REVIEW: Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

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Title: Never Never
Author: Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance/Mystery
Release Date: January 7th, 2015
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SYNOPSIS

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.

My FEEEELINGS
AAAHHH!!!!!! I HONESTLY DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START.
So, the story.
Charlie and Silas are two people who woke up with no recollection of their past whatsoever. They have no idea what their worlds are built on. But all they know is that they woke up at the same time, in the same situation. At this point, I’m going to stop, because if I tell you anything else, it will be a spoiler. And *spoiler free zone* 😉
That said, I LOOOOVED THIS STORY. The plot twists. The feeeels. The rekindling friendships. Reading Charlie and Silas discovering little bits of themselves everyday made me fall in love with them. I felt their pain and confusion and happiness every single step of the way, and they had me on edge, like
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Never Never was definitely a book I would read a million times over, and if you have read Don’t Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout, it had that mystery/suspense feel to it, which I absolutely loooved. It had everything I appreciate in a boy, girl, and book. The humor, puns, gorgeous boy, confident girl. But what I liked most about it was the way everything fell into place so perfectly.
The mystery in this book, in my opinion, was FLAWLESS. There were sooo many scenarios running through my head at any given moment, trying to guess what Silas and Charlie’s pasts were, but with every detail and every scene, I lost myself in their story a little more. This book told me nothing, and so much at the same time. One minute you think you know what’s going to happen and BAM! NOPE. There go your predictions.
And I cannot forget about the writing. Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher are goddesses, suffice to say. I can’t get over how brilliantly they put this story on paper. Like, please.

We’re branded. You and me. We are so in love, Charlie. You feeling it yet? Do I make your heart go pitter patter

The only thing that I felt was the story was too short, and the craziest part of the book was basically squished into the last chapter, but I kinda loved it like that because it made the suspense more potent. Anyways, I completely recommend reading this. It is definitely up there on my lists of breathtakingly suspenseful books. But BE WARNED. The cliffhanger is one that made me stare at my computer for a good 10 minutes, with a face like:
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 I’m gonna make you fall in love with me again.
4.5 BUTTERFLIES FROM THIS GIRL!! 🙂
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DONT FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE NEXT IN THE SERIES!!!!

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Title: Never Never: Part Two
Author: Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance/Mystery
Release Date: May 17th, 2015
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RELEASE DAY BLITZ: A Whole New Crowd by Tijan

HAPPY RELEASE DAY TO TIJAN!!! AWNC IS NOW LIVE!!!

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Title: A Whole New Crowd
Author: Tijan
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 18th, 2014
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SYNOPSIS

Taryn grew up in a different world. Her boyfriend was a criminal. His older brother was part of a gang. They weren’t great people, but they were her family. Then everything changes when she’s sent to a new family in the neighboring town. New family. New friends. A new world. She’s elated. This is her chance for a new beginning, but secrets start being revealed and Taryn learns her new life has some ties to her old one, ties that she’s not happy about. Her new family might not have been the lucky break she thought she had.

TEASER ALERT  🙂
Then he nodded. “Congratulations.”
“On what?”
“You earned their respect.”
I snorted. “I don’t care.”
“I know.” A smile teased at the corners of his lips. “They saw that too and because of that, they fear you now.”
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About the Author

Tijan started writing later in life, after she had already graduated college with a different direction in mind and a different degree under her belt. Hitting the brakes on that path, she taught herself how to write a good book and began posting at sites such as Fictionpress, along with Wattpad. After receiving such encouraging messages from readers, she self-published Fallen Crest High and has continued throughout the year. She continues to keep writing NA books!

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REVIEW: Break the Sky by Nina Lane

HI! So, I love Nina Lane, and her writing, and Break the Sky was no exception to this love! Go on, and read my 4.5 star review! LOVED it! 🙂
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Title: Break the Sky
Author: Nina Lane
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: July 29th, 2014
Source: I was given a review copy from Literati Author Services in return for an honest review
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SYNOPSIS

A sizzling hot, new SPIRAL OF BLISS spin-off novel from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane

“Do you ever let go, storm girl?” he asked. “Ever lose control? Ever surrender?”
“Never,” I whispered. “I never surrender.”
A smile of both promise and warning curved his beautiful mouth.
“You will.”

Atmospheric scientist Kelsey March is under siege. Her tornado research project is on the skids and she’s fighting conflict in her university department. So when irresistible bad boy Archer West suggests a hot, wild fling while he’s in town, Kelsey is unable to resist his sexy offer.

