I have been waiting to read this book and my want would up every time someone would post a wonderful review. I knew that I was going to love Dean andI have been waiting to read this book and my want would up every time someone would post a wonderful review. I knew that I was going to love Dean and Allie’s story because I had loved the other Off-Campus books, so when a time frame popped open for me to read this book – I totally jumped on it.
Two days; it only took two days for me to zip through this book and realize that not only “The Score” but also the whole series is just amazing. Dean and his casual ways with women is everything that Allie doesn’t do but hiding from her ex brings them together and Allie finds that casual isn’t so bad. But this casual builds daily and Dean and Allie find themselves reliant on each other but they keep it a secret, lying to their friends and themselves so their relationship isn’t drawn in the sand and real.
Dean is the perfect bad boy that hides this wonderful man inside – of course he is the kind of guy that all women want. He plays hockey, he is book smart, he lives wildly, and he is sexy. But the best part about him is the way he treats Allie. So very loving to her, so very protective of her, he has a hidden heart of gold. And that heart of gold starts to shine around Allie, the girl who teaches him that there is more to relationships than just casual hookups.
Allie-cat rocked! She knew what she wanted, she stood up for her future, and she didn’t take crap. This part is very important because while you will love the moments between Dean and Allie together, and you will laugh at the banter between them, and you will sweat a little when things get a little dirty, there is one very important message in this book and it is slut shaming. Allie gets handed a rough speech for her casual hook up and I thought that Elle Kennedy did a wonderful job shutting down the hater and the biasness that happens in this world.
Great book….great series….and I am so looking forward to Tucker’s story next....more
HOLY SHITAKE MUSHROOM! Blown away is the only thing I can say right now. Let’s hope that I am coherent enough to do this book justice in this review.
FHOLY SHITAKE MUSHROOM! Blown away is the only thing I can say right now. Let’s hope that I am coherent enough to do this book justice in this review.
From the very beginning I was hooked and curious and filled with all sorts of emotions. Ella has had a crappy life and when a too good to be true opportunity comes, she is hesitant but not dumb to where she doesn’t take it. This leads to her becoming apart of the Royal family where money does grow on trees. If you think that this is going to be a sappy, “oh, look, she is finally happy and has everything she deserves” kind of book then you are wrong. It is like every teenage soap I watched when I was younger, which is probably why I ate this book up. Combine The O.C., Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, and Cruel Intentions and you have hierarchy, rich spoiled snobs, sex and drugs, lost teenager kind of book but so much better.
You would think that it would be an easy life for Ella but after meeting the five Royal sons and Reed Royal declaring his “Royal Decree” against Ella, it doesn’t get easier at all. Getting constantly knocked down and clawing her way back up again is all Ella can do and it keeps getting harder after she starts to see who her “brothers” truly are inside. And it especially once feelings start to brew.
Now I will say that the ending of this book left me with my mouth hanging open and immediately investigating to when the next book is going to come out. It is not a secret that it ends with a cliffhanger but for some reason it felt like the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers. Crap happens through this entire book, and then a little ray of sunshine shines down and you get this warm feeling like life will be good and then BOOM…that last page comes and boy is it a doozy.
So let’s recap: I loved the book and am completely invested in the characters and I need the second book now please. Pretty please… ...more
EEEPPP! I have waited and longed for this book and I didn't even know how much I needed it until I finished it last night. There is so much happeningEEEPPP! I have waited and longed for this book and I didn't even know how much I needed it until I finished it last night. There is so much happening in this story that I am going to break it down into two sections but also leave out any spoilers because I want you to experience the greatness like I did.
First section, the plot: Amazing is the only word that I need to say. N can seriously plot out some intricate tales and weave all of their goodness together for our personal enjoyment and discovery as readers.
For instance, the back-story to Hazel, Archer, and Eli was so intriguing that I found myself immediately in love with all three characters and craved for the time when they would find happiness because life kinda owed it to them. However, life doesn’t get that memo.
