Blog Tour/Review: Tarot: The Magician by Tim Kane

Synopsis:

After discovering an ancient tarot deck, Kassandra Troy’s life takes a thrilling and frightening turn. She triggers The Magician card and releases the mysterious and captivating Luke Rykell.

 

Luke has a dark secret. He wants the magical deck for himself. To save herself and her friends, Kassandra is forced to journey into the Tarot cards. But can she find a way out of the deck unscathed or will the darkness which follows her destroy them all?

My rating:3.5 out of 5 Stars

My Review:
This book has taken me through a journey with Kassandra… that I may or may not forget. Nonetheless, I was happy I got to go.

Starting with positive, the events in the book were very memorable. They are slightly creepy, although it might just be me. But if you are very easily scared (like thou) then you should take this into consideration. I haven’t read a book dealing with a Tarot deck (that is, if The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones doesn’t count). So for reading my first, it was pretty exhilarating! I think this is a perfect first. I’ve always been interested in astrology, tarot cards, and even paganism (though I would never practice it!). I have a deck of tarot cards but it is “the garden variety type” and I know little about them. I’m also glad the cover resembles the book, and the features of the girl on the cover are similar Kassandra.

On to the negative, I didn’t feel sad for the main character when negative things happened. She seemed human but it didn’t seem right. I felt like Kassandra might have been leaning towards the flat side of the character rather than being rounded. We didn’t really learn a lot about her, though fragments showed up throughout the book. Gabriel (who I absolutely loved) seemed more rounded than Kassandra did, despite his short appearance in the book. And the end was poorly written. That character was the worse. She showed no compassion, she was very annoying. And it ended up leaving a bad feeling for me.

Excerpt: 

People never talked about him dying. Instead they got all weepy and switched subjects. As if avoiding the topic would somehow make everything smiles and sunshine. It didn’t. When someone disappears, it’s like unraveling a sweater. Cut one strand, and the whole thing falls apart.

 

Kassandra caught a glimpse of her tangled hair in the mirror of Mom’s dresser. She looked frayed and disconnected—a lump of useless yarn who once was a girl.

 

Shaking her head, she scrounged through the cluttered bottles of nail polish, searching for a wadded up bill. Mom had to be good for a ten or twenty. No way was she going to borrow from Auntie Jo. Not again. Just a couple of new killer tops would make her grungy jeans work. School started tomorrow and Kassandra dreaded it. Kids never talked to the new girl. Especially the one with a lousy wardrobe.

 

The dresser reeked of cigarette smoke. At least if she found some money, it’d be one less dollar Mom could spend on cancer sticks. Kassandra’s fingers brushed a scrap of paper. Snatching it, her fishnet glove snagged on a bottle, sending the nail polish tumbling to the carpet with a clunk. The top popped off and red liquid oozed onto the café au lait carpet.

 

She scrunched her face. So not how she planned it. Kassandra eyed the crinkled paper in one hand. A lousy receipt.

 

Morning light shimmered off the puddle, already soaking into the carpet. Kassandra looped a blond curl over one ear and, yanking a handful of tissues from the box, dropped to the floor. Her bare knees brushed the carpet, the holes in her jeans from actual wear and tear and not fashionable rips. She so needed a new pair.

 

“Kassandra?” Auntie Jo’s voice glided down the hallway. “You coming, sugar?”

 

Kassandra’s heart kicked into high gear. She was supposed to be getting ready in her own room, not rummaging through Mom’s. “Sure, in a sec.”

 

The sticky bottle of nail polish went in the trash. Mom wouldn’t miss it. She had enough shades to create her own color chart at Home Depot. Kassandra dabbed at the spill with a wadded up tissue and then sat back to inspect the stain. The red blob was a stop sign smeared onto the carpet. Kassandra dumped a bottle of nail polish remover on the spot, sending up a wave of bitter fumes. The splotch, now pink, still drenched the carpet. She dragged over the throw rug by the bed and tossed it across the stain. Good enough.

