Friday, April 29, 2016

Review: Mr. Perfect

Mr. Perfect Mr. Perfect by J.A. Huss
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I don't even have enough words to describe how much I hated this book. I am trying not to write as many bad reviews because they always come out as rants and I know for sure that is exactly what will happen if I attempt to write a real review for this book. So I am just going to make a few points.

--Ellie was 100% certifiably insane. I was embarrassed for her the entire book. Not once did any of her actions make sense. NOT ONCE.
--Mac was a douche. He talked her into doing all of these crazy sexual things in her workplace while saying "its fun." Yeah no bitch. It's not fun. If a women says no 5 times but then says yes the 6th time it doesn't make what you're doing ok. It also doesn't help when you tell her she's boring, delusional, she needs professional help, she has a stick up her ass all because she didn't want to suck you D in the stairwell, or let you fuck her on her desk or eat breakfast half naked IN HER OFFICE!
---It pisses me off that Mac wants to do all these things but it pisses me off more that Ellie lets him.
--At the end when Mac finally gives Ellie what she wants, she walks away because she now sees him as "too perfect". She's not up to his standards.
--Oh and they never actually got to know each other. Like nothing at all. They had lots of sex at the office. There was no talk of family, no talk of the past, no talk of where they went to school, favorite foods, color, movie, nothing. BUT Mac was madly in love with her after a few days?.. Just no. Ive said it a million times, instal-love does not bother me as long as it is written right. This was not that.

OKay so this turned into a rant anyways but it was just a terrible, terrible book. I think think the moral of this story is: Good sex does NOT equal love!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Review: Soldier

Soldier Soldier by Julie Kagawa
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

REALLY?! I am pissed. I am so pissed that I can't even write this review. I want to give this book 1 star just because of the ending. But I will be an adult and give it a true rating but I want everyone to know that I am not at all happy about it.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Review: The Rose & the Dagger

The Rose & the Dagger The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I cannot even begin to express to everyone how much I loved this book. I am both extremely sad and extremely happy that this isn't a trilogy. I am 100% sure I would have bawled my eyes out if I had to wait for the next book. That's not to say that if another book happens to come out I won't read it because I will read anything that Renee Ahdieh writes and I mean anything. It could be about flying raccoons or a one legged murderer, I don't care. Her writing is so incredibly beautiful. She has a way of writing terrible things but still making them beautiful, almost peaceful. I am not a writer of any kind so I don't have the right words to describe it. But I love it.

I loved seeing all the characters grow. Shazi is so incredibly strong. She was in the first book, but I feel like in this one that she grows stronger as an individual. She learns new things about herself and she tries to explain things the right way to Tariq, she makes new friends and she makes nice with her sister. We also learn a whole lot about her sister. She's growing up too and she wants to help Shazi and she wants to love the boy that she's always loved with out having to be meek about it. I fell in love with her sister. She was a strong side character. Tariq, I did not like. He was extremely selfish and it got people hurt. Towards the end he got better but it was still hard for me to let go of my grudge. Then there's Khalid. Love of my freaking life Khalid. I love that he doesn't try to hide what he feels for Shazi, even in front of what he sees as enemies. I love that he gets close with Shazi's sister. That moment where they connected in the tent was amazing. They both wanted a sibling and after that moment they acting like siblings. I love that everyone got to see him as he really was and not the monster everyone said he was. It's easy to see that they were wrong and that he is a good person.

What I loved most about this book was the relationship between Shazi and Khalid. I loved that she was able to be herself and in doing that she brought Khalid out of his shell. I loved that she got his smiles and kind words. And that ending!! The little epilogue was amazing! There could not have been a better end. There was not one single thing I didn't like about this book. That rarely happens. It was written perfectly. There just aren't enough words.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Review: You're So Vein

You're So Vein You're So Vein by Christine Warren
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I hate Ava. I've always hated her. She's always been a judgmental bitch. In this book we get to see exactly how bitchy she is. Seriously so judgmental. She hates all "others" but certain things happen and she had to get over it. Even though (view spoiler) she wakes up after her attack and she's still terrible. She acts like a 12 year old and like all stupid heroines she runs away without getting all the facts.

They fall in love in 2 days. I don't mind insta-love but it has to be written a certain way and the characters need to have I don't know at least some good qualities. Dima seemed like an okay guy but I don't understand what was so appealing about Ava. She was horrible to him. I don't understand that kind of instal-love. Who knows, we really don't get to know Dima at all. So maybe he's not all the great. The whole book takes the span of 3-4 days.. I can't remember exactly now but I know it isn't long. Maybe 5 days. My point is that there wasn't enough time to get to know him. We know Ava from past books.

I was extremely disappointed by this book. I know I'm getting to the end of the series and you would think that the books would get better but this one is one of the worst of the series.

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Review: Dark Planet Warriors: Escape

Dark Planet Warriors: Escape Dark Planet Warriors: Escape by Anna Carven
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

**Spoilers for all three books. I'm basically giving everything away.**

I have been looking for another Barbarian Ice Planet book for awhile now. This is not that but it still was pretty good. Even though I wouldn't call it smut.. There wasn't a whole lot of smutty ness going on but I still enjoyed the story. I hate when authors break up a story this way though. If I didn't have kindle unlimited I would never pay .99 for each one of these because they are extremely short. So this is my review for all three books.

Abbey works on an asteroid mining station in space. The station gets boarded by some scary aliens. The aliens aren't there for fight they just needed someone to help them repair their ship. They accidentally let loose some giant bug that tries to attack Abbey. Abbey is injured and it may be fatal. The leader of the scary aliens, General Tarak, feels a pull toward Abbey and since it was his fault the big bug was on the station he decides to take Abbey back to his planet to fix her.--- This is basically the whole first book in a paragraph. I decided to read the next book because of Abbey . The last couple books I have read, I have hated the FMC But Abbey I love. She is laying on the ground, bones sticking out of her legs and she it giving Tarak lip. She's funny and sarcastic and never shuts up. So I love her.

In the next book Abbey and Tarak are on his home planet.. for the life of me I can't remember what its called, starts with a K though. Your welcome. Anyways, the scary aliens (also can't remember what they are, also starts with a K) have super advance technology and Tarak was experimented when he was young, so his blood has nanos in it that help him heal and do all kinds of nifty things. His blood heals Abbey in like a day. But now she has these nanos in her. She is stronger and faster, yay. Tarak has to leave his quarters. He did this because he thought she would be safe. His rooms are made so no one but his blood can get in or out. He tells her not to leave but does she listen? nope. My liking of her goes down just a bit. She wants to find a way off the planet(well they are on a space station right next to the planet but you get me) so she leaves his rooms and the medical aliens snatch her up because when she first got there they realized that human women are compatible with their dying race. She fights them and my liking of her goes back up. She is strapped to a table and is telling the aliens thats she's going to knee them in the balls. So I love her again. She is saved and this is when they first sleep together... in a pool.. underwater. yeah... strange.-- thats the end of the second book.

This book Tarak wants to change some things for his race and he wants to make sure Abbey is safe. They go to meet up with some lost prince. Tarak declares Abbey his mate and goes all alpha crazy when Abbey tries to show the prince how to shake hands. Tarak and the prince know that their people are going to try to invade Earth to force women to experiment on and breed with. Freaking sickos. Tarak and the prince will have none of that. They are going to go to Earth to establish peace and they are basically separating from their race. There's a lot of fun things that happen in between. The Prince is pretty funny because he's weird, kind of off in the head, so I like him a lot. They get to Earth, find out that Abbey might be preggers. Tarak is adorable when he finds out. Honestly it ends kind of fast. But whatever. yay for humans that are pregnant with alien babies!

