Thursday, January 29, 2015

Say It In 5---Fragmented by Stephanie Tyler & Hope Ignites by Jaci Burton

Trying something new...Reviews in 5 points. Eeps!
(dammit they're still pretty long. lol)

Fragmented (Section 8 #3) by Stephanie Tyler
When Dr. Drea Timmons was kidnapped during Section 8’s last mission, Jem did everything in his power to rescue the woman he’d fallen for—a woman unwillingly recruited for one of S8’s most personal and dangerous covert operations. Drea survived, but at a price. The trauma of her capture has rendered her without a single memory of her ordeal—or any recollection of how violently unpredictable her ex-boyfriend, Danny, an Outlaw Angel, had become, or why she had left him.

When Danny threatens to turn Drea over to the feds, she is forced to go on the run and confront a past that is as deadly as her future. As trouble closes in on both ends, Drea has no choice but to trust Jem, the only man who can help her, the only man whose electrifying touch brings back memories—piece by piece—too stirring to forget.

Type: Romantic Suspense
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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  • Oooos sexy fun! This was my first time venturing into the Section 8 series and gah, yeah, sexy good times *nods slowly* as a group of mercenaries throw themselves into danger to save and protect those in trouble. Romance, suspense, incredible chemistry...Fragmented really had it all. 
  • Quick of it is that a bit back Jem kinda sorta kidnapped Drea (he's a good guy. Swear!) when he and his team desperately needed a doctor. And they got close but a mission went bad and she ended up hurt and losing her memory. Yeah. And now her life is in danger from a scummy ex that's trying to frame her for all kinds of nasty and she's got to put her trust in a team she "knows" but can't remember. It's intense and nerve-wracking and so so good.
  • LOVED these two. They're both a touch broken. He's reckless and fearless and thinks he's too crazy to be loved. She's vulnerable and struggling to remember and feel safe but she can kick some ass too and isn't at all flail-y.
  • The romance was--so so good-- and I loved that they had some history even if she couldn't remember it all. They were sweet, in their own way, together. Sexy as all fuck when things heated up too. They'd both be pretty damn hard to resist. Seriously. dang lickable. I was loving the heat and tension between them.
  • I really LOVED the concept of the series/book. Enjoyed the heck out of the characters. The action. The romance. The team. All very nice. But I did think it went on too long.  It was good all together and in the end I'm ready for more from the series but it started to feel more like a transition story that was being used to set up future reads instead of being about the romance and being an "in the moment" story.


Hope Ignites (Hope #2) by Jaci Burton

Logan McCormack likes his isolated life on the ranch, until a movie crew starts filming there. When actress Desiree Jenkins blows into his life, she wrecks it harder than the Oklahoma winds with her brutal honesty and soft touch. Des knows this is a temporary stay, but she loves the open freedom of the land, and for the first time in her life, Des feels like she might have found a place she can call home, with a man she might be falling in love with. But Logan’s heart is tougher than the soil beneath them—can she convince him that they belong together?

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

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  • If I was gonna fan girl over'd so be Jaci Burton. Damn but the woman can write a melt you down to your toes romance that'll make you swoon a little, sigh a little and totally fall in love. And Hope Ignites was no exception to the rule. Burton totally rocked it once again.
  • The storyline was so fun! Despite being a bit of a loner Logan's agreed to let a production company film part of a movie on his ranch and the heroine of the movie...totally sets her eye on Logan. Thank goodness. And she's pretty darn hard to resist.
  • My favorite kind of hero...ever! (heroine too)I love those grumbly, gruff, stubborn-yet-sexy men who are kind hearted under it all and just a bit wounded. Love animals and hard working and walking. And that was SO Logan. And Des was just as awesome. Despite being an actress there's nothing fake about her much to Logan's surprise. She's brutally honest and upfront, down to earth, a hard worker and kind-hearted. They were just so wonderfully likable and people you'd want to know in real life.
  • While I loved pretty much everything about this one I did have issues with a secondary storyline concerning her best friend who was gay. It felt very forced and came up SO many times it just didn't feel nature and felt more like trying to push a cause/opinion which I just don't like feeling no matter what the issue at hand is. A small thing maybe but even months after reading it still kinda bothered me.
  • The romance was really lovely. The two fit so nicely together and lordy they could heat things up something fierce as they kinda did a no strings attached thing that totally backfired on both of them. It was really wonderful watching them fall in love and figure out what was important in their lives and that work wasn't everything.
Have you read Burton? Have a favorite?
Do you like the whole opposites attracting? City girl vs Country boy?
Ever have a secondary storyline that just kind of got under your skin?

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