Monday, December 26, 2016

Prayers and Answered Prayers - Published by Thomas Nelson

Prayers and Answered Prayers

Published by Thomas Nelson

My Review
I knew that we would love Prayers and Answered Prayers. Right away it is cute and glittery and pretty neat because it is two books in one. Plus most kids love books that have places for them to write and that ask them to answer questions. This one not only does those things but is special because it helps your child to learn and think more about prayer and ultimately to bring them even closer to God by doing such. If you want to encourage your child in prayer and help them to understand it even more, then this is a great book to do just that. It would make a wonderful gift. My only note about it is that it is glittery and has flowers on it, so you may want to consider that and to make sure the person you are getting it for would appreciate those things in it's appearance. 
** Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission.**

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Doodletopia Fairies - Draw, Design, and Color Your Own Super-magical and Beautiful Fairies

I love to draw and I love fairies, so this was a fun book to get my hands on. I love that you can draw, design, and color in this book or use the drawings and tutorials to draw on a separate piece of paper as well. The drawings are adorable and fairly easy to duplicate. My daughter and I enjoyed spending time together copying the pictures from this book and making up a story for our new cute fairy creation. I liked that it starts with learning how to draw the faces, then the bodies, then clothing, accessories, and such. There is even a section with some cute fairy homes as well. There's a variety of different fairy looks and the fairies are all doing different things which makes this really fun and makes you want to try to draw them all.This is my first doopletopia book but I will certainly be looking for more of them to explore with some other fun new things to draw. 

** I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review. **

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Shift by Sidney Bristol

Shift by Sidney Bristol

Shift (Hot Rides, #2)

3.5 stars

Shift is the second book in the Hot Rides series by Sidney Bristol. The first book Drive, introduces Aiden and his team, who work at a classic car garage that is also a front for their FBI operations. Shift picks up shortly after the happenings in Drive and focuses on Emery aka "The Walking Brain" and Tori who is hiding from the Russian Mob. When things hit the fan we find out that they have both been harboring a secret crush on each other without the other ever knowing. Emery is a tech genius and Tori is a mechanic but boy when these two get together do they seem to be just the right fit. Things get hot, fun, and a little crazy while they're on the run but that only helps to bring out the feelings they might would otherwise hide.

I really liked both Emery and Tori and thought it was nice that they were both a bit of an unconventional character. Emery has a limp and is conversationally challenged and Tori is a bit of a Tomboy who would rather work on cars than fix up and who wears a sports bra instead of lace. It was rather refreshing actually. The glimpses of Aiden and Madison were nice for me since I have read Drive but I liked that you wouldn't necessarily have had to read the first book to be able to get into this one. The characters were my favorite part of Shift. I felt that after a while the chase and all that jazz got a bit dull and dragged out, but I still liked the story plot overall. So although I didn't love this one quite as much as I had hoped, I still think it was a solid read and am ready to get my hands on Chase ( Hot Rides #3 ).

** I received this book from the publisher solely in exchange for my honest review.**

Friday, November 11, 2016

Review: The Night Voyage - A Magical Adventure and Coloring Book by Daria Song

My Review:

 I absolutely adore Daria Song's work! The Night Voyage is breathtakingly lovely and I love that there is a story to go along with all the beautiful illustrations. The drawings are gorgeous and range from simple to complex and very intricate. Which is great to suit your many coloring moods. The quality of these books are superb and would make a fabulous gift. Of course you would probably want one for yourself as well! I like using color pencils most of the time but the paper is nice and thick so you could even use paint or watercolors if you like, without having to worry about leak-through. The Night Voyage is one of the most magical coloring books I have came across yet and I am going to love exploring this coloring adventure. 

P.S. There's even a card for you to color and cut out in the back! How cool is that?! 

