The definition of Superlative is:of the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing allMy review is also posted on my blog, Bittersweet Enchantment.
The definition of Superlative is:of the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing all else or others; supreme; extreme.
This series is rightfully named in more ways the one. Author Jennifer Echols has once again written another book I that was not only extremely awesome but one I won't soon forget. Most Likely to Succeed is the third installment in this fun and flirty series. The story takes place within their senior year of high school with all the same characters we have grown to love from book one and two. This book focuses on vice-president of Student Council, Kaye Gordan and the school mascot, ladies man, and cute goofball, Sawyer De Luca.
Kaye is use to order and being the good girl she is brought up to be. Good grades, academics, and a boyfriend of three years....these's are what makes sense. Having a strict and overbearing Mother who always wants Kaye to be perfect is not easy, and is about to get a lot harder. Kaye and her boyfriend Aiden are not getting along and have been growing apart. Aiden has become mean, possessive, and distance. He's decided he wants a "break" from Kaye. Luckily Kaye was happy for the break because she has had a secret crush on Sawyer. Little does Kaye know Sawyer feels the same way. The problem is because they are both so different their relationship is strained. There are things Sawyer is not telling Kaye about his past as well as the issue of her Mother forbidding Kaye to date Sawyer. It's all one big mess, one that will either make or break this newfound romance. Are Kaye and Sawyer ready to fight for love or claim defeat? Read the book to find out!
There was just so much going on in this book, so much. I was cheering for Kaye and Sawyer. I totally ship them. Seeing how hard they fought to be with each other and dealing with their emotions is what really made this book stand out. There was so much conflict between both of them that they had to overcome and still find away to be honest with each other in order to make things work. Both characters grew up a lot during the process of the story. Kaye, seeing her life as her own and not living to please her Mother. Sawyer finally opening his heart to Kaye and allowing her to get close no matter what his past was or where his future lies.
I've said before in past reviews for Jennifer Echols books that she really knows how to make her readers fall in love with the characters and give them a romantic story that's unforgettable. This series keeps getting better and better. I can't wait to see what the author has in store for us next! ...more
Perfect Couple is the story of a boy and a girl who never thought twice about each other. Who barely haveReview also found @ myBittersweet Enchantment
Perfect Couple is the story of a boy and a girl who never thought twice about each other. Who barely have even spoken or much less hang out together. Until one day someone elects them for the yearbooks Superlatives, as the "Perfect Couple That Never Was". Now everything's about to change...
Has a passion for art and photography Parents are separated, lives with her Mom at a B&B they own Dating a boy name Kennedy, who is a total jerk Kind of a nerd, everyone loves her, dresses classy and vintage, accepting and kind Was elected the title "Perfect Couple That Never Was" with star quarterback Brody
High School jock star quarterback, hopes to play in college Is super hot but no conceited about it Dating "kind of" a cheerleader named Grace. Parents are divorced, lives with his Mom Was elected the title "Perfect Couple That Never Was" with school yearbook photogher, Harper
Harper and Brody seem to come from two different worlds, why they were paired together for this title for the yearbook has Harper totally baffled. She knows Brody is dating Grace. She knows she's dating as well and should not ever be thinking of Brody or how incredibly sexy he is. But more so, she knows Brody would never go for someone like her, glasses and all. Talking to Brody is now a must because Harper is in charge is taking the Superlatives photo's for the yearbook including her's and Brodys. To her surprise Brody is totally cool with the title, in fact he was even caught talking about it with her football friends. Could Brody maybe be into Harper? The more Harper and Brody spend time together because of the title they come to really get to know each other and both begin to feel something, a spark. A new friendship? Blooming romance? Possibly love? Against all odds, can two totally different people fall for each other or is the title "Perfect Couple That Never Was" spot on?!
