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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #20

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: 

The Chaos of Stars

Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up.

Of course, as the human daughter of Egyptian gods, that pretty much comes with the territory. She’s also stuck with parents who barely notice her, and a house full of relatives who can’t be bothered to remember her name. After all, they are going to be around forever—and she’s a mere mortal.

Isadora’s sick of living a life where she’s only worthy of a passing glance, and when she has the chance to move to San Diego with her brother, she jumps on it. But Isadora’s quickly finding that a “normal” life comes with plenty of its own epic complications—and that there’s no such thing as a clean break when it comes to family. Much as she wants to leave her past behind, she can’t shake the ominous dreams that foretell destruction for her entire family. When it turns out there may be truth in her nightmares, Isadora has to decide whether she can abandon her divine heritage after all. 
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

*I'm actually very excited to read this book. I Love the cover! and the premises looks very promising :)
What are you guys waiting to read? Leave me a comment below and I'll make sure to check it out. Thanks!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (8)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Bitter Fruits 


Attending a vampire-themed masquerade party seems like a strange way to spend a night, but Nora is sick of frat parties and bars. Meeting Alec was just a bonus. Despite their immediate attraction, however, Alec is wary of involving himself with Nora, and when she pushes it, she discovers that Alec has secrets that could destroy them both. Is she willing to risk everything for a man she hardly knows? How far into darkness will he take her?
When Nora attempts to follow, however, things grow more complicated. Someone is hunting her - someone tied to a secret that goes back to the beginning of man. Soon, Nora finds herself drawn to two men, each with his own agenda. Can she save them both when one is destined to die?

                            Add to Goodreads 


"It's too dangerous. This step- well, you did not ask for all that comes with it. I don't have the right to demand forever from you. This is too much of a commitment when we just met."

"Great, I think. He's a religious freak." (Bitter Fruits, pg. 19)

***I'm really liking the book so far. I can't wait to read what happens next :) 

Leave me comment below with your teaser or link, and I'll make sure to check it out. Thanks!! 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Asleep by Elizabeth Darcy, Nicole Ciacchella, and Anne Wentworth

by Elizabeth Darcy, Nicole Ciacchella, and Anne Wentworth
Released Date: Published June 13th 2013 by NPC Books 
Series: Fairytale Collection #2
Pages: Kindle Edition
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, 

A reimagining of the sleeping beauty tale.

When her beloved Prince Devaran is abducted from her parents’ castle during their engagement announcement ceremony, Princess Jessmyn vows that nothing will stop her from bringing his abductors to justice. Rescuing Dev won't be easy, and Jess will have to form an alliance with the other Realms if she's to win the most important battle of her life.

Imprisoned in a forbidding tower, Dev tries to find a way to warn Jess of the perils she’ll face. Weakened by deprivation and by the drugs administered by the madwoman who kidnapped him, Dev drifts between sleep and consciousness. As he relives cherished moments spent with Jess, Dev wonders if he’ll ever again be with the woman he loves.

(Summary taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

Beautifully written and engaging...

I was completely sucked into the story from the very beginning. Asleep is a retelling/influenced by the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. I found that this story was a lot more exciting than the original sleeping beauty. There are twists that no one would really expect it to have, but it works really well. I found myself liking the switching of point-of-views. It was refreshing to see how the two main characters interacted with others and how different they were. That being said, Asleep is about Princess Jessmyn's quest to rescue her true love/fiancee Prince Devaran from someone that is trying to take over the Five Realms. I really liked Princess Jessmyn's character, she is a strong and independent. She knows how working in a battlefield works and she is pretty much ready to become queen. On the other hand, Prince Devaran hides his true feelings by being sarcastic and rebelling against royal protocol. As these two different characters interact, it slowly becomes evident that they are falling in love with each other. 

