Review: Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter #1) by Nalini Singh

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 4:30 PM
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Title: Angels' Blood
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #1

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best- but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option—even if the task is impossible.
Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other—and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt does not destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just might. For when archangels play, mortals break.
“How long have you been with Raphael?”
“You ask a lot of questions for a dead woman.”
“What can I say? I prefer to die well-informed.”
-Venom and Elena”
I’ve been a fan of Nalini’s for so long and yet I was so afraid to begin this series. I’m in love with Nalini’s Psy/ changeling series and I thought if I read and hated this series then I’d stop reading any book by the author. But none of this thankfully happened. I can’t say that I loved this series as much as I do the Psy/ Changeling or the Rock Kiss series but I definitely enjoyed it.

I’ve read a few books about angels and every book describes them differently. Nalini’s angels were no different. Nalini has created this whole new world. Her angels were unique. They were human-like, very sexual creatures but they were also dark and sometimes even evil, they ruled the world. The angels were at the very top of the pyramid, while the vampires followed and at the bottom were the humans. If you actually consider it, it makes sense. The angels were always high up the sky, the humans were down to the earth while the vampires were in between. Not quite humans but not angels either.

Raphael, the archangel of New York, is in need of the best vampire hunter. So, who’s better to do the job than Elena, a hunter with the ability to sense vampires? I really liked Elena. She was independent, strong, a survivor but above everything else she had a great sense of humor. She was very dedicated to her job and determined to see it through. On the other hand, Raphael was ruthless and as a member of the Cadre (a group of ten powerful archangels who ruled the world) he had to be. When he met Elena for the first time, he wasn’t sure whether to keep her or kill her. But somehow he fell for her. All Raphael saw in Elena was a strong warrior and a woman who hid behind a mask. A mask that Raphael wanted to remove. He wanted to see the real Elena, the person she never let anyone see.

I loved this couple.

The author managed to take their attraction to the next level and show us what they can become. They were so many twists and turns and the end was an unexpected one. I never saw it coming. Thankfully the second book is already out so we don’t have to wait to see what’s going to happen next.

Totally recommended!
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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #19 Never Never by Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher

Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2014 5:22 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Never Never
Series: None
Expected publication: January 31st 2015



Best friends since they could walk. In love by the age of fourteen. Dating for over four years.
She’ll do everything she can to never forget.
He’ll do everything he can to never remember.
Too bad it’s not up to them.




What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #14 Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 5:41 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

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4. The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead


5. Falling for Jillian (Love Under the Big Sky #3) by Kristen Proby


6. Never Never by Colleen Hoover , Tarryn Fisher


7. Falling Away (Fall Away #3) by Penelope Douglas


8. Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits #1.5) by Katie McGarry




10. You Were Mine (Rosemary Beach #9) by Abbi Glines


What are you top ten books on your winter tbr???
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Sofia T.

Review: Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014 7:34 PM
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 Title: Stone Cold Touch
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements #2

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Every touch has its price
Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.
But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…
“I would know if a part of my heart was gone.”
What just happened?

When I started reading this book, I knew two things for sure:

1) Roth was definitely coming back


2) Layla and Zayne would come closer

But it’s different knowing things and them really happening.

Let’s start from the beginning though. The second book in the Dark Elements series will definitely blow you away. After that horrible cliffhanger, we finally get to see Roth’s return *drums*. I really, really love Roth (team Roth all the way) but he was so unfair to Layla at the beginning. Layla wasn’t doing great either. After Roth was gone the only thing she had of his was Bambi. She mourned him and felt so guilty for everything that happened. So when Roth does return, she’s shocked by his behavior and as if that isn’t enough, Layla’s powers are changing once again.

Layla doesn’t feel confident of her powers, especially now that something strange is happening. An old race of demons has awakened and unusual things are occurring at school. Things are so out of control that wardens are forced to work with the demons in order to find and eliminate the threat. No one ones who’s the cause of all these but all evidence points at Layla.

Is she the one causing these things? Even Layla, herself is unsure of the answer…

This was a WoW book for me! I loved Layla and Roth I usually hate love triangles but J. Armentrout knew what she was doing. I have to admit that for one tiny moment, I did consider Zayne as Layla’s mate but then something happened and I realized that Zayne would have never been able to protect her. Of course, Layla and Zayne were triple hot (their make out scenes were super incredible). I totally enjoyed seeing them together. I think if we hadn’t seen them together, we would have wondered what could become of them. Now that I have seen them together, I can say that they were amazing but I’m still Team Roth.

