Clearly I'm in the minority with this one, but 53 Letters just did not work for me no matter how hard I tried. The names threw me off big time, the DNF
Clearly I'm in the minority with this one, but 53 Letters just did not work for me no matter how hard I tried. The names threw me off big time, the flow didn't work for me, and I was confused on more than one occasion. So many questions were left unanswered until the middle to end, and by that time I was too irritated to care.
And for the love of God, why did the H/h (a married couple) live in the H's parents livingroom! Did I miss something!?
I will say the writing is beautiful, but the story lacked in so many areas for me. ...more
The moment I saw the Dirty Dancing serial by Melody Grace, I knew I had to read it. I’m a huge dancing fan, and I love books that revolve ar 4.5 stars!
The moment I saw the Dirty Dancing serial by Melody Grace, I knew I had to read it. I’m a huge dancing fan, and I love books that revolve around it, so to say I was excited is an understatement. The one downfall to dance theme books I find is that there isn’t very much actual dance terminology or actual dance that goes on. I’m happy to say that First Position has both! I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of dance related material. I feel like when there’s a theme like this, it’s glossed over and used to draw hype. I don’t like that.
The relationship between Annalise and her mother is tense. She pulled some strings and pretty much forced Annalise into one of the top dance Companys in Rome. Only four spots are available, and Annalise must compete for a spot or face the wrath of her mother. For Annalise, nothing she does is right, and there is no topping her mother who was once a ballerina.
Once in Rome, the group Annalise is with comes across street dancers. They’re not just any street dancers like the ones you would see at the subway stations in New York City. They’re refined, trained in the art of seduction with their bodies with calculated steps. Seriously HOT... I kept picturing the moves as I read. Raphael sets his eyes on Annalise, as she does him, and ommmggg it's lust (not love, thankfully)at first sight. LOOOVVEEED IT!
Then there was a twist, which I wasn't expecting just yet.... AND HELLO! I need the next one now!!...more
Worth the Fall is a poignant, heartfelt read. I can honestly say that I enjoyed every page of this book.
MaThis review is posted at My Secret Romance.
Worth the Fall is a poignant, heartfelt read. I can honestly say that I enjoyed every page of this book.
Matt and Abby meet under unusual circumstances. The pairing is an unlikely one, and I have to say that I loved it! It was new and original, something that I don’t recall reading. Abby is a strong heroine and Matt is strong by nature, but his temporary leave from the Navy has him questioning many things in his life. They balance each other out well, and the chemistry and connection is there and it cannot be ignored. Each page was beautifully written and held my interest until the end.
The only reason I held back on giving it five stars because of something Abby does near the end. To me, it didn’t fit her character and it really rubbed me the wrong way. I understand why she would be so upset, but I just can’t accept her behavior because Matt was doing what he was supposed to. In that moment, I truly did not like Abby’s character at all.
I’m surprised with this read. I can’t remember there being a time where I loved every character—including the children. Usually baby talk aggravates me and I skim over it, but somehow it just worked in this novel. While at times I did feel like there were too many scenes with the kids, Abby does have four young children so it would make sense for them to be present most of the time. I guess I really can't complain about that.
Claudia Connor’s debut book is a refreshing, worthy read. I look forward to more of her titles in the future. ...more
It has taken me months to write a review for this book. I don’t know why, it just has. I can't seem to find the right words for it. Hate To Love You i It has taken me months to write a review for this book. I don’t know why, it just has. I can't seem to find the right words for it. Hate To Love You is one of those books I ended up loving and want to rave about to everyone. Hate To Love You is my kind of book!
This review isn't like my other reviews. I don't normaly quote other bloggers, but this one blogger captured everything I felt in her review. She nailed her review. Being a book blogger myself, there aren’t many blogs I actually follow. Natasha is a Book Junkie is one I really like a lot. When she posted a snippet of this book on facebook I was intrigued, but then I read part of her review and I knew right then and there I had to read this book!!
