Helen Hancox

"Auntie Helen"
Not me but my dog
Top Reviewer Ranking: 481
Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (5,943 of 6,511)
Location: Essex, England
Birthday: 18 Jun
In My Own Words:
I read a lot of books!

Some are books that I come across in the library and pick up (with varied levels of success), some are new books by authors I already liked, some are recommended to me by Amazon because I liked another book and still others are Review Editions sent to me by publishers or distributors.

I review for professional magazines (both printed and web) across several genres and it'… Read more

I love books. I read a lot of them - mainly fantasy/sci fi, crime and historical fiction although I also take random punts at library books from time to time.

I love music - both contemporary (Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Leaves, Muse) and classical (Chora… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 481 - Total Helpful Votes: 5943 of 6511
Predatory (Zebra Paranormal Romance) by Alexandra Ivy
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag, 28 Oct 2013
Collections of short stories can often be a mixed bag and this one is no different. It contains four stories which have nothing to link them except for their genre (paranormal romance) and it made for a rather disjointed-feeling book.

The first story, `Out Of Control' by Alexandra Ivy, was the best of the bunch. It follows PhD student Angela Locke whose sexy professor turns out to be rather more than a scientist - instead he is a Sentinel, set to protect her because she isn't a normal mortal. But others are after Angela and Niko has to kidnap her to keep her safe - but will she be able to live the life now required of her?

The second story, `Ties that Bind' by Nina… Read more
Colorado Cowboy by Christina Mascaro
Colorado Cowboy by Christina Mascaro
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars appalling book!, 30 Sep 2013
It's not often that a book is so bad it only gets one star from me but this book deserves its awful rating. The reasons are simple:

- unappealing main female character
- indistinct male lead
- unconvincing romance (I couldn't see their relationship would last more than another month)
- lack of detail to set the scene

...the list goes on. But it's not worth listing all the other failures of this book as you shouldn't bother reading it.
Nightingale Way: Eternity Springs Book 5 by Emily March
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rekindled Romance, 11 May 2013
The problem, for me, with books about people rediscovering their love is that they lost it in the first place. I find it hard to believe fully in a "happy ever after" ending when hero and heroine have already divorced once. And that's the case in this book - Jack Davenport who works for the Government in covert operations and Catherine Blackburn, reporter, divorced several years ago after the death of their child.

When it looks as though Catherine's life is threatened her mother, Jack's boss, persuades him to kidnap Cat until they can be sure she is safe. Of course Cat's not keen on the plan but once at Eternity Springs, the small town where Jack has a house, she begins to feel… Read more

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