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Review ~ Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

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Title: Maybe Someday

Author: Colleen Hoover

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At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…

Review

I can honestly say that I am not sure that Colleen Hoover is capable of writing a bad book. I loved this one just like all the other books she has put out. I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like because I jumped right into reading it without even bothering with reading the blurb because I knew that if she wrote it I would love it and I did.

I absolutely fell in love with Ridge. Nothing about him that I didn’t love. He was completely perfect, okay, well except for that one thing that he did that shouldn’t have done *tsk tsk*. There were a few moments that got pretty steamy there and man if I had never wanted things to go one way when I knew they shouldn’t have it were those moments. Now if you are not a fan of love triangles this may not be one for you. I know some people will not read books that have that aspect to them because no matter who writes it they do not enjoy them. Now that being said I go back and forth on those types. I have had some that I absolutely despised and some that I just couldn’t put down.

Can you love two people at once? Yes, I do believe that it is possible. Many may find Ridge the bad guy and just want to hate him from the start, but I just couldn’t do that. There is so much that happens, Syd finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her and she leaves but has nowhere to go. Ridge offers up a place for her to stay with him and his roommates, since they are looking for an extra roommate. There is so much that goes on between everyone and I have to say I love the joking around.

It’s hard for me to pinpoint just what it was about this book that just pulled me in.  There is a connection between everyone (minus Bridgette she was my least fave in the book). We didn’t get much about Bridgette but that was fine with me. I didn’t feel much of a connection to her anyway. But I have known a few girls like her, maybe that’s why I was ehh about her.

Okay I don’t want to give away too much I hate giving spoilers and I feel that telling that it is a love triangle was one spoiler, but I also think that many who go in and have always hated love triangles they will be disappointed if they purchase this and find out as they read. But there are things that go on in this book that I NEVER would have thought of as far as details on how Ridge sees things. I never thought of things from that aspect before in my life and it made me second guess things. Made me want someone to show me the things he showed Syd.

There is something about the connection and I know I keep repeating that, but there is a reason for it. There is something that got to me more than anything. What he told her about her writing.

“These words came from somewhere inside you, Sydney. You can tell yourself you were better off with him, but read…”

That touched something in me in a way I cannot even express in a way that some may understand.

“You say you feel lost without him, but you felt lost even when you were with him…”

It almost was like she got into my heart and was able to express exactly how I have felt before. It brought back many memories and maybe that is why I had such an amazing connection to this story. There for me was more of a connection than some may have had.

 


Review ~ Against the Ropes by Sarah Castille

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Title: Against the Ropes

Author: Sarah Castille

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He scared me. He thrilled me. And after one touch, all I could think about was getting more…

Makayla never thought she’d set foot in an underground mixed-martial arts club. But if anyone needs a medic on hand, it’s these guys. Trouble is, at her first sight of the club’s owner she’s the one feeling breathless.

All sleek muscle and restrained power, the man they call Torment plays to win at any cost. Whether it’s in the ring or in the bedroom, he knows exactly when to use a soft touch and when to launch a full-on assault. He always knows just how far he can push. And he’s about to tempt Makayla in ways she never imagined…

Review

Got to say. The cover is pretty hot and I was instantly drawn in. For the most part I was not disappointed. I am a fan of MMA fighting so that aspect was very interesting to read it when I usually watch it.

I liked how the two of them met that was just to fun I thought. She was pretty bold for the most part when she was checking on him after the first fight. I honestly never would have thought she would have been the type to just lean over and kiss a scar. Especially the more you read and get to know her. I mean where did that boldness go when she needed it?

Now on to him, okay I loved him for the most part. I did kind of have a bit of an issue with his insecurity. I don’t know what else to call it. I would say possessiveness but I just can’t seem to do that it screamed insecure to me. I mean he would get angry if men looked at her. He had anger issues also. Haha. And that was just a bit much at times.

The two of them together well it was cute I do have to say. She had a way with him that no other did. It was a mix of sweet and fun. She was so silly with him at times and that cracked me up. I am sure some may call it childish but I break out in randomness at times and just say some of the weirdest things, so for me that was believable 🙂

Last and not least I have to talk about the sex. Okay for me it was just awkward at times. I think the safe word could have been left out. And then adding in BDSM I get that it is the hottest thing because of other books but it just didn’t come across that well for me. He seemed so untrained and not 100% there as a Dom, to be kinky is one thing and you can do that without trying to bring in BDSM. It just seemed strange at times. Don’t get me wrong there were some parts that were hot. But the motorcycle scene was a bit on the “I’m not sold he is good at this” side.

