Gabriel Pritz is part of the popular crowd. Not only that he's one of the Pritz boys, but he's also in the student council, he coaches junior leagues,Gabriel Pritz is part of the popular crowd. Not only that he's one of the Pritz boys, but he's also in the student council, he coaches junior leagues, he's got nice grades and not to mention he's got a pretty date for the prom too. All of this is about to go to waste when his parents demanded each of them to cook dinner for one night. He can catch a ball easily but he could not cook to save his life. He'd probably have the whole kitchen burning before he can cook anything edible.
Here comes Tam Swann - she likes her privacy, doesn't like any friends, she dresses awfully, doesn't care what others think of her - but she cooks like she's born with a ladle on her hand and a chef's hat on her head. She can sew like she was born to do it, and she can play ball. She's hard to live by but she's responsible. She pushed him to do things he never thought he can. The more time he spends with her, the more he gets to know her and admire the person behind the hard exterior. Despite the toughness and roughness she emanates - this girl is pretty amazing.
I haven't expected for Silent Swan to be that long! I would have loved it more if it were a little shorter - but nevertheless, I enjoyed reading it. Silent Swan isn't really about love, (but the gradual wooing was a bit sweet and a nice touch) instead, its more of family dynamics. This book is filled with much testosterone, I don't know if I can handle more the moment I reached the final chapters. But the author had portrayed two sets of families from different side of the tracks - one broken, one whole. Both have problems of different nature, both went through difficulties, especially with the system - but at the end of the day they're still family - and bonds that strong would never get broken. I adore Tam's character and I would have love to get inside her brain!!!!!!!!!! It's frustrating not to know what she's thinking and she's throwing all these mysterious looks to Gabe. She's one tough female character I'm sure I'd never forget. Her talents, her love for her family, the strength of her character makes her one of my favorite heroine of all time.
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Oh wow. I can't believe I'd be the first to post a review here.
How much are you willing to pay for a kiss?
And how much exactly does a mind-blowingOh wow. I can't believe I'd be the first to post a review here.
How much are you willing to pay for a kiss?
And how much exactly does a mind-blowing-toe-curling-out-of-this-world-kiss would cost?
Price of a Kiss is Funny. Heartwarming. Sweet. Different.
Reese fled her hometown and even went into the hassle of changing her name to get away from her psycho-stalker ex boyfriend who almost killed her. Good thing she escaped alive.
Only to find herself drooling over a piece of an expensive man-candy namely Mason (I’m so drooling/swooning with her.)
I swear, angels sprouted up around him and began to sing in harmonious worship of that glorious face. Straight nose, prominent brow, über-defined square jaw, dimpled chin. He had every alpha male feature a guy could possibly possess. Even his eyebrows were thick and rugged. There was simply a hallowed kind of masculine perfection about him.
But rumor has it that this man is a gigolo. (uh-oh)
I always believe that people do something because of a reason and at the beginning of the story, we are treated by Ms. Kage with Mason’s POV – the real reason why he had employed himself in the oldest profession known to mankind. It was heartbreaking knowing that he was supposed to save his first time (awwww), but because of desperate circumstances and limited choices, he decided to give in.
Yet, despite THAT fact, I truly, truly like Mason. He’s a good kid, a loving and protective brother and an amazing friend, especially to Reese. He even tried to stay away from her knowing that he’ll never be good enough for someone as nice as Reese.
“Eva was right. I could never deserve you. You’re too good for me. You’re out of my reach. You’re…you’re Reese Randall.” “You’re wrong. I’m not.” I wasn’t really Reese Randall, and I certainly wasn’t out of his reach. “All you have to do is stretch out your hand, Mason.” Pressing my palm against my chest, I whispered, “I’m right here.”
I also like the banters between the two, the innuendoes thrown between ‘innocent’ talks. I find it endearing and sweet.
“So, you don’t give out freebies? Like ever?” That just sounded so bizarre to me. I would’ve thought a gigolo would be a complete man-whore, even off the clock. But when his jaw went dead still as he stopped chewing and he said, “Are you…asking for one?”
And Reese? She did try to reason with logic, but the attraction won. She didn’t stand a chance against Mason, even at first sight. Especially now, when she and Mason became friends and she’s allowed to get to know him for free. The more she gets to know him, the more she wants him. With a psycho-stalker who can seem to get away with anything and women wanting Mason for themselves - can a relationship with him be possible? Will she be able to handle it?
Reese is a wonderful girl who is brave, and is not afraid to fight for her choices. She may not have been the most fortunate girl when it comes to relationship and has learned her lesson the hard way – but this girl has a big, compassionate heart that sees the good and beautiful in everything and everyone.
I read this in one sitting, up until in the wee hours of the morning because I couldn’t get enough of Mason and Reese. I want to know what happen between the two of them. Will they have their happy ending or will his circumstances hinder it? Will the psycho-stalker find her? When I finally reached the last page – I knew that my lack of sleep in the morning will be totally worth it. Because I knew I’d be dreaming of Mason.
Price of a Kiss is an amazing read that will have you realize that falling in love with the least likely person you should fall in love with is indeed possible. Change is the only permanent thing in the world, love can make you do crazy (either good crazy or bad crazy) things you never imagine you can do, and love can make everything worth it. Linda Kage has done it again! I can’t wait for her next novel!
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If there's one word for it - it would be SWOON!!!!
From the blurb - down to the last page- I was totally hooked.Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak
If there's one word for it - it would be SWOON!!!!
From the blurb - down to the last page- I was totally hooked. And although this was not on my reading list, I knew I have to read it. When I did it was totally worth it. J.Lynn...
T/C: Agoraphobia VS OCD
Avery Morgansten She's an enigma. She flew all the way from Texas to a school where nobody knew her. Avery Morgansten - wanted to remain invisible, her life predictable and earn some good friends. But how can she be invisible when she caught the attention of the school's hottest guy, Cam?
Something happened that Halloween five years ago, then everything changed. She had two lives the before Halloween and after Halloween. And no girl in her right mind would prefer her after life. She used to dance and wanted to be a professional dancer in New York. But the after events made her changed her mind. Now she just wanted to be a librarian or a curator in some quiet place. Avery thought she was doing okay in her new life, but she was kept haunted by her old life when emails and texts starts to pour on her laptop and mobile phone.
Her parents? What parents? They were cold and ruthless. I have never thought I would meet parents such as them in real lives. How can they possibly to this to their only child - I do not know. All I know is a child's life is way more important than reputation.
Oh, he's HOT
Cameron Hilton: HOT|MANWHORE|POPULAR|BAKER
Who, exactly, in her right mind wouldn't want this kind of guy?
