Category: Adult Fiction


5 stars to Point of Retreat (Slammed #2) by Colleen Hoover

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

Hardships and heartache brought them together…now it will tear them apart.

Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘carving pumpkins.’

 

DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT READ SLAMMED. I MAY SPOIL SLAMMED.

 

So I immediately started reading this after I finished Slammed. Like… minutes after I finished because I couldn’t stop myself. That was yesterday evening… read about 45% during that sitting… read up to 84% that night until about midnight… then finished it up this morning.

I LOVED THIS. It was from Will’s POV, which was really sweet. I loved being inside his head because… well he is Will, that’s why. Seriously… I didn’t think it was possible to enjoy Will more then I already did. Will loves Layken SO much. SO SO much. It’s almost sick but it’s beautiful. She literally has become his whole world. They are the rare kind of true love that few people find. And the way their lives mend together so perfectly is amazing.

There are so many things in this book, it’s insane. First one thing happens, which I get his point and I get her point but damn I was like, you cannot just leave things the way they are. And Will tries so hard to basically… ugh… SORTA SPOILER… win her back. And for me, he says all the right things but honestly, he does get a little out of hand and stalker/creeper like. But then, oh he gets the most amazing advice and does something so beautiful… I cried. I LOVED what he did for Layken and how he got everyone involved and so many emotional components.

And then everything went downhill. I mean it wasn’t even 2 hours later. As soon as they had their beautiful moment and Will did all those wonderful things for Layken… shit exploded. I could NOT believe what happened. I cried. I could not stop reading. My jaw dropped. I chewed my nails. I was nervous and sad and scared. The most emotion I have ever felt when reading a book… minus in Slammed when THAT happened.

I have to stop my review here or else I will give away the ending. The ending was…there are no words. I’m not even sure how there is a next book after that perfect ending. I’m hoping since it was so perfect, the next book is just pure perfection because literally… I don’t want anything to ruin that ending.

I LOVE Will and I LOVE Layken. I love the boys… their friends… the neighbors… it’s all just… ahhh  I really really really enjoy reading this. It may have to be a top favorite. It’s a really good story that is heart warming story of love literally conquering ALL. You know the backstory from Slammed. They go through way more. Much more traumatic. Their love is just so strong and… no words. Go read this series!

-Christy Lyn

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4 stars to Forever Too Far (Too Far #3) by Abbi Glines

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

Rush promised her forever… but promises can be broken.

Torn between his love for his family and his love for Blaire, Rush has to find a way to save one without losing the other. In the end one has to be more important. Letting go isn’t easy.

Blaire believed in her fairytale… but no one can live in a fantasy.

Her love for Rush and desire to have a family keep her believing that they can find a way for this to work. Until she has to make the right decision for her and the baby. Even if it breaks her heart.

Can they find the forever that they both want or has it all just gone… too far?

Review

I’m torn between how many stars I want to give this book. I want to give it 5 because it’s got a great story line, I feel connected to the characters, I was sucked in completely and I devoured the whole thing rather quickly. I also want to give it 4 stars because compared to the first two, I was expected to be wowed more? I wanted more then I was given so I guess I finished the book a little disappointed. I still LOVE Rush and Blaire and I am SO happy there was this third book. Still LOVE Forever Too Far, just torn…

Okay, let’s start off by saying if you have read the first two, you will HAVE to read this one. Everything comes together here. I would say it’s a good way to end the series. I think it had the happy ending I was looking for. I got a lot of Rush and Blaire’s hot sex but I also got a story as well. We learned more about Nan, Kiro, Dean, Grant, Harlow… Abbi even had bits where it was from Grant’s and Harlow’s point of view. I think that was GREAT. It set everything up for Grant’s story… winkwink. It was a great addition here. There was even the connection between Wood’s and Della’s story in here as well! This book was perfection in the way that it had Rush and Blaire, showed Wood’s and Della and definitely set you up for Grant’s story. I loved every second of this book.

One thing I definitely loved was that there was great sex but there was a story! There was family drama, friend drama, baby mama drama. It wasn’t all sex. Believe me, their sex is dirty and makes you question the type of sex you may actually want… BUT it’s nice to have an actual story as well. Here, I can truly see the love Rush and Blaire have for one another.  He loves her like crazy. He is protective, caring, loving, sweet… it is exactly what love should be. He is just so lost in how much he loves her. She literally is his whole world, his whole heart. She comes first, and you can see that in this story. It’s hard to put someone above all… especially with Rush’s family and history… so the fact that he actually does put her first, it’s beautiful. Their love is just SO tremendously strong. They have already gone through so much in the amount of time they have been together (which actually isn’t that long… I had thought it was longer but I want to say it hasn’t even been a year…).  But, that actually doesn’t bother me… sometimes when you meet the right person, you just know. It’s like instant. That is something rare people find and I am so happy I have been able to read about a love like that. I adore Rush and Blaire together.

