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review 2015-08-26 06:51
FIGHTING SHADOWS by Aly Martinez
Fighting Shadows - Aly Martinez



♥ ♥ ♥ 4.5 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥




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"Flint, don't get so caught up on the shadow that you forget the man who casts it. You might not be able to walk, but that's the extent of your disability."

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After meeting Flint in Fighting Silence, I could not wait to get my hands on Fighting Shadows. After the way the last book ended for Flint, he now finds himself in a very difficult place in his life. He's in love with a woman who will never feel the same way, and now he is wheelchair bound for saving that woman's life. He is filled with so much hurt and guilt that he doesn't know what to with it all, so he ends up lashing out to those who love him, his family. He pushes them away and isolates himself from them. His family wants to help him get through it, but he just won't allow it. His life takes a turn when Ash Mabie enters his life.




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'The only thing that I'd figured was that Ash always made things lighter for me. Gravity didn't keep me pinned to my wheelchair when I was with her. She freed me.'

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Flint may want to seem like a jerk to everyone around him, but Ash sees the real him under that facade. She is determined to bring out the real Flint. She likes him when he's real, and unguarded. She doesn't care that he's in a wheelchair. She just likes him for him, and the fact that he tried to save her, something no one has ever done for her. No matter what she tells herself, her heart has already fallen for him. Something that ends up hurting her deeply when Flint tells her he's in love with his brother's wife Eliza. After Flint pushes her away in such a painful way, she leaves and never wants to return.

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“I may not be able to chase you physically, but we need to be clear on one thing, Ash. I will not let you go again. You belong with me. And I will do whatever I have to do in order to keep you. I fucked up the first time. I won’t do it again. You can walk out that door, but know that I will find you. I will chase you for the rest of my life if that is what it takes to be with you.”

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This is the part where I was so hurt by the things Flint said to Ash. I couldn't help the tears that fell during this part. Ash was such a bright and quirky character. I loved her. I loved how hopeful and trusting she remained despite her not so great upbringing. She smiled, joked around, and brought so much light into Flint's life. It was really contagious, that Flint found himself addicted to her. Ash was the only one who was able to get the real Flint to come out. So it really hurt me that he hurt her. Luckily he realized his mistake and didn't give up until he finally found her again, three years later.




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“In my dreams, you were walking,” I whispered, kissing his chest.
“In mine, you stayed,” he replied on a deep, content sigh.

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This is where things got a whole lot interesting for me. I was pissed at Flint for what he did but I was hoping he would redeem himself, and boy did he. I loved how hard he worked to get Ash to trust and fall in love with him again. You know I'm a sucker for second chance at love stories so the second part of this book totally did it for me. I just completely melted and fell in love with Flint. He was so sweet and gentle yet so possessive and alpha. I loved all of him. I loved the banter Ash and Flint shared throughout the book. Their chemistry was very strong and smoking hot. I loved both characters with their flaws and all. It was just a great second book to this series. I was very happy with how things concluded for Ash and Flint that I had a big goofy grin on my face. And then that part in the end that was setting up Quarry's book....what the heck!?! I need his book now! But I will have to wait *sigh*. Overall, Fighting Shadows did not disappoint. It was one of those books I didn't want to put down. I definitely recommend this one.



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review 2015-06-24 17:27
NINE MINUTES by Beth Flynn
Nine Minutes - Beth Flynn





 

 

 

 

♥ ♥ ♥ 5 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥






This book...holy cow...this freaking book!!! My mind is freaking blown completely away by this story. It was raw, dark, and all kinds of disturbing! But damn was it good in a twisted way. What a unique story. The things that happened...my emotions were everywhere. I didn't know whether to like or hate some of the characters. Then the twist ending! OMG, that freaking ending!! I totally did not see that coming. I need the next book to come out soon. This is a story that I will not be forgetting for a LONG time. It may also be a book that not everyone can stomach, but I still highly recommend it.


It's been a few hours since I finished this book and I still can't seem to write a proper review for it. Full review to come... maybe... when I can think straight.




