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Monday, May 25, 2015

Disappointmentville: The Lone Stars Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 506 KB | Release Date: October 16, 2013 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon.com

"Perfect Summer" [The Lone Stars Series, Book 1] by Katie Graykowski

Author's Book Description : High school teacher Summer Ames is trapped in the nightmare morning from hell. Her alarm clock didn’t go off, she accidentally backed over the rosebush her grandfather gave her grandmother right before he accepted defeat against prostate cancer, she’s wearing clothes she picked up off the floor, and when she opens the door to her classroom, the lights from the TV cameras nearly blind her. She's won Teacher of the Year. But unlike the past winners, she doesn't get a new car or a Hawaiian vacation or even new school supplies, she wins an over privileged quarterback with a bright smile and questionable intentions.

Clint Grayson is an NFL quarterback in need of a reputation makeover. If he has any hope of landing a hundred million dollar endorsement deal, it will take some pretty impressive PR to clean up his bad boy image. In an attempt to polish his tarnished reputation, Clint agrees to be a high school class mentor.

When these two get together all hell breaks loose and they both learn that all is fair in love and football…and winning is just the beginning.

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. Summerville (Summer) has finally won Teacher of the Year, but instead of earning a new car or a wonderful trip she gets Clint--The Lone Star's Quarterback--as her new class mentor. YAY! Not. However, soon she'll realize that Clint coming into her life is only for the better if she can only get over her insecurities and embrace her unexpected future...

In truth, though I was surprised by the double plot romances (one with Summer and the other with her mother) I really liked how this novel began. It was steady passed and the playful banter between all the characters was very entertaining. However, around 57% of the way through this novel seemed to start dragging and the characters behavior started becoming a little ridiculous especially with all of their insecurities coming out of the woodwork. While I liked the pairings of Summer with Clint and Summer's mother Lillian (Lilly) with Davis (a man who loves her and is thirteen years younger than her), it was only curiosity in finding out the results of those relationships and because I really liked Summer & Davis's characters that had me pushing through to finish this novel.

Overall, I thought it was cute but I was hoping for more. Therefore, I recommend it to those who are fans of Ms. Graykowski or a light-hearted romance.

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Author's Novel Extras :
I served Perfect Summer's cinnamon rolls for Christmas breakfast! Who wants the recipe?
Posted by Katie Graykowski on Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Perfect Summer's Cinnamon RollsIngredients:3/4 cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks)1 cup milk3/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon...
Posted by Katie Graykowski on Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Author's Series Extras :
Here's an UN-edited copy of the first chapter of The Debra Dilemma. It's the next book in The Lone Stars. Tell me what...
Posted by Katie Graykowski on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Book Teaser(s) :
Chopin's Funeral March droned on her iPhone. Her mother's ringtone. Summer didn't reach for the phone. Her latest strategy in mother-daughter relations was to avoid Lillian Summerville Ames like she avoided self-mutilation, handling uranium, and reality TV. It was all about choices. And she was choosing to be an orphan. ~ within Chapter 1

PERFECT SUMMER by Katie Graykowski -- Read my review here: http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2015/05/disappointmentville-lone-stars-series.html #contemporaryromance #romance #teasers #meme #books
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, May 25, 2015

PERFECT SUMMER by Katie Graykowski -- Read my review here: http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2015/05/disappointmentville-lone-stars-series.html #contemporaryromance #romance #teasers #meme #books
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, May 25, 2015
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Katie, then please check out her website.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Disappointmentville: Black Ties and Lullabies by Jane Graves

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 561 KB | Release Date: July 2011 | Publisher: Forever

"Black Ties and Lullabies" by Jane Graves

My Book Summary : Bernadette (Bernie) has been Jeremy's bodyguard for the past 3 years, watching him pick up one blond bimbo after another, dealing with his casual attitude, flirty demeanor, and his ruthless business sense for way to long. So, after one attempt on his life that Jeremy doesn't take seriously (by her warnings before it happens) she takes her frustrations out on him right after she tells him that she quits. Well that just spikes Jeremy's frustrations too, since no one walks away from him without his say so. And it all leads to a powerful erotic encounter that neither of them expected, but right afterwards Bernie still walks away from him.

