Recenzie: „Tangled” de Emma Chase

DESCRIERE

Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed?

He’ll tell you he has the flu.

But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. She refuses to let anything – or anyone – derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.

Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life?

Can Drew Evans win at love?

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.

RECENZIE

Am auzit de acesta carte cu multa vreme in urma, dar nu am avut niciodata interesul sau poate chiar curiozitatea de a o incepe. Asta s-a intamplat pana acum doua zile. Am inceput „Tangled” de Emma Chase si pur si simplu mi-a fost greu sa o las jos din mana. Cartea este geniala si cand spun geniala, chiar asa este. Poate veti crede ca este la fel ca celelalte povesti: un fustangiu se indragosteste, devine cu totul alt om, bla, bla, bla si poate in esenta, acesta este adevaratul fir narativ, dar felul in care este relatata povestea, amuzamentul si absurditatea (in alocuri) ce le poseda, ii confera o alura diferita fata de tot ceea ce am intalnit pana acum. Autoarea are un stil unic de a prezenta faptele, rapind cititorul cu usurinta in constiinta personajului-narator.

Drew Evans este genul de playboy care nu pune sentiment. Aventuri de o noapte, sute de femei ale caror nume le da uitarii in ziua imediat urmatore si alura lui dominanta, siguranta in sine, increderea care ajunge pana la limita inganfarii. Acesta este Drew. Cu toate cele enumerate, autoarea acestei carti geniale ii prefigureaza gandirea in asa mod incat cititorul chiar simte ca poarta o discutie launtrica si deosebit de amuzanta cu omul din spatele acestui caracter, nu cu personajul in sine. Atat de profunda poate fi descrisa ca fiind acesta naratiune.

Inlantuirea faptelor este destul de simpla: Drew o intalneste pe Kate Brooks intr-un bar, iar intre ei se aprinde o atractie palpabila. Ziua urmatoare cei doi afla ca lucreaza impreuna la firma tatalui lui Drew (ati prins ideea ca Drew e milionar). Kate are o mintre stralucita, iar cei doi ajung adesea in conflict pana cand cedeaza atractiei ce ii poseda si uneste. Nu asta este ideea. Ideea e ca povestea e atat de bine relatata, incat am avut impresia ca Drew sta langa mine si imi spune toate aceste lucruri in fata. Este ca un dialog continuu intre cititor si personajul-narator care nu a incetat nicio secunda sa ma surprinda. Pe buna dreptatae a castigat aceasta carte ”Goodreads Chioce Awards” la categoria ”Debut Goodreads Author”.

Bineinteles ca au fost si scene care iti taiau respiratia. Pe cat de intensa a fost aceasta carte, pe atat de amuzanta. De indata ce incepi sa citesti acesta carte, pur si simplu te vei indragosti de personajul lui Drew. Felul cum isi exprima trairile intr-un monolog interior, dar in acelasi timp intr-un dialog cu cititorul, ma face sa apreciez mult mai mult stilul autoarei, decat povestea in sine. Nu ma intelegeti, gresit; si firul narativ a fost genial. Mi-a placut mult, poate prea mult, iar combinatia dintre aceasta poveste si felul in care este relatata, fac cartea ”Tangled” de Emma Chase sa fie letala! Din partea mea are mai mult de 5 stele. Va recomand acesta mirifica lectura din tot sufletul. Nu veti regreta nicio secunda ca v-ati apucat sa o cititi 😉

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Review: „Slammed” by Colleen Hoover

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

REVIEW

This book is really amazing! The story is so beautiful, happy and sad in the same time and I think this is the only book which took me so many tears. If you want to read a book with a true story and which puts you on thoughts, you should read Slammed. The book is so powerful tat even if you aren’t so sensible, you would definitely cry. It’s too beautiful and too well written.

Lake and Will’s story is strong, sad and happy in the same time. It’s not just a love story. It’s about life and how unfair could it be. This book is a life lesson and you MUST READ IT! Just after a few minutes since they’ve met, between Lake and Will was a huge attraction. They couldn’t resist, but then something keeps them apart.

