Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Reasonable Doubt (Reasonable Doubt #3) by Whitney Gracia Williams

Reasonable Doubt Volume 3 was the final book in the Reasonable Doubt Series. It was a perfect conclusion to the series. It was a little longer than the previous 2 books. It was also a little tamer on the sexy sex side of things. There was still tons of dirty talk but the sex was done down a lot. It was more of a romance book where they guy is trying to win the girl over and not just trying to get in her pants. The book is told in dual POVs.

There was some back story on Andrew. It made me realize he is human that had a messed up past and I completely understood him at the end of the book. Every action has a reaction and that was very true for Andrew. I thought this book was a little drawn out. Andrew kept messing up things with Aubrey instead of fixing things. The book jump forward a couple of months and did go back in time for Andrew. I loved Aubrey for standing up for herself against Andrew and her parents. She's an adult that finally took control of her life. I was proud of her.

I liked at the end of the book, everyone had sort of made peace in a way. Aubrey sort of made up with her parents. Andrew came to terms what his ex-wife and his best friend had done. Andrew was finally able to grieve for his daughter. Aubrey gave Andrew a well deserved second chance.  However, I didn't like how the book ended. I felt like there should be another book in the series.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Reasonable Doubt (Reasonable Doubt #3) Whitney Gracia Williams

I hate him...

I hate that I fell in love with him, I hate that he didn't love me back, and I hate the fact that I just made a life-altering decision just so I could get the hell away from him.

He'd always said that he was unchangeable, heartless, and cold...

I really should've believed him...

**Final book in the Reasonable Doubt series...**

Teaser 1:
"No." She cut me off. "Do you have any idea how much you've changed? I actually miss when I was Alyssa and you were Thoreau."

Teaser 2:
"You've fucked someone else already?"
"Is that a serious question?"
"Did you fuck someone else already? Did you?"
"Would it matter?"
"Yes, it would fucking matter..." My blood boiled as I stood up. "Did you sleep with someone else?"

Teaser 3: 
I opened my mouth to protest, but he kissed me again and again, whispering as he cupped my breasts, "I would really prefer if we spent the rest of the night in bed and not arguing..."

Fantasy Books Coming Out In September

September 2, 2014

September 9, 2014
September 15, 2014
September 30, 2014

Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter #3) by Vi KeeLand

They say men like a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom. I never knew the sentiment was reciprocal. Until I met Jax Knight. A gentleman in public, a commanding, dirty talking rogue in the bedroom.

Daughter of legendary fighter “The Saint,” Lily St. Claire knows firsthand how fighters can be. As the owner of a chain of MMA gyms, she’s no stranger to aggressive, dominating, and possessive men. That’s why she’s always kept her distance. But the day Jax Knight walks through her door she’s captivated by his charm. Stunningly handsome, well mannered, Ivy League educated, and confident, he shatters all the preconceived notions she’d come to think were true about men who trained to fight.

But falling for someone so soon after her breakup wasn’t something she’d planned on. And definitely not something her ex plans to allow.

Teaser 1: 
Jax brushes his knuckles softly along the side of my cheek. My eyes close at the contact. God I even love the simplest of touches. Each one just says so much with him. 

Teaser 2:
"So you answer the door like that for just anybody?" One eyebrow arched, there's a hint of what could be jealousy in his tone. Forgetting I have no pants on, I look down to find his sweatshirt is barely covering my panties. "I thought you were Reed."
"Not even sure I like you answering the door for Reed like that." His eyes draw a slow sweep up and down my bare legs before he captures me by the back of the neck and kisses me senseless.

Something Wonderful (Something Great #2) by M. Clarke

Why did I torture myself again? I didn't like the first book Something Great and I thought maybe this one would be a little better, so I gave it a chance. I should have known better. There are too many POVs. I am all for dual POVs when it's just 2 people but 4 people was just too much. It was like there were 2 different but the same stories going on in the same book. There was Becky and Matthew's relationship/story. Then there was Max's and Jenna's relationship. They did entwine with each other but I didn't need all the different POVs.

