Friday, October 31, 2014

Finding Eden (A Sign of Love) by Mia Sheridan

Finding Eden (A Sign of Love)Finding Eden by Mia Sheridan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 OH MY GOSH, IT’S OVER Stars

This series… it will keep you on your toes. It will make you grip your seat and shake your tablet.

There’s a lot that goes in in this series and it’s really dramatic. Some of my feelings from Finding Eden is mixed with my feelings from Becoming Calder. Since I read the books back to back, it’s just hard not to mix them together.

I liked Finding Eden better because it was fast pace and it gave me the conclusion I yearned for (since page one from Becoming Calder), but I did enjoy reading Eden’s and Calder’s young romance.

Finding Eden starts out where Becoming Calder left off. Eden and Calder are obviously separated. Do not fret, they aren’t separated long. It’s always a pet peeve of mine when the main characters are separated, but this one isn’t bad and I enjoyed it.

So, I’m longing for the sweet read, I read the intensity of what happened in Becoming Calder and I’m ready for some “good times” if you know what I mean.

AND I GOT IT.

My reading thoughts…

1% … MUST FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS!!!!

20% … build up…

30% … YES YES YES…. YES!!!!

50% … smiling

60-100% closure and questions answered… satisfied.

My favorite parts were the beginning. I liked reading the struggle and I liked reading Eden’s and Calder’s POV’s. I love their love story. It’s borderline cheesy, but I crave that stuff.

The second half shifts and it’s about drawing conclusions and getting your questions answered. Like where does Eden and Calder come from? Why is Hector the way he was? What happens to Xander? All of that fun stuff is answered and when you are finished you are left feeling really satisfied.

The last bit was a little drawn out and it was a little slow, but other than that, I’m happy with the ending and glad I can put this crazy story to rest.

Becoming Calder (A Sign of Love) by Mia SheridanAMAZON | AMAZON
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Giveaway ~ Romancing the Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club, #5) by Jessica Clare

 
The New Billionaire Boys Club novel by the New York Times bestselling author.
 
 
The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society. Six men of astonishing wealth. But there’s one thing money can’t buy. When it comes to love, success doesn’t come so easily…

Jonathan Lyons. Playboy, billionaire, and adventurer, he lives life on the edge. When he hears that his mentor, Dr. Phineas DeWitt, had a secret journal that leads to a legendary artifact, Jonathan takes action. It stirs his blood, but it comes with a heady challenge: DeWitt’s daughter Violet. She has what Jonathan needs. And she’s not giving it up it to the man who broke her heart.

Violet is Jonathan’s weakness—he’s still in love despite their volatile breakup a decade ago. But Violet’s memories have a sharper edge. She’s never forgiven him for abandoning her. Or so she thought. When Jonathan’s attentions turn seductive, she’s in danger of falling for him all over again.
 
And she can’t help but wonder…does he really want her, or just what she’s hiding?
 

4 Overcome past issues stars
 
I love this series. I just love how cute and how different each one is.
 
Violet and Jonathan had a brief romance when they were younger. Violet got pregnant and asked Jonathan what he thought about having a family. Jonathan is young and doesn’t want to settle down and told her that. Through some miscommunication Violet ends up leaving Jonathan and Jonathan doesn’t run after Violet.
 
It’s ten years later and with the death of Violet’s father, Jonathan is back in Violet’s life and doesn’t want to leave it.
 
The miscommunication isn’t the annoying kind. Basically Violet wrote a letter to Jonathan explaining the pregnancy and how much she loves him, but Jonathan never gets it.   It’s a really super cute storyline and a super cute book.
 
Violet is a teacher and she has major daddy issues.  Her father never really showed support toward Violet and spends most of his time working with Jonathan. So when Jonathan comes back into Violet’s life, she isn’t having ANY OF IT.

 
I love the beginning. Violet is so strong and fierce and she’s not the scared little girl anymore. She wants to move on from the past and her father leaving her is kind of the last thing to help her move on. She doesn’t want to deal with Jonathan, but of course he makes it impossible to be ignored.
 
Before Violet’s dad passed away, he created a sort of scavenger hunt for Violet and Jonathan.  Violet doesn’t want to do it, but Jonathan is forcing her hand. So on the hunt they go.
 
Jonathan clearly needs to make up for past mistakes, even though he didn’t know about Violet’s condition, he needs to grovel to get on Violet’s good side again. I love that he’s this sexy rich billionaire that is just weakened by one girl. I loved reading Jonathan’s pursuit of Violet. I couldn’t get enough of it.
 
