Book Review + Author Interview: “Rockin’ the Heart” by Gracen Miller

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Hello, guys! Because today is January 23rd and it’s my turn in the “Rockin’ the Heart” blog tour, you will be able to read a review I was dying to post and an amazing interview with a great author:  Gracen Miller.  🙂

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Blurb:

If music nourishes the soul…

Loved by millions, but shunned by blood, Heath “Fang”Fangor has led his band, Hot Wired, to the top while others have fallen by the wayside. He devoted his life to music, and from that devotion harvested a new family—his band mates and fans.

A man can desire nothing else…or can he?

Living in the shadow of her brother’s fame sucks! Sam Collins is desperate to have what she wants—a simple and uncomplicated life. She’s no stranger to scandals and how they work. Now that she’s inadvertently dragged Fang into the center of her latest gossip, could the scandal she created in her quest for freedom have gone too far?

Amid stardom the heart stages a new melody…

Fang has more fame and fortune than he will ever need, but none of that matters if he can’t have the woman of his dreams. Years have been wasted waiting for the right moment to approach the woman his heart desires above all others. There’s just one major problem…she’s his best friend’s sister. To have her, he will have to risk it all.

One that might be responsible for Rockin the Heart!

Review:

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

When one of my best friends and an amazing author, Nely Cab, told me about this book, I was really excited about it and I immediately wanted to read it. It sounded like something I needed to read. Plus, I’ve never read a book written by Gracen Miller before and I really wanted to. So you can imagine how excited I was when I got my copy for review directly from the author.

Well, people, I was right. ‘Rockin’ the Heart ‘ was something I definitely needed to read. It was fresh, hot and exactly the book I needed to get my out of the boredom I was in that period.

I really, really liked ‘Rockin the Heart’. It was more than I expected. And yes, if you are a fan of New Adult books with hot characters, then this is the right book for you.

This book captivated me from the beginning. Even though I couldn’t read more than an hour a day, my mind was often with the characters. I was wondering what will happen next and what will be their next move. The author has a talent to get you in her story immediately after you’ve started reading, and I find this thing amazing!

The story has a special atmosphere. It’s really exciting and special. It’s like you are listening to rock music. Kinda fitting, huh? But Gracen knew how to describe the atmosphere of being on tour, being in a rock band and being famous. She also knew how to write so you can actually feel it. I loved this thing! I always enjoy reading a book that can give you a glimpse of the famous life.

I loved Heath and Sam. They were two characters that you can’t not love. Sam is strong, unpredictable, independent and smart – sometimes. Sometimes she is childish, really silly and she takes wrong decisions.I admired her for her strength. I liked the way she acted in difficult situations. Same thing with Heath. Even though he was a celebrity, he was levelheaded. And very sexy. I liked the way he followed his heart and mind, in the same time. Even though he was sometimes reckless. Heath and Sam make a perfect couple. I personally think they are perfect for each other. They both have strong personalities and they bot know what they want from their lifes. Plus, it’s obvious they love each other.

Oh and don’t get me started about Derringer and Keys. Man, I loved them! They were crazy, funny, caring and adorable. Loved them both.

But I didn’t like Jase. He was really annoying and even though I knew he wanted to protect his sister, he acted wrong. His decisions and actions were annoying. Yes, I have an older brother that is overprotective. But he never acted this way. I think Jase should’ve respected his sister’s decisions and feelings and stop being so protective and annoying. It was her life, after all.

There are some great plot twists that will definitely shock you and make you want to read faster. Gracen surprises he readers will some great plot twists. The last one, though, scared the hell out of me. Even though I didn’t like Jase very much, I didn’t want anything bad to happen with him.

Sometimes the pace was a little dragged and there were moments when it bored me. But there were many moments of this kind and they passed quickly.

I am happy with the ending. And yes, I will definitely read other books from Gracen Miller. I like her writing style a lot.

I recommend ‘Rockin the Heart’ to every fan of New Adult books. If you are a YA reader though, you might want to know that there is some sex in this book. It didn’t bother me at all, though.

A great book, with an unique atmosphere and an amazing love story. You will love the characters and you’ll get so involved into the book that at some point you’ll forget about the world around you.