 

Kassandra dashed down a hall lined with photos of unknown relatives and flew through her door just as Auntie Jo rounded the corner. The woman wore an Egyptian shawl draped over a wide body the color of deep mahogany. A purple scarf reigned in her tightly curled afro.

 

“The morning is young and thy chariot shan’t wait forever.” Auntie Jo waved one arm as if she were some kind of royalty.

 

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About the Author:

Tim Kane grew up in Southern California watching Toho movies and reading H.G. Wells. He has not lost faith in the sanity of the world. He studied writing as the University of California San Diego and has amused readers with many short stories. His first published book, The Changing Vampire of Film and Television, analyzes the past seventy years of vampires. He lives and teaches in Chula Vista, California, with his spectacular wife, daughter, and a dog that stands upside down. He enjoys traveling to the dark places of his mind and bringing back souvenirs. He hopes you have enjoyed this brief tour of his life.

 

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Review: Taken by Selene Kitt

TakenGoodreads Description : Lizzy’s friendship with her older boss, Sarah, turns into something deeper and much more exciting one rainy day after work, and Lizzy finds herself drawn into a world she never knew existed. Sarah has a dominant streak, and as she leads Lizzy into the role of a submissive, the two women become closer than they ever thought possible. But while Sarah, hurt too many times, wears a ring, and tells guys she’s “taken,” Lizzy knows she secretly longs for a man.

Determined to find one for them both to share, Lizzy is just about to give up when a dark, handsome, virile answer shows up right under her nose. Lizzy may think she and Sarah are going to seduce David–but she underestimates their handsome co-worker, and David turns the tables on them both. But will he be able to tame the untamable Sarah?

 

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars

My Review:
If the steamy hot sexual scenes weren’t so fantastically good in this book, I would’ve rated it a 2. This is the first f/f & m/f/f I’ve read. And when I thought just the f/f was ok, that’s when things got good. Sadly, the m/f/f action was only one scene. But I’m not complaining!
What I didn’t like was that Lizzie was cheating on her boyfriend. That just doesn’t sit well with me. And I’m bisexual, so I would think that says a lot. Lizzie claims that because it is with a girl, she isn’t cheating so she doesn’t have to tell her boyfriend. Though with that m/f/f action, that includes a male. And the reader didn’t get to find out what her thoughts were about that, which I was really interested in. I was also very sad at the end. I kind of liked how the author twisted it up, though. I think we all saw it coming, but just not to that extent. I was really rooting for Lizzie. Throughout the whole book I felt a connection with her (minus that little cheating situation). I kind of didn’t care how it played out for Sarah, either. I wanted Lizzie to come out with the best outcome.
The book was a little too short. Just a little. I feel like the author could’ve added a bit more detail, dealing with the characters emotions. And what caused David to do what he did, since the readers knew he had a thing for Sarah..
Anyways that is my say in this book. I would still recommend it if all you’re looking for is the steaminess of the book!

Review: The Reflections of Queen Snow White

18780192[1]Goodreads Description:  

What happens when “happily ever after” has come and gone?

On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven’s wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven’s fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White’s own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing:

The king is dead.

The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old.

It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what “happily ever after” really means?

Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

This book was amazing! Based off of Snow White’s life after she got her happily ever after. I have nothing negative to say about this book. I believe it has all of the elements a good book should have. I would definitely rate this lovely piece of literature, 5 stars. And let me tell you, I am so glad I chose to read it! When the author sent a review request the book striked (strook? Stroke? Hm..) me as interesting but I was kind of on edge about it since it seemed like an older read, meant for middle-aged English professors or something like that. It just didn’t seem like I would get into it. But get into it I did. There was so much figurative language, I might boast about it to my English teacher! The book was very descriptive, a lot of imagery. But not Stephen King descriptive, “and that pole across the street, that gray shiny Fe based metal. It shined like no other on that breezy, clear night.” If any of you catch my drift. Anyways, it was just on that perfect line of descriptive. Enough to always paint a clear picture in your head of what’s going on. I was surprised by how little time passed by in the book from the beginning to the end. I figured it would at least be a week in the plot but it was only a few hours. Which goes to tell how much the author went into the details and made everything clear. He also put a twist to this magic mirror, which I really enjoyed. Everyone sees the mirror as just another part of the evil queen when all the mirror was ever doing was being a mirror. As it states in the book (which may now be my favorite quote),

“I am a mirror,” the mirror repeated. “All I can do is reflect that which is already within you. Everything you see is already a part of you. Were that not so, I could not show it.”

