Category: Adult Fiction


Hearken by Kristen Day — Release Day Blitz!

Posted 22 July, 2014 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Book Promo, New Adult, YA / 0 Comments

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Hearken ( Daughters Of the Sea #4 ) 

Now Available!

7/22/14

Haven’t read the first 3 in the series?! Get caught up while they are on sale!

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Daughters of the Sea Series! 

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When the evil you fear is born from within, who will save us…from ourselves?

Sometimes our souls hear what our minds and hearts refuse to accept. It will whisper its continuous cadence until we’re strong enough to glimpse the truth. But when the soul’s whispers morph into screams, we’re forced to gaze into the mirrors of time and see ourselves for who we really are.

Grappling with her newfound leadership position, Stasia begins to experience a recurring nightmare of murder, as well as curious reveries about a violet-eyed girl who can control the moon. When tragedy grips the Tydes and several important relics are stolen from the Sons of Daimon, Stasia’s Council leaves for the forgotten island of Atlantis. Unfortunately Atlantis harbors its own secrets, and they are all calling to Stasia. As her nightmares become worse and she begins to lose control of her mind, those around her must find a way to reach her…and fast.

Olivia Campbell is used to getting what she wants, when she wants it. But destiny never asked Olivia what she wanted. Being Chosen to be a Paladin at birth had not been something she wanted, and she definitely hadn’t wanted her charge to be Anastasia. Unfortunately their irritatingly persistent Atlantean guide, Sebastian, seems to know all about her and the secrets she’s been hiding. As she fights to protect Stasia from an unknown force, Olivia’s own courage and loyalty will be tested in ways she never imagined. Will she be able to tell Stasia the truth before it’s too late for them both.

 

 

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About Kristen Day

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I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I’ve been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses – swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn’t pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?). 

When I’m not writing I’m making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband.

 

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3 stars to Unbound by Georgia Bell

Posted 5 January, 2014 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Mature, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Reviews, Romance, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments

After her father dies, Rachel realizes she is scared and stuck. Scared of heights, of cars, of disasters harming the people she loves. Stuck in a life that is getting smaller by the minute. Stuck with a secret she has kept all her life: Someone has been watching over her since birth. Someone who tends to show up when she needs him the most. Someone she believes is her guardian angel. 

Eaden is a 1,500-year-old immortal who wants to die. Drained by a life stretched too thin, he has requested his final reward – a mortal sacrifice bred specifically to bring him death. But something went wrong. Rachel’s ability to grant death has mutated in ways that threaten to upset the uneasy alliance between mortals and immortals. And utterly beguiled, Eaden discovers that although Rachel is the key to his death, because of her, he no longer wants to die. And he will do anything to protect her. 

Swept into a world of legends, caught between the warring political factions of immortals, and carrying the future of mortal kind in her flesh and bone, Rachel must risk everything to save her world and the man she loves.

A copy of Unbound was given in exchange for an honest review. 🙂

Review

The idea behind this book is intriguing, that mortals have been guided through the ages by immortals or “ancients”. They each have a Mafte’ach, a human who is the “key” to ending their existence  when that becomes intolerable.

The story begins by showing the world in which main character Rachel lives in. She is a quiet, narrow minded character with only one friend and a mother who buries herself in her work as a nurse. Rachel is apparently afraid of most things and because of this and her constant “seeing” the same male figure, Eaden, on the fringes of her life, she is under the care of a counsellor.

The prose is highly descriptive, if long-winded at times, but it sets a gentle, slow pace to what, in essence is an unusual romance, with various ethical dilemmas along the way. As for the pace, it eventually does pick up when the two central characters, Rachel and Eaden, become threatened by outside forces and the scene switches from North America to Scotland and then London. There are introductions to new characters, such as Amerlyn who is Eaden’s mentor, and a community of witches who give more life to the story. They help to make it more interesting by adding background to Eaden’s life.

This is a pleasant book overall, but rather uneven in pace and would have benefitted from a more eventful first half. The imaginative twist at the end was an unexpected surprise, which made me pleased that I had persevered to the last page.

