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text 2014-05-14 17:49
Reading progress update: I've read 25%.
Forever Mine (The Moreno Brothers, #1) - Elizabeth Reyes

Seriously considering DNFing this. I just want to barf from all the kissing and cuddling. There isn't any real story. Just googly eyes and ridiculous teenage lust.

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text 2014-05-08 18:14
Reading progress update: I've read 18%.
Forever Mine (The Moreno Brothers, #1) - Elizabeth Reyes

Okay, lots of problems with this.


1. Sarah is way too juvenile. I can't even with this chick.


2. Where does a 17-year-old get a giant jug of wine? And why does she tote it around in an ice chest like a classy wine-o?


3. Angel holds her hand with one of his, and carries TWO ice chests in his other. Is this dude an octopus?



Or are his hands freakishly big? I have no clue.


I'm in a bad mood, can ya tell?

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text 2014-05-05 23:49
Reading progress update: I've read 10%.
Forever Mine (The Moreno Brothers, #1) - Elizabeth Reyes

Went to the gym today, and it's easier to read on my Kindle while there than try to wrangle a book on the CrossRamp machine. So I went through and picked an older ebook I've been meaning to get to so I'd have something to pass the time. I ended up with this.


So far, I'm skeptical. Why?


We've had another incident of sexual harassment/assault get written off as "He just got carried away." That's bullshit! You said no and he kept pushing you. It's a major issue with me.


I'm hoping the rest is better.



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review 2014-03-23 22:27
Review: A Japanese Bore Story
Tokyo Hearts - A Japanese Love Story - Renae Lucas-Hall

Edit 3/24/14: The author took it upon herself to message me and tell me how all my opinions of her book are wrong and that I'm "trashing her". She even went so far as to say that since I'm a Christian, I should know better. You lose another star for being a BBA and completely unprofessional.



Original Review:

This book was so dull. The characters were vain, greedy and unlikable. The writing was stuffy and way too proper. When someone told the time they added A.M. and P.M. to it EACH TIME. Nobody talks like that.


And the love story was so boring I almost went to sleep. Haruka was vain, spoiled and so beneath Takashi. Takashi was spineless, worrisome and annoying. Every single character in this book was obsessed with name brands and money. They all mentioned the prices of everything they bought, like I was reading the weekly Target ad and not a romance. Only 1,000 Yen for house slippers?! What a deal! Bah!


As if all that wasn't bad enough, everything was branded. They never just wore a coat. They wore a North Face coat. They didn't just have make-up. They had Chanel powder and lotions. Panasonic microwaves, Sony TVs, Apple iPhones. For goodness SAKE! I don't CARE!


This whole book read like a boring Sears catalog of overpriced clothing being bought by boring people with no personalities that only worry about how they can possibly buy more clothing in the future and where that money will come from.


Let's not eve dwell on the ridiculous HEA we were gifted that made it all seem like a very dull Disney flick. Gag. And I was so looking forward to this. I love Japanese romance stories, but this was NOT a romance. It was a sales ad for the rich and elite. Full of grammatical errors and a lack of formatting knowledge. They didn't even put the speech in QUOTES! It was all single ' marks for all the talking. I thought, at first, I was reading their thoughts for time until I realized, no, it's just bad writing.


Don't bother with this. Save your money. Read Lisa See if you want an Asian tale of love and loss.

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text 2014-03-23 18:50
Reading progress update: I've read 36%.
Tokyo Hearts - A Japanese Love Story - Renae Lucas-Hall

Haruka is a spoiled little girl. She likes Takashi, but she is planning on marrying Jun because he's wealthy and she can shop till she drops with him. Takashi could only give her a "basic" life, and she thinks she'll grow bored with that. SPOILED! Not to mention vain and greedy.

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