He throws the best parties and certainly one of the most popular girls in school, that's why Avery was surprised why he took interest in her? He doesn't understand the word no, kept coming back during Sundays for eggs, a whole lot of fun and cooking her breakfast and he's always, always there. I so loved that he waited, and he never pushed Avery to do things she wasn't ready. There is no other guy like Cam - he's totally the boyfriend material. Someone you can bring home to mommy and be proud of. He knows how to take care of his girl. He was perfect for her. He was a breathe of fresh air in her life.
Now, if she can just be honest with him about her past...
But like Avery, he also has a past he wasn't really proud of.
Friends. We are your friends. It is the law of friendship that you tell us things you don’t want to tell us.
Brit & Jacob where amazing friends to Avery. I love their characters as much as I love the two.They were very supportive, persuasive but not pushy and loyal. They care a lot for Avery and they wanted her to be happy. I wonder if Ms. J.Lynn can have Brit's story too...
Their ♥ story: a catastrophe waiting to happen? Can their love surpass their past?
There were so many things that surrounded them - most are sensitive issues one cannot just share out loud. Honesty and trust was something so big, it wasn't readily handed down. And since these two are vital ingredients in the recipe of a relationship - theirs is a catastrophe waiting to happen.
I truly would like to understand Avery why she wouldn't like to share her past to her friends and to Cam - it wasn't something she wanted to relive. But Cam as well as her friends already proved that they care for her - a lot. And Cam was finally brave enough to spill his secrets to her, why couldn't she return the favor?
Anything Can Happen to Anyone I feel sad for what happened with Avery - especially the circumstances that surrounds her suffering. She was a victim - but she had allowed herself to remain as one for a very long time. As the book says: there is a difference between surviving and being a survivor.
What happened to her shows that anything can happen to anyone whatever social status they belong to. They can also be helpless, a victim and they need all the help that they can get. Money could not save you from anything.
What I love most? What don't I love?
I already love it, but I would have loved it much, much more if I had Cam's POV - wouldn't that be grand? :) I love the sexual innuendos and funny banters between the two characters. It was certainly entertaining.
To End Some people are not left much of a choice - what they chose may not always be the best, but it all goes down to one thing - they will always live for the consequences of their choices.
J.Lynn wrote a novel that will make you laugh, cry, fall in love and ache. Wait For Me is a story about love, second chances and moving on....more
"I felt like my life was a ticking time bomb, waiting to explode."
It's like reading Beautiful Disaster all over again where a good girl fell in love with an alpha possessive male and they went into an intense, & wild roller coaster ride that will have readers glued to their books.
There are times in this novel where I would like to:
But the last one wasn't really an option since I'm dying to know how this ride ends. :D
Maggie Young, The Good Hello, my name is Maggie Young. Seventeen year old self-confessed choc-o-holic and over all fabulous human being.
Maggie Young's life is just predictable, & boring, until she met Clay. They literally ran into each other, and although Clay was less enthusiastic than her in that first meeting - it didn't deter her in stalking him. She couldn't take him off her mind. And no matter how her friends are adamant in their relationship, she went on with it. She thought that she can help him and everything will be fine, too bad the meds prescribed to him is called Lithium and not Maggie.
By the time she realized that he needed help more than what she can offer - it might be too late.
I liked her at first, I like how she is with her friends, being a mediator in the pending Rachel & Dan drama. She has great parents and a star athlete and she was willing to throw it all for Clay because he needs her. I felt sad for her, at the same time I wanted to throttle her. Somethings, especially love, should feel wonderful instead of painful.
She has a great circle of friends, Rachel & Dan (which are featured in a novella, Cloud Walking). I love them both, including their drama. I couldn't wait until I can read it.
Clayton Reed, The Bad Clayton Reed, though you can call me Clay. Seventeen year old senior and unabashed misanthrope. He was a social misfit, a pariah and apparently had no desire to interact with the world in general.
He was new. And when new people enters school on their senior year without talking to anyone at all, some tongues wag. Who is he? Where did he came from? Why did he transfer? He's a mystery. Especially with his mood swings. One moment his happy, next moment his cranky. There are secrets he didn't want anyone to know, secrets he wasn't ready to share even with Maggie - the only one eager to be his friend. He wasn't sure if she can handle all of him.
But despite the fact that he has it, Maggie still fell in love with him. But how can he make her stay when all he does is hurt her? When all he says is sorry? There are times when sorry is not enough anymore.
He doesn't want any help, all he needs is Maggie.
Their Relationship, The Ugly Their relationship is all consuming that it almost bordered to obsession. It was, as Maggie said, a ticking time bomb waiting to explode, and she is in the middle of it. Everything went out of proportion and it was heart-wrenching watching her wasting her life into saving something she was not suitable to save. I understood that she loved him, and she wanted to be with him, to be there for him when nobody else will. However, their relationship wasn't healthy anymore and clearly he needed help more than what she can give.
To say that their relationship is unhealthy would be an understatement. Issues are slapping them right in the face and both of them tends to ignore it. Instead of helping, Maggie becomes a co-dependent, & Clay wasn't changing one bit. He continued his ways until finally, tragedy happens.
Florence Nightingale Concept “I have learned that sometimes "sorry" is not enough. Sometimes you actually have to change.”
How many girls have tried to save bad boys only to get their hearts broken?
Don't we all love bad boys? We have this notion that we can change them and make them better men. Who loves best than a reform bad boy? Then the big BUT comes - some changes are not permanent and some can't change ASAP. You can't help everybody who needs help. There is always a borderline that you need to draw on what you can or you can't do. Although love is not always a fairy tale, nor a nightmare. It's not a time bomb or a landmine.
Love should indeed feel wonderful, and safe. Safe is the keyword. It shouldn't make you feel isolated - being in this crazy mini-world with the only people residing are you and your girlfriend/boyfriend can be very dangerous. Relationship needs support as well. Never block out your friends, especially your family because they will be the ones to catch you when you fall.
The Sequel I wanted to hear Clay's voice in the first novel. I wanted to know what he's thinking inside his brain. And yet, all hear is Maggie's. But we all can access his thoughts on the second one. ♥♥♥ So pleeeeassseeeee, can I have it??!!
And this was his chance to fight for her. A chance to make this right what he'd gotten so wrong.
They have a past.
After over a decade of being apart, he decided he want her back - but she doesn't.
