Monday, 31 March 2014

Review: Bad Things


Bad Things
Bad Things by R.K. Lilley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Well this was another perfect example of how addictive R.K. Lilleys book are. I loved the Up in the air series and couldn't wait to hear what happened between Tristan and Danika from their brief moments in the other books. They were fiesty, exciting and full of secrets and that's just from those small appearances in the Up In The Air series. Bad Things just shows how addictive these characters really are. Tristan and Danika are perfect for each other. They start of as friends, amazing close friends. If it wasn't for the smoking hot chemistry between them, their friendship would be perfect. They manage to hold off from doing anything stupid for a surprisingly long time and just enjoy being friends. Yet you know it's just a matter of time. Little touches turn far more intense and stoke the fire burning between them. Once they let it take over though, it's obvious that they are more than just intense in bed. They are both so passionate that jealousy can run rife. Especially when they are both really gorgeous and coveted by anyone they encounter. Lots of obstacles are thrown at them both and how they handle it each time is sometimes funny, sometimes shocking. I was certainly holding my breath a few times, waiting for the bomb to drop. Some fantastic characters in this book besides the main two. Frankie, who also makes appearance in the Up In The Air trilogy is a regular in this book, and I love her too. She has such a great personality and full of fun, James Cavendish also pops in and is as perfect as he was in the other books. This actually made me want to re-read In Flight again. Must admit there was some tear jerker moments in the latter half that was shocking and sad. Made for a great finish to part 1.



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Friday, 28 March 2014

Review: Fifty Shades Freed


Fifty Shades Freed
Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Again, it flowed so amazingly well into the final part in the trilogy. If I had to say one thing I was slightly disappointed that this story skipped over the 'big event' that happened between the 2nd and 3rd books. I would of liked to have read through that part as it was happening but the flash backs were good and it gave a taster of the important bits. Like the other 2 books in the series there is always so much going on and no boring slow parts that I can understand why some bits I assume had to be just thought back on not actually happening, to squeeze in all the rest of the hard core action going on all the time. To carry such a good relationship with the characters and throw in yet another exciting and surprising twist into the story is pretty impressive and made it very hard to put down....again! There's always so much going on in these books I think that's why I loved them so much. Great ending to the trilogy, so great I was actually really sad and kind of lost when i knew it had come to end. I sat and twiddled my thumbs for a bit not sure what to do, then I did what everyone else probably did, hunted like a wild animal after scraps....for anything that was similar or closely along the lines of these books to get another fix. There started a fascination with trying to find books with incredible dominant lead men in. It's pretty hard to top these books those, in fact I don't think I've found anything yet. I shall continue the hunt. :)



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Review: Fifty Shades Darker


Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Excellent second part to the trilogy. Usually it worries me going on to the next book in a series as to whether it will be as good as the first. So i'm very wary as i start reading but there was no need with this one. It was great, carrying straight on from the end of the last one not months down the line (which i hate) it grips you straight away again. The intensity is just as good, the chemistry is even better and theres even a nice interesting plot to contend with alongside the main relationship in the story. So i was totally hooked again straight away and my attention didn't waver at all. I can always tell how good a book is by whether i take breaks or not and i continuously read this to the wee small hours as i couldn't bare to stop for anything. Even sustenance breaks were a push at one point! Overall 4.5 stars!! :)



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Review: Fifty Shades of Grey


Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Ok, Firstly, i have to admit i do love this book, i can overlook the really annoying inner goddess parts that almost had me getting a black marker pen and scrubbing those parts out...to make it more readable next time. I really did have a hard time getting my head around someone having such an amazing sex life and still having time to think ridiculous thoughts whilst it happens, do people really think like that?!?!?! Anyway aside from that little pet peeve i really did become addicted to the story and loved how there was never a dull moment and i never had to skim read (i try not to but it does happen occasionally) of course it 100% helped that i fell in love with Christian Grey and felt the need to imagine there is another Christian Grey out there for me somewhere, (Sorry Husband :-/ ). Anastasia was ok, not one of my favourite lead girlies, quite irritating and probably in dire need of a poke in the eye (thats quite nice of me ;)) but Christian more than made up for it. It took me a while to getting around to read the books as the blurb didn't really grab me, i had no idea there was anything to do with BDSM in the storyline i walked in to it blind, which is great as it blew me away when i got there and i loooooove a bit of something risqué and naughty in my books. Thank goodness i read them before all the media hype went crazy or it would of spoilt it for me. I was certainly desperate for book 2 though and luckily as i read it a little later all 3 were out, yayy! That all said, fantastic breath stopping love story with excellent extra helping of sauce and nuts. ;)



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Review: Embrace


Embrace
Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Seems like ages since i read this book, but i can remember it really well (good sign).
Really great start to an excellent series. I immediately loved the central characters, they were easy to like and chemistry clung to the relationship between Violet and Lincoln, and also between Violet and Phoenix whom i must say i had a huge crush on. Typical bad boy who wouldn't?
The actual content was one of my favourite types of paranormal, Angels.
I also love how everything creeps on Violet, she is a typical girl who thinks nothing is out of the norm until she starts having disturbing dreams and other strange things start to happen. Theres a lot for her to learn and have to get her head around, and her friend/boy crush seems to know the answers. I know this is quite a repetitive theme to a lot of paranormal/YA books but i do love it and it's done really well in Embrace. I couldn't wait to jump in to book 2 and continue through Violet's journey. 5 stars!!



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Review: Wither


Wither
Wither by Lauren DeStefano

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This was one of those surprisingly good books, I read a few chapters not really knowing what to expect. I hadn't read many dystopia genre books and wasn't sure if it was something I would like but I needed something new and decided to pursue this book. It started off quite fast paced, Rhine, the lead in this story explains what has happened to her world and life and how she lives now after things have changed quite dramatically since experiments have now limited the life span of humans to 25 years for Males and 20 years for females. Thus leading to a pretty crazed existence for most. Young girls are being kidnapped and sold to Men for the purpose of creating more children and this is what happens to Rhine. You follow her journey from the kidnapping to her new life as a bride. So that's when it all starts you learn she is one of 3 brides and you meet the new husband and his father. It slows down from then on but not so that it's boring just so you can fully understand the characters. You want to hate Linden, Rhine's new husband but he's actually quite endearing in an annoying way and I felt bad for actually wanting Rhine to love him back. Time is always the biggest factor looming over their heads and you get to see how they all deal with this. There is a lot of emotion in this story and makes for quite a rocky road of reading. The ending you see coming but I kind of hoped it wouldn't happen but now it has I really don't know what to expect. Very good, unique story full of emotion. Can't wait to read the next one.



