Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn


Rating: 5 stars

Title: Nine Minutes

Author: Beth Flynn

Publisher: Beth Flynn

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense, Mystery

Length: 326 pages

Summary:

On May 15, 1975, fifteen-year-old Ginny Lemon is abducted from a convenience store in Fort Lauderdale by a member of one of the most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs in South Florida.

From that moment on, her life is forever changed. She gets a new name, a new identity and a new life in the midst of the gang’s base on the edge of the Florida Everglades—a frightening, rough and violent world much like the swamps themselves, where everyone has an alias and loyalty is tantamount to survival.

And at the center of it all is the gang’s leader, Grizz: massive, ruggedly handsome, terrifying and somehow, when it comes to Ginny, tender. She becomes his obsession and the one true love of his life.

So begins a tale of emotional obsession and manipulation, of a young woman ripped from everything she knows and forced to lean on the one person who provides attention, affection and care: her captor. Precocious and intelligent, but still very much a teenager, Ginny struggles to adapt to her existence, initially fighting and then coming to terms with her captivity. 

Will she be rescued? Will she escape? Will she get out alive—or get out at all? Part psychological thriller, part coming-of-age novel, filled with mystery, romance and unexpected turns, Nine Minutes takes readers into the world of one motorcycle gang and inside the heart of a young girl, whose abduction brought about its fall.


Review:

Beth Flynn is a genius. 

Holy smokes what did I just read? This book grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let go. When you get to the end you're like what did I just read? I usually can tell you how a book is going to be throughout the book, but not with this book. Wow, just wow. There are twists and turns in this book I did not see coming. I'm still kind of dumbfounded.

I can see how she fell in love with Grizz. Grizz  does love her, he spoils her, she gets whatever she wants but isn't a princess. Unfortunately she see's some things regarding the club that she doesn't like at all so she stays out of club business as much as possible.  She's pretty much a loaner with a few exceptions. 

I don't know if I should feel stupid for not seeing how this book was going to end or just say the author is a genius. As you can see from the first sentence of this review, I'm going with Beth Flynn is a genius!

I cannot wait for the sequel to this book. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Wings Over Poppies by J.A. DeRouen




Rating: 4.5 Star

Title: Wings Over Poppies

Author: J.A. DeRouen

Publisher: J.A. DeRouen

Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Length: 230 pages

Summary:

Perfection. One word. Three syllables. Every reason why I’ll never have the one thing I truly want. I stand dutifully on the pedestal he’s built, waiting for the day he truly sees me.

Then one amazing night, he lets down his walls, only to leave me the next day. 

Years have passed, and I’ve tried to move on with my life. But I still dream of him. I still miss him everyday. The memories haunt me. How can I look to the future when my past remains a mystery? The time has come to find the boy who stole my heart and ran away without a word.

But not everyone who is lost wants to be found.


My name is Alexandra Fontaine, and this is my story of unfinished love. 

Wings Over Poppies is book #2 in the Over series and can be read as a standalone novel. 



Review:

This is the first time that I have read this author and she is amazing! This book is the second part in the series Over and I did not read the first book and I didn't feel lost by not reading it. Will I go back and read the first book, Hope Over Fear, yes, I will because I absolutely loved this book.

This book will not only break your heart but it will put it back together again stronger than before. I don't read a lot of second chance romance, so I'm really glad that I read this one. Seriously, the author pulls you in with the blurb alone. AND here's a plus, the book lived up to the blurb. Have you read a blurb and go "Wow, that sounds like a great book! I need to read it!"? Then you read that book and you're like "what just happened? That blurb lied!" That's not what happens in this book.

You get to meet Alex and West, see their friendship develop from 6 years ago, laugh with them, cry with them. Then you get to see them now, see what they've become, see who they've become as adults. You'll want to smack West a few times and tell Alex don't give up!  This book had me laughing on one page and then ready to cry 2 pages later. 

I adored this book and I hope you will too!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Never Never by Collen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher



Rating: 5 Stars

Title: Never Never (Book 1 of a series) This is a serial.
 
Author:  Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
 
Publisher: Hoover Ink
 
Genre:  Young Adult/Suspense/Romance

Length: 140 Pages   

Summary :  


Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.

