Review: Shy Kinda Love - Deanna Eshler - February 2015
Nicole's life has not been all cheery and rosy since she was eleven years old, when she was eleven she first discovered what it was like to lose someone she loves when her best friend died in a car crash. The next person she lost was her mother when she was twelve years old and from there on her life led into a downward spiral as her dad got wrapped up in some bad decisions which involved human trafficking and in order for her Dad to pay off his debts to the bad guys, he started pimping out his daughter . This went on till one day when she was eighteen, she snapped and ended up killing her attacker and wounding another. This was the day that her best friend Ryder who was the older brother of her friend that died in the car crash saved her. Nicole then went into the Witness Protection Programme and changed her name to Shyanne aka Shy. For the next four years she will live a quiet life - just Ryder and her horses but on her 21st birthday, that will all change and her life will set down a new course when Ryder takes her out to celebrate. It is that night where she first meets Keegan and Gemma who later she moves in with , that night she also spots the cute guy known as "Patron" aka Kade Cross who later becomes her next door neighbour. Shy -- since being in the Witness Protection Programme has always put walls up, but what will happen when Kade wants to be the one to knock them down ? Can Shy afford to get close to Kade not knowing what her future may hold especially when his dream is to be in the FBI and his career choices mean he has to keep on the straight and narrow ?
This was an emotional read in parts and definitely not a book for someone wanting a sweet contemporary romance as it's anything but. This is the type of book that will show readers that someone out there when things get tough remember that , there is always someone worse off than you and if they can be strong and survive - then you certainly can.
Jordan Hays knows just how precious life is; that’s why he has his own mapped out. He’ll work to pay his way through university while he studies hard, regardless of the constant distractions. Because when it comes to becoming a nurse, he’s deadly serious. He won’t fail to save someone again.
But Hex Penton is way too similar to the sister he lost, and even though the only thing more fun than stupid dares is the crazy girl who sets them, Jordan needs to make a choice. Hex believes every moment is important; every opportunity must be taken, because you never know when the world will be yanked out from underneath you. With the foundations he’s based his life on shaken, Jordan must discover what’s more important: making sure Hex’s life isn’t wasted, or remembering how to live his.
Olivia Dean has the perfect reputation, the perfect boyfriend, and an increasingly perfect CV. She has it all, until Christian breaks up with her in public, calling her out as a self-gratifying sexoholic: the kind that plays solo. But Olivia doesn’t masturbate all night — the only thing she does is sleep … right? Now all the boys on campus seem to want her attention for the absolutely wrong reason — including resident hottie, Logan Hays. He’s pulling out his best moves to gain her attention, so resisting his sexy charm is hard work. With rapidly slipping grades, a disturbingly lurid reputation and demanding parents, Olivia must discover the truth behind her rumoured sleeping problem. If she doesn’t, the perfect life she’s worked so hard for may slip away, including the one person who has Olivia breaking all her rules — Logan.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE ASLEEP?
About the Author
Stacey Nash writes adventure filled stories for Young Adults in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. She loves to read and write books that have a lot of adventure, a good dose of danger, a smattering of romance, and KISSING! Hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the beauty and culture of the local area.
This is a prequel to the Dark Romance Standalone STALKER. Some secrets are meant to stay hidden …
Secrets could kill you. My husband is the prime example. I’m a trophy wife. Someone’s prized possession, just there to be pretty. My dreams were pushed aside for his. Until one fateful night, one chance encounter, all his dirty secrets were exposed. And then my supposed husband is killed. I should be sad, but all I feel is anger. My husband is a lying, cheating bastard. And if that isn’t bad enough, I’m now the prime suspect for his murder. Only his brother believes I'm innocent, and in his support, I find relief. However, I will find the real killer and bring him to justice ... before he tries to end my life too. WARNING: This book contains strong language, explicit situations, and disturbing content.
Clarissa Wild is the USA Today Bestselling author of FIERCE, a college romance series, but she's best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, the Doing It Series and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.
Review: Born at Midnight - Book #1 Shadow Falls - C.C Hunter - March 2011
One night can change everything , after the day from hell when her parents announced they were getting a divorce and her dad leaving without her and not to mention her boyfriend Trey had dumped her for someone who would "put out". Kylie decided it was time to let off some steam and what better place than a party that her best friend Sara had convinced her to attend. Little did she know though was that this party was going to get busted by the cops and Kylie would find herself hauled to the police station. Apparently this incident causes Kylie's parents to freak out and they send her off to a Summer Camp called Shadow Falls. When Kylie arrives though , she is in for a sure surprise as this camp isn't for the normal kind but for supernaturals and teens with special gifts. All Kylie knows is that she isn't like them , but what happens when she discovers inklings and memories from her past and things just don't add up to what she knows or has been told ? What aren't they telling Kylie though when the big guys in suits seem interested in her ? Also in Born at Midnight , Kylie gets a blast from her past when she comes face to face with her childhood friend Lucas Parker and turns out he is in fact a werewolf. If you are a fan of the paranormal/supernatural world and love those boarding school/camp stories, then Shadow Falls by C.C Hunter is the series for you and as I continue with this series - I am eager to learn more about Kylie and her gifts.
