I have already met Rex when I read Treat’s story. Even then, his rough exterior didn’t put me off. Despite being hard on the outside, this man is a sweet, sensitive creature who’s wealth didn’t just come from his family but from hard work. Unlike Treat who built his empire, Rex opted to stay at the ranch and worked day and night helping his father. He was not the one to flaunt his affairs, he was afraid to cause his father distress. But there was only one girl who had caught his interest since then, one girl he couldn’t have. And now, she’s back in town – more beautiful and more irresistible than ever, the daughter of his father’s arch nemesis, Jade Johnson.
After running away from a disastrous relationship and trying to put into practice her degree in veterinary medicine, Jade Johnson comes back to the safety and security of her small hometown. Her world was as mundane as it could be until an incident made her cross-paths with Rex Branden.
Not-so-good family history would have stopped them both to be together. They did try to stay away from each other – saving their family not just from humiliation, but from heartaches. The excitement of a forbidden love-affair, not to mention fifteen LONG years of hidden attraction makes the passion stronger than ever – will one of them be strong enough to fight it? Or will both of them succumb to it? Loyalties and relationships will be tested. Will their love be enough to stop the long-standing feud between the family?
I loveeeeed Rex and I just knew there was something between him and Jade even from the first book. The sparks were already there, ready to explode once one of them will be brave enough to ignite it. I was wondering who will make the first move, how will their relationship come about, and how will it affect both families… what I didn’t expect is a story about the legend that might prove Rex and Jade are two souls who are meant to be together. The legend was something different and new to my ears. It adds a nice touch to the story.
Unlike their fathers, Rex’s siblings were unexpectedly accepting of their relationship. They already liked Jade but already warned Rex about the consequences of their action. The both of them might acted like horny teenagers at some point – but both of them have good heads on their shoulder to consider their families before themselves. But when the time came that both of them needed to chose, they already know what their choices are.
It’s always hard to choose between the ones you love – but in the end, no matter what you choose, family will always be family. No pride, no feud, and no forbidden romance can drive it apart.
Destined for Love is a modern-day tale of Romeo and Juliet, only that the ending was way different. It’s about love, friendship, family and loyalty. I have fallen in love with this series the first time I read Lovers at Heart and will surely to read every single one of them.
★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★ ...more
"It figured that the one man that treated her like a woman was the one that made her wish she was a man so that she could kick his ass."
Two decades"It figured that the one man that treated her like a woman was the one that made her wish she was a man so that she could kick his ass."
Two decades ago...
Who would have thought they'd end up...
I have never read a book with two main characters who makes a passion of pissing each other off than these two. They have been banned from several establishments across town, forcibly separated from any activity, camps and most especially classes, but still ends up in trouble anyway. Nevertheless, I fell in love with both of their characters.
Rory, being related to the Bradfords, I would expect her to be addicted with anything that could be eaten. But she's not, instead, she's addicted to:
It's her lifesaver elixir! I like her character because she's a tough girl. Surrounded by five older brothers who treated her as one of the boys, she learned how to stand on her two feet and fight her way through life. She didn't need saving from her brothers. Rory can deal with Connor perfectly. But this tough girl needs a whole lot of loving. Yes, she can take care of herself pretty much well. However, what kind of woman doesn't dream of being pampered and taken care of by someone? Suddenly, Connor gives her a deal she couldn't (or wouldn't?) refuse.
Connor YOU ARE MY MAN! Why can't I meet guys like this on the streets?. Of course, I didn't like him that much when he was out torturing Rory. What kind of boys do that to girls??? But no matter how much teasing or torturing Connor did to her, he never hurt her. He never intended too. On her 18th birthday, he was going to give her his biggest surprise yet. But something happened that night that sent the both of them to jail, and for Rory to lose her scholarship. Now, if he can only tell her what happened...
This time, they were forced to work under a project that they'd be dying to get their hands on to. Can they do it without killing each other first?
There is a fine line between love and hate. That sometimes, some things aren't really what they are. That tough people can also need help. And of course, that EATING TOO MUCH can cause a lot of trouble. RL Mathewson once again gave us a splendidly crafted novel to add up to the Neighbor from Hell Series. It's sweet, funny, and heartwarming tale of two old enemies coming together and falling in love....more
“Sometimes people fall in love with those who do not return the same strength of feelings. It is as it is,” he said with a quiet intensity. “What I g“Sometimes people fall in love with those who do not return the same strength of feelings. It is as it is,” he said with a quiet intensity. “What I give, I give freely. You owe me nothing, not love, not friendship, not even obligation.”
