I liked this book. It was a good story, and it moved a long pretty quickly. Although that may be one complaint too. Josh and Bree moved quickly feelin...moreI liked this book. It was a good story, and it moved a long pretty quickly. Although that may be one complaint too. Josh and Bree moved quickly feelings wise. They acted like they knew each other longer than they actually had. But thats a minor complaint, because after the first few chapters you forget about that anyway.
By dressing like a porn star, it doesn't leave much for me to explore later on. These girls are showing their cards way before they won the hand. Not, Bree. Her cards are hidden well. And, I love a good card game.
"I won't hurt you. Kay? Permission to go Twilight?" I ask. All chicks love Twilight right? I had to find a way for Bree to get how I feel about her but also get the conversation back to a comfortable level.
"Twilight? Like Edward Cullen… Twilight?" She giggles.
"Depends. Are you a Jacob or Edward fan?" I'm getting in to my role.
sh*t. She had to make this really hard for me. "Okay… here it goes. You remember the first movie when Edward says he feels very protective of Bella?"
"Classic Line. Of course."
"I feel very protective of you." I'm pretty sure I got the Edward line down. I had to really search may brain for a Jacob line. Suddenly, it hits me. I got the perfect line but I'm not sure if it was second of the third movie. I take a risk. "I'm exactly right for you, Bree."
~Josh and Bree
Wow. This is my Disney Princess moment. Sure, he is not the clean-cut prince you see in the movies. But, the butterflies in my stomach don't care that he doesn't fit in the mold. Plus, it is about time Disney introduces a prince with tattoos and a lip ring, don't you think?
~Bree (and YES I agree! Even if it is a movie for just the parents!)
I'm so sad it's over!! :( Well technically the series isn't over, but as for Blaire and Rush, they will now be secondary characters. :( I loved readin...moreI'm so sad it's over!! :( Well technically the series isn't over, but as for Blaire and Rush, they will now be secondary characters. :( I loved reading about them.
I am so over Nannette though!! I hate her, I freaking HATE HER!
Also, there was just one tiny part of the story that never got resolved… the whole thing where Rush thought sweet Blaire said hurtful things to his stupid manipulative, evil sister. WHY WAS THAT NEVER CORRECTED??!! It was so small, but it really ticked me off!
Anyway, I loved this, I loved that we got to travel along with Blaire and Rush after the wedding and after the baby. Most stories stop after those milestones, but this one kept going so we got a glimpse of their life as a happy couple.
I am SO feeling Harlow and Grant. As soon as Harlow was introduced I was like GRANT!!!! I can't wait to read that book!(less)
So Blaire went home and told Rush to leave and broke my heart….
I loved this story too. I am so glad that the Blair...moreBlaire and Rush's story continues….
So Blaire went home and told Rush to leave and broke my heart….
I loved this story too. I am so glad that the Blaire didn't drag her secret out until the end of the book. She talked to Rush pretty quick and you didn't have to wait for forever for them to start working things out. I would take more time to review this except I can't wait to read the next book!!!! I have to get to it NOW!
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"I will do anything. Anything, Blaire, just to be near you. I can't think about anything else. I can't focus on anything. So never think you're inconveniencing me. You need me, I'm there."
Blaire has officially lost everything… her sister, her mother and her home. She has nowhere to go, so she turns to her father, the one who walked out...moreBlaire has officially lost everything… her sister, her mother and her home. She has nowhere to go, so she turns to her father, the one who walked out on her family after the tragic death of her twin sister. Her father has a new family though. One very different from the one Blaire grew up with. Blaire comes from a little southern town in Alabama, but as she pulls up to the sprawling mansion in the ritzy town of Rosemary, Florida she immediately feels out of place.
This is where she meets Rush. Her step brother. Rush's rock star father has made sure he wants for nothing. Anything money can buy, Rush could have. Rush has many houses, and cars and a different girl every night. He wants nothing to do with a girl whose father has been mooching off of him.
Rush can't seem to stop thinking about Blaire and although he tries to keep his distance he can't always stop himself from taking what he wants.