The Hockey Star
He was an ass, career was his priority rather than Maddy. But Maddy was his life and he loved her since they were kids. So when she finally left him, he didn't really know what to do. He came back to his family. But then, his family was almost non existent: his mother is helpless until she died, his dad beats them up and his sisters - they just gave up on life and lost their ways.
He's bitter, alone, lost and rather than spending time playing hockey on ice, he spends it on the penalty box. One crazy fight after the game finally got to his bosses nerves - his coach and his agent finally decided he needed change. So when the make-over stint on the morning show came, they all grab it wholeheartedly. The Old Billy would not agree to this, but the new Billy - the one who wanted Maddy back gave in. He did the make-over stint not because he wanted to publicly humiliate himself but to be close to his Maddy. He would do anything to get her back.
The Talk Show Host
Maddy is unpredictable, doormat wife. She drinks beer, nags and not afraid to speak her mind. She married him straight out of high school and early into the draft. How could she not, when she was in love with him since she was young? She loved him so much that her whole world revolved around him. She put off all her dreams, including studying journalism, until she could no longer recognize herself.
PRESENT Maddy She's controlled, cold, successful, predictable. She no longer goes with the name Maddy, instead she prefers to be called Madeline. She didn't want to associate herself with Billy anymore. Once she signed the divorce papers, she tried to forget everything about her fast, and she even changed her name.
Truth to be told, the present Maddy annoyed me through the whole book. I agree that people should forgive but never forget. But Maddy's attitude towards Billy was just irritating (and considering Billy was supposedly to be the nuisance in the story!).
They were children, young when they got married. Immature. They both came from a poor family and Billy was just starting his career on the ice. Tempers, hormones, immaturity and marries doesnt really equate to forever. . Just like any other young marriages, theirs crumbled. The happily ever after they both envisioned ended with their signatures on the divorce paper.
But forgetting the past and moving on with the present is not as simple as it sounds. Especially when so many things had changed and everything else is complicated.
Billy was hopeful that the show would bring them back together. Until something happened during the show. He didn't expect Maddy to have the heart to do it. Seeing the surprise he was not prepared for - his hope, his life, his career crumbled in front of live TV.
Now Billy is hounded by the press, is about to lose his job, he's already lost Maddy and he has a lot on his hands - including two kids who sprout out of nowhere - how can he possibly handle it?
I didn't expect to like Crazy Thing Called Love , but I did. I even cried at some point. But no, it wasn't the heartbreaking-walking-away-speeches that made my heart broke. It was the lost thirteen year old Becky, who just wanted to belong and to be loved. And since Molly O'Keefe mentioned her so much in this book that she can almost have a quarter of it to herself - I do expect to hear her story!.
Crazy Thing Called Love is a story about two old lovers who found their way back into each other after several years. A lot changed: their looks, views in life, but one thing did not: their love for each other. True to the saying first love never dies, readers are taken on a ride with Billy and Maddy into coming back together: the rough ride, the unexpected surprises, all the twist and turns. Sometimes getting back together is not that simple - because love is not just enough.
Molly O'Keefe wrote an amazing story that will leave you glued to the pages, with some tears on your eyes. Second chances & make overs doesn't get any better than this.
Thank you Random House Publishing Group - Bantam Dell for providing me a copy for review through Netgalley ...more
New beginnings, Fred. Greet them with your eyes wide open. Don't forget that.
If you think Jordan is the only one who belongs in an all-boys team - then you haven't met Fredricka Oday.
New beginnings. Fred plays golf like she was born to do it. She wants to go to college and have a brilliant future - and she knew playing golf is her golden ticket. So when Coach Lannon offered a spot for her in a boy's golf team - she took the offer. Finally, she can see a bright future ahead of her. But, she just knew being the new girl, being a Native Indian in school filled with white people is not paradise. She's not wrong. Fred fought her way in earning a spot in the boy's team and it wasn't a walk in a park either when her new team mates expects her to fail.
Her parents weren't well off, she didn't even have any golf lessons. She learned with watching and practicing (for free), every chance she gets. All she has to do was to prove to them that she can play golf.
Whose family is perfect anyway? Yes, her family wasn't perfect. Her mother was a waitress in an upscale restaurant, and she's expecting Fred to follow her footsteps once she's finished high school. She wasn't exactly the motherly material who would come home and take carer of her kinds. Instead she whines while holding a bottle of alcohol. Her father on the other hand is a sweetheart. I do love the relationship she has with her dad - his support, love and motivation made Fred held on to her dreams. So when she almost lost him - it was just heartbreaking to watch.
So not in her plans. She knew Ryan way back then - he was in one of her classes but he's the kind of person who wouldn't give her the time of the day. He's with the cool kids. When the opportunity knocked in being on the same team with him, being partners, she tried to be cool with it but deep inside her heart was about to break because it was beating so, so fast. And when he suddenly invited her out, she just couldn't believe it.
My best friend lost his spot on the team because of her. Ryan, He's one of the most good-looking, popular guys at school. He's good at playing golf as well. At first I hated him. I hated that he couldn't stand up against his best friend. I hated that he was a push over. I hated that he couldn't stand up for what he felt for Fred. His best friend was an ass - and he knew it. He was there when Set does stuffs that a normal sane person wouldn't do - but he stood, watch him and never said a word. Too much for a prince charming.
Some people change, some people don't And change, Ryan did. Well, not all at once of course. He did things that are remarkable and made me say - at last, you grew some balls. It's never, ever too late. Good thing he redeemed himself. He's not so bad after all:)
As for Seth, to what extent would you hold grudge and take revenge on a girl who had no idea she got your spot on the team? Why don't you grow up and accept the fact? She needs it more than you do, heck, she deserves more than you do. I hate everything that he did and I didn't even feel any sympathy at the end of the novel. argh! No Seth, we are so not cool
Friendships It's okay to be a friend when you knew your friends need you. But to condone things that aren't nice is so not cool. Friends don't let friends do stupid things - and get the fall.
On the other hand, I'm glad Fred found friends in school. Sam and the rest of the girls from the Reservation are just the people she needs when everything starts to fall apart. Those are the real friends: people who's ready to catch you when you dive down the hill - accident or not, and ready to kick ass*s when someone hurts you.
Torn between a 3.5 and a 4 A 3.5 because... It didn't catch up till the near middle chapters of the book. The phasing was slow until then. But when it caught up - I found the book nice. The character development was slow progress that I almost gave up that change would happened in some of the characters.
A 4 because... Her passion for golf was really admirable. The Indian customs stated in the book is a fantastic addition. It's nice to know that Fred and her father still honors the tradition despite the modern age. After all, it won't hurt when one follows tradition, right? I like the end chapters. It finally make sense why Fred fell for Ryan instead of Sam.
