May 26, 2015

REVIEW: #NERD by Cambria Hebert


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Two people from completely different worlds are about to be thrown together…

In more ways than one.

She wants to keep her scholarship. He wants to stay on the team. An awkward alliance doesn’t even begin to cover Rimmel and Romeo’s relationship.
But that’s about to change.
It starts with a dare. An initiation. A challenge.
Quickly, it turns into more. But when you’re a victim of your status, there is no room for anything real. The rules are clear and simple.
Stick to your circle.And never fall in love with anyone on the outside.

 I liked that the main heroine was likeable but still made mistakes that any other girl would make . She was innocent but not a virgin, sweet but not stupid. She was realistic.

“No one wanted to deal with damaged. It made them uncomfortable.” 

I didn't bought Rimmel and Romeo's connection, it was a little insta-lusty. However , as the book progressed I found myself engrossed and loving their chemistry once I got over it . The plot was a little cliché at the beginning,though it moved forward nicely and the writing was engaging.

“His voice gentled and his touch became more like a caress. "I love you," he whispered. "Romeo...""I love your glasses, your clumsiness, your wild hair, even the way you snort when you laugh." He smiled. "I love you in spite of yourself, Rim. Can't you love me in spite of myself?" I couldn't help it, I smiled."You do come with a lot of baggage." I sighed. "You're impossibly good-looking, terrible at math, and you like to drink that swill you call beer." I mock shuddered.He smiled, but I saw the relief in his eyes."Me being good-looking is a bad thing?" he teased. "You have a lot of options," I said seriously. "I'm not the best one.""No." He agreed. "You're not." Geez, he could have said it a little nicer."You're the only one."Oh, well, that was much better. 


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REVIEW: NEVER NEVER Part 1 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

24378015Best 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.




“I may not remember anything about her, but I would bet her smile was my favorite part of her” 


I enjoyed the book and the writing was simple but beautiful. I like how Colleen and Tarryn complement each other! :)

“How odd to be made of flesh, balanced on bone, and filled with a soul you’ve never met.” 

This was a surprise to me. I liked the relationship between Silas and Charlie and adored watching them get to know each other all over again. Their reactions were so great :D

“You think you can make me like you again?” I look over at her and give my head the slightest shake. “No. I’m gonna make you fall in love with me again.” 

I might grow to love these characters and this story if it the other books keep going as good as this first installment.
The cliffhanger didn't bug me at all, just left me intrigued. Can't wait to know how this story continues!



REVIEW: BEAUTIFUL DISASTER by Jamie McGuire.


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The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.



The book that started it all...

BEWARE THAT THIS WAS THE FIRST NEW ADULT BOOK I´VE EVER READ. 
It was 2013 and I didn't even know what NA was. I didn't have anything to compare it to at the time, and I loved it. I'm forever biased because of this, it will always have a special place in my heart.
I read it in one sitting and went to bed really late because I couldn't put it down, I was that engrossed in the story and the romance! Jamie McGuire's writing is ADDICTIVE.
“You know why I want you? I didn’t know I was lost until you found me. I didn’t know what alone was until the first night I spent without you in my bed. You’re the one thing I’ve got right. You’re what I’ve been waiting for, Pigeon.”

“I need to hear you say it. I need to know you’re mine.”
“I’ve been yours since the second we met.”

“I know we're fucked up, alright? I'm impulsive, and hot tempered, and you get under my skin like no one else. You act like you hate me one minute, and then need me the next. I never get anything right, and I don't deserve you...but I fucking love you, Abby. I love you more than I loved anyone or anything ever. When you're around, I don't need booze, or money, or the fighting, or the one-night stands...”

The relationship it felt to me that grew at a realistic pace. They got to know each other and were friends before they fell in love. They cared about each other, Abby didn't want Trav driving his bike drunk (even when he had just had sex with a girl and she heard him!) and he always watched Abby's back and wanted her to have everything. Travis was so sweet with her, so charming.
The relationship didn't feel abusive to me, though at times it was destructive but because they were fighting their feelings.
Abby did sometimes got on my nerves, but not the point where I hated her, just felt mad at her. She was so proud, I wanted to hit her! I understood where she came from though.
The dialogue was fluid, and there were parts where I was giggling and squealing so much.
I cared about the characters, I felt everything alongside them.


