I loved Logan's story. Both books totally captured my attention and I fell in love with both characters. Definitely one of my favorite stories. I real...moreI loved Logan's story. Both books totally captured my attention and I fell in love with both characters. Definitely one of my favorite stories. I really love this author and can't wait to read her other books!(less)
This is going to be really hard to review without revealing any spoilers.
First, I never really had any feeling toward Dorothy in the previous books,...moreThis is going to be really hard to review without revealing any spoilers.
First, I never really had any feeling toward Dorothy in the previous books, not that I didn't like her, but I just waiting on her story to make a judgement. After reading the first page I had compassion for this woman. This is very rare for me, to almost immediately feel something for a heroine right off the bat, especially when I've met them in other books. So kudo's to you Madeline for the stellar opening!
Okay, so here goes, I wouldn't really classify this as a love triangle and I kinda wanted her to end up with the one she didn't end up with. I know, I know, I'm not the majority vote, but I was still holding out hope. However, I will say with the way she wrote the story I absolutely ended up falling in love with the couple and I believe she did justice in telling their story. My only gripe would be is that I didn't feel like I had the closure I should of with the other person.
Unbeloved, I would say is the tamest of the four books in this series, but even so it packs a punch and leaves you wanting more. Without a doubt Ms. Sheehan is one of the best of the MC genre and knows how to formulate a story that will leave you captivated.
Next, we get Preacher's story, it's a back in time story and I can't wait for it. However, I will need some booze and meds to get through it cause it's for sure gonna be a tear-jerker!
After Preachers book we will finally get to see ZZ's story, and well I have mixed emotions about this because in Madeline's books we can expect the timeline to be drawn out over a few decades and well I'm wondering what will happen to all of our old timers. I'm not sure I can fathom reading something like that, but I'm sure the queen B can pull it off!
I'm still kinda tipsy after reading Cowboy Take Me Away! So this review is more of a rambling.
CTMA totally did it for me! It was everything I wanted...moreI'm still kinda tipsy after reading Cowboy Take Me Away! So this review is more of a rambling.
CTMA totally did it for me! It was everything I wanted in a book and more. We get to see Carson and Carolyn's love story of fifty years unfold and it was truly beautiful.
I loved Carson! But I absolutely adored Carolyn. After reading the fifteen books prior to CTMA it gave me insight to their relationship and views that we've seen in their prior scenes.
What surprised me the most was Carolyn's sister Kimi. She had me laughing my butt off, and I wish I could of seen more of her and Cal.
This was the perfect ending for my favorite series. Lorelei you did a fantastic job my friend. Now I wanna sit down and have a few drinks with you and reminisce about all the men and women in this fictional town.
I'm conflicted because as much as I love this series and this authors work, this one sort of fell flat for me. Nothing bad, it just didn't grab my att...moreI'm conflicted because as much as I love this series and this authors work, this one sort of fell flat for me. Nothing bad, it just didn't grab my attention and I found myself taking putting it down a lot. However, I will say it had one of the best er umm non penetration scenes I have ever read.
I never read serials, as in like ever, but seeing all of the good feedback this one had, had me intrigued before I realized it was a serial. When I fo...moreI never read serials, as in like ever, but seeing all of the good feedback this one had, had me intrigued before I realized it was a serial. When I found out I immediately dismissed entertaining the idea of giving it a try; however, something kept pulling me back to it and I eventually caved.
My biggest question after reading was who in the hell is Whitney Gracia Williams? and I need more of her work ASAP!!
My mood varied quite a bit in this short little read, it went from being awed at the writers voice to yawozzza that was hot to giddiness over the characters sarcasm to WTF was that??
All in all, I really enjoyed this book, I just wish it wasn't so short because I really could use more!!
I feel like a cheater! Why? Because I loved this book more than the first two and I feel terrible about cheat...more**spoiler alert** Five Promising Stars!
I feel like a cheater! Why? Because I loved this book more than the first two and I feel terrible about cheating on my first love and what got me hooked on this series!
Going into this book I didn't know much, just like you. There was no detailed synopsis or "sneak peeks," well not any that I saw. I only knew if featured Lane, Audrey's BFF from Beautiful Broken Mess and from that alone I have been counting down the days for this release since last November.
I’m not sure what exactly I was expecting in Beautiful Broken Promises, but it definitely wasn’t that! We learned from Beautiful Broken Mess that Lane makes “trips,” what he does on these trips we never knew, in the first quarter of Beautiful Broken Promises we find out that he has a lost love that he has been searching for four long years. We know something bad happened, but are not told who or what.
(view spoiler)[ What we presumably think is his wife or long lost girlfriend is actually his daughter. Kate was kidnapped when she was just months old, and is four years old when father and daughter are finally reunited.
I loved the connection between Lane and Kate from the very first moment they were reconnected to the very ending of the book. Lane knows how to be a Daddy, and a wonderful one at that. Their “date” made me awe and giddy, it was truly a wonderful piece!
Most reviews detail what we want in our hero’s and Lane had all of that in spades, but let me tell you Reagan is what I look for in a heroine! I kinda had a girl crush on her. She is bold, sassy, strong, and respectable. She knows what she wants and goes after it, there is no ho humming with this girl, she tells it like it is, and is very straight forward, and I love that. (hide spoiler)]
There is something about the way Kimberly tells a story that I dig. All three of the books in this series I have devoured and loved! All three left me wanting more from this author, and all three are unforgettable!
