Thursday, July 18, 2013

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Losing Hope (Hopeless, #2)Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Get your tissues out!!!! This is not a sequel to Hopeless. This is a parallel book. It is the accounts told by Holder, what he went through, and how he coped with everything. This is a great book. I found it a little hard to read because I knew what happened from reading Hopeless. BUT, YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK AS WELL!!! This book shows you how Holder handled everything. How he acted, and why he did the things he did. It shows a side that not many authors want to divulge into. Not only does Ms. Hoover get accounts of what happened after Holder meets Sky, but she gives us incite on what happened before, during and after. The parts that we didn't get to see in Hopeless. I love this book.

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Undertow by Leigh Talbert Moore

Undertow (Dragonfly, #2)Undertow by Leigh Talbert Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is more of a background on what happened between Bill, Meg, and Lexi. Anne is back and she is reading the journals that Bill gave her to read. As much as she wants to tell Julian the secret that she knows, she knows that she needs to read these journals to see why Lexi doesn't want to say anything. This book is great! It has love, hate, drunken nights in Mexico, boats, and buildings. But most importantly it has love. The journals that she reads are full of love and devotion.

I am glad that I read this book. Now I know some more information. I didn't like that it was such a short read. It left me wanting more NOW!!! I will have to wait till the third book comes out!! Leigh did an amazing job at making it seem like Anne was reading word for word what was going on, like she was right there with them. You need to get this book!!!

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By Referral Only by Lyla Payne

By Referral Only (Whitman University, #2)By Referral Only by Lyla Payne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lyla really knows how to capture the essence of College, and what the life is like when the student has so many things going one at the same time. Ruby is your typical college student, She takes her classes seriously. She is a theatre student, and performing on the stage is what she loves to do best. Cole Stuart is from Scotland. He has been known to let the ladies down after a few dates. Ruby and Cole are in a class together, and the moment that he starts talking she melts. But there is something about him that Ruby can believe. The star swimmer for Whitmore has a secret, but what is it? Ruby starts to feel something for him, but knows that she shouldn't be feeling what she is feeling.

Lyla writes beautifully, her books show that. She loves her characters, and she writes like she is writing down everything that they are doing right then and there. You need to get this book!!

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Spark by Brooke Cumberland

Spark (Spark, #1)Spark by Brooke Cumberland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For once an author that makes the characters fight for each others love! Spark is a very steamy romance, one that plays with the push/pull of a relationship. You have your wants, your desires, your dreams, but what this book doesn't have is a crappy plot! Spark is about a fire fighter (a very hot fire fighter pun intended) that saves Velaney from her apartment building when it was on fire. Eric, is the fire fighter that saves her. He is all kinds of hunky,and come one, who doesn't want to be saved by a fire fighter. Eric is a life saver in more ways than one. Velaney has a past that no one would wish on anyone. The struggles that these two go through just to be able to be with one another is hard. Velaney is torn with the man she loves, and a past that doesn't seem to go away. Eric wants to love Velaney, he wants to help her see that she can do anything, and nothing bad is going to happen.

All of the chemistry that these two have is strong, it is almost too strong to put on to paper, so make sure you have some water next to you (or wine) to douse those flames! Brooke has put, yet again, her heart and soul into this baby. You can tell that she has passion when she is writing this book! It would be a mistake NOT to pick this book up.

~~~I received a copy of Spark to Beta read in exchange for an honest review~~~

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Starry Montana Sky by Debra Holland

Starry Montana Sky (Montana Sky, 2)Starry Montana Sky by Debra Holland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love reading Debra Holland! It is a breath of fresh air to read a series, or a book, that doesn't have the problems and the situations that we hear about or we have in this day and age. Not to mention, the romance, and the love that Debra puts into her writing.

Starry Montana Sky is set in the Old West, where women are considered fragile, and can't do anything that a man can, let alone run a ranch with Falabella horses. When Samantha moves from Argentina to Sweetwater Springs, MT she is met with people that don't take to her and her son well. Few people think of her as a woman that can handle things on her own. Wyatt Thompson is one such person. He has always wanted the ranch that his ranch sets next to, there was only one problem, Samantha has inherited the ranch from her Uncle and she is not willing to sell!

This book has problems such as bullying, and overcoming adversity. The towns folk take kindly to a couple of twins that have problems with authority, not to mention Samantha's son Daniel, who is half Mexican and half American. You will love this book!

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