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This is book about young love. Sparrow Fisher is young and inexperienced. Until she meets Ian Sterling, that is.

Ian is a somewhat famous musician that Sparrow has felt drawn to even before they actually met. Their relationship has all of the ups and downs of real relationships, especially familiar to anyone that has ever gone through a long-distance relationship.

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At times, the relationship is challenged and the characters are forced to ask the question-is true love enough?

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So, I should say that I had high expectations for this book considering all of the rave reviews I read prior to reading it myself. With that being said, I found it rather slow from the start…

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Finally, the story started to pick up when Sparrow moves to New York and finds some trouble in the name of Asher (another famous person in the music industry). This part of the story really drew me in and I thought it would play a much bigger role in the story than it did but it kind of got swept under the rug, for the most part.

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Towards the end of the book, something strange happens. It was like all of a sudden the story was being written in fast-forward. Everything seemed very rushed and I wasnt a fan. I think this is why it took me so long to finish the book.

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Some things I liked:

I liked that Ian had an adorable nickname for Sparrow- ‘little bird’

“Little Bird, our love has been hard-earned from the very beginning. It is more precious to me than anything on earth. I can’t just let go of it. And I won’t stop fighting for it.” ~ Ian

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I liked the friendship dynamic between Sparrow and Tessa (her best friend and college roommate).

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This:

“Books,” I say firmly. “I’m crazy about books.”
He laughs. “Okay. That’s cool.”
“I like to read them and write them,” I say shyly.
Hello, my name is Sparrow and I am a nerd.”

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I will say that Willow Aster is a great writer and I think she has a lot of potential to write some really great love stories. I just didn’t connect with this one as much as I had anticipated. Better luck next time I guess…

I give this 2.5 stars

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*ARC kindly provided by NetGalley and Premier Digital Publishing for an honest review*

OMG OMG OMG!!! This book BLEW my socks off…and my shirt… and my pants…

There really aren’t enough words in the English language to describe how unbelievably sexy this book was.

Please allow me to introduce you to William Maddox Lambourne and Catherine “Cat” Kelly. They are both gorgeous in their own right but William…Oh EM GEE!

“That face-those eyes. He had dark brown hair, wavy and thick and tousled. It was sexy hair. The kind of hair a man sports after he’s been rolling around in bed.”

I am picturing Chris Pine here, mostly for his strikingly sexy blue grey eyes MEOW

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Cat was smokin hot as well!

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Cat is a photographer that is going through a tough time in her life after to loss of her first husband Jace.

William is a billionaire food aficionado and is obsessed with getting Cat into his bed…and into his heart.

I have heard people say that this book is like 50 Shades of Grey but it is OH SO MUCH MORE! There is a lot of character development and it really makes William and Cat more relatable. I loved the relationship between Cat and her best friend Beckett…reminded me of my friendship with my best guy friend.

The scene with Cat, William and the pain au chocolat will go down in infamy as the number one fantasy that will keep recurring in my dreams…

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And I shall never look at a kitchen floor the same way again!ladiesaroused

There are so many parts of this story I loved, EVEN the cliffhanger ending (I cannot wait for the next book in the series!)

Some of my favs:

“What kind of burglar turned on the lights and cooked dinner? Dropping my bags at the door, I walked and arrowed for the kitchen. I stepped inside and halted because he was there.”

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“‘That’s the last time you’ll open your mouth to another man’, he said, his voice husky and seductive. I couldn’t stop the tremor of pleasure that raced through me at his sey tone. ‘From now on, I’m the only man that feeds you.’ My skin where his breath touched it fired in response, and I squirmed in my seat. His closeness and his voice turned me on, but I didn’t appreciate his warning. Who the hell did he think he was? Did other women tolerate this sort of behavior?”

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“I lifted the gift from the box and stood, allowing the floor-length silk dress to cascade to the floor. “Oh, Beckett.” I sighed. No one had ever given me surprise gifts, and no one had ever given me something like this”

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“‘Every girl, and some guys, I know would love to be in your shoes. Youre Julia-fucking-Roberts in Pretty Woman. But prettier, of course. You are William Maddox Lambourne’s girlfriend.’ Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. The comparison resonated. And the real question remained-was I the princess or the whore?”

