Vengeance has a name, and her name is mine.
My role is to take action against the darkest men I’ve ever come across.
To kill them one at a time.
Until my list is complete.
And in doing so, I’m going to use my most powerful weapon—my body.
They ruined my life, and now it’s my turn to destroy theirs.
Even if it means a death sentence for me, each drop of blood will be deserving.
Each kill will be worthy of the price I may need to pay.
My name is Isadora, and my target is the Moretti Mafia.
Playette is a book best suited for readers who´re just getting into the dark romance niché. A beginner’s dark romance, if you will. A mafia romance for readers who just like the idea of a badass Heroine. Basically, anyone who isn´t me can read this book.
The story is, to my dismay, pretty much all over the place compared to other dark romances. There are parts of the story that deliver but as the story continues things take a nosedive. That, for me as a reader, is exhausting to deal with.
What´s also exhausting is when the Heroine, Isadora ( who spoke to me through the synopsis ) doesn´t live up to the “ I´m a woman seeking vengeance” theme: A woman on a mission should be On. A. Mission. All I encountered was a character with an attitude who just so happened to kill on the side. It´s much like a “Here´s my shit. Deal with it.” style of book with characters who´re desperately trying to be badasses ( because… the Mafia, you know?)
Still, I´m not going to shit all over this book because to tell you the truth- It wasn´t God-awful. Playette is not for me ( because I´m picky and have high standards ) but I can definitely see why many others would love this book.
The Cover – 3 Stars: The cover is much darker than the story is.
The Story – 3 Stars: Oooh, how promising the story felt but in the end, it was just another romance with a few deaths.
The Characters- 2 Stars:A no from me. I didn´t like any of them, especially the Heroine.
My emotional state after finishing this read – * sigh * I´m okay.
Playette is a standalone and can be purchased online here.
A woman’s journey through tragedy leads to the discovery of love in a novel about hope and survival by New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee.
When a wildfire nearly destroys Parker Sinclair’s family home, it’s just one more disaster to add to her mountain of stress. For the past two years, she has shouldered the responsibility of raising her younger brother and sister after their parents’ untimely deaths. Forced to leave college for a crappy job that barely pays the bills, Parker manages her family property, which consumes every aspect of her life. Now winter is coming and the forecast isn’t spreading sunshine on the dark cloud over her head. The last thing Parker needs is a mudslide destroying everything she has worked so hard to maintain.
Colin Hudson’s job as a public works supervisor is to protect Parker’s property and neighborhood from further damage. But it’s a little hard when the owner of the land is a control freak who tries to do everything herself. The hardworking, attractive young woman is far from the “hot mess” she claims to be. In fact, her tight grip of control is one of the things that attract him the most. It’s also the hardest to crack. Now Colin’s working overtime to help Parker open up her heart, trust him, and let him in.
As Parker and Colin work together to keep her home and neighborhood safe, they may be in for another disaster. Or they may just realize that sometimes it takes destruction to create something new.
**Because of the very informative book description there will be no need for me to add my own version of a description or include other story details.**
Would I recommend this book? Yes! My Way To You is an emotional romance that pulls at heartstrings. It´s a story you never knew you needed to have on your bookshelf!
Would I reread this book?Without a doubt, yes!
The Cover – 4 Stars: I like it. It´s neutral and friendly. Easy on the eye but still an eye-catcher.
The Story – 5 Stars: Well told! Well written.
The Characters – 5 Stars: I loved Parker and Colin as individuals but also adored them as a couple. They worked so beautifully together as a team, conquering their struggles as their relationship developed.
My emotional state after finishing this read – In love.
`My Way To You`( Canyon Creek #1 ) by author Catherine Bybee is available for purchase on Amazon.com.
`Home To Me` ( Canyon Creek #2 ) is available for pre-order on Amazon.com
Break the new girl. That should be easy, right? Trash like her doesn’t belong at Burberry Prep. No, Marnye Reed is going down, and we plan to make a spectacle out of it. Let’s see who can make her fall in love first. Bet’s on. Any takers?
