Never Too Far by Abbi Glines

17029526

Never too Far by Abbi Glines

Series: Fallen too Far (#2)

Publisher: Smashwords

Published: 25th February 2013

Goodreads: He had held a secret that destroyed her world. 

Everything she had known was no longer true. 

Blaire couldn’t stop loving him but she knew she could never forgive him.
Now, she was back home and learning to live again. Moving on with life… until something happened to send her world spinning once again. 
What do you do when the one person you can never trust again is the one that you need to trust so desperately? 

You lie, hide, avoid, and pray that your sins never find you out.”

 

To read my review of Fallen Too Far click here!

*This review contains SPOILERS*

I loved Fallen too Far, as a matter in fact, I loved it so much I have already read it about four times. So when Never Too Far got to my hands I couldn’t wait to open it and read it.

One of the best things about this series was that you could see the story happening through Blaire’s eyes. And one of the things I dislike the most about New Adult books is the two POV thingy going on. It was interesting to read only from Blaire’s POV cause you had no idea what Rush was thinking.

But then, one I got to the 2nd chapter all I said was “Holly shit, what did Abbi Glines do?” Seriously, WHY? She ruined it! I was so mad, I’m still mad cause Fallen too Far was one of my fav books and she ruined it! It felt like she just threw a rock at my face.

So I have something to tell every single New Adult contemporary romance author, don’t do it, just don’t. Ever heard of the “hey, what’s he thinking? gosh I wanna know it but don’t at the same time”? Yes, well it’s a real thing. Just write from the girl’s POV and nobody will get mad, and if you do, don’t do it on the SECOND F***** book!!!

-sorry-not-sorry-i’m-seriously-mad

One problem with Abbi Gline’s books is that she now writes with two POV’s, ALWAYS. I wish sometimes she would just stop and think… perhaps she did, perhaps I’m being an idiot about this, I’m sure there must be readers who actually love reading a book with two POV’s… well, I’m NOT one of those.

Moreover, Abbi could’ve just written Never too Far from Blaire’s POV and then once the readers had reached the end of the book, surprise, surprise, special scenes by Rush’s POV. That way everybody would be happy, no damage made.

I honestly think Abbi loses a lot, as a writer, by writing with two POV’s. But that’s just my opinion… I still love Abbi Gline’s books, but I was so disappointed with Rush’s POV… damn, the only positive thing about it was that you were able to see Nanette better as a person. Now, I know a lot of people hate her and want to strangle her most of the time, believe me, so do I, but I couldn’t help but feel sad for her. The one we should really hate is Georgiana, Nanette’s and Rush’s mother.

Throughout the book you see how deeply Rush loves Blair, although sometimes I felt he didn’t love her enough… And Blaire she forgives him too easily, and I’m not talking about her jumping hormones, cause seriously, that was hot, I mean when Nan has her accident, Rush rushes to the hospital (“Rush rushes” haha) and the bastard literally throws a pregnant Blair out of the fucking car, what-the-hell, oh, he also “forgets” to call her for a week, I found myself wishing Woods would make his moves on Blair.

But in the end, Rush understands that he would eventually lose Blair if he continued to act like an idiot, hopefully on Forever too Far he will change his ways.

All in all, I rate this book with

3.5 Chibis

 

Cover Reveal: Tempting the Bodyguard by J.Lynn

Tempting the Bodyguard cover

 

 

Blurb:

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He can protect her from everyone except himself.

Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.

Chandler Gamble has one rule: don’t protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he’s caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she’s at his complete mercy.

She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose…

 

Release date: May 12th 2014

Goodreads

Author Bio:

Jennifer L Armentrout author photo

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

Twitter|Facebook|Website|Entangled website author page

Reviews with or without spoilers?

When I started writing reviews, I mainly just tried to express my feelings over a book and that’s it. I didn’t really talk about the book. Now, things have changed. I feel the need to write about what happens in certain scenes, about what that character did and how the other reacted, things like that. Basically, I felt the need to turn the “reviews” into booktalks. But then, another problem arises: what can I tell the other readers? Should I be specific or try to explain while not explaining? Should I maybe give hints to what happens? Damn it, what should I do??? What should I write? I don’t want to spoil anyone but my review won’t make any sense if I don’t explain what I’m writing about. I have all this ideas on my mind and then I end up writing absolutely nothing.

