Review: NSFW by Piper Lawson || A fun and sassy read!

Title: NSFW
Author: Piper Lawson
Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Pretty warm
Page Count and Format: 213 pages, Ebook
Expected Publcation: October 16th, 2017
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Being bad never felt so good…

The office is full of rules. Everything is off-limits. Making a charity calendar of the sexy guys on your floor? Not allowed. Shrinking your boss’ underwear when he sends it for dry-cleaning? Can’t do that either.

But those things keep the natural balance. See, Avery Banks, our resident rising star, is a shark. The tall, blond, and gorgeous kind with zero patience and even less forgiveness.

Good thing I’m the Mae West of executive assistants. I live to put grown men in their place.

He wasn’t supposed to find out…

Now he’s made it his personal vendetta to screw me the way I screwed him. I’m at his beck and call, 24/7, for every humiliating, meaningless request.

Until we stumble on a new game. One we both want to play. One we both need to win.

And once we start…I’m not sure Avery wants to replace me.

I’m not sure I want him to.

All I want is more of this. The fire under the ice. What happens behind closed doors.

It’s twisted and so damn hot. But he’s my boss. And with the company coming off a scandal even I couldn’t engineer? What we’re doing is strictly NSFW.

Lucky for me, Avery and I have one thing in common…

We both suck at following the rules.


I was really looking forward to reading Avery and Charlotte’s story since I read PLAY a year ago. Charlotte managed to grasp my attention from that very book and to see her full in action was a treat!

Charlotte aka Charlie has been notorious in the department of pulling pranks in her office, especially upon her boss for quite some time without his knowledge but the tables turn when Avery finds out. They have always been on the opposite poles but the chemistry between them becomes undeniable as each day passes. Will they be able to get over their respective boundaries and have something together?

The plot was pretty fun to read! I haven’t read enemies to friends book for some time now and this was a solid read considering it as one of the tropes I love. Charlie’s job gets in danger when Avery, her boss finds out what she has been doing behind his back. I didn’t like Avery from the glimpse we were given in PLAY but here we get to see a new side of him and he slowly grew on me. Their constant banters and Charlie’s sassy remarks were so fun to read. Also, I loved the chemistry between their characters. The romance although not completely slow-burn but was quite similar and I enjoyed it even more. Though Avery’s phobia of relationships seemed like a typical cliche, though I didn’t mind it much.

One of the things I love about Piper’s books are her female characters, they are pretty awesome! Not only they are sassy and beautiful but they have the ability to do something rather than just sprout meaningless words. Charlie was no different. And on top of that, she had a mischevious side to her which was a bonus and added a layer to her character. I really enjoyed Charlie’s growth throughout the book, she is someone who has a job but isn’t satisfied in her role, throughout the book we see her challenge herself and finally do what she wanted to do and find a purpose in life!

Overall, NSFW was a quick and a fun read and it didn’t take me much time to gobble it up! The plot although a bit cliched was executed neatly and I enjoyed every bit of it and the characters were the most fun to read about. I loved the romance between the two main leads and I enjoyed seeing glimpses of my favourite characters from the previous book. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I definitely look forward to reading more books by this author.

Recommend it?

Yes.


So guys, what do you think about this book? Is it something you would pick up? have you read any other book by this author?

Mini Reviews: Contemporary New-Adult 2 Star Edition || The Thing About New-Adult: A Mini Discussion

Title: Royally Matched
Author: Emma Chase
Series: Royally, book 2 [Can be read as a standalone]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 276 pages, Ebook
Published: February 21st, 2017 by Emma Chase, LLC

                  

Henry’s life is a complete mess after his brother Nicholas put the whole king responsibility upon his shoulders. He does not take his royal responsibilities seriously and when he gets to make a choice of his own, he jumps upon it. He gets an offer for a reality tv show where he would get the chance to choose his future would-be-wife but things start to go down the rails when he finds himself falling for Sarah, a contestant’s sister.

I didn’t quite enjoy the first book in this series but I was actually quite looking forward to this one because we were given a glimpse of both Henry and Sarah in the first book which got me intrigued. Anyway, I read a lot of rave reviews for this book but unfortunately, this book failed to impress me in any way. The plot was enjoyable although cliched. Henry is someone who has never taken much responsibility in any matter and he jumps up on the offer for the reality tv show in a whim. As the show proceeds, he finds himself falling for someone who is not a contestant. I, unfortunately, failed to enjoy the chemistry between Henry and Sarah though I did enjoy them together. 

