"Then go to a BC party. Catholic girls like a good hate fuck."
OMG... If I could give this book more than five stars I would! The Fall of January Coope...more "Then go to a BC party. Catholic girls like a good hate fuck."
OMG... If I could give this book more than five stars I would! The Fall of January Cooper is by far the best book of 2014 for me. A MUST READ! Audrey Bell has won me over- And I’m not an easy one to win over either. I LOVED this book to pieces.
"Well your judgmental. And you talk too much, "I said. "I found you much more attractive when you had the strong, silent thing going." "You find me attractive?" "Found. Past tense. Your personality is abrasive. And I hate your shoes."
Christian and January come from opposite sides of the tracks, but both are suffering. They meet by chance and don't exactly hit it off. What's great about them is that they aren't afraid to say what's on their mind, either of them. The love/hate relationship was almost too good to be true. The witty banter between each other was off the charts! It's usually one sided, like both aren't allowed to be brash, but not here. I don't think I have ever highlighted so much on my kindle before. I laughed, I ached, I felt for them and connected to them. But they gave it to back each other 110% and that to me is what I love the most. She can dish it, and Christian can return it.
I glared. "Listen, you've been on my case all night. I might suck at bartending, but there is nothing wrong with the way I eat pizza." He just laughed. "Oh, yes, there is." "Why because I use a fork?" "Yes." "Well, my feet hurt, my confidence has been destroyed, and I am covered in gin. So if you don't like how I eat pizza, I'm sorry, but I just don't have any fucks left to give." He was laughing again. "Shut the fuck up," I said. So much for handling him trying to get under my skin. "You have no idea what you're doing. Where'd they teach you how to eat pizza? Finishing school? Pick it up. How do you not know this?" "That's unsanitary." "Like hell it is. It's pizza. It's how it's designed." I glared at him, crumpling up a napkin in one hand. "I have had enough of your harassment. I'm exhausted. I'm covered in cheap gin, and I'm not going to contract meningitis B from pizza with my grubby little hands." He half-choked on the pizza he was eating as he dissolved into a fit of laughter. "I'm only doing this so you shut up. I don't think I've ever hated anything as much as the sound of your voice. And if I get sick it's your fault."
January isn’t your typical New Adult heroine lead...
"She has a reputation for being ruthless."
She’s no timid virgin that's going to tame the bad boy. January Cooper, the strong, feisty little that she is has to be my favorite heroine to date. A bit pretentious, but I liked that about her. She comes from a wealthy family where she is handed everything. She's brilliant and doesn't miss a beat. She attends Harvard, but unfortunately becomes stuck in the crossfire of her fathers Ponzi scheme. Everything is gone in the blink of an eye. Luckily she’s a go getter with a lot of confidence, so she does what she needs to get by when she is left all alone. But even the strong can break...
Christian....oh I loved him so much.
"She looked like a butterfly caught in a rainstorm with nowhere to land."
Then he would say, "She was curled up like a little rodent."
A former hockey player who suffered a great loss at his young age. Add in a relentless father who wanted nothing but the best for his son, there is no way not to feel for him. His story hurt to read, his emotions were running rapid through me the entire time. Even when he was being selfless, he was still suffering inside while dishing it out with January.
Now I need to read every book Audrey has written, because I loved every minute of this read so I can only imagine how great her other books will be. Her writing is effortless, it flows perfectly. Not only is the plot refreshing and different, but the characters are BY FAR the best I've read in a long time! I expected such a different read. It was nothing that I thought it would be, but everything I had hoped for. I can't think of one thing to complain about. All I have to say is give it a chance!
Needless to say, I am completely and thoroughly in love with The Fall of January Cooper. And with Audrey Bell.
This book has the BEST lines EVER! See for yourself:
"And by the way, your shrubbery is the tackiest thing I've ever seen."
"You just get less attractive with every syllable," I whispered for dramatic effect. "It's horrifying."
"Your super looks like a sex offender."
"Like all athletes who got arrested, he apparently had a library of dick pics he's sent to various strippers."
"You're seriously going to give him a blow job while he watched Spongebob?"
"Do you know if our school has cooking classes?" Clarissa nodded. "Yeah, chemistry." "What?" "Chemistry is like cooking." "I'm not talking about meth, okay I'm talking about cupcakes and muffins."
"Well, I'm capable of communicating your concern." "You'll communicate my concern? That's great. Communicate my rage, too, while you're at it. Okay?"
"January, try to maintain your equilibrium." Maybe that was better than stay calm.(less)
Serial romances are not my thing. AT. ALL. I steer clear fr...more This review is posted at My Secret Romance.
HOLY. SWEET. MOSES. I AM IN LOOOOVVVEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Serial romances are not my thing. AT. ALL. I steer clear from those as much as possible. Most of the time I won’t even given them a second thought when someone recommends them to me. I don’t see the point in serials and think they’re a bit of a waste if I’m being honest… until I read Untamed.
