Thursday, June 14, 2012

June: Same Titles, Different Story

Two vastly different stories but they both share a common theme,  a menage' love story. 

Crescendo by Leah Brooke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Interior decorator Julianna Lovette has spent her life trying to prove herself, just shy of six foot she is a force to be reckoned with in the work force, but in her personal life she is vulnerable and unsatisfied. When Hotel magnets Nick Morietti and Steve Vanguard meet her under unusual circumstances, they both are instantly taken with the passionate woman who is determined to fight her own battles.

Nick and Steve have never shared a woman before, but Julianna makes them rethink everything. Hiring her to design their hotels, both are able to get close to her and fall deeper for the woman who is turning their lives upside down. When Julianna is put in danger all hell is about to break loose and all of them will question the trust of one another.

This is a perfect example of don't judge a book by it's cover. I love Leah Brooke, one of my favorite authors but something about the caveman stance on the cover just had me pushing this book to the side. The story was breathtaking and riveting, I loved the beginning chapter and was sucked in throughout the story. One of the best things I enjoyed about the book is that the menage was new and an exploration for the most part while testing barriers. Fantastic read.

Crescendo (Boston Avant-Garde 2)Crescendo by Kaitlin Maitland
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Three months ago Leslie left Seth for no apparent reason, just left. She is now standing before him needing his help in a legal matter. Seth has not been able to move past Leslie leaving him and wants answers but first he plans to get her back in his and his best friend Joshua's life.

Joshua does not trust Leslie and does not want his friend hurt again. What neither man realizes is that as messed up their own pasts are, Leslie has shadowed secrets as well.

Overall this was an interesting concept. It has a few issues that take away from the story. Joshua is hard to like, a bit of a player but eventually he comes around. There is a side story with another lawyer which I just had a hard time wrapping around. Had potential but got mucked up by a lot of extra plots.

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1 comment:

  1. I LOVED Crescendo by Leah Brooke also!! Bookstrand covers always crack me up!!! I don't know why they make them like that!! LOL :)