I thought this book was so cute. So cute, adorable and funny at the same time. I love how both of the main characters bicker at one another but end upI thought this book was so cute. So cute, adorable and funny at the same time. I love how both of the main characters bicker at one another but end up falling for each other either way. The ending was satisfactory and overall, I thought it was a wonderful read. :)...more
Too Good To Be True must be one of the most amusing and adorable book that I have read in a long time. Why? Well for one, the fact that Grace EmmersonToo Good To Be True must be one of the most amusing and adorable book that I have read in a long time. Why? Well for one, the fact that Grace Emmerson pretends to have an imaginary boyfriend is hilarious and she can't help but be infactuated with her ex-convict neighbor, Callahan O' Shea. Their first meeting resulted in Grace hitting Callahan with her hockey stick in the head and it starts from there.
This was in fact my first book by Kristan Higgins and I think I'm in love. The romance was touching and delighful, the characters will leave you with a deep impression (especially Grace's friend Julian and her sister Margaret), and the story itself was funny and cute in every possible way. Although I did find that the romance was quite slow at first, the end made up for it and I definitely recommend this read to anyone that loves romantic comedy....more
“I love you. That is the beginning, that is the end. That is everything.”
Hours after finishing Blind Obsession, I am honestly still thinking abou
“I love you. That is the beginning, that is the end. That is everything.”
Hours after finishing Blind Obsession, I am honestly still thinking about it. I don't think I have read something that has impacted and effected me so much in such a long time. There were a couple of times where I just broke down and started crying because it was just so damn tragic. It felt as if someone had unintentionally punched a hole straight through my heart and now I'm left with bags under my eyes and an aching heart. Of course, life must go on, but for the time being... I'm stuck, just like Phillipe.
Blind Obsession is the first erotic romance by Ella Frank and now she's officially on my auto-buy list. I can't even begin to describe how emotionally invested I was in this book. I've thought about it every single waking moment while reading it and now I'm still left thinking about it afterwards. It does not have a happy ending; that's expected because I don't think it can end any other way. Don't let that deter you from reading this book because you will miss out on something that's truly great and life changing. The sexy meter for this book is incredibly high and I loved that. Like Gemma and Chantel, Phillipe absolutely captivated me. The writing is so sensual, seductive, and just breathtaking. I don't even know where to begin when it comes to the sex scenes. Holy crap.
“She is no longer here, but he won't let her go. So, where does that leave me? Well, that's easy. I'm left alone.”
Phillipe Tibideau is one of the most tortured and heartbreaking heroes I have ever read about. Just thinking about what he went through and subsequently lost brings tears to my eyes. The pain, anguish, and torture of having lost your one and only soulmate and having to ultimately live with that fact is just excruciating. How on earth can you move on? Well, that's exactly it. He can't, and so he's trapped in an endless cycle of losing Chantel all over again.
“You've fucking destroyed me. First, she did, and now, you are.”
By adding Gemma Harris into the mix, and it essentially becomes a tragedy of three between Phillipe and Chantel. Gemma was supposed to be "the outsider" to the story. The one who was supposed to interview Phillipe, report what exactly happened between the tragic story of he and Chantel Rosenberg, and then leave. That doesn't exactly happen and Gemma herself is pulled into a mindblowing affair between one who is long gone and the other living but broken. I don't think I can ever forget that scene by the river between Phillipe and Chantel. Every single thing has been building up to that one moment in time and what we are left with afterwards will haunt you forever and break your heart.