 They both were broken, they both had a sad story. Will was orphan and he had to take care of his little brother Caulder. Their parents died in a car accident and they only had each other. Caulder was Will’s priority but the life taught him something else. You never, ever should ignore your heart.
“So you keep your ocean, I’ll take the Lake.” 
Lake was also broken. Her father died and now is just her, her brother and her mother. When she met Will, she fell in love with him and she needed him in her life. Even if her mother was always there with her, she just wanted to be loved. Her mother was awesome and she loved her kids with all of her heart. She wanted the best for them and they wanted her to sstay longer with them because they needed her.
“To my babies,
 
Merry Christmas. I’m sorry if these letters have caught you both by surprise. There is just so much more I have to say. I know you thought I was done giving advice, but I couldn’t leave without reiterating a few things in writing. You may not relate to these things now, but someday you will. I wasn’t able to be around forever, but I hope that my words can be.
 
-Don’t stop making basagna. Basagna is good. Wait until a day when there is no bad news, and bake a damn basagna.
 
-Find a balance between head and heart. Hopefully you’ve found that Lake, and you can help Kel sort it out when he gets to that point.
 
-Push your boundaries, that’s what they’re there for.
 
-I’m stealing this snippet from your favorite band, Lake. „Always remember there is nothing worth sharing, like the love that let us share our name.”
 
-Don’t take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.
 
-And Laugh a lot. Never go a day without laughing at least once.
 
-Never judge others. You both know good and well how unexpected events can change who a person is. Always keep that in mind. You never know what someone else is experiencing within their own life.
 
-Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passions. If you don’t have questions, you’ll never find answers.
 
-Be accepting. Of everything. People’s differences, their similarities, their choices, their personalities. Sometimes it takes a variety to make a good collection. The same goes for people.
 
-Choose your battles, but don’t choose very many.
 
-Keep an open mind; it’s the only way new things can get in.
 
-And last but not least, not the tiniest bit least. Never regret.
 
Thank you both for giving me the best years of my life.
 
Especially the last one.
 
Love,
 
Mom” 
Kel and Caulder were so sweet and they had each other. They became best friends since they saw each other and maybe if they didn’t exist, Will and Lake wouldn’t be together. They were just amazing.
I liked this book because it had poetry. And in every poetry was a story.
 
I want to talk a little bit about the characters. I’ll start with Eddie because she was my favorite character. She was a real frien for Lake and she was there with her when Lake needed her. She was so funny and those characters are very important in a book.
Javi was an asshole and he deserved what Will has done to him, even if after that he had to move.
Nick was nice, but was a little stupid, but he respected Lake’s decisions.
Gavin was nice and he was on Lake’s side, even he didn’t appear very much in the book.
And now I want to talk about Lake and Will’s love story. Because is a little (very) complicated 🙂
 
They loved each other and they knew that they can’t be together, but it didn’t change anything because their love was still there. They tried to be friends, but they couldn’t because there was always a moment when they kissed and I’m so sad because those moments weren’t so frequent. Anyway, when they weren’t together, they had a lot of troubles. But even if the life was harsh with them, they find a way to go through it and they have each other and their little brothers. They were a family.

 “I got schooled this year

by
a
boy.
 
A boy that I’m seriously, deeply, madly, incredibly, and undeniably in love with.
And he taught me the most important thing of all…
 
To put the emphasis
On life .” 
You must read this book because it’s amazing. One of the best books I’ve read this year. And if you think that your life is hard, then think that in this world are thousands of people with a harder life than yours and they don’t complain.
 
“Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don’t have questions, you’ll never find answers.” 
RATING
***5/5 moons***
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Blog Tour: ”Indelible” by Bethany Lopez

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SYNOPSIS

After a year of partying, Sam decides to buckle down and focus on college. Things are going great until a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone. Raising a child while going to school isn’t easy, but Sam is determined to be strong for her daughter. She doesn’t have time for guys or relationships, and takes great care to protect her child and her heart.

