3.05.2015

Review: Play With Me by Anna Katmore

Play With Me by Anna Katmore

  • Pub. Date:December 8, 2012
  • Publisher: Self Pub
  • Pages:238
  • Rating:5/5 
  • Series:Grover Beach Team #1
  • Goodreads/Amazon

What if you had to do the one thing you hated most to get the guy you loved to notice you?

Ryan Hunter’s parties are legend. And tonight she’s going to be there.

Lisa Matthews anticipates the return of her best friend and only love since kindergarten kindle reversefrom soccer camp. But when Tony finally shows up, his mind is more focused on another girl. And worse, she’s a soccer player. Fighting for the attention Lisa craves, she’s just a hairbreadth away from making a very stupid decision. But when extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, she’s prepared to play ball to get her man.

The tryouts are hell, the first match ends bloody, and the morning after the selection party she wakes up in the worst place possible—in the arms of the captain of the soccer team. The hottest guy in school… Ryan Hunter. 
First Line:"He'd never tried to kiss me, even when we practically shared the same bed for half of the summer."

Review:This is one of those books I picked up at the perfect time. I had just finished reading a gut wrenching read and needed something light and fun and Play With Me was perfect. It was a simple done before plot but it was just what I was looking for and I read it all in one sitting.

 I seriously had this big cheesy smile on my face the whole time I was reading Play With Me. Lisa was just one of those girls you love to love. She was funny and smart and head over heels in love with Tony her childhood best friend or at least she thought she was until swoon worthy sexy Ryan Hunter came into her life and turned it upside down in the best way possible. Even now I can't stop thinking about Ryan this guy was just so...yummy...yes I just used that word to describe a guy but so what, it's to the point where I am going to actually buy the book from his point of view and if you know me you know I don't care to read the same story all over again even if it is in another characters p.o.v but I need to know his p,o.v.... actually I think it's just I didn't get enough of him and I want more.

If your looking for a sweet romance this book is perfect. Ryan and Lisa were really great together and it was fun seeing them get closer and OMG that lime! You have to read the book to know what I'm talking about but there is a part in the book that involves Ryan, Lisa and a lime and it was just so damn *sighs* hot! Not sure how else to describe it but I loved that part. Ryan was just an overall great guy and I loved how great he treated Lisa.

Now as far as Tony goes this guy was a good friend to Lisa but you can tell he took his friendship with her for granted. I mean what kind of guy dates a girl who insults his closest friend. I didn't like him to a certain extent but he wasn't all bad and I'm actually looking forward to eventually reading his story also.

I really loved this book which is so surprising because first off it was freebie on Amazon and I didn't really think much of it when I grabbed it but it's one of those books that will be a part of my re-reads list. And I've already went ahead and added all the other books from the series to my must reads list.


Memorable Quotes 

~"This was it. I was done with soccer. May the ball rot in hell and the players die of thirst."-Lisa

~"I'm just waiting for the day that a girl sees through you....and decides to like you anyway."-Rachel

3.03.2015

When Do You Let Go Of Love? by Cynthia Sax + Giveaway

When Do You Let Go Of Love? 
by Cynthia Sax

When do you let go of love? When your loved one has sex with another person? Moves in with her/him? Marries your rival? Has a baby with her/him? At what point do you say ‘I have to let him/her go, move on, allow this love to fade?’

Sinful Rewards is a love triangle. Bee, an exhibitionist heroine, is torn between a billionaire with a dark secret and a bad boy biker.

In Sinful Rewards 7, Bee has sex with one of these hunky men. Does this mean she won’t find happiness with the other hero?

If you asked me this at the end of that story, I would have said ‘Yes, she’s chosen her man. There’s no going back. She’s fully committed.’ While writing Sinful Rewards 8, I began to have doubts.

The man Bee didn't have sex with won’t let her go. He pursues her, tells her that what she did last night is history, forgotten. They can start again, save their relationship. He hasn’t reached the point where he’ll walk away from her.

Bee is aware of this. She knows that door hasn't been closed, permanently locked. Yes, she believes she has made her choice but, in the back of her mind, she realizes both of the men continue to be options. She can change her decision.

I’ve only been in love with one man, my dear wonderful hubby. If he hadn't loved me back, had begun dating another person (ouch), I might have let him go but I doubt I would have ever gotten over him. I would have always had hope that he’d come back to me. (This is all a guess. I don’t know how I truly would have reacted. Maybe I would have turned stalker on him. Who knows?)

When I was in ‘like’ with the previous guys I dated, I walked away from them when they started dating someone new. That was my line in the sand. I didn't want to interfere with their relationships with these other women, to be the reason it didn't work out between them. I waited for a few men, knowing the women were all wrong for them and their relationships wouldn't last, but I didn't try to speed the process or otherwise mess with their relationships.

Have you ever let go of love? At what point did you walk away, deciding it wasn't meant to be?


Sinful Rewards 8 by Cynthia Sax
Avon Impulse / On Sale February 17th / ISBN: 9780062354242

Bee Carter is no longer torn between her handsome billionaire and her tattooed bad-boy biker. After enjoying mind-melting, world-tilting sex and experiencing the pleasure of waking in her man's arms, she has finally made her choice.