Rate: 4.5 stars out of 5

Buy links + author links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gracen.miller

Website: http://www.gracen-miller.com

Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/665218190162750/

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Gracen-Miller/112564408814796

Blog: http://gracen-miller.blogspot.com

Twitter: @GracenMiller

Buy links:

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Rockin-Heart-Wired-Gracen-Miller-ebook/dp/B00HXOF6S2/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1390192603&sr=8-10&keywords=gracen+miller

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rockin-the-heart-gracen-miller/1118090943?ean=2940148298076

About the author:

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Gracen is a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a “normal” person in southern society.  When not writing, she’s a full-time basketball/football/guitar mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband. She’s addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels, movies, Alabama football and coffee…addictions are not necessarily in order of priority. She’s convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and blending coffee and writing together generates the perfect creative merger. Many of her creative worlds are spawned from coffee highs. To learn more about Gracen and her writing or to leave her a comment, visit her at the following sites:

Website: www.gracen-miller.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gracen.miller

Interview with Gracen:

1.Hello,Gracen!It’s a pleasure to have you on my blog. Would you like to tell us something about you,please?

Gracen: Thanks for having me, Bianca!

Hello…my name is Gracen and I’m a coffee addict—aka nectar of the gods. I also collect crosses and skulls, which some might think is a weird combo.

2.Would you tell something to us about your book?

Gracen: Rockin’ the Heart is my favorite of all the books I’ve written…and I didn’t want to write it. At the heart of the story is love and what sacrifices people will make for those they love.

3.How did you come up with the story?

Gracen: Back in my early twenties I wrote a couple of chapters to a story about a girl who falls in love with her brother’s best friend. I found it about a month before I started writing Rockin’ the Heart. In some way or another, I’ve fantasized for years about a girl who grew up with a guy and falls in love with him. I don’t know why this particular daydream appeals to me, but it has and still does. I’d never written the storyline because it didn’t fit with my paranormal genre.

4.When did you start writing?

Gracen: My first introduction to writing was a 6th grade English homework project. I’ve been writing ever since then.

5.Who or what inspires you?

Gracen: I can receive inspiration from anywhere. Sometimes it’s a random comment from a friend that inspires an entire storyline shift. Lyrics in a song, a photo I see in my newsfeed on Facebook, or even a news event have all spawned inspiration and found ways into a storyline.

6.Which is your favourite book series or book?Why?

Gracen: Wow! That’s tough. I have several favorite authors and they all write series. Some of my favorite indie authors are Aline Hunter, Kendall Grey and Ann Mayburn. My two favorite traditionally NY published authors are Nalini Singh and Kresley Cole.

7.Which is your favorite movie?

Gracen: Dirty Dancing or Underworld…I can’t decide which one I like best.

8.What advice would you give to someone who wants to publish a book?

Gracen: Be realistic and don’t expect to sell a million books with your first publication. It might happen, but statistically speaking it ain’tlikely. Work hard, keep writing and nevergive up! And the best form of marketing is to write a second, third, fourth, etc. book.

9. What kind of music do you like?

Gracen: I’m partial to hard rock. Some of my favorite groups are Five Finger Death Punch, Sick Puppies, Alter Bridge, and Papa Roach.

10.Did you ever want to be a mystical creature?

Gracen: Who doesn’t? lol So, yes, I’d love to be a mystical creature. But getting me to decide on just one would be tough because I’d want to have all their superpowers.

11.How and when did you decide that you’d like to publish your book?

Gracen: I went the traditional route first and submitted to publishers. After I got my feet wet with a publisher and learned more about the trade, I decided to try self-publishing. I love the control self-publishing gives me over my books.

12. Do you have a message for my blog’s followers?

Gracen: You can never have too many book boyfriends!

Giveaway:

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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

Blog Tour: “Reckless” by Danielle Weiler (Book Review)

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Reckless by Danielle Weiler
Publication date: August 9th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

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Synopsis:

‘Are you going to ask me in?’ he replied, a cheeky smile forming on the edges of his lips. Then he leaned towards me conspiratorially. ‘We aren’t strangers, you know.’

Milly Benton wants it all to go away. Wants to flip the bird to the nightmares and her parent’s grief and the incessant questions about when she’s going to make something of herself.

But when her parents exile her to the country, Milly has to cope with her annoyingly helpful aunt and three cousins instead. Bitter at the hand she’s been dealt, Milly has stopped dreaming of a future.

In steps Jerome with his tormented blue eyes. Familiar from her childhood and as broken as she. They need each other. But how can they forget?

