Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Adult Books Releasing In January

January 6, 2015
Contradictions (Woodfalls Girls #3) by Tiffany King

Take Them By Storm (Angel Island #3) by Marie Landry

Falling Away (Fall Away #3) by Penelope Douglas

January 11, 2015
 Never Never by Colleen Hoover

January 13, 2015
Raveling You (Unraveling You #2) by Jessica Sorensen

January 22, 2015
 Saving You (Love Wanted In Texas #2) by Kelly Elliot

The Untouchables (Ruthless People #2) by J.J. McAvoy

January 27, 2015
Beautiful Redemption (Maddox Brothers #2) by Jamie McGuire

Mystery Novels Releasing In January

January 6, 2015
Lie of The Needle by Cate Price

Twisted Threads (Mainely Needlepoint #1) by Lea Wait

Insatiable Appetites (Stone Barrington #32) by Stuart Woods

January 12, 2015
Murder Out Of Tune by Lesley Cookman

January 20, 2015
Mr Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars #2) by Rob Thomas

January 27, 2015
Arsenic and Old Books (Cat in The Stacks #6) by Miranda James

All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Game Plan (A Neighbor From Hell #5) by R.L. Mathewson

The Game Plan is the 5th book in the Neighbor From Hell series. I had high hopes for this book. I had waited what seemed like for ever for this book and was sadly let down. It didn't suck but it wasn't great to me either. I absolutely love the series and can't get enough of it, but this book wasn't like the other books in the series. It lacked a lot of what makes the series so great.

The other books are always super funny and have steamy sex scenes and The Game Plan didn't have that. There were some funny moments but it wasn't like the other books. Normally, I laugh out loud and this one I barely cracked a little smile. I always loved how the Bradford men love their food and are crazy about eating and everything and anything that deals with food and The Game Plan didn't have that. It had some but it was scaled down a lot. The sex was even sucky. There was barely any in the book.

Bradford men normally are crazy about their girl too and Danny wasn't crazy about Jodi. He knew he wanted her but he wasn't crazy like the men in the books previous him. I loved that some of the past characters from the other books made little appearances. I think if it wasn't for them, I would have stop reading the book instead of finishing it.

The characters were okay. They had a lot of background. Danny was a typically Bradford man. He was tall, sexy and built in every way possible. Jodi was a bit annoying. She friendzone every guy that got close to her. She thought of herself of every guy's kid sister instead of something that could be desireable. She had low self esteem. She whined a lot about how her ex was horrible and left her with debt. She too was annoyed and didn't like Danny at first but every girl that meets a Bradford man never likes them at first. Danny was always talking about his game plan with Jodi which got annoying.

The book in told in multiple POVs and it would have been nice if the author wrote at the beginning of the chapter whose POV I was reading from. It was sort of confusing trying to figure it out. There were also so many errors with spelling and grammar. Also it was stupid how the author wrote and sentence and stop in the middle. She did it several times. I want to read full sentences not be stop mid way through. The book was also hard to follow in some parts. It seemed to jump around a little bit.

I hope the next book in the series is better and it has all the greatness that comes with the series.

Romance Books Releasing In January

January 6, 2015
Falling Away (Falling #4) by Jasinda Wilder

Last Call (Cocktail #4.5) by Alice Clayton

January 12, 2015
A Veil of Glass and Rain (A Touch of Cinnamon #1) by Petra March

January 13, 2015
The Catching Kind (Brew Ha Ha #3) by Caitie Quinn

January 16, 2015
My Lord (Rothvale Legacy #2) by Raine Miller

January 20, 2015
Trade Me by Courtney Milan

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Young Adult Books Releasing In January

January 6, 2015
Hellhole by Gina Damico

January 13, 2015
When by Victoria Laurie

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

January 15, 2015
Essence (Eve #1) by A.L. Waddington

Fantasy Books Releasing In January

January 6, 2015
Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles #1) by Amanda Hocking

January 15, 2015
Fifteen (The Dreamwalker Diaries #1) by Jen Estes

January 20, 2015
Burned (Fever #7) by Karen Marie Moning

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Contemporary Romance Novels Releasing In January 2015

January 12, 2015
Dirty Ties by Pam Godwin

January 13, 2015
Beautiful Burn by Adriane Leigh

January 26, 2015
Throb by Vi Keeland

January 27, 2015
Mendacious by Beth Ashworth

Risking It All (Crossing The Line #1) by Tessa Bailey

January 28, 2015
One Long Embrace (Eternal Bachelors Club #5) by Tina Folsom

Monday, December 22, 2014

Owning Violet (The Fowler Sisters #1) by Monica Murphy

I liked Owning Violet. It was a different type of book for me but the same too. It was a love story with a love triangle and I normally hate those type of books but I liked this one. It was in Dual POVs. It's a three part series with a different book for each one of the Fowler Sisters.

