3 to 4 stars. Somewhere in between. Hard for me to decide. I may not be the first to say this, but I'm gonna say it anyway... Maybe, it's just me?
The3 to 4 stars. Somewhere in between. Hard for me to decide. I may not be the first to say this, but I'm gonna say it anyway... Maybe, it's just me?
The first half was good and it was really fun to read! At times it was hilarious and I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed it and I thought it was going to be a 5 star read for me until I reached about 60 or 70 percent of the book and I was frustrated and annoyed with how the story turned out. I felt like I was reading something out of a Fifty Shades book and I kinda skipped and scanned some parts. I just wanted to finish the book so I can move on to the next one, and yet I still wanted to know how the book ended. I don't know, maybe it's just me. I was just a bit disappointed because I loved the first half. I loved the characters and they were so fun to read. I found myself not wanting to put down the book because I was enjoying it. The last couple of chapters were the one to ruin it. Well, Maybe not exactly ruined, but the last couple of chapters were frustrating and I was irritated with Annie. On the otherhand, Ronan is a darling. He is so charming and I really liked him.
Don't let me stop you in reading this book, because maybe it's really just me. I enjoyed it and I appreciate the ending. It was fun to read and eventhough I had issues with some of the scenes, I can say that this book is worth a try. It was good and I enjoyed it....more
I finished one of the best books I've ever read. Definitely a favorite of mine and my top 2017 read so far. So many emotions all at once. How it managI finished one of the best books I've ever read. Definitely a favorite of mine and my top 2017 read so far. So many emotions all at once. How it managed to make me feel everything I wanted to feel from a book was astonishing. It was heartbreaking, heart-pounding, sad and emotional, yet beautiful, fascinating, romantic and magical. It felt raw and real and the words go deep into your heart that you won't have a choice but to endure the pain of the characters as you remember your own. For me, it was a thrilling and heartfelt journey where fear, pain, hope and love were my companions. This book was astounding! I am in-love with this book!
If you have a heart, read it. If you think you don't have one, then read it. If you like romantic story, read this book. If you don't believe in love, please read this book. If you want to feel something or anything, please read this book! I can't recommend it enough. I think this book has something for every one of us. It will make your heart break into a thousand pieces and then it will mend your heart with a permanent ache and I don't think you'll be the same again. It was inspiring, uplifting, and it will move you. We may not like the same book, but in this case, I'm 99 percent sure that you won't get disappointed.
If you would ask me where my heart is right now, I would say it's in Africa with Jack and Rodel and with the other beautiful souls I met along the roads of Africa.
Beautiful. I am astounded.
********************** "WHERE DO STORIES come from? How do they form and flow and find their way into our world?" -Leylah Attar
For me it's kind of magical-- how the stories touch lives including mine. Something you just have to believe even when you don't fully understand. What's important is how these stories made you "feel"....more
Read it within the span of 24 hours. I loved it. I enjoyed it. I wasn't just too thrilled about what happened in the las few chapters... and suddenlyRead it within the span of 24 hours. I loved it. I enjoyed it. I wasn't just too thrilled about what happened in the las few chapters... and suddenly some lines felt cheesy to me. But overall, this book gave me so much angst that I want from a book and I enjoyed reading about Mack and Frankie. Mack is a total package already and I loved his heart more than anything else. He was such a good friend to Frankie and it made me wish that I had a friend like that back in college. Frankie was a strong woman and I loved her for her brains and personality and character. This book made me laugh and smile a lot. It was really good. ...more
DNF. I hate to say this but I was so confused with the characters--emotions and actions. Can't remember the last time I've been so annoyed over a bookDNF. I hate to say this but I was so confused with the characters--emotions and actions. Can't remember the last time I've been so annoyed over a book until this one. I tried. Sorry.
(Full review may or may not be posted in the future.)...more
I really enjoyed this book. So much, that I bought the second book immediately! It wasn't a standalone book so get ready for a cliffhanger ending. FlyI really enjoyed this book. So much, that I bought the second book immediately! It wasn't a standalone book so get ready for a cliffhanger ending. Fly is a bestfriend to lover kind of story and if you enjoy this kind of stuff, you'll definitely love this one. Fast and easy read, fun and sexy too....more
I enjoyed this book and it was a fast read. Angsty and thrilling but I didn't expect the ending. I thought it was a standalone so reading a cliffy endI enjoyed this book and it was a fast read. Angsty and thrilling but I didn't expect the ending. I thought it was a standalone so reading a cliffy ending did not suit well with me. But I liked the book as a whole and I am anticipating the release of the next installment, The Knight. Even with the cliffy ending, this book is good with all the feels that in some way hurts and made me hope for a beautiful HEA....more
Oh wow. This book! The feels! Fallen Crest Series and The Royals fans, you'll gonna lurrrrv this book!
This is my first book by Siobhan Davis and I wasOh wow. This book! The feels! Fallen Crest Series and The Royals fans, you'll gonna lurrrrv this book!
This is my first book by Siobhan Davis and I was thrilled that I got the chance to read it. I was hesitant at first but I'm glad I said yes for the review!
Dysfunctional families, high school drama, uber rich male characters that are top to toe gorgeous and absolute swoon-worthy plus badass female lead who is stubborn and feisty but kind and never backs down. I know you want this story and you wouldn't want to not meet Kyler and the rest of the Kennedys!
