What Donna says:5 rolling
on the floor laughing, tears streaming, rib tickling tummy spasms from laughing
so hard stars!!
have I just read….only the funniest, craziest, jaw dropping book I have EVER
read…are we sure that Emma Chase really is a woman???? Seriously, how can a
woman have so much insight into a blokes head….and be so freaking accurate…I
had to ask a few blokes what they thought of a few of Drew’s thoughts etc and
they were like yeah I can relate to that, or yeah why didn’t I think of
that…who is this Drew, can I meet him, I think we could be best friends!!
absolutely adored Drew, he was hilarious, even though he just thought he was
being a player!! Pre Kate he was just soooooooo…..whats the word I’m looking
for…obnoxious, head up his own arse, confident, cocky, arrogant…everything you
would steer clear of on a night out..he just wants to play the game, no
strings, no names just an easy lay to release the stress…
prologue was hilarious, you could tell that Drew was not suffering from man
flu, but it made you want to find out what had happened to make him fall into
this state…it could only have been the love of a woman…7 days holed up in his
flat…it was the embarrassment that he had actually failed to get a woman, how
could anybody dare to not want Drew Evans, how dare any girl break the heart of
the player that was Drew Evans??
Kate, she was successful, confident, stunning and she took no shit in a mans
world…. Drew had already met Kate in a bar a few nights before he was
introduced to the new Exec at his dads firm…Kate had been on his mind for days
since she knocked him back at the bar and now his worst nightmare was sitting
across the meeting room from him and they were in competition…not good!! But
this makes for some amazeballs writing, my personal favourite is when they are
both trying to get to the office the earliest..before it was even mentioned in
the book all I could think was War of the Roses..this had me peeing my pants
especially as I had been there and done that..it was oh so familiar.
Chase style of story telling was both imaginative and so different from
anything else I have read, the narration from Drew’s mind, his little anecdotes
and his thoughts and sub conscious had me howling with laughter, this is total
genius from Emma Chase. If you ever want to know what a man is thinking, this
is the book to read.
want to say too much as it will spoil it and there is only so much you can say
about being inside a blokes head…other than it is messy…but here are some of my
favourite quotes from the book…I had highlighted loads (well almost the whole
book) and I ain’t typing all of them out so a select few will have to do….
know on TV when there’s one of those awkward, shocking moments and all you hear
are the crickets in the background?
Well chirp fucking chirp...this is one of those moments.”
God's sake, don't let her watch Cinderella. What kind of example is that? A
mindless twit who can't even remember where she left her damn shoe, so she has
to wait for some douchebag in tights to bring it to her? Give me a frigging
makes me want to kiss her and strangle her at the same time. I’ve never been
into S&M. But I’m beginning to see its benefits.”
ladies: We can’t read your thoughts. And frankly, I’m not entirely sure I’d
want to. The female mind is a scary place to be.”
simple guy logic: If a woman is angry? It means she cares. If you’re in a
relationship and a chick can’t even be bothered to yell at you? You’re screwed.
Indifference is a woman’s kiss of death. It’s the equivalent of a man not
interested in sex. In either case—it’s over. You’re done.”
freaking genius, Emma Chase I love you…you have to write more…I cannot pimp
this book enough, go out and buy, you will not be disappointed!!
What Willow says: 5 stars
This book is so refreshing. Its not often a book is told solely from the male's POV, but that's not just it - the way it's told, being inside Drew's head is witty and funny. Ok so I'm going at admit something here - don't throw anything at me - I wasn't finding it as funny as some of you were, my husband never had to ask me what I was having a laughing fit about, but that doesn't mean I didn't find it funny - I did smirk quite a lot. It was quick to read, light and fun and I enjoyed it a lot.
The way it started was great, I love prologues that start the book halfway through the story and then you have carry on reading to find out how they got to that point.
The characters are all great. As I said Drew is witty and funny and the change you see him go through as he realises is emotions is great. Kate is strong and feisty at times and even the side characters are fab.
There are many great lines in this book, but being a twilight fan this one springs to mind:
Edward Cullen can take his stupid Heroin and OD on it. Kate is my own Personal brand of Viagra.
I'll admit something else here too - I had never seen The Notebook (I know right?) but reference to it in this book made me go watch it!
A great book that is simply a must read!
What Dawn says: 5 Stars
This book was fantastic. I loved it was from the male POV.
We get right inside Drew's head feeling all his crazy male emotions. Cause
let's face it they to have a crazy way of thinking!!
