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.”

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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: ❤ ❤ ❤

Music of The Heart – Katie Ashley

Hey Guys! Here’s my last reeding!

Hope you join this! 😉

Synopsis: For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple—join her brothers’ band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she’s finally ready for the limelight by becoming its fourth member. Of course, she never imagined stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater, the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train. When he mistakes her for one of his groupie’s, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn’t in his bed on purpose.

Jake Slater never imagined the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly kneeing him in the balls. Of course, the fact she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything but his type. So he is more than surprised when after betting Abby she wouldn’t last a week on their tour bus, she is more than willing to prove him wrong. But as Jake’s personal life begins to implode around him, he finds an unlikely ally in Abby. He’s never met a woman he can talk to, joke with, or most importantly make music with.

As the week starts comes to a close, neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go. Can a sweetheart Country songstress and a bad boy of Rock N Roll actually have a future together?


Review: The first book of the Runway Train serie, brings us the story of Abby Renard . She goes to a rock festival to meet her brothers, but somehow she falls like an angel from heaven on the Runway Train’s bus, specifically in the bed of the famous Jake Slater. Differently than all the girls would, Abby got’s extremely angry with Jake’s harassment and does everything to get way as fast as possible of that bus.

But when Jake accuses her of being just a spoiled girl,Abby decides she has to prove hes worth and, as missionary ‘s daughter, she believes that she can handle anything. What she doesn’t realize is that hers main challenge isn’t to live in a bus with four bad manners men, but dealing with her ​​confused feelings about the problematic Jake Slater .

Will Abby’s good heart be able to save Jake of the hellish situation that he’s living and help him get through it ? Or they just will see that the differences between them are too big?


My print:

To be honest, I had some initial difficulty with the book because I thought the story a little bit unrealistic in principle. (How someone accepts live in a bus with total strangers because of a bet?) But after I accepted that’s the fantasy that makes us dream with books, I got really involved with the plot.

I thought interesting to bring some musical aspects that gave a unique touch to the novel, ’cause I know that this is indeed the mode of expression of many people and I could feel the emotion of it.

Also the secondary characters are endearing, although they aren’t too many .
And I need to say that I think I wouldn’t have the patience of Abby with Jake ‘s mistakes , but it’s really beautiful how she’s comprehensive of him, and the way they engage in a delicate moment for his life.

And despite the defects, Jake makes some love declarations which are well deserved to appear in a movie! It made me sigh several times! ❤

I think anyone who likes music will love it!

I barely know how to be

with someone when I’m whole.

How the hell am I supposed to be

with you when I’m so fucking broken?

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Slammed – Colleen Hoover

 Synopsis: 

Layken Cohen isn’t your typical 18-year-old. After the recent death of her father, she is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s slowly losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for “slamming.” Will and Layken immediately form an intense and emotional connection neither of them knew they needed until it was found. However, the two of them are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their relationship to a halt.

Once again, Layken must put on a brave face and accept that which she cannot control, but when a family secret comes into play, it becomes the ultimate test of her resolve. Unable to accept the harsh reality of her future, Layken puts everything at risk and turns to Will for solace.

Both Layken and Will struggle as they attempt to find a balance between that which keeps them apart and the feelings that pull them together.


Review: 

This book tells the story of Layken whom, after her father’s death, is forced by her mother to move to Michigan. Even being miserable, she can see a light at the end of the tunnel when she meets her new neighbor, Will.

An immediate connection is established between them, then Will invites her to a meeting as she has ever had in life. He takes her to an unbelievable poetry competition called Slam, that shocks and delights her at the same time (at this part ‘m already in love with Will ❤ ) .When Will appears on stage, she discovers that her new neighbor has a past even sadder and darker than hers.

Excited at the prospect of a relationship with Will, Lake discover abruptly that they can’t be together. Now they will have to learn to deal with their feelings and, especially, to find a balance between reason and emotion.


My print:

I think the review may sound like another cliché romance, but it isn’t! I just finished the book in one day! All the characters are deep and passionate, and the narrative touches you deeply well (I was cried in two parts) , making you rethink your own life and how to face it .

There’s a reflection about the priorities of our choices and family ties , whether of blood or not. Just wonderful!
The poems are also incredible and touching . There’s no way not to get involved.

Another thing that had forgotten: the beginning of each chapter is an excerpt from a song of The Avett Brothers that has some connection with the chapter, I loved this detail too!

I also already read Point of Retreat and just loved it too!
I look forward to reading This Girl, the last book of the Slammed trilogy .

Colleen Hover just came into my favorite authors list!

So you keep your ocean,

I’ll take the Lake.

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Vision in White – Nora Roberts

9780515150643_p0_v1_s260x420Synopsis:

With bridal magazine covers to her credit, Mackensie “Mac” Elliot is most at home behind the camera—ready to capture the happy moments she never experienced while growing up. Her father replaced his first family with a second, and now her mother, moving on to yet another man, begs Mac for attention and money. Mac’s foundation is jostled again moments before an important planning meeting when she bumps into the bride-to-be’s brother…an encounter that has them both seeing stars.


Review:

The serie Bride Quartet tells the story of four women, childhood friends, who share a wedding company. It’s four books that tell each one romance story.

In this book, the first one, it’s introduce the company that they share (by the way a dreaming company) and it is focus on Mac. Each girl has a function in the company and Mac is the photographer.


My print:

I have pre-concept with Nora Roberts, I assume. I don´t know why but I do. I read this book only because a friend of mine read and insist on me to read too.

I was surprised with the book. It’s not a foolish book like I thought, or a market one. It’s a good book. Not a five star book with full of emotions and surprising (my favorite kind of book), but it is a good reading. It’s a story to read when you want to relax, when you just want to get involved with a book and dream about it.

It’s a dreaming book, fact! The story about friends working together, specially working with weddings, it’s really a dream. I kept imagining how would be something like that in my real life (or my dream real life).

With an easy writing, the reading is pleasant.

For me, the main romance in this book wasn’t the climax of the story. I thought the romance was cliche, but the story context was really great and compensate it.

I recommend this book for who want a light romance with a nice dreaming story.

 Love’s scary, and sometimes it’s transient. But it’s worth the risks and the nerves. It’s even worth the pain.

Note: ❤ ❤ ❤