Review Take it like a Vamp By, Candace Havens

TakeItLikeAVampNEW_500_thumb-0x225Vampire Nick Christos might’ve been born in the Middle Ages, but the good old days seem tame compared to the last eight years he’s spent ruling the Supernatural Council. His only respite is with his cute neighbor Casey Meyers, a woman he wants more than any undead man should. Sure, he’s forced to take a cold shower after every encounter, but there’s no way he’ll test his own strength by getting too close to a human, and he’s not willing to risk her life–not with bloodthirsty family on the prowl out to ruin Nick’s life.

When said Nick’s kin shows up, the innocent Casey is caught in the middle of a centuries old fight, and Nick’s biggest fear is realized. Now, instead of keeping his hands off his neighbor, he’ll risk everything to save the human he’s come to love.

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(3 Hearts)

This was cute, and I do happen to love a good vampire book. But it was just ok.

The writing was ok, the plot was ok, the characters were ok…it was just ok.

The first chapter was slightly better than ok, which is probably what hooked me to the book in the first place. Nick is in love with Casey; Casey is in love with Nick. The only problem is that Nick is a vampire. People are trying to kill him; people are trying to kill Casey. There’s a lot of running, a lot of talking about fighting, and a lot of misunderstandings. The book was just whatever, very predictable, not enough passion. No real reason to waste your money or time. But if you’re Jonesing for a vampire book, this is one. It’s not that great but it’s not awful.

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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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(2 Hearts)

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 Slow Burn By, Nicole Christie

18374087It’s the beginning of senior year, and seventeen year old Juliet Somers has made the rash decision to transfer to her boyfriend’s school in an effort to spend more time with him. Sexy bad boy Johnny Parker is a legend at Leclare Academy, and Juliet still can’t believe that an average girl like her was able to tame his wild ways. She can’t wait to start her new school with him by her side.

But one night, Johnny’s self-destructive habits lead to a stunning betrayal–and Juliet realizes she’s made a huge mistake. Now she’s stuck at a school where she doesn’t fit in, and all the girls seem to hate her guts. Even worse, Johnny is determined to get her back, pulling crazy stunts to win her forgiveness. Juliet is resigned to being an outcast for the rest of her senior year, with no friends, and no clue what she wants to do with her life.

Things start to look up when she gets to know some of Johnny’s friends, and finds that some of them are really good guys. With the help of an unlikely ally at her side, Juliet begins to think her situation is not as bad as it seems. As the school year rolls on, she opens herself up to new experiences, makes some huge mistakes, and discovers things about herself she’s not sure she likes.

Juliet resolves to stay strong against Johnny’s seductive tactics, but it’s becoming increasingly harder to deny she still has feelings for him. Will she risk her heart to him again–or will a hot contender manage to sweep her off her feet?

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(5 Hearts)

Drop what you are doing and go buy this book right now!
No not tomorrow, right now!!
I will never understand why bad books like Hunger Games 3- Mockingjay and Divergent three- Allegiant (why cant authors write good endings to a series) have sold so many copies but amazing books like this hardly sell any.
This is not only my favorite book of the year; it’s my favorite book of next year too.
Slow burn had everything a book should have. It’s like you dream of this imaginary book with this amazing romance and characters and setting only to start to wonder if u will ever find it. But it exists, it really does!!
The book starts with Juliet catching her boyfriend, Johnny, cheating on her. Even though she’s devastated, this wouldn’t have been that big of a deal except she just transferred schools so she could spend her senior year with him. So instead of having the best year of her life she begins her senior year surrounded by a bunch of snotty rich kids that hate her for gaining the attention of their star football player. But things don’t actually turn out that bad. Even though her ex won’t leave her alone trying to get her back, she ends up making really great friends, the most surprising one being Johnny’s own brother Dean. Oh God Dean! He makes my former book boyfriend Kellan Kyle look like a toad. But really all the characters were great. This was such a character driven book, I felt like they were my friends. And Juliet was such an amazing main character, she was relatable, and likeable and hilarious. This book had everything. Great characters a heart stopping romance and amazing drama. Just writing about it makes me want to read it again!

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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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(3 Hearts)

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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(3 Hearts)

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: 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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(3 Hearts)

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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