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.
Unique storybuilding revolving around a 16 year old named Darrow.
Imagine a universe (I am not exaggerating, because we are going beyond ERed Rising.
Unique storybuilding revolving around a 16 year old named Darrow.
Imagine a universe (I am not exaggerating, because we are going beyond Earth), where humans are inhabiting every planet and social classes are identified by color. On the bottom of the pyramid are the reds. Though by current 2014 standards, red haired women are hot. On top of the chains are the golds (or as I like to call them, the blondes. And I am sure that redheads are hotter than the blondes. The reds are toiling in the center of Mars for the betterment of the future generation. So that Mars will be ready for people on earth. However, as Eo, Darrow's wife, discovers trees and grass above the surface, their beliefs are shattered as they realize that Mars' surface has been inhabited by humans for generations.
Eo and Darrow are to be executed upon discovering the truth, but Darrow is saved by rebels and is then turned into a gold to infiltrate the system and take it down from within.
The book is good, however, it must come with a disclaimer that it is the first book in a trilogy which is not finished yet. Book 2 comes out in 2015, so good luck waiting! :o...more
As I just saw the latest XMEN, James McAvoy's face is still fresh in my mind, so I imagine him as RichardI love the dramatized version of Neverwhere!
As I just saw the latest XMEN, James McAvoy's face is still fresh in my mind, so I imagine him as Richard Mayhew pretty clearly. And I've loved Natalie Dormer from the Tudors, so this dramatization just put a whole new level on audiobook listening.
Utterly transfixing and beguiling, I highly recommend this audiobook to all fellow audiobook listeners. Short book (only 3 hours and 48 minutes).
Richard Mayhew, has a full time job, and is engaged. One night, as he and and his fiance are roaming the streets of London, he sees a girl in need and on that spot, he decides to help her.
The girl he saves is Door. Guess why? Because she can open doors. Even if there really isn't a door. She exposes him to London below. And from then on, Richard Mayhew stops to exist on London above. His coworkers do not know him and his fiancee has no idea who he is. He tries to look for Door and then he enters London below.
What is London below? For one thing, it's magical and more beautiful than London above.
As Richard goes on a quest to help Door to get his identity back, he gains more than what he could ever fathom....more
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