Thursday, July 31, 2014

REVIEW: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Title: Ugly Love 
Author: Colleen Hoover 
Synopsis:When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future. They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all. Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered. Love gets ugly.

My Review:
I have to admit something, this is the first book I´ve read from Hoover, shocking right? Well I was afraid I wasn´t going to like her stories because I don´t usually like big authors. But I am so happy I get the chance to read Ugly Love because WOW! I LOVED the story of Tate and Miles, and if all her stories are this good, she just have won a new fan.

The story is told from 2 points of view, Tate´s and Miles´. The difference between them is that Tate´s POV is told from the present time while Mile´s is from 6 years ago almost till the end. The chapters where Miles is the narrator show the reader how he was before the accident that changed his life. Those are chapters full of hope, love and happiness which is a huge contrast with the Miles that appear in Tate´s chapters. It is so illuminating and strange to see the 2 different versions of Miles, the before and after, like he is a completely different person. I loved Miles, he is a hot pilot that is too afraid to love again, my heart was breaking for him. 
Tate is very realistic about her chances with Miles, she is aware that she is falling in love and she  still decides to take keep going even though she knows it will end up bad.
The secondary characters are as good as the main ones. They bring deepness to the story and it made the story more believable. I loved Cap and his relationship with Tate; Ian and Corbin seemed like really cool guys so I would love to read some more about them. All in all, Hoover has created wonderful characters that are so believable that sometimes I had the feelings as if they were real people.

I was hooked from the very beginning, the writing is amazing, the narration flows easily, the structure of the chapters and the writing remind me of poetry.
I loved all the water metaphors, from Tate being liquid, to showing her feelings as if she was water, as if Miles was the one breaking the waters like Moses to the relationship it had with the secret behind Miles´ story. The cover fits perfectly.
The story was really intense,the author mixes angst and happiness so perfectly along the story that the final result was that I cried and laugh during the whole read.

I really recommend Ugly Love to readers that like romance in a very realistic way, though make sure to have your tissues ready because you are going to cry a lot! Really love it, can´t wait to read some more about Hoover.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: Savor by Monica Murphy

Title: Savor (Billionaire Bachelor Club #3) 
Author: Monica Murphy 
Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy concludes her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series with a fiery romance that refuses to be left at the office… Bryn James can’t take much more. Smart, sexy Matthew DeLuca is everything she wants in a man, but he’s also her boss—the youngest, hottest vineyard owner in the Napa Valley—and he doesn’t see her as anything more than his shy assistant. That’s all about to change. Armed with a hot new look and an attitude to match, Bryn is determined to catch Matt’s eye… professionalism be damned. With his winery’s grand reopening approaching, Matt is trying to stay focused, but Bryn is suddenly making it very difficult. He’s always thought her prim demeanor effortlessly sexy, but Matt can’t deny that her transformation is jaw-dropping …and going to make it very difficult to keep his hands to himself. But when one thing leads to another and suddenly Matt is stripping Bryn bare, he’ll be faced with the biggest risk of his career—and his heart. Can he convince her—and himself—that this might just be more than a no-strings office affair?

My Review:

Savor was a short read but it was also quite addictive because of the fast paced narration and the plot which was catching and enjoyable. Both Matthew and Bryn are believable and charming characters and the chemistry between them is palpable from the very first moment. They are made for each other.
I was drawn to Matthew because he is interesting, stubborn but has morals at the same time. Bryn is a really nice heroine, she knows how to keep her space and is a down-to-earth character.

I also liked the secondary character, whom I suppose are the main characters of the 2 first novels. I don´t know why I didn´t look in goodreads the order of this series since I started in the 3rd book without knowing anything about the firsts ones. I don´t usually skip books in a series because I got lost easily in the plot but I can assure you that Savor can be read as an standalone because the author keeps involving the previous characters and their stories so the reader knows what happened before.

