Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Abbi Glines - Until The End - Book Review



Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Genre: New adult/ Contemporary romance
Length: 400 pages.

Let me just say that I am a huge fan of Abbi Glines. While reading Until the End, I've been asking myself what it is that I love so much about her books.

Her male characters tend towards possessive, caveman behaviour, but treat their women like queens. The female characters are sweet, sassy and giving, with backbones of steel. Don’t get me wrong, they all have their own personalities, quirks and baggage.

Ie concluded that Abbi writes compelling characters. Their lives are complicated and interesting. She makes you care for them and forgive them of their mistakes.

Rock and Trisha are every bit as lovable and magnetic as the rest of the Sea Breeze gang. If you've been following the series, you’ll be curious about the backstory of the married couple we met at Live Bay.

Trisha’s home life is horrendous. Her stepmother resents Trisha’s presence and treats her with contempt. As the big sister, Trisha is fiercely protective of her younger brother, Krit. Exposure to all the violence and abuse is turning Krit into a loose cannon.

The situation is becoming unbearable when her long time admirer, Rock Taylor steps in to help and protect her. *swoon.* Who doesn't love a knight in shining football gear?

Until the End has plenty of drama, romance and hot sex to keep your eyes glued to the page. Glimpses of the past and present, remind you of how far this couple have come and why we love them so much.

Fun, sexy and emotional. Well done.
5 flares.

*Free copy generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*





Cheers


Abbi Glines - Until The End - Book Review



Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Genre: New adult/ Contemporary romance
Length: 400 pages.

Let me just say that I am a huge fan of Abbi Glines. While reading Until the End, I've been asking myself what it is that I love so much about her books.

Her male characters tend towards possessive, caveman behaviour, but treat their women like queens. The female characters are sweet, sassy and giving, with backbones of steel. Don’t get me wrong, they all have their own personalities, quirks and baggage.

Ie concluded that Abbi writes compelling characters. Their lives are complicated and interesting. She makes you care for them and forgive them of their mistakes.

Rock and Trisha are every bit as lovable and magnetic as the rest of the Sea Breeze gang. If you've been following the series, you’ll be curious about the backstory of the married couple we met at Live Bay.

Trisha’s home life is horrendous. Her stepmother resents Trisha’s presence and treats her with contempt. As the big sister, Trisha is fiercely protective of her younger brother, Krit. Exposure to all the violence and abuse is turning Krit into a loose cannon.

The situation is becoming unbearable when her long time admirer, Rock Taylor steps in to help and protect her. *swoon.* Who doesn't love a knight in shining football gear?

Until the End has plenty of drama, romance and hot sex to keep your eyes glued to the page. Glimpses of the past and present, remind you of how far this couple have come and why we love them so much.

Fun, sexy and emotional. Well done.
5 flares.

*Free copy generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*





Cheers


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Alyssa Rose Ivy - The Hazards of Sleeping With a Friend - Book Review (ARC)



Publisher: Alyssa Rose Ivy, 2015.
Genre: Contemporary, new adult romance
Length: 204 pages.

Book five in the Hazards Series.
Kyle and Jade work together at the college radio station. They've been friends for a while, both secretly wishing for more.
Things start to heat up when Kyle offers his services if Jade ever feels like a roll in the sheets. Opportunity arises to follow through on that offer when Kyle needs Jade to be his pretend girlfriend on a week away with his family.

Things are playful and fun, but Jade is reluctant to have a relationship. She has had a nasty experience in the past.

Contention among Kyle’s family hints at a deeper level in the storyline. When tragedy strikes, things change dramatically and Kyle and Jade's relationship is tested.

I thought I was in for a fun, frivolous read to begin with. Nothing wrong with that at all. It's a light-hearted, entertaining escape from life. I think fun reads are as important as the emotionally wrenching ones. This book provided both.

The author throws in a couple of shocks to keep the reader on their toes. The challenges faced by the characters are depicted with insightful perception.

I really enjoyed this story.

4 flares.

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review*





Cheers




Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Jessica Sorensen - Awakening You - Book Review (ARC)



Publisher: Jessica Sorensen, 2015.
Genre: Romantic suspense.
Length: 262 pages.

Awakening You is the third book in the Unraveling You Series.

*Spoiler alert - If you haven't read Raveling You and Unraveling You, please read them first before continuing.*

Ayden Gregory and Lyric Scott are falling deeper into love with each other, every moment. They have yet to reveal their relationship to their parents, although each have different reasons. 

Lyric doesn't want their time together to be chaperoned or limited in any way. 

Ayden is worried Lyric's parents won't want their perfect, radiant daughter to be marred by his darkness and tarnish. 

Ayden's ex-captors continue to haunt and taunt him. With each terrifying encounter and with the shocking revelation that his sister was recaptured, he torments himself for not being able to remember and help save his sister.

It's excruciating to read how Ayden willingly puts himself in danger to pursue the truth. Ayden has a case of survivor's guilt, wishing he were the one in his sister's place, so he can be free. Not only that, he just doesn't feel worthy, so he devalues his deservedness to be loved and have a good life.

Lyric is brilliant for Ayden. She cares so deeply and offers her light and love to help him out of the darkness. She's so patient with Ayden and his need to go slowly. 

The way the love story weaves and builds through all the drama, keeps it from becoming too dark. Jessica Sorensen knows how to make the reader feel whatever the characters are feeling. We are dragged from despair, angst and fear to desire and joy, with seamless transitions.

It's heartening, the way both the Gregory and Scott families rally around, cocooning Ayden and nurturing him back to life. Personally, I just want to hug him. 

This story gave me goose bumps and kept me on the edge of my seat. It's the perfect balance of drama, suspense, heat and love. 

Awesome job, Jessica Sorensen.
5 flares.

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review*





Cheers









Jessica Sorensen - Awakening You - Book Review (ARC)



Publisher: Jessica Sorensen, 2015.
Genre: Romantic suspense.
Length: 262 pages.

Awakening You is the third book in the Unraveling You Series.

*Spoiler alert - If you haven't read Raveling You and Unraveling You, please read them first before continuing.*

Ayden Gregory and Lyric Scott are falling deeper into love with each other, every moment. They have yet to reveal their relationship to their parents, although each have different reasons. 

Lyric doesn't want their time together to be chaperoned or limited in any way. 

Ayden is worried Lyric's parents won't want their perfect, radiant daughter to be marred by his darkness and tarnish. 

Ayden's ex-captors continue to haunt and taunt him. With each terrifying encounter and with the shocking revelation that his sister was recaptured, he torments himself for not being able to remember and help save his sister.

It's excruciating to read how Ayden willingly puts himself in danger to pursue the truth. Ayden has a case of survivor's guilt, wishing he were the one in his sister's place, so he can be free. Not only that, he just doesn't feel worthy, so he devalues his deservedness to be loved and have a good life.

Lyric is brilliant for Ayden. She cares so deeply and offers her light and love to help him out of the darkness. She's so patient with Ayden and his need to go slowly. 

The way the love story weaves and builds through all the drama, keeps it from becoming too dark. Jessica Sorensen knows how to make the reader feel whatever the characters are feeling. We are dragged from despair, angst and fear to desire and joy, with seamless transitions.

It's heartening, the way both the Gregory and Scott families rally around, cocooning Ayden and nurturing him back to life. Personally, I just want to hug him. 

This story gave me goose bumps and kept me on the edge of my seat. It's the perfect balance of drama, suspense, heat and love. 

Awesome job, Jessica Sorensen.
5 flares.

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review*





Cheers









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