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Review: Losing it by Cora Carmack

October 31, 2012 Aman 0
Title: Losing It
Author: Cora Carmack
Published: Self; October 15, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Virginity.

Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible-- a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.

Review:

     Losing it was one of the books I read due to all the hype going on in blogsphere, but honestly I was a little disappointed with it. First of all, the cover threw me off a bit, it's very weird, and doesn't relate to the story in any way, but I went along with "Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover" saying. I should have judged it. This type of story has been done so many times with different variations, and this one in particular doesn't stand out. It was very average and there wasn't any excitement in the plotline. The only thing I did love about this book was that the guy was British and the epilogue was from his POV. I probably would have enjoyed the story more if it would have been told from his perspective.

     Bliss is a college senior majoring in theater, and still a Virgin (* notice my sarcasm*). I don't get what the big deal was, and why they made such a fuss about it in the beginning. Bliss was a very weird character, I couldn't relate to her one bit, and she is the major reason why I didn't like this book as much. She is clumsy, annoying, extremely weird (I'm using that word a lot), and says randomly stupid things. I didn't like her character at all. Garrick was the only saving grace in this book, he wasn't the best hero, but still likable. I don't know what to say about this book anymore, my thoughts are just very blank. When I think about Losing it, the one word that comes to my mind is OKAY. This book was about theater, but it lacked major drama in the story. I feel like nothing really happened and after few weeks I'd probably forget this whole story.

     Overall, Losing it by Cora Carmack is an average one time read, and I would recommend you to read it when in mood for a fast, light read.    

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Waiting on Wednesday (8): Sweet Peril

Aman 3
 Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where bloggers share their most anticipated reads.

This week I'm waiting on

Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins
Sweet Evil #2

 
Publication: HaperTeen; April 30, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Mythology, YA
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Anna Whitt, daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a claim. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

Why I'm Waiting?
I loved Sweet Evil. It had the best mythology I've read this year, and the characters were so different. I'm not swooning for Kaiden yet, but I think this book will change that. I can't wait!

Other books in the series: 
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Review: Tempting the Player by J. Lynn

October 29, 2012 Aman 3
Title: Tempting the Player
Author: J. Lynn
Published: Entangled Publishing (Brazen); October 23, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Series: Gamble Brothers
    Tempting the Best Man
    Tempting the Player 
    Tempting the Bodyguard (2013)

    Synopsis (from Goodreads):
    Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.

    When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he'll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.

    Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it's going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together...or in love.

    Review:

         How does she do it? Every.Freaking.Time. I've already said it numerous times, and I'll say it again: Jennfer L. Armentrout aka J. Lynn is THE BEST AUTHOR for any genre. Yeah, I love her YA series, but I was shocked with how much I enjoyed her adult series. I mean, lets be honest, those are kinda hard to write, especially if it's so easy for a reader to be distracted if the writings not good, but I loved Tempting the Player. It was so good, and the build-up was brilliant. At every point in the book, I was so excited about what would happen next, and I never wanted it to end.

         Chad Gamble is a playa, and a dominant one at that too, which I whole-heartedly approve. Oh my Goodness, how could you not love him just with those two qualities or atleast be intrigued by him? I was, specially when the first scene started at a club called Leathers and Lace. That alone promises you a lot of action throughout the book. Chad is the middle Gamble brother, and has the biggest ego anyone can have, which was hilarious at times because Bridget would show him his place. She was the perfect girl of Chad. Strong, independent, bold, and wasn't charmed by his popular reputation. She was very likable, and I LOVED her dressing style. She used color blocking a lot, and it's was so cool how she put it all together. From the first meeting, Chad and Bridget were the meant-to-be couple, so it was no surprise how things ended, and I was actually very glad that Chad maned up.

         The only tiniest complain I seem to have is the Chad promised a lot of action with that belt but it wasn't delivered. He turned out to be very vanilla at the end, not that I'm asking a full out D/S thing, but a little would have proved his statement right. Maybe I need to read more YA books to clean my mind, but oh well.  