As he gets to know Blaire he realizes she is nothing like her selfish father. She is gentle and kind and good and she has an inner strength that Rush can't help but admire. The more he knows her, the more he realizes she is too good for him. He would be no good for her.
But Blaire disagrees and once she finds her voice and tells Rush what she wants, his resolve crumbles.
Most everyone in Rosemary agrees that Rush is no good for Blaire, and warns her that Rush's family has secrets that would cause him to turn his back on Blaire. Blaire is tired of being left behind, but she hopes that Rush will open up to her and trust her with the truth that distances him from her.
I really loved Blaire's character. She was honest and she didn't play games and you just couldn't help but admire her. At first I wasn't a big fan of Rush. I didn't like his hot and cold attitude. But when he finally decided to treat Blaire the way she deserved to be treated he grew on me fast. And then at the end it was official. I loved him.
Especially the last few pages. (view spoiler)[ My heart broke for him, as he broke apart in front of Blaire. I wanted to scream "DON'T GO RUSH. I FORGIVE YOU AND WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER!!"
This was about a hockey player who was not your typical womanizer falling in love with a cautious woman who was afraid of being hurt by a womanizer.
I...moreThis was about a hockey player who was not your typical womanizer falling in love with a cautious woman who was afraid of being hurt by a womanizer.
I though this book had a lot of potential. I loved the sample that I downloaded and immediately bought the book when I finished the sample. But towards the end of the book I started to get bored. There was no conflict. It was just a story about two people falling in love. I thought the part with Steven, the crazy ex fiancé, could have played a larger part in the story, but it sort of fizzled out.
I didn't like how the POV would change in the same paragraph. I like alternating POV's but it was sort of weird to be in Lacey's head in once sentence and then Jody's in the next. I also didn't care for the summarizing. They would be having a conversation and then the author would summarize the rest of the conversation in a short paragraph explaining what they said. It made it feel rushed.
I was expecting there to be an issue with puck bunnies. The introduction to the book was spent explaining what a puck bunny was. I thought that meant it would play a larger role in the book, (especially since Lacey was so paranoid about cheating. I kept waiting for a big misunderstanding, and there was that one time he used her soap, but that was it.) But it didn't… at all. I thought that was sort of weird. The whole introduction was unnecessary, because it didn't pertain to the book at all. If anything, the introduction should have explained what an enforcer was. That would have made more sense.
I did enjoy Jody's character. He was not your typical alpha male, who had slept around and had his fair share of women. He was possessive and protective of what he considered his (which I loved btw, I loved that he wanted to take care of Lacey even though it sort of irritated her, which in turn irritated me), but he was also selective in what he was willing to protect. His head wasn't turned by every woman who looked his way. He was mean and nasty when he had to be, but a big old softy when it came to his woman. I really liked him. -Although I did think the Top Gun ringtone was a little over the top.
Oh yeah and sometimes the book felt dated by their speech… like the term beau for boyfriend… My 75 year old mom is the only person I know who says that. Minor issue, but it bugged me a little.
I loved the ending... (view spoiler)[finding out Lacey was pregnant. That was an awesome surprise. But I wish the epilogue would have been further in the future, either right before or right after the baby was born. (hide spoiler)] I do love hockey books, and I enjoyed this while I read it, I just felt a little unfulfilled at the end when I realized there was no real conflict or problem for the couple to overcome.
"[…] You wear your heart on your sleeve, man. How do you do that? How can you be such a bruiser on the ice and such a marshmallow off it?"
Jody threw a bottle cap at him. "Marshmallow? Am I really that bad?"
"Dude… as soon as she walks in the room you go all gooey-eyed and sh*t. It's embarrassing."
This book just didn't do it for me. I think it was a personal thing. Other people will probably like it. But I just didn't care for the characters.
Pai...moreThis book just didn't do it for me. I think it was a personal thing. Other people will probably like it. But I just didn't care for the characters.
Paige- She annoyed me. I didn't think her innocence came off as cute, I thought it came off as childish. Her weird freak outs would have scared any guy away. She sounded unstable… and a little psychotic at times. She was extremely flighty, promising Andrew one thing and then turning around and betraying her promise, what?…10 minutes later? I did NOT get what was so special about her.
