Predictable. Confusing. A little bit boring. This woman is a great poetic writer, but...this kind of story, this hybrid genre (mix of fairy tales, adul...morePredictable. Confusing. A little bit boring. This woman is a great poetic writer, but...this kind of story, this hybrid genre (mix of fairy tales, adult fiction, fantasy, historical fiction...), if it can be called that, just isn't my thing. (less)
This book is sequel of The Baumgartners Plus One but I really really missed the Baumgartners. Sexy Italian guy and Mason were hot as hell, but they wer...moreThis book is sequel of The Baumgartners Plus One but I really really missed the Baumgartners. Sexy Italian guy and Mason were hot as hell, but they were not Doc or Henry.(less)
"The road called life is long and winding. There are curves. Bumpes along the way. And sometimes...
Sometimes you´re speeding through it, missing the sig...more"The road called life is long and winding. There are curves. Bumpes along the way. And sometimes...
Sometimes you´re speeding through it, missing the signs and by the time you reach the end of it you have thoughts, recollections, and moments where you realize you haven´t really lived.
And that´s the thing about life. It goes way too fast. At least mine did..."
I waited so long to read this book and I have to admit that it was worth every minute of waiting. When I saw the cover first time, I thought it would be just another romantic happy ending. Boy, I was wrong...
Imagine modern Romeo and Juliet. Imagine what would happen if Romeo and Juliet were set in 1950s in America. Than put Juliet in Psych ward and see what will happen...
I can´t summarize the amazing experience I have had while reading this book. This series is one of my all-time favorites!
This time I don´t won´t to write long review with many reasons why you should read this book/series. Please my friends, trust me on this one and just read it.
Reading this book was like listening most hauntingly beautiful and sad song. You know it will make you sad and leave you heartbroken, but you can´t st...moreReading this book was like listening most hauntingly beautiful and sad song. You know it will make you sad and leave you heartbroken, but you can´t stop even if it hurts. We, masochistic readers, we know it, we understand it... and still, we do it. All we can do is suffer the pain, and tell ourselves it was well worth it. Sad things can be beautiful. That´s exactly what Autumn said and noone understood her. Well, Autumn and Ms Nowlin, we understand you and we appreciate the pain. It was well worth it...
Well, there was one weird girl...
...and she fell in love with her best friend but she didn't notice him like that.
...And than there was one big misunderstanding and they grew apart. They grew apart for four long years even though they saw each other on a daily basis.
“I've loved him my whole life, and somewhere along the way, that love didn't change but grew. It grew to fill the parts of me that I did not have when I was a child. It grew with every new longing of my body and desire until there was not a piece of me that did not love him. And when I look at him, there is no other feeling in me.”
...And just when life finally brought them together, this star-crossed lovers were separated by cruel fate.
I can see some of the roses still blooming in my mother´s garden. Brown on the edges and bright in other colors, their petals drooping downward, dying just as their lives have begun. They stayed past their time, and I´ve realized that I have too.
Do you want to know how they were separated? Just read this book! I promise you, you won't regret it! (less)
**Free copy courtesy of author Diane Rinella in exchange for an honest review**
Few misguided GR friends told me to read this because they knew how muc...more**Free copy courtesy of author Diane Rinella in exchange for an honest review**
Few misguided GR friends told me to read this because they knew how much I liked Forbidden from Tabitha Suzuma. Boy...was this wrong.
Let me get this straight: I love to read taboo stories. I even like taboo erotica. Really there is very little out there that can shock me. Really!
I'm feeling bad right now because I hate to give bad reviews. I can say that I liked the author's writing and once I began reading this book I couldn't stop, but all the drama and the plot felt over the top, I couldn't connect with the characters and I think there's enough violence and tragedy in the world for me to read a book that made me cringe. And not because it is about incest. No. Because it doesn´t make sense.
I felt absolutely nothing for these characters. Siblings, Lily and Donovan... I have no idea who I disliked more. They lived all their lives like perfect siblings and next moment they want to get in each others pants. Lily is pathetic and Dovovan has some serious issues. For some reason, I did not feel sorry for them, and when it ended, I had no book hangover. Christopher, scrawny English boy is only character that is easygoing and fun-loving in this book, and even he made my eyes roll a few times. And loving/Nazi mother doesn´t even make sense.
The theme is interesting, but some of the dialogue was weird or flat-out dull. The flip flopping, wish-washy thoughts and feelings of the characters, mainly of Lily- "I love Christopher/Donovan, oh but am I in love with him," was just ridiculous. I think the author tried to do too many things with this story and the execution was lacking.
All in all, I can’t say I really recommend Love´s Forbidden Flower. On the other hand, it was a novel that kept me entertained and captivated, but the overall impression it left with me was one of disappointment.
Sorry, Ms. Rinella, but if I'm going to dive head first into dysfunction, I'll stick with Tabitha Suzuma's stories.