Angsty, achingly sexy, and heartbreakingly twisted. The writing is beautiful, I was hooked from the beginning! Maybe I am a part twisted for loving this book, but I think it shows reality and that it is not impossible to happen in real life. You don't choose who you fall for even if you know it's forbidden. I felt sad and heartbroken for these seven guys who needed a good role model in their lives. All of them were looking for attention and love that it made them do stupid things. These guys are all messed up in different ways and you would want to save them. I'm a fan of books that have strong characters especially when it comes to lead roles and the way the story is being told is a big deal for me as well. I am a sucker for beautiful writings and badass heroines. Lucky for me, this book did not disappoint. Faye is a strong main character that I immediately liked. She's witty and sassy, other than being hot and stunning. Kyler is a bad boy with a good heart underneath. You'll gonna love him. There are times that you will want to smack him in the face, other times you will want to comfort him. Faye and Kyler made the mistake of falling in love and now, as if being cousins isn't hell enough for the two of them, their world turned upside down again in the end. Eventhough I kinda want to hate the author for the cliffy ending she threw at my face, I enjoyed the book as a whole.
Finding Kyler is one titillating ride--from the start to the peak and down to the torturous, cliffhanger ending. I couldn't put it down! I loved this book and it's killing me knowing I have to wait for the next book. To me who is an ultimate fan of Tijan's Fallen Crest Series, it was hard not to compare them. I dove into the book knowing that it was being compared to FC and yes, I've seen the resemblance, BUT it's NOT a copy of the series. It's more like The Royals by Erin Watts to me and I really liked that series as well. It is actually a mix of both but with a more serious issue thrown in the mixture. I am not a fan of taboo related books, but having read Finding Kyler made me feel like I am a bit twisted myself because I enjoyed the book as much as I hate to admit it. Yes, it's taboo. Incest. Yet I feel like there is something more to the story than what the author let me believe. A twist of fate isn't impossible in a world full of lies and betrayals, high school and dysfunctional family drama. All throughout the book, I didn't feel comfortable and I don't think you should be comfortable! Things are wrong that even modern society won't approve. Comfort zone? Forget about your comfort zone when you read this book.
Writing a story like Finding Kyler must take guts because writing a book with taboo repelled most readers and they are usually subjected to bad criticism. But I think the author writes without hesitation or fear of being judged at all. It felt to me like she wrote what was necessary for the story to make the readers feel the excitement and the heartbreak at the same time. With a big cliffhanger ending, Dear Author has lots of explaining to do. I can't wait to see how she will turn the wheels of the story. I can't wait to see how she will make everything right for these beautifully broken characters. They need to be saved and I'm agonizing over about how their story will end.
When I read the blurb of the book, I expected a bit differently than what I've actually read, but I definitely enjoyed and loved the story... I felt dWhen I read the blurb of the book, I expected a bit differently than what I've actually read, but I definitely enjoyed and loved the story... I felt different emotions--angst, hate, sadness, hope, betrayal, and the feeling when you think about the could-have-beens. I actually loved it eventhough there were times when I find myself looking for something more from Liam. Other than that, I loved everything else. It was unputdownable and I wish I read it sooner! I highly recommend this book and I will definitely read the rest of the series....more
The moment I read the summary of J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis, I knew it was going to be different. A good kind of different. I was not mistaken.
This boThe moment I read the summary of J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis, I knew it was going to be different. A good kind of different. I was not mistaken.
This book is my favorite among all the Rousseau books. Why? Because it is mixed with Historical Fiction and a bit of mystery. This made it more interesting and as I said, different. J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis was romantic... classic and it was elegantly delivered. The writing was smooth and beautiful just like Katy's other books. I think I can already recognize her books even if she don't put her name on them.
I instantly loved her characters and since I enjoy witty banters, this book did not disappoint. J.C. is a character to be loved. He stole my heart from the beginning. The manwhore who avoided love as much as he can but ended up helplessly falling in love with this small but beautiful woman Lib--- who share the same passion but belongs to a different religion and culture and also engaged to another man. Lib is a strong woman and she is feisty and stubborn and smart and confident and independent yet soft on the inside. She makes a perfect match for J.C. whose character is as strong as her. They make a perfect couple and they are my most favorite in the Blueberry Lane series yet.
I don't exactly look for it, but there are certain words that usually hit me whenever I read a book. It still surprise me everytime because I find it rare and special and when they do hit a spot, the book suddenly feels like home...
“But forever exists. I promise you it does... It’s a choice. It’s a choice to love someone and be faithful to them and do the work. We’re all capable of that.”
"There was a freshness, a newness, an excitement in finding the right person after knowing so many who weren't."
These words are true and I believe them with all my heart. And for a book to be beautiful and unforgettable, it has to have meaning too. For it to have meaning, it should be able to speak to us--probably in many different ways--but it should speak to us and make us remember their words even before you finished the book. For me, that makes this book not only beautiful and romantic but also hopeful and courageous and brave. Because loving isn't easy and this book gives hope to those who are afraid to love and be loved in return. Then there's the magic of destiny and also the truth that we can make them happen.
I loved J.C. and Lib. I loved their story that made them oh so right for each other. Katy has written yet another beautiful love story that will make you feel sexy and will definitely make you swoon!...more