Sunday, August 24, 2014

{Review}{Giveaway} Thin Love by Eden Butler

Love isn't supposed to be an addiction. It isn't supposed to leave you bleeding. 
Kona pushed, Keira pulled, and in their wake, they left behind destruction. 
She sacrificed everything for him. 
It wasn't enough. 
But the wounds of the past can never be completely forgotten and still the flame remains, slumbers between the pleasure of yesterday and the thought of what might have been. 
Now, sixteen years later, Keira returns home to bury the mother who betrayed her, just as Kona tries to hold onto what remains of his NFL career with the New Orleans Steamers. Across the crowded bustle of a busy French Market, their paths collide, conjuring forgotten memories of a consuming touch, skin on skin, and the still smoldering fire that begs to be rekindled. 
When Kona realizes the trifecta of betrayal—his, Keira's and those lies told to keep them apart—his life is irrevocably changed and he once again takes Keira down with him into the fire that threatens to ignite them both.

Reading this book, I felt a LOT like this...

And then it would turn around and I was like this... 

And then it would go back to this...

And then the author threw in some of this...

Which made me feel like this...

It was a never-ending, constant state of ups and downs and I felt bi-polar reading the damn story... 
Even after reading it, I am still not sure whether or not I even like this book. But one thing is for certain and that is; I couldn't put it down!!!! No matter how many times I wanted to throw my kindle from frustration and annoyance and sheer aggravation, I needed to finish, to know what the hell was going on with these characters. How they ended up the way they did...why?... 

But the whole time there was so much back and forth, push and pull, fighting (that I honestly wish wasn't in there), aggravation to the point where I was simply annoyed.. It was sooooo much... too much... of everything. This book needed to be separated or something because the angst was almost overboard. 

When the characters were good, they were GOOD. But when they were bad, it was like ten pages of an argument that I found myself rolling my eyes at. 

Gosh, young adults are just so dramatic or at least these two were. 

But even with the constant arguments and back and forth, there was passion. A passion almost so thick and heated that you could barely see through. It kept me going and determined to finish. 

Overall, I say if you LOVE dramatic, angsty books then you will LOVE this one but if angst is not your thing, then run far away from this story and DO NOT TURN AROUND... Also if you don't like physical violence (female to male), then I wouldn't advise reading this either... 

These characters need therapy and they need it ASAP!!! 

I give this book a 3.5 "Eden needs to put these characters in therapy" Stars...



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

{Review}{Giveaway} Hard to Hold on To by Laura Kaye

Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves—which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight.  He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. 

Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel--and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude.

As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to. 

This review will probably be short because this novella was short and I don't want to give anything away to people who have not read the book. 

We are back inside Hard Ink and these delicious male specimens are up to no good, as usual. This book picks up right where Hard as You Can leaves off with everyone in the car headed back to the tattoo shop. They have pulled off the almost impossible and each of them are riding on that high of getting away with it. 

This story focuses more on Easy and Jenna (the sister they rescued in the previous story). They had a certain vibe towards one another, like they could relate to each other on more than just the relationship they formed when he was there to help rescue her and watch over her. 

Although they both have demons, they are trying to come to terms with them. Easy's demons go a lot deeper than what he portrays on the outside and the reader gets a good glimpse of the turmoil that resides inside his mind. 

This was a good novella. I liked how Easy got his own story but I felt maybe he was cheated a bit because of how serious his condition was and the surface of it was just barely scratched. Then again, they couldn't do much for him since they were in a huge predicament at the moment but yet again, as someone who studied psychology and is going into counseling for this very thing, it bothered me. It probably won't bother other people, I am just a stickler for details and problem-solving....ANDDDD the series isn't done so there could be more later so I won't judge too harshly...yet..

Unlike other novellas, this one would probably benefit everyone who loves this series if they read it in order... You can't read these books as standalones, they will not make sense if you read them however you want. But they are worth the hours you get lost in them. I sill loves these characters and I can't wait to see what is going to happen!! 

I need to know MORE!!! 

Plus, these strong, manly, men will just melt the panties right off of you, so there's that...

Overall, I give this book a 4 "Easy is a nice, tall, glass of chocolate milk" STARS!!!

Here is a picture of the books in order:


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Other Books in the Hard Ink Series:
Hard to Come By (11/25/14)
Hard to Be Good (3/10/15)
Untitled (7/28/15)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

{Review} Burying Water by K.A. Tucker

The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

I literally just finished this book... 

Last night I stayed up reading until 2:30am and the ONLY reason I went to bed was because my Kindle died, and I was too lazy to get out of bed and find my charger. I should have known better though, because even after my Kindle turned black, I couldn't get these characters out of my head. I laid awake until 330 just going over the possible scenarios that could have taken place. Some of the situations I guessed correctly, some were better left alone to experience for myself through the author's words. 

K.A intricately wove this story in such a way that it was like an onion, each layer had to be peeled back, one at a time, to get to the core of what was was going on. As a reader, I knew what was happening but didn't really understand all the little pieces and what they meant until the end. It all made sense later but even after finishing, I sit here and wonder if I really caught all the little pieces that she put in there?? 
This book could probably be read over and over again and pick up even more things that I may have missed the first time around. 

