Review: Good Girl by Piper Lawson // A bit of a let down

Title: Good Girl
Author: Piper Lawson
Series: Wicked, book 1
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count & Format: 200 pages, Ebook
Published: October 16th 2018
Source: I received an eARC of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 

Blurb (from Goodreads):

I’m a good girl. Jax Jamieson is a legend.

The day I wrote my first computer program… he launched his third platinum album.
The night I drank my first beer… he spent in jail.
The day he tried to get me fired… I ended up on his tour.

I’m a college junior with my whole future ahead of me. And he’s the vice I’d give it all up for.

Haley and Jax’s story continues in Bad Girl and concludes in Wicked Girl! A new adult romance series from bestselling author Piper Lawson. If you like nerds, hot rock stars, friends-to-lovers, enemies-to-lovers, pet skunks, home reno shows, flip phones or existentialism? You’ll love WICKED. 


Soooo… the thing is, I usually end up head over heels with Piper’s characters. Not only are the sassy but they have a realistic and hardcore edge to them. But this book kinda fell down from that level of expectation. I felt that this book had nothing new. The surprising element was missing which was a big let down.

In Good Girl, we get to see a rockstar romance. Jax is one of the most popular rockstars, and Haley is one of his massive fangirls. She is out of the world happy when she bangs an internship at the record label company and is sent to tour with her favourite rockstar as tech support. Although I did not warm up to Jax the moment I met her, Haley was someone to root for. I have to say one thing, the female characters are the best parts of Piper’s novels. You just cannot help but root for them.

Haley’s initial facade of Jax dissolves quite early because of his behaviour but she slowly gets a glimpse of the man behind the facade. The chemistry between the characters is palpable as the plot proceeds, however, it was not as explosive or eh…. you know what I am trying to say! Anyway, the mystery part of this novel was what kept me intrigued. I enjoyed the plot and I am definitely up for knowing more!

Overall, Good Girl was an okhay read. The plot felt too common, however, the characters saved the day along with the mysterious twist. I enjoyed the writing and the plot was steady throughout the book although some parts did feel a bit choppy. But I am still interested to know what new turn this story takes.

Recommend it?

Yes.


So guys, what did you think about this book? Have you read it yet? What is your favourite book from Piper? 

Review: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales || Where DJ’ing Opens Up a Whole New World

Title: This Song Will Save Your Life
Author: Leila Sales
Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 288, Paperback
Published: October 10th 2013 by Macmillan Children’s Books (UK)
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

4 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

All her life, Elise Dembowski has been an outsider. Starting a new school, she dreams of fitting in at last – but when her best attempts at popularity fail, she almost gives up. Then she stumbles upon a secret warehouse party. There, at night, Elise can be a different person, making real friends, falling in love for the first time, and finding her true passion – DJ’ing.
But when her real and secret lives collide, she has to make a decision once and for all: just who is the real Elise?

An irresistible novel about hope, heartbreak and the power of music to bring people together.


I had this book for a looooong time. I can’t even remember how long but suddenly I picked up this book a few days ago and it didn’t take me much longer to gobble it up though I have to say I had a weird relationship with this book. But I love the cover!!!

Eliza has been a loner and outsider for as long as she remembers. She attempts a final try to gain popularity among her peers by taking one of the most dangerous and foolish methods that one can do but it doesn’t go the way she planned it. When she accidentally stumbles upon an underground party (Wish I would too. Ha!), she finds a passion in DJ’ing and she finally starts to feel as if she belongs but will that last long enough?

I had read so many mixed reviews about this book, so I was quite apprehensive at first. Also, I felt that book started pretty horribly. I immediately wanted to put it down, infact I was ready to DNF it but I just read to give a couple of more pages before I put an end to it. Thankfully I did so because as everything proceeded, I began enjoying this book.

“Don’t you ever want to have just one thing that no one else knows about, so no one can ruin it for you?”

Eliza was a flawed character. She was so desperate to fit in, that she forgot to be herself. Which is definitely the most important thing. #LifeLessonkids. Anyway, she didn’t even try to socialize but when it came to gaining popularity, she was ready to go down a horrendous path without thinking about the consequences. I was really angry with her character, in the beginning, I mean I understood but I still wanted her to stand up and face the problems head on but she always chose the easier way out.

