Arc kindly provided by the author for honest review
5++++ Read First of all, I owe Laura a huge THANK YOU for giving me an ARC of this wonderful little...moreArc kindly provided by the author for honest review
5++++ Read First of all, I owe Laura a huge THANK YOU for giving me an ARC of this wonderful little gem. I stumbled upon it, the cover actually, from an email of one of the blogs I follow. The cover intrigued me instantly and then the blurb sold me on it. I contacted Laura, asking for an ARC and she happily obliged. This was one of those books I started and couldn't put down. It was a Friday night I started and cancelled my plans so I could stay home and just read.
From the moment Landon entered the screen on my kindle, I knew I would love him. First of all, the book takes place in the summer. Both MC's are working at the pool as lifeguards. Landon's a football player and starting school in the fall. He's popular, well-liked, athletic, charming, smart, sexy...sexy...sexy. And every chapter with his POV, I was either smiling or swooning. Or drooling. Whatever. But later on in the story, we learn some secrets about our tortured hero. My heart went out to him. I hated his parents. I loved his friends...well, there were times I wanted to beat one of them in particular up, but eventually it changed. I was happy.
Our protagonist, Emma has to learn life lessons the hard way. Her home life isn't all it seems. Her mom's a waitress, barely making ends meet. Her sister has Down's Syndrome, so she keeps her personal life to herself. That is until she and Landon spend more time together. They both learn a lot about life and love, all the while trying to keep their scorching attraction from getting in the way. But honestly, from the moment they meet, it's totally there. I was rooting for these two to get together. But I also loved seeing their relationship grow and develop at a steady pace. The sexy times were just off the charts. My kindle was melting with all the hot steam. Hot damn! Laura sure can write an intense sex scene!
But this story was more than just sex and fighting attraction. It was also fighting against circumstances and for what you believe in. These two didn't have it easy. A huge twist towards the middle really had me gritting my teeth and wanting to scream. But the way both Landon and Emma handled it was really mature and understandable. Their journey to find and keep love was a heartbreaking and inspiring one.
I loved Evie. She was such a fireball. She was strong and funny and so adorable, especially with her boyfriend Garrett. Landon's interactions with Evie were so heartwarming, I swooned and awwwwed, so much. He truly became the rock Emma needed in her life. He stuck up for her when needed and he fought for her the whole way. His love was sincere and sweet.
I highly recommend this book to romance lovers. It's a story about love, life and fighting the obstacles we face to get where we wanna be. The writing was engaging and flowed effortlessly. I don't even remember if there were errors, but if they were, it didn't take away from the story one bit. Like I said, once I started...I couldn't stop. It's a story to experience with characters that will break and warm your heart all at once.
Great job, Laura! I will definitely be reading more of your work. And thanks again for sending me an ARC.
Wow!!!!!! This book was incredible. From start to finish. I devoured this baby and ate it up. This had the perfect mix of everything I need in my books. Best of all, it had Landon. Holy sweet Jesus. I love that sexy man!!!! I'm so elated to be one of the first to read and review this amazing story. It definitely taught me lots of life lessons. Add it to your TBR lists, people. It's a gem!!!
As always, Kasie West writes a book from the heart. I swear, each book just rivals the last one. She's so good at writing relateable, flawed and movin...moreAs always, Kasie West writes a book from the heart. I swear, each book just rivals the last one. She's so good at writing relateable, flawed and moving characters. Her stories are enjoyable and leave a big fat smile on your face. Or in this case, a frown for wanting more.
I loved Braden and Charlie. They've been friends for 12 years. They know each other inside and out. But when Charlie has to get a job to pay for her speeding tickets, she finds a job at a boutique. And she starts hanging out with girls a little, even though she has no clue what being a girl is really like. Being raised by her dad and having 3 older brothers, plus Braden all her life, has really made her a Tom boy. But she loves playing sports and being "one of the guys"....until she realizes her feelings for Braden become complicated. Not to mention, her late night chats at the fence that separates Braden and her houses, gets her to open up more. She feels she can talk easier to him late at night, as if she's just talking to the moon. Tension becomes thick. Even dating a nice guy like Evan doesn't help, because he doesn't know the real Charlie. Braden does. He doesn't know about her past, what really happened to her mom that night. Braden does. But is she willing to risk their long friendship for something more?! Would he? And how would her protective older brothers feel about it? Even though Braden is part of the family.