Okay so this ended up being WAY longer than I thought it was going to. If someone actually read all that, I'm sorry. :) I guess I should have written a review for each, but oh well. I will defiantly read the next book, which I think is a full length novel and it's from the Prince's POV.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Review: Under the Surface

Under the Surface Under the Surface by Anne Calhoun
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I don't hate this book, but I also don't love it.

I like the idea of the book. Putting an undercover cop in the bar to protect the owner. They have a crazy strong attraction but Chad/Matt didn't want to act on it because he was lying about who he really was. Okay so points to Matt. Except one night he gives in because she was going to go elsewhere and the place gets shot at and Eve finds out that Chad/Matt has been lying to her the whole time and then they move on from there... The idea is fantastic and dramatic. I like it.

But my problem with this is Eve. There is a strong attraction between the two characters and that's great. She came on to him, he kinda flirted back but said he wanted things to go slow. So what does Eve do? She throws herself at him repeatedly. And then after a week of throwing her self at him and him turning her down nicely saying he wants to take things slow, she threatens to sleep with someone else... okkaaay... That to me is desperate and pathetic. I understand that she is supposed to be this bad ass, independent, knows what she wants and will do whatever it takes to get it bar owner... But manipulating someone into sleeping with you? Just not cool.

Another thing that bothered me about her was when she found out that Chad wasn't really a bar owner but he was really Matt the detective, she didn't stay mad long. Not even for 24 hours. I know that if someone lied to me, I sure as hell wouldn't get over it that quickly. But no she's basically talks him into sleeping with her for real the next morning and then she's no longer anger. Don't get me wrong, I love strong female characters, but to me this isn't strong. I don't know what it is exactly but I know that I would never act the way she did.

I got to about halfway and I almost stopped reading it. I really could not stand Eve and the last 2 books I've read I didn't like the FMC so I just didn't want to read another one. But I forced myself to go on and it actually got better. The second half of the book is more about them dealing with Lyle the drug dealer and that part was interesting to me. So I am glad that I finished it. I really liked the author's writing. I liked the flow of the story. I just wish Eve wasn't so pushy. If it wasn't for her, I would have loved this book.

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Review: Rush

Rush Rush by Shae Ross
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is my first time reading anything by this author and that always scares me just a little bit but this one was pretty good.

I love football romances. Although it really wasn't about football at all, just a football player. I think soccer was more involved than football. Priscilla Winslow helps Preston Rush when he is getting beaten in an ally and the police catch them and they spend a night in jail. Priscilla gets suspended from soccer and Rush doesn't get in any trouble at all. She sent him a letter asking him to come help her at her hearing with the athletic board and he didn't show up. She goes to confront him... and this is where my problem with the book started. It's completely obvious that Preston didn't get the letter, but she still yells and throws a fit like it is all his fault. That bothered me. Especially since he is continuously telling her that he will help and do everything he can to get the suspension lifted. AND it was her choice to jump in and help. I know that it was the right thing to do but she could have called the cops or I dunno found help some other way than beating the guy with her staff... just saying. Take responsibilities for your actions.

I really enjoyed the story itself but it was too hard for me to look past my hatred of Pricilla. She acted like a child the whole book. Instead of talking things out with Preston she shot things at him with the hotdog slinger, yelled at him, left him at a banquet, and refused to talk to him when she got jealous. This girl is a senior in college. That puts her around 21, right? Or somewhere close to it. I'm thinking that if you see the star football player take a picture with some girl you shouldn't ignore him. First off they weren't really even dating officially yet. Second, how do you know whats really going on if you don't talk to him. Act like an adult. Geez. I have pictures with my college football players. two of which are now playing for the NFL. So I mean I would think she should just expect people to want pictures. Its widely known that he had NFL agents all over him.

Sorry that turned into a mini rant but I hate it when girls act that way. Preston was honestly a good guy. Not once did he do anything that should make her doubt that he was into her. He didn't tell her the whole truth but she said she understood that.. so other than that he was pretty much perfect. He was way, way too good for her. Especially if he wants the relationship long term. Good lord if he ends up a huge NFL star.. think of all the women that he will be surrounded with. Priscilla will loose her ever loving mind.

So obviously I didn't love the book. It's hard to love a book when you hate a main character. But I will say that the writing was fantastic and if Priscilla acted just a little more her age, I would have probably loved the book. It's still defiantly worth the read though.

ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Review: The Dark Vampire

The Dark Vampire The Dark Vampire by Kate Baxter
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I would have enjoyed this book but... Bria the female MC was TSTL. She annoyed me so many times.

Bria is a dhampir who has been extremely sheltered by her Uncle because a crazy witch named Astrid wants to kill her. So for good reasons right? He has hidden her away and kept her safe for centuries. But Bria isn't cool with that and she sneaks out all the time. Stupid. One night she comes back and her coven is under attack and a slayer slits her throat. Her uncle taker her to the king and the king turns her into a vampire. In walks Jenner and their souls tether. Sigh. There is a whole bunch of drama about Jenner not wanting to hurt her so he stays away from her. She gets all pissy because again she isn't allowed to leave the king's house. So what does she do? She sneaks out and goes to a club to dance, duh! Jenner was there and was shot while he was chasing after her.

Things change after that. Jenner decides that he can fuck her and he does, ALOT and it is hot. I won't lie, I liked the sex scenes. But after that they move to Jenner's apartment and the first night he wants to go out and find this witch and kill her so that Bria doesn't have to stay in the house. Awesome male right? I thought that was pretty cool of him. But Bria was pissed because she wasn't allowed to fight with him. She has had like idk less than 2 weeks of training, she has been a vampire for what 4 weeks? Idk the exact time line but I know that she thinks she's more awesome than she is. Anyways Bria has a brilliant idea, she leaves the apartment and checks into a hotel. If that's not stupid enough, she decides that she is bored and goes out for a stroll... Sigh What do you think happened?

Really the only thing I liked about this book was Jenner. He was pretty sexy, all dark and tortured. Yum. But to be honest I had to force myself to finish the book because of Bria. She was just an idiot. Im all for women being warriors, but that comes with training and time. Neither of which Bria had. She had no right to claim she could fight or that she could take care of herself. She was in trouble within the first couple hours of her being by herself. So just no. A bad character completely ruins a book. I really would have liked the story if it weren't for her.

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Review: Built

Built Built by Jay Crownover
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

hm.. I don't know how to rate this book. I won't lie and say I loved it, because I totally didn't. I almost stopped reading it when I found out the story involved a child. I don't enjoy reading books that revolve around children. But I kept reading anyways. I have been putting this book off too long.

I HATED Sayer. She was so freaking annoying. She had daddy issues.. okay... get over it. She was way too old to still act the way she did. I guess I didn't like her because I didn't connect with her AT ALL. It's not that I never wanted to impress my father, it's that my father is more of a nut than I am and when I told him I wanted to be a professional cheerleader when I was 15, he paid for lessons and bought me pom poms. And when I was 16 and wanted to be an actress, he again got me lessons and let me join acting clubs. And then when I was 17 and wanted to be a vet, he literally went and got be 4 cats.. why? I have no fucking clue but my point is my father supported everything I have ever wanted to do. Even when it changed every 5 minutes. It sucks that Sayer's father was such a douche but at some point you just gotta move on. Why would anyone paint their walls beige because it's what her father would have wanted? I painted my walls every couple months when I was a kid (I'm not exaggerating). Sayer's father is dead he can't yell at her anymore. I would think that she would want to break free and for once do what she wants!

