Review: “Tethered Wings” by Cameo Renae (“Hidden Wings” #3)

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Blurb:

Back from their quest into the Underworld, with the threat of Lucian hanging over head, Emma is faced with yet another problem—the Immortal Bond. The bond surpasses any reason and is something so complex, not much is known about it. Once an Immortal Bond is made, it is forever. A conjoining of two fated hearts, destined to be perfect companions.
Emma’s heart, already bonded with her Guardian, Kade, has unexpectedly and inconveniently bonded with Ethon, the son of Lucifer. Now she is faced with a decision she doesn’t want to make. Both want nothing more than to love and protect her.
With the arrival of new company and old friends, things are bound to get heated.

Review:

*I was provided with a free copy of this book from Cameo, in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!*

I feel like I’ve waited for this book for, like, forever! The 2nd book in the ‘Hidden Wings’, ‘Broken Wings’, left me with a huge cliffhanger and I had to read the 3rd book as soon as possible! The waiting was horrible, believe me! But finally, on March 21st, I got the book. And I was so, unbelievable happy to be able to finally read it! I even dropped ‘The picture of Dorian Gray’ right in the middle for ‘Tethered Wings’.

Even though I enjoyed ‘Tethered Wings’ a lot, ‘Broken Wings’ remains my favorite book in the ‘Hidden Wings’ series.  Comparing this book with the other two, there was hardly any action in it. Yes, there were some dangerous situations, but they were easily passed, so ‘Tethered Wings’ is very different from ‘Broken Wings’.

This book basically focuses on Jeremy and Lia’s visit and on the love triangle between Kade, Emma and Ethon. It might sound boring, but it’s not. Of course, I would’ve liked some more action, since I was used to lots of action from Cameo’s books, but there still are many great things about ‘Tethered Wings’ that didn’t let me put the book down. Let me mention that I was never bored. There was always something that would make me turn the page, something that would make me want to read.

First, there was Lia and Jeremy. O em gi, I love these two. They are so crazy, and funny, and such amazing friends! I love Lia’s enthusiasm and craziness. I love how upbeat she is, how everything she does, it has a note of drama in it. I loved how she would make fun of Jeremy, and I loved Jeremy. He’s so… ugh, he’s so cute! He’s so moody, but he’s so adorable! And he’s such a great friend! They both are!

I love the relationship between Emma, Lia and Jeremy. I love their friendship. I love how they make fun of each other.

This book has so many funny scenes that you will laugh until you cry. There are more reason why this book is funny.

First, Lia, Jeremy and Emma. Lia always makes fun of Jeremy, and Jeremy’s responses are so funny! Plus, he’s such a dork! His awkwardness is so funny!

Than, Ethon and Kade. Maybe it’s inappropiate to find them funny, but it was so funny how they would get all moody around each other and how they would (literally) throw flames with their eyes.

Let’s not forget about the scenes between Dominic and Malachi. OMG, these guys are so funny! There are some scenes where there are both Malachi and Dominic, and Jeremy and Lia. God, those scenes! They cracked me up!

One of the reasons why I kept reading, was Kade. Jee, this boy is perfect. Literally perfect. He’s so romantic, so hot, so charming, so protective, so… so… I cannot find the right words to describe him. He’s everything a girl can ask for and so much more. I really hope he won’t get his heart broken, because Emma and Kade make the perfect couple.

When I was a kid, I loved love triangles. No? Not so much. So this aspect also made me rate this book with 4 stars. I don’t like love triangles. And I hated how Emma would say that she hates Ethon, but hug him the next second. I understand that was part of the bond, but it was clear that she could resist the bond if she wanted to. Plus, how could she let him do those things to her and still say she loves Kade? I think Emma’s choice is pretty simple and obvious, but now, after I’ve read the short preview from ‘Gilded Wings’, I am not so sure about that choice.

I think you’ve already understood that Emma was not my favorite characters this time. Even though I loved her in the first two books, in ‘Tethered Wings’ I wanted to kick her so many times! First, I felt like she was playing with Kade. Let me say it again. She proved that she can resist the bond. But she would still blame the bond for everything she did with Ethon. She was so whiny and she always cried. I understand that this was an emotional period for her, but still, she would cry without a reason. I thought she was strong! I hope she gets back to her old self in the next book!

It was so good to see some of my favorite characters again! Caleb, Courtney (love these two), Samuel, Jeremy, Lia, Kade, Emma’s ‘aunt’… everyone! The character development was great in this book. Except of Emma. I felt like she had kind of a downfall in ‘Tethered Wings’.

