Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My Review : Significance by Shelly Crane

Significance (Significance, #1)  
From Goodreads: 

     Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. She was smart and on track, but then her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating - barely - and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football scholarship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has.
    Then she saves the life of Caleb and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally.
They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she's ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive.
Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb's enemies know he's imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him.

     Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another?

                               My thoughts:

    Hmmm.. Imprinting.  The first that came into my mind is.. You guess it right! Twilight! Yes, first part of the book has the "Twilight feel" in it. Only this time, our heroine, Maggie got to save  Caleb from getting crush by a truck! ( instead of Edward saving Bella! ) *trying hard not to roll my eyes!  The result? Instant imprinting. Yes, Caleb imprinted Maggie and became his Significant. Apparently, Caleb is not human and came from a family of Aces and they need to imprint to ascend and gain their abilities. So, I was still thinking... What kind of paranormal creatures  are they? Not a vampire ( no sparkles! Thank goodness!) and not a werewolf either?! ( no shifting! What a relief! -- which means no display of abs and pecs? Bummer! LOL ) See? I don't hate twilight. And I'm in nobody's team! I'm team Ja-ward! (Jacob and Edward! ) Okay.. I just made that up! Oh my! I got distracted !  ( Like a Minion  to his banana?! ) Banana! Banana! Haha.

   Well, the truth is I easily got distracted for most part of the book. The story is slow paced and the explanation about this imprinting took a few chapters. Maybe, I'd be more interested if I had no idea about it. The characters are really good though. Both Caleb and Maggie are very likable . Caleb is all protective and sweet over Maggie. I love Maggie ...though she acts naive sometimes but I totally understand her.And who wouldn't freak out when suddenly your almost ordinary life begun to change drastically?! Like you became the Significant / Soul mate of someone "not Human" ---An Ace?!

    Soul mates may sound romantic ...but she  is still seventeen?!A little too young for that ... why start with cutie puppy love for starters?  We are not talking about the regular soul mate-thing here, this is Significant-Soul mate to the extreme! Imagine, you can't bear to be separated , like literally? Yes, like you get super ill ...and experience excruciating pain  without your other half? Plus you can feel his heartbeat like it's yours? ( I kinda love this one! --now this I'll call romantic! ) And.... you can actually see  and read each other's thoughts and feelings ?!  Like mental telepathy but you can also playback any scene you want your Significant to see! Super cool indeed!

   And the super coolness doesn't end  there, when they ascend they will acquire much abilities too! Quite exciting huh? Caleb's family, the Johansons  are thrilled , they been waiting for these to happen...and they loved Maggie ! But well, not everyone are thrilled . Apparently , their rival clan, the Watsons are quite  belligerent about this and would do anything to stop the ascension from happening! So, the action begins when Maggie becomes the main target!  And Poor Maggie, was caught between the long time feud between these clans. Maggie is in danger. Even in her dreams , Markus , the super villain could enter and cause her harm! So, Caleb have to sneak in her room at night to sleep with her... uhmm, I mean sleep beside her to keep safe . Sounds scandalous for a sixteen year old and nineteen year old boy? But not!  Caleb was a total gentleman! Never ever took advantage of the "favorable" situation they are in!  Except for a kiss or two?! And Caleb's kisses are the swoony ones! Awwwwww! I want those kisses too!!!
    Though the story is a little slow paced at the beginning, the middle part is action filled. I can even feel my heartbeat beating a little faster like Maggie when she tries to escape from her captors! And I was screaming for Caleb in my head! Uh-oh?  I got mental telepathy too? I wish! --- I guess, I got a little carried away?! Hehe..  It was really good! And it's is one of my favorite scenes! Maggie was so brave to face such an ordeal. My admiration for Maggie leveled up! 

     The ending is a cliffy but in a good kind of cliffy. It was something that left me a little giddy and smiley. I'll give you a little scenario, it has something to do with Caleb and Maggie alone ( well almost!) somewhere in a beautiful Californian beach ! Oh yeah, now you get the picture why I'm dying to know what will happen next!  Maybe a little bit of this ...

And this... 

Plus this...

      All definitely spells S-W-O-O-N-Y!!!  ( Dreamy sigh! )
                                       My Playlist:
"Smother me" by The Used  http://youtu.be/j9i35d9R5YA

              I'm giving this book : 
          3 magical , sweetest  stars! 

Friday, July 26, 2013

My Review : Faking It by Cora Carmack

Faking It (Losing It, #2)    
From Goodreads:

Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.