I guess the saying opposites attract works really well in the story. Both of them balance each other out, and they will need to use what they're good at in order to save the Realms from getting conquered. Although the beginning of the story was interesting, it felt a bit slow for my liking, but as it got closer to the climax, I was able to feel the excitement building up all the way to the resolution. I found myself liking Prince Dev's point-of-view a lot better than Jessmyn's. His point-of-view was a lot more informative when it came to finding out how they both met and how they fell in love. It was in the past for the most part, while in Jessmyn's point-of-view, we are able to see the present and how she gets ready to rescue her prince. Overall, it was a great story and I really recommend everyone to try it out. 

My Rating:

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #19

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: 


Expected publication: September 17th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
From New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.

Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all. 
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

*I'm really looking forward to reading this book. I'm a huge fan of Melissa de la Cruz and of her Blue Blood Series, so I hope this book is just as excited as her other books. :) 

What are you guys waiting to read? Leave me a comment below and I'll make sure to check it out. Thanks!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

ARC Review: Maid of Dishonor by Heidi Rice

Maid of Dishonor 
by Heidi Rice
Released Date: Expected publication: August 20th 2013 by Harlequin KISS
Series: The Wedding Season #3
Pages: 224
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

When she's very, very bad… Gina Carrington knows exactly how to have fun! But when she sleeps with her friend's brother, the off-limits Carter, she quickly discovers she's overstepped the mark. 

…life is so much more fun!  

Years later, Gina sees Carter again to prepare for her friend's wedding, and she can't help but wonder what the harm would be in one more night…. He's available, gorgeous and behind that laid-back Southern charm there's a wild side even she can't tame! But Gina has secrets which she can't hide forever—will their chemistry be strong enough to keep Carter by her side when her secrets come to light?

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return of a honest review*

When she's very, very bad Gina Carrington knows exactly how to have fun! But when she sleeps with her friend's brother, the off-limits Carter, she quickly discovers she's overstepped the mark. From the very beginning Gina and Carter have a strong connection towards each other. They were young when they met and Gina wasn't expecting anymore more from Carter other than a casual fling. A week or so before his wedding, Carter wasn't expecting to cheat on his soon-to-wife with his sister's best friend. Now ten years later, they once again reunite for Gina's best friend's wedding. A lot has changed in those ten years and neither of them is ready to let go of what happened in their past. As they start to get closer, new secrets will emerged and perhaps new love. 

I'm very grateful to the author for letting me read this book, it was amazing! I had read Girl Least Likely to Marry(book 2) and loved it. I liked how the author incorporates older characters into this book. The interactions between Gina and Carter left me wanting for more at the end. The story line was really good and the book was very well-written. It had my attention from the first page to the very end. Although the characters don't go through a huge character development, Gina was the one that was able to let go of the past and confront what she has been kept from Carter. On the other hand, Carter's character made me giddy with his southern charm. He definitely made the pace of the story fun and entertaining. The very ending was exceptional, it was nice to see how Gina's friends have found love. I can't wait to read Last Groom Standing(4th book), it's going to be great. I recommend everyone to read this series, you will not regret it. 

My Rating: 

Click here to read the review on Girl Least likely to Marry by Heidi Rice (book 2)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #21

Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can Read.

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! or just check out the weekly questions and see what others respond. 

*If you would like to follow me, you can do so by GFC, Bloglovin, Goodreads, or Twitter :) Just let me know if you are a new follower and I will follow back :D 

Question: Book Vacay: Where is the best destination reading spot for you? (Where do you like to go to read other then your home) 
Answer: I would love to read somewhere peaceful, where there is a lot of nature. :) Like in these pictures.

***What do you guys think? Leave me a comment below and I'll make sure to check it out :) Thanks! 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #18

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Starry Nights

Expected publication: September 3rd 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Seventeen-year-old Julien is a romantic—he loves spending his free time at the museum poring over the great works of the Impressionists. But one night, a peach falls out of a Cezanne, Degas ballerinas dance across the floor, and Julien is not hallucinating.

The art is reacting to a curse that trapped a beautiful girl, Clio, in a painting forever. Julien has a chance to free Clio and he can't help but fall in love with her. But love is a curse in its own right. And soon paintings begin to bleed and disappear. Together Julien and Clio must save the world's greatest art . . . at the expense of the greatest love they've ever known.

