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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. 
May 29, 2013

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. 

WEEKLY SUGGESTIONS 20/05/2013So this week, now that i’ve handed in my dissertations, i’ve had a lo of time to troll through amazon and i’ve found a lot of books to read. I’ve already made my way through half my reading list!
1) First Vision By Heather Topham Wood. A different take on the physic view of supernatural with a romantic suspense twist. When Kate Edwards became deathly ill she came out of it with the ability to see the minds of others but more importantly her new gift helps her find missing children. Police Detective Jared Corbett seeks out Kate, he needs help finding a missing child and he’s not going to take no for an answer. 
2) Dangerous To Know And Love By Jane Harvey-Berrick.Daniel Colton is the guy. The guy girls want and other men want to be. His brother Zef is his companion in all of this and together the Colton place is where to go when you want anything. No questions asked. When he’s forced to work with good girl Lisanne Maclaine the rules change and the real Daniel comes out. 
3) Elite By Rachel Van Dyke.When Trace won a scholarship to the Eagle Elite Collage she thought she’d won the lottery. Then she found out about the society, the Elect and there are rules to the Elect. Do not touch, do not look and do not speak to them. Trace was fine with all of the this, before Nixon.
May 20, 2013

WEEKLY SUGGESTIONS 20/05/2013
So this week, now that i’ve handed in my dissertations, i’ve had a lo of time to troll through amazon and i’ve found a lot of books to read. I’ve already made my way through half my reading list!

1) First Vision By Heather Topham Wood.
A different take on the physic view of supernatural with a romantic suspense twist. When Kate Edwards became deathly ill she came out of it with the ability to see the minds of others but more importantly her new gift helps her find missing children. Police Detective Jared Corbett seeks out Kate, he needs help finding a missing child and he’s not going to take no for an answer.

2) Dangerous To Know And Love By Jane Harvey-Berrick.
Daniel Colton is the guy. The guy girls want and other men want to be. His brother Zef is his companion in all of this and together the Colton place is where to go when you want anything. No questions asked. When he’s forced to work with good girl Lisanne Maclaine the rules change and the real Daniel comes out.

3) Elite By Rachel Van Dyke.
When Trace won a scholarship to the Eagle Elite Collage she thought she’d won the lottery. Then she found out about the society, the Elect and there are rules to the Elect. Do not touch, do not look and do not speak to them. Trace was fine with all of the this, before Nixon.

Sweet Seduction Sacrifice By Nicola Claire.
I was so excited about reading this book, it got recommended to me as being similar in writing style and characterization as Kristen Ashley’s works and i’m a major fan of hers’, so i thought ‘what could go wrong?’ A lot apparently.  So much so that i couldn’t even finish the book. 
***Plot: Genevieve Cain is in a dilemma, her loser of an ex-boyfriend is threatening her dream, the dream she has worked so hard to come to life, her own cafe shop, and is now in the process of trying to take it from her. Forced to go to a lawyer she runs into Dominic Anscombe and immediately captures his interest, and when Dominic wants something he gets it. However possessing Genevieve completely isn’t going to be easy but Dominic is determined to do it, no matter what it takes.***
I was actually really disappointed that i couldn’t finish this book because Dominic captured by attention straight away, however, he just wasn’t enough to overcompensate for the ‘too stupid to live’ heroine. First of all we get it, her cafe is her dream and she’d do anything for it but there’s no need to go one about this every couple of pages. Secondly, she loved this cafe so much she was willing to get back together with her ex-boyfriend who’d had a her drugged and kidnapped, all because her cafe was that important to her. Seriously? It actually got suggested to her that she could start again and yes, i know, once you’ve achieved that dream to have it taken away and then be forced to start again is very hard, but you’re willing to sacrifice your happiness and be trapped with a man whose stolen money from you, who you’ve kicked out four times (i think) and taken back that many just for a coffee shop. To say she had tunnel vision is an understatement. 
While the men in the book fight to keep Gen safe she resists because apparently risking her life is worth it for her coffee shop. Quiet frankly if i was any of those men i’d just say ‘your own your own love, you want your ex so badly, have him.’ After all of this, shootings, kidnappings, threats our amazing heroine Gen would rather have her ex-boyfriend and keep her coffee shop then be free of him because her dream is that important. And Dominic never leaves her to it, no he fights (i’m sure if i finish it) to the bitter end to batter it into her head that he’s the better option. 
Another pet peeve of mine (not just for this author and her story but many) is this idea that when all good looking men see the heroine they’re so blown away by her spunky personality and Aphrodite looks that they all want her. I’m sorry but even i can’t suspend reality that far even so far as that the heroine is so oblivious to her charms she can’t understand why all these men want her. Puhlees. 
This author has had a lot of good reviews and there are Kristen Ashley elements so if you’re a fan of her work to give it a go. I’d believe in being fair and every author has at least one bad book so maybe this is the book i was never going to like. I might give her another try but not in the near future.
May 17, 2013