Kelsey and Archer embark on a intense, exhilarating affair. But soon their differences and private battles encroach on their desire, and Kelsey discovers that Archer is a storm she can’t control.

My FEEEELINGS
SO, Break the Sky! Totally won me over. And I absolutely LOVED it. 🙂
Three things that I LOVED:
The completely swoonworthy hero who not only was perfectly bad boyish, but also sassy and HOT
The strong, strom-chasing, and sexy professor (#girlpower) 😉
A man who’s good with a baby
Oh wait…make that four things: THE HOT SCENES. *OMG SWOOOON*
Okay, so Kelsey March is our heroine. She is the type of woman who battled her way through life and made the perfect living for herself. But she has the demons and every one of those demons is what Archer West (our man and yes, the brother of Dean from the Spiral of Bliss series) threatens to bring up in her life. She hates losing control. She hates taking risks. But what ends up happening? Yup. I already really admired Kelsey from Dean and Liv’s stories, but her personality of humor mixed with vulnerability and a tinge of sass made me fall in girl-crush mode. sigh.
And Archer. I mean, what more can I say than:
FANGIRLING
Hehe. I absolutely loved Archer. He was the perfect mix of badass, romantic, and SEXY AS HELL. With SEXY AS HELL taking the lead 😉
I enjoyed every moment he had with Kelsey, and there was no moment where I didn’t really make me smile or swoon. He was on fire.
“Liar, liar, pants on fire,” I said instead.
“Oh my pants are definitely on fire, baby”
I MEAN COME ON. *fans self*
And then he goes again.
KELSEY: No. I’m in the cereal aisle of the grocery store.
ARCHER:I’ll frost your flakes good, baby.
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Seriously. I loved him
The book in itself was one gorgeous read. I thought it started off a bit slow, but don’t worry later, you will be balling, laughing so hard, and sighing and swooning and fanning to the max. It got exponentially better as the book went on, and once again, Nina Lane delivered a story that touched my heart, made it pound, made it it stop, and then restarted it again. Beautiful.
I triple dog dare you to read this SCORCHING HOT love story, because it will definitely sweep you off you feet. I mean, how could it not with a panty-dropping, sex-on-wheels kind of guy 😉

I guarantee that by the end of this book, you will have a new book boyfriend, a new girl crush, and a HUGEASS book hangover. 🙂 3..2..1…GO!

4.5 SWOONWORTHY BUTTERFLIES from me!! 🙂

4.5 butterflies

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FOLLOW/LIKE Nina Lane, because she’s a writer with a god-given gift that cannot be refused 🙂
OTHER BOOKS FROM NINA LANE:
The Spiral of Bliss Series:
Arouse (#1): Goodreads | Amazon ( FREE!) | B&N 
Allure (#2) : Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Awaken (#3): Goodreads Amazon | B&N

ARC REVIEW: Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton

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Title: Rusty Nailed
Author: Alice Clayton
Series: Cocktail Series #2
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: June 24th2014
Source: I was given a review copy from Netgalley in return for an honest review
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In this sequel to Wallbanger, the second book in the Cocktail series, fan favorites Caroline and Simon negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in San Francisco.

Playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on her honeymoon, Caroline’s working crazy long hours to keep the interior design company running—especially since she’s also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel on Sausalito. So with her hotshot photographer boyfriend gallivanting all over the world for his job, she and Simon are heavy-duty into “absence makes the heart grow fonder” mode. Neither has any complaints about the great reunion sex, though! Then Simon decides he’s tired of so much travelling, and he’s suddenly home more. A lot more. And wanting Caroline home more, too. Though their friends’ romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort their relationship out. Neither wants “out of sight, out of mind,” but can they create their own happy mid-ground cliché?

USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton delivers another delicious, frothy cocktail of a book, shaking up her characters, stirring in laugh-out-loud humor, and serving sizzling romance straight up!

