I read Keep in 1 sitting. Yes that's just how much I loved this book. After reading Capture and getting to know Zane I had a feeling Keep would be a bI read Keep in 1 sitting. Yes that's just how much I loved this book. After reading Capture and getting to know Zane I had a feeling Keep would be a big favourite for me and I wasn't wrong.
I adored Fallon and Zane's chemistry and their banter. I'd say he's cocky, but I think its a personality thing with him and unlike how many rock star males come across, Zane came across as just right, perfect even. He had his flaws, issues but also had that personality and way about him which made the sad parts bearable. Fallon was funny as hell, down to earth and fit right into the family of the Seaside books.
I can't wait to read the third book when it hits although think I won't love Will's story as much as I did Zane's purely as Zane was a perfect book boyfriend (Even if it was only for today!!) - 4 stars....more
A solid 4 but only because it made me laugh out loud a few times. I did like the interactions between the different characters and the family feel thiA solid 4 but only because it made me laugh out loud a few times. I did like the interactions between the different characters and the family feel this book had too. You could literally feel the love coming off the pages and I'm not just talking about the romance, the bonds with the characters felt authentic.
The connection between Dani and Linc also felt real. I loved that they both felt it and there wasn't that whole 'I don't know if he feels it too, woe is me, unrequited bullsh*t blah blah' which you see so often in the book. It did help the book was told from both their points of view though.
Favourite character was probably Zane, I just didn't know what to make of him really till the epilogue and then I may have felt like I'd found my next book boyfriend. Linc was good, but I think Zane might be better.
A good, sweet, funny new adult romance from Rachel, the girls done good again! I'll be starting Keep shortly - 4 stars....more
I'm being honest when I say this book was barely a 4 star, maybe I should have given it a 3 and popped it down as a 3.5 star, let me tell you my reasoI'm being honest when I say this book was barely a 4 star, maybe I should have given it a 3 and popped it down as a 3.5 star, let me tell you my reasons.
Treacherous is a dark new adult romance. I use the term dark loosely as its really not that bad. Noah is a fighter, for his family, for his life blah blah. I liked Noah, in fact he kind of kept the book going for me and I don't mean in a book boyfriend way, his story interested me. He was good to rad about, I liked reading about his pain and how he levelled it out with a hard crunchy personality and slight manwhorish way. Now Teagan did my bloody nut in, sorry but its true. Talk about jump to conclusions permanently. Even when you felt she must have gotten this whole jumping to conclusions out of her system she would go and do it again thinking the worst about people. Now most of this happened before she turned 18, ok I'll forgive her she's young, she's growing blah blah blah. But then we get it thrown at us what a hard time she's had in her life (Lives with her uncle, parents dead etc). Well if she has had such a hard life, had to grow up fast, please explain to me why she keeps throwing tantrums
The story was good, a bit long winded in honesty and things that happened at the end and even in the epilogue I'd have liked to see more of and other parts of the book could have easily been cut. It felt like this was dragged out when it didn't need to be.
That being said, I did enjoy Treacherous. I got it, I liked the story and even though Teagan needed a massive slap up side the head, I tolerated her and enjoyed everything else. The epilogue made me want to read more and I look forward to reading the next book. 4 stars, maybe more of a 3.5 but I'm feeling generous.
**NOTE!!! Can I just have a moan one second before I go. When Teagan is talking to her ex in IRELAND (The place she was raised) and he asked if she had joined any SOCCER clubs yet... GRRRR! We do not call it SOCCER in the UK or Ireland, its football. Her ex who is irish would not have said soccer. Please learn terminology. Sorry but I can't stand it in book when simple things like this make it feel off. If I misread it please, correct me but I don't think I did. Ok I'm done....more
Junkie had some good reviews and I don't think I'd read a book by Heather before, so jumped right in. The story has a good pace, there's no slow burnJunkie had some good reviews and I don't think I'd read a book by Heather before, so jumped right in. The story has a good pace, there's no slow burn with this one and I felt from the get go it kept me interested.
Its told Boss/Jag and Miri's points of view which means you get 2 great sides of the story. I liked their connection and although Boss was all alpha 'don't fuck with me' male he didn't rub me the wrong way like some Alphas can. Miri at times felt a bit whimpy but she had been through a lot. I did feel that we knew more about Boss and less about Miri which made him easier to side with, if that makes sense at all.
