Amazon… A virtual marketplace, or Big Brother?

This is awful!

imy santiago

A couple of weeks ago I read the third installment of a series I really loved. I will refrain from sharing the name of the novel and its author.

Like any reader, as soon as I finished reading, I wrote my review. When I tried posting it on Amazon (I did buy the eBook, just like any normal and decent human being would), I received a rather concerning email.

I will not share the screenshot of the email as it does contain the title of the book and name of the author. In its place I have copied the body of the email below.

Dear Amazon Customer,

Thanks for submitting a customer review on Amazon. Your review could not be posted to the website in its current form. While we appreciate your time and comments, reviews must adhere to the following guidelines:
http://www.amazon.com/review-guidelines

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Reviews: The Army Doctor’s Christmas Collection by Helen Scott Taylor

The Army Doctor’s Baby by Helen Scott Taylor

After his wife betrayed him, Major Radley Knight dedicated himself to becoming the best Army doctor he could be, dedicated himself to saving soldiers’ lives. When he returns on leave from Afghanistan he is ready for a break. Instead he finds himself helping a young mother and her newborn baby. He falls in love with Olivia and her sweet baby boy and longs to spend the rest of his life caring for them. But Olivia and her baby belong to Radley’s brother.

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I must admit that I’m a sucker for military romances. So when I saw this book, I was excited to read it.

 

To start off, ih ave to say that this is a novella. I always get nervous reading novellas because they can feel rushed. Helen Scott Taylor did a good job of making me care about the characters  with such a short book. I really liked Radley. We got some info about Rad’s past and it made my heart break for him. Even though we never met his ex, I hated her. I just kept hoping that he wasn’t going to go through that again. I also liked, and respected Olivia. She was a strong woman that was doing everything she could to provide for her son. And the scenes between Rad and little George were just adorable.

I found this book to be really enjoyable. It was a sweet, fluffy romance with no angst or dark hidden secrets. It was a nice change of pace compared to everything else out there. 

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The Army Doctor’s Wedding by Helen Scott Taylor

Army doctor, Major Cameron Knight, thrives on the danger of front-line Battlefield medicine. Throwing himself into saving the lives of injured servicemen keeps the demons from his past away. When he rescues charity worker, Alice Conway, and a tiny newborn baby, he longs for a second chance to do the right thing, even if it means marrying a woman he barely knows so they can take the orphan baby to England for surgery. The brave, beautiful young woman and the orphan baby steal his heart. He longs to make the marriage real, but being married to an army officer might do her more harm than good.

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I have to start out by saying that I really disliked Cameron in the first book. He was an immature twit and I wanted to kick his butt for the way the acted toward Olivia and George. George was just a novelty to him and he was put out when Radley and Olivia fell in love. So coming into this book, I wasn’t looking forward to reading Cameron’s story.

After reading The Army Doctor’s Baby, I was glad that Cameron was stepping back and letting Rad be a father to George. Cam was a stupid immature guy that refused to step up to his responsibility. But after getting to know him in this book, I felt kind of bad for him. He realized what he missed out on and that was just sad.

In some ways, I felt like this book wasn’t as rushed as the previous one. Maybe it’s because the course of the book seemed like was months longer or maybe it was because there was more action. Either way, much to my surprise, I enjoyed this one more than the first.

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The Army Doctor’s Christmas Baby by Helen Scott Taylor

After he loses his wife, army surgeon Colonel Sean Fabian protects his damaged heart by cutting women out of his life. He dedicates himself to his career and being a great dad to his twin babies. When he asks army nurse Kelly Grace to play nanny to his children over Christmas, he realizes how much he misses having a beautiful woman in his life and in his arms. Caring for Sean’s adorable twin babies is Kelly’s dream come true. She falls in love with the sweet little girls and their daddy, but she’s hiding a devastating event from the past. If she can’t trust Sean with her secret, how can she ever expect him to trust her with his bruised heart?

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This was a short and (maybe too)sweet romance about two people finding love when they least expected and creating a family where there was once almost no hope of having one. Sean lost his wife in a car accident just after their twin daughters were born. What he never told anyone was that their relationship was ending which led him to close himself off to ever trusting another woman or finding love. Kelly has been in lover with her friend for years and after watching him marry someone else, she’s decided to retire from the military and take her nursing skills overseas to help a children’s charity. A chance meeting one night brings Sean and Kelly together. Ok, maybe not so chance… She’s dressed as a sexy bunny to sing Sean Happy Birthday as arranged by mutual friends. I found this pretty funny 🙂 Turns out Sean is in need of a nanny while his au pair is on holiday and Kelly fits the bill. What starts out as a harmless way to pass another lonely Christmas for Kelly leads the two to realize that it’s ok to start over in love and that when you meet the right one, you just know. ❤ It was a sweet romance that had no drama, I’m just mad that there was no sex 😉

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Nikki

Review: Trust in Me by J. Lynn

Welcome to the Trust in Me blog tour!!!! 

