Okay so I am going to say this first before I proceed with this review. This book was weird, amazing, and crazy all in one. I loved it and then I hateOkay so I am going to say this first before I proceed with this review. This book was weird, amazing, and crazy all in one. I loved it and then I hated it and then I would put it down and pick it up again only to love what was going on. A total and complete mind game this book was and I wasn't sure if I should laugh or cry be pissed thatb I kept reading or weep with joy.
Anyone ever read a book like that?
I mean this book was so crazy it had three virtues you had to live by or die. The three virtues are Honesty, Bravery, and Discovery. Really..............
Emmeline aka Em is living in her colony preparing for the long winter. She is about to turn of age to marry and has been proposed to but she is considered stained marked by evil so guys and girls stay away from her because she is labeled. Then something odd happens as she and her best friend Tom discover human bones by the river. Em becomes curious as to what is beyond the river and told never to go and look.
Well we all know what happens when we are told not to do something and this is where the story gets crazy and interesting all at once. What she finds in the woods beyond the river will forever change her and the colony.
On a side note there where some great characters in this book. Tom is Em's best friend. Kane is a shearer and is Em's friend. Brother Stockham who runs the colony, and last but not least Brother Jameson who I will spoile it is an asshole!...more
I have to start this review out by saying I am not sure why I did not read this book sooner. As in why did I not read it when it first came out? The cI have to start this review out by saying I am not sure why I did not read this book sooner. As in why did I not read it when it first came out? The cover is gorgeous and the premise of the story is one I love and adore. It is about caste systems and how each caste system works and is treated. But it is also a story of love and trust and no boundaries when it comes to finding the Prince his Princess. I am not going to go into the book because you really need to read it. I took the summer off for some health issues and to finish my Master’s Degree and the first series I decided to read was The Selection and I am so glad I did because. Can you imagine being in a caste system and sent a letter saying you had to fill out this application to become the next Princess? Well this happens to all the women in the country and 35 of the girls will be chosen to win the Prince over and he will chose one of them to be his wife.
When America signs up she is not exactly sure what to think or what to say about the choosing because she does not know the Prince or the Royal family so she is keeping quiet and to herself until she can figure out what is going on. When she has her first date with the Prince she realizes that he is anything but what she thought he was and with that they build a friendship that is strong and unbreakable and when the Prince has to eliminate the girls down to six America is one of the Elite six who stays.
What happened to make America change her mind about the Prince? Will she make it as an Elite? ...more
Oh Holy Baby Jesus KC Wells is a brilliant author! Okay this is the fourth book in the series and let me tell you I have never laughed so hard and criOh Holy Baby Jesus KC Wells is a brilliant author! Okay this is the fourth book in the series and let me tell you I have never laughed so hard and cried so much reading a book. Gareth and Andrew’s story is so amazing that you can’t put the book down. I mean I started reading it on my kindle and I could not put it down. I did not want to stop reading it because it had so many facets to it that I could not figure out what was going to happen the next second.
Gareth is a sub whose contract ended and he did not take on another Dom. He was so heartbroken because he loved his Master and wanted to renew his contract but his Master wanted someone younger and trainable. So Gareth got a job in a retail store and started stripping to supplement his income. He stayed in touch with Leo and Thomas at first but then stopped when he realized he was not going to go back to Collar and Cuffs. So he made new friends and started stripping and kept to himself. That was until he met Master Andrew.
Andrew lived in the UK but moved to the United States with his parents. A tragedy happened to him and he decided he would move back to the UK. When he meets Gareth something sparks there between them but Andrew has been hurt and he is closed off and so has Gareth. So what happens when the two off them realize they do care for one another? Will Gareth and Andrew break through the barriers and become a couple or will they let their past hurts dictate what is going to happen to them in the end…….. ...more
M/M Oh man I have never ever read a book where I could not put it down because I had to know what was coming next. I have to say this first though. ThiM/M Oh man I have never ever read a book where I could not put it down because I had to know what was coming next. I have to say this first though. This book is a MALE/MALE book and has some serious scenes in it that can be disturbing to many readers. Devon is a great author has that has taken an old story of good vs evil and God vs Satan and changed it and brought something new to the forefront and I have to say I need more.
