Nov 24, 2013

1 Week until my Facebook 100 Like Giveaway

This is your last chance to enter at a chance of winning a book of your choice up to $20 value from Amazon or Book Depository!! US only!!
I appreciate all of you who have entered and given me your support! It would be amazing to reach that 100 Like mark! 
If it doesn't happen, it's all good! You will still have a chance to win!
Go over to www.facebook.com/booktalkwithjess and give my page a like. For an extra entry, leave a comment in the page with what book you would like to win!!
Giveaway ends on 12/01/13 at 9:00. pm MST.

Nov 20, 2013

Knock Love Out by Pella Grace│ Review

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♥Synopsis♥

LILLA KING: 30-something married marketing exec
LILLA LING is a good wife. She cooks, cleans and has dinner waiting when her husband gets home. But there's something missing. Something Lilla desperately craves, needs. And the one man who's supposed to provide it is completely and utterly clueless. But Lilla knows it's just a matter of time before things change. Before she finds what she desires. The one thing standing in her way? Her marriage.

A trip to the grocery store leaves Lilla unable to keep her fantasies at bay. One look at the beautiful man working in the produce section has her sneaking out of the house and lying to her husband. One smile from him has her buying push-up bras and dancing stupidly in the aisles. One kiss makes her question what true love is One night with CASH VALENTINE reveals she isn't the only one hiding secret desires.

What if love you've always wanted, dreamed possible, and craved was right there for the taking? What if you could have everything you've always wanted, if only you didn't belong to another?

CASH VALENTINE: 24-year-old artist and grocery store clerk
"I want to knock her love out. I want to pull it from her chest while it's beating fervently and be slapped for doing so. To play. To rumble. Truth and lies. Ugly sin and the pretties fucking thing I have ever seen."--Cash

24-year-old CASH VALENTINE has always followed his heart. A free spirit and an artist, Cash passes the time working in his father's grocery store. When not goofing off with his friends at work, he's getting grief from his dad for being irresponsible. But Cash knows it's only a matter of time before something changes. And then one day, Cash's world shifts, and he can't get the woman he met in the check-out lane out of his head. What started as flirtatious conversation with a muse, tuns quickly into stolen moments with the love of his life.

But what happens when the love of your life belongs to another man? And what if that man owns everything your family has worked for?

What would you risk for true love?

KNOCK OUT LOVE is a new adult crossover that will leave you wanting more. Told from both Lilla and Cash's points of view, readers will learn first-hand what it's like coming of age, falling madly in love and doing so with another man's wife, while watching the heartbreaking erosion of Lilla's marriage as she runs into the arms of another.


♥My Review♥

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Lilla King is a thirty-something year old who is in a loveless marriage. As much as she has tried to salvage what is left, she is emotional abused by her husband.

Lilla decides she is going to have an affair...she goes to a town about 40 miles or so away so she can find someone and not get caught.

Cash (Warren) Valentine is a twenty-four year old who works in his families grocery store and is a talented artist. Cash is suave with women and he knows how to give them what they want.

This is a story where Lilla and Cash meet...leading to one hot affair!

I didn't love this book but I didn't hate it! I in no way, support adultery no matter the circumstances. Everyone has a choice and I think what Lilla did was wrong, but ended up making the right choice. 

I loved Cash's neighbors...the friendship and back and forth banter made me continue to read on.

The first half of this book flowed well...it was easy to follow. The second half seemed to be dragged out, then rushed at the end.

At first, I rated this with ♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥...but ultimately decided to give it ♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥ on Good Reads because I didn't love this book, but I liked it and that seemed like a fair enough score.


Nov 18, 2013

Forever Too Far (Rosemary Beach # 4) by Abbi Glines│ Review

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♥Synopsis♥

Rush promised her forever...but promises can be broken.

Torn between his love for his family and his love for Blaire, Rush has to find a way to save one without losing the other. In the end one has to be more important. Letting go isn't easy.

Blaire believed in her fairytale...but no one can live in a fantasy.

Her love for Rush and desire to have a family keep her believing that they can find a way for this to work. Until she has to make the right decision for her and the baby. Even if it breaks her heart.