Sam & Riley for the next book installment
Thank you Harlequin Teen for providing me a copy for review through Netgalley ...more
My heart ached for her in Pushing The Limits & my heart just broke for her in reading Dare You To . Beth is a very strong girl who was forced to grow up at a young age to take care of herself and her mother when her father left. The person whom she trust and depend on - the one who promised to come back for her, never did. So, she never trusted anyone's word. She relied on herself and some on Noah and Isiah - the only people who mattered to her.
But in just one night, everything changed. She was forced to leave her past behind or she was to suffer the consequences. Something that she could not afford to. She was stuck in living with her uncle and his wife who clearly doesn't like her - now she has set of rules to follow and she needs to go to school and get good grades. She came across Ryan once again. She did her best to get him off her back. But he was relentless. She didn't want to fall in love with him because she was afraid she'd get hurt - after all, why would someone as popular and as good looking as Ryan would fall in love with her?
She has secrets - so dark and grave she was not willing to share with anyone. All these years, she kept it to herself. The last time she told it to someone - all hell broke loose and she doesn't want to see hell again. She just want to keep her mother safe. She wants to get away.
No matter how strong seemed Beth is outside - she's lost and scared inside. Her insecurities and trust issues are eating her up. If she wants her own happy ending - she'd dare to take the risks. Would she?
Ryan ♥ Beth
It all started with a dare. That's when the jock and the skater girl first met.
BRAIN + BODY = SWOON!!!!
For him: DEFEAT is a nasty word. He hated losing and the word wasn't in his vocabulary.
I'm not interested in second place. Never been. Never will be.
So when he lost a bet he made with his friends in getting the skater's girl number - he had a hard time accepting it. Good thing the world is such a small place and he found a way to revise the bet. This time he will make sure he wins.
Ryan: he doesn't do drugs, don't drink (much) and doesn't smoke. Is he a normal high school teen-ager? Yes, he still is. He doesn't get his adrenalin rush from all those unhealthy stuff. Instead, he gets with with all those dares . A dare which started it all. I do admire his drive and motivation to win each dare that was thrown at him.
His life is baseball. He's good in pitching the ball - but he also good in writing. He loves both. Something his father doesn't really agree with. Being an obedient son - Ryan is torn between his father's 'wants' and the confusion of his heart's desires.
All he knows is that his family is fake. A facade. Everyone in town thinks they're perfect, but they're really not. After the revelation is brother announced over dinner - everything was not the same anymore. His brother packed and left the house - never looked back.
Now there's this girl - she's different. It all started as a dare. But something changed. It was not supposed to end this way. He was not suppose to fall in love with the skater girl who keeps on running away from him and has a trust issues.
“I won't let you go." I blink. As if he could stop me. "You won't let me go." "No, I won't let you go. You're mine and I don't lose.”
If he were a lesser man, and didn't have enough balls - he would leave her and stay away. But falling in love is losing your mind over something strange, scary at the same time wonderful. The Jock dared to fall in love with the Skater girl
“Screw what Mom and Dad think. Screw the rest of the town. Screw perfection. This girl is mine.”
♥.♥.♥ Isaiah ♥ Beth
And I THOUGHT after reading Pushing The Limits the two of them were already given. But I guess I was wrong. Although I'd love for Katie McGarry to make them their own happy ending - I was expecting they'd have their own happy ending together. Without any jocks lurking behind Beth to sabotage what they already have. Surprise. Surprise.
For those who have read the first book, we all knew that besides Noah, Isiah was Beth's best friend. He was her constant, her usual. Isiah was her safe. When she needed help, he was always there for her. And I did love Isiah for her despite all those tattoo running on his arms and his occasional drug use. Something happened between the two of them. Something was said that they couldn't just forget or retract. Something was said when they were both sober and it changed everything.
The million dollar question is: Who does Beth really loves?
If you were to chose: Between a stoner and a jock? Between your best friend who always takes care of you and someone that makes your heart skips a bit? Between Ryan and Isiah?
It was a tough decision to make. But by the few final chapters, I made my choice and so did Beth.
♥.♥.♥ To End...
I fell in love with every word, smile, laugh, tears, heart breaking dialogues - Katie McGarry writes very well that it makes me FEEL.
It is not only the primary characters that are important in this novel, but the author made sure (*again*) that her secondary characters have their shining moments in the book. Perhaps - this is what I love most about Katie McGarry - because she placed importance not just on the major characters but as well as to those people that surrounds them. Lacey, Scott, Logan, Chris, Allison and even Gwen - they all played an important role (no matter how small) in this novel,
I think Trust is the major concept of this novel. When trust is restored, or when it finally exists in a relationship - all will just progress. But when someone whom you love, whom you have trusted all your life suddenly betrays you - your world comes to a halt, and that aching feeling at the pit of your stomach appears and exacerbates.
To say that this book is about love would be an understatement. Because it's not just about love - it's fighting for it really hard, pushing yourself to the limits , knowing that it's all worth it in the end.
Katie McGarry - my 2013 just kept on getting better and better because of you. Can't wait for your third installment!
I was just glad I finished the book. I didn't think I can - with all those swearing.
I don't think there's a page without any swearing in it. It justI was just glad I finished the book. I didn't think I can - with all those swearing.
I don't think there's a page without any swearing in it. It just overwhelmed me. Call me sensitive - but I have never read a story with more offensive language than this one.
But I truly love the cover - and of course the blurb. The cover was to die for with two young couples kissing in what seem to be a barn. (#cute). I would have given it a 3.5 or 4, if not for the...
Gunner & Ellie
Ellie is a cry baby. She's pretty, smart and a virgin. Her mother was verbally abusing her to a point that she thinks she wasn't enough for anyone. Her boyfriends kept on cheating on her because she wouldn't give in.
She just graduated from high school and was ready to move to college. Then she met Gunner her over protective brother's best friend. I would love to love her - but I just can't. I hated too much drama, and this character is just filled it it. I couldn't sympathize - sorry.
Gunner He's Jeff's best friend and the only his friend allows near his baby sister. But the moment he saw he - he knew he was a goner. Love at first sight? Probably. Or it could be a knight-in-shining armor syndrome. Nevertheless, I like his character. He didn't pushed, he waited until she was ready. Although it did came to a point that he had enough of some of her ummmm... "craps".
Then there's Jeff & Ari I love this two characters. There was some point where I would like to bump both of their heads together to have them realize what they really feel for each other. Both of them are very stubborn.
Now if only they have their happy ending too.