Kinzer and Janka are angels sent from God to find out what is happening on earth. When Janka and Kinzer are caught by demons Kinzer has his wings clipped and Janka is killed. Kinzer is still on his mission to find out who is the spy is in heaven and who is causing all the issues on earth. When he finds out he can’t believe what is going on but the truth is not as easy as it looks.
What will happen to Kinzer when the truth finally comes out? ...more
Rush is a rush of a story. Imagine that football is your whole life and no matter what you do there will be nothing else but football in your life. YoRush is a rush of a story. Imagine that football is your whole life and no matter what you do there will be nothing else but football in your life. Your father shoves it down your throat, your girlfriend lives it, your lover is a cheerleader, and your best friend is also your teammate. This is the life that Brandon lives. He eats and sleeps football and no matter what he is determined to make it to the pros. The only problem in your life is that you are a closet gay male and the man you love is a cheerleader on your team.
For Alec he knew what he was and how he wanted to live. It did not matter to him that he was gay or a cheerleader. The only thing that bothered him was that he could not openly have the one person he wanted in his life. He knew that no matter what happened between them they could not go public and that for Alec was a huge NO because he hid from no one and no one dictated his life. So until Brandon can come out of the closet and love him the way he is then he will focus on his cheerleading and secretly watch Brandon.
Will Brandon come out or will he say in the closet? ...more
Double Alchemy is an amazing story that had me at the edge of my chair wondering what was going to happen. Lord Susan sure knows how to weave a story.Double Alchemy is an amazing story that had me at the edge of my chair wondering what was going to happen. Lord Susan sure knows how to weave a story. In this book we get to see a different side of Susan that had me giving her a standing ovation for her change from romance to paranormal. Man Susan you have rocked it and I need book two like yesterday!
In Double Alchemy we meet Quinn Fairmont who is a warlock that shares his body with a withinner named Taliesan. They balance each other out and together they fight the evil that lurks in the dark. On top of being a warlock Quinn is a philanthropist who does a lot to help out his community. Then we get to meet the gorgeous eye popping eye candy named Cade Mairston. There is something about Cade that is special and Quinn knows what it is. From the moment they meet they have this chemistry that can't be denied no matter how hard they try.
Cade and Quinn will learn a lot from each other and Quinn will do whatever it takes to take care of Cade and make sure no harm comes to him. As the danger lurks and things start to heat up between the two you get this crazy roller coaster ride of a story. Let me tell you it is full of twists and turns and filled with some crazy hot men who will do anything to be together. Will Cade realize in time what he is and what that means for him and Quinn or will it be to late for them? This is one story that had me on the edge of my seat and I could not wait to find out what was happening because Quinn and Cade definitely have this crazy chemistry going on. ...more
The Plantation Affair is one of the top ten favorite Gay Romance books I have read this year! I have to say that I am so fan girling Gregory because hThe Plantation Affair is one of the top ten favorite Gay Romance books I have read this year! I have to say that I am so fan girling Gregory because his writing never ceases to amaze me. I love how he writes with such clarity that as I was reading I could see the plantation and the pear tree and I could picture Deklan and Logan together.
In The Plantation Affair we meet Deklan who comes from a rich family and Logan who is the farm hand and black. Deklan has always known there was something different about himself but he kept it to himself in fear that he would upset his family. Logan lost his father and mother and has no other family so he works on the farm to provide for himself. These two incredible guys could not have come from two different worlds but when they meet sparks fly and the two of them can't deny what they are to each other and how much they need each other.
But in the 1800's men being in love with men was not heard off let alone a white man loving a black man but this is what happened between Deklan and Logan. What is so unique about their story is it had components of the fairy tale Cinderella but so much more. I tell you Gregory has a way of weaving a story and hooking you in and keeping you there and wanting no needing more.
