Review: No Strings Attached (Razor Bay #3)

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2-star

This is the cover ❤

Title: No Strings Attached (Razor Bay #3)

Author: Susan Andersen

Published: July 29th 2014 by Harlequin HQN

Some mistakes are worth repeating…

Tasha Riordan’s one night with Luc Bradshaw was the best of her life. The following two—when she got thrown into a Bahamian jail on bogus charges—were her worst. Now, seven years later, the undercover DEA agent is back. Invading her town. Her restaurant. Her fantasies. She can’t trust a man who lied to her. Yet, neither can she trust herself—not when their chemistry burns even hotter than before.

Learning he has two half brothers shocks Luc. Discovering they live in the same town as Tasha—that’s a different kind of thrill. Their mutual lust is still off the charts, but he can’t get her to listen to his side of what happened on that long-ago night. Good thing he’s got powers of persuasion that go deeper than words. Because nothing has ever felt this right…

This book was ok…
It was very predictable, the relationships were on and off (which frustrated me and made me roll my eyes making my head hurt), and yes I read it in 2 hours (new record!) but it was draggy. Some parts were sweet, (the world building, Jeremy’s and Peyton’s relationship, Luc’s and Tasha’s relationship) and some parts were just boring, that I had to skip that part before I fell asleep. (and that’s never good)

I liked Tasha’s character, but the only thing I didn’t like about her was that she kept on pushing away Luc because of her mom (she didn’t want to end up like her) and she was a coward. To everybody she was suppose to be this strong, and selfless character, but when it came to relationships, she always needed to ask for opinions, and always pushed away people, which is why she ended up single until over 30 😛 (and she says its because she’s been busy, but then again she can take time off whenever she wants).
                                          

Review: Onyx (Lux #2)

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stars

This is the cover! ❤ 😀 ❤

Title: Onyx (Lux #2)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout (Favorite author of all time!)

Published: August 14th 2012 by Entangled Teen

Summary in Katy’s POV (adds to the interest)

Minor spoilers ahead, so BEWARE 🙂

HOLY DAEMON BABIES!!!!!! What. was. THAT?!?! With that awesome story, and then you get to the end and….. POOF! CLIFFHANGER! I DESPISE cliffhangers!!!! Especially when I don’t have the next book with me at the moment -_- I’m depressed Dx.

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks… (but to me it rocks!)

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense (DOD) are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own (Blake :P). He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard. (Which is good, because falling for Blake would be bad, and I would have to dive into the book and slap her silly :))

But then everything changes… (How could it not? It is the second book out of 5!)

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive (Bethany, oooops big spoiler :3) And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them and me?
No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

Yes in this one there will be deaths, one of them important, I almost cried myself, but the others will leave you cheering and “whooping” until the book ends 😀

All these questions will be answered, and Opal (the 3rd book) is going to be much more intense, and better than ever 😀

I’M SO EXCITED, I NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOW!!!!

On second thought…  Particularly Daemon. ❤

 

Review: Immortal City (Immortal City #1)

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3 stars

This is the cover ❤

Title: Immortal City (Immortal City #1)

Author: Scott Speer

Published: April 3rd 2012 by Razorbill

** spoiler alert **

First it was the cover (how is the guy on the cover not hot, and attention grabbing??)
Second, the description, it was like the perfect book for me!!! I mean, it has angels, a famous person ending up liking…more The first time I read this book, I had rated it a 5. And I think I was a little too enthusiastic about it. Probably because this was my first book about angel celebrities, the cover is to die for, and I just loved the story back then. At first when I was at the library this book called to me.

First it was the cover (how is the guy on the cover not hot, and attention grabbing??)
Second, the description, it was like the perfect book for me!!! I mean, it has angels, a famous person ending up liking a normal girl, the normal girl hating his guts because she thinks he is an arrogant jerk, and them falling in love with each other even through the consequences.

But, when I read this book the second time, I skimmed through it; instead of reading it like if I wanted to savor every word of it.

Then I found myself rolling my eyes a lot, I guess it was because I didn’t like a lot of the characters in this book, considering that half of them were celebrity angels (and you know how stars act, with the paparazzi, and spoiled and etc etc; then the other half, are crazed fans of these angels, I mean when I read about them, I thought What is so special about them??? yes, there angels, don’t get me wrong I love them, but here they weren’t the angels I have learned about growing up, these are angels that yes, they save your life, but you have to pay for it and do you know how much that is?$100,000, and who in this world can afford that? That’s right people higher than the upper-middle classmen -_-

So, how is this fair? We don’t know, but everything goes into chaos when the famous Jackson Godspeed saves a mortal girl, that wasn’t his to protect, but he did it anyway because he loved her.

Wooooooow.

anyway, summary:
This story is told on 2 POV’s:
1. Jackson Godspeed: who is the hottest young Angel in a city filled with them. He’s days away from becoming a full Guardian, and people around the world are already competing for the chance to be watched over by him. Everyone’s obsessed with the Angels and the lucky people they protect, everyone except for Madison (who isn’t a big fan of the sort of thing, but you know she ends up falling for him anyway).

2. Madison: who is the one girl in Angel City who doesn’t breathlessly follow the Angels on TV and gossip blogs. When she meets Jackson, she doesn’t recognize him. But Jackson is instantly captivated by her, and against all odds the two fall in love. (DUH)

Maddy is swiftly caught up in Jackson’s scene, a world of glamour, paparazzi and murder (who knew?). A serial killer is on the loose, leaving dead Angels’ wings for the police to find on the Walk of Fame (because this murderer is going through the stars on the walk of fame and Jackson is next). Even the Guardians are powerless to protect themselves in the face of this threat …and this time it’s up to Maddy to save Jackson (because he’s next, and ironic how it was suppose to be the other way around?).