After weeks of calling Bernie's boss to get her to come back to work for him (even after offering more money) and getting turned down over and over, Jeremy is surprised to walk into his office and see Bernie there waiting for him with an unexpected surprise of her own ......... she's pregnant! She expects him to hand over all of his rights to the baby, as she believes she and the baby would cramp his style and he wouldn't want anything to do with them. Now Jeremy plans on doing anything in his power to prove to her how wrong she is....

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. A sweet story about what love and family means to those who believe they would never have that for themselves. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance books about a couple who ordinarily you would not think they would work out together but in someways they are perfect together.

The reason I gave this book such a low rating was because even though I liked the main characters, I got really annoyed with how Bernie really doesn't try to put any effort in asking Jeremy to help her out. I mean some things I understood but even after he proves himself a little bit she still keeps him out of her life and any/all things to do with setting up the place for the baby. I mean it's like she never got a clue. Or even gave Jeremy a shot in seeing where things could be. Very annoying.

What saved this book from getting an even lower score was the last three chapters were GREAT!! I loved how this book turned out.

Another thing I did LOVE about this book was the banter between the main characters! ♥

Book Teaser(s) :
"What the hell do you think you're doing?" she said.
"Nothing you haven't been asking me to do."
"Asking you to do? Are you out of your freakin' mind?"
"If I am," he said breathlessly, "then stop me."
He smothered her lips with another kiss. He moved forward, one step, then another, until he'd backed her against the wall. She made a halfhearted move to shudder away, but he held on, kissing her until the room spun around her.
Stop him, stop him, stop him...
The words swirled around in her mind but never took hold. ~ within Chapter 3
"I can't believe this," he said, dropping the sack on the floorboard. "You laid a guilt trip on me for making you miss your date with a man who doesn't even exist?"
"But you didn't know he didn't exist!"
"That's not the point. You're the one who started all this by lying to me in the first place!"
"And you would have never known I lied if you hadn't tried to get in the middle of things!"
"Your fictitious boyfriend was obviously for my benefit," Jeremy said, "so what were you trying to do? Make me jealous?"
"If I was trying to make you jealous, then why did I tell you I thought Madeline was perfect for you? Wouldn't I want you not to leave with her?" ~ within Chapter 19

For more information on this book and/or any other books by Jane, then please check out her website.



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Monday, January 9, 2012

Made the Grade: The Paladin Warrior Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 323; Kindle Edition - File Size: 594 KB | Expected Release Date: February 01, 2012 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"Deliver Me from Darkness" [The Paladin Warrior Series, Book 1] by Tes Hilaire

My Book Summary : At one time Roland was a Paladin---one of the Light, a protector against all that is evil---until Christos (an evil Master vampire) turned him and slaughtered Roland's family. Now he is a vampire who does his best to be good even though it's harder then hell sometimes for him to do so.

Just when he thinks, he has his "new" life all planned out for himself Karissa lands on his doorstep. She is Light in and of itself, the prettiest woman he's ever seen, minus her ratty outfit. However, he's not the only one who wants her .... since she happens to be the last known female Paladin she is quite a commodity to those good and evil, and now it's up to Roland to do everything in his power to protect her ... and possibly keep her.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars!! This novel/series is an interesting mix of mystery, romance, and the supernatural. I could not get enough!! The multiple plots that are within this novel seem to start off a great foundation for what this series could turn into and I am definitely excited as to where Tes will take it next.

There were some parts in this novel that did drag on a bit for me. However, I really enjoyed reading about the Paladins and their ways (even if their ways need revamping), and I'm curious as to see what will change within their organization because of what happens at the end of this novel. =0)

For the characters ... I really liked the relationship and chemistry between Roland and Karissa. They made quite a pair and I hope they'll be in the future novels so I can see how their relationship grows. Nevertheless, my favorite character in this novel was Gabriella!!! I loved finding out her background information and why she does some of the things she does. I really hope that she'll be the main character in the next book in this series!! ♥

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys good vs evil plots with a hot lot of hot guys and some spicy sex scenes thrown in. =0)

Book Teaser(s) :
As disguises went, this one worked as well as any. Maybe better, given the genes she'd inherited from Mommy Dearest. May she rot in hell. ~ within Chapter 10
"As you know, I am not a full Paladin any longer."
What? Not a Paladin? Karissa lifted her gaze. Roland was leaning over the sink, carefully dabbing the blood off a cut on his forearm that had already healed. Oh, right. Honestly, she'd momentarily forgotten about the whole vampire thing. ~ within Chapter 15

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Tes, then please check out her Amazon Page.



