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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 %

Review: Not Fade Away by SE Jakes

Not Fade Away - SE Jakes

Not Fade Away is a wonderful “slice of life” short set in the Hell or High Water series, which features hard, dark men who run under-the-radar black ops rescues. The story focuses on main characters Tom and Prophet, two men who have overcome tremendous personal demons to find happiness and, dare I say, love. Although Not Fade Away can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novella, readers will find more emotional gratification from following the pair on their journey starting with the first book in the series, Catch a Ghost.


This time around, we witness a more playful duo, engaging in a game of Truth or Dare; however once Tommy completes his dare, the couple becomes distracted (in good way *wink*) and Proph’s truth never comes out. It isn’t until months later (present day) that the unsaid truth is addressed, and the couple successfully jumps yet another hurdle. What happens between the pair is so fitting and serves to only makes their relationship stronger. I adore Tommy and Prophet so much, and I appreciate that despite all of their demons, they now fully embrace each problem and use them to strengthen what they have.


In addition working through a tough spot, the pair engage in a few glorious moments of intimacy. This story is full of hard core passion, fueled by the emotional intensity always surrounding the duo. Sex is something that the pair share out of love, but they also use it to work through personal issues and anger. While it may be rough and is always intense, there is an underlying tenderness which makes these scenes some of the best out there. 


Overall, Not Fade Away is a wonderful, sexy novella, filled with a satisfying emotional punch, especially for those who have followed Proph and Tom on their long journey to love.


My Rating:  A- Enjoyed A Lot