Title : Days Like This
October 15, 2015
Title : The Beauty of Lies
Author :Brinda Berry
Series : Stand by Me, #1
Release date: Published October 6th
Rating : 4,5 Stars
Blurb : Secrets are exposed, trust is betrayed and two people face the beauty of lies.Leo Jensen has a secret–he is Mr. Expose, a blogger that reveals the truth about liars and frauds. It’s a way to make a living, and he’s had a motherlode of experience with liars. Cheaters. Women who live for drama and carry more hidden baggage than a Boeing 747. Even his twin sister can’t seem to admit the truth about her relationships, so finding an honest woman is about as likely as finding a unicorn in the middle of Nashville.Harper Wade wishes life had a do-over button. She’d press that sucker and reset the last four years. Now, she has the chance to start fresh and make things right, but first she has to retrieve the damning evidence of her past from an annoying blogger. She’s doing all the things she knows she shouldn’t–breaking and entering, lying by omission, falling for the hot guy next door. Too bad he holds the key to her clean slate.
September 16, 2015
Author : The Ceo
Series : The Game Changers #1
Release date: August 18, 2015
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb : Eve Bryant finds herself moving across the country with only one goal- rediscover herself and get her life back on track…Leaving a disastrous marriage, she swears off men and relationships, but when she meets sexy, charismatic Grant Mitchell, her new rules fly right out the window.Grant is a born and bred businessman, and he always gets what he wants…The moment he lays eyes on Eve, Grant is determined she will be his. She’s different from other women he knows- too stiff, too prim- but her smile pierces his heart, and he longs to see what she’s like when she lets her hair down. They discover a powerful and undeniable connection, leading to a fast moving relationship that leaves Eve whirling in its wake.The odds are stacked against them, and trust is hard to come by.A woman scorned, a troubled ex-husband, and a mother bent on orchestrating her son’s future to suit her own agenda make for a very rocky road. The new couple may not last, not matter how strong their for each other are. Grant is willing to fight to keep Eve in his live, but after recent events, Eve isn’t sure she has any fight left to give.Will outside forces drive Eve and Grant apart? Or will they learn there’s no love greater than the one you fight the hardest to keep?
Especially because in the last months a lot of authors published Billionaire books, it´s not easy to be surprised about one as often, the content is very similar.
The basic story isn´t very surprising. But when you look at the female protagonist of the story you have one of these special elements that make this book different compared to other books!
There was enough drama to make me want to stick to this book while it also wasn´t melodramatic.
It was nice to see their relationship develop , especiall because the book is based on a very interesting female protagonist who is not one of these young teenager woman, but instead a woman who has been married before- so she has some life experience.
Eve and Grant together make up a really intense couple that you really should meet!
All in all I enjoyed reading and also would read another book by this author!
|Letters to the Lost|
|Letters to the Lost #1|
|April 4th 2017|
|Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.
Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past.
When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they’re not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.
|✔✖ My Review Check List ✖✔
AKA significant signs for a good book
Here ? The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd
– (NOT WANTING TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN – WHICH INCLUDES CARRYING AN E-BOOK READER LITERALLY EVERYWHERE I GO, ALLNIGHT READING SESSIONS AND SNEAKING OUT OR IN PLACES INCLUDING TOILETS TO READ A FEW PAGES)
✔ – It started out great for that – but after a few chapters it lost steam and I had no problem in going out for a coffee with friends without thinking about the book. That was so not what I expected when I remember reading the After series from this author I expected the story to start slow and heat up but that did not happen it remained a medium heat for me.
– (TALKING WITH YOUR BOOK – NOMATTER WHERE YOU ARE AND WHO IS WATCHING YOU)
✖ – There was not talking involved while I read this book. Instead the further I read the more quiet I became and started wondering what was going to happen next. In fact the only loud talking happened at the end – when I realized that there were to little pages left for the story to come to an end. And that talking involved kind of a “that can not be seriously IT?”
– (CRYING AND/OR LAUGHING – -OUT LOUD- NOMATTER WHERE YOU ARE)
✖ – nope sorry none of that
– (THE INTENSE FEELING OF WANTING TO PUNCH OR HUG A VIRTUAL CHARACTER IN REAL LIFE)
✔ – Yeah there was a little of that I have to admit and it was more of the punching than the hugging kind. I remember wanting to punch Harding from the After series – but for totally different reasons. Here it I did not even remotely feel the same confidence when it came to connecting with the characters.