Cameo’s writing is as beautiful as always. Seriously, how can she write such beautiful things? I am amazed by her writing, and I will always be. Cameo, you have my respect. You are such an amazing author, and so talented! But please, please, writing the 4th book faster, because…

The ending was such a huge cliffhanger. And I don’t mean the mind-blowing last chapter, where Lucifer makes his appearance (ugh, Lucifer, I would tell you to go to Hell, but it wouldn’t be such a big deal!), but the short preview from ‘Gilded Wings’. Like, what was that?! UGH I want the 4th book, right now!

I think I’ve already said this, but Cameo’s characters are all so real. They feel so real, and you feel like you know them forever! I love this thing. I love how those characters feel like your bffs.

Caleb and Lia were so cute, but I don’t quite understand the thing between them. Lia was always saying how hot Dominic is, how much she wants him, she even eyed Emma with jealousy for dancing with him. Than she hooks up with Caleb? It kinda felt like it happening with no reason or explanation, but they were still cute. I hope this develops in the next books.

I don’t know if it was just my copy, but I found many grammar and punctuation mistakes. Which was weird, because Cameo’s books are always perfectly edited. But it might be only my copy, since it’s a copy for review, so this doesn’t change in any way my rating.

“Tethered Wings” was a great sequel that I truly enjoyed. The ending left me craving more of Cameo’s amazing love story and beautiful writing-style. The last chapter left me really sad, for both Emma and Kade. I hope they will find their way through it.

I can’t wait to read the ‘Gilded Wings’. I bet it will be amazing!

Rate: 4 stars out of 5

Purchase it from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cameo-Renae/e/B004X2PEH0/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1394488931&sr=8-2-ent

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ARC Review: “Fruit of Misfortune” by Nely Cab (‘Creatura’ #2)

*The cover isn’t available yet.*

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Let me kick off this review by saying that I was the 1st person  to rate ‘Fruit of Misfortune’ on GoodReads, and I feel very honored and happy to be able to do it. Nely, thank you so much for alowing me to read this book right after you sent it to the editor. You can’t imagine what this means to me, and I thank you for that.

The fact that Nely sent me a copy of the book has nothing to do with the rating or with the review. This is my honest review and opinion about a book I read, and m relationship with the author doesn’t influence it. Just had to make this clear.

Do you know that moment when you wait two years for a book, and when you finally get it, you read it in only 2 days? Two.freaking.days.! You read it, with your heart beating faster and you’re eyes shining because you love the characters so much and the story just sucks you in. And then you finish it. And it’s shocking, and heartbreaking, and you just hate the author, even if you love her, because she’s the reason why you have a new favorite series on your shelf.

Let me give you a glimpase into my mind the moment I’ve finished ‘Fruit of Misfortune’:  Blank. Total silence. And theeen….

WTF? What was this? Did this really happen? Ugh Nely I hate you! I can’t believe you did this to us! What was that cliffhanger? Why? I am… I just can’t… let me crawl in a ball and cry! Why did I finish it? Nely like OMG you need to write the 3rd book UGH I want that book. Why was this book so short OMG I want more I am so depressed I can’t I won’t I can’t

So this was it. This was my mind after finishing ‘Fruit of misfortune’. I was in complete awe and shock.

The reason behind my shock?

The end. That was… that was… such a HUGE plot twist. Such a surprise! I didn’t expect that! Nely, that was such a.. strike! It was so unexpected! That cliffhanger was even worse than the cliffhanger from the first book. You need to start writing the 3rd book, because you’ll have angry readers threatening to kill you if you don’t give them the 3rd book! Including me. J

Reading “Fruit of misfortune” meant always gasping in surprise. The 2nd book in the ‘Creatura’ series is so, but so different from the 1st book! While ‘Creatura’ is more of a love story, ‘Fruit of misfortune’ is a fantasy book, with lots of action and plot twists.

This time, Nely chose not to focus so much on the love story. She, instead, focused on the battle between Isis and the monster inside her or on her attempt to save everyone around her. And let me say, this change was so unexpected, but so welcomed! “Fruit of misfortune” is very, but very captivating! There’s always a plot twist, always some battle, always a secret revealed, always something that makes you gasp and make you turn the page.

Although I liked this change, I have to admit that I missed David, his romantic lines and the cute story between him and Isis. I missed them and the romantic scenes between them. I missed Galen and Eryx and their stupid, funny lines. This book is more intense and very captivating, but I still missed the romantic side of the 1st book.

The character development in this book was surprising. David was more mature, I think, and more real. But he was kinda absent in this book.  I don’t know why I felt this way. I felt like he was never there. But, as I said, this book is very different from ‘Creatura’, so David was always doing something, always trying to save Isis.

Oh, speaking of Isis. She got on my nerves. She was always stubborn, always whiny, depressed and so, so annoying! I don’t know what happened to her in this volume, but she was always getting on my nerves. She took some really bad decision, and she just wouldn’t listen to anyone. And omg, why did she do this to David?!

