You'd think that this would be better than the first book since we'd get to figure out what's really going on in Christian's mind. Apparently it's jusYou'd think that this would be better than the first book since we'd get to figure out what's really going on in Christian's mind. Apparently it's just s e x s e x s e x s e x s e x s e x s e x s e x.
It may be more deep than that, but still book is still meh to me....more
natural chain of events whenever I read a Kiera Cass 1. I'd really like the first book of the series (The Selection et The Heir). 2. Get so hyped up fonatural chain of events whenever I read a Kiera Cass 1. I'd really like the first book of the series (The Selection et The Heir). 2. Get so hyped up for the next books that I crazy stalk other books. 3. Preorder that cheeze! 4. Get my grubby hands on that cheeze! 5. Read next books. 6. Upon reading next books, feel the following but not limited to: indifference, frustration, anger, irritation. 7. Eye roll. Plenty of them. 8. Regret picking up book and wasting $$$ 9. Await next Kiera Cass book.
I hated the ending, which was rushed. Kiera Cass was probably let's finish this up quick so let's make (view spoiler)[two frontrunners gay (hide spoiler)]. Also I was much irritated with Eadlyn who must like so much of the remaining Selected. There's a word for her, but it may be treason to call her that.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I'm going well against the majority and will say straight out that this book was boring. It did make me feel one emotion though. Hatred towards Mac'sI'm going well against the majority and will say straight out that this book was boring. It did make me feel one emotion though. Hatred towards Mac's mother. But aside from that, nothing much. ...more
I'm a fan of Emma Chase's writing. She writes fun and witty romances. However, I am not a fan of this kind of plot. I liked the dialogues. The sex wasI'm a fan of Emma Chase's writing. She writes fun and witty romances. However, I am not a fan of this kind of plot. I liked the dialogues. The sex was steamy. But having a sort of love triangle with a guy who can't seem to make up his mind between his sexy coworker or the mother of his child just doesn't work for me. However, if the mother of child is out of picture (like dead) or irresponsible, then this book would have gotten a higher rating.
BUT, I just can't make myself like Stanton. He's ambitious and smart, but I detest philanderers and I hate the concept of open relationships. Stanton didn't technically cheat, but it's still not OK in my book to have a daughter with someone and want to be with her and then go f**k someone else senseless. NO. That's not how it's supposed to be. ...more
Do not proceed if you either liked this book or cannot handle honesty and criticism.
This book tried so hard to be fun. But then it ended up being dumbDo not proceed if you either liked this book or cannot handle honesty and criticism.
This book tried so hard to be fun. But then it ended up being dumb.
Main characters are just a bunch of shallow socialites wanting to get in a "cool" baby club. Seriously? They are obsessed with getting in this "cool" club because it will open opportunities for their babies (which I bet are about to be majorly spoiled). That club ain't gonna do shit for their future if these parents are going to coddle their kids with Armani and whatever expensive brand clothes. Sure, they'll look good, but that's about that.
Also, there are so many characters, that the storyline shifts back and forth a little too much.
This is not a professional review. This is more like a rant/review in one. Do not proceed if you liked this book, or not open to accepting opinions ofThis is not a professional review. This is more like a rant/review in one. Do not proceed if you liked this book, or not open to accepting opinions of others. This copy has been provided to me by netgalley for a review.
Let me start by saying something positive about the book. I like the cover. It’s minimalistic and eye catching. If I was walking down Barnes and Noble and saw the book, I’d probably pick it up.
Virgin by Radhika Sanghani is one of the shallowest books I have read in my entire life. And trust me, I’ve read more than a handful of stupid books.
Virgin would have probably worked more if Sanghani turned this book into a work of non-fiction. With tips, to do’s and know how’s of the wonders of female genitalia. However, author decided to jumble genitalia information with a piece of fiction and it did not work for me, because the plot was totally nonsensical.
