Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I♥books...#22


Searching for Someday (Searching For #1)

Searching for Someday (Searching For, #1)


Rating: 4 stars
Read: April 2014
Format Read: kindle edition (ARC)


** 4 "in the search for love" kind of stars**


" The possibility of love is worth everything,Mr Montgomery. 
Pain, heartbreak,grief. 
It is the only thing worthwhile to fight for in this life.
 And though there are never any promises,
if one is true and brave enough to give,there will never be regret." 

Kate do believe in love, in fact she knows for certain when a couple is meant to be or not. She has the ability/curse that when she touch someone,she can feel an "electrical shock", the connection between the 2 people. And that sure comes in handy, since she have, alongside with her friends, a matchmaking company.

Still, when she is successful joining people, she can't find the one for her. She lost count how many of her own dates she set up with other people, because she felt their connection. And Yes, that sucks big time!

And here enters Slade, a successful divorce lawyer that discovers that his sensitive younger sister signed in to get matched up by Kate, and he is convinced that it's all a scam.

Between being threatened of a law sue and accusations that she is conning people, they come to an agreement, Kate need to find him a There are sparks between this 2, but still...

"Yeah, a matchmaker and a divorce lawyer. That's got success written all over it." 

They end up sharing with each other their fears and hope, and finding out that maybe they have found what they didn't know they were searching for.



I'm not looking for forever. But I am looking for someday. I think I deserve that." 


If you're looking for a romantic and hot read, this one is for you! Now I'm looking forward to read the 2nd book in the series.



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Love, In English

Love, In English

Rating: 5 ++ stars
Read: April 07 to 13, 2014
Format Read: Paperback (ARC)




5++ "unforgettable and shinny" estrellas 


Love, our love, had been a shooting star, burning in the darkness, unseen,
until it got too close, too bright and too quick to capture.
 


To the wild and adventurous Vera, the plan to spend a month in Spain teaching conversational english is clearly the adventure of a lifetime. It sounded easy and fun but she never expected was to fall in love and give her heart to someone. To someone unavailable, off limits.

This is Vera and Mateo story. And it's one hell of a story.


From the first moment they met, it's undeniable the fascination they have for each other... the way they started talking and sharing their thoughts was just beautiful. We could see their relationship growing,in every single day... the confidence in each other, the attraction.
They were together in a secluded resort, with almost no contact from the outside, being with the same people 24/7, it was inevitable how close people get to each other.

**Vera** 

I'd told myself that our love never had been free,
 but that was a lie.
 I had loved him freely, beyond restraint or constriction
 

Vera is just such a strong heroine but at the same time, like most of Karina's heroine's is so vulnerable. 
She doesn't see herself worthy of love, she doesn't get why someone would love her, exactly how she is.
And when she meets Mateo, she tries so hard to deny her instincts, to deny her love, because more than anyone else, she doesn't want to be the villain.

And reading in her POV so many times it was painful...to feel her love and her heartbreak, and the way she wanted to relive her memories.



How could she let go of the best thing that ever happened to her?


**Mateo** 


"You and I, we were always a memory in the making"

Damn, he is one smooth and too good to be true hero. Oh yes, I fell over heels with him!

Pst Pst...Te quiero Mateo!

Anyway,I loved how he still was so characteristically latin but at the same time also vulnerable and not afraid to show his emotions. Just intense and romantic, and oh so hot!
I get how so many people could think that Mateo was having an early mid life crisis but for me he just tried to grab his chance at happiness. He clearly saw how was his life and the life he wanted to be, it's never late to take a leap of faith

****
Still their story was far from perfect. I usually can't stand when there is cheating in a story but this was one of those cases that made me see past it. Yes, the story is that good!
I felt their connection from the very beginning, and every stolen moment, every conversation was a discovery in itself.
That doesn't mean that I wasn't angry/upset with many of their actions but in the same way they become even more real, if that makes sense. People screw up, make mistakes, even when they have the best intentions. Is how people own up to their own mistakes that make the difference.


**Overall** 

By now you see that I LOVED this book...i love books that makes me feel every single thing and that make me care for this characters like they were flesh and bone.
It's such a raw, excruciatingly real love story, that will grab you from page one.
I don't think it's possible to not relate to them and look beyond the circumstances, to look beyond the "forbidden".
We all deserve a shot at happiness, don't we?
What best than shot for the stars? 
I think we all wish to obtain that, to have a love so bright that creates it's own universe.



When you get the chance go get a copy, you won't regret it!
Definitely a must read and an immediately favorite!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Book Blitz + Giveaway || Love,Lex by Avery Aster



LOVE, LEX (The Undergrad Years #1)
by AVERY ASTER

Contemporary New Adult Romance/Coming Of Age
218 Pages


This summer, I’d planned to celebrate my eighteenth birthday in Europe with my fellow Manhattanites—Taddy Brill, Blake Morgan, and Vive Farnworth—until I caught my boyfriend screwing my mother. According to the police report, this vomit-inducing incident happened around the same time I’d supposedly blown-up my mother’s penthouse. Like I’m walking around Soho with a stick of dynamite in my Louis Vuitton purse—not! Now, my besties and I are in jail.


