Something Borrowed – Emilly Griffin

What’s it about: 

Rachel and Darcy are best friends since forever. They grow up together, made high school and even throught college, they still were best friends. But, in this friendship, Darcy was the star – the prettiest, the funniest – , and Rachel has always been at the second place. So, when Rachel reaches thirty, there’s Darcy too, like she thought. Nothing else of what Rachel imagined to herself is there, though. No dream job, no children, no husband. Darcy, on the other side, has everything – including Dex, her beautiful and patient fiancè – whom Rachel introduced to her. Then, somehow after some drinks Rachel makes out with Dex. Now, things get complicated when she has to deal with her feelings for him and her loyalty to her friend.


What I thought:

My first thought was: ‘there is no way for I like a novel with best friend’s betrayal.’ At the first page I was already hating Darcy, though. But I had so many questions during the reading, and the most important was: Why someone will ever have a bitch as her best friend?

The fact is that I’m such a romantic and sometimes I kind of liked the feelings between Rachel and Dex.

Most of the time I got pissed with Rachel’s personality or her lack of it. She could’t recognize her feelings for the guy? Okay, I can handle that. But how can’t she know who is her best friend indeed? Is she blind? Oh my God, I just wanted hit her!

Well, after all, things get better and the final confrontation was really funny – a little sad, but funny! And the end is kind of cute too.

Despite all these bad things, the writter still makes you get stuck in the reading! It really surprised me! I definitely will read another of her books!


What I loved:

  • Emily Griffin’s writing – it’s awsome!
  • The New York background
  • Some parts of Rachel and Dex’s romance.
  • Ethan ❤ (yes, I actually have a inclination to like the wrong guy)

What I didn’t like:

  • Rachel’s passivity. What kind of person takes 30 years to realize that your best friend is actually a bitch?
  • Main character with with low self-steam. This thing of ‘she is the prettiest, the funniest’ is really boring.
  • Dex’s lack of pro-activity
  • The lack os loyalty of their friendship – to me it’s not a friendship at all.

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤

“But I have learned that you make your own happiness,

that part of going for what you want means losing something else.

And when the stakes are high, the losses can be that much greater.”

Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover

What’s it about: 

Tate moves to her brother’s apartment in San Francisco, and what she finds is a very different house that she expected. Now he is a airplane pilot and lives in a high rise in dowtown. Over there Tate meets Miles, her brother’s speechless friend. Miles knows the ugly side of love and he has no plans about live that side again. Somehow, he feels a unexpected attraction for Tate, and she obviously feels the same way for him. She thinks that she can handle with a only-sex relationship, but sometimes hearts really gets infiltrated.


What I thought:

It’s a crush-with-your-brother’s-friend novel and I kind of love this! It’s one of my favorite type of novel.
At the firsts pages I was already in love with it. Couldn’t put it down until I finish. There’s no slow start, It’s intense from beginning to the end.
In a first impression it could seen like a silly history, but it’s really deep and touching. Sometimes I wanted hit Tate, another times Miles. They really upseted me in just two or three parts! Most of time I got a smile stuck on my face. I also experienced much angst, though. I have no idea what is living what Miles lived. I just wanted hug him and take all his pain way. I really loved all the history, and Colleen Hoover pleasured me one more time!


What I loved:

– This cover and the title;
– That we could see all the characters points of view;
– The intensity and deepness of the history;
– That I cried one or two times;
– That sometimes Tate was really tough;
– This piloto thing that’s really hot!
– Miles at all. ❤

What I didn’t like:

– Sometimes I just wanted yell to Tate punches Miles;
– I would like to see more present miles’ point of view;
– That I’m not Tate 😥

You can see there isn’t a lot of things i didn’t like, maybe because I just loved it!

** And the best: Ugly Love is  currently being turned into a movie!! Yayy! The cameras are already rolling in Toronto for Ugly Love. They don’t have a official release date, but it’s in 2016! I’m really excited!

