I laughed, I laughed, and I laughed some more to the point that I got worried that the sudden twist Kylie Scott is about to do might wreck me.
I enjoyed reading this novel, despite the fact that it is a Monday, I could not think of a more perfect way of spending the day than to lazily sprawl out in bed, with my Kindle on hand, reading these two awesome novels by Kylie Scott. Since both can be read as a stand-alone (thank goodness), I went with Play first.
OMG! Everything was REALLY CRAZY! MAL IS CRAZY! In a good way, of course.
"Why does everyone insist on being heavy all the fucking time? Life's too short for all this over-sharing. You're here. I'm here. We can help each other out and have a good time while we're at it. That's all that matters."
Mal was the drummer for the world famous rock band, Stage Dive – and between him, and David, I would have him any day at all. I like my men hot and funny – and a little crazy on the side. He needed to have a plan – get someone to be his pseudo-girlfriend for the moment, clean up his act temporarily, having ‘hook-ups’ in every city wouldn’t work this time. What he didn’t count is for Anne to come into his life, and making him realize that permanent may not be that bad after all.
Anne – I hate the fact that she’s gullible enough to allow other people to use her. It’s just heartbreaking to watch a nice person being used and abused by people who lacks conscience. And for her to wait around for a friend, who doesn’t see her for what she’s worth while he’s busy sleeping with other girls – arrghhhh…. Everything in her life was just falling down in pieces, especially when her roommate just bailed out on her, and rent-collection is coming around the corner – until Mal came into her life. She couldn’t believe the fact that the man whose face is plastered around her wall is right in front of her – offering her to be his pretend-girlfriend.
Then there’s Reece – he’s her boss and long-time friend, and she would have settled for him. Thank goodness Mal came into the picture. I would have hated her settling for something less than what she deserves. He didn’t really see her, until Mal entered her life and he felt the competition.
I really thought it was a prank, or he was just kidding her – imagine my surprise when she went home one day and found him on her house, feeling at-home. Gaahd. I could just imagine the look on her face!!!
So what difference does it make – between those people who are out to use her, and him asking her to be his fake-girlfriend? First, he’s a rock god, who’s so effin hot, even me would be putty in his hand (LMAO! – kidding). He’s pretty persuasive about what he wants, but he wanted her to set boundaries, to fight for what she deserves, and to go after what she wants. And for that, he owns my heart.
But this guy has a lot more on his shoulder than he care to share with her. She knew he needed a girlfriend for something, something so big he couldn’t share to her. He doesn’t talk to her about it, I mean, he can talk about anything except that fact, and when finally the secret is about to be revealed, he did one stupid thing that had my jaws dropping, and the twist that I was waiting for? It happen. And I was right, Kylie Scott had me laughing off my chair, probably to ease the pain of my heart shattering at this point.
Why couldn’t he just talk to her?! Why can’t he tell her? What their having – it’s becoming real! Why ruin it?
I feel Anne’s pain – her cleaning the whole house until she can see her face on the floor, I soooo can relate. But it’s really sad watching her do it, trying to clean all the pain away, as if disinfectants can do it. Seeing her being taken care of by her friends, and sister makes all of this bearable. Because all her life she had been taking care of everyone, and this time, there are people who is taking good care of her…
But of course, Kylie didn’t allow her readers to remain broken hearted, ah, she made it up big time and once again, put that smile back into my face as the novel ends.
This is one of those books I have unexpectedly love, and immediately recommended to my friends. I couldn’t get enough of Mal’s antics, and his craziness. There wasn’t a page in this book that had me void of emotions, I was laughing my heart out, swooning, or tearing up. Kylie Scott wrote an amazing second book to her series that made her readers to scream out for more!
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It started out as a rouse to get her friends off her back and off her v-card. What’s wrong with being in collegReview Originally Posted at: Book Freak
It started out as a rouse to get her friends off her back and off her v-card. What’s wrong with being in college and still holding on to it? Does it make her a pariah? To get her friends off her back, she sought the help of a tattooed, hot graphic design student, Jett. He’s enthusiastic to go along with their fake relationship. They even made their TEN RULES OF FAKE DATING. But when the moment they spent more and more time together, and they started breaking the rules of their fake relationship – suddenly the feelings and the touches feels REAL.
Two things I love about this novel besides Shannon and Jett: surprises and Javier. Shannon’s friends? Not as much. Seriously, it was like they were peer-pressuring her into finally giving in her vcard to just about anyone! There is nothing wrong with being a virgin, it is not a disease. I wish that Shannon would be just brave enough to tell her friends to quit bugging her about it. So when she finally thought of something to stop her friends from pressuring her – she didn’t think it would backfire. Then there’s Jett – how I wish this was a dual POV. I’d like to get inside that brain of his.
