This follow up to her first book is miles ahead in terms of writing, which was my biggest problem with the first book. So I appreciated this so...more4 stars
This follow up to her first book is miles ahead in terms of writing, which was my biggest problem with the first book. So I appreciated this so much more.
However, the constant back and forth, running away got on my nerves. How many times do you have to be ignored and screwed over before you have enough? I want to like Logan so much, but I'm left unsatisfied. As for Amanda, I loved her, and I think she did a lot of growing.
And I'm sorry, but the amount of crap these characters have to deal with sometimes gets outlandish. Like, do any of these characters have a normal, stable life that doesn't have any kind of crazy attached to it?
While this review makes it seem like I didn't like this book, I actually did. I want to see where these two crazy kids go from the abrupt ending we get.(less)
I just can't. This book made me squirm in a bad way. Not at all my idea of a romance. Especially given the excerpt of a novella about Nick in th...more1 star
I just can't. This book made me squirm in a bad way. Not at all my idea of a romance. Especially given the excerpt of a novella about Nick in the back of the book... that happens mere months before he reunites with the "love of his life" Eyeroll. Just blech.(less)
Addicted to You is not my typical book of choice. A sex addict and an alcoholic finding love... together? I went into this with an open mind an...more4 stars
Addicted to You is not my typical book of choice. A sex addict and an alcoholic finding love... together? I went into this with an open mind and was pleasantly surprised.
Lily Calloway was a mess of a girl. She is a sex addict to start off with... that's one huge issue. She forgets to eat, her grades are shit, her parents are assholes and she's in a fake relationship with her best friend who also has an addiction. I will say, if Lily was a guy I wouldn't read this book. It's a total double standard, but I don't think I could read a book about a guy who constantly thinks about sex, sleeps with random guys and sometimes more than one, and does it anywhere that's available. But I stuck with her, and I was so glad I did. Her journey is a rough one, but she's got her best friend along for the ride.
Lo was probably my favorite part of the book. Yes, he's an alcoholic. But his devotion to Lily and their relationship truly made this book for me. His struggles with alcohol stem from a strained relationship with his father. He's never good enough in his father's eyes, and alcohol is always there to numb his feelings.
These two had such a road ahead of them and it was sometimes hard to continue on. But with the help of new friends and Lily's siblings, they found there way. Its not all sunshine and roses in the end, but its the start to a story that I can't wait to finish.
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I'm not going to do a run through on this because its pretty much all summarized in the actual book summary. I just felt the...more**spoiler alert** 3 stars
I'm not going to do a run through on this because its pretty much all summarized in the actual book summary. I just felt the need to put my thoughts about it here because I'm kind of pissed off.
Unlike a lot of people, I liked Mia. I felt she was justified in pursuing something with her high school crush, Noah. She got messed over by her husband, and when she thinks she can take him back he goes on a month long business trip. She was a mother to two little girls and needed to find herself. She didn't heat on her vows, she just tried to work things out her own way.
Declan, however is who I didn't like. Not only did he cheat on Mia (semantics aside) he actually did it in a premeditated way. He didn't just hook up with this woman when he first meets her over alcohol. He actually takes her room key and meets her the next day... after lying to his wife about having to stay an extra day. How come this is never brought up? That's worse because he actually planned it. Maybe he didn't really know what would happen, but he knew it wasn't anything a faithful husband would do. And the fact that he felt like it was okay was just wrong. When your wife, the mother of your children, is in a bit of a slump from taking care of your two small children, you don't act selfish and make everything about you.
And the fact that it all wraps up so neatly was also ridiculous. Declan sings her a song at a bar and its all good? Yeah, no thank you.
I actually liked the majority of this book because I liked Mia. But I can't get on board with how it ended. I would read something by this author, this just didn't work for me.(less)
I wanted to like this one, and in the beginning I did. However, toward the end I considered DNFing it. It felt like the story had ended and we...more2 stars
I wanted to like this one, and in the beginning I did. However, toward the end I considered DNFing it. It felt like the story had ended and we were just getting day to day retellings of their life together. I stuck with it and skimmed the last 20%. Definitely not my favorite KA by a long shot.(less)
Wowza. This story completely caught me off guard. I went into it expecting another rich, billionaire knockoff of 50 Shades or Bared to You. But...more5 stars
Wowza. This story completely caught me off guard. I went into it expecting another rich, billionaire knockoff of 50 Shades or Bared to You. But what I got was something completely different. Yes there were some clumsy female moments and domineering hero clichés... but it was all done so right.
Chloe is a 20 year old woman who's had a rough life. Her family isn't her favorite subject, and she's hiding pain from an incident that happened in high school. She takes an intern job for a company to further her law studies. She just wants to succeed and make it through the day. This is where she meets Ethan Frost, the owner of the company she works for.
