Review: Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart by Tiffany Truitt

Title: Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart

Author: Tiffany Truitt

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Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]

Heat Rating: Warm

Page Count and Format: 240 pages, Ebook

Published: July 18th 2016 by Entangled: Embrace

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558587481

 Blurb (from Goodreads):

In the span of seven days, Annabel Lee will lose her heart.

Kennedy Harrison, as reckless with life as Annabel is obsessed with order, never could commit to anything—not to a person, not to a job, not to a path. But he’s got a history with Annabel, and for once Kennedy doesn’t want to run. Determined to spend time with her before she leaves for college, Kennedy dares her to join him on a road trip to a music festival.

And neither of them could ever say no to a dare.

But Annabel’s got a plan. She’ll complete seven dares in seven days—if Kennedy applies for one writing internship per dare. Because Kennedy needs to be pushed just as much as she does.

What follows is a dizzying week of music, shady hotels, comical dares, and a passion neither one knew existed. But when it ends, Annabel and Kennedy will realize the biggest dare of all might just be falling for each other.


USEEEEEEEEEThis book disappointed me a little as I high hopes for this one. The story was predictable but it could have taken a totally different turn but unfortunately it didn’t but I can’t totally say I didn’t enjoy it because it had its moments!

Annabel, the dare queen became a control freak after an accident changed her life. Kennedy was her partners in crime since they were kids but after the accident, he stopped being friends with her. But now, he realises his mistake and wants her back in his life. He knows he can get her back through the only way, by throwing a dare toward her but the new Annabel is quite different from the one he knew. Would he be able to get her back or is it already too late?

The plot had potential but it did let me down in some ways. Annabel and Kennedy were friends and partners in crime since their childhood but after a particular accident left Annabel scarred and killed her brother, she changed. She became more controlled. And Kennedy withdrew from her. It had been years since they have actually talked but Kennedy desperately wants her back in his life and he is ready to do anything for it. I liked the idea for the dare, Kennedy would take her on a road trip to a music festival and there for be 7 dares and for each dare he has to submit his writing. The dares were pretty funny sometimes and sometimes edgy but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

Annabel was a likable character. Although she became a control freak but she was fiercely protective of the ones she loved, especially her grandmother and I liked her relationship with her. I liked Kennedy, he understood his mistake and did everything under his power to redeem himself but the resolve was too quick and the ending kind of felt rushed. Also, another downfall was that I wasn’t invested in the characters that much, therefore I didn’t enjoy the romance much.

Overall, Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart was an okay read! The plot was different yet predictable and the characters failed to hold my interest. But there were some parts of the story that I really enjoyed. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?

Maybe.


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Review: No Falling Allowed by Melissa West

Title: No Falling Allowed

Author: Melissa West

Series: No Kissing Allowed, book 2 [Can be read as a standalone]

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]

Heat Rating: Very warm

Page Count and Format: 200 pages, Ebook

Expected Publication: July 18th 2016 by Entangled: Embrace

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051


Blurb (from Goodreads):

My life just went South…

Twenty-four hours. That’s how long it took my life to flip upside down.

Wake up in bed alone after the best night of my life? Check.

Get fired instead of the promised promotion? Check.

Wealthy parents cut me off when I refuse to follow their path for my life? Check.

Now I’m in Cricket Creek, SC—a place where no New Yorker belongs—disowned and broke, with a new job that I can’t mess up. Oh yeah, and staring at my one-night stand, who happens to be the complete opposite of my type.

Southern.

Cocky.

Bartender.

Noah Hunter never should have made it back to my apartment in NYC, and I definitely shouldn’t be in his small town. But fate had another plan. Or a horrible sense of humor.

Who knew Mr. Wrong could feel so right…


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This book was what I exactly needed yesterday. And I’m loving this series although each book in this series can be read as a standalone. You can read my review of No Kissing Allowed, book 1 here.

Grace Soaring is the only daughter of a multimillionaire yet she doesn’t want to join her father’s company, she wants to have a name for herself. But that doesn’t sit well with her father as she ends up being cut off from her family wealth. Then she meets Noah, a bartender and who is the total opposite of her. Yet they both have a hard time resisting one another. But Noah has some issues due to which he can’t completely surrender. Will they actually build something real or will it be destroyed before they even reach that point?

