Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Review ~ His for Revenge by Caitlin Crews

His For RevengeeARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: Dec 1st 2014

Publisher: Harlequin

The marriage game...

Walking down the aisle towards striking but cold CEO Chase Whitaker was never meant to be Zara Elliot’s fate. But to safeguard her family business, she’ll have to play along…

Chase is only interested in one thing — his own dark revenge against Zara’s father. The one thing he hadn’t counted on? Her charm and natural beauty unsettling his rock-hard defences.

But their wedding night proves to be a game-changer and they both realise they’re in over their heads. Losing is never an option for Chase...but winning suddenly takes on a very different meaning!

My Opinion

I can't bring myself to finish this book. I've pushed myself to 35% but it's just so repetitive, text heavy, and slow. I haven't created any kind of relationship with the characters, I don't care about what's happening, and the story isn't engaging me. I hate not finishing books, but I'm not buying into this one. 


Monday, 24 November 2014

Review ~ Redemption (Enigma Black #3) by Sara Furlong Burr

Redemption (Enigma Black, #3)eARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: October 11th 2014

Publisher: Self-published

Ten years ago, her family was murdered.

One year ago, she left her life behind for a chance to avenge their deaths.

Twenty-four hours ago, her defiance sealed her fate.

With her suspicions mounting and her loyalty to The Epicenter tested, Celaine Stevens makes the decision to fight for a cause she believes in and aligns herself with the rebellion. Joined by Ian Grant, the pair escape from The Epicenter and travel to the Capitol, where they find Marshall Leitner and his followers. While inside the rebellion, Celaine and Ian learn that the rebels are planning a final uprising against President Brooks, one in which they hope will sway the rest of the country’s opinion in their favor. 

However, loyalties are soon tested. The rebels are finding it hard to trust them, so when a bounty is issued on Celaine and Ian by President Brooks, it may be too good for some of them to resist.

As the nation goes to war, Celaine finds herself in the fight of her life. Vendettas will become personal, lives will be lost, and her world will change forever.

My Opinion

It's been a while since I read this as I got a very early copy, but I noticed that I never left a full review, so here it is. However, I'm going to keep this short because I don't want to give anything away for those of you who haven't read this yet--and you should read this!

Redemption was an action-packed, brilliant conclusion to what has been an amazing series. It take a lot for me to follow an indie series from start to finish, but Sara Furlong Burr had me eagerly awaiting the next book as soon as I finished one.

This book ties everything up well to give a satisfying conclusion. There is a lot of gritty fighting, action, and romance as well, just to make things even more interesting. The author draws all kinds of emotions, especially towards the end and I couldn't stop reading. I actually had to force myself to not pick it up for a week because I knew my day would be spent reading it and I had stuff I needed to get done.

Anyway, that's all I'm going to say because I don't want to spoil the book for you. I would highly recommend this series. The books are engaging, action-packed books and the characters are brilliant.


Sunday, 23 November 2014

Review ~ Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades #3) by E.L. James

Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3)Bought by myself

When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.

Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.

Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.

My Opinion

Well, I never imagined myself getting to this point. Reading book one was curiosity because of the trailer, and I never expected to continue with book 2 and 3 having heard everything bad about this series. I didn't think it was for me, but I'm surprised to say that's I've read all three books in a matter of days. The character were captivating and I loved how their story evolved and progressed--especially with the danger and threats, which is not something I would have expected before picking them up. I don't think I'll be listening to bad reviews again, but rather making my mind up on a series because this one definitely turned out to be better than I expected.


Saturday, 22 November 2014

Review ~ Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades #2) by E.L. James

Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)Bought by myself

Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. 

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

My Opinion

Once again this surprised me. After telling myself I would never read this series, then reading book one and enjoying it, I had to read more. I definitely didn't think I would be writing this, and I never saw myself liking the characters due to what I've heard about this series. Okay, so it's not the best writing in the world and parts/phrases are repetitive and over used. However, I can't deny that I like the characters and their story. When I first picked up this I never thought it would include the things it did, I was expecting lots of sex and whilst that's there, it's the other elements of the book I enjoyed more.


Friday, 21 November 2014

Review ~ Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1) by E.L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)Bought by myself

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

My Opinion

This is one book I told myself I would never read so obviously I never thought I'd be writing this. I had nothing against this book, it just became so big and the theme never really captured my interest.

However I got it cheaply and after seeing the trailer for the movie (I think it was the soundtracks that caught my interest) I thought what the hell. And I was definitely surprised. I'm not going to say much about this book because I don't think I need to, but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would and the story and characters were surprising. Yeah it was a bit repetitive but I found it better than I thought it would be.


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