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Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

November 30, 2012 Aman 6
Title: The Evolution of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; October 23, 2012
Genre: Mystery, Psychological thriller, Romance, YA
Series: Mara Dyer
    The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
    The Evolution of Mara Dyer
    The Retribution of Mara Dyer

    Synopsis (from Goodreads): 
    Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.

    She can’t.

    She used to think her problems were all in her head.

    They aren’t.

    She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.

    She’s wrong.

    In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?

    Review:

    Holy Freaking Sh*ts! Did I just read that? Yes, I did, and IT. WAS. BRILLIANT.

         The Evolution of Mara Dyer is the best book I've read this month. 1000 times better, and much more exciting than the first one, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. This book cannot be categorized in a specific genre, it has suspense, horror, romance, a little paranormal element, and definitely a psychological thriller, but most importantly it is a well written book about a misunderstood girl. 

         Mara is still struggling with her nightmares, and pretending to be normal so her family doesn't send her to some mental hospital. It was so hard reading about her, seeing that no one trusted her enough or believed in anything she said. I was so mad at her parents, but I get why they acted that way. They wanted their kid to be better, but they should have at-least listened to her once without judging. Mara was much more stronger, and controlled in this book, she knew how much information to give away in order to sound normal, which was a smart decision on her part. I'm obsessed Mara Dyer, and will read anything about her.

         Noah was such a sweetheart in this book. I was very doubtful about his intentions in the last book, but I have been proven wrong. I loved Noah, the things he did for Mara, and her safety were just speechless. I loved that he was not a jerk, was not whiny or jealous or an extremely hot alpha bad boy, he was a good person, and a great boyfriend (and he's uber rich too *wink*). Mara & Noah have some special powers, and we got a little background on them, not enough though. I don't even know how I'm going to wait for the next book, and after that ending...NO just NO...that cannot be happening. 

         The Evolution of Mara Dyer is the best squel I've read to-date. It is exciting, astonishing, and eventful. Michelle Hodkin is my new favorite author, and her writing is so engaging, and captivating. You don't want to miss this series, it is one of a kind, and a definite must read. If you're like me, and thought the first one was okay, then you need to read the sequel because it will rock your world (book world atleast).



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    I swear this series has THE BEST book trailers ever. 

      
             
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    Feature & Follow (11)

    November 29, 2012 Aman 30
    Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

    Q: Activity! Who is your to-die-for book crush? What do you think they look like? Add an image to make us all happy.

    OMG! It's so hard to pick one. My to-die-for book crush right now is 
    AIDEN from the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

    (Picture taken from My Book Boyfriend's website)


    What do you think? Isn't he HOT?
    Let me know in the comments below, and leave a link to you blog so I can say Hi!
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    Promo Blitz + Giveaway: Troubles and Treats

    Aman 2
    Troubles and Treat (Chocolate Lovers #3)
    Tara Sivec

    Release Date: November 30, 2012

    Synopsis:

    Drew and Jenny have spent years being the envy of their friends with their out of control sex lives - well, not really. Mostly it makes their friends want to throw up in their mouths a little.

    With two little kids and two busy lives, for the first time, Drew and Jenny aren't on the same page in the bedroom. Drew will stop at nothing to get his previously amorous wife back in the sack, and Jenny will do anything for a full night of sleep.

    Carter and Claire, and Jim and Liz are their usual (un)helpful selves and are full of advice for the discontented duo, wanting nothing more than to help restore order to the usually happy couple's lives.

    In the third and final installment of the Chocolate Lovers Series, will Drew and Jenny find the spark that's been missing in their marriage, or will the trouble they're having cause a stickier situation than the time Jenny poured honey all over Drew and he fused himself to a tree?
     
     

    About the Author 

    Tara Sivec is a best selling author, wife, mom, chauffeur, cheerleading coach, soccer coach, babysitter, short-order cook, genius and albino squirrel hunter. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two kids. In her spare time she likes to read, write and cover things in chocolate. Most of her material comes from real life experiences with family and friends. Lucky for them, the names have been changed to protect the innocent (aka, drunk).