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5 stars to I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Posted 10 October, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments

I’ve lost it. 🙁 

The only thing in the world I wasn’t supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It’s been in Magnus’s family for three generations. And now, the very same day his parents are coming, I’ve lost it. The very same day. Do not hyperventilate, Poppy. 

Stay positive!! 🙂

A couple of glasses of bubbly with the girls and Poppy’s life has gone into meltdown. Not only has she lost her engagement ring, but in the panic that followed, she’s lost her phone too. When she spots an abandoned phone in a bin it seems it was meant to be.Finders Keepers!

Except the phone’s owner, elusive businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back, and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading all his messages and wading into his personal life. Can things get any more tangled?

 

Review:

“Please stand by while the reviewer cries her heart out” Okay so maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but OH MY GOD.

Someone could have warned me how much I’d turn to mush after reading this!

I’ve not read Sophie Kinsella books for years, and man, have I missed them?! They’re always so quirky and easy to read, and generally make you want to laugh and awwwwww at the same time.

I fell in love with this book. I’ve Got Your Number is one of those books that’s hip enough for the modern generation, but also wistful and romantic for older folk (although I’m not that old so yeah…). The text messages in this…whose idea was that? It was genius, romantic, funny, sweet. I just….*melts*

Poppy Wyatt is what I would call a fairly common example of the average woman. She’s strong but also has her issues, she’s clumsy, she’s logical, she’s funny, and she’s nice. I mean okay so maybe not a COMMON example. I’m not quite as stupid as she was when she would send off certain emails and then shit hits the fan. Hahaha. I swear, I wish I could have been there to tell her, “NO! STOP IT, POPPY!”

Sam Roxton. WHAT can I say? He started off as a moody, uptight businessman. And he turned out to be one hell of a guy. Dare I say it? Poppy + Sam = OTP! (OKAY cheesiness out of the way. ooh I rhymed.)

I love these books where you, the reader, can feel the connection between two characters BEFORE the characters, themselves, do. It’s like you’re having a birds eye view of this extraordinary encounter and they have no clue what’s about to happen. Literally, NO clue. And at the same time, it was like watching a tv show, or movie. So…clear in my head of who these people were, and what was happening.

There were a lot of adult-y subjects (weddings, political matters, cheating scandals, etc etc) but at the same time, it didn’t seem to take away the fact this is a fun, romantic story about two people, completely different in personalities and lifestyles, who find themselves thrown together through the most ridiculous of situations possible. Who throws a nice phone in a BIN?!  *note to self: cherish phone forever. It may one day hop, skip, and leave you.*

I can’t say much more than that I really really really REALLY loved this book. Sure, certain characters (Willow. Lucinda. And at times, Magnus.) got on my bloody nerves, but that was part of the point. All of the other characters had their own intricate ways of being important, and that’s what I like. Not just standbys that don’t really say anything.

But can I just point out: THE ENDING! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! (no spoilers, though.) I slapped my legs so hard, I’m pretty sure I left hand prints on them. >_<

I don’t know why I left so long to read this, but I am so damned glad I read it and I must, MUST read the other books of Sophie’s I have lying around. This is the kind of Adult Contemporary that is just right for me. No explicit sex, no unnecessary swearing (although there is SOME so be warned if you’re sensitive to bad language) just modern fun, typical girl behaviour, and romance that’ll have you hugging the book (well, I did.) and curling into a ball because you wish that had happened to you. Just saying.

Kat

 

 

 

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3.5 stars to Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye

Posted 11 August, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, New Adult, Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments

Two strangers…

Makenna James thinks her day can’t get any worse, until she finds herself stranded in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call, the pin-striped accountant catches only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights go out.

Four hours…

Caden Grayson is amused when a harried redhead dashes into his elevator fumbling her bags and cell phone. His amusement turns to panic when the power fails. Despite his piercings, tats, and vicious scar, he’s terrified of the dark and confined spaces. Now, he’s trapped in his own worst nightmare.

