Sunday, August 25, 2013

Oh Yeah

Seize Me (Breakneck, #1)

Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published July 10th 2013
by Crystal Spears
original title: Seize Me
edition language: English
series: Breakneck #1
Date Read: August 25, 2013
Ever since that day you danced into my life, I've done nothing but breathed your air. I'd suffocate without you.
And that is how you do a biker romance. Yes, it was dark and raw, but oh so totally fabulous!
5/5 Stars

Monday, August 19, 2013

oh, man...

Hell's Knights (The MC Sinners, #1)

Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published August 19th 2013
by: Bella Jewel
original title: Hell's Knights
edition language: English
Date Read: August 19, 2013
I so much wanted to love this book. I really did. Hot Bikers. Steamy Sex. Alpha Men. How did I get let down? A whole lot of cheese, and a bunch of self caused predictable/unbelievable TSTL drama, and numerous typos (one even on the first page-- ugh), but none the less, I finished it for ONLY two reasons: the Hell's Knights with Jackson and Cade and the Heaven's Sinners with Spike who are all Alpha Bad Ass Bikers. Perhaps if the books focus was on them instead, it would have worked better for me-- that is what I was excpecting by the blurb as well as the title.

Instead, the main character was Addison who got on my nerves. Yes- she had a screwed up disturbing past, more screwed up than most and she was a survivor; but she was so hell bent on constantly trying to prove she wasn't responsible to anyone, let alone worthy of love. She gets so pissed when she thinks she's being judged for her mother's choices, even the word whore makes her see red, however Addison herself was so judgmental when she initially hopped the fence of the compound and saw the guys that make up the MC.
I guess knowing he is a biker, I expected a fat, ugly, smelly man with a beer belly. Not the handsome, well groomed man sauntering towards me.

Fine, give me some money, and I'll leave. I have something to do then (<-- should be THAN, but I digress) stand here with a bunch of scummy bikers.

WTF?!? She says their scum. In ear shot of the guys. And she wonders why not everyone is pleased she is there??? Not going to excuse the one wench, but at least that lady wanted everything and didn't disrespect the club. Even though she grew up with absolutely nothing, Addison is S-P-O-I-L-E-D.

Fair warning; this book does play the flip flop game of Past versus Present in every chapter-- which can be a bit draining.

It was a quick read though, I read it in under two hours.

I don't give many one/two stars when I review a book because I know how much authors, especially new authors, depend on their ratings. Even five stars are a rarity because it has to be special to me and I truly believe that the BETAs failed this author with the numerous spelling and grammar errors that abound throughout the book which should have been caught.

Will I read part two? YES! I hope that Bella Jewel's characters become stronger and more palatable (at least to to me), and should she need a better proof reader, hit me up, I'd be glad to.
2/5 Stars

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I wanna be a Rock Chick

Rock Chick Revolution (Rock Chick, #8)

Kindle Edition, 530 pages
Published August 13th 2013
by: Kristen Ashley
ISBN13: 9781301895618
edition language: English
series: Rock Chick
Date Read: August 13, 2013
Ren & Ally: I absolutely loved them! What a fantastic way to wrap up the series. KA will forever reign as one of my favorite authors and although I initially gave this a PERFECT AMAZING score, I reduced it after a short doze last night. Why the reduction? Simply, there were a few moments when it was OTT even for a Rock Chick. I felt that the Jane drama was unnecessary, and a bit self promotional. While it was a long book, I was a bit miffed when time would speed up, you know the 6 days later and 2 weeks later headers; I wanted to know what was going on during the warps-- I wanted to witness it. And call me a fan girl or groupie, but put me in contact with Annette and sign me up for the Rock Chick Tour!
4/5 Stars

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Why?? Such a let down

Being Me (Inside Out, #2)

Kindle Edition, 351 pages
Published June 11th 2013
by: Lisa Renee Jones
original title: Being Me
edition language: English
series: Inside Out #2
Date Read: August 06, 2013
I had a hard time... I L-O-V-E-D book one, so I was tremendously disappointed that I couldn't get deeply lost in this. The smexy times were still scoarching which bumped my rating up from one star to two, but Sara was TSTL and whiny, damn she was whiny- and I found myself rooting for her demise, which is not what I should be doing for the book's main character. Mostly, I felt sorry for Chris for having to be around her. They are both insecure and jealous and I wanted to smack both of them at various points and say, DON'T BE AN IDIOT, COMMUNICATE!!!

Maybe others will have better luck, just not my cuppa, I guess. I haven't made up my mind if I'll subject myself to book three.
2/5 Stars