SUGARBABY was an okay read for me. I did like the main MC, and her friends, and even felt a strong connection with her at time. Her friends2.5 Stars!
SUGARBABY was an okay read for me. I did like the main MC, and her friends, and even felt a strong connection with her at time. Her friends were funny and I enjoyed their friendship with Jadyn. They had a great bond.
Aside from that, I had too many issues with this story. My first issue is the whole way Jadyn and Noah meet. She sends him a text by mistake, which was meant for her friend Diana. Noah writes back, and the both immediately have this “connection”. After exchanging a couple of text, he ends up at her job a couple of days later. Jadyn doesn’t really know who they are and treats them like any other customer. Of course she pieces it together and is just as curious as Noah is. I, honestly, would have been freaked out that this boy felt the need to find me, but that is just me. I also understand why he did it. Noah is bored and in hiding so, why not? He has nothing else to do, right? I think my biggest issue is that the text conversation were just so dead. There really wasn’t anything THAT exciting between the texting.
Anyway, I don’t want to give too much away. Once all this happens and things take off a bit, I actually started liking their relationship. I kept reading and was hoping for a HEA between the two. But somewhere along the way the story sort of changed. Noah decides to deal with his issues and drags Jadyn along. I feel like his entire personality changed and I no longer cared for him. In fact, I sort of got bored. Jadyn becomes like this caretaker and is always trying to help him, and in the process keeps getting hurt. To some, this makes for a perfect story. And I get it, there has to be some kind of drama. But this just wasn’t for me.
I hate writing reviews like this, and normally I don’t write a review or rate a book that I did not read until the end, but I read 90% of it and felt that I should share my thoughts. Obviously the author did something right if I was that frustrated while reading, right? LOL!
I wasn’t aware that this was a part of a series. Even though I wasn’t a fan of SUGARBABY, I did buy the first in the series, HONEYTRAP – which features different characters.
If you love NEW ADULT CONTEMP. I say give SUGARBABY a try. It wasn’t a story for me, but I am pretty sure tons of NA fans will chew this baby up. :)...more
Kelly Keaton kept me at the edge of my seat! I missed Ari and her kick butt moves!
the endddddd -- what? Kelly shat*sigh* I missed everyone in NEW 2!
Kelly Keaton kept me at the edge of my seat! I missed Ari and her kick butt moves!
the endddddd -- what? Kelly shattered me and then put me back together!
My emotions are all over the place right now that I don't even know what to say!
if you want a good YA paranormal romance, definitely pick this one up! Don't worry, you don't have to be familiar with the first couple books. though I recommend them! ;) It's been a while since I've read them, but I wasn't lost one bit, and to be honest, this felt like a BRAND NEW story featuring my favorite characters. Kelly gives enough background for you to get the gist of it all.
I hope there is more! It has a complete ending, but leaves room for another.
loved it! I recommend this book to all YA LOVERS!...more
See... this is the reason why I sometimes hate reading ARCs. Now I have to wait over a year for the next book. Though, I am super happy with the endinSee... this is the reason why I sometimes hate reading ARCs. Now I have to wait over a year for the next book. Though, I am super happy with the ending. I am so glad it ended the way that it did, and I actually hoped it would go the route that it did.
I think I love this story more than Throne of Glass. LOL!
Let me start by saying that Mayhem took me by surprise. I started reading it with the intention of just reading a couple of pages to get a3.5 stars!!
Let me start by saying that Mayhem took me by surprise. I started reading it with the intention of just reading a couple of pages to get a feel for the author’s writing, the characters, and then come back to it another time, but instead I ended up finishing it the same day. It’s a fast read. I also want to add that I am completely burned out on New Adult Contemporary, so being able to finish this story says a lot. I can’t even begin to tell you how many books I’ve started that are Contemporary New Adult and I quit mid book. Not that they are horrible, but it all just starts to read the same. I do have some issues with MAYHEM, but I will get to that in a bit.
The story kicks off with girl is out with her best friend, best friend gives her a make-over, tells her to live a little, etc. You get the gist, right? I immediately thought, here we go… goodie goodie falls for bad boy rocker. Bad boy rocker has some kind of past he can’t deal with and pushes her away, blah, blah, blah. But nope! It was a lot more than that, and a lot better than I was expecting.
Rowan’s night goes from okay to horrible in just minutes. I was a bit iffy on if I would like Rowan or not. Her reaction to what she just witnessed was not a normal one. At least not in my world. I wouldn’t have just sat back and eaten it the way she did. It really bugged me the way she handled things in the beginning. To me it just wasn’t real. However, this leads her to Adam. Adam is everything you would expect of a bad boy rocker. Drinks, sleeps around, parties, and just lives his life on the edge. However, Jamie Shaw didn't not go overboard on his personality. He wasn't disrespectful or abusive to woman in any way. I think I would have thrown my kindle if he was. He sort of had a clean attitude about things. He had his fun, but kept everything cool and wasn't too crazy.
