Monday, June 29, 2015
3:AM Kisses by Addison Moore is the first book I've read by this author. I came across this book through BookBub, and I was not a huge fan
3:AM Kisses tells the story of Baya, a freshman who has decided to go to the same school as her brother, and her brother's irresistible roommate Bryson. It's a forbidden love story, and Bryson is ready to hang up his playboy belt in exchange for Baya.
I think this was a well written story that had a pretty good flow and decent characters, which is why it's getting 3 ♡s. But I also though the story lacked tension. Baya and Bryson are in love almost immediately, and a big brother isn't really "forbidden" enough to be concerned about in my opinion. I also felt Baya was a delicate and weak willed character, and those flaws are what lead to many of the story's problems.
I much prefer a story with strong women who really stand up for themselves. There were also a few places where the wording was really strange.
Have you read anything by Addison Moore? What did you think?
Monday, June 22, 2015
Fair Game by Monica Murphy is the first book in The Rules series. I really enjoyed her One Week Girlfriend series, so I thought I would give this book a shot. I wish I had waited until the whole series was out, because now I am desperate to get my hands on the rest of this series!
Fair Game tells the story of Jade and Shep. Jade is a normal freshman girl, out at an illegal gambling house with her boyfriend, when she becomes part of the bet. Shep can't keep his eyes of Jade, and he makes a hand of poker interesting by making Jade part of the game. And Shep wins.
Jade doesn't want any part in the biggest player on campus, but he's persistent, and she finally agrees to a date. Jade and Shep are fighting their feelings, and things heat between them pretty quickly.
Initially, I was not into this story. Shep seemed too set on how he owned Jade because of the bet and he was extremely demanding, and I really hated that. I never read Fifty Shades, but it seemed thing might be going in that direction, and that's not something I'm interested in. But it turned out Shep just needed an in, and in the end he was sweet and charming.
There were lots of steamy scenes, so if you're not interested in that, then this is not the book for you. But it was a beautiful story of people who come from different worlds and making things work despite their differences.
Do you love a story with a billionaire boyfriend, or do you think they're being overdone?
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Beautiful Sacrifice by Jamie McGuire is the third book in the Maddox Brothers series, which does not include Beautiful Disaster or Walking Disaster. If you are new to new adult, I recommend starting with Beautiful Disaster.
Beautiful Sacrifice tells the story of Taylor and Fayln. Fayln is trying to reconcile her past when Taylor Maddox walks into her life, and he's just what she needs. But Taylor's got it bad. And if you know one Maddox brother, you know they won't stop chasing a girl once they decide she's it for them.
I was extremely wary of Beautiful Sacrifice, because I did not enjoy Thomas's story Beautiful Redemption (I think he was a little too old, and I was expecting a new adult book, it felt more like a contemporary romance). But this book had almost all the magic and love that had me falling for those damn Maddox boys in the first place. This story was more somber than the others, and I did more crying than laughing, but it was worth every tear to witness Taylor and Fayln's story.
You could read this without reading any of the other books, but I would say read them all. Especially Beautiful Disaster. It's my favorite!
Anyone else want a Maddox of their own?
Monday, June 8, 2015
The Mistake by Elle Kennedy is the second book in the Off Campus series, and it was equally as good as the first book, The Deal.
The Mistake tells the story of Logan and Grace (similar to the Marked Men series, it is all the male characters who are connected, at this point in the series, they play hockey in college together). Grace and Logan meet on accident, and when Logan decides abruptly he shouldn't hook with Grace, she is not interested in giving him a second chance when he realizes he was wrong. But he's willing to do what it takes to fight for her.
This story and The Deal were pretty similar, but I really enjoyed them both. I like a story where the characters have to fight for what they want. We see Logan grow up a bit and we see Grace become spontaneous.
I hope there are more books to come in this series, because I would love a story from some of those other hockey players.
Who else is loving this series?
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Deal by Elle Kennedy is the first book I've read by this author. I am on some kind of sports kick. Three sport books in a row. And this one was awesome.
The Deal tells the story of Hannah, a music major looking to finally talk to her crush and Garrett, a hockey player who desperately need a tutor so he can stay on the team. Hannah agrees to tutor Garrett if he can get her crush to give her the time of day. Garrett's plan works, but they Hannah and Garrett fall for each other in the process.We watch as they deal with all the issues of hooking up, dating, school, and family.
Initially, I did not like the story, but about 4 chapters in, after getting used to the dialogue and writing style, I was hooked. I enjoyed how feisty Hannah could be, but she was also shy and reserved. She was a very round character. And I loved that Garrett was a smart jock who was extremely sarcastic and a bit vulgar.
I will definitely continue reading more books in this series.