Drew is used to getting things he wants and not having to
wait around for them.... Until Kate comes along and makes his work his ass off
to get her.
Kate is a strong woman who has got where she is by working
hard. She's not about to let Drew walk all over her in the office or
The book was fun, witty and entertaining. Like Willow I
wasn't laughing out loud but I did get asked a couple of times what I was
It's a quick refreshing read but it still has the angst and
steam we all love in our books.
The side characters were good too. I loved his relationship
with his niece. And "The Bitch" was a great character.
I would definitely recommend this.
I'll leave you with a few of my fave bits;
"Fine’s a funny word, don’t you think? I
don’t think there’s another like it in the English language that says so much
while actually saying so little. How many wives have told their husbands, “I’m
fine,” when they really mean, “I want to cut your balls off with a butcher
knife”? How many men have told their girlfriends, “You look fine,” when they
really mean, “You need to go back to the gym and work out—a lot.” It’s the
universal way of saying we’re just peachy—when we’re really anything but."
"Yep, you heard me right -she's a nun. But not just
any nun, kiddies. Sister Beatrice was a NILF. I don't need to spell that one
out for you, do I?"
"Pussy whipped, thy name is Drew.
Yeah, I know. It's okay. I don't mind. 'Cause if this
is the Dark Side? Sign me up. Seriously. Don't be surprised if I start skipping
down the street singing, "Zip-a-Dee-fucking-Doo-Dah." I'm that happy."
Willow: I just want to say I have just read the girls reviews whilst preparing this post, and have been chuckling away to myself at the lines they have quoted! it is a really fun read and if you haven't read it you should - so thanks to Emma Chase, we've got an ecopy to giveaway!
To celebrate the release of Beauty from Surrender, book 2 in the Beauty Series by Georgia Cates, we have an excerpt and a giveaway!
The story of Jack Henry and Laurelyn continues...
How do you move on when he’s every song you sing?
After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer’s outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career—until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself. From there it’s a rocket ride straight to the top where Laurelyn finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Will it be enough to bring her the happiness she so deserves, or will the absence of Jack Henry leave her wanting more?
Jack Henry McLachlan never expected to fall in love with Laurelyn Prescott—but he did. After he foolishly let her slip through his fingers, he spends three months searching for her, but their reunion doesn’t come easy. The woman he finds isn’t the same one who drifted away without a goodbye. No longer an insecure girl on an Australian adventure, this Laurelyn is a successful musician with a promising career. Her dreams are becoming a reality, and Jack is terrified his American girl won’t have a place for him in her new life. With only a month to convince her otherwise, will it be enough time to make her visualize a life beyond the glitz and glamour, a life that includes him?
He holds out a red rose for me. “You have an admirer.”
I take the rose and bring it to my nose. Being given a bouquet of flowers isn’t unusual after a show but I’ve never been given a single rose before. It seems so intimate. “A fan, I suppose?”
“I found this dude standing outside the door looking in here just now. I asked him who he was but he didn’t say. He just told me to give you the rose and this guitar. Oh, and tell you he enjoyed the show—that you were ‘fan-fucking-tastic.’” He puts the case at my feet and the world around me begins to spin way too fast.
It’s my Martin. That can only mean Jack Henry was here. Right outside that door—that cracked door—while Charlie was kissing me.
I dash off the couch and run down the hallway, calling out for him like a maniac. “Jack Henry! Jack Henry!”
I have no idea which way to go, but I run toward the auditorium. It’s empty other than the cleaning staff, so I run toward the lobby and out to the street where I pray I’ll find him standing on the sidewalk.
It’s storming and the raindrops pelting down sting as they hit my face. I reach up to push my wet hair from my eyes and that’s when I see him. He’s getting into a cab up the street. “Jack Henry!” I shout at the top of my lungs but he doesn’t hear me. He’s too far away. “Jack Henry!”
I run toward the car screaming his name and I reach the cab as it’s leaving. I slam my hand across the top of the trunk as hard as I can before watching it pull away, taking him out of my life again.
“Nooo!” I scream so loudly, my vocal cords spasm. I drop to my knees there on the cold, wet concrete. I try to scream, and again, nothing comes out because my breath has been taken from me.
Please, don’t leave. Please, don’t be gone out of my life forever.
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before deciding to pursue her dream of becoming an author. Despite the struggle, she has no regrets in her decision to try this crazy life. She can honestly say that she’s living the dream.
Forgiven is book three in the This Series by JB McGee.
Everyone has a past…good or bad, they are always there. They lurk and linger in the shadows, sometimes reappearing at the most inconvenient times.