** I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. **

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Review: With All Due Respect 40 Days to a More Fulfilling Relationship with Your Teens and Tweens By Nina Roesner and Debbie Hitchcock

My Review: 
We are soon to be moving into the tween stage here in my household and when I saw this book I thought it would be a great motivator to keep things positive even as the hormones start to rage. In all sincerity I have a great relationship with my daughter but still thought this sounded like a nice read. I've never read a parenting book from the Christian perspective. I think it makes a big difference in the type of advice you receive. I believe this book has the right approach with lots of prayer and focusing on things that you can do as a parent instead of trying to manipulate good behavior from your child as some other books suggest. One of the first things this book mentions is for the parent to stop clinging to your our expectations of  your child. While this doesn't sound like a mind blowing revelation, it is sage advice. I think it's easy to put too many expectations on our children because we want better for them and from them. I think this book lays out lots of good reminders to help us to keep a healthy relationship with our kids and ourselves. The name is very suiting as I believe the whole book is very respectfully and tastefully done. 
 ** The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookLook Bloggers for review purposes. **

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Review: The Form of Things Unknown by Robin Bridges

The Form of Things UnknownThe Form of Things Unknown by Robin Bridges

The Form of Things Unknown is the second book in this series. Both of which involve teens having to deal with some pretty heavy stuff amidst falling in love and trying to figure things out in general.

In The Form of Things Unknown Natalie's family has moved in with her grandmother to help take care of her since she has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Apparently Natalie's ex boyfriend gave her some ecstasy that triggered hallucinations of her own and with her family history of mental health issues she now has to take medication to keep her from possibly having more hallucinations. This would understandably be tough on anyone, much less a teenager. So I don't find it hard to believe when she makes some mistakes with skipping her medication or drinking with it when she is hanging out with friends. This may not be the smart move or even be what us as readers would want her to do but it is very realistic for her age and situation. It also adds to the mystery of her believing that she may be seeing things at the theater. It really keeps you wondering if it's because she isn't taking her medications properly or is it because the theater is truly haunted, or maybe it's something else entirely. Add in the possible budding relationship with Lucas a boy she knows from the rehabilitation facility and it definitely keeps things interesting. I like that it's not all gloom and doom and there is humor throughout as well and some fun characters like Lucas's younger sister and the boy Natalie's brother has a crush on to help keep things light. I find it refreshing to find characters in ya contemporary dealing with some big real life issues such as mental health and not just boy drama. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for more novels by Ms. Robin Bridges.

** I received this book from the publisher in exchange for honest review **

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Review: Secret Heart of Lacie Blade

My Review:
 The entire Robbin' Hearts series has been so magical and Secret Heart of Lacie Blade is a wonderful new addition to that. It takes place in the same familiar setting of Bender lake as the previous books and features one of my favorite characters, Granny Tinker. It could definitely be read as a standalone since this story does not depend on the previous ones to be told. With that said, I do recommend reading the series as a whole because it is so wonderful and Reed just has this beautiful mystical aspect to her work that I so enjoy. This one is a bit quirky much like the first book of the series and has that gypsy aspect that is just so cool. I haven't read many books with gypsies and Granny Tinker is a really unique character that really breathes life into every scene she's in. Although this is a short story it is not lacking in depth or story. Small packages can pack a big punch as I'm sure Lacie Blade would tell you ;-) . 
I'm not sure if Ms. Reed has more stories in mind for this series but I am always happy to visit Bender Lake. I highly recommend this entire series and hope that you love it as much as I do. 

** I received this book from the author in exchange for honest review. ** 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Review: Dreaming Of Antigone

Synopsis from Kensington Books :

Andria's twin sister, Iris, had adoring friends, a cool boyfriend, a wicked car, and a shelf full of soccer trophies. She had everything, in fact--including a drug problem. Six months after Iris's death, Andria is trying to keep her grades, her friends, and her family from falling apart. But stargazing and books aren't enough to ward off her guilt that she--the freak with the scary illness and all-black wardrobe--is still here when Iris isn't. And then there's Alex Hammond. The boy Andria blames for Iris's death. The boy she's unwittingly started swapping lines of poetry and secrets with, even as she tries to keep hating him.
Heartwrenching, smart, and bold, Dreaming of Antigone is a story about the jagged pieces that lie beneath the surface of the most seemingly perfect life…and how they can fit together to make something wholly unexpected.

