Holy Hunky Country Singers! Girl With Guitar by Caisey Quinn is a new take on the troubled musician stories that have abounded of late in the New Adu...more Holy Hunky Country Singers! Girl With Guitar by Caisey Quinn is a new take on the troubled musician stories that have abounded of late in the New Adult genre. Kylie has lead a crappy life. At the age of 18 she has lost her mother, her father, and now thanks to her trashy stepmother her home. What's a girl to do? Move to Nashville and do whatever it takes to make her dream come true. Once in Nashville, Kylie realizes getting discovered is even harder than she thought it would be. That is until a once in a lifetime coincidence and chance comes along in the form of drinking, womanizing, no-show, tight jeaned hunky country superstar Trace Corbin. Kylie goes on tour with Trace as his opening act. Tempers flare, words cut, sexual tension flies, and hearts are broken in this country romance. Will Kylie make it in this cutthroat business? Will she give up? Will she give up for the love of a guy? Will Trace's bad habits blow Kylie's chances? Will she find love? Will she get the dream and the guy? Or will heartache in true country music fashion make her a superstar? Find out in this awesome book!
I absolutely LOVE this book! I oohed and ahhed every couple of pages. Kylie is an amazing character and I loved how real she seemed. Trace is mean and sometimes downright nasty to Kylie, but the best part is she gives it right back and puts him in his place! You have to love a girl who can stand up for herself! On the other hand is the tender and fragile Kylie. The one who is desperate to make it in the business and who has lost her family. Complementing her character is country superstar/bad boy Trace Corbin. He drinks way too much, sleeps around way too much, and has a tendency to not show up to his gigs too much. Kylie is his last chance to straighten out his career. He resents having her around, having someone tell him what to do, how to act, someone who might actually care about him and not the fame. Kylie and Trace's relationship was truly swoon worthy to read about. They both have their problems (especially Trace), but the best thing is that they don't try to change each other. They push each other's boundaries and help make them better people. Many people might think of country music as one of the more wholesome music genres. I liked how Ms. Quinn showed that it can be just as devious and cold hearted as other types of music. By the end of the book I was happy and sad that it was all wrapped up and ending. I wanted MORE! Then the last couple of pages BAM! There is a SEQUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to read more about Kylie's and Trace's turbulence in the music industry. I give this book a 5 STAR rating! (less)
Are you in the mood for sexy British guys who write under a lantern hung tree in the park, always save you a seat in class, who are chivalrous, gentl...more Are you in the mood for sexy British guys who write under a lantern hung tree in the park, always save you a seat in class, who are chivalrous, gentlemanly, downright sexy, and are holding secrets? Do you want to read a book where the heroine loves red wine, dresses awesomely, cares for the two guys mentioned above, and is terribly afraid of getting hurt? If so then you should probably read April Showers by Karli Perrin. April transfers to a new college and makes "friends" with two very different guys Isaac and Lukas. One is sophisticated and mysterious and the other is sweet and caring. The problem? They are both keeping secrets that have the power to break April's heart and destroy her trust. Who will she choose? I love April! She is full of awesome and comes across as a character you would actually want to be friends with. She is "real". She worries, knows how to have fun, and drinks a ton of wine. What's not to like? The story takes her through not only finding a new romance, but finding who she really is. As for the guys they are both great. They seem to truly care about April and both are great friends to her in their own way (especially Lukas). My only problem with them is that they both seemed to care about/like April too much and way too fast. The build up wasn't as natural as I would have liked. Did this take away from the story at all? No! This is a love triangle and can do that. I love love triangles, but April Showers has much more than that going for it. Getting to read about April interacting with Isaac and Lukas in different settings is somewhat unusual. The majority of the time settings are somewhat static. By doing this Karli Perrin display the character's personalities in a new light. When the "big reveal" comes for each guy I wasn't expecting it and that is always a plus. In the end I think April made the right decision and I was happy with everything...and then BAM! Something happens and Hello Sequel! The ending will leave you saying, "Huh? What? Wait? What just happened? When is the next one out?" I give April Showers a 4 STAR rating. (less)
