Review: Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain #2)

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5-star-rating

This is the cover :3

Title: Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain #2)

Author: Kristen Ashley

Published: June 24th 2014 by Forever

Plot: She’s ready for the ride of her life . . .

Lauren Grahame (MC #1) is looking to reinvent herself. After leaving her cheating husband, Lauren moves to Carnal, Colorado and gets a job as a waitress in a biker bar called Bubba’s (love this about the story!). It’s a nothing job in a nowhere joint . . . until Tatum Jackson walks in (:O ). Lauren has never seen a man with such good looks, muscles, and attitude. But when he insults her, Lauren doesn’t want anything to do with him. Too bad for Lauren he’s also the bar’s part owner and bartender.

When the rough-around-the-edges Tate (MC #2) meets the high-class Lauren, he thinks she won’t fit in at Bubba’s. Yet there’s more to Lauren than meets the eye, and Tate soon sets his mind on claiming her as his own. Before long, the desire burning between them is heating up the cold mountain air. But when violence strikes the town, Tate must reveal a dark secret to Lauren, one that may put an end to their sweet dreams.

This book was…. PERFECTION!

Warning: There might me comparison b/w Beautiful Disaster, and this book (just warning you 😉 )

I’m going to tell everyone now, if you decide to read this book and no, you don’t have to read the first book first, but if you want to understand the characters and relationships better, then I recommend you do… Please note, that the main guy character, Tate, he is just like Travis in Beautiful Disaster… if you haven’t read Beautiful Disaster, we’ve got some problems…

And what I mean by that, is that Tate likes to have things his way, and he likes to claim things… And that’s what Tate does here, but in the end, for Travis too of course bith of these men learn that this isn’t the 17th century, and the women can have their own rights, and they don’t need to be told what to do.

This “claiming” that people like to call it, has 2 sides.

One: It can be that these men have a case of “over-protectiveness”, like if they’re the alpha of a pack, claiming their mate… which is cute :3

But the other one: can be known as abuse, which gives abuse a whole different definition, just saying…

In my opinion I really don’t think its “abusive” I just think these men didn’t have a good childhood, (like no parents, or family, and in some cases that was the reason) and they didn’t have a loving and caring woman in their life, (all they had were one-nighters shame…) so these men thought they weren’t capable of love. Which changes in this book!!! (for Tate)

Anyway back to my review…

The reason this book is 600 pages long, is because this story starts with Lauren moving from her perfect life.
Then Lauren going on a 4 month trip to find the place she wants to call “home”.

And this place ends up being Colorado, I forgot the city name :3 but this city is a biker village, which means its very small, they’re lots of biker gangs, and on top of that Lauren waitresses at the bar!!! how does that not interest you?! Yes, its stupid, but come on!! Its fun, and interesting to read about a girl, who was rich, and spoiled, turn into someone completely different in the end!!

Also, this story is very detailed, which is why the pages are so long to get through, because the author describes in detail the village, peoples appearances, the POV’s thoughts, and feelings, and the situations…

I loved Tate’s and Lauren’s relationship build, I loved that Lauren was nice but at the same time, if you mess with her, she can make you speechless, and I loved Jonas!!! (not telling you who he is :), but he’s ADORABLE!), also the way all their characters played their role in this book 🙂

You don’t have to read this series in order, but if you want to know the village, the character’s friendship, and the relationships, then go ahead and read the first one before this one, but its not mandatory 😉          

Review: Getting Rowdy (Love Undercover #3)

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5-star-rating

This is the cover ❤ 😀 ❤

Title: Getting Rowdy (Love Undercover #3)

Author: Lori Foster

Published: September 24th 2013 by Harlequin HQN

Plot: An alpha hero’s attraction to the one woman he can’t have could draw him into a killer’s snare.

In this book we have 2 POV’s. We have Rowdy, and Avery.

Charismatic bar owner Rowdy Yates isn’t the kind of man women say no to. So when he approaches waitress Avery Mullins, he fully expects to get her number. However, the elusive beauty has her reasons for keeping her distance. (including a past that might come back to haunt them both)

Avery spends her nights working for tips… and trying to forget the secret Rowdy is determined to unearth. But when history threatens to repeat itself, Avery grows to rely on Rowdy’s protective presence. As the sparks between them ignite, she will be forced to choose between the security she’s finally found… and the passion she’s always wanted.

