Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Book Review: This Girl by Colleen Hoover



This Girl
(Slammed Series, Book 3)

Synopsis:

There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.



Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache. 

Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series



Review:
6 STARS

"But then...
Then this girl...
Holy hell, this girl..."


OMG OMG OMG OMG!
I'm literally speechless right now!

You HAVE to read the Slammed Series.. you HAVE to read this book!!!!!!!!!!! 

YOU HAVE TO!! 

If you honestly haven't, you are MISSING OUT BIG TIME..!!! like HUGE!

Where do I even begin telling you how incredible this book is??
I mean, I literally read the ENTIRE DAY! This book is one of those books you just can't put down. Can't.

First of all, you need to know that this wasn't just "Slammed" from Will's POV.. it goes way beyond that. So yes, the books need to be read in order since this one picks up right where "Point of Retreat" ended. 

Here Lake and Will are talking and Lake basically asks Will his perspective on some of the things they went through, so most of the book is basically a bunch of flashbacks, though it goes back-and-forth to the present.  



"Now I want to know all about our date." 
She puts her hands behind her head and relaxes, waiting for me to spill it. 
I lie back on my pillow and think back to that day. 
The day I fell for my wife."



I think I died a thousand times through out this book!! I couldn't fall more in love with Will Cooper.. because it's just not possible!!! This guy made my heart beat faster and stop at the same time!!!! Talk about swoon-worthy moments!!!!!!



"Life knows.
Life is trying to tell me
That the girl I love?
The girl I fell
So hard for?
There's room for her in first.
I'm putting her first."


"I've loved you since the second I laid eyes on you and I haven't stopped loving you for a second."


"All the beautiful?
It's not real.
It's fake.
So you keep your ocean.
I'll take the Lake."


"I love you so damn much, it hurts"


"You're the greatest thing that's happened to my life."


"It's real now. I'm not walking away from you again. Ever."



Are you swooning yet!? I am just remembering!!!

What I loved about seeing Will's side of the story, is the fact that we actually now understand fully some of things that happened through out the first two books.  We literally get the whole story! Plus, we actually see an even deeper connection between ALL the characters.. and I mean ALL.

By the way, Colleen Hoover.. how about a book about Eddie and Gavin!??? I would sure LOVE to read it!!! pleaseeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!????


Reading "This Girl" brought back all the emotions I felt while reading the first two books. So it's very safe to say I now have the mother of book hangovers since it's like having three book hangovers after reading just one book!! 

It's THAT amazing!! 

And that ending?!!!!!!!!!! 

HEA HEAVEN! 

The entire Slammed Series is breathtaking and simply captivating!! You'll fall in love with the characters, all of them.. you'll laugh, cry, your heart will beat faster.. and it will at moments even stop beating altogether! 


Slammed Series is Butterflying phenomenal! 











Slammed Series Books:

Slammed
(Book 1)

(Old Cover) 
Slammed (Slammed, #1)


(New Cover)
Slammed_COVER






Point of Retreat
(Book 2)

(Old Cover) 
Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2)


(New Cover)













Aren't they pretty!!!????




About the Author:




Colleen Hoover


"I love music. LOVE music. Namely The Avett Brothers, Lumineers, Pink, Eminem. I have eclectic taste? If you have any recommendations, send them my way!

I'm addicted to diet pepsi and could tell you in a taste-test which restaurant it came from. It's a serious addiction, I tell you. 

I get stoked whenever I get a message from goodreads saying I have a new friend request...so request me, dangit! 

If you want to know when I have new books out or just want to be inundated by random, pointless blog posts, follow me at www.colleenhoover.com 

Avoid my Twitter at all cost. It's propaganda. " 



You can find Colleen Hoover here:










Monday, April 29, 2013

MAY Releases!!!


Here are some of the books being released during MAY!!
Please let me know of other books aren't posted here!!! 
THANKS!



Pieces of You
(Shattered Hearts, Book 2)

 Release Date:
May 1, 2013

Pieces of You (Shattered Hearts, #2)

Synopsis:

Claire Nixon is only twenty-one, but her heart has been shattered and put back together more times than she can count. Finding solace in meditation and a change of location, she thought she had buried her painful secret for good.

Then she met the persistent and sexy Adam Parker. Adam’s pursuit of Claire’s heart and her secret nearly destroyed them, but their love was relentless.

With no more secrets between them, Claire and Adam thought they had it all figured out. Though they knew they’d never be whole again, their love had survived the test. Until Claire’s rock star ex-boyfriend, Chris Knight, came back.

