Review: Blue Lines by Toni Aleo



ARC provided by  Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review



SYNOPSIS

Opposites do more than just attract in Toni Aleo’s latest Nashville Assassins novel about a very bad boy and the good girl he can’t resist.

The instant Piper Allen sees Erik Titov, she wants him—wants his rock-hard body, sure, but the strength and mystery that lies behind that superstar hockey jock demeanor, too. So when he sidles up to her at a bar and slinks his arm around her waist, she’s lost. What follows is the wildest night of her life . . . followed by inevitable heartbreak the next morning. And then, a few weeks later, a very big surprise: two blue lines on a pregnancy test.

Only a check to the head could make Erik fall for a nice girl like Piper. But since their crazy-sexy night together, he’s been trying to forget about her alluring body by falling into bed with every woman in Nashville, and it’s not working. So when Piper shows up at his house with a baby-bomb to drop, it doesn’t take much for Erik to suggest the nuclear option: marriage. While it’s supposed to be all for show, the second they say “I do,” the ice between them starts to melt into sizzling steam. 


REVIEW

I adore the Assassins Series, and I was very happy with this book! 

Unlike the other books, the girl is chasing the guy and trying to convince him that she loves him. 
Piper finds out that she is pregnant with Erik Titov’s baby after their night together. She decides to tell him after six months, because Erik is a manwhore and he treated Piper indifferently after their night together. 

It took a long time for me to warm up to Erik. I wanted to murder him most of the time and he just frustrated the hell out of me. He was so insensitive, immature, and just plain mean. He treated Piper like shit at the beginning of the book. I know that he had a hard past, but the way he treated her at the beginning just rubbed me the wrong way. 
I am so glad he redeemed himself at the end and stopped acting like a big baby. 

Piper was wonderful. She was always so forgiving and loving. There were a few times in the book when i would have given up on Erik, but Piper just takes the time to listen to him, then she proceeds to forgive him after some grovelling from Erik. 

Enjoy reading! 

4.5 stars!

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REVIEW: Elect by Rachel Van Dyken



ARC provided by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 


SYNOPSIS


Would you die for the one you love?
Nixon Abandonato made his choice. And now he has to pay the price. Tracey is the love of his life, but being with him has made her a target of his family’s enemies. The only way to keep Trace alive is convince the world she means nothing to him. 

Trace Rooks has fallen irrevocably in love with the son of her family’s sworn rival, and she knows in her bones nothing can tear them apart. Until Nix suddenly pushes her away and into the arms of his best friend… But Trace isn’t ready to give up on a future with Nix–and if he won’t fight for them, she will. 

In the end, a sacrifice must be made. A life for a life. For what better way to cover a multitude of sins than with the blood of a sinner


REVIEW

This book picks up where Elite left off. The Sicilians are coming and Nixon is doing his best to protect Trace from them.
To protect Trace , he has to convince them that Trace is with Chase. Nixon pushes them together and even though it breaks his precious heart, he still does what he thinks will protect Trace. Chase is the only one who Nixon trusts enough to leave Trace with. Even though he knows that Chase has feelings for Trace, Nixon still pushed them together in order to save the love of his life.

A lot of questions will be answered in this book. I did not expect the twists that happened and I loved all of it! I had really high expectations from this book and it did not disappoint!

Nixon was so much nicer in this book and I loved him so much! He just wants to protect everyone especially Trace. He sacrifices so much and I just wanted to make it better for him.

Chase, oh Chase. It was hard to read Chase’s POV sometimes. He tries so hard to repress his feelings for Trace, but in the end he just loved her too much.

I was surprised when I saw that there was a POV of Phoenix. I hated him in the first book, but I understood him more in Elect and I got to understand him better. I actually felt sorry for him.

I loved Trace in the first book because she was funny and not dramatic. My feelings for her in this book are 70/30. I felt for her because of all the things that she had been through, but there were times when I just wanted to smack her upside the head. I just think that she moved on too fast sometime in the book.

Overall I absolutely loved this book! The story was incredible! Your attention will be captured throughout the book! As always, Rachel Van Dyken is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

FAVORITE QUOTES:

“I feel lost.”

“Let me find you.”
“I feel sick.” 
“Let me heal you.”
“I feel sad.” 
“Let me be your happiness.”

“I’d survive with a broken heart only if it meant mending yours.” 


“The way she looks at you. It’s different than how she looks at Chase.”
“And how does she look at Chase?”
“Like he’s her savior,” Phoenix said.
“And me?”
“Like you’re her oxygen.”

5 GLOWING STARS!!!

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Review: Meant for Her by Raine Thomas


SYNOPSIS

Photographer Sierra Stratton views the world through a lens all her own. She has an uncanny sense about people, something that often causes her trouble. When she meets the sexy and brooding Evan Dorsey, her intuition tells her he’s suffering, and she wants to be the one to help him.

