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)
At first I kinda liked this, the pictures were creepy and weird, but then things just god bizarre and I never felt like I got a decent explanation for...moreAt first I kinda liked this, the pictures were creepy and weird, but then things just god bizarre and I never felt like I got a decent explanation for any of the strange events.
Probably because things are retold from so-called memory, and the author was just a kid back then.
The ending was just what ruined it completely for me. I didn't exactly understand how things went from weird stalker things to that and what it had to do with the 'the man' and his obsession with the narrator.
This story had it's moments, but not too many of them, alas.(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)
I honestly don't know how I feel about this one...
First of all, there were so many pages and I was expecting I'd get bored not even halfway through it...moreI honestly don't know how I feel about this one...
First of all, there were so many pages and I was expecting I'd get bored not even halfway through it, but apparently I was wrong because I finished it in less than a week.
If this is what love is supposed to be like then I really don't know if I still want it. There is so much love and so much pain, and it kills me. I always knew what was coming and it didn't hurt any less when it happened.
I have been let down a lot in my love life and while you are in a bad relationship, you kinda don't see things the way they are because after a while you feel like you need that person in your life. And honestly, when love is that bad, you really don't. Dusty may be the one with the heavy addiction, but Bliss is just as bad.
What they both need from each other is something I hope I'll never have to experience in my life, and I've been in some pretty shitty relationships. I don't want somebody to be my breath, my blood or my life, I want somebody that completes me, not a poisoned apple.
I can't say I really enjoyed reading this (because of the subject) but as far as stories go, this one kept me going.(less)
I loved this book just as much as the first 3, but I have to get this off my chest.
It's starting to bug me that there is almost NO development...moreSoooo...
I loved this book just as much as the first 3, but I have to get this off my chest.
It's starting to bug me that there is almost NO development in the relationship between Charley and Reyes. It's always the same thing: they are angry at each other for lots of reasons, but as soon as you put them in the same room they are in a life-or-death situation, where Reyes jumps in and cuts through her attacker's spine, or he is all over her lady parts and very much into heavy petting. (the latter I don't mind honestly, but sometimes he does it in situations where I'm shrieking "WHAT, NOW???" at my Kindle, and adds absolutely nothing to the story, besides giving the reader a few pleasant tingles in her very own lady parts.)
Kissing collar bones, nipping on ear lobes, heavy neck breathing... That's all really nice but I'd like to see something different now.
I understand their dynamics and why they are attracted to each other on a deeper level, but neither of them can keep it in their pants.
He's constantly telling her she is capable of almost anything (at least something new happened to her in this book, which I loved) but even Reyes doesn't know what that means exactly, and up intil the very end she was too stubborn to actually listen for once.
I'm hoping him moving in next door will actually make things happen for them, because I'll be the one about to have an out-of-body experience if they don't get to know each other on a more 'normal' level.(less)
Well... That went quick, I finished this one in less than a day, AND I was at work for 8 hours :)
I love it when a book keeps me up at night, when I j...moreWell... That went quick, I finished this one in less than a day, AND I was at work for 8 hours :)
I love it when a book keeps me up at night, when I just can't wait to get home and read :) I just wish I had more to say about this one, besides OMGSOAMAZING and OMGILOVEDIT.
I kinda suck at writing reviews about books I adore, I just sit there, all starry-eyed, imagining doing all kinds of romantic stuff with Reyes this book... Walk down the aisle while Reyes is waiting for me by the altar... Stand at the front of a boat while stretching my arms out while Reyes is pressing up against my back but then his hands slide down my...
Some parts got so drawn out it kinda felt like 'oh yeah, wait, we just need to squeeze this in right before the ending!' while other things rushed by...moreSome parts got so drawn out it kinda felt like 'oh yeah, wait, we just need to squeeze this in right before the ending!' while other things rushed by so fast I had to read some parts at least twice. And for some reason (could be me) it isn't always too clear for me where or how a character is standing so it's difficult for me to picture the scene in my head.
That could be because English isn't my first language but I've never had this much trouble.
But still, I did enjoy this a lot, probably because of Charley's insane sense of humor (plus the bumper stickers and t-shirts) and her interactions with Cookie.
And Reyes just... Pops up. Sometimes.(but I love those parts the most, for obvious reasons)(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)
Good god, this book was boring. I gave up after reading about 60% of the thing.
Nick was boring, Bess was boring and the 'best friend' (forgot the name...moreGood god, this book was boring. I gave up after reading about 60% of the thing.
Nick was boring, Bess was boring and the 'best friend' (forgot the name already) was a complete bitch. I don't even know why anybody would want a friend like that. At one point Bess mentions how the BFF wants to prove how every guy likes her more (= she makes up stories, about Nick being queer, for example)
The entire story has a weird angle, but I just couldn't be bothered anymore and I completely lost interest after dragging myself through the pages.(less)
Spoilers coming up, but then again, you aren't missing much and I'm sparing you the effort of having to read it yourself. Trust me, go read something...moreSpoilers coming up, but then again, you aren't missing much and I'm sparing you the effort of having to read it yourself. Trust me, go read something else, cause WTF was that???
This has to be the worst thing I've ever read in my entire life, I swear. I'm sorry, I'm sure there are a lot of fans out there, but this book was just fucked up and most of all: Boring. Oh-so-BORING.
My god. The sex wasn't even hot, there was no seduction, nothing. "I took off my clothes. And then he fucked me. And I came. And then he came. And he drank my blood. And then I drank his blood. And then I turn into a virgin again. And then the next day, I took off my clothes. And we fucked." Or: "He slid his hands down my pants and by the time the car stopped I'd had 3 orgasms."
Wow geez, I can barely keep myself in check from all the hotness, be still my loins! That's what this books is like, chapter, after chapter, after chapter. -yawns loudly-
The thing that bothered me the most wasn't the BDSM, or the fisting, or the knives and the blood, it was the fact that 'drinking Christian's blood turned her into a virgin again'. Now I know what they mean, cause a girl's first time usually hurts, and that's what he's aiming for because she bleeds every time, but it's not like being a virgin is something you can go back to once you've had sex for the first time. Unless if the author thinks there really is such a thing as a hymen that's some kind of closed membrane that 'breaks' when a girl's cherry gets popped. I'm sorry but this has to be the silliest thing I've ever read.
ETA: apparently, I am completely wrong about hymens in general and they felt the need to set me straight. It is in fact, a closed membrane, I'm told. I just feel so bad for all the virgins out there who have monthly nose bleeds when they're on their period. I mean, where else would the stuff go? My biggest sympathies to all you young nose bleeders out there. -sniffle-
On top of the fact that they had the most boring sex life in literary history (and I'm using this term loosely), he tells her he doesn't love her, but then about 5 minutes later, he does. But she shouldn't love him back! No! I'll wipe your memory, fair Juliette, and set you back into the real world! No Christian, don't, me lubs you so much, please, hurt me some more!
But he does dump her. (and I'm glad he did cause that meant the book finally ends) And it works for like 5 seconds, so she gets her memory back, tries to kill herself and, of course; he comes to her rescue and turns her into a vampire. I think this paragraph alone is longer than the chapter where all those events took place.
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!!