Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Kissing In Cars by Sara Ney - Review

The first word that comes to mind to describe this book is adorable!!  The story, the characters and even the cover are all absolutely adorable!!  It was a great feel-good story about a teenage relationship that was very realistic and not overly agnsty, (which is typical of YA books).  

I enjoyed getting into the heads of the two main characters with the alternating point of views.  The main female character, Molly wasn't a "damsel in distress" type.  She was confident (most of the time) and knew what and who she wanted, all the while being a typical teenage girl. Weston, the main male character was VERY confident, maybe too confident at times.  Well, he is a teenage boy who is very attractive (of course!) and the high school hockey star.  It's hard not to be.  But he was also very sweet and made me swoon quite often!!  How come boys weren't like that in my high school, college, or even post college??? Oh right, that's why it's called fiction.  ;)

I loved the funny, quirky quotes at the beginning of each chapter that related to one of the characters.  One of my favorites was:

 "Sometimes your Knight in Shining armor is really just a douchebag in tin foil - Jenna, who saw it on pinterest".

The ease of the writing and the flow of the story kept me invested and I didn't want to put it down.  If I could have stayed up all night reading, I would have.  Instead I took every opportunity I had to read.  Before work, during lunch, after work, at the car dealership....  Waiting to get my car serviced was a lot less painful when I had this book to keep me company.

This is definitely a story I will re-read whenever I need a pick me up.  You can't help but get in a good mood while living in Molly and Weston's world.  

My Rating:
4 Hockey Playing Book Boyfriends

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Letting Go by Maya Banks - Review

I was privileged to receive an advanced copy of Maya Banks's newest novel which is available today, Letting Go (The Surrender Trilogy) in exchanged for an honest review.  

Joss mourned the loss of her husband, Carson for three years.  Finally she decides to move on and live the life that she craved and one that he couldn't give her.  Little did she know Carson's best friend and business partner, Dash could give her everything she wanted and more.  He pined after Joss for years, but out of respect for Carson and their marriage, he never made a move. But after Carson's unfortunate and tragic death it was only time before he would go after what he wanted and he would stop at nothing until she was his completely.   Now she has a choice to move forward with Dash or live with the ghost of her dead husband.

Just like her other books, Maya Banks, has a way of making Dominate/Submissive relationship beautiful and loving and not demeaning or degrading.  Despite the somewhat controlling and seemingly harsh relationship, there is a sweet love story between Joss and Dash that will make you swoon.  They may not have a lifestyle I wish to follow,  but it makes for an entertaining story with a lot of HEAT.  I haven't read a Maya Banks book in awhile and had forgotten the steam that emanates off the pages!!  

I also forgot once you get captivated in a Maya Banks story and think you know what's next then...BAM something happens and takes you by surprise!  There was no exception in this story and I was worried I would be disappointed in the outcome, but she didn't fail me and I had a smile on my face while I turned the last page.

As a bonus you get the beginning of the next book in the series (Yay! It's another trilogy!!!).  The next book focuses on Joss's sister-in-law, (Carson's sister) Kylie.  She has a dark past that was lightly touched on in Letting Go (The Surrender Trilogy).  Kylie has voiced that she does not agree with Dom/Sub relationship because of the abuse she endured as a child.  And the new business partner who's taking over her brother's position and she'll be working for, practices that lifestyle.  Do I sense a recipe for a budding relationship and drama????  I am very intrigued to see how the one this will work out.  Who's going to give in??

My Rating:  4 Book Boyfriends