She has a hot tatted up guy who freaking loves and adores her, he's doing everything to make her a part of her life and she refuses him. You stupid skankwad. She loves him but she's afraid that he won't like the real her.. when she becomes the female version of her father? Gag. I hate daddy drama. Especially since the guy was dead and to me that means she can be herself with out being worried that he'll be disappointed or whatever. Old habits die hard? That's the only thing that makes sense I guess. I tried to put myself in her shoes but I couldn't.

Zeb was amazing. He was sweet and caring even when Sayer was pushing him away. I would have bitched slapped her. But obviously he didn't do that. He is a good guy and way too good for Sayer's drama. sigh.. she does change later so I guess whatever. Yay for them. I still hate her though.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Review: Rock Chick Reckoning

Rock Chick Reckoning Rock Chick Reckoning by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Why do I keep reading Kristen Ashley books? Sigh I know the answer to that is the Fantasyland series. It's one of my absolute favorite series of all time and I have honestly like most of the Rock Chick books.. Well I know I have liked a couple of them. But after reading Sweet Dreams this week and absolutely hated it, I thought I would go back to her Rock Chick series. They are pretty good most of the time and I was really sad about the Sweet Dreams book... but I did not like this book at all.

I hate Mace. Abso freaking lutely HATE him. He is by far the worst hot bunch guy. I know that all the men are controlling and in all the books the men come in and take over the Rock Chick's lives but Mace took it too far. Stella was shot, she tried to tell him and he ignored her. So when he finally finds out HE is mad at HER! It's on her leg so instead of asking her to look at it he ties her hands and pulls down her pants. This is the beginning of the book... the first time he sees her. Well I mean they know each other because they dated awhile back but it's the first time in this book that he has seen her... Oh and after that he moves into her house with out permission.. Let's see what else drove me crazy.. He wouldn't let her talk to anyone on the phone, he wouldn't let her talk to her band mates, he bruised her(on "accident" when he was mad), everything that went wrong in their relationship in the past was her fault, and I'm sure I'm missing more but thats enough.

I wasn't a huge fan of Stella's either but I don't have specific reasons for her. She just didn't click with me. ]

While I think it's cool that there was a 5 year in the future epilogue, it kind of gave away the next couple books. I mean obviously we know that the rock chicks will end up with someone but I dunno. I don't need to know that they will have babies before I have even read their stories. It just seemed kind of random. It's defiantly something that would be awesome after the last book.

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Review: Wicked Cravings

Wicked Cravings Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I went into this book knowing there was no way it was going to be the same as the first book and it honestly wasn't. Although I still enjoyed it quite a lot.

Jaime was feisty. Im not crushing on her like I am for Taryn but Jaime was still pretty funny. I hated that she tried to hide her wolf.. I get it and Im glad that it was found out early on in the book. I hate misunderstandings in books. Dante was also pretty cool. I didn't like him or hate him in the first book. He didn't stand out at all. So I was a little surprised that he was the next MC in the next book but I ended up liking him. I liked that he didn't freak out when he found out about Jaime's wolf. I like that he always tried to protect Jaime, even from his Alpha. I know that he got on Jaime's nerves when he was being protective but I liked it. It can be annoying and sweet at the same time.

I hated that the drama was surrounded around women that Dante either slept with or almost mated. Ex drama is never fun. Although Jaime handled it like a freaking pro. A lot better than I would have been able to.

So the book was good! Not as great as the first book but I still laughed out loud a lot. Especially when Jaime and Shaya get drunk. That was freaking hilarious. I am excited to read Shaya's book. It sounds like it's going to have a completely different vibe because they already know that they're mates. We shall see!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Review: Double Dare

Double Dare Double Dare by R.L. Mathewson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I just feel meh about this book. I wanted to like it, but I hate that she kept something so huge away from him for so many years. I guess I understand why she didn't do it when they were younger. And even later on she tried to tell herself that he didn't really lover but I mean they were sleeping together for 6 years! You can't be someones "fuck buddy" that long without catching feelings.

It was honestly just too much drama. I love this series because it is silly humor. Two couples who argue and play tricks on each other is just funny and then you have the Bradfords with their freaking food. That family is a bunch of nuts. But this one wasn't funny.. it was too serious for what I was expecting.

The best part about the book was the little extra I got at the end of the book that wasn't even about them it was about Jodi and Danny having a baby. They gave her drugs and that's just freaking funny.

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Review: The Beast

The Beast The Beast by J.R. Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have a hard time review this series because the books are so long and there is so much going on and so many different story lines so I just want to talk about Rhage for a second.

Rhage. Sigh. I love you. He is just male perfection in every way. I love a man with a sense of humor and what makes Rhage so awesome is that he can be funny but then in the next minute be series. He is also extremely sweet and sexy. He would do anything for Mary or his brothers. Plus he has the beast and the beast loves Mary. I think it's freaking adorable how it acts with her. I want that! Who doesn't want their man to turn into a cuddly beast? Only insane people don't want that.

So Rhage. That's all I have to say. Oh and that I freaking love his face off.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Review: Lingus

Lingus Lingus by Mariana Zapata
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I love Mariana Zapata. I have read 2 of her other books and I LOVED them. They are defiantly books that I am going to re-read. So I read the blurb for this and I thought it would be funny, but it just didn't do it for me.

And that honestly only has to do with Kat falling in love with Tristan.. you know the whole point of the story. But it is a totally personal issue I have. I tend to be jealous.. So I couldn't put myself in Kat's shoes because I would never ever consider dating a porn star. I know that it's a job.. but while I'm sitting at home, he's out sleeping with other women, being recorded so eventually other women can watch him. Yeah not going to work for me. But yay for Kat for not having that issue!

I mean Tristan was a total sweetheart. So I see how she fell in love with him. And I know that technically they didn't start dating until after he retired. But still... imagine down the road, you marry him.. There are videos out in the world of your hubby screwing tons of women. He did it for 2 years so there's going to be a lot. Okay and imagine later,later down the road and you have children and somehow they find out that your dad did porn.

It also sounded like he didn't really need to do it. Or did I miss when he said his reason? He has that big house and he says it's thanks to his grandma.. sO I don't understand why he was doing it in the first place. I know he said some chick in a bar came up to him and told him they should make a movie and thats what started the whole porn thing.. but who does that? He was hot... he didn't need the money.. he acted like he hated doing it.. I just don't understand.

That was something I had a problem with. I just didn't get a lot of the book and Im the type of person that needs to know why someone does something. I just felt like there were a lot of unanswered questions.

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Review: Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

So I stopped reading this about half way through this morning. I was going to mark it as DNF and I started listening to another book... but I kept thinking about this one. I had to know who the killer was so I came back to it and finished it today.

So it says something about KA's writing, that even though I HATED the book.. I still had to finish it. I am going to attempt to write a review that doesn't turn into a complete rant. I wasn't going to write a review at all because most of the problems I had with this book are the same as the last one. So instead of going on a huge rant like I really, really want to, I am just going to list my issues... thats totally better.. right? They are not going to be in the order that they happened because.. well just because.

1. He calls her fat and old.. and then just expects her to get over it because he was having a bad day. NO.
2. She has troubles sleeping. She wakes up and is restless. So instead of laying in bed and maybe waking Tate up, she gets up and goes to the couch. He comes out and is pissed because she was trying to do a nice thing.. She actually apologized to him! NO
3. He didn't tell her about Jonas. I understand the reasoning but she was living in his house... so I'm think he should have mentioned it if they were serious enough for her to be staying there.
4. Okay and the thing that really, really ruined the book for me and it was the same thing with the last one is: She makes everyone EVERYONE repeat everything. They could be in the middle of a flipping conversation and Tate or whoever will say something that either throws her off or idk but she'll say sorry? and make him repeat himself. And she does this literally all the time. She also says "ummm" when she doesn't want to answer. AND when they are fighting or idk she just whispers "tate" instead of coming up with an argument. She just repeats his name over and over again.