One pitch-black elevator…

To fight fear, they must reach out and open up. With no preconceived notions based on looks to hold them back, they discover just how much they have in common. In the warming darkness, attraction grows and sparks fly, but will they feel the same when the lights come back on?

Review:

Hearts in Darkness. I have been dying to read this book for awhile now. The cover is just so sexy that I was like, how have I not read it yet?! I finally did! And literally… it took me from about… 9:45 in the morning until about noon. I devoured this book in a matter of a few hours I had to kill. I didn’t want to put the book down! It was really good! And it’s different and interesting and rather unique in my mind.

Meet Makenna and Caden. Makenna is a young woman about 25, working as an accountant of forensic. A rather smart, intelligent girl. A gorgeous red head at that, too. Caden; paramedic, 28, and FINE AS ALL GET OUT; tattoos, piercings, tall, buff. Yummy. These are your characters.

The plot? They are in an elevator. Going down, leaving for the day. No, they do not know each other, AT ALL. No, Makenna doesn’t even get a glimpse of Caden. Caden got a sneak peak as he held the elevator door for her as she came frantically in trying to manage her bags and her phone. Going down? Not quite yet. The elevator STOPS. LIGHTS OUT. It’s pitch BLACK. They are literally stuck. So, what is the most logical thing to do? They talk. For 4 hours. They talk about a lot of things. They truly get to know each other on a different level because they are basing their knowledge of one another off of who they are on the inside because they can’t see the outside.

I will start off with this. This short novella is rather interesting and it’s different. I like the concept because it is actually something that could happen. Getting stuck in an elevator? That may be my worst nightmare. Claustrophobic and slightly scared of the dark? Not a good place for ME to be. Nor Caden actually… but you will learn about him when you start reading! It’s just such a different concept for a story that I really enjoyed that.

On the other hand… how things end up happening… I was like, really? It’s only been a couple of hours and that happened? And now this… what? Really? Why? I mean I get why, and I probably would have done the same because of the heightened emotion, but still. Some components were slightly unbelievable.

In the end, it was really sweet. I won’t give it away, but I liked the ending. I felt it completed the novella well and I was happy with what happened.

Overall, it’s a good story. Interesting, different, sort of realistic in certain components. I just really loved watching the characters get to know each other on a verbal connection. It wasn’t because they thought the other was hot or whatever. They talked, they shared, they felt compassion. It was refreshing to see that.

Like the tattooed boys? It’s worth the read for Caden. I need me one of those!!  Definitely a good short summer read! Sexy, unique, and short. Go Caden! And Makenna as well 😉

 

-Christy Lyn

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4.5 stars to Real by Katy Evans

Posted 10 August, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Mature, New Adult, Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments

A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . .

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?

 

Review:

I was dying to read this book the moment I saw the cover. A good cover does wonders for me and I was dying to read it. Finally, I got it on sale on Amazon and couldn’t resist! I had to start is ASAP. Man… I am glad I finally got this book.

It’s about a boxer and fresh out of college, physical therapist. Brooke seems to be a very “to herself” type of person. Not too outgoing or crazy. Just kind of a simple girl who is out looking for a job in her new field; physical therapy. Until her friend takes her to a boxing match with one of thee hottest boxers ever. And he spots her. And instantly… like quite literally instantly connects with her. It’s actually the most bizarre and sexiest thing I have ever read. I have never seen a man do what he did and I just… can I find a boxer like that? #swoon.

So obviously the next step for Remy is to get her number and find her. Not only to give her some front row tickets to his next match but also some back stage passes. Hot right? But then he does something I never thought a man would. You would think a man like Remy, who gets any woman he wants, would try and get her to sleep with him right then and there. Actually, no. Remy hires her; as his physical therapist. To prevent injury. Even hotter right??  She gets to touch all over him and get paid to do it. HA, I want this job.

So there ya go. That’s as far as I’ll tell you. This book is filled with such sexual tension, it’s beyond crazy. I feel for Remy. I feel for Brooke. Their situation is different and sexual and crazy. I had a feeling about Remy, but I was shocked to read the extent of his secrets. But it only made me want to hug him and support him even more. Which is why I tended to get pissed at Brooke towards the end… but that’s a different conversation.

