As always Sherry doesn't disappoint. I have been waiting for Booker's story since her first book "Unlovable". I met Booker in Unlovable and fell in lo...moreAs always Sherry doesn't disappoint. I have been waiting for Booker's story since her first book "Unlovable". I met Booker in Unlovable and fell in love with him then. And throughout the series, I just kept falling deeper and deeper in love with him. He's has all the qualities I want in a man. He's a hard worker, caring, loving and sensitive.
In Unbearable you will see Booker getting his life together after he quit's MET. He's working in his office and has quite a few clients. He's doing great. But now he's developed a crush on his secretary/office manager Tess. Tess use to work with Cole in the medial field but she's not meant for that. She passes out at the sight of blood. So she's working with Booker now.
Their chemistry is good. It's not sizzling hot but only because Booker has to approach Tess with delicateness because of her past. They had a more mature approach on taking the next step. The horror she goes through with her ex-husband will make you literally cry and want to punch him. In fact, this book dabbles a lot with a very sensitive subject, rape and domestic violence. So I don't recommend this book to anyone who is sensitive to those subjects.
But aside from the horrible rape and domestic violence, I like the way Sherry approached the romance between Booker and Tess. Usually in a lot of today's books, they take sex lightly. Everyone is falling in love by the second chapter and having sex by the third. But in Unbearable, everything is even paced. Booker tries and comfort Tess and shows her how he's not her horrible ex-husband. That he cares and loves her and he'll wait.
A lot goes on in this book that'll have you shaking your head like "Wow". But thank goodness they have their friends there. Seth and Maggie from Unlovable and Cole and Lilah from Unbelievable. With those friends, you'll never go through life's ups and downs alone. I love that you get to read about how their lives is going as well.
I absolutely LOVED this book. But I have been waiting for this book for about two years so I knew I would. Besides Sherry is such a good writer, I knew she was going to knock it out the park. I think Booker is her baby but she's not going to confess to that. I give Unbearable a 5 stars and a DEFINITE Good Choice for Reading.
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The Lost has me at a loss for words. This book a...moreThings I've Lost
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The Lost has me at a loss for words. This book at first was a little hard to read because of how weird it was. I felt like I was reading a book set in the Twilight Zone. The things that were happening just felt so weird and out of place. I had to make myself think out the box. And when I allowed myself to do that, I was able to enjoy the book more. I was able to visualize what I was reading. But I will mention this, I am pretty sure there's going to be many people who will not be able to let the author pull them into the story. It's a really complicated read.
The Lost isn't a place I want to end up at. Lauren was having a difficult time dealing with her mother's diagnosis. And like many of us who have problems with dealing with reality she goes out for a long drive. But little did she know she'd get "Lost" and that's where the story begins. Finding herself lost and unable to get out of this one town, she seeks shelter.
But how weirded was she when she came across the "children of the corn". Okay, I'm making that up but she did come across a bunch of little kids with weapons. (Advice: Stay away from them.) Or better yet a washed up 80's cheerleader who doesn't make any sense or doesn't help her much. Her mission was to be survive long enough for the Missing Man to find her. Confused yet? Yeah, I thought so.
So in Lost you have to survive long enough for the "Missing Man" to find you. The "Missing Man" is the key to sending you home. But what do you do while you wait for him to find you? I don't know, maybe fall in love? Or maybe develop skills that'll help you survive in the reality show "Survivor" or maybe develop a bond between you and a child. Either way, "The Lost" has enough mystery to keep you scratching your head and keep you intrigued.
I enjoyed "The Lost" and I was able to get a meaning behind the story and I hope you do too. I give "The Lost" a 3.5 stars and I think those who are fans of the Twilight Zone or mystery would enjoy this book. I hope to be given the chance to read the second book in series.
I'm not shocked at all that I enjoyed this book as much as I did. Hello?! Look who wrote it! Jay Crownover. Her Marked Men series is to drool for. Now...moreI'm not shocked at all that I enjoyed this book as much as I did. Hello?! Look who wrote it! Jay Crownover. Her Marked Men series is to drool for. Now that, that's said and done. If you have read any of her Marked Men series, you are going to love this book! Shane Baxter a.k.a. Bax is going to make you love him and also make you want to kick him at the same time.
Just look at that cover. It's sexy and kind of mysterious. The only complaint I have about the cover is that the model should have had a star tattooed in the corner of his eye. Because in the book, Bax has a star tattoo by his eye. I just can't remember which eye. But other than that, this guy is hot.
