Love-Love-Freaking-Loved it! I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Right off the bat it grabbed me and held on tight all the way through to the end.
I run thrLove-Love-Freaking-Loved it! I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Right off the bat it grabbed me and held on tight all the way through to the end.
I run through a mental list of my power-woman qualities. Bad ass attitude? Check. Woman who knows that her designs rock? Check. Confidence at the moment? Needs improving.
The beginning began and by the second page I was teary. Erin'slife at only 16 had just been shaken up in the very worst way. She lost her best friend, sister and life accomplice. Fast forward 5 years and she's a fashion designer in Milan who avoids relationships like the plague, has a phony yoga therapist person and stumbles through life the best she can while protecting her heart.
I walk through my door and let all of the pretense, aka Miss Control USA, go flying out the window. I hop right up in the middle of my living room floor and start doing my hot damn dance.
Enter smokin hot, dayum fine Alek. The half Russian, half American swinging Maestro. He's so fine he causes an asthma attack. LOL! Their meetings do not go as planned and he can't put her out of his mind and vows to get to know her better. Boy oh boy, he's got his work cut out for him with this hilarious, talented, feisty, sarcastic & stubborn young woman who promised herself never to allow another person onto her heart.
I'm proud of myself. I did something I've never done with a woman before. I played the gentleman card, something a nice guy would do, something that's foreign to me. I even handed over my jacket to cover her body. ~ ummm, that was after he knocked her over, she lost her robe and he got a good look at her gumdrops! Hahaha
There is so much to love about this book. The dual pov's, the chemistry oozing from the pages, the costume & production details, the mother inquisition, Reckless & Righteous, Adriana & Luca, the Rose-Dewitt from Titanic scenes, and oh the logo painting (!!!!!!!) & sexy times. Oh baby. I need a fan. Or something... Ms Leigh can write good, nay, great sex. Phwoarrrrrrrrr. Rawwrrrrrrrr.
"Let me kiss you, Ms Angelo. I want to give you a tiny hint of what we can be together," he mutters and lowers his lips to my neck before I can say anything. "I told you, I don't do the kissing on the lips thing so well," I answer, my breaths increasing. "You have two sets of lips, yes?" He whispers in my ear, the heat of his breath firing through me. The thought behind his words making me wet at once. ~ HOT DAMNNNNNNNNN
Both Erin & Alek are both very broken in different ways and have major skeletons in their closets that we know will make for bumpy sailing, but Ms Leigh is so perfectly subtle about it, that you can't peel your imagination away from the beautiful, complex relationships unfolding to worry about the impending revelations.
"Do you enjoy sex, Erin? If not, then you shouldn't be trying to snag my son. It'll never last."
I think I'll just lay down, die and get this batshit insane moment over with now.
...Somehow, I find my voice in all this craziness. "Yes I-I enjoy sex very much. It's a favorite past time of mine, actually. Do you enjoy sex, Signora Dostov?" I have no idea at what point and time in my life had I grown such large balls.
I laughed more times than I could count. And I cried. Boy did I ever. The past is a bitch and even though they didn't want to share their secrets and just stick to an arrangement between 2 horny people, the past has a way of coming back, haunting you and shoving your worst nightmares down your throat.
"Don't you know by now, that I'd die without you?
I devoured each page, watching each of the characters evolve and let down their walls bit by bit, but I still have so many questions left unanswered, I'm hoping there's more to come. Surely? Well done Ms Leigh, this book is joint my 6 stars shelf!
He reaches out for me. I run to him. Yeah, yeah, I'm super horny in this dream. That's what happens when you read romance novels and draw pictures of sexy Maestros before you go to sleep. ~ Ahhhhh so it's the romance novels that lead to hot dream sex. Thanks for the tip Erin :)...more
Firstly let me tell you, when I saw this cover I was drooling. Simply gorgeous. I want to marry it, and have its babies.
I have heard amazing things abFirstly let me tell you, when I saw this cover I was drooling. Simply gorgeous. I want to marry it, and have its babies.
I have heard amazing things about Ms Crane’s books but finally got a spare moment and just had to read this immediately. It starts off with a bang! Seventeen year old Lauren is having a BAD day! Everything that can go wrong, does. *giggle* We have all felt like that! That first chapter just pulled me in. I needed to know more about Tristan, this boyfriend that completed her and had her so distracted everything else paled in comparison. Rut-roh. Tristan sucks hairy balls and is becoming more of a controlling bully every day. I hated him from the first minute. I wanted to get to know these lifelong friends Lauren cares so much about and forget all about scumbag bully boyfriend, and low and behold, I found myself kicking back eating and having slumber parties and remembering the good ol days with the girls.
The gang appears to have gone through so much in the ‘Keegans Chronicles’ series and also the spin off ‘Anna’ that they work as a well oiled machine. Loyalty is thick, and friendship is forever. This was so evident here. The concern for each other jumped off the page. Ms Crane made me feel I was part of the gang and I could feel my surroundings and the emotions going through Laurens mind as things were quickly spinning out of control. Tristan couldn’t be using her. Could he? He loved her. Everything was perfect. She was just busy, wasn’t she? She didn’t need her friends, did she? She had Tristan. Her electrical telekinetic magick was embarrassingly lame, wasn’t it? What could she ever do with it?
I was attached to my kindle shouting at Lauren at times, and grinning and giggling at others. It takes a wonderful author to get me so worked up about a character that I physically want to harm her in a spot or 2. I read this in one sitting because I just had to know if Lauren was going to take off her rose colored glasses and what her reaction would be once she did. Whoa! I wasn’t disappointed. She was one feisty chickadee. There was no way she was going down without a fight.
If you are looking for a wonderful read with characters you will simultaneously love and hate, friendships that will make you smile, and may get you rooting for revenge, you must check this book out. I am off to read Keegan’s Chronicles so I can learn more about this world that has witches, weres and faeries plus so much more to love. Well done Ms Crane......more
I'm not a stranger the the awesomeness that is Ms Savage. Her Empath trilogy blew me away. It's up in my favorites, so I was expecting big things! I'mI'm not a stranger the the awesomeness that is Ms Savage. Her Empath trilogy blew me away. It's up in my favorites, so I was expecting big things! I'm pleased to say, she more than delivered!
Second Sight brings you Becca, a young military woman that has the 'second sight'. She dreams in premonitions. She is always flying under the radar in everything so to not draw attention to herself. Relationships are scarce due to her dreams and family relations are strained. One night on her run things start to change she sees things she only thought existed in novels and movies.
Enter Captain Yummy (as dubbed by my bestie) - Michael Rossi. His presence calms her. Puts her at peace. Vampire. Rawrrrrrr. But is he everything he seems? Things are slipping out of control. There are questions she wants answered. She hates him, doesn't she? She is just as tough as the rest. She has proved herself worthy of new position as Captain and deserves to be treated as such. This unlikely pair will have to work together to protect humans and vampires alike.
This book has everything! Snarky tuff chick, Vampires, weres, men in uniform, sexy times, family drama, betrayal, friendship and creepy as hell internal and external villains. You will totally get that statement once you meet the disturbingly wacked out Admiral...
You think you know what will happen, then *bang* you get thrown off and have to re-group and go again. Ms Savage has entered the world of Adult Paranormal Romance and she has done it with a bang people. What are you waiting for?! This needs to be added to your list and bumped to the top!
I am anxiously awaiting book 2 and more sexy ass kicking times, for Becca & Michael. Kudos to you Ms Savage. I suggest you type faster :D