What Deklan and Logan go through is hard on them. They are not supposed to be together and what Deklan is made to do by his family will test their love. Logan will fight like hell to keep his man and Deklan in turn will fight like hell to be with Logan even though he knows they are in for a long and brutal journey.
But love knows who it wants and the heart will cling to who it wants. This is an amazing story about true love, soul mates, getting through prejudices and learning to live the life you were meant to. Gregory please give me more. I need more romance like this in my life!...more
Night After Night is one of those stories that hooks you in and leaves you breathless wondering what is going to happen. To me this is effing brillianNight After Night is one of those stories that hooks you in and leaves you breathless wondering what is going to happen. To me this is effing brilliant I mean just brilliant. It took me a couple days to read it because of school and work but when I shut myself off and started reading oh I fell in love with Julia and Clay.
Julia and Clay have had that one night of passion and the craziest chemistry they have known but Julia knows it can only be for that one night. She knows what she has in her life and Clay is to good to be a part of the dark side of her life that was brought to her by her piece of crap ex boyfriend. But Julia can't forget the night she spent with Clay and wants more but how do you get more when you have so much hidden?
Clay wants Julia and he will stop at nothing to get her. What he doesn't know is that she comes with some serious luggage. All Clay knows is that the one night he had with Julia totally blew his mind and he needs more from her. When Clay finds out what Julia has been into will he feel the same way? Will Clay want her as bad as he does? Is Clay willing to give it all up for her?
This is one series I am going to be stalking Lauren for because I need more Clay. I mean he is so sexy and loving and smart mouthed and Julia she is so snarky and she gives as good as she gets and I loved that about her. This is one series everyone should follow because Clay and Julia's story is not done and I can't wait to see what happens next!...more
T.E.D. is one amazing read! I mean AMAZING just simply amazing!
Can you imagine being friends with someone one day and the next not being their friend?T.E.D. is one amazing read! I mean AMAZING just simply amazing!
Can you imagine being friends with someone one day and the next not being their friend? Not only are they not your friend but they bully you and their friends bully you as well. As I was reading this book I must admit I was swearing up a storm saying I would hurt someone if they hurt or bullied my best friend and I definitely would not stop being friends with someone because my other friends said so.I mean what the hell is wrong with people? This book brought out the crazy in me and Jayson is an amazing author and I need more from him because he really brought my emotions to the forefront.
Tim, Eric, and Delsin grew up together and were best friends until something happened and Eric stopped being friends with them. But the worst part is that Eric allowed his friends to bully Tim and Delsin was always protecting Tim. The story is one about choices and decisions that the three must make. One will have to decide whether or not he will come out as Gay or not. One will have to decide to stand up to the bullies and one will have to stand up for himself against his family.
Sun Damaged where to start with this review..... Man okay after I read it I was like OMG is there going to be another book because that Epilogue KILLESun Damaged where to start with this review..... Man okay after I read it I was like OMG is there going to be another book because that Epilogue KILLED ME I mean it GUTTED ME! Nikki Rae I love you and you are my girl but holy Myles...... that is all I am saying about that because I do not want to ruin for the readers but lord lord lord as I am sitting here typing this review I am thinking man I love me some Myles!
This is the third and final book in this series. I have to say that I am sad to see it go because I love this series and everything that happened. I got to see Sophie grow and experience things she wanted to and enjoy her life and her music.
If you have been following the series you know Sophie has had it rough and she and Myles have gone through enough stuff to last a lifetime. So when she is finally turned into a vampire things should be easy right? Well not quite because what unfolds in this conclusion of the series is amazing I mean just simply amazing and I love Myles more for the way he handles things.
Sophie will have to make choices and decisions that will not only change her life but Myles and her brothers as well. The band is doing great and her brother and her are getting closer by the minute. Myles is her constant in this sea of uncertainty and what Sophie goes through will make her second guess decisions she has made. But through it all she has Myles and her brother and the band by her side.
