Review: House Rules by Chloe Neill

House Rules (Chicagoland Vampires, #7)

At the tender age of 27, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she’s become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, and seen her Master fall and rise. Now she’ll see her mettle—and her metal —tested like never before.
It started with two . . . Two rogues vanishing without a trace. Someone is targeting Chicago’s vampires, and anyone could be next. With their house in peril, Merit and her Master, the centuries old Ethan Sullivan, must race to stop the disappearances. But as they untangle a web of secret alliances and ancient evils, they realize their foe is more familiar, and more powerful, than they could have ever imagined.

Title: House Rules
Author:  Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires
Publisher:  NAL Penguin
Format: ebook
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: February 5th 2013
Number of pages: 352

 
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This book was different and the end actually left me satisfied, but Merit is always juggling several problems at the same time and Ethan for once was not the understand vampire so a bit of friction we saw in this relationship.

I liked the ending of Biting Cold and thought this book was going to be a huge battle, but the vampires decided to be strong and a few bastards are trying to take Cadogan House, so now Merit needs help to secure the house and also she’s investigation a few deaths of Rogues in the area.

What started as a nice book, got a little strange in the middle and a bit rushed at the end. I liked the idea of Merit pursuing a different path and trying to control the GP, but at the same time it was strange seeing Ethan with that bitch and not believing Merit.

So the actual deaths were like a second story and I thought it could have been bigger and more explored. I liked the fact we got an ending and everything is stale in Chicago again.

SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Some Girls Bite
#2 – Friday Night Bites
#3 – Twice Bitten
#4 – Hard Bitten

#5 – Drink Deep
#6 – Biting Cold
#7 – House Rules
#8 – Biting Bad (Expected publication: August 6th 2013)
#9 – Untitled

Review: Irresistible by Susan Mallery

Irresistible (Buchanans, #2)

It wasn’t just her homemade brownies that made Walker find Elisa irresistible . . .

When ex-marine Walker Buchanan stops to help Elissa Towers change a tire, he tells himself it’s just the neighborly thing to do. And when Elissa finds herself baking him a thank-you pie, she’s just returning the favor . . . right?

Both of them have sworn off dating — Elissa’s determined to protect her little girl, and that means ditching her taste for dangerous men . . . especially former marines with dark secrets. Walker knows that he’s not cut out for hearth and home . . . his own crazy family made sure of that. But the sparks won’t stop flying between them.

Now the two are struggling to keep their relationship "just friends," but with every kiss, their rules fly out the window . . .

Title: Irresistible
Author:  Susan Mallery
Series: Buchanan’s
Publisher:  HQN
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0373771177
Genre: Romance
Release date: July 1st 2006
Number of pages: 376

 
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Don’t get me wrong she’s not afraid to work and is handling her job and her daughter, but she misses her family and her ex is an addict that uses her everything he needs money. I liked her story and how she completely trusted Walker, because he needed some help to overcome what happened in his past.

The best part was the comparison with Angel. Plus he was really shocked about it. He’s strong and very manly, but not so funny, it was nice seeing his other side for once and he’s really good with kids.

These two deserved some happiness and things working for them is great actually.

Series in order

#1 – Delicious
#2 – Irresistible
#3 – Sizzling
#4 – Tempting