    Connect with Tara:



    Excerpt

    Drew, Carter and Jim are all at our house with the seven kids and we’re at Liz and
    Jim’s house.  I can’t help it if I’m nervous.  It’s the first time they’ve all been alone with
    the kids without us there to stop the screaming and the crying.  We’re the only ones who
    can calm the men down when they see how much poop comes out of that many kids at
    one time.

    “What if one of them gets hurt?”

    Claire rolls her eyes at me.  “Don’t worry, Gavin knows how to call 9-1-1 if the
    idiots we married hurt themselves.

    “I’m talking about the kids.  What if one of them get hurt?”

    “I know you’re talking about one of the kids.  I’m trying to make you lighten up. 
    So lighten the fuck up!”

     
    Giveaway

    A Random commenter from the entire promo blitz tour will recieve a totally awesome Swag Bag from Tara Sivec. Open International.
    Just fill out the form below and don't forget to visit other participating blog.

    Other Books in the series


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    Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

    November 28, 2012 Aman 12
    Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
    Author: Michelle Hodkin 
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Sept, 2011
    Genre: Mystery, Psychological thriller, Romance, YA
    Series: Mara Dyer
      The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
      The Evolution of Mara Dyer
      The Retribution of Mara Dyer

      Synopsis (from Goodreads): 
      Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

      It can.

      She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

      There is.

      She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

      She’s wrong.
       
        

      Review
      Thoughts after finishing the book: Still confused yet very very curious.

           The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is a very unpredictable book that constantly plays mind games with you. I'm still not quite sure if I loved it, but I'm definitely intrigued with the psychological aspect of the story, and am very curious to read the next book. First things first, the synopsis is very vague, and doesn't tell you anything about the story. If you're puzzled reading those few lines, then that's pretty much the same reaction when you're done with the book. It's not a bad thing, it's just that the author is keeping a piece of a story with her, and I want to know what it is so that things can start making sense.

           Mara Dyer was in an accident in which she was the sole survivor, and lost her best friend. She doesn't remember anything which has caused a lot of stress & tension and messed up her daily life. The main part of the story was figuring out if Mara was going crazy or if she really is special. That's where the confusing part comes in, and I think the author did a fabulous job portraying Mara's character, and getting her emotions crystal clear to the readers. Mara was the person who kept the book going for me, her thoughts were so captivating that I never wanted to leave her mind. Weird, much? I'm very much looking forward to knowing more about Mara, and just to see how she handles everything. 

           Noah was a very neutral character for me. He is the hottest boy in the school who is also a player, and is interested in Mara. They have a few dates, and some of their moments were very cute, but I don't have any strong opinion about him just yet. Maybe I need to know more about Noah, but the thing the makes me hard to like him is that his presence & timing in Mara's life were too coincidental, and I'm not getting a good feeling about it.  

           Overall, I'm so happy to have read this book, and even more happy to have the second book in hand. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is a one of a kind book that will leave you stunned, a little shocked, and a lot in-awe with the storyline. I've never read anything like this before, and I urge you guys to give this book a try. I'm already reading the next one, and it is simply mind-blowing, don't miss it. Fair warning, read the book when you are in the mood for mysterious read otherwise you'll not be happy with it.


      PS: I checked the author's website, and I'm shocked to know that Mara Dyer is based on a real story. The names have been changed for obvious reason. I'm loving it even more just by that small fact.
      Check out the trailer. 
       It's the best book trailer I've seen.

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      Waiting on Wednesday (12): The Collector

      November 27, 2012 Aman 1

      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

      The Collector by Victoria Scott
      Dante Walker #1


      Publication: Entangled Teen; April 2, 2012
      Genre: Paranormal Romance, YA
      Synopsis (from Goodreads):

      He makes good girls...bad.

      Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

      Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

      Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.

      Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.


      Why I'm waiting?
      BAD BOY ALERT! Do I even have to say anymore? Oh, and check out the author's website, she has a really cool way to promote her book, and of-course they are some prizes along the way. Everyone probably knows about the  V Mafia thing already, but I just figured it out today *Facepalm*

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      Review: The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

      November 25, 2012 Aman 6
      Title: The Secret of Ella and Micha
      Author: Jessica Sorensen
      Published: Self; October, 2012
      Genre: Contemporary Romance, NA
      Series: The Secret
        The Secret of Ella and Micha
        The Forever of Ella and Micha
        The Temptation of Lila and Ethan

        Synopsis (from Goodreads):
        Ella and Micha have been best friends since they were kids. But one tragic night shatters their friendship and their lives forever.

        Ella used to be a rule-breaker with fiery attitude who wore her heart on her sleeve. But she left everything behind when she went to college and transformed into someone that follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. But now it's summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home.

        Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. If Micha tries to tempt the old her back, she knows that it will be hard to resist.

        Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella’s skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he’s determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves back, no matter what it takes.

        Review:

             I cannot describe how much I loved The Secret of Ella and Micha. Their story was so sweet and touching and cute and I can't stop gushing over it (or remember my grammar correctly). Ella & Micha were perfect together, and their happiness was so well deserved. Friends-turned-lover romance is one of my favorite to read, and this one in particular was very well done.

             Ella & Micha grew up with troubled families, and they sort of bonded through it. They have been friends forever, but then stuff happens, and Ella moves away. Eight months later, she moves back to her house for summer and meets Micha again. Throughout the book, you could just feel how strongly connected they are, and how well they get each other. There was no question about how it would end because it was obvious from their interactions, and chemistry. And boy, was it hot between them? Their sexual tensions were my favorite parts to read. Obviously. They had a playfulness between them which turned out to be very hot and sweet at the same time. I love when that happens.

             The story has some gaps or missing links which are unveiled piece by piece through the book. It kind of reminded me of Pushing the Limits, not the character or the actual storyline, but just the way the author unfolded the secrets. It kept the story exciting, and a little suspenseful which I liked a lot.

             Long story short, The Secret of Ella and Micha is a very beautifully written story about two people who are meant to be together. I just now realized that I didn't even talk about Ella & Micha as an individual. Because I was so captured in their love story that I forgot to mention the people involved. That's how good their romance is. Also, it's a steal from Amazon (99 cents). Great book with a great price, you should definitely give this book a try.


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        Review: Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay

        November 23, 2012 Aman 3
        Title: Romeo Redeemed
        Author: Stacey Jay
        Published: Delacorte Books; October, 2012
        Genre: Fantasy, Romance, YA
        Series: Juliet Immortal
          Juliet Immortal
          Romeo Redeemed

            Synopsis (from Goodreads):
            Seductive companion to the popular Juliet Immortal, in which former lovers—Romeo and Juliet—meet, not as true lovers, but truly as enemies.

            Cursed to live out eternity in his rotted corpse, Romeo, known for his ruthless, cutthroat ways, is given the chance to redeem himself by traveling back in time to save the life of Ariel Dragland. Unbeknownst to her, Ariel is important to both the evil Mercenaries and the love-promoting Ambassadors and holds the fate of the world in her hands. Romeo must win her heart and make her believe in love, turning her away from her darker potential before his work is discovered by the Mercenaries. While his seduction begins as yet another lie, it soon becomes his only truth. Romeo vows to protect Ariel from harm, and do whatever it takes to win her heart and soul. But when Ariel is led to believe his love is a deception, she becomes vulnerable to Mercenary manipulation, and her own inner darkness may ultimately rip them apart.

