Review: If

IF Links: Amazon, GoodReads
Pages: 296
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Stars: 5


Synopsis:

If…
Someone hadn’t scarred my face.
I hadn’t followed my dreams to LA.
That tweaker hadn’t attacked that homeless guy.
I hadn’t invited a stranger over for Thanksgiving.
I hadn’t fallen in love.

If I hadn’t lost him.
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If…
I hadn’t gone for that drive.
I saw the world like everyone else.
My “genius” wasn’t slowly destroying me.
I had just walked away before I could ever know her.
She hadn’t ignited the spark.

If the spark didn’t ignite the madness.

***This is a new adult/contemporary romance. NOT erotica. Standalone novel.***


Review:

ohhhhh this book. I will be fair and say that it took me FOREVER to finish reading it. and in all honesty that I have not finished a whole book since january some time…to say i loved this book would be an understatement i simply wish that i could describe how much i enjoyed it. There was no gritty sex scenes or anxiety filled shoot outs. There was nothing that would mark it as my typical read except that it was written by Nina G Jones. THAT WOMAN KILLS ME! in all honesty i can’t even remember how i came to know of this author in particular but i do know that i love her. I may be in love with her and the way she snares you and spins a tale.
This book was simply put: beautiful. I am glad i persevered through life and finished this book because it touched me. It just touched my heart and it made me cry. It made me squeal in delight and surprise. It had me laughing out loud and begging for things to turn out ok. I had conversations and arguments for the characters that just felt so real. I appreciate when characters are relatable. i appreciate when an author can make a fictional person seem so real but sometimes it kills me that the story i am reading ISN’T real because I would have been honored know someone like Bird. I would have been graced to have a friend or to even come in contact with someone as fiercely loyal as miller and Jordan. I would have been a complete fangirl if there was a real Alana in life. God i need a fairy dance mother with an attitude like Alana. This book gave me the courage to keep reviewing, i had almost quit on reviewing and building up Baby Got Stacks. I am glad that it was my first complete book back.
Bird is beautiful even with the scars and she says something so profound to me at the end of the book that i just couldn’t help but sigh as if i had fallen in love with Bird myself. In a society SO focused on the outside appearance and superficial Bird was a breath of fresh air for me. I needed her the way she needed Asher. I think i need to read about more down to earth and not your traditional beautiful women because it does give you hope.

More about the story:
BIRD
Beautiful Bird lives in a crappy part of LA with her GBFF Jordan but they are barely making things work. Bird works as a dance instructor and at a restaurant while also auditioning at the same time hoping for her big dance break. She makes a judgement call and walks home alone one night; the night she meets Asher but it isn’t a normal run into each other type of thing. I commend Bird for being so brave on so many fronts. She stands up for the things she believes in not matter how many times she gets knocked down and no matter what is said about or to her. She left everything she ever knew behind to pursue her dreams. I wish i was half as as strong and brave as Bird.
ASHER
he is broody and messed up he’s not perfect but he is beautiful. the art he creates and the way he is able to see things makes him extraordinary. I loved that asher taught me so many things while reading. poor baby had so much going on and felt so many things and they aren’t beautiful they were tragic and horrible and awful. his life was perfect. he lived on the street and didn’t have anything but his family and Bird. He is broken and because of that I fell a little in love with him. Asher grew up after a while but wasn’t healed and even still he was broken. it was fantastic.

Miller
i wish i had an older brother just like miller. He is strong and supportive no matter what happens and no matter how many times that Asher snaps or his wife nags Miller stays solid and to me becomes the pillar throughout this book. He is a remarkable person and i appreciate everything he does for Ash and Bird. He is beautiful for just being loyal. If there was a picture to define loyalty it would be Millers face.

Jordan
Jordan sparkles and is the perfect flamboyant gay best friend. He again is not a perfect human being at all but he is a great friend and where miller is supportive of Asher Jordan is Birds support system. He is no way shape or form backs down from her temper or her looks but he is there for her best interests no matter what. He sometimes makes the story because he is so important to Bird. He knows everything about Bird and loves her regardless of her crappy decisions and her bad attitude. Jordan is the fireworks and the bright light in Birds life before ASher and even when Bird gets a little lost in all of her feelings Jordan is still there to stand by her side and be there for her the way a best friend should. he is the epitome of best friend.

Overall
i don’t want to tell you about the actual story. I don’t want to discuss any real details on what makes this story so wonderful. i will tell you that this story is about Love persevering through all. It is about forgiveness and finding your one true love. Overcoming all odds and never letting anything as petty as your looks get in the way of your dreams. it is about loving yourself and reaching for every one of your dreams even if it does hurt. No matter what you make it through and you keep going. It was spun with tragedy, upon tragedy and uneven odds but everything worked out in the end. I loved this story so much that I have filed it under favorites so i can read it again and just bask in it. I cried with this story. it was simply beautiful and heart warming. I truly am in love with this story. every little bit of it. it was sweet.

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Review: Cold Comfort

Cold-Comfort-Epub-by-Isobel-Hart

Pages: 250 Pages
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Source: Amazon, GoodReads
Rating: 5 Stars

Summary:

Hardy Somerville was Delilah Thomas’ first love. At eight years old, before she even knew what love was, she knew how it felt.
Then came music.
She’d thought at least music couldn’t hurt her. That was until it led her straight into the path of Cat Colton.
Cat promised he’d protect her, but how could he protect her from himself?

