Can't wait for this baby to be released so everyone can read it! It's no secret the l...more***review to come closer to release date***
Can't wait for this baby to be released so everyone can read it! It's no secret the last few books by K.A. Linde were a little tough on me, but this one... Ohmagaaaa is SOOOOO GOOD! I think it's my favorite to be quite honest.
Personally, I think this is K.A.'s best writing yet.
Oh, did I mention the hero is just like this dude?
A riveting and provocative read, Quintessentially Q moved me deeply. It's a book I'll never forget and want to read over and over.
Whimper and moan while I sit on my throne, we can be monsters together so we're never alone...
My.God. I CAN'T EVEN DEAL...
You know you're stupid, and yet you continue to push me.... Don't hate me for what I need. -Q
This book drained me, broke me, brought me high as a kite and then six feet under. Every minute was pure ecstasy, but also heartache.
We'd both made promises, and so far, neither of us had lived up to them. Not that it mattered- I had every intention of breaking my end of the bargain. -Q
Pepper Winters- Be happy you live in another Country or else I’d be hunting you down and keeping you as my esclave. You know, to make you write and write and write stories for me, not for anyone else. I don’t want to share you. Not for the other reasons. Lol
This book...what it did to me. It’s hard for me to even form words to express my love for it. Quintessentially Q was written perfectly. Actually, Quintessentially Q is perfection. From the plot to character development, the realism and emotion drawn, it was all brilliantly done right. There isn’t one thing I can find to complain about, which says a lot for. This is a tough theme to read simply because I have a certain expectation, one that has yet to be delivered. But Pepper Winters showed me it can be done and carried out rightly so.
I thought Tess was a shell of a woman in the first book? Please. That's nothing compared to what she suffers from in this book. The mind can only bend so far, and even with someone as strong as Tess shows just how far one can go. I want to be able to go through every single stage the characters do. I want to feel it all, and by God did I ever with this book. At one point I felt completely disconnected and I couldn’t figure out why. I'd had such a connection, but it slowly dwindled to near nothing.
Then it dawned on me...
I broke down mentally, physically and emotionally, just as Tess had. I felt nothing at all. And I hated it. I hated that she lost her spirit, her will, her fire, because I lost it as well. I wanted to smack her around and wake her up so I could wake up. I felt alone, dejected, the same way Tess felt. The emotions Quintessentially Q tore from me left me feeling gutted. But I loved it. Loved every minute of the sweet pain because that to me is great writing. Tess had gone through such a great deal of trauma that it was almost near impossible for her to recover. I feared she was lost forever.
Birds chirped louder as Q stood in the centre of their world. He looked like a man robbed of his wings. A fallen angel that had no place on earth and fought a daily battle to fit in.
I frowned. "What do you want me to do?" "I'll tell you when we're back at the house. And you won't refuse, Tess. Because if you do, I'll fucking kill you to put us both out of our misery." -Q
The way Q fought for Tess was so inspiring that it hurt. I can’t remember reading a book where a hero fought the way Q did. Normally that's not my thing. I'd rather my heroes not give a shit about the heroine and tell her to fuck off. Believe me, he did a few times, but I made an exception for Q. My heart soared for him and cracked for him all at the same time. The fact that he put himself on the line and endured such agony for her was a moment that I will never forget. He suffered so she could live. If he could blow air into Tess's lungs and emotions through her body, he would have. Q gave everything in his soul for Tess. He is unlike any hero I've read and everything I could ever want in a hero. I don't know who came out more damaged in the end- Q or Tess. They both suffered greatly.
He looked away before roaring. "I had no fucking life before you. You are my life. Without you, I might as well take a shotgun to my head and join you in the dirt because, Tess, if you leave me- if you're too fucking weak not to fight, then that is what will happen to me. You'll crucify me."
Now, this is just my opinion, but I personally believe the author must have intimate knowledge of the type of treatment that goes on in this book. If not, then she was very thorough with her research. There was one part of the book that broke me, hit me so hard, that the only thing I could think of was that she knows close hand what goes on.
Once a mind reached it's breaking point- it didn't break. It folded inward, layering like an accordion until every element of emotion was deleted. Until their horrific past, or whatever they endured, was gone.