When you meet Bax, you're meeting his bad side. But when you meet Shane, you meet the civil, soft and loving side. And you will meet both sides. Shane is the side you'll fall in love with. And you will see that he's not at all what he portrays to be. Yes he's tough but he's more mad than anything. And right now, he's just looking for answers. But before he finds all those answers, he'll have to meet Dovie.
Dovie is his best friend's sister. She's a fiesty, outspoken, plain looking red head that doesn't see danger unless it smacks her in face. And that infuriates Bax but also keeps him on his toes. When he says stay, she moves. When he says no, she says yes. It's an interesting chemistry. They're both looking for answers so she intends on being there whether he likes it or not.
I enjoyed Better When He's Bad. It's falls perfectly into the New Adult genre. The dilemmas and situations in this book is a lot different from the other NA's I've read. But what I didn't like is how quickly they jumped into a sexual relationship and how quickly they fell for each other. However, by the end of the book they did have me rooting for them. So I will be continuing this series for sure. I can't wait for the next installment. I'm pretty sure it's the best friend's book, Dovie's brother.
I give Better When He's Bad a 4 stars and a definite Good Choice for Reading! (less)
Who has ever ended a relationship due to misunderstandings? Well that's exactly what this book is about. Can you imagine getting stuck in an elevator...more
Who has ever ended a relationship due to misunderstandings? Well that's exactly what this book is about. Can you imagine getting stuck in an elevator for hours? I would die. But imagine stuck in an elevator with an ex? And one that you broke up with on bad terms? It's a disaster in the making.
So in Misunderstandings the book is mostly them being stuck in the elevator and speaking to each other for the first time in two years. In this book there's alternating chapters. One chapter is of the past, then the other is of the present. And whatever is revealed from the past, you'll see them deal with it in the present. You'll see when their walls crumble and finally come to the realization that their relationship ended because of a Misunderstanding. Through revelations they'll finally show how much they really care for one another.
I really enjoyed the main characters in this book. They were down-to-earth and realistic. Their attitudes and their way of dealing with things were very real. Brittini was a bit of a firecracker. She wasn't one to fall for a guy because of his good looks and swag. Her guards were always up and was on point when she met Justin. Granted, she thought he was good looking but she wasn't falling for his "Player" charm. At times, I felt like booping her on the head because she was overly cautious. I wanted to tell her to relax a bit, but I liked her. She wasn't a bimbo.
I had a good time reading Justin's character. I liked that he had tattoos and had a reputation. But he was nothing like what you think he would be. Yes, he had girls throwing themselves at him but he wasn't a bad boy. Like most tattooed bad boys in books, they're almost always into music. But not Justin, he was into art. He drew and that's what made me like him more. He was different. The author gave him a soft side that made me fall in love with him.
I breezed through this book. It was an easy and fast read. It captivates you from the beginning and it never dragged. Mrs. King did NOT disappoint in this book. Justin and Brittini will have you rooting for them from Chapter one. I give Misunderstandings a 4.5 stars it's definitely a Good Choice for Reading!! (less)
I picked this book up because it was circulating through my Facebook feed a lot. So I decided to give it a chance. Now at first, I kept putting it do...more I picked this book up because it was circulating through my Facebook feed a lot. So I decided to give it a chance. Now at first, I kept putting it down. It wasn't grabbing my interest. I don't know if it was the author's form of writing or was it that I wasn't connecting with the characters. But I found a bit difficult for me at first to keep reading. However, I was determined so I kept picking it up. Also it did have really good reviews. So I continued reading. After a certain percentage into the book, the characters jumped out the page. I started getting to know Kendall and Payton and started really enjoying them.
Kendall convinces Payton to move to California to become her music tutor and go to college there. That's where the story became interesting. This turns out to be a good move for Payton. Because Payton sort of started to blossom into the person she was suppose to become. And I liked that she embraced it rather than freak out with every new experience. Despite harboring her own feelings towards Kendall, I felt she was evolving rather nicely. But since the two girls had feelings for one another, you can only imagine how that ends.
