Bookish college sophomore Sydney Baker wants Evan Taylor with every ounce of her being. The hottest stud on campus. Evan is six foot four, ripped, stacked with muscles. He's even easy to talk to.
There's just one problem: he's her roommates Melanie's boyfriend.
But when Melanie tragically dies after a night of wild partying, Sydney and Evan turn to each other in a time of intense grief. And it doesn't take long for their close friendship to blossom into something more.
Unfortunately for Sydney, secrets from the past soon put her relationship with Evan to the test. Especially when a sexy blonde freshman makes her way into Evan's life, and tries to rip away everything Sydney holds close to her heart.
**Mature Situations and Sexual Content- Recommend for Ages 17+**
I received this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review.
The synopsis of this book sounded very intriguing and drew my attention in. I didn't LOVE this book, but I thought it was good
Sydney, who is in college is plagued with a tragic incident that happened when she was in high school htat has followed her to college. This tragic event is driven throughout the book and tends to drive Sydney's outlook on life and partying.
Sydney as a massive crush on her roommate, Melanie, boyfriend who seems to have feelings for here. There seems to be a love/hate relationship with Sydney and Melanie. It's hard to determine if they are actually friends or just friendly because they live together.
Several major events, such as Melanie tragically dying after a night of partying which leads to Sydney and Evan getting together due to their grieving process over Melanie, that leads to a new girl entering Evan's life. This girl can definitely cause some problems with Evan and Sydney. She can even end their relationship.
I liked the plot, however it seemed repetitive as well as time consuming on certain subjects. It was almost like there was too much time spent explaining or extending events and relationships that were not detrimental to the story. There was a lack of development in the plot as well as the characters.
I think this has the potential to be an amazing book, if it undergoes some revising and making the story and characters flow more natural that will help link all the events together.
In the follow-up of Colleen Hoover's #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming ad irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.
In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no felling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder's past remained a mystery.
Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of his crushing guilt he has felt for years. ut he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him...
Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder's head during all those hopeless moments- and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.
I possibly love this more than Hopeless, if that is even possible!!
Okay, so I went into this knowing that it was told in Holders POV (Point of View). I knew I would get the info that I wanted in Hopeless. What I got was so much more than I had ever hoped for!
First, I just want to say that I am in awe of Colleen Hoover and her capability to write and create such emotional characters in her books!
I have to say, that this book would not be as funny as it was heart wrenching and emotional without our beloved sidekicks, Breckin and Daniel.
This book was everything I could ask for and more. Not only did we get to live the Hopeless through Holder's eyes, we got more background and such an emotional conclusion to Sky and Holder's story.
Colleen Hoover's love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled "Mystery Bob" and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest. Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write along story she titled, "Slammed." She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT's bestsellers list in May, 2012. She had since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT's bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term "author" still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn't work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting.
This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series. but can be read as a standalone.
A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.
When their hour is up and the girl rushes of like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don't happen outside of fairytales.
One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretend to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two lovers of his life end up being one in the same.
Unfortunately for Daniel, Finding Cinderella doesn't guarantee their happily ever after...it only further threatens it.
Being a HUGE fan of Colleen Hoover and her Hopeless series, I only had one reservation when it came to this novella, and that's the fact that it was just that, a novella. How can this novella sum up Daniel and Six's story? How can a reader be satisfied with only 105 pages?
Colleen Hoover has a way of writing these beautiful stories and capturing all the characters emotions in her writing. I promise you, when you read one of Colleen Hoover's books, you will feel every emotion that her characters feel. It's truly inspiring to know that Mrs. Hoover can not only write an emotional pact book, but deliver a story that will leave her readers satisfied.
Now, Daniel was by far my favorite character in the Hopeless series, which we see a lot of him in Losing Hope. He has this sense of humor and wit that makes me giggle like a school girl. The banter between Daniel and Holder was hysterical in Losing Hope and I am so happy it's still there in Finding Cinderella.
Now, at the end of Losing Hope I believe, we get a glimpse into Finding Cinderella when we discover that Six was most likely Cinderella from Daniel's story that he told Holder and Breckin.
In this book, we get to see the moment when Daniel met his Cinderella and the sweet moment that they shared for one hour, in the janitors closet. It was perfect...that's all I can sum it up into words.
This story will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride. You will laugh, be giddy with the cheesy lines (which you will not mind) and than you will cry...because like the Synopsis says, Finding Cinderella doesn't guarantee their happily ever after.
I gave this ♥♥♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥ on Goodreads and would definitely recommend it.
If you haven't heard of Finding Cinderella, then you haven't heard of Hopeless or Losing Hope. If you haven't heard of them, you haven't heard of Colleen Hoover and you must have been living under a rock or something.
If you know me at all, you know that Colleen Hoover is one of my top favorite authors and I have read all of her books. No, seriously! I have!
As a thank you from Hoover, she wanted to give her fans something for all the support for the past two years of her career as an author!
I personally want to say THANK YOU, Colleen Hoover! You have created and shared these wonderful characters with us and I am truly thankful for this!
On a serious note, if you haven't read Hopeless or Losing Hope, please go and do that now! Then, when you finish, come back and read Finding Cinderella.
