Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Blog Tour: Review: Mastering the Marquess *GIVEAWAY*

Blog Tour: Mastering the Marquess by Lavinia Kent **GIVEAWAY**

Eager to start, dreading to finish! All sweet and innocent while all-knowing and thriving.

Publication: July 29, 2014 by Loveswept
ISBN: 978-0-553-39416-0

One night of fierce passion and unbound pleasure leaves two strangers craving much more in Lavinia Kent’s sumptuous novel of sensual discovery.
The time has come for the widow Louisa, Lady Brookingston, to move on, but she refuses to remarry at the cost of shaming her late husband’s memory. Their six years together were wedded bliss—even if a war injury prevented him from fulfilling his marital duties. Only one woman can help Louisa: Madame Rouge, the discreet proprietress of a club where London’s elite explore their wildest fantasies.   
Geoffrey, the Marquess of Swanston, has no intention of agreeing to deflower an anonymous virgin. But when Madame Rouge tempts him with the absolute power he’ll have over a woman who knows nothing of carnal delights, he’s intrigued. Control is the one thing he cannot resist—and control is what he loses during his night with the blindfolded beauty. He longs to take her further, to leave his mark upon her perfect behind, but the mystery woman refuses to see him again. Instead Geoffrey reluctantly agrees to take a wife, the widow of his dear friend, Lord Brookingston—fating them both to a wicked surprise.   
Mastering the Marquess is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One night was what started it all....

Geoffrey was not ashamed of what his sexual preferences were, just preferred to being discreet with his internal affairs.

Widower, Louisa seeks help ridding herself of her virginity in a discreet arrangement, because already two years after her husband's death, she thought it was time to move on and remarry, as well as have children.

Madam Rouges decides that the Marquess, Geoffrey, would be the best candidate to take care of her.

There was tame, and there was wild.

He had to be in control, she made him lose it.

He had the need to dominate, she felt the desire to submit.

Coming together brought them both into unmarked waters. Many questions were raised, but one thing for certain was the trust they had in one another.

That first night was something that stayed with both way after, even though they didn't know each other's identity. A predicament befalls on Geoffrey's shoulders, forcing him to marry soon. Little did he know that the one he propositioned to was his mystery woman, and the same ignorance goes for Louisa too.

There comfort with one another was indeed very noticeable, but they couldn't figure out why or how that came about. The anticipation was near unbearable. I was kept on my toes throughout and brought to new experiences along with these characters. The vibe I got was a historical Fifty Shades, but way better. There was still that sense of appropriateness society had in that time period, but bring in the modern hype of some BDSM. Exploring the scene, desiring the most sinful encounters, finding pleasure and pain as two sides of the same coin. This brought many things onto a whole other level.

The one character I was truly able to get a feel for was Geoffrey's father. His intentions meant well, but the outcomes of his actions were always a scandal and financially jeopardizing. Louisa talking to him gave me insight on his feelings towards his son and how his thought process, as well as they way society was back then, automatically labeled him incapable of maintaining order. I was able to sympathize with him, as well and grow more connected with Geoffrey and his ugly past.

The one character I truly despised for their antagonist ways was the Countess. I think she would've been diagnosed hysterical in the time period I believe, or was it too early? Surely, her incompetence was obvious, she was delusional and tortured. The Countess is truly a malicious contradiction.

The story was utter perfection that was written beautifully. Each and every single word lead to something great and painted a sweet, sinful, dark, and an intriguing masterpiece.

Overall, this story is a must-read and unique to the fullest! Such an enticing love story filled with everything desirable and more.

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About the Author:

Lavinia Kent is a former two-term president of the Washington Romance Writers and a four-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart nominee. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her family and an ever-changing menagerie of pets. 

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mail: The End of Innocence

Mail: The End of Innocence by Allegra Jordan

Woot! Woot!

Came in Yesterday!

