Publisher: InterMix

Average Rating: 4.21


Review: Bully by Penelope Douglas

Posted 5 November, 2014 by Abbey in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Bully by Penelope Douglas

Once upon a time, Tate and Jared were the best of friends. They were inseparable. Until one day, Jared turned on Tate. He began turning her life into a nightmare. For unknown reasons, Jared started to bully her. Rumors  spread and pranks were pulled. It all made high school a terrible experience for Tate, so she decides to go to France for a year. When she returns, she is determined to have a new attitude. She resolves to not only stand up for herself, but to fight back too. I had serious problems with this book. The biggest issue I had with it is that it’s a romance novel. For two years, Jared did everything in his power to make Tate miserable. I can’t believe Tate would date him after all of the stuff that he did to her. Yes, he had his issues, but that doesn’t make what he did okay. I knew what the story was going to be about before I started reading it, I just didn’t expect the material to bother me as much as it did. Tate was one of the only redeeming aspects of this novel. It was great to see her become stronger and stand up to Jared. It felt like she forgave him too fast though. I’m not saying that she should have held a grudge against him forever, but with everything […]


Review: Whisper to Me by Christina Lee

Posted 29 July, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Whisper to Me by Christina Lee

Check out my review of All of You (Between Breaths #1) Check out my review of Before You Break (Between Breaths #2)  “The realization that I had fallen in love with Kai was so raw, so visceral, I felt it deep in my guy. It was so commanding that I pulled my knees toward my chest, my muscles stiff and aching from the effort. Kai was an essential part of my life. As central as the very air I breathed.” I have enjoyed every single one of Christina Lee’s Between Breaths novels and this one was no exception. This novel follows Rachel as she ventures back to her hometown for break. What her friends in the other novels don’t know is that Rachel had an accident before she left for college—an accident that almost left her dead and left her boyfriend-less. But as break goes on, the secrets that Rachel has tried so hard to keep, including her friendship with her best friend’s brother, Kai, are close to being revealed. This novel was different than the others because it involved some major secret keeping and it took place outside of the university that the main characters attend. This novel gave you the thrill of Rachel’s secret being kept and wondering just how long she would be able to keep it. These secrets, of course, also created some drama that kept the novel […]


Review: Believe by Erin McCarthy

Posted 13 February, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: Believe by Erin McCarthy

Check out my review of True (True Believers #1) Check out my review of Sweet (True Believers #2)  “My smile grew wider. So the perfect boyfriend became even more perfect. He was sketching me.” “Which was selfish and stupid, so I shoved that thought aside and focused on her, what she needed, not me, what I needed. That’s what you do when you love someone. You put them first, even when your insides were boiling like lava.”  “Phoenix slouched, the new shoes propped next to his feel, a Rolling Stones T-shirt lying on his chest.  He puckered his lips at me, asking for a kiss. He was so damn cute, how could I resist that?” I loved the previous two companion novels in this series, True and Sweet. I couldn’t resist requesting it when I saw Robin’s story on Netgalley. This novel was relatively great. Although there wasn’t an action-y plot going on, due to the novel being contemporary, it wasn’t boring in the least. This novel brought together very different people and somehow managed to make them work. “‘I don’t mind you being there. In fact, I would like that very much. In fact, I like you very much.’ It was official. I was falling in love with him. He was just so…intense, in a good way. And after the night before and that morning, it felt so natural to […]


Review: Sweet by Erin McCarthy

Posted 14 January, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Sweet by Erin McCarthy

Check out my review of True (True Believers #1) Favorite Quote(s): “That isn’t science. Though arguably, we were following evolution and both sought out a partner we perceived was a strong candidate, who could protect us.’” “‘Holy crap!’ Horror rushed over me. I had been okay with thinking it was a weird werewolf or a monster from a video game or a comic. But the devil? The Big S? The ultimate demon of all demons? ‘How am I supposed to cuddle on your chest knowing my head is resting on Lucifer?’” Favorite Character: Riley. First Line: “I couldn’t go home for the summer.” My Musings: Sweet is the companion novel to True, and follows Rory’s friend Jessica Sweet during holiday break. See, Jessica refused to go home to her judgmental, over-the-top Christian family, and instead told them that she would be building houses in Appalachia. Instead, Jessica really stays in Cincinnati in a sublet apartment. The problem is, she has a week between leaving the dorms and getting her apartment. However, when Tyler Mann offers her a place at their house, Jessica takes up on his offer–even though she’ll have to stay with Tyler’s older brother Riley, who Jessica can’t stand. “He looked up and studied me, very serious. ‘Jessica?’ ‘Yes?’ ‘I mustache you a question.’ My lip twitched. ‘Let me mullet over.’” Sweet was a fantastic and funny novel. Jessica and […]


