I am torn between liking it or hating it. First of all, the plot is very disturbing. It revolves around slavery--definitely a first for me. Though thi...moreI am torn between liking it or hating it. First of all, the plot is very disturbing. It revolves around slavery--definitely a first for me. Though this ain't my usual genre, I still can't stop reading it. My curiosity on how this story will end keeps me holding onto this.
I included it in my tear-jerker shelf cause I ended up crying on the latter part. Didn't expect the tears from falling. I am not usually a cry baby on books but damn, the last part was just tear worthy. The hero is non-likable, he's a scumbag, for all I care. The worst of all mankind. I don't really care if he looks like a god or something. The heroine, on the other hand, is like a switch. One moment he likes the guy, then hates him in just a snap, but I'll consider this because of the trauma that the situation gives her.
Now, if you asked me whether I consider reading the 2nd book, well, my answer is Yes. But I am hoping for a stronger heroine, the one who can protect herself from all the bullshit life gave her.
By the way, this is my first book from CJ Roberts. (less)
A short novel about Eric and Joe who has been best of friends since they were 8 years old. I really enjoyed this. If you're up to something light, sex...moreA short novel about Eric and Joe who has been best of friends since they were 8 years old. I really enjoyed this. If you're up to something light, sexy, and funny (which for me is a typical RL Mathewson book) and this one's for you. There's no angst or any emotional roller coaster ride and very predictable but still, I enjoyed it so much. The banters are crazy and funny and the bestfriend thing is nicely pulled of by Mathewson.
Well for some it was a tear jerker, but not for me. Although, I greatly enjoyed the hero, Andrew Parrish. Good thing that it did end up with...more3-4 stars
Well for some it was a tear jerker, but not for me. Although, I greatly enjoyed the hero, Andrew Parrish. Good thing that it did end up with a happily ever after, cause if not I'd be spending the whole day with regret written all over my face. I also like the changing of POV. It really helps me to understand the characters well. Overall, it was a nice read. This is my first from this author btw. ;)(less)
Been waiting for another Jennifer Probst's creation. Ah, she never fails me. She's already included in my fave authors. If you're looking for a light,...moreBeen waiting for another Jennifer Probst's creation. Ah, she never fails me. She's already included in my fave authors. If you're looking for a light, short, sexy, happy ending story then this one's definitely for you. :)(less)
I don't get why this one was turned into a movie. There are gazillions of good books out there that are movie material but whyyyy this? I don't have a...moreI don't get why this one was turned into a movie. There are gazillions of good books out there that are movie material but whyyyy this? I don't have anything against Nicholas Sparks, but I just didn't enjoy this one :(
**But, I will still like to watch the movie because of Zac Efron. LOL. :D(less)
Now that I have read all the books for the Chinooks Hockey Team series, I conlcude that this is my least favorite. Book 3 and Book 5 just didn't work...moreNow that I have read all the books for the Chinooks Hockey Team series, I conlcude that this is my least favorite. Book 3 and Book 5 just didn't work for me. My favorite is probably Any Man of Mine(less)
This is my own version of Rob and Lindsey. Actor Orlando Bloom and wife, Miranda Kerr. They look so good together, don't they?
When I saw the guy from...moreThis is my own version of Rob and Lindsey. Actor Orlando Bloom and wife, Miranda Kerr. They look so good together, don't they?
When I saw the guy from the cover, Orlando Bloom pops into my head. They resemble the same hairstyle-long & wavy. As for Lindsey, Mirand Kerr is quite appropriate, being tall, slim- hot as hell , a fashion icon and all. So there.
**Speaking of the cover, why are there horses in it?! One might think that this is set in a farm or something but let me tell you people--It's not! There's no ACTUAL horses involved here.
Story wise, it was well written. This is my 3rd book by Toni Blake. The first one, , I didn't like much (I didn't even finish it!). The 2nd one, is sooooo much better. So, it's 2 against 1 people!
What I love about this is how the H/h survive their past-the sufferings and humiliation with the help of a new environment found somewhere in Montana. Rob is a tortured hero, who doesn't want any emotional attachment to anyone, who prefers to be with his dog rather than real people, has a dark past. I knew from the start that there's something going on with this guy. I had my speculations. From the beginning, I tried to guess on what Rob's darkest secret was (view spoiler)[(and Hell yeah, I was right that someone died!) (hide spoiler)] He is (view spoiler)[ freed from prison but his soul is still behind bars (hide spoiler)], until he met Lindsey. As for the heroine, Lindsey, she started out as a typical city girl. She cares more for her appearance and social status rather than on what's really important in life. She's a great writer/blogger but the fact the she talks too much of her personal life leads her to trouble.