The heroine is basically the same as the one from the first book. I honestly don't remember the story of the first girl because I hated the book so much that afterwards I put it out of my mind. But I DO remember that she made everyone repeat everything and she said um all the time and instead of fighting she just whispered the dudes name. I was hoping that this one would be different but it wasn't.

I understand loving an alpha male. I freaking LOVE her Rock Chick series. Those boys are totally over powering and I get the appeal. But for some reason Tate just comes off as an asshole, not an alpha male. So while I love KA, this series is not for me. At all. Unless the next heroine doesn't say sorry every 5 seconds. I think I'll move on to one of her other series. I really don't think I'll ever come back to this one. Maybe one day when I'm extra bored.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Review: Walk on the Wild Side

Walk on the Wild Side Walk on the Wild Side by Christine Warren
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Nope, this one didn't work for me. I really, really disliked the female lead... fine I HATE her... She finds out that she is half leo, she randomly shifts, so she decides to take a trip to meet her biological father. Her plan is to go there, yell at him, tell him how he is a terrible person for leaving a child alone, know that one day she would shift into a lion.. okay well I'm pretty sure I'd feel the same way. My problem is that when she gets there and realized that he is dying, she does none of it. That may make me sound callous but all she does is tell him that he should have contacted her.. and then after he says sorry.. she's like oh okay and calling him pa. I understand it's 100% stupid to hold a grudge against a dying man but you can't go from loathing someone to instantly taking care of that someone.

Okay so meeting her father is done and over and now all she wants to do is learn how to control her shift. Smart plan. After she learns that, she's going to go back home and forget all about the pack and forget about the fact that she's a leo... okaaay. Two days later, she is in love and the mate to Max, the FELIX of the freaking pride. ohh and one that that bothered me so freaking much: She has been attacked a few times during her 2 day stay. Great okay. Then her old half brother attacks her in front of the whole pride and Max. Natural Max attacks her half brother. You know what you would expect of the felix of the pride. but she freaking stops him!!! Excuse me, if you are going to mate with the alpha or felix, you should freaking expect that he is going to have to hurt people. He's a freaking lion for heavens sake. But she stops the felix in front of everyone. That makes him look weak and makes her a horrible whatever the mate of the felix/alpha is.

I wanted to like this book. I think it could have been a pretty cool story, but I just hated the characters. Ive already explain some of my reasonings for Kitty, but I also didn't really like Max. He didn't do anything specific... At least nothing I can think of at the moment but he also didn't stick out either. He wasn't all alpha male and he wasn't really sweet either. He just was.

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Review: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book! I am girl crushing on Vanessa super hard. At the beginning of the book I almost stopped reading it because she just seemed so meek and she was a pushover. But the more I read, the more I realized that I was totally wrong about her. It would make sense that her attitude changed after she quit and she was no longer working for Aiden. But we find out that even while she was working for him... yes she did everything he asked because duh he was her boss. It's not like she could scream at her boss, but she never gave up, no matter how awful he was to her. She still greeted him everyday, she still gave him presents, she was always friendly. Later on that was more of a slap than if she had yelled at him and been a complete bitch. Kill him with kindness and all that.

After they come to an arrangement, she was able to be herself around him. She was snarky, fun, and kind of brilliant. She slowly brought out Aiden from himself. She was persistent and she was naturally a funny, charismatic person. Of course Aiden fell in love with her. I sure as hell did.

I absolutely loved seeing the connection grow between them. It was not fast, hell they never even kissed. But physical touches were slowly added into the emotional connection. It was beautiful. Even if he was a total sourpuss. He was sweet in his own rough way. Freaking loved this book. I would recommend it to everyone. Seriously it works on every level.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Review: Fear of Falling: Shores of Indian Lake

Fear of Falling: Shores of Indian Lake Fear of Falling: Shores of Indian Lake by Catherine Lanigan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I won't lie, this is my first book by this author. I realize that it is technically the 5th book in the Shores of Indian Lake series but I think it works well as a stand alone. Although, it is obvious that I missed out on some interesting stories and couples.

Rafe works on his family farm but his real passion is horse racing. Olivia lives with her mother and is trying to put their lives back together after her father left. They own and deli and that's kind of how Rafe and Olivia meet. She goes with her mother when she is a cater for a party at Rafe's farm. There is an attraction between the two but Olivia is afraid to let it go any farther than that. She is afraid that Rafe is a little too much like her father. She has herself convinced that Rafe is a gambler and after all her troubles with her father and gambling, she doesn't want another man in her life like that.

This romance is sweet and slow. I loved seeing the character's develop as individuals and I loved seeing their relationship grow into something more than a casual friendship. It took the couple a while to see eye to eye and realize what they mean to each other.

The writing was phenomenal. I was hooked within the first couple paragraphs. The details made me feel like I was Rafe riding on the back of Rowan. All of the characters had such depth and even the horses had personalities and depth. The writing made me feel like I was at every race, on the farm, in the deli and I was feeling everything the characters were. I was extremely impressed.

This book is outside of what I usually read. Slow and sweet are usually nowhere in the types of books I tend to read but I still loved this book. It was a nice change of pace for me. If you like sweet contemporary romances then this book is defiantly for you and even if you aren't usually into those kinds of books, I would still recommend this one. Sometimes you just need something a little softer and I will absolutely be reading the other books in this series.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Review: Your Soul Was Made for Mine

Your Soul Was Made for Mine Your Soul Was Made for Mine by C.L. Hunter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book. But I will say that I had a hard time with it at first. I have a few things that I personally don't like to read about. One of them is when a widower moves on. I know, I know that sounds terrible but I have my reasons and it's just not something I like to read about.

After the first couple chapters though my trigger was easily forgotten. Emmalyn's husband Thomas passes away. Nolan was one of Thomas' good friends. An Angel comes to Nolan and encourages him to contact Emmalyn and so he writes her. That's how their relationship starts, through letters. Which I will say I love. It was a nice way to establish a friendship and it was so much better than texting and phone calls. I like old fashion.

I love that C.L Hunter made the relationship so much more. It was intense because the relationship was emotionally deep, instead of it being a physical match.. I mean that comes later one but because of the emotions it makes the physical so much better.

The characters were well written and deep. The scenes were set up beautifully. The writing was fantastic. I've never read anything by this author but I won't hesitate to read books by C.L. Hunter in the future.

I received a copy of this book in return for my Honest Review.

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Review: The Shadows

The Shadows The Shadows by J.R. Ward
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Alright, I am about to say something that might make a few peeps upset. It defiantly goes against what most of my GR friends are saying. I want to say I hated this book because Trez's mate dies.. but I also believe that if J.R. Ward wrote another women coming back from that dead I would have hated it more. I don't know if that makes sense. But okay.. like Rhage and Mary, I love them. Rhage is my favorite brother by far but lets be real Mary shouldn't be alive and then there's Jane who is a ghost... I can't remember if there's more but I just remember being annoyed that those characters came back to life. Not because I want them dead but just because why.. Why write their death only to have them come back? Why put characters/readers through that. Again I really don't know how to explain it but I am glad that Selena didn't magically come back from the dead.. Geez I just heard that in my head and I hate myself a little bit for it. Do I wish that there was a magical cure? or maybe a pill that makes it so she doesn't freeze up as often but will still live? Abso-freaking-lutley. But I am glad that she didn't come back from death and I am glad that she was able to see Trez in the fade(or whatever is before the fade) and help him not move on, but to accept that he was still needed on Earth for his brother.

