Published by - Harlequin
Release Date - 7th October 2014
Pages - 192
My Rating - 3 Stars
What do you get when you have two ranchers that duel like it’s no ones business and lock them together in a cellar during one hell of a storm? One heck of a story that’s what!!! The storm scene was amazing, the chemistry between the pair jumps off the pages, my only issue was with the ending. It was too rushed, too all over the place. The reason that she ran off and left, over her brother, seemed to be too big of an overreaction for me. It was way OTT. He was pissed at her, she was pissed at him, they were both worried that they hadn’t contacted each other. Then he turns up on her doorstep and viola, everything’s good again. All in like two to three pages. It gave me whiplash. That hiccup aside, I’m definitely going to keep reading this series. I love the TTC series, so I doubt this one is going to disappoint me.
Published by - TKA Distribution
Release Date - 30th September 2014
Pages - 145
My Rating - 4 Stars
And once again we must all bow down to the awesomeness that is Nalini Singh. Honestly, how is that no matter what this woman writes it is bound to be GOLD!!! So many authors would’ve or could’ve taken a series like this too far, with too much drama, too much angst, have characters that are way too over the top, but Nalini, understands that less is actually more. She has the right amount of everything, including humor, to make this novella just as brilliant as the first in this series.
She has a fresh perspective on the rock band scene, which is refreshing as well as enjoyable. The characters are enigmatic, real and their situations easily transplanted into the real world. Basically, all I have left to say is read it!!!
Published by - Big Dog Books
Release Date - 8th September 2014
Pages - 299
My Rating - 4 Stars
Holy crap, did I just read that??? Fuck yeah I did!!! Honest to God, this is a modern day spin on Tarzan and it is one hell of an awesome read!!! The entire thing was enjoyable, unbelievably sexy and there was more than one moment that made me laugh. Brilliantly written and executed where so many other authors trying to reprise this tale have failed miserably. Pick it up and have a crack, cause it’s one hell of a ride…such a good freaking ride!!!
Published by - Harlequin
Release Date - September 30th 2014
Pages - 352
My Rating - 5 Stars
This book is simply perfection!!! I didn’t mind the first book in this series, I Want It That Way, but it truly wasn’t anywhere near as beautifully written as this one.
Lauren and Rob were real, believable and from the moment that you start reading it you fall irrevocably in love with the pair of them as individuals as well as a couple. Their plight tears you apart. On one hand you want Rob to be happy and to follow his dreams, but on the other your heart breaks right along with Lauren’s when Rob leaves for Toronto.
The story isn’t overwhelmed with drama, sure there are moments filled with angst, but Ann Aguirre manages to balance it with humour that has you crying and laughing at the same time as well as trying to control your heart before it slams right out of your chest.
I’m not usually one to enjoy a story about a guy who isn’t cock of the walk, but the way that Ann Aguirre has written him and the way that Lauren so utterly believes in him, it makes it so you can see what Lauren sees in him. The growth and maturity of the characters that develops through this book is one of the things I love the most. The two people who come out at the end aren’t anything like the same characters in the beginning and it is truly refreshing to see such a natural and yet obvious growth in them.
If you’re a fan of New Adult, or teenage crushes that turn into more, then I seriously recommend that you pick this book up and read it. Even if you haven’t read I Want It That Way, you’ll still be able to pick this book up and read it as a stand alone, and trust me, it will totally be worth it!!!
Published by - Kensington Books
Release Date - 27th October 2014
Pages - 73
My Rating - 3 Stars
This book was short and oh so sweet. It had the right amount of suspense, action and sexy times that the reader can enjoy it in one sitting without feeling overwhelmed by it all. It’s a little slow through the middle, but at 73 pages, you fly through it before you can really notice or remember that it’s a serious issue.
The characters, in my opinion, were a lot more real and enjoyable than those in the first book of this series and Shannyn Schroder’s writing style in this book was a lot more to my liking than in the first. I really like the flirtatiousness between the characters in this book both in the game and in the real world, and I’m impressed with the way that Shannyn Schroder wrote the gaming scenes, making it feel like you’re almost reading a paranormal romance rather than a straight up contemporary. Jonah’s protectiveness towards Charlie is sweet and not overbearing and there is just the right amount of drama and angst that the story isn’t overwhelmed by it. All in all it was a pretty damn good read.
