Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My Review : Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

Maybe Not (Maybe, #1.5)

From Goodreads : 

Colleen Hoover, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe Someday brilliantly brings to life the story of the wonderfully hilarious and charismatic Warren in a new novella, Maybe Not.

When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?


Maybe not. 

                     My Thoughts :

      Another amazing book from my all time fave Ms. Colleen Hoover! Maybe someday is one of my top fave reads this year ,so when this novella finally came out, I was doing the happy dance!!

      I love the funny , sweet and loyal Warren! I love those epic pranks! I was really hoping that he too, will find his happily ever after because he deserved it. He did find it but ...have to struggle and fought ( in a very funny and my-oh-my sexy way!) just to get the girl! Yup, he doesn't need to look further because that "girl" happens to be  his infuriating, angsty...and did I say bitchy room mate?! Oh, that's right, Bridgette "the roomie" who doesn't have the facial muscle to smile?! Yup. The angry chick.  But. Not. Until. Warren.

You did smile, Bridgette, and you need to own it, because it was fucking beautiful.”

     True, they were poles apart, happy , outgoing Warren and grouchy Bridgette?! The contrast. The contrast! Well, I totally believe that opposite attracts! And my oh my! I loooove the love-hate-lust-love-and everything in between! It was pure fun ...and oh! Warren, Warren and the things he can do? His 'Thor -like" capabilities?!

     Uh-oh! Not that kind of  Thor! But , hmmm... that massive, powerful..hammer of his?! Hee hee! I definitely know where this is going!

"Don't do that again, " she says, angry and breathless,

Her voice makes me wince. "You started it, " I say defensively.

Did she? I can't remember. It might be mutual.

"You  kiss  like you're trying to resuscitate a dead cat, " she says disgusted.

"You kiss like you are the dead cat. "
She pulls her knees up to her chest and wraps her arms around them. She looks extremely uncomfortable in silence, so it doesn't surprise me  when she spits another insult.

"You probably fuck like a limp noodle. "

"I fuck like I'm Thor. "

   Okay. Thor and his hammer? Where are we?!  See? I can get easily distracted.. with that hammer , errrr, Warren?

    W-A-R-R-E-N.... Vaaavaaavooom! Hawrrrr !! <------Hawwwrr ( Hawt + Rawwrr!! ) I begun to compare this novella from CoHo's other books, and yes! For me, this one's the steamiest sexy time! Woohoo! You just made me super happy ( and hot&bothered uh-oh! Whoopsie!) with that one. Keep it up, Ms. Hoover! Like, up ..UP!! *naughty grin*

Overall, looooooove everything! Perfect banters. I love Warren's internal monologue! Funny, funny pranks. Omg! That hemorroid cream?! LOL! That's you way of marking ..your territory?! Waaaaaay to go Warren! *claps hands*

And the Warren-kind-of-swoons?! Super cute, just the way I expected him to be. Asshole or not, you are oh-so-adorable, Warren. *le sigh*

A round of applause for the amazing Ms. Colleen Hoover! Can't wait for more !!

               I'm giving this book :

              5 Amaaaaaazing Stars!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

My Review : My Lea by E. Mellyberry

My Lea (A Broken Love Story, #1)
From Goodreads:

A simple girl.

A broken guy.

One horrible incident.

When Lea Amelia landed her feet in San Francisco for her overseas study, her idea of freedom was simple, like eating junk food ten times a day, sitting in front of the TV in her PJs, or going out late with her friends without the need to check in with her mother constantly.

Then she met Andrew Jaya, her brothers’ best friend. A twenty-two-year-old guy whose physical appearance looked like he was crafted straight from God’s heavenly hands, but possessed a past as bleak as if it was drawn by Evil himself. A conflicted guy who wore sadness like nobody’s business beneath his mask, a perfect-looking mask she slowly peeled away.

He was also the guy who hurt her.

Suddenly, everything about her was no longer simple.

Andrew Jaya had convinced himself that not feeling was good for him. He'd been doing it splendidly for almost his entire life. But that was before his best friend’s sister stepped into his life and ruined it. After weeks of knowing Lea, all of those warm and wonderful feelings he’d long ago denied to himself started to reappear. Problem was, the brighter the light, the bigger the shadows that came with it.

His traumatic past refused to let him go.

When the unthinkable happened, the easiest thing to do was to run. But life often proves that the easiest way is usually the hardest.