First off, I love this cover!!!! I love it even more having it in print. I'm a huge fan of Kasie West. She writes the best fictional boys. The ones that make your heart race with butterflies. The ones that make you remember your first love, your first kiss, and all the giddy feelings that went with it. Of course there's the awkwardness and confusion as well. But it's part of the experience. Part of the journey. And I'm happy to say that this book lived up to my expectations. I've waited for it to release since I finished The Distance Between Us last year. And I'm so glad to have it. It was amazing! The plot, the writing and especially, the characters!!! I loved that this was about family, friendship, the bond between a sister and her brothers, and taking chances on the scary unknown.
Gage, Nathan and Jerome were awesome older brothers. Obnoxious at times, but there was never a dull moment in their house. They all looked out for each other, and especially for Charlotte. Aka, Charlie. Aka, Charles Barkley. It reminded me of growing up with my brothers. Constantly on their tails and wanting to be around them all the time. They made me smile. They made me laugh. And they made me remember the good times. But there were emotional moments as well. Not having a mom around is hard for a young girl. Charlie has a hard time relating to girls her age. But at work, the girls eventually made her grow into herself. They also made her realize she doesn't have to change who she is to be liked. She just needs to step out of her comfort zone every once in awhile.
It was a great coming-of-age, coming-into-your-own, journey. I enjoyed it immensely. I wish there was more Braden and Charlie at the end though. That's my only complaint. But other than that, it's a winner. A real pretty gem for my shelf, to come back for a visit one day. Go read it.
Fuck! Fuck! Fuuuuuck! I need this book now! After reading her previous book and loving it so much my head is all fuzzy, I need this god damn book in my hands, or in my e-reader NOW! Please!!! I can't wait until July for more of this awesomeness!
So since I finished Ruin around 3 this morning, and loving the mother living shit out of it, I'm SO ready for this book!! I loved Gabe so much and so...moreSo since I finished Ruin around 3 this morning, and loving the mother living shit out of it, I'm SO ready for this book!! I loved Gabe so much and so excited to get more of him!!! Eeeeeep!!!!
Fuck! No! Oh my fucking God. It did NOT just end there. What the holy mother of bull shit?? Ahhhhh!! That is so cruel! OMG!! That last 20% had me c...more4.5
Fuck! No! Oh my fucking God. It did NOT just end there. What the holy mother of bull shit?? Ahhhhh!! That is so cruel! OMG!! That last 20% had me constantly on edge. Jesus. As long as Cami and Coop are okay, I'll be okay. Oh wait, and Ellie May. Oh God please. That epilogue. What the crap is that? What. The. Hell?????
Awesome story!!! Totally amazing! I need the next one dammit!!
****MASSIVE RANT ALERT...READ AT YOUR OWN RISK AND DON'T BITCH FOR TOO MUCH CURSING. THANK YOU!****
Oh my sweet Jesus of all that is holy. I need to write this review because I can't stop reeling from this godforsaken cliffhanger that was just thrown at us. FUCK!!!!!!!
Okay, so take it from someone who's lived in Oklahoma, and more precisely, Tornado Alley. When there's a storm a comin, you take fucking shelter. It's pretty scary. Like holy fuck scary.
Anyway, this was pretty awesome. I was gifted this book from Caisey Quinn just last night. I've had my eye on this book for weeks and I can't tell you how giddy I was to finally have my greedy hands on it. THANK YOU CAISEY!!!!!!!
So I started it right away. Holy shitballs, I was sucked in right from the beginning.
So here it is, we got Kyle Mason who lives in Oklahoma as a farmer. Ella Jane, also known as EJ or Ellie May. She's Kyle's little sister, except she's not really little. She's 16, but Kyle is her older, protective sexy brother. God, I LOVE Kyle. Ahhhhh! LOVE LOVE LOVE. And then there's Coop. Well, Brantley Cooper, but he goes by Coop. I LOVE YOU COOP! #TEAMCOOP He's Kyle's best friend and EJ's long-time crush. He's gonna be a senior, EJ's gonna be a Junior and Kyle is going off to college. Kyle asks Coop to take care of her and make sure she doesn't get hurt while he's away at college.When Coop and EJ finally come to terms with their feelings for each other, something is always in the way. Coop is such an amazing friend. He loves Kyle and doesn't want to ruin his friendship with EJ, because bros before hos and all that shit, right?
