Thursday, March 19, 2015

Game Play (Power Play #1) by Lynda Aicher



Reviewed by Tabatha


Game Play was a nice introduction into this new series by Lynda Aicher. I've never been much of a hockey fan, but I am a huge fan of Lynda's writing so I knew she could get me to enjoy this one. She didn't disappoint, because this was packed with humor and sweetness making it an overall enjoyable read. I will say that the one aspect that drove this to a 3 star rating was the heroine. Samantha was great at first and I loved her spunk, but I think her bitterness ruined her for me. I just didn't like the way she treated Dylan at times, and she kept going back and fourth far too much for me. Dylan, on the other hand, was a total sweetheart and I really loved him. I think if Samantha had given up that bitterness a bit faster, I would have definitely liked her far more because she and Dylan were great when she would let him in. The secondary cast of characters were a hoot, so I'm looking forward to where this series goes. I can't wait for Dylan's teammates to find their someone special as well.  

*I received a review copy from the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review*

For more information about this series or Lynda's books, please check out her website.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The One That Got Away by Jess Dee



Reviewed by Tabatha


Jess Dee proves in this short story that she is just a master of expressing emotions. She opens the story with a scorching scene between Kai and Lily. What I loved most about this book, is that Dee is able to show in just in a short scene that these characters have more than lust between them. Then she throws us a curve and breaks them apart before things can even really have the chance to get started. Promises were made before they met, and Kai feels that he has to hold himself to his commitment. I love the way the story picks back up with Lily explaining to her friend about what happened a few months back with Kai as he is now suddenly thrown back in her path and she can't let herself forget all those feelings she still has for him. Even though we don't get to hear the story from Kai's point of view, Dee was still able to express his feelings to make the reader believe that he truly feels that he made a huge mistake. Although this is a short story, and I never want Jess Dee's books to end, it does leave a feeling of being complete. The ending also left a promise for the future, which I just absolutely loved. :) I definitely recommend this if you are looking for a sexy, short read.

*I received a review copy in exchange for my honest review*

For more information about this series or Jess's books, please check out her website.