Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tease by Sophie Jordan ♥♥♥♥

Tease (The Ivy Chronicles, #2)Tease by SophieJordan in the second and penultimate book in The Ivy Chronicles series. And I think it was even better than Foreplay.  There’s still plenty of sexual tension, but I felt there was just something more to this story.

Tease is the story of Emerson and Shaw. Emerson is going to school as an art major, spending her time with pretty boys, and appearing to be the epitome of fun. Shaw has recently returned from a tour in the Marines. They’re both dealing with some crappy family issues (Shaw’s whose go unresolved in this story). Shaw refuses to give up in his pursuit of Emerson. And Emerson is doing everything she can to push him away. Will she give in to the pull she’s feeling?

There was a lot of back and forth in this book. I would think Shaw and Emerson were finally going to happen only for them to fall apart all over again. The story really keeps you on your toes. And we learn some big secrets Emerson has been keeping from everyone. The only complaint I have is that I don’t feel we get to know Shaw very well. We learn things about him from his actions, but we don’t get much background about what he was like before the Marines.

I’m really glad I picked up this series. I’m looking forward to the next (and last) book in the series, Wild. I’m also glad the author is sticking with the main three girls. There’s something more intimate about getting to know them all from everyone else’s perspective and then from their own. Let me know what you think. Happy Reading! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dark Paradise by Angie Sandro ♥♥♥♥

20549455I have been looking forward to Dark Paradise by Angie Sandro for some time now. Since I started reading New Adult books a couple of years ago, I haven’t found many paranormal books, and I was excited at the prospect of a paranormal new adult books.

Dark Paradise tells the story of Mala, who finds a dead body in the swamp behind her house, and Landry, the brother to the dead girl. When the dead girl’s body is found, rumors start to circulate about Mala’s witchy family and her possible involvement in the girl’s death. Landry’s had a thing for Mala for years, but he can’t reconcile his feelings with the possibility that the girls of his dreams may have killed his sister. It doesn’t help that Landry’s dead sister is haunting them both.

Together, Landry and Mala, set out to find out who killed Landry’s sister. While at the same time trying to figure out their feelings for each other.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It took me some time to really get into it, but once I did, it was a whirlwind adventure. And at times a very frightening adventure. I can’t wait to read the next book, Dark Sacrifice. I want to know if Mala is going to really come into her powers, and how she will reconcile her feelings for Landry. Give the book a try; I’m so glad I did.  And let me know what you think.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers ♥♥♥.75

I almost didn’t read A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers, thinking I already knew how the book would turn out. But a few authors on Twitter were saying they loved to books. That was all the motivation I needed to dive right in. And I’m glad I did.

A Little Too Far tells the story of Lexie, a college junior about to spend a year taking art history classes in Rome. On the night before she leaves she sleeps with her stepbrother, Trent, who she happens to consider her best friend.  Good thing she’s leaving the country because Lexie isn’t sure she can handle what they did, thinking her friends and family will be disgusted.

In Rome, Lexie meets soon to be priest, Alessandro. He’s a young, Italian hottie, but, obviously, he’s already in a relationship the big guy upstairs. But with all the time Lexie and Alessandro spend together giving tours at the Vatican, there’s no denying there’s something between them.

We watch as Lexie tries to determine what she should do about wanting Trent, who is technically (and legally) an option, but may be the downfall of her family. And then there’s Alessandro, who Lexie may burn in Hell for tempting.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It didn’t go at all the way I was expecting. I won’t give it away, but you should read it and find out. I will say, I think the ending is a bit rushed. I really wanted to know what Lexie’s friends would say about the person she chose. Fingers crossed that we find out in another book in the series. The book also wasn’t as dark as I expected, which was a relief. I enjoy happy endings :)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire ♥♥♥♥.75

I have to admit, I was a bit apprehensive about Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire. I love love love Travis Maddox and Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster. I thought there was no way Trent and Cami’s story could be anywhere close to as amazing and Travis and Abby’s. I was so wrong, very happy, but still so wrong.

Cami already has a boyfriend, T.J., when the story starts. But she and Trent have known each other since they were kids. They’ve never been particularly good friends. , but all of a sudden Trent is spending all his free time with Cami, as friends, even though it’s obvious they both want more. And Cami can’t decide what to do about her situation.

I can’t say much without ruining something (particularly Cami’s decision). But this book surpassed everything I thought it would be. The story felt real on so many different levels. It was full of drama and secrets. And fully packed with love. Those Maddox boys know how to do love, and they do it in the biggest way possible. Is there somewhere I can get one for myself?

You don’t need to read Beautiful Disaster first, but I recommend that you do. The big secret at the end if this book really knocked me on my ass; I didn’t see it coming. But I feel like I should have. Those Maddox boys are the best kind of trouble. The secret left me with so many questions, and questioning a few different people. So read the book, and be prepared to fall in love with another Maddox.