Hosed (Happy Cat #1) by Pippa Grant and Lili Vanlente– I love Pippa Grant, but I haven’t read anything she’s written with a writing partner. This one started out slow for me, but the more I read, the more I got into it. It has the signature Pippa Grant zaniness with a sweet romance. There is a small town feel to it complete with nosy neighbors gossiping and everyone knowing everything about everyone’s business. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. Final Grade- B-
America’s Geekheart (Bro Code #2) Pippa Grant – The second book in the Bro Code series features former boyband member and current underwear model/fashion mogul Beck Ryder and the woman who he accidentally tweets a rude/misogynistic comment to, Sarah Dempsey. Only Sarah isn’t who anyone thinks she is and she has reasons to not be forced back in the limelight.
I really, really enjoyed this one. The hero is super yummy and he adores the heroine in every way. She’s a wonderfully smart, conservation loving, animal loving, food loving, geeky woman and I adored her too. Both the main protagonists’ families play a huge part in their love story, as well as Beck’s former boyband mates and childhood friends. Which I loved. So far this series is a winner for me and I can not wait for the next release. Final Grade- B+
Heat Stroke (Beach Kingdom #2) by Tessa Bailey– I had heard this was a fantastic read and it was. It’s GFY, which I don’t normally enjoy, but Marcus and Jamie made me fall in love and root hard for them to be together. These two are definitely opposites attract, but they fit together like puzzle pieces.
Smoking hot sex scenes, very likable heroes, and a lovely romance. This one was good. Final Grade-B
I’ve been eyeing this series for a while. The covers are interesting and science fiction romance has been a genre I’ve hit hard the last year or so.
This series is told in episodes, kind of like Star Wars. Each episode is about 150 pages, which makes them pretty quick reads. The overall reaching plot is one we’ve seen before… there is a big, bad corporation, Dominion, who is taking over all the worlds across the galaxy that have large amounts of the main power source, Neron. They don’t care how many people they kill or enslave in the process.
Nova Ainsley lives on the over populated planet, Korpillion. She is an engineer and mechanic and secretly builds illegal Neron weapons and sells them to whoever has enough credits. Eventually she’ll have enough money to get her, her father and her best friend off planet. Only two other people know about her weapon building, but no one knows about the man who speaks to her mind to mind. But when Dominion comes to Korpillion, her whole life will change.
These are easy reads. Just enough action and scenery change with every episode to keep readers engaged. Nova takes several people on the run with her and gathers a few more to her cause along the way. Each are well drawn and important to the story. Readers meet the hero in the first episode, but he is definitely more anti-hero than hero hero. The romance is slow to build despite the insta-love feel to it. I’m not sure how I feel about Nova and Valen quite yet.
Be prepared for cliffhangers. The good news is I *think* that the last book in the series comes out in May. So not too long a wait till the finale.
I’m currently reading the newest Ruby Dixon Icehome and enjoying. This week I’m going to read the last two books in the Men of Haven series by Rhenna Morgan, Wicked Prince by Molly O’Keefe, and (if I can fit it in) Breaking the Billionaire’s Rules by Annika Martin. That’s my plan anyway. Lol.