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The Boy Next Door by Ella James

Posted June 2, 2017 by Kate in Kindle Unlimited, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
The Boy Next Door by Ella James

I’m starting to feel like I have a really big obsession with best friends sibling books, I mean seriously, I feel like I have gone out of my way to collect as many of them as I can. That being said, this book doesn’t necessarily read like that. Amelia and Dash meet when they were kids, Amelia was younger and she became fast friends with Dash’s sister, best friends actually. In high school the friendship started to grow apart, and they eventually went their own ways, so when the book starts, it doesn’t really have that best friends sibling vibe, because the best friends are best friends anymore. That being said, this book was totally without a doubt enjoyable for me, I like the emotional heartstrings that thing book pulled. Like I said, the future has arrived, and Dash and Amelia have a complicated past, Amelia was like super duper insane in love with Dash, but she was younger and so Dash didn’t really entertain her crush until after he went away to college. And then of course once the two of them come together and disaster strikes, Dash takes off and never looks back. So of course when Amelia finds out she is going to be interning under him at her dream animation job, well to say it’s tension filled would be an understatement. I like how unsure the two of them are about how to handle the situation. Yes it has been years since they have seen or […]

Dear Agony by Georgia Cates

Posted March 10, 2017 by Kate in Kindle Unlimited, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Dear Agony by Georgia Cates

Heads up, this book is sad, or maybe sad isn’t the right word, but it for sure pulls on the heart strings pretty hard. So if you are looking for a cheery, upbeat, fun romance, walk away now. This book ain’t named Dear Agony for no reason. I love books with older guys, so I was super stoked when I realized this guy is definitely an older guy, woot woot. So we meet Rose when she is literally on the street just trying to make enough money to eat so she doesn’t have to dig through trash in order to find her next meal. I felt for her right from the beginning, I mean there is poor and then there is homeless and starving, so right from the beginning of the book I wanted Rose to find happy. She is approached by a woman who basically offers her the world, to get her healthy, educated, well cared for, and all she is has to do is be a companion to rich men. I know, I know what you’re thinking, but I promise she isn’t a prostitute. She’s literally just a companion, a friend, who lives in. Generally to the older crowd. Bash is looking for a companion, he’s a hot guy, takes great care of himself, super successful, there is a big age gap between him and Rose, but he wants her for his companion. And the reason, man, the reason, he’s got a health issue, and figures he wants […]

Home Tears by Tijan

Posted December 5, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Home Tears by Tijan

I keep hearing about this author and yet I haven’t picked up one of their books yet, so when I saw this book was available on Kindle Unlimited I decided now was as good of a time as any to check out the author. I have to say I am pretty pleased with the book, and I can easily see why so many other people are talking about this authors work. I looks book where the main character is coming home, and honestly I read this book at just the right time, I was on at home after almost six years away, so this kind of hit just the right spot for me. I also really liked how much family was a component of the book, Dani is coming home to heal from some pretty traumatic experiences, which also means having to deal with all the family and drama that she left behind all those years ago. There is a lot to unpack when it comes to the issues in Dani’s family. I mean she has the death of her sister, her ailing aunt, her sister who pretty much seems to hate her, and then there are all of the family secrets that Dani starts to uncover. Oh and did I mention that Dani’s ex, who also happens to be her childhood best friend and first of everything, is also the same guy who left her for her sister and has now moved on to yet another sister. I mean […]

The Detective by Vanessa Waltz

Posted November 27, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Kindle Unlimited, Review / 0 Comments
The Detective by Vanessa Waltz

I’ve been really into cop books lately, like super into them. I don’t know something about a guy in uniform has seriously been working for me. So obviously with a title like, The Detective, I of course was going to pick up a copy of this book. So when the book starts off you are thrown right in the middle of everything, you’ve got cop Heath tangled up in the sheets with his mark, Jasmine, or is her name Jade. As it turns out Heath is assigned to find Jade and bring her back home, because wouldn’t you know, she’s a missing person. He wants to know why she left home and she isn’t talking, but he’s beyond determined to get to the bottom of it. Jasmine and Heath have this kind of push and pull relationship. Sometimes it worked for me and sometimes it didn’t. Jasmine has her secrets and I get that, and honestly I’m more on her side during this. But for Heath man oh man can this guy be pushy. I get that he has a job to do, but he is doing this job to get back and the guy Jasmine left behind. He’s so pushy to the point that I almost don’t like him. I mean he shows up everywhere. Joins the committees that she is on, eats where she works, etc. And then just when I think I’ve had enough the ex rolls into town and my opinion of Heath gets way better. […]

Bad Neighbor by M. O’Keefe

Posted November 23, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Bad Neighbor by M. O’Keefe

I have to admit, I stalked this book, I’m not at all ashamed, I woke up every morning and checked to see if it came out yet (I’m terrible at paying attention to calendars). And the second it arrived on my kindle I sat down and read it from beginning to end. It was like the exact right book came to me at the exact right moment, I had been thinking about trying to find a book where the main character was in hiding. I also really like books where the main characters are neighbors (I’m thinking Neighbor Dearest right now). Anyway when we meet our leading lady she is in the middle of moving into a super sketchy apartment, having given all her money away to her sister and sold everything she owns. So basically she is poor, starting over, and hiding from her sister’s psychotic ex. Charlotte is really easy to like, I mean she gave up basically her whole life to make sure that her sister would be safe. It’s no surprise that she would be a good person. She’s sweet and nice, and a good neighbor. She works from home, has some serious artistic flare, which I appreciate, and she tries to make her life as cheerful as possible, and I liked that about her. Even though life had decidedly taken a turn, she still tries, even though its clear in several instances during the book that she is nervous that her sister’s ex is going […]

