Saturday, June 15, 2013

Book Review: Remember When by T. Torrest

Remember When (Remember Trilogy, #1)Remember When by T. Torrest
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After reading this, I realized that this is the type of book that will stay with you, that will make you feel nostalgic, that will make you miss those people you meet in the past, making you wonder "How is she/he?" and does that person somehow..still remembers you?

Book Summary:

Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class. 

This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from New Jersey, which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before anyone could even dream he’d turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today. 

In case you live under a rock and don't know who Trip Wiley is, just know that these days, he’s the actor found at the top of every casting director’s wish list. He’s incredibly talented and insanely gorgeous, the combination of which has made him very rich, very famous and very desirable. 

And not just to casting directors, either. 

I can’t confirm any of the gossip from his early years out in Tinseltown, but based on what I knew of his life before he was famous, I can tell you that the idea of Girls-Throwing-Themselves-At-Trip is not a new concept. 

I should know. I was one of them. 

And my life hasn’t been the same since.

My Thoughts:

The book started nice and slow, which is very effective in terms of making the reader feel connected to each and every character, I personally felt that somehow..I'm one of them, part of the group. I can't help but be reminded of a certain friend of mine with one of the character, I personally believe that each character in the book represents one or two of our former classmate or friends, we all got one loud friend, the joker, the flirt or the queen bee, so while reading this I can't help but remember my own personal highschool experience :P.

And I do adore Layla, I can honestly relate to her, the crush she felt for Trip, those stolen glances~ :D

and I do love and envy the friendship between Layla and Lisa♥
 and let's not forget how dreamy Trip is :D

When I saw this book for the first time and read the summary, I thought this is a typical story about second chance at love---but No!, it's more than that, it felt real and I can honestly say that my day ended fantastic because of this wonderful book ♥

I'm soooo excited for book 2 (which will be out this coming June 20)~ my mind can't help but imagine all the possibilities~♥

All in all, I'm giving this more than 5 stars ♥

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Something Darker (Inferi Dii, #1)Something Darker by S.A.Price
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Summary:

The one thing Syrus Alcot, the God of Death Osiris in the Egyptian Pantheon, wants in all the worlds is the woman he loved and lost returned to him. When he gave up his powers, and freedom for a life of service he was promised her return. That was over one thousand years ago. A member of a team of dark gods charged with keeping humanity safe, he leads a loveless existence in New York City, searching for the one thing that could bring his wife back to him, a lapis scarab that was lost to him ages before.

Gwen Stapleton, a mild mannered librarian, is unaware that she holds the key to not only Syrus’ happiness, but her own. Seemingly stuck in a hopeless relationship with a man she doesn’t love, she has no idea that a chance meeting in Alphabet City will start a landslide to her heart’s content. Because Gwen is the keeper of the scarab, and is everything Syrus has ever wanted… and hes not the only one.

An Ancient evil is waking, and its servants will stop at nothing to see it seize its rightful place as the new pantheon of earth. And in order for Syrus and his team to save the world, Gwen is going to have to accept him, and show that love does make all the difference.

My Review:

I'm kind of obsessed with Gods/Goddesses stories..especially the dark gods, most of them are hot reads that includes hot, sexy and yummy Gods..and this is definitely one of those.

Something Darker is a fantastic start of the Inferi Dii Series..we get to have Syrus, a sexier than hell god..with equally sexy bunch of gods as awesome is that? I'm not even upset with him having a harem just before Gwen, if a were given a chance to be part of that harem..I would say..oh god..Yes!

Gwen, our first is a weak with a very low self-confidence woman, who thinks that she deserve and is being grateful for having the good for nothing boyfriend..I'm actually happy when that ex met an not-so-unfortunate-accident. I loved that we get to witness how Gwen becomes stronger and confident as the story progresses..well, if you have a hottie god by your side won't that make you feel awesomely beautiful too?

Something Darker is an awesome and sexy read, I'm looking forward to reading the other gods story..they are all mysterious and sexy..I want to uncover all of them...*coughs their past and secrets.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Book Review: Outcast by Adrienne Kress

OutcastOutcast by Adrienne Kress

ebook, 283 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Diversion Books
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Summary:

After six years of “angels” coming out of the sky and taking people from her town, 16-year-old Riley Carver has just about had it living with the constant fear. When one decides to terrorize her in her own backyard, it’s the final straw. She takes her mother’s shotgun and shoots the thing. So it’s dead. Or … not? In place of the creature she shot, is a guy. A really hot guy. A really hot alive and breathing guy. Oh, and he’s totally naked.

Not sure what to do, she drags his unconscious body to the tool shed and ties him up. After all, he’s an angel and they have tricks. When he regains consciousness she’s all set to interrogate him about why the angels come to her town, and how to get back her best friend (and almost boyfriend) Chris, who was taken the year before. But it turns out the naked guy in her shed is just as confused about everything as she is. 

