Thursday, May 17, 2012

Love Knows No Bounds Anthology


Title:  Love Knows No Bounds
Author: Anthology
My Rating Overall: A-


Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: anthology
Release Date: April 2012

ISBNe-book
Publisher: Entangled Publishing  
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: mild



TWEET by Boone Brux
My rating: B

Story Overview:
When ultra-shy pushover Faye Albert decides to live a little, she inadvertently binds her soul to Satan by following him on Twitter. And overnight, her dreams of being confident, beautiful, and adored by men are coming true. No longer is she overlooked, pushed out of her place in line, or just plain pushed over.

But it comes at a price: if she doesn’t figure out how break the contract, she’ll lose her soul to the Dark Prince forever.

With time running out, and no idea how to unfollow Satan, she enlists the help of Christopher White, a gorgeous photographer from work. All the while, Satan’s little helper dogs her every step and offers her things she’s only dreamed of, tempting Faye with a lifetime of earthly treasures. And unconditional love. But will she say yes to a love that knows no bounds?

My Review:
What an incredibly creative story line....LOL! I have to admit, there are days when I wonder if Twitter is the work of Satan, but this book takes it to a whole new level. The thing is I can totally see myself doing exactly what Faye does to end up in this predicament...scary! I like that Faye never gives up her soul even when tempted by some really incredible things and OMG, you have to LOVE Christopher for standing by her. This is just a fun little story. Like I said, really creative and totally fun!



BITTERSWEET by Brooke Moss

My rating: A

Story Overview:
Anna Kirkpatrick isn't looking for love. Being a single mom to Bowan, her eight-year-old autistic son, takes up all of her time...leaving no room for romance. Willing to do anything to help her son come out of his shell, Anna agrees to take Bowan to cooking classes with a world class chef.

Motorcycle-riding pastry chef Leo Mancini isn't exactly searching for "the one", either. After losing every penny he had, his business, and his girlfriend, he's moved to northern Idaho to sulk, restart his career, and pay his sister back for a loan that no amount of money could ever really suffice.

When Anna and Leo discover that Bowan's fondness for the kitchen extends beyond his peculiar cookbook collection, Leo quickly becomes the one person who can break through his barriers. But will Leo and Anna's attraction lead to more than just a weekly cooking lesson?

My Review:
Did you read that second paragraph..."motorcycle-riding pastry chef"?? OMG, this is like the perfect guy. 

This is a really sweet, fun story. The story features an 8 yo autistic boy who has issues with textures and having things on his hands. The only time he's really comfortable with those things is when he's cooking. So when his therapist's big brother, who just happens to be a chef, moves to town, she enlists his aid for Bowan and Anna.

Leo is a cursing, tattooed, motorcycle guy...certainly not the type you expect to work well with a kid, but it works...for all three of them. I liked the way this story was put together. I like books that feature chefs, but Leo is all hard-edges so it's hard to see how this is going to work. The fact that it does makes him especially endearing. I like his character...a LOT...for how he is with Bowan, but especially how he is with Anna...just a fabulous guy. 

On the other hand there's Anna who has to put her son first...in everything. You have to admire her courage and tenacity. If a situation isn't going to work for Bowan, she puts him first. There were moments when my heart simply ached for her. 

The best part of this book was most definitely the epilogue. The change in POV was brilliant and I finished the story with a smile on my face!



REMEMBER ME by Nina Croft
My rating: A+
Story Overview:
Unable to bear the thought of losing his mortal wife, Caden Wolfe steals the Elixir of Life and offers her eternity. But the theft is discovered, his wife is slain, and Caden is stripped of his angel wings and cast down into the Abyss.
Having drunk of the Elixir of Life, Phoebe Little's soul is tied to the earth in a perpetual cycle of death and rebirth. Unaware that she has lived countless lives, Phoebe is haunted by the loss of a love she has no memory of.

Caden has spent a thousand years searching for his wife. Now he has found her, and only Phoebe's love can redeem them both. But Phoebe fell in love with an angel, and Caden is now a demon of the Abyss. Can she see past what he has become, remember the love they once shared, and have a second chance at forever?

My Review:
What a gorgeous love story! I loved everything about this story...the fallen angels, the never-ending love, the brothers, the glimpses of Torrin, Phoebe's flashbacks, the moments in Afghanistan....the whole story is just brilliantly put together and I am a fan. I am really, REALLY hoping that this is a start to a new series. We do have a bunch of brothers here who have been cast out of heaven searching for their true mates whom they gave up everything for. *sigh* Did I mention I love everything about this story? I also really love (although it's really tragic for her) that Phoebe has been haunted by this "past-life loss" her entire life and it's affected every relationship she's ever had. That is a seriously DEEP connection to Cade...LOVE!

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