Sweet Seduction Sacrifice By Nicola Claire.

I was so excited about reading this book, it got recommended to me as being similar in writing style and characterization as Kristen Ashley’s works and i’m a major fan of hers’, so i thought ‘what could go wrong?’ A lot apparently.  So much so that i couldn’t even finish the book.

***Plot: Genevieve Cain is in a dilemma, her loser of an ex-boyfriend is threatening her dream, the dream she has worked so hard to come to life, her own cafe shop, and is now in the process of trying to take it from her. Forced to go to a lawyer she runs into Dominic Anscombe and immediately captures his interest, and when Dominic wants something he gets it. However possessing Genevieve completely isn’t going to be easy but Dominic is determined to do it, no matter what it takes.***

I was actually really disappointed that i couldn’t finish this book because Dominic captured by attention straight away, however, he just wasn’t enough to overcompensate for the ‘too stupid to live’ heroine. First of all we get it, her cafe is her dream and she’d do anything for it but there’s no need to go one about this every couple of pages. Secondly, she loved this cafe so much she was willing to get back together with her ex-boyfriend who’d had a her drugged and kidnapped, all because her cafe was that important to her. Seriously? It actually got suggested to her that she could start again and yes, i know, once you’ve achieved that dream to have it taken away and then be forced to start again is very hard, but you’re willing to sacrifice your happiness and be trapped with a man whose stolen money from you, who you’ve kicked out four times (i think) and taken back that many just for a coffee shop. To say she had tunnel vision is an understatement.

While the men in the book fight to keep Gen safe she resists because apparently risking her life is worth it for her coffee shop. Quiet frankly if i was any of those men i’d just say ‘your own your own love, you want your ex so badly, have him.’ After all of this, shootings, kidnappings, threats our amazing heroine Gen would rather have her ex-boyfriend and keep her coffee shop then be free of him because her dream is that important. And Dominic never leaves her to it, no he fights (i’m sure if i finish it) to the bitter end to batter it into her head that he’s the better option.

Another pet peeve of mine (not just for this author and her story but many) is this idea that when all good looking men see the heroine they’re so blown away by her spunky personality and Aphrodite looks that they all want her. I’m sorry but even i can’t suspend reality that far even so far as that the heroine is so oblivious to her charms she can’t understand why all these men want her. Puhlees.

This author has had a lot of good reviews and there are Kristen Ashley elements so if you’re a fan of her work to give it a go. I’d believe in being fair and every author has at least one bad book so maybe this is the book i was never going to like. I might give her another try but not in the near future.

