Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mobsters Girl-Amy Rachiele- 5 stars

Gripping my chest is the only way to hold myself together or what’s left of me will fall out. The past week has enlightened me on one thing-I don’t care.
Megan, Mobster’s Girl
I didn’t even hesitate. I took two strides and blasted him in the face with my fist. He was ready for it this time-unlike in church. He tried to hit me back but I ducked and smashed him again.
Antonio, Mobster’s Girl
You can’t help what family you’re born into or what lies they keep from you. You can’t help it if they mold and shape you just the way they wanted. Are monsters born or made?
Antonio and Megan have a timeless issue. They were told to stay away from each other. They try, they really do. But they are drawn to each other.
Antonio is eighteen and the up and coming mob boss of Palmetto, New Jersey. Megan is a girl uprooted from the grassy plains of Ireland at the age of five. Now she’s seventeen and faced with horrors she never thought existed.

Wow,What a very wonderful read.I was expecting to enjoy it..but totally and utterly fell in love with it.This story is about the somewhat forbidden romance between Megan and Antonio. Megan is a Irish girl in an Italian neighborhood and Antonio is the son of a mob boss.They are both attracted to each other and for a short while are able to date before Megan's Parent's do something unthinkable.Without giving to much of the ending away lets just say its left at a nail biting cliffhanger.
 I was blown away by just how easily I was able to immerse myself in this book.I wish it was longer and not a series as I really disliked that it ended.But that is a sign of a great book.It was a quick read for myself so I hope book 2 is slightly longer.I see great things coming from Amy Rachiele.I am anxiously awaiting ..throw in some nail biting as well for book 2 and hoping to see how Megan and Antonio's relationship plays out.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Synopsis of Don't Panic-Lindsay Paige's Newest Work!!!

Book Cover TBA/TBR

Lindsay Paige is the author of the Bold As Love Series and is currently working on serveral projects (Bold as Love #4 and Dont Panic).She is an up and coming Author whom you don't want to miss.Below is the Synopsis of Don't Panic Lindsay's Latest Project and links to her GoodReads pages as well as her facebook pages and of course Amazon.Enjoy!!!!

Samantha Branson is having severe anxiety attacks. Her heart beats unusually fast, her breath quickens and her hands sweat. Every detail screams in her head that she is the center of unwanted attention. Everyone can hear her thoughts, her heart and her breathing. The silence of the classroom is so loud that focus is impossible.
After an attack lands her in the wrong bathroom, Sam meets Eli who offers to provide help. Faced with the return of her possessive ex-boyfriend and the blossoming of a new romance, Sam must find the strength inside herself to face her anxieties head on.

Dont Panic-GoodReads
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Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window.-Kirsty Moseley

Amber Walker and her older brother, Jake, have an abusive father. One night her brother's best friend, Liam, sees her crying and climbs through her bedroom window to comfort her. That one action sparks a love/hate relationship that spans over the next eight years.

Liam is now a confident, flirty player who has never had a girlfriend before. Amber is still emotionally scarred from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father. Together they make an unlikely pair.

Their relationship has always been a rocky one, but what happens when Amber starts to view her brother's best friend a little differently? And how will her brother, who has always been a little overprotective, react when he finds out that the pair are growing closer? Find out in The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window.


The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window was quite a surprise.I could not put it down.I ended up staying up super late to finish it.To top it off I restarted it again the next day because I enjoyed it that  much.Im not posting any spoilers.Just READ the book.Its so worth it.The book is about the budding relationship of Amber and Liam who have been friends for a very very long time.Amber and Jake(her brother) grew up in a violent household and are still recovering from that experience.I will say this It is for mature audiences.I would say 17+.Love it.Read it.Tell your friends and then re-read it.The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window is an excellent read.

If you would like to purchase the book you can HERE

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The DUFF-Designated Ugly Fat Friend-Kody Keplinger

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn't think she's the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her "Duffy," she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren't so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that Wesley isn't such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she's falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.



    Meet Bianca..as described she feels she isnt as pretty as her 2 other friends and she is quite snarky.After a flinging of the drink at Wesley after he calls her a DUFF(Designated Ugly Fat Friend) she finds she is attracted to the one person who she does not want to be attracted to.They have a hidden friends with benefits thing going on.Bianca's mother is gone alot and its just her and her dad and then her mom up and files for divorce.Her dad does not take it well at all.Wesley's parents seem to just forget about him and he is constantly alone which is why he surrounds himself with girls..much to the annoyance and man-slut term Bianca uses.Both Bianca need each other and dont realize how much they do until Bianca realizes something and runs out on Wesley.
   I could not put this book down.It held me from page 1.Two teens who are desperate for affection,One to ease the loneliness and one to forget.Perhaps they should have found other ways rather then sex to deal with this but honestly in this book it worked.Both were quite mature for their age.My favorite part of the book was the ending.I wont divulge what happens but its magnifique (said in a french accent ).