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read the first two, DO NOT READ THIS. If you have, you will sort of know what I’m saying but DO NOT READ IT ANYWHO. Their new addition to their little family is SO FREAKING CUTE! The way Rush and Blaire are… it’s adorable! It makes me want to go get this addition… and the name!! OMG it’s so cute!! It was a perfect fit… SO CUTE

Okay, rant over. I loved Rush and Blaire. I’m sad to see their story end.  It was a great trilogy. I love them, I always will. So GO and read it!

-Christy Lyn

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5 stars to Left Drowning by Jessica Park

Posted 23 June, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Mature, New Adult, Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments

What does it take to rise from life’s depths, swim against the current, and breathe?

Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn’t expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.

*This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.

Note: due to mature content recommended for Ages 17+

 

This copy is an ARC, therefore may not be available online/in stores in your country as of yet. Release date July 16th 2013.

Review

Holy Moly. I literally do not know where to start with this review.  I started reading this story and I was INSTANTLY sucked in. The characters are astounding.  The story is beautiful. JAM PACKED with emotion. I am not the person to cry when reading. I just don’t. I cry for movies or friends or even when I see other people cry but for some reason… I’ve never truly ACTUALLY cried. I’ve felt I may, or had wanted to; never did. Until now. I cried for these characters, for what they went through, for what they were going through… it was so emotional. And let me tell you, I also really like sleep. A LOT. Usually I don’t have the patience to stay up until 2 AM reading. Well I did this TWO nights in a row with Left Drowning. It was just that emotionally beautifully written that I couldn’t put it down.

 

Okay okay. Let’s begin talking about the actual story. It’s a love story. A tremendously beautiful one. One of two broken souls. Broken souls that fit perfectly not only because of who they are but what they have been through. I have never felt so deeply connected to the characters and the story than I did here. I felt the emotion through the pages. I wanted to jump in and hug people. Like I’m literally sitting here staring at my Word document trying to find the right words in order to explain to you how much I loved this story. I mean Jessica Park had me at Flat Out Love and devoured me with Flat Out Matt next.

I had high expectations here.

Not only did she meet my expectations, but she BLEW me out of the water across the country and gave me a margarita. This story is just raw. Beautiful. Damaging. Full of fate, destiny, joy, sadness, soul, love, sex, tears… I could go on! It’s such an emotional ride that it’s just captivating from the moment you open the book. I was truly inside these characters lives. The love component of this story is so strong too! There is some friendships and school and a lot of amazing running that actually made me go out and buy new work out clothes so I could get into running. But the love in this story stole the show. It’s so intense. It is an instant connection. A powerful one that I wasn’t sure either could handle. As I kept reading I shipped them to the fullest! Always. And then things twisted and things changed and details spilled and I found myself covering my mouth in shock with tears rolling down my face. I could not get over the ending either. I felt in my heart what was coming and my heart melted when it happened. A beautiful way to connect love. A beautiful way to start love as a matter of fact. This love is not only about falling in love but about how love can save you completely.

I don’t think I can even begin to express the feels I have for each and every character in this story. Every single person, I love. There is no way I can even include them here. They are all amazing. You will just need to trust that the story is worth the read because the story is so captivating because of the characters. Truthfully, the characters are wonderful in their own ways. They all have unique qualities that I can picture completely different people and see them all as they are meant to be; unique. 

I am SO SO SO SO SO… SO happy I had the chance to win this ARC. It was already on my to-read list but I was lucky enough to have won it over twitter. (thanks to my twitter addiction!). Left Drowning is one of my absolute favorite stories as of now. It’s just so beautifully written and captivating and engaging and I feel connected to the story in a way and it’s just perfection. I have no words. When this comes out, I highly suggest you buy this book. It is well worth it. Amazing read. If I could give more then 5 stars I would. I am literally speechless. Reviews come easy to me because I get really detailed and what not but here… I was just so sucked in and involved in this story and felt so much of the emotion within that I don’t even know how to describe it in a review for you. It’s amazing. It’s wonderful. Emotionally beautiful. 5 fully drawn and coloured stars. 😀

-Christy Lyn

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5 stars to Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 20 June, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Mature, New Adult, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Sci-Fi / 0 Comments

He’s arrogant, domineering, and… To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something… unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter

Review:

Another story within the world of Lux, as we thought. This story actually is on the other side… the Arum side! It’s a very interesting read because as I read previous stories, Arum are the bad guys; but I think I have a new respect so to speak for the Arum now that I read this story. It’s SO good. Seriously.

