I love reading books that have some terrific endings to them and also has a lesson learned to...more3.5 Stars, Review can also be found on Book Lovin' Mamas
I love reading books that have some terrific endings to them and also has a lesson learned to it. The character Tia, is going through a divorce with her husband, David (who by the way I want to go into the book and punch him) What a friggin' jerk. I can't stand man that belittles a woman's self esteem. Tia just wants a fresh start to a new life and she wants to forget her ex-husband (but he makes it difficult for her). She has been living at Alex's house while he was on tour of duty. He is sent home after being injured. He wants to do everything in his power to make Tia realize how much he cares about her. He wants to help her through her ordeals. Alex is definitely a REAL Man in my eyes.
I love how the Author goes back and forth into Tia and Alex's heads. We found out exactly what Alex and Tia wants. Alex brings out out Tia's fantasies of being submissive. Something her ex never understood or even liked. Once Tia realizes what Alex's intentions are with her, she finally realizes there are Men out there that care about a Woman's feelings. The best part was the ending of the book, where she gets over her fears with her Ex and moves on finally. It took awhile for it to lead up to that, and sometimes I was a little upset with Tia's character. How she wanted to push even Alex out of her life to save him. How come she didn't realize in the beginning this Man loved her, I just didn't get it. He even tried to tell her in the beginning, but she was clueless.
I recommend this read for anyone who loves a happy ending and wants to learn what some Women actually go through. Alex caters to Tia's feelings and loves her for what she fantasizes. Some Men don't understand that. Sometimes you have to let the Woman decide what she wants...believe me, not all Women like to be the dominated kind...they prefer to be submissive.
I look forward to reading more books from Callie Croix soon. I also thoroughly enjoyed this book because it takes you into a world of actual circumstances that could happen when someone returns from War and such. (less)
5 full moons - "London Falling" by Chanel Cleeton Chanel Cleeton did an amazing job on the sequel toI See London. I thought Chanel put me through the...more5 full moons - "London Falling" by Chanel Cleeton Chanel Cleeton did an amazing job on the sequel to I See London. I thought Chanel put me through the ringer in the first book…oh boy was I wrong. Don’t get me wrong, I was prepared for Maggie and Samir to have a difficult time because these two came from two different worlds, but Chanel made it more difficult with the details of what Samir and Maggie were going through individually. I was prepared for the ending to be different, but Chanel gave the perfect ending to such a beautiful couple. In London Falling, Chanel picks up where I See London left at, and how Maggie is confused with Samir. He hasn’t contacted her since there moment together at the end of last semester, so she has no idea how he feels about her. Chanel gives Maggie and Samir such a hard time on making up their minds what they are going to do, but she had their relationship grow through the book. They were tested constantly and they proved that they were lying to each other about what was going to truly to come. I love when an author can switch from different points of views and make the reader feel for both characters. Oh, I how I loved Maggie and Samir from the moment they met in I See London, but in London Falling they are tested completely. Samir is from a prestigious family in Lebanon that is preparing him to take his father’s legacy. His family wants him to marry a Lebanese woman and Samir is confused with what he wants. Maggie is from South Carolina and she’s dealing with her father not being around and her mother leaving her. She knows she doesn’t belong in Samir’s life, but for the little time she wants to enjoy being with Samir.Gosh darn it…throughout the whole book I was rooting for these two to be together because they belonged together. I loved every bit of London Falling just as much as I did I See London, and I”m really going to miss Maggie and Samir. They both have become a favorite couple of mine this year to read. Chanel did an amazing job on making me fall for such a stubborn, lovable, and steamy couple (together). I also adored learning more about Fleur in London Falling and hope we get more of her in the future. She needs her happily ever after too. The poor girl needs to find the perfect boy just like Maggie did. If you enjoy New Adult romances that have a couple that involve opposites attracting and includes tension, angst, steamy moments, and heartaches than this is the book for you. I give this book five full moons and highly recommend it to New Adult readers out there. I’m so glad I was introduced to Chanel Cleeton’s books from InkSlinger PR because I have found an author I look forward to reading more from in the future. =) I received a complimentary copy of the book from Netgalley via the publisher in exchange for an honest review.(less)
