Emily finds herself in an unusual situation. After the death of her half sister she is left the guardian of a 6 year old lovely little girl named JuliEmily finds herself in an unusual situation. After the death of her half sister she is left the guardian of a 6 year old lovely little girl named Juliet. Trying to protect Juliet from the paparazzi she moves to a small island in Maine. Of course she second guesses herself any sane person would, Emily never wanted a family she believes herself to be cold. Shes not of course, shes just damage. You would be too in her shoes. But ill let her tell that story.
Ryan, Ryan makes me swoon intelligent, handsome and just an all around GOOD GUY. Weird right!? Considering I like total jerks. But hes just so perfect you cant help but swoon. From the jump you really just like Ryan okay maybe its just me im not really sure. Ryan raised his siblings and got out of town as soon as he could. An accident brings him back him where he owns a yacht club and basically the place to be in town.
Together they make good friends but of course they both feel the attraction and in some ways its completely foreign to both of them. Ryan and Emily are both convinced that a relationship is too hard and that they arent capable of a beautiful relationship and I just wanted to shake them and tell them YOUR WORTHY OF LOVE!!!! I may watch a little too much dr. phill, like in the interest of full disclosure. I loved all the side characters and really if Alec and Sky dont get together I may just explode! I really enjoyed First Time in Forever. I dont think I have to explain the formula its fun but somber at times. Morgan keeps me glued to everything she writes! Im not even sure how thats possible but she doesnt. I never want to put down her books....more
I fucking LOVED Night Owl. Matt is such a bastard and he owned me from the jump. So when I hit the end of Night Owl and I was reading utter nonsense iI fucking LOVED Night Owl. Matt is such a bastard and he owned me from the jump. So when I hit the end of Night Owl and I was reading utter nonsense if you’ve read it then you know exactly what I’m talking about its a complete wtf moment. I couldn’t wait to get a hold of Last Light which admittedly I already had in my kindle but for reasons unknown to me I cannot binge read a series, its frustrating as all hell. So when I was finally able to read it shoot I was excited. Last Light really just explains that last part of Night Owl.
Matt Sky faked his death, he just wanted peace. He wanted to have his anonymity back. And since he couldn’t get Hannah to run away the best he could do was fake his death. Which is basically a shit thing to do. Because while he’s holed up in a cabin Hannah is supposed to be the mourning girlfriend, it really doesn’t sit well with her.
Hannah is struggling to “mourn”, and avoid Matt’s brother Seth as his sexual advances are quite bothersome. I feel like Hannah stayed the same which is incredibly interesting to me with the influence of Matt you would think she would be greatly affected. You could be saying, but Autumn she went along with this death stuff. And to you I say kinda not really.
I was kinda just let down by Matt and I know exactly how ridiculous I’m about to sound. What I love about Matt is he is suchhhhhhhhh a bastard ass douche ball and he just embraces it. And while I don’t think Hannah has been influenced by Matt I can see Matt is greatly influenced by Hannah. I kept waiting for Matt to do some low down dirty shit and he just didn’t. Shes bringing out the best in him. Shes doing what everyone woman wants to do to a man. Shes fixing him.. See ridiculous.
Last Light obviously progressed Matt and Hannah as a couple but as a reader I wondered if this was just a filler book. I felt setup for things that just didn’t happen. Don’t get me wrong I love this book I just wanted more. Perhaps I was spoiled in Night Owl. Of course, I can’t wait to get to After Dark which is locked and loaded into my kindle and thankfully it’s already been sufficient time for my mind to allow me to read After Dark. I love when things work out!...more
One Great Year is so different for the stuff ive been reading, which is one of the reasons I took it on. The other was past lives and historical fictiOne Great Year is so different for the stuff ive been reading, which is one of the reasons I took it on. The other was past lives and historical fiction. I always enjoy watching authors twist and turn a story to fit historical accuracies.
The story itself is magnificent. Constantly reuniting with your soul mate and arch nemesis I mean that’s good stuff right there. Marcus, Theron and Helghul were best friends growing up but as they got older the expected happens a love triangle. Marcus and Theron fall in love unfortunately for them Helghul is a jealous bastard, a powerful jealous bastard. Its like his mission in life is to make Marcus suffer, hes extremely good at it. Time after time life after life hes there (okay not every life we see but still) making Marcus pay for Theron’s love.