What I DON'T LIKE is that they kept on mentioning Aunt Millie to a point that sometimes it's kindda CREEPY. Like this one scene where they're having sex and they mentioned that Aunt Millie might be looking down on them--HUUUH! weird, right! I know they love Aunt Millie so much but the fact that they still keep mentioning her while they're having sex feels weird to me.
Well, other than that this book is recommendable. :) enjoy!
Whoa! Just Wow. This is the last book for the Chinooks Hockey Team Series and I think this is one of my favorites.What Sam did six years ago was unfor...moreWhoa! Just Wow. This is the last book for the Chinooks Hockey Team Series and I think this is one of my favorites.What Sam did six years ago was unforgivable. I understand why Autumn is always mad at him. He's a son of a bitch for what he did to her. I skipped the 5th book which is Nothing But Trouble but I might read it next.
This book has a lot of similiraties with Simply Irresistible(Book 1 of this series) like: -the H/h started out with one night stands -both involve a child-father relationship -second chances are possible and I could definitely say that love is sweeter the 2nd time around -the heroine evolved from being an immature, reckless girl to a strong independent woman and mother -both has a lapse of several years (7 years for Simply irresistible and 6 years for Any man of mine)
The difference though is that there is more chemistry between the H/h in Any Man of Mine compared to Simply irresistible. The ending kind of sucked though, but still, it's a nice and light read.
Let me share to you my favorite line from this book:
** “Why are you here?”
“I don’t know.”
He shook his head.
“I don’t know why one minute I was sitting at Benihana with Ty and Darby and some of the scouts, and I just got up and left.”
The shoulders of his thick hooded sweatshirt were soaked, and his gaze continued lower, down her throat to her cold, hard breasts.
“I don’t know why I got in my truck and drove two hours through this god-awful storm.”
He looked back up into her eyes.
“I don’t know why I’ve been standing outside this house for ten minutes before knocking on the fucking door."
**“You never learn the first time. You always have to get hit twice before you see it coming.” He was seeing now what he’d seen that first night at Pure. A bright shiny light he wanted to catch in his hands and hold forever. If she let him. (less)
What I like about this book is that it involves the growth of a family and the evolution of the characters, like the heroine, Georgie, who started out...moreWhat I like about this book is that it involves the growth of a family and the evolution of the characters, like the heroine, Georgie, who started out being immature--mainly a typical bimbo and after seven years, she became a totally changed woman. I think it's a good thing that John left her at first. I bet that if he didn't, she'll end up just being Georgie-the hockey player's wife and not Georgeanne Howard-the strong, independent woman, who has a successfull business and was able to raise a child on her own. I also like the character of Lexie, she's a very interesting kid.
What also drawn me into this book is seeing John trying his best to be a father to Lexie. I'm a sucker for father-daughter-reunited-after-several-years kind of stories. My heart squeezes every time they had their father-daughter moments, like when they had their 5 day vacation where John got to spend a lot of his time knowing Lexie. Geez.
What I DON'T like about it is the hero, who is a total jackass by the way. I've read lots of books where the hero started out as a real jerk, but it seems like John was a bit over the top. There's this part where he'd said mean things to Georgie, and if I were Georgie, I'll end the conversation by slapping him in the face. He deserves it.
This is the 2nd book I've read for the Chinooks Hockey team series (I started with book 2, which is See Jane Score) and overall I had a great time with this. (less)
This book started out really light, with a girl finding a place to stay for college. It seems pretty normal to me so I didn't expect that it was full...moreThis book started out really light, with a girl finding a place to stay for college. It seems pretty normal to me so I didn't expect that it was full of heartaches and lies, thus, full of drama.
This book is about Julie who was just starting out her college life and due to certain circumstances, she ends up living in the Watkins' household. I could remember my first day in college, where everything seems new and all you could think of is having a brand new start. So with that, I really had an understanding of Julie's character. The Watkins family (Erin, Roger, Celeste, Matt and Finn) seems to be a perfect, normal family at first. I was shocked when I learned about their flaws and of course, the most unexpected big secret.
I really like it that it is set out in a college environment. I thinks it suits me well. I remember this line by Julie's mother which made me smile.
"The friends you make in college are friends you’ll have for life, even if you don’t talk for years at a time. You’ll see.”
After reading it, I couldn't help but think of my college friends and how close we are today and how much I adore them. I hope it's true, cause I love my college friends and it would be a shame if we just go our separate ways and forgot each other after graduation.
Anyway, back to the story. Julie and Finn's messages are so sweet, I did fell in love with them. As for Matt, I thought Julie was treating her like a brother (which obviously didn't work out in the end) which leads me to be a big disappinment when I found out about the secret they've been hiding since chapter 1.
