I'm guessing it's the genre that doesn't seem to fit me because all these books are basically the same thing... A relationship between two completely...moreI'm guessing it's the genre that doesn't seem to fit me because all these books are basically the same thing... A relationship between two completely different people, that feels way too rushed, way too intense and it always goes wrong at about 3/4 of the book... And they always end up with their soulmate, have omfg amazing sex, are completely devoted to each other... It's just too much recycling and too predictable.. I just want something new!(less)
There is a reason why I stay away from MC boys in real life. (don't even get me started) Now, I also have a reason to stay away from the fictional one...moreThere is a reason why I stay away from MC boys in real life. (don't even get me started) Now, I also have a reason to stay away from the fictional ones.
Don't get me wrong: Bikes, yay! Bikers, also yay! Books about bikers? Not so much.
It starts with why Horse is called Horse... I'd wink-wink-nudge-nudge you but how's this for a visual: You can borrow a certain body part whenever it gets chilly outside and you forgot to bring a scarf. Yep, that's why. -massive eye rolling-
The rest of the book is just as ridic as the main character's nickname. He falls instantly in love with a girl he barely knows, (who of course is the most BAMF-chick you'll ever meet!) claims her as his own (PROPERTY OF!) and basically, the rest of the book they fight, boink or have make up sex. The story was lame, predictable as hell and the brother was just a plot device who didn't even get the screen time he deserves. He's only there for the first quarter of the book (barely) and he pops up again for the last two chapters or so.
I nearly rolled my eyes out, and came close to hurting my poor defenseless Kindle, so I don't think I'll bother with the rest of the series. It's probably the same, but worse. So much worse...(less)
You know... I know nobody forced me to into reading this thing, so I'll admit I was prepared for at least a little self-torture while I was reading th...moreYou know... I know nobody forced me to into reading this thing, so I'll admit I was prepared for at least a little self-torture while I was reading this but Great Scott, this thing was even worse (so so SO much WORSE) hearing it from Travis than when it was coming from Abby.
I honestly don't understand what this relationship is based on besides ownership... I really was hoping I'd 'get it' somehow but alas.
Abby has no backbone, no matter how hard she pretends. She isn't some badass semi-famous chick nobody's ever heard of, she is just unconditionally and irrevocably in love (couldn't resist, sorry) with a guy who constantly tells her what to do. And she just... agrees. To anything really. Even after a few weak attempts to stand up to him, she just... does whatever the hell it is Travis wants from her.
You have to come with me Pidge, you can't take a drink from that guy Pidge, don't talk to other men, because you don't know what kind of world this is Pidge (really???), OMG don't show your tits (such a horrible word) to other guys Pidge, I'm the only guy in the world you should love and want Pidge, we are meant to be together Pidge... PIDGE PIDGE PIDGE!
AM I THE ONLY ONE AROUND HERE WHO IS TIRED OF HEARING THAT RIDICULOUS NICKNAME??
--> that's kinda all she does to him really. And then just does what he asks. Again.
She's portrayed (Travis even says so multiple times) like she constantly challenges him and doesn't put up with any of his crap but honestly she's just another Bella on the pages, but with more liquor and (thank god for that) little bit of sex.
PS: I drive a Harley myself. My bike has written badass all over it, and it can shut up quite a few of the rest of them, but if I try racing it or driving it like maniac, I'd be dead by the end of next week. The type is never specified as far as I can remember, but I know for a fact that 98% of all Harleys aren't designed for high speeds or tight corners. Travis probably just has one because it fits the entire bad boy stereotype and because everybody knows the brand. I'm guessing reading about how the guy jumped on his Suzuki or his Kawasaki just doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
Not bad but I wasn't blown away by it either. I didn't always understand the nature of the relationship between Jacqueline and Lucas although I know w...moreNot bad but I wasn't blown away by it either. I didn't always understand the nature of the relationship between Jacqueline and Lucas although I know why it was difficult.
Some of the hot action made up for it, but still...(less)
What can I say, I loved it! I'll admit I felt so frustrated and disgusted at times, but that was part of the whole reading experience this time.
This b...moreWhat can I say, I loved it! I'll admit I felt so frustrated and disgusted at times, but that was part of the whole reading experience this time.