Now Chris has promised to mend the final piece of Claire’s broken heart as only he can. With Claire attending college a hundred miles away from Adam and Adam’s busy travel schedule, Chris’s offer looks more and more enticing.




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Rock With Me
(With Me in Seattle, Book 4)

Release Date:
MAY 2,2013


Rock With Me (With Me in Seattle, #4)

Blurb:


The with me in Seattle series continues in book four.
Leo and Samantha's story, Rock with me, to be released in May 2013.




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Layover Rules

Release Date:
May 2, 2013

Layover Rules

Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author of FADE….

Blair Dyson found her dream man—the sexy, wealthy and powerful Trevor Baker—a real-life version of all the alpha males she read about in countless romance novels.

But the relationship is nothing like those books led her to believe it would be, and now she wants out. A stunning discovery of one of Trevor’s secrets gives her the push she needs to make the final break.

Free of Trevor, she vows to focus on her rapidly advancing career and to put men to the side for a while.

Then Sam Vonn, an acquaintance from Blair’s past, enters her life again, just at the wrong time.

Or could it be the right time? A casual arrangement with Sam might be exactly what Blair needs as she reclaims her life.

Before long, she finds keeping things casual with Sam more complicated than she expected, and erasing Trevor from her life more difficult than she hoped




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Down London Road
(On Dublin Street, Book 2)

Release Date:
May 7, 2013

Down London Road (On Dublin Street, #2)

Synopsis:

It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother, she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may—or may not—fly.

But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs first. Cam is just as obsessed with getting to know Jo, but her walls are too solid to let him get close enough to even try.

Then Cam moves into the flat below Jo’s, and their blistering connection becomes impossible to ignore. Especially since Cam is determined to uncover all of Jo’s secrets …even if it means taking apart her defenses piece by piece.








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Zane
(Alluring Indulgence, Book 2)

Release Date:
May 7, 2013

Zane (Alluring Indulgence, #2)

Synopsis:

Vanessa Carmichael will never forget that horrible day for as long as she lives. With Zane fully on the mend from the brutal attack he suffered right in her very own yard, she knows she should be grateful, which she is. She also knows that walking away from Zane might be the only way to keep him safe. Despite her denial, V knows she can’t trust her own heart, especially when it comes to the youngest Walker brother, but he’s not the kind of man who will walk away when there is something he wants. He wants her even if it isn’t safe for him, and she’s not sure she is strong enough to walk away. 

Zane Walker might have been brutally attacked and after months in the hospital, walked away with his life spared, but now that he’s out of the hospital, he has only one goal in mind. Getting the girl. From the first time he kissed her, Zane knew V was the one for him. He also knew that getting her wasn’t going to be as easy as he hoped. She’s stubborn and the walls she has erected around her heart are nearly impenetrable. However, there’s one thing about Zane – he never gives up. And he’s not about to start now. 

Can V learn to open her heart to the one man who is desperate to get past those walls she has erected, or will she walk away to protect him? How long will Zane allow her to deny what he knows is growing between them? Or is the only option to obscure the underlying emotions with spine tingling lust? 

When V and Zane come together, smoke detectors go on the fritz, but when they bring Zane’s best friend Beau into the mix, extra fire extinguishers are needed. 

Warning: This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable, including, but not limited to: m/f, m/m, m/f/m, m/m/f encounters, anal sex, exhibitionism, and voyeurism. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

Erotic Romance
Mature Audience







Love Love

Release Date:
May 8,2013

Love Love


Synopsis:

Gabrielle Willis is smart. She's funny. And oh yes, she's a bit klutzy. 

When Gabrielle left sunny California bound for the energy of Manhattan, she was willingly leaving the life she had known for the new life she would create. But was she really leaving something behind or was she running away?

On the outside, Gabrielle Willis has it all under control. A new life in Manhattan, a great roommate, and a good job. But she is haunted. Haunted by a memory she's tried to forget and by a family who's abandoned her. But what happens when what's on the outside is only an illusion and in perfect contradiction to what's buried deep within?

Enter Dane Rhodes. He's gorgeous, smart, and sexy as hell. Just what Gabby wants, or so she thinks. But when she meets Brad Dixon, the sweet guy with the crooked smile, he begins to make her see that the very thing she is trying to run from is the very thing that just may push her to see the light











Eyes Wide Open
(The Blackstone Affair, Book 3)

Release Date:
May 14, 2013

Eyes Wide Open  (The Blackstone Affair, #3)

Synopsis:


Big surprises are on the horizon for Ethan and Brynne as they struggle to adjust to what life has thrown at them. Demons from the past are threatening to destroy the passionate bond they’ve forged despite their vow that nothing will ever keep them apart. A truly devastating loss coupled with the promise of a new hope opens their eyes to what is most important, but is it possible for the lovers to move on from the painful histories that continue to haunt them? A stalker is still lurking in the shadows, plotting evil amidst the distraction of the 2012 Olympic games in London. Brynne and Ethan are on the cusp of losing everything as the stakes rise. Will they yield to circumstances beyond their control or will they give every ounce of fight they have left to save each other and win the ultimate prize of a life together?



