Bite Sized Reviews

 Robyn Hood: A Girl’s Tale by K.M. Shea  

One thing I do love about K.M. Shea is her ability to turn many a familiar story into a laugh riot. While some of the characters could be downright stupid at times, it never hurt my enjoyment of the story. After recently reading a terrible Robin Hood book from another author, I picked this one up in hopes that my love of the story would be rekindled, and hopefully not butchered again. While this book isn’t your ordinary Robin Hood tale, I absolutely loved it. Between this book and the movie playing in the same room at the time I was reading, I laughed so hard I cried.
Robyn has a wonderfully sarcastic voice, and you can’t help but love her and her boys, silliness, stupidity and all. If you haven’t read a K.M. Shea book yet, do yourself a favor and pick one up. You won’t regret it.

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A Lady of Integrity by Shelley Adina 

This one started a bit slower for me, tougher to get into. But in the end, as always, it was a rollicking good ride. Clockwork cities, Undersea dirigibles, krakens, betrayals and more. This book has plenty to offer any lover of steampunk. Adina puts her characters through the wringer. Anything that could possibly go wrong, did. Lots of twists I didn’t see coming. Many times throughout the book, a good resolution seemed impossible. But it was, and Adina did it in fine style.



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For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund

This book is undoubtedly the best of the series. Sabine is fun, determined, and quirky. Bennet is an admirable guy who I respect for being so determined not to marry a woman just to take advantage of her money. They could both be a bit bullheaded at times, but not unbearably so.

One felt so bad for Sabine, the way so many people treated her just because of a minor skin blemish was heartbreaking. Human narrow-mindedness and superstition never cease to amaze me.

The stakes in this book are high and several times you really wondered how any of them could get out of that mess. I found myself eagerly flipping the pages to find out what happened next.

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The Yielding by Tamara Leigh

I enjoyed the first book in this series, but this one dragged. The plot was solid, but most of the story focused on the back-and-forth between the two MCs, which never seemed to get very far. The romance felt more like lust than love much of the time, and there was a bit too much fondling going on to be a comfortable read. Leigh was toeing the ‘Clean Christian Fiction’ line with this one, and I’ll admit that makes me hesitate about reading the next one.
The hero also tended to be a serious jerk. While I understand why he treated Beatrix the way he did, it really got old after a while.


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