         Okay, so there is this new character that I have to talk about, Miss Gore. She is the main person in the next book, and I don't know if I like her or not. Sometimes she acts like an annoying old grandma, and other times she unleashed her inner vixen very casually. I'm definitely interested in her story, and wants to know how Miss Prim and Proper settles with Mr. Mysterious, Chandler. I think instead of this book, I'm even more excited about the next one, Tempting the Bodyguard, which isn't even out yet. If that isn't weird, I don't know what is?

         Tempting the Player is the second installment in Gamble Brother series, and if you haven't started the series, then what the hell are you waiting for? Buy it already, and dive into the story of these brother, and their swoon-worthy romances. I loved it, and you will to!



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    Review: Clash by Nicole Williams

    October 26, 2012 Aman 7
    Title: Crash
    Author: Nicole Williams
    Published: Self; July, 2012
    Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mature YA
    Series: Crash
      Crash
      Clash
      Crush

      Synopsis (from Goodreads):
      The only easy thing about Jude and Lucy’s relationship is their love for one another. Everything else is hard.

      Especially when it comes to reining in Jude’s trigger touch temper and Lucy’s increasing jealousy of Jude’s Spirit Sister on the cheer squad who’s attached herself to him in just about every way a girl could. Feeling the stress of trying to hang on to her quintessential bad boy while becoming the foremost dancer in her class, Lucy knows something’s going to break. She wants both. She needs both. But if she doesn’t make a choice, she risks losing everything.

      For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love might be the thing that just isn’t enough.

      Review:

           I loved it! I loved it! I loved it so freaking much! Oh. My.Goodness, it is so good. Clash by Nicole Williams is probably the most entertaining books I've read this year.Yes, it does have some ups and downs, and who doesn't love that. This book made me go through so many emotions. I was so happy with Jude's maturity, frustrated at times with Lucy's insecurities, swept away by their drool-worthy romance, blushed at their intense sexual moments, and overall, I fell head-over-heels in love with this book, and Nicole Williams writing.

           Lucy, and Jude are exclusive in this book, and still working through their rough patches. I loved how much better Jude handled certain situations compared to the last book. He still has problems, and his anger switch does flip sometimes, but he's got a good control over it, and that's some improvement. His love for Lucy is so pure & honest, and I loved the fact that he gave her space & time, though she didn't deserved it. Now coming on to Lucy, in Crash, I had problems with her insecurities, and well, they are still there. There wasn't any improvement/growth in her character. If something went wrong, instead of working through the problem, she'd just straight-up break off with Jude. That frustrated me a lot, and I just wanted to smack her for all the doubts she ever had. But however stupid she was, Jude's character made up for all her false doings. He as just so...uh..I don't have any words for it, and after the note he left, he just couldn't be any better. The ending was so sweet, and they are just too cute and perfect and funny together.

           Clash was a much better book than Crash. I just can't help swoon over Jude, and you should read the series just for him. He has changed so much, and I applaud him for making a better life for himself. Also, this book is extremely addicting, and I just couldn't let it go until I finished it. I would love to read more about Jude & Lucy, however dysfunctional they appear, they somehow seem to make it work. And this book was HOT HOT HOT! Very hot. I don't think it's in YA category anymore. Bottom line, Clash is the most unbalanced yet entertaining book I've read, and I strongly recommend everyone to read this series.


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      Feature & Follow (7)

      October 25, 2012 Aman 16

      Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

      Q: What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book? For example, if an author employs an omnipotent narrator that is sometimes considered bad form.

      Chapter Titles. I absolutely hate when each chapter has it's own title, it just gives away the content of the chapter, and takes away the surprise factor. Examples of some books with individual chapter titles are:

      I love both series, but I would love it even more if they have the good ole Chapter numbers instead of names.

      What about you?
      Let me know in the comments below, and leave a link to your blog so I can say Hi!
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      Review: Crash by Nicole Williams

      October 24, 2012 Aman 3
      Title: Crash
      Author: Nicole Williams
      Published: Self; July, 2012
      Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mature YA
      Series: Crash
        Crash
        Clash
        Crush

        Synopsis (from Goodreads):
        Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He's got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now.

