Review of Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Review: I was very excited to finally have my hands on this book, mostly because I love anything that has to do with the LUX series.

It was a little hard to remember where this book was taking place in the Lux time line and who all the side characters were again since it has been a few years.

But overall the story was okay and enjoyable.

I couldn’t really connect with the plot or characters that this novel surrounded, just because they didn’t have much to them and the story was fast and a bit rushed.  Hunter seemed t like the other  male characters Armentrout has written about many times before. So most of the time I was like ” Oh that’s just like, or that’s what he would have said too”….

The book was nice to read though, just to get back in that world after while of missing it.

3 out of 5 stars.

326 pages. Paperback.

New Adult. Romance. Paranormal. Fantasy. Science Fiction. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by Entangled Embrace.

Summary: He’s to die for…

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something…unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life…or is it Hunter?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

 

 

Review of Up in Flames (Rosemary Beach #13) by Abbi Glines

Up in Flames (Rosemary Beach #13)  by Abbi Glines

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Review: We all knew this day was coming, Glines told us herself years before this book came out. That if she ever finished the Rosemary Beach series that Nan would be the last story she told.

From book one I have been a Nan hater, and I had no idea if that would change once I read her book. But after reading page one, it finally clicked. Nan might have been the villain in the past but she was trying to change.

After reading from her point of view for just a couple of pages I finally had the understanding of why Nan was the way she was.

One of the best quotes in this book ” I wanted to be someone’s Harlow. Or Blaire. But I’d always just be Nan. And Nan wasn’t enough. I never had been, and I was done trying to be.”

This showed how much Nan had felt and much depth her character really had. This was that moment that you wanted to punch anyone for hurting her and wanted to stand by her side.

I don’t think anyone could had been enough to be Nan’s equal but Gannon/ Cope, was it since the moment she laid her eyes on him. Major was a child compared to him.

I could keep ranting about how Nan was a boss and how much I love her now. Or about how she is now my favorite book and character of the series. But I won’t, I will talk about how Glines did a great job with the last book of her series, which was starting to lag a bit now.

To me the only not so great part of this book was Major’s part. The entire time he was annoying and stupid and an ass. Even at the end he did not learn one thing from the mistakes he had made and just kept going on as he was. Yes he felt sorry but was he going to change, no. No he was not.

Oh! Before I forget, Cope!!!! OMG!!! I loved him and thought he would be perfect for Nan. Because Nan needed a man and not some annoying boy. And man was Cope a Man. I about died when Nan was describing him. Even now thinking about him and those hot moments with Nan has me fanning myself and blushing.

Even if you don’t like Nan you should still really read the book for Cope! Because WOW!!!

 

256 pages. Paperback.

5 out of 5 stars.

New Adult. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Contemporary. Fiction.

Published by Atria Books.

Summary:The villain of Rosemary Beach finally gets her own happy ending in the long-awaited final novel of the #1 New York Times bestselling new adult romance series by Abbi Glines.

The blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling Rosemary Beach series ends with a bang when the troubled character readers love to hate gets her very own happily ever after in this eagerly anticipated and overwhelmingly requested story. Known for causing problems for everyone in Rosemary Beach, Nan has been growing up lately, and she’s finally taking center stage—and finding love with the man she least expected.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Dirty English (Dirty English #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Dirty English (Dirty English #1)  by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Review: I just got this book recently at a New Adult author event that I worked at, and I happened to walk past this book and author and ended up getting many books from her. Mostly I could not stop myself because of the hot shirtless guys on the covers.

Even though I had not planned on reading this book for awhile, only because I had a stack of library books with my name on them that I had to read. This book kept picking at the back of my brain, till I went and took it off my To-Be-Read-Shelf and just started reading.

I liked the plot idea for this book, but not really the characters. There was no way that I could connect with them, not because we didn’t have anything in common ( we did and still do), but just from how they were written I could not feel any true depth from them. I am still looking forward to some of the other books I picked up from this author, but I don’t think I will be reading the second book of this series.

270 pages. Paperback.

3 out of 5 stars.

New Adult. Romance. Contemporary. Mature themes. Mature Content.

Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Summary:

A scarred fighter.
A girl with rules.
One night of unbridled passion.

There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Bennett: she’s smart as a whip, always in control, and lives by a set of carefully crafted rules. She’s learned the hard way that people you love the most always hurt you in the end.

But then she meets Declan Blay, the new neighbor at her apartment complex.

A tattooed British street fighter, he’s the campus bad boy she’s supposed to avoid, but when he saves her from a frat party gone bad, all her rules about sex and love fly out the window.

She gives him one night of unbridled passion, but he longs for more.