“That’s the problem with life. You never get enough time to stare at your ceiling and try to figure out what’s going on.”

Finally, when she stumbles upon the nightclub and discovers DJ’ing (that was accidental too, kind of) she begins to feel a certain amount of joy and passion about it.

It was from then onwards I could see the real Eliza. Among Pippa and Vicky, I definitely loved Vicky. She didn’t judge and was really a good friend to Eliza. The romance aspect was little in this book and kind of weird, I didn’t like Char at all, he was all kinds of wrong, especially for Eliza. She deserved so much better.

“Throughout it all, you are still, always, you: beautiful and bruised, known and unknowable.”

Anyway, I loved how the book escalated. Eliza DJ’ing was one of the best parts of this book. She finally finds herself. And I loooooved the parents!! And how supportive they were of Eliza and protective at the same time.

Overall, This Song Will Save Your Life was a fun and quick read. The plot could have been a little better but I enjoyed the execution nonetheless. Also, I enjoyed Eliza’s character growth throughout the whole book. She was not exactly rude but too guarded and DJ’ing bought out the real her. I loved the friendship aspect of this book too and what Eliza did for Vicky!! The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, have you read this book yet? What did you think about it? And if you haven’t, is it in your tbr? Are you looking forward to it?

Review: The Celeritas Files by Ishan Majumder || Edgy yet not riveting enough

Title: The Celeritas Files
Author: Ishan Majumder
Standalone
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, [Adult]
Page Count and Format: 324 pages, Paperback
Published: 5th October 2017 by Notion Press
Source: I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Imagine you have created the most revolutionary technology of the decade… and someone’s greed for it becomes the cause of your best friend’s cold-blooded murder and your son’s kidnapping.
Experience the story of Shaina Desai, who finds herself in the middle of a sinister plot to steal her prized invention, which happens to be the principal subject of valuation for a multi-million dollar cross-border investment in what could be termed as one of the most brutal attempts at intellectual property theft in the history of corporate India.

Will she be forced to give up her dream to save her son’s life? Or will she lose him to the ruthless kidnappers?

A tale of professional pride and the heart-breaking choices forced upon the individual, of love and betrayal, and the dark games ruthlessly played in the corporate world, under the veneer of professional ethics…


First of all, here’s a video trailer, so gooo and watch it here!

Shaina Desai and her team of scientists have managed to do the impossible in the field of technology but soon her future is threatened due to this very reason. Her best friend gets murdered in front of her and son gets kidnapped on the same day. The kidnapper only wants one thing, her invention, a.k.a the Celeritas Files in exchange for her son’s life. Will she be able to give away her life’s most precious work or will she end up losing her son?

The plot of this book was definitely addicting to keep me glued to the pages. It revolves around a group of friends who are also colleagues, Ravi, Shaina, Nandini and Amaan all work under the Bliksem Technologies, among them Amaan has joined the team recently. Shaina’s life turns down on Christmas when Ravi gets shot and her son Rajiv gets kidnapped when they are about to return home after a little bit of celebration. One of the things I didn’t enjoy much about the book was the amount of info-dumping in the beginning, I would have liked it better if it came in slow pieces as the book proceeded.

Anyway, I enjoyed how the suspense was handled throughout the book. The characters were also complex and layered which was a bonus, especially Amaan. Shaina poured her life’s work into creating the Celeritas Files but when it’s her son’s life on the line, she didn’t hesitate one bit to decide what to do. Other than Shaina, this book also revolved around Sivakumar, the owner of Bliksem Technologies, all he wanted was some recognition and he I really felt bad for that guy. The sudden romance between Amaan and Shaina simply felt weird to me and although I liked Amaan, there was something different about the guy from the beginning. I couldn’t even imagine how sinister the plot twist was! Although I kind of guessed who the culprit was but when it’s finally revealed, I still felt disgusted.

Overall, The Celeritas Files was an interesting read. The plot was executed neatly and the ending was definitely shocking, though I hoped for a little bit more but everything was portrayed realistically, I can absolutely see that happening in the real world. Anyway, I enjoyed the mystery and the writing was smooth and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?

Yes.


So guys, what do you think about this book? Is it something you want to read?

