Author: Ilona Andrews

Week in Review (80)

Posted March 5, 2018 by Rowena in Books, Features | 2 Comments

Happiest of birthdays to my brother Pete and daughter, Brenna. They both celebrated their birthdays this past week and they’re two of my favorite people so they get a shout out here on the blog. It was a busy week for us with dinner for Pete’s birthday on Friday night, breakfast for Brenna’s birthday Saturday morning then Bren and Ken’s basketball game almost two hours from home on Saturday evening (they lost but played so well) and then today is for Meghan’s championship game against that school again, Westmont. It should be an intense game and honestly? Please don’t bother me from 4pm-6pm PST today. Thank you. 🙂 Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading

Week in Review (80)Wildfire
by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #3
Also in this series: Burn for Me
Published by Harper Collins, Avon on July 25th 2017
Genres: Romance, Urban Fantasy
Point of View:First Person
Pages: 391
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Buy It: Amazon|Barnes & Noble
Add It: Goodreads

Just when Nevada Baylor has finally come to accept the depths of her magical powers, she also realizes she’s fallen in love. Connor “Mad” Rogan is in many ways her equal when it comes to magic, but she’s completely out of her elements when it comes to her feelings for him. To make matters more complicated, an old flame comes back into Rogan’s life…

Rogan knows there’s nothing between him and his ex-fiance, Rynda Sherwood. But as Nevada begins to learn more about her past, her power, and her potential future, he knows she will be faced with choices she never dreamed of and the promise of a life spent without him.

As Nevada and Rogan race to discover the whereabouts of Rynda’s kidnapped husband and are forced to confront Nevada’s grandmother, who may or may not have evil motives, these two people must decide if they can trust in each other or allow everything to go up in smoke.

I am completely obsessed with all things Ilona Andrews right now. This writing dual has caught me up in feels and I don’t ever want to come out of any of their worlds. I blame my friend Holly on that. It’s all of her fault for making me read these books. They’re so good. Also? Mad Rogan is everything.

What I Read

Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai | 4 out of 5 Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews | 5 out of 5 White Hot by Ilona Andrews | 4.25 out of 5
My favorite read of the week goes to Burn for Me because the chemistry between Mad Rogan and Nevada is off the chains great. I loved this book from beginning to end. It was so freaking good. So, so good.

What I Reviewed

Living out Loud by Staci Hart | 3 out of 5 Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews | 4.5 out of 5

What I Posted

Week in Review (79) Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Re-Read Forever Throwback Thursday (32) Book Boyfriend of the Week: Sean Evans

What I Got

One Last Time by Corinne Michaels

What I Got for Review

Ocean Light by Nalini Singh The Love Coupon by Ainsley Paton
There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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Book Boyfriend of the Week: Sean Evans

Posted March 2, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

This week’s book boyfriend is one that I met a few months ago (after being late to the Innkeeper Chronicles party). He was such a memorable character that I wanted more of him in the next books and boy was I not prepared for the more that we got. Sean Evans is a fierce super soldier werewolf that meets and protects Dina Demille, the innkeeper for Gertrude Hunt, his next door neighbor. When we first meet him in Clean Sweep, he was such a smart ass, care free but super protective werewolf that peed on Dina’s apple trees and pissed her the hell off. They come a long way from that first meeting and man was I here for all of their shenanigans. Book Boyfriend of the Week: Sean EvansOne Fell Sweep
by Ilona Andrews
Published by Ilona Andrews on December 20th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 340
Format: eBook
Source: Gifted
Add It: Goodreads

Dina DeMille may run the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, but she caters to a very particular kind of guest… the kind that no one on Earth is supposed to know about. Guests like a former intergalactic tyrant with an impressive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced-and-superhot werewolf; so don’t stand too close, or you may be collateral damage.

But what passes for Dina’s normal life is about to be thrown into chaos. First, she must rescue her long-distant older sister, Maud, who’s been exiled with her family to a planet that functions as the most lawless penal colony since Botany Bay. Then she agrees to help a guest whose last chance at saving his civilization could bring death and disaster to all Dina holds dear. Now Gertrude Hunt is under siege by a clan of assassins. To keep her guests safe and to find her missing parents, Dina will risk everything, even if she has to pay the ultimate price. Though Sean may have something to say about that!!

Here are some of the reasons that I love Sean Evans. He was such a great love interest for Dina and seeing them both in action was so much fun. When Dina tells that she can’t decommit from being an innkeeper and that if that isn’t what he wants, she can’t be with him…his response completely melted me.
“But would I get you, if I were an innkeeper?”
Gah. I love him. Then when he tells his Mom about his girlfriend? So stinkin’ cute!
“Mom”, Sean said gently. “You’re not making a good first impression.” “Sean William, let go of me this instant!” “I can’t do that.” She strained against him. The muscles on Sean’s arms stood out. “That girl over there,” Sean said quietly. “That’s my girl. If she’s forced to bury you in the floor to hold you still, it will be awkward.”
And then….this. Just all of this. *swoon*
“About that sonnet,” he said. “Yes?” It felt like my whole life depended on what he would say next. “I love you.” That was all I wanted to hear. I didn’t even know until now how much I wanted him to say these words to me. He’d said it before, when I was under, but it was different then. Now it was everything. “I’ll never leave you,” Sean said. “If you want to stay an innkeeper, I will be one with you. If you want to do something else, I will do that with you. Whatever comes next, I’ll be there, because I want you more than anything I’ve ever wanted. That’s it. That’s all I’ve got.”
For most of this book, I looked like this because I just could not get enough of Mr. Sean Evans. The devotion he had for Dina is the stuff girls dream about and the lengths he went to protect Dina at every turn was just out of this world great. I absolutely love him.
In Clean Sweep, there’s an illustration of Sean and he looks a lot like Robbie Amell from The Flash and The DUFF. So here’s what Sean looks like in my head… *happy sigh* He’s such a good looking guy and I really think he’s perfectly cast as Sean. Sean freaking rocks.

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One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews December 20, 2016 Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

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Until next week…enjoy!

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