Lion’s Share by Rachel Vincent (Wildcats #1) Publication date: February 23rd 2015 Genres: New Adult, Paranormal
Abby Wade has a dangerous secret.
Two months ago, she disobeyed an order, but instead of kicking her
out of the Pride, Jace offered her a job. Since then, she’s been
battling a completely inappropriate crush on the young, hot Alpha. But
when accepting his job offer seems like the only way to keep her
skeletons safely in their closet, Abby doesn’t hesitate. Jace Hammond has a big problem.
A rogue is slaughtering humans in his territory, and he must
eliminate the threat before the entire shifter species is exposed. There
could not be a worse time for Abby to accept a job he only offered as a
boost to her confidence. Abby is smart, beautiful, and resilient—more
than enough to distract any man from the mission. Unfortunately, she may
just be the worst enforcer ever to hold the title.
As they hunt the killer, Abby’s secret becomes a threat to Jace’s
authority and to her own life. But the real danger is the grip she has
on his twice-shy heart.
Vincent is the author of the Shifters series and the Unbound series for
adults, as well as the Soul Screamers series for teens.
next young adult book is THE STARS NEVER RISE, coming from Delacorte in
June of 2015, and her new series for adults will debut with MENAGERIE,
coming from Mira books in the fall of 2015
Rachel Vincent is a
former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She
shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her
husband, who's been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she
looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that
writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form
of therapy--but social media is a close second.
Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per
week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's
entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and
onto our wonderful shelves. This meme is hosted by Pen to Paper.
Book: Dark Debt (A Chicagoland Vampires Novel)
Author: Chloe Neill
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Sentinel of Cadogan house and making society appearances with House
Master Ethan Sullivan, a new member of the American Association of
Vampires, Merit has her hands full. The last thing she needs is trouble,
especially of the deadly kind.
But when an old friend shows up
in need, Merit can’t refuse. Morgan Greer, Master of House Navarre, has
gotten himself into serious debt with a dangerous Chicago crime
syndicate known as the Triad. And they’re willing to exact more than a
pound of flesh for payback—unless Merit can find a way to stop them.
Only the Triad’s connections go deeper than Merit knows, and even one wrong move could be her last…
Ava Paskell is not your
normal young woman. She's twice as strong as girls her age and she has a
problem controlling her emotions. When her dad insists they spend the
summer together in a small, strange Canadian town, she knows her life is
about to change. But one of the biggest life changing moments is
meeting Cyrus Carlston. The powerful bond they share from the very
beginning scares her as much as it thrills her. As her life is put in
danger and she gets closer an closer to the truth, one thing is clear,
Ava's dreams are about to become her reality.
Ava Paskell has finally
embraced her new life as a werewolf. Especially since that life
includes Cyrus Carlston, her mate. Being in love is the best feeling in
the world and she wants her dad, Harry to be as happy as she is. So when
Perry and Cole Jansen, a brother and sister on the run turn up in town,
she'll do anything to see her father and Perry together. Even if that
means going up against Perry's mate, Braxton Mayhew and all of his
hybrids. In a town like Paskell, nothing is ever easy though and what
seems perfect at first can turn into the worst nightmare imaginable.
Ava has escaped from
Paskell, but when she meets her new little brother Finn, their
connection is unbreakable. So when he's taken by an unknown kidnapper,
she has a choice: Stay safe, or go home. Being a werewolf has some
advantages, but nothing can protect her heart from seeing Cyrus again.
Will revenge destroy her family, or bring her back full circle.
Against her better
judgement, Ava returns to the town of Paskell to marry Cyrus. But upon
their return, Cole's heartbreak threatens to tear them apart. Cole
refuses to let Ava go without giving him a chance but Cyrus will do
anything to protect his mate and the only woman he's ever loved. Ava's
father has good intentions but ends up throwing her whole life into
havoc. Will Ava's life remain tied to Cyrus or will Cole finally win her
Prince Stephen came to America to escape responsibility. But what he found complicates his life more than ever.
Del Rey is happy with her life in Melbourne, Florida. She spends her
days engrossed in her career as a journalist and has her sights set on
climbing the corporate ladder if for no other reason, to distract
herself from her dissolving family. But when she is confronted with the
past she fought so hard to put behind her, she struggles to make sense
of her future.
Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom has moved on
since the tragic death of his buddies in Afghanistan. A star
professional rugby player, he has no intention of looking over his
shoulder at what could ve been.
But when a notice arrives in the
mail requiring his and his wife s appearance before the courts to
dissolve their marriage, he must deal with the questions rumbling around
in his heart. He thought his marriage had been annulled long ago, but
his memories of Corina Del Rey remain close. Does he still love her? Can
he even find her? Above all, can he tell her the truth about that
fateful night in Afghanistan seven years ago? If he does, he might
really lose her forever."
February 24th 2015
The first two books in this series were fantastic. The concept of the books aren't extremely original, but Hauck's writing is great. Her books remind me of Hallmark romance movies. They are slow going, but usually end with with a conclusion to the story wrapped up in a pretty bow. Oh, and there are a few kisses sprinkled in.
This book was harder for me to sing my praises for. The things that I don't like to get into are politics and religion. The books are apparently labeled Christian Romance, but the first two weren't that religious. This installment was almost 100% religious.
The concept of this particular story was well crafted and dealt with tragic issues, while keeping the readers engaged and not depressed. Overall, it's a great romantic read. This third book just wasn't what I expected and didn't fit my reading interests.
I'm giving this book 3 glittery stars for a good storyline, but again, it didn't suit me. If you are into inspirational Christian Romance, then this is a good pick.