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#Review – The Bride Who Wouldn’t #romance

The Bride Who Wouldn’t 

Synopsis
Isaak is a Russian billionaire whose uncle recently died. He found a contract that explained a marriage of convenience with a woman named Kate. Assuming that Kate was a heartless gold digger, he meets her and gives her two options: pay back the money she received from his uncle or marry him instead.

Kate is determined that this is the last thing she is going to do for her worthless family: selling herself to get the family business out of debt. She decides to marry Isaak, but makes sure he understands that sex is off the table since they will not be living as a true married couple.

Opinion
This book was an unexpected sweet story. I think that is because Isaak grew to understand her reasons for a loveless marriage. In the beginning Isaak seemed to be ruthless, but ended up being more of a gentleman than I anticipated.
His reasons for falling in love? From what I could gather, he decided not to be a playboy anymore.

Might as well fall in love.

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Not the most romantic, but it works for the story line.

I do not think Kate should have done so much for her family considering how ungrateful and greedy they were. She was not a shrinking violet when it came to keeping her ground with Isaak, so I could not understand why she yielded to such an extent. At least she has a happy ending with Isaak.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
Buy. If you are looking for an unexpected, sweet romance, this fits the bill.

Book details
Series: Russian Billionaire Honeymoon #1
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 217 pages

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#Review Brig: Deepwater Security #bearshifter #romance

Brig: Deepwater Security

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Synopsis
Brig is the CEO of a bodyguard company and also a bear shifter.
Lucky (Luciana) is a country music singer who has a hit song playing on the radio. She also has a stalker who has excluded his threats indicating possible violent. Brig’s company was called in to provide protection. Brig personally decided to be her bodyguard because he was infatuated with Lucky.

Opinion
This is one of those books that I think I read just to fill my time.
The premise of the story was OK, but I think something about it just fell flat for me. There was nothing about the characters that made them stand out.

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I do not usually mind when the stories are INSTAlove, but maybe I was tired and wanted something with more substance.

Plus, the book was so SHORT! I did not realize when I got it that it was only 40 pages.

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TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BORROW. The story was missing something but was okay if you want to pass some time and want to read something.

Book details
Series: BEAR SHIFTERS
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 40 pages

Note: I got this book from Amazon but the link no longer works. And I searched Amazon for the author and she is not there either. I did link to the Goodreads page, if you are interested.

#Review : Lead Dragon (Dragon Guard of Drakkaris) #dragonshifter #bookaddict #newrelease

Lead Dragon

Synopsis
Lead, captain of the dragon guard of Drakkaris, is about to embark on the most difficult mission he’s ever undertaken: trying not to fall in love with the cute, curvy woman he and his team saved and are now tasked with protecting.

Brittany didn’t expect six tall, ridiculously hot dragons to rescue her after she was captured by wolves. But there’s one dragon, with bright golden eyes, long brown hair and the composure of a warrior that she can’t seem to stop thinking about. And while she’s living just a few doors away from him, Brittany’s not sure her own self-control will be able to hold out.

Opinion
I have read all of the books in Terry’s series and I love the world she has created. I thought she ran out of dragon shifters but then she introduced an alien planet full of tall, hunky dragon men who are all looking for that special woman.

At the end of the last book, I felt sorry for Lead because he was a good man who moved out of the way for the sake of true love. Now he has his own book!!!

When Lead meets Brittney, he tries to keep his attraction under wrap so that he does not act on it. But his desire to claim his mate makes him irritable and confusing as he is sending mixed signals.

I know that Brittney was in an enviable position to have all these hot men at her beck and call. She was good not to play with their emotions though. It was funny that she projected her thoughts so “loudly” that the other dragons knew who she really wanted.

In the end, I liked the way they got together. They were a good fit for each other.

I CANNOT WAIT for the rest of the books in this series!!!!!!

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY. To get the full impact of this world, read the Awakened Dragons series. However, this is a standalone romance.