 Overall, the storyline just worked for me. I liked two characters  overcoming past issues and I also like the scavenger hunt, it was just really cute.
 
Series Order
  
 
Stranded with a Billionaire REVIEW | AMAZON
Beauty and the Billionaire REVIEW | AMAZON
The Wrong's Billionaire's Bed REVIEW | AMAZON
Once Upon a Billionaire REVIEW | AMAZON
 
 

 

Jessica Clare is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who writes under three different names. As Jill Myles, she writes a little bit of everything, from sexy, comedic urban fantasy to zombie fairy tales. As Jessica Clare, she writes erotic contemporary romance.

She also has a third pen name (because why stop at two?). As Jessica Sims, she writes fun, sexy shifter paranormals. She lives in Texas with her husband, cats, and too many dust-bunnies. Jill spends her time writing, reading, writing, playing video games, and doing even more writing.
 
 
 


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Shame (Ruin, #3) by Rachel Van Dyken

Shame (Ruin, #3)Shame by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Learn from your mistakes Stars

A LOT happens in Shame. It’s crazy, but in a good way

I loved Ruin, was a bit disappointed with Toxic, but Shame really rounded everything out. I’m very happy I stuck with the series and Shame left me satisfied.

Summary (brief)

Remember Lisa? She’s Gabe’s best friend. Anyhow, Lisa dated a crazy person and he killed himself “because of Lisa”. She’s trying to move forward, but every time she does, it seems like a creepy stalker is bringing up her past.

Tristian is Lisa’s professor. I know.. it’s not really that kind of story. Tristian has intentions towards Lisa, but not all of them are noble.

Review

I don’t even know where to begin. First off, the prologue is a bit confusing, but for once, it’s not truly a true foreshadowing (meaning, it doesn't give everything away). Dyken is known to foreshadow and it drives me bonkers. This one I could handle.

Second, there’s a lot that happens and a lot of twist and turns. I do not want to give any away, but let’s just say some are less obvious than others.

I liked Lisa, even though she’s kind of messed up because of her ex. I also liked the excerpts from her ex’s diary. It really gave me a glimpse of what Lisa was going through when she dated him. I also liked Tristian because he seemed really complex. He also has a lot of issues and I just wanted to unravel it.

Overall, the story and plot was great. The characters were good too. The execution is a bit choppy. I felt like this book was a bowl of soup and everything was thrown into the pot. Tristian being a professor doesn’t really portray the true storyline of a student/teacher relationship. Dyken does touch on it, but come on, it wasn’t necessary.

The stalker is a great element to the book, because it gives me the damsel in distress I crave, however some of the scenes where the stalker is there, makes it a little too obvious for me to who he is and I kind of wanted to be surprised.

Reading more, I felt like the story was starting to jumble a bit and I was kind of rushing to finish. I love the beginning and the overall plot, but I got lost towards the end.

Regardless, Shame was a decent read with plenty that kept me interested.

Series Order
Ruin (Ruin, #1) by Rachel Van DykenREVIEW | AMAZON
Toxic (Ruin, #2) by Rachel Van DykenREVIEW | AMAZON
Shame (Ruin, #3) by Rachel Van DykenAMAZON

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Torture to Her Soul (Monster in His Eyes, #2)

Torture to Her Soul (Monster in His Eyes, #2)Torture to Her Soul by J.M. Darhower
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 THIS SERIES IS the BOMB Stars

I can’t believe it’s over. It’s been awhile since I’ve found a series I absolutely loved from start to finish. I love this author, I love Naz, I love everything about this book!

I just can’t contain myself….

Really.. I can’t

I die, you die

I don’t doubt that for a moment


Imagine a person that is 100% wrong for you. Imagine a person that can hurt you, make you feel pain, shouldn’t be in your life, but somehow is PERFECT for you? That person would be Naz Does that make sense? No, but it doesn’t have to.

Love is ugly, and messy. Love makes no sense. And I love him, as impossible as that may be.


I love this love story for the sheer fact it’s simply that. A love story. Karissa and Naz are a ball of issues. He killed her father for heaven sakes. So there’s tension and Karissa is pissed. I loved how Torture to her Soul started. There’s so much angst, so much hate that radiates from Karissa, I’m just gobbling up the pages.

I also love that it’s completely from Naz’s POV. I love how he sees himself through Karissa’s eyes. Yes, he’s a monster and not because he says so, but because he is. You can see it and it just oozes out of the pages, dripping with blood.

I couldn’t get enough

The second thing I love is Naz’s love for Karissa. It doesn’t make sense and it’s so tortured, yet so beautiful at the same time.