One of my favorite characters – also the new character in this series- is Galilea. She.was.so.awesome.! Such a badass! And that scene, in the wood! It was so funny! She was so cool, with her short hair and sassy attitude. Loved her.

O.M.G. The plot twists! The plot twists were so unexpected and so…so… mind-blowing!

Nely Cab did it again. She wrote a new brilliant book. But, she didn’t do just that. She took this series to a new level. While in ‘Creatura’ you can find an amazing love story, in ‘Fruit of Misfortune’ you can find more action than love. So, if you felt like ‘Creatura’ was too much of a love story for you, I think you should give ‘Fruit of Misfortune’ a try. You will be surprised, believe me. I didn’t expect the story to took such a drastic turn, but I loved it.

I can’t believe I read the 2nd book in the ‘Creatura’ series. I’m just, like, so sad to know that I need to wait another year or more for the 3rd book. I want it now!

I  definitely think this was a perfect sequel. It’s more captivating and more fun than the 1st book, and I loved this thing. I already miss David, Galen and Eryx, and I SO cannot wait to meet them again in the 3rd volume.

So, people. Go read this book. Now. Because there’s a lot of action, huge plot twist, some hot scenes *wink wink*, sexy characters and unexpected situations. And funny scenes.

Rate: 5 stars out of 5

Review: ‘Quintessentially Q’ by Pepper Winters (Monsters in the Dark #2)

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Blurb:

“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… fucked up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs make a right.”

Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.

He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster.

Review:

*I received a free copy of this book for my honest review. Thank you, Pepper!*

So it was Christmas and I should’ve been sitting with my family, chatting with my friends on Facebook, visiting Italy, but all I’ve done was to read ‘Quintessentially Q’, because…

Are you fucking kidding me? This book is freaking brilliant. I am so excited that I can’t even talk nicely right now. Because ‘Quintessentially Q’ was one of the best books I read in 2013. It was pure awesomeness. It’s one of those books that give yo uthe feels, you know? That book that makes you dizzy and scares you, but you can’t put it down because it’s one of the most brilliant books you’ve ever read.

Two weeks after finishing this book my mind is still pretty much wrapped around it and around everything that happened in it. I am still connected with the characters and this never happened to me before. I connected in a special way with the characters and I feel like they are realy people, like they are my friends. This is really weird, because I don’t get so attached to characters.

Pepper went to a new lever of darkness with this book. If you think that ‘Tears of Tess’ is intense and dark, well, compared to ‘Quintessentially Q’ it’s not. This book is so intense and dark that sometimes it’s scary. ‘Quintessentially Q’ scared the hell out of me because it’s so dark and so many twisted thing happen in that book and you just think ‘What if I’ll happen to me? What would I do?’. This makes you realise all the horrible things that can happen to you and all the horrible people that surround us. At some point, you will be so overwhelmed and kind of scared that you will want to put it down, but you will be too addicted to the book to be able to do that.

And sometimes, while I was reading, I was wondering ‘Where the hell did that come from?’ or ‘How did Pepper (I imagine her as a tiny, fragile woman) come up with something so dark and twisted?’. I have my dark side too. Sometimes I am afraid of what my mind or I am thinking. But I never came up with so many frightening and dark things and it’s a little hard to think that someone is so brilliant to come up with so many dark and brilliant things.

While reading, you feel like you need to put the book down for a second, rest your mind and try to come back in your world. But you can’t, because you are so attached to the characters and the story and everything about this book holds your heart so tight that you simply can not put it down. For me, ‘Quintessentially Q’ was the 4th best book I’ve read in 2013. And I’ve never thought I would love an erotic book so much, but I do. Because, let me tell you, this series, this book, isn’t just that: an erotic book. Yes, there are some really steamy scenes. But it’s more than that. You can find a complex story, a lifelesson and some badasses in this book.

Tess.was.a.freaking.genius.in.this.volume.! She is probaly my favorite character ever! She’s so strong because she could overcome everything that happened to her. At some point, she annoyed me because she refused to fight. And it was so frustating because I knew she could do it! I knew she could overcome everything and I knew that wasn’t her. Tess doesn’t give up. It’s crazy how much I can respect a fictional character, but I do. I respect Tess very much for everything she did. She amazed me in this volume!

I respect Q as well. Even though he has some really dark thoughts and desires, he’s a kind, careful, loving man. I can’t believe how many things he did for Tess, especially at the end of the book. He could’ve died, for fuck’s sake! Oh, and now I am so excited about this book that I’ve started swearing again. Let me calm down a little bit.

*Breathes deep 3 times.*

Ok, I am calmer now.

Q was as brilliant as Tess. He’s such a complicated, complex, mysterious, clever, sexy man and sometimes he can be overwhelming. He’s one of those characters that you wish you could meet and talk to. He’s simplu a genius.

