I loved Jonquils for Jax. I really liked Marry Me Mad! Both books are part of The Rousseau Series but both can be read as standalone. These two books aI loved Jonquils for Jax. I really liked Marry Me Mad! Both books are part of The Rousseau Series but both can be read as standalone. These two books are beautiful in different kind of way that readers will surely enjoy. While Jonquils for Jax is enchantingly sweet, Marry Me Mad is delictably hot. Forget the sweetness of Jonquils for Jax for a while because this book is more spice than sweetness and Katy delivered them well. And oh my gosh. CORT. The banters between him and Mad brought a lot of smiles on my face. I was surprised most of the times because I kinda found myself smiling more times than I can count. And if you want a sexy read with humor and wit, you won't be disappointed. My favorite is the harp scene. You got to read the book to find out. It's one of the hottest scene I've ever read in a romance books. Katy leveled up the hotness and I bet most of the readers will love it!
In Marry Me Mad, I instantly fell in love with Cort. Knowing he's an Ambler who are known to be the blacksheep of the Blueberry Lane, added more allure to the personality of this thoughtful, beautiful, and talented soul. Here is a tattooed man who plays piano and harp and has the kindest and the softest of hearts.
Madeleine Rousseau or Mad for short, is Jax's twin sister. If you already read Jonquils for Jax, then you know that Jax is the sassy one, the socialite twin, the popular award winning producer in Hollywood and the opposite of Mad. Mad is a librarian, the gentle, sweet and pristine Rousseau sister. But underneath her proper clothes and elegant pearls is a wild woman waiting to be unleashed.
I had a glimpse of Mad and Cort in Jonquils for Jax but I didn't see the real Mad until this book. I know she was the sweet sister... the one who always there for you when you need someone to talk to. She's the listener who lives in the shadow of Jax, but deep inside she has sass and spice which made Cort love her more.
I think that one of the highlights for me while reading this book is when I realized that many of us can actually relate to Mad. There is always something inside of us, no matter what our exteriors show to everyone else, that is hidden and waiting to be free. I kinda envy Mad for having Cort--passionate and loving and who knows the real her, appreciate her and embrace her wholly. I fall for Cort as well, more and more throughout the story.
Marry Me Mad is like a second chance kind of book for me since Cort and Mad have loved each other since they were little but never had their chance until they meet after ten years or so. It is a story about two soulmates who are destined to love each other, but they needed time to grow separately and learn how to fight for true love and their happiness. It shows that some childhood feelings that is kept hidden through the years, when watered, sometimes makes the best kind of love. It can be a beautiful fairytale. Mad and Cort have that kind of fairytale.
Though I still love Jonquils for Jax better than Marry Me Mad, this book is all love. For a girl who is a sucker for Happily-Ever-After, Katy Regnery's books is always a go to. I think this is her forte. She always give beautiful endings. It's like a sweet escape from all the ugliness in life and it makes you believe that fairytales can still do happen.
Will I recommend this book? YES. Will I still read the next story? So freaking YES. Now, I am looking forward to J.C.'s story!...more
"Close your eyes, there's nothing to see out here."
When I finished this book, I wanted to shout to the world what an amazing book Punk 57 is. Really,"Close your eyes, there's nothing to see out here."
When I finished this book, I wanted to shout to the world what an amazing book Punk 57 is. Really, what did I just read? It was totally an intense experience and I loved every single moment of it. I couldn't even wrap up the feelings I have for this book and it's crazy... beautiful and crazy. You see, I still think about it all the time! It has my heart from the beginning up to the last page and I still cannot let go. I thought Bully will forever be my most favorite Pen Douglas' book but I was wrong. I thought I fell hard for Bully, but it seems like I really haven't hit the ground yet. Until Punk 57.