Savor is the perfect read for romance lovers looking for a good time when they don´t have a lot of free time.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Eight Authors I Own The Most Books From

Eight Authors I Own The Most Books From
- Nora Roberts: I had an obsession back in High School when I first discovered Nora Robert´s books and since that day I´ve been a huge fan of her. I even have a shelf just for her books
- Richelle Mead: I loved her books and have all the books she has released from nher series Vampire Academy and Bloodlines.
- Cassandra Clare: I am obsessed with the Shadow Hunters series so I have all of them
- J.K. Rowling: I am a Harry Potter fan since I was in Middle School son of course I have all of the HP books.
- Jay Crownover: I loved her Marked Men series and the new Welcome to the Point one so she is a must in my shelves.
- Kirsty Moseley: I love her and her books and she is one of my favourite authors ahe has a special spot on my collection.
- Jen Wylie: She is also one of my favourite authors and I love her books so much that I wanna have them all.
- Lauren Oliver: Since I read Delirium for the first time I´ve been obsessed with her books.

What about you? Who´s your top ten authors on your shelves?

Monday, July 28, 2014

REVIEW: My Soul to Keep

It was only a wish Connor Sullivan was painfully average. The very highlight of his existence was going to school, doing homework, and playing video games. He thought nothing would ever change that. Unfortunately, homework usually screws everything up. A cut, some blood, and a hastily scrawled promise to sell his soul for his fondest wish…and all hell breaks loose. Literally. The Demons take him up on his offer. In a last ditch effort to keep his soul, he wishes to become one of the demons, or Fallen as they call themselves. Connor thought he had found a solution to his problem. He never fully understood the meaning of the phrase, “From the frying pan into the fire,” until his wish was granted. The biggest catch? Never ever fall in love with a human… And then she walked into his school. Beautiful, red-haired, funny…and blind. Connor’s heart didn’t stand a chance. Neither did the Fallen’s rules. He had saved his soul, but could he find happiness without hurting the girl he loved? Or would secrets Jessica didn’t even know she had destroy them all?

My Review:
I discovered Sean Hayden´s work through Jen Wylie when she was looking for reviewers for their anthologies of stories Flashy Fiction & Other Insane Tales 1&2. I´ve read some short stories written by Sean Hayden and I loved his writing, humor and witty. He created wonderful stories in just a couple of pages so I was eager to read a whole book written by him and I have to say that My Soul to Keep fulfilled all my expectations.

The setting for the story is an average city where everything seems normal till Connor, the main character decides to make a pact with the evil just for fun. I love the fact that he does it just for the fun of doing something dangerous and because he is bored because that is something teenage boys really do these days. The whole story mixes ordinary things that can actually happen in real life with paranormal traces creating a blend that makes the story completely fascinating and believable.

I loved reading a story narrated by a male character, especially a teenager since almost every book I´ve read is narrated from a female point of view or from a male point of view where the author never seems to really make me believe the story is narrated by a man. So I was completely hooked while reading the story from Connor´s perspective. My Soul to Keep is a story full of fantasy, mystery and some romance touches which made it more appealing from my point view because I am sucker for love stories. My favourite character was Clarissa, I really preferred her over Jessica because she is really mysterious and I think she will play a bigger role in the next book.

I love the author´s writing style. It is refreshing, strong, full of humour and sarcasm with doses of reality. I had a blast reading it and I think I am addicted to Sean Hayden´s narrative.He has been able to create something refreshing and original in a genre where that´s almost completely impossible. I can´t wait to read the next book to see what is going to happen.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Review: Bad Things by R.K.Lilley

Title: Bad Things (Tristan & Danika #1) 
Author: R.K.Lilley 
Synopsis:Danika hasn’t had an easy life. Being insanely attracted to bad boys has never helped make it easier. One look at Tristan, and every brain cell she possessed went up in smoke. This man was trouble with a capital T. It was a given. She knew better. Bad boys were bad. Especially for her. Considering her history, it was crazy to think otherwise. So why did crazy have to feel so damn fine? For as long as she could remember, Danika had been focused on the future with single-minded purpose. Tristan came along and taught her everything there was to know about letting go, and living in the present. She fell, hard and deep. Of course, that only made her impact with the ground that much more devastating. Bad Things is about Tristan and Danika, and their train wreck of a love story. This series can be read as a standalone, or with the Up in the Air series.

