I just gave this book 4 stars because of Jordan, because if not, I would give it 3. That guys is something I can't even describe. But the story per se...moreI just gave this book 4 stars because of Jordan, because if not, I would give it 3. That guys is something I can't even describe. But the story per se... I don't know... it was just kind of silly sometimes. All this Greek system was just too much. I'm not from US, but I can't believe that things like that could actually happen, not with that intensity at least. Like I said, it was just too much. And althouth Maysie had her good moments, she was so ridiculuos sometimes. I really rolled my eyes a lot. But I have to give it to Walters, because she did created an amazing guy. A 5 stars guy.(less)
This is exactly the kind of book that I like. I mean, there isn’t so much drama for the sake of drama. They are dealing with real life issues and not...moreThis is exactly the kind of book that I like. I mean, there isn’t so much drama for the sake of drama. They are dealing with real life issues and not silly things thrown in their paths to make it hard to get to together.. And also we have two people with heavy issues but at the same time this wasn’t that kind of book over dramatic that I’ve been reading lately. Maybe that’s because the characters are older and not emo teenagers or maybe not… I don’t really know. I just really enjoyed this story.
And to be honest I wasn’t expecting to like these characters this much. WOW! What was Caden?! He took my breath away sometimes. And Lauren… I don’t know, but she made it so easy to like and relate to her. Although, she obviously has her flaws. like being too stubborn and always in need to be in control of every situation and never letting go easily. She was someone I could admire. But the things is, she has her reasons to be the way she is. Lauren and Caden are both damage, and I still don’t know who had the worst life, it was really awful, but although Lauren has a lot of fears, she doesn’t let them dictate her life, what doesn’t really happen with Caden. She’s more stronger, I think. This was a roller coaster of emotions, that kind of book that both characters are very much attracted to each other but doesn’t want anything serious because of who they are and thinks they can have a relationship based on sex without getting attached to each other and then losing the control of their emotions. We have read books like that right?! I know! I did, but there’s something special about this one. I don’t know if that’s because of the characters, or the way the author wrote this, but the thing is Kolee made me feel everything they were feeling, all that excitement of the first love and all that pain. I was in deep with them, I couldn’t stop reading for a minute, not even to sleep. I have also read “Love Left Behind” and that was another book Kolee wrote that I loved, but I had a few issues with that one, but not this “Fated”. It’s like she really wanted to improve and make this one better. I really love that end.
So, I really recommend this book, it was one of my favorites of 2012. It’s definitely a must read. (less)
Okay, if you haven’t read this book yet, go buy it now, because you’ll not regret this, at least for me this was one of the best books of the year. Do...moreOkay, if you haven’t read this book yet, go buy it now, because you’ll not regret this, at least for me this was one of the best books of the year. Do you know when you read a book and you feel like it taught you a lot of things? This wasn’t just about love, it was about life in general, enjoying it to the fullest as if there is no tomorrow, learning about yourself, experiences, friendship, faith, hope, forgiveness.
The Edge of Never was a powerful, beautiful and an emotional roller coaster journey with lots of good and sad moments. Yeah there is a lot of drama and angst here, prepare yourself for lots and lots of tears. You’ll be mesmerized for these characters, they were so broken but at the same time so full of life. Andrew was one of the best male characters I’ve ever read, and I don’t know if that’s because of his free soul and sweetness or if it’s because we are so alike. But he really gave me a lot to think about and I felt a very strong connection with him. And Camrym was like a caged bird who just wanted to spread her wings and fly. They never wanted an ordinary life; just do whatever they wanted to do.
I was drawn to them, like I was experiencing everything for the first time with them. And it felt so good. Of course that at the same time I was scared because I knew at some point something really bad was going to happen and I wasn’t ready at all. You don’t know what will happen, but the author gives you tips about what is it… and let me tell you, that’s why I was scared shitless. The whole story was phenomenal, but the end just blew my mind. The epilogue was amazing, that’s when I took a deep breath and smiled like a fool.