As for this big secret, I hate myself for not seeing it coming. I should have think and analyze better. I guess I was too much in sync with the story so I didn't gave a shit about it even though Matt and Finn keeps saying how important it was. You should see my face when I realized what the secret was all about. I was like this for a few minutes --> @.@
I found this pic somewhere and I think it fits well with my favorite line in this book.
Julie Seagle I’d still be jumping out of a plane alone, just like I’m alone in this stupid elevator.
Finn is God You wouldn’t be alone. I’d take you tandem, so you’d be strapped to me. We’d jump together.
Julie Seagle Finn, I’m scared. The elevator is shaking.
Finn is God I know you are, but I’ve got you. You’re not in the elevator, remember? You’re with me. I stand you up and try to push your body away from mine, reminding you that you are tightly strapped to me, and that I won’t let anything happen. It’s my job to control our jump and my job to pull the chute if you don’t. You’re safe. Tell me that you trust me.
Julie Seagle I trust you.
Finn is God We’re high enough now, and one of the instructors opens the door, sending a powerful rush of air into the cabin. Your heart nearly stops when I start to walk you to the edge. As much as you’re terrified, you’re also starting to feel the rush, the thrill you get from being on the brink. So we freefall like this for 5,000 feet. We don’t want it to stop. We want to feel like this forever, lost in this experience. This is why people pull their chutes late, because freefalling is like a drug.
I think I’m falling for you.
Her phone beeped, and Julie nearly smashed the lamp to the floor as she reached for the phone.
Good. I think I’m falling for you, too. Let’s not pull this chute.
PS. This is my first attempt in attaching a picture in my review. Hope it works!(less)
My only problem with this is that it's TOO SHORT. It's light, funny, romantic and you can finish it in one sitting.I really really enjoyed it even tho...moreMy only problem with this is that it's TOO SHORT. It's light, funny, romantic and you can finish it in one sitting.I really really enjoyed it even though the story was predictable.
**spoiler alert** Let me share to you this line which I consider one of my favorites :)
"I know why you left the bed early this morning and why you ma...more**spoiler alert** Let me share to you this line which I consider one of my favorites :)
"I know why you left the bed early this morning and why you made sure I had very little time to do anything else but get ready for work".
He pressed another kiss to her lips as he took her hand into his. "I'm sorry for being a jerk last night and almost making the biggest mistake of my life. I was afraid of hurting you. I know what I am and I also know that you deserve a guy that can spoil you rotten and take you all the nice places you deserve. I-"
"Jason, I don't care about those things," she said softly.
He shook his head stubbornly. "It doesn't mean you don't deserve them, but if you give me a chance to make up for my past stupidity, and I'm not just talking about with you, I promise that I will do my best to make you happy."
"I want to try this. You and me,I mean. I know I'll most likely fuck up along the way and you'll want to ring my neck, but I want to try. I'll do my best not to hurt you."
I Love it!! It would be a total shame not to fall in love with the food slut, crazy, totally adorable and certified hottie, Jason Bradford. Top it off with his crazy relationship with his neighbor-turned-bestfriend-turned-lover, Haley.
I was really excited to read this because of its high ratings and positive reviews it got from my GR friends. No wonder why! And besides, I got it for free (from Kobo :D). I was smiling, laughing and grinning at some parts. I had little problem though when she had this week long trip after the "incident" wherein Hayley kept telling herself that Jason had given her up so easily bla bla bla, and then Jason pops out. I was like, "No, he was not giving you up! If he was, he wouldn't be sneaking at your backseat!" (Okay that's me talking infront of my laptop -_-)
Overall, I enjoyed it so much and I highly recommend it to those who love contemporay romance like I do :) (less)
Glad that I picked this out first among all of the books lined up for me to read this summer. At first, I had my hesitations with it.
But this one was...moreGlad that I picked this out first among all of the books lined up for me to read this summer. At first, I had my hesitations with it.
But this one was surprisingly good. Geez,I don't even know how to start.
Okay so.. here it goes. What I love about this was how the two main characters have opposite personality and yet you could still feel the chemistry between them. Sam, being the serious type, who thinks confrontations are the best way in an argument, who type short messages, and doesn't do smiley or any kind of emoticons. Poppy, being the super nice girl, who always makes herself the 2nd priority, who type dozens of kisses and hugs every text messages and whose about to marry the guy she thinks she's in love with.
Some scenes were too hilarious that left me laughing so hard. It started when Poppy was singing to the tune of Single Ladies. HAHA! I must say that there were a lot of embarassing moments for Poppy, which kinnda reminds me of Becky Bloomwood cause she also had a lot of these moments in Confessions of a shopaholic (again, the movie,not the book).
Also, in this book, romance throught text messaging was made possible. Overall I did enjoy it. It was really a nice read and it left me with a big smile on my face :)
PS. I could really see this one turn into a chick flick. xxxxxxxx(less)