Archive | September, 2013

~REVIEW: Dance For Me (Fenbrook Academy #1) by Helena Newbury ~

30 Sep
81-e2U2Y9oL._SL1500_SynopsisAll three books in this trilogy are out now and are available in Kindle Unlimited. Each book is a standalone with a HEA.

Natasha is one of the most promising ballet dancers at the prestigious Fenbrook Academy of Performing Arts and she’s just landed a life-changing audition. But no one knows the guilt she carries…or the damage it makes her inflict on herself when she’s alone.

Darrell is a multi-millionaire designer at 25. But past traumas have pushed him into isolation and the intense pressure of his work has brought him to the edge of burnout. Seeking inspiration, he sees Natasha dance and hires her as his muse.

As she dances for him, the two become entwined in a passionate but troubled relationship. He starts to see the pain inside her and helps her gradually lower her defenses…but Darrell has demons of his own. Can two broken people save each other? Or will the darkness they’re hiding consume them both?

michele review 4 stars
I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
I will say this was not what I expected, but still pretty good. I liked that it was different from all the New Adult Romances that are out there now a days. The normal “college kids trying to over come their “horrid past”” does not exsist here and I like it.
First you have Natasha. She is an aspiring ballet dancer trying to make it while dealing with her past. It’s a struggle for her to make it from day to day without slipping back in to her memories. Then walks in Darrell. He barges into one of her auditions and it all goes on from there. There is an instant attraction that can’t be denined. That is until is time for them both to share what happened in their past. Darrell has his own issues that he’s dealing with and almost completely loses Natasha because he isn’t willing to let things go, now if only he came to his senses. The only think I would have like would have been a litte bit more at the ending, that is unless Helena plans on writting more about Natasha and Darrell, then the ending makes sense.
If there is another book about Natasha and Darrell I’m all over it! (:
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~ REVIEW: Easy by Tammara Webber ~

30 Sep

81dKB4tOF5L._SL1500_SynopsisThe New York Times Bestseller by Tammara Webber

Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth – and find the unexpected power of  love.

A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl’s struggle to regain the trust she’s lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.

michele review 4 stars

I absolutely loved this book, and it’s hard to think of something to say without giving anything away. There was a lot of emotional things going on throughout the book. There were points where I had tears in my eyes because of what there were going through, then points where I was so mad because of some things said. I am definitely one of those people who become passionate about the characters I read about in good books, an this was one of them. I will be recommending this book to all my friends (this way I have someone to talk to about it (:). I’m going to have to see what else Tammara has written so I can read those as well!

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~ REVIEW: Hell’s Knights (MC Sinners #1) by Bella Jewel ~

28 Sep

811SYPtE8WL._SL1500_SynopsisRecommended for readers over 17+ Contains adult content.

A modern day biker romance.

Addison has had a hard life. Her mother is useless, and her father hasn’t been in her life for years. When her mother dies, she’s left with no money and an angry man after her. She goes to the only person she knows can take care of her right now – her father. She knows her father is the President of an MC club, but she doesn’t quite realize just how much she will come to rely on that club.

Cade is everything she knows she should stay away from, and yet she can’t seem to keep herself from wanting him. He’s the club VP, gorgeous, rugged, charming and he makes her feel again. She should be running, she should be escaping the demons of her past, but instead she finds herself falling for the gorgeous biker.

Come on this whirlwind romance with two broken people, who figure out how to put each other back together.

michele review 4 stars

This book was hot! There was a lot of sex, drugs, and some rape, so if that’s not something you like to read about, this book is not for you.
Addison had an extremely bad time greeting up. Her mother was a whore and tried to bring Addison down that road. When her mother dies, Addison feels free, but she’s really far from it.
When Addison goes to her father that she hasn’t seen since she was 4, she meets Cade. Cade is gorgeous and knows he’s gods gift to women. The thing is, he won’t leave Addison alone.
Addison and Cade soon find out that they aren’t so different and want to be with each other. But Addison’s past comes to hunt her down and take its revenge. Will Addison and Cade be able to free Addison from her past, or will it destroy her and everything to worked so hard for?
Excellent story! I can’t wait to read what happens next with Spike and Ciara!

