Monday 28 September 2015

BMBR: Luke Young's Benefits Series.

Super quick BMBR because I'm at work and books 3 & 2 only cheap for a day or 2 maybe. 1 may still be free (thanks Bookbub).

In agreement with the 1 star review on for book 2, these aren't the best written books with the best plots and if it's a scene without sex it's okay at best.

But if you want to laugh your ass off in some places, get some sex tips (anal too), and just plain want some foreplay, go for it.

It's like reading porn but funnier.

Edited to add: I've read more of book 2.

Bottom line: if you're in this for more than a ton of gratuitous sex between people who are all super gorgeous with perfect bodies and wondrous sexy parts, you'll be disappointed by the super cheesy writing and the huge lack of a plot. It's just porn, really.

I wouldn't spend more than a buck or two per book.

Saturday 5 September 2015

BMBR: Kelly Rimmer's The Secret Daughter and Me Without You

I'm looking at two books by Kelly Rimmer today. Both were quite good, and both were worth reading.

Warning: spoiler alert on Me Without You, but that can happen if you read the reviews on Amazon, too. Don't worry. Knowing doesn't take away from the story.

The Secret Daughter was good except for how annoyingly over reactive the main character was about learning that she was adopted. I think at one point I even skipped a few pages because of it.

Aside from that, it was an eye-opening look at the issue of forced adoption. It happened in Canada too, and I had little idea.

Me Without You is a great read. Guy meets girl and she changes his life for the better, even after she dies.

This is just such a wonderful book. Because this book is the definition of catharsis, you will need a box of tissue handy.

Bottom line: Me Without You is a must read.

Tuesday 1 September 2015

BMBR: Eternal Vows by Christy Peebles

This one was free (thanks Bookbub), and it was good enough to buy the second one, Eternal Destiny, for less than 4 bucks.

The intelligence level of the conversation - and there is a freaking lot of it - however, took a nosedive into Stupid Land.

OK, firstly I shall give you a quick synopsis. Or is it first I will give you... etc. Ah who cares. It's almost ten pm and I had wine. So moving on. Onward.  Erg.

Girl goes through portal (with a few of her friends) into an alternate dimension where it's medieval-Era and every freaking paranormal/magical story element exists (and shows up throughout the story at great convenience, but not in a well-written kind of way), and her sister, who disappeared from the same area ten years ago is there and married and immortal! Girl then gets mistaken for a princess and ends up married and illegally made immortal.

The action and adventure ensues, not too badly in the first book, but kills brain cells in the second and it wasn't until a character from our time says something about not having seen Days of our Lives in a while, but the drama is making up for it. In fact, he felt like he was on an episode of Maury.

Aha. Ms. Peebles watches soaps and trashy daytime TV and tries to write a book (or two or four. The count is getting up there) like it's a soap opera, but she just can't pull it off.

It's too bad. I had high hopes for the premise.

Bottom line: the first book is free. Go for it. The second book? I'm at 75% on the Kindle, and it's getting really hard to care whether or not the dragon eats them. Maybe it's because the girl is still trying to get back home even though she is physically bound to the wedding ring that binds her to the hot husband that she's in love with because she's a whiny little princess who complains non-stop about the lack of Sheraton hotels and drive-through restaurants. Waah. Life's to hard. Boo hoo.

Just have sex with your husband already. Gah.