Review: Absinthe by Winther Renshaw

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My review (amazon link)

This book was a breath of fresh air in the ordinary student/ teacher genre – where you’re lust is the main focus and after a few complications then you get a happily-ever-after. There was so much more to this story.

Halston is your no-nonsense girl, that may be perceived like a bitch – but she is only like that because of her childhood. Even in her “new” family she is walking on glass just to get through high school. She didn’t pity herself or tried to be different in her new surroundings, she stayed true to who she was and she worked hard.
My only “problem” with this book was that I wanted them to have more time together. They were connected perfectly online and their chemistry in person was undeniable but I felt like they could’ve had more time instead of just stolen words and miscommunications.

If you’re a fan of student/ teacher romance, I think you’re going to like this one. It’s certainly different from what I’ve read before and I liked that. Change is good sometimes.

I received an ARC and I am leaving a voluntary review, but everything I write is my own opinion.

 

Blurb: (from Goodreads)

The name on the screen was “Absinthe.”

I knew her as the sultry voice blowing up my phone for late night chats about Proust and Hemingway interspersed between the best phone sex I never knew I could have.

We’d never met.

Until the day she walked into my office, her cherry lips wrapped around a candy apple sucker and an all too familiar voice that said, “They said you wanted to see me, Principal Hawthorne?”

Review: Demon Child by Kat Cotton

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Series: Clem Starr: Demon Fighter #1

My review (amazon link)

Clem is kickass. She tries to live by hunting demons mostly via her sex aura, but when the Child Demon spreads havoc she must decide which team she is on.

She must find out who is friend and who is foe.

I actually really like this book, especially Clem because she has a back bone and tries to do good.

I received an ARC and I am leaving a voluntary review, but everything I write is my own opinion.

 

Blurb: (from Goodreads)

My life used to be so simple. Get in, outsex a pesky incubus and get out with the cash. The vampires changed that. I hate vampires.

Firstly, the Demon Child woke and went on a feeding spree. He’s strong, lightning fast and as cute as a button. I fight demons by using my sexual aura, which makes hunting a vamp who looks like a kid totally wrong.

Secondly, the new mayor wants the paranormal world exposed. Not only does that cut into my income, it will lead to open warfare.

Thirdly, the only ones paying me to hunt the Demon Child are a pair of screwed up vampires: Nic – the motivational speaker, I don’t know whether I want to kill him, screw him or cut off his perfect face and wear it as a mask – and Kisho, who would be the perfect man, if it wasn’t for his vampirism. Oh, and that he’s Nic’s bitch, when I want him to be mine.

The mayor wants me on his team, I’m under investigation by the Demon Fighter Council – working for the enemy is strictly forbidden and, for the first time ever, I doubt my ability to get the job done.

Could my life get any more complicated? Oh yeah, the Demon Child has a secret that makes him unkillable.

Warning: may contain traces of unicorn.

Review: Zuran by Ashley L. Hunt

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Series: Albaterra Mates #6

 

My review (amazon link)

This is the first book in this series I have read and although it is book number 6 I would say it can be read as a standalone, but I also think that if you read the first 5 books in the series you will understand more about the universe that Phoebe and Zuran lives in.

Phoebe and Zuran’s characters are sweet but still funny, and the romance is a slow build.

The mystery and intrigue, action and adventures draw hook you in.

I received an ARC and I am leaving a voluntary review, but everything I write is my own opinion.

 

 Blurb: (from Goodreads)

He’s forced to revisit the past he left behind, and she’s coming along for the ride.

As a nurse, Phoebe has spent her career helping people. She knows it’s her calling and throws herself into tending to her patients heart and soul. In the city of Ka-lik’et, she is considered one of the best attendants amongst those in the human colony. When she loses the most important patient she’s ever had, though, a fuse is ignited that sends her spiraling into a course of events she never could have imagined.

Zuran is the Interplanetary Affairs Officer for the Albaterran kingdom of Dhal’at. He is also a reformed criminal, but he walked away from that life in pursuit of something better. When he meets the curvaceous and intelligent Phoebe, it’s in the midst of a crisis, and he realizes he has never met someone so genuinely good. He soon discovers walking the straight-and-narrow is not the only unexpected change in himself as he finds himself captivated by the compassionate, beautiful human.

Albaterra has been playing host to a colony of Novai for many months, but they are suddenly stricken with a mysterious disease neither A’li-uud nor humans have seen before. Suddenly, Zuran and Phoebe are thrown into the race against time to cure the disease before it kills the Novai colonists or spreads to the other beings who call Albaterra home. After she is unable to save an Elder, Phoebe battles her inner demons to fight for the ailing Novai. Meanwhile, Zuran is forced to battle demons of another kind when his brother is imprisoned for the Elder’s death. They unite in hopes of achieving their goals, and they discover sides to themselves they never knew existed. Phoebe realizes how far she is willing to go for someone she cares about, and the ever-independent Zuran finds out just how much he needs her after all.

Can a bad boy alien and a selfless nurse save the world? Can they even save themselves?

Zuran is the sixth book in the Albaterra Mates series. All books in this page-turning Paranormal Sci Fi Alien Abduction Romance can be read as standalone and in any order for maximum enjoyment. Enjoy full-length fated mates scifi alien romances with a guaranteed HEA, no cheating and plenty of impossible Alphas!

Expect steamy scenes, mysterious aliens, deadly planets and the love story between a BBW from Earth and a sensationally hot alien warrior.

Review: Billionaire Retreat by Summer Cooper

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My review (amazon link)

This book has a good romantic story and some twists and turns that are engaging – for me the book would have been even better if it had both POVs. I found when we also hear or rather read the male POV, it gives the story more “meat” and development of the characters especially the male. You understand them better and become more committed to them.

I love a good romance, especially spicy romance. I love the flow and the teasing banter and the twists and surprises even Griff’s crazy mother, but I don’t understand why Ninas does’nt try to still talk to him like the grown up she is. And why don’t Griff try to track her down, it seems that he has all of the string to do it.

Overall an sweet and nice read.

I received an ARC and I am leaving a voluntary review, but everything I write is my own opinion.

 

Blurb: (from Goodreads)

Nina Charles is an actress, struggling to find herself and her way in sunny L.A. After nonstop bad luck, she’s relieved when she finally lands a gig as an entertainment specialist for an exclusive, private resort. She promptly realizes that the resort caters to rich men looking for a wild time. And that her role as an entertainment specialist, there to meet the “needs” of the guests, isn’t exactly the role of a lifetime. But she’s intrigued when she’s paired with reclusive billionaire Griffin Wallace. A tech guru with a hard body, sharp wit, and beautiful eyes, Nina quickly finds herself falling for him.

But when their fantasy world ends abruptly, can Nina and Griffin figure out a way to be with each other or will misunderstandings and secrets prevent them from building a future together?