The puzzle pieces and multifaceted layers weren't the only things I fell in love with. The details, the writing, the emotions, OH THE EMOTIONS!!... everything you expect and crave from K.A was there, written in this book, and I was captivated! 

It was also so different from anything I have read lately and yet, everything I love about books was in there too. It told a story that lifted my heart but also crushed it with the same blow. When I got to the end, I didnt want to say goodbye!! I didn't want to stop reading!! That's how I know I have found a good book, because I can't deal with telling the characters goodbye...

As if you can't tell by my review, I really loved this book and I recommend it to anyone who loves K.A's books as much as I do or heck, if you just love books in general then this book is for you...

Overall, I give this book 5 "I never wanted this book to end" Stars!!!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

{Review} Break the Sky by Nina Lane

“Do you ever let go, storm girl?” he asked. “Ever lose control? Ever surrender?” 
“Never,” I whispered. “I never surrender.” 
A smile of both promise and warning curved his beautiful mouth. 
“You will.” 

Atmospheric scientist Kelsey March is under siege. Her tornado research project is on the skids and she’s fighting conflict in her university department. So when irresistible bad boy Archer West suggests a hot, wild fling while he’s in town, Kelsey is unable to resist his sexy offer. 

Kelsey and Archer embark on a intense, exhilarating affair. But soon their differences and private battles encroach on their desire, and Kelsey discovers that Archer is a storm she can’t control




I really loved this book!! It was original in content and not something that you read, every. single. day! 

Yes, it has a hot ass Alpha, crazy, wild, passionate sex, but it also has a STORYLINE that you can quote from!! 

While reading and being inside Archer's head, I actually FELT like I was inside the mind of a MAN... because, I mean, lets face it. Some authors write their male characters kind of feminine and I am usually left scratching my head on who's head I was inside; the Heroine or Heroes???...

Anyway, back to Archer... 
His whole demeanor just made me lose my fucking mind... Every time he turned his Alpha on and challenged Kelsey, I was like, "Oh... here, I didn't need my panties anyway."

And boy, did they challenge each other. If Kelsey wasn't pushing him away to keep her heart protected and to find someone who was "right" for her, Archer was invading her space and not giving her the chance to retreat within all!

She pushed, he pulled her right back. She tried to hurt him, he knew what she was doing. She could not get away if she tried and he made sure she didn't try very hard... 

And when he used sex as a weapon, It. Was. HOT!!!

The way he spoke to her, the things he did to her. The things she wanted him to do to her... My panties didn't even stand a chance... they were just gone...

But like I said before, this book actually had substance. They didn't spend all their time in the bedroom, their conversations were just as enlightening and they made sense. I got to see behind to masks they each wore and understand their demons. The only thing I wish I got more of was Archer. I wanted more of his issues resolved with his family. To actually read more into it, instead of it being left to my imagination. But other than that minor thing, this book was a definite A+ and I am glad I read it. Plus, I actually learned A LOT. The research put into this novel was topnotch and I could tell the author did a lot to make sure this book had the substance it needed. 

This novel is a spinoff from the author's Spiral of bliss series but it can be read as a standalone. I did not read the other books and it was still easy to follow along with. AND, because of this book, I am moving the other books up a few pegs in order to learn more about this Dean West character. 

Overall I give this 4.5/5 "Here... take all my panties, Archer" Stars!!!!

If you want to read it for yourself, follow the link below...

Monday, August 4, 2014

{Review} In Between Seasons by Cassandra Giovanni

In 2021 the world as we know it changed. The government collapsed, and the worst characteristics of human nature were shown as the world fell into ruins. Years after The Fall, the Tribes that were established are still at war. They still fight to keep what they pillaged, and most of all, they fight to keep their lies a secret. In a world filled with deception, nothing is as it seems.
I was born into this world.
Hunter Marks was molded into this world; a General— a person cold and harsh. A person meant to kill me.
We were told to just believe.
We were taught to never question.
We’re supposed to be robots and accept our roles in this altered society.
Too bad Hunter and I don’t follow the rules.
And we’re a hell of a lot stronger than they ever thought possible.
They’ve been searching for the world’s deadliest weapon. 
It’s me.
And I’m not following the leader any more

This novel was an interesting concept. From reading the description I was instantly interested in reading it. When I received the book I was immediately attracted to the action it had and trying to figure out all the same answers that Kate wanted to know. When we were introduced to Hunter and his swoony mannerisms, the book became even more action packed and interesting! 

The dystopian feel, futuristic concepts, and the whole premise was intriguing but there was certain dialogue that put me off. I didnt feel the chemistry between Hunter and Kate like I wanted too. I didn't get the good vibes/feels from them and it was kind of blah. 

But both characters were strong and they didn't crap from anyone, which was nice. Nobody likes a whiney character and I didn't get that from either of them. They fought, wanted answers, and sought them out, even if they didn't get told a lot of what they wanted to know. 

The whole dystopian concept does take a backseat to the actual characters of the story but I think that may be due to Cassandra wanting to get more involved in the storyline with future books. More answers should come and I will just have to be patient and wait for them. 

Overall, I give this first book a 3.5/5 "Hunter is one hot Alpha" stars and I recommend to anyone who is looking for a good read, not steamy with and interesting concept in what happened to the world in the year 2021!! 

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