Violet is a quiet, shy, smart female. She does everything that is expected of her and more. She likes to please everyone. She seemed like a pushover and didn't stand up for herself. But her backbone did make the occasional appearance when it was needed. It bothered me that her boyfriend Zachary was an asshole, didn't treat her well, used her and she suspected he was cheating on her but she stayed with him. She even wanted to marry him and thought his cheating ways would stop if they were married. She wasn't even sure she loved him. It felt like she was settling. It wasn't until someone pointed out that she deserved better that she open up her eyes and saw that Zachary was scum and dumped him.  She clearly came to her senses eventually got someone so much better.

Ryder was extremely sexy He had a dark past, used women, was a known womanizer, originally was gonna use Violet but ended up wanting her more than anything. Thought of himself as a bad guy that hurt people but all he did was take care of Violet every chance he got. I loved his name too and his dirty talk. I also loved when the book was being told from his POV. It felt different and real. I loved how his mind worked. But it was annoying how Ryder wanted Violet but pushed her away at the sametime. She would see the real him and he would freak and bail. It happen so many times especially right after sex, he would become distant and it annoyed me. He couldn't make up his mind, he couldn't get Violet out of his mind either. He wanted her like crazy, he just didn't think he was good enough for her. He needed up being the best thing that happen to her.

I loved Ryder and Violet's love story. Violet taught Ryder how to be in a relationship and how to love someone. Ryder taught Violet to go after what she wants and to stand up for herself. Ryder was gonna use Violet at the beginning but after having her one time, he needed her more. She was good for him. There were some things that were disturbing like Violet's dad and that girl that got around with every guy in the book, I can't remember her name right now. She was too young and he was way too old.

I can't wait for the next book in the series, Stealing Rose.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Ripped (Real #5) by Katy Evans

Ripped is a great read to me. It's an amazing love story and seems very real. It's about first love, first heartbreak and second chances. Someone's first love always screws a person up. No person is ever the same after they experienced their first heartbreak. It changes people. Pandora had her first heartbreak when she was a teenager and it screwed her up bad. In the first couple of books in the series, Pandora was always bitter and mean. After reading Ripped and getting into Pandora's head, I see why she was so bitter. She was just hurting and taking it out on everyone else around her. Ripped is told in both Kenna's and Pandora's POV.

Pandora wants what her friends have. She wants love, the all consuming type but she also hates love because of her past. She also seems to hate men in general. Her first boyfriend, Kenna which was also her first love, said he loved her and then left her. He lied to her and it ended up hurting her. She never got over it. Years later and his name still gives her butterflies. She hates him or tries to but can't. She wants him too bad. He proved her right about every guy in the world. She's scared to trust him again too.

Kenna wants Pandora. He's always wanted her. He left her to protect her and always was gonna go back for her when he proved her mom that he was good enough for her. Kenna didn't want to leave Pandora like she thought he did. Her mom was holding something huge over his head and he left to keep her safe and save his father. I loved that after so many years apart and Kenna still wants Pandora more than he wants to breathe. Kenna and Pandora have the all consuming love and Pandora never even knew it.

I loved that Pandora couldn't say "I Love You". Normally, it's the guys that have a hard time with saying it but in this case it was her. I think she was afraid she would lose herself if she said it. It was like giving herself full to another person and trusting them to care about her and not hurt her. She had only ever said "I love you" to her dad and he ended up betraying her, so she was scared.

I was glad Pandora found happiness. She was also so sad and hurt and at the end was happy. She was smiling and laughing which is so unlike her. She changed and I loved it. She learned to trust Kenna again which is hard to do when the trust has been broken. She forgave her and got her happy ending.
Ripped kind of ended with a cliffhanger of a sorts. Their story is far from being over. I want to know what happens next and if they find their baby.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Slammed by Skyla Madi

I was so glad when I found out Jackson and Selena were getting their own story. I loved Jackson and Selena in the Consumed series. I think I was more excited for this book then I was the whole Consumed series. There was always little snippets of something big going on between Jackson and Selena in the other books but it never really said what was happening. I was glad I got to finally found out what was happening. Slammed is in Jackson's and Selena's POV. I didn't like the cliffhanger one bit. It sucks when books end with some many questions left unanswered.

I always wondered what the hell was going on with them. They seemed to care for each other but hate each other at the same time. Jackson played some serious mind games with Selena. You could tell he cared for her and wanted her but kept pushing her away. It was confusing and exhausting. Selena wanted Jackson so bad, you could tell it physically hurt her to stay away from him.

Selena seemed like a mean bitch in the Consumed series but in Slammed she showed a different side of her. She is caring and soft. She has actual feelings. It was a nice changed from the Selena I had read about before. Jackson has a dark past that screw him up and he thinks he's can't love someone. He doesn't trust love. He loved or thought he loved someone in his past and they hurt him badly. He wants to let Selena in but is scared.

