Review: “Never Let Go” by Scarlett Edwards

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Blurb:

Inspired by true events…

The first day of college gives every girl a chance to reinvent herself.

I go and screw mine up by meeting the most gorgeous guy I’ve seen in five years while talking to my cat.

But Andrew Crowner is far from judgmental. By the end of our interaction, he has me smitten by his easy manner and kind smile. And from the way his eyes linger on me before he leaves, I start to think that maybe I’ve caught his attention, too.

I let myself believe that luck may finally be on my side. That is, until I stumble on my roommate, and her overnight guest: Spencer Ashford.

Lean, tattooed, and sexy as sin, Spencer is exactly the type I need to avoid. I would have no trouble with that… were it not for his swift and inexplicable interest in me.

Suddenly, I go from a girl with next-to-no experience with boys to one caught in the crosshairs of two completely different men.

Andrew’s interest is wholesome and sweet. Spencer’s is edgy and raw. My choice should be easy. But there are always complications, and sometimes, matters of the heart take the least expected turns.

Review:

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

When I read the synopsis for ‘Never Let Go’, I was very impressed and curious. Of course, I wanted to read it. Because it sounded different and wonderful.

Well, after reading ‘Never let go’, I can say that it is a wonderful book, but I can’t say it’s very different from all the NA books out there. And although I liked it and read it in, like, one day, I didn’t love it.  This was a 3 stars for me.

Ok, so the first pages are wonderful. Loved them. Seriously. Loved them. Those pages made me want to read more from this book. So I read. But then I was a little disappointed because the book was starting to bore me and roll my eyes. Don’t get me wrong. I liked the book, but there were some things that annoyed me and made me roll my eyes in annoyance.

But let’s start with the pros, shall we?

Spencer is awesome. Man, I loved him! You know, he’s that character that makes the book worth reading! He’s awesome, he’s cool, he’s funny, he’s flirty and charming, but he’s also very caring and he has  agreat heart. He’s the character with the funny and dirty mind, but he’s also got a dark side AND a soft side. Very complex character.

I really, really liked the dialogues. They were very smart, playful, very entertaining and flirty. I think that the dialogues are the strong point about ‘Never let go’. They make you wanna read more and more.

The action is somehow captivating and entertaining, but sometimes I felt like it was a little rushed, like the author didn’t pay enough attention to the details or to the action. I felt this way especially when there was a “dramatic” situation. It was like the author had inspiration and wrote something dramatic, but she rushed it, without giving a dramatic tone or feeling. It’s kind of hard to explain what I felt. The idea is that the bok felt rushed sometimes.

There were some clichees in this book, some scenes that are overused in NA books. But even though they made me roll my eyes, they also made me smile and laugh sometimes.  Also, you can find some really cute scenes in ‘Never let go’ that will make you giggle. Basically if Spencer is involved in them. 😀

My biggest problem with this book was Paige. I seriously think she was a hypocrite. I mean, like, in the beginning, she is furious about walking on Spencer in the bathroom, after he asked her if she’ll be at the party. Seriously?! He just asked If  you’d be there! He didn’t invite you! And you knew about his reputation. Did you think you were special? UGH! And if you were so upseat about Andrew, why did you flirt and laugh with Spencer? Then why did you kiss Andrew if you were upseat about Spencer?! One minute you were thinking about Spencer and then Andrew was around and you’d completelly forget about him and vice versa. It was really annoying. You were pretending that you’re torn between them, but you were not. Very annoying thing. And sometimes you were a prude, not a good girl. Now, don’t think I hate Paige, because I don’t. I have to admit that there were times when I really liked her, because she was smart and happy and a really good friend. But there were some other times, when I wanted to yell at her.

I still don’t know what Paige’s story is and this kind of annoyed me. Some mystery is good, but when the authos keep hinting about her life before and never actually says anything about it, it’s kind of annoying.

Overall, ‘Never Let Go’ is an easy, fun, romantic read. You will have fun with Spencer and his silly remarks. I definitely recommend this book if you are a sucker for NA stories or for love triangles. J

Rate: 3 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: “Stim” by Kevin Berry

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Blurb:

Robert is different. He has Asperger’s Syndrome. He experiences the world differently to 99% of the population. Follow his entertaining and highly empathetic story as he struggles to realise and accept who he really is, try to understand other people—which he cannot—and find a girlfriend. Especially find a girlfriend—he’s decided it’s his special project for the year. Accompanied on this transformative journey by his quirky flatmates, Chloe (who also has Asperger’s, amongst other things), Stef (who hasn’t, but doesn’t mind) and their oddly-named kitten, Robert endures a myriad of awkward moments in his quest to meet a nice, normal girl…and not even a major earthquake will stop him.

