HOT SAUCE REVIEWS
Serving good old-fashioned tough love reviews of books (mostly romance novels), movies and music since 1999.
This entire story is a pretty rationalization of a silly young woman’s determination to have sex with some guy she has the hots for, without any thought of the music she has to face once he withdraws and goes on his merry way. True love, isn’t it glorious?
She’s crazy, he has a stick up his rear end, and they get along so fabulously well together. This Regency-era historical romp is all about the cray crazy (mostly on her part). It’s a train wreck, but I really like it.
The Edie Spence series comes to an end with an entertaining but underwhelming finale. The author really should consider coming back one more time for a proper send-off for Edie and her friends. They are not your average Chosen One and her Magical Boyfriends sorts, and they deserve better than this.
How nice of Ilona Andrews to come up with a new series after the axing of the interesting Edge series. With the Kate Daniels books turning into a fanservice series for werewolf fans, this one is a welcome change of pace.
To fully appreciate this Poor Princess Me story, you need to be completely oblivious to every pop culture element that involves young people in the last 20 years.
Finally, the long-awaited conclusion of the Hunter Kiss series… and things just have to nosedive and become really annoying. Why is the author doing this to me? WHY?
Yes, guns are bad, humans are awful, and apes are cute. And then come the apes wielding machine guns and going kung-fu banzai on everyone’s asses, and everything begins to feel truly special.
Maxine Kiss is back to kick more demon asses, except, oops, her own demon entourage is now free from her, so they can now make merry or cause mayhem to their heart’s content. What would Maxine do and why should I care?
Billionaires, alpha males – the whole thing may feel played out by now, but this one manages to bring some beat back into that tired old formula.
A musical slasher flick? Yes please. This particular musical slasher flick? No, thanks – I’d rather not.
Hot guys in love, the Navy, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – how can I resist? Well, it’s easier than I expected, considering how the director does his best to make sure that I don’t care even a little about these people and their story.
I haven’t read a good Amish romance before. After today, I still haven’t.
The clarity of the messages in the book – on cancer, coming to terms with the inevitable, carpe diem – comes through despite the script laboring under the assumption that John Green is a pseudonym for Nicholas Sparks. Augustus Waters is horribly miscast, but Hazel Lancaster is perfect.
A family, against all kinds of forces of nature as well as political adversaries! There is also a tough lead female character here, which is not very common in sandbox fantasy stories. Unfortunately, the author treats this story like any other wham-bang action fantasy.
The plot is very basic, but the chemistry is good, the main characters are all likable and normal, and the love feels real and satisfying. Who says a love story needs to have dead bodies or melodramatic tantrums to be interesting?
The reviews you are reading here date only as far back as May 16, 2014. I can't bring myself to transfer the older reviews over as there are too many of them. You can find those reviews by clicking on OLDER REVIEWS in the menu above.
The round faces are called oogies (don't ask). Generally:
5 Oogies: Excellent
4 Oogies: Good
3 Oogies: Okay
2 Oogies: Oh dear
1 Oogie: Oh god
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