The story is about Emma and Peter. They have a long distance relationship. Peter and Emma both have their individual busi...moreEmma's Secret is a GOOD read!
The story is about Emma and Peter. They have a long distance relationship. Peter and Emma both have their individual businesses so, often they find it hard to make time for each other, especially Peter. When Peter forgets an important day in both of their lives, Emma decides to break up with him. What she didn't know, was that Peter did care about Emma and he did not want the relationship to end.
I liked that both Peter and Emma have their own separate lives, and don't depend on each other for every little thing. Another thing I liked was how Peter was ready to make compromises to make their relationship work, he does not take it for granted that Emma will leave everything behind, just to be with them.
The secondary characters are also great. Anna, Tommy and Derek! I loved these guys and would like to read more about them.
The writing is so tight in this book, but after 85% the book becomes a little (only a little) slow. Also, I was annoyed with Emma and her secrets at the end, and I was just like, "TELL HIM ALREADY"!!
Emma's Secret is a quick read, and its seriously good!(less)
Charley! she has become one of my favorite female leads. This girl is SO STRONG! SUPERGIRL!
She falls in love with...moreWow! Talk about strong female lead!
Charley! she has become one of my favorite female leads. This girl is SO STRONG! SUPERGIRL!
She falls in love with Jake.
Jake and his family start experiencing difficult times in the town, and Charley is by his side, trying to support him in every way she can. But, it all becomes too much for Jake, who along with his family, leaves the town, without informing Charley!
Charley knows, that what she had with Jake, was once-in-a-lifetime. But after he leaves her, she accepts the situation and tries to move on. But, just when she was about to really move on. Charley meets Jake again, but this time, he has a girlfriend.
The story was so good, and the characters were so wonderfully developed. The way Charley handles the fact that Jake is now with another girl, is AWESOME and so MATURE! we can actually feel her pain, but she accepts the situation, as it is.
This book was emotional! and I really appreciate Samantha Young, for writing such a strong female lead.
1) A commoner, who finds she is a Duchess. 2) A Handsome Crown Prince who falls for the said Duchess. 3) A whole ensemble of e...moreThis book is so much fun!!
1) A commoner, who finds she is a Duchess. 2) A Handsome Crown Prince who falls for the said Duchess. 3) A whole ensemble of extremely likable characters that make you fall in love with them 4) A "Happily Ever After". 5) A Cinderella type plot, but intelligently pulled off!
The Heroine is based in L.A and is an assistant producers, but just small budget films, she gets a call from h...moreThe book starts on an interesting note.
The Heroine is based in L.A and is an assistant producers, but just small budget films, she gets a call from her best friend one day, who insists that she come back to her hometown to attend the said best friend's wedding.
Hero is a bar owner who was once a best friend-cum-almost romantic interest of the heroine's life. But now, he hates her, because she did not come home when he was critically injured.
That said, the book shows potential in the opening chapters, but 45% into the book and it's a down ward spiral from there on! The book becomes confusing. The events keep repeating, and there is this HUGE misunderstanding between the leading pair.
I mean seriously, these two went through so many emotional changes, and with such a speed, it confused me as to were they really experiencing that kind of emotional turmoil, or did they just have a raging case of Bipolar syndrome!
It's like he hates me-he hates me not.....continuously, the book was a sort of disappointing since the characters just went on doing some seriously crazy stuff, and I lost my interest in the book. it became BORING! Sad!
I can't read this anymore! Jesse is the definition of Hypocrite! Too controlling, also the the story refuses to move forward! ENOUGH! that's it. I giv...moreI can't read this anymore! Jesse is the definition of Hypocrite! Too controlling, also the the story refuses to move forward! ENOUGH! that's it. I give up! (less)
I had almost forgotten that this book was published on 21st December. I was going through the “listopia” looking for i...moreDirty Red (Love me with lies #2)
I had almost forgotten that this book was published on 21st December. I was going through the “listopia” looking for interesting books, when I saw this, and I was like, WHAT ! DID IT COME OUT?, when I clicked on the icon which stated that indeed it was out.
Then my mind went back to when I was read “The Opportunist” and all those feeling that I had while reading that book came rushing back to me, I remembered how totally I was captivated by the train wreck of Caleb and Olivia’s story. After that, when I came to know that Tarryn Fisher, was going to write another book, I was excited beyond words, even though the book was from Leah’s POV, the mere thought that there was going to be more of Caleb and Olivia, had me smiling like a fool.
