Monday, August 10, 2015

COVER REVEAL | THE ALLURE OF DEAN HARPER by R.S. Grey


Title: The Allure of Dean Harper
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Oct 2015
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From: LilyNBlack@Gmail.com
To: JosephineKeller@VogueMagazine.com
Subject: You’re a flippin’ idiot
Good morning my dear, naive friend,
I hope you’re enjoying a breakfast of regret and sorrow.
Why?
Because you sent me to work for Dean Harper, aka a control freak in a tailor-made suit. Sure he owns the trendiest restaurants in NYC, but c'mon Jo, his ego makes Kanye West look like the Dalai Lama.
He's the type of guy that only hears the word “no” when it's followed by “don’t stop.”

Friday, August 7, 2015

MINI BOOK REVIEWS | SWEET ADDICTION by J. Daniels and A MILLION MILES AWAY by Lara Avery

Title: SWEET ADDICTION 
Author: J. Daniels
Publication Date: August 2014

SYNPOSIS


Wedding hookups never amount to anything.

Those who partake in this wicked little activity know the rules. Get in. Get laid. Get out. There's no expectation of a relationship. It is what it is.

Dylan Sparks knows the rules. She’s familiar with the protocol. And she engages in the best sex of her life with a complete stranger at her ex-boyfriend’s wedding.

Reese Carroll doesn’t care about the rules. He wants more than just one night with Dylan.

And Dylan finds him too addicting to pass up.

Sweet Addiction is the story of one woman’s struggle to keep things casual, and one man’s desire to never let her go.

Warning: This book contains adult themes. 18+


Purchase links: Amazon | B&N


I do not recommend for you to read this book in a public place. You definitely do not want to embarass yourself, right? I tried it. I opened my Kindle app, read where I left off and laughed because of certain OMG scene and yep, you don't want to know what happened next.

Oh boy, I finished SWEET ADDICTION by J. Daniels a few days ago and wow, it was totally a "fans-myself-oh-so-hot" read with a sprinkle of laugh out loud and squeal-worthy scenes here and there. Looking back to the books that I've recently read, it had actually been a long time since I've read something hilarious and uber sexy at the same time. So it's really a good thing that I came across this book, purchased it off of Kindle and gave this book a try. I had a good time reading it. Damn, where can I find my own Reese Carroll? Dylan's one lucky btch for nabbing him. Aside from Dylan and Reese (who both frustrated me in some parts), another character that stood out for me is Joey! I need a friend in my life who's like Joey. Someone who can make me laugh and who can knock some sense into my head if needed. I swear, Joey's got the best timing and lines in this book!!! I just had a small problem with the drama thrown in it. Most especially towards the end part. I think, I would have liked it more if we could have just avoided the whole "overhearing" fiasco.

I know that there's a sequel to Dylan and Reese's story and I'm planning to read it after I finished the ARC of Bounce by Noelle August. To those who have read the sequel, what can you say about it? How's the drama going on in there? Please share your thoughts. Thank you. :) 

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BOOK REVIEW | WHEN I'M GONE by Abbi Glines

Title: WHEN I'M GONE 
Author: Abbi Glines (Website | Twitter)
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

SYNOPSIS 


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in the Rosemary Beach series, in which we meet Mase, a Texas heartthrob first introduced in Take a Chance who comes to Rosemary Beach to stir things up.

I had an urge to fix all her problems. Which was stupid. She was doing fine without me. But something about those big eyes…

Mase Colt-Manning has always preferred his humble life as a Texas rancher to his birthright as the son of a legendary rock star. In fact, he rarely visits his father’s rarefied world in Rosemary Beach, especially if it means bunking at his vile half-sister Nan’s house—until one visit leads to a chance encounter with a young, gorgeous house maid who awakens him with her off-key but spirited imitation of a country music star…

Reese Ellis finally has her freedom. After escaping a lifetime of abuse from her parents and classmates for an undiagnosed learning disorder, she seizes the opportunity to be a house maid to some of the richest families in Rosemary Beach. But her job is in jeopardy when she causes an accident at the home of her most important client, Nan Dillon. When a hot, half-naked stranger with a cowboy’s swagger comes to her rescue, she’s intrigued—then afraid once he shows his own interest. Reese has never met a trustworthy man in her life. Will Mase be any different?


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I don't care if there were parts in When I'm Gone that were predictable because I just love (love, love, love) Reese and Mase together, the Rosemary Beach series and the other characters in it. It is nice to go back from time to time to a setting/world that I love, seeing the other characters from the previous books interacting and knowing what there life is now after their particular books have ended. If I have to compare it to the Sea Breeze series, I have to say that the story lines and characters in RB series are more complicated and has more depth than SB. I'm not saying that I didn't enjoy my time reading books from SB series and that I don't care about the characters because I genuinely did have fun and I do care about them. It's just that for me, RB series digs deeper into the characters and character-related conflicts than SB. 

Here in When I'm Gone, we are introduced to Reese Ellis who has a whole lot of complications happening with her character. She has a case of untreated dyslexia and a dark past which involves her family. Her problem isn't fully resolved here but we see her dealing with it and witness her easing herself away from the cloud of darkness that seems to always come along with her. Knowing about her situation, it is always a joy to see her happy and being excited about the things (even the small ones) that are happening to her. She really deserves happiness in her life. But then, Glines managed to throw in another curve ball. Oh god, the sequel will surely be a roller coaster ride for her character. It feels like she'll be completely thrown off with this very huge development in her life and I don't know how she'll react on this. It could go two ways. I don't know. I guess, I have to read the next book to find out.

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