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Review: Intuition


Intuition
Intuition by Amy A. Bartol

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Well, it's not often I can say that the 2nd book surpasses the first but this time, it did!!! There was a small part at the start when Evie & the Angels go snowboarding that I really hated, they were talking in what I can only assume is 'snowboarding language' and I didn't understand a word of it and ultimatly got bored and didn't see the relevance of them talking like it for so long but anyways, after that it was amazing!! Full on action, no boring bits to skim through. I also loved the new addition of the Gancanagh guys. I have a soft spot for Brennus too. I do feel that sometimes some of the characters who have obvious strong accents can be a bit annoying to read in conversation, Russell with his y'all to extreme even when he's thinking and now the Irish pronounced and spelt words, I find I spend too much time trying to understand what they are saying that I lose part of what's going on, but thats just me. Evie really should gain a little self preservation, I do feel I want to shake her and tell her to be selfish and try to survive. Yet saying that she is certainly becoming an excellent kick-ass Angel. She's evolving quicker and with that she's becoming fiesty and not to be messed with, I love this side of her. I'm glad to see Reed back by the end but who knows what's in store for number 3. Can't wait.



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Review: Inescapable


Inescapable
Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Fan-flippin-tastic. I absolutly loved this book, I've had it downloaded on my ipad and then my nook for ages just sat there looking really pretty with it's cover. I have no idea why i hadn't read it sooner, but I wish I had! Ok so I have a nasty habit of reading too much about a book before I read it so I know the main gist of it and it's not totally a surprise, but for some reason I hadn't read anything about this book and I couldn't remember the blurb either, so it was all a mystery. I had no idea what anyone was including Evie or Reed (the main characters) so I went in blind for a change and loved having to guess. Great love triangle in the story too, I like to pick a side. :) When you do start getting the background to the story, what the paranormal (for lack of better term) element is you realise how much detail has gone into it. Also plenty of action from the gorgeous men fighting quite a bit. Hopefully book 2 will continue as fast paced and full of action, we shall soon see. 4.8 stars as I'm not totally sure yet whether I liked the big change at the end with Russell. Hmmm



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Review: Angelfall


Angelfall
Angelfall by Susan Ee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Wow, the great reviews for this book are spot on. I absolutly love anything angel related and always feel nervous as to what direction each book will take. Well this one is one of the best, I love the twists and turns along the way and the gritty, realistic hardness in this world instead of all the glam, polished 'prettyness' that usually covers it all. Nothing was spared for the reader and I felt totally engrossed. Another great thing I found was how it opens your eyes to the possibilities and makes you think. I'm of course left desperate to read the next one and find out what becomes of the 2 leads, hoping of course that they find each other and really soon. Excellent book, 100% recommended!!



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Review: Let the Sky Fall


Let the Sky Fall
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Really, really loved this book. So refreshing to read something completely new to me. I will never feel the same around wind anymore. :) i loved the detail that went into this, makes you really think about elements around us.
The characters were great. Vane was totally likeable, i loved his sense of humour and honesty and the way he feels about Audra gives it the romantic aspect i love. Audra is also a great character, very dedicated and driven but also has a vulnerability about her that is really endearing and makes you want to route for her.
Excellent twists and turns along the way, i didn't guess what was coming before it did, like i usually do. Slower pace to start with but it more than heats up towards the latter part of the book and i had hard time pulling myself away from the story.
Typically frustrated at the end, cursing the amount of time i have to wait for the next one to be released but i'm sure the wait will be worth it. :)



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REVIEW - Captive in the Dark - CJ Roberts




TITLE - Captive In The Dark


AUTHOR - CJ Roberts





Synopsis:


Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.

My Review:


Very dark, still not sure how I feel about this one. So many things about it scream how wrong it is, but then at the same time the stupid-sucker-for-a-romantic-ending in me just wants the dark and nasty side of this to turn all undying love.

Plus the lover of all things wrong, nasty, and disturbing is completely addicted to all the action and tense moments.

I would like to think that this is going to end, in a crazy romance kind of way. The lead characters certainly have the chemistry, and it's heading in that direction, despite all the nasty stuff that Olivia has to go through to get there, it's just done in quite a brutal way.

Very screwed up that Caleb is, he seems to want her but it's conflicting with his revenge plan, that is so much bigger than everything else in his world. A good read if you like the disturbing and dark love stories.

I'm fast becoming a big fan of all the dark and nasty books, that are coming out, and this one is up with the good ones.



Review: The Reluctant Dom


The Reluctant Dom
The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



It's taken me a while to get back around to review this one, firstly before i say anything else....I did love this book and rated it 5, slightly generous but i was still trying to wipe the snotty stuff from crying so much.
Ok, so i do find BDSM stories intriguing so i wanted to see where this one would go. I must admit, i nearly gave up on it a couple of times to start with as i had a hard time really 'feeling' the characters. The majority of the time, the books i read are based around late teens to late 20 something characters, sometimes in the thirties. Never have i read a book where it was leads in their 40's. I have no age issues, (i'm heading fast in that direction myself) buuut i'm just so used to anything sexual in a book being around a certain age and i wasn't sure if i could get into it.
Anyway, i soon found that wasn't an issue. I didn't really think about it after a while. Another thing that bothered me to start off was...I couldn't get behind Leah, as a character i found her very weak to start with and i wanted her to have her own thoughts and feelings. I know it was part of her life to be submissive and a slave but sometimes i just felt she needed to break out of it and just get feisty. So i did find her a bit irritating.
Once Seth had made up his mind about helping Kaden & Leah out. Things started to get more interesting, Them showing and teaching him their lifestyle was really intimate and heartbreaking at the same time. Knowing the time was moving so fast and they had so much to show him made each page turn harder as you didn't know how much longer he had.
I especially loved how the relationships between them all developed, and grew so intense. The bond between the 2 men was heartwarming, they had no problem showing how close they were without it affecting their 'manliness' and it made it all the more harder to read on. Surprisingly the relationship between Seth & Leah turned out perfect for all involved. The actual BDSM theme of this book took a back burner most of the time to the relationship between the trio, obviously there was some scenes thrown in that weren't too bad on the scale of things. Generally they were there to show more of Leahs vulnerable side and background. It really was showing how the master and slave relationship goes so much more deeper then just throwing a whip about.
The last section of the book, when Kaden is shown to be deteriorating faster is when it totally knocks you out and you suddenly find yourself with a really bad cold and eye leakage *cough* ahem *cough* i couldn't put the book down at this point and was very cross with anyone who attempted to take my attention away, i needed to get my blubbering out the way so i could actually function properly again.
Sooo all in all, once it kicked off i absolutely loved this book and if you love a good heartstrings puller this is definitely for you.



