Original review at Gabic Reads. Thanks to the author for a review copy!
Oh, Lexi. Once again, you have created a masterful college town filled with peoOriginal review at Gabic Reads. Thanks to the author for a review copy!
Oh, Lexi. Once again, you have created a masterful college town filled with people readers cannot help falling in love with. Whether they be the main characters or the supporting characters, we find that everybody has two sides, that no one person is wholly good or bad.
The feel to this book is very similar to Lexi's Here and Now series. She has again decided to play with memories and accidents. She also writes the story flipping back and forth between "Before" and "After" the accident. And I must say, Lexi is an excellent craftsman. She doesn't reveal all of her cards until the absolute last minute, keeping readers on the edge of their seat. Even if one were to guess what really happened, the anticipation is still there in awaiting to see how this outcome will change characters' relations. I have fallen in love with this new series and cannot wait to see more of these boys.
Lexi does an amazing job of not only developing Mia and Arrow, as well as their friends and family. Mia has always been the responsible one, but has lost her spark for life since the accident. Arrow is determined to destroy his life to punish himself. Chris is the practical friend who sees everything. Keegan is that annoying friend that is constantly making dirty jokes and has no manners, but you still love him anyways (come on, you know that one friend I'm talking about. We all have one). Bailey is the carefree friend that does what she wants not caring about the opinions of others.
I cannot wait to see these characters again and delve more into their personalities. I'm especially interested to know Sebastian's relationship to Coach because there seems to be something more than a athlete/coach relationship there, but perhaps not. I also think it would be super interesting to see more of Uriah, especially from the time his wife was dying. There seem to be so many factors at play with that man and I want to see inside his head.
So basically, Lexi is the queen of New Adult fiction, and everybody needs to read her books. Do it. Now. I don't care which book it is because they're all amazing. But I definitely recommend this book be near the top!...more
So, I wanted to like this book a lot. But I just couldn't. Jax kind of creeps me out. He has basicall**spoiler alert** Original review at Gabic Reads.
So, I wanted to like this book a lot. But I just couldn't. Jax kind of creeps me out. He has basically stalking the girl he was in love with at ten years old. And he doesn't tell her they used to know each other. And we're supposed to think it's romantic because he was protecting her from his family and her father. No. He was stalking her. If her life is in danger, tell her. Don't dilly around and pretend you need to protect her from the truth. Because she needed to know.
Okay, rant over. I love Ella. She is spunky and determined to figure out what happened to her ex-step-sister. I loved that she would not back down and held her ground on most things. I also liked that she had a great relationship with her mom and that relationship was very visible throughout the novel.
I am super glad that I had all three books in one, because I think I might have gone crazy or never finished the series if they weren't all there. So, I would definitely recommend buying the trilogy rather than separately, even if you just want to see if you're interested by reading the first book. Having the whole trilogy increased my likelihood of finishing the whole series.
Scandal is for you if you like long lost loves, semi-stalker boyfriends, and spunky heroines. ...more
At first glance, this is your typical virgin meets rock star sex god. However, Charlie's career is not on the up and coOriginal review at Gabic Reads.
At first glance, this is your typical virgin meets rock star sex god. However, Charlie's career is not on the up and coming. It's failing, and failing fast. His band has fallen apart since his drummer went missing. His solo career is not going well. Then he meets Eve, and everything feels right again. So yeah, basically your typical virgin and rock god fall in love, but there's a twist. But you have to read it to find out what!
I liked the book overall, but the time jumps were confusing. The climax felt dragged out, because it was fairly easy to guess what happened (to an extent). But, the end was definitely unique! Eve is so sweet and I'm looking forward to seeing more of her in the future books in this series centering around her brothers.
It is kind of unbelievable that Charlie would be having threesomes and various other sexual exploits and then one day see this girl and think "Hey, I want to have a committed monogamous relationship with this girl." But, how mad would we be if after he met Eve he was still sleeping around while getting to her know her? Super mad. Everybody would be wielding their feminist pitchforks telling Eve she doesn't need any man, especially one that's had sex with basically everybody.
Anyways, back on track, you should read Brooklyn Rockstar if you love rockstars, sad, lost heroes, and heroines with overprotective brothers!...more