Review Dreamwalker By, Andrea Heltsely

cover39106-mediumNoel Kennedy lost her boyfriend, her job, and her dignity all in one week and then gained an entirely new life. Hunted by a mysterious league of immortals, Noel must rediscover her forgotten past while uncovering the truth behind the two men who battle for her heart, both in dreams and in reality. 

Entranced, she slowly unravels a world she was meant to stay out of, one filled with creatures she once thought to be myth and dangers that threaten her very soul. Now Noel begins the fight for her life and must choose between two men who call to her heart. Can she escape a life of servitude or immortality for a chance at love?

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Noel is having a bad week. Her boyfriend just broke up with her, she gets fired, and to top it all off she’s having strange supernatural dreams. Yea she’s facing some problems. But after a few weeks wallowing in depression, she meets Jared the guy from her dreams and there is an instant connection. And then she meets Boone and she has a connection with him too.

I happen to like love triangles so I was all for this book, Jared and Boone are both equally great love interests, though I kind of like Jared a little more. And I really enjoyed all of the mythology in the book.

But what I didn’t like so much was the writing. The dialogue didn’t flow well, and it felt really choppy at times and unrealistic. There were also a few grammar problems. But the overall story and characters were really interesting, so it kept my interest until the end.

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Review Cold Blooded By, Amanda Carlson

cover33523-mediumMagic, mayhem and madness explode in this third installment in the Jessica McClain series.
Jessica McClain is on the run… again.
Finally reunited with Rourke, Jessica arrives home to find that her best friend has been kidnapped, her father has vanished, and the supernatural Sects — witches, demons, and sorcerers — don’t even have the courtesy to wait until she is unpacked to attack.
Now, mastering her powers as the sole female werewolf might not be enough to save them. Thrown together in a shaky truce with the Vampire Queen, Jessica must show all the different Sects what the true meaning of “the enemy of my enemy” is or her father will die…

 

 

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I don’t know why I keep reading these books.

I didn’t like the first one, nor the second one and yea you guessed it the third one didn’t do it for me either. I think my problem with why I keep coming back to these books is because I don’t hate them, I just don’t like them.

This book starts right where the last one ended. Jessica has just freed Rourke from the crazy goddess and now has to save her best friend and father. I feel like these characters need to take a long nap, I don’t think they’ve sat down in all three books. They have the absolute worst luck.

I think another reason why I keep coming back to this series is because I love Rourke, there is something about a bad boy, rogue werewolf that just does it for me. I originally hated how insta love their relationship was, but it’s grown on me.

I also feel this uncontrollable need to read anything and everything that has Vampires in it, and even though they aren’t the main characters they are still there and interesting.

So this book didn’t suck, it obviously has some redeeming qualities since I’ve read every book in the series, but I’m always left feeling disappointed and unfulfilled after its over.

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Review: Endless By, Amanda Gray

cover36112-mediumJenny knows she’s different. After all, she sees the past lives of people she touches. But when Nikolai, the mysterious boy she painted, shows up claiming to be a love from a past life, Jenny is forced to accept that he has traveled through time to find her. Now, Jenny and Nikolai must fight against the Order, an ominous organization tasked with keeping people in the correct time. The Order is determined to send Nikolai back. And fighting them could tear Jenny and Nikolai apart — this time for eternity.

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The story hooks you from the very beginning. I liked this book, the characters were really relatable and I loved the magic and history that was woven throughout.

Jenny has the power to see the past history of everyone she touches. She meets Ben and falls into a dream with him sending her to the past. She finds that they, along with another character Nikolai are time travelers, and the story goes from there.

So much happened in this book, too much happened in my opinion. Even though I liked the story it didn’t seem believable that so much could happen to these characters in only 2 weeks.

I also wasn’t crazy about the love triangle. I like Ben and even though I feel like I should like Nikolai more, I just couldn’t. But I did like the multiple points of views that the story was told in, and the traveling back in time.

It was a really crazy read, and I’m looking forward to the next one.

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Review: The Summer I Found You By, Jolene Perry

cover37283-mediumJolene Perry’s THE SUMMER I FOUND YOU, about a teenage girl trying to cope with her new diagnosis of type one diabetes and a teenage male veteran who is learning how to embrace his new life after losing an arm, who come together by using each other as an escape, only to discover through love and struggle that your life is what you make of it.

