I just couldn't relate to Head Over Heart at all by Olivia Besse. I don't like to give bad reviews on anything and always try and see at least some go...moreI just couldn't relate to Head Over Heart at all by Olivia Besse. I don't like to give bad reviews on anything and always try and see at least some good on something, but this book just went on and on.
The constant clothing descriptions, I love fashion. I've read so many books with excessive clothing descriptions and its something you expect with a book set around a model and the fashion industry, but there is such a thing as too much.
I didn't like Elodie as a character, I couldn't relate too her and didn't feel any empathy towards her, her situations or her life. In fact she wound me up more than anything.
No, the only thing I can say about this book was that I felt it was beautifully written. In the opening chapters in France, the descriptive choices, locations etc where wrote so I could imagine everything and this was continued throughout the book. Olivia does have an amazing way of describing things and that's my positive about this book.
However, this book just wasn't for me and I really struggled reading it. I gave it a 3 (But it is barely a 3) because I liked Olivia's use of language and her writing style, I just didn't like the characters unfortunately and because of that the book didn't work for me.(less)
Recently I seem to be going through a spate of 3.5 ratings, Temptation by Robin Covington is another one of those books which just didn't quite get th...moreRecently I seem to be going through a spate of 3.5 ratings, Temptation by Robin Covington is another one of those books which just didn't quite get the 4 stars. The reason for this was the ending. I'm talking literally about the last few pages.
I really liked Kit as a character. She wasn't your typical star and I liked her depth, her flaws and her issues. I loved that she had her own mind and although she wasn't fully in control was taking her life back. This made me like her as although at times she felt helpless, she really wasn't.
Max is just HOT. If you like tattooed boys who are flirtatious, cheeky and have great personalities not forgetting he's also a fire fighter - well you are going to love Max. He was a great character and truly fun to read about. I loved how the story was told from his point of view as well as Kit's as we really got a good grasp on what was going on in both their minds.
There's action, betrayal, romance and did I mention hot sex? Well, there's that too. In fact I felt that Temptation really did have a bit of everything and it made me enjoy the book more for it. This would have been a solid 4 star books, I just didn't like those last few pages. It really annoyed me and kind of took from my enjoyment. For some of you it may be just the right ending, me... I don't like perfect as life isn't that way.
I gave Temptation by Robin Covington 3.5 stars and recommend it as a great summer read for while you are on your holiday/vacation this year - it will be great for chilling out and reading by the pool.
You Own Me was the first book I'd read by Shiloh Walker, so I didn't know what the writing style would be like. The cover didn't do much for me but at...moreYou Own Me was the first book I'd read by Shiloh Walker, so I didn't know what the writing style would be like. The cover didn't do much for me but at present its a temporary cover and may not be the same when the book is released.
The synopsis interested me. I do like a troubled bad boy and Lizzie sounded fun. Unfortunately I just didn't connect well with Decker at all. I didn't 'want' him which may sound weird but I always feel thats half the pull with these books. Lizzie was fun and I loved her naughty side. What I didn't like was her lack of self confidence. Being a bigger girl myself I wouldn't say I'm over confident but also wouldn't say that I'm completely comfortable with myself either. Lizzie lacked confidence with herself and that really narked me as the story went on.
I loved the addition of the 'website' and found that aspect really fun. Lizzie's boyfriend was a complete and utter dick (Sorry for the bluntness) and what I didn't understand was how Lizzie was towards him earlier in the book. When you have a best friend (I'm engaged to mine and the risk for something more with them is always worth taking - life is short people!) who you have feelings for and are with a complete idiot, well that didn't mesh with me either.
However what made this book a 3.5 almost 4 but not quite, was the story its self. That I did like and although I didn't really love Decker, I did love the chemistry between him and Lizzie. I was unsure why this was classed as an Adult/Erotica book though, yes it was a little harder than some romances but I didn't really see why it was under that classification.
I went into reading Channel 20Something (The first book in the 20Something series) by Amy Patrick expecting your standard recipe for a new adult roman...moreI went into reading Channel 20Something (The first book in the 20Something series) by Amy Patrick expecting your standard recipe for a new adult romance (You know how it is, troubled bad boy, good girl, put them together and voila right?) and was really pleasantly surprised!
Welcome to the story of Heidi and Aric. Firstly let me start by saying Heidi is a great character. Although she's been bought up well and correctly, she is still a very funny, down to earth girl. I loved her when she let her hair down, but also saw aspects in her that I see in myself, where she tries to please everyone but struggles at times to strive for what she wants (Or have the confidence to do it). She's a real character and more than once her antics had me laughing out loud, but also sympathising with her. Yes at times her actions were a little 'crazy' but we all have our mad moments right?
Then we have Aric, hot sexy Sports guy Aric. Let's just take a moment to appreciate how his name rolls off your tongue when you say it... Aric. He's gorgeous, he's smart and also a bit of a joker at times. He also felt like a real character to me and although he had the looks of a God, seemed to not quite fit the mould else where, making him slightly imperfect and more real.
The story has a great pace, it kept me reading and not wanting to put the book down (I read this in 2 sittings). There was just the right amount of ups and downs, not too much drama but enough to keep things interesting and don't even get me started with her fiance or the ex!
I really enjoyed Channel 20Something and definitely will be looking to read the other books in the series. If this one is anything to go by, I can see it being uber popular with the 20 something market and those who enjoy a good New Adult romance with some humour and fun to it!
I gave Channel 20Something 4 stars and recommend it highly!
Welcome to the afterlife of Ash. I've not read a book like Divine and Dateless in a while by Tara West and it was a complete pleasure to do so. I OD a...moreWelcome to the afterlife of Ash. I've not read a book like Divine and Dateless in a while by Tara West and it was a complete pleasure to do so. I OD a while back on paranormal romance books and avoided them like the plague, but something really stood out about Divine and Dateless, so I decided to give it a go and am glad I did.
Ash, oh bless her. She really doesn't have a lot of luck, dying of electrocution could never be described as fun but from the embarrassment of it being your fault because of some hasty use of Superglue, then practically dry humping her Grim Reaper - well, things had to get better from then out didn't they? Erm no, in fact you could only describe her afterlife as somewhat of a joke too - can someone give this poor girl a break?
I loved the antics of Ash, I laughed, I cringed, I wanted to throttle her being so stupid at times, but her heart is in the right place when she stops being so selfish and is a really fun character to read about. With some fantastic antics at the beginning I didn't think Tara West would be able to keep up the amusement and energy level throughout the book, but she really does and I ended up finishing Divine and Dateless wanting more from the series (The next book I believe is Fall this year).
There's romance (Aedan is our hot Grim), there's friendship and some even cringe worthy moments (Can you say Grandpa?!) that had me in hysterics. This book has a bit of everything and has made me think maybe I need to rethink my paranormal hiatus and read some more books in the genre again!
I gave Divine and Dateless 4 stars, its a great amusing read and I can see this appealing to many - it certainly did me!