I always knew that Bella Andre was good. However, her romances weren't quite five star reads for me. Well, that was until Kissing Under The Mistletoe.I always knew that Bella Andre was good. However, her romances weren't quite five star reads for me. Well, that was until Kissing Under The Mistletoe.
This book is for sure a five star read. And Bella Andre at her finest. Perfect for the holidays, and perfect read for the end of 2014.
Storytelling is awesome, and I could see so much improvement from Bella Andre's earlier writings.
This by far is the best Sullivan book in the series. See how it all began, Mary and Jack's love story. The story that gave us the wonderful Sullivan siblings....more
Wanted by Kelly Elliot is a bunch of clichés put together to resemble something similar to a book.
Tips on how to make a simple story into a simple, b Wanted by Kelly Elliot is a bunch of clichés put together to resemble something similar to a book.
Tips on how to make a simple story into a simple, but VERY LONG boring one: 1.Add fillers. Add unnecessary words over and over (e.g. f*ck, d*ckwad, d*ckhead, argh). In desperate measures, you can also add sentences non-crucial to the plot (e.g. F*ck you., F*ck me, Jesus H Christ) 2.Repetition. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. And repeat some more. Assume readers cannot remember sh*t. (e.g. ”You will never be wanted by anyone.”, “ache between my legs”, “I want her”, ”You will never be wanted by anyone.”, “ache between my legs”, “I want her”, ”You will never be wanted by anyone.”, “ache between my legs”, “I want her”).
Wanted has so many eye-rolling moments that I honestly want to pull my hair out but since I have alopecia, I don’t want to do that to my hair which isn’t really that much to begin with. Endless drama. Given the author’s inclination to overdramatics and hyperbole, I was expecting an accident somewhere in the book. Book can be so predictable. (view spoiler)[Author did not disappoint. (hide spoiler)]
Main characters are dislikeable. Ellie has a potty-mouth that I want to clean her mouth with soap. Forget soup, I’ll pour chlorox down her throat cause I don’t think soap would work. Gunner , the male protagonist, is a wuss too. Nothing redeeming about him either.
I also do not like the message the book is promoting. Like it is totally acceptable to get married before college? Characters get married after highschool, and ton of their friends got hitched or will get hitched too. Also, characters are obsessed with getting babies! I’m 27 and I’m far from ready to have my own.
If this is an inclination to what kids nowadays enjoy reading, 3.99 rating with more than 20k reads:
I’d rather pluck my eyes out than read this lame excuse of a book again.
This is the second book I picked up from Jennifer E Smith. The first book This is What Happy Looks Like was so remarkable that I had to put this authoThis is the second book I picked up from Jennifer E Smith. The first book This is What Happy Looks Like was so remarkable that I had to put this author on my watchlist.
The premise was very promising. City wide black out trapping two very different teens together who somehow develop a connection overnight then send each other post cards was very adorable. However, the long distance fawning over each other stopped being cute a few pages into the book. I was actually routing for Lucy to be in a relationship with Liam rather than Owen. Liam was really attentive, meanwhile Owen does not even bother with emails.
Also some parts were not believable. Like a regular parent would cart her daughter from halfway of the world just to meet up with a random dude? And a city wide black out? Do generators not even exist? Especially in a Manhattan apartment?
However, despite the two stars, I am still picking up Jennifer E Smith's other books once I see a good deal on kindle....more
I did not like any of the main characters, except probably their moms. As I was reading, I was expecting for something big to happen. It did happen. It was towards the ending and I was so thoroughly mindf*cked I wanted to throw my beloved kindle on the wall.
But despite the ending, I am not continuing on the series. This is one of those books that are highly overrated....more
There was a point in my life where I enjoyed new adult romances. I used to enjoy the angst, the H/h problems, good girl and bad boy getting together,There was a point in my life where I enjoyed new adult romances. I used to enjoy the angst, the H/h problems, good girl and bad boy getting together, the cheesier than cheetos love declarations.
I think that time has passed. Almost every new adult I have read has that same formula. Just different characters and slightly different problems, but nonetheless, all the same.
3:AM Kisses was bordering on kind of funny to just downright frustrating. Plenty of eyeroll moments for me. I wanted to like the book, but the romance was just too juvenile for my liking.
I will stop shoving new adult romances down my throat and move on to a different genre for now.
I might continue on the series, as I do want to know how the heroine's brother's story go....more
Any book with LISA KLEYPAS sprawled all over the cover is a must read for me. Her books have constantly been 4-stars or 5-stars for me.
To be honest, IAny book with LISA KLEYPAS sprawled all over the cover is a must read for me. Her books have constantly been 4-stars or 5-stars for me.
To be honest, I do not remember Sugar Daddy much, which is the first book in the Travis' series. That was a 4-star read for me. However, Blue-Eyed Devil, I know I will not forget for a long time, since this book made me cry like a baby.
Haven Travis, an heiress who is set up on making her own path, makes her pick of a husband. Nick was her first boyfriend, first kiss and first everything. The old adage kicks in, "you never know a person, until you live under the same roof." Nick, who seemed like an OK fellow, is actually a narcissistic b*stard who beats the crap out of women. Haven endures for a while, until she is left with a broken hip and kicked out of the house for the night. I was bawling!
This book made me think of domestic abuse, and why women tolerate it. It seems so easy to leave, but I know once you're in it yourself, it's hard to cut loose.
Hardy Cates apparently was a main focus in the first book, but despite me not remembering much, I enjoyed this book more than Sugar Daddy. Hardy Cates was very patient, hard-working and sweet. He started as a blue-collared worker, but ended up rich.
Haven initially thinks that Hardy is using her to get back at her brother Gage, but Hardy was just really attracted to her. The build up of their romance is sweet and perfect. Their journey wasn't easy, but they got there.
Blue-Eyed Devil sure is my favorite Lisa Kleypas contemporary. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.