Friday, December 21, 2012

Best of 2012

What a year it has been! Without all these fabulous reads and amazing authors, I would not be where I am today and would have never started this blog. So thank you for these awesome books and unforgettable book boyfriends!




Best Books of 2012

1. Thoughtless & Effortless - S.C. Stephens
2. Gabriel's Inferno & Gabriel's Rapture - Sylvain Reynard
3. Sempre - J.M. Darhower
4. Slammed & Point of Retreat - Colleen Hoover
5. Love Unscripted & Love Unrehearsed - Tina Reber
6. Easy - Tammara Webber 
7. The Opportunist - Taryn Fisher
8. Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire
9. Crash & Clash - Nicole Williams
10. Bared to You & Reflected in You - Sylvia Day
11. Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James
12. On Dublin Street - Samantha Young


Best Book Boyfriends

1. Kellen Kyle - Thoughtless / Effortless
2. Kellen Kyle - Thoughtless / Effortless
3. Kellen Kyle - Thoughtless / Effortless
4. Gabriel Emerson - Gabriel's Inferno / Gabriel's Rapture
5. Gideon Cross - Bared to You / Reflected in You
6. Christian Grey - Fifty Shades of Grey
7. Ryan Christensen - Love Unscripted / Love Unrehearsed
8. Jude Ryder - Crash / Clash
9. Travis Maddox - Beautiful Disaster
10. Will Cooper - Slammed / Point of Retreat
11. Lucas / Landon - Easy
12. Brian Ross - Rock Me
 







Sexy Sunday - 12/23

Okay all, I've been reading Kiss Me (Book 2 in the Keatyn Chronicles) by the lovely Miss Jillian Dodd so this week I decided to feature the demi-god of all hotties, Aiden! This picture if from Jillian Dodd's website as who would be her dream cast, not too bad!




Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Accidentally on Purpose - review

I accidentally on purpose found this book and decided it was a must read! It was everything I like in a book, good characters, angsty story line and so much more.

Emmy is a 30 year old girl who thinks her boss Kyle is a dick. So she sleeps with him. Kyle has a girlfriend who he is unwilling to break up with so Emmy decides to start dating Luke who also works in her office and has always had a thing for her. Luke, what a nice guy! Even though Emmy is seeing Luke, she can't get Kyle out of her head or her bed! 

I wasn't ready for the predicament that Emmy found herself in but I'm ultimately happy with the ending and I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the Avoiding Commitment series.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Edge of Never - review

I just had to read this book because I kept hearing great things about it. While I did enjoy it, I am on the edge with how I feel about it.

The Edge of Never is a unique story about friendship,second chances, falling in love and living in the moment. Camryn Bennett is a 20 year old girl who just wants to live her life without regrets. After so much hurt and loss she sets out on an unexpected journey where she meets the Andrew Parrish. He is everything she has been looking for and she is the Eurydice to his Orpheus. 

This beautifully written, one of a kind book was a little slow for my liking but the last 10 percent completely made up for it. I would recommend this read to anyone who just wants to live a little and believes in love and living life.




Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sexy Sunday 12/16

This week features the hilarious, off the wall, awesomely disgusting, Drew from Troubles and Treats by Tara Sivec. If she were to cast him then Ashton Kutcher would be her first choice. Works for me!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tara Sivec of Troubles & Treats - BLOG TOUR

First off I'd like to welcome the amazing Tara Sivec to my blog! I had the privilege of meeting Tara in Chicago at the book signing where we discovered that our names are pronounced differently (what's up with that?)!   
Tara Sivec: Mine’s the right way, dammit!  LOL!

Is there anything you are currently writing and what is next for you? 
 
I am currently vagina-deep in edits for my new romantic-suspense novel that will be out January 3, 2013.  A Beautiful Lie.
I can't wait to read it! Just finished troubles and treats....is there going to be any more books in the Chocolate Lovers series? 
 
I wanted to end Troubles and Treats in a way that gave closure for the gang, but also left it just a tiny bit open in case I miss the characters too much!  There could be a Gavin spin-off when he’s in college down the road.
I think we are all going to miss those characters! I read before that Gavin is loosely based on your son. Is the rest of your materiel from personal experiences because if so you need to be my new best friend!
  
