Friday, August 18, 2017

Review: Tied Up in You By Erin Fletcher

Tied Up In You
By: Erin Fletcher
Release Date: July 10, 2017
Series: All Laced Up #2

Description:
Everyone says hotshot goalie Luke Jackson is God’s gift to girls, but the only girl he wants is his best friend, Malina Hall. He’s always known how brilliant she is, but now that he’s “accidentally” kissed her, he can’t stop thinking about her…or wanting to kiss her again.

Problem is, things have been a little…awkward since the kiss. Because she likes him, too? Hopefully, but even if she did, their futures—and the ridiculous schedules that come with them—are in the way. And now one of his teammates is showing interest, and the guy has more in common with Malina than Jackson ever will.

As her best friend, Jackson should get out of the way. But if there’s one thing he’s learned from hockey, it’s that you have to go for what you want, even if it means falling flat on your face. And he’s definitely falling for Malina.

Disclaimer: This book contains a hot hockey player who goes after what he wants, a super-hot, super-distracting shirtless workout, and the kind of best friends to lovers romance every girl in the friend zone has dreamed of.
 

Review:
This was an adorably sweet contemporary novel that hit just the right spot.  Erin Fletcher did a great job bringing us into the world of Malina and Jackson.  That time in your life when the big decisions about the rest of your future are made, and who you want to spend that time with.  It’s a daunting task but it’s always better when there are people who have your back.

We meet Malina and Jackson, who have been best friends forever but something just clicks and something else seems to form between the two of them.  You know what they say it’s very hard for a female and a male to be best friends because there is always one that may feel just slightly more than the other, and when they both do it’s a very magical thing.  The two of them are struggling with what will happen next in their lives but they figure things out together, maybe not the easiest way but the best way for them.

This book was very fast paced and seemed to move very quickly through the relationship, but if you think about it they’ve been in a relationship for many many years since they’ve known each other since probably elementary school.  It went so quickly because they know each other, they didn’t have to go through the whole learning phase of getting to know you and what you do and do not like.  They already have that in the bag.  So of course when they have a big blow out all the real daggers come out to play.  Because they know exactly where to dig.


Overall I liked the book, I’m intrigued to see what happened in the first book and I really can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.  This is a great read if you want something quick and fun, something that will get your emotions left and right but still simple young contemporary. I really enjoyed all the family moments too and this book had me googling Hawaiian food left and right.  Really enjoyed it. 

Disclaimer:

I received this book from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Review: The Bad Boy's Girl by Blair Holden

The Bad Boy's Girl
By: Blair Holden
Release Date: Feb 27, 2017
Series: The Bad Boy's Girl #1

Description:
“Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.”
— Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever

Tessa O’Connell is a girl as ordinary as they come-or so she thinks. Her aim for senior year is to keep her head down yet somehow manage to convince her childhood love Jay Stone to love her back. What she isn’t prepared for is for Jay’s brother, Cole to return to town and change the life she’s always been seemingly content to live. Tall, gorgeous as all hell and a bad boy with ocean blue eyes and the perfect edge of adorability, he was her greatest tormentor, her number one enemy.But the guy that’s come back is like no one Tessa’s ever come across. He challenges her, he tests her limits, he forces her to bring out the girl she’s long ago buried under a veil of mediocrity and most of all he compels her to consider that perhaps the boy that infuriates her to the point of no return might just her guardian angel.

Warning: The story comes with a bad boy notorious for making you swoon, inducing hysterical laughter and making you question whether you could purchase a clone on ebay

Review:
This book really wasn’t what I expected, because it was so much more than that.  I know this is a series from Wattpad and I will have to look into the rest of the series but Blair Holden had you hooked from the very beginning.  The characters were multi-dimensional and interesting to say the very least but what really got you was the story.

We meet Tessa and her friends who are constantly bullied by her ex best friend Nicole, while she is deeply in love and crushing on Nicole’s boyfriend Jason.  This is a classic story and one that always catches my attention because you just know there will be jealousy and drama from the get go.  But throw in an even hotter step brother who just also happens to be in love with someone who doesn’t even suspect it and the book just got a million times more interesting. 

Cole is a bad boy who has terrorized Tessa for most of her life, little did she know that there was something more to it than just that.  It’s so cute when boys are so obviously trying to get a girls attention probably not in the best way but it’s still so noticeable to everyone but the involved parties.  Again another classic story but still the way it was developed throughout the book, bringing him back after being away for a while and him finally being in touch with what he really feels and knowing how to express that.  Bonus. 

I really liked all the characters they bought life to this book and kept me wondering what would happen with them next.  It dragged a little in the middle with the transition of the story continuing but overall I can’t wait to read what happens next to these characters and how their lives are about to change in college.


Don’t get me wrong I feel like this was almost two short stories in one because it could have easily stopped with a happy ending for the two finally getting together, but then it kept going.  I was surprised and worried at the same time like where is this book going to go to next.  The way it ended left me breathless and my heart in pain.  You have to read this book from the very first line to the very last.  I am thoroughly impressed.

Disclaimer:

I received this book from NetGalley and Trident Media Group, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Review: Paper Hearts by Ali Novak

Paper Hearts
By: Ali Novak
Release Date:
Series: The Heartbreakers Chronicles #2

Description:

“When I met Alec Williams, I nearly fainted. Totally embarrassing, but how often does a regular girl get to meet a famous heartthrob?”

Felicity has been living in the shadow of her best friend Lucy since they were kids. But things change when she is introduced to a quiet guy named Alec. At first Felicity is intimidated by his fame, but as the two grow closer she starts to realize that Alec just might be the guy of her dreams. No other guy has ever made her feel so alive. 

The only problem? Lucy has different plans for Alec—plans that start with prom. 

Felicity quickly realizes that she will have to make a decision. Will she choose her best friend who has always been there for her, or the mysterious boy that she can't stop thinking about? Whatever her choice, someone is going to be left broken hearted.

Meet... The Queen of Hearts.

Review:
This was a very sweet book, great addition to this series.  Finding out more about the other band members is always a wonderful thing.  Ali Novak is doing a great job bringing this series to life.

We meet Felicity, who is a very dedicated person trying to get through her plan for life without any hiccups, but then she discovers the truth about something and all that goes out the window.  Her sister has been missing for a while and with the help of Alec, a member of the heartbreakers, and oh so scrumptious of a person she’s on a mission to find her.  Also included are her best friends Asha and Boomer.

Alec is a very serious and private person, I guess you can say he’s like the shy one in the group if you had to stereotype him, he’s very serious.  But with Felicity it’s like he wants to let himself go.  Get out from under the thumb of people around him.  The two main characters definitely have some familiar struggles just in different ways, but struggles none the less.  The two help each other overcome these struggles in life and with the freedom they both desired, or didn’t even know they desired.

I thought this book was really good, not as much as the first one but still good in its own right.  You can definitely read it as a stand-alone but it’s good to see the other characters from the first book blossom throughout the book or more like how they have blossomed since the first book.  I really enjoyed the book overall.  I was definitely interested in what would happen between Felicity and Alec, and was quite surprised with a few other characters in the book.


I will say that I am now interested in researching more origami especially the hearts, just sounded so cute in the book that I had to look it up and try it myself.  Another great thing about this book were all the great locations mentioned throughout, it’s always fun when there is a road trip involved.  Check the book out, it’s a good quick fun easy read.  Can’t wait for the next one in the series.  


Disclaimer:

I received this book from NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!