Take on the filthy rich boys. They’re the idols of the school, veritable gods on earth. Old Money. New money. A rising star. These guys are nothing like the ones at my old school. I might come from nothing, but I’m determined to be someone, and I won’t let them get in my way. They say they’ll make my life a living hell; I think they mean to keep that promise.
***FILTHY RICH BOYS is a 97,000 word reverse harem/mature high school bully romance novel. This is book one of four in the series. Contains foul language and sexual scenes; any sex featured is consensual.
Ooookay. So, this book was a little like Stephen King´s Carrie and Cruel Intentions in one book.
A school filled with vicious little cunts who all bow down to 3 majestic cunts referred to as the Idols. Insert a normal young girl who has actual life goals. Majestic cunts feel bothered by the normal girl. Then all hell breaks loose. This pretty much sums the story up. Was it good? In a way, yeah. But then again, I had such a hard time wrapping my head around a few things.
First off- The author´s note.
This author´s note/warning is a little late. I already bought the book.
Why does this feel like an apology?
Why does this feel like the author is trying to avoid negativity?
The author spoiled her own book before it even started. I don´t mind but I can already hear half the romance community throwing a shit fit. If not from the author´s note then definitely when they read the prologue ( You´re welcome )
Since when do readers need such a detailed explanation about a story before having read the damn thing? I understand that this is a kind gesture but is it really necessary? I think not. Or is the reading world unable to handle the unknown?
But on a positive note- The map that´s inlcuded does give this book a nice touch.
Filthy Rich Boys by C. M. Stunich is a high school bully, reverse harem romance that´ll render any rational thinking person speechless.
Personally, I thought everything was okay except for the characters. I wasn´t able to warm up to them. I had a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that these elite kids were 15. The shit they pulled off was just too bogus for their age and my taste. They were too intelligent for their own good.
The reverse harem bit… Weeeell, if you ask me I´d say this book doesn´t need that label because a girl having a fling with more than one guy isn´t worthy of a label ( unless there´s some real harem business going on in the next books ).
All in all not a terrible read. I can definitely see why many romance readers would love this type of book. It´s filled with drama and heartbreak.
Would I recommend this book? To bookish nitpickers- No. But I definitely would recommend this book to anyone who can´t get enough of rich asshole bad boys. I promise- In this book, they come in threes!
Would I reread this book? Who knows what the future brings.
Will I continue the series? I´m currently not rushing to Amazon to buy book #2. I really didn´t feel enough vibes to want to continue with the story.
The Cover – 4 Stars: White, gray and gold. Elegant color combo. I like, I like.
The Story – 3 Stars: Well written. Well though out. At times cringe worthy. But that´s what a reader gets when reading a bully romance.
The Characters – 2 Stars: The Heroine could´ve been better. The asshole trio needed an enema they´d never forget. Everyone needed to be older than 15 because I wasn´t convinced.
My emotional state after finishing this read – Enlightened.
On the heels of a devastating loss, Evelyn fights to put her life back together.
Only … part of her husband belongs to another woman, and the devil owns her soul.
“If you tell her the lie, I will tell her the truth.”
When her best friend goes to great lengths to protect Evelyn from destruction and devastation, mistakes are made, lines are crossed, and all trust is shattered.
“We weren’t unbreakable.
I just needed to believe we weren’t unrepairable.”
Don’t miss the explosive conclusion to this unforgettable thriller by Jewel E. Ann, bestselling author of The Transcend Series.
Screw whatever I said in my review for book #1, The Life That Mattered by author Jewel E. Ann. All confusion and mixed feelings vanished after having read The Life You Stole, book #2 from The Life Series.
Holy shitcakes… this was an intense read. So much drama, so much emotional pain, so many crippling highs and lows. I wanted it all to end but the bookish sadist in me wanted more!
There was only one thing that bothered me. Something this story could´ve lived without. The supernatural bit. Have you ever seen the movie 1996 movie Phenomenon? The one with John Travolta? This story is similar to the movie only with a focus on romance and friendship ( and lies, heartbreak, betrayal, money, death, sex, snow, power, etc ).