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Review: Haven of Obedience


Haven of Obedience
Haven of Obedience by Marina Anderson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Weird moment. I meant to click on send sample. I clicked on one click buy. So I ended up with this book. I thought as I purchased it I may as well read it. Glad I did, I actually really enjoyed it and finished it the same day. I loved the idea of there being an actual place that would teach naturally dominant (through their profession and work) men and women, how to try and become somewhat more obedient and for some of them more submissive. Thus improving their sex lives and future/present relationships. So, fantastic background. Lots of naughty scenes but all done incredibly well with lots of details and imagination. I love pretty much everything about it, apart from the main character Natalie. She was a very successful and driven professional woman. She excelled in many things, except relationships. She was too controlling in bed and it put men off her. Her friend had, had the same problem and went to 'The Haven' it helped her incredibly and changed her life. So now Natalie is on her way there to do 2 weekends at The Haven. The reason I wasn't too keen on Natalie was because, I found her far too cold and wooden. She didn't appear to have much of a personality.i know she was supposed to show that her job had made her controlling and serious but she went too far beyond that. She improved somewhat as she went through her training and loosened up but was still quite irritating. Shame really as apart from that everyone else was really good. I sometimes felt there was a few things that made it appear a little dated, but that could of just been me. Otherwise a potentially excellent book. 3.5 stars.



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Review: A Lush Betrayal


A Lush Betrayal
A Lush Betrayal by Selena Laurence

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.***

Joss Jamison is the smouldering hot, lead singer of Lush. A rock band on the their way to the very top. He is offered everything and generally takes it, with little thought of repercussions. It's exactly this problem that has made his life turn upside down. After 1 mistake that should never have happened he is living with the guilt every second of every day. Lush is off on tour over summer and in comes Mel, she's there to document the tour through photographs and their life behind the scenes. She's the sister of Tammy, the drummer Walsh's fiancée. Mel is gorgeous and spirited, and like a breath of 'fresh air' to Joss. He knows he wants her and has to have her. She is making him crazy. Yet, who she is...Is a problem in so many ways. A fresh stab of guilt and pain but at the same time new feelings for Mel.
To start with I thought this is going to be an easy breezy read. It absolutely was. Smooth and great pace. I loved the setting of the rock band on tour, another bad boy to drool over. Yet beneath all that, lies a tangled web of emotion and secrets all swirling around waiting to eat people up and come out and cause chaos. When things got good, I just knew it was coming, the 's*** was going to hit the fan'.
So about 3/4's of the way through, things start to change. One of the party involved in all the mess ends up in a nasty situation and by then I must admit I was already chewing my nails, holding my breath, AND holding back the floodgates. It was quite hard work! From there on everything tumbles down, a perfect wall crumbling down on top of itself. Nobody is spared in the mess, everyone is left hurt and wounded. I was left blubbing! (Not pretty) Yet after all this, things have to start from fresh and try to be fixed. Clean slates and all that. In some twisted way of thinking I think it was meant to be and for the best. Amazing ending, really perfect. I was left a mess but smiling through my snotty mess. :) hands down can't wait for book 2.



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Review: The Immortal Game


The Immortal Game
The Immortal Game by Joannah Miley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

I'm still left stunned by just how much I enjoyed this book. I absolutely love anything to with Mythology and have read all sorts of books that take some element of myth into it's back ground but this book took pretty much everything. It was totally packed with information and detail. I loved to read about all the characters from common Mythology to the ones not so common and it was all done in amazing detail. I never felt I couldn't picture anything about it and I loved this take on it all. It didn't feel far fetched or wrong to me.
The main story that sits amongst the Mythology is a couple meeting and (somewhat quickly) falling in love. At first I thought Ash and Ruby's relationship was a bit scary fast but it did seem to work out well and understandable when the background was fully explained and clear.
There never seemed to be a slow or dull moment, the pace was fast but action packed and there was always something happening. It didn't seem like anybody had been missed out in the story. Each famous mythological character had their 5 mins of fame and were done perfect justice.
It felt a little strange to me that Ruby would just up and leave so quickly and give it all up but on reflection I can see that she had nothing to keep her there. Anything important to her was asking her to join him in his life a somewhat better life for her. A great opportunity.
I kept thinking towards the end that it would end with a cliffhanger and I'd have to wait for the next book but surprisingly it was all wrapped up perfectly and I was quite sad to reach the end.
Really enjoyed this book would love to read more.



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Review: Risk of Falling


Risk of Falling
Risk of Falling by T. Taylor

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***

I love these kind of books, my kind of easy readers. I never have to think too hard or skip pages it's just easy reading from start to finish.
To start with, I really enjoyed the back drop of all the amazing Canadian snow and the world of snowboarders/skiers. I don't know too much about this kind of thing but it made me want to go play in the snow!
Sloan and Jake were great lead characters, both gorgeous both with secrets and a little messed up from one thing or another. Made for a perfect couple. I loved how they developed a great friendship first and you pick out the chemistry as it sizzled so much. They both had some baggage that made for some sad and emotional scenes which made me back the characters more in their journeys.
With all the fantastic background to this book I was quite surprised when Sloan takes a small trip and you see another fantastic place with some equally exciting and endearing characters. I love how so much was thrown in to a relatively short book, it made it full on and action packed.
Great ending which I was thoroughly pleased with, although I was a bit disappointed not to find out who won the race at the end. :)



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Review: The Story of You and Me: a love story


The Story of You and Me: a love story
The Story of You and Me: a love story by Pamela DuMond

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



***I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

This book was so endearing and heartwarming at the same time as being light, breezy and easy reading.
It managed to be so many things and had me feeling so many different emotions whilst reading that I would normally say it's confusing. It absolutely wasn't, it was such an easy read and had a great feel good ending.
With Sophie moving to LA to take part in a stem cell study for any help with her early diagnosis of MS or her grandmothers long term suffering of it, it has a sad and moving undertone to the story. Sometimes I felt really sad and frustrated for her. Yet after meeting Alejandro, a gorgeous guy with his own baggage and secrets plus some other people along the way. I realised it's not all sad she's living her life with some great things happening for her.
Aside from the main storyline, I really enjoyed the background to this book. The places were gorgeous yet real and not everything is perfect. The humour was great and gave me some giggles. The relationship between Sophie and Alex was really sweet yet they bounced off each other perfectly.
This book made me think a lot about all sorts of things, yet also was light hearted and sweet enough to get swept away in.
3.5 stars.




