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And we have a complete series!

Great series.

Colleen Hoover

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I love them!  Just a few more days before the release of THIS GIRL, which comes out April 30th.  And I just have to say that I’m super excited to have come across this post on facebook.  I hope this blogger doesn’t mind me sharing the screenshot here, but I peed a little when I read it!

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And then after that, I’ve got Losing Hope being released in July.  And sometimes when I write a book, before I send it off to whoever I need to send it off too, I have two or three people whose opinions and honesty I respect SO much, that I have them read the book because of how honest they are.  One of those people is Tracey Garvis-Graves, NYT’s bestselling author of On The Island and her new one set to release soon, Covet.  Tracey is a really good friend of mine…

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Posted by on April 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

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Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a Kitchen Aid mixer to die for, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O. Adding insult to O-less, she also has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Every moan, spank, and—was that a meow?—punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has—yep, you guessed it—no O. Enter Simon Parker. When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has…well…mixed results. Because with walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick. A delicious mix of silly and steamy, this is an irresistible tale of exasperation at first sight.

Sandy’s Review:

Ok when I first saw this book I thought this book is obviously going to be full of nothing but sex.  I was pleasantly surprised that yes it did have some sex it wasn’t page after page of descriptive sex acts.  It’s actually a funny story, Caroline Reynolds is brutally honest, wickedly funny, and has a confidence I rarely see women have.  She talks about her Orgasm and Cat like their real people.  Simon Parker is a typical 28yr old single guy, he likes sex and isn’t shy about it. Once these two are thrown together it is a little frustrating that they deny their feelings but it’ll work out in the end.  This was a nice put a smile on your face read.

Buy Here: Wallbanger

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2013 in book reviews

 

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A unique perspective…

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This weekend I had a pleasant surprise, my brother-in-law asked me for a book recommendation. So I got to thinking… (yes I know that’s scary) why not invite him to contribute to the blog and see what his incites are into some of the books.  Hmmm, might have to rename the blog to the Venus/Mars book blog. This should be fun. 😀

~ Happy Reading

 

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Hopeless by Collen Hoover

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Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

Sandy’s Review:

Hopeless was a book a came across while trying to figure out a new book to read.  I had read numerous reviews and thought it sounded interesting enough to give it a shot.  I was blown away, it took me a few days to process it after I read it.  The way the story unfolds it reveals everything so gradually you really do not see what’s coming, but once you get all the pieces you wonder how you missed those clues.  This book says so much about the human spirit and how our own minds will protect us.  I don’t want to go into any more detail because I want everyone to read it and experience it for themselves.

~ Happy Hopeless reading…

Buy Hopeless here: Hopeless

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Posted by on April 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines

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Ryan Reynolds at the X-Men Origins: Wolverine premiere in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Life outside of her house was a new experience for Della Sloane. The dark secrets of her past weren’t something she ever intended to share with anyone. They would never understand. No one would ever get close enough to find out. There was always a chance she’d go crazy sooner than they expected…

Woods Kerrington had never been one to be attracted to fragile females. They seemed like too much work. He wasn’t in it for the work just the pleasure. A night full of naughty fun had been exactly what was on his mind when he’d laid eyes on the hot little number that didn’t know how to pump gas and needed some help.

What he didn’t know was she was as fragile as they came.  The carefree girl who spoke her mind and didn’t care what the world thought of her was more breakable than he could ever imagine…

Sandy’s Review:
When I read Never Too Far and Fallen Too Far I thought Woods was a good man. The other books showed his caring nature when he was so protective of Blair. This book just made me love his character all the more.  When he first met Della it seemed to be very cut and dry until he realized he couldn’t shake the memory of their night together.

Della has to be one of the strongest and most fragile characters I have read.  After everything she went through in her life she still tries to put one foot in front of the other and live life to the fullest.  After having such a sheltered life she tries to see the world and of course there are those that take advantage of her inexperience.

Woods and Della’s relationship actually helps both of them become stronger; he wants to protect her so he “Man’s up” and she wants to be in the here and now for him.  Of course this is one of those books where hot guy meets hot girl, they hook up, have lots of sex, and fall in love.  So it fed the hopeless romantic in me, hopefully it’ll do the same for you.

~ Happy hot and bothered reading… 😀

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Posted by on April 22, 2013 in book reviews

 

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Reflected in You By Sylvia Day

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English: Henry Cavill at the Vanity Fair celebration for the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction… my every desire… mine.

My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful… except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.

We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession…

Sandy’s Review:
Reflected in You starts right where Bared to You left off.  Gideon and Eva are still crazy about each other and also driving each other crazy over their insecurities.  This books digs a little deeper when it comes to Gideons demons.  Eva starts to realize why Gideon is so closed off and has no close relationships as the people who were closest to him were the ones that hurt him the most.  This book also introduces a new character Brett Kline which gives Gideon a taste of his own medicine and a view of who Eva use to be.   At times I understood where Eva was coming from when she questioned him about his behavior but once the book was done it all made sense and I loved Gideon more for it. There’s lots more sex (of course), drama, and murder… Hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did.

Happy reading…

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Posted by on April 18, 2013 in book reviews

 

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Bared To You By Sylvia Day

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Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness…

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He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.The bonds of his love transformed me, even as i prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart…

Sandy’s Review:
Bared to you is the first book in the Crossfire Series, I have read it numerous times and it still gets my heart racing. I read this book right after 50 Shades Of Grey so it gave me the smut I was looking for.  Gideon Cross is the essence of everything that is sexy male; tall, dark hair, piercing blue eyes, muscular, rich, and determined.  Eva Tramell is everything you would expect Gideon to want in a female; Blonde, not too tall, athletic figure, grey eyes, socialite status, and doesn’t take shit from him.

Some of the issues I do have with the book is that everything happens with in the span of 2 or 3 weeks.  I know you can feel lust for someone in that time frame but love is questionable.  I do not believe that two people would see a couples counselor after 1 week together, it seems extreme.  They both have baggage they need to work on so they can trust each other but I don’t see that leap.  I also don’t see Eva telling Gideon she was raped as a child so soon in the relationship.

Other than the minor issue of instant love, I totally loved the book and its focus on abuse victims and how they can become survivors.  Eva is rational when it comes to what she can and cannot handle and what her triggers are that will make her spiral into bad places.  Gideon on the other hand is not dealing with his issues in a healthy way until Eva confronts him on it. I love that Eva has her roommate Cary for a sounding board and a reality check when she needs it. This book has A LOT of sex, trust issues, and insecurities between both of the main characters so be prepared to be frustrated in numerous ways. 🙂

Bared to You may seem to end a bit abruptly but everything will pick right up in the next book Reflected into You.

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2013 in book reviews

 

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