Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Distance Between Us: Kasie West

This one has been on my list for a while, and I figured I should start clearing my TBR list off. Seriously, it needs to be dealt with. I have to give this book 3.5 stars. Don't get me wrong, it was a good book, but I had a few problems with it.

The ending. I just stared for a while, thinking something was wrong with my screen, that this wasn't right. But then I realized the truth, and all I could do was shake my head.

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It was too sudden, left too many loose ends, and all in all, it was messy. I turned the page thinking that there were more words to come out of this book. But fate was cruel.

One other problem I had with it was the lack of background. These two characters come seemingly out of nowhere, along with some side characters. We get some background for our female lead, her dad left, she hates rich people because of it...blah blah blah.

But Xander, our male lead, doesn't give us much. All we know is that he is rich, doesn't want to inherit his father's hotel chain, and doesn't know what else he wants to do. I did enjoy him though, he was sweet, and cared about Caymen.

And the guy who Caymen thinks her mother is dating. Mathew I think? (Obviously not important enough of a character to care about). Who was he, want did he want?

As much as I struggled with some aspects of the female lead, I absolutely loved her sarcasm. Only a few other people in the book truly appreciated it. But man, I learned a lot of stuff from her. Caymen was smart and sharp. She wasn't afraid to get dirty, or to fight back.

I liked the plot line quite a bit. The relationship that Caymen has with her friends was genuine. It felt very realistic, they joked with each other, laughed, were always there for each other, and welcomed in new people with open arms. I'm hoping that the author will take pity on all of us and write a sequel, or just start a series. Yeah that would be great.

Here's to hoping that will happen!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Reckless: Priscilla West

**ARC copy provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Holy. Shit. 

I recently read Wrecked by Priscilla West, and although it was a good read, it pales in comparison to this one. This book was so many things all in one.

I loved the witty banter, the chemistry, the humor, the romance, all of it. It is hard to give this one any less than five stars, but I just have to give it 4.5 stars. The author has done a fabulous job crafting a book that was both relatable and still a (somewhat) fairy-tale romance. I loved reading and watching the realtionship between Jax and Riley grow and develop, it wasn't an instantaneous thing, it took a while for them to like each other, and to finally act on it, instead of just hopping into bed with each other after one day and then subsequently falling in love. But that ending! How could you leave me hanging like this!?

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I liked that for Riley at least, we got a good background. Her ex is an ass, but I'm glad that she was portrayed as a strong woman, who, even though scarred, is still keeping on. Jax was an ass at times as well, but once we got a glimpse of his background, I'm sure you all felt as I did, and as Riley did, like a class-A bitch.

Jax was such a dimensional character. He had so much going on. He was hot, sexy, smart, and caring, even though he acted like he didn't give a shit. I liked that he was protective of Riley, but realized that she was strong as a person without him. Jax cracked me up with the shit he did to get Riley to try to leave him alone. And no, of course it didn't work. She just fired it right back at him.

The author did a great job at keeping things pretty light, even with some heavy subject matter. This book had me laughing out loud at some of the antics that Jax, Riley, and the band got up to. All in all, a fabulous read, and one I would recommend to romantics out there.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Resist: Lilly Avalon

*ARC provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

The plotline, a gif summary.

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The end.

But really, this novella was great. It was pretty much non-stop sex, but when has that ever been an issue. I loved Allegra and Devlin both. It was interesting to watch them interact. With the way Allegra left things, I feel bad for Devlin, and look forward to the second part of this story.

I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was a really quick read, but still had a plotline. I would like a little more backstory for each of the characters in the next one, I know we got a little in this story from Allegra. But I want to know about Devlin.

I look forward to reading the next one, and other titles from this author. I recommend it to anyone who loves dirty sexy books, and needs to take a break from life for an hour or so.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Wrecked: Priscilla West

**ARC provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

What. Wait...what?

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This book, it started off so good, so good. And then, it just.....lost momentum..

The blurb was pretty straightforward. I really expected this book to be a lot like Beautiful Disaster, and it was, there were quite a few similarities, but this book was much more well written.

Lorrie was a character that I am sure we have all met before, especially in books. She is all alone in life, with only a few family members left that care about her. Her mother was murdered, he father killed himself, and she falls in love with a bad guy.

Hunter is a fighter, illegal of course (would we want it any other way?), and he has issues. I feel as though he should have told Lorrie what was wrong with him from the beginning, but that makes for a very boring plot. Hunter's ex got on my nerves at first, but I ended up liking her a bit by the end.

The sexual tension in this book was too much. Then when they finally did get together, it lasted forever, I mean, really? Space it out a bit, I don't know how that poor girl walked afterward. But oh well.

The main problems I had for this book were that BOTH of the lead characters were weak. I understand that was the point, that they needed each other to make the other stronger. But I didn't view this as a healthy relationship. I loved the kittens. So cute! The author did a good job of putting them into the book, they made me smile when I was ready to give up on this book.

I will probably read the next one, simply because of how the first one ended. I hope Hunter mans up and does something about the situation he got himself into.