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Review:

*I was provided with a free copy of this book for the blog tour. Thank you!*

“Reckless” is a book that you need to read when you are bored of all those cheesy, sappy New Adult novels. Why? Because it makes ou realize that there is still hope for New Adult authors. There are still talented authors that write because this is what they like to do, not because it’s cool.

I have to recognize, even though the story hooked me from the beginning, my first feelings for the book after reading the first pages were like ‘Meh, I don’t know.’ Milly annoyed me to pieces. I couldn’t believe how stupid she was. How could she allow Pierre to treat her like that?! And why? Also, it seemed a little bit like a shallow story, about a girl who whores aroung and gets treated like shit. But, after Milly is sent to live with her aunt, the situation changes. Milly is not stupid anymore. The story is nowhere near shallow. And from a feeling of meh-i-don’t-know I came to a feeling of OMG-blown-away!

I appreciated a lot of things at this book, but what I loved the most about it is that is different. Let me tell you some examples. What broke Milly wasn’t a bad experience with a guy. It was the death of her twin. Oh, and Jeremy wasn’t just abs. It was his eyes that Milly was crazy about. And the list could go on.

The story may seem sad, heart breaking.It isn’t. This book did not make me cry. Yes, it’s a tragic story. Yes, it made me sad, but it also made me feel joy. It made me smile. Milly’s story isn’t just tragic. It’s also a beautiful story about learning how to live again. It’s a beautiful love story that warmed my heart.

Uf, I have so much to say about ‘Reckless’!

This book taught me that coping with my feelings is the best thing I can do. It taught me that there is always hope. Milly’s journey through fining herself also taught me not to give up. There’s always someone or something that will save you even when you don’t want to be saved.

The plot is very hooking an easy to ‘get along with’. I was hooked by Milly’s story immediately after I started reaing it. The mix between the present time and the past time was one of my favorite things at ‘Reckless’. The author chose to tell and show us Milly and Christian’s story in a different, but great way. I loved those flashes from the past and they way Milly would still talk to Christian. It showed that the story has a strong background, which means that the author tought the story before she wrote it down.

There are twon plot twists that will shock you an will change the story entirely.

Now to the characters.

As I said before, in the beginning, I didn’t like Milly at all. She was really stupid and she acted like a brainless brat. But as the story goes on, we get to meet the real Milly, the one who isn’t hiding behind a wall of indiference. Milly is a sweet, determinated, caring, smart and funny girl. She can get scared sometimes, but she sure as hell knows how to stand up for herself. The way she cared about Rose and her coursins showed her true self.

Jerome is a great guy. I really liked it. A lot. Even though, I have to admit… I feel like I don’t know his personality that well. But maybe I didn’t focus my attention enough on him, or maybe the author didn’t. But he’s a great guy and he’s perfect for Milly.

Ava. I didn’t like her, honestly. She was selfish, crazy in a wrong way, a bad influence for Milly and a bad friend. I didn’t like her.

Same thing with Pierre. I felt that something was wrong with him from the beginning. Such a jerk!

Milly’s parents we obviously broken. But their change of attitude near the end was a little too abrupt. I felt like it came out of the blue, to be honest.

Rose was one of my favorite characters. She was so sweet! Same thing with Milly’s cousin and with Sheily. I liked them.

Overall, the characters felt real and well portrated. A strong point of this book are the characters.

Milly and Jerome’s relationship was perfect. It was different and beautiful. It was never about sex between them. There aren’t steamy scenes in this book. Their kisses were just pure kisses. They were kissing to show their feelings, not to turn each other on. It wasn’t Jerome’s good looks that made Molly fall for him. It was his personality and the feeling that came along with him.

The writing style is oh-so-beautiful. Loved it! It’s beautiful, and dramatic, and cursive, an sometimes funny. It’s exactly the way I like it. Lo-ved it! It’s so hooking an it makes the book easy to read. I love the dialogue. It’s smart, funny, deep… and I love it! 😀

There’s so much more I hve to say about ‘Reckless’, but I’ve already wrote 4 pages and I don’t want to bore you.

Oh, one more thing. I really like the cover.

It just pisses me off that “Reckless” isn’t a bestseller already. Everyone shoudl read this book! People, this is a must read! Go read it! At least, give it a try! You might be surprised and find your new fav book. There’s so much hiding between the pages of this book that it’s overwhelming. A powerful story about a girl finding her true self, a beautiful love story and awesome characters. Highly recommended!