Sherry Thomas is one of my favorite romance author and this is the story I've been dying to read since I started the series - and my expectations were met. Ms. Thomas made an amazing love story of a man who can't say the right words to the woman he wanted for a long time, and a woman who is deeply in love with another and is willing to risk everything.
I don't know whether I'd fall in love with David or not. He can be annoying at times and lovable the next. His tactics are so high school - trying to get the attention of the girl he likes through teasing and not-so-amusing bantering. I wish he can just be honest with Helena and tell her what he really feels for her. On the other hand, he is an amazing father to his illegitimate daughter. He's very patient, kind and just. He didn't want to shun his daughter away like any noble man would do to children who were born outside the blanket. Instead, he took her in his roof, and be the best father that a special child needs.
Helena - the perfect epitome of the woman who is blinded by love. She was in love with Andrew for a long time, and when an opportunity knocked, she took it - without looking at the consequences of her actions. Good thing David was there to save her reputation.
The clean slot David wanted came when Helena lost her memory, and despite that - he tried to come clean. But what happens when Helena regains her memory and remember that she loved another?
Despite the familiar plot that I'm not really fond of (amnesia), I fell in love with this book and its characters and would gladly recommend it to friends. Especially for those people who look too far for love, not noticing what is in front of them....more
"Fuck me and the rest of the world, I was in love."
I fell in love with two scarred teenagers who at a young age, has already a lot on their plates."Fuck me and the rest of the world, I was in love."
I fell in love with two scarred teenagers who at a young age, has already a lot on their plates.
Echo, her name is unique, which I really like. It makes her different from the rest of the heroines I have encountered in the YA-world. She's an artist, and gets good grades. She used to be Ms Popularity, dated the hottest boy in school but she disappeared for a month. She returned a different person - recluse and a loner. She is scarred - literally and figuratively. After losing her brother in the war, everything changed. Her family fell apart - she could no longer see her mom, her father was busy with his new wife who was her former babysitter and she was just lost. Especially when she couldn't remember something important. She had a memory lapse, and she wanted to regain that memory no matter how painful it is.
Noah lost both his parents at a young age, and was passed from one foster home to the other. He lost hope in the system, and only wants one thing: his brothers. He'd do anything for the both of them. I love that about him, the importance he gave to his family, but sometimes too much love can blind a person. It's a good thing that he saw the light before he made a bad decision he'd regret for life.
Mrs Collins she had my heart. My sister is a social worker and I am amaze how these people can change and touch lives. Both of her 'wards' are strong-willed and really hard-headed. But she still stayed with the both of them and tried her best in dealing with their issues. She didn't give up and saw some results that paid off her hard work. Social work and helping these kids were more than just a work that pays off her bills for her - Mrs. Collins really cared. You can feel her sincerity at the same time her concern for both Noah and Echo. If people in the social welfare office are like her, then kids inside the foster homes and those who needs a lot of help because of trauma/abuse are in good hands.
Pushing the limits has its share of protagonist and antagonist that will have you confused as you go along - but I like that every character has its own roles to play. Everyone is important and their own time to shine in one point in the novel.
Katie McGarry had me hooked, I can't stop reading this book for the whole day. Yep, I finished Pushing the Limits in one sitting. I was so into it because it's more than just an ordinary love story - it revolves around sensitive topic that was delivered with tact. It was discussed carefully, yet extensively. Hot topics such as family dynamics, abuse, foster homes, drugs, sex, social welfare, and mental health. A lot to digest, right? But everything went flawlessly. No doors were left unopened and putting down the book didn't made me crave for more of the characters, instead I was looking forward for more Katie McGarry books. ...more
If I haven't read her previous novel, I would have super love this book -- but since I had - especially the Just Sexiest Man Alive, the book fell shorIf I haven't read her previous novel, I would have super love this book -- but since I had - especially the Just Sexiest Man Alive, the book fell short.
Nevertheless, coming from Julie James, it is still worth the your time: humor and romance coupled with a light thriller - what can possibly go wrong?...more
I super love this book. It's my first Julie James and I think I found another author to add on my favorite author's list. Practice Makes Perfect is amI super love this book. It's my first Julie James and I think I found another author to add on my favorite author's list. Practice Makes Perfect is amazing, sexy, funny and romantic story that had me reading till the wee hours of the morning.
Can't wait to get my hands on her other books!...more
What happens when you decide to employ a former nemesis? Sparks! Definitely for the two characters: Pepper and Ironman. I love them both. The banter kWhat happens when you decide to employ a former nemesis? Sparks! Definitely for the two characters: Pepper and Ironman. I love them both. The banter keeps the story alive - both their mothers are just adorable, insightful, and definitely naughty!