WOW!!!! Was that hot, sexy, steamy, and just lovable :’)

I loved the setting, (Avery working at a bar), I loved the characters, (every single one of them) even Fisher because he turned out good in the end. The one that was bad was Meyer, he sucked 😛 he’s on my stupid characters list -_-, I loved the relationship built between Avery and Rowdy, I loved what the author did with the other characters from the previous 2 books and combined it into this one, and that cover ❤ Wow!!!! Hottttttt :3

This book just from the cover, I knew it was going to be for me 🙂 And I knew I was going to enjoy it!!! Wooohooo!!!!! Now I just need to read the previous 2 (even though I don’t have to) and then I’ll read the sequel later :3 I’m so glad there’s more books in this series!!! I need to see what happens with them in the future!!

Review: Emeralds Included: A Jana Bibi Adventure (Jana Bibi #3)

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2-star

This is the cover 🙂

Title: Emerald’s Included: A Jana Bibi Adventure  (Jana Bibi #3)

Author: Betsy Woodman

Published: July 8th 2014 by Henry Holt and Co.

Polt: Feathers fly and cultures clash as the Jolly Grant House prepares to welcome a special delivery from Scotland.

In this story, Betsy Woodman, takes us back to the Jolly Grant house for the arrival of Jana’s son, Jack, from Scotland, and his Hungarian bride-to-be, Katarina Esterhazy. The whole gang is excited to welcome their international visitors, and Jana is determined to repair the house to Jack’s high standards and those of her grandfather, from whom she inherited the eccentric building. But this puts a strain on Jana, both emotionally and financially, and she risks her most prized and valuable possession, the (surprisingly real!) emeralds she got from the Treasure Emporium, to help her through it.

Jana saved the town from a government dam in Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes and foiled an international bird-smuggling ring in Love Potion Number 10, but in Emeralds Included, Jana faces her biggest challenges yet: preparing for her son’s arrival and planning a wedding in the upside-down town of Hamara Nagar.

The paragraph above this one was what the first 2 books were mainly about, and those cases were easy, but this one meets her match, because she has to get ready for her sons wedding, and solve the emeralds case, and their both really important.

But of course she solves them, and everyone ends up happy. 🙂

Review: Ghosts of Our Fathers (The River #3)

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3 stars

This is the cover 🙂

Title: Ghost of Our Fathers (The River #3)

Author: Michael Richan

Published: September 30th 2013 by Dantull

This book is about a boy named Steven who is scared. He’s scared because he was awakened in the middle of the night by a mysterious figure that threatens to kill him. He wonders if it was a ghost, or some other evil creature. Steven’s determined to figure out what it is and how to stop it. He normally turns to his father, Roy, who is educating him on how to use “the gift” to deal with ghosts and other threats, but Roy isn’t available (forsome reason). Steven turns instead to his “gifted” friends Eliza and Daniel. Daniel’s an expert on time, and they all soon discover the true nature of the threat: it comes from the past and it’s worse than any of them realized. Strange ghosts and creatures stand between them and the solution. Time is running out as Steven, Roy, Daniel and Eliza dig into the past to learn of half-finished business that is coming back to haunt them all.

Ghosts of Our Fathers is a fast-paced horror-thriller where Steven and Roy confront a history that is determined to take revenge upon them all.

I know this is the third book in the series, but its not really necessary to read them all, but if you want to see Steven improving in his “gift”, and finding out what he is throughout the series, then start from the beginning, but I wasn’t all that confused, from starting in the third series. Because the author does a good job catching you up…

So yeah, this book was more on the mystery, paranormal side… Which I love 🙂

Review: Blood Always Tells

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3 stars

This is the cover 🙂

Title: Blood Always Tells

Author: Hilary Davidson

Published: April 15th 2014 by Forge Books

This book is about Dominique Monaghan just wanting to get even with her two-timing, married boyfriend. Who is a washed-up boxer stuck in a toxic marriage to a dangerously spoiled socialite. 

However, an elaborate blackmail scheme soon lands her in the middle of an unexpected kidnapping… and attempted murder. But who is actually out to kill whom?

Then there’s Desmond Edgars, who is Dominique’s big brother.

