The Secret Fire by C.J. Daugherty & Carina Rozenfeld
Taylor Montclair is a regular girl from the quiet backwater of Woodbury, England. Sacha Winters is a darkly mysterious boy from the City of Lights - Paris, France. While Taylor's focussed on her dream of attending Oxford University, school couldn't be further from Sacha's mind . . . Sacha knows exactly when he's going to die. Because he's done it before. On the appointed day, Sacha's time will run out. And his death will fulfil an ancient destiny that could unleash chaos and catastrophe. Taylor is the only person who can save him. Neither of them knows that yet. Because they haven't even met. Hundreds of miles and a body of water separate them. Deadly forces will stop at nothing to keep them apart. They have eight weeks to find each other and unravel an ancient web of mystery and danger. The clock starts NOW.
~copy was sent to me from @midaspr on Twitter all thoughts are my own~ I give it - 5/5
My review - This story was fantastic.
I really think C.J and Carina worked really well together in writing this story. It went together perfectly and the story just flowed.
In this story we meet Taylor from the UK, she is doing everything she can to get into Oxford when she finishes school. She is a good girl and a straight A student. Sacha is from France, he is a drop-out and hangs out with some dodgy characters. Sacha knows he is going to die but the only thing he doesn't know is that Taylor is the one who can save him.
I love how we get to read about Taylor in the UK and Sacha in France. It really pulled the story together for me with this.
This story had me gripped from the very beginning. I read it one sitting as I could not put it down at all. The book went at a very nice pace and I enjoyed every second of it. It had a lot of suspense and left on a cliffhanger that had me frustrated, but in a good way, I have no patient to wait for the next book.
I really cannot wait for the next book in this series. C.J and Carina have truly written a brilliant story and I cannot wait to see where they go with the rest of the series!
The last thing event planner Tara Lincoln needs is the jet-set lifestyle of a football pro like Mick Riley; even though their steamy and passionate one-night stand proved that Mick is an all-star - both on the field and in the bedroom. Tara played the game of love once and lost big, and she doesn't intend to put herself out there again, especially with a certified heartbreaker. But when Mick sets his mind to win, nothing will stop him. And he has the perfect play in mind to catch this sultry vixen.
My review - What a hot story! I loved every second of this story!
I loved every second of Mick, just saying.
We follow Mick and Tara in THE PERFECT PLAY, the first book in Jaci's Play-by-play series. Tara is a single mother to a 15 year old boy and she is also an event planner. Mick is a pro athlete and they meet at an event that Tara organised and things heat up from there. Mick is tired of the same women, beautiful women but they would rather talk about themselves and their careers then hold an actual conversation with him he wants an actual relationship and Tara isn't looking for a relationship.
Things heat up at the event and they have a one night stand. Tara wants nothing more from that one night but Mick wants everything. She he tracks her down, trying to get her to date him but Tara does put up a fight, even if there is a spark between them. Plus throwing in Liz, Micks mean agent, things are about to get messy.
This book was fantastic. I loved the characters of Tara and Mick. Also their love scenes where WOW. They weren't over the top and they where very tasteful. It really suited the book.
I really, REALLY, enjoyed this story. It had the right amount of romance, drama and heat. I was gripped from the very first page and I couldn't put it down once. I really cannot wait to read more in this series. Jaci has written an amazing book.
Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It's not so easy for Cath. She's horribly shy and has always buried herself in the fan fiction she writes, where she always knows exactly what to say and can write a romance far more intense than anything she's experienced in real life.
Without Wren Cath is completely on her own and totally outside her comfort zone. She's got a surly room-mate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
Now Cath has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she's realizing that there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible.
I give it - 5/5 (I really give it a million out of 5)
My review - I don't know why it has took me this long to read this book! I loved every second of it and I need more from these characters.
In this story we follow Cath, she is starting College with her twin sister Wren. They did everything together but now they are attending college Wren wants to go off and do her own thing. She doesn't want to share a room with Cath, and she wants to party and meet boys. Cath on the other hand would rather stay in her dorm room writing fanfiction. Cath has a very outgoing roommate called Reagan who's 'boyfriend' Levi is always round their room. Reagan was one of my favourite characters in this book, she came off as bitchy but her heart was in the right place and she did make me laugh a lot. Cath is out of her comfort zone in college and with things going on with her dad back home and drama between her and Wren she doesn't know if she can make it through her first year in college.
I really loved how we got to read parts of her Simon Snow fanfiction - Carry On - I really enjoyed that part of the story.
I related a lot to Cath in this book. She reminded me of me when I was 17, writing fanfiction and just trying to get a long in life. If only there was guys like Levi when I was 17 *sigh*
I think that is why I enjoyed the story a lot. I have never identified with a character so much as I have with Cath.
This book was a really fun read with the right amount of drama and romance added in the mix. I really enjoyed reading about Cath overcoming all her struggles and trying to have a great time at college.