I wanted more depth in the characters. Henry was charming but he failed to sweep me off my feet. Anyway, this book portrayed how actually a reality tv show actually works and in this book it was sometimes quite funny. But I loved when Henry finally manned up! Overall, I somewhat enjoyed this book. However, I did feel this book was unnecessarily long. The writing was smooth and the pace was even throughout the book.


Title: #1 Crush
Author:  T. Gephart
Series: #1 series, book 1 [Can be read as a standalone]
Heat Rating: Pretty warm
Page Count and Format: 316 pages, Ebook
Published: February 20th, 2017 by T Gephart

             

I received this book as a giveaway prize from Raven from Dreamy Addictions! Thanks again, Raven!

This book was weird. Super weird in a non-realistic way. Here’s the gist- Tia has always been in love with Eric Larsson who is actually a famous Hollywood actor. Whatever she does, she can’t get him out of his head so she decides to meet him in person. She’s sure he’s going to turn out an asshole which will help Tia to flush him out of her heart but when reality proves her wrong, she can’t help but fall for Eric more and more.

To meet Eric in person Tia decides to attend the premiere of his newly launched movie. As an imposter!!! She actually pretended to be someone else to get into the premiere. First of all, who freaking does that! This really bothered me. Anyway, her plan fails because Eric actually turns out to be a decent human being as well as quite charming. For this book, I liked the chemistry between the two characters. Eric meets up with Tia after a few weeks again and thus begins their whirlwind romance. But even after everything, she continues to lie to Eric about herself. Their whole relationship started off on a lie and I really hated that. I really enjoyed Tia as an individual but her tendency to not tell the whole truth put me off. She had plenty of choices to come out to Eric but she always pulled back. The plot twist threw me

The plot twist threw me off-guard. I was so not expecting that but instead of cheering, I was actually disappointed. Anybody would be!!! I mean love is blind but not that blind dude. Anybody in Eric’s situation would be offended and I didn’t get why and how he did what he did. Anyway, the writing was smooth and the pace was even throughout the book. I would have surely enjoyed the book more if some of the things were more properly addressed.


Title: Ladies Man
Author: Katy Evans
Series: Manwhore, book 3 [Can be read as a standalone]
Heat Rating: Pretty warm
Page Count and Format: 299 pages, Ebook
Published: April 24th, 2016 by KT Publishing LLC

                            

Tahoe is a player and Gina is a strong level headed woman who knows what she wants. They are both strictly friends yet the more they become close, the more they can’t avoid the undeniable attraction between them. It’s up to them to decide if taking a risk is worth the chance of losing their friendship.

Frankly, I think I have read too many books that have used this trope. I still enjoy if the execution’s well enough but unfortunately, I didn’t feel that way for this book and as a result, it fell flat for me. After Gina’s previous relationship fell out, she’s not ready to be on the dating front soon again but every time she’s with Tahoe her feelings leave her confused and flustered. Tahoe on the other hand, was on a totally different level, although he feels attracted towards Gina, he doesn’t stop being a player and he’s a painful one at that.

This book was too frustrating to read and I just wanted it to be over. For the majority of this book, Gina has a boyfriend who she didn’t even like very much, and Tahoe was well, still sleeping around. They don’t get together until the very end of this book and everything was just on and off and I just didn’t see the point. I definitely liked Gina as a character when I was introduced to her but being such a strong woman, I would have loved to see a bit more of a mature decision at least from her. Anyway, The writing was smooth and the pace was even throughout the book. Overall, I enjoyed this book the least among the three.


The thing about New-Adult-

Hey there guys! Welcome to Daydreaming Discussions. This is a monthly feature created by me where I discuss anything bookish related or sometimes it might be about any non-bookish things as well. Also, be prepared for a lot of ramblings and rantings and you’re very welcome to be a part of the discussion.

As these reviews and this topic matched I decided to punch them together. Honestly, I hadn’t even though of writing a discussion about this but while writing these reviews I felt the need to voice out my opinion about New-Adult and ask what you guys felt about it.

That cute Chimchim was basically me when I discovered New-Adult. A whole new world opened up to me!!

I didn’t use to enjoy contemporary until I came across New-Adult books, since then I love NA books and I also give YA contemporary a chance as well. But well, let’s not divert into anything else because I have a tendency to do so… like the way cute Jimin is jumping on and off like that and me obsessing over BTS day and night, especially Taehyung…

*Ahem!*

Anyway,  one thing you might have noticed in these 3 mini-reviews that they didn’t have anything extraordinary to make these books stand out.

The thing is that as much as New-Adult can be enjoyable, they can get tremendously repetitive as well. Most of the time I have seen that NA books seem to focus only on sex when it shouldn’t be the main concern at all. As a hopeless romantic, I’m 100% on the romance train *cho chooo* but seriously that shouldn’t be the only factor!