            Review:

                 Oh. My. Goodness. What a mess. I thought Juliet Immortal was torturous but wait till you read Romeo Redeemed. I have no words for the fantasy the author created. It's brilliant in a way,  but if you think too much about the hows & whys, it gives you a headache. I don't know if I should applaud for the imagination or simply hate it. It was a little too much to handle.

                 Romeo Redeemed is better than Juliet Immortal in many aspects. The characters were much clear, and their emotions were genuine, and very relatable. They knew what they had to do, and most importantly they had trust between them. Ariel was a good narrator, I loved that she could tell the difference between wrong & right, and didn't let anyone color her judgement. Romeo had a different character in this book which is quite understandable given the things he went through in the last one. He was nice, caring, affectionate, and didn't wanted anything bad to happen to Ariel. In simple words, he didn't wanted to repeat his mistakes, and I found him very charming at times. I'm glad to have read his story.

                 So where did everything went wrong? Well, the world building was a little over the top. In the last book we learned about parallel universe. It sounds weird but let me explain. There are different realities depending on the different choices people make in their lives, and those different realities make the parallel universe. Say I made a choice to break up with my boyfriend, that's one reality. In a different reality, I made a choice to marry him. It's a wonderful concept, I loved it, and it would have easily turned out to be my favorite book, if it was done right. The problem I had was that if was used to an extend that was just mind-boggling.

                 If we are done with one story, I don't see a point to mess it up, and start it from scratch. Juliet's story was over & done, she was happy with Ben, and that was the end of it. I don't see why the author changed their reality, and they had to work again to get back together. That part was not needed, and it was also one of the reasons I didn't like the book that much because as you all know, I'm not the biggest fan of Juliet. (You can read all about it here.)

                 The bottom line to everything I said is that I don't regret reading the story, I'm happy I got a chance to know about Romeo & Ariel. I'm still sad that Romeo & Juliet couldn't be together because they do have the most memorable romance in the history, but that's okay, this is fiction. Romeo Redeemed has one of the best fantasies I've read, but I would have loved it so much more if it wasn't over done. This book has to be read as a sequel, not a standalone. Things will be more confusing if you just pick this one up without reading the first book in the series. Give it a try, maybe you'll have different opinions than I did. 


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            Why I Love YA?

            November 22, 2012 Aman 1

            By now probably everyone is aware of the amazing contest Beth Revis is having at her blog (Right here). I love when authors do things like this; giving away books means a lot to a reader who cannot afford every single great book out there. So a huge thank you to Beth Revis!

            Now why do I love YA? The answer is simple, YA stories always gives us something new to learn with every different story. The characters are very well developed, and the stories have an emotional depth in them. Not that I'm saying Adult or NA don't have any of that, they sure do but YA has pure quality to it that lacks in any other genres.

            Young Adult has so many great author that it is hard to pick a favorite one. Therefore, it is much easier if I just pick My Top 10 favorite YA books I read this year (till November, I guess).



            PS: Not every book was released this year, I just read it a little late. I need to catch up on a lot of great series.

            Don't forget to enter the giveaway.

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            Review: Futures and Frosting by Tara Sivec

            November 21, 2012 Aman 3
            Title: Futures and Frosting
            Author: Tara Sivec
            Published: Self ; June, 2012
            Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humor, Adult
            Series: Chocolate Lovers
              Seduction and Snacks
              Futures and Frosting
              Troubles and Treats

              Synopsis (from Goodreads):
              Carter, Claire and Gavin have formed the perfect little family. Their friends are getting married and everyone is growing up, maturing and ready to face the future. Or are they?

              From bachelorette party hell, porn addictions, dinner roll baseball and botched wedding proposals to finding out everyone's extended family is chock full of crazy, Carter and Claire begin to question the strength of the ties that bind them. Unfortunately, these ties have nothing to do with fuzzy handcuffs and everything to do with the mounting differences between them.

              Will their friends make a mess of things with their inappropriate comments and need to know everything, or will they convince the couple that happily-ever-after sometimes really can start with beer pong?
               