Evan isn’t open to help from anyone, however. His focus is on his Major League career and making himself as marketable as possible for his upcoming free agency. He plans to ride out the season in Atlanta and then sign with another team, away from the painful memories that haunt him.

Someone’s eager to send him on his way, too. Between anonymous threats and equipment sabotage, it’s clear he’s earned himself an enemy along the way. To him, it’s one more sign that he’s right to move on.

But Sierra threatens his conviction. Her contagious smile proves hard to resist, as does her kiss. She tempts him in ways he never anticipated, making him question his plans for the first time. If he’s not careful, she might just convince him that he’s meant for her.


REVIEW


Evan meets Sierra at his friend’s wedding. Sierra approached him first and she was like a balm to his soul. He just lost his mother and he was feeling lost and alone.

Fast forward to 6 months, Evan signs with Atlanta and meets Sierra, this time officially.

Sierra is a photographer and she is just the nicest person ever! I loved her character because she was so patient, kind and trustworthy. She has a heart of gold.

There were a few times in this book when I wanted to slap Evan. He just says really mean things and he closes off unexpectedly. He hurts Sierra a lot of times in this book because he just does not handle emotion and closeness very well since his mother passed away.

I loved For Everly, so I was really happy when Cole and Everly made an appearance in the book!

I’m starting to love Raine Thomas because her books are just awesome.

I recommend this book and Raine Thomas’ other book called “For Everly”.

4 STARS

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Review: Discovering Us by Harper Bentley

SYNOPSIS

Ellen has loved Jagger since she was five and he was seven when they kissed through the chain link fence at school. She’s had their wedding planned since she was twelve and is ready for a happily ever after with him, but life just isn’t that neat and tidy. Although they lost contact over the years, which broke her heart, during Jag’s senior year in high school, sophomore Ellen catches his eye once again and their friendship is back on. When things between them gradually develop into something more, Ellen wants to give herself completely to Jag, but he’s not so sure he wants to risk their relationship in taking things to the next level. When Jag is drafted to the Dodgers as the hot, new pitcher of the team, Ellen decides to go with him, transferring colleges and leaving her friends and family behind. But things get more and more complicated when busy schedules, a slimy agent and a supermodel disrupt their lives, which makes Ellen question whether they’ll ever get their perfect forever.


REVIEW

This book is a trilogy and “Discovering Us” is the first book. 

The story starts off with Ellen and Jagger as kids and goes on until they are in their twenties.


Ellen is awesome and super funny. I love her inner dialogues! I could understand where she was coming from when things with Jag became bad. I thought she was actually pretty understanding! If that was me, I would have probably smacked the hell out of Jag. Jag becomes a baseball superstar with a douchebag agent. I wanted to murder that guy and proceed to feed his remains to lions. I didn’t like Jag all that much at the end of the story. He was freakin stupid and he acted like an insensitive jerk. I wanted to shake him and tell him how stupid he was. You’ll understand why when you read towards the end of the book. 


This book ends with a MAJOR CLIFFHANGER.



I want to cry. I can’t believe I have to wait until February to read the next book. I am dying here. How can it just end like that?! 




5 stars!

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Review: SWEET HOME by Tillie Cole

SYNOPSIS

At age twenty, Molly Shakespeare knows a lot.

She knows Descartes and Kant.

She knows academia and Oxford.

She knows that the people who love you leave you.

She knows how to be alone. 

But when Molly leaves England’s grey skies behind to start a new life at the University of Alabama, she finds that she has a lot to learn — she didn’t know a summer could be so hot, she didn’t know students could be so intimidating, and she certainly didn’t know just how much the folks of Alabama love their football.

When a chance encounter with notorious star quarterback, Romeo Prince, leaves her unable to think of anything but his chocolate-brown eyes, dirty-blond hair and perfect physique, Molly soon realises that her quiet, solitary life is about to dramatically change forever…


REVIEW

I could not put this book down! Gahhhh it was so good! 

Molly was originally from England. She came to the University of Alabama to assist in her professor’s/mentor’s research while pursuing her master’s degree. Molly has had a rough life and she has no one to go back to in England. Her mother passed away while after giving birth to her, and her father also passed away when she was still so young. All she had left was her grandmother, but her grandmother got sick and died. 

Romeo is the star quarterback. Everyone else calls him Rome, but only Molly calls him Romeo. Romeo has anger problems, but it was quite endearing when Molly was the only one who could calm him down. His parents are horrible. They are the worst and I found myself wanting to murder them throughout the book. I seriously thought of a lot of ways to kill them. 