Gabby and Bradley thought that their pasts would remain dormant, that happiness was theirs for the taking. Still the strongest of relationships can be rocked by the ugliness from a previous life, even if it seems to be a world away. The fact remains an ugly past is never distant. It taints everything it touches, drives permanent rifts between loved ones, and sometimes can ruin everything. Gabby and Bradley must find the only way to battle the past. Forgiveness becomes a light through the darkness, a guide for the lost, and hope for the hopeless. With forgiveness comes bright, new beginnings.
I must admit, the title scared me at first…who needed forgiveness???? Bradley or Gabby…what did they do to warrant it????...everything was out in the open or so I thought…that is the beauty of titles..if it is a good one, it gets your mind racing before you have even started the first page.
This is the continuation of Bradley and Gabby’s story. I love these two, they have had more than their fair share of things to overcome and this book is no exception, however, after the ending of this book their story is now complete so it will be other characters going forward. I do hope though that we can continue to read about them going forward in the up and coming books…just a few little snippets will do!!
The baby daddy saga does continue through this book, although if you have read the previous books and novella we deep down know who the daddy is but Bradley and Gabby do not. He jumps in to help Veronica which was impossibly infuriating at times but you could not help but feel for him, even though some of his choices at times had me tossing my kindle. Deep down I knew he was doing the right thing by what may or may not have been his child but I just wish it didn’t have to cause as much heart break as it did for Gabby. Ian is still loitering in the background as usual, but again I feel sorry for him too. God it is infuriating, the thing is with JB McGee is that she shows you the best and worst in every character…I even felt for Veronica at one point in the last book even though I think that she is a total b***h for putting everyone through this ridiculous charade.
Bradley and Gabby are busy planning their wedding despite what is going on with Veronica and the baby. They move in together, buy a house and Gabby is still studying so actually they don’t really see that much of each other and does begin to put pressure on their relationship. They actually seemed to see more of each other when they were long distance. A piece of Gabby’s past shows up in this book and puts some more perspective into Gabbys back story. We have lots of different POV’s in this book which was fantastic. It really helped to build the story up and a feel for all the characters that will be taking this series going forward.
We still have the build up to the wedding night and what will take place, although it is getting harder and harder for both of them. This scene was realistically written and for that I am grateful but after all the build up I would have liked it to have lasted a bit longer…I am just a sucker for this type of relationship and want to feel all that pent up want and desire release over pages and pages…it is most probably me being greedy!!!
Once again, I have loved JB McGee’s writing and I cannot wait for the next and the next and the next and anything else she cares to pen in the future. I will never tire of her incredible writing skills.
“ Do you know your blood types?” Bradley “I am O positive” Ian responds “A positive and since I know you can’t tell us Veronica’s because of HIPPA, I know that she’s O positive too” ………………………………………..I nod my head and narrow my eyes at him. The sooner I can get away from him the better. She closes the chart and then as soon as she speaks, we have our answer”
J.B. McGee was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. After graduating from SouthAikenHigh School, she toured Europe as a member of the 1999 International Bands of America Tour, playing the clarinet. While attending ConverseCollege, an all- girls school in Spartanburg, South Carolina, she visited Charleston often. It quickly became one of her favorite vacation spots. She met her husband, Chad, during Christmas break her freshman year, and they married in 2001 and she moved back to her home town.
In 2005, the couple welcomed their first son, Noah. J.B. finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006. During her time studying children's literature, a professor had encouraged her to become a writer.
In 2007, she welcomed their second child, Jonah, and she became a stay at home mom/entrepreneur. In 2009, the found out their two children and J.B. have Mitochondrial Disease. In 2011, a diagnosis also was given to Chad. Please take a moment and learn more about Mitochondrial Disease. Awareness is key to this disease that has no cure or treatments.
J.B. McGee and her family now reside in Buford, Georgia, to be closer to their children's medical team. After a passion for reading had been re-ignited, J.B. decided to finally give writing a shot. Broken (This Series), is her first book and first series
enjoyed this book, it was refreshing to read something so completely different
to what we normally receive these days. It was a unique story. The opening line
gets you gripped and intrigued…
sex is like owning an ice cream truck. You make all your clients sticky and
satiated, and they'll remember to come back the next day when they're hot and
bothered and needing to be quenched.”