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Review: Surrender Yourself


Surrender Yourself
Surrender Yourself by Evie Blake

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



***I received this book as part of the first reads***

I'm still a little lost on what I really feel about his book. It's quite different from most things I have read before and that is definitely not a bad thing.
It's split between 2 POV's and also 2 different time eras. Valentina, is the character in the present time. We find her completely lost and devastated after the loss of her fiancé Theo and trying to decide where to go and what to do next. Her friend gives her the opportunity she needs, a leading magazine in the US want a photographer for a shoot. She also can stay with her friend. So she makes the move. Then it's about her finding herself and exploring her desires.
The other POV is Valentina's mother Tina. We are seeing some episodes of her life showing a brief and steamy affair she had with a cellist in Berlin. Everything that happened and afterwards has led to something bigger.
I don't want to give too much away and ruin the story. The writing is incredible and the detail gone in to this book has such an impact. So it was a really great read. There was a lot to take in and I felt I needed to pay attention but it was definitely an impressive read. 3.5 stars



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Review: This Man Confessed


This Man Confessed
This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Well, I can happily say. This book was amazing!! A perfect end to the trilogy. It seemed so long but not 1 single page was boring or needed skimming. I was glued to it and gripped the whole way through. I really don't know how JEM was able to keep throwing all the twists and turns in but she just kept on shocking and surprising me. There was some really big ones in this book too.
The chemistry between Ava and Jesse is still scorching hot and intense along side all the raging hot scenes! ;)
The tender scenes were full of emotion and really sweet. Now with the added tense and gripping scenes just to make it even more intense, was amazing.
I know I'm going to be gushing over this trilogy for ages. It really did blow me away.
I can't fault any part of this final part in this trilogy, it was perfect. 5 huge stars.



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Review: Beneath This Man


Beneath This Man
Beneath This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Wow-weeee!! I'm can barely take a breath. This series is so full on and jam packed with action and intense, steamy chemistry.
The relationship between Ava and Jesse is just as exciting and full on as it was in the beginning. The little surprises are spot on and keep everything flowing perfectly.
I find myself just as frustrated and angry as the characters over certain occurrences in this book, it's bringing out an irrational side to me. Thats how affected i am by this book. Lol :)
I do find that Kate is a bit annoying in this book, really secretive and in need of a boot up the bum but apart from that it's all good!
Great, twists in the latter part of the book. I think my jaw dropped so many times i resembled a fish. Love this series!



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Review: A Need So Insatiable


A Need So Insatiable
A Need So Insatiable by Cecilia Robert

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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This book was a crazy intense story. I loved it from first chapter to last. The attraction between Rafael and Sophie is smoking hot right from the first time they see each other. It just gets more intense each time they see each other. What I loved about this book was, just how many hidden secrets and twists and turns it took. I thought I had it all sussed out from the start. She's a feisty, artistic, woman with lots of amazing talents. He's a gorgeous, dark musician with lots of secrets and a bit of a temper ;). Just how wrong could I be. Yes, the initial things are still correct but there is so much more to them and their backgrounds. Lots of surprises and links in their past. Quite a tear jerker if you like fate, soul mates and meant to be stuff, like me!! It was all done so well, and worked out perfectly. All the characters seem to have so much going on, that I was questioning their stories too. Jam packed with action and intense scenes. Excellent read!



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Review: Lucky Number Four


Lucky Number Four
Lucky Number Four by Amanda Jason

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Well, despite reading some not so great reviews of this book. I can honestly say.... I really enjoyed it! I wasn't sure if it was going to be a bit cheesy and far fetched but it worked really well!
Obviously, these things never happen in real life to real people but lucky Dora lands a dream situation. Asked to be the fourth room mate in a massive and gorgeous loft apartment, paying the same price as what she was paying to share with her best friends in a much much smaller place. The other 3 roommates being top male models and absolutely stunning in different ways. Yet despite that fact they are all really nice and down to earth.
So once all the hard to believe stuff is out of the way, you get to the know everyone and learn that 1 of the 3 models really likes Dora but we never find out who. There's lots of hints and I felt myself actually playing detective, it was fun. I guessed quite early on but by then it moves on to something else quite dramatic, that I wasn't expecting. A complete shocker for the latter part of the book, but full of emotion and really intense.
After all the drama, the ending was lovely and really well done. A really, really easy and nice read!



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Review: Wind Warrior


Wind Warrior
Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



***I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

Wow! This was such a great read. I actually hardly ever read books by Male authors and was intrigued to see if I could tell any difference. (Of course I couldn't) The style of writing and the detail that went in to this book was absolutely amazing. Loving paranormal and sci-fi stories I do see a lot of re-telling of the same subjects etc. This however was new and fresh and I loved it.
The battle between the elements opens up so many questions and thoughts for me, I almost wished the reader could of seen the other elementals to see what they could do. The wind and fire elementals had some amazing skills and the battle scenes were incredible, I was totally gripped.
The potential relationship between Xander and Sammy is exciting and I'm intrigued to see what happens with them. I found it a little difficult keeping up with the various POV's to start with as there was a few more than I was used to butI understand the significance of showing what was going on around everyone. It seemed to be very full on the whole of the book, which I love and am excited to read the next book.



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Review: Hopeless For You


Hopeless For You
Hopeless For You by Hayden Hill

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

I was actually surprised by just how much i enjoyed this book. Not that i expected it to be a bad read, but just by how totally gripped i was by the storyline. The background to this romantic New Adult book was fantastic. The detail that went in to some of the parts was amazing. I was actually sat thinking, "Oh my goodness, if that was me in that situation I wouldn't know to do that!" It was just so intense and so well thought out, i was hooked by the storyline. The romance behind everything was also very intense and full of chemistry. The lead characters, Kade and Ash had some nasty baggage and a fair share of sadness that made them both incredibly vulnerable to each other but they were also perfect for each other. It made for some intense moments. The ending was perfect and just what i needed for a quick read!



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Review: Beauty from Surrender


Beauty from Surrender
Beauty from Surrender by Georgia Cates

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



After reading Beauty from Pain and being left with the hideous cliffhanger I was desperate to read this book. I had to wait a while due to some books I needed to read so by the time I got this I was extremely ready to see what happened between Laurelyn and Jack. I wasn't disappointed. I was a bit concerned that there wouldn't be anywhere the story could go once the characters knew what they were going to do but I was wrong. There was plenty of new twists and turns in store for them and to keep the reader guessing. It was an easy read and I flew through it, the only thing I would say is (and I can't believe I'm saying this) I thought the sex scenes kind of took over this book, I know that's a weird thing to say but to be honest I did skim read a few of them it just felt like one scene would end in a great steamy scene and then jump straight into another, and another. Anyway that's just my own personal strange thought. It was a great book and I really enjoyed reading it.