This book isn't just about a girl named Hazel who shouldn't love a boy named Archer and their struggle as they grow up still craving each other. This is about so much more than their forbidden love. The underlying story is dark and brilliant and interweaves itself throughout the whole town, bringing it all together in the end with a promise of more to come.
Second section, the characters: Archer = holy moly hot and Eli is not far behind. Both are wonderful characters that held their own throughout the story and each containing a huge amount of intrigue. They have always been protectors of Hazel and are now protectors of Green County, serving as detectives. Their world gets knocked out of orbit by Hazel’s return home and a multi-homicide case. Hazel, a reporter, gets pulled into the dark story of the county (not willing) and is on the case due to the threats on her family's lives. So, yeah, a corrupt county, a gritty story, and forbidden loves (yep, plural!) make this book one of favorites by N.
I don't think I have come across a book from N that made me just feel - reread that sentence because I said, "just feel." N’s books make me feel beyond a level of just feel. In DSS, I felt like I was in the mix of everything. How N wrote these characters made me feel like I was inside of them, living their lives, feeling their fear and their wants. I was experiencing these heart-pounding moments when things got intense and things got intense! So someone hand this women a trophy...no, for real, hand it to her because she deserves it for this book and for every book she has written and more than likely every book she will ever write....more
As we all know, I love me some Rebecca Zanetti’s books. I am always engrossed in every plot and all the characters but Wicked Burn was a little harderAs we all know, I love me some Rebecca Zanetti’s books. I am always engrossed in every plot and all the characters but Wicked Burn was a little harder for me to get swept away in.
While the beginning starts off with action, Simone and Nick running from the enforcers, I found myself wanting more action than what was present. I didn’t really get hooked until Simone met with the high council to discuss the charges that were brought against her. It felt like this was the time when all of the good secrets started coming forefront making it all more exciting.
I will also say that while I loved Nick, Simone wasn’t my favorite. Maybe it was because of her hard, emotionless personality (which she needed to be a part of the high council) that didn’t sit right with me. It also could be that Nick scorned her in their younger years but it made me feel like she wasn’t all into their relationship and that she didn’t deserve Nick.
However, this story had some crazy, amazing plot twists and all sorts of surprises. Bear showed up and is revealed as a more important character in this series. There are tons of things that we learn that I feel is going to make the future books brilliant.
While Nick and Simone’s story wasn’t my favorite, it was still really good and a part of a great series....more
I loved how this book started out, Rita standing in front of her mother’s restaurant as it burns down and recapping the journal that her mother left fI loved how this book started out, Rita standing in front of her mother’s restaurant as it burns down and recapping the journal that her mother left for her with a request to jump into a chilly river on a cold New York New Year’s Eve night. After gathering up her siblings, Rita takes off and lands in Harley and meets Jasper – the sexiest man in Harley.
There were parts that I loved about this book and parts that I could have lived without. Let’s start with the loves. I really loved Belmont and his character. Something about the mysteriousness of him captured me the moment he appeared on the page. I feel like his story with Sage is going to be a hot one and I can’t wait.
I loved the sibling fights that start to sway into sibling comradely. Each sibling learning a little more about each other as the trip to NY, and the stranded-ness in Harley, continued.
I was excited because Tessa Bailey always writes amazing, controlling men and I knew that Jasper’s interactions with Rita would be hot and they were – to a point. Sometimes it became too much raunchy than sexy so in those moments I found it hard to get into. I also felt that the flaw that Jasper carried around was confusing. Yes, he didn’t want to be treated the way that town treated him but it didn’t mean that he had to be so confusing to Rita when the moment finally happened. When you read this book, you will understand what I am saying.
I guess the biggest obstacle I had to overcome was Rita. For some reason she and I did not connect as a character and reader. I felt that at the beginning, her standing in front of the fire was her most vulnerable moment in the book. The most human like moment but then I felt that there was no other moment for her. I didn’t like her with Jasper because I didn’t like her character. She felt one dimensional to me. (I want you to know how much this pains me to say because Tessa Bailey is one of my favorites.)
