Mini Book Review Pack (#2): Her Dragon Daddy, Ill Will,The Tiger Kings, Forged in Fire, Deadside Reapers

Hello, and welcome back! Today on the blog we have another Mini Book Review Pack.

These kinds of posts are going to be a normal thing from now on. I find it immensely easier if I were to do mini reviews here and there, where they’re hopefully easier to read. Whereas, if I did a “full” book review for each and every book I read. So…here you go!


Her Dragon Daddy (Black Claw Dragons, #2) by Roxi Ray

TW: Spousal Cheating, Marriage Separation, Divorce, Abandonment, Implied Substance Abuse (via parent), Kidnapping, Gunshots, Gun Violence, Attempted Murder, Murder. 

Not gonna lie, I thought that Her Dragon Daddy would’ve been entirely kinkier. 

I don’t think I read the synopsis for HDD, and I was fine with that. 

Overall the plot of HDD moves incredibly quickly, and it’s also somewhat predictable. Usually I don’t like predictable books, but with Her Dragon Daddy, I was slightly OK with that. 

I give Her Dragon Daddy, 2 stars. 

NOTE: The Black Claw Dragons series is a companion series. I believe they should be read in-order due to the fact that all of the stories will mention each other in some way or another.


Ill Will, (Bonds of Blood, #1) by Cate Corvin || Reverse Harem

Step-siblings fuck. Ew. 

BOOK 2: MC’s view of Shadow worlders has changed pretty drastically. Gets made into a vampire.

Honestly, I wrote only a little for both books. Book 1 gets a 1 star because of the step-siblings relations.

Not going to lie with you, the cover for Ill Will is SUCH a badass cover that when I stumbled upon it, I think I read the book right away. Ill Will is another book that I had high hopes for. To be honest, my hopes were higher than “high.” They were freaking soaring…..and then I read the books.

There are a lot of steps being taken behind the scenes that the characters don’t know about. More akin to “higher powers,” I guess I should say. Never the less, I’m not continuing on with the Bonds of Blood series, EVEN THOUGH I want to because of the relationship that the badass MC has with her lover and confidant in the second book.

Maybe I just need time to…deny the fact that the step-siblings had sex? Really though, I cannot excuse the fact that they did what they did and I am dooooone with the series.


The Tiger Kings, by Melody Rose || Reverse Harem

Entertaining, for sure. Had high hopes for the story, and was majorly let down. I’m almost glad that The Tiger Kings is a standalone. I’m not too sure if I’d read more of their story, which became such a sad story in the end.

I actually remember being so happy when I read The Tiger Kings, ’cause there was so much promise to not only the characters, but the story overall as well. What I remember from the ending is that it felt completely rushed, and the author either didn’t know how to keep the story going, or decided to drop the story and ended The Tiger Kings as soon as possible.

2.5 stars. 


Forged in Fire (Academy of Olympus, #1) by Melody Rose

Enjoyed the little Greek Mythology lessons.

One thing that kept sticking out to me prior to reading the book, was that the main character is not suspectable to heat and most fire. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so that’s why I both read it as quick as I could, while simultaneously putting off Forged in Fire for as long as I could.

I’m sure that’s why I ended up not liking Forged in Fire more than I hoped I would’ve. I absolutely had high hopes for the story.

When I got to reading Forged in Fire, sure there were parts that I enjoyed reading, but there were even more parts to the plot, and story telling that I absolutely did not like. I am over the pettiness of cliques, and “family lines” being the sole reason why someone can’t be friends with one another. You are not your ancestors, people. — Yes, you’re descendants of Gods, but holy s-h-i-t dude, that does NOT give you the right to act they way that (yes) most of the characters had acted. It does NOT give you a reason to bully and belittle (maybe even kill) your fellows!!!!!!! SHIT!

So needless to say, by the end of Forged in Fire, I’m 90% sure I will not be continuing on with the Academy of Olympus series.

I gave Forged in Fire, 2 stars.


This last review will be a little of a whirlwind, since I read the entire series in one sitting, and I didn’t take a lot of notes like I should have….oops!

Deadside Reapers series by Debbie Cassidy Books 1 – 5 || Reverse Harem

TW: Stabbing, Death, and others.