LOL!  I draw A LOT from personal experiences and conversations that have happened with my friends and family.  We’re all bat shit crazy so writing about those things comes easily!
How many times have you actually used the word Vagina in this book and in total in the series? 
LMAO!  A negative reviewer actually posted the number for Seduction and Snacks.  It was something like 132 in the first book.  Whatever.  I love vagina, you love vagina, we all love vagina!
Ha! Yes we do! So are the characters in the books based on real people in your life?
 
Absolutely!  Claire is more or less me, Liz is 100% my BFF, Carter and Drew are a combination of my husband, Gavin is without a doubt my son, George, Claire’s father, is absolutely my dad and Jenny is my old co-worker and a little bit of my husband’s aunt.

Awesome! Would you like to see your books made into movies and who would be your dream cast?
 
Oh my gosh yes!  I think about that all the time when I’m watching a romantic comedy.  I put a lot of thought into this a few weeks ago so here goes: 
Claire – Rachel McAdams
Carter – Ian Harding (from Pretty Little Liars)
Liz – Kristen Bell
Jim – Topher Grace
Jenny – Isla Fisher
Drew – Ashton Kutcher
George – Robert DeNiro
Gavin – Unfortunately, there aren’t very many kid actors out there who could fill this role.  I would have to cast my own son!


OMG! Perfect casting! Is Billy Madison your favorite movie? If not, what is? 
NO!  Especially since it’s my husband and kid’s favorite movie lately and is ALWAYS on!  My favorite movie of all time is Gone With the Wind.

I have yet to see Gone With the Wind even though that's where MY name came from! What’s your favorite book?
 
There’s no way I could pick just one!  I always think of the book that first made me want to write comedy when someone asks me this question – Why Girls are Weird by Pamela Ribon.
When did you first decide to become a writer? 
 
I don’t know if it was actually something I decided.  I’ve always written poems, short stories, etc. since probably middle school.  I’ve always been an avid reader and find myself wishing things were different in a book or dreaming of a different ending.  About five years ago I wrote my first full-length story and then over the years I tweaked it and wrote more and let a few friends read it.  After enough of them told me I should try to get it published, I figured, why not?  From the time I got my first rejection letter from a literary agent and then decided to self-publish, it all happened so fast!  I still can’t believe this is my life!

Pretty amazing! Who inspires you to write?
 
All of the other indie authors out there.  It’s tough work doing it on your own and I appreciate them so much for having the courage and the determination to live their dream.  I am inspired by them every single day.

So do us readers! What advice would you give to anyone who wants to write a book?   
Just do it!  Don’t be discouraged or let anyone tell you it can’t be done.  There are so many resources out there available to someone who wants to be a writer nowadays that you don’t have to rely on traditional methods to have your voice heard.  And write every single day.  Even if it’s just a paragraph or an idea – write it down. 
Thank you again for stopping by! Can't wait to read A Beautiful Lie and hope to see you at another book signing in the near future!

Check out my review of Troubles And Treats.....

 Another Amazeballs book from Tara Sivec!

The third book in the Chocolate Lovers series is HILARIOUS! Drew & Jenny are a match made in heaven! Their disgustingly awesome sex life has been put on the back burner since the birth of their second child. Drew is seriously missing Jenny’s vagina and will stop at nothing to get it back! He’s just going about it the wrong way! Poor Jenny just wants to sleep and have some help around the house and Drew is his usual big kid self!

The banter between Drew and Jenny is hysterical, raunchy and obscenely off the wall! Carter and Claire, Jim and Liz are all back and ready to help Drew and Jenny restore their wild ways. There are some excellent scenes that only Tara Sivec could come up with! The sex swing was classic Drew & Jenny and the Zombie Apocalypse was a riot!  The characters have no filter and are completely inappropriate in all the right ways! 


Honestly, if you haven't read this series then you have no clue what you are missing! If you have a dirty mind and pervy ways then get to reading these books NOW!

 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sexy Sunday - 12/9

Ah, Quentin Castle! The oldest, wealthiest, sexiest, most respectable vampire around.  If you haven't read the Undeparted Series by Deborah Palumbo then you are missing out. Read them now! I couldn't find the perfect picture but these are pretty nice to look at and close to my vision of Quentin.



Friday, December 7, 2012

The Banished One - review

The Banished One: love, murder, sex and VAMPIRES. Yes please!

If you didn't know, this is Book 3 in the amazing Undeparted Series! Lucius is still on the loose and out killing innocent victims for blood. The police are on a mission to find and catch the serial killer however, they believe there needs to be an explanation for the bite marks and blood draining. Of course they don't believe that vampires actually exist!

