BLOG TOUR + REVIEW: Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine

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Title: Right Kind of Wrong
Author: Chelsea Fine
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 2nd, 2014
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SYNOPSIS

Sometimes wrong can feel oh so right . . . 

Jenna Lacombe needs complete control, whether it’s in the streets . . . or between the sheets. So when she sets out on a solo road trip to visit her family in New Orleans, she’s beyond annoyed that the infuriatingly sexy Jack Oliver wants to hitch a ride with her. Ever since they shared a wild night together last year, he’s been trying to strip away her defenses one by one. He claims he’s just coming along to keep her safe-but what’s not safe for her is prolonged exposure to the tattooed hottie.

Jack can’t get Jenna out from under his skin. She makes him feel alive again after his old life nearly destroyed him-and losing her is not an option. Now Jack’s troubles are catching up to him, and he’s forced to return to his hometown in Louisiana. But when his secrets put them both in harm’s way, Jenna will have to figure out how far she’s willing to let love in . . . and how much she already has.

My FEEEELINGS
So, Right Kind of Wrong!!!! 🙂 I really enjoyed this book because it was such an easy read! I zipped through it because every event that occurred drew me further into the book. The plot developed a lot as the book got into its middle and to the end, and I loved every moment of the reveals and twists. I really enjoyed it overall!!!
So, the main girl we have is JENNA! We were first introduced to Jenna in Best Kind of Broken when she’s seen as Pixie’s roommate, and now, we see her as the main. Jenna has a bunch of problems, her biggest one being about not being able to be in control of a situation. She has this plan for herself, and sometimes I got soooo frustrated with her for not just saying F you to the plan and skipping into happily ever after. But I understood why she did it. And even though sometimes she made me go like
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most of the time, I was grinning because of her sass and attitude, or just grinning because she was just such a supportive, strong, and kind person even when she was fighting herself and Jack.
As for JACK, our main guy, there was SO much that was going on. In the beginning, he seemed like the nice, alpha male types who just have success under their belt and good looks to go with it. But then, his issues get added on. And THEN we see him with his family. And by this point, I’m just like
Frustration
WHY CAN’T GUYS LIKE JACK BE REAL?!?!
So, basically he was hella fierce, and I enjoyed every second of his hotness, arrogance (heh.) and loving moments.
Right Kind of Wrong was a great read. I definitely enjoyed it, because I read it one sitting, and just wanted to go back and highlight the hell out of it 😉 This book is the third in the Finding Fate series, but it’s completely doable to read it as a standalone!!! 🙂 ❤
4 BUTTERFLIES FROM THIS GIRL!! 🙂
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EXCERPT

 

His eyes dance as he watches my struggle. “What’s your plan here, Jenna? Haul me out of the car and leave me in the street?”

“Sounds good to me.”

“Well, that doesn’t sound friendly at all,” he says, flicking the lever to recline to seat a bit so he looks even more relaxed than before.

“I wasn’t trying to be friendly,” I grit out.

“Clearly.”

I try pulling him out again, to no avail. He’s giant and solid, and honestly, just touching him is turning me on.

I drop my hands and glower at him. “You can’t just tell me that you’re coming along on my road trip.”

He cocks his head. “Would you feel better if I asked?”

“Not especially.”

“Jenna.” He leans forward and his gaze bores through me, down into the deepest parts of my being. “Will you please let me join you on your trip to Louisiana?”

For a moment, I’m lost in his eyes, debating with myself. I don’t trust myself around Jack. Not at all. But I did spend half the night tossing in my sleep with nightmares about traveling alone so maybe having Jack tag along might not be so bad after all. Maybe.

Pulling back, I straighten my shoulders and relent, like usual when it comes to Jack.

“Fine,” I huff out as I stomp back to my side of the car in climb in. “But no talking,” I say, hoping I haven’t just made a huge mistake.

He grins and I turn away.

Surely I can manage to keep my panties on around Jack for a few days…right?

 

 

About the Author

Chelsea Fine
Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She’s ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.
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BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: A Whole New Crowd by Tijan

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Title: A Whole New Crowd
Author: Tijan
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 18th, 2014
Tour Hosted By: Crazies R Us Blog
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

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.