        Jude's everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she's about to find out, is the only thing she's incapable of.

        For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love's about to become the thing that tears them apart.

        Review:

             I've heard so much about this book that I had to pick it up to see what the fuss was about. Well now I know, it was all about JUDE. I'll be honest, I didn't like him in the beginning because of his anger issues, but once I got to know him more, and understand why he is the that way, that was when I really liked him. He is just hard to warm up to but at the end he is just your typical bad boy with issues. For me, he was the only one person who worked in the book, and who kept the story floating. If it wasn't for him, I probably would not have finished the book.

             Crash seems like a rip-off of Beautiful Disaster with more drama (if that's even possible), more complicated characters, and to stupid to live heroine. Not that I have anything against being similar to Beautiful Disaster, I would love to read more angsty romance like that, but the one thing I absolutely hated in Crash would be Lucy Larson. How stupid can a person be? You don't go up against people who might be gang members, and you do not break up with your boyfriend -who you supposedly love- just because you assumed some rubbish, and are too scared to confront it. It's obvious I don't like her, she better put her big girl panties on and deal with stuff in the next book, and stop being so insecure & doubtful. A lot of the story was very predictable regarding the whole Holly thing, but I did not see the end coming. The author really took me by surprise with the whole past connection thing, and because of that I loved the story even more. It'll add a plus 1 rating just for that shocking moment.

             Overall, I liked Crash by Nicole Williams. I know I said more negative things, but honestly there were some things that really touched my heart. Jude is such a special character, and his emotion were so raw; I loved loved watching him sort of redeem himself. He has changed so much by the end of the book, and he will be a much better person in the next book. I can't wait to read more about him, and see where his story goes. Crash is recommended to all the fans of Beautiful Disaster (Obviously), and anyone in general who is looking for a very disfunctional yet awe-worthy romance.


        PS: I felt so bad for the dog, he didn't even get a whole chapter to himself, and worst, he was never mentioned later on in the story. Aw, you poor Rambo :(

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        Waiting on Wednesday (7): Star Crossed

        October 23, 2012 Aman 5

        Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by 
        Jill @ Breaking the Spine where bloggers share their most anticipated reads.

        This week I'm waiting on

        Star Crossed by Jennifer Echols


        Publication: Pocket Books; February, 26, 2013
        Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult
        Synopsis (from Goodreads):

        Wendy Mann loves her job rescuing celebrities from public relations scrapes. She grew up with nothing, and now she’s drawn to glitz, glamour, and a lighthearted lifestyle. She speaks her mind, so she’s just the tough cookie to tell stars the truth about how other people see them, even when they don’t want to hear it. But after six years at the top of her game, Wendy crosses the line. A star she was sent to save rebels against her and nearly gets her fired. To salvage her job, she must rehabilitate the career of a singing starlet with a penchant for posting inappropriate photos of herself and arguing online with her famous ex. Problem is, the ex is represented by Wendy’s arch nemesis from college, the hot and haughty Daniel Blackstone. And both stars are scheduled for a collision course on national television, broadcast live from Las Vegas.

        Daniel’s uneasy when he hears Wendy Mann from his firm’s most hated competitor has been brought in to revive the career of his client’s ex-girlfriend. Daniel must win at any cost. And if he has to seduce Wendy to smooth the way to their partnership, he’s willing to sacrifice himself for the cause. But Daniel doesn’t count on the scorching heat between them—and when they get to Vegas, all bets are off.

        Why I'm waiting? 
        I love Jennifer Echols, and I'll read anything by her. Her books are so well written, and so touching that it stays with you forever. Anything by her is a must read. That's why :)

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        Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

        October 22, 2012 Aman 2
        Title: Sweet Evil
        Author: Wendy Higgins
        Published: HarperTeen; May, 2012
        Genre: Paranormal Romance, YA
        Series: Sweet Evil Trilogy
          Sweet Evil
          Sweet Peril
          Sweet Reckoning

          Synopsis (from Goodreads):
          Embrace the Forbidden

          What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

          This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

          Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

          Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

          Review:

               Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins has been on my TBR list for a long time, and I finally read it, courtesy of the Read Along hosted by Magical Urban Fantasy Reads. My first thoughts after finishing it was that this novel deserved every bit of hype it got. I loved the mythology used; the whole demon being the dark angels, and nephilims working to spread certain sins, it was just amazing. I'm a straight up mythology person, and it was one of the things that made me fall in love with this book instantly. There were some of the things did irked me a lot during the read but it was at some extent overshadowed by how well the characters were developed, and how addicting the plotline was.