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This book focused too much on the characters issues and not enough on their story.

Kate has just been dumped by her boyfriend, and is looking for some sort of direction in his life. Aidan has just come home from overseas, with only one arm, and PTSD.

They obviously have a lot going on in their lives, these are characters that are carrying heavy burdens and need something or as it turned out someone to bring them out of the darkness.

Obviously from reading the description I knew that I would be reading about heavy subjects, I expected the story to be really emotional, and it was emotional. But I felt that the story had less to do with the actual characters and their romance and more to do with talking about diabetes and war. I wish there was more falling in love, and less devastation.

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Review: Addicted to You, By Krista & Becca Ritchie

cover37669-mediumShe’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom.

No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex.

Their real vice may be each other.

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You will never find another book like this and you probably won’t want to.

Lilly is addicted to sex and Lo alcohol, they pretend to be in a relationship so that their families won’t notice how messed up they are, but end up falling for each other.

While I love a great romance, I don’t know if this was one. These characters had sooo many problems. And while that should be apparent from the description, I kind of assumed that they would work through their problems as the book progressed, but they just seemed to get worse and worse, and eventually I didn’t understand why these two were still together.

I wish the characters had been a bit more than their problems, while I felt bad for them, I couldn’t relate to them, and a lot of the time I couldn’t understand them and their actions.

There were a lot of great and funny moments in this book, and the writing was good, but this book was too much of a roller coaster for me.

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Review: Cursed (Voodoo Nights, #1) By, Lizzy Ford

cover37486-mediumThe Red Man is coming …

 Five years after her sister disappeared, seventeen-year-old Adrienne finds the strength to return to her father’s home in New Orleans. But soon after she arrives, the mark of a curse appears on her, leaving her worried. Will she be the next victim of a four-hundred-year old family curse … the next to be claimed by a serial killer roaming the back alleys of the city?

 The day before his senior year begins, Jayden is given a skeleton key passed down through his family for generations — a gruesome reminder of how his ancestors betrayed their own people and sold them into slavery. He doesn’t believe in the curse the key allegedly bears and puts it away with the intention of forgetting about its message. Until he meets Adrienne, a girl he’s compelled to for more reasons than her beauty. 

 He’s not the only one who notices her. A man in a skeleton mask and a voodoo gang member are also drawn to Adrienne. One is determined to protect her. The other intends to mislead her. Haunted by the mythical Red Man, all are connected to the ancient curse.

 Can they overcome their misgivings about one another and prevent the dark prophecy looming over them? Or will they be lured away from each other by evil’s siren song?

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Lizzy Ford just keeps popping out these books. This is the forth Ford book I’ve read, my favorite was Xander’s Chance, and while I don’t love her books she knows how to write a captivating story with likeably flawed characters, set in an amazing paranormal universe. I think the reason I keep coming back to her books is because the settings and characters are so amazingly unique.

Cursed was no different. Adrienne, has just gone back to New Orleans after 5 years of avoiding her fathers home because of her sisters death. But right when she gets there she becomes cursed. After the first chapter I was hooked, I needed to know what was going to happen, how it was going to end. While I didn’t love Adrienne she eventually grew on me and I loved her relationship with Jayden.

I might not read the next book, even though this one was pretty good I’m not in love with the series.

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Review: Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1) By, Lisa Renee Jones

cover33455-mediumInfinite possibilities….
Infinite passion…..
Infinite danger….
His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn’t trust him. I shouldn’t tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.
At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loved to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten-even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets her guard down, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.

On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take “no” as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?

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I really wanted to like this book. It’s gotten tons of great reviews, and I thought I was going to love it. But I didn’t.

I’m tired of cliffhangers, and mysteries, and not knowing what is going on in a story and with its main characters. I like secrets, but I need to know them too. I felt like all I was doing was reading to find out what was going on with Amy, why was she running, and what happened in her past. I just wanted to know! And every sentence that went by that didn’t give me those answers made me dislike the book more and more.

I feel bad because the book was really well written and the characters were interesting, even if there was a bit too much sex, but in the end it just wasn’t for me.

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