Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Book Review ~ Flaw (Flaw Series #1) by Ryan Ringbloom

Title: Flaw (Flaw Series #1)
Author: Ryan Ringbloom
Release Date: January 20th 2014
Published By: Ryan Ringbloom
Page Amount: 360 pages, Paperback

GoodReads Blurb:
What can be said about Josh Brewster? Nothing good, that's for sure. Just ask anyone. They'll be quick to tell you. Josh is a selfish, sweet-talking manipulator who will charm you in a minute, all the while planning his next move. He uses. He leaves. All Josh desires is things that come easy. Why actually work hard for something when you don't have to?

When Josh comes to face to face with a girl who’s doesn’t make anything easy, Josh begins questioning the game he's played so long. He’s suddenly eager to learn how to work for something he never imagined wanting. Can a player really change his ways? Better yet, will his past forgive?

Aidan Turner has had a rough life, a life that has only become harsher as he's gotten older. The scars across his face serve as a constant reminder of the haunting nightmares from his past life. Seeing himself as nothing but a monster, Aidan believes no one will ever be able to look past his flaws.
His reasoning is about to change when his very own beauty comes barreling in, sparking emotions he'd thought he'd never feel. Love sizzles between them, but his friendship with another girl complicates everything, especially after the nature of their friendship becomes confused. Will friendship overshadow his true feelings and ruin both couples’ chances at happiness?

Warning – Mature Content.

Fans of WAIT keep reading after the story ends for the bonus chapter: Tessa and Tucker – The Wait is Over.

It's a hard choice for what is my favorite in these two series of companion novels. The choice for me is between this book, Flaw, and the next book, Panic. But I think that this book has just a slight edge over Panic for me. 

I've always had this thing about understanding people; trying to figure out why they are they way that they are. In this book, I got to learn more about Josh. Who, up until now, was just the bad boy that always caused the problems. I liked that I got to know more about him, see more into his life. And yes, he ticked me off. But the thing is, he did have a lot of character development throughout the book. By the end, I even ended up liking him. 

I enjoyed the love stories in this book, as well. What was interesting about it to me, was that it was almost like a love...quandrangle, sort of. (haha). You would have to read it to understand, but I liked the dimension that it offered to the story. 

Oh and the bonus chapter was great, too. ;) 

So, I would say definitely check this one out. I gave this one 4.75 stars!! 

<3 Amanda Leigh

Friday, October 10, 2014

Cover Reveal ~ Shattered by Love (Book #3 in the Scarred by Love Series) by C.A. Harms

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Shattered by Love
(Book #3 in the Scarred by Love Series)
by C.A. Harms

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: November 11th 2014

He was the one.

The man she wanted with all her heart.

But it took years before Bree realized she deserved more than what Max was willing to give.

Max, was cocky and arrogant…

Too strong-headed to admit that he felt more for Bree than just lust.

Then it happened…

One devastating night, and it shook Max to his very core.

That’s when he began to see life in a whole new way.

Now he’s left to sort through the mess that he’s created.

Will he be able to rise above it all and make amends with those he needs the most?

Or will the damage be irreversible and leave him longing for what could have been?

Book 1 in the Series
Scarred by Love


Book 2 in the Series
Broken by Love

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Book Review ~ Wait (Fast Series #2) by Ryan Ringbloom


Title: Wait (Fast Series #2)
Author: Ryan Rinbloom
Release Date: October 28th 2013
Published By: Ryan Rinbloom
Page Amount: 200 pages, e-book

GoodReads Blurb: 
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to wait. High school is over and Tessa is done with the drama. She wants to wait. So what? Does that mean she’s destined to never be with anyone? Probably.

Sometimes it’s possible to wait too long. Cassie’s best friend just tried to kiss her. He should have tried a year ago. Not now. Does that mean that they can’t still be friends? Maybe. 

Tessa Jameson is determined not to fall victim to the same mistakes of her past. And after meeting Tucker, she’s going to need all the help she can get.

Cassie DeMarco refuses to give her heart up to someone who is about to leave and start the next chapter in his life. So this summer it’s time to forget Mark, and focus on finding a fling instead. 

*Warning Mature Content*

I read the first book in this companion series and I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed this one even more. 

I liked learning about Tessa, a character that made appearances in book one but who we did not learn much more about. She was basically the school b*$%t in high school, but in this book she is consciously trying to change that. We also have Cassie. Cassie and Tessa are counselors at a summer camp and are sharing a cabin together. Things absolutely do not get off on the right foot with these two. But over the course of the book the two of them grow to become friends. I really enjoyed reading about the friendship between these two. The two male characters were great "leads" as well. The dynamic with the girls and the issues the way that they dealt with the issues that they came upon felt very real for them. 

The story was of course very good and I loved the camp setting. But I think what really makes these books is the characters. I'm a really character driven reader and writer so when the characters feel real to me I get the most out of the story. I would definitely recommend this book for fans of young adult, new adult and romance. I gave it 4.5 stars! 

<3 Amanda Leigh

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cover Reveal ~ Shark Out of Water (Date Shark #2) by DelSheree Gladden

Shark Out of Water (Date Shark #2) 
by DelSheree Gladden


Guy Saint Laurent is too busy cursing his sister for roping him into taking over Eli's Date Shark business to prepare himself for the slew of bizarre women he's about to get involved with. This is the last venture he intended to take on, but somehow he's just become Chicago's newest, most reluctant Date Shark. 

On top of dealing with bug-toting, mothering, obsessive women, Guy faces personal tragedy that changes his outlook on life, whether he wants it to or not. He's not sure what it is about Charlotte Brooks that draws him in, but getting her off his mind after a brief encounter proves impossible. 

As Charlotte tries to help Guy deal with his loss, he begins to get the impression she's hiding something from him. He knows he could simply walk away, continue as he always has, but he suspects whatever she's hiding, she won't be able to face it alone. 
Charlotte is the one woman who can capture his attention, but she may also be the one woman capable of breaking him.