Month: November 2012

Rock the Heart

“This next song goes out to the girl who shredded my heart without hesitation back in high school. It’s called Ball Busting Bitch, and Laine this one’s for you.”
-Michelle Valentine, Rock the Heart
I have been waiting to get my hands on this book and nothing beats the giddiness I felt when I found out that it was out 5 days earlier than its official release date. Funny cause that day was a day after I published the teaser I made for it! Stupid me! But the response of the author and her followers were still overwhelming so I guess it doesn’t really matter.
The story is about the rekindled first love of Lanie Vance and Noel Falcon. 
Lanie has just landed her intern in one of the biggest Marketing firm in New York. As ambitious as she was, Lanie will do everything to keep her dream job at hand. But it was never in her wildest dream that her first ever assignment would mean dealing with an old flame, Noel, the famous lead singer of Black Falcon.
She has not seen him in years, not since the night he broke his heart and told him that his dream of becoming a rockstar will lead him nowhere! Ouch! But fate has its own way of charging its own course. Noel became big! Bigger than she thought he would be and now he is the only key to fulfill her own dreams. 
While Lane try to keep everything all business, Noel most certainly not. He is one perfect person who knows her very well and he knows it would only take him much to get her back into her arms. Guess he’s right! After what seems like forever, with all the push and pull, Lanie finally gave into her feelings. I mean, did she really think for one second she can resist him? With all the sexiness oozing from every pore of his body? C’mon Lane, look at him and tell me you don’t want crave for him!

The book is everything you would wish for a romance novel. It has the angst, the steamy scenes, but most definitely it has the heart. You will surely fall in love not just with the main characters, but with the supporting ones as well. If you’re into those sexy rockstar read like I am, well this book should be your bible! Its a one-stop-shop for sexy bodies and “libidinous” rockstars (and yes, that word exists). But don’t tell me I didn’t warn you with the after effects though, coz these guys are definitely the ULTIMATE APHRODISIACS, you will go gaga all through out! 
But wait! There’s a plus! The author, Michelle Valentine whom I love with all my heart is so AMAZING! She’s one of those people I feel who has genuine concern and interest to her readers. She most definitely knows what they want and knows how to play with them. So what else could you ask for? You’ve got the best of both worlds…a killer book and a stunning author!

Come Away With Me

“You are my now, always, forever”
-Kristen Proby, Come Away With Me
Holy Mother of Heart! This is freaking hot!!!
Are you sure it’s a debut novel Kristen Proby? Are you f*** serious? Cause it looks more like a pro to me…like someone who’s been doing it her whole life! The writing style, the flow of the story, how the characters were presented were just insanely AWESOME!
Well who doesn’t want  a happy ending? This only proves that a good book doesn’t really need a lot of complications, a whole lot of twists and turns just to satisfy the pallets of the readers. Yeah, the story was simple yet it will literally get you hooked from end to end.
The story is basically about two people who found love unexpectedly. They started out at the wrong foot, when while Natalie, a photographer by profession was taking pictures of  the beautifu scenery, was surprisingly confronted by a gorgeous, mysterious guy named Luke who mistakenly thought that she was taking pictures of him. Clearly surprised that she wasn’t, he profusely apologized and offer her out to breakfast to make it up from him being a total douche bag!
Natalie is a very strong character, she says what she wants and does what she thinks is right. She’s been through hell during her early days and those circumstances were very evident in her body, where every tattoo significantly meant something. I don’t think I have ever fallen in love this hard to any female character. Most of the times the guys get the swooning! But man! Natalie is someone you should look forward to. She’s just so irresistible and Kristen did a very good job in keeping her uniquely interesting all through out the story.
Oh, but did i mention about the hot scenes? Explicitly sexy! Airplane sex, desk sex, skinny dipping, name it and you will have it here…done in a very artistic and tasteful manner.
This book will surely satisfy your cravings for a good book, so what are you still waiting for? Go grab your copies now!