***Warning: Contains scenes of abuse, murder, and rape***

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review 2015-06-17 18:43
Review: One More Shot by Victoria Denault
One More Shot (Hometown Players) - Victoria Denault




♥♥♥ 3.5 STARS ♥♥♥




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'And then I do it, without the slightest hesitation or apprehension--I kiss my best friend.
And he kisses me back.'

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Jordan Garrison met Jessie Caplan when she moved into town while they were both eight years old. There was something about Jessie that he liked, so from that moment on he knew they were going to be great friends. As the years went on, the closer they became. They were each other's best friend, the person they could confide in. But as they turned into young adults, their feelings started to change to something more. Unfortunately, neither was willing to admit it because they didn’t want to ruin their friendship, so they ended up dating other people. But one night things change. Jordan finally confesses he loves her. They share one night together and it seems things are going to go where they always wanted it to go. But due to a miscommunication, it all ends causing them both a lot of hurt, and to not see or talk to each other until six years later.




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“I was trying to numb the pain. Because it never left. I never stopped missing you. I never stopped needing you. There was a constant ache in my chest for you. I tried to convince myself it was anger, but it was love. And no one could fix it. You're the only one who can fix it.”

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Jordan Garrison was drafted by NHL when he was eighteen years old. He thought he finally had it all, but when Jessie leaves to study in a college in Arizona, he is crestfallen. I was quite upset that neither of these two characters were willing to talk it out when this whole situation happened, but they were young, so I understood why they both didn't really do anything. I wasn't sure how I was going to like the six year time gap, but it wasn't too bad. By this time, they are both twenty four years old. Jordan has a reputation for sleeping around, a lot. He doesn't want anything serious because he isn't willing to let anyone in that can cause him the same hurt Jessie did all those years ago. No matter what he did to try to get over her, he never truly did.


Jessie Caplan was left heart broken when she decided she needed to leave to Arizona. But, she swore to herself she would try to move on from Jordan. Years later, she is living in Seattle doing what she loves as an intern physical therapist. She got some horrible news that had her rushing back home for a funeral. What she didn't expect was that Jordan would be there to offer his support. I was so excited about this part because of how much time had passed by. But I became quite frustrated because Jessie still didn't let Jordan explain what happened on that night. I love myself some angst, but there was so much drama between them. I disliked how they didn't seem to want to try to get back together even when they still loved each other. They made so many immature mistakes, I just wanted to lock them in a room together until they finally talked.




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'There he is. Everything I have ever wanted. And all he wants is me.'

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Eventually things turned around and they finally had that talk that should have been done sooner. I was very happy when they cleared the air and they got together again. I enjoyed the story and the writing style. I just would have liked them to have been together a little bit sooner. I liked many of the secondary characters that were funny and great, although I am still quite unsure about Jessie's sister Callie. Although, I did appreciate that each sister had their own voice and didn't seem alike in personality. I also really liked those flashbacks that we get in the book that show how Jessie and Jordan grew up together while falling in love. The ending was very sweet and romantic, I really loved it. Overall, I think it was a good debut novel by this author. I am very curious about Rose's book next.






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review 2015-06-17 18:24
Review: What Doesn't Destroy Us by M.N. Forgy
What Doesn't Destroy Us - M.N. Forgy




 

 

 

 

♥♥♥ 2.5 Stars ♥♥♥

 







Hmm...That's what I said when I finished reading this book. I didn't know how to feel about it. Some parts I kind of liked, but others I just didn't care for.

The story starts off with Dani and her mother running away from New York, because of some threat they have on their lives. With very little explanation, Dani's mother takes her to the Devil's Dust MC, where she will finally meet her father. I did not like her mother from pretty much the start. She withheld information, was acting all shady, and a horrible temper and would always put Dani down. So, I totally got why Dani hated her mother so much. However, Dani was also really annoying, and I didn't like the way she treated people at times. I had trouble following her thought process, because a lot of the time, it didn't make sense to me. Especially when it came to the Sargent-At-Arms she has an attraction to, Shadow. The attraction between them seems to occur from nowhere and it explodes just as fast. I could not connect to them as a couple, nor did I ever truly feel a chemistry between them. A lot of it seemed forced to me.