I did love the plot of the story besides the cover. But the phasing, the words, some of the characters - it just frustrates me. I'm just glad I finished the book. ...more
What happens when a girl who spent her life inside an exclusive boarding school suddenly found herself in aMy 2013 keeps on getting better and better.
What happens when a girl who spent her life inside an exclusive boarding school suddenly found herself in a public school where bullies reign and good guys are scarce commodity? What happens when one of these bullies, or at least a part of this group was someone you fell in love with over the summer?
Was all of it a HOAX ?
Corrine found herself out of the exclusive school she's been attending for as long as she can remember. They moved out from their house and transferred into a smaller one. She was given a brief explanation for it, and she didn't ask what was happening. She simply went with the flow. Her parents wanted her to house-sit for a family who was going on vacation. It was where she met, Abel. How can she possibly deal with this gorgeous hunk who is in charge with painting the house and mowing the lawn without any experience in dealing with the opposite sex?
Abel I was almost, almost in love with you! And then bam! I wasn't in love with you any longer, and then you did something that was completely amazing and I fell in love with you all over again!!! (roller coaster, right?) That's exactly how I felt knowing in Abel as the story goes. He was friends with people he considered assholes and I always wonder why. He didn't do relationship and wish to keep what he has with Corrine between the two of them. He didn't want to ruin it, and he didn't want to lose her. But as the school starts, he's afraid that their summer romance wasn't strong enough to face reality.
Sean I like his character. He was kind to Corrine, and a friend to Abel despite the fact that his friends weren't kind to him. He's very responsible, not just to his family but as well as for the both of them. Despite the fact that he has a lot of tasks at home, and his family depended on him a lot, he still finds time to help the both of them when he's needed.
Abel and Corrine are just perfect for each other. Exactly what the other one needed. Both of them are alone, being ignore and put aside by both their parents, they found home in each other's arms. But secrets and revelations could tear what they built over the summer. Can they get past through it? Can Abel turn back on his friends and stop the cycle? Can Corrine, after a very long time of being independent, accept help?
HOAX, more than just a summer romance. It's a love story between two people who found exactly what they needed from each other. It's a story that withstood trials thrown by fate. It's more than just a story of bullying - it's a story when someone finally stood up and stop the cycle from happening all over again. It's about not being afraid of asking someone for help and being ready to accept it when needed.
My first Lila Felix book and she didn't disappoint. Thank you Jas for recommending this book to me. Indeed, it was good and I had a great time reading it....more
Because you! Yes you, Colleen Hoover deserves a whole sky of it for writing this sw5 stars???
Are you freakin' kidding me?
I NEED MORE STARS!!!!
Because you! Yes you, Colleen Hoover deserves a whole sky of it for writing this sweet, gut-wrenching, tear-jearker, touching, super amazing, 'unputdownable' book.
Now, how do I start telling everyone that among my holiday reads - this one just beat every single wonderful novel I have downloaded on my Kindle?
I stayed up all night finishing it because I don't want to miss anything! Some things just can't wait - and some books would want you to stay up at night in frantic anticipation. Will they or will they not have a happy ending???
Meet Sky - she's one of those rare human species who doesn't exist online. No Facebook, Twitter or Myspace account. She's adopted by a woman who lives a very healthy life and seems to have a phobia with technology. Homeschooled since she was young, Sky was finally allowed to enroll in a public school for her senior year. Problem is that, her super best friend in the whole world, Six is half way across the globe and she's now alone facing all the people who seemed to have an idea who she is without even knowing her first. Thank God she met a new best friend, Breckin - a gay Mormon who is just as wonderful as Six. One thing I love about her: She's one lucky, and brave girl.
Then there's Holder. Rumor has it that he's just spent a year in juvi for beating a gay. BUT!!!!
Holder... oh Holder.... He's.... *speechless*
Let me borrow Sky's thought - because I could already feel myself swooning.
1. His amazingly perfect white teeth hidden behind that seductively crooked grin. 2) The dimples that form in the crevices between the corner of his lips and cheeks when he smiles 3) I'm pretty sure I'm having a hot flash or I have butterflies or maybe I'm coming down with a stomach virus.
I can already tell he isn't the kind of guy a girl gets a simple crush on. He's the kind of guy you fall hard for, and the thought of that terrifies me.
He's a boyfriend that a girl could want. Oh hell, I want him for myself!!! How could I not, when he's a whole lot of package roll into one? He's the bad boy who turned to a most whipped boyfriend by love. He's sweet, and I'm glad that he found her after a life-long search.
“F#%k all the firsts, Sky. The only thing that matters to me with you are the forevers.”
But there are just some things between them - dreams that Sky could not understand and secrets Holder could not divulge. This could end things between them, and their lives would change forever. But no secrets can be kept for long.
I could no longer continue without spoiling the book. So let me end this review right now by saying:
It's one of the book that I will constantly remember for a very, very long time and I will gladly recommend to ALL my friends without any doubt. And Colleen, just like what your character said in the book - let me just rephrase it.
“I swear I will spend every last breath thanking you for writing this book .”
In the existence of our lives, there is a single coincidence that brings us together and for a moment, our hearts beat as one.
Callie and Kayden have dIn the existence of our lives, there is a single coincidence that brings us together and for a moment, our hearts beat as one.
Callie and Kayden have dark secrets.
Callie and Kayden kept their own scars to the world.
Until that single night which brought the both of them together - she saved his life, and finally he knew her existence.
The novel left me speechless, it had me wanting for more when I got into the last page. It is seldom that I can come across reading a more intense and emotional novel - and this is one of those.
The cover had me, so did the blurb. I was excited to know Callie and Kayden, and when I did - my heart break.
There is something about someone trusting you enough with their secrets that it makes it easier to trust them. It's like they're opening their heart and in return yours should open up to them, too.
Kayden is the star quarterback at school. Their family seemed perfect, but only to the outside. Once the door closes - their home becomes his hell rather than his sanctuary. He suffers in silence, never fights back, never tells anyone. He survived this long - but one night he could almost feel his life was hanging on the edge when finally fate saved him and gave him some luck when Callie coincidentally arrives right on time and saves his life without her realizing it.
If Kayden got lucky, Callie wasn't lucky on the day of her 12th birthday when something unimaginable happened. After that, she changed. She cut her hair, wore baggy clothes and kept everything to herself. Her mother was too happy to notice something terrible happened to her, and she didn't want to disrupt her happiness by telling her. She didn't tell anyone what happened, all she wanted to do was just to get out of town for college and start a new.