Sent to me by Sourcebooks Landmark, I will read and review this book. I have heard many good things and read several great reviews. I cannot wait to start this story that I find worth reading and share my own review with you all. Here is the synopsis that helped spiral me inward:

On the eve of WWI, two students fall in love in Harvard's hallowed halls and must face a world at war from opposing sides. 

Helen Windship Brooks is struggling to find herself at the world-renowned Harvard-Radcliffe University when brooding German poet Wils bursts into her life. As they fall deeply in love on the brink of WWI, anti-German sentiments mount and Wils' future at Harvard-and in America-is in increasing danger. When Wils is called to fight for the Kaiser, Helen must decide if she is ready to fight her own battle for what she loves most.

From Harvard's hallowed halls to Belgium's war-ravaged battlefields, The End of Innocence is a powerful new vision of finding love and hope in a violent, broken world.

 It is set to be published on August 26th, 2014.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

News: FULL Fifty Shades Trailer

News: The FULL Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer

HERE IT IS!! What we've all been waiting for!


NOTE: Remember that this is the FULL Trailer, more than what was showed on the Today Show. View at your own demise.

Live News: Fifty Shades Trailer Release on the Today Show

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Release on the Today Show

The trailer will not be showed entirely during the show but after they showed the preview it will be available on the Today Show's website. Savannah Guthrie will interview the stars of the movie: Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson.

For July 25, Natalie Morales will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the movie set, where she’ll talk with cast members as well as the best-selling trilogy’s author, E.L. James on location.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

News: Fifty Shades Trailer Release Info + Teaser Trailer

Info News: The trailer release of Fifty Shades of Grey


Image: "Fifty Shades of Grey" tease

Now for the time-zone, the Today Show will air at 7AM - 9AM in the US – Est Time (New York), see below what time it will be in another country!

  • 6AM to 8AM: Mexico, China (Honk Kong), Ecuador. 
  • 6:30AM to 8:30AM: Venezuela.- 7AM to 9AM: Canada (Ottawa), USA (NYC), Dominican Republic. 
  • 8AM to 10AM: Brazil, Argentina (Bueno Aires).
  • 12PM to 2PM: England, Irland.
  • 1PM to 3PM : France, Spain, Germany, South Africa, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, The Netherlands, Belgium. 
  • 2PM to 4PM: Turkey, Saudi Arabia.
  • 3PM to 5PM: Russia (Moscow).
  • 4:30PM to 6:30PM: India.
  • 6PM to 8PM: Indonesia. 
  • 7PM to 9PM: Phillipines, Singapore. 
  • 8PM to 10PM: Japan.- 9PM to 11PM: Australia (Sydney).

I'll be posting the live-streaming video on here around midnight (Central-time) so come join me and watch all the fun!.

Teaser Trailer:

Review: Yes, Chef!

22586466Yes, Chef! by Lisa Joy

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Very realistic, and crazy and enough to rant about.

Main character, Becca Stone is a reservations girl at a very fancy, extremely famous restaurant that is owned by a famous chef, Damien, who is everything I despise. From from the way he wrongly treats women to the way he thinks he is all but completely innocent. He literally made it to the top of my hit-list, and had me pulling out my hair while I was mentally setting him on fire. Then extinguishing him just to set him on fire again. That is how bad. It wasn't any less for his wife, how can she be the way she is, I just wanted to switch bodies with her to start making right decisions for her. I then thought about how she probably would've done something worse if she were in my body so switching was no longer an option.

Becca Stone is being thrust into the life of catering to these horrible people because Damien's PA, Abigail, is going on vacay. Becca is working so much, she is losing track of time, and much more because she is now permanently Damien's PA. Abigail had been wanting to quit for the longest time and Becca gave her that chance. That should've been more of a sign that Becca was in for some deep shit.

Every single character had something to complain about. That became a never-ending cycle that got real tiring very fast.

I felt that this story was very bitter and cynical than sweet, until the very end. The writing style was something I could not quite exactly follow. I found myself skimming paragraphs and at times skipping a few pages.

