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review 2018-08-03 22:40
A Little Big Rock
A Little Big Rock - Lauren Blakely

Big Rock, Book .5

I Picked Up This Book Because: I need a palate cleanser and this should fit the bill.

The Characters:

Charlotte:
Spencer:


The Story:

First I would like to say, I need a Spencer in my life. He is seriously swoon worthy. Although I like seeing Charlotte’s POV I still feel like I don’t know here. She likes Castle, has a douchey ex and her sister teaches her Karate… I suppose that is enough.

All and all this is a prequel that leads up to the situation we work through in Big Rock. I enjoyed it but I can’t say it added anything to the main story.

The Random Thoughts:

Loved the Hamilton reference.

The Score Card:

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4 Stars

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review 2018-07-31 01:20
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Nyxia Unleashed - Scott Reintgen

 

 

About the Book:

Title: NYXIA UNLEASHED (The Nyxia Triad #2)

Author: Scott Reintgen

Pub. Date: July 17, 2018

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 400

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, AudibleB&NiBooksTBD

 

Getting to Eden brought Emmett and his crewmates one step closer to their promised fortune. But surviving Eden may be the biggest reward of all. Discover book two in the trilogy Marie Lu called, “a high-octane thriller.”


Emmett Atwater thought Babel’s game sounded easy. Get points. Get paid. Go home. But it didn’t take long for him to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one.


Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world. Their mission from Babel is simple: extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe, and play nice with the indigenous Adamite population.


But Emmett and the others quickly realize they are caught between two powerful forces—Babel and the Adamites—with clashing desires. Will the Genesis team make it out alive before it’s too late?

 

My Review 

This book just had me from the beginning of the book, until the very last page. One thing I love about this Author is that his not afraid to kill people off. I also love how he was able to pull in from the very start. 

My favorite character is definitely Emmett, without no doubt .I also really loved Emmett's love interest, I can't think of her name right now, sorry.

I really don't want to say to much because of spoilers, and I don't know how about doing that without spoiling things. I will say certain characters do things in this book that you wouldn't expect .And that there were a lot of surprises, throughout the whole book. And you'll definitely wish you had the next book in your hands. I know I sure wish I had it in my greedy little hands!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

About Book 1:

 

Title: NYXIA (The Nyxia Triad #1)

Author: Scott Reintgen

Pub. Date: May 4, 2018

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 377

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Audible, B&NiBooksTBD

 

Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.

 

Forever.

 

Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—a planet that Babel has kept hidden—where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

 

But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.

 

About Scott:

Scott Reintgen was always a back-row dreamer. As early as kindergarten, teachers noticed his tendency to stare out of classroom windows and disappear to more interesting elsewheres. In high school, he began laboring away on the opening chapter of his first fantasy novel. One of his favorite English teachers agreed to read the pages and the very next day she switched him (illegally) out of Spanish and into a Creative Writing class. The story got tossed eventually, but he never lost the confidence he was given by that single act of empowering faith.

 

Convinced he would one day be a writer, Scott spent most of college and graduate school investing in the world of literature. This eventually led to a career teaching English and Creative Writing in North Carolina. He strongly believes that every student who steps into his classroom has the right to see themselves, vibrant and victorious and on the page. It’s his hope to encourage a future full of diverse writers. As he’s fond of reminding his students, “You have a story to tell and you’re the only one who can tell it.”

 

As for his own writing, Scott continues to follow in the footsteps of his favorite authors. It was Tolkien who once wrote, “The fairy gold (too often) turns to withered leaves when it is brought away. All I can ask is that you, knowing all these things, will receive my withered leaves, as a token at least that my hand once held a little of the gold.” And Scott hopes his books are a trail of withered leaves that might lead readers to the bright elsewheres through which he constantly finds himself wandering.

 

He currently lives in North Carolina with his wife, Katie, and family.