I read that and was done for. I quickly developed a love for Pepper’s gritty, yet extremely sensual writing with the first book. But after reading that... yeah. I was sold. Now she's an auto-buy for me. I know Pepper has another book coming out soon. I don't know what it's about or care to- I'm buying it regardless!
The way the author drew out the story just enough and made it so realistic moved me deeply. I never wanted it to end. In fact, I plan on reading this series again very shortly. I just want to rant and scream about this book to everyone to read! Quintessentially Q is one of the best reads I’ve read by far.
I'm seriously kicking myself in the ass for waiting to read Lori Foster. I've been following her for years now, buying her books here and there but ne...more I'm seriously kicking myself in the ass for waiting to read Lori Foster. I've been following her for years now, buying her books here and there but never getting around to reading them until now. I moved recently, so all my stuff is in storage and will be for a while. Sadly, I can't get to my Lori books now. I'm going to call that book karma. Yes, I just made that up!
Getting Rowdy was pretty much everything I look for and love in my reads. With a moving, well thought out plot, Lori Foster took the time to create and develop an actual relationship between the hero and heroine. For me, that is big. I absolutely hate reading inst-love/insta-lust stories. It's just not believable or easy to connect to in my opinion. It takes time to build real feelings toward someone, and Lori did that beautifully. Add in a little suspense, realistic characters and some heavy sexual tension and BOOM! You got yourself a winner!
Rowdy is a hero who knows exactly what he wants and isn't afraid to say it. Confident, yet slightly arrogant but sexy as hell, Rowdy is my kind of man! He's a upfront about everything, not worried in the slightest about hurting feelings. Rowdy's tough as nails and has reason to be- His childhood was deeply traumatic. Forced to grow up early and raise his sister, Rowdy grew alligator skin and put on a brave face while hurting inside for many years. The emotion was gut wrenching and came straight off the pages! At times it even hurt to read.
Avery is all smiles but very evasive. She doesn't give anything away about her past and wants to keep it that way. She works and lives in a seedy part of town and is content as much as she can be. But the past she's trying to run from is catching up to her. The phone calls and suspicious activity are putting her on edge and Rowdy notices. He pushes himself past Avery's invisible wall and plants himself securely inside making sure to keep her safe. He knows all too well about being on the run and what it entails.
Once inside, Avery begins to fight her feelings more and more for Rowdy. She's not the type that does one night stands and surely isn't going to be another one of Rowdy's conquest, thankfully. I do not like easy heroines one bit. With them working so closely together, Avery is able to see the true man Rowdy is under all that armor and allows herself to fall for him just when things get hot.
Getting Rowdy is a true standalone novel. I read it with ease without having ever read the first two books. Only now I'm dying to get my hands on them and see where it all began! It's no wonder Lori is loved and followed by so many. She's clearly an author with an expressive mind who writes page turning stories- And I'm able to tell that with just one book.(less)
The writing in this book (and the two prior) is absolutely phenomenal. I’m just blown away by it. I...more Damn. That was good.
First, I need to say something-
The writing in this book (and the two prior) is absolutely phenomenal. I’m just blown away by it. If anything, read this book for the writing alone. If not for the startling storyline that I’ve yet to see anyone do, but please for the writing. Imaginative, poignant and heart pounding, Becca and Krista Ritchie stand out among the Indie world. Not for just their incredible storytelling, but the beautifully written and painfully emotional world they’ve twisted into such a fascinating read that I will be telling everyone I possibly can about.
The Addicted series just gets better and better. It is, hands down, one of my most favorite series now! If there was one series I would recommend for 2013, without a doubt, it would be this one. Obviously I’m just a tad bit obsessed.
Lily and Lo... My goodness what these two go through. I’m just in love with these characters and how flawed they are. How they’re trying to stay on the beaten path to sobriety. It’s no easy feat for them, they struggle tremendously along the way with temptation at every corner. Lily wants desperately to be good and enough for Lo, but it’s not as easy with Lo tempting her with just a glance... Or any attractive guy for that matter. Lily’s addiction is one that’s harder than other addictions. Her body craves a release that only can be squelched by Lo, who must control their sex life now. Let me tell you- It's pretty freaking hot that he does!
