I read Click: An Online Love Story quite some time ago and was very pleased with the format and hilarity that ensued. When Ms. Becker asked me to revi...moreI read Click: An Online Love Story quite some time ago and was very pleased with the format and hilarity that ensued. When Ms. Becker asked me to review Double Click, I was so excited and couldn't wait to catch back up with the girls (and Mark...and Ethan). :)
All of the main crew is back emailing one another again and the format is just as engaging, unfortunately, the storyline isn't quite as compelling as the first in the series. I enjoyed the happiness of Renee and Ethan. They are working through beginning relationship issues but still so happy together. Ashley is a new mom now and although she was my least favorite character in Click, she definitely grows on me this time around. Shelley is hilariously atrocious as always but is taking a slightly different path than the usual. Mark is in a new relationship and he is so hopeful that his closest lady friends will love and adore Cassidy as much as he does...unfortunately, when new blood is added to the mix, the cats come out to play - and play they did!
I did indeed enjoy getting a run-down on all of the crew, but I definitely felt like this go around was more drawn out than the last. Almost as if there wasn't enough to say at times. That being said, there were so many laugh-out-loud moments mixed with serious and real life issues and I truly think that Double Click is a fun and lighthearted read - and I was happy to read it.
If you enjoy cheerful, tongue-in-cheek novels that give you a good belly laugh, Double Click is the perfect read for you. (less)
Being the rebel and disappointing his family was common place for Rule. But when his best friend and twin brother died in a terrible accident the brid...moreBeing the rebel and disappointing his family was common place for Rule. But when his best friend and twin brother died in a terrible accident the bridge tying him to his family crumbled. Living his life the way he pleased and keeping emotions hidden was the only way to survive. As a tattoo artist, he heals other's pain with his tools. But his wounds are scarred over now and the life he lives is his own...except for on Sunday's when Shaw wakes his lazy butt up and takes him to family brunch.
Shaw's life has never been the same since that night. She's kept all of his secrets even in death as she would never hurt him, even if it kills her. Shaw has always been able to balance the "look" of perfection, simply because there is no other option. With parents like hers you would think she would be strong but she's too tired to care really. Honestly? Being in love with Rule is pointless and she knows it. He sees her as his brother's girl, and she was...but she was also his, and he never knew it.
Slow-building, sexy and addicting, Rule is one of those novels that readers can easily identify with. Jay Crownover writes with perfect pace, humor and honesty - and I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read about the other's in the Marked Men series. Tattoos, alpha males and the women who tame them? Sounds perfectly delicious to me!(less)
This was a different genre choice for me. I wanted something to break up the fantasy and paranormal's I've been devouring recently and Gone Girl was s...moreThis was a different genre choice for me. I wanted something to break up the fantasy and paranormal's I've been devouring recently and Gone Girl was suggested to me by a friend.
Although slow starting, by 25% completed I couldn't put it down. I had to find out what would happen next or more accurately what was happening currently.
There were so many twists and turns to this novel and reading it really felt like being the child put into the middle of a hellacious should've-could've-would've been divorce. Nick grows from the dutiful husband to the wanted murderer all in a matter of pages. His wife Amy is missing and assumed dead...but without a body there is no guarantee...
It is very difficult to discuss the novel without ruining it for you, so I won't...but know this. Mystery, thriller, love story - Gone Girl has it all in spades.
Needless to say, when finally pushing the home button on my Kindle upon completion, I was out of breath and felt almost cheated...but in a delicious and unsettling way. Well written, intriguing and unapologetic, with a lethal combination of murder, adultery, pain, distrust, loyalty and love, Gone Girl captivates and encourages the reader to careful keep flipping pages until the very end - which you will never see coming.(less)
I loved reading about Pandora and her relationship with these three sexy new roommates. The beauty of it all was truly not knowing who her real love i...moreI loved reading about Pandora and her relationship with these three sexy new roommates. The beauty of it all was truly not knowing who her real love interest was from the beginning.
Absolutely hilarious at times and heartbreaking during others, Lucky Number Four is a fast and easy read with lovable characters, sweet romance and the perfect amount of healing.(less)
AHHH! I have been waiting and waiting for Song and Duff's novel and now, I can wait no longer!
If you haven't read the first 5 novels in the Black Swan...moreAHHH! I have been waiting and waiting for Song and Duff's novel and now, I can wait no longer!
If you haven't read the first 5 novels in the Black Swan series, please do. Ms. Danann is a compelling writing that keeps the reader engaged from the first to the last page. She builds believable yet fantastical worlds, relationships worthy of envy with beautiful editing that makes the read smooth and distraction free. Now on to a bit about A Tale of Two Kingdoms.
The Fae and Elves have been sworn enemies since either race can remember. Although finally living in a bearable semblance of "peace," war is always on the horizon - as it was in the past, could become so in the present. Aelsong Hawking is the only princess to the elves court. She is beautiful, honest and a seer. Prince Duff is a handsome playboy prince, heir to the Fae throne. He knew upon seeing Song that he had to have her...but at what cost?
This novel is substantially shorter than the others in the series but Ms. Danann does not skimp on the details. Song and Duff share a relationship so taboo that only the love that their families feel for them can possibly save two great nations...but unfortunately, even that may not be enough.
A beautifully written, compelling addition to the series with cameo's from all of our favorite characters, A Tale of Two Kingdoms is one of my favorites in the Black Swan series, and I'm sure will be one of yours as well.(less)
Isabelle is a born vampire living with parents and brothers and sisters. The last thing she wants is to find is love...someone who will consume all of...moreIsabelle is a born vampire living with parents and brothers and sisters. The last thing she wants is to find is love...someone who will consume all of her. She just can't be that girl.
Stefen can't believe the way he wants this little vamp..and he will have her. No matter the cost.
Isabelle's voice is a bit immature throughout Awakened. I couldn't quite get over her temperamental mood swings...but she is supposed to be young and inexperienced, exactly the opposite of Stefen. I enjoyed this novel more than I thought I would. Decent editorial changes were made at some point as my copy was an easy read without distraction. The relationship building was there, the sex was hot, and I did feel (at times) connected to the characters. (less)
Enjoyed the characterization here...and the story was heart wrenching. Moments of time I didn't feel as connect to the relationship as I should've. It...moreEnjoyed the characterization here...and the story was heart wrenching. Moments of time I didn't feel as connect to the relationship as I should've. It was a bit immature, hence the 4 stars, but overall an enjoyable read with a unique story based on love, tragedy and healing.(less)