I like to think the story would´ve been perfectly fine without the supernatural bit. It certainly would´ve been just as painfully emotional. But other than that, I can´t complain. I´ve been through bookish hell and back with this read. That´s exactly what I want when reading a book.
Would I recommend this book? Yes! I think, even if I thought book #1 was slow, it was the perfect build up for what happened in bok #2. A necessary calm before the storm, if you will. A reader gets a slow-burn romantic start with a shit – has – properly – hit – the – fan romantic ending. It´s a romance, y´all.
Would I reread this book? I´ll definitely reread bits of book #2 in the near future just to torture myself a little.
The Cover: 3 Stars– Still not my cup of tea. At least it matches the cover of book #1.
The Story: 4 Stars – A little over the top but still enjoyable. Certain scenes are very intense. Disliked the supernatural addition.
The Characters: 5 Stars –* standing ovation * Great character development. Loved Evelyn and Lila.
My emotional state after finishing this read: So pooped that I need a large cocktail.
The Life You Stole by Jewel E. Ann is available on Amazon.com
A beautiful quote fitting for most book lovers. There´s just something magical about reading. Whether it´s a romance, horror, Young Adult or a fantasy novel… There´s always magic waiting to reach our hearts and minds.
The other day I had a lovely chat with a fellow book blogger about books. We covered everything book related. At some point, I asked about her current read. She refused to tell me.
“I´d rather not say.”
What?! I mean, come on. We´re not sharing intimate secrets with each other. I don´t want to know how many people you´ve buried in your backyard. It´s just a book. When I asked why she answered with this:
“Because you´ll just make fun of me.”
If the book blogger knew me better she´d have known I don´t judge people´s reading tastes. Never have and never will. I would never want to make any reader feel guilty for the books they read or the genres they enjoy.
It was clear someone must have done this or else the book blogger would´ve been more forthcoming with the book title.
The book blogger, a grown woman, was shamed after mentioning her favorite books-The Twilight Saga – in an online book group. Book lovers book shamed a book lover?
I´ll admit, I don´t have the hots for the Twilight books. I read them. I saw the appeal. I never belonged to the fan brigade, though. I even watched the movies ( which weren´t my cup of tea, either ). But does that give me the right to shit on someone´s favorite books? Absolutely not. Anyone who comes to my house and takes a good look at my bookshelf will see the Twilight Saga– all four books. So?
I read 50 Shades of Grey because I was told the sex in the books was out of this world ( I´m a HUGE fan of book sex ). I ended up actually liking the story. Shit on my reading tastes, for all I care- It doesn´t change the fact that the story wasn´t the worst that´s ever been published.
90% of the books I read are considered worthless by all sorts of self-proclaimed book experts because they´re not ” proper literature “.
When someone mentions a book or a genre I´m not a fan of then I won´t shame them. Instead, I´ll just think “Oh, so she/he likes vampire romances/smut/whatever. That´s interesting“. Because that´s just what it is- Interesting. Different people, different tastes.
It´s the fact that you´re reading that´s important. Not the book or genre.
From what I´ve gathered, many book people like to hold the “You´re not a true bookworm if you haven´t read…” card in people´s faces. I´m sorry, but YOU DO NOT have to read Jane Austen´s books or Kafka´s works in order to call yourself a proper bookworm. You´re still one if you stick with modern novels only. YOU READ an old ham when and if you feel like it.
This really ticks me off because the emotional damage these people cause is unbelievable.
There are popular and less popular books and book genres. Romance is the least popular book genre ( yet it´s the most profitable ). Knowing that will not keep me from reading romances. I do not read certain books for the sake of wanting to belong.
“Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part, I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.”
If your passion is YA fiction then I´m more than happy to share the excitement with you, even if I´m not as passionate about the genre as you are. The same applies to every other genre or book.
Book shaming is such a shameful act. How highly these book people must think of themselves when they attack someone´s reading tastes. And how little they know about the effects their words have on others.
To people who book shame…
My hope for the future is that the book community finds a way to respect one another and their reading choices. This book-universe can be such a beautiful place if we all allow it to be.
After a while, the book blogger FINALLY revealed the book title she didn´t want to share.