Aly's Miscellany

Tempted by Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novella (1001 Dark Nights)

Tempted by Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novella (1001 Dark Nights) - Lara Adrian It would have been a 4* if it were even a chapter longer. The start was amazing the same with the middle... unfortunately Ms Adrian rushed the ending :(

Safe Harbor (Siren Publishing Menage Amour)

Safe Harbor (Siren Publishing Menage Amour) - Tymber Dalton 4.5*

Finding Julia

Finding Julia - Desiree Holt 3.5*

Hollywood Spank

Hollywood Spank - Shoshanna Evers DNF at 50%
The heroine kept lying and was a push-over, I didn't like her at all!

Something Wicked This Way Comes, Volume 1

Something Wicked This Way Comes, Volume 1 - Jaid Black, Desiree Holt, Eliza Knight, Mel Teshco, Kathy Kulig, Laurann Dohner Only reading Dangerous Addiction by Desiree Holt
I would have given it 4* but he called her 'girl' so many times that I wanted to kick him in the nuts!

Beyond Addiction

Beyond Addiction - Desiree Holt 3.5*
There are non consent scenes... A big part of the plot is actually built around it.

Let me tell you about our TSTL heroine. She gets saved from an abusive relationship and builds her life back. It sounds good right? Abuse survivors and all that... Well, unfortunately she is a fucking IDIOT!
-A sane person would go to therapy after this. She didn't.
-A sane person who knows she's been conditioned to humiliation and she's been drugged doesn't go back to her abuser after more then 1 and 1/2 years after she escaped. Not Fallon.
The stupid chick went back to him! What's wrong with you??? You know he drugged you, you know! But after lunch with him, with his own bottle of wine, that wasn't open in front of you, you decide to let him set up a BDSM scene??? After he beats her[because that's what it was!] what does the genius do? She decides it's a good idea to go to his house, because that's just a smart thing to do.

Rant over.

Thank god this was actually a romance and she has a strong support system and she gets out a 2nd time... and there is a HEA, though IMO idiocy shouldn't be rewarded. And no, the HEA is not with the abusive fuck...

I liked the writing style, mostly, and the story is alert and has a good flow. I am sure that I'll try another book from this author, but I'll totally read the blurb with more attention next time

PS: If anyone could explain to me the psychology behind this I would love to hear it, but I just don't understand.

One More Night

One More Night - Lauren Blakely So very meh.

Night After Night

Night After Night - Lauren Blakely 3.5*
It's fluffy and nice and I might have given it 4* if I didn't come from the Nalini Singh high :D

Light My Fire

Light My Fire - G.A. Aiken I loved this!


Unforgiven - D.B. Reynolds Buddy read with Maru
I didn't expect Alexandra to do that... Anyway, I love Cyn and Raphael, they are still my favorites, even after all the other books in the series. They ROCK!

Owned By Fate (a Serve novel) (Entangled Brazen)

Owned By Fate (a Serve novel) (Entangled Brazen) - Tessa Bailey 4.5*
Caroline was an ass, but overall I loved the book. I'll def read the next book
Buddy read with Sarah

Grocery Shopping

Grocery Shopping - Nalini Singh It's one of the sweetest scenes :)

Rock Courtship: A Rock Kiss Novella

Rock Courtship: A Rock Kiss Novella - Nalini Singh It was a fun read, I liked it more then the 1st book :)

Once More, My Darling Rogue

Once More, My Darling Rogue - Lorraine Heath I loved it, though Not as much as the 1st one with Graace and Lovingdon.
Buddy read with Jo

Cole… Meet Ali

Cole… Meet Ali - Gena Showalter I always wanted to know what he thought!

When the Duke Was Wicked

When the Duke Was Wicked - Lorraine Heath 1st read: March 2014
Ok, this was great. It is a marvellous story of love and second chances and everyone should read it.

2nd read: September 2014
Buddy read with Jo
I loved it even more!!!

Currently reading

On His Knees (Stronghold Book 3)
Golden Angel
Cleopatra's Moon
Vicky Alvear Shecter