Well, that's how he sees it. So when there's an opportunity to tell Kyle his true feelings about Ellie May, he says some stupid shit to drive her away. Ah! That truly killed me, Coop. But I forgive you as long as I can have your babies. Oh wait, did I say that out loud? Well oh well. I want your babies. Ha ha
So then we have Cameron(Cami) and Hayden(Asshole) who live in the rich snobby parts of Oklahoma. Hayden and Cami are together in the beginning but when the summer approaches, they decide to take a break because she's supposed to be on some island for the summer with her I'm-a-bitch-from-hell-cares-for-no one-but-myself mother, so she wants to be able to have summer flings with hot guys while she's gone. Hayden's cool with it. They're both forced into a relationship from their parents because they're the popular kids in school and have to be perfect blah blah fucking blah. Even though they only have sex and haven't had any emotional feelings toward each other. So when she finds out that her mom ditches her because she didn't win the motherfucking pageant, which she was like runner up for, she's all "well I said we'd celebrate if you won the pageant, but you didn't win so I'm gonna go off to the island by myself and shag every twenty year old in sight. Toodle-fucking-loo". I mean, really? What a bitch from HELL! Fuck you mom and your stupid pageant bull shit. I hated that woman. So poor Cami is left on her own for the summer to tweedle her thumbs and she's bummed. Her dad's not as bad but he doesn't stick around either. He's off on some work shit in another town and leaves her. I mean, where are these people from? Stupid parents that don't know proper parenting from their ass hole. Only Sophie their maid is there in the big house with Cami. She's the only one to ever give her any attention. This girl is affection-deprived. Poor thang! Ah! But when her parents hire help for the summer to take care of the lawn, guess who it is.
YES! It's Kyle Mason to the rescue! Holy shit their first interaction by the pool, was priceless. Holy shit! I was swooning like a crazy bitch. I loved Kyle from the first word. He's so hot. *sighs dreamily* Anyway, they meet and sparks fly like no other. The sexual tension thick as glass. DAYUM! That boy can make your panties melt right off you. The shit that comes out of his mouth makes you turn into putty at his feet. It's true. I'm in love with Kyle. Yes. So Kyle is the new lawn guy. He comes over weekly, daily, hell I forgot. He's such a distraction to my thoughts right now. But each time he comes over to cut the grass and weed and all that shit, he and Cami form a bond. It's beautiful. Lovely. Amazing. Real. Sweet. Hot. You get the point. She's never been so close to someone on an emotional level. And neither has he. But the more time they spend, the more their attraction becomes such a wonderful blooming flower. Okay, really I can go on and on. It's clear and cut and dry...I know I'm beating a dead horse in the mouth and that's really sad because I love horses. So I'll just say that Cami and Kyle share something new and exciting. But the only problem is, Cami doesn't share all her family secrets with him. He doesn't know everything about her the way he thinks. He only knows that she's never been told she's loved by her piss poor-rich asshole parents. And they expect her and Hayden to get married and grow old and live happily ever after. Ummmm, HELL NO! Cami doesn't love Hayden you dumb shits! If only you'd get your head out of your asses you'd know that. But sure it makes sense to them because of their social status and popularity.
Now that Hayden is free, he's shipped off to out-of-nowhere Oklahoma, where he has to help his grandfather tend his farm and landscaping business. Where he meets the Mason's because he's working for them. Kyle and EJ's father had an affair and walked out on the family so their mother is struggling with tending the house and shit. Another stupid asshole parent. What is wrong with all these douchebag parents that shit all over their kids? Poor Kyle. It's a lot for him to deal wit, especially when he finds out he's got a scholarship for football and he's gonna be great. But does it really matter now that everything has changed?
So Hayden helps with the business and meets EJ. That's all I'm saying about that.
Okay, my thoughts....I LOVED this book! Hardcore. When I found out it was in many pov's, I wasn't sure how it'd work. I did at first get confused but I pretty quickly was able to keep up. It worked. I loved the dynamic of these characters. The development was perfect. The pace was quick and easy to follow. The execution was just right. But holy shit on a stick fucking bloody hell it ends. CLIFFIE! Holy cliffie fuck! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I need that next book NOW!!!!!!!
I know many loved Hayden, but I didn't. Not one bit. Not even a hair. I'm not sure why. But honestly? I didn't feel the connection between him and EJ the way I felt it for Coop and Ellie May, which is his nickname for her. It's so sweet. Oh yeah, and another thing...I found Hayden to be a rich stuck-up arrogant asshole. Sorry, you can't love them all. And I sure as fuck didn't love him. Nope. COOP COOP COOP COOP! Of course I love Kyle so much! Is it obvious by how I talk about him and sigh and act like a giddy teenager? Good cause that's my intention. He's just the best of all of them.