I really enjoyed this story and its pacing Nothing was rushed. The author didn't rush into a relationship with the girls. She made coming out realistic. It wasn't rainbows and sunshine. Not everyone embrace homosexuality and it's often seen as taboo. When the time came and the girls did express their feelings for one another, it felt real. Their dilemmas felt real and the best part is she didn't drag them out for too long. I enjoyed their scenes together. I'm also happy the author gave us a HEA because that would have annoyed me if she didn't. Overall the author did a great job with the characters and their story. I give gravity between us 4 stars and a good choice for reading.(less)
This book was very enticing. Emmy has her dream job but the worst boss. But however bad her boss is, her job had its perks. She gets to ogle at sexy,...more This book was very enticing. Emmy has her dream job but the worst boss. But however bad her boss is, her job had its perks. She gets to ogle at sexy, hot male models. That's a job I would love to have myself. Now they're all fun to look at but when one actually showed some interest in her, she wasn't sure what to do. Should she walk or rather run the other way or have some fun and go along with the flirts? Well what kind of book do you think this would be if she turn the other way? Emmy threw caution to the wind and took her chances.
Ben started flirting with Emmy via email and text, at first Emmy was hesitant. But when a famous and gorgeous model like Ben comes knocking on your door, you slam that door wide open! And that's what Emmy did. But it was time to have some fun and that she did. I really enjoyed reading their messages back and forth. I don't know what it is about authors who write text messages or emails in their books, but I really like it. I like books that have emails or text messages between the characters. I think it's cute. Their flirtationship was fun to read because had good chemistry together.
A lot happens through out the course of their relationship that makes me this book steamy. Their intimate scenes was smoking hot. There's even a scene involving a cock ring. Yeah, exactly. It's super steamy. However, there was a part of this book which involved two characters and their dilemma was completely unbelievable. It's no way imaginable that, that could possibly happen. I wish I could get deeper into it but that part has a big "Oh sh*t" factor. Other than that, I liked the relationship between Ben and Emmy. She may need to get a bit more head strong because she completely melts when it comes to Ben.
If you're looking for a steamy book with lots of steamy sex, pick up Working It. You will not regret it. I give Working It 4 stars and a definite Good Choice for Reading!!(less)
This has got to be the weirdest book I've ever read. I can honestly say I did not enjoy this book. The writing style is completely different from any...more This has got to be the weirdest book I've ever read. I can honestly say I did not enjoy this book. The writing style is completely different from any other book I've ever read or what I'm normally use to. It was written in verse and fragments. It wasn't at all enjoyable. In fact, this review will probably be the only one that will be the least enthusiastic about it, because this book got amazing reviews. So in my opinion this review shouldn't be valid to those that can read all types of writing.
Okay, so there seems to be a trend with books lately that main characters get amnesia. I'm not usually one to complain about things like that. Because usually authors somehow always finds a way to make it work for them. But maybe because I didn't like the story, the reason for her amnesia wasn't believable enough for me. Even though, I'm sure that any sudden tragedy can cause amnesia.
However much I didn't like the writing style or the story, it did continue to pique my interest. The relationship between the "Liars" was interesting. And the developing romance that was completely forbidden was my main focus in this story. There's also the parents of these "Liars". The adults in this story might as well been kids themselves by the way they were behaving. They were selfish and very self absorbed. Complete turn off.
But during the course of the book the main character is going through her own issues, one being her love interest. She has issues with her family being selfish and a complete mess as I mentioned before. She also has daddy issues. And something is going on with the "Liars" that she can't put her finger on. So the author did throw in lots of little dilemma to add to the big picture. But the ending was what kind of threw me off. I didn't see it coming at all. So that alone made the book worth reading.
So do I need to say any more? I didn't enjoy this book much. I think this book has more potential in the hands of others who enjoying fragmented writing. I give this book a 3 stars.
This was an excellent sequel to the first book. I absolutely LOVE that the author picked right back up from the last book. I don't like time in betwee...more This was an excellent sequel to the first book. I absolutely LOVE that the author picked right back up from the last book. I don't like time in between books. It aggravates me. So Pieces For You started of with Sam at the rehab center, where she was seeking therapy for a horrible rape that she endured. And during the rehab time in this book, you read it as her journal entries. I enjoyed getting in her head, but I was a bit afraid that the whole book would be that way. Lucky for me, it wasn't.
Because Sam is a rape victim, this book was really sad. You go through her healing process with her. And even though I knew Sam was a fictional character, I found myself rooting for her. I was mentally pushing her because I didn't want her to let her rape define her. But Sam will surely surprise you. Her healing process was hard but she was really strong. And I'm so happy the author didn't let her break down.
