Wednesday, 28 May 2014

(ARC) Book Review (335): Rebel (Reboot #2) - Amy Tintera

Rebel (Reboot #2)

**Warning Contains Spoilers From The First Book**

Rebel is the second book in Amy Tintera's amazing Reboot series.

Told through the dual perspectives of Wren (one-seventy-eight) and Callum (twenty-two), we pick up right where we left off at the end of Reboot, Wren and Callum have escaped their HARC facility whilst also breaking out all the Reboots from the Austin facility as well.

Making it to the Reservation, a place that was believed to be more myth than reality, they all find themselves overjoyed to finally be free from HARC and in a place where it's just Reboots, with no humans to be seen.

Run by a Reboot named Micah (one-sixty-three) who was experimented on by HARC for many years, anti HARC and humans, he believes himself superior because of his number, but he soon starts to show his true colors, when one of Wren's friends finds herself being punished by him for not seeing things his way Wren and Callum realise how cruel he actually is.

Micah doesn't take to kindly to Wren stopping the punishment, added to the fact that she and the rest of the Reboots she arrived with are against his plans of eliminating all humans and it isn't long before he gets his revenge.

In the absence of Wren, Callum really steps it up in this book, with everybody looking to him for guidance and leadership, he finally feels like he's more than just Wren's boyfriend, although he'd much rather leave the fighting to her.

With quite a few new characters to love or loathe, Rebel is as exciting as Reboot was, and while I'm unsure as to whether or not this series is a duology or a trilogy I'm pretty happy with the way this book ended, whether it's the end or not I look forward to reading whatever Amy writes and releases in the future, she has definitely become an auto-buy author for me.

A wonderful series with excellent world building and a plot that will keep you intrigued and thirsty for more, there's nothing that I can fault, brilliant all round.

I give this 5/5 stars.

Hi! I’m Amy Tintera, and I write novels for young adults. I grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in journalism. After receiving a masters in film at Emerson College I moved to Los Angeles, where I promptly discovered I didn’t enjoy working in the film industry, and went back to my first love, writing.
REBOOT and REBEL are published by HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Film rights have been optioned by Fox, and the books have sold in ten countries.

Monday, 19 May 2014

(ARC) Book Review (334): After The End (After The End #1) - Amy Plum

After the End (After the End #1)

Publication: 6th May 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 336
Genre: Paranormal
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
She’s searching for answers to her past. They’re hunting her to save their future.

World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They've survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there.

At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life.

When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie.

Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she's trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.
My Thoughts.
I loved this book, it was filled with action, magic, betrayal and romance.

After The End is hard to put into any one genre, I know from the cover and the title that most people think that it's a dystopian (and I did too before reading it myself) but that can't be further from the truth.
It certainly has it's paranormal aspects but it's also a contemporary as well.

Following Juneau (I have no idea how to pronounce this name so in my head it's Juno) who lives with her Father and a clan of people in Alaska close to Mount Denali, safe from the rest of the world after World War 3 and it's destruction, they live a quiet life led by their clan leader Whit, the children are taught from an early age about connecting to the Yara (a magic dependent on nature and connection to the Earth) to be able to conjure and read things, Juneau is training to one day be the Sage (clan leader) and so is depended on for all sorts of tasks, which is how she finds herself off hunting one day and on her return discovers that the whole clan has been kidnapped, so she sets off to find and rescue them.

Stepping over the boundary of their land which they've been forbidden to do in case of nuclear fallout from the war, Juneau soon discovers that what she and all the rest of the clan were told and were led to believe was one big lie, there was never any war and the rest of the world has been going along as per normal all that time, ever since Whit moved them all to their home in Alaska in 1984, realising that her whole life has been a lie, she commandeers Miles a boy whose name she got from an Oracle to transport her to where she needs to go, not knowing that he is the son of the head of a large pharmaceutical company and he's planning on delivering her to his Dad who is one of a group of two people who are after her for the knowledge she has about some drug that her clan used and they will stop at nothing to get it.

After a while Miles starts to have second thoughts about taking her to his Dad, although at first he believes she's crazy he soon starts to believe her story, and it's not long before they develop feelings for one another.