If you are in the mood for a hilariously funny and seriously sexy book, then look no further than Wallbanger by Alice Clayton. Poor Caroline has been...moreIf you are in the mood for a hilariously funny and seriously sexy book, then look no further than Wallbanger by Alice Clayton. Poor Caroline has been in somewhat of a dry spell for a while now. Her "O" has fled the building in the wake of a horrific one night stand and has yet to return. At least she has her amazing new apartment to focus on. Too bad she can't relax because she shares a wall with a sexy nympho dubbed the "Wallbanger". Can Caroline and her sexy man whore of a neighbor, Simon, get along? Will Caroline finally be able to sleep? Will Simon be the one to bring "O" back home or is she gone forever? Caroline is an amazing character. She is smart, sexy, successful, funny, loving, and loyal. The all around modern woman. Everything is going right with the exception of her love life. Enter in Wallbanger a.k.a. Simon, the next door neighbor with a sex life enough for the both of them. Simon is talented, sexy as hell, and has a harem of women at his beck and call. Both of these characters have had problems with past relationships and are dealing in different ways. They make mistakes, are tentative, bold, and have a surprisingly realistically progressive relationship. Wallbanger is their journey from lustful loathing, to lustful friendship, to possibly what both of them have been looking for. Caroline and Simon add humor and sexiness to Wallbanger and it was fun watching their characters grow. That being said, another character stole the show and that was...Clive the cat. I am not a cat person, but I want a Clive. he was generally snarky and mean, yet overprotective and loving in the right places. There is a"bonus" at the back of the book and had me laughing so hard that tears were pouring down my face! Clive is the best! Last but not least is the level of "hotness" in Wallbanger. From the title and picture I was expecting a lot of detailed sex scenes and a little bit of dirtiness. I was pleasantly surprised! Everything was mild and tasteful ( in my opinion) and not overly done. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton is a cute, smart, fun, and sexy read. I recommend it if you are in the mood for a good contemporary love story. I give this book a 4 1/2 STAR rating.(less)
The Kiss Off sounded like a cute book, so I picked it up and thankfully it was! Poppy is an angry, sarcastic, songwriting mash-up of teenage girl and...moreThe Kiss Off sounded like a cute book, so I picked it up and thankfully it was! Poppy is an angry, sarcastic, songwriting mash-up of teenage girl and drama. Boy was this book filled with drama. Poor Poppy has been wronged by her ex-boyfriend who cheated on her with her ex-friend/coworker. So, what does she do? Write an angry girl song about and put it on YouTube. An up and coming band recognizes it for the genius that it is and has a meteoric rise to fame due to said song. Poppy and the lead singer hit it off and a relationship ensues. The this is Poppy is only 16 years old and might not be ready to deal with not only a long distance relationship, but having a rock star for a boyfriend. To top it all off her ex-boyfriend is showing interest again their breakup might not have been what she thought.
I must admit I loved Poppy's boy drama, especially because it isn't mine. Both of the guys in her life have their good and bad qualities. Cam is the ex and throughout the story readers can see that he still feels something for Poppy, whether friendship or something more...you'll just have to read and see. Then there is Ty the super talented and sexy rock star who loved her song. He is nice and seems to sincerely like Poppy, but there is always the question of if he really likes her or just her song. Add to that the troubles that come with being a celebrity boyfriend on tour and Ty and Poppy are in for a bumpy ride.
