Saturday, 16 December 2017

Catching Cassidy (Harborside Nights #1)

Catching Cassidy


I am a huge fan of Melissa Fosters books and characters, but his book disappointed me a bit as it did not live up to Melissa's addicting novels which I am used to. Melissa's writing was brilliant as always and I enjoyed the dual point of view writing style. I loved Wyatt's character because he was an an alpha male protecting his best friend and sister at all times. Cassidy's character was annoying because she always let everyone walk over her especially her ex boyfriend and her parents and it took her very long to understand what doe she want from life. When I read Melissa Foster's books I know I am getting to get scorching hot chemistry between the main characters, but in this book the chemistry was good but was not up to Melissa's standards. I also felt that the book should have been more focused on Wyatt story rather than Cassidy's problems because the grief that Wyatt had to get over with the sudden death of his parents was much more than Cassidy and her cheating boyfriend and selfish parents. The secondary characters of Delilah and all of their friends was well conceived and set up the platform for the rest of the series. Overall this was a good book, but as a fan of Melissa Foster it did not meet my expectations as I am used to much better work from her.

Rating: 3/5


Plot

Wyatt Armstrong and his twin sister is left shocked after the sudden death of their parents on graduation. Unable to stay in their family home, Wyatt heads to their summer home in Harborside, with his best friend Cassidy in tow to try and figure out what is the next step.

Cassidy Lowell has been best friends with Wyatt since they were kids and he has always been there to support her, but after Cassidy's recent break up her feelings and attraction for Wyatt has come to the forefront.

Wyatt and Cassidy are unable to deny their chemistry, but Cassidy is aware of Wyatt's playboy past and she has a job in New York to begin in the fall. For the first time in his life Wyatt is forced to think of the future if he does not want to lose the only woman he has loved.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Never Kiss a Stranger (Never #1)

Never Kiss a Stranger



I generally never read books about step siblings, but I had decided to take a chance and try it out and this books really disappointed me with it's poor plot and annoying characters. It was my first time reading a book by Winter Shaw and I found her writing average and it definitely was not able to completely hold my attention. Wilder's character was an alpha male only in the bedroom because he just let people walk all over him and it annoyed me that he could not keep to his side of the bargain of not falling in love. Then there was Addison's character who was a selfish control freak who let her shady mother dictate her love life and I hated how she kept on telling Wilder that this has to be last time for like three times and for someone who likes rules and control she gave in very easily. The chemistry between Addison and Wilder was average and the intimate scenes were rushed and barely there. The family angel annoyed me as well because Addison's sister was more interested in her career than her sisters happiness. Overall this was a disappointing short novel which had very irritating characters.

Rating: 2/5


Plot

Addison Andrews is a workaholic real estate broker who has no time for relationships, so she decides to pick a man from a dating app for a night of pleasure. The guy she chooses is Wilder and his profile is blank, but he looks hot and perfect for a one night stand.

Wilder and Addison agree that it will be one night with no last names, but when they find pleasure together there is no denying that the fit together perfectly.

There is one problem, that Wilder is now her new stepbrother and if anyone found out about them it would ruin her reputation and family. Wilder does not care about the consequences because he wants Addison and will do  anything to have her.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Kiss the Sky (Calloway Sisters #1)

Kiss the Sky



I was absolutely addicted to this book because it was so unique and intriguing and I was unable to put the book down because it was refreshing to read a different type of love story. It was my first time reading a book by Krista and Becca Ritchie and I really enjoyed their dual point of view writing style as well as the ease at which they discussed such important issues. I loved Connor's character because he was an alpha male who protected his girlfriend and her family, he was also intelligent and not impulsive as well as he was able to calm a room down with his presence. Rose's character was childish and impulsive at times which made her annoying especially when she never wanted to ask for help when it was needed. The secondary characters of Lily, Loren, Ryke and Daisy were well written as well as out of the box and I really enjoyed seeing their personalities come out during the reality show. The chemistry between Connor and Rose was explosive and I loved how they built up their relationship by being friends first and I adored the fact that they always challenged each other intellectually. Overall this was a brilliant book,  filled with  a unique story, loads of drama, scorching hot chemistry and relatable  characters. 

Rating: 4.5/5


Plot

Rose Calloway is a Princeton graduate, an entrepreneur fashion designer and the daughter of a Fortune 500 mogul and she loves to be in control of everything around her, but that is very difficult when her sister is a sex addict. 

Rose, as a last resort, agrees for her life to be filmed for a reality show in order to save her struggling fashion line as well as her fathers company. She is forced to make nice with the Hollywood producer who is bent on making their lives a living hell.

Connor Cobalt is a twenty four year old who is confident, intelligent and who lives with his equally ambitious girlfriend Rose Calloway. Connor has to find a way to protect Rose from the producer without ruining the reality show, or else the producer will get what Connor has always wanted - rose's virginity.


Thursday, 7 December 2017

Marry Me Again

Marry Me Again



I had many expectations from this book based on the synopsis that I had read and I was really disappointed because the story did not flow well and at parts the book got really annoying. Ryan's character I felt was very childish especially with the wanting to get married so quickly and expecting Kara to fall back into his arms straight away. Also for a person who is meant to be a genius he never really thought through his actions and its consequences. Kara's character was just annoying because she had no back bone and just went running back to the man who broke her heart as well as she was going into a marriage where she knew something was very wrong and just for the sake that she did not want to be alone. I also did not like Matt's or Kara's mothers character because they just believed the worst of Ryan even though they knew him for so long. The only good thing about this book was the steaming hot chemistry between Ryan and Kara and this was the sole reason I completed the book. Overall this was a predictable second chance which lacked a good story and characters.