I loved this whole book. I devoured it in about a day without any issues. Each chapter ended in a way that kept me going. My favorite thing about this book probably was Remy. Yes, I have read my fair share of hot, tatted, and troubled boys, but Remy is very different. He is a very different character and I liked that about him. I also enjoyed that these characters were like 21 and older. It’s refreshing to see adults falling into these crazy romantic relationships. I’m so used to reading about teenagers getting into relationships like this; intense and fast and hard. I liked that I could relate in age here!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good contemporary story with twists and turns. And especially a story about a very troubled, sexy, tatted boxer

Christy Lyn

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5 stars to Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Posted 30 July, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Mature, New Adult, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.

REVIEW:

NOTE: DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU HAVE READ HOPELESS. I include spoilers.

Okay. Losing Hope is Hopeless from Dean/Holder’s POV. It’s the same story from different eyes. I seriously will tell you if you loved Hopeless, you will love Losing Hope. Loved Holder? You’re going to fall in love all over again. I did.

I already loved Hopeless. I was actually nervous when I saw that this book was actually Hopeless from Holder’s POV. I wasn’t sure… I loved Hopeless so much that I wasn’t sure if another POV could do it justice. I was wrong. So wrong. On so many levels. Not just “am I getting the same ole story” no. You are NOT. You get so much more…

Holder was amazing in Hopeless. His heart, strength, hope, love, patience, just everything about him made him just absolutely perfect in Hopeless. Losing Hope made my heart ache for him even more. You get a look at things that you would have never known from reading Hopeless.  Without giving too much away… you get to see what Holder went through with his sister… his family… and the emotional struggle he went though when meeting Sky. All things included.

I loved reading things from his side. I remember hating him for storming off in the café at school when he saw Sky’s bracelet. I was like, why would you do that?! But seeing what Holder was going through… I understood. I feel as though I gained a new respect for him here. Many times I was like “wow what an ass… who does that?” it’s not until the end of Hopeless do you think you understand Holder. I thought I understood him too. Not until I finished Losing Hope.

Holder is heartbreakingly beautiful. What he went through, no brother should have to do. As an older sister… the idea of my brother… I literally do not know if I could function. But I mean on top of that, he already had the guilt of Hope. I don’t know how he stood so tall… how he was able to live day after day. But… I guess it was that he always had Hope. The moment he met Sky, his whole world changed. Not for the fact of “Hope” but he fell in love. Not with that she could have been or what she was but for who she was no matter what (if that even makes ANY sense…) he loved HER no matter what her past held and she the same. Their love is just simply beautiful…

*SPOILER: And I mean come on… Holder freaking loved her since they were little kids. He knew her for SO long. Lost her for SO long. Found her. And fell in love ALL over again* 

Overall… I LOVED Losing Hope. It was amazing, I got to relive Hopeless in a whole new light. I got to gain a new respect and love for Holder and I loved every second of this book. PLEASE read it if you loved Hopeless. You will not regret it. Holder will thank you for it 😉

-Christy Lyn

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5 stars to Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Posted 28 July, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, New Adult, Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments

How much is too much to love?

Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire’s New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.

Review:

So as I was going through what books I needed to review, I had some that I was like WHATTTTT. No review? That’s not okay. Walking Disaster is one.

I literally am obsessed. I LOVED, like literally LOVED Beautiful Disaster. Everything about it. That book is what started my Kindle addiction, my contemporary addiction, it just literally changed everything. It was one of those books for me. Some may not agree, and that’s okay but it has a special place in my heart. So when I knew there was going to be another… I preordered that and started it that night. Didn’t matter that I had school the next day. I needed my Travis fix. I was so addicted before that I would literally re-read scenes from Beautiful Disaster because I missed Travis.