This book had quite a few very intense scenes, a nice change from the previous books (but not something I want to go through again in the next one... I don't know what will happen now, but I really have no idea about how much worse it will get).
It wasn't anything like I expected and boy, SO much happened in those pages!!
Okay, can somebody please explain to me what the hell I've been reading for the past 12 hours or so?
I don't even know what to say about this book, all...moreOkay, can somebody please explain to me what the hell I've been reading for the past 12 hours or so?
I don't even know what to say about this book, all I know is that I feel like I was standing somewhere, minding my own business when suddenly a building nearby exploded. A minute later, six cars crash into each other on the other side of the street. While I'm running over there to help people out of their cars, a burning plane flies over, and when I finally make my way over there, I see the plane crashed into a train. Soon after that, another train crashes into what's left of those other two wrecks.
WTF WAS HAPPENING ALL THE TIME?? I DON'T EVEN KNOW!
Seriously, I have no effing clue on how I should feel about this.
Abby is... -frustrated sigh- And don't get me started on Travis.
They 'had' to sleep in the same bed together. Convenient much? She was supposedly 'completely oblivious' to the fact that the guy was turning into the Rambo version of a saint, and then everything that happened in and after Vegas just frustrated the crap out of me.
WELL NO SCREW IT, THIS ENTIRE BOOK WAS INFURIATING! GAH!
I honestly don't know if I liked this or hated this.
Screw it, I'm not even able to put my ramblings into words right now.
I wouldn't have picked up this book if Jess and Tina hadn't been so OMFGTHISISAWESOME about it, because I usually don't like to read books about roman...moreI wouldn't have picked up this book if Jess and Tina hadn't been so OMFGTHISISAWESOME about it, because I usually don't like to read books about romance without a supernatural theme. I don't know why, to be honest, because it's basically the same, only with real-life situations. Nothing about this book was original, as many people have stated before me, but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the hell out of it. I wasn't expecting to like it, because I'm in a state where I'm fairly sure real and deep rooted love is something I'll never get to experience in my own life. I know this sounds terribly depressing, but I can't help it. However... -squeals- I loved this.
I know the American school system is very different from ours here in Belgium, and I have no idea what it means to be Little Miss Perfect, but I can imagine the amount of pressure it brings along. The odd part is that Jaden only seemed to suffer from pressure and stress when she wasn't being perfect. It was fun watching her let go.
And Parker, now well... I won't act as if the leather jacket and the bike didn't play a part in why I like him so much, but the main reason for wanting him to push me up against the wall is because he's so smart and insightful, and above all, interesting. -dreamy eyes- I really like interesting guys.
When the plot unravels itself and we finally find out what's going on, I couldn't help but think about (I'm putting this next bit in a spoiler tag because if you read the books I'm about to mention, but not this book, then I can promise you I'll ruin the story entirely for you) (view spoiler)[the Dream Catcher series by Lisa McMann(hide spoiler)]. The plot is slightly similar.
Anyways, if you are looking for something sweet and nice, then look no further and pick this up.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Paging Doctor Farrow, paging doctor Farrow! Oh my!
Two things I can't believe:
Number one: Why hasn't anybody grabbed me by the neck in the past two yea...morePaging Doctor Farrow, paging doctor Farrow! Oh my!
Two things I can't believe:
Number one: Why hasn't anybody grabbed me by the neck in the past two years, forcing my nose into the pages of this book, demanding me to read it RIGHT NOW?
Number two: This is exactly what I needed!
It's been so long since I had a book in my hands where I kept thinking about when I'd have time to read the next few chapters! I used to love that feeling.
I really don't think I can ask for more than a girl like Charley, not to mention a guy like Reyes.
To be honest, I didn't really care that much about the storyline that didn't involve Reyes (I'm being super superficial here but give a girl a break, I haven't read anything that kept me interested for a very long time, so now I'm going through this after-sex glow kind of thing, sue me) but I'm hoping that will get better in the next book.
**spoiler alert** I don't know what to think about this book exactly. I get that Eddie is looking for answers, hell, I'd be looking too, but I think h...more**spoiler alert** I don't know what to think about this book exactly. I get that Eddie is looking for answers, hell, I'd be looking too, but I think her brain died on the same day as her dad.