New-Adult books feature characters usually between the age of 18 to 25. This is the age when one steps into college or is trying out for a job and stuff. Basically, it’s the age where you step into adulthood, so there are numerous routes a New-Adult book take other than only romance because let’s be realistic for a second, this age group is freaking tough and sometimes pretty frustrating. I fall into this age group and there’s a whole lot of other struggles like the tension of getting a job, mental as well as physical. Yup, reality sucks!

I want New-Adult books to be more relatable, I want them to feature the daily struggles one goes through during this age group, the different distractions that they might fall into, the inner struggle, battling the inner demons and striving to achieve one’s dream in such a competitive world. Also on the positive side, as this age is the time for stepping into new boundaries, so naturally new friends should also be in the mixture.

Of course, I have found some gems in this category as well and some of those books were really awesome, like Whispers and the Roars by K. Webster (I really can’t say why because that would spoil the entire book) and The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott which was really emotional and beautiful.


So what do you guys think about the whole New-Adult category? Do you enjoy these books or would you like them more if they were more relatable? Also if you have any awesome NA recommendations, feel free to leave them in the comments!

Review: The Irish Getaway by Siobhan Davis || A quick and sweet read!

Title: The Irish Getaway
Author: Siobhan Davis
Series: The Kennedy Boys, book 3.5
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 269 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: August 31st, 2017
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

The Kennedy Boys go wild on vacation in Ireland!

It’s the summer before they start college, and Faye and Ky are visiting her home turf together—it’s Ky’s first time in Ireland, and her first trip home since her parent’s tragic death.

After a blissful three weeks on their own, they welcome the rest of the Kennedy clan when they arrive on Irish soil for the vacation of a lifetime.

Watch the sparks fly as family emotions run high and the Kennedy boys’ party up a storm, creating mayhem and madness wherever they go.

This dual POV short novel should only be read after Keeping Kyler.


After all the chaos, the Kennedys along with Faye head out for a much-needed vacation. But wherever they go, trouble follows. Will they be able to enjoy a normal holiday like any other people or will chaos break loose again?

*A Little Spoilerish!*

This book wonderfully fills the gap between Keeping Kyler and Loving Kalvin. All our favourite characters are present in this book and it was indeed a fun ride. Kyler and Faye, as usual, were inseparable from each other and we also got to see a bit of a mature side of their relationship. They were in the stage of their relationship that despite everything jealousy had no place and I seriously loved their trust in each other.

All the other Kennedy boys were pretty fun to read about. Kent was notorious as usual and the other didn’t back out of mischief if they got any chance. Faye and Whitney’s relationship was pretty rocky, though we did get a glimpse of how their relationship could be, I really hope Whitney is able to overcome whatever’s holding her back from fully embracing Faye as her sister. And it was great to see Faye with her people, after all she went through, she deserved this happiness.

Overall, The Irish Getaway was a pretty good and engaging read. Though I felt the much-needed punch was missing, the characters made up for it. The plot was executed neatly and I fell in love with the characters all over again. I loved the romance between Kyler and Faye. The writing was smooth and the pace was even throughout the book. This book was a pretty fast read and I easily finished it in two sittings. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series! I’m so freaking excited for Brad’s story!

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, what do you think about this book? Have you read any previous book in this series?

Review: Fallen Heir by Erin Watt || Where my expectations crash landed

Title: Fallen Heir
Author: Erin Watt
Series: The Royals, book 4
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 295 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: August 28th, 2017
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

 

Blurb (from Goodreads):

These Royals will ruin you.

Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to.

Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible.

Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up.

She might be right.

Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.


Guys, I’m going to say this straight out, this book didn’t meet my expectations. 😦 I fell in love with Paper Princess, which made my expectation level go way up and beyond and Easton is my favourite character, so I was eagerly waiting for his book but damn… this book had its moments, that’s why I’m giving it a three instead of two but overall I am disappointed.

Easton Royal has it all, money, fame and a long list of conquests and all his attention shifts to Hartley, a.k.a the new girl in town. Hartley has too much on her plate right now and she can’t avoid any more distractions but Easton is not someone to give up easily. Despite the attraction, Easton settles on being friends with her but he wants her, can he woo someone like Hartley who doesn’t even want him back?

The plot of Fallen Heir was intriguing enough to keep me reading but at the same time, there was nothing new. Easton is a notorious playboy and all his attention shifts to Hartley when she accidentally catches Easton in a compromising situation. Despite her promise of not saying anything, Easton doesn’t leave her alone. At first, she’s just a conquest to him when she keeps on saying no but slowly he discovers a friend in her as well and I loved that. He was not willing to let go and he really came to care about her. I enjoyed the chemistry between Easton and Hartley though they didn’t act upon it until the very last.

