Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hated

Book Review of Hated (Hearts of Stone Series)



Title:Hated


Series: Hearts Of Stone Series


Author: Christine Manzari


Date Published:   September 18th 2017


Date Read:   September 18th 2017


The Blurb:

Frankie DiGorgio has returned home for the summer to fix up and sell the home she grew up in. But when Frankie discovers Austin Stone is also back home and right next door, her summer suddenly seems more exciting than the motocross tracks she races on.


Four years ago, Austin was her best friend. Her first love. The only boy who saw more than just her rough edges.

But Austin left Frankie behind to perform in Las Vegas with his brother Dallas after winning Rising Stars. And Frankie didn’t wait around for him. Instead, she disappeared with no explanation and she hasn’t spoken to Austin since then.

Austin hates Frankie now.

Unfortunately, they’re next door neighbors again and Frankie and Austin can’t avoid each other anymore. With little more than bitterness, heartbreak, and secrets between them, they soon find themselves reverting to their childhood habits—prank wars. As Frankie and Austin’s past is put back together and old feelings resurface, they discover it’s a fine line between love and hate.

And the secrets Frankie has kept could cross the line right into hate.


My Review




                   3.5 Prank Wars Stars



Hated the 3rd book in the Hearts of Stone series and can be read as a stand alone as I didn't read any of the other books and I followed it just fine. I haven't read any books by Christine Manzari and I enjoyed her writing style. I love the friends to lovers, and second chance tropes and I got plenty of that in this book. I really liked both Frankie and Austin. I thought they made a cute couple. They were both a little immature at times but since they are young adults it could be overlooked. I laughed so hard at their prank wars. I felt like the author gave us readers a good build up to Frankie and Austin relationship including their backstory. I only had two little problems with this book were the secret that Frankie kept from Austin for so long and Austin's mom. Though the secret and Frankie's age were understandable I hate when there is a secret in a book that last almost the whole book. If Frankie had been up front sooner in the book I would have enjoyed it more. I hated Austin's mom. I mean I hated her guts, and I felt she needed to be punished for being a horrible human being. I needed some karmic payback! Still this was an enjoyable read.




Monday, September 11, 2017

Deceiving Lies

Book Review of Deceiving Lies (Forgiving Lies Series)



Title: Deceiving Lies


Series: Forgiving Lies Series


Author: Molly McAdams


Date Published:  March 4th 2014


Date Read:  August 18, 2015  


The Blurb:


Rachel is supposed to be planning her wedding to Kash, the love of her life. After the crazy year they've had, she's ready to settle down and live a completely normal life. Well, as normal as it can be. But there's something else waiting—something threatening to tear them apart.


Kash is ready for it all with Rach. Especially if all includes having a football team of babies with his future wife. With his line of work, he knows how short life can be, and doesn't want to waste another minute of theirs. But now his past as an undercover narcotics agent has come back to haunt him ... and it's the girl he loves who's caught in the middle.

Trent Cruz's orders are clear: take the girl. But there's something about this girl that has him changing the rules and playing a dangerous game to keep her safe. When his time as Rachel's protector runs out, he will turn his back on the only life he's known, and risk everything, if it means getting her out alive.
 


My Review




4.5 Logan Kash Ryan, you’re still my hero Stars 





*Spoilers Below I don't think I can 

write a review on this book without 

them but I will try not to give too many 

away*

“I want to take care of you, I want to protect you, I want to love you, and I want to fight with you for the rest of my life.”


I going to start this review by saying that I was a little worried about reading this book. After reading some of the other reviews and the cliffhanger from book one I knew this book would have me all over the place. I was worried I would be mad at Rachel over bonding with Trent and I read in a few reviews that she kisses Trent. I don't do cheating in books it drives me crazy and I don't really get into love triangles, so after reading some reviews I was thinking this was going to be a bad one for me , but It wasn't. 

“No. What I need is my girl back. I told you before, I’d do anything to get her back.”


“You are what makes me happy. I can’t live a life that you’re not in, Kash. I’ve already tried it once before, it didn’t work.”