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~ REVIEW: Scornfully Hers by Pamela Ann ~

28 Sep
71QarEHH0ULSynopsisA Torn Series Novella. The story takes you back a few months before Scornfully Yours in Carter’s POV. Carter Mason was the playboy soccer stud in their campus. Coming from wealth and good genes, he was used to getting everything he wanted. At a young age, he witnessed how love can become your worst enemy. It was a man’s downfall, an irrevocable poison that will forever haunt you, until you’re out of fight and gasping for your last breath. For years, he thought he was safe, until Emma. Lust at first glance. That’s what Carter instantly thought when his eyes landed on Emma Anderson for the very first time. She was a gorgeous woman who wore her sexiness and naïveté with confidence. Both wanted to enjoy each other without the complications of love and all the drama it came with. But the one thing they both avoided unexpectedly sprouted, causing a rift between them. Will they make it or break it?
michele review 4 stars

I read this book to see what went through Carter’s mind during the first book. I will say, didn’t make me like him anymore than I did in the first one. I think I rolled my eyes multiple times at some of the things he did, but expected Emma to forgive him. For someone who really loved Emma, he sure couldn’t keep it in his pants. It seemed that the slightest temptation took to much effort for him to back off. Maybe it’s because I’m totally against cheating and I feel that there should be no problem telling someone NO when they are asking you to do things, and that’s why I don’t get him. I dont’ know, but he sure isn’t on my favorite boys list, thats for sure.

This book was all through Carter’s POV and let you see what all was going through his head during Scornfully Yours. It was a good book, and there was definitely alot of sex.. ALOT OF SEX. I would recomend this book to my friends if they wanted his POV instead of going straight to Frayed. Don’t get me wrong I really liked this book, I just don’t like Carter.

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~ REVIEW: Scarred Love By M.S. Brannon ~

28 Sep

91IeT8rDm6L._SL1500_SynopsisDarcie Claiborne spent several years of her young life living with a monster, always fearing what he would do next. Clasping onto her last ounce of hope, Darcie releases a scream. It’s her final attempt to live; to survive the villain of her reality. Sweeping her up in his arms, Darcie’s knight in shining armor rescues her from the hell she’s been living; from the stepfather she’s feared for all those years.

Reggie Evans has been forced to grow up before he’s ready when his mother dies of an overdose, leaving him responsible to raise his younger brothers. One fateful night, Reggie jogs by an old, run down house and discovers a young girl clinging to life as she screams for help.

Three years later, Darcie is healing and always protected by the man who saved her, but now she’s fighting with something she isn’t prepared to face. The growing love for the man who saved her life three years ago, the same man who’s nine years older. All the while, Reggie fights to protect Darcie from the demons of her past and new ones of her present.

michele review 5 star a

I felt that M.S. Brannon did an excellent job with this book. Having been an abused child myself, I fell that she described what goes on in ones head pretty well. I think that with everything that Darcie had been through, she grew up to be a strong women (granted, with some anger issues (:). It’s hard for someone who goes through that to fight to live a some what normal life, instead of turning to drugs or alcohol. I so happy that Darcie was saved and was brought into a loving home (some don’t get that lucky).

Then there is Reggie. LOVED HIM! I know that some people don’t like how he is 9 years older, and then falls in love. What they don’t understand is that he helped her through an extremely tough time in her life. When you see someone go from a shy, meek girl with low self esteem to a strong woman, how can you not help but fall in love with her! I’ve seen reviews where they say that Reggie was a poor role model for the kids. I disagree, I fell that he did a great job with what he had. They lived in a bad neighborhood where drugs were getting passed around like candy. Sure he got them fake IDs so that could go into his bar, but at lease he owned the place a could keep a good eye on them. With What he had to work with, I think he did a great job!

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