Because they are so damn original!!! Only she can manage to take us on a reality show setting and give us a beautiful love story.
This is her second book in her Starstruck series and once again she takes us on a journey of self-discovery, where we meet a bunch of amazing characters and the funny thing for me was, t even though I really loved the two main characters, I ended up being super invested in the other contestants of the show, and at the end of the reality show I had no idea who was going to win but I sure had my favorite.
In the front we have this beautiful love story between …… and …… We see them both heal and break apart time and time again, they really made me care for them really fast, getting absolutely invested in heir growing relationship and trying to guess how it was going to end. And in the backdrop we have this reality show setting where we are transported to a deserted island where contestants have to live up to 8 weeks, every week one new person leaves.
The whole reality show plot line was so interesting to me because as I said before it’s very unique and because there was a lot of drama and planning and it made me really angry to see how the production was playing with these people, how everything was planned to turn out exactly how they wanted and also the contestants, each a unique character, who knew that they were there for an specific reason or to fit a label but instead of being sad, angry or upset about it, most of them took the opportunity to really prove themselves, to prove that they are more than just a label.
I finished this book a couple of minutes ago and I have one question for Megan
How do you do it? How do you write about these amazing characters? How can you make me fall in love with them so quickly?
Ok, those were more questions :)
I just really really loved this book, I read Focus on Me first and I knew that I had to read this one as well because I the unique way in which they are written blew my mind. It feels effortless they way she writes them, like they were just there waiting to have their story told and in that, help people to be honest. These characters feel real to me, I wanted to go on the Internet and search Lan’s blog and make sure they were alright. I also searched the places they visited and I have expected to see them in the background. When I’m that invested in a book is when I know that it was an amazing, fabulous, lovely, and earth moving book.
In this book we meet Landry and Justin as they go on a road trip to spread Justin’s father’s ashes in his favorite places around the country or the places he expected to take Justin one day, so jump into Sally, his dad RV and they start their journey.
Justin and Landry have been best friends for a long time, Landry is openly gay and Justin know he is in love with Landry but can’t bring himself to admit it out loud, so he plays straight in front of the world and his best friend, but being so close to Landry everyday makes it really hard for Justin to keep his feelings a secret.
They have a best friends to lovers kind of story but with so much more, unknowingly they are both struggling with things in their lives, Justin is afraid to come out entirely, he has his life already planned out by his mother and he has never stood his ground with her, and Landry has a secret that’s been slowly consuming him.
It is lovely so see them change during their journey it feels like they leave more than just ashes in every stop they make, to me it felt like they were leaving layers behind, things that were threatening their mental health, especially at the end.
This was truly and amazing story and I can’t wait to read more books by Megan Erickson.
Best friends to lovers story!!! My absolute favorite!!
I would like to thank Claire Contreras for recommending this book on her Facebook page, as soon as I read that this was a best friends to lovers kind of book I knew I had to read it, so I immediately one clicked it and proceeded to spend my entire Sunday reading this amazing book.
From the very first chapter this book sucks you in, you have two POV’s one for Carter and one for Arizona (the best friends) both are very likable and it was so easy to connect with them because Whitney gave us glimpses into their past, how they started to be friends when they were in the fourth grade and hates each other, from there their relationship grew to best friend status and it stayed that way until one day they start to see one another in a different way.
The things that Carter said when he was trying to get Ari to accept some form of attraction were absolutely swoon worthy, I had butterflies in my belly the whole time, this book was so different from the other I’ve read with this plot line because here they both accept the attraction but are in no hurry to stop what they are doing, they go as far as their feelings will let them.
The last few chapters were breaking my heart a little bit and it wasn’t because they were sad (maybe a little bit?) but I think that it was because I became really invested in them and I was having as hard a time as they were.
I absolutely loved it and I hope that the author writes more book from this fantastic world because we not only get to fall in love with Carter and Ari, we also get to meet some amazing personalities that I think are worth getting to know a little (much) better.
This is Mia and Jensen’s story in the beginning; we get an explanation as to why Mia doesn’t want to be around Jensen in Kaleidoscope Hearts.
In just a few chapters Claire managed to bring all sorts of feelings out of me, the biggest one being I WANT MORE! And we are getting more in Paper Hearts!!! Thank You Thank You lovely Claire :)
As I said in this short story we get a glimpse into the type of relationship that Mia and Jensen used to have, how they were truly in love with one another but then something happened that made their relationship end in not so good terms.
We also see them in present time and how in Paper Hearts their lives are going to connect again.
Oh and did I mention … This is FREE on wattpad so definitely check it out!
My heart is flying right now and it is thanks to this amazing story. Amy Harmon has a unique way to make you care for her characters, to write about the simple way that life is and how that simplicity can take us by surprise by adding an extra ingredient, something you didn’t see coming and that shakes everything within you.