I rather loved the historical parts of the novel, waiting for everyone to show their hands. Marcus always ALWAYS pining over Theron thanks to a potion he took before the end of the golden age. He was a little needy for my liking, its like he had a one track mind. I just wanted more for him, them, however really. I kinda really just loved Helghul, he was diabolical and he owned it therefore he owned me.
I loved so much about this book. It really took some time to read. For me it required why more thought than my usual reads and that was totally okay with me. It opened me up to some interesting stuff....more
I Loved THIS BOOK! It was soo AMAZING!!! I chose this book based on Sandra Brown. I know I've read some of her work before and enjoyed it. I didn't reI Loved THIS BOOK! It was soo AMAZING!!! I chose this book based on Sandra Brown. I know I've read some of her work before and enjoyed it. I didn't remember enjoying it this much! Mean Streak is pretty freaking intense.
Okay, so it starts off with Emory running on a mountain. WHO DOES THIS.? Oh, athletic people. So she's running and them BAM lights out. We backtrack some too before her trip for marathon conditioning. We lead up to her waking up in a cabin with a super attractive man. Whom she assumes is keeping her captive mainly because he won't help her leave. The weather is really getting in the way. Okay, so weird thing I found the guy all swoony. And in my head it's totally Joe Manganiello and just YUM. Oddly enough, he's the only person I can imagine.
Meanwhile her husband Jeff is having an affair. He is kind of a douche. Seems like he's just going through the motions of life.
There's also the point of very of the detectives looking for Emory and an FBI Agent looking for a man. We don't find out names for some time and I'd die if I ruined the book. In all honesty, this is all I feel comfortable sharing. But if you listen to one recommendation for an edge of your seat thriller, this is the one you should listen to. I could not put it down to save my life. I had to know what it all was, what it all mean, who done it and just everything. Things most definitely weren't what they seemed. And that won me over in a big way....more
I haven't read the previous 3 Explosive books but what I'm loving about the standalone trend is that I didn't have to read them to know what was goingI haven't read the previous 3 Explosive books but what I'm loving about the standalone trend is that I didn't have to read them to know what was going on in Intoxicate.
Intoxicate tells us the story of Kalli and Xavier. They have known each other for years. Xavier is best friends with Kalli’s older brother Kale. He watched Kallie grow up and for quite a long time she was jailbait so nothing happened, and for a long time Xavier was focused on raising his daughter Lily after her mother left them 10 years ago. Kallie for her part has been in love with Xavier since she was a teenager. She also really loves Lily. At 27, Kallie feels its now time to move from home and gets a job near Xavier and her brother as a teacher. The thing is she moved in the summer so instead of getting a summer job she becomes the nanny for Xavier since his mom is visiting Kalli’s mother.
They flirt innocently quite often however Xavier has been burned terribly in the past plus he's got a few other things going on and to his credit he wants to separate his feelings from his daughters feelings for Kallie. I don't think I'm giving anything away when I say he was able to separate them enough to get married even if it was not really for love. But you'll see to that as you read.
I'm seriously torn with Kallie. Part of me just couldn't stand to watch her throw herself at Xavier or watch how hot and cold he was with her. I wanted to tell her to move on to give up. But then apart of me admired her for knowing what she wanted, going after it and all that jazz. I know I have done stupid shit in the past to force relationships My life SPOILER ALERT. They didn't work. Just as well I met an amazing man who wanted me from the beginning.
Intoxicate was a pretty easy read. I kept waiting for the shoe to drop to see what would tear them apart because that's how these things go. I'd think oh that's it and it wasn't haha. But it was fun!...more
Arial was just a baby when she was left on the doorstep of Gavin, and Ginger Rochester’s home with a note saying her parents loved her but wasn't safeArial was just a baby when she was left on the doorstep of Gavin, and Ginger Rochester’s home with a note saying her parents loved her but wasn't safe for. Love her like your own and tell no one. After a string of miscarriages and a ton of heartbreak they did as the note asked. Never once did they treat her as though she wasn't theirs. Early on Arial showed extraordinary powers. She was instructed to keep them under wraps and she does until she is attacked and unfortunately she is outed in a BIG way. And her parents end up disappearing. She turns to the Devereaux’s for security.
