I received an ARC copy of this book for my honest spoiler free review.
I started and finished this book in 1 day. Even with being sick and drugged up II received an ARC copy of this book for my honest spoiler free review.
I started and finished this book in 1 day. Even with being sick and drugged up I couldn’t put it down. Private North begins with August (Auggie) Stonefield getting ready for her Christmas vacation with her family. She is excited to have a “normal” holiday. Unfortunately, her mother has other plans and August finds herself signing up for an internship with her favorite professor, professor North.
The last thing on Auggie’s mind is starting a new relationship but things change.
Private North (Dalton) comes into the story at the very beginning yet we don’t know it yet. He is a town hero but he is full of pain emotionally, mentally and physically. He also holds a lot of regret and anger. He beats himself up for the events that took place while at war.
The chemistry between Auggie and Dalton was sizzling! She can’t help but feel a pull to him. She shows him kindness. She shows him that he is NOT broken but whole and beautiful. Dalton on the other hand is extremely attracted to Auggie and he had no problem saying what is on his mind however, he is afraid to get close should she decide to leave him he would fall back into the void.
It’s a touching story. Dalton’s character was to me realistic from the nightmares to the injury to the fear of being alone. There’s scheming going on behind the scenes with Ethan (youngest son) and the professor however, for me that wasn’t even a factor in this book.
Oh and the sex scenes…. “Tell me what to do.” I kissed his neck. “I want you to forget the pain, all of it,” I whispered. I pushed his long hair behind his ear. “I want you to feel only me, touching you, kissing you.” Oliver wrote them well! They did not overpower the story.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a quick yet satisfying read.
OHHH EMMM GEEE I have been dying to share my review of this book! WOW it was just so damn good.
Two strangers going through the motions of life but not really living. Cassandra’s parents who love her in an odd manner have bread her for nothing less than perfection. Jason had lived a hard life. He is young and selfless but sees pity in the eyes of those who surround him. Two complete opposites going through similar yet different situations, come together and an amazing love story blooms!
“The term ‘away’ comes in many forms and phrases. Get away, stay away, far away, go away, went away and move away but the term that best fits my situation…run away.”
We start off with Cassandra (Cassie) racing to meet up with her best friend Mel; hoping that she can help her find a resolution to a mistake she made. She’s lived a hard life, not because of money but because of her parents who are extremely hard on her and its been an emotional toll on her. On the drive she gets into a really bad car accident then fate steps in, in the form of a humbled good looking man named Jason. Talk about swoon! Jason (Jase) steps in to care for this woman he doesn’t know and when he looks into her eyes all he wants to do is protect her. With Cassie’s car a wreck and no where to go; Jason steps up and offers her shelter his home.
In a short period of time Cassie and Jase find a connection they can’t seem to ignore. They find themselves eager for the next day even going through personal battles.
“People become too reliant on having the world at their fingertips. Enjoying the moment and not knowing what’s going to come next, that’s the real deal, Cassie”
These battles or secrets they have are ones they are not ready to share. And when the circumstances of these secrets were shown to me I was like holly hell!!! I felt like I got slapped. Talk about a turn of events.
So many emotions…sadness, hope, longing, anger, fear, love and grief. All this wrapped up in a bundle of words that left me wanting MORE! B.A Wolfe has some major talent. I felt everything and I may have even teared up a bit! <- – this doesn’t happen!!!!
This story was basically about self discovery. Learning who you are, what you want in life, who you can trust and overall how to open your heart and love with everything you’ve got. The ending was extremely sad but leaves room for that HOPE I mentioned earlier.
I bet you’re wondering “WTH is she talking about? What type of review is this?” Well if you follow my blog you know I will not give you more than I’ve already said. I refused to spoil any book and this is a book you must read and experience everything first hand. This is a book you will devour in a very short time. This is a book that will leave you so torn you will need a few days before starting a new one. BUT it is also a book I think and hope you will LOVE!
Did I give the book the justice it deserved probably not but I hope I intreguied you enough to make you want to purchase this baby!
B.A. Wolfe, I would like to congratulate you on an amazing job on your debut novel. I will definitely be stalking you! ;)
” It was about us, two strangers finding friendship and love in a crazy situation, and in the end, what I ended up with was our story.”...more
I received a copy of this book for my honest spoiler free (I tried my best ;) ) review.
I really enjoyed reading VIP. Life and relationships are not alI received a copy of this book for my honest spoiler free (I tried my best ;) ) review.
I really enjoyed reading VIP. Life and relationships are not always peachy; we are all only human and make mistakes. If you believe yourself to be perfect then more power to you but the reality is, that’s just not true.