But with two different groups after her, and the betrayal of a clan member will she ever be able to get to the rest of her clan to rescue them, or will Juneau find herself captured before then, unable to save anyone?

The concept that Amy has created is so well done, it will keep you on your toes and after the ending you'll find yourself desperate to get your hands on a copy of the second book.

A fantastic story with well written characters and even better world building, a great start to this new series.

I give this 4/5 stars.

Amy Plum is the author of DIE FOR ME, a YA series set in Paris. The first three books—DIE FOR ME, UNTIL I DIE, and IF I SHOULD DIE—are international bestsellers, and have been translated into eleven different languages. The fourth book is an eNovella, entitled DIE FOR HER. The first book of Amy’s new series, AFTER THE END, releases in May 2014.
After being raised in Birmingham, Alabama, in a rather restrictive environment, AMY PLUM escaped to Chicago to an even more restrictive environment at a university that expelled people for dancing. (And where she was called to the dean’s office for “wearing too much black”.) After all of that restrictiveness, she was forced to run far far away, specifically to Paris, France, where she only wore black and danced all she wanted.
After five years in Paris, she ventured to London, where she got an M.A. in Medieval Art History, specializing in Early Sienese Painting (1260-1348) mainly because it promised almost no hope of finding a paying job afterward.
Amy managed to find work in the world of art and antiques in New York. But after almost a decade of high-pressure lifestyle in the Big Apple, she swapped her American city for a French village of 1300 inhabitants.
After signing with HarperCollins for the DIE FOR ME series, Amy left her job as an English professor at Tours University to write full-time. She now lives in Paris with her two children.
She is a huge fan of Edward Gorey and Maira Kalman (and collects both of their books and art), as well as David Sedaris, Amadeo Modigliani, and Ira Glass.
Website  You can also post questions and comments on my Facebook page.
My Goodreads page is here. My HarperCollins author microsite is here. My Amazon page is here. And here are my Tweets!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

(ARC) Book Review (333): Her Perfect Mate (X-Ops #1) - Paige Tyler

Her Perfect Mate (X-Ops #1)

Her Perfect Mate is a blend of action/adventure, romance with a paranormal aspect featuring shifters working for a secret government department named EVA, all rolled together to bring to life this fresh, exciting, edge of your seat story.

Ivy is a feline shifter who has not had much luck with work partners, after her previous two partners scorned her for what she was, she had no high hopes for her new partner Landon of special forces pulled from a mission to work with Ivy, but the sparks soon fly and the chemistry is hot between these two, if only there wasn't a rule forbidding them to be together.

Sent on various missions together which helps each other trust one another more, they battle their intense attraction to one another as well as the interference of fellow shifter Buchanan who has the hots for Ivy, unfortunately for him she doesn't reciprocate his feelings which only leads to fights between him and Landon, but when they are sent on a mission to investigate the rumors of a bioweapon being built are true, they find themselves in more trouble than they can handle, can they survive long enough to finally admit their feelings for one another or will it all be too late.

Paige has crafted a story that will have you intensely focused on nothing but this book, the characters are well written and fleshed out and the world building is so well done you don't feel like you've missed out on knowing anything, the concept was executed well and left me wanting more.
I look forward to continuing on with this series, I'm really anxious to know who's book is next.

Great book, highly recommended.

I give this book 4/5 stars.

Paige is a USA Today Bestselling Author. She graduated from The 
University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but 
decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, 
she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal, 
contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about 
strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty, independent women who fall 
for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, 
adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly 
panting for more.

She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live 
on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known 
as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided 
to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and 
the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.

When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, 
P90X, Yoga, Pilates, going to the beach, watching NFL football, 
watching movies and hanging out with her husband (not necessarily in 
that order!)

Some Fun Facts about Paige…
She loves anything and everything Disney related, and has pictures with every Disney character to prove it.

Her favorite Disney characters are Tigger, Pooh, Goofy and Tinkerbell.

She's addicted to dark chocolate, Pinterest and Sephora.

She'll tell you she's not exactly the outdoor type, but yet she loves the beach.

She studied ballet for twelve years.

She went to art school, and yes, figure drawing was her favorite class (probably because all the nude models were male!)