The minute that Culler guy came into the picture I backed away from my book and thought WOW, what a freak. At first it seemed like he was making it all up, since Eddie didn't know he was her dad's student, but at least that part of his story was the truth. That's pretty much where it ended though. What he did was completely messed up, and then the way he 'handled' the situation after Eddies pin-up moment? "Oh I was going to call you in a few weeks". WEEKS? (I'm using my shrieking voice here) Suuuuuure, that didn't make it look like you were some kind of pervert, you sick bastard.
I don't even understand why Eddie let things go that far, what was that about exactly? Maybe it's because I'm not the kind of girl who feels the need to expose herself to a guy she doesn't know, but I really don't get it. It had nothing to do with her grief. It kinda felt like it was some obligatory nude scene that just got thrown in because the contract said there had to be one. I'm sorry, maybe it had a deeper meaning, but if so, I completely missed it. Don't get me wrong, it's not the nude part that weirded me out, it was just the randomness of it all. I want to see your face when you are reading about two people having a normal conversations and then suddenly, out of nowhere, this guy pops up.
I'm terribly fond of Milo, I liked every scene he was in. His relationship with Eddie is sweet, deep, meaningful, difficult, complicated and I really hope they'll end up together. They just have to end up together.(less)
I'm so so so sorry Arlene, but I'm in 50% and I still don't like the book. I really tried.
I don't sympathize with...moreTBR Reduce Challenge #1- 2011: Arlene
I'm so so so sorry Arlene, but I'm in 50% and I still don't like the book. I really tried.
I don't sympathize with Lennie, I don't get her Toby thing, I don't feel her loss or her pain. It's like watching a movie without sound: you see what's happening, but you don't really get into it because something important is missing.
I wanted to like this so much because so many of my friends loved this.(less)
Wow, could this book be any cheesier? I is disappoint.
I remember reading about Alex, absolutely unaware of how my clothes had spontaneously combusted...moreWow, could this book be any cheesier? I is disappoint.
I remember reading about Alex, absolutely unaware of how my clothes had spontaneously combusted while I was sitting there, completely engrossed and hanging on to every word. I re-read certain parts again and again, feeling my stomach to back flips and various other tricks that you only see in a Cirque Du Soleil performance, but Chain Reaction... I don't know, I'm still kinda waiting for some reaction. Anything.
The most exciting thing about this book is the cover and that thing is a complete lie. A LIE, I TELL YOU.
I spent so much time looking forward to this. What a waste.(less)
Another visual review, again one with a picture of my face: Puffy red eyes and a goofy smile on my face. It took ma a while to read this book but it w...moreAnother visual review, again one with a picture of my face: Puffy red eyes and a goofy smile on my face. It took ma a while to read this book but it was worth taking things slow. My god. So worth it.
It's like my friend Nic said in her review: It's like you are there with the characters. You are sitting at their table, in the middle of it, being a part of it all. They are beyond real. I won't be surprised if I run into one of them one day. I really hope I do.
Books just don't get any better than this.
And now, me and my small crush on Sam are going to hug this book and bawl our eyes out. Because I'm so sad. And so happy.
Thank you Olivia for lending me your copy. Thank you Nic for sending me a copy. Thank you both for sharing this with me.(less)
The people who know me around here, know that I have a hard time expressing my feelings about books I like. Well... No wait, I'm sorry, this is all wr...moreThe people who know me around here, know that I have a hard time expressing my feelings about books I like. Well... No wait, I'm sorry, this is all wrong because I don't like this book.
I love it. Every single word on every single page.
This was the first time that I didn't want to finish a book because I had so much fun reading it. I felt really happy and really sad at the same time when I turned the last page.
Many many thanks to all the Bookers who recommended this book to me. I'm sure I would never have read this if you guys hadn't told me about it. Thank you Olivia, for ordering it so I could take it home with me. I really appreciate your kindness.
I'm really looking forward to reading The Piper's Son but I'm going to wait just a few days before I devour that book. Because I already know I won't be able to stop once I read the first page.(less)