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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Swoon Thursday #110 ~ Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover


The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme.

Here's how it works. From the book you're currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOONWhat got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag#YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog!


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My Swoon for this week comes from:


Ugly Love

by
Colleen Hoover


First - The Blurb:



When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.


Second - The Swoon:

He tightens his grip on my neck... and then he kills me.

Or he kisses me. I can't tell which, since I'm pretty sure they would feel the same. His lips against mine feel like everything. Like living and dying and being reborn, all at the same time.


Having recently read Maybe Someday and absolutely loving it, I couldn't wait to read another one of Colleen's books. Did Ugly Love meet my exceptions? Heck, yes!

Intense!
Deeply emotional!
Heartbreaking!
Ugly Love is a story which shows how easily ones faith in love can be shattered, but that with the right person, those pieces can be put back together again and the faith restored. 


“Ugly love becomes you. Consumes you. Makes you hate it all. Makes you realize that all the beautiful parts aren't even worth it. Without the beautiful, you'll never risk feeling the ugly. So you give it all up. You give it all up. You never want love again, no matter what kind it is, because no type of love will ever be worth living through the ugly love again.” 
... Miles


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“You're looking at me like you fell in love with me."
... Tate
"I didn't fall in love with you. I flew.” 
... Miles

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“Whoever coined the phrase, I love you to death obviously never experienced the kind of love Tate and I share. If that were the case, the phrase would be I love you to life. Because that’s exactly what Tate did. She loved me back to life.” 
... Miles


If you're a Colleen Hoover fan, then this is one you won't want to miss.

My Rating: 5 out of 5


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #3 ~ The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.


This week I’m waiting on: 


The Ruby Circle
(Bloodlines #6)

by
Richelle Mead



Expected publication: February 10th 2015 




The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here...

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.



After just finishing reading Silver Shadows, I'm really excited about the release of this one.
And guess what... it's due out on my birthday. Lucky me!



What are you waiting for?
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #110 ~ Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

Silver Shadows
(Bloodlines #5)

by
Richelle Mead 


First - The Blurb:



Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. 

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.


Second - The Tease(rs):

How can we not love Adrian? He is...

Humorous ~


“Are you in a suit?” I managed at last, my voice chocking up. “You didn’t have to dress up for me.”
“Quiet, Sage,” he said. “I’ll make the hilarious one-liners during this daring rescue.” 

Passionate ~

“I know what love is, Mom. I’ve had love that burns in every fiber of my being, that drives me to be a better person and empowers me through each moment of the day. If you’d ever had something like that, you’d hold on to it with every bit of strength you had.” 

And Highly Protective ~ 

“Dad,” I said quietly, “I’ve always made it a rule in my life not to pick fights with children, cute animals, or ignorant old men. I will, however, make an exception for you if you ever touch or insult my wife again.” 


I totally enjoyed reading Silver Shadows. Can't wait for the final in the series ~ The Ruby Circle


My Rating: 5 out of 5


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TBR Tuesday #65 ~ Let Love In (Love #1) by Melissa Collins



My good friend Sharrice from Reese's Reviews: My Addiction to Fiction came up with the idea of 'TBR Tuesday'

If you want to join in the fun, then just do the following:
From your book shelf or your e-reader, pick a book that you own that is still on your TBR list. Post it however you want to, then leave a link below so others can see what's waiting to be read.


This week for me its:


Let Love In
(Love #1)

by
Melissa Collins 




What would happen if you lost everything? If the people who were supposed to love you unconditionally were no longer there for you, how would your world change? 

Madeleine Becker lost everything when her parents died when she was ten years old. Ripped from her home and everything that she has ever loved, she is forced to start all over again. The only way for her to move on is to build walls around her heart and keep everyone at a safe distance. Her logic: she can't get hurt if she doesn't fall in love. 

That theory is blown to pieces when she meets Reid Connely during her freshman year at college. He is gorgeous and darkly mysterious. He understands Maddy's pain all too well, but sharing his pain would mean breaking down the walls he put up around his own heart. Conflicted between loving Maddy and hiding his dark past, Reid starts to reevaluate his world. Maddy's inner strength, snarky personality and breath taking beauty help Reid to make peace with his past. 

