Let me start by once again repeating I don't like 1st person narration. The 1st person point is to make the reader feel more connected to the characteLet me start by once again repeating I don't like 1st person narration. The 1st person point is to make the reader feel more connected to the character. However, I rarely find a believeable 1st person character, and this book was no exception.
Josie has just turned 13, but acts and thinks like she's 16 yo or more. At a first read, her mom seems like a beaten wife, and her stepfather the wife beater.
Josie develops a friendship with a popular girl, which I think the author wanted to use as a hook to how Josie is kidnapped. IMO there were other ways for it to happen. It could have happened at the first page and I would have been hooked from there. I wasn't. The story was all over the place. There were various knots the author didn't manage to untangle. Me, as a perso do not wish to see a child kidnapped or raped, but the way it was put into the story, I just didn't buy that it happened.
The motive behind the kidnapping an raping was hinted, but not really discussed, and I would have liked to see the story from the kidnapper POV. Has he done it for money? For fun? Because he is sick? The premise of this book was not bad, tghe story just didn't live it up to it. I wasn't thrilled, or afraid, or reading at the edge of my seat. I was merey reading words that didn't quite were a sentence, and weren't quite a book either.
Want it or not, there is a relationship between them. They are fucking each other. and not doing anyone on the side. What would someone call fucking one person only, (sex)texting, going out with the same person all the time? I call it a freaking relationship.
All the angst IMO was uncalled for. Her ex showing up drunk and trying to force her. his ex going all freaky-carrie and smashing the bakery, the whole i'll-tell-him-i-love-him-on-his-office thing was a dead giveaway that something was going to happen and shit would hit the fan.
Personally, I like my heroines strong. I like when they are grown up and act like it. Hint: Missing by Noelle Adams. I like books that make me think and feel. I like characters that intrigues me. If I can tell what I'm going to read on the next twist, then what's the fun?
Dylan was too hot-headed and took conclusions too fast without stoping to THINK or ASK. Reese's jealousy was a bit over the top. The scene at the bar was just ridiculous.
The 1st person REALLY annoyed me and made the story longer than it needed to be. I'm giving this 1.5 to 2 stars since I've laughed at some moments, even if a few of them were of pure despair....more
Her Billionaires is the story of plus size analyst girl, Laura, firefighter Dylan and ski instructor Mike. Mike and Dylan were in a threesome relationship for about 10 years, and less than 2 years ago, their wife died from lymphoma, leaving them both her money. 1.1 billion dollars, and an anual income of about 50 millions. (Pretty cheap) They haven't learned to navigate the "rich" world, and are still clinging to what they know and pretty much hiding their fortune.
Trying to find a man is hard for Laura. So she decides to join a online dating site to try and find a man. She soons find herself being "courted" by Dylan, and afterwards Mike. Their story is full of misunderstandings and it happens too fast. From 0 to 60 they are amost in love, and then lapses of time happens, a week, a month 3 months... I could live with less FSoG references. (Seriously, DON'T be that author! FSoG was BAD enough already) I can remember at least 5 references, and I'm sure that's not all. There are some issues I just shruged or I wouldn't finish it. She just meet someone online, goes on a date with him, on the same day, and from there to his place to have sex. He could be a maniac for christ sakes! Don't be that stupid, stupid lonely girl who goes out with some random online guy, and then go to his place, and think it's safe because he's hot... Just DON'T. Go watch some Criminal Minds!
The book wasn't all bad, but it wasn't all good either. There were issues. In the end I finished mostly because it was for a challenge and I had no time to read another book.´
On a last note, the cover really bothered me. The series title says: BBW Menage. And the girl on the cover looks pretty skinny to me. Cover is not all, but it can make or break a book. ...more
This book had so much potential to be a great book, instead it was just flat out boring. I think I entered in the middle of a series, even though I haThis book had so much potential to be a great book, instead it was just flat out boring. I think I entered in the middle of a series, even though I had no problem understanding the story. Paul & Andy are a couple for 2 years now, and they have fallen on the so dreaded "married" routine. They don't talk, sex is meaningless, and they're drifting apart more and more. After a getaway to try to lit the old spark, they find Zach at the side of the road. I did not liked Zach. He went to LA, because he thought he could be the next great new shit at Hollywood. He soon discovered he was not alone. So, to keep food in his mouth and a roof over his head, he trades sex for shelter. He worked as stripper, and even tried his hand at porn. What I didn't liked about him, was the fact that he didn't want to change. He wanted to keep on living off other guys, and shaking his moneymaker at some stage, than to try something else. The story was paced too fast for me to believe that after a few days they were all in trio-HappyLand. Had this book been longer, and better paced, it would be a GREAT read. Too bad it wasn't...more
Oh God, my eyes are burning! (From laughing alright)
This has to be one of the most cheesy books I've read lately. Okay, some Daddy's little girl booksOh God, my eyes are burning! (From laughing alright)
This has to be one of the most cheesy books I've read lately. Okay, some Daddy's little girl books are really good and I enjoy them, Touch Me, Daddy however wasn't one of them.