Or later on in the book…

“I am a mirror,” it replied flatly, “I do not offer advice. I simply show that which is right in front of me.  You must decide how to act on what you see. You can run from it or you can embrace it…”

After reading the book I still think it is meant for older readers, but since I’m way more mature than my age group (with a dash of fun) I was able to enjoy it. Revel in it even. The author’s writing style reminds me of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Maybe because I see this book being in the classic literature genre. I would recommend this book to anybody with a love to read and a slight sense of maturity. And maybe anyone with a love of fairytales.

Review: Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder

17448960[1]Goodreads Description: I wasn’t always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way.

Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him.

Colton didn’t teach me how to live. He didn’t heal the pain. He didn’t make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

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My Review:

I was just so fucking emotional. And if it weren’t for Nell I would’ve probably rated this a full 5 Stars. Nell is kind of annoying at the beginning of the book. Going through her relationship with Kyle, it’s just a little bit too innocent. All the blushing and nervousness, despite the fact that they’ve been together for 2 years and known each other their whole lives. It was a big contrast to how Nell acted around Colton. And this struck me as hilarious but when Colton started calling Nell “Nelly” I was just cracking up. Because the definition for Nelly is a silly person or a effeminate homosexual man. Anyways…

Colton is perfect(Newest book boyfriend). He struggled through out his whole life, despite living rich. He’s rough.. and I really liked that. The author also introduces cutting and miscarriages in the book.. Both of these elements are something I struggled with for a long time in my past. I feel as though Colton was basically what made the book worth while and good.
The book struck home for me. It spoke to me, and the authors view through the characters, on each of these elements, I believe are true. Why people cut and how it isn’t for attention. The pain of going through a miscarriage, and potential rape. Although I had no one at the time, I feel like that is exactly how it would be like if you did have somebody..

The music was great! I knew most of the songs but I found new ones. I loved the author’s mention of “The Princess Bride” (one of my favorite movies). The whole plot was all around great. The romance and steaminess was almost too much. I would rate this as #1 of greatest hot scenes. The best I’ve got to read so far.
I’m super happy that Michelle loaned it to me and I decided to read it because this is definitely a book you can’t pass up!

 

Review: An Endless Summer (Summer #2)

Goodreads Description: Sean looked out over the lake, squinting against the sunlight. He turned to me, his expression sobering as his eyes flicked over my face in a silent study.

“Come on Amy, I saved you once, I’ll save you again.”
I met his stare unflinchingly. “I don’t need saving.”
A wicked grin formed slowly. “Don’t you?”

After a rebellious summer night that almost claimed her life, Amy Henderson – the Onslow publican’s only daughter – is sent away to suffer a fate far worse than any other punishment:

Boarding School.

Three years on, a now nineteen-year-old Amy returns to Onslow for the summer. What once was a cauldron of activity with live bands, hot meals and cold beers, the Onslow Hotel now lies dark, deserted and depressing. All fond childhood memories of loitering on the hotel stairs and eavesdropping on customers’ colorful conversations are in the distant past.

How had her dad let it come to this?

With the new threat of putting the Onslow up for sale, Amy reluctantly turns to a local tradesman for help: Sean Murphy, the very same Onslow boy who saved her life all those years ago. With his help and that of some old friends, the task is clear: spend the summer building the hotel back up to its former glory or lose it for good.

In an endless summer, Amy soon realizes that sometimes in order to save your future, you have to face your past, even if it’s in the form of a smug, gorgeous Onslow boy.(

My rating: 3 out of 5 Stars  ??