Katy- I could never really get a good feel for her. It seemed like she was a good friend one minute and then the next she was extremely selfish and thoughtless with their friendship. I didn't understand how Paige could forgive her so easily (view spoiler)[when she thought she had slept with Andrew… not that she really had any reason to be upset, she sort of forgot all about him and her promise to him because she was basically dating Spencer at that point (hide spoiler)].
Spencer- I really didn't see what was so great about him. I thought he was kind of gross. The first time she meets him he is having sex with Katy and instead of being disgusted with him when she thinks about it, she gets turned on. I thought the whole situation was weird. How he and Katy (Kate) were friends and acted like they had not slept together. Weird. And he became creepy status for me when I found out he was freaking 26 years old and still in college, still in a frat and still sleeping with all these 18 year old girls. EW!
Andrew- I felt like his character took a weird turn. He seemed like two different characters at times. Bi polar, maybe? He was extremely cool and laid back and then he would fly off the handle and get violent with little to no provoking. Also, he had to grow up extremely fast and I just didn't think he would have been acting so immature like he did. He had more important things to worry about than getting caught up in college drama. I also didn't think the ending was his character at all. It felt like, to me, that the author needed a reason for us to dislike him so she created this situation to make him look bad, even though it was out of character for him. It just didn't feel right.
Again, I can see where other readers might love this story… but not me. I just wasn't feeling it.
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I enjoyed this book. There were a few times Makayla annoyed me though, and I really didn't care for her friend Amanda. She was stupid. I didn't get th...moreI enjoyed this book. There were a few times Makayla annoyed me though, and I really didn't care for her friend Amanda. She was stupid. I didn't get the whole thing with her and the doctor. How could the doctor possibly think he would have a chance with Makayla after sleeping with her best friend numerous times. It was weird.
I absolutely loved their text messages.
"What do you mean a different name? That's my name. Well, it's my nickname. But that's what people call me. I'm not going to choose another name just because you don't like it." My hands find my hips, and I give him my second-best-scowl-my best scowl being reserved for less handsome irritating men.
Unable to resist, I dip in a finger and pop it in my mouth, closing my eyes at the first, creamy, rich, chocolatey banana burst of flavor. Ahhh. Heaven
"I brought you a-"
My eyes fly open. Torment is standing in front of me with a bowl and a spoon and eyes as wide as the ice cream lid.
"Spoon." He chokes out the last word, and his eyes lock on the finger in my mouth. I pull it out with a loud, elegant pop.
"looks like you don't need it," he chuckles.
"I…it's so good…I couldn't wait." My face heats. "Usually I use a spoon. Always, actually. I always use a spoon."
~Max (Torment) and Makayla
I loved this WHOLE texting conversation, but I won't type out the whole thing, just the end.
I'm a big girl. I can handle myself
You're a sexy girl. I want to handle you
You need me, I'm there
Maybe I should come and find you
~MaKayla and Max
Max attacks Misery with the kind of vigor only reserved for really dirty ovens.
~description of Max fighting Misery… I thought was hilarious!
Samantha has been kidnapped and tortured for 2 months by terrorists in Afghanistan. She is just waiting for her heart to stop beating so she can leave...moreSamantha has been kidnapped and tortured for 2 months by terrorists in Afghanistan. She is just waiting for her heart to stop beating so she can leave this hell behind. But before that happens Angel shows up. Angel walks into her little hut and tells her he is here to rescue her. She trusts him after his first touch. A touch that sent electricity through her system instead of fear.
I'm a little torn on how to rate this book. I really enjoyed it. I thought it was really different. I haven't read to many books with such a heavy, weighted subject. I don't really know what it says about me that I enjoyed it so much. But despite the fact that I really enjoyed it, there were a lot of times that I thought Samantha was healing, mentally, too quickly. I think she would have been a little more timid around men, especially after the bathroom scene at the gas station. (After that I'm surprised she didn't cower behind Angel every time she saw a man, since the past two months she had only seen violence from every male she met except Angel) And I just don't think after everything she had been through, she would be focusing so much on Angel's looks. I think she would have been a little more traumatized.