Like a master painter herself, Daisy Whitney brings inordinate talent and ingenuity to this romantic, suspenseful, and sophisticated new novel.A beautifully decorated package makes it a must-own in print.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

***I love the cover!! I can't wait to read this book: ) What are you guys waiting to read? Leave me a comment below and I'll make sure to check it out. Thanks!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Review: Devoured by Emily Snow

by Emily Snow
Released Date: Published May 28th 2013 by Touchstone 
Series: Devoured #1
Pages: 280
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

Sienna Jensen had no plans to return home when she graduated college last spring—after all, her dreams lie in California. But when she discovers her grandmother’s Nashville home has been foreclosed, and the new owner has started the eviction process, Sienna has no other choice but go back to Music City. And she comes face to face with the flawed, gorgeous man she never thought she’d see again. The man who now holds the deed to her grandma’s estate.

When millionaire rock star Lucas Wolfe finds the outspoken redhead glaring at him from across a courtroom, he’s both infuriated and intrigued. He still can't get the night Sienna almost spent with him out of his mind, and the chemistry between them is as undeniable as it was two years ago. He craves Sienna more than ever. And just like everything Lucas hungers for, he’s determined to have her.

Now, Lucas will do whatever it takes to lure Sienna into his bed, even if that means making a deal with her: ten days with him, playing by his rules, and he’ll hand over the deed to her grandmother’s home. Though she agrees to the arrangement, Sienna is conflicted. Because of her duty to her family. Because of promises she’s made to herself and a past that still haunts her. And as Lucas’s game of seduction continues, and Sienna is introduced to his dark, erotic world and even darker background, she realizes that at any moment, she could be devoured.

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

 *I received this book by the author in return for an honest review*

I definitely liked this book, it was hard to put it down! The interaction between Sienna and Lucas is undeniable from the very beginning. Their pasts collide when Sienna gets a call from her house in Nashville. Her brother, Seth, tells her that their grandmother is losing her house and that she needs to be there as soon as possible. When Sienna finds out that millionaire rock star Lucas Wolfe is purchasing the house, she is beyond mad. But what she isn't expecting is to find herself working for the wolf himself, all to save the house her grandmother holds dear. 

I was impressed with how the story completely grabbed my attention from the very first page to the the last. Emily Snow has done an amazing job with her debut novel. I would, however, would have liked to see more of how they first met in this novel. It would have explained so many things that were still unclear throughout the book. The written flows, which made the story enjoyable to read. The characters have their own background stories, and although this novel is only about Sienna and Lucas, I would love to see more books about the other characters as well. 

Lucas's personality definitely made the book stand out. What I liked the most was seeing Sienna's personal growth at the very end. The characters are very well developed and I will completely recommend this book to everyone to give it a try.

My Rating:

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Thursday, July 11, 2013

ARC Review: The Marriage Merger by Jennifer Probst

The Marriage Merger 
by Jennifer Probst
Released Date: Expected publication: July 30th 2013
Series: Marriage to a Billionaire #4
Pages: ebook edition
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

Her sisters have found wedded bliss with their wealthy,
wonderful dream men, but not Julietta Conte. She’s stayed
on terra firma as top executive of the family’s corporation,
La Dolce Famiglia bakery. Work is her passion, and her
trendy Milan apartment her sanctuary . . . until Sawyer
Wells, a masculine masterpiece in a suit, lures her out of
hiding with an irresistible offer: an exclusive partnership
with his international chain of boutique hotels.

Julietta’s been burned before—and trusting her brother-in-
law’s friend, whose powerful gaze alone has her
rethinking the best use of a conference room, is the
riskiest proposition. But with a once-in-a-career chance
to take the bakery global, will she mix stone-cold business
with red-hot seduction?