Rylan…depending upon what scenario she finds herself is one cool/nerdy
chick…how can that be you ask??? As Evan, she is Miss Prim and Proper…super
intelligent, top of her class, quiet, timid, shy, just does everything she can
not to be noticed…now as Rylan…that just opens a whole new can of whoop
ass…Rylan is her alter ego, she is the girl that poses for a college lads
magazine. She is super sexy, confident, snarky, glamorous and all the boys want
her, they probably do things over her that I don’t even want to think about
lol. Evan does not want anyone to associate her with Rylan and she goes to
extreme lengths to ensure that her identity is never revealed, went dressed as
Evan she is in her nerdy, geeky disguise. All this is about to change
when Rylan is asked to do a photo shoot with Dallas.
Dallas, hmmmm all I can say is gorgeous, super sexy and best yet
for Evan, super intelligent..in fact they share a class…as you can imagine this
chemistry these two have is off the charts, you can feel it ooze off the page
and their photo story throughout the books just drags you through all the
emotions and confusion the two go through..unfortunately Dallas has been in a relationship for a long
time. However, neither of them can deny what they feel and the pictures tell a
follows their story from beginning to end, the ups and downs and all in
between. There are decisions to be made by both of them, which are not easy.
Evan is still worried about her identity, at the end of the day she does not
want anyone to know how she pays her way through college.
is perfect in length, in does not drag it out and it is not too short…it was a
really enjoyable quick read. There is a lot of sexy scenes as you can imagine
and they are seriously hot…like fan yourself hot, as I said above the chemistry
between the two of them is amazing. I don’t normally condone “cheating” in any
shape or form but this is a book and not real life, however I will add my two
penneth as I know some will say it is bad…was his girlfriend really a proper
girlfriend…she seemed so wrapped up in her own life to even care or notice what
was going on with Dallas..and before you all shout at me I know she was working
hard because Dallas wasn’t earning much as he was still in college…but what
right minded girlfriend would actually enrol their boyfriend for modelling with
other women…I wouldn’t hell no!! I know she trusted him blah blah blah but I
think that the relationship had more or less run its course before Rylan/Evan
even came on the scene. Also they never actually do the deed before, but get
pretty darn close.
picks up where Locked finished with Sophia having walked away after what she
saw on Sebastian’s phone…however this little blip is soon ironed out and Sophia
and Sebastian continue with their relationship.
is still the enigma, who is Sebastian Lock??? What does he do??? There is
something about the man of mystery and I still haven’t managed to put my finger
on it…but it has me intrigued, I can normally see where stories are going but
this one has me stumped!!! I am not liking it one bit…I even emailed Maya Cross
to tell her she is killing me…but she just replied I would have to wait lol…not
good for someone as impatient as I am.
start to see a different side to Sebastian in this book, he does open up a lot
more with Sophia, mainly over his feelings as he doesn’t open up about anything
else…I am sure that this is a case of can’t open up rather than won’t open up.
He is definitely tied into something that he feels would scare Sophia away and
judging by the CLIFF HANGER ending….maybe he was right.
continue with their friends with benefits arrangement in the beginning with
Sebastian still showing his dominant, kinky side but we see another side to
Sebastian especially when they go to the Spanish restaurant. Just as Sophia
feels they are making progress things happen and Sebastian is once again left
feeling what he has always known.
you saw was real Sophia. I’m a lot of things, things that may not be easy to understand,
but I am also the same man I was a few days ago. The man who danced with you
and held you and felt so impossibly lucky to wake up next to you. The man who
thinks he is falling in love with you”
between these two as ever is seriously smoking…and as usual is not only in the
bedroom, there are a few wild and crazy scenes in this book..but you can’t help
but root for this couple, you want them to fall in love and have their HEA but
I think that Maya Cross is going to put us through the wringer before we
actually get it L. A little snippet from a heart breaking letter…
really thought that maybe I could do this again, that things would be different
this time. But now I see how impossible that is. I can never have a normal
life. The risks are just too great”
Why is it
impossible????? I need to know….like YESTERDAY!!!
I only have to wait till July….not long you say…..but after the ending…July
cannot come soon enough….I need to KNOW…..the suspense is killing me!!
again Maya Cross, I loved it….just type quicker pleaseeeeeee, pretty please!!!
Take a look at the beautiful cover of Samantha Young's new book Into the Deep.
Into the Deep will be out on 20th August 2013 in both ebook and paperback.
Live young. Live hard. Love
Charley Redford was just an ordinary girl until Jake Caplin
moved to her small town in Indiana
and convinced her she was extraordinary. Almost from day one Jake pulled
Charley into the deep and promised he was right there with her. But when a
tragic incident darkened Jake’s life he waded out into the shallows and left
Almost four years later Charley thinks she’s moved on. That
is until she takes a study year abroad in Edinburgh
and bumps into none other than Jake Caplin at a party with his new girlfriend.