                           My Thoughts:

    After reading Losing it, I'm officially a fan of Cora Carmack! And now reading its sequel, Faking it, I was expecting it to be as great as the first book. I can say that I have never been disappointed because this one exceeded my expectations!
    My heart goes for the sweet Cade who's been friend-zoned  by Bliss on Losing it. I really , really wanted him to have his "Happily Ever After". I was beautifully surprised when I read book 2 and found out that this one's about Cade! My gosh! If Garrick from Losing it is swoony... then Cade is swoonier?! Is that even a word?! Well, it is now a word, and I'm making it exclusively for Cade!

   Cade..Cade... there's so much  things to love about you! Forget the almond , beautiful eyes... the thick lashes.. the dimples?!  Gosh! So much to fangirl about! He is a total gentleman, a mom hugger?! ( Tell you about that later! ) ...and he's like a knight in shinning armor?! Of course , helping damsels in distress! ( me! me! I volunteer! haha.) And who's the lucky damsel in distress? Well, that's  the tricky part...

   Mckenzie or Max is uhmmm... not your typical damsel in distress. Okay, she is clearly in distress when her parents is about impromptu visit her? So, looks like it's no big deal? But it is ! When she lied about almost everything... like having a decent boyfriend that she met in the library?! ( when clearly she has this douche-chy bf from her band?!)  It's capital "T" for trouble! So, I don't have to tell you who's to the rescue? Of course it's from the ever nice..ever reliable Cade! ( who happens to be a stranger she just saw at the cafe!)
Yes! She just asked a stranger to be her pretend boyfriend ! It is awkward! But then  Max is desperate! And Cade, my sweet, sweet Cade .. as expected cannot say NO! Plus, there's something about Max that fascinated him. Could it be the red hair , the full lips or the leaves in branches tattoo that begins from her neck going down ? Clearly, Cade was looking at it , discreetly?! ( Haha! Always the gentleman?! )

   Who is this  Mckenzie / Max that captured Cade's full attention? As I have said, she is not our typical damsel. Imagine this, red colored hair, tattoos, body piercings ...raging   bitch ( as she calls herself! ) ... and Angry girl  ( Cade's personal nickname for her! ) I was like, has the world gone mad?! These two are the complete opposite! Like night and day... black and white?! ....Hmmm.. but what did they say? Opposite attracts?  Golden boy meets Angry girl.  Preppy guy meets Rocker chick. It was pretty interesting!

   When Max's parents met Cade... they adore him! Specially the Mom ! Here comes the mom-hugger Cade! ( Does he come with a " 100% mom-approved seal" too? ) Plus he is witty , respectful ... gosh ! Is he for real?? He's just perfect..perfect!
   But of course, everything is just a pretend! But then as I watched these two.. it was undeniable that they felt something. Like they wish it was true? And there's no way they can fake it! *swoon! Well, I want it to be REAL when it comes to Cade! Can I keep him... pretty pretty please???

    I love the witty and funny banters and the "I'd-kill-you-later" look between Cade and Max. It was funny and really adorable. And they took this role playing to a notch! Well, Cade can really do that because he's an aspiring actor, right?  But then, is this still an act?  Hmmm.. Well, he's clearly into this feisty red-haired chick! But Max has a  sort -of- boyfriend!  Now that's a problem. What's with these unavailable chicks anyway? First it's Bliss now Max? Poor Cade. ( Choose me! Choose me! and I'll gladly take Max or Bliss' place anytime! Hah! )

“This whole thing was a game. She wasn’t my girlfriend, even if her parents did love me. Especially because her parents loved me. I’d never dated a girl like her, and she’d probably never dated a guy like me. But sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until it’s already knocked you flat on your back. And what was the point in living if I was only going to travel the same roads again and again?” -Cade

“Despite how much he scared me, I felt comfortable with him. It was complicated. Looking at him, I knew this wasn’t the kind of fear that sent you running for the hills. It was the kind of fear that made people jump off cliffs and climb mountains—the kind of fear that told you something miraculous was waiting at the end of it, if you could only get there.”- Max

    The chemistry between them is undeniable. One of my fave moments was when Max asked Cade to go dancing. My! It was sizzling hot! And Cade can totally bust a sexy dance move! Gosh! Is there anything  our Golden boy can't do?! * fanning myself!  But there's always something holding them back. And between the two of them, I think Max carries the heavier baggage. She kept many things... the guilt, the fear , the insecurities... and even how she really feels for Cade.  So, she pretends that she doesn't care...And built this protective wall around her. So, what did Cade do?  Instead of letting  go...He's still there for her!  And even pushed her to open up... and be herself ... the self she really wants to be  not the Mckenzie her parents wanted her to be. She is Max perfectly imperfect.  I think I've fallen hard for  Cade even more!