I already knew what happened to Kayden, but to Callie, I was half guessing until finally I found some clues. I spend more than half of the novel asking who, who, who? Who can possibly do it?
Once in college, she didn't expect to see him again. She got herself busy with school work and crossing off things from her list that she and her new found friend, Seth made. The List were her road to change, and she's taking baby steps.
As for Kayden, he couldn't stop thinking about the girl who spent her high school being a stranger to everyone and suddenly saved his life. When he found out that Callie goes to the same school, he tried his best to get to know her. But how can he do it - when every time he comes close, Callie seemed to close herself more and more?
And when you think it's only Callie and Kayden keeping secrets - then you are so wrong! Because their friends: Seth and Luke are also keeping their own. But I love them still, they had the back of their friends when they needed them most.
I couldn't help falling in love for each character and wanting them to have their happy endings. I wanted those people who have broken them punished as they should have deserved. But I guess I have to wait for the next novel which is expected to come out next year ----- that long???!!!! with a story as good as this, it should come out earlier!!
I love these two characters who have suffered so much and found the courage to stand up to their oppressors, conquer their fears and fall in love...
This book is pretty awesome: it's fun, sweet and sexy.
Did I had fun reading this???!!!
It's basically about t Alice Clayton You had me at the title!!!
This book is pretty awesome: it's fun, sweet and sexy.
Did I had fun reading this???!!!
It's basically about two strangers, who met in a very weird circumstances - yeah, the thump, thump, thump sound from the wall allowed the meeting of Caroline and Simon.
Caroline has been having problem in trying to find her big O. And of course, as the blurb would suggest - it didn't mean Oprah. So after series of dates and frustrations - she decided to let go of the dating arena for the mean time.
Here comes Simon - who seemed to have a harem at his disposal making her sleepless at night with all those sounds being made against her wall. Oh how can he be so ruthless? Here she was: her sex life was in drought and her big O was missing and Simon was just giving it away to all those girls.
When Caroline had it with all the thump-thump sound against the wall - she knocked on his door on her pink nighties and told him to stop what he was doing because she wasn't getting any sleep. What a first meeting, right? I think so too.
But despite the fact that their first meeting was a little bit weird - the two of them called a truce and became friends. Amidst the over flowing sexual tension, and attraction between the two: they set it aside and really became great friends.
This is what I love about this story because it was not rushed. It is very well-phased and love took its time. Oh there were a lot of laughter inside this novel - especially coming from Clive The wonderful, wonderful CAT and their pair of friends with mismatched partners.
I like Simon - and he was an amazing person. Not just because he allowed the friendship to grow rather than had her on his bed immediately. But he was sweet, understanding and very generous as well. He took her to places where she wanted to go and gave her the time of her life. It's a good thing that there are men would think with using the right head.
Would love to recommend this book to readers to: 1) wants a good laugh 2) loves romcom 3) loves Sarra Manning's book (because this book reminded me so much of hers, but in a way still different) 4) wants to fall in love all over again 5) adores cats because Clive - he's sooooooo Clive & second to these two - he's the star of the book
“I fell in love with you when you crashed into my fence post and chased after my chickens and fell down in the mud with the pigs. I fell in love with“I fell in love with you when you crashed into my fence post and chased after my chickens and fell down in the mud with the pigs. I fell in love with you when you taught everyone in town to line dance. I fell in love with you when you put Mo’s feelings before your own and stayed with her for as long as she needed you.” One fat tear slid down her cheek as he said, “And, most of all, I fell in love with you when you showed me that it was safe to love again. I keep falling in love with you again and again. Just like I’m falling right this second.”
The last Sullivan sibling is finally having her happy ending!! Lori Sullivan AKA Naughty - the other half of the Sullivan twins just ran out of her Chicago show and went back to San Francisco. Only this time, she didn't want to return home to her family. Knowing them, they would likely ask questions she wasn't prepared to answer. So instead of coming home, she made her way to a strange place, meeting a strange man in the process.
Grayson loved his solitude. He prefers the comfort of his farm - so when a beautiful woman dressed in sequins suddenly drove into his fence and applied as his farmhand - he was caught off guard. She was everything he didn't expect.
I can't believe Lori can pull being a farmhand! Knowing the work demands compare to her previous job - it was amazing that she can do almost anything!!
Lori has a big heart that is ready to give out love - whether its for a person or for the animals in his farm. Grayson may be cranky most of the time - yet, he couldn't help to admire the girl who doesn't seem to mind his grumpiness and was still trying to help him with his farm, and heal his heart.
If not for the fact that Lori just came out of a relationship - and in less than two weeks she found herself once again in love: I would have given it a 5. This type of situation could only amount into two things: (1) she COULD be on a rebound or (2) love does really move in mysterious ways.
I think I would have given them more time to fall in love with each other rather than falling in such a rush just to be sure nobody is on a rebound and Grayson is completely freed from his baggage.
I had fun reading this final book of the Sullivan Series. It was entertaining reading the scenes where the both of them are in each other's throats and not to mention Lori's scene with the pigs. Simply Adorable.
And the steamy scenes? Fiery & Hot! Lori is indeed a connoisseur of sex - but partner her up with Grayson makes the sex more explosive. Yay!
This is Bella Andre we are talking about here!!!
Ms. Bella Andre, thank you for a great epilogue. It was touchy and heartwarming. It's sad that readers need to say goodbye to the Sullivan Siblings. But Ms. Andre is not finished with the Sullivans yet - she is about to introduce another bunch of Sullivan from the other side of the family tree! Watch out for Rafe's Sullivan Story - The Way You Look Tonight, set to be published Summer 2013.
Not to mention: Mary & Jack Sullivan's love story to come out on the Fall of 2013.
“I’ve always wondered why love has to be so full of conflict and strife. Why can’t love be simple? Why can’t it just be as pure as two people who rea“I’ve always wondered why love has to be so full of conflict and strife. Why can’t love be simple? Why can’t it just be as pure as two people who realize that they can’t live as well, or as happily, apart as they can together?”
This is exactly what the book will do to you once you come a little bit closer to it:
Yay! The long wait is over, finally! Smith's story is here, and of course - when did Bella Andre disappoint me? Never! I so love Smith - the uber popular Sullivan sibling. Although I love the whole family, Smith owns a special place in my heart. He loves and dotes on his siblings, and even though he's busy, he finds a way to be with his family. Who wouldn't want someone like that? Now he's getting old and he wants to have what his siblings have right now: True Love . He didn't want flings anymore. He's ready to settle down. He wanted someone special and would want him for the man that he is and not the actor.
