Pleasuring a Pirate by Leila Brown

 Publisher: Loose ID

I did not like this novella. I felt confused from the first paragraph as the characters were barely introduced when new characters came into play and were not distinguished from each other enough to figure out what was going on. The main character and her sister are the two main females and the two pirates were the two main males, seems simple. However, the author switched back and forth so much and uses pronouns too freely to keep track of which he or she was being discussed, thought about, or what each one was doing. The story was all over the place. I really would not recommend this to anyone unless they just want to read about sex and violence toward women. Not a fan myself.


Someone to Trust by Lesa Henderson

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

I so enjoyed reading Lesa Henderson’s Someone to Trust I could not stop until I finished the story. Her main character, Megan, was believable as an innocent wronged trying to find redemption for her sins. I was able to relate to the characters on a personal level and there were times my heart was in my throat as I could picture myself in her shoes. I was even able to envision people I know in place of her characters. I know people like those she created to tell this story.  Someone to Trust is a warm, funny, human story that I believe everyone can relate to and enjoy. The fact that this book is Christian fiction only adds to the human essence of the story, how we sin and how we can be forgiven.

High Country by Michael Barrette

Publisher: LooseID

 High Country is a homoerotic piece that incorporates the paranormal. Normally, I do not review this genre: LGBT or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, but I decided to give it a try. Although the premise of the novel is sound the story felt very choppy to me. I was hoping for a little more development of the relationship before the main characters bedded. Linn, the rancher, was hesitant to begin a relationship because of his secrets but really didn’t fight his urges. I would have been able to relate a little more to his character if he had to overcome a personal battle that took longer than a couple of hours a few off-color jokes. Brad came across as a bit whorish as his personal demons were only recently removed from his life, or so he thought, and he immediately jumped the bones of the nearest hot guy. Since this is the first LGBT I have read, maybe I am being too critical in looking for more substantial pre-sex relationship development. It was hard for me to believe two people could fall in love after having repeated sex for four days. I did not enjoy the book.