              Review:
              "You are a gigantic, stinkotic, vaginastic, clitoral, lipstick whore dizzle."

                   Oh God! How do you even come up with this? What does it even mean? Whatever it does, it's freaking genius, and very very catchy. I had to watch my mouth more that Gavin does after reading this book. But I can't help myself, I LOVED it. I don't even remember why I didn't like Seductions and Snacks that much, but I take it all back. These types of books are to be read at a certain time, and I'm so glad I read Futures and Frosting right now because it was EPIC. I was so in the mood for something out-of-the-world humorous that could take my mind off of the too emotional books I've been reading, and Futures and Frosting was perfect. Everyone should read this book. I'm serious.

                   Seduction and Snacks ended with Claire & Carter getting back together after 5 years, and living happily together as a family. The whole focus of this book, besides the number of silly things a person can do while drunk ( Shout Out to Claire!), was how Carter was going to pop the question. He went through so many failed trials before he finally said the words, and the best of the best trial was when Liz interrupts (read it, you'll get me). There were so many great scenes, I can't even pick one that was my favorite. I loved Liz's bachelor/bachelorette party, the TeeTime, pot cookies scene, Gavin's birthday party, and every single Drew scene which is basically 80% of the book. Drew's one-liners get better everytime, and I cannot wait to read his book and get inside his over-imaginative dirty mind. 

                   Futures and Frosting is a fun, witty, entertaining, and one-of-a-kind hilarious book, and I can't seem to get over it. The best thing about this book was that Gavin had much more control over his language, and was scolded when needed to. That was one of the things I didn't like in the previous book, so if you had the same thoughts, then don't worry, he gets better in Futures and Frosting. If you haven't read this series, then go pick it up, and start reading ASAP. If you have, then read it again because it doesn't get old.


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              Waiting on Wednesday (11): Crush

              November 20, 2012 Aman 2
              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
              Crash #3


              Publication: HarperCollins; April 23, 2013
              Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mature YA
              Synopsis (from Goodreads):

              A football fantasy. A giant diamond. The modern-day Romeo and Juliet are taking their relationship to the next level. . . .

              Jude and Lucy are happily engaged, but that doesn't mean life's a bed of roses.

              Once again, the hottest couple around is torn apart, this time by football training and a summer job. Now it's Jude with the trust issues.

              Will Lucy's life-changing news bring them back together or end their relationship for good? Can love triumph forever?

              Why I'm waiting?
              First of all, WooHoo for getting a publisher. It was so well deserved. I loved Crash, then Clash, and now I can't wait to read Crush. Oh my God, that means more JUDE. So excited!!! These are one of the most addicting and entertaining books I've ever read, and I can't get enough of them. Keep them coming Nicole :)

              Other books in the series:

               That's my pick. What are you waiting on this week?
               
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              Review: Burning Blue by Paul Griffin

              November 19, 2012 Aman 0
              Title: Burning Blue
              Author: Paul Griffin
              Published: Dial; October, 2012
              Genre: Mystery, YA
              Synopsis (from Goodreads):
              How far would you go for love, beauty, and jealousy?

              When Nicole Castro, the most beautiful girl in her wealthy New Jersey high school, is splashed with acid on the left side of her perfect face, the whole world takes notice. But quiet loner Jay Nazarro does more than that--he decides to find out who did it. Jay understands how it feels to be treated like a freak, and he also has a secret: He's a brilliant hacker. But the deeper he digs, the more danger he's in--and the more he falls for Nicole. Too bad everyone is turning into a suspect, including Nicole herself.

              Award-winning author Paul Griffin has written a high-stakes, soulful mystery about the meaning--and dangers--of love and beauty.

              Review:
              Burning Blue is easily the best mystery I've ever read. Freaking Brilliant!!!