Lily and Lo are in recovery but struggle just like any addict would in this page turning novel of suspense, a fighting love and addiction of the highest form. Between their inner battles and the side characters and plot, I don’t know which I loved the most! The character development and story are so intact without any holes and done just right that it blows my mind. I swear, it’s methodically planned out to perfection. I’m a bit of an emotional sadist, so I was praying for certain things to happen, but didn’t. And I’m okay with that because in the end, this book couldn’t have been any better than it was.
The side characters are such an integral part of this series as well. They’re not just there, but they’re involved in each others lives wanting to help Lo and Lily. They’re incorporated just enough so it’s not pushing them onto the reader, but leaving the reader wanting more, much more. I felt connected on all levels to Ryke, Daisy, Connor and Rose. They are such incredibly interesting characters. They’re new, and they’re different, and most importantly- THEY’RE ORIGINAL!
One last thing....
Lo’s POV... YES! I love is getting a males point of view. For some reason it isn’t done often enough, but maybe because it’s not easy to tap into? I’m not sure, but CAN THESE LADIES DO ANYTHING WRONG??! God! I want more of Lo’s point of view and I want it now! In fact, I want all of the males in this series point of view and really hope they do it! For me, Lo’s was exactly just how I imagined how he would think. I felt everything he felt; his battles, his love for Lily, his hatred for his father and sadness when he met his mother. I was on the same page with his emotions as he. And that right there is what I look for in my reads. I want to feel what they go through, not be told.
I honestly have no complaints whatsoever. There were some things I really wanted to see from the side characters, but I know it will be in their books so it’s all good.
I don’t think I can recommend this series enough. I screamed it, yelled about it, posted on every social media site I can think of. Bottom line- READ. THIS. SERIES. You will not be disappointed!!!(less)
Addicted to You is not your typical romance book. It's u...moreWHY AREN'T MORE PEOPLE READING THIS SERIES?!!!
HOLY. BALLS. AMAZING.
"It's our greatest lie."
Addicted to You is not your typical romance book. It's unexpected and raw and one that I'd never read before. Truthfully, I was immediately pulled in by the blurb and cover- It was different and unique and had me very intrigued. It wasn't about a romance that pulled me in, it was about a real life struggle as the main focus with a side of attraction. I absolutely love reading books where the characters are flawed big time, especially ones that have addictions. And Addicted to You has two type of addictions... *sigh*
Lily and Loren (also known as Lo) have been the best of friends since they were kids with their families just as close. As they grew, they learned to use each other and fool all those around them to hide their addictions. One was sex, the other alcohol. It was the perfect plan, really. They faked a relationship where no one suspected a thing for many years until Lily's addiction began spiraling out of control. For Lily, everyone she'd been with was faceless. But when more people started noticing her around and making comments is when Lo decided to step in. He wanted to help her and be there for her, but how could he when he was just as bad? If not worse? Lo couldn't tell her to stop because then he would have to stop himself, and there was no way Lo was giving up his whiskey. Especially when his family life was the root of his addiction. But when Lo begs Lily to give him a chance to help her, little does he realize that his plan backfires on him and they both become addicted even more so than before. Or could it be that they're addicted to each other? Emotionally, it's almost too hard to tell. Chemically, they're headed for an overdose.
"I know what you want. You don't need to take it. I can give it to you." -Lo
I've never read a sex addict before let alone a realistic alcoholic together. That right there is what grabbed me. Lo and Loren are true addicts in every sense of the word. The authors really managed to capture what an addict goes through and the struggles they deal with on an everyday basis and form it into a gripping story of what could be defined as a bad romance.
But it's not... it's not a bad romance. It's hot as sin and meant to be. They just need to climb Mount Everest to get there.
"Loren Hale is an alcoholic beverage and he doesn't even know it."
Not only did I LOVE this book (which doesn't happen often), but I also really enjoyed the side characters. I LOVED THEM. Normally I could care less, but the more I read the more I couldn't wait for them to grace the pages. Trust me- You'll feel the same way! Ryke, Connor, Rose... even Daisy and the parents! They all have a way of working themselves into the story slowly to where I wanted more of them. Once I finished this book, I found out they're getting their own books AND. I. CAN'T. WAIT!! Especially Connor and Rose. I want that book NOW!!