Ellie, a 21 year old virgin, is DESPERATE to get rid of her virginity. She is ashamed and goes through drastic lengths just to cover up the fact that she is a virgin. She lies to her friends. And to her doctor. Never lie to your doctor. She is jealous of girls getting chlamydia tests. WTF? I do not like Ellie, however, her questions are relatable, and probably we all had thrown out one or two questions that Ellie asks. Do men like hair down there, or au naturel? How do you get rid of hair down there? Should you use creams or get it waxed? If you are getting it waxed, do you get a Hollywood? A Brazilian? Also tells you the difference between a rabbit and a bullet. The book is informative. However, the story is just so eye rolling. The main character Ellie (I refuse to call her a heroine) is highly unlikeable and flat. I do not agree with her views in life. All the stuff she does, she does for all the wrong reasons. Author says Ellie is 21 but she acts like a 14-year old.
However, Sanghani tries to redeem herself by making the main character of the book realize that her worries were totally pointless. Thus, I cannot help that the entire point of reading the book was totally pointless too. I rest my case. ...more
This review will also be found on my blog Jasmin l-ves to Read. Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber
Let’s cut to the chase. The Secret Life ofThis review will also be found on my blog Jasmin l-ves to Read. Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber ★★☆☆☆
Let’s cut to the chase. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is grand. It’s the real life of Walter Mitty that is so dull. He is just daydreaming. He is so disconnected with his real life that he goes to tralalaland.
For the narration, Ben Stiller is amazing. The audiobook runs for less than 15 minutes with a tiny interview with Ben Stiller at the end. I actually had to listen to the book twice since I got confused with the sudden change of settings. One minute, Walter is a pilot, next his wife is nagging at him.
For a short listen, I could say it wasn’t a waste of time. It was ok, but I am sure in a few days, I will forget all about this. But I am curious on how the movie adaptation will work, since I am pretty certain that the movie will not just run for a mere fifteen minutes.
Do I recommend this book? Sure, why not? It’s free. ...more
I have expected too much from this book. My friends have seemed to like it, and I was looking for a light, fluffy read, but I do not get Brit humor anI have expected too much from this book. My friends have seemed to like it, and I was looking for a light, fluffy read, but I do not get Brit humor and I did not like the main protagonist at all. She's too young and too immature, with so many issues that I found her irritating. I wasn't able to relate to her at all. Give her a few years, and she'll probably laugh at how shallow she is. Well at least I hope she does, because there are more pressing matters than her lack of boobs or her unibrow....more
Ludania, a country divided by classes. Each class has a specific langage that they should speak and Englaise is the universal languKnowledge is power.
Ludania, a country divided by classes. Each class has a specific langage that they should speak and Englaise is the universal language used to communicate between classes. Any person who dares to look up or attempt to listen to another class as they speak their language can result to execution. A very interesting world where knowledge could lead to death.
Charlaina can understand all languages, even if it's the first time she has heard it. It has remained their familly's secret. If anyone else would know, Charlaina would have been punished by death. Charlaina's family is in the merchant class, and they own a restaurant. A boy named Max catches her eye, which she later meets at an underground club. They talk, and she hears him talk in a language she had never heard before.
This is honestly a very challenging book to listen to. Don't get me wrong, the narrator, Casey Calloway is actually good. Her voice is not irritating when she shifts voices, and it's hard to get confused as she shifts characters. It's easy to follow along, but the storyline was just too hard to get into.
The Pledge is full of conspiracies and would have been interesting if I had only connected with the characters. This book had potential, but fell flat of my expectations....more
*insert musical notes here* I fell in love with a stripper. (forgive me, I cannot seem to copy paste the notes, nor enter them the alt+13 mode since I*insert musical notes here* I fell in love with a stripper. (forgive me, I cannot seem to copy paste the notes, nor enter them the alt+13 mode since I am just using an ipad).
Seriously, Hollywood star, Dawson Kellor fell in love with a stripper at first glance. WOW.
This book started so strong, but ended weak.