Throughout the book I had such a mixed bag of feelings for this one. While I adored the first book in the series, Biggest Flirts this one was just not as good as I hoped it to be. I felt disconnected from the characters, I couldn't really form a bond with either Harper of Brody. The story felt rushed at times, and displaces in area's. I guess I just wanted more "POP, FIZZ, YEAAHHH" but I got "POP, FIZZ, Blah! The story itself was really good, the writing as always was beautifully done but there was just is missing element. I'm not sure how to describe it but have you ever watched a really good movie and you're enjoying it a lot but by the ending you're saying "That was it?!" Besides that I felt the book has a definite likability to it and was entertaining for the most part. If you love YA contemporary romance novels I would say give it a chance. Just because I wasn't blown away doesn't mean you won't be. There are a lot of great things about Perfect Couple I did love. Jennifer Echols knows her stuff when it comes to romance and writing steamy scenes between her characters. Although I only fell "in-like" and not "in-love" with Perfect Couple I will continue to read the rest of the series and remain a fan of the author. ...more
At one time or another most of us have dreamt of being a fairy tale character in a book or movie.My review can also be found @ Bittersweet Enchantment
At one time or another most of us have dreamt of being a fairy tale character in a book or movie. Whether you wished to be a princess in a tower awaiting your price to come and rescue you, or a evil queen bent on ruling the world. We all love the idea of having our happily ever after.
In the city of Beau Rivage fairy tales are real. The people of the Beau Rivage all are blessed or rather cused with one fairy tale or another. Vivian has the "Snow White" curse. We all know her story well. But what if the hired huntsman who is suppose to cut out her heart happens to be the love of her life. Hently and Viv have been friends all of their lives and now are in love. Hently knows what his curse says for him to do but is determined to find a way not to, for there is no way he could ever hurt the girl he loves.
Regina, Vivian's stepmother aka "The Evil Queen" is bent on killing Viv so she may be the fairest of the all. She will do whatever it takes to convince or force Hently to do what he is meant for, to cut out Viv's heart. Soon she becomes tired of waiting and decided to hire another huntsman to do the job for Hently. In the course of stopping the other huntsman from killing Viv, Hently disappears and is presumed dead. Viv is beside herself with grief and worry. Soon after an unexpected invitation arrives addressed to Viv to a underworld party which soon after lands her in a whole other world of problems. With turn of events, Viv now finds herself trapped in the underworld, like many others have come to be. Now Viv must find away to escape....but "someone" won't let her leave... To find out who and if she finally has her happily ever after, read the book!
First let me say I adored Kill Me Softly when I read it the beginning of 2012. When I found out that there was going to be another book in the series I was ecstatic! I knew I NEEDED to read it and ASAP. There was without a shadow of a doubt that once again I would adore the next book in the series. It was everything and more that I was expecting it to be. There was romance, mystery, adventure, and good vs evil. Tear you Apart was beautifully breath-taking and oh-so magical! I feel in love with the characters, the storyline and the enchanting world Sarah Cross crafted so perfectly around them. There were twists and turns I never saw coming. I laughed, cried, and cheered on Viv for she most definitely deserved her happy ending.
One other thing I really enjoyed about the book was how the characters from Kill Me Softy all made cameos in this book, and for the most part played much larger roles in Tear Me Apart than I expected them to. I felt they all blended well into the Snow White storyline and how the ending pans out.
Tear You Apart was so far my favorite book of this year. If you're going to read one fairy-tale retelling in 2015, TEAR YOU APART by Sarah Cross is absolutely the way to go. ...more
Using one word to sum up my feelings about Biggest Flirts it would be:
See? This is me. Well....not really, it's Rapunzel from Tangled butUsing one word to sum up my feelings about Biggest Flirts it would be:
See? This is me. Well....not really, it's Rapunzel from Tangled but you get the picture. :)
It's so very rare for me to I come across an extraordinary YA contemporary romance book and love everything about. I almost always find something, however minor that I didn't like about the book. Most times being characters flaws or insta-love. With Biggest Flirts, I found none. I loved every sweet second of this book and here's why.
Biggest Flirts tells the story of two high school teens, Tia and Will. Will is the new kid in school after having recently moved from Minnesota. Tia is a native to sunny Florida. She's a total band geek, with lots of friends, a good sense of humor and a warm heart. By chance, Will and Tia meet at a party and get along right from the start. When things between them begin to heat up they end up finding a bed and getting hot and heavy really soon. Will wants more...he wants to date Tia and Tia...not so much. Tia doesn't want and boyfriend which yes is kind of odd for a teenage but for good reason. Her sisters have had some very bad luck with men and because of this Tia is scared to get involved with anyone or even allow herself to fall in love.
With both Will and Tia wanting different things they end up developing a friendship but ever as friends they are constantly flirting with each other. When Will decides to date someone else, things start to become much more interesting.