All books were tremendously compelling to read. I like MC as soon as she let her colours fly—-and that was pretty much right off the bat (aka, almost as soon as the book starts).

Book 4; TW kidnapping, Attempted Kidnapping, Stabbing, Drugging.
— We got more history & more drama. Good! Made the story even more amplified.

Book 5;
Did Not Write Anything Down. Why Do You DO This Adele. ?!

Apparently, there are more books out. I did not know this. I need to fix my not-read-those-last-2-books. Immediately. thank u.


If you’ve read any of these books, please let me know! I’d love to gush about the stories and characters with you!!!!!

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy Reading,
Adele

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Dead in the Water, by Hailey Edwards | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I’ve got my book review of

Dead in the Water by Hailey Edwards.

Dead in the Water is the first book in the Gemini series–as well as the first book in Camille’s trilogy.

Trigger Warning: Child Murder mention, Grief, Loss of a sibling mention, Death by Drowning mention.

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B04D5C02-D898-4BD7-A851-D809A8534D91Camille Ellis is the Earthen Conclave’s golden girl. Her peculiar talent solves cases with a touch. She isn’t afraid of getting her hands dirty, but every bright star casts a shadow, and her deepest scars lurk just beneath the skin.

A routine consultation goes sideways when a victim’s brother gets involved in the investigation. Riding the edge of grief, the warg will go to any lengths to avenge his sister’s death. Even if it means ensuring Cam’s cooperation at the jaws of his wolf.

When the killer strikes again, Cam is caught between a warg and a hard place. To save the next victim, she must embrace her past. Even if it means dragging her darkest secrets into the light of day.

This series is a spinoff of the author’s “Black Dog” series.

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I gotta tell you that the synopsis for Dead in the Water just…sank it’s hook into me. I had to read Dead in the Water. Another thing that attracted me to this book was the cover. Holy smokes, when I see it there’s just so many questions I have, you know?

The beginning to this first Gemini book had me…..playing a game of ‘Stop, Go.’ With myself. Honestly the beginning chapters of this book were pretty stale and that had me not wanting to read the rest of the book. So I took a break from reading Dead in the Water. Continue reading

No Claim, by G. Bailey | Book Review

Hello, friends! Welcome back to my little corner of the internet.

Today I have my book review of

No Claim, by G. Bailey.

No Claim is the second book in The Alpha Brothers trilogy.

TW: Murder, Fight to the Death, Pregnancy.

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B59F743C-688E-44B8-8B21-0E065FA99D51Strength no longer hides in the weak, instead it is shown by the new alpha. Elodie Masters.
Will Elodie be able to make the Alpha brothers kneel and submit?
Or will they go to war?

Elodie Master struggles to learn about her new role, as well as the secrets of her past as she decides how to rule her new pack.
No one wants war, but Elodie cannot forgive the alpha’s who stole her heart.

With war, brings loss and destruction that no one wants. The Alpha brothers aren’t the only wolves Elodie should be running from…

A secret is coming, one that only brings death.

18+ with dark themes.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

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I went into No Claim thinking that I’d end up enjoying the story as much as I did the first book. Well, I didn’t.

I will say that the dialogue between character felt more natural to me–though there were still a few scenes that could have went over better.

For the most part, I really enjoyed where the story went, and I liked that Elodie stood up for herself and her people. The ones who’d past and the ones who were yet to be born.

But honestly though….that whole scheme that was meant to be a plot twist could have been 100% left out and the story would have been fine.

I really enjoyed that there was a HEA though!!

I give No Claim, 2.5 stars.

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Have you read The Alpha Brothers duology yet? I’m contemplating on whether or not I should read the “third” book, which is a companion novel to this duology. I think I’ll need some time between this book and whenever I decide to read this companion novel.

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

Shadow Kissed, by Sarah Piper | Book Review

Hello! Today I have my book review of

Shadow Kissed, by Sarah Piper.

Shadow Kissed is the first book in The Witch’s Rebels series. 

Trigger Warnings: Sex Scenes, Blood Mention, Character Death Mention, Murder Mention, Death by Fire Mention, Drugging Mention.