As hard as her healing process was, Sam's old self kept peeking through every so often. That gave me lots of faith for her. And I liked those scenes. I especially loved and enjoyed the scenes between Sam and her best friend Everleigh. those scenes always made me laugh. Sam and Ever have been best friends since they were children, but they couldn't be more sisters even if they don't shared the same DNA.
So much happens in this book. Sam goes through therapy and I really loved her therapist. She pushed Sam but she didn't treat her like she was fragile or broken. So their scenes were good too. And then there's Griff. Griff is described as big and sexy. And I absolutely loved the way he felt for Sam. He was her definite soulmate and I wanted them together. And at some point, I wanted to reach out to the author and tell her, if Sam and Griff don't get together, write me into the story and hook me up!! LOL.
Overall, this book was safely paced. Nothing was rushed. Sam's attitude was positive. Though she was a victim, she was strong. I loved her spunky personality and her bluntness. She has made me literally laugh out of loud from all her TMI (Too Much Information) I hope there's a third book coming soon because Genna introduced us to a character called Meg and I'm really interested in her story.
Pieces For You deserves a 5 stars and a definite Good Choice for Reading!!
I always enjoy Morgan's books. And I jump at the chance to read an ARC of hers. But this book was a little hard for me to read. And I think it's becau...more I always enjoy Morgan's books. And I jump at the chance to read an ARC of hers. But this book was a little hard for me to read. And I think it's because of Kayla's husband dying in the book. I'm an emotional type so when he was killed in the book, I felt really sad. In my eyes, I see it as a dad that won't see his kids grow up, see their milestones and so forth.
Now, normally I'm one that's all for moving on, in due time. I hate when I see a woman who gets destroyed by divorce or the death of a spouse, especially when she has kids. I understand that mourning is something we all go through. But when it consumes someone, it's even sadder. However, for some reason it bothered me a little when Kayla did move on. I can't really explain why. I liked her character a lot and I enjoyed Ian's character too.
I know that Ian wanted to be there for Kayla. And as much as I did like him, he bothered me a bit because I felt like he was too involved. To me, it almost felt like she wasn't given enough time to mourn her husband. In my opinion, she needed some time. Now here's where I feel conflicted. Although, I do feel that Ian was too involved, he did help the kids a lot. He was there for the kids when they needed him and I did like him for Kayla. Just not right now.
I really did enjoy this book a lot and though I wasn't thrilled with Kayla moving on the way she did. I am happy she had Ian. Ian genuinely loved her kids and I know that he would do what he had to do to make them all happy. And for that I give kudos to Morgan. She wrote the relationship before Ian and the kids so well that I was able to let go off the little that I didn't like. So I do recommend this book and I'll read anything else she puts on my lap. I give Hard Break a 3.5 stars! I highly recommend you all the read the entire series!!(less)
Even though its getting a bit old, "the whole good girl falling for a tattooed bad boy", I did still enjoyed this New Adult novel. But honestly, if yo...more Even though its getting a bit old, "the whole good girl falling for a tattooed bad boy", I did still enjoyed this New Adult novel. But honestly, if you've read one you've read them all. And it's sad because even though some stories are good, its gets a little tiring.
I liked some of the characters in this novel. I really liked Drake. I like his cocky attitude. Normally I don't like guys with huge egos. But the author wrote him well. Chloe on the other hand, I wasn't crazy about. She had her head all over the place. And as much as I wanted to like her, I didn't. She was immature and just blah in my opinion and did things knowing others would be hurt. So she's my least favorite character. Her best friend was funny and I would love to read a book about her. Logan her other "best friend" fell a little short for me. He came off as a weak character. He let Chloe walk all over him. I feel he needed to man up.
Now even if I didn't like Chloe I did still want things to fall in her favor. But only because I wanted Drake to be happy. Despite the fact that he was a man-whore, he was a character with potential and I wanted him to be happy and successful. And he did change his ways when he started having feelings for Chloe. And their chemistry was good. I love the sarcasm between the two. Made the whole cliche worth while.
I liked this book. Did I love it? No. Will I continue the series? Yes. Because I believe Chloe & Drake will grow and mature. I think this book will be a fast and easy read for those that's looking for a New Adult novel. If you're looking for a book with a sexy, tattooed bad boy then give this one try. Torn gets a 3.5 stars from me.