               Anna is the most nicest, and innocent person I've read so far. She is extremely positive, loyal, honest, loving, and just the sweetest character. Not only that, she is probably the strongest nephlim out of everyone, and her powers were fantabulous. I loved her, and I'll read the entire series just for her. That's very unusual because mostly it's the guy. Frankly I'm very confused about Kaiden. Yeah, he's hot, and everything, but I just don't have a strong opinion on him yet. His introductory scene was swoon-worthy; I loved that he is a part of a rock back. That is always a plus for me, but the thing that bothers me is that his emotions are not very clear to the reader, so it's hard for me to justify his actions. But that's not a bad thing, it's just that his character is very mysterious, and it'll take sometime or another book for me to fall in love with him. That's all, and I absolutely hate the work he has to do. It's just so unfair, but ofcourse things will change in the upcoming book, and that's what I'm rooting for.

               Anna & Kaiden are the opposites attract couple. We don't get to see a lot of them together, but the glimpses we got just proves how perfect they will be for each other. There is also another guy, Kopano who is my type of guy. He's very observant, calculating, and very secretive. No one knows him, and he's like a challenge to me. I really liked him, but I don't know if the author is going for a love triangle because I don't want that. It'll be more complicated, and Anna & Kaiden are good together. I just want more Kope!

               The only one complain I had is that the ending was not BAM! With all the demons having an emergency meeting, I thought it would be something major, but it turned out to be just very flat. Hopefully the next one will be much more focused on the actions, and revelations part. And can I just say that those demons are a bunch of bullies, and I would love for someone to kick their asses. Sweet Evil was a sweet, and sinfully delicious surprise for me, and I'm addicted for another taste. It is recommended for anyone who is looking for a great story with a different take on the angels/demons mythology along with an amazing cast of characters. 


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          Sweet Evil Read Along: Week 4 - Halloween

          October 21, 2012 Aman 2

          Theme: HALLOWEEN!!!

          It's THAT time of the year! Halloween is my favorite holiday next to Christmas (Obviously). The best parts being pumpkin carving and dressing up, and for some reason I always end up wearing those fake fangs. They go with every costume. Anyway, I get scared very easily, so I don't usually read a lot of horror books, and when Halloween comes along, that's when I catch up with all the scary books. 

          This week I'll share with you some of the books that I'll read during Halloween.
          (I hope I don't chicken out)



          Have you read any of these? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments below. 
          Click on the Book Cover to go to it's respective Goodreads page.
            

          My Thoughts So Far


          I'm stunned!! I absolutely hated the part where Anna had to work. I get that she has to do it, but it is just wrong on so many levels. Also, I'm starting to dislike Kaiden more & more especially after Anna caught him in the closet. It's hard for me to believe his love for Anna; I mean he has to "work" every night with different girl, so you see where I see him more as a manwhore than someone who needs love. I know I'm totally ranting because I just finished it, but don't worry my review will be much more filtered. Kaiden better do a lot of redeeming in the next book because some part of me still believes that he is perfect for Anna. Overall, I'm glad I read it. Sweet Evil is one of those books that you hate it or love it, and I, definitely am a fan of it.


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          Review: Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

          October 19, 2012 Aman 4
          Title: Cursed
          Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
          Published: Spencer Hill Press; Sept, 2012
          Genre: YA Paranormal, Supernatural, Romance
          Synopsis (from Goodreads):
          Dying sucks-- and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.

          Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he's a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she's more than interested. There's just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out.

          However, she's willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't? But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not have been an accident at all, she's not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.

