Monday, October 2, 2017
Published: September 25th, 2015
Genres: Romance, New Adult
Date Read: September 29-October 2, 2017
Rating: 4 Stars
He gestured toward the house. “Hold her tight each day and night, because nothing’s promised to us. I just wished I would’ve held on tighter.”
Okay, now that I've finished bawling my eyes out until there are no tears left to shed…
I don't recall ever reading a book that has made me cry as often as this one did. And oh boy did it pull on my heart strings! Giving birth to my son 5 months could be helping to influence my emotions, but maybe not.
This book was such a great read from start to finish. I truly didn't want to put it down! I loved Tristan and Elizabeth, they fit together so perfectly. Two characters who were completely broken and just needed someone to help pull them out of the fog they were living in - they just made sense together. And we can't forget about Elizabeth's best friend Faye! Oh how I loved reading about that quirkly, foul-mouthed woman!
You know that place in between nightmares and dreams? The place where tomorrows never come and yesterdays don’t hurt anymore? The place where your heart beats in sync with mine? The place where time doesn’t exist, and it’s easy to breathe? I want to live there with you. –TC
This book had so many powerful messages but I feel like the main one is - live life to the fullest because tomorrow is never promised. And it's absolutely true. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a nice romance that will have you reaching for the tissues faster than you can say Tristan!
Friday, September 29, 2017
Published: December 30th, 2012
Genres: Romance, New Adult, Freebie On Amazon, College
Date Read: September 25-29, 2017
Rating: 3.5 Stars
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I almost wanted to take a day and think about how I wanted to word my review. Did I enjoy the book? Yes. Did I love it? No. Would I read it again? Probably not.
It was a good book, I enjoyed a lot of the characters and it was a decent read but there was nothing that made me want to block out the world for a few hours in a mad rush to finish this book. It kept me engrossed enough to continue reading but there was nothing extraordinary about it, at least for me.
That being said, check this book out - you might feel differently than I did. This review can also be found on my blog The Book Potato
Monday, September 25, 2017
Published: March 20, 2015
Genres: Romance, Athlete
Date Read: September 15-25, 2017
Rating: 5 Stars
I was sucked in from the first chapter of this book and I knew I was going to enjoy this read. I love the way the author tells the story and I so enjoy the main character, Sal's commentary and sense of humor.
"It was the worst non-break-up ever in the history of imaginary relationships with a man who didn’t even know I existed."
I love the character of Sal, she was so much fun to read about. And Kulti. Oh, how I love Kulti. This book was definitely a slow burn, super slow, but so worth it. The main characters had such chemistry and I enjoyed their banter so much.
"The German tilted his head up and cursed something low and long in German. “You were brought to this planet to give me an ulcer, weren’t you?”"
I also loved Jenny and Harlow - its always nice to see TRUE friends are out there. And I loved any of the squad members that we're backstabbing fakers.
"The second [voicemail} was from one of the defenders on the team that I wasn’t particularly close to, who laughed so hard she sounded like she was dying. “German Chocolate Cake! Oh my god, I thought I pissed my pants.”"
I think everyone should live by the motto below, its so true.
"Once you reluctantly accepted that people were always going to judge you no matter what, it got a little easier to deal with having people dislike you."
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish and highly recommend it to everyone, even readers that aren't huge fans of sports book. Read this book, you wont regret it!
Friday, September 15, 2017
Published: March 15, 2013
Genres: Romance, Musician, New Adult, Freebie On Amazon
Date Read: September 13-15, 2017
Rating: 3.5 Stars
I'm not really sure where to start with this review. Did I like this book? Yes. Did I love it? No. Did I enjoy a lot of the characters? For the most part.
Evie and Jared were a great couple, when they were together. I understand they both had their hangups due to previous relationships and that they were each having trouble overcoming them. I get it. But it was like the movie groundhog day - the same thing kept happening over and over. Something would happen and Jared would freak out and disappear while Evie would deal with the pain in her own, unproductive way. It got old, quick. However, I am happy that they were finally able to get their crap together and work everything out!
I'm not really sure where I stand on Mac's character. I have a very love/hate relationship with her since one minute I was happy with her and the next I wished she would disappear. Maybe, if she gets her own book, I'll understand more of her feelings and get some clarity as to what was going on with her in this book.
I enjoyed Evie's bandmates and would have liked to have seen a bit more of them - I'm sure they have a bigger role in the other books. And I loved Jared and Mac's brothers - I definitely would love to read more about them.
I enjoyed this book but I'm not sure if I'm going to read the rest of the series. Then again, you never know!
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Published: January 29th, 2013
Genres: Romance, Athlete, Freebie On Amazon
Date Read: September 12-13, 2017
Rating: 5 Stars
This book gets 5 glorious potato stars. Haha.
Where to begin with this review?
“You don’t have problems,” Drew said.