Will Sophie be able to deal with the changes of becoming a vampire? Will she over come her issue that she is having? Will she and Myles stay together and fight for the love they share? Where is Michael will he hurt her? I have to say that I cried at the end because it was just so much to take in and I am sad to see this series go. Nikki I need more Myles and Sophie....more
Happy Release Day! I am so happy I was able to read this book by Meredith because I have found a genre I am loving. I am fairly new to the M/M genre bHappy Release Day! I am so happy I was able to read this book by Meredith because I have found a genre I am loving. I am fairly new to the M/M genre but every book I have read thus far has totally blown me off my feet and then some. This short novella had me wanting no that is not right needing more because love is a funny thing and you don't get to chose who you love because the heart wants what the heart wants and it will get it or break in the process.
Jack and Dillon are best friends. They grew up together and Jack even dated Dillon's sister. But something in Jack made him decide to follow in his fathers foot steps and go into the army. Plus he was running from something or rather someone and he decided going into the army would be good for him. He joins the elite team Delta Force and stays away from home for ten years.
While on a mission he is captured and tortured and when he is rescued he is sent home to get some rest and relaxation before his next mission. When he arrives home he knows he does not want to be there because he left all those years ago for a reason and no matter what happens he needs to stay away from that person but as luck would have it there is no way Jack and the other person will stay away from each.
But first things first truths will have to be revealed and lies will have to be corrected before Jack can have the one person he has always wanted.............more
Can you imagine living on a college campus in a dorm with a bunch of rowdy boys. Never having any privacy to be able to read or do homework. Night aftCan you imagine living on a college campus in a dorm with a bunch of rowdy boys. Never having any privacy to be able to read or do homework. Night after night hearing party after party when all you want is peace and quiet. You knew being a part of the soccer team came with the girls the parties but all you want to do is settle down and have some peace and quiet. So Chris Fischer decides he needs to move into a single room across the campus where he will get peace and quiet. The only thing is he gets anything but that because he has a neighbor and he can hear everything going on in his neighbors room.
Peter Cohen is on the student council and he is also proudly gay. He lives in the single dorms because he likes his quiet with no one in his business wondering who he is dating or who he is bringing home. So when Peter see who his new neighbor is he just about dies because he has wanted him for a very long time.
Will they hook up or will they stay friends? ...more
First I have to say I have found a new love and that new love is Gregory Jonathan Scott! Lord I love the way he writes from the heart. As I was readinFirst I have to say I have found a new love and that new love is Gregory Jonathan Scott! Lord I love the way he writes from the heart. As I was reading I found myself wondering if he talks like he writes because I could listen to him all day long. To say I was totally fan girling over Gregory is an understatement. The way he describes things and the coming together of two men was incredible. It took me a week to read this book because I had to keep putting it down because I did not want the story to end. Then as I was 90% through this story and sitting on the edge of my bed when I checked facebook and saw that Gregory posted a new post saying he was writing another story and this one would be a fantasy love affair and I did my book dance.
In Heartbreak Beat we meet Gabriel McDermott who is a professional Baseball Player and Alec Benjamin James who is the lead singer of the group Inner Beat. These two guys are from different worlds and Gabe is older than AJ but when Gabe sees AJ singing he goes from having a crush on him to needing him in his life. Gabe is glad when AJ shows interest in him and when they finally meet up at Eddie's Beach house for an after party for the baseball team they soon realize they both like each other.
As Gabe and AJ get to know each other better they know they are destined to be together. They love walking the beach and spending time together in the pool. As Gabe is winding down the season AJ goes to his games and as AJ is gearing up for this tour Gabe is right there for him cheering his man on!
Then things start to get weird because AJ is being targeted by someone and that person is determined to get AJ out of the picture and away from Gabe. But Gabe is determined to protect his man at all costs and when the person comes to close to killing AJ Gabe makes AJ stay with him to protect him.