The beginning, it was all about Grey Amundsen. She is a sheltered daughter of a pastor in Macon, Georgia. She is little miss goody two shoes. But her only relief is dance. She does ballet, jazz and contemporary. However, her dad, being a pastor, thinks dancing is sinful and provocative. But good thing is, Grey's mom is supportive of this, and convinces Eric (the dad) for her to have formal lessons. But, Grey's mom is sick with cancer, and dies. Grey discovers another passion, which is film. She wants to pursue this career and gets scholarship in USC. But her dad is not supportive of this since movies are dirty and sinful. And USC is in Los Angeles which is "home of sin". He disowns Grey, and Grey is on her own. She survives for a little while, but before the end of her second year, she is told that her scholarship runs out, therefore she is forced to get a job as a stripper, just to support her school.
I don't think any amount of stripping could support oneself in going to USC (1 unit is $1,500). Unless she's stripping 24/7? But she only does this on Friday. But hey, I can't be sure.
I liked the first part of the story. However, when Dawson Kellor entered the strip club, it started going downhill for me. Don't get me wrong, Dawson is hot. But I found their instant connection cr**. Sure, it looks like Grey doesn't belong in the strip club cause she looks all innocent and everything, but she's still a stripper and Dawson is still a Hollywood bigshot who could have any woman he could like. I thought it was too instantaneous, and it felt ridiculous to me that Dawson would go out of his way to make Grey really comfortable (like loan a $150,000 Land Rover to her). Also they've known each other for a couple of days and they already love each other? This book had plenty of eye rolling moments for me.
Also, I felt like I've read all of these pages, looking for the plot of this book. I have found it. And it's b*tt s*x....more
Jasinda Wilder, how can you make such engaging beginning, but the remaining 50% of the book to fall flat?
I really liked Becca and Ryan's characters inJasinda Wilder, how can you make such engaging beginning, but the remaining 50% of the book to fall flat?
I really liked Becca and Ryan's characters in the beginning and it makes me sad that towards the end, I just didn't care for them at all. The book dragged on so much. Auhor decided to rain much drama on the characters that it got old soon enough.
Author also put too much spotlight on the last book Falling into You, Nell and Colton. But them coming in this book, I can't help but dislike them. Where was Nell when Becca had needed her most? Also I felt Colton to be overly dramatic and a spotlight hogger.
Also, I cannot understand why people hate it when their parents are overly strict. Also Ryan suggesting that Becca move out just because her parents got mad that Becca did not check in. Becca's parents, though they did not want Becca to have a boyfriend conceded when they Ryan talked to them. All the parents did was for her sake anyway. But it didn't matter cause she hated them anyway.
IMHO, I think this book could have been cut short, but author decided to drag their story out so long and inflict so much drama on the main characters that it just got old soon. ...more
So, Gabe Hamilton and Mia Crestwell have been attracted to each other since Mia was still a baby (not literally). I usually like storylines where guy falls in love with little sister of his best friend. Mia is Jace's little sister, who is also Gabe's best friend. So she's sort of off limits. Years after, Mia shows up at the opening of Gabe's hotel in a very sexy dress and Gabe just loses it! He hands Mia a contract and asks her to be his assistant and sex buddy.
The plot, is slightly different, but both involves a millionaire who is into contracts, spanking and BDSM and who also loves feeding the heroine full, and a naive heroine who never imagined herself enjoying bondage and anal sex. It's been such a while since I last read Fifty Shades of Grey and if it was fresh in my mind, I would have made a point by point comparison of the characters and the plot, however, I do not want to submit myself to that torture of reading whichever book all over again.
This is my first Maya Banks read and I have no idea if I would want to read another of her works. I was thinking it's the erotic genre that doesn't work for me, but I've looked at my erotic shelf, and I saw some four star reads for me.
I'm thinking it's just the type of plot that does not work with me. I didn't think the plot was believable, thus, I did not connect with any of the characters. I just thought them to be kinky rich kids.
If you hated Fifty Shades, I suggest you stay away from this book. However, if you loved it, then be my guest, and indulge with the book.
