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Thursday, January 30, 2014

My Review: Misbehaving by Abbi Glines

Misbehaving (Sea Breeze, #6)        
From Goodreads:  
 Jason is sick of living in his rock star brother’s shadow. So when he ships off to Sea Breeze, Alabama, he’s looking for a much deserved escape and a chance to blow off some envious steam. Falling for the local bad girl was definitely not the plan. But as the new duo enjoys some naughty fun in the Alabama sun, Jason learns that even though Jax is the musician in the family, he’s not the only brother who can rock someone’s world.
                  My Thoughts:

     Dippity dap...flippity flop..giddyyee yap! That's the sound of my beating  heart whenever I start reading an Abbi Glines book. I don't need to  say it loud that I love her work....but I REALLY REALLY LOVE ALL OF IT!!  There  was really something special about the Sea breeze series  that I found very, very addictive and it was the longest ongoing series I've read!  Every book, every story is unique and all the characters will grow with you all at the same time. 

   Most  of Ms. Glines 's books were about bad boy-good girl, so when she made this the other way around, I was a bit nervous if she can pull this through?  Surprise! Surprise! I'd say she did it again! 

   Jason and Jess are from different worlds. While Jason was pampered and raised on a silver spoon, Jess on other hand ,being a strippers's daughter  knows the reality of life in the hard way. When their worlds collied ( well, thanks to the lowly baseball bat for that! ) , the growing attraction can't be denied! I was smiling the entire time, imagining the bad ass bat bashing Jess, and the too good to be true , prim and proper?! (Hehe!) Jason together?! Yes! You can expect Jess to be "teaching" Jason to "loosen" up?!  Ahhhhh! I love the skinny dipping!  Can a good boy really handle a stripping Jess in front of him?! Hell, NO! ...and it's SKINNY DIPPING!! 


“You wanted to skinny-dip,” I told him as I slipped my fingers into the sides of my panties and shimmied them down. Jason stood immobile, watching me.
“I didn’t mean naked,” he said in a low whisper.
I smiled at him and stepped out of my panties. “Oops,” I replied.”

     Will you expect clothes?! Nah. Haha!  Oh, the look on Jason's face?! Priceless! What he did next?! Yummy-ness! Ooops ! Dayaaaaam! This good boy got his moves too!  It was pretty good. ....uhmm, are you kidding me?!  It was amazing! Jason was...was...sexy and gentle ...and the right roughness perfectly mixed! Wait. Now I am confused! Teehee!

      When Jason took her to New York ( in a private plane! I know, I know fairy tale!) as his date, enjoying the city...with a little shopping?! ( the boots!)  ....gave me the "Pretty Woman" vibe.  Yes! I love that movie! Richard Gere and Julia Roberts were perfect for each ...just as  Jason was perfect for Jess! But then, insecurity always spoils everything?! Will Jess fit in to his world? Or as Jess thinks so? I loved Jess but that part of her? Not so much. But hey! Jason did not gave her the assurance either?! He did not even said he LOVE her?  Unbelievable !   So, is she the summer fling? 

“You’re a nice change. You make life interesting. I came here to take a break from things, and you’re helping me. When it’s time for me to return to the pressures of reality, I’ll have these moments with you to think of and smile”

     She was aware of  that but ....she's not expecting that she wanted more. And Jason? clueless..clueless boy! Tsk. Tsk. I was  on my toes the whole time! Will they make it or break it? As more complications .... Oh! There's also Krit every now and then! ( Loved Krit and so looking forward for his own story ! )  and  ...well bad decisions  come their way... I was afraid that they will make the wrong choice. 

    The ending turned out really well. It was something I would want them to have. I was more than happy with how Ms. Glines wrote it.  Overall, I just love loved this book. I know I am a little bit biased? Well, you can't blame me because if it's from Ms. Abbi Glines , it must be pretty good! And you have my word. Wonderful character : check! Swoony lines : check!  Hot kisses: check! Check !  So, you better check this one out and find out what I'm talking about! 