I fell in love with Easton so bad in the previous books. There was a reason he stood out among all the Royal boys and why most of us readers adore him the most. But I felt that Easton was missing, he was still the same person, the most charming and notorious Royal but something was different about his personality. I understood his issues but he seriously irritated me sometimes, especially his impulsive decisions. I wish we got Hartley’s POV too because sometimes it got monotonous. But that ending though!!! I don’t think anybody saw it coming, it was like BAMN! Straight in the face! I sooo need to know what happens next!

Overall, Fallen Heir was a good read. The plot although cliched was executed neatly. I wanted more character growth and I really hope I get that in the next book. The writing flowed smoothly and the pace was even throughout the book. I am definitely going to be picking up the next book in this series!

Recommend it?

Yes.


So, guys what do you think about this book? Are you eagerly waiting for it? have you read the previous books in this series?

Cover Reveal: Saving Brad by Siobhan Davis

Today is the cover reveal for Saving Brad by Siobhan Davis! This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.

Saving BradSaving Brad (The Kennedy Boys #5)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: October 2017

Blurb:

An enemies-to-lovers romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis. Standalone with an HEA and no cliff-hanger.

Brad
I’m in love with my best friend’s girl.
She knows it. He knows it. Everyone knows it.
Faye will never be mine, but try telling that to my stupid heart.
An endless rotation of girls streams in and out of my bedroom in a desperate attempt to forget her, but nothing eases the horrid ache in my chest. Rejection isn’t anything new for me, but it hasn’t gotten any easier.
Until she reappears in my life. Like an out-of-control tornado. Storming in, all fierce and angry, ready to steamroll everything in her path. Rachel is trouble with a capital T bundled in a gorgeous, sexy, Irish package.
She pushes all the wrong buttons, and I can’t decide if I want to yell at her or kiss her.
I should steer clear.
But I’ve never been very good at taking my own advice. Especially when it comes to girls I can’t have and shouldn’t want.

Rachel
I need to escape.
To put as much distance between me and that monster so I can start living my life.
Yet, even the vast Atlantic Ocean isn’t enough to sever the connection. To allow me to forget how he’s ruined me. His hold is more than just physical. He has a vise-grip on my head and my heart, and I can’t breathe, can’t think, can’t function.
So, I do everything to blot it out.
Until he reappears in my life.
Brad McConaughey. So hot. So infuriating. So in love with my best friend.
Every word out of Brad’s mouth makes me want to throat punch him or kick him in the nuts.
But he makes me feel, and I hate him for it. A part of me might actually love him for it.
I should keep my distance, but like destructive magnets, we are drawn together.
This isn’t going to end well.
I know it. He knows it.
But we’re powerless to resist.

You can find Saving Brad on Goodreads

You can pre-order Saving Brad exclusively on Amazon
It will be available to read with Kindle Unlimited once released.

Previous books in this series:

The first three books have to be read in order. The books after that can be read as a standalone and have a HEA and no cliffhanger. The Kennedy Boys series is free to read in Kindle Unlimited and book one Finding Kyler is currently available for only 0.99$ on Amazon.


About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

Author Links:

Website || Blog || Facebook || Twitter || Google + || Instagram || Goodreads || Amazon || Kennedy Boys Newsletter


So guys, have you started this amazing series yet?

Review: Chasing Vivi by A.M. Hargrove || Blog Tour || Where the chasing was the most fun

Welcome to my tour stop of Chasing Vivi by A.M. Hargrove hosted by Social Butterfly PR.


Title: Chasing Vivi
Author: A.M. Hargrove
Standalone
Genre:
Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating:
Pretty warm
Format:
Ebook
Published: July 13th, 2017
Source:
I received an eARC of this book for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Vivi Renard—a blast from the past—wasn’t supposed to affect me like this.

When I knew her ten years ago she was nothing more to me than a highly functioning brain.
Hell, I paid her to do my homework.

Only now … she’s drop dead gorgeous but had the nerve to turn me down for a date … several times.
No one turns me—Prescott Beckham—down for anything.
I’m on a mission and won’t stop until I’m firmly planted between her thighs, hearing her moan my name.

Her plump red lips have me dreaming filthy things and acting like a kid with his first crush.
If I can’t have her, I don’t want anyone else to either.
What’s worse is I want to own every single bit of her.

Except there’s a slight problem.
Vivi can’t stand me.
Even the old let’s be friends again thing failed.
She tossed it back saying we were never friends to begin with.

