I think this book was good. Night Owl is an erotic novel with a lot of sweet, angst, steamy, complex and even some creep moments. I was a little bit s...moreI think this book was good. Night Owl is an erotic novel with a lot of sweet, angst, steamy, complex and even some creep moments. I was a little bit skeptical about this one, because there are already a lot of “dominant-alpha male-billionaires” books out there but nothing really different from “the fifty shades of grey formula”. I feel like I’ve been reading the same story but with different character names for a long time and this thing just got old. So I wasn’t expecting a lot about this one. But I was surprised. This novel is a bit different, with it’s own feel you know?! Sure, the dominant-alpha male, billionaire was there, but there was more to him and the story than that.
Night Owl is about Hannah and Matt. They met online and are writing a book together. But since the beginning Matt established some rules about this partnership: no private info, not even pictures or real names exchange. They only know each other as Nigh Owl (Matt) and Little Bird (Hannah). That’s because he has a girlfriend and only wants to write a book and not meet people. He doesn’t need to know about Hannah’s life, he just needs her to keep writing this book with him. But one day, she sent him a chapter in her personal gmail account and in there was her real name and her picture. Matt was furious because he thought she was imposing all of that info on him but he was also fascinated with Hannah’s picture, he thought she was beautiful, he just couldn’t take her out of his mind. Well… that’s when they really started to know each other. After that, there were some late and hot phone calls until they finally met each other and I’m going to live it here. I don’t want to give too much away of the plot but there was a lot more going on than I’ve mentioned here but I think it’ll be better for you to discover it for yourselves.
Hannah is great character. She’s 27, lives in Seattle, works in a place that she doesn’t like and is in a failed relationship with a looser guy. She decides to make some changes in her life and lives everything behind and moves back to Colorado.
Matt is a complex character. OMG what a dirty mouth!!! That’s was fantastic! He’s sort of a reclusive, brilliant and famous writer. Primal, dominant, sexy, hot, sweet, vulnerable, but also very weird. He creped me out sometimes I’m not gonna lie. But I don’t’ know… there were times that I actually started to think that he wasn’t right in the head… lol you’ll see what I mean. He’s different, that’s all I know. He has some imperfect issues, things that happened in his life and left their scars. I think these things prevented me to fully connect with him.
The pace was fast and good; however I missed a deeper connection between the characters. Lots of sex scenes (it’s an erotica after all), but not enough “normal stuff” between them. Maybe the author could have taken more time describing those moments. I think it would’ve allowed the reader to connect with them as a couple even more. But this is just me being extremely critical; overall I enjoyed this novel. Plus, the end was good. This is a series but this book had an end at least until you read the epilogue. (less)
Just finished this one and I’m already sad that I’ll have to wait till the end of the year for the final book.
Shit on a shingle! What a crazy ride!
First of all, I’ve got to say that I love when the authors release two books at the same! It’s awesome and good play I might say. Now I feel like I’m in so deep with this story that I can’t let it go. I’ll have to wait till the end of the year to know how it’s going to end this journey.
Second of all, this second book is better than the first one by a long shot. I mean, the first was good. Back then, we were just scratching the surface of this story. Creating theories and trying to solve the puzzles. Lots of questions and not enough answers. But now we’ve got all of them. Who’s King, his secrets, his powers and everything behind the mysteries we saw in the first book.
Plus, I’ve got to say that the pace in this book is also much better. The author executed it very well I was hooked since the first page of the first book. Sure, I had some issues with some little things like Mia’s character. She’s annoying as hell. I lost my patience with her most of the times. I hope eventually, she gets better and stop asking so many stupid questions. But all in all I was just in it for the story and found myself completely absorbed. The twists and mysterious behind this story made it easy to fly through the pages.
This sequel begins right where the previous book ended. King is missing and Mia doesn’t have idea where he is. For two weeks, she keeps going to his office hoping that eventually he’ll come back, but he doesn’t. One day she finds a key of his warehouse and decides to go there to look for some clues about his whereabouts. While she’s there, Talia shows up and gives her a letter from the club 10 delivering King an ultimatum. He has 24 hours to uphold his deal with the others members, because if he doesn’t, the club will confiscated all his properties… including Mia, Mack and Arno. But neither Mia nor Mack knows what are these deals but they know that if they don’t find out and delivery it in time they’ll be lost.
