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
After enjoying the first book of The Hurley Boys series, The Best Kind of Trouble, Broken Open was a downer. This book could have been cut half short.After enjoying the first book of The Hurley Boys series, The Best Kind of Trouble, Broken Open was a downer. This book could have been cut half short. Story was dragging on for too long.
Don't get me wrong, the characters are likeable. Too much of a good thing usually doesn't work out though....more
interesting enough, but the fact that this has a couple of books (though it appears they're more like novellas) feels like it would take too much effointeresting enough, but the fact that this has a couple of books (though it appears they're more like novellas) feels like it would take too much effort on my part to invest in this couple -_-...more
I am honestly conflicted with the book. Was never a fan of infidelity, though I believe Karina managed to pull it offRomance a bit on the heavy side.
I am honestly conflicted with the book. Was never a fan of infidelity, though I believe Karina managed to pull it off. I however do not agree with the heroine just leaving school. It could have been done better. Enjoyable nonetheless, though book could have needed a little bit more proofreading.
Torin, carrier of demon of disease, is my favorite Lord of the Underworld. He is the most doomed of them all and I just love good tragUpdate: 1/6/2015
Torin, carrier of demon of disease, is my favorite Lord of the Underworld. He is the most doomed of them all and I just love good tragedies. He has foregone the ability to touch another as this would either kill, transmit disease then start plagues.
Keeleycael is a worthy to Torin. Their lovestory is heartbreaking at first. Keys, determined to touch Torin, and Torin unable to fight the temptation to touch Keys, their love story was almost doomed from the start. Keys was willing to risk it all. She touches Torin and she gets infected three times! She tells Torin that she is stronger than his demon, and soon the demon will run out of diseases to give her. So heartbreaking.
I was mind blown by the ending! It had so much sense and so much science! I liked that Torin gets his HEA not by some gimmicky magic trick, but by science. I know it's a paranormal romance, but I like my paranormal romances a tad more believable. lol.
The puns on Torin's shirt are awesome! I should mention that I want one! Ladies, this would be good business, message me and I'll buy one if it is decent priced.
Also, let me say ladies, that Gena Showalter has her magic back. This is no holds barred LOTU book rivaling the first books in the series.
If Gena keeps this writing up, I do hope she writes on William, Galen, Hades then Cameo, in that order. ______ $1.99 on kindle store now 12/29/14!
I absolutely adored Heather Lyon's A Matter of Fate. It was such a pageturner and kept me at the edge of my seat. While reading that book, the feelingI absolutely adored Heather Lyon's A Matter of Fate. It was such a pageturner and kept me at the edge of my seat. While reading that book, the feeling when I first read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was felt evoked once more. Heather Lyons has then became one of my must reads. Though I must point out that despite being blown off my feet by A Matter of Fate, the whole series did not end up on my favorites list as it wasn't able to follow through.
I liked the idea of Medusa as a victim. Medusa, if you change it to MAGDUSA, turns to a Tagalog word which translates as to suffer. Which she did. One couldn't help but feel remorse for her. During her pre-gorgon years, Medusa had good looks that transfixed people. But she would have gladly traded it for a talent for music or art. Hating the attention, she decides to become one of Athena's handmaidens. She takes care of a man and ends up having feelings for him. The man asks her to run away with her, but bound by her duties as Athena's handmaiden, she refuses. A couple days later, feeling a bit of regret for not coming, the man comes back and forces himself on her. And this man happens to be *drumroll* Poseidon, the king of the seas.
So as if it's not suffering enough to be raped, Athena, the goddess of "wisdom" comes in the scene and decides to curse poor Medusa for desecrating her temple. Thus Medusa ending with a serpentine body and snakes as hair. Medusa is exiled, with only her plants and "girls" aka the snakes on her head.
Despite being a monster, Medusa is not a monster at all. She abhors taking lives and grieves for them.
I am thankful for some respite in Medusa's suffering. She has found a friend Mikkos, a sailor who she managed to not freeze to stone as she sensed his presence and was able to alert him. A couple years down the road, Mikkos loses sight and decides to visit Medusa to thank her for sparing his life.
Another friend is Hermes. I could gush about how Hermes is the new Adonis but let me refrain from fangirling.
What makes this short of a five star read was the dialogue. The writing is beautiful and descriptive but the characters are thousand-year old greek gods. Medusa herself is 2,000 years old. However, the dialogue between characters are too slang, and too ungodlike.
I Only Have Eyes for You is a wonderful addition to the Sullivan series! Personally, I was looking forward to Sophie SullivanBella Andre did it again.
I Only Have Eyes for You is a wonderful addition to the Sullivan series! Personally, I was looking forward to Sophie Sullivan's story, because I honestly saw a bit of myself in her when she was talked about in previous books. And when I say a bit, I really mean a bit. Because I am sort of like Sophie, except, without the killer body, without the money, and without whatever that counts.
Sophie has been in love with Jake McCann since forever. Jake was her older brother's friend and she thought he didn't see her the way she wanted him to see her. But he did. Jake saw Sophie being hands off since she is sister of his best friends.