This absorbing and humorous story is starkly told from Robert’s point of view, through the kaleidoscope of autistic experience.

Review:

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

I was really excited when I read about ‘Stim’. I am a lover of stories about sick people or people who have different syndrems. I don’t know why I love this kind of books… I just do! So when I read about ‘Stim’ I wanted immediately to read it.

‘Stim’ is a great book that I enjoyed! It helped me understand what exactly the Asperger’s Syndrome is. Kevin has a great way to let you in this different world. I haven’t read any other books about ASD, so I don’t have any other book I can compare Stim with. But, from what I read, I think this is the best book you can read if you want to find out more about Asperger Syndrome. ‘Stim’ is written by  someone who knows what it’s like to be an Aspie.

Of course, I found pros and cons in this book. But overall, ‘Stim’ is a book that anyone can enjoy.

First of all, it’s very easy to read. There won’t be any dark emotions or feelings to cope with because of this book. It’s kind of a light book, but there will be some times when you will feel a little sad for Robert. He’s going through some really hard and awkward things.

Also, ‘Stim’ is very funny. Robert’s cluelessness about some things and his way of wondering was freaking funny! And his way of being so polite even when he was in situations where he should be a little mouthy cracked me up! Oh, and let’s not forget about the last scene in this book!It was very funny, but maybe a little exaggerated. I mean, even as a Aspie, you can’t possible not know how to have sex, right?

I think Kevin captured this world, the Aspie world, in an amazing way! You can actually understand how hard is it for an Aspie to live among so many normal people. I’ve always respected people with different syndroms, but now, that I got a closer look, I respect them even more!

Oh, but don’t think I’ve forgot about Chloe! O.M.G. I LOVED THIS GIRL! She was so crazy and so… soo… talkativ! She’s very funny, but also smart and determinated. I think she’s my favorite character from ‘Stim’. Chloe is just really special.

I think the characters are really well created, especially the Aspies. I could easily connect with them and it didn’t took me long to see their true selves.

There was a think that bothered me: the book seemed a little too rushed. I felt like sometimes the author didn’t pay enough attention to some scenes or some details that were important to the story. Too many things happen in a short time. I also felt like the way Chloe and Robert declared their feelings in the end was a little weird, brusque and rushed.

Also, I think the book ended a little too brusque. I would’ve liked one more chapter.

All in all, as I said, ‘Stim’ is a book anybody can read and enjoy. I think it is a great way to find out more about Aspies and Asperger Syndrome. Robert’s story will let you in a world that will make you realize that people with different syndromes are as normal as we are. They are just a little bit more different than us. Definitely recommended!

Rate: 3.5 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: “Tripping me up” by Amber Garza

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Blurb:

 

I may not have special powers, but sometimes I think I’m invisible. No one in my high school seems to notice me at all. When they finally do it’s because the popular Tripp Bauer accidently smacks me in the face with a wad of paper. Talk about humiliating.

Only now he keeps talking to me.

At first it was to apologize, and I figured once I forgave him he’d go away. But he doesn’t, and now my feelings for him are starting to grow. And that scares me. Guys like Tripp Bauer don’t fall for girls like me. Or do they?

Review:

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

O.M.G.!!! This book is perfect!! I couldn’t find it any flaw!  I am speechless!

“Tripping me up” is such a sweet book! It’s one of my favorite love stories! Yes, it may seem like a common story: unpopular/invisible girl  falls for the popular/hot guy that everyone wants and they have a perfect relationship that no one agrees with. BUT! There’s a lot more about “Tripping me up”.

First, Tripp is not your typical hot guy. He’s not arrogant, stupid, happy, free or careless. No. He’s kind,sweet, careful, smart and so-not-free-or-happy.He has a dad that is tyrant. He doesn’t swear and he respects the people around him. I was very impressed because he never told Hadley that she’s hot. He always told her that she’s beautiful. I think this says a lot about Tripp and about the book.

Hadley is very sweet. She’a a normal girl, with a great heart and mind. I lvoed her from the start.

OMG I totally loved Sonya!! She was an absolute bitch! I still get angry thinking about her!!

Hadley and Tripp are very sweet together. Their love isn’t the kind of insta-love we are used to. Tripp had to fight a little to get Hadley to trust him. Loved this thing!

There’s a lot of intrigue that made me read without a break. I wasz very curiosu to find out what is Hadley’s secret and if Tripp will take attitude in front of his dad.