I was skeptical about reading Untamed to the point where I actually downloaded the sample first, which is something I never, ever do.
The sample? Hook, line and sinker. That’s all it took! There wasn't a moment when Untamed read like a serial/novella. It's written so well that I was completely lost in the story until I reached the end where I had to buy the next one immediately. It’s moving with intriguing characters and developed just enough for it to read like a full length story, but also feels realistic that I was able to connect with the story as a whole. To me, that’s a hard feat when doing a serial which is why I typically stay away from them. I was shocked! I wasn't anticipating loving Untamed as much as I did! The characters are flawed and I LOVE THAT! Dare and Reagan… gosh, they are from such different sides of the tracks but belong together. I really love when characters have baggage that isn't cleared up two pages later. Best part of all? They’re not just flawed for a small portion of the book, they’re flawed into the other books as well! The story is gripping and the sex… H.O.T. There wasn't a dull moment in this read. It's really just a fantastic story all around!
Needless to say, I LOVED THIS BOOK which is saying a lot since I normally hate everything. Give this serial a chance, you won't be sorry! (less)
Full on stalker mode has gone into effect. I'm truly shocked by how much I love this series. It may be a serial series, and n...more Madly. Deeply. In. Love.
Full on stalker mode has gone into effect. I'm truly shocked by how much I love this series. It may be a serial series, and not something that I would normally pick up, but it's definitely going down as a favorite series. That should say it all right there! At this point, this writing duo can't do any wrong in my eyes- except take too long to release the next episode!
Another book by Elizabeth Lee I thoroughly enjoyed! Every time I read a new book by her, I honestly can say I have loved each one so far. Where There’...more Another book by Elizabeth Lee I thoroughly enjoyed! Every time I read a new book by her, I honestly can say I have loved each one so far. Where There’s Smoke is a thrill ride packed with emotion, suspense and a moving plot. Not only did I like the main characters and connected with them, but I really liked the side characters and that story line as well. I cannot wait to see where that story goes!
Where There’s Smoke is a reunion romance, which is a favorite theme of mine, but it has to be done right. They can’t split over something stupid, like not communicating. It has to be a real reason to pull me in and hook me, and it totally did for this book! I really loved it! For Ryland and Piper, their split hurt, not only for the reader, but also because Piper was trying to do the right thing. Piper's story was sad, and I felt for her. I hated why she left. Unfortunately her leaving caused a few events to backfire on Ryland and I felt terrible for him because of it. From that, he built resentment over the years and it hardened him. He had his whole future planned and then it was drastically altered for the rest of his life.
There’s too much that happens in this book for me to mention in a review. Plus, I don't want to give it away. I will say that there were parts of this story I didn't see coming at all and was pleasantly surprised! Some were...kind of heartbreaking. This was the authors first shot at romantic suspense, and I think she did a pretty good job! (less)
You know how at weddings women cry because they're just so happy that they can't contain the tears or joy and so they just cry and cry and cry? Yeah,...more You know how at weddings women cry because they're just so happy that they can't contain the tears or joy and so they just cry and cry and cry? Yeah, well that's how I felt after reading this book.
I cried. That's how much I loved it and how happy I was.
Not going to lie, I was surprised with this read. Not that I expected it to be shit or anything, but lately nothing has been able to hold my attention. Whether it's the plot or the writing, something bothers me and I've only been able to read a few chapters until I'm forced to shelve it.
Then I opened Incinerate. And now I won't open another book until Inflamed is out.
Which, Tessa Teevan, you better hurry the hell up! CHOP! CHOP!
Usually when I love a book, there is normally something that irritates me that I must comment on. It's very rare when I don't have to. With Incinerate, I have nothing negative to say. NOTHING. I really just loved the entire book.
I know. I can't believe it myself. I even tried to find something and got nothing.
Knox and Charlie stole my heart BIG TIME. That couple... OMG they are perfect! The story is perfect! Charlie's dad? I loved him! Knox is to die for (trying fending him off!) and Charlie is a little spit fire that I want to be like when I grow up. The music, the plot, even the side characters. I loved it all! It's going to be tough to top them.
From the moment I opened my kindle, I was glued to the first page. Tessa drew out each character enough to bring them to life and create a fictional world where at times I was so deep in I forgot it wasn't real.
I think Tessa Teevan needs to try her hand out with Navy SEALs next. ;)
WOW! Another serial series that caught me by complete surprise! What's going on lately? I'm not a serial reader and stay as far away as I can from the...more WOW! Another serial series that caught me by complete surprise! What's going on lately? I'm not a serial reader and stay as far away as I can from them, but I loved every minute of this story.
I can't wait until the next episode is released. Hopefully not much longer. I want it now!!
On a side note: I read this the day it published in March, before Abbi Glines announced she writes under Effy Vaughn. To be honest, I'm not a big fan of Abbi's writing. I can't connect to her books or characters no matter how hard I try, but writing as Effy was totally different experience for me and prefer it much better. (less)
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)