It really is hard to express my feelings about this book because it’s 2 different stories that collide and form one. And when I say collide I mean shit hits the fan.
VIP begins with the upbringing of a boy and girl. They live in two different worlds. We have Ysabelle Telle, a child who really had no one looking after her. She lived in the ghetto with a mother who only had her for the welfare check the state provided. A mother who did not care about her or her wellbeing. Ysa ran away from home and ended up in Miami at the young age of 16. Her story broke my heart. Children only want to love and be loved and she received nothing from her mother.
Some of the choices she made were disappointing. BUT again in life we make decisions and whether they are good or bad you learn from the experience. In the end I really liked who Ysa became. I loved that she came to terms with everything she went through and eventually learned to be happy.
Sebastian Vanwell had everything he could ever ask for, a loving family, a best friend Julie (Babygirl) who he ends up marrying. He would do anything for his Babygirl and because of this some of his choices pissed me off! WOW, there were things this man did that had me shocked.
Ysa works for VIP as an escort and while at an event she bumps into Sebastian, literally. And from that moment Sebastian is hooked. But he’s happily married?
The events that take place after they meet though wrong I found to be realistic, Robinson did a wonderful job! No woman wants to be cheated on or be a mistress and most men who find themselves is such a predicament are either greedy bastards or don’t know what they want. Someone always gets hurt but being honest with yourself and everyone involved allows all parties to move on.
I enjoyed the writing style. Robinson really got down deep and I felt that how the plot played out showed that she understands how and why act and react the way they do. The emotions I felt from reading this book was unreal.
I came across this book and jumped at the chance to read it due to all the amazing reviews and recommendations from fellow bloggers. I do not considerI came across this book and jumped at the chance to read it due to all the amazing reviews and recommendations from fellow bloggers. I do not consider myself an emotional person and I am not one to cry but after buying it and hearing how some people responded to it I prepared myself with a box of tissues just in case.
Living Again was OMG such an emotional rollercoaster and though I did get teary eyed there were no waterworks. What can I say, I’m weird that way! ;)
So here’s a bit about the characters…
Kayley Carson’s life was nothing but perfect. Supportive family, cute home, a job she loves, amazing husband and a baby on the way. Who could ask for more? Now this isn’t giving anything away because as it says in the synopsis “Then one day, her life changes forever when she loses her husband in a tragic accident.” <-- This was a tough part to read. WOW the way Collins wrote the devastation Kayley was feeling was that of perfection! I really did feel like I was the one going through the loss. To think that her unborn child will never meet his/her wonderful father was heart shattering! After the accident she goes through the motions of life the best she can but she doesn’t really live. All she can do is try her best to raise little Alexis the best way she can.
Her life once again is about to change, but will she be receptive to these changes and “Live Again?”
On Alexis’ first birthday Kayley finds herself rushing to the same hospital where her husband passed. She and her entire family were scared out of her minds because Alexis has had a seizure. This scene was intense, I was getting palpitations! The fear that Kayley feels jumps off the pages. But Lex turns out to be fine and is kept overnight just for observation.
Then we meet Dr. Ben Nichols… because while in the ER Kaylee never really noticed him she was that freaked out. But once they meet eyes there is no way to deny the instant connection. And the love story beings!!
Living Again was such an amazing story. When you think you’ve met your soul mate and he’s ripped from your life unexpectedly one can’t help to think life is over. But then again there are no guarantee’s in life. As in real life there are so many ups and downs. There are tears of heartache and tears of joy. There are moments of doubt and moments of certainty.
This is where I stop with the details. In my opinion this is a must read love story and if I keep writing I’m going to give it all away! L.L. Collins congratulations on such an amazing debut novel!! I cannot wait to see what comes next!
This part of the book description drew me in! I just “I am weak.
I am lonely.
I am a slut.
I am strong.
I am Dominant.
I am independent.
I am Seven James.”
This part of the book description drew me in! I just had to get it and let me tell you I finished it in 2 sittings. Even with some minor errors I couldn’t put it down.
Seven James had a rough childhood having hippie nomads for parents. She was a mistake and her parents and brother made sure she knew it. Taking charge of her life she went to college and became a BAD ASS in the corporate world. Not only does she dominate in a boardroom but she dominates in her bedroom as well. This 27 year-old took the world by the balls!!!
After being dumped by her college boyfriend Daniel, Seven never let anyone in again. She built walls that no one could penetrate. That is until she met Levi Parker. Seven and Levi have a connection that she is not prepared for. Lines have been crossed and she finds her walls shattering all around her.
“Something about Levi just breaks me; I can’t hide the slightest thing from him. He is my kryptonite, and it sucks balls.”