Pushing the Limits

“If you’re scared, tell me. If you need to cry and scream, then do it. And you sure as hell don’t walk away from us because you think it would be better for me. Here’s the reality, Echo: I want to be by your side. If you want to go to the mall stark naked so you can show the world your scars, then let me hold your hand. If you want to see your mom, then tell me that too. I may not always understand, but damn, baby, I’ll try.” 
― Katie McGarryPushing the Limits

How can it be so wrong when it feels so right?

I’ve had this book for quite a while now but haven’t picked it up for I wasn’t so sure if I’d like the story line…but it turned out to be something very interesting that I’d stay up till midnight just to finish it!
Noah and Echo have been desperately wanting to live a normal life…again! With all those excess baggage they had in the past, living “normal” has been way too hard for them.

It dealt with deep issues of violence, death, mental health, peer pressure, family drama and the challenges faced by foster kids. Its was definitely a reality check for me.It was a nice combination of love, romance but also addressed some real life issues. Just the right amount of tension between the main characters and it was all good and satisfying.

I think we all have a part of Noah and Echo inside us. We often get blinded of the idea of a picture perfect life, that we tend to bust our ass, no matter what it takes to have it. But a happy life is not a perfect life! Surely there will be a lot of issues, a lot of struggles and moments of failure. Life itself is a continuous journey to know that everything happens for a reason. So what else to do than learn to go with the flow, look at the bigger picture of life and appreciate what’s working for you. Knowing life can’t be perfect, we must accept and embrace everything that comes with it…and knowing we can’t be perfect either, we have to settle to strive to being the best we could be!


watch out for Beth’s side of story,
expected release 2013

Seducing Cinderella

“Maybe the best way to teach you how to seduce, is to let you feel what it’s like to be seduced.” 
― Gina L. MaxwellSeducing Cinderella

The Art of Seduction! 

Is there such a course? I would really love to be part of that especially when a hottie guy with exuding sex appeal named Reid Andrews will be your instructor! And if I were Cinderella, I would literally leave both my shoes, run all the way to Reid, and kiss him relentlessly. Because without any doubt, he is  my perfect prince charming!
A great debut novel! Gina Maxwell’s impeccable writing gives us readers more than enough to satiate our curiosity and hunger for passionate scenes. She is gifted with a vivid imagery and creative words that helped made the story line more entertaining and character driven!
“I know, but I won’t give it to you right now. And it has nothing to do with Vanessa in the next room, because believe me, if I wanted to I’d take you up against that wall and not give a damn if she watched while eating popcorn like it was one of your movie dates.”
“Then why?” Oh, God, was she actually whining?
He held the side of her face as he spoke, his intense eyes doing nothing to help cool her down. “Because when I make you come for the first time I don’t want you holding back. I want to hear every hitch of your breath.” He placed a kiss at her temple. “Every moan.” And another kiss on her cheek. “And I won’t be satisfied until you scream my name.”
“Since when has my heart been with you?” She nodded. He stepped closer and framed her face in his large hands. “Quite possibly from the first time I heard you snort.” He placed a kiss on the tip of her nose. “Very probably when you flirted with our waiter.” A warm kiss on the freckle by her eye. “Almost certainly the first time you fell asleep in my arms.” A small kiss on the opposite cheek. “And most definitely the night we made love.” Finally, a tender kiss on the lips.” 
 “Lucy Marie Maris…I am completely and utterly in love with you. And as god is my witness- no matter how long it takes- someday I will be worthy enough to be your husband, because I can’t bear the thought of living without you.” 
Can you see what I mean? There is absolutely no other way to end it…a perfect take to end Cinderella’s fairy tale!

–watch out for the sequel , Nov. 20th!