I know this sounds like I didn’t enjoy the book but I will say that I did. It set up what I hope to be another great series by Tessa Bailey. *Can’t wait for Belmont!!!* I do love Tessa Bailey and her writing but this book wasn’t my favorite…and that happens sometimes....more
If I had to write a one-sentence review, I would simply say: “I am stunned by the beauty of this book.” The characters were magnificent. Charlie betsIf I had to write a one-sentence review, I would simply say: “I am stunned by the beauty of this book.” The characters were magnificent. Charlie bets Sophie that he can make her fall in love with him while he is on furlough. Sophie takes the bet because she has never lost one yet and this starts the beginning of a pure and innocence relationship in an ever-changing world during WWII.
What I loved most about this book, besides the well-written characters and bone-deep love story, was the changing chapters. Pamela switches between ‘yesterday’ and ‘today’ chapters. Each chapter was riveting and I found myself finishing a ‘today’ chapter and craving to know what was going to happen but finding myself hooked into the ‘yesterday’ chapter right after it. Switching back and forth kept the story line fresh and exciting.
And what can I say about Charlie and Sophie besides that they were magnificent? They were sweet and kind, growing together only to be ripped apart by self-doubt and circumstances. I became so invested in them that I was an emotional wreck throughout this book. The last time I cried this hard for two people was for “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes. I loved reading their story, their struggles, how gorgeous true love can really be, and how two people can fight for said love.
This is my first book by Pamela Sparkman and it definitely WON’T be my last. It just goes to show me that taking chances on new authors (new authors for me that is) is what I need to do more often because there are some great ones out there. ...more
ats off to Laura Kaye for writing this hot little ditty.
I honestly wasn’t expecting the pure satisfaction out of these two characters that I receivedats off to Laura Kaye for writing this hot little ditty.
I honestly wasn’t expecting the pure satisfaction out of these two characters that I received. For me, sometimes novellas are hard to get into because they are these short and sweet writings and while I usually like them, I never feel like I really get to know them in such a short time frame. However, with Kyler and Mia, it was all perfect.
LK wrote two wonderful characters that were able to meet, learn who the other was, grow with each other, and face uncertainties. It was pure hotness all around. I cannot deny that Kyler and Mia created a fantastic couple together and that this time together made for a steamy read.
Now I haven’t read all of LK’s books but this is the first D/s book of hers that I have come across and I have to say that she nailed it and I am looking forward to more. I will also say that I hope this turns into a series because LK set up some pretty interesting characters at the club that I would love to read about and see who she pairs them up with and I hope it is a beautiful pairing like Mia and Kyler....more
I must say that I was surprised about how much I liked this book. There were many laughable moments that came from just silly antics and it made me liI must say that I was surprised about how much I liked this book. There were many laughable moments that came from just silly antics and it made me like this book even more.
The first laughable moment came when Lydia becomes the coolest runaway bride ever. Climbing over a fence and breaking into a house to sit in the bathtub while contemplating your future was good enough, then throw in the house owner is seconds away from jumping in the shower and finds you makes it even better. Oh, did I mention that he is naked? That is what happens to Lydia and it just gets better from there.
Both Lydia and Vaughan are just what each other needs to get through this rough time. Lydia has self-doubt because her jerk-face ex-fiancé instilled it in her. Vaughan needs someone to be in his childhood home because he has never faced it alone. Together, they have hilarious moments, sweet moments, and eye-opening moments. They realize what is missing in their world and start to work on getting themselves to where they need to be with the encouragement of each other.
This book also opens up a series for the wonderful characters we meet and I am excited to see where we go from here…especially Nell and Pat....more
I can definitely say that I closed this book (aka my Kindle app) feeling so many feels, all of them good, and one of them sad.
Nick Sebring was one chI can definitely say that I closed this book (aka my Kindle app) feeling so many feels, all of them good, and one of them sad.