Then here comes Valentina who seems to be immune with his charms and has already place all possible defenses around her against him. He wanted her. But does she want him as well?
Valentina. I admire her as a person, because at a young age, she already took the responsibility of being her sister's guardian-slash-manager. She makes sure her sister stays safe in Hollywood - away from the booze, drugs, sex, and rock&roll - How did she ever manage it? But that's why I like her. It was a big task, and Tatiana grew up well - professional, and despite her status, both her feet were still touching the ground. Their relationship stayed stronger and they have never been this close.
But the problem is Smith - how can she be able to resist him? She was afraid of his status, of the vulnerability of the relationship when being exposed in the press and she didn't like that. She wanted to have a man who didn't work in front of the camera, or anywhere near it. But then Smith is Smith - He's a Sullivan and he can charm his way to her heart...
What if she let falling in love with him be as natural as gravity?
I love it! Yes, the scenes were sexy and steamy - the exchanges were fiery. But the storyline - it was beyond my expectations. It was more than just a story of a famous and rich man wanting real love - but it's a story of a girl who didn't think she was good enough for someone famous, and rich - but ended up to be his perfect pair.
Indeed - the whole book was a blast. It was a fast read, easy on the heart, and so just worth the time and effNyrae Dawn + Jolene Perry =
Indeed - the whole book was a blast. It was a fast read, easy on the heart, and so just worth the time and effort you spent on reading. No reason to be dizzy because Ms. Dawn and Ms. Perry combined their writing talent to produce this amazing, amazing book.
Dylan (one of the Gibson Boys) was given the shock of his life when his brother suddenly announced that he was getting married. They promised each other that no girls would come between them both after their mother left them and never returned. Now, he was marrying the sister of the hot girl who crashed his party. I think he was dizzy what problem to prioritize: his brother's impending nuptials or the girl he couldn't get off his mind. Everything should be okay if he wasn't cynical with commitment and relationship.
Ziah - don't you just love her name? She's very driven and motivated to go to med school. Everything was in order in her life until she crashes a party and met this rich boy who annoys her for no reason, her boyfriend whom she think was safe just cheated on her with one person she trusted most and of course, her sister is going to get married just before she finishes college. With her heart (or ego) broken, her sister being busy with pre-wedding bliss, she's thrown with Dylan to help plan the wedding. What she didn't expect is that there's more to him than just the regular party boy. But can she make him fall in love with her when he's too oppose to the idea and notion of love? I so admire her ability to forgive and move on.
It is not just the both of them that makes this novel fantastic but the surrounding characters as well. Dylan's best friend Paul is simply the best. They both believe and adhere to their friendship's mantra bros before hoes . It was just nice to see boys being there for each other when one of them needed the other. It was sweet but not to the point that it was girly. You can still feel the testosterone in the air despite the scene.
Two heads are indeed better than one (but both can deliver really good novels individually anyway) Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading this book and I'd recommend this to friends who'd like a sweet, short read about falling in love unexpectedly, letting go of the past and moving forward and friendship & forgiveness.
This is my favorite book among the 3 currently published Marriage to a Billionaire series.
I love Michael, not just because he's hot, but also becauseThis is my favorite book among the 3 currently published Marriage to a Billionaire series.
I love Michael, not just because he's hot, but also because of his sense of responsibility which he took seriously since his father died. He gave up his dream of becoming a racer, and focused on both his family and the family business. He wanted his family to be happy and have everything that they want, so when his sister called crying, telling him she could not get married according to their mother because he should be the one walking to the altar first - he device a plan to deceive his mother: he brought a woman home and introduced her as his fiance. Only that, the plan backfired on him, and he didn't realize his mother has her own plans too.
Maggie wants to be in control of everything. She once lost control and it ended up badly. She swore it won't happen again. So why did she agree with Michael's proposal after he rejected her once? Growing up with a dysfunctional family (except for her brother, Nick), she'd do anything to save what Nick has with Alexa. It includes sacrificing herself to be Michael's faux fiance. But then she didn't expect to be welcome in his family and to belong to them.
How will this charade end, when emotions (not just theirs) are already involve?
Once again Ms Probst gave us another amazing contemporary romance - just enough sweetness, coupled with steamy scenes and moderate family drama that will keep you glued to this book until the last page.
Jennifer Probst: You're name is on my list of favorite contemporary authors. Can't wait for more of your books!...more
“Sometimes letting go is the only way to find out who you're meant to hold on to.”
Do I love this book? Hell Yes!!!
I enjoyed reading this book - the“Sometimes letting go is the only way to find out who you're meant to hold on to.”
Do I love this book? Hell Yes!!!
I enjoyed reading this book - the constant bantering shared between two people who have issues to resolve and finally took a leap in love. It wasn't a smooth jump - they encountered rocks along the way, but they still landed well - with both their feet on the ground: alive and breathing.
I fell in love with Carter in the beginning. Who can resist a bad-boy-turned-pussy-whipped-boyfriend and can play baseball even with eyes closed? I did love how he tried his best in changing his ways and proving that he's a different man. That he can stick and be content with just one woman.
But, something happened along the way that made me think twice. I could not tolerate a guy with a poor judgment and someone who's gullible enough to make a decision without even going deeper or examining things clearly.
Nevertheless, he was redeemed. He'd never be the prince charming if he continued his ways, right? What he did in the near ending, it was just awesome! I like the way he exercise patience and wanting to put things in order before he can start a clean slate. The surprise he gave Cassie - it was a little cheesy, but I guess...
Somehow, I'd fill several bottles of quarters to touch you.
Her rules with boys and relationship: 1. Don't lie 2. Don't cheat 3. Don't make promises you can't keep 4. Don't say things you don't mean
... and guess how many Carter broke?
Oh yes, Cassie loved to roll her eyes and didn't want to do anything with him first. She hated his guts, but she could not deny the fact that Carter is HOT! If only she's strong enough not to fall for his clutches. However, like gravity, Cassie fell, HARD. And when everything went Topsy-turvy with their relationship, she was broken. I think she made the right choices, after the biggest mistake she made during the early part of the relationship. I find her brave. Trying her best in stopping Carter making the biggest mistake of his life. Moving away and following her dreams instead of staying behind. It was a little painful seeing her grow- but it made her grow up and become a better person.
The Perfect Game is just perfect a perfect read. It shows flaws in relationship that most couples go through - famous or not. This book just proved that with love, anything is possible. A relationship can still exist even with broken trust. Because with enough love, trust can be restored and the two people who are meant to be together will have their happily ever after.