Ok now lets talk about the sex scenes…ummm there are no words to describe how I feel about what I read. I’m no prude but I normally stick with the MF and Hers had it ALL! And I will say that it was all written in a manner that was NOT uncomfortable, so props to Robertson! So if you did catch on yet Hers has MF, FMF, MFM scenes.
The writing style was easy to follow. The character development was written well. The story line was relatable and I’m sure there are some people out there in the world that would put "Sinners and Swingers" club members to shame. Overall I would say this is not your typical Dom/Sub book. Seven is an extremely vulnerable person and this story is about her coming to terms with the fact that someone can and does love her for who she is. Someone can appreciate everything about her even her extravagant sexual appetite.
I would recommend this book…I would also be interested in what you all thought about it. I found this review extremely hard to put into words.
I am not even sure how to start this review! To say I liked Rose of Thorne is a MAJOR understatement! I don’t think any words I put together will do iI am not even sure how to start this review! To say I liked Rose of Thorne is a MAJOR understatement! I don’t think any words I put together will do it justice but I will try my best. :/ I will say that as debut novels go I am rather impressed.
Mia Michelle jumps right in with a tragic accident that left my heart sore. What should have been a joyous occasion turned into horror. This scene was imprinted into my brain for the entire book. How would you overcome the death of your parent’s at such a young age? Well, Skylar Rose only just turned 16, she is a selfless young lady. She gives up her dream to be a dancer to care for her little sister as she is all she really has left in the world.
Skylar has been through so much in her young life. She was dealt a bad deck of cards. She works hard (double shifts at a cafe) to provide as much as she can for Sophie her not so little anymore sister.
Sebastian Thorne is HOT, he is rich and a tortured soul. He is plagued by nightmares of the tragic accident, her beautiful eyes haunt him. Now 7 years later he can’t help but want to know what has come of this “beautiful girl’s” life.
Their worlds collide. The instant connection they feel for each other filled me with hope that possibly they would be able to over come the past and all the secrets. As Mia Michelle said “But what do you do when the person who gave you back your life, was the very one that took it from you in the first place?”
I enjoyed the fact that this book was not only written in Skylar’s POV but also in Sebastian’s. It allowed me to feel all the pain, torture, longing and love right along with them. Did I mind the cliffhanger? Honestly, no I didn’t. Why do you ask? Well because this book had me on edge and seriously I needed a little break! I am excited to find out what happens and will be as patient as possible until I get my hands on book 2!
Love Renewed was such an endearingI received an ARC copy for my honest spoiler free review in behalf of Everything Marie (http://everythingmarie.com)
Love Renewed was such an endearing story! The story starts of with a huge misunderstanding and extreme heartache. Trevin Green is caught up in a situation that makes him look beyond guilty. And the judge, Charlotte Reylin, doesn’t want to hear any excuses. With her heart broken to pieces she runs from town with her best friend Jack, not looking back or questioning what her eyes have witnessed. Allowing her anger to lead her into a life away from the man she loves.
Life goes on Charlotte marries and has a son. 10 years pass before Charlotte finds herself back home. Living in such a small town made it inevitable that she would see Trevin once again though she wasn’t really prepared for that day to come.
Trevin is every woman’s dream! He is sexy, sweet and not overbearing. He has not been able to move on past Charlotte. Hoping that one day she would return and when she does, he vows to do anything to win her back.
Love Renewed is journey of struggle, self discovery and forgiveness. The battle will be hard but the journey will be worth it. I just love C.S. Janey’s writing style. The character development was well written. Janey divulged just enough information to keep you wanting more.
You will fall in love with Charlotte, Trevin and adorable little Douglas. You will laugh and you may even cry. Your heart will break a little then mend itself.
Love Renewed is definitely a journey worth traveling, I would absolutely recommend it!
“It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better.” – Ella Maillart
Atancia was a unique story and I really enjoyed it. We are introduced to the world of the Durand, beings who have been cohabitating with humans but whAtancia was a unique story and I really enjoyed it. We are introduced to the world of the Durand, beings who have been cohabitating with humans but who have special powers. Atancia (Atty) Clark is a Durand though she knows it not. She doesn’t know anything about her family history as her mother left her when she was just a child for her own protection. What does she need to be protected from? Well you’ll just have to read it to get the full details! ;)
Atty is shy private girl but her life will change drastically when Ben walks into her life. Finding out about her mother and who she really is Atty’s main goal but with her adopted grandmother, Nana falling ill, she runs away and tries to put it all behind her. Atty’s has many questions but she never really gets answers. The only person she can talk freely to is Matt, Ben’s younger brother. However, she feel’s guilty for trusting in him and not the man she loves.