Review: Saving Brad by Siobhan Davis || Where Love and Hate Becomes Something More…

Title: Saving Brad
Author: Siobhan Davis
Series: The Kennedy Boys, book 5
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Trigger Warning: Mention of rape
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 466 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: October 2017
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

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.

*******

This title is New Adult contemporary romance, suitable for age 18+.


Oh Brad, Brad, Brad! I needed this book in my lifeu! I’ve wanting to read his story since I got introduced to his character and finaaaally we got it! And it was awesome!

Brad has tried to get over his best friend’s girlfriend for over two years now and but no option seems to be working until Rachel comes back tumbling in his life. They are two people from the complete opposite pole yet they understand each other the best but Rachel is hiding something big and it’s coming for her now. Will they be able to save each other in time or will they end up wreaking each other instead?

I’ve loooved Brad since I met him. Ah, I mean his character, though he did some shitty stuff but obviously he was manipulated in a clever way, still he never cried false. But when the same thing repeats again Brad finds himself in a deep mess. In the previous books, we have seen Brad develop feelings for Faye though she never led him on but Brad couldn’t stop himself. Though I liked him, his continuous pining over the course started getting irritating but Rachael being Rachel saved the day! You go, girl! Anyway, their chemistry was seriously off the charts and I particularly enjoyed the love/hate between them that slowly changed into a meaningful relationship and their banter was way too awesome!

Although the plot was predictable, I definitely enjoyed the execution and the author’s way of writing and managing the suspense was on point. Rachel’s past really broke my heart but that girl was something else, she tried her best not to let the past affect her but continue to strive forward. Although she should have shared everything with her best friend at least but still I understood why she with withheld the information. And I loved the fact that despite the continuous banter between Brad and her, she genuinely cared about him from the very start. I saw what was coming and it was really heartbreaking but I was satisfied how everything wrapped up in the end. Well, instead of an ending, it was a beginning for both of them.

Overall, Saving Brad was an addictive read. I really had a hard time putting the book down. The plot was executed neatly and I loved the characters and enjoyed the character growth throughout the book. I enjoyed the romance between Brad and Rachel and the writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. This series just keeps on getting better and I can’t wait for the next book!

Recommend it?

Yes!


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

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?

Review: Seize Today by Pintip Dunn || An Explosive Conclusion

Title: Seize Today
Author: Pintip Dunn
Series: Forget Tomorrow trilogy, book 3
Genre: Dystopia, Sci-fi, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 300 pages, Ebook
Published: October 3rd, 2017 by Entangled: Teen
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

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Blurb (from Goodreads):

Seventeen-year-old precognitive Olivia Dresden is an optimist. Since different versions of people’s futures flicker before her eyes, she doesn’t have to believe in human decency. She can literally see the path to goodness in each person—if only he or she would make the right decision. No one is more conflicted than her mother, Chairwoman Dresden, and Olivia is fiercely loyal to the woman her mother could be.

But when the Chairwoman captures Ryder Russell, a boy from the rebel Underground, Olivia is forced to reevaluate her notions of love and faith. With Ryder’s help, Olivia must come to terms with who her mother is in the present—and stop her before she destroys the world.


This book was by far the best in this trilogy!!! It was freeeeeaking awesome! The journey throughout the whole book was quite unpredictable and I really, really enjoyed the ride though the ending was unexpected but it was definitely an explosive conclusion to this trilogy. You can read my review of book 1: Forget Tomorrow, here and book 2: Remember Yesterday, here.

*Spoilerish for those who haven’t read the previous books in this series yet.*

Olivia Dresden has mostly lived her life in isolation clinging to the “good image” of her mother of her visions but she has only met the cold-hearted one in reality. But when her mother brings in Ryder Russel, a boy fated in her destiny, she is forced to reconsider her decision about everything before everything goes up in smoke and they fade away. Literally.

One of the interesting fact about this book is the three books of this trilogy has 3 different narrators and we have Olivia, the villain a.k.a the Chairwoman’s daughter as the narrator of Seize Today and I loved her even more than Callie! We have had glimpses of Olivia in the first two books but in this book, we finally got to see the things her way and I immediately loved her and I just wanted to protect that smol baby bean!