“Tripping me Up” (I see what you did here, Amber!! ;)) ) is the knd of book that breaks your heart. And then it heals it. It’s a book that it’s so intense and sad, but in the same time it gives you a reason to smile and laugh. It melted my heart. I laughed, I cried, I smiled, I giggled and I got angry while reading it.

The editing is perfect done! Whoever did it, did an amazing job!

Again, I loved “Tripping me up”. It’s a book that stays ith you long after you’ve read it. And I can honestly say that this book will always have a special place in my heart!

Rate: 5.5 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: ‘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: ‘Catching Liam’ by Sophia Bleu

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Blurb:

Twenty-one year-old Jillian Nichols only has one rule when it comes to boys: catch and release. Boy-catching isn’t just a game for Jillian and her friends, it’s a lifestyle. After all, boys might be good for a dance or a drink and certainly a little under-cover action of the scandalous variety, but expect much else and you’re bound for heart ache.

So when her best friends and fellow boy catchers start dropping like flies junior year, Jillian is determined to keep boys in her bedroom and out of her heart. Until she meets Liam McAvoy, the kind of guy that sticks around to make waffles and who can’t—or perhaps won’t—take a hint.

Study abroad student Liam doesn’t want to be another notch on Jillian’s bedpost. Actually he has much more interesting ideas for Jillian and her bedposts, but his student visa’s set expiration date means he can’t promise her forever. That doesn’t mean he’s going to walk away from the challenge of discovering why Jillian is hell-bent at keeping people at a distance.

Before long, neither is sure who is catching who—or if they’re playing for keeps. Jillian knows one thing though: falling in love will not only break the only rule of boy-catching, it could also break her heart.

Review:

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

Can I keep fangirling over this book? No? Yeah, that’s what I thought. I need to gather my thoughts and write a coherent review. But it’s a little bit difficult after 2 days since I finished the book.

I.LOVED.IT.! “Catching Liam” is one of the best love stories I’ve read this year and definitely one of the best books. It has everything I need in a book.

First, Liam. Oh, Liam. Delicious! Absolutely delicious, in a Scottish way. While I was reading ‘Catching Liam’  I could almost imagine his voice and his lovely accent. How amazing is this?! Apart of his damn-I’d-like-to-marry-you accent, he’s smart. Really smart. And hot. Really, really hot. And caring. And lovely. And he cookes. Waffles. Delicious waffles. I bet it’s delicious to watch him cooking them too.

Jillian. No, I didn’t think she was a whore, even though she was having a one night stand every Wednesday. I thought she was broken and she didn’t know how to cope her feelings. I actually thought that she was a really good girl inside, but the people around herand her situation made her act like this.

Liam and Jillian. PER-FECT. They are so great together, I immediately fell in love with them! She was sarcastic, uninterested in a relationship and crazy. He was smart, sarcastic too, and totally interested in a relationship. And I think he is a good influence for Jill. And those super hot scenes. Damn it!

Now, the scenerio. Well, it may seem a clichee. A girl and a guy having fun for a night fall in love with each other, but life doesn’t want to let them be happy. But something about this book, maybe the dramatic situation of Jillian, made it very unique. I really loved the atmosphere, the whole ‘Liam, leave me along, I don’t want a relationship’ thing was pretty funny. Jillian’s frustation towards Liam insistence made me laugh with tears.

Jillian’s best friends cracked me up. Seriosuly, they are some of the best characters ever! Absolutely loved them!

Even though this is a pretty funny book, there’s always something that made me sad. Maybe the references to Jill’s condition, maybe their faith, maybe the unfairness of the situation. I don’t know exaclty, but I assure you that I was sad many times while reading the book.

After I read the first 20%, I immediately fpund myself attracked to the characters and to the story. I wanted to read because I wanted to find out what is wrong with Jill and I was very curious to see if Liam will get a chance from Jill. Plus, the writing style makes it even an easier read. I read “Catching Liam” in a seat because I just loved it!And because a Scottish hottie was a character. Now judge me.

Jillian’s mother… I wanted to punch her. Hard. She is the most annoying mother ever! I mean, seriosuly, who treats her own child this way?! What a b***h!

The ending was amazing! Loved it! But I’d really like a sequel to Liam and Jill’s story. I’d like to see what happened to them, how they ended up. But I guess we will find out more about them in “Teaching Roman”.

I do believe that “Catching Liam” is the next big hit. It’s one of those books that everyone talks about and you see it everywhere. I am really happy I read this book and I think you sould read it too!

‘Catching Liam’ will stay with you long after you’ve finished it. One of the best book that had been released this year!