Q and Tess relationship develops in a good way in this book. They’re trying how to trust, respect and love each other and in the same time they are building their own little, twisted, dark world. Probably my favorite couple ever. They are perfect for each other, and as the author says, they complete each other. “Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably.”

This book is so unpredictable that sometimes it’s annoying. You can’t guess anything that’s going to happen and there are so many plot twists and unexpected things happen in every chapter that this is one of the most captivating books I’ve ever read and UGH I want to read it again and again! Yes, I feel like reading it again because holy crap it was so amazing and my feelings are back and I need to calm down.

The point is, you can never guess what’s going to happen and Pepper has some pretty big surprises for you. Some of them you’ll like, some of them you won’t. That plot twist, that major thing that changes the entire book and series is so big (did I say it is big) that you will need to read the page again and see if what you read is true or it’s a figment of your imagination. Man, I was so angry and pissed off and sad and I want to rip that bastard’s head off! UGH!

This book blew me away! I would read it again any moment of the day if I could.

I lve the writing style. It’s so perfect and elegant and dark and it has something insane in it and some brilliance that is hard to describe. It’s hard to put your finger on what exactly makes Pepper’s writing so addictive, but I think it’s a mix between darkness, insanity (I am not saying you are insane, Pepper. I am saying you’re an insane author, if you know what I mean), and elegance.

Pepper, I think you’re an amazing, talented author. And I’d like to thank you for giving me another reason to love reading. And also, thank you for giving me such an incredible book! ❤

This book shows that love can get you through anything. Q’s love for Tess is radiating from the book. You know, it’s so obvious that he loves her. Anything he does shows us his love for her. Such an amazing thing! Not many authors are able to show us in such a simple way the love between their character and still be able to make us feel that freaking love.

I seriously cannot wait to read the 3rd book in this series, ‘Twisted Together’. I feel like there’s going to happen something super big between Tess and Q. I bet Pepper plans to blow us away again with ‘Twisted Together’. In fact, I am sure that’s what she’ll do.

The scenes are very real and vivid. You can actually see Tess going through all those awful things in your mind. You can see Q killing. You can see them being twisted together. Some scenes make your skin crawl.

‘Quintessentially Q’ was very captivating and, as I said, unpredictable. You never know what to expect from it. And there’s always something that keeps you guessing, something that makes you turn the page.

This book takes you from your world and makes you forget about all your problems. All you know is that you have to read, that you have to find out what happens between Q and Tess and what will happen to Tess.

Once again, let me say that I absolutely adored and loved and liked (haha) ‘Quintessentially Q’. It’s even a better book than the first one, ‘Tears of Tess’. I don’t know if I am prepared yet to read ‘Twisted Together’, because I haven’t ‘detached’ myself from Quintessentially Q. I don’t know what to expect from Pepper with her 3rd book.

I feel like screaming from the top of the world “People, read this book! You don’t know what you’re fucking losing!”. And I am not exaggerating. I want everyone to read this book and series, because it’s brilliant! One of the best books and series I’ve read in 2013.

I still can’t believe Pepper came up with such an amazing book. Someone, make me stop. I need to stop writing about how amazing this book is, because otherwise, I will be writing all night long.

So now that you’ve finished reading this book? Go read the first book, ‘Tears of Tess’. Then read ‘Quintessentially Q’. Attention, please! If you are offended by Bdsm, violence, abuse and erotism, don’t read it. If you’re not, then read it.

Rate: 6.4 stars out of 5

P.S.: Sorry for all the coursing and for the lack of coherence.

 

Review: “Nocturne” by Andrea Randall & Charles Sheehan-Miles

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Blurb:

Savannah Marshall is a gifted flutist and daughter of musical royalty when she enrolls in the elite New England Conservatory of Music. Brilliant, eclectic and passionate, she lives music, but struggles with her plans for the future.

Gregory Fitzgerald is one of the most renowned cellists of his generation. A member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Conservatory, he is laser focused on his career to the exclusion of friends, family and especially romance.

When Gregory and Savannah’s paths cross in the classroom, it threatens to challenge more than their wildly differing beliefs on music. Friendships, ethics, and careers are put on the line as Gregory and Savannah play a symphony of passion and heartbreak.

In the final movement, Gregory and Savannah are handed their greatest challenge, as the loss of absolutely everything they’ve held as truths hangs in the balance.

Review:

*I was provided with an ARC for my honest review. Thank you!*

W.O.W.! I finished ‘Nocturne’ a few hours ago and I’m still ‘recovering’. ‘Nocturne’ just blew me off.  If I should describe it in one word, that word would be ‘Brilliant’. Because this is what ‘Nocturne’ i: brilliance.

