Angel Seduced by Jaime Rush Review

Angel wings tattooKye Rivers has the magical ability for the sexual healing of others but to keep this ability she must forgo all romantic feelings of her own. In Angel Seduced by Jaime Rush, Kye has discovered a way to allow Caidos (individuals descended from angels and cursed to never have pleasure without pain) to bond with their mates and to finally feel pleasure without pain. A side effect of the bonding process is it can unlock repressed or blocked memories. When Kye is approached by the sexy Kasabian to help her unlock his memories she has a hard time supressing her own feelings.

Kasabian was captured as a child and his memory is blocked about that time period, now more children have gone missing and Kasabian will do anything it takes to discover what happened to them, even if it means convincing Kye to help, against her better judgment.

Angel Seduced is the third full-length novel in The Hidden series, while I have enjoyed all the previous novels (including the novellas) I have to admit each book is getting darker as far so content, experiences of the main characters and the motivations of the protagonists.  So while I love the world that Rush has created (and I do really like her take on creation of the different types of paranormal characters) I did struggle a bit more with Angel Seduced than I have with the previous four stories. Rush’s character experiences and darker story lines remind me a lot of Larissa Ione’s Demonica series. Rush’s writing style is intriguing, I love the world she has created and Angel Seduced keeps with that same great voice, just with a darker tone to it. Kye was a great heroine but it was Kasabian with his reactions to what he had gone through and his willingness to put himself in danger to save the children that really stole the show for me. While the books in the series are connecting, you don’t have to read them in order to understand what is going on. I really struggled to figure out what to give Angel Seduced because I really like Rush’s style but it did feel a little dark to me so I really give it a 3.5 star but because I don’t have a half a star icon I am rounding it up to a four, I feel it deserves more than a 3 star rating but fell a little short of the full four star rating.

You can read an excerpt here.

The Hidden Series Reading Order:

Dragon Mine (novella)

Dragon Rising (novella) you can read my review here

Dragon Awakened you can read my review here

Magic Possessed  (January 28, 2014)

Angel Seduced (February 14, 2014)

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Title: Angel Seduced

Author: Jaime Rush

Format:  eBook

Page Nos.: 369

AISN: B00CO7FNJU

Publisher: Hatchette Book Group

Release Date: February 2014

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jessica

 

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye Review

hard as it gets 1After the death of her father, Crystal has done whatever it takes to keep her sister and herself safe from the crime organization that her father belonged to. In Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye, Crystal puts that all in jeopardy to help a stranger rescue an unknown man from the basement of the strip club where she works. When the sexy stranger shows up again needing her help, Crystal has to decide whether to continue to play it safe or to start taking some risks to be true to herself.

Shane is one of a group of ex-Special Forces men, trying to restore honor to their name. Shane encounters the compelling Crystal when rescuing the brother of his friend’s girlfriend (in Hard As It Gets) and can’t forget her. Unable to help one woman in his past escape a bad situation, Shane feels the need to rescue Crystal at all costs. At it might just cost him it all.

Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye picks up exactly where Hard As It Gets (see my review here) left off, the guys have rescued Becca’s brother but still need more information to figure out what their ex-commander was into and to clear their names. Shane’s character was the caring alpha male but it was Crystal’s character that I found so intriguing. With a sister who suffers from epilepsy, Crystal has done whatever it takes to keep both of them safe despite having to work off her dad’s debt to the criminal organization, but despite what she has gone through, she still dreams and works hard to make sure her sister never has to go through the same things that she does. Crystal’s struggle, after she meets and helps Shane, to figure out who she really is after playing too many roles of the past couple of years was intriguing and fabulous. Be aware these are ex-military men so there are some “F” words in the novel and the experiences of Crystal are a little tough to hear (you don’t really get any graphic details but it was not a good experience and the novel does refer to it).

You can read an excerpt here.