It's extremely sad and I cried like a freaking baby. Like heaving sobs.. It was embarrassing, mainly because I was listening to the book at work and I am not a pretty crier. I wish that Trez could have had a better ending. I liked his character and I really liked Selena. I wish that they lived happily ever after and had a million children but I think Trez gave her the best ending he could. He made the few days before her death beautiful instead of sad and depressing.

Then there's iAm.. He didn't have as big of a story but it was still strong. He has been doing everything for Trez his whole life. I love that he finally does something for himself... Though I won't lie.. I can't remember the girls name... oops. But I am still happy for him! And I love that Trez realized that for once he is helping out his brother. Because if Trez would have died along with his mate, I don't think iAm would have survived.

This book defiantly had a different feel than the rest of them. It was sad and very emotional. Especially for a character that wasn't part of the main brothers. There was even Rhage with his weird emotions making the book even sadder. So while I do think that Selena's death was justified and that iAm got his HEA, I still can't give the book a super high rating.. The sadness of this book totally brought down my mood. I don't like that. I like being happy! 3.2 stars :)

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Review: Truce

Truce Truce by R.L. Mathewson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have had this book forever.. GoodReads says I started it Dec 16 2014... so I have had it for over 2 years. I actually started reading it last night and I couldn't put it down. I stayed up to finish it. My eyes were killing me but it was just so good. I have no clue why I have waited 2 years to read this book. I have loved the last 3 books... maybe because it was set in the 1820s and Im not a huge fan of historical romances? So I didn't even give it a try... that would be incredibly lame of me but who knows.

So this story is about Elizabeth and Robert Bradford. They are the ancestors of the present day Bradfords. It is present day Jason Bradford's 5th anniversary with his wife and there is a tradition in the Bradford family for the gift that they are suppose to give their wife on this anniversary. So this book is the story of where that tradition came from.

Like the last 3 books, this one starts off with Elizabeth and Robert fighting. As children they hated each other. Robert has been teasing her for years but when Robert is 12 and Elizabeth is 8, she starts to fight back. Robert has cut her hair, called her fat for years and the worst one, the one that broke her and made her start to fight, he embarrassed her in front of her one true love.. which happened to be James, Robert's older brother. So Elizabeth tell everyone about a time when Robert got too excited and wet his pants... And naturally that gets him so upset that he wets his pants right in the middle of the park.. in front of both families and his friends from school and every one starts calling him Robert Lemonade. They go their separate ways but the nickname stuck for most of his life.

14 years later, Elizabeth is in season (which is something I despise. So freaking glad that didn't stick around) She is at a ball dancing/meeting possible suitors. She doesn't want to be there at all. So she sneaks away to read in the orange grove by the house. Meanwhile, Robert is also there to help his brother, James, find a new wife. He also doesn't want to be there so he sneaks away and finds himself in the orange grove, where he sees the most beautiful girl he's ever seen. They get to talking and they have an instant connection. Robert kisses her. Since Elizabeth as no intention of getting married and she figures this may be her only chance to have sex with someone she actually wants to, or at all. So Robert takes her virginity. Back then that's a huge deal and he is honor bound to marry her.. but she won't have that. She doesn't even want to learn his name. She want that perfect moment to stay between strangers... HA.

Their parents ruin that for them. They have been plotting to get Elizabeth and James together. So when the 2 families get together, Robert and Elizabeth realize who they are and who they just slept with.

Everything goes downhill after that. Roberts family ends up staying in Elizabeths house and the two of them get into all kinds of mischief. They argue, fight, throw each other in the laundry water, steal food, and all kinds of crazy things.

There's a lot of other craziness that happens but the rest I really don't want to spoil so anything so I'm just going to shut up. But the end is perfect. They realize that they love each other and 5 years later Robert gives her a necklace.. Not just any necklace but one with stones from places where they made memories. It is one of the most beautiful gifts I have ever heard of. I would absolutely die. He has stones from places from their childhood, like the place where he cut her hair and where she first called him Robert Limonade and good memories like the orange grove. Gahh. I can't get over how awesome the gift is.

So then when we get back to present day, Jason is finishing making his necklace with his memory rocks for his wife Haley. Loved this book. Already started the next one.

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Review: The King

The King The King by J.R. Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*Some spoilers* They are kinda obvious ones but they are still spoilers.

Ahhh.. So I have mixed feelings about this book. I freaking love Wraith and Beth. Like I love them.. but the first half of the book there was very little of them. There was a whole lot of Trez.. who I do enjoy but he has his own book so he doesn't need to be taking up Wraiths book.

I really hate having many, many POVs.. It makes the story seem choppy. At least for me it does. I like having other POVs, but it has been so overdone in the last couple books of this series. I just wanted the A plot with Beth and Wraith that I had a hard time caring about what was going on in the other story lines.. I was pretty much skimming a lot of them actually. Im sure I missed big stuff but what can a girl do? ehh.

The last half of the book was pretty much awesome. There is a plot to overthrow Wraith as the king and I love that it's Beth that figures out a way to make it so that can't happy... They have a human wedding!!!
"I Beth a totally awesome chick, take this meathead Wraith, as my husband"
I freaking loved the wedding. I loved the all the brothers got into it. It made a huge moment even bigger and more special. I can't get enough of the brothers as a whole and when they are all together for moments like this. Each of their personalities stand out and they all fit. I could gush about them forever. This is by far my favorite part of the book...

NOPE I take that back. My favorite part is when Beth comes back from the doctor and tells Wraith she is pregnant with his son. Up until this point Wraith hasn't fully been on board with having a baby. But good god, his reaction was so beautifully proud and excited. Not going to lie, I teared up a little bit. Even though he couldn't see the sonogram, he held it up and made sure everyone else saw it and he was whooping and yelling. It was so freaking precious. This big ass scary warrior jumping for joy over having a son. I can only hope one day my hubby reacts 1/5 of the way Wraith did.

And the ending was pretty much perfect. I have fallen in love with Wraith all over again. He's always been one of my favorites but he's kinda been pushed in the background in the last couple books. Which is just sad because he's such a baddass.. Plus George :) I have a thing for big warrior type men that are all sweet to animals.

So because I loved where everything went with Beth and Wraith.. I can overlook the annoying POV thing. I loved everything about their story.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Review: Mr and Mrs

Mr and Mrs Mr and Mrs by Alexa Riley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wanna know why I love Alexa Riley and will always, ALWAYS give her books a chance? Because she is 100% honest in her summaries or when she answers questions.

Warning: It’s just as crazy as it sounds and just as over-the-top ridiculous. If you want to get silly with us and spend a little time away from reality, grab this one up!

Yes most of her books are completely ridiculous, but she doesn't try to make it come off as anything else. I know going into one of her books exactly what to expect. If it's going to be extremely corny, an all out sexathon with no story (Their Stepsister), or just crazy, she freaking lets you know! So when I opened this book and read the full summary.. I knew it wasn't going to be a serious, intellectual book. So as I'm reading it, I don't get pissy about the dialogue being a tad bit cheesy and I don't get pissy about how silly Molly is for running off.. I just don't. I read this book because it was short, Phillip was all alpha male, and because I knew it was going to be just a little bit ridiculous.

I won't say that I love all of her books.. because I totally don't. But I will say that I give most of her books a chance mainly because I love her honesty and the fact that she doesn't sugar coat her books into being thinkers. It's freaking nice not to think sometimes :)

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: Walk the Edge

Walk the Edge Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book. Was it perfect? No.. but I still liked it a lot. And I liked it more than I liked the first one.. I think.