Hate To Love You ended up being a really great read for me. From the moment I opened the book I was hooked until the last page. While I don’t agree with a lot of Paisley’s actions, I still can’t complain about her. Overall, I just liked the book too much to mention them. She was young, wild, and carefree. She was the black sheep of the family and had her reasons like any other 18 year old to behave the way she did. Between James, the grudge her sister Caroline held against her, her parents... I. Just. Loved. It. There was a perfect balance of drama, romance, tension, and emotional suffering for the characters to still come through and hold their own.
I kind of feel bad with this review since all I have said is how much I LOVED THIS BOOK, but sometimes that's all that's needed. :)
I cannot wait to see what other books Elise Aldean writes! ...more
The Year We Hid Away is absolutely fantastic. A must read! Another original, heartfelt read that moved me deeply.
Sarina Bowen is easily becoming a fav The Year We Hid Away is absolutely fantastic. A must read! Another original, heartfelt read that moved me deeply.
Sarina Bowen is easily becoming a favorite author. Her writing is a pleasure to read. It's clean and effortless. Sarina's books are not like the majority of New Adult recycled reads out there. It's completely hers, and her's alone. THANK GOODNESS!
Bridger... WOW. What a guy! I take back all the negative things I have ever said about sweet heroes, because this guy tops the cake! He is just amazing! Gahh, I'm so in love! I refuse to go into detail as to why he is so spectacular. It must be read in order to experience the greatness that is Bridger. I can't imagine another hero ever cutting it for me again the way Bridger did. Selfless and with a huge heart. He sacrificed his needs in order to help others. I can't believe how much I loved him. There was no facade, or explanation for his personality, he's just that good of a guy. I personally loved that there was no excuse. Too many times authors give reasons why the hero is the way he is. I loved that it wasn't the case for Bridger. It really made his character standout.
Both Bridger and Scarlet are dealing with massive family problems. They're struggling desperately in their own way and leaning on each other at the same time. The secrets are huge, ones that I never anticipated, so I completely understood their reasoning to hide them. The suspense was high and once it all came out, I felt like I could breathe again. That is, until a secret was revealed that I did not seen coming!
All I have to say to Sarina is, keep the books coming! Don't ever stop writing! ...more
"Kiss me goodbye, Nadine, and go hit all your levels. Go take over and do all the shit you were meant to. Just know it’s okay to trust and get hurt, o "Kiss me goodbye, Nadine, and go hit all your levels. Go take over and do all the shit you were meant to. Just know it’s okay to trust and get hurt, or you aren’t living at all."
That line in the book... Oh, what it did to me!
Spencer. Goodness. I loved his character! He's wonderful. Forgiving. Welcoming. Nonjudgmental. He worked his way through the wall Nadine erected, pushing past her boundaries and making her see there is more to life than what she does. He let her spread her wings and my heart soared when he did. But when she didn't return... I almost couldn't deal with it anymore. I was on the verge of a near panic attack thinking that Nadine was being stubborn again. My heart was breaking because these two clearly needed each other but couldn't come together. Obstacles got in their way and it made my chest hurt. I wanted them together so bad!
Nadine erected a thick wall around her. She had no choice after what happened in her childhood. It hurt to read because she hadn't realized it until many years later. I nearly cried for her. She's headstrong, unattached and self-sufficient. I liked that about her. She knew what she wanted and did as she pleased. Though, there were at times I just couldn't accept her behavior. To be honest, it really bothered me. I guess that's a good thing because in the end I want to feel emotion, and I certainly did. The more I read, the more she got under my skin and I started to see life from her eyes. I got it...I understood it.
All in all, Kate Stewart won me over with this story of a second chance at love. This is the perfect beach read. Easy and light, with moments of heavy emotion that pulled it all together surprisingly well. ...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 Coope "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....more
WOW! Undone turned out being a pretty good read! I had no idea what to expect going into it. Honestly, I do This review is posted at My Secret Romance.
WOW! Undone turned out being a pretty good read! I had no idea what to expect going into it. Honestly, I don't even remember buying the book. I just saw it on my kindle, opened it up AND. DID. NOT. STOP. reading until I was completely finish! I literally sat in one spot, glued to my kindle the entire time.
