Monday, February 10, 2014
This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn't suitable for younger readers.
Fate hasn’t always been friends with Isabelle West. In fact, fate has been a downright bitch.
Isabelle has learned the hard way how hard life can be when fate isn’t by your side. It can hand you dreams on silver platters, but it can snatch them right back and hand you nightmares. One thing Isabelle knew for sure fate was consistent with was taking away everything she ever loved.
For the last two years Isabelle has been slowly clearing the clouds of her past. Happiness is finally on the horizon. She has a thriving business, great friends, and her life back. All she has to do is jump over the last hurdle…her ex-husband.
When problems start causing her to fear her new life, and memories that are better left forgotten start rushing to the surface the last thing she needs is a ghost from her past to come knocking on her door.
Axel never thought he would look into the eyes of Isabelle West again, and he wasn’t sure he wanted to now. He’s carried his anger for so long he isn’t sure he can just turn it off, but when he is faced with protecting her and an unexpected desire to have her again, life gets a little more complicated.
How will Axel and Isabelle deal when all their cards are put on the table and everything they thought was true blows up in their faces?
*book 1 in the Corps Security series. Can be read as a standalone but each book interconnects. HEA*
OMG! Seriously, I am in love with this series. That is really all I have to say.
But I'll continue anyway....Usually I purchase my books based off of the cover art. It might be a strange thing, but the books I tend to love the most, I love the cover art as well. And something about the font on this cover just doesn't sit well with me. So when I first heard of this series, I refused to buy it because of the cover art. But then when I continued to here great reviews about 'Axel' and then for 'Cage when it was released...and then again for 'Beck', I decided I actually did needed to read this series. So I bought the series and it sat on my Kindle for a while. Once I finally decided to read it, I seriously couldn't put it down.
'Axel' was super fun and innovative. There were some dark parts in regards to Izzy's ex-husband, but all of the fun and happy parts made it all the better. The novel ended with a smile on my face. And now I'm reading the next book in this series, 'Cage', and the series just keeps getting better. Definitely a must read....even if you don't like the cover art. Haha.
Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/Axel-Corps-Security-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00DU1GW80/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392084892&sr=1-2&keywords=axel+harper+sloan
Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
It has been a while since I finished this book, so this review won't be as great as I would like it to be. But it is basically summed up in that this is probably the first book I've ever read that I preferred the movie. I just couldn't get into reading this book. Which bothers me because I really wanted to enjoy it. I will try to continue through the series as I already own the whole series, but reading this book has really been a bummer for me. It was slow going and hard to understand for some reason. The book couldn't keep my attention, so it ended up taking me much too long to complete this book. Bummer.
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/City-Bones-Mortal-Instruments-Book/dp/1416955070/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1392083790&sr=1-1
Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/Bones-Mortal-Instruments-Cassandra-Clare-ebook/dp/B0013TXA5Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392083790&sr=1-1&keywords=city+of+bones+by+cassandra+clare
First in a sizzling new series from Jennifer Probst, the USA Today bestselling author adored for her “fresh, fun, and sexy” (Romancing the Book) storytelling!
In charming Verily, New York, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best girlfriends. But Kate’s more than a savvy businesswoman: She’s gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love’s magic is at work. It rocked her when she picked up a strange volume of love spells in the town’s used bookstore . . . and it zapped her again when she encountered Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered— and hot-bodied—divorce lawyer who storms into Kinnections demanding proof that playing Cupid won’t destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate’s newest client. The only way to convince this cynic that she’s no fraud, and that love is no mirage, is for Kate to meet his audacious challenge: find him his dream woman. Can Kate keep their relationship strictly business when her electrifying attraction nearly knocked her off her feet? Or has the matchmaker finally met her match?
This book was absolutely amazing. This was my first novel read by Jennifer Probst and I must say I so pleasantly surprised by it that I can't wait for the rest of the series to be released and to read other Jennifer Probst books in the future.