          Review:

               Jennifer Armentrout is my go-to author for the best YA Paranormal books, I loved her Covenant, and Lux series, so when Cursed came out, I was very much looking forward to be blown away by it. BUT honestly it was a very average read. The concept of supernatural kids living under one roof, and their guardian being questioned throughout the book was not very original, it constantly reminded me of the Dark Visions trilogy by LJ Smith or Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong. I shouldn't bother me that much but it kind of disappointed me a little. Cursed is a good book, but not mind-blowingly-fantastic as any other JLA books, and I feel like just because her other books are so good, this one just dulls in comparison. I know I shouldn't compare but I can't help it.

               Ember has a special gift, killing people with a single touch, which she thinks is a curse. I thought it was really cool, she just needed to control it somehow. I liked Ember, besides her power she was a very normal person. She wasn't bitchy, wasn't whiny, didn't hate her life, wasn't the most beautiful girl in the world; she was a very average any other girl, and I loved that the author created a simple character that readers could relate to in a way. Then there is Hayden. Similar to Ember he was a very normal hot guy, he did have some very minor anger issues, but that comes with his power, and is not even noticeable, so that's okay. I liked Ember & Hayden together, they made a cute couple, and their feather kisses were swoon-worthy. Everything was good but the downfall of creating normal character was that they weren't memorable. After a month or so, I will remember their kisses but probably not the characters. Throughout the whole book it felt like something was missing, like it was undercooked. Know what I mean? I wasn't excited about the what-happens-next, and the suspense part was predictable from the start.

               Cursed had a very open ending, and I get why the author did it, but still there were so many unanswered questions. What happened with Adam? What about her Mom? What is the real deal with the facility? Why did her father did that? I feel like this book should have a sequel. Bottom line, Cursed by Jennifer Armentrout is a very good one time read, and I'm glad I read it. It is recommended to younger readers looking for a different take on supernatural people, and their cool abilities.



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          Feature & Follow (6)

          October 18, 2012 Aman 29
          Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

          Q: When you step out of your USUAL genre what do you like to read? Best books in that genre?

          My go-to genre is Paranormal, Fantasy, Contemporary, and of-course Romance, so when I step out of it, I usually go for the really heart-breakingly sad books, or books that cover certain social issues like bullying or incest. I absolutely hate to read the tear-jerker books, but once in a while I do pick them up.
          My favorite would be:


          What about you?
          Let me know in the comments below, and leave a link to your blog so I can say Hi!
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          Review: Not Planning on You by Sydney Landon

          October 17, 2012 Aman 2
          Title: Not Planning on You
          Author: Sydney Landon
          Published: Self; April, 2012 
          Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult
          Series: Danvers
            Weekends Required
            Not Planning on You
            Fall For Me (Dec, 2012)

            Synopsis (from Goodreads):
            Suzy Denton seems to have it all together. She loves her job as an event's planner for Danvers International, and she loves her high school sweetheart and fiance Jeff. Fast forward a month and it's all gone to hell in a hand-basket. She finds out Jeff's dentist has been doing more than drilling his teeth, and Danvers is in the process of merging with Mericom creating the largest communications company in the US and also bringing Gray Merimon, the CEO of Mericom into her life.

            Gray pursues her from almost their first meeting. Even though he looks like sex on a stick, Suzy is afraid of being hurt again, and she thinks Gray is just another stuffed shirt looking for a relationship. When he calls her bluff, Suzy agrees to one night of sex, hoping that he will be terrible in bed and she can finally get him out of her system.

            When circumstances throw them together for more than one night, can Gray convince Suzy that two complete opposites can be a perfect fit?

            Review:

                 I have been waiting for Suzy's story, and I was surely not disappointed. Her character is by far the most entertaining one I've read, and I want her to be my BFF. She's bold, sassy, independent, and just a very upfront person. I liked her instantly, and she even wears leopard prints & mini leather skirts to work. How cool is that? Then there is Gray, who is very uptight, and has an insta-love for Suzy, but good thing that she played the hard-to-get card (Well, atleast to some extent). I loved their chemistry, you could just feel how right they are for each other.