Guess I should start with the characters. Hunter and Serena. Swooooon!

Reminder. This is a stand-alone book, based off the Lux series. There is even a slight appearance of the famous Daemon in here, though you wouldn’t know it unless you read the series and knew of the event well enough.

Okay, back to Hunter. He is an Arum. Obviously hot and hot and hotter. But he has such a bad attitude for the most part. He is bossy, cocky, and just all over the place. He wants to be nice but he follows his true nature and is an asshole. He is very confusing for me and I didn’t like him at first. He was creeper in my eyes. Too cocky too! He would always make comments like “I know you want me” or something and I’m just like… well that’s only because you’re hot and you can see a person’s emotion based on the vibe?

It’s interesting though because you can clearly see he has a soft spot but he just doesn’t know what to do with it. You learn more about him and you meet his really nasty brother first. Oh, he is a triplet! Three hotties. SWOOON NOW!

BUT the one brother is more of an asshole then he is. Shocking, because Hunter is pretty bad! His other brother… I like him. He wants to be among the humans. He has respect and I feel like he looks at people as equal and it’s refreshing.  Hunter also has a sister. Won’t tell you anything about her, may be spoilers! Anywho… I learned to like Hunter. He grew on me. He learned control, he felt things, he grew as a HUMAN I think.

It was really interesting to read because you could tell that he had no idea what was going on. FEELING things were too “human” for Arum and he truly began to feel emotions and care and become human. It was a beautiful thing. The moment I knew he changed was when he called Serena “mine”. He was shocked himself, he didn’t know why he said it or what he meant by it but we all knew… it was obvious! I loved the way he protected Serena. He was drawn to her for poor reasons and I felt bad about the situation that brought the two together… but when they are together, it’s like HOT electricity! I was fanning myself a few times.

Okay… so I think I just talked a lot about Hunter. Serena! Man I want her as my best friend! She is 20 something I think? It says it in the story I know that. She is counselor, which I like.  She is the best friend I would want. She is calm, very laid back in my mind. But… the way she wants revenge and justice just screams LOYALTY.

That’s the quality you want in a friend. She fights and fights hard! She has to go through some traumatic things and she still fights hard. I mean, she falls for an Arum, learns about aliens, and still wants justice for what happens to her friend. I love her! She is a strong woman. She may be a little… gentle? I’m not sure what word I’m really looking for her… but she seems innocent I guess… that’s a better word! She’s strong, loyal, and committed. Truly what you look for in a main character, I think.

In all, I really really enjoyed this story. I love the Lux series… and this just opened my eyes a little bit about the Arum. Kinda made me not want to hate them so much, but we will have to see. Hunter may have just been an exception. 😉 If you like the Luxen, you will like this story. It’s got action, fighting, drama, love, heart break… it’s an emotional roller coaster that you won’t want to get off of. I’m sad it’s a stand-alone actually! The ending was nice… but I felt it had a good cliffhanger that could lead right into another book!! I want more of Hunter, more of Serena!! Fingers crossed for more because they were addicting.

Amazing story. Go read it. You love Lux you will love this Arum, I can promise that! You may even switch sides like me!!

 

-Christy Lyn

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5 stars to Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines!

Posted 7 June, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, New Adult, Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments

Life outside of her house was a new experience for Della Sloane. The dark secrets of her past weren’t something she ever intended to share with anyone. They would never understand. No one would ever get close enough to find out. There was always a chance she’d go crazy sooner than they expected…

Woods Kerrington had never been one to be attracted to fragile females. They seemed like too much work. He wasn’t in it for the work just the pleasure. A night full of naughty fun had been exactly what was on his mind when he’d laid eyes on the hot little number that didn’t know how to pump gas and needed some help.

