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Breaking Nova By Jessica Sorensen

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An arrangement of psychoactive drugs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Book Description: (From Amazon)

Nova Reed used to have dreams of becoming a famous drummer, of marrying her true love. But all of that was taken away in an instant. Now she’s getting by as best she can, though sometimes that means doing things the old Nova would never do. Things that are slowly eating away at her spirit. Every day blends into the next . . . until she meets Quinton Carter. His intense, honey brown eyes instantly draw her in, and he looks just about as broken as she feels inside.

Quinton once got a second chance at life-but he doesn’t want it. The tattoos on his chest are a constant reminder of what he’s done, what he’s lost. He’s sworn to never allow happiness into his life . . . but then beautiful, sweet Nova makes him smile. He knows he’s too damaged to get close to her, yet she’s the only one who can make him feel alive again. Quinton will have to decide: does he deserve to start over? Or should he pay for his past forever?

Sandy’s Review:

Wow this book was a heavy read.  As a mother I felt heart broken for both of these kids.  At the start of their lives Nova and Quinton had to deal with great loss.  They both turned their feelings off by locking them away or numbing them with drugs or alcohol.  Nova’s mother seemed to just turn a blind eye to everything thinking that sooner or later her daughter would get better.  Quinton’s family blamed him and just turned their backs on him.  When they meet each other I can see why they gravitated towards one another, both sad, lost, and needing to feel something.  I was scared that Nova was going to latch onto Quinton because of the similarities to Landon and they would both go down in flames.  Nova does start to see the light and the need to fix herself before she tried to fix anyone else.  I was happy and sad with the ending; I wanted Nova to be strong enough to go on but I was afraid of Quinton alone with his demons.  If you like Jessica Sorensen’s stuff this will not disappoint.  I give this book 4 out of 5 starts because I did not like any of the other characters in the book, they were all wastes of space.

Buy the book here: Breaking Nova

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Posted by on September 14, 2013 in book reviews

 

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Hi All,

Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. I started back to work in June and since I’ve been alil overwhelmed. I’ve kept up my reading but not my reviews. I’m going to make an effort on the weekend to put my reviews up. I have at least 20 books to review so they will be up ASAP. Thanks my faithful followers.

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Posted by on September 12, 2013 in book reviews

 

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Forever Too Far By Abbi Glines

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Rush promised her forever…
but promises can be broken.

Torn between his love for his family and his love for Blaire, Rush has to find a way to save one without losing the other. In the end one has to be more important. Letting go isn’t easy.

Blaire believed in her fairytale…
but no one can live in a fantasy.

Her love for Rush and desire to have a family keep her believing that they can find a way for this to work. Until she has to make the right decision for her and the baby. Even if it breaks her heart.

Can they find the forever that they both want or has it all just gone… too far?

Book order:

#1 Fallen Too Far
#2 Never Too Far
#3 Forever Too Far

Sandy’s Review:

I am so glad this series is over, not that I didn’t love Rush.  Abbi tied things up nicely, this book gave everyone the happy ending that they wanted.  I was a bit annoyed that most of the book revolved around Rush’s sister Nan and his inability to see what a manipulative bitch she is.  You would think with so many people telling him she was a crazy bitch he would get with the program sooner.  He kept leaving a very pregnant Blaire by herself in a strange place with strange people, it was a dick move on his part.  When she finally had enough and left him it took him 1/2 a day to figure out she was gone, I’m sorry there would have been no way I would have forgave him with just a phone call.

If you are an Abbi Glines fan already you will love this series and the devotion of Rush and Blaire.

Purchase book here:Forever Too Far

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Entwined with You (A CROSSFIRE NOVEL) by Sylvia Day

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Sunset over Lower Manhattan, New York City (Photo credit: andrew c mace)

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From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.

No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession…

Sandy’s Review:

Ok I have to say it, I was not impressed.  A lot of nothing happened.  The books picks up right where they left off with Eva telling Gideon that she knows what he did to Nathan and the police aren’t considering him a suspect anymore.  They still have to pretend to not be together so they don’t insult the police.  Gideon is still obsessed with Eva and knows her every move.  They still have kinky sex when they can sneak away together.  They did eventually get married but no one can know. It just seemed like a filler book, she didn’t resolve anything with Gideon, his nightmares, his family, or with a crazy reporter that is now stalking him.  Hopefully the next book comes out soon and starts to tie up some loose ends.

Purchase book here:Entwined with You (A CROSSFIRE NOVEL)

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet: Book 1) by CJ Roberts

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BOOK ONE OF THE DARK DUET:

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.

