I find this cute, sweet, funny, a bit romantic but definitely awkward. :D
WANTED BY YOU (LOVE IN THE CITY 1) by STEPH NUSS
Wanted By You is a story that you will devour and the kind that you don’t want to end. This story is just pure love from start to finish. To be honest, I was hoping for the shoe to drop while I was in the process of reading the story but it never did and that’s okay. There are stories out there that will make you scream because scenarios in the story are complicated, full of drama and heartbreaking but I realized (while reading this book) that there are stories that you can enjoy and not be pessimistic while you’re reading it. It’s okay to enjoy the love, giddy feeling and romance of what you’re reading and this story has that. You will love it because you will feel the love the characters have for each other and not just the main characters, they will make you feel like you’re there, that you’re part of the story. Steph Nuss did a wonderful job in giving me that and I am looking forward for more.
The story and the characters that Steph Nuss introduced made me learn to just go with what life throws at you and just savor the good moments rather than focus on the bad. That there would be bad things for sure but don’t let it ruin the happiness that’s in front of you. I appreciate her telling a story and hope that others who have read this book will appreciate what she wrote and what she is trying to convey.
The love Elly & Carter have for each other did not start as rushed or so passionate. Actually, it was long overdue but in those that they have been good friends and kept their feelings for each other build that love, respect and sincerity that made their relationship (when they finally opened up) stronger and more meaningful than ever. There was a bit of struggle by the end of the story and it was a tough one but their love made them overcome it and just focus on the good side of things. It was pure love, romance, life, family & friends.
I totally recommend this book.
Fantastic. Heartfelt. Lovely.
CRASHED (THE DRIVEN TRILOGY 3) by K. BROMBERG
I finally decided to start this series because of all the hype it was getting. With the release of book 3 coming so quickly, I had to read it. And it did not disappoint and I was glad that I gave it a shot that book 3 is about to go live. This book has a cliffhanger that maybe if book 2 and 3 have not yet been released, I will throw an adult tantrum. I swear.
I think I got hooked just by reading the first chapter. It was so interesting that you can’t help but finish it. I like the cockiness of the male character, Colton and I love how feisty yet vulnerable Rylee is. They have this comical banter going on in this whole book that it is so much fun to read and so enticing that you just have to read it all throughout the night.
I admire Rylee’s character in this story. She is so kind-hearted that I wish I am friends with her. Her advocacies are commendable and admirable at the same time. What she believes in and what she is fighting for is so genuinely good in so many ways. I love her for it and I love that K. Bromberg wrote this part in Rylee’s life.
Colton Donovan is a piece of work yet hot as hell. A piece of work because he can be a jerk and be so freakin sweet at the same time and then of a sudden he is this dominant male that snaps like a freakin woman. Obviously he has issues and Rylee recognized it and the ‘fixer’ in her wants to care and heal whatever it is Colton needs healing from. At some point, I felt sad for Rylee because she is a woman who deserves more that she is attracted to a guy who is not sure of what he deserves and wants that it is making her sad and hurt.
I dig stories about M/F romances that the female character somehow changes the guy’s perspective in life. That the guy wants to be a better person because the female character and in this story, it has that but it is such a work in progress that reading it was a bit exhausting. Coz I feel sorry for Rylee in some scenes in the story.
Like I mentioned awhile ago, I was hooked since the the 1st chapter but one thing I didn’t like about the story is how I it is similar to FSOG. Let me explain. I think it would be okay that it was similar to Fifty Shades of Grey it’s just that I didn’t enjoy reading the parts where the lines that was used in FSOG was also in this book. The exact line if I’m not mistaken and honestly, it was a turn-off. So what I did was ignore it coz rather than focus on those lines I’d rather focus on the story and look forward to Colton & Rylee’s journey to… love? We will see…
I enjoyed it as a whole and happy that eventhough there was a freakin cliffhanger, it didn’t sour my mood because book 2 is out. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I wonder how those who have read this book before book 2 was out felt like. I know the feeling. But for this series, I am lucky I decided to read it days before book 3’s release. Bleh. ;p
THE HAZARDS OF SKINNY DIPPING (HAZARDS 1) by ALYSSA ROSE IVY
I didn’t expect this book to be good so I was surprised that it was really good. Yes, the synopsis intrigued me so I gave it a shot and I didn’t even read the reviews coz I didn’t have time to do so but yeah, this book is really good. A very worthy read.