WEEKLY SUGGESTIONS- 12/05/2013
I haven’t done one of these in a while, SORRY! Things have been really hectic here at university but i’ve finally handed in my dissertation (yay!) so now i can make more consistent posts. Luckily i have quiet a few recommendations for you.
1) Breath Into Me By Amanda StoneKelsey Rien is ready for a fresh start, forgetting the troubles of her past she’s looking forward. That changes when she meets Kane Riley. Kane has a reputation a mile long but Kelsey sees more in him then everyone else and eventually she realizes sometimes you have to embrace your past. 
2) When It’s Least Expected. By Heather Van Fleet.I think this might be my next read, as a warning this is a long book. Harely’s trying desperately to move on after a tragedy and lingering guilt but amidst this in walks Mason Daniel a cocky, egotistical surfer boy from California who has his own problems. 
3) Playing Patience By Tabitha Vargo. 
Zeke comes from a hard life and it’s made him a hard person but then he meets Patience and she makes everything right in his dark world. However Zeke isn’t the only one whose broken and this time he needs to be there for her.
May 13, 2013

WEEKLY SUGGESTIONS- 12/05/2013

I haven’t done one of these in a while, SORRY! Things have been really hectic here at university but i’ve finally handed in my dissertation (yay!) so now i can make more consistent posts. Luckily i have quiet a few recommendations for you.

1) Breath Into Me By Amanda Stone

Kelsey Rien is ready for a fresh start, forgetting the troubles of her past she’s looking forward. That changes when she meets Kane Riley. Kane has a reputation a mile long but Kelsey sees more in him then everyone else and eventually she realizes sometimes you have to embrace your past.

2) When It’s Least Expected. By Heather Van Fleet.

I think this might be my next read, as a warning this is a long book. Harely’s trying desperately to move on after a tragedy and lingering guilt but amidst this in walks Mason Daniel a cocky, egotistical surfer boy from California who has his own problems.

3) Playing Patience By Tabitha Vargo.

Zeke comes from a hard life and it’s made him a hard person but then he meets Patience and she makes everything right in his dark world. However Zeke isn’t the only one whose broken and this time he needs to be there for her.

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!
May 5, 2013 / 1 note

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
Apr 30, 2013

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

*WEEKLY SUGGESTIONS* - 21/04/2013
Alright i know this has been a while in coming, the last couple of weeks i’ve been crap with this but i have dissertations due in a couple of weeks (Eleven thousand words!!) Anyway here are the weekly suggestions.
1) Connected By Kim Karr. 
I’ve heard a lot of good thing about this book but MAJOR WARNING (!!!) it’s another book that ends on a cliffhanger and i really hate those. *It follows Delilah, a person torn by grief and guilt. When she reconnects with River, lead singer of his band she starts to slowly heal. However the guilt for what she’s done never truly leaves her…*
2) Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright. 
For those who follow this blog you’ll know i love this author. Her latest book, the second in the phoenix pack series is out now and i can’t wait to read it. *Jamie Farrow has always had a thing for the elusive Dante but now it’s time to face reality: he just isn’t interest. However Dante is more than interested and when Jamie suddenly goes cold on him he won’t let her go. *
3) Falling into you By Jasinda Wilder. 
At first when i saw the blurb for this book i dismissed it immediately, however the reviews for it have been really good and I’m thinking of giving it a go. * Nell had always been in love with Kyle, he was her first love, her true love. But in a horrible twist of fate, Kyle is taken away from her. Then she meets Kyle’s older brother, Colton and he realizes he need to help Nell move on from her brother but what develops between them is unexpected.*
Apr 21, 2013 / 1 note

*WEEKLY SUGGESTIONS* - 21/04/2013

Alright i know this has been a while in coming, the last couple of weeks i’ve been crap with this but i have dissertations due in a couple of weeks (Eleven thousand words!!) Anyway here are the weekly suggestions.

1) Connected By Kim Karr.

I’ve heard a lot of good thing about this book but MAJOR WARNING (!!!) it’s another book that ends on a cliffhanger and i really hate those. *It follows Delilah, a person torn by grief and guilt. When she reconnects with River, lead singer of his band she starts to slowly heal. However the guilt for what she’s done never truly leaves her…*


2) Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright.

