Books reviews by KyBunnies

Review: Sisters in Bloom by Melissa Foster

This is a very interesting series. I read the first book before the second. I personally think it helps to read all these books.

First Kaylie seems like a spoiled brat that enjoys throwing a temper tantrum when she does not get her way. Sometimes she reminded me of a child kicking and screaming while laying on the floor. Her actions reminds me of a distant relative. Their philosophy what's is yours is mine and what's mine is mine.

Really liked Chaz, he seems like a down to earth guy. Someone willing to go out of his way just to help a friend.

This was an enjoyable read.

The bunnies and I give this book 4 carrots.

All views are my own and do not reflect those of the author, my clients or tour companies I work with. This is not a paid review. To form your own opinion please support the author and acquire your own legal copy of the book.

Review: Destined for Love by Melissa Foster

I started and finished this book last night. If something in my review seems off, it is me not the book. I usually read a book several weeks early so I can process and think about the book before writing a review. Sadly, life and cold weather has gotten to me this time.


After reading the blurb I had the feeling this book would be another Hatfield-McCoy families. They hate each other and the kids marry just try and end the feud. Yes, it is partly that but so much more.


To this reader Rex is every woman’s dream man, strong, loyal, protective, hard working and very sexy. He is currently only interested in his part-time relationships. Suddenly all his ideas change, he has a longing for something more.


Jade is feisty. At first I thought she was recovering from a broken heart, but the more I read I realized she is recovering from her pride being hurt. After being used pride hurts more than anything and slowly I think Jade realizes this.


This book has a lot more sass to it than some of the other books I have read by Melissa. A drawing sexual tension pulls readers in as the watch Rex and Jade discover their love.


Sometimes it seems like Rex and Jade are just too perfect. Felt like they were without fault. I wish the feud was explained more. The feud was covered just not deep enough for me.


Thanks for a fun read.

The bunnies and I give this book Bunny 4carrots.


I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. All views are my own and do not reflect those of the author, my clients or tour companies I work with. This is not a paid review. To form your own opinion please support the author and acquire your own legal copy of the book.


Where Petals Fall by Melissa Foster

**Beware of possible spoilers, sorry***   ***I received an ARC of this book***

I started and finished this book in about 3 hours.  First, the cover is perfect.  I love the little girl with a flower.  I do wonder why a rose was not used but that is my preference.   

Sarah is in regression from what no one knows.  While reading this a million and one thoughts went through my head about what trauma Sarah experienced.  As a parent we always worry about our child and as they get older that worry just increases.  When a child is young we are able to control the environment / experiences more. But, what if someone you trust is responsible?  How would you react? If someone emotionally hurt your child would you be able to forgive? Me, sorry never.  I only have one child and he is my everything.  Does not matter how old he is – if hurt him, you hurt me. 

I wonder why Junie was so easy to move pass the hurt.  Sometimes emotional hurt is worse than physical.  Physical scars heal, emotional is there for life.  In this I felt the book wrapped up too quickly.  Yes, I know we are supposed to forgive and forget.  The easy part is forgiving.  The hard part is forgetting. 

Readers are shown some parts where the impression is given that Junie’s marriage is perfect.  How perfect is any marriage?  On the outside looking in most all couples have a perfect marriage, it is what each person experiences, the let-downs, the one who stays at work to late, the miss opportunity for relationship growth, the flirting with someone at work.  Little things like this are what the outside world never sees in a prefect marriage. 

Brain seemed to spend a lot of time at work.  I understand he is an up-and-coming lawyer.  But to leave the house at 6 am and not come back home until 11 pm, with Junie never questioning him?  Never trying to help with Sarah’s problem.  Blaming Junie for babying her too much.  Annoyed at the wet sheets.  Sorry a man like this does not deserve any sympathy from me. 

I did enjoy this book, but those are my thoughts and questions. The story unfolds slowly and leave readers wondering who or what hurt Sarah.  Junie kept cooking to help release stress, and I can understand this.  Baking is a great outlet for stress – pounding the dough, crushing nuts, everything.  It seems like sometimes Junie had rather bake than actually face the world and her problems.  This does get annoying throughout the whole book.  To this reader it seems like Junie is always walking away from the problem instead of facing / solving it. 