If you would like to purchase DUFF you can HERE

Friday, July 6, 2012

Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys-Kate Brian 4 stars

When she was nine, Megan Meade met a group of terrible, mean, Popsicle-goo-covered boys, the sons of her father's friend -- the McGowan boys. Now, seven years later, Megan's army doctor parents are shipping off to Korea and Megan is being sent to live with the little monsters, who are older now and quite different than she remembered them.
Living in a house with seven boys will give Megan, who has never even been kissed, the perfect opportunity to learn everything there is to know about boys. And she'll send all her notes to her best friend, Tracy, in...
Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys

Observation #1: Being an army brat sucks. Except that this is definitely a better alternative to moving to Korea. Observation #2: Forget evil, laughing, little monsters. These guys have been touched by the Abercrombie gods. They are a blur of toned, suntanned perfection.
Observation #3: I need a lock on my door. STAT.
Observation #4: Three words: six-pack abs.
Observation #5: Do not even get me started on the state of the bathroom. I'm thinking of calling in a hazmat team. Seriously.
Observation #6: These boys know how to make enemies. Big time.
Megan Meade will have to juggle a new school, a new family, a new crush -- on the boy next door, as in next bedroom door -- and a new life. Will she survive the McGowan boys?
 Megan's parents are in the military and are moving to South Korea.Megan is tired of moving and wants to stay in the states.In order for her to stay she has to stay with the McGowen Boys..who have drastically changed from in the years since she last saw them.
First off let me pre-face this and say I expected more from this book.I liked it and it drew me in,kept my attention in the book.However the lack of romance in the book was a big disappointment.You have a really good book and then you have one measly chapter of a small romance and then You have no idea whats going on with that relationship since the book never takes you there or goes over it.Just brushes over it.I thoroughly enjoyed this book except for the ending.I feel the ending could have closed things up a bit more..Unless there is going to be a sequel.Perhaps that's why it was left the way it was.This book is a fun read that is worth taking the time to read.

You can purchase Meagan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys HERE

Forever Changed-Tiffany King- 4 stars

Kassandra Cole has it all—a stable home with great parents, popularity and all the friends she could ever need. She is used to a lifestyle where everything comes easy to her, from good grades to being captain of the cheerleading squad.

Her entire world is shaken to the core when a fatal accident takes her father, causing Kassandra to re-examine the course her life was on. The actions of one individual forever changes her life, leaving her to pick up the pieces of her broken family. Kassandra begins to question everything she once cherished and the people she disappointed along the way.

Maddon Johnson’s life is as different from Kassandra’s as night and day. Abandoned by his mother at a young age, he is left to deal with his abusive, alcoholic father on his own. He has one goal, lay low and get the heck out of dodge as soon as he is legally old enough.

Everything changes when his father’s tragic actions send Maddon crashing into Kassandra’s world. Suddenly, getting away is the last thing he wants as he discovers it is possible to believe in love after all.
 Possible Spoilers
    This is not the first book I've read by Tiffany King so Im familiar with her work.I enjoyed this story.Kassandra's father was killed by a drunk driver with road rage,Maddon is her fathers killer's son.They both go to the same high school and eventually get to know each other.In the beginning of the book I was a upset at how Kassandra's mother reacted to her husbands death and let Kassandra deal with it all.That was so unfair to Kassandra.When Kassandra and Madden start hanging out she is so conflicted,I cannot even begin to imagine how I would be feeling or how my emotions were in that sitation.Kassandra was mature about it and on only one occassion did I get slightly upset with her.
    The only bone I have to pick with this book is that I feel the ending and conflict were too abrupt.The conflict and ending were summed up in a few chapters.I would have loved and I mean loved to have had a few extra chapters for Kassandra and Madden to Iron out everything and just see what happens after the ending.Im so trying not to be confusing,But I just felt the book was ended a bit to abruptly for the type of book it is.Overall I enjoyed this and would recommend reading it.

You can Purchase Forever Changed HERE on Amazon.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Time Mends(Timber Wolves book 2)-Tammy Blackwell 5 STARS

After a tragic accident leaves her battered, heartbroken, and alone, Scout Donovan would rather hide in dreams than face reality. But things are changing quickly in Scout's life. Soon she's pulled back into the world of Shifters and Seers, with her best friend's fate depending on Scout's ability to protect her. Can Scout pull it together in time to save Talley, or is the past too much to overcome?