My FEEEELINGS
AH! Another AHMAZING read from Tijan!! I really enjoyed reading A Whole New Crowd for a multitude of reasons. It was well-paced and had everything I needed, from the annoying characters, to the confusing ones, to the heart-breaking ones. From the frustrating moments to the OHMYGOSH ones. I found a book boyfriend in Tray *sigh*
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and the crazy girl I love in Taryn.
They both made me feel like HOW? AW!!! OMG!! YAAS!! ugh…Basically,
me omg yes
Honestly, I loved a lot about this books. First, the plot was well done. It had a lot of twists, but not overly so. The beginning was a bit slow, but I appreciated that because the beginning is the gateway to the rest of the book, and the background needed to be set. I really liked the double life of the book, as it swung from Taryn’s old life to her new one, and back again. I loved seeing all the different sides of every single character, and somehow, Tijan made it happen. INCREDIBLE. 🙂
Tray and Taryn were a great couple. AWNC wasn’t overly romantic. It was just right. It was the perfect mix of drama, action, and romance. I fell in love with not only the characters but the entirety of the books 🙂
I ENJOYED THE ENTIRE THING, which I can not say for many books.
As for the characters, my favorite character would probably have to be Jase. He’s so mysterious, and there’s so many layers to him that I’m just dying to find out more about him. Plus, he’s so dang hot. HEHE
Anyways, I would definitely recommend this book. To all those Tijan lovers, this is another one of her fantastic reads that you just can’t stop until you hit the very last page. And to those who have not yet discovered her, GO! 🙂
4 BUTTERFLIES FROM THIS GIRL!! 🙂 ❤
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If you’re not convinced you should read this yet, here are some more reasons 😉

TEASER ALERT

 

 

“She’s one of mine. She’s one of us.” He spread his arms out wide and raised his voice even louder. “We persevere. We’re the strong. We take on any circumstances and we still thrive. We’re going to keep thriving. Hell, we’re going to conquer. She’s got that rush in her and she won’t be satisfied with you. None of you. You just wait and see.” He looked down at me, his eyebrows lifted, as if seeing me for the first time. He fell back a step. Sweat was running down his face. He whispered to me, “I’ll wait for you, Taryn. I love you. You’re mine. No one else can take your place.”
Tears were rolling down my face. I ignored them.
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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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BLOG TOUR (REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!!!): Deuce by Janine Caldwell

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Title: Deuce
Author: Janine Caldwell
Series: The Vortex Series #3
Genre: YA Romance/Science Fiction
Release Date: January 29th, 2014
Source: I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review
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Synopsis

The epic conclusion to The Vortex Series coming soon!

In an instant everything changes for seventeen-year-old Cassie Moore. Together she and her time-traveling boyfriend, Trent Astor, battle to survive their next impossible challenge. As they navigate through a third parallel world in which Cassie begged Trent to create for her, the two soon discover that no world can be made perfect.

And while they fight through their new circumstances, the universe may just have its own agenda for them both.

Meanwhile, it seems Trent and his sister, Lorelai, will never be safe from the greedy world and its hunger for Trent’s power. A new force threatens to destroy the anonymity Trent has fought for his entire life unless he can stop this new opposition first. But every choice has a consequence, and Trent is faced with the most difficult choice of his life.

Set in contemporary Northern California, The Vortex Series is a teen romance for those who also enjoy a bit of science fiction and fantasy. Told in two perspectives, we get an intimate view of both Cassie and Trent’s worlds. Family relationships, how they interconnect and drive our personalities, is the heart and soul of this YA time traveling novel.

With DEUCE, the 3rd and final book of The Vortex Series, Janine Caldwell combines fantasy and romance to create a compelling love story of integrity and sacrifice.

My Feelings 

*SIGH* this amazing series filled with heart-stopping excitement, time-traveling, swoonworthy romance, and just amaazing character finally comes to an end 😦 BUT ITS OKAY. because I REALLY enjoyed the ending of this deserving series. Deuce was definitely NOT a disappointment. It held to my expectations, and made the series really come together. I really did love it 🙂

Deuce starts off right where Double Fault ended, and boy, was I glad that this was the case. It follows Trent and Cassie as well as their families through their journeys as time travelers, and more than that, relayed their journey as people discovering how to deal with unique and extraordinary, while living a normal life. It was a GREAT story. Now, there was some serious cliffhanger material in Double Fault, and Deuce put me right back onto the time traveling journey that the Vortex series is! Not that I’m complaining. 😉

So, Cassie and Trent. AWWWW 🙂 I loved them. I love their chemistry. I love their personalities. I love them as a couple. Even though they’re pretty young, they had a serious relationship, and sometimes that might be unbelievable or unrealistic. But in this case, it worked. It realllyyyy did. I enjoyed every second of their time together and I was rooting for them to make it through all the rough patches TOGETHER. 🙂 I mean, after three alternate lifetimes, they were just meant to be 😉

BUT goshdangit. This story was a pretty rough emotional rollercoaster too. There were all kinds of scenes. SAD ones, HAPPY ones, ones that made me ANGRY, and HELPLESS. At one point, I was just like PLEASE NO NO DONT LET THIS HAPPEN and..

