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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 ~ Not at First by Phalla S. Rios

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Title: Not at First

Author: Phalla S. Rios

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Falling for two men at the same time was something Angel Mabbott never expected to happen.
Leaving a past full of pain and loss in California, Angel is determined to make something of her life when she starts college in Minneapolis. But life takes a turn when she finds herself torn between Kevin and Roman.

Kevin Hawken is a domineering man who forces himself into Angel’s life and changes everything she thought she knew. But how much can he be trusted when he is so secretive about himself?

Angel was instantly intrigued when she first laid eyes on Roman Conti, an Investment firm owner. He was everything she ever wanted in a man:romantic, loving, and protective over her.

As Angel begins to weave a bitter web of desire and deceit, will she find herself consumed, or will she be able to find her way out and follow her heart?

Review

I got a message from the author asking if I would like to read and review their book. I read the synopsis and said sure. I will admit though I was not going into this positive that I would like it. Because if you have read my review on another love triangle you know that I am kind of not feeling them. BUT that being said I did enjoy this one more than I thought I would. There is so much that I didn’t honestly know what was going to happen.

Okay so, the beginning…that completely threw me. I was completely lost for a minute. I have come to understand that I do not usually care for prologues. Some give away too much, some are just pointless, some like this one confuse the hell out of me. I understand that sometimes I am slow. 🙂 The prologue was in the point of view of a guy. SO when I got to the first chapter I thought that was the point of view I was reading from. Then I figured out that I was wrong, so I went back and started it again. I will say that both men, Kevin and Roman were infuriating! I couldn’t understand what she found attractive in either one of them. Instantly I wanted to run from Roman, and I couldn’t understand what she saw in him, but there is something about a man who carries himself in such a way that you know he is confident. Then you have Kevin, he was fun, even sweet at times. Others, well he was just an ass. So when you have a girl who is so broken and lost because she lost the one man she loved and adored (her father). I can see how being sucked in by either one of these two can happen. They both give something to her that make her feel.

I have to say that there were so many things that Roman did that screamed RED FLAG. I just wanted to scream at her to run and run fast! But he made her feel something, something that she wanted and only he seemed to provide. Kevin was being weird with her, he wasn’t stepping up at first, otherwise I am sure she would have been with him… RIGHT????? Who knows. I just know that between the two of them I was so upset and did have to put the book down at some points because I wanted to just grab her and shake her and ask… “What is wrong with you? How did you NOT see that coming?”

I don’t want to give away too much but let’s just say that I was getting to the point where I was not looking forward to what was going to come because I thought I had an idea where it was going, then…BAM. Something I had no idea was coming. Something that had me questioning how I didn’t see it. I was just at a loss and left wanting to know what the hell “that” was all about.

I will read what’s next because I just have to know what the hell is going to happen. I need to know more about both Roman and Kevin. Why some things were done and not done.

Brandy


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


Review – Taking Chances by Molly McAdams

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GOODREADS DESCRIPTION:
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.

Due to sexual situations and language, this is Mature YA/New Adult. Recommended for ages 17+

MY THOUGHTS:
WOW!!! That was a VERY emotional ride and I loved EVERY minute of it. I couldnt think of how to descrbibe this book until I had come across a review that had the best way

“it is Beautiful Disaster meets Thoughtless”

I was so pulled into this book from the begining I was so drawn in and invested into the story I couldnt stop thinking about it and couldnt wait to get back to the book any time I had to put it down. I fell in love with BOTH Chase and Brandon and my heart broke throughout this book. I was sucker punched in the gut a time or two and then wanted to yell at Harper that she is so stupid and crazy and she needed to get with it!! I cried a few times reading this and it was hard to not feel like I was there when everything was happening. I just love when I find a book that can pull me in the way this one did.