Sandy’s review:

I downloaded this book because I saw so many good reviews of the series.  I was surprised by the premise of the story: A beautiful young man who himself was kidnapped and sold into sex slavery then becomes what he hates.  I understood what Caleb was trying to do, get out but as we all know that never works, you just get pulled down further.  He comes to America where young virgin women sell for a high price on the human trafficking market.  He sees a beautiful Latina who is shy, quiet, and tries to be invisible so he assumes that she is going to be an easy submissive.  Of course she is any thing but submissive.

Olivia is trying to get out of her current shitty life by keeping her head down and getting good grades so she can get a scholarship to get away.  Her mother hates her because her ex husband wanted Olivia and not her.  Olivia is going through her daily life when she wakes up kidnapped in Mexico.  Through most of the story she fights even when she knows she’s going to be punished in some sick way.  She starts to have feelings for Caleb because he actually shows her affection which she is starved for due to her mothers hatred toward her.  There are some crazy situations in the book that had my heart racing so I am onto the next book to see what happens to this very odd pair.

Purchase here: Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet: Book 1)

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Posted by on June 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Confessions of an Alli Cat by Courtney Cole

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Fifty Shades of Grey meets hilarious Contemporary Romance in this witty and sexy novel by Courtney Cole.

Caution! Only read this book if you want to laugh and are not offended by adult themes and language. This is not a Young Adult book.

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“You know what they say…a happy vagina is a happy woman. Well, they might not say that, but they should.” -Alli

Thirty-five year-old Allison “Alli” Lancaster has it all–a fabulous job, a beautiful 15 year-old daughter, a hilarious BFF and a gorgeous house with a pool and Jacuzzi in an exclusive Las Vegas neighborhood. What she doesn’t have is a husband, because she kicked her lousy, cheating ex to the curb nine months ago. Since then, Alli has paid her dues with seemingly endless self-improvement and seemingly endless mourning. Now she’s ready to move on and try new things.

Alli’s idea of “trying new things” is nothing like that devil-of-a-best-friend of hers. Somehow, Sara, the devil of a best friend, talks Alli into trying out a sex toy, sleeping with a younger man and letting a stranger in a lab jacket put hot wax on a place that should never, ever, ever see wax. And that’s only the beginning.

Alli never saw her life going quite like this. She also never thought she’d meet someone else who had the very real potential to change her life forever.

But she did.

Enter the new guy. He’s gorgeous, refined and mature. He’s also marriage material. But that poses a problem for Alli, who renounced the institution of marriage when she renounced her ex. What’s a girl to do?

They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But what the heck happens when you can’t leave Vegas? Well, you spin the wheel, of course. You play the game and let the chips fall where they may.

Alli just hopes she can find them all.

Sandy’s Review:

My sister gifted me this book because she was getting sick and tired of telling me to buy it.  The first two pages had me laughing my ass off.  Alli has so many crazy moments that I can’t say which on is my favorite: Her boss telling her she forgot to put on underwear on or her daughter walking in her room while she had tea bags on her freshly waxed crotch.  I’m not sure if I would have been able to handle the gigolo I slept with coaching my daughter or being the son of my new boss that I have a crush on.  I hope everyone woman was as batshit crazy well adjusted as her after a divorce.  This book has great embarrassing moments that will make you LOL.

~ Happy crazy reading 🙂

Purchase book here:Confessions of an Alli Cat (The Cougar Chronicles, #1)

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2013 in book reviews

 

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The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

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English: The Sea of Tranquility of the Moon. Infrared image in L band centred on 3.75 micrometres. Taken with the SIRCA camera by M. Gålfalk, G. Olofsson, and H.-G. Florén. Nordic Optical Telescope, Stockholm Observatory. More images can be found here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.

Sandy’s Review:

Wow I have to say this is not what I expected.  Nastya and Josh are not your typical characters, they do not even act like they like each other for a good portion of the book, they just ‘get’ each other.  When I first started reading about Nastya I just wanted to know what the hell happened to this girl that she was so traumatized that she didn’t talk. Then I got pieces very slowly so it frustrated me at times, I can understand how the other characters in the book felt.

Josh was just dealt a shit hand in life.  He just wants to get through the last of his heartache and Nastya shows up.  When she just pushes her way into his life he just shrugs and lets her. She’s like him, neither of them give a damn, wants pity, or questions. He wants to remember, she wants to forget.

I have to say the romance is real because they gradually fall in love out of respect for each other and the realization that life is better together than apart.  Good YA read.

Purchase book here:The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2013 in book reviews

 

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