Friday, 27 September 2013

Unravel Me, Kendall Ryan

Aut viam inveniam aut faciam tibi. “I will either find a way or make one"

This is the second book of Kendall Ryan’s I have read (The Impact of You was the first) and I loved it. I love how Kendall can write funny, sexual and meaningful life changing scenes all in one.

This book was different as it has Ashlyn Drake falling in love with amnesia patient ‘Logan’ who is on trial for murder. The whole storyline had me intrigued from the beginning, I kept wondering; how is Kendall going to make our hearts lie with a so called murderer? But let me tell you, by the second time you see him in the book you’re hooked.

My favourite scene was of course the famous tattoo scene Aut viam inveniam aut faciam tibi. “I will either find a way or make one" I love how books make things more believable, because in real life no two people would get this tattoo, in the exact same place in the same font. But when Ashlyn sees Logan’s it makes you believe that they are meant to be.

The book is extremely well written and just flows and I must admit I fell in love with Ashlyn; she is a smart woman getting her PhD so is obviously hard working and not afraid to go for what she wants. She also shows you how powerful and strong women can be without men, as well as seeing how broken and lost a woman can be with a broken heart.

This book has a bit of everything, loss, hurt, love, heartbreak, friendship and HOT sex scenes it really is an uplifting story when you finish the book, and everything is tied up in a perfect bow. The way Kendall writes their sex scenes is intense yet they are put in the book in the right place to in a way help the reader see the bond between them, see the connection of their relationship and the love that comes from them.



I really enjoyed this book and will carry on reading books by Kendall Ryan, I give this book a 4.5* rating.

COVER REVEAL & TEASER


Whats Left Of Me, Amanda Maxlyn

Book Summary
Life works in mysterious ways.
Four years ago I became known as the girl with cancer.
I refuse to cry.
And I refuse to give in.

A relationship with a man is the last thing I’m looking for right now, but one night with Parker changes everything. He is persistent, and he knows what he wants. Me.
He doesn’t treat me like I’m fragile.
But he doesn’t know, and I’m not ready to tell him.

What if it changes everything?
Tragedy found me when I was seventeen.
Love found me when I was twenty-one.
My name is Aundrea McCall, and this is my journey.  

Teaser

I’m grateful when I reach the door to the ladies room that there isn’t anyone around. I reach for the handle when I hear from behind me, “Not going to use the men’s room again?” I know that sexy voice. It’s the same one as earlier this evening in this same area.
With my heart picking up pace, I turn around smiling sweetly, “No, I’m going to sit down and pee this time.” My smile spreads a little wider and I say a silent thanks to sweet baby Jesus for letting me find my voice this time.
He doesn’t respond. He just steps closer to me with the corner of his lips spreading upward.
I don’t breathe.
I can’t breathe. Not when he is this close.
God he smells amazing. Like a mixture of spice and mint. Maybe a hint of beer too. It's the type of scent that would awaken a primal desire within any female, and good God do I feel awakened.
“You ran off before I could thank you for the dance earlier.” No, thank you. His voice is a faint whisper and his face is now so close that our noses are almost touching. I glance down at his very attractive red lips just as the corners of his mouth move up into the most beautiful smile. Shit. He knows I’m looking at his lips.
I’m transfixed by him. In this very moment, I would do whatever he said or answer to any name he called; even if it was one of those fluffy names like baby or princess. All I can think about is the desire flowing through my body for those lips to be on mine. I would take him in this hallway. There I said it. Or, did I think it?
Do something.
Anything!
I look back at his lips. 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Waiting on Wednesday 6

I managed to narrow my choice down to one, so here's my 'WoW' 
hosted by Breaking the Spine

Storm Warning, Elizabeth Lee and Caisey Quinn
Coming December 12, 2013

Severe Storm Warning Tip #1:
Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.

Severe Storm Warning Tip #2:
If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepare to take shelter immediately.

Severe Storm Warning Tip #3:
They may strike quickly, with little or no warning.