Judd doesn’t fit the mold of a college ballplayer. His long hair and tattoos may fit the life he’s created for himself, but baseball is the one thing he takes seriously. When he meets Sam, he’s immediately drawn to her curves and refusal to put up with his crap. When Judd learns the truth, can he handle the responsibility that comes with loving a single mother? 

Sam yearns for the fire that Judd fuels in her, but her child’s needs have to come first. Can two people at different stages in their life find a way to make a life together?

Title: Indelible

Author:  Bethany Lopez

Release date: July 15, 2013

Age Group:  New Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

REVIEW

This book was a totally surprise! I didn’t expect to be so interesting and I definitely didn’t expect to like it so much! I haven’t read books like that until now and I’m glad I started with this book.

The story describes Sam, a twenty-two-woman who is a single mom. She used to go to parties when she was younger, but after she decided to focus on school. But in one night she was with this boy and from there resulted Karrie, the sweetest girl on the planet! Karrie’s father is a jerk and he doesn’t even deserve to be near this angel!

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Sam has met Judd in a bar and he is that bad boy with tattoos and a little man-whore, but he is actually very sweet. The attraction between them was so strong and they couldn’t resist.

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The action was simple and linear. Even if Sam didn’t want to tell Judd about Karrie because not every twenty-two-woman has a baby and she was afraid because after Judd would find out, he wouldn’t want to be with her. But Judd was so different. When he met Karrie, he played with her and he took care of her. He loves Karrie more than her own father and she and Sam are the most important women from his life.

Judd didn’t have a happy life either because his mother died in a car accident when he was ten and from then, his father started drinking. But he went in a detoxification center and he is better now. He met Sam and Karrie and he likes them too.
The book was shorter than I expected and Karrie’s father was unexpected too. The end was so sweet and I want to write more in this review, but I don’t know what. This book can be described just in one word: AMAZING! What a shame it was so short!

RATING:

***5/5 moons***

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AUTHOR BIO

Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.

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Review: ”Faking It” by Cora Carmack

Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.

REVIEW

I just don’t know how to start. I have so much to say and I feel like I can’t express myself well enough. I’ll try to put in this review all my feelings I’ve had while I read this book, which was an amazing book, much better than Losing It and Losing It was an amazing book.

This story was more real, at least for me. Many people are broken and are suffering and bad thing are happening all over the world.

“I think everyone does. Even happy people. They may not admit it to anyone, but I think they feel it. I think they close their eyes, or go for a run, or take a long shower, so that hey can forget just for a second who they are and what they have to do day in and day out.
Living is hard.
And every day our feet get heavier and we pick up more baggage. So, we stop and take a breath, close our eyes, reset our minds. It’s natural. As long as you open your eyes and keep going.

 Mackenzie aka Max (she didn’t like Mackenzie at all) was broken. Her life, her soul, her mind were broken. She was so destroyed. She wanted to be strong, God, she hasn’t cried in years, but that strength was just to cover the fear from her soul and the loneliness. She was reckless, she had piercings, she had tattoos and she didn’t see the color of her hair in years. Her boyfriends were always bad boys, like Mace, her actual boyfriend, and she was closed inside her. Her parents wanted her to be perfect, but she isn’t and that’s her perfection. She was hiding her tattoos ad piercings from her parents and tried to be perfect for them, but that was just an act. And that’s how she met Cade aka The Golden Boy. She was in a coffee shop and she was with Mace but then she spoke with her parents and they were coming at the café. She told them that she had a boyfriend and she met him at library, the total opposite of Mace. And now she must find a fake boyfriend. And that boyfriend is Cade.

Cade is the perfect boy, sexy, charming, smart and the opposite of Max. He spelled her parents and now they adore him. And he’s an actor. But he is broken too and even he wore that mask of perfection, he isn’t perfect at all. His heart is broken and he is still suffering after Bliss. But when he saw Max, something changed. He accepted to be her fake boyfriend, but she must go on a date with him. He knew that Max is broken and he knew that she isn’t good for him, but she is all he wants.