      The ending was perfect! Cade got his "happily ever after". Mission accomplished!  Now, I can see myself sporting a satisfied smile!  Cade and Max's story taught  me when to hold on and when to let go. It means letting  go of things you can't change but holding on to what's worth fighting for. 

    “There are some things that are worth fighting for, no matter the outcome, and you are one of them.” - Cade

“I’ll remind you every day how amazing it feels when your body touches mine. I’ll remind you of the good times, and help you forget the bad. I’ll remind you who you are when life has beaten you down and made you doubt it. I’ll bust down your door in the middle of the night and kiss you until you remember that your fears are just that, and they can’t control you. I’ll take my chances against your fickle heart if it means it’s mine.” - Cade

                      My Playlist:

"I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz   http://youtu.be/EkHTsc9PU2A

"Perfect" by Pink  http://youtu.be/ocDlOD1Hw9k


            I'm giving this book :
         4 swoon-tastic sweetest stars!



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

My Review: Frigid by J. Lynn

Frigid (Frigid, #1)
From Goodreads:

For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love. 

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have. 

But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

                              My Thoughts:

     All throughout Sydney's life she  been  secretly loving his playboy bestfriend Kyler.  Like she been saving herself and hoping that Kyler see her in a different light one day. But look at Kyler?  Jumping from girl to another girl like it's the most natural thing in the world?! Clearly spells Man-whore to me?! Ugh. Okay, okay Kyler is drop-your-panties hot gorgeous. No further dispute about that. But he seems to project a douche-chy  persona?! And just imagine, Syd endured all of these?! Witnessing how he lures the entire female population... BUT NEVER  her!!  ...Sydney, girl, I think you've  been FRIEND-ZONED big time! Tsk. tsk.

“No one could replace me in his life. I knew that. I was the friend who knew everything about him and whom he trusted above everyone else.
I was Kyler’s best friend.
And because of that, he would never love me the way I loved him.”

“It had to stay that way, because I knew that, if Kyler discovered how I truly felt, our friendship would be over in a heartbeat.”

    I feel sorry for Syd... it must really be hard to be in her shoes.  But, Hey! Kyler?! Why this friendzone?! Look at Sydney... she is sweet, naive at times  ...and the only person who can understand you!   
    Sure, Kyler is always there for her and most of the time becoming the overprotective big brother?! Like no guys can go near Syd?! Yet he can bang any girl within his radius?!  Ugh! Phuuuuuleeeezzz!   This is so not helping! And  it cost me, a few frowns and  grunts with my hands up on air  like, I surrender! This is hopeless! 

   So, why Kyler? I want to ask him.. really?! Apparently,  he puts Sydney way above the pedestal. That's right, for him Sydney is the "Hands off --Off-limits" to the likes of him.  Yes, I'm sure he is aware of his "douche-bag-ness"?  ( Go figure! *rolls my eyes!)  Arrrrrgh! I'm soooo done with this "I can't have you-your'e too good for me drama" ?!

     So, back to the story as I try ( very hard! ) not to roll my eyes. (again! ) On their way to their ski trip, a snow storm came ( perfect timing! ) ...and yes, Kyler and Sydney are trapped  at  Kyler's family ski resort... alone ..just the two of them! The lion and the gazelle  together-together in the middle of a super snow storm?! Will the lion devour the gazelle or will the gazelle wait  and make the ultimate sacrifice ...herself? Hmmmm... now this becomes pretty interesting!

     Left stranded ...together they are confronted with what they really feel..what was long buried, the desire suddenly unleashed! And boy!  when it finally happened, it was Hot hot hot ! Like they don't need a freaking fireplace! J. Lynn can surely write a steamy scene that can make global warming come  a little earlier! Hah! And Kyler, has the perfect "moves" that can make even a frigid girl melt her butter! LOL.  I love when Kyler "educate" Syd in the most delicious way. Now, I'm fanning myself...vigorously!!  And not only Kyler knows how to move the moves... talk the talks.. but he really showed Syd that she was not just another one-night-stands. The dancing...Slow, slow kisses...Kyler playing his guitar for me ?!  Yeah! Keep on dreaming  I told myself! ---> This , I've been imagining the whole time!  Awwww! Can I swoon and drool at the same time ? 