Can they find the forever that they both want or has it all just gone...too far?


♥My Review♥

This book couldn't have been written any better than it was. There are new stories as well as old ones being tied up. I think there was a lot of growth for several characters including more growth of Blaire and Rush in this book.

Rush has to deal with not only his mother, but Nan and the entire situation that had been started in Never Too Far. I am really proud that he stayed true to himself and not let others play on his emotions and manipulate him more than they have in the past!

The wedding song was a nice touch *you can purchase on iTunes* which made their wedding all the more special.  Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue...I fell in love with Rush even more. He has truly shown his true heart in this one and I'm glad that we get to see more of this side of him.

It's sad to say goodbye to Rush and Blaire, but I know we will see them again in future books in this series.

I gave this ♥♥♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥ on Good Reads and would recommend not only this book, but the entire Rosemary Beach Series.

Never Too Far (Rosemary Beach # 2) by Abbi Glines│ Review

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♥Synopsis♥

He had held a secret that destroyed her world.

Everything she had known was no longer true.

Blaire couldn't stop loving him but she knew she could never forgive him. No, she was back home and learning to live again. Moving on with life...util something happened to send her world spinning once again. What do you do when the one person you can never trust again is the one that you need to trust so desperately?

You lie, hide, avoid, and pray your sins never find you out.


♥My Review♥

What can I say that I haven't said in my review of Fallen Too Far. Abbi Glines has a way of creating amazing and intriguing characters and bringing them to life on the pages of all her amazing books.

This book is told from both Blaire and Rush's POV (point of view) and it was nice to see the different situations in the book from both their POV. There were many times where I was so mad at Rush while reading Blaire's POV, than it would switch to his and he would redeem himself.

I fell even more love with Rush Finley in Never Too Far, if that was even possible. Yes, he had issues and being in a relationship would be new...but he knew he loved Blaire and that was all that mattered. Blaire came first, everyone else be damned. He just needed to find a way to prove this to Blaire.

I felt so bad for Blaire...to have learned that the life she had was a complete lie. I felt for her and cried with her as she was trying to get back up and put her life together again. The last thing I expected was what she faced in the beginning of this book. She had a major obstacle ahead of her, and she felt like she was alone.

I loved seeing all the characters, Bethy, Jace, Jimmy, Woods and Grant in this book. I love Woods and how he was willing to help Blaire in any way that he could. I loved how protective Bethy was of Blaire and that Blaire had someone who fought for her when she felt that she couldn't.

Of course, since this book was part of Rush's, we had to deal with Nan and her outrageous behavior. I seriously wanted to slap the girl on many occasions...and Rush would make me so mad when dealing with her.

There was a lot of character development with Never Too Far and I think Rush and Blaire did most of it. They face a lot of life challenges in this story and I was pleased with the ending of the book. 

I would definitely recommend Never Too Far only if you have read Fallen Too Far. If you haven't, read that first because this book starts off with spoilers from the first book.

I gave this ♥♥♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥ on Good Reads.


Nov 11, 2013

Book Talk With Jess Giveaway Ends on...


Ends 12/01/13 at 9:00 PM MST.

First, I want to thank all those who have entered the giveaway and Liked Book Talk With Jess. You guys are amazing and I love you!

This was a Giveaway to get at least 100 likes on new page and as of today, I have 55! That is a great number and I am great full for each and every one. 

With that being said, I have decided to put an end date on this Giveaway because it has been open for so long, you all deserve a chacne at a prize of a Book up to $20 of your choice from Amazon or Book Depository. This is for US only due to high shipping International cost.

So, I am closing this Giveaway on December 1, 2013 at 9:00 P.M. MST.

If you haven't entered, its' not too late! All you have to do is like Book Talk With Jess for an entry. For an additional entry (1), leave a comment on my page letting me know what book you would like to win!!
Good Luck, EVERYONE!!!

Nov 9, 2013

Colleen Hoover's Epic Giveaway

Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite authors and I wanted to let you know about it and have the opportunity to enter and win a awesome prize in her Epic Giveaway! Good Luck!!