What he didn’t know was she was as fragile as they came.
The carefree girl who spoke her mind and didn’t care what the world thought of her was more breakable than he could ever imagine…

So… I just devoured a fantastic book. Seriously. Fan of Rush? The lovely Abbi Glines does it again with Woods in Twisted Perfection. I had to fan myself. I loved everything about this story. It shows hardship, men who know how to treat the right woman right, women who are strong, family struggles… I mean I could go on and on! It’s simply fantastic. I loved this book.

First off, I love Della. She is amazing! She comes from a very intense past. A lot has happened to her and she has been through struggle and back. If I was her, there would be no hope for me. I could not have the strength to smile and stand with my head high. I’d go hide in a corner and rot. But no, she pulls through and decides she needs to find herself. She goes on a road trip, I would say, to just find who she is. On the way… even more struggle, but I would say it’s worth it because there is a light at the end of the tunnel. She meets Woods…

Oh dear Woods. What can I say about you? You won my heart just as easily as Rush did. I may even be more in love with you, if that’s even possible! I adore Woods. He has a lot of family pressures and work and society and jeez… He has a lot to hold on his shoulders, to say the least. But man… does he know how to treat Della! Every man needs a little 101 course from this man! He knows how to be there for a woman, treat her, love her, and I just love how he adores Della. No matter what she has been through and no matter what life is throwing at him he still can show her how much he loves her and adores her and she is the only thing he will ever need. It’s such a beautiful love. It really makes you have high standards for men. 😉

One thing I do have to mention… the sex. Their sex started their connection but didn’t consume their connection. THAT amazed me. If you have amazing sex, that usually becomes all you want and that’s the most important thing in the relationship. I felt that their connection between the souls was what shined through during this story. They had great sex. Amazing sex. I got a little hot reading things and I could definitely picture this throughout reading this. It was intense! But it didn’t overwhelm the base of the story which I love! I love stories with great sex but amazing relationships. That makes the story a true love story. I was like awwww they really do love each other! It’s not just for the sex! LOL!

Last thing. THAT ENDING! My god. Holy crap. Where is the next book? When I read that last line and I literally mean the LAST LINE my jaw dropped. I kept clicking through my kindle thinking I was missing pages or that there was a hidden chapter somewhere. I could not believe the ending. It is a cliffhanger that just makes your jaw drops. You will be dying for the next book, just like me.

Overall, another summer favorite for me. I love Woods. I love Della. I love Twisted Perfection. It was a great read. Amazing sex, a great love story, and just a roller coaster ride of emotion. I truly love this story and I cannot wait for the next one!! Dying over here Abbi… dying… <3

 

-Christy Lyn

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TOP UPCOMING YA NOVELS OF 2013 (Part 2)

Posted 2 June, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, New Adult, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments

HI AGAIN!

So, as we approach the near half way point of 2013, we come back to you with what we think will be most popular, and what we think you should be putting on your to-read lists right away, if you haven’t already. There are still so many fantastic books to come out in the next half of 2013 and we hope you’ll agree that the best part of the year is still yet to come.  

Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee some of the dates won’t change, or if they’re even correct. All we know is what we’ve found out.

Also, some may only be available in the USA and/or UK, so please check with your book store.

We’ll be adding more as the year goes on, so please check back often. 🙂

HERE…WE…GO…!

June

4th:

  • Phoenix (Black City #2) by Elizabeth Richards (Pub: Putnam Juvenile)

  • Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) by Richelle Mead

18th:

  • Star Cursed (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #2) by Jessica Spotswood (Putnam Juvenile)

25th:

  •  In The After  by Demitria Lunetta (Harper Teen)

July

2nd:

  • Abandon Book 3: Awaken by Meg Cabot (Point)
  • Blurred (Kissed by Death #2) by Tara Fuller (Entangled Teen)

 

August

6th:

  • Hover (The Taking #2) by Melissa West

  • A Tale of Two Centuries by Rachel Harris

15th:

  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea(Between #1) by April Genevieve Tucholke

  • Demonosity  by Amanda Ashby

27th:

  • Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by  Sarah J. Maas

  • Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  •   The Liberator (A Dante Walker Novel) by Victoria Scott

29th:

  • Untold (The Lynburn Legacy #2) by Sarah Rees Brennan

September

10th:

  • Antigoddess (Goddess War #1) by Kendare Blake

17th:

  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (The Coldest Girl in Coldtown #1) by Holly Black

24th:

  • Unchained (Nephilim Rising #1) by J. Lynn

25th:

  • Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter

October

17th:

  • The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas

22nd:

  • Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

November

5th:

  • Daylighters (The Morganville Vampires #15) by Rachel Caine

  • The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

  • Sleeping Angel (Ravenwood Mysteries #3) by Mia James

19th:

  • The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead

December

 

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Cover Reveal: OBSESSION by JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

Posted 8 May, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Cover Reveals, New Adult, Paranormal Romance, Sci-Fi / 0 Comments

Here at the Book Nerd club, we’re so very pleased to be taking part in this amazing cover reveal of Obsession by the lovely Jennifer L. Armentrout. We’re all very excited to see this beauty. 