Overall I absolutely loved the banter between the guys it was fun and it was sweet at times. There is an overall sweetness between him and her that is present. I do have to say when I finished, overall I did enjoy it.

Brandy


Review ~ Never Have I Ever by August Clearwing

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Title: Never Have I Ever

Author: August Clearwing

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Astrophysicist-in-training Piper Minogue has a lot of control over her day-to-day life. Between completing a Master’s degree at Caltech and beginning her fruitful career at a local observatory she has little time for socializing. Until she attends one specific party that is. There, Piper is introduced to a drinking game called Never Have I Ever, and she finds herself admitting to a secret fantasy which challenges her friends’ views of her otherwise prudish nature. Her confession piques the interest of one man in particular, Noah; a handsome stranger with a darkly boyish charm. The resulting spiral of rapture and torture that follows is threatened by the demons of both their pasts. Piper’s inability to give her heart to anyone, and Noah’s guilt over the death of his former lover claw to the surface to tear Piper away from not only the one man who has ever made her feel like she does not have to be in control of her desires, but also the newly collected list of Nevers they both want to turn into reality. *Contains strong BDSM themes*

Review

This one was highly recommended by a lot of people. I have been looking for books that have rape play, this was suggested. So I took no time jumping in and getting started. I will have to say I am still left looking for a good book with rape play. And before anyone says that it is a spoiler it really isn’t. It is brought up in a never have I ever came. Hence the name of the book. Now if you want to know what happens from there you need to read.

On to my thoughts now.

Okay the cover…yeah. I am not totally sure how that goes with the book. It kind of is a bit on the creepy side. Made me think at first that it was a horror story alone.

All in all it was a good story. I was sucked in and mostly I will have to say it was because I was truly hoping that there would be more of the play I have been looking for but it just wasn’t there. SO if you are reading it for that…you will be disappointed. BUT there are a lot of things that go on. There is hurt, pain, horror, suspense, love, and angst. I did get to a point where I just couldn’t put it down on the intensity of the story alone. I just needed to know what happens. I was so sucked in and wanted to say that I saw it coming at some points but I really didn’t. There is some BDSM mixed in. Which made it a little better as far as the sex goes, because well lets face it I am a sucker for BDSM. There were twists and turns that just had me on pins and needles. There were also parts that I just wanted to say “Oh come on. Why would you NOT say something?”

All in all it was a good read and although I am sure many would not like it because of some of the things that happen in the story. (Which I don’t want to spoil for those who have not read) There are things that may be a trigger for some people. There is also another thing that some may have issues with such as the words “whore” and “slut”. I know that for some that is a huge turn off.

So if you are looking for a steamy read that has suspense, twists and turns, this will be a good one. I am kind of back and forth on it. There was a lot I liked about it but there were some things that I didn’t care much for. But with any book there will be those who love it and those who hate it, I was kind of in the middle. And that might be in part due to the fact that I went in expecting something totally different from what I got.

Brandy


Review ~ Left Drowning by Jessica Park

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Title: Left Drowning

Author: Jessica Park

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What does it take to rise from life’s depths, swim against the current, and breathe?

Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn’t expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.

Review

I have to say that this one I am kind of on the fence. So here it goes.

I absolutely love Sabin! The banter between everyone at some parts is just the best!
There is quite a bit that goes on. There is hurt, heartache, sadness, healing, love and hate.

I had fun following along with the crew and just feeling like I was there hanging out with everyone.
The broken relationship between Blythe and her brother James is so sad. But after going through what they did how could that relationship not be strained?

I absolutely love that Jessica Park added in the last names of some awesome authors mixed into the book. 🙂 Hoover, Reber, Webber, McGuire. I’m not sure if there are more but those were the ones that stuck out when I was reading!

The only thing that I didn’t care much for is how predictable it was. I had most of it figured out before I even got half way through the book. I don’t usually have an issue with books that are predictable but I love when I end with a OMG or NO WAY, this didn’t have that. At least it didn’t for me.

But I do have to say that the wittyness that comes from Jessica is one of the best! I said it before and I will say it again. I loved the banter, but there is a sadness mixed in there that just breaks your heart!

Brandy


Review ~ Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

Sometimes life takes you off course . . .