This tells the story of Stephanie, she was adopted when she was 16 years old, and now she's 18 and has a crush on her daddy. Daddy, err, Rick and his wife Sarah, are on a bit of a strain, since she's green with jealousy because of Steph, the young virgin with the big boobs and hot body.
The jump between a father-daughter relationship to "Your little girl wants your cock. All of it shoved in deep." was too much too soon for me. Very meh, here I'm again with porn flick.
It was a fast read and helped me to have a laugh, so I'd recommend for this reason.
Gettin' Lucky was too melodramatic for my tastes. Marcy's the kind of character I hate most in books. She not just didn't fought1.5
Man... was that bad!
Gettin' Lucky was too melodramatic for my tastes. Marcy's the kind of character I hate most in books. She not just didn't fought for her man, she made him go without even telling him why. She took the saying Once burned twice shy above and beyond. Lucky is this whole lot of... Nothing. Why he even liked Marcy is a mistery to me. I felt absolute no connection with any of the them, and the main couple IMO lacked chemistry. The ménage didn't convince me either. I like the idea of twins (Hell yeah!) but in this book made me roll my eyes. (BTW I love when (semi)anal virgins try anal sex for the first time in e ménage. Seriously. Lol)...more
I was a bit disappointed by The Look of Love. In one word, this book was Perfect. However, I don't like perfection. Everything was a bit on the predicI was a bit disappointed by The Look of Love. In one word, this book was Perfect. However, I don't like perfection. Everything was a bit on the predictable side, and I like to be surprised and have my mind blown away. Although the main couple hasn't picked my interest, I loved how Bella Andre built the world for this series. I can't wait for the next books, and I'm sure they'll be great!...more
The premise is very cool. The men of the Dantes family, when they found their soul mate, they feel the Inferno (Hell). And if they don't stay togetherThe premise is very cool. The men of the Dantes family, when they found their soul mate, they feel the Inferno (Hell). And if they don't stay together with the person they love, they'll suffer forever. I've NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER read a man that can make so many mistakes, and still think he's right. And when she did something stupid on her own, he treated her like shit. I was like C'moooooon!! You kidding me?? in half of the book. He was an ass, and she was an idiot. I gave 2 stars because the book could be good, and there's some parts that I liked, but I only could think about slap those two upside the head. I'll in the future read the rest of the series (Just more 7 books lol). But I don't think it'll be soon! ...more
I'm feeling like the odd woman out. I guess 90% of the reviews have a 5 stars rating. Okay, this book did NOT work for me at all. It wasn't the BDSM (I'm feeling like the odd woman out. I guess 90% of the reviews have a 5 stars rating. Okay, this book did NOT work for me at all. It wasn't the BDSM (Or the lack of it), or how BDSM was the bad guy in here. What troubled me most was the characters. I wanted to smack both of them upside the head at each page I turned, and tell tem to grow the fuck up. I read this a few time ago, and I forgot to update in GR. It was that bad.
Full review to come later... You know, when pigs fly....more
Reading the synopsis I thought this was a good book, full of action between the couple. It turned out to be that I couldn't finish this. Clichés are roReading the synopsis I thought this was a good book, full of action between the couple. It turned out to be that I couldn't finish this. Clichés are rounding a lot here.
Prince to be King, trying to live the life he will never be able to live again after he marries and became the King. In a beneficent party, he spots a hot model, that's just so bitter and don't play easy to get. He's drawn by that. His father, the current King is old, and he's afraid that kingdoms around 'swallow' their kingdom, so he'll take the rein of the reign.
The hot model don't want to take any crap of him, but she blushes, gets shy, it's always "surprised" by him and his actions. Always painting him as playboy and bad guy. She decided to be a model because her father wants to arrange her a marriage. But so independent that she is, she said NO, and ran off. Two years later, she's willing to take her father offer to marry, and she's okay that may be a old, ugly, bald rich guy. Lost totally my respect for her.
They know each other, go dinner, dance, yada, yada, yada.
During the sex, he discovers she's virgin... Because he'd just took her cherry. Then it comes the pillow talk, and I just didn't had the guts to read all the Why didn't you told me? I could have made better for you. I'm feeling something for you. We cannot be together... Bleh!
I have read other books by Sandra Marton, and I liked a lot. I'll certainly read others from her, but this one wasn't good enough....more
This was a well done short by Selena Kitt! I wasn't expecting much of Taken. Maybe sex and sex only but there was a real plot, and as always Ms Kitt suThis was a well done short by Selena Kitt! I wasn't expecting much of Taken. Maybe sex and sex only but there was a real plot, and as always Ms Kitt surprises me. For the romance lovers this may not be the ideal book, since there's not a Love story. I liked how Selena built the characters, their fellings and personalities. I was surprised and a bit sad in the ending, but I know not everything is flowers ad hearts and I like that Kitt doesn't sugarcoat.
It's a freebie that I wouldn't have minded paying for. I love Selena Kitt's work, and this one just proves to me (once again) what a great author she is!
I'm so happy to use my Strap-On-Action shelf! ^^...more