I wonder why everyone was scared to tell Junie about her missing memories from childhood.  I understand memories can be painful, but Junie is suppose to be an adult.  If she cannot handle hearing the truth then maybe she really does need deep emotional therapy.  Everyone seemed to hew-haw around what happened to Ellen.  No one wanted to tell anyone anything.  Seemed like they had rather sweep the past away than admit to any faults and move one.

I liked how the story unfolded.  Several different twists keep popping up diverting the true plot.  A story to keep readers wondering what might happen next. 

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. All views are my own and do not reflect those of the author, my clients or tour companies I work with. This is not a paid review. To form your own opinion please support the author and acquire your own legal copy of the book.

The bunnies and I give this book Bunny4 carrots. 

Review by KyBunnies

The Viscount's Vow - Collette Cameron

First, I loved the cover on this book. So many times published / authors pick a cover and it seems too modern. The male and female look like a very old picture, it was perfect for this book.

Okay I only have one problem with this book. This location is according to my K3. On page 128 Vangie stabbed a would-be robber with her dagger "Flabbergasted, his jaw hanging open, Ian gaped. Vangie's jeweled dagger, impaled to the hilt, protruded from the robber's back." Then on page 256 "She'd not seen him like that since the night she shot the highwayman." First she stabbed someone with her dagger, I can understand this. But a little over 100 pages later it is stated that she shot the highway man. Unless something was edited out of the book then this is a major error. This was not an ARC copy, I purchased a copy because I hate reading from PDF's. Just wondering how a mistake like this got pass editors and the author?

I really did enjoy the book. The only problem I found is above. I liked how Vangie was not the average female. I do wonder how she never knew two men fought a duel over her. It seems like this would have been the `on-dit' for the gossiping ton. I know females were sheltered more in these times than today, but still if two men fought a duel over her someone would have told her.

Then I wonder why Ian did not just question Vangie or her uncle about everything he thought was fact? He took everything so-called acquaintances word as fact but would not ask any questions.

Thanks for a fairly interesting read.

The bunnies and I give this book 3 carrots.

Something's Cooking - Meg Lacey I have read romance books for more years than I care to count. I remember receiving my first one. My cousin’s 80 year old great-grandmother gave me my first Harlequin Romance. I do not remember anything about the book including the title. I do remember going back each week for more books. This lady lived to be 105 years old. She read Harlequin romance books until about 1 year before she passed. This book by Meg Lacey would be a book I would share with her. I know she would love it.

If you are looking for a strong, quirky, accident prone female then check this book out. The plot and story are fresh. Lacey has a way to carry readers from the chair into the pages with each chapter. Readers are not just seeing everything happening, they are in the action.

I loved the cover, but I does not feel it fits the story. Looking forward to reading more by Lacey.

Thanks for such an interesting and wonderful read.

The bunnies and I give this book 4 carrots.
Shadow of the Legacy - Genie Gabriel I started out reading the second book in this series last year. I love it and could not wait for the third book. The author release the book, I read/reviewed and was stunned again. I stated how I could not wait to keep reading, and that I needed to read the first book. The book was not required to understand the series, just wanted to read it because I love the writing style, plot and everything dealing with this series. Gabriel, created a series that captures readers, draws them in and will have you (the reader) cheering everyone on. This is the 7th book in the series. To my understanding Gabriel is close to being finished. I admit to being sad that the O’Shea family will be leaving, but I know Genie will have another wonderful series on the way.

This story is about Johnny. Well is involves all the O’Shea family but Johnny is the main character this time. Johnny’s character starts out strong. The first page shows readers that this book will carry then on a journey. Will Johnny find the answers he has been looking for, but forgot he was looking? Yes, this book has some twist and turns, a little suspense and a lot of joy. The joy comes from the characters realizing that nothing is beyond their limits with the love from families.

Thanks for another amazing read Genie. I truly love reading all your books.

As always the bunnies and I give this book 5 carrots.
The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy (The Shadow of the Unicorn, #1) - Suzanne de Montigny This review is from my 9 yr old niece.

