Every time I read another Colleen Hoover novel my heart swells with love! I don't know how to explain the feeling I get after I finish one of her bookEvery time I read another Colleen Hoover novel my heart swells with love! I don't know how to explain the feeling I get after I finish one of her books, but I will say I love it! As I said before I can't get enough of this author! Her books have rocked my entire existence! ...more
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be someone else? Have you ever read a book or watched a movie and found yourself thinking: "I wish I had her life"?
If I Were You is the story of one woman who wonders exactly that.
Sarah McMillan lives alone and is a high school English teacher. She leads a very plain and predictable life. One day Sarah's friend and next door neighbor Ella drops by and shows Sarah a journal she found in a storage unit she bought. (like the TV show Storage Wars) After Ella suddenly runs off to Paris to get married on a whim, Sarah comes to inherits these journals. What lies within the pages will come to change Sarah's life forever...
Sarah unable resist taking a peek at them and learns they have been written by a woman named Rebecca. As Sarah reads on she is given an inside look into Rebecca's life....or more so her sex life. These dark and erotic journals tell the story of Rebecca's affair with her unnamed lover. Sarah now questions herself: Why would anyone leave behind such intimate diary and what really happen to Rebecca?
But to find out the truth Sarah must dive deeper into Rebecca's world.... a life full of dark secrets, sexual desires, and her most hidden fantasies. Now caught between living two different lives, Sarah walks the fine line between reality and something so much more....
If I Were You left me breathless. Quite literally. I am head over heals in LOVE with this book. I mean if you know me I read a good 80% YA novels, I prefer them. When I was asked to read the If I Were You by the author I was a little hesitant only because I have not written many reviews for this type of novel. So to my surprise I was totally floored by how AMAZING this book really is. I just could not put this book down and read well into the night. Author Lisa Renee Jones superb writing skills and hot sexy love scenes make If I Were You a perfectly perfect read. I found not a single fault in the book. The story and characters took hold of my attention and refused to let go long after the last page.
Without a doubt I recommend this book to all adult readers as one NOT to miss! "If I Were YOU", I would run out and buy this book right away.
**spoiler alert** Let me first start by saying I was contacted by the author of the book Kathleen McKEENA and was asked to read and review her book, T**spoiler alert** Let me first start by saying I was contacted by the author of the book Kathleen McKEENA and was asked to read and review her book, The Wedding Gift. I loved the cover and the synopsis of the book so I decided I would give it a go. I am so happy that I did because this book was amazing! Right from the start I was hooked on this book. The story-line drew me in and keep me there wondering what would happen next. The Wedding gift has so myuch character and mystery - never a dull moment.
So the book begins with a house - A huge, beautiful home made for a large family. Prefect in every way. Oh, expect the part that it is hunted. Many years ago a family lives there - A Dad, a Mom and some beautiful children. One day the Mother, Robina went a little crazy and killed her whole family. Now Robina stays around to haunt this not so prefect house. Soon you meet the main character Leanne - The book is written from her diary, Leanne's POV. She has always been the prettiest girl in town and everyone loves her. She lives in a small town where everyone knows each other and there are no secrets. She has been in love with her Brother's childhood friend since well always but never has the nerve to tell him the way she feels. Now it is to late becuase someone else has taken a liking to Leanne and after accidently getting her pregnant find the only solution is marriage. Although Leanne does not really feel that she loves George she decided to do the right thing a marry him. One perk is his family is very wealthy so George will have plenty of month to keep up the marriage and soon to be family. On the wedding day something happens to change there lives but Leanne knows she must stay with George. So out of the blue George announces that his family has given them a wedding gift - Only to find out the gift is the old house and will become more than meets the eye. When very strange events begin to happen in the same home where Robina once killed her family, Leanne will find any way she can to get out and away from these haunting's. But it wont be so easy because something has been buried within the home. Not a someone but a secret that has been hiding there for too long... Only the dead knows the truth about what really happen in the home and will find anyway she can share this secret with Leanne.
I really enjoyed this book, the story was very interesting and keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what would happen next. A fun, fast paced, highly entertaining mystery. I loved the character's in the book. Leanne was a fun character although I found her to be kind of shallow and into herself. I liked that there was plenty of back story to help me understand more about the life of the house and what happen long before George and Leanne moved into it. I find a book a lot more fun to read when I do always know what will happen by how it is written and The Wedding Gift was not at all predictable. I adored that the setting of the book was in the south, since I once life in the south I found this to be refreshingly nice. Although my one pet peeve I had with the book was that Leanne would say the words "To me strictly honest" quite often and I got tired of hearing it. I do understand that she was from the south and talked different because of it but after a while I found myself getting tired of hearing her say that so often. Other that that I very much enjoyed the book and would so recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good scary story with a twist of suspense. The author Kathleen McKEENA did a fantastic job writing the book and bringing the reader a great spooky yet fun story. ...more
I really did enjoy the whole plot of Demon Girl. I love getting to read the book written from Charlene's POV. The story starts out where you meet Charlene and she meets a guy names Jesse while online after posting her poems in a online forum. Jesse and Charlene are falling in love but Charlene is hiding a dark secret that only she and God himself knows. She is a demon, well only part time... bond to live half her life as one cause forever because of a very wrong choice she made a year ago. She has lost her self, and everyone she loves... now Charlene must help others selflessly make the better choice to help redeem herself. Between finding a way to tell Jessie who she really is, someone comes back into her life who she thought she would never see again, but why? Later Charlene meet someone who is like her "a demon" but how does he fit into all of this? Feeling more lost than ever about her life and what is going on...will Charlene ever tell Jesse who she really is and when she does will he still love her? She also does not know what her own heart feels anymore. I found the story line of the book very interesting and the character's well written. I would have liked to known more back information on Charlene and her family but other than that it was very good. Demon Girl was a fast read with only 81 pages, but as novella goes that is normal. The story had a nice ending but was kind of fast paced in the end and made me like of want more, like there should have been more to it, or another book? Other than that I really enjoyed the book and I think it is a great short read for anyone who likes paranormal romance novels. Lisa did a great job with this book and I think we will be seeing more books from her in the future.