I'm not crossing off Maya Banks from authors to avoid just yet. I'll give it one more book. ...more
J. Sterling might have my $3.99 but this story just isn'tThis review will also be found on my blog Jasmin l-ves to Read.
The Perfect Game by J Sterling
J. Sterling might have my $3.99 but this story just isn't sold on me.
The Perfect Game feels like a very juvenile but very dramatic and over-the-top love story between two crazy new adults with trust issues. As I was reading, I felt the author was being overly ambitious; however, the story falls flat. This is also the first book in a trilogy.
As most new adult novels go, the playboy, who happens to be named Jack Carter, falls in love with an elusive girl, who happens to be named Cassie Andrews. There is a couple of attempted witty bantering between H/h but it’s been done plenty of times, and after a few, they become eye-rolling. I have seen (or rather read) this sort of plot a dozen times, but J Sterling doesn’t make her book stand out.
I am actually very conflicted as to rating this book. The beginning was slow and Jack Carter did not appeal to me. Jack is a heartthrob in the college campus and playboy who does not sleep with the same girl twice. His falling in love with Cassie was too instantaneous and unbelievable that it was actually ridiculous. The rate of tying my shoes as to how fast Jack fell in love with Cassie is slow. He also called Cassie “Kitten” and I don’t think this endearment is sweet. A Kitten is a young pussy and hell would have to freeze over before I would want to be called pussy. I think kitten as an endearment is offending, but I am just talking for myself. But if you honestly like being called kitten, I would actually think something is wrong with you. No offense. The story dragged at the beginning and I felt the same things were happening over and over again, just with little differences in scenarios. Heroine gets mad, hero tries to win her over, they make up, and then it happens again.
The Perfect game is told in first voice and in alternate narrations by Cassie and Jack. Jack gets his spotlight less often, but with these spotlights, I can’t help but think that Jack is a wuss. I am a female and I find emotions attractive on a guy. But sorry, Jack Carter might have the body of a god, but I feel he’s gay. He is so emotional, I feel like he is a girl on a perpetual menstrual period.
This doesn’t make Cassie any more mature than Jack is. (view spoiler)[ One of Cassie’s schoolmate shows her a picture of a smiling Jack opening a door for a girl and Cassie goes ballistic! She ignores Jack insisting that she would prefer to talk to Jack in person to gauge his reactions. But to ignore him all was too much. (hide spoiler)]
As I was reading, I was actually looking for the third wheel which happens in almost all new adult novels. And alas, I was not disappointed as the third wheel did come.
The choices Jack had made did not sit well with me. (view spoiler)[ After Jack does a perfect game where none of the batters of the enemy team hit any base, the team decides to celebrate. Jack drinks too much and ends up in bed with someone else. Next day, as he calls Cassie, instead of manning up, he pretends that everything is perfect. However, this incident haunts him. He ends up getting this woman pregnant. He calls Cassie to let her know of his infidelity and the news. And he decides to marry the woman! He is crazy over Cassie but he decides to hurt her even more just because of the reason that he doesn’t want his son or daughter to end up without a father. Despite Cassie’s begging, he still goes on with marrying her. (hide spoiler)]
The Perfect Game is definitely not perfect. The writing is okay. Nothing stellar here. The story is frustrating. However, I am just one reader. On amazon, the book has 4.4 stars out of five and 992 readers out of 1,509 gave this book five stars, I’m at the minority here so that might just be me.
__ I have something to confess though. I am continuing on with the series as I have already bought the second book months ago, even though I haven’t read the first book yet. Blame all the sale prices on the amazon store. I have no control whatsoever when I see the words reduced price. They just lure me in. Argh. This will be a lesson learned for sure. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
WOW. THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SHELVED UNDER TEAR-JERKER 43 times. I can't help but think it's because of it being so bad and for the reader's lost time.
----WOW. THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SHELVED UNDER TEAR-JERKER 43 times. I can't help but think it's because of it being so bad and for the reader's lost time.
With the amount of hate the reader's have for the author, I just have to join the bandwagon. It's either she writes/ plots really bad OR she's just really really good. I must find out.
So I finished the book, and I go with the crowd who dislikes this.