I was really digging the story and then Beau came into the picture. Really I can usually overlook the insta love. This time it was a little hard for me. I'm not sure why it was just too much too soon. I really loved Arial. I thought she was pretty badass. And really it's one superpower I want. I want to move things with my mind! It would be so awesome to have a Sword in the Stone moment!
The story was pretty fast paced for me. Once I got over the instant love thing I really enjoyed the story. I love this series and I was and still am excited about this book. The characters are all interesting and likable. I this Ari is my favorite followed by Ramie. I can't wait to find out what happens in the 3rd book. Obviously it will be Quinn or Tori. My money is on Quinn. But I guess we shall see....more
Beau is such a man whore. And thats okay for him because hes living one day at a time. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) a few years ago.Beau is such a man whore. And thats okay for him because hes living one day at a time. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) a few years ago. Ending his promising Hockey career, and most of his relationships. He has pushed everyone as far as he possibly could. Some have stayed and some have gone. Currently hes working in a Vietnamese food cart, hes finally stopped couch surfing and is rooming with some friends one including his Ex-girlfriend and the other a sassy little art student Matisse. Hes as happy as he allows himself to be. MS is definitely in the forefront of his mind. Everything it took away and well he lives with the pain every day.
Matisse flunked out of the best art college in the country. She was too busy chilling and partying and bam she failed. Lucky for her, she got into a different liberal arts college. Now her over protective parents have gotten worst. She feels the pressure. It doesn't feel pretty. On top of that she finds herself attracted to Beau but she knows he's not for her. Not after watching girl after girl walk out of his room. He also well he pushes her away. One step forward two steps back..
Really they have feelings for each other but they both have reasons to stay away. Matisse needs to get her shit together and Beau has his disease. Beau feels the need to hide his sickness from Mati. Okay, this is going to be weird and kinda wrong but finally a book NOT ABOUT CANCER! THANK YOU BOOK GODS! I really kinda feel that is the go to illness and im over it. I swear im to the point where if a character mentions a headache Im like cancer, they have cancer. I havent been wrong yet. Sadly Im also to the point where when I have a head I think I have a tumor growing up there. It's ridiculous. So THANK YOU Rebecca Paula for shaking us and telling us “Hey MS is pretty destructive as well!” Seriously theres a plethora of diseases and illnesses quit being lazy people. God, I sound like a terrible person. Sorry, just a little frustrated. Really I think MS was a huge selling point for this girl. The characters werent so bad themselves. Beau was flawed and so real. Matisse, kinda a tortured artist mess. It was cool.
I really enjoyed their story, their love, their flaws. It was a bit of a nail bitter at the end like really I didn't know what would come of them. But I feel like it ended as it should....more
This was supposed to be Aimee’s wedding week. She returned a day early to join her Fiancee prepare for the wedding in Brazil. Instead, shes stuck in tThis was supposed to be Aimee’s wedding week. She returned a day early to join her Fiancee prepare for the wedding in Brazil. Instead, shes stuck in the middle of the rainforest with her pilot Tristan after Chris’ private plane went down in a freak storm.
Aimee is desperate to be found. Her and Chris have been together since the beginning of time. Okay well, since like they were kids. She loves Chris and really who wants to be stuck in the rain forest I for one think I could last all of the thirty seconds before I loose my shit. No electricity, no books and no Snapple Peach Tea. That’s basically hell for me. Clearly I'm high maintenance. Also, this is my case for wanting to be killed during a zombie apocalypse.
Tristan is kinda in secret love with Aimee. He's a mystery really. He's always kept his distance from her. And he's hinted at a checkered past but when the truth came out I didn't see how it was checkered. The guy clearly knew what he was doing and well if someone is going to get stuck in the middle of nowhere you want Tristan to the person with you. Seriously I would've died purifying water, testing food, hunting! I can't even clean a whole chicken and eat it.