Together they find out what happens when they let love in.


SO NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!

Leave a comment and tell me what's waiting on your TBR pile.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Swoon Thursday #109 ~ Take Me On by Katie McGarry



The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme.

Here's how it works. From the book you're currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOONWhat got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag#YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog!


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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Take Me On
(Pushing the Limits #4)

by
Katie McGarry 


First - The Blurb:


Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means.

Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't last five seconds in the ring without her help.

West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her-fighting for her-is a shot at redemption. Especially since it's his fault his family is falling apart. He can't change the past, but maybe he can change Haley's future.

Hayley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they'll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for.


Second - The Swoon(s):

Well, Katie has done it again. Take Me On is the 4th installment in the Pushing the Limits series and is just as awesome as its predecessors.

Haley is a champion kick boxer, who due to a tragic event she's afraid to divulge, has lost faith and now sees herself as weak and incapable.


“I feel small against him, fragile. Like he's realized the secret I've hidden: that I'm breakable, if not already broken.” 


West is young, impulsive and seriously in love with Haley.

“I'm in love with you. I'm in love with you and I don't know how to make you feel better. I'm in love with you and I shouldn't be. I'm in love with you and once you figure out who I am, you're not going to love me. I'm in love with you and I seem to fuck up the ones who love me back.” 


Alone, they are lost. Together they discover they can survive almost anything.

“We're strong together, Haley. Stronger then we are apart."
"I don't feel strong," I whisper.
"Then I'll be strong enough for both of us."
My fingers dig into his shoulders and I cling to him.
"I love you. 



I loved meeting Haley and West and reading their story. If you enjoyed the first three books in this series then you won't be disappointed.


My rating: 5 out of 5


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #2 ~ Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits #1.5) by Katie McGarry



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.


This week I’m waiting on: 


Breaking the Rules
(Pushing the Limits #1.5)

by 
Katie McGarry 



Expected publication: December 8th 2014



A summer road trip changes everything in this unforgettable new tale from acclaimed author Katie McGarry

For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her boyfriend means getting away and forgetting what makes her so... different. It means seeing cool sights while selling her art at galleries along the way. And most of all, it means almost three months alone with Noah Hutchins, the hot, smart, soul-battered guy who’s never judged her. Echo and Noah share everything — except the one thing Echo’s just not ready for.

But when the source of Echo’s constant nightmares comes back into her life, she has to make some tough decisions about what she really wants — even as foster kid Noah’s search for his last remaining relatives forces them both to confront some serious truths about life, love, and themselves.

Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah's more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he'd be. And the last leg of an amazing road trip will turn... seriously epic.


I just recently finished reading Take Me On (which will feature on tomorrows post) and absolutely loved it. Can't wait to read this one. Shame its release date is still a few months away.



What are you waiting for?
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #109 ~ Misbehaving (Sea Breeze #6) by Abbi Glines



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

Misbehaving
(Sea Breeze #6)

by
Abbi Glines 


First - The Blurb:



An unexpected affair leads to mind-blowing harmony in this Sea Breeze novel from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines. 

Jason is sick of living in his rock star brother’s shadow. So when he ships off to Sea Breeze, Alabama, he’s looking for a much deserved escape and a chance to blow off some envious steam. Falling for the local bad girl was definitely not the plan. But as the new duo enjoys some naughty fun in the Alabama sun, Jason learns that even though Jax is the musician in the family, he’s not the only brother who can rock someone’s world.


Second - The Tease:


“In that moment I knew nothing was more important to me than keeping this woman safe and taken care of. I loved her. I hadn't expected that, but it had happened. She'd become my world” 
...Jason


I first met Jason in Breathe (Sea Breeze 1). The brother of a rock star, he kind of stayed hidden in the shadows until Abbi finally let him tell his own story. I loved reading how he fell in love with Jess, the town bad girl. Like with many relationships, it started off a bit rocky, but eventually, they figured it out. A cute read. One I thoroughly enjoyed.


My Rating: 5 out of 5



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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below!