Nick Sebring was one character that I thought I could never like solely based on all the crap that he put his handsome, wonderful brother, Knight, through. I knew if anyone could make me love a character, KA could and the woman did! That first bit of the story, telling of Nick’s love Hettie and how he loses her made me realize that I needed to let my heart give him a chance and as the story progressed and we learned of his ways to make the Shades pay, I still loved him. And this is for so many reasons, yes, he set it up so that he would use Olivia to get to her family but while doing so, and reading their interactions together, it all becomes so much more. Both characters, for that matter, become so much more than what they originally started out as. Each has horror stories in their pasts but once united it is as if their lives have finally started. The beauty that is exposed by these characters when they are together is blinding. It seems as only Nick could ever make Olivia shine so bright and only Olivia could ever make Nick so loving. Pure beauty.
But enough about their love, let’s talk about the absolute crazy-town, crime-filled drama that happened. I couldn’t imagine living the life that Olivia Shade had (good thing that she is just a character in a book.) With a horrible father who would do anything to keep her in her place and that place being a life of crime that she doesn’t want to be a part of. Nick, watching the woman he loves die in front of him and now on a mission to rid the world of the Shades but falls in love with Olivia, it just is crazy-filled and I loved every minute of it.
Okay, now I am going to get deeper into a spoiler so turn away if you haven’t read it.
My favorite part of this whole book was their love for each other, especially at the end when it all hits the fan and they separate but Nick leaves to set a plan to get them together once and for all. When Knight breaks into Olivia’s house one night and shows her the video of her dream home and she doesn’t even waste a second packing so that she could be by his side….*sighs* that is pure love. He made it safe for her again and she let him love again.
So that sad moment I spoke of earlier, it is because this wonderful series has ended. I think the only thing that is consoling me is all the other books Kristen Ashley can write and I can read. If she can just keep them coming then I would be a happy reader....more
I saved this book for a long time. See, I wanted to be able to pull it out whenever I needed a pick-me-up in life. Penny Reid’s books are like rainbowI saved this book for a long time. See, I wanted to be able to pull it out whenever I needed a pick-me-up in life. Penny Reid’s books are like rainbows; they just don’t happen every day so keeping one in your back pocket for rainy days ensures a glorious rainbow and that pot of gold at the end. So I saved it and this week I needed the rainbow and a pot of gold and Penny Reid delivered it straight to me.
While Drew and Ashley are still my favorite couple in this series (so far,) Greg and Fiona are a very, very close second. The novella Penny released filled me with curiosity and Happily Ever Ninja blew me away.
I think it takes a certain kind of author to write a book about a married couple with children, who find themselves in the throws of the hum drum life but is also able to somehow incorporate a wife with ninja-like, crime fighting skills and an ex-military, good doing husband and make them seem so real and not at all absurd, like they could be your neighbors. And without giving any spoilers away, that is what this book is about. A married couple who have hit a rough patch, trying to work out their differences and struggles but still whole-heartily love each other and fight (literally and metaphorically) for each other.
I could honestly list many different reasons while I loved this book (and all her books) but just for time’s sake, your sake as the review reader, and for the beauty of no spoilers, I won’t but I will list a few.
1.) It’s a Penny Reid book. Have I loved all Penny Reid books that I have read? YES! All 17 books. 2.) Her characters could honestly be real people doing real things. They are logical and smart. It is not just because they are beautiful they make it into the book but because they have a mind and they use it. 3.) I always learn something. Whether it be beautiful poetry from Beauty and the Mustache, or the oil crisis over seas in Happily Ever Ninja, or the random tidbits of facts that Janie knows in Neanderthal Seeks Human. I become smarter reading her books. 4.) I immensely enjoy them. I never get angry because a character does something stupid or there is a miscommunication. Every action is a well, thought out action. 5.) Fiona and Greg’s love was super cute and it gave me marriage goals.
It’s safe to say that I love Penny Reid and her books. It is safe to say that Greg and Fiona’s story was pure brilliance and while I am sad the book is over, I still hold them in my heart. It is also safe to say that I am looking forward to Marie’s story in 2017 (where is my time machine?) And lastly, it is safe to say that I would quit my job, move to wherever Penny lives and take care of her just so that I can get my hands on everything that she writes (but not in a creepy way – in a more, “I think you are wonderful and I want to jump for joy every time I think of your books.”)...more
** spoiler alert ** This is my first book by Aly Martinez and sometimes it is a little nerve-wracking to start reading a book from an author you haven** spoiler alert ** This is my first book by Aly Martinez and sometimes it is a little nerve-wracking to start reading a book from an author you haven’t read anything from before. You could love their style or you could end up hating it completely. But I gave this book a shot (and the book cover helped as well) and found out that I am a big fan of Aly Martinez and the Page brothers! Although I do have a confession, I haven’t read the first to books in this series. But after finishing Fighting Solitude, I bought them!