Some words that were over used in this book. There were a loth but these 3 words bothered me to no end. Every time I read them in a sentence I got more annoyed and rolled my eyes. It seemed like every other sentence had since, besides or so in it. 

For example..
"Besides, Max isn't...I mean...we've never even discussed marriage. It's way too soon."
"Besides, I want to be able to drink as much as I want and not worry about how I'm getting home."
"And besides, I didn't drive here, so I can get as drunk as I want."
"After making a cup of coffee, since That was the reason why I can here in the first place."
"I was confused about what day it was, since Jenna was always at Max's place on Friday nights."
"We rarely talked about sex, since she was uncomfortable with it, so hearing this question came off as a surprise."
"I asked, changing the subject to a more comfortable one, so her cheeks could turn back to their normal color."
"Actually, I knew you would go home with Max, so I asked Nicole to pick us up since it's one the way"

Jenna gets mad or fired up like she says is just laughable. The way she describes being mad is too funny. I wouldn't be able to take her being mad serious. Her need to remind me how great her friends are is too much. Every time she's around one of them she goes into detail about how great and wonderful they are. They have always been there for her.

Matthew calling Becky, Becca was confusing. I didn't understand it and it was never explained why which was irritating. I kept thinking there was another character in the book named Becca. Although Matthew was my favorite character in the book. I think if I had to meet any of these characters in real life, Matthew would be the least annoying to me.

Max getting mad and pushing Jenna away was stupid and way beyond immature. "Jenna, we are not done, nor are we broken. I had to see how you would react. I needed to know. Now I see you truly love me." Load of crap. These characters act like they're in high school, instead of adults. They say some immature stuff. 

There is a third book in the series, Something Forever. I will probably read that one too. Even though I hate the series, I have to know how it all ends.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Young Adult Books Coming Out In September

September 2, 2014
September 16, 2014

September 23, 2014
September 30, 2014

Pretty Little Lies (Pretty Little Lies #1) by Jennifer Miller

Pretty Little Lies is a story about 2 young people who fell in love as teenagers, had a fallen out and the found each other years later and pick right back up where they were years before. It makes me wonder if true love really does exist and if fate is real.

I really liked this book. There was something about it that I just loved. I loved the little fashion tips at the beginning of each chapter. They kind of told the reader what the chapter was going to be about in a way. I loved that the book was in one person's POV. It didn't need multiple POVs to be good. I liked the secondary characters and the interaction between Olivia and Pyper.

I hated the little misunderstanding Olivia and Luke had when they were teenagers but it does make the book all that more enjoyable. I didn't like Deacon at all. He seemed like a good guy that turned crazy.

Olivia does have a little too long inner monologues but other than that I liked her alot. She is a strong female. She has been through the ringer with two shitty relationships but still finds a way to pick herself up and move on.

Luke is a true romantic to me. He hasn't see or talk to Olivia in 7 years but he still wants her like the first day he saw her. 7 years didn't change his feelings for her. He loves her and wants her. He does everything in his power to make her his again.

The cliffhanger at the end sucked. I hate when books end like that. Now I have to read the next book to see what happens.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Something Great (Something Great #1) by M. Clarke

I know this book has been out for a while but I was looking for something to read and came across Something Forever which is the last book in the series. I realized I had to start the series from the beginning which led me to this book.

What the heck did I read? That's the thought I had throughout most of the book. It's called Something Great but it really should be called Something Boring, Something Childish, Something other than Great. These people are suppose to be in the their 20s but it felt like I was reading a book about teenagers. There was way too much damn giggles, blushing and teenage lingo. Every cheesy line was said in this book. Every perfect word that you wish a guy would say to you, was said in this book. This book was more like a fairy tale. There wasn't a lot of character development or back story. The plot could have potentially made this a great story had the author know how to write a good book.

