Lauren Layne is a famous contemporary romance author and this was my first read from her. I wanteSame Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
Lauren Layne is a famous contemporary romance author and this was my first read from her. I wanted to give this book a try after hearing some wonderful things about it. This book is definitely hot, hilarious and entertaining. Basically, I’m sucker for hilarious and romantic contemporary reads so when I first saw this, I knew I had to read this book. I immensely enjoyed this book and I really liked the characters, the plot and the writing. This book can be read as a standalone and it isn’t necessary to read the first book cause I haven’t either.
After a disastrous tabloid scandal with a famous actor she barely knows, famous country singer Jenny Dawson moves to a remote mansion in Louisiana to have some peace and escape from the press. She wants to concentrate on writing songs for her new album and when she gets to the mansion, she meets the broody caretaker named Noah who looks hot as hell with an attitude to match. Jenny mistakes Noah as the caretaker but actually he is Preston Noah Maxwell Walcott, the owner of the estate. Noah knows that Jenny is a trouble and he already have lots of baggage and he didn’t want to add more to his life. So, to keep his distance, he pretends to be the caretaker and provokes her every time they meet. But neither can deny their attraction beneath their hate and they eventually give into it. With sizzling nights and pillow talks, together they feel beautiful and perfect for each other but when secrets are finally revealed everything falls apart.
Jenny is feisty, sarcastic and fun character. She is such a sweet person who has lots of love for her pet dog Dolly. This book does show how fame can be incredibly exciting as well as terrifying, Jenny was tagged homewrecker when she hasn’t done anything at all. As for Noah, I liked him but I did hated him for being so judgmental and jerk towards her at the beginning. Nonetheless, together they are great couple. Besides Jenny and Noah, the dogs had brought lots of humor to the plot. Noah has a dog named Ranger, a chocolate lab who wants to hump Dolly, Jenny’s tiny feisty Pomeranian who acts hard to get. Together they are so cute, lovable and adorable. I loved the banters and the bickering between Noah and Jenny. There’s lots of sexual tension at the beginning and the romance was sizzling hot and steamy. I also liked Noah’s friends but they aren’t fleshed out well.
The plot might be predictable but it was really entertaining and hilarious enough to engage the readers through out. The characters are really great and I quite enjoyed their love-hate relationship. The story moved in a great pace and the writing was fantastic. The writing was so realistic and compelling that made the story come to life. The book was told in dual pov and It was perfect.
Overall, I loved it! Good Girl is a stand-alone New Adult read filled with lots of humor and romance and I highly recommend it....more
What can I say? This book was beautiful, enchanting and captivating. This was my second book fromSame Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
What can I say? This book was beautiful, enchanting and captivating. This was my second book from Amy and once again she has amazed me with this wonderful tale of love. The Bird and The Sword is definitely a book that must be read especially if you’re into fantasy fairytale like romances. The story was so heart touching, sweet and romantic that you can’t help loving it. Lark and Tiras are the main characters in this book who are quite amazing and I immensely enjoyed their relationship. I still can’t believe it was Amy’s first fantasy novel and she did it perfectly well in crafting the tale and narrating it.
Lady Lark of corvyn is a twenty year old young woman born in nobility who is the daughter of Lord Corvyn, a greedy man who wants to be the king by overthrowing the current king with his sinister plans. She is born with a gift that is more like a curse in the land of Jeru. When she was a little girl, her gift had resulted in her mother’s death which left her speechless and cursed. Her father hates her for what she is and she only wants to spend her miserable life being invisible from everyone’s eye. Unfortunately, she catches the king Tiras’s attention when he visits her house who later abducts her just because to have her father’s co-operation in the war. Not many people knew about her gift and she definitely don’t want it to be revealed to the king who might execute her for having it. When Lark arrives into the King’s fortress, she’s quiet surprised to find that he’s not at all like his cruel ruthless father who has executed so many gifted ruthlessly during his ruling. King Tiras insists that she is a guest in his fortress not a prisoner but Lark feels like it is another cage with freedom. When Lark finds a vulnerability in the king, she can’t help but feel sympathetic towards him and maybe something else but who can love a bird that is broken from the inside.