Ryen is not the typical heroine that we usually root for, and Misha isn't the guy I thought he was. He is something else... something more. I fell in love with these characters and I didn't even need a lot of convincing. Misha stole my heart and he held it. Held it and totally wrapped his hands around it. I dived blind and fast into this book and I was completely blown away (and I recommend that you do the same!). It's far from what I thought I knew and expected, and nothing like I've read before. It was surprisingly a bit dark, edgy, and sexy to the point that it's almost illegal. I loved the twist and turns of the story and those surprises along the way pushed me to sit straighter on the bed. I think I had thrown a few bad words in the wind as well (sh*t). It was very angsty and gritty that I wanted to punch the other characters' faces from this book. I don't want to say anything more than the necessary rambling because I don't want to spoil the book for those who want to read it and enjoy it to the fullest. Just let me say that I loved this book so much! There are only two books so far that top my reads this year. Absolutely one of these is Punk 57. I don't read fast... but this book was so hard to put down. If you read and enjoyed anything by Penelope Douglas, I bet you'll gonna love this book as much or probably more than you love the other books. Yes, I think it's dark... and it's sexy and angsty.. more than that it is also sad and heartbreaking. But above all these, I think this book is powerful--it will touch people and most probably change a few hearts.
This book is marked as the Best Romance of the Month in Goodreads and it hasn't even released yet. This has to mean something good and also one more reason to read it. I looove this book so hard, definitely 5 stars! I would give it a 10 if it's allowed.
There are books that we read and we hold close to us, and there are books that do the opposite and hold us--those kind that helps us keep going and reminds us why we shouldn't give up reading. Punk 57 is that kind of book for me... the kind that holds my heart.
"You kissed my hair while sticking me in the heart. But your house will break before I fall apart."...more
The moment I stepped into the world that Katy Regnery created, I was instantly transported to the beauty and warmth of it. I always find her stories tThe moment I stepped into the world that Katy Regnery created, I was instantly transported to the beauty and warmth of it. I always find her stories tender and heartwarming.
After We Break is a romantic story about Violet and Zach. Violet was a free-spirited girl who loves poetry and made Zach felt alive. Zach was an awkward, quiet guy who brought out the best in her. His music inspired her to write beautiful poetry and her poems inspired Zach to be the best in his music. But in one warm perfect day, something happened and everything changed. They lost each other for 9 years since that day, until fate brought them together again at Deep Haven.
I loved Z. I loved the little boy who hadn’t known love. I loved the awkward teenager who was told he was loved but didn’t know what to do about it. Most especially I loved the man who will do everything to love and be loved again in return. And while Violet found it too difficult to say the words he long to hear, it seemed to be easy for Zach to show his feelings for her (I wanted to smack her head a couple of times by the way!).
I didn’t know how to express my feelings about this book in the exact way it made me feel. I searched the right word for the word “kilig” (it’s a Filipino word used to describe a feeling of romantic excitement). I googled but there is no english word that equally give the same weight or meaning. So I’m going to use this word for the first time in years being a book reviewer. For those non-Filipino readers who are not familiar with the word, I even copy here the meaning of “kilig” taken from the article I read that also corresponds to what Oxford Dictionary says:
Kilig, when used as an adjective, refers to what a person feels when exhilarated by an exciting or romantic experience; thrilled, elated, gratified. When used as a noun, kilig means exhilaration or elation caused by an exciting or romantic experience; an instance of this, a thrill.
This book. This book made me kilig, but not the kind that made me shout or giggle loudly. It was the kind that tugs at your heart, something that you can feel up to the bones and make you happy while at the same time you feel a dull ache in your heart. The kilig kind that makes you secretly smile because you know and feel something that only you can understand.
I was surprised to see that this book has gotten reviews that is less than what it truly deserve. After We Break is a beautiful story and the words flow smoothly and effortlessly. This book is definitely one of Katy’s bests.
This is a story of heartbreak, mistakes, regrets, and how love can make it right again. Most of all it’s a story of unexpected friendship that turned into something more and real but somehow needs to be tested by years of separation and longing. I watched how these two people love each other but somehow find it so desperately hard to be together. I listened to the song “Morning Has Broken” over and over again while reading this book, replaying the scenes in my head. Until now, I still feel the ache in my chest whenever I hear the song. The story still tugs at my heartstrings. I loved Vile and Z and their love story. It can make you believe in second chances and in the reality that sometimes you just can’t un-love a person. Sometimes there is no such thing as “I will love you until I don’t anymore,” because sometimes you just can’t really stop....more