Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Beat (The Beat and The Pulse #1) by Amity Cross

I think what makes a book a good book is the characters and the character development. Most every book has the same type of characters and this book was no different. I like certain types of character and I tend to read books with those characters. I feel like I can relate to those characters more than any other type of character. To me, when I can relate to something, I tend to like the book more and thinks it's good. There can't be a book without the characters.

The characters:
- Female Lead. Renee or as she goes by Ren. Strong. Thinks she plain. Has a lot of pain and hurt. Has no one. Learns to fight.
- Hunks. Hot. Over protective. Just looking out for Ren. Happens to be twins, Dean and Lincoln.
- Half Sister. Monica. Super mega bitch. Spoiled and doesn't like the fact that Ren is her sister.
- Best Friend. Josie. Instant best friend. Ren confides in her a lot and they hang out every morning. I loved her instantly. Ren and Josie met when Josie fell and Ren stopped and helped her up.
- Competition. Seth. Coffee shop employee. Ren's coworker. Has a thing for Ren but doesn't stand a chance.
- Ren's Parentals. Mom die. Dad abandoned her when she was 5.
- Main Male. Ash. Sexy. Quiet. A fighter. Wants Ren but kept pushing her away.
- Groupies. Tons of fake girls. Fake hair, boobs, ass, tan, everything was fake about them. They always want the hot main guy.
- Enemy. Hammer and Rogue. Hammer hates Ash and wants everything Ash has. Makes his life hell. Rogue ends up having a problem with Ren after Ren beats her in a fight.

I thought Monica was super annoying. She was mad cause Ren showed up and wanted to get to know their dad. If I was Ren, I would have been mad at Monica. Ren and her mom were in the picture before Monica came along. Their dad cheated on Ren's mom with Monica's mom. He eventually left Ren and her mom for Monica and her mom. Ren should of been the one that was pissed off. But Ren never showed hatred towards Monica cause of that situation. She showed Monica hatred for other things though.

Ash and Ren's relationship worked for me. They had the chemistry even though they barely talked. They didn't need words to communicate, they spoke with the body language. I liked how Ash became very protective of Ren and didn't want her to get hurt. Ash reminded me a lot of Remy from Real by Katy Evans. Ren was a strong woman. She had been through hell most of her life, she had to watch her mom die right in front of her and she slept in a storage closet but she still found a way to wake up every morning. I liked how she took up fighting for herself and then somehow it made her and Ash bond even more. The fighting for Ren was a way to let her anger out. It made her feel good, alive almost and the money wasn't so bad either.

I didn't like how the book ended. The cliff hanger sucked. I hate books that end like that. But I guess it makes me want to read the next book to find out what happens next.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Romance Novels Coming Out In November

November 4, 2014
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November 10, 2014
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November 24, 2014

Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward

What did I just read? With the hot guy on the cover and the great reviews I thought this book was going to be good. I was so wrong. I really should learn not to judge a book by the cover. It's what drew me to the book in the first place. I didn't like this book at all. It was the first book by Penelope Ward that I have ever read and it will be the last. The book in divided into 2 parts. The first part is when Elec and Greta are 17 and first meet. The second part takes place 7 years later and they're forced together after a tragedy.

I can't really pin point what I didn't like about the book because frankly I thought the whole thing sucked. It felt the author was a first time writer and didn't know how to write a book. There was many times when the author wrote "I didn't know my life was about to change" or "I thought things were bad until" and stuff along those lines instead of just telling me what going on and letting me read it. There was no character development, no plot development and the writing was juvenile especially the first part. It was a dud to me.

Elec was immature and at the end of the book he did seem like he grew up some. Greta which is a horrible name for a child was whiny and cried too much. Elec treated her like crap and she kept going back to him and tried to be his friend. I don't see how these two fell in love when they didn't talk or hang out much. Greta didn't seem like she would have boys knocking down her door and you didn't really hear her say anything about boy until all of a sudden there is boys that want her. It seemed odd to me. The author threw in things at the last minute to make the story go on.