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Ugly love becomes you

Consumes you.

Makes you hate it all.

Makes you realize that all the beautiful parts aren’t even worth it.

Without the beautiful, you’ll never risk feeling this.

You’ll never risk feeling the ugly.

Never Never Part 2 – Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

Hey Guys! Finally, here’s the most wanted book of this year for me until now! Let’s go!

Synopsis: “Never forget that I was your first real kiss. Never forget that you’ll be my last.
And never stop loving me between all of them.
Never stop, Charlie.
Never forget.”

Silas races against time as more truths unravel, while others twist tighter together. And now, the stakes are higher as Silas’ control slips and others begin to point fingers. Charlie is in trouble and he must be the one to bridge the chasm between their past and their present. Because somewhere between I love yous and Never Nevers and Never Agains, a truth they can’t imagine, beckons to be found.

“Where are you, Charlie?”


Review: 

Now, Charlie and Silas already figured out some things of what happened to then, but there are still so many blank spaces!

Somehow, Chalie gets in trouble and Silas has to find a way to save her. What they don’t know is that this strange thing happening to Charlie can reveal some important clues for then.

We still don’t know how-why-what is happening, but now there are much more information about who they are/were and about they previus lives.


My Thoughts: 

I can’t tell more on the review without spoillers. And, in fact, I think almost everything is a spoiller!

But I need to say that this synopsis makes me fall everytime I read this. It’s so amazing. Things we figure out during the reading are so exciting! Every new single thing came with a lot of new questions, and all we want is to figure out what the hell is going on!

As much we know more Charlie and Silas before whatever happend, more we have empathy with them. There is a reason for all that bad behavior of them. And Silas is the cutest ever ( ❤ ) ! I can’t even describe how i loved him on this book!

There’s stiil a cliffhanger at the end, leaving us forward and there’s no official release date for the last book! 😦

This serie is such a big puzzle, and a see no solve for this. Everything can happen. And I kind of love this!

The only snag is that this books are short-length novels, and I have the feeling that it could perfectly be just one normal length book. Maybe it’s the author’s purpose, but I thing I would like it more if it was just one book!

I need the next one now!!

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Loving Mr. Daniels – Brittainy C. Cherry

Synopsis: 

To Whom it May Concern,

It was easy to call us forbidden and harder to call us soulmates. Yet I believed we were both. Forbidden soulmates.

When I arrived to Edgewood, Wisconsin I didn’t plan to find him. I didn’t plan to stumble into Joe’s bar and have Daniel’s music stir up my emotions. I had no clue that his voice would make my hurts forget their own sorrow. I had no idea that my happiness would remember its own bliss.

When I started senior year at my new school, I wasn’t prepared to call him Mr. Daniels, but sometimes life happens at the wrong time for all the right reasons.

Our love story wasn’t only about the physical connection.

It was about family. It was about loss. It was about being alive. It was silly. It was painful. It was mourning. It was laughter.It was ours.

And for those reasons alone, I would never apologize for loving Mr. Daniels.

-Ashlyn Jenning


Review: 

Ashlyn Jenning lost everything. She lost her twin sister, because of it she lost her mother who couldn’t look at her anymore. She lost her home and then she goes to live with the father she had lost a long time ago. He is just a total stranger to her, but she has no choice.

But, as she arrives at Wiscosin, things starts to change when she knows a mysterious guy. He invites her to go to his show at some bar, and she gets amazed with him without knowing that he is her high school teacher.

Daniel had a hard life time too, but he found some relief at his music and in his job – the job which make impossible his relationship with Ashlyn.

Now, they will have to handle with the fact that the only thing that looks like could help them can’t happen.


My Opnion:

I don’t know actually why, but I expected something a lot of different than this book is. By the name, it made me think it was a hot new adult novel. But actually it’s a so much deeper history. A history about the human nature and they real pain.

My eyes filled with tears several times, but I didn’t really cried. It’s such a touching history, that makes you think about your own life, and how things could be so much difficult and how, even then, there are ways to find the way back to happiness.

