HOT SAUCE REVIEWS
Serving good old-fashioned tough love reviews of books (mostly romance novels), movies and music since 1999.
If Tin Man Games puts as much effort in actually creating playable gamebooks as they do in making their products so pretty, we may be on to something good here. Once again, possibly good concept, horribly tedious and mechanical execution.
Cartoon of the century! Feminist films for future Social Justice Warriors of Tumblr! Empowering tale of girls taking care of themselves (although the cute and perky one still gets the boy while the more intimidating chick ends up alone), When a movie is hyped this much, it is never going to live up to expectations.
Oh look, a fun urban fantasy series that I can get into, after the ones I’m reading have come to a close or come to making me roll up my eyes one time too many. Warning: some Kate Daniels-induced bitterness seeps into this review once in a while.
Ooh, a medical romance with disease of the week, ethical drama, and workplace triangles! Instead of Grey’s Anatomy, however, this one ends up being more like Cray Cray Vasectomy.
Yes, it’s Hercules, and he has a bunch of violent people following this time around. This is, simply put, one of the most enjoyable average flicks I’ve come across in a while.
Traumatized girl who refuses to speak decides that she wants a family for Christmas, and her guardian falls for the local kindly and saintly cute owner of a little shop in town. Hands up if you have read this story before.
A neurotic chick who can’t get her act in order… being the happily married wife of a country rock star? The author wants to convince me that this is a tale of true love, but I’m having a hard time buying it.
So, do you like a story where the heroine spends all the time enjoying the guy’s sexual attention while whining that she’s no good for him?
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.
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
- Gary Chalk’s Gun Dogs by Jamie Wallis
- Frozen (2013)
- Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire
- Snowed in with the Doctor by Dara Girard
- Hercules (2014)
- Christmas with Holly by Lisa Kleypas
- Good Girls Don’t Date Rock Stars by Codi Gary
- Savor by Monica Murphy
- Unlacing Lady Thea by Louise Allen
- Once Upon a Kiss by Jayne Fresina
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