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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Review: Conceit (7 Deadly Seals)

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Conceit (Se7en Deadly SEALs #1) by Alana Albertson

Published March 2020

Se7en deadly Navy SEALs bound to secrecy about a party that ended in tragedy.

Six months my innocent brother Joaquín has spent in jail for a murder.

Five hours a day I've trained to go undercover to learn the truth.

Four plastic surgeries to transform into a pinup to gain access to their world.

Three shots of tequila I down before I take off my clothes to dance for the SEALs.

Two years since I'd left my soul mate Grant, the only man who can help me now.

One dead stripper found strangled and drugged.

Zero room for error. I'm Joaquín's only hope for freedom. No sin is too depraved, no challenge is too great. Even if it means destroying my soul.



Ok I'll be honest with you, there was a point I thought to abandon this one but then it picked my interest. (That and I can't leave books half way...)

Her brother is accused of murder and this girl takes "I'll do anything for my brother" to a whole new level. 

She's willing to change her whole life and appearence to get to the botton of that mistery. Her changes may seem like too much but you can see the logic behind it, she IS dealing with SEALs and especial ops people. 

I really enjoyed seeing her perspective on things. What she's willing to sacrifice and who she's facing against with. Also, you get that she's been protected her whole life and now we get to see a new face, a stronger and determined new person. 

This was a short novella and Left you hanging and wanting for more. There are a lot of questions: What happened to make her break up with her ex? Whose the killer? Why won't his team mates help him? 

And I'm really intrigued by her new life undercover. 


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About Alana Albertson

Alana Albertson is a multi-award winning author, current President of Romance Writers of America's Contemporary Romance Chapter and the former President of both Romance Writers of America’s Young Adult and Chick Lit chapters. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance, new adult and young adult fiction. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time playing with her sons, dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes Homeland, Devious Maids, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.


Sunday, December 6, 2020

Review: Learn My Lesson

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Learn My Lesson (Wicked Villains #2)
by 
Published October 29th 2019

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Review: Called by the bear

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Called by The Bear by V. Vaughn

*This is a serial. The installments are not novel length.*


I’m Carly Cutler and my dreams predict the future. So why am I dreaming about a sexy beast of a guy, a bear, and a paw print design? I don’t know. A force I can’t fight wants me to find out, and I’m leaving the only life I’ve ever known. With a fresh tattoo of a bear paw and my best friend by my side, I’m on a quest to find a man I’ve never met.

Sierra Steele here, and ready for adventure – We’ve been chosen. The moment I saw Carly’s first tattoo, I felt the undeniable attraction of the guy I’ve been dreaming about. My cautious friend can’t resist the pull either, and we’re off to the mountains to get answers. Something’s calling us, and I’m certain the hunky men are our exciting destiny. They’ll keep us safe from the bear, right? 





My thoughts... 

She never felt like she belonged. Being bigger than most also put a damper in her but when she starts dreaming about a hit guy and leaving her life behind, she feels like she has no other choice than leave. Luckily, her friend has the same dreams and goes with her. 

I was hesitant at first, I felt like there was too much of her tome still in California. The journey was more exciting. Meeting the other girls along the way but still not knowing what was calling them to leave. 

I really enjoyed the storyline in the book. The clan calling the girls and the conflict among the bears was a ver exciting element to add. However, the connection among the characters felt too rushed. Yes, they are soul mates and I know they have to feel close to each other but It felt too physical and I didn't see the emotional connection between the two main characters at first. 

I think the only ones who bother to start getting to know each other first were (bad one and other girl). And we still have to see were that goes. 


Her best friend relationship was weird too... see for spoilers

(She was supposed to be someone's soul mate, jumps right into it and then it turns out they aren't! See the problem with the connections, I feel like they had to somehow feel a bit off?)

Like I said, I love the idea of the plot. But at the same time the book has to many pairs and overlapping. I feel like this should have been a shorter book focusing on one pair at the time while moving the plot forward so it could be easier for the reader.

I still enjoyed this very much and I am looking forward to see what happens with the clans.