Quentin Castle, king of the vampires has his own reasons for wanting to find Lucius even though he was asked to cooperate with the police to find him. When Quentin and Lucius finally meet up, the battle begins. And we are left with one great cliff hanger! Can't wait for Book 4! Who's Veronica???


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Perfect Game - review

The Perfect Game by J. Sterling was practically perfect!

Jack Carter.....broken, bad boy, baseball player, yes please! For Cassie Andrews, he is a game she never intended to play and to him she is the game changer that he never knew he needed.

Jack and Cassie both have trust issues yet Jack is willing to stop at nothing to go on a date with Cassie. The quarters totally made me swoon! What a nice "touch"!

There was so many ups and downs in this book and I think at one point my heart actually hurt but it was such a great story. Jack and Cassie are great characters and this book was a home run for me!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sexy Sunday -12/2

Since we've already done Jack Howard, let's give this sexy Sunday to Ramsey Bridges from Avoiding Commitment and Avoiding Responsibility by K.A. Linde. Not a bad vision of Ramsey!


Friday, November 30, 2012

Avoiding Responsibility - review

For those of you who had to wait for this one, I bet you are thinking it was so worth it! I waited until now to write the review because I didn't want to give anything away. If you haven't read Avoiding Commitment, you can find my review here but I suggest you read it now!

Lexi is trying to move on with her life when she receives a phone call from Ramsey inviting her to Jack & Bekah's wedding. The wedding that Lexi has been trying to avoid at all costs. Lets just say that all of the angst and drama are back and the emotional roller coaster is one heck of a ride!

I absolutely loved the music lyrics at the beginning of each chapter, how it went from past to present tense and the ending was awesome! I am really hoping that K.A. Linde decides to write a third book however, I don't know if my heart can take it. Not saying I wouldn't read it though!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Unleashed & Rock Me - reviews

I actually read Rock Me before I read Unleashed not realizing that they were a series. It was nice to go back and get Evan and Kelsey's story after already knowing them in book 2.

Kelsey and Evan have been close friends since college and she has always found him attractive. What she didn't know was that his feelings were mutual.  When Kesley catches her husband (who happens to be Evan's former best friend) in bed with Evan's fiance both of them are left to pick up the pieces. Since Evan has an already paid honeymoon to Hawaii, he invites Kelsey along thinking they both deserve to get away.

Of course things heat up on the island and the two end up falling in love. With the chemistry between the two of them, there is plenty of hot sex to be had!



Book 2 in the Ross Siblings series is my favorite! Brian is a hot, sexy, tattooed and pierced in all the right places ;)  Google "apradavya" if you don't know what I'm talking about!

When sweet, innocent Candace Andrews walks into a tattoo parlor for a little ink she knows that Brian is just the guy to give it to her. Although he is her cousin's ex and her family does not approve of him, she wants him anyway.  Candace is everything that is the complete opposite of Brian and she got under his skin. 

I loved this book! The story line was great and the characters were awesome. We even got a bit of Evan and Kelsey as well. The relationship between Brian and Candace is scorching hot! Bottom line, Rock Me freaking ROCKED!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Leave Me Breathless - review

Cherrie Lynn! Wow! I absolutely loved Brian from Rock Me and now with Ghost, Leave Me Breathless did just that, left me breathless!

Seth "Ghost" Warren, Brian's best friend and fellow tattoo artist, is just as bad boy hot as you can get! Him and Macy Rodgers are as complete opposite as they could possibly be but they have an undeniable chemistry.  Although both of them have been burned before, they are willing to work past that in order to find their forever with each other.

"He was part of a world so separate from her own it would be impossible to bridge the chasm between them. He was heavy metal. She was all country, all the time. He wouldn't belong at a rodeo, and she wouldn't belong at one of his wild concerts where they probably sacrificed live chickens or bit the heads off bats onstage." 

What a great series and this book was worth the wait! We get more of Brian and Candace in this book too which was a huge bonus. Ghost and Macy are great characters and have amazing  Hope we get more of them soon!
 

 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tara Sivec - Troubles & Treats - BLOG TOUR



YAY!!!! I am so excited to let you know that Tara Sivec will be stopping HERE on her blog tour!!!!  Look for her on December 13th!

I have had the awesome opportunity of meeting her in Chicago and she is absolutely amazing! If you have not read the first two books in the Chocolate Lovers series, Seduction and Snacks and Futures and Frosting then I suggest you get to it immediately!