But there has to be a point where enough pretending is enough. Sophie has had enough and is off to seduce Jake if she has to.
I have enjoyed this book so much that I can't wait to read the next book.
*Also, for kindle owners, the Sullivan series is available for lending.
*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
This audiobook is fucking awesome! Why. It's narrated by Samuel Jackson. I swear I could feel emotion rolling from him everytime he says "go the fuckThis audiobook is fucking awesome! Why. It's narrated by Samuel Jackson. I swear I could feel emotion rolling from him everytime he says "go the fuck to sleep". Audiobook was only six minutes, costs 1.09 and is fucking worth it.
Forgive me for the swear words, I think it's fucking appropriate given the name of the book....more
It's been a while since I literally LOL'ed because of a book. There are only three authors that made me literally want to drop on the floor and just rIt's been a while since I literally LOL'ed because of a book. There are only three authors that made me literally want to drop on the floor and just roll laughing: Sophie Kinsella, Susan Elizabeth Phillips and a new addition, Alice Clayton. And Alice Clayton did a spectacular job of making me laugh from the start to the middle.
But let me put emphasis on the "middle" in my previous statement. Wallbanger starts out strong. It was a pageturner and I was blazing through the pages. Til the middle that is.
I felt like this book could have ended up sooner but I was still dangling trying to finish the book. Also, with the title Wallbanger, I expected it to be steamier.
Characters, Caroline and Simon are both likeable, and soon enough, I was routing for their love story. And they got it. Even the minor characters are also fun! Mimi, Sophia, Ryan and Neil are so adorable.
Despite my complaints towards the end, Alice Clayton made it up. Finish was strong. Clive was one helluva character. Nice to get insights in a cat's brain. I call thee, "the feeder" and the "tall one".
I am still trying to figure out why Cake by Nicole Reed is titled CAKE. I tried looking up the word Cake in the ebook, and it gave me two results. AppI am still trying to figure out why Cake by Nicole Reed is titled CAKE. I tried looking up the word Cake in the ebook, and it gave me two results. Apparently the heroine, Kylie Lord, thought of Trent Moss and Drey Savage as pieces of cake. I wouldn't call them cake, but more of man candy. I will stop before I salivate on my ipad.
Kylie Lord, has been in love with her humanitarian best friend, Trent Moss, for the longest time. Trent had a foster brother, Drey Savage, who is a professional footballer. Drey and Kylie never got along. But Drew got into an accident. And Trent needed information that wasn't available to the public. He calls Kylie and asks her to find out Drey's condition She does, but things get complicated as Drew requires bed rest. As Kylie relays this information to Trent, Trent insists that Kylie take care of Drey, because he will let no one else near him. Kylie sets aside her differences, and gets to know Dray. And they get to know each other too much, to the point that they make an agreement of becoming friends with benefits.
But Trent comes home, and admits he has feelings for Kylie all along, but knew that Dray wanted her too, so he never pursued her.
Cake is a complicated love triangle. Trent and Dray are foster brothers, and it should always be bros before hos. Though it worked out in the end, it seems unrealistic to me. I know I am reading fiction lliterature, but I still want my stories as realistic as possible. The characters are not very likeable. I did not like Kylie Lord. I thought her superficial, as she wanted to nurse her broken heart more, instead of taking care of her dying grandmother. I did not like Trent Moss, as I thought he was selfish, thinking that he could always take advantage of Kylie whenever he wants. I did like Dray though. He acted as a jackass from the beginning, so when he acted nice, it was a pleasant surprise. Also, Cake seemed a tad too rushed, and you can't rush your cake. I always like savoring my sweets, instead of wolfing it down. ...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
Too short for my liking, but still insanely good. This for sure is a classic Gena Showalter, with the steam and all that jazz. It would have been bettToo short for my liking, but still insanely good. This for sure is a classic Gena Showalter, with the steam and all that jazz. It would have been better if this was a full on novel rather than a novella....more
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire is truly a "beautiful disaster".
This is a book I would honestly not be proud of enjoying, but I enjoyed it nonetheBeautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire is truly a "beautiful disaster".
This is a book I would honestly not be proud of enjoying, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Abby Abernathy is a good girl who prefers to go unnoticed. But the fact that she is too ordinary or rather different, makes her stand out and she catches Travis Maddox' eye. Abby says from the beginning that she is not sleeping with Travis, and somewhere along the way, the two become friends. It works, despite their attraction to each other. But lets face it, the attraction will eventually get in the way.
But oh, how I tried not to like the book.
Travis was temperamental and violent. And I abhor violence of any kind. Travis would just give out punches to anyone who said anything sexual to Abby. He was trashing his apartment when Abby was missing the next day. This is not normal behavior. In the real world, I KNOW I would not stay with this kind of person. But despite this, I enjoyed this beautiful disaster. Let me enjoy my literature. The punches he throws is only on page.
Yes, I am embarrassed that I like this book. I would not go out recommend this out to random folks, but if someone does gush about how much they love this book, I would gush along with them. Yes, it's a guilty pleasure....more