So here goes:

OBSESSION-final coverHe’s arrogant, domineering, and… To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something…unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life…or is it Hunter?

It is slightly different to what we usually promote on this blog, but we’re pretty sure you’ll be dying to read it as much as we are. If you haven’t already added this to your to-read list, you should now!

The book will be released on the  31st May 2013 with Entangled’s Covet line.

OBSESSION Link: Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14060046-obsession

GO GO GO GO!

Jennifer L. Armentrout author photoABOUT THE AUTHOR:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout 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.

Additional links to Jennifer’s pages:

 Twitter: https://twitter.com/jlarmentrout

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout

Website:http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/

 

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5 stars to Flat-Out Matt by Jessica Park

Posted 29 March, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance / 0 Comments

Matt is a junior at MIT. He’s geeky, he’s witty, he’s brilliant.

And he’s also very, very stupid.

When beautiful, cool, insightful Julie moves in with Matt’s family, why (oh why!) does he pretend to be his absent brother Finn for her alleged benefit?

It seems harmless enough until her short-term stay becomes permanent. And until it snowballs into heart-squeezing insanity. And until he falls in love with Julie, and Julie falls in love with Finn.

But … Matt is the right one for her. If only he can make Julie see it. Without telling her the truth, without shattering them all. Particularly his fragile sister Celeste, who may need Julie the most.

You saw Matt through Julie’s eyes in FLAT-OUT LOVE. Now go deeper into Matt’s world in this FLAT-OUT MATT novella. Live his side of the story, break when his heart breaks, and fall for the unlikely hero all over again.

Take an emotional skydive for two prequel chapters and seven Flat-Out Love chapters retold from his perspective, and then land with a brand-new steamy finale chapter from Julie.

 

WOW. Can I say that I came home from school today… around 4? Saw that this was already on sale. Bought it. Started. Sadly had to shower/eat but I finished by 8. I COMPLETELY DEVOURED THIS BOOK.

I literally didn’t think it was possible to love Matt more then I did before. I was completely in love with who he was in Flat Out Love. All this did was completely allow me to fall in love all over again.

Seeing things from his eyes… I mean it changes everything! You get to see things from Matty’s eyes… you saw him feel things, be conflicted, change, break down, fall in love… It was beautiful! Seriously though. I loved him through Julie’s eyes. I loved him more from his own eyes! He was just as nerdy, gentle, compassionate, and wildly addicting!

But let’s get down to business. Yes, it warmed my heart to see Matty fall in love with Julie and it broke my heart to see him so conflicted from the inside point of view. It’s HIGHLY worth a read because of that… Let’s chat about those EXTRA chapters. Yes. You read that sentence right. There are things in this book that are added bonuses! I’ll give you the topics. Matty and Finn and Matty and Julie. BOTH BEAUTIFUL chapters.

I LOVED reading about Matty and Finn. It was so interesting to see them interact and see how “brotherly” they were. I had an “awwwww” moment. It made me think of family and think THAT’S what brothers are like. They are close, competitive, and completely love each other to no end. Those were so super sweet chapters to read.

Now. The Matty and Julie. I read them twice. SO BEAUTIFUL. It was the most beautiful moments between two people I have ever read in a story. HANDS DOWN. NOTHING has been as beautiful as this. I don’t even think my words can describe how I felt when I read these two scenes. I keep having to hit backspace because I don’t want to give away what happens. It’s just literally beautiful. The moments they are together. It’s just… they come together as one person. TRULY. They are whole. Completely in love. They lost themselves in such a beautiful moment. I want a moment like that! IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. Did I say beautiful enough? I don’t think I did. BEAUTIFUL. PERFECTION. I 100% mean that up until I read that chapter, I have never read such a moment between two people that is filled with passion, true love, fear, joy, intensity, just pure perfection.