But I’m the king at playing ruthless games.
So she’d better be ready to drop her thong, because Vivi is going to end up in my bed sooner … or later.
And I’m pretty damn sure it’s going to be sooner.


I usually turn my head in the other direction when a cover with a male model with abs are there but something about the blurb of this book made me want to pick it up and I’m glad I did because this book didn’t disappoint.

When Prescott Beckham comes face to face with Vivi for the first time in years, he’s absolutely smitten. Vivi isn’t the same as he remembered during his school years. Prescott wants her but Vivi wants nothing to do with him, she still hasn’t forgotten how he simply used her in school and never stood up for her. Will Prescott be able to win over Vivi?

Although the plot of this book was predictable, it was quite a fun read. Vivi used to be the chubby and nerdy girl in school and not for once, anybody took any action against it, not even the school authority. She and Prescott were not even friends to begin with, she just helped him with his homework in return for some quick cash. Although Vivi always harboured a crush on him, she never acted on it. Vivi had left that life long ago, now with a bod to die for, Vivi is struggling to pay her debts after she had to sacrifice her career to take care of her ailing mother. Vivi and Prescott come face to face after years and instantly, Prescott can’t take her eyes off her. The question that bothered me was would he have noticed her in the first place if not for her figure? At first, I didn’t like the fact that Prescott only wanted her because now she was beautiful and not fat anymore. But slowly as he gets to know her this time, he falls for her completely.

I enjoyed the fact that Vivi didn’t give herself away so easily, she was such a strong woman and didn’t rely on anyone. Prescott had to earn her way to her heart which was quite a hard work in my opinion. But he genuinely cared about her and those feelings scared them both. They slowly learned to accept those feelings and move forward with them. Prescott’s issues with his dad pained me, I really hated to see him suffer because of a petty man like that but I really loved Lynnie, his secretary who was like a mother figure to him. But he did have awesome grandparents who cared about him so much.

The chemistry between them was really, really good and I loved the angst, though it wasn’t a major factor. The story sailed smoothly, however, the last few chapters kind of became a little monotonous. However, that didn’t bother me much and I was satisfied with the ending. The high school reunion was one of the best parts of this book. I loved how they both made peace with their past but also taught a lesson to the ones who deserved it.

Overall, Chasing Vivi was an enjoyable read. The plot was executed smoothly and the I enjoyed reading about the characters. I liked the romance between Vivi and Prescott and easily finished the book in two sittings. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?

Yes.


Author Bio:

One day on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast-forward. If she didn’t do something soon, it would be too late to write that novel she had dreamt of her whole life. She slammed on the brakes, made a crazy decision, and quit her job. Then she reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.
She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker, Grey Goose Aficionado, and #WalterThePuppy Lover. If you’re around her for more than five minutes, you’ll soon notice she has a tendency to talk you ear off.

Author Links:

Website || Facebook || Twitter || Instagram || Amazon|| Goodreads

Purchase Links:

Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon CA || Amazon AU


So guys, what are your thoughts on this book? Have you read any other book by this author?

Review: The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott || Where the romance gave me butterflies in my stomach

Title: The Butterfly Project
Author: Emma Scott
Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 276 pages, Ebook
Published: February 28th 2017
Source: Won in a giveaway! (Thanks Raven!)
My Rating:

 

Blurb (from Goodreads):

“Where you are is home…”

At age fourteen, Zelda Rossi witnessed the unthinkable, and has spent the last ten years hardening her heart against the guilt and grief. She channels her pain into her art: a dystopian graphic novel where vigilantes travel back in time to stop heinous crimes—like child abduction—before they happen. Zelda pitches her graphic novel to several big-time comic book publishers in New York City, only to have her hopes crash and burn. Circumstances leave her stranded in an unfamiliar city, and in an embarrassing moment of weakness, she meets a guarded young man with a past he’d do anything to change…

Beckett Copeland spent two years in prison for armed robbery, and is now struggling to keep his head above water. A bike messenger by day, he speeds around New York City, riding fast and hard but going nowhere, his criminal record holding him back almost as much as the guilt of his crime.

Zelda and Beckett form a grudging alliance of survival, and in between their stubborn clash of wills, they slowly begin to provide each other with the warmth of forgiveness, healing, and maybe even love. But when Zelda and Beckett come face to face with their pasts, they must choose to hold on to the guilt and regret that bind them, or let go and open their hearts for a shot at happiness.

The Butterfly Project is a novel that reveals the power of forgiveness, and how even the smallest decisions of the heart can—like the flutter of a butterfly’s wings—create currents that strengthen into gale winds, altering the course of a life forever.


