Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Review: What I Leave Behind

What I Leave Behind What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'll be completely honest, I enjoyed this book 100 times more than I ever thought I would, It's nothing like I normally read, but that does not change the fact that it was one of the best books I've read this year.

We start off with Will trying to recreate his father's corn bread recipe, he seems really adamant about it, but we don't really know why at this point. He is a walker, he walks to clear his mind, to get places. He just started walking around after he lost his father.

The book is written in small one page chapters written as if Will's mind is speaking directly to us. Will walks around town and see's a homeless man, a small child living in poverty, his boss with special needs and his best friend, who was raped after he left a party.

Will has alot of doubt that he doesn't really ever seem to realize he has, he feels responsible for his best friend's rape, he feels responsible for his father.

The book is actually extremly disheartening, but it is very true to life. He walks and things just happen, there is no warning, no foreshadowing, life happens...

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Review: Brightly Burning

Brightly Burning Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book was quite a ride...and not a good one either...

So It started out really, really slow. But I powered on, knowing this is supposed to be a top book of the year, and I will say, It got alot better as I continued on. I thought the writting was really good and while the idea wasn't original (the book is a play on Jane Erye) the way the author put it out was real good.

The Earth is in an ice age, all inhibitants are now in space, NOT on Earth. Thing is, there are ranks...some of these space ships hold people that are a higher rank than others, Stella is at the bottom.
She applies for a job on another ship, and get's onto it! It's one of the top ships. Now the back of the book says "It's haunted" yada yada but that isn't even a huge part of the story or anything...so just ignore that part of the snippet.

Naturally she "falls in love" with the captain of the ship, not much originality there. He's not even that mysterious even though he snippet says he is...

And then all this crap goes down, It was like super super hard to follow.


Then we ran into issues...

As the story goes on, we learn that one of the main characters is "gay"...

Alright... this is a book for 12 years old, yet we decide to make a character gay?

So all I can say about this book is that it was way overhyped and I don't think it will do as good as the public thought it would.

I thank the publisher immensely for giving me an Advanced readers copy, It in no way impacted my review.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Review: Release Me

Release Me Release Me by J. Kenner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Guys this book was like super super good!

Okay so where to start...

So Nikki is an ex pagent queen, she hated it so she quit and instead decided to persue her education. She lands a fantastic job. One night she goes out with her roomate and friends the man ( Damien ) that paid for her scholarship. At first, he acts weird around her, Nikki assumes that's just the kind of person that he is, until she meets him again.

“You should know, Ms. Fairchild, that before the night is over, I'm going to kiss you.”

So here we have the tension starting. Nikki doesn't know what to think, after all he did blow her off just the day before. But that night, he offers he something she really can't say no to; get a picture painted of her, and he will pay her a million dollars, at first she declines.

Then she thinks it through and decides that she really does need the money, so she finds him and tells him that she will go through with it.

I may have forgot to mention that he is a multi millioner, just about a billionaire. In any case, he has money, him paying someone a millioni isn't that hard for him to do.

But as the story goes on, Nikki learns a bit about his tragic past, she has one of his own as well. I didn't do this book justice, but you really need to read it!

(Do not read if you are under 16)

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Let Me Love You by

Her chestnut hair fell in disheveled waves over her shoulders. The fear that clouded her eyes seconds ago also shined with determination. She worried her plump bottom lip with her teeth, causing blood to rush to his groin as he imagined chewing on that same lip. Her red t-shirt clung to her pert breasts, accentuating her lack of a bra with her nipples poking at the fabric. The shirt fell to her hips, where black boy shorts wrapped around her like a second skin, further showing off her tone thighs and calves.
"You're beautiful." The words burst from his mouth without much thought. His blood traveled south and left him with a basic vocabulary. Quite possibly his next words would be, "You're mine."
"Don't try to distract me with compliments." Her mouth pulled in a straight line and her brows drew down. Adorable. Feisty. He wanted her.
"I don't know, Stace," he teased, playing the little game. Hoping it would end exactly the way he'd like it to-them naked and tangled up with each other. "I'm a pretty decent-sized guy, not that I'm bragging or anything."
She huffed and rolled her eyes.
"I'm not sure you could bludgeon me with a hair brush. Perhaps we can go over some self-defense strategies later, like next time grab a knife, a pan, or a baseball bat. That might actually scare an intruder."
"You're an arrogant son of a gun."
She strutted toward him, purpose glowing in her eyes. She gripped the brush like a serial killer might grip a knife. Ren couldn't tell if she came toward him with the intent of hitting him or getting in his face. Either way, he intercepted, grabbing and bringing her wrist behind her back. He pressed forward, pushing her back against the wall. She grunted and struggled.
"What are you going to do now?" he whispered in her ear. She shivered against him. Encircling her other wrist with his free hand, he pinned it down by her side. He lined up with her, his pelvis against her belly, and moaned at her softness. "I'm sorry I frightened you."
"This is the second time you've snuck up on me and scared the life out of me. Is this going to become a habit?" Raw emotion scattered across her face and it hit him. He'd really frightened her.
"I promise not to make it a habit." He released one wrist and skimmed his fingers across her smooth cheek. "I'm sorry I scared you."
"Did you ever hear of knocking?" Her breath skittered across his skin causing goose bumps to rise. She affected him inside and out.
"I wanted to surprise you." He leaned in closer, burying his nose in her hair and inhaling her fresh orange blossom scent.
"Mission accomplished."
"I had to see you." He rested his forehead against hers. Their gazes locked. "I had to touch you, kiss you." He pressed a soft kiss to her nose. "Prove to myself that Saturday wasn't a dream. The last two days have been torture."
"A little melodramatic for a macho guy like yourself, no?"
He wanted to show her macho. Rip her bottoms off and fuck her hard against the wall. Show her how much he missed her. Needed her. But he got lost in her Caribbean ocean blue eyes, and a gentleness, or the closest thing to gentle he could feel when he was wrapped so tightly in lust, settled over him.
He brushed his lips softly over hers. The feathery touch sent a chill down his spine, but a heat swam low in his groin. She had this effect on him, tying him in knots of contradiction. She whimpered and dropped the brush on the floor with a clatter. He relaxed his grip on her wrist, but kept the kiss intense