I’ve been desperate to read it since I heard about it. Because I am a musician myself. I am a violinist, to be exact. So this world is very familiar to me. I dream about being a soloist, I’ve played in an orchestra and I am studying at one of the greatest conservatory in Greece. I love classical music and I know everything about being in love with an instrument. I understand about giving up your life for music. I understand Gregory and Savannah.

“Nocturne” is a read that obsessed me and consumed me. I was so into the story that at some point that I forgot to eat. This rarely happens to me, so I think you can imagine how much I loved reading this.

I haven’t read any of Andrea’s or Charles’ books before. But I will sure do it soon. Because they are excellent authors. So talented that I couldn’t discern Andrea’s writing-style from Charles’. I tried, but I couldn’t. Either their writing-styles are the same, either they have the best writing skills.

Andrea and Charles created one of the most beautiful love story I’ve ever read. It’s the kind of story that it’s a tragedy. It makes you sad. It’s heartbreaking. It makes you wonder if having a career and having to keep some appearencies is worth. Savannah and Gregory’s story has “tragedy” written all over it. Yes, I almost cried. Because it’s such a sad story yet so  beautiful. Even when Savannah and Gregory got together there was a sadness and melancholy in the atmosphere of the book that prevented what it was to follow.

The music is all over this book. I think I loved this book even more because I read about everything that I love. Music, instruments, musicians, orchestras, concerts… this book has everything I breathe.

This book felt so real to me. Everything felt like I was in the story. I felt every single thing that the characters felt. I felt joy. I felt heartbreak. I felt love for music. And this book made me wanna grab my violin and play until I couldn’t stand on my feet.

Gregory is an interesting character. Sometimes he’s a bastard. Sometimes he’s every women’s dream. I think I might have a crush on him.

Savannah… oh my, I loved her too! She is such a strong, different character! She and Gregory rocked this book! J

A thing that is unbelieveble is Gregory’s practicing. No one, and I mean literally no one, can practice for 18 hours or more. It’s just… impossible. You can’t study more than 8 hours without ruining the piece. If you practice more than 6 hours, you become a robot. You play, but you don’t think. You don’t hear. And, I say it from experience that after 4 hours without a break, you won’t be able to move your fingers. This is a thing that annoyed me a little.

The first part of the book isn’t so.. what’s the word? Depressing?Heartbreaking? Yeah, heartbreaking it is. So, I was saying. The first part of the book isn’t as heartbreaking as the second part. There’s still something jovial in it. It’s the first stage of a love. It’s that part when you meet someone and you just discrover each other. That is how the first part is. Until the end.

Then, the second part. It’s heartbreaking yet it has something joyful. The characters are obviously more mature, the situation is even more complicated then it was. Greyson is changed. Savannah is changed too.

The end? It made me want to start it all over again and read it again. Yup, I loved it that much.

“Nocturne” is an emotional roller coaster. It’s a book that will stay with you long after you’ve finished it. It’s definitely one of the best book I’ve read this year. People, go read it!! It’s like no other book out there. You will love it, trust me! 🙂

Rate: 6 stars out of 5 

Review: “Price of a Kiss” by Linda Kage

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Blurb:

*new adult romance*
**explict scenes and language**

I don’t care what my cousin says; I am not the queen of impossible relationships. I mean, just because my last boyfriend tried to kill me and left a bit of a scar on my neck, then forced me to move across the country and legally change my name to Reese Randall to escape him, does not mean—

Oh, who am I kidding? For a freshman in college, I have to have the worst dating track record ever.

It’s no wonder love is the last thing on my mind when Mason Lowe enters my life. But the chemistry between us is like bam! Our connection defies logic. And he’s just so freaking hot. Being around him makes me feel more alive than I’ve ever felt before. I even like bickering with him. He could be my soul mate…except for one teeny tiny glitch.

He’s a gigolo.

Boy, do I know how to pick them.

Review:

*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!*

OMG! I finishd this book a couple of minutes ag and I seriously feel de need to fangirl over it! I mean, seriousl! I freaking loved this book! It was PER-FECT!

“Price of a kiss” captivated me, in the first place, with its sexy cover and intriguing synopsis. When I got the book, I wanted to check out just the first page. But I couldn’t stop reading. After I read the first page, I turned the pages until I was 70% through it.

Linda’s writing, story and characters rocked my world for a day. I was completely in love with Reese by the end of the first chapter She’s one hell of a character! I loved her sense of humor and her sarcastic remarks. I loved her for being sooo me! Her protectiveness , love and loyality towards Mason and Sarah made me melt.

Linda’s writing-style is bestseller-like. I don’t know if this expression even exists, but it describes Linda’s writing and book very well. I know we will hear of Linda as a bestseller author. She totally deserves it.

