Monday, June 30, 2014
Cooper was great but it lack something. It was a little unexpected though. I didn't understand how Harper Sloan was going to write the book since Coop had died in the previous book. However, I was glad Ash got his story and Coop was still very much apart of it. Cooper is told from multiple points of views. I liked how many different people's perspectives the story was told from. It helped make the story a better book. I was a little sad that Maddox wasn't in the book that much. He is my favorite character in the series and I seriously can't wait for the next book LOCKE. I have been dying for his story since the series began.
Ash was super sexy in a dark way. He is still very much dealing with his brother's death. It has always been the two of them against the world and now its just him. He didn't know how to handle it. He drinks and has sex with random women. He really only wants one woman but for some unknown reason they both keep pushing each other away.
Chelcie is the sunshine and Ash's reason to live. She makes everything better. She makes the darkest go away. Chelcie had a one night stand with Ash's brother Coop right before he died and got pregnant. She wants to tell Ash but is afraid he won't understand what was going on between Coop and her. She's afraid Ash will reject her and she doesn't want to deal with that. She is a hormonal pregnant lady that cries more in the book than she actually talks. Everything leads to her crying. She went of some horrible dates in an attempt to get her mind off of Ash but she just ends up comparing the men to Ash every single time. And Dee was purposely setting up those horrible dates so she would realized she wanted Ash and no one could compared to him.
I loved the energy he had with Chelcie. He loved her before he even really knew her. She made him want to live again and be the man he always was. She is the good that he knew existed in the world. He was super protective of her and the baby once he got his head out of his butt and realized Chelcie was his. Chelcie understood Ash and his darkness.
Chelcie eventually tells Ash everything and they finally get together. Ash wants to be there for the baby and Chelcie. He wants her as his woman. After they finally get together the story moves really fast and a lot of stuff start happening. They move in together, get engaged and start planning their future together. I was a little thrown off by the Sarah Jane situation. Ash had talked a little bit about her but he never mentioned she was crazy. I felt like the Sarah Jane stuff was thrown in to make the story. The book would have been pointless if there wasn't some kind of drama in it.
Cooper was still a little sad and heartbreaking for me. I hate how Coop died and I wish didn't. I hate when characters get knock off but I understand why Harper Sloan did it. This book and the story wouldn't have been possible without someone dying.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her. Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about. If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking.
"Come on. You're my obnoxious, loud, insensitive Ben! I'm the melodramatic one."
"I'm yours?" he repeats with an arched brow, though that teasing lilt is missing.
In this sequel to Wallbanger, the second book in the Cocktail series, fan favorites Caroline and Simon negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in San Francisco. Playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on her honeymoon, Caroline’s working crazy long hours to keep the interior design company running—especially since she’s also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel on Sausalito. So with her hotshot photographer boyfriend gallivanting all over the world for his job, she and Simon are heavy-duty into “absence makes the heart grow fonder” mode. Neither has any complaints about the great reunion sex, though! Then Simon decides he’s tired of so much travelling, and he’s suddenly home more. A lot more. And wanting Caroline home more, too. Though their friends’ romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort their relationship out. Neither wants “out of sight, out of mind,” but can they create their own happy mid-ground cliché?
"You're killing me, bent over like that, and with cookies! Dreaming, I'm dreaming," he joked, coming up behind me and unexpectedly grabbing my hips.
"Yes. The bestest part is that I'm going to take a bubble bath with you. And not because I'm planning on seducing you, which I'll try. And not because you'll need help washing your back, which I'll offer to do. But for a very specific reason," he said, getting up and pulling me toward the bathroom.
"To see me naked?"
