Review: Finding Us (True Love #2) by Harper Bentley





SYNOPSIS

Jag Jensen and Ellen Love had been best friends their whole lives until he turned thirteen and started noticing girls his own age, but that didn’t mean he stopped watching out for eleven-year-old Ellen. By his senior year in high school, baseball had taken the front seat in his life, with a scholarship to college and a pro career looming on the horizon, when sophomore Ellen caught his attention and they struck up their friendship again. Although Ellen wanted more, Jag didn’t want to drag her into what he knew would be a crazy life, but love has a way of deciding one’s future, and eventually they became a couple. Ellen followed him to California as he began his pro career, but his wild and hectic lifestyle screwed everything up. 

Now Jag is lost, realizing he’s never been without his best friend in his life. Learning to live without Ellen doesn’t settle well with him, so while trying to remain at the top of his career, he also wants to get his girl back, which proves to be more difficult than he thought it’d be. Will Ellen give him another chance or does that sort of thing only happen in the sappy romance novels she always used to read? Jag hopes she’s willing to try again as he puts his heart on the line for the woman he knows will always be his forever and a day.


REVIEW


5 STARS!

I’ve been dreaming about this book for months now! The cliffhanger in the first book was agonizing. 

Jagger Knox Jensen left us feeling disappointed and murderous at the end of the first book, because he’s just so stupid.



It took a few seconds for everything to sink in before the realization hit.
She’d left me.
And she’d taken my heart with her.

Oh Jag, you really should have seen that coming. 

Yes Jag, she left you because you’re an asshole. Shall I enumerate the reasons why I think so? I shall. 
1. Shooting a commercial rolling around a bed with a bitchy supermodel 
2. Having to do a second one.
3. Getting Ellen’s hopes up by telling her to get ready for an event, then telling her she couldn’t go when she was all dolled up because your agent told you not to take her. No, you’re not getting it? Ok, well how about…
4. ….showing up at said event with the supermodel you were rolling around in bed with in commercials? Still not getting it? Hmm, oh this one takes the cake.
5. Watching you nod at her when the she told the media that you two were going to make beautiful babies. 



I sat down on the couch stunned, propping my elbows on my knees once again, staring at the floor.
I think it’d be safe to say that I finally “got it.”

FINALLY! Took you long enough. The funny thing was Jag really didn’t get why El was so mad. He loved her and he didn’t feel an ounce of attraction towards Alessandra the slutty swimsuit model. Well maybe he did feel a bit of attraction….

“I’ll reveal a little secret—all men are dicks. And even if anyone thinks their man isn’t, he is. There, I said it, and now one of the great mysteries of the universe has been answered. You may return to your previously scheduled life.”

Thank you for clearing that up Jag. What made me forgive Jag was when I felt that he really didn’t know he was doing anything wrong. He only loved El and he didn’t get what the big deal was with the commercials. 

“I was dense. I was a complete moron. She was right.”

Yes Jag, you were. Now let’s get on with the part where you try and get her back okay? 

So Jag here tries to get Ellen back by sending her flowers, buying her jewelry, and writing her letters. Of course it didn’t work; so he goes to Chicago and begs her, but she wasn’t having any of it. Elle wants Jag to give her time because she’s just so confused and heartbroken. I’m glad that Ellen made him grovel. I get that he was ignorant of the fact that he was hurting her, but he noticed signs that leads towards that, but he ignored it. 

Elle is strong and I couldn’t blame her hesitancy. She had to put up with a lot when she was with Jag. After she forgave him, they were as sweet as ever and I couldn’t be happier. 

But of course, something, or in this case, SOMEONE, has to ruin all of my happy feelings. 

I’m not sure if the ending of this book could be classified as a cliffhanger, but I am waiting on the edge of my seat for the third book to come out!


Review: Be With Me by J. Lynn




SYNOPSIS

Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they’re not…



REVIEW

4 stars!

I was so excited about this book and it was good, but I liked Wait For You better. 

We had a clue at the end of “Wait For You” that the next book would be about Jace and Teresa. 

Teresa is Cam’s little sister and Jase is Cam’s best friend. 
Teresa has had a rough year. She’s in college when she wasn’t even planning on going there in the first place since her focus was her dancing career. Unfortunately, something happened that made her plan to dance professionally impossible. 

Jace has problems of his own. I saw it coming, I really did. I liked Jace, but he made it impossible for me to love him when he kept rejecting and hurting Teresa. He made her feel stupid and he did again and again. I wanted to punch him in the face multiple times while reading this book. 