     
    I'm giving this book:
4 gimme some Jason Stone stars right now!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My Review : Real by Katy Evans

Real (Real, #1)                                       
From Goodreads:
A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . .

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?
                  My Thoughts:

     Major , loudest, most extreme FANGIRLING ahead : Proceed with CAUTION!

    Squeeeeeeee!!!!! Screams!!!!! Jumps up and down!!!! Flails?! Faints?!!! .....*after a few minutes....gets up..a little dazed?! ....remembers Remington Tate...  Squeeeeeeee!!!!! Screams!!!!! Jumps up and down!!!! Flails?! Faints?!!! (  make this on repeat mode!) Yes, I was afhtghffrhtgjhkifldjhd ( incoherent words) about Remy! Translation : I was gjtgjdyndlsfglbufdyyt over Remy! <-----still no words?! Haha.

   I would like to thank my bff's power of persuasion for convincing me to finally read this book which, I admit was stuck in my library for ages. I can't forgive myself for not reading this sooner! I love, loved everything about this book. Well, that  "EVERYTHING" includes a lot of REMY in it !! hehe.

   I can gush about him all day ( and all night long?!) but I guess I have to get a hold of myself and do a "proper review" ( I don't even know what that means?! Haha)  for the benefit of those who haven't read/discovered this book yet. I am torn between sharing and keeping Remy for myself...(  I know, I know, possessive much?  and I never felt this way before! ) ---still, I have to share!


“My.

God.

Dimples.

Dark scruffy jaw.

Boyish smile. Man’s body.

Killer tan”

....and that's not all!

“He’s mesmerizingly perfect and incredibly hard. Everything, from his beautifully slim hips and narrow waist to his broad shoulders, is solid. And that six-pack. No. It’s an eight-pack. The sexy V of his obliques dips into his satin, navy blue shorts, which gently hug his powerful legs, thick with muscle. I can see his quads, traps, pecs, and biceps, all gloriously tight and cut. Celtic tattoos circle both of his arms, exactly where his bulging biceps and the rigid square deltoids of his shoulders meet.”
.... Me? Drooling! 

“I can see he thinks he’s the ultimate creation, and he seems to believe every woman here is his Eve, created from his ribcage for him to enjoy. I’m both aroused and infuriated, and this is the most confusing feeling I’ve ever felt in my life.”

.....I'll be your Eve, Remy!!! Gaaaah! *flails then faints! *  haha!

   Remington "Riptide" Tate was an "unbeatable" totally bad ass underground boxer. Wherever he goes the crowd follows. That "crowd" includes some serious girl fans  ( or more of a groupie if given a chance?! Hehe.) ...the crowd loves him. There is something really  raw about Remy, and if male perfection has a name? It would probably be named "Remy". I won't really blame this swooning, drooling herd of females to come flocking to his every fight. That's where she met the unsuspecting Brooke.

  Oh, their first meeting was.... WOW! It was electrically charged with something... something!  The moment their eyes locked? I felt it and it was powerful.... I even held my breath for a few seconds! That particular moment when Remy went to her... and ask her name..... I forgot my name, and I thought I was Brooke! Yes, it was intense.  Remy's deep , sexy voice? Made my insides melt! Seriously!
   
“He’s so close the scent of him tears through me like a shot of adrenaline.
“Your name,” he growls, panting, his eyes wild on mine.

“Uh, Brooke.”

“Brooke what?” he snaps out, his nostrils flaring.”

...It’s Brooke Dumas...

“And as I feel his tongue twist roughly around those two words, his voice sinfully dark, like things you crave to eat but really shouldn’t, desire swells between my legs. His eyes are hot and almost proprietary when he looks at me. I’ve never been stared at like this before.”

-----My Gawd! If you have not felt that intense, sexy as eff-fing  vibe, then what the hell is wrong with you?!! Oh! You felt it too?!!  I'm glad I'm not the only one! 