I loved Cami too. Kyle and Cami are the best! EJ was sometimes a bitch but she, for the most part wasn't too bad. I just hope and pray and hope and pray and fucking hope like hell the next book will make me happy because after this ending, I'll need to be happy. I need my happy ending for Kyle and Coop. Omg, I'm so nervous. NERVOUS! How could you?? Seriously! Something happens at the end and I was literally not breathing. I'm so scared. OMG, ladies write fast. Please!
I think this about wraps up my ranting review. Go read it and see for yourself what a crazy cliffie this shit is. You'll be screaming and yelling and cursing like I was. And still am. And it's after 3 am. But who needs sleep, right? Ahhh, I guess I could sleep and dream of Kyle and Coop in my bed. Oh yeah, I'm gonna go now and have naughty dreams.
Still thinking about Kyle, hours later. He's become a top book boyfriend. I need more Kyle in my life. Now!! (less)
Motherfucking awesome story!!! Holy shit! I want more! It was too short! I need more!!! Gah!
Daniel Six Holder Sky I...more5++++++++sweet, and beautiful stars!!!
Motherfucking awesome story!!! Holy shit! I want more! It was too short! I need more!!! Gah!
Daniel Six Holder Sky I loved this little treasure. I loved Skylar and Holder in Hopeless. But Daniel and Six rocked my socks off in Finding Cinderella. Those two were so funny, sweet, flirty and just perfect together. They had me laughing so much and then I'd be swooning like a fucking teenager. But at the end, I was crying. So heartbreaking. And then through my tears, I was laughing again.
Loved Daniel and Six's story. It was awesome that Hoover released it for free. I would've paid for it. Now I'm wanting more. God damn, I want a full book. Am I just selfish? Can I not be happy with what I get?
Fuck no. I want more. Selfish or not. I love those two. I have nothing left to say. (less)
Wow!!!! That was awesome!!!!!! What an ending!!! I was so afraid it'd be a killer cliffie that had me beating down a wall. Now it's jus...more
Wow!!!! That was awesome!!!!!! What an ending!!! I was so afraid it'd be a killer cliffie that had me beating down a wall. Now it's just got me desperate to start A Shadow of Light. I'm so excited!!! Each book is just better and better! And after reading the first 5 Vampire Academy books and loving them, I'm finding this series better. Crazy concept. But Derek and Sofia have to be like my ultimate top PNR couple. Shit, they've gone through hell and back and their love is unwavering and deep and just so beautiful. But I know there's more hardships waiting to destroy them still. So many obstacles and so much emotional devastation, yet I truly believe they'll overcome it all. And thank Bella for continuously adding their pov's. even a couple other pov's that I didn't care for, it was all necessary.
This journey is far from over. Now that we know who Sofia's parents truly are and their roles, it's just more intense and mind-boggling. But I'm curious to see how it pans out. I really hate her mom and I don't trust her dad. Of course Derek's father is an evil monster. I feel heartbroken for him. I still miss Vivienne and hope shell somehow show back up, alive and well. He needs her, his twin sister. They're the only family members that are good upon all the evil monstrosities. And if Derek ever asked to turn me, I wouldn't hesitate. He's one sexy Vampire King. *dreamy sigh*
I wanna know more about Claudia and hope that she redeems herself in my eyes, cause right now, I don't trust her. I don't care to know about Camilla or Aiden, but they're important to Sofia's existence so I have no choice. I just want my beloved Derek and Sofia to run away from the island to a deserted place where they can be alone and have sex because Jesus Christ, those two deserve it. But I know I won't get my wish, any time soon at least. Now, I hope that in the next book or two, they at least get freakin married already. I want Borys to catch a sliver of sunlight and burst into flames for all the sadistic torture he put Vivienne and Sofia through. God, I hate that son of a bitch.
I want the Hunters and Vampires to work together to take down Gregor and end this civil war...
