Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tell Me You Want Me by Amelia James

Summary: A steamy romance sure to get your juices flowing. FOR ADULTS ONLY.

"I can give you exactly what you're asking for, Janie, and I can give it to you all night long." 

Their first kiss is impulsive, fun, a little wicked--everything Jane Elliot isn't looking for in a man--but desperately needs. Their second kiss is slow, deliberate, an instant connection--everything Austin Sinclair never had with a woman--and doesn't want.

Jane isn't the easy conquest Austin's used to. She's a stubborn-as-hell bookworm who's more interested in studying than dating. She needs a little--no--a lot of fun in her life, and Austin's just the guy who can give it to her. Too bad she thinks love should easy. Too bad Austin knows it isn't. 

Everybody told her to stay away from the heartbreaker, but Jane knows there's more to Austin than full-body contact kisses and bad boy charm. All he ever promised her was a good time and wow, does he ever deliver.

My Thoughts:

I read the summary for this book and I was so excited to get to read it last night, but I'm not sure that it fully reached my expectations. 

There were many good parts to this book. I loved the back and forth banter between Jane and Austin. She is the first girl that doesn't put up with his BS and not only does he like it, but us readers like it as well. Makes for some very humorous scenes. I really liked jane. Sure she still has things she needs to over come in life, but she doesn't let the expectations of others get in the way of her goals. 

The two best friends, Sarah and Jack, were great supporting characters. eaching giving their friends different things, but needed for the story to fully progress the way that it did. 

It was also great to see Austin overcome his fears. He learned that he can be a one woman man and that he doesn't have to be scared of his father. He can do what ever makes him happy and be with whoever makes him happy.

While there are many good points to this book, there just seemed to be something missing. In most books you get to that pivotal point in the storyline, the climax. I just never felt that we reached one in this book. I felt like I kept waiting for sometihng to happen but never did. Yes Austin overcame his fears, but it that part just felt like another part of the story that should be leading up to something. I guess the word for is dull. I was left wanting more by the end of the book. 

I don't regret reading the book, because there were some times that I laughed my butt off while reading it, and the romance scenes were greatly done!

Rating: 3.5 Stars!

Spark by Brigid Kemmerer

Summary: Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Like the fire that killed his parents.

Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it.

More than Gabriel’s pride is at stake -- this could cost him his family, maybe his life. And no one seems to hear him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.

Gabriel can’t let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking. (Summary by

My Thoughts:
I really loved Storm, but I wasn't really sure what to expect with Spark. Gabriel sure was a lovely surprise though! 

The whole book kind of centers around Gabriel wanting to learn how to control his element more. Like his element (fire) Gabriel is unpredictable and at time uncontrollable. It isn't until he meets Layne that he really starts to see a different side of life. One where he holds himself more accountable for his actions.

From the beginning, there are a series of fires that are set in which people are actually getting hurt. Gabriel and Hunter take it upon themselves to try to gain more control of Gabriel's element by going into those fires and attempting to rescue those that the firefighters can not get to. All goes well until Gabriel become the prime suspect in the string of arsons. You really have to feel sorry for Gabriel when it seems like everyone in his life thinks he is responsible for the fires...except Layne that is. 

Layne's relationship with her father is very complicated. I can not imagine how she dealt with her parents and still cam e out to be such a wonderful person. It seems she is the only one that can get through to Gabriel and Gabriel is the only one that can get close enough to learn Layne's secrets. 

I loved the way that Gabriel and Layne's relationship developed. It took time and was not an instant connection type deal. 

I had a feeling that I might know who was setting the fires, and I was right. It really set up the feeling of the next book of the series. Looks likes the trouble with the Guardians is not even close to being over!

Rating: 4 Stars!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Covet by Melissa Darnell

Dangerous to be together. Painful to be apart.
Savannah Colbert knows she broke up with Tristan Coleman for the right reasons. Most of all, to keep from killing him with her new vampire abilities. But try telling her heart. Now, lost in a sea of hostile Clann faces, Sav tries to come to terms with what she's becoming and what that means for her future. And that someone is doing their best to bully her into making a terrible mistake.

Tristan can't believe Sav won't even talk to him. If being apart is her decision, fine. Just don't expect him to honor it. But even as he prepares to fight for the girl he loves, forces beyond their control take them both in directions neither could have foreseen or prepared for.

A reckoning is coming… and not everyone will survive. (Summary by

My Thoughts:

Covet picks up right where Crave left off. They are on the plane headed home from the vampire council where Savannah has promised to brake up with Tristan. Within the first two chapters though, tragedy strikes at the hand of the Clann. Savannah also promises them to never be with Tristan again. Tristan is beyond heartbroken with Savannah's decision. He wants her to have the same faith in their relationship that he does. Savannah is also heartbroken, but knows that this is the only way to keep Tristan safe. 

