Monday, April 29, 2013

Review: Losing It

Losing It
By: Cora Carmack
Release Date: October 15, 2012


Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible-- a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.

This book was simply fabulous.  Between the characters and the plot it couldn't have gone any better.  I was addicted from the first page all the way until the end that I just had to finish it as fast as I could.  The book had its funny moments, and cringe worthy awkward moments and then the beautiful one on one moment over and over again.  This book has been one of the best new adult books I've had the pleasure of reading.  And then I come to see it's a series!!!! Ahh which means now I can't wait to see what happens in the next book with the next character, how much do I love that it is part of a series.

So we meet Bliss (what a name, for real), and she is indeed a 22 yr. old virgin and now that one of her best finds out all she wants to do is help her become devirginized.  They go out to a club and that's when Bliss runs into our very adorable British love interest - Garrick.  I really love the names in this book because they are unique and that makes them memorable, not that the book is not memorable enough.  Anyway so they meet and there is this instant connection, it's really undeniable.  She is all set to go and lose her virginity when she freezes, and he's left there naked and yeah just like the description says she runs into him a couple hours later, because he is her new professor.  Talk about an awkward situation, but it's a fun and entertaining one at that, really, what are the odds.

Bliss is in school to become an actor, or stage manager she's not sure yet and one of her last classes of her college career is with the guy she left naked in her bed and she doesn’t know how she feels about it other than of course embarrassed.  There is an attraction between them and they can't seem to stay away from each other no matter how hard they try.  It's cute but the secrecy has got to be hurting them.  They are both torn on what they should do next, he seems to be pretty direct on what he wants but she is still standoffish, but not for too long.  The times they are along together are electric and exciting in more ways than one.  It's like they can't keep their hands off of each other and I enjoyed reading every little bit of it.

This author really has a great style about her and I enjoyed reading the epilogue as well, it's always nice to see what happens after the book finishes, you always wonder.  The characters were enjoyable, funny, entertaining and just overall great characters.  Of course one of my favorites was Hamlet the cat, which you just have to read the book to find out why he was an interesting character, very good story there.  There was a bit of a love triangle, sort of and a really just great falling in love story which kept me entertained thoroughly.  There was also an underlying of amazing friendships in this book, it’s a beautiful thing when people are so bonded together because of their college careers, and they will be lasting friendships. 

I'm not a hundred percent sure about the cover, I like the style concept, just that's not how I necessarily pictures Mr. Garrick Taylor, but the more I look at it, it's growing on me.  I just can't wait to read more about Cade in the next book. 

   “I won’t tell anyone.” His eyebrows raised, but I couldn’t tell if it was surprise or judgment or just a facial tick. “I mean not that there’s anything… not that we… I mean we didn’t actually… um, make the beast with two backs and all that.”
   OH. MY. GOD.
   The beast with two backs? Seriously?
   I’m 22-years-old, and rather than just spitting out the word sex, I used a Shakespeare reference! A really embarrassing Shakespeare reference.
   And he was smiling! And his smile did funny things to my insides that had me thinking about last night, which was totally not something I needed to be thinking about right now. No beasts. No backs. No last night.

About the Author:
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working at Target), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She loves theatre, travel, and anything that makes her laugh. She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Follow her on twitter @CoraCarmack Visit her blog ( for updates about future awkward romances!

Don't forget to check out the second book this year:
Faking It (Losing It #2)
Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Review: Love me for Me

Love Me for Me
Release Date: March 26, 2013

A fresh start...

It’s been three years since Serena King learned to say no—no to the boys that were a desperate cry for help, no to the extra weight she put on in self defense, and most of all no to the abuse that has haunted her since she was fifteen. Now a sophomore in college, all she wants is to be normal. The last thing she expects is a guy who can make her want... make her want everything.

A new guy...

Alex Blackthorn is a bundle of contradictions, a sexy dark haired badness who goes slow... deliciously slow. And despite the iron will that has gotten her through the last few years, Serena finds herself unable to ignore the heat that sizzles between them whenever they’re together.