I truly truly love her work, it’s always like a roller coaster of emotions for me, I get happy, angry and sad so many times whilst reading her books that after finishing I just feel spent, all my emotions in the open in the best way, her books make me honest, make look at the way I live my life and the way others live their lives. After reading books like this is easy to remember that everybody has struggles in life and it all depends in the way we look at them whether we overcome them or not. Or at to what degree we let these struggles to rule our lives.
The Song of David is beautifully written, without spoiling much, I loved the way we got to know David through the eyes of others, how the love story was told the point of view is someone who is already in love and who is honest enough to recount everything that happened and everything that led to that love.
I was excited to see Moses back, I had missed him so much and reading about how he is doing in his life brought me happiness. Also we got to know new amazing characters some had more of a spotlight on them than other but all of them are worthy of remembering them.
I really don’t want to say much about the story because I don’t want to spoil anything, I only wanted to write about my feelings towards this book and I hope I managed to convey how much I enjoyed and loved it.
I can’t believe that the On Dublin Street Series is over!!!
This one of my favorite series of all time, with one of my all time favorite bbf Nate!
But this book is about Logan and Grace, we meet Logan on Echoes of Scotland Street he’s Shannon’s brother, the one who went to prison for protecting her from her ex boyfriend. So we knew he was a good guy, one who was willing to go to jail for protecting what and who he loves. And Grace is a freelance book editor, who was raised by a controlling and mentally abusive mother, with and absent father and a brother that never acted like one.
Logan and Grace end up living in the same apartment complex and they immediately start having problems, Logan has one to many female visitors and Grace can’t concentrate with all the noise coming from his apartment, but one day everything changes and they both realize that first impressions can be really deceiving.
I loved the back and forwards between this couple, the I want you and the I need to stay away.
I was crying and laughing so much during this book, oh and those last chapters or epilogue I should say, were perfect.
Oh and guess what? It isn’t the ending after all! A new novella is coming!
Copy of this book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book was my first M/M book, I was very excited to read it because it was
Copy of this book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book was my first M/M book, I was very excited to read it because it was going to be new to me and it was also my first Megan Erickson book.
I immediately fell in love with the characters, it rarely happens to me, but from the first page I was invested in them and I was trying to figure them out.
But let’s start from the beginning, in this book we meet Riley and Colin, Colin is. Recent college drop out making his way home, he’s on a road trip from California to his home town and when he stops at a gas station he meets Riley who is stranded and on his way to Nevada, so obviously Colin offers him a ride.
It’s very apparent from the beginning that both Colin and Riley are going through something, at times it’s more apparent to figure out what’s bothering Colin, he feels like a failure and even though he really wants to go home and work in his family restaurant he can’t help but feel like he failed. And Riley was a little harder to figure out specially at the beginning but later on in the book it was made quite obvious.
Colin’s nature of wanting to help people and make them feel better is a big part in this book, he struggles a lot with them because on one side he feel extremely attracted to Riley and on the other side he knows that having sex or a relationship with Riley isn’t going to help him the way Riley wants. So he wants to make Riley happy but not enable him.
I can honestly say that this is one of the best books that I’ve ever read, as a Psychologist I could relate with this book so much and I was pleasantly surprised at the way that the problems were dealt with. It was obvious that the author thought really well in the way she wrote those last few chapters.
Oh and even though I did read the second book in this series first I’m definitely reading the first one as well.
Thank you so much to Rebecca Paula and the New Adult Book Club for kindly providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have to admit to some mixed feelings about this book, I would like to emphasize that I liked it and that I found the subject matter very compelling and very well written, the only problem I had was with the way it was edited, sometimes there wasn't a clear way of saying that the characters were not in the same place, or who they were talking to and things like that, which made it really hard for me to keep track of them and eventually I became a little tired.
But I truly understood both characters, as a psychologist is not often that I read characters like these, so hell bent on auto destructing themselves and written in such a realistic way, I have to congratulate Rebecca Paula on her ability to make these characters compelling and very real.
The thing I found the most realistic was their description of love, especially Beckett's, the things he said and how he explained what love is, is exactly how I feel about love sometimes and it was such a grown up way to see it too. And Everly with herself destructive nature was spot on when she said that she couldn't be fixed by love, love can help but not completely fixed, and that she had to do it for herself.
Those last few chapters were the best I've read in a long time.
First I would like to thank Colee Firman and the New Adult Book Club for giving me the opportunity to read this book.
In Caught Up In You we meet Brantley and Myles, they are both young adults, new neighbors, very stubborn and in some ways they are both dealing with the aftermath of events from the last. Brantley is trying to forget about the past, of things that happened in her family life, she wants to stand on her own two feet and she feels like she can't trust people with her secret because if she did they might see her differently. Myles on the other hand is living in his home town where everyone knows what he did when he was in college and the reason why he isn't there anymore.
