Raze (Scarred Souls #1) by Tillie Cole

23262621Does anyone else think the cover of this book is horrible?  The fighter looks way too cut and it just looks fake.  That aside, the book is pretty decent.  I think it’s very predictable, corny but still executed fairly well.  Pacing of the book was good too, no irrelevant details and no wasted pages.  It was to the point and a quick read.

Can’t say the plot is that refreshing but I liked the way the writer executed it.  It unraveled at a good pace and the characters were fairly likable.  Kisa is weak and although I don’t care for her that much, her relationship with Luca was the puppy love I can’t deny is sweet.  Although it’s easy to empathize with Raze and what he’s been through I’m not sure I really connected with all the characters.  But I like the plot and it was what I was in the mood for.

4 stars

Commodity by Shay Savage

27211726Now this books seems like a typical Shay Savage work. It’s creative, it’s refreshing and is absolutely a page turner!

I liked the premise. Savage created a dystopia that gripped me from the beginning. Where were the women, children and pets? How will they survive? Questions on the premise constantly circled me and rest assured there is a reasoning given at the end. The first part of the book told in Hannah’s POV was believable. I was sold on the surroundings and how all the characters fit together. The second part told in Falk’s POV however, lacked some conviction. Although Savage gives you the twist that you were hoping for, it wasn’t all that plausible. The surroundings in the second half weren’t all that convincing and seemed too overboard.

I will say that I liked the chemistry between Flak and Hannah. I felt the connection and the writing was strong enough to sell me on it. I liked how the two of them came from different backgrounds but their past experiences benefited them in handling each other.

This book was a solid 3.5 for me. I rounded up since it is creative and something new. I will say that if you’re a romance genre reader, be prepared for something really refreshing. However if you’re an avid dystopian themed book reader, this probably won’t be your cup of tea.

4 stars

Bound by Duty by Cora Reilly

24375937Another quick read from this series. I like the pace, no BS, no wasted pages, it was very focused and got to the point.

Plot is nothing new, but I’m in the mood for some alpha male leads with fairytale like unrealistic storyline so it did it for me. Of course there are corny lines and very predictable scenes but I’m in the mood for it so it was suitable.

Characters lacked some depth but it’s to be expected especially when this is a series and a lot of the situation is already explained from one book to another.

Over all a good steamy read if that’s what you are craving!

4 stars

Bound by Honor by Cora Reilly

23357188I don’t like anything too cookie cutter and predictable but something about this book made me like it. Maybe I was in the mood for a fantasy but I thoroughly enjoyed it even though I knew what was coming and predicted it correctly.

The plot line is nothing new. Totally recycled and predictable…but I was in the mood for a fairytale like story with some erotica laced in, this did it for me. Even though the reader knows what will happen with Aria and Luca, it was still good for me to read and happy that it ended the way I wanted it to, even though it was totally unrealistic.

Aria and Luca needed more depth and the writer couldn’t really get me to empathize with them but somehow the author executed it well enough that I wasn’t bored and ended up liking the characters.

Overall, this was a quick and steamy read. If you’re in the mood for a fairytale like story with a HEA, I’d totally recommend!

4 stars

Alarm by Shay Savage

23516255I’m disappointed that this is Savage’s work…I expected more. Savage is usually creative and wrote books that kept me hooked and on the edge of my seat. This was neither creative nor exciting. This was bland and way too cookie cutter.

Plot line lacked everything…it wasn’t refreshing and it was predictable. From SURVIVING RAINE to TRANSCENDENCE, Savage always managed to keep me engaged and excited. This was far from it and it was as if I knew what was going to happen…it was all just a bore.

Characters lacked development. Although there is some depth, it wasn’t enough to keep me interested. Aiden’s backstory although sad, wasn’t really enough to get me to empathize with him. Cloe was bland and although I can relate to her routine life, it wasn’t enough for me to like her all that much.

Together, all of this was just bland. Bland, bland, bland.

3 stars