I really liked Lark in this story, she is sweet, selfless, honest, brave, caring, adventurous and quite stubborn too. She may seem like a vulnerable character but she does have a strong heart that make her so much endearing and tough. Even though how much risky it is, she can’t help soothing other’s pain either it is animal or human. King Tiras is a great character who is swoon worthy, charming and terrifying. He’s a warrior and a king but he finds something amusing in Lark that always brings his soft side. I loved Lark and Trias together and I always enjoyed their interactions. The slow burn romance was developed quite perfectly in this book. When Lark and King Tiras first meet, they don’t trust each other but with each time they spend together, they get more closer and their attraction eventually grows in to love. The chemistry between them is totally electrifying and perfect. There’s also great supporting characters like Kjell and Boojhoni who made this story even more strong. Kjell is King Trias’s right hand man and loyal friend. Boojhoni is Lark’s servant who is quite adorable and sweet.
The plot is brilliant and engaging. I was totally hooked from the first page and it left me wanting more. The story moved in a medium pace filled with equal amount of adventure, magic, fantasy and romance. The world building isn’t too much complex or vast but it was definitely fascinating and intriguing. I loved the writing. It’s one of the strong aspects of this book. Amy Harmon is one heck of a writer and she never disappoints. Her writing is so beautiful, lyrical and poetic that anyone will fall in love with it. I really liked all the characters, they are all well built and well developed and I don’t see any flaws in them.
Overall, it was fantastic! If I had the chance, I would definitely re-read this book in the future. This book was so beautifully written and I wish that everyone would give this a try. I must warn you though that it is purely a romantic fantasy tale not an action packed read.
Do I Recommend it? Freaking Yes!!! Seriously, Just read it, you won’t regret it. ...more
Being a fan of dystopia books, this book piqued my interest when I first saw it. This book was deSame Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
Being a fan of dystopia books, this book piqued my interest when I first saw it. This book was definitely an intriguing read set in a dystopian world where people are threatened by a deadly plague named rat fever which has spread around the world. People are afraid to step outside their houses without wearing the protective hazmat suits. Although I loved the concept and the characters, the plot failed to excite me much otherwise it would’ve been a great read. The story has lots of potential and it’s a bit sad that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would.
Sixteen Year Old Jinxy James is a pro in virtual games and excels in shooting. She lives with her over-protective mother and a brother who loves coding more than playing games. Her life is bound inside the four walls of her home due to the outside threat of rat fever and she’s got nothing to do than play video games. When she wins a war simulation game, she’s selected to be trained as an agent in a top secret organization where she gets to kill the mutant rats that are spreading the virus. With Jinxy’s talented shooting skill, she was offered to serve her country by being an expert sniper in the war against the terrorists, the rebels who are against the government. It was hard for Jinxy to kill the mutant rats and now she’s quite unsure about shooting humans. At the base, she meets the charming Quinn O’Riley, an intelligence analyst who makes her heart go wild and also makes her questioning about the government she’s working for. Jinxy befriends other recruits who make her life feel normal but when shocking secrets about the government are revealed, she doesn’t know who to trust and she’s finally left to make an impossible decision that’ll change her life forever.
Jinxy James is definitely a strong character who is also compassionate, naive and respects moral values. When Quinn reveals some hidden secrets about the people she’s working for, she starts to doubt about the missions and questions herself whether she’s doing write or wrong. Quinn is definitely a charming character who has his own secrets to hide that makes him a bit mysterious too. He is quite handsome with his Irish accent and there’s an attraction between Jinxy and him when they first meet. The romance between Jinxy and Quinn is good but not that great either cause I felt something missing in it and I didn’t even know when they got so close. The supporting characters are ok but they aren’t fleshed out well.