I love him, I love him, I love JETT!. Not just because he’s talented, or I pity him because Javier is his roommate, or because of his crappy childhood – well mostly because of his secret that he blurted out in between the throes of passion. Just when I was ready to squirm, it had me laughing so hard. Where did that came from? Totally unexpected. And there’s our Javier – he’s the source of humor in the story. He might look like a wasted a** outside, but he cares for his friend more than he’d like to show. I wonder if he’d had his story too – now, this I’d be dying to read!
It might have been an old, familiar plot but Chelsea Cameron made sure her readers would have something to look forward to as they read For Real. It was a fast-paced, swoon-worthy, I-couldn’t-help-the-grin-off-my-face kind of novel. It’s sweet, and easy on the heart.
★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★ ...more
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 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
"He's sick, this whole situation is sick and illegal."
Whew! Finally, I am so done with this novel.
I am torn between hating it and loving it"He's sick, this whole situation is sick and illegal."
Whew! Finally, I am so done with this novel.
I am torn between hating it and loving it - but I guess, it's more of the former. Almost 2/3 of the novel had me:
I didn't like Chloe. I absolutely hated her as the story progresses. I guess she tried to shift her feelings and see other people - but she still failed and opted to follow her feelings even though its not right. I'm not saying that love should be logical all the time - but geez, the man is willing to wait for her! She knew the consequences of her actions - they were near detrimental, and still she followed her... hormones? Feelings? I'm not really sure anymore. It's exasperating.
And Will - OMG! I could have fall in love with you - and yet... tsk. tsk. tsk. He was the one with discernment, I think he should know better than to give in to his emotions. On the other hand, in fairness to him, he tried his best in ending the relationship, when he couldn't take it anymore, he was willing to wait for her. But then love...
What I couldn't understand: seriously - they don't know each other's age? They have been going out for quite a while.
Nonetheless - the support cast just wowed me. They are probably the best thing about this novel. If I hated the main characters that bad, I fell in love with the rest of the characters.
I clearly love Nick - the ex boyfriend who became a very dear friend. He loves her, maybe not in the romantic way anymore. But he really cares and you can see that he's always there for her. If I have a guy best friend, I wanted him to be like Nick.
Sam - is the life of this story. He brings all the fun, at the same time trouble - yet he saves them all from it. I like his character because he's just not a clown, but he has a good head on his shoulders as well. I wish Will had the same head.
As the old adage tells: there is a right time for everything - and it doesn't exclude love....more
"And still, even when he’d told her how he felt about her, and that he wanted their fake relationship to be real, she’d held herself back out of fear"And still, even when he’d told her how he felt about her, and that he wanted their fake relationship to be real, she’d held herself back out of fear that their friends-to-lovers story was too good to be anything but fiction."
One of the hardest bridge to cross is the one that connects love and friendship. Finally! I get to read Ryan's story - and I was glad it was worth all those book that I skipped to read this one. As expected, it was hot on the edges as two friends try to deny what they feel for each other. The tension, the sexual chemistry and the inner conflict of crossing boundaries had me hooked and excited that I have finished this book in a day!
Ryan, truly a swoon-worthy knight-in-shining-armor is a guy any girl would want to have as her best friend. He's kind, generous, thoughtful, and always there when you need him. As a teenager with raging hormones, he tried to control every urges he has in respect to Vicki and their friendship. But as a grown man, (at last) he found some courage to finally pursue what he wanted for a long time: his best friend
Vicki worked hard to gain recognition in the art world, to prove to everyone that she can be famous because of what she can do and not who she knows. I admire her dedication to her craft and her struggle to do what she really loves. There were several problems she encountered along the way, and one of these problem is the reason why she called Ryan. Pretending to be his girlfriend is not that hard when it was almost close to reality. But doubts and fear of losing her best friend gave her some pause and a lot of thinking.
Their friendship had been through rough times, especially when they separated and Vicki wanted to pursue art for college. Even when she got married - their communication stayed and their friendship stayed alive.
Bella Andre makes a perfect love story for an ordinary plot of two best friends falling in love with each other. ...more
I rarely make reviews for historical romance novels, but I'm making Ravishing the Heiress an exception. I haven't read the first one and felt the urI rarely make reviews for historical romance novels, but I'm making Ravishing the Heiress an exception. I haven't read the first one and felt the urge to jump on the second book.
If you asked me why I liked it - I would have said I adore Millie so much. Her character was more of a strong woman rather than a martyr. I love the courage and the perseverance she has.
And well, there's Fitz. Who had annoyed me at some point with his insensitive notions and foolishness, but thank God, Millie's mother had been right with her prediction and he'd seen some light at the end.
Reading the teaser - I guess the book would likely have me in tears by the end part of the novel. And dear me - Sherry Thomas delivered! I was in tears at the end part of the novel. I love the part when he finally realized how he felt for her, and how he came to tell her about what he felt.