Roth may not be the wise choice for her but he was the one that always stood by her. Besides that though, he’s sin incarnated. Who could resist him?

Stone Cold Touch was everything I expected and more! Filled with romance, humor, twists and turns it captured my attention from page one till the end. I know you’re thinking that this is another love triangle but believe me when I say, this is not the case. Layla, Zayne and Roth are such amazing characters. You will surely fall in love with them.

I wish this trilogy never ended but I’m really looking forward to reading the third and final book in the series.

Read in one sitting!!!! That good :)
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Sofia T.

Review: Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014 9:28 PM
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Title: Sinner
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole's story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole's darkest secret -- his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel's life. Can this sinner be saved?
"Internet: What do you want for your birthday?
Virtual Cole: to stay young forever
Cole texted me: Actually I want you” ...
Let me start by saying how long I have waited for Cole’s book. I was beyond excited when the author announced both the title and the publication date of the book. The book may not have been everything I expected (don’t get me wrong, I loved this book) but I devoured it.

When I first started reading this book I thought we would get more Cole action. But the reality is that we got almost no action. What I also expected was a more paranormal aspect but we got none of it as well. These facts may have dissuaded me a bit but come on… this is freaking Cole’s book.

Sinner had both Cole and Isabe’s point of views. I have to admit that Isabel frustrated me a bit (ok more than that). They both had to go through some personal issues, especially Cole, since he was a werewolf living under the spotlight but I felt like Isabel always overreacted and she always run. I’m just so angry when people try to run away from their problems repeatedly. I understand the need to get away once but I just can’t comprehend the running attitude. It leads nowhere and it eventually creates more problems. Isabel must have surely broken some record with all that running. She doesn’t believe in HEAs, in love and she has no faith. I expected her to believe in Cole at least.

Sinner introduced us to some new characters as well. That was very invigorating! We get some glimpses from Sam and Grace but nothing major really.

You may not believe me but I actually loved this book. As every book, it had some things that I didn’t love but in the end everything worked out for me, even Isabel. Isabel learned from her mistakes and actually trusted Cole from the very beginning. It was herself who she doubted. In the end she run to Cole and she was the one to claim him!
“I can't change the way I'm made. I'm a performer, a singer, a werewolf, a sinner.”
Totally recommended!
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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #18 Ripped (Real #5) by Katy Evans

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:53 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Ripped
Author: Katy Evans
Series: Real #5
Expected publication: December 9th 2014


Every woman wants me--except the one I sing for.
Seattle shakes with anticipation: they call it the concert of the year. They say girls are getting pregnant just thinking about my band being in town.
But when you love a girl, you don't leave her with nothing but a ring and a promise. Any man with half a brain should know.
So what did I expect my girl would do when she saw me again?
Well, for starters, she loathes our music. Particularly the song I wrote about her.
When I sing it, the stadium is in an uproar. Thousands of fans scream my name like I'm a god--but yeah, not her. Crystal clear: the girl's not happy to see me.
Black hair, black boots, a bad attitude, that's her -- Pandora Stone is a freaking man-eater and she's out for my blood.
That's alright.
Let her come at me. Because I'm out for her heart and, this time, there's no way she can stop me.
What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014 5:00 PM
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Title: Wuthering Heights
Author: Emily Brontë
Series: None

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr. Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.
“Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living. You said I killed you--haunt me then. The murdered do haunt their murderers. I believe--I know that ghosts have wandered the earth. Be with me always--take any form--drive me mad. Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!”
Before reading Wuthering Heights, I assumed that I would be reading a dark love story. But having read the book, I assure you this is not the case. This is indeed a dark novel but its darkness lies on the obsessiveness, the cruelty, the violence and ultimately the selfishness of Heathcliff and Cathy.

I loved the way the author chose to present us her story. Everything we get to know is from the housekeeper’s point of view. Nix, the housekeeper, narrates Heathcliff and Cathy’s story to Mr. Lockwood, a tenant who rents a house from Heathcliff. Mr. Lockwood is also the only character who plays no role to the main story. He’s just a new tenant who after meeting Heathciff, is interested in finding out his story and Nix, who was particularly raised with Heathcliff and Cathy, knows all there is to know.