Razor was an interesting character. From the last book he seemed so broken and so I was happy to see him grow up and find the answers that he needed. Although he didn't act broken in this book. He had anger issues, sure but I kinda feel like they were over played. I don't know how to explain my point but I just feel like he was kind of dramatic... Breanna was also a pretty cool character. I liked that she was nerdy and that she had a super brain. Not really what you expect a biker to fall for but Razor falls, and he falls hard.

I know that this is a YA book.. but some parts of it almost felt too juvenile. But I'm almost 10 years older than Breanna (I am super bummed that I just typed that out.) and I never had a super brain nor did I ever have issues with my family. I also would never let my family keep me from someone I love.. but at the same time my parents would never act the way hers did.. ok so kind of a mini rant.. but her parents were the absolute worst. They have completely ignored her the whole time. She even goes to her mom to ask for help with the blackmail but her mom blows her off. And then they have the nerve to get all pissy when she finds someone that will help her. They all of a sudden get strict and want to get overbearing in her life. When they haven't done anything with her in the past? When they have relied on Breanna to basically raise her younger siblings. Seriously Breanna does everything for her younger siblings and her parents freak out on her. Uh.. pretty sure they owe her a hell of a lot. It infuriated me.

I have read a few MC books and they are usually too rough for me to handle. I like seeing the club through a younger vantage point. IT puts the club scene in a different perspective and I think that Katie McGarry does a really great job at making it seem like it could be real and like with most of her books I love how she builds the relationship between the two characters. It isn't insta love.. sure they fall in love kind of quickly but they are both going through some intense situations and they are doing it together so it makes sense for them to form the love bond quicker than 2 kids going to high school, just taking classes. They lean on each other and learn to trust each other despite the baggage that they carry. I don't know.. it was just kind of beautiful to watch two closed off people open up.

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Review: Lover at Last

Lover at Last Lover at Last by J.R. Ward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I have put this series down for awhile after the last book. I hated it and I just couldn't deal. I have been waiting for my library to get the audiobook for this story foreva. They got it in yesterday and I listened to it today. And YAY. I just freaking love Blay and Qhuinn. I love them together. I feel like they are more perfectly matched then some of the other couples and that just makes me a happy reader.

I have read a couple reviews and some people are disappointed with the sex scenes... I am not one of those people. Especially the first time ohhhh weee! I do feel like after the first time there are a few semi cut to black scenes but really there were so many other POVs that is there was detailed sex every time we were in Blay or Qhuinn POV we wouldn't have gotten their story. So I feel like the sex scenes were well rounded with their relationship.

What I absolutely hated about this book was all the freaking POVs... I wanted to have more Blay and Qhuinn but there was so much else going on. Trez, Wraith, Saxon, Layla, Sola, Assail, iAM, Im sure Im missing some.. But my point is... I almost wish that Ward did a Novella... I think that there would be a lot more story than what we actually got from them in this book.

But even with all the other storyline, I loved their romance. I wish they would have sat down and had a real conversation earlier in the book but that's alright. It was nice watching Qhuinn slowly realize who he is and what he wants from live. And then see him change and he doesn't hide it anymore. It was very, very sweet.

I loved the ending. I really want to see more of Sola.. She's the only "side" character that I really liked.. well shit and Trez. I liked him too. Anyways I loved this book. I freaking love Blay and Qhuinn. I loved that they didn't hide anything at the end and I loved that they were openly affectionate with each other. Just freaking adorable.---4.5 Stars!

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Review: The Matchmaker's Playbook

The Matchmaker's Playbook The Matchmaker's Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was freaking hilarious. I LOVED that it was told from Ian's POV. It really is completely different reading a book in a males mind. Plus he said the craziest things.

Like when Gabi got him sick:
"I'm going to bed to sleep it off and hopefully not die. If I wake up a zombie, take at least a few cool pictures before you decapitate me."

Blake also ended up being really funny after she opened up to Ian. Like when she went to help him when he was sick:

"Lex said you were making the final transition into a werewolf and not to freak out if you lashed out and bit me."

I love funny books. I love funny characters and this book is full of funny characters. All of them are seriously hilarious. Gabi, Lex, Ian and eventually Blake is funny. I feel like I have said funny 12325435 times but I can't get over it. When I first started the book I was a little worried because Ian came off as kind of an asshat. But I soon got over that when I couldn't stop laughing. I also didn't fully get what his job was. When I read the blurb, I really didn't know what to think but what he does isn't all that bad. So again, I got over it. He fell for Blake pretty hard and almost right away felt the connection. I think I might have hated the book if he didn't like her until after she started dressing better.

Gabi and Lex seemed to have the whole hate but want to fuck you thing going on. They constantly described ways to kill and hurt each other but when Gabi was sick, where was Lex? Right by her side... granted he was bitching and threw medicine at her instead of handing it to her. So I can not wait for their book. I think Im going to enjoy it so much more.. just because I won't have to wait for Gabi to come into herself. She's already a firecracker.... And I want to see how Blake and Ian are doing. :)

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Review: Gone with the Wolf

Gone with the Wolf Gone with the Wolf by Kristin Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I actually got the boxset for the Seattle Wolf pack from Netgalley.

This book is good.. I mean there is nothing wrong with it. The writing is good, the characters are good, the story/plot is good. It's just that is pretty much the same as every other shifter book out there. Which is totally fine. I get in moods for shifter books and I can usually pick a random one and it works for me. That's pretty much what this is..

Girl meets male shifter, instant attraction, they touch, he realizes that she's his life mate, someone in the pack gets pissed and tries to kill/harm the girl. That's how a standard shifter books goes and that's exactly how this one goes and I defiantly enjoyed reading it. Don't get me wrong. I just want to point out to people who might not be into that.

Emelia is spunky, loud, and curses like a sailor. So obviously I love her. I love that she doesn't just accept everything that is told to her. She finds out for herself. Drake I also like. He is hard and sweet at the same time. He doesn't use Emelia to gain the Alpha title. He gives her options. So yay him.

It was a cute, short read. It was a good shifter book and I would defiantly recommend it to other people.

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Review: Until the Sun Falls from the Sky

Until the Sun Falls from the Sky Until the Sun Falls from the Sky by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well I won't lie and say that I loved this book... Because I really didn't. But I also didn't hate it.

I think what bothered me the most was Leah's complete helplessness. She didn't want to go to the selection, she didn't want to sing the contract with Lucien, she didn't want to feed him because she wasn't convinced it wouldn't hurt, she didn't want to go the The Feast, she wanted to be able to talk back but Lucien blocked her from speaking, like a lot. I have a thing with the whole mind control stuff. It bothers be. I like to look at a situation and always see a way out but with the mind control you have no way out. It's terrifying.

The book got enjoyable towards the end.. I'd day about 60-70% into it. When they finally, FINALLY get over all the mind games and Leah stops being a drone. After that it was sweet. Lucien was very affectionate and he actually let Leah speak for the most part.

I will probably get around to reading the next book but it won't be for awhile.

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Review: Under Locke

Under Locke Under Locke by Mariana Zapata
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was surprised by this book. I am not a huge fan of motorcycle club books but this one was fantastic.

I thought I wasn't going to like Iris. At first she talked about crying.. like a lot and I was afraid that everything was going to make her cry but it didn't. Sure she talked about how she wanted to or how she wanted to throw up but she was incredible strong. I liked her a lot actually. She would randomly shout out sex jokes and everything embarrassed her. She was sweet and caring and I totally didn't see her in the MC worlds but it worked for her.

Then there is Dex.. I love him. He was hard and soft. He never let anyone pick on Iris.. he was a jerk to her a couple times but hell you can't have a man like that and not expect a little bit of jerkiness. I loved his protectiveness. I also freaking loved that he went slow with her. She was obviously inexperienced and he NEVER pushed her for anything. He took everything super slow and I just thought that was the sweetest thing ever. He was always focused on Iris. He didn't sleep around and he did everything to help her with everything. I just freaking loved him.