And this is how this post came to mind. My mind is all fucked up. So, I’ve come to a conclusion. Imma write reviews with spoilers! Full spoilerly spoilers! If you haven’t read a book and don’t want to know how it ends or what happens, just read the first and last paragraphs, I won’t be as cruel and spoil a book in the first line of my review. I’m not that mean. From now on, the first paragraph will tell you my general opinion of the book and what it is about, the last one will mention my feelings more intensely and will tell if I recommend or not the book. Should be easy right?

I have to admit, I’m kinda worried about this. I just want to write more and more but I keep deleting reviews or changing them because I don’t know what it’s okay to mention and what is not. So, I think it’s better to adopt a fuck it attitude and just go with the flow. I’ll write what I want and if I see the spoilers are huge I’ll just write a little warning, like I did in some of my first reviews.

Conclusions from this post:

If you like spoilers, you’re ok.

If you don’t like spoilers, fear not my dear friends! Just read the first and last paragraph of my reviews and your book’s expectations will be intact!

Also, I’m just talking for myself. Sofyy will continue writing her reviews as she as always done!

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Published:  September 10th 2013

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Goodreads: Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .
But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate 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.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behin

Review

Let’s just take a moment to think about how I probably added a new favourite author to my list. OMG ASJFHI AUYRN<I HEN98ACBY ENHQ ACWEANWRWQA Sorry for putting you through that horrible keyboard smashing but my heart is still skipping fast in my chest, my hands keep flailing, ok, I probably look like a lunatic, but guys, this is such a good book. FLUFFLY, that’s how I’d describe Fangirl.

First of all, I think I should mention that I grew up reading fanfics, mostly Sasunaru *cough* *cough* Don’t turn those judgy eyes on me! I liked me some Sasunaru, what can I say. Anyway, I don’t read fanfiction now, maybe because I’m always reading actual books but I have to admit there are some pretty good fanfics out there and I might look for on in the future to read. I miss them… Onto the actual book now! Fangirl made me remember those times and sometimes I saw myself in Cath’s position. Cath is a complete fangirl for Simon Snow, a fictional fictional character in Fangirl. Btw, thanks for that, I actually went looking to see if the books mentioned were real books, expecting to start ordering them and BAM, they are not. I wanted to read them *sniff* *sniff* Well played Rainbow Rowell, well played.

Fangirl is a simple book that’s not that simple. It begins with Cath and Wren, her twin sister, moving to college and how they adapt to their new life. The only thing here is that we are used to crazy college stories and how they meet the hottest guy in campus and then we get some angst and in the end everything is well and okay. Well, forget that. In Fangirl, we get a nerdy girl (who acts a lot like me actually), her crazy roommate and how she struggles to meet new people, while writing fanfics about Simon Snow. Of course, there is romance in this book but it’s slow and so cute I have to use this GIF.

We don’t get a perfect looking guy, we get a perfect gentleman! He has his flaws but is so damn gentle and arghh cute that you can’t help but love him. And the way he never puts pressure on her, PERFECTION! Also, I want a boyfriend who wants me to read out loud just to pass that.

I loved how Cath had some academic problems as well, making friends that turned to be not what she expected, this all made the novel more realistic. But I think that what I loved the most is how Cath reacted to a certain family problem. Her mother left when she was eight and now wanted to reconnect again. But she doesn’t accept that and well, you’ll have to read the novel to find out what happens. I just think that it’s amazing and it’s the first time that I read about how one doesn’t accept one back just because they’re “family”. Finally, someone had the guts to express what I feel, just because they are family by blood doesn’t mean they are FAMILY. If they left you when you most needed them, fuck them. I love Rainbow Rowell for this, she doesn’t talk bullshit in this book. However, I wanted to see more of her father. Their discussions were amazing and pure comedy and their interactions were hilarious.

If you haven’t read Fangirl what are you waiting for??? I’m already anxious to read Rainbow Rowell’s other novels!

