jeudi 21 décembre 2017

Brazilian Surrender ( The Brazilians 3) by Carmen Falcone

Hello to all!

         The year is not over yet so you may still get a few review in 2017 however i must admit that since i'm really behind in my handcrafted gift making ( supposed to be finished before christmas^^) this is my priority as long as my health allows it and  these days it's not cooperating so i'm posting this later that i wished.

Anyway i got the opportunity to try a new to me author Carmen Falcone for her latest release Brazilian Surrender and while it's part of a series you can definitively start by this one as it's a perfect stand alone.

Happy reading

Publisher: Entangled Publishing. LLC (Ignite)
Publication: 2017
ISBN:  1640634347
Genre: romantic suspense
Violence: mild/strong

Language: normal
sex: very steamy
Public: 18+

 Description from goodreads :

  Psychology student Camila Duarte is finally on her own, living in NYC and away from her overprotective brothers. Her serenity quakes when she receives terrorizing letters. When the threats ramp up, she hires the best problem solver in the business to protect her and look for the criminal.

After losing his wife and kid, Jaeger Bauer left the NYPD and has one simple rule: don’t get attached. A job is just a job. Working close to Camila, however, puts his remarkable self-control to the test. He wants to pursue her, even though they are complete opposites and want different things. As the stakes get higher, Jaeger needs to choose between protecting his client…or surrendering to desire and jeopardizing the entire mission.

My opinion:
          This is my first story from this story and i must say that i hope it won't be the last because this book is part of a series -but can be read as standalone without any trouble at all- which i didn't know at first and now i would love to check the other books in it.

But  one thing at a time and now it start with Camila, she is a very kind and loyal  girl but she longs for anonymity and freedom so when she start receiving threats she chooses to find help outside her family and enter Jaeger who has his own security firm.... While Camila is very open and still naïve Jaeger is closed, still hurting from the deaths of his wife and son; he is very talented at what he does, very professional but his work is his own way to hide. So when he feels attraction for Camila at the first sight he hesitates before accepting her case but her innocence and persistence make it impossible to refuse.
When discovering that the threat is even more deadly he decides to even  take her home for her protection despite his attraction growing and his difficulty to hide it.

Camila is really resilient, we learn of her life before she had money and all what happened...still she always fought for what she believed in ( like studying despite dyslexia) and i found her admirable...this time too she will have to face a lot and she still will try to help Jaeger who isn't making things easy and will slowly open himself to her a bit.

The story is really steamy but i prefer not to explain why as it's kind of  part of the story in itself but i prefer to inform those who would prefer sweeter level. The investigation is well done, i appreciated that Jaeger had doubt  because of what happen it made it more believable but there were still some very dark and sad part ( hard not to cry a little for Torto)

All together it was really a good read and the fact it can be read as standalone is even better so if you are looking for a good steamy romance suspense i recommend you this one.

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

jeudi 7 décembre 2017

Magic Aflame ( The Peacesmith series 3) by Carly Hansen

Hello to all,

                       I wanted to post this a few days ago but i came accross technical difficulties added to bad news that took me down ( since then a wonderful news changed the whole situation thankfully) so i'm late and i'm sorry for that. I do plan to read more before the end of the year so you will get more posts but for new i must tell you about a new release in a series i follow with a lot of pleasure: The Peacesmith series by Carly Hansen

so without waiting longer here is my point of view on Magic Aflame

Happy reading.
Publisher: Carly Hansen
Publication: 2017
Genre: urban fantasy YA
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+
Source: earc

 Description from goodreads :

  The third book in a gripping, action-packed fantasy series readers are describing as "enchanting" and "a breath of fresh air".

When Fenix's fellow gang member Twain sneaks away and gets trapped in a dilapidated building, she races off to rescue him.

But she's not the only one seeking her fallen colleague.

Enemies stewing with grudges against Alda and the gang are out to exploit Twain's misfortune.

On a collision course with powerful forces hell-bent on revenge, Fenix has to draw on both her emerging magical powers and her fighting skills if she's to stop their deadly schemes. But the price she has to pay is high and she finds she must decide how far she'll risk her own life to save a friend.

My opinion:

           A series of's not always true that  series keep the same level of quality in the writing and in the content but so far with this one i haven't been disappointed at all; it still really well written and the suspense is still there making us want's even slightly better i would say.

Fenix is maturing but not too quickly which is good seeing her age and the  time between each book, poor girl keeps having things throw at her and she sure adapts better that i would. She is conscious of her responsibilities but she is also able to ask for help when needed and i really loved that about her. More importantly she is very loyal.

 i loved to see her ready to fight for what she believes in and at the same time preferring if other solutions were possible.  We learn a bit more about her powers in each book as she is discovering them or learning from Gaius however i would said that this time we do see her practice and  start believing in her powers more but we learn more about the villains for once....

Micha the vampire is still trying to be a good guy but he has some difficulties which kind of make me even more curious about what will happen. He does open more to Fénix as well - something which she still should do-

This time we are confronted to Alda big enemy who allied herself with Micha's so a war is brewing , lot of action and fight and in the middle of that  the same two police officers are trying to get a grip of what is happening ( for one at least the other is more on a revenge path) while completely blinded by their short views or misconceptions.

it's really a promising urban fantasy that i take pleasure reading and next book will be one i will look forward to.

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book. Source: a copy in exchange for an honest review