I really loved this book. I am kinda shocked at how much I really liked it. This book has some darker aspects. Rachel is kidnapped and held hostage for a little over a month by a gang that Kash and Mason busted over a year ago. But it is no where close to as dark as I thought it would be. That is because Trent, the one who took her, protects her from other members of the gang. Rachel is terrified and doesn't know why she has been kidnapped. She is confused by the man that took her because he seems to be protecting her and is being nice to her. Here is where I thought I would start getting mad, but it was written so well I could totally understand Rachel's feelings. She didn't love Trent she just felt a friendship for him and appreciation for him keeping her safe. Yes there are two kisses between them but the first one he kissed her and she was just shocked but didn't kiss back. The second one she thought they were going to die and it was more of a goodbye kiss to me; although, I really wish there hadn't been any kisses it didn't bother me to bad. I actually liked Trent a lot. I hope he gets his own book. He is a really good guy that is in a situation he couldn't get out of and I really felt for him. 

“I hate that after finally knowing you’re safe from those men, you’re going to be leaving me. But I’ve only ever viewed you as a friend, and protector. I’m sorry.” “I know. I knew even when I kissed you that your heart belonged to him. I’ve never loved anyone until I met you, Rachel, and I don’t think I’ll ever get over you.”


“There are still times when I stop dead in my tracks when I see you, and wonder how you’re mine. You’re beautiful, and your fire for life, and strength after everything you’ve been through, amazes me. So if anyone leaves the other speechless, it’s you.”

As much as I loved Rachel and I really do love her and as much as I liked trent, Kash was the star of the book for me. OMG do I love that man!! My heart broke for him. He was tortured over the fact that Rachel has been taken. He was losing his mind over the pain of what he thought was happening to her. Kash felt like he failed to protect her and that it was all his fault. Kash was so damn sexy in this book the way he goes all dark and rogue . Kash will do whatever it takes to bring his woman home and him going all bad boy had me hott! 

“So you see”—I said darkly and leaned close—“you played this game with me, took what’s mine, and tried to ruin my life. I can’t be positive, but I’m pretty sure I just won. And now I’ve started my own game . . . now I’ve taken what’s yours. Only difference between your game and mine is, you’ll never get yours back.”

When he does get her back it is a long slow road to healing, but a sweet and loving road. I love Kash and Rachel as a couple. I am glad for the outcome that Trent gets too. The epilogue in this book and their HEA was so damn good I was squealing, swooning and doing a silly clap happy dance. 

“There’s my fiery girl. You’re such a cute little monster when you wake up.” “I will cut you.” “I said cute.” “I hate you.”



This book is suspenseful, dark, and full of emotion . I will for sure read more books from Molly McAdams. I hope She writes a book for Mason and Trent! Below I leave my favorite moment from this book:

He dropped to his knees on the floor and pressed his head against my stomach, his hands gripping my back as he cried into my lap. “I’ve come too close to losing you too many times,” he forced out. “I will do anything to keep you by my side for the rest of my life.” Looking up at me, I felt helpless staring back at his broken expression. “Knowing that you even had to consider me moving on with someone else because you might die, kills me. I hate that you went through that, and I hate that you prepared yourself for that.” “Okay, but I’m—” My voice gave out and I had to clear my throat. “I’m here, we’re together.” “I’m not letting you go, Rachel, for anything. It’s you and me. Always, got it?”





Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Forgiving Lies

Book Review of Forgiving Lies (Forgiving Lies Series)



Title: Forgiving Lies


Series: Forgiving Lies Series


Author: Molly McAdams


Date Published: October 29th 2013


Date Read:  August 17, 2015  


The Blurb:

A matter of secrets...

Undercover cop Logan "Kash" Ryan can't afford a distraction like his new neighbor Rachel Masters, even if she's the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. To catch a serial killer, he needs to stay focused, yet all he can think about is the feisty, long-legged coed whose guarded nature intrigues him

A matter of lies...
Deceived and hurt before, Rachel would rather be a single, crazy cat lady than trust another guy, especially a gorgeous, tattooed bad boy with a Harley, like Kash. But when his liquid-steel eyes meet hers, it takes all of Rachel's will-power to stop herself from exploring his hot body with her own.

A matter of love...
As much as they try to keep it platonic, the friction between them sparks an irresistible heat that soon consumes them. Can Kash keep Rachel's heart and her life safe even as he risks his own? Will she be able to forgive his lies ... or will she run when she discovers the dangerous truth?