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Title: Edge of Never

Author: J.A. Redmerski

Series: The Edge of Never #1

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THE EDGE OF NEVER

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she’s ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever?

Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ – Adult Contemporary Women’s – New Adult Fiction 

 

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Ohhh Myyy…. I honestly don’t even know where to start with this.

This one is one that had me on a good emotional ride. I am still thinking about this one even hours after finishing it. I had heard that this book was good and so this one falls under the “why the hell did I wait so long to read it” list. I wish I would have read it earlier! I will try not to make this a long review, I will try not to give away anything as well because well I hate when reviews give away spoilers.  I promise you I will try! 🙂

To start off I honestly felt disconnected from Cam. I felt like she just wasn’t opening up or trying to open up. I completely understood the reason as to why. I mean when you have crap happen to you that just crushes your spirits and make you feel completely lost and alone and numb to everything around you, you would disconnect from everyone and everything around you.

But once she packs up her bag and decides to leave town…it instantly peaked my interest because I always wondered what would happen if I just ran away. Being able to be completely unknown to everyone around you. Then we meet Andrew. Have to say I would run away if I could meet me an Andrew! 😉

I will be 100% honest…it didn’t pull me in right away. It did take me a while to really get to that point. I was about 15% into the story before it made me wonder hmm… the whole restroom thing, than I had thought now WHY would you not get a little freaked out when you see him get in the cab and drive away but then there he is? I know I would be all “stay the hell away.” But at the same time us women are born with a little thing called intuition, and I believe that we all know right away if someone is no good or not. We just may not always listen to it. We try to convince ourselves that the little nagging feeling we get in the pit of our stomach must be wrong. So yeah. I can also understand why she doesn’t completely freak out and run in the opposite direction. After that whole ordeal well I kind of fell in love with Andrew myself. How he was with her was just so sweet and caring.

I love a book that has great banter between the characters. This had that, they cracked me up. I just loved everything about the two of them together when they talked. It was fun watching the relationship between the two of them grow into a friendship that I knew would never be forgotten between the two of them. Then there is this sexual tension that I could just feel emanate from the book. I wanted to scream at both of them…come on already!

If you are ever in a mood to read something that has that “it was meant to be” kind of reads this is definitely one of those. One that has that they were meant to be together kind of feel. It just has to happen right? The whole way through the book I kept telling myself that. They HAVE to be together! Why else would they have met on the bus? It HAS to happen!

There are a few little bumps in the road when it comes to things in her past she isn’t wanting to share. Then there are also things in his life that well we don’t find out about till later because he just doesn’t want to talk about himself much. He will answer her questions but he avoids offering up himself the way he can get her to do.

There are a few parts that are just HOLY HOT DAMN! Then there are parts that just break your heart. Than others that will have you wanting to ball up on the couch and cry because it just hurts so much.

Overall it is a great story!

 

~ favorites ~

“Can’t tell twelve from twenty these days, it must be something the government has been puttin‘ in the water…”

“You dwell on the past, you can’t move forward. Spend too much time planning for the future and you just push yourself backwards…”

“The heart although reckless and suicidal and a masochist all on its own, always gets its way.”

“To lovers and dreamers and anyone who hasn’t truly experienced either.”

Brandy

Cam

Cam

Andrew

Andrew

 


Review ~ Torn by K.A. Robinson

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Title: Torn

Author: K.A. Robinson

Series: Torn #1

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Chloe hasn’t had the best life. With a mother who is gone more often than not, she has had to raise herself. After graduating high school, she leaves to start a new life away at West Virginia University with her best friends Amber and Logan, determined to leave her demons in the past.

On her first day, she meets a stranger who takes her breath away at first sight. Until she met Drake, no one had ever sparked her interest. Now this tattooed and pierced bad boy is all she can think about, no matter how hard she fights it.

Falling for Drake was never part of her plans, but when it happens, things seem to do anything but fall into place.

Dealing with a tragic past, Drake has never cared about anyone else but himself and his band. But when Chloe takes the empty seat next to him in class, things start to change. Instantly drawn to her, he begins to wonder if one girl can take a cold hearted womanizer and change every part of him?

Long hidden feelings are revealed and friendships tested to the brink.

Review

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this one for the main reason that most of the new age books that I have read are all pretty much the same. I can’t say THANK YOU enough to K.A. Robinson for NOT making Chloe a virgin!! Not that I have anything against girls who are virgins in college but so many books have the girl loosing it to the bad boy in college. So this was the first thing that I am thankful for!