This does end on a cliff hanger and wasn't a bad read. My issue with it and me not giving it more than 3 stars isn't the books actual fault. I've never been huge on the whole cartel thing, I've read a lot of books on trafficking and drug rings and that's fine but this was more the business side and it didn't interest me per se. I also felt although we had a cliff hanger and I'm sure book 2 will start off where this one ends, it felt a bit rushed. Almost like a word count had been met and it had to end. Just saying, so don't shoot the messenger.
Those who do like the whole cartel/drug kind of new adult stories will probably love it. Me, I was a little meh about it and only really liked the story between Miri and Jag and the other bits didn't hold my interest, 3 stars....more
I really enjoyed Keep You From Harm so was excited to start To Have and To Harm. Unfortunately this fell a bit flat for me.
The beginning started out gI really enjoyed Keep You From Harm so was excited to start To Have and To Harm. Unfortunately this fell a bit flat for me.
The beginning started out great, there was drama, action and even heart ache. I still had issues with Lucas. I find his protectiveness borders on obsession for me which just isn't healthy. I'm all for an Alpha MAN but Lucas is practically a boy still - it just wasn't meshing with me at all.
The book went on for too long, a lot could have been cut out and towards the last 30% I felt like skimming which isn't a great sign for me. Rai felt like she was strong but needed to grow a set (Or even a backbone) and I just wanted her for once to tell Lucas to STFU and not bend to his every whim which it felt like she was doing at times.
I'm kind of glad this was the last book, I don't think I'd have read further into the series if it hadn't been. Something for me just didn't work. I'm sure many others loved it but I came away at the end feeling relieved I'd finished it and that it was just ok. 2.5 stars, barely a 3 but I'm feeling generous - sorry....more
A solid 3.5 star book. I liked the feel of this book, I initially thought it was just a NA romance and was surprised at the 'supernatural/sci-fi' whatA solid 3.5 star book. I liked the feel of this book, I initially thought it was just a NA romance and was surprised at the 'supernatural/sci-fi' whatever you want to call story the book has.
I loved the connection of Lucas and Rai but at times his alpha possessiveness borders on obsession and control which is a little OTT for my liking, so much so you could see it going array in the future. It kept pushing a lot of buttons for me and slight triggers if I'm honest although they were more me the issue than the book its self.
I don't like cliffhangers and admit the ending narked me, although I gathered it would be the case when I looked down on my Kindle and say I was 95% in and things were heating up dramatically.
Keep You From Harm is a good start to the series, it was my first book by Debra too and I liked her style. The books does from being YA to NA frequently. At times I found Rai to be immature for her years especially with her background, where she was bought up and how she's lived before moving with her brother. But, I also liked her naivety too and found the love scenes sweet, but right if that makes sense.
I'm off to buy the second book now, so I'll review that shortly, 3.5 stars....more
Firstly can I say how hard it is to review a series and not give spoilers! Forget Me Always is the second book in the Lovely Vicious series. This is aFirstly can I say how hard it is to review a series and not give spoilers! Forget Me Always is the second book in the Lovely Vicious series. This is a retitled and revised edition of Savage Delight by Sara Wolf too. I can't say how different it is from the original as I've not read it. I also read the revised edition of the first book too which I purchased 2 days ago from Amazon Kindle so cannot comment how that differs if at all either.
Forget Me Always picks up exactly where Love Me Never ends. Again we are told the story from Isis and Jack's points of view although unlike with the first book, this time its more equal and we get a deeper look into Jack - which really helped the story.
This book was slightly more 'out there' and less relatable in a sense. I'm sure some teens have gone through some of these things but jeez these 2 go through some stuff! I loved the mystery element and am looking forward to seeing where things go with the third book although I'm pretty sure that's not coming out till next year according to Goodreads (Although admit I'm tempted to try and find an old copy of the original Brutal Precious just to keep my brain happy - although I probably would then purchase the last book anyway!).
This series has surprised me, in a good way! I loved the story, the will she/he won't she/he of 2 people. Its like watching a bad romance where the characters always seem to mill the opportunities and clues. I feel the issues are dealt with in a realistic manor and liked that we learnt more about what had happened in the past in this book finally, but not in a rushed way either.
Sara Wolf is a good YA author who I enjoy her style of writing. The Lovely Vicious series is definitely one to read too. I read this book in 2 sittings, I can't wait to see what happens next and love the new cover revisions too. I also feel the new titles are more appealing - just putting it out there. 4.5 stars!...more