Review – Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank

Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank

“But who, he wondered in a moment’s panic as her nearing heat began to assault him, who enforces the Enforcer?” -Jacob

  • 4 Stars
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Demons
  • First In A Series
  • Heat Level 3

Jacob is the first book of Frank’s Nightwalkers series. In this book we are introduced to a race of elemental demons that live a peaceful existence, except their sometimes uncontrollable lust for humans. It is Jacob the Enforcer’s job to make sure no demon hurts a human while overcome with the temporary madness of their lust.

Jacob has lived a solitary existence because of his duties as Enforcer. He isn’t exactly a crowd favorite because he’s the one that shows up when your urges cannot be controlled. There isn’t a single demon family that has not met with his punishment. This solitary existence is his duty and he carries the burden heavily on his shoulders.

Isabella is just a librarian who is drawn to the moonlight and knowledge. One night, while leaning out of her apartment window, she falls out and ends up in the safety Jacob’s arms. Their meeting goes beyond serendipity, it’s as if the universe literally forced them together. The story and their forbidden relationship builds from this point on.

I loved Jacob. He was strong, kind, intelligent, serious and sexy. He took duty to an extreme level of commitment, and I appreciated him even more for it. Him and Isabella were kind of an opposites attract couple. She liked to joke around with him to try and crack away a little bit of his serious nature. They complimented each other well. I did, at times, find Bella to be a little childish.

The story flowed easily and was quite enjoyable. I loved the different types of elemental demons presented and their unique abilities. I want to be a fire demon so I can travel as smoke! The author wove an addictive tale of love and suspense. I wanted more and more. The detail and thought that was put into building the world and back story was flawless.

This is paranormal romance at its finest, with just the right amount of mystery, action and heat. I think anyone would be able to find something they loved about this well crafted book. I will definitely continue on with this series. The next book is Gideon, and I love him already!

 

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Review – Bend (Vegas Heat #1) by Molly McLain

Bend (Vegas Heat #1) by Molly McLain

  • 4 Stars
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Police Officer
  • First In A Series
  • Heat Level 3

This was my first book by Molly McLain. It kept popping up, and I just wasn’t sure what to think about it. New author, a cop hero, takes place in Las Vegas (I used to live there. I’m always afraid authors are going to misrepresent the REAL Las Vegas, ya know, where people actually live). I finally decided I had to give it a go. The blurb sounded so good! I was not disappointed.  

Kinsey is the tourism police chief’s daughter. She has a healthy respect and distaste for police officers, except for Sergeant Hardass. Could he stop pulling her over and looking so good doing it!? This is how the book begins, with our couple meeting at a “routine” traffic stop. Trent just can’t help himself. Kinsey should know better because she’s the chief’s daughter and that does not make her above the law. Their banter and the enemies to lovers plot kept me smiling.

The story unfolds in a very low angst and easy to follow story. It has heat, romance and a little mystery. I would have like a little bit more development at the end of the story, which is why I gave it 4 stars. It seemed to end a little abruptly, just as the story was getting really good. That being said, I would definitely recommend reading it. It was a fun and easy to read book. I will continue with the series because there are a lot of hot men in this book, and I need to know their stories.

A copy of Bend was given to me by the publisher for an honest review.

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Review – The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter

The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter

  • 4 Stars
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Vampires
  • Heat Level 1

I picked this book up for free on Amazon and just kind of found myself reading it. I wasn’t even sure what I was getting myself into. It was a pleasant surprise, to say the least, that I liked this book so much. The story was witty, entertaining and amusing.

The story begins with our poor heroine caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Delaney finds herself on the lamb after witnessing her boss murder someone. She has no place to go and is running out of time. This is when she discovers a mail order bride business. She decides to steal another woman’s file and take her place as the arranged potential mate of a man in Nocturne Falls. What she doesn’t realize is that Nocturne Falls is a place for the supernatural to hide in plain sight. It’s a town that is Halloween themed. Yes, you read that right. Halloween 24/7/365. What does this place not ACTUALLY exist!?! I would move there tomorrow! The author clearly put thought and care into creating the town, and I felt like it was a real place she was describing.

Once she meets Hugh, a 400 year old vampire, sparks begin to fly quickly. Hugh is your typical broody dead guy. I enjoyed his dry tone and over thinking self. The story takes a lot of twists and turns from this point, but never descends into nonsense. I was glad because it felt like it could at some points. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it if you are looking for something light, funny and easy to read.

I will definitely check out the rest of the series. I have been eyeballing book 2 since finishing this. There is a spin-off series also. I just picked up book one of that series.

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Review – Flash Bang by Meghan March

Flash Bang by Meghan March

4 Stars

  • Menage
  • Beginning of the apocalypse (no zombies)
  • Military Heroes
  • Heat Level 4
  • For Readers Age 18+

I’ve recently gotten into menage/polyamorous books, and this one did not disappoint. What’s better than an Alpha male protector? TWO of them, of course. This book starts off with our leading lady going about her daily life in downtown Chicago until BAM! All electronics have stopped working and a plane crashes into a skyscraper. This drew me into the story immediately. I was like wtf is happening right now!? I need books to be fast starters, so this definitely delivered. From the very first chapter, Rowan established herself as a strong woman and that never faltered throughout the book. I really loved that about her and how the author held to her strong personality.

The story gets intense from this point while Rowan struggles to survive in a world quickly descending into chaos. Enter Graham and Zach. I can’t decide which one I want to lick first. Both are Alpha, hot and just the right amount of sensitive, from there their personalities are night and day. I loved that they both fulfilled a different personality/partner type that we all fantasize about.

The book flowed seamlessly, and I never found myself mentally drifting away from the story. I definitely want to continue the series to see what happens in such an unknown set of circumstances. This book does end with a cliffy to set up the next installment. I’m not sure if they will all be about Rowan and her men. The next installment is a novella about other characters, that is also a menage. Either way, I’m definitely invested in the future of this story.

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