Rate: 5 stars out of 5

Review: ‘The Edge of Never’ by J.A. Redmerski

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Review:

*I was provided with an ARC of this book from the publisher. Thank you!*

Hm… I just… it’s so hard to write this review. It’s been a week since I finished this book and I can’t get over it. It left a huge mark on my and I’ll need some time to be able to think about it without crying.

This book, ‘The Edge of Never’, was perfect, in my opinion. It’s one of those books that you absolutely love and you just want to sit down and read until you pass out, but you don’t. You don’t read too much in a day, because you are too afraid that you’ll finish it quickly. You are afraid of saying Goodbye to the characters, to the story, to the author.

This book is perfect for several reasons: it’s different. I mean, how many books are out there where the main characters are falling In love in a road-trip? The characters are ah-maizing! OMG, I’ll detail it later. There are so many things happening in just 465 pages that you don’t have time to breathe. This is such an intense and emotional book! I cried my eyes out so many times!!

I received this book in May or April. May I think. When I received It I was very excited and wanted immediately to read it!! But I had to put it down for some reasons. Then… I was a little afraid to pick it up again. No, I wasn’t afraid that it would disappoint me.  I was afraid that I would be heartbroken, that I will fall in love so much with the characters that it would be too hard to put it down.

Well, yes. I fell in love with the characters and it was hard to finish this book. I was down for an entire day after I finished it and nothing could bring me down. And the fact that I have to wait until November (November?! Are you kidding me?) makes me cry.

As I said, the book is very different. It started out as a normal book. A broken girl is afraid to love. Her best friend tried to hook her up with someone, but she refuses. Her best friend’s boyfriend tries to hit on her and when she tells her best friend about this, she calls her a ‘lying bitch’. So Cam lost everything. She runs away, and on her way to nowhere, she meets her save. And this is where the unique part starts. Andrew is a sexy-as-hell guy but he’s as broken as Camryn. They try to reasist the chemistry between them, but the heart always gets what he wants. What I found so different about this is the scenary these things happen: on a road-trip. I’ve never read a book like this before but it was amazing!

The character? Well… this is the best thing about the book. No, actually, this book doesn’t have a ‘best things’. Everything about ‘The Edge of Never’ is a ‘best thing’. But the characters… well, they are my favorite characters ever.

Camryn. She’s smart. Funny.Independent. Borken. Caring. Broken . Loving. Broken. She has a though past but this is the thing about her. I don’t think she would’ve been the same if she would’ve been a spoiled brat. Her past made her strong, special. I love her presonality so much!

Andrew.He’s sexy. Broken. Smart. Borken. Funny. Sexy. Charming. Borken. Strong. Sexy. He’s got tattoos. He’s always flirting. He’s dominating. He’s caring.Loving. Lovely. He’s everything a girl could want. But he’s… not as strong as he seems. And I’m not talking about his personality.

Camryn and Andrew. I haven’t seen a stronger and more obvious chemistry than their chemistry. They were made for each other. Andrew is everything Camryn can’t be. Camryn is everything Andrew can’t be. They are two piece of a broken heart.

This was such an emotional roller coaster for me and I think for everyone. I laughed. I cried. I screamed.I kicked.I giggled. I was in love.I hated. I felt everything a human being can feel. But mainly I was laughing. The banter and flirt between Andrew and Camryn was so funny, but in the same time it was so deep and meaningful that I was laughing and crying in the same time. This is a book of an amazing depth that you don’t find anywhere.

The Edge of Never is not just a deep, funny or heart breaking book. This is sexy as hell. There were some scenes…. Holy cow! Incredible!

So many things happening here… well, I’ll say just this. When everything seemed to be all right, BAM! That plot twist made me screams, kick, and cry. I couldn’t believe that J.A. did such a thing to one of those wonderful characters!

Speaking about the author… well, she was born to do this. Her book screams talent. She was made to do this. She was born to write this book. J.A. is one of the best author we have. She makes her world so believeble, her characters so real, the relationship between her characters so realistic that I was wondering sometimes if this really happened.Plus, her writing-style… Jesus!I don’t have words to describe it. Just read the book and find by yourself.

I can’t tell you how much I loved this book. It’s brilliant!! It deserves more than 5 stars!! But… November? Seriously?Ok then, I’ll read J.A. other books.

Now.You.The One reading this. Stop everything you’re reading, put you’re currently readint title down and pick this up. You won’t regret it, like I didn’t.

Rate: 7 stars out of 5.

Blurb:

–The New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling blockbuster–

Sometimes life takes you off course . . .

THE EDGE OF NEVER

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she’s ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever?

Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ – Adult Contemporary Women’s – New Adult Fiction