Girl on Tour, Caisey Quinn


                                                                     Amazon USA
                                                                      Amazon UK 

Finally Kylie and Trace got together and even better Trace seems to be getting help for his drinking at the end of the first book, which made me want to read on, see them finally be happy together.

Once I read the first book I went straight onto the 2nd without getting up for air, I just needed more Trace and Kylie in my life. 

I liked the storyline Caisey came up with for the sequel and I liked the new characters Mia and Lily (not so much Gretchen) I also liked Kylies even feistier attitude.

I was looking forward to seeing Trace and Kylie together happy, but obviously there is three box so that was never going to be the case and what happened was you very rarely saw them together at all because they were both on their own tours. But they seemed to make it work at the beginning with skype and phone calls, also planning to meet up when their shows were in the same area.

I liked Mia’s character and how bitchy she was and it was nice seeing Kylie around different people other than Trace and her best friend, you almost got to see a different side to her a girly side which was great.

I didn’t like Gretchen, only because of the drama she causes between Kylie and Trace, but as a character she is a great one and Caisey has written her really well. The alcoholism, but also her insecurities come out, and her bitchiness of course.

This book wasn’t so much about the music even though they were both on tour, there wasn’t many lyrics being shown in the book apart from the one Kylie, Lily and Mia wrote together to perform closing the show every night, which was a shame as I enjoyed that in the first book. But there was a lot more drama and arguments, which weren’t overdone and wasn’t too many, they were all different.


I cannot wait for the final book; I don't want to wait until January 2014! I give this book a 4* rating, it was good but not as good as the first.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Books Coming Soon: Carter Reed, Tijan

 

Carter Reed, September 30, 2013


Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by the boyfriend. She had two choices. Call the cops and be killed by his family's mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her. Carter Reed. He's a weapon for the rivaling mafia family, but he's also Emma's secret. Not only was he best friends with her brother, but she's the reason he became that weapon in the first place.

SNEAK PEEK

Girl with Guitar, Caisey Quinn

                                                                     Amazon USA
                                                                      Amazon UK 

Kylie Ryan’s has the dream of most Southern Girls who can sing, make it in the country music world and be as big as Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, after her father dying and her step monster kicking her to the curb she hops on a bus from Oklahoma to Nashville to pursue her dream. When she gets a lucky break and is given the chance to tour with Trace Corbin she can’t believe it.

Trace Corbin is a platinum selling artist in the country music world, but he is also a drunk, when Kylie joins his tour she calls him out on his shit, and he slowly falls for her, while pushing her further away at the same time.

Caisey Quinn had me with the opening page of this book and the plot was fantastic and I think it helped that I love country music and want to live in a southern state of America.  I loved the sexual, heated and argumentative tension between Kylie and Trace, Caisey wrote this book in a way that even though Trace is a major douche bag and an alcoholic you route for him and Kylie to get together. This book was also funny, there is one scene that stuck in my mind when Kylie plays Poker with Traces band mates and manages to swindle them out of $400 by pretending she doesn’t know how to play.

Trace has had a troubled past, but that does not excuse him for missing sound checks and sometimes shows altogether and Kylie being the spitfire she is doesn’t take it, because it’s not only his dream he’s ruining its hers. After a big blow up because Kylie had a glass bottle thrown at her because Trace was a no show, everything kicked off and Kylie told Trace exactly what was on her mind and something that was said must have changed something in him because the next night he was on stage performing.

“Damn, the boy could sing. And Lord, those jeans. Oh no. She was becoming a Trace Corbin fan girl. She could feel it happening and she was powerless to stop it.”

This book flowed great, and I enjoyed the battle Kylie was having with herself at times, not knowing what was going on in her head, because how could she be falling for Trace Corbin the biggest arsehole in country music? But sober Trace was making her lose her heart, the one who took her to see his family, had a mud fight with, lost her virginity too. But like every good book nothing lasts for ever and it all came crashing down.

