Book Review: Bad Boys Don’t Make Good Boyfriends by Melanie A. Smith

Bad Boys Don’t Make Good Boyfriends
Melanie A. Smith
(Life Lessons, #2)
Publication date: May 19th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

From best-selling author Melanie A. Smith comes the second book in a new series of steamy contemporary medical romance standalone novels about life lessons that break all the rules.

Even when you know better, sometimes it’s simply too tempting…

Hospital work isn’t for the faint of heart. Becca Dillon knows that firsthand, having worked as a medical assistant in the cardiac unit at Rutherford Hospital for longer than she cares to think about. What she does care to think about is having fun, gossip, and … guys. Her favorite of the three. And why stick to one, when you can sample them all?

That’s exactly her plan when a workplace crush on a mysterious bad-boy orderly unexpectedly takes a very steamy turn. But Vincent DeMarco turns out to be nothing like she expected, and before she knows it, she’s falling hard and fast. She wants him in ways she’s never wanted anyone before, but there’s something he’s keeping from her. Something that’s holding him back. And Becca is going to find out what.

Even though she knows that bad boys don’t make good boyfriends, he seems like he might be so much more. Will her quest unlock the truth behind who he really is? Or will it end their relationship for good? Either way, ready or not, Becca’s world is about to change.

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My Review

Before proceeding with this review, let’s take a moment to admire what is underneath the leather jacket (…) Ok, now we can start.

This was such a quick and relaxing read. If you are looking for an easy book, with a strong female character who knows exactly her value and won’t take crap from any man this is your book. There is mystery surrounding the male character as well that will be revealed in the end and that you will not see coming and lots of gossip.

Becca has not had such good male models growing up and this is why she is cataloguing new-comer Vincent DeMarco as a bad boy. But they work together and have the same circle of friends, so it’s impossible not to spend time together. But what happens when the ice is broken and the bad boy does not seem so bad after all? Becca needs to decide if she is ready for a serious relationship and Vincent… Let’s say he has more on his plate!

I loved these two and I loved how they start to know each other. Their relationship starts with uncertainties and they take time to reveal them. She has family baggage that prevents her to fully commit, so it would be a big step. For both, but this is something we learn in the end. I loved Becca’s friends and how they play a role in her decisions at some point. Her support system is great.

We see things through Becca’s perspective, so Vincent remains a mystery until the end.  I would have liked to see alternative chapters here, as Vincent has a complicated story to tell. But on the good side, the lack of knowledge regarding his background remains until the end. Speaking of background, I would have liked to learn more about Becca and her family. I feel we know little about her and what determines her to act the way she does. Also, you should probably read the first book as well. Even if the romance is not related, the abundance of office drama (between nurses, medical assistants, doctors and whatnot) can be overwhelming. There is reference to the events happening in book 1, so if you don’t want to feel like an outsider in some discussions, go ahead and start reading in order!

All in all, I liked the book, it was a great, fun and quick read. Because of the items detailed above, I am giving it 4 stars and I cannot wait to read the next story. Until next time, happy reading!

Author Bio:

Melanie A. Smith is the best-selling author of The Safeguarded Heart Series and other contemporary romance fiction. Originally from upstate New York, she spent most of her childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Los Angeles for college. After that, she spent almost fifteen years in the Seattle Area, and now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas with her family.

A voracious reader and lifelong writer, Melanie’s writing began at a young age with short stories and poetry. Having completed a bachelor of science in electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s in business administration at the University of Washington, her writing abilities were mainly utilized for technical documents as a lead engineer for the Boeing Company, where she worked for ten years.

After shifting careers to domestic engineering and property management in 2015, she eventually found a balance where she was able to return to writing fiction.

Melanie is also a Mensan and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and driving with the windows down and the stereo cranked up loud.

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Book review: Chicks Dig the Accent



About the Book

Title: Chicks Dig the AccentRoxanneDHoward_ChicksDigtheAccent
Author: Roxanne D. Howard
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Cover artist: Natasha Snow
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella

Release date: 8/23/2016
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ISBN: 978-1-68252-207-3
Word count: 33,170
Page count (PDF): 107
Price: $3.99


Molly Ivers has always known she’d marry a foreign man with a delicious accent. Six months ago, in a night of unbridled passion, Molly gave her virginity to her friend and sexy-as-can-be neighbor, rocker Evan Castle. Unfortunately, thanks to his swarm of constant groupies, things didn’t work out, but they remained friends. Now, after having just broken up with her boring, run-of-the-mill, right wing boyfriend Sean, she’s on the verge of finishing her graduate degree, moving to Paris, and is desperate to shake things up!

