Sunday, March 9
Friday, March 7
Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness…
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily...
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds...and desires.The bonds of his love transformed me, even as i prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...
I know, I know. If you have read Fifty Shades, you have read them all. At least that's what others say. I don't care if an innumerable people have said that this trilogy is a Grey ripoff but noone can keep me from Gideon Cross. Really.
I did see the similarities to Fifty but this was still a good read. And with all the other "Fifty books" floating around, it was just a matter of finding the good from the bad.
Nevertheless, this was still an interesting book despite the common premise. Gideon AND Eva both turned to have troubled pasts so that levels out the field. But Gideon still displayed the typical alpha billionaire hero that just could't get his hands off one of his employees.
If there was nothing else to enjoy in this book, there were always the secondary characters. I loved Eva's bestfriend, Cary. He was a crazy (but hot!) character and there was in there somewhere and I am looking forward to reading more about him. There was also Eva's boss, Mark, that I couldn't stop imagining as being flamboyant. There were other minor characters that actually inject a lot on interest into the plot...even if some were Gideon's exes. Damn it.
Although this book may not be in my favorites shelf ever, I do look forward to reading more of the characters and finding out what really eventually happens in the end. So I'm lining up books two and three already.
Final verdict: 7/10. Good read.
This is a long overdue recommendation and was supposed to be posted more than a week ago. But I went out of town and afterwards was trying to catch up on other things. There. At least I had a good excuse.
Alright, so I was massively intrigued by this series--I was late to the party and all that. But I kept reading reviews on the opposite ends of the spectrum--with equal fervor!--that I had no other choice but to start reading this trilogy.
It started out entertainingly enough for me because who wouldn't want a Chloe-Bennett kind of crazy? Too much sex, too! But I can't really complain that much because I did enjoy the writing of the awesome duo that is Christina Lauren. And then if I thought that the first book was crazy, the second book was even more so. Max and Sara's story though was almost a point when I wanted to give up on the trilogy. I really thought that book was going to be rubbish. And I can only take so much craziness in one book...let alone in two.
As it turned out, the last book was a surprisingly good read and I was more than glad to have stuck it until the very end. Will and Hannah are unf! This book was just unbelievably good to me that I did not want it to end. There was nothing of the crazy in the first two books here. Just good old fun and romance.
So here you go.
As you may have noticed, there's more to this trilogy than just the regular three books. There were novellas after each book. Although mainly more focused on Chloe and Bennett, these were pretty good transitions from one book to another. That last one though split my side in laughter.
Ahh, too much goodness within these pages!
Tuesday, March 4
But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs first. Cam is just as obsessed with getting to know Jo, but her walls are too solid to let him get close enough to even try.
Then Cam moves into the flat below Jo’s, and their blistering connection becomes impossible to ignore. Especially since Cam is determined to uncover all of Jo’s secrets even if it means taking apart her defenses piece by piece.
And I was right--Braden and Adam from this series had some very big shoes to fill. Seriously. I loved the first 1.5 parts of this series so much I could cry and that was why I thought this was a bit of a letdown. The bar has been set.
Samantha Young still did an amazing job on this book. I still love her storytelling and I am determined to see this series through. Maybe this is a just a bump along the way.
It could be that the start of Cam and Jo's story didn't really impress me that much and you know what they say about first impressions. Cheating doesn't impress me at all and that was all I could see right off the bat when I started reading this book. Bothers me, bothers me, bothers me. But as soon as that part of the story is done with, the story quite picked up from there and I was only too happy to zap my way through it.
There were some good points and the ending was kind of okay. I think the hardest part would be just get through the first part and all was alright in the end.
I just hated that there was a Becca, a Malcolm, and a Blair in the story. That is all.
Final verdict: 6/10. Okay read.
On Dublin Street series reviews:
On Dublin Street
Until Fountain Bridge