OH HELL NO

Yeah. there were those moments too. But, all those moments in one story? Best package ever. Deuce was definitely a fun ride, and I can tell you that my heart broke for these two young time travelers, but they sewed it back together with their amazing strength and passion. I reealllyyy adored Trent and Cassie. And what can I say? Lorelai and Nate were my two big supporting characters in this one, and seriously, they were such a great support system. Lorelai was the ever-loving sister to not only Trent, but also Cassie. And that’s what I loved about her. She was loving to Cassie too, and proved that there was more to family than blood. I know. Cliche. But I mean it. I absolutely loved and admired Lorelai. #favorite! And Nate? Nate was just loving, accepting Nate. YAY for those two. SO CUTE together. HEHE.

SO, to read Deuce, be prepared to tear up a bit, laugh, fall in love all over again, and then gasp, A LOT. NO-SPOILER-ZONE here but, I will tell you that things happen; things that made me lose a little bit of my sanity. *sniffle* But anyways, there’s still a lot of happy moments!!! LOTS of Trent & Cassie moments *grins*

YESYESYES

But, in all honesty, this was a wonderfully written book. I loved the plot line and I absolutely ADORED the characters, with all their flaws AND quirks. They made the book, and the series, and in my opinion, Deuce was a perfect ending to an engaging series. , in a nutshell, Deuce was a must-read time traveling romance. But it was so much more. It was my happy ending (for the most part) for some of Janine Caldwell’s most amazing characters 😉

4 BUTTERFLIES FROM ME. TOTALLY RECOMMEND DEUCE AND THE VORTEX SERIES to any sci-fi/young love fans out there. 🙂

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About the Author 

Displaying janine caldwell.jpgJanine Caldwell was born in Concord, CA and raised in the small San Francisco Bay Area town of Clayton. Four days after high school graduation, Janine attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and graduated with a degree in English.

Janine now lives in Anthem, AZ with her husband and two sons. As a lifelong literature fanatic, she knew it was only a matter of time before she would become obsessed with writing her own work. With relatives like the Brothers Grimm and Anita Loos (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), she figured fantasy writing had to be in her DNA.

Books published by Janine include Visited, a YA coming-of-age fantasy, Rematch and Double Fault–the first two books of The Vortex Series. The final book in this YA fantasy romance, Deuce, will be released soon.

Connect with Janine!

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REVIEW: Double Fault by Janine Caldwell

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Title: Double Fault
Author: Janine Caldwell
Series: The Vortex Series #2
Genre: YA Romance/Science Fiction
Release Date: March 11th, 2012
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Synopsis

DOUBLE FAULT is the 2nd book in The Vortex Series where Cassie and Trent’s problems have only just begun. As they fight through the repercussions of creating a parallel world, other dangers are lurking. After years of running, Trent and his orphaned sister, Lorelai, sense the dangerous and power-hungry Dr. Fox is close to discovering their whereabouts.

While Cassie fears for Trent’s life, her tennis career hangs in the balance. Caught between her old and new life, she watches her world slowly crumble until it’s a tragic portrayal of all that she used to know. But worse yet, if her secret is revealed, she might lose what’s most dear to her heart.

My Feelings 

Going into Double Fault, I was really excited because I mean, that ending from Rematch just made me so darn happy 🙂 🙂 and this second installment of the series did NOT disappoint!! I met a whole new Cassie, the same, smoldering Trent and I got a little more of Lorelai and the others!! Definitely enjoyed this.

So, Double Fault pretty much starts off where Rematch ended, and Trent and Cassie are a happy couple, THANK GOD! 😉 But, just because they’re in this parallel universe that fixed the previous psychological problems Cassie was having doesn’t mean that everything’s perfect. Trent and Lorelai are still being following by PIs and hunted down for Trent’s special abilities, and then there’s the love triangle, or wannabe love triangle. (hint hint: Jeff) And then that twist in the middle of book? GREAT. But then the twist at the end? AMAZING. hehe. I absolutely loved how the book kept me on edge, and rooting for Trent and Cassie, and their survival through the entire novel.

The biggest change in this book from Rematch, had to be Cassie. In Rematch, she’s the shy girl filled with self-confidence issues due to the aftermath of her getting shot at a tennis match. In Rematch, her vulnerability and shyness really bled through the pages, and I felt it, and made me adore and hate her at times. 😉 But in Double Fault, it’s a whole different ball game! Now, Cassie had totally different issues. She’s a lot more confident in herself, and I loved that too!!! I didn’t expect to, just because I loved old Cassie so much, but I really did like the new Cassie, and to enhance her story, I loved her defiance and her determination to realize her OWN dreams, and make her own choices, instead of following her dad. I really admired her in this one, just like I did in Rematch, but for completely different reasons 🙂

AND TRENT? He’s still the lovely, swoonworthy boy that I fell for in Rematch. In this one, he’s a little more overbearing and protective, though, because of the whole love-triangle-with-Jeff thing. But, he still loves Cassie as much as he did in the other parallel universe, and he was still make me go “awwwwww” a LOT 😉 so no worries there. There’s still a whole lot of chemistry and love between those two! 🙂 YAY!