My aunt gave me this book to read. She told me that I would love it. The book has unicorns and dinosaurs. The dinosaurs don’t live long. Well one live a long long time. Darius lives forever. Azaria and his friend Gaelen go with Azarias father to speak with the dinosaur leader. Azarias father is the leader of the unicorns. They learn some terrible things are going to happen. They are told they will encounter creatures that walk on two legs. I think he is talking about humans. I donot know of any other creature that walks on two legs. So much changes it is like a ice age. The unicorns have no food or water. They are cold and hungry All the bad stuff happens. Then the creature on two legs appears and he hunts the unicorns. He wants the magical power they have. Azaria and his friends beat the bad guy and run away in the forest. Right before running away azaria sees his old friend darius. I liked reading this book. It was fun and now I want a unicorn and zebra.
Toxic Relationship - Richard Hacker Such an interesting read. I do not know which character I enjoyed more, Nick, Marylou, Junior or Barry. The author has a great way with words and hooking the reader. If you are looking for a book that has lots of twist, turns and one character that is always on the receiving end of bad luck then this is it.

Thanks for such an interesting read Richard.

The bunnies and I give this book 4 carrots.
Devotion - Marianne Evans I am so pleased I read this book. I admit that I am not fond of reading books about adultery. It was something I faced in my marriage. It is something easy to forgive but something very hard to forget. Juliet shows that no matter what Faith will see someone through trouble times.

This book will take readers on a journey that any marriage may face. We all expect love and devotion what we do not except is something to weekend that bond. The author shows that temptation is just a short thought away. She also shows how easy it is for someone to step away from their faith and follow that temptation. If you are looking for a nice, clean Christian read, then you really need to get this book.

Thanks for a wonderful read Marianne.
The bunnies and I give this book 5 carrots.
Across the Winds of Time - Bess McBride Okay I admit it, I am crazy for historical romance books. I will drop everything to read historical romance. I have wondered why and the only reason I come up with is because it was a simpler time. Well this book is not really a historical romance, but it does has the simpler times with a historical gentleman.

I guess readers could say that this book has a twist. The twist is time-travel with a love that has lasted centuries. I know you are porbably wondering what I thought about this book. Well, IT WAS AMAZING! There I said it. I loved the flow with the characters.

One wanting to believe but skeptical, the other believing. One always questioning the other, one always trying to reassure the other. One that keeps saying it is not possible, while the other believes everything is possible.

Yes, this was an amazing book. I sit down to read it and before I knew anything else I was at the end of the book. I got lost between the pages.

Thanks for an amazing read Bess

The bunnies and I give this book 5 carrots.
Forbidden Fire (Forbidden Trilogy, #2) - Kimberly Kinrade Well this is the second in the trilogy. I have to admit they just keep getting better and better. However, Kimberly left readers with another cliffhanger. I really am not surprised after that cliffhanger in the first book. However, we will not go there.

Sam is on the run. She has escaped Rent-A-Kid but there is just one problem. Sorry, you have to read the book to know the problem. Sam has found new powers. She is able to control people, make then complete a task and then make then forget they actually did that. This would be so nice. To make people do or not do something To try and control all the bad things that happen. Just think if people had powers like this and put them to good use you might be able to stop people from abusing drugs or alcohol anything that is harmful. Ok I know back to my review. While Sam goes through lots of major changes she realizes that life without Drake would be impossible.

Drake escaped with Sam. On the run from Rent-A-Kid and anything else, that might be after them. Drake learns so much about Sam and her life at Rent-A-Kid.

Luke and Lucy are not in this book as they were in the first. They each still play important roles and readers will see more of them in the third book.

While I admit that YA books are not something I normally read, I am so glad I decided to read this trilogy. Kimberly has created a work of art.

Thanks for another amazing read Kimberly.

The bunnies and I give this book carrots.
Sweetest Taboo - Eva Márquez This is a different take on that forbidden love. I admit this is an interested book, however it just was not for me. The author wrote a great book, and there is nothing wrong with the writing, grammar or plot. For a different twist on that forbidden love read Sweetest Taboo. It will make you think about that next relationship when the couple has a large age difference.

Thanks for an interesting read Eva.

The bunnies and I give this book 4 carrots.
The Devouring: Kavachi's Rise - Mike Kearby Okay I admit it. I am not a big fan of vampires. I read this book based on the description. To me the description just sounded so interesting. It just sounded like something other than the usual vampire book. You know the type of book I am talking about, the one where everything is focused on the next vampire kill. The vampire is more interested in finding the next kill or feeding than having any type of story or plot. So, this book is one of those where I step outside my comfort reading box and read something I normally would never read. You should try stepping out of your comfort-reading box.