Eyes Wide Open is a passion-wrought story that shows us what pure love can achieve when tested and what the heart can accomplish despite danger and adversity







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Kiss This

Release Date:
May 15, 2013

Kiss This

 Synopsis:


21-year-old Camryn Jacobs lost the love of her life once and vows to never kiss a guy again unless he makes her heart soar. When she meets Teague, their attraction to one another is off the charts, but Camryn makes a bet that he can't go just one week without kissing her. She's protecting her own fragile heart, but her wit and smart mouth end up driving Teague crazy. 


But it becomes a little too hot to handle when Teague is equally as good at her game. He makes her feel things she's never experienced before and she might not be ready for it. Sharing her true reasons for the no-kiss bet hurts too much and she keeps him in the dark.



Teague has his own secrets to hide, starting with his last name. It's the reason he left California--to find some peace and sanity in his life. Meeting Camryn was the beautiful puzzle piece that had been missing, and even with the threat of his family and his past ruining all that he's gained, Teague chooses to do what he can to keep her. 



A sexy, sizzling story with characters you will absolutely fall in love with!

(This book includes mature content, including sex and language)



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Trophy Husband

Release Date:
May 21, 2013

Trophy Husband
Synopsis:


Sometimes you can't help falling in love, even when you try to do the opposite...Successful fashion blogger McKenna Bell has spent far too long protecting herself after the way her ex-fiancĂ© left her at the altar for a college chick he met the night of his bachelor party. Loving again, trusting again, well, that's just not in the cards. Especially now that her ex is back in town with his new woman, demanding custody of McKenna's favorite creature in the whole world--her dog. No effing way. McKenna's had enough of him, and she decides to even the score by finding her own hot young thing -- a Trophy Husband. Sure, she's only twenty-seven, but doesn't that make it even more fun -- and infuriating to her ex -- to pursue a younger man? When she declares her intentions on her daily blog, her quest quickly skyrockets in popularity, and that's when Chris enters the picture, and he’s got all the assets. He's handsome, successful, and turns her inside out with a kiss to end all kisses, the kind that makes you feel like a shooting star. But loving again could mean losing again, and it's so much easier to focus on getting even, isn't it? Unless, you just can't help falling in love. Which means McKenna will have to come face to face with what she really wants in life -- protecting her heart from hurt, or letting go of her fears of a new beginning











Girl With Guitar

Release Date:
May 22, 2013


Girl with Guitar


Cover Reveal: May 15, 2013

Synopsis:


New Adult. MA 17+ Content.



After Kylie’s dad dies in a freak accident, he leaves her with nothing other than her crazy step-mother, Darla, and the ability to play guitar. When Darla kicks Kylie out and she loses her job all in the same day, she hops a bus to Nashville determined to make her late father’s dreams come true. Waitressing and saving her pennies to record a demo, her big break comes when she’s asked to join a tour going down the tubes with once platinum album-selling country music superstar Trace Corbin. But touring with Trace is hardly a dream come true since he’s pretty much drinking his career down the drain. If Kylie can’t pull Trace out of his rut, he’ll pull her and her dreams down with him.









The Forever of Ella and Micah
(The Secret, Book 2)

Release Date:
May 28, 2013



The Forever of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #2)


Synopsis:

Ella and Micha have survived tragedy and heartbreak. When they're together, anything seems possible. But now they are thousands of miles apart, and managing their long distance relationship will put their love to the test.

Ella is back at school, trying hard not worry so much about her future. But with her father in and out of rehab, she's having a hard time making it through the days. All she wants is Micha by her side, but she refuses to let her problems get in the way of his dreams.

Micha spends his days touring the country with his band, but deep down he knows something is missing. Being away from Ella is harder than he thought it would be. He wants her closer to him-needs her with him. But he won't ask her to leave college, just to be with him.

The few moments they do spend together are intense and passionate, but it only makes it more difficult when they have to part. They know they want to be together, but is wanting something enough to get them to their forever?












Beauty From Surrender
(Beauty Book 2)

Release Date:
May 30, 2013

Beauty from Surrender (Beauty, #2)

Synopsis:

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?




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