Monday, October 26, 2015

The Brat Review

This book was amazing. It was the first one I have read of Sherry Gloag. She captures the horrors of childhood trauma terrifically. Watching Gina come to terms with everything, seeing her life in upheaval, and seeing her come out stronger once she faced it, is a testament to her resilience. For some, like me, it will definitely strike home with how true to life this is. Watching as Gina gets strong enough to let someone in, especially someone she thought of as an enemy, is such a transformation, but I love how you got to see every step of her journey. It wasn't just, one day she is broken, one day she is fixed, and you, the reader, are left shaking your head in confusion. When Gina finally gets to meet her mom, I bawled like a baby, watching the agony both of these women have went through every day. For a mother, the guilt of knowing what she did to her child. For the child, to spend her life thinking her mother didn't love her or want her, which immediately made her undesirable and unlovable to find out that wasn't the case at all. Then watching her spread her wings with Ben is a memorable experience. You will not be able to put it down, I certainly couldn't

**I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own**

Twice Lost by Jennifer Field Review

I just finished this book and it was great. This was the first book by Jennifer Field I had read, but I guarantee there will be more in my future. I loved Jenna. She was such a badass. I'm not really sure how I felt about them ending up with other people when the story seemed like it was "their" story most of the way through. On the other hand, it was good to see a male hero who would help a female character without being sexually driven. I enjoyed seeing Jenna evolve from a scared young woman to a young woman ready to take on the world. I look forward to seeing what is in store with this series.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Bash Vol. 1 by Candace Blevins

I have always been a fan of Candace Blevins' books, but I love this one. Every time I think she has ran out of anything new, she proves me wrong, thankfully. Bash's story needed to be told. It is interesting watching the way this story unfolds because of the way Angelica and Bash's story evolves. Throw in a few Weres and it sizzles. I for one, cannot wait to see how Bash and Angelica's story plays out. Will they make it?

 **I got this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review**

You can get your copy of Bash Vol. 1 HERE

Duke by Day, Rogue by Night by Katherine Bone

I finished this book yesterday and Oh My God! This book was a masterpiece. Katherine Bone nailed it. It was wonderful being able to see the world through Thomas and Constance' eyes. As much as he loved her, I wonder if he would have came back for her if circumstances weren't what they were, though. It was such a realistic situation which is what made it such a great read for me. Everything was researched very well to work in a period romance. It was amazing watching Constance, young as she was, owning the situation and trying to make herself complete in the process.

Go here to get your copy today: Duke by Day, Rogue by Night

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Elders (Mind Dimensions Book 4) by Dima Zales

I originally found this book through a promotion on Tomoson. The first one caught me by surprise since this isn't normally something I would read. I loved it! I immediately contacted the author who then sent them as I finished and posted reviews. These books, as much as I don't care for sci-fi I would have went and bought otherwise, because I HAD to know how to story ended. You will definitely want to start at the beginning for this series. You miss important stuff, but it does flow wonderfully. Darren is very complex and you have to pay attention, otherwise sometimes it is hard to know when he has phased into the Quiet, or when it is happening. I loved seeing how The Elders wrapped up Darren's story. Impeccable storytelling on Mr. Zales' part. There were no unanswered questions, and I didn't feel cheated like I do at the end of some books where I am left scratching my head. I think Mr. Zales may prove to be my gateway into a love of sci-fi. Please go get your series today.

Book One: The Thought Readers
Book Two: The Thought Pushers
Book Three: The Enlightened
Book Four: The Elders

Underneath It All by Kate Canterbary

It took a while for me to get into this book. I hated how weak Lauren was. I grew to like her, and learning about her upbringing made a lot of it make sense. After meeting Angus, I also understood why Matt had to be in control, which made for an explosive combination when you put them together. Both of them wanted to take, but neither really knew how to give. It was nice seeing Matt come to his senses first, instead of the girl chasing after him. The only problem was Lauren didn't seem to know what she was chasing. I'm glad she got it though, and could be there when he needed her. After about halfway through, it became a book I couldn't put down. I'm not sure if it is because I genuinely liked the characters or just wanted to see the train wreck, but it kept me entertained. It is definitely worth a read for any romance enthusiast.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A New Must Read Romance by a New Author

I absolutely adored this book. It was amazing. It starts out as your standard MC book but is very quickly so much more than that. After Faith gets out of her situation, seeing two people who are willing to sacrifice that much for each other is rare. It does happen, but not often. These two are the gems that true love stories are made of. For Chance Carter to be a new author, his technique at storytelling is unrivaled. I cannot wait until his next book to find out what wonderful characters he will bring us next. Do yourself a favor and go get this and read it TODAY! I have a feeling he is going to explode romance MC's wide open. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Elsa Winckler- Touched to the Soul Review

I thought this book was ok. It took a LONG time for me to get into it. It was very predictable and you could see everything coming. They both reminded me of the little kids on the playground the way they avoid each other because they like each other. It was a good book to just turn off my brain and pass some time. I would still probably read more of hers, but I don't think I would go out of my way to do it. If you are looking for a meaty book, move on. If you just want something to read because you are bored, definitely pick it up.