Jenna seemed really young, inexperienced, innocent and frankly dumb. She repeated herself constantly. It was really annoying. At the beginning of the book, Jenna makes it seem like she's in her mid 20s with a good head on her shoulders. She said she met her roommate her senior year in college and they have lived together for 4 years but towards the end of the book, she's really only 23. She changes her mind a lot. She seemed well put together at first but then half way through the book, I was sick of her.

Max seems like a player, of course. Every book nowadays makes the guy a player until he meets the one. He knows everything to say to get the girl and he absolutely seems perfect, which was irritating. When Jenna first sees him, he looked or sounded great but then she talked to him and I saw every high school boy I went to high school with. He acts and speaks way too young.

This book was just not for me. It needed a better author to write it. The cheesy, over played sayings and everything about Max was just too much. The author over explained everything that was happening too. It had way too much detail.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Worth The Fight (MMA Fighter #1) by Vi Keeland

I know Worth The Fight has been out for almost a year but I just got around to reading it. I know realized what took me so long to read it. I didn't really like it all that much. The storyline, plot, characters, and issues are were all okay. Some were good but the book to me was boring. I can't really put my finger on it, but there was just something that bugged me about the book as a whole.

Nico Hunter is an MMA Fighter that killed a man during a man during a cage fight. He is still very much dealing with the emotional issues that come with killing someone. He is strong, sexy, tattooed, has a huge family and a huge heart. Although he doesn't think his heart is big or likes people thinking it is.

Elle is an attorney. She has been seeing a guy named William, who is also her friend and an old classmate. She is hired William to help get Nico out of a contract with a company he no longer wants to be apart of. The minute she sees Nico, sparks fly and she's speechless. She didn't realized her life was boring and she was missing something until Nico. She has her own issues that cause her to have nightmares. They go through up and downs like any normal couple. Nico tends to shut Elle out and push her away a lot in the book.

Nico does need to learn how to dirty talk. It was on the tame side and was very disappointing to say the least. The book had some cheesy parts that I didn't like and I normally love cheesy. The writing was very repetitive. I would read the same thing over and over again. I wonder if the author did this on purpose or didn't even realize it. Nico also smiled a lot for someone to be dealing with a dark past. I think the writing was made me not like Worth The Fight. It sucked. I hope the series gets better.

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

Teaser 1: 
He’s so tall.
I didn’t realize how tall he was, but now that he’s standing in my doorway—filling it—he seems really tall. If he were to wrap his arms around me right now, my ear would press against his heart. Then his cheek would rest comfortably on top of my head.

Teaser 2:
“Ask me if you can study at my place,” he whispers.
I nod, wondering why in the hell he would make such a random request after everything that just happened. I do it anyway, though. “Can I study at your place?”
He breaks out into a huge grin and drops his forehead to the side of my head so that his lips are directly over my ear. “I meant for you to ask me in front of your brother,” he says, laughing quietly. “So I have an excuse to get you over there.”
Well, that’s embarrassing.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Beautiful Oblivion (Beautiful #3) by Jamie McGuire

The Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster phenomenon continues in the first heart-pounding new adult romance in The Maddox Brothers series. Fiercely independent Camille "Cami" Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year. Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt. Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red. As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart. In the first installment of the Maddox Brothers books, readers can experience the rush of reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again.

Trenton grabbed me by the shoulders and planted a kiss on my mouth. Sheer shock made my lips hard and unforgiving, but then they melted against his, along with the rest of my body. I relaxed, but my breathing picked up and my heart beat so loud I was sure Trenton could hear it. His tongue slipped between my lips, and his hands slid down my arms to my hips, his fingers digging into my skin. He pulled my hips against his as he kissed me, and then sucked my bottom lip when he pulled away. "Now it's complicated." He grabbed his keys and shut the door behind him. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Craving Absolution (The Aces #3) by Nicole Jacquelyn