This is the 2nd book in the Timber Wolves Series.Change is the primary happening in this book.I want to say I see a bit of New Moon from the Twilight series in it,In the Way Scout Grieves. Time Mends like Destiny Binds had me attached at the hip to this story.I was so glad to see that all the characters were back and not to many new ones were added until later on in the story.Without giving to much away,Scout really grows up and shows her strength when the odds are stacked against her.I am in utter throw the kindle across the room phase as the book came to an end.Im very eagerly awaiting Book 3 Fate Succumbs,I must know the fate of certain characters and the future of others.Job Well Done.Brava Tammy Blackwell.You did it again.I could truly see this becoming a movie.

If you would like to purchase Time Mends you can do so HERE .

Destiny Binds(Timber Wolves Book 1)-Tammy Blackwell 5 STARS

Scout Donovan is a girl who believes in rules, logic, and her lifelong love of Charlie Hagan. Alex Cole believes in destiny, magic, and Scout. When Alex introduces Scout to the world of Shifters, men who change into wolves or coyotes during the full moon and Seers, women who can see your most private thoughts and emotions with a mere touch, the knowledge changes everything and everyone Scout thought she knew.
I cannot believe this book was released in 2011 and I am just now reading it.I have missed such a great series.I adored the characters.What a wonderful Start to a shifter series.I loved it.This is the type of book that draws you in and makes you forget about the outside world and when you look up from reading you have to blink to make sure your back in reality.Absolutely have nothing but good things to say about Destiny Binds.Worth reading and at only .99 a really great price.

You can purchase Destiny Binds HERE

Monday, July 2, 2012

Willow-Julia Hoban

Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen-year- old Willows parents drank too much wine and asked her to drive them home. They never made it Willow lost control of the car and her parents died in the accident. Now she has left behind her old home, friends, and school, and blocks the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when Willow meets Guy, a boy as sensitive and complicated as she is, she begins an intense, life-changing relationship that turns her world upside down.
Told in an arresting, fresh voice, Willow is an unforgettable novel about one girls struggle to cope with tragedy, and one boys refusal to give up on her.

  Let me start by saying this is a very tough topic to write about.It is not an easy subject matter. Willow is a 16 year old girl whose parents died in a car crash and Willow was the driver.The guilt of it is so overwhelming that Willow Copes by Cutting herself.Guy and Willow meet and He becomes the person she somewhat confides in.He is against her cutting and is very good for Willow.
   I enjoyed this story,I really did not like it in the third person though.Ive never been a fan of it though.I would have rather known how Willow was feeling and what she was thinking.I just dont like the whole..she said this she said that.blah blah blah.It took me a small bit to get over it but I was still able to enjoy the story.I kept wondering why no therapists were brought in by Willows brother and wife.Honestly after something tragic happens you need them so you can start to grieve and move forward.
Overall, a really touching read.I think a few things could have been added to it to make it a bit better but again it was a good read that I would willingly read again.Cutting is a serious issue not to be taken lightly.If you are having problems please talk to someone.Anyone.

If you would like to read Willow you can find it HERE on Amazon.

Blue Sky Days-Marie Landry

A year after graduating from high school, nineteen-year-old Emma Ward feels lost. She has spent most of her life trying to please her frigid, miserable mother - studying hard, getting good grades, avoiding the whole teenage rebellion thing - and now she feels she has no identity beyond that. Because she spent so many years working hard and planning every moment of her life, she doesn't have any friends, has never had a boyfriend, and basically doesn't know who she is or what she really wants from life. Working two part-time jobs to save money for college hasn't helped her make decisions about her future, so she decides it's time for a change. She leaves home to live with her free-spirited, slightly eccentric Aunt Daisy in a small town that makes Emma feel like she's stepped back in time.

When Emma meets Nicholas Shaw, everything changes - he's unlike anyone she's ever met before, the kind of man she didn't even know existed in the 21st century. Carefree and spirited like Daisy, Nicholas teaches Emma to appreciate life, the beauty around her, and to just let go and live. Between Daisy and Nicholas, Emma feels like she belongs somewhere for the first time in her life, and realizes that you don't always need a plan - sometimes life steers you where you're meant to be.

Life is wonderful, an endless string of blue sky days, until Nicholas is diagnosed with cancer, and life changes once again for Emma in ways she never thought possible. Now it's time for her to help Nicholas the way he's helped her. Emma will have to use her new-found strength, and discover along the way if love really is enough to get you through.


   What a wonderful story about finding love and finding yourself.Emma Ward has no idea what she wants to do with her life so she decides to visit her Aunt Daisy.While There she meets Nicholas who she falls in love with.However,They have more trials then the normal couple.
   I could not put the kindle down!I was enthralled in the lives of Emma and Nicholas.The love they have for each other is hard to find and they found it.It was refreshing to have a book jump out and grab me as this one did.I have absolutely nothing negative to say about Blue Sky Days. I look forward to reading more by Marie Landry.Highly suggest this book.Have tissues handy!

You can purchase Blue Sky Days HERE on Amazon.