“Price of a kiss” is a read I’ll never forget. It’s very unique and fun. I mean, seriously! How many times do you read a book about a gigolo and still thinks it’s one of the most beautiful, full-of-emotions book?This is because “Price of a kiss” isn’t an annoying book where the main characters hook up in the 2nd chapter and they talk only about sex and there are a tons of steamy scenes. No. “Price of a kiss” is a book about friendship, about dealing with your demons, about supporting the one you love, about trust and about love. This book taught me that I shouldn’t judge the cover or the  appearance. It showed me, again, how hard and unfair life is.

There were scenes of all kinds in this book. Funny scenes, intense scenes that made me cry, action-filled scenes, fight scenes and even a steamy scene. In less words, “Price of a kiss” is a book that has everything I’ve ever wanted from a ook.

Reese and Mason. I loved them together! They are perfect for each other! They are both funny and the banter between them made me laugh so hard! The sexual tension and chemistry between them was palpable. I loved how they tried to resist each other. I had to wait so long for a kiss! I loved how they understood and loved each other. There was a time in the book when I was afraid that nothing will happen between them, but the ending (not only the ending) made me completely happy.

The last 90% of the book made my heart beat faster. It was full of action and suspense! Loved it! The epilogue was perfect, btw.

I couldn’t find any flaws in this book. So, to describe ‘Price of a kiss’, I’ll use the word “flawless”.

‘Price of a kiss’ is the kind of book that makes your blood boil. This book is also the kind of book that makes you put down every ook that you’r reading and pick up this one. Absolutely loved it! People, start reading this book! You won’t regret it, I promise!

I am totally happy to say that I rate this flawless book with 6 stars out of 5! ❤

 

Review: “Star Struck” by Amber Garza

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Blurb:

I don’t go for bad boys, or rockers.
And I don’t believe in love at first sight.
Until I see Beckett.
And things only get worse when I hear him sing.
There is no one like him.
The problem is that he wants nothing to do with me.
And I know I should stay away from him.
It’s the smart thing to do.
Only when it comes to Beckett I don’t want to do the smart thing. He makes me want to take a risk. 

I just hope he decides to take a risk on me too.

My review:

*I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!*

I.LOVED.THIS.BOOK! ‘Star Struck’ is an amazing book that had me fangirling all the time.

I was glued to this book from the start, First of all, because I love Amber Garza’s books. Second, because as a musician myself, I love books about musicians. I love the atmosphere, the way music is described by the characters and they way my 2 biggest passions interweave. I love the way these kind of books make me feel. ‘Star Struck’ is one of those books. It’s a book that made me fall harder in love with both music and books. It’s a book that I’ll never forget.

As I was reading and the bond between Star and Beckett was growing, I found myself even more intrigued. There was a question that didn’t let me put down the book: What is Beckett’s story?

Speaking about Beckett, he was a jerk in the beginning. I kept asking myseld ‘What is this guy’s problem?’. I mean, on minute he was sweet and I wanted to hug him, and the other minute he was a jerk and all I wanted to do was to smack him in the head. But after 5 chapters I think, I began to understand why he acts so strangely. And I also understood  that this I-am-a-jerk attitude is just a masque. Throughout the book, I finally found out his true self. Beckett is sweet, smart, sarcastic, with an amazing sense of humor, super hot and talented guy with a broken heart.

Star? She was very sweet. I loved her! I loved her for fighting for her dreams and for her love and for standing for herself. She was soooo funny sometimes!

The storyline is poetic, tragic and funny in the same time, full of longing and passion. It made me feel a lot of things, anger and heartbreak between them. I laughed a lot while reading this book. The banter and flirt between Star and Beckett made me laugh even when all I wanted to do was cry,

That one plot twist? That one that ame after I thought that everything was going all right? I wanted to rip Beckett’s head off!!I wa ssoooooooooooo angry with him!

I loved the scenes where Star and Beckett wrote togethere or where they performed together. The intimacy and chemistry between them was palpable.

“Star Struck” is a brilliang read that pulled at my heart strings. Great characters, strong feelings, intense story, lots of music => ‘Star Struck’. In this book I found everything I want from a book. Highly recommend it!

Rate: 5 stars out of 5.

Review: “Inspire” by Heather Buchine

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Blurb:

18-year old Paige Rice, an exquisite beauty from East Hampton, NY, has just celebrated her high school graduation and is expecting to spend her summer living it up with all her socialite friends. But her parents have a different idea – she is being hauled away-literally- to the mountains of Vermont for the entire summer- in an RV!
Assuming she will be an outcast amongst the other teens at the campground still does not prepare her for the treatment she receives, which is far worse than she imagined. She also isn’t prepared for Travis, the campground owner’s son and the “Sexiest” guy she has ever laid eyes on. Travis is the only one who shows any interest in getting to know Paige. The only problem is that they have to explore what lies between them in secret. But once all the secrets are stripped away, the truth may be crushing.