My Feelings!
AAAAAND THEY’RE BACK!!!! SIMON AND CAROLINE ARE BAACK!!!!! 🙂 🙂 When I first saw Rusty Nailed on my Kindle, I couldn’t stop staring because I was just SO excited 🙂 And then I dove right in! I really like Rusty Nailed. To be honest, not as much as Wallbanger because it wasn’t as funny, but it was such a great read because of the characters, especially my favs, Simon, Caroline, and of course, Clive the cat (: And of course, the support staff: Mimi, Sophia, Ryan, Neal, and Jillian made their appearances! YAY!
Alright, so, Caroline? Yup. Still the gorgeous, witty, hilarious, and best heroine ever. Except, now we get to see the angsty side of her. Rusty Nailed was more on the after-happily-ever-what-could-go-wrong side, in that a lot of the book was Simon and Caroline exploring their relationship and figuring out how to balance everything in their lives while moving forward. So, there was a bit more drama and NO NO NO!!! moments in this one. But I LOVED IT. I loved the trouble and angst because it made the book so engaging and easy to read and so easy to stay in touch with the characters and their feelings. So, basically, I really loved it because of Caroline’s down-to-earth, no shitting me attitude. I seriously love her. Because of her character and narration throughout the book, awkward moments became hilarious, and funny & cute moments were ADORABLE. So, even though this book wasn’t as funny as Wallbanger, it was still hella funny 🙂
AND SIMON!!!! hehe. 😉 Simon is seriously the greatest man ever. He is funny, sooooo kind, GORGEOUS, HOT, and of course, a world-traveling photographer. So, basically, the perfect man. 😉 And the perfection continued in Rusty Nailed. Simon was completely adorable once again. The obsession with the breads ( and every other food the Caroline makes) makes an appearance! YES! And every time, it is the funniest thing ever when he’s drooling over food. And more than that, he’s the sweet Simon too! But he’s a sweet Simon with a bit of sass and lots of humor too.
..”Look, I adore you, and I want a home. Again. With you.”
That did it. Cue the waterworks.
“You’re killing me Simon.” I sniffled, tears and nose beginning to run.
“I know. I’m very cute when I’m vulnerable,” he said, making me snort in a very unladylike manner.
HEHE SEE!!! Simon and Caroline are totally back 🙂 I really love the easygoing yet serious relationship that Simon and Caroline have. I think in Rusty Nailed, a lot of the tensions are outside factors, like work and friend drama, but they always get through it, whether it’s with little moments or a huge blowout of emotion. I absolutely love how they’re so funny and complement each other so well, and it was such a great read, to see them strike, yet again. Their relationship is the best.

“Well, good goddamn, Dr. Phil, color me impressed,” I said, clinking my coffee cup next to his. “So what do we do next? Y’know, as people in a relationship after they’ve resolved a conflict?”

“Pretty sure a blow job should follow this,” he said seriously.

HAHA
So, even though we actually see a lot of Mimi, Ryan, Neal, Sophia, and Jillian, Simon and Caroline are still, hands-down, my favs 🙂
 They had me laughing until my stomach kind of hurt, and clutching my bed sheet in fear in their angsty moments, so it was kind of fantastic 😉
Rusty Nailed was a great read. It was a great mix of everything you want to see in a book. It had the
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HAHAHA. Basically, you should really read it, because you will fall in love with Simon and Caroline, and Clive, ONCE AGAIN 🙂

4.5 HILARIOUS BUTTERFLIES from me!! 🙂

4.5 butterflies

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OTHER BOOKS FROM ALICE CLAYTON:
The Cocktail Series:
Wallbanger (#1): Goodreads | Amazon | B&NMy Review ***ON SALE FOR $2.99********
COMING SOON on Sept. 2: Screwdrivered (#3) : Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
COMING SOON on Dec. 2: Mai Tai’d Up (#4): Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
The Redhead Series:
The Unidentified Redhead (#1): Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
The Redhead Revealed (#2): Goodreads| Amazon | B&N
The Redhead Plays Her Hand (#3): Goodreads| Amazon | B&N
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REVIEW: My Sweetest Escape by Chelsea M. Cameron

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Title: My Sweetest Escape

Author: Chelsea M. Cameron

Series: My Favorite Mistake #2

Release Date: January 28th, 2014

Genre: New Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

The past will always find you.

Jos Archer was the girl with the perfect life; until the night it all came crashing down around her. Now, nine months later, she still hasn’t begun to pick up the pieces. Even transferring to a new college and living under the watchful eye of her older sister, Renee, isn’t enough to help her feel normal again.

And then she meets Dusty Sharp. For reasons Jos can’t begin to fathom, the newly reformed campus bad boy seems determined to draw her out of her shell. And if she’s not careful, his knowing green eyes and wicked smile will make her feel things she’s no longer sure she deserves.

But even as Dusty coaxes Jos to open up about the past, he’s hiding secrets of his own. Secrets about the night her old life fell apart. When the truth is finally revealed, will it bring them closer together;or tear them apart for good?