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Review: Torn Souls


Torn Souls
Torn Souls by Lisa Swallow

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even more so than the first in the series. I loved the first book and was gripped but I felt like everything was more intense and I could understand the relationship between the lead characters Dahlia and Jack far better in this book. The pace was a little slower and didn't jump in time quite so much but I loved how a character I really disliked in book 1 was really easy to follow in this book. Dahlia was hard going in the first book in this series 'Soul Tied' she didn't seem like she had a personality but following her and her story through her eyes and Jacks I really liked her. You can even see the huge change in her and when it happened. From the Dahlia of before to the Dahlia of after, 2 totally different people. Jack is totally endearing and I couldn't fault him. It also crossed over partly from book one so you see some of the events from the perspective of Dahlia and Jack this time. This book has answered a lot of questions for me and is paramount to the series. I feel I can read on with the original story with a better understanding now that I have read Dahlia and Jacks story. Which is as equally important as Keir and Ava's.



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Review: Addicted for Now


Addicted for Now
Addicted for Now by Krista Ritchie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Wow, this was amazing! Another flawless book in this incredible series. I loved how the series started so strong and brutally honest. There was no holding back or sugar coating anything. It was blunt, painful and totally addictive! The best part was, it continued with the same intensity on to the next book in the series. It still captivated me and was full on engrossing. Then on to the 3rd book, this book. (I'm counting ricochet in the middle as it was a full length book) Right from the off, this book jumps in the deep end. Loren is back from his 3 month stint in rehab for alcoholism. Lily has done 90 days of abstaining and seeing a therapist. When they first see each other, after that break it's so intense and sad. You really realise just how much they love and need each other. The purpose of this instalment is to show them trying to cope with their addictions on the road to recovery whilst also helping each other. They still have major ups and downs. At times it's so sad, sometimes funny. Yet they have to deal through so much, and a big twist in this book! The love they have for each other is so strong and sweet. Perfect ending for them in this chapter. I can't wait to read Rose and Conners story next!! It keeps getting better.



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Review: Ricochet


Ricochet
Ricochet by Krista Ritchie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This series just continues to blow me away. Ricochet is the 90 days after Addicted to You finishes. Lo is in rehab for the 90 days and Lily has to stay celibate for the 90 days he is gone.
It's another emotional and in depth look into how Lily is affected by being a Sex addict.
Seeing her go through every day situations and be in control, whilst craving the things she can't have and also juggling all this with being away from her best friend and boyfriend Lo is heartbreaking to watch.
I felt myself welling up so many times. It gets so emotional for Lily. Especially when talking to Lo from far away. I really realised just how much she loved and cared for him in this book. The constant battle of wanting to get better for herself and for him. Plus the constant worry of will he want her when he gets better.
I decided through this book that I also really like her sister Rose, theres so much more to her than i first thought in Addicted to You. She's such an amazing support for Lily. Ryke was taking some time to get used to but i'm starting to understand him a bit better. Although i find myself mentally shouting "She's only 15/16!!" all the time, with regards to Lily's sister Daisy. That will be interesting in the next book.
Can't wait to start reading Addicted for Now!



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Review: Addicted to You


Addicted to You
Addicted to You by Krista Ritchie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



***I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

Wow!! This book was such a shock in an emotional, surprising way. The blurb was enticing and intriguing but it didn't even hint at how full on 100% of the time, this book would be.
It was a very 'bare all' approach to addictions and no ugly parts remained hidden. It actually made me sit there thinking about things far more than I normally would when faced with other book topics. I love the way in which it was written and I felt so strongly for both Lily and Lo for so many different reasons. I couldn't actually work out who had it worse or how on earth they coped (clearly they didn't 100% of the time) but I felt so emotional when reading this book. It was completely unputdownable. I've never actually come across or even read about anything similar to Lily's problem and to start with you kind of snicker a bit at some funny parts but as the book goes on I felt awful for her and felt her struggle. Loren's problems were obviously serious from the kick off but he was still so adorable. Together they were so sweet but so, so sad. My heart broke for them. The ending was so sad and emotional and I feel I have to hunt down the next book before I start sniffling about them again. Amazing, refreshing and totally new read that I loved completely.




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Review: Finding Evan


Finding Evan
Finding Evan by Lisa Swallow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



***I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

I had been waiting for this book release (very impatiently) since reading Because Of Lucy. I loved BOL and was hoping the intense storyline and huge amount of chemistry would continue into Finding Evan. I wasn't disappointed. The only disappointing factor was having to stop reading it to do other stuff.
It's always tricky reading a second book in any genre other than paranormal, for me. It's hard to know if the intensity and content is still going to be enough to fill another book with the same characters. or whether it's going to fizzle out and spoil the memory of the first book. This was not something I needed to worry about with Finding Evan. The book leads straight off from the start of the new school year when Evan and Ness are back from traveling around Europe together. Ness is now also enrolled at Uni to do medicine and straight away I can see where some problems may lie in wait for the two of them. It has quite a fast paced speed to it right from the start and I didn't find myself page skimming or getting distracted at all.
There is a couple of new characters introduced in this book which spices up the storyline and causes a few problems for Ness and Evan. One of the new characters (Ollie) is fantastic and I would of loved to know more of his story, lots of secrets and brooding sexiness. Unfortunately it wasn't his story so I'll have to just wonder about him wistfully.
Of course after reading Because Of Lucy, a key factor of the first book is Lucy herself and a big question is whether she will be another onslaught of problems in this book, answer to that question is yes, she returns with a fresh set of problems for poor Evan and Ness.
I constantly spent my time backing either Ness or Evan. One minute in his corner then swinging to hers. They both act ridiculously then I feel sorry for them. It's like a soap opera. It's quite sad their story has come to an end, it would be interesting to see where they are in 10 years time.
Great twists and turns, and a huge shocker I absolutely didn't see coming and absolutely didn't start welling up at. Much. The emotion is defiantly present throughout this book, I seem to find myself frustrated and sad at the slightest thing.
I still love how these books are based in England, it makes a refreshing break from all the stories I read in the gorgeous sunshine of America and English slang is always understood a lot better. :)
A fantastic read, I always feel satisfied to know I waited for a book and it lived up to my expectations.





