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Review

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

This book is a quick and short read. I enjoyed it, like I always enjoy every book from Katee Robert. I always find her stories entertaining, and they always leave me with a feel-good feeling. Her characters are always very likeable. I also love that her books are equal parts sweet and steamy.

I’m not sure how many books I was able to read from this series, but I know that the first book I tried out in the Out Of Uniform series was a hit for me, so I followed the series from there. His To Take may be a short novella, but it will still definitely give you a complete and satisfying story of two main characters that any reader will root for even from the very beginning.

If you’ve read anything from Ms. Robert, then you shouldn’t miss this novella. Moreover, if you’ve read anything from this series, then you really have to check this book as well. To be honest, His To Take may not actually make it to my list of best reads this year, but it is still a book I won’t mind re-reading in the future.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – In Bed With Mr. Wrong

Book 1.5 – His To Keep

Book 2 – Falling For His Best Friend

Book 3 – His Lover To Protect

Book 3.5 – His To Take

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Review

I received an ARC of this book from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

I believe I’ve read every single book in this series. This series was my first book from Samantha Chase, and it made me a huge fan. I love contemporary romance novels, and her brand of romance is something that works so well with me. Her heroes and heroines aren’t dark characters, but they are complicated enough to make the books intresting. I liked William Montgomery and his knack for matchmaking, which all ended up successfully.

When Zach’s character was introduced and his love story with Gabriela was teased in the previous book, I didn’t become a fan of him. I found him too uptight and controlling. Even his sister found him uptight and controlling. That’s the same Zach we see in this book. He was an ass for the most part of the book. He may have won the girl in the end, but I felt like the heroine was the one who always gave in and understood him.

I liked Gabriela, but I also couldn’t find anything about her that stood out. I didn’t really understand her conflict with her family. Were they the ones at fault? Or was she the one who was always putting a wall between them? And that brother-in-law aspect, I wish he couldn’t have had a more tragic ending. I mean, that man was just bad news. All in all, I truly enjoyed this book. It just wasn’t my favorite in the series. If you’ve read the previous books, you wouldn’t want to miss Zach’s story. Personally, I still love William’s brood better than his brother’s.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Wait For Me

Book 2 – Trust In Me

Book 3 – Stay With Me

Book 3.5 – More Of Me

Book 4 – Return To You

Book 5 – Meant For You

Book 6 – I’ll Be There

 

 

 

 

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Review

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a very fast read. I think it only took me less than two hours to finish the novella. Anyway, I enjoyed it, but I wish that it could have been made into a full length book and that the story was polished further to make it even more interesting. As it was, the story was too much of the insta-love variety. I’m all for love at first sight, but I felt that the bond between the main characters were too rushed. Maybe it was meant that way, and my whole point was that I would have wanted it not to be meant that way.

All in all, it was still an enjoyable book, even if there were parts of it that I didn’t like. First, what’s with the knoghthood? I couldn’t distinguish if the hero was just joking or if he was for real. If he was for real, I felt like it didn’t have any significance in the story. So, I’d rather interepret it as him trying to make a joke. If you’ve followed the series, you might as well read this book because this is Grace’s story. However, I’d have to say that the other three books were far much better.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Loving Cara

Book 2 – Seducing Lauren

Book 2.5 – Saving Grace

Book 3 – Falling For Jillian

 

 

Review

I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

I read the first two books in this series. I wasn’t really that big of a fan. Probabl because the YA/NA genre isn’t really my top choice. However, every once in a while, I try out authors whose books get good reviews. That’s why I started out with this series. I liked the first two books because the main characters were young and believable. The stories were typical of young love, and those are usually always the sweetest kind.

Stupid Love was a bit more dramatic because of the sobs stories of the main characters. I liked the heroine because she was kind of your typical liberated schoolgirl. She knew what she wanted, and she worked on getting those. She was also strong for someone in her situation. I also liked the hero because it’s refreshing to read a male main character written like he was. Usually, it’s always the heroines who are serious, smart, and different.

All in all, though, it wasn’t as stellar as I would have hoped. It is still enjoyable and is a good read. I just think there are many other NA/YA novels that had a better mix of drama and angst than this one.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Stupid Girl

Book 2 – Stupid Boy

Book 3 – Stupid Love

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Review

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve always liked Megan Hart’s books. They are in the romance category, but I always feel like the romance aspect takes a back seat to the psychological part of the story. Her characters are always complex. Her endings are always unpredictable. The way she plays out a plot is truly engaging. I think my favorite of hers will always be Dirty. But there are so many other books that she wrote that I also immensely enjoyed.

Having said all that, I will say that while I enjoyed Hold Me Close, it wasn’t going to be one of my favorite Megan Hart books. Here’s the thing: I didn’t like the heroine. I know that it’s a shallow reason, but I always thought that the heroine had things easy. People wanted to please her. People wanted to shelter her after what happened to her and the hero. And all those years afterwards, she took it all for granted. She let herself be broken and unfixable. She liked stringing the hero along. I mean, the hero went through an ordeal too. They were together for pete’s sake. But he kind of grew up and didn’t spiral into a path of self destruction. I wanted the ending to be different. I wanted the hero to really end up with someone else because more than anyone, he needs healing too. I wanted to heroine to find herself and her strength on her own, so she would learn never to push away people who loved you again.

Alas, I think the thing I took away from this book was that both main characters were actually broken beyond repair. One just seemed to be healthier than the other. But they were both actually impossible to fix. The hero would always be comfortable being strung along. He would never thrive in a relationship where he wasn’t the giver. The heroine will alway take what she can, and I don’t see an HEA for them. However, that’s kind of the reality for other people. That’s the dynamic of their relationship. And Megan Hart has never written stories with fairy tale, one-for-the-movies kind of endings. As always, she ends this book with a puzzle, something that readers won’t soon forget.