Book Reviews

Review Roundup – August 31st to September 6th

I'll say this about the Salvant Brothers: those covers are definitely eye-catching.

This week, I caught up on some Blue Saffire, and tried both Keta Kendric and the Salvant Brothers . . . to varying degrees of success.

Legally Bound Special Edition by Blue Saffire

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m glad I read all of the novellas together.

Something’s up with Ellen Marettie. Something her husband and best friend have both tried to figure out. But Ellen’s not saying anything, so things will just have to play out as they’re meant to.

These novellas just introduced me to a bunch of characters that I want to read more about. The Misha/Kiesha/Tasha situation seems hella tricky, but I know Sam can work it out.

Grammatical errors and a good amount of eye-rolling aside, this was a good read.

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Legally Unbounded by Blue Saffire

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In order to go forward, Sam has to move on. Move on from Ellen, and move on from Sam. But he can’t move on from Tasha . . .

Still more eye rolling and grammar mistakes, but I can’t say I didn’t like it.

I think having all of the stories in one book really made all of it come together. I liked the introduction of Tasha and Misha. I liked that Camille was able to get her life back and meet Logan. This collection of novellas really made me care to read more of Blue Saffire’s work. So, ultimately, it was worth a read.

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Beautiful Chaos by Keta Kendric

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Desiree wasn’t a big fan of her family’s business, but she never turned down a chance to help her father out. Marrying arms dealer wasn’t her idea of normal, but she’d already agreed to it. Falling in love with his hitman younger brother? Desiree definitely didn’t agree to that, but I’d the shoes fits …

People have been talking about Keta Kendric for a while, so I thought i would give her a chance. Beautiful Chaos almost got five stars out of me until I started running into grammatical errors. And then, when the male protagonist talks about an even in his past? Eye rolls abound.

Technical issues aside, I thought it was a great story. It definitely made the sequel worth checking out.

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Quiet Chaos : The Chaos Series- Book #2 by Keta Kendric

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mecca has always been about that life, but marriage was never on her radar. The opportunity to be a Boss though? That she could get down with. However, Arjen Vallin was another thing entirely.

So we’re still plagued with minor technical issues, but there’s some growth in this sequel. Still some eye rolling going on, but even the best authors can’t run from it.

I liked this one though. Mecca was fun, and Arjen was a bit surprising. Maybe the climax was a bit unbelievable, but it doesn’t take you out of the novel, so it works.

I think the thing that really sets Keta Kendric’s Chaos series apart from her fellow BWWM Dark Romance peers is the action scenes and her decisions to not let her heroines get pregnant.

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Axl by Sonja B.

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

So Much Telling

Axl Salvant did not have the best life growing up, but he’s done okay for himself since. However, when he find himself in a complicated situation with his ex, he realizes that “okay” isn’t enough anymore.

That’s summary sounds like a whole other book, but I’m not rewriting it. There was a ton of telling going on in this book, and not enough showing. I’ve never rolled my eyes so much, and I’ve read quite a bit of Blue Saffire’s works. Maybe Sonja B gets better with the other Salvant brothers, but Axl definitely wasn’t it.

Bless all of their hearts, though.

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