‘’Never before had I fell so intensely and so quickly. Max swept into my life like a hurricane, and I never stood a chance.’’

The attraction between them is huge and even if they now that they aren’t good for each other, they couldn’t resist. They faked that relationship, but it became more and more real. In the beginning was only desire and passion, but the feelings began to grow and that was harder than it seems.

“I never dated a girl like her, and she’s probably never dated a guy like me. But sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until it’s already knocked you flat on your back.” 

Max is not the relationship girl because she can’t handle. She is scared, she knows that she would screw the things up sooner or later and that’s why she couldn’t be with Cade. She thinks that he is too good for her and she left. He said once that he doesn’t fight, he let the people go and she thought that this was the best choice, but it was the worst.

 “I let people go.” 

‘’Don’t you see who I am? What I cause? I’m poison.’’

‘’You are not poison, Max.’’

‘’I am. I ruin everything good that comes into my life. It all rots around me, and you would be exactly the same way.’’

‘’You’re wrong. You couldn’t ruin me, because everything about you makes me better. You make me take chances and make bolder choices. You make me less concerned with being perfect and more concerned with being real. You make me want to be fearless.’’

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Cade couldn’t stand the thought that if he would fight for her, he would lose her and he didn’t do anything and here he is wrong. He should fight because the love is always worthing and his love was Max, but he still didn’t do anything and Max didn’t do anything and that’s how the things are always complicated!

 But he would fight for her when his mind returns in his head and that’s the best thing that happened!

“There are some things that are worth fighting for, no matter the outcome, and you are one of them.” 

“I’m glad you fought for me,” she said.
„I’m glad you let me.” 

“Trust me. This was much better than the alternative. I’m exactly where I want to be.” He glanced down at me and gave me a half-smile.” 

There were tensed moments too, especially when Max confronted her parents. They wanted her to be perfect, to be like her sister. They didn’t really see who she was, they didn’t see Max. They were harsh with her because they never supported her. They thought that if she isn’t the perfect and good kid, she wasn’t good. They tried her to turn into Alex and that’s what annoyed me. The parents should love their kids the way they are. They shouldn’t try to turn them in something else and that’s why I never wanted a brother or a sister. There will be always a difference. Always the brothers would be compared and one of them would be the perfect kid. And when that’s happening, the other kid would be disappointed. He never would consider himself good enough and that’s bad because his soul is hurt and he could destroy his life. Max is that kid. She never considered herself good enough for her parents and she only felt good in music. That was her drug and when she met Cade she was scared and she didn’t consider herself good enough for him. But they fit each other perfectly. And the pain just made Max stronger. Pain is changing people.

“Your pain made you strong. It made you passionate and alive. It made us both who we are.’’

“After what could have been an eternity or a few seconds, Cade whispered, „Pain changes us. Mine made me want to be perfect, so that no one would ever want to leave me again”

Their relationship was beautiful, passionate and strong. Even if Max left after they had sex, they couldn’t stay away from each other very long. They tried, but they couldn’t.

“I’m angry that you keep pushing me away when I know you don’t want to.” 

“I’m tired of the way we both pretend.
Tired of always wanting and never giving in.
I can feel it in my skin, see it in your grin.
We’re more. We always have been.

Think of everything we’ve missed.
Every touch and every kiss.
Because we both insist.
Resist.” 

“You don’t know how much I’ve thought about this tattoo. I want to memorize it so that every time I close my eyes I can see the way it accentuates your body.” 

When she confronted her parents, she confronted her past too. She tells Cade how her sister died and she fights for the first time with her fear. And now she knows that Cade will always be there for her, no matter what.

“I’ll remind you every day how amazing it feels when your body touches mine. I’ll remind you of the good times, and help you forget the bad. I’ll remind you who you are when life has beaten you down and made you doubt it. I’ll bust down your door in the middle of the night and kiss you until you remember that your fears are just that, and they can’t control you. I’ll take my chances against your fickle heart if it means it’s mine.” 