                 The story started at a very high point, I loved the whole getting-it-out-of-the-system sex. But the one thing I couldn't look past was how drastically Suzy's character changed from being blunt & independent to being a very insecure & lovey-dovey person. To some extent it's okay but how she acted at the end was just bullshit. Regarding the whole stalker thing, and Reva confessing the truth, I just felt that the original Suzy would have given her a piece of her mind, but the changed Suzy just let it pass without even a backlashing. It really frustrated me, it was like the author wanted to tie everything neatly, but it just didn't work. The end 20 % or so felt rushed, and unrealistic, and that is the reason why I couldn't give it a high rating. Other wise, this book is very enjoyable, and did I mention how hot it was? The heat in this book was off-the-charts hot, and much much better than the first book. It only makes me wonder how far the author will go in the next book.

                 Not Planning on You was the second book in the Danvers series by Sydney Landon, and frankly, I'll read that thing again (skipping the end part). It is a perfect beach or an evening read, and it is available at a very affordable price. I really like this series, and next up is Beth. Oh My Goodness, I can't even tell you how excited I'm to read her book, and the little tease we got throughout this book was enough to make me pre-order it (Wheneven it's up on amazon, I'll do it). I think it's story is going to be parallel with this one, and I can't wait to read.

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            Waiting on Wednesday (6): Meant to Be

            October 16, 2012 Aman 8


            Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where bloggers share their most anticipated reads.

            This week I'm waiting on

            Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill 


            Publication: Delacorte; November 13, 2012
            Genre: Contemporary Romance, Chick-Lit, YA
            Synopsis (from Goodreads):

            Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question.

            It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

            But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

            Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.

            Why I'm waiting?
            This book sounds very Sophie Kinsella type, and I love a good chick-lit. The cover is absolutely stunning, and I'm already in love with the synopsis. I'm so excited for this book that I've already Pre-ordered it.

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            Review: Weekends Required by Sydney Landon

            October 15, 2012 Aman 2
            Title: Weekends Required
            Author: Sydney Landon
            Published: Self; July, 2012
            Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult
            Series: Danvers
              Weekends Required
              Not Planning on You
              Fall For Me ( Dec, 2012)

              Synopsis (from Goodreads):
              Claire Walters has worked for Jason Danvers as his assistant at Danvers International for three years, and he has never thought of her as a woman until the day she jumps out of a cake at his friend's bachelor party.

              Claire is forced to work a second job at a party planning company to support her ailing mother. She is horrified when Jason not only finds out, but has a front-row seat to the action. With Danvers in the process of merging with another company, Claire is forced to travel with Jason as well as work weekends. Suddenly all the fantasies she has entertained for years about her boss seem to be coming true. Her outspoken best friend Suzy thinks that just getting laid will solve everything. The problem is, Claire sees much more in Jason than just sex.

              Jason is determined to know how the beautiful, sexy woman in the cake could also be his Plain Jane assistant who tries her best to blend into the background from 8-5 every day. Now not only does Jason see her as a woman, he fully intends to give her the fairy-tale ending that she deserves!

              Review:
                      
                   I read Weekends Required when I was in my Fifty Shades funk zone, you know the one where you read books in which a girl falls for her boss, and they have lots of heated passionate sex. It was just a random read, and surprisingly I didn't expect to love it that much. Weekends Required seems like a casual any-other story, but the characters and writing brings it to life, and makes it stand out from the other books. I really really loved it.

                   Claire has been working for Jason for a while now, and obviously has hots for him. Jason never knew his secretary who usual appears a little dull at work would turn out to be a bombshell when he saw her at a bachelor party. I loved their chemistry, it was instant, and frankly it worked here. Both of them just sizzled together, and were fun to read. There are hints on the next couple, and I'm already in love with the girl. She is very ballsy, and the guy seems very vanilla, but we'll see.

                   Weekends Required is a fast paced, extremely hot read. I finished it in one sitting, and was very satisfied with how things ended. Don't over-think too much, just go with the flow, and I'm sure you'll love it as much as I did.


