Thursday, May 28, 2015

Swoon Thursday # 140 ~ Never Never (Never Never #1) by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

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 SWOON. What 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:

Never Never
(Never Never #1)

Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher 

First - The Blurb:

Best friends since they could walk.
In love since the age of fourteen. 
Complete strangers since this morning. 
He'll do anything to remember.
She'll do anything to forget.

Second - The Swoon(s):

Swoon 1
I shake my head with a soft laugh. "I don't know myself very well, but I must have been extremely competitive. Because I just took that as a challenge."
"Took what as a challenge? You think you can make me like you again?"
I look over at her and give my head the slightest shake. "No. I'm gonna make you fall in love with me again."

Swoon 2
He kisses with soft lips and a firm tongue. It's not sloppy or wet, it moves in and out of my mouth sensually as his lips suck softly on mine. I run my fingers up the back of his neck and into his hair, and that's when he stands, forcing me to take a step back and change positions. I do a good job of hiding my gasp.

Throughout this short Novella, I was sitting on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going on. The mystery, the romance, it's all quite intense and certainly keeps you guessing. I am totally intrigued to know what happened to place Charlie and Silas in the situation they found themselves in. Unfortunately though, this is not revealed in book one.

I need book 2... like... RIGHT NOW!

My Rating (so far): 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday # 36 ~ Chasing Impossible (Pushing the Limits #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: 

Chasing Impossible
(Pushing the Limits #5)
Katie McGarry    

Expected publication: July, 2015

Tough and independent, 17-year-old Abby lets very few people into her inner circle. It’s common knowledge in her Kentucky town that she deals drugs, but not even her closest friends know why. But when a deal goes south and Abby’s suddenly in danger, she finds herself reluctantly forced to lean on daredevil Logan—a boy whose restless spirit matches her own.

Logan has his own reasons for wanting to keep Abby at arms’ length. But he never expected to find in her the one person who might help him face the demons he’s tried so hard to run from.

Together, Abby and Logan will have to make a decision: let their current circumstances weigh them down forever…or fight for the future they both thought was impossible.

What are you waiting for?
Please leave a comment below with your WoW link!
Thanks in advance for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Teaser Tuesday # 143 ~ Off Sides (Off #1) by Sawyer Bennett

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:

   Off Sides
(Off #1)
Sawyer Bennett

First - The Blurb:

“I'm not sure what possessed me to do it. Maybe it was the impossible expectations I faced, maybe it was my own self-loathing. But I just knew I needed something different to happen. I needed someone... something... to derail me from my current path. Otherwise, I would become lost... a hollowed out shell of a man. So I did it. I approached her, then I pursued her, then I made her mine. And my life was saved...”

Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a U.S. Congressman and captain of his university’s hockey team. While he is on the verge of fulfilling his dreams to play in the NHL, his parents want him on a different course. One he is expected to accept for the sake of his family’s public image.

Forced her to abandon her music career after the heart breaking death of her parents, Danny Cross exists on the opposite side of the tracks from Ryan. She is struggling to make her own way, working two jobs, attending college part time and volunteering in a homeless shelter. She is on a mission to build her own success.

With a chance meeting, their vastly different worlds collide, causing each to evaluate whether they are truly on the correct path to self-fulfillment and happiness. Can their relationship survive? Particularly when others are against them every step of the way. A lot can happen in just ten short days... 

Second - The Tease:

Our lips meet softly... nothing more than a whisper against each other. Moving to my cheek with his other hand, Ryan holds both sides of my head and presses into me. His tongue slides gently into my mouth and at the first contact, a groan bubbles up from my chest. My hands involuntarily fist in his shirt and I attempt to get even closer to him. I am being swallowed by his kiss and it's all I can do to hang on.

If you are looking for an easy read which can be completed in one afternoon, then Offsides might be the book for you. The story is simple, the characters are relatively easy to connect with, and there is little angst.

I liked Danny. She might appear like she comes from the 'wrong' side of the tracks, but she's actually quite sweet, definitely intelligent and knows how to hold her own against nastiness.

At first, Ryan appears like your typical hot guy who is popular, rich and a little conceited. However, we quickly learn that he has a soft side and a kind heart. He doesn't care about Danny's back ground, or where she comes from. He just wants her to give their relationship a chance.

Sure, there are hurdles along the way (jealous ex-girlfriends, snobby mothers, and vindictive team mates) but there is nothing that can't be overcome.

A cute read.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

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

TBR Tuesday # 98 ~ Moonflower by E.D.C. Johnson

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:

E.D.C. Johnson

After Josephine Wood’s father dies of cancer, her mother up-roots the two of them and moves to the city. Josie hates her city life, but her teenage issues are of little consequence when they have a car accident and she wakes up in a strange land (reminiscent of Victorian Europe) alone. Lost, with her school backpack as the only connection to her world, Josie struggles to find her way home. She is found by Lucius Conrí, the son of a Marquess, who possesses royal blood and the gift to shift into a wolf’s form at will. Can the kind-hearted Lucius help her find her way while winning her love, or will she fall for Donovan Conrí his older, more serious brother and heir to the Conrí wealth?

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