In part 2 of the book, Greta kept telling people she had an administrative job instead of just staying she was an literary agent. I don't know why she just didn't tell anyone when they asked. Elec having issues with his dad and them not coming out until part 2 bothered me too. Instead of making me guess and wonder what the hell happen, just tell me. It wasn't even that big of a deal. Part 2 is also the exact same shit that happen in part 1 except it's in Elec's POV.

I don't see how this book got some many great reviews. It sucked but I guess some people don't know what a good book is these days.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Books That Are Movies Now Too

I think these are some good books that they made into movies. Not all of them are great movies but movies nonetheless. This is my opinion. Some of the books might suck to you and some of the movies might be great to you. But I think the books were and always are better than the movie.
  1. Endless Love by Scott Spencer
  2. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  6. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  7. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  8. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  9. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
There are countless books I have read and I wish would get turned into a movies but I know it's not possible to make every book into a movie.

Rowdy (Marked Men #5) by Jay Crownover

Teaser 1:
"Gotta be hard for Salem. She has you now but she thinks her sister still has a piece of you from back then. That's a pretty twisted tapestry of history, present and future, she's looking at."

Teaser 2:
"Salem was the girl that was a lot of first for me even if I didn't recognize it at the time. Now that she's back in my life I'm trying to focus on the lasts that she'll be to me."

Teaser 3:
I kissed Salem again and told her, "I'm always going to be here."

Releases October 21st 2014.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Four Seconds To Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3) by K.A. Tucker

I know Four Seconds To Lose came out almost a year ago, but it's been sitting on my kindle waiting to be read, so I decided to finally read it. I love the series Ten Tiny Breaths. It's was one of my favorite series of all times. The first couple of book are some of my favorite books to read til this day. I love the author K.A. Tucker. However, I didn't really like this book to much.

Four Seconds To Lose didn't hold my interest as much as the first two books did. I normally have a hard time putting the book down but with this book I was bored. I didn't really care for Cain or Charlie. They weren't believeable characters to me. Charlie seemed way too young, which towards the end of the book I found out she was in fact way too young. Cain seemed way too old. I couldn't wrap my head around that he was only 29. He seemed way beyond his years.

I didn't like the drugs or criminal activity. I understand Cain owns a strip club and those things are known to happen at a strip club but in this book and series, it didn't have a place. I like how some past characters, Trent and Kasey were in this book for about a minute. And I love Nate and Ben. I wished they were in the book way more. They seem fun. I also like how Cain tried to save all the girls that work at the strip club. He isn't a typically strip club owner, he actually cares for the girls and wants better for them.

I am gonna give the last book in the series a shot and hopefully it redeems the series for me.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Shame (Ruin #3) by Rachel Van Dyken

Everything done in darkness, will eventually be brought into the light. I ran, but all it did was keep me one step ahead of my past. I tried to start over; new name, new identity. But you can't change your soul. A fresh start at college was just what I needed. For a while, it worked. I was the party girl, the one that seemed confident, but it was a lie. When guys kissed me--I felt only pain. When they touched me--Nothing but fear. Deep inside, every girl wants to be the beauty in the story, to find someone that will see you as their world. But the truth? I was the beast. And as much as I wanted redemption, I wasn't fool enough to think I'd ever get it. Until he walked into my life. I wasn't prepared to fall for someone. My scars were too deep, the wounds too raw. But he offered me peace, he offered me security. I should have known it was just another lie--I should have known that falling in love with my professor was a bad idea. But I was powerless to stop myself from falling. And he was powerless to catch me. Because the darkness finally caught up to me, and as fate would have it, a cruel twist almost bled me dry. But I'm stronger than I knew. I'm stronger than you think. You think you know my story, but you don't....after all everyone has Shame in their lives-- and I'm no longer afraid to show you mine.

Teaser 1 
They matched that blue streak in her hair.
The one I couldn’t stop staring at, the one that kept distracting me from my lec-ture. I hadn’t actually planned on ending class so early, but the woman was too distracting. One look and I was just as lost as he’d been. She was like a poison, one I needed to suck out, to destroy.
Falling for her would be easy. 

