Tag Archives: frenemies

Lane’s latest college age romance is a gem

51206521._SY475_Out on the Ice by Lane Hayes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lane is so good at writing new age romance, she seems to have a knack of getting inside the minds of young men just beginning to branch out into life at college.

This, the fifth in this excellent series, was a bit more slow paced than some of the others and I think the story benefitted from that.

Last seen, Sky was having a bit of a crisis in book four as his world fell apart around him.

Here we don’t see inside his head but that of Colby, an ice hockey player who knows he’s probably not good enough to go pro but who’s holding on to his sport for dear life.

I loved the way this story meandered around a couple of different plot points and gently made its way to them falling in love.

Very little unnecessary angsting, good communication and great chemistry made it an enjoyable read.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

View all my reviews

Loads to recommend in this second act of The Elite from Ella and Brooke

Need for Speed AMAZONNeed for Speed by Ella FrankBrooke Blaine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve decided to treat this series as if it was a play in three acts.

Book one set the scene and left the reader with a cliffhanger to draw us back.

Book two gives the payoff from that, and then goes into more depth as its relationship and plot lines develop.

Book three will bring the conclusion and, if it follows true to form with this pair, a satisfying ending with lots of feels and an explosion of sexual chemistry.

I love all the characters in this homage to Top Gun, the fighter pilot elite of the US Navy, with their banter and friendship.

The complex relationship between Panther and his father, the Navy’s previous top dog fighter pilot, and Solo’s incredible arrogance and sheer bravado.

I just wish it was all done in the one book.

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

View all my reviews

Superb conclusion to this fantastic romantic suspense series

Zero Divergence CoverZero Divergence by Aimee Nicole Walker

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An excellent conclusion to this wonderful series from Aimee.

Romantic suspense, cop/law enforcement/ex-military types are among my absolute favourite genre of book to read and this series has been on fire.

Each stands alone but with a nebulous connection running through them surrounding the suicide of Royce’s former partner.

I loved how not all the loise ends were neatly wrapped up, there’s still room to manoeuvre and I was very happy to hear there will be future appearances from Locke and Key in the spinoff series.

This one had exceptional pacing, building up the tension as the noose tightened around the prime suspect who the reader already knows is guilty.

I didn’t see the plot twist coming and it was very well played. I also never found events to be too coincidental or convenient for the plot journey, they were linked into believable scenarios.

I absolutely adore Sawyer and Royce, I can’t say which is my favourite but they work so beautifully together, not only as work partners but as romantic ones.

Their chemistry is off the charts, but their friendship and support of each other, after a shaky start, is what makes this narrative sing.

Aimee’s best books yet imho.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

View all my reviews

« Older Entries Recent Entries »