Second, it is a love triangle! I usually am not a huge fan of them but this one is written so well. I have to say that I never felt like I hated her or the guys. Some books I have read I usually end up hating the girl because she knows she is wrong and she doesn’t care. This one, well things just happen and are not intentional, she isn’t trying to sneak around that is yet another thing I enjoyed. I am tired of reading about these girls who whore around on their boyfriends and don’t care, they try to hide it and meet with the guys to have sex and don’t care who they hurt because all they care about is themselves.

I will have to say that this one pulled me in and I enjoyed it. I knew in my heart who I wanted for her. I knew who was right for her, it just took her a while to figure that out on her own. I kept telling her as I was reading but she wouldn’t listen to me. Who doesn’t love an over protective good guy who just cares so much for the girl I do, okay but not as much as I LOVE me a pierced, tatted up, bad boy rocker!!!! 😉

There is a cliffhanger but the second book is already out so that is not too bad, I don’t have to wait to find out what happens.

If you enjoy an angst filled love triangle mixed with some other issues she has from her life growing up, well this is for you. I wasn’t sure how well the book would come across because there was so much going on in it but it was done well! I would recommend it! Like I said I am usually not a huge fan of love triangles but this one had me. Once I started I couldn’t stop, it took me about 10 hours to finish the book. That’s with stopping to make lunch and dinner and running errands. 🙂 When I find something that sucks me in I will read ANY free time I have!

Brandy


Blog Tour ~ A Sliver of Hope by Karla J. Nellenbach

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Title: A Sliver of Hope

Author: Karla J. Nellenbach

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My twin sister was the only person in the world I thought I’d known inside and out. Apparently, I was wrong.

Twin sisters share a unique bond, one that can’t be broken by miles, time, or even death. Hannah and Hope Morton are no exception. When Hope takes her own life, Hannah loses a sister and a best friend, a catastrophe she isn’t sure she’ll survive herself.
With her family in ruins, Hannah is slowly disappearing, drowning in a sea of misery. Even her wild, energetic best friend can’t pull her out of her grief. Desperate to help Hannah, her brother comes home from college, bringing his best friend Julian along, the first boy to break Hannah’s heart. None of their efforts are enough to pull Hannah off her self destructive path, though. Julian is the only one who can get through to her, working his way into her frozen soul with cocky remarks and genuine love that warms her from the inside out.
As Hannah works to find answers, she continues to uncover new secrets and people that reveal a side of Hope she had never shared with her twin. Alone now, Hannah must make a decision of her own: move on and start a new life with the people she has left, or let the weight of her grief drag her down with her sister.


Review

I started this one and it didn’t take me long to get through it. I couldn’t put it down I needed to know why just as much as Hannah did. I was going just about as crazy as she was.

This is written as a journal from one sister to another. I actually didn’t have a problem with reading it. There were a few parts that I felt like did stray a little but then that was when she was mad at Hope and she wasn’t talking to her. So I had to remind myself that when she would put ‘you’ she ment Hope, not me. 🙂

My heart broke for Hannah, for her mom, dad and brother. I just wanted to hug her whole family. There is so much that needs to be figured out and I wanted to jump in and just search every inch of the room myself. As the time goes by and there are little things that are brought out that confused me as much as it did Hannah. I couldn’t figure out what was going on. I felt like things were getting back on track for this poor girl and then something comes up and she has to deal with something else…to try to figure out what happened, who her sister really was.

Her being a twin must be hard on everyone around them. The death of her sister, yet everyone looks at her and sees Hope, but knows it isn’t her.

Okay so this is something that I can relate to on a personal level. We had a friend who is an identical twin and when he passed away and they had a funeral for him on base where we lived and his brother showed up. I couldn’t stop crying because it was like he was there but he wasn’t. It was just so hard. So when she has to explain that she isn’t her sister a couple of times, I can only imagine what she must be feeling.

There is a lot of hurt and healing. The relationship between her and her brothers best friend helps. That of course is the one guy that broke her heart so she wants to hate him, for that reason alone. He does help to try and distract her from everything that is going on. She tries, and tries to move on and forward but she has some set backs along the way. We get to see how her and her family learn to heal from the heartache of loss.

It at times was a very emotional read and I enjoyed every bit of it.