There is one thing that Lily loves to do to help remedy her craving that I didn't care to read so much of. It was a little overdone in my eyes. I get it, but I didn't like it. I guess maybe because I don't see how it could help, but then again I've never dealt with this kind of addiction before. Either way, this book was fantastic. I couldn't get enough of it!
Krista and Becca Ritchie are the new voices of the Indie world- People need to watch out! Their words ring true as does their emotional story. It's edgy, new and should not be missed! The plot, character development... it was such a breath of fresh air to read. I honestly loved it. I haven't been this excited for a series in a long time. To say I'm dying for the next book to be released in an understatement! I'm going into full on stalker mode so I don't miss a beat from them.
Anytime I hear Kings of Leon 'The End' and 'Revelry' makes me think of this book. Both of those songs mixed is this book.(less)
I came across a few quotes on Goodreads for More Than This that immediately caught my attention.
“Because if I kiss you,...more Funny thing about this book-
I came across a few quotes on Goodreads for More Than This that immediately caught my attention.
“Because if I kiss you, then I'll want to taste you, and if I taste you then I'll need to fuck you. And if I fuck you, that means your mine. And when I make you mine, I want it to be in OUR bed. Not in a hotel room...Is that okay?”
And then I saw this...
“He's not the heart and flowers kind of guy, but he's the heart and soul kind, and fuck if every girl would rather that than flowers.”
And this just added to to my quick liking of this book by quotes alone.
“We're testing each other. Seeing how far we can take this before something snaps. Most likely my dick.”
I'm a total quote kind of girl. A blurb obviously peeks my interest, but seeing snippets like that are what truly reel me in. After I saw those quotes, I went to the reviews and found so many high rated ones (A LOT!) and I thought to myself, why haven't I heard of her before? So I bought the book.
A few days later I started reading only for it to go downhill super fast. Like rolling and tumbling down so fast that I couldn't stop myself! I was so damn pissed! How could I read the reviews and quotes and see so much love for this book and then read such a shitty story? A few days later when I went to pick the book back up (I had to set it down, it was that bad) I opened the book only to see it start from the beginning. I was so confused. I had no idea why none of the highlights wouldn't show up, why it wouldn't sync to furthest read page or why none of story looked familiar. And then it dawned on me.
I was reading the wrong book.
I know, I know. I'm such an asshole. I've never done that and couldn't believe I did!
Once I started reading the CORRECT book I. WAS. IN. LOVE.
Seriously, how are more people not reading this book?!! More Than This has it all! Sarcastic humor, emotionally draining angst, romance (could've used more in my eyes, but still...), a shocking and sad curve ball but most importantly, a moving storyline that left me wanting more! Plus, characters that we can all relate to on some level that were true to their age for once! I really just loved everything about this book. Of course there are a few things that I did take notice on that could've used some work... but in all honesty, I can't even bring myself to complain about them like I normally would. All the good qualities of this book surpass those little flaws.
The best part for me? Jake's point of view. I couldn't get enough of it!
In my opinion, Jay MacLean nailed the males point of view better than many others I've read! I mean, it was spot on how a guy would think, at least I thought so. Jake doesn't say things like ' it smelled of cinnamon peaches on a dewy morning in the mist of fall.' Seriously, what guy talks like that? Answer: Most males in fiction books. But Jake surely does not! And lady's? JAKE IS SO DAMN HOT. Just thinking about him makes me want to read this book again. Oh, and not to mention, his friend Logan...*sigh*
So I went back into my highlights to mention some of my own favorite here only to realize that I highlighted nearly the entire book. So now I won't be putting them in here. You know how some books you just connect with more despite some faults? Yeah, this book did me in. I realize all I'm doing is gushing, but sometimes I can't really help it.
But then I got to the ending...
Not a cliffhanger at all, but sweet Mary Mother and Joseph, I cannot wait for the next book! It's going to be juicy as a peach! More Than This is definitely one of my favorite books this year! Jay MacLean is an author we need to watch out for. (less)
Tears of Tess was nothing I expected, but everything I wanted and more. It's dark, gritty and deliciously raw.
This story took me to another realm, one I didn't ever want to leave. I was a enthralled from the beginning, unable to put my book down for a second. Tears of Tess consumed my thoughts every minute of the day until I finished the story, and even after that I still couldn't stop thinking about it. I want to rant and rave like a lunatic about this book to everyone I know!!