Clash (Crash #2)

“When are you going to stop looking at all the reasons you shouldn’t be together and start focusing on the reasons you should be?” 
― Nicole WilliamsClash

Love will always find you in the end!
Just look at the cover! Can you resist that? Oh, I don’t think so! Nicole Williams did it again! Playing the story so easy yet so irresistible. She definitely knows how to move her readers and she just gets better everytime! She puts us in an emotional roller coaster and keeps us through out the ride. She really is one of my favorites!
If you loved Crash then you will definitely fall head over heels with Clash! There were a lot of parts in the book where it will just hits you with reality. A lot about love and how to fight and stand for it.

“Love isn’t only love, sweetheart. It’s hard work, and trust, and tears, with even a few glimpses of devastation. But at the end of each day, if you can still look at the person at your side and can’t imagine anyone else you’d rather have there, the pain and heartache and the ups and downs of love are worth it.”

“Love isn’t easy. Especially the really good kind. It’s difficult, and you’ll want to rip your hair out just as many days as you’ll feel the wind at your back. But it’s worth it. It’s worth fighting for. Don’t let what isn’t real blind you from what is. Life isn’t perfect, we sure as shit aren’t perfect, so why should we expect love to be?”

“If you say you’re going to trust your man, then trust your man. Don’t revoke that privilege when he needs it most.”

A sucker for a happy ending? It isn’t easy though for Jude and Luce with all the highs and lows, their personal insecurities, the conflict between families as they tried to work through their relationship. But love always prevails no matter how hard you try to fight it. Love can penetrate even the barriers of hatred from each other’s past.

“I know I’m one royal screw up, and God knows there’s nothing I could ever do to deserve you,” he began, taking my hand in his after sliding the ring free from the chain.

“But I want you, Lucy Larson. Bad. I want you forever. The kind of bad I have for you isn’t the kind that goes away.” His forehead lined, his eyes washing silver. “Ease my suffering. Make me the happiest, most tortured man in the world. Marry me?”

Perfectly said…but will Luce finally give in and say yes? mmmm….

— going gaga over Nicole’s books?
wait till you read Fissure and Fusion 


“You’ve got all my firsts,” he said.  
All the ones that matter.” 
― Nicole WilliamsCrash

You can’t choose love, love chooses you!

I love Nicole Williams! Not just as an amazing author but I love how she reaches out to her readers. I remember one time sending her a private message over facebook and she would reply with the sweetest message ever! I just love her!

This is the first book I have read in Nicole’s collection and after this one, I have exclusively spent the whole week reading the rest of her books. Not to mention the book covers! Wow!!! Is that a movie poster or what? I think Nicole has developed some fetish over book covers. All of her books are such head turners when it comes to the cover. And I tell you, it does a lot to catch the reader’s attention and interest.

This is not your usual “love at first sight” story. No instant love at all.

“The thing was, if staying away from him made me unsmart, I never wanted to be smart again.” 
Lucy is someone who is very outspoken and a one tough lady! She is very entertaining, funny and couldn’t care less what other people say and think of her. She has been through a lot lately and would not dare to add more complications to her life up until he met one of the most popular names in the local boys home.

“The name’s Jude Ryder, since I know you’re all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, and I don’t do girlfriends, relationships, flowers or regular phone calls. If that works for you, I think we could work out something special.” 
So everything has been summed up in one line. A bad ass to many, but if you see right through him, he’s more of a delicate person who had a very tough life growing up, but who is willing to try to change his perspectives for love…for Luce!

“How does a guy like you promise someone forever at eighteen?” 

“Easy,” he said, pressing a soft kiss into the corner of my mouth. “He finds a girl like you.”
Happily ever after? Not too fast, baby! A lot had happened on this book and expect a whole lot more on the next! This is one book you wouldn’t want to miss reading!


— salivating over Jude Ryder???
follow through with  Clash  (Crash #32)

Slammed & Point of Retreat

“Sometimes two people have to fall apart to realize just how much they belong together” 
― Colleen HooverPoint of Retreat

Tissue please! I was Totally Slammed!