This story had me gripped from the very first page and I never wanted it to end. I loved all the characters and their relationships with one another.
Rainbow has truly written an amazing book that I think is now my favourite book of 2015. She really knows how to write a fantastic story that will give you all the feels when reading it.
Didi Monroe's waited her whole life for the type of romance you see in the movies, so when Hollywood heartthrob Zac Ridgemont sweeps her off her feet, Didi believes she might finally have met the one.
While Zac's away filming for the summer, Didi begins her internship at a military hospital in California. There, she meets wounded Marine Noel Walker. Frustrated on the outside and broken on the inside, Walker's a pain-in-the-ass patient who refuses all help.
Yet Didi can't help but be drawn to him, and though he's strictly out of bounds it soon becomes impossible to ignore the sparks flying between them.
As the attraction simmers into dangerous territory, Didi finds herself falling hard for a man she knows is going to break her heart. Because Walker doesn't believe in love or happy ever afters. So what possible future can there be?
Then tragedy hits, shattering both their worlds, and Didi is forced to choose between fighting for love or merely falling for the illusion of it.
My review - This story was heartbreakingly beautiful.
I loved every second of this story, I was gripped from the very first page and didn't want to put it down once.
In this story we have two POV's, Didi and Walker's. I really liked that we had both of their POVs as I enjoyed reading their thoughts on certain situations. They where both very interesting characters.
Didi think she has it all with a degree under her belt and she is dating a very hot star named Zac. She then volunteers at a military rehabilitation hospital and everything changes. She meets Sanchez who has lost an arm and a leg but he does not let that get him down and he had a great outlook on life. Then we have Dobbs who lost both of his legs and of course Walker who has gone blind and he is very angry and bitter.
There is a connection between Walker and Didi but they do have some obstacles to pass.
Didi is a very down to earth character who realises how lucky she is when she goes and volunteers at the hospital. She is also very lovely and wants to help all the patients at the hospital.
There is many twist and turns in this book, some beautiful moments but there is also tragedy that had me crying.
Mila (Sarah) has written this book amazingly. It is such a delicate topic that she written with sensitivity. This book took me on a rollarcoaster of emotions and even when I closed the book after finishing I couldn't stop thinking about it.
Like I said, this is a heartbreakingly beautiful story that everyone needs to read.
Life as the undercover daughter of a rock god isn't going to be easy. How will Jessie adjust to her old boring life again after spending her summer living it up with her dad in LA? With tough decisions ahead (and not just choosing between two hot boys), can she cope juggling her two very different lives? Summer may be over, but Jessie's story is just beginning...
~book is from Maximum Pop as part of the read-a-long~
I give it - 5/5
My review - I started this as soon after I read the first book-The Accidental Life Of Jessie Jefferson- I was so excited to read this book as I loved the first one and I was not disappointed at all!
Jessie is keeping the fact about Johnny Jefferson being her father a secret. She has told a few people but she and her family want to keep this on the down low so she can finish school without being bombarded by paparazzi. She also has to deal with her friends in the US and the lead singer of a band the very hot Jack, and with her friends in the UK and a cute boy named Tom who she liked before going to LA for the summer. She has a lot to deal with at the age of 15 but she does deal with well. There are some choices in this book I was awwing at but I really liked her character growth in this book.
Like the first one I was gripped from the very first page and I couldn't put it down once. It had me hooked until the very end and I need more. It didn't really leave on a cliff-hanger but it left me wanting more and I cannot wait to read more from Jessie and her crazy life
I have a spare copy of I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE that I am going to giveaway! Open worldwide :) - winner has 72 hours to claim prize or I will choose another winner.
The accidental Life Of Jessie Jefferson by Paige Toon
Meet Jessie, small-town girl turned wild child ...Jessie has never known her real dad, and when her mum dies she thinks any hope of finding him is gone. As she goes goes off the rails, her stepdad announces that her father is Johnny Jefferson - legendary rockstar and former hell-raiser. Still dealing with her loss, and now the daughter of a superstar, Jessie is sucked into the LA lifestyle - paparazzi, parties and hot guitar-wielding boys included. But is Johnny up to the job? And, more importantly, is Jessie?
I really enjoyed every second of this book and I really loved the character of Jessie. Jessie is 15, her mother has recently just died and she lives with her stepdad. She has became a wild child. She is hanging out with older people, drinking and smoking. She comes home late due to partying. Then one day she ask Stu, her stepdad, who her real father is. It turns out to be Johnny Jefferson! A very famous rockstar! So she gets to spend the week in LA to meet her father and spend time with him and also gets to meet a few more people along the way. This story is about Jessie finding her way and it was great reading about her journey.
I really loved this story. Jessie reminded me of when I was 15 and wanted to stay out and basically rebel. She is a realistic character that will have you feeling for her during these tough times.