This book is FUCKING AMAZING! There, I had to get it out.
Tess was a mere shell of a woman. She was willing to sacrifice her own desires and needs to satisfy those she cared for as long as she got one thing in return. She'd been thrown away and discarded as if she was worthless by her parents, so she had no ties to them. She was virtually alone in the world except for her boyfriend. All Tessa needed was to feel wanted and loved because she never had. It was really simply. She was as happy as her life would allow her to be, until everything change in the blink of an eye. Some would call it their worst nightmare, but for Tessa it was a blessing in disguise.
Tears of Tess is not for the faint of heart. For me, this is how a kidnapping theme should be written. I need a fight, a will to live so to speak, and Tessa was full of fire that raged inside her. I think that's what was so appealing too, not just a woman who gives up the moment she's taken. Tess fought hard, she never gave up even from the physical abuse she endured. Tessa was everything I look for in my heroines with this kind of theme.
Tess believed something was wrong with her because of what she yearned for sexually. She has different desires then most would deem acceptable. But this book just shows that it's okay to like what you like. That there's nothing wrong with it. I love that. Because at the end of the day, we have to be content with ourselves both inside and out, and Tessa was finally happy even under the circumstances it played out. Q showed her it was okay, but at the same time she opened up his eyes and showed him the same as well. They both need to feel accepted and wanted, and they're able to give it to each other unconditionally.
Q...*sigh* That is all. Read it for him. He's perfectly broken but all man.
Once I finished this book, I wasn't ready to pick up the squeal just yet- I wanted to reread this book again. That's how much I loved it! I haven't had that feeling in years either. Onto the next!
I can say without a shadow of doubt, that I will be picking up every single book Pepper Winters writes.
I know I read this book. I know I really enjoyed it, but I can't for the life of me remember anything about it unless I read the...more So here's the thing...
I know I read this book. I know I really enjoyed it, but I can't for the life of me remember anything about it unless I read the synposis. :/ It makes no sense whatsoever. I'm drawing a complete blank on it...
This is how I feel right now after finishing this book. Gotta love gifs.
I know, I know she did not leave me like this. She couldn't possibly, right?...more This is how I feel right now after finishing this book. Gotta love gifs.
I know, I know she did not leave me like this. She couldn't possibly, right? I'm about to go ape shit crazy right now!
I don't go fan girl crazy. Ever. It's not in my bones to, but imma about to go stage 5 clinger crazy and get into my car and drive up to Georgia to find this author! [image error] And once I do, I'm going to duct tape her to a wall and make her tell me in detail what is to come in this series! BECAUSE I AM DYING RIGHT NOW.
I'm not above doing it either. Just sayin'.
I try not to curse in my reviews. Really, I do. But sometimes a good FUCK is needed. GOOD was unfucking believable! It makes me want to run in circles and shout curse words in multiple languages as loud as I can! How the hell am I suppose to read anything after this???! You've ruined me, S. RUINED ME.
I seriously need to contain myself right now, but I'm having a hard time doing so, obviously.
GOOD came in for review I got excited, but then quickly became disappointed. It's a teacher/student book and dear God how I love that theme, but not one has been done right in my opinion. They all leave me yearning for more. It drives me crazy too! How hard is it to get the damn story right? This kind of theme needs build up, lots and lots of intense build up. It also needs tension in all forms, friction and heavy emotions. But most importantly it also needs DEVELOPMENT, which lacks in most teacher/student books. I don't want, 'hey baby, let's shag' in the first few chapters. And for some reason, no one gets the build up and relationship development right. But S. Walden does and it's juicy. Unbelievably juicy. Best part of all? there's sex!!! YES! SEX!
Cadence is being punished for a huge mistake she made. Her extremely religious parents were humiliated and beyond shocked by her actions to the point where they carted her off for ten months. Now that she's returned to high school her senior year, she's being bullied on a daily basis by her peers. She tries desperately to go with the flow with these mean girls on the outside, but on the inside she's hurting. She's lost all her friends, including her best friend since her little stint that landed her in juvie.
