House Rules is already the 7th book in the Chicago Vampires series but it's still going strong. The secret that Merit will become/is a member of the R...moreHouse Rules is already the 7th book in the Chicago Vampires series but it's still going strong. The secret that Merit will become/is a member of the RG will not be a secret for so long now when Ethan is back. I was a bit concerned about that but the author once again proved that it could be fixed. This is how you solve a relationship crisis and not just put another guy to mix things up. Very well-done! And we got a certain dirty office scene between....(view spoiler)[Ethan and Merit! (hide spoiler)]
The suspense in this book was great since I had no idea who the killer was until Merit saw (view spoiler)[Michael's stamp. (hide spoiler)]. It was action-packed and there wasn't any dull or slow moments. Seriously, the food mentioned in the book sounds so delicious!!! And there was some funny moments as well, such as when Lindsey told Merit about the couple name they have given to her and Ethan. Which is Methan xD While Lindsey and Luc's couple name is up to discussion. Maybe what Merit said, Lucsey, is a good name?
And finally finally we got to witness what kind of shifter Jeff actually is! It's a (view spoiler)[tiger! (hide spoiler)] Took him long enough to reveal his "animal" :D
I just made a reservation for Biting Bad, which is the 8th book in the CV series and I can't wait to get it. Probably next week! YAY! Cadogan House going Rogue!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Unfortunately, I think the first book, Just One Day, was a lot better than Just One Year. In this book, we go through Willem's perspective o...more3.5 stars
Unfortunately, I think the first book, Just One Day, was a lot better than Just One Year. In this book, we go through Willem's perspective on those events that led up to the ending in Just One Day. The impressions I got from Willem in here was: man-whore, player, jerk and a coward. Since we didn't get to see so much of his background and personality away from Allyson in Just One Day, the flaws with the character hasn't been discovered yet. I just couldn't stand him when he was wasting his time by screwing around. Sure, Allyson left a huge "stain" on his mind, but he didn't do anything about it until later. His journey was a little different from Allyson's because the focus was on how to find himself again after his father's death. He is lost so he shut off all of his emotions because he is afraid that he will get hurt again if he invest his feelings in people and in his dreams. So it was a huge step he made when he (view spoiler)[reconciled with his mother and finally understand her feelings for him. (hide spoiler)] She hasn't abandoned him. He even decided to pursue his dreams and actually work for it. How did he made this progression? All because of that one day in Paris with Allyson. That day actually changed his life but he was a coward for admitting it and get through with it. I hated Willem a few times in the book. One time was when he keep sleeping with those girls, and one time when he left Allyson in Paris.
Due to these pent up emotions I had towards Willem, it made it more memorable when he finally come to his senses. It was like a Hallelujah-moment when he was finally able to face his own feelings for Allyson. The ending was abrupt because I though that Willem's book will offer more details about the ending in Just One Day. It did, but only with a few more sentences. I wish there was more, but this short version was also good. I loved this series and I can't wait to read the next book by Gayle Forman.
PS. This story got an (view spoiler)[got an satisfied ending since neither of them could forget the other. Allyson's efforts to find Willem was not wasted. It's fate. And he kissed her at the end when "Lulu" finally found him in Amsterdam <3 (hide spoiler)]
PPS. The Shakespeare element in this story was amazing as always!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Although it's short, it was a great story and it really makes you want to continue with it. It's a little bit like "Locked" by Maya Cross,...more4.5 stars.
Although it's short, it was a great story and it really makes you want to continue with it. It's a little bit like "Locked" by Maya Cross, but I prefer this story over that one. Great chemistry and it didn't involve any hardcore bdsm except some commanding orders from Jonathan. Otherwise it was really hot and I think I want to continue with this series. The structuring is interesting since I've never read anything like this before and the short story was "well-made" :D(less)
WOW, Sadie's family are really something. That was what came into my mind and I just have to get it off me first before I talk about the issues that o...moreWOW, Sadie's family are really something. That was what came into my mind and I just have to get it off me first before I talk about the issues that our main couple, Aiden & Sadie, have. How could her family just move and put the whole blame back on Sadie when her ex-fiance were at fault? Seriously?! They have all kinds of reason to justify their actions, especially the ex-fiance, such as: "saying that Sadie was a bridezilla and only focuses on planning the wedding" and "that she was the reason that he met her step-sister" blah blah blah And Sadie's own mother even said that she should be glad for her sister's sake, like what? Sadie's ex-fiance didn't have the gut to call off the wedding before he asked the step-father for the step-sister's hand. What a jerk!!! This whole family drama was just a bit over the top and it made Sadie feel that she was the one that ruined her relationship with the ex-fiance. Come on! Sorry, it was just a pain for me when I read about this "certain" birthday party scene.