He has looked out for his wayward sister ever since their mother was convicted of murdering many years ago, so when he receives a frantic phone call from Dominique in the middle of the night, he drops everything to rush to the rescue. But to find out what has really happened to his sister, the stoic ex-military man must navigate a tangled web of murder and deception, involving a family fortune, a couple of shifty lawyers, and a missing child, while wrestling with his own bloody secrets.

This book was quite the thriller!

But, it wasn’t interesting, or captivating. By the blurb, you can tell that it could’ve been interesting, and captures your attention, but the way the story was written, just made it impossible. (for me)

 

Review: Rules for Becoming a Legend

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`3 stars

This is the cover 🙂

Title: Rules for Becoming a Legend

Author: Timothy S. Lane

Published: March 13th 2014 by Viking Adult

This book was good…
Not the usual type of book I would just pick up, but its pretty good…
Let me explain to you why;

At first, when I saw the cover, I thought that this story was going to be about an athlete who is having problems with his career
But I never expected what I thought it was, mixed with family, hope, murder, getting another women pregnant, and catastrophe!!!

Hmmmm, I guess I needed to read it after all, because what I thought of this book was waaayyyyy different than what it actually was….

Now let me tell you what it’s really about:

This book is about a rising basketball star wrestling with his town’s outsized expectations and his family’s complicated legacy again, I don’t read lots of books that include athletes (with the exception of Offside).

In this book we have Jimmy “Kamikaze” Kirkus,.
Who is a half-white, half-Asian basketball sensation from small town Oregon.

He has college coaches flooding his mailbox with recruiting letters.
Let me show you:

That’s an example 🙂

Anyway, Sports Illustrated has already profiled him, and everyone in town hangs on his every shot. But nobody can possibly fathom the weight of all this upon Jimmy’s shoulders, or the looming legacy that casts a wide shadow.

Then we have, Todd “Freight Train” Kirkus, who seemed destined for the NBA until he impregnates Genny Mori, the tough yet fragile daughter of the only Japanese family in town. Dreams of stardom and riches are traded in for a hasty marriage and parenthood until tragedy slams the Kirkus family. Jimmy and his wisecracking little brother Dex are born into a broken family, one haunted by wasted talent, alcoholism, and death.

I know, I know, this book has a lot of things you don’t expect in it according to the cover… but that’s what it is……

In this story, you begin to understand family, community, catastrophe, passion, and hope, in a sportsy kind of way.

Yup, I don’t know how this author did it, but Good job!!!!!

This story has complex characters, and uses basketball to explain to readers what it really means like to be in a family, and hope for the best!!! 🙂

 

Review: The Almond Tree

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2-star

This is the cover 🙂

Title: The Almond Tree

Author: Michelle Cohen Corasanti

Published: December 11th 2013 by Garnet Publishing

This book is about Ahmed Hamid, who is gifted with a brilliant mind that has made a deep impression on the elders of his Palestinian village.

He is nevertheless tormented by his inability to save his friends and family. Living under occupation, the inhabitants of the village harbor a constant fear of losing their homes, jobs, belongings, and each other.

On Ahmed’s twelfth birthday, that fear becomes a reality.

With his father now imprisoned, his family’s home and possessions confiscated and his siblings quickly succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict, Ahmed embarks on a journey to liberate his loved ones from their hardship, using his prodigious intellect. In so doing, he begins to reclaim a love for others that had been lost over the course of a childhood rife with violence, and discovers new hope for the future.

This book was ok for me, it wasn’t a type of book I would usually read, so, I had a little trouble, and problem with reading this one. But, I wanted the challenge, and plus I had won it in a giveaway, so I figured, Why not?

-sigh- But I wasn’t able to get into the story, I was confused most of the time, and that was like on 3/4s of the book, so I was a bit annoyed. But, I finished it anyway, and I didn’t get a single thing. Only the top was what I got from it.

I’ll probably read it again in the near future, but now, not so much. 😛

Review: When is a Man

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This is the cover 🙂

Title: When is a Man

Author: Aaron Shepard

Published: April 15th 2014 by Brindle & Glass

This book is about a impotent and defeated, Paul Rasmussen.

Who is a young ethnographer and academic recovering from prostate cancer retreating to the remote Immitoin Valley.