Do you take me seriously? Because I don’t. I use my jokes and easygoing personality to hide the pain I’ve felt since he took his last breath. I’m adrift without my partner in crime, my best friend…my brother. I can taste the vengeance just within my grasp. Until she barges into my life. Promising me happiness and a peace I’ve been craving for years. She is the sun to my darkness, the happy to my despair. But she holds secrets. Just like I do. She holds hers close, where I just pray mine don’t rock the walls we’re trying to build. Now I’m stuck at a crossroads between my desire for revenge and my craving for her and the life we could have together—and I have no idea which road I should travel. All I know with crystal clear certainty is that the past has the power to destroy it all.
The feeling of something tightening against my stomach makes me calm down long enough to make sure the baby is okay. I reach down and scream when I feel warm skin, coarse hair and an arm that does not belong to me.
Hearing her say we're causes my heart to leap in my chest. Goddamn, this woman unmans me.
"I like the sound of that," I tell her honestly.
"There's nothing to be sorry about. I've got a healthy baby boy, a great fiance, and...and I just sent my book off to my editor, Mickey. Trust me, Dee. It's okay."
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
I had really liked the synopsis of Throttle Me. It's what captured my attention and made me want to read the book. It seemed like it was going to be a good book and while there were parts I liked about the book, I felt like the synopsis was a little misleading. Throttle Me was more about two people meeting and they see how many times, how many ways and how many different places can they have sex before the end of the book. It had no build up or anything. It didn't seem like a story to me. It was in both Suzy's and City's POV and for once I didn't like it. I was reading two different people's thoughts but it felt like they were the same person.
Suzy is a shy, quiet, boring, book nerd, good girl with naughty thoughts. She wanted someone like City (stupid nickname, I know). He was rough, tattooed, biker and turned her on like no one else ever had. When City did take notice of her, she kept asking herself why her and blowing him off. She kept wanting a lawyer or someone like her - boring but the boring guy just didn't do it for her. She had this checklist of what she wanted her future to look like and City wasn't it. She was too in her head. She over thought and over analyzed everything.
City it seemed like he had to get Suzy drunk just to get her to lighten up some. Everytime they went out he was basically forcing a drink in her hands. He said she was more fun when she was tipsy. He was against drinking and driving though, since he lost his high school sweetheart to a drunk driving accident years before. Which for some reason screwed him up. He also had to use sex against her for her to agree to go a date with him or even see him. He would remind her of how they felt together during sex and talk dirty to her and then ask her out. When City was around Suzy, he made her feel special but when he was around his family, she was just some girl. nothing special. He was confusing.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Forever Consumed is the third and final book in the Consumed series. It is in dual POVs.
I loved the overall book. I wanted a happy ending for Olivia and Seth. I didn't like how the first 2 books ended. I kept thinking they needed closure. I thought this book was a little too by the book with the marriage and baby thing. It seems like in every series the couple gets married and has a baby in book three.
There was a couple of things that bothered me. Olivia forgave Seth way too much. The minute she would find something out, she would forgive him. The minute he did something wrong, she would forgive him. Sometimes especially when it's something big, it takes longer than a minute to process and forgive. Seth kissed her best friend twice, yet she forgives him instantly. But, she has a hard time forgiving her best friend. I didn't understand it. Her reasoning was her best friend stop sharing things with her, she's secretive, so that's why she was having a hard time forgiving her. I would think she would have a hard time forgiving her husband too. He promised his life to her, he committed himself to her in front of god and everyone else. I hard time understand Olivia in this book. She was weak and a pushover. She was very strong willed when she was first introduced in the very first book, but she lost herself over the books. Seth not being on board with Olivia's pregnancy pissed me off. He blamed her and made it seem like it was her fault. Doesn't he know it takes 2 to tango? Olivia didn't get herself pregnant.
Jackson and Selena's relationship frustrated me, but at the same time I wanted to know what was going on with those two. I think most of the book, I was more interest in them than who the book was really about.