I will be honest here. You didn’t like Beautiful Disaster? Don’t read this. Didn’t care for Travis? Don’t read this. I honestly, and this is MY opinion, think that Walking Disaster is for fans of the book and fans of Travis. Travis was a lot to handle through Abby’s eyes. He was intense, hardcore, emotional, sometimes I felt he was even pathetic and too protective and like, possessive in a way. Which are qualities I loved about him. He wasn’t one that knew how to handle emotion. Love? That was the most confusing emotion for Travis. He was literally crazy because he didn’t understand how he felt nor know what to do with these feelings.

Walking Disaster literally makes you understand Travis. Yes, he is crazy. He is emotional. He is protective. He is still possessive. It’s literally heightened because it’s from his POV. This is not going to make him look less crazy. If anything, it made it worse. But I LOVE Travis. His story is touching… he, to me, is misunderstood. But the way he loves is intense, but he loves with everything he has. If you could describe a person who loves too much and gives too much because they are just so in love, that’s Travis. He LOVES Abby. And I think it’s an overwhelming emotion for him. He does not know what the hell is going on in his head. It’s confusing to love a girl.

Travis Maddox, to me,  is perfection. He has intense qualities but maybe I’m weird because I like it all. First off, we all know he is hot. He has tattoos. He has a motorcycle. He knows how to fight and wins, a lot. But he has a gentle heart that could shatter in a moments notice. It’s that badass teddy bear you bought, dressed him in leather, but still cuddle with at night because you know under that leather jacket is a really soft fuzzy fur filled with cotton.

I really don’t have much to say about Walking Disaster. It’s meant for people who love Travis. I love Travis. No matter the physiological issues he has or people may say he has. Travis changed my reading life for the better. I LOVE Walking Disaster. I LOVE Travis Maddox.

-Christy Lyn

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4 stars to This Girl (Slammed #3) by Colleen Hoover

Posted 28 July, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Mature, New Adult, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments

There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.

Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache. 

Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.

Review:

Let me start off by saying that this review will contain spoilers!! If you have not read any of the Slammed series, PLEASE do not read this review. You have been warned.

Okay. Let me officially start. I had to give this last book 3.5 stars overall (despite the title of this post. It was just hard to choose.) because it is simply Slammed from Will’s point of view with a little mix of their honeymoon. It was sweet seeing his point of view for all the things from the first book, but I felt it wasn’t exactly needed. I would have liked to have seen their married life or something. I already understood how much Will loved Layken from Point of Retreat. Just felt like I was reading something again with just a boys emotion instead. It’s hard to explain… I felt I was reading it again but because I had read Will’s POV before, it made it feel even more repetitive. Believe me, it’s worth the read because it is cute and the little honeymoon scenes are adorable, so if you read the first two, pick this one up.

Now… I must give the epilogue 4 stars. I will NOT spoil that but that part was so sweet. THAT’S what I wished this book would be. I would have rather read more into their lives… how did the marriage go, what happened to the boys, how did school go, which house did they move into… that’s what I had wanted. I didn’t get that in the story but the epilogue gave me a little something special that I was looking for. I was really happen that that’s the way it ended. Sadly, when I read that… I wanted more! But, that’s typical of the last book in the series.

There isn’t much more I can say… I love Will still. I love Layken still. Overall, it was cute. It’s worth the read if you have already read the first two. It gives you a different perspective on Slammed. I gained a new love for Will and a new frustration for why he couldn’t have just kept their love a freaking secret. But, that’s just me. I love that Will and Layken were so amazing throughout this series. They both endured things no one should have to and I’m glad to see them have each other for love and support. Truly a power couple without a motorcycle and tattoos. Though… Will being a teacher… with tattoos… now THAT… *dirty thoughts*

I’ll end that here… Keep reading if you love Will! <3

-Christy Lyn

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4.5 stars to Frigid by J. Lynn

Posted 27 July, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, New Adult, Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments

For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

 

REVIEW:

First off, I really liked this book. I hadn’t expected I would but damn if I didn’t read it in ONE day.

I started it while I was exercising, got about 30% in. Stopped, showered, ate, then immediately had to pick that book up and keep going. Stayed up until 2 AM because I simply was not about to walk away from this. THIS is an adorable love story.