A dark past...

Serena never thought she could be involved in a relationship, but Alex makes her long for things she thought were out of her reach forever. When he finds out her secret... when he finds out what she did to keep herself sane... will he still want her, or he will treat her just like everyone else?

And Alex has a secret of his own.

Recommended for mature readers aged 17+ due to language and sexual content.


First I have to say the author did such a great job explaining how the main characters were feeling that when their heart was pounding so was mine.  I was addicted the minute I started reading.  I was intrigued by the main character and wanted to immediately know more about her and what had happened to her.  Everyone has skeletons in their past, some darker than others and most are too afraid to trust anyone with their secrets.  That's one of the biggest points in this book; you have to learn to trust a person that is my lesson learned. 

We meet Serena, who is a very guarded person and doesn't even want to let loose in college and have fun like her roommate Kaylee, but she has her reasons.  There are hints throughout the book to make you wonder what really happened to her in the past but it doesn't escalate until her relationship with Alex gets more intense.  Alex is a fellow student in one of her classes the she happens to notice and he in turn notices her.  (Their initial meeting is part of the excerpt). He has his own share of problems and like many people in the world he too carries a lot of baggage.  Alex begins to per sue Serena and there is something about them that matches so perfectly, as if they fit like a glove.

Please be aware this is a New Adult book and some content may be too detailed for those underage.  The scenes with the two of them seem very intense and at the same time rushed as they have just met but they have this unbelievable attraction and connection with one another that it actually works between them and the author did a great job showing this connection. 

The plot of this book was great and the location of where this book takes place is perfect.  I miss college so much sometimes.  College is a time when everyone is truly finding themselves and will go through experiences they never had before, this is the time when they start to grow up and gain that responsibility they will use in the future.  Sure the main characters had to grow up a little sooner but even still they have some more growing up to do. 

I will say this though the cover I don’t think was believable enough for me, I didn’t picture the two main characters looking like that at all.  Don’t get me wrong it’s a really great cover but I just don’t see Alex and Serena there completely.  The guy should have looked a little older since he is a senior and she is a sophomore.  The tattoos on the guy is great though, that always brings a little of the bad boy element.  I don’t want to give too much of the book away because really you should experience it on your own I just want to give you a feel for it, but it’s a quick and good read.  The lesson learned is about trusting people, throw in some really great steamy scenes and a few punches and you’ve got yourself a good book. 

The rest of the series looks promising as well so make sure you keep an eye out for those books as well.  


He wasn’t supposed to notice me.

But as the two of us hovered awkwardly in the hallway, outside of the closed door to our American Lit class, he looked me right in the eye. His left hand rumpled the raven dark spikes of hair on his head as he grinned at me sheepishly.

He caught me at a rare moment in which I was off guard and slowly, tentatively, I smiled back.

“Tardiness will not be tolerated.” His mimicry of the professor, and the words the man with elbow patches on his sweater had spoken the first day of class, startled a laugh from me. He seemed to like that, and as he shifted weight from one foot to the other I studied him, daring to look more closely than I ever had before.

I’d noticed him. How could I not have? But I’d always forced myself to look away. Boys like him weren’t for girls like me.

He was tall, nearly a full foot taller than me. Eyes the color of the sky at night peered out from beneath a long, thick fringe of black eyelashes, lashes that any girl would kill for and that he, being a boy, likely didn’t appreciate.
His face was a study in sharp angles and planes, his lips full and soft in contrast. Black ink, indelibly etched into his skin, peeked out the neck of his black T-shirt, and I could see it on his biceps, too, when he moved.

The tattoos were at odds with the clean cut image he otherwise emanated. He was too damn good looking, the kind of guy that, in high school, had been happy to spend time with me in dark closets, under the bleachers, or in the backseat of a car, but who would scorn me in public, ashamed to associate with that girl.

Except he didn’t seem ashamed, even though I was dressed in my usual uniform of faded blue jeans, a plaid flannel shirt open over a tank top. My long blonde hair was in a tight braid, with pieces left down deliberately, so I could hide behind them if I needed to.