The Hazards of Skinny Dipping has a coming out of age feel to it that I find really interesting. It was a light read but there’s something about the story and how it was written that you can’t help but finish it right away. I love that it started light but as the story goes you realized that it is so much more.
Alyssa wrote a story that is not just about falling in love but about finding who you are, being real to your feelings. It is also about college and starting a new life ahead. I love the whole story because it is something that most us experienced and it will give you some of the life lessons you need. The characters are just amazing especially Reed. He is responsible and very male that you will admire his stature and how he handles things. I like that he and Juliet compliments each other and that both learned something from their experiences.
I think the next book that has the same theme to it. That it’s about college life and the experiences you go through with it and I will sure read more from this series. I would recommend this if you like these types of stories and romance stories that will not just give you butterflies but life lessons as well.
SWEET LITTLE THING (SWEET THING 1.5) by RENEE CARLINO
What a great ending to Mia and Will’s story. I must say that I love Will even more in this book and salud to Renee for writing this book in Will’s POV with such rawness and very genuine that if I didn’t know better, I would think it was written by a male author. A well-written male POV from a female author. I love it. I love everything in it and I love and appreciate the she wrote this beautiful and heart-warming ending.
Sweet Little Thing is a novella that fans of book 1 will sure love. Written in Will’s POV, it will give fans more insides to how and what Will is thinking when it comes to music, life and his love for Mia. I think I can safely say that in this book, we see a much better side of Will and how his brain works. He is such a note-worthy character and definitely a book boyfriend contender that you would wish he is real. Renee gave us a a very sweet story between a couple who is trying to build something more and looking forward to their forever. It is a novella but after I finished reading it, it felt like a full-length novel. Maybe because it was so good that I didn’t notice that it was short and because the story is just beautiful.
This story will make you love the characters even more, that is if you have read book 1. It will give you the familiarity yet new light on Will and Mia’s story. It is the perfect ending. Perfection.
RUNAWAY GROOM (WATKIN’S POND 1) by VIRGINIA NELSON
A cute read. It was short, simple and enough to make you giddy. It didn’t wow me though, I was hoping for more explanation on the male protagonist’s side but it was a kind of read that is worth reading when you want something light, fast and cute. :)
RARE & PRECIOUS THINGS (THE BLACKSTONE AFFAIR 4) by RAINE MILLER
All good things must come to an end and yes, this is definitely an ending fans of this beautiful series will love and treasure. The Blackstone Affair is one of the most romantic, heart-fluttering and erotic series I have read and one that is well and beautifully written.
In this last installment, our very male Ethan Blackstone and his American girl, Brynne is now married and is expecting a child and while it’s good to imagine that things are all smooth sailing, it is not. Brynne’s past is again trying to disturb the peace in their lives and is making Brynne terribly sad. But what I most like about this book is Raine Miller wrote intimate and gave us the write words to visualize the romantic, sweet and precious moments in Ethan and Brynne’s life. As a fan, I appreciate all of it. It is nice to read something that gives you a glimpse of what the characters have. I see a guy who loves her wife so much and is willing to give everything to protect and make her safe and a woman who is so brave, passionate and is willing to move past her demons and make peace to her past for her to live a life that’s whole for her man and her baby. I love that I got to see em work things out and trust each other. Raine used words that will make your heart flutter and make your insides gooey. I also like that we see a different Ethan in this book. A more passionate and less domineering male of a specimen.
I thought I could not love Ethan Blackstone more after book 3 but in this story, my love for his character is on full 110%. I fell in love in Ethan and Brynne’s story in book 1 and now I fell in love even more. This story, their story is one that I will sure treasure and be inspired about. Raine Miller wrote this impeccably and her words are perfect for the love story of Ethan and Brynne and I could not ask for more. A great read from the first word to the last and I am sure than fans of this series will love every minute of reading it. :)