For a debut novel I must give major props to Wren Figueiro. Atancia is filled with so many emotions that keep you turning the page. It has mystery, grief, sorrow, love, many twists and most of all, the unknown. In my opinion Atancia is a story of self discovery, a story of how someone learns to trust their instincts. It’s a hard road to take especially if with all your heart you want to believe the people who claim to care about you.
“Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.” ― Gerard Way
This looks like a promising series and I am excited to find out what happens next!
I really loved this story. I started reading this book and I couldn’t put it down. I started to read itWonderful...review coming soon!
I really loved this story. I started reading this book and I couldn’t put it down. I started to read it around 12am one night and next thing I knew it was 2AM and I was 77% done!
In a Heartbeat starts off with Eaven and Ivy, they are college students off to live it up on their own. Both girls are bright, one more carefree than the other. Eaven is the level-headed one but her life changes when she lays eyes on Talon Walker, the walls she put up are about to come crumbling down.
Talon Walker is a HOT drummer of the band ‘Rebel Walking’. He has a twin brother Taron, who is also in the band (lead singer). These two are complete opposites. Where Talon is sweet, Taron is just plain old bad! After a tragedy in his past, Talon shut himself down seeking solace through the beats of his drums. But when he lays his eyes on Eaven he can’t help his intrigue. She is beautiful and carries herself well, even thru the red cheeks she always seems to get! :)
This book was written in both Eaven and Talon’s POV’s and Storm wrote it well. That is not easy to do! For me going through each scene from the different views made it that more engaging. I loved that I could feel what each of them were experiencing and how different yet similar they were.
In a Heartbeat is a story of love. It’s a story of selflessness and the path one takes to overcome hardship. A story that expresses the fact that once should not allow a horrible past to overcome our lives but to push forward and be happy!
I was provided an ARC copy of this book for my honest spoiler free opinion.
The Destined Series is sLove it! Review coming soon... :)
I was provided an ARC copy of this book for my honest spoiler free opinion.
The Destined Series is so far on the top of my MUST read list! Ashley Suzanne has done an amazing job first with Mirage and now with Inception. If you haven’t read my review for Mirage I will recap it for you…
Mirage was one of the bestest roller-coaster rides I’ve ever ridden! It is a story filled with love, heartache, grief and so much more. In Mirage we are given a story through Mira’s POV. There is a twist you will not expect and that twist RUINED me beyond measure. And I say ruined in a good way. I fell in love with these characters (mainly Skylar ;) ) and the story Ashley Suzanne has given us.
Inception is the prequel to Mirage but should be read after. This novella is written in Danny’s POV. We are taken back to the beginning, to a time before the boys met the girls. We are shown how deep Danny and Skylar’s friendship/brotherhood really is. Though Mirage was an amazing book Inception make’s it that much better filling that gaps with more details.
And as I mentioned before I just LOVE Skylar and Inception sealed the deal for me! This badass hottie has me won over!!! He will forever be on my top book boyfriend list. LOL
I came across this book a few times and to be honest I wasn’t going to read it. The comparison to Fifty Shades of Gray turned me completely off sinceI came across this book a few times and to be honest I wasn’t going to read it. The comparison to Fifty Shades of Gray turned me completely off since I didn’t really care for them. There was nothing in the blurb that made me feel I had to read this book however, for a limited time XOXO After Dark had If I Were You available to read for free so I said WTH why not, I mean I’ve read other books by Jones and I love the way she writes besides I like to give everyone a fair chance. So even with my reluctance I started reading with an open mind. Right from the start I was intrigued and when I got to the end I was far from disappointed.
I can see the link between If I Were You and Fifty Shades of Grey though I think this one was executed better. Though Fifty was meant to be an erotic love story, I felt there was more repetition and lack of feeling. If I Were You was different. Jones made these characters captivating and she doesn’t fill the pages with emotionless sex. Boy was there emotions…
So let’s meet the characters:
Rebecca is the author of the erotic journals. She is an art saleswoman who worked for Allure Art Gallery and who is now MIA.
Sara is a high school English teacher. She lives a simple life. Her true passion is Art and she is some what of an expert. She gets her hands on the journals and intrigue gets the best of her. Some of the things she reads make her concerned for Rebecca. Sara has this eerie feeling that something bad has happened to her. So Sara flips her life upside down when she decides she needs to find out what happened to her. Sara lands a job at the art gallery taking over Rebecca’s position. The more she finds out about this woman the stranger things get.
Mark is the boss/owner of Allure Art Gallery. He is rich and handsome. He is all about money and control. He is beyond mysterious and a little creepy.