I thought Kylie was a good strong female character, very admirable. Strong willed, talented, innocent, and not afraid to fight for what she wants and a right spitfire. The way she stands up to everyone is amazing. I didn’t like Trace at the beginning, I thought it was very cocky but when he started to sober up and Kylie was falling for him, I was falling for him too. I was so wrapped up in the book I was feeling what Kylie was feeling and I love that about books and I’m so happy Caisey made that possible.

The book being about country music, it of course contained music and the lyrics to songs that were written were included in the book which was fantastic, they felt like real songs and tied scenes together and tied up mood and feelings and were a big part of the book which I loved.



I loved this book and cannot wait to read the rest in the series, I give this book a 5* rating and I recommend this to anyone who wants to read a light hearted yet heart breaking love story.  

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Fear of Falling, S.L. Jennings



Kami had her two best friends, they were her family. She didn’t need anyone else and in her eyes it wasn’t worth it, the pain of seeing them hurt when she couldn’t return their feelings.

Blaine has just got his life on track, owning Dive, he’s moved on from the playboy he used to be and is now just trying to survive.

I must say after reading some of the reviews for this book I was disappointed. I thought it was going to be amazing, and it had the potential to be, the storyline was a good one. However I found it so repetitive. And Blaine’s nickname for Kami was so fitting ‘Roadrunner’ because that’s what she spent the whole book doing, running away from her feelings, running away from her fears, running from her father.

I liked Blaine’s character but at the same time thought he was a bit silly sticking around trying to ‘save’ this girl he didn’t even know, she didn’t let him in enough to be able to love her in my eyes, all she did was push him away and he was always there when she came to her senses and came back to him, which I found was unrealistic.

I don’t even know where to start with Kami’s character, there was so much potential to make her character great, to show the reader how you can grow and change your life with the right people around you. But Kami’s character to me just seemed too weak, to scared, didn’t care whether she lived or died and I didn’t like that.

The ending of the book when it only took her 3 months after her father attacked her one last time, to finally get her life on track was a little farfetched. If anything she should have been more broken then she was at the beginning because it was a new opened wound, but she just got on with her life, living happily without Blaine after she sent him away, it just didn’t really add up to me. She had spent the whole book being broken and unable to love and be loved and she got over that so quickly without any help and after an attack that should have ruined her.


I feel that S.L. Jennings had such a good story line, but failed to make it as good as it could have been. I give this book a 1.5* rating.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Freebie 3


Choices, Sydney Lane


Fate brought her here, but will her choices destory her dreams?

Quincy Priest made all the right choices in her small town, black-and-white life. But being perfect is tiring. So. Very. Tiring.
Wanting desperately to step out of her sisters shadow, Quincy jumps at the opportunity to attend college with her best friend. The quiet bookworm with family secrets comes out of her shell. But when Quincy meets not one, but two perfect guys, she has to make a choice. In doing so, she might forfeit the relationship she secretly longed to find.

Declan. Sweet, handsome, and perfect. He makes her feel cherished for the first time in her life.
Brody. Sexy, hot and irresistible. He could tear down her carefully built walls. 

Before she can become the woman she wants to be, Quincy will make mistakes. And suffer one unimaginable loss.


Books Coming Soon: Unravel, Calia Read


Unravel, Summer 2013


Four months ago, I was happy. I was simply Naomi Carradine.

Two months ago, I was admitted into a psych ward.

Yesterday Lachlan Halstead visited me. Kissed me. And told me that I'm starting to lose my mind.

Hours later, Alexander Cole haunted my thoughts, reminding me I'm not crazy and that he needs my help.

A few minutes ago, I drifted further from reality, trying to unravel the past.

And now...everyone thinks I'm insane. But, I know he's real, and I know he needs me.

Do you believe me?

SNEAK PEEK

Waiting on Wednesday 5

Again I couldn't choose just one for my 'WoW' hosted by Breaking the Spine this week, so my second choice is:

Down by the Water, Anna Cruise
Coming September, 2013

Lily can't escape the past.