I loved the storyline! It was quite refreshing. Grace is the daughter of a multimillionaire yet she wants to reach fame with her own hard work, just like her father did. Yet he doesn’t understand the fact but Grace is quite stubborn. I loved this quality of hers, no matter what happened, she sticked to her belief. Although this book starts as a typical NA book but as it proceeded the plot slowly developed more meaning to it. Noah was a great characters and I absolutely loved him but he could he really stupid sometimes though I loved what he did towards the end. But what I loved the most was that Grace didn’t wait or fidget about what was going to happen, she fought back! God! I loved that girl!

The plot otherwise was quite interesting as well. I loved seeing how things happened one by one. Grace’s best friends were pretty great as well, I wished there were more scenes of them together. Noah was a great big brother, he was the soul responsible for his brother but he also used him as an excuse for not committing to anyone. I loved how Grace made him throw this fact out of the window! But I loved how Noah was with his brother, it was adorable! There was not much family thingy in this book, but I really loved the little bit that was there.

Overall, No Falling Allowed was a great read! It was fun and light-hearted. The plot and the characters were interesting and kept me invested in the story. The writing was beautiful and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I can’t wait to read more by this author!

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, how many of you are eager to read this one? Have you read No Kissing Allowed or any other work by this author? If yes, how has your experience been so far? Share your thoughts with me!

Review: Beyond the Stars by Stacy Wise

Author: Stacy Wise

Tittle: Beyond the Stars

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Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]

Heat Rating: Mildly warm

Page Count and Format: 336 pages, Ebook

Expected Publication: February 8th 2016 by Entangled Publishing

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051


Blurb (from Goodreads):

Falling for him wasn’t in the plans…

Most girls would kill for the opportunity to work for Jack McAlister, Hollywood’s hottest actor, but twenty-one-year-old Jessica Beckett is ready to kick him out of her red Ford Fiesta and never look back. She should be spending her junior year in France, eating pastries and sharpening her foreign language skills. Instead she’s reluctantly working as Jack’s personal assistant, thanks to her powerhouse talent agent aunt.

Jack is private, prickly, and downright condescending. Jessica pushes his buttons—she’s not the type of girl to swoon over celebrity heartthrobs, precisely why her aunt thought she’d be perfect for the job— and Jack pushes right back.

But as she begins to peel away his layers, Jessica is shocked to find she craves her boss’s easy smile and sexy blue eyes. The problem is, so does the entire female population. And what started out as the job from hell soon has Jess wondering if a guy like Jack could ever find love with a regular girl like her.


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I love this kind of storyline, it screams of forbidden romance in a kind of way. Though it wasn’t exactly that but I definitely enjoyed the ride.

Jessica had to cancel her educational trip to France because she fell ill and now because of her aunt who is an agent, she had to reluctantly agree to work temporarily as a personal assistant for Hollywood’s most hottest actor, Jack McAlister. Jessica isn’t easily fazed by celebrities, especially after a certain incident. She thought this job would be easy but Jack is the complete opposite of that. But as they forced to spend time with each other, Jessica discovers what Jack is truly underneath the facade. But when so much fame is in the way, is anything normal possible between them?

I really enjoyed the plot of this book. This book was fun and fluffy. I could relate to Jessica to some aspect because like her, I’m not that fazed by celebrities as well. [But that doesn’t mean I won’t faint if Dylan O’Brien is in front of me! *Ahem*] I mean, I love them but it ends there. So back to this book, Jessica didn’t want this job but Jack was her aunt’s best client so she didn’t want anything bad to happen to her because of her decesions, so she took the job. This book was pretty funny as well and we get the glimpse at the very first page where Jessica is driving Jack’s pet pig to a show he’s giving interview. It was pretty hilarious.

I liked Jessica, she was fun but reserved. And she knew how to push Jack’s buttons. They both challenged each other. I loved the banter between them. Jack was a pretty awsome guy as well but he built a strong wall around himself because position as an actor was pretty vulnerable. I enjoyed the chemistry between these two as well. Everything went pretty well until I reached 90% of this book, then it unnatural sped up and I felt the ending was rushed. The last 10% was uber clichéd and the “L” bomb was suddenly dropped, everything happened a bit too fast which felt a bit too unnecessary.

Overall, Beyond the Stars was a good read. I liked the plot and the characters, especially the banters between Jessica and Jack. The writing was simple and smooth, I enjoyed reading this book and finished this book quite easily.

Recommend it?

Yes.


So how many of you are planning to read this book when it comes out? Are you exited? Is it already in your tbr? Share your thoughts with me!