                   My Thoughts :

  ******e-ARC was provided by the author for an honest review**********

       Congratulations Ms. E. Mellyberry for your  debut New Adult  novel! I feel very proud I've met you through Goodreads and eventually , became friends! ( really, really good friends! )

       When she offered me this book for read and review, I was beyond willing and happy to do it. You might think that I'll be biased  since Melly and I were good friends?  Uhmmm, so here's the thing : I'll temporary put our friendship aside  ( Sorrrrrry M! ) and write a proper, unbiased, fair , impartial review.  Here it goes :

       Now, where do I begin ?  Okay, the writing.  I love how she wrote it. The words were free flowing ..and alive, like I'm hearing words  and not just reading it. I also love that Asian vibe, even if the setting was in  San Francisco , USA but the fact, that  very familiar "Asian-ness" were being mentioned, like, rice, rice cooker  and even the Asian-Mom-strictness?! I knooooow, I am Asian, a Filipina  and  reading  this, it feels like home. I love that feeling.

       I love the characters specially the heroine ,Lea , she has the BIGGEST heart of all! I cannot find fault in her except that she is just too good to be true! Is she a Martyr ? A Saint ? Or Both?  Our hero, Andrew, on the other hand, was something else! I know he's both troubled and "trouble'. And I can't even imagine how  could our sheltered good girl , Lea could  instantly be attracted to this "something else Andrew" ?!  Ahhh, maybe that "bad boy" vibe, Lea?  Oooh, forget that he looks so damn good !

" Ahh. My God! Her mouth stayed open, but mute, stuck between A and O vowels. It felt unnatural as the creature standing in front of her. Saying that he was handsome would be an understatement of the year...

Word emphasis: Perfect.  "  <--------Me: 'nuff said. If Andrew's standing in front of me right now ...

    So, let's just say... it all started with a "big crush", being attracted is perfectly normal. They are both single. Away from home.  And yes freedom to explore every single possibility! Next : Getting to know each other.  Andrew was all sweet , with all that flowers thing ( swoony! ) then suddenly became a different person when he, out of nowhere freaked out! Over a photo session?! ( Because "something" triggered from his "dark" memory! ) If I were Lea, I would think twice ?!  But then, Lea was not me! Lea is Lea. Period. This. Lea. *No words*

    It has been  established from the start that Andrew was in battle with his inner demons. What exactly are those? That , I waited oh-so-slowly...  oh-so painfully ! I want to know, I want to know! Many times , I was so tempted to take a peek on the later chapters ( to cheat?! Uhm, no! fnd out! ) ...or better yet, ask Ms. Melly! ..but I hold my tongue...or better yet hold my itchy fingers not to send her a message!

          Darn! There is no shortcut here but to move along....

      I enjoyed those cute, funny and sexy banters / encounters  between them.  That dinner and Lea's short , short black dress?! Priceless! I chuckled , giggled and smirked?! Really, Andrew?! Telling a girl, that she looked fat in that dress?! Waaaay to gooooo, Cassanova!!!

        Soooo.. it looks like there's DEFINITELY something going on between these two....I can already feel my "swoon" building up! Until..... until THAT thing happened! Wha-wha-what-the %^&@ <insert curses here!> ?!!! I was.. I was.... *no words*  I was shocked. Devastated. I ...I...don't know what to think?! All I can feel was my heartbeat racing this fast and my hands trembling! Nooooo waaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!! No... no... no....Nooooooooooo!!!! It's doomed!!

         Ohhh how I haaaaaate Andrew after that!! How could he?! How could he ?!! Tortured, broken, troubled or what??? That was just soooo wrong!!!!!!!!!! And Lea? Lea...Lea... Lea.... always the golden girl. Tsk. Tsk.Tsk..

       Oh my freaking Melly? What came into you??? Do I really know you????  Apparently, I do not. And this even made  me loooove you even more! Keep on doing something like this, I don't mind if you give me a nervous breakdown! Haha!

      Overall, I LOVE everything. THAT ending, those two words from Andrew? Loaded. Will it be a happy ending? Or another bumpy journey  ahead? THAT something I'll be looking forward to!

      To my fellow readers, if you want something  unforgettable and takes the word "angsty" into a different level , you don't need to wait that long ! Release date : November 11 th. Go grab your copy!

                 I'm giving this book :

             5  Angsty , Angsty  Stars!