While Beautiful Broken Promises is a complete standalone, and you will not be lost without reading Beautiful Broken Rules or Beautiful Broken Mess I highly recommend you read them because you are missing something incredible!
Note: I just love social media! Because of this Authors are able to connect with their fans in ways that were not possible before. Most authors these days offer bloggers plenty of opportunities in offering them advance readers copies, some even hold giveaways for readers so if you’re lucky you may win an early copy, but this author offered twenty ARC's for her dedicated readers for an honest review who were not actual bloggers. How cool is that? I am very fortunate that I was one of those twenty who were chosen/picked/selected or whatever method she used. I appreciate your generosity! ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
**spoiler alert** Warning: you may need anti-depressants and/or psychotic meds while before, during, and after reading or a bottle of vodka or three.
I...more**spoiler alert** Warning: you may need anti-depressants and/or psychotic meds while before, during, and after reading or a bottle of vodka or three.
I first became interested in Carnage when I read that it features a young couple who endure love, lust, and heartache with a lot of jealousy, lies and betrayal.
I loved that the setting of Carnage was in England and the majority of the book is set in the 80’s. I loved that the main couple had a love story that spanned twenty years. I loved how the family was close. I loved the secondary characters. I loved the love, lust, angst, and forgiveness this book had. I loved a lot of things about this book, things that I really can’t or wouldn't know how to properly describe, but there were also a lot of things I hated! I hated the way it gutted me and made me a complete B, and most of all I hated the ending!
In some of the reviews I have read about Carnage was the way it brought feelings out. It made me feel alright, I had feelings several other books have made me feel, but unlike those other books these feelings were all thrown together, twisted, chewed up, and spit out. I was a roller-coaster full of emotions, emotions I actually do not like to feel. I had to have several small “breaks” with this book just for the fact that I seriously though it was going to give me a panic attack. Seriously, I never thought I would have a book induced panic attack. Not to mention the hurt and anger I felt with this book, my kids actually thought I grew two heads and wondered if I was having lady days er um shark week.
I have never in all the books I've read loved and hated a character as much as I did Georgia. I started out loving her, then became extremely annoyed with her, then despised her, and finally I began to love her again.
I loved Sean, I actually not for a moment disliked him, and I didn't believe any of the BS and was hurt when Gia didn't even give him a chance.
Cam, OMG Cam! I loved this controlling, dominant man. He was truly one of my favorite characters. I just loved him to pieces! Come here Tiger, I’ll take care of you!
I knew going in to this that there was not the typical HEA; however I had NO effing clue what happened and a part of me wishes I did not finish it, so at least I could have had my own mind set and not have to endure the blow to the stomach it gave me. Call me close-minded, call me what you want I don’t care, but I wanted my HEA, damnit!!!
As for the rating, even though I hated the ending and some of the feelings it brought out. I loved the majority of this book; I loved the writing style, the settings, and some of the emotions I felt. I’m viewing it sort of like an actor; you know the ones who display their character so well that you hate them. Yep that’s how I’m going to look at.
This book contains young love, lust, sex, control, drug use, Rock stars, lies, cheating, whoring, two very alpha hero’s, and more sex. Definitely not for the faint of heart!
I love the way Colleen Hoover writes. She seems to capture all of my attention and won't let go.
I really enjoyed this novel, very emotional and heart...moreI love the way Colleen Hoover writes. She seems to capture all of my attention and won't let go.
I really enjoyed this novel, very emotional and heartbreaking. As much as I didn't want to like parts of it and some of the characters I couldn't help but love them.
My main gripe is that there is no epilogue! I really wish authors would write eppies especially when it is a standalone. I need to feel the closure, I need to see what happens. I don't like making up their future in my head!
I've been a reader of Angie's blog for about a year now, and was surprised last year when I heard she was writing her own book!...more5 Oddly Amazing Stars!
I've been a reader of Angie's blog for about a year now, and was surprised last year when I heard she was writing her own book! Being a huge supporter of Indie Authors myself, I knew I would give her a chance, and this was one of those chances I'm glad I took.
It's no secret that Against All Odds features a couple whom have an open marriage, some may consider this cheating; however, I don't, but if I did the cheating theme doesn't turn me off unless it comes out of left field. In this case, the theme is displayed for all to know before you even read the book.
I'll admit, even though I don't mind these types of stories, I was a wee bit nervous in starting the book because frankly there are some like that should never be crossed. One thing I can't handle in this type of book is two amazing hero's who have the same love interest. However, it's not at all like it seems.
Cooper and Kylie both were fucked up! Does this excuse their behavior? Well no, but I understand it. Could their problems have been worked out without having to endure so much heartache? Well certainly!
Knowing Angie love angst in her books that she reads, I had no doubt she would deliver a healthy dose in her book, and well she tipped the cake with the angst.
Grayson--yeah his one sexy motherfucker! I wanted to hold this sweet amazing man! He's what dreams are made of and I was ecstatic to find out he's getting his own story in Against The Grain (hurry up, I need this like yesterday)!
Cali--I loved her, and wish we got to see more of her. I hope she gets her own shot at happiness too.
The only thing I wished for was an epilogue, but don't fret the ending was not rushed or skimmed over. We got a very happy ending, I just wanted to see what happened later, hopefully we will see this in other books.
Overall I loved this book, I read it in two days and it would have been a read in one sitting if real life didn't get in the way!