My Review




       4 Pancakes and green Sour Patch Kids Stars


*Spoilers*




“You’re like Sour Patch Kids candy.”  “What the hell?”   “Sour . . . then sweet.”

* Warning the heroine is raped in this book and there are some details* 

Forgiving Lies is my first Molly McAdams book and It was awesome. I really like her writing style and the book flowed nicely. I was never bored and this story wrung every emotion possible out of me. I was all over the place emotionally. One minute I was laughing, then I was shouting "AH HELL TO THE NO!!", swooning, and then tearing up. 

“I’m done playing this game, Kash. I’m done hiding.”

What this book is about

Undercover cop Logan (Kash) Ryan knew when he met his beautiful neighbor Rachel Masters that she was hiding something. He knew that no matter how much he liked her he couldn't tell her who he really is. He also knew he wanted to tear down all the walls around her heart that kept him out. He wanted to know all her secrets. What Kash didn't know is how much he would fall in love with her. When Rachel finds out all the things Kash is hiding from her will he lose her forever?

Kash:

“You need to know that you’re special to me. I meant every single word I sang to you tonight and I will never regret that kiss.”



OMG I love Kash. He is so sweet, protective, playful, and very loving. He is a total sexy (undercover) bad boy with a good heart. He always seems to know what Rachel needs and is very supportive. He earned her trust and got her to open up to him. I love how he plays with her all the time like a big child. He takes things slowly going at her pace and makes her feel safe. Kash is all kinds of yummy. 

“Then tell me! Don’t throw your shield at me. I told you, no shields with us, if something is wrong, I want you to tell me. I can’t help you through whatever is going on if you shut me out.”

“Tell me what’s going on with us, what you’re wanting, because I—Rachel, if we do this . . . I’m all in. I want all of you . . . need all of you. I won’t do what Candice and Mason are doing. If that’s what you want, I’m sorry, but I can’t give that to you.”


Rachel:

“You’re such a child, Kash!” Flipping on the light, I blinked against the brightness before focusing on the mirror. A loud gasp filled the small room. “Logan Kash Hendricks! What did you do?”

I also love Rachel. I felt she was very strong. She didn't have no one til Kash(because her best friend isn't there for her), and she has had some really bad things happen to her, but she didn't let it turn her bitter. She has a smart mouth, but she is still generally nice and respectful. She has a very playful, goofy sense of humor. The things that came out of her mouth had me laughin so hard because I, myself, am always threatening to cut or end someone. The only thing I wish Rachel would have done different in this book would be to stand up to her bff Candice and tell her to kiss ass! 

“I am going to gut you, you freakin’ asshole! Seven in the damn morning, what the hell is wrong with you?! Put me down—ugh! Easy, this shit hurts. You have really bony shoulders, has anyone ever told you that?” She gasped when I turned the shower water on. “Put me down right now, Logan Hendricks, or I swear to all that is holy you will regret the day you moved in across from me and almost took my Jeep door off!” “No can do, my little Sour Patch.” Thank God I was still only in my workout shorts. Kicking off my running shoes, I stepped into the large tub and winced when she shrieked. “You evil bastard, let me go!” “You sure have a mouth on you when you wake up.” “I will murder you!”


“I told you that first night we were together that you made me feel like I was in love and terrified at the same time. And that’s still true. I’m terrified at the depth of my feelings for you. I’m terrified of how easily you can hurt me. And I’m terrified of living the rest of my life without you. I physically moved on with my life, but a part of me died each day I was away from you.”



I really enjoyed the depth of their relationship. You get to read their journey from friends to lovers. It made them feel more real to me and had me invested. They are a very cute and fun couple with a ton of sexy chemistry. This book would have been a 5 star read for me, but for Rachel's bff Candice! GOD I hated the hell outta her. She didn't believe her best friend she wasn't supportive or even nice. She was the Worst Friend I have ever read about!!!! Oh at the end she is sorry well it wasn't enough to redeem herself in my eyes. I wanted to slap the shit outta her so many times. Mason I loved. I really hope he gets his own book. Blake was creepy as hell. This book was fast pace and full of suspense. Great read but the epilogue/ cliffhanger was OMG. 