The first few chapters were a little slow for me because it was trying to get a few different storylines to come together, but once they came together, magic happened. This novel was just plain fun and witty. Kate and Slade was hilarious together, and seem completely wrong for each other, but reading about how much they both can't stop thinking about the other when they are apart is so touching.
The naughty parts of the book were completely amazing, and were probably some of the best naughty parts I've read in books yet. Even though the story line was pretty similar to other books I've read in the past (and will probably continue to read) it still felt new and exciting. Jennifer Probst is truly a talent. I cannot wait to continue to read more from her in the future.....and to read 'Searching for Perfect', the sequel to 'Searching for Someday.'
And the Epilogue was completely amazing. It was probably my favorite part of the entire book! Love love love it!
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Searching-Someday-Jennifer-Probst/dp/1476744920/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1392080284&sr=1-1
Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/Searching-Someday-Jennifer-Probst-ebook/dp/B00BSBVIDI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392080284&sr=1-1&keywords=searching+for+someday+by+jennifer+probst
The New York Times Bestseller by Tammara Webber
Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn't easy...
He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior...
The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he'd worked so hard to overcome, and the future she'd put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.
Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth - and find the unexpected power of love.
A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl's struggle to regain the trust she's lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.
'Easy' started out slow but ended up being a great book. There is a lot of back-story to the overall plot, so there needed to be that big build up. I felt like the beginning of the story could have maybe moved along a little faster or had a little more added drama, but about halfway through the story I ended up getting really involved in the Jacqueline - Landon/Lucas relationship.
It more or less ended as you expected. I wouldn't say it was one of the best books I ever read, but it was definitely a worth-while read. There were some really heart-warming parts as well some really heart-wrenching parts.
This was my first Tammara Webber novel and it definitely put me in the position to where I would read more by Tammara. There have been some authors recently that have left me a little under-whelmed and lead me to not reading any of there other work. I would definitely continue to search out Tammara's work based on this novel and give some of her other work a shot.
If you end up reading 'Easy' and enjoy it, there is going to be a second book, 'Breakable', that is described as more a prequel from Landon/Lucas' perspective. That should make for an interesting read.
I would give 'Easy' a solid four stars.
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Tammara-Webber/dp/0425266745/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1392079406&sr=1-1
Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Tammara-Webber-ebook/dp/B009KUXCFQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392079406&sr=1-1&keywords=easy+tammara+webber
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
You know that Abby Abernathy unexpectedly became Mrs. Maddox. But what do you really know?
Why did Abby pop the question?
What secrets were shared before the ceremony?
Where did they spend their wedding night?
Who else knew about it . . . and didn’t tell?
Everything about Abby and Travis’s elopement was top-secret . . . until now. Fans of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster will get all of their questions answered in this whirlwind tale of the wedding day (and night!)—and as with all good stories, this one will definitely have been worth the wait.
Ahhhhhh!!!!! I've been waiting for this! Travis and Abby are seriously my absolute favorite book couple. Ever. Seriously. And while writing this, I realized I never wrote a review of Beautiful Disaster/Walking Disaster. Seriously, best books ever. So basically, if you haven't read any of this series, or read all of it for that matter, stop right now, go out and buy the books/download the ebook, whatever and read it immediately. Don't even read my review, just read it, the whole series. Now.
Wait, what are you still doing here? Go read the series NOW! Ok, well maybe you're still reading because you read BD/WD and actually want my opinion on A Beautiful Wedding. Well, I guess I'll write a review then.
Here it is. Go buy it. Go read it. No, really. It's THAT good. It's everything you ever wanted from the wedding story of Travis and Abby. It will throw you through all of your emotions. While I was reading it, I went through happiness, sadness, and joy. I was crying, laughing, smiling, everything. I never thought that was the reason why Abby proposed to Travis, I thought their wedding and wedding night was absolutely perfect, I thought their first year anniversary was even more perfect. I just think Travis and Abby are just perfect. And I think that everything Jamie McGuire does is absolutely perfect.
