Monday, July 22, 2013

Leaving Farmersville Texas and heading to the coast for a week with the family.
I only downloaded 6 books, we shall see if it is sufficient.
My choices are: Beautifully by Madeleine Sheehan
Pulse by Gail McHugh
Blood like poison trilogy by M. Leighton
Lick by Kylie Scott

Now, let's see if I can pull myself away from the beach,booze and shopping to read these little tasty treats...  
 Happy Reading y'all.

Monday, July 15, 2013

For Your Consideration...

 I update my "for your consideration" list as often as I find a book that I think is worthy.  Please feel free to check back. Thanks so much
also, please leave me a suggested read and I will gladly add it along with your name.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


   You know there are times when a book comes along that just makes you experience every emotion. I have a friend who calls this "a Tourette's of emotion."  I was laughing, I was excited, I was happy, I cried, felt the heartbreak and then HAPPY again! Yes people I get wayyyy to involved in the characters lives, I know this and now lets move on shall we?
  I happened upon this book while searching for something to, fill some time between, you know "getting something good to read."  Having never been recommended this title or hearing of this author, I thought "well, its free so I'm out nothing if I hate it."  So I starting reading it at about 5pm Sunday. I WAS HOOKED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING!!! I knew it was going to be a great read for me , as I was laughing out loud and my husband was looking at me like I was a little crazy. I read this book in little more than a day... slept for 3 hours, got up and finished it....

Author Dani Lovell, takes us into a fantastic world, which we all would die to dip our toes in. An intense attraction that leads to lust, passion, falling hard, fast and the potential of heartbreak.
Is a week enough time to fall in love with someone? 



    Three besties have a night of drunken fun at the new apartment of our leading lady Beatrice "Bea" Hart. Events from this evening of drunkenness leads to a rash decision to join Tilly (one of the besties) on her holiday to LA....... and this is where the fun begins, a snippet of Tilly's conversation with her sister Gemma.
"Yes, I'm a weeny bit tipsy zzarling, but that's by the by. I wanted to ask a teeny weeny, dinky tinky favour...uh huh, well, it's Bea, She's thinking of booking the same flight as me tomorrow, she needs a fucking break."

This could very well be a conversation I would have with my besties, we tend to drunk dial...
Being a bit of a potty mouth myself, I found it so humorous how these three ladies talked and I loved it. Tilly and Clare could seriously be the best "side kicks" ever! I believe I chuckled the entire first chapter.  
   Bea is having a rough time with the take off of the airplane, clawing the headrest, cursing and freaking out. A hand, coming from behind her, holding on to hers is making the fear subside. A seemingly innocent gesture. But wait, that can only mean the beautiful, sexy man she saw boarding and seated behind her, was now in fact holding her hand. This is the beginning of our introduction to Daniel "SEXY " Berkley.
   We get our first glimpse of Daniel "Sexy' Berkley while he is boarding the flight. Bea notices his expensive shoes, suit and his 6'3" height. Doing a double take she is, caught staring at him with her chin on the floor, they exchange "hi " and "hello."  Then he jumps to be her "hero" when the take off has Bea clinging to the back of her seat for dear life... The simple act of holding her hand leads the best time of her life.
   I could go on and on about how fantastic this book is and I could give away the story but that would be such an disservice to Author Dani Lovell.  For her freshmen outing,  I am very impressed!! The writing flows no gaps that need to be filled in and I appreciate that. Not once did I feel like the characters were hard to read or follow. They were complicated just enough to make them interesting, which is VERY refreshing!  NO tortured, secretive hidden past...just characters who put it all out there. REFRESHING!
  It's been a while since a book has left me feeling satisfied, completely from beginning to end.  I often get "weighed down" with all the cliff hangers and trilogies. I know this isn't necessarily a stand alone, but we are given a "finish" to Bea and Daniel and I am so happy about that. I have stated before with some of the books I have read that feel like "all foreplay and no finish" well we certainly get the BIG FINISH with Sexy Berkley.   Simply I must just say this....
 READ IT!!!!!!!!!!

Beyond happy to give Sexy Berkley
5 clocks....


 Next up ...the story of Luke and Tilly
One more thing, being that I am an American, I had not heard the music of Paolo Nutini.  Of course when she mentions it in the book, I had to go immediately in search of the songs. They are literally the most perfect songs for this book... if you are unfamiliar with his work, I beg of you seek out his music.....  ( I am adding a link to his youtube page.)

              Sometimes books strike a cord with me, and this one hit home. Let me tell you why.
    I met my husband online, the attraction was so instant... you ask how, I simply can not tell you other than it just was. We talked for a month and then I came to visit him for a WEEK!  I knew I was in love with him the moment I laid eyes on him standing at the gates of the airport. We had an amazing week !!! As the days flew by, the sadness started creeping in so by the last day I was sick, literally sick. I cried and just wallowed in self-pity.  The day came to take me back to the airport for my flight home, it was the hardest thing I have ever done. I knew I wanted this man and I knew I had to be with him. But my job and family back home (a thousand miles away) were keeping me there. The last thing he said to me was "this will work, but I can not do long distance and I can not move, my job will provide for us. I need to be with you." I boarded that plain and cried myself home, Gut wrenching tears, that didn't stop until I was in my bed, making decisions that changed my life.
                  42 days later, I packed up and moved...13 years and going strong... I HAD TO BE WITH HIM!!!!!

Paolo Nutini... Last Request and Loving You.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

For Your Consideration...

        I often get asked "What are you reading?" or "Do you know any good books you could recommend.?" So, today instead of reviewing the latest 3 I have read (I will get to that later.) I am going to give you MY list of MUST READS... and yes, I have read them all!

All books are listed in the proper reading order. 
All the following titles are by Kristen Ashley
Rock Chick Series
Rock Chick
Rock Chick Rescue
Rock Chick Redemption
Rock Chick Renegade
Rock Chick Revenge
Rock Chick Reckoning
Rock Chick Regret
Rock Chick Revolution (8/13/13)
(these are all about a HOT guys, the women they want and protect. But most importantly, about Chicks who ROCK!)
The Colorado Mountain Series
The Gamble
Sweet Dreams
Lady Luck (my personal fave!)
Jagged (11/5/13)
Kaleidoscope (2/4/2014)
*with more to come*
 (this series just kept getting better and better. They all have 3 things in common, HOT manly men, determined women and a really great love story.

The Dream Man Series
Mystery Man
Wild Man
Law Man
Motorcycle Man (my personal fave!)
 (I really do not need to say much, the series title pretty much says it all)
The Unfinished Hero Series
Knight (my FAVORITE book of hers)
*with more to come*
(not your average hero's, which I love!)
The Chaos Series
*spin off of Mystery Man and Dream Man Series*
Own the Wind: A Chaos Novel (review below)
Fire Inside
*with more to come*
(this is becoming a very fun and interesting series...can't wait for more!)
I am about to start The Burg Series. I 'm sure I am going to love it, check back for the details.
Undeniable Series by Madeline Sheehan
Undeniable (Deuce and Eva) 
UnBeautifully(Danny and Ripper
(the following release dates are TBD)
Unattainable(Cage and Tegen also Dirty and Ellie)
UnBeloved (Dorothy, Jase and Hawk)
Undying (ZZ's story)
 This series is my Obsession...Gritty, raw, powerful.. ugh, just so freaking good!!! 
Sinners on Tour by Olivia Cunning
Backstage Pass
Rock Hard
Hot Ticket
Snared (title subject to change)
Double  Time
(HOT series!!)
(The Sinners books are listed in their proper reading order, not their order of release)
The With Me In Seattle Series by Kristen Proby
Come Away With Me
Fight With Me
Play With Me
Rock With Me
 (I really like this series and it makes me happy when we get a new one.)
by S.C Stephens
(all three are a "series" but not a named series)
Note: Give this series a try, it is intense and you will have a love/hate relationship with the leading lady... it is so worth it, I promise!
Fallen too Far Series by Abbi Glines
Fallen Too Far
Never Too Far
Forever Too Far
(its a sweet story, with a HOT leading man.)
Neighbor from Hell Series by R.L. Mathewson
Playing for Keeps
(these were fun to read!)
This Man Series by Jodi Ellen Malpas
(I am recommending this, but it does take some getting use to. The author is British and writes using  terms that I had to look up. Also, I found this series a bit "wordy" but check it out.)
This Man
Beneath This Man
This Man Confessed
Battlescars: A Rock& Roll Romance by Sophie Monroe
Surrender Your Love by J.C Reed
Surrender Your Love
Conquer Your Love
Treasure Your Love (release date TBD) 
The Kathleen Turner Series by Tiffany Snow
( I really got into this series, reading 3 in one weekend. This is a romance/mystery collection.)
No Turning Back
Turn to Me
Turning Point
Out of Turn (12/17/13)
Turn on a Dime (his side of meeting her 8/6/13)
 The Surrender Series by Melody Anne
Seduced (release Sept 2013) 
(I am really into this series, interesting plot)
I tend to get sick of series and need a good old, beginning to end story. I often find stand alones that I just fall in love with. Some authors do end up writing a companion novel and it still works. I have not felt like I was left hanging with any of these selections.
 Sexy Berkley by Dani Lovelle
(I could not put it down, funny, sexy, heartbreaking, happy... its just that good)
The Edge of Never by J. A. Redmerski
The Edge of Always (coming 1/14/2014)
(A really great read, I laughed, loved and cried.)
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire 
(I have read this book many times. Awesome read and I still cry at the same point every time I read it.)
 Fading  EK Blair
(Dark subject, wonderful friendship and overcoming horrific circumstances)
Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
(this book will make you LOL!)
Beautifully Damaged by L.A. Fiore
(intense, loved it)
Falling Stars by Sadie Grubor
(tormented rock start)
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
(FANTASTIC BOOK, intense and beautifully written!!!)
Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn
Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn
(sexy, wow!)
 Collide by Gail McHugh
Pulse (Collide 2)
 (these got me very excited!)
Delayed Penalty by Shey Stahl
(dark subject, but handled with such poise and telling it from a male prospective was brilliant!)
Damaged 2
by H.M Ward
(interesting turn of events!)
I am sure I will have many more to add to this very soon. Happy Reading!!!