Between all of the heartbreak, Savannah decides that it is time that she learns how to use magic. I was so happy that she took the initiative to teach herself. Her mom and grandma may have promised to never teach her magic, but Savannah never did promise to not teach herself. :)

To top it all off Savannah's body is going through even more changes, becoming more like a vampire. Which means, that she must do something that she never thought she would ever do...she must learn to feed. At this point in the book I had to admire how strong Savannah was. Everything she loves has been taken away from her and her life has been turned upside down. Sure she gets to be with her Dad more, but she misses everyone else that used to be in her life. 

I do not think that she would have done as well without her friends. Ron was the biggest surprise in the book as well as the information about the Keepers!

After seeing the vampire blood and clann blood mix, I so did not see the ending coming or everyone's reaction to the events. Savannah is left with a choice with no right or wrong answer, and I hope everything works out!

I would recommend this book to everyone that loved Crave and everyone else that is looking for a good original read! I literally could not put the book down until I finished it!

Rating: 4 Stars!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies… (Summary by

My Thoughts:

I could not wait for this book to come out! Obsidian left us right after Daemon saves Katy's life by healing her after she used her self as bait to lure the arum away from Dee and their home. While Katy is thankful for being saved, she is not too thrilled about the connection the healing has seemed to forge between her and Daemon. She is convinced that since Daemon didn't want her before he healed her, that anything he feels for her now is only due to the connection. SHe doesn't want someone to be with her because of some crazy alien induced connection, she wants someone to really want to be with her without feeling forced.

Daemon has never been more sure of his feeling for Katy, but not matter what he does or says, he can not convince her that he wanted her before he healed her, and his attraction to her is not because of their new connection. Then enters Blake. Katy is all to thrilled to have a chance to go out with a "normal" boy who might actually want to spend time with her because he WANTS to! But things are never as they seem and even Blake has a secret.

Katy is left to make a lot of hard decisions in this book and things quickly spiral out of control. While Katy has learned to control some of her new powers, there is still a lot left to learn and unfortunately she has put her trust in the wrong person. 

Things heat up for katy and Daemon even through all of their bickering. All I could think of is finally!!!! 

The ending is so sad, I really wanted to cry. I was not expecting someone to actually die in this book and I can see how those events are going to shape the rest of the books in this series. 

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a hilarious and romantic read. Daemon and Katy both will have you laughing out loud and unable to put the book down until you have read every last word! 

Rating: 5 Stars!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. 

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 

If I don't kill him first, that is. (Summary by

My Thoughts:

This is the type of book that once you start, you don't put it down until you have finished the darn thing. Wow! The complicated relationship between Katy and Daemon had me eagerly turning the pages to see what Daemon would do next to piss Katy off. And then the laptop scene...finally! I about jumped for joy! 

I can understand why Daemon is so standoffish though. His main priority is to his sister. Dee is his world and he would do anything to keep her safe, even it is means pretending that he doesn't feel a connection with Katy. He even seems to confuse himself with his actions towards her half of the time. Luckily Dee keeps Katy around. She just wants everyone to get along and have a normal friend.

Katy is everything Daemon really needs. She is strong, independent, and will never put up with crap from anybody. I loved how seriously she took their secret and how well she took the fact that her best friend and her brother were aliens! Then she put herself in the line of fire twice, once to save Daemon and the other to protect Dee, with the Arum. Katy is also quite humorous. Half of the time her thoughts had me cracking up/ laughing out loud. Combine her with the bubbly personality of Dee and you have an awesome friendship! 

My favorite scene was probably the cafeteria scene. I do not like Ash and to see Katy go all food ninja on her was just priceless! :)

I would totally recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read! The ending will have you running out to buy the next book in the series for sure!

Rating: 5 Stars! 

While it Lasts by Abbi Glines

 Maybe driving home after a few (or more) shots of tequila had been a bad idea, but hell, he did it all the time. The cops had to have been freaking bored to have pulled him over. He wasn’t even swerving! That’s Cage York’s story and he’s sticking to it.

Unfortunately, his baseball coach isn’t buying it. Cage has a free ride to the local junior college for baseball -- or he did, until he’d gotten a DUI. Now, Cage has to decide: does he drop out and give up his dream of getting noticed by a college in the SEC, and possibly making it into the Major Leagues -- or does he give in to his coach’s demands and spend his summer baling hay?

Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step when she was eight years old. Not once over the years had she lost sight of her goals. Josh Beasley, her next door neighbor, had been the center of those goals. He’d been her first boyfriend at seven, her first kiss at ten, her first date at fifteen, and her first tragedy at eighteen. The moment she’d received the phone call from Josh’s mother saying he’d been killed along with four other soldiers just north of Baghdad, Eva’s carefully planned life imploded in the worst way possible.

Cage isn’t real happy with his closet-sized bedroom in the back of a foul smelling barn, or his daily interactions with cows, but he knows that if he doesn’t make his coach happy then he can kiss his scholarship goodbye. Only a sick and twisted man would decide his punishment was to be working on a farm all summer. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows.

Oh -- and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he’s every seen. But she doesn’t count, because as hard as he’s tried to charm her out of her panties - he’s pretty sure she’d rather see him hung from the rafters than let him get a taste of her pretty little lips. (Summary from

My Thoughts: 

After finishing this book, my first thought was holy sh*t! What a ride! You start out feeling so sorry for Eva. She has lost the most important person in her life and is officially stuck and can't move past what has happened. Then all of a sudden Cage shows up and turns her world completely upside down. Cage had me torn between wanting to roll my eyes at him and laugh at him at the same time. I was so happy when we got to see that he could tone down his life and really open up to someone. Eva is just the girl for him! 

The chemistry between Cage and Eva is undeniable! I would stick this book in the mature YA book lists. The sex scenes, were tastefully done, and enough said :). I could not believe what a jerk her dad was to Cage. I understand he wants to protect his daughter, but she is twenty years old, not sixteen. I was so happy that the book ended the way that it did. Seeing Cage heartbroken was beyond surprising and incredibly sad. 

The supporting characters in the book were great as well. Jeremy went up and beyond the call of brotherly duty. He took care of Eva for so long, I was happy that he finally realized that he too needed to start living his life and I think that is also what helped Eva see that it was time to move on. It was also great to see Marcus and Low again. Just helps bring all the characters full circle. 

I absolutely cried when she goes back to his grave. It ended the whole story perfectly. I would not change a darn thing about this book! I literally could not put it down until I finished it, so readers be warned. Don't start this book unless you have the time to read it all! You will be so disappointed if you have to stop!

Rating: 4.5 Stars!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies

Summary: When she wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, Skye knows something terrible has happened to her. It's not until she hears Asher, the dark, rebellious angel she fell in love with, that the memories come flooding back. She tries to put the past behind her, but she knows she'll be forever haunted by the ruthless betrayal that almost took her life.

Skye returns home, but with the knowledge of who she really is, nothing can ever be the same. As she tests the limits of her newfound powers, Skye discovers that she's capable of far more than anyone could have imagined. Both the Order and the Rebellion want her for their side as war between the factions looms. She can't forget the terrifying truth she now knows about the Order, but something holds her back from embracing the Rebellion. (Summary from

My Thoughts: I was really happy and excited with the first book in this series, A Beautiful Dark. The cliffhanger ensured that when A Fractured Light came out I bought it as soon as possible, but it was not what I was expecting. I felt like the book just kept repeating the same things over and over again. At times i just wished Skye would make up her mind and choose between the boys too, I felt so bad for both of them by the end of the book. I did like that Skye has decided to go her own way in life, it was great to see how much she matured in the book as well, but the book as an entirety just felt lacking. It just didn't have that story line that kept you on edge and didnt' allow you to put the book down. Don't get me wrong, there are some great things happening in this book, and I believe the next book in the series will be phenomenal. But for me, this book in the series slightly dull. Still glad I read it because the ending was absolutely heartbreaking and I didn't see that one coming!

My Rating: 3.5 Stars!

The Mephisto Kiss by Trinity Faegen

Summary: The eyes never lie. No one’s eyes are darker than Eryx. Not even the Devil’s.

When Jax and Sasha first see Jordan Ellis, they know she is no ordinary teenager. She’s the daughter of the President after all, but she’s also Anabo – a descendant of Eve.

What they don’t know is that Eryx plans to kidnap Jordan and force President Ellis to pledge his soul. If Eryx’s plot succeeds, the consequences would be catastrophic.

But the Mephisto brothers do know about Jordan’s secret identity. And for one of them, she could be the match that leads to their soul’s salvation.
Now it’s a desperate race against time to save Jordan and prevent Eryx’s haunting eyes from discovering her true identity. (Summary from

My Thoughts:

This story was a roller coaster of emotions. From the first page you are sucked right into the story and from there on there is never a dull moment. Kyros (Key) was one of the brothers from the first book that really intrigued me and I was thrilled to get to read his story. Always known as the brother that keeps everyone and himself in line, it was wonderful to see another side to him. Key has to earn Jordan's love, instead of one of those instant connections and so it really allowed you to also fall in love with both of them along the way. 

