Its time for mini~reviews, where I get out a few thoughts on a bundle of books I've read.
Along with a few books here and there that are getting mini's today, I've decided its time to say goodbye to some series. Although breaking up with a book series that you once loved is hard to do, sometimes it just needs to be done.
September 26, 2012- Indie Pub
Free on Kindle
Warning: Graphic Sex, Language
The arc of this story is about teen girl Jay who is shown in the beginning of this book as the popular girl turned tramp. We readers at first only see the tramp part, but of course that path is the basis of the past trauma in which our heroine has not faced yet, making the scenario the heart of the plot. As the reader we get to back track and put the pieces together as a tiny layer is revealed through each relationship she is teetering with. Half of the story is a love-triangle sex drama, but the remaining half is the past catching up and the horrific events that transpire.
I really liked the story-line, I think it offered a very dramatic and pivotal plot on traumatic stress disorder, abuse, rape, abortion, all topics that have adverse reactions. However I had trouble with the presentation and the speed at which the novel progressed. The multiple love triangles did not work for me, I was annoyed with boyfriends B and C, but had very mixed feelings about boyfriend A, and when I knew which guy I wanted Jay to pick, the author shocks me with the most whacked up ending ever.
I would recommend this book but would caution picky readers, the book was riddled with grammar issues, dialog problems and the pacing went to fast leaving character development stilted. In the end Ruining Me offered a story with tremendous possibility in need of a little cleaning up and extra length invested into the story.
2.5/5- Contemporary Romance
December 17, 2012 by Carina Press
Warning: Sexuality, language, violence
Kayla is super excited to be working on her first big project as an actress on TV's hottest daytime soap opera. It doesn't hurt either that her co-star is Sean Barrett, sexy man candy and son of a popular well known actor. When the two begin filming, sparks, chemistry and an intense on/off camera attraction begins causing each of their life to be turned upside down. While chemistry sizzles, Kayla is being stalked by a crazy obsessed fan and Sean is being pressured by his father to leave the TV industry and become the next big star in movies. Already hesitant to dive into a relationship due to trust issues, the two will face the drama even if it means getting the end they each don't want.
This was light, fluffy and just fun. I thought this might be cheesy considering the whole soap opera star thing...but I really overall enjoyed the sexy romance and the likable characters. I had a ton of laughs and little oh how romantic swoons. For a few hours of feel good reading I would recommend this to the lady's who love romance. I will for sure pick up the next one in the series.
3/5- Contemporary Romance
I loved, loved the first book in this series, but after reading a few of the novellas and book 2, my love factor has run as dry as stale bread. What was cute for one book didn't carry over very well in the following installments.
Sorry Goddess Kate but you and I, yeah we are over.
I was once in love with this series, all the way to book 6. Something however happened in my little journey through Morganville, I became bored and sick to death of the killer cliff hangers. Basically over time I just lost interest in the characters who themselves have become dull and on a record of continuous unresolved issues.
Dear Claire, you're just not doing it for me anymore...its not you its me, while it was fun while it lasted, I can no longer hang on........goodbye.
I really, really, really liked book one in this series. I tolerated book 2, I disliked book 3 and I wanted to chuck book 4 out the window. Needless to say, Ever is one of most immature, indecisive characters I've read about.
Sorry Ever, but your back and forth has given me whiplash. I think I would rather watch monkeys eat fleas. Yup. Im done.
I adored this series up until book 13. Lately I've noticed the pages are shorter, the story is lame and the love triangle has lost what it once had. I broke up with Steph at book 15 and really think the series should have ended 6 books ago. What was funny has become silly and a great character has become a has been. Throw in a crappy movie adaptation (Katherine Heigl-Blach!!) and you lose everything this fun series was.
Steph its time to choose between Ranger and Morelli, buy a good car and lock up grandmas gun. Your run was good but its time to say goodbye.