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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Disappointmentville: Mystique Antiques Series, Novella 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 167 KB | Release Date: November 23, 2011 | Publisher: Tholden Press | Obtained: Amazon.com

"A Love Soul Deep" [Mystique Antiques Series, Novella 1] by Amber Scott

My Book Summary : Sara has been trying to move on from Crew, her boyfriend who has passed away quite a few years ago, for some time. However, since he invades her dreams every so often, which just makes her miss him even more, it's really hard for her to do so. Therefore, when she comes across a locket that has a picture of him inside of it, and then her dreams of him start to feel even more real, Sara starts to think that her love just might be able to bring him back ....

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars, this novella is clever, sweet, and very intense. I really liked the fantasy aspect of it, especially how just by wishing and her love Crew came back for short periods of time.

The only reason I didn't give this a better rating was because I wasn't happy with the way it ended and the plot itself got slow or annoying at times making me want to stop reading. However, like I said, I am glad I finished reading it since it was an interesting read.

I recommend this to anyone who likes a good fantasy read.

My Previous Review(s) for these Author : Fierce Dawn | Soul Search

Book Teaser(s) :
I got pegged as a tomboy, or worse, as just one of the guys.
Crew saw me as sultry. Deep. Enigmatic.
Stop! I had to stop allowing him to creep into my thoughts like some addict plotting how to get a fix. Crew was gone.
I was still alive and kicking. ~ within Chapter 4

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Amber, then please check out her Amazon Page.



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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Disappointmentville: Demons Unleashed Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 418; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1425 KB | Expected Release Date: December 1, 2011 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"Demons Like It Hot" [Demons Unleashed Series, Book 2] by Sidney Ayers

My Book Summary : Matthias recently decided that he was going to stop being a mercenary and start working on the good side for a change becoming a Paladin. His first mission however he is not happy about since it means protecting Serah, a feisty independent chef who he can't get his mind to stop thinking about ever since he met her a few months back. Nevertheless, he will not mess up this mission and he will do anything within his power to keep Serah safe, even if that means keeping her safe from himself.

Last year Serah and her best friend, Lucy, found out about a whole world they never knew and found out how Lucy is a part of that world. However, even though she recently has had a few run-ins with "things" from that world she still sticks to the saying that she is completely a human and she has no plans to be anything other than a great chef.

Now it's up to Matthias and Serah's friends to protect her and prove to her how wrong she is .... before it's too late.

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. This novel is full of suspense, witty commentary, and brooding glances. So, all in all I thought it was an okay book to read. I liked the characters and the plot had a lot of potential to make this into one addicting series. However, it probably would have been easier if I read the first novel in this series, "Demons Prefer Blondes." Yet I didn't so I was lost throughout this book and I didn't really get into it until about a little over halfway through.

The reasons I liked and finished the novel even though I gave it a low score:
• the camaraderie of the characters
• the few twist in the plot that I didn't see coming
• the relationship between Matthias and Serah

So, I would only recommend this book to those of you who have finished and enjoyed reading "Demons Prefer Blondes" as I think this could be a fun series and I don't want you to miss out on what could be something good.



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Book Teaser(s) :
Teaser #1
Kalli plunked the pendent from his hands and looked down at the pendent. She traced the carvings with a gentle fingertip. "I like simple things, Ambrose. Is that a crime?"
"Could have fooled me."
"A medieval pendent goes perfectly well with my Goth attire."
"Still, I'd like to know where you obtained it."
"If I said Sotheby's, would that help ease your tension?"
This wasn't the time for sarcasm, not when his mission only held on by a single thread. ~ within Chapter 28

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Sidney, then please check out her Amazon Page.



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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Disappointmentville: Fools Gold Series, E-novella 2

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 192 KB | Release Date: November 1, 2011 | Publisher: HQN Books | Obtained: Amazon.com

"Only Us: A Fool’s Gold Holiday" [Fools Gold Series, E-novella 2] by Susan Mallery

My Book Summary : Rina has been in love with Cameron for over a year now but has never had the nerve to tell him, hoping instead that showing him through what he does for him (by helping him out around his vet office and with his young daughter) he'll take notice and put him into action. However, over a year has passed and they are still just good friends.

So, when an opportunity opens up to show him of her affections and (possibly) take their relationship up to the level will she have the guts to follow through with it? And if she does follow through, will Cameron even return her affections or will it completely change everything between them?