      Hmmmm.. Sounds like a happy ending? Well, not this soon ! And never this easy! As Kyler  attracts women... considering his wild..uhmm, carefree past...trouble comes around. And again, there's the evil  jealousy lurking around. With both their insecurities... Syd's not trusting Kyler and Kyler's "I don't deserved Sydney" ?! Oh boy, here we go again! (Rolls my eyes!)  
    The ending is good.  Though , it did not wowed me that much,  but still it has the happily ever after that's good enough to make me swoon ... plus I love J. Lynn!  ( so, I'm a little biased?! LOL.) 

“I’ve loved you my entire life,” he said, eyes locked on mine. “And I would love you for the rest of my life if you’d let me, Syd.”

    Overall, it was a  sweet romance with a lot of funny moments  and do I have to mention ( again! ) a lot of steamy moments  which I immensely enjoyed. If  you want to read something about friendzone turned  into "steamy-zone" with just enough awkwardness ...a few eye rolling ... and drooling?! ( I'm referring to Kyler's  abs!  RAWR! ) --- go grab this book !  

                  My Playlist:

"Tonight" by John Legend ft. Ludacris http://youtu.be/iXvy8ZeCs5M


"Climax" by Usher http://youtu.be/nNTyfVh3nmU

           I'm giving this book:

           3 Delicious Sweet Icy stars! 



Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Review : Addicted to you by Krista Richie and Becca Richie

Addicted to You (Addicted, #1)                                
From Goodreads:

No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But when they go on a family boat trip, surrounded by open seas and limited male bodies in sight, Lily’s confronted with a big fear. Only one guy onboard can fill her addiction, and she’s sworn off going there with Loren Hale ever again.

Now the only person who can truly help her can barely help himself. 

**This is a New Adult book recommended for readers 18 and up**

                               My Thoughts:

       I read books talking about a specific  ( single )addiction  but never with two different addictions ... Moreover, when two addicted individuals decides to be together. This book really caught my attention. ( Plus the beautiful cover! )

     Loren ( Lo ) Hale and Lily Calloway   looks that they have it all. Both born Rich..very rich! And they're in a relationship both of their parents approved and even encourage.. to the point of ...letting them lived together! While still in college?! I was thinking, how many parents would do that?!  *shooks my head?!  But then... all of these, is just a show. Loren and Lily are living together... but not really the "together-together" that we have in mind. Both of them harboring their darkest secrets.. 
    Lily is a sex addict. She wants to feel the high and thrill while screwing different guys and feels the need to watch porno every time. Even in her class! ( just imagine?!)  She is really screwed up! And this, she keeps  from her family like a dirty little secret! 

“I wasn’t just another promiscuous girl in school. I didn’t just have sex for fun or because it made me feel empowered. I liked the high, the rush, and how it seemed to fill an emptiness that kept growing inside of me.”

     Lo also has his secret. He practically lives on alcohol! Loren can't function without it...he refused to be sober... Drinking into oblivion! Lily does't mind  and never even speaks or questions him about it. It's a perfect arrangement of "me-never-minding-your-business"?!  Which perfectly works for both of them. 

“I don’t talk to Lo about feelings. About how it makes him feel to watch me bring home a different guy every night. And he doesn't ask me how it feels to watch him drown into oblivion. He stifles his judgment and I withhold mine, but our silence draws tension between us, inescapable”

    Lo grew up into a domineering Dad who always expects more from him. He grew up afraid of him and thus, their "distant" relationship. I understand Lo's tendency towards alcohol. It's his escape from reality he can't deal. He thought the booze can make him forget . With, Lily's case, I can't really get her? I mean, how did she ended up like that? Her parents seems good .. Her, sister, Rose is sometimes a little overbearing..but still she cares for her. I think, maybe Lily has bigger insecurity issues way deep down.

  Everything seems to be a big "pretend" but  I can sense that they feel something for each other.This is more than friendship. But they both afraid to admit it.  Lily is always there for Lo when he was drunk-drunk wasted. And the same with Lo, always rescues Lily from her "sexual" conquests.

   It works well until one time when both of them are  forced to be together in a yacht with Lily's family. In the middle of the ocean! Which means  no guys for Lily  to screw up and Lo had to try to make his "pretend" boyfriend ... and try to drink minimal and discreetly. Just imagine when Lily suddenly feel that "urge" ... and no available male on sight?! She is dangerously desperate! So, who's to the rescue?!  No other than the reliable Lo! So they made love... or more like a lust?! It was... WHOA!! All the pent up desires finally released! Tsk..tsk.. seems like both of them waited for this moment to happen?

