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Forever Too Far By Abbi Glines

Rush!

Rush! (Photo credit: Quadel)

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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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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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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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Brain Freeze…

Did you ever read so much that you had to take a break or you brain might melt? Well that has been me the last week or so. I have decided to get back on the proverbial horse by doing a refresh and review. This way my brain won’t have to work so hard. First up Bared to you by Syvia Day. The next book in the series is due out soon so I’m looking forward to some Gideon and Eva. 🙂

~ Sandy

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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