Quarry, being the protector, stumbled upon Liv getting bullied by two boys and did not stand for it - from that moment, instant best friends. Every spare second was spent together; Liv rooting for and watching Quarry work towards his dream of being a boxer and Quarry protecting Liv from the silence and darkness that haunts her life. They are two peas in a pod until an incident takes place and separates them. During this time, both characters grow up and move on – leaving each other behind.
However, finding out that Quarry has gone “deaf” brings Liv back into his life and the life of Mia, Quarry’s girlfriend. Now instead of two peas, there are three. But happiness doesn’t last for long. *Spoiler time* I think most know that Quarry and Mia do not last because Quarry and Liv have been written in the stars but I won’t give anything else away. Mia’s departure from Liv and Quarry’s life rocks their foundation and brings them even closer together and this starts to kindle a quiet love between the two that both want but find it hard to fight for. All the complications that they encountered made me root for them even harder because they both deserved happiness and being with each other gave them that happiness.
I found the story of Quarry and Liv to be quite wonderful and beautifully written. I felt both the tug and pull each character had on each other and thought the resistance that Martinez added made them feel real. To suffer like they both had and then to just go with the flow is not how real people respond – Liv and Q wanted each other (every single day) but would pull back their feelings in order to continue to have the perfect friendship and respect for Mia. It was almost as if their feelings for each other were forbidden until they themselves accepted what everyone else knew, that they have always been a couple.
Like I said, I bought the first two books in the series because I loved Fighting Solitude so much and I plan to devour them as soon as possible because I know that they are nothing but brilliant. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
hate feeling like a broken record and I feel like I have been broken for sometime, saying the same thing over and over again. “It was a good book. Th hate feeling like a broken record and I feel like I have been broken for sometime, saying the same thing over and over again. “It was a good book. The guy was perfection. The girl, however, was just too standoffish and headstrong about her independence.” That is all I feel like I am saying anymore and it makes me sad. I want a guy who is willing to bend over backwards for his girl and rearrange the whole world so that she can smile but I also want a girl who has the strength to rearrange her whole world herself but also knows when to let someone step in and in this book, it took a while for that to happen. Lucy was just kinda straight out mean at first! While she needed a great man in her life, sometimes I felt that Benji was too good for her and too forgiving to her. But Angie, Lucy’s daughter, dang, that girl won my heart over. It was kinda worth all of Lucy’s moments to see how wonderful Angie and Benji got along.
Now I am not saying that I didn’t like this book – I honestly did like it a lot. So please don’t let me ruin it with my above rant. It just feels like this is all I am reading anymore and I just want both of my characters on even ground so they can grab hands and take off running towards a sunset and in a glorious relationship.
That being said, I thought “Rushing the Goal” was a good addition to Aleo’s series – a series which we have loved from the start. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
I feel like this review is just going to be a lot of babbling about how much I love this book, and how much I adore the authors, and how everything juI feel like this review is just going to be a lot of babbling about how much I love this book, and how much I adore the authors, and how everything just was amazing – so I am going to try to not do that so you will be able to read a coherent review. But I did love the book. And I do adore the authors. And it was SO amazing! And I have waiting and waited for this book to come out. Monday when the ARC popped up on my kindle, I literally had a freak out moment. Everything that I was doing stopped, the world stopped (well, my world) and I started reading. *sighs* I wish I could un-read it and then read it again.
L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid are like Mulder and Scully, Holmes and Watson, or peanut butter and jelly – individually, they are perfect. Together they are an unstoppable force of creative and brilliant writing!