Rate: 5 stars out of 5

About the author:

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Danielle Weiler loves all things written. She has her best story ideas in the middle of the night when there’s no chance to remember them the next day. Her first YA novel, Friendship on Fire, was published in 2011. Reckless is Danielle’s first novel for new adults. She has lived and taught high school in New South Wales and Victoria but prefers the sunny weather in Perth. She is kept company by her husband, son and naughty cat, Ginger.
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Blog Tour: “Blissfire” by D.e.e.L. (Book Review)

*This review it is not written by me, but by o friend of mine, Deea. *

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Book Synopsis:

Indulge yourself with these ten stories surrounding the endless chase for bliss that we are all constantly running. Each story focuses on a character that is striving to find that happiness that will change everything. Some chase after their dreams, others need to fill the wounds of their hearts, and some even need to be reminded of who they truly are. From down into a bottle to writing under a bridge, bliss comes to us in many forms. Each story pushes and compels you into the next as you meet new people and learn their worlds of mind. Written in a poetic tone, this collection offers a read from the heart.
I was chasing my own bliss while writing this, filling the wounds of my own heart just as each character does. Follow them along and join in their strides for the eternal bliss we all crave, perhaps even discovering your own during the ride.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Blissfire-ebook/dp/B00A97JFRS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380834573&sr=8-1&keywords=blissfire

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Review:

First of all I want to thank the author for the chance to read this book. I was not sure from the beginning what to expect from it but as soon I started reading it I realized that it was different and that in a good way. The writing style was captivating although a little confusing at times because some stories were narrated in first person and others in third person. If I had to describe this book in one word that would be sad and maybe a little bit depressing but the beauty of it lays in the fact that every story presents a real human being with its struggles and confusions. It’s easy to find yourself in at least one of the ten stories.

The one that I enjoyed and I somehow found myself was the very first: White Abyss. The story presents a young writer unsatisfied with his life. He feels the need to make a change in his life and in order to chase his dreams he is willing to make some sacrifices. He decides to put a stop at his studies because he can only think at writing and decides to move in a bigger city at an old friend. Why I liked the story so much? Because of the character. Although leaving school might not be a very smart option I think that making this decision showed how brave he is. Not everyone is willing to give up to a stable life in order to fulfill his dreams. I guess that sometimes in life you need to make some choices and some bring you joy, but not stability and others bring you stability and that’s all.

I loved the other stories as well, most of them dealt with lonely and unhappy characters longing for a change at some point in their life. This was truly a book with deeper meaning than other books, with real persons as characters. And even if the stories didn’t have the traditional “happy ever after” ending, Blissfire was a unique and beautiful reading.

About the author:

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D.e.e.L has been writing most of his life; though as a child the stories made much less sense and contained much fewer words, as well as some poorly drawn pictures. Becoming anything but a writer has never been something to cross his mind (though he currently works a day job which makes it that much more painful). He grabs any second within the ticking hands to create new worlds of words and chooses some of them to post online to his many blogs; hoping only to have at least one person obtain a smile upon reading. He has one story collection out so far titled “Blissfire” , which is available on lulu.com, and many other stories and poetry collections on Smashwords. He also wrote this entire bio himself, which made wording things rather awkward and he hopes that he doesn’t sound conceited.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Deeliopunk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeeLioPunk

Tumblr: http://deeliopunk.tumblr.com/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5828599.D_e_e_L?from_search=true

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DeeL

Blog: http://deeliopunk.wordpress.com

Groovy Cool Writers: http://groovycoolwriters.wix.com/groovycoolwriters#!home/mainPage

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Review: “My date from hell” by Tellulah Darling

*This post is part of the Sassy Girl Swoony God Tourney. *

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Blurb:

Sophie Bloom’s junior year has been a bit of a train wreck. After the world’s greatest kiss re-awakened Sophie’s true identity as Persephone (Goddess of Spring and Savior of Humanity), she fought her dragon-lady guidance counselor to the death, navigated mean girl Bethany’s bitchy troublemaking, and dealt with the betrayal of her backstabbing ex, Kai (sexy Prince of Darkness). You’d think a girl could catch a break.

Yeah, right.

With Zeus stepping things up, it’s vital that Sophie retrieve Persephone’s memories and discover the location of the ritual to stop Zeus and Hades. So when Aphrodite strikes a deal that can unlock Sophie’s pre-mortal past, what choice does the teen goddess have but to accept?