I frequently did. I would shake the ribbons of flaxen hair over my eyes, eyes that were blue but were so pale in comparison to his that they scarcely seemed the same color.

Those eyes widened when he grinned casually, hiking his backpack up further on his back.

“Well, no way he’ll let us in now.” This professor liked to verbally humiliate anyone who tried to sneak in once the door had been closed, and he had a sharp, acerbic tongue that I was in no rush to receive a lashing with.

“Right.” I tried to smile, tried to act like a normal girl, but found myself shaking those long strands of hair over my face instead. I dropped my gaze away from the boy in front of me, all the way down to the tips of my black sneakers.

It felt... almost... like he was flirting with me.

I knew better.

About the Author

Make sure to check out the rest of the Safe Haven trilogy...
Kaylee’s story, Love Me If You Dare, will be available summer 2013

and Maddy’s story, Say You Love Me, comes out in fall 2013!

Kate Laurens is a proud Canadian who loves beer, coffee, kickboxing and books. She loves to hear from her readers. She writes New Adult romance and falls a little bit in love with each hero that she writes.


I received this book from RABT Tours and the author, Kate Laurens, 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!!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cover Reveal: Untouched and Giveaway

UNTOUCHED by Melody Grace
Publication date: May 14th
Emerson Ray is trouble. Juliet knows it the minute she lays eyes on Cedar Cove’s resident bad boy. Forced to spend her summer before college in the sleepy beach town, she never expected to crash into the most devastating guy she’s ever met—or for Emerson’s blue eyes to strip through her dark secrets, and make her feel a desire she’s never known. Their connection is undeniable, but Juliet is torn. She knows, once she gives him everything, there’ll be no turning back.

Juliet McKenzie is dangerous. Emerson can tell from the way she blows through all his defences, laying bare the demons he’s carried alone all his life. He’s left a trail of broken hearts and empty beds in his wake, but Juliet is different. Her innocence is intoxicating—and the passion she keeps hidden, just below the surface. He wants to be the only one to set it free, but with every kiss, he’s closer to losing control and doing the one thing he swore he never would: fall in love.

One summer. Two damaged hearts. Their story is only just beginning…

UNTOUCHED is a prequel novella to the USA Today Bestselling UNBROKEN. It also can be read as a stand-alone story.

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Blog Tour: Echo - Giveaway, Excerpt

The countdown clock reads ten days until the end of the world. The citizens are organized. Everyone's been notified and assigned a duty. The problem is . . . no one knows for sure how it will end.

Energy-hungry Mages are the most likely culprit. They travel toward a single location from every corner of the continent. Fueled by the two suns, each Mage holds the power of an element: air, earth, fire, metal, water, or ether. They harness their powers to draw energy from the most readily available resource: humans.

Ashara has been assigned to the Ethereal task force, made up of human ether manipulators and directed by Loken, a young man with whom she has a complicated past. Loken and Ashara bond over a common goal: to stop the Mages from occupying their home and gaining more energy than they can contain. But soon, they begin to suspect that the future of the world may depend on Ashara's death.


About Alicia Wright Brewster

Alicia Wright Brewster is a mild-mannered lady of average height and above average paranormal obsession. By day, she works in an office. At night she is an author, an electronics junkie, and a secret superhero. (Please don't ask what her superpower is; that's not very polite.)

In her virtually non-existent free time, she loves to read, watch movies, and eat food. She is particularly fond of the food-eating and makes a point to perform this task at least three times per day, usually more.

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A metal plate occupied the wall to the right of the door. Loken pressed his hand to it. The door slid away and disappeared into the left side of the doorway. Loken stepped through and down the stairs on the other side. His footsteps clanged against the metal steps as he descended.

Unlike in the overly bright training room on the other side of the building, dim lights filled this room with shadows. The team clustered at the bottom of the steps, blocking my view. As they shuffled slowly out of the way, I caught sight of what had stopped everyone else in their tracks.