The plot was refreshing but I think It could’ve been executed much better. Some bits of the story is quite predictable and It definitely lacked in building tension and suspense which is another downfall. Honestly, I liked reading the second half the most cause it’s where things got more exciting and interesting. The pacing was okay and the writing is simple enough to easily understand. The whole book was told in Jinxy’s POV. The world building is simply great and I loved each and every part of it.
Overall, it was okay! I’m not sure whether I will continue this or not but I still think it was a good dystopian read and definitely recommend it to all the sci-fi dystopian lovers....more
With the awesome blurb and the amazing cover, I had put high expectationsActual Rating: 3.5 Stars Same Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
With the awesome blurb and the amazing cover, I had put high expectations on this book and highly anticipated for it’s release but now I feel that I shouldn’t have put such high hopes on it. I’m not saying this book was bad, it’s only that it didn’t reached my expectations. I was hoping for an action packed epic fantasy read filled with amazing magical battles which this book failed to deliver. This was purely romantic read with a dash of magic and royal politics set in a beautiful world and nothing else. Honestly, I loved the characters, the setting and the plot but what I didn’t liked in this book was that it was focused more on the triangle and the world building. It was a bit disappointing that it lacked in epic action otherwise I would’ve given it a 4 stars rating. However, I think it’s a great debut and nice start for a new series.
Vika Andreyev is an enchanter who can summon snow and turn the ash into gold. Since young, she was practicing her whole life with her father to become the imperial enchanter. She thought that she was the only enchanter in Russia and when the Tsar(king) announces the initiation of the crown’s game, (a deadly battle where the victor becomes the Imperial enchanter and the defeated is sentenced to death) she’s surprised to find that there is another enchanter and she’s quite eager to participate in the game despite her father’s worries that she isn’t ready yet. Nikolai is an orphan and also an enchanter trained by an noblewoman who has taken him under when he was young. He can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air and he is looking forward to the game because winning the game would earn him a recognition in the society but he couldn’t digest the thought of killing his beautiful opponent who has quite enchanted him. His growing attraction towards his opponent is a huge complication and to make matters worse, his best friend Pasha, heir to the throne is also captivated by the mysterious vika. Both Vika and Nikolai couldn’t give up and winning the game is their only option but they can’t bring themselves to kill each other either. Unfortunately, they can’t escape from the fate which was already written.
Vika is a strong character who is quite confident in her magic and very bold in nature. She is someone who doesn’t backs down from a challenge and never afraid to speak her mind. I really liked Nikolai who has a charming personality. He’s smart, graceful and compassionate person that made him a likable character. Pasha is definitely a sweet, adventurous and fun type of guy at the start and when an unexpected tragedy strikes his life, he becomes a total different person that made me like him less. I really liked Vika and Nikolai together and definitely ship their relationship. There is not much romance in this book but you can feel the tension between them. The way they express their love or attraction through magic especially at the island was so sweet and beautiful. This book also has some pretty interesting supporting characters like Renata, Galina, Sergei, Ludmila, Aizhana, Yuliana and tsar.
The plot is quite intriguing but I do have some issues with it. I thought there’s going to be epic battle at the end and the crown’s game sounded like something grand like gladiator style magical battles with roaring crowds and all but what I got is quite opposite and disappointing. As for the magic, I really liked it but it wasn’t anything magnificent enough to amaze me. Despite all of that, I liked the story, beautiful setting and the characters. The pacing was good and the story was told in lots of multiple pov that many reader’s wouldn’t like in a book and surprisingly, I had no problem with it at all. The writing is quite amazing and the author did great in vividly describing the world which felt so realistic and beautiful. We can clearly see Evelyn has put so much effort in research for creating this world which is the major highlight of this book.
Overall, I liked it enough to continue the series and hoping the sequel would be much better! The ending is really heart breaking and I’m dying to know what’s gonna happen next. Do I recommend this book? Yes, it’s a hit or miss book so if you’re planning to read this, then I do suggest you to go with low expectations....more
This book was so much fun to read. The premise intrigued me when I first saw this book and I’m glSame Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
This book was so much fun to read. The premise intrigued me when I first saw this book and I’m glad that it didn’t disappoint me. The story was hilarious, sweet and romantic. I’m very choosy when it comes to office romances and this one has lots of humor, angst and steamy romance that you don’t want to miss. Lainey is such an hilarious character that I can’t help liking her. This is the first story that I’ve read by Jennifer Blackwood, and I really enjoyed it.