Complete strangers since this morning.


He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget. 



Review
  
First, I want to address something I've been seeing around Facebook and on various review sites. Please note the part above where I mention that this is a serial. This is noted on the Amazon page. The authors announced this ahead of the release and it has been fairly well known within the book/reading community. As part one of a serial, this book ends in a major cliffhanger. I've seen lots and lots of people complaining about this. The authors have announced that the second book will be out in mid-May. I have no idea if there is a part three or when it will be out if there is. So now you have been warned. If you choose to purchase this book, do it with the full knowledge that there is a cliffhanger and it's a serial.

Wow. Just wow. This book pulls you in and doesn't let you go until the end of the ride. Even then, you'll be thinking about it for days. Strap in and put the safety bar down, because you're gonna need it with this one! There are so many twists and turns in this book that you're not going to know which way is up when the ride is over.

I love Silas. He's a total sweetheart (so far) and seems to genuinely care about people. Especially Charlie. Even without knowing the full story, he knows that she's important to him, and that's all that matters. Charlie is a little harder. She's a little more abrasive and a little harder to like but she grows on you. She's independent and determined. She also redeems herself by how she treats her little sister and the fact that she's not liking who she used to be.

Overall, I loved this book. I loved the fact that I couldn't stop thinking about it for days afterwards. I love that I am completely clueless as to where this may or may not be headed when I'm usually really good at figuring things out. And I absolutely cannot wait for May!

Purchase Never Never (Volume 1) on Amazon. (Just click the title)

'Til Death Volume 2 by Bella Jewel


Rating: 5 stars

Title: 'Til Death Volume 2

Author: Bella Jewel

Publisher: Bella Jewel

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Dark

Pages: 152 pages

Summary:

You know how it went for me.
You know what he did.
You know the fire he left inside my soul when he crushed me into a thousand tiny pieces.
Since Marcus, my life has been a blur of emptiness.
Since Marcus there has been nothing.
I’m alone, my Mom is dwindling and I feel nothing but emptiness. I work long, I work hard, but why? There’s no longer anything to fight for.
I know I have to face him. I know I have to go back. To fix my life, I have to break my ties to him.
Seeing Marcus again will destroy me, but it’s time to finish this.
I don’t expect the bitter, twisted emotions I’ll feel when I see him again, and when I lose everything once more, because of him, the only thing on my mind is revenge.
But how do you hurt someone you still love so deeply?
How can I still care for a monster? How can he still make me feel?
Our story is the most complicated of them all, it’s far from beautiful, it’s far from perfect, it’s just a twisted mess of emotion that neither of us knows how to fix.
But we will fix it. You’ll see.
 




Review:

Wow! I literally had tears and my nose was burning from trying not to cry. This book has it all. The story that will break your heart, you'll get to see the strength that it takes to come back from the deepest part of despair and hatred. You get to see what it takes for a strong man to fall to his knees and then fight for what he wants, what he needs. You get to see what lengths a man in love will do for the woman he loves. 

He becomes the man that he should have been if his family wouldn't have been the way that they were. The family that molded him to what he had become. He was a good man underneath all of that and it took love, despair to bring that out in him. This book will break your heart a few times but it will put it back together again. 

I do not recommend reading this conclusion in public. I'm serious, I literally had to look away from my tablet, sniff, look at the ceiling so that the tears wouldn't roll down my face. I'm not a pretty crier. I loved this book. I read fast, so that I read both of these books fairly quickly. So if you're looking for something quick, steamy, something that will make you feel, put a tear in your eye then I definitely recommend Til Death Vol 1 & 2.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

'Til Death Volume 1 by Bella Jewel


Rating: 4 stars

Title:' Til Death Volume 1

Author: Bella Jewel

Publisher: Bella Jewel Publishing

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Dark

Pages: 196 pages

Summary:

They say there's a fine line between love and hate.
There is.
I married a douchebag.
I didn't know it at the time.
He came in like a handsome stranger and blew me off my feet.
I fell madly in love, like the naive girl I am.
Then he left me high and dry.
Turns out, I was nothing more than a business plan for billionaire playboy, Marcus Tandem.
He needed to be married in order to obtain his grandfathers business, and I was the poor victim in his path.
I believed in what we had, until the truth reared its ugly head.
I never meant anything to Marcus. Not a damned thing.
With my world spinning on its axis, the girl I once was has long since died.
Instead he left me as this empty, emotionless shell.
I may have made a vow before God to love and cherish him ‘Til Death do we part, but it’s time for me to give back to Marcus, exactly what he gave me.
He has to pay.



