Audible Review: Beautiful by Christina Lauren 


Series: beautiful bastard-5

Format/length: audible/10hrs & 7mins

Publisher: Gallery Books

Rating: 5/5

Summary:

 A FREE-SPIRITED GIRL IN NEED OF A BREAK.
A MAN WEIGHED DOWN BY RESPONSIBILITY.
A ROAD TRIP VACATION WHERE ALL BETS ARE OFF.
OH, AND A LOT OF WINE.(which is all you really need to know about the going into this finale book).-Goodreads

My Pros:

-it was a road trip where they went around drinking wine.

-All the characters from the other four books was in here. Although it was more forced on Neil/Ruby, Will/Hanna, along with Jensen and Pippa. There is Max/Sarah and Chloe/Bennet however they don’t go on the road trip, but their there in spirit through group text.

-I loved Pippa and Jensen how there so opposite but so good together. Pippa (who I kept calling Pippa Pig in my head) is a free spirit who you never knew what would come out of his mouth. Then Jensen the men who works to much and was tricked by his sister to go on the trip.

-If anyone have read the rest of the series knows that coming to this book what you might expect from both Sarah and Chloe. However there personalities did a totally freaky Friday thing and it was awesome.

-Pippa’s family her mum’s, and grandfather. They weren’t in it much but when they were they didn’t feel like unnecessary characters. They brought wisdom that was needed for Pippa, and just make my heart full.

-So the surprise in the second place they went on there wine adventure probably shouldn’t have been much a surprise to me. For the fact that it kept being mentioned and it was a thing that needed to happen so that Jensen can grow.

-The epilogues because its a ending for all my characters. It was such a sweet endings and just made me love this series even more.

-Listen to this series on audiobook. Because I marathon the series and love how there are different narrators for each character. The humor and everything comes out so well with each new person and makes me happy.

My WTF Moment:Okay so in the epilogues George gets his own ending. I didn’t expect it and bummed that there isn’t an actual book just for him. Yes it made me happy but I would loved to see his romance unfold a little more than a few pages.
Other than that I love this book and can’t wait to read anything else by Christina Lauren. Because I love her characters the humor she brings to them, and overall storyline.

Book Tag: Jingle Bells


I haven’t done a tag in a good while. Plus this is to get into the Christmas spirit since its next week. So hope you enjoy my rumbles to the answers provide toward this.

all I want for Christmas is you.. What book do you want to see under the Christmas tree?

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the book set of Six of Crows. Though my family haven’t brought me books in forever.

2.Simply having a wonderful Christmas time… want book that you have read this year have you enjoyed the most?

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 I didnt think I would like these book and so glad it I was wrong. Now I’ve became kind of obsessed.

3.it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… which book has the most festive look to it?

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You can not tell me that this beautiful cover doesn’t remind you of a winter wonderland.

4. elf…what book unleashed your inner child? alcatraz series by Brandon Sanderson. I started the first two books and love how childish these books are. I need to continue on this series soon.

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5. the Grinch..your favorite villain? is there really a favorite villain. because if that true i guess mine would be Levanna. She makes me want her death sooner than later.

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6.the holiday..name your favorite two couples..

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Tucker and Clara from the Unearthly series.

Roake and Eve from the in death series.

These two are my top OTPs and everyone should read to understand my love for them.

7. What book would you like to give as a present to your followers?

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 My favorite books with beautiful covers.

So yeah I got a tag done and probably do more Christmas themed for the rest of December we shall see. Hope you enjoy this and can agree with my choices. Then let me know how you may answer these questions.

Book Review: Filthy Little Secret


Author: Devon McCormack

Format: kindle

Page Count:226

Rating: 4/5

Summary:

I won’t fall for him.”
After breaking up with his cheating ex, Mark Kenmore turns to rebound sex with the campus drug dealer, Tim Halwell. He’s heard the rumors about all the hearts Tim’s broken, but after how he’s been hurt, there’s no way he’ll let himself fall into that trap. Besides, if the press found out he was screwing around with a drug dealer, it would tarnish his governor mother’s reputation. He expects the sex to be hot and exciting. What he doesn’t expect is the most intense, mind-blowing experience he’s ever had. He knows it’s wrong to want more, but he can’t help himself. And the more time they spend hooking up, the more he worries he’s falling into the same trap as Tim’s previous boy toys…and the harder it becomes to keep what they’re doing a secret from his friends and family.
“He’s just like the others.”
Tim knows Mark—the son of a politician, attending one of the most prestigious universities in Atlanta—is just another spoiled rich kid. When Tim hears about Mark’s breakup, he’s more than willing to help the brat out with some rebound sex. Just another notch in his own headboard. Tim won’t make it a regular thing because that never goes well. The guys always end up falling for him, despite how much they may fight it. But one steamy, lust-filled encounter after another, and he finds he can’t stop messing around with Mark. It’s too much fun. Too intense. Too erotic. And the longer they try to remain each other’s filthy little secrets, the more Tim realizes if he doesn’t back out soon, he just might fall in love.

My Thoughts:

there is a lot to enjoy about this book. How its about Mark getting over the fact that his boyfriend cheated on him with his best friend. So what does he do hook up with Tim the schools drug dealer. It wasn’t supossed to be nothing but sex however it of course developed into something else.
I always think its funny when characters don’t think it will develop into more than just sex. Especially if it goes on for a long period and they do stuff other than in bed. Yet this romance made sense how it was told. it took months for things to progress instead of a week or two of it. I will admit though that there are a lot of over the top emotional parts. but that just me. However there was some drama that is realistic and no cheating or break ups. So yeah to that.
Also Mark and Tim where so cute. Mark is a governors son who wants nothing to do with his parents money. So he brought his own place and bust tables even if he doesn’t have to. Tim is pretty much known as the drug dealer who doesn’t do relationships and left a lot of guys broken hearted. However Tim isn’t what he shows others and have lots of responbilites on his plate. I loved them together for there both have sarcasm for days and know what they want.
I loved their story and how they work through everything realistic and known of the unnecessary. there is sex and perverted things in these just to be warned. but if you can handle that then give this book a shot if you want a cute gay romance on a college campus.

Friday/Weekend/Current Reads


13526165__sy180_ My audio pick am 5 hours and 15 minutes. Currently am really confused about what’s happening. Not exactly halfway but close enough that you would think it would make sense but no. Its all emails and conversations that just seemed to bounce in different directions. If I didn’t need to finish this I would have totally DNFed this a while ago.

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Kindle Review:Counting Daisies


Author: Nicola Haken

Series: the counting-1

Format: kindle

Page Count: 376

Rating: 5/5

Summary:Dylan Roberts and Cameron O’Neil were good kids. Growing up together, they shared everything. By the age of fourteen they were more than best friends – they were in love. They dreamt of their future, of success, marriage…happiness. They were going to grow old by each other’s side.
But… “Kids are stupid.”
When tragic circumstances forced them apart, Dylan discovered that life wasn’t the fairytale he dreamed of; it was dark, difficult, saturated with pain and shame. Life wasn’t meant to be enjoyed, merely survived, but even that became a challenge.
Damaged, worthless, and disgusting, he saw no point to his pitiful existence…
Until he came face to face with the boy he used to love.
Successful, honourable, and happy, Cameron had achieved the future they planned. He was good, positive, popular…everything Dylan would never be. What would happen if Dylan let him back into his world? Would he destroy Cameron too? Would his poison push him away like everyone else?
“Everybody leaves.”
“They leave or they die.”
But what if…what if Cameron didn’t?-goodreads

My Thoughts: Oh Cameron and Dylan was just perfect even though it wasn’t closed to that. For fourteen years they were unseparated as best friends and couple. That was until another tragic hit Dylan and he was taken in foster care without saying goodbye to Cameron or no where he was going.

16 years later…

Cameron has become a chef like he always wanted to be and owns a restaurant. Now he’s very successful doing the job he loves and being around good friends. Dylan on the other hand couldn’t deal with his problems anymore with people keep leaving. So he got into drugs to forget, but that lead to stealing, lying, and selling himself to other men. So now they meet up again to different people then they used to be and its no picnic.

So now they have to deal with trying to be Cameron and Dylan again with all the baggage that was brought into the relationship. With Dylan having cravings to stopping, then relapsing and everything in between. That’s what I loved most on how real the story was and didn’t treat his heroin addiction as something that’s a quick fix. Its something he’ll always have the cravings and he’s working through it.