I honestly can’t say that there wasn’t a single thing that I didn’t love about this book. In some cases, I will find a few scenes that I wish didn’t happen and will happily try to ignore them and focus on the book as a whole because I know that you can never have a perfect book or be completely satisfied with one. However, this one is perfect and I wouldn’t make any changes.
Sean and Lucy were fantastic characters that were multi-dimension and realistic throughout. There was never a moment that I thought, “Ugh, that wouldn’t happen” or “Seriously?” I spent most of my time devouring the pages and never wanting it to end.
So without giving anything away, I just want to say that if you enjoyed The Hooker and the Hermit or any of the author’s books that you will not be disappointed with this one. The Player and the Pixie is a no-brainer one-click purchase. You will be so happy – trust me.
Oh, and the little snippet that they included for their next book in the series…ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME WITH THE WAITING?! I need that book and I need it now! ~BookWhisperer reviewer MC~...more
*Note to reader – this review is going to be a scattered review because I have all of this awesomeness running around in my brain and I can’t make it*Note to reader – this review is going to be a scattered review because I have all of this awesomeness running around in my brain and I can’t make it flow because it is just too much. Too much awesomeness. Thanks for making all this awesomeoness, Penny.*
My ode to Penny:
It is ridiculously insane how quickly my life shuts down when a Penny Reid book shows up on my kindle. I feel like I need a “Penny Reid leave” for work when one of her books pop up because I am pretty sure I am useless and they are paying me to daydream about what I have already read and what is to come. I also need to hire a catering company to cook my meals and serve them to me because I don’t want to bother in preparing food or shoveling it into my mouth because I need to read. Priorities people! But my work won’t give me leave and I don’t have the money to pay someone to cook for me so I had to slowly read and digest all shiny words that Penny typed and they spoke to my soul.
This is my tenth book by Penny and they just keep getting better and better. All of her books are wonderful but somehow she sets this high level of awesomeness and surpasses it with each new book that comes out. “Grin and Beard it” is no different.
I know that I have said this before but what I love about all Penny’s characters is that they are just so logical. If something is on their mind, they verbalize it instead of keeping it in and letting it destroy the light of love. They all are mature adults, who rarely have miscommunication problems or knowingly do something to spite the other. They think things through to the end and make their decisions based on a sensible outcome. It is like they are almost real human beings.
On to the characters:
If you read “Beauty and the Mustache” you will remember a few unpleasant stories about Jethro told from his sister Ashley’s perspective. During that book, I thought that I wouldn’t really ever care for him because of what he did to her and his family just seemed unforgivable. However, Penny’s writing of Jethro won me over. He had me swooning throughout the entire book. His attraction to Sienna, a curvy Hollywood writer/actress, was enough to for me to hand over my family heirloom diamond ring and ask him to marry me…wait, flip that…I would totally accept a ring from him in a matter of milliseconds. The way he cared for his family after straightening himself out spoke volumes of his character but then add the way he treats Sienna made him perfect. You will find that Jethro just wants the woman that he wants, that speaks to his heart, no matter who she is just as long as she is his.
Sienna isn’t too shabby herself. Her quick wittedness paired with a strong personality is just the kind of woman that belongs in the Winston clan. Anyone who can win over Cletus (and of course Jethro) and make him fiercely protective her and her relationship with his brother has my vote.
And while Sienna was great and Jethro was handsome and wonderful, I will say that Cletus won my heart. He is this book’s VIP. Something about the loveable weird parts of him (blueberry pancakes) brought the laughter. I am looking forward to see what woman takes his breath away.
In real life thoughts:
I have no idea how six handsome brothers, who are brilliant, musically inclined, well-read and kind-hearted would ever be single in a small town in Tennessee but if there is such a clan, I volunteer as tribute to move down there and, you know, be their company and maybe fall in love with one of them. ☺
To end with a quote:
There is a moment in the book when Sienna receives some bad news and while Jethro doesn’t know what is happening but he knows that she needs to be comforted so he asks Sienna to dance. When she asks why, his response is simple: “Because you want me to hold you, but you don’t know how to ask.” That right there, it left me speechless and in awe. A man who knows what his woman needs even before she does. `BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~ ...more
Again I find myself conflicted. While I love Tessa Bailey and her ultimate alpha males, I wasn’t a real fan of Aaron in the first book as a side charaAgain I find myself conflicted. While I love Tessa Bailey and her ultimate alpha males, I wasn’t a real fan of Aaron in the first book as a side character and wasn’t a real fan of him in his own book. I guess I find someone who is so intent on making it big in his career, so structured and logical, wouldn’t do what he did to get kicked off the campaign he worked on in California. Why would he take that chance?