Review:

Oh my goodness, what to say about this book. This book is smoking hot! I do mean smoking!

You have Katia, who works hard for what she has in life. She goes to work everyday for a jerk, works long hours for little pay, takes care of her mother who is partially invalid. Then you have, Marcus, a man with money, has his own business, used to getting his own way. He sees Katia just when he needs a wife and decides she'll do.  He does everything that he can to make her fall in love with him and she does. He pulls all the stops out and they get married.

He doesn't know how to love and doesn't want to. Why would he - his life is great just the way it is. She wants more than he is giving, she wants him to love her. He wants things to stay the same. Then one day it all comes crashing down on her. When she confronts Marcus is he going to lie or is he going to tell her the truth, no matter what the cost?

This book is Part 1 of a 2 part series.

Knockout by Tracey Ward


Rating: 4.5

Title: Knockdown

Author: Tracey Ward

Publisher: Tracey Ward (Guess)

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Sports

Pages: 377 pages

Summary:

Kellen Coulter has a way with women. A boxer from the wrong side of town, he worked his way through the wealthy daughters at Weston High with a brilliant smile, sweet words and vacant eyes. No one gets close. No one gets through. No one knows the secrets hiding inside.

No one but me. I'm the only girl he's ever let in. The only one who has ever truly seen him. When we met I was just a kid, an old soul with an open ear and a full understanding of what it was to be misunderstood by everyone around you. But even I didn't know the demons sleeping inside him. Not until now.

Not until it might be too late.

This is not a cookie cutter romance.
It is a knockdown, heartbreaking journey through friendship, love, and loss - all to find the one person who can see you clear as day, even when you've lost all sight of yourself.


Review:

At 50% of this book my heart had been broken like 3 times.

Kellen had nothing growing up except for this brain and his boxing. He's a very smart kid and great in the ring. He gets into trouble and his lawyer knows he's not a bad kid. The lawyer actually brings him to the house and lets him hang. Kellen grows closer to the family and makes friends with youngest daughter, Jenna, but starts dating the oldest daughter, Laney.

Laney, the oldest, is a spoiled little princess that you just want to throat punch. I just wanted to tell her "grow up". Then you have Laney's mom and she has her moments (you'll find where Laney gets her attitude from), I know my mouth dropped a few times on how she thinks and talks.

Kellen goes to college but stays in their lives. He dates Laney off and on and stays friends with Jenna throughout it all. Kellen and Jenna had so much to work through but they never gave up. They stayed friends through it all. Kellen also helps Jenna realize her dreams too. He keeps pushing her to get what she wants.

When it's their turn at love, do they take the chance, do they risk it all, do they jeopardize their friendship? Does Jenna risk the hate of her sister for getting together with Kellen? Heck yeah, they do, otherwise what would be the point?

The only thing I didn't like about this book is that Kellen dated Laney throughout so much of this book. Jenna was private to too much about their relationship and it was breaking her heart. I understand why the author did it but I didn't personally care for it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

On Solid Ground by Melissa Collins




Rating: 3.5 Stars

Title: On Solid Ground

Author: Melissa Collins

Publisher: M Collins Author LLC

Genre: MM Romance

Length: 253 pages

Summary:

When Jacob "Dax" Daxton returns home from war, he has to fight a new battle - the one to find his place in the world. The man who normally has a clear path to victory surrounded by brothers in combat is suddenly lost and alone. After meeting Beckett Ridge, a bearded tattoo artist, Dax's journey begins winding down an unexpected path.

Still reeling from events that shook his foundation, Beck has never been part of anything meaningful. Now faced with responsibilities foreign and daunting, Dax's broken spirit mends Beck in ways he never even knew he was destroyed.