Their love is to fight for. They are perfect together and even any of them aren’t perfect, together are them against the world and they are perfect. Cade realized that he never actually loved Bliss because Max is the one he loves. He loved her from the first second he saw her and she is his world. He would do anything for her because he wants to. He is not sacrificing himself for her like Max thought, he does things for her because he wants to, because Max is the most important person for him and because his love for her is endlessly.

“Even the good things from our pasts still only belonged in the past”

This book was more than amazing and I have no words to describe it. It deserves more than 5 stars and I think that’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. The story is original, well written and it’s not boring at all. The life story of Max and Cade is amazing and this book was too short! I can’t wait for Finding It but I think Faking It is my favorite book from this series because the story was too good. I recommend you this book with all of my heart and if you’ll read it (you definitely must read it), you’ll be surprised and you won’t regret the lost time. Cora Carmack, you’re one of my favorite authors ever and I wish you good luck with all your books because I’m sure they’ll be amazing and I’ll read them all! Amazing book!

RATING

***10/5 moons***

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Review: ”Killing Sarai” by J.A. Redmerski

From the author of the New York Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling novel, THE EDGE OF NEVER, comes a story of passion and survival…

Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.

Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.

While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.

As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.

This is their story…

REVIEW

This was such an amazing story! I wasn’t expected to like it so much but I guess I was wrong. The book is so different from the books I’ve read until now and I just love it!

Killing Sarai was a book with personality! It was a story about the drug dealers and about the harsh life. Not everyone has a happy life and outside the ordinary world, always exist the mob, the killers and the dealers. When you are inside your house, somewhere in the world somebody dies, somebody from the not-so-happy-life.

Sarai lives in this world and she was very young when she should fight with the life. She has been with the drug dealers since she was fourteen and now, after nine years, she isn’t happy at all. She now should’ve had a boyfriend, she should’ve been in school and she should’ve had a family, but those things are luxury. She is a hostage with other girls and she must have sex in every night with a man she doesn’t even like. Her mother was a slut and she had problem with drugs and that’s how Sarai was where she was. Her life is a mess and she only wants to escape and return home. If her mother was a little bit concerned, she wouldn’t let her daughter unprotected in such a world, but you can’t fight the destiny, so now Sarai must be strong. But in one day, a man shows up and that’s Sarai’s chance to run.

Victor is a killer, but he seems a God and when Sarai sees him, she tries to escape. But Victor uses her and that’s good with her if he could take her home and doesn’t kill her. She is aware that Victor is heartless and he is a cold blood killer, but she isn’t afraid. He is her only hope.

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Victor is cold, he doesn’t have feelings, he doesn’t have mercy and he doesn’t speak very much. When he met Sarai, she was just an Ace in his hand. But he is also sexy, intelligent and very handsome. He didn’t trust anyone and he is just… cold. But he didn’t expect to travel with Sarai more than a few days. When they had to fight, Victor takes Sarai with him after the fight and he hides her from Javier, the person who kept her captive and reap her.

Even if Sarai seems fragile and breakable, she is the strongest character I’ve ever read about. He has no fear and Victor knows that. When she is surrounded by death, she doesn’t lose it. She is firm and she shows no fear. She is so like Victor in some points…Even when her best friend, Lydia, was killed she kept strong. Other problem was Izel, Javier’s sister, who was a slut and she really hated Sarai because her brother was more delicate with Sarai than with her. Javier thought that he loved Sarai, but he was only sick and was obsessed by her.

After Sarai and Victor left together, they changed, especially Victor. He knew that he wasn’t a hero and he couldn’t protect Sarai every time, but he wanted to protect her. Sarai changed him, made him feel.

“You made me feel real emotions. You unlocked me.” 

In the beginning was very strange because hasn’t spoke with her, but she kept insist and sometimes, when Sarai was really broken and she didn’t speak, Victor has missed her talking. He was so cold sometimes and when he started to feel something, he doesn’t know what was with him. An then was Victor’s brother, Niklas, who didn’t agree with Sarai and he made some bad things, but I don’t want to give you spoilers.