I went to the Romance Authors & Readers Event signing in Edinburgh 3 weeks ago ready to meet and discover new authors. And that´s what I did with R.K.Lilley. I heard about her before going to the signing but never had the chance to read one of her books, so when she offered me a free signed copy of Bad Things for my blog to do some giveaways I was thrilled! But before giving it away I had to read it, so here are my thoughts.

Bad Things starts with a very catching and out of the ordinary beginning, I am not really a fan of insta love so I was relieved to discover this book was instead based on attraction rather than love. I loved how Tristan and Danika started their friendship and seeing how it evolved in something more. 
The story line is unexpected and I enjoyed the novelty of the characters, story and setting though in the end I had to give it a 4/5 because I kind of got tired of Tristan´s alpha male behaviour. 
Bad Things was an intense an emotional rollercoaster full of unexpected twists and a whole lot of sexual tension. I loved Danika, she is strong, sassy, smart and a refreshing  character. On the other hand, Tristan is what you may call trouble, he likes to party, he is the lead singer in a rock band and a club promoter in Vegas. 

I will definitely read the next books in the series to discover what happens with Tristan and Danika, one of the most explosives and mad for each other couples I´ve ever read. 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

More Than Forever Blog Tour: Review

Title: More Than Forever 
Author: Jay McLean 
Genre: New Adult 
Release Date: July 12, 2014 
Synopsis:-LUCY- There is a love so fierce it cannot be measured. A heart so strong it will never slow. There is a promise so sure it can never lie. He promised me that love forever. Even when it wasn't enough. -CAMERON- Forever. Everlasting. Eternal. There is no measure of time. No sounds of the ticking of a clock. Just the rising and falling of the sun. And our own sense of forever. But our forever isn't always.

Since I first started reading More Than This last summer, I´ve been waiting and expecting to read the story of Cam and Lucy. I´ve been eagerly waiting for More Than Forever to come out for what feels like ages ( when in fact I just had to wait a year) because I needed this book in my life.
With all this need and desire to read the fourth book in the More Series, a lot of expectations were made and as you know as readers when you have high expectations in a book, you are usually left down. But this was not the case for me, Jay McLean gave me everyhting I was expecting and more!
The story of Cam and Lucy starts in High School, which was a delightful surprise because after reading the teasers Jay posted in facebook about the story I thought the High School moments were flashbacks as she did in More Than Her and More Than Him. I really loved seeing their love evolve from friendship to LOVE. Their love was so unexpected, so fierce, it reached my heart so deep that I felt their hurt, their happiness. I was left broken, laughing, aching but above all LOVING.

I´ve always been Team Jake but after getting to know Cam better I am Team Cam forever ever!! He is handsome, caring, supportive, athletic, smart  and he unders Lucy´s love for reading, he just perfect for me xD 
On the other hand, Lucy is smart, funny, pretty, caring, she is strong for her family and loves deeply. Cam and Lucy are my faourite couple undoubtedly.
 I love Jay´s writing style and with the passing of books she has improved it. Fast paced narrative, easy to read, you get into the characters mind without difficulty and the time reading the book goes by easily.

Can´t wait to read More Than Enough, the next book in this wonderful series.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Release Day: More Than Forever by Jay McLean

Title: More Than Forever (More #4) 
Author: Jay McLean 
Synopsis:                                          -LUCY- There is a love so fierce it cannot be measured. A heart so strong it will never slow. There is a promise so sure it can never lie. He promised me that love forever. Even when it wasn't enough.                                             -CAMERON- Forever. Everlasting. Eternal. There is no measure of time. No sounds of the ticking of a clock. Just the rising and falling of the sun. And our own sense of forever. But our forever isn't always.

Jay Mclean is the author of the successful, mature YA and new adult contemporary novels in the More Series which include More Than This, More Than Her, and More Than Him, as well as, the upcoming standalone novel The Road. Her goal is to write books that make you FEEL, whether it’s swooning over a book boyfriend, laughing, crying or throwing your kindle across the room, her goal is to take you on an emotional journey that will leave you craving MORE. When she isn’t locked away in her cave writing, she can be found spending time with her two adorable little boys, reading, and getting to know her readers. She has a love for red gummy bears and a hatred of creepy moths. She attempts to avoid housework at all cost…often by distracting herself with an old school One Tree Hill marathon.

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