Real Vampires Have Curves by Gerry Bartlett: I really enjoyed this book! It was a fun read that reminded me a little bit of Bridget Jones meets SATC set in Austin, TX. The lead character is a real woman with curves, body issues, super skinny friends, a hot ex (that would so totally be my type), and dating issues galore. You throw in the fact that someone has it out for the Vampires in Austin, there is an over-protective body guard talking dog (not sure he really is just a dog), some friends with their own issues, and trying to get her business off the group—Glory has got her hands full. I giggled through most of this book and while I thought her relationship with some characters were forced (Damien); on a whole I was please with the flow of the story.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Elizabeth: She is the perfect blend of flaws and positive attributes. Austen really created a character that you could follow like she was a really close friend.
Darcy: Great guy with some flaws that make him real. You can love him and sometimes not like him.
Read for Fun (Kindle) Overall Rating: 4.50 Story Rating: 4.50 Character Rating: 4.50 Shades of Midnight by Lara Adrian: This has to be my 2nd favorite book in the series. I really loved Kade which surprised me because before this he really didn’t grab my attention. Granted he was a late character introduction into the series but his friend Brock stood out more (BTW his book will be coming out in Fall 2010 I found out). So it was a pleasant surprise that I was able to get into this book almost from the beginning. Without giving anything away this book was set in Alaska, which after being able to visit that beautiful state was much more vivid to me in the book. She did a great job of flushing out the characters and having a back story that seemed to really fit. She was able to weave in the on-going Ancient and Dragos storyline without letting it take over the book. I was a little disappointed that the rest of the guys were in it so little and that the rest of the breedmates were not in it at all. Overall this was a very enjoyable read! Great escapism […]
I really wish I could pick 2.5 for Full Moon Rising. I really like Riley but I found the book a hard read in quite a few parts. It might be because it was a first of the series, I will try the second book eventually. I think it is an interesting world that the author has developed but she needed to spend a bit more on character development.
Dark Gold by Christine Feehan was another entry in the Dark Series. So the “arrogant” part continues but I think in this book she ends up giving a better explanation of why. I really liked Aiden/Alex arc–it showed growth on both of their parts and showed that they were willing to work on it. I loved Aiden’s human family and that they were an important part of the story! All in all it was a fun escapist read 🙂