I'm not going to go into details because you have to read this magificent story for yourself. Let's just say that by the end of this book, you will never be the same again. You might need a box of tissues for this one because I can almost guarantee that you'll shed a fair amount of tears. This book almost reminded me of If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones because like Chris, Phillipe was also an artist. Like Sara and Rebecca, Gemma felt a connection to Chantel. Those kinds of things. I absolutely recommend this book. Both powerful and sad, I don't think I will ever be able to forget this in a long time....more
If you must know, there were quite a few people that I wanted to strangle while reading this book. Two of these people were Nick, Haven's ex husband,If you must know, there were quite a few people that I wanted to strangle while reading this book. Two of these people were Nick, Haven's ex husband, and Vanessa, Haven's boss. God, these two people made me so mad because they kept on abusing Haven in every single way. But nonetheless, they both got the ending that they deserved and I am happy for that! It definitely took me awhile to finally read Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas, and I'm really glad that I did. Even if I did read the series out of order... meh. I must agree with other reviewers that this book seems to be more of a chick-lit then a contemporary romance; but it's all good. Although I didn't exactly find the first person POV comforting at all, sadly. I think the book would have been better if it was either from Hardy's POV or even third person.
Let's talk about the situation that happened to Haven that made me cringe, shall we? Wow, it was definitely one emotional roller coaster of a ride and I congratulate Lisa Kleypas for pulling it off. Throughout the entire book, I kept on thinking that Hardy had some kind of ulterior motive... but apparently that wasn't the case so I was slightly a bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I liked him but the relationship between he and Haven just clicked too fast and easy? At times, I felt that Haven was just too innocent and it was frustrating. Their relationship wasn't exactly realistic in my opinion, but I did like the outcome of it because they both had great sparks with each other!
Overall, I did like this book but it wasn't exactly my favorite from Lisa Kleypas-- even if I did give it a 5 star. Sure, the making love scenes were hot and the sexual tension was off the charts... but I loved Smooth Talking Stranger even more. Either way, it was still another great book by this amazing author!...more
“You can’t turn love on and off like a light switch, no matter how hard you try. All you can do is wall it off, one brick at a time, until you’ve crea“You can’t turn love on and off like a light switch, no matter how hard you try. All you can do is wall it off, one brick at a time, until you’ve created an impenetrable fortress around your emotions. And once that fortress is built, you camouflage it so well that even you can’t see it anymore.”
The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred is a heartbreaking love story between two people who have loved one another since they were children. But due to certain circumstances, Alix and Nick's love for one another was also the reason that eventually tore them apart. Told from the first point of view, Alix first met Nick when she was only eight years old and he was ten years old. Spanning a total of nine years, the first part of the book essentially tells us how their friendship formed.
Coming from two completely different worlds, Alix is a daughter from a well-respected family while Nick is the son of Frank Anderson who is often drunk and owns the salvage yard. While accompanying the Judge, Alix's grandfather, she ends up meeting and befriending Nick with just a tin can of bee balm. The start of their relationship was absolutely beautiful and heartrending once you look at the whole picture. Nick has always believed that Alix deserved someone who was much better than him. But at the same time, the possibility of living a life without her was just not possible. The same would of course be said of Alix.
“There was only one boy I wanted, and I lived for the times when I could be alone with him. It was simple. When I was with Nick, I was happy. When I wasn't, I was restless and miserable.”
As Nick and Alix grew older, their love for one another was undeniable and it was getting harder and harder to resist. I can honestly say that I loved how realistic their relationship was. It wasn't fast-pace or love at first sight. It was a slow progress through the years until finally they both started realize it. But alas, as you know from the synopsis, their is a huge twist in this novel. One in which involves Nick's father being shot dead and Nick leaving Alix for fifteen years. Just thinking about their last scene together brings about tears to my eyes.
“To my surprise, Nick reached under his shirt and pulled out the half-heart pendant. With his gaze fixed on mine, he slid the chain over my head. “No one should have to go through life with only half a heart,” he whispered.”
In my opinion, this is definitely one of the most heartbreaking and sweetest romances that I have read in awhile. Even though there was so much pain and lies between Nick and Alix, their love for one another still shined through. It wasn't perfect, but in the end, everything did work out one way or another. This is what I call true love. Overall, so many tears came out for this book and I can say that they were all worthy tears....more