Enter the sexy and deviant Mr. Connelly aka Mark. He's Cadence's 28 year old math teacher. He see's beyond Cadence's facade and tries to help her, but on a completely platonic level. Unbeknownst to Mark and Cadence, a forbidden relationship is developing between them under his watch. Simple acts of kindness lead to an intense romance that could ruin each of their futures. Much is at stake for both of them. But is it worth it in the end?
We didn't learn much about Mark, which I kind of liked (surprisingly) but I have a feeling it's coming in the next book. I think he truly loves Cadence, but his words and actions during a highly intense scene left me reeling and questioning him. I was hurting so bad for Cadence and for Mark to say what he did...yeah. I wanted to strangle him. He made up for it and apologized, but it stuck with me. With the way Good ended, I'm on the edge waiting to see what he does next, if what he said he means.
S. Walden has a beautiful literary voice with hints of sarcasm and a well developed storyline. I cannot wait to read more books by this author. Simply superb in my eyes!
Catch Me is by far, the best book Claire Contreras has written! While I enjoyed her other two books very much, this book knocks them out of t...more 4.5 stars
Catch Me is by far, the best book Claire Contreras has written! While I enjoyed her other two books very much, this book knocks them out of the water. The beautifully intense writing, deeply moving plot, engaging characters, and heart felt emotion- Catch Me it has it all. I honestly loved reading every minute of it. I felt as though I was there with each character, living and breathing with them and the obstacles they were fighting. It wasn't easy at times either, my heart broke and healed and then broke again. And to me, when I can live that through reading, it's a memorable book.
I'm really looking forward to see what the author does with this series. I came to feel for the side characters as well, and actually looked forward to them with each page I took. Catch Me is a book that should not be missed!(less)
This is a DNF for me. I'm sorry, but I just can't read another page. I tried, I really did. I made it 60% through the story, but I just couldn't take...more This is a DNF for me. I'm sorry, but I just can't read another page. I tried, I really did. I made it 60% through the story, but I just couldn't take it any longer. That's saying something considering the fact that I wanted to stop reading this book into the second chapter.
This is how I feel about Daniel/Bastian...
Daniel's ONLY saving quality is his warped sense of humor. He is suppose to be the jerk of the century, but he's nothing but a straight up dickhead to me. I love my mean and abusive heroes probably more than normal, but this dude is just rude and crude. He's bipolar and extreme, and I wanted to kick him in the nuts then throw him over the blow up boat and paddle away. I will say there were a few, and I mean few, where I wanted to lie with him under the scorching sun and swap spit with him to keep from dehydrating.
Just kidding. I didn't like him that much. Daniel did have a few sweet and tender moments, usually only after he laid into the heroine to the point where it had me shrinking into a corner and wanting to hide. He was like a raging lunatic! The heroine is a saint for putting up with him. For real.
Honestly? I felt like I was reading an erotic version of the television show SURVIVOR. I swear it was just like that but add in some pirates. There's a bunch of useless information that I believe was intended to help develop the story, but didn't. I just kept rolling my eyes and asking myself, "Did I just read that correctly?" Truthfully, I couldn't believe the amount of information to survive out on the open sea was in this book. It was like a tutorial!
For instance, did you know that when you catch a fish from the ocean and slit the spine of it immediately, that you can drink the spinal fluid to keep from dehydrating?
Yeah. Like I really needed that visual- or needed to know that.
NO. THANK. YOU.
Unfortunately, the only good thing I have to say is that the writing style was very pleasant and enjoyable to read. I'd be lying if I said I would never read this authors books again. So I guess that's not a bad thing, right?
Undoubtedly one of the best books this year! Left Drowning completely captivated me from the beginning to end. It tore me open, slowly fleshing out every fiber and nerve ending from me. It was precise and juicy and done right. And just when I didn't think I could handle another word, I was filled with complete and utter amazement. The seams were sewn shut and I was left feeling riveted by this read. This is Jessica Park at her best. She outdid herself with Left Drowning!
Blythe has the weight of the world on her shoulders, far too much for any college student to handle. After her parents death four years ago, Blythe was left to pick up the pieces with her younger brother. She places the blame on herself and for her brothers accident; with each day that passes it becomes harder and more difficult on her. Blythe's manged to suppress certain parts of her past. She's closed off emotionally and is recluse. Just when she feels her world is closing in, Blythe is mystically drawn to someone who just may understand exactly what she's feeling, if not more.