My review:
 Dreaming of Antigone is a powerful and emotion driven read. It touches on some very serious and heavy issues, yet also has the promises of love and forgiveness. 
Andria is still mourning her twin sister, Iris's death, and also trying to make her friends realize she can't be a replacement for her sister. While also simultaneously and unwittingly falling in love with the boy her sister was dating. What?!! Yep, you read that right. The budding romance between them adds a bit of that forbidden love aspect that I LOVE. But they also have this amazing chemistry and deep understanding of not only each other but also what they both are going through after losing Iris. Both of which sort of blame themselves. Ultimately they find out more about what happened to Iris and the dark reasoning behind it and just let me say - Wow! I did not see that coming.  

So to summarize:  forbidden love - check
                              teen angst - check
                              heart wrenching discoveries - check
                             great read that will leave you thinking - double check

** I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. ** 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Review: NKJV Color Code Bible

My Review
 I really like this NKJV Color Code Bible! The fact that it is designed with youth in mind is nice and means that the lay out is simple and neat. The text is very easy to read and a nice size. Which I think makes this a great bible for anyone of any age. The color coded verses during reading is really enjoyable but I especially liked that there is also an index list of the verses divided into the different colors up front that would help if you are trying to find verses on a particular subject. There are several other attributes worth mentioning such as the 365 day bible reading plan as well as a 90 day gospel reading plan, and a 365 daily topical scripture reading plan that is divided into topics such as acceptance, giving, obedience, et cetera. One of my favorite things is that in the back there's a My Bible Journal section with places to fill in things such as My Family, My favorite bible verses, My favorite songs & hymns, and much more. I think this will be a very popular feature especially with youth. The hardcover is a plus as well. Definitely would recommend and think it would make a lovely gift idea too. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review: Resisting the Rebel

I really really liked this one! Resisting the Rebel is right up my alley with the brooding bad boy who may not be so bad after all. He likes to keep to himself. I get it... His love for reading only makes him that much more adorable and Mandy needs a serious kick in the butt for not seeing it sooner! Speaking of Mandy I totally loved her hippie vibe and thought it was pretty cool to read about a smart, cool girl, who just so happens to have dysgraphia and ADHD. You don't see that often and I actually had never even heard of dysgraphia until this book. Awareness is always a plus.

In fact all the characters were pretty cool ( other than Gus. Ugh! ). Her besties are awesome especially J.T. and when Caleb and Mandy bond at the park and Caleb starts letting her in, it's just so sweet. Then Mandy names it their snow globe moment and totally makes me love her even more. She's so adorkably cute. There's also some awesome references to Power Rangers ( I totally loved that show when I was 9 ), Gilmore Girls, Teen Wolf, and Sky High. So in conclusion, yes I loved it, yes you should read it if YA contemporary romance with a bad boy is your thing. You won't regret it!

** Thanks Entangled Teen and Netgalley for providing me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. **

Friday, July 1, 2016

New Giveaway!!! Naughty Vegas Nights


What happens in Vegas…doesn’t always stay there!

Natasha Stover’s love life is jinxed!  Ever since a college affair with bad boy Drew Walker, every sexual adventure she’s had has crashed and burned (one particular episode involved the fire department!).  But now she’s at a convention in Vegas, with a chance to make her dream of becoming a celebrated Lingerie Designer come true.  But then she runs into Drew–and suddenly, her dreams take an X-rated turn!
Drew used to be the ultimate bad boy—a wild and reckless pool shark.  So what happened to him?  Family responsibilities, that’s what.   Heck, even in Sin City, he’s stuck at a lingerie convention helping out his kid sister.  But when he sets eyes on Tasha, he sees his chance to recapture the best part of his misspent youth. Leaving Natasha was his one regret.  But it won’t be for long…
A good girl gone wild, a bad boy tempting her every step of the way.  It’s the ultimate naked and naughty weekend where nothing is off-limits.   Vegas will never be the same again!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Review + Giveaway ~ A SEAL's Proposal / Wet N Wild SEALs ~ Tawny Weber


My Review: 
 A SEAL's Proposal is a quick steamy read with some humor and fun to boot. I have read a couple of Tawny Weber's other books and must say I love her ultra hot Seal's. This story focuses on Sam and Bryanna, the feisty woman who loves him. Bryanna is on a seduction mission to keep her man and I don't think the sexy SEAL Sam has any complaints! Unfortunately Bryanna's brother does get in his head a bit and causes some tension because of that stupid vow they took stating no relationships. Ugh! But the bedroom is always a fun place to work out tension ;-) 
I really enjoyed this short novella and am adding Ms. Weber to my list of author's whose books are on my automatic buy list when I see their name. If you need a quick read and like men in uniform and hot romance then you should definitely check this one out.

