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Simple Perfection  - Abbi Glines


1.5 rounded off to 2 disappointing stars!!

Where do I even start with this review?

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I think I may have to apologize in advance to anyone who might find this review/rant offensive. Nothing against Abbi Glines really. I have loved some of her books in the past and I think she pretty much got herself a sweet slice of the NA pie genre. But that said, this book was such a disappointment for me.

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Simple Perfection starts off where Twisted Perfection left off with Woods dealing with the death of his father and its aftermath. Della, while far from totally being healed from her night terrors, is coping with Woods by her side. Woods is now the sole owner of the Kerrington Club, one that his grandfather had always meant to be for him. With that comes the added responsibility of dealing with his mother and of course, Angelina.

 

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Simple Perfection  - Abbi Glines

 

Oh please, you heard something, so instead of talking you take off...WITH ANOTHER GUY???

Carter Reed - Tijan

"You did all of that for me?"
"I would declare war for you."

 

I have enjoyed Tijan's stories in the past and this one was no exception.

Just reading from the first chapter alone, I know it's going to be good. The blurb pretty much revealed that. I know going in what was going to happen but boy, the way it was written was just fantastic. Every emotion that Emma was feeling was so tangible. It felt like I was there myself watching all those horrible things as they unfold.

 

Emma came home early only to find her best friend being raped by her douche-bag boyfriend. Emma did what she had to do and killed the bastard in order to save her friend. The only problem was her best friend's boyfriend was the son of a powerful mob boss. So now, Emma, along with her friend was forced to hide knowing that there will surely be retribution for what she has done.

“You don’t trust anyone, no one except Carter. Go to Carter. He’ll take care of everything. He’ll take care of you, Ems. I promise.” – AJ
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Brother's Keeper - Elizabeth Finn
""I think that girl might have been crazy, Dr. Cory. Is she from the mental ward?

We don't have a mental ward, Jerry, but she is most definitely crazy." "
Brother's Keeper - Elizabeth Finn

 

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4 Crazy Stars!!

Maybe Baby Lite  - Andrea  Smith

 

Maybe Baby Lite is the first installment from Andrea Smith's Baby Series. If the title sounds familiar to you, it's maybe because this has been released before. But just as the title suggest, this is the Lite version.

How did this happen, you ask? Well, one of the main criticism of the original Maybe Baby is its length, clocking in at 700 plus pages. So this one is the condensed version. I've read both books and I have to say, you don't have to worry about it being watered down or the plot being chopped it. The whole story is intact. Trey is still hot and Tylar is still adorably crazy.

That said, I definitely enjoyed this one better than the first. It's more polished and yes, to the point. Honestly, if not for my Kindle telling me I have 470 pages, I wouldn't have noticed. And that's a good thing.

 

 

Tylar Preston is a college student who went to work for the Sinclair family stables. There she meets Trey Sinclair, the handsome, enigmatic and arrogant son of the owners. Their chemistry was instantaneous but their road to happily ever after is a rocky one.

My Thoughts...

I really enjoyed reading Maybe Baby. It was fun, a little crazy, yes but I enjoyed myself. I laughed, cried, got angry, and sympathized with the characters. Though Tylar might come off as annoying but I've always felt like her reactions come from an honest place. I love that she says what's on her mind, no matter how crazy. If she's mad, she's mad. If she's happy then you'd know it. Even when she kept things from Trey, I found myself actually understanding her motives.

Trey was a little hard to figure out at first. Poor guy! He doesn't quite know how to deal with Tylar. His usual methods didn't work and the bossier he becomes, the more he pushes Tylar away. I for one, enjoyed seeing Trey squirmed.

Speaking of craziness, I have to stay, Tylar's mom is still a psycho bitch. Gawd, no wonder Tylar had so many hang-ups. I can't wait to see her in future books. Oohh, the trouble she brings. I'm rooting for Tylar to finally put her mother in place.

 

 

Overall, Maybe Baby is a fun, enjoyable read filled with drama, intrigue and of course, hot sex. I'm definitely looking forward to reading the other books from this series.

 

 

 

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The Sheik Retold - Victoria Vane,  Edith Maude Hull A copy of this book was given to Ever After Romance Blog in exchange for an honest review.

Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2)

Sweet Dreams  - Kristen Ashley Oh yeah...review to come!!
Uncommon Passion (Uncommon, #2) - Anne Calhoun 5+++ stars!!Let's see...♥ Superb writing.♥ Phenomenal characterizations.♥ Super hot chemistry between the two main characters.♥ And a tearjerker too. (Well, at least for me, it was).Full review to come!!

Very Bad Things (Briarcrest Academy, #1)

Very Bad Things (Briarcrest Academy, #1) - Ilsa Madden-Mills 2.5 starsThis was me before I started the book.After a couple of chapters, I was feeling like this...And then...Yeah. This book had a lot of promise but sadly, it didn't deliver. The plot had a lot of promise. A troubled young girl meets a hot, albeit older guy (he's 25 and she's 18 and still in high school), they have that connection and undeniable attraction. It's kismet, right? Don't get me wrong, there are things that I really liked. But somehow the things I didn't like just overwhelmed the things that I did like. Well, that becomes a given when one of the reasons why you didn't like the book was because of the main characters themselves. Let's start with Leo.There is no easy way to say it. Leo was a big p*ssy throughout the whole book. Dude, I get it. You lost your parents, you had to grow up fast and take care of your brother and all that but seriously? All that self-loathing and guilt was just too much. He was the weakest hero I have ever seen. His whole "I-don't-want-to-love-because-I-don't-want-to-get-hurt" thing got old really fast. It took the whole book before he finally got his ass out of his head and by the time it happened, I just didn't care anymore. At least Nora got her shit together halfway through. Although, again, the self-loathing and the guilt was too heavy for me. I do understand why because of all the horrible things she went through. But I have to admit, at the very beginning, I failed to understand the logic behind her actions and decisions. She doesn't know who she is anymore, so she decided to become a "bad girl." Huh? But as I've said, she did grow on me and I ended up respecting her character. She was stronger than Leo, in my opinion. Not that I like her chasing after him after being rejected multiple times but at least she was honest about her feelings. I got to give her that. I just felt that there were so many things that took too long to be resolved and when they did get resolved, it felt rushed. Case in point, Nora's abuse at hand of her brother. It was hinted throughout the book but when it was revealed, it was anticlimactic. Even the confrontation between Finn and Nora felt rushed. And then suddenly her brother died in a car accident. Pretty convenient, in my opinion. Even Nora's relationship with her mother was swept under the rug. After their confrontation, we get nothing. Loved the cover though and the secondary characters were pretty awesome. But overall, it didn't work for me. But hey, even though this was a disappointment for me, who knows, you might like it better than I did. So definitely give this book a chance.

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