There wasn't the usually stuff you find in a MC book. Dex was kinda on the outside of the club. He ran his own tattoo place. He got into a lot of trouble a couple years ago and now he has cleaned up his act.. with in reason ;)

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Review: Paper Princess

Paper Princess Paper Princess by Erin Watt
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Really? How in the effing hell is everyone talking about how amazing this book it?? Ugh. I HATE it.

Warning: This is going to be a rant. I should absolutely wait until tomorrow to write this review so I have a chance to cool down but whatever.

Ella was just pathetic. Reed was a douche to her the whole time and she still kept wanting him. Ladies, when a man calls you a whore, calls you trash, says all that and more to his brothers behind your back, sneers at you every time he sees you, makes you walk 2 miles home in the dark, laughs when anyone does anything mean to you, tell you a guy is good when really he knows that he is scum and is actually going to drug you and sleeps with other women, well he's just not that into you.

I am so pissed off by this book. I hate that women are told that if a boy picks on you it's because he secretly likes you. HELL NO. If a man picks (and I mean picks very loosely. Because Reed was a total ass) on you it's because he hates you, you stupid freaking cow. How did Ella fall in love with him? I get that he's hot... okkkaay... but he has NOTHING else.

Later on in the book Reed does some nice things. But my problem is that Ella was obsessed with him way before that. If her feelings had started to change after he started being nice, I might not be this frustrated. I still would have said she was a complete idiot but I would have been able to get over it. I just can not deal with this type of idiotic female. What Reed was doing was freaking abuse and what's worse is that he got his brothers in on it too. But Ella was like ohhh I don't care, my body gets hot whenever he is near. Stupid. Just freaking stupid.

And then there's the other brothers. What the fuck. They are TERRIBLE human beings. Obviously the story focuses on Ella and Reed so we don't get the whole story for the others. Maybe they have good reasons? I don't know. But right now, I hate them. There isn't a single person I like in this book. Except maybe Val and thats maybe because I have a feeling there is something weird going on with her too.

I just can't handle this book. The writing was really good but I can't get over Ella and Reed. I can't. I wanted to like it, but no. The book is about manipulation, cheating, greediness, playing mind games, rich snobs, belittling women, drinking, drugs, girls being petty, and so much more garbage. I guess I am just not into this soap opera drama thing. I want to compare it to the Bourbon Kings.. but that book was decent, not amazing, but decent. But the tone of it is kinda the same. I guess.. maybe I have no clue what I'm talking about.

I am mad that I paid 15 bucks for this book... well the shipping was messed up so they took money off.. I think I actually paid 9. But you get my point.

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Review: Price of a Kiss

Price of a Kiss Price of a Kiss by Linda Kage
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It was a cute book. There were a lot of childish situations. Or I guess really it was just the characters were extremely childish. It was a new adult romance but the characters acted as if they were in high school.. or god even younger. There was sex.. I mean Mason was a freaking gigolo but other than some sexual situations it was very, very YA. Honestly the only reason I finished the book was because it made me laugh and any book that can make me actually laugh out loud is a good one in my eyes.

Reese was so overly optimistic and just so overly child like in her enthusiasm about everything that it was funny. Mason was kind of a strange character. He had his moments of awesomeness. But like I've said, I went into this book expecting college kids and what I got was kids in college that act like they are 15. Especially since the male MC was a freaking prostitute and the female MC had an ex BF trying to murder her. I just wanted something different.

But it was a cute story. I was happy for both of them at the end. Will I read the next book? Probably.. eventually. Not any time soon though. But that's honestly just because my TBR list is insane. It is a good book to pick of if you need something light because the characters were funny and it didn't take me long to read at all.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Review: Casey's Warriors

Casey's Warriors Casey's Warriors by Ann Mayburn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

So I have been trying out alien books because I freaking love the Ice Planet Barbarians series by Ruby Dixon. I can not get enough of those big blue horned alien men. But so far I have not been able to find any that I enjoy.

If I am going to read an alien smut book then I need it to be funny. I can't seriously read an alien book, I just can't. This book was looking like it was going to be kinda funny. Lorn came to Earth and he didn't know Earth sayings, he claimed to be a model, living with a house full of male model (which were actually other aliens) and he was just adorkably awkward. I loved it. Then he took Casey to his ship and shit started to get real... I did not want to read a bazillion pages about what was wrong on his planet and why Lorn needed her to bond with him and a bunch of other males. I did not want to read about their alien politics. I also got super tired of them explaining the bond thing. I feel like it was explain waaaaay too much.

The point of that little rant is that this book did not do it for me. The smut wasn't even all that hot. Sometimes it was but for the most part ehhh... Mainly because you had to hear Casey reject her desire. Bitch you were turned on my multiple men. Own up to that shit. Just because thats not how Earth does it doesn't mean you can't be honest with yourself and enjoy some freaking alien bonding.

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Review: Down London Road

Down London Road Down London Road by Samantha Young
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

I have pushed this book off for about a year. I started it awhile ago and I didn't like the narrator for the audiobook. Her Scottish accent is off.. or I dunno it just bothered me. But I started it today randomly and it was really good.

I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did the first book but I still enjoyed it. I got sucked into the story to the point that I didn't even notice the narrators voice. I had Jo pegged all wrong and I honestly feel bad about that because I hated her in the last book. Like seriously hated her and it turns out she is this totally amazing person, who just went about dating and finding a secure life the wrong way. Who hasn't made those kinds of mistakes?.. Well I've never dated someone because they had money but you get my drift. Plus she actually cared for Malcolm.. she wasn't just using him and she never asked for money so that changed my opinion of her completely.

Cam was totally lovable. He was sweet, charming, and he really took an interest in Jo and Cole! He was so amazing with Cole and that was just adorable. I think it would be hard to take on a 14 year old but Cole does it perfectly. The whole think with Blair kinda pissed me off. It's cool if you are friends with your ex as long as you freaking tell your current GF that you are and especially if they come over in the middle of the night. I hated Jo's inner struggle thinking that it was just her insecurities. I feel like she was completely justified in her jealousy. Damn the guy was once in love with the girl and he freaking texted her while he was at lunch with Jo, after they hadn't seen each other in days and he just saw Blair the night before.. So I kinda hated that part of the book. It made me think less of Cam for not communicating with Jo a little better. He wasn't doing anything wrong and everything else he did was basically perfect so I still love him.

There was a whole freaking shit ton of drama. Jo's life has not been easy. She's had to deal with an abusive father, a drunk mother, and she's been taking care of her brother. So naturally there is a lot of drama. It was almost overwhelming. If it wasn't for the hot sex and Cam being just a babe, I probably couldn't have liked the book as much. OH and Joss and Braden were kinda awesome too. :)

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Review: Colin: A Serial Killer Romance

Colin: A Serial Killer Romance Colin: A Serial Killer Romance by Stella Noir
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well... I should have expected this being as the title says "A Serial Killer Romance" but I didn't. I enjoy a darker romance every once in awhile but I like them mixed with really hot dark sex. This book didn't have that. SO I was a little disappointed by that. It was just straight serial killer mixed with a little insta love.

Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed the book. Colin was one of the best written characters I have read in awhile. They did a phenomenal job writing his mind. He had the mind,body, soul of a killer. He thought he was a monster but that he couldn't do any better. His mind was completely broken and it was honestly beautiful. Which I know sounds messed up but it's true and it's hard to explain because I don't usually read these kinds of books. But I believe he was perfect. There wasn't a flaw in his character the whole book. There was always something broken in his mind. Even at the end, when he had the girl, he wasn't instantly healed.