The mission: stop media mogul Hermes from turning Bethany into a global mega-celebrity. The catch? Aphrodite partners Sophie and Kai to work together … and treat this suicide mission as a date. Which could work out for Sophie’s plan to force Kai to admit his feelings for her–if she doesn’t kill him first.

Add to that the fact that BFF Theo’s love life and other BFF Hannah’s actual life are in Sophie’s hands, and suddenly being a teenager—even a godlike one—seems a bit like … well, hell. Whatever happened to dinner and a movie?

The YA romantic comedy/Greek mythology fireworks continue to fly inMy Date From Hell. Love meets comedy with a whole lot of sass in book two of this teen fantasy romance series. Breaking up is easy; dating is deadly.

Review:

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

I read the first book of this series in March 2013 and I loved it. It was one of my favorite books that month, so you can imagine how long and hard I’ve been waiting to read “My date from hell”. I was super excited when I received the book and started reading it. Of course, since I’ve loved ‘My ex from hell’, I had great expectation from the second book of this series.

“My date from hell” didn’t disappoint me. In fact, it blown me away. I loved this book.

Even though I read it in about 2 weeks, it isn’t because I didn’t like it. It’s because I was starting school and had a few books to read ahead of this. But “My date from hell” was one of the best fantasy book I’ve read this year.

Since I’ve finished ‘My ex from hell’, I’ve missed Sophie and her gang, her craziness and her way of resolving problems. I’ve also missed Kai. Like, a lot. And I’ve missed the world created by Tellulah.I’ve missed the series. Period.

I’ve laughed my ass off while reading this book. “My date from hell” is even funnier than “My ex from hell”. Sophie’s is even crazier, the other characters are even funnier, Hannah’s even smarter and funnier, Kai is hotter, the book is even more hooking… everything is “more” about “My date from hell”.

Hm… I really don’t know how to write this review. My mind is like blank yet full of things I want to say, but it’s kind of hard to put them in some kind of order so I can write a good review.

This book is packed of action and suspense. I held my breathe all the time while reading it, because there are so many blog twists and so many things that make you sit on the edge of your seat, holding your breathe and reading like a maniac. The intrigue is even better than in ‘My ex from hell’ and this is why I loved this book so much. It just kept me guessing all the time.

Of cours, the characters are so… so… awesome! And funny, and smart and, in Kai’s case,so hot. I loved Sophie so much in this volume. The same with Kai. And I think they are perfect for each other. I’m happy with everything that happened in this book. Well, with almost everything that happened in it.

The end was BOOM! Loved it! But I won’t say anything about it because I don’t want to spoil anything.

I love this series because it’s funny. It’s so funny that sometimes I laughed with tears. The way Sophie and everyone speak is just so awesome, and her way of acting, and the situations… so funny! And awesome! J

Even though “My date from hell” is a fantas novel, the character fell and the world feel very real. It surprised me sometimes, how real Sophie and Kai felt and how I thought that they were real people.

I want everyone to read this book. I want everyone to enojoy it, to meet Kai and Sophie, to be engaged in this amazing story. Because “The Blooming Goddess” trilogy is such an amazing trilogy that it just pisses me off that people don’t read it as much as I’d like.

When is the next book coming out? Tellulah, please, please hurry up! I need the 3rd book as soon as possible!!

“My date from hell” is an amazing book. If you want to laugh and read a book that will make you hold you breathe, than read this book. It’s a romantic comedy that involves hot Gods and crazy character. Read it. Now. Seriously.

Rate: 5 stars out of 5

Blog Tour: “Everything between us” by Mila Ferrera (Book review)

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Everything Between Us by Mila Ferrera
Publication date: November 5th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance

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Synopsis:

Daniel’s got everything figured out. He makes a good living as an artist … mostly through offering “private shows” to the wives of local wealthy businessmen. He never stops playing the game and never lets anyone touch his heart. But when his current fling offers him a few hundred an hour for art lessons for her reclusive, college-dropout daughter, Daniel finds himself forgetting his own rules. The girl is rude. Insulting. Incredible.

And she sees straight through him.

Stella is hiding from the world, not because she wants to, but because crippling panic attacks await her every time she tries to live a normal life. She’s determined to push everyone–including her handsome new art teacher—away. But Daniel makes it utterly impossible. The guy is irritating. Mocking. Magnetic.

And makes her want things she knows she can never have.

What starts as a battle of wills turns into passion, where giving in means facing the things that scare them most.

