Book Review: Collide


Author: Riley Hart

Series: Blackcreek-1

Format: kindle

Genre: m/m romance

Page Count: 332

Rating: 5/5

Summary: This is about two best friends reunion after 17 years apart. Noah and Cooper where best friends after colliding for the same football when they were 10. Then after three years later Noah’s family disappear without a word to anyone. Now both grown they meet up with another collusion this time evolving a truck. Which starts a new friendship.

Which doesn’t go down smoothly when Noah tells Cooper that he’s gay. Its a adjustment at first but they fall into the easy rhythm of friendship until it became more. I liked how Cooper became conflicted about his feelings since he’s been a women’s man all his life. Then there’s Noah who won’t push and hope that through all this they can stay friends. This book was like a mini roller coaster that just got better as I kept reading.

 

Cooper is a fireman who does it to honor his parents who died in a fire themselves. He grew up with his Uncle and Aunt who he respect a lot however doesn’t really fit with them. Then we have Noah whose family moves for a new beginning all his life. However they pretty much meet back up in the same way they first meet. So it was like a full circle thing.

The whole hot and cold moments in this book reminds me of a sitcom that was just fun with popcorn.Especially since Cooper has never thought of a guy like until Noah came back into his life. All books should start with a solid friendship even if they haven’t seen each other oh lets say 17 years.

There is plenty of drama and not all of it was due with the fact they where together. However the past plays plenty in this book and I still loved their story.

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.

26219743__sy180_ Am currently 14% in these book and I can say it has kept my interest. The whole everyone having a counterpart. Along with enjoying the magically elements is also cool. I don’t like how this beginning only because it hurt my hear to see Dezaray go through all that. But now it seemed to be turning for the better. Or I how so.

25027902__sy180_ Am doing a two for one with this meaning audio and kindle. Am no where close to actually reading this right now. Have to say what I have read of these is on the boring side. Its not to the actual race part which I feel when the story really pick up so I’ll wait until then.

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: The Kiss of Deception 


By: Mary E. Pearson

Series: the remnant chronicles #1

Page Count: 486

Format: hardback/audible 

Publisher: Henry Holt

Summary: “Today was the day a thousand dreams would die and a single dream would be born.” Is a good summary for the book. 

In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.

On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love. 

5/5 

(Spoiler Free)

Thoughts:

 I enjoyed this book a lot. I loved how strong Lia was leaving, breaking tradition. Even if it had a prince and assassin chasing after her without her knowledge. The whole trying to figure out who’s who drove me crazy. Trying to tell by the what they said or how they acted didn’t tell me anything. Which I give Pearson mad props for and think she did it beautiful. 

Arabella or Lia herself is strong character. Who knows what she wants and doesn’t care if it goes with tradition. She doesn’t take things laying down which is super cool. I think it helps that she has older brothers. Lia goes on a unexpected journey that made her see things and learn more about herself. 

The friendships in these book is also done very well. How loyal Paulina is to Lia because she didn’t have to come along however chose to stick with Lia. Then we have Berdi and Gwyneth that soon formed a sisterhood of sorts between the women. They weren’t some weaklings either they were all strong in there own right. 

Then we have the boys Kaden and Rafe which in the beginning didn’t have a rival really. I call it healthy male competition. They both was ready to hate Lia and stay that way. However she charmed them to think differently of her.

Then we have the romance which was really nice actual. For it was a love triangle however it wasn’t. Lia figured who she wanted pretty quickly and even though some things did happen with the other one she kept to her original. My fear is though it will change in the second book because it’s happened before and it’ll probably bum me out. 

The different places like Terravan the sleepy fishing town that is Paulina’s hometown, and a safe haven for the girls. To the Vagabound who are gypsies who travel and help those who need it. Then at the end we get to see Kaden’s hometown of Venda which is also has Komizar which is one bad S.O.B. 

Some things did bug me in this book like when she finds out who Kaden is she blows up on him. However when Rafe comes out in the end she didn’t seem to react. Pretty much just glad that he came for her. The whole gift thing bugged me as well. Why can’t she just be a regular girl who can do amazing things. But know we have the whole mother helped her repress it, and a prophecy about her as well. Also I don’t like the fact that Lia lied to Paulina I understand but I don’t like it. Because it will come back and bite her in the butt i just can feel it. Lastly I don’t like the customs that are placed on girls in royal families. That’s why I love she rebellious nature.

The pacing was in the middle of being to slow or quick especially in the beginning. Now am really excited to see what happens in the second book. I’ve heard it’s even better than this first book which I’ll just have to wait and see. 

Have anyone else read this if so let me know what you thought in the comments.