4.5 Chibis

Book Review: Capturing Peace by Molly McAdams

18599802

Capturing Piece by Molly McAdams

Series: Sharing You (#0.5)

Published: 8th April 2014

Publisher: William Morrow Impulse

Goodreads:Coen Steele has spent the last five years serving his country. Now that he’s back, he’s finally ready to leave behind the chaos of the battlefield and pursue his lifelong dream. What he wasn’t expecting was the feisty sister of one of his battle buddies—who has made it obvious that she wants nothing to do with him—to intrigue him in a way no woman has before.

Reagan Hudson’s life changed in the blink of an eye six years ago when she found out she was pregnant and on her own. Since then, Reagan has vowed never to let another man into her life so that no one can walk out on her, or her son, again. But the more she runs into her brother’s hot and mysterious friend, the more he sparks something in her that she promised herself she wouldn’t feel again.

Can two people with everything to lose allow themselves to finally capture the love they both deserve?”

 

Review:

Hot Asian guy?!

(this is Jay Park in case you are wondering)

Hell to the yeah I’m reading this! 

 

Sorry for being so graphic… xD

Anyway, let’s get down to business!

I hate the cover! It is terribly… terrible? There are so many things wrong with it… ughh, I hope Molly didn’t have a hand on choosing the cover… 

Anyway you know what they say… don’t judge a book by it’s cover, and indeed, I didn’t!

So the story begins with Reagan finding out she’s pregnant at 16, her boyfriend leaves her and her family pretty much freaks out.

Then everything goes into fast-forward (6 years latter) and we have Coen Steele who moves into his best friend’s town. His best friend just so happens to be Reagan’s brother. Reagan’s brother (whose name I can’t recall but I do remember his name sounds like Reagan’s) tries to set up Coen and Reagan together, which doesn’t really end well cause Reagan basically loses it and runs away.

After giving birth to Parker, Reagan renegades men (sort of), she dedicates herself fully to educating and providing for Parker, which I admire a lot.

Despite Reagan’s intentions she feels hopelessly attracted to Coen, and him to her, and as their relationship develops so does Coen’s and Parker’s relationship. Parker starts acting as if Coen is his father since he never met his.

I totally understand Reagan when she get’s all hot and bothered when Coen does something cute and fatherly with her son, what can I say, female hormones? Seeing a hot guy holding a kid, especially your kid is so adorable and completely hot at the same time hahaha 

 So yeah, when I see a hot guy with a baby/kid *coff Channing Tantum coff* I cannot help this urge to jump his bones like a cat in heat xD

One thing annoys me though… Coen is kind of cliche, although his is Asian, something we don’t usually “see” on a main male character (more male characters should be Asian, cause Asians are SO HOT), Coen is also the oh-so-typical guy who was in the army and has now some fucked up trauma to deal with aka nightmares aka flashbacks, whatever… So yeah I was hoping for more from him.

*SPOILERS AHEAD DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW* 

Btw, do you know when you get to that part of a book where it’s tittle connects to what you’re reading, sorta “eureka” moment? Well when I got to that part where Coen surprises Reagan on her b-day with a photo exhibition and finally tells her what the hell had happened to him… again I found so “ohh ok… this is so… expected?” yeah I was already expecting for this to happen… Coen’s trauma would get in their relationship’s way, they would temporarily break up, Coen would realize his mistake and beg for Reagan’s forgiveness. Of course then he would have to spill his beans about his “demons” and all would be ok.

– “A night of not remembering is heaven, but that”—­he pointed to the picture of the three of us—­“is my peace. You and Parker are my peace. You’re my life. My family. I can’t live without you, please don’t ask me to keep doing it.” – Capturing Peace by Molly McAdams

It was this moment I was talking about people.

I really loved the ending though! I love weddings!! 

Ok, ok, I really like Coen despite everything I said, he’s so sweet and romantic… When I was reading through that part where Parker calls him dad for the first time and Coen’s like “holy shit, he called me dad, oh fuck I wanna cry like a baby cause this is such a touching moment.”, yeah well that got to me! My stomach was hurting due to the butterflies… stupid butterflies, always messing with me when I’m reading something good.

4 Chibis