My favorite quote: "Today, somewhere among the roses and petunias, my sanity squirted out of my brain and fertilized the backyard."
"Crazy people lighting cars on fire, all the cars, until whole streets seem to be lined with signal fires. Fires to light the path. Th...moreImagine this...
"Crazy people lighting cars on fire, all the cars, until whole streets seem to be lined with signal fires. Fires to light the path. The sick putting out their dead. Mass graves. People killing other people with guns and knives. Looting. Beatings. People jumping from tenth-floor windows. Then, the empty city. Day. Night. Empty."
After the "dying", most of the world is wiped out. There are only few survivors (they think so), and they are living in military base. And then comes beautiful Eva...
Eva. She's not the first woman. She is The Last (well, they thing she is). She ate an apple and it brought her lots of trouble. Not with God, but with all mighty Major Smith and his 17 men. All mighty Major decided to give her her first husband for next six months and all the rest will have the pleasure to watch their sexual activites. Her partner's name was't Adam. He was John, Avery, Jason, James, Jake... She was very wicked and wise woman and she had a plan... This selfless women with a heart of gold will bring the peace in this little society with sex. Loads and loads of sex. I know how this sounds. Like a first class porn. But belive me, it's not. She has a high purpuse and it works psychologically by using the sexual therapy. At the end, which is not happy at all, she finds love, happiness and forgiveness in this harsh new world.
23 years after Eva we will meet Eva's children, Cain and Abel Gareth and Nadia.
This second part of book, two decades after the "dying" from deadly virus, the rest of the survived world is fallen apart.
"It's like societies just menage to check the brutality of human nature, but as soon as there's a tear in the fabric, fear, hate, horrible violence come spilling out"
Nix is a second heroine we meet in this book. She is a fighter in the man's world. With only few survivors where men outnumber women ten-to-one, where woman is property and is nothing better than a object which gives a birth, she is trying to save as many females from this harsh world as possible. After all abusing and killing in her life, she doesn't belive in love, and then she meets Gareth, bad boy with golden heart in this cruel world . They are finding the road from victim to freedom and hope of healing from sexual abuse (she as a victim, and he as a abuser), and at the end, they found all this in love.
This futuristic horror is like nothing i've ever read! Its dark and disturbing, sad and hot as hell, horrible and beautiful. It shows us fear of worst kind and monsters, but it shows us and the other side- humanity, sacrifice and kindness. There is no happily ever after in this book and don't expect it. Overall, great writing, a wonderful plot, hot scenes, deep and twisty character psychology. I highly recommend it to everyone! This book is one that will stay with you forever.(less)
This book was a bit melodramatic for my taste and at times repetitive. I enjoyed the story, but reading the same plot 3 different times can get a bit...moreThis book was a bit melodramatic for my taste and at times repetitive. I enjoyed the story, but reading the same plot 3 different times can get a bit old. I loved the way that their story ended. Despite the tragedy that those last few pages held I think that it was the perfect ending to Caleb & Olivia´s story.
Overall, the books are well written and have amazing and utterly messed up characters. I'll definitely check out other books by this author.
BTW, I don't buy the explanation on what went down on Caleb's "cheating" incident...
I didn’t have to decide if I was one thing or another. If I was both and neither. Everything and nothing. It’s okay to struggle to find our place in...moreI didn’t have to decide if I was one thing or another. If I was both and neither. Everything and nothing. It’s okay to struggle to find our place in this world and the person who will take us for who and what we are. Sometimes we dress ourselves in layers that only get peeled away in the end, to leave us as we should be. Naked.
This book is not just erotic romance. It's full of passion, real life stories, real hurt and betrayal. I love it all. It goes at the top of my list. Bravo Mrs Hart!(less)
Ladies and gentleman, a standing ovation for Tiffany Reisz!!!
Stunning! One of the best novels I have ever read. The Angel amazed me. It is dark, haun...moreLadies and gentleman, a standing ovation for Tiffany Reisz!!!
Stunning! One of the best novels I have ever read. The Angel amazed me. It is dark, haunting, and utterly seductive. This is not your classic romance story, but holy hell if it doesn't include some of the most amazing descriptions of true love that I have ever read. This wasn't just dark erotica. This was a heart-breaking story about people who keep coming together and falling apart. It does certainly contain many elements of a psychological thriller too. This was a truly unique experience.
And thank god for Nora! FINALLY a strong woman. A real woman. A femme fatale. A beautiful, hedonist, and wild woman. Ms Reisz, you are my personal Queen of the Universe!
If I could give this book more stars I would. The next book, The Prince, can't get here fast enough!
(view spoiler)[This might sound bad or even horrible but the only good thing in this book is when Alaska dies. Sorry, guys. But this book was a huge d...more(view spoiler)[This might sound bad or even horrible but the only good thing in this book is when Alaska dies. Sorry, guys. But this book was a huge disappointment to me. (hide spoiler)](less)