Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This is Falling by Ginger Scott

This is Falling (Falling, #1)This is Falling by Ginger Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Falling to Stars

If you are looking for a NA novel, set during college with mild drama and sweet romance, then This is Falling is for you

Rowe is a damaged girl. She was home schooled for the past two years and now that she is a freshman in college, it’s time to start fresh and new. She’s working on opening up, making friends and doing things on her own, but it’s hard to get over a rough past.

Nate is a star baseball player and could play anywhere, but he picked the same school as his older brother. He notices a girl in the hallway in his dorms late at night and runs into her. He can’t get Rowe out of his mind, even if she’s a bit stand offish, there’s something about Rowe Nate is fascinated about.

Rowe

Rowe is the damsel in distress girl I love to read and no, she isn’t weak or annoying, but sweet and very adorable. Something happens in her past and it has left Rowe a little battered and scared. She doesn’t have any friends and she doesn’t open up easily. She wants to get to know Nate better, but she’s still reserved around him.

Nate

Nate is your typical college guy. He’s good looking, popular and everyone wants to hook up with him. He isn’t a typical book player, in the sense, he’s mostly focused on his brother and his baseball life. He likes Rowe because she isn’t like other girls and he actively goes for her.

Overall

I took a gamble with this one. I haven’t read a Ginger Scott book and I’ll be honest I was drawn with the cover and the summary. I was surprised on how much I enjoyed it. The storyline is adorable and fairly simple. Damage girl meets boy and boy tries to fix girl.

At times Rowe does act a little too young for her age. I understand she is innocent and she has been home schooled for two years, but she did have a normal life before all the stuff that happened. Other than that, I really liked how the relationship between Nate and Rowe develops.

It’s a slow developing relationship, so the steam level is mild, but I kind of like it like that. You get to know the characters fairly well and really believe the relationship.

I also love the side characters, like Rowe’s roommate and Nate’s brother. I wouldn’t even mind reading their books. There was just the right amount of characters and drama to keep you interested.

An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

REAPER’S STAND by JOANNA WYLDE – SCAVENGER HUNT GAME!


I'm so excited for the Reaper's Stand Scavenger Hunt game!  First off, I love this series like crazy mad, my review links are below. Also, I just finished reading Reaper's Stand and it was a five star read for me.  If you are needing a MC fix and I know you guys are since SOA is back on, then you really need to pick up this series.

Here's how you play, after you read the excerpt, that is exclusively for Jacqueline's Reads, enter the giveaway and then, go to the blog linked below for the next clue, which will be live tomorrow, 8AM EST.


If you are just joining the hunt, head back to Love to Read for Fun, to start from the beginning.


As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese “Picnic” Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he’d never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy—he definitely doesn’t want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong.
Too bad he’s completely obsessed with her.

London is independent, and she likes it that way. Besides running her own business, London’s got her junkie cousin’s daughter to look after—a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she’s attracted to the Reapers’ president, but she’s not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life—how far will she go to save her family?


“I don’t know you at all,” I said, which wasn’t entirely true. I could still remember the first time I saw him, because he was beautiful and if I weren’t a mature, sensible woman I’d have said I had a crush on him. I definitely felt a strong physical pull—at least, when I wasn’t terrified of him.
That wasn’t okay.

I had a boyfriend. Nate. He was nice and he liked me and I liked him and he made me feel safe. I had a good life. I took care of Jessica and ran my business. I took care of her friends sometimes, too, and inconvenient crushes on bikers—ones I worked for, no less—weren’t on the table.
But as fabulous as Nate was, I hadn’t been able to keep myself from watching Reese Hayes these past months, and there was more than enough gossip about him floating around town to feed my fascination once I started listening. Hayes had two grown daughters, he’d been president of the Reapers for the past decade, and his wife, Heather, had died from breast cancer six years back. Right after I’d won custody of Jessica, actually.

I knew about Heather Hayes’ death because I’d attended her funeral.