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This book was seriously sexy, deliciously hot and over-the-top AH-MAZING!

Highly recommended for my fans of erotic romance!

5 out out 5 stars!!!

 This is a review for book one of the Crossfire Series.

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Meet Eva and Gideon, or as I like to call them “Christian Grey and Ana Steele-Part Two). For those of you that don’t know what in the hell I am talking about, read my review for FIFTY SHADES OF GREY!!!!

For all of the fans of the Fifty Shades series, this is the book for you. There is a commonly known fact about the world of horror movies; they usually follow the same kind of script when it comes to developing content. It seems that this trend is now carrying over into the world o’ books.

 The Recipe for an Erotic Romance by Nikki B

  1. Take one submissive woman, preferably with emotional trauma in her past
  2. Insert one devastatingly handsome billionaire, preferably with his own helicopter, plane or limo
  3. Add a heavy cup of BDSM
  4. Sprinkle in some insecurities and emotional baggage
  5. Mix well with sexual innuendo
  6. Finally, top off with true love

Sylvia Day, in my opinion, is a much better writer than E.L. James. The editing in the book is MUCH better and we’re not forced to read about anyones “inner goddess” (I swear to God, if I see that term again, I will spontaneously combust).

Eva is a 24-year old woman with a history of childhood sexual abuse. Gideon Cross is a billionaire and also a survivor.

Together, they will learn what is means to let go and let love. They must learn how to not only heal themselves but learn how to heal together.

I really enjoyed this book…like REALLY enjoyed it!

Gideon Cross is über hot…

“I had never seen hair that purely black.  It was glossy and slightly long, the ends drifting over his collar.  That sexy length was the crowning touch of bad boy hotness over the successful businessman, like whipped cream topping on a hot fudge brownie sundae.  As my mother would say, only rogues and raiders had hair like that.”

I’m picturing something like this….

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Eva…let me be perfectly honest…I LOVE her!  She gives me butterflies, possibly because I pictured Candice Accola the entire time

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They don’t get much cuter than this, do they?!  Ok, I need to move on now or else I’m going to start drooling…
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Gideon and Eva are attracted to each other from their first meeting. They both want each other and must battle their own demons and the demons in each other in order to build a relationship. It is a beautiful story of love built from mutual tragedy. I can’t say enough good things about this book so let me just leave you with this…
Some of my very favorite lines from the book:
“He was the kind of guy that made a woman want to rip his shirt open and watch the buttons scatter along with her inhibitions.” 
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“You forget who submits, Eva,” he said gruffly. “I’ve given up control for you. I’ve bent and adjusted for you. I’ll do anything to keep you and make you happy. But I can’t be tamed or topped. Don’t mistake indulgence for weakness.” 
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“I love you, Gideon.”
“God.” He looked at me with something that resembled disgust. Whether it was directed at me or himself, I didn’t know. “How can you say that?”
“Because it’s the truth.”
“You just see this”—he gestured at himself with a wave of his hand. “You’re not seeing the fucked-up, broken mess inside.”
I inhaled sharply. “You can say that to me? When you know I’m fucked up and broken, too?” 
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“I’ve told you before,” he said huskily. “I’ll take you however I can get you.”
“Whatever. Don’t think I don’t know you’re topping from the bottom.”
His mouth curved with unapologetic amusement.” 
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Do yourself a favor, take a break, relax, grab a glass of wine and enjoy this book. It is hot, it is funny, it is just what you need right now! 
I give this a 5 out of 5 stars!
On and ps…the series just got picked up for TV :))))))) I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it! I’m totally fangirling out!
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This book had me laughing out loud more than any book I have read in a long long time!

Jane Jameson, not to be confused with adult film star Jenna Jameson, is from the Hollow. A small, sleepy little town in the good ol’ south.

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She is a librarian with a thirst for useless trivia…and a soon to be thirst for blood. After getting fired from her beloved job as a librarian and then being mistaken for a deer and shot on her way home, Jane awakes to find herself a new addition to the undead of Half Moon Hollow.

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She has a hot and cold relationship with her sire Gabriel–SWOON

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And lots of run-ins with the local undead inhabitants… and SOMEBODY is trying to pin vampire murders on dear sweet Jane

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This book wasn’t the best book I have ever read but if you are looking for a book to give you a nice little giggle fit, this is a good fit for you!

