* I didn't make it beyond the first 20 pages.
** I made it to the end, but I either skimmed or skipped large sections.
*** I might have skipped/skimmed, but I liked it and might read it again.
**** I read at least 95% of the book and it was good -- probably will be reread.
***** I read every word, and I loved it! A favorite and definite reread.
This year, I'm only going to list the stars and a brief recommendation for the type of readers I think will enjoy the book [(R) means it's a re-read; [ ] means it's an ARC].
Love in Spades, by Charlie Cochet -- recommended for those who like military MCs, those who like dual POV, those who like Charlie Cochet, and those who like passionate male/male love stories -- Createspace, 4/18
(I liked this, though I suspect I'll enjoy later books more. This one rushed through the romance a bit (kind of insta-love, which I don't love, ha) and spent extra time on the world building. It annoyed me how often I'd read something like this: In the past weeks, he'd discovered... -- and what he discovered was all off page! Really? That's so not for me. But again, I think the next book will hopefully be more detailed and present with the couple (as most of her other books are that way). And, as is usually the case with Cochet, I like the set up (four friends running a security company). So I will be giving the next book a chance, even though I wanted to like this one much more than I actually did.)
Well, I'm still not doing a great job keeping this up-to-date. *eye roll* BUT I am getting a new website going -- and it will have all my YA reviews on it. I'll post that link when it's all ready to go. :D