I was beyond shocked when I finished their story. Heathcliff and Cathy were two selfish and narcissistic characters who cared only for themselves. They were so miserable that made the people around them miserable as well. Especially Cathy who even after her death continued to torment the people who loved her. Heathcliff and Cathy surely deserved each other. What really surprises me though, is that these two had never had an actual love affair. I don’t even remember if they had kissed at all. Their “love” was possessive and based on narcissism.

Every character in this book, with the exception of Mr. Lockwood, is trapped between two houses. These two houses are the places that the story takes place. Even Nix, the narrator, is currently trapped to one of these two houses because of Heathcliff.

All in all, Wuthering Heights may not have been what I expected it to be but it surely lived up to my expectations. Truth be told, ever since Cathy died I expected Heathcliff to ask for forgiveness but he never did. I wasn’t much surprised that he didn’t but I thought that with Cathy gone, he would be at last free. In my opinion, Heathcliff himself destroyed his soul.

Highly recommended!
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #16

Posted on Saturday, November 15, 2014 3:20 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

Books I loved:

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Currently Reading:

 

I have officially finished the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh and I'm moving on to J. A. Redmerski books!! I've read many good reviews about her books and it's time I read some :)

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

Review: Breakable (Contours of the Heart #2) by Tammara Webber

Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 2:03 PM
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Title: Breakable
Author: Tammara Webber
Series: Contours of the Heart #2

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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He was lost and alone. Then he found her.
And the future seemed more fragile than ever.
As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.
All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy…
As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.
“Everyone isn’t logical. Everything doesn’t make sense in the end. Sometimes you have to forget about explanations or excuses and leave people and places behind, because otherwise they will drag you straight down.”
Breakable isn’t the sequel to Easy. Breakable is a retold of Easy from Lucas’s POV (point of view) and I’m really glad I read it.

When I read Easy, I was always intrigued by what Lucas’s thoughts were and why he acted as he did. After reading Breakable all my questions have been finally answered.

Lucas’s POV (aka Landon’s) provided us with every pieceof information that was omitted in the previous book. While reading this book we witness every struggle, both in the past and in the present, Lucas had to tackle to become the man we met in Easy. Everytime the author chooses to reveal something from Lucas’s past or just a memory, she refers to him as Landon. Because that’s who Lucas was before he became who he is now, he was just Landon. A boy who had two lovely and caring parents. A boy who never once saw how cruel and unfair this world is. Lucas lost everything in just a night: his childhood, his innocence and his mother. Losing his mother affected him tragically in his life, especially considering the way his mother died.

It was kind of weird seeing Jacquline through Lucas’s eyes. He watched after her, cared for her and eventually she became his salvation.

I loved the flashbacks Lucas had and all those little snippets of his childhood. Some memories were perfect and other just explained the nightmares he had to suffer. All these things clarified so much about his behavior and the life he led.

Once again I was mesmerised by the amazing writing, the realistic characters and the ability of the author to portray such a challenging subject.

For all the fans of Easy, I strongly recommend that you read Breakable. I was not in the least disappointed. Quite contrary, this book captured my attention from the very beginning till the end.

Lucas is the best and strongest hero ever.
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Sofia T.

Book Blitz, Excerpt: Hurricane Butterfly by MeChelle Vermeulen

Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:19 PM
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Title: Hurricane Butterfly
Author: MeChelle Vermeulen
Series: None
Publication date: November 21st 2014

Genres: New Adult, Romance

Twenty-year-old Sophie Blake, is trying her best to get her life back after a horrific dog attack ten months ago. However, this proves to be more difficult than she anticipated. With the help of her best friend Ben Slone, it seems as if she’s making progress, but the truth is that she can feel herself sinking deeper into a black hole…until a tall dark stranger comes knocking, looking for Ben.
Joshua Roxwell has been drowning his demons with Whiskey and woman in an attempt to deal with his guilt after the tragic death of his sister. When he finds an envelope addressed to Ben Slone, written by his sister before her death, he decides to track him down. Instead of resolving their differences, he meets the one girl who silences his demons…but redemption comes at a price.
This is a story of heartache, friendship and love, with a wicked twist…
Excerpt

Tall and slightly tanned, with short messy dark hair, sideburns, and dark stubble along his strong jaw, he looks down at me as he slides of his aviators. My heart slams against my chest as his silver stormy eyes underneath straight black brows lock with mine.