As both struggle to find balance, they are healed by the comfort they find in one other. On the other side of chaos, they hope to find themselves On Solid Ground.



Review:

This book actually covers a few hard subjects that people don't like to talk about or people just want to ignore these subjects like it really isn't a problem in our society. 

Does anyone ever fall in love at the right time? Beckett and Dax have so much going on in their personal lives before they meet each other. Do they have to make the decision if now is going to be a good time for a relationship?

I felt for both of these men, they both had their issues. They were both struggling but for different reasons. You were drawn in to their stories and wanted to push them in the direction they needed to go. You felt their struggles and it brought tears to my eyes in a few places. This book also had some of the funniest conversations too. Some of the things that are said and the way that they are said will have you laughing out loud. 

I did feel that it was rushed in places, but that's just my personal opinion don't take it to heart. You may not feel like that at all. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Love In Rewind by Tali Alexander



Rating: 4 Stars

Title: Love In Rewind

Author: Tali Alexander

Publisher: Tali Alexander Books, Inc.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 344 pages

Summary:

Emily has the life every woman dreams of.

At 29, she has two beautiful kids, a live-in nanny, housekeeper, cook, and every imaginable luxury in the posh Upper East Side townhouse she shares with her drop-dead gorgeous husband, Louis Bruel. His company, Bruel Industries, owns a big chunk of New York CIty's most sought-after real estate, and together Emily and Louis embody the perfect hot fairy tale couple for ten happy years of marriage.

But when Louis mysteriously starts pushing Emily away, becoming distant and secretive, she is forced to search for the truth among the lies, scandal and heartbreak of his past that threaten to shatter her world. What she finds out will test the strength of her love and her vows to the man of her dreams.

Can Emily and Louis rewind far enough back to a time when life was simpler and love was all they needed? Follow their story with the help of some of their favorite songs from the 80's to discover just how deep and how far love will go.



Review

Ok, so I was in a book slump and asked for a recommendation from a friend. She recommended this book, so I gave it a try. (Thank you fellow bookie!)

I literally was up reading until 3 am. My blinks were getting long and I was mad that I was falling asleep. 

Louis and Emily. These two don't seem like they should fit together. He's older and has some serious money and in no way shape or form innocent. She comes from a well to do background, and she's an innocent and is very sheltered. I mean sheltered - sheltered. She's such a good girl. 

I love how the author uses 80's songs in the book to reflect on how her and her best friend communicate. I imagine this could be from me growing up listening to these songs, but even if you didn't grow up listening to them you know how they are feeling. 

You literally get see how their love is in rewind. You feel their love for each other, then you get to feel their heartache. My heart was beating in my chest like crazy! Tears were brimming in my eyes. 

The author drew me in, the characters were so real, the kindle was smoking in places, (he has a very dirty mouth) and the way she ended it! I was like seriously? You're gonna do me like that? Killing me! I cannot wait for the next book in this series! You get to meet Sarah  and get to know her in this book. She's Emily's best friend and is crazy funny and has no filter. This book is not a cliffhanger, you'll just want to read the next book, desperately.

Monday, January 19, 2015

PROMOTION: Shatter Me by Alex Grayson

 

Alex Grayson's book, Shatter Me, just released on January 12th, 2015. There are some tough situations in this book but at the heart of the book it's about domestic violence and domestic violence isn't pretty. Read on for some enticing teasers from the book!

****This book contains content like rape, drugs, and hard situations that may trigger bad memories for those that has been in similar situations. Not suitable for anyone under 18.****

I'm running, as fast and as far as I can. My past is trying to shatter me, but I am determined not to let it. I've come this far, I won't let it break me now.

I had to stop in a small town to get enough money to run again, but I found myself wanting to stay. The reason? Jaxon Walker. He doesn't make me so afraid. He comforts me. But how much comfort will it take before my walls shatter? And what happens when my past finds me? Will it destroy me finally or could Jax possibly save me?

My name is Bailey Winsor and this is my story.



*****

He finally looks to me and I'm struck dumb. He had the most stunning eyes. One eye is a violet color. But it's the other eye that stands out the most. It has two different colors. Both sides are violet, but one side has more of a cornflower blue tint to it. I have never seen anything like it. I know that it would be so easy to get lost in them.

