Welcome back to the KUBR One-Click Addict Recap! If you’re new to KU Book Reviews, we’re thrilled to have you here.
We mentioned this last week in our inaugural Recap, but if you’re new to KUBR, we do things a little differently around here. Given books on Kindle Unlimited are only a part of the program for 90-day stints (unless an author re-enrolls it in the program), it’s possible that some of our KU recs might be a little outdated when you come to find them. To combat that, we have our very own trademarked review system that we call, “Read It, Skip It or Buy It™” Here’s what each rating means:
Read It ~ Simply stated, we think you should read this book. It’s a part of the KU program and we really enjoyed it. Well worth your time!
Skip It ~ Not a rating we use often, but if we’ve read through an entire book and feel strongly that it should not be read for one reason or another, we’ll give it the SI rating and let you know exactly why we felt that way. Basically, even though it’s technically free and part of the KU program, we don’t recommend it.
Buy It ~ Here’s where it gets interesting. When a book gets a Buy It rating from KUBR, these are the books that we absolutely fell in LOVE with! We feel that whether or not it’s available on KU at the time that you read our review, it’s a book that we strongly recommend and it’s a book that we would buy, KU or not.
For the most part, we review new releases (book released in the past few months). However, sometimes an older book is newly released to KU or there’s an older book that’s been on KU that we want you to know about. We call those our Retro Releases. Pretty self-explanatory, right?
So there you have it. Oh, one more thing! We are vehemently anti-spoiler and very often have a lot less detail than you might be used to in most reviews. We focus more intently on how a book makes us feel, what we like, what we don’t like and anything else we feel we think you should know when deciding on whether or not to read a book. Things like the heat (slow burn, dark and dirty, etc.) in the book, if there are a lot of typos, certain words (think “daddy”) and other little peccadillos that we, as readers, think are worth noting.
We’re thrilled to have you here!
Mila & Robyn
Now, let’s get on with the reviews!
READ IT: QUAKE by Jacob Chance – Quake is the name of the local bar in this debut novel by Jacob Chance, the story of Kyle, a cop-turned-private investigator and Janny, the sister of a man that Kyle is hired to watch. The word quake, however, can also conjure up the way your world can change in a single moment and leave you in the chasm of a fault line. From an unforeseen event that alters Kyle’s life and career, to the first time he sees Janny, to the moments that lead up to one of the most cringeworthy cliffhangers I’ve read. One’s world can change in an instant. In between these life-altering events, the story is well-written and develops beautifully. It is warm and sexy and while he’s most definitely an alpha male, Kyle has a sweet edge to him that you can’t help but adore. If you don’t or can’t do cliffies, you might want to wait for its sequel, QUIVER, to come out in September. As for me, a notorious cliffhanger hater, I say jump right in!
READ IT: Filthy (Rixton Falls Book 3) by Winter Renshaw – Filthy is the story of Zane + Delilah. Zane, the cocky football player who’s required to keep a low profile after getting in trouble or risk being cut from his team; and Delilah, the good girl who’s visiting her great aunt, who lives next door to Zane, in Florida for the summer. Filthy is the classic hate-at-first-sight love story. As predictable as that might be, Filthy is totally adorable and you can’t help but fall in love with the characters. It’s quick, cute and sexy. Light on angst, but enough drama to keep it interesting. Filthy is the third book in the series. This was the first book in the series that I read and while you do hear about characters from books one and two, it can definitely be read as a standalone. I liked it enough to want to go back and read the first two books in the series, Royal and Bachelor, which for a limited time are included with Filthy.
READ IT: Something More Than This by Barbie Borhman – I’m always a little leery of the dreaded love triangle just because, well, it’s been played to death. But Barbie Borhman handled it so beautifully here, it leaves you feeling good. Definitely a slow burn, but oh the build-up is worth the wait! I really liked how sweet Katy was and felt for her not wanting to hurt either Dylan or Connor. The added bonus to the story – Katy’s best feisty friend, Mimi. We ALL need a little Mimi in our lives!