Category: Book Review

Book Review – The Opposite of You (Opposites Attract #1) by Rachel Higginson

Posted April 9, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Book Review / 27 Comments
Book Review – The Opposite of You (Opposites Attract #1) by Rachel Higginson

Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance Standalone/Series: Standalone (part of a series) Published on: March 30, 2017 Pages: 302 Source: purchased Rating: 4.5 STARS Buy on Amazon The Opposite of You is the first book in the series which can be read as a standalone written beautifully by Rachel Higginson. What is the story about? The story follows a young woman named Vera Delane. After surviving a toxic relationship, she decided to go to Europe to avoid her abusive, controlling ex-boyfriend and find herself again regaining her confidence as a woman and as an inspiring chef who has a big dream to be recognized as one of the best in the field and run a kitchen from one of the best restaurants. Life could take everything else from me—my stable future, my expectations, my dream of becoming a noteworthy, decorated chef before I hit thirty, my last dollar… all of it. But I […]

Book Review – Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop

Posted April 4, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Book Review / 40 Comments
Book Review – Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop

Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy Standalone/Series: Series Published on: March 4, 2014 Pages: 370 Source: purchased Rating: 4 STARS Buy on Amazon Murder of Crows is the second book of The Others series by Anne Bishop and the follow-up of the first book, Written in Red. This book is a part of the series and cannot be read as a standalone. In Written in Red (read my review if you haven’t read it yet), the target was the Wolves and Meg Corbyn who is a Cassandra Sangue. She is finally earning the trust among the Terra Indigene (the Others); they consider her as a member of the family. However, it does not mean that her life is getting smoother. She is still struggling to manage her unique ability to see the future and learning to live among the Others. Moreover, her new feeling toward Simon is starting to confuse her since she hasn’t […]

Book Review – Written In Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop

Posted March 31, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Book Review / 52 Comments
Book Review – Written In Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop

Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy Standalone/Series: Series Published on: March 5, 2013 Pages: 514 Source: gifted Rating: 4 STARS Buy on Amazon It has been a while since I read a great urban fantasy. I had been a contemporary romance reader for the past two years, therefore, reading a different genre that was a total opposite needed some getting used to. It took me a while to finish this book. The reasons for it are, first, it is a very long book (I am a slow reader), and, second is I needed the time to understand the world in this story, which was completely different than the one I used to. What is the story about? The story follows a young woman named Meg Corbyn who is on the run. She is a Cassandra Sangue, that is known as blood prophet, the one that has a rare ability to see the future by doing […]

Book Review – Shade’s Lady by Joanna Wylde

Posted March 23, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Book Review / 34 Comments
Book Review – Shade’s Lady by Joanna Wylde

Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance Standalone/Series: Standalone Published on: March 14, 2017 Pages: 206 Source: Purchased Rating: 3.5 STARS Buy on Amazon Welcome to the motorcycle club world! I loved Joanna Wylde’s Reapers series and genuinely think that her MC series is one of the best. I couldn’t have been happier when I heard that the president of the Reapers MC would have his own book. I had been looking forward to reading his story in general and how he met his old lady. What is the story about? It follows a young woman named Mandy who has had a tough life since she met her ex-husband, which made her end up in jail for three days and having to serve six months unsupervised probation. She gets the approval to relocate to the town her older sister, Hannah, who is a single parent to her three kids, is currently living and gets […]

Book Review – Every Little Thing (Hart’s Boardwalk #2) by Samantha Young

Posted March 21, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Book Review / 39 Comments
Book Review – Every Little Thing (Hart’s Boardwalk #2) by Samantha Young

Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance Standalone/Series: Standalone (part of a series) Published on: March 7, 2017 Pages: 364 Source: Purchased Rating: 3.5 STARS Buy on Amazon “I never dreamed it could be like this between us.” Every Little Thing is an enemies to lovers romance written beautifully by Samantha Young. This was not my first time reading Samantha Young’s books. I loved her On Dublin Street series. Her writing was what motivated me to read this book. What is the story about? Bailey Hartwell and Vaughn Tremaine have been enemies since he came to Hartwell and decided to build a fancy hotel on the Broadwalk. Bailey is an outgoing, caring and loving girl who always speaks her mind. She is the owner of an inn and loves her town and people who live there. Her family was the founder of the town, therefore, she is loved and well known. She has […]

Book Review – Cruel & Beautiful (Cruel & Beautiful #1) by A.M. Hardgrove & Terr..