I have to say that I am a HUGE fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout/J. Lynn. She can write no wrong with me! So when I heard that Cam was getting a book from his POV, I literally 

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And I’m proud to day that I’m a card carrying member of the Author Stalker club, the Jennifer Armentrout chapter!


So, you can imagine my excitement when the invitation to read & review this book came into the blog. I think Nikki’s ears are still ringing.



So, without further ado, here is my review for Trust in Me! 🙂


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Review: Sweet Seduction Series by Nicola Claire Books 1-3

 

Ok this post is gonna be a little different than the norm. It’s for  three books, all in the same series! I recently finished book three in the Sweet Seduction series by Nicola Claire, after having read books 1 and 2 back to back. I was so enthralled in this series, I LOVED them all! And since I couldn’t even take the time to do the books justice by writing proper reviews for each book, as I was too anxious to get to the next one, they all got short, but sweet reviews to express my undying love! winking love struck


 
So, I thought I’d do a little something different and post an omnibus review for all three! 

 
Book One: Sweet Seduction Sacrifice 
 

I abso-freaking-lutely LOVED it! I have no words right now! I also have about 20 pages of highlights on my kindle to comb through for my review! Full review to come! 😉

As you can see, I never made it back to complete the review. That was because I went on to read book two and was immediately sucked in and, as we all know, I can’t multi task. But here are a few highlights I finally went back to get just for this post! 🙂 But since you know me and I can never do anything small, here’s the link for a few of my favorite highlights! 😉



Nikki’s Favorite Highlights 🙂



Book Two: Sweet Seduction Serenade 

And again, absofuckinglutely AWESOMSAUCE!!!!!! I was planning on writing my review for book one before reading this but I couldn’t wait. Now I’m in love with both Anscombe brothers!  There are no words! Nicola Claire has just blown me away with her talent! I have the biggest, dumbest grin on my face too! The epilogue alone is worth 5 stars! LOVED IT!!!

Once again, after this quickie review I dove straight in to book three and was hooked from page one. 



Book Three: Sweet Seduction Shadow

I think this one may be my favorite so far! I loved Ben and Abi! Their pasts were heartbreaking and the way they came together was simply beautiful! day dreamingAgain I have so many highlights on my kindle but I don’t even know where to start with a longer review! All I can say is I absofreakinglutely loved this book and the entire series thus far! I can’t wait for Jason and Katie’s story next!!!

So as you can see, not very detailed I’m afraid, but definitely to the point! 


All three books have a love at first sight aspect to them, which would normally turn me off as I feel that’s a little unrealistic. However, Ms. Claire does it so well and in a way that I fell in love at first sight right along with the characters! It was astounding how awesome of a job she did here! Along with that, there was flying bullets, flying punches (some by the kick ass heroines ;)), lots of drama to keep you on the edge of your seat, and some serious hot sex! (hot unlucky ) me fanning myself before my cold shower 😉 

Considering that I was sucked into these three books, I know you’re thinking that I went on to devour book four…and you would be right…but alas, I wasn’t able to because it hasn’t been released yet. sad BUT! I have it on good authority (straight from the author herself!) that it will be out within the next few weeks! So, check back and you can see if I’ll be able to do it justice with a longer review! winking

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Check out the series on Goodreads!

 

 



REVIEW: The Perfect Distraction (The Perfect Distraction, #1) by Melissa Rolka

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Book Description:

***For Mature Readers 18+***

When Katherine “Kate” leaves for her freshmen year at college, a grounded and stable piece of her is missing. She pushes away the ghosts of her past, determined to start her college life single, carefree and distracted.

Throughout high school Kate was reserved and shy, with little experience. Now, on her own, with little holding her back, Kate is ready to branch out. She bonds with a tight knit group of friends and even starts casually dating. What starts out as innocent flirting on the tennis courts slowly turns into a friendship and eventually something more complex. Reed comes into her life giving her the distraction she craves more than anything; but is she ready to give her heart away so easily?

Things get complicated when Kate’s ex-boyfriend and first love continues to pursue her. Kyle deeply regrets breaking her heart when he left for college the year before and is now on a mission to reclaim her. Kyle’s persistence and relentlessness is nothing short of obsessive. He will stop at nothing to win her back and prove his love.

Kate finds herself torn between her past and the unknown of the future. Her determination to stay distracted may just be her downfall or the beginning of something new and wonderful.
***For Mature Readers 18+***


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