Rating:2/5


Plot

Kara has always been in love with her brothers gorgeous best friend, but when he disappears just after proposing to her she is left completely heartbroken. It has taken Kara 5 years to get over Ryan and move on with her life.When she finally feels like she is going to be happy again, Ryan shows up again but now he is richer and more handsome and he wants Kara back in his life again.

Ryan had left the only women he had ever loved due to one horrible incident during a stormy night. No matter how successful he became he knows that Kara is the only one for him. He is now back in their home town to make her his again, but the catch is that she cannot find out what happen the night he left her.

Friday, 1 December 2017

The Kidnapped Christmas Bride (Taming of the Sheenans #3)

The Kidnapped Christmas Bride



I have read quite most of the books in the series and I had really enjoyed them so when I had found this book on Amazon I was very happy to read it and I must say that this book did not disappoint at all. It had the family theme that has been carried throughout the series as well as the sweet romance of reunited lovers. Jane's writing was flawless and she manages to make me fall in love with her well written characters. Trey's character was your typical protective male who loves his girl and his son beyond measure and I really enjoyed that his whole back story was given and that he was willing to become a better man. McKenna's character was a strong, independent single mom who was dealt more than her share of troubles and pain, but the fact that she was not going to let anyone separate a father and son is what I loved most. The chemistry between the two characters was good and I enjoyed seeing them as a family during the magical time of Christmas. I would have liked a bit more drama in the book as well as to see her brothers and jilted grooms reaction to her being kidnapped. Overall this was a sweet and magical romance about a family reuniting during Christmas.

Rating: 3.5/5


Plot

Trey Sheenan has the the reputation of being Marietta's resident bad boy, until one day when things go horribly wrong and he loses his freedom, fiance and baby boy.

McKenna Douglas has loved Try since they were teenagers, but when Trey is sent away for five years McKenna realizes she has had enough and sets out to do what is right for her son and herself which means moving on from Trey.

When Trey is released early, he returns to Marietta to  become the best father and husband but then he finds out that McKenna is getting married to another man in a candlelight Christmas wedding.

Trey ends up risking everything again just to have one perfect Christmas with his family.

Monday, 27 November 2017

The Fairy Tale Bride (Montana Born Brides #1)

The Fairy Tale Bride



I always love reading books based in the magical town of Marietta, but somehow this book disappointed me a little because it was too short. This was my first time reading a book by Scarlet Wilson and I enjoyed her writing style as it was simple and showed both perspectives. Lisa's character was one of a strong and independent woman who has overcome much pain in her life, but I did not get to know her well enough to fall in love with her character. Adam's character was a typical romance hero who was wary of women because he had been burnt in the past, but I felt we knew even less about Adam than we did about Lisa and that made him hard to relate to. The chemistry between Adam and Lisa was good, but nothing special because the author left out the intimate scenes between the two. The story definitely lacked depth as there was much potential that was left untapped as the ending was rushed and it felt like the main characters fell in love and decided to get married way to quickly. Overall this was a sweet and short romance that lacked depth and character development.

Rating: 2.5/5


Plot

Lisa Renee is the owner of Marietta's bridal salon and when a celebrity wedding rolls into town, Lisa is determined to do her best by hosting the fairy tale wedding for her client. The celebrity's badly behaved bridesmaids end up breaking Lisa's poise, excitements and hopes of putting her boutique on the map. The only place she seems to find peace is the pediatric ward in the local hospital where she volunteers, but a meeting with the new and handsome doctor changes all of that.

Dr Adam Brady is enjoying his new job in his new home town of Marietta, but he has not been able to focus since he met the gorgeous Lisa. As Lisa and Adam spend more time together, sparks begin to fly and he realizes he might not be the only one hiding something.


Sunday, 26 November 2017

A Thousand Letters

A Thousand Letters




This was my first time reading a book by Staci Hart I found that I really enjoyed it because after very long a book touched my emotions and made me cry as it was a beautiful book about second chance at love.  Staci's writing was flawless and brought to life heart wrenching emotions which did not allow me to put the book down once I had started reading it, which meant me pulling an all nighter just to finish the book so that I could control my emotions. Wades;s character was stubborn and egoistic and I did not enjoy him much because he only though about himself and his own grief and not about his sisters or even Elliot. Then there was Elliot's character who never stood up for herself and allowed her family and Wade to treat her like a doormat, I just wished that she would have fought for what was most dear to her. The chemistry between Wade and Elliot was okay, but their emotions made up for the lack of sizzling chemistry. I loved the dual point of view style of writing because it enabled the reader to get into the  mind and heart of both the characters and understand the reasons behind their actions, however I did wish that they had communicated more openly as it would have saved both of them a lot of heartache. Overall this was a well written and conceived book that will take you on an emotional roller coaster and will force you to look at life from a different perspective.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Elliot has spent the last seven years regretting the decision to let the love of her life go, after a thousand letters went unanswered she felt broken and lost.

Now so many years later he is back, but Elliot is unable to recognize the man he has become, but she is still able to see a glimmer of the boy she walked away from when she was young.

Maybe if he had come back home under different circumstances, he would be able to speak to me without anger in his voice or rejection in his eyes.

One regretted decision sent him away from Elliot and an painful journey brought him back. If only they could find their way back to each other.