If you loved Matt before, this is just going to make your love for him grow and grow until you literally explore. It will make you want to hit the library or the science lab to find your own Matty. Nerds are the new black everybody. Bow down to Matty. <3

 

-Christy Lyn

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5 stars to Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Posted 29 March, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, New Adult, Reviews / 0 Comments

Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

 
Holy. Moly. I think I just went on a sick twisted roller coaster that I was terrified to ride but wanna do it again.

This book was so emotional and intense and scary and plot twisting and just words cannot describe this book. I was sucked in from the beginning. To be honest, I didn’t really like Sky. I couldn’t understand her attitude towards the world or why she acted the way she did… but once Holder came in… damn did things change! I started to want to know more… and I read it in two days. I was beyond blown away with all the plot changes and the emotional disasters that came along with it.

Holder. I honestly thought he was crazy. Bipolar. SOMETHING! He went from gentle to intense. I’d like to call him over passionate. Seriously though!! He was amazingly gentle and beautiful with his words and his physical behaviors, but then he would have moments where you just read his behavior and was like wtf just happened. You learn to love him. A LOT if I do say so myself.

The plot twists and roller coasters I went on during this story was INTENSE. One thing happens, things get flipped upside down, more things happen, something SERIOUSLY scary happens, and I’m just sitting here like OMG did that just happen? I have to keep reading to make sure I’m not dreaming… then another thing. IT WAS CRAZY. It… I… no words. If you like shocking things and things constantly changing, shocking you emotionally, then you will honestly love this story!

But can I say… seriously, I’m sure most people see it’s a love story. Holder and Sky. Literally… there love is so beautiful. I’m sure I say this about most romance stories but this one… this one I honestly think is one of my top beautiful love stories. In MY OPINION… I would say it’s similar to Travis Maddox and Abby in Beautiful Disaster. It’s intense… it’s constantly changing, surprising you, but it’s a beautiful thing. They love each other through thick and thin, through literally ANYTHING. Their love is strong, passionate. It just makes you “feel”. I couldn’t have asked for a better pair to read this story through. Absolutely beautiful to read. THIS made the story what it is. Not the crazy events and the heart breaking moments. Their love is just beautifully written.

This was a beautiful story about a girl who falls hopelessly in love with a boy as their lives LITERALLY flip upside down. Absolutely a beautiful story. Wonderful. Intense. Passionate. <3

 

-Christy Lyn

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4 stars to You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane

Posted 17 March, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Reviews / 0 Comments

What happens when the one that got away comes back?

Rachel and Ben. Ben and Rachel. It was them against the world. Until it all fell apart.

It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but when Rachel bumps into Ben one rainy day, the years melt away.

From the moment they met they’d been a gang of two; partners in crime and the best of friends. But life has moved on. Ben is married. Rachel is definitely not. In fact, the men in her life make her want to take holy orders…

Yet in that split second, Rachel feels the old friendship return. And along with it, the broken heart she’s never been able to mend.

If you love David Nicholls and Lisa Jewell then this is the book for you. Hilarious, heartbreaking and everything in between, you’ll be hooked from their first ‘hello’.

Well, it has been many years since I have read what you might call “chick lit” (or if you want to be politically correct: adult contemporary) and I have to say I couldn’t have picked a better book. I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely story, and even though it took me quite a while (due to sickness, etc) I never got bored. Every time I thought something would happen…it didn’t. And then things would take a turn and catch me by surprise. It’s one of those less-cliche kind of stories, where you think you know the way it’ll go, but you don’t really. I mean, I was seriously doubting the outcomes. It was “will they? won’t they?” every scene. I’ve never had such yo-yo feelings before and it was very disconcerting.

The writing style was just perfect for me. I could easily get used to that style, and the way Mhairi wrote the character of Rachel, and her inner dialogue. I mean, some of the turn of phrases were hilarious! And this is a VERY British book, which was slightly odd for me since I’m so used to reading Young Adult books based in USA. But I am British, so it was nice to recognise places named. Whenever somewhere in Manchester was mentioned I’d be all “Been there!” lol so it was fab!

I would recommend this, but possibly not to younger people, because it’s probably hard to get into the mind set of someone in that position (early 30’s, marriage, divorce, etc) Although, that’s not to say I found it easy (and I’m 26), but I read lots of Sophie Kinsella books when I was younger, so I guess I was used to it. It’s definitely a book to read, anyway. VERY funny, witty, thought provoking about life, the future, etc.

Also, I think I fell in love with Ben. <3 (He definitely had me at “hello” :P)

 

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