Tori’s Mini Reviews

I read a lot and unfortunately I can’t review each one indepth the way I’d like to. I also have issues with the word no. I apparently have a hard time saying it. So, every once in a while, I like to do some mini reviews so I can share my thoughts of books I enjoyed that I wasn’t able to  review for the blog.

21003754Peanut Goes To School (Elder Races, #6.7) by Thea Harrison
July 14, 2014
Self Published

Every fan of Harrison’s Elder Races series has fallen head over heels for Dragos’ and Pia’s baby boy Liam aka Peanut. A hybrid Wyn with some impressive powers, Liam is ready to go to Kindergarten even though he is only 6 months old. If you read Pia Saves The Day, the novella before this one, you know that Pia’s words to Liam to be a big boy precipitated his rather shocking growth spurt.  This short novella picks up from there and presents beautifully a child’s first day of school; showing us the fear and uneasiness one feels when entering a new chapter of their life. Plenty of laughs and some angst made this journey a grand adventure and offers readers some hints into what Liam is slowly becoming.

Goodreads l Kindle l Nook



Her Temporary Hero (Once a Marine, #2) by Jennifer Apodaca
July 14, 2014

Everyone wants a hero in their lives but Becky never thought she would actually find one. Marriage of convenience is a favorite trope of mine and Her Temporary Hero brings it to the table with a wealthy sexy war hero suffering from PTSD and an overbearing father together with a young beautiful single mother who is running from an insane ex boyfriend. A sweet and emotional love story that teaches two people that letting go of the past can open the door to a wonderful future. A fairy tale like steamy journey from lust to love with a nice balance of conflict made this an engaging story.

Goodreads l Kindle l Nook


One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
July 1, 2014
Viking Adult

I recieved this in a contest I entered and was pleased as I have never read Moyes but heard she is an incredibly proficient writer. One Plus One is an opposites attract romance that introduces us to a struggle single mother of two brilliant but socially bullied children and a computer software designer who almost loses everything from one bad decision. A road trip brings this couple together in a bittersweet journey of love, loss, and redemption.

 Goodreads l Kindle l Nook


Take (Temptation, #2) by Ella Frank.
July 8, 2014
Self Published

I adored the first book in this series, Try. An M/M gay for you contemporary that introduces a soon to be divorced bartender to a cocky arrogant lawyer. Take picks up where Try left off and Frank’s uses her skills to further explore the emotional and physical attraction between these seemingly opposite personalities. Steamy hot love scenes and an explosive conflict made Take an engaging and well written follow up.

 Goodreads l Kindle l Nook


  1. may says

    I’m slow blinking trying to understand… romance series has “first day of kindergarten” story?! #myworstnightmare #babyhater #wtf

  2. Myra says

    I love peanut! Obviously it was a PG novella since it deals with family, not romance, but so sweet nonetheless.

  3. says

    I read the Peanut story, but I read it before I listened to Pia Saves the Day, so I was a little confused is some places, but not so much that I didn’t enjoy the story. As with most of the stories novellas featuring the Cuelebre family, I thought it was cute, light-hearted, short and fun read.

  4. Terry says

    I have read all of the books & novellas that are a direct link to Dragos & Pia ~ I love them all, I say keep ’em coming… I tried reading the other Elder Races stories and could not finish them. But I love the Pia & Dragos stories…

  5. Dani Koff says

    I’ve read Take, and LOVED IT. I can’t resist a GFY book, and this one may just be one of my favorites. Can’t wait for the next one.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *