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)
So basically, I was also asked to make a honest review for this one. Well, I had mixed emotions about this but I'll just start with the things I liked...moreSo basically, I was also asked to make a honest review for this one. Well, I had mixed emotions about this but I'll just start with the things I liked about it.
Point 1: I really liked the whole spy thing. I think it's what makes this book a little unique compared to other erotic romance books. Plus plus points for that. It's like an Angelina Jolie Movie.
Point 2: The psychology thing is a bit cool too. Funny how the author gets you. I mean, the whole get into a deeper is what drawn me to keep reading it until the end
Now, for the things I don't like
Point 1: The text thing. HATE IT. Absolutely hate it. Too much of 'lols' 'whatevsies' 'srysly' ':D' and so on. I guess to be a successful writer you should definitely take your grammar seriously. No matter how great the story is, grammar always comes first. Don't you think?
Point 2: The ending. I'm talking about the epilogue. Okay, I'll just say it---I didn't get it. Huhu forgive me if I'm too slow, maybe it's just me. But I'll reread the epilogue some other time.
Point 3: The Sabrina-Drummond-Blaire thing. DEFINITELY didn't see that one coming. Sorry, not a fan of threesomes
I'm not saying that I didn't like it because if I didn't, I would have put it down. But then, I was able to read it from start till the end. For me, the plot is great but it has a whole lot of editing issues. I think if the writer concentrates more on the actual mission of spies, it would have been better. I would love to read the edited version of this. (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)
I feel like I owe you some final words of wisdom. A lesson. Something meaningful. So here we go:
Assume nothing. Even if you think you know everythi...more I feel like I owe you some final words of wisdom. A lesson. Something meaningful. So here we go:
Assume nothing. Even if you think you know everything. Even if you’re sure that you’re right. Get confirmation. That whole “ass” cliché about assuming? It’s right on the money. And if you’re not careful, it could end up costing you the best thing that’s ever going to happen to you. And another thing—don’t get too comfortable.
Take chances. Don’t be afraid to lay it on the line. Even if you’re happy. Even if you think life is freaking perfect. Because I had a life once. A life I loved. It was consistent. Fun. It was reliable. Safe. And then one night, a beautiful dark-haired girl came along and blew it all to kingdom come.
Now my life is a mess. In a good way. A giant unpredictable web of screw-ups and make-ups. Frustration and tenderness. Annoyance and affection. Lust and love.
5 + STARS
In less than 12 hours I was able to finish reading this. I ended up sleeping at 4 in the morning (even though I need to be up by 5:30) and IT'S ALL WORTH IT. I was even reading this while I'm on the bus off to work and I took the risk of my kindle being snatched (cause I was reading it in a public place!)but it's THAT good I'm telling you.
Kudos to the writer, Emma Chase, for writing it from the POV of the hero. Most of the readers of this would be women and reading something from the point of view of men is PLUS POINTS. Also, most of contemporary romance I'm reading are from POV of the heroine. So, it's something new.
The first chapter kept me very interested. The narration thing is very unique. It's like how Ted tells his story on "How I Met Your Mother". I could also see this as a romantic comedy film, in line with movies like "Definitely, Maybe" and "The Proposal". Now I know what the rave is all about! It's Drew Evans--the cocky, absurd, HOT, talented (IN MANY WAYS :D), loving, caring, awesome, sexy-as-hell hero. From page 1 you would LOVE HIM. The heroine, Kate Brooks--the fierce, intelligent, brunette with gorgeous big brown eyes (which reminds me of Emma Stone)is the PERFECT MATCH for this Sexy-as-hell-drop-dead-gorgeous Hero, Drew.
Overall, I had a wonderful time reading this. It kept me hook, WIDE AWAKE and in love all at the same time. Now my problem is HOW WOULD I GET OVER DREW EVANS? This was also my problem after reading the Fifty Shades Trilogy. UGH. WHAT TO READ NEXT. HELP PLEASE :D(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 haven't been writing any reviews for months now due to my busy schedule but I think this book deserves one but please forgive my lack of creativity...moreI haven't been writing any reviews for months now due to my busy schedule but I think this book deserves one but please forgive my lack of creativity for I am not good with this stuff. But, here it goes...
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
“It’s real, Six. You can’t get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It’s the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.”
The story started with a concept of a typical young adult novel. Highschool heroine meets bad boy hero and so on and so on. I thought this will end up like the other young adult novels I've read--but, I was wrong. From the very beginning I knew there's a big twist in the end and what I liked about it was that it kept me thinking what will happen next. Does it involved drugs? Tortured heros? Abusive parents?.. and the list goes on and on. But as an avid reader, I still wasn't able to see it coming. You should have seen my face when I read the part that tells the connection between Sky and Holder.
Every scene was vividly described by the writer to a point that you'll be able to feel and share the emotions with these fictional characters. Word per word she was able to ignite the passion within the hero and heroine and I'm sure you'd still think about this after reading it.
Although, no tears were shed for me, I guess I'm too strong for this kind of stories but I assure you that this is worth reading. :)(less)
I had trouble with some of the technicalities of her writing to a point that I don't get what she's really trying to say, (or the character). The hero...moreI had trouble with some of the technicalities of her writing to a point that I don't get what she's really trying to say, (or the character). The heroine also is much of a martyr. I mean, the guy pushes you away for a gazillion times but you keep on sticking up to him. Have some pride, young lady (yes emilie im talking to you). But other than that, I still enjoyed it. The banters between the H/h are funny, the chemistry is there so if you like stories that are light and sexy then this one's for you ;)(less)
It was entertaining enough for me to finish it. but then, it is still good to be true. the story is very light to read. There is not much of a conflic...moreIt was entertaining enough for me to finish it. but then, it is still good to be true. the story is very light to read. There is not much of a conflict. Not bad for my first susan donovan book(less)