Again, go buy it and read it....immediately!
An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling.
Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He's exacting, blunt, inconsiderate--and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.
Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family's massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who'd been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative--completely infuriating--creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he's never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe's so tempting he's willing to bend the rules--or outright smash them--if it means he can have her. All over the office.
As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they're willing to lose in order to win each other.
Originally only available online as The Office by tby789--and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites--Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.
Here is another book that I downloaded forever ago (the end of June) and just got around to reading. This book had continually been strategically placed next to the Fifty Shades books at the bookstore. The cover caught my eye immediately and it was immediately added to my to be read list. Until one day I had almost 4 hours to kill while my husband was at work, and I went to the bookstore. I decided to read the first chapter or two of a couple books on my TBR list to decided whether I actually wanted them to stay on that list....why buy them and then decide you hate it? I think I made it through a book or two before I picked up Beautiful Bastard in the store. I didn't touch another book that day. I think while I sat there I blew through the first 6 or 7 chapters. I wanted to buy it that day and just finish it right then, but money was tight at the time. Then, Beautiful Bastard was put on sale on Kindle and I downloaded it. Unfortunately, it was another case of other books taking precedence and I never got back to it. Until now.
Oh my gosh. Why did I wait so long to read this book? And as I'm writing this, I'm working why I haven't downloaded the rest of this series yet. Regardless, I feel like where I stopped reading that day at the bookstore was where a flip happened in the book that made it take on a completely different feel. The beginning was one story that focused mainly on Bennett and Chloe's crazy affair, but where I stopped reading was about the place where the story started shifting towards more of a romance novel.
I can't say that this book is one of the best books I've ever read, but it was refreshing and fun. It's definitely worth the time and money and you'll come to love Bennett and Chloe. You'll definitely find better romance or erotica books out there, but you'll enjoy every minute of this story and you'll wonder why you've waited so long to read it.
Up Next : A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire
A chance meeting with a stranger can turn your entire world upside down.
When Colton 'Colt' Bishop enters a bar in New York City, he has a plan. His job is to find an easy target and take her back to his place for a few days. He is working his way up the crime ladder doing a job he never wanted.
Lily Hilton has it all, but is hiding from a troublesome past. When she enters a bar downtown, and runs into her old high school crush, her entire world is turned upside down. She is determined to make him notice her, but that plan may work better than she expects. Colton does not hesitate to take Lily home and use her as his new pawn, but their past begins to catch up with them as their secrets unravel and he must decide what is more important to him, protecting Lily or himself.
I purchased this book at the end of May, and it's been sitting in my Kindle library since. I'm saddened that I never read it sooner. It seems like there are always books I download and that I have every intention of reading soon, but other books are released and I can't control myself and certain ones I know less about get pushed further and further back in my library.
This book is definitely one that I really wish I would have read sooner. It came recommended by a few other book blogs that I follow but I really knew nothing of Teresa Mummert's writing style or what this book was even about. I just went and downloaded it. When I first started I had a hard time getting into it because it was completely different than I was expecting. By the end of the the 2nd or 3rd chapter, I was sold. I loved that it was different than what I was expected. It's nice to occasionally read a book from the male perspective and being able to learn and feel his love for Lily was breathtaking.
This story isn't the traditional romance story, and that makes it fresh and new. It's something different yet still fulfills that need for a romance novel. The plot keeps you guessing throughout and you're never quite sure how it's going to end. I remember numerous times where I thought I knew where the plot was going and then went to the next chapter and I was completely proven wrong.
I highly recommended this book. It's a fresh, new take on the traditional romance story. I can't wait to dig into some other Teresa Mummert novels in the near future. She's definitely added to my list of "must read authors." You won't want to miss out on this stand-alone romance!
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren