New Adult *Intended for mature audiences.
Baya Brighton is looking forward to her first year at Whitney Briggs University, new friends, dorm life, and finally being close to her brother again. Love is the last thing on the list, but when Baya meets her brother’s roommate she begins to have thoughts and feelings that make even her blush.
Bryson Edwards has a secret he prefers buried in the past and long forgotten. He prefers loose girls, fast cars, and long nights working at the string of bars his family owns. When his roommate’s sister shows up on the scene, she’s far too innocent and sweet for him but he can’t shake Baya out of his mind and worse, it looks like she’s seeping into his heart as well.
Baya seems determined to show her brother she’s not a little kid and equally determined to use Bryson’s body to prove her point. It’s been made pretty clear that Baya is off limits to Bryson but their undeniable sparks explode into a whole lot more than just a few 3:AM KISSES.
What I thought:
Let me star off with; I ADORE the cover!
I’ve read a lot of book about the innocent girl heading off to college with her mind set on change, and most of them have been really good and they all turn out completely different. 3:AM has a really good set up, but it’s so fixated on the sex Baya is not having it kinda overshadows the rest of story.
She meets Bryson and sparks fly, but when she realizes he’s the campus player and that she has the hot’s for him everything he say is a sexual innuendo in her head. The most common, innocent sentence has her head reeling with “What did he mean? Did he mean it literally or is there a hidden meaning? Does he get a boner by just looking at me as I do him?” I get that she wants to be viewed as something else than a 15 year old little sister but it gets down right ridiculous.
I almost DNF’ed it after I’ve read a quarter but Bryson and his past had me keep reading. He’s without a doubt the only thing that makes this book bearable. Well, he and Laney but she has such a small part she doesn’t make much of a difference. Bryson is a good character, not a phenomenal one but a good and all over likable one.
In the last half of the book when Baya starts looking for something else than for somebody to “defile her” out comes a pretty okay story. It’s a bit chopped up and it all happens very fast at the end but it’s actually not that bad.
About the author:
Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she’s not writing, she’s reading.
To reach Addison, contact her here through Goodreads or by any method below!
Riley has made a bargain with Heaven, and now they’ve come to collect.
Lucifer’s finest are ruling the streets and it seems that Armageddon might be even closer than Riley imagined. But with her soul and her heart in play it’s all she can do to keep herself alive, let alone save the world. Riley’s not afraid of kicking some major demon butt, but when it comes to a battle between Heaven and Hell, she might need a little help…
What I thought:
This is awesome!I know that, but somehow ditsy me forgot to review it right after I read it and now I can’t remember anything more than the big throw-down and heartbreaking end. It’s not that it’s not memorable but that’s just the way my brain works, I could read the most life changing book ever and still don’t remember more than a thing or two about it after a week.
If you’ve read my reviews of book one and book two just know that my feelings for this one are just the same. I LOVE it! Seriously, I’m scared of starting the last book because that means it will end. No more Riley, no more Beck, I’m gonna miss them! But that last book is going to be so totally awesome I think I might shrivel up and die if I don’t read it soon.
Sorry I don’t have more to say, just hear me on this: If you’re on the hunt for an amazing paranormal series, get started on the Demon Trappers!
About the author:
Jana Oliver is an American author. Her books cross many genres, including romance/fantasy and historical mystery. An Iowa native, she currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Her Time Rovers Series is published by Dragon Moon Press, a Canadian speculative fiction publisher, and in e-book form by Nevermore Press. The series has been nominated for fifteen awards and has won twelve, including ForeWord Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Book of the Year, the first time a science fiction novel has received that honor.
Her latest young adult series (The Demon Trappers) is published in the US by St. Martin’s Press (THE DEMON TRAPPER’S DAUGHTER, SOUL THIEF and FORGIVEN).The series is also published in the UK, Germany, France, Poland, Russia, Turkey and Brazil.
To reach Jana, contact her here through Goodreads or by any method below!
Stacking the Shelves is a feature run by Tynga’s Reviews , Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits, and Tea. Both acts as a weekly book haul and is a way to showcase what books you’ve obtained in the last week. Bought, borrowed or gifted, physical books or eBooks – it doesn’t matter. Show ‘em off!
I went a bit crazy on an Amazon sale spree. More Than This was seriously cheap (and still is, get it here) and so was Derailed (still is, get it here). I have loved some of Alyssa Rose Ivy’s previous work so this was a no-brainer.
I have just started up my Birthday through Birthday challenge and The Great Gatsby made it onto my lists of classics I’m going to read throughout the year, good thing it was on sale too (still is, get it here).
I read Clutch by J.A. Huss (below) a couple of years ago and I loved the story but the book was seriously confusing and in the need of edits. I found a new kindle edition free on Amazon and thought I’d give it a new chance. It’s still a tad bit confusing at times but the story is AMAZING! So I just had to get the second book, Fledge, which I finished between 1 am and 5 am when I had to be up again at 9 am, it’s that good. So then I just HAD to have the third book, Flight. The series is awesomesauce!
As I said, Clutch was free on Amazon (still is, get it here) so I thought I’d give it another chance (review will be up sometime soonish). Hyde sounds like it could be a good read, and it too was free (still is, get it here) so who am I to say no?
The last book in the Demon Trappers series, I am SO EXCITED! It’s an fantastic series and I don’t want it to end, but this is it, the very last book. Finished it as soon as I got home from the library, review will be up sometime in December.
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. This has in no was swayed my opinion or affected the contents of this review.
Twenty-three year old model Charley Whitlock built a quiet life for herself after disaster struck four years ago. She hides beneath her beautiful mask, never revealing her true self to the world… until she comes face-to-face with her new photographer — sexy, possessive Jude Anderson. It’s clear from the first time she meets him that she’s playing by his rules. He says jump, she asks how high. He tells her to unzip her cream Dior gown; she knows she has to comply. But what if she wants him to take charge outside of the studio as well?
Jude Anderson has a strict “no model” dating policy. But everything about Charley sets his body on fire.
When a tropical photo shoot in Hawaii forces the stubborn pair into sexually charged situations, their chemistry can no longer be ignored. They’ll have to decide if they’re willing to break their rules and leave the past behind or if they’ll stay consumed by their demons forever.
Will Jude persuade Charley to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires?
**Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.**
What I thought:
I just have to start with: This cover is absolutely stunning! And it fit’s the book unbelievable well for reasons known only to those who read it.
When I received my copy of Behind His Lens I was over the moon, and then I was just going to add it to my kindle library. And then I was just going to read the first chapter. And then it was over before I knew what hit me. And it left me wishing for so much more, I don’t think I could ever get my fill of Jude. What I wouldn’t do to be apart of Naomi, Bennett, Jude and Charley’s world. (Have I mentioned that Charlie is without a doubt my favorite name for a girl? I’m going to have to change that to Charley!)
You will be fanning yourself over Jude’s take-charge personality and panty-melting ways but it comes with a great story and even better character development.
Charley doesn’t get swept up in the glamour and glitz of modelling but values her privacy and keeps it real. She is good at what she does and channels her inner seductress when a shoot calls for it, even if that damn photographer unnerves her. Shes got a great laugh and a sharp tongue but she’s got some big demons lurking in the shadows and they come out to play at the worst times. You love that girl who gives as good as she gets and you feel with the damaged part of her.
Jude’s got a bit of a past of his own and his experiences changed him. He sees Charley for what she is and refuses to back down when she slams up her walls. He’s so incredibly strong with the biggest heart you can imagine. And he’s hot. Yeah, that too. I’d have one hand permanently attached to his dark, unruly hair and one one his face and that two day stubble of his.
Behind his lens is a great love story but it’s also a story about coming to terms with your past and not crumble under the weight of it. It’s about helping each other cope and finding love again when you were so sure that you were broken for life. It’s about learning to trust again after being betrayed in the most shattering way. And Jude, it’s about Jude, let’s not forget Jude. I’m just a little bit smitten by the manly-man with freckles.
About the author:
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, metaphors and similes, black labs, and cold weather.
To reach R.S, contact her here through Goodreads or by any method below!
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…
What I thought:
Rachel hooks you within the first pages. She hooks you straight through the heart and you can’t put the book down, afraid that your heart can’t handle it and will break.
I absolutely loved the first book in the series and just having finished and loved another one of Rachel’s books days before I read Elect I had ginormous expectations. And it delivered above and beyond.
The constant twist and turns never give you a chance to settle down from the last one and you are constantly thinking “Wow, did that just happen?”. The plot never goes where you expect it to but it’s awesome!
I have generally had enough of love triangles in YA and NA and avoid them like the plague but Rachel does it so very well and she just kept breaking my heart. Because I love both guys! You get to spend the entire book inside Nixon and Chance’s heads, so of course you’ll fall in love with them. They’re so different and yet so.. so.. amazing make me sound like a love sick teenager, perfect is too over the top and awesome make them sound like a rock band. They’re just the ultimate book boyfriends. I seriously have no idea what I would have done in Tracey’s place and I’m so happy I’m not her. Well, she’s the daughter of a mobster and all that so I probably wouldn’t wanna be her anyway.
Nixon and Chase are bot great characters but I miss spending time inside Tracey’s head, mostly because I miss Monroe. She was a big part of Elite and she has stepped back in Elect, as she should, but I still miss her. She’s my kinda girl and miss her wit and hot head. But hopefully we’ll get more of her in the books to come.
This book will have you crying, laughing and chock the heck out of you. It’s a phenomenal love story in a setting you’ve never seen before!
About the author:
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers!
To reach Rachel, contact her here through Goodreads or by any method below!
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
I stumbled upon Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge by chance a couple of weeks ago and it sounds like a really good fantasy. Can’t wait!
Title: Cruel Beauty
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Release date: January 28th, 2014
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Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.
Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.
Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.
With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.
But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.
As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex’s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.
Nurrin has lived her entire life with zombies—trapped behind walls meant to keep them safe. She’s mostly happy there. But when a zombie horde breach the walls of her Haven, she has to trust her brother, Collin, and his best friend to keep her alive.
He just wants his past to die…
Finn O’Malley has given up on voicing warnings that are ignored. No one cares that the zombies are changing. Now all that matters is keeping Collin and Nurrin safe from what’s outside the walls of a Haven. But when Nurrin’s best friend picks up a contact infection, he agrees to get the medicine needed to save his life. Forced together, relying on each other in a strange Haven, zombies aren’t the most dangerous thing they’re facing.
In their world, only one thing remains true: everything ends in blood.
Nazarea put together her dream cast for the The World Without a Future characters and I’m excited to read the book just by looking at them!
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About the author:
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.
To reach Nazarea, contact her through Goodreads or by any method below!
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