Belle Ami just blew my mind with The One. I have to admit, I was a little confused while reading the first chapter. But after reading the next few chaBelle Ami just blew my mind with The One. I have to admit, I was a little confused while reading the first chapter. But after reading the next few chapters, I understood what the first chapter was about and I'm glad I stayed with Adelia's story. By the middle of the book, I was into Adelia and Miles's story, and by the end I was hooked. I think the author explains the meaning perfectly behind this storyline in her blurb when she says: How well do you really know the one you love?
Miles's character is definitely true to those words. I can see the mystery behind this guy, even though I haven't figured him all the way out yet. And I also know I will not know who Miles truly is until the next book. This is a series, so you are not going to get all the answers in the first book. Miles did go into this relationship with Adelia with deceit in mind, but then we see how love changes him and the malice he intended for Adelia. But someone else’s lie becomes Miles's downfall, and the evil that was in him from before, that his love for Adelia was able to conquer, comes back in full fury to tear her apart. And I feel like that's where the first chapter in this story comes back into play, even though it was a little confusing for me at the beginning. But it now explains the evil that lives in Miles. And I think this was made clear in the last scene between Adelia and Miles when it all went to hell between them.
I also can see where Adelia was in a very vulnerable place in her life when she met Miles, and how easy it was for her to fall in love with someone as charming and daunting as Miles. But I love that David was in the background waiting for her, if there ever came a time that Adelia would need him. I can't wait to see how this turns out between Adelia and David in the next book, because it was heartbreaking where it left off in this first book.
I fell in love with Adelia, Miles and David, and the mystery and suspense surrounding them, and yes I am definitely hooked and must have the answers. I recommend The One as dark romance suspense must read.
I fell in love with Zoraida Cordova’s The Vicious Deep, her Young Adult series. So when I saw she had a New Adult coming out, I felt like Luck On TheI fell in love with Zoraida Cordova’s The Vicious Deep, her Young Adult series. So when I saw she had a New Adult coming out, I felt like Luck On The Line that I was going to finally see Cordova unleash. By that, I mean her YA series was hilarious and smexy, and so I knew her New Adult wouldn’t hold back with the humor and sexy romance. And boy, oh boy, was I right. Cordova had me laughing my behind off and fanning myself from Lucky and James's hilariously hot romance. Have to give you just a little snippet of the humor between Lucky and James:
"I came for my latte." he murmurs in his baritone voice. "Hate to break it to you," I say. "I chucked it. It tasted like ass." Whatever he thought I was going to say, it wasn't that. His face scrunches up, like he's gathering his thoughts. Then he says, "Have much experience in that area, do you?"
Omg, that scene between these two was just awesome and hilarious, and that's just a little taste of Lucky and James’ love/hate relationship.
Lucky is a fantastic heroine. She’s smart, feisty, sexy, and she is tough. I also love her aggressiveness. Now put her with a guy who is every bit her equal, and believe me James is every bit Lucky's equal. James is a gorgeous, Harley motorcycle riding chef, a sexy bad boy, and together you have a recipe for one smartass, sizzling hot, wild romance.
These two can cook in the bedroom just as hot as in the kitchen. But there's a serious side to Lucky and James, and they’re both trying to get their broken life on the right track. And I loved seeing these two stubborn yet beautiful people find out they needed each other and love is a good thing.
Zoraida Cordove has cooked up a delicious recipe for love with Lucky and James and added just the right amount of humor and sexiness to create a must read swoon worthy New Adult romance. ...more
First thing I would like to say about Linda Kage's With Every Heartbeat is I LOVE the cover. It's says so much about Zoey and Quinn’s (Ham) charactersFirst thing I would like to say about Linda Kage's With Every Heartbeat is I LOVE the cover. It's says so much about Zoey and Quinn’s (Ham) characters. Quinn and Zoey have lived a quite shy life, but are so deeply committed when it comes to a romantic relationship. They are both introverts, and both have had an abusive childhood. Both were home-schooled until they started their high school years. And because of Zoey’s overprotective father, she hasn't been around boys much, or allowed to date. Quinn is self-conscious. So yeah, college life holds a new environment for Zoey and Quinn. Quinn has had time to adjust to the college, since he's a junior and on the football team. But he too has never had a girlfriend until he started college. And the girl that just so happens to be Quinn's girlfriend and introduces Quinn to his first in everything is Zoey's best friend, Cora. I just want to say, no, this story is not about cheating. It's about being naive to who you thought you trusted and discovering the hard truth about who you thought your friends are and those that are supposed to love you.
For Zoey and Quinn who are introverts, leave it to college life to strip them of their naive blinders and welcome them into the wild side of life. With some hard, ugly truths about family, lies, and deceit.
The last part of this book was like witnessing a tennis match (Yeah, you know the kind, where the players don't miss hitting the ball and your head keeps going back and forth). Linda Kage blew me away with Zoey and Quinn. I kept saying, Oh, that's what the big secret is…and then BAM, BAM, and then BAM, BAM, BAM!! Linda Kage put me through a whirlwind hurricane with the ending and I loved every intense minute of it. Amazingly well done, Linda Kage!!!
I don't believe I have ever read shy characters from Linda Kage, but she did a beautiful job with Zoey and Quinn's characters. They touched my heart so deeply.
I love Zoey and Quinn's story, but I gotta tell you I'm looking forward to the next book in the Forbidden Men series. And yes, it's going to be with Ten and Caroline. Ten is a little bit of a bad boy but mostly he's a player with no mouth filter. Ten already had me doubling over with laugher, and Caroline is definitely the girl that can tongue tie Ten's smart ass mouth, and the boy who likes to play.
I highly recommend With Every Heartbeat with Zoey and Quinn. And the whole Forbidden Men series as a must, must read.