  After doing the "wild deed" (uh-oh!) , they both realized and agreed to go from "pretend" to real couple. Okaaaaaay... so the sex was great?! And I forgot to mention that Lo is super hot. Like hot-hot for a Calvin Klein undies model??  Teehee! But there's a catch, Lily would never screw another guy but Lo ...and Lo would go slow with his drinking. I can see full STRUGGLE ahead! Red light flashing! How long can they last without giving in? Or can they even resist it?

    Lo and Lily thought being together for real would solve their problem. Sure they use each other.. and Lo, is now Lily's addiction. As time goes on..their addictions intensifies. Lily craves for more and in the most importune times and is ruining her relationship with her family.Lo still drinks and gets into trouble. They keep on saying they're fine which clearly they're not! And they can barely keep up with college. 

    Lo and Lily 's addiction is a serious issue. My eyes are opened to this reality that sex addiction is as destructive  as alcoholism or any other addiction.  And being in denial doesn't help at all. I love how this story touch me and my heart goes for both Lo and Lily.

    I love the ending.  It was perfect . I'm proud of the decisions that they  both made. It was moving and I was close to tears. There is still hope. I am looking forward for what's next for both Lo and Lily.

“What do we say?” I breathe. “Goodbye?”
“No.” He shakes his head. “This isn’t goodbye, Lil. I’ll see you.”

“I’ll always be yours. No distance or time apart will change that, Lily. You need to believe that.”

    If you want a moving story that has just enough drama to stir your heart... Addicted to you is definitely for you.

                            My Playlist:

"Addicted" by Enrique Iglesias  http://youtu.be/2M-2BFS6Jxc

"Keep holding on" by Avril  Lavigne http://youtu.be/_Gcrx2Ab0FM

                  I'm giving this book:
            4 made-me-wanna-cry wonderful stars! 


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My Review: Losing it by Cora Carmack

Losing It (Losing It, #1)

From Goodreads:


Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible-- a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.

                           My Thoughts:

    First, let me  pull  this out my chest before I start to burst! ..   I  love , love EVERYTHING  about your book Ms. Cora Carmack!!!  To start, just  few pages... I was totally hooked and ridiculously entertained! My lips ..mouth became so stiff  from smiling and I developed a hard muscle on my stomach ( like from flexing?!)  from constant bouts of giggles and laughter! Boy! I don't  need to work out to get a flat stomach.. I'll just read your book!

   Who caused all of these?? No other than my right-this-moment fave character,  Bliss!  Yes, Bliss the analytical...judgmental...control freak...sweet ...and a 22 year old virgin?!   "Pure" Bliss wants ( but she doesn't want?! )  to throw that  "V" card away! I know.. I know... she is the conundrum of all conundrums! So, to stop her bestfriend Kelsey  from pestering her about it. Bliss finally decided to lose it. And what better way to do it.... is as simple as finding a warm bodied male who can take sweet Bliss to fantasy land! If only it's that SIMPLE!

     Just when she is about to give up hooking up ... A guy with a Shakespeare book in his hand.. reading in a bar?!  Caught  her attention! Who wouldn't be? When this guy had the most adorable baby blue eyes....and take note, when he spoke...  "What's your name, love? " in his  sexiest British accent ?!  I can truly understand if Bliss hyperventilate  or something  similar to breathless!  Me? If Garrick calls me , LOVE??  I'll flail.. then faint! Haha!

“He looked up from his reading, and suddenly I found it hard to swallow. He was easily the most attractive guy I’d seen tonight—blond hair falling into crystal blue eyes, just enough scruff on his jaw to give him a masculine look without making him too hairy, and a face that could have made angels sing. It wasn’t making me sing. It was making me gawk. Why did I stop? Why did I always have to make an idiot of myself?”

“The timbre of his voice went into that low register that made my insides curl in on themselves—it was like my uterus was tapping out a happy dance on the rest of my organs. God, I was dying the longest, most tortuous, and arousing death in the history of the world. Was this what it always felt like to be turned on? No wonder sex made people do crazy things.”

    See?! That's Garrick Taylor!  Sexy. Gorgeous. And I'll say this again .. The British accent?! RAWR! And he reads too!! I am dying here!!!  And that's  how I imagine him to be! 