She’s had a crush on Nicholas Sullivan, her British professor, for as long as she can remember. So when opportunity comes knocking to spice up her appearance in the form of a French life coach, she hires Jean Luc Dubois to help her let her hair down and become more Parisian and hip…to reflect the person she is within. Thanks to Jean Luc’s magic, she starts to catch her hunky English professor’s eye, but the more time she spends with Evan, the more she begins to realize that her Prince Charming might just be the one she’s known all along.

My Review


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Roxanne D. Howard is a romance novelist who resides in the mid-western United States. Her first novel, At the Heart of the Stone, was published in February 2016 with Loose Id. Roxanne is a U.S. Army veteran, and has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. She is also an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and loves everything related to marine biology. She is the proud mother of two beautiful girls, several pets, and loves to spend time with her husband and children when she’s not writing. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and she can be contacted at To find out more, please visit her website at





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Book Review: Playing His Game

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Title: Playing His Game

Author: Audrey Randall

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: August 8, 2016



Playing His Game

Learning the moves from the best…

Aimee, a teacher, never wanted to be in the limelight, but when her professional videogame playing twin sister asked her to fill in for her at the regional championships, how could she say no? Especially, when the best player of The Celestial Prophesy is her teacher… in more ways than one. All she knows is that she is dying to lick his Star Wars Rebel Alliance tattoo and see if he is the Superman that his other body art implies.

He’s going to school the teacher…

Daemon Ivanov has lusted after Aimee for years. One taste of her and he knows that she will be his. A few nights will not be enough. Daemon plays to win.

Caution: This story is full of lust. So much lust that you might find that you need a fan due to the rising temperature in the room. It’s the first in a series with an HEA, but is a standalone story.


The Virgin and the Cowboy

Carey is having the worst day ever! Her expensive new shoe breaks causing her to fall, but to make matters worse, a hot cowboy witnesses it. She never expected that her worst day ever would land her in the arms of her dream cowboy. Don’t forget to read to the end to see Carey’s HEA.

These stories are meant for an adult audience. If you are 18+, enjoy!

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My Review:

This is indeed one of those HOT books, with hot scenes and burning desires. The fire between Daemon and Aimee started long time ago, but since he did not pay much attention to her she was left with her desire and imagination. When Aimee’s twin sister is forced to retreat from a gaming competition because of an arm injury, she is asked to take her place so that her team is not disqualified. So here comes Daemon, who’s supposed to teach her how to play “The Celestial Prophecy”. But being left alone in her apartment, they start playing a different kind of game J

For a short length story, the book is very well compressed, most of the action happening between our main characters. I can say that the way they begin their relationship is a little frail. Somehow, when Aimee finds herself alone with him is overpowered by her feelings and becomes this bold woman, ready to seduce the man of her dreams. Well, he also gives her the needed encouragements J These moments with the two of them are quite nicely built, the reader can feel the emotions, the passion and the intensity of the moment.

Daemon has tried to avoid Aimee as much as he could. Not sure exactly why, he mot definitely is not a shy guy, on the contrary. Maybe out of respect for her sister, who is his best friend. He will do all in his power to convince Aimee that what he feels for her is not a momentary thing and that he wants long term.

Even if Aimee has had these hidden feelings for him, she has never had the courage to show them. She always believed Daemon will never look her way. The moment he shows her that he is attracted to her as well, she starts exploring, or better yet, living her fantasies. Lucky woman!

The gaming competition comes second to their relationship. At some point I had the feeling it didn’t even matter anymore, even if both kept training. Well, I can understand why you’d put a space shooting game second to … other activities.

All in all, the story was nice, I enjoyed reading how both characters came together and evolved as a couple. I appreciated the clean romance as well – for a short book, an ex would have been an unnecessary complication. Hope you’ll like it too!