Published by - Loveswept a Random House imprint
Release Date - 9th December 2014
Pages - 276
My Rating - 2 Stars
Well…that happened!!! It was only after this book was finished that I realized all this craziness that just took place kinda only happened over a four week period. At the start, with the letters and stuff that went back and forth it was a lot longer, but the main, beefy part of the story…yep, like a month at the most.
A word of warning. A lot goes on, I mean a whole hell of a lot. It all just seems to pile on top of what’s already going on. So if you’re not big on over the top drama, then this book is probably not for you. But if you’re like me and like some angst in your story then you’ll enjoy it. Having said that, it brings me to the bits I really didn’t like…
Brooke. Yep, I could not stand her! She was a door mat who seems incapable of thinking for herself, up until a point, and then she completely flies to the other end of the spectrum. She drives me nuts and I wish that Charlotte had’ve slapped her…harder!!! She’s all over the place, kinda a bit stalkerish and seriously in need of a massive dose of reality. Her only saving grace was Shane.
Ahhhh Shane. He really is the star of the book, he’s the only reason I kept on reading, because there were several points when the overtly obvious plot for Neve and Mic’s book were dropped that I kinda just went - ENOUGH ALREADY!!! But, like the glutton for punishment that I am, I can’t wait for Neve and Mic’s book to be released so I can find out what happened while Mic was home on leave.
Published by - Loveswept a Random House Imprint
Release Date - 14th October 2014
Pages - 224
My Rating - 4 Stars
I was a little hesistant when I first picked this book up. I remember quite distinctly having the thought ‘here we go again.’ Hallelujah and all that though, cause this book was DIFFERENT!!! No, I’m not kidding you, this book finally did what all the others couldn’t and put it’s own spin on what so many authors are writing, and not only that, but Sawyer Bennett did it well.
The characters are funny, despite their pasts and twisted view on the world, Alex and Sutton show that it is possible to come out the otherside. It wasn’t all preachy preachy either, which so many of these books, in particular ones with a drug counsellor in them, can be.
The sport isn’t the be all and end all, there’s enough of it in there that a fan or even a newbie could appreciate. In all honesty it was hard to put the book down when real life interefered and things like dropping children off at school and going to the gym cropped up *mutters* real life interfering with fiction„,*shakes head* How dare it!!!
Alex was a quick, heart pumping read that had me hooked from the first chapter and the moment the epilogue had finished I wanted more. I’m glad that this will be a series, because I can’t wait to read the next book and find out what Garrett gets up to!!!
Published by - Ashley Simone (self-published)
Release Date - 17th April 2014
Pages - 63
My Rating - 4 Stars
So, despite hating that books coming in parts is now a ‘thing’, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one. Part one so far has introduced all the characters, had some sizzling chemistry a zinger of a sex scene that ends in tears and has posed a hell of a lot of questions that keep the reader interested and wanting to read the next part to find out what the hell is going on and who Zac ‘Smith’ really is. I’m currently kicking myself that I didn’t request Part 2 when I did Part 1 because I’m saying to find out what’s going on and if/how our delectable couple will end up with their happily ever after. So as soon as I’ve posted this review I’m going to be off to request or buy the rest of this story, cause curiosity may have killed the cat, but it’s just eating away at me!!!
Published by Kensington Books
Release Date - 15th September 2014
My Rating - 3 stars
I’m more than a little torn over this book. On the one hand it’s your usual great summer YA read, with all the things you’d expect - the good girl dealing with some kind of grief, the bad boy struggling with family issues…then two worlds collide. So yeah, that’s all good. Nope, the thing that has me the most conflicted over this book is Sienna’s feelings towards her Father. At times it was almost creepy for me, the way it was written was as though Sienna and her Father had a different kind of love than the paternal and it icked me out to say the least. I get that they had a bond, I get that they shared a lot and were close, but there was something about the way that it was written that just didn’t sit right with me. I think if it had’ve been done differently and not made as such a major focus, but rather something in the background that Sienna struggles with and needs to work through, then I probably would’ve given this book a much higher rating, but as someone who has lost her father, I can’t say that I sit there and have those kind of conversations in my head…definitely not THAT kind.