    Now I clearly established that Garrick is the hoot-test (in british accent! -- I tried! Haha!)  Well, it was intense attraction at first sight for the two of them. I really enjoyed every minute of the flirtation going on! So then, its hook up time! And Garrick is definitely  Laid-worthy?! So when Bliss and Garrick is about to do the deed..almost naked.. with the perfect timing.. and at the right place , her room?! Bliss  , with her hyper-overdrive thoughts ... freak out and run away like a scared cat! It was so awkward and funny! Just image  her running barefoot  with a skirt and just a bra?! It was #EmbarrassingMoment  OMG! and she hid?! yes like a scared cat and wait for Garrick to come out from her apartment. And the insect bites she had to endure!  I love even the tiniest detail , Ms Carmack wrote! 

    So, you think that's the awkwardest?! Think again! The next day,Bliss received the shock of her life! ... Garrick just happened  to be her professor?! The one she'd seen butt-naked and vice-versa?!  Nooooo freaking way!! When their eyes met... It was AWKWARD... and for Bliss? It was a KILLMENOW...KILL ME NOW moment! And for me? It was Laugh out loud moment!  I love , love Bliss!!! The way she handles it... when she starts to speak her thoughts out loud.. It was again, so so funny!!

     But their desire and attraction starts to rile up! And teacher-student relationship? So forbidden!! Not if they can keep it a secret? Will they go to that extent? Can Bliss allow herself go to something she can't control?  Is she really ready to "lose it" to Garrick? 

      And then another guy came into the picture.. Bliss' close friend Cade,  who sees her outside friendzone. Cade is sweet, kind... and a safe choice for Bliss. But.. there's always  a BUT... that BUT happens to be Garrick. Poor.. Poor Cade..it broke my heart to see him like a lost puppy. I really wanted him to have his HEA. Sigh.

     The rest of the book.. or most of the book were the swoony and super funny encounters between Garrick and Bliss... which I immensely enjoyed!  And Garrick's slow and torturous kisses made me feel giddy big time! What's with this Brit-kisses?! Do great kisses have to have an accent too? Haha.   It was one of my fave kisses now!  

     I love love the ending! What can I say? Like Bliss, I was jumping... and doing this  AWKWARD crazy dance with glee! And if you want to know why and how? ... I suggest you read this book ASAP! 

                  My Playlist:

 "Say it again" by Marie Digby http://youtu.be/iRzh_9UhpQQ

"Shakespeare In Love" by Layla Kaylif  http://youtu.be/HeOT4mVLVxw

                      I'm giving this book:
               4  SWEETEST AWKWARD STARS!





Sunday, July 7, 2013

My Review : Suddenly Beautiful by Boone Brux

Suddenly Beautiful
From Goodreads:

Being the son of Aphrodite isn’t a walk in the clouds. Rebelling against his demi-god status, billionaire make-up mogul Toraos Stephanos fights to separate his personal life and the immortal world by swearing off demi-god girlfriends forever. Too bad his newest employee can't take the hint.

Though Nikki secretly pines for her smoking hot boss, no way will she jeopardize her job and independence professing her love to a guy so clearly out of her league. Too bad that leaves her with only imagining him naked and thinking evil thoughts about the new girl. After a single bottle of Ambrosia and one night of passion... Nikki finally thinks she has a chance with the man of her dreams. But the next morning, Tor pretends like nothing happened, leaving Nikki with an emerging drive for combat—after all, turns out she is the daughter of Ares and she's about to make her mama proud.

All is fair in love and war... and Nikki's not about to let anyone forget it.

***E-arc was provided by Netgalley for an honest review***

“Holy Mary, mother of God, the man was half-naked.

Flawless, tan skin stretched across a perfect muscular back”

      That's Tor Stephanos, Nikki's hot.... Yummectable (Yummy + Delectable?! )  boss that she been lusting and trying to endure ?! ( yeah . right! ) from day 1 till now.  She has been working as his personal assistant for six years at Kythera Cosmetics. Imagine? Sharing six years with this  stud?! ..well, more of a god! Yes, Tor is a demi god.. He's Aphrodite's ( yes the goddess of love and beauty! ) son! The only problem was... Looks like it's a one sided affair!  Nikki had all her eyes for his boss but then Tor seems to look at her on a more professional level. Why? Aside from he is workaholic to the extreme..he sworn not to date any mythical creature.

“Never again will I date demigoddesses, goddesses, nymphs, satyrs, wood sprites.” He switched to his other hand. “Trolls, witches, banshees, sirens, or any other magical creature. They’re psycho. And even if Nikki doesn’t know she’s a demi-goddess, she’s still one and capable of far worse than jock itch should things end badly. Not to mention I’d be out my favorite assistant.”

    Yes! Nikki is a demi goddess !... and she may not be aware! ( that she is the daughter of Ares , the god of war?!) What on Olympus name?! Tor being the goddess of love's son and Nikki, the god of war's daughter?!!  Something is really wrong here! And way.. way interesting!