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              Sweet Evil Read Along: Week 3 - Truth or Dare

              October 14, 2012 Aman 5

              Theme: Truth or Dare

              This week's theme is very open. I don't know what to share with you about Truth or Dare. I'm like Anna, I get very anxious when people suggest this game because I hate to embarrass my self in front of people, and you know when you pick a dare, people will give you the most outrageous things to do. I guess I need to loosen up a bit, but I just get very shy, and end up picking truths most of the time.

              Truth or Dare can be really fun when you are playing with your closest friends, and I enjoy it even more when it's not the R rated version. Obviously. The other day someone asked "Who is the one person who could have sex with and you said no?". It was awkward to answer because the person was sitting right there. So no to that, instead I'll share with you a video in which a girl put a couple of truth/dare's around NYC, and filmed their reaction. I loved her creativity, and wished I could've been one of the people who picked up that paper.



              My Thoughts So Far 

              Oh boy, I love love love Kopano! He is one of those quite observant people, and you know his character will be important throughout the series. Kaiden's still good and everything but I prefer characters like Kopano, they are much more interesting. Not that I'm hinting on a love triangle because that is so not what I want, Kaiden & Anna are perfect together. Also, Jealous Kaiden is simply adorable, and I might have liked him even more because of that Tequila stunt. It just shows how much he has fallen for Anna. And kudos to Patti for confronting the Duke, and smacking him across the face. It was one of the most hilarious scenes I've read so far. I just wish no one dies in the end because I hate when that happens.   


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              Review: Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

              October 12, 2012 Aman 8
              Title: Juliet Immortal
              Author: Stacey Jay
              Published: Delacorte Books; August, 2011
              Genre: Fantasy, Romance, YA
              Series: Juliet Immortal
                Juliet Immortal
                Romeo Redeemed 

                Synopsis (from Goodreads): 
                The most tragic love story in history . . .

                Juliet Capulet didn't take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But what Romeo didn't anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she's fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. Until the day she meets someone she's forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love.

                "These violent delights have violent ends
                And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
                Which as they kiss consume."
                —Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

                Review:
                            
                     I'm a hopeless romantic, and my all time favorite couple being Romeo & Juliet, I had so many high hopes from Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay. The cover is absolutely stunning, and the summary just makes you want to read this book right now, BUT the story turned out to be an utter disaster. I hate when I have right negative reviews about books most people love, but I can't help myself in this case. It was just awful, and I wanted it to end. I kept checking the percentage bar on my kindle every few minutes, and that's a sign of a bad read.

                     Starting with something good, I loved the first three chapters. The mythology that the author created was very interesting, and it started at a high point. Juliet working for the Ambassador to get the soul-mates together, thereby restoring love, and Romeo working for the Mercenaries to keep lovers apart. It is a brilliant concept, and it would have been so good if things wouldn't have been complicated. Now starting with the not so likable part, Juliet's character was very confusing. She didn't know what to do half the time, and her mood swings were all over the place. She just couldn't decide on one thing, and it was frustrating to read her thoughts. Then there is Romeo. I actually liked him a lot. His character was not really bad, he was just under bad circumstances, if you get what I'm saying. He loved Juliet, and did things for her benefit, but at the end of the day, he just made a bad choice in life for which he has been paying for centuries. I liked him, I would definitely read his book.

                     There are several other characters like Ben & Gemma. The worst part was that Ben was a love interest, and his character was not even developed properly. All I knew about him was that he was nice, and he would do anything for Juliet's love. This emotions weren't shown, the author just told us what she thought was important for the novel. I had no feelings for him, he was basically a statue or a passerby for me. Gemma was something different, I surprisingly enjoyed her scenes. Anything else is better for me than reading about Juliet. The ending was just out of the world CRAZY. Alternate universe. Really. I understand, and accept time travel, but living in two parallel worlds with different outcomes is simple demented.

                     Juliet Immortal might sound really good but it is all delusional. The story was torturous to read, and the characters were extremely unrealistic. Probably they were from the alternate universe the author mentioned. Ha Ha. Anyway, the conclusion to all my rambling is to just skip Juliet Immortal if you can. It's not worth your time, and money. Call me crazy, but I probably will read the sequel (but not anytime soon) just because I want to watch Romeo redeem himself, and fall in love.


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