viernes, 28 de noviembre de 2014

Siri's Heart by Jessika Klide

**ARC provided by the author for an honest review!**
Ok. I'll try to be objective although some subjectiveness will be involved in the review process.

I gave this book 4 of 5 stars. In my rating process that means I liked it a lot but didn't get to the I-loooooove-it level.

Siri is an erotic dancer working in Vegas but has to go back to her hometown when her mother has a little accident. Moore is a golden god, the bastard son of Thor...and also a flyboy who happens to be in Siri's hometown too.
So basically Siri meets the man of her dreams and Moore gets the girl he's wanted for a while.

I loved the conection and the chemistry between them. The intense attraction is so well written that it's believable. I've read quite a bunch of love at first sight and most of them feel forced and faked, this is not the case. This added some good points on my rating.

Lets talk about Moore. What can I say about him? He's just so...so...so golden god that I fell for him pretty quick. He's this mysterious man, whom we don't get to know that well on this book but what we do get to see is just awesome. He's a teaser and knows how to use that holy body he has. The hot sex scenes will make you see fireworks.

Now Siri....here's the trick. The books's her POV. And she's all over the place. She has multiple personalities...herself, Seary and Surreal. She's so extroverted. She's sexy, and a good girl who finds the man she's been waiting all her life. I loved her most of the time. I liked -well, loved- her working as an erotic entertainer at the cock-tail party.
On the other hand, she.talks.so.much! It took me a while to get my head in this book because of her. In real life when people talk that much to me I just shut my ears off. I can't stand people that talkative. But I just couldn't do that with Siri, I couldn't just ignore reading her, that would mean skipping a lot of pages. But, this talkativeness also helped me get into the book. Weird, right? Something I don't like made me like the book. I mean, she said so many things on that cock-tail party that it was very easy to create an image of what I was reading.
So, yes, I have a love/hate relationship with Siri but Moore saved the day.

One of my favorites scenes: the cookie eating contest. That was hot at hell. And of course, THE party.

My final thought: I want to read book 2 just to get to know Moore more and discover his secrets.

miércoles, 26 de noviembre de 2014

Someone Like You by Amy Smolcic

** Got to beta read this book and this is an honest review **


I loved it! Loved the characters, Chloe and Jaeger and I also loved Jaeger's friend Ezra.
From Chloe I loved her personality. The way she talks, seems so secure of herself -most of the times- and even when she's struggling, she has this moment clarity that makes me like her. Jaeger is a babe. It's hard not to love him from the beginning.

I really loved the story being told by Chloe and Jaeger, I enjoy POV’s. 
It's difficult to review without giving spoilers out but I have to say that when they had to spend time apart, I loved the way they communicate. Those hand written letters made the separation be less difficult. And the things they said in them ...loved it!

I just loved this two. It's a nice plot.

sábado, 22 de noviembre de 2014

For The Bond (Beyond Blood, #3) by Nora Flite

“Their bond, their future, or me. Which will they choose?”  

Damn Nora! You did it again!

This is the final book of the Beyond Blood trilogy. I'm sad to say goodbye to Kite and Jacob :(

That was the perfect ending for this story. It was an amazing read. Like the second book I felt it way to short plus with this one I could not put it down. Like, seriously, I couldn't. I devoured it in one evening, and I'm not exagerating.

Nora handles the suspense really well. My nerves were all around the place, I may have suffered taquicardia at some point. I kept reading but I was feeling I wasn't reading fast enough. I wanted to know the end of this story so bad that I lost some nails in the process.

This trio is hot as hell. This two alpha males know how to please a woman and please themselves. That's what I call chemestry. When you read the sex scenes you'll understand what I mean.

I got what I asked for in my For the fight review: Kite and Jacob's story. The Blood Brothers thing is well explained in this book. I got to understand Kite and Jacob better. Reading about their childhood almost made me cry (I didn't because I've been crying the whole week with other books so I had no more liquid in my body that could be used for tears, otherwise I would have cried). I just wanted to pull them off the book and give Kite a big big big hug and tell  him everything was going to be OK. I wanted to do the same with Jacob.

I don't care they are dangerous alpha males, I love them. They will always have a piece of my heart. I'm really sad to say goodbye to this story.

** Got and ARC from the author and this is an honest review **


miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014

Taking It All (Surrender Trilogy #3) by Maya Banks




Maya, Maya, Maya...what have they done to you??