I highly recommend this book to all ages, because it doesn’t really matter your age, this book will still teach you a lot. So do yourself a favor and go buy this book now! (less)
Disastrous was a very good read. I strongly recommend this novel to "mature" young adults. If you are in the mood for a story full of drama, twists, g...moreDisastrous was a very good read. I strongly recommend this novel to "mature" young adults. If you are in the mood for a story full of drama, twists, good characters and well written novel, than this is a good option. Personally I love a lot of drama, and this book had the right amount of it to satisfy me. So I was hooked since the first pages. This story is told from Mia’s POV and I can tell that her head is a nice place to be. I liked her. She’s a strong and beautiful young woman, has some issues but then again who doesn’t, right?! It wasn’t something unusual. I had a good connection with her, actually not just her, but the hero is also great. He killed me sometimes, but I liked him very much. I was totally invested in Mia and Marcus romance. I’m not gonna lie, when the end came I was like “What! This is it?!” Then I realized there’s going to be a sequel and I was okay with that, still I hoped for more. But at least the author ended this book, there wasn’t any cliffhangers, although she gave us a taste of what is coming up in the epilogue and it was enough to live me hanging and anxious for the next book. (less)
Are you a fan of those emotional roller coasters books full of drama and misunderstandings?! Well that’s the one. Such a fun ride. This book had every...moreAre you a fan of those emotional roller coasters books full of drama and misunderstandings?! Well that’s the one. Such a fun ride. This book had everything I was looking for: conflicted characters, angst, mistakes, second chances, mind-blowing romance and let’s not forget the steamy scenes, oh so steamy, love left behind was smoking hot! Lots of chemistry, lust, passion, and animalistic sex. ;) Oh cold shower, please!
This book is divided into two parts. The first we see the rise of this beautiful, sweet and powerful love story. Then, as always things get in the middle and everything falls apart. Five years later we get in the second part.
Jacksnon! Oh Jackson! This is the perfect hero. The kind of guy that definitely doesn’t exist. There were things he did and things he said that was so unreal but oh so good. It’s good to dream, right?! Well that’s why we read. So, see? This guy is a gift! For the most part of the book I was fanning myself. He’s the kind of guy that makes you fell the most especial woman in the world, you’re the only one who exists and there’s nobody else. I usually don’t buy those kind of things, it’s so unreal, I don’t like perfect characters, but in this book, it felt so right that I just went with it. Emma… she’s a likable character, the average kind of girl. You feel connected with her. This book was from her POV, so things felt more real, that’s why we didn’t get to see what’s happening.
So, twenty five years old Emma, is tired to feel the predictable and boring Emma Mills, who had her life all mapped out before her. She wants to free herself and live other experiences without having to predict her future. That’s why she calls of her wedding with the also predictable and boring Shane, her boyfriend since she was fifteen.
"The person that was resigned to living a life with no passion was boring. She followed all the rules, did all the right things. She almost got married to someone just because everyone expected it, including herself. I can't be that person anymore. I'm not sure who I'm going to be now, but I know I'm definitely not going to be her.".
So she moved to NY to start her new and exited life, with her roommate Claire and her new job as an executive assistant. She also meets Claire’s friends Jackson, Nathan and Mia who are all (apart from Nathan) struggling actors waiting for their big break. Jackson and Emma chemistry was mind-blowing. Although she doesn’t want anything serious, just have some fun, after all she had just ended a ten years relationship. She wanted to focus on herself, but once she met Jackson… and he laid his eyes on her… oh well let just say that he didn’t give up easily and she was too weak to resist his charms.
“You're looking at me like you're going to swallow me whole.” "You didn't tell me you could read minds."
So by now, you’re wondering what was the matter with this book since I didn’t give it 5 stars? Well, although I loved the pace and how she developed the story, this was very predictable. And there were a few things that didn’t make much sense to me, I mean, the idea was good, but Kolee could just have worked it different. It would have made it easier to believe. But the end was very beautiful. I had a huge smile on my face. This was a very fast read for me, not that this is a short read, it’s not, it’s just that I couldn’t put it down, I was so very hooked and in deep that I just had to keep reading.
