Monday, December 14, 2015

{Review} Wolfe Island by Giulia Torre

I gave it 4 stars ~ A fun read!

I heard Giulia Torre do a short read of Wolfe Island at a local event and had to get the book. I hadn't read anything from this time frame before, but I was drawn in by the author's lovely description of the scenery and lifestyle.

Meredith is a spunky, go-getter, who doesn't always follow the rules. She was fun and lively, and so likable. I love Tristan! He is handsome, refined and a powerful businessman. But the thing that makes him even more attractive is how different he is when he's with Meredith. He softens. He loves her for who she is, even though she may not fit the mold of who a man of his stature should be with.

This was a fun read. Meredith will make you laugh and Tristan will make you swoon. I look forward to the next book in the series.

Monday, December 7, 2015

{Review} The Gladiator's Mistress by Jennifer D. Bokal

I gave it 4 stars ~ A fun and sexy read!

This was a new genre for me, but I heard the author do a short reading at our local library and I just had to get the book. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I loved the author's description of ancient Rome and its people. I had no problem imagining what life was like in that time -- and how difficult it was to survive, let alone be happy.

The Gladiator's Mistress has plenty of action, with battles in the arena. Loads of tension, with Phaedra and Valens fighting their forbidden attraction. And steamy romance. I want a Valens of my own! I thought all the characters were well developed, likable and perfectly flawed. I even found myself sympathetic to the antagonists because the rules and their reasons were always clear.

I was happy to hear Ms. Bokal has a second book in the series coming soon. I will be snatching that one up as well!