Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Filthy Beautiful Forever (Filthy Beautiful Lies, #4) by Kendall Ryan

Filthy Beautiful Forever (Filthy Beautiful Lies, #4)Filthy Beautiful Forever by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Mr. Collin Stars

It’s the last of the series, WAAAAAAAAAA

I can’t believe it’s over. I wished it was longer, although I did enjoy how fast the pace was. Can’t I have both? Can I have a fast-pace book that is long?

Anyhow, I love Kendall Ryan’s reads, but I did have a tiny issue with this one. I know some of you will be saying, well it wasn’t really in there (for those who have read it will know what I mean).

But there was. It was enough for me to cringe a little, but like I always say, it’s a personal preference.

That aside, I really enjoyed Mia and Collin. I loved how they were childhood friends and they made a secret pact to marry each other if they were still single by the age of 30. What I didn’t really believe is that they fell out of touch for the past 15 years. I kind of wished they kept in touch here and there, but that is just me.

Mia shows up at Collin’s doorstep years later and she is at her worst. She lost her job, she has no money and she wants comfort from her childhood friend. Collin, however isn’t single and is living with his model girlfriend, I know so typical.

Mia feels inadequate and believes she should go back home, but Collin doesn’t want to lose his Mia again and suggests she stays. Collin has all the qualities I look for a book Hero. He’s good looking, successful, carefree and a bit guarded. He did frustrate me, but how could he not, he has lingering feelings for Mia, but he also has a girlfriend.

I totally get Mia and I liked how she stayed as strong as she could, but she does seem a touch needy. I get that she wants her friend back, but he has a girlfriend! I think she should have just left and waited for him to break up with the model. AGAIN, that’s just me.

Overall, it was a really short and easy read, but Kendall Ryan’s books are always that. I really do hope she makes a long dramatic read sometime. Anyhow, I’m sad the series is coming to an end and I enjoyed every bit of it.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Only for You by Beth Kery

Only for YouOnly for You by Beth Kery
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3 Lustful Stars

If I had to rate Only for You in the steam factor, it would be off the carts. This book is over flown with steamy scenes. It will make any book reader blush. So if you are looking for some of this, THEN THIS IS FOR YOU.

Seth was once in the army, but now he is a Hollywood make-up artist. Okay, give it a chance. It’s not what it seems. So it’s a little hard to believe an army guy becomes a make-up artist, but he’s more than a person that slaps on make-up. He creates characters, think sci-fi and horror movies. He’s like a super artist in the Hollywood community.

Gia is a nobody, but ends up in the same circle of Seth. Seth doesn’t know anything about Gia, except for the fact she isn’t an actress. Seth doesn’t date actresses. With a few spoken words, Gia and Seth share a crazy night together.

If you think I’m asking you to sacrifice a …thing, you’re completely misunderstanding me

I love the beginning. I love how bam, we get the steam. Usually, I love character development and a slow relationship, but somehow this worked for me. I got to the good stuff, ya know? I get why Seth doesn’t date actresses, but it’s kind of hard to, if you are in that field.

Anyhow, nothing amounts to that night and both Gia and Seth never see each other again. Until years later. Years later when Gia becomes this famous actress. Gia, at the time wasn’t a superstar, but she lied to Seth and told him she wasn’t an actress. Well, she didn’t lie, she omitted the truth. Seth is still ticked off about that.

You’re meant to be an actress. I’ve never met anyone who was so perfectly destined for something. But more importantly, it makes you happy. And when it comes down to it, I want you to be happy, Gia

Now, Gia needs Seth’s help. Gia has become a witness in a high profile case and she needs to be hidden away until trial. Only Seth, top make-up artist can transform Gia into a completely new person where no one will recognize her.

And of course, only Seth can be the person that accompanies Gia on her trip to a safe place.

Gia’s disguise is a boy! Isn’t that great? It’s so random. The tension between Seth and Gia is high. He’s so angry with her and Gia is just a confused messed. I like that Seth has to work on Gia to get her into costume and make-up.

Around the 50% mark, things get steamy real quick and there’s a lot of it. This book is only for a certain audience. You will have to be okay with this much steam. It’s an erotic book, so take it for what it is. The second half of the book focuses on the trip and Seth’s issues with Gia. Gia doesn’t play the damsel, but she takes what she can get. So even though they form a short fling, it’s what they both want.

Overall, this is a Beth Kery read. You will get a crazy storyline with lots of sex. If you are a fan of her writing or like books with lots of steam, then this is for you.

