We're sisters...sisters who read romance books...paranormal, erotica, contemporary, action, suspense, young adult, M/M. The steamier the better, we say. Pretty sure one of our e-readers will overheat at some point - either from overuse or content. Here are our reviews and musings...
SUNNY - BLOG TOUR: "Justified" by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Justified by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Alfha Law #1 Novella
Summary: After the first sighting, he’s
After the first smile, he’s infatuated.
By the first kiss, he’s obsessed.
Nolan sees Chloe through a window of a
bakery in downtown Manhattan. At first sight, something about her calls to a
piece of him he thought was lost. Without thinking, he begins watching her, and
when the moment presents itself, he strikes, claiming Chloe for himself. For a
man who is used to getting what he wants Nolan wont let anyone or anything
stand in his way.
“You look stunning.” I step towards her,
running my index finger down her bare side. “I don’t know how I’m going to make
it through the evening without killing every man who looks at you.” That’s not
a lie, I think, tracing the edge of her breast.
“You didn’t pick this, did you?” she
asks. I lift my eyes to meet hers and shake my head. “I can change.”
“No. You look...” I shake my head, trying
to think of a way to describe her. “You look absolutely beautiful.”
There is a time and place for novellas like this, stories that are singularly focused on the alpha male point of view. Nolan is a very affluent attorney who falls head over heal with an ingenue. Chloe is a young, malleable, naive female who is the object of Nolan's desire.
If you are a fan of uber alphas, you will love Nolan. He is emotional; he is possessive; he is protective. Unfortunately, for me, I find this story one-dimensional. Everything is from Nolan's perspective. His fears, his concerns, his obsession. We learn very little about Chloe. We really don't get a sense of her motivation, her background, her desires. I found Nolan overbearing and Chloe simple.
However, there are some very intense and graphic love scenes. The author does a heck of job raising the temperature. I have to wonder that if this were a longer novel, the story would be more grounded and I could understand the characters better.
Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy.
She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her
Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as
the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration
everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies
with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to
nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she
appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.