In this journey Mia will experience how is to be in King’s shoes, his secrets and plans for their future, some new places, enemies, betrayals and like I said, lots of twists and turns. The romance in this book also gets better! A lot better! While Mia is still confused about him, King is not hiding behind pretences anymore. He makes it clear that he cares a lot about her. Although King is missing for the most part of this book, Mia made up a version of him in her mind and they have some interesting conversations. I must say that I had a huge grin in my face.
“I want you, Mia. If you do not want me back, then I cannot force you. However, I will not share you with another.”
About the end, well (view spoiler)[I have to say that although I think Mia is annoying, I get what she was feeling. It’s not like any of those things she was going through wouldn’t change her somehow. I’d be surprise if it didn’t. Surely, I’d be damm mad too. I think that was natural to happen, I just hope he can change her back. But man... what he asked of her... shit! this is gonna to be good! (hide spoiler)] ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
This book was released a couple years ago, and during that time I was giving a break from this series just because I’d read seven BDB books in a row a...moreThis book was released a couple years ago, and during that time I was giving a break from this series just because I’d read seven BDB books in a row and I needed to take a breath. But since then I’ve heard a lot of things about Lover Reborn. Some people loved it and some people hated it and that intrigued me a lot. I know that a lot of people was hoping for a miracle so Thor would have Welssie back and have their HEA again. When that didn’t happen they got disappointed.
Well, for me, that wasn’t my concern, I had an open mind about it. When I first met Wellsie, I loved her. How could I not?! But shit happens and she died. Sure, I was sad but at the same time I was okay with that. Back then it felt real, because not everything in a relationship are hearts and flowers. Horrible things like death happens in real life everyday and we’ve got to deal with it, move on and sometimes even falling in love again. Why not?! Life goes on! So actually, I was excited for a new plot like this one. It was different from that perspective that we have had all this time in the BDB of two people falling in love for the very first time and trying to be together.
In this case, Thor had already met the love of his life and now she was dead, he would have to let her go, move on and try to live and fall in love again.
So, my concern about this book was if J.R. Ward would be able to make Thor fall in love with someone else without “betraying” Wellsie’s memory, but at the same time not making the other female feeling like she’s the second best. But unfortunately I don’t think J.R. Ward succeed very much.
I’m sorry, but in my opinion, Thor was an asshole. I was so disappointed with him. I get that he lost the love of his life. But this is not an excuse to be so careless with someone else’s feelings. I know he didn't know how to deal with the presure to have to let Wellsie go when she still meant everything to him. He was confused and didn't know how to deal with his feelings for both of them, but in this final jorney, he was so selfish... I mean, everything was just about him or Wellsie. His loss, his pain, his attempt to save her soul… I didn’t want or need him to suddenly fall in love and worship Autumn. But I thought this book was supposed to be about him letting Wellsie go and falling in love with another female. But I think J.R Ward got so worried about not disappointing her fellow readers about Thor feelings for Wellsie that she forgot to make us believe in his feeling for Autumm. This book ended up being about him trying to save Wellsie's soul. It wasn’t really about him and Autumm. So, apart from that scene when he gave her a new name, he never really made her feel special in any way. I felt bad for her. I mean, when did he fell in love with her? When they’re having sex?! Where was the connection between them!? The bond scent? It just wasn’t there... any of it. I don’t really think that his sudden love for Autumm in the end was in the least bit believable. Yes! I do believe he cared about her, but love?! I don't think so.
(view spoiler)[Actually, when he won the prize of being the big jerk on the planet by telling her all that shit, I think for the first time he was actually being honest with him. He was just using her. That was just awful. She deserved so much more. I wanted him to keep Wellsie in his heart but love Autumm in a different way but no more or no less than Wellsie. I wanted her to be special and important to him. But she wasn’t… he didn’t even thought about her most of the times. What?! He thought that he could say all that shit and then just apologize and say that he snapped because he got scared of his feelings for her and that he actually was in love with her!? Geez! He was so mean! I never thought he could be like that, especially with a female who did nothing but care about him. I wouldn’t forgive him for that, at least not that easy. I just know that I wanted to kill him, my feelings were all over the place, tears running down my face and thinking how dare him?! Anyway, by the last pages, I loved it when he thought that he had lost her as well, I knew she would come back, but I thought that maybe thinking that she was gone forever, that he would actually care for her. Sometimes you don’t know what you have until you lose it. (hide spoiler)]
Autumm I liked Autumm. She is not my favorite female in the series, but she has a big heart. She’s kind and so compassionate. I liked that she didn’t want to take Wellsie’s place. It just saddened me that she settled for less than what she really deserved. She had already suffered a lot, so I wanted her to take her path to recovery and have her well deserved HEA.