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

The Marriage Merger is the fourth and last book of the Marriage to a Billionaire series by Jennifer Probst, this being said I didn't read the past three books in the series and I find that it really isn't necessary to read the last three books since this book can stand on its own. From the very beginning, I was immediately drawn to the premise of the story, and the cover. They were appealing and it seemed like a good story to read. Now the story is about Julietta and Sawyer, both characters have similarities and differences. They both are very much into their jobs. As CEO of a bakery, Julietta must continue to work in her family business to honor what her parents have worked for so many years. On the other hand, Sawyer is in the hotel industry, where he pretty much helps these hotels succeed against their competitors. Having experience working for the top hotels in the industry, Sawyer is interested in starting his own hotel chain with the help of Julietta's bakery business. When they met, it's evident that they have a strong connection and that is exactly what Julietta fears the most. She is not used to being weak and needy of a man. But as these two start to embark in a new business adventure, they soon find out that they just might be destined for each other. 

The pace of the story is weak at first, then it starts to build up as we get to know more of Sawyer's past. As a reader, I can could that Sawyer was the one that had to grow the most. His character is strong and dominant from the very beginning, but his past is what changes him in the end. I love their interactions, and how they are unable to keep away from one other. I think the author does a really good job with the setting of the story. Italy doesn't seem like a place where we see a lot of romance, so it was nice to see how the author use the place and language to her advantage. The story is beautifully written, which makes the story that much more interesting to read. I really enjoyed seeing the growth of both characters, and I'm looking forward to reading more of Jennifer Probst. I recommend this book to those that are a looking for a good contemporary romance story. 

*ARC copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

My Rating:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #17

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Kissing Shakespeare

Published August 14th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood: she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until her disastrous performance in her school's staging of The Taming of the Shrew. Humiliated, Miranda skips the opening-night party. All she wants to do is hide. 

Fellow cast member, Stephen Langford, has other plans for Miranda. When he steps out of the backstage shadows and asks if she'd like to meet Shakespeare, Miranda thinks he's a total nutcase. But before she can object, Stephen whisks her back to 16th century England—the world Stephen's really from. He wants Miranda to use her acting talents and modern-day charms on the young Will Shakespeare. Without her help, Stephen claims, the world will lost its greatest playwright. 

Miranda isn't convinced she's the girl for the job. Why would Shakespeare care about her? And just who is this infuriating time traveler, Stephen Langford? Reluctantly, she agrees to help, knowing that it's her only chance of getting back to the present and her "real" life. What Miranda doesn't bargain for is finding true love . . . with no acting required.

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

***I can't wait to read this book! What are you guys waiting to read? Let me know in the comments below and I'll make sure to check out your WoW :) Thanks!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Review: A Veil of Glass and Rain by Petra F. Bagnardi

A Veil of Glass and Rain 
by Petra F. Bagnardi
Released Date: Published April 20th 2013 by Petra F. Bagnardi
Pages: Kindle Edition274 pages
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon 

Brina and Eagan meet for the first time when she's nine and he's fourteen. They like each other from the very beginning, although their bond isn't immediate, but it grows over the years. What links them is the fact that their parents are photographers and are extremely devoted to their work and to each other; so much so that both Brina and Eagan have to learn how to take care of themselves from a very young age. Despite their differences, age, gender, nationality, Brina is Italian and Eagan is American, they find comfort in their growing friendship. 
Then Brina becomes a teenager, and her feelings for her friend start changing and deepening. New desires stir within her. As soon as Brina realizes how those feelings complicate her friendship with Eagan, she runs away from him.
A few years later, Brina is twenty and Eagan is twenty-five, they find one another once again. Brina is studying cinema in Rome and she's also trying to become a musician. Eagan begins to work as an architect in the same city. Eagan wants to be a part of Brina's life anew. Brina, however, is still in love with him; she finds it difficult to act merely as a friend and she keeps pulling away.

Set in the beautiful Rome, this is a sensual and romantic story of friendship and love.

(Summary taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review*

A Veil of Glass and Rain is a sweet story between Brina and Eagan, whose friendship turns into love. From the very beginning, I thought that the story had great potential. I was immediately pulled into their story and I enjoyed every minute of it. I liked how author describes how they met and how they found themselves again. The switching of point-of-view made things understandable and a bit confusing at first. The writing tied everything together, it felt like reading poetry. It's definitely a style that I don't think I've ever read before. 

