Monday, June 2, 2014
Hi friends and fellow readers!
I haven't been posting lately because I have experienced a rather tragic personal situation. Some of you were aware that my husband was battling brain cancer. In May he lost his battle and I am just working through the emotions, paperwork and trying to get my life back into some sort of routine.
I have not left blogging and once I get things back on track. I shall be back!
Thank you for continuing to visit Another Look Book Reviews.
See you soon! Michelle
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Love Finds A Way Boxed Set
Four unconventional love stories, from popular and bestselling romance authors, each with sequels from
Turquoise Morning Press.
BRING ME BACK by Karen Booth
“Fast-paced, sexy and altogether irresistible. A flat-out fabulous read!”–New York Times Bestselling author Celia Rivenbark
“Ms. Booth has hit a home run with this riveting story that’s full of life, trials and tribulations, joy, but most of all, love.”—5 stars and a recommended read, BlackRaven’s Reviews
“If you are a fan of drama, humor and heart with a wonderful blend of bittersweet and delicious sensuality, then you need to read Bring Me Back. I’ve added it to my absolute favorites, the ones I curl up with when I’m down and need to remember to love and laugh and believe in magic.”–5 Stars, The Book Tart
CONTENTMENT by Margaret Ethridge
“The story is honest, well told, and so sweet. I loved it.” –5 stars, Amazon bestselling author Jennifer Johnson
“You'll want that Hollywood ending that never happens in real life. What you will get a story that is so true to real life that it'll make your stomach twist and your heart hammer.” –5 stars, Another Look Book Reviews
“This is story-telling at its best.” --5 stars, Amazon customer review
“Have you not read Margaret Ethridge? Hop to it! Although she is a new author, her work is consistently intriguing, even while writing different romantic genres.” –Booking It
MEANT TO BE by Karen Stivali
Best Books of 2012 - Literati Literature Lovers (Meant To Be and its sequel Holding On) Books That Rocked My World 2012 - Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews (Meant To Be and its sequel Holding On)
“Meant To Be is simply an amazing story that is heartwarming and genuine, it is one that will make you believe in soul mates.” –5 stars, Jersey Girl Book Reviews
“If you're looking for engaging, soulful characters, enough drama to take you through a myriad of emotions that entail everything from laughter to anger to crying, and enough passion to make you sizzle in all the right places, then Meant To Be is the book to read.” 5 stars and a Recommended Read, BlackRaven's Book Reviews
′TIL ST. PATRICK’S DAY by Holly Gilliatt
“With the author's ease of putting words on paper, the story flows through your mind, connecting on a deep emotional level. You will find yourself hoping, gasping, shedding a tear or two and smiling with happiness as the story unfolds.” -- Literati Book Reviews
“Gilliatt creates characters who you connect with… The reader is placed in the middle of these three women’s lives; you experience their ups, their downs and their own journey of self-discovery.”--BestChickLit.com
“The main theme of this novel was friendship, but it’s followed very closely by love—and not just romantic love. …It’s fantastic.”--5 stars, Pink Fluffy Hearts
Ebook Price: $0.99 (Special Introductory/Promotional Price)
Monday, May 5, 2014
Mo and Cooper's book
How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf book 1)
By Molly Harper
Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem. Her surly neighbor Cooper Graham—who has been openly critical of Mo’s ability to adapt to life in Alaska—has trouble of his own. Werewolf trouble.
For Cooper, an Alpha in self-imposed exile from his dysfunctional pack, it’s love at first sniff when it comes to Mo. But Cooper has an even more pressing concern on his mind. Several people around Grundy have been the victims of wolf attacks, and since Cooper has no memory of what he gets up to while in werewolf form, he’s worried that he might be the violent canine in question.
If a wolf cries wolf, it makes sense to listen, yet Mo is convinced that Cooper is not the culprit. Except if he’s not responsible, then who is? And when a werewolf falls head over haunches in love with you, what are you supposed to do anyway? The rules of dating just got a whole lot more complicated. . . .
Molly Harper wins for the best opening line ever:
"WHEN A NAKED MAN shows up on your doorstep with a bear trap clamped around his ankle, it’s best just to do what he asks."
I was introduced to Molly Harper's writing with her "Nice Girls" vampire series. Very much like that other series, this Naked Werewolf series is witty and was sure to guarantee me lots of smiles. She has such great lines.
"Well, that cinched it. He was an asshole. I was definitely going to end up sleeping with him."
Molly Harper writes such personable female characters. She makes you want to be their best friend and hang out with them. Mo was just like that; totally cool. Mo's birth name is actually "Moonflower Freedom Refreshing Breeze Joplin Duvall-Wenstein." Wow that is a mouthful so it was shortened to just, Mo. How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf is a feel good book. I loved it because there was not a long and drawn out conflict between Mo and her love interest, Cooper. They met. They were physically attracted to each other but they didn't like each other. They overcame their hostility and started dating.
When they did come together as a couple, it was blazing hot. Not in an erotic sense but more that their chemistry was amazing. Cooper and Mo are perfect together.
There are murders happening in Alaska around their area and it appears that the deaths are caused by a rouge wolf. Being as Cooper is a werewolf and he seems to have secretive baggage, Mo needs to work through holding his secret wolf identity or sharing that information with the authorities. It weighed heavy on her conscience and I felt bad for her.
I purchased How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf on a super Amazon deal which is sadly over. I'd love to continue with the series but they are too pricey on ebooks for me. I will have to see if my library has them to lend.
Teasers: hippie loving parents, chess brownies, jumbo pack of condoms