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Beautiful Bastard Review

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Title: Beautiful Bastard
Author: Christina Lauren
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781476730097
Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He's exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.
Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family's massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who'd been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he's never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe's so tempting he's willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office.
As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they're willing to lose in order to win each other.
Beautiful Bastard is one of those books that catch my attention because of all the hype and at the end left me feeling a little disappointed. I don’t have a lot to say about this one, when I read the blurb I saw potential for a great plot, but once I started reading I couldn’t find it, everything started great with Bennett being a beautiful but infuriating boss to Chloe who is your sexy and smart intern, the problem is that every chapter was full of pointless sex scenes.

I’ve recently started reading many genres like new adult and adult fiction; I enjoy the sex scenes as much as the romance and conflict, but I like to see a reason behind it all, we don’t get to read anything apart from those steamy scenes until the last part of the book.

The reason I’m giving this book two stars is because I was smiling from time to time, the bad part, is that I think those scenes weren’t supposed to made me laugh, I also enjoyed the last chapter because the story was less focused on the sex and more on the relationship.

Overall if you want to read a book that is focused in the sexual scenes, this is the book for you.

New Adult. Mature Content Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.

Playing Hooky Review

Monday, July 15, 2013

Title: Playing Hooky
Author: Rita Webb
Publication Date: January 17, 2013
Pages: 100
Valentine’s Day. And Emma's 21st birthday.
Just another college day full of classes and more homework than is humanly possible.
…until Jason, her best-friend-since-kindergarten, shows up to take her out for the day.
Like old times: the two of them on a wacky adventure, playing hooky from real life. With his lopsided grin and tickets to a circus full of misfits and monsters, he introduces her to a whole new world—one full of magic and mystery—and turns her reality upside down.
Except nothing goes as planned, and they end up running through the city to find a missing siren before someone brews a love potion with her blood.
Sirens and love potions, witches and elves, and Valentine kisses. Nothing will be the same for Emma again
Playing Hooky is a short but very entertaining novella, We are introduced to Emma on her 21st birthday, everything starts like an ordinary day, I mean, as ordinary as any of Emma’s birthdays anyway, suddenly her best friend from childhood, Jason, appears in the story and her day is full of unexpected adventures.

When I started reading I was immediately caught in the world that Rita created, a world full of magic, unicorns, sirens and many other interesting characters. The only problem I had with the book was that it was too short. I wanted to know more about Jason. I fell in love with the story; Emma and Jason had an amazing chemistry and made me smile throughout the book.

I don’t want to give much of the book away since is so short but if you like paranormal and fantasy this is a world you don’t want to skip. We are presented with mystery, fun and witty romance with a healthy dose of paranormal.

The author creates a world of magic unlike anything I had found recently. I enjoyed the alternating POV’s between Emma and Jason as much as the banter they had going on. Overall this was a quick and awesome story.

I received this book from Rita Webb. All opinions are honest and my own.

Candy and the Cankersaur Review

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Title: Candy and the Cankersaur
Author: Jason Sandberg
Publication Date: June 17, 2012
Publisher: Jason Sandberg
Pages: 32
ASIN: B008CG1S96
This is the sweet and funny tale of a young girl named Candy and a Cankersaurus Rex! Candy receives a dinosaur as a gift and is determined to train him to be a good pet.
This is a story of a little girl named Candace Courtney Wellesley Wellington but everyone called her Candy, Her father Mister Wellington is a very busy dad, he wishes he could spend more time with his daughter and one day he decided to buy her a Cankersaurus Rex. Candy immediately starts training her dinosaur.

I don’t usually review children books but since I’m open to any genre when the Author asked if I was willing to make a review for this book I immediately accepted. You see, I have a 3-year-old boy that is crazy about dinosaurs and since it’s a book directed to children I decided to make this review with him. When we started reading this book my son was fascinated by the illustrations and as we read along I could see how much he was enjoying the adventures of Candy and Cank he was paying attention to the book till the end and appeared very entertained with the story.

I was pleased to see that this book addresses friendship and responsibility in a very understandable way for the kids, it also teaches parents to try and spend more time with their little ones. Overall a cute and quick read for the children.

I received this book from Jason Sandberg, all the opinions are honest and my own.