JM and Xhex Nah… I don’t care too much about them. Their storyline was okay, but nothing really special. But I’m right there with Xhex! I think she made her point. Actually I enjoyed her storyline with her mother, more than her SL with JM. That guy is boring sometimes; I don’t know why everybody loves him so much. Sometimes I was invested in their story, but most of the times, not so much.
Band of Bastards I still don’t know what to think of them. Sometimes I like, sometimes I don’t. I’m still confused. But Xcor connection with Layla… what the hell!? They don’t even know each other and they’re already feeling like that!? I don’t believe in insta love at all.
Quinn and Blay No comments anymore! Just still wondering when Quinn is going to put an end to this crap. Still boring!
Layla WTF! I don’t understand the reason behind this baby with Quinn if she’s going to end up with Xcor. Why?
Lassister He made this book so much better for me. I love his sense of humor. He made me laugh so much. He’s unbelievable. I don’t know how he’s not Rhage BFF. I’m glad he came back, can’t wait to read more about him.
So until the last 20% of this book I was ready to give this book 3 stars, because although I’ve had a deep connection with Autumm to the point that I shed some ugly tears, I was disappointed with this book. But then, there was a twist in the end that my jaw hit the floor and I was like “holly shit!” Did that really happened!?
To be honest I think that the "unrequite love" feel of this book was actually what got my attention till a point that I couldn't put it down at all. Who doesn't like the hard-to-get feeling? The girl pining for the guy and his so obvious disinterest in her!? The "how dare him" feeling? The hurt, tears and punch to the gut... it was all there. Oh man... I love it! I crave for it.
But all in all I thought would be one of my favorites was a bit of a disappointment. I think J.R Ward rushed Thor’s recovery too soon. Actually not too soon, it was about time, because that mourning was getting boring. But he should have started his recovery before this book, so he would move on naturally and be ready to fall in love again, and not falling in love because he had no option. It didn’t make sense and that was not right. At the end he was just trying to fight his feelings because it didn’t feel right to let Wellsie go, but if he didn’t, she would be doomed forever. That alone was a huge pressure on his shoulders. I think all of them deserved so much more than this.
So, sadly I don’t feel like his story ended the way it was supposed to be. But I’m still going to give it 4 stars, because my feelings was all over the place and if a book can touch me like this, I can’t give it less than 4 stars, but I still think it could be better. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Oh my! this book is awesome! By far the best in the series. Since I'm team Kade, I enjoyed it a lot. I was so desperate for those moments between them...moreOh my! this book is awesome! By far the best in the series. Since I'm team Kade, I enjoyed it a lot. I was so desperate for those moments between them. I didn't have a lot of hope that she could choose him, but after the last 40% of this book, now I think It could be possible. I've always knew that he is the best guy for her, even when she didn't. Blane is a great guy, I like him too, but he's just not the right guy for her.
It amazes me how Tiffany can write a love triangle so well. I mean, she did it in a way that it's nobody's fault and also there was no cheating, betrayals... It was all about the consequences of their own actions. It was nice that Kat only let her guard down between her and Kade after the break up with Blane, after all she was committed to him. That was when she finally let herself feel everything.
Tiffany writes this series in a way that I really never got mad at anyone. Like I said it's nobody's fault. And Kathleen feel so guilt all the time about everything that I can't even blame her. She's not selfish or callous about their fellings, actually on the contrary, she put their hapiness before her own. It's impossible to be mad at her. Especially when we also felt her pain and sometimes it wasn't even her fault, when she hasn't done anything wrong.
So Tiffany, I have to congratulate her, because this isn't something easy to do and she does it so well, so right.(less)
It wasn’t as good as I though it would be. This is a trilogy, but each book is short, so for now we only had an introduction to this story. So maybe i...moreIt wasn’t as good as I though it would be. This is a trilogy, but each book is short, so for now we only had an introduction to this story. So maybe if I had the entire book in my hands, my opinion would be different, but for just this one… not so much.