It’s about pure love in the essence. And the how powerfull this love can be. Mainly the family love. It’s really beautiful.

And there was some parts (mainly one chapter ❤ ) that I thought just perfect.

But despite all of this, I didn’t felt in the history. Maybe because I wasn’t expecting so many losses and pain, ou because I never lived nothing like they lived… I couldn’t establish the conection with the characters.

Still, I think it worth the reading! It’s really touching.

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ and a half ❤

The best things in life aren’t easy.

They are tough, they are painful, and they are raw.

That makes the arrival to the final destination that much sweeter.

Never Never – Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

Hi everybody! Today I finished one of the mosts anticipated romances of 2015 and I wanna share with you! Here we go!

Synopsis: A novella series.

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.

Complete strangers since this morning.

He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.


Review: 

I guess this is the smaller synopsis ever! But tells us most of everything we need to know.

At one school morning, Charlie and Silas find themselves without any memory of who they are, where they are or who are their family and friends.

With the narrative switching between Charlie’s and Silas’ point of view, they try to figure it out what happened to them and how to handle with all the things that they discover about themselves and each other. Most of them, they want just forget.


My Opinion: 

I guess I should probably stop making the review to not to give spoilers, but I could talk about this book for hours!

At the firsts few pages I thought it kind of boring and (believe me or not) I wonderd if I should stop my reading. I am a Colleen Hoover’s fan, but I never had read anything of Tarryn Fisher and I thought it woundn’t probably work.

But, gladly, I was sooo wrong!

When I got into the story, I couldn’t leave it until I finish! I just loved the discover of the relationship of Charlie and Silas, just loved the feelings between them, and just loved the writing of Hoover and Tarryn together.

It’s a very singular book, with a very different type of development, but I thought it was amazing.

The only negative point about it is the huge cliffhanger at the end, despite it was expected. Now I will be counting the minutes until may 17th for the next one! Hope all the answers are in there!

If I were dead like Snow White and he kissed me like that,

surely my heart would kick back to life.

That I’d be the one to slay dragons for that kiss.

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ and a half ❤

Beautiful Oblivion – Jamie McGuire

Synopsis: Fiercely independent Camille “Cami” Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.

Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.

As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.


Review:

First of all I need to fix the book’s synopsis book:
Cami has three younger brothers and a cousin indeed. That doesn’t make any difference in history, but still I can’t understand how they cound let pass an error like this.

OK. Now, the review:

Cami is an independent girl. She works and lives alone since she found herself in condition to leave her tumultuous parents house. All she wanted was a quiet life, preferably next to her wonderful boyfriend T.J. But things get difficult when he moves to California because of his work and she sees herself in a weird relationship, since they hardly see and talk to each other.

And in one of the weekends that T.J. cancels the meeting with her, Trenton Maddox decides to approach her.
Cami knows Trenton since school and she is sure about one thing: Maddox brothers are trouble.

After making it clear that she has a boyfriend and she just wants his friendship, they begin to spend much time together.
The problem is that there’s a tragic secret about Trenton’s past, and now Cami is hiding something that can change everything between then.


Now we’ll do something different.

Both of us read this book, and both of us will share our impressions! Yaay!

Nina’s Opinion:

This is the #1 Maddox Brother’s book, spin -off series to Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster .

I’m suspect to write about it because I just love Jamie’s writing and she didn’t disappoint me. The rhythm is less intense than the Beautiful Disaster, but equally addictive.

No matter how incredible it may seem, even if dealing with Maddox brothers, the story is completely different. Trent’s personality is quite distinct from Travis ( ❤ ), but it’s still possible to see some fascinating similarities. Cami also has a strong and outstanding personality, even though I didn’t feel much identification with her.

The development of their relationship is delicious and very realistic, in one way that you can feel all the conflicting emotions. It’s absolutely impossible not fall in love with Trent’s cute and loose behavior. And how cute is he taking care of Olive?

