WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #52 Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter #8) by Nalini Singh

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:27 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Archangel's Enigma
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #8

Expected publication: September 3rd 2015

Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required—those more common to predatory animals than to man.
Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets, is fascinated by his nature—at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it’s too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows...and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare…
I really can't wait for this one! I -L-O-V-E Nalini Singh! 

What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

Review: Scorched (Frigid #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted on Monday, July 27, 2015 4:39 PM
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Title: Scorched
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Frigid #2

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Sometimes life leaves a mark…
Most days, Andrea doesn’t know whether she wants to kiss Tanner or punch him in the gut. He is seriously hot, with legit bedroom eyes and that firefighter body of his, but he’s a major player, and they can’t get along for more than a handful of minutes. Until now.
Tanner knows he and Andrea have had an epic love/hate relationship for as long as he can remember, but he wants more love than hate from her. He wants her. Now. Tomorrow. But the more he gets to know her, the more it becomes obvious that Andrea has a problem. She’s teetering on the edge and every time he tries to catch her, she slips through his fingers.
Andrea’s life is spiraling out of control, and it doesn’t matter that Tanner wants to save her, because when everything falls apart and she’s speeding toward rock bottom, only she can save herself.
Sometimes life makes you work for that happily ever after…
I’m a huge JLA fan so when I found out that Frigid, Kyler and Syd’s story, was getting a sequel I was over the moon.

Tanner is seriously hot but a major player. Currently helping out in the firefighter station and planning on becoming a police man, Tanner has his future sorted out. The only thing that he can’t figure out is the redhead little devil that won’t stop challenging him.

Andrea is in desperate need of help but she doesn’t know it. How? She has convinced herself that she’s a normal girl who sometimes has too much in her plate, too much to drink, too many sleeping pills, too many issues. Her life is getting out of control and she’s barely holding on.

When Kyler and Syd persuade them to take a trip to a cabin in the mountains, Tanner and Andrea will finally get to know each other. There were really so many things they didn’t know about each other. Truth be told, I too judged Andrea in the beginning but the more I learned about her the more I liked her. One would never see someone like Andrea and assume that something is wrong but I guess we shouldn’t judge other when we know nothing about them.

Tanner and Andrea had the enemies to lovers type of relationship and that means epic chemistry! They were such an amazing couple. I loved the way Tanner was always there for her even when it was too late to help he was still there. There are actually many things I loved about the book: firstly, the cover is incredible, we have an imperfect heroine who struggles with her life and I loved that in the end it was Andrea who saved herself and not someone else e.g. Tanner. Of course she had the help of her family, Tanner and her friends.

Scorched has a bit of everything going on. It was emotional and dealt with a serious subject matter but it was also funny at times and it has a great romance or two (there were a couple of scenes with Kyler and Syd). I’m so glad that we got to see them all.

Although, Scorched is the sequel to Frigid, it can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading Frigid too. You won’t be disappointed.

Totally recommended!
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #47

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015 5:04 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

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I'm officially a CoHo addict! I read all of her books this month and since Never/Never isn't over yet, I can't wait for more. 

Also, I got an ARC of Beware of me, the fourth book in Cynthia Eden's Dark Obsession series. I'm a huge fan of Cynthia Eden so I tend to love eveything she writes :)

Lastly, I decided to start the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I have read her Highlander series but never got to read Darkfever. The main reason I picked it up is bacause I kept seeing quotes from the books and I really loved them so....

I'm halfway through and I'm loving it. The series is so suspensful with many secrets and many more twists.  

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

Review: Sweet (Contours of the Heart #3) by Tammara Webber

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 12:45 PM
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Title: Sweet
Author: Tammara Webber
Series: Contours of the Heart #3

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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He’s the love of her life, but he doesn’t know it.
She’s his one moment of sacrifice in a lifetime of survival.
He was damaged and wild, but resilient.
She’s always been obedient. Now she’s restless.
Home for the summer between college and med school, Pearl Torres Frank knows two things: Boyce Wynn is the embodiment of everything she should run from, and everything she wants to run to. Rebellious and loud. Unconcerned with society’s opinion of him. Passionate. Strong. Dangerous.
And one more trait he hides from everyone but her:
Sweet.
“I’d rather her be happy the rest of her life without me than be the thing that made her sad.”
Sweet is the third book in the Contours of heart series and it tells the story of Pearl Torres Frank and Boyce Wynn.

When a seven-year old boy saves a little girl from drowning, their lives change forever. Pearl met Boyce the day he saved her life. Since then their lives intertwined. He became her hero but she was his savior. Growing up in very different families, in the opposite side of town with little things to keep them together, Boyce and Pearl form a special bond.

I know it sounds cliché: a privileged young girl falls in love with the bad boy but Webber’s ability to tell a story is truly unique.

What I liked: Boyce! He was such a strong character. He has lost almost everyone in his life, his father (who I hated) is dead, his brother, the only person he ever loved is dead and his mother abandoned them due to his father’s behavior. All he has left is a little trailer to sleep in and the garage he works in. I have no idea how he managed to survive with a father like that but he was very brave having to endure such a rough past. Now Boyce dreams of a brighter future.