So many authors do not explain about the background of their characters especially is there is a vampire in the book. I do not know why they do this. It helps so much to make a book more readable, interesting and catching. Well, this author did NOT let me down. He did not go into a fully background with a long detailed over the top boring reading about the character’s past. He explains about the characters past, but in a way that is not mind-boggling or boring.

Yes, I knew going in this was a vampire book. Something I usually stay far away from. With that being said, please remember that I do not normally read these types of book so my understanding or opinion may be really out of left field.

Kavachi’s Rise reads like a horror book from the beginning to the end. A page-turning book will keep readers on the edge of their seat wondering what will happen next. Who will get it, which one is the monster, will the prey get away, yes, it has all of that and more. If you like, reading vampire books then this one a book needs to be on your TBR pile.

Okay, I admit that whenever I sit in a certain chair in my house I fall asleep. It is the most comfortable chair. The dogs, bunnies, cats and I pile into this large over-sized chair. I curl up with a book, cup of coffee and a glass of sweet tea. Well, I fell asleep reading this book. However, every time I sit in this chair I fall asleep reading. The words just lull me to sleep and I am out with a bunny on my lap, a cat near my head and the dog trying to push me over to have more room. Therefore, reading this took longer than normal for me.

The gist of my review:

Should you read this book? – Yes

Will I read the next book in this series? – Yes

Thanks for such an interesting and unusual read Mike.

The bunnies and I give this book 4 carrots.
Family Ties - Krista Kedrick I did not know if I wanted to cry while reading or strangle Dirk. This book was a great read. I do not know if the author intended but there is a hidden message in the book. No, I will not tell you that message, read it and you will find out. I admit that I had a hard time putting this book down. When I did have to stop reading I could not wait to start again.

If you are looking for a book that will make you weep, laugh and want to kill a main character then check this book out. It has all of that and more.

Thanks for a great read Krista.

The bunnies and I give this book 4 carrots.
Where The Heart Lies - Michelle Garren Flye Have you ever read the description of a book and thought, “Hey that is just what I need to read right now? This book might just take my mind off that problem that has been bothering me.” Well, I did not have a problem bother me, but this book was just what I needed to read. It is amazing how books fall into our lives and after reading, the title decides that it is something to help you at that moment in your life.

This book is about the female who keep losing people and property in her life. A life that makes the reader wonders when the person will give up, have a breaking point and realize that she should just give up. I will make the reader wonder if they have ever experienced anything similar in their life. Yes, we have all had a breaking point some people have a short breaking point than others. It seems like some people never reach a part in their life where it is time to just give up and forget that one thing that we always wanted. That dream that if we achieve will make everything right.

Well, Alicia has a long breaking point than most. To me it just proves she is a strong character. Someone in real life would keep going no matter what. Someone we all would look to for support, and wish could be like. Alicia never reached her full breaking point, however that does not diminish this character. This is a strong female character, someone that can keep taking everything that life throws and will never give up.

If you readers are looking for a book that will take you on a trip where failing or giving up is NOT an option. Then this is the book for you. The author has created something that will give readers the courage to keep going, to stay strong no matter what.

The gist of my review:

Would I recommend this book: Yes

Should you read this book: Yes

Thanks for such a wonderful read Michelle.

The bunnies and I give this book 4 carrots.
Millicent Marie Is Not My Name - Karen Pokras Toz Okay, I know this book is not intended for an adult. However, the meaning behind the book goes for anyone. Karen has taken a kids perspective and written a book that will have adults thinking about their own actions. This is a perfect book for that reading child in your life. If I read the normal books when I was younger, I know I could rate Karen's writing to someone. However, I never read what I was supposed to read. I always read any and everything I was NOT supposed to read. Yes, I guess you could say I was a problem child with books.

Millicent is the average tween. She likes sports, has friends and a little brother that is always causing her trouble. When her little brother finds her diary and turns it into a blog the drama starts.

If you have a young reader in your life this is the perfect gift for them. Get it in digital and print format. This will be one of those books they will remember when they grow up. Help them along with their reading while providing a tool for their imagination.

Thanks for such a great read Karen.

The bunnies and I give this book 5 carrots.