Friend-Zoned By Belle Aurora.
Recently i’ve been reading quiet a few let-down books and with this book i really didn’t have any expectations but the moment i started the book it sucked me in and although the end was a let down over all it was a really good book and i’ll definitely be reading more by this author.
***Plot: Nik Leokov knows women. He knows what he wants from them, which is a quick and emotionless fling, and he knows what women want from him. Which is his status and money, none of which he is prepared to give. Then Tina comes whirling into his life and before he knows it he’s been friend zoned. At the beginning that’s what they both need but quickly both want something more.***
I loved all of the characters, all of them have strong personalities and back rounds that make all of them believable and make the story a very enjoyable read. I loved how Nik and Tina quickly fall into a strong friendship and then form there went into a relationship. It really makes the reader believe that they wanted to be together because they liked each other, unlike other books where the relationships seem superficial. However, toward the end was where the book started to fall. *SPOILER* Nik states he always wanted children and Tina never wants children (for reasons that are obvious) but the situation gets resolved within a couple of pages. I didn’t find it believable that Nik so easily reconciled himself to never having children, that isn’t a minimal issue, it takes time and conversation to sought out and there wasn’t any of that. Also the ending seemed really rushed, all the troubled Tina gets in seemed unbelivable and didn’t really add int the story except for some necessary angst. Lastly, Tina gets over her aversion to having children very abruptly, it just happens, no thought process, no conversation with Nik. *END SPOILER*
Overall though this was a great book, if you like Kristen Ashley’s books definetly give this book a try, there are aspects very similar to her work but not in a way that it looks like a rip off. This is a very easy going book with little angst and easily relationships and if you’re looking for something light hearted give it a go.
Rough Canvas By Joey W. Hill
Okay, before anyone reads this review i’m gonna tell you this a M/M romance, if you don’t know what that means i’ll put it more plainly and tell you it’s a gay romance, man on man. If that’s not your thing the turn away now. As for the rest of you, onto the review.
To be honest, this is not a genre i’ve ever really contemplated or been interested in but i heard such great reviews about this book i thought why not, the whole ‘you never know until you try.’ And i gotta say i really liked it. It was done tastefully and beautifully and although i wont rush out to buy another in this genre i’ll definitely give this author another go.
***Plot: Thomas has been forced to abandon his growin art career to leave New York and care for his family, who now look to him since his father died and his brother is wheelchair bound. However, that’s nothing to leaving the love of his life behind, his master, Marcus. Marcus is everything he wanted and didn’t know he wanted but how could someone as sophisticated and beautiful as Marcus be interested in some farm boy from the south? Then Marcus shows up on his doorstep with an offer he can’t refuse and Marcus refuses to allow Thomas to walk away from him again.***
First of all this is erotica so there are descriptive sex scenes, again that might not be your thing. Hill wrote beautifully about Marcus and Thomas’ love, showing all the struggles they have to overcome, not just from their own insecurities and doubts but the obstacles put in place by their families. Marcus is a lot more open about how he feels for Thomas but still keeps the secrets about his past close to his chest, refusing to open up. While Thomas is very closed off about his feelings, trying to ignore them which causes it’s own problems. This is a very intense book, very passionate, heartbreaking but engrossing. The ending is great and I’d love to read more from these two. If you’ve never tried this genre and are interested give this book a try or at least give this author a try, amazing!
Unbroken By Melody Grace
I was really excited to read this book after i read the blurb and the sample on the kindle. I did think it was an alright read but it had such an abrupt ending and it felt so rushed. After everything they went through i felt both characters needed to grow and we needed to see them together. Biggest problem is that it wasn’t long enough
***Plot: Juliet was innocent when she spent her summer in Ceder cove when she was eighteen but nothing would have prepared her for Emerson. He was intense, rough, unpredictable but she loved him with everything she was. And she thought he felt the same. Four years later, Juliet’s returning to the one place she never wants to see again. She managed to rebuild her life after Emerson destroyed it and the last thing she wants to do is see him again but that’s exactly what happens but this time he wont let her go. ***
Both the characters and the writing were great. I actually liked both Juliet and Emerson, which is rare for me. Seeing them reunite and the intensity between them really kept the pages turning. I liked that Juliet did admit her pull to Emerson but still tried to do the right thing with the boyfriend she already had. Once she made a decision that was that and i really liked that. Emerson was great, surly, rough but really in love with Juliet. However the ending was so abrupt. It takes them nearly the whole book to work out why they’re not together and then when they finally do it ends. With a lot of unresolved issues. It wouldn’t have been that easy and there would have been other problems and it would have been nice to see them over come them. For example, Juliet leaving behind her passion for photography. Emerson brings this subject up, it’s dealt with briefly and then we never hear of it again. I have no idea if the author is making a sequel, if she does i will definitely read it and i would encourage others to, just be warned that it will leave you hanging
Own the Wind By Kristen Ashley.
Okay first of let me start by saying i am a massive Kristen Ashley fan, i’ve read nearly all of her books and frequently re-read them. The moment this book went live on Amazon i bought it straight away. Therefore it was a huge disappointment when i found the book, well, disappointing. I’ve come to the conclusion that if you read too many of this authors books they become pretty predictable and boring quickly and i hate to say that.
Real By Katy Evans.
I have had this book on my reading list for months, the moment i heard about it and read the blurb i made sure the moment it came out i bought it and read it. After putting so much expectation on it, i was a bit nervous that it wouldn’t live up to the expectation. Well i ended up staying up the whole night to read it and while i loved it, it wasn’t perfect and i do think there are aspects which will annoy some.
***PLOT: Brooke Dumas had a plan and that was to win gold in the Olympics. That plan failed with a sports injury she can’t recover from, so now she has a different plan in Sport Rehabilitation. And that’s how she meets Remington Tate. At an underground fight it takes one look from Remy and Brooke is hooked…and so is he. In the world of boxing, Remy’s name is legendary and now Brooke has been hired to follow him across the country, making sure he is ready for his fights. But Remy is far from easy, he’s rough and at times out of control and now Brooke needs to be the one to fight for what she wants.***
First of all both Brooke and Remy are great. Remy isn’t great at expressing his emotions and the way he does through music was really sweet. He’s extremely alpha and brooding, the moment he sees Brooke he’s hooked. I liked the Brooke was determined to go after Remy and knew what she wanted and didn’t care about the problems he had or what others thought. My problems: the majority of the book is just Brooke going on and on about how much she wants to sleep with Remy and how hot he is. She didn’t actually do any work or seem to learn anything, there didn’t seem much else to her except a desire for sex. Other issues like Remy’s parents, his coach and other people on his team were skimmed over and just seemed there as a filler for their relationship. The story line about Brooke’s sister seemed pointless and just there for some angst. It was definitely resolved too quickly.
The book isn’t overly long and i did really like it. It was a wrapped up ending so even though there is a sequel you wont be left on edge. I will read the next book, the author’s writing is great i just hope we get more of them as actual people rather than just permanently horny characters.