In the book were really gross moments, but the plot was amazing. I didn’t know what will happen next and the end was a cliffhanger end and I hate that. When will be out the 2nd book? Because this one was too cool!

The story between Sarai and Victor was tensed and even they seemed so different, they weren’t at all. Victor wasn’t Sarai’s hero, but he is all she had and she started falling for him, even if in this thing the love is out of the place. They were in a mission together and Sarai was really good even if she didn’t do anything like that in her life. She is very strong, but she’s also broken and sometimes Victor is the one who keeps her strong. When they had sex, they said that was only sex, but deep down they know that there is something more.

“I don’t think this thing between us is love, or even lust. It’s something else, something powerful and unmistakable that neither of us have been able to ignore. But it doesn’t have a face.

“She looks defeated. Beautiful and soft and damaged standing there before me partially clothed in the light of the moon beaming through the tall window. Beautiful, but defeated. That look in her eyes, it somehow latches onto my soul and all I want is for her to turn and walk away. Because I know that if she doesn’t, if she presses me further with those soft lips and sad, vulnerable eyes that I’ll succumb to the moment and either fuck her or kill her.” 

I cried in the end, but not necessary because I was sad, but because Sarai met a very important person from her life and she was in school, but everybody knows that she wouldn’t give up on Victor.

“In the end, you can only trust yourself. I am not your hero. I am not the other half of your soul who could never let anything bad ever happen to you. Trust your instincts first always, and me, if you choose, last.” 

I want the 2nd book because the end left me with my mouth open and I want to know what will happen! And one thing I know for sure: this is one of the best books I’ve ever read! J.A. Redmerski, you did it again! Thanks for this amazing book!

RATING

***+5/5 moons***

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Review: ”What a Boy Wants” by Nyrae Dawn

Courtesy of watching his mom’s relationships, Sebastian Hawkins knows what girls need to do to get a guy. He has what he considers a PHD in hooking up. When he needs extra cash for a car, Sebastian starts up an online venture as The Hook-up Doctor, to anonymously help girls land the guy of their dreams. Of course, his services don’t offer a happily-ever-after guarantee. He’s seen firsthand getting together never means staying together. 

And then he falls in love… 

With the last girl he would expect…

Totally not in his game plan. 

Suddenly, Sebastian finds himself muddled in the game he’s always prided himself on. He can’t even pick up girls at parties anymore! Why would anyone want to be in love when it turns you into a stuttering, screwed-up, mess with really lame stalker tendencies? Stalking? Totally not his gig. 

But the Hook-up Doctor won’t let himself go down easily. He’s always known how to give a girl what she wants and now it’s time to figure out what a boy wants… and he definitely plans on getting it.

REVIEW

This was a lovely book and I miss this kind of books. They’re just teenagers, they don’t have worries and in their head are just conquests (not exactly like that but close). Always have been interesting to be in a boy’s head because every book is in girl’s POV, so when you are in a boy’s head, you know what an ass he could be sometimes. I think this is the first book I’ve ever read which came really close by the reality. I mean, the boys from our days only looks at our butts and tits. And they have that huge ego and they don’t listed and they end really messed up because they have mistaken. And then they try to fix their mistakes and found out that they should’ve listened when someone told them that they were wrong.

And Sebastian Hawkins isn’t an exception. He is the player type who doesn’t believe in love and he likes to make out with girls, but he never has been in a relationship and he never was in love. He is known as The Hook-up Doctor and he is doing a pretty good job. He knows everything about the girls and hook-ups, but when the things are about him being in love, he doesn’t know anything.

Sebastian, Aspen, Pris and Jaden were best friend and they were always together. But in one day, Sebastian realized that Aspen is really beautiful and he started falling for her. He also talked with a girl PA, who asked him for advices. Because he was The Hook-up Doctor, PA came to him and his advices were really useful, until he found out who PA really was.