Eryx also plays a much bigger role in this story and with that comes many complications. You get to see just how deceitful Eryx can be. The way he plays on Key's warring emotions for him and Jordan's wanting to help those she loves had me hating him even more as the story progressed. Then just when you think the story is going to end all nice and neat, you come to the realization that this could end very badly and it had me praying for Kyros and Jordan. Jordan is a very complex character. This whole world of lost souls is new to her, so I understand that she feels all this guilt and other strong emotions, but at the end I wanted to strangler her. I can't believe she actually fell for it! Thankfully Kyros is an amazing man that loves Jordan and would do anything for her!

Overall this was a great book. I could have used some more time when it was just Kyros and Jordan, but other than that there are no complaints here. I loved that we got to see so much of Sash and Jax in this book! It made my day! I also loved how Eryx played a bigger part of the story, instead of just being this ominous secretive character that is talked about but rarely seen. 

Rating: 4 Stars!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout Cover Reveal!

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

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USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cursed Review

Cursed by Jennifer Armentrout

Ember is cursed, or at least that is what she believes. After a terrible accident that tore her family apart, Ember has been trying to keep the pieces of her life together and take care of her sister Olivia. Because she technically didn't survive the accident; her sister brought her back after she died, and now everything Ember touches dies. Soon Ember is introduced to a world where there are others like her, and can maybe help her learn how to live with her curse. That is if she can learn who it is that can actually be trusted.

I loved this book. I've read books that include a person that can kill with one touch, but Armentrout used her amazing writing skills and put her own unique spin on the story. I have to admit that most books with this sort of plot are not my thing, but once again Armentrout has produced an amazing and gripping story that I could not put down once I started to read it.

The romance between Hayden and Ember was believable. Some books go for that instant connection, but here Hayden had to earn Ember's trust and along the way her love. It had me cheering for them by the end of the book. :)

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good read that doesn't drag on that has a really good twist at the end. Worthy of 5 stars. I also love how Armentrout ended the book without using a cliffhanger, but she also left the story open so that she could continue it as a series if she ever wanted to and I hope she does!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I was hoping to put up my cursed review this morning, but the nook version of Cursed by J. Armentrout is still not available. This is the only time that I have wished for a kindle, since the book is up on amazon right now. :( If it doesn't show up by the end of today I will go ahead and post my review for Obsidian, but my fingers are crossed. :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Patience.... :(

Jennifer Armentrout has a new book out today called Cursed! I have been over the moon waiting for it! Unfortunately it seems there is a problem with the ebook version and my Barns and Noble store here in town tells me they will not be carrying at that location, so I am stuck waiting. Patience has never really been my thing, but I am trying :). Will get this book read today and will post the review for it tonight when I'm at work. Until then, fingers crossed that it shows up soon!!!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Beautiful Disaster

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

In many books you read about these perfect romances where the guy always says the right thing and they fall head of heels in love within seconds of meeting each other. That is not Jamie McGuire's style at all. The romance in the book was real. As you are reading, you can see the connection as it starts and as it all develops. There is nothing perfect about it, except that it is perfectly human, meaning emotions run wild and characters say and do things that they may learn to regret later on.
My favorite part was watching how Travis changes. He tries so hard to be the best Travis he can be for Abby, and even when he messes up, he leaves the reader still cheering for him. :) Though the scene were Abby meets Travis' family is beyond hilarious. Got to love a girl that knows how to hold her own amongst that crowd.

The book also didn't have just one main event and then the story was over. I would consider two parts of the story major climaxes that worked well with each other and ultimately led to the ending that left me feeling nothing but smiles.

I would give this book a full five stars if I had a rating system, but if you are offended by certain language, drinking, or sex, I would have to say that this book would not be for you. That being said, I would encourage everyone to give this book a try, especially with the news that Travis' point of view (Walking Disaster) will be published in April of 2013.

Best college romance book I have ever read!

Coming Soon!

Now that things have calmed down at work and home, I can finally get back to reviews! I will post my first one tonight. (Gotta wait until the fiance isn't around to distract me!) I have decided to make my first one Beautiful Disaster and then I will move on to the Lux series.  Yay!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Today I finally got down to business and decided it was time that I create my own blog so...

Welcome to my daily obsession!

You know the old saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Not a big fan of apples, but I do read a book a day. No exaggeration, I really do just read that fast and with all this reading, I feel as if I should be sharing my knowledge of all of the great books I have read or will be reading in the future. I love reading other people's reviews on books and I look forward to finally having a place to talk with others that share my obession. (My fiance just doesn't understand ;) )

Hopefully will post my first review tomorrow, but I first want to get this whole page set up completed before I do anything else. Figure out how to add a countdown or two and eventually go to work :).