I did love the funny little moments between Olivia and Seth. The silly ones that weren't serious, just two people in love hanging out, having fun and laughing. They almost seemed real. The chemistry between Olivia and Seth is perfect. They genuinely cared for each other. Seth sure does love his nipple jokes and making Olivia blush. Seth seemed different in this book. The last couple of books, he seemed angry and bitter, but this one he was light, carefree and at peace.
I can't wait for Selena and Jackson's book. I really want to know about those two more than anything.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Baiting The Maid Of Honor was a great, easy read. There wasn't anything spectacular about the book. It was different in the sense that there are 4 books in the series and they're all written by different authors. Other than that, it was just a normal book. The storyline was a little different but I had a feeling like I read the book before but with different characters.
Reed and Julie are complete opposite in every sense. Julie is rich, polish, uptight, spoiled, privileged and perfect in every way. Reed is dangerous, dark, moody, confusing, commanding, a Swat commander and delicious. They meet at a mutual friend's wedding. Julie is the maid of honor and has planned out the whole week leading up to the weeding for everyone. Reed is a last minute wedding party addition. They meet on a balcony. Julie step out for a breather and Reed was in the shadows watching her. They start a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Julie doesn't want Reed. She wants clean and tidy but only Reed turns her on like no other. The game ends when Reed gets Julie to admit she wants him. Reed wants Julie for sex but after he has her, he wants to keep her forever. They both are from the same city and realize that maybe they could make it work. Julie deals with some heavy family stuff and Reed didn't have a great childhood.
I loved that Julie made Reed work for it a little bit. She didn't just give into his charm. She challenged him. Their banter and Reed being a demanding asshole were also some of my favorite parts. I like that every book I have read where the guy had a bad childhood, his character is dark, dangerous and controlling. It's like there is a writing handbook that says when the guy is screwed up make him dangerous. I did love his dangerous side. Reed also had a secret romantic side that I don't even think he knew he had. He knew the way to a woman's heart and he didn't even have to try hard. I didn't love that they knew each other for a couple of days and were already thinking about the future. That was a little quick.
Devil's Game was great. I had been waiting forever for this book and it lived up to all my expectations. I love Joanna Wylde and the Reapers MC series. This book had to be the best in the series so far. I loved the storyline and the character development.
Em is a great heroine. She has a take no shit from anyone personality. She can be a sweetheart but she did grow up in a motorcycle club, so she knows how to fight when it was necessary. She is tired of living under her dad's watchful eye. She is tired of wanting someone that doesn't want her back. She just wants to be independent and be her own person. She meets Liam and thinks he is the one. He then kidnaps her and she finds out he is a liar. She doesn't want to want Liam but is drawn to him. Em has always been my favorite character and I was glad she finally got a book and a happy ending.
Liam is a Devil's Jack. He is sent to watch Em the Reaper's president's daughter. The minute he sees her, he wants her. There is something about Em that gets to him. Liam is dangerous, is part of the rival MC club and can't stay away from Em. He is an asshole, talks super dirty and knows how to turn Em on. He thinks she deserves so much more than she thinks she does.
Devil's Game starts off with back stories of Em and Liam's childhood. Then it goes to the part that's in Reaper's Legacy when Em meets Liam at the bar. We finally find out what happen with Em and Liam after he kidnapped her and what went down at the house. Em and Liam have a Romeo and Juliet love story thing going on. They're not suppose to want each other or be together but are. Liam's brother basically tells Em to stay away from Liam. She's no good for him. Em's dad and some other Reapers tell Em to stay away from Liam but she doesn't. Liam makes Em his old lady. To Em that means everything. Some big things go down between the clubs and almost destroys their relationship. Em's dad learns to accept their relationship. He sees how much Liam loves her and is willing to risk to be with her. Liam and Em move in together at the end. The Devil's Jacks want to use her as a neutral territory. They aren't going to hurt her since she is a Devil's Jacks old lady and the Reapers won't hurt her since she is part of their MC club.