First, the female lead character is boring, at least for now. She’s that kind of woman who build her life for the others expectations and not herself. She’s what her parents and her boyfriend expects her to be, and she’s okay with that because she feels safe this way, but she also has another side of her, someone wild, but she doesn’t like to explore this side, she doesn’t feel safe with this side of her. So this first part of the story is about Kasie struggling with herself. Second, this book is told from her pov so we don’t get to know much about Robert. So I don’t know where I stand with him. We know that he’s an intense and wild guy. He’s also a sex alpha male, who knows what he wants. Oh and also I do know that I’m disgusted with that boyfriend of her… Dave. I don’t have words for him. But Robert... like I said we still don’t know a lot about him, but the little we do is enough to make us swoon.
Kasie lives a boring life. Everything is boring, even her 6 years boyfriend. So one weekend she and her friend Simone goes to Vegas and there her friend convinces her to take some risks like wear a sex dress with high heels and sleep with a stranger. She enters the casino and draws the attention of everybody, including Robert Dade. They are attracted to each other, Robert is powerful, sexy, wild and just wants one thing: her! So she decides to sleep with him and the sex is amazing and primal, it explored the side of her she never knew existed.
For Kassie it was just one night, some kind of fantasy she would just left behind, she could go back to her world and be that perfect woman again, the problem is that she can’t stop thinking about that night. But what she didn’t know is that Robert has no intention to let her go, he wants that woman so he goes after her and becomes her new client. So now she’s forced to work with him, after all this the chance she’s hoping to get all this time, he is a billionaire and powerful CEO of a security firm, so it means a lot to her job.
But Kassie doesn’t know what she wants and even who she is. So this first part is just about her trying to deal with all this issues and her guilt over her betrayal. For now there isn’t a lot of romance here, is more about sex, but that is just because Robert and Kassie still doesn’t know each other very well. So they’re not there yet. Oh and there’s a cliffhanger too. I get the feeling the next book is going to be much better. But for now, I’ll give it just 3 stars. (less)
Lately I’ve been reading a lot of intense and dramatic books. I was longing for something just as intense but also with a bit of action and mystery. I...moreLately I’ve been reading a lot of intense and dramatic books. I was longing for something just as intense but also with a bit of action and mystery. I missed these kind of books. So when I read the blurb of “A Beautiful Lie” I thought this could be exactly what I was looking for. And oh boy! it was so much more.
Tara Sivec really surprised me. I mean, she previously wrote a series about humor and not so much drama or even action, so I was kind of wondering how she would pull it off. Not that I though she couldn’t do it. It just was a surprise for me to see this other side of her. It felt like I was reading another book’s author. There isn’t any humor here, she really showed us that she can write anything she wants.
“A Beautiful Lie” is told from the third person, which I think in this case was for the best, because there were so many things going on that it gave us the opportunity to follow every step of the way. Also, through the history she gives us some flashbacks about their past, and the switch between Parker and Garrett povs allowed us the opportunity to know them much better.
This is one of those books that surprises you with each turn of the page. It’s full of mysteries and revelations. I was so nervous that I wanted to bite my nails the whole time. For the first part I had a lot of “Pearl Harbor” feelings and then I thought I was in the middle of an action movie or something like “Alias” show. It was fantastic! I had so much fun. Oh and let’s not forget the love story! There’s also a romance that will make you swoon and throw your kindle across the room. It was amazing and frustrating at the same time. Don’t worry! I’m not talking about drama just for the sake of drama, if I were on their shoes, probably I would be struggling with the same issues, it was something complicated . “A Beautiful Lie” is a story that nothing is really like it seems, there is a lot going on here. Lots of twists and turns. Oh and those characters are amazing too. Garret and Parker are the perfect hero and heroine. But Parker is not the damsel in distress waiting for the hero to save her, although Garret being the Navy SEAL alpha male that he is) is exactly the kind of hero that wants to save and protect the woman he loves. At the same time there is so much more about these two that I can’t even begging to tell you, I’m afraid to spoil you by telling you something that I shouldn’t, after all, this is a story about lots and lots of mysteries. So that’s why I’m going to stop here. I’m just going to add that this must read, if you enjoy this kind of book or even want to try something new, I would definitely recommend this one to you. It a great way to start my year. 5 stars for sure.(less)