My Review:

I was seriously torn between what to rate this book.. and I still can’t make up my mind about it. What was a real turn off about it was that Amy was so spoiled. And what I didn’t like even more is that she knew she was spoiled, and throughout the whole book, her motto seemed to be “Suck it up princess”. But the thing is, the situations when she says this aren’t even that bad. So throughout the book she still seemed as though she was 15 years old. When in reality she’s 19. And I found that she over thinks things a lot. Not being with Sean for one day and she’s worried she did something wrong.

But Sean!! Oh god, I was in love with Sean in the first book.. I wanted Tess to end up with all the guys, honestly.. Tess is just the most perfect girl ever. And I secretly wanted her and Adam to get together if it didn’t work out with Toby. Now THAT would be a very interesting book to read. Like, in an alternate reality where Adam and Tess got married… Oh yeah. I would, without doubt, rate that 5 stars.

Back to Sean, he seems like a good guy. He’s a real jokester but behind that he’s special. The little things that he does, like the Rubik’s cube (if you’ve read it you know what I’m talking about) makes my heart melt. Amy’s hero.. and it kills me to says this, but this is an honest review (damn the fine print), I think that Sean was made for Amy. Now I’m not saying that Amy deserves him! Because in more parts than one, I found Amy very annoying and hard to handle. The end…was amazing!!! And my thoughts about Amy changed somewhat, and I kind of sort of like her. Just a little bit. *awkwardly coughs* Well that sums this review up I guess! Have a good one my lovelies!         

             

Review: Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsey

19347911Goodreads Description:

When Elle’s father, a single parent and a big shot in corporate insurance, moves her to yet another boarding school for senior year, Elle is disgusted when nothing changes. Her night terrors don’t go away, and, soon, despite her father’s caring calls and visits, Elle starts to believe she’s losing her mind. She knows she’s being followed; a ribbon is tied around her doorknob, and there are those cigarette butts that keep turning up on the doormat, in violation of a strict smoking ban on campus. Then there’s Bryan, an intriguing boy Elle meets at a flea market and later finds out is a student at her school. Yet on campus, he pretends he doesn’t recognize her – until the day he divulges just how much danger she’s in. In her search for an answer to all the madness, Elle unravels the truth about her dad’s real identity, why someone has lied to her all her life, and the terrifying truth that she may be the only one who can save her from the one who’s following her now

My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

My Review: It took me longer than expected to actually get into the book. I believe that was because for a while it felt like I was reading off of a list of the main character, Elle’s, whereabouts. But 1/3 into the book I was interested enough to keep going. Half way through the book I was hooked. The relationship between Elle and Brian seemed too fast to me. And I didn’t really see the difference in how he acted at the beginning to how the high school students acted. Anyways, even though the relationship was rushed, I loved how he protected Elle. And the there are HUGE plot twists in this book.. I was impressed on how well the plot was laid out. I feel like the author could’ve done soooo much better with the main character’s relationship. But other than that it was a great book!

I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Blog Tour/Review: Mutilate My Heart (the best book ever!)

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Title: Mutilate My Heart (Mutilate #1)
Author: Emily Godwin
Date of Publication: July 9, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA romance with paranormal elements
Blurb:
Punk rock band Mutilated Arteries has been seventeen-year-old Becca’s world (aka obsession) for the last year. When the band schedules a concert in her hometown, she and her best friend Carli are the first ones in line to buy tickets. The night is everything she expects it to be and more, especially after making friends with the new super-cute bassist, Sketch.
Becca’s mom warns her not to fall for a rock star because rock stars are always on the road – or they die in a plane crash, like her mom’s favorite band did twenty-something years ago. But after the band’s tour bus breaks down and they’re stuck hanging out in Roizen Hills for a week, it’s hard for Becca not to fall for Sketch and his caricature drawings and toxic green eyes.
Becca knows Sketch is leaving as soon as the bus is fixed, and she can’t be his fan-turned-girlfriend anyway because of the lead singer’s “No Girlfriends” rule. Plus, there’s something strange about the guys that Becca can’t quite decipher… like how they won’t reveal their real names, their always-changing odd appearances, and the guitarist’s obsession with blood and zombies. Still, Becca wants nothing more than for Sketch to mutilate her heart…but it just might not be in a way she expects.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

