I Only Have Eyes for You is a wonderful addition to the Sullivan series! Personally, I was looking forward to Sophie Sullivan...moreBella 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...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 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.(less)
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 fuck...moreThis 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.(less)
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. App...moreI 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. (less)
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. (less)
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 nonethe...moreBeautiful 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.(less)
For $2.99 in the Kindle store, I have to admit, I did not expect much.
But the Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski is wonderfully crafted. It's so poignan...moreFor $2.99 in the Kindle store, I have to admit, I did not expect much.
But the Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski is wonderfully crafted. It's so poignantly touching that I cannot stop thinking about it even if I finished it hours ago.
Camryn Bennett has problems but her recent fight with her best friend Natalie has pushed her over the edge and forced her to run away from home. She gets on the bus to nowhere. On the bus, she meets Andrew Parrish. Little did she know that that bus ride would change her life.
The characters have depth in them, despite them being in their 20s. I have highlighted so many wonderful quotes from the book. Here are a few:
"The truth is, we all have problems; we all go through hardships and pain, and my pain is paradise compared to a lot of people's and I really have no right to whine at all."
"You dwell on the past, you can't move forward. Spend too much time planning for the future and you just push yourself backwards or you stay stagnant in the same place all your life. Live in the moment, where everything is just right, take your time and limit your bad memories and you'll get wherever it is you're going a lot faster and with less bumps in the road along the way."
"Just say it. If after you say it and it doesn't feel right, then deal with that, but if you hold that shit in, the uncertainty will be the bigger bitch than the guilt will be."
J.A. Redmerski is now one of my to-look out for authors because The Edge of Never just made it to my favorites list! Highly recommended! :)(less)
What is wrong with me? Why do I always pine for the guy who the leading lady does not end up with? Why o why? First it was Adrian from the Vampire Aca...moreWhat is wrong with me? Why do I always pine for the guy who the leading lady does not end up with? Why o why? First it was Adrian from the Vampire Academy. Rose ended up with Dmitri. Then it was Kiyo (but that was before the murder issue). Eugenie ended up with Dorian? And now here in the Georgina Kincaid series. Oh Roman. (Please take note this doesn't always happen in Richelle Mead's books. This happens almost everytime I watch a movie or TV series or read a book. Like how Hermione ended up with Ron, though I wanted her for Harry Potter.
Anyway, Succubus Revealed is a pretty way to end up a pretty solid series. I remember as I was reading the first few books in the series, I was pretty sure that there was no way Richelle Mead could have saved up Georgina Kincaid's soul, but she did.
The rest of the gang, Hugh, Cody, Peter and Carter were still amazing. Their bantering is so cute. And one would think that hell was all about world domination. It was hilarious to see them fight over supremacy over bowling.
Seth Mortensen is still adorable, but Roman was just it for me. The lengths of his sacrifices for Georgina. It doesn't matter if he used to plot Georgina's death, he made up for it. (less)
Thorn Queen is definitely a pageturner. I opened the book at 10pm and finished hours later. I just couldn't put it down.
I think it is prerequisite, t...moreThorn Queen is definitely a pageturner. I opened the book at 10pm and finished hours later. I just couldn't put it down.
I think it is prerequisite, that you should read book 1 of the Dark Swan series, before reading this one. Though Richelle Mead provides adequate flashbacks for one to relate, the first book would help us understand Eugenie Markham better.
The book starts with Eugenie being queen of Thorn land. From book 1 she defeated Aeson, and managed to get his kingdom by infusing her spirit into the unclaimed land. (If a monarch dies, the land becomes unclaimed, and anyone with enough magic to sustain the land becomes the new leader, and the land bends to whatever the claimer's ideal is). Unfortunately for the subjects of Thorn land, Eugenie's ideal land is a desert in Arizona. It's absolutely hot and there a scarce amount of water sources and there's not enough food supply. Good thing is, like Arizona, Thorn Land is also rich in copper, which is major metal in the Otherworld.
The prophecy is still running amuck... The daughter of Storm King will bear a son, who will rule both the Otherworld and the human world. Eugenie is being plagued with suitors that made her want to bang her head on the wall. But there was a bigger problem. Some of her female subjects are gone missing. It happened to be that her subjects were being sold to human men. (Gentry, "aka fairies", want humans for their fertility. Humans would want gentry because they age slower and their chances of getting pregnant are very slim.) Eugenie wants to put a stop to this. She was so close, but was caught instead.