“I’m sorry to intrude, my name is Joshua Roxwell, the guy at the gas station said you might know where to find Ben Slone.” His velvet husky voice carries a whiff of whiskey and spearmint. 

“Uhm, oh, you mean Luke,” I gulp. 

He seems slightly confused, and I realize that it’s because I’m thinking out loud again. 

“I mean, Luke’s the guy at the gas station, he works today.” 

Stop rambling. “I’m Sophie, uhm, Blake.” 

“Hi, Sophie Blake.” He gives me a panty-dropping smile, and I can feel my brain turn to mush.



About The Author: 
Author of the soon to be released new adult novel Hurricane Butterfly.
Daydreaming about ideas for my next book. Baking treats that's no good for the hips. I love thunderstorms, rainy days, sweet tea and spending time with my wonderful hubby and two boys.

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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #17 Broken (LOST #1) by Cynthia Eden

Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 1:57 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Broken
Author: Cynthia Eden
Series: LOST #1
Expected publication: March 31st 2015


Ex-SEAL and LOST founder Gabe Spencer is accustomed to the unusual in his job. But when knockout Eve Gray steps into his office, he's rattled. For the mysterious woman is a dead ringer for the heiress thought to be the latest prey of the serial killer who goes by the name Lady Killer.
When Eve awoke in an Atlanta hospital, her past was a blank slate. Then she recognized her own face in the newspaper and vowed to learn the truth. Determined to confront the nightmares hidden in her mind, she never expects to find a partner in Gabe.
As Gabe and Eve work together, their explosive attraction becomes irresistible. Gabe knows that his desire for Eve is growing too strong, bordering on a dangerous obsession, but nothing pulls him away from her. And when another Eve lookalike disappears, Gabe vows to protect Eve at all costs. While Eve may have forgotten the killer in her past, it's clear he hasn't forgotten her.

What are you waiting on Wednesday???
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #14 Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:33 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

1. Illium from the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh

2. Venom from the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh

3. Naasir from the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh

4. Ransom from the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh

5. Poseidon from Loved By Gods series by Cynthia Eden




9. Thaddeus “Thad” Brayden from Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole


Yeah, I love series and it shows!!! 

What are your top ten characters you wish would get their own Book???
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Sofia T.

Review: Easy (Contours of the Heart #1) by Tammara Webber

Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014 6:51 PM
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Title: Easy
Author: Tammara Webber
Series: Contours of the Heart #1

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night - but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.
When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.
“Love is not the absence of logic
but logic examined and recalculated
heated and curved to fit
inside the contours of the heart”
Easy was the first book I read by this author. It was a pleasant surprise to read such a smart story.

I must admit that when I started reading the book, I never expected the author to give us such a thorough background for our hero. And he was a real hero for me.

This book was nothing “easy” to read. It was emotionally charged, very realistically written and dealt with a difficult subject.

Lucas was our tortured hero but he was also obsessed with Jacqueline, our heroine. Jacquline is studying economics, a decision she made based on he ex-boyfriend’s choice. After beeen attacted and rescued by Lucas, she knows she must get to know him better. After all he’s nothing like a hero should be. Tattooed, pierced and a motorcycle man, Lucas will surely make you doubt your hero view.

Jacquiline, knows she should stay away from him but she can’t resist. Her attraction to Lucas is unavoidable but at the same time dangerous for them both.

The author did a good job in portraying life on campus. Life on campus can be wild, partying, flirting and staying up all night but it can also hide many dangers.

What I really loved was the major twist the author created. Jacquline’s division between Luas and Landon. A dilemma that actually never existed.

The book follows Jacquline on her journey to college and the unexpected incidents that occur.

The attraction between Lucas and Jacquline was and felt very real. They were both very realistic characters and Lucas, despite all he went through, managed to let everything stay in the past. He was adamant to make his relationship with Jacquline work.

I’m very glad I read Esay.

