Saturday, October 31, 2015

Breaking Him by R.K. Lilley


It was the kind of relationship where I invested more than I had to spare. 

I gave it everything. 

And so when it failed, I lost myself.

It changed me. He changed me.

I went down with the ship.

My soul, burnt embers in the aftermath. 

The fire of him ravaged it all.

He burned me. Broke me.

Scarlett had always dreamed big. She was headed straight for Hollywood. Destined for silver screen greatness.

But in her wildest dreams she never imagined she’d be broke and single at twenty-eight, doling drinks at thirty-five thousand feet.

She was a glorified waitress in the skies.

It had been years since she’d seen him.

But one day, there he sat, gazing intently at her, ready to set everything ablaze once more.

Dante wanted her. Again.

Sure, she’d play along…but this time, it was his turn.

She was breaking him. After all, love is war.

I am at a complete loss of words as I am attempting to write a review for Breaking Him by R.K. Lilley. I was in slight anticipation for the release of this novel, yet I cannot tell you exactly how I feel about it. I mean the story of Scarlett and Dante transcended time and was lasting but it wasn't always in the sweet romantical sort of way. Scarlett was a fighter, because she had to be. Just like Sofia from The Color Purple, Scarlett had to fight all of her life. This was the case until she met Dante, who was always ready to fight for her ever since they were in the fourth grade. 

Now, Breaking Him was the first book in this series and took us to the past to show us how the relationship between Dante and Scarlett grew as they continued to grow as individuals. Their love was so innocent and pure until you are left bereft, confused, desolate and wondering what in the heck happened when the story thrusted you to their present day. I can easily say hate is a word that is too simple to capture the feelings between Dante and Scarlett as it seems that they have survived over the years with brief rendezvouses and competitions to see who can inflicted the most pain on the other. Love is definitely war between these two and when I read the last page I was totally discombobulated.

I didn't know how to feel or think and actually asked myself, what had I just read. I thought about it, I re-read some chapters, and thought about it some more and after a few days had past, I was still thinking about it. I was thinking about all of what was missing and how I didn't know how to even feel about it, but then I started hypothesizing about what was to come in the follow-up novel Breaking Her, and then it hit me. I had yet another book hangover over a book that was all over the place and dropped me off on the corner of somewhere and over there, which was all courtesy of R.K. Lilley. 

I digress. I enjoyed Breaking Him by R.K. Lilley. Did I love it? Not quite. But what I did enjoy about it, was that there were some real emotions evoked by this story, from love to hate to a whole bunch of stuff in the middle, but anticipation for the second book, Breaking Her, was the strongest emotion. Overall, I will give this one 3.5-stars and would recommend that you jog on over and read Breaking Him by R.K. Lilley, you will not be disappointed, questioning, but certainly not disappointed. 

But before I end this review, every time I thought about Scarlett, particularly at the end, this song came to mind...

Friday, October 23, 2015

Reclaim Me by: Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers

Reclaim Me Chasing Fire #3 By:
Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers
Releasing October 20, 2015
Berkley Intermix 

As the heart-pounding Chasing Fire trilogy concludes, a dangerous entanglement leaves Hudson and Allie wondering how much they're willing to risk for the love they can't live without...

There's almost nothing Alessandra Sinclair wouldn't do for Hudson Chase. He was her first love, and she's determined that he'll be her last. But when the terrible truth Hudson has been hiding comes to light, Allie finds herself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a man from her past who's determined to use what he knows to ruin Hudson. Now, the only way to save the man she loves may be to lose him forever...

Hudson has always known that the secrets he keeps could be his downfall, but he never expected them to put Allie's life in danger as well. It's time for him to come clean--before everything he's ever wanted is destroyed...

Includes previews of REMIND ME and RELEASE ME, the first two books of the Chasing Fire trilogy.

Praise for the Chasing Fire trilogy:
"Exceptional...Seriously sexy and sinfully steamy. Can't wait for more from this writing duo!"--New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me

"Walker and Rogers strike the perfect balance between blistering physical desire and heartfelt connections..."--RT Book Review

Reclaim Me by Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers, picked right back up where Release Me, book two of the Chasing Fire Series left off, where we were left with a major cliff hanger shrouded in mystery, revenge, and blackmail. I must say that I was excited to read the conclusion of Hudson and Allie's love story that transcended over time, but I found myself getting lost in the story. There was a lot going on, somethings endearing, somethings slightly here there and everywhere, but nothing that would say it was good or bad. However, I did enjoy getting to know a sober Nick and to take witness of his budding romance with Harper.

Overall, I honestly, cannot articulate how I feel about this third and final book of the Chasing Fire Series, Reclaim Me by Ann Marie Walker and Amy K, Rogers. I am glad that the love between Allie and Hudson persevered through time and drama and plain 'ol everyday nonsense and  for them to get their very own HEA. So, if I had to rank this one I would give it a solid 3-star rating and would recommend anyone who is a fan of Allie and Hudson and happy endings, to skip on over an read Reclaim Me by Ann Marie Walker and Amy K, Rogers. Besides, you could not have read books one and two of the Chasing Fire Series and not read the third and final installment.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Blog Tour: Slashed by Tracy Wolff

Extreme Risk # 3

By: Tracy Wolff

Releasing Sept 29th, 2015

Do nice guys always finish last? In the new Extreme Risk novel from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff, a burnt-out underdog and a vulnerable tomboy defy the pressure to be perfect and go after what they really want.

Bighearted and easygoing, Luc Jennings is falling behind in a family of serious overachievers. While he may be decent enough at snowboarding to turn pro and rack up some sponsors, he’s never topped any podiums—unlike his friends Z, Ash, and Cam. Luc’s always been head over heels for Cam Bradley, but she’s never seen him as anything more than a friend. Now, after years of coming in second, Luc can’t take it anymore—especially if it means watching Cam chase another guy.

Cam hangs out almost exclusively with dudes, and that’s fine by her. She’d much rather be shredding at the Olympics than primping in the mirror. Cam’s wildest dreams have a way of coming true—except when it comes to getting her longtime crush and best friend, Z Michaels, to notice her. Then her mother suddenly shows up after being gone for, like, ever, and Cam’s whole world comes crashing down. Desperate for a place to lay low, she turns to the one person who’s always had her back.

Try as he might to move on, Luc could never leave Cam hanging. He lets her crash at his place—and it isn’t long before she winds up in his bed. With Cam running scared and her icy facade starting to melt at last, Luc’s determined to finally win the only prize that matters.

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