The book is great. I loved it all. The dirty talk was my favorite. Liam knew how to talk dirty. I think he has the dirtiest mouth of all the MC club members. There were that many steamy moments between Liam and Em but what was in the book did the trick. They were great and held nothing back. There is also a sneak peek into Picnic story that comes out next in the series.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Fun new series by several different authors. I have read the first couple and they are great, light, easy read that's funny and charming. All four books in the series came out on June 9th, 2014.
He’ll own her from the very first touch. Julie Piper and Reed Lawson have nothing in common. She’s a people-pleasing sorority girl hiding behind her perfect mask. He’s a take-no-prisoners SWAT commander who isolates himself from the world. But when they’re forced together at their friends’ posh destination wedding, one thing is clear—Reed wants Julie more than he wants his next breath. Which is why he’s not about to stand by when she’s dared to seduce another man. Julie wants neat, tidy sex, so she could get back to what she does best—making everybody else happy. She never expected to slip into a dark bedroom and have her mind blown by rough, demanding hands, and a sinfully filthy mouth—neither of which belong to the best man. One night should have been all Reed needed to get the blond temptress out of his system, but when one taste is nowhere near enough, he’ll be forced confront the effects of his hellish past. One that may push Julie away forever...just when he realizes he can't live without her.
How far can one favor go. Logan McCade arrives at his best friend’s wedding overworked and in desperate need of a vacation, only to discover his best man duties have been…expanded. He must coax Colton’s sister out of her shell, or risk her hiding in her room all week. Logan figures he can handle one introverted bridesmaid, but he’s not expecting how much he enjoys “handling” Sophie…or how much she enjoys being handled. Socializing has never been web designer Sophie Brooks’s strong suit, but she’s determined to shed her wallflower image and embrace the “New Sophie”—a feat made easier with the supremely sexy Logan McCade tempting her to explore all her forbidden fantasies. If she’s not careful, she just might fall for the best man. Sophie’s sweet, sexy, and delectably awkward demeanor brings much-needed calm to Logan’s hectic life. With the nuptials only days away, Logan is forced to face the possibility that his favor to a friend might have become something else entirely…and that he’s not willing to let Sophie go. Ever.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Liam "Hunter" Blake hates the Reapers MC. Born and raised a Devil's Jack, he knows his duty. He'll defend his club from their oldest enemies-the Reapers-using whatever weapons he can find. But why use force when the Reapers' president has a daughter who's alone and vulnerable? Hunter has wanted her from the minute he saw her, and now he has an excuse to take her. Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club's president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger-a man who isn't afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn't afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he's The One. Or so she thinks.
“Em, I really like you. We covered that. I like you enough not to play games¸ okay? That means I’m not gonna feed you any romantic bullshit.”
Huh. Wasn’t sure how to take that. On the one hand, I didn’t want him lying to me. On the other, I didn’t like the honesty, either. Made it too hard to pretend that this wasn’t completely insane.
“So let’s lay it all out,” I said. “You want to fuck me, but you don’t care about me. I want to fuck you, but trust me, every time you open your mouth, I care about you less.”
“Pretty much,” he muttered.
“Sorry, babe. Can’t let you do that.”
“Drive to Coeur d’Alene by yourself.”
I raised my brows.
“Have you lost your mind? Consider yourself uninvited to Thanksgiving, asshole.”
I loved this series and am glad I read it. I wish there were more books in the series. I didn't really like it at first but then it got good. I couldn't put the books down.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Stealing Harper is Chase POV of Taking Chances. I didn't like Taking Chances at all. I don't like the love triangle thing. Someone always get hurt. I know it's just a book and that the love triangle isn't real but I still feel bad for the other character that get his heart broken. I was excited for this book however. I wanted to know what was going on in Chase's head.
I loved Chase and Harper's chemistry. It was crazy. They clearly had feeling for each other. What bothered me most with this book and Taking Chances besides the love triangle was...