So many things went horribly wrong and others were just completely sad and depressing. The whole time, I wanted to stranger Becca for not seeing what was right in front of her. She was necia(sorry, Spanish mixed in here.) and a pendeja. I strangled her every time she made a wrong move, which was almost all the time. I loved her mom though. Gosh did I love her mom, she knew what she was talking about.

Dean was an angel, a miracle, a gift. The best thing in this book, to be totally honest. Finally, things were looking up for a change. Dean was practically the only great person in the story: he was always in a good mood, flirty, sexy, handsome, considerate, passionate, funny, intelligent, successful, and sexy. He was that wonderful and amazing.

There were funny parts, not too much, but just okay. Becca's friend, Samira, was refreshing and quite interesting. Her other friends also worked there with Becca, hence the reason why their complaints were about the same thing, but came from a different person.

I fell head over heels with Italy, and Dean! I'd order myself a Dean with a side of Italia any day. Great food, beautiful language, the community and the environment was such an experience. Ah, love it all...

Overall, this book was an alright read, chic-lit all the way. The outcome of reading this story is me falling in love with Italy. And Dean.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Hashtags: #CircleOfBooks


On Instagram, I would see a bunch of people do certain book related hash-tags and a bunch of them are pretty cool and fun.

I started following many people on IG that would have an instagram solely focus on books, or at least have a good amount of pictures of books, or had very awesome pictures of books even though there wasn't much. And then I'd see that everybody knew each other and would tag one another when doing hash-tags. I felt like the odd one out because:
  1. I don't have any friends that like the same things I do. I can't obsess over a hot, sexy male character in a book or have a discussion, nevermind a debate, because my friends think its weird (they already think I'm weird regardless). And they hate reading, or just don't read at all because they don't want to. 
  2. I used to hardly ever post pictures of my books because of reason 1. Nobody reads, so nobody'll like my picture.
  3. Their pictures were so freakin' clear and awesome, I knew mine would stick out like a sore thumb. I can tell that most of the pictures are taken by a real nice camera or iPhone. I have an android.
Now its different.
I talk to a lot of writers, book bloggers, booktubers, publicists, authors, illustrators, etc. I used to feel like I couldn't be a part of this community, and it all started with those hash-tags. I finally did my picture of #CircleOfBooks because one person told me to just try it 'cause its fun! I didn't have to be tagged or know them personally. I just had to interact.

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Inspired By @thebookishgirl

Sunday, July 20, 2014

News: I got quoted!


Not really, but still...

Reporting live from Lita's Book Blog:

It was brought to my attention by The Book Vixen, a dear blogger of mine.

A couple months back I saw this picture up on tumblr asking for people to post guest reviews on her blog. I emailed Brianna, and said I would love to do one. Thus, are acquaintance began.

Well just a few hours ago, Brianna posted a picture up on Instagram and Twitter of a quote from one of my reviews on her blog.


This really made my night! I am so ecstatic that my quote is in a book, on paper no less.
The quote is from my review of Branded, the first book in The Cavanaugh Brothers series. Check it out here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mail: You Can Love Again


This came in the mail yesterday!.

You Can Love Again: The Guide of Finding Love That Lasts in Later Life by Jan Haldane

And that's not all!.

I entered a giveaway on Goodreads and I kind of just forgot about it 'cause I really didn't think I'd win. And I was trying to focus on setting up the Blog Hop post to go live on Monday and last the rest of the week. 

When my Grandma told me something came in the mail. I was like 'What?' I saw that it was from New Zealand. That made me even more clueless.

I finally opened it up, and was completely shocked, and ecstatic. I couldn't believe I won the giveaway. I just can't wait to read this book. Thanks Jan!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Review: Scandalous Summer Nights

22461686Scandalous Summer Nights by Grace Callaway

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The epitome of Historical Romance in this wonderful Anthology. Every story was its own and written beautifully.