This book was gripping from the beginning and I loved every moment. This was the first book I have read from Paige and I cannot wait to read more of her work!
My review - This has to be one of the best books I have read in a long time.
This book is set in the future where looks matter. The eves have to stay at a certain weight and have to look desirable to be chosen at the end of the 16th year by a Man. In this book we follow Freida and her friends where they are taught to stay beautiful. They get shamed for gaining the littlest of weight and they are all on medication. They basically have to be the perfect girl for the men. Worst of all they are groomed to compete against each other. To judge each other on their looks. I also noticed that all the girls names in this book where lower case when the male names had capital letters. It is basically saying that women are inferior. Even 'His' and 'Hes' where capitalised.
I really felt sorry for Frieda as her best friend Isabel is the favourite at the school and she is always trying to look beautiful and fit in, even if that means judging other girls on their looks. I loved that this story followed Freida instead of Isabel who was the chosen one. Freida goes through a lot in this story as she tries to stay pretty as all eves are meant to do.
This book is very powerful. It's blunt but brilliant and one of the best YA books I have read in a very long time. I really liked how it ended as I think any other ending would have not fitted with the story and it wrapped it up nicely for me.
When sixteen-year-old Eden Munro agrees to spend the summer with her estranged father in the beachfront city of Santa Monica, California, she has no idea what she s letting herself in for. Eden's parents are divorced and have gone their separate ways, and now her father has a brand new family. For Eden, this means she's about to meet three new step-brothers. The eldest of the three is Tyler Bruce, a troubled teenager with a short temper and a huge ego. Complete polar opposites, Eden quickly finds herself thrust into a world full of new experiences as Tyler's group of friends take her under their wing. But the one thing she just can't understand is Tyler, and the more she presses to figure out the truth about him, the more she finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn't her step-brother. Throw in Tyler's clingy girlfriend and a guy who has his eyes set on Eden, and there's secrets, lies and a whole lot of drama. But how can Eden keep her feelings under control? And can she ever work out the truth about Tyler? Did I Mention I Love You is the first book in the phenomenal DIMILY trilogy, following the lives of Eden Munro and Tyler Bruce as they try to find their way in an increasingly confusing world.
~book was sent by the publishers in exchange for an honest review~
I give it - 4/5
My review - I actually really enjoyed this book more then I thought I would!
In this we meet Eden. She is spending the summer with her father and his new wife and her 3 sons. She hasn't spoken to her father in 3 years since he left her and her mum so their relationship is strained. She meets her new stepbrother Tyler. Tyler is a hot head and is always getting in trouble but he also has a past. There is a lot of drama, romance, angst but it ties all together nicely in this book. There is a lot of sexual tension between Tyler and Eden but they also have their own problems to deal with.
Estelle really has an amazing style of writing. I couldn't believe this was her first book! I know this was a hit on wattpad and I can see why everyone loves this book. It has a little bit of everything and it was just fantastic.
I cannot wait for the rest of the books in the trilogy to come out as I was dying for more! I need my Tyler fix!
Three women - three secrets - one heart-stopping story.Katie, seventeen, in love with someone whose identity she can't reveal.Her mother Caroline, uptight, worn out and about to find the past catching up with her.Katie's grandmother, Mary, back with the family after years of mysterious absence and 'capable of anything', despite suffering from Alzheimers.As Katie cares for an elderly woman who brings daily chaos to her life, she finds herself drawn to her. Rules get broken as allegiances shift. Is Mary contagious? Is 'badness' genetic?In confronting the past, Katie is forced to seize the present. As Mary slowly unravels and family secrets are revealed, Katie learns to live and finally dares to love.Funny, sad, honest and wise, Unbecoming is a celebration of life, and learning to honour your own stories.
My review - This is now my favourite book of 2015. It was such a beautifully written book.
What I liked about this book was the jump from past to present. To find out about Mary's past and all her wild adventures, it was very enjoyable.
I really loved the character of Katie. She is trying to come to terms with her sexuality and after kissing her best friend she is now she is a outcast at school. She is very shy but is trying to come out of her shell and find out who she really is. I really enjoyed reading about her as I felt sorry for her but she became such a strong character and was able to overcome the taunts at school and not hide who she really wanted to be anymore. Also her mother I felt sorry for as well. Her husband left her for a younger woman, She had to deal with her mother coming to stay with them, who she didn't class as her mother and with Mary having Alzheimers it didn't help Caroline and she usually flipped now and again.
At first I thought this book might be quite heavy to read but it is just about characters dealing with their problems like a lot of people do in real life. The book felt really real when I was reading it and I really enjoyed that about it. It is such an amazing YA book that covers quite a few topics but it was wrapped up nicely in this beautifully written book. Jenny has a great style of writing that had be gripped from the very first page and made all the characters feel real. I cannot recommend this brilliant book enough! One of the best YA books of 2015!