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May
10

Review: Fly with Me by Chanel Cleeton

Review: Fly with Me by Chanel Cleeton Fly with Me Author: Chanel Cleeton Reviewer: Nima Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Fly With Me, book one in the Wild Aces series, is a lot of what you expect just looking at the cover:  super-hot, confident, smart, fighter pilot finds the love of his life and asks her to risk her heart so they can fly away happily ever after.  Indeed, this is how the story starts.  U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and weapons specialist Noah Miller is blowing off steam with his squad members at a Las Vegas night club.  Florida native and successful clothing boutique owner, which means she has the right outfit for every...
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Apr
25

Review: The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Review: The Obsession by Nora Roberts The Obsession Author: Nora Roberts Reviewer: Nima Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Nora Roberts is a prolific writer.  As such, she is known for a certain predictability, if not being formulaic in her writing style.  Her ardent fans like this about her style.  I have enjoyed a few of her books over the years, but haven’t necessarily sought them out.  The Obsession was not at all what I expected from Roberts.  Like so many of her other books, The Obsession was not just a story of an empowered woman looking to build a new life after some kind of insert-male-oppression-here and stumbles upon a trust-worthy love. While it...
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Mar
29

Review: Compromised by Emmy Curtis

Review: Compromised by Emmy Curtis Compromised Author: Emmy Curtis Reviewer: Nima Rating: B What I’m Talking About: This is my first read of an Emmy Curtis book and Compromised, being #5 in the series, puts me at a disadvantage of any backstory that I may have missed.  That being said, I wish I had some. We come into the story on Sadie Walker and Simon Tennant’s wedding day.  Being new to the series, I don’t know if we had any of the courtship in previous books or any knowledge of what brought these two together.  It was an oddity to me to take the love in a relationship for granted at the beginning of...
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Mar
15

Review: Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer

Review: Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer Quantum Night Author: Robert J. Sawyer Reviewer: Nima Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Author Robert Sawyer takes us through a really interesting intellectual exercise in Quantum Night. While it is a fictional story with a beginning, middle, and end, I felt more like I was sitting in a college philosophy class playing “what if” with the professor. What if… you could identify psychopaths with the accuracy of fingerprints?  What if… you could change their mental wiring so that they’re 100% “cured?”  What if… you had to trade places with the psychopath to make that happen?  What if… your child did?  What if… you discovered you had committed felonious...
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Mar
7

Review: Trapped by Alison Aimes

Review: Trapped by Alison Aimes Trapped Author: Alison Aimes Reviewer: Nima Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: I’m going to put this right up front because Alison Aimes’ debut book Trapped actually came with a warning right up front.  I was puzzled by it. It doesn’t read like a trigger warning, instead, sounding more like a promotional blurb.  At the outset there is an unequal power structure between her two main characters and the sex that takes place within it.  That relationship changes over the course of the book, but if there was concern about criticism for it, don’t write it.  Don’t come up with a premise and then apologize for it. If she...
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Mar
2

Review: Fight to the Finish by Jeanette Murray

Review: Fight to the Finish by Jeanette Murray Fight to the Finish Author: Jeanette Murray Reviewer: Nima Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: Fight to the Finish takes us back into the competitive boxing world of the U.S. Marines.  As book three in Jeanette Murray’s First to Fight series, the characters and environments are already well-established.  It could definitely stand alone, but is a better read for the books that came before it, especially as the characters react and interact.  Fight to the Finish focuses on the romance of JAG officer Graham and team yoga instructor Kara. Kara was a bit of a head scratcher for me.  As the mother of a child with significant allergies myself,...
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Feb
22

Review: You and Only You by Sharon Sala

Review: You and Only You by Sharon Sala You and Only You Author: Sharon Sala Reviewer: Nima Rating: B- You and Only You was originally published as the stand-alone book, Curl Up and Dye, released in February 2014. It appears that Sala is going forward with this as the first book in her new Blessings, Georgia series, named after the small town where her characters call home.  Unfortunately after a weak opening paragraph, the story really doesn’t get much better.  It is filled with clichés, repetition, and caricatures. LilyAnn Bronte lost her high school sweetheart and then lost herself. Everyone around her treats her like a child and this goes on for y-e-a-r-s. In all that time,...
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Jan
11

Review: The Score by Elle Kennedy

Review: The Score by Elle Kennedy The Score Author: Elle Kennedy Reviewer: Nima Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Author Elle Kennedy is quickly developing an avid fan base for her new adult Off-Campus series, and I may have to count myself among them—memes, gifs, and all. For this reason, I had a tough time giving The Score, book three in the Off-Campus series, a rating because it’s not my favorite in the series, although I still liked it very much. Dean Heywood Di-Laurentis is not as sympathetic of a character as hockey teammates Garret (The Deal) and Logan (The Mistake). He comes from old money, has not had much in the way of obstacles...
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Jan
5

Review: The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

Review: The Mistake by Elle Kennedy The Mistake Author: Elle Kennedy Reviewer: Nima Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Elle Kennedy did it again.  The Mistake, second installment in her Off-Campus series, is every bit as successful and enjoyable as The Deal.  The Mistake brings us the romance of John Logan, Garrett Graham’s best friend and teammate. Logan has a crush on Garrett’s new girlfriend Hannah from The Deal and more and more, he just has to stay away or else find himself fantasizing about a woman he can’t have.  He must find a way to move on without losing his best friend or drive himself insane.  To cope, he parties excessively and sleeps with...
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Dec
29

Review: The Deal by Elle Kennedy

Review: The Deal by Elle Kennedy The Deal Author: Elle Kennedy Reviewer: Nima Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Please ignore the cheesy book description—seriously.  The Deal has all the hallmarks of a typical contemporary romance (i.e. insanely fit and beautiful people, wealth, talent, and unreasonably intense sexual chemistry,) but none of the cheese.  This is actually a really good read. In a surprising move for the first book in a romance series, Kennedy tackles some significant and heavy topics relating to rape and abuse.  She works with her characters to move through and dump emotional baggage in a believable way without weighing down the readers responses.  When you get to the end, you’ve been...
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