The Widow Vanishes Prequel to the Heart of Enquiry series by Grace Callaway

I absolutely adored it!! Hands down. No questions asked. I really enjoy romance stories around the Victorian era. It just gives a feel of vintage-like love and just the way things were or could've been. The characters were marvelous, both protagonists and antagonists. I completely fell apart when certain words were commonly spoken that gave more feel to the story and added fire to the flames of the aspiring romance like 'randy' and 'beauty' and 'lass'. [They] really played their part. The writing was on point. [I] just couldn't get enough. I am definitely looking forward to the start of the Heart of Enquiry series.

Solo- 4 stars

Scandal Before Sunrise (Novella) Book #1 of The Weekly Scandal series by Sabrina Darby

I didn't get to really enjoy this story very much. I think my dislike is having to do with having taken so long to read this story. I usually love Regency romance, I mean, any historical romance to be honest, but something was a bit odd for me. It put me off in the very beginning. I did like the characters and the plot, but I just feel like something was in my way of getting a better feel of the everything. Nonetheless, great writing, nicely done in with the character dialogue, very intriguing with everyone's characteristics. Although, things didn't start out right as rain, however, I still look forward to the next book of The Weekly Scandal.

Solo- 3 stars

A Highlander's Heart Book #1 of Highland Knights by Jennifer Haymore

Such a sentimental story, absolutely beautiful, and adored the Scottish brogues. This was my first having ever reading something highlander-like, but the only other Scottish bit I've read other than this bit is Grace Callaway's The Widow Vanishes Prequel in the beginning of this anthology. I fell in love with the rekindling romance and new discovery in heading home to one another. I found the part where the men say 'petting' hilarious. They were saying it back and forth to each other and I just felt that they were referring to women as a pet that needs attention, so I just laughed 'cause it sounded funny and a bit odd. Communication is key people! I highly recommend this read and hope to read the rest of this series.

Solo- 4 stars

Lord Lucifer's Disciple of Haberdashers Nights by Sue London

Brilliant, Completely phenomenal, and fairly outrageous! I could not get enough of the masquerade theme and the scandalous rendezvous. Immensely enjoyed the guide and quotes, as well as the amusement each character had throughout the whole situation, it completely held everything in a lighter aspect of living in this time period and the way society was made out to be. Fascinating literary talents here shown overall and best shown its more creative side in the wittiness expressed by the characters and the thoughtfulness in how everything played out. I irrevocably fell for the main characters and their masque'd journey to learning each other and come to love like no other. I give the utmost recommendation to this story.

Solo- 5 stars

How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days Book #1 of What Happens in Scotland by Kate McKinley

Such sexual tension, undoubtedly alluring, scandalous and genuine all in one. I loved the magnetic pull between the main characters. Their infatuation with one another was a fine line between love and hate. The challenging, mischievous heroine was a perfect counterpart to the all male, brooding hero. All along the way they discover that their intentions and assumptions were all wrongly appointed. The hot, scorching romance firing up between them is only just beginning and soon, both will fall into the fiery pits of wondrous pleasure. Lovely plot, everything fit rightfully so. An enticing read all around.

Solo- 4 stars

Miss Amelia Lands a Duke A Prequel to The Caversham Chronicles by Sandy Raven

Incredibly enticing, different from other historical romances I've read, but nonetheless an exceptional read. The sex scenes were getting really close to modern contemporary romance or NA. The characters were aware of their modest conservative ways in their time period in society, but behind closed doors, or the curtains in the confinements of a carriage in this setting, there is no telling what to expect, but to expect something. I loved. For me, it was something wild and excitingly new to the table with the historical setting. Especially with the characters age difference. I was intrigued with their relationship and how they were both considered passed their prime, but at the same time, acted like young lovebirds. The love that transpired was strong, and beautiful. I applaud the author for their magical literary talents. I look forward to reading the rest of The Caversham Chronicles.

Solo- 5 stars

Overall, I felt that I was able to see some connections between stories here and there or maybe trying to paste some parts of history with or parts of history. I do not know but majority of the time I has a blast reading these stories, fell in love more than twice, and drooled over the teasing and love scenes, and laughed off every witty comment I could find. Great work form these all of these authors, I completely recommend'em all.