                   I'm still numb from that unexpected reveal of the attacker. It's shocking yet disturbing if you think about it too much. Burning Blue has one of those stories that are rarely ever written, and this one was just phenomenal. I loved everything about it; the story, the characters, the mystery was done so so well, and I was just awed at how neatly everything came together at the end.

                   Burning Blue is not a romance though there is a possibility at the end, it's a book about dealing with the worst reality and taking only the good memories forward. It's about figuring out what kind of emotionally unbalanced person could hurt someone innocent so terribly. This book is emotional but not a tear jerker, the whole aim of the story was finding out who did it.
               
                   Nicole is a high school beauty queen, the stereotypical most beautiful girl in the school, but she was genuinely a nice person. Straight A student who didn't harm anyone, but she was attacked one morning in school  when someones squirted chemical acid on her face, permanently scarring part of it. I loved how positively Nicole took everything, and didn't let the accident scar her soul. The moments I looked forward toread  were her Journal entries, they gave us a little glimpse inside her mind, and made us sympathise with her on a deeper level.

                   Burning Blue is told from Jay Nazzaro's POV who is a nobody at the same school with a secret of his own. He knows of Nicole case, and can't help the urge to want to solve it. Did I mention that the kid is a hacker? And a genius at that too.  I learned a lot about hacking or rather, how to protect yourself from hackers just by reading this book. I loved being in this minds, his thoughts were so fascinating. I was mesmerized with how he got from one point to another, and it got addicting very quickly.

                   Jay & Nicole became friends, and their moments together were sweet. I loved how comfortable, and open they were towards each other, and forget any imperfections for the moment. I personally didn't see them as a couple in this book, but sure they will be together eventually, it will take sometime for that. The book also enlightens on how easily we judge someone by their appearances, and fail to acknowledge their inner beauty. I'm not going to go into that beauty element in detail because I felt that Nicole knew that she was beautiful before & after. She never had an major issue with herself, the only thing that bothered her that people judged her by her looks, and ignored to see the real Nicole.
               
                   Burning Blue is not a book you'd want to miss, it is the kind that stays with you forever. Paul Griffin did a fabulous job at writing a realistic, and heart-warming story with the right amount of emotions. It was PERFECT. I loved it, and you would too. Give it a chance.


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              Review: Contract for Marriage by Barbara DeLeo

              November 17, 2012 Aman 2
              Title: Contract for Marriage
              Author: Barbara DeLeo
              Published: Entangled Publishing; Sept, 2012
              Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mature YA
              Synopsis (from Goodreads):
              Pregnant and alone after her ex-lover’s death, magazine editor Ruby Fleming’s not about to give up her home to the man who broke her heart—until she discovers her mother left half of the estate to somebody else, and she realizes she’s trapped.

              Property tycoon Christo Mantazis wants the one thing his riches can’t buy—the villa where his mother has lived and worked as housekeeper for forty years. That it’s the same house he was banished from after being caught making love to the owner’s irresistible daughter stirs up old memories, and now he wants her more than ever.



              Review:
              *A Copy was provided by the Publisher for an honest review (Thanks You!)*
               
                   Contract for Marriage is one of those books that have every element in the story to it's perfection. Beautiful location, great story, a brilliant cast of characters, but when you put it all together, the sum total of it just doesn't work. The book started at a high point, it had a good potential, but somewhere along the line it just felt flat. There wasn't enough depth in the stories, and I couldn't feel any emotions from the characters. I was reading a book, but was not invested in the story.

                   Ruby moves back to her home country, New Zealand from America where she works as a publicist when she heard about her mothers dead. She was never in good terms with her mother, but when she decided to reconcile their differences through her unborn baby, she is all but left alone in childhood mansion. Then walks in Christo, the maids son turned into a millionaire who was once banished from the very same mansion because of Ruby, and now wants to buy the whole damn thing. Like any other romance book, we all know what happens next, Love.