Officer Ford Gotti, the Harley-wheelin’ biker cop who arrested us, keeps sticking his perfectly-sculpted nose into my case. His inked body is jacked like a superhero, and he says I can trust him. He wants me to fess up. I won’t. Not again. Why should I? My friends and I had a previous stint in juvie that nearly destroyed us. I gotta protect them and keep my mouth shut. Right?



—Lex Easton, women’s studies major, motorcycle enthusiast, and virgin.



The Undergrad Years is a New Adult contemporary miniseries about first loves, independence, and everlasting friendships. Interact with Avery while reading Love, Lex on Instagram and Twitter @AveryAster using the hashtags #UndergradYears #NewAdult. Swag and reader contests can be found on Avery’s blog at:AveryAster.com


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*set up: Lex recaps the most unfortunate things that have happened to her over the years.  
Top Ten Fears & Worst Moments
of My So-Called Life
by Lex Easton
1.           Puberty advice to pad my bra, or not wear one at all. I was nine then.
2.           A locked refrigerator. No parent should starve their child. Birdie had called it food monitoring.
3.           Paparazzi which has tormented and snapped photos of me (usually when I was at my worst) my entire life. Such as…when I’d eaten a chocolate and vanilla twist cone, dipped in a raspberry hard shell and dusted with rainbow sprinkles. Purchased from a Mister Softee truck, parked on Madison Avenue—while standing outside in one hundred degree weather with one hundred percent humidity, in a horizontal-striped-sheer-stretchy poly-blend sun dress—which had ridden itself almost entirely up my bum. How I knew it had ridden up my bum? See number 5.
4.           A Vicodin, given to me by Dad to stop my hysteria, instead of a band-aid or a hug, after I’d fallen and scratched my knee on Madison Avenue while running from the Paparazzi. I was like eleven.
5.           The photos of my backside, at the ice cream truck, appearing on the cover of The Manhattanite Times the very next day. The headline had read, “Alexandra the Great Swallows for Mr. Softee.”
6.           A mother who has and forever will have a hotter body, prettier face, and better hair than I do. Even when I’m seventy years old and she’s like dead.
7.           A father who was never around. Years have passed without him walking through our front door. I’m not sure he even knows Birdie sold the Central Park West mansion and moved to Soho last year. I should probably give him the new address.
8.           The fear I’ll never meet or exceed my parent’s financial or professional success, regardless of what industry I work in. According to the economics class Vive and I took our senior year, I have less than a five percent chance to make it as an adult without riding my folk’s coattails to maintain this lifestyle. Poor Vive, her family is the second richest in North America. She has less than half a percent.
9.           Infamy! I’ll forever be associated with the Easton’s.
10.       Birdie and her full-on, balls-to-the wall sex with my high school sweet-heart. I had loved Kelle Sterling Dolley. Or at least, I thought I had.




Are you excited to read this one?
 The blurp and teaser sure made me interested too!



I'm a thirty-something New Yorker who lives on the Upper East Side. I write THE MANHATTANITES, a contemporary romantic soap opera of full length, stand alone novels, and it's juicy prequel, companion series THE UNDERGRAD YEARS.


My novels that are out now include UNDRESSED, UNSCRUPULOUS, LOVE LEX, and YOURS TRULY TADDY. In 2014 I'll be releasing XO BLAKE, UNSAID, and UNIQUE.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lily's Mistake (It's Always Been You #1)

Lily's Mistake (It's Always Been You, #1)

Rating: 1 star (DNF)
Read: April 15th 2014
Format Read: Kindle Edition

DNF at 43% 

I pick this one a bit randomly last night...I had it in my kindle for months so I thought it was time to give it a try!
Interesting prologue, where I get it would be a childhood friends to lovers/2nd chance romance kind of story, and I do love those.
But well, after the prologue it just went downhill pretty fast, I don't know how I even got to 43%, I really don't.

I was constantly doing this...


I couldn't stand either of the characters, especially Drake! Damn, was he suppose to be appealing? I read my share of jerk heroes and I admit that many times I loved them(don't judge,aha), but Drake just rubbed me the wrong way(no sexual innuendo intended). Am I suppose to believe that he loved her and that after all those years still did? I never felt he even respected her! He did called her slut when she made a move on him, seriously? SLUT?
Then he decided he would be the one to take her virginity because she decided to "give" it to someone else...And no can do, because according to Drake she was his! "MINE"!
Then in the reunion, between dumping his fiance in one sentence (the whole scene was so forced, for crying out loud)and cornering Lily around, saying she was his, and asking how many men she had, he constantly reminded her that he was the one that took her virginity...


So overall...


Saturday, April 12, 2014