“Daemon!” an insistent voice called over the speakers in his room. He didn’t pay it any mind. He had the sexiest woman in the universe under him not wearing panties. Nothing was more important than that.

“DAEMON!” the voice insistently called.

Daemon looked up to the TV screen to see the press corps sitting with their mouths gaping staring back at he and Aimee. Aimee let out a small scream and scooted out of the camera range, until she accidently fell off the bed with an unladylike thump.

He ran his hand through his hair. How could I have forgotten?! He had scheduled a press conference with the South Korean gaming press elite. As usual, he had left the permissions on his gaming system to bring up the video conferencing screen at the appointed time. When he was playing, he never had time to pause to answer, auto-answering had always made sense… until now.

The press seemed to come alive at the same moment. Loud voices rose through the speakers and the journalists tried to ask their questions all at once. Daemon muted the TV and turned to Aimee, who was kneeling on the floor, peeking over the bed at the TV with wide eyes.

Daemon felt his heart race. He couldn’t lose her now. Not when they were so close. Not over this. He held his hand out to her. “Aimee, I’m so sorry! I had forgotten that I had scheduled this interview.”

Aimee’s muffled voice was hard to make out as she spoke into the down comforter. “Um… it’s okay. They can still see me, Daemon.”

Daemon whipped his head back around to see their projected image in one of the screens. Sure enough, he saw himself laying across the bed with Aimee’s eyes peeking out over the top of the mattress. “Fuck. Just… just… dip down. I’ll take care of this.” He waited until he saw Aimee’s head disappear behind the bed.

He unmuted the sound and immediately the shouting voices of the journalists jockeying for attention almost deafened him. “Please! PLEASE! Calm down! I am happy to answer your gaming questions,” he began, “But, my answer for anything relating to my personal life is ‘NO COMMENT.’”


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I’m just a girl who loves romance with heat in my books. From a young age, I used to sneak romance novels to read in the middle of the night. The more smut the better! When I’m not picturing men in kilts, or preferably nothing at all, I like to read, watch movies, and eat as much ice cream as possible!Feel free to contact me! I love to hear from my readers! 🙂

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Book Review: The Patience Trilogy

Courage in Patience
Beth Fehlbaum
(The Patience Trilogy #1)
Publication date: March 29th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Courage to endure.

Courage to survive.

Courage to overcome.

Tenacious 14-year-old Ashley Asher claws her way back to normalcy after enduring six years of an unimaginable Hell. Uprooted from her negligent and selfish mother, Ashley finds solace in the safety of her father’s home. Building a relationship with her stepmother, she’s finally able to open up and confront the past that haunts her.

With the help of her stepmom, therapist, and a group of troubled adolescents, Ashley battles her demons, struggling to find the normal teenage life she’s always wanted. Can Ashley find the strength and courage to overcome the horrors of her past while fighting for the future she so deserves?

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My Review:

A Rollercoaster of feelings….

 This is how I would classify this series. Ash has been through more than any child or teenager should experience. As a consequence, she is very traumatized emotionally and has a difficult time getting over everything that happened with her stepfather. Her mother and grandparents does not believe her so this is in no way help to her recovery. Having a real family around sure counts, but she has issues integrating, with all the help her real father and her stepmother are offering.

 But the series is not extraordinary only because of this. There are multiple issues (like racism, homosexuality, friendship, trust, love, forgiveness) that can be analyzed. The relationship between teachers and students is also very well analyzed and illustrated from various points of view: the teacher concerned by the well-being of the students, the one obsessed with his teachings and the teacher parent. I do believe these aspects provide very complex and detailed picture of a teenager’s life, traumatized or not.

 There are a lot of issues that can be discussed about the books. I loved all three of them and I believe they are interesting, not only from the main character’s perspective. The way the author managed to combine sexual abuse with other social aspects left me wordless! I would like to congratulate Beth Fehlbaum for this amazing trilogy. The way the feelings were reflected and transmitted to the reader impressed me! This is a story I would gladly read again!


Author Bio:

In addition to writing Young Adult Contemporary Fiction, Beth Fehlbaum is a high school English-Language Arts teacher who frequently draws on her experience as an educator to write her books. She has a B.A. in English, Minor in Secondary Education, and an M.Ed. in Reading.