When Bastian found out that he actually was in love with Aspen, she started to get over him with Matt, but then he kissed her and everything changed.

“Our lips moved together perfectly. A perfect match. Because we had skills like that.” 

But then he ruined everything. He told her friends that he loves her and she isn’t like the other girls, but then he dumped her because he thought that he would hurt her if they were together. But he didn’t realize that he hurt her when he broke up with her. When his mother told him that she and Roger broke up, he thought that he would hurt Aspen the same way. But he didn’t know that his mother was scared and she broke up with Roger.

And when he saw Aspen with Matt, he saw what terrible mistake he has done. And then he tried to take her back, but his knowledge in girls because he was The Hook-up Doctor didn’t help him because those were only games and Aspen wasn’t a game.

Sebastian has a huge ego and he didn’t listen at all and when he saw what he had done, his heart was broken. He had a very close relationship with his mother and he wanted to protect her, he didn’t want to see her hurt again and his mother and Aspen were the most important women from his life. He was a very good boy and he had a big heart, but sometimes he was too selfish and he didn’t even realize that. He played guitar and piano and he was funny, but he made a mistake, and fortunately he could fix it.

“Still I pulled her into a hug, because I knew she let me off the hook on purpose and yeah, I’m a guy and I love my mom. So shoot me. I’m man enough to hug her without feeling like a mama’s boy.” 

Aspen was a good girl and he was in love with Sebastian for so many years. She was destroyed when he dumped her, but he could forgive him when he realized his mistake. And Jaden and Pris were there too, and they support their relationship even they were upset on Sebastian (he deserved that).

But in the end everything was fine. Bastian wasn’t The Hook-up Doctor anymore and his mother was finally happy. And about Jaden and Pris we will find out in the 2nd book. All I can say is that they have a really complicated relationship.

This was a lovely story, simple, with just two teenagers who ended up together and they were happy. But I tell you, Sebastian is so freakin’ complicated and he thought that girls are crazy… But when he fell in love, it was truly intense.

“It was strange. That little zing that went through me when she looked up with those big green eyes. It was at that moment I wondered why girls ever needed me – The Hook-up Doctor, I mean. If they had all the power she had in those eyes, they could have anything they wanted.” 

RATING

***3/5 moons***

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Review: ”Rule” by Jay Crownover

Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters 

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight–A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want–and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.

REVIEW

I’m a little disappointed because I thought this book would be much better. In the first place it was a little gross because Rule had tattoos an all over his body and God forgive me, but he had a piercing on his cock, how painful and gross could be that? In plus, his hair was in that stupid style, mohawk and it was painted in purple! I don’t have anything with people’s choices because are their own lives, but I never would like someone who has tattoos from head to toe. It’s OK, a tattoo on the arm or some tattoos on the body, but all body covered in tattoos is a just gross in my opinion. When I read the book’s synopsis I thought that this is a book with a bad boy and a good girl and the boy has also tattoos, but Rule wasn’t just a bad boy and a man-whore, he was a disaster. He didn’t care and even when he was with Shaw, he was just rude sometimes.

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He has known her for so many years and just like that, in one night he suddenly couldn’t get her off from his head. Until then he was blind, do what? After she thrown herself at him on her birthday and they had sex, he just realized that the Earth is round and Shaw is actually a girl. What a miracle! And then he started falling for her! WOW! Until then he thought that she is his brother’s girl and he didn’t have eyes for her, but after sex, everything changed, of course! His name describes him so well! He makes his own rules and she breaks everyone’s rules. He is a bastard, but that didn’t stop Shaw from loving him so many years.

“It’s always been you even when I didn’t want it to be, even when it broke my heart over and over again. It’s just always been you.” 