Ten years after a tragedy tore her family apart, Lily is on her way to college for what she hopes will be a fresh start. Instead, she finds herself broken down in the place she swore she'd never return to. The place by the water that damaged her family beyond repair. When Ty Reilly offers her help, she reluctantly accepts, eager to get her car fixed and get the hell of of town.

Waiting on Wednesday 4


For my fourth 'WoW' hosted by Breaking the Spine I have chosen:

Shards of Us, K.R. Caverly
Coming October 8, 2013

We meet every Wednesday night in hotel room #364. We stay there until morning; kissing, laughing, healing one another. We're both broken people, him with his alcoholic family, me with my murdered one. I don't know who he is; I don't ask for his name. I don't question him. I only love how he makes me feel, how he makes me forget just how alone I am in this world, and for now, that's all I need.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Striving For Normal, B.L. Mooney



Drew has been seeing her shrink Joseph for almost 5 years after a relationship gone wrong, causing her physical and emotional damage, she hasn’t had a date in 5 years let alone sex, but Joseph, Mark and Terri think it’s time for get back out there and meet someone who will love her.

Dennis works with Mark, so when he and Terri invited him on a double date with their friend he couldn’t refuse. He knew she was damaged the moment he saw her, but that doesn’t stop him falling madly in love with her.

Carl has just lost his wife to cancer, so when Drew starts working at the daycare his daughter goes too, he needs to have her. He doesn’t take no for an answer even when Drew tells him she’s seeing Dennis, and she can’t control herself around him.

This book touches on a lot of tough subjects, abuse, manipulation, abortion, suicide, cancer and addiction, yet the storyline flowed the entire time and I didn’t notice how many issues it pressed on until the end when I really thought about the book. It wasn't a light read, there was a lot of drama, but it was ironically an addictive read, I wanted to see Drew survive, I wanted to see Dennis love Drew and I wanted to see Carl get his life back on track for the sake of his daughter.

Each character B.L. Mooney created was so different to each other and it was really interesting to read the way they all reacted around each other. Half way through the book I got scared that Drew was going to choose the wrong guy because he was able to manipulate her so easily because of her past, he was able to crawl inside her and somehow make her think she was feeling all of these things for her when really she wasn’t.

Drew’s character turned out to be a strong character, she may have gone through week stages but with the help for Joseph, Terri, Mark and Dennis she was able to grow and overcome the fears she had, love herself, love the guy who loves her and stick up for herself when it could have all come crashing down.


The journey for Dennis and Drew wasn’t an easy one, there were infidelities, arguments, break ups and family problems, but reading this book was able to show me that love can get through anything if it is strong enough and you are willing to try hard enough, love is always enough. 


I liked reading this book and was really impressed with the story line. I give this book a 3* rating.  

Freebie 2


Your Favorite Girl, Steph Sweeney


When Melissa Reed, a twenty-two-year-old housewife, discovers her millionaire husband Ted has been cheating on her with a recent high school graduate from down the street, she begins to investigate his private life. In his little black book, she finds a single address and phone number: that of Your Favorite Girl, Inc. 

Assuming it's an escort service, Melissa dials the number, only to find she's stumbled upon a secret corporation dedicated to engineering the most erotic sexual creatures in the history of man.

And Melissa can't resist making a purchase. 

Your Favorite Girl is best described as an erotic romance thriller, the first in a three-part series.



Monday, 16 September 2013

The Impact of You, Kendall Ryan




Trying to keep her past in the past, Avery has spent the most recent years of her life trying to stay in the background, being unnoticed by everyone, that is until she stumbles across Jase at a frat party.

Jase likes women and sex, commitment is the last thing on his mind. But his life is thrown upside when his mum tries to commit suicide, showing him not to take things for granted, so when he sees Avery at a frat party standing out like a sore thumb, he can’t stop himself, he needs to know her.  

After reading reviews for this book and hearing all the hype about it, I was so excited to finally read it and I must say I was far from disappointed. At the beginning of the book I thought we were going to have to wait until Jase found out what Avery was hiding before we did, but Kendall sneakily dropped hints throughout the book about what was going on with Avery or as Jase calls her “Whistle” and it helped with the suspense of when Jase was going to find out.