Beth is a featured author on the 2015-2016 Spirit of Texas Reading List- High School for the Kirkus Starred Reviewed Big Fat Disaster (Merit Press/F+W Media, March 2014) and The Patience Trilogy: Courage (1), Hope (2), and Truth (3) (Steady On Books, April 2016).

Beth is a member of the RAINN (Rape , Abuse, Incest National Network) Speakers’ Bureau. She has a following in the young adult literature world and also among survivors of sexual abuse because of her work with victims’ advocacy groups.

She has been the keynote speaker at the National Crime Victims’ Week Commemoration Ceremony at the Hall of State in Dallas, Texas and a presenter for Greater Texas Community Partners, where she addressed a group of social workers and foster children on the subject of “Hope.”

Beth is in-demand as a panelist, having presented/appeared at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference, the American Library Association’s annual conference, YALSA, and N.C.T.E./ALAN, and she is a member of The Author’s Guild.

She is a survivor of a traumatic childhood, like Ashley in The Patience Trilogy, and the day-to-day manager of an eating disorder much like Colby’s in Big Fat Disaster. These life experiences give her a unique perspective, and she writes her characters’ stories in a way meant to inspire hope.

Beth lives with her family in the woods of East Texas.

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Book Review: Powers of the Six


Powers of the Six by Kristal Shaff
(Emissary of Light #1)
Publication date: April 1st 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

(Previously published as THE EMISSARY with Month9books)

Six rare powers govern the land of Adamah. Possessing one demands entrance to the king’s army. To refuse means a traitorous death.

For hundreds of years, dark clouds covered the skies of Adamah, and an ageless king ruled. Those who emerged with one of six extraordinary Shay powers were forced into the king’s army, an unmatched force with inhuman Strength, Speed, Accuracy, Perception, Empathy, and Healing. With the army behind him, the king—a man who wields all six abilities—was invincible and unquestioned in his rule.

To most, serving the king was an honor. But for others, it was a fate worse than death. When seventeen-year-old Nolan Trividar witnesses the transformation of his brother from kind to cruel after entering the king’s army, he vows never to follow the same path.

POWERS OF THE SIX take you to another world where the smallest person can do extraordinary things, the undead infest the night, and the sun emits more than just warmth and light.

My Review:

This is a challenging book! It shows Kristal Shaff’s writing skills and her great imagination. Creating a completely new world in medieval times, combining this world with the language of that time and adding the fantasy elements is worthy of our attention. I love how the author decided to create this story from scratch.

The characters evolve constantly, from shy and not significant to bold and brave. I appreciated the slow development of action in the beginning, as it gave me some idea about why the characters decided to live the way they did. The Shay powers also were nicely combined, especially when the team started building up. I cannot say I have a favorite character as all of them had something specific, each one being unique in his/her way.

This is definitely a series to follow and another author to be added on my list. I do hope you enjoy it as much as I did. You will be captivated by the new surroundings and each character’s personality!


Book Review: The Dreamer: The Dreamland Series Book I (Volume 1)


The Dreamer by E.J. Mellow
(Dreamland #1)
Publication date: May 15th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult

It’s night. Always night. Dreams guard against the evil forged by nightmares. Infinite shooting stars illuminate a moonless sky. A city stands alone, surrounded by a darkened field. On its fringes, a man watches one star separate from the masses and fall. What survives the crash will unveil a secret centuries long hidden.

Molly hasn’t slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars.

There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people—the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams.

But Molly must ask herself—does something truly exist if you only see it when you close your eyes?

Faced with the threat of losing everything—her job, best friend, boyfriend, and most importantly, that little thing called her sanity—Molly will learn just how far she’ll go to uncover what is real and what is merely a figment of her imagination.

My Review:

Ok, this is difficult. I would like somehow to limit my description of this book to “Amazing” only. I’m not trying to skip a review but this is just one of those books you JUST have to read. Why? It has everything a reader (at least one with my tastes in books) would want from a book.

With an exceptional writing style, E.J. Mellow has created a dream land that is absolutely fantastic, some characters that will take your breath away, love issues and an ending that will send you straight to the next book. I am not sure if there are any other books that write about a girl who manages to step into her dream reality but if there are, I strongly believe this one tops them by far.  Not to forget the funny lines ! I do believe Molly’s struggle to keep the boundaries between her dreams and reality was very well built and all the emotions throughout the book were as well nicely underlined.