Posted March 17, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Book Review / 37 Comments
Book Review – Cruel & Beautiful (Cruel & Beautiful #1) by A.M. Hardgrove & Terri E. Laine

Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance Standalone/Series: Standalone (part of a series) Published on: November 12, 2015 Pages: 401 Source: Purchased Rating: 4.5 STARS Buy on Amazon “Even if we did have to fight to overcome the cruel, we hung on to the beautiful and it was damn worth it.” What a beautiful, unforgettable epic love story. I have never cried this hard since my last ugly-cry book, and I have a feeling that this book will stay in my heart for a very long time. This story had broken my heart to pieces, rebuilt it in the process, and made it complete again. My advice for you are, first, if you haven’t read this book, don’t think that you know where it is going. Second, if you are the type of readers, like me, who like to know the ending before reading a book, please, DON’T DO IT. It will ruin your […]

Book Review – Prisoner by Annika Martin & Skye Warren

Posted March 15, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Book Review / 32 Comments
Book Review – Prisoner by Annika Martin & Skye Warren

Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance Standalone/Series: Standalone Published on: October 22, 2014 Pages: 416 Source: Purchased Rating: 3.5 STARS Buy on Amazon The blurb and one of the authors, Skye Warren, were the factors that made me give this book a try. I loved her book “Wanderlust,” so I knew what to expect from her. In addition, the blurb was fantastic. It caught my eye the moment I read it. And since I was in the mood for something edgy, I chose this book. To my surprise, this book was not as dark as I had first expected it to be. What is it about? Abigail Winslow is a college student who has been assigned to teach a writing class for a group of felons at the high-security prison, The Kingman Correctional Facility, as part of her undergraduate coursework. She is reluctant and nervous at first and tries to quit because prison makes […]

Book Review – Venom & Ecstasy (Venom #2) by Shanora Williams

Posted March 11, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Book Review / 6 Comments
Book Review – Venom & Ecstasy (Venom #2) by Shanora Williams

Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance Standalone/Series: Series Published on: February 15, 2017 Pages: 248 Source: Purchased Rating: 4 STARS Buy on Amazon This is the second book in the Venom series wich picks up where Passion and Venom (book 1) left off. This is not a standalone. You need to read the previous book in order to follow this story. I normally hate cliffhangers, however, for some unknown reasons, I couldn’t help to read this series, even though I had to torture myself in the process. This story is not for everyone. In case you haven’t read my review for Passion and Venom yet, this series contains heavy subjects such as torture, rape, murder, kidnap, and manipulation. If you cannot deal with those subjects, don’t read this series. Stay away from it if you can. I’m a dark romance junkie who has read my fair shares, but this series has really pushed my […]

Book Review – Passion & Venom (Venom #1) by Shanora Williams

Posted March 10, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Book Review / 43 Comments
Book Review – Passion & Venom (Venom #1) by Shanora Williams

Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance Standalone/Series: Series Published on: September 13, 2016 Pages: 188 Source: Purchased Rating: 4.5 STARS Buy on Amazon When the author said “this is not for everyone,” I knew right away that this book was for me. I love books that will push my boundaries, drag me out of my comfort zone, and put me in a new level of intense book love. This book really did it to me. However, since it contains taboo and forbidden topics, it is NOT FOR EVERYONE. If you are sensitive to violence, rape, torture, abuse, blood and murder, please, don’t read this book. However, if you are open to the highly sensitive issues above, you can read the following. This story follows a newly married woman named Gianna Nicotera who has just married the love of her life, Toni. In their way on to the airport after the wedding, a […]

Book Review – Nova (The Renegades #2) by Rebecca Yarros

Posted March 8, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Book Review / 29 Comments
Book Review – Nova (The Renegades #2) by Rebecca Yarros

Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance Standalone/Series: Standalone (part of a series) Published on: February 20, 2017 Pages: 506 Source: Purchased Rating: 4 STARS Buy on Amazon “Because love makes us do things we swear we’ll never do.” This story follows a handsome, professional snowboarder with a number of X Games medals under his belt, Landon, who is not only popular in the extreme sport but also among the ladies. He is part of the group named the Renegades with his three best friends and is called Nova (from the name Casanova) by his fans based on his reputation as a notorious ladies man. They were on the Study at Sea program while filming a documentary. From the outside, he is a successful athlete, known for his extreme hobbies, and a young man who can have any girls he wants, but in the inside, he has been carrying indescribable pain and […]

Book Review – Cole by Tijan

Posted March 5, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Book Review / 16 Comments
Book Review – Cole by Tijan

Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance Standalone/Series: Standalone Published on: February 26, 2017 Pages: 314 Source: Purchased Rating: 3.5 STARS Buy on Amazon This story follows a woman named Addison who is still grieving after losing her husband in a tragic accident one year ago. Her best friend, Sia, then convinces her to move out of the house she has been living in since before her husband passed away to have a fresh start. After having multiple nightmares plus countless efforts from Sia, she finally decides to move into a new apartment. Although it took her a while to get used to the new apartment, she finally made friends with the other residents. Everything seems to be going well for a while until a mysterious guy named Cole comes and shakes her little, quiet world. “Authority and confidence emanated from him, along with an aura of danger.” When she first sees him, […]