Lazy Weekend Reviews #3

  In an effort to catch up on reviews and indulge in a lazy weekend, I've rounded up a few of my recent reads for quick reviews below. Included are Rook by J.C. Andrijeski, Her Favorite Honeymoon by Barbara Lohr, and Her Favorite Hot Doc by Barbara Lohr.

Rook by J.C. Andrijeski
(Allie's War #1)

Genre: SciFi

Like most humans, Allie's spent her life distancing
herself from Seers, a race of human-like beings
discovered on Earth in the early 1900s. That changes after catching her boyfriend in the arms of a hot band groupie, and Allie goes from San Francisco artist slacker to the girl wearing the GPS anklet in about sixteen seconds. Being stuck with community service is the least of her problems, though, compared to the shock of discovering who--and what--she really is.

Yanked out of her life by the mysterious Revik, who drives her crazy in all the best and worst ways, Allie finds out that her blood may not be as indisputably human as she always thought. Through Revik she learns the truth: that Seers are nothing like she thought, that the world is nothing like it appears to be... and that she has far more in common with Seers than she ever wanted to believe.

Now on the run from a group of anti-human,terrorist Seers called Rooks and her own human government, Allie must learn to navigate a secret shadow world behind her own, a world filled with superhuman Seers with their own battles raging...and their own agendas around the fate of humanity. When Allie's family and friends get dragged into that war, things suddenly get a lot more personal, and Allie learns she may be the only one who can stop it.
   SciFi can be a touchy genre for me. I'm a diehard Trekkie. Spock is my spirit animal. But I usually just can't get into the stereotypical SciFi books. That was not the case with Rook. It was able to capture my attention from the start. It honestly didn't read like the usual SciFi. It was very unique and that made every difference in the world for me.

  I loved the setting of Rook. I felt like I was right there with Allie thanks to the generous and vivid descriptions. There were plenty of characters to meet, too. They were easily connectable, and I found myself quickly invested in their lives. All in all, I think that J.C. Andrijeski has crafted an original and unqiue SciFi tale with Rook.

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review for no compensation.

Her Favorite Honeymoon by Barbara Lohr
(Windy City Romance #2)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Hard to keep your head on straight in Italy. Even
harder to keep your heart.

The wedding might be off, but the honeymoon? No way will Amy forfeit the week in Tuscany. Travel Chums pairs her up with Mallory. But Amy expects a woman, and the man from Savannah doesn’t expect her surprise. From Rapallo to Venice, can they keep their pact for a platonic tour? So many temptations. So little time. They finds lots of excuses to break the rules because there are lots of surprises along the way.

Fresh pesto in La Cinque Terra, peach bellinis in Venice—hard to put it behind. Outrageous fun and tempting decisions for the Windy City girl taking .... her favorite honeymoon.
  I absolutely adored the first book in the Windy City Romance series, Her Favorite Mistake. So whenever I had the chance to read and review the next two books in the series, I knew that I HAD to. Barbara Lohr is a wonderful writer who's reminiscent of Sophie Kinsella and Emily Giffin. Chick Lit is a guilty pleasure of mine, and Lohr definitely knows how to deliver!

  Amy was one of the characters that stood out to me whenever I read Her Favorite Mistake, so I was happy to hear that she would be the focus of the second book in the series. She was very dear to me, and I felt like I honestly knew her. The setting is what really brought this book together for me. Barbara Lohr delivers another light-hearted romance that is a guilt free indulgence with this one!

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.

Her Favorite Hot Doc by Barbara Lohr
(Windy City Romance #3)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

One feisty midwife. One Hot Doc with a secret. One
mission trip to Guatemala where there’s no place to
hide. McKenna Kirkpatrick presents a challenge for the head of her department when she joins Montclair Specialty Hospital. Ranked a Chicago Hot Doc, Logan Castle has a reason for supporting established protocols while McKenna pushes the envelope. She also likes to push his buttons. Thrown together on a department revamp, Hot Doc soon discovers that McKenna generates her own heat.
Has he ever met a woman this outrageous? Has she ever been this drawn to a colleague’s bedside manner? They may have grown up on opposite sides of the L tracks on Chicago’s West Side, but Logan’s like the chocolates hidden in McKenna’s desk, so hard to resist. When her Hot Doc joins Midwives in Action for a summer mission trip to Guatemala, McKenna wonders if working together in the remote highlands of Central America will resolve their differences... or end the romance for the Windy City girl.
  Her Favorite Hot Doc is another wonderful addition to the Windy City Romance series. I feel like with each book, the series just gets better and better. There are plenty of ups and downs in this book, and I enjoyed being swept along the journey with the characters.

  The love story between McKenna and Logan is my favorite out of the three so far. They each have their own issues, and I enjoyed the character development throughout this book though I would have liked a bit more. The pacing is phenomenal. If you're looking for a romantic and light summer read, you have to pick up the Windy City Romance series!

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.

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