Morsels [18]: The Protector and Trust

27860802 The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Forever | September 6th, 2016
Paperback, 384 pp.
Source: Bought
Adult Fiction | Romance | Suspense
Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars


This is one of those many occasions when I let the cover duped me into thinking I’m in for a great read. Bodyguard romances come once in a blue moon that when I see one, I’m instantly chomping at he bits to read it.

Unfortunately, The Protector was a disappointing read. The plot was a slog and the romance was lacklustre. Aside from the attractiveness of the two characters, there wasn’t much there – no chemistry to speak of or any personality developments to make it worth my while. The writing was passable, if a little plebian. It tried so hard to create a sexual tension but I saw through the frail attempt.

When you’re able to judge a book midway through and know that there’s nothing else it could offer, you know the pretty cover led you astray again. Don’t get me wrong, I finished it cover to cover and gave it fair chance but when you can’t even pretend to care about the characters in the slightest bit, you know you’re beating a dead horse.

Don’t expect too much.

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Goodreads Summary
Trust by Jana Aston
Series: Wrong, #3 | Kindle Edition
Self Published | November 8th, 3016
Source: Bought
Adult Fiction | Romance
Rating 4 out of 5 Stars


I have read the first two books from this series and skipped the litte novella in between. I will probably read that at some point, but I found this book while browsing through Amazon a couple of days ago and couldn’t resist. Wrong series is a lot of fun. It’s a funny, no-holds barred sexy read. I was looking forward to reading Chloe’s story because she’s one of those awkward women I love reading about. The idea that we might kindred spirits occur to me in more ways than one.

Anyway, this is her story and how she kept finding herself in awkward, humorous situations in the most unintentional way. She’s ridiculous sometimes which makes her all the more adorable! She has a thing for federal agents in suits. Enter Boyd Gallagher, Sophie’s half brother. In as much as the book above left me feeling cold, Trust by Jana Aston left me hot and bothered. Chloe and Boyd has a natural chemistry that’s very convincing.

My only complaint is that for a full lenght novel, this sure feels very short. Regardless, this was a solid romance meant to whisk you away from the miseries of your day.

 

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Morsels [#16]: Laurel Heights by Kate Perry

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Laurel Heights, #2
Phoenix Publication
Published: February 22nd, 2012
Adult Fiction | Romance
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars


This book was every bit as sweet as it was sad. It’s the story of a girl who can’t do anything right in her father’s eyes. But as most fathers out there, there was nothing he wouldn’t do for his daughter. It’s tough love, but it’s love, nonetheless.

It’s also a story about a woman who couldn’t quite figure out what to do with her life. It’s been years since her husband passed, but she can’t seem to figure out how to live. It’s incredibly sad to see the lengths that she would go to preserve a business she no longer care for, just because that’s all she ever knew. Even to the point of losing her chance at love, and her son, who devoted his life caring for her.

I really enjoyed this one. It had just enough angst to balance out the sweet. It was funny and incredibly sad sometimes, but for me it was nearly perfect.  Eve and Treat is quite the couple.

SIDESTORY:  The villain gets her own romance, too. 


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Laurel Heights, #1
Phoenix Publication
Published: January 2nd, 2012
Adult Fiction | Romance
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars


Freya Godwin is a marketing wiz who has lost inspiration. Greg is a divorce lawyer who’s been hung up on his downstairs neighbour. Before Freya found out Greg’s line of work, she thought they could’ve been so good together. That’s basically the meat and potatoes of the story. Freya has a problem with Greg being a lawyer, and Greg simply wouldn’t quit.

In an attempt to entice her inner muse to come out, Freya decided she needs to get laid. So she puts out an ad. I’m not doing a very good job at summarizing this book, but take my word for it, this was fun. The conflict was a little thin, but that’s what makes romance novels frustratingly fun to read. Everyone makes a big deal out of something when it can all be solved over a little romp in the sheets.

Kidding.

SIDESTORY: Freya’s sister, Anna and the chef who lives in the downstairs apartment. 


 

 

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Morsels [#15]: Beautiful Bastard Novellas by Christina Lauren

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Gallery Books | Kindle Edition, 160 pp.
September 3rd, 2013
Series: Beautiful Bastard, #2.5
Adult Fiction | Romance | Erotica
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars


Bachelor party.
Vegas.
Three hot men in Sin City out to give the Beautiful Bastard a send off before he gets tied to his Beautiful Bitch.
Copious amount of sex ensues.

You don’t have to worry if you haven’t read Beautiful Bastard. I don’t think you will get lost in this little novella even if you’re not too familiar with the characters. All you need to know is that there will be great amount of sex involve;  also that you’ll probably get suckered into buying the full-lenght novels. I was too much of a weakling to resist because this writing duo knows how to bait potential unsuspecting readers. Those who perhaps, has a weakness for mindless fun, gorgeous men, and explicit sex.

Honestly? I wanted to read these because I just finished reading a very long, very exhausting novel, and I was looking to read something light. Well, I ended up downloading the novellas and the third full-length title.  Well done, Christina Lauren. Well done.


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Gallery Books | Kindle Edition, 80 pp.
Series: Beautiful Bastard, #3.6
Adult Fiction | Romance |Erotica
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars


My favourite couple in this series has always been Max and Sara. If you must know, I have a weakness for tall, built guys because I’m a shortie, myself. As superficial as that may sound, it is what it is. Max and Sara is like your middle finger and your pinkie finger. Also, he’s a Brit. Another weakness of mine. Ultimately, it’s why I will read any novellas written with them as the featured couple.

In this installment, we find them with a precious little bundle. Of course being new parents, they’re going through the same challenges new parents face: trying to find the time to be intimate again. You must also know that this couple likes to er, put on a show. So imagine how awkward that may seem to new parents alike.

This thing is also pure sex, and an introduction to Max’s brother, Niall. Incidentally, the next book is about him, which I’ll more than likely download as well.

You will get what you pay for with both books. If you’re looking for mindless fun, then this series is exactly that. 

 

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