I almost didn't want to write this review because I won't say anything different from what I've said for the previous two books in this trilogy. I mean, I get some stuff had to be mentioned so this books could be taken as stand alone stories (it's a trilogy but each book has its own story, there are 6 main characters in the trilogy and each book has 2 of them as protagonist and the other 4 as support roles) but repeating the same thing in the same book over and over again it's too much for me.

When I read book #2 I felt hope for this trilogy. But then I started reading this book and that hope dissapeared. It has some salvageable pages but overall it was dissapointing - maybe more than book #1. With a rape involved -lets face it, it was rape and without a disclaimer/heads up-. First Chessy keeping everything to herself and making eveyone pity her then spilling everything out, Tate messing everything and I mean E V E R Y T H I N G and then a "let's just forget everything and live happily ever after" naah this was not good enough.

Going through Maya's goodreads page I see there's a big batch of books written by her. Maybe that's the problem. I've read some of her old books and I love them! But the recent ones I just can't get them to my heart. I try, hard, believe me, but they just don't do it for me. There's something missing. Maya is missing.
The Sweet serie and the McCabe trilogy are in my favorite adult/erotica books of all times. Breathless and Surrender Trilogies? I'm not a big fan, well, not fan at all. I think she has to rest some time and stop publishing so many books in so little time.

I think I'll stick to Maya's old books and won't be looking after reading upcoming books. Sorry.

Just in case you're wondering why I read the trilogy when I didn't even like the first one: well, once I start a book I have to finish it even when I hate it. And if that book is part of a series then I have to read it too. I know, I have problems (OCD or whatever you call it).

sábado, 15 de noviembre de 2014

Blyss (The Blyss Trilogy #1) by J.C. Cliff


** Got and ARC and this is an honest review **


First of all I have to say I finished this book last night and had to had a very serious talk with my pillow before doing this review.

Second, I love book covers. Sometimes I buy books just because of the cover, without reading the synopsis, blurb, critiques... Just for the cover. In this case, I wouldn't have bought it for the cover. There's way to much muscles there. BUT I read the blurb and liked it. And the author was kind enough to give me a free copy to read and review.

This book blew my mind. I had never read something likethis.  I liked it, enjoyed it... and felt kinda guilty because of it. This story is dark and different and intense and sexy and hot and just Whoa!

It's a great plot and so well written that I just got pulled in pretty quick and couldn't put the book down. At some point I was in the roller coaster of emotions sitting right next to Julianna. 

In this book we get to know Julianna, daughter of a very powerful man who gets abducted from her home and taken to a hi-tec facility where is kept drugged with, among others, Blyss which happens to be a new drug, an aphrodisiac for women, that basically turns them into sex slaves.
We also meet Nick, who's obssessed with Julianna. We'll know more about him in book 2.
And *drums* we also meet Travis, Nick's right hand and Julianna's "trainer" while in the facility. I don't know if he's bipolar...or I am. He has a mood swing swith on and off so many times it's hard to keep track and I liked him, hated him and now that I'm done with the book, I miss him. He's intense, hot as hell, a bad guy that I can't completely hate.

Since I hate to read spoilers I try not no give them. I try to make my reviews spoiler free which limits what I can say about the story.

But, do I recommend this book? Hell, yes!

And just like the author says this book is for mature audiences only, you have to keep your mind open, you have to be prepared to be shocked. I'm still trying to figure out if I'm shocked in a good way or a bad way. I'm still on the emotional roller coaster.

I can't wait for book 2. So this means I was shocked in a good way, right?

miércoles, 12 de noviembre de 2014

For the fight (Beyond Blood #2) by Nora Flite


** Got and ARC and this is an honest review **


I have a love-love-love/hate relationship with this book. Loved the story but I hated that it was TOO SHORT! (It felt like that) Out of the blue I was already on the last page...so, yeah, I can say I enjoyed it very very much :)

This book starts where we left in the previous one. And we get to know a little more about the two freakin' awesome built characters of Kite and Jacob. I wish I knew more of their childhood. This Blood Brothers thing is very important to them and I'm dying to know the whole story.
Marina is also an awesome built character and although she's this very strong, focus-on-revenge woman I love how these guys affect her.
They are kind of helping Marina find her guy and get revenge. But they also are trying to get her and as the blood brothers they are that means sharing her (yes, I got jealous at this point).