I liked Jase’s character that we never got to see his ‘bad boy’ days so to us the reader he was always the Jase we got to meet, the loving and caring person. The boy that made your heart race and stop at the same time with his kindness and forwardness.

I felt as if Kendall wrote Avery’s character really well, you really could see her insecurities and her doubting herself, there were no moments where suddenly Avery would be strong, like in some books, this was a gradual thing, which was helped along by Jase being her ‘life coach.’


I felt the story line for this book was different to some, with a sex scandal and an attempted suicide, but also the same in some ways as there was a love triangle and arguments, but all that makes for get reading. The first few sex scenes had me wanting Avery to let Jase carry on because I was so into the books, but I am glad that she didn’t because I felt as if when they finally got to have sex, it completed the book without there having to be a ‘happily ever after ending’ that and Avery getting on the fact she took nude pictures of herself and they went around her school. 

Her and Jase are together and it hasn’t been easy them getting there and it probably won’t be easy after that, but that’s life and I feel that Kendall wrote the ending as if it would happen in everyday life, no false hopes just reality. 


Jase stole my heart and I give this book a 4* rating.
I am excited to read more books by Kendall Ryan

Friday, 13 September 2013

Freebie


Learning To Breath, J.C. McClean


Darcie Gilmore just wanted a fresh start.
When her mother packs them off to live in Dover Springs, Darcie is given the chance to start over. 

However, having spent the last six months haunted by terrible nightmares and feeling isolated and alone, Darcie doubts that anything will be different. Even when she meets carefree Danny Fletcher, Darcie insists that she wants nothing to do with him. 

But, when Darcie needs a favour and Danny is the only one who can help, the two must spend time together.
As they grow closer, Danny is determined to discover why Darcie is so private about her life. But little does he know that he's not just breaking down her barriers...he's helping her learn to breathe again. 

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Books Coming Soon: Perfect Lie, Teresa Mummert


Perfect Lie (17/12/2013)

Pre-Order USA: http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Lie-ebook/dp/B00EEDNYV6/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

Pre-Order UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Lie-ebook/dp/B00EEDNYV6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379082603&sr=8-1&keywords=perfect+lie

How far would you go to fit in?

Delilah (Lie) didn't fit in at high school. She was an outcast and had fallen for the only boy who didn't treat her like she was nothing. Her entire world crashed down around her when Brock made a choice that would cause her to never trust again. 
College is her chance to spread her wings and become the person she always wanted to be and to leave her past behind her. 
Her world is flipped upside down when she meet Abel, a quiet surfer from California. Unfortunately, she will have to face her past if she ever hopes to have a future with him. 


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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Waiting on Wednesday 3

My third 'WoW' hosted by Breaking the Spine

The Book I am waiting for to be released is:
Working It, Kendall Ryan
Coming November 11, 2013

A story of heart-stopping, toe curling passion by the beloved bestselling author of Hard to Love, Resisting Her and The Impact of You


Waiting on Wednesday 2


My second 'WoW' hosted by Breaking the Spine

The Book I am waiting for to be released is:
Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles #1), Sophie Jordan
Coming November 5, 2013

Before she goes after the life she's always wanted, she's about to find the on she needs.


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Pulse, Gail McHugh


Pulse – The sequel to collide, where do I even begin?

I was so happy when this book picked up exactly where Collide finished, as I hate it when sequels continue ‘6months’ or ‘a year later’ and Gail McHugh did not disappoint me.

I found myself going through the same emotions as Emily did I was that enthralled in the book. The beginning of this book you followed Emily through a really emotional time, from the beating she took from Dillon to her flying to find Gavin and fighting for him. It was an emotional rollercoaster.

This book from the beginning to the end shows that love in its strongest form can beat anything that is thrown at it. With Gavin and Emily finally getting ‘officially’ together and jumping into their relationship at full pace, everything is good at them and they can finally just be. That is until more drama happens at Christmas which brings unwanted Dillon back into their lives. But without giving too much away they over come every hurdle that is thrown their way and end up being stronger than ever.