He stands there, staring at me and I become fidgety. The intensity in his eyes is making me nervous, but I can't tear mine away. I reach up to make sure my hair was still covering my scar and find that it is. After what seems like an endless amount of time he says simply, "Not interested," and turns to walk away.

***** 


*****

In an attempt to ward off the blows, I duck my head and throw my arms up to either side of it, dropping the papers that are still clutched in my hand in the process. I clasp my hands behind my head and tuck my elbows in front of my face.

"No, please. I swear I didn't do anything." I whisper.

"Sweet Jesus," I hear muttered in return. I feel hands lightly grab my arms and I huddle even tighter into myself.

"Please, don't hurt me. I swear I'll be good, just please don't hurt me." I manage to whisper past the lump of emotions stuck in my throat. My cries are becoming hysterical, making it hard to take in air.

"Fuck!" A voice hisses as I feel arms wrap around me. I stiffen. What is Steven doing? He's never -not once-comforted me, especially during one of his rants.

Begging usually spurs him on more. I've learned to not give in to begging. It just makes it worse. It's what he wants. I normally just lie there and take the beating. This time though I give into the impulse to beg. I thought I managed to get away, but he found me.

***** 


 *****

I don't get a chance to reply because I see Jaxon out the corner of my eye walking out of the hallway. Andrew drops his hand and we both glance up to watch him make his way towards Shady's table. Shady has his back to Jaxon so he's clueless he has a very pissed off tattooed guy storming towards him.
When Jaxon gets to his table, he says not one word to him before he grabs the back of Shady's head and slams it face first against the wood. He then bends down to whisper something in his ear. Jaxon yanks Shady from his chair, still holding onto his neck and starts marching him towards the door.

People are scrambling to get out of his way. Shady's two friends begin to rise from their seats to follow, but Jaxon turns and points to them while saying something. It's too loud in the bar to catch what he says but whatever it is it causes them to sit back down. Jaxon and Shady disappear out the door.

I turn wide eyes to Andrew and ask, "What is he going to do?"

"He's gonna teach that stupid fuck to not mess with what's his."

***** 


 *****

His nostrils are flaring and his eyes are radiating heat so hot that it's a wonder that I haven't gone up in flames. His pupils are dilated and his breathing has become erratic. The only reason I recognize the emotion in his eyes is because I've seen it numerous times from Steven and his friends. Only this time it's not accompanied with malicious intent.

The desire in Jaxon's eyes doesn't so much as scare me because I worry about the harm he'll cause but because I actually like the desire I can clearly see on his face. I don't want to like it and I never thought I would like it. I also don't think I could ever let him do the things to me that I'm sure he's thinking. When I think of sex all I can picture is the various ways Steven would force me to service him and his sick and twisted associates. I may not completely trust him, but I know that sex with Jaxon would be different. I just don't think I could ever block out the images. Jaxon deserves better. He deserves someone that will give him all of their attention, not someone that would be visualizing all the ways sex could be bad.

I'm also worried that once Jaxon sees all the damage done to my body he'll look at me differently. My scars are definitely not the sexy battle scars that a lot of people carry. They are jagged lines and sunken in holes. They represent weakness and cowardliness, not bravery and loyalty. Would he look at me with revulsion and pity?

"Holy Christ," I hear Jaxon say under his breath. His eyes are squeezed tight and it sounds like he's pleading with me when he says. "Please go get dressed, Angel."

I'm a little confused by his request and stand there and stare at him. It looks as though he's in pain. I don't understand why he would be and I don't like that it looks like he is.

He's already dropped my hand but now he takes a step back. He opens his eyes and zeroes in on me. "Fuck." He hisses out. "Bailey, I really need you to leave and go get dressed. Now." He grits the last out between clenched teeth.

***** 


 *****

Jaxon reaches down and scoops me up into his arms. The move is so sudden that I let out a loud yelp and throw my arms around his neck.
 
Jaxon isn't fazed by my yelp and starts chuckling while he carries me down the hallway.

"It's okay, I've got you." He says while still chuckling.