Shadow was alright for a while, but then I got so mad at what a jerk he became. I just couldn't believe how he treated Dani. I was honestly surprised Dani could forgive him so easily. The only character I seemed to really like was Bobby, and he was Shadow's best friend. The drama in this book was a little too much for me. I became annoyed with all the fighting that Dani and Shadow seemed to be doing, even though they got off on it. At least the steam wasn't bad. But, I didn't get how the fell in love with each other so fast. I mean after one kiss, Dani was already jealous of any girl going near Shadow.

This did have potential, but the writing of this book made the story not flow well. I wish I could say I loved the main characters but they acted a tad bit too immature and had mood swings going from hot to cold in an instant. I also didn't like the double standards of how Shadow reacted when a guy went near Dani, but if a girl went near him, it's no biggie. The last third of the book did get a bit more interesting, so I was happy about that. A lot of things happened that was able to hold my attention. And then a cliffhanger happens, one I was totally not expecting. But, it did make me curious about what will happen next. Overall, the book was not great but it was okay, I probably will read the next book, just to see if it gets any better. I may have not enjoyed like I would have wanted, but I have seen many reviews of those who have. So, who knows, you might enjoy it as well.



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review 2015-05-28 19:41
Review: Fighting Silence by Aly Martinez
Fighting Silence - Aly Martinez



♥♥♥ 5 STARS ♥♥♥




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"I want it all. Every single first you have to give, I want it.”

"Then they’re all yours.”

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The story begins with a thirteen year old Eliza Reynolds. Her family situation is not very good, so she escapes her household to go to an empty apartment to draw. It's the one thing that soothes her. Then one night Till Page enters through the window shocked to see her there, because that his been his place for escape as well when things at home become too much. They don't start off on the right foot, but eventually these two have an unspoken agreement to hang out together at "their" apartment every night. They both feel happy having someone to talk to, someone who understands their situation.




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'I fell in love with a man whose fantasy was crawling through my window to escape reality. All the while, my fantasy is walking out that door to navigate reality by his side.'

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As the years go by, the more closer they become. They don't speak to each other at school, but they become pretty good friends. However, the attraction between them seems to grow, as well. Till is unwilling to break the fanatsy life they share in that apartment, so he refuses to claim her as his. But, as Eliza gets a scholarship and is closer to graduating, he starts to feel the pressure. He unfortunately won't be graduating with her, since he has to work to help get money for his younger brothers. The day Eliza leaves is fast approaching, and this is when they finally change their relationship completely. Till must now decide if he will leave Eliza for good, or come back to ask for forgiveness.

This story was so freaking beautiful. I absolutely loved the relationship between Eliza and Till. They were just connected on such a deeper level, they were soul mates, best friends, lovers, and so much more. They were each other's support system and I couldn't get enough of them.




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'I may've been the first, but this time when I make you come I want to know I'll be the last. Now, fucking tell me it's forever.'

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I loved how determined Till was to succeed. He would do anything for those he loved, and that is exactly what he did years later. To give his brothers a better life, he became a fighter, something that he loves to do and that makes decent money. The only thing missing in his life is Eliza, and he wants her in it. Eliza wants to be his reality, not just a fantasy. These scenes hurt my heart so much, I kept tearing up so bad. It was so emotional and felt both of their pain.

Till was a wonderful character, sure he could be frustrating at times, but I hurt for his fight against his hearing, something that was so scary to me. I'm just glad he had Eliza, someone so selfless and strong, go gave as much as he got. She was no doormat by any stretch, and that is what I loved about her. She was just as determined to protect those she loved as he was. I completely connected to the characters and the story, and not once did I feel start to diminish. I couldn't put this book down, that is how good it was to me.




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“You always say that you love me, but you have given me so much more. And because of that, I will spend a lifetime fighting to give you the world.”

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This was my first book from this author and I can tell you that I will be definitely reading more from her. The story had a great balance of emotion, angst, love, and lust. I loved the secondary characters just as much as I liked the main ones. I loved everything about this book. I loved the pace, and the time progression that never felt rushed. I loved that I got to see their love blossom from the time they were thirteen til they become twenty-one year old adults. It was heartwarming and beautiful. If you haven't read this one yet, then please, do so! I highly recommend it. Now, I can't wait for Flint's book. I will be reading that one A.S.A.P.




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