What I didn’t like: the heroine, Pearl. She was a total brat. She and Boyce have an argument about this very matter where Boyce tries to reassure her that she isn’t a brat, she is just privileged. Well, she’s both.

Pearl was a great character but I just didn’t like her much. What I did like about her was her decision to follow her dreams and not agree with the future her parents had in mind for her. She had doubts and fears and was a bit insecure but she made it. She lived the life she wanted and I totally liked that.

Of course, there are twists to the story and suspense but in its majority Sweet was a lovely romantic story about second chances and a love that spans over fifteen years.
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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #51 The Moment of Letting Go by J.A. Redmerski

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:29 PM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: The Moment of Letting Go
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Series: None

Expected publication: August 11th 2015 by Forever


You can follow the rules or you can follow your heart…
THE MOMENT OF LETTING GO  Sienna Murphy never does anything without a plan. And so far her plans have been working. Right after college, she got a prestigious job and gained the stability she’d always craved—until work takes her to the sun-drenched shores of Oahu and places her in the path of sexy surfer Luke Everett. For the first time, she lets her heart take control. Drawn to his carefree charm, she makes a spontaneous and very un-Sienna-like decision to drop everything and stay in Hawaii for two more weeks. Luke lives fast and wild. When he meets Sienna, he’s convinced that some no-strings-attached fun is just what she needs. As their nights quickly turn from playful to passionate, Luke can’t deny the deep connection he feels. But there’s a reason Luke doesn’t do long-term. He can’t promise Sienna forever, when the enormity of his past has shown him just how fragile the future can be.
What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

Review: When You're Back (Rosemary Beach #12) by Abbi Glines

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015 11:18 AM
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Title: When You're Back
Author: Abbi Glines
Series: Rosemary Beach #12

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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The future is bright for Reese Ellis. She has Mase Colt-Manning, the man of her dreams, and a family she didn’t know existed until her long-lost father arrived on her doorstep in Rosemary Beach. After growing up with a cruel mother and abusive stepfather, Reese is eager to get to know the caring and charming man who wants to be a part of her life. Everything is finally falling into place.
While Reese is visiting her new family in Chicago, Mase spends time with his “cousin,” Aida, who has worshipped him since childhood. Though they’re unrelated by blood, Mase and Aida have been raised to think of each other as family. But when Reese returns, she can tell something isn’t quite right with Aida, who clearly resents Reese and excels at manipulative little games. And though Mase is unsuspecting, Reese knows Aida doesn’t love him like a cousin should...
"I wasn't sure which was worse, loving and losing or not ever knowing that kind of love at all."
Drama! This is actually what the majority of the book is about.

I L-O-V-E Abbi Glines so much. I’ve actually read all of her books and I especially love the Sea Breeze and the Rosemary Beach series.

When you’re back is the twelfth book in the Rosemary beach series and the sequel to When I’m gone, the continuity to Mase and Reese’s story.

This book picks up where the previous left off. Reese has found her father and her real family. She has moved to Texas to be with Mase and finally shape her future. Soon things get complicated when Aida, Mase’s cousin who is actually in love with him, views Reese as a threat and won’t hesitate to use any means necessary to keep them apart.

When you’re gone reminded me so much of Fallen too far. The characters are different of course, but the plot is pretty much the same. A couple in love being pulled apart by a relative, in this case Aida, Mase’s cousin while in Fallen too far it was Rush’s “sister” Nan, who I HATE! I didn’t really like that but I overlooked it because the story was actually amazing. Reese and Mase were two amazing characters but each had flaws and that made them realistic to me, which was a good thing.

What I truly loved was Captain. I have to confess that I couldn’t remember who he was and when I did find out that he is Blaire’s brother, I’m ashamed to admit that I still couldn’t remember him *gasp*. BUT I really liked him, I was obsessed with finding out more about him. Yet, I’m a bit confused about his actions and I don’t mean the flirting with Reese thing, what I mean is something that you will never, ever see coming. I really need more of Captain. I hope he’s getting a book or something because he was very secretive.
"Don't let your weakness define you, Reese. Ever. Your strengths should define you” -Captain
Another aspect I really loved was the secondary characters. We see almost everyone from the previous boos and the new additions to their families. I was very sorry for Kiro. I usually just ignore him or tend to not like him very much but I was really sorry for him and Emily. I still haven’t read their story ( Kiro’s Emily) and I don’t know when I will be ready to read it. I just know that I’m not sure I can handle the books since we all know the end isn’t a HEA. I’m pretty sure I’m going to cry my eyes out!

When you’re back was a great addition to Mase and Reese’s story with much drama and tension but with incredible characters.
"He made me feel as if I could ask him for anything and he would do it.That was a powerful yet humbling emotion." - Reese
Totally recommended!
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #46

Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2015 1:53 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

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All about CoHo! This week I managed to finish the Slammed series and I finally read Ugly love! I can't wait for the movie! The book was really fun to read.

I also got to read the Never-Never series and I L-O-V-E-D it. I'm thankful I waited this long to read this series bacuse it's a cliffhanger. Fortunately, the third book will probably be out this year. 

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.
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