      I guess I don't have to explain how this book caught and keep my attention 101 percent! I can't get enough of  it! Seriously, Ms Evans?! Give me some Remy Tate Right now!

       Remy and Brooke were meant to be even at the start. The magnetic pull between them was undeniable. But what's keeping Remy from getting too intimate with Brooke? When Brooke was practically throwing herself over Remy?!  Remy's has been fighting his inner demon. This demon was making him fierce , uncontrollable , almost an animal which works to his advantage when he was fighting inside thar boxing  ring. But that demon also kept him from expressing what he truly  feels  inside. So how can he show Brooke how he really feels? Through music! ....and that's where the swoons begun!!

      Oh! I love , love it! I would have kissed Steve Jobs for inventing the iPod! And I would kiss Ms. Katy Evans for that idea! This book was loaded with a lot of really swoon worthy songs. When Remy played "Iris by the Goo goo dolls for Brooke, I got the shivers..and giggles?! Who would have thought that this toughie is also a softy?! Remy Tate, I love you more!!! .....When Brooke played Avril Lavigne's "I love you"... I swooned ...swooned big time! It was just perfect!

    So it seems perfect, but will Remy finally get Brooke's declaration? When he , himself was afraid to show the REAL Remy? It was heart breaking how he struggled... and fought for the only person he was most afraid to lose...Brooke.

" I want you like I've never wanted anything in my life. You're all I think about. I get high and low and it's all about you now, it's not even about me anymore and it's all because I want to be the fucking "one" for you and as soon as you realize what I am, all I'll be is a fucking mistake! "

"I want you, Brooke, for me. I can hurt you, I can do stupid shit, but I.." His stare galvanizes me. " I'm so fucking in love with you I don't even know what to do with myself anymore. "

  -----Hands down. Swoon. Swoon. Swoon!! I don't think I have to say more to convince you to go read this book.. like ... RIGHT NOW!  ...Read this right NOW!!!

                        I'm giving this book :
      5 AH----MAAAZING Swoontastic Stars!


Saturday, January 18, 2014

My Review : Sex Love Repeat by Alessandra Torre

Sex Love Repeat  
From Goodreads:
I love two men. I screw two men. I am in a relationship with them both, and they are both aware there is another. That is all they need to know, that is all I let them know. They don’t need to know a name; they don’t need to know anything but that they are not alone in my heart. 

They have accepted the situation. Stewart, because his life is too busy for the sort of obligations that are required in a relationship. Paul, because he loves me too much to tell me no. And because my sexual appetite is such that one man has trouble keeping up. 

So we exist, two parallel relationships, each running their own course, with no need for intersection or conflict. It works for us, for them, and for me. I don’t expect it to be a long-term situation. I know there is an expiration date on the easy perfection of our lives. 

I should have paid more attention, should have looked around and noticed the woman who watched it all. She sat in the background and waited, tried to figure me out. Saw my two relationships, the love between us, and the moment that it all fell apart. 

She hates me. 
I don’t even know she exists. 
She loves them. I love them. 
And they love me. 

                   My Thoughts:

    This is how I came  pick  this book : I close my eyes , point to my e reader, opened my eyes...and  there ....finger pointing to this book! ...Wait?! I did even not remember seeing this book on my shelf?? Hmm, must be my "naughty" fairy dropping something?? Haha.  Well, selecting a random book ... and the possibility of finding something extraordinary is exhilarating! ( I'm even  a little addicted to it! ) And Ms. Alessandra Torre's  book was extraordinary! ( thank you finger pointing! )

    This book, even the cover looks very steamy ( I do blush just by looking at it! haha! ) ...and what's inside? I guess you can picture it out : A LOT STEAMIER!  The story really justified the title... it was really a SEX. LOVE. REPEAT.  ( and then again and again! ) ..or at least, that's Maddison's lifestyle.