If you want a love story that is absolutely FULL of angst and struggles along with sweetness and love this would be a GREAT choice. There were so many moments in this that I just fell in love with one of the characters or just have my heart ripped out of my chest. When one of the guys is talking to her and is trying to explain to her how much she is worth it :

“you deserve someone who has waited for you as long as you have waited for them. And no matter how much I wish I could be that guy, I can’t Harper.”

at the same time I did come across moments that made me laugh and me personally being someone that is on the “shorter” end as far as my height as Harper is this part had me cracking up:

“God you’re so short.” “No, the rest of you are just freakishly tall.”

all in all this is absolutely a must read and in all the angst that is in it there is so much love. It was easy to become obsessed with this book and feel as though you are there through everything that happens and when they hurt you feel it and when they are happy you feel that also when they are confused I can honestly say that for the first time reading a love triangle I didn’t know what to feel I felt as torn as Harper did. And that was a first for me. I am so glad that I took the opportunity to read this one it was absolutely worth it!!! It will pull you in and I know for me I will not forget this one. It is up there with my top favorite angst filled romance novels!

GREAT NEWS!!: I was looking at Molly’s blog (dont read the comments if you have not read the book there are spoilers posted) and she says that she is going to be doing another book but in Chase’s POV!! I am so beyond excited!!!!! NOW what would put me over the top is to find out they are making this one into a movie!!!!!!

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She also has pictures posted on some things from the book… who she pictured in her mind while she wrote this GREAT story! So I am posting some extra pictures of  “Chase, Harper and Brandon” in the slide show.

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Review – The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle

GOODREADS DESCRIPTION:

It’s been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved.

Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both fourteen.

Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect. Only, there’s a complication to their instant feelings for one another – Will, Tru’s boyfriend of two years.

Then Jake makes Tru a job offer she can’t refuse – travelling the world with him and his band. But taking the job means leaving Will behind, and being on the road with the band means spending an inordinate amount of time with Jake.

Is Tru strong enough to resist the delectable bad boy who once held her heart so completely, or will she willingly risk it all for one night with the worlds most notorious womanizer?

MY THOUGHTS:

Starting this book I was so excited I just love a rock star! But this one was nothing like the other books I have read that are based on rock stars. Usually you get all the banter between the members of the band and this one didn’t have much of that so that I was missing very much but this one was so full of angst and I am a sucker for some good angst filled books so how could I NOT love it?! All the hurt, loneliness, pain, loss, love there were so many times I wanted to just not put the book down but I had well my daily life things get in the way.

And who could disagree with Tru when she first sees Jake for the first time after 12 years…

            what is it about men in jeans and bare feet which is so totally hot?

And Stuart… well I just loved him he is just the best!!! (he is Jake’s PR guy)

            “Remember honey, he’s a man, and with men you just have to treat them like the children they are.”

OHHH so true at times!!! Lol

It took me longer then I wanted it to, to finish it. But once I hit about 70% through I couldn’t put it down so I was up until about 1230am reading until I finished last night! I had many moments in this book that my heart just broke. I got misty eyed, I giggled, I was happy, I was sad, and at one point I was so livid my heart was racing in aticipation and all I could think was NOOOO then with a turn of a doorknob I wanted to yell YOU ASSHOLE. It was as if I was the one there turning that knob I was so invested in this story at this point it was like I was there. And that does not happen with every book I read just the good ones! I could feel all the feelings that Tru was feeling at some points in the book and it just made it so much more enjoyable

I know for me I had gotten so worked up at one point that I couldn’t help but grin when there was one part that had me so giddy when there was an alpha man scene..

            He looks down at his hand, then runs his tongue over his lip, licking the blood and smirks. “I’ll let you have the first one mother fucker, but not the next.”

I LOVE a rock star that is for sure and when music is brought in not just as what he does but as a way to explain how someone is feeling I just LOVE it. I know for me I listen to music that can explain how I feel at a specific time in my life it is a release for me. I know for right now I can not stop thinking about this one and wish I would have waited to read it so I had the second one to jump right into. I hate having to wait and spring of next year just seems to far away!

This one is definitely going onto my list of favorite rock star books.