It was quite a task in reading all those flashbacks, I think it slowed down the momentum of the whole story. I would have been glad that all the things of the past will be placed on the first part of the novel, and everything else would be in chronological order.
The same tune, different lyrics. This is how I define Angie Stanton’s latest offering Snap Shot.
If you have read Angie Stanton’s Rock and a Hard PlacThe same tune, different lyrics. This is how I define Angie Stanton’s latest offering Snap Shot.
If you have read Angie Stanton’s Rock and a Hard Place, you’ll know what I mean. The whole plot is familiar but was given a different setting and set of characters: Teen-age Rock demigod meets a damsel in distress.
and the credit rolls …
The Damsel in Distress: Marti I love her name – it’s pretty unique and ear-catching. She’s ALSO abused – neglected by both her parents who were busy doing their own thing rather than taking care of their daughter.
How can she be that unlucky?
Her father was a great rock & roll legend of all time and I don’t know why I picture Steven Tyler every time I read Steven Hunter’s name . Anyway, when he wasn’t on booze or drugs – her was a great dad. But when he’s under the influence: he’s totally another person. For instance, Marti drove a car when she was 10 while her father was inebriated on the passenger seat – does social services not exist during these times in American history? On the other hand, I like her father’s lucid moments. I can feel that he also care for his daughter but he’s not a perfect dad & Adam’s mother was right when she said that he can’t manage to be a caregiver. He can give her all the material necessities but not the nurturing that a teen-ager needs.
Her mom was always high on drugs and very unstable. She would go in & out of rehab – that’s why Marti was given to her dad.
Her grandmother who took her from her father when she felt that there was a need to do so. I adore her so much and I think that she’s the best thing that ever happened to Marti – besides Adam. She provided all the love that Marti craved for growing up – Love that her parents were supposed to give her.
Her Hang-up Since she came from a very dysfunctional family and was traumatized with her dad: she doesn’t like rock stars. After living with her father and experiencing all the crazy stuffs that comes with all the glitz and glamour – she decided not to fall in love with one OR go back to her father – anything actually for her not to experience her past again.
The big BUT She met Adam – she was mad that he lied about his identity. She hated him for being a rock star but Adam showed that some rock stars – no matter how widely famous they are – can be different.
The Teen-Age Rock Demigod: Adam Jamieson
this band so reminds me of the Jamieson brothers
Here’s one question that has been bugging my mind: Does the Jamieson troupe have a white-knight complex? As you can remember Peter was adamant in saving Liberty from her addicted aunt and now – Adam wants to save Marti.
Anyway, Adam wanted freedom from stardom. Just like Peter whom we’ve met from Rock & a Hard Place he isn’t your typical teen-age rock star with loose chains who alternate girls, booze and drugs. All three of them were still under their parent’s care and still their normal selves after the final curtain drops on stage.
He wanted to experience normalcy for a few weeks that’s why he cut his hair and enrolled himself at a photography camp under a pseudoname.
I love his conviction to standby Marti and he pulled off a one big gesture just to see her – despite to their prior commitment in one important show. I have one problem with him though – like any other NORMAL teenage boy in the brink of puberty – he allows his balls to prevail more than his brain.
Their Camp Friends : breathers I love their friends at camp – they were fun and fiercely loyal. They got star struck when the truth went out but what normal person wouldn’t be? Nevertheless, they kept their promise and never revealed Adam’s existence to anyone outside their group.
The Issues: A lot! Angie Stanton once again touched the issue on abuse, this time, neglect. Adding some common teen-age issues that I’m sure a lot of her young adult readers can relate such as teen-age pregnancy, drugs, booze & rock and roll.
Lastly I’d love to hear Garret’s story, and I hope fervently that Angie Stanton will set out a different formula this time.
Everyone deserves their happy ending, although I never really like Garret and all his controlling tendencies, I hope he will have his very own HEA.
The rest of the bat pack and their own happy endings!! I totally love Kate Angell and her Richmond Rogues. It was a total accident I got across this bThe rest of the bat pack and their own happy endings!! I totally love Kate Angell and her Richmond Rogues. It was a total accident I got across this book - somewhere in the middle of my boring read. This one was a breather. ...more
I love the plot, the characters and the sexual tension oozing in each page. I couldn't complain that Julie James still use almost the same formula forI love the plot, the characters and the sexual tension oozing in each page. I couldn't complain that Julie James still use almost the same formula for this book = humor, romance, sexual tension, hunk FBI agent and a damsel in distress - adding to it is the fact that this damsel's family is as rich as Midas and the brother hacked Twitter that caused havoc for two days - interesting, ayt??
Another amazing read from Julie James, off to the third and newest book, hope it doesn't disappoint. :) ...more