With only a cardboard-thin wall separating their bedrooms, he dreams of possessing the vulnerable girl next door forever.

One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.

*A modern love story inspired by Pride and Prejudice*

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kylie Scott

Dirty (Dive Bar #1)  by Kylie Scott

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Review: I was hooked on page one for this book, I could not stop myself from reading this book in one sitting. This book also had me laughing and giggling through some of my classes for a couple of days after too.

Although the characters and the plot didn’t really impact me as amazing. I got to see the potential for the next books coming up in this series.

Though one of  parts of this book was finding out that it was connected to the Stage Dive series, and a couple of favorite characters of mine ( Cough* Mal* Cough) showed up to cause a little trouble.

Another thing about this book along with its characters that I did really like, was how smooth the book was to read and relate too.

Anyway, I can’t wait to read more of this series!

288 pages. Paperback.

3 out of 5 stars.

New Adult. Romance. Contemporary. Humor. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin.

Summary: The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it’s with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she’d marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he’s all wrong-maybe it’s time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what’s wrong with getting dirty?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

 

Reveiw of Charged (Saints of Denver #2) by Jay Crownover

Charged (Saints of Denver #2)  by Jay Crownover

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Review: I could not read this fast enough! As soon as I saw that I had gotten it I was running through my house to grab my kindle. Then my kindle and I were inseparable for the next two days.

I loved how in the Marked Men series and in the first two Saints of Denver books, you would never even think about Avett and Quaid together. But you do get that glimpse of them in the end of Built that leaves you thinking, huh….

But from the first page of their story I was hooked. I loved how well they were as their own person, dealing with what their lives were now. And I completely loved them together, I mean wow. Or more like how Quaid said in the book that Avett was a storm that blew into his life and he was chasing after her.

I also really enjoyed the little set up for one of the future books, with Avett’s neighbor across the street from her dads house and a certain ( at least I think is) Salem Cruz’s sister….. Interesting, but also very exciting to hopefully read.

Although I really enjoyed this book and the amazing characters, I felt as if there was something missing or different that this book did not have that the others did. Almost as if the love and story plot around these two characters was a little too fast and instant, and not as intense and sexual. But still a great book and having me looking forward to the next books in this series.

361 pages. Paperback.

I received this book as an ARC ( advanced readers copy) for my honest review in return.

4 out of 5 stars.

New Adult. Romance. Contemporary. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by William Morrow an imprint of HarperCollins.

Summary: From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the second installment in the Saints of Denver series featuring a bad girl and a by the book attorney who could be her salvation…or her ruin.

Avett Walker and Quaid Jackson’s worlds have no reason to collide. Ever. Quaid is a high powered criminal attorney as slick as he is handsome. Avett is a pink-haired troublemaker with a bad attitude and a history of picking the wrong men.

When Avett lands in a sea of hot water because of one terrible mistake, the only person who can get her out of it is the insanely sexy lawyer. The last thing on earth she wants to do is rely on the no-nonsense attorney who thinks of her as nothing more than a nuisance. He literally has her fate in his hands. Yet there is something about him that makes her want to convince him to loosen his tie and have a little fun…with her.

Quaid never takes on clients like the impulsive young woman with a Technicolor dye job. She could stand to learn a hard lesson or two, but something about her guileless hazel eyes intrigues him. Still, he’s determined to keep their relationship strictly business. But doing so is becoming more impossible with each day he spends with her.

As they work side-by-side, they’ll have to figure out a way to get along and keep their hands off each other—because the chemistry between them is beyond charged.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Nuts (Hudson Valley #1) by Alice Clayton

Nuts (Hudson Valley #1)  by Alice Clayton

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Review: I didn’t know what to expect from this book or how the author would set the tone with this new series. I have read the Wallbanger series and loved it like crazy, and I have read the first book in the Red Head series and didn’t really like it all that much. So as you can  see I had mixed feelings over this book.

I did take me a while to get into this book, only because I had many other things to do. But when I finally had a minute and read through chapter two, I was lost.

I cant even begin to tell you the number of times I burst out laughing and had to call my grandma ( because she got me the book and read it, I know weird right?). But I had to talk to her about where I was at and laugh with her about what was going on.

I could completely understand and love Roxie  in this book, she was a hoot. She also had a great character through the book. Plus she had hunky Leo falling all over her ( many times, with nap peas. haha).

I am crazy excited for the next book ” Cream of the Crop”!!!!! I just loved the set up for it in this book and am biting my nails waiting for it.

4 out of 5 stars.

308 pages. Paperback.

New Adult. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Fiction. Humor. Contemporary.  