Review: All Fall Down - Book #1 Embassy Row Series - Ally Carter - February 2015
One of my favourite themes to read about in books is Spy Stories , especially where the main characters are teen girls and one author that does this amazingly is Ally Carter. She is the author of the Spy School series "Gallagher Girls" and the Criminal family series "Heist Society". So when she had realised a new series called Embassy Row which featured Politics and Diplomatic Immunity, I got excited and then I read some disappointing reviews on the book and after that I was a bit reluctant to read the book. However, I think this helped me with my enjoyment levels as I found myself liking it and in a way a couple of the characters like Megan and Grace in her own way reminded me of the Gallagher Girls. We learn that Grace's Grandad is a US Ambassador in the land of Adria and that she has gone to live with him after the death of her mother. After her mother died , Grace went a little crazy and was convinced her mother was murdered by the scarred man. What happens though when Grace sees the man in Adria and confronts him ? Is Grace really in danger or is it all in her head ?
Find out in Ally Carter's newest series "All Fall Down" - Book #1 in Embassy Row series.
I thought that he was a part of a distant past. I thought I didn’t feel anything for him now, but I was not so sure anymore. Having him back in my life, for however long it was, was making me see things differently. So many things had changed in the last six years and somehow I’d lost myself and forgotten all about my dreams.
My home life was still a mess, my personal life was nothing to boast about and when I see how successful he is, how everything he’d always wanted came true, I couldn't help but feel lacking in a lot of ways. But he’s back and he needed me. I knew I was the only one who understood that part of his life, the only one he’s willing to share it with. My heart is still beating too hard and too fast for him and this time around, I was as much an adult as he was.
Having a six year age gap didn't mean shit.
Being back in Riverdale was harder than I thought. I’d turned my back on that life, but there had always been that one girl in my head. Little B. Now she’s nothing like the twelve year old girl I’d last seen. She’s a young woman, gorgeous and sexy. I couldn't stay away. There’s something drawing me to her and it goes beyond my need to reconnect with her, to have her back in my life and fill the hollow part of my chest. But I couldn't forget the little girl she had been; I shouldn’t forget the little girl she used to be.
Growing up with a junkie mother and nobody else, my neighbor, Brooklyn, had been my only happy place. I had taken care of her, and when I had left, I had to leave behind a huge part of me. I couldn't do it again. I needed her. Once again, she’s the only person I want in my life, but I wasn’t sure if it was for all the right reasons.
Were there too many obstacles in the way?
About the author:
Stephanie Witter is a French dreamer. She started learning English at three, and fell in love with the language. Always with a book, or two close by, she started reading in English when she couldn’t wait any longer for Harry Potter to be translated in French. After a while, reading wasn’t enough. She started writing Young Adult and New Adult Contemporary novels and PATCH UP is her first New Adult Contemporary novel.
Iris Alden and Carter Blackwood couldn't be more different. Change-averse Iris likes her life neat and organized, while Carter's itchy feet mean he doesn’t plan to stay in the same place for long.
When Carter moves into the house across the street from Iris, to renovate it, she fights the disruption it causes in her life. Before long, though, it's not simply the house Carter's rebuilding, but Iris's heart, too.
(Iris Alden POV)
“What are you doing here?”
It’s Carter freaking Blackwood. Of
He smiles that ridiculously bright,
white smile of his and lets out a soft snicker. “I’m fixing a floor for a friend,
what are you doing here?”
It’s completely obvious what I’m
doing here, seeing as I’m carrying two huge trays of sugar cookies in my arms.
“A friend? You just moved in. How
do you have friends already?” I say it a bit harsher than I probably should but
honestly, how does he have friends already? James and I were here a good
six months before people started really talking to me. It was a year
before I could call any of them friends. The edges of Carter’s mouth turn down
and his head dips to one side as his shoulders hunch then settle.
“People like me, I guess.”
The smug look on his face is enough
to make me want to slap it. Or kiss it.
Wait. Not kiss it. I didn’t mean
kiss it. Why am I staring at his lips?
“People who don’t want to kill me
that is. Are you okay?”
I blink, and search my brain, but
I’m still not quite sure what to say to him, so I extend my arms. “I brought
cookies.” As soon as I say the words, I hear them. I sound ridiculous and
Carter’s bright eyes crinkle with amusement.
He closes his lids and he breathes
the baked goods in. Then hums. The sound of his voice sends a vibration through
me and I shiver. I am eternally grateful that he doesn’t see it happen.
His eyes open slowly. When they
reach mine, I’m glued to his stare like a deer in the headlights.
“Those cookies smell really fucking
The bedroom eyes catch me off guard
and my mouth falls open so I snap it shut. I’m a buffoon with no ability to
“Can I have one?” He reaches out
and I balance the platter with one hand, then slap his fingers with the other
while I find words. A word that is.
“Ow.” He pulls his hand away, like
a child getting reprimanded, only when we make eye contact again, he doesn’t
seem child like to me. I wouldn’t say he’s angry. He doesn’t exactly laugh, either. And his eyes gleam
as he stares at me. I hate his eyes almost as much as I hate his teeth. Maybe
more. Dammit, I’m staring, again.
“They’re for Ally’s class,” I tell
him. “Fundraiser, I mean bake sale.” I fumble my words. He’s so frustrating.
About the Author A
movie fanatic, a writer of stories, a lover of life.
Jo grew up in Maryland with
four siblings, three parents and an endless number of cousins within the
vicinity – but it was too cold up North for this thin blooded girl. So today,
she lives in Florida with her two girls and a husband that shares her same
sense of humor and basic take on life as we know it.
is too short to put dreams on the back burner.
Jo tells contemporary stories
with romance, humor, the supernatural, the paranormal, suspense, mystery,
action and anything else she can think up.