Smashwords book reviews by Toni FGMAMTC

  • Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet) on Aug. 21, 2015

    I read this book a long time ago, rated it 5 stars, but never reviewed it. Recently I did a reread and wanted to write some focusing on Caleb. I love Caleb, who is one of my top ten of all times in the book boyfriends department. The first thing that stands out to me in the beginning is how much pleasure he derives just from watching her, before anything has even happened (as far as the Livvie/Caleb situation). He was excited and instantly drawn to her. The reader feels suspended on the edge of their seat waiting to find out what will happen, how it will play out. After her abduction, she still can't hate him even though she feels she should. While he is completely consumed with her, she is not immune. She dreams of him, a perfect angel. Although he may look like heaven, he is equal parts heaven and hell. -He was my tormentor and my solace; the creator of the dark and the light within.- As more details of his past are provided, he becomes an even more complex character. He is so gorgeous and his been so tormented and is now fighting his desires, emotions, background, pain, fate, etc etc etc. I wanted to hold the little boy he once was and encourage the man he is that he could change his future. The entire story is up then down, emotional wave after emotional wave, surprise, sexiness, ugliness, doom and hope. It just doesn't get much better. I know this isn't a proper review, but as I stated I just wanted to write a little on Caleb.
  • Six of Hearts on Jan. 26, 2016

    I went into this book blind. I didn't even read the blurb. I had a couple of book friends say it was a top read for them so I thought I'd give it a go. I'm super glad that I did. Immediately I knew the female lead was my kinda girl. Often I like the guy but not the chick. For awhile during this story, I was more about her than him. She's just so everyday in a realistic way, someone I could picture friending in real life. It didn't take long for me to fall for him too. He's just very on about everything, extremely manly without being over the top. The magic scenes were extra cool. Before reading this book, I never though of illusionists as being mega sexy. The meeting back up with a person from your past has been done before, but the mixing of his profession, her profession and a foreign setting meshed quite well to make the story unique. Also, I really like the writing voice. I'll definitely be reading more from this author.
  • Comfort Food on Feb. 25, 2016

    Comfort Food is one of my all-time favorite books. It follows the theme of Kitty 's other books that I have read, ownership of a human. A while back I reread it and decided to share about it's greatness. First off, I have always loved psychology, my major. Comfort Food is chalked full of behaviorism. The writing style totally draws you in. Emily speaks directly to you, telling you about everything. You are reading a personal, sexy, dark science experiment. The story begins with Emily waking up after having been abducted and imprisoned. Master, we never learn his name, is one of my top book boyfriends ever. He is always so in control and put together. Nothing rattles him or causes him to deviate from his plans. He's gorgeous, intelligent, rich, sexy, patient, determined, focused and leaning toward psychotic. Steadfast in getting his desires met, he wants to own her and everything about her by her choice. He never forces her to do anything, but lays the options in such a way that she wants to please him. Comfort Food takes us threw the process step by step of modifying Emily's beliefs, desires and thoughts about her life and the world. I cannot explain how interesting this truly is. You must read it for yourself.
  • Thaw: a PsyCop Short on April 19, 2016

    This is very short, like it will take you 5 or 10 minutes to read it. It isn't anything amazing, but if you are a fan of the series, any new little scene is nice. And when you can get it free, that's a treat.
  • Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance on Sep. 10, 2016

    I liked the characters. He's awesome. She's goofy...and awesome. :) The storyline has a couple of really good plot changes. Overall, it's a win for me.
  • The Dark Ones on Nov. 27, 2016

    I started this when I went to bed one night, thinking I would just have a taste. Then, I looked over at the clock, and two hours had passed without me noticing. If you like supernatural attraction which cannot be denied, this is probably a book for you. The elders are a group of leaders of the main species: vampire, werewolf, siren and Dark One. There's a sexy fantasy man for everyone (most likely you'll want them all). Genesis is a human girl who has been summoned to the council. She thinks she knows, but she has no idea of the world she's entered. Her arrival has been prophesied. I really like how these leaders are like brothers instead of being pitted against one another. Many times in stories they're natural enemies. There are bad guys and antagonist, but it isn't quite what you would normally expect. Reading The Dark Ones was a blast. I will continue with the rest of the series.