BUT, if she had been that way, I might not have liked the story as much. Who knows. I'm looking forward to reading the next book.
It was pretty action packed, and I couldn't put it down. I was sucked in from the first chapter. It really sucks that the next book doesn't come out for another year. :( I loved when Angel would let his walls down, and I loved that they seemed drawn to each other despite the horrible circumstances. I liked that Samantha turned to Angel for comfort and I loved that Angel gave it to her. I also love how patient he was with her, their situation was extremely stressful, but he was so good at calming her down when she would freak out.
Also, I hope some questions are answered, if Angel loved Samantha, why wouldn't he talk to her when she called? Did he not know the tailspin of depression she went into when he left? Could he see her depression when he saw her at the wedding? And had he been there the whole time? I WANT TO KNOW!
There were things I loved about this book, and there were things that annoyed me. I loved the whole storyline. Rich girl, with a very demanding mother...moreThere were things I loved about this book, and there were things that annoyed me. I loved the whole storyline. Rich girl, with a very demanding mother. Her mother demanded perfection to the point that Nora lost her identity and didn't know who she was anymore. Her mother pushed her so hard she just cracked.
What I didn't like was how Leo would push her away, and then breakdown and tell her how much he thought about her and say stuff like "I can't fight it anymore..." but then turn right back around and put a wall between them again.
I loved the quotes at the beginning of each chapter.
"If love is the answer, then I'm changing the question."
"Someday, Someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked out with anyone el...moreI loved the quote at the beginning of this book.
"Someday, Someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked out with anyone else."
Elle is a lawyer. She has a troublesome past.
Nico is an MMA fighter. He has his own demons, involving a fight where his punch killed his opponent.
Nico is struggling to deal with what happened, Elle has for the most part dealt with her demons, and struggles to pull Nico through his guilt and open his eyes to the truth that what happened was not his fault.
Good story. I enjoyed it a lot.
"And when I look in your eyes I see a little light flicker..."
He pauses for a second. I look at him, but still don't speak.
"And for the last twenty for hours all I could think about was what it would take for me to turn that flicker into a flame."
Ally and Kale had great chemistry right from the start. I loved their banter and playfulness. I loved Kale. He was very real. I loved that he wasn't f...moreAlly and Kale had great chemistry right from the start. I loved their banter and playfulness. I loved Kale. He was very real. I loved that he wasn't flawless.
He stood again to strip his own jeans and nearly tumbled over. "Sh*t. Pretend that didn't happen."
But near the end his character confused me. He did so much to reassure Ally and to be there for her, but then he sort of pulled away. I didn't really understand or think that fit his character up until that point. But I LOVED the ending. When everything with her stalker came to a head and he finally made contact. I just loved the story from there on out.
"You knew, you're kind of sexy when you're pissed."
I leaned back to look at him, my eyes narrowing. "Then I bet I'm supermodel-gorgeous right now."
~Kale and Ally
"Because I didn't want to scare you away. But now you've had a night to adjust and if I scare you off, then it wasn't meant to be."
"You don't believe in kismet, remember?"
"True, but it doesn't mean I don't think it exists."
"Actually, I think that's exactly what it means."
~Kale and Ally
Kale stared at me. "You okay, babe?"
"I'm...I don't know what I am, to be honest," I said with a laugh. "No, I think I'm pissed."
"Pissed is good. As long as it's not directed at me, that is. Our first fight has to be over something really good, like when I do something utterly stupid."
I shifted to look at him better, appreciating what he was trying to do. "Oh, like what?'
"Like refusing you sex when I have a headache or something. I'm prone to them, you know. It's bound to happen sooner or later."
"And that's a fight worthy offense?"
"Oh, yeah. You'll call me everything in the book but good. Actually, you'll probably call me that, too, but you'll be pissed about it."
~Kale and Ally
"Okay. Sleep well, Kale."
"I plan on it. Can I dream of you?"
"Mean. I don't mind if you dream of me. In fact, I think you should. You should dream of me-"