Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Just One Kiss Hits Close to Home

Description from

He won't hesitate to put his life on the line…but will he ever risk his heart?
Falling for Justice Garrett was a high point in Patience McGraw's otherwise awkward adolescence. Even after he disappeared, Patience never forgot the boy who captured her heart. Now he's back in Fool's Gold, California, and her passion for him is as strong as ever. But how can she trust that he won't abandon her again—and her daughter, too?
When bodyguard Justice Garrett was a young man, witness protection brought him to this idyllic town and he never forgot its warmth, or the sweet beauty of his childhood friend. He's returned to open a defense academy, and the Patience he once knew is all grown up. He can't resist her smile, or her curves. But Justice's past doesn't make him husband, or father, material.
Patience and Justice think they'll succumb to just one kiss… Then one more… Okay, just one night together. But they might learn that falling in love is beyond anyone's control.

Check it out, an actual book review from me! Holy cow! Okay, I do not have enough words to describe how awesome I thought this book is.  

When Patience was twelve years old, her best friend was 16 year old Justice Garrett.  Her crush on him was huge, and just as she is ready to let him know, he disappears without a trace.. His house didn't look like it had been lived in, he was gone without a trace.

Years later, Patience is a single mother of a 10 year old little girl named Lillie. The father ran out just after Lillie was born, so Patience, Lillie, and Patience's mother Ava all lived together, helping each other out as Ava has MS.  Patience is working as a hair dresser but has big dreams of opening a small town coffee shop.

One day, Justice returns. Just out of the blue. Patience's little heart goes pitter patter and she is just as in love with him now as she was when she was fourteen. Justice explained why he disappeared and his and Patience's relationship grows, from helping Lillie with a weird stalker like little boy to helping Patience when Lillie's long lost grandfather shows up and wants to be in her life. 

Patience dream comes true when she suddenly gets an inheritance, enough to open up the coffee house of her dreams. She falls easily for Justice, but Justice doesn't think he is good enough.  His father was a horribly bad person, and Justice thinks deep down he is the same. Then.. Lillie is kidnapped.. oh my yes a small mystery as well! Will they figure out his differences and live happily ever after? Well, of course! It's a Susan Mallery novel after all!!

Anyways, I really connected with Patience's character. As a single mother myself of a ten year old boy and I have spent the last couple of years taking care of a disabled father, this just felt real to me. I highly suggest EVERYONE read this book, but make sure you go all the way back to the very first Fool's Gold book, Chasing Perfect! This series is absolutely amazing. Its very light, and a good book if you don't want to exercise your brain. The romances are highly unassuming and always a happy ever after. So, get to reading everyone!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I've Fallen for the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

So I have read the Mortal Instruments series. I have loved the Mortal Instruments series. But for some odd reason I had the worst time trying to get through City of Lost Souls. It took me several tries.. and almost a year.. to finally finish it. I'm so very glad I did.

My only issue is the abrupt ending. And there isn't another one scheduled? Oh my word, I don't know if I can wait!! I dont want to post spoilers, but I really wish I had someone to talk to about this book! So, if you havent read the Mortal Instruments, pick them up starting with City of Bones and read them! They are amazing!

Dan Brown amazes again with "Inferno"


In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.

Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.

         All I can really say about this book is.. wow. I skipped Angels and Demons, loved Da Vinci Code, took forever to get through Lost Symbol. I really like Dan Brown's books but sometimes they are slow going. Inferno is Not. I flew through this book in less than 2 days, only about 4 and a half hours of reading total. I absolutely could not put it down! I liked the Dante's Inferno theme the book had. I've always heard about it but never read it. Now I want to. Also, Langdon visits lots of places in Italy and Turkey; I had to go on the internet and look some of the places up. Wow, wouldn't it be cool to go there!There is alot of talk about art as well. I'm not a big art fan, but I didn't lose interest because of it.  Like many of his books, he does have a scientific bit going in this book. The bad guy thinks the world is overpopulated and in 100 years we would be wiped out. So he, apparently, is creating a new Black Plague. It's a neat controversy because you can totally understand where this guy is coming from about overpopulation, but morally I was thinking "That's incredibly wrong!" I think this one could spark some public outrage similar to DaVinci Code did. 

Anyways, I loved it and everyone should read it! See ya!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Can't Buy Me Love by Molly O'Keefe

Description from Goodreads:

A girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Tara Jean Sweet knows that opportunity will never knock; she’ll have to seize it. Elderly Texas rancher Lyle Baker has a dying request: He will give Tara Jean a stake in his leather business in exchange for a little family subterfuge. All Tara Jean has to do is play the part of a gold-digging fiancĂ©e to lure Lyle’s estranged children home. The mission is soon accomplished. 
Now Lyle’s gone—and his ridiculously handsome son, Luc, an ice hockey superstar sidelined by injuries, is the new owner of Crooked Creek ranch. He’s also Tara Jean’s boss. But being so close to sinfully sweet Tara Jean does crazy things to Luc’s priorities, like make him want to pry her deepest secrets from those irresistible lips. But when Tara Jean’s past demands a dirty showdown, will Luc stay and fight?

I can't say this was my favorite contemporary romance but it was something to read. The story was kind of interesting, but it didn't suck me in the way Beth Ciotta, Susan Mallery, or Robyn Carr do. There are two more books and I actually didn't feel the absolute need to pick them up and read them. I actually just took them back to the library. The most I can say is it was something to read when I was home sick, a new author to try. 

Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Description from authors website:

“Who are you trying to fool? People are food. ... You're not any less of a monster than I am." -Jackal
Newly-turned vampire Allison Sekemoto must follow the call of blood, like breadcrumbs, to save her sire and mentor Kanin from Sarren, the psychotic vampire holding him captive. The trail leads Allie to her old home in New Covington and the Fringe, but there’s no time for nostalgia.
A new strain of Red Lung—the insidious virus that decimated the human population decades ago—has emerged. This time, it’s fatal to vampires, too. A cure might be among Kanin’s many secrets—if Allie reach him in time.
But when the brave, fearless human boy she left safely behind re-enters her life, Allie is torn between the remnants of her humanity and the bloodthirst that consumes her. How can two people so different feel so much for each other? One was born good. The other was reborn a monster. It’s a love as undeniable as it is impossible.

So over the weekend I finished the Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa . It is the second book in the Blood of Eden series. The first book, Immortal Rules, was difficult to get through. Its a dystopian vampire series. Vampires and scientists accidently created a plague thats wiped out most of the population. Most vampires turned become Rabids, as well as humans that are bitten (if they survive at all) become Rabids as well. Its a very dark book. Book 2, though, I liked better. Allie and Zeke and that jerk Jackal are searching for Allie and Jackal's sire Kanin, who they think can figure out a cure, but he was kidnapped by Sarrin, this major psycho vampire. I really enjoyed the book, but watch out for the MAJOR cliffhanger at the end! OMG

P.S. The cover really doesnt fit the book At ALL. 

Fever by Maya Banks

 is the second book in her Breathless trilogy, book one was Rush. This book is about Jace, Mia's brother, and Bethany, a young woman who has been taking care of herself and her foster brother for a long time on the streets. 

This book, I think, was much more "50 Shades of Grey" than the first one. There was some BDSM, which I think was a bit darker than FSG. Jace is extremely possessive and dominating, which makes me as a very independent female want to smack him around a bit because to me its more like he is disrespecting her, but to each their own. 

It will be interesting to see what happens in the last book with Ash, Burn comes out in May .