“I don’t have your Christmas gift yet,” Bryanna lied with an exaggerated look of regret. She deliberately kept her gaze away from the tree where the hand knit fisherman’s sweater, fancy ratchet set and customized display case for his medals were wrapped and waiting.
“That’s okay.” Sam shrugged, poking at the package with one finger, a small frown creasing his brow. “Its not really a Christmas gift.”
A going away gift. What did two years of whispered secrets, mind-blowing lovemaking and joyful friendship merit? Bryanna couldn’t keep the smile in place this time. She set the package on the small side table next to a bowl of holiday hued M&Ms.
Then, aiming for distraction, she slid her hands up Sam’s chest, skimming the delicious breadth of those strong muscles before curling her fingers behind his neck.
“How about I open it after dinner,” she suggested, rising to tiptoes to brush a teasing kiss over his lips. “Or better yet, after dessert.”
She added a seductive flick of her tongue, letting him know just how tasty dessert would be. Her heart melted with gratitude when he took the invitation.
Sam’s hands gripped her hips, pulling her tight against his body. His tongue delved deep, taking the kiss from teasing to tempting with one swift thrust. Bryanna melted into his body, her pulse racing, desire coursing through her system. Even knowing he was about to break her heart, she couldn’t resist the lure of passion that flared hot and needy between them.

Wet N Wild Navy SEALs by [Weber, Tawny, Brewer, Rogenna, Altom, Laura Marie, Lowery, Jennifer, O'Leary, Caitlyn, Grant, Rachel, Marsh, Anne, Keelyn, Patricia, Hill, Teresa, Raffin, Barbara]

A SEAL's Proposal is also available in the Wet N Wild Navy SEALs limited edition box set on sale now for $0.99! 

Now for the giveaway. Tawny's publicist has graciously offered to giveaway a digital copy of both A SEAL's Proposal and the Wet N Wild Navy SEALs box set! 

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Review: Deviate ( Light Key Trilogy #2 ) by Tracy Clark

My Review:                                                                                                                                    

After reading the first book in this series Scintillate, I was super excited to read Deviate and continue Cora's journey to uncover the mysteries surrounding her people and their history, as well as to see what was to come of her love for Finn after he turned out to be an Arrazi. 

There are so many things to love about this series. Clark expertly weaves history, art, and literature into this unique tale and the outcome is amazing. The mysteries  definitely kept me intrigued. But I did find this book to have a bit of that middle book syndrome. A lot of stuff just starts to feel like " Okay I get it. Every time they seem to be getting out of this mess they get into an ever bigger one. Gotcha. "  so although the story plot is still good and I like that we moved toward the set up for the next book  I feel like this book was doing a lot of filling in between book one and what's going to go down in book three.  With that said I still think it was all important and not boring per say just me going okay okay I need to find out where this is going while things are still good and before they get too repetitive. I am still very much caught up in this story and desperately want to read the third book to see how this is going to end. ( Please let Cora and Finn get their HEA. Please. Please. Please! )                          

** Thank you Entangled Teen Publishing and Netgalley for providing me with this review copy in exchange for my honest review **

Friday, June 10, 2016

Free kindle books

I thought I would share these FREE kindle books that I found that I thought looked good.

Accidental Demon Slayer
Darkangel ( The Witches of Cleopatra Hill Book 1 )
NOTE: Please confirm that the book is still free before your purchase. I don't know how long these prices are good thru.

The Troublemaker Next Door
Summer Angel

Sympathy for the Devil

Demons & Djinn

Monday, June 6, 2016

Review: Scintillate by Tracy Clark

My Review: 

I really really enjoyed this one! Scintillate is definitely different than anything else that I have personally read and I was totally engrossed throughout the entire book! The metaphysical aspects made Scintillate feel quite poetic and the mysteries inspiring an enchanting sense of mystique and allure in me. Not to mention that the author just seems to have a way with words were although a sentence may be simple she can make it beautiful and full of passion. I found the talk of auras, our energies, and such quite fascinating and it was actually very thought provoking. I have never read anything else involving those topics before so it was rather interesting. I love how passionate the characters are and I can't wait to read the following books in this series to see what happens. 