Totally recommended!
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #15

Posted on Saturday, November 8, 2014 6:54 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

Books I loved:

Click on cover for Goodreads link:


  

Currently Reading:


For those who know me, you already know that I looooove Nalini Singh. I'm in love with her 
Psy-Changeling series and her brand new Rock Kiss series. I was a bit hesitant about reading her Guild Hunter series becasue it was so different from the Psy/Changeling and I didn't want to be dissapointed but... I just got addicted! I read the first 4 books this week and I'm currenly reading the 5th.  I don't want to start the 6th and 7th because the 8th book comes out next year (September 2015)
 :( 
However, I don't think that I'll be able to control myself... 

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

Review: Stay with Me (Wait for You #3) by J. Lynn (aka Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 12:38 PM
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Title: Stay with Me
Author: J. Lynn (aka Jennifer L. Armentrout )
Series: Wait for You #3

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.
But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she'd left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.
Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.
“I used to be really pretty. See? I used-”
“There is no ‘used’ to be. You’re really fucking pretty now.”
Stay with me just became my second favourite book in the wait for you series by J.Armentrout. This book tells the story of Calla, Teresa’s friend and Jax, a handsome bartender in her mother’s bar.

Calla is quite a mystery, even to her friends. She doesn’t talk much, she never mentions her family or things about her past and she’s always hiding herself. She believes that she’s finally doing something with her life.

You see Calla has three “tiny” goals:

"Finish college.

Find a career in the nursing field.

Finally reap the benefits of following through on something.”

Everything seems to be going according to her plan until her past comes back to hunt her, forcing her to go to a place she never wanted to return, home. But when she does return, she’s shocked to find out that her mother is long gone. Even more shocking though, is the new bartender at her mother’s bar, Jax. Jax and Calla are immediately attracted to each other. Calla knows that someone like Jax could never be drawn to someone like her but little does she realise that Jax already knows everything there is to know about her.

Stay with me was exactly like I expected it to be. Jax was a unique character. He didn’t personally know Calla but it was as if they had spent years together. I really can’t expain their connection. You have to read the book to understand their bond. Jax sees beauty all around him and despite what Calla thinks of herself , Jax tries (very hard) to convince her of her beauty.

On the other hand, Calla has stopped believing in the world and has long since given up on herself. She’s has a hard life but she has chosen a better path. I think that the fact that Calla tries to change is a positive thing for her.

Stay with me was an incredible addition to the series. Jax and Calla were two wonderful characters who fought so hard to achieve their goals. It was fun following their journey. Action, romance, humor, drama and a sweet hero are all included. Until forever with me…

Totally recommended!
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Sofia T.

RELEASE WEEK EVENT, Excerpt & Giveaway: Among Monsters (Red Hill Novella) by Jamie McGuire

Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014 4:05 PM
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Travel back to Red Hill on Halloween!
AMONG MONSTERS available on October 31st!



Title: Among Monsters
Author: Jamie McGuire
Series: A Red Hill Novella

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Being thirteen has pitfalls of its own, but growing up has never been this hard.

Jenna had promised her mother that if the worst happened during her dad’s weekend, they would meet at Red Hill Ranch. When she finds seven words spray-painted on her dad’s wall the morning after a deadly outbreak, she makes a promise to herself: to get to the ranch with her seven-year-old sister, Halle, and to get them both there alive.

Among Monsters is the companion novella to Red Hill, both exploring from different perspectives what many broken families experience every other weekend: What if your children aren't with you when the world ends? What would you do to get to them? What would they go through to get to you?

For Jenna, seeing her mother again is worth everything. Determined to keep her promise, she is faced with experiences and decisions that force her to leave her childhood behind
EXCERPT 