As an outsider, he discovers how difficult it is to know a place, let alone become a part of it. Then, a drowned man and a series of encounters force him to confront the valley’s troubled past and his own uncertain future. As Paul undertakes a study of the families displaced 40 years earlier by the flooding of the valley to create the hydroelectric dam, his desire to reinvent himself runs up against the bitter emotions and mysterious connections that linger in the aftermath of the flood. Meditative and erotic, raw and exuberant in tone, When Is a Man goes beyond the familiar narratives of memory and loss to offer a fresh perspective on themes of body and landscape, impotence and masculinity.

This book I couldn’t get into AT ALL. I tried, I really did, but tis book and I, would not cooperate.

It was the writing, cover, plot, character, situation, and just not my style of reading.

Unfortunately, this book couldn’t get along with me at all 😦

 

Review: Cold Calls

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3 stars

This is the cover 🙂

Title: Cold Calls

Author: Charles Benoit

Published: April 1st 2014 by Clarion Books

Awesome!!!! This was a good example of a book about what you would do if you or your child was ever being bullied!!! Wow what a ride!!!
Oh and btw, I won this book in a goodreads giveaway on Valentines Day, thanks for that!!!
Let me start on my review:

In Cold Calls we have ourselves a chilling thriller, an unsettling mystery, and a provocative exploration of bullying, culpability, and the cost of keeping secrets, lie I said before.

That’s right we have ALL THAT IN ONE BOOK!!!! And it came out amazing!!!!

Anyway, we have three students Eric, Shelly, and Fatima in high school the most common place people get bullied all the time having one thing in common: “I know your secret.”

Are you kidding me??!!! If anyone had said that to me, I would’ve gotten to the bottom of that before that person can finish his/her sentence!!!

Each one of these kids are getting blackmailed into bullying specifically targeted schoolmates by a mysterious caller who whispers from their cell phones and holds carefully guarded secrets over their heads.

But the question is, how could anyone have obtained a photo, read hidden pages, and uncovered there buried past?
These kids are thrown together, joining forces to find the stranger who threatens them before time runs out and their shattering secrets are revealed . . .

You’ll just have to get the book and find out 😉

Review: These Sorrows We See (Windsor #1)

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stars

This is the cover 🙂

Title: These Sorrows We See (Windsor #1)

Author: Tamsen Schultz

Published: October 30th 2013 by Booktrope

The only reason why I didn’t give this book 5 stars, was because this book didn’t have a lot of action in it, I mean yes the main character in the story goes and tries to find out all about her brother, and goes on the rescue missions with Dash, and then their was the scene in the end, but I don’t know, I guess somehow this book’s action didn’t reach my expectations, but not to worry, certainly the romance and the mysteries in this book did!!!
And I definetly loved all the characters I was meant to love, suspect the characters I had to suspect, and hate the characters I wanted to hate c: so good job Tamsen! 😀

Now with the summary:

This book is about Matty Brooks, she’s had experiences as a child with how sorrow really feels like, having to grow up in the projects of New York.
But as an adult, and successful author, Matty is all too happy to leave that life far behind. So, when she receives a random phone call from her half brother Brad to go over to his mansion and house sit for him while he was gone, Matty gets all suspicious and confused but agrees to do it anyway, but what she doesn’t know is, she just agreed to be a part of a mysterious scene….

Then we have Dr. Dash Kent!!! 🙂
As a small-town vet with deep ties to his community of Windsor, New York, life has always been pretty straightforward. Until Matty Brooks comes to town. Because when Matty sets foot into his town, things start to already heat up, and I mean their friendship.

Also we have Brad, who barely has a point of view in the story because he ends up dead (someone shot him 😦
As Matty’s half brother, he’s ashamed of how his family treated her, and of how they cast her out.

So when Matty agrees to house sit for Brad, this house sitting just turned deadly and Matty stumbles into Brad’s biggest secret.
So throughout the entire book, she finds herself cast back into a world of violence and deceit.

But don’t worry it’s not that bad!!!
This book is full of friendship, heart warming relationships, revelations that will leave you gripping the edge of your chair, and mysteries.

This book was FANTASTIC!!! Honestly, this was one of the first books I’ve read from this author, and I’m so glad I won this in a goodreads giveaway, because I discovered anther brilliant author 🙂 CANT WAIT TO GET THE NEXT ONE 😀

*recommend*