    Then one night , over a business dinner with the new creative director, Creed Killion ( which happens to be lingerie-worthy gorgeous!)  and also got his good eye over our Nikki! ( lucky , lucky ..uhmm demi goddess!) ...pesky, bitchy  Demitria ( their corporate lawyer)  drugged ..slipped an ambrosia to Tor's wine!  And you know what this ambrosia do?! Yes, it brings out the animal in a god! And lowers the defenses of a Demi god--- Like ... Can make any god drunk ...and uhmmm super horny?! Whoooops! Covers my mouth! ( but secretly smilling?! Teehee! )

      Soooo... Demi thinks tonight is her lucky  night to bag Tor?!  No ...no.. No... So, who got the grand prize?? It's.....of course Nikki, the reliable personal assistant!  Of course when, Tor got drunk / intoxicated , ..and went a little possessive?! ( Because of Creed?! ) He insisted that Nikki help him to his penthouse. You know what happens next!  Hours and hours of explosive pleasure .... and god-like  bedroom... and I forgot to mention "elevator" maneuvers?! It was STEAMY in bold letters! Tor just seems to get his hands off Nikki! And it was just like ...ALL  of Nikki's fantasies came to life!!! Oh yeah! "It" came alive ! Whoooopeeee!!!

      Sooooo...it was a  mission accomplished?! Hmmmmm.. Not exactly. The next morning, when Nikki's hopes are so up.. ( like a happy ever after in mind?! ) ... Eager to see her "boss" ... she was crushed when Tor seem to forget everything! Yes! This ambrosia thing is stronger than a roofie that you won't remember a single thing! Of course, Nikki is enraged! She is after all Ares' daughter!  I love it when she willed things to happen.. it was so funny!  Like the perpetual erection?  Demi's little shoe accident? And Demi's uncontrollable whammy mouth?! I was laughing so hard! I can't blame Demi being so pissed off. She is the daughter of Narcissus after all?! Can't accept that Nikki taking all the limelight from her! First, she got Tor ?.. and becoming the new face of Goddess line!  There goes Nikki! Viola! Instant model!  

      I love how the story turned out to be.  With Nikki's little scheme on getting even with Tor?  Or was it like getting Tor?! Playing hard to get?!  Like, dangling a carrot over a horse but not giving the carrot? What a word reference?!  I had  no idea horses like carrots?!  I'm thinking rabbits maybe?! Haha. And Tor compared to a horse?! Hmmm... he sure is! haha. Surely, Ms. Boone Brux knows how to play with words! 

     Not to mention the appearances of several gods? It was so entertaining! Add up Nikki's absentee dad , Ares reappearance?! It was a circus!  And I love it when he goes all protective of Nikki! Like he should be as a Dad?!  And boy, I was expecting that it will be war of the gods when he found out that his daughter is hooking up with Aphrodite's son?! It would be perfect! ...but well, maybe some other time?!  Still , I loved it! 

      Overall, loved  the ending! And if you want to see how demigods make their Happy endings? Read this book! It was fun, entertaining, steamy and will make you giddy plus Tor can make you swoon like a total goddess! 

                          My Playlist:

      "True Love" by Pink http://youtu.be/c6vsHF3E9NU

               "Your body is a wonderland" by John Mayer

                   I'm giving this book:
                4 Yummectable ( Yummy + Delectable)  stars! 



Wednesday, July 3, 2013

My Review : Trophy Husband by Lauren Blakely

Trophy Husband    
From Goodreads:
Successful fashion blogger McKenna Bell has spent far too long protecting herself after the way her ex-fiancé left her at the altar for a college chick he met the night of his bachelor party. Loving again, trusting again, well, that's just not in the cards. Especially now that her ex is back in town with his new woman, demanding custody of McKenna's favorite creature in the whole world--her dog.

No effing way. McKenna's had enough of him, and she decides to even the score by finding her own hot young thing -- a Trophy Husband. Sure, she's only twenty-seven, but doesn't that make it even more fun -- and infuriating to her ex -- to pursue a younger man?

When she declares her intentions on her daily blog, her quest quickly skyrockets in popularity, and that's when Chris enters the picture, and he’s got all the assets. He's handsome, successful, and turns her inside out with a kiss to end all kisses, the kind that makes you feel like a shooting star.

But loving again could mean losing again, and it's so much easier to focus on getting even, isn't it? Unless, you just can't help falling in love. Which means McKenna will have to come face to face with what she really wants in life -- protecting her heart from hurt, or letting go of her fears of a new beginning.