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. Ever since Cameron was mentioned in Only Yours I was curious if he was going to have a story of his own, and this book is it! Sad to say I was disappointed. Its a cute story and I loved the characters but this story rushes through it's plot and that is what spoils it for me. If it was a bit longer it probably would have been better.

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 4 | Book 5 | Book 6

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tempting | Accidentally Yours | Falling For Gracie | Having Her Boss's Baby

Book Teaser(s) :
"I told Daddy he could help with the cookies," Kaitlyn said, walking to the sink to wash her hands without being asked.
Rina grinned. "Did you? Do you think he'll do a good job?"
"I have some creative skills," Cameron told her, shrugging out of his jacket.
"Maybe you could audition," Rina told him. "Do one and if we think it's all right, you can do a second."
His daughter burst out laughing. ~ within Chapter 2

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Susan, then please check out her Amazon Page. To find out more about the town of Fools Gold then click here.



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Friday, September 23, 2011

Disappointmentville: Werewolf Series, Book 8

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 363 | Expected Release Date: December 1, 2011 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"Dreaming of the Wolf" [Werewolf Series, Book 8] by Terry Spear

My Book Summary : Jake really didn't want to bring his photography to the gallery out-of-town but he couldn't deny his sister-in-law, especially now that she's pregnant. However, when he gets there he finds that the gallery’s closed for the morning so he'll need to find something to occupy his time until he can drop off his photos. Soon he becomes enamored with a woman walking down the street, and follows her to see what she's up too. Jake finds the woman, Alicia, in a restaurant checking out some men who seem like thugs. After finding an opportunity to talk with her, he finds out he was correct with that assumption, as she's a bounty hunter going after the men who killed her mother. Intrigued with Alicia, even though she's a human and not a wolf, Jake wants to enjoy her company and try to stop her "vendetta" from going after these thugs as it doesn't seem safe, then he believes that they can just go back to their lives as it's not right or responsible of him to get involved with her.

However, after spending some time with her he's not sure if he'll be able to part from her, and then she makes the choice for him when she takes off fearing for his life. Depressed Jake heads home, but soon finds that he can't get Alicia out of his system especially when he keeps having erotic dreams of her. Is there any way for him to protect Alicia even though he doesn’t know where she is and without going against his pack’s rules or by the time he finds out where she is will it already be too late?

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. This is the first book from this series that I've read. It was a cute read, with some decent action scenes, and had good characters. However, it was kinda boring. I mean I got the plot right away and even though there were some twists that I didn't expect that made the story even more interesting it really didn't keep my interest that long. I had to forge my way through to finish the book since I was curious as to how it would end, and it does have a sweet ending, but I know I'll never read it again.

This is probably a good read for those who are fans of Terry Spear and this series. But it just wasn't a good pick for me.

Book Teaser(s) :
Teaser #1
Startling her, the woman repeated the question, more insistent this time. "This is the sheriff's department. What is the nature of your emergency?"
Alicia licked her lips and said in a whisper, "Someone broke into my motel. Crest--"
But the miniscule relief Alicia felt that the person at the door couldn't open it without unlocking it didn't last long. A strong kick at the door broke a lower section of the paneling away, the crash making Alicia jump back.
"They're trying to kill me! Crestview Motel. They're breaking in!" she shouted, the need for secrecy a moot point, as she hoped the sheriff's department was close by. ~ within Chapter 10

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Terry, then please check out her Amazon Page.



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Monday, September 27, 2010

Made the Grade: Denali Heat Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 398 KB | Release Date: August 2010 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing

"Arctic Shift" [Denali Heat Series, Book 1] by Lissa Matthews

My Book Summary : Ruby is a city girl and happy to be one, but she gets thrown into the Alaskan wilderness trying to find her sister. What she doesn't know is that her sister has taken up with a local who just happens to be a shifter. But the real reason that Ruby's sister has been MIA is because she knows that if she was after a while Ruby would come looking for her, and in doing so Ruby would meet her new man's brother, named Carson, who happens to feel like Ruby is his mate just like Ruby's sister is his brother's mate. Once the two meet the only thing that Carson has to prove now is his feelings for her, before Ruby decides that she's had enough of nature.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. It was better then I hoped but towards the end of the story it kinda dropped off it's good momentum. So, it made me wish it turned out better. Though I really did like Ruby and Carson as a couple. And I thought that the story of Carson's heritage was very unique and creative aspect that the author came up with.