 

My Feelings!! 🙂
OHMYFREAKINGOODNESS. I REALLY REALLY REALLLY LOVED THIS BOOK 😀 ♥

So, I’m going to be honest here and say that I haven’t read the first book in this series. I just skipped to the second one, because the blurb sounded like a great one. I was so totally right 😀 😀 My Sweetest Escape was one of the cutest and most cutting novels I’ve read, because it touched on real issues like only a few book I’ve read have.

So, let’s start of with Joscelyn, aka the main gal character. She’s not in the best of places; she’s torn up about a loss she’s had, and once the perfect daughter/sister, she’s now reforming her life, and, in a way, living it the way she wants to. But, her ghosts still haunt her. Enter Dusty, aka the main guy character. BASICALLY, he’s one hot college man who’s got a lot on his shoulders, but is pretty darn funny, and is the only one to really break through to Jos. HEH. I really do love me some redemption/reform stories. They make my heart all warm and fuzzy. 🙂 My Sweetest Escape was NO different!

Let’s take a minute to appreciate Dusty, his wicked sense of humor, and his wicked appearance.

“So I’m guessing some guy is going to drive us home now? Some guy named Dusty?”

Another hand descended on my shoulder, but it wasn’t Hannah this time.

“You would be correct, Hanna Gillepsie.”

“You know, one of these times you’re going to do that and I’m going to think you’re trying to kill me and I might kick you in the junk.”

“My junk would be honored,” he said.

^^ HAHAHAHAHA. See? He has a great sense of humor 😉 *dances the happy dance*

And then, as always, there’s the supporting cast. There’s Jos’s overprotective sister: Renee, Renee’s boyfriend, Paul, and the roommate, Darah, Mase, Taylor, and Hunter, who are GREAT, btw. and they’re all couples. MORE LOVE IN THE HOUSE! But, my favorite supporting character was HANDS DOWN Hannah. She was this completely weird and unique girl that Jos meets in one of her classes, but the good kind of weird; the endearing kind. Her struggles are due to the huge burn scar she has. Hannah was my absolute favorite for multiple reasons, but the top one was her ability to let go of all the self-consciousness. She really didn’t give a crap about what other people thought of her scar, and she went on living her life as if nothing had ever happened. Or at least she tried.

“Damn, you clean up good, girl,” Hannah said as she swept into the car, wearing a black shift dress. It was the first time I’d seen her arms bare and I saw that the burn traveled down her neck and over her arm, as well.

“It’ll be too dark, and most people will be too drunk to notice,” she said, turning her arm back and forth as if she were looking at it for the first time. “Plus, I love this dress and I’m not going to let anything stop me from wearing it.”

She was awesome.

YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN. I agree with Jos. This girl was all kinds of awesome! *grins*

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OK, so now that we all know Hannah was ALMOST the best part of the book, let’s head on over to the actual couple 🙂

Jos and Dusty were SO DARN PERFECT for each other. Yeah, they start out friend zoned, because of their pasts, and then it becomes something more. But, their story was believable, and it had me rooting for the two before they had even met! UGH so CUTE. I was proud of Dusty for waiting for Jos to come around, and of Jos for letting Dusty in and letting it all out in the open!! 🙂 #HAPPYENDINGS

AND THE TWIST. I MEAN SERIOUSLY. I’m pretty good at guessing what the twists in a book ware going to be, but this one just completely caught me by surprise. I was basically like

OMG despicable me little girl

for a whole five minutes….. 🙂

FIRST OF ALL, I didn’t really think the twist was gonna be so close to home, but the fact that it was really close to the main characters made it THAT MUCH better. Also, thank you, Chelsea, for writing such a romantic, real story. The other reason I loved the twist was because I was SO caught up in the rest of the book, and Dusty and Jos’ growing relationship, that I had NO idea what was coming or what to do, except freak out.

My Sweetest Escape was definitely a fun read!! There’s no mistaking the chemistry between Dusty and Jos, and even between all the roommates, but I think what made the book come alive were the issues that were DEALT with. Dusty and Jos had their own issues, but I LOVED that they were able to handle it on their own and talk it out. Hannah had some serious issues, but she held her own ALL THE TIME, and never paid attention to any of the inconsiderate jerks around her. She made sure to surround herself with the people she can trust and call friends.

The characters. The twist. The story. 4.5 well-deserved butterflies from meee! 🙂

And, now I have to go try Skittles and M&Ms together 😉

4.5 butterflies