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Author: Kindle Alexander

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Review: Full Domain by Kindle Alexander

Posted by Irish in 3.5 Stars, Adult, Review0 Comments

Review: Full Domain by Kindle AlexanderFull Domain by Kindle Alexander
Series: Nice Guys,
Also in this series: Double Full, Full Disclosure
Published by Self-Published on 12 January 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Friendship, GLBT, Love & Romance, Mystery & Detective, Police or Firemen, Social Issues
Pages: 434
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
three-half-stars
Also by this author: Double Full, Full Disclosure

Place(s) Traveled To: Atlanta, Georgia // Washington DC // Midlothian, Texas // Dallas, Texas // Kauai, Hawaii // San Antonio, Texas

First Line(s): “Man, this is turning into one suck-ass day,” Aaron mumbled quietly to no one in particular as he edged his way through the overcrowded and lengthy terminals of the Atlanta International Airport.

What’s a girl to do when she’s invested herself in a trilogy and book three comes out just as you finish book two? Well, you buy that book and immediately start reading it of course! Who cares about all the other books you have to read when there is a mystery resolution that needs to be had! Such is the case with me and FULL DOMAIN by Kindle Alexander. It is also FULL DOMAIN that had me looking into reading the previous books in this series as well so I just *had* to read it. I really enjoyed meeting Kreed and Aaron in the previous book, FULL DISCLOSURE (my review), and was looking forward to how their story would play out.

While I didn’t like FULL DOMAIN as much as I liked FULL DISCLOSURE I still enjoyed this one a lot. I did think that the overall mystery of the series wrapped up a little fast and was a little anti-climatic considering that it took three books to get here. This made the ending drag a bit as it was wrapping up Kreed and Aaron’s story there was no tension or drama that I’d come to expect from this series. I also wasn’t a fan of the Mitch POV chapters. I get that Kindle Alexander loves this character but there was no need to have POV chapters in this book just as there was no need to have his POV in DOUBLE FULL (my review). I adored Mitch, I did, but this wasn’t his story so it was more of a distraction than anything else because all I wanted was more Kreed and Aaraon.

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I did really enjoy the characters of Kreed and Aaron though wish there was some sort of explanation of Kreed’s name origin. Especially since his brother had such a normal one but even with the odd name of Kreed it really did fit his character. I also thought that Kreed and Aaron fit well together too even though they were total opposites. They meshed well together as a couple and I loved their push and pull as they worked through their feelings. These boys had some serious chemistry and I just loved their journey to a HEA. But if I am totally honest then I should admit that of the three couples in this series, Mitch and Cody, are my favorites.

FULL DOMAIN was a fun read for me and one that I don’t regret ignoring my other books to get to. I know if I’d tried to read something else before this than that book would have suffered. This series started off rocky but once it found its stride I was totally hooked! FULL DISCLOSURE and FULL DOMAIN both left me wanting more of this world and these characters so I liked the authors note at the end that we would be seeing more of them in future books. I love when an author uses the same universe for their stories and allow cameos to happen. FULL DOMAIN isn’t perfect but it was just what I needed at the time and I can see myself re-reading it in the future. Its a good romance and one that I think you will enjoy if your tastes in any way line up with mine.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Review: Full Disclosure by Kindle Alexander

Posted by Irish in 4 Stars, Adult, Review0 Comments

Review: Full Disclosure by Kindle AlexanderFull Disclosure by Kindle Alexander
Series: Nice Guys, Book 2
Also in this series: Double Full, Full Domain
Published by Self-Published on 16 September 2014
Genres: Abduction, Adult, Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Family, Friendship, GLBT, Love & Romance, Mystery & Detective, People & Places, Police or Firemen, Social Issues, Suspense
Pages: 350
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
four-stars
Also by this author: Double Full, Full Domain

Place(s) Traveled To: Pineville, Louisiana // Austin, Texas // Waco, Texas // Dallas, Texas // Buda, Texas // Washington, DC

First Line(s): The recline of Mitch Knox’s oversized leather chair fit him perfectly.

After the disappointment that was DOUBLE FULL (my review) I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the second book in Kindle Alexander’s Nice Guys series, FULL DISCLOSURE. But my need to know who was behind the nefarious acts in DOUBLE FULL propelled me into picking up this book. Plus, it didn’t hurt that FULL DISCLOSURE was available to borrow from my library’s digital catalog. I walked into FULL DISCLOSURE with low expectations and by the end I was head over heels in love that I was buying a digital copy of the book so I could have it for keeps.

FULL DISCLOSURE picks up not long after DOUBLE FULL ends, Mitch is still on the case but things aren’t progressing as fast or as easily as he would like. Then things happen that escalates matters just as he meets Cody who is a Texas State Trooper to his US Marshall. There are sparks between these two instantly but there is always some cautiousness as well. As Cody, while out, isn’t as open and out as Mitch is. Then of course there is the drama of the case that adds in distance and a little strife into their budding relationship.