Lainey Taylor got a job as a second assistant in a Star Media Company run by a young handsome CEO Brogan Starr. Before getting started, she must need to read the company’s 700 rules that must be followed to survive in the company for long. Lainey feels some of the rules are quite ridiculous to follow but she really needs the job to pay the medical bills of her sick mom who is fighting cancer. Lainey hasn’t seen the face of her boss and mistakenly calls him anti-christ on his face. She can’t believe that the young handsome guy with tattoo’s is actually her boss. Brogan Starr is hot guy with attractive looks especially with his lust inducing dimples and tattoos but it’s too bad he was her boss and she can’t jeopardize her job. Brogan gets intrigued by his new second assistant when he meets her but he can’t break his own rules and when they finally give into each other’s attraction, he is afraid it might affect his company because he has set the rules for a reason.
I really liked Lainey, in this story she was really a fun and quirky character who somehow always ends up in awkward and hysterical situations that made me laugh out loud. I also liked her witty talk and inner dialogues. Brogan is definitely a swoon worthy character but he’s also flawed character who has his own issues. I really enjoyed the hot and cold relationship between Lainey and Brogan. They really have a great chemistry and the email conversations between them seemed so cute. As for the romance, there’s no sex scenes in this book but there’s lots of hot makeout scenes to enjoy. It has nice supporting characters like Lainey’s mom and her best friend Zoey and not to forget Bruce, Brogan’s farty slobbering dog. I loved Bruce and I quite enjoyed Lainey’s relationship with him which was so adorable and damn cute.
The plot is a bit predictable but there are some few twists in it that you won’t see coming. The pacing is quite good and there isn’t any dull moment in this book. Loved the writing style of the author, it was simply superb. The whole story is written in Lainey’s POV and although I mostly prefer alternative pov in contemporary books, I didn’t minded it in this cause I liked seeing everything from Lainey’s perspective. She is a perfect protagonist who has brought so much fun to this book.
Overall, it was an entertaining read! It was really a great NA contemporary read filled with perfect drama, romance and humor. I highly recommend it to everyone especially to those who are new to New-Adult genre....more
This book was so much entertaining and action packed. Loved the characters, setting and the writiSame Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
This book was so much entertaining and action packed. Loved the characters, setting and the writing. This was my first book from Amy Braun and I’m quite impressed with her work. I was very intrigued when I first checked out this book’s cover and the blurb. Honestly, I hadn’t expected to enjoy it as much as I did. I really loved the concept especially the elemental powers aspect and the author executed the plot in a way that’ll make readers engaged to the story through out. The action is totally epic and it’s the best part I loved about this book. Amy is definitely a talented and creative author and I seriously need to check out her other works.
Ava Reid’s world turns upside down when her city is hit by a centennial storm, a deadly calamity that causes massive destruction with it’s tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, tsunamis, and dust storms. It was rumored that the centennial Storms are actually caused by the alien elemental gods called stormkind but there were no sightings of them yet and anyone who encountered them are always turned out dead. When Ava gets caught in the hurricane at the night she comes face to face with a stormkind who stabs her with a crystal sword. Later, when she wakes up to find herself alive, she gets pretty surprised that she is still alive even after getting stabbed. She thinks maybe every horrible thing happened that night was just a dream but the strange mark on her chest proves that it wasn’t a dream. Few days later, Ava meets a mystery man who leaves her clues and she finds that her emotions are somehow causing havoc around her with the sudden winds and the floods. When some mysterious dangerous people tries to abduct her, she’s saved by the same mystery man who tells her that she’s now the stormkind and there’s a whole other world of secret society of stormkind who are willing to use her as a weapon. Caught between a war, Ava needs to harness her power not only to save herself and her family but also humanity.