There should be more to this series especially if it involves Derek and Paul get together. I love there relationship in these book and how much sexual tension is between the two. If Nicola Haken does write another book PLEASE let it being them getting together.

So there is some drama and struggles which was handled the correct way for what was happening. The friendships and support system was beautiful to see and am glad that Nicola Haken didn’t shy away from it.

BOOK REVIEW: Tight End


Author: Devon McCormack

Format: Kindle

Page Count: 304

Summary: Its about a total player NFL player Tad Roarke who came out as a gay male and is getting death letters. Which his father and manger bring in Agent Bryce Finnegan who just got out of a undercover that went bad. Neither man wants to be in this situation, but decide to let it work. Neither thought it was becoming more than a working relationship but it did which lead to more drama.

MY THOUGHTS:

I really enjoyed this m/m storyline. There is no cheating though there is a ex that likes to be snobby when Tad runs into him. Also other than the drama of the mystery of who is killing outed gay people. Its pretty much who is going to break first with Tad and Bryce.

Tad is one of those how is shown in the media isn’t true, but he also didn’t try and tell the truth so it doesn’t help his image. Then there’s Bryce who just wants a desk job but now have to get used to body guarding a guy like Tad. However as the relationship grows into something Bryce is pushed into a life that he was not made for.

I like how realistic this book got. With the tension between Tad and his dad where Tad calls him by his first name. Then there is the fact that both Tad and Bryce have so many baggage that they helped each other.

For side characters Darren was my favorite though I feel like he was short changed a bit. He just wanted someone for himself and it didn’t happen which was heartbreaking. Also Tad’s dad was a hard ass who doesn’t seem to care for his son. However he does love him though he doesn’t always show it.

So other than a working on feeling both men have to deal with football season, backstabbing, being shot at, and adapting. I just simply loved this book and happy that I read this. I got this through kindle unlimited for free and if you want to try it out and have unlimited please give it a shot.

BOOK REVIEW: P.S. I Like You


Author: Kasie West

Format: kindle

Page Count: 336

Rating: 4/5

Summary: Signed, sealed, delivered…

While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

MY THOUGHTS:

I liked this book for multiply reason them being….
I have a soft part for pen pal stories writing letters instead of paying attention in chemistry class. I like the whole unknown who the other person is because I love my mystery books. Even little ones like in these book which was pretty easy to find out. But that’s okay for it was still really cute.
The fact that Rider and Lily have a not so pretty pass was a fun time also. Because Rider and Lily’s best friend use to date until there fighting got to much for her. Now though they still fight whenever they see each other which brings interesting moments.
Also the music element was sweet to me. I loved that Lily is a wannabe songwriter who have a notebook that she writes in constantly. Even with how crazy her life is she still have time to practice her craft.
I loved Lily’s family and how its never quite thanks to two creative parents, a older sister, and twin brothers. They are very loving yet crazy family which are always a point to me.
DIDN’T LIKE: the high school drama which is always a problem for me.
The fact that sometimes the arguments where a buffer and not needed.
Or the fact that the romance seemed a bit rushed. I loved when it was building up not how it just seemed to happen.

INCONCLUSION:Not my favorite Kasie West book but I still love her and can’t wait until By Your Side which has the MC’s stuck in a library yes please. 🙂

BOOK REVIEW: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda


Author: Becky Albertalli

Page Count/Audible: 320/6hours 45 minutes

Rating: 5/5

Summary: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

MY THOUGHTS:

Am so sorry it took me this long to finish this. Simply loved everything about this book and want my own copy.

I loved the whole emails back and forth I have a real soft part for it that made me look forward to them.Seeing them interact with each other and telling each other things they wouldn’t say to others. It went deep and the connection happened before they laid eyes on the other. The rest of the story was fun especially Simon’s interaction with his friends Nick, Abby, and Leah. The whole friendship was real for the fact that they hanged out, inside jokes, and fought among each other. Plus Simon’s family was a normal family that I loved. They were in there children’s lives and like most parents all in there business.