As the story unfolds you have no idea who wants AJ dead because everyone is suspect and everyone wants either Gabe or AJ so you have no idea who it is. A few times I thought I had it figured out and when I got to the end and read who it was I was like Ohmigawd lordy lordy why the hell hadn't I figured it out sooner. Well because the person it is I really thought it just could not be because he had no time to hurt AJ but I guess he did because he was the one.
Man talk about mind blowing and a romance to rival all others! Holy mother lover AJ and Gabe are the perfect couple and I need more from them. I hope we get another book about where they are and what happened afterwards. ...more
******* THIS IS A WARNING THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR THE FAINT AT HEART! IF YOU DO NOT LIKE SWEARING, FIGHTING, AND READING A BOOK WITH AN ACCENT OR IN THIS******* THIS IS A WARNING THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR THE FAINT AT HEART! IF YOU DO NOT LIKE SWEARING, FIGHTING, AND READING A BOOK WITH AN ACCENT OR IN THIS CASE A BOROUGH THEN GET AWAY FROM THE BOOK AND THE REVIEW! *********
Where to start this review I have no idea because my mind is scattered all over the place. To say I LOVED this book is an understatement. I usually give a little bit of a spoiler in my reviews but with Dominic I will not because LADIES and GENTS this is one book you have to read! To say that it is amazing is an understatement. I loved the Irish setting and I loved the borough. I want to visit Ireland one day because the scenery described in this book had me googleing pictures of Ireland and yes I need to go there for vacation.
This is a story that really got to me because I read the blurb and as I was reading I was like holy mother this is an NA book that totally blew my mind. L.A. Casey has taken the reading world by storm and has gained some serious followers. This is her debut and what a debut it is! L.A. you have taken the reading world by storm and I need more! I love the swearing and the fighting and the snarkiness between the characters that brings them together as a family. L.A. has done an amazing job and I need more like ASAP!
So now to the nitty gritty of the story. We meet Bronagh who is one of the best characters I have read in a long time. She has lost her parents and lives with her sister. She has closed the world off and she has closed her heart off. She is snarky, rude, and no holds bar and I love that about her. She takes no shizz from anyone and she will stand up to anyone who tries to bother her. It is with this attitude that has her fighting constantly because people mess with her and she is not having any of it. As if being in high school isn't bad enough in comes the Slater Brothers from America and things just got interesting.
The Slater Brothers move from America to Ireland. They are a rowdy bunch of boys but they are fierce and loyal and very protective of what is theirs. Dominic and Damien are twins and they are very close. So when they start at their new high school all the girls are going crazy over them. They are sex on a stick and all the guys are jealous of them because the girls are acting crazy like they have never met anyone from out of state. It isn't until Dominic sees Bronagh that things change for him. Dominic knows the minute he sees her that she is the one for him and he wants her.
For Dominic things are easy and simple what he wants is what he gets and he wants Bronagh and he will have her. The only problem is Bronagh is not having any of that because she does not do relationships. She keeps to herself and has shut her emotions off since her parents died. So when Dominic starts to talk to her and make advances on her she shuts him down like an ice water bucket being thrown on you after being in the sun all day! But Dominic lord I love that boy is determined to get his girl and he keeps at it.
Dominic is confident, cocky, and knows what he wants and he will stop at nothing to get his girl. The banter between him and Bronagh had me on the floor laughing. I mean I laughed so hard my ribs hurt. Holy shizz Bronagh can dish it out and she can hold her own! I love the back and forth and the give and take these two have together. It is a natural chemistry they have and when Bronagh does let her walls down she surprises him with what she does and says.
But with every good book there is some suspense and mystery in here. Because The Slater family moved to Ireland for a reason and soon everyone is caught up in the middle of something and Dominic finds himself protecting Bronagh with everything he has. When the dust settles and things get somewhat normal will Bronagh give in to the American hunk or will she walk away and leave her heart in tack......