The plot of this book was unpredictable and it kept me on the edge throughout the book, especially when the stakes were so high. A new virus is affecting everyone and slowly everyone will simply start to fade away but the Chairwoman’s company has the only solution but it comes at a much higher price and then there’s Olivia has never stepped out in the outside world and with Ryder, she is forced to step out of her comfort zone and I really liked how she handled everything. Olivia is someone who has precognition, that is, she can see the possible pathways one might take in the future but the results often surprised her, she was such a fascinating character. The chemistry between Olivia and Ryder was instant and I loved that connection between them, I seriously loved those two together. The romance was a little whirlwind but I was absolutely in for it!

We have the whole team in this book, Callie is there, even Jessa and together they had to face the Chairwoman. They formed a great team but despite everything, the only one who could make a difference was Olivia and oh she did… I still had a tiny hope for the Chairwoman just like Olivia but her vision was just too twisted. In her way, she was right but she couldn’t see how wrong she actually was. The thing she did that at the end shocked me to no ends, I was not prepared for that but at least it was something. You’ll know what I mean when you read the book. The plot twist was also awesome!! This book was jam-packed with action and there was never a dull moment. 

Overall, Seize Today was a fantastic read. I couldn’t keep the book down and finished it in two sittings. Although the ending was a little bittersweet, but the plot was executed neatly and I absolutely loved the characters! The writing was beautiful and smooth and it was fast-paced throughout the book. I am definitely looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, have you started this trilogy yet? And if you haven’t picked this series up yet, are you interested in reading it? Share your thoughts with me!

Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell || Where my feelings turned into a mushy gushy mess!

Title: Carry On
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Standalone
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, LGBT, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page count and format: 517 pages, Paperback
Published: October 8th, 2015 by Macmillan
Source: Purchased
My Rating: 

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here – it’s their last year at Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Carry On is a love letter to love stories and the power of words – to every ‘chosen one’ who ever had more on their mind than saving the world…


This book was my 3rd Rainbow Rowell read and I looooved it so freaking much!! Though I wish I would have bought this book a little later because the new cover is sooo amazing and beautiful!! You would already know this if you have read Fangirl, Carry On originally started as fanfiction by the protagonist Cath in Fangirl and I enjoyed the snippets of the story so much while reading that book and I was so freaking excited when this came out as whole story instead (not anyway related to Fangirl). Anyhooo, this book was really a ride I won’t ever forget!

Simon Snow has to deal with a lot being the chosen one and everything becomes more chaotic in his life with his girlfriend breaks up with him and he realises he has feelings for his enemy, Baz! And then there’s the Humdrum who has been after Simon since forever and his mentor has been keen on avoiding him for the last few months. With everything going on, how will Simon face the ultimate challenge when he comes face to face with the truth?

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This book was a blast! I think I decided to pick it up later because of the similarities with Harry Potter. And I could see why other reviewers were saying so but I only felt that only felt during the beginning of the book because a whole new story develops as the plot proceeds. Though I definitely have to say it’s a book heaven for Drarry shippers! Anyway, let’s come back to the plot! Simon Snow is the chosen one, destined to be the greatest mage of all times and the one to be able to defeat the Humdrum. But his life isn’t that simple, although he is the chosen one he is not able to control his magic and he sometimes just “blows off” when things become too hard to handle. This book definitely started off strong and managed to keep my interest throughout the book.

Simon is just an adorable mushy character and I loved him to death! Although Baz, his roommate who he doubted was a vampire and he was his mortal enemy, still Simon was worried sick when he didn’t show up when the term started. I was so giddy with excitement, I could see how much he cared for Baz with realising it himself. The only complaint I have is that I really wished Baz would have shown up much earlier, it would have been awesome to see more of their bantering it was really hilarious at times and laced with humour. 

