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Ten Days of Perfect (November Blue #1) by Andrea Randall


Summary:

Scars from her first love and the reckless lifestyle of her parents force Ember Harris to chart a new course. She favors practicality over spontaneity and rules over a broken heart.

An encounter with a musician at a local pub forces Ember into making a decision to let go or hold on for dear life as passions are unlocked and deceptions revealed.


REVIEW TO COME

Reckless Abandonment (November Blue #2) by Andrea Randall

Summary:

November Harris is lost. After a failed romance with musician Bo Cavanaugh, Ember is left struggling to regain her true self. The problem is, Bo won’t go away and Ember's stance is firm—she doesn't want him back.

Adrian Turner, Ember's ex-boyfriend-turned confidant, is patient with her heartbreak, but he can't hold back his own feelings forever.

As she sorts through her past, in an effort to plan a solid future, Ember will find that sometimes even the best laid plans bow to the soul's desire for reckless abandon.


REVIEW TO COME
Starkissed by Bryanna Gabrielson


Summary:

Kissing movie star Grant West may be every teenage girl’s dream, but when it happens to Sydney Kane, it’s nothing but a nightmare. Sure he’s cute, but having her face plastered all over celebrity gossip blogs is not something she’s interested in. Now cheerleaders are trying to befriend her,
reporters won’t stop calling, and her mother keeps chasing her with a curling iron so she won’t be caught by the paparazzi with flat hair ever again.

Forgetting Grant is all Sydney wants and Colin, the guy she’s had a crush on since seventh grade, seems like a pretty good way to do it. Then Grant shows up at Sydney’s door begging for a second chance and the more she gets to know him, the more she isn’t sure she wants him to go away. But with Grant in the picture, Colin is backing off and she definitely doesn’t want that. Everything is a mess and Sydney doesn’t know what to do, who to choose, or how to make those pesky cheerleaders leave her alone. She only knows one thing for sure, being STARKISSED isn’t a dream come true at all.



My Review:

It was an amazing book, different from what I expected, but beautiful right until the end.
She was a brave girl even if she didn't realize it her self.

What I liked the most is that you can almost feel her frustration with the people around her and with her self.
Her father made me laugh with his protective streak which I should admit it's not all that funny in real life.

The only thing that should have been more intense was her love for Grant, I feel like they didn't spend enough time together and that their connection should have been more explicit.



Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Anything you want by Erin Nicholas

Summary:

"Suppose the solution to all your problems is the one thing you never wanted "

It figures the one time Sabrina Cassidy is determined to do the responsible thing, karma kicks in. After four years on the road chasing her musical dream, she s stranded six hours from home with no money, a ruined credit history and morning sickness.

Out of options, she swallows her legendary independent streak and calls the only person who won t hang up on her. Luke, the man she left behind.

Marc Sterling s first instinct is to protect his business partner and best friend from another broken heart. That means letting her think she s talking to Luke, then finding a way to send her in the opposite direction.

When he shows up at her hotel room, there s something in the air beside their customary insults. Sure, her rebellious attitude, smart mouth and purple panties still drive him crazy, but now it s a different kind of crazy. The kind that has him driving her home instead of to the nearest airport.

And when Luke offers to solve all her problems if she ll only say I do, Marc realizes he s just crazy enough about her to forget whose heart he wanted to protect.


My Review:


I have to say it. It is amaziing, I loved it.:D 4.5 stars

A good book is the one that makes you angry, sad, happy, and shed a few tears.

I was a little skeptical at first because of all the comments I read calling Sabrina a b*tch, and truthfully she is,at first.

But don't lose hope keep reading, as the story progresses you get an insight as to why she behaved the way she did, and you realize that she has changed and that all she wants is to give her baby a stable home and love, lots of it.And she is willing to do anything to allow her child to have what she didn't while growing up, even if it means sacrificing her own happiness.

And that turns our lead character from a childish and overdependent teenager into a grown woman capable of anything.

We have to keep in mind that in the end, we can't dwell on how we got somewhere, we have to focous on the present and what we want for ourselves and the ones around us.



Thursday, 16 April 2013

Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren



Summary:


An ambitious intern.
A perfectionist executive.
And a whole lot of name calling.

Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He's exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.

Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family's massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who'd been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he's never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe's so tempting he's willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office.

As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they're willing to lose in order to win each other.





My review:


Ok, I have to adimit that while I was browsing the reviews for this book on Goodreads I found a lot of negativity towards it. Mostly because it started out as Twilight Fanfiction.What people need to understand is that fanfiction are original stories, I've never wrote any, but i admit to have read some, and it's not that bad, they are just unpolished stories, a way for authors to get the readers perspective, to figure out if they should try for something more.

Now about the book, I found this book lacking in the relationship department.Most of their relashionship was based around sex and the truth is no relashionship like that will survive in the future.


"If only he would keep his mouth shut, he'd be perfect. A piece of ducktape would do the trick."


I found Bennett to be inconsistent, more often than not he questioned his actions towards Chloe and the people around him including his family, he was blunt, irritating, inconsiderate and a Beautiful Bastard.

While Chloe believed herself to be something different than what this boo actually shows, a person with morals regarding the workplace, a mature woman in control of herself, but it seemed she just couldn't control herself near Bennett to the point where she was almost as arrogant and obnoxious as he was.


This, however shouldn't stop you from reading this book which I happened to enjoy for a quick afternoon read.

I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

This Beautiful Thing by Amanda Heath


Summary:

Teagan Harper doesn’t have much experience with guys. Her twin brothers have made sure of that. Until one night at a college party she gives them the slip, finding herself in the arms of the most amazing guy she has ever met. Now she's on a mission to find him since she ran from his bed. And forgot to ask his name...

Declan Sage has had control over his entire life. But that is all about to change when the girl who ran out of his bed turns his life upside down. She is about to throw that control out the window. But he’s pretty sure that’s a good thing seeing as she stole his heart...


My Review:


I have been putting off this book, because it didn't seem like something I'd be inclined to read but I finally got around to it and this is what I found.

The book starts out with a very unatractive and immature description of Teagan's life and her mother's choices.The first meeting between Teagan and Declan starts out with a drink being thrown in both their faces by Declan's ex-girlfriend and aparently the next thing we know the ex has a broken nose, which I don't understand since it wasn't described, I even re-read that section of the book and still, the only way we know of the incident is this : "Claire has this deer in headlights look with blood dripping out of her broken nose."

And then you find out that Claire was his high school girlfriend and a bitch, which he only dated (for six years) because he felt like it was expected of him since she was head cheerleader and he was the quarterback. I mean how more cliché can it get??

Aparently more than I thought because:

“Grace what is the name of the football player you have a crush on?” 

Her face pales. I knew it. “Umm…” she looks down at the floor before she mumbles. “Your brother.”

“This is so great! You can totally keep him preoccupied while I date Declan and maybe one day when we are already married and have kids I can tell Jaden.”

 And:

“I can’t…they never stop…I just cry like this all the time…”she sobs into her hands

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Ohh please... Usually I'm all for heartwrenching situations but this book is seriously ridiculous.So many grammatical errors, I believe that whoever edited this book needs to seriously consider changing careers. The characters were terribly annoying and while sometimes they sounded all mature and profound, most of the time they just seemed like uncomprehended teens. I rate this book 1.5 out of 5 stars.


Sunday, 14 April 2013