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Review: Soul Ties


Soul Ties
Soul Ties by Lisa Swallow

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.***

To start with, I wasn't entirely sure I liked where this book was going. I love any paranormal story line that has anything angelic in the content and usually I'm not normally disappointed. I started reading this and it was completely different to anything I had ever read before. Ava was the feisty soul hunter with strength, determination and loads of balls. Kier was the quiet brooding type. Usually it's roles reversed so it took a while to get into the flow of this story. I pushed through any silly qualms I had and read on. I loved the writing style and couldn't fault it. I also loved where the 2 lead characters were going. I didn't like Dahlia at all and found her very irritating but that wasn't important to me as I loved the 2 leads.
Once Ava knew what she had to do it seemed to kick off, before it was a bit up and down and couldn't settle on anything but once she was dragged back to Darius and given her last orders it was crazy addictive, I couldn't put it down. Kier was excellent and really made the story gripping and Ava now seemed to have a real personality and was finding herself and what she wanted and I really felt for her. From half way through to the end it was perfect and I was extremely satisfied. The ending has left me desperate to read the next book now I know where everyone stands and can't wait to see where it's going.



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Review: At Any Price


At Any Price
At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

Wow. Love, love, loved this book so much!! What a refreshing new story. I know there's other books about at the moment with similar stories but as yet I haven't read any of them. So this one had my attention first and I'm so glad I got to read it.
Firstly, I love how Geeks have suddenly become uber sexy through this book. Wish that had been the case in my school years. ;)
So, great story. Risky in some regards I guess but done so well I was applauding a potentially great idea in the making for Mia. She's come up with a new and controversial way of funding her way through med school and helping out her mum. Auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder through her gaming blog. Luckily it's not a half a***d idea, the planning that went in to it was actually extremely we'll thought out. Covering details you would never have thought of but luckily she has her very handy, gay best friend to help.
So to the lucky winner. Adam. Luckily he's absolutely gorgeous and has A LOT in common with her. (Phew) That could of gone a very different route. The attraction and tension between Mia and Adam is immediate and very hot. In fact it makes it very hard to put down this book. I enjoyed both of these characters and didn't find myself annoyed with either one. I was seriously routing for them all the way through.
So I really can't say too much more without giving major spoilers away and ruining the story, but I will say. Fantastic book and I loved every addictive page of it. There's a few little things that I guessed quite early on but it wasn't a bad and predictable thing it just made me want to read on more to find out if I was right. Lots of little secrets that come out that make it incredibly enjoyable. I also saw that there would be 2 more books following Adam and Mia which is also really exciting!! Can't wait!




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Review: Storm Damages


Storm Damages
Storm Damages by Magda Alexander

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



***I won this book as part of a first reads***

Wow, this was certainly a fiery, hot intense read. Gabriel Storm is up there with the best of the Alphas. All power, money and sex. This was quite the easy, quick read. Full on action from the start and a good dose of secrets to keep me guessing. The chemistry and heat between Gabriel and Elizabeth is smouldering. Elizabeth is an incredibly likeable lead female. She's a perfect mx of feisty, determined and ambitious. Yet she still manages to fall prey to the gorgeous billionaire Brit like any sane woman would.
Aside from mutual attraction, and hotter than hot sex scenes. Underneath it all lies some tortured backgrounds and secrets clawing to get out. The ending was painful, I'm desperate to get on to the next book to find out what happened, and a lot was happening at the end!
An addictive read right from the start up to the intense ending! I couldn't put it down and ended it within a few hours.



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Review: Taking Over Me


Taking Over Me
Taking Over Me by Sara Brookes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



*** I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book in a First Reads***

This was such an easy book to read, not especially short but for some reason I managed to read it pretty quick and was disappointed to reach the end.
Great background with a bit of change to the norm. Allison is a geek, she loves all the things that generally speaking get most lads drooling and she has a great job that she is good at and loves, working with many aspects of pcs and electronics. This is how she comes to meet Patrick, the co-owner of the new coffee shop, when she comes to his rescue to help sort out his ancient PC/till system in the shop on his first day.
From there they both find there is an attraction between them and maybe the hint of something more.
Through dual pov we learn from both sides what they think of each other. Patrick is an experienced Dom and sees in Allison the spark of a sub lying in waiting. Allison is not sure what it is she sees and feels when she thinks of Patrick but she knows it's intense and not something she has thought much about before in her desires.
So starts an intense relationship exploring new things for both of them.
I really enjoyed it, how the background was different from the norm and made things more interesting. But the BDSM side of the story was really good. After reading stacks of similar subject matter lately it's interesting to get a different take on it. The BDSM relationship in this book is very passionate but also really emotional and sweet (for lack of better word) which made it even more steamier and hotter in some respects, it's a different take from most of the books I've read lately and it intrigued me.
I also enjoyed the small amount from the other characters sharing 'The Sanctuary' and would love to read their stories, they all seem to have so many secrets and I loved what snippets we got from them.
A great read, full of action and emotion and of course hot, steamy stuff!!



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Review: The Golden Locket


The Golden Locket
The Golden Locket by Primula Bond

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



***I won this book on a first reads.***

This is book 2 in the Unbreakable trilogy, and follows straight off after The Silver Chain book 1. I felt there was a great deal of difference between this book and The Silver Chain for so many reasons. Good and bad differences. Although this book leads straight on, where you find Gustav and Serena in New York pursuing her up and coming photography career and Gustav's already lucrative business over there. Everything seems to take a much different pace from book 1. For starters we don't really see all that much of Gustav in this book as it focuses far more on Serena's career and her client base. Extremely wealthy clients who have seen her work and know she favours being a somewhat sexual voyeur. Therefore her clients seem to have a lot of compromising propositions for her. So were really seeing a glimpse of some wealthy and kinky clients through Serena's exceedingly aroused and desperate to experiment, eyes.
This is all good and some really hot and explicit scenes, which are written really well. I must admit I find I'm not as keen on Serena as I was in the first book. She seems very full of herself and never doubts her affect on others. She's crazy in love with Gustav, yet is constantly putting herself in the line of fire with her abundantly hard to control desires. She always seems to be in situations out of her control and I find it gets a little bit too unrealistic after a while.
We also have the addiction of Pierre, Gustav's younger brother in this book. Who is the younger, more risky and carefree version of Gustav. Who it seems to also have fallen under Serena's spell. I can't say much more about him without giving too much away.
Luckily on the plus side in this book, the really repetitive and ridiculous pet names have disappeared from Gustav's vocabulary. Maybe because he's not in this one as much or maybe because it was seen to be annoying, I'm not sure. But it's much better.
So on the whole, great storyline. Great writing. The characters are warming on me (when Serena's in check) and the hotness rates high! Left on a cliffhanger again as it was in book 1. So I'm excited for book 3. 3.5 stars.



