Although I have missed some book reviews between this and my last post, these are the newest ones I've finished reading. The overall mix isn't a great batch but I have been browsing my kindle and reading books that I downloaded months back. Except for an exception or two ; ) I hope this helps if you are one the fence about any of the following books! Enjoy and please give me some feedback if you have ready these books and agree or disagree with my reviews. Thank you for stopping by and I promise to post an update regarding 'Falling' some time this weekend.
just for now - abbi glines
Preston is one bad boy. And Amanda has harbored a crush on him for forever. When she finally makes her move on him, it does not end well. But still, she can’t resist him. Especially now that he seems to be pursuing her, too.
No one wants wants them to be be together. Not Amanda’s brother Marcus, who is on the verge of his marriage to Low, and definitely not any of Preston's buddies. They know way too much about Preston’s dark side. Yet the dangerous attraction is there...and neither Preston nor Amanda are going to deny it.
four little bookworms
Out of all of the books I am going to review on this posting, this is the best of the bunch. Not only do I love Abbi Glines and all of her books but I also love the Sea Breeze series. This one wasn't as great as Because of Low or While it Lasts but it was still a good story. You can't go wrong when you buy a book like this from such a talented author. It was $7.99 which is killing me to admit that I bought but it was worth it. This author is worth it and with of her new success she deserves to be able to up her book prices. It still doesn't change the fact that I am a super cheap little e-book tightwad but oh well. Sometimes you just have to splurge to get some good entertainment. I would highly recommend this book and any other book from Abbi Glines. Love! Love! Love!
reason to breathe - rebecca donavan
"No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?"
He knows there’s something more to the girl sitting in the back of the class the moment he sees her. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and athletic – but she slips quietly through the crowded halls, trying not to exist. Determined to get to know the elusive girl, Evan soon discovers…
Emma Thomas is hiding a terrible a secret.
Reason to Breathe is an electrifying page turner from start to finish, a unique tale of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and one girl’s fragile grasp of hope.
3 little bookworms
Hmmm... I got this one free of the top 100 free amazon e-books. It was just 'alright' to be honest. I wanted to like this book because it has such amazing reviews and list the author as a best seller etc. I kept waiting for it to get somewhere and then it just ended leaving you hanging and confused. The main character is whiny and pathetic! I hate whiny-sad female leads in books. Now I will tell you that I did buy the second book ($6.99) and might have gotten a few chapters in before returning it. I was hoping that it would give me some kind of answer to my cliff hanger but it just continued to drag on with the same old whiny characters storyline. Maybe this one just wasn't the book for me because it has really great reviews and people seem to love it. It is currently $4.99 on amazon and I don't think I would pay for it if I had to. I'm cheap, really cheap when it comes to e-books and $4.99 is something I seriously think about before buying. I typically have to either love or have read the author before or referred by a friend. If I were to put a little price tag on it, I would say at most it should be $2.99. It wasn't a great book but it wasn't the worst thing I've ever read either. Just not my style of book so I really can't tell you one way or the other if you should try it out.
Table for two - Alexis lauren
Two people from different worlds come together. Isabella Violi owns a popular up and coming restaurant in New York City. Parker Davidson is a cocky rock star, that parties with the jetset. Isabella is happy with her life and her friends, running an establishment that is her dream come true. Parker is entrenched in the rock star lifestyle. Neither one wants to change, especially after meeting each other. But fate has other plans, mixing Cordon Bleu with the backstage zoo. When their worlds collide the heat doesn’t stay in the kitchen.
three little bookworms
I think I got this book for free when it was on the top 100 free list. I know I wouldn't have paid the $2.99 that it costs now. The book was 'okay'. It was very predictable and never seemed to build up to anything. Sometimes I felt like I was breezing through paragraphs because it basically only contained what the character did that day. I want a story not a detailed list of your boring life. I have a boring life hence why I want to read about an exciting one! I personally wouldn't buy it but since it was free and a fast read I can't complain too much.
of blood & bone - courtney cole
Love is dangerous…
“I’m a monster, Eva. There is no saving a monster. But I love that you want to try.”
My heart constricts at the expression on his face. He has no hope for himself, so I have to hope for him.
“You’re not a monster,” I argue softly. “You’re a man, Luca. A man like any other, you’re made of blood and bone.”
Luca Minaldi is powerful, rich and mesmerizing. But he is also a reclusive enigma. He lives in Malta, a fairytale-like place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best kept of them all.
Eva Talbot is spending the summer in Malta to finish up her doctoral dissertation. When she meets Luca, a mysterious and handsome shipping magnate, there is an instant attraction. He has a disturbing and beautiful energy that she has never felt before. But she senses the darkness that lives within him.
Eva is hired to care for his mother, a woman who suffers from dementia, but it is Luca who Eva will eventually risk everything to save. She desperately wants to reach inside of him and fix what is broken, while at the same time, she knows that she is falling for him. Her life becomes a swirling chaos of darkness and romance, of secrets and mystery. And the question that emerges will become the most important answer of all.
Can she save Luca from the darkness that plagues him without losing herself?
The answer is a matter of life or death.
3.5 Little bookworms
This book I did buy and would probably refer a friend to read because it is well written and cheap :D I've read books by Courtney Cole before and I find that she always has a dark twist that makes my skin crawl in a bad way. When I read 'Princess' a few months back I had a very similar feeling that occurred while reading this book as well. Maybe I am just weird, which is most likely the case. This book did catch me off guard at the end but nothing so over the top surprising that I would call it shocked. For the most part the book was entertaining although I expected something different when I first read about this book. It wasn't even close to how I pictured this book to be but that doesn't really mean it wasn't a good book either. It just wasn't the book I wanted nor did it change my mind about the fact it was so different than my mental image.
jenny pox - jl bryan
Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the "Jenny pox." She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town.
Then she meets the one boy she can touch. Jenny feels herself falling for Seth...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront his ruthless and manipulative girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.
free! free! free! on amazon!