Book Review: College Bound by Lilia Ford

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College Bound by Lilia Ford

Published: 13th October 2014

Publisher:  Liliaford Romance LLC

Playlist: Crossfade – Cold; Cranberries – Zombie

Goodreads: ““I think you would be right for a position with quite specific requirements that would be hard to fill otherwise.”

After a vicious fight with her stepbrother and guardian, Natalie storms out of the family McMansion, never imagining that would be the last time she’d be allowed in the house. A string of truly rotten decisions follows, until she finds herself suspended from school, friendless, broke, and camping out at the convenience store where she works. Worst of all, her college applications are due!

Thanks to a helpful teacher and her own stupendous brilliance she manages to get into her top choice college. Unfortunately, dealing with the financial aid forms proves to be too much for her supersmarts and she is about to lose her spot because she cannot get the money together to pay the deposit.

Enter Gareth Boyd, an old family friend with an indecent proposal that will pay for everything—if she can meet his price.

Warning: This story features an eighteen-year-old heroine with a foul mouth and horrible judgment, a criminally unscrupulous man intent on taking advantage of her, and multiple scenes of bondage, spanking, ménage, and one potentially triggering scene of attempted rape. The novel is an erotic fantasy in which characters manipulate or disregard notions of proper consent in ways that would never be acceptable in real life. Adult Readers Only”

Review:

*I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley for an honest review.*

I was pretty uncertain about reading this book, but since Netgalley sent it to me (and I have to admit that I needed to read something spicy), I decided to give it a try.

Thank God I did it. I’m not a big fan of Erotica books, they are usually boring, tacky, silly and always about sex, sex, the romance is rushed and there’s never a real story behind it.

This book is my guilty pleasure, so what? Sue me. I loved this book and I won’t go back on my word.

At first I wasn’t very keen… the main character, Natalie is an idiotic, rude teenage girl, I didn’t like her. Even now I’m not sure I like… actually I hated all the characters on this book. But damn guys, this book is so utterly good, it pulls you in, compels you into reading it until the last damn page.

Natalie is an 18-year-old girl who get’s thrown out of her house by her bastard of a step-brother because someone published on the internet a video of her making out with two guys (this was the first thing I didn’t like about her.). It’s not that I don’t agree with women being with two guys, I mean, come on! These days guys have three-ways with two girls and no one bats an eye, so why can’t women do the same if they want to? The thing I didn’t agree with, was Natalie doing it in public. Even if she was with only a guy or girl I still think it’s gross to go at it in public, privacy is good, go for it, do it in private.

Anyway, after that, Natalie practically becomes homeless, until an a friend f hers, Gareth makes her a very “interesting” proposition. He wants her to become a love slave, not only to him, but also to Jamie, another really “interesting” dude, in exchange he will pay her college fees (Brown University).

The thing about this book is that all characters are fucked up in their own way. Even now I don’t know what is the thing about this book, only that I loved it and I want to forget it so I can read it again.

I must tell you that this book’s sex scenes are all disturbing if you’re used to reading stuff of love and flowers (me!!!), I’m used to more vanilla situations, where I can picture myself being the main character surrounded by love and sunshine. *hahaha-hardy-har-har*

Even if I couldn’t relate to Natalie or her situation, let’s called it situation cause it’s seems nicer, I was still able to read this book without wanting to shut down my computer and scream bloody murder.

 

Another thing I loved about College Bound was the writer. Lilia Ford writes wonderfully, not to mention that she is hilarious!!!

I couldn’t hold back my laughter in certain parts of the book, which scared my brother, because it’s almost 3 am and the house is super quiet. Have I mentioned that my laughter is kind of creepy? No? Okay, now you know it.

Guys, read this book if you’re into spicy romances. That’s all I can tell you.

4.99999 Chibis

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Book review: Bad for you by Abbi Glines

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Bad for you by Abbi Glines

Series: Sea Breeze (#7)

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Published: April 1st 2014

Goodreads: Innocence was never meant for the addictive… 

Addiction was something Krit Corbin accepted as part of his nature a long time ago. He decided to embrace it and flip his finger at the rules. Women had always been the number one thing on his list of addictions. He couldn’t get enough. Being the lead singer in a rock band had only made access to his favorite addiction that much easier.

Being alone was the only thing Blythe Denton understood. The small town minister’s family that raised her hadn’t accepted her as their own. The minister’s wife had always made sure Blythe understood just how unworthy she was of love. When Blythe is sent away to college and given a chance to finally be free of living as an unwanted burden, she looks forward to having peace in her life. Being alone isn’t something that bothers her. She escapes reality in the stories she writes.

However, the ridiculously sexy tattooed guy who keeps throwing parties in the apartment above hers is driving her crazy. For starters, he doesn’t treat her like she would expect a guy with a different woman always hanging on his arm to treat someone as uninteresting as her. She looks nothing like the gorgeous women she sees parading in and out of his apartment, but for some strange reason he keeps showing up at her door.

