Feb 28, 2014

T5W (Top 5 Wednesday) News (Even though today is Friday)!!!!

Great news! The T5W (Top 5 Wednesday) BookTuber's are now on Goodreads and it is opened for all BookTubers and Bloggers.

I recently joined, however I haven't decided if I plan on filming my T5W or just make a blog post for it.

If you don't know what T5W is, it was created by Lainey and you can find her BookTube Channel here. Every Wednesday, you post a blog or video of your top 5 of whatever the topic is for that week. There have been Top 5 Male Protagonists, Top 5 Unread Authors, Top 5 Villains and most recent, Top 5 Book I want as Movies.

I just think this would be fun to do and there are so many others who participate and I personally think it's fun to watch others videos or blogs. You learn about new books, new authors and many more.

You can join yourself if you would like to participate in this fun group.

Find more info here on Goodreads.

You can find the list of fellow T5W members here.

Please leave a comment to let me know if you would prefer a Video or Blog Post from me for T5W and also if you participate.

Feb 26, 2014

While it Lasts (Sea Breeze #3) by Abbi Glines│Review



Maybe driving home after a few (or more) shots of tequila had been a bad idea, but hell, he did it all the time. The cops had to have been freaking bored to have pulled him over. He wasn't even swerving! That's Cage York's story and he's sticking to it.

Unfortunately, his baseball coach isn't buying it. Cage has a free ride to the local junior college for baseball -- or he did, until he'd gotten a DUI. Now, Cage has to decide: does he drop out and give up on his dream of getting noticed by a college in the SEC, and possibly making it into the Major Leagues -- or does he give in to his coach's demands and spend his summer baling hay?

Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step when she was eight years old. Not once over the years had she lost sight of her goals. Josh Beasley, her next door neighbor, had been the center of those goals. He'd been her first boyfriend at seven, her first kiss at ten, her first date at fifteen, and her first tragedy at eighteen. The moment she'd received the phone call from Josh's mother saying he'd been killed along with four other soldiers just north of Baghdad, Eva's carefully planned life imploded in the worst way possible.

Cage's isn't really happy with his closet-sized bedroom in the back of a foul smelling barn, or his daily interactions with cows, but he knows that if he doesn't make his coach happy then he can kiss his scholarship goodbye. Only a sick and twisted man would decide his punishment was to be working on a farm all summer. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows.

Oh -- and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he's ever seen. But she doesn't count, because as hard as he's tried to charm her out of her panties - he's pretty sure she'd rather see him hung from the rafters than let him get a taste of her pretty little lips.

♥My Review♥

One of the things that drawls me to Abbi Glines writing, is that she has this way of creating characters that you, as a reader, can relate to and the life situations that they have to deal with. Abbi has this talent of grabbing you and taking you along on the journeys that the characters are on. You feel their happiness, sadness, accomplishments, success, let downs, failures and most of all, you get a sense of who her characters are and why they are the way they are.

Going through some of the reviews for Abbi's books, I found several who said that Abbi writes all of her books the same way. The young virgin who falls for a bad boy and how she gives in and gives the boy her innocence. Perhaps that is true, but I have to say that I love those types of stories because they are raw, emotional and most of all, REAL! I relate to them in a way that I can't with any other type of books. Perhaps that's why Abbi is my favorite Author.

 Enough about Abbi and her creative talent because I can go on and on about her, as you may already know.

I started While it Lasts with some hesitation about if I could fall for Cage York. I wasn't the biggest fan of his in Because of Low, so I tried to keep my hopes on average, just in case this was the book that I would be let down in.

Only Abbi can write a character that you can fall for, forgive them for their faults and have hope for their success. After reading about a quarter way through, I was behind Cage and rooting him on in his quest to get Eva.

I understood Eva and her self preservation and the way she held back to protect her self from falling for the bad boy, if that's what you would call it. Eva had had gone through so much at such a young age that most people go through a lifetime and never experience.

I gave this book ♥♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥ on Goodreads. I would recommend this to readers who love New Adult, Romance and Contemporary.

Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines.
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Feb 9, 2014

Are you ready for Take A Chance by Abbi Glines????

You all know that Rosemary Beach is my favorite book series and that Abbi Glines is hands down, my FAVORITE author!! That is if  you follow me on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook or this blog!! 
I can hardly stand the wait of the release of Take a Chance!! I seriously have a countdown on my iPhone set for this book!

If you haven't read the Rosemary Beach Series, I HIGHLY recommend you start!


When Harlow Manning's rocker father goes on tour, he send her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan. The problem: Nan despises her. Harlow has to keep her head down if she wants to get through the next nine months, which seems easy enough. Until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan's room in nothing but his boxer briefs.

Grant made a huge mistake getting involved with a girl with venom in her veins. He'd known about Nan's reputation, but still he couldn't resist her. Nothing makes him regret the fling more than meeting Harlow, who sends his pulse racing. Yet Harlow wants nothing to do with a guy who could fall for her wicked half-sister, even if there are no strings between Grant and Nan. Grant is desperate to redeem himself in Harlow's eyes, but did he ruin his chances before he even met her?

Released on February 25, 2014

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One More Chance #7
Release date set for July 1, 2014

The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass│Book Review



Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn't sure where her heart lies. When she's with Maxon, she's swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can't dream of begin with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over-and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she's made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she's struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

 ♥My Review♥

Once again, the continuation of The Selection left me wanting more. Kiera Cass is a phenomenal writer and I can't wait to read more of her work.

First, if you have not read The Selection, I strongly recommend you stop reading this review. There are Selection SPOILERS! Go read The Selection, then come back for the review. Go....NOW!!!

No we are down to six girls, the Elite. Maxon and America are more then friends and Aspen is in the wings, hoping that America has still chosen him.

I love ow the characters grown in this book. Even those I don't care for (Aspen and Celeste), I understand their purpose and they do their job well!

Lets get down to business! Many secrets are revealed in this book. Can America do anything else to ruin her image inf front of the King and Queen? Attacks from the Northern and Southern rebels are more frequent.

There is more action, drama, mystery and romance in The Elite.

If I could choose Prince Maxon, I would! I have completely fallen for our Prince. No, I don't agree with all his choices but his heart is pure. He has endured much from the King.

Even though America irritates me with her secret meetings with Aspen, I am still rooting for her.

I enjoyed the Halloween Celebration, minus the Marlee incident. My heart broke into a million pieces when I read that part!

I can't wait for The One, released on May 6, 2014.

I highly recommend The Elite.

I gave it ♥♥♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥ on Goodreads.

Feb 5, 2014

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin│ Book Review



A shrewd, laugh-out-loud parody of E.L. James' bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey series.

Young, arrogant, tycoon Earl Grey seduces the naive coed Anna Steal with his overpowering good looks and staggering amounts of money, but will she be able to get past his fifty shames, including shopping at Walmart on Saturdays, bondage with handcuffs, and his love of BDSM (Bards, Dragons, Sorcery and Magick)? Or will his dark secrets and constant smirking drive her over the edge.

♥My Review♥

As far as parodies go, this was enjoyable! It was fast paced and entertaining read. IT referenced Twilight often, which makes sense since Fifty Shades of Grey was originally fan fiction.

I don't think that someone who hasn't read the Fifty Shades would understand most of the references that it uses. IE...Earl buys Walmart where Anna works, Ear works as  a bartender part time, as well as any references about his sexuality.

The writing was okay, nothing spectacular but I didn't go into this book expecting it to be, considering i was a parody. I think the writer wrote the book well. All in all, I liked this book.

I gave it ♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥ on Goodreads.