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Blog Hop: International Authors' Day **GIVEAWAYS**

Lita's Book Blog presents...

July 14th - 18th

mainly hosted by Debdatta on b00k r3vi3ws

Thanks to all the authors for all their hard work and gave their utmost best, we immensely appreciate it!

International Authors' Day

Once upon a time...

When I was in Elementary school, I would read a bunch of books. I would read as many books as I could and then take a test pertaining questions about the story I read. I would only do this because afterwards, depending on if I answered the questions correctly, I would receive AR points. And with those points, I was eligible to win a prize. It could have been a dollar to a cookie, a bookmark, or anything you'd consider a cool prize to win at that age. This was the soul purpose of me reading at all, but I did enjoy the act of reading books. Believe me, I've read my fair share of Junie B. Jones' and the Magic Tree House books.
Oh, can't forget Nancy Drew!.

Still can't forget R.L. Stine's Goosebumps' books!!. (Tee-hee' :D)

I was around 9-10 yrs. old, and I was already in middle school. I don't exactly remember how or what caused me to pick up this book, but I did. Maybe it was the cover, or maybe it was the title of the story that caught my attention all those years ago. The book was Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I was very interested once I saw the cover, and even more so once I read the summary. Pretties was already published at the time so I checked out those two books from my school library.

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I read the first one, and it was a bit hard for me to wrap my head around. I knew reality, the one we all live in, but the reality in the book was very weird, very different. It sparked intrigue, and something more inside me. I was amazed at how creative it all was, the workings of this dystopian world was something I considered like a breath of fresh air, or a change of scenery. I craved more. I continued to read on through Pretties and it all was just a lot to take in and at times overwhelming because in my mind I went over and over all the things going on in this book just trying to understand what was going on and grasp the concept of something possibly happening. I would go into overdrive and I guess crash and burn. At the time, I didn't know that what I was feeling was a book hangover. I seriously find it funny that during those times I had that feeling I couldn't describe, I would read a contemporary to pick myself up again.

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Then Specials came out and I basically did a series marathon. When Extras finally came out, I had already read the first three books to death. I dissected every little thing in those books, to finally be able to enjoy and understand the story. I was more then ready for the last book. More knowledgeable than before, I found solace in the author's creativity, bask in this futuristic world of ours and connect it all together. I could finally see what was on those puzzle pieces and see what fits to get the bigger picture.

In the end, I felt happy to be able to reach the ending of the series. The story was incredibly fascinating!  I learned so much just from those books (and all the contemporary books in between). It not only helped me be the person I am today, but it also helped form my view of the world and see the good and bad things out there, know what is right and what is wrong in a worldly sense. I am also able to make choices for myself, knowing whether or not its good or bad and to be prepared for the aftermath, what is to come of it, and to face it head on. And this was how my reading career really began.

So to celebrate, here are some giveaways from none other than those very authors we appreciate very much! 

They close on the 20th at 11:59 p.m. so be sure to make an entry before then!

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Review: Lex and Lu

22457984Lex and Lu by J. Santiago

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Complete heart-throb, utterly bittersweet, undeniably real!!

The beautiful cover caught me at first sight. the synopsis was soul-catching, literally got me hooked to proceed on to reading the book. This was a beautiful story of two childhood sweethearts who've went through so much so young and having to once again come together to be able to see it all through.

In the very beginning, I felt really confused. It was obvious that I was left out of knowing what was going on. It was totally mind-boggling. The main female character, Lu, was the one with the secret, that every one else knew about. And when mentioning the male character, Lex, it was absolutely clear that he took some part in what happened, but obtuse about the secret. I was put into his shoes. Completely ignorant of what everyone was hiding, but completely aware of being left out.

I was able to relate and understand Lex; his behavior, and thought-process. I was also able to understand Lu and her struggle with letting the truth out as well as feeling deserving of whatever Lex lashed out on her. They were complete opposites. He was a famous soccer player, she was admirably intellectual and just about to graduate with a PhD while still in her early twenties. All of the characters were their own person and struggling with their own part in this family dilemma, even after so many sentences adding up how much they took off their parents.