But like the Prophecy states: Blood will be shed. And plenty of it has proved true. So I suppose that much more will be, as long as it's not Sofia or Derek's, I can sleep peacefully. Ahhhhh. I just love this series, all the action, romance, mystery and fantasy elements. It's definitely one of the best!!!!!(less)
WHY? Did I wait a frickin year to read this?! WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY????? Omg! This was soooooooooooooooooo good!!! Such an emotional, heartbreaking...moreWHY? Did I wait a frickin year to read this?! WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY????? Omg! This was soooooooooooooooooo good!!! Such an emotional, heartbreaking story!! My poor Lucas! I LOVE LOVE LOVE him.
Did I mention I love Lucas? Cuz if not, I. Love. Lucas.!! But then again, who the fuck wouldn't??? Just that first chapter, the prologue alone had me a in his good graces. Ah! My head, I have to collect my thoughts so I can write a better, more coherent review because right now all I can think of is how much I love Lucas and protective nature. Plus he's a fucking artist, with tats, piercing and black hair. Ummmmm, God, I can't think straight.
P.S., a sequel in Lucas's POV? Holy. Shit. Gimme gimme gimmmmmmmmme!(less)
This cover. Lucas. YUM! I want this book now please! I hate waiting! Boooooo! I want it now. I want it now. I. Want. It. Now.! :(
Okay, sorry. Now that I got that out of my system...So, after reading Easy...well, before reading it actually, I was aware of Lucas getting his own book and though I hadn't met him yet, I felt like I knew him from friends reading it and talking non-stop about him the past year. So, after turning the last page, I was like.....
I WANT MORE. I NEED MORE. And then, I remembered we are getting more. More Lucas. More. Lucas. Maxfield. HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, Lucas, I love you. Totally, irrevocably, ridiculously, LOVE YOU. You and your heartbreaking but powerful ink, and your sexy lip ring, and those intense light eyes and shaggy but incredibly gripping black hair. AH! I just love you and can't wait to be in your head.
I'm not sure how to review this yet. But I'll say the last 40% was saved for me. This was a really tough read for me. My stomach hurt a lot and my ang...moreI'm not sure how to review this yet. But I'll say the last 40% was saved for me. This was a really tough read for me. My stomach hurt a lot and my anger was a big part of this reading experience. Except anytime Flynn was involved and then it was just unbearable pain. He was my saving grace, for pushing through. And while Flynn and Ellie are no Maggie & Clay (because they're too rare a fictional couple and no one could take their place), I still found myself rooting for them in the end. Despite all the shit that happened. So...I'll review later when I get my thoughts in order. (less)
Well, I just read the synopsis; Alice and Tim. This is pretty exciting! I love both characters and I'm so excited!!!! I hope t...moreWhat??? 2015???? *cries*
Well, I just read the synopsis; Alice and Tim. This is pretty exciting! I love both characters and I'm so excited!!!! I hope to God Tim gets his shit together. He needs happiness. And Alice is wonderful...I know she'll help him! Annnnnnnnnnd, since she's Jase's sister this means we GET MORE Jase Garrett!! Woot woot.
But I hate the wait....whaaaaaaaaaa! :(
So excited! I loved My Life Next Door. Now. Is it gonna be more with Jase and Sam? Or other characters? Perhaps one of the siblings? Or Sam's best friend? Hmmmmm, now my mind is going to wander, and wander until I get a blurb. Guh! I need to know! But I can't wait for more, regardless.(less)
Wow. Wow. Wow. I need a moment to get myself together, after spending the last half of the book with a blurred vision. I can't even think straight, my...moreWow. Wow. Wow. I need a moment to get myself together, after spending the last half of the book with a blurred vision. I can't even think straight, my head hurts and I feel like I'm gonna pass out. An unforgettable and emotional journey that I'll always keep close to my heart.
So I just saw this on GR and when I read it was a scene from Dimitri's POV, I wasted no time in reading it. I love, love, love Dimitri Belikov....moreSigh.
So I just saw this on GR and when I read it was a scene from Dimitri's POV, I wasted no time in reading it. I love, love, love Dimitri Belikov. Hardcore. Since book 1. And watching the meeting between him and Rose through his eyes was just perfect!!!! But it also made me sad. But whatever. I loved it! It was too short in my opinion. I was drooling for more. At least we got something from his sexy head though. So I'll just be grateful. Oh how I love thee, Dimitri. (less)
Whoop-di fucking do!!! I love Logan and I'm not even finished with the first book yet. So excited to know there will be another book! Jay is a rocksta...moreWhoop-di fucking do!!! I love Logan and I'm not even finished with the first book yet. So excited to know there will be another book! Jay is a rockstar!!!!! <3