I’ll start with the downfalls just to kind of get them out there so you are aware. It’s typical. Shy girl and a man-whore. Thrown together by “accident” (yes it was by a real reason but it was like… I saw it coming, basically.)  Things just… happen. I was like, really? I also got annoyed with Sydney. I get it, your best friend is a man hoe. Certainly it is frustrating but COME ON. Some moments I was like… really?! HE SHARED HIS SOUL (sort of) AND YOU THINK THIS NOW?! No. That is not okay. Not at all. Just saying. That’s why I took away half a star.

Now… I did seriously like this book. Although it was typical, it had a twist and it kept me intrigued and I was hooked. I also really liked where it was based. They said city names and I knew where they were because I was like OMG I AM NEAR THERE! HOLY CRAP! I felt a special connection.

This is a story about Kyler and Sydney. Syd is a sweet, rather shy nice girl. She doesn’t mess around with guys, doesn’t party too much, she’s just… nice. Kyler, aka her best friend since forever, is a hoe. He plays with women (sort of in a respectable way… kinda?) and parties and is so very carefree in my mind. Unlikely friends, but they always say opposites attract. (hint hint there…) so, Kyler always has an annual trip to his ski house. Well… when a snow storm hits, all the friends bail as Kyler and Syd are already there! They are alone in the ski house for the trip. Not only does the storm get worse… there is a nice added twist of someone literally stalking them and ruining the trip in ways you would not believe. That is the plot to this love story.

It’s intense. It gets awkward. It gets heartbreaking. It gets touching. It’s overall a great love story of teenage friends literally finding love in places neither expected, even though they were right in front of each other. Syd didn’t think Kyler would ever like her. Kyler thought Syd deserved better. He kept her on a pedestal just a few steps too high for him. He literally respected her so much. THAT was probably the most beautiful part. He protected her in ways any best friend would and more… well because… hint hint. Syd has loved him from afar forever. You learn that right from the start. It’s as if neither of them can feel the obvious tension I could feel from just reading. The way he got jealous and respected her and held her and just… it was like HOW ARE YOU NOT TOGETHER. SERIOUSLY? That’s how I felt.

But… reading this story was sweet. I liked how they were able to come together. It was so emotional and filled with such love and expression that I just was like damn… I could not get over how well they just sort of molded together. And the things they went through on this trip. MY GOD! You will have to read it. I would be freaked the hell out. Seriously though.

Kyler and Syd are so adorable. They way they treated each other, unbelievable. So affectionate and loving and I just love them okay? I’m rambling. Read the story, it’s well worth it!  You will never look at ski trips the same. Just saying.

Christy Lyn 

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J LYNN’S WAIT FOR YOU UK COVER REVEAL

Posted 12 July, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Book Promo, Contemporary, Mature, New Adult, Romance / 0 Comments

We’re very excited to be one of the UK based blogs to announce the new UK cover for J Lynn’s (also known as Jennifer L Armentrout) WAIT FOR YOU new adult novel.

So here we go…

Wait for it…(see what I did there?)…

 

 

WFY paperback cover

 

Some things are worth waiting for …

This is the book you’ve been waiting to read since you put down One Day and Fifty Shades of Grey.

Some things are worth experiencing …

‘Cam stole my heart’

‘One of the most endearing, touching and fun friends-to-lovers I’ve read’

‘Gripping … the sweetest yet hottest romance’

And some things are worth fighting for …

Avery knows she should stay away from Cam Hamilton: he might be the hottest guy on campus but she really doesn’t need that sort of drama right now. Love is best left in the past – along with her troubles. But sometimes, the last thing you want, is just the thing you need …

So what do you think? Different, right?

This bad boy will be available in stores and online in the UK on the 15th August 2013. And now…I give to you the public, LINKS:

Waterstones UK

Book Depository UK

Hive

And as usual… Amazon UK 

GO! GO! GO!

 

Here’s a little about the author:

Jennifer L. Armentrout author photo# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

You can track her via:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout?fref=ts
Twitter: @JLArmentrout
Website: http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/

 

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