He thinks it’s 1956.

Set in the deep south, OUTCAST is a story of love, trust, and coming of age. It’s also a story about the supernatural, a girl with a strange sense of humor who’s got wicked aim, a greaser from the 50’s, and an army of misfits coming together for one purpose: To kick some serious angel ass.

My Review:

When I read the " A really hot guy. A really hot alive and breathing guy. Oh, and he’s totally naked." part in the book summary..I knew right there and then that I have to read this haha..did I just sound like total pervert? to say that I enjoyed reading Outcast would be an understatement. I freaking loved it from the first chapter to the last.

Outcast is pretty different from the previous angel-theme books I've read in the past, I mean.. the heroine didn't always shoot some angel guy..only to find him naked, then bound and gagged him right? I totally loved Riley for doing that! seriously..this is why I love reading get to read some crazy things.

I loved Gabe, the naked angel guy whom Riley bound then gagged..(I'm kind of obsessed with that part :P..kinky!) I loved that the two of them didn't have this was nice to see their uhm captor-captive relationship blossoming to friendship then to something else.

Outcast is a very fun and intriguing read, I'm excited for more of Gabe and Riley..I don't know what to expect next with the way things ended in this book..but I'm pretty positive that the second book will be as good if not better than the first.

I highly recommend this to Paranormal-(naked)Angel loving readers. :D

***I got my copy from netgalley

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Once Upon A TwistOnce Upon A Twist
by :
Aimée Duffy and  Michelle Smart

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Summary: 

When the sun goes down, guess what's coming out to play... ?

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, the creatures are coming...

In a land run by misogynists, where fair maidens are deemed liable to fall in a dead faint at the sight of blood, Prince Charming is worried – the creatures that have destroyed their neighboring kingdoms are coming for them. He judges it imperative to get all the females to safety, but first he needs to break the enchantment enslaving his One True Love to her hateful home. Oh, and there’s the small matter of the Ball to get through too.

But when the creatures reach them ahead of their expected time, all plans are foregone. Can Ella break her wicked stepmother’s enchantment? Can she save her handsome Prince and the kingdom before midnight strikes? And can she show his soldiers what it really means to kick a monster’s butt? The clock is ticking…

Many, many years later…

When Ruby visits her grandmother in the deep, dark forest, she stumbles into a nightmare. Her grandma’s been attacked by a wolf-like creature, and an ancient disease that turned people into monsters is back… and so is the cold-hearted ex she walked out on a year ago. 

Now she has to either accept Jeremy’s help or face becoming a monster herself. Fighting alongside the man she once loved isn’t easy, especially when she discovers there’s more to Jeremy than the cheating bastard she took him for. 

As they fight to survive the disease and save those they love, can they keep from falling for each other all over again?

I grew up loving and adoring Disney Princesses stories...
and I think my love for reading started with fairy tale books which resulted my love for HEA stories up to imagine my delight when I was given the chance to read Once Upon A Twist, Kick-ass Cinderella and Red Riding Hood version? count me in!


When the first story which is the Glass Slippers and Combat Boots started with "Once upon a time in a land far, far away, the creatures are coming..." I knew right then that I am going to enjoy reading it..and I wasn't disappointed.

Our heroine, new and improve Cinderella is definitely not a martyr, nope..she was force to servitude only because her Stepmother placed her under an enchantment that prevents her from leaving. I loved this version of Cinderella, she's a fighter and refuse to be treated as a weak girl. And the Prince Charming is a handsome, charming, witty and fierce warrior hottie guy..I loved that we actually get to know him better in this version and see him fight..he is more than a pretty face here..I am seriously crushing on him!

Overall, I can say that I am loving this version of Cinderella, we got to know more of Cinderella and the Prince ..and lets not forget the Queen! I liked her... plus I loved that some other fairy tale characters were mention Goldilocks and the bears... sleeping brings back this good old feeling of knowing this characters..we grew up loving this characters and it's nice to be reminded of this characters again.


In Reunited with Red, we meet a hotter and sexier version of the woodcutter...yum! lols and uhm ofcourse Red Riding Hood's older version, she's all grown up here..and she's hurt and mad.

The story started just like the children's version..Red's visiting her sick grandmother and then finding a wolf..that's where the similarities ended and story takes a darker twist.

I love the chemistry between Red and Jeremy here, enjoying that Red hated herself for finding Jeremy attractive even after all the years she spent hating him..well, no one's blaming her. I loved that Jeremy's all protective with Red and that even though he tries hard to stay away from her..he's feeling eventually won..and we get to witness their hot and sweaty reunion lol.

I enjoyed reading both brings back the good old memories of being just a little girl and finding happiness with fairy tale stories..I'm glad we get to have this adult version story of Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. I'm giving this 4 awesome stars.

This review can also be found at Talking Sushi Monster blog:

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