 

Note: I went with this website domain instead of http://www.scottreintgen.com because, let’s be honest, my name’s really hard to pronounce. Rather than make people suffer through trying to spell it every time, I thought this would be easier!

 

Website | Twitter | Goodreads

 

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review 2018-07-30 16:55
In Pursuit of His Wife- Kristi Gold
In Pursuit Of His Wife: In Pursuit of His Wife / Secret Baby Scandal (Texas Cattleman's Club: Lies and Lullabies, Book 4) by Kristi Gold (2016-04-07) - Kristi Gold;Joanne Rock

This was pretty good if you like them talking about sex all the time. I received this book for free and voluntarily chose to review it. I've given it a 4* rating. This just wasn't my favorite type of read. And frankly, the hero has little clue on how to treat a woman.

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review 2018-07-22 09:09
Rock Free (Rock Candy Book 6) by Virna DePaul
Rock Free - Virna DePaul

 

What happens when the life you never knew you wanted is the one you can't seem to live without? Rock Free is a battle of the heart. The last bachelor is about to meet his match in his total opposite. Wes is used to living it up on the road. He enjoys his freedom, but secretly he craves more than the good time show he puts on for others. His world is turned upside down when he finds himself stuck in an elevator with Sara. Sara is used to restrictions. Her life has been that of a follower, but that's about to change. She's ready to break free and bad boy rocker, Wes may be just the guy to help her. Wes and Sara are caught between two worlds. Will the bad boy corrupt the good girl or will she help him redeem his soul? Falling in love just got complicated. Let the face off begin.

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review 2018-07-20 18:28
good book and characters
Rock Legend - Tara Leigh

Piper and Delaney had known each other since nursery school. Piper had not been very nice to Delaney at times and had done nothing to deserve Delaney’s concern or friendship. Piper had secrets to keep and couldn’t afford to let her guard down for a minute. Being friends with a girl like Delaney - someone who cared about more than just clothing labels and boyfriend of the month- terrified Piper. Yet crazily enough Delaney was now Piper’s closest and only friend. Piper was a PR assistant for one of the hottest talent managers- Travis  in Hollywood. Piper had yet to master work-life balance. Delaney was flying out to go to Nothing But Trouble’s show. Delaney’s boyfriend was Shane who was the frontman band. Travis ended up being the reason why Delaney and Piper reconnected. Once Delaney and Shane got together Piper was assigned to manage Delaney’s introduction to Shane’s possessive fans. Rock stars weren’t Piper’s thing - not anymore. Adam was Piper's ex as of twenty minutes ago. He showed up at her car and tapped on the window and Piper ignored him and drove away. Landon was the drummer for Nothing But Trouble and this was the most successful band of the decade. Landon was living the dream except when he wasn’t on stage or in the recording studio it was more of a nightmare. Landon had a lot of luggage he was carrying from his past. Yet he remembers the girl he had let get away her name was Piper and Landon had met Piper when she was a freshman in college they had two wonderful months together - the best of their lives so far. Piper even though Landon may be the one. But then Landon had to choose the band or Piper and Landon chose the band but had regretted that chose in the end. Landon had became a man whore who drank and used drugs a lot and slept with several women. Piper had grown up never doing enough or anything right as far as her father was concerned. Six years later and Piper is trying to keep her distance from Landon. But then after a concert Piper and Landon came face to face. Landon is totally surprised to see Landon yet oddly enough he finally felt whole whe he had felt something was missing and that something was Piper. After one of Landon’s very drunken nights Travis sent Piper to babysit Landon.

I enjoyed this book. I loved Piper and Landon together but at times I got frustrated with them. I liked the plot and the pace. I liked the surprises throughout the book. I like how we are shown why Landon and Piper are as they are. Landon always felt Piper deserved better than him. I felt bad for what piper and Landon had went through in their pasts. There is very hot chemistry between Landon and Piper. I advise you to read the first book in this series so everything runs smoothly as you read this. I would have liked to rate this 4.5. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.

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