                   The part where I fail to connect was the relationship between Ruby & Christo didn't seem genuine, it was all fake even if it wasn't suppose to be. The changes were instant, and unrealistic. After a point I took it as a work of fiction because people don't act like that in real life. Overall, Contract for Marriage is a fairly well written book, and I did enjoy reading it. It is a short read that will have you satisfied by the end of the book. It had a very cute epilogue that was my favorite part of the book. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a light, simple romance with subtle drama.


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              Review: Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn

              November 16, 2012 Aman 6
              Title: Leave Me Breathless
              Author: Cherrie Lynn
              Published: Samhain Publishing; Nov 6, 2012
              Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult
              Series: Ross Siblings
                Unleashed
                Rock Me
                Leave Me Breathless

                Synopsis (from Goodreads):
                Leather and lace don't strike sparks. Or do they?

                It's Valentine's Day, but Macy Rodgers isn't feeling the love. Aside from a torrid, one-night fling in a backseat a few months back, her love life has been sorely lacking, but fortunately she has devious friends who feel like playing Cupid. Wouldn't they be shocked to learn that the match they've made for her is the same one that steamed up the back of that '69 GTO...

                Seth "Ghost" Warren has just returned to town after an extended absence. Between his grandmother's failing health, his job as a tattoo artist, his band's gigs, and a crazy ex that won't leave him alone, he's stretched thin. Cautious cowgirl Macy is the last thing he needs thrown into the mix.

                She's all country, he's all heavy metal—and Macy knows that if anyone can propel her out of her rut, it's Seth. But when their worlds collide, it's anyone guess if they'll survive with their hearts intact.

                Review:

                Ross siblings is the go-to series for smoking hot bad boys with delectable body arts. YUM!

                     Leave me Breathless left me breathless for Ghost aka Seth Warren. He was introduced in Rock Me as Brian's best buddy, and fellow worker with the most carefree attitude. I liked that Ghost, he was random, spontaneous, and fun, but in this one, we got to know Seth, who is quite frankly the opposite of Ghost. He's charming, vulnerable, caring, and I loved loved loved him. His character change was surprising yet completely reasonable given the tough shield he had around himself. 

                     Seth & Macy first met when Candace got her tattoo from Brian in the previous book. They shared a  moment of passion in the backseat's of Seth's car, and never spoke to each other again. Leave me Breathless opens up with Macy being miserable at Valentine's Day, and secretly being set up with Seth by her friends. From all of their previous interaction, I got an impression that this would be a I-hate-you-but-I-love-you kind of a romance, and I was a little disappointed when it wasn't. It turned out to be the overly used sex-friends-into-lovers kind of a story. Nothing wrong with that, the author pulled it off brilliantly, its just that I was expecting it to go in a different direction. Nevertheless, that didn't keep me from enjoying it as much as I did.

                     The best thing about Leave Me Breathless was that Macy was a strong heroine, she was upfront about her feelings, and didn't hide anything or caused any drama. I loved her in Rock Me, I wished she would have kept her bitchy side to some extend, and not turn into the obeying good girl. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't see her that goody good, which made her unrelatable to an extent. I still agree with all the qualities I mentioned about her, but she could have been so much better.

                     Leave Me Breathless was a delightful, and delicious read. Macy & Seth burnt the sheets with their fire, and it was so worth to read. Cherrie Lynn sure knows how to write the good stuff. Her books are strongly recommended for readers looking for a steamy read with realistic yet dramatic characters.


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                Feature & Follow (10)

                November 15, 2012 Aman 19
                Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.


                Q: Books are turned into movies all the time! Turn it around. What movie would make a great book?


                Oh, I love this question. I'll tell you according to some of my favorite genres:
                • Comedy/ Romantic Comedy

                 
                • Romance 
                •  Horror/ Paranormal

                As you can see, I'm not really a horror fan, and most of the paranormal/ fantasy movies are inspired from the books. So, there you go. 

                Have you seen any of them? Did you like it?
                Let me know in the comments below, and leave a link to you blog so I can say Hi!

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