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SpankYouSilly

I read. Correction. I read a lot. And I love to talk about (and review) all that I've read. You can find me here, my blog http://spankyousilly.com or on twitter at @spankyousilly.

 

I call dibs on Damien Stark, Patch Cipriano, Quinn Sullivan, Simon Parker and Zhadist. 

Currently reading

Stardust
Mimi Strong
A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
When Pleasure Rules
J.K. Beck

Ruined

Ruined - Tracy Wolff I am giving it 4 stars but really want to go 3 1/2 until the ending, which lends to the intrigue I enjoy.... And was something I didn't see coming...

The main problem I had with this book is the timeline--even in a book with a sexy CEO a week (really, less) is too fast for such intense feelings. It was unrealistic to me.

Also he was possessive and commanding at the surface, but not really with any depth. It would have been interesting to see them explore her need to be grounded with pain to experience pleasure. Hickeys don't fully satiate that kind of need.

Still I read it in a day so an easy and fast read and obviously kept my interest.

Neanderthal Seeks Human

Neanderthal Seeks Human - Penny Reid I want to give it more than 5 stars. Blog review to follow (after I finish the sequel).

Sinjin (The Bryn and Sinjin Series)

Sinjin (The Bryn and Sinjin Series) - H.P. Mallory HOLY CLIFFHANGER!!!!

The King

The King - J.R. Ward Wrath isn't even close to being a favorite character in this series so imagine my surprise that this book -- the one I was WTFing about when she announced it was being written -- is now one of my favorites in the series. I will reserve full review for my upcoming blog post.

Chocolate Lovers: Sweet Stories About Love, Friendship, and Inappropriate Behavior

Chocolate Lovers: Sweet Stories About Love, Friendship, and Inappropriate Behavior - Tara Sivec I would have given this story 4 stars if there were not such heavy involvement with the kids-at first it was funny when Gavin would say a bad word but all the kids ended up doing was amplify what shitty parents they are. Not only did the kids only say highly inappropriate things, they were rude, disrespectful and leaned toward Chucky level behavior. And the parents had conversations that should never be had in earshot of the kids. They were unnecessary props and honestly distracted me from what was an otherwise really funny, lighthearted read.

Blood in the Valley

Blood in the Valley - J.K. Hogan Review to come at http://spankyousilly.com on May 21.

When Blood Calls

When Blood Calls - J.K. Beck Very surprised to see some low ratings for this book. It was smart, sharp and had a refreshing take on the paranormal world. Also the twist plot was never obvious to me so the tail end of this story was pulse quickening.

Claim Me

Claim Me - J. Kenner Review to come after official release.

Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead - H.P. Mallory It has been a joy reading this woman's work and seeing her writing continue to improve... She's so talented and her stories are fun and always keep my interest! Look forward to the next in the Lily Harper series.

Rock Chick

Rock Chick  - Kristen Ashley This book was incredibly difficult to read without constantly rolling my eyes. I am an avid reader and I have never disliked a main character more than I do India. My biggest issue with this author is that she took serious shortcuts to create drama - these shortcuts were implausible or if not then indicative that her heroine is a moron who takes unnecessary risks therefore placing risk on the heads of those charged to protect her. It was tiresome after the 2nd time she was "kidnapped." The third time? I was rooting for the bad guy.

Also the author was real big on using stereotypes... the stoners all say "dude" and "dudette" (newsflash: stoners don't REALLY talk like that unless they're in Fast Times at Ridgemont High OR still living in the 1970s) and the "Rock Chicks" dress like they're in a Whitesnake video. And who walks around referring to themselves as "rock chick?"

Finally, the drama was entirely over the top and again implausible. A food fight at a Chinese restaurant which began with a "bitch" who actually says in front of Lee's mother and sister (as well as about 8 other women) that he enjoys BJ's in the morning? Really? You expect me as a woman in 2013 to believe that this happened outside of a high school cafeteria?

The author COULD have created more logical scenarios to advance the story ... Especially as to the relationship between Lee and India. She has been in love with him since she's 5, finds out he is in love with her but then goes on a "break" because he told her not to leave the house looking like a whore (which according to the two other males in the room, she did, in fact, look like a whore?). And to "avoid" him she goes to the mall to buy an entirely new wardrobe, make up and undergarments... seriously? Because of a disagreement about what she was wearing? After she flirted with another man in front of him?

I think Lee - even with all his alpha-male tendencies - should have had to turn in his man card for putting up with her.

A good friend who has never steered me wrong recommended this series and I trust her judgment so because of that I'm hoping this book is a fluke and am actually going to read the second.

Wish me luck.

City of Lost Souls

City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare omg! Is it 2014 yet??????

The Guardian

The Guardian - Sherrilyn Kenyon After the last book I'm so relieved Kenyon returned with such a great story. I'm also now in love with Seth. Fully and completely! lol

Retribution

Retribution - Sherrilyn Kenyon Not the best of the series, but not the worst either... The bonus section was a real treat!

Finale

Finale - Becca Fitzpatrick I have no words! Read the entire book in one day. Patch, I will miss you and you will always and forever be my favorite literary man.

Silence

Silence - Becca Fitzpatrick Perfect!!!

Acheron

Acheron - Sherrilyn Kenyon Wow! Just wow!!!!