Like For the thrill, this is a very well written romantic suspense. The sexual tension is arggggggg amazing. 

I looooove this plot. Clap, clap, clap *hands down* Nora.

Will she get revenge? Will they keep her? Will they let her live?  Can't wait for book 3!!!



PS: I'm not really into teams but in this case I'll make an exception. I go for #teamKite... and sometimes I go for #teamJacob haha can't help it. But #teamKite won for me in this book. Let's see if book 3 reveals more of Jacob's story and I might change teams ;)

sábado, 8 de noviembre de 2014

For the thrill (Beyond Blood #1) by Nora Flite


OMG!!!!

I really don't know how many books this story will have but this is a very good -perfect- book number 1.

Obviously, being the first book, it explains the story, presents the characters and leaves you with almost more questions than answers at the end. The most important question being when will book #2 be released. 

The story goes around 3 people: Kite and Jacob, two young men, best friends, blood brothers...and recently retired hitmen; and Marina, an orphan, survivor of a very ugly tragedy that happened 16 years ago and who is looking for revenge (while doing this the crashes into Jacob and Kite's lives).

It's a very well written romantic suspense. Got my attention from the very beginning. 

Oh, almost forgot to mention: smoking HOT!

Can't wait for book 2.


** got and ARC and this is an honest review **

viernes, 7 de noviembre de 2014

Giving in (Surrender #2) by Maya Banks





I decided to Maya give one more chance so I read the second book of the trilogy right after I finished the first one and I'm glad I did.
There is some repetitiveness still, which annoyed me in the previous book, but this is more manageable, almost imperceptible.

This is where Kylie and Jensen get together. They both have their issues and had a so f*ucked childhood that they're practically soulmates, they complement each other, they are great for each other. I really like this couple.

I loved the change in Kylie, change that was only possible because of Jensen. I liked that I got to see that evolution in her...it was about time!

I feel for Jensen; he's this alpha-male with his own demons but puts himself in second place so he can take care of Kylie's demons. I loved that. Loved him for that.

I liked this book so much more than Letting go but still felt like something was missing. I don't really know what that is. The Sweet serie, the McCabe trilogy and the Breathless trilogy put the standard really high of what I expect from Maya and this trilogy is still nowhere near that mark, this book went near though.

I'll be reading the final book of this trilogy in a few days.

miércoles, 5 de noviembre de 2014

Letting go (Surrender #1) by Maya Banks






I really don't know how to feel about this book.

One day I was going through amazon.com and found this trilogy for free. That was before this first book was published. Since the trilogy was going to be free and I'd liked very much Maya's Sweet serie I decided to click it.

Books arrived at my kindle the day they were supposed to but some weeks passed before I could get into them.

So, finally, I started reading it on October 28th.
There are so many things that don't seem like they're from the Maya I've read before. It was shocking.

I felt the writing was soooooooo repetitive, like a vinyl with a scratch on it playing the same thing over and over again. Dash got to my nerves with the it's not a sacrifice if I do it for her thing. It was pretty annoying.

I kept reading it just because I'm not a quitter.

If I get past the writing and the repetitiveness and focus just on the characters, I have to say it was an ok story with ok characters. Dash happens to be a dominant but because he spends most of the time repeating it's not a sacrifice if it's for her, this is not really well and much appreciated during the book.

Joss was somewhat annoying too in the beginning but then I started to like her. I also kept reading because of her. And I have to accept that a tear or two escaped my eyes in some of her scenes. This character was the one who saved this story, for me.

So, yeah, I was somewhat disappointed with this book.

martes, 4 de noviembre de 2014

Beta read

Why did I not know about beta reading?
I just found out about it last month. I did my research and figured out what this was about. And I can't believe I didn't know!

“A beta reader (or betareader, or beta) is a person who reads a work of fiction with a critical eye, with the aim of improving grammar, spelling, characterization, and general style of a story prior to its release to the general public.”  (Source: http://www.fanfiction.net/betareaders)

 I just finished my very first beta read. I already sent my feedback.

I found the experience exciting, interesting and a little scary beacuse I wanted to do a good job, give a constructive opinion and I hope I didn't hurt the author's feelings =/ I wasn't harsh but having your baby criticized can't be easy.


***UPDATE***
Author just wrote back thanking for my feedback =)
Nice first experience!