   Maddison was screwing two guys at the same time.  So , you think  it's as plain simple as we commonly call  "cheating", right? But , what if I told you that both Stewart and Paul knew about this ...and agrees to "share" ?! Now that's not cheating , right?  It was so twisted. I am internally screaming! Maddison  had a really whacked out notion  about love?! The relationship she had with these two...was way..way .. messed up! I am having a headache just thinking about it. I have these WTF ? and WTH? moments as I read along. ( again, lots of it!!!) OH, and I was this close to screaming SLUT ( ooops! forgive the language!) ..all directed to Madison! My god. I want  to do this to her !

     But do I really have to put all the blame on her? Apparently, this girl is insatiable! And both these men, fill the void in her. What one lacks, the other fills in. While she comes second , after Stewart's career...with endless business trips and meetings...Paul fills up all these gap. I know, I know, this is ...this is...beyond unbelievable!

     So, did I love the book ?  Let's just say, I love the way Ms. Torre wrote the details, even the wind, the sand..waves were well described.. it came alive! ...and the steamy scenes? You will expect it to be as well written and  uhmm... well described but not too much? If you know what I mean. It still leaves something to the imagination. And it's not BDSM either! ( thank goodness! hehe .) ----So, a BIG YEAH! I loved this book!

   The story flows smoothly and once I started reading it, I can't put it down. I admit ( and guilty ) of skipping up the pages when the scene gets too steamy ..like way steamy ..with very vivid detail of the human anatomy  haha! .. but this book? My eyes were fixed with minimal blinks! Or I'm not blinking at all?! It was wild and passionate at the same time! And  YES both Stewart and Paul can... uhhhm, really bust a sexy move! So, I get it, Maddie, you want both of them! 


      So, if both Stewart and Paul were okay with this "sharing Maddison thing" ..then it was going well with Maddie  right? Not quite. Maddison was praying ( does she? ) and hoping that her lovers won't crossed their paths. Because it would clearly complicate everything. She doesn't want her world with Stewart collide with Paul's.

     But alas! The unexpected "inevitable" happened..and will forced Maddison to choose between the two of them! Oh! And knowing the truth? It was an OMG moment for me. That is one hell of a crazy, impossible whacked out  revelation! 

     So, did Maddison choose? She did. Should I be happy with her choice? I want to but... Yes . A but.
But choosing one  means letting go of the other? Stewart or Paul? Tough choice but still,  she made a choice. 

      If you are looking for a  steamy story with a lot of whacked out twists in between, this book is definitely for you. And oh, you must be 18 and older. 

                I'm giving this book :
             4 Hot , hot  yummy stars!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Review: Song Of The Fireflies by J. A. Redmerski

Song of the Fireflies
From Goodreads:
Since they were kids, Elias Kline and Brayelle Bates have been inseparable. When Bray moves to South Carolina, separating the two for the first time, they both at last realize that their innocent childhood friendship has developed into something much more. So when Bray finally returns to Georgia—and to Elias—things between them couldn’t be more perfect…until one fateful night changes everything.

Desperate not to go to prison for a terrible accident, Elias and Bray decide to run. As they try to make the most of their freedom, the two find themselves relying on a rebellious group of people who tempt the duo into a wild and daring new life. But they can’t run from their troubles forever.

As the consequences of their past catch up to them, the couple must finally face reality. Even if they can make it through the unimaginable, Elias knows the truth about Bray’s painful history, and in the end he may not be able to save Bray from herself…

  ***ARC provided by publisher , Grand Central Forever via Netgalley for an honest review***

     I was more than ecstatic to have this Advance Review Copy finally on my hands! I was all smiles all day long!   No need to explain why?! Well, I will tell you anyways! ....Because...because J.A. Redmerski  is my favorite in the world!  I love, love everything she wrote! ( Special mention to The Edge of Never ---my all-time favorite!)

     I don't usually put a high expectation before reading a book ....but with this one? I. AM. EXPECTING. GREATNESS. And boy! I was NEVER disappointed!

    This book is...is..ashjgytkglkkdhddbh87df  ( beyond words!) Amazing! It was well written and has the" J. A. Redmerski"'s stamp all over it! I feel I was suck into the story the moment I open those pages... and I was sucked in even  more deeper as I get acquainted with Elias Kline and Brayelle Bates.