I really enjoyed How To Love very much. And I absolutely LOVE that this book has a Before and Present tense. It gives the reader a chance to go back...more
I really enjoyed How To Love very much. And I absolutely LOVE that this book has a Before and Present tense. It gives the reader a chance to go back in time and see why things are the way they are today. I hope I make sense when I say, I'd rather experience (read) what they went through, rather than the characters telling me what happened. In my opinion, it gives the book an edge.
The Before tense in the book was when Reena was a young teen. And as a young teen she kept to herself. Fitting in wasn't something she really cared for. Besides she had a best friend who was more than enough excitment for her. I really liked Reena's character. She was very strong minded, very opinionated and she didn't easily fall into the typical high school/ teen drama. Except when it came to Sawyer.
The Before tense has a lot of angst. Reena has always been in love with Sawyer. But what I didn't like was the way that Reena lost herself in Sawyer. He was not the good boy he portrayed to his and her family. He had ugly demons eating at him and he sort of dragged Reena into them. And even though she wanted no part of it, she couldn't tell him no. I didn't like that about Sawyer. But let's face it, how many of us has done stupid things when we were teenagers for the sake of a boy we liked. I know I did. But the adult in me knows better and for that, I am not a fan of young Sawyer.
Young Reena lost her best friend in this book and I think that's where she kind of spiraled a bit out of control. She didn't have that person to confide in. She wasn't close to her family so by losing her best friend she sort of lost herself in a way. That's when Sawyer intervened and she couldn't refuse to be with him. So whatever Sawyer wanted, Reena did. Thus, explains the teenage pregnancy.
In the Present tense, Reena matured a lot. She has a baby so she couldn't be an irresponsible person. She had to grow up rather quickly because of her daughter. Sawyer had left before he found out she was pregnant so she basically raised her baby on her own, with the help of her parents. I really liked the way she handled being a teen parent. She was very dedicated to her daughter. I also liked the way she handled Sawyer. He didn't easily get his way like he did with young Reena two years before. This Reena wasn't buying into anything he had to say. The decisions she made was because she thought long and hard about them.
Need I say that I really enjoyed this book. In my opinion this isn't a HEA. To me, this is more a Realistic YA Fiction. The reality is we lose friends though out our lives, whether is by choice or not. And we all grieve differently. We make bad choices. Teenagers AND adults tend to lose themselves in the ones they love. And the part of our brain that makes rational decisions stop working when we're madly in love. So I absolutely love the reality in this book. And because I do love this book, I want to share it with you. Below will be rules on how to enter.
I give How To Love a 4.5 stars and a definite Good Choice for Reading.
I think this book is my favorite in the "True Believers" series. In my opinion this book was paced appropriately. I like the way Erin McCarthy write...more I think this book is my favorite in the "True Believers" series. In my opinion this book was paced appropriately. I like the way Erin McCarthy write her books. This book is New Adult which involves sex, but she doesn't overdo it. Believe and the other books in series are much more based on life dilemmas and situations. Lots of NA today is solely about sex. So I have to respect that and she has plot in her books.
By the time Robin had her own book, Believe. She was a changed woman. Prior to her story, she was a huge party girl and a big time drinker. She drank to the point of blacking out. Until one day, she blacked out and did the unimaginable. She had sex with her best friend's boyfriend. That turn of event made her change her ways. She stopped drinking and was trying to change her ways. Her strength to stop drinking was admirable.
In the first, two books in series, the main characters are the Mann brothers. But in this one is about his cousin Phoenix. And he's a lot more messed up than his cousins. He went to prison for beating up his mom's boyfriend. So when he met Robin he was fresh out from doing five months in jail. He portrayed the bad boy look. He had tattoos all over his body and was definitely rough about the edges. But that didn't stop Robin from taking notice.
What I enjoyed the most was the character relationship development. That despite their secrets and past, they still wanted to be friends. It didn't feel like insta-love in this book. They spent time together watching television, watching movies, going to the park, etc. And during that time spent together feelings started developing. That's how all books should be written. Give us some character development. They were able to be there for each other when dilemmas presented itself. They were able to confront their mistakes and try their best to correct them.
If you're a fan of New Adult books, you should definitely pick up the True Believers series. I've enjoyed all books by far in this series. Next book is Kylie's book called Shatter. After the betrayal she endured from Robin and Nathan, I think her story is definitely going to be interesting. I give Believe 4 stars and it's definitely a Good Choice for Reading.