What do you get when you combine a less than evil daughter of Satan, her spoiled siblings, brother-in-law who has “fallen up,” inept succubus roommate, crazy mortal mother, Satan himself, a hunky lawyer across the hall, the ghost of a dead doctor, and a stalker? One wacky mystery, a little bit of romance, and the family reunion from Hell!This was a very fun read, but was also quite predictable. Some plot points mysteriously disappeared after the initial set up, which bothered me a bit, but it was nothing too important. Over all, I enjoyed this one, but was left feeling a bit disappointed.
Romance, betrayal, games (physical and emotional), war, deceit, just about a little of everything! Mistress of Rome follows the overlapping lives of several characters. Thea is a slave in love with a gladiator, Aruis. Lepida is her mistress who’s determined to reach the top of Roman society. Paulinus is the senator’s son, Lepida’s stepson, and Thea’s former lover. Julia, the emperor’s ill niece. All of their lives entwine into one exciting story.Oddly, my favorite character was Lady Lepida. She is nasty and selfish, and I loved to hate her. She manipulated everyone around her to get what she wanted, and even though I didn’t want her to succeed, I couldn’t wait to see what she would do next. Most readers will probably be cheering for Thea and Arius, and I […]
Talk Nerdy to Me brings a new twist to the Nerd Series. Not only is there a hunky, nerdy, male lead, but the heroine is nerdier than her male counterpart! While that was a nice change, the plot in this one is a bit too far fetched, and it seemed to run on way too long, then ends abruptly. It was still a fun and sexy story, but not one of the best from this series.
It was nice to get out of Bella’s head, but couldn’t we have followed someone more interesting. Sure it gave some insight to what was happening with the newborns at Camp Riley, but it was still pretty dull. The main thing that kept my interest was Freaky Fred and the fact that it was only 112 pages. A novella about Victoria, or even Laurent, would have been a lot better than this. Bree had what, 2 sentences about her in the series? At least Victoria and Laurent actually interacted with the other characters for more than 5 minutes and have a story to tell! If you’re a completest (or an uber Twilight fanatic) and already read all 4 books, go ahead and read this one. If you’re just thinking about […]
Each chapter begins and ends with Sara talking to her therapist, which is something I’ve never encountered before, but I thought it worked really well. Although the story is told in first person, having these snippets gives a bit more insight to how Sara was actually feeling after the events that take place.She decided to search for her birth mother, who she finds, but wants nothing to do with her. Sara then learns that her mother was a victim of the Campsite Killer, who is her real father. Soon she starts receiving calls from her father who wants to begin a relationship with her, or else he’ll strike again. It was hard to put this book down! The more we learn about Sara’s father, the more I got intrigued by […]
Tired of the failed treatments for her brain tumor, 17 year old Alexandra heads off to go backpacking in the wilderness. While she’s away an electromagnetic pulse devastates the Earth, and leaves few survivors. Soon Alex finds herself hiking through the woods with the world’s most obnoxious 8 year old, trying to find help and figure out what the hell had just happened. Oh, and running from wild dogs and zombies! Eventually, they meet Tom, a military man who also survives the blast. What should have been an adventurous tale of survival and an intriguing mystery of what “the zap” was, was just a boring story of three relatively unlikeable people on an unconventional camping and road trip. Then the tale of one unlikeable person living in the safety of […]
Zoe is a bombshell actress who wants to be taken seriously. Flynn is her lawyer who believes in Bigfoot. A very unlikely pair indeed, but their sexual connection forms almost instantly. In fact, it happened so fast, with no build up, that it was unbelievable. But foreplay in the forest on top of a Bigfoot footprint? Yes, please!Unlike the other “Nerd” books, there’s a mystery to be solved: Who’s that sneaking around the forest? Bigfoot? A crazed fan? Flynn’s jealous girlfriend? And why does Fiona only make her special blueberry cobbler during the full moon?!It was a fun book, but definitely not my favorite of the series so far. And I’m kind of sick of these “they got married, had a baby, and lived happily ever after” endings. Marriage and […]