Although Finding Cinderella can be read as a standalone, you will know more about the side characters Sky and Dean (Holder) and the background of their story. So, you will actually understand their inside jokes!
I am about half way finished with this amazing novella and plan on writing a review soon because I can tell you, it deserves to be shared with the world!
You can get Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover for FREE!! Yes, I said FREE!
So GO!! Seriously! Why are you still reading this when you can read something way more interesting than me blabbing about it!
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How far would a parent go to keep their child alive?
John and Angela Mason's lives are brought to a tormenting halt when their ten year old son is reduced to a lifeless shell. John watches his wife slip into madness as his son rises from the dead. He realizes they must escape the terrifying infection in order to survive but how can he choose between the insanity consuming his wife and the undying hunger of his son.
An appetite for death will come in one form or another and it will be left ot John to decide on the hand that feeds.
I was given an ARC of this by the author and asked for a honest review. First things first...I went into this knowing that it was about Zombies and knew that there was great potential for scaring the crud out of me. I have never been able to watch or read anything with Zombies because I can't handle the gore and horror of it. I was ready to take a leap into this book, feeling that I could get through it. It was a book and I wouldn't have to see the gore that comes with the territory of zombies. I was sooo wrong! This book was very hard for me to finish. Not because of the writing or the story line, because both were excellent! The characters were strong and I couldn't find anything wrong with them or this story. The only thing that I had a problem with, was getting through it because of the horror and gore that was described in it. Everything that I would expect to be in a book of this genre, lived up to my expectations and beyond! There were moments when I wanted to scream at the characters, especially Angela because of her actions. All the emotions that her and John went through with the state of their son were honest and believable. I truly understood why they did or didn't do things that seemed logical. Nothing about this situation was logical or typical.
I look forward to reading more of Michael's books. I gave this ♥♥♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥ on Goodreads.
She is still naive and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.
But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father's guilt money, his mother's desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.
Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move i with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn't prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she'll never fit into the world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. HE is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he'll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blare knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that...
Blaire just may have fallen too far.
♥ My Review♥
19 yr old Blaire lives in Alabama and she just buried her mother, who had recently died of cancer and has now where to go. Her estranged father tells her that she can come stay with him and his new family in Rosemary Beach, Florida while she figures it out.
Once Blaire arrives at the address which her father gave her, she soon learns that the house actually belongs to her stepbrother, Rush and that her father is actually out of the country with his new wife. Blaire and Rush don't hit it off at first and she soon finds out that Rush likes her father about as much as she does.
Blaire is happy to stay in a motel, but Rush ends up letting her stay in his mother's maids room, which happens to be through the pantry and under the stairs. Blaire is thankful that she has a roof over her head and plans to get a job, so she can move out of Rush's house.
Living under the same roof, Blaire is bound to run into Rush and his many conquests in awkward situations and the tension between the two of them starts to heat up.
Not long after meeting, Blaire and Rush get under each others skin, and Rush becomes very possessive and protective of Blaire, while knowing that Blaire is off limits for a reason. One big reason, is Rush's sister Nan.
There is a secret that is being kept from Blaire and everyone else in Rosemary seems to know what this secret is.
This secret will rock Blaire's world and change it as she knows it...as well as cost any future she may had hoped for with Rush..
I really liked the plot and characters. it was an easy read and held my interest throughout the book. I was a little angry with the ending though. I didn't care with Blaire's choice. I would definitely recommend this book if you like mystery and romance. This is very fast paced and there wasn't a slow page in this book.This story was interesting to say the least
I gave this ♥♥♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥ on Goodreads.
♥Complete Rosemary Beach Series♥
Fallen Too Far #1
Never Too Far #2
Twisted Perfection #3
Forever Too Far #4
Simple Perfection #5 My favorite quotes from Fallen Too Far
♥"Blaire, even if all we do is kiss or just lay there and talk, I'm okay with that. I just wanted you up here. Close to me."
♥"I don't want you under those stairs. I hate it. But I can't move you up here. I'll never be able to stay away from you. I need you safely tucked away." -Rush
♥"Talk. We're going to talk first. I want to see you smile and laugh. I want to know what your favorite show was when you were a kid and who made you cry at school and what boy band you hung posters of on your wall. Then I want you naked in my bed again." -Rush
♥"He wasn't what sent me running. He was what had made me want to stay." -Blaire
♥"The love she left behind will be dreams are reached. She was the rock in a world that was crumbling. Her strength will remain. It's in our hearts."
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumors in her lungs... for now.
Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumors tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind
This was a really good story and written very well. I really liked it but I didn't love it! There was a lot of hype with this one and I don't feel that it lived up to it. Havel Grace Lancaster is dying of cancer and goes to her weekly Cancer Kid Support Group where she meets Augustus (Gus) Waters and they develop a kindred friendship right away. Hazel Grace had already written her life story, but everything changed when Gus came into her life. She is now more active and taking advantage of what life she has left as a teen. This is her story and how her views differ from the norm.. This book deals with life and death and the life of having cancer. I really liked John Green's writing style and believe he is a fantastic author. Even though I didn't love this story, I would be willing to read another book by John Green. I gave this ♥♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥ on Goodreads.