Once Tia and Will are given the school title of BIGGEST FLIRTS things get a lot more complicated. Tia and Will's "friendship" will be tested. Between Will's new jealous girlfriends and Tia's TRUE feeling for Will being named the biggest flirts may be the least of their worries.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this book was simply outstanding! Tia and Will were wonderful characters to read about and oh so fun! They both were perfectly crafted to fit into the story. I was washed away by how romantic this story was. The high school setting in the book was so real and grounded. I've never read about characters in a marching band in school but found I extremely enjoyed the this part. Will and Tia both being in the band definitely did most of their flirting there. I also adored the secondary characters in the book. Jennifer really did a fantastic job at defining them as well as Tia and Will.
What I enjoyed most about this book was of course the on and off again romance between Tia and Will. It was so sweet and swoon-worthy. I didn't want the story to end. I WHAT MORE! Please? *gives puppy dog eyes*
Jennifer Echols is the queen of YA romances. She really knows how to light a fire under the reader's heart. If you're a sucker for a sweet and sexy teen romance then the Biggest Flirts is the perfect read! ...more
Author Michelle Madow pitched her new book, The Secret Diamond Sisters to me a few months aReview also posted on Bittersweet Enchantment
From a glance:
Author Michelle Madow pitched her new book, The Secret Diamond Sisters to me a few months ago and right away I knew I had to read/review it. Having worked with Michelle previously and after reading a couple of her other books I was excited to read this one. The whole premise of the book was outrageous! Three sisters become reunited with their long lost Father and become filthy rich all in one day. What's not to love? A dream come true! To have unlimited wealth to be able to purchase pretty much anything is something I know most of us only dream of, myself included. My initial thoughts: "THIS IS GOING TO BE EPIC!"
To describe the story in two words, they would be: Great Potential. Right from the beginning I was hooked, no not hooked, more like engaged. Right away you meet "the sisters", and right away something happens to end up leading them to their Father in which they have not seen since babies. Without much of a choice Savannah, Courtney, and Peyton are whisked away to the city of lights, Las Vegas and home of Daddy "Warbucks" Diamond. Each given their own penthouse sweet, a shiny new gold credit card, and not a clue about the man that is their Dad. Shopping spree's, spa days, VIP clubbing, and now with their new prestigious title, The Secret Diamond Sisters are who everyone is talking about. Between the hot guys (and potential boyfriends), the money and fame these three sisters soon come to find out more about their pasts, and why Daddy dearest had to stay away.
The Characters AKA The Sisters:
Savannah - For me she was the most likable character. Savannah behaved a lot like I would have done in her situation. Spend the money, meet hot guys and live it up! She was the sister to adapt to this new lifestyle the quickest and also tended to be the most upbeat sister in the book. I will say she was a little naive when it came to Vegas boys; rich, handsome and don't understand the meaning of the word "NO". At times, Savannah was to quick to say yes, and often to agreeable. All in all I felt Savannah took well to her new life and was the most enjoyable character.
Courtney - A quite, simple and one of the most down to earth girl you'd ever meet. Smart college bound Courtney was often shy and underestimated throughout the book. She didn't feel right about spending her Dad's money. She often turned down shopping with Savannah. You find out a big secret about Courtney that even she herself didn't know about. I was slightly bored with Courtneys' character. I wished she would have lighten up and have some fun.
Peyton - Ah, where do I begin... *sigh* Peyton was my least favorite of the sisters. She always had a bad attitude, and a snide comment for most everything. A rebel through and through. She was not at all happy about meeting her Father, and had no problem showing her discontentment. Payton managed to hoe it up with the first guy who showed interests in her. She hated her Father and his money, wanting nothing to do with either of them.
What I Loved:
The backdrop to the story, Las Vegas. I have never been there but would one day love to visit. I really enjoyed all the places the author took her readers throughout the book. Hotels, clubs, museums, theatres, and a vast look into the heart of the city. The Nightlife.
Overall I loved the idea of the story. Three girls find their long lost Daddy and with that comes wealth, excitement, and new adventures. I was really intoxicated by the sisters new lives and what would happen next. How they would handle new things, new guys, and seeing this new life change each of them so differently.
What I hated disliked:
Sadly, there were quite a few things I did not like about this book. First and foremost, THE POINT! Meaning, where was the story going, where does the climax happen, and simply "Now What?" The story at times was kind of sub par. I felt there was really not much of a point to the story in some cases. Yes, the girls were reunited with her Dad. Yes, they now are rich and popular and yes, jealousies and boy trouble are enviable. There was not a lot else going on. I wanted to see more between the girls and their Father, and less drama. I was bored at times and found myself picking up another book to read. Sufficed to say, I wanted more!