The story is captivating and enjoyable to read. I did found Brina's character weak and overpowered by Eagan at times. I wasn't sure if I liked the part or not. I wished Brina had been more stronger from the very beginning. I liked how the characters developed over time and how they come to terms in the end. Their love story is strong, that it might look possessive, but that's how their bond makes them unique and completely in love. I found the setting of the story quite fascinating. It made me want to go to Rome and feel the excitement that both Brina and Eagan had there. 

Overall, the book was great. I liked the ending very much; the epilogue was very descriptive and I enjoyed reading about their lives far ahead from the ending. Not a lot of books explain that and it made the book that much more interesting. I would recommend everyone to give this book a try, it will not disappoint. 

My Rating:


Friday, July 5, 2013

Review: When in Paris... by Beverley Kendall

When in Paris...
by Beverley Kendall
Released Date: Published December 30th 2012 by Season Publishing LLC
Series: Unforgettable You #1
Pages: 294
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

College freshman Olivia Montgomery is thrilled at the chance to start over, escape the rumors that plagued her in high school. And she can finally put her juvenile crush, Zachary Pearson, where he belongs--in her past. Then her unrequited love strolls into her French class, shattering Olivia's new found peace, and the feelings she'd thought buried for good come rushing back. Now she can't shake her unwanted attraction to the one guy who can twist her stomach into knots with just a smile...but has never given her the time of day.

Zach's good looks may have always gotten him his pick of girls, but it's the star quarterback's skill on the football field that gives him his pick of the Big Ten colleges. To escape the crushing demands of his win-at-all-costs father, Zach opts for a private university in upstate New York where...his present and past collide. And the one girl he's always wanted but can't have--and a class trip to Paris--turn out to be the ultimate game changer that has him breaking every one of his rules.

(Summary taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

I'm becoming a huge fan of Beverley Kendall, she writes books that are engaging and realistic. When in Paris did not disappointed me at all. From the characters to the lovely setting of Paris, everything tied in very well and it made it enjoyable to read. Olivia is a very relatable character, I found myself connecting with what she was going through (because I'm going through it myself). As a college freshman, she was expecting to leave everything behind and enjoy her new school/life. What she wasn't expecting to see was Zach (her high school crush). When they end up taking French class together, neither of them expected to find new adventures in Paris, especially love. As the two of them start to admit their attraction towards each other, it'll take much more to get their relationship to survive. Now what I didn't really liked about the book was Ashley, Zach's ex-girlfriend. She got in the way a lot, but it did made the story fast paced and interesting. 

The story was beautifully written and I loved the romantic moments between Zach and Olivia. Zach made everything better with his sweet and charming personality. While Olivia stood strong apart from everything that was going on around her. Overall, When in Paris is a great coming of age romance with a glimpse of the city of love. 

*ARC provided by Netgalley*

My Rating: 4.5/5

Unforgettable You Series

  1. When in Paris...(1)
  2. Those Nights in Montreal (1.5) *Click on the title to check out my review on the second book. (ebook freebie review)
  3. April in Milan (2) *Expected publication date: November 20th 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (16)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Of Beast and Beauty

Expected publication: July 23rd 2013 by Delacorte Press
In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.

***I love the cover, and the story sounds amazing! I can't wait to read this book. What are you guys waiting to read? Leave a comment below or link and I'll make sure to check it out :) Thanks!!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Review: Eyes Ever to the Sky by Katie French

Eyes Ever to the Sky 
by Katie French
Released Date: Published April 9th 2013 by Katie French Books
Series: The Sky Trilogy #1
Pages: 194
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

When Hugh wakes up in a smoldering crater—no memory, no clothes—a single thought echoes in his head…trust no one. Frightened and alone, with no memory of who he is, he stumbles upon a grisly murder scene and is fatally shot. He wakes, only to find he can heal himself. He has superpowers, and he’s going to need them.