- I don't understand why Chase didn't admit his feeling her Harper before she got with Brandon. The whole love triangle would never had happen if he just told Harper, he wanted her.
- Why didn't Chase tell Brandon to leave Harper alone. He wanted her. Brandon asked Chase several times if anything was going on with him and Harper. Chase always said no. If he would have said yes, Brandon would have left her alone.
- Why did Brandon go after Harper when he could tell something was going on with Harper and Chase even thought they denied it. Brandon saw Chase wanted her. He saw Harper wanted Chase, so why.
- Why did Harper even get with Brandon when she wanted Chase. I know she didn't want to wait around for something that was never going to happen with Chase but why did she have to get with Brandon. She should have just stay single instead of hopping into a relationship.
- Harper rubbing her relationship with Brandon in Chase's face. It seemed to me, she was trying to make Chase jealous.
- How could Harper not know that Chase wanted her. There were signs every time he was around her.
- I hate that Harper had Brandon but still wanted Chase. She supposedly love Brandon but cheats on him with Chase. She lets Chase kiss her and has sex with him. She wouldn't even have sex with Brandon.
- I think Harper never loved Brandon. She was just with him because she didn't want to be alone and she thought Chase didn't want her.
- Brandon and Chase had no bro code. Everyone in the book kept saying Brandon and Chase were like brothers but I didn't see it. It seemed like they were roommates that got along a little bit before Harper showed up. If Brandon was like a brother to Chase he would have never went after Harper when he could tell something was going on with them.
I was dying for Overwhelmed By You to come out. I was wishing this book came out before Torn From You. It was a great book but I was expecting something completely different than I read. I love how the author writes about stuff that is happening to real people in real life. It's a little more relatable. I also love that the characters from Torn From You made an appearance in this book. I love knowing what they're up too.
I had love Ream in Torn From You. I loved that he was an asshole, mean and cocky. However, in Overwhelmed By You, he was different that I originally thought he was going to be. Kat is a strong women. I think she is the strongest woman I have ever read a story about. She has gone through a lot and stills finds a way to get up every morning.
I thought I had the whole story figured out. I thought it was going to be able a girl wanting the hot rocker guy. Him going through a faze where he doesn't think he is good enough for her and then realizing she is the one when she tries moving on. Overwhelmed By You is nothing like that. The book gives a little back story to Kat and Ream's relationship. They both have a crazy past. Kat lost her parents when she was really young and she got diagnosed with MS when she was a teenager. She doesn't think anyone will accept her with her illness and hides it. Ream's mom stole him to drug dealers to pay off her debt to them. He has done some pretty crazy and horrible stuff. He also killed a guy that was hurting his sister and thinks he lost his sister to a drug overdose.
Ream finds out about Kat's illness. At first he thinks she's a druggie and that pissed him off. He later finds out what is going on and tries to make it up to her. She doesn't want anything to do with him. Ream has been on tour and just gets back in town and makes in his mission to win Kat back. Kat is mad and hurt and doesn't want Ream's pity. They go through some stuff and he does everything in his power to win her over. She caves in. But right when she thinks she is gonna get her happily ever after, she finds Ream in bed with another woman and man.
Kat is heart broken. She tries to move on, then she gets kidnapped. Ream comes to her rescue. That when she learns about his past. The woman that kidnapped Kat is a girl that Ream knew when he was younger. She was the drug dealer's daughter and in love with Ream. She was mad when he left. Ream makes a deal with her, he will stay if Kat gets to leave. Kat is arguing with him and that when this other girl walks in and kills the female from Ream's past. She is Ream's sister Heaven. She wasn't dead. She has been alive this whole time and trying to protect Ream.
That was basically the end of the book. Some other stuff happens but it wasn't that big of a deal. Kat and Ream get together again. He wants only her. And she wants just him. His past doesn't change her opinion of him. She loves him.
I can't wait for the next book in the series. Cris and Heaven's story. I hope it is just as good or even better than the other books in the series.