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Review: Obsession


Obsession
Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Omg. Amazing, I think I enjoyed this more than the lux series. Well not entirely sure which I enjoyed more as loved them all so much, but I can totally look upon the 2 alien species differently now. Hunter has just bumped up to Christian Grey in leading yummage book men. Never thought that would happen. He has such an addictiveness to him, bad guy but so powerful and interesting. For a change I really liked Serena as a lead woman too, and I haven't liked many lately but I thought she had the perfect mix for the personality and not annoying. Part of me doesn't want the story to end there though I would like to see what happens next for them and their happy ending. Ooo and cameo from a gorgeous luxen has made me more excited for Origin. Overall, amazing story!!!



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Review: Wait for You


Wait for You
Wait for You by J. Lynn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Loved this easy reader. It flowed perfectly, I had no need to take breaks or make my brain work overtime (Not good). The characters were the kind that you don't find annoying or want to change in any way, making it far easier to read. I do like the stories with the hidden secrets that you have to work out and this book had plenty of them. It had J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrouts perfectly timed sense of humour and wit. I always feel her characters make you totally hooked they are perfect but not too perfect, the sarcasm and humour of them just makes you full on giggle when getting sucked in, but they are still eye candy (Which helps!!) All in all a great book and I couldn't put it down. Usually these type of books are great standalones just as they are but this one apparently is part of a series so should be interesting to read on. :)



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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Review: Monica


Monica
Monica by C.D. Reiss

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



This final short chapter was amazing. It shows another side to what we didn't get in the end of sing, and it was fab. Very explicit and brutal but very sexy and intimate. I was really pleased for Jonathan and Monica they had faced some more demons and come out on top. It's sad to think it's the end for their story but it's exciting to wait for the next series.



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Review: Rumor Has It


Rumor Has It
Rumor Has It by Elisabeth Grace

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ***

I'd had this book on my to read pile for ages and was really excited when the opportunity came up to review it.
It was actually slightly different from what I was expecting, but not in a bad way. I'm not sure why I had a different idea of the storyline in my mind but somehow I did and after it went a slightly different way I was a little stumped.
To say all that, it was a really, really enjoyable read. The main characters Ellie and Mason are excellent. I fell straight for both of their stories and found both of them really easy to follow. Mason, being a famous hip hop star was totally different. I've read a fair few stories with musicians as leads but never hip hop and to be honest I thought all hip hop artists would be all gold chains and trousers round their knees so Mason was a pleasant surprise, a yummy one. I loved the initial chemistry between him and Ellie and their relationship became really sweet even though they were thrown so many obstacles. I found I could guess a few things before they happened but it wasn't overly obvious and I liked how all the story lines worked. With a fantastic outcome in all of it. Also an amazing ending! Very excited there is a 2nd book about Skye. She was a fab character and I know she will be lots of fun to read more about.



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Review: The Silver Chain


The Silver Chain
The Silver Chain by Primula Bond

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



***I was lucky enough to win this on a first reads***

Well, I'm still torn on this book. Parts of it I absolutely love and parts of it tend to irritate me.
OK, so what I love about this book is how it follows the path of books I love and enjoy. The erotic adult nature, the millionaire dominant in control with secrets and darkness a plenty. I love the elements of BDSM in it, not really overpowering but enough to grip the reader and want to read more. I absolutely loved the setting, to start with i wasn't sure. It started off in the West country of the UK (my home) and i wasn't sure what i would think. Yet although the roots are set down there, it's mostly in London and although some parts are predominantly English (certain words, phrases) it actually doesn't seem much different to all the American written books i read) so i was happy. Gustav was sexy in an older, wealthy, secretive way. Yet I didn't like the way he spoke, the constant pet names and Similes and metaphors when addressing Serena which i thought made him seem older and old fashioned. They were used so much i had to skip them, it was cheesy and totally repetitive. Apart from that i really enjoyed the book, Serena was feisty and a great lead character and knew what she wanted. I still felt like there was plenty of things left unanswered at the end which is great because I'm desperate to read on. Also a big cliffhanger at the end which, for once i didn't see coming!!!
All in all a very good read! 3.5 Stars.




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Review: This Man


This Man
This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



This book, definitely falls into a category of 'I wish I had read this sooner' for me.
I had this book for so long and just never felt the urge to read it. No idea why. I think, I thought it was another book trying to be Fifty Shades Of Grey. How wrong I was.
It didn't help that when I went to read some reviews they were very up and down in opinion of this book, mostly down. Yet I decided to ignore them and make my own opinion, I'm glad I did.
Right from the start I knew I would enjoy it. The characters were all likeable and not fake which is a great start. Set in London which is a nice change. Great writing style. This all made for a great read.
So to the story, A 26 year old successful, interior designer being requested to work some of her magic on a country Manor house. Expecting a stuck up, old owner, Eva is surprised with what she really gets. Jesse, a 30 something (She thinks) absolutely gorgeous god with a naughty, determined glinting his eye.
So begins a tumultuous relationship (ish) between them. It's fast paced and jam packed full of twists and turns. Lots of secrets and edge-of-seat moments. I was gripped through every page, and had to hot foot it to get book 2 after the massive ending of book 1 leaving me groaning for the next part.
Some parts were a bit of a mystery, the reader may pick up on the clues or just get engrossed in the story. I picked up some parts and guessed some of it but not in a predictable way I just love guessing the hidden secrets.
One annoying factor is the use of the word 'sludgy' that word is bizarre and used far too often. I have never heard that word used with green eyes. Odd!!
Amazing story full of intense attraction and chemistry. Can't wait for book 2.



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Review: Switched


Switched
Switched by Cassie Mae

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

This book was such a easy, fun read. I have just finished a trilogy that took such a lot of brain power and kind of drained me. I went straight on to this and absolutely loved it. I wasn't entirely sure I was going to like it when I started. It seemed somewhat young considering it was a new adult book. The sort of book I would expect to get in a young adult section. Yet once the jokes were free flowing (and they were hilarious), I didn't really care too much it was just a nice easy read. The characters were all likeable and I knew in my mind who I wanted to match everyone up with. I liked how frustrated it made me feel knowing who Kayla should be with yet having to go through the motions and wait till the end. Although predictable in some ways it didn't matter as I wanted that out come to happen. A little twist at the end that was surprising was quite nice too. Really enjoyed this.



