Friday, March 27, 2015

Book Review: Chase Me (Broke and Beautiful #1) by: Tessa Bailey

Release Date: March 17, 2015
from Avon Impulse
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"College drop-out, Roxy Cumberland, moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actress, but her dwindling bank account is quickly putting the kibosh on that fantasy. To make some quick cash, she signs up to perform singing telegrams. Her first customer is a gorgeous, cocky Manhattan trust-funder if she ever laid eyes on one. And what could be more humiliating than singing an ode to his junk, courtesy of his last one night stand? Maybe the fact that she’s dressed in a giant, pink bunny costume...

After a night out to celebrate winning his last case, lawyer Louis McNally II isn’t prepared for the pounding in his head or the rabbit serenading him from the front door. But the sassy wit and sexy voice of the girl behind the mask intrigues him, and one look at her stunning face—followed by a mind-blowing kiss against his doorjamb—leaves Louis wanting more.

Roxy doesn’t need a spoiled rich boy who’s had everything in life handed to him on a Tiffany platter. But there’s more to Louis than his sexy surface and he’s determined to make Roxy see it...even if it means chasing her all over NYC."

My Thoughts:

This is the kind of book you pick up when you need something steamy and quick and fun. I have been meaning to read a Tessa Bailey book for quite some time now and I am really glad I finally got around to it. I can definitely see the appeal and I know why people enjoy her books. Chase Me was such a fun time.

Roxy is such a fun character. I loved being insider her head and really admired her determination. I also loved her determination to do things by herself. I wanted her to open up a bit but I also kind of admired her for not doing so.

Louis was also a fun character. He seems like a stuck up rich boy, but he is really a lot more. Louis is caring and hardworking and really wants to do some good in the world. I liked that he was so much more than meets the eye.

The chemistry between Roxy and Louis was great and I especially liked their banter. I liked that they would go from joking around to steamy in the blink of an eye. The thing I struggled with though is how much crap Roxy put Louis through. Granted, Louis didn’t always think things through, but I still wondered what made him keep coming back. Also, he decided he liked her awfully quick. He was ready to settle down with Roxy almost immediately. The other thing I struggled with was the end. Everything wrapped up really quickly and I thought there were a few things that happened that I thought would turn out to be much more than they were. There were some things I would have liked to see a bit more of.

Other than those few things, I really did enjoy Chase Me. It was a lot of fun and was really sweet too. I’m definitely excited for more from this series and I also can’t wait to make time for more from this author.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Swoon Thursday #130: Fall With Me by: Jennifer L Armentrout

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"Before he swung his legs off the bed, he kissed my cheek and then my temple. The act was both sweet and tender, and really made me want to flail around the room like a broken ballet dancer."

This book was full of swoons, so picking one was not easy, but there was just something sweet and adorable about this swoon that I had to share.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #140: Daughter Of Dusk by: Livia Blackburne

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, it spotlilghts upcoming releases that we are dying to read.

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"After learning the truth about her bloodlines, Kyra can’t help but feel like a monster.

Though she’s formed a tentative alliance with the Palace, Kyra must keep her identity a secret or risk being hunted like the rest of her Demon Rider kin. Tristam and the imprisoned assassin James are among the few who know about her heritage, but when Tristam reveals a heartbreaking secret of his own, Kyra’s not sure she can trust him. And with James’s fate in the hands of the palace, Kyra fears that he will give her away to save himself.

As tensions rise within Forge's Council, and vicious Demon Rider attacks continue in surrounding villages, Kyra knows she must do something to save her city. But she walks a dangerous line between opposing armies: will she be able to use her link to the Demon Riders for good, or will her Makvani blood prove to be deadly?

In this spellbinding sequel to Midnight Thief, Kyra and Tristam face their biggest battle yet as they grapple with changing allegiances, shocking deceit, and vengeful opponents. "

I really enjoyed Poison Dance and Midnight Thief so I can't wait to get my hands on this one.

Daughter Of Dusk will be released on August 4, 2015.
What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Book Review: Captive (Captive #1) by: Brighton Walsh

Release Date: March 24, 2015
from St Martins Griffin
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"He’s the most dangerous man she’s ever met…and she’s falling in love with him.

Madison Frost is desperate to escape her life. Daughter of a prominent businessman, she has everything a girl could ask for. Except for a family who’s present in her life, and anyone to talk to outside the four walls of the prison she calls home. Madison dreams of one day leaving her life behind. She never thought being kidnapped is how it would happen.

Now she’s being held captive by a man who’s as frightening as he is sinfully gorgeous. Enormous, muscular, and filled with secrets, the man they call Ghost is an enigmatic mercenary, and Madison is trapped with him. She doesn’t know who hired him or why, but the more time she spends at his mercy, the more she realizes he’s not what he seems. Beneath his rough exterior lies an unexpected gentleness and a heart as broken and battered as her own.

But as Madison lets down her walls, Ghost holds tight to his, hiding secrets that could destroy everything."

My Thoughts:

I love books that push my boundaries and Captive is definitely one of those books. It is one of those books that pushes me, as a reader, outside my comfort zone and that made me enjoy the book even more.

Let’s be real, it’s not easy to sell the reader on a love interest that is also the kidnapper, but Brighton does it. It’s a complicated story and there are a ton of layers. But those layers and complications make the characters who they are and who they are makes the relationship work. I’m not going to lie and say I was all for this relationship going into the story, because I wasn’t, I was wary of Ghost and what was happening. However, as I learned more and more I saw a different side to Ghost, and well, it works. I can’t say much else without spoiling it. The only other thing I’ll say is that Ghost is so damn hot!

I also absolutely loved Madison and my heart broke for her. The situation she is in is horrendous and horrible and I felt that fear right alongside her. But I loved that she didn’t give up. She was smart and determined and constantly analyzing the situation. She didn’t just sit and take it, even when it seemed like she was being complacent, she was constantly thinking about her next move. It takes a lot for her to open up to Ghost and it’s not until he truly proves it that she starts to believe him and I loved that. I loved that Madison didn’t just fall for him because he was good looking and what not.

I will admit that I pegged that bad guy early, but I think this is just a case of I read a lot so I look for the twist that a regular reader might not. But even with that, I was still glued to the pages and was speeding through the book to see if I was right. Not going to lie, I didn’t want to be right so I was devastated when I was. It was a crazy and killer storyline. Naturally I loved that, but it still hurt.

Captive is an addictive read and one I definitely recommend to people looking for something different from the new adult genre. It’s still steamy and has characters growing up, but it also has a unique flair to it. After Caged In Winter I wanted more from this author, but with Captive Brighton Walsh sealed her spot on my auto buy author list, because no matter what she writes I know it’s gonna be good.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books From My Childhood/Teens That I Would Love To Revisit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.

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