OK, back to the real deal, which is Aiden and Sadie's relationship. I still can't get my head on why Aiden had to call of things with Sadie when his mother had a relapse in cancer. He could have explained things to her and "keeping" their relationship while he do his pretend-thingie with his ex-wife. If Aiden just told his mother about his divorce, these things would never have happened. *sigh* So this is actually the journey of reconciling with each other and get through their own commitment issues. Hands up for Aiden for being the brave one and how could Saidie resist him? It was a sweet story, like Shane and Crickitt's, with the exception of the "family drama from Sadie's side". Really like the series and I really want to know who will be featured in the third book, The Millionaire Affair. Maybe, one of Aiden's brothers?(less)
Firstly, I thought this book is going to be about a dominant alpha and his girl since many books have this theme now. Even the title will lead you to...moreFirstly, I thought this book is going to be about a dominant alpha and his girl since many books have this theme now. Even the title will lead you to believe that that is the case. BUT it's nothing like this. It's a sweet story that features the sexy and swoony Shane Augusts (the president of August Industries and was featured on the Forbes magazine :)) and our girl, Crickitt Day, who resently divorced her husband (he is a jerk btw!). These two met on a bar and the rest is history. Shane has a difficult past involving his dad and mum and it's down-right complicated and sad. He doesn't want to get involved with Crickitt because of he is afraid that history will repeat itself if they get in to deep. Crickitt on the other hand, won't let in another man that easy again but she is willing to do it for Shane. Their attraction are sizzling but Shane was the one that keep being hot and cold towards Crickett. It was tiring and I just wanted to shake him a bit and tell him to just go for it and let go of the past! It was a little frustrating, but it got better when I saw some signs that Shane will surrender. But I never thought that it has to take a (view spoiler)[near-death-experience with the plane, (hide spoiler)] to make him realize that he has genuine feelings for Crickitt. Took him long enough! xD
Overall, really sweet story with some hair-pulling, frustrating-as-hell moments but it was necessary to get to the stadium where they are now. The epilogue was just pure bliss!!
This is the first time that I've read anything by Jessica Lemmon and it left me with some great impressions. Onward to the second book in the "Love in the balance" series, Hard to Handle! (I've already started it when I'm writing this review!)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
I squinted through the haze. Surely my muddled mind was imagining this? Was I that drunk? I was right at the razor’s edge of coming, my toes already curling. As I met his mesmerizing imaginary gaze, my sneaky finger decided to give my clit one more shudder-inducing flick. He exhaled sharply, big hands opening and closing. His expression said that he was about to seize my body and eat me up, bit by little bit. So close . . . Then it registered that he was actually standing in the doorway of my bathroom. The Russian had broken into my house and was spying on me, like some psycho!
Interesting story building but the characters were not likable, especially our heroine, the demigoddess Emma Keane. She made so much stupid...more2.5 stars.
Interesting story building but the characters were not likable, especially our heroine, the demigoddess Emma Keane. She made so much stupid decisions that almost got them all killed. Guy (aka Votan aka The God of Death and War) were not that good either since he always thought that the decisions he made FOR Emmma is for her best, which is not always the case. If we compare these two though, Emma was a lot worse. I'm not 100 % sure why Tommaso have to mix things up between our obvious couple. It will make not difference if he was just out of the picture, so why so much focus on him? I don't get it and it definitely didn't "spiced" things up. Cimil was the one I was interested in, although she doesn't have so much "screen-time" but she definitely made an impression. She was sassy and badass and sister to Votan (though not blood related).
Overall, a not so great start for a series but there's hope.(less)
I admit that this sequel featuring Jake, the little brother of Travis, that we met in the first book. This story is more detailed and definitely a lot...moreI admit that this sequel featuring Jake, the little brother of Travis, that we met in the first book. This story is more detailed and definitely a lot more humor, even references to The Hunger Games, Saw and Fifty shades of Grey :D
If the author just wrote like this with Travis story *sigh* Nevermind, we know that Jake is a playboy with no limits whatsoever, so his grandma decides to start her operation "Ruin-Jake" to get him back on track. Awesome sexual tension between Jake and Char, and that "fertility dance" scene and the "drug store" scene were just priceless! ALL HAIL GRANDMA! Seriously, this woman is amazing in match making, albeit with nontraditional ways *wink* Jake wasn't perfect and he made mistakes, but his way to make up for it is great to see.
Great story, great characters and great humor!(less)
It was a sweet story where the girl didn't know that the boy loved her for a VERY long time. (when they were kids) BUT he has a interesting way of sho...moreIt was a sweet story where the girl didn't know that the boy loved her for a VERY long time. (when they were kids) BUT he has a interesting way of showing it to her which makes her hate him. I like how it ended but the suppose humor in the story was kind of bothering me. Grandma's was hilarious but the other ones, not so much. It actually dragged the story a bit. Not the best writing and not as "neatly and intense" as I would have liked my stories but it was an ok read.(less)
It's horror, right? It's so sad and horrible, but at the same time so right to the point. It's up to every reader to interpret what these short storie...moreIt's horror, right? It's so sad and horrible, but at the same time so right to the point. It's up to every reader to interpret what these short stories are about, and I admit that I have no clue about some of them. But those I think I got the meaning of was so heart-breaking. Edward Gorey is talking about REAL THINGS that are actually happening around the world. This is not just nonsense verse or composition (=Amphigorey)! It's something more! It's the horrors of life!
There are a total of 15 short stories, and every story have its own title.(less)
Heart-broken to see Mason die "again" and I really loved the full-colour pages. But I still think the book was better than the graphic novel. Adrian l...moreHeart-broken to see Mason die "again" and I really loved the full-colour pages. But I still think the book was better than the graphic novel. Adrian looked good though LOL(less)
The blue bird, nicknamed as Big Blue, reminded me of the twitter bird xD This short story was inspirational and meaningful. Find balance between work...moreThe blue bird, nicknamed as Big Blue, reminded me of the twitter bird xD This short story was inspirational and meaningful. Find balance between work and leisure! You can't do anything you want without consequences.(less)