Chris is YUMMY! Chris is a famous artist. He’s rich, he’s mysterious and he gorgeous. His wealth doesn’t overpower him. He has possessive nature to him but it’s nothing to the Grey extreme. He has a big secret, can you guess what it is?
LOL I’m not going to tell you!!!
I love the story. I loved the connection that Chris and Sara have. They have so much in common. I thought Jones revealed their history at just the right moments. And you can see how good she is for him. That he was trying to be better than he thinks he is; someone worthy of being with her. I must admit I did find myself wondering if he was the man from Rebecca’s journal but I won’t know until I read the rest of this trilogy because you guessed it MAJOR CLIFFHANGER!
M.P Ness starts off White Leaves with a BANG, literally! Our main character, Shannon Hunter, is a member of an eco-terrorist organization called E.L.FM.P Ness starts off White Leaves with a BANG, literally! Our main character, Shannon Hunter, is a member of an eco-terrorist organization called E.L.F (Earth Liberation Front). While on a mission of protest she somehow inadvertently gets mixed up with Elves. There are explosions, people get shot and some even disappear!
White Leaves is set in a time like our full of technology but also filled with myth. The mythology is tied in from different cultures. From the Chinese philosophy Ying and Yang to the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic teachings of the Archangel Michael and the main myth this book is focused on is that of the Tree of Life. In the world of White Leaves nothing is at is seems.
The characters were well developed and not without flaws. They were believable. The dialog was also very good even if I did have to check the glossary in the back every so often. ;) Ness' descriptions of the settings and the battles were captivating and I had no trouble imagining any of it. I especially liked that is the midst of all the chaos the connection between Shannon and Deh gave me the reader hope. Hope that good would prevail in the end.
Overall, White Leave is truly a unique story; it is like no other Fae story I’ve read. I believe we will see many great things writings by Ness in the future.
If you enjoy fantasy and adventure this is a book for you!
So first I want to send out a huge congratulation’s to Mr. Jonathan Patrick for an awesome debut novel.
The second thing I have to say about “CheckmateSo first I want to send out a huge congratulation’s to Mr. Jonathan Patrick for an awesome debut novel.
The second thing I have to say about “Checkmate” is …WOW! There is just so much going on in the story and I don’t mean that in a bad way! While reading, there was never a moment where I felt I needed to step away. Well that’s not entirely true because I got really sick and HAD to step away for 4 days! ;) Horrible I know, had I been 100% healthy I would have finished this book in 2 sittings.
So let’s get on with it…the journey begins with Patrick’s introduction of the wide amount of characters involved in the huge scheme again the US post sequester. Patrick clearly either did his research or knows what he’s talking about from experience. I will be honest, even if he didn’t know anything about what he wrote; it wouldn’t matter because I could visualize/imagine every word. As someone who does not know anything about boats, submarines, weapons, nautical anything or government/military anything, I feel I am way more knowledgeable now. :)
I have in the past voiced my concerns when authors write novels from the perspectives of different characters point of views. And in “Checkmate,” Patrick did just that. Thank the heavens they were all written exceptionally well. I loved how Patrick was even able to show us that even the bad guys have “lives,” they have families and possibly do the things they do, not because they choose to, but because they are forced to by the true villain.
I also loved that in the midst of all the madness and chaos he made me laugh and smile. I must say, my favorite characters were Mitch and Jewels. To me they symbolized hope.
So in true Entirely Books form, I will not spoil this amazing story for you however, I do highly recommend it to anyone who likes suspenseful roller-coaster rides this book is definitely for you!
I am not one to read historical fiction but for some reason Little Joe caught my eye. The cover was inviting and the synopsis wasn’t bad, so I said whI am not one to read historical fiction but for some reason Little Joe caught my eye. The cover was inviting and the synopsis wasn’t bad, so I said what the heck and I gave it a try. I wasn’t completely disappointed as the book was good but it was also missing something.
This story is about a little boy names Joe he lives with his grandparents in Tennessee in the era of WWII. How he came to live with them was so terribly sad. And that’s what Glasscock hits us with first, tragedy. This 9 year old boy lost his parents in a car accident and I felt nothing from the words I was reading, I was sad because I’m a human being.
This kid has to move to a new town and start all over and that happens from one day to the next. He was not allotted time to grieve. His grandparent though you can tell loved him were extremely strict and old fashioned. And though they like Joe lost someone, I didn’t feel any emotion from them either. This was hard to understand.
The good part of this story is the relationship Little Joe has with his two friends Sugar and Bobby. Those kids got themselves in to some situation and I found myself laughing.
In the end you know that the grandparents love him and meant well… they just have a different way of showing it.