They end up living in the same apartment complex and even though in the beginning they have a bit of a rough start they soon find themselves in a sort of friendship/relationship and they think they have finally found someone they can trust.
In the book we see a series of misunderstandings that make life miserable for this couple and I have to admit I'm not a big fan of misunderstandings like that in books, but in this one they just worked, they made that much more interested in the book and in the characters lives.
There are also a series of characters that kinda stole my heart and I can't wait to read about them, I'm definitely hooked.
Another fantastic installment in the Tales from Shadowhunter Academy, this time we go back in time to see James Herondale when he first enter the Academy.
I think this is my favorite so far; it had so much heart, that’s the only way that I can think of to describe it. We see both in present and future, young people, young shadow hunters trying to adapt to this new life and still struggling to leave their past behind and to focus only in their new academic careers. The characters were amazing and it made me really excited for The Last Hours.
I absolutely hate to say this but this book fell a little short for me, I was having a very hard time trying to get into the action and I think that really hurt my reading experience.
That said I do think that it has many good parts, parts that I enjoyed reading and parts that left me wanting more (that ending!), and I’ll definitely keep reading this series.
We are back with Lexi and Cole as they along with Zeus (I want a Zeus in my life) and other friends try to come up with a plan to finally get rid of the Hole and make sinners free. In trying to do this, they go through some horrific experiences and their sanity and bravery is tested again and again.
There were many moments where I couldn’t believe what I was reading, many plot twists happening and making the book exciting and more enjoyable.
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this magnificent book, oh how I love the way Karina writes!!! I love it so much!
In The Offer we are re introduced to two characters from The Pact, Linden’s brother Bram and Steph’s best friend and single mother to cutest five year old ever, Nicola.
So Bram and Nicola have a bit of a rocky start, because Nicola knows the type of man Bram is (he likes to sleep with many women) she tries (but fails) to keep her distance from him, but when Nicola needs a place to stay and Bram offers her an apartment in his building she has to accept for the good of her daughter Ava.
I loved how the relationship grew hot and cold all the time, it kept me on my toes, I was reading and swooning over Bram and then wham bam, he would do something unexpected and very very sexy.
Oh and the relationship that he starts forming with Ava was endearing, at the beginning of the book he didn’t seem like the type to do domestic shores or the one to entertain a 5 year old but I guess first impressions are misleading and in this book Bram sure proved them all wrong.
I absolutely loved this book and I hope with all of my heart that we get another one from this world and characters. Maybe Kayla and certain sexy rugby player?
Finally Gray Grayson is mine!!!! Well actually he belongs to Ivy but I think that she might let us borrow him for a little while :) … Maybe?
I was extremely excited to read this book, just by reading the blurb I knew it was going to be amazing and it truly was but a lot more than what I had initially thought.
Gray steals your heart from the first moment in the book and he never gives it back, he had us swooning, laughing and crying (maybe that last one just me). I enjoyed this book so much, it had moments of laughter and lightness where friendship and new found love were cherished but it also had dark moments, where I wanted to jump into the page and comfort whoever was sad or unhappy.
Gray and Ivy have the type of relationship that I’ve always liked the best, the one that comes from friendship, they got to know each other very well before anything overly romantic happened and I’ve always thought that this type of relationships are always going to prevail because you already know the person, you decided to be friends with them for a reason and it’s beautiful to see how the love grows and grows until it can’t be ignored anymore and that’s what I saw in Gray and Ivy.
They both won my admiration, they were brave, making decisions to benefit their lives but also their relationship, both willing to make sacrifices for their future, I loved how grown up they were.
I read a sneak peek into the next book and let me tell you it sounds amazing! I can’t wait for more.
What an amazing book this was! I finished it a few hours ago and I still can't get over it, I think I just might start reading it again!
In this book the focus is on Logan who we met in The Deal and who we knew or at least suspected that he had a serious crush on his best friend's girlfriend and right away in the first chapter we find out that he still feels that way about her and he feels horrible about it and he is starting to think that he is a very bad friend.
So Logan has been partying a lot trying to get this particular girl out of his head when he meets someone else, he meets Grace by pure chance, he knocks on her dorm room and they immediately start something.
For Grace it feels a little surreal that one of the hottest guys in school is suddenly interested in her and for Logan Grace is a fun girl to hang out with and fool around one in a while, so obviously they both have very different points of view on their "relationship" and one ill fated night when Grace is finally about to handle Logan her V Card it all come crashing down, and when Logan tries to win her back hilarity ensues.
I enjoyed this book so much, both Logan and Grace are adorable, even when Logan was trying to play it cool at the beginning and when Grace was playing hard to get it was all done in the most adorable and fun way, it made me really fall for these characters.
I also really liked the fact that the book was not all about the love between these two but it also represented the love and support between friends and family.
This has definitely become one of those book series that I'm going to follow until the end.