My Review: This book was by far the most amazing book I’ve read since summer break! I remember when I was younger, I was signed up to this social teens site to meet new people. You could make quizzes and write little short stories for people to read. I spent hours reading the short stories on that website.. Anyways, this book totally brought back memories about those stories because it seemed just like the stories I used to read disregarding the fact that it was longer, more enticing, and bigger plot twists.

All of the elements in the book reminded me of the teenager I originally was; I loved metal, I would beg my parents to let me dye my hair all sorts of crazy colors, I went to Asking Alexandria and Black Veil Brides concerts, and still to this day I’m trying to ease my mom into letting me get the spider bite piercing before I turn 18.

The book contains an alarming amount of awesomeness, tons of hot rock/metal band members who have a weird love of zombies, and an unbelievably amazing climax! I wouldn’t die before reading this book and neither should you.

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About Emily Godwin
Emily Godwin is a Young Adult author. She enjoys writing, painting, and sewing her own line of non-evil voodoo dolls. She’s a Slytherin, trying to disguise herself as a Hufflepuff, and wishes she could read herself into books.

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Review: The Seacrest by Aaron Paul Lazar

18709806[1]Goodreads Description: They say it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Finn McGraw disagrees.

He was just seventeen when he had a torrid summer affair with the girl who stole his heart—and then inexplicably turned on him. Finn may have moved on with his life, but he’s never forgotten her.

Now, ten years later, he’s got more than his lost love to worry about. A horrific accident turns his life upside down, resurrecting the ghosts of his long-dead family and taking the lives of the few people he has left.

Finn always believed his estranged brother was responsible for the fire that killed their family—but an unexpected inheritance with a mystery attached throws everything he knows into doubt.

And on top of that, the beguiling daughter of his wealthy employer has secrets of her own. But the closer he gets, the harder she pushes him away.

The Seacrest is a story of intrigue and betrayal, of secrets and second chances—and above all, of a love that never dies.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review: I’m always eager to read love stories from a man’s point of view. I think that a man should write the male characters POV because who better would know what the male was thinking, than a male himself? And since love stories are commonly written by female writers, it’s rare to get ahold of a well male-written romances.
I loved everything about the main character,Finn McGraw. He seemed human. All that rage he held for his brother Jax and then feeling bad for hating him. Plus everything that’s happened to him, all the things he was forced  to deal with… I wanted more than anything for things to work out for Finn.
I liked how Lazar had the book laid out. Every other chapter is present time and the other chapters explained the story, in the past, of Finn and his first love, Sassy. He timed all of the events perfectly for the climax and finally for the end.
Why I gave this book a fine 4 instead of a fantastic 5 is because Lazar didn’t quite get the sexual scenes on point. And to be honest this is where a female writer might be handy. But other than that the book was great!

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About the Author

I have always been a voracious reader. After hitting
a dry spell of reading material, I decided to write the kind of book I would
like to read. This resulted in the creation of my debut novel, Intentional, with a sequel already in
the works.

When I’m not writing novels, I enjoy traveling the
world, rain, watching movies and cooking. I also run my own business in my
current hometown of Mercer Island, Washington.

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Review/Blog Tour: City of the Fallen by Diana Bocco+Giveaway

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City of the Fallen

Dark Tides #1

By: Diana Bocco

Blurb

Five years ago, vampires came out of hiding and took over the world. It was meant to be a quick enslavement but it turned into a bloody battle that brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Isabelle Bryant is one of the “lucky” survivors, now living in hiding, scavenging for food through deserted towns.

And she’s tired of it.

So she’s devised a plan: find the king of the vampires and drive a stake through his heart.