This book was ok for me the second time. So, if you want to enjoy this series, make sure you read it only once, or your thoughts will change the second time, because this book had to much detail that wasn’t needed, and it just left me frustrated.

I still have to read the second book…                                        

Review: Obsidian (Lux #1)

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stars

This is the cover ❤ 😀 ❤

Title: Obsidian (Lux #1) ❤

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout (favorite author!)

Published: May 8th 2012 by Entangled Teen     

Summary in Katy’s POV (adds interest)

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

This book was still really, REALLY good even if I had to read it twice to remember everything to read the next one 🙂

Everything about this book was perfect!!!
Armentrout did an amazing job explaining a whole different way of how we really think of aliens 🙂

We, as humans, think that aliens are these green little figures, that are intelligent, have big eyes, are gooey, and have tried to take over our planet!!! Oh no!!!
But I’ve never imagined aliens as a life force as bright as the sun!!
Of course I’ve known that aliens had a whole bunch of powers, and can do many unique things that we as humans can never do, and that they can glamour people, but I never new their kryptonite 🙂 And that aliens had their own enemies, and my gosh Daemons mood swings!! more on that later….

I loved the characters, the plot, aliens, Daemon <33 if he didn’t have so many mood swings, and on and off moments 😛, the world building was just lazy, i mean all Armentrout had to do was describe a house, state, car rides, prom, and that stuff is easy, but if she had to actually create the aliens’ world then were talking different, but im not going to take points off that 😉

I just love the story soooo much 🙂

The only thing that didn’t do it for me, was that I didn’t get enough information on the aliens’ enemies, I don’t know if Katy is going to end up special, or if she stays human, because she has a little scene in the ending….. and it might tell us something in the future books of the series… and we have a little cliffhanger in the end… sad 😦

But every thing else was good 🙂

Oh and one more thing, I hope Katy becomes a stronger protagonist, because in this one she was a bit of a whiny, runner, but I have to give her credit, she barely flinched, when Daemon told her EVERY SINGLE THING ABOUT THEM, AND I MEAN EVERYTHING about them, even though he knew the consequences, and that took guts 🙂

That’s all, I’m so excited for Onyx!!!! EEEEEEE, that is, when I buy it 😀

Review: Feel the Heat (Hot in the Kitchen #1)

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stars

This is the cover 🙂

Title: Feel the Heat (Hot in the Kitchen #1)

Author: Kate Meader

Published: May 7th 2013 by Forever Yours

This book was such a tease!!! OMG!!!
I loved everything in this book!!! But I have to say their were a couple of things that left me frustrated 😛

1. Jack and Lilis constant on and off relationship;
OMG how it bugged me 😛 I mean for real!!! It got to the point where I was like “you know what whatever, doesn’t surprise me”, and the worst part about it is that they would take turns doing it, I mean with Jack not getting used to somebody taking control if the relationship, and Lilis status on the internet, ruining her life, how can their relationship not get any more complicated? But that’s ok, they still worked it out in the end (they get engaged 😉

2. This book focused a little too much on the romance between Lili and Jack instead of the competition itself between her father and Jack, I mean seriously???
The contest started HALF WAY THROUGH THE BOOK!! -sigh- but without the building romance of Jack and Lili and all the drama what is this book?? I can’t imagine this book without the drama and romance!!!
So it’s understandable that this book was mostly about that then really cooking, competitions, and kitchen stuff (I should’ve known c: )

3. I didn’t like Lilis ex boyfriend he was a jerk!!! I wanted to hit him across the face with a frying pan!!! (Hoping he gets a concussion 🙂

4. I hated the way people were treating Lili raise of her dating Jack, but you know you expect that right?

And that’s all I can think of, I know it looks like a lot, but trust me it doesn’t affect the awesomeness of this book 🙂

Now, let me give you a short summary;

This book is told in the third persons point of view, in 2 different point of views, one of them is Lili DeLuca who is a photographer, who spends all her time managing her family’s Italian restaurant, instead of following her dream of getting an MFA.
When famous British chef Jack Kilroy unexpectedly challenges her father to a cook-off (that’s when things start to heat up) Lili decides she’s tired of playing it safe and vows to seduce the tempting Brit.
But when her romance starts to build up with Jack, a video of them kissing goes viral and that’s when their relationship starts to get REAL complicated, like to the point where they fight all the time, and they go on and off, that sort of thing.

The second point of view is of Jack Who is a famous British chef. His celebrity status has left him feeling used and used up.
But when he meets Lili, he starts to automatically fall in love with her, and already starts to like the fact that she doesn’t see him as a celebrity, but as a regular human being.
When he meets her he already knows they could be amazing together, if she could only see past his hard, solid, arrogant, king of the world, fan base.

Now as he’s about to start a new prime time TV cooking show (the competition I told you about that rarely focuses on that) he realizes he is going to spend more time with her.
Do you think he succeeds? Even with the obstscles along the way?
(his celebrity status, the fans, publicity, Lilis fathers judgements, Lilis difficult life, the show, their life’s on the line, etc)

Everyone knows the answer to that obviously 🙂
So, this book was a tease for me, fast paced, detailed, has a lot of important conversations, has famous people, lots of drama, relationship problems, a little bit focuses on the kitchen stuff, like the cooking, competition, celebrity fame, etc;

*Highly recommended if you love a fast building relationship with lots of drama, and food :)*