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Carry On was divided into multiple POVs, though it mostly consisted of Simon’s voice, it was pretty interesting to read other POVs too, especially Baz’s though I really didn’t understand the need to include Agatha’s POV because her chapters were bland and boring just like her personality. Her sudden crush on Baz and then suddenly realising he was bad and childish, I didn’t quite understand her change of feelings. Simon’s obsession, well not quite obsession but the thing he had with Agatha was quite weird too because it was so clear they didn’t have any true feelings for each other but were just together because it was perfect in everybody’s eyes and Simon’s urge to have Agatha back in her life was extremely weird. Again. That’s the only time I wanted to shake him hard enough until those thoughts flew out of his pretty brain. Though I think it was because he saw things the same way as everybody else and did not realise his true need until he got out of that relationship and began to see things differently with the help of a certain someone. *Ahem!*

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On the other hand, Penelope was a great character. She reminded me of Hermione and she was quite fun to read about, I loved the friendship she shared with Simon and from the very start, you get the feeling that it’s a kind of friendship that lasts a lifetime, maybe even more. Anyway, Baz’s chapter were the ones I loved the most! He had a wicked sense of humour and for the first time, I didn’t feel irritated when he was doing the exact opposite of what he was feeling because I understood where he was coming from and gosh ALL THE FEELS!! I was silently cheering when they finally started working together to solve a particular case and thus, the actual journey between them started. The chemistry between them was GAAAH!!! Too much, too good! And when they finally kissed, my feelings were everywhere, I had to re-read that particular page a couple to times to make sure it was really happening because it caught me off-guard, I definitely hadn’t expected that to happen but OMG, it was just sooo good!

The plot twist was another thing which caught me off-caught and it was definitely was one of the wow factors of this book because yep, did not see that coming either! I really loved how the entire thing with the Humdrum was executed, it definitely made things more intriguing. Also, the thing with the mage and Lucy’s POV were interesting enough to keep me glued to the pages. But the spells stuff was quite silly though, I would have enjoyed that part more if there was a different yet a unique aspect to that part. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed how the things were tied in the end, although it was a little bitter sweet, I was completely satisfied with the ending!

Overall, Carry On was a freaking fantastic read! The plot was executed neatly and I fell in love with the characters. I soooo loved the romance between Simon and Baz which left me wanting for more. The writing was quirky and fun to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I really needed this book in my life, I seriously didn’t think I would enjoy it this much but it was so worth it!

Recommend it?

YES!


So guys, have you read this book yet? What did you think? Did you love it or was it just meh for you? Or is it still waiting in your tbr?

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


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Review: The Bleeders by Michaela Haze || Strange yet Intriguing

Title: The Bleeders
Author: Michaela Haze
Series: Daemons of London, book 1
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, [Adult]
Heat Rating: Mildly warm
Page Count and Format: 248 pages, Ebook
Published: October 17th, 2016 by Dirty Jeans Publishing
Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Soho barmaid, Fia Taylor, unwittingly hires a hitman to kill the two murderers of her sister Melanie – only to find that Henry Blaire, the man she hired, is a centuries old incubus with a lust for human life and a mission to end anyone that knows his secret. Fia must run for her life. Will she survive? That is not the question…why does she end up in an insane asylum, muttering only his name? That is the more pressing matter…


This blurb of this book was quite intriguing which prompted me to pick up the book when the author requested it and I’m glad to say it didn’t disappoint. I didn’t know what to expect from this book and I went in blind not knowing that I was in for a wild ride.

Sophia or Fia isn’t the same after her sister’s death and the only thing she wants is revenge by killing the two men she suspects for her sister’s murder. There is something off about Henry, the hitman she hires for the killings and it doesn’t take her much time to figure the truth out. Henry is not a human, he is an incubus feeding on the life force of people he murders and she is horrified when she realises that she is actually attracted to him. It’s up to Fia to turn the other direction or face the truth.

The Bleeders was indeed an intriguing read. I was engaged from the very first page which remained so till I turned the last one. This book starts with Fia in an asylum which managed to catch me off-guard and my interest was peaked. As the story proceeds, the readers are kept guessing whether the incidents that are happening are even real or not.

Fia’s backstory was another interesting aspect of this book which we begin to learn from her own mouth when she in the asylum. Fia never recovered from her sister’s death, to cope with all the emotions she was feeling, she took refuge in alcohol. Meeting Henry wasn’t a life-changing event for her, instead, it gave her another thing to be addicted to. When she learns Henry’s true nature, that he is an incubus, a daemon, and after the first few moments of horrifying disgust, she doesn’t shy away from him. She finally finds a refuge in him as he finds in her. 