I love their pre-game ritual.
I love how protective Romeo was of Molly. 
I love the nightly balcony visits.

This book was full of sweet moments and I definitely recommend you read this! 


5 STARS!

GOODREADS       AMAZON

SO EXCITED FOR THIS!

Would you die for the one you love?
Nixon Abandonato made his choice. And now he has to pay the price. Tracey is the love of his life, but being with him has made her a target of his family’s enemies. The only way to keep Trace alive is convince the world she means nothing to him. 

Trace Rooks has fallen irrevocably in love with the son of her family’s sworn rival, and she knows in her bones nothing can tear them apart. Until Nix suddenly pushes her away and into the arms of his best friend… But Trace isn’t ready to give up on a future with Nix–and if he won’t fight for them, she will. 

In the end, a sacrifice must be made. A life for a life. For what better way to cover a multitude of sins than with the blood of a sinner . . .

Expected publication: December 10th 2013



Review: For Everly by Raine Thomas

SYNOPSIS

Determined to overcome a dark and tragic past, college student Everly Wallace is only months away from earning her degree in physical therapy. She’s consumed with school, caring for her ailing grandfather, and figuring out how to pay the next bill. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but it just might be the one thing she needs.

Major League pitcher Cole Parker hasn’t fought for anything in his life. He went from a privileged upbringing to a multimillion dollar All-Star career. But when his pitching shoulder starts to give him trouble at only twenty-four years old, he faces the possibility of his injury becoming public knowledge and costing him everything.

In a desperate bid to save his career, Cole decides to hire someone to treat his injury, someone who will keep things off the record and out of the media. He finds the perfect solution in Everly. As mysterious as she is beautiful, she provides an enticing distraction from his pain. Soon, physical therapy is the last thing on his mind.

When an act of betrayal brings the truths they both fear to light, Cole will have to fight for the first time in his life…not just for his career, but for Everly’s love.

REVIEW 

I absolutely adored this book! It was my first time reading a book by Raine Thomas and I am so glad I read this one. I didn’t notice that it was 5:00 am and I had to get ready for school in about 30 minutes. The story was engrossing and I just really like books where the male protagonist is a baseball player. It’s usually a good book when there’s a baseball player around. 

Everly is an industrious worker and student. She has to juggle her time with work, studies, and her grandfather. Her grandfather is sick, so she has to take care of him since no one else is going to do it. Her brother committed suicide and her mother got so depressed that she passed away a few years later. Her father skipped out on them and left her to take care of her grandfather. 

Cole is a a major league baseball player. He has an injury, but he does not want the public to know about, so he asks his brother (who is a doctor) for help. His brother offers to ask Everly (his student) to take on the task of helping his brother anonymously. 

I love that Cole was actually a nice guy. He wasn’t an insensitive jerk and he really cared about Everly. They were very cute together! I loved the modelling scene! 

There was also a bit of suspense in this book. Everly’s tires were slashed and she was hit on the head with a baseball bat one night. I had my suspicions on who was doing it, but I imagine that a lot would be surprised. This one was a definite page turner! 

5 stars

GOODREADS     AMAZON

Review: In This Moment by Autumn Doughton







SYNOPSIS


Every moment possesses its own kind of magic…

Aimee Spencer learned the hard way that for some moments, there are no take-backs, no rewinds, no do-overs. A year ago her world imploded and Aimee has been running ever since. She doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t want to remember. To bury the ghosts that haunt her, she is living a life that has become unrecognizable. 

Cole Everly is a golden boy with a cocky smile and an attitude to match. He’s grown accustomed to girls throwing themselves at his feet, but when Aimee trips and literally lands in his lap one afternoon, she’s not at all what he expects. Difficult, damaged, closed-off. If Cole needed to make a list of qualities to avoid in a girl, Aimee would probably match up with every single one of them. He knows that he should stay away but he’s drawn to her in a way that he can’t exactly explain.

In this honest and absorbing story, Aimee and Cole struggle to sort out the thin spaces between loss and love. Ultimately, they will need to learn how to navigate through the pieces of the past if they want to hold on to the future and each other.

Review

In this book we have Aimee, the heroine with a troubled past. 

Cole, the man whore with family problems. 

Mara, the supportive sister.

Jodi, the quirky best friend. 

I loved this story because it sucked me in. You would immediately notice that something is wrong with Aimee because she’s jumpy and her head is filled with sad thoughts. Cole would eventually help her with her past demons, but in the end, it was all up to her to help herself. 

Cole had to forgive his mom for leaving them, and Aimee had to forgive herself and her best friend.
Aimee and Cole were good together and you could immediately see that Cole was smitten with Aimee. 
4 stars

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