Dirty Game by Violet Page

Posted November 15, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Kindle Unlimited, Review / 0 Comments
Dirty Game by Violet Page

I had high hopes for this book, it seemed to have all the elements in it that I would normally love: hot athlete, coming home after a long time away, rekindled romances, and even a secret baby. However, I didn’t fall in love with it. I thought that the beginning of the book was pretty good, but as it continued on I started to get less and less invested. In the beginning you see Sierra coming back to her hometown that she left so suddenly years ago. A lot of things haunt her from how she left, but a family member passed away and she had to go back home to settle everything with the estate and everything. It was nice watching her come back home and see everyone she had left behind. Of course she very quickly runs into the guy who played a big part in her running away, Blake. In the beginning I liked Blake. I thought they had some strained interactions, mostly because you could tell that they still had old feelings just hovering at the surface. And then things took a turn for me. Sierra and Blake start rekindling things, and it’s nice, I liked it, however, Blake killed it for me. As soon as things start to get going again, he basically kind of demands that Sierra leave her whole life behind and move to be with him so they can be together. Which I guess kind of is romantic, but the way he […]

Wait by A.L. Jackson

Posted August 21, 2016 by Kate in Kindle Unlimited, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Wait by A.L. Jackson

I have read a few books by A.L. Jackson, and I always have to prepare myself before I read them. She writes books that tend to have a lot of pain in them, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, and I like going along for the journey the characters make to get over the trials of their lives. So when I started this book, that is exactly what I was expecting, and I was not disappointed. So this book could be a called a second chance romance, because our main characters have more than a little bit of history together. Edie and Austin are both siblings of people in a rock band together. Which basically means when they were younger they were exposed to things they probably shouldn’t have been, for Austin that meant drugs and alcohol. And for Edie, well it meant being around people she should in no way have ever been around. Edie and Austin both carry some serious scars with them, Austin blames himself for the death of his brother, and Edie has to live with a traumatic experience that haunts her to this day. These two did not part ways on happy terms, Edie felt that Austin betrayed her trust in regards to her secrets. Both of them left there families behind (at different times) and tried to start over. Which brings up to present time. Edie is living a life in a seaside town and has a best […]

RAW by Belle Aurora

Posted July 26, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
RAW by Belle Aurora

So part of the reason why I like the KU program is that it gives me the chance to try out new authors and books I wouldn’t normally try out. This was my first Belle Aurora book, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. The reason why I picked up this book was the whole, I fell in love with my stalker component. I’ve read a lot of books where a stalker is involved, but honestly the stalker always ends up trying to kill the heroine, not the heroine falling in love with the stalker. So this was a new element for me, and I love new stuff. So this book takes place in Australia, once again, making me want to go to Australia. Our heroine is Alexa, and she is basically a social worker, and a pretty good one at that. You can tell she cares about all of the kids who come her way, she really wants to do right by them, especially because it’s something she can identify with, having grown up in a hard household and running away when she was in her teens. The funny thing is she is well aware that she has a stalker, she seems him all the time (so clearly he isn’t very subtle), but she doesn’t say anything to anyone about him, and he doesn’t really frighten her. One day she is attacked, and her stalker comes to her rescue. This was kind of an interesting way to start […]

Strum Your Heart Out by Crystal Kaswell

Posted May 17, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Strum Your Heart Out by Crystal Kaswell

I’ve had a Kindle Unlimited subscription for a while, but I never really use it as much as I really should, so I have been trying to borrow more books lately and this was one of the books that I picked. I picked this book because I love rock star romances, and I also really like when best friends hook up. Part of the reason this book really stood out to me was that it seemed like of low key, I mean the hero is a rock star, but the premise is basically his best friend moves in with him, that’s pretty relatable. So Kara is a senior in college and getting ready to start her life, which seems to be pretty preplanned by her mother, when really she has other dreams of being a teacher instead. Well one day her roommate basically kicks her out with like next to no notice, she’s kind of freaking out about it. So when her overprotective best friends offers to get a place together, she comes around pretty quickly to the idea. The problem lies in the fact that she is pretty attracted to him (he’s a super hot rock star so that’s kind of a given) but she also has a lot of personal issues. Kara is super insecure about herself, she has a history of cutting, and because of that she’s left with scars. Unfortunately in the past people have had bad reactions to her scars and she is now super […]

Beautiful Broken Rules by Kimberly Lauren

Posted May 14, 2016 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Beautiful Broken Rules by Kimberly Lauren

Every once in a while I pick up a book from Kindle Unlimited that I completely totally love, this was one of those books. I loved this book from beginning to end, there was just so much going on that I liked, that I was beyond happy I rented this book. First things first, I love a good college romance, and more than that I love when the characters actually feel like real people who actually go to college, and not some super nice, clean cut version of what people really are. Life is messy, people are flawed, and I love when books put that up front and in your face. Emerson is the culmination of so many girls I knew when I was in my early 20s. She’s flawed, she has painful history, both her parents dying on the same day in a car accident after being long divorced (read between the lines here), oh and did I mention it was her birthday. Needless to say she doesn’t really believe in relationships, not just because she doesn’t trust them, but because the idea of letting anyone get too close and having to endure that kind of heartbreak again, it just not something she can handle. I like how up front she was about her rules, about how she has sleep with quite a few people and has no real intention of stopping, but mostly I liked her actual relationships with people, her sister Quinn and her best friend Cole, […]