He doesn't set me down until we reach the bed. He gently lays me down in the middle and then reaches for the comforter. I'm forced to lift myself so he can pull it back. He sits down and starts pulling off his boots. I lay on my side huddled into a ball and watch him. He then gets up and removes his jacket and places it at the end of the bed.

Tonight he's wearing his standard black shirt and ripped jeans. Jaxon sits back on the bed and lays down, bringing the covers with him. I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed that he didn't remove his shirt.

He rolls towards me and opens his arms. "Come here, Angel." He says softly.

Hesitantly, I scooch over to him. He puts his arm around me and maneuvers me until my back is facing his front. Once that's done he has one arm wrapped around my middle with his hand tucked under my side. The arm that I'm lying on goes around my neck and lays diagonal across my chest and is resting on top of my arm. He buries his face in my hair and takes a deep breath. I am completely wrapped in Jaxon. I thought I would be nervous and a little uncomfortable lying in bed with Jaxon but it's the opposite. I love it.

He releases a sigh. "Thank you. I've wanted to hold you like this for a while now." He shifts slightly to bend his knees, which causes me to bend mine as well.

***** 



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Friday, January 16, 2015

Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers #1) by J.A. Redmerski




Rating: 3.5 Stars

Title: Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers #1)

Author: J.A. Redmerski

Publisher: J.A. Redmerski

Genre: Contemporary/Romance Suspense

Length: 396 pages

Summary:  

Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.

Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don't go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.

While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Nicklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.

As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor's brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.

This is their story...



Review:

I haven't read this type of book in a long time and this author has made me miss them. This is also the first book by this author that I have read, thank you to my buddy read and that she recommended this book for me.

I was thrown right into the action of this book as soon as I started it. The action continued throughout the book all the way to the end. I can't wait to read the next book in this series,  but I am hoping that there is more romance in it. When I was getting towards the end of the book I was like "oh, this better not be end." I was actually holding my breath at the end of each chapter. 

Sarai, this poor girl. I can't even imagine going through what she has and be sane. She has been through so much, and she has endured it but wants out so bad. She sees her chance and takes it. Victor, he's breaking all the rules for this girl. She knew it would change her life if she got away, but she didn't realize how it was going to change it. She gets caught up in the things that Victor has shown her and she likes it.  I can't wait to see what she does now that her life has taken on a different direction.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Drawn to You by Vanessa Booke



Rating: 4 Stars

Title: Drawn To You

Author: Vanessa Booke

Publisher: Vanessa Booke (I think)

Genre: Contemporary Romantic/Erotica

Length: 76 pages

Summary:

Your whole world can change in a single moment-a reckless moment where you let go of your inhibitions and you lose control.

I pride myself of never losing control, but somehow, I did with her.

It started with a promise, It grew with a kiss. And it ended in heartbreak.

My name is Tristan Knight and this is my story. I'm not your average New York millionaire. In fact, when this story begins I am nothing to no one except her. My best friend's little sister - the light among the darkness.


Review:

This prequel shows us how it all got started and I honestly can't wait to read the next book in this series.

Who keeps a promise 4 years after its made? Who remembers a promise they made 4 years ago? Tristan does and he follows through on that promise.

This short story will squeeze your heart with what happens at the beginning, then your heart will crack with what happens at the end of it. This book shows you how innocent Emily was and how dark Tristan was. It shows you glimpses of how Tristan's life was and what he went through.

The author draws you in from the very first paragraph and doesn't let you go until the very end.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

NEW RELEASE! The Morrigan: Raven Heart by Adana Presley




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The Morrigan: Raven Heart by Adana Presley

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The battle between Ulster and Connacht has gone on for centuries. The Morrigan is no stranger to Queen Meba and her deceptive schemes. One evening under a twilight battle the Morrigan, goddess of death finds favor in a fiery warrior name Cuhullian. Cuhullian is the demigod of war and greatest warrior of Ulster.

Cuhullian and the Morrigan join forces against Connacht, but Queen Meba is a skilled and conniving woman. Queen Meba pushes the Morrigan and Cuhullian to the brink when their feelings for each other have just began to form. They will each have to fight for their love and the battle will take them into unknowns where lives will be lost.