Desperate and bleeding, Hugh stumbles upon fifteen-year-old Cece, who’s got enough troubles of her own. Between caring for her bipolar mother and trying not to get evicted from her run-down trailer, Cece may be the only person struggling as much as Hugh. Drawn to Hugh, Cece finds a love she’s never known. But when the real killer—a man-hunting beast—chooses another victim, Hugh and Cece realize they must unlock the clues to their past if they have any chance at a future.

(Summary taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

I wasn't sure if I was going to like the book at first, I'm still trying to decide whether I liked it or not. I really liked the concept and how descriptive it was. The book itself was very well-written and unique, but it was confusing at times. The beginning of the book was a total mystery to me, the characters weren't engaging at first, it was all so sudden that I started questioning it. The multiple point-of-views really threw me off. Needless to say, the story revolves around Cece and Hugh. Cece hasn't had a nice live, her mother is bipolar and they both live in a trailer. As a young girl, Cece now has to support her mother and make sure she is fine. From what I was able to see, Cece hasn't always had the best childhood and therefore has to grow up fast. On the other hand, Hugh is the total opposite. He doesn't remember what his real name is and where he is from. It was definitely interesting reading his point-of-view, it reminded me of The Host by Stephanie Meyer. The romance in the story is so sudden that it made it look a bit unrealistic. The characters were just so different that it was hard for me to get into the story. There were twists and turns in the story that made it interesting at times, yet because there were so many aspects of the story the ending came a shocker for me (definitely a cliffhanger). I'm not so sure if I'm going to be reading the second book in the trilogy, but I would recommend this book to those that want to give it a try. 

*ARC copy provided by Netgalley*

My Rating:

Monday, July 1, 2013

ARC Review: Girl Least Likely to Marry by Amy Andrews

Girl Least Likely to Marry 
by Amy Andrews
Released Date: Expected publication: July 23rd 2013 by Harlequin KISS
Series: The Wedding Season #2
Pages: 224
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

Talk nerdy to me
Samuel Tucker is absolutely the last person scientist Cassie Barclay would ever date. Yes, he's gorgeous, but he's also far too cocky for his own good and thinks that Pi is a tasty afternoon treat. So when he asks her to dance at her friend Reese's non-wedding she's wondering why on earth she says yes! 

Tuck is used to people assuming he's all brawn and no brain, and amuses himself by winding Cassie up. But when he finally takes her to bed, suddenly it's Tuck who can show Cassie a thing or two! Can he convince her that love and sex have nothing to do with logic and everything to do with chemistry?

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)
My Review:

A new take to modern romance. In the Girl Least Likely to Marry, Cassie Barclay, a scientist whose idea of romance is the least of her concerns has been invited to her friend's wedding and ends up meeting ex-NFL quarterback Samuel Tucker. From the very beginnings Cassie was determined to stay away from Tucker, but as a ladies' man, Tucker has other ideas in mind. He is determined to win over the smarty scientist and teach her a thing or two about what she has been missing all her life. As a scientist, Cassie believes in logic and it's purpose. She is not afraid to say whatever comes to her mind and she is definitely not shy when it comes to her attraction towards Tucker. She believes that the need that she has for him is all for scientific purpose, and nothing else. But as the pair start to get close, they soon realize that the chemistry that they have for one another may not be scientific after all. 

I really enjoyed reading this story, it's definitely something that I've never read before. The heroine in the book is smart and knows what she wants. She uses what she has gathered from books and knowledge to prove why things are happening to her, but she can't explain love. She doesn't want to be tied to a man, after all, her career is what she values the most. Cassie remained me of Temperance Brennan from the show Bones, they both have the same qualities and they view things the same way. Tuck is definitely someone to look out for, he is smart and he is also very likable. I found myself laughing from time to time while reading the novel. There are some pretty funny scenes that just make the book that much more interesting to read. The author did a good job developing the characters and at the end she tied everything very well. I will recommend this book to those of you that want something unique, romantic and funny to read.

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