Okay, this book is getting a lot of attention, like a lot. Everybody is sayin how much they loved and cried, some even said this one is a favorite. An...moreOkay, this book is getting a lot of attention, like a lot. Everybody is sayin how much they loved and cried, some even said this one is a favorite. And although I’ve being avoiding YA books, I thought that maybe I should give this one a shot, especially when I heard people saying how much these characters are matures for the age. But now that I finished, I can say that I liked it, but to tell you the truth I still don’t get all the fuss about it. It is in fact quite heavy. Actually there were times that it almost made me uncomfortable. Now, that was not my problem, I love a good drama. No, my problem here was with the characters.
Nastya… good Lord! What a whining girl. Gee! She did so much drama! Some tragic experience happened to her when she was fifteen. She used to be a brilliant pianist, but since this event she’s not being the same girl anymore. She moved in with her aunt in another city to start her last year in high school. Actually, Nastya doesn’t live anymore, I wouldn’t even say she breaths. She’s a ghost. She gave up on everything in her life. She avoids everybody, pretending to be someone she’s not. She just wants to keep living her pathetic live. She feels sorry for herself. And that was something that really bothered me. I mean, what happened was awful, I get that, but you know, grieve your lost for a while but then get up and try to start over. Shit happens with everybody every single day. You don’t just give up, especially when you’ve got your whole life ahead of you and people who loves and cares about you. But that wasn’t her MO. HUH! So she pretty much got on my nerves the whole book. It wasn’t much fun to read about someone like this.
Josh… nah I couldn’t connect with him either. He also has an awful life, and he’s not so different from Nastya, he also avoids people, although he’s a bit better. I don’t feel like he gave up, he was just trying to deal with his pain, even if it wasn’t the best way to do it he still tried sometimes. For me it wasn’t a breathtaking romance. It was nice, though. I mean, it was about two heartbroken people falling in love and trying (or not trying) to deal with their own pain. So I didn’t really like them, but there were tears sometimes, not because of them I guess, but maybe because of the whole situation. I must say there were a few funny moments, though, and all of them involved Drew. I think probably he was one of the best things in this book.
But it has a very slow pace. It takes forever for you to finally feel that connection. It also intercalates with Josh and Nastya’s pov, which was actually good. I mean, the most times reading what was in Nastya’s head was kind of hard and infuriating. But the end was good, it was when I cried a bit, so especially because of this I think it's worth 4 stars, although I would give it 3.5 for the most part. So I don’t really know what to say about this book, I guess if you like this kind of drama, then you’re going to love this one, because there is a lot of it. But I still think that Nastya kind of overreacted a bit. (less)
Hum... well done Schmidt. Great characters. Beautiful love story with enough angst and drama. Steamy moments. This is a very good story if you're look...moreHum... well done Schmidt. Great characters. Beautiful love story with enough angst and drama. Steamy moments. This is a very good story if you're looking for a story about friendship, love and some stupid decisions, mistakes, drama, denials and all those moments when you stop and think "Oh noooo! I can't believe you just did/said that!?" or "Could you just stop being stupid and do whatever you have to do!".
This couple is very very sweet. They've known each other for over a decade and have being friends since college. She always had a crush on him, but he was the womanizer kind of guy and knew she would have her heart broken so they decided to be just friends.
It's a little bit like Beautiful Disaster. As if back then they had just decided to be just friends because that's what they needed at the moment but someday eventually they would have to deal with the feelings they buried all this years. And there's so much more. This was a very good read.(less)
Oh! I must say that I gave up on this book twice before. This was the third time that I picked it up. But I never really gave up on it, I always knew...moreOh! I must say that I gave up on this book twice before. This was the third time that I picked it up. But I never really gave up on it, I always knew that I couldn’t keep reading it because at those times this was just the wrong book. It wasn’t because it’s a bad, on the contrary, a just wasn’t in the mood. But a couple days ago I wanted to read a book with some specifics details and I just knew where I would find it. And let me tell you, not for once I thought about put it down. I had such a great time. This one had a very beautiful story. It’s an emotional roller coaster for sure. You feel so many different emotions, but nothing really bad. It was good because there wasn’t drama just for the sake of drama. And despite the fact that there was plenty of drama it also felt good to read, because this book is not one of those that the characters keep doing stupid things over and over again and at some point you just don’t even know if you still like them. Not this one. Actually these people are great! Really really great. Ryan is that sweet and adorable guy, but don’t get me wrong, he’s in fact a good guy, but there’s nothing boring about him, actually he was a good reminder of how sometimes the good guys can be so appealing. I had always a huge smile on my face when I reading about him. Taryn was a very good character, what I liked the most about her is that she’s very kind, she’s a giver not a taker. And also very strong and independent. This book is from her POV, but her head is a good place to be. It’s really good to read about mature people who are just trying to make a difficult relationship work out, without all that silly crap.