***Intended for mature audiences due to language and sexual content***

My review:

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!*

I really enjoyed reading “Inspire”.It’s a perfect read for summer. With its pros and cons, “Inspire” is a great book with a lot of potentional.

Let’s start with the pros.

Omg I loved the fact that Paige has no drama in her life. She has a happy life, her parents are happy, they get along really well and there is no depression. The same thing applies for Travis. No broken hearts. No hunting past. No demons.In fact, my favorite thing about this book is that it’s drama-free. It’s a very “light” book that warmed my heart.

Travis and Tracey are my favorit characters. Travis is very adorable, smart and has his feet on the ground. Tracey was the friend I’ve always wanted to have. Smart, protective, loyal, crazy and cute.

I liked that Paige knew how to stand for herself. Even though she angered me sometimes with her kindness and tendency to help even her enemies. I mean, seriously! Who tells her boyfriend to go back to his ex because she’s already broken? Let me tell you! No one!

The book is easy to read with a wonderful atmosphere. I loved the fact that the action is taking place in the woods. I’ve always wanted to go camping, but as a violinist, I can’t have too many holidays.

I really like the cover, but I don’t think that it matches the story. The story is very light, but the cover inspires me something dark.

Now, let’s move to the ons.

Somethings seemed really rushed. The dialogues seemed rushed and immature sometimes, without any deep meaning.

It would be great if “Inspire” could go through another round of editing. I found many punctuation mistakes and that gave me a feeling of cursoriness.

There’s little intrigue in this book. In fact, the only secret that this book held was Travis’s secret. And that’s it.

Overall, “Inspire” was a great book. I am glad I read it and I definitely recommend it.

Rate: 3.5 stars our of 5.

Review: ‘I breathe you’ by Lori L. Clark

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Blurb:

When a tragic accident leaves Rhane Evans — lead vocalist for the rock band Fate’s Crazy — permanently unable to speak above a whisper and kills the love of her life, she moves across the state to pick up the pieces. Shattered, Rhane struggles to understand what happened the night of the accident, an accident everyone blames her for, even though she wasn’t driving the car.

Enter Ian Callahan. He’s the one person who may have a more tumultuous past than Rhane. Though they try hard to deny the sizzling attraction between them, it proves nearly impossible. When Ian’s troubled past threatens to tear them apart, they begin to believe happiness isn’t in their cards.

Because Fate’s Crazy that way…

I am busy working on I Breathe You, Too (Breathe #2). Told from Ian’s POV

Review:

*I was provided with an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!*

*Sigh* I finished this book a few hours ago and I’m still amazed by this book. Brilliant!

‘I breathe you’ is one of the most beautiful, deep and intense book I’ve ever read.And it’s so sad, but also funny. Definitely one of the best book I’ve read this summer. Loved it with a huge L!

The book starts in a funny, jovial way. Four friends (well, two of them are more than friends) are having the time of their lifes living their dream. Our main character, Rhane is in love over heels with her band mate and boyfriend, Dalton. But then, when tragedy strikes, her lifes shatters. Rhane is left without voice and without the love of her life.

I have to say that I love books about musicians. As a musician myself, I could understand Rhane and connect with her very well.

Speaking about Rhane, she is the coolest character ever! She’s a real rock star! Funny, kind, talented, crazy (in a good way), ironic, she always knew how to… well, be cool. Another thing that I loved about her ? She isn’t a drama queen. Yes, her life isn’t what she always imagined it would be. The love of her life died and she can’t sing anymore. But she doesn’t rant continuously about how she’d like to die or about her shitty life. Yeah, she had her moments, but she kept it cool most of the time.

I would’ve loved to know more about Dalton. I think a prequel to “I breathe you” would be really great.

Ian… he is amazing. He’s the kind of character that you love, no matter what he does or what his secrets and demons are. I am really happy that the author decided to write a 2nd book from Ian’s POV!

Emma… she is a sweetheart! I loved it when she was around!

Gwen! Jee, the lady is a genius! I loved her from the start!

Uncle T. Am I the only one who thinks that the guy is sexy? I can’t explain why, but I think he is maybe as hot as Ian! Almost! I think he deserves his own book, because there’s something very intriguing about him.

Have I told you that I am absolutely in love with the cover? I love the girl’s haircut!

The editing is really well done! I didn’t find any punctuation mistakes or misspellings. Great thing!

“I breathe you” deserves to  be a bestseller. Tragic story. Hot guy. Amazing heroine. Great plot and pot twists. Beautiful writing-style. Realistic characters. Hooking and sweet love story. Eye-catching cover.

I am really glad I read this book. Definitely one of the best book of this summer. Can’t wait to see what the second volume brings us!