Purchase: 
Direct buy links will be found here come release day: 
Review:

*I was provided with a free copy of this book for the blog tour. Thank you!*

I was really excited about this book, but after my experience with New Adult  lately, I was a little afraid before I started it. I didn’t want to read another stupid story about a girl who falls in lve with a guy. I wanted more.

And I got more. I got so, so much more.

‘Everything between us’ was perfect. Now, excuse my words but… This book was fucking perfect.

I loved it. Really. I did.

I loved evey single world in this book. Even though I tried, I couldn’t kind any flaw at ‘Everything between us’. It’s my type of book and I am seriously happy that I’ve read it. I needed a read like this one after all those NA books that disappointed me.

Judging this book by this cover, I expected it to be a beautiful love story. And it was. ‘Everything between us’ is a beautiful love story. BUT! It is NOT just a love story. What I found in this story amazed me and gave me hope that there are still authors that write New Adult books but know how to be original.

Except of a beautiful love story, ‘Everything between us’ is a story about facing our fears, living our lifes and coping with our emotions. This book taught me that I can do whatever I want. It also taught me that I should always confornt my fears. And that nobody should tell me what I need to do with my life. It told me that following my heart is good.

There are two sides at this story: the hot, happy side where Daniel and Stella flirt and kiss and banter and sketch. The side that puts a smile on my face. And then there’s that other part, the one that makes me sad and nostalgic and that teaches me things. The broken side, where the characters are sad and broken and afraid. The side where Liza appears, where Stella panicks and Daniel is broken. The side that makes me loved this book. The side that it’s deep and meaningful. This side of the story and of the book that made it different and original.

The plot itself is quite unique. Stella is a troubled young woman that won’t leave her house. I won’t tell you why because it would be a huge spoiler. Daniel is an attractive guy who sells himself so he can make a living as a painter. Daniel is also a guy that won’t cope with his own feelings. In a weird way, Daniel and Stella meet each other and even though at the beginning they can’t stand each other, they quickly find themselves attracted to each other like magnets.Because they understand each other and they see through the masque they both put on. Their relationship is broken and troubled and hard, yet beautiful and mending and it made me smile. I loved their relationship, as weird as it is. I loved the way Stella could see through Daniel, or the way that Daniel would help Stella with her fears. They are perfect for each other.

The characters are so well created!! Stella’s mom, Liza? She was such a bitch, but I also loved her because through her I could see what a great author Mila is. I understood what a bitch Liza is from the very first moment when I ‘met’ her. But Mila did a great job with her. She created a character that is easy to understand and that shows the reader that the author knows how to creat and portrate a character.

Daniel is definitely a complex and interesting character too. He is very different and even though at first I thought he was like every hot guy in New Adult books, he is not. He can be sweet, he can be caring, loving, he can be anything he wants.

Stella is… I loved her. She is so strong and sweet and I just loved her. I wanted to hug her all the time. I wanted to take away all her fears and pain. I connected very easily with both her and Daniel, which is a great thing.

The writing is oh-so-beautiful. I loved it. Mila, if you read this, I want you to know that you are an amazing author. Really. Your writing is beautiful, neat and the text kind of flows from itself. You have a way of making the reader love it and your way of describing feelings are places and people is amazing.

I was hooked with this book all the time while reading it. It has that kind of story that, at a brief glance, looks simple. But when you read it, you realise that it’s complex and powerful and captivating.

I loved this book and I recommend it to everyone. You will love it, I am sure. You can’t not love a book like ‘Everything between us’. It’s a beautiful love story and a story about facing our own  fears.

Rate: 5.5 stars out of 5

About the author:

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Mila Ferrera lives in New England, where she has a family and a job and does various normal, everyday things, all while plotting novels in her head. She has a passion for writing new adult/adult romance featuring psychological twists and tortured heroes. Her own psychology internship involved plenty of consultation, but alas, no sexy Swedish doctors, and her decision to make one up is what sparked her self-publishing adventures. She’s the author of SPIRAL (available now), ONLY BETWEEN US (9/3/13), and EVERYTHING BETWEEN US (11/5/13).

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Blog Tour: “Torch” by Cambria Hebert (Book review)

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Welcome to my blog! I am very honored to part of such an awesome blog tour for such a great author! Hope my review of ‘Torch’ will convince you to read the book. 🙂

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Book Info:

Title-TORCH

Series- Take It Off  #1

By Cambria Hebert

Publication Date- August 13th, 2013

Blurb:

***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***

If you can’t take the heat… stay away from the flame.

