REVIEW: “Unmasking of a Lady” by Sophie Dash

Blatant Romance, Four Stars, Review ‐ September 02, 2015
REVIEW: “Unmasking of a Lady” by Sophie Dash

Title: Unmasking of a Lady
Author: Sophie Dash
Release Date: July 23, 2015
Publisher: Carina
Source: Kindle purchase
Rating:  L-1 | S-2 | V-2

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“Historical romance, huh?”

Yep! I haven’t read much in this genre, but this title intrigued me. “Unmasking of a Lady” by Sophie Dash is a quick, light read that’s great for a rainy afternoon. It stars an independent, spunky heroine named Harriet Groves who, due to family financial troubles, has been forced into a life of crime. She’s built up a reputation as a ruthless robber called the Green Highwayman, ….

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REVIEW: “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

Four Stars, Review, Subplot Romance ‐ August 20, 2015

Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Release Date: June 2012
Publisher: Crown Publishing
Source: Library Hardcover
Rating:  L-3 | S-2 | V-1

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“Ooooh, Andie, I’ve heard really good things about this one!”

And rightfully so! “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn is a mystery-thriller starring Nick and Amy Dunne, a married couple celebrating their fifth anniversary the day Amy disappears.   The book alternates the point of view every chapter, so we see the development of Nick and Amy’s relationship through each character’s eyes, with Nick narrating current events and Amy describing their past through her diary entries. ….

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REVIEW: “Homecoming” by Kass Morgan

Title: Homecoming
Author: Kass Morgan
Series: The Hundred #3
Release Date: February 26, 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Source: Library Audiobook
Rating:  L-0 | S-1 | V-2

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“You finished it!  What’s the verdict?”

Overall, the 100 series is entertaining and thoroughly readable.  The final book in the trilogy is Homecoming by Kass Morgan (obviously).   It begins with the arrival of the colony to Earth, and deals largely with how the 100 juvenile delinquents who’ve made Earth their home deal with this. ….

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REVIEW: “Locked, Loaded, & Lying” by Sarah Andre

REVIEW: “Locked, Loaded, & Lying” by Sarah Andre

Title:  Locked, Loaded, & Lying
Author:  Sarah Andre
Release Date:  June 16, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled
Source:  ARC
Rating:  L-2 | S-3 | V-2

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“Gasp! Romantic suspense. What’s the premise?”

In Locked, Loaded, & Lying, Famed Olympic skier Lock Roane has been accused of murdering his rich, socialite girlfriend and is hiding out in a cabin in the woods until his trial.  Private investigator (and part-time journalist) Jordan Sinclair needs money, and needs it fast, so when a tabloid offers a quarter of a million dollars to the first person to offer up a Lock Roane exclusive, ….

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REVIEW: “Day 21” by Kass Morgan

Title: Day 21
Author: Kass Morgan
Series: The Hundred #2
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Source: Library Audiobook
Rating:  L-1 | S-1 | V-1

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“A sequel, huh?  Do I have to read the first one?”

You certainly can.  I’m always an advocate of reading a series in order, but Day 21 does a pretty good job of filling in the blanks for those who are new to the world of The 100.

In Day 21 by Kass Morgan, ….

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REVIEW: “Blame It on the Kiss” by Robin Bielman

REVIEW: “Blame It on the Kiss” by Robin Bielman

Title:  Blame It on the Kiss
Author:  Robin Bielman
Series:  Kisses in the Sand #2
Release Date:  June 9, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
Source:  ARC
Rating:  L-0 | S-3 | V-0

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“Cute title!  What’s this one about, Andie?”

Blame It on the Kiss by Robin Bielman is a contemporary romance focused on Bryce Bishop and Honor Mitchell, who accidentally made out one time.  It was a great make-out session, and would definitely have led to an even greater one-night stand if Honor hadn’t realized mid-smoochies that Blake was her dead best friend’s ex. ….

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REVIEW: “The 100” by Kass Morgan

Title: The 100
Author: Kass Morgan
Series: The Hundred #1
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Source: Library Audiobook
Rating:  L-1 | S-1 | V-1

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“The 100 what, Andie? The 100 what?

Juvenile delinquents.

 The 100 by Kass Morgan is set 300 years after the destruction of mankind—the majority of it, anyway.  Some survivors escaped to space and have been living on a space station for a few centuries, ….

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REVIEW: “Revenge Best Served Hot” by Jackie Braun

REVIEW: “Revenge Best Served Hot” by Jackie Braun

Title: Revenge Best Served Hot
Author: Jackie Braun
Series: Men of the Zodiac #6
Release Date: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Entangled
Source:  ARC from the publisher
Rating:  L-0 | S-3 | V-0

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“Ooh, an Entangled book. What’s it about?”

Revenge Best Served Hot, by Jackie Braun, is the sixth book in the Men of the Zodiac series (side note: I haven’t read the rest of these) and stars intrepid businessman Brody Flynn as the hero looking to right past wrongs by exacting revenge upon the man responsible for his parents’ ….

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REVIEW: “Wicked Lovely” by Melissa Marr

Title: Wicked Lovely
Author: Melissa Marr
Series: Wicked Lovely #1
Release Date: June 12, 2007
Publisher: HarperTEEN
Source: Library Audiobook
Rating:  L-1 | S-2 | V-2

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“What have you got for us today, Andie?”

I guarantee this is somebody’s favourite book.  It just wasn’t really for me.  I read it.  It was a book.  It wasn’t a bad book, and I don’t regret spending my time reading it, but I probably wouldn’t revisit it, and I don’t intend to continue with the series. ….

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REVIEW: “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Title: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Release Date: February 21, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Library Audiobook
Rating:  L-2 | S-1 | V-2

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“Nice title.  What’s it about?”

Aristotle and Dante is told from the perspective of 15-year-old Aristotle “Ari” Mendoza, a Mexican-American boy living in El Paso, Texas, who never feels quite like he fits in.   He doesn’t have any friends, and spends most of his time dicking around at home, ….

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