All in all...
The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow was a fun read. It had it's ups and downs. I didn't LOVE the book but honestly didn't hate it either. I guess you could say I'm someplace in the middle. Would I read book 2? Of course! Even with it's lack of story progression I truly did enjoy reading it. Michelle Madow is a all around amazing author and at such a young age. I see more and more that her writing skills have grown and flourish. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!
To anyone who loves a good contemporary romance or who has ever wanted to know what it would be like to have a ton of money and live like a queen than I highly suggest this book.
The sole reason I wanted to read Stargazing from Nowhere is because it has always been my dreaMy Review is originally posted @ Bittersweet Enchantment
The sole reason I wanted to read Stargazing from Nowhere is because it has always been my dream to meet a rockstar and date him. Growing up I desperately wanted just that. It was a fantasy of mine for a sexy rockstar *cough* Nick Carter* *cough* to fall in love with me, and we'd get married and have a bunch of kids. *sigh* Of course, that never happen. (surprise, surprise). Stargazing from nowhere is about a girl who ends up getting what everything dreams of, to date a rockstar.
Blogger, Kristen Morgan tells it how she's it, even when it comes to bashing a famous rock band who she used to really love. All of her thoughts and feeling right there for the world to see on her blog, Stargazing from Nowhere. When the unthinkable happens, the band Kristen bashes on her blog decided to come to her hometown for a visit, Kristen doesn't know what to think. Are they coming to look for this anonymous blogger or just to get away from it all for a while? Kristen in no way thought her path would cross with a certain sexy drummer, Michael Stevens but when it does Kristen never excepted for the two them to fall in love. But what's more important love or blogging?
Find out what happens to Kristen when her wildest dreams come true and the decisions she makes along the way. Will Kristen do the right thing and tell Michael who she really? Sometimes the truth really can set you feel.
I must say I really loved this book more than I thought I would. I felt like I was reading what I would love to happen to me. Kristen was such a fun and relatable character. I could totally see myself doing the same things, making the same choices she did. I am super happy that I read this book. I most definitely recommend Stargazing to Nowhere to anyone who's ever had a celebrity crush and YA alike....more
Wow, where do I begin... This is once again the end of an unforgettable and beautiful series that I will cherish reading forever. The story of Noah and Rose is one that I will always remember and keep close to my heart. I am saddened to have to say goodbye to them but happy knowing they finally found the happiness they so rightfully deserved.
If you've read Temptation and Belonging, book one and two in the series then I'm sure you know how much both Noah and Rose were forced to endure. Their love was constantly being tested and shunned by both Rose's and Noah's family. Like the books before, Forever picks up directly after Belonging ended. Rose is now faced with a brand new challenge, one that will change everything and everyone's life forever. This little miracle comes to be the answer to Noah and Rose's future together.
I must say the phrase "Saved the Best for Last" comes to mind after reading Forever. I adored both Temptation and Belonging to pieces but Forever *happy sigh* was nothing short of a literary masterpiece. The perfect ending to Noah and Rose's story. I went through so many different emotions while reading - excitement, sadness, joy, hopeful, "heartbreaking and full out balling my eyes out". Truly words cannot describe how beautiful and moving this book is. Often I found myself wishing I could jump into the story and scream "JUST LET NOAH AND ROSE BE TOGETHER, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!" Everyone and everything continuously tried to stop them from being with each other. What I loved about Rose and Noah is that no matter what challenges they had to go through throughout the series they both never gave up. Their love was so rare, and true that in the ending nothing could stop it, not even death itself.
Side note: Beware: There is a part in the book where you WILL need a box of tissues. I literally had to stop reading because my eyes were blurred with tears.
Another rare gem I found was the secondary characters. They all fit so well into the story and each of them were so richly developed throughout the series. I must say if I had to chose my favorites they would be Sarah (Noah's sister) and Sam (Rose's brother). I could totally see any of these characters getting their own novella.
I cannot say enough good things about Forever and the entire series. Karen Ann Hopkins without a doubt is one of my very favorite authors. Her books and writing style are exquisite. She really knows how to capture the reader's heart and tell a heartwarming/breaking romance like none other.