An arc was provided in exchange for an honest review

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Combust by Tessa Teevan

 After years of being called a tease and then being labeled the Virgin Queen, Andi Kane decides that when she goes off to college, she's ready to ditch the labels. She's grabbing the bull by its horns and riding as wild as she can.
Fate must be smiling on her the night she meets Cohen Wellington, the cute boy-next-door and fellow music lover. Their connection is instant, and as the night progresses, she knows she's found The One. doesn't go exactly the way she had planned it. And even though she can't get him off her mind, some humiliations are just too much to overcome. She walks away, never planning to see him again.
Three years and a whole lot of experience later, Andi and Cohen are suddenly drawn together again, and it doesn't take long before it's clear their connection is stronger than ever.
Fate. Destiny. Kismet. Whatever you want to call it, these two fall hard and fall fast. Their love burns hot, but when their plans for the future seem to move in two different directions, will it be enough to sustain the flames, or will the fire consume them, their relationship combusting before their very eyes?
Sometimes love comes quickly without question, without hesitation, and without fear. But this kind of love is once in a lifetime, and sometimes you just have to ask yourself, can it really last?

5 I-drop-my-panties-for-Cohen STARS
Okay, you can go ahead and do it. Slap me in the face. Why haven’t I picked up a Tessa Teevan book yet? I do.not.know.why!
But my cherry popped and Combust was so AWESOME, adorable, CUTE, LICKABLE (yes a book can be lickable) and kind of realistic (which is one of the reasons why I loved it so much).
Things I enjoyed
College dynamics
Realistic expectations
Totally cute moments
Romance and great character development
Rambling Thoughts…
Where do I even begin?! Andi and Cohen meet at frat party, totally typical for any college kids. It’s freshmen year and both are 18 years old. Andi wants to lose her virginity. She isn’t saving herself for marriage, but she wants to lose it the right way. Cohen wants to be a doctor. This is his dream and as a nerd he doesn’t have any time for relationships.
Andi and Cohen form a bond through music and go back to his place to hook up.
But! *gasp* Andi is just embarrassed by the whole situation and leaves. Cohen doesn’t even know her last name!
I love the way Andi and Cohen first meet.  Don’t you remember dating for the first time in college? I remember thinking everything was about myself and life was just dramatic! Because Andi and Cohen are pretty dramatic.
I gobbled this up completely
The first half of Combust has angst and yes, everyone knows I can’t stand it, but this angst just worked for me. It kept me on my toes and I just wanted Andi and Cohen to figure out their problems. Both are so young and so inexperienced, they don’t know what they want.
I loved reading the tension between the two and I semi was pulling my hair. Maybe not pulling my hair, but a little tug here and there (just a tiny bit).
The second half the book shifts and it’s a completely different pace. It’s unexpected, but yet again, IT WORKED FOR ME.  This was probably my favorite part of the book.
Oh and I love that Cohen is a nerd!  Yes, I love my dominate alpha males, but a smart dominate alpha male, well yes please!
The thing that worked for me was that Combust was simply about Andi and Cohen’s relationship. The ups, downs and all around. I love these kind of reads. It gives me fond memories of my past relationships and yes it helps me hold on to my youth.
If you ever dated in college, you can totally relate to this couple. It was 100% up my alley. I loved it from start to finish.
BUT you don’t have to have a relationship like Andi and Cohen to relate to the story, I feel like if anyone wants a relationship to work and strives to feel wanted and loved (even if it’s not the right moment in your life) then you can relate to Combust. Does that make sense? If not, sorry I digress.
Overall, it’s a great story, with a touch of angst, but filled with adorable, makes-me-smile moments.

She stands up and begins looking around. “She was actually just here about ten minutes ago, but I told her you weren’t due in until one. She said she’d wait, but I don’t see her.” She continues looking until her eyes light up. “Oh, there she is. I’d spot that beautiful red hair anywhere. She’s at the table in the corner, her back turned to us.”

 At the mention of beautiful red hair, my heart nearly skips a beat. I mentally ridicule myself. I have no idea why I still think every single redhead I see is going to be Andi. As I turn to see where Mrs. Marsh is pointing, I easily spot the redhead. I’m about to thank her and head towards the back table when someone across from her nods in my direction. Slowly, she turns her head, and as our eyes meet, I can’t move from my spot.
 Less than twenty feet away from me is the girl I’ve been simultaneously looking for and avoiding for the past three years.
 The girl whose mixtape has nearly worn out from continuous play.
 The girl I’m supposed to tutor and not five minutes ago I made a vow to keep my hands off of.
 Less than twenty feet away from me is Andi. For the first time in over three years, I’m face to face with her. My Ruby.