No one can see through Chris's facade- including himself. None of his brothers or sisters know the depth of pain he goes through each day or the past that still haunts him that he'd love nothing more than to forget. He's slowly falling into a deep depression. But when he meets Blythe, she becomes his light, his world and his air. She makes me feel again. And that's exactly what he doesn't want, what he works at to not happen.
Chris and Blythe have undeniable attraction and chemistry that cannot be ignored. It's beautiful. They're both fighting their past and both going in opposite directions with it. Chris pulls Blythe from the water, allowing her to breathe again. It's a quizzical moment in time when all the same color puzzle pieces slide into their correct spots, showing her-and Chris-everything.
I'm still a bit speechless. There's something about Jessica Parks writing that is enchanting and unique that sets her apart from others. She has a peculiar sense of humor that cannot be found anywhere else. Gosh, how I loved this story so much! I would love to crawl inside her mind and watch how things play out. Each character left a lasting impression on me- and will on anyone who reads this. If they don't then you must not have any emotions. The characters and story development is flawless. Perfect.
Chris...oh damn. What he did to me. What he made me feel! I loved him and despised him at the same time. He nearly killed me. To be quite honest, I wanted to beat the shit out of him at one point. He's sitting on my Jerk of My Dreams shelf. LOOOVVEE.
Sabin, Chris's brother, is someone I have to mention. He is a vibrant person who appears out of the blue and makes a point to shows Blythe that there's more to live for in life. He is, without a doubt, one of the best secondary characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Every minute of he graced the pages was another minute of pure bliss. He is one of a kind character that could only be created by Jessica Park. I wish I could have a real friend like him.
The sex. Holy shit can Jessica Park write some sex! Steaming, smoking, heart pounding sex. Like where you'd need a cigarette afterward! In my case I could've used an ice bath since I don't smoke.
This book was provided by the publisher in return for an honest review. (less)
Welcome to the wonderfully offensive, ever mind blowing, fucked up biker world created by none other than Madeline Sheehan.
This is how I get when Made...more Welcome to the wonderfully offensive, ever mind blowing, fucked up biker world created by none other than Madeline Sheehan.
This is how I get when Madeline releases one of her books...
Firstly, Unattainable is not for the faint of heart. Well, none of the books in the series really are, but this one most of all, I think. It has a scene that left me cringing, squeezing my ass in pain and holding my breath. My eyes were buggin'.
Madeline sure loves to plow down those imaginary lines that aren't ever supposed to be crossed!
Now that I got that out of the way, Unattainable will surely be another winner among fans!
It was packed with:
- One juicy drama situation after another. (Be still my heart)
- A feisty little redhead that never knows when to shut her mouth. (I can't even talk because I never know when to either)
- One foul mouthed, take no shit asshole guy that was so delectable beyond words that you can't help but want him. (I have no comment here other than PERFECTO!)
- And a bunch of other stuff I can't even begin to comprehend. (I totally can, but you just need to read the book to see)
- An unpredictable, make me sweat, storyline. (Don't even try and figure it out. Just read)
- Sex, sex, and more hot sex. (You do realize this is Cage's book, right?)
Roughly shake all that together, pour it into a shot glass and what do you have?
Well, that is, once the book actually picked up. To be honest, the first 30% of this book was quite boring for me. *hears gasps* Yes, boring. I felt like I was reading the biographies of all the original characters and then some new ones. I get the need for a little recap of the past stories and such, maybe building for the next few books, but this was too much.
It got to the point where I was turned off and didn't want to read anymore. I was really feeling let down and a bit upset about it truthfully. I kept thinking to myself how utterly amazing her first books are, the plot, the characters, and how I loved them so, so hard. And then it hit me...
No way is Madeline going to do me dirty like this. Buck up old chap and keep reading!
And so I did.
Once the ball finally got rolling, IT ROCKED MY WORLD.
Again. And Again. AND AGAIN!
Seriously? Where does she come up with this stuff?
