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I generally review romance, paranormal and urban fantasy. I tend to pick review books that I want to read, so generally my reviews will be positive. I always give my honest opinion: good, bad, and indifferent. 


Note: on my blog I use a letter grading system. I've listed the ratings below. For sites with stars, I have listed the equivalent rating. If I didn't finish the book, I will not rate it with stars.


A+  Personal Favorite (5 stars)
A    Loved It (4.5 or 5 stars)
A-   Enjoyed A Lot (4 or 4.5 stars)
B+  Liked It A Lot (4 stars)
B    Liked It -- Recommend (4 stars)
B-   Liked It -- But I had a few small issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C+  Liked It -- But I had issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C    Finished It -- Liked some, didn't like some (3 stars)
C-   Finished It -- Liked a little, didn't like a lot (2 or 2.5 stars)
D    Not A Big Fan (2 stars)
E    Don’t Waste Your Time (1 star)
TW: Reading this book was like watching a Train Wreck
DNF: Did Not Finish


updated July 9, 2015

Currently reading

Operation: Endgame (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Book 6) (English Edition)
Philippa Ballantine, Jeanne H. Ballantine, William Morris
Just You and Me (A Contemporary Romance Collection)
Fiona Miers, Caitlyn Lynch, Liz Durano, Deelylah Mullin, Cate Farren, Jacquie Biggar, Vicki Batman, Kate Richards, Brenna Zinn, Dalton Diaz, Tierney O'Malley, Desiree Holt, Nicole Morgan, Ashlyn Chase
Bitter Bite: Elemental Assassin, Book 14
Audible Studios, Jennifer Estep, Lauren Fortgang
Progress: 27 %

Quickie Review: Loved by a SEAL by Cat Johnson

Loved by a SEAL: Hot SEALs (Volume 6) - Cat Johnson
The story of SEALs falling in love continues with Brody’s story in Loved by a SEAL. Brody, younger brother of retired SEAL Chris Cassidy, is still on active duty and has been deployed for the past six months. When he returns stateside to find no one around, he realizes how much he’s missing, leaving him disconnected and out of sorts. Deciding to get some R & R, he heads home for a short break, where he runs into the one woman whom he ever loved, and who broke his heart ten years ago. 
Ashley Reed refused to give up her future as a nurse to follow her teenage love when he left for the Navy. Now she finds herself back in her hometown, helping her grandmother and the Cassidy family. When Brody walks in through the door and into her life again, she cannot deny the feelings she still has for him.
Loved by a SEAL is another slice of life in the Hot SEALs universe. Like several of the previous stories, the book shares a budding romance between a man with a high-risk job and the woman who steals his heart, without taking the reader all the way to an HEA (happily ever after). If you are good knowing that the stories have HFN (happy for now) type endings, then this series is definitely worth the read.
Brody and Ashley have a history, making their quick romance seem very realistic. The author perfectly captures those unrequited, long-lingering feelings left over from when Ashley walked out on Brody ten years prior, causing this reader to swoon just a bit. Their story is more about love and passion, rather than hot, steamy sex, which suits the story just fine. I was left with the feeling that this couple could actually make it work, and that made me happy. 
Overall, I really enjoy these wonderful little novellas for what they bring to the table: a bit of danger and action, a bit of love and romance. Sitting back, relaxing with a cup of tea and my Kindle, Loved by a SEAL made for a wonderful morning read.
My Rating: B+