Cold Comfort is a New Adult contemporary romance with mature themes, intended for readers aged 18+

Review:

Wow….I started this story with a very blank mind and an open heart because I have had moments where i truly disagreed(though understood) with the way the author ended a story. With this story all I have to say is Bravo Ms Hart. BRAVO! This was beautiful. I loved it it the way you love an innocent child. Fiercely and gently all at once.This was the story of youthful naivety, heartbreak, standing up for good no matter how scared you are and at the end of the day staying true to yourself. This is a story that shows that GOOD things come to those who are good. This story is MUCH MUCH more than a rags to riches story. This is the nitty gritty climb upward and out of crappy situations into your dreams. This was steady paced from go and ran me through a gamut of emotions for someone i didn’t even know. Coming of age is an understatement. I seriously am holding my breath waiting for the next book. The ending was one of those endings that made me tear up and get so damn happy that i couldn’t stop smiling and feeling like i needed to burst into tears. I was so ready for delilah to burst forth and take over the world. I will wait impatiently for the next part of this story. My feelings were certainly invested and i am grateful that I somehow came upon this author.

In many ways i identified very closely with this character. I mean it is VERY hard not to sometimes shake your head at Delilah’s purity and innocence but at the same time I couldn’t help but admire her steadfastness and how willing she was to help others. I sometimes disliked her naivety BUT it suits her age. I was pretty blind to things in college too. I appreciated every fight that Isobel Hart made delilah fight. Every little thing she had to overcome. Life isn’t just a happy ending and done it hurts and sometimes it fails but we pick ourselves and keep moving. That was the point of Delilah. Except Delilah was blessed in my opinion. Eddy was there and NEVER wavered.

Usually in ANY situation with a female lead there are 2 males who fall in love with her and a lot of times they are meant to represent good and evil. In this story there were 3 males in the spotlight and I couldn’t be more thrilled! You have Cat – gorgeous, charismatic, rich, rock star Catnip who seems to make the ladies swoon and knickers fall with a wink. You have Hardy – first love and first heartbreak. It cut the deepest and set things in motion – he was never really forgotten. And then you have Eddy my personal Favorite. I wish I had an Eddy. I wish there was a platonic person in my life who would go head to head with rockstars, security, family, and millionaires for me. I have no concept of the distance between Brighton and Cambridgeshire but I do understand UK to USA. He stuck by her NO MATTER WHAT! I am in love with Eddy even if he would never look my way.

I never particularly liked Cat but I had a “Cat” in my life. He was toxic for Delilah and in a way that could have been consuming. He was controlling, possessive and sometimes verbally abusive and I hated that for her so much but it’s something that she has to go through. Hardy – well…I really hope he has a beautiful appearance in the next book. He has a lot of making up to do.

Review: Vipers Den Part 3 – Tay and Nate

Tay and Nate

Publisher: JB Heller (May 15, 2015)
Pages: 82 Pages
Genre: Short Stories, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Source: Amazon, GoodReads
Rating: 4 Stars

Summary

 

This is Part Three in the Vipers Den Series of short stories, however, it is NOT necessary to read the previous books as each is a sexy, sassy and hilarious standalone story.

More than anything Taylor Jane Seymour wants a baby. The problem is, Tay is very much single. And the only man she would ever consider making that kind of a commitment to is Nate. But Tay is under the impression she isn’t Nate’s type. So she writes off the idea of a relationship with him before she even gave the thought time to grow.

When Nate overhears Tay telling the girls she’s considering getting a sperm donor, he just about looses it. The thought of Tay with another mans baby growing inside her beautiful body drives a knife deep into his heart and evokes emotions he’d never felt before. He realises it’s time to break his number one rule and go after the woman he’s been lusting after since he started working at the Den.

* Warning- contains hilarious interactions between two consenting adults trying to make a baby without actually having sex…
**Contains language and adult situations, recommended for readers over 18 years of age.

Review

Whoooo! Talk about moving too fast. I feel like I was the only one that needed to take a step back and breathe a second in this one! Tay and Nate have some serious unrequited love issues and it shows within the first few pages. Taylor Jane is wonderful and sassy and just all too damn happy about life until her biological clock starts ticking. THEN BOOM! The story is just bam bam bam bam bam BAM! One thing after another like you cant seem to catch your breath at all but its ok because Nate is so sweet! Yes hes a former man hoe but so sweet and I mean I KNOW he loves the girl but of course she doesn’t know and neither does he! Yes I liked this story a lot.

I loved these two because of just how easy Nate takes Tay in stride but it was like CHERNOBYL! All at once and well I just wished I had gotten a bit longer out of this one too. Just a little bit. I don’t know. I think I need to maybe find myself a ridiculously long novel but I was tap tapping my kindle…and tap tap tap tapping and I was like shit! No way! I WANT MORE NOW! Sweet story though no lie I had stop for a moment and just squeal in happiness for all of them because there was such a Happy moment that I was overwhelmed for them all for a moment.