Adam and Peach meet at this club, and immediately there is a connection. Peach (Rowan) turns to Adam for a quick, but sort of clean hook-up. She just wanted to forget what happened, and knew Adam would do the job. What she didn't expect was that Adam would forever be hooked on her after that night.
Stepping back into her normal life, Rowan did not expect to see him ever again. When she does, it's in her french class. Adam has no idea that Rowan is Peach, and actually ignores her for like a quarter of the book. It isn't until Rowan puts herself in a situation where she is forced on the road with Adam and to tutor him in French, and help him pass his classes.
This is where the story really got interesting for me. I loved EVERYTHING about Rowan and Adam while on the road. I laughed so much! I loved that Rowan was a goodie, goodie, but she sure as hell had a mouth on her. The girl defended herself, and even though there was some back forth between her and Adam, when made up her mind about something, she stuck with it.
My issues with the story are that till the very end, the characters felt a little younger than what they were supposed to be. At times I felt like I was reading a young adult. I know that new adult isn't too far from the whole young adult years, but there were times that they felt a lot younger than eighteen.
Another issue I had was that I don't think there really was any closure to Rowan's huge dilemma. The beginning of the book she gets slapped in the face with the truth, and yet, she ignores it for almost the entire book. Doesn't really face the issue. I honestly don't know what was the point of adding all the extra stuff, when she treated it like it was over and done with. Maybe it's just me, and I missed something, but I don't get the point of it all except that she met Adam.
Aside from that, I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next!
First book for 2015, and LOVED IT! Off to start the second one now. I loved Titus! I also loved all the magic, potions, portals, magic wand stuff... aFirst book for 2015, and LOVED IT! Off to start the second one now. I loved Titus! I also loved all the magic, potions, portals, magic wand stuff... ah! such a great book! my only regret is not reading it sooner!...more
I cannot stress enough how much I love Gray & Dylan!!!!!!! So happy with the ending! Leaves room for another book, but can also be the end. I am hI cannot stress enough how much I love Gray & Dylan!!!!!!! So happy with the ending! Leaves room for another book, but can also be the end. I am hoping for another book,though. I cannot get enough of them! Full review to come!
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I am at a loss for words. This is the first series that I’ve read in a very long time where book one, two, and three were all a HUGE FIVE stars for me! I loved the first book in the series, FIRST COMES LOVE, and raved about it when I was done. It was actually one of the very first contemporaries I've read. I wasn’t big on contemporary reads. My favorite type of books were always supernatural/paranormal. I gave this series a shot because I loved Katie Kacvinsky’s dystopian novels, and was familiar with her writing. I am so happy I did because this series will forever be one of my favorites and on the very top of my recommendation list. FIRST COMES LOVE was also the very first New Adult I've ever read. Originally it was labeled Young Adult since at that time the New Adult genre had not lifted off the ground yet.
What I like, or should I say, ABSOLUTELY love about this series is all the emotions Gray and Dylan go through. How real it felt while reading. I got so lost in their emotions and fell so completely in love with the both of them... my poor little heart!! It definitely is one heck of a roller coaster ride. And the best part is that you can read each book as a standalone. I mean there will be a couple of questions here and there, but not enough to leave you confused and wanting more. Each book really is a brand new story with a complete ending.
FINALLY, FOREVER is the third in the series and by far my favorite! I loved the first two, no, ADORED the first two in the series, but this one just really got to me. I cried, laughed, smiled from ear to ear… I basically went through every emotion someone in love goes through while reading this book. Katie Kacvinsky has written one of the best romantic couples ever.
If you’re a new adult lover who is also a sucker for a good heart ripping story that leaves you happy in the end, DEFINITELY PICK THIS BOOK UP! You can start from the beginning with FIRST COMES LOVE, or just dive right into FINALLY, FOREVER. I love, love, love this series! I will forever be a fan of Katie Kacvinsky. I thought her dystopian series was amazing, but this just tops it all. ...more
I love this sequel! I was so scared to start it because I thought the author would rip apart my all-time f4.5 stars! Great ending! I love this couple!
I love this sequel! I was so scared to start it because I thought the author would rip apart my all-time favorite couple and break my poor little heart! I really, really enjoyed CRAVING HIM just as much as the first. Emmy and Ben have such a strong connection and I loved that Kendall Ryan did not destroy this. Usually the second book in a series the author breaks a couple up, and more than half the book they are separated, only to end up together at the end.
In CRAVING HIM, Emmy and Ben are together for almost the entire book. They face a lot of issues, but go through them together. I LOVED THIS! It was such a huge change from all the other books I've read lately. I have become such a big fan of Kendall Ryan’s books and will continue to read them. I have her on my AUTO BUY list. She writes great stories filled with believable characters, strong situations, lots of humor, and tons more. I just cannot get enough.