Tessa is a twenty something book junkie who is also obsessed with sports. Bengals, Buckeyes, Reds are her teams! She works for the government during the day, hang out with Air National Guard on the weekends, and has been married to her own book boyfriend for over seven years. They currently live right outside of Dayton, OH with their two cats.
 If she's not writing or looking through tons of photos of hot men, all in the name of research, then you can probably find her curled up with her Kindle, ignoring the rest of the world. Tessa loves  her sports almost as much as she loves her books. Tessa's other obsessions include red wine, hot men, country music, and all things Grace Potter. 
Other Books: 
Conflagration (The Wellingtons #2)
Ignite (Explosive #1)
Incinerate (Explosive #2)
Inflame (Explosive #3)
Sweet Southern Sorrow (Sweet Southern #1)

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Raze by Tillie Cole

RazeRaze by Tillie Cole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 My heart breaks for Raze Stars

When I realized Tillie Cole wrote this book, I knew I had to devour it. I actually waited to read Raze because I wanted to savor it. It was too short, but it was completely what I was expecting, correction, it was more than what I was expecting.

I loved Raze and you will too

If you love Cole’s writing style (dominate male, gritty story-line, endearing love story) then Raze is PERFECT for you.

I promise.

I went into this book blind and I suggest you to because the Prologue just punches you in the face and you want to read the story from start to finish. I did.

To vaguely describe the story, it’s about the Hero and Heroine. Young lovers torn apart and meet up years later. There’s a lot that goes on. A lot of pain, fighting, killing and torment, but it’s good and well worth it.

The star of the book is Raze. He’s a character you will ache for and want to throw yourself upon. He’s strong, arrogant, yet so venerable and sad. You will feel for him and want to take away all of his pain. I loved Kisa too. She’s put in a difficult situation and is just trying to survive.

I wished Raze was a bit longer, I feel like more of the characters and story could develop. It did feel a bit rushed, but there were no dragging parts. Some of it was borderline cheesy, but I will admit, I’m a sucker for those moments.

The book is super intense and I love how the beginning starts. It really set the tone of the read and it prepared me for what I was about to encounter. I’m not a fan of flashbacks, but I felt like I couldn’t get enough of them. I need to read about the past and what happened.

Another thing that worked well for me was the villain. I love hating a strong villain. I strive to read a nasty one in books and Cole delivered. This created great tension and really beefed up the storyline.

Overall, if you are a Tillie Cole fan and sexy males,

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Seven Sons (Gypsy Brothers, #1) by Lili St. Germain

Seven Sons (Gypsy Brothers, #1)Seven Sons by Lili St. Germain

4 Revenge filled stars

Seven Sons is a dark book. There’s not just hardcore violence, but other things too. Let’s just say you must have an open mind reading this book. The plot is a bit difficult to believe, but you just have to go with it.

Juliette’s virginity was taken from her by Dornan and his sons. Years later, she is ready for revenge. She plans on killing Dornan and his sons for what they did to her. Dornan and his sons are part of an MC.

I have a love and hate relationship with min-books or serials as some call them. I find them to be annoying, yet addictive at the same time. Seven Sons is pretty short, but it packs with a punch.

The beginning instantly drew me in. Reading Juliette’s past is very hard, but it kept me so interested! It’s dark, twisted and it will get you to feel for her.

She will do anything to get revenge and I mean A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G.

I guess that’s where my first issue comes from. I’m not sure I can stomach all the things Juliette is willing to do to get revenge. She becomes part of the MC world and that part is okay, but it’s what she does to get into it and what she does to be in it, it’s hard to stomach. I should clarify.

I mean, it’s hard for me to get into it Juliette’s character based on her actions. I understand it’s an MC book and so it’s like its own world. The guys’ rape girls, kill people and drink a lot. Okay, no big deal, but to read in detail all those events, especially when it’s around Juliette, I just couldn’t understand her.

Then again, all of that stuff did get me hooked and I couldn’t put it down. It’s like watching a bad accident, I don’t want to do it, but I do it anyhow and it leaves me feeling kind of unsettled.

I think each book will be circled around each brother, I haven’t read the whole series, so I don’t know, I am guessing.

Overall, Seven Sons isn’t bad, it’s just different and it’s definitely not romance. I mean there’s another character in there, but I wouldn’t say he’s the Hero of the book, at least not yet.

I’m moving on to the next book, but I’m on guard.

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