Farrah Miller and Cody “Casper” Butler have a longstanding relationship that both refuse to discuss. It isn’t romantic. It may not even be classified as a friendship. Casper’s been saving Farrah from herself for longer than he’d care to admit, watching silently as she drowned herself in alcohol. Then, when she finally got her act together, he left. He told himself he was giving her time to sort herself out. He tried to give her space. But getting shot in the chest can change a man’s perspective, and Casper’s done waiting. When he shows up on her doorstep one night, everything changes. He’s the man who’s seen her at her very worst. She’s his weakness. He runs when things get hard. She never lets anyone see below the surface and is terrified of being abandoned. He knows it’s a long shot, that there’s a good chance she’ll never drop her guard for him—but he has to try. Because a life with Farrah is exactly what he wants—even if he has to fight her for it.

Teaser 1:
"You wanted this, Cody. You waited her out and you chased her, now you've got her. But you need to remember that she's a lot softer than she lets on. Today's been a hard day for her, moving into a new place without Callie and Will. She's dealt with a lot in her lifetime, spent years protecting herself from people she shouldn't have had to. It takes quite a bit for her to trust someone." She paused for a moment, the air heavy with tension. "It doesn't take much to break that trust, son. You keep that in mind before you go leaving her again when she needs you."

Teaser 2:
"Shut up," he said in a low growl as he advanced on me, reaching me as my back hit the front door. "You were worried about me." His mouth was on mine before I could reply.

Rogue (Real #4) by Katy Evans

I loved Rogue. I love the whole Real Series. I so excited for Rogue and I could hardly wait for it to come out. Melanie and Greyson have to be one of my favorite couples ever. I liked that past people from other books made an appearance in this book. I was thinking Melanie was going to get with Riley since they had a thing in the first couple of books. I was surprise that they didn't and I was glad they didn't. I love Greyson too much.

Greyson is an heir to the underground empire. His father controls all the tickets, gambling and money that goes into the underground fighting circuit. It's a title he doesn't want. All he really wants is his mother but his dad took her away when he was 13 and her location was kept a secret from Greyson. His father is dying from cancer and makes a deal with him. Collect all the 48 debts that owe the underground and he will get his mother's location. Greyson is good at his job. So good that his alias name is Zero. Cause there is zero trace of him ever. He gets in, does the job and gets out. 

Greyson decides to take the deal for his mother location. He follows, traces and stalks the people on the list his father gave him. Melanie is one of those people. He wants her the moment he sees her. She is different than anyone he has ever met. Greyson is trained to fight, lie and kill. He does whatever it takes to make sure the job gets done until Melanie.

Melanie lives a carefree life with a smile on her face. But underneath the clothes and smile, she is miserable. Her twin sister died so she could live and she feels she is living for 2 people now. She goes through guys like a normal person goes through food. She pretends to be happy so everyone will think she is. Greyson walks into her life on a raining night and changes all that. He sees her for who she really is. She falls for him quick even though he tells her he's the bad guy.

Greyson is secretive. He never talks to Melanie about his family, job or anything personal. He comes and goes a lot. Melanie sometimes feels like she wants him more than he wants her and at anytime he's going to live and not come back. She thinks he has a secret life which he does. Greyson works through the list, even skipping Melanie's name just to give her more time. He is afraid that if anyone in the underground world finds out about her, they will use her against him. He doesn't want the same thing to happen to her that happen to his mom.

A lot more stuff happen to make the book a great story. There is a great plot and characters. There were a few things that bothered me that had to be an oversight on the author's part. The night Melanie met Greyson, she clearly states she wishes she had worn a bra and then a chapter later and on the same night when Greyson is undressing her, it states he took her bra off. I find that highly unlikely and impossible to do if she wasn't wearing one. Somewhere early in the book she states to her parents that she will be 25 in 3 weeks. Then when Greyson crashes her Sunday brunch with her parents a little later in the book, she says she will be 25 in a little over a month. I feel like the author couldn't remember small details about the characters and instead of looking back in previous chapters, she just made new stuff up.