Cage and Tegen are one heck of a couple that, I swear, live to push each others buttons as much as possible. How I loved watching it happen too! And Honestly? I wouldn't have it any other way. Nothing like a little excitement in the relationship, right? They're perfect together. I wish there were more book couples like them, it's my absolute favorite kind of couple to read and I can never find it.
I'm not one to post pictures of characters, but seriously, this is Cage to a T.
Madeline's writing not only kept me literally glued to my kindle, but it's also improved so much since the last book. I noticed a big difference in her writing style this time and I must say, I feel like a proud mother hen in a strange way. Not that it really makes sense, I'm pretty sure she's older than me, but I read Undeniable when it first came out and before a lot of people did, and WOW. Just wow.
So while Unattainable wasn't my favorite in the series (that goes to Unbeautiful...my god, that book), I really can't complain. Even with my minor little issue, I still enjoyed the hell out of it and cannot wait for the next book to come out! What a doozie that's going to be...
In the end, I LOVED IT.
On a side note: I want to kick Deuce's ass. He's getting to be a mean grump in his old age.
Darkness Before Dawn is an intricately woven tale of lies, suspense, and deceit. It's utterly intriguing, thought provoking with engaging characters a...more Darkness Before Dawn is an intricately woven tale of lies, suspense, and deceit. It's utterly intriguing, thought provoking with engaging characters and sizzling hot romance- I couldn't put it down!
I don't give 5 stars away that often. I have to really, I mean, really love the book to give 5 stars. It has to move me deeply, make me feel, get me all wound up, knock me down, pick me back up and keep me entertained.
Clearly, I did.
I'm not sure where to even begin with this review! If you haven't read There Is No Light In Darkness first, then you need to do so before reading this book or you'll be lost. Darkness Before Dawn is the final conclusion in the series, and the best of the two books by far. I can't even begin to say what a fantastic read this was! As much as I loved it, I hated to read it at the same time. I felt like I was saying goodbye to long time friends. No one likes to do that. Darkness Before Dawn was a bittersweet read for me. One that will stick with me long after I've read it.
After the kidnapping, Blake and Cole have steep mountains to climb. It's an emotional journey for them, one that they're struggling to overcome. There's no doubt in their mind that they're meant for each other, but the repercussions of Blake's kidnapping step in and cause problems between them. The tragic and mysterious past that they can't seem to escape is very present and with more secrets and lies then before. Just when you thought you have it figured out, think again.
I was blown away by this book for a few reasons. The writing is unbelievably different. Not that it was lacking in the first book, it was actually good, but much better in this story. Way better. Claire Contreras was able to latch on and dig deep into the characters emotions and psyche to the point where I could feel each and every word described. The characters are dealing with an abundant amount of stress in their lives and Claire did it so well to portray that on paper for the reader to feel. At one point I needed to pull back and remind myself that these are fictional characters in a fictional story. Yet that feeling I got from this book (as well as the first book) is what I live for in my reads.
The plot. Oh my lord, the plot! Holy shit! This story starts off right where the first book ends and it does not stop! I was truly gripping my kindle while my heart raced during this read. I swear, I was on the edge of my seat! I thought I had it all figured out and then BAM! and I was like, shiiiiit I didn't see that coming!
My only small issue would be that there are a lot of characters in this book, almost too many. At times I felt a little lost, yet in some strange way every character was needed. They all played an active part in the story, even making me fall for some of them. I have to give the author credit- My head was spinning in circles trying to remember the relations and connection with each person. I don't know how she did it! When I finally pieced it all together, I WAS IN SHOCK! My mouth was wide open and all I could think was what a mind trip this is for me!
It's what I like to call The Six Degrees of Blake Brennan.
For real though, I needed a drink to process it all. It tangled with my brain.
Cole...I can't write a review and not talk about the sexiest mofo around and the sweetest Jerk of My Dreams to ever exist! That guy knows how to WORK. IT! Gahhhh, I love him. Loved him since the first book.
The guy has mayja swag.
I know I'm not suppose to fall for him, but damn I also LOVED Dean and would like to see more of him now. LIKE NOW.
I feel like Claire Contreras is an author who doesn't receive the attention that she should. She definitely knows what readers want and knows how to deliver it. Both books flowed beautiful with a compelling storyline. The Darkness books is a series that should not be passed by. It should be read and devoured- with love.
This book was provided by the author in return for an honest review.