Teaser 2
Once he was inches from my body, his hands slowly rose to my shoulders then caressed down my arms, resting at my wrists. With a shudder, I bit my lip as he lifted both hands to his lips and bestowed a kiss on each one.
Dropping my left hand, he kept my right, flipping it over until my palm was facing his delicious mouth. With a wicked smile, he kissed the inside of my wrist and then my palm, his breath hot against my skin. My body was full-on trembling, unable to decipher if he was safe or dangerous.
“Goodnight, Lisa.” He released my hand. “Sweet dreams…”

Tied (Tangled #4) by Emma Chase

In the fourth sexy romance by the New York Times bestselling author of Tangled and Twisted, Drew and Kate can’t wait to tie the knot—if they can survive the pre-wedding festivities. For most of my life, I never imagined I’d get married. But Kate did the impossible: she changed me. I think we can all agree I was pretty frigging awesome before, but now I’m even better. The road to this day wasn’t all rainbows and boners. There were mistakes and misunderstandings worthy of a Greek tragedy. But Kate and I made it through with our inexhaustible lust, boundless admiration, and everlasting love for one another intact. That being said, there were some unexpected incidents in Vegas last weekend that could have been a problem. It was kind of... my final test. I know what you’re thinking—what the hell did you do this time? Relax. Let’s not judge, or call for my castration, until you've heard the whole story. And hold on tight, because you’re in for a wild ride. Did you expect anything less?

Teaser 1
I lean toward Kate. “So . . . you’re just going to let her get away with that?”
She continues to stare at her magazine, turning the pages harshly. “Get away with what?”
“With that Hail Mary pass she just threw. Trying to eat off your plate. If a guy came on to you like that in front of me? He’d be eating sidewalk.”
“I’m not a teenager, Drew. My days of fighting over a boy are over.”
What I wouldn’t give to have seen those days. With Jell-O on top.

Teaser 2
“But the truth is, I bought the underwear for me. Because having bras and underwear that match make me feel more put together. And you should know, Mr. I See Everything, that the flavored lip gloss is the only gloss I use. Every day.”
“You sound awfully defensive, Kate.”
“This isn’t defensive. This is a natural reaction to having to deal with the twisted way you view the world.”

Monday, October 13, 2014

Reaper's Stand (Reaper's MC #4) by Joanna Wylde

I love biker books. I think they're my favorite kind of book to read sometimes. There is just something about a sexy, strong, tattooed biker that makes me so happy. Reaper's Stand was a good read, it didn't hold my attention like some of Joanna Wylde's other books, but it was still good. I did think there was something missing. It had the biker, the drama, a strong female and the hot sex, but something was lacking for me and I couldn't figure it out.

I love Picnic. I thought he was a great dad that lost his wife and raised his kids on his won and deserved happiness more than any of the bikers. I'm glad he finally got that. I didn't like London so much. I thought she was strong but not for Picnic. I saw him with someone completely different than her. London was independent, strong, took care of herself and her responsibilities, had her own business and didn't sleep around, but there was something missing with her. She didn't fit into the biker world. When I compared London to the other biker old lady's she just doesn't fit to me. She's way beyond different than them.

Jessica was annoying to me. I know she has problems and was acting like a normal teenager too. But WTF. I didn't act like her and I didn't know anyone that did. She needed a good spanking, maybe that would have straighten her butt out some.

I think when there is more books in the series, the books start losing the greatest that the first couple of books had. Reaper's Stand was great in its own way but when it follows the books Reaper's Legacy and Devil's Game, it just doesn't compete. It isn't even in the same category. I loved those books and  thought they were beyond great. 

I hope if there is more books in the series that it picks back up the greatest that I love so much about the series. I hope it's Painter's story too. I'm glad Emmy is with Hunter and I felt bad for Painter didn't get the girl, so I hope there is someone for him. Maybe Mellie.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Becoming Calder (A Sign Of Love #5) by Mia Sheridan

There is a place in modern day America with no electricity, no plumbing, and no modern conveniences. In this place, there is no room for dreams, no space for self-expression, and no tolerance for ambition. In this place, there is a boy with the body of a god and the heart of a warrior. He is strong and faithful and serves his family honorably. But he dares to dream of more. In this place, there is a girl with the face of an angel and a heart full of courage. To her family, she is the vision of obedient perfection. But she dares to want that which she has been told can never be hers. Becoming Calder is the story of good versus evil, fear versus bravery, and the truth that the light of love has always found its way into even the darkest of places . . . From the beginning of time, to the end of the world.