The Butterfly Project was seriously a heart-melting read. I felt the love, I felt the pain, I felt the heart-wrenching emotions that the characters went through which made it impossible to put this book down. I truly enjoyed the ride!

Zelda still considered herself guilty for not being careful which led to the abduction of her sister when she was a kid. Beckett Copeland did something unthinkable, which led him to spend two years in jail. Now, he’s out and he prays for forgiveness everyday but is not able to led a simple life as guilt eats him alive every single day. When the two meet, there’s something between them they both can’t ignore. Will they choose their past actions to guide their present or will they be finally able to move forward together?

“Where you are is home.”

I seriously fell in love with this book. Zelda and Beckett’s past had not been forgiving with them. Whereas Zelda felt the helplessness to save her sister while she was abducted in front of her eyes, Beckett did something he didn’t imagine he could ever do to someone. Both of them are broken inside. Zelda’s only hope of salvation is by completing her graphic novel where she feels she’ll do her sister some justice and Beckett writes letters afters letters asking for forgiveness to the one person he wronged without getting any replies for years. Their fates cross by chance and when Zelda in forced to take Beckett’s help, a slow and strong bonding starts developing between the two.

“I once read that you fell in love like how you fell asleep: slowly at first and then all at once.”

The chemistry between Zelda and Beckett was undeniable. I loooved how much Beckett cared about Zelda but never-ever crossed the over possessive line. The relationship between the two developed slowly which made the romance seriously awesome! One of the things I loved about this book was that despite how much their past haunted them, they were brave enough to take a chance about falling in love. And the lesson they learned from each other’s company was rather invaluable and it melted my heart how Beckett was there beside her when she needed him the most! He was true gentleman! At first Beckett was a bit reluctant, but then he became so much involved with the graphic novel of Zelda’s. It didn’t remain her only salvation, it became theirs.

“Wasn’t love a kind of chaos theory? One small look, one smile or one word could alter the course of a life forever.”

Zelda never trusted anyone to share her story with but she found that in Beckett. He was the one she could truly trust and be herself. It was his presence that calmed her down the most but it also gave butterflies in her stomach. I was engaged in their story from the very beginning till I turned the last page. I also enjoyed the family aspect of this book, however little that may be.

Overall, The Butterfly Project was a fantastic read, a story about forgiving oneself and healing. I loved how the plot was executed and I fell in love with the characters and their story. I loved the romance between Zelda and Beckett. The writing was beautiful and smooth and the pace was even throughout the book. I’m really looking forward to pick up more books by this author.

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, have you read this book yet? What are your thoughts on it?

Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover (Book + TV Show) || Where the confessions broke my heart

Title: Confess
Author: Colleen Hoover
Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 320 pages, Ebook
Published: March 10th 2015 by Atria Books
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.


This was such a heartwarming read! And I loved the concept so much! Colleen Hoover’s books haven’t disappointed so far and I hope that continues to happen in the future.

Auburn Reed has only person left in her life that she can call her own but she even doesn’t have the right. In the chaotic mess, she meets Owen, an artist who has a unique way of bringing his creations to life. They are immediately attracted to each other but they both have secrets of their own and if they come out, it could ruin their lives and Auburn can’t take that risk. Will a relationship like theirs ever succeed?

*A little spoilery*

The plot of this book was really unique and interesting! We are gently eased into the story as the secrets are revealed. Auburn has pretty much lost everything, including the love of her life.  The only thing that is holding her in place is her son, A.J but his custody is in his grandmother’s hands and she is not ready to give up on him yet because she considers Audrey unfit for being a mother. My heart went out for Aubrey, she was hardworking and everything she did was for her son and to prove that she was worthy of being a mother that her son deserved. And I hated Lydia (the grandmother or a kind of monster-in-law) for doing everything in her power to keep A.J away from her. I knew she was clinging to the last hope of her younger son but she was a manipulative and viscous woman indeed. Nonetheless, I loved how Auburn was with A.J, she definitely proved how capable she was as a woman and a mother.

“There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.”

Owen was dreamy. I fell in love with that guy so freaking much. I loved how he used confessions as his muse for his art. It was simply a unique technique. Auburn comes fact to face with Owen when she scores a part time gig at his art show from where their story begins. I love how Colleen Hoover can execute heart-wrenching stories every freaking time and this was no different. Owen and Auburn both had secrets they couldn’t run away from and which could possibly destroy their future yet their attraction and chemistry was undeniable. They resisted the pull they felt for each other but in the end, something like what they had, was inevitable to happen.

“I love you so much.” His voice is breathless and full of fear. “I’ll love you forever. Even when I can’t.” My tears fall harder at his words. “And I’ll love you forever. Even when I shouldn’t.