** Thank you to Entangled Teen Publishing and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. **

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Review: Owlegories vol. 1 dvd


My Review: 
Owlegories is a gospel-centered animated series for children that teaches kids about God through nature and God's Word. Owlegories Vol. 1 contains the three lessons as mentioned above in the description where the owl students learn about how God is like the sun, the seed, and the water through this fun story using allegories. Which are wittily renamed owlegories for this cute series featuring these adorable owls.  
allegories- a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one
I asked my eight year old daughter to watch with me and give me her opinion as well. So I asked her some questions and here are her answers:
  • Did you like Owlegories vol. 1? Yes I did.
  • What is something you liked about it? That they were learning about God. 
  • Did you like the characters? Yes. I thought they were very cute.
  • What was your favorite character? Violet
  • What was your favorite lesson? That the Sun is like God and that it is powerful just like God is powerful.
Although a simple film, it was not merely a form of entertainment to her. It also did seem to be thought provoking for her and we openly discussed how we may have never thought of the things presented in the lessons in quite that way. As for my thoughts. I really like the messages in this movie as well as the way that they were portrayed. I think the animation is cute and inviting and that the language is clear and easy for the kids to understand and pay attention to. The characters have obstacles to overcome but I like that they weren't overly scary like we sometimes run across in "children's" movies. My daughter said she thought at first that the movie would be for younger children but then she really liked it too. So I believe that this really would be good for most any age audience. I noticed when the movie screen popped up where the ratings would typically be it states: 

The following movie has been approved for owl audiences by the Hoo motion picture parliament. The movie has been rated O for Owlegories some material may be sparkelicious. Brief sequences of respectful behavior, educational content, thought provoking dialogue, and scripture throughout.  
Which I thought to be very endearing and true.

I look forward to checking out more Christian Dvds from  and wanted to let you know that if you are too that you can receive a $5 coupon to if you join their email list by visiting or texting 5-GIFT to 44222.  
You can check out Owlegories Vol 1 DVD here 
You can also go to and sign up to receive updates on new episodes and they will send you a promo code to watch a free digital episode of Owlegories on your smart phone or tablet! 

** I received this dvd from solely in exchange for my honest review **

Friday, June 3, 2016

Review: Siren's Song by Mary Weber

Siren’s Song is the 3rd book in a series.

My Review:
First of all I want to say that I love the covers for this entire series. So gorgeous! Secondly the writing is superb and just has this beautiful flow to it. Siren's Song is particularly interesting as now Eogan is back so we have romance again (yay!) and are also on the brink of war against Draewolf and his wraiths. The direction that Nym's powers take and the result on Eogan and other's as well has to be one of my favorite parts of the story. The ending line cracked me up too. The strange thing about these books for me is that I always enjoy them ( the first and last way more so than the second ) but for some reason they take me so long to read. Maybe it's the shear complexity of the story it's self or the fact that it just overwhelms me at times with so much going on and it takes so long to get to the points in which we know it's moving. Nevertheless I would definitely recommend this series as a whole ( not standalone material! ) for fans of action fantasy with a kick butt heroine, great world building, and some minor romance. 
** Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”**

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of such “racy, sizzling Stark novels” (RT Book Reviews) as Release Me and Say My Name comes a Stark International Novel featuring provocative bad boy Dallas Sykes—the first in a new trilogy in the S.I.N. series. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Review: Back in the Saddle

My Review:

 Back in the Saddle is a beautiful and heartfelt story about faith, redemption, forgiveness, and relationships. I instantly knew I was going to really love the Double S Ranch and it's occupants. Angelina is tough yet caring and I love how she is the glue that helped mend the Stafford household. But I was worried that it would be hard for her to stay and forget the life she left behind but for good reason. Which was a little worrisome because I think she is the perfect match for Colt. He is a stubborn cowboy and she's just the right woman to keep him straight! Her faith and compassion truly made me care for her and apparently everyone on the Double S Ranch feels the very same way. Colt's father trying to make things right and trying to figure out his newfound faith is both endearing and inspiring. He wasn't the greatest father but he does love his sons and I am really looking forward to getting to see him mend those fences a little more in the following books. I won't go through the details of each character but the whole menagerie had something special of their own to add and all just seemed very real and authentic. In fact if I had to come up with just three words to describe Back in the Saddle they would be authentic, beautiful, and heartfelt. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good heartwarming story of faith and love. 