Back to present day. I started reading this book, and my excitement levels high, but then from the first page onwards, I felt my excitement level dipping.
Leah’s POV is good, I liked the fact that at least she was honest with herself, when she deceived people, she knew what she was doing and why she was doing it. After reading about her background, I felt pity for Leah. She knows that she is not shallow, that she only pretends to be one, so that she can manipulate things. But what I felt after reading the entire book was that Leah was indeed a bit shallow, she never ever stopped complaining about how things are not going according to the plan. Her constant complaining was sort of irritating me. But then again, years of pretending to be a materialistic bitch is bound to have some kind of side-effect. What struck me hard was how cold she was to her baby girl, that was plain ruthless and I don’t even want to understand her petty reasons for that kind behavior. What I understood from the whole story was that Caleb and Leah’s marriage was a BIG mistake and it was pretty much doomed from the very beginning. What I admire about Leah was that she is a fighter, who doesn’t give up at all. When she realized that try as hard as she might, she wasn’t ever going to win Caleb (technically speaking, she did win him from Olivia but in doing so, she objectified him and that was her greatest error). Had she realized that, it might have prevented her from the cruelty that she suffered in the book.
Caleb in this book was human. In the previous book, I fell in love with him, overlooking his flaws and giddy with romance over how hard he was trying to win Olivia back. But there are two sides to a coin, and this book proved that. The guy was obsessed with Olivia, he did everything in his power to win her back, but we all know how that ended. In this book though, I saw the consequences of his obsession with Olivia, he neglected his entire family, his wife and daughter included for the sake of one girl, and that made me think, that even though Olivia was his first love and all that, is this total disregard for other people’s feeling justified? The answer is No. I was mad at him (that was a first), for what he made his wife go through, the constant insecurity that the one person who is supposed to see only you, has his sight set on another woman. I would not wish that for any woman, even Leah. He knew that he was still in love with Olivia, then why did he go ahead and marry Leah, ruining his as well as Leah’s life in the entire process. That was just unfair. Leah, even with all her faults, deserved better. And when she said the last line about their daughter, she might as well have sucker punched Caleb, and through him, all the readers, who read this book.
Olivia was non-existent in this book, and I would like to read more about her.
What I missed in this book was the intense chemistry between Olivia and Caleb.
What surprised me more was the fact that Leah’s character was more fleshed out than that of either Olivia or Caleb. I wish to see more depth in Olivia and Caleb’s character in the next book and I sincerely hope that it will blow the first two books out of the water.
There is just one way to describe this book and that is EMOTIONALLY FRUSTRATING. Yeah that is right, don't get me wrong the book is amazing, if makes...moreThere is just one way to describe this book and that is EMOTIONALLY FRUSTRATING. Yeah that is right, don't get me wrong the book is amazing, if makes you really FEEL. At the beginning, in a minor incident, Cassie annoyed me like hell, I like the fact, that Melissa, Cassie's best friend tries to reason with her, but Cassie refused to accept the logical explanation and went straight into self destructive mode, and MAN that INFURIATED me.
Then Jack! Uhhh JACK, I don't have words for this guy, he had me pulling out my hair in sheer FRUSTRATION, I wanted to reach into the book and shake him, while yelling, "DUDE! WHAT THE HELL!! I'LL JUST KILL YOU MYSELF AND BE DONE WITH IT!" and then hug him, and push him towards Cassie with all my strength!
This book seriously had me in an emotional overdrive, while reading it I kept repeating "NO JACK NO! DON'T DO THIS! I FORBID YOU!" but then he just went ahead and did those exact things and I wanted to shake/slap/kill/ him all over again! WOW those are some real heavy emotions to feel, and to feel them while you are reading a book, that is something altogether different!
Thank God it is a stand alone book, I don't think I could have handled anymore emotional torment dished out by this Jack guy, but then again, it was like a Train wreck, i don't think I could have avoided it!
AWESOME BOOK, GO FOR IT, by the time you finish this book, your emotions will be all over the place and you'll realize how blessed you are to have a normal peaceful life.
