For anyone who needed a reason to read One & Only, here it is. Dylan Kingsley. He’s not your typical bad boy, breaking hearts, but he’s not comple...moreFor anyone who needed a reason to read One & Only, here it is. Dylan Kingsley. He’s not your typical bad boy, breaking hearts, but he’s not completely sweet and good either. He’s a healthy mix of sexy, hot, nerdy, charming, and smart that just makes you want to keep turning the pages to get more of him. And he might be like a distant cousin to my Jack Howard, which is always a plus in my book…
But Christina wasn’t about to let me get away with it. “Are you in his pants?” I sighed, then admitted, “Not all the way in.” She squealed again. “Oh my God, I knew it.” … “He…has a girlfriend,” I said. “You man-stealing slut,” she joked. “That is awesome.”
Tess McMann is a brainy, brilliant, self-made woman who takes over the pages. Despite her insecurities, maybe because of her insecurities, she endears you to her cause. You want to root for her every step of the way even when it seems everything is against her—her father, her half-sister, funding, academics. Then she picks herself up over and over again and proves to everyone she can without anyone else’s help.
“I didn’t want to be dependent on anyone, the way Mom and I had always been. I knew I was weak like her, willing to give up the things I wanted—like Canton—to make the people I loved happy. … I was here to work—to prove to myself that I could do something extraordinary all on my own.”
Viv Daniels writing style is fantastic. Her flowing prose makes me want to never stop reading. It’s immersive. The characters are entirely relatable even in a very complicated situation. I mean she is the result of an affair that her father is secretly hiding, she’s never met her half-sister, who is also dating the guy she’s in love with. Yeah…complicated doesn’t begin to cover it. I had many stabby moments where I wasn’t sure what the characters were going to do or how I was going to read fast enough to find out how she was going to put my heart back together.
This is a fun read with enough humor, angst, and steam to keep you interested. The story is completely fresh and original. It isn’t like anything else I’ve read before, which is a joy in and of itself. Just what I was looking for. Now go one-click! (less)
This follow up to the Soul Mate blew me away! Madeline Sheehan has a way with words. She can write anything and I'd read it. I'm probably her biggest...moreThis follow up to the Soul Mate blew me away! Madeline Sheehan has a way with words. She can write anything and I'd read it. I'm probably her biggest fan.
My Soul to Take is written Dual POV, which is amazing because that meant I got more Xan. #teamxan I can't wait for the next installment to find out how Madeline is going to wrap this all up and who Trinity is going to end up with!(less)
The Soul Mate is a perfect blend of urban fantasy, paranormal, and hot sexy asshole. I fell for Xan behind the barrel of a gun and he's held me captiv...moreThe Soul Mate is a perfect blend of urban fantasy, paranormal, and hot sexy asshole. I fell for Xan behind the barrel of a gun and he's held me captive ever since. But Gerik is the other half of my whole and without him I feel all kinds of wrong. Madeline hit this out of the park with an elaborate and perfect weave of past and present story lines and an intense plot that kept me guessing. I would recommend everyone give this story a chance! You'll surprise yourself.(less)