CONFESSIONS AFTER DARK (AFTER DARK 2) by KAHLEN AYMES
Kahlen Aymes is definitely one of the best romance authors out there and with this second installment of her After Dark series she just proves that she is indeed one of the best. I think. You know what is it that I like about her stories? It’s how she writes a story with the right amount of details that I like in romance books. Plus, in this series it’s not just pure relationship romance but she added a thrill to it in a suspense kind of way.
I’m not gonna give anything a way by writing what happened in the book because I want fans of this series have that anticipation of the unknown before reading this book but let me tell you that if you have read book 1 then you will sure love Confessions After Dark. I think what was not in book 1 and what’s not in the relationship Alex & Angel have in that book is definitely here. The missing part of what they have and what should have been in their relationship from the very beginning sure made its presence here in this book. And it was not an easy process but they got there, with all the crazy and misunderstanding and hurt and doubts.
I love how Kahlen Aymes wrote everything in this book. Like I said, it has the right amount of detail, romance, suspense, sex and passion that book whores like me is looking for in a book. IDK how she does it but she does it good. Pure passion and sensuality that doesn’t sound cheesy or that makes you want to barf. It was also well-written and raw and has that real-feel to it especially in Angel’s part. Kahlen Aymes showed what exactly a woman like Angel is afraid of in having a relationship and how she deals with it. And with Alex, well we all know how a man deals with love especially when it hits em hard. I don’t want to sound sexist or anything like that but cmon, men deals with hurt in the same way. It’s an open secret but I love how Alex redeemed himself. And I like the part where he let Angel taste her own medicine. As much as I kind of hate it I admire him for being strong enough to do that thing. See? I am not sexist. Hihihihihi
With that said, Confessions After Dark is definitely and 110% a good and worthy read. If you fell in love with Alex & Angel in book 1 then you will love em even more in this book. I cannot wait for book 3. The things that about to come makes me so giddy. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.
KNOX (VOL. 3) by CASSIA LEO
This serial just keeps getting better and better. And now in Knox’s POV, it’s just pure and raw testosterone. IDK how Cassia Leo does it but she is just amazing. I like that this is in Knox’s POV and somehow fans got to see a side of him, pure him. In the last 2 books, it seems like (at least for me and for some scenes) that he is just using Rebecca as someone who he can get off. I mean he didn’t really expressed his feelings in a passionate and romantic way than (sorry for the lack of a better word) ufcgnik her. Don;t get me wrong, I like that he is so caveman but sometimes a guy needs to be gentle and he was never gentle. Maybe he was, a bit but it goes away after a few seconds but in this book he expressed it. Too bad Rebecca wasn’t there to see nor hear it. And oh, plus points for the gesture he made towards the end of the book. Very nice.
There are secrets that is yet to be revealed and I cannot wait to read what that secrets are. I bet it will leave us shocked and speechless. If you haven’t read this new serial from Cassia Leo, you should give it a try. I know there are a lot of serials out there nowadays and I love em. I like serials and I think that Knox should be included in your list as well. :)
**Complimentary copy given by the author
FINDING MY WAY (BEAUMONT 4) by HEIDI McLAUGHLIN
I looooooove this series and though I am not much of a fan of Liam Page, I truly love how Heidi McLaughlin wrote everything from book 1. Finding My Way is Liam Page’s side of the story, a prequel to Forever My Girl. Told in his POV, we get to live the life Liam Page lived after he left Beaumont.
Like I said, I am not a fan of Liam Page. Why? Well, the fact that he did leave Beaumont & Josie the way he did made me hate him (in a way). And reading this book is like going through that scene over again. It was heartbreaking but enlightening at the same time. But just to get the record straight, I understand why Liam had to leave but I still hate how he did it.
Hands down to Heidi McLaughlin in writing this book with so much sincerity and genuineness from Liam’s side. I think she did a wonderful job in giving fans of this series the back story of Liam & Josie’s life in high school. Liam has always been a leader and being a leader comes with so much responsibility & pressure that at the end of this book all those expectations and pressure made him leave the place he loves and the only person he wants. Reading that scene made me furious and sad. I guess, it’s understandable but with him leaving and not knowing things made it very difficult not just for him but most especially to Josie.
This book tells a story of Liam & how he coped and pursued his dream. All the partying and girls was told in this book yet the other side of him that he left in Beaumont still lingers. It’s obvious he loves and will forever love Josie but I still hate him. HAHAHAHAHAHA! There was some fast forward scenes in this book and for me it was okay. I think it was necessary to connect all the dots in the story and it made more sense.
As a fan of this series, I am still hoping for the book about Liam & Josie where I can finally say that I don;t hate Liam anymore. I am still looking for more effort and grand gestures from Liam Page. I know he did some in Forever My Girl but for me it was not enough. I mean, I want more effort from him and a story that focuses on his and Josie’s life after FMG.
I recommend this book to be read after reading all 3 books in the series. This is not a standalone and I think fans will very much appreciate this book, especially those who are fans of Liam Page. I really hope there’s more though. *fingers crossed :)
REMEMBERING YOU (REMEMBER 1) by SANDI LYNN
Have I mentioned before that Sandi Lynn is one of my go-to authors? No? Well, now you know. She just is. There are a few authors in my go-to list when I want to read something so romantic and passionate and she is one of em. Her stories are plain romantic but with depth and you will never get tired of reading her stories. And with this new book from Sandi Lynn, you will not be disappointed.
Okay, before I get into details let me just clarify that this is a novella. A short & quick read that fans of her will enjoy. Just don’t compare or have an expectation that is similar to her Forever series. What I’m trying to say is that this is different given that it is a quick read so don;t expect more details that you will get when you read a full length novel.
Remembering You is kind of a cliche read but in a good way. The characters are swoon-worthy especially Sam and I love the fact that Claire, the main female lead in this story is strong-willed and down-to-earth despite the fact that she have all the material things she needs and doesn’t need. Sam & Claire’s love story was quick. It was like a love at first sight and then BOOM! something happened and things were all of a sudden different. I said it was kind of cliche because of how the characters found each other after all that has happened but I love reading it. The title is very apt and I cannot wait for more. I hope the next book will be a full length novel and more passionate moments that includes Sam & Claire and hopefully a glimpse of their future.
LET LOVE BE (THE LOVE 4) by MELISSA COLLINS
I have read Melissa Collins’ previous books in this series and I adore books 1 & 2. I have yet to read book 3 & 3.5 but I think this is her best and my fave so far. But it may change or not once I have read 3.5 because I will always be rooting for Maddy & Reid. Anyways, this book is very different from book 1. I think her writing developed into something more mature and life changing but the sweetness and romance in her story remains. She is one of my go to authors if I want to read something sweet and romantic yet will make you cry like a baby. I think this can be read as a standalone but to fully enjoy the series, I recommend to read all.
Lucy & Evan’s story is mature and not young adult characters have. What the characters been through is hard and difficult but them meeting and knowing each other, feelings developed and love happened. Their journey is quite hard. This story will inspire you, make you feel giddy and at some point will make you cry bucket of tears. I did. I think Melissa Collins’ wrote this story in a very sincere manner that readers of this book will feel the loss & love the characters felt. Like I said, this is by far Melissa’s best work and it was worth reading til the very end.
For crying out loud, settle down!
You know I can’t be found with you
We get back to my house
Your arms, my mouth
Now I just stop myself around you
WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL
Does it almost feel like nothing changed at all?