I loved that I got a reaaally good feel for both of them, though. There was a dual POV (which could be a little confusing at times, but it was fine most of the book) so I got my Trent thoughts *grins* and got my confident Cassie’s thoughts about everything. It was really cool. And because of this, I got a better feel for the supporting characters too, like Lorelai, Jeff, and of course, Nate. I loved Lorelai and Nate’s relationship AND I really enjoyed watching the brother-sister bond between Trent and Lorelai evolve. CUTE COUPLE DUO 🙂

YAYAYAY christina

I know, I know!

BUT DANG. THOSE TWISTS THO. I love when books surprise, and the first few twists in the book weren’t that surprising. I mean, I enjoyed them, but in the back of my head, I was kind of expecting them. They really made the book interesting, and the repercussions of them made the book that much more engaging, BUT THAT ENDING. OMG.

JOEY SHOCK

I was sooooo ready for Deuce right then and right there. best. idea.ever. Thanks for that, Janine Caldwell 😉

To this one, 4 LOVELY butterflies!!!

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REVIEW: Rematch by Janine Caldwell

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Title: Rematch

Author: Janine Caldwell

Series: The Vortex Series #1

Genre: YA Romance/Science Fiction

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Synopsis

Trent Astor is many things—orphan, runaway, musician. But what’s most extraordinary about Trent is that he’s a time traveler. His supernatural gift sends him on missions to the past to save unsuspecting victims from harm. However, when he fails to save the life of a young girl, his life changes in ways he could never have dreamed.

At eleven-years-old, Cassie Moore suffered through a horrific shooting. Tragically scarred from the ordeal, the once promising tennis prodigy was forced to throw away all hope of a future in tennis. Now, as she begins her senior year of high school, the past continues to haunt her. She struggles to find herself, her self-esteem at an all time low. If only she could resolve the past, she might be able to move on with her life. She never imagined that could be possible until she meets the gorgeous new student in her PE class.

My Feelings 

Let me start off by saying that I haven’t read many time travel novels recently, or at all for that matter, but if they’re all like Rematch, GIVE ME ALL OF THEM!!! 🙂 Rematch was an absolutely fantastic read. It kept my attention the ENTIRE time and I was rooting for Trent and Cassie to the point where I was giggling into my phone every time they were together. *grins* The entire premise was really new to me, so obviously, I LOVED IT. But it wasn’t just the premise..It was the characters, the story, the support system. Everything made this book whole, so thank you, Janine Caldwell for such a well-written and engaging story!

The story is one that is basically about a girl whose tennis dreams are shattered after she gets shot, and who has to live with the aftermath for the rest of her life. BUT, that summary does Cassie, aka the girl with the shattered dreams, no justice whatsoever! This girl was captivating. Of course, she was a little childish, and still trying to get over not being able to play tennis, and be daddy’s little girl anymore, but that’s what made the story REAL. It made Cassie relatable, and it really struck a chord with me, because she was such a beautiful, caring, innately kind character who put her heart out there to *ahem ahem* TRENT.

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^HAHA. First off, YES PLEASE. hehe. Trent was pretty darn great. He was everything you could hope for in a hero. There was some serious angst, conflict, hiding away, but eventually he has to let everything out, and MAN was that one great explosion. I loved every second of his point of views in the book, because a lot of the time, I got to see the time travel and him traveling into the past, which I thought was PRETTY cool, and of course, his emotions were a total roller coaster. ( always a good thing of course 😉 ) 

Now, for the story itself, IT WAS GREAT. JUST GREAT! 🙂 I was flipping through the pages as fast as I possibly could because I was just aching to know what happens next. The beginning of the story, as expected, was a little slower than the rest of the book just because the setting was being painted and backgrounds were being established, but by the last half to quarter of the book, I was in serious need a fan. WHEW! That was some intense plotting. ALSO, this book was pretty fast-paced, which I thought was amazing. Amazing because it was SO cute (Trent+Cassie=OVERLOAD) and romantic, but at the same time it contained such great action. It was THE perfect combination! Props to Ms. Caldwell, again 🙂

The story really gave me hope. It’s one of those where you just can’t help but believe in fate and destiny, and have I mentioned HOW MUCH I LOVE COINCIDENCES?!? Well, yeah…they’re pretty awesome..I mean Trent going to the same school as Cassie; the same P.E. class; them falling for each other. *sigh* absolutely unbelievable. This book had me smiling and frowning and fawning all the way through! 🙂

Man, this was one heck of journey. From the main characters to supporting characters,  I got to experience SO many different things, and it kept me on edge until the very last page, which made my heart soar btw!! (sorry no spoilers here! 🙂 ) It was so different from what I usually read, but I’m so glad I picked Rematch up! definitely a series to watch out for!

4 soaring butterflies from me!!! ♥

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