The relationship between Simon and Blue before and after was straight up cute. I was right about who Blue was an so glad that it wasn’t as obvious as it first appeared. Plus I think there fun together since there pretty much opposites personality wise.

One thing I really didn’t like is that at some points it seemed to cut off a bit. I still loved how the story progressed and was impressed. Plus I didn’t like that there was no clear air between Martin and Simon. When they were on the road to being friends a girl got in the way and ruined everything. So I would have liked that it was dissolved like all the other drama got resolved before the end.

Listening to the audio was a fun experience. Which made me smile and laugh during the six hours listening to it. Simon is in his head a lot and just straight up fun experience. Can’t wait for more of what this author has in store next.

BOOK REVIEW: Finding Audrey


Author: Sophie Kinsella

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Format: Kindle/audible

Page Count: 288/6hr. 36mins

Rating: 3/5

Summary: An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family. -Goodreads

 

FAV:

I loved the family for how dysfunction they were. I get it mom not working taking care of her daughter so she goes a little crazy. Obsession over things that are petty and not a big deal. A father who keeps his head down and just agrees with his wife. Then we have Frank the older brother who loves his live action games to the pains of his mother. He is also a teen so rebelling is a must. Then we got the baby of the family Felix who was there to help with tension.

 

I liked the friendship between Linus and Audrey. The way he helped her get the courage to talk to strangers was some of the best parts. How it started with a note to daring each other to have some pointless conversations with people. Plus, with him being a bit geeky helped in my enjoyment of his character.

 

Love the siblings and how they reacted to each other. Of course, they fought like all siblings do but when Audrey needs them they lead a helping hand.

 

DISLIKE:

The romance wasn’t my cup of tea. Like I said I enjoyed the friendship between Linus and Audrey was good but when it went into the romance it dropped the ball. It was rushed and just went ridicules even if there was some cuteness in the relationship itself.

 

Then we have the whole fact that we don’t know how Audrey got ill. It was nothing but how crazy her family was. Also, I don’t like how Audrey handled everything when she was getting better.

She thought it was just a done thing but it doesn’t work like that as she quickly discovers.

 

THE AUDIO VERSION:

To tell the truth I may not have read this if it wasn’t told to me. I have plenty of issues with contemporaries which is the reason I don’t read them often. So, when picking this up for my Around the Year in 52 Books I was hesitant. So, I enjoyed the narration and how it brought the story more enjoyable to get through. The narrator just brought more to this crazy family then what I may have gotten by reading so I enjoyed it more. Plus, it was a six hour listen so it didn’t take me that long.

 

THE ENDING:

Like most contemporaries, it wrapped up where everyone has grown somewhat for the better. Even though I never did find out what happened to Audrey I say this is still a good quick book to get into. This was my first completed read from this author and I’ll try more of her books in the future.

Top 5: Books I want to Read in 2017


More like which series I want to wrap up in 2017. Because am so guilty of starting series and never continuing though I own all the books. Which shows since I’ve only completed a handful of books this year. So here are some series I would love to continue in the new year. 

1. Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen only have read the first book and really been wanting to continue. My first excuse was I had time before the third one came out. Will that has passed and now I have two books to read which i can’t wait. 

2. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski was so good and Krestel is such a strong character that I would love to see her brilliant mind work. I own all three books and though I read the first one in the beginning of the year I just never continued. 

3. Fire and Blue from the Graceling world by Kristin Cashore.  I feel in love with everything that Graceling was and kind of got bummed when I learned it’s not just a continue on from where it ended. However Kristin Cashore writes so beautiful that I want to see where she goes with these two books. 

4. Monster of Men by Patrick Mess the third book in the chaos walking trilogy. The funny thing about this trilogy is I’ve read The Knife of Never Letting Go in 2015, then I read Ask and the Answer this year. So am going to keep up with tradition and read the last book in 2017 it just seems right. 

5. The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson I need to get to The Heart of Betryal and The Beauty of Darkness. Because I finished the first book this year and really want to know how Lia handles what’s coming her way. 

And that’s just the short list. I have so many completed collection of series that I’ve only read the first book in. Or haven’t in started but decided to get them all. Am going to make a proper list soon so I know how bad it is and am not really looking forward to the number. Wish me luck.