What I did like was Grace, which was really surprising to me. She is such a free spirit that it makes perfect sense for Aaron to be attracted to her. In some ways, Grace was too carefree but I liked that most of what she stood for and did. I especially liked the character that she brought out in Aaron. He grew more relaxed and less rigid in her presence and in those times I found that I liked his character more. I also liked the twisted background that Grace reveals. It made this story a little less about their love and more about how to heal wounds from the past.
All and all it was good but it wasn’t the kind of Tessa Bailey book I am used to. I am still very much looking forward to Belmont’s story with Sage. I just can’t wait for that! ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
You know that I loved Rebecca Zanetti’s Sin Brothers series so I HAD to have the Blood Brothers series…I mean, I just had to. I need to know all thatYou know that I loved Rebecca Zanetti’s Sin Brothers series so I HAD to have the Blood Brothers series…I mean, I just had to. I need to know all that is going on in these boys’ lives.
Zanetti brought back the macho, protective, alpha male back with Ryker. Every turn he had his eye on Zara and would not let her out of his arm’s reach. His brotherly love for Denver and Heath was adorable and tightly bonded. Then to throw in Greg, his brothers, and the Sin Brothers (yes, they make an appearance!) made everything great. Not to mention that he was a complete badass throughout the book looking after all who mean something to him.
Zara was just perfect for Ryker on every level. She was cute, smart, and extremely brave. Her immediate protectiveness of Greg truly won me over. The one thing that was hard to handle was the constant danger that she was put in throughout the whole book. The poor girl would get saved to only be in trouble the next turn.
This book has some great action in it but also sets up some future great action. I am excited to see what the rest of the series will bring. Hopefully the demise of the doctor and Sheriff Cobb. They are the worst! ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more
There has been a flurry of talk surrounding this book for the past months. Everyone I know who received an ARC loved it down to their core. I have heaThere has been a flurry of talk surrounding this book for the past months. Everyone I know who received an ARC loved it down to their core. I have heard nothing but raves, praise, and emotional outbursts since this book went out on the stands. It was hard to do the waiting game until it was released and once it was released, it was hard for me to finish up my previous commitments so that I could start “It Ends With Us” – I needed this book in my soul!
Wow, IEWU was everything and more of what I was expecting it to be. I knew going in that every word was going to be great but somehow CoHo just made them even greater (if that is possible.) This book is a beautiful, heart-wrenching story. I can’t even begin to explain the emotional toll it took on my soul.
Lily has to be the best and realest character by far, which made me live the hours I spent reading as her. I lived her childhood and experienced her fear and love. I lived her adult life and experienced her fear and love. I felt like I was right in the pages with her feeling her joy, her achievements, her love, her heart, her worry, her sadness, her disappointment, and this is all because CoHo knows how to write so that the reader absorbs the character.
There is so much that happens in this book that isn’t outlined in the synopsis so I am trying to shy away from spilling any secrets but in some ways I can’t. Lily and Ryle meet and it is magical. I got swept away in the emotional bouts of their love. My heart beat for them and only them and then the magical dust around their relationship started to fade. Things got real; seriously real and this is when I found myself in awe of Lily’s story. It is beautiful, it is harsh, it is the love that anyone longs for, and it is the fear that we all have. IEWU is another “rock you to the core” kind of book that you find yourself still thinking about months after you finish the last page. It is the kind of book that you hope you are brave enough to follow if you ever find yourself in such a situation.
“In the future…if by some miracle you ever find yourself in the position to fall in love again…fall in love with me.” ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~...more