Undone happens to be a teacher/student romance story. MY FAVORITE! I had no idea! Maybe at one point I did, but I must have forgot. What makes this story stand out, and why I liked it so much is a few things...
*Not only is the plot very well developed, but R.E. Hunter did a great job with all of the characters, including the side ones. That seems to be a hard thing to accomplish with this theme, in my opinion. I liked being inside the classroom, seeing the amount school work, watching the budding friendships and trying to balance it all. It felt realistic to me.
*The author gave time to develop an actual relationship before finding out about the professor part. That's another thing that tends to be difficult with this theme for some reason. Hell, I was totally invested in the story and that part hit me. Talk about surprise! After it was discovered, the characters had to find a happy medium and work to keep it professional. HUGE points in my book! Why do authors have the lust induced relationship in the first few pages? I cannot stand that.
*There was no jumping into sex in the first chapter. I. Love. That. It wasn't early on either like many student/teacher books I've read. Extra points in my book! The chemistry burns right off the pages and I was secretly hoping (DYING) for it to happen sooner, but I am super happy it didn't. The tension bubbles until they finally snap, and it's hot!
I'm a Gators girl, and I LOVED the Dawgs/Gator banter in this book! It was so much fun to read! The side characters...Jeremy...the the ending... OMG! Highly recommend this book!
All in all, Undone is beautifully written debut novel that I enjoyed immensely. I can't wait to read the next one!
Serial romances are not my thing. AT. ALL. I steer clear fr 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! ...more
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 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!
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, 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. ;)
Student/Teacher books are a serious favorite of mine. The moment I find one, I buy it and read it on the spot. Nothing gets me like a forbidden, secret love affair with a heavy doses of angst. Most of the time I’m disappointed because it’s contains insta-love, which is a big HELL NO for me. Luckily, Teaching Willow didn’t have that theme for the most part! Teaching Willow is a sexy forbidden romance formed by secrets and lies. The writing grabbed me with its beautiful flow and creativity, and it left me wanting more. Like now!
I must say I was very surprised by this story. There was a twist I had never read before and ended up devouring it in one sitting! Willow, girl, I can’t wait to see how you get yourself out of the little predicament you put yourself in. *rubs hands together* This is going to get very interesting…
There were a few things that were extremely cheesy that didn’t work for me at all. The word “Doy” was used, and in my honest opinion is not something a senior college student would say. And the fact that the heroine wanted to watch television shows from the early 90’s like Ren and Stimpy and Pinky in the Brain. Seriously? I rolled my eyes. You’re in your twenties and watch cartoons? I can’t even.
Other than those little annoyances, I really did enjoy the book very much and very eager for the next session to be released! Teaching Willow is a new serial series that should not be missed. ...more
Can't wait for this baby to be released so everyone can read it! It's no secret the l***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?
Room for More was a sweet, heartfelt read. I absolutely loved the first book, so I had high expectations for this one. Brody is a hero that I typicall
Room for More was a sweet, heartfelt read. I absolutely loved the first book, so I had high expectations for this one. Brody is a hero that I typically don't like to read, but he won me over big time in the first book so I couldn't wait to see more of him! When it comes to Brody Murphy, it's a different story- I make an exception.
Kacie and Brody's relationship is tested in Room for More. Between her ex-boyfriend and father of her twins, Zach, and Brody's contract about to expire, they're both under a lot of stress. Brody's love runs deep for Kacie and her twins, he's willing to do anything for them. It doesn't matter that he's not the biological father and he shows that. His love is profound and it's a beautiful thing to see. Try not to fall in love with Brody! I dare you!
Kacie and Brody have a lot on their plate when it comes to their relationship and hockey season. Add in a side of Zach, and it gets even harder to balance. I was eager to see how he was going to work in this story. I love a little drama. :)
The Cranberry Inn series is like a little treasure that you stumble across. You pick it up, dust it off, and fall madly in love with its hidden beauty. ...more
Room for You is of those reads that knocked me by surprise. I had a feeling I'd like it from the moment I came across it, bu 4.5 stars! Twinkies *sigh*
Room for You is of those reads that knocked me by surprise. I had a feeling I'd like it from the moment I came across it, but what I hadn't expected was how much I would end up loving it. And for me, those are the stories that remain with me forever.