She collects Barbie Dolls, plush animals and Jim Shore Disney.

She's just as likely to have Rhianna, Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Ke$ha, Black Eyed Peas and LMFAO on her iPod as she is Billy Idol, 
Foreigner and Golden Earring (if you can dance to it, it's probably on there!)

Must-See TV :
Current Shows –Supernatural (she has a huge thing for Sam and Dean!)Bones (she has a thing for Booth, too!)The Walking Dead
Teen Wolf
Shows That Should Still Be On –Buffy the Vampire SlayerAngel (no other vamp comes close!)Charmed
Stargate Atlantis
 (one word - Ronan!)Kim Possible

On Her Bookshelf:Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters SeriesTracie Puckett's Just a Little SeriesJohanna Lindsey’s Book (all of them!)
Kat Martin’s 
Hot Rain and Nothing But VelvetShelley Thacker’s Into the SunsetStephanie Meyer's Twilight SeriesKelley Armstrong’s Otherworld SeriesJ.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter SeriesTracie Puckett's Jast a Little SeriesLisi Harrison's Monster High Series

Favorite Movies:Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Disney's Frozen
Marvel's The Avengers (Mostly because Thor was in it!)
Star Trek (the reboot rocks!)

Guys She’s Got a Thing For (Besides her hubby, of course, but that’s obvious!)Viggo Mortensen
David Boreanaz
Jensen Ackles
Jared Padelecki
Jason Momoa
Chris Hemsworth

Friday, 16 May 2014

(ARC) Book Review (332): Frisky Business - Tawna Fenske

Frisky Business

Publication: 6th May 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 352
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Appropriate: Adult
Marley Cartman is fed up with arrogant rich guys who treat her like garbage, so she vows to only date men with modest paychecks and a little dirt under their nails. 

Her new boss, William Barclay, is exactly the kind of man she's trying to avoid: an eccentric millionaire with duct shape shoes and an unexplained vendetta against her. 

But as Will and Marley butt heads over grumpy badgers and phallic artifacts, they discover that sometimes the opposite of what you want is exactly what you need.
My Thoughts.
Frisky Business is a hilarious romp of a contemporary romance, laugh out loud funny with a cast of characters that will leave you grinning and eager to read more.

I don't very often get to read romance books that have an element of comedy scattered throughout, the combination of that and the burgeoning relationship between our leads Marley and Will is what makes this book stand out.

From the first time these two meet I knew I was in for an enjoyable reading experience, the sexual innuendo's that were thrown into nearly every conversation were gold, to be able to do this tastefully takes some talent and Tawna has definitely managed to do this here.

Marley has a new plan for dating, only date those with a modest income more blue collar than the men she's dated or prime example her ex-fiancee, so of course when she meets Will scruffily dressed wearing slippers that are held together by duct tape volunteering at an animal shelter she's instantly attracted, of course it doesn't help that he's extremely attractive either, so after a bit of flirting and Marley adopting a dog they go their separate ways, Will soon discovers she forgot some paperwork and her dog's free kibble and offers to deliver them to her house, and it's not long till these two are making out.

So it comes as a bit of a surprise that on the first day of her new job as a Development Director at the Wildlife Sanctuary/Historical Society that she's in a meeting with the board of directors and the head of the board is none other than Will, or to be more precise William Barclay The Fifth, millionaire!
And to discover that there is no fraternising allowed between board members or directors, between that rule, the fact that Will is not as blue collar as Marley was led to believe although he acts and dresses as one, then that he has severe trust issues and if that wasn't enough some artifacts that Marley was waiting to have appraised go missing and she gets blamed for it, in amongst all that can they somehow find a way to make a relationship work?

I adored this story, Tawna is a terrific author and I'll be sure to check out her other books, one of my favorites of the year.

Everybody needs to pick this one up!

I give this 5/5 stars.

When I was six, my mom caught me thumbing through The Joy of Sex while watching Saturday morning cartoons.
When I was ten, I got summoned to the principal’s office for making anatomically-correct clay models of Huck Finn and Jim during a unit on Mark Twain.
When I was 22, I celebrated my English Lit degree by filling a giant black trash bag full of romance novels and dragging it everywhere until I’