Review of Seduction and Snacks can be found here

 Review of Futures and Frosting can be found here.




Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sexy Sunday - 11/18

Since I've been reading Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn, this sexy Sunday is full of tats and piercings. My vision of Seth "Ghost" Warren....

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Checkmate - Neighbor From Hell #3 - review

Another fun, witty read in the Neighbor From Hell series!

Connor O'Neill and Rory James have made it their mission to drive each other crazy! Since they were kids, they just torment each other and now as adults not much has changed. When the two of them are forced to work on a project together we get to see some more of their antics. Connor comes up with a devious plan and blackmails Rory into having a relationship with him. Believe it or not the two of them happen to fall for one another. 

The banter back and forth and some of the pranks that were pulled on each other were great. We also got some cameos from the Bradfords. I'm recommending this entertaining read. 4 stars!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Neighbor From Hell series - reviews


Playing for Keeps is the first book in the Neighbor From Hell series and a great way to start!

Such a fun read about Jason and Haley who happen to be neighbors that don't entirely get along.  Jason is the typical, obnoxious, bad boy next door.  Haley has been a pushover long enough and when Jason ruins her flowers, he gets to see a side of her that he's never seen before. 

I loved how the relationship with Jason and Haley progressed and R.L. Mathewson has a witty way with words. Jason has a serious food obsession that was quite comical to read about and it was great to have a playful side to the relationship. A sweet, adorable and entertaining read and can't wait for more of the series.


Perfection was a great addition to the Neighbor From Hell series!

 Another Bradford with a soft spot for food. This time it's Trevor, Jason's cousin and his tenant Zoe. When Zoe loses her job, Trevor hires her to clean up his apartment and keep his fridge stocked! They have a pretty nice arrangement going on even though he's looking for perfection.

This book was just as good as the first one. I like that we got a little glimpse of Jason and Haley in this book too. It wasn't as comical as the first but still had it's moments and was definitely a fun read. Right now I'm reading Checkmate which is the third book in the series. Review to follow....


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sexy Sunday - 11/4

Jacob "Shade" Silverton from Take Me, One Night With Sole Regret by Olivia Cunning is my sexy rockstar of the week. Ms. Cunning shared this pic on facebook.....behind the shades!


Friday, November 2, 2012

Take Me - review

Just can't get enough of Olivia Cunning and her rock stars!

This night with Sole Regret features vocalist Jacob "Shade" Silverton. All he wants is to see his daughter when he can and his evil ex-wife puts him down every chance she can. Amanda Lange, his ex's sister is a great friend to him yet she is completely off limits. She's convinced that a one night stand with him will not change their friendship whatsoever but she needs to convince him.  Jacob has been fighting an undeniable attraction for so long and doesn't want to effect their friendship in any way.  Neither of them were prepared for the sparks that would ignite after just one kiss! 

This book was a whole lot of hotness in one little novella. Love that we got to see Shade as more than just a major rocker. Jacob has a whole different level to him but Shade is a freak in bed!!!  Can't wait for more of nights with no regrets!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kiss Me - Keatyn Chronicles Book 2 - Cover Reveal



Title: Kiss me (Keatyn Chronicles, #2)
Genre and Age Group: Mature YA romance
Author: Jillian Dodd
Expected release date: December 14, 2012
Cover Designer and website: Okay Creations  Okay Creations




 


Book Description
I’ve always written scripts for my perfect life.  
But no way could I have ever scripted this.
My life is so far from perfect, it’s not even funny.
All because of a stalker.
I’m at a boarding school where I have to lie about who I am.
I can’t see my family.
I’m tutoring a hottie god that tortures me with his smile.
The most popular girl already hates me.
But there’s this boy.
This hot, sweet, sexy boy.
So I’m going to stop trying to script my life and just live it.
Because who knows how long I have left.


Author Bio
Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy.
She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cover Reveal - The Banished One

Yay! Check out the new cover for The Banished One. Book 3 in The Undeparted series by Deborah Palumbo. Can't wait to read it!