Oh Dorian. The things you do that make my heart melt.
I would love to tell you what happened but that would be spoiling the fun for you. But I can say, this is my favorite book in the series.
And as I said, Oh Dorian.
Wait, remember how I said this book was a pageturner? I just had to read the next book right after. I had to stick to just a couple of chapters since I do have to do something else than read. Oh the tragedy.
I have mixed feelings about this book. But there are two things I am sure of.
1. This book should definitely not be read by kids. 2. This should not be...moreI have mixed feelings about this book. But there are two things I am sure of.
1. This book should definitely not be read by kids. 2. This should not be listened to at work. I was squirming in my seat. And it was uncomfortable. I felt I was listening to porn and I honestly felt guilty.
This is my first read/ listen from Katie Ashley and she writes really steamy romances. I wasn't expecting that, but I do not know if I am pleased or what. As I said, I have mixed feelings. I cannot say that I love this book, but I might be biased. Why?
1. I had the audiobook, and somehow the narrator's voice sounded a little robotic to me. 2. The book did make me feel guilty 3. I'm listening to an audiobook, and I liked some parts, however, I am thinking, if I had read the book, would I still like those same parts? Would I like it more or would I absolutely hate it? 4. The cliffhanger has royally screwed me over. I swear I wanted to pull my hair out.
Emma Harrison is almost thirty and is desperate to have a baby. She tries to recruit Connor, her gay friend, to be a sperm donor. But Connor's boyfriend does not agree to this. Aidan Fitzgerald is everything a woman could want in a man. Drop dead gorgeous, smart, rich, can cook, has pet dog, can clean his own house, sex god, so on and so forth. But he's commitment-phobic. He might suck as a boyfriend, but he'd be perfect as a sperm donor. Aidan learns of Emma's dilemma, and presents a solution. He will donate his sperm, but the baby-making has to be all natural.
The plot is not unique. We have seen this in a lot of movies. I also felt I have read something similar before. We have the usual, a miss goody two shoes, and a hearthrob who will break our heroine's heart. They fall for each other, but the guy is afraid of commitment, so he pushes the girl away, yada- yada.
The Proposition's plot may not be a stand out but I give credit to Katie Ashley. The book is enjoyable. Well, that was until the cliffhanger. (less)
My loyalty to Gena Showalter is keeping me from giving this a three, so I'll go with 3.5. That's probably not very encouraging but, I stil...more3.5 /5 stars
My loyalty to Gena Showalter is keeping me from giving this a three, so I'll go with 3.5. That's probably not very encouraging but, I still dare you to try this book.
Wicked Nights is the beginning of a new series, The Angels of the Dark.
I adored Zacharel. He's an angel, and he's on the verge of falling from grace. I liked the entire idea of Zacharel leading a band of angels that are all on the verge of losing their wings. All of them are tortured souls. Zacharel is almost perceived as heartless. So when he goes soft on a human, his warriors are surprised.
Annabelle Miller has been locked up in a psychiatric ward. She was blamed on the slaying of her parents. And the fact that she sees demons, which in truth she does, only adds fuel to her being cuckoo.
Everything is not as it seems. There was a greater plan on things. The ending was a surprise.
At first, the book was pageturner. But, when I was nearing the end, the book became an eyeroller. There were plenty of eye rolling moments for me. The book just became too cheesy. And I don't like my popcorn too cheesy, because then it gets too salty and the cheese sticks to my hand.
The series holds much promise so I will sure be reading the next book.(less)
Being a big Twilight fan, I jumped the bandwagon of reading this hyped up book, thinking this was some sort of fan fiction or something. I also saw it...moreBeing a big Twilight fan, I jumped the bandwagon of reading this hyped up book, thinking this was some sort of fan fiction or something. I also saw it everywhere, including Costco, among other groceries.
Well, it's a far cry from twilight.
It's not even twilight for a mature audience.
And I didn't like it. I should have known what I was getting myself into when I saw "EROTIC ROMANCE" at the back. I felt uncomfortable most of the time reading it, and I just finished it, because of the fact that I bought a NEW book which I seldom do. (less)