During a party at his apartment, Krit’s new neighbor comes to the door with her long brown hair pulled up in a messy knot and a pair of glasses perched on her cute little nose. She wants him to turn down the music, but he convinces her to stay.

Krit Corbin may have just found his biggest addiction yet. And Blythe Denton realizes too late that she’s finally been claimed.”

 

Review:

 

Yes, I guess you have noticed by now, I’m a big Abbi Glines’s fan… what can I say, she’s awesome. Her books make me feel angsty, swoony, red-hot mad and red-hot other thing *giggles*

I don’t know why but I have this thing for books whose main characters are: virginal, sweet, innocent girls and bad/playboy, alpha guys. My mom probably dropped me a couple of times when I was a baby, I wouldn’t be surprised if she did cause I’m pretty weird sometimes *coff always coff*

I thought this book would only be about some unresolved business the main male character had, like not being able to keep a stable relationship, or idk, child drama, or even being unable to utter a certain four letter word, you know, the thing you usually read on every NA book nowadays…

This book was about that, but mainly, about the main female character, Blythe. Like I said before, I admit I have a soft spot for sweet, innocent main characters, yet Blythe was still able to bring something new to all the other book characters I’ve ever met. I can’t praise her enough, really.

Anyway guys, I really want you to read this one, even if you don’t like Abbi Glines’s books (I am aware of some bad critics), or if you don’t know Abbi Glines at all.

This book can be read as a standalone, so please give it a try!

My brain and insides turned into mush after reading this book. Hopefully it will make you feel the same! 

I won’t even go further and explain how the book starts, as I usually do, I just really want you go ahead and read it like I did. I started reading this book without even reading the summary, which a must to me!

4.5 very sexy Chibis

Never Too Far by Abbi Glines

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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!!!

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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:

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# 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.

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Book Review: Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

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Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

Series: Thoughtless (#1)

Published: June 11th 2011 (first published in 2009)

Publisher: CreateSpace

Summary: “For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart.

Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes…and none of them will ever be the same.”

Review:

Can I just tell you how truly beautiful this book is? It’s just… there’s no words to describe this. Kellan’s and Kiera’s love story is so enthralling… I felt myself crying, laughing (at Griffin’s stupid sexual innuendos), swooning, getting red-hot mad, sexually frustrated (don’t judge me! read the book and you’ll know what I’m talking about!!), idk, this book made me feel so many different emotions, it’s like a roller coaster…

Once action kicks in you can’t help yourself, you just can’t stop until the very last page, or the last book 😉 And guess what?! There’s gonna be A FUCKING MOVIE!!!

If you haven’t read Thoughtless all I have to say to you is “Go to the next fucking bookstore and buy it!” This is not a stupid love story where two people see each other, just happen to fall in love right way and one month later they’re getting married. No guys… This story is about a couple, Denny and Kiera, who go to a new town, Denny to his dream job and Kiera to University. They start living in Kellan’s, Denny’s old friend, apartment. Kiera’s first impression of Kellan is that he’s a playboy, flirty and HOT, hot as in drop-your-panties-on-the-floor-kind-of-hot. Picture this, rock god, who plays in a band, flirts with every girl, hot bod, face that makes angels sing and a voice sexy enough to turn a lesbian into straight. (ok, perhaps I’m exaggerating ahaha).

As Denny leaves to another town, due to his work, Kiera and Kellan develop a friendship, a friendship that is constantly being  pushed, since they feel attracted to each other. On those times I just felt frustrated, I wanted Kiera to pull away and try to keep her distance. But then again, I think that if I was in Kiera’s shoes I wouldn’t have been able to control myself either around Kellan Kyle.

Then Denny decides that his work is more important than his girlfriend, he calls Kiera to tell her of his boss’s demands concerning work, he has to stay where he is permanently. Obviously Kiera broke up with him, I would’ve done the same, long-distance relationship are a pain in the ass… What I didn’t agree with was getting drunk and have sex with sex-on-a-stick Kellan. She should’ve thought through things instead of jumping into trouble. Denny returns on the next day begging for Kiera’s forgiveness, claiming he had quit the job for her. Kiera get’s back to him and makes an agreement with Kellan to keep their night together in secrecy. I was so sad for the three of them, specially Kiera, she’s a person with good intentions, despite all…

Afterwards, Kiera and Kellan get into a very dangerous relationship, full of ups and downs. Their path is full of passion, love and guilt, I felt both sad and mad at everyone, sometimes I wanted to help them, other times yell at them in rage. All of these contradictory feelings make Thoughtless the book it is, brilliant, deep, loving and passionate. I wish to have someone love me as much as Kellan loves Kiera, but truthfully, I don’t want to go through what these two go through :’)

I recommend this book to everyone who simply enjoys reading a breathtaking story.

Playlist: One Direction – Story of my Life; Extreme – More than Words; HIM – Gone With the Sin; Birdy – Skinny Love; One Republic – Counting Stars.

To read Ana’s review of Reckless (#3)

4.5 Chibis