     It was well established from the beginning how special bond both  Elias and Bray shared even at their young age. I would say, that they are meant to be together right from the start. And I love those moments with them running around and chasing fireflies. I could clearly picture that one out in my mind. It made me smile ...and it soothing and ...the air innocence, tender love is there. There is really something special about Bray and Elias saw it right from the start. Bray was different, feisty, a little reckless...vulnerable but never wanted saving.. a little complicated...free spirited. No one made him feel like Bray does.

    And Bray feel the safest ...in Elias arms.  Bray loved Elias right from the start. It was mutual.

    So it was inevitable that  they will fall in love eventually? Yes it happened when Elias finally told Bray that he can't do this purely "best friends thing" anymore..but of course, even a little hesitant Bray finally agreed to take the next step. Why a little hesitant? When Elias is the ideal boyfriend in the whole world?! Yes he is!  He is kind, ever loyal, protective....and would do anything ...ANYTHING for Bray! Oh, do I have to reiterate that he looks super fine too?! Apparently, Bray doesn't do long term relationship. After two months , she left Elias and went away. I keep on asking why ? Why? What went wrong???

     The story ...and the drama ( lots and lots of it! ) begun when Bray returned... and told Elias she loves him. So, you think love is sweeter the second time around?  It was hotter! Like they are making up for all the lost time?! Boy ! I was wide eyed and in awe with those scenes! Those were steamy. steamy! And I love how Ms. Redmerski wrote it. It was loaded with passion-hotness-passion-hotness! Whew! Those Redmerski's boys are just... damn! those moves???? *fanning myself!* I was trying to catch my breath while reading those?!

     So what's next: A Happily Ever After?! Not so fast. And it looks like these two .. or maybe, Bray was a magnet for trouble ? A certain "accident" will bring them to a tangle of mess...and eventually to a road trip that will test their limits... and challenge how strong they are going to face this together? Or will they fall apart?

   In this road trip they encountered danger...and even meet a few people as messed up  or maybe more messed up as they are. And some surprisingly became  good friends. There's Tate, Caleb, Jen, Grace who have also their stories to  tell.  I also love to find Andrew and Camryn made their appearance. ( Andrew specially! )

    With the company of  new found mess up friends , trouble seems to follow. And Bray has her own demons  constantly threatening to resurface.   Can she fight it alone? If she share this with Elias, will he still love and accept her? Will those bracelets she wear hide her secret?

     I pity Bray. I know she was struggling but she felt helpless and she has a lot of moments of weakness. And I admire Elias. His perseverance and his impossibly selfless love for Bray was beyond... beyond anything . He even lay his life for Bray. He never gave up for Bray.  Yes. That intense. I loved him even more!

   Here's my favorite excerpt :

" I love you , Bray...
...I love you more than you will ever know...

..How is that? She asked in a quiet voice.

..Because I would do anything for you, I said . " You just don't realize yet what "anything" truly means. "

I love you, too, Elias. More than you could possibly know. "

How is that? I asked.
I felt her lips against my hair. Because I's never ask you to prove your 'anything' "


      The later ...about 80 percent of the book... I was not breathing! It was angst-intensified. I was like, Oh my god...Oh my god! Noooo!Of course, Ms. Redmerski  let me breathe... but just a few pages ?! Because just when I thought it was over....another "bomb"- like situation happened! My next reaction was Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! This can't be happening!!!  My heart  feels like it's about to get crushed...as I felt ...and taste my tears. It was a very heart breaking moment. I thought I can never recover.

     Have I recovered? I hate to keep you hanging.. but then I made a promise. No spoiler. So, you have to wait till this book was finally released ( This coming February! ) and see for yourself. One thing is for sure, it's gonna be one hell of a ride! So brace yourself  and  expect for another great one from Ms. J. A. Redmerski!


             I'm giving this book:
         5 Highly Gripping Stars!