This Chick Read: In the Eye of the Storm (Storm and Silence #2) by Robert Thier 

In the Eye of the Storm picks up right where Storm and Silence left off. Rikkard and Lilly’s ship goes down and Lilly was rescued. Rikkard disappears at sea and Lilly is desperate to find him. After searching for days and becoming more desperate, word comes from another ship that a man had washed ashore on an island nearby.  Lilly, dressed as a woman for once, runs to his bedside and finds Rikkard in a cold fury because he’s literally held hostage by the ladies of the house. I think one of them had designs on him. I would too, living on a semi inhabited island!  Lilly and Rik have a sweet moment.  A very brief sweet moment because Rikkard see’s an article in a gossip magazine and is reminded of his responsibilities back home. Unfortunately for Lilly he is also reminded that Lilly is Mr. Linton, and his assistant. In a heartbeat his slightly kinder attitude changes back to an autocratic bastard and Lilly’s hopes for a kinder gentler employer are dashed. Really, when he gets like that why does she put up with him!

This was a really fun action adventure romance. However, the characterizations of Lilly and Ambrose wore a little thin. Lilly is a plucky heroine, but at times her pluckiness got a little tiring. Even though she was fighting for women’s rights (this book takes place at the turn of the century during the suffrage movement), I had hoped that she would fight in a less whiny manner. When they set off for Egypt, and Lilly is mascarading as his wife, Rikkard drops the “boss” role and adopts his husbandly duties fairly quick, taking Lilly off guard. Passionate embraces ensue and at one time may have gone farther except for an interruption. Although they never have actual sex, his experience is so much more than hers that his advances came off as slightly creepy. His straight man demeanor comes off as uncaring. Despite my uneasy feeling about their union, whether real or imaginary, their adventure to Egypt and all that ensued was engaging and fun.

This novel ends, not with a cliffhanger, but with a question, so I know we will have more adventures between these two. Do I want to continue my journey?  I think I do!  Although I hope Lilly has wised up to Rik’s games and enacts some of her own mischievousness on him next time. She definitely needs to even the score! ❤️❤️❤️❣️

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This Chick Read: Star Cruise: Outbreak – The Sectors SF Romance series by Veronica Scott

I enjoyed the first book in this series, The Wreck of the Nebula Dream. The author, Veronica Scott, did a great job mixing action, adventure, science fiction and romance and I wanted to see if she was able to replicate that magical formula. Star Cruise was slightly different than the first novel, dealing with real life subjects like PTSD and alcoholism, but still had that great mix of genres I mentioned above. The cruise ship is crewed by a group of ex military vets. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Star Cruise: Outbreak – The Sectors SF Romance series by Veronica Scott”

This Chick Read: Dragon-Ridden by T. A. White

Tate does not have any memories before she was found by some pirates alone on an island. She’s acclimated to life on board the ship, made a few friends, and had become a pretty good thief, but there are some that want her gone. She has been attacked more than a few times, and when they get to their next port, she makes plans to abandon ship and stay on land.
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This Chick Read: Magic Binds (Kate Daniels) by Ilona Andrews

Kate Daniels is my ideal fantasy heroine.  She is selfless, strong, honorable and has a great sense of right and wrong.  In Magic Binds, she is all of those things, but the power that has been increasing within her, causes her to struggle, hard, to remain her true self.  She fights to retain her sense of self and pick the right road, instead of the easier road.  The plot centers around her father, Roland, who kidnaps Saiman.  Kate, even though she doesn’t like Saiman much, has to come up with a plan to steal him back.  If she doesn’t, it will set a precedent for others to harm or steal, infringing upon her territory.  She needs to send a message.  Don’t mess with Atlanta, it is my territory. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Magic Binds (Kate Daniels) by Ilona Andrews”

This Chick Read: Shadow Heir (Dark Swan #4) by Richelle Mead

It has been awhile since I had read Iron Crowned, the previous book in this series.  I remember loving the conclusion to that book, the dark place that Eugenie found herself and how she overcame that adversity.  I remember how Dorian tricked her, and how Kiyo tried to kill her.  That book was chock full of drama and passion!  I couldn’t possibly imagine how Richelle Mead would conclude this series, and how she could top all of that storyline, so I kept putting it off.  Well, for some reason I moved it to the top of my TBR list.  I was so disappointed!  Don’t get me wrong, it was very well written, as Richelle Mead can NOT write a bad book.  It just couldn’t live up to my memory of how much I had enjoyed Iron Crowned. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Shadow Heir (Dark Swan #4) by Richelle Mead”

This Chick Read: Bay of Sighs (Guardians Trilogy #2) by Nora Roberts

As I read the first novel Stars of Fortune, I was eager to read book #2.  Not that the first novel was bad, it wasn’t!  However, I felt like Nora Roberts had done some other variations of those two characters before, but Annika and Sawyer were unique.  Bay of Sighs is their story, and we get to know the back story of how a mermaid and time traveler become a part of this group, and what each of them brings to the table to keep the evil witch from gaining the star that they are trying to find and hide from her. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Bay of Sighs (Guardians Trilogy #2) by Nora Roberts”

This Chick Read: The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

This book was the best action movie I have ever read.  Yes, you read that right! And why hasn’t this been made into a movie Mr. Spielberg?   As the  book was picked for my book club to read and talk about, that was the first thing out of our mouths…why isn’t this a movie yet?  Ok, there are similarities to Jurassic Park, but there were enough differences that I think someone should take that chance.  The excitement literally started about 25 pages in, and it, did, not, stop!   Continue reading “This Chick Read: The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly”

This Chick Read: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

This YA book took me completely by surprise.  I try not to read other reviews if I think I’m going to review a book myself, but I had read the synopsis.  It sounded intriguing, but didn’t sound special, yep, insert foot here.  I’ll get back to this statement, I promise, BUT, Rebel of the Sands did have some similarities to other YA novels. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton”

This Chick Read: Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti

I am a huge fan of Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors series and, in fact, just finished it during the holidays.  When I saw she had a new series being released, I requested a copy on NetGalley and Kensington Books shared a pre-release copy.  Mercury Striking is the first novel in the Scorpius Syndrome series. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti”

This Chick Read: Bewitched and Betrayed by Lisa Shearin

Over the Christmas holiday I needed to branch out and read a novel that didn’t have a man’s naked chest on the cover.  I was in the middle of reading Kristen Callihan‘s Game on series, and was finding it really hard to put down.  The men were fine, the women were strong and the sex was great.  However, as much as I love the romance genre, I couldn’t bring myself to flaunt those naked male chests, as fabulous as they were, Continue reading “This Chick Read: Bewitched and Betrayed by Lisa Shearin”