So much of this novel is not my normal read. Honestly, I never would have picked it up, but there was something I can't explain that drew me in from the minute I looked at the book and read the blurb. It felt different to me and I knew I had to have it that instant. I'm a bit perplexed by how much I liked it, truthfully.
The writing is what I ended up really enjoying the most and sold me. A well written, moving story is what it takes. The flow, the style, how it entertained me from the first page to last, the characters... I really just loved all of it and cannot wait for the next book to be released. There was a perfect balance of emotion, character development and plot wrapped up just right to make it a memorable novel.
I feel like indie authors have a specific voice that usually blends together, but Beth Ehemann's does not fall into that category. Trust me- It's a good thing.
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.
Ricochet might be one of the BEST novellas I have ever had the pleasure of reading.
Actually, it is the BEST. No joke.
I personally stay away from nove Ricochet might be one of the BEST novellas I have ever had the pleasure of reading.
Actually, it is the BEST. No joke.
I personally stay away from novellas unless it's an absolute dire need that I read one. Otherwise I never open them up. Truthfully, they do nothing for me, but Ricochet doesn’t read like a novella. It reads like a full length, powerfully moving book that me pulled in deep from the first page until the last. And that last page... Dear Lord how I wanted more that instant!
Over 200 pages of incredible writing and a moving storyline, we watch Lo and Lilly suffer through the withdrawal of separate addictions and the struggles they face as a couple. Some harder than others. With each page it showed growth and maturity from the characters as well as fighting battle for each other. The Addicted series is a series that really should not be missed. It’s a new and different kind of story from two authors who chose to step out of the box. Loving every minute of it!...more
Honestly, I am blown away by this read. I've read books by both of these authors, and loved them equally. But when they write toge I. AM. SO. IN. LOVE.
Honestly, I am blown away by this read. I've read books by both of these authors, and loved them equally. But when they write together? Well, it's a whole new story.
If I had a choice, I'd lock E.Lee and C. Quinn in a room and force them to write together, forever. That's how awesome this writing duo is together!
At first I was caught off guard by the amount of point of views in this book. I hadn't read that many before and worried it wouldn't be easy to follow, but it was. Don't let the five point of views steer you away! They all fall into place just fine, it's not a difficult read at all. Trust me when I say, you'll be looking forward to each chapter!
Storm Warning is a favorite read for 2014. I can't wait to read the next book in this series!...more
Colleen Hoover was born to write. Once again she captures the true beauty of unadulterated love in this heart felt story. How she managed for me, a ge Colleen Hoover was born to write. Once again she captures the true beauty of unadulterated love in this heart felt story. How she managed for me, a general hater of novellas, to fall madly in love with Finding Cinderella says it all.
"I wish it could be real."
Finding Cinderella doesn't read like a novella though. It reads like a full length novel. Normally at end of novellas, we're genuinely happy it's over (at least I am) since it's usually for characters that we're not head over heals for.
But not with this one.
Oh no. Not. Even. Close.
Finding Cinderella could've gone on and on and on and I would've been one happy camper. I'm truly blown away by the character development and plot in such a short amount of time. So much that it's not overwhelming, but enough to make me wish to God this was a full length book. I didn't even read Loosing Hope yet. That's how well written this was! The chemistry between all the characters and witty banter had me smiling nearly the whole time- Until I wanted to cry at one part. Did not see that coming, and I normally do! There was one part that left me feeling iffy... but in the end, I really just cannot bring myself to complain.
"Why does it smell like you had a harem of whores in here?"
How does she do it? I want to know! I want to wrap myself up and hibernate in Colleen's brain and watch the stories unfold as she types. It's so strange, really. I have such a love/hate relationship with Colleen Hoover's books. They make me feel, almost too much, which is insanely crazy for me to even complain about since it's what I need in my reads.
Favorite lines: "You know what I am talking about because when you are lying, you do not use contractions when you speak."
"Cinderella's hot when she's all poor and sweaty and slaving over the stove." ...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 ne 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....more