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Review: Where I End and You Begin


Where I End and You Begin
Where I End and You Begin by Andra Brynn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



**I was given a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.**

Well, I absolutely loved this book. I wasn't sure what to expect. In the first couple of chapters, you find a very self destructive woman who seems to be scraping through life not really feeling anything. It was quite honest and descriptive in her struggles and although it wasn't what I was expecting when I started this book I started to get into it immediatly.
When you meet Daniel he is so endearing and honest and seems to be exactly what Bianca needs. It's really a short journey through some of Biancas harder times and how she comes out on the other side with Daniel helping her. It was honest and blunt and didn't sugar coat things which I loved. Totally different story from everything I have read lately and I honestly loved it. I speeded straight through it and was actually disappointed when it finished. Wish there was a second book, great read!



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Review: Convicted


Convicted
Convicted by Aleatha Romig

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Wow, amazing! I can't believe it's all over. The whirlwind that was this series has reached it's end.
My brain was totally shredded after reading this last installment. I'm actually glad it's over I couldn't take any more revelations or twists and turns.
This last book, was the best yet. I had no clue what was going on when this started, it was in different time eras and flipping through various pov's it was hard to keep up. Yet what was going on was 100% compelling and addictive, I couldn't stop reading yet it seemed to take me forever to finish. So many secrets still spilling out. What I loved most about this last book was that I still didn't know what had happened until the very end. Usually I can guess but nope I was totally stumped till the last few chapters. It was amazing, and the ending to the story was perfect. The characters came full circle and were really great. To think when I started this trilogy of books I thought it was going to be something so different to what it ended up being. If I was told before I started what type of books they were I probably wouldn't of bothered so I'm glad I had no idea because I loved them.



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Review: Truth


Truth
Truth by Aleatha Romig

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Wow, yet again i was totally blown away by this book. Right from the first page i was totally gripped. There is so much action going on at all times i had to take a breather and have a think about what i thought had happened or was happening. You get thrown from one revelation straight in to another.
I must admit i was also in turmoil over Claire. It was a love hate relationship for me. At the beginning i absolutely loved the new, strong and ballsy Claire. She had come back fighting from her ordeal and was so much better for it. Yet, little by little Tony ended up turning her whole new personality around and made her question what she wanted. It annoyed me how easily she could push aside what Tony had done to her and her loved ones. I know she can't turn off the way she feels/felt about him but i still felt she was far too easy on him. She really didn't make him work for anything. It was like when she was around him she lost all reason and her intentions.
I was also incredibly thrown by the last portion. I wasn't expecting it to happen, it came out of the blue. I knew who everyone was, the characters were easily hinted at but i never suspected that the one person who remained as a shoulder for Claire to lean on would have such a hidden agenda. It was surprising but very well thought out.
Again the writing style and depth of everything within these books are incredible. Nothing is missed out or forgotten so much is taken into account considering how many years this whole story covers. It truly is amazing.



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Review: Me, Cinderella?


Me, Cinderella?
Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



**I was given a copy of this in exchange for an honest review**

I absolutely loved the idea of this and was really excited about it. I jumped straight in and couldn't put it down for ages. I loved how it was different from anything I had read in a while. The 2 main characters had a lot of chemistry going for them. Eliot the Hungarian maths genious was dark and brooding with secrets and pain behind his eyes yet absolutly gorgeous, he ticked all my boxes. Brynn was quiet and broke but very determined and kind hearted. I didn't like how there wasn't much of a description of Brynn, as the book goes on you learn she is very curvy or 'rubenesque' as told by someone else. That really is all you learn about what she looks like, and I love to learn what the characters look like. So it leads me to believe that she is quite non-descript. Anyway, all started good. I had to skim past the maths talk, as there was a fair amount and it was never my strong point. :-/ The love story itself was very good, they were very quick to fall in love, a little too quick but with not so many pages it does tend to have to be quite quick. I loved the setting and location it made a very refreshing read. So a very fast read with some great stuff thrown in, the torment from the past is good and there is some intense scenes at the end which are definatly worth it!



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Review: Consequences


Consequences
Consequences by Aleatha Romig

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Well, that was an incredible amount of book to read before getting to the amazing ending.
Where to start. Well I liked the start and was expecting something different. It was up and down and I had to pay attention to grasp what had happened. I liked the darkness and shock factor so was quite excited. Firstly I realised you were seeing the psychological torment Anthony was inflicting on Claire not really the physical. There was no sex scenes a few choice sentances but no action really. A lot was implied but not confirmed which was good because it kept you guessing. Yet it was also annoying as I like to read all about it not just guess. So apart from a few actions in a few scenes you never really read what he was doing to her. The book progresses through time very slowly. I have to admit, for a long time the slowness was actually killing me. The masses of details over the most pointless of things was tedious and I found myself skimming A LOT. The inner monologue was of course needed to show how Claire had changed and where her mind was, how she dealt with things, but that also was very long winded. Of course when I got to the end I realised the huge importance of all of the page filling stuff, long winded but vitally important to the outcome of the story. The writing was amazingly well done and made it very easy to understand how everything had come to pass. The genious thought behind the story was amazing. Everything was covered and thought of in advance.
It was all worth it for the amazing climax, brilliant. Actually not my usual sort of story but I loved it and have to read the next one now!!



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Review: The Dom's Dungeon


The Dom's Dungeon
The Dom's Dungeon by Cherise Sinclair

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This was a good, easy read. To start with I thought it was very hurried and moving too fast. Mackenzie, a vet doing a house swap to find herself a new job and new start in Seattle to get away from her past. Finds herself being nosey in Alex's gorgeous home. A locked door brings back bad memories for her and she has to open it. I found this part and how she came across this room plus what happens after a little too obvious and not realistic. Once everything is out in the open between them, I actually really enjoyed the book and the view of this hidden lifestyle very exciting and interesting. The relationship that grows between them is sweet and endearing. A good dose of secrets to unveil also makes this book really enjoyable. Although the cover is quite tacky the book wasn't. A good read.



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Review: Jessica and Sharon


Jessica and Sharon
Jessica and Sharon by C.D. Reiss

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



For such a small part, i found these 2 chapters really important. They gave answers to lots of questions and also started some questions going about other things.
I've decided Jessica completely manipulates Jonathan and uses his love for her. Not liking her at all. Sharon, i couldn't really comment on. Not enough info about her but it wasn't really about her anyway it was showing Jonathan's closure on that part of his personal life. It was good and showed how he interacts with other women too. So, anyway loved this little instalment. Ready for book 4 now!!



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