Teaser 1:
"Make love to me, Calder." I looked up and said, "Right here, in the place that's only ours. Under this moon."
Calder's expression was tender as he leaned in and kissed me softly again and then leaned back. "Did you accept my pebble?" he asked.
I smiled at him and answered, "Yes. It's tucked away in my nest. Does that mean we're married?"

Teaser 2:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Reaper's Stand (Reapers MC #4) by Joanna Wylde

As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese “Picnic” Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he’d never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy—he definitely doesn’t want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong.

Too bad he’s completely obsessed with her.

Besides running her own business, London’s got her junkie cousin’s daughter to look after—a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she’s attracted to the Reapers’ president, but she’s not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life—how far will she go to save her family?

Teaser 1:
"Just let me be strong for you for a minute, okay?" he said softly. "You've held on for a long time, sweetheart. Nobody can say you haven't been strong. But it's been a hell of a night, so why don't you let me hold you and help you right now."

Teaser 2:
"Yeah, sort of picked up on that," he whispered into my ear, nuzzling at it. "Kind hot when you get all embarrassed."
"I'm not embarrassed." I insisted. "I just don't have a potty mouth."
He stilled.
"Did you seriously just use the phase 'potty mouth'?"
I giggled. "I think I did."
"Okay, let's try this again. Tell me what you want me to do."

Monday, October 6, 2014

Locke (Corps Security #5) by Harper Sloan

Darkness is the only thing I see. Ever since the day my life changed. The day that everything and everyone I held close to me ceased to exist. The day I lost it all and the demons of my past consumed my every waking moment.

I tried to keep others at arm’s length. Tried not to let my darkness taint them. Ruin them. Harm them. And whether I want to admit it or not, as much as I wish I could keep them locked out, they refuse to leave. Refuse to let me suffer alone.

If I hadn’t been so focused on keeping those demons from flying free, I wouldn’t have missed how one perfect angel was able to sneak her way under my skin—refusing to let go. Making me want things I don’t deserve.

She consumes me. Her beauty knows no end. The love she promises tempts me every time she’s near. But that pure heart that makes her MY Emmy is the one thing I’m convinced I’ll destroy if I ever let her close.

I’m a broken man. A broken man with too much darkness in his soul to ever let her light shine upon me. But even that doesn’t stop me from craving her with every single breath in my body.

Teaser 1:
I crave her and everything she keeps trying to hand me. I crave her and everything she could give me. My very being calls out to her, and I work daily to refuse it.

Teaser 2:
"Not your girl, Melissa. Remember that. I'll give you a second with my girl, but only a second."

Teaser 3:
To control her body. To claim her soul. To make her mine.

Stay With Me (Wait For You #3) by Jennifer Armentrout

I loved this book, then again I love the whole series. Jennifer Armentrout knows how to write and capture an audience. Jax and Calla are great together. I think they give Cam and Avery a run for the money in the cute factor.

Calla had a bad life. Her house caught fire when she was a kid, she got burned pretty bad. Her back is a complete mess with scars and she has scars on her face and chest that are just as bad but has had surgery on. She lost her young brothers in the fire, her dad left soon after the fire and her mom turned into a druggie. She had to deal with everything on her own for a long while until she escapes and goes away to college. Then her mom steals her money for school and forces her to go back home, just to find out her mom's druggie friends are after her. Those bad people make Calla's life worse. They threaten her, throw dead bodies at her door, kidnap her and shoot her. I think the only good thing was her meeting Jax. 

Jax is prefect in every way but he probably thinks different. He's sweet, a gentleman, has goals, is head over heels for Calla, he's sexy and has a good head on his shoulders. He's has been in love with Calla before Calla even knew his name. Which isn't creepy but really hot. Even though Calla has a noticeable scar on her face, he doesn't see it. He still thinks she's beautiful. He didn't have that great of a life either. He served in the military, had his sister die and saw his friends die while serving overseas. He got hurt in a road side bomb and has the scars to prove it. He drank and went through girls to help deal with the nightmares and the bomb cause.