CRAVING HIM was a great sequel with a perfect ending. Ben grows a lot in this book and you really see the change in him. He was true to his word. Despite his past and all the loose screws in his head, he knew he wanted Emmy and was willing to change his life and give up all the fame and fortune if he had to just to keep her. I am literally blushing writing this review. Love me some Ben!
My only complaint was the wedge that finally does come between them (NOT FOR LONG). I didn’t really think that was a good enough reason to really get upset. And it sucks that I can’t really go into details because it would be a spoiler. So, back to why I love this book so much. ;)
I just do! It’s steamy, entertaining, romantic, and very emotional. You definitely have to read WORKING IT – book one in the series in order to really follow book two. Don’t worry… it’s worth it!
After taking a couple of weeks to process this story, and talk about it with my close friends who have
After taking a couple of weeks to process this story, and talk about it with my close friends who have read it, I’ve come to conclusion that I really, really enjoyed this novel.
Aside from the similarities to other books I’ve read that annoyed me to no end, it was a fantastic read. The chemistry between the characters was good. The action scenes were non-stop. There is plenty of mystery behind each character, and the romance was swoon worthy. I read FORBIDDEN in one day because I just could not put it down. Even when I was frustrated and wanted to scream at the characters like a crazy women, I just could not stop reading. I was cooking and reading. Giving my kids a bath and reading. Watching TV and reading. I could not stop reading until the very last word.
I really enjoyed it! When you first start reading it you can sort of predict what would happen next, but once you reach the middle, the story completely changes. Every chapter pretty much surprised me. I cannot wait for the second book! I am happy I read it and in the end enjoyed it enough to look past my little issues with it. I think this book is going to be devoured by many.
It is labeled New Adult, but I can tell you right now IT IS NOT. Well, at least to me it wasn’t. This felt like a young adult novel one hundred percent.
I enjoyed this one. I know a lot of readers had issues with it, but I stayed up all night reading. I did have issues with some parts of the story, andI enjoyed this one. I know a lot of readers had issues with it, but I stayed up all night reading. I did have issues with some parts of the story, and at times felt it would slow down, pick up speed, slow down, etc. but overall, I enjoyed it. ...more
What happens to your body when you die? Where does your soul go? How do you reach your loved ones to help them get over your passing and what if they still had something to tell you?
Ashes to Ashes is a journey that 16 year old Callie takes after a horrific accident. Callie is a thrill seeker, she uses this to mask the emptiness that she has after losing her mother to an illness many years before, which puts her in some pretty questionable situations.
It’s the summer between her sophomore and junior year of high school and her father has just given her first car. Having this car would change Callie's outlook on life forever!
In the Prism (the other realm), Callie meets the Guides-Thatcher, Sarah, & Ryan who will teach her what she needs to know to put her loved ones at ease and help them accept her death.
Along her journey throughout the Prism she learns that there too exists good and evil when it comes to the ghosts. She's taught in a sense that one's energy is like GOLD!
Throughout my reading, I noticed that Ms. Walker has her characters experience as many emotions as possible-sadness, anger, fear, embarrassment, happiness, and exhilaration.
Ms. Walker's writing style draws the reader into the pages of the book, I was able to feel the emotions with Callie, and I couldn't wait to see what happened next whether it be good or bad.
The book takes quite a few interesting turns which keep the reader's attention. Ashes to Ashes is packed with drama, romance, and action/suspense.
I recommend this book for ages 16+ because of the dramatics in the storyline, it may be a bit too much for a younger reader.
Ms. Walker, I would like to see more of this story continued from the Epilogue.
Out of 5 stars my recommendation would be 4.5....more
Okay, I don't even know why I am wasting my time writing this review because we all know how I love Jennifer L. Armentrout's books. I mean with all thOkay, I don't even know why I am wasting my time writing this review because we all know how I love Jennifer L. Armentrout's books. I mean with all that she writes, and how quickly she releases books I have to wonder if everything she puts out on bookshelves are worth picking up. There has to be at least one book that I will dislike, right? Well, that has not happened yet. Don't get me wrong, I am not sitting around waiting for a bad book by her. I love that so far she has impressed me with just about every book she releases, and hope it stays this way.
When I got my hands on Bitter Sweet Love I was a little hesitant to read it. As much as her idea of gargoyle's sounds unique and different, I just could not picture humans who shift into gargoyle form. There aren't many books out there about gargoyles so I didn't really have much to go on. This was definitely a different kind of read for me, and very unique.
Bitter Sweet Love is a great start to The Dark Elements series. You get just enough background on everyone and everything, a romance, and meet Layla and Zayne -- your two main characters in White Hot Kiss. For such a short novella it also has plenty of suspense and action. It's a great story and if this any clue to what is to come in White Hot Kiss, I am sold. ...more