Book details
Series: Dragon Guard of Drakkaris
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥
Book length 198 pages

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#Review : Steel (Rent-A-Dragon Book 1) #romance #dragonshifter #whattoread #bookaddict

Steel (Rent-A-Dragon Book 1)

Synopsis
A dragon as a handyman? Ridiculous.

At least Liam Steel thinks so. Sure, he and his crew of newly-awakened metal dragons are experts at building things, but after being sunk at the bottom of a frozen ocean, all they want is to find the mates they were sailing in search of in the first place, and Liam isn’t sure how that can happen while he’s playing in the dirt. Until he meets his first client, a sweet, curvy, no-nonsense business-woman busy taking care of everyone but herself. His heart screams ‘mate’, and he’s ready to get his hands on more than her yard.

Kate Hinton doesn’t know what to make of the beefcake Rent-A-Dragon sent over to help with her yard. Impossibly tall with soulful teal eyes, dark hair, and the features of a male model, she’s pretty sure he should be walking a runway rather than digging trenches in her yard. And the way he looks at her? Like nothing else matters in the world. But the more she gets to know her kind, friendly, amazingly efficient handyman, the more she is realizing he’s not from her world.

He lives in a remodeled castle. He doesn’t know certain modern words. And he definitely doesn’t understand the rules of modern courtship. But somehow, Kate is finding herself falling in love with this ‘dragon’ all the same, and finding out there is a whole other world outside her own. One full of secrets, and danger, and maybe even the love of a lifetime.

Opinion
I have been waiting for this series for a while now and Bolryder did not disappoint. OMG!!!! I love Liam. He was too cute. The only thing he wants is to settle down with his mate and love her for life. All he needs is to find her.

Kate had a bad previous relationship and has decided she wants to maintain boundaries to prevent them from moving too quickly. It does not help that being with Liam just “seems right”.

While she is struggling to show her independence, it seems more nefarious powers are at play trying to keep them apart. Plus, she thinks he is crazy for saying he is a dragon.

In the end, they get their happy ending and I am stoked for this new series. Glad to read about a somewhat-happy-on-the-outside Aegis and a very-much-in-love Opal.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY. Liam is a sweetheart. This was a great beginning to the new series while continuing in the world that Bolryder created.

Book details
Series: Rent-A-Dragon
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥

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#Review : Silver (Date-A-Dragon Book 2) #romance #whattoread #bookaddict

Silver (Date-A-Dragon Book 2)

Synopsis
Adrien is the Silver dragon. He hates humans, especially women. Before he was put to sleep, he was at the top of the food chain. Now, he is relegated to trying to find his mate among the throngs of women who are grabby and do not take no for an answer.

Kelsey has had a hard life, but seems to pick herself up time and time again. She has learned that depending on others means getting taken advantage of. So she tries to stay to herself as the best protection. That is why when Adrien comes to her rescue she is immediately suspicious.

Opinion
I admit that I was curious to read about the woman would succeed in thawing the heart of the Silver dragon. Adrien’s disdain for humans was so pronounced, that I figured that he would not meet his mate through a date. Citrine had the hardest time trying to get him to cooperate. Added to his disgust was the fact that women would be so aggressive because of his good looks.

He is so handsome, he must want to be touched. Right? Wrong. Consent is consent, no matter the gender.

Then Kelsey comes along, proving all of Adrien’s assumptions about humans wrong. As much as he hates humans, his mate might be one?

Coming to terms with that unleashes a charming side of the Silver dragon that no one thought existed. I was in love! When he put his mind to winning his mate, he took notes and made a plan of action. That first date ended with a bang!

This book is funny but highlights a societal issue that is very rarely discussed: homelessness among women. It is a real issue and I wish men like Silver were really out there to beat up the bad guys.

I am hoping that Citrine will be next but I think it will be Sever (Platinum). I am stoked either way.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY. Great, entertaining story with fun characters.

Book details
Series: Date-A-Dragon
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 200 pages

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