J. Sterling, you kept me awake all night reading this amazing novel and I didn't regret every minute of it...more
“I’m suggesting that you let someone inside that empty room you call a heart. Whether you make her your wife or your mistress, a man’s bed is decided“I’m suggesting that you let someone inside that empty room you call a heart. Whether you make her your wife or your mistress, a man’s bed is decidedly warmer if there’s a fire burning in something other than his cock.”
I really loved the Hellions of Halstead Hall Series by Sabrina Jeffries, and for those who haven't read it yet, no worries. 'Twas the Night After Christmas works well as stand alone. But of course, reading the whole series can be worthwhile.
Why do I love this book?
1. Pierce. I wanted to give him a soft, tight hug. He deserves one or a hundred more after what he had been through as a little boy.
The little boy who felt no body wanted him at all. His asthma made him a little weak and his father hated weak. Saying that he has a poor relationship with his father would be an understatement. But his mother, at first I didn't know what went wrong with the relationship because I can feel that his mother loved him to a fault. She was the buffer that he needed with all the shenanigans that his father threw him at an early age. The moment he was sent off to school, he never saw his parents again. He was forced to spend his vacation with the cousins he barely knew. And when he reached his age of majority- he went back to his parents and finally confront them, only to be sent away.
I couldn't blame him if he hated both his mother and father. I couldn't blame him if he wanted the truth out- something his mother wanted to forget. I think he deserved to know the truth from the moment he reached his majority...
When the truth came out, oh well, it wasn't as dramatic as I hope it could be. But at least the story ended every cards placed on the table. The little boy finally had his needed truth and happy ending.
2. Camilla had worked for the countess for a while and saw the great love for her son and her son's subtle rejection for it. Since the old lady has been kind to her and her little boy, she decided to repay the kindness by meddling with her affairs. She sent a missive to the earl that his mother was at death's door. When the earl finally knew that he was tricked, he refuses to stay unless Camilla agreed to a compromise.
I love the dedication Camilla has given her work and to the countess. Even though she learned the truth, and could not fathom how the countess could have done it, she never left her. But most of all, I really adore her because she was a great mother. That no matter what her feelings are, or how those feelings run deep for Pierce, she would still chose her son.
Sabrina Jeffries once again made a beautiful story, not just a love story shared between the opposite sex. But it's a wonderful story of forgiveness, moving on and the extent of a mother's love for her children. 'Twas a Night After Christmas is a perfect season read for all the regency book lovers out there.
"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
"A bad past can be fixed." Nora said. "A quiet, lonely future is just... sad."
I already liked Linda Kage the moment I got my hand on The Trouble wi "A bad past can be fixed." Nora said. "A quiet, lonely future is just... sad."
I already liked Linda Kage the moment I got my hand on The Trouble with Tomboys . I fell in love with her characters their - but it had not prepared me for this one! I'm so not THAT head over hills with the characters - but the plot was definitely:
What happens when your past comes knocking on your door bearing a letter from your daughter who was asking if he was her daddy? AWKWARD!!
Ellie lied when she told Boston she had a miscarriage. She wanted him off the hook - after all, they were not together anymore when he got her pregnant. Some words thrown at her and the circumstances that surrounded their breakup was not easily forgotten and tore her heart into pieces. So, she chose to continue the pregnancy without him.
Nine years after, he came strolling into her doorstep and demanded to see their daughter.
I really can't blame her for trying her best to cut ties with him. However, despite all hurt she experienced from Boston, she still allowed him to become Cassie's father. It was a bumpy road, more detours and stop-overs along the way - but the destination was worth it.
Boston: I'm not sure whether I like him or hate him.
This is the old Boston:
He was so full of himself, cocky, rich kid who fell in love, got scared, got someone pregnant, and got more scared in the process. Perhaps he was not ready to become a father, or he was scared sh*tless that he was feeling something for Ellie - someone he didn't meant to fall in love with. So of all the possible stupidity he could do, he did one thing that will surely break her heart: he cheated.
But this new Boston:
How can you not fall in love with a man who is trying his best to become a good father to a daughter he has never seen for almost a decade? His character did a complete 180 change - from that cocky arrogant college guy into a responsible one. I love the fact that he didn't allow the mother-daughter relationship to be strained. Learning his mistake the hard way, he was now ready to become a father and so much more.
I love this one. I always like the hope of second chances and forgiveness. This book will tell you that nothing is ever too late. So, you want a short read that will make your heart ache a bit and shed some tears: READ THIS. You won't surely regret it. ...more
Just like the first one - I completely love the second book of A Neighbor from Hell.
Just like the any other Bradfords, Trevor is...
Yep -he's always hJust like the first one - I completely love the second book of A Neighbor from Hell.
Just like the any other Bradfords, Trevor is...
Yep -he's always hungry. And indeed, the malady runs in the family. Their 'weakness' for food is a bit scary - but nevertheless adorable. How can they eat so much and not be overweight? Life is so not fair. He's looking for a perfect wife: the one who can cook, comes from a big family, has the body, at least well-off and a whole lot more.
Then here comes Zoe who is the complete opposite of what he wants: she could not cook for the life of her, except that she makes a nice sandwich, she doesn't have any family, no job and doesn't have the body that most men drool for. She decided to go on a diet - and I so admire her self-preservation and discipline to lose weight.
This is one of the books that had be swooning and grinning the whole time. You can't help but just finish it up to the last page or else, you'll bYay.
This is one of the books that had be swooning and grinning the whole time. You can't help but just finish it up to the last page or else, you'll be missing something.
I like the plot - having two neighbors who started on the wrong foot found friends within each other. Who knew when all those years she hated his guts? All of a sudden: they couldn't live comfortably without each other. The thing I love most about the story line is that: despite being attracted to one another, they stayed friends for a while , until things were sizzling between them and they could no longer deny their feelings for each other.
Haley is an great girl who didn't deserve a family like hers. It was nice to see her character change in the duration of the story - on how she finally stood up and fought her ground.
JASOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNN! If you ask me what describe him best, I would say:
I know it's almost (well, it is!) a disorder to be that obsessed with food, and a sin for not gaining weight for it - nevertheless, I find his love for food adorable. He's a 30 year-old growing kid. I'd be living in poverty if I'll end up with him. He can't seem to stop eating.
YET. He's a prince charming.
He's a bad-boy turned good when he finally found someone special. I love his patience - for a guy who have been with several willing ladies: he's patience is really something to commend. Although, like his prediction, he f*cked things up eventually, but at least he tried his best to win her back. :)
The epilogue was just the right thing to end this wonderful story. I'm looking forward in reading more books from this author, and I am excited to read the next novel from this series....more