“He scanned my face with careful hope in his eyes.
“You love me?”
“It’s the tattoos,” I shrugged.
A wide smile stretched across his face, making his
dimple sink into his cheek.”

“I don't get scared very often," he said finally. "I was scared the first morning I woke up and you weren't here. I was scared when you left me after Vegas. I was scared when I thought I was going to have to tell my dad that Trent had died in that building. But when I saw you across the flames in the basement...I was terrified. I made it to the door, was a few feet from the exit, and I couldn't leave.
"What do you mean? Are you crazy?" I said, my head jerking up to look into his eyes.
"I've never been so clear about anything in my life. I turned around, made my way to that room you were in, and there you were. Nothing else mattered. I didn't even know if we would make it out or not, I just wanted to be where you were, whatever that meant. The only thing I'm afraid of is a life without you, Pigeon."
I leaned up, kissing his lips tenderly. When our mouths parted, I smiled. "Then you have nothing to be afraid of. We're forever.”

“I belong to my beloved, and my beloved is mine.”



May 25, 2015

REVIEW: COLLABORATION by Michelle Lynn and Nevaeh Lee

Collaboration (Backlash, #1)This is not your typical rock star romance. For one, the “rock star” is a rapper. And not just any rapper. Trace is the hottest ticket in the music industry right now, regardless of which definition of ‘hot’ you choose.
Taryn Starr is not the girl-next-door who unknowingly meets a celebrity. Known as “America’s Sweetheart,” the reigning country music princess and world-renowned superstar knows exactly who Trace is…or does she?
Their worlds collide when the musicians whose paths were never destined to cross are forced by their joint record label to collaborate on a song. The sparks fly and ignite a fire that blazes hotter with every minute they spend together—for better or worse. One thing’s for certain, the two media magnets can’t deny their explosive chemistry, but will life in the spotlight ultimately bring Trace and Taryn together or force them apart?


First of all, the cover is GORGEOUS, and I feel like it sums up the book so well!
It started off really original and promising.We have our country sweetheart, Taryn

“Now that little Southern Belle I just met...well, that's a totally different story. I could feel the innocence just pouring off that one, and damn if I didn't want to be the man to make a woman out of her.”

“I’ve heard voices described as ‘angelic’ before, but I never knew what they were talking about before now. She sounds like pure honey when she sings, all syrupy and so sinfully sweet - I'm pretty sure i could go to hell based solely on the thoughts i'm having right now. Now i'm the one staring."

But America´s sweetheart isn´t so perfect. She has a dark past.

(AND YES, TAYLOR SWIFT IS THE BEST. AND YES, TARYN LOOKS JUST LIKE TAYLOR IN MY MIND.)

Then there is our rapper manwhore, Trace

He has a tragic childhood.

In reality this bad boy isn´t so bad.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” 

He broke my heart, I loved him. (And he is, oh, so sexy)



They fell in love...

You could feel the chemistry...

Their romance was not INSTA-LOVE. They got to know each other slowly<3

I also think that the dual POV let me connect with each of the main characters and made me liked them as individuals. I wasn't only rooting for the relationship, I was rooting for them. I wanted each of them to get their happy ending.



“Although I like that answer, I need to hear you say it, sweetheart. Do. You. Want. Me?" I ask, nibbling on her earlobe with each word spoken.
"Yes, dammit, I want you," she says forcefully and yanks my shirt open, ripping the buttons, before tearing it off me. That's all the answer I need.”

“You and that girl together, well...let's just say, you might be the one to lose, my man."
"Thanks, bro, but losing her wouldn't make the game worth winning so I guess I'll take my chances because she is worth it.”

So why only 3 starts if I liked the beginning so much?

Well, there was an issue addressed in this book that I hate and am very against. It might be personal, but it´s not something I feel a character can redeem itself from. I ended up hating Taryn, because even though she was pushed by her mother to do certain thing I despised, she could've still said NO. It was no excuse.


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