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Some of my FAV quotes:

“I am your sire. I am to guide you through your first days as a vampire. Your first feeding is a rite of passage, a sacrament. It will not be wasted on some hormone-driven frenzy. This is why I wanted you to feed from me.”
“I will not drink it in a house, I will not drink it with a mouse. I will not drink it
here or there, I will not drink it anywhere,” I wheezed, hoping I was able to communicate adequate sarcasm through the crippling belly cramps.
“Did you just quote Green Eggs and Ham?”

-Jane and Gabriel

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“A woman puts on a new dress eyeliner lip gloss to please others. A woman paints her toes to please herself. And if there was one thing I was familiar with it was pleasing…There’s no way to finish that sentence without embarrassing myself.”

-Jane

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“Note to self: Try to stop reacting to surprises like a cartoon character.”
Jane Jameson”

-Jane

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“Walmart started selling “Vampire Home Defense Kits”, including holy water, crosses, stakes, mallets, and a book of quick blessings to bar vampires from your door. The fact that these kits were generally useless didn’t bother me nearly as much as the idea of holy water being sold at Walmart.”

-Jane

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“Wait, Richard Cheney, as in Dick Cheney? You’re a vampire named Dick Cheney? Somehow, that makes you seem more evil.”

-Jane

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Jane Jameson.”
He grinned. “Like the porn star.”
I gaped at him. “What? No, Jane Jameson.”
“Oh, not as fun,” he said, making disappointed clucking noises.”

-Dick Cheney (the vampire)

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Overall, I give this 3/5 stars. An enjoyable read but nothing too spectacular

I finally gave in one day and YOWZA! I don’t know what I was expecting but I certainly was not expecting to fly through this series in a matter of 3 days!

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I am going to preface this review by saying that I am not reviewing this book in terms of grammar or spelling or syntax or what not… There are too many things wrong in those areas to even begin to talk about them all, but more importantly, I don’t think they detract from the story too much.

So a basic overview…

Anastasia Steele, or Ana for short, fills in for her friend and roommate at an interview of millionaire entrepreneur, Christian Grey.

What neither one was expecting was to be swept off of their feet by one another… (literally… Ana bites it HARD when she see’s Christian)

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I have my ideas of who I think is a perfect Christian and a perfect Ana but I don’t want to get bogged down in the debate over who should play whom in the upcoming movie so I will just let you all use your imaginations.

Im fairly certain you wont have a hard time coming up with something…..

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Christian is the epitome of the alpha male and Ana, while standing her ground for the most part, is what I would call a reluctant submissive.

I was expecting a lot more shock value with this book. When everyone was telling me about all of the BDSM that was in the book, I was prepared to spend most of my time looking like this:

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However, I didn’t think there was anything that RISQUE in the series… Maybe that says more about me than it does about the book, but moving on…

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There are some points in the story where it feels like storylines are just thrown in the mix to give the book some essence of mystery and climactic power but I think they were kind of dumb to be honest.

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In the final book of the series, right before the epilogue, the last page of the last chapter ends on a scene that I honestly thought was one of the perfect endings of any erotic romance I have ever read. But of course, the book goes on in the epilogue and I was grateful to have more Ana and Christian but I would have preferred to have it end on that moment of submission (I don’t want to give too much away…but if you read the series, be on the looking for the last chapter in Fifty Shades Freed)

I will leave you with some of my favorite quotes from the series… ENJOY!

“We aim to please Miss Steele” Christian, 50 Shades of Grey

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“Laters, baby”-Christian, 50 Shades of Grey