Highly recommend it!

Rate: 5.5 stars out of 5

Review: ‘Losing Connor’ by Amanda Alberson

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Blurb:

At 17 Cassandra Coven made the heart wrenching decision to give her baby up for adoption. When her boyfriend Declan couldn’t handle the choice he walked away from their relationship. Years later both Declan and the baby she gave away are thrust back into her life. How will Cassie deal with coming face to face with her past regrets, and can she handle losing them again? Follow Cassie on an emotional ride through her past and into her future.

Review:

*I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!*

“Losing Connor’ is a book that impressed me. It’s a short book- about 140 pages- but it helds so many things between these pages that it’s overwhelming. And I loved it. I read it in one sit and loved every minute of it.

The scenerio may seem a clichee. Two teenagers fall in love, the girl gets pregnant. This time, the scenerio changes a bit. The girl is the one who refuses to rise the child, even though the boy loves her and wants to be with her forever. I have to say that I really appreciated this change. Usually, the boy is the one that leaves. But Amanda chose to be different and slightly changed the story.

There is so much dramatism and emotions in this book that it’s overwhelming sometimes. I couldn’t not cry! I mean, serious, the feelings were so well described that I felt every.single.thing. that Cassandra “Cassie” Coven felt. So yes, “Losing Connor” is a huge emotional rollercoaster that will make you cry.

The story is very captivating from the start. After I started it, I found myself looking forward to reading the book again every time I had to eat or talk with my mom. I was really curious to see what happens between Cassie and the lovely Declan. And I wanted to see what will happen with Connor as well.

I liked the way Amanda told us Cassie and Declan’s story. One chapter was in the present and the next was 5 years earlier. It was very interesting!

I didn’t agree with Cassie and her decision of giving her baby. I mean, that was Declan’s kid too! If he proposed to her and he got a job and her mother could’ve help them out, then things weren’t so complicated as she thought.

I was pretty happy with the ending. Except… well, yeah. Connor. I wish… well, I should shut up. If I’d tell you what I wish, it will be a huge spoiler.

“Losing Connor’ is an amazing book about mistakes, second chances, love and drama. It showed me that true love enver dies and it always wins.

Rate: 5 stars out of 5

Review: ‘Today Only’ by D. Love

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*I’m honored to say that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!*

I’ve never thought that writing a review could be that hard. But here I am, an hour after I finished ‘Today Only’, with a broken heart, trying to write a review that can describe this book to its own brilliance. Nothing that I say here can describe it as it is.

‘Today Only’ isn’t only a book. ‘Today Only’ is a life lession. I’m 15 year old, so still a teenager. I’ve been through a lot, I suffered, I cried and I learned a lot of things. But ‘Today Only’ taught me more things that school or life could have taught me in 15 years. This book taught me to live, to appreciate every second of this life and to be happy for everything I get. ‘Today Only’ taught me to see the beauty in everything.

Not many books can make me cry or change my vision of life. But this book is very special and important. I think everyone should read it, because it holds a lot of lessions and beauty in it. After you’ll read ‘Today Only’, you’ll realize that your life isn’t as bad as you thought it is.

This book is a roller coaster of emotions. One second I was laughing because Em was so adorable, and the next second I was crying because Rye’s story was breaking my heart. I cried, I laughed, I loved, I squealed. But mainly I was crying.

I fell in love with the story and with the characters from the first page. Every singled character in this book is special and I loved them. Even though I started this book this morning and finished it a few hours later, I felt like I knew them a lifetime. I loved Em, Katy, Rye and especially Jett. I must admit that I was afraid of turning the page, afraid of what the next page will bring to Rye and Jett. I was hoping for a miracle that never came.

I am very surprised because this is D. Love’s first book! I mean, seriously. The writing-style is perfect. The characters? Well develped. The story? Beautiful. And there are  so many beautiful quotes!! It’s true that it wouldn’t be bad if the book could go through another round of editing. I found some mistakes and this book doesn’t deserve mistakes.

‘Today Only’ is a short book, I read it in one seat. Of course,the stry hooked me from the beginning.

I don’t know what else to tell you that ‘Today Only’ it’s a book worth reading. Everyone should read it. This should be a bestseller, because it’s an important book and I think everyone should read it. It tells you to love life.

‘Today Only’ is a book that I will re-read for sure. I loved every moment of it and I recommend it from the bottom of my heart! J

Oh, wanna know a thing that this book taught me?

Today Only…

If you wanna know what does this mean, read the book.

Blurb:

In life, there are times you are granted a miracle. It may not be the one you wanted exactly, but it will be the one you need. It will prepare you for the next step in your journey and help you learn to accept the life you are given, even if that life can be heartbreaking.

Rate: 5 stars out of 5