Brandy

 

 

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Review ~ Love Lost by Love Belvin

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Title:  Love Lost

Author: Love Belvin

Series: Love’s Imporobably Possibility #1

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You ever wonder what events led up to an individual’s inability to trust? Love Lost starts off by peeling back layers of a young girl who experienced the loss of essential, reliable and nurturing love.

Rayna Brimm, hailing from an inner-city in New Jersey, survives a series of betrayal and loss only to forge forward in self-preservation and obtain an education in North Carolina. After receiving her degree, vowing never return home, she finds herself in California where she tries to build a self-contained life. She made a personal declaration to get through life without further dependence on others in order to avoid yet another heartbreak. Only, fate said otherwise.

Enter Azmir Jacobs, a tall, dark, handsome and very wealthy man, who has street credibility and executive power in the corporate world. Azmir has money, power and beautiful women at his beckon call, BUT only one woman has caught his eye. The resilient Rayna Brimm, a woman whose dysfunctional upbringing contributes towards her tough skin, issues with trust and a deep-seated fear to love, turns out to be more than he bargained for when he discovered her in his boardroom presenting a leasing proposal.

Rayna isn’t the only one with a checkered past. Can Azmir conceal his convoluted life long enough to prove that he can provide Rayna the stable and reliable love that she clearly needs and deserves? Or will his lofty lifestyle and endless resources scare her away?

Just when you thought you’d begun the read of an urban novel, you turn the pages and find this is by no means an urban novel, but the journey of a classic love tale and a story of redemption instead. The Love’s Improbable Possibility series is a slow weaving journey of love. Be prepared to progress into the world of Rayna Brimm. A story of love’s redemption.

Review

What to say…when I was asked if I would read this and give an honest review I said sure. I had just finished a book and couldn’t pick what to start next (yes I am like many of you I have probably thousands of books on my TBR list) but I didn’t have to decide since it was decided for me. It always makes things easier for me when I just finish a book and can’t decide what to start next just to have an author ask me to review their book. I said sure and jumped right in.

This is the very first book that I have read that has the majority of the cast characters African-American. I loved the urban feel to the story. It was something I could relate to as well as enjoy!

I grew up in the “ghetto” of my town. The majority of the people who lived in my apartment complex were African-American. So when reading this I found myself laughing at so many different things. How real it felt, and how true to form she made these characters. There is so much to love about this book.

It starts off by telling you about Rayna’s homelife when she is in her senior year of school. We see how bad she just wants out of the projects. The author doesn’t spend a lot of time with her there in the projects but I know I want her out so bad!

She gets out and is bettering herself, goes to college and wants more than what she had back in the projects. Her best friend Michelle is the best thing for her. She is there for her and also does everything she can to help her in anyway possible.  She gets a job working with Michelle. Well not really ‘with’ her but more as an assistant out in California at the physical therapist’s office Michelle works at.

She meets Azmir, I actually love the moment of recognition! 🙂 Things with them spark they both feel it and she is hesitant and totally understandable. He is the wealthy man who is very attractive and women throw themselves at him often. She is tired of games and men tellin lies.  We don’t find out exactly who and what Azmir is all about till later in the book. We also get to watch him try to woo her.

I have seen someone rate this story as Fifty meets Gideon with Thug Life mixed in.

I have to agree. BUT if you are looking for the kinky sex, that is not in here, we do get sex, good sex but not the kinky bdsm kinda sex.

The Christian and Gideon analogy for me would be more for the wealth, broken past, possessiveness, and dominating personality. I just wanted to clear that up before anyone jumps into this expecting something they may not feel they received when they finish.

I loved this and maybe I liked it more than some because I could relate on different levels. Growing up in the ‘ghetto’ I had to keep a certain way about me to deal with the other females as well as the guys. I had to stand strong and not ever take crap from people. If you did just lay down and let people walk all over you, well you were done for. So I could connect with Rayna on that level.
This story kept my attention and made me want more. I was left wanting to know what is going to happen and when the truth about everything would surface. I will be reading this entire series and looking forward to the next book to come out.

I know some people will find the words she used for some body parts funny but well it wasn’t so over the top that I had to put it down.   “pearl, love canal, strongman…” lol I have read worse words used.

~favorites~

coochie creaming smile”

“I can smell you.” Abrubptly, I rise from his lap preparing to withdraw. He tightened the grip on my hips… “Don’t worry, it’s not offensive. In fact, to the contrary, it’s intoxicating…the bets sexual aroma I’ve ever experienced.”