Find out what happens to the Morrigan and Cuhullian when Queen Meba seeks to destroy everything that they’ve ever loved.

Adapted form the original Irish myth of the Morrigan and Cu Cuhulainn, Adana Presley warps a story about new beginnings and second chances.

*Suitable for those 18+ due to adult language and content. 




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Friday, January 9, 2015

Statistic by Dawn Robertson







Rating: 3 1/2 Stars

Title:  Statistic
 
Author:  Dawn Robertson
 
Publisher: Dawn Robertson (I think)
 
Genre:  Contemporary Romance/Suspense

Length: 199 Pages   

Summary :  


Four Men.
One Woman.
And one of the hardest choices Aurora Alexander will ever have to make.

Newly divorced, single mother Aurora is desperately trying to move on with her life. After a string of unsuccessful blind dates, she turns to internet dating.

Everyone does it, so it has to be safe.

Right?

Hot one night stands. Sexting. And an Alpha man who sweeps her off of her feet. Aurora thinks she has found her happily ever after. But among her suitors is one man who plays by a different set of rules, someone who isn’t who he says.

Will Aurora figure out who doesn’t have her best interest at heart?

Or is she destined to become a Statistic?




Review

**We did a buddy read in my book club where we were paired up with another member and chose a book for each other. This is the book that was chosen for me by my buddy. It was a fun experience and I hope we do it again at some point! It's fun to be introduced to new books and/or authors and see what other friends are reading and what they like. I hope she likes the one I picked for her!**

Now on to the review....  

This is a hard book to review without giving too much away. I think I did okay and this shouldn't need a spoiler warning. Proceed at your own risk though.

I went into this a little blind. I read the blurb but didn't read any of the reviews (still haven't) and thought okay, this sounds interesting! Then the prologue completely threw me because it sounded like it was going to go in a completely different direction than I was anticipating from the blurb. And, boy did it!

The book was really good. A few wrong words here and there that became a little annoying. And she screwed up the names in the middle of the book and left it that way for the rest of the book. It was just a middle name, so it shouldn't have been a big deal, and wouldn't have been if she didn't keep having people address the hero with his first and middle names. Once it was changed, it did stay consistent though, it didn't keep changing back and forth. She also used the "c" word, which is probably the one word that I hate the most but she only used it once. I'm no prude, I just don't like that word, personally, and it jars me out of the action when I see it. *Editing to also add: Aurora has only had one sexual partner - her husband, who was also her high school sweetheart. She was very unsure of herself, seemed to have low self esteem and maybe even a little shy...this just didn't seem like the kind of word she would use.

I liked Aurora, she was likable and fun, and her little boy was cute. The difficulties between Aurora and her ex-husband were believable as were the issues that Aurora had because of it.

The suspense built. I suspected everybody...and I did manage to figure out part of it. I'm usually pretty good about figuring things out ahead of time. Then came the end with a HUGE TWIST that I didn't see coming and I gotta say, I was ready to strangle the author! The author's first words after the end of the book were literally "Ok. I know. Ya'll hate me right now." Seriously! I was pissed!

That said, it is a good book and worth reading. It has a good message about being careful about internet dating, likable characters, interesting plot and is paced well. She wrote the little kids very well, which some authors can't pull off. There will be a sequel but it doesn't have what I really considered a cliffhanger. 

There's also a teaser chapter of the sequel at the end, so you get a little peek, although it hasn't been released yet. I haven't decided yet if I want to read it or not.


If you read it, come back and let me know what you think! 
 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Yep, I'm a Slacker


Yep, I'm a total slacker.

Aside from the fact that 2014 was a totally shitty year for me, I've been in a writing slump. I read books but for some reason, when it comes to writing the review, I just couldn't make myself do it. I'd think about it! But I'd never do it. I think they were too long and I'd get intimidated by it.

So one of my goals for 2015 is to be better about writing my reviews again. Even if they are short and sweet reviews instead of my long, involved reviews that I normally write with the typical format that I use.

I'm also doing the PopSugar 2015 Reading Challenge (list for that to follow) and will be posting reviews for those books as I go.

So check back this year for lots of reviews. Hopefully I'll be able to do a giveaway or two if I get enough followers!

Happy New Year!