Or has she?

A violent early morning confrontation pits biker against billionaire and results in a shocking proposal: the discarded man is willing to overlook Bee's wild night with his rival in order to win her love. He will sacrifice his pride, his heart, and everything he holds dear to have her.
Bee is unmoved by the offer … until the man she's chosen encourages her to accept.

Now Bee is yet again faced with an impossible decision: Does she pursue the man she craves, who has rejected her love, or does she settle for the man who will do anything for her?

Purchase  Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Sinful Rewards 9 will be on-sale March 17th


About the author

CYNTHIA SAX lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say “I love you,” they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.
Please visit her on the web at www.CynthiaSax.com.




Giveaway

e-copies of Sinful Rewards 1 & 2

3.02.2015

Review:Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

  • Pub. Date:March 19, 2013
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Margaret K. McElderry
  • Pages:570
  • Rating:5/5 
  • Series:The Infernal Devices #3
  • Goodreads/Amazon/Book Depository

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy. 

Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.  
First Line:"I'm afraid," said the little girl sitting on the bed."

Review:This trilogy has seriously touched my heart in ways no series ever has. I cried, I laughed and oh man by the time I was done reading it I was just left heartbroken and happy all at once. I never even knew it was possible to feel those two things at once until I finished reading Clockwork Princess. Jem...Will...Tessa their love story was just perfect on an epic level. If you want to talk about the best love triangle ever written theirs was it.

Clockwork Princess was an amazing ending to an excellent series. The Infernal Devices is by far one of my all time favorite series. I loved Will and Jem. There friendship was just so beautiful and what they had to endure it just broke my heart.

I have read so many books with love triangles with many where they are just incredibly annoying and a few that were done just right and then there is Clockwork Princess the love triangle in this book was just pure perfection, and the way it ended a part of me is still just so sad thinking about it but happy too...I'm just a bag of emotions really when it comes to this series. I know I will re-read the Infernal Devices again but I'm not sure if I will survive through the gut-wrenching moments that came with it all over again.

Memorable Quotes 

~"It's a very strange thing, to be in love......it changes you."-Jem

~"Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. I would read them together with you, as many as I can, before I die" - Will

2.25.2015

Cover Reveal: Belong to Me by Laura Howard



Belong to Me by Laura Howard 
(A Moore Crossing Novel) 
Publication date: March 31st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Synopsis:
Kate and Noah thought they had the kind of love that could last through anything. Until their world crumbles out from beneath them.

After months of separation, the tragic death of Jack, Kate’s twin and Noah’s best friend, throws them back together. As they try to heal from the horrific loss, will they be able to overcome old wounds or are they destined to live separately forever?







Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.


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2.17.2015

Review: Collide by Melissa West

Collide by Melissa West

  • Pub. Date:February 9. 2015
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen
  • Pages:320
  • Rating:3/5 
  • Series:The Taking #3
  • Goodreads/Amazon

Military legacy Ari Alexander has survived alien spies, WWIV, and a changing world order. But when the new leader of Earth uses Jackson—the only boy she's ever let herself care about—to get to her, Ari has no choice but to surrender. 

To free Jackson, she agrees to travel to the national bases to train others to fight. What she discovers is a land riddled with dying people. Ari has the power to heal by turning the fighters into aliens—half-breeds like her. If she succeeds, together, they have a chance at overthrowing the alien leader, Zeus. But if she fails, everyone she holds dear will be wiped away forever.

Once again, everything Ari’s come to believe is thrown into question. In a world of uncertainty, loyalties are tested, lies are uncovered, and no one can be trusted. If Ari and Jackson have any hope at survival and at preserving a life for the future, they must fight the final war with their eyes wide open.
First Line:"Wake up!"

Review: Collide is the third and final book in West's The Taking series and with the insane cliffhanger Hover ended with I was really happy to finally get my hand on Collide to see how everything works out for Ari and Jackson.

Ari is back on earth and things have changed drastically, there is new leadership, Earth is in a very bad state and things are just very intense with the anticipation of war coming. What I loved the most was Ari and Jackson's relationship. They have this bond and respect for each other that I really admired. Jackson lets Ari do her thing and supports her through all her decisions. They both trusted each others skills in doing what needed to be done without holding the other one back out of their fear for the other ones safety.

Zeus was still twisted as ever he was constantly messing with Ari and I'm pretty sure getting some sick pleasure out of it. As far as the plot goes it moved very fast, lots of betrayals and moments of "you think you know what is going on but you really have no idea." I do wish the final face off with Zeus didn't happen so quickly, there was such a big build up and then it was over just like that. I also didn't understand what was the purpose of introducing a new alien species at the end I don't feel they served a real purpose.

The whole time I was reading Collide I just felt like it was lacking something it's hard to put my finger on what exactly but overall I still liked it and really enjoyed the series as a whole.

Memorable Quotes 

~"I don't know what I would do without you."-Ari
   ....."You never have to find out."-Jackson
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