I didn't like Amelia and I didn't see a point to her being in the story except to cause problems for Jackson. Jackson was finally letting go of his past and moving on and she had to mess things up for him. She is a mean little thing and I hope Selena gives her a run for her money in the next book. If there is a next book. I was glad Seth and Olivia made appearances in this book too. I like knowing they're still around and there for their friends.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

31 Days of Winter (31 Days #1) by C.J. Fallowfield

Teaser 1:
I was going to need a bit more self-control to go all the way with him in my dreams, if that was as close as I could get to the real thing.

Teaser 2:
‘What do you want, Miss Baxter?’ he asked as his lip twitched upwards in a knowing sexual smile making my stomach flip flop.
‘What I can’t have,’ I sighed.

Teaser 3:
‘I’m giving out what I get Dan, and just because we’ve spent some time together, don’t presume to think you know me. Enjoy your meal. Goodnight.’

No Denying You (Danvers #5) by Sydney Landon

Teaser 1:
“If I’m so lacking in female company, maybe you should help me out. Why don’t you show me what I’ve been missing? I believe you called me fuckable yesterday.” She barely had time to gasp in surprise before his lips swooped down to claim hers.

Teaser 2:
He put his finger against her lips. “I know . . . I’ll see you tomorrow. If something comes up and you need the day off, just call me.”
With one more brief brush against her lips, he forced himself to turn and retrace his steps. Fuck, his life seemed to be filled with bad timing.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

You Were Mine (Rosemary Beach #9) by Abbi Glines

I was super excited to read You Were Mine. I was scared to read it though. I didn't know how I was going to read about Bethy without Jace being the one she ended up with. I did love the story the way it turned out. You Were Mine goes back and forward between what happen 8 years ago and present day. It tells the story of how Bethy and Tripp fell in love so many years ago. It's also in Bethy's and Tripp's POV. Many past characters make appearance in the book too, which is always great. I love reading what the other characters are up too.

Bethy is way different than the girl I first read about in Fallen Too Far. She seemed like a party girl that was always looking for a good time. Now, I know why she was like that. Tripp screwed her up way before we actually met her. In You Were Mine, she is depressed and trying to find a way to live again. Jace's death had an impact on her. His death had an impact on me. I loved Jace's character and was heartbroken when he died. I truly believed Bethy loved Jace and Tripp in two completely different ways. They meant a lot to her. Bethy sort of blames herself for Jace's death. He tried to save her and ended up dying. Bethy is very innocent and sweet. She cares deeply about her friends. I loved her character now more than I did before. You Were Mine changed my opinion on her.

Tripp is a completely different kind of guy in Rosemary. He spent his summers there and knows all the guys, but he writes his own story and paved his own path. Tripp isn't like Rush, Grant, Wood or Jace. He didn't want the life his dad choose for him and decided to do something about it. He left town after spending his last summer falling in love with Bethy. Tripp has loved Bethy since he was 18 years old. He made mistakes when it came to her and he wished he never did. Tripp was Bethy's first everything. In You Were Mine I could actually feel how Tripp was feeling about Bethy. He made it known every chance he got.

I was sad that Jace die and Bethy was heartbroken. I think there should of been another way for Tripp and Bethy to be together and Jace to be alive too. However, I think if Jace was still alive Bethy and Tripp would not have been giving a second chance at being together. Neither one of them would have wanted to hurt Jace. They would have left their relationship in the past and secret. Jace's death is what brought them back together.

You Were Mine was story compared to the other stories but it did have a happy ending. Tripp finally got his Bethy back and that's all the really matters. I am sad that it doesn't look like Tripp and Bethy will be getting a second book. I honestly don't know what else could happen to these two. They got their happy ending and don't have any other obstacles to over come. I can't wait for April for Mase's book. It looks like it's going to be interesting.

Monday, December 1, 2014

More Romance Novels Coming Out In December

December 2, 2014
Ready Or Not (Ready #4) by J.L. Berg

Full Throttle (Blacks Knights Inc #7) by Julie Ann Walker

December 9, 2014
 Tempting Boundaries (Montgomery Ink #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan

December 10, 2014
We're All Mad Here by Leigh Raines

December 20, 2014
Fractured (Lucian & Lia #2) by Sydney Landon

December 27, 2014
 The Game Plan (A Neighbor From Hell #5) by R. L. Mathewson

December 30, 2014

Jaden (Jaded #3) by Tijan

Romance Novels Releasing In December

December 1, 2014
Take A Bow (Perfect Plans #2) by C.J. Wells

The Earl's Defiant Wallflower (The Dukes of War #1) by Erica Ridley

December 2, 2014
No Denying You (Danvers #5) by Sydney Landon

Owning Violet (The Fowler Sisters #1) by Monica Murphy

 Mai Tai'd up (Cocktail #4) by Alice Clayton

December 9, 2014
In The Cards by Jamie Beck

December 16, 2014
In His Shadow (The Tangled Ivy Trilogy #1) by Tiffany Snow