Review Crushed By, Dawn Rae Miller

16158868Having it all has never been so hard.

For eighteen-year-old serial womanizer Fletch Colson, life is a game and if he plays by the rules, he’ll win it all: his dream college, his parents’ money, and a hot (if a little vapid) girl on his arm. Really, it couldn’t be easier. All he has to do is get good grades, live a privileged life, and try not to mess up too much.

However, when he accepts the seemingly impossible bet to change his ways and be “just friends” with smart, beautiful, tempting Ellie Jacobs – a girl who turns his world inside out – Fletch discovers his perfect life isn’t so wonderful.

As family secrets begin tumbling out, what once seemed simple and clear, no longer feels right, and Fletch must decide if winning it all is worth losing a piece of himself.

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I thought this book sounded so interesting.

Its about a rich, cute boy, in a BOARDING SCHOOL, getting drunk, partying, and falling in love. It sounded so promising. I didn’t know how anyone could screw up such a great plot, but apparently its easy, because this book was not very good.

The writing wasn’t bad. But everything else was. Fletch is just starting his senior year, at the ubber preppy boarding school for the rich, when his friends issue him a challenge. Since Fletch seems unable to keep it in his pants, his friends bet that he won’t be able to go almost a whole school year, being ‘just friends’ with a girl.

I wasn’t crazy with the whole MTV ‘She’s All That’ plot, but I liked the whole being friends first before succumbing to the love sort of thing, so I was game. But these characters had no redeeming qualities about them. Usually when I read books, I whine and moan about writers inability to write likeable female characters. But maybe they are simply unable to write likeable main character, and in this books case supporting characters as well. This book seemed to be the place where every despicable, disgraceful, dreadful, and a whole lot of other d word, character came to live.

It was so bad I ended up skimming the majority of the book just to find out how it ended. And it didn’t even end well. Ugh. Just not good.

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Review At Any Price By, Brenna Aubrey

cover39031-mediumAchievement Unlocked: Geek Virgin

When Mia Strong, proud geek-girl and popular gaming blogger, auctions off her virginity online, she knows she’ll make waves. But what she will not be making is a love connection. Her rules are set in stone: One night. No further contact.

It’s a desperate step, but it’s the only way she can go to medical school and pay her mother’s mounting hospital bills.

Difficulty Level: Millionaire CEO 

Adam Drake, the enigmatic auction winner, is a software prodigy who made his first million at seventeen. Now, in his mid-twenties, he’s sexy, driven and–as CEO of his own gaming company–he’s used to making the rules. Before Mia knows what’s happening, he’s found the loophole in the rules of her auction. Every stipulation she’s made to protect her heart gets tossed by the wayside.

She can’t tell if he’s playing her…or if he’s playing for keeps.

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Fifty Shades of Grey for Nerds.

I’m almost positive that this was once a Fifty Shades FanFic written by a computer gamer. Which is not a bad thing. The book was really well written and if you happen to be into gaming you’ll really enjoy it, but for everyone else (including me) it’s hard to relate to.

I didn’t like the main character nor did I like the plot. Mia, a 21 year old, virgin, college student decides that instead of getting a job like every other person with student loans she’ll sell her virginity over the Internet. But when beautiful, young, and rich fellow gamer Drake offers up almost a million dollars for Mia’s virginity she runs away scared.

This plot is ridiculous and unrealistic. Mia was annoying and whiny. She had a bad relationship six years prior that seems to have scared her for life and decides that instead of seeing a shrink or trying to form a real relationship she’ll instead sell her virginity, which she refuses to acknowledge, is prostitution. Also Drake turns out to be her perfect guy, and she refuses to acknowledge that as well.

The only good thing about this book was that it was well written and if you’re a girl gamer looking for a good romance novel this is the one for you.

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