I am amazed at how I was able to read this book. Since the beginning, I could help myself from doing either of the following:
a. roll eyes b. say "What the fudge?" (I really say fudge) c. say "What the fudge?", with an eye roll
This book is so damn frustrating, I should have stopped at the first eye-roll. But no, I continued, and now, I just want to pull all my hair out.
This book seems like a frigging fairy tale, majority of the book wasn't even believable. Why? Let me count the ways. And tell them to you too. Spoilers ahead
1. Harper, the heroine, grew inside a Marine's base, and has never been to the mall. She was friends with most of the people inside her father's unit, so how come they never brought her to the mall? I never imagined North Carolina being in the middle of nowhere. 2. She moves to San Diego, California to study, and she hasn't even been there for more than a day, she instantly turns into a slut. I'm sorry for the term, but she is. 3. After a couple of days, she turns into a make-up expert. This I envy, because after years of trying, I still cannot put decent eye shadow on. And she manages this within a week, and take note, she never had put on make up before she got to San Diego. 4. She had three guys pawning for her. All three were willing to do the unimaginable for her.
a. Carter - her "best friend" from the marines who had a secret desire for her. He asked permission from her father, if he could court her. He moves from North Carolina to San Diego for her. b. Chase - this guy would literally do anything for her. He was a chick magnet before Harper, and as soon as he meets Harper, he turns to a saint. No sex with any other girl, eventhough he and Harper aren't exactly an item. Also how easy it was for him to accept that Harper's pregnant. I would have at least expected a little disappointment or shock at first. c. Brandon - bad boy, willing to wait for months before doing sex with Harper, because she is a virgin. Also how fast he accepts Harper's baby. It is one thing if the girl wants you to stop, but he stops himself, I don't know how he does it.
*These men are not believable. Take note, they are only in college. What I understood of boys is they would do anything to get into someone's pants, and boys in college would never be that eager to get married.
5. Brandon's and Chase's parents are so damn nice! Major spoiler ahead Brandon's mom is ok with Harper cheating on Brandon and having another man's child. And Chase's parents are ok that Harper is moving on with another guy barely two months after their son's death. 6. The money Harper was able to save while working in I-forgot-what. Even for Chase and Brandon. They had too much money, which was not believable. I swear they have more money than a professional. 7. How Harper wore converse shoes to her wedding. I would have understood if she was tall, but she's 5'2" and very conscious of her height. And the groom is more than 6' tall.
I have written this review, and I am not even done with the book. I need a frigging break.
Ok, so I finished the book. I swear, if we had a drinking game, and had shots everytime someone said "you're beautiful" or "i love them both", the grocery store's alcohol shelves would be empty by now.
P.S. I have a confession. I have skimmed pages as soon as I hit the 70% mark. I just couldn't endure the torture anymore. ...more
I got this free from the Kindle store, and the least I could do is like it, right?
But I am sorry, I did not.
I failed to relate to the characters and tI got this free from the Kindle store, and the least I could do is like it, right?
But I am sorry, I did not.
I failed to relate to the characters and they remained unlikeable all through out the story. The protagonist Hartley St Clair Hughes, the duke of Derringer, is called heartless but he didn't strike me as heartless in any part of the book. Probably insensitive but not heartless. I really do not get the title. In the beginning of the book, he was already introduced as a kind spirit as he was willing to help Leandra Merrily Harcourt. Being a duke, Derringer could have had any girl he wanted but he picked Leandra because she had no means to support herself. Despite the time limit in which he had to find a wife to get his inheritance, I bet a duke could pick any girl he wanted.
Leandra, on the other hand, struck me as a woman with bipolar disorder. Here she is, agreeable this time, then suddenly mad the next. This happens all throughout the book and it was frustrating.
The love story between Derringer and Leandra was also not well developed. They were just suddenly in love but dodging the fact that they were.
There were also a lot of mysteries shuffling in the story, but not all of them were answered.
This book just frustrated me. Though I was able to finish it, my eyes were rolling most of the time. ...more