This is a must read for everyone! I promise you you will love it and the Slater Brothers!...more
Broken Pieces is an amazing story of love, loss and redemption. My heart hurt while reading this story of finding your soul mate your one true love onBroken Pieces is an amazing story of love, loss and redemption. My heart hurt while reading this story of finding your soul mate your one true love only to realize there is another that you need and want in your life. Can you imagine having two soul mates?
For Josiah he is broken because he has lost his parents and is in a foster home. He lives his life with his head down and keeping to himself. He knows he is different in every way but he also knows that he is gay living in a foster home where he has to pretend to be something he is not. But Josiah loves his foster family and will not do anything to lose them. So he keeps things to himself until Mateo Sanchez walks into his life.
Mateo has had a rough life and with his father in prison and mother dead he is placed in foster care till he is 18 years old. When he gets to this foster home he is not sure what to do because there is another boy here and he is quiet and looks like he is afraid of Mateo. But as time goes on and Teo and Josiah get closer Josiah tells Teo he loves him and wants to be with him. Josiah has never felt secure and safe since he came into the foster care system but when he is with Teo he feels loved and safe and secure and never wants to leave Teo.
As Teo's 18 birthday approaches he knows that he and Josiah will be separated and he has never felt so alone. He knows he must do everything he can to be with Josiah and to make a way to see him. But things go from good to bad in a nano second and the decisions that Teo makes will tear Teo and Josiah away from one another. When Josiah comes home to Teo gone he is devastated and decides to leave his secure foster family to look for Teo.
For days Josiah lives on the street till Teo finds him and vows to keep Josiah safe. They live a good life for them and Teo protects and takes care of Josiah until his past comes to haunt them and Teo will have to decide between his family of his heart. He decides he has to let Josiah have a good life free of crimes and drugs so he lets Josiah go.
Josiah is heart broken and can't understand what he did wrong to Teo to make him leave him. He doesn't feel like living but then decides that teo loves him and just needed to keep him safe so he sent him away and he will be back as soon as he can. But as time goes on and Teo doesn't come back for Josiah Josiah realizes he needs to move on and do something with his life like he promised Teo.
That is when he meets Tristan. Tristan watches Josiah every morning feeding the birds and soon one conversation turns into another and when Tristan finds out Josiah is homeless he offers him a place to stay and Josiah agrees with one condition that Tristan accept money from him for staying there. Tristan agrees under one condition that Josiah go to school and graduate from college. Josiah agrees and as time goes on Josiah finishes school and falls in love with Tristan. Josiah is confused because he loves Tristan but his heart still belongs to Teo.
Then one day Josiah is on the beach feeding the birds just like Teo promised they would do together when he spots Teo and Josiah's world comes crashing down. At first Josiah isn't sure he is seeing Teo but as they get closer and embrace everything comes rushing back and Josiah can't get enough of Teo. Only when reality comes crashing down Josiah lets lose and tells Teo what he did to him and how he crushed him and he wants answers. Plus Josiah is confused because he is with Tristan now and he has built a life with him and he does not want to let him go.
Josiah is confused at what to do and Teo is determined to get Josiah back and he knows he will have to work twice as hard because of Tristan. But the unexpected happens and Teo and Tristan fall for one another. Teo isn't sure that the three can work together but soon Tristan is asking Teo to stay and wondering if the three of them can work things out because neither man wants to lose Josiah.
Will this work out or will it be disastrous...... ...more
Okay so I am going to start this review off with the things I did not like about it because there were a few and then I want to tell you things I LOVEOkay so I am going to start this review off with the things I did not like about it because there were a few and then I want to tell you things I LOVED about it. I don't know how to explain this so bare with me as I think about this. I don't like a story that has an ending that is rushed and I have no idea whether or not there is going to be another book. I need another book that continues on with Hannah and Ben. That ending had me saying WTF I need more. So with all that crazy negative ranting here is what I did love about this book and there was a lot to love about this book.