“Once you realise you love someone is when it is all over.”

Their story was indeed a little strange but addicting as ever. Henry although being an incubus never took the life of an innocent. His professional job as a hitman worked in favour for him till Fia found out his secret. Henry tried to stay away from her because of his touch was life-threatening but with Fia, he wanted to break all the rules. I loved their whirlwind romance but too soon to end with things took a totally different turn and I was totally not expecting that twist.  

Another one of the interesting aspects of this book was when Fia became a “bleeder”. The bleeders were the ones who survived by drinking the blood of the daemons. She never accepted the fact that she was actually an addict then and an addict now, just the major ingredients differed. The story ended on a pretty intriguing note, Fia is still in the asylum but she realises something big, something that could change her life. I definitely can;t wait to find out more!!

Overall, The Bleeders was a great read! The plot kept me glued to the book and I couldn’t put it down and the characters were as interesting as ever. The writing was beautiful and easy to read and it was past-faced throughout the book. I can’t wait to find out what happens next in this series!

Recommend it?

Yes!


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Review: Pull Me Close by Sidney Halston

Title: Pull Me Close

Author: Sidney Halston

Series: Panic, book 1 [Can be read as a standalone]

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]

Heat Rating: Pretty warm

Trigger Warning: Terror attacks

Page Count and Format: 247 pages, Ebook

Published: October 25th, 2016 by Loveswept

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

My Rating: 4 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Welcome to Panic, a sultry Miami nightclub where bodies and hearts move to a beat that doesn’t stop at sunrise—the setting for “a magnificent story full of deep emotion” (Sawyer Bennett).

Katherine: I thought I could enjoy a night out like a normal person. I thought I could handle the flashing lights, the pulsing music, the crowded dance floor. I couldn’t have been more wrong. After having an anxiety attack and passing out during my sister’s engagement party at Panic, I wake up in the arms of the hottest guy I’ve ever seen. Nick Moreno’s no gentleman. But he might just be the man I need to help me take control of my life.

Nick: When I hear there’s some random girl passed out in the back room of my family’s South Beach nightclub, I’m pissed. My dad’s already behind bars and we can’t afford any more bad press. But after giving her a lift—literally—back to her apartment, I stop seeing Katherine Wilson as some random girl. She’s gorgeous, vulnerable, and braver than she knows. And when we kiss, all I want to do is pull her close and promise that she’ll always be safe in my arms.


My Thoughts

I’m falling in love with the man who saved me from myself.

This book was oh so gooood!! It was simply amazing from the beginning till the end. This book also dealt with some sensitive issues which were handled really well and was portrayed pretty realistically.

Katherine suffers from PTSD and anxiety after she goes through a traumatic incident in her life. She hasn’t been out of out house since months but she decides to try to go out for her sister’s engagement party but she ends up unconscious and in the arms of the club’s owner, Nico. Nico doesn’t believe a word she says at first but there’s something that keeps bringing them together. Will Katherine ever be able to overcome her fear or will her fear come true after all?

The plot was seriously really good! I was emotionally involved in this book. Katherine has been holed up in her room for months, her fear doesn’t let her do anything at all. The issues of PTSD and anxiety were handled delicately and especially when I learned what happened to her all those years ago, I can’t even describe how devasted I felt. We are introduced to Nico in his club Panic where he is the owner and he mistakes Katherine for a junkie. I loved how the relationship between these two proceeded!

I fell in love with the characters who were not without flaws. Nico was seriously such a great guy! It did take some time for him to trust Katherine because of his past relationships, but once he believed her, he was totally in. I loved how he became a support system for Katherine, he was exactly the nudge that Katherine needed. I was so proud when she decided to take help and both of them moved forward together, step by step.

The chemistry between Nico and Katherine was explosive! I loved the romance, I loved their relationship and how they were together. Things really got intense towards the ending, that incident which is described is still fresh in my mind and my oh my, it was a nail-biting moment. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed how the story wrapped up.

Overall, Pull Me Close was a great read. I enjoyed the plot and the character growth. I really loved Nico and Katherine together. The writing was beautiful and smooth and the pace was even throughout the book. I easily finished this book in two sittings. I am definitely interested in reading more from this author in the future.

Recommend it?

Yes.


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