I really liked Ava and her wittiness! She’s just an ordinary human girl who is suddenly gifted with an extraordinary power that is quite deadly. I loved the character development of her from being a vulnerable innocent girl to strong protagonist. Hadrian was hard to connect especially with his mysterious and broody personality but there’s something captivating about him that made me like him. I liked the relationship between Ava and Hadrian and I wish there was more romance in this book but it isn’t the major aspect of this book nonetheless I enjoyed it. I also liked Piper, she’s Ava’s best friend who is quite sarcastic and has fun personality. All the other supporting characters including the villains are the great addition to the plot cause they really made the story more enjoyable and interesting.
The plot was amazing! It was fully action packed and was hard to put down. The pacing is quite good and It definitely felt like watching a sci-fi action movie that kept me on the edge of my seat. The concept was very unique and I enjoyed each and every part of it. I really liked the writing style, it was vivid and descriptive. The world building is simply great. The author has perfectly crafted a fictional world that felt very realistic and fascinating.
Overall, it was an awesome YA read! I had a great time reading this book and It’s a pity that it’s only a stand-alone cause It would make an amazing YA sci-fi series. I highly recommend this book to all the readers who love action packed Young Adult sci-fi novels....more
The Star Touched Queen is a beautifully crafted enchanting tale that’ll definitely capture readerSame Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
The Star Touched Queen is a beautifully crafted enchanting tale that’ll definitely capture readers’ hearts from the first page. The story is actually a retelling of Greek myth Persephone and Hades based on Indian mythology. Persephone and the Hades is one of my favorite mythologies and I loved the way the author executed it basing on Indian Mythology. The world building was beyond fascinating and it’s the best part of this book that captured my entire attention. The Characters Maya and Amar are simply wonderful and their love for each other was really heart touching. I must appreciate the author Roshani Choksi for writing this beautiful masterpiece and I’ll definitely look forward to her future works.
Princess Mayavathi is born with a cursed horoscope that’ll bring nothing but death and destruction which has made everyone in the kingdom loathe her. When her father, the king Of Bharatha arranges for a swayamvaram(arranged marriage), Maya has no choice but to agree to it. Maya prepares to sacrifice herself for the sake of her kingdom but things take a surprising turn when she gets married to Amar who seems so mysterious. She gets bewildered when he brings her to a whole new world of Akaran where magic and creatures like demons exist. Maya suspects there’s more to the man she has married and she knows he is a man with so many secrets and Maya is determined to reveal them. Her journey for finding answers ultimately brings nothing but pain and loss. Now Maya is finally left with a new journey to make everything right and find the love she has lost.
I liked Maya but I did hated her for not trusting Amar and being so impatient. I loved the character development of Maya. In the first part, we see her to be naive, innocent, stubborn and curious but in the second part she becomes strong, matured and determined. Amar is absolutely charming and mysterious. His love for Maya is totally admirable. He was always loving and tender towards Maya and it’s pretty sad for what he has to go through with the re-incarnation thing. The relationship between Maya and Amar is sweet and heart breaking. Together they really have a great chemistry. I loved the slow burn romance and how their relationship slowly developed. They reminded me so much of my favorite couple Khalid and Shazi from The wrath and The dawn series. As for the supporting characters, I loved the flesh eating demon horse named kamala who brought humor to the plot.
The plot is simply brilliant and intriguing. From the start, the story was engaging and I couldn’t even put it down for a second. I liked the first half but I loved the second half filled with twist and turns. The pacing is also quite good and I haven’t felt bored anywhere which is another great aspect of this book. I loved the writing. It was so elegant, beautiful, lyrical and poetic that I can’t help loving it. Her words breathed life into the story and her vivid description made it easy to imagine everything clearly. The world building is the major highlight of this book. The author has done a wonderful job in creating this world based on Indian culture that felt very realistic and accurate.
Overall, it was fantastic and beautiful! It has an amazing world building, brilliant plot and great characters. This book is definitely a must read for all the fantasy and fairytale lovers....more