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39073020A witch outrunning her past. Five smoldering-hot guardians. And the dark secret that could destroy them all…

Blackmoon Bay is a city of monsters. Surviving here means never leaving home without a sharp stake. It means keeping secrets, even from friends. And unless I want the Hunters finding me again, it means my witchcraft stays on lockdown—permanently.

First time I fumble? Three witches get murdered for my mistake—including my best friend. Now I’m hunting a killer, and the magic I’ve snooze-buttoned for years is quickly making up for lost time.

And attracting dangerous allies…

Asher, the bad-boy incubus. Darius, the all-too-tempting vampire. Emilio, the wolf shifter with a big heart and a treacherous past. Ronan, the only demon I trust with my soul. And Death himself, drawn to my magic for reasons I don’t understand.

Together they’ve sworn to protect me from the evil out there, but even with a killer on the loose, it’s not the evil out there that scares me.

A shadow lurks inside me, black and deadly as a bomb.

And I’m pretty sure my magical mishap just lit the fuse.

I’m Gray Desario. Witch. Survivor. Occasional bringer of chaos. And tonight? The darkness is coming…

SHADOW KISSED is the first book in The Witch’s Rebels, a steamy reverse harem paranormal romance and urban fantasy series featuring five smoldering-hot guys and the kickass witch they’d kill to protect. If you like sexy forbidden romance, dark magic, and heart-pounding supernatural suspense, Sarah Piper’s witchy new series will leave you spellbound.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

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There are 5 or 6 points of view that we read from in Shadow Kissed. And I’ve got to say that I enjoyed reading from all of them. Continue reading

Magic Bite, by Leia Stone | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I’ve got my book review of

Magic Bite, by Leia Stone.

Magic Bite is the first book in the Supernatural Bounty Hunter series. 

Trigger Warnings: Sex scenes, Pregnancy, Fighting, Blood / Blood mention, Guns and Gun usage, Grief (over losing a family member).

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42754993._SY475_Evie Black and her demon imp partner, Cass, are two of the most fearsome supernatural bounty hunters on the West Coast. But when Evie’s beloved grandmother dies, her world shatters.

After finding the bottom of a bottle of tequila, Evie breaks the one rule she knows better than to ignore: Never hook up with a werewolf.

Especially when he’s the local alpha who, oh by the way, happens to be her gran’s sworn enemy.

Yeah, complicated doesn’t even begin to cover what happens next.

*Adult urban fantasy novel with sexual content and adult language.

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Magic Bite starts off with a bang—literally (lmao). …Which in hindsight, is so freaking funny. After that the rest of the story is really fast paced. I was actually never bored while I read Evie’s story. Yes, there were some eye-roll worthy moments, and there were laugh/cringe-worthy moments as well. 
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The Five Brothers Next Door, by Nikki Chase | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

The Five Brothers Next Door, by Nikki Chase.

Trigger/Content Warnings: Verbal Abuse, Toxic Parent-Child Relationship, Harassment, Stalking, Sex Scenes.

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36333034._SY475_The Hunter brothers are back in town, and all five of them have got their eyes on one lucky girl.

I’ve always had a crush on the boys next door. I used to peek from my bedroom window when they were playing in their backyard. I didn’t even care that they never looked my way.

Now that we’re all grown up and they’re home for a visit, something’s different. The way they stare at me sends a thrill down my spine. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say they’re checking me out and they like what they see.

But that’s insane, right? There’s no way the five gorgeous brothers are into me.

I try to forget about them, but we keep running into one another in this small town. One night, the Hunter brothers even save me from my harassing ex.

I’m in trouble. It’s getting harder and harder to ignore the wicked glint in their eyes, or the way they linger when we touch . . .

When they whisper in my ears, telling me all the naughty things they want to do to me, I can’t deny it any longer. I want them, too. All five of them.

It’s wrong. Oh, so wrong.

But five alpha, protective, hot-as-sin men? What chance do I have of resisting the Hunter brothers?

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

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From reading the synopsis of The Five Brothers Next Door (I actually read a synopsis LOL), I could easily tell that this one was going to be a doozy. I also knew that Ava’s ex was going to be a huge problem, and I wasn’t wrong about that. Continue reading