Katie Parks has been on her own since the age of fifteen. All she’s ever wanted is a place to call her own—a life that is wholly hers that no one can take away. She thought she finally had it, but with the strike of a single match, everything she worked so hard for is reduced to a pile of smoking ash. And she almost is too.

Now she’s being stalked by someone who’s decided it’s her time to die. The only thing standing in the path of her blazing death is sexy firefighter Holt Arkain.

Katie’s body might be safe with Holt… but her heart is another story.

As the danger heats up, sparks fly and the only thing Katie knows for sure is that her whole life is about to go up in flames.

Links:

Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18249443-torch

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Torch-Take-It-Off-ebook/dp/B00EJWZ2H6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376655759&sr=8-1&keywords=torch+by+cambria+hebert

B& N Nook-  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/torch-cambria-hebert/1116471358?ean=9781938857256

B&N Paperback- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/torch-cambria-hebert/1116471358?ean=9781938857256

Smashwords- http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/355156

Review:

*I was provided with a free copy of this book for the blog tour. Thank you!*

I’ve always wanted to read one of Cambria’s books, so I was very happy when I got the chance to read ‘Torch’. It waited a long time for me on my Kindle, but I’ve finally got to read it.

I am impressed. ‘Torch’ is everything I’ve expected and a lot more. It’s definitely a New Adult book. It has an intense, hot yet sweet love story, a hero swoon-worthy, a broken main character and steamy scenes. But ‘Torch’ isn’t just that. Torch is also a story about living your life, about taking chances and about moving n.

First, this book is easy to read. Even though is has 252 pages, I’ve read it in only a day. True, I was sick in bed, but I don’t think that if I wouldn’t have been sick the situation would’ve been diferent. It has that easy pace and that beautiful writing style that it’s curvise and it hooke you. It’s like the words are flowing. And the action is very engaging and the intrigue will keep you guessing. I couldn’t put this book down.

I fell in love with the characters immediately. Hole is like Prince Charming. At some point, I really thought he’s flawless. I loved the way he took care of Katie, even when she was pushing him away. He is also very charming and sexy.

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Katie. I liked her way of thinking before doing something. She’s smart and wise, but it’s obvious that something hurt her in the past and she is trying to move on.

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Holt and Katie are really cute together. The attraction and chemistry between them… you can cut it with a knife. I liked their friendship and I kinda respected them for not jumping in a relationship without trusting and knowing each other. Their relationship is first one of the friendship even thought the attraction between them is huge.

The intrigue in ‘Torch’ will keep you guessing at the edge of your seat. I was so curious about what is going on with Katie and I wanted to find out who threatened her life and why. And when I found out the reason, I was pretty shocked. The story is a little shocking when some secrets are revealed. But it’s also intense and well written.

I liked the way that Cambria described the feelings. In fact, I like the way Cambria describes everything. She has a great way of describing things so you can imagine everything in your head.

‘Torch’ is definitely worth reading. Great story, amazing characters and excellent intrigue. I definitely recommend it!

Rate: 5 stars out of 5.

Book Info:

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Series- Take it Off # 2

By- Cambria Hebert

Publication Date- September 16th, 2013

Blurb-

You can look, but you can’t touch…

Harlow is a broke college student. When her tuition assistance is taken away, she is faced with a choice: admit to her mother she couldn’t hack it on her own or make a lot of money fast.

So she gets a good-paying job.

As a stripper.

She thought it would be easy, but it turn out being sexy is a lot harder than she thought. When a few mishaps work in her favor, she manages to hang on to her job and catch the eye of the Mad Hatter’s best-looking bartender, Cam.

She’s also caught the eye of someone who wants to do more than look, someone who’s decided she’s nothing but a tease.

As the clothes come off, Harlow finds herself caught between list and murder, The only thing she knows for sure is that her new risqué job is a lot more than she bargained for.