Published by Gallery Books.

Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton, the first in a brand-new romance series telling the humorously sexy tale of Roxie, a private chef who gets a taste of love—but is it to stay, or to go?

After losing almost all of her clients in one fell swoop following an accident involving whipped cream, private chef to Hollywood’s elite Roxie Callahan gets a call from her flighty mother, saying she’s needed home in upstate New York to run the family diner. Once she’s back in the Hudson Valley, local organic farmer Leo delivers Roxie a lovely bunch of walnuts, and soon sparks—and clothing—begin to fly. Leo believes that everything worth doing is worth doing slowly…and how! But will Roxie stay upstate, or will the lure of West Coast redemption tempt her back to Tinseltown?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Dark Wild Night (Wild Seasons #3) by Christina Lauren

Dark Wild Night (Wild Seasons #3)  by Christina Lauren

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Review: I put off reading this book in the Wild Seasons mostly because I did not find the first two all that world changing. But as I ran out of the house yesterday I could not stop myself from grabbing this book on my way. I am so happy I did because I think this has been the best book yet in this series.

Lola is such an interesting and amazing soul, I was so happy to read all about how she works and how she thinks things over. I just loved the little parts where she would process what was happening in real life with a comic panel. And how she ( the authors) described it!!! Amazing!

Oliver was such an adorable and sexy character, I just kept screaming “be together already! For the love of all that is holy, please screw each others brains out!”

Just how the two characters interacted with e another and with the plot itself was just mind blowing. the book was so smooth the read, I felt like I had read it too fast or something.

But in the end I could not help but sigh over these two characters and the amazingness that is this book.

4 out of 5 stars.

134 pages. Paperback.

New Adult. Romance. Humor. Contemporary. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Fiction.

Published by Gallery Books.

Summary: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
But what didn’t happen in Vegas seems to follow them everywhere.

Lola and Oliver like to congratulate themselves on having the good sense to not consummate their drunken Las Vegas wedding. If they’d doubled-down on that mistake, their Just Friends situation might not be half as great as it is now.

… Or so goes the official line.

In reality, Lola’s wanted Oliver since day one—and over time has only fallen harder for his sexy Aussie accent and easygoing ability to take her as she comes. More at home in her studio than in baring herself to people, Lola’s instinctive comfort around Oliver nearly seems too good to be true. So why ruin a good thing?

Even as geek girls fawn over him, Oliver can’t get his mind off what he didn’t do with Lola when he had the chance. He knows what he wants with her now … and it’s far outside the friend zone. When Lola’s graphic novel starts getting national acclaim—and is then fast-tracked for a major motion picture—Oliver steps up to be there for her whenever she needs him. After all, she’s not the kind of girl who likes all that attention, but maybe she’s the kind who’ll eventually like him.

Sometimes seeing what’s right in front of us takes a great leap of faith. And sometimes a dark wild night in Vegas isn’t just the end of a day, but the beginning of a bright new life…

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Legend (Real #6) by Katy Evans

Legend (Real #6)  by Katy Evans

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Review: I was so sad and excited all at the same time to read this book. But I don’t think I have read a final book that I have loved as much as I have loved the Real series. And Even though this last book was not about my favorite characters Brooke and Remy, I fell in love with some new ones. Maverick and Reese, who are like a love story within itself I just want to swoon.

The characters were the best that they have ever been in this series, and they were all revved up for the final fight that Remy would fight. They were ready to see the legend that he would leave behind in Maverick.

So other then blushing, gushing, and sobbing, I was absolutely breathless the entire time I was reading this book. My hands were shaking with each page I turned and intentional going as slow as I could to prolong the book. I even slept with this book clutched to my chest at night, even after I had finished the book.

Man, I put off this review because I love this series and love to re-read it. Heck my closes friends know how much I love this series that one of them back in high school asked me to prom with a bookmark with Remy on it.

For my last  bit of talking on this book, I  just have to say that if you love to read and love New Adult and some heart thudding-ness. Do yourself a favor and go and get this series now. Okay? Good.

5 out of 5 stars.

304 pages. Paperback.

New Adult. Romance. Contemporary. Sports. Fiction. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by Gallery Books.

Summary: Can love really conquer all?—Book Six in Katy Evans’s breakout New York Times bestselling series that began with REAL.

Maverick “The Avenger” Cage wants to rise to the top and become a legend in the ring. Though he keeps his identity well guarded, he’s known on the fighting circuit as the new kid with a chip on his shoulder and a tattoo on his back that marks him as trouble. He’s got a personal score to settle with the Underground’s one and only Remington “Riptide” Tate.