James considered the condition of his career and his unexpected predicament with Bel. “I don’t?”
“Yes,” Will said. “You do.” He glared at Drew. “He does.”
“He doesn’t,” Drew said to Will. He turned to James. “It’s not a problem,” he said, grinning. “It’s love.”
James stared at him while the ring of truth reverberated through his entire body. “Oh, Christ.”
Drew laughed. “This is awesome.”
Will smiled grimly. “Awesome. Right.”
I LOVED JAMES AND HIS BROTHERS! Yes, they could be annoying and self centered and sometimes made me want to reach into the book to slap them (more so Will than James and Drew) but I adored each one and I cannot wait to read their stories.
“It’s perfect.” He took that last step and caught her hands up in his. “You’re perfect.”
She laughed, his approval seeping into her bones like summer sunshine. “I’m hardly perfect.”
“Any more perfect and I’ll have to dig up a set of dueling pistols to defend your honor after some jerk tries to take liberties at that damn fountain.”
James and Bel were so perfect for each other that I was rooting for them as soon as she showed up at his house with her butter and eggs. This book was definitely a slow burn and I truly enjoyed reading it. It was refreshing to read about a couple that didn't fall into insta-love and live happily every after within a hundred pages.
Brava to Susan Say for writing such a riveting book that I absolutely did not want to put down. I'm off to explore the rest of this series!
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Published: May 4th, 2015
Genres: Romance, New Adult, Freebie On Amazon
Date Read: September 11th, 2017
Rating: 4.5 Stars
I don't usually read this type of books (step-siblings falling in love) since its tpyically taboo for me, for some reason. However, I thought this was very tastefully done. I loved the relationship between Kennedy and her mother and that they both only wanted the other to be happy. And I loved Kennedy and Jackson's relationship once they actually got together. I understand Kennedy's reasonings for fighting true love but when you know, you know. Like other reviewers, I really wanted to hit her over the head with this book to get her to wake up and see what was right in front of her!
I also loved a lot of the secondary characters as well. But, Lauren was definitely a favorite of mine - I love that our heroine had such a loyal best friend. I would love to read a book about Lauren in the future!
Check this book out, definitely worth the read!
Published: March 4th, 2017
Genres: Romance, Athlete, Erotica
Date Read: August 15 - September 11, 2017
Rating: 4 Stars
I loved this book, truly, and I enjoyed the main characters - Eliana and Kane. I thought they were so well suited for each other. And once I was able to sit down and have time to read and enjoy this book I did not want to put it down!
I like what Eliana and Kane were about and its nice to to see two very flawed characters come together and naturally fall in love. I hope the author references this couple in other books, I'd like to see what happens to them in the future!
My only reason for giving it 4 stars is that the book just abruptly ends. Things are coming to a head and we know something big is going to happen and then all of a sudden everything is wrapped up in a neat little bow and the book is finished so quickly it almost gave me whiplash. Everything was so perfectly paced and done so well and then everything just stops. I wish the end would have been fleshed out a lot more.
Published: January 18th, 2017
Genres: Romance, Freebie On Amazon
Date Read: June 21st-24th, 2017
Rating: 3 Stars
I really liked the premise of this book and I absolutely love the author but for some reason this book just didn't "do it" for me. It was a decent read but there was just so many things about it that I just couldn't get on board with. I liked the hero and heronine well enough but the story itself could have been a lot longer. The main characters weren't happy with each other for the longest time and then out of the blue everything is going well and the hero wants to do things to make the heroine happy. It all just happened too quickly for me.
That being said, it was still an good enough read to get 3 stars in my book.
Published: March 12th, 2017
Genres: Romance, Erotica, Freebie on Amazon
Date Read: March 28, 2017-June 21st, 2017
Rating: 3 Stars
I read this book almost in one sitting and truly enjoyed it. I loved Deacon, I thought Rita was a decent heroine and I absolutely adored little Elsie! My only issue with this book is it was very short and I would have liked to have seen the storyline more fleshed out. I don't like it when there is no build up between the hero and heroine and they fall into insta-love.
That being said, I did enjoy this story and definitely wouldn't mind reading it again!
Friday, February 3, 2017
Published: September 2015
Genres: Romance, Freebie on Amazon
Date Read: January 28-February 3, 2017
Rating: 4 Stars
I don't really have much to say about this book since it was a really enjoyable read but there was nothing about it that stood out to make it a 5 star book. I truly enjoyed the characters, the storyline, and everything about it. The story was fast paced but didn't gloss over anything and it didn't dawdle at any point.
My only reason for giving it 4 stars is because it definitely could have been longer and certain events and parts of the characters could be more fleshed out. Or at least that's how I feel.
I loved the dynamic between James and Audrey and how they just meshed together so perfectly. They were definitely made for each other!
I'm sure I'll be checking out the rest of the series!