Somehow they make it months. Of course, these months aren't easy. Between the elements, the animals and the psychological stuff that goes with being alone. Thankfully Aimee and Tristan get along well and they work well together. Slowly they start to give up hope while maintaining hope. Of course, the crash and their closeness changes their relationship.
All and all its pretty freaking amazing. I was at the edge of my seat knowing this was a standalone. Would they survive, would they be stuck forever, would a miracle happen and they are found?! Well, shit I'm not telling you. But I will say, the end happens as it should. I had never read Layla Hagen, truth be told I hadn't heard of her until just recently. I really need to look into her other books. I loved this story, it's that simple....more
This is the hardest review I've had to write to date. Seriously I just want to expletives ALL OVER this review. Mainly because I don't possess the worThis is the hardest review I've had to write to date. Seriously I just want to expletives ALL OVER this review. Mainly because I don't possess the words to adequately express the way I feel about this book. I really have no idea where to start so Ill start with my beginning.
When I was a kid maybe in second grade or so when we were first learning to write stories they told us, make sure you have a captivating first line. You draw your reader in with that first sentence. I agonized over my first sentences for years usually falling short. I'm quite happy with this first sentence. We were shown example after example. Over the years, I read the first sentence and wonder were these authors taught this as well or did the tides change. But as I cracked the spine a smile overtook my face. The first line got me, from there I was a GONER. Seriously I no longer could control myself. The Nightingale burrowed its way into my soul. I truly believe that. Everyone has that one book that changes their life, that changes the way they see life. The Nightingale IS MINE. I thought I loved books before. I thought I loved reading before. No, that was a play. Whenever I cracked open this book my soul knew. Almost instantly my mood would change, my shoulders would sag and my heart would drop. I felt worry, desperation, despair, and anger. Sure there were times of joy and relief I personally just identify more with despair. Maybe I should tell you a bit about the book, Yes?
Set in ’95 in Oregon as well as the ’40s France. The Nightingale starts with a elderly woman packing up her home. Reminiscing about the past and how she will miss her home, she's sick with cancer and so that her son worries fewer she's moving into an assisted living situation. Cut to France as WWII is beginning Viann is happy she has her husband Antoine whom she adores and their daughter Sophie. Life is good never mind the war chatter. That is until Antoine drops the bomb on her has been drafted and will be leaving for war soon. Her best friend Rachel and her family are facing the same draft. Together the women will take care of their children, continue to teach and wait for their men to return. Isabelle is Viann’s younger sister. Isa has spirit, after their mother died the girls were given up by their father. Isa she just kept running back to him. Unable to accept that he couldnt take care of them. Theres a lot of family history there and im just going to leave it at that.
These women did exactly what needed to be done. The things they did protecting children or allied forces they did because they knew in their bones that what they were doing was right. I cannot imagine living in those times. Watching my family cold, hungry and scared along with survivors guilt or the psychological trauma that was most likely brought on by the Nazis or really anyone with a smudge of power. I UGLY cried several times. I shed many silent tears throughout the story some for no particular reason it just felt the right thing to do so rather than fight it I went with it.
I feel that even with this review I'm still not adequately portraying how AMAZINGLY BRILLANT this writing is.. I thought Firefly Lane was amazing. I have to say multiply it by 10 and then you have The Nightingale. I have so many questions for Hannah, more so about the process, her research, and her mental state. The mental state because I was hyper aware of my mental state and I imagine it was magnified for her, basically I want to confirm the feels!! This book is magnificent, stellar, brilliant, captivating, incredible, marvelous, fascinating, great, amazing and just about every other adjective for superb that you can think of....more
What an interesting start to this serial. Abby comes home sure her boyfriend is ready to propose only to watch him pack his bags and go. I really expeWhat an interesting start to this serial. Abby comes home sure her boyfriend is ready to propose only to watch him pack his bags and go. I really expected it her to walk on him with another woman so it was kinda nice to see a change. Her life is taking a toll on her and when someone recommends a spa Paradise shes intrigued and pays it a visit.
Paradise is unlike anything else.Each door has a color and a purpose you work your way though the doors but continue to keep your massage therapist. Abby's message therapist is a mystery to her as the rules state clients must wear blind folds. But the power of his hands bring Abby insane pleasures. Shes even worked herself into the Blue Room. ...more