I honestly don't know how to start this review lol. I totally bought this read on a whim and I'm so glad I did! Wallbanger was such a great read. It w...moreI honestly don't know how to start this review lol. I totally bought this read on a whim and I'm so glad I did! Wallbanger was such a great read. It was funny, the romance went from neighbors, to truce, to friends, to nooking (guys, I wanna nook with someone!) to dating. It was slow paced and I have to agree with Caroline Wallbanger Simon does make good woo. The woo-ing guys, the woo-ing! I was swooning along with the woo-ing!! The text messages, the banter, the trip to Lake Tahoe! Omgosh, this read was just amazing. I can't form coherent thoughts right now, I seriously can't.
The thing I liked about Caroline was that she wasn't your typical clueless protagonist. She loves her job, she loves her cat, she loves baking, she has friends and co-workers that love her but she's a little lacking in the romance and orgasm department. It's cool, it's normal. It happens from time to time. And the way she lost her "O" is totally relate-able. Just saying. And depressing. She kept Simon on his toes and I loved that! I loved how their friendship blossomed and how comfortable she got around Simon. Sure the little incident at Tahoe was a minor set back but I mean, who wouldn't react the way she did? As much as I wanted to shake her and scream THINK ABOUT IT the reaction was pretty justified so I couldn't be mad at her!
Simon. Ohhh Simon. Where is there to not love about Simon? Seriously. The guy is a photographer, he's loaded (no, seriously), he's a sucker for baked goods (where can I find one of these men?), he collects sand from every beach he's traveled to, he can cook (cook ladies, the man rocks beds, woo's AND cooks?!) he apparently can make his bed rock but he's also lacking in the romance department but for a whole different type of reason. He's not great at doing the whole commitment thing (especially with the whole traveling for work thing) but for someone who isn't, he seems to know what he's doing even if he doesn't know what he's doing. He's a big softie for someone who can be infuriating (but aren't they all like that?!). The way he handled the "faking" situation was amazing. Just amazing! I was swooning the whole time even though I wanted to smack Caroline and force her to listen to him. And every time he called her "sweet Caroline" and the way he looked at her.... *swooooooooooon*
Like I mentioned, the romance was slow building and really really sweet. Utterly swoon-worthy!
If you're looking for a mellow contemporary that'll make you laugh and swoon I highly, highly, highly suggest giving Wallbanger a try!(less)
When I heard Cunning was coming out with a new rock star series who was I to not pick it up? After all, I do love my Sinners!
Sole Regret is filled wi...moreWhen I heard Cunning was coming out with a new rock star series who was I to not pick it up? After all, I do love my Sinners!
Sole Regret is filled with rock stars with their own badass back story and their own broken pieces. Try Me introduces us to the band as well as Force/Gabe. And I couldn't think of a cuter person to introduce us to this new world with!
Melanie is being dragged to a concert she could care less about by her "best friend" Nikki. I use the term loosely because she's not really my favorite person for dragging her friend to an event she could care less about and lying to the band members/bouncer to get backstage. Disgusting move Nikki! So after Nikki ditches Mel for the lead of Sole Regret she's basically on her own. That's when she bumps into Gabe not knowing he's actually Force from the band. But he played a really cool cat despite her ranting lol.
I couldn't help but really really like Gabe. For one, the guy was in drumline! As someone who was in band their whole middle school/high school life I find this really hot. And he's a bit of a geek, a closet geek which is cool too.
The romance between Mel and Gabe was cute. Adorable. I loved it!
The only thing I didn't love was that this book was so short! But even if it is equivalent to 85 pages there's enough in there to hook you for the next book. I do hope we get to see/learn more about Gabe!(less)
Yours Truly is one of the most frustrating, entertaining and snarky reads I've read all year. I don't read much Chick-Lit (though I always tell myself...moreYours Truly is one of the most frustrating, entertaining and snarky reads I've read all year. I don't read much Chick-Lit (though I always tell myself I should!) but I couldn't resist this novel with it's adorbs cover and light, fluffy blurb.
Natalie is a people pleaser. She's about to marry a man who makes no sense and she lets people walk all over her since she can't stand to hurt peoples feelings. But while doing this, she's preventing herself from being happy. From living her life, from having the wedding of her dreams! It was SO frustrating to see Natalie just go with it and for everyone around her to tell her to "stop being selfish" when she was hardly being selfish or rude. If I was Natalie, I would be punching people in the face left and right.
Olly was probably just as frustrating. The guy would require you to shower before sleeping with him and had a weird obsession with asking you if it was good. If you need to ask ME if YOU were good, I would be convinced you have some self esteem issues you need to take care of before sleeping with me again. But you know, that's just me. But really, the guy was ridiculous.
After the hypnotist show I know Natalie hated that she couldn't lie to people anymore and that her life was "spinning out of control" but I think this was good for her. She finally got to tell people what was on her mind and finally tell people to back off when they needed to! She saved herself from marrying someone who wasn't meant for her and went on this remarkable and embarrassing adventure that would change her life.
I absolutely enjoyed Yours Truly. The pacing was perfect; it was entertaining and it had enough going on to keep me turning the pages. Natalie was snarky and I really really liked the British slang that was going on! I will definitely be looking forward to more of Kirsty's novels!(less)
First of all can we just admire that amazing cover art? It's fantastic right?
Flight takes place in New Orleans. Which appealed to me because I'd love...moreFirst of all can we just admire that amazing cover art? It's fantastic right?
Flight takes place in New Orleans. Which appealed to me because I'd love to visit it someday. Allie has just taken on a summer job to help at her dad's hotel but it seems like he wants her there not to spend more time with her but to introduce her to the hotel business (which she's not interested in, he's one of THOSE dad's). She brings along her friend Jess for company.
There were a few things that bothered me about this read. For one, Jess. She really got on my nerves. She was selfish, irritating and just out of control. All she ever wanted to do was flirt and drink and didn't care even in the slightest about how slacky she made her best friend look when it came to work. She had absolutely no respect for anyone! Another thing that bothered me was Levi. I'm all for a guy who thinks he's hot but Levi just took it to another level. Like dude, it IS possible for a girl to NOT be into you! Along with all part where he basically does something totally uncalled for to Allie he just was NOT my favorite person. I didn't like the way the paranormal aspect was introduced. It seemed rushed, incomplete and abrupt. I wish it was stretched out a little bit more. Also the whole kidnap scene seriously creeped me out and made me a little sick.
I did however like how the author explained New Orleans to us, it felt like I was right there with them on those humid nights. I also liked all the talk of delicious New Orleans food! Owen was one of my favorite characters because he provided not just insite but he was really relaxed all the time. I also really liked Hailey. I thought she was a wayyy better friend for Allie than Jess and I hope we see more of the friendship between Hailey and Allie in future books!
For the most part I did enjoy this read and I really liked the new paranormal element introduced but there were seriously times that Levi made me just want to call it quits. I do plan on continuing to the next book in the series, I just hope Levi looses some of his ego by then!
Just a warning this book has some talk about drinking and a lot of sexual situations. (less)