DESCRIPTION OF THE BANISHED ONE:
 The Banished One, a serial killer vampire also named Lucius, is still wreaking havoc on the sleepy town in Tower City, and since he's supernatural he can't be captured by normal police procedure
A frustrated Lieutenant Welby refuses to believe that the elusive Lucius, the one responsible for those dead bodies in his town, is a vampire; that defies logic. There's got to be another explanation for those fang marks in the victims' throats.
Welby remains a staunch disbeliever in vampires until the coroner, Doc McMahon, causes him to change his mind!
Doc shows Welby his ancestral journal from the 1700's regarding Quentin Castle, the father of all vampires.
Welby is whisked back in time as he reads those yellowed pages filled with encounters of beautiful women being lured to their mortal doom and transformed into vampires by the handsome and charming Quentin.
But what causes Welby to finally be convinced, is a series of preternatural events and the coroner's scientific evidence!
Welby then follows the old town rumors about vampires right to Quentin and his gothic castle to enlist Quentin's supernatural aid in capturing Lucius.
Will Quentin, the only one who can stop Lucius' vampire tirades, help the Lieutenant or make him one of The Undeparted?
Will Quentin battle Lucius and send Lucius to the bowels of hell for eternity, finally ensuring that Cassandra is safe from her old beau? Will the old coal mining town be safe at last?

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Unidentified Redhead - review

Yes, I absolutely bought this book for the cover, and the title! There's just something about a redhead.....

The Unidentified Redhead was fun, witty, sexy and a great read! Grace Sheridan returns to Los Angeles as an aspiring actress when she meets the super sexy British actor, Jack Hamilton. He's the next "it" boy and even though he's nine years younger than Grace, the two of them really hit it off and their story is one of excitement and laughs along with great sex! Their relationship is just that, a relationship. You can actually relate to their love story and hope that you find one like it.

Alice Clayton is fabulous and had me swooning in love and laughing hysterically. Can't wait to read more of Jack and Grace in The Redhead Revealed.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sexy Sunday - 10/28

Well since I've been reading The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton (all week! yes, I'm slacking), who better than the sexy, charming, Brit named Jack Hamilton to take over this sexy Sunday! He's the next "it" boy and while he's a little young, he's still a whole lot of sexy! My vision of Jack, must be the hair ;)




 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Flip-Flop Friday - Interview


For those of you who may have missed it the first time, the amazing Deborah Palumbo has posted my flip-flop interview on her new blog.  

http://deborahpalumbotheundeparted.blogspot.com/2012/10/flip-flop-friday-w-tara-caputo.html

Also, make sure to read The Undeparted and The Ascent of the Undeparted.
You can also find an excerpt from book 3 in the series. Can't wait for The Banished One.





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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tempting the Best Man - review

Super hot book from Ms. Armentrout! Tempting the Best Man was fun, steamy, romantic and an all around great story!

Maddie Daniels has always had a thing for her brother's friend, Chase Gamble. Everyone thinks they are perfect together but after they had a one night fling a few years ago all they do is argue. Their chemistry is undeniable and when the two of them are forced to room together (in a 70's themed honeymoon suite) at Maddie's brother's wedding, the sparks start flying!

I loved reading this book and I absolutely love the new cover. It is way hotter than the old one! Really can't wait to read about the rest of those Gamble brothers. Look for Tempting the Player which should be out soon if it isn't already!




Monday, October 22, 2012

Collision Course - review

S.C. Stephens is amazing and has done it again. Collision Course did not disappoint and I highly recommend this one!

Lucas had everything he could possibly want until that one horrific night when the car he was driving crashed. He lost three of his friends that night and now as the lone survivor, his entire world has changed. 

Lucas is now dealing with his own pain, loss, and guilt along with town gossip regarding that night. Then he meets Sawyer, ah, love her! She is such a great character and exactly what Lucas needs right then.

A heartbreaking and emotional story of life struggles, friendship and learning to love again.



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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sexy Sunday - 10/21

All right ladies, do I have your attention?!  In this corner....
Mr. Travis Maddox!!!!!  One of my personal favorites from the lovely Jamie McGuire! Go read Beautiful Disaster right now while the rest of us are impatiently awaiting the release of Walking Disaster. A whole book from Travis' POV, swoon!!!! 





Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Poughkeepsie - review

I wanted to like this book so much more than I actually did. I had Poughkeepsie on my to-read list for a month or so and once it took over my Twitter feed I felt it was time to read it. The first 25 percent of the book was intriguing and then it fell a bit short and I completely lost interest.

Blake Hartt is homeless and every day he sits in the shade at the Poughkeepsie train station counting the smiles of Livia McHugh. When Livia and Blake finally begin talking, their friendship grows into more when they awaken something in each other.