Wow...I am conflicted as to how I should rate this book. This book is unhealthy at so many levels, it deals with the issue of Co-Dependency between a...moreWow...I am conflicted as to how I should rate this book. This book is unhealthy at so many levels, it deals with the issue of Co-Dependency between a couple. And the fact that how sometimes loving someone with all your heart may not fix that person, but it may break you, like nothing else.
Now the story line is pretty simple, Maggie is a 17 year old girl in high school. At the beginning of a new year, this guy, Clayton shows up. Maggie feels attracted towards him. But she soon realizes that Clayton's issues are way too deep for her to handle. She loves him, with everything she has in her, but does not know what to do. And the time they spend together, is doing her more harm than good.
What I really liked about this book, is that Clay's emotional turmoils are expressed in a raw manner that, we occasionally get to glimpse a part of him, that makes us think that he can be saved. His mental state is depicted very clearly, and bottom line is, he needs to be saved from himself. Because physical injuries or illness can be dealt with easily, what he goes through is a mental illness, which no one can cure him off, except himself. One moment he is hopeful that with Maggie he shall be all right, but in the next moment, he starts hating himself so much, that he pushes her away.
And Maggie, blinded by the glory of First Love and everything else, gets swept right along in the emotional Tsunami that is Clay. I did love her character, the girl seriously loved Clay, and tried to help him in any way she could.
Now my main confusion lies about the rating of this book. I mean the topic dealt in this book, is pretty significant but their is no message that comes out of this book. I also did not like the ending of the book, I am not saying that I wanted a different ending, the current one is pretty appropriate but at the same time it needed to be more detailed. The author through her writing never glorifies the concept of Co-Dependency. In fact, every page strongly points out that this issue is wrong, and both the characters know that too. But all I can say is that I really wished the ending was a bit more specific.(less)
It starts off with main characters almost sleeping with each other, and later come to know that their relat...more3.75 STARS
Losing it was a pretty good read.
It starts off with main characters almost sleeping with each other, and later come to know that their relationship(or lack thereof) is a forbidden one.
Characters are pretty good, but nothing extraordinary, and I have already read the student-teacher forbidden love plot too many times to be deeply affected by it. The book good thing is that the book does not get boring, it keeps moving, and there is always something happening, which makes it readable.
The main characters are developed quite nicely, they seem real and pretty down to earth, nothing over the top, and for a change, nothing life altering tragical happens to any of them. This is actually a relief, because these days all the Main characters in books seem to go through some tragedy or other, which is usually related to the death of dear one, in this book all the dear ones remain alive and healthy, so don't worry.
Main character Bliss tends to be a little annoying at times, but not throughout the book, the chemistry is also good.
It's just that the book does not offer anything NEW, but it does not bore you either. So if you want to go for a light read, after reading something way too emotionally up-heaving then GO FOR IT!! (less)
Whoa…this book is something totally different! So much angst, frustration and heartbreak! It’s like a knockout punch!
When I started this book, it see...moreWhoa…this book is something totally different! So much angst, frustration and heartbreak! It’s like a knockout punch!
When I started this book, it seemed sweet and I thought to myself, curling up in a chair and reading a sweet book is exactly what I need for a relaxing weekend, but BOY! WAS I WRONG!!!
With each page Paul and Eliza’s chemistry gets intense, and then after Eliza’s(stupid stupid stupid) decision, the course of the entire book changes. At that time I was like “WHAT! NO! go back, don’t do it” and that was just part one.
The next part was filled with so much angst, given there were a few sweet moments, but with the wrong man!! Eliza!!! It was plain raw, the second part of the book that is. At the end though with the words “very bad” I was really tense, like I was right there with Eliza. And all the while I was praying, “please don’t let anything too bad happen to Paul.”
With those thoughts I started Part Three, and the first word, the very first word, stopped my heart for a second, it was like BAM in your face kind of shock, and I instantly went into denial just like Eliza “NO NO NO” this is NOT happening! This is SO NOT HAPPENING! Why why why!!!
And then I felt the first twinge of disappointment! Albeit it being a teeny tiny bit of a twinge, but a twinge nonetheless. I liked the ending of the book a lot, but it seemed rather surreal. If the author had stuck with what she had initiated in the beginning of the Part Three, and shown us the unimaginable agony of losing a loved one, and then showed that not every story has a Happily Ever After, but all we can do is try to cope, even if it seems impossible to move on! I think towards the end of the book, the author played GOD, and that made me knock off a star on what was otherwise, a first class five star book. (less)