5 full moons - "A Hunger Like No Other" by Kresley Cole 1st read - March 03 to 06, 20102nd read - April - May 18, 2014Review finally posted toBook Lov...more5 full moons - "A Hunger Like No Other" by Kresley Cole 1st read - March 03 to 06, 20102nd read - April - May 18, 2014 Review finally posted to Book Lovin' MamasI first read A Hunger Like No Other back March 2010, and never wrote up a review on it because during this time I was still in the Navy. My schedule was chaotic so I couldn’t stay up at night like I do now to type up my reviews. (Believe me I needed my beauty sleep in the Navy, especially with working 12+ hours a day or more depending on duty days)Now…I’m doing a re-read of the Immortals After Dark series…so I can go back and remember everything I can about the previous books before the next book comes out. Yup…I’m doing this with a crazy college schedule and long review list…but I’m determined to do it. I have missed this series…Damnit!!!It’s been 4 years since I read this book, so it was like I was reading again for the first time. Well at least some parts I did not remember…but I did remember how Lachlain was. Holy CRAP!! Lachlain definitely is the CAVE man of all Alpha Males…meaning he gets what he wants whenever he wants and he will do anything to get it. He has his reasons to be the way he is though. Imagine being tortured for centuries! You would be a raging maniac just like Lachlain. He happens to finally escape the Vampires that tortured him for those centuries and ends up finding his mate…who happens to be the one creature he hates. (Queue…instant hatred at first.) But he’s a male that finds his mate and ends up fighting that hatred. (Hello…the poor Lykae has been waiting for her for many, many centuries.) I felt terrible for him even with his crazy ways.Emmaline (I just love her name) is the sweet petite halfling who is just minding her own business when she is attacked by the sexy possessive Lykae, Lachlain. (Imagine a cave man dragging off his cave woman by her hair) Yup…that is exactly how Lachlain acted, but in a way of jumping her bones. She is trying to find out about her father…and when she’s captured by Lachlain, she’s wondering what her Aunts are going to do to him. (I just love each and every one of her Aunts..especially Nix)Kresley Cole is one author who can world build like crazy in her books. She throws you into this fictional world full of mythical immortal creatures that you fall for. You just want to know each and every one of them personally. That is how Kresley Cole is though. She’ll give you bits and pieces of each character and leave you wanting to learn more about them. She even throws in a very dramatic action-packed adventure with the characters…especially in A Hunger Like No Other. Lachlain was dealing with getting his revenge, and Emmaline was trying to figure out about her father and also about herself. In the beginning of the book Emmaline is the sweet girl, but in the end she’s a very intimidating character. I loved how Kresley had Emmaline develop in the story and how Lachlain changed too.Another thing I enjoy about this series and why I loved it back in 2010 and still to this day. Kresley Cole has a storyline going on throughout the books for the series. Here’s my question still and it’s 2014…will Nix ever get her book? She really needs to find love. She deserves it even with her crazy funny self. I just adore her and I’ve missed her dearly…and I’m so glad I’m back to the IAD world.If you have not read this series, you need to. Start off reading The Warlord Wants Forever though first. (it actually starts off the series) I read this when it was in Playing Easy to Get back in 2010 before reading A Hunger Like No Other. ( I didn’t read in order this time)I give this book 5 full moons and highly recommend it to paranormal romance readers out there.Kresley Cole will always be one of my favorite PNR Authors and her books will continue to be bought in paperback no matter what. I just love looking at the covers and I definitely will be reading this series over and over again. =)(less)
My first book I ever read from Anne Rice. This will forever be a FAVE of mine from her. I always manage to read this every couple of years. It's due f...moreMy first book I ever read from Anne Rice. This will forever be a FAVE of mine from her. I always manage to read this every couple of years. It's due for another re-read soon. =) (less)