A glass wall separated us from what looked like a large cell. The only entry point into the cell was another thick metal door with a security pad next to it. Behind the glass, three people stood as far away from one another as they could possibly get within the enclosed space: a hugely tall man, a woman with blond hair that hung past her waist, and a smaller man. All three were nude.

They looked human but . . . wrong somehow. Despite their lack of clothing, they made no effort to cover themselves. The larger man’s muscles bulged in odd places. While the woman wasn’t as massive, her body was more toned than any woman I’d ever met, more so than even Elder Ethereal.

From across the room, their black eyes cut through the darkness. A chill raced up and down my back like icy fingertips.

I stared at the smaller man. His eyes bore through me. I wondered if he saw me at all, or if he just happened to be looking where I was standing. At first glance, I’d thought him to be relatively slight. Although the other man dwarfed him, his thin arms were as tight as a predator’s, coiled to strike. The sharp planes of his face only emphasized the eerie black of his eyes, sunken into their sockets.

Loken’s voice startled me from the man’s hypnotic gaze. “In case you haven’t guessed it, these three are—”

“Mages,” I whispered.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review: The Rules for Disappearing

The Rules for Disappearing
By: Ashley Elston
Release Date: May 14, 2013

She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.

Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do—or see—that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all of the Suits’ rules—and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself.

But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who’s too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there’s only one rule that really matters—survival.


Imagine having to change your name every couple months, moving around to different places pretending you are someone you're not and the whole time wondering when will be the next time you leave to a new identity.  This is what Meg and her family goes through as they are now part of the Witness Protection Program.  Even though throughout the majority of the book we don't really know why, her father knows but he just doesn't want to give up that information, which only makes Meg more curious.  She doesn't want to put roots down anywhere because she doesn't know when she will be leaving again, so making friends, having a boyfriend or anything serious including sports is just out of the question for her, which makes her life quite lonely.  If it wasn't for Teeny her sister she doesn't know what she would do with herself, but she has to be strong for her sister.

They end up at a new location and I can just imagine it clearly in Louisiana, with all the Cajun accents flying around and that southern drawl, I've always wanted to go there and I know the setting is very simplistic since it's rural but even still I can imagine it and that's what transports me to that location, the author's description.  From farming, to hog hunting and just the description of the Louisiana accent draws me in completely. It’s all very Dreamy.  Anyhow back to the story, she meets a boy and he can't help but pursue her, there is something about her that he's attracted to and he knows that she has secrets but that does not deter him from trying, even going through her little sister to get more information on her.  Eventually she starts to give in and starts to feel a semblance of a real life again, some normalcy.  Her and Nathan go out a couple times but still there is this nagging feeling of a memory she should have and why they are in the witness protection program.

Even though she feels as if it's her dads fault that they are in this predicament slowly memories and truths start coming out and a new light is shed on Meg.  What really happened and what she needs to do to get her family out of the situation they are in, but is it worth it.  What is she risking by doing this?  Who does she trust?  This seems to be a really big theme lately in the books I've been reading.  But it's hard trusting people and thinking you are doing the right thing and it may not be.  There is not a lot of love in this book, but sometimes its okay, because there was still a love interest it just wasn't the main topic in this book.  Sometimes it's good to get away from that for a book or two.  The main story was about Meg and her trying to figure out what is going on and getting her and her family's life back the way it was before, even though now she wants to stay in Louisiana.  She just wants to be free and not have to be scared anymore. 

The overall book was exciting and interesting and you felt the fear of the main character when she got into some paranoid situations.  You’ll have to read the book to find out what happens though, and it’s definitely worth the read.  I really like the cover too because it’s just simple and the blurriness can just show you how fast things can happen when you least expected, and I have to say everything did sort of happen unexpectedly.  My favorite thing is when each chapter would start the book such as below: 

              Never tell anyone your secrets.  They’re called secrets for a reason.