Below I will leave my favorite moment from this book:

“Why can’t you just admit you’re attracted to me, Rachel?” I asked into her ear as I pressed my body against hers. She swallowed audibly and shook her head as if to clear her mind before speaking. “Because I’m not? I’m not attracted to guys who look like they’re Photoshopped and who have bigger chests than most girls I know.” I couldn’t help it. I laughed loudly and had to pull back slightly when the movement and being pressed up against her made my jeans shrink a size. “Liar.” Even if her voice hadn’t gone all breathy, I still hadn’t forgotten her blush. “And I really hate your tattoos.” “No you don’t.” “And your lip ring and your eyes. And your hair, it drives me nuts. You really need to cut it. Or better yet, one morning you’ll wake up and I will have shaved it off while you slept.”



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Chasing a Legend

Book Review of Chasing a Legend (Kavanagh Legends Series)



Title: Chasing a Legend


Series: Kavanagh Legends Series


Author:Sarah Robinson 


Date Published:  August 22nd 2017


Date Read:  August 21, 2017 


The Blurb:

A topnotch manager and agent, Quinn Kavanagh pictures a life outside of his family’s renowned MMA gym. Beneath his sleek exterior, Quinn has a secret passion for sculpting. But after a nearly fatal motorcycle accident, he’s struggling just to walk again, let alone get back to the studio—and it doesn’t help that the doctor in charge of his physical therapy is his childhood crush. Quinn’s always ready for a fight, but the bittersweet sting of unrequited love has him begging for mercy.


Dr. Kiera Finley is determined to make her medical residency a success. Six years ago, she gave in and shared a single passionate night with Quinn. Now she’s just hoping the cocky lover from her past doesn’t derail her plans for the future. Little by little, though, Kiera gets to know another side of Quinn. She knew he was a family man, devoted to his parents and brothers, but he’s also a free spirit trapped in a cage—and only she has the key. To heal both Quinn’s body and soul, Kiera’s tempted to give him a special kind of medicine.

With their own heartwarming HEAs, Sarah Robinson’s Kavanagh Legends novels can be read together or separately:
BREAKING A LEGEND
SAVING A LEGEND
BECOMING A LEGEND
CHASING A LEGEND


My Review



5 Yay it's finally Quinn's book Stars



So I have read every book in this series so far. Since book one I have been longing for Quinn's book, and now having finished his story I find myself sitting here hugging my kindle going awe Quinn! I just loved tattooed, bike riding, bad boy Quinn so much. This book was so good I am just floating on a cloud of happy feels. It was everything I hoped for and more. 



Quinn was just so yummy. He was smart, strong, protective, and had a goofy playful side. He was so loyal to his family. Dependable, holding his family and their business together. I also loved that he had an artistic side. There was just so much to Quinn's personality. Kiera was iffy for me at first. I love Quinn so much that when I found out that she hurt my Quinny I kinda wanted to punch her in the face. But then I found out she didn't know she hurt him so I warmed up to her. I liked that Kiera was so outgoing. She was smart, sweet, and she not only believed in herself but she believed in Quinn. 




I love friends to lovers books, so to find out that Kiera and Quinn have been friends since they were little kids and that Quinn has been in love with her the whole time just made my day. Their back story was so sweet. They had some smoking hot passion. One of the things I love the most about this book, besides Quinn, is the Kavanagh family. Through this series I have fell in love with the whole, huge, loud, nosy, loving, bad ass family. They all hold a special place in my heart and I love reading about them. The HEA was great and made me smile so big. I loved this book and I can't wait for the next book (Jimmy?) in this series.




Sunday, August 20, 2017

Freebies

Hi everyone,
I know I haven't really been on my blog a lot in the last month.  My Aunt Debbie became sick and was put on hospice. Before my son was born with health issues, and I became a stay at home mom, I worked 9 years as a CNA,   So when my aunt's health went down hill I helped take of her and slept at the nursing home and this went on until she passed away 3 weeks later.  So I am just now getting caught up with everything.  I want to say thank you to everyone that sent well wishes and prayers to my family, my aunt and me on Goodreads and Facebook.   So for my first blog post back I am doing to do an Amazon freebie, I haven't did in a long time!


I do all the work and you enjoy the great free reads 😀😀





























You never know how long they will be free so 



get em while the gettin' is good and enjoy!!