                                 My thoughts:

    What happens when on your wedding day, your fiancé...the man you thought  you'll be spending your life forever... left you for another younger girl whom he just met on a bachelor's trip to Vegas? And he just do it by leaving a voice mail on our phone?! Just like that! Looks like fate or whatever you might call it played a cruel joke on you! And who might be the unlucky... poor.. poor recipient of this cruelty? No other than McKenna. Yes, poor... poor McKenna...all my sympathies goes to her. I could not even imagine if that happens to me... I'll either  number  1. kill myself!  or better yet.. number 2 , kill that douche-bag fiancé! ( And I got a million ways on my mind ranging from most painful... to totally gore!) Grrrrrrrr!!! That's way UNACCEPTABLE!!

      Okay... Calm down ..deep breath .. I told myself... Why? I got carried away!!!!  ( It's McKenna's story not mine! LOL. ) "Hell has no wrath like a woman scorned" -- Oh yeah!  Don't get MAD get EVEN! So, what's the best way to get even? Get yourself a TROPHY HUSBAND!

“Maybe a Trophy Husband would never leave me, never hurt me, never make me give up my favorite restaurant in the whole wide world. Maybe a Trophy Husband is precisely the kind of boy who could love a girl forever and ever and then some.”

   With the full support , approval of her sister and bestfriends... and with the help of  her fashion blog ... OPERATION : TROPHY HUSBAND is ON! The qualifications  are ...uhmmm well, very physical  like: must be a young stallion.. oooops! I mean, younger men ,  23 years old something...super good looks and of course ripping, gorgeous, drool worthy hot bod. That's not too much , right?   Of course there are candidates! Let the fun begin!

      There's Dave Dybdahl  a.k.a Triple D (What a name??!!! ) ?.. and Steely Dan Duran?! (Is this for real???)  Boy, Ms. Lauren Blakely really knows how to pick up names... Creatively?! It sure does earn a series of laughfest! And the dates? Way interesting and sooooo funny!!! I love how McKenna reacted...well, in her thoughts! This girl really knows how to put fun in her words! It was hilarious! Well, what else could she expect to these eye candies?! But to be just an"eye candy" ?! Where the pecs and abs gets bigger the brain gets a little compromised?! Uh -oh. I guess McKenna wants something more than a feast to the eye?

      Then she met Chris who happens to be a gamer. The Hawaii emerald green eyes... and the well defined arms.. flat stomach... .BAMMMMMMM! Instant crush!!! Yes, McKenna's crushing Chris big time! Not to mention he is witty, funny.... And the cute blushing?! ( I am instantly smitten! ) McKenna can't help but to fantasize ! And when I say fantasize... it involves  a VERY detailed..vivid description not suited for those under 18?! LOL.  But then.. Chris is REALLY a hottie! And  he can think of ways to make a Q bert sooo sexy! ( And I have to say , Chris ... you are sooo wicked! *winks!)  Who happens to be a game blogger ...and a Stanford grad! ...and a software engineer!  Yes.. A total package! ----- and way..way.. Overqualified for a Trophy Husband?!

    When the search for Mr. Trophy Husband  skyrockets in popularity.. more and more candidates / applicants begun to rush in. Which means McKenna  has to keep up with the dating.. lots of dates.. different prospect Trophy Husbands ( eye candy-overload?! ) ... and lots and lots of coffee to give her coffee-overdrive?! Haha!    So, why does our witty McKenna  seems not to be super enjoying herself?  Or let me rephrase it, Why does  our witty McKenna still thinking about Chris? Why??? Because....She is clearly S-M-I-T-T-E-N over this yummy gamer! And more time she spends with him.. the more she falls for him and the more she is  afraid to admit it to herself.  Can she call off  the search for a Trophy Husband ? Have she finally found the love she been waiting for  ? Or the quest for true love is still on?

     This is a super funny read ( that made me laugh  more than I can count! ) but also very endearing. It taught me one thing:   The quest for  finding true love... is never  really a quest...and you never have to look too far when that person is clearly under your pretty nose .. you just know.. and your heart knows best!  Gosh!  My romantic bones are turning mushy again! Thanks to you, Ms. Lauren Blake!

                     My Playlist:

"Game of Love" by Michelle Branch http://youtu.be/Ni7oIaJEwe4

"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepson http://youtu.be/mdeAsc-A0PM

                          I'm giving this book:

                    4 funny , sexy  Q*bert stars!