Cam and Avery were perfect in this book! They were so cute and they were more interesting than Jace and Tess for me. 

I wonder who the third book will be about! 


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Sweet Rome (Sweet Home #2) by Tillie Cole

SYNOPSIS

You met Romeo Prince in the Amazon & USA Today bestselling novel, Sweet Home. Now hear the story from his lips: unbarred, uncensored and raw to the bone.


It makes me laugh when I hear that folk think Mol and I rushed into it too fast, spouting that we couldn’t possibly have felt what we did for each other in such a short space of time. I say, how the hell would they know? We made it, didn’t we? She became my whole life, didn’t she? And as for my folks not being real, being true? Tell that to me aged ten, eleven, twelve — damn, all my bastard life — when I was never enough, when I was beaten until I bled for being too good at football and not being everything they’d dreamed: the perfectly dutiful son. Tell that to thousands of kids around the world getting wailed on by asshole parents for whatever stupid reason; tell them that evil don’t exist in their eyes. 


Fuck Romeo and Juliet: this is the story of me and my girl, from my lips. No mushy sentiment, no cheese, just the plain, hard truth, and, because I’m feeling generous, I’m going to let you in on more of our story too.


5 STARS!
MY SONG FOR THE BOOK



REVIEW


Sweet Home is one of my ultimate favorites. I almost died of happiness when I found out that there was going to be a second book in Rome’s POV. 


I understood Rome a bit more in this book. It showed me how he really loved Molly and how dedicated he was to her. I knew what was going to happen in the story, but it was still hard to read because I still felt bad for the both of them and all that they have been through. 


This book was everything I could have ever wanted. It was freakin perfect! It was told in Rome’s POV and I know that some don’t like reading a book with the same story but a different POV, but you have to trust me when I say that this was so much more! We get a glimpse of their life after Romeo gets drafted. Tillie Cole gave us so much more and my Romeo fangirl was put at ease and content with the book. 


My favorite quotes: 

“I wanted to show her my worth, that I was good at something. I wanted-no, needed-her to believe in me.”

“I get you, Romeo,” she replied with that sweet damn smile that she reserved just for me. My smile, my girl. . .my fucking life.”


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Review: Until Trevor (Until #2) by Aurora Rose Reynolds




SYNOPSIS


Trevor Mayson had his life planned out – make the family business successful and play the field for a few more years before eventually settling down. Then he sees her. Liz Hayes was beautiful, shy and everything that he could ever want…but she didn’t fit into his plans. After Trevor painfully rejects her, Liz finally starts to move on, but Trevor is finding it difficult to truly let her go. It seems the more he tries to stay away, the more intense his feelings for her become. Like a stretched rubber band, he can only take so much before snapping. 


Liz Hayes is done waiting for Trevor and isn’t interested in getting her heart broken by him again, but Trevor is making it difficult for her to forget him when he shoves his way back into her life. 

Can Trevor prove to her that he is worth falling in love with again, and is he ready to change his life plan to let her into his heart?



4 STARS!


REVIEW

We are introduced to Trevor and Liz in Until November. Trevor is Ash’s brother and Liz is November’s friend. They had a funny relationship in Until November and it made me want to read this book even more. 

Trevor messed up with Lilly. They used to be the best of friends and they would tell each other things that no one else knew, but they grew apart because of Trevor. He freaked out when he knew he was developing strong feelings for her, so he pushed her away and ignored her. He still looked out for her though, ermm, let me rephrase that, he scared guys away from Liz and convinced himself that he was just looking out for her.


When Trevor finally managed to get his head out of his ass, he stopped at nothing to get Liz. He was relentless and he was determined not to ruin their relationship again. I wished there would have been more relentless pursuit on his part, but since he is a Mason, I guess they’re just irresistible. 


Liz was lovely. She wasn’t the shy girl who I thought her to be in the first book. She’s just observant and she likes to keep to herself. Poor Liz, she always had to deal with immature girls who like to pick on her like they’re still in high school. Some of the women in this book were just ridiculous! The things they did were insane. 


I am so excited for Cash’s book! The sneak peek had me wanting to throw my kindle across the room in frustration! 


Favorite Quotes:


“I love you. Don’t ever doubt that you’re the best thing that has ever happened to me.”

“I’m the lucky one. I didn’t think that I would ever want someone to have the kind of power over me that you hold. I know my future is going to be amazing because you’re going to be by my side; and with you, everything is better.”


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