There is also interwoven tales of love within the story between Blake's "brothers". I guess the story line was a little too far fetched for me to enjoy. For those of you who are interested, there will be a book 2 in the series by Debra Anastasia.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

50 Shades of Grey - reviews

Oh Fifty! I can't believe I haven't reviewed this series yet considering it brought back my reading addiction. For three straight days all I could do was read about the hot, sexy, billionaire known as Christian Grey! 
  
When Christian meets Miss Anastasia Steele, he is completely taken by her and wants her but on his terms. He presents Ana with a shocking contract which she carefully processes in order to see if she can actually have a relationship with him. While Christian has his own secrets and tortured past, Ana is discovering her own dark desires while learning more about Christian.

“I want you sore, baby,” he murmurs, and he continues his sweet, leisurely torment, backward, forward. “Every time you move tomorrow, I want you to be reminded that I’ve been here. Only me. You are mine.” E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

Okay Christian.....that's hot! And believe it or not, there is actually a storyline to be found in this series and a hell of a cliffhanger at the end of this book. I actually thought my kindle broke because the book just stopped. Luckily, I didn't have to wait for book 2.




Fifty Shades Darker picked up right where the first left off. Ana had broken it off with Christian because she couldn't get used to the contract and being a submissive in a relationship. She also wanted to start working at a publishing house.  The problem is that Christian still dominates her every thought. He doesn't want to be without her either and is willing to get rid of the contract so that they can  be together.

“Let me ask you something first. Do you want a regular vanilla relationship with no kinky fuckery at all?"  My mouth drops open. 
"Kinky fuckery?" I squeak.  "Kinky fuckery." 
"I like your kinky fuckery," I whisper.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Darker


I really liked how Christian started opening up in this book and we get a glimpse of his childhood and how he got to where he is. I loved the emails back and forth between Christian and Ana. They were witty, fun and sexy. Every time Christian said, "We aim to please, Miss Steele" and "laters, baby" I found myself smiling. Definitely a sweeter side of Mr. Grey but we still get his fifty shades too.
The suspenseful storyline continued with some clever twists and turns to keep you guessing what will happen next (after recovering from some hot sex scenes). 



I can't get enough fifty and never want it to end! 

Fifty Shades Freed was and excellent ending to the trilogy. And it contained my favorite scene out of all the books (no, I'm not telling which one that is ;) but lets just say it's super hot)!   

Ana's inner goddess is back and in full effect and Christian still has his domineering ways but the two of them have found their happy medium. It's not all vanilla and not all BDSM! 

The ending was perfect! I loved the epilogue and the bonus chapter with Christian meeting Ana for the first time from his point of view. Wouldn't mind re-reading the entire series from Christian's perspective but that's all we get for now.

So now we wait to see who is going to get to act out this series on the big screen. Let's hope we aren't disappointed!



“Sometimes I wonder if there's something wrong with me. Perhaps I've spent too long in the company of my literary romantic heroes, and consequently my ideals and expectations are far too high.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey


Monday, October 15, 2012

Kingdom Hill - review

I was super excited when Lindsay Delagair asked me to read Kingdom Hill. I absolutely loved her Untouchable Series and while this book was nothing like those books it was still a great read.

Cass is a hard working business women who's company is surveying most of Scotland when she discovers a hill that just shouldn't be there. When AJ, a writer for National Geographic arrives, the two of them discover a lot more, a buried castle, historic scrolls and eventually love.

AJ is a great character and also has a secret that once he tells to Cass could change everything. If you are looking for a happy ever after then this is not necessarily the book for you yet it's beautiful and heart wrenching at the same time.





 


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sexy Sunday 10/14

Can't believe it's Sunday already! I didn't really have a book boyfriend this week so I'm going to back to an old one.

Cage York, Because of Low and While it Lasts by Abbi Glines is super scrumptious! He's a baseball player and a total hottie. Abbi posted this picture on facebook and I'll take it as a perfect Cage York!

Her Forbidden Hero - review

Another good book from Laura Kaye. It was short and sweet and ultimately a decent read.

Alyssa Scott has always been off limits to her brother's best friend, Marco Vieri. Now that she's all grown up, Alyssa knows exactly what she wants and it's always been him.  All Alyssa needs  to do is convince Marco that everything is okay with them having a relationship. Marco just wants to protect Alyssa but she doesn't want or need protecting anymore.

