Top critical review
Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2019
**The overall rating is the average of the following ratings.**
Baby, It's Alien Outside by Fiona Roarke:
Alienn, Arkansas #3.7
2 stars - It was ok
While this was a cute conclusion to the Hart family’s story, Vilma finally finding her lost love, I did have a big issue with it. My issue with this story is the constant badger to her children for grandkids. As a woman who doesn’t want kids, yet hears about how I should by everyone, this is something that irritates me when I find it in romances. I deal enough with this in real life. Another issue was the spell that Vilma and Max do. If you want to know the specifics of that you can read the spoiler.
.It really bothered me that they did a fertility spell to make their kids get pregnant. They are basically taking away their choice in when or if they want to get pregnant.
The Falcon's Christmas Surprise by Candace Colt:
1.5 stars - It wasn’t great
This story is the continuation of Solange and Clark’s relationship from The Falcon's Second Chance. I have not read that book, so events in this story were at first confusing because this picks up a few months after that book. This is going to have a lot of spoilers so don’t continue reading if you don’t want the story spoiled.
This basically was a couple who jumped back into their relationship after being apart for forty years and yet still didn’t want to make an effort to make it work. Both of them refused to discuss the situation and make a plan that worked for both of their lifestyles, and ended up splitting shortly because of that. Clark doesn’t even try to understand Solange’s depression at being away from her family and missing key events. He brings it up but it doesn’t change his stance at refusing to travel to Solange’s home for the holidays. Then when Clark gets hurt, Solange rushes back to see him and jumps right back into their relationship. They never discuss how they will make it work or anything they just jump right into marriage. I was just very irritated by both of these characters and that is why I am this story gets only 1.5 stars. I don’t know if my stance on this couple would be different if I had read their book, but at this point I don’t want to if this is the conclusion.
The only thing I really enjoyed about this story was the two sisters who help Solange out. They were dog shifters and they seem like fascinating women. I would totally read a book with them.
Rockin Around the Cauldron by Larissa Emerald:
3 stars - I liked it
Kamdyn and Cedric are preparing for their upcoming wedding and honeymoon. Unfortunately Kamdyn is struggling to control her new surge in magic and it's causing some issues before their big day.
I really loved how supportive Cedric was in this story. He knew something was wrong with Kamdyn and did whatever he could to help her overcome it. He seeks help with other witches and doesn’t let Kamdyn push him away when she gets angry about it. I loved a hero, or heroine, who is supportive of their partners. Overall, this was a cute little story about two people dealing with wedding stress and magical malfunctions.
Touched by His Christmas Magic by Kira Nyte:
4 stars - It was really good
This was adorable! Sophia is just now experiencing a normal vampire life.She has spent most of her life unable to tolerate artificial light or sunlight so has lived in a world of darkness. Jackson was an adorably awkward wizard who just wants to be with Sophia. These two were just so cute together. I loved how protective her brother was but also helpful with pushing Jackson towards Sophia. The present Jackson gives Sophia was perfect and thoughtful.
Basically, these two were adorable and I wish their story had been longer because I could have read a whole book with these two.