**I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.**

Monday, May 16, 2016

Review: The Undoing (Call of Crows #2) by Shelly Laurenston

My Review:

The Undoing by Shelly Laurenston

The Undoing is Jace's story. Yay! I knew I was going to love getting to know Jace's story better after she would hide away with her books in The Unleashing and claimed an adorable little foster pup. I'm happy to report you get a little more puppy time in this one as well. Once again one of my only complaints is the bombardment of names. Which actually wouldn't be as bad if it didn't swap back and forth between first and last names just like book one. I do think it was a bit better though and didn't involve as much explaining of the mythology so was a bit smoother read. The story still has a lot of Crows and Ravens involvement but it certainly was fun for me to get a much better peek into the lives of the Protectors. What can I say? Their love of books speaks to me directly on a very personal level :-) Jace is such a book nerd and introvert that she fits right in with them! It's actually quite hilarious how well they take to her and understand her. The Crows on the other hand could take some hints about not forcing poor Jace into small talk and other unpleasant social interactions. I think Ski and Jace are just perfect for each other! I'm definitely shipping them. Although the books focus more on a different set of characters in each, I think they will make more sense to be read in order. I am looking forward to the next book in this series and think it will continue to entertain and improve.

Great for fans of paranormal/urban fantasy style romances with some mythology (Norse) and action mixed in.

** I received this book from the publisher for review purposes **

Monday, April 25, 2016

Review: Pieces of You and Me by Erin Fletcher

Pieces of You and Me

Pieces of You and Me by Erin Fletcher

My Review: 

Pieces of You an Me has a childhood best friends to couple storyline that I always find endearing. Chase and Rylee have good chemistry together. I like the glimpses into their most cherished childhood memories together and thought that the notebooks they did together were so darn cute. There were things that I did not like though. Rylee's friends were very annoying and seemed super judgemental and closed minded. Rylee also never stuck up for Chase or told them to get over themselves. There was also a scene involving them and Chase's father that I found their comments and Rylee's reaction appalling. Also it is mentioned that Rylee gave up all the things she once loved to fit in with these people. I thought maybe once she started finding herself again with Chase that this might be resolved but nope the story never involves her revealing the things that she truly enjoys to them. To me I thought that seemed like a more likely reason she didn't want to have Chase around them. Not only because she wouldn't stand up for him to them but because with him around they would see into the true Rylee that Chase seems to bring out. So for me there were definite ups and downs to this story. I think maybe others who don't let the friends get under their skin may enjoy this one a bit more than I did. Overall the storyline and the couple aspect were good enough that I give it 3 maybe 3.5 stars.

** Thanks to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest review **

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Review: Drive (Hot Rides #1) by Sidney Bristol

My Review: 

Drive is one hot ride of a read! Aiden Dehart is one bad man but also a good guy and he just so happens to be helping the FBI. Okay so that rhymed, sorry about that, anyways... 
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I really loved this book. I don't really know much about cars and have never really been interested in the details other than they get me to point b from point a. There is some car talk in Drive but it's not overly done and mostly it just gives me the notion that yes this is one bad car, it looks amazing, and can drive like a dream. I mean I do like the Fast & Furious movies and this definitely had that vibe going so I guess I shouldn't have been as surprised as I was that I enjoyed even the car aspects of the book. But as cool as all that was my main attraction to Drive was Aiden ( I so loved his character ), Madison, and their chemistry together. Aiden was exactly the type of male character to make me swoon... tough, passionate, and yet has a caring heart. Madison was fun too as she had this innocence about her despite being one heck of a roller derby player and a mouth that can definitely get her into trouble. I guess I like characters with multiple layers and that's exactly what I got from this novel. The others on the "team" were pretty cool too and I am looking forward to reading more about them in the following books of the series. So If you like hot guys with hot cars and romance with some suspense then Drive might just be the book for you. 

** I received this book from the publisher for review purposes **