Wednesday, May 17

Review: Pucked Off

Pucked Off Pucked Off by Helena Hunting
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was a long time coming! I've been getting up close with Lance and I thought I knew what I was getting from his story. Turned out I didn't. What a trip! Although Lance was a constant fixture in the past few books in the series, I really wasn't ready to decide on how I feel about the guy. And I really thought that I was getting a story with Tash. See just how good HH is in making me believe all that?

Lies. All lies.

Because what I got was an even sexier story, an even more beautiful lady for Lance. And I finally decided that I do like him. The earlier books felt light after reading this one. This read had more angst and had a more darker tone that I was not expecting but unexpectedly enjoyed because it gave so much more character to Lance and Poppy. Such a good read!

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Review: Text 2 Lovers

Text 2 Lovers Text 2 Lovers by K. Webster
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I may have already mentioned in any of my past reviews that I'm easily sold on technology-based or -related romances. So I guess I was already sold on this book just by knowing the title. And I thought this story started off really well--great chemistry between the characters and the text messaging was really all fun. Unfortunately, it kind of slowed down a bit for me after the romance became more personal and face-to-face. It should've been more intimate but I couldn't feel it enough. There was just something missing and I couldn't identify what really went wrong. A bit of my expectations just weren't met in the end or maybe I was just expecting more.

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Friday, May 12

Review: Damage

Damage Damage by Stella Rhys
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This read was the epic conclusion to the Abram-Isla love story that just got complicated! Because that ending in the first book was a killer. Goddamn. I did not expect the spin. Or the spins, because there were lots of 'em. But as with the first book, I loved how well-paced this book was. In your face and no dragging on with the story. I really enjoyed the epilogue because it really detailed things that I wanted to have closure on.

PS--And I also did not expect Jesse Toro. Whaaat?! I am not ready for this villain-slash-hero. I could not even bring myself to hate him. I have not researched it yet but feel free to let me if this delicious piece of a man has his own book.

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Thursday, May 11

Review: Havoc

Havoc Havoc by Stella Rhys
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have yet to read a book by SR that will leave me disappointed and I hope that will never happen. I thought that this book started with a bang. I loved how well paced the story went--although it may come off a bit too fast for some. And I loved how hot the main characters were. The attraction between Abram and Isla was full-on hot! And then the surprise twist in the end...hsdg dldvld allgdfyg!!! Totally stopped my effing heart. Wtf.

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Wednesday, May 10

Review: Full Package

Full Package Full Package by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ooooooh, this read had so much feels. I know LB can dish out a good read and yet sometimes, I'd feel like there seems to be something missing after I've read everything.

Not with this book. That's probably because I'm partial to the friends-to-lovers theme? Nevertheless, this book had me smiling and crying and then smiling again. I don't want to give anything away except to say that I did not expect the simple twist to the story. There are stories that just don't need too many or much drama. This was one of those and LB cooked this rather well right up to the end. Oh, my heart!

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Friday, May 5

Review: Big Shot

Big Shot Big Shot by Carly Phillips
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book started a little slow for me because I wasn't really feeling the antagonism between Wes and Natalie. In some instances they can be hot while in some, like in this plot, it just didn't work well for me. I can't describe well what was lacking in this plot line only that it didn't have enough "teeth" to leave a very good impression especially since this was Phillips/Wilde collab. I guess that also added to the higher-than-usual expectations.

But with all that being said, this was still a better book than most. The authors have it stamped it with their usual dose of sexy and fun banter.

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Thursday, January 26

Review: Finding Her Center

Finding Her Center Finding Her Center by Aja Cole
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was extra excited to read this book because I was really hooked with the blurb. However my bubble burst because the book started when Greyson/Cole and Daya was well into they texting/phone relationship already...and that was the part I was really looking forward to. It was actually nearing the end.

I don't know if that was because of that development that my head started to go somewhere else when I continued with the book. I expected it to be a fun read and suddenly, it started to really get serious when Daya started to deal with her past. It suddenly felt like a totally different pool. And though both she and Greyson had their own pasts to deal with, the primary focus was just on her and there was none for him. His just became a sidenote.

I guess this book was my first big disappointment of the year based on how high my expectations were.

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