The bad-boy-turned-good attempts to convince Charley to forgive him, and as her
best friend starts spending time with Jake’s, Charley calls a truce, only to
find herself tumbling back into a friendship with him.
As they grow closer, the spark between them flares and
begins playing havoc with their lives and relationships. When jealousy and
longing rear their destructive heads, Charley and Jake struggle to come to
grips with what they mean to one another.
And even if they work it out, there is no guarantee Charley
will ever trust Jake to lead her back into the deep…
About the author:
Samantha Young is a New York
Times and USA Today bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland.
She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best
Romance for her international bestselling novel ON DUBLIN STREET.
To Celebrate the release of The Do Over by AL Zaun we have an excerpt from the book and an ebook giveaway!
Life doesn’t look like it’s supposed to for Dani Ruiz, a hopeless romantic.After a painful and sudden break-up with Rick Marin—whoshe thought was the One—Dani hides away from reality, retreating to a world of fiction, preferring book boyfriends over the hassles of a relationship.
After almost two years of watching Dani in a holding pattern, her friends stage an intervention and force her back into the real world of dating.
Unexpectedly, Dani meets Liam Lucas, a down-to-earth firefighter. He might be the person to show her she’s still worth something. Dani’s hesitant to trust her heart with another man, but their instant and electric chemistry is something she can’t deny.
As Dani starts to believe that she’s found her real-life book boyfriend, Rick decides that he’ll go to any lengths to get her back. Seeing Rick as a changed man makes Dani question everything.
Can Dani trust her patched-up heart with Liam?
Or has Rick transformed into the man she’s always wanted?
Told from various points of views, The Do Over is a story of second chances and new beginnings.
From the corner of my eye, I could tell the instructor was tall and lean. He didn’t look toobad for an old dude.I was still glued to my Kindle,struggling to deal with the angst in the book,as I keptmy composure in class.I haveto finish thischapter.I could not believe whatthe heroinewas about to do.I had a strong desire toscream andthrow my Kindle against the wall.Feelingan urgent need to pace,Iinsteadbounced my leg nervously as Ichewed on my thumb.I knew this wasn’t good.I washaving a book meltdown, sittingin a training class,asthe instructorstartedtalking.
The instructor introduced himself.Wait.Did I hearhim sayLucas?AmI in the right class?The instructorwas supposed to be Captain Rafael Santos.Feelinga surge of panic rise inside of me, my face flushedasI painfully tore myself away from my novel.
Slowly,I looked up through my lashesto see that he was walking in my direction. He stoppedright in front of me. He was wearing black cargo pants that fit rather nicely on what could only be a tall body.My eyes kept going upuntilI hit his gray standard county-issued polo, whichjust so happened to show that he worked out.I shyly smiledas heat roseto my cheeks.I wanted to die of pure embarrassment.
As a bright blush warmed my face,he looked straight into my eyes.He hadthe bluest eyes I’d ever seen. With eyes just like Miami’s sky and his dirty blond hair cropped short, he was breathtaking.My peripheral vision was correct. He was tall, lean,and yes, muscular. He wasso not the old dude.I was a paralyzed mute.It took all my willpowerto keep my mouth from hanging open.
Bendingover, heleanedinclose to my ear.As hisunshavenface brushed against my neck,he whispered,“I’m a jealous fool,and I don’t share.Do you mind putting it away?”His tone told me he wasn’t asking but telling me what to do.He paused brieflyas he leanedevencloser.“Name?”
My heart skipped a beat.“Daniela Ruiz,”I stammered.
As he slowly stood back up, he winked. He moved toclose the door andthenwalked back down to the front of the class.
At that moment,I realized that I’d been holding my breathwithmy legs pressed tightly together.Someone call a code blue. I wouldn’t mind at allif he had toadminister CPR onme.Hmm, maybeI wasa little premature on my stance involving men.For the first time in a very long time, I felt hopeful and a littleturned on.Okay,I wasa lotturned on.
A.L. Zaun graduated from FloridaInternationalUniversity with a degree in English Literature a long time ago. A degree she didn’t use at all in her professional endeavors. She loves to read, write and take pictures. She walks around with her camera, and most importantly she has her e-reader available at all times. Healthcare Management by day, Mommy in the evening and most nights, you can find her sitting in front of her laptop with a bottle of Diet Pepsi, bringing the voices in her head to life on the pages of her debut novel, The Do Over.
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