For those who follow this blog you’ll know i love this author. Her latest book, the second in the phoenix pack series is out now and i can’t wait to read it. *Jamie Farrow has always had a thing for the elusive Dante but now it’s time to face reality: he just isn’t interest. However Dante is more than interested and when Jamie suddenly goes cold on him he won’t let her go. *


3) Falling into you By Jasinda Wilder.

At first when i saw the blurb for this book i dismissed it immediately, however the reviews for it have been really good and I’m thinking of giving it a go. * Nell had always been in love with Kyle, he was her first love, her true love. But in a horrible twist of fate, Kyle is taken away from her. Then she meets Kyle’s older brother, Colton and he realizes he need to help Nell move on from her brother but what develops between them is unexpected.*

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.
***Plot: Tabitha Allen had a huge crush on Parker “Shy” Cage. However the path Shy thinks Tabby is going down isn’t a good one, so he decides to intervene…with disastrous consequences. Broken hearted, Tabby retreats away from Shy however when tragedy strikes and Tabby needs help it’s Shy she turns to. Now that she’s let him back in though he’s never going to let her push him out again.***

I think if you’ve never read Ashley’s books before then you’ll probably really enjoy this. However as said earlier i’ve read a lot of her work and this book just fell flat. All her female characters are the same, they make look different and have different back rounds but they talk exactly the same, have the same mannerisms and all say the same thing. There is this constant thing Ashley does where the heroine whispers a one worded answer and the hero repeats it back in a whisper. Every time. Since all her heroines sound the same (to me at least) reading about them gets boring pretty quickly because i know what they’re going to say or do. Also, they all choose to do things, or act, very stupidly (like in this book trying to track down a murdered) because they have good intentions. No one would do this.The hero’s aren’t so bad but again they’re pretty much carbon copies, i also know what they’re going to say and do. Shy is probably Ashley’s least alpha male character but he had traits exactly like her other hero’s.
My biggest problem though *SPOILER*  is the way they treated Rosalie. She’s dating Shy, really likes him, Tabby knows she’s with him, but still kisses Shy, sleeps with him without asking what the situation is. This is apparently alright because Shy would rather be with Tabby anyway. This leaves Rosalie broken hearted and Shy is the only one who feels remorse. Not okay. * END SPOILER*

If you’ve never read Ashley before maybe start on another of her books, as for me i think i need a break from her work.
Apr 17, 2013 / 1 note

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.

***Plot: Tabitha Allen had a huge crush on Parker “Shy” Cage. However the path Shy thinks Tabby is going down isn’t a good one, so he decides to intervene…with disastrous consequences. Broken hearted, Tabby retreats away from Shy however when tragedy strikes and Tabby needs help it’s Shy she turns to. Now that she’s let him back in though he’s never going to let her push him out again.***
I think if you’ve never read Ashley’s books before then you’ll probably really enjoy this. However as said earlier i’ve read a lot of her work and this book just fell flat. All her female characters are the same, they make look different and have different back rounds but they talk exactly the same, have the same mannerisms and all say the same thing. There is this constant thing Ashley does where the heroine whispers a one worded answer and the hero repeats it back in a whisper. Every time. Since all her heroines sound the same (to me at least) reading about them gets boring pretty quickly because i know what they’re going to say or do. Also, they all choose to do things, or act, very stupidly (like in this book trying to track down a murdered) because they have good intentions. No one would do this.
The hero’s aren’t so bad but again they’re pretty much carbon copies, i also know what they’re going to say and do. Shy is probably Ashley’s least alpha male character but he had traits exactly like her other hero’s.
My biggest problem though *SPOILER* is the way they treated Rosalie. She’s dating Shy, really likes him, Tabby knows she’s with him, but still kisses Shy, sleeps with him without asking what the situation is. This is apparently alright because Shy would rather be with Tabby anyway. This leaves Rosalie broken hearted and Shy is the only one who feels remorse. Not okay. * END SPOILER*
If you’ve never read Ashley before maybe start on another of her books, as for me i think i need a break from her work.
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.
Apr 14, 2013 / 1 note

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.