***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***

Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18332393-tease?from_search=true

Kindle- http://www.amazon.com/Tease-Take-It-Off-ebook/dp/B00F13MHI4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1380411070&sr=8-3&keywords=Cambria+Hebert

Paperback- http://www.amazon.com/Tease-Cambria-Hebert/dp/1938857267/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1380411070&sr=8-3

Smashwords- http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/355153

B& N Nook- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tease-cambria-hebert/1116855586?ean=2940148682790&itm=1&usri=cambria+hebert

B&N Paperback- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tease-cambria-hebert/1116855586?ean=2940148682790&itm=1&usri=cambria+hebert

 About the author:

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Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com

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GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5298677.Cambria_Hebert

Cambria’s website: http://www.cambriahebert.com

Facebook Event- https://www.facebook.com/events/629019683799931/

 

Blog Tour: “Winning me Over” by Amber Garza (Book review)

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Hello! Welcome to my blog! I am very happy to be part of Amber’s blog tour. I love her books and I especially love this one, ‘Winning me Over’. I hope my review will make you read the book. 🙂

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It’s a typical boring night at work when I first meet the mysterious and sexy Colt Lancaster. Minutes after he leaves, I’m robbed at gunpoint by a masked man.
I suspect that the two events are related.
No matter how hard Colt tries to convince me that it was all just a coincidence, my gut tells me otherwise. However, the more I get to know him the more I want to believe him. Just when he’s about to win me over, a condemning secret from his past is exposed. 
Then again, everyone deserves a second chance. Don’t they?

Review:

*I was provided with a free copy of this book for the blog tour. Thank you!*

It’s not a secret that I am a fan of Amber’s work. I’ve read all of her New Adult and Young Adult books and loved them all. I was very excited when I heard about ‘Winning me over’. Reading ‘Tripping me up’ I came to love Page and her craziness. So I was really happy when I found out that she will get her own book.

Well… ‘Winning me over’ didn’t disappoint me. In fact, it actually surprised me. Personally, I think that ‘Winning me over’ is Amber’s best book. I know I’ve probably said this in the reviews for ‘Tripping me up’ and ‘Star Struck’, but that was before ‘Winning me over’. And this showed me that Amber is one hell of an author. Her writing gets better and her plots are more beautiful with every book she writes.

‘Winning me over’ has an original plot. I don’t think it’s every day that you read a book about a girl who gets robbed and meets the love of her life in the same night. This is a plot that will have you hooked and will keep you guessing. I was dying to find out more about Colt and his past and to find out who was the robber. But Amber chose to keep her readers boiling, so I found out these things almost at the end of the book.

The characters are well portrated and you can easily connect with them. Paige is a leader. I loved her. She knows how to stand up for herself and how to be her own self. She is probably one of my favorite characters ever because we are so much alive. I realized it soon after I started reading the book that Paige is like my twin sister.

Colt is a mysterious character and a total sweetheart. Even though he can appear as a badass to some people, he is, in fact, one of the greatest guy I’ve “met”. Behind his tattoos and piercings, he’s got a soft, warm yet broken heart. I felt sorry for him sometimes because he didn’t deserve any of the things that happened to him. But I am happy with the way the things turned out for him. And I am done talking about Colt because if you’ll read the book I don’t want to take the pleasure of getting to know him from you.

Paige and Colt fit together like to pieces of a broken heart. Their relationship is one of those intense, beautoful and live-changing relationships. I really liked the fact that they got to know and trust each other before they got into a relationship. The lack of sappy things made this book even better.

This book focuses on the relationship and not on the sex. I liked that there is not sex in this book. It was refreshing to read a book like this.

“Winning me over’ showed me, again, how messed up our society is. Amber wrote with  realism and she was able to show the real ‘face’ of today’s society. A society that judges tattoos and piercings and our mistakes. A society that doesn’t accept different. A society where we can’t express ourselves without being judged.

“Winning me over” is a book that readers of all ages will enjoy. It’s a book that will teach you not to judge, to be true to yourself and to live your life as you wish. A story that has a little bit of everything: mystery, action, romance and even some comedy. Paige is such a mouthy person that you can’t not laugh.

A book that won’t bore you, but will have you captivated between its pages until the end. Definitely recommended!

Rate: 5 stars out of 5.

Buy links:

http://www.amazon.com/Winning-Me-Over-Amber-Garza-ebook/dp/B00FXBSSZK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382048878&sr=8-1&keywords=winning+me+over+amber+garza

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/winning-me-over-amber-garza/1117163713?ean=2940148522812

About the author:

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Amber Garza is the author of Young Adult paranormal and contemporary romance. She has had a passion for writing since she was a little girl, making books out of notebook paper and staples. Amber lives in California with her amazing husband and two hilarious children who provide her with enough material to keep her writing for years.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amber-Garza-author/307389409285047

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