As Mav trains, he meets a young girl—the only other new person in the town—and sparks fly. When things get heated between them, he finds out she’s none other than Reese Dumas, the cousin of Remington Tate’s wife. A girl who’s supposed to root against him and a girl he’s supposed to stay away from.

But Mav fights for the woman in his heart and the monsters in his blood. The world’s eyes are on them, and the victor will go down in history as the ultimate fighting champion—the ultimate LEGEND.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of All Chained Up (Devil’s Rock #1) by Sophie Jordan

All Chained Up (Devil’s Rock #1)  by Sophie Jordan

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Review: I was a little weary of this book at first, I mean Sophie Jordan is a pretty great author and I loved her Young Adult Firelight series, and I thought her New Adult series was just ok. Anyway, I have heard a good amount of good things about this new series from her and decided to give it a go.

I’m not overly happy with the final verdict I felt for this book and rest of series. Overall the book was just meh to me, mostly because of how dull the plot and characters were. also there was a lot of stuff I could tell was the set up for the next book in the series. And I’m really sorry to say this but, some of the stuff in this book  and for the set up seemed really stupid to me. Like stuff that would never happen.

I know that in books that I have read and loved before and might love in the future will have things in it that could not possibly ever happen. But those plots, characters and authors make you believe so much and so thoroughly. That nothing in the book is stupid to  you. I mean take Harry Potter, J.K Rowling makes even grown adults want to go to a magical school called Hogwarts. So I’m just saying if an author like J.K Rowling can make me believe in magic and Sophie Jordan can’t even make me believe a romance between nurse and prisoner is possible. Then somethings not right.

3 out of 5 stars.

384 pages. Paperback.

New Adult. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Fiction. Contemporary.

Published by Avon.

Summary: There are bad boys and then there are the men of Devil’s Rock . . .

Some men come with a built-in warning label. Knox Callaghan is one of them. Danger radiates from every lean, muscled inch of him, and his deep blue eyes seem to see right through to Briar Davis’s most secret fantasies. But there’s one major problem: Briar is a nurse volunteering at the local prison, and Knox is an inmate who should be off-limits in every way.

Knox feels it too—a shocking animal magnetism that drives him to risk his own life to protect Briar’s. Paroled at last, he tries to resist her. She’s too innocent, too sweet, and she has no idea what Knox is capable of. But a single touch can lead to a kiss—and a taste . . . until the only crime is denying what feels so right . . .

“When the prison doors are open, the real dragon will fly out.”—Ho Chi Minh

-Summary from GoodReads.com

 

 

Review of The Power (Titan #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Power (Titan #2)  by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Review: I am so happy that I was finally able to have the time to just read this book all the way through! I love Seth and Josie more then anything and have been waiting all read to read more able them.

Seth and Josie’s character development along with their development in their relationship together was through the roof! I just wanted to scream and jump around because they made me happy! But the times that Seth was being a dick, I knew it was going to happen but I was still not ready. So Seth had me very angry and upset with him, while at the same time loving the crap out of him too. And the beautiful intense moments that they shared brought actual tears to my eyes!!!!

And this plot, dang it! It keeps getting more in-depth with new challenges for the characters to face alone and together are getting so good. I was just screaming my head off at the end of this book because we will have to wait another year to find out what the heck happens next! And I really need my Seth and Josie moments people!

5 out of 5 stars.

344 pages. Paperback.

New Adult. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Fantasy. Mythology. Paranormal.

Published by Spencer Hill Press.

Summary: With any great change, there is always strife, and the Covenant University has become the frontline between pure-bloods who want the Breed Order reinstated and the half-bloods who want the right to control their own destinies.

Fate has other plans.

The violence is escalating and war between the races seems inevitable, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Hyperion may be out of commission, but Josie and Seth know they have only earned a reprieve.  Seth must get Josie fully prepared, which means controlling her newfound abilities, and they need to find the other demigods before the Titans do.

But the gods are sensing a greater threat. 

Only one thing is more dangerous than a bunch of starved Titans, and that’s an out-of-control Apollyon. The aether in Josie is drawing Seth in deeper, and when lust mixes with love and gives way to power, he knows being close to her is not only dangerous to her, but to everyone around them, but letting her go requires a level of selflessness that just isn’t Seth’s style.

The paths taken in the past are becoming the roads of the future.

Just as chaos breaks out, familiar faces from the past return, complicating the already strained bond between Josie and Seth, and when the danger from the Titans erupts with devastating consequences, the dark allure of power calls to Seth again, but this time Josie might not be able to pull him back.

 And when the struggle between power and love becomes the deadliest battleground, there may be no salvation.

-Summary from GoodReads.com