Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Average Rating: 4.19


Review: Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

Posted 26 March, 2015 by Jessi Elliott in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

Since reading Maybe Someday I knew that I wanted to know more about Warren and Bridgette, secondary characters featured in Hoover’s bestselling romance about two people who make music together and fall in love. When I found out that Colleen had written a story for them, a novella to Maybe Someday I knew I had to hop on that! When a girl moves into the apartment Warren and Ridge live in, and Warren has to share a bathroom with her, you just know shit is going to go down. Not only is she a hot Hooters waitress, but she was also filmed in a porno…. a porno that Warren spends the entirety of the book searching for by watching every single porn movie he can. Talk about dedication, right? Bridgette has had a pretty terrible upbringing and has vowed against ever loving someone romantically, and so Warren pretty much walks all over that and turns her life upside down when he won’t let her screw him at night and ignore him during the day. As trashy as the relationship between Warren and Bridgette seems in Maybe Someday and even so in Maybe Not, I get it. I understand why she refuses to open up and accept what she is feeling. However, that only made watching as Warren cracked her open that much more romantic. Her character dynamic clashed with Warren’s in just the right […]


Review: Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Posted 26 February, 2015 by Jessi Elliott in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Love Story by Jennifer Echols

The moment I found out this story was based around two characters writing about each other I. Was. Hooked. Basically, the main character Erin is living my dream (somewhat). She is living in New York City, majoring in Creative Writing, and working in a café. All is well (aside from the fact her dear old grandmother snubbed her trust fund because she wouldn’t major in business and take over the family farm because she wanted to pursue her dream), and she is enjoying her Creative Writing class. Until she’s written a story inspired from her past, where she gets her happy ending with the guy she loves. Except this guy is real, he stole her inheritance and now he’s in her Creative Writing class. Hunter. Ohh, Hunter. He’s… well one of the most impossible and perfect book boyfriends I’ve come across. He doesn’t mind at all that he stole Erin’s entire life, but at the same time I just could not hate him. Maybe it was because he was a writer. And hot. He was a huge part of Erin’s past and now that he was back in it (whether she wanted him there or not), I figured it was only a matter of time before they got together. When they went to the horse race with the rest of the gang there were some definite sparks and I got […]


Mini-Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker

Posted 21 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker

Check out my review of Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths #1) Check out my review of One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths #2) Four Seconds to Lose was another great installment to the Ten Tiny Breaths series. Four Seconds to Lose followed the illusive strip club owner, Caine. Charlie, a girl trying to escape her past, gets a job at Caine’s strip club in order to get money fast. Neither of them intended to catch feelings. Charlie was a strong female character. She was dealing with a ton of stuff. She was the type of character that I would want to get to know: strong-willed and good. Caine was a sweetheart. He was caring and protective, but he also had his bad-boy side that came as a result to his past. The two of them together were absolutely explosive. I loved both their sweet and sexy scenes alike. They had a real emotional connections. Moreover, the plot was heart pounding. Charlie brought with her a danger element to the plot, and as a result, this book was more high stakes than the other ones. There was a certain action element present here that was absent in the Cleary sisters’ stories. This aspect made for a very entertaining novel. Four Seconds to Lose was a great read: romance and action! About K.A. Tucker Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at […]


Blog Tour Review: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echol..

Posted 7 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

I had been eyeing this series for a while now, with Biggest Flirts having caught my attention when it came out, so I jumped on the opportunity to read this companion novel. Perfect Couple was a pretty cute and fluffy contemporary young adult novel. It followed main charter Harper, the weird photographer for her school yearbook, who was paired with football star Brody in the Perfect Couple That Never Was superlative. The awarding of that title pretty much spurred on the feelings that the two had been harboring for each other, and they decide that if the school thought they should be together, that they would give it a try. Perfect Couple wasn’t dry or anything. It was pretty entertaining. However, it wasn’t anything special in terms of plot or characters. It wasn’t boring, by any means, but it wasn’t necessarily a completely captivating read. Harper was actually not my favorite character to read. I was constantly rolling my eyes at both her narration and her actions–she came off as quite childish for a majority of the novel, with it getting to almost unbearable near the climax of the story. She was a pushover but at the same time, she was almost paranoid of what other people thought of her. She let other people’s opinions change who she was, and that was a trait that I did not like about […]


Review: Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Posted 3 November, 2014 by Abbey in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Isobel Lanley and Varen Nethers run in different crowds. As a cheerleader, she hangs out with her squad and the jocks, while he’s friends with the outcasts. Their differences have caused them to have horrible opinions of each other. Needless to say, they are less than thrilled when they get paired together for an English project. However, as they spend time working on it, they start to see a different side of each other.  Before long, Isobel finds herself being drawn into Varen’s dark, strange world. Her life begins to change when weird things start taking place around her. I’ve never read anything like Nevermore. The book was unbelievably unique. Creagh created characters and a world that had me intrigued from the very first line.  Nevermore has around 550 pages. Despite that, I finished it in a day. I just couldn’t put it down. They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and that’s definitely true for Isobel. At first glance, Isobel is the stereotypical cheerleader. Vain and judgmental are just a couple of the qualities she seems to possess at the beginning of the book. As the pages turn, however, it becomes evident that she doesn’t quite live up to the stereotype. There’s a lot more to her than what meets the eye. Varen might just top my list of book boys. He was that great. The […]


