Tuesday, 28 October 2014

***Reviews - Noah & Isabella by Jennifer Foor - The Mitchell/Healy Family books 1&2 - 3.5 stars****


Noah & Isabella by Jennifer Foor
Mitchell/Healy Family #1 & #2

Noah by Jennifer Foor
Mitchell/Healy Family #1
3.5 Look At That Cover Stars

Blurb - Being the son of Colton Mitchell isn't what Noah Mitchell wants to be known for. Though he works along side of his father, he feels the strain to go out on his own. Being the next in line to be in control of the family's ranch, he debates on taking his life in a completely different direction.

Leaving town to clear his head he meets Shalan, a beautiful singer that longs for a life in the city.

As sparks fly, his family's dreams for him seemingly go out the window. Will Noah stick around to follow in the footsteps of his famous father, or will love lead him away?

Noah is the first book in The Mitchell/Healey Series and having read all of the books in the Mitchell Series I was super excited for this book.

Ok so the good bits...

  •  Noah he’s a cocky bastard but he’s definitely got something about him!!
  •  I’ve missed the Mitchell/Healey clan so it was fab to jump back into the family.

And the not so good bits...    

  • This book doesn’t have the intensity of the previous Mitchell Series books.

Now I’m finding it difficult to rate this book on its own merit purely and simply because I’m comparing it to the previous books in the Mitchell Series.

I love grown up Noah, he’s a cocky arrogant bastard but I kind of love that about him, I can definitely see elements of Colt in him but overall he grew up well.

I’m not entirely sure how old he is supposed to be in this book, but in some ways he seems completely immature.

I’m not convinced on Shalan, I’ve found myself liking her one minute and then being completely annoyed by her the next.

I loved the family feel of the Mitchell series so I’m so glad that this book has the same vibe and it was great to see glimpses of Van & Colt and the other family members.

I enjoyed this book but I was disappointed that it didn’t have the grit and edge that I’m used to in a Jennifer Foor novel.

This book started well and I loved that Noah got a back bone and told his dad he wasn’t happy, I loved the idea of him meeting Shalan and then him saving her from a horrible situation.

My issues came when Noah just totally backed down and went back home to a lifestyle he doesn’t enjoy. Where was the grit and intensity, unfortunately there wasn’t any.

He didn’t fight for Shalan and she was just prepared to walk away to!!! It was so disappointing.

This book started off so well I mean hell Noah has a dirty little mouth and I loved that he’s is sexually confident and was happy to tell Shalan that he was going to rock her world!! The sex is sexy and in the start of the book Noah & Shalan have some serious chemistry.

For me it all went downhill once he left New York and by the time she visited the range the edgy bad boy had gone and in his place was a pussy whipped ball of mush who just let Shalan walk away!!!

Please don’t get me wrong I still enjoyed this book I just had such high hopes and unfortunately this just didn’t quite meet up to the standard of his parents books  3.5 stars

Isabella by Jennifer Foor
Mitchell/Healy Family #2

3.5 Starting to Like Izzy Stars

Blurb - One year ago Isabella Mitchell moved to Kentucky to live with her cousin Noah. Like her mother at her age, Isabella is drawn to men she shouldn’t be with. When she travels back to North Carolina to see her parents, she and her ex have a one-night stand. She knows they are through, but sometimes what happens in the bedroom doesn’t always stay in the bedroom. 

Eight weeks later Isabella finds out she’s pregnant. She can’t tell anyone, because she knows how upset they’ll be. While struggling with decisions, Isabella catches the attention of the mysterious Rusty Tillman, a ranch hand for the Mitchell family. He’s handsome, hardworking, and ten years older. When Isabella refuses him, he takes it upon himself to claim the child as his own. Since she doesn’t want the family knowing the real father she goes along with the lie. The only problem is that Rusty wants more. 

Can Isabella open her heart to a new love, or will she go back to the only man she’s ever loved?

Isabella is book #2 in The Mitchell/Healy Family Series by Jennifer Foor, this is a spinoff of the bestselling Mitchell Series here’s a link to the reading guide. I love this author and this series so I was super excited to be gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Being completely frank from the moment Isabella was introduced back in the beginning of The Mitchell family series she has always been a bit of a brat!!

She didn’t really get any better with age and in the last Mitchell Book Loving Her I kinda hated her with a passion!

Well now Isabella got her own book, do I still hate her well actually not as much as I did lol!!
In this book she is in her early twenties and living in Kentucky with her cousin Noah (LOVE HIM   !!) she goes home to visit her family and gets it on with her douche bag ex Tate.

Being completely honest it wasn’t a massive shocker that she ends up pregnant and unfortunately this is just far too similar to Isabella’s mom Miranda’s story.

In steps Rusty and kind of saves the show he’s a real sweetie and he just ignores Izzy when she’s being a bitch. I love him he’s absolutely perfect for her the yin to her yang so to speak.
Now he has some issues himself most of which are just sad and then there’s the super, super creepy one!!! I’m not going to tell you what it is but oh yeah it’s creepy!!!

OMG his parent’s house!!!!!!!

I enjoyed this book but for me it lacked the passion and intensity that was in Noah’s book and the Mitchell family books.

This is a sweet love story but not my favourite by this author 3.5 stars.