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Friday, July 19, 2013

Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2) by Jamie McGuire

“And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her. ” Jamie McGuire - Walking Disaster

Though I finished this book sometime ago, it was the best book I've ever read. After reading Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1) and falling in love with Abby & (in lust) with Travis, there was absolutely NO WAY I was not going read to his POV.

As with its predecessor, I was hooked from beginning to end; reveling in each and every word. I enjoyed the fast paced action scenes that prevented the story from going slow - a definite page turner.

The characters were even more adorable this time around to see them thru Travis's eyes. Jamie truly amazed me with her mad writing skills by bringing Travis and Abby to life. I totally felt Travis's happiness when he fell in love with Abby and felt his heartache when she left him. She knows her stuff and she can write a good story, especially male characters.

I found Abbey questionable as times (why does she keep giving Travis such a hard time!?!?), I just wanted to pull my hair out, strand by strand. There were times when Abbey drove me nearly mad.

The ending is a tad bittersweet since it's the end of Travis and Abbey's tale. But the epilogue provides a sneak peak into their future so that helps. It does, however, provide a fast-paced introduction to the Maddox brothers. And, according Jamie's website, she's writing books for each brother: Trent, Thomas and the twins :) YAY!  I'm excited to see what else she has in store for us.

This book was a pleasure to read. Even after the first time. Though I recommend book 1 first, there's no need for it, as book 2 can stand on its own. I also thought this book was stronger than book 1 - or maybe I'm just partial to Travis :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Last Strand by Van Krishna

A copy of this novel was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

The beginning was a bit confusing to read and follow. It jumped from one thing to another. since it had a good premise of the story, it may have been better if the book began with a prologue where Liz learns her parents are killed. Then the story picks up from there.

Normally I ignore grammatical errors; however, I felt the errors took away from the story.

With the anticipation built up after the "gun fight", I was expecting more of a climax or any climax. Thought the chapter/scene where the girls were acting as the judge, jury, and executioner, was immature and didn't "fit" with Nick's character.

I would be a fool to not love Nick - who wouldn't :) Van did a wonderful job with the characters and building the relationship between Liz & Nick.

Is there going to be a second book? Think the ending or epilogue was missing from my book or did I miss it?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

More Than This by Jay McLean

*I received an e-copy of this book for an honest review*
First off, loved how the main character is Filipino (Pinoy Pride). Being Filipino, I love it :)

This was such a fantastic and enjoyable story, that I've become a fan of Jay McLean in her debut. I loved, laughed, and cried while reading Mikayla and Jake's roller coaster, intense, and amazing journey.

The POV switched between Mikayla and Jake, and I loved their internal conflict and their reactions to the different scenarios: death, breakups, college, love, and sex.  A little of everything. Jay did a good job of tying all these events and characters together.

Jake fucking Andrews!! Need I say more!?!?!

And the ending, Epilogue, was icing on the cake!! As if the story wasn't intense enough...BAM!! It hits you like a brick wall and you're left craving more. 
For the love of baby aliens everywhere...please let there be a book 2 on Logan!!!

Obession by Jennifer Armentrout

Jeez...where to begin with this latest release! As with all of Jennifer's book, I loved everything about it!!

I thought the storyline was original and gave a new twist to the Lux series. In the previous Lux books, the Arums are portrayed as the "bad guys"; it was good to see a different side of them. Obsession also provides the history between the Luxen and Arums and their ongoing war.

I was lured into the story within the first few pages. Literally, "something" happens on just about every page...nothing about this story is slow or boring.  It has a little of everything: humor, action (lots of action), drama, and of course, romance. I thought switching perspectives between Hunter and Serena kept the story interesting. It became quite the page turner and it was such a pleasure to read.

As for the characters...who doesn't LOVE (drool, fantasize, or want) bad-boy Hunter. What's not to love. He's the proverbial "complete package", if you don't mind him being an alien. I'm pretty sure there were other characters in the story too lol.  I liked how Hunters characters evolves over the course of the story. He started off as just an arrogant @ss, but as the story progresses, we learn the reasons for his attitude and that he is capable of caring.

I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone :)