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Read Me Fridays: The Third Twin by C. J Omololu

Published February 27, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

The Third Twin

Title- The Third Twin

Author- C. J Omololu

Publisher– Random House Children’s

Release Date- February 23, 2015

Amazon-   http://goo.gl/7XoKko

The Third Twin is a fast paced suspenseful young adult thriller, about two twins who have made up a third twin named Alice. When Lexi and Ava were little, they would blame their made up twin Alice when things would go wrong. Now that they are older they pretend to be Alice when they want to date boys who aren’t relationship types. Everything seems to be going fine until they guys that “Alice” have dated start turning up dead, and Alice is the number one suspect. That’s not the only thing that is going wrong, Lexi feels like she is being followed but the only proof she finds, no one believes. Now she must clear her and her sister’s name and find the true murder.

I really enjoyed reading this book since I wanted to know who the killer was from the very first time I found out someone was murdered. There were times where I suspected some characters and times that I thought maybe there might just be a third twin they Lexi and Ava don’t know about, but I was kept guessing until the very end.

Since this story was told from Lexi’s point of view I felt more of a connection with her then with Ava. Sometimes I forgot she even existed. If there is one thing I wish there was more of, it would be the connections to the characters. The only one I could really connect with was Lexi. I do think that there was so much going on in this book that it could have been more than one book. Even though I would have been so annoyed with a cliff hanger, I know I would have bought the next books!

This was a very age appropriate book, there was nothing in it that would say young teens shouldn’t read and I think some older teens might enjoy the plot. I never read any of C. J Omololu’s other books, but I now look forward to reading them and any future books.

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Book Review: Sleeping with Her Enemy by Jenny Holiday

Published February 26, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Sleeping with Her Enemy (49th Floor #2)

Title- Sleeping with her Enemy

Author- Jenny Holiday

Publisher- Entangled Publishing

Release Date- February 23, 2015

Amazon-   http://goo.gl/DJbikd

BOOK SUMMERY:

He’ll complicate all her plans…

Amy Morrison is supposed to be at her wedding. But when her husband-to-be jilts her at the altar, a distraught Amy runs to the only place she feels safe—her office. Besides, everyone who works on her floor is at her wedding…except him. Dax Harris. Playboy, executive, and Amy’s official office enemy.

While he and Amy don’t see eye-to-eye on the best of days, Dax can’t help but feel badly when he sees Amy mid-meltdown. Next thing he knows, he’s gotten her good and drunk, and they’re making out like two  teenagers. And since neither of them want anything serious, why shouldn’t they be frenemies-with-benefits? Because there is no possible way they could ever fall for each other…

MY THOUGHTS:

I liked this book so much!!! It took me no time to read and I just could not put the darn thing down! There was such great chemistry between Dex and Amy, I felt it from the first scene with them together. Their banter just added to the chemistry they had together, in a way I think the reason hated each other all this time was because they were attracted to each other and knew they couldn’t have each other.

Both characters were very strong and still were able to have growth by the end of the story. I also liked how Dax’s family treated Amy! They were characters all on their own!

I would defiantly recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading enemy to lovers story, you will not be disappointed!

Wonderland Wednesdays: Locked in Stone by Tory Michaels

Published February 25, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Locked in Stone (Hearts of Stone #1)

Title- Locked in Stone

Author- Tory Michaels

Publisher– Entangled Publishing

Release Date- February 23, 2015

Amazon-  http://goo.gl/EdoQGL

BOOK SUMMERY:

Her enemy is her only hope…

Rose Johnson’s adoptive mother was murdered, and Rose is next. She may be the last gargoyle in the world—the last being who stands between this world and the evils of Otherworld. In order to keep her existence a continued secret, Rose needs to find the stone that holds her adoptive mother’s soul. Which means enlisting the help of her enemies the Sentinels…

Sentinel Cal Levesque never forgave himself for failing Rose’s family years ago. Seeing Rose alive is shock enough, until the stunningly beautiful gargoyle attacks him upon sight. As they strike an uneasy peace—and unexpected and escalating attraction—Cal knows he’ll have to tell Rose who really betrayed her family. And with Rose’s life in greater danger than ever, Cal has a chance to make up for the past…as long he doesn’t fall in love.

 MY THOUGHTS:

Now that I have been reading more and more paranormal this is the first time that I have read a book about gargoyles, Locked in Stone defiantly gave me a new outlook on gargoyles. Also, if you are a paranormal fan, there are the same magical being in this book as well, there’s a little bit of everything and I like that.

This was a very interesting concept that had me engaged from the very beginning. Once I started reading I didn’t want to put it down, and the fact that it was about 200 pages made it easy to do that. It was the perfect read for my snow day!

I also like that this book didn’t dwell on the romance side of the book. It was a back drop to the bigger story. Yes, there was a hero and a heroine and they had a huge attraction to each other, but there was this huge story alongside it. There were three scenes with A LOT of action in it, that’s always entertaining.

I really hope there’s more to Rose and Cal’s story; I think there’s so much more that can happen. Also, fingers crossed it’s in their POVs like this book was.

Book Review: Broken Honor by Tonya Burrows

Published February 24, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Broken Honor

Title- Broken Honor

Author- Tonya Burrows

Publisher- Entangled Publishing

Amazon-   http://goo.gl/0RoqoP

BOOK SUMMERY:

Ice-cold and unbreakable, Travis Quinn is the HORNET team’s hard-ass. No weaknesses. Except, of course, for the accident that not only destroyed his career as a Navy SEAL, but left terrifying blanks in his memory. But Travis remembers everything about Mara Escareno–the curve of her lips, the feel of her body…and how he walked out on her suddenly six weeks ago.

Mara could never resist the dangerously sexy Travis, which is probably how she ended up pregnant and disowned by her family. But before Travis can fully process the news, Mara is kidnapped by his enemies and plunged into the violent, merciless world of human trafficking. They want Travis–and the information locked within his damaged memory–no matter the cost. And now Travis’s enemies have discovered his only weakness…Mara.

MY THOUGHTS:

The beginning of the story I was a little bit confused. I’m not sure if it was because I never read the first two books. I feel like there were so many references about what happened in the pother books that I did not fully get. This little problem did not stop me from enjoying the book, it just makes me want to read the first two!

Even though there were times I wanted to smack some sense into Travis’ head, I think he had a huge heart and is book boyfriend material. He was just trying to protect Mara. I loved both Mara and Travis together; I think they bought the best out of each other. Mara didn’t put up with all of Travis’ crap. She was an amazing strong person going through everything that she had to go through.

I have always enjoyed reading suspenseful novels and things was one what a can add to my favorites. There was so much action and I never knew what was coming next. I was definitely surprised about who was behind the kidnapping; I did not see that coming.

I cannot wait to go and find copies of the first two books and read the next one when it comes out.

AUTHOR BIO:

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Tonya Burrows wrote her first romance in 8th grade and hasn’t put down her pen since. Originally from a small town in Western New York, she’s currently soaking up the sun as a Florida girl. She suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends up moving someplace new every few years. Luckily, her two dogs and ginormous cat are excellent travel buddies.

When she’s not writing about hunky military heroes, Tonya can usually be found at a bookstore or the dog park. She also enjoys painting, watching movies, and her daily barre workouts. A geek at heart, she pledges her TV fandom to Supernatural and Dr. Who.

Sizzling Saturdays: Know When to Hold Him by Lindsey Emory

Published February 21, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Know When to Hold Him (Entangled Select Contemporary)

Title- Know When to Hold Him

Author- Lindsey Emory

Publisher- Entangled Publishing: Select Contemporary

Release Date- February 23, 2015

Amazon-  http://goo.gl/14NrTA

BOOK SUMMERY:

Spencer Hightower’s job is cleaning up other people’s messes. And she is damn good at it. Unfortunately, being a supremely organized workaholic, she doesn’t always easily meet guys—until Liam Connelly shows up, all high-powered and really, really sexy. Sure, he makes Spencer’s pulse thump…but he’s also the biggest pain in her professional life. Liam can’t believe his lousy luck when he learns that Spencer is his opposition in a high-profile scandal. She’s the best at what she does and the worst possible opponent. Of course, a little professional animosity can’t hurt a guy’s chances for a date, can it? Even as Spencer tries to keep her distance, their attraction grows stronger…and hotter. But once they cross all kinds of professional—and personal—boundaries, the situation snowballs into a disaster that even the great Spencer Hightower can’t fix…

MY THOUGHTS:

This year I have lucky enough to read so many 4/5 star book and Know When to Hold Him was no different. This was the first book that I have read by Lindsey Emory and I will be looking for more books by her in the future. The two things about this book that I want to talk about are the characters and the plot.

Both Liam and Spencer were strong characters, they knew what they wanted and would fight to get it, never backing down. I like how they challenged each other and in the end opening themselves up and let another person into their hearts. There was such competition between the two of them and they tried so hard not to start a relationship and when they did they tried not to let business get in the way of their personal relationship.

A lot of times I get tired when a book has a story like that revolve around sex scenes; instead I like a story that has a plot with a couple sex scenes inside. I feel as though a plot makes a story and that’s what this book has, a plot. Don’t get me wrong there are times where that the exact book I am looking for, but not always. I also was completely shocked at something that had happened; I was expecting the book to go another way. It’s always wonderful to read a story and not know exactly what is going to happen next.

Read Me Fridays: Waiting for April by Jamie Loren

Published February 20, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Waiting for April

Title- Waiting for April

Author- Jamie Loren

Publisher- Momentum

Amazon-   http://goo.gl/37s1qC

BOOK SUMMERY:

April Fletcher has died nineteen times… but she doesn’t know it.

As far as April is concerned, she’s just a normal seventeen-year-old, looking forward to spending spring break with her friends and going to college in the fall. April doesn’t know she has never lived past her eighteenth birthday, nor does she realize that Scott Parker, her best friend, is actually her childhood sweetheart and fiancé from her very first life.
For nineteen-year-old Scott Parker, spending quality time with his soul mate has proved difficult ever since her tragic death in 1729. Since then he has lost her an additional eighteen times—each of her deaths more devastating than the last, and each of her births wiping the slate of her memory clean. Unable to save her but unwilling to give up, Scott has to hide the fact he’s immortal—and will be until April confesses her love again.
But this time, things have changed. April has denied her feelings for him, is dating someone else, and with her eighteenth birthday fast approaching, their friendship is falling to pieces. Fearing their souls are irrevocably drifting apart, Scott must race against the clock to win her heart and save her life.
Or risk losing her forever.

MY THOUGHTS:

This is the first book that I have read that involved reincarnation and it had me very interested in from the very first page. I like that there was a bit of a mystery within the story; why is Scott immortal and why does April keep dying but to return with the same name each time. I think that Jamie Loren did a great job with keeping it all a secret until the very end. I was not excepting the story to end the way it did.

The love that Scott had for April was amazing! I only care what was best for her. When he thought it would help, he would stay away. He had so much devotion and patience. April was of course drawn to him and since she doesn’t remember him from her past lives, she’s not sure why. I like that this story was told in a duel POV. I was able to understand what was going on in both of their heads and how each of them felt for each other.

When I first started looking at this book, I thought it was young adult book. I think it can still be classified as that after reading it, but just mature audience maybe 17 and up. Maybe borderline New Adult.

Book Review: Fading Out by Trisha Wolfe

Published February 19, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Fading Out (Living Heartwood, #3)

Title- Fading Out

Author- Trisha Wolfe

Release Date- February 18, 2015

Amazon-   http://goo.gl/iz2QAQ

BOOK SUMMERY:

Love means fading out so another shines brighter.

Right clothes. Right school. Right fiancé. As a Wyndemere, Arian’s expected to abide by the rules. The most important: be perfect. But Arian’s seemingly flawless life is far from it. An embarrassing expulsion from her parents’ alma mater spirals an already unhealthy obsession out of control, exposing a dark truth.

Faced with having to attend a small private college after a stint in rehab, Arian’s just ready to coast under the radar and repair some of the wreckage, but her father’s looming control is like a vise choking off her air supply.

When a run-in with Braxton’s beloved star quarterback, Ryder Nash, puts Arian squarely in the crosshairs of his devoted teammates, the last of her controlled, orderly world unhinges. As the pranks and paybacks escalate, Arian and Ryder’s rivalry takes a passionate turn. And once Arian glimpses beneath the all-star-athlete exterior Ryder projects, she realizes he’s far more than just a jock.

As their relationship intensifies, outside forces feel the threat. Outrunning their pasts doesn’t mean history won’t repeat itself, but Ryder can’t let that happen. He’s just one Championship game away from breaking the mold. Only one moment, one choice, might change everything.

Told from both Arian’s and Ryder’s POV. New Adult Contemporary Romance intended for readers 17 years of age and older.

 MY THOUGHTS:

“And its the imperfections that make you, you. Don’t kill off your heartwood- the imperfect, flawed,dark part of you…. because even a tree need its heart to live, Ari. Without it, it would just be a hollow shell.” She twists her lips into a smile. ” Besides, without the bad, you cant enjoy the good. It’s all about balance.”

Fading Out is the third book in the Heartwood Series and again it did not disappoint!!! So far, I have read three of Trisha Wolfe’s books and I can’t get enough of them. She is able to tell such emotional heart wrenching stories that I can’t get enough of!

I think Trisha made Ari a character that most people can relate to, even if they do not have an eating disorder. Ari wanted to please her father and through that she developed an anxiety, it also seemed as though she was a bit depressed. Ryder was able to get her to forget about her problems, at least for a little bit, and while she was with him, she was happy.

Ryder also had his own problems and was dealing with his own problem; his past with Alyssa and if he was truly happy playing football, but just as Ryder brought the best out in Ari, she did the same in him. I like that both characters went through such growth figuring out what made them happy.

I like that this book had duel POV, I always love to see what is going through the minds of both main characters.

Again, Trisha was able to insert characters from the previous two books and place them into this on perfectly! It didn’t seem forces but seems to fit together like a puzzle and the epilogue was just perfect!!

I cannot wait to see what Ms. Wolfe has in store for the fourth book in the series.