Review: Before You Break by Christina Lee

Posted 31 December, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Before You Break by Christina Lee

Check out my review of All of You (Between Breaths #1) Favorite Quote(s): “‘We all have moments we wish we could take back,’ I said. ‘Our actions may change the course of somebody’s life, without us even realizing it.’” Favorite Character: Quinn. First Line: “‘Daddy, please. I…I need to see Christopher,’ I sobbed. ‘I need to be with him.’” My Musings: Before You Break is the companion novel to All of You by Christina Lee. Before You Break follows Avery’s best friend and roommate Ella as she struggles with her grief over her late brother’s suicide, while also helping TSU baseball player Daniel Quinn overcome the grief that he feels from losing his best friend in a car accident. Before You Break was a much deeper, more profound novel that All of You. Before You Break deals with some pretty heavy stuff that left my heart bleeding. What I liked about this novel is that the male lead was the one who was broken the most. Don’t get me wrong, Ella had a few struggles of her own, but she was the rock of this novel and their relationship. But seeing the guilt and the grief that Quinn was facing was enlightening to me in regards with the way people think and the way that people grieve. It was hard to read at times, the feeling were so overwhelming. But I believe […]


Review: All of You by Christina Lee

Posted 19 December, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: All of You by Christina Lee

Favorite Quote(s): “‘There’s a saying that goes like this: The hourglass freezes in moments of sorrow. Races along in moments of bliss.’ He spun and pulled me to my feet. Cupping my cheeks, he gazed into my eyes. ‘The very concept of time is a demand. That you own it, savor it, mean it. Before you waste it…or it wastes you.’” Favorite Character: Bennett! He’s so sweet. First Line: “Love was like a loaded gun.” My Musings: This contemporary binge has led me to uncover some fantastic new novels. This was one of them. I got this novel a while back on Netgalley, but I never felt the drive to read it until now. I’m actually kind of sad that I held off for so long. All of You follows Avery Michaels, a nursing student with a penchant for one night stands. She doesn’t like losing control, so she takes it–in the form of hookups. But it’s been working for her, so she finds no need to stop. That is, until she meets Bennett Reynolds. Bennett is her new upstairs neighbor: tattooed, hot, and a virgin. That’s right, he’s been holding off for the right girl. So when Avery tries to bed him, he turns her down. But soon, they start growing closer. But Bennett is clear that he’s looking for something more than a one night of pleasure. But Avery isn’t […]


Review: True by Erin McCarthy

Posted 27 August, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: True by Erin McCarthy

Favorite Quote(s):  “For real? This was the guy Jessica had described as so hard-core? Who worked out with weights and came from a bad part of town and had his penis pierced? He wanted to get me a clean shirt.” “‘You plan on making out with someone later?’ ‘That depends on you.’ ‘Oh, yeah?’ He raised an eyebrow. ‘Yeah. If you behave yourself.’ ‘Wow. Getting sassy, aren’t you?’ ‘I am, aren’t I?’ I asked in amazement. ‘I didn’t know I knew how to do that.’ Tyler snorted. ‘You’re cute, you know that?’” “He shook his head with a smile. ‘You’re a little punk sometimes. How come I’m the only one who sees that?’ Because no one else ever bothered to look.” “‘I don’t ever want to be with anyone but you,’ he murmured into my hair, kissing my temple. I could feel my smile in the dark. ‘Are we Facebook Official then?’ ‘We’re more than that. We’re the real deal.’ ‘True,’ I said, sliding my foot over his. ‘We are.’” Favorite Character: Rory! First Line: “Getting drunk was not in my plans for Friday night.” My Musings: So I got this novel a while ago on Netgalley, and it’s been sitting in my kindle app for a bit. I have seen great reviews of this novel, but I really wasn’t up to reading any more New Adult contemporaries the past […]