I received this book from NetGalley and Disney Book 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!!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm "Waiting on":
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Series: Hereafter #3
A stalker ghost, misguided Seers, and spellbinding wraiths—Amelia Ashley has faced them all. Now her greatest hope is to spend the rest of her afterlife with her living boyfriend, Joshua. But the demonic forces return to give her an ultimatum: turn herself over to the darkness or watch them murder one living person per week until she does.

Amelia fears she might really be doomed, until the forces of light give her another option. She can join them in their quest to gather souls, with a catch: Once she joins them, she can never see Joshua again.

Faced with impossible choices, Amelia decides to take her afterlife into her own hands—and fight back.
I've read the other books and I'm just curious how this series is going to continue.  How about you?  What are you waiting for?


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Friday, April 19, 2013

Cover Reveal: This is Forever by S.A. Price

Did it get you curious? Winter is the very sexy bassist for the band 13 Shades of Red, and his book, THIS IS FOREVER will be releasing December 2013. Wanna see the cover?

Now isn’t that just sexy? From now till December if you check out some of your favorite blogs that are rocking the mini graphic on the side column, we will be giving some teasers, excerpts and interviews about the book, on the 10th of the month.

Believe me; it really is going to be a Long Hard Winter. *wink*

And now… for a sexy sneak peek at THIS IS FOREVER…(Does contain strong language)

Seeing Lola after eight months was a fucking kick in the teeth. She had changed her hair, it was purple with black streaks, and she was wearing one fucker of an outfit. Platform Mary Jane’s, her signature, purple torn fishnet thigh highs with garters that ended in bows with skulls on them, micro mini in black satin with a lace trim. She had tripled up on her belts, her little baby tee molding to her torso like a second skin. It was razor cut in places, showing skin and the purple of her lace bra. Her arms warmers were knitted with little skulls on them. He was pretty sure she wasn’t wearing underwear also, the girl just loved to shock. Dare he think it was for his benefit? He wasn’t sure he even saw her, thinking he was dreaming the perfection before him.

But dreams don’t blow you off… at least his didn’t. His dreams, her especially, blew him. When dreams blew you off, those were called nightmares, and those sucked. Sucked like life was sucking right now. She had walked in with the rest of her band, greeted everyone but him, her gaze lingering a little too long on Colin, Rhys’ little brother, but then moved on as she kissed cheeks and hugged people.

 He had to adjust his groin, discreetly of course, when she and Saffron hugged and snuggled. Apparently over the past several months Saffron and Lola had become quite the BFF, with Lola staying at Saffron’s place in New York when she had to go in for several shoots and meetings with her record company. Rhys had teased him about getting face timed and seeing both of them in little booty shorts and white tank tops… but he didn’t think they were that close.

And worse, he didn’t think seeing her all snuggly with Saffron would illicit the images rolling through his head. Not that Saffron wasn’t hot, but he just didn’t dig his best friend’s girl like that.  He grabbed a tootsie pop and unwrapped it, sticking the thick ball into his mouth. He watched her move from person to person, but never to him.

What. The. Fuck.

When everyone sat down, she sat at the other end, didn’t even bother to look at him. He went through dinner in a blur, his anger getting to him more and more. What the fuck was going on? He was beginning to feel like he was invisible. Maybe it was a nightmare?

When she got up and went to the bathroom, he followed, after exchanging a meaningful look with Rhys.

“So you’re just not going to say anything to me?” he said as he caught her coming out of the bathroom.

She looked at him and then sighed. “I didn’t want a public thing to happen.”

Public thing?

She looked him up and down. “I don’t know if I’m ready to say hi like I want to.”

Winter rolled his eyes. “So you can wrap yourself around Saffron, eye Colin up like he’s a steak, which by the way he’s not even eighteen yet, eww,” he ticked off on his fingers, “Yet you can’t even just turn and wave at me?”

Lola shook her head. “It’s not what I wanted. And Colin is going to be very popular…”

“You just didn’t wanna talk to me at all?” he asked, thoroughly confused. She was the one that pushed for the tour, and by all accounts she didn’t have issue with their past. It was what gave him hope.