Let me start with an excerpt from one of my favorite poems in the book and tell me how in the world can you not get emotional reading this?

Sometimes, life gets in your way.
It gets all up in your damn way.
But it doesn’t get all up in your damn way because it
wants you to just give up and let it take control. 
Life doesn’t get all up in your damn way 
because it just wants you to hand it all
over and be carried along.

Life wants you to fight it.
It wants you to grab an axe and hack through the wood.
It wants you to get a sledgehammer 
and break through the concrete.
It wants you to grab a torch and burn through the metal
and steel until you can reach through and grab it.
Life wants you to grab all the organized, the
alphabetized, the chronological, the sequenced. 
It wants you to mix it all together,
stir it up, blend it.

Life doesn’t want you to let it tell you that your little
brother should be the only thing that comes first.
Life doesn’t want you to let it tell you that your career
and your education should be the only thing 
that comes in second.
And life definitely doesn’t want me
To just let it tell me
that the girl I met,
The beautiful, strong, amazing, resilient girl
That I fell so hard for
Should only come in third.

Life knows.
Life is trying to tell me
That the girl I love,
The girl I fell
So hard for?
There’s room for her in first.
I’m putting her first.” 

This is when you say….ahhhhhhhh! (sigh, Laken is such a lucky girl!!!)
Definitely one of my favorite book series my  my favorite series of all time! The story line, the poetry, the heartbreaking situations and the love between the characters are just perfectly awesome! It just hits you big time! I laughed, I cried and I even ended up loving the Avett Brothers
Colleen Hoover allowed me to feel the story as if I was on their shoes. Feeling the hurt, the love, and the complications. There was even a time when I have to stop reading and was forced to put the book down so I could gather myself again. The characters and their participation in the story are very well thought off and perfectly written. I truly adore them!
I always have a soft spot for poetry and reading this book made me wish I could write and perform one, too.    Both books talked about real life situations. Its about love for the family, taking responsibilities, strong bonds of friendship, fighting for love…its about priorities, taking decisions, committing mistakes and learning from them…its about moving on and deciding when to finally stop carving pumpkins!

A butterflying-tastic book that you can’t help but fall in love with!


– Colleen Hoover is bringing back Will and Lake
for the final installment of  Slammed Series.
watch out for This Girl, 2013!

Bared to You (Crossfire #1)

” I want there to be happily-ever-afters for the fucked-up crowd. Show me the way, Eva honey. Make me believe.”

My post Fifty Shades read and it didn’t disappoint me at all! Better written as everyone would agree, with such incredible characters and not to mention all the angsty, erotic scenes and the emotional roller coaster ride the author has promised. The twists on the characters are very well thought out and will definitely leave you wanting more and more!
The story mainly revolves around Eva Tramell, a young ad agency assistant who tries to live a normal life after a very traumatic childhood incident and Gideon Cross, the hottie billionaire who doesn’t believe in mixing sex and emotions… well, only until he met Eva. When their paths crossed, there was an undeniable connection that was so intense they couldn’t let each other go. But there’s too much baggage for both of them and they are totally screwed up! Their troubled past make them the insecure lovers they are, yet they both want each other so desperately it hurts.
Can two broken souls survive it all? Can they find their way to heal without hurting each other? Will love and sex be enough to get them through?
I really love the story from beginning to end. Not to mention how other characters were strategically placed to spice up the story. Each has its own spotlight that you can’t afford to miss!

Sylvia Day did not just tell the story, she made it come alive! 
Apart from its extra steamy and erotic scenes, i think BARED to YOU is yet another reminder that sometimes, LOVE just ain’t enough to hold a relationship together, but its bare minimum! Its a combination of LOVE, TRUST, HONESTY, COMMUNICATION, COMPROMISE and a huge amount of COMMITMENT that each party is willing to contribute.
Just like Eva and Gideon, its always a “work in progress”!

…just about to read Reflected in You! 
stay tuned for the review!