Overall, I believe you should give it a try. I and at least 10 other readers and/or reviewers are recommending this. Oh and if you still do not believe us, check the awards and praises it has received.


Book Review: Bending Under Pressure


Bending Under Pressure by Lindsay Paige
Publication date: January 27th 2016
Genres: Romance, Young Adult

Haley Summers is struggling. She’s in a new town with new teammates. She’s unsure if she likes her new stepdad. She doesn’t know why her father isn’t answering her calls and keeps bailing on her. The only thing she has going for her is a boy who is struggling just as much as she is.

Keelan Moore is always feeling pressure. He wants to be a good kid for his adoptive parents while getting reacquainted with his birth mom and that part of his family. The only thing he has going for him is Haley and showing her just how fun her new home can be.

Pressure is hitting them from all sides. Can they survive unscathed while bending under pressure?

My Review

About  “Bending Under Pressure” I can say that this is yet another “tutorial” about how to cope with big family issues, not necessarily from a teenage perspective. Even Though we have Haley and Keelan  in the spot light, we can also see how their families react when faced with divorce – in case of Haley – or adoption issues – in Keelan’s case.

I believe this is a complex book, as it covers the main characters’ story from multiple angles. We see how they react individually, we see how their families react and also how the two of them decide to be there for each other and support one another. I appreciated that the focus of the book was not shifted to the love relationship building between Haley and Keelan and no additional drama was created (like jealousy or other things like that). I can state that this is a clean, simple and honest book, about the pain you feel when your family lets you down.

So I do recommend you give it a try! My 5 stars go for this nice story and I do hope you enjoy it too!



Book Review: Following Evan

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Back with a review for a book released earlier this week. You can check the Book Blitz here. So here it goes:

Book Title: Following EvanFollowing Evan

Author: Elida May


Three years on from the sudden death of her husband Matt and a subsequent miscarriage, interior designer Laura is still lost in grief, hiding out in the smart London townhouse that was going to be her family home. On the encouragement of her best friend Carla, she signs up to a dating website and receives a message from a mysterious stranger, imploring her to visit him in New York because he has seen her face in his dreams.  Meanwhile, Laura visits an art gallery and is captivated by a painting of a beautiful woman in a flowing dress. It seems to be speaking directly to her, beckoning her to take a leap of faith.  These seemingly disparate events lead Laura on an epic journey to the bustling streets of the Big Apple and the desert landscape of Wyoming, where the clues to her future happiness are waiting to be discovered…

My Review:

This is one emotional story that should be read especially by those who’ve lost someone close. Every word written seems as if taken from one’s soul. I could feel all the pain that Laura felt, I could feel every decision she’s taken and her determination to start over, start living again. Big points to the author for that, I think she really did a great job at writing this book. You will be swimming in a sea of emotions and I do not overreact at all!

As for the story, I must admit at some point I was lost between Laura’s dreams and her illusions. There were moments in which I thought she was going crazy. Also there were some parts which weren’t necessary story-related, but could be used to define her as a character. Overall, I like the idea, I like how she manages to turn her life around and how she went searching for her happiness.

In my opinion, the author spent a lot of time building Laura as a character. She spent a lot of time developing all her feelings and building her a road to self-achievement (personal or professional). It can be easily seen that it is a book written with a lot of care and effort, so it deserves my 5 stars! Congratulations to the author for a great story!

About the Author:Elida

Elida May was born in Albania in 1972. Growing up in a Communist country, where access to books was severely restricted, helped to nurture her love of the written word, and she avidly read whatever genre she could get hold of, including a lot of European literature.Today Elida lives in London with her son Elidon. Following Evan is her first novel, and she is currently working on her second, Diary of Michael Vica.




Book Review: Daughter of Magic

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Daughter of Magic by Teresa Roman Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00062]
Publication date: March 15th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Lilli sees things no one else does.

Desperate to make sense of the dreams and visions that have plagued her since childhood, Lilli confides in Devin, her closest friend, and the boy she’s fallen for.