She moved closer and shook her head. “That’s not it.”

“Then what’s it?” he bit out, his hands clenched at his sides. Gods, only she could infuriate him like this. Fuck she smelled good. All honey and warm clover… no one smelled like Lola.

Her voice lowered. “Do you like my outfit Winter?”

He growled. Fuck yes he liked her outfit. Loved. Wanted it crumpled on the floor of his bedroom. Wanted to peel it from her slowly, kissing every inch of skin he exposed.

She reached for him, her fingers tugging him closer by the belt loops of his jeans. “Good. You’re supposed to. You don’t get anything from me Winter Tulane. No greeting, no, little wave, no explanation. Eat your heart out baby.”

She got closer, her lips just against his, a slight almost imperceptible move of the hoop through the middle of his lip and then she was gone, back towards the party, her ass shaking with a sashay that had blood rushing from every place in his body to his cock. Fuck. What the hell was going on?

“Hey Lo,” he called after her. She gave him the finger and kept walking.

Game on. Game fucking on, he thought as he followed her back into the room. Confusion didn’t even convey how he was feeling about what happened, but holy fuck the signals she was throwing off were so convoluted he didn’t know if he should fist pump for getting her so close to him or brood over her words.

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Review: Waiting on Forever

Waiting on Forever
By: Ashley Wilcox
Release Date: April 29, 2013


Parties, sororities and getting drunk.

Oh, yeah. And learning. 
This may be true for most college students, but not for Leah Bennett.  College life for her includes studying, working, and excelling in school.  When it comes to the social ladder, Leah is at the bottom.  Popular girls, hot guys and star athletes are of no importance to her, except for one.

Matthew Jacobs.
Matt is the starting wide receiver at SUNY Cortland, the most wanted guy on campus and Leah’s best friend.  Although Leah’s feelings toward Matt run deeper than just a friendship, it is something she would never let be heard because the odds of someone like Matthew Jacobs going for someone like Leah Bennett are slim to none. 

When Matt starts showing an interest in Leah that goes beyond friendship, she is dumbfounded and doesn’t believe it is possible – until one weekend that changes everything.
Will Matt and Leah’s popularity status get in the way of having a chance at a real relationship?

Or does status mean nothing when it comes to true love?
Maybe this is the information I’m lacking that Collin and Summer know and I don’t. I could tell by their faces yesterday that they know more about Matt’s and my story than I do, but girlfriend? He refers to me as his girlfriend? Not that I’m complaining. Hell, I’m ecstatic, but it would’ve been nice to fill me in on this.

This book was an overall quick and easy read, albeit a little too simple for me but still nonetheless a good read.  You meet Matt and Leah as they are attending orientation.  They meet and feel an instant connection but because the two are so different from one another they don't believe the other would like each other the way they do.  Basically he liked her, she like shim but because they are on different popularity levels they can't even imagine that they would each like each other.
The characters were pretty typical, jock boy with a sensitive side.  Artsy girl who is a little bit nerdy but touch and adorable.  The book was easy and flowed but it was just a little too perfect for my taste.  As if everything seemed to go just right with trivial interruptions in their relationship.  Life just isn't like that, even though we all wish it would be that easy I just know it isn't.
With the description of this book I definitely thought it had potential and was hoping for the best but all I really received was just good.  I found myself unable to relate to them too much and I didn't really feel for them, I wanted to I really did but it just wasn't there for me personally.  This book was a good Segway after reading something very intense and that in itself was enough a breather for me to enjoy it.  I do have to say though I really do miss college :-)  Oh the experiences we have, it's like high school but on a bigger playing field.
Check it out if you need something easy and breezy to relax your mind.  The little epilogues at the end were great too because sometimes books just end but you always wonder what happens afterwards.
About the Author:
Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded.
I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys.
Then there was this book… Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.  I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all.  But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.
 I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days.  Yes, three books in three days.
 I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!).
 Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head. 
I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it,  Planning on Forever was born.
The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.
I received this book from the author and ATOMR Tours, 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!!!