…she’s the most beautiful when she’s doing nothing. When she thinks nobody’s looking, when she thinks she’s alone.

I’m with her simply because I want to be. Because I need to be. Because she needs me, I think, and if I’m being honest, I need her just as much.

What I have with you isn’t blissfully ignorant. It’s real, and it isn’t always pretty but when it’s good, it’s good.


The third thing I love about this book is that I felt everything. I felt the hate, I felt the love, I felt all the emotions. I felt like I was there and I was reliving it through them. This book was PERFECTION and an amazing read.

These are the books I live for, these are the books I strive to obtain. They are gritty, raw and written so beautifully. If you loved Monster in his Eyes, you will not be disappointed in this one.

Monster in His Eyes (Monster in His Eyes, #1) by J.M. DarhowerREVIEW | AMAZON
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Giveaway ~ Masquerade by Georgia Le Carre

 
Fiery Billie Black thought she knew all she needed to know about her own sexuality, but that was before one night of animalistic passion with the ultra gorgeous and mysterious Jaron Rose. Tall, blond, charming and wealthy, he was the epitome of an Alpha male.
 
In the morning he promised he would call.  He didn't.
 
Six months later, just as Billie had finally managed to free herself from the memories of that night, he arrives on the scene again. Suddenly, all the feelings that burned so intensely are reignited and she finds herself becoming quickly entangled with her enigmatic lover. The passion is incredible, unforgettable, unbelievable, but Jaron Rose is not all that he seems—he wears more than one disguise…and he is hiding a big secret.
 
Billie is about to find out what that is…
 
Excerpt:

‘First let me tell you what you’re going to be doing tomorrow. At sharp three thirty p.m. you will bend over this table, your elbows and hands and cheek pressed against the glass, your ass in the air barely covered by lace and some transparent material that rips easily. Baby doll nighties and thongs are my favorite at the moment. What you are doing is waiting for me to come and fuck you like the little bitch you are.’

My mouth drops open.

‘The rims of the thong will become soaked very quickly and you will consider using your sweating hands to masturbate to relieve the ache, but you will not. Instead you will keep that position, nipples and cunt tingling, and wait. The high heels you’ll be wearing—I like black— will make your calves cramp, but you will ignore it.’

My pussy clenches like a boxers fists, but I pretend to snort.

He ignores it. ‘At four I will turn up. You will not turn around to look at me or speak to me. No matter how wide your legs are I will have to correct the position by kicking apart your legs and flipping the last bit of covering over your back, so your ass is totally exposed to me. I will roughly rub your panties, find the jellied part, and dig my fingers into it. You will immediately raise your hips higher to try to catch more of my flesh, and moan the way you would if you were begging for it.

‘I’ll tell you to be quiet. That you are not to make a sound until I allow it. I will flick your clit through the material and your body will start bucking and squirming. At that moment I will swat you on the fleshiest part of your buttocks just once, but hard. My fingers might strike your clit. It will make your head spin and you are bound to cry out from the surprise. But if you do I will spank you again. Just to hear you cry out and see the blush spread. And again, until you are panting and dripping onto my hand. Excitement, shame, joy, desire.

‘Then I will back off, make myself a cup of tea and drink it while I stare at your reddened ass, ripe for the picking. Once I have had my tea I will undress. Slowly. You will strain to hear buttons, material scraping my skin, shoes sliding away, socks pulling, zip tearing. I will grasp the reddened, burning skin in my palms and feel its weight in my bare hands.’

I try not to show it but his dick is slowly growing inside me and I am starting to want him to fuck me all over again.

‘Then I will pull the warm red cheeks apart and holding them apart with one hand I will slide my finger into you, first one, then two and eventually three—the way you like it, the way I did the first night we met. You will moan, and shiver and maybe even grunt like an animal. Your head will start to lift off the table—you are about to come. That is the moment I’ll stop and will ask you to touch yourself. You will take your hand off the table and press it between your legs, turning your head to look at me while starting to masturbate.

‘“Do you want my cock in your pussy?” I will ask. “Yes,” you will whisper. I will ask you again. “Yes, yes,” you will plead.

‘And that is when I will ram so hard into you, you will shudder and scream and arch and quiver and come in a screaming rush.’

‘I won’t be in at three thirty p.m. or four p.m. tomorrow,’ I say coldly.
 

Georgia Le Carre lives in England, in an old 19th century romantic cottage surrounded by a magical garden filled with fruit and walnut trees. 

When she is not feeding words into her laptop, she is either curled up in bed with a box of chocolates and a good read, or lost in a long walk in the woods. Especially on moonlit nights.  And often with the man of her dreams.

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