Instead of questioning her sanity, Devin confesses to secrets of his own, which are far darker. His revelations about magic, witches and demons stun Lilli. But it’s what he knows about Lilli’s mother, long believed to be dead, that leaves her feeling betrayed. Despite her anger, Lilli will have to learn to trust Devin again, because he is the only one who can protect her from a dark danger that’s coming for her from a world away.


My Review:

I am a reader. I read a lot of books by week and still I can barely keep up with the books I receive. I may not manage to answer all the requests in time but I do my best. My point is that since I read this much, is difficult for me to say that I have a favorite author. Well, that was valid since some …books ago, when I was lucky enough to discover Teresa Roman. This is the second book I am honored to review that is written by her and I am telling you she is my favorite author. I don’t know, she has a way to reach my heart with her simple words that few authors managed to do. The ones that did, managed to do it (most of them) with one book. She did it with two. That’s something.

So here I am, reviewing “Daughter of Magic”. Not to my surprise, I loved the story, I loved the writing and I loved the way it covered the human aspects of life, but also the life of witches. We can see how humans and witches deal with silly aspects like food or traveling, but also family, death, friendship and love. This gave me a balanced picture, since I managed to see two worlds in parallel.

Since this is an honest review, I can also tell you that the book mainly focuses on Lilli’s relationship with Devin, and less on her development in witchcraft. I do hope the book will have a follow-up with a powerful Lilli, ready to face demons and dark magic. This is my one star less.

Other than that and with the risk of repeating myself, I tell you that I absolutely LOVE Teresa Roman’s books. They are close to my heart and hope to read more from her. Till next review, try and look her up, check her books (“Daughter of Magic” included) and come back and tell me what you thought.

Teresa currently lives in beautiful Sacramento, CA with her husband, three adorable children and a dog named Parker that her son convinced them to adopt. When she’s not at her day job or running around with her kids, you can find her in front of the computer writing, or with her head buried in another book. If you’d like to find out more about her, she can be found at where you can also sign up for her newsletter to receive exclusive book release information.
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Book Review:Princess Adele’s Dragon

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Today is my stop during the blog tour for Princess Adele’s Dragon by Shirley McLain. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 31 May till 13 June, you can view the tour schedule here.

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By Shirley McLain
Genre: Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 22 March, 2016

Princess Adele lives with her brother, Robert, the King of Valdoria in the castle. There has been a monster terrorizing the Kingdom for months. The King has finally come to a decision on how to deal with the monster but the Princess can’t agree with him. For the sake of the Kingdom Princess Adele decides she must be the one to kill the dragon. She couldn’t live with herself if her brother went ahead with his plans.

What Adele found on her quest changed her life and the lives of those around her. She was a strong young woman who knew what she wanted and would do whatever it took to get it. Follow Princess Adele as she battles to save her home and her life.

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My  Review:

I was quite enthusiastic to read this book, since the blurb really caught my attention (I am also a secret fan of princesses, but that’s a secret!).  Still, ever since the first pages the action was very predictable and it left kind of nothing to expect for the end. I finished it, hoping to find a significant twist, something that will completely blow my mind and would make me forget the predictability from the beginning.

Unfortunately it did not happen. I liked the book, don’t get me wrong. Just that I seemed to guess what would happen next. The characters were nicely built; the action was not absurd – just easy at times. I liked also that the author kept the medieval language and customs for the entire book. I would also say that the plot is classic and that some of the evil characters are dumb – not sure if that was the intention, but that’s how I see them.

Taking into account that it is a rather short book, I think the action happens pretty fast. On the other hand, I see potential to improve it, either by adding a little bit of suspense or some twists, or by making it a children’s book, with princesses and dragons. For this version though, I stick with my three stars.


About the Author:
Shirley McLain makes her home in Sapulpa Oklahoma with her husband and their fur family of four dogs and three cats. She also has two grown children, six grandchildren and twin great-grand sons. She has/is living a Shirley McLainvery full life. She retired after working thirty-two years as a RN and then began a full time writing carrier. She and her husband enjoy their five-acre country home. It is a perfect setting to let Shirley’s Muse work it’s magic. Shirley is an eclectic writer and has always enjoyed the writing process. Shortly after her retirement she woke up one morning with the thought that she was going to write a book. She didn’t stop writing until she’d finished her first book. So far she has published four books which are now on Amazon. Her goal is to bring as much enjoyment to her readers as they deserve and want.

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