Review: One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker

Posted 9 October, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker

Check out my review of Ten Tiny breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths #1) “Life has a funny way of creating it’s own tests. It throws curve balls that make you do and think and feel things that are in direct conflict with what you had planned and don’t allow you to operate in terms of black and white.” I enjoyed Tucker’s novel about Livie’s sister, Kacey, so I wanted to read Livie’s story. I am going to start by saying that Livie’s story is immensely different than Kacey’s partly because Livie’s coping mechanism was the complete opposite of Kacey’s. Regardless of this, there was still just as much emotional baggage as Ten Tiny Breaths. Livie’s story takes place, for the most part, at Princeton, which is where I’ll be going to school in the fall. Going into the novel, I had a feeling that the continuities between Princeton in real life and Princeton in this story would be nonexistent and that this story would be harder to read for me because it wasn’t accurate. Although there were mild distinctions, I was for the most part impressed with Tucker’s portrayal of Princeton. She put in the research to make sure that it was portrayed accurately. Moving on to the plot, I didn’t quite like the characters or their actions as much as I did in Ten Tiny Breaths. These characters had some […]


Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

Posted 7 October, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

“‘Our past isn’t who we are. I’m me and you’re you and that’s who we need to be.’” I’ve actually had this one sitting on my kindle account for some time. My sister read it and loved it so I decided to finally give it a try! Kacey Cleary’s life is basically destroyed–four years ago a drunk driving accident killed her parents, boyfriend, best friend, and almost her. That was the day her life ended. The only thing she had to hold onto after her year in the hospital recovering was her little sister Livie. So when her Uncle appears to be close to sexually abusing Livie, Kacey takes her and flees to Miami. There, she meets Storm, who works at a strip club and takes her under her wing. She also meets her neighbor Trent, who seems to want to protect her. But both Kacey and Trent are hiding secrets–ones that can tear them apart forever. This novel was definitely interesting enough to keep my interest. There was a lot of emotional drama, especially from Kacey. It was nice to see how she dealt with it while also trying to give Livie a good life. The pacing was fantastic and there were definitely some things that I wasn’t expecting. And there was a total, mind-numbing shock as everything came to a head, something that total threw me into a […]


Review: In Her Wake by K.A. Tucker

Posted 6 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: In Her Wake by K.A. Tucker

Check out my review of Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths #1) Check out my review of One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths #2) Check out my review of Four Seconds to Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3) I really enjoyed Trent and Kacey’s story and I was interested to see what went down with the accident that changed both of their lives. In Her Wake revolves around Cole Reynolds a bit before and after the car accident that took six people’s lives and set the stage for Ten Tiny Breaths. I felt that this novel gave a really good insight into who Cole was before the accident and how he dealt with the aftermath. We see more of characters that we met briefly in Ten Tiny Breaths and we see characters who aren’t in the following novel. This installment gave a closer glimpse at what led up to the events in Ten Tiny Breaths. Cole’s story was absolutely captivating. There wasn’t really one in this novel. It mainly revolved around Cole, even though we meet his girlfriend of the time and we see a little bit of Kacey Cleary, the main character in Ten Tiny Breaths. This novella really allowed me to sympathize with Cole. Reading the main novel, we don’t really hear his side of the story on what went down that fatal night. I can admit that I […]


Review: Through to You by Lauren Barnholdt

Posted 18 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Through to You by Lauren Barnholdt

Through to You was the typical young adult contemporary romance–good girl, bad boy who is hiding secrets that threaten to tear them apart. There wasn’t anything that was absolutely special about this novel’s plot. Even though, it was still entertaining. Although it wasn’t something new and exciting, it held my attention nonetheless. The plot was engaging and interesting, just not downright thrilling. Harper was the typical good girl. She’s straight-laced, doesn’t get into trouble. That is, until Penn Mattingly leaves a note on her desk telling her he liked her sparkle. Harper was a pretty relatable character. There wasn’t really anything to dislike about her. She was friendly and overall good and had no annoying habits or an annoying voice. I didn’t feel a heart-deep connection with her character, but she definitely wasn’t a bad one to read. Penn also fit the stereotype of bad boy well, even though he wasn’t nearly as bad as he wanted people to believe he was. Penn was hiding secrets about things that happened to him that really affected his life in a not-so-great way. He was definitely charming. He felt more like a good-bad-boy to me than an actual bad boy. The baggage that he was lugging definitely wasn’t too heavy in the realm of book bad-boys. That made his character stand out among the throes of bad boys in young adult literature. […]


Blog Tour Review: #scandal by Sarah Ockler

Posted 14 June, 2014 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review: #scandal by Sarah Ockler

The premise of this novel is pretty straight-forward. Someone uploads compromising pictures from an after-prom party to the main character, Lucy’s, Facebook, framing her as the perpetrator. Everyone in her school turns against her including her best friend Ellie after she sees pictures of Lucy kissing her ex-boyfriend, Cole. So Lucy sets out on a quest to find out who exactly framed her while avoiding the watchful eye of her principal and avoiding all the negativity that comes from her peers. #scandal was unlike anything that I’ve ever read before. For one, I have never read a novel that social media and networking were such a large part of. This alone made the novel very unique for me. In addition to this, the novel had a mystery vibe to it as Lucy tried to track down the person who stole her phone and uploaded those pictures. And there was a subplot of a social media gossip columnist, Miss Demeanor, and finding out their identity. For the most part, the things that happened in this novel were unexpected. I was able to figure out the Miss Demeanor identity, but the other one? Total shock. Unfortunately, the beginning of this novel was rather dull for me. It took a few chapters to get the ball rolling and the drama flaring but after that point it was steady sailing. Lucy was the main […]