Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Confess by Colleen Hoover ♡♡♡.5

ConfessConfess by Colleen Hoover is the second book I've read by this author, the first one being Slammed. I didn't love Slammed, but I loved the cover of this book, thought it sounded intriguing, and decided to read another book by her.

Confess is the story of Auburn and Owen. Their meeting is fate and they don't want to give each other up, no matter the consequences.

I don't really have very strong feeling about this book. I didn't connect with the characters, and there is something that comes as a surprise (I won't ruin it for you, but I don't really enjoy it when characters have this certain thing, so I wish I would have known before I started it). And I really think that "thing" was not so great as far as Auburn was concerned, but it was also what really drove the story, so the story would have been much different without it.

I did enjoy the premise of the story, it was a bit like if Postsecret was shrouded in a love story and great art. But overall, my lack of connection to the characters made the book suffer for me.

Have you read any books by Colleen Hoover? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Better When He's Brave by Jay Crownover ♡♡♡♡♡

Better When He's Brave (Welcome to the Point, #3)Better When He's Brave by Jay Crownover is a book I have been waiting to come out for quite some time. I put off reading it for a while because I knew I would hate it when it was it was over. Well I couldn't wait any longer.

Better When He's Brave tells the story of Titus and Reeve. Titus is a cop set on protecting the Point no matter the costs, and Reeve is set on getting a chance to take down the guy who is destroying anything good left in the Point. They are in agreement on getting to the guy destroying everything.  Now they need to see if they can make it together.
Part of the reason I love the Welcome to the Point series is watch a story play out with bad guys with good intentions. I was wary of this story because until now, Titus had always seemed like such a good guy. But the story showed that hardly anyone is all good or all bad, something we explored with Reeve and Titus.

So far, there hasn't been a Jay Crownover book I haven't enjoyed. I hope that never changes. I am looking forward to getting Nassir's story and her new Saints of Denver series. If you're not reading Jay Crownover, you are seriously missing out. Get on it!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill ♡♡♡.5

When Joss Met MattWhen Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill is the first book I’ve read by this author. I bought the book when it came up in my email as an offer from BookBub. It sat around on my Nook for a while, until right about a week ago, and I was pleasantly surprised with the book.

When Joss Met Matt tells the story of two friends who meet in college. When heartbreak strikes Joss, Matt offers to be her sorbet guy; he will help her forget her heartbreak through sex. It works, and they come back to each other time and time again to help each other forget all the things that make their other relationships fall apart. And during the times in between sorbet, they’re great friends.

I sincerely enjoyed When Joss Met Matt. The book was lighthearted, fairly clean (although I don’t mind when the books are a bit less clean, this story was light on the bedroom details), and pretty different from other books I have read recently. It took a bit of time to get used to the book going back and forth between the present day and different points in the past. It was a bit like watching Memento for the time (but much less confusing). 

Small warning: this story takes place over about seven years. That was probably my biggest complaint about the book. Everything was a small snippet of the character's lives. I didn't feel I got to know or connect with the characters as much because of that, especially considering most of those encounters revolved around Joss and Matt's dating lives. This gave the book a bit of a YA feel.

I think this is a great read for in between the heavy stuff or if you’re looking for a book that’s not about to rip your heart out.

When do you need a light read most. Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Cover Reveal for One Life by AJ Pine

I'm so excited to share AJ Pine's cover for her upcoming release, ONE LIFE, book #2 in her Only You series with Berkley/Intermix!

One Life (Only You, #2)
Only You #2
Releasing October 20th, 2015
Berkley Intermix

In the latest from the author of One Night, tragedy causes a young woman to struggle to keep her head above water, and the only one who can help her is the guy who’s been in the friend zone for the past year . . .

Every time life throws Zoe Adler a curve ball, she changes her appearance. Freshmen year—after almost following in her mother’s alcoholic footsteps—she said good-bye to her blonde, girl-next-door image and opted for jet black hair and piercings galore. After her brother Wyatt’s death, she escapes to the city to teach a summer art program for kids. Her black hair goes blue, and she finds solace in the arms of a longtime friend, in his heart, and in his bed—but her guilt makes her unable to accept the love he wants to give.

Spock might be the guy to save Zoe. But when she learns the truth about his past, the edge she’s teetered on since losing Wyatt drops out from under her. The girl who kept it together for everyone finally falls apart. Now Zoe must choose between drowning in guilt about Wyatt or asking for help. But even if she gets the help she needs, Spock may not be waiting for her when she’s ready to let love in. 


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A.J. Pine is gifting THREE electronic copies of ONE NIGHT, book #1 in the Only You series! Click here to enter!

One Night (Only You, #1)
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AJ Pine  writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires and superheroes. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago ‘burbs.
Check out the IF ONLY series, a new adult series with Entangled Embrace, HERE.
Check out the ONLY YOU series, a new adult series with Berkley/Intermix, HERE.
Coming in 2016: THE KINGSTON ALE HOUSE series with Entangled Select.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

One Night by A.J. Pine ♡♡♡♡

One Night (Only You, #1)One Night by A.J. Pine is the first book in the Only You series. I have read other books by A.J. Pine so I was looking forward to starting this new series.

One Night is the story of Jess and Adam. Jess has a past she doesn't want anyone to know about. In an attempt to deal with her pain she is sleeping with a different guy pretty much every night. Kicking them out with a to-go coffee in the morning.

Until she meets Adam. He's one of the school's most popular basketball players. And he falls fast and easy for Jess. But she's a tough shell to crack, and Jess isn't the only one with a past.

I enjoyed getting to know these characters and watching these character figure each other out. The story deals a lot with guilt, and the difficulty of dealing with something that may not have been a person's fault.

I loved this story, and I can't wait for another story from A.J. Pine.