Marco is a great hero! Wounded soldier dealing with his own issues and trying to take care of Alyssa at the same time. She moves in with him and of course the boundary lines are crossed. There are some swoon worthy moments and some yummy sex scenes! Not a book to be missed!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Hearts in Darkness - review

Hearts in Darkness was a hot little novella by Laura Kaye!

Mackenna James was having a terrible day and it is about to get worse when she literally stumbled into an elevator with a complete stranger and gets stuck for hours. Caden Grayson is covered in piercings and tattoos and dislikes dark, confined spaces. The two of them are complete opposites yet must help each other out during their time together. Opposites attract and sparks sure start flying in the dark!! 

  
“Caden let out his own moan when her lips pressed against the skin in front of his ear. She exhaled roughly. The rush of her breath over his skin brought goose bumps to his neck.
He trailed soft kisses across her cheek until he found her lips.
And then he couldn’t go slow anymore.
And neither could she.” -
Laura Kaye 


“He crowded right up into her space, pressed his body against hers—trapping her against the glass of the door behind her, plunged his hands into her hair until he was cupping the nape of her neck, and devoured her lips with his.” - Laura Kaye

This book definitely makes getting stuck in a elevator hot!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vincent Boys - reviews

Abbi Glines is amazing and so is the Vincent Boys series!

Sawyer and Beau Vincent are cousins who grew up with and both happen to be in love with Ashton Gray. Sawyer and Ashton are the perfect couple and lately Ashton has had enough. When Sawyer leaves town for the summer, Beau and Ashton try to rekindle their friendship. Beau is the town bad boy and the sexiest guy that Ashton has ever seen. He is also the perfect guy to bring out her wild side! I love the relationship between Beau & Ashton. I am totally team Beau (must be my love for bad boys)!

The Vincent Boys was a perfect blend of love, romance, drama (hello love triangle!) and fun. It was a great read and the ending set up the next book brilliantly.



The Vincent Brothers was a great addition to the Vincent Boys series. 

Sawyer, who's been left heartbroken by Ashton and Beau is trying to move on with his life. When Ashton's cousin Lana comes to town Sawyer believes that hanging out with her will at least make Ashton jealous. Of course Lana has had a crush on Sawyer for years and is trying to help him move on from Ashton to her. 

Sawyer and Lana heat up the pages! They really are great characters! I loved seeing Sawyer grow up and I actually liked him so much more in this book than I did in the first.

If you haven't read any books from Abbi Glines, I strongly suggest you start now!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Breathing Series - reviews


Reason to Breathe is the first book in the highly emotional Breathing Series from Rebecca Donovan.

Emma Thomas is beautiful, smart, strong and goes through high school trying not to exist. She buries herself in school work to avoid the disturbing reality that is her life.  Emma lives with her aunt who emotionally, verbally and physically abuses her and her uncle who doesn't acknowledge the fact. When Evan Matthews shows up as a new student he completely turns her world upside down. 

This book was so emotionally disturbing to read but it was one of those books that you just can't put down. Make sure when you read it you have the second book readily available because there is on hell of a cliffhanger! 




 Wow. Speechless. Barely breathing is just as intense and emotional as the first book. 

Six months after the night from hell in Reason to Breathe, Emma is staying with her best friend Sara, when she decides to go live with her alcoholic mother.  Not a very good situation for Emma to be in especially since her mother never remembers half of what she says and does when she is sober. Rachel's new, younger boyfriend Jonathan befriends Emma and they realize that they have a lot  more in common than they think. Both are dealing with past issues of abuse and begin a relationship that they can't explain.  

There are so many twists and turns and ups and downs in this book. Just when you think everything is going to turn out okay Miss Donovan turns it up a notch and we are left in total shock with another cliffhanger! Just breathe! And wait for Out of Breath which will be out next year!




Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Sweet Gum Tree - review

The Sweet Gum Tree was a phenomenal book about a southern girl from a well respected family who falls in love with a boy from the wrong side of town.

Nick comes from a broken home and an abusive father. When he meets Alix, a girl that sees the good in him, everything changes. Alix and Nick are just kids when they first meet and they form an amazing friendship which over the years turns into love. Everything seems to be going just right for them until the one night that Nick's father is shot in his trailer and Nick takes off, leaving Alix confused and pregnant. She moves on with her life and fifteen years later Nick is back in town and not alone, yet he is determined to win Alix back.

This book was beautifully written, the characters were amazing and it's full of emotion, heartache, forgiveness and love. I highly recommend this one, 4.5 stars!