– (REMEMBERING THE PLOT/ THE AUTHOR / THINGS AND/OR CONVERTING CONTENT TO YOUR REAL LIFE)
✖ – its been some days and the most I remember is my irritation about expecting something different. I know my thoughts in total sound like this is a bad book and I am sorry about that – it is not others in fact might love it. It is just that when you had these intense feelings about another book from the same author all other plots later have to compare to that and in that comparison this book so far does not hold a candle in my world.
My Essence ?
I read the “After” series by this author and maybe I could have guessed this book to be a series ? not sure if there was any indication of that when the book was offered to me as an advance copy. At least I can not remember seeing anything and lots of authors write both series and standalones. I liked the plot idea of this book a lot – but still something threw me off my game. I am not sure what it was. I loved the “After” series a lot as the author had a real talent for the heavy stories that go deep. Maybe I felt this story was not deep enough ? Or was it the cliffhanger? The fact that I dislike to ARC-read series? I am not sure but it was not what I expected. That does not mean it was BAD it’s just that you have a certain expectation when you pick up a book of an author you read before. I will def. read the next part(s) too – I became to invested in the story but I might wait until the series is complete – I cannot “un-break” what other authors destroyed for me when it comes to waiting on the follow ups. In my case the line does say “Suspense is killing me” its more “Suspense is killing IT for ME” as I read to many books to come back a year later to read the next part and still remember the old plot enough to smoothly continue.
|Wild on the Red Carpet|
|The Hollywood Showmance Chronicles #3|
|October 17th 2017|
|Meet the men of the Thunder movie franchise… Movie Stars. Sex Symbols. Bad Boys. What’s a good girl gonna do?
Tyler Gaylord is a world famous movie star and one of Hollywood’s most notorious playboys. He enjoys the company of beautiful, willing women as long as they don’t misunderstand the rules. There will be expensive gifts, champagne-soaked parties, and passion filled nights. But there will be no love or talk of forever. No offense to the lovely ladies, but he’s simply not a commitment type of guy.
Wilhemina “Billie” Oliver is a struggling actress who lives in Tyler’s guest cottage. She’s also his best friend and the only person he trusts to tell him the truth. She’d do anything for him and he’d do anything for her. No questions asked. The one thing she won’t let him do, however, is help her career. She’ll make it on her own or she won’t make it at all.
To win the role of his dreams Tyler needs to appear happily married. The director doesn’t believe that a serial womanizer can play a character deeply and passionately in love. So of course Tyler turns to his best friend Billie to help him out. They already spend all their time together so nothing will change but her last name.
It’s the perfect solution and it’s not like he asked her to help him bury a body or anything. So why is she being so difficult?
September 19, 2015
Title : Burned Deep
Author : Calista Fox
Series : N/A
Release date: October 6th, 2015
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb : Dane captivated Ari from the first moment their eyes locked. Every second thereafter proved they were either fated for love…or devastation.It was a little scary how my body trembled and my breathing wouldn’t return to normal. But I couldn’t escape the intensity of our desire for each other–and how vibrant and alive he made me feel. Like I’d merely existed before. Gotten by. Now I was acutely aware of my surroundings. Of myself. Of him. Of every sensation blazing inside me…Ari DeMille has spent her life focusing on the details and planning down to the minute. Haunted by her parents’ ugly divorce, Ari believes the only way to prevent emotional scars is to always maintain control. But when the devastatingly handsome-and powerfully dominant-Dane Bax, her new boss, pushes Ari’s boundaries, she must learn to shatter the ties that bind her if she is to sate her newfound desires… But giving into insatiable lust comes with a price. Dane’s luxury hotel business is threatened by a consortium of dangerous men who threaten everything Ari holds close. And as the stakes are raised, Ari is treacherously close to losing all control of her life…and her heart.
“Burned Deep” is one one of these books you just start reading whileyou are secretly crossing your thumbs, because you hope it will be as good at the end as it has been in the beginning.
When I reveived this book as an ARC, I was very exited as the blurb sounds veeeery good!
Even if the story in general is othing totally new and unexpected, I enjoyed reading from the very first page!
Because of all the emotions it´s easy to connect with the characters. Observing how the both main characters affect each other is awesome as it is really important for the pace of the story.
All in all a very good book. A book you will enoy reading!