But their road was definitely not smooth and lined with hurdles provided by none other than Trey, Lydia’s older son. He was a cop and he took full advantage of his profession. That guy didn’t have an ounce of work ethics and he used it against Owen just to get Auburn all to himself. He was just like his mother. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time and I couldn’t put this book down. Though I kinda did predict how everything would come down as the end neared and I was so relieved and glad when that happened. I was completely satisfied how everything tied up in the end.

Overall, Confess was a great read. The plot was executed neatly and I fell in love with the protagonists. The romance between Owen and Auburn was just awesome! I loved their relationship so much! The writing was beautiful and the pace was even throughout the entire book. I can’t wait to devour more of her novels!

Recommend it?

Yes!


Show name: Confess
Director: Elissa Down
Starring:  Katie Leclerc, Ryan Cooper, Sherilyn FennElliott SmithRocky Myers
Hosted by: Awestruck
No. of Episodes: 7
Release Date: 4th April, 2017
My Rating:
 


This show was a pretty great watch. It was kind of unfortunate that this show only had 7 episodes but this was one of the best adaptations I’ve seen so far and it did the book justice.

There were only a few changes from the book like the time gap and the age of the characters which according to my opinion felt more realistic. And I was very excited to see Katie Leclerc in this show because I love her in Switched at Birth. She portrayed Auburn’s character perfectly, she made up believe the pain that Auburn felt each day was so much real. The actors brought the characters to life and I couldn’t have been more happier with the cast. Ryan Cooper was the perfect Owen and I loved the chemistry between the two main leads. I liked the fact that Lydia’s character in the show was redeemable than she was in the book which added another layer. A.J was great fun to watch too.

Overall, I loved pretty much everything in the show, I just wish it was a little bit more longer. If you guys haven’t seen it yet you should watch it go90 app or in YouTube.

Recommend it?

Yes.


So guys, what are your thoughts on the book as well the show? Have you watched it yet? 

Review: The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo || Heavily disappointing

Title: The Truth About Happily Ever After
Author: Karole Cozzo
Standalone
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 321 pages, Ebook
Published: May 16th, 2017 by Swoon Reads
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Chin up, Princess, or the crown will slip.

A theme park princess must put her life back together after her happily ever after falls apart in The Truth About Happily Ever After, a contemporary YA romance from Karole Cozzo, author of How to Keep Rolling After a Fall and How to Say I Love You Out Loud.

Everything was supposed to be perfect. Alyssa has a job she loves, working as Cinderella at her favorite theme park; a fantastic group of friends; and a boyfriend who will no longer be long distance. But as the summer progresses, her prince becomes less charming and more distant, and Alyssa’s perfect summer falls apart.

Forced to acknowledge that life is not always a fairy tale, Alyssa starts working to pull her herself back together. Fortunately, she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her friend Miller’s support, she’s determined to prove that she’s more than just a pretty princess. And with his help, maybe she’s finally ready for something better than dreams. Maybe she’s ready for something real.


Karole Cozzo is one of my favourite authors and when I heard she was releasing a new book, I was soo damn excited! Unfortunately, this book let me down pretty badly. Anyway, you can read my review of her other books, How to Say I Love You Out Loud, here and How to Keep Rolling After a Fall, here.

Alyssa has her summer perfectly plan out. She’s going to focus more of her job as a Princess in a theme park along with spending time with her boyfriend who is coming for a visit. But things start going the opposite direction that Alyssa had planned. She could let how things are happening to go on or she could take everything in her hands, now the question is what would she do?

I had so much expectation from this book. Usually, her books grasp you from the very first page but for this book, I struggled to finish it. One of my major problem was I couldn’t connect with the characters at all, and that being mainly Alyssa. Although I did love her dedication towards her work but sometimes it felt she was too overfocused on her relationship, which I think deep down even she knew it wasn’t working. Jake felt superficial from the very start and I knew there was something wrong with him and after the truth comes out, I loathed him.

As the story progressed I hoped something or the other would happen that would make me rethink my rating for this book. But nothing sort of interesting ever happened, the events of this book kind of felt a bit repetitive. Alyssa’s friend, Miller was a great guy and it proved you can find your prince charming where you least expect it, but frankly, I couldn’t see an ounce of chemistry between him and Alyssa. The thing is we don’t really get so much of Miller, just a glimpse here and there and suddenly Alyssa is feeling different towards him and everything just felt completely random.

I did enjoy the ending but it didn’t manage to satisfy me either. The progression of the story was pretty slow throughout the entire book and I was so bored throughout the whole thing though there were some parts which I actually enjoyed. I did want to dnf it at some point too but I somehow managed to trudge through to the end.