So if you like hot romances --- CHECK IT OUT!

Book Teaser(s) :
"What did your mom mean by ease up?"
"It's not often new people are brought here and we've had two, first Melanie and now you. It always makes the family a little nervous and extra vigilant until we're sure the newcomers are not here to harm or expose us."
She could understand that and expected they weren't very trusting right up front. To let outsiders in meant a risk. It would be a burden on anyone, knowing they had a secret they could never share. ~ within Chapter 6

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Lissa, then please check out the book's website.



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Friday, September 10, 2010

Disappointmentville: While She Was Sleeping... by Isabel Sharpe

Format: Paperback | Pages: 452 | Release Date: April 2010 | Publisher: Harlequin Books

"While She Was Sleeping..." by Isabel Sharpe

My Book Summary : Alana was packed up and all ready to move from her place in Chicago down to Florida, to be closer to her grandparents who raised her, when she gets a call from her little sister (Melanie) to "just check in." While on the phone, she finds that her sister has "fallen in love" again and after only knowing the guy for about a month he is planning to move into Alana & Melanie's home in Milwaukee. However, after the phone call Alana feels she needs to check out this guy to be sure he's "safe" and not like the other men Melanie has dated in the past. Once she gets to their house she finds it empty and her old room cleared out, so she waits up for a bit but knowing how Melanie likes to party she decides to take a sleeping pill and head off to bed.

While sleeping she has an amazing erotic dream, that she finds herself happy and relaxed when she wakes up in the morning. That is until she finds a naked man sleeping beside her in bed!!! Then her day gets worse when she finds out that he is actually her little sister's boyfriend!!!

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. The book description that I read sounded really intriguing ... and I'll admit I really did enjoy the book right up until a little after halfway through, mostly because once things started working out for Alana that's when she started to bulk and wouldn't move forward. *Blah* Which of course ruined it for me. Plus it didn't help that her sister was very flighty and kind of annoying .... this might be a better for someone who isn't expecting much to begin with.

I know this wasn't the most delightful review so if you'd like to read better ones check them out at Amazon.com. *hahaa*

Book Teaser(s) :
Her eyes shot open. "You left your children? Four of them?"
"Oh, they're not mine. I'm living with my brother's wife. I'm pretty sure the kids are his. Most of them anyway."
She sputtered. "You...he...she..."
"So when I met Melanie and she had this place available, I jumped at the chance to ditch them all. I needed the quiet."
"I see." Her outrage was at full pitch. ~ within Chapter 4

For more information on this book and/or any other books by Isabel, then please check out her website.



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Monday, July 12, 2010

Disappointmentville: The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham (aka Sophie Kinsella)

Format: Hardcover | Pages: 296 | Release Date: July 2007 | Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

"The Gatecrasher" by Madeleine Wickham (aka Sophie Kinsella)

My Book Summary : Fleur has a habit of gatecrashing funerals. All so she can meet a rich man (even if that man may be the window), hook up with him for as long as he buys her things, then gets him to some how give her a big enough amount of money .... then she's off to the next funeral ... the next man.

Her next target is Richard, a newly widowed ten-million-dollar plus man, that believes his wife was a saint but he feels he barely knew her. Fleur has the looks and says the right things .. so by the next day after the memorial service she is already set to go out to lunch with him.

As such of a sweet man Richard may be he falls hard for Fleur, but he still feels wrong about moving on so quickly after his wife died that he takes things slow with her. Slower then she is used to. But after a couple of months she moves in with his family, and makes friends a lot quicker with some of them then most people would have believed.

But then her past and personal things come up, and Fleur rolls with the punches. However, when it's one that she might not be able to escape it's either give up and run as fast as she can to the next man ..... or stay at the place that has treated her better then she's had in years.

My Book Review : 2 out of 5 stars. I so wanted to like this book. I really did. For the most part it was fine up until her big secret (or the main one) comes out and I just had to skim through the rest to find the ending. =0P A majority of the characters I loved ..... except Philippa was a bit to whiny for me and her husband was too much of a jackass for me to read through.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Wedding Girl

Book Teaser(s) :
He spun round, and felt his face freeze in disbelief. Sitting at Richard's desk, legs calmly crossed, was Fleur. His mind began to race. Had she been there all the time? Had she seen him ... ~ within Chapter 7

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