Sunday, December 15, 2013
Review of Snowballs by Tara Lain and two books by Amber Kell
Snow Balls by Tara Lain 5*
BLURB: Big, handsome and hunky, JJ LaRousse looks like an alpha male but acts like an interior decorator. And he’s trying to be happy about it -- until a robbery at the famous Laguna Winter Fantasy brings JJ face-to-face with tough cop, Ryan Star. JJ hears Ryan likes guys who are manly men, so he drops his voice an octave, colors over his pink hair, and tries to pass as a football fan.
Ryan Star may be tough but he hides in the closet at work since he learned in New York that being a gay cop can cost you your life. His attraction to that big, handsome kid threatens his anonymity, but he can’t seem to resist. JJ is just his type. But then JJ goes skiing and comes face to face with his greatest nemesis-- and all the secrets come out of the closet. Can Ryan love JJ for who he really is? More important, can JJ?
My Review: I loved it - Tara hit the mark again with this one. JJ was a beautiful character and Ryan ended up as the perfect partner even if it did take a while to get there :D
The Two books by Amber Kell:
To Bite a Bear (Banded Brothers #4) by Amber Kell 4* & To Kiss a Killer (Banded Brothers #5) by Amber Kell 4*
BLURBS: TBAB: Sometimes you need a grand gesture to prove your love, and sometimes a bear hug will do.
Harris Bender had a crush on vampire leader Rohan, so when the alpha male requests him to paint a mural, he can only say yes. However, after a passionate encounter, Harris discovered Rohan is his mate. Is the carefree artist ready to settle down with one man even if he’s extremely hot?
Rohan had been looking for his blood bonded for centuries. One taste of the bear shifter’s blood and he knows he’s found the one. However, outside forces threaten to tear the couple apart. It will take more than a flash of fang to put them in their place
TKAK: What would you do to protect your family? For Aden the answer is anything.
Aden Gale has always protected the boys he chose as his. Gallen Theos refuses to become another one of Aden’s projects. He might have been bespelled by his father but he was Aden’s mate and he refused to take anything less than a full partnership. If the cool-eyed killer thought he could wiggle away for Gallen’s own safety, well he had a lot to learn about the tenacity of sorcerers
My Review: A nice couple of stories that finished of an enjoyable series and set up things for a new one that looks like it might be another good one.