Gavin’s ‘swoon worthy’ attitude is back in full force and he is still as arrogant as ever if not even more so as he finally got the girl, he has be laughing, he has me 'awwing', also the way he describes what he’s going to do to Emily is extremely intense. He is one of my favourite book boyfriends, hands down.

In this book Emily’s character grew on me a bit more, she was almost stronger in a way, I feel that she felt stronger in herself and Gail did a really good job of showing the audience that, yes she had her whiny, vulnerable moments, but she wouldn’t be Emily if she didn’t, but being without Dillon and with Gavin she owned herself and reading that progress amazed me.

The sex scenes in this book did not disappoint, they were as hot and steamy as ever. They weren’t too graphic but the way the emotions and the movements were described was powerful and mesmerizing.

The thing I love about reading is the way an author is capable to drag you into a different world and for that moment while you are reading you are part of the book and even when I put the book down I find myself in this place between reality and the book, it’s honestly amazing what authors can do and Gail McHugh did not disappoint in anyway, she dragged me into Gavin and Emily’s world from beginning to end of both books.


This book and series as a whole deserve a 5* rating!

Monday, 9 September 2013

Collide, Gail McHugh




Emily is moving away from town she’s always called home after the death of her mother and to New York City to be with the one she loves Dillon Parker. Trying to get her life on track after the move until Gavin storms into her life and changes all the rules.

After his fiancĂ© leaves him, Gavin doesn’t think he’ll ever find love again, let again find love at first site that is until Emily walks into his office delivering his food and turns his world upside down, he’s never chased after a woman before, but he was not going to let Emily slip through his fingers.

I read both Collide and Pulse in one day because I could not put them down, the constant battle between Emily and Gavin made my heart ache. But also I have never been so infuriated with a character like I was with Emily, the moment she saw Gavin she should have broken up with Dillon, should have left his sorry arse behind and been with Gavin, but instead she sticks with Dillon lets him control her, lets him slowly manipulate her.

At the beginning Dillon and Emily’s relationship seems normal, but as the reader you pick up on things that Emily didn’t, Dillon’s slimy behaviour, his controlling nature and his cheating, all oblivious to Emily’s eyes. You also see how Gavin looks at her, how he wants to consume her, own her soul, her heart, her every desire, and you can’t help but want to scream at her to notice.

It makes you crave the attention and love that Gavin would give Emily, you want to have that for yourself and you get angry because she could easily have it but she’s pushing it away, pushing Gavin away so much and she does this by agreeing to marry Dillon.

After some drama between Dillon and Emily they separate for a couple of days and in this time she comes to terms with the fact that she has fallen head over heels in love with Gavin without even meaning too. Refusing to keep fighting her feelings she goes to his apartment and they devour each other and have the most intense sex, they are both finally able to give into their desires and the way Gail McHugh describes it is amazing.

However their story doesn’t end there, not even close, they don’t get their happily ever after there. Emily walks in on something as she tries to surprise Gavin at his apartment and leaves before he is given a chance to explain, he doesn’t even know what’s happened. And Emily goes running back to Dillon and agrees to put the wedding back on.

“Why are you marrying someone you don’t love?”
“Isn’t it obvious? I’m marrying someone who loves me!”

The rehearsal dinner was where this story really broke my heart; I could envision the look on Gavin’s face at the end before he was driven away by Olivia, the heart break he had to endure, the scare that Emily had left him. The ending of this book was the reason I had to continue to read Pulse straight after, I needed their happily ever after.


A review for 'Pulse' will be coming soon, I happily give this book a 4* rating.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Savannah Series, Daniel James $.99c / £.77p


This weekend the Savannah Series is on sale for $.99c / £.77p 
Get your copies here:

Book One 

Amazon US~http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BRMM9U4
Amazon UK~http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BRMM9U4


Book two
Amazon US~http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CY0UYU0
Amazon UK~http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CY0UYU0


I have just bought these as well, and will be reviewing them ASAP!