Overall, The Truth About Happily Ever After was a disappointing read. Although the plot was executed neatly, it just felt meh and the characters didn’t manage to make it any exciting either though the writing was smooth and easy to read. I hope her next book lives up to my expectations!

Recommend it?

Maybe.


So, guys have you read this book yet? If yes, what were your thoughts about this one? 

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas || An Epic tale of politics, intrigue and romance

Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, book 3
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Retelling, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 699 pages, Paperback
Published: May 2nd, 2017 by Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

 

Blurb (from Goodreads):

A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.


This book was a blast!! I had so many emotions, I laughed, I cried, I swooned, basically, it was a whirlwindy ride and I couldn’t put the book down! You can read my review of book 1: A Court of Thorns and Roses, here and book 2: A Court of Mist and Fury, here.

*Majorish Spoilerish!*

After everything went downhill when Tamlin sold them off to Hybern to get Feyre back, she is forced to return to the Spring Court with Tamlin and Lucien but keeps her facade on of being on their side. Too much, too soon, she becomes face to face with too many dangers, and she is sure of one thing, a war is coming. A big one. She is ready to defend her home or matter what or die trying.

“Night Triumphant – and the Stars Eternal.
If he was the sweet, terrifying darkness, I was the glittering light that only his shadows could make clear.”

This book was seriously EPIC!! So many freaking things happened. The plot kept me engaged from the very first page until the last. After Tamlin’s ambush which led to Feyre’s sisters turning into Feys against their will, Feyre only wants revenge for what he did to her family. And by family, not only her sisters but selling the whole of Prythian into the hands of Hybern. I absolutely loved seeing another side of her and how she manipulated Tamlin’s soldiers and his people against him, not that he wasn’t to be blamed for his actions, he absolutely deserved what he got.

“What we think to be our greatest weakness can sometimes be our biggest strength.”

I am someone who doesn’t enjoy politics much, but I have to vastly defer in this case. The politics, the intrigue were absolutely mind-blowing and I was continuously on the edge of what was going to happen next. This book did a fairly great job of maintaining a certain amount of mystery which made this book unpredictable and which is something I absolutely loved.

The family aspect of this book continued to amaze me. I loved how much Mor, Cassian, Azriel and of course Rhysand were a family to each other and comrades later. Rhysand and Feyre were so amazing! I loved them even more in this book and the romance between them was explosive as hell!

“I see all of you, Rhys. And there is not one part that I do not love with everything I am.”

Also, Nesta and Elain were definitely another interesting aspects in this book. I loved the fact that things finally became the way it was supposed to be between Feyre and Nesta, although not fully but it was a start. I seriously didn’t expect that blow from Elain in the battlefield but it was kickass and also how afterwards Nesta finished the job! Simply mind-blowing.

The only one negative aspect of this book, which I felt was that the middle portion dragged a bit. And it started to feel that the main execution of the war would fall short but I am glad I was proved wrong. I admit, I kind of wanted a bit more action from Feyre in the actual war but overall, it was simply devastating (in a good way!) and executed perfectly! Tamlin’s change of side didn’t make me forgive him, in fact when the actual meeting started before the war, I didn’t loathe him more in that one particular moment when he understands Feyre’s truth and that was also the moment I loved Rhysand the most and how he defeated his mate as well as his High Lady’s honour.

“I blinked at my mate. Then grinned, not bothering to hide the savagery within it. “Hybern has no idea about the hell that’s about to rain down upon them, do they.” “Here’s to family reunions,” was all Rhys said.

Everything came down to the war. They were facing Hybern, who were undefeatable especially with the help of the Cauldron. Although with so many allies and a few of their hidden weapons, they still fell short. There were a few moments my heart nearly gave out, especially in the one where I thought I would lose Cassian for real. Amren kinda reminded me of Calypso (from Pirates of the Caribbean) and with the stunt, she pulled but I was so happy for everyone in the end and my heart soared with joy when the unexpected allies rolled in. Feyre’s story may have come to an end but I am definitely up to know more about Nesta and Cassian. There was undeniable chemistry between them and I definitely hope to see more of them in the future. Also, Elain and Lucien are on my list too! Ah, basically I want books for every character!! ❤

Overall, A Court of Wings and Ruin was a fantastic read! I couldn’t get enough of it. The plot waas executed neatly and the characters kept me on my toes. I loved the character developement and the romance between Feyre and Rhysand. There were so many amazing aspects of this book. The writing was beautiful and smooth and it was fast-paced throughout the book! I can’t wait to read more books in this series!!

Recommend it?

Duh. Yes!


So guys, what are your thoughts on this book? Did you love it as much as I did or was it just meh for you?