Shaw was the perfect girl, every time she went after the rules and she has done what her parents told her. She had a stupid boyfriend but fortunately she broke up with him. She is smart, good, has blond hair and stunning green eyes and she is in love with Rule (obvious). I found myself in her (a little) because she hadn’t so many friends and close people because the closest people are the ones who disappoint you the worst. But Remy was her best friend and when he died, everyone became strange. Rule didn’t speak with his parents, Rome was in army, Remy was dead and Shaw tried to keep that family together. She was like a daughter for Rule’s parents and she picked up Rule every Sunday and took him to his parents. And in every Sunday, Rule was in bed with some slut and Shaw’s heart hurt even more. She was a good girl, but her parents were the worst. They forgot her birthday! They forced her to be with Gabe even she didn’t want to and they never were there for her!

Rule’s parents were the same, especially his mother. When Remy died, she told Rule that he should be there, not Remy. Woman, how could you say something like that?! Maybe Rule is not the perfect son, but he didn’t deserve those words. Don’t you think he blames himself enough for Remy’s death? Don’t you think he is hurt when his OWN mother tells him that he should be death and he is responsible for his brother’s life? Even if he is strong, those words coming from his own mother are hurting and they are hurting very bad. And in the end she wants Rule to forgive her and she comes to apologize. After three years of blaming Rule, she now comes to apologize, after the bad is done? She has serious issues! She wanted Rule to be Remy and even Remy wasn’t perfect and maybe he had bigger issues, she still loved him more. And now, after all she had done, she wants Rule to be Remy? She is sick!

Rome was the best and I think he is my favorite character because he always tried to be the voice of reason and he always was the big brother who protected all of them. He loved Shaw and she was like a little sister for him, so that’s why he was so protective with her and warned Rule so many times. He wanted Rule and Shaw to be happy and he always knew that Shaw was in love with Rule. Damn, everyone knew that but Rule because he was so blind to see it!

Ayden was a very good friend for Shaw and she was the one who was there for her when things with Rule went wrong and she also had a crush with Jet, the lead singer of a local band. But that’s in the 2nd book.

Cora was the best, she was so funny and she cared about Rule and his friends like her own brothers, but her story is in the 3rd book, so let’s wait 🙂

Gabe was the worst. He is a psycho. He thinks that if he is rich, he can have all the world. He stalked Shaw and he wanted to be her boyfriend and he didn’t understood the word NO. He only wanted to be with her because the people were laughing because Shaw left him for the tattooed boy. But he didn’t even love her. And he had really problems with his mind because nobody sane don’t do what he had done.

Anyway, Rule and Shaw’s story was intense, passionate and complicated. They started with sex and then they found out that between them was something and they became lovers but then they had fights and they suffered and then old secrets came out and their story was like a roller-coaster. They had intense moments and when they kissed, they weren’t pleased only with this.

But Rule really loved Shaw and he was a zombie without her. Shaw loved him too and they shared something unique.

‘’You have me Shaw, any way you need me, any way you want me, you have me.’’

“Here’s my heart Shaw. You have it in your hands and I promise you’re the first and last person to ever touch it. You need to be careful with it because it’s far more fragile than I ever thought and if you try and give it back I’m not taking it. I don’t know enough about love to know for sure that’s what this between us is, but I know that for me it’s you and only you from here on out and I can only promise to be careful and not push you away again. Life without you in it is doable, but if I have a choice I want to do it with you by my side and I’m telling you I’m not running away from the work it takes to make that happen. Shaw I’m not scared of us anymore.” 

I didn’t like this book because there was too much description and I think Rule and Shaw talked more in messages than face to face. They didn’t communicate very well and if they’ve resolved their problems together with words, they could’ve been better and their relationship could’ve been easier. And in the end Shaw was so stupid and Rule was more stupid. I love her, but I don’t do anything to take her back and I love him but if I gave everything, I want everything. They should’ve been more mature.

“Opposites don’t just attract they freaking catch fire and burn the entire city down!” 

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I liked this book, but I had bigger expectations and I thought it would be amazing and it wasn’t. It’s a good story, but important parts were described and the action wasn’t really there. I liked that Rule called Shaw Casper 🙂 It’s cute!

RATING

***3/5 moons***

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