There’s nothing much to say about the story in this book. It really is about a couple who falls crazy in love with each other and struggles to make their relationship work. Because see? He’s a movie star, the lead hero of this book adaption (I would say it’s something like twilight and he’s Robert Pattinson) but she’s a bar owner in this small town he’s filming this movie. They both had difficult relationships in the past so they have a lot of issues to deal with, especially her, and like I said, Ryan is also this huge movie star with a bunch of paparazzi and crazy fans following his every move. So can she let herself fall for him knowing that once he finish his movie he’ll leave and she’ll be left broken hearted? Can she deal with the fact that she’ll not have any privacy? And what about the beautiful women who belongs in his world are all throwing themselves at him? What about the distance? See? Lots of things for Taryn to think about.
I really enjoyed. This author made an amazing job. She developed every step of their relationship. You get really hooked. I just thought that this book was too long. This was the longer book I’ve ever read in my life. So I can say that I was a bit tired sometimes, not bored, but a bit tired.
But you, if you are looking for a beautiful romance with just the right amount of drama and some funny moments, then this is a must read for you. (less)
I was so excited to read this book; I’ve been waiting for it to come out for weeks, because well…. It sounded very interesting. And let’s face it; the...moreI was so excited to read this book; I’ve been waiting for it to come out for weeks, because well…. It sounded very interesting. And let’s face it; the cover is sexy as hell. And this book hooked me since the first page, I was in and I couldn’t put it down. Good story and good characters. Although, there’s a huge “but” here.
I just feel like Ryan held back too much. You know when the authors go there, but they don’t go deep enough and leave you hanging? She had a good story in her hands but she didn’t develop it well. It was a shame because I wanted to go in deep. It had so much potential. But although it bothered me a bit, I could deal with it. But what really bothered me here was the beginning. The thing is, I don’t wanna be told how things happened, I want to see how it happened. I wanted to see how they started to like, trust and depend on each other. I didn’t want to see they meeting for the first time and in the next chapter seeing them as best friends. I really don’t like when this happens, because that’s how we connect with the characters and the story. I felt connected with them, but not as much as I think I could have if Ryan had written about it. I get that Ryan must have thought it would be boring or even too long, but it’s better to take the risk. At least you’ll have a book well developed. So, this is a good book but it could have been better.
This is a story about Ashylin. She’s a 24 years old P.h.D student and she’s writing her amnesia thesis and one day her professor tells her about a guy who could possibly be her test subject. He’s John/Logan a twenty something guy who has amnesia, he doesn’t remember anything about his life, not even his name. He’s in the hospital and also being held as a prisoner for a murderer he doesn’t remember as well. They met and they feel a strong connection between them. She wants to help him, and because of that she starts to blur the professionalism lines between patient and “doctor”. He fells lonely and lost and so he starts to depend on her and soon they develop a strong friendship. He wants to find out about who he is and also what it means his weird tattoos. So the thing is what are they going to find out? Why he was found in a murderer scene? Who is this Logan person tattooed in his body? So many questions and can they be together after what they’re going to find out about him?
Logan is kind, sweet, possessive, ambitious, hard working and oh so handsome.
Ashlyin is a bit lonely, and very dedicated about her profession, I mean she’s already a P.h.D student at the age of 24. But she knows what she wants in life and she fights for it. She also trusts a lot in her instincts. She doesn’t hold back at all.
I liked the story, so I didn’t know how to rate this, but I think 4 starts would be too much compared to the books I gave this rate. So I’ll stick with 3. But don’t feel disappointed, it is good. I would still read this book for sure. I just wanted more. Maybe the problem is with me… I like too much drama and I wanted it more. So who knows?!