Friday, 6 September 2013

White Trash Beautiful, Teresa Mummert



Cass Daniels knew that knights in shining armor were for fairy tales and she accepted that she would spend the rest of her life trying to get out of the trailer park where she lives.

Tucker White was just starting to make a name for himself after not having the best childhood, his band ‘Damaged’ are on the edge of getting signed, but from the moment he met Cass everything changed.

I liked this book so much I ended up reading it in one sitting, couldn’t put it down. I liked the setting for the book and how Teresa gave the main characters both rubbish childhoods, the only difference between them in this book is Tucker’s life changed and Cass’s didn’t. But it shows the reader that you can change your life and that sometimes things happen for a reason.

Teresa touched on a lot of important issues with this book, violence, domestic abuse and drug abuse. It wasn’t a light read and for me there was some heart wrenching parts of the book but I likes how Tucker and Cass reacted to each other, straight away you knew that the moment they met would change both of their lives.

The moment Tucker entered the book, I fell in love with the description as well as his attitude towards Cass and throughout the book fell more and more in love with him, his openness and the way would treat Cass as if she were the only girl in the world, as if she was his world. Teresa wrote the ideal man, one with a bad boy side, but one that would never harm you and give you all the love you deserve, someone to protect you.

I felt that Cass’s home life could have played more of a part in the book, as when it came up it was just her coming back from work wishing Jax and her mum were passed out and then going to bed, waking up and going to work. Cass would tell you what Jax would do to her, and you’d see his change in personality when he wasn’t using. But the only time her home life came into the book full force was towards the end when Jax attacked her.

Throughout the book you watched Cass fight her feelings for Tucker because she had Jax at home and it was frustrating, sometimes I found myself wanting to shout at her to just leave Jax and be with Tucker. She was staying in this abusive relationship and it was to infuriating as Tucker kept laying his heart of the line for her and she kept leaving him, even when Jax was out of the picture she was still finding reasons to leave him, when all he wanted was her.

I am excited to read 'White Trash Damaged' to find out how their relationship turns out. I give this book a 3.5* rating.


Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Waiting on Wednesday


In true book loving blog style, I am going to start 'WoW' which is a weekly event hosted by blog Breaking the Spine

The book I am waiting for to be released is:
 Antigoddess, Kendare Blake



Coming September 10, 2013

The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake.

Twisted, K.A. Robinson



Chloe and Drake left off on track, they got over the Logan drama and decided it was time to move forward as the couple they could be.

Following K.A. Robinson’s ‘Torn’ is the sequel ‘Twisted’ and I must say it didn’t disappoint, I will even go as far as saying I enjoyed it a lot more than the first book, which rarely happens. I liked that Chloe’s backstory of her mum beating her came into it full force. I was captivated in the way her mum had multiple personalities to try and get her way, but also the way her moods changed at sonic speed and she turned violent.

The characters were consistent with how they were in the first book, however Amber and Logan weren’t in it as much, instead were her cousin Danny and his friend Jordan. Her relationship with them was different to hers with Amber and Logan in the first book, but Danny and Jordan had the same job as Amber and Logan, protect Chloe from her psycho mum.  Throughout the entire book I would see myself comparing Jordan to Logan, even though the way they acted around her was different Jordan was more physical and playful whereas Logan was her best friend he didn’t need to touch her to show his affection.

Once one drama ended another began, if it wasn’t Chloe it was Drake and that’s what kept me on until the end. It pressed on some important topics, drugs and child abuse and each one ended the way you’d hope it to end before it gets taken too far. It shows the reader that you can battle it; you can change your life if you have something or someone to change it for, and I thought that hidden message was an important one.

As much as I enjoyed the book, the ending was a disappointment for me as I found it was a standard YA book ending almost an ‘they lived happily ever after’ ending which isn’t really how Chloe and Drake were, their relationship fed off of the passion and the drama that was around them. I thought up my own ending for their relationship, one that to me seemed more believable.


I enjoyed this book more than the first, therefore I give it a 3* rating.