The plot is staged at the same place  and time as Beautiful Disaster and we can have some delicious glimpses of Abby and Travis, and it’s reveal things that hadn’t been well explained at the firsts books. And the author does it masterfully.

And I need to say: What end was that???? I spent more then 20 minutos to recover myself! Just breathtaking!

I’m already looking forward to reading the nexts!

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤  and a half ❤

Silvana’s Opinion:

I was cautions to read this book. I really loved Beautiful and Walking Disaster and I was afraid that Jamie Mcguire was writing this book just for marketing, and getting a link with BD and WD just for sell one more book. Then, I was totally surprised, the book was fantastic! With an original story, strong characters and real great writing, McGuire just catch me. The things that more impressed me was the links between this story and Travis’ one, it was awesome! I kept thinking how could she do that!

I was giving a four star for the book when, unexpectedly, in last words for the last page, the story revelation hit my face. I was not less than chocked. I had to to come back some pages to assimilate the reality of that last words.

I have to tell: It worths the reading, it worths every page. With this book Jamie Mcguire joined (with glorious) my author fav list. Mcguire is diva. I cannot wait to read the next one. Come to me, Beautiful Redemption!

“I was just thinking now was as good a time as any

to acknowledge that you’re perfect

and it wouldn’t suck if you fell madly in love with me anytime soon.”

My Stepbrother The Dom – Arabella Quin

Hey you guys! Here’s the complete review of this different romance – ok, not so different… Hope you like it!

Synopsis: 

For years, I had the worst crush on my stepbrother, Cole Hunter. We used to ride bikes, skateboard and go fishing together – now I couldn’t even be in the same room as him without my pulse racing. One cocky half-grin from Cole would have my face blushing while my panties melted. It was insane – and completely humiliating.

It was a painful secret that I guarded fiercely. Cole was off-limits. Forbidden. If he knew how I felt, I would die of embarrassment.

I avoided Cole for years, until one wild night, when my best friend took me to a club. I thought I was going to see a grunge band, but it turned out to be a much kinkier kind of club. A club where anything goes, and well, things got a little crazy. Make that a lot crazy.


Review:

As the title suggests, this novel tells the story of the stepbrothers Ava and Cole. They grew up together, but in adolescence they moved away, partly by circumstances of life and in part by improper mutual attraction.

So Ava follows her own life without ever getting fall in love with someone else. But this story takes a different turn when Ava goes to a sex club with her best friend, and even virgin, there she gets terrified and delighted with the Dom Master Royce, without suspecting that he is her own stepbrother.

When things get more intense and deep between them, they suddenly split. Now they will have to deal with this confusing situation when they find out that in fact they are falling in love for each other.


My print: 

This book changed my opnion several times. At first I had a hard time believing this story, the beginning is a little forced. I just couldn’t accept the fact of them don’t recognize each other because, as much as they used masks and different names, they still had the voice! And how someone doesn’t recognize the voice of her own brother? I almost gave up reading. But I decided to carry on and then it really improved compared to the beginning.

The novel revolves exclusively around the erotic relationship between Ava and Cole.
From the middle to the end, the story delves a bit more on the characters and the difficulties they face because of their relationship, but sex is certainly the main focus and the hot scenes are well described.

I’d thought that the novel was about BDSM, but in fact Cole isn’t a Dom and I thought cool this recognition of his identity.
Also it almost don’t have any secondary character, outside their parents, and her best friend who appears at the beginning of history, but she’s never mentioned again, which was weird.

I also found that some parts of the story weren’t well explained and seemed meaningless to me.
I thought really cool the well placed references to 50 Shades of Gray.

And Cole is really cute and hot! ❤

Worth reading for those who enjoy erotic books and stepbrother’s romances, but not recommend it to everyone.


Shh. It’s almost time to stop talking,

because I want to show you exactly how I feel about you.”

“Almost time?”

Cole smiled. “Almost. Because first I want to tell you… I love you, Ava.”

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