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Review: Knocked Up

Knocked Up Knocked Up by Stacey Lynn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book wasn't really that good...It just wasn't. I will fully say that I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. I thought it was written extremely well, not exactly the most unique story, but during it's beginning, I enjoyed it. But then,then it started to go downhill.

The second half the book was written as a totally different person wrote it. It sucked. We got all of this useless drama, all of this bad writing. It was horrible, truly horrible. The author just added in all of this useless bickering and issues that made no sense to add to the book. It was going down a good path until petty bickering came into the picture. This is supposed to be an adult fiction, not teen pregnancy book.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Review: Wrapped In My Wife

Wrapped In My Wife Wrapped In My Wife by Alexa Riley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Needless to say, I adored this book because I finished it in less than 5 hours.

Okay so, I love everything that Alexa Riley writes, but this was one of their best yet. It was short, sweet, and to the point. One of the cool things about this book is that it featured a married couple and not one that was just dating.

Anyways, onwards! Emily (mother of two twins going to kindergarten) decides to get a job as she feels as if she will have nothing to do at home if the kid's aren't there. She decides to get a job at the library. Seems simple enough.

But you know Alexa Riley, they love to write about possessive men, and this book is no different. Dylan doesn't want his wife to go to work, he wants to provide for her. So he tries to talk her out of it, but it doesn't work. She ends up going to work.

But then there is this creeper at the library who always seems to have his hands on Emily, she of course is against it, but everytime she tries to make him stops, he act's even weirder.

Now this is an Alexa Riley book so you can expect alot of sexy stuff. Like:
"Don't change out of that dress. I'll be taking it off you tonight after the boys go to bed."

I thought this was a great short, simple book. I would recommend this for any Alexa Riley fan or anyone just wanting a nice, sweet, short book.

I must give a huge thanks to the authors for giving me an ARC.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Review: Stealing Rose

Stealing Rose Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ohmigosh!!! That was such a good book sfsfsf. I loved the first one, but I adored this one.

Okay okay so let's get started.

As you know, Rose is the baby sister. She is always the one that is undercover and hardly ever in the spotlight. She decides that she wants to get herself out there, at a party she meets a mysterious guy named Caden. She plans to have just a one night stand with him, but she doesn't even get that far before he runs off, hurt, she goes on with her life. She goes off the London with her sister (if you remember, her sister, Violet got a job there with her fiancee, Ryder). Her sister invites her to a dinner party, which she attends just to please her sister...but mysterious Caden is there.

But thing is, he is with another woman. Rose is surprised, but not totally surprised. She figured he's be with a a woman if she ever saw him again. But...she wasn't exactly expecting to see him again, none the less so soon after their last encounter. Eventually she runs off to the bathroom, and Caden follows her there. They talk it out (If I tried to explain it, I wouldn't do it any justice). But they feel passion for each other. The next day, Rose goes out shopping and finds out that Caden has been following her her entire shopping trip.

But honestly, he doesn't follow her in a creepy way, I mean, if you want something, you need to pursue it, right? I mean, it eventually get's the job done, they do get together, but Caden is hiding something from Rose, he has fallen in love though and fears that if her tells her his true background, she won't want him.

I found Caden's letter to Rose so sweet
“But I love you. I do. I fell in love with you and I didn't even know it until today, though really I think I secretly knew It all along. You make me feel like no one else ever has, so all I can say is thank you.
Thank you for teahing me how to love.”

It was such a great book! I would recommend it for anyone, it is that good. Not but seriously guys, you need to read this book!

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