Avery, I absolutely hated. She is what ruined the book for me. I understand that she had to be little bit desperate and she would have to have a few problems to be able to accept a killer for a lover. But she was just unbearable.

I was completely impressed with the writing and the development of Colin's character. I've never read anything by this author and it was given to me by the author through one of my GR friends. But I have to say that I am going to look for some of her other books because I really was impressed with Colins character. I so did not think I would love the serial killer but I did. Not in the I want you to be my husband love, but the your character was so perfectly written that I want to know more about your mind, love.

The book is twisted and also very creepy, but defiantly worth reading!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Review: The Winner's Kiss

The Winner's Kiss The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed listening to this book. I love it when a book completely throws me and this one did that. It went in a direction that I didn't see coming. I mean obviously the ending was what I was expecting but the journey there was something I wasn't expecting.

Through out the series I have gone back and forth on my feelings toward Arin. The last book was hard for me to like him because we knew that Kestrel was actually doing something amazing and completely selfless. She was risking her life and Arin blew up on her and had written her off. But then again what else was he suppose to think? In this book I loved Arin 100%. He was perfection. He never once gave up.. even though he had plenty of reasons to.

I refuse to give any spoilers away and Im not sure how to get around them. So this is going to be short and sweet. I loved this book. I loved Arin and Kestrel. I loved how their relationship progressed and I freaking love that Arin fought for her and vise versa. It was a difficult and emotional journey. There was lots of fighting and lots of loving and understanding. Oh and a tiger named Arin too :)

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Review: Until You

Until You Until You by Penelope Douglas
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I wasn't a huge fan of Bully. I hate Jared. I think his excuses for treating Tate like shit are complete garbage. I enjoy a good love/hate relationship as much as the next girl but this just isn't that. When you have a love/hate relationship the hate is mean of course but there is always the undercurrent of teasing. Jared straight ruined Tate's life for no reason but that he was fucked in the head. He WANTED to hurt her. I just can't get over that. I thought maybe by reading the story from his POV that I would think differently but really it made me hate him more. Because even in his mind he wanted her to cry. He wasn't thinking that he wanted to punish her because he secretly loved her, he just wanted to cause her pain. I know that later he realized that he has loved her the whole time but still. While he was actually doing the horrible things he was just thinking that he fucking hated her. I also think that Tate gave in WAY too easily. Um if a guy ruined a couple years out of my life I would NEVER ever give him another chance. Geez and later on when the tape got out and they found out that Jared wasn't the one who sent it, she effing apologized to HIM! ARE YOU KIDDING?!?!? He has tormented her for years. She should not apologize for not trusting him right away. I understand that he realized that he loved her and did a complete 180 but what the hell else should she think?

Im sorry but I can't get into this relationship. It is totally fucked up. He freaking ruined years of her life... I don't get it. Im going to read the next book because so many people recommend this to me and I am hoping that Madoc isn't as big of a jackass and Jared is. I seriously doubt it, but I have hope.

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Review: Blood Obsession

Blood Obsession Blood Obsession by L.E. Wilson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh Aiden. I love you. Seriously, he was amazing. I still haven't read Blood Hunger, but I do have a copy of it now, so I do plan to read it. But as of right now I don't see Nik being any better than Aiden. He was just yummy. He is British and has a fantastic sense of humor. He is my ideal man. Sure he is possessed by a demon but ehh.. worse things could happen.. right?

So Aiden wakes up in grain.. literally covered in grain silo and he has no recollection of how he got there. He runs into Grace, who is spying one some random guys in suits, and finds out he is in China of all place. I liked Keira from the last book. She had to be a strong character to be able to deal with Luuk. But I LOVE Grace. She was weird and quirky and hellloo she had a pet hedgehog, named Mojo! She gets in all this trouble to save her Mojo. Anybody who puts their life on the line for an animal is perfect in my book. Anyways.. so Aiden decides that he is going to stay and help her get her Mojo back.. even though he has no clue what her Mojo really is... That is when I knew I was in love with Aiden. Well that and then later on in the book he carries Mojo in his sweatshirt hood... Sigh. Thats's just awesome.

So Aiden and Grace have the suits after them, but they later find out that they also have the demon possessed humans after them as well. There's a lot of things that happen here but I hate spoilers and I am trying my hardest not to give too much away. But eventually Grace ends up in Seattle to talk to Aiden's friends and their mates. Aiden follows and finds out that Wanno (which is the demon inside of him) is really in there and that Leeha is able to call him to her... Scary right? That can only lead to trouble.. That girl needs her head readjusted :)

I loved everything about this book. There wasn't one time during it that I was like "I hate that, or I wish that had been different". There aren't a lot of books that I feel that way about. There is just enough action, just enough romance, and just enough humor. Oh and the werewolves are in it to, did I mention that? I feel like I should have. They are funny guys.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Review: Prick

Prick Prick by Sabrina Paige
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Okay.. this book was sooooo corny... but I loved it. I am not a huge fan of the step brother romances. I honestly don't get the appeal. Wait that's a total lie. I get it, but I just think that it is over played and usually the books end up being way to cheesy for me... Like I said this one was corny towards the end but it wasn't too much.

I went into this book thinking I was going to hate it. I honestly didn't think I would finish it. But really they were never related while they were together. Their parents were engaged.. but eh who cares they weren't related so whatever. Ive never had a problem with it being taboo but just in case that is one of your hangups.. it's written to where they aren't actual step siblings while they are together.

What made the book awesome--- Caulter and Kate. Kate was a priss with attitude. I was afraid she was going to be TSTL character but she wasn't! YAY. I actually liked her quite a lot. Especially since Caulter was a douche bag at first.. Kate gave it right back to him though. I absolutely loved the love/hate thing they had going on. I also loved that we got Caulter POV. I am 100% sure that if I didn't get his thoughts, I would have hated the book, because he would have just looked like a total Prick. But because we knew what he was actually thinking, he was easy to fall in love with.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Review: Blood Vengeance

Blood Vengeance Blood Vengeance by L.E. Wilson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book! If you are looking for a sweet vampire mating, then this is not your book. This book is kind of dark. I will be honest and tell you guys that I didn't read the first book. It wouldn't let me buy it on amazon for some reason? I have no clue but I read this one anyways. Even though it's not the first book.. I really didn't get lost. I am sad that I don't know all of Nikulas and Emma's story but I know how it ended so that will just have to be good enough for me.

In this book we have Luukas (side note: I love how his name is spelled) who has been in captivity for 7 years. He has been stripped of his master vampire powers and has been repeatedly tortured and denied of blood. We find out that Keira is the witch who has made all of this possible. She took his powers and helped the evil vampire Leeha. But Keira didn't want to do any of those things. She was blackmailed into doing them and in the end she tries to help Luukas as much as she can. But when rescue comes Luukas is half crazed and tries to kill her.. but he can't because she is his.

Through out the book Luukas is struggling with a darkness in his mind. He goes back and forth on wether he should kill Keira or not and he does not believe in the fated mate fairytale. He tries everything he can think of to prove that it isn't true. This is the only real issue I have with the book. I know he was struggling with insanity but I hated that he constantly thought about killing her and how once his mind was better he would be done with her.... it just formed a negative opinion for him in my mind. There was one point in the book.. well I really can't tell you with out giving things away but he almost let her die when he could have saved her from all her suffering. I tried really hard to look at things from his perspective but it was hard for me because he didn't start to treat her well until the last chapter of the book.

I am really excited to get into Blood Obsession and see what is going on with Aiden!

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