I felt equally happy and sad, giddy and annoyed, chipper and irritated, angry and gobsmacked at all the things that occurred.

The secrets.
The sex.
The lies.
The love.
The hate.
The regret.
The grief.

It all turned for the better I can assure that, but it does take time for Lex and Lu to gain equilibrium with everything turning on its axis.

This bittersweet love story was marvelously written. Every single page spoke volumes. Many times were fun, hilarious, melancholic, shocking, and beautiful.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this wonderful story, and really appreciate the author's hard work.

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Review: One is Enough

18279387One is Enough by Love

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Neutral all the way!

I was at first giddy at the upbeat romance starting to begin between the two main characters. I admit, it was super fast. They literally just met, but that wasn't really a big issue for me because it is a manga.

So, when things start to crumble way faster than how it started, I knew there was something wrong. The best friend ends up having to comfort the main character, and wind up getting used and hurt in the process.

Meanwhile, the other main character is already in a relationship that he doesn't really care about either. His past is what torments him constantly, and therefore causes him to push people away or keep them at a distance.

The two main characters end up coming together again and are now both willing to meet each other half way and be in a committed relationship.

In the end, everyone seems to be content and happy and able to move forward.

Overall, I enjoyed this very quick and cute manga.

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Review: The Bars That Hold Us

20490673The Bars That Hold Us by Shelly Pratt

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Such a beautiful, beautiful heart-felt story with strong passion and forbidden love. Never read anything like this before!.

I just knew this book was going to be good, and the cover (not the alternative one :/) just caught my eye with the hot and sexy man and the colors (mostly because it was green!. tee-hee) and I immediately fell for it, and knew I had to read the book.

It starts off with our main character, Mercy Cole who is from a family with a long line of Blue Bloods. Cop Family. And usually the case is to more than likely keep it in the family. Her fíance was a cop too. Was. She is still wallowing in sorrow and just down in the gutter since her fíance, Daniel look a bullet for her and unfortunately didn't make it. Her Dad tries to get her to overcome it all and take better care of herself and to basically come back to the world of the living. He tells her about a job offer at a penitentiary. Just so that she can get out and do something. She takes it. This is where she meets Saxon Miles. *squeals* Lord have Mercy *grins*

Cue the forbidden romance!!! :D

No, he's not her boss.
No, he's not her brother.
No, he's not a billionaire.

Yes, he's hot.
Yes, he's sexy.
Yes, he's a bad boy.

He is also an inmate, charged for manslaughter.

Hence the forbidden romance. Duh. *cackles*

I have never read anything with this type of situation before so it was very refreshing and exciting, I mean, just so much anticipation, was having me anxiously biting my nails, siting at the edge of my seat. At the same time I was trying to close myself off, and not get my hopes up because it all felt so surreal. But just like Mercy and Saxon, I fell in love, and felt scared for letting myself. The love scenes really got me fired up! Just the thought of getting caught... *SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE* You'd think I was the one with Saxon. *giggles* (Boy, did I wish!.)

However, I knew something was going to happen. T_T

They are surrounded by criminals for crying out loud!!!

When it turned for the worst, what happened was not what I was already contemplating. It was twisted around. It totally caught me off guard, as well as Mercy and Saxon. In that tragic moment, I felt sucked into both their roles and vividly experienced the fiasco from their point of view. I felt the shock, the anger, the regret, the yearning and longing. It was so heartbreaking and heartwarming and the same time. Like watching something undeniably beautiful break like glass, but even in pieces, still just as beautiful. In the end, my heart really went out to Mercy's father. Even the man that helped Saxon, old man Jessop. I never thought Mercy's father and Saxon were gonna meet.

I really wished the author wrote about resolving the suspicion of who was letting the inmates out and about. Saxon even mentions that he wanted to know who the guy was doing favors for for getting let out at night.

Overall, this story took me to the moon and back, I don't even need NASA ;P Nevertheless, had a blast reading. Great writing. Easy flow. Highly recommended!!!!!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Review: Rushed

22457818Rushed by Gina Robinson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved it. Loved it. LOVED IT!.

College: Sororities. Frats.
Things will get wild. Totally crazy. But fun...

There was never a dull moment. I literally felt as if I were living the life of a sorority girl and having so much fun and making friends, and more than likely frienemies (ugh), but it is part of the college experience. I, myself, am a college student. I was able to really enjoy the events that occurred and I was more often then not, like-minded with the characters. It was so easy to sympathize with them, and feel as strongly for what they were going through. The fun was so thrilling and the parties were detailed perfectly. It made me wonder why I was reading late at night on a Saturday about going to a party on a Saturday night.

And then I remembered that I love books.

Finally. First off, the main characters are Zach and Alexis. They practically fall for each other the second they gaze up at one another. The fact that they live in the same Sorority house doesn't help much. They just can't stay away from each other. They keep getting drawn together closer and closer. He is the house boy, she is the third-generation legacy...and their are rules in the house. Houseboys are inferior. Not up to standard, and if they are caught sleeping with a girl from the house, the consequences are far from lenient and way past harsh.

The story was set at an easy pace, not too slow or at all rushed (pun intended). Just right. Loved the puppy scene. Very slick and hilarious. I wish there was more to read about the relationship between Zach and his parents, as well as Alexis and her parents, especially her mother. I also wanted to know the depths of Alexis' punishment and what happened to Morgan.

The events that played out were fantastic, not the actual happening of what occurred, but how well they complimented the whole story in general and flowed smoothly. Every detail was on point, I cannot stress that enough. Beautifully written. No big mistakes as far as I could see (even without my glasses). Just a typo here and there, not that much that stood to out me to where I had a problem reading.

Overall, this was just great work. I loved the story and absolutely look forward to the next book coming in the Fall.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bookshelf: Transformation Tuesday

Transformation Tuesday


This was my bookshelf in the beginning of June.

I remember going to Goodwill with my Mom, cousin-in-law, and Tia during Fiesta week here in the city and came home with a bunch of books. I didn't really have them in any particular way pertaining to genre or cover, I just kept all the books I first started reading and buying all together on one shelf. Then when new books came along, put them one another shelf. I did keep all my mangas together, and MOST of my pocket-size books together. I believe I only had three, no, four separated from the rest of the group.
And since the four separated were outnumbered by all the other bigger books, my friend, Mr. Penguin, was there to keep the peace, as well as guard the whole bookshelf. He'd leave me hints if someone messed with my books or if anybody got very close to the bookshelf at all. I knew it all.

This is my bookshelf in the beginning of July.

I got even more books for my birthday. So I just HAD to rearrange. I'd sit on my bed and just stare at how my books suddenly looked so cluttered, so disorganized. I finally started to clean it all up. I now have the top shelf dedicated to my pocket-size books and my NA(New Adult) and Erotica books. Oh! And a book my Tia lent to me, I need to read it already so I can give it back.
The next is my main shelf containing all YA (Young Adult) books, except for two that are NA. They were too big for the top shelf.
The next is where I moved Mr. Penguin to. He is now guarding my some of my new YA books that I got, but the whole shelf is YA anyway, plus a Chicken Soup for Preteens. Yeah, I guess it could count too.
Finally, my last bottom shelf is of books my Tia got me, books I needed for school, and other books I don't plan on reading, which you can probably guess which ones they are.
*cough* Behind the pillow *cough*

This is my one bookshelf that I use ONLY for books. I have another bookshelf next to it, but it only has two shelves of books. One shelf has mine and my grandma's textbooks from school, and the other shelf is all my Shojo Beat, Shonen Jump, Weekly Jump, and mangas that I had recently moved from this bookshelf I'm showing y'all. I'll probably do a whole other post for that and maybe include my anime as well.

Well, this is my #TransformationTuesday hope you liked it!. Have a great day!! :]