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“Does this mean you’re going to make love to me tonight, Christian?” Holy shit. Did I just say that? His mouth drops open slightly, but he recovers quickly.
“No, Anastasia it doesn’t. Firstly, I don’t make love. I fuck… hard. Secondly, there’s a lot more paperwork to do, and thirdly, you don’t yet know what you’re in for. You could still run for the hills. Come, I want to show you my playroom.”
My mouth drops open. Fuck hard! Holy shit, that sounds so… hot. But why are we looking at a playroom? I am mystified.
“You want to play on your Xbox?” I ask. He laughs, loudly.
“No, Anastasia, no Xbox, no Playstation. Come.”… Producing a key from his pocket, he unlocks yet another door and takes a deep breath.
“You can leave anytime. The helicopter is on stand-by to take you whenever you want to go, you can stay the night and go home in the morning. It’s fine whatever you decide.”
“Just open the damn door, Christian.”
He opens the door and stands back to let me in. I gaze at him once more. I so want to know what’s in here. Taking a deep breath I walk in.
And it feels like I’ve time-traveled back to the sixteenth century and the Spanish Inquisition.
Holy fuck.” -Christian and Ana, 50 Shades of Grey

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You wanted hearts and flowers,” he murmurs.
I blink at him, not quite believing what I’m seeing.
“You have my heart.” And he waves toward the room.
“And here are the flowers,” I whisper, completing his sentence. “Christian, it’s lovely.” -Christian, 50 Shades Darker

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“I’m talking about the heavy shit, Anastasia. You should see what I can do with a cane or a cat.” -Christian, 50 Shades Darker

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“And now my past and my future are colliding in a way I never thought possible.”

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Check it out…I give it an enthusiastic thumbs up!

This book started off with so much promise. The book description had me HOOKED from the jump…

Emma lives a very self-destructive life, barely making her way through college. Her world is turned upside down after meeting Mr. Honor, her new history teacher whose idea of discipline may be a little too much for Emma to handle. While trying to figure out their new relationship, they also have to deal with the very real possibility that someone has discovered their secret and is trying to hurt them. But Mr. Honor is keeping a few secrets of his own from Emma.

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Ok, first and foremost, I HATE that the teachers name is Mr. Honor. I think the author could have been a BIT more creative with that…

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I liked the idea of an alpha male character and a school setting (this is the premise of a book im writing on my own actually) BUT, Mummert does a complete SHIT job at capturing the essence of ‘college’. I’m fairly certain that this book was originally written with Emma being in high school and having an affair with her high school teacher. I’m not really sure why the publisher or the author decided to change that, perhaps they were worried about portraying a statutory rape situation, but for whatever the reasons, there is NO EXCUSE for just going through the book and changing the words ‘high school’ to ‘college’… Which it seems like this is exactly what they did…

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There are so many G L A R I N G L Y obvious situations where I wanted to reach through my Kindle and punch characters in the face because under the premise of this being a college relationship, the shit just made ZERO sense. Like none. NADA.oh-heeeell-to-the-no

Let me best illustrate the nonsense that was this book by providing you with some epicly STUPID things that are written…

  • BELLS… As in, bells ringing at the start and end of class…

Umm, who in the hell goes to COLLEGE and has bells alert them to the start or end of class periods… People in high school, that’s who!

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  • PERIODS…As in, different class periods…

You don’t call them periods in college, number one… and number two, you CERTAINLY don’t have a ‘lunch period’

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  • CLASS NAMES…As in, English class, History class and so on…

In college, your classes arent identified by the subject they fall under. The names are specific to the content taught in that class. For instance, History class would be something like Early American History in college. This particular part of the story irritated me the most…I dont know why, it just did…

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  • GETTING CAUGHT IN THE BATHROOM, SMOKING… As in, Mr Honor seeks out Emma in the bathroom where she is smoking with 2 other girls from her class

Number one, nobody gives a shit if you’re in class while you are in college. If they take attendance, all they do is mark you absent and the class moves on. No professor is wasting their time to come and find you in the bathroom and then turn around and reprimand you for smoking.

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  • SIGNING IN…As in, Emma needing to be SIGNED IN by her Aunt for being late to school one day

Are you fucking kidding me?! I can’t even… I literally have no words for how fucking STUPID this is…

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I absolutely DO NOT recommend this book… It really is a shame because like I said, it had SO MUCH promise. The fantasy of a professor/student scenario is a must have for a lot of people, myself included, and this book completely missed the mark…

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Welcome to my book review blog! I will update as I finish books as well as provide reviews for some books I have already read. If you have any suggestions for books I should check out, let me know in the comments!!

I dont have a lot of time these days to read for fun BUT I will be able to get back on the ball soon. I hope you enjoy the reviews and are able to find a nice little something to read and love as much as I did!!

So without further ado…