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For me, there was such a world of difference between DOUBLE FULL and FULL DISCLOSURE. I just liked everything about this book so much more. The characters, the plot, the writing…where all just so much better than in the first book. FULL DISCLOSURE totally made my heart ache as I read Mitch and Cody’s story. I just loved the journey this book took them on and felt that they had so much chemistry. I also enjoyed the secondary characters in this book, Kreed and Aaron, as they both really stood out in FULL DISCLOSURE but they never took away from Cody or Mitch’s story.

While I did devour FULL DISCLOSURE I also thought that things were a little rushed at the end. There was a quick escalation of events that didn’t really seem to fit in with the story as a whole. But overall, I couldn’t get enough of this book and was glad that I was on a mini vacation so that I had plenty of time to just sit and read its words. This was a fast paced read and I’m so glad that I decided to pick it up after the disappointment I felt in the first book. Its gems like that that will have me keep trying a series even if the first book doesn’t meet my expectations as you never know how things might progress with just a little time. So definitely give this one a shot if you a looking for a hot, sexy read with a wee bit of cross country action and mystery thrown in for fun!

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Review: Double Full by Kindle Alexander

Posted by Irish in 2 Stars, Adult, New Adult, Review0 Comments

Review: Double Full by Kindle AlexanderDouble Full by Kindle Alexander
Series: Nice Guys,
Also in this series: Full Disclosure, Full Domain
Published by Self-Published on 08 October 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Family, GLBT, Love & Romance, Mystery & Detective, New Adult, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Issues
Pages: 275
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
two-stars
Also by this author: Full Disclosure, Full Domain

Place(s) Traveled To: Austin, Texas (2003, 2012, 2013) // New York, New York (2012) // Kauai, Hawaii (2003, 2013)

First Line(s): Jace gripped the side of the locker, his knuckles turning white as he dropped his head inside the open metal frame.

***Warning: Contains Spoilers…Read at your own risk***

I’m the sort of girl who likes to read a series in order, even if its a companion series. I like to follow a characters journey from their first introduction all the way through their HEA and if we are lucky what happens when their story ends. So when I stumbled on a book that intrigued me called FULL DOMAIN by Kindle Alexander and learned it was a series I knew I had to track down the first book DOUBLE FULL. DOUBLE FULL is a bit like two stories rolled into one. It begins in 2003 and covers much of Colt and Jace’s early years. We learn that Colt was a bit of a stalker of the openly out Jace throughout college until he makes his move at the end of their senior year. They have a quick, whirlwind relationship and fall in love though Colt is adamant to keep things on the DL. Jace is conflicted on this but loves Colt and so agrees. Then some WTFery happens and Colt abandons Jace without a word and they don’t interact again until 10 years later.

In the decade they were apart Colt has fallen into alcoholism and various other poor life choices including acquiring a conniving bitchy fiance who is find having 3-somes and 4-somes and having her future father-in-law watching kiss a girl and have sex with a man not her fiance but is not ok with pictures and newspaper articles of Jace. These she uses to blackmail Colt into doing her bidding and me to want to toss my kindle across the room. But the WTFery of DOUBLE FULL doesn’t end there. There is this random act of violence near the end that lands Colt in the hospital that turns out to be not so random and its just….Como say what now???

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Seriously. This book was just now good. It was readable but I seriously thought that my eyes might roll out of my head. Colt was essentially a stalker of Jace but Jace was ok with that as Colt was just so dreamy. And even when Colt showed up without a word on his vacation doorstep Jace forgave so easily. Colt barely got out “I’m sorry I was a dick” before they were both declaring their love once again and saying that this time everything would be different. *insert many heavy sighs of frustration here* DOUBLE FULL is just over the top and full on cheese fest and even with the big mystery that it became I just couldn’t take it very seriously.

And yet, despite all that I disliked there was something addictive about this story. Not to mention that I was intrigued by the character of Mitch who we are introduced to near the end of DOUBLE FULL and who is uber important as he gets his own POV. While I didn’t like that he had his POV randomly thrust into the story I was intrigued by him. Which is why I found myself downloading FULL DISCLOSURE almost immediately after finishing DOUBLE FULL. Sure I could be in for another terrible WTF-ery read but there is always the possibility of something magical to happen.

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 People Who Liked This Book Better Than I Did

Shh Mom’s Reading – “There were times during this story my heart hurt, literally ached for these men. It was amazing to me that Ms. Alexander was able to make my heart ache for both men at times during this book. The range of emotions she gets the reader to feel in this book truly speaks to what a wonderful talent Ms. Alexnader has for storytelling.”

Scandalicious Book Reviews – “Kindle Alexander does a fantastic job at creating the conflict in this story and again, it didn’t play out how I expected.  She does an excellent job of character development that will send you on a rollercoaster of emotions.  You can’t help but love Jace and Colt and suffer their heartbreak right along with them.”

Paddylast Inc – “I was also totally hooked with Mitch whom the author introduced in the latter part of the book (whom I supposed will be the main character for the second book of the series. Yay!) without actually swaying too much from Colt and Jace. What an impressive transitioning ability!”

IR - Double Full

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