Except that wickedly sensual king Marcus is nothing like the monster she expected. And while landing on his bed was part of the plan all along, discovering that he might hold the key to humanity’s survival certainly wasn’t. The catch? Saving humanity also means ensuring vampire survival. It means giving up hope for a return to a human-ruled world.

As sparks fly and hate becomes heat, Isabelle must pick a side — before the darkness devours them all.

 

Buy Links

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My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

My Review:
I haven’t read a vampire book in months. There are so many books about vampires, sometimes it just gets tiring reading the same thing over and over again. This book stuck out though. It wasn’t the usual human-vampire love. It stuck out. Like good books about angels, good books about vampires are even harder to find. Because authors have exhausted the whole vampire idea, it definitely takes more effort to find a book that stands out like this one. I didn’t give it the full five stars because the author didn’t fully explain some things that the reader will come across throughout the book. But there isn’t much lack of explaining, and it doesn’t affect the main point. I think that anybody who loves vampires is going to love this book!

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Author Info

I’ve been a fan of all kinds of dark creatures since I was a kid (even before I discovered Stephen King at the age of 10). If it crawls in the night and tugs at your covers while you’re sleeping, chances are I’ve written about it. It’s probably no surprise that I’m a big fan of old buildings, urban exploring and things that go bump in the night. Oh, and Halloween, of course — but that should go without saying.

Growing up, I wanted to be Indiana Jones. I ended up not pursuing a degree in Archaeology (although I toyed with the idea for a while) but I did become a huge lover of travel and history. Aside from traveling to all corners of the world, I’ve also lived in five countries in three continents — including three years in Siberia and two in Vietnam. I’m currently living in Thailand.

I have a soft spot for animals (which is why you can be sure that in my stories, the dog will always make it) and right now have three wonderful — but slightly crazy — dogs in my life. And yes, they move with me from country to country. Too bad dogs can’t accumulate frequent flyer miles!

In my other life, I also write nonfiction: articles, books, and even quizzes for the Discovery Channel website. I really can’t help it — I’m a nerd at heart and love research and discovering new things. Could be the Indiana Jones in me pushing me along.

When it comes to life, I’m pretty fearless. I figure life is too short to live it too safely — so I take risks and I try to have fun, whether that means snowshoeing in the middle of Siberia or going ghost-hunting in an abandoned asylum. And yes, I’ve done both.

 

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Blog Tour/Review: Now or Never by A.J. Bennett+Giveaway

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NOW OR NEVER

By: A.J. Bennett

Book Description:

Twenty-one year old Grayson Alexander finally breaks away from an abusive relationship and finds herself free for the first time in three years.

Determined to enjoy her new-found freedom, Grayson is intent on sticking with ‘no strings attached’ relationships—one-night stands, and steamy sex.

But she didn’t plan on Derrick.

Her attraction to the sexy man in uniform quickly turns into an unhealthy relationship. They both try to resist the pull, but neither can stay away.

When tragedy strikes, Grayson realizes it’s now or never—walk away or make it work.

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My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book. But I look too much into the details, so I’ll start with positive feedback first.
I don’t usually read books like this. This is probably the third book I’ve read in this genre. What really got me was the military men! Once the book mentioned the military I was instantly a fan. And the really cool thing is that it wasn’t just one force. The book talked about them all. Throughout the book I grew more fond of the main character, Grayson. She got sick of the situation she was in so she did something about it.
I didn’t like that Grayson would always change her mind. And her jealousy always got the best of her. I have to admit that I was just as confused as she was, but she should have a little more self control. She seemed too clingy.
I also didn’t like the club setting. I think too many books in this genre overuse the club setting. So it’s a little bit cliché. I feel like there should’ve been a little bit more action for the reader to feed off of, too. And I didn’t really feel a connecting with Derrick. I felt as if I was supposed to be feeling sad or happy for him, but I just didn’t. This character wasn’t as developed.

Author Bio:

A.J. Bennett lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and bulldog. She’s addicted to coffee, popcorn and books. Becoming an author has been a lifelong dream, and she’s extremely excited about her debut novel Now or Never.

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