The kids were at the table, coloring quietly. It seemed so easy for them to forget about the nightmare happening outside while they chose the perfect shade of blue and dragged it back and forth on the paper. I wished it were that simple, that I could just busy myself with something and pretend everything was normal.
I smirked and looked at Connor. “Are we running for our lives or running a daycare?”
He leaned away from the hole in the plywood and watched me for a moment, frowning. “If you saw inside the school, you wouldn’t be complaining. Out of this entire town, only three of us are left. Another boy was in the church. His name was Evan. He was older than me, but he didn’t make it out. So, now, it’s just us and April. Your bunch brings the kid population to a grand total of eight. Eight—that’s not even a daycare. That’s just sad.”
“I…I’m sorry. I was just trying to make conversation. I didn’t mean—”
“I know,” he said, looking back through the hole. “I didn’t mean it either. I’m just mad.”
I wondered what Connor was like before this had happened because he didn’t act his age.
“I bet you are.”
“If I were older, I could have saved more people. If I were older—”
“There are a lot of adults around. None of them have stopped this. Don’t carry that around with you.”
“I’m not carrying anything. The only things I have are my clothes.”
“Where do you live? Maybe we could go get some of your things?”
He shook his head. “What does any of that stuff matter now?”
I shrugged. His way of thinking made me miss Chloe. I wondered where she was, if her mom had picked her up in time. I would hope. That was all I had left. “I wish I could have brought something from my old room. Makes it feel more like home.” When Connor didn’t respond, I continued, “It’s not as loud as I thought it would be. Not a lot of screaming or hysterics. People get quiet when they’re afraid.”
“It’s only been two days,” Connor said without emotion. “Give them time.”
“Halle used to talk all the time. She’s barely said a word. She hasn’t even really cried.”
“Good. Loud kids get eaten.”
“You’re creepy,” I said, crossing my arms.
He leaned back and looked at me, the corners of his mouth turned up ever so slightly. “You’re weird.”
“Yeah? Well, I’m not the one staring at a cemetery when dead people are walking around.”
“I’m not staring at the cemetery. I’m watching Skeeter.”
“Who’s Skeeter?” I asked.
“The guy who saved me.”
“I thought you said your teacher saved you?”
“He saved me from my teacher.”
My eyebrows shot up. “Oh.”
“He’s burying his wife.”
I furrowed my brows. “Oh.”
“She was pretty. April said she said she was pregnant. I’m pretty sure he had to shoot her. It was…sad, I guess—if that’s the right word.”
“Sad is the right word.”
“It doesn’t seem like enough.”
“May I?” I asked, pointing to the hole.
Connor wasn’t imagining things. A man was standing in the cemetery with a shovel, and a body covered in plastic was lying on the ground next to him. “I see him,” I said.
“Yep.”
The man was filthy, covered in sweat, and once in a while, he would pause to aim and fire his gun.
So, that’s where the gunshots were coming from.
He was fearless, his shaggy sandy-blond hair sticking out of his ball cap. He was too far from me, so I couldn’t make out his face, but his body would shake periodically, and I knew that he was crying.
“Should we tell him we’re here? He seems like a good person to have around. Good with a gun,” I asked.
“April already tried. He’s going to find his brother and niece when he’s done.”
I looked at Connor. “I’m sorry about your parents and your teacher. That sucks—a lot.”
“Yep,” he said before walking away.

Giveaway

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About the Author:
Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with international bestseller, Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel Walking Disaster debuted at #1 on the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written apocalyptic thriller Red Hill, a novella titled A Beautiful Wedding, and the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy.

Jamie lives on a ranch just outside Enid, OK with husband Jeff and their three children. They share their 30 acres with cattle, six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.

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WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #16 Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits #1.5) by Katie McGarry

Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 12:42 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Breaking the Rules
Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing the Limits #1.5
Expected publication: December 30th 2014


A summer road trip changes everything in this unforgettable new tale from acclaimed author Katie McGarry
For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her boyfriend means getting away and forgetting what makes her so... different. It means seeing cool sights while selling her art at galleries along the way. And most of all, it means almost three months alone with Noah Hutchins, the hot, smart, soul-battered guy who’s never judged her. Echo and Noah share everything — except the one thing Echo’s just not ready for.
But when the source of Echo’s constant nightmares comes back into her life, she has to make some tough decisions about what she really wants — even as foster kid Noah’s search for his last remaining relatives forces them both to confront some serious truths about life, love, and themselves.
Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah's more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he'd be. And the last leg of an amazing road trip will turn... seriously epic.
What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #13 Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 5:25 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

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2. Alienated (Alienated #1)


3. White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1)






6.  Hunt the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #11)


7.  The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1)


8. The Sea of Tranquility


9.  Callum & Harper (Sleepless #1)


10. Insanity (Asylum #1)


What are the books you want to re-read???
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Sofia T.
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