There is a host of other characters, but my favorite by far was Poo Bum the dog! I loved his stinky doggy self and the comedic relief he added to the story. The only characters that I wasn't too impressed with were Mads and Vanya. Mads seemed to do a complete 180 and Vanya had all but disappeared by the end of the book. . Last and most pickiest was some of the phrases seemed a little off...almost British. Perhaps it was just me. I definitely can't wait until the sequel comes out. I give this book a 4 STAR rating! (less)
If you are looking for a cute contemporary book with a glamorous edge you need to read The Accidental Movie Star. Ashley is a character that was fun g...moreIf you are looking for a cute contemporary book with a glamorous edge you need to read The Accidental Movie Star. Ashley is a character that was fun getting to know. Her "real" approach to the Hollywood stars was refreshing and realistic. She wasn't just magically immune, she had been around them her whole life. It all made sense. The romantic progression between her and Caspian was cute. The little signs, quirks, and jealousies were funny. It wasn't love at first sight it was gradual. One of my favorite and hottest scenes in the book was the kissing lessons. Emily Evans sure doen know how to describe a kiss! Caspian was a nice guy and not really what I expected. He was very down to earth, but still knew how to use his Hollywood charm to get what he wanted. If there was any complaints from me it would be the lack of trust and obvious explanations as to what really happened. Also, the title doesn't really fit. Ashley doesn't actually becom an accidental movie star (in my opinion). This was a really cute book and well worth the couple of dollars it cost. I give this book a 4 STAR rating. (less)
Heavenly was a pleasant surprise for me. At first I didn't really like Zoe, because she wasn't the type of girl I would want to hang out with. Howeve...more Heavenly was a pleasant surprise for me. At first I didn't really like Zoe, because she wasn't the type of girl I would want to hang out with. However, Jennifer Laurens does an amazing job of giving readers insight into why she is the way she is and as the story progressed she evolved into a character I can't wait to read more about. Zoe is a character who has some faults; drinking, sleeping around, and being a tad hypocritical at times, but she can admit to those. Matthias and Abria were amazing! I loved how each of them contributed something that was missing in Zoe's life. The relationship that Zoe has with her you autistic sister Abria was particularly interesting. A good friend of mine has a son with autism and she explained it much the same way as it appears in the book. It was a change of pace to read about this in a young adult book. At times I cringed at the way Zoe acted/felt toward her sister, but then I don't know what it is like to be in her position. As for Matthias I find him very intriguing and mysterious, but I'm not sure if I like him as a love interest for Zoe. Despite Zoe's brother and best friends being secondary characters I am very curious to see where the author will take these characters.
This book was unique in my opinion. There haven't been many books about angels that I have read and continued on with the series and even less "religious" books that I've kept up with. Most of the angel books never really bring God into the story or talk about the spiritual evolution that a character goes through after being in contact with an angel. This is something I find extremely lacking in these books. Jennifer Laurens tackled this pretty well. Secondly, when the book did verge onto this subject it wasn't "preachy". Be for warned Heavenly has one MAJORLY unexpected ending and cliffhanger. Make sure you can get the sequel Penitence right away. Not all of the aspects of the book jived, but this is a story that I really enjoyed. I can't wait to read the next one. I give this book a 4 STAR rating. (less)
Torn picks up where Switched left off. This second edition in the trilogy never lets up on the action and drama and far surpasses it's predecessor Swi...moreTorn picks up where Switched left off. This second edition in the trilogy never lets up on the action and drama and far surpasses it's predecessor Switched. The elements and characters in this edition really start to develope. In the first book I wasn't a big fan of Wendy. She was a selfish and spoiled brat. In Torn, readers see Wendy grow up a lot and start taking responsibility. Some more background information on the troll societies is revealed and adds a sense of darkness to the story. There is the edition of two characters Loki and Duncan. First off, I love Duncan! He is so sweet and unassuming. As for Loki, I want him for a book boyfriend. The guy is made of suave, charming, and a dash of bad boy. Sadly, this sequel saw me fall out of like with Finn. He is a bit of a clueless A$$! Tove has a much larger role and quickly became one of my favorite characters in a slightly crazy and quirky way.There is a lot more action and things just seemed to flow more smoothly than they did in Switched. I believe that with this edition Ms. Hocking really stepped up her writing. I love this series and can't wait to re-read Ascend in paperback! (less)