“I can tell you’re not in it for this shit and I’ve always wanted a woman who I can…woo. You  make me want to woo you, Rayna.”

“I learned at a very young age to pick from the top of the tree of friends. Never pick at eye level or below you’ll never grow that way.”

“I wasn’t accustomed to friendliness from other females and therefore would always come across guarded just in case. Where I was from girls had ulterior motives for wanting to be friendly…”

Brandy

 

Here are “SOME” of the characters… still workin on finding more of them.

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Review ~ Shadows of Pearl by Arianne Richmonde

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Book: Shadows of Pearl

Author: Arianne Richmonde

Series:  Th Pearl Trilogy #2

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~Blurb~

This is BOOK TWO of The Pearl Trilogy. It is not stand-alone. If you have not read Forty Shades of Pearl (Part 1) you really need to do that first to get the maximum out of this book’s plot and character development for the best reading experience possible.

Pearl Robinson feels like the luckiest woman in the world. In just a couple of months she is to be married to the man she’s head over heels in love with: the wonderful and charismatic Alexandre Chevalier, fifteen years her junior and founder of the billion dollar social media sensation, HookedUp.

She is planning a white winter wedding in Lapland – the stuff that dreams are made of. Everything is perfect, not least her haute couture wedding gown designed especially for her.

But Pearl is convinced that Alexandre’s sister and business partner, Sophie Dumas, has other, darker ideas.

And the shadows of Pearl’s past come back to haunt her in ways she could never have imagined…

~Thoughts~

The first one was good and I did enjoy it so being able to jump right to the second one I was happy, I had heard that there is a huge cliffhanger and I am happy that I was able to read it so close to the release of the last book in the trilogy.

This one was full of so much stuff and I have to say that as far as I am concerned when reading trilogies I have always LOVED the second books the best! This is no exception to the rule! I loved this one the funny names for her ‘girly’ parts were not used as much so I didn’t stop and giggle at the names she chose to use instead. Let me just say that HOLY HOTNESS! There were a few scenes okay more then a few that had me not able to put the book down. There is so much that goes on in this book that brings so many questions to rise there were a few things that I did see coming and left me wondering where some things were going.

I have come to love the obsession that he has for her. I mean in reality it would be a little creepy but in the fiction world it could only be flattering right? haha I mean to have a man so in love with you that he will do any and everything for you pretty much. Okay and I can honestly say that in this book I totally forgot that Pearl is 40 I thought that by the way she was acting she was in her 20’s I mean really where was all the wisdom she seemed to have in the first book. BUT let me just say that it did make for a FREAKING awesome story filled with so much drama, ohhh how I LOVED the drama. It was a big page turner for me and when things got real crazy oh how I got sucked in.

My heart broke at one point I wanted to yell at him NOOO you have to listen! You are just not getting it fool! I was so on Pearls side. Then I got to that ending and OMG all I could say was that did NOT just happen WTF… OH HELL NO!!! yeah they all came out.. I was at a loss. Ohhh and wanted to kill people!

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~Favorite Quotes~

“My father once gave me a great piece of advice. He said, ‘Pearl, whatever happens, whatever you do, even if you end up with someone wealthy you always need to have your own ‘fuck-you’ money-money that’s just yours that you can do what you like with. women need to have their own fuck-you money at all times. you never know when you’ll need to catch a plane or treat yourself to something special.”

“Guilt is powerful.”

“the Devil makes work for idle hands, doesn’t he?”

5 stars

Brandy


Taking Chances by Molly McAdams

This is one of my favorite books!! and when I finished and found out she was doing another in Chase’s POV I was so exited! I am looking forward to it!

Eighteen year old Harper has grown up under her career Marine of a father’s thumb. Ready to live life her own way and experience things she’s only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father’s unit; she’s on her way to college at San Diego State University.

Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family and emotions. Some she wasn’t expecting yet, and others she never knew she was missing.

She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with her boyfriend Brandon, and her roommate’s brother Chase. Covered in tattoos, known for fighting in the Underground and ridiculously muscled…they’re exactly what she was always warned to stay away from, but just what she needs. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both adore and would do anything for Harper, including stepping back if it means she’s happy.

Her first year away is turning out to be near perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything.

1) Taking Chances

2) Stealing Harper

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Taking Chances