Jax is everything Calla has wanted but didn't think was possible. She hasn't got to experience life and at 21, she is way behind her peers. She has never had a boyfriend, been kissed, had sex, ate apple pie, been drunk and the list goes on and on. Jax wants Calla and does everything to prove it to her. She doesn't think a hot guy like Jax really wants her though. Then you throw in a mean girl named Aimee that also wants Jax. She is everything Calla isn't. Aimee knows what she wants and isn't afraid to go after it. She is also beautiful and doesn't have a scar on her face. Aimee makes Calla question everything that is happening between her and Jax.

Calla reminded me a lot of Avery in a lot of ways. She was in her head a lot. She had a traumatizing experience just like Avery and she didn't experience life. A lot of past characters made small appearances in the book which I love. I also love Katie. She seemed different and fun. I didn't like some of Calla's long inter-monologues. I hated how everytime she mentioned Aimee, she said Aimee with 1 i and 2 e's. A little annoying. It seemed like everyone in the book besides Calla and Jax had blue eyes. When Calla would describe someone they had blue eyes and was hot. 

I also wonder what is going on with Reece and Roxy. I hope the next book is about them. It seems like it could be good.

Rhett In Love (Rhett #2) by J.S. Cooper

I don't know why I read this book. I didn't like the first but I decided to give this one a try and I shouldn't of. Rhett is still just as immature as he was in the first book. He has a girlfriend that loves him but he still feels the need to look at other girls and go to strip clubs. He purposely picks fights with his girlfriend just to piss her off and he causes problems with Clementine's new friends.

I hated how every other sentence Rhett or Clementine reminded me that they used to be best friends and now they were in a relationship. I also thought reminding me they were from the South was dumb. I'm from the South and half the crap they say about the South is so wrong and stereotypically. We don't fall into 3 categories and we do have manners, but that doesn't mean we were raised to keep a house clean and cook. We clean and cook if we want to.

Rhett needed to grow up a lot before he got into a serious relationship. He still acted single, thought like a single guy and acted like a kid most of the book. I think he could be pretty hot if he didn't talk or think. If he just stood there, then maybe I could deal with him. He also lied for no reason. He had to know his girlfriend is so what smarter than him and figure out he lied.

I don't understand what Clementine could see in Rhett besides him having a hot body. She seems like she has a brain sometimes. She is supposedly smart and she is in Harvard but something was right with her. I liked her a little in the first book but I changed my mind with her in the book. She can be annoying too but Rhett takes the cake.

Thank god this book is a short read. I don't think I could have handled a longer book with these too people.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Locke (Corps Security #5) by Harper Sloan

I absolutely loved Locke. I hated I had to wait so long for it but it was worth it. I wish it was after Axel, but now I see why that wasn't possible. Locke didn't disappoint at all. I couldn't put the book down. It was that good.  Locke was always my favorite character and his story made me love him even more than I already did.

I like that Locke and Emmy had real issues they had to deal with. I hated how Locke constantly pushed Emmy away. Once he realized she was always going to be there for him, he finally let her in a little. He had to get his head out of his butt but he made the journey to Emmy a great one. I hated Emmy's parents. I don't understand how parents can be like that but I am glad they got what they deserved.

Locke had a messed up childhood and life and it made perfect sense as to why he was the way he was. I didn't like Locke's family but I am also glad he found peace with them. Locke and Emmy went thorough a lot to be together. I wish this book could have been one of the first ones in the series but I now see why it was last. Everything that happen in the first 4 books leads to everything in this book. I am glad Emmy finally got her man that she has always wanted and I am finally glad Locke got his happy ending.

I loved the little humor, sex, dirty talk, boy does Locke know how to dirty talk and Emmy's sass. I loved that Sway made an appearance and got his happy ending too. I love how all the past characters made appearances. I think that's one of the reason the series is so great, all the characters from previous books make appearances. It adds something to the books. I am sad the series is over, it was a great series and one of my favorites.

I like the ending the most and I hope that means there will be more in the series but I highly doubt it.