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.

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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: ❤ ❤ ❤

Fallen Too Far – Abby Glines

16070903Synopsis:

When Blaire Wynn’s mother passed away, Blaire’s life changed in an instant. Having cared for her sick mother for the last three years, suddenly Blaire has to leave the small farmhouse in Alabama they shared, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. But what she isn’t prepared for is the lifestyle change that comes with the move, and she knows she’ll never fit into the new world of luxury and extravagance that suddenly surrounds her. Even worse, her father has run off to Paris for the summer with his wife, leaving her stranded with Rush, her new stepbrother, who’s irritating, arrogant and seriously sexy. 

Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous; his famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no. Blaire knows he is anything but good for her, but somehow she can’t fight the attraction she’s feeling, especially when she starts to think the attraction might be mutual… Rush is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that Blaire just may have fallen too far.


Review:

After a perfect childhood living with her twin sister and her lovely father and sweet mother, Blaire’s world starts turning down with her sister’s death. The whole family was destroyed after that. Since the disaster, her father abandoned her and her mother. With a broken heart, they try to move on, but they were surprised by Blaire’s mother mortal disease. Then she spends the whole youth taking care of her mother by herself.

Unfortunately, with her mother’s death, she has no place to go. Putting her pride besides, she calls her father and ask to live with him. With an address and a number, she gets into the place informed by her father and she comes across his absence. She is (very bad) welcomed by her stepbrother, who give to her one month to live in his home.


My print:

I immediately felt in love with the story. The life made Blaire become mature early, which gave us a strong character.

It’s not a surprise that the romance centers on Blaire and her stepbrother Rush. I liked the way the romance growled – slowly and with a mystery about Rush that’s always in the middle of them, creating a conflict in Rush and impeding their romance.

I think the story was very original, some scenes between them were not less than epic. I read this book more than four times, it certainly entered in my fav list.

But I also have complaining to do. The end of the book was really really awful, it’s the kind that doesn’t put an end in the story, it has a (forced) link for the next book. I extremely hate books ending like this, I think it is much appellative, too much marketing for the next book.

Even that, it doesn’t ruin the nice story that the book bring to us.

I had fallen too far. I was in love with Rush Finlay.

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: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Beautiful Disaster

Synopsis: 

Beautiful Disaster – The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.


Review: 

Abby Abernathy and her best friend America move to a distant city to go to college so they could get away from the troubled Abby past. It’s the principle of new life that Abby wants. Then she meets Travis Maddox, the badboy who breaks all the girls heart. He’s just concerned with the total rejection from Abby for him, since definitely it isn’t common for him. Travis makes money in the fight clubs, and to make matters worse, he’s cousin  of the new America’s boyfriend, which means that they are forced to spend more time together than she’d like. In the meantime, they make a bet – if she loses, she’ll have to spend a month living in his apartment. Amid the charming way of Travis and his opposite way to a Prince Charming, Abby reproves everything on him and she fight against all ber feelings predicting a disaster and the return of the shadows of her past. Therefore they’ll need to greatly strive to achieve live with one another and keep this unusual friendship.


My print:

First of all to say that this is one of our favorite books. I just love Jamie McGuire!
She has a wonderful writing and can pass all the necessary emotions to understand the characters. I must also say that this case doesn’t have much to do with the story (what’s the butterfly thing?).

The book has 418 pages and has a great format, then you can enjoy it a lot. I did not want it to end ever! (On page 100 I was so happy because it’d still have a lot to read).
It’s definitely a book that held me. When I was almost discouraged thinking that the plots would be resolved, came another unexpected and surprising. The story – in relative terms – is very realistic, bringing well-constructed characters, including the secondary characters. Also portrays a realistic relationship, with all its problems and misunderstandings. And Abby was a relief endless view a protagonist without attitude, moving away from the characters with low esteem, passionate and condescending of the last books I’ve read.

I think I could talk about it for hours, but I’ll stop now if any of you guys are interested in reading it.

Who else loves Travis Maddox??? ❤ ❤

This was the boy I love.

A little bit messy. A little bit ruined.

A beautiful disaster. Just like me.

Note:  ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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