Ethan Frost is a self made millionaire who started the company from the ground up. He's gorgeous, smart, funny and super charming. When these two meet, its not in the most flattering of ways... but Ethan sees something in Chloe and the pursuing begins. I was astounded by the chemistry these two had. I felt it and loooved how Ethan treated Chloe from the beginning.
Then of course, things start falling apart. Chloe explains her past and Ethan is so understanding. But when Ethan starts acting distant Chloe doesn't know what to do. And the ending... I was shocked. This leaves you hanging. Not so much with the relationship between Ethan and Chloe, but with a blast from Chloe's unfortunate past. I don't know how I'm going to be able to wait for the next one to come out.
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I'm giving this 2 stars only for the writing and effort put into this book. Because that's the only plus I could find out of this horrible imit...more2 stars
I'm giving this 2 stars only for the writing and effort put into this book. Because that's the only plus I could find out of this horrible imitation of 50 Shades.
The 'hero' was manipulative to a level that I found disgusting. It wasn't for Ari's own good but to bully her into being in a ridiculous controlling 'relationship'. There were times when the author tried to inject emotion in Rafe but it fell flat... he was a selfish guy who used women because he was jilted in the past.
I got this for free so all wasn't lost. I just wanted to throw my kindle every 10 pages or so.(less)
Selling Scarlett was a crazy rollercoaster for me. The book begins and you're thrown headfirst...moreARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review
Selling Scarlett was a crazy rollercoaster for me. The book begins and you're thrown headfirst into the complication that is Hunter's life. I was so confused for the first 20% of this book. I really had no idea what was going on, or where this book took place, or even who the 20,000 people were that were introduced. It finally started making sense once we got more of Elizabeth and Hunter's inner thoughts.
I won't go into detail about the plot, because it just gets more ridiculous as the book goes on. There's a disappearance, a murder, an accident, someone's in a coma... and the selling of Elizabeth's virginity. And that's just a few of the things that we encounter. It was pretty fast paced, and I did want to see what was going to happen next. I'm a curious girl.
I will say that I did believe in Hunter and Elizabeth as a couple. Even with everything going on, and Hunter being a shady SOB, I actually did connect with their relationship and its progression.
So this wasn't really a winner for me, but it definitely kept me entertained.(less)
The story of Jack and Leila was actually a pretty fun ride. It took a while for me to really get connected with the story... the first 15% or...more3.5 stars
The story of Jack and Leila was actually a pretty fun ride. It took a while for me to really get connected with the story... the first 15% or so was spent setting up the story with descriptions of every person Leila came into contact with. And I didn't understand Jack's feelings for Leila until close to the end. However, once the story got going it did keep me engaged. The writing even improved towards the end. I will say that it ends on a cliffhanger that leaves me kind of iffy. Their relationship is a HFN that will hopefully lead to an HEA. (less)
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I wanted to read this book because the blurb looked interesting. I love college romance stor...moreI received this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
I wanted to read this book because the blurb looked interesting. I love college romance stories. But honestly, this book was a bit all over the place and there was a lot going on.
Sydney is a college student who is more into studying than partying. She had a traumatic experience with alcohol and has therefore sworn off anything that could make her out of control. The one interesting thing about Sydney is that she's in love with her roommate's boyfriend, Evan. She and Evan have been just friends for two years, but she's been pining for him all that time. Now I can usually get behind a story like this, but she's kind of obsessive in her undercover love. She's constantly thinking about him and finding ways for them to hang out.
I liked Evan, but he did need a firm talking to. Flirting and kissing someone who's not your girlfriend is a big no-no. Obviously forces bring them together and allow them to start a relationship, but it just felt off. When someone new comes into the picture, Sydney went a little crazy. I kept thinking she was a bit of a hypocrite. Karma can sometimes be a bitch.
There's an entire theme throughout the book that deals with alcohol and its effects. Sydney's staunch beliefs on the subject sometimes made the book feel more like a lesson on alcohol awareness than a romance. Also, the ending is a cliffhanger. Its not terrible but its a cliffhanger all the same. I'll probably read the second book because I hate starting a story and not knowing the conclusion.
This is author B.D. Rowe's first book and its really well written. Yes, the plot if kind of a mess but the writing was what kept me going.
This book has me a little baffled. I can understand all the amazing reviews because this book is something different but done really well. Howe...more3 stars
This book has me a little baffled. I can understand all the amazing reviews because this book is something different but done really well. However, I just never felt connected to the characters. The writing was fantastic and I enjoyed the story enough. It's just that Fred and Viv/Nicholas never clicked for me. I think this book just wasn't my cup of tea.(less)