She’d gone to high school with Amber, and while we hadn’t really known each other back in the day, I’d wanted to pay my respects. I’d never seen a man look more devastated than Reese Hayes had that cold, dark March afternoon at the cemetery. We’d gotten late snow and his girls had been crying hysterically the whole time.

He didn’t cry, though. Nope. Reese Hayes had looked like a man who’d lost his soul.

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Since then he’d gotten a reputation around town as a total slut, a reputation that seemed to be well deserved, based on what I’d seen here.

Not your place to judge, I reminded myself.

When I started my cleaning business, I learned early that everyone has secrets to hide and it wasn’t my job to uncover them. Get in, do the job, get out, go home. Easy and simple.

“If you knew me, you’d know I feel sympathetic toward you,” he said. “Like I said, I have daughters. But I’ve learned the hard way that you can’t control them. I’m a hard man and not even I can control them. You don’t stand a chance with this kid. Why don’t you just go home?”
Enough. I stood quickly.

“I’m not leaving without her. Will you help me, or do I need to start searching by myself?”
He didn’t move and his expression didn’t change, but the air in the room cooled.

“Sit your ass down,” he said, his brilliant blue eyes flashing. The absolute authority and will in his tone was indisputable, reminding me that this was a very dangerous man.

I sat.

Hayes rose to his feet, coming to stand in front of me. Then he leaned down and rested his hands on the back of the couch on either side of my head. His gaze pinned me, and my adrenaline surged.
What the hell was he planning to do?

“You do realize where you are?” he asked softly, which was way scarier than it would’ve been if he’d yelled at me. Quiet menace, carrying visions of bodies buried in shallow graves . . .

“You’re in my club. Outside this room are twenty men who will do anything to back me up. Anything. And outside this building are forests and mountains that reach all the way to Montana. Only witnesses out there are deer and maybe a moose or two. You sure you wanna piss me off? I just pulled my dick out of a willing woman’s mouth for you, so it’s not like I’m in a good mood to start with.”

I couldn’t breathe. My heart beat so fast that I thought it might explode out of my chest, and I knew for a fact that pissing him off was definitely the last thing I wanted to do.

“Now ask me nicely to help you,” he said, the words slow and deliberate. I nodded, taking a minute to steel myself.

“Mr. Hayes, will you please help me find my cousin, Jessica?”

“No.”

Sudden moisture filled my eyes, and I felt myself quivering. I blinked quickly and forced back the tears through sheer will. I’d be damned if I’d give him any more satisfaction. Silence fell between us, his face six inches from mine, palpable tension hanging in the air. In the distance I heard music and noise from the party, all too aware that I was utterly at his mercy.

“Can I go?” I asked quietly.

"No."


Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Friday, September 12, 2014

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Be with Me (Wait for you, #2) by J. Lynn

Be with Me (Wait for You, #2)Be with Me by J. Lynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Super Cute Stars

I really like this series and although Be With Me didn’t leave me shocked and awed like Wait for You, I still enjoyed Be with Me a lot.

Teresa is your typical college gal. She’s in love with her brother’s best friend and knows Jase will never be with her. Jase has past issues and because of that he doesn’t let anyone get close to him. Now, that Teresa is in college and they go to school together, it’s harder for Jase to keep Teresa at arm’s length.

This book is super cute, it’s a no fuss, no muss kind of book that is perfect if you are ever in the mood for that. I really like the storyline.

Teresa

The Heroine isn’t anything special, but she isn’t annoying. I liked her, she’s cute and who doesn’t like a Heroine who has a crush on the Hero. She wants to be a dancer, but she struggles with her knee. Very … like I say it again, cute right?

Jase

Oh Jase, the guy with a lot of baggage and issues. Jase has a secret and it keeps him very guarded. You can see his struggles with his feelings with Teresa and it’s very interesting to read. There’s crazy tension and you just want them to work it out!

Overall

I really like the banter between the main characters and it’s pretty fast pace read. There’s no annoying parts or dragging scenes. You find out Jase’s past fairly quickly and it’s a good one too. If you are a fan of Jennifer’s works, like I am, you will not be disappointed.

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