Hard Ink Series Reading Order:

Hard As It Gets

Hard As You Can 

Book 3 (TBA)

Book 4 (TBA)

Rating: Star 4copy

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Title: Hard As You Can

Author: Laura Kaye

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 384

AISN:  B00DB3A1AC

Publisher: Avon Impulse

Release Date: March 2014

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jessica

 

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

Pitch Green by The Brother’s Washburn Review

   Eleven year old Camm was trick-or-treating with Cal and a younger group of kids when Hugh, Cal’s younger brother, goes missing. In the book “Pitch Green” by the Brothers Washburn, Hugh is one in a long list of kids that disappear from this remote Nevada town. Seven years later, Camm and Cal are still haunted by that disappearance when the FBI officially comes in to investigate. Several of the investigators are convinced that the disappearances are linked to an abandoned mansion in town. Camm helps the FBI with their case by introducing them to others and being their ‘civilian expert’. She is thrilled that she might finally have closure for that fateful Halloween. After a couple of interviews, and performing her own discreet investigations, Camm is convinced it has something to do with Searles Mansion. Cal helps Camm with some of her own sleuthing when they discover a monster living inside of the mansion that only comes out at midnight. They decide that the monster needs to be stopped and will do whatever it takes. After several failed attempts to kill it, they talk to the only remaining survivor that has ever lived in the mansion. She gives them a mysterious box and tells them to kill the monster. Do Cal and Camm have what it takes to make their town safe again? Or will they end up as so many other children and animals have?

I’m not usually one to read YA horror or suspense fiction especially containing science fiction elements, but this book surprised me. It was funny, intense, and left me wanting more. As soon as I finished the book, I jumped online to see if they had a release date for the next one (which they don’t)! This book had the perfect combination of elements for an intriguing read and definitely left the reader in anticipation. The characters were well developed and relatable. I also found them humorous, which is a plus. The characters were easy to believe in and acted realistically for their age group. The plot needed a personal connection for the main characters and the opening filled that perfectly. I loved how it was mostly from the perspective of Camm and Cal, but also had the point of view of the monster. Pitch Green was extremely well written and believable (which is surprising with the science fiction elements). I started it to try and wake up on one of my graveyard shifts and didn’t put it down until I was finished! Each chapter left me wondering what would happen next or trying to figure out what was going on. Overall it was a fabulous read.

Dimensions in Death Reading Order

Pitch Green

Mojave Green (release date TBA)

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Title: Pitch Green

Author: The Brother’s Washburn

Format: ebook

Page Nos.: 277

ISBN: 978-0988649125

Publisher: Jolly Fish Press

Release Date: March 2013

Available: Amazon

Reviewer: Jillian

 

Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti Review

Matt Dean is on the search for the one woman he believes can save him and his brothers. In Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti, Matt and his brothers are super soldiers, raised in a military camp with only themselves to rely on. Now a chip that has been surgically implanted into their spine to keep them in line will kill them all if they don’t find a way to disable it within the next six weeks. Matt has gone undercover in the small town of Charmed to track down the scientist who he believes can save him and his brothers.  But for the first time in his life Matt finds himself distracted from his mission by a woman, Laney.

Laney Jacobs runs a bar in Charmed where she helps the locals and feels like she is part of something. When the mysterious Matt stops by looking for a job Laney knows that he has trouble written all over him, but is it just regular trouble or trouble for her heart?

Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti is the second book in the Sin Brothers series. While I enjoyed but didn’t love Forgotten Sins (read my review here), Sweet Revenge is a fabulous read about the super protective Matt. The premise for the Sin Brothers series is an interesting take on the super soldier, basically grown from a test tube, the brothers took care of each other and created their own version of a family growing up in  the tough military camp. Having broken away from the Commander who trained them, the brothers spend all their energy trying to save each other from capture by the Commander and tracking down someone who can disable their microchips before the microchips blow up, killing all of them. The relationship between the brothers is fabulous: strong, loving and tempered in fire. Sweet Revenge gives us a glimpse as to how the boys were raised and why they are so close. Zanetti did surprise me with who the scientist ended up being (I won’t share any more than that because I don’t want to spoil it for you). Laney’s character is a strong female who still has a softer side exhibited by her taking care of those who come into her bar. Sweet Revenge’s characters are dynamic, intriguing and riveting. While I think you could read Sweet Revenge without reading Forgotten Sins I do recommend that you read them in order to have a better understanding the world that Zanetti has created.

You can read an excerpt here.

Sin Brothers Reading Order:

Forgotten Sins

Sweet Revenge

Blind Faith (May 6, 2014)

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Title: Sweet Revenge

Author: Rebecca Zanetti

Format: Paperback,  eBook

Page Nos.: 384

AISN: B00ENTBO0O

Publisher: Forever

Release Date: December 2013 ebook, June 2014 print copy

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jessica

 

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.