3 Reasons Why Consumed by JR Ward Did Not Work for Me

» 11 October, 2018 » 2-star reviews, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

3 Reasons Why Consumed by JR Ward Did Not Work for Me

This book has a lot of the elements I usually go gaga for. It has a competent but prickly & stubborn heroine, a compelling but flawed hero, and a cast of interesting secondary characters. Unfortunately, it failed to capture my attention. I wish I had DNF’d it. But this was a JR Ward book! I kept reading, hoping that it will turn around but it didn’t happen. And so here we are. So why did I struggle with this? I can give you three reasons why. The slow-moving plot. And when I say slow, I meant SLOOOOWW. The romance element, I’ll go into much depth in number 2, I’m talking here the overall plot. If you guys don’t know yet, there are two prequel novellas that were released for free prior this book. It’s not much but it pretty much sets up the events in this book and it gives […]

Review: All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

» 28 July, 2018 » 2-star reviews, ARC Reviews, Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

Review It’s been a while since I’ve truly sat down and read a Colleen Hoover book until I came across the blurb for this book. One. It has a marriage-in-peril trope that I love in my books. Two, the blurb along with the first chapter the author shared on social media truly captured my interest. Three. The meet-cute was quite unique. The whole book itself, however, was disappointing. Quinn and Graham are two married couple whose marriage is on the brink of collapse. There were many things that contributed to this collapse, which readers will slowly learn but the main contributor to their marriage’s demise was Quinn’s infertility. This was handled well by Hoover. As the book is told by Quinn, we get to experience her pain and bitterness first hand. And a lot of the scenarios that she mentioned rang very true. We immediately understand that this is a […]

Review: The Proposition by AM Salinger

» 10 July, 2018 » 2-star reviews, ARC Reviews, Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: The Proposition by AM Salinger

Review This was a book I picked up based solely on the blurb. One, I love a good friends-to-lovers story, and this promised me one. Two, I enjoy reading m/m. I don’t read a lot of it and I’m picky but then again, the blurb really got me excited. Wade and Rhys are best friends and business partners. Rhys however has been in love with Wade for a long time. The problem he doesn’t know about his feelings nor does he know that Rhys is gay. This was a great set up that got me really excited. Unfortunately, the execution was disappointing. Look, I don’t mind lots of sex in my book but not at the expense of the story. The Proposition had plenty of sexy times, too much in fact that the characters barely interacted with each other outside of the bedroom. There were no character developments or meaningful […]

» 6 December, 2017 » 2-star reviews » 0 comments

Bad Habit by Charleigh Rose My rating: 2 of 5 stars Blurb BRIAR I was infatuated with Asher Kelley the moment he came tumbling through my brother’s window five years ago. Even bruised and bloodied, he was the most beautiful boy I’d ever seen. We couldn’t ever be together. I was too young, and he was too untouchable. He was too troubled, and I was too naive. But the heart is rebellious, and mine decided it didn’t care about any of those things. As I got older, harmless flirting turned to stolen moments in dark corners. Until one day, he was gone without a trace. Now, three years later, he’s back. Callous and cruel. He’s my brother’s best friend. My parents’ worst nightmare. I should hate him. But like a Bad Habit, I can’t quit him. ASHER I was drawn to Briar Vale from the first time she looked up […]

ARC Review: Caught by Clare James

» 28 June, 2015 » 2-star reviews, ARC Reviews » 1 comment

ARC Review: Caught by Clare James

♥ SYNOPSIS ♥ Watching sex tapes at the office is just part of PR professional Vivian Blake’s job, especially when she has to clean up a celebrity’s image. Except that her newest client isn’t quite that easy. Racecar driver Jarod Cage is beyond hot, and his onscreen “performance” is already compromising Viv’s cool professionalism. While Jarod hasn’t exactly been discreet about his personal life, he never thought his reputation could cost him both his sponsor and his racing career. Now he has to put his future in the hands of a tiny, pixie-like publicist. Which is becoming a problem, because the heat between them is about to redline. But when you go this hard and fast, putting on the brakes is the most dangerous thing you can do… ♥ my review ♥ This book had a promising premise. Bad boy race car driver hero got caught with his pants down. […]

Review: Craving Resurrection by Nicole Jacquelyn

» 8 February, 2015 » 2-star reviews » 2 comments

Review: Craving Resurrection by Nicole Jacquelyn

Have you ever read a book that’s well written, compelling and hard to put to down and yet you absolutely hate one of its characters? I just found mine. Typically, I’m a very forgiving reader. I always try to find redeemable aspects in every character especially with my heroes. This one was different though because I really, really hated the hero. I found no redeeming qualities about him. In fact, I never wanted anyone to die at the end of this book as much as Patrick.  Anyway, before I go on a deep end, I have to say that this review is a bit ranty with lots of cussing and yeah, spoilers. This is just my opinion though. I’ve seen friends who loved this book and loved Patrick. Unfortunately I wasn’t one of them. To be fair, this book brought out a lot of emotions out of me. Unfortunately, not […]

ARC Review: The First Kiss (Sweetest Kisses #2) by Grace Burrowes

» 18 January, 2015 » 2-star reviews, ARC Reviews, DNF Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

ARC Review: The First Kiss (Sweetest Kisses #2) by Grace Burrowes

I hate, HATE not finishing books, which is why I very rarely DNF, but in this case, I just had to. The story wasn’t going anywhere and everything about it just annoyed me. So my first DNF for the year, and I feel so bad because Grace Burrowes writes wonderful historicals. Unfortunately, her contemporary effort failed to impress me. Now onto my review… The First Kiss by Grace Burrowes My rating: DNF Call me defeatist all you want, I just couldn’t continue on anymore. DNF @ 50% I don’t usually rate DNFs but I will make an exception on this case. As per GR rating standard, 2 stars is okay. So 2 stars it is. So before I go on to my review, let say something about the cover first. It’s a lie. Don’t get me wrong. It’s cute and all that but it doesn’t represent the book correctly in my […]

ARC Review: Garrett (Cold Fury Hockey #2) by Sawyer Bennett

» 10 January, 2015 » 2-star reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

ARC Review: Garrett (Cold Fury Hockey #2) by Sawyer Bennett

I don’t know where to start. The only positive thing I could say about this book is the cover. It’s a pretty hot cover if I may say so myself. But other than that…eh. So what went wrong? Well, let’s see…It has a good premise. Garrett is the kind of one-night stands. He’s fine with it until he meets Olivia, who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Suddenly, Garret was hit with insta-lust and miraculously turned into a faithful and committed schmuck overnight. Can you sense my sarcasm? Yeah. I thought so. But my biggest problem with this book is not the unbelievability of Garrett and Olivia’s relationship but how this book was executed from beginning to end. The characters were one-dimensional to be honest. Olivia is fucking Mary Sue and Garrett talks like a robot. The dialogue were stilted and the characterizations were laughable. I am told over and over […]

Review: Bad Romeo (Starcrossed #1) by Leisa Rayven

» 24 December, 2014 » 2-star reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Bad Romeo (Starcrossed #1) by Leisa Rayven

More than a month ago, I read a book called Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven. (Don’t ask me how to pronounce her name ’cause I wouldn’t know how.) Anyway, this is Rayven’s debut novel. Prior to my reading it, it had been getting a lot of good buzz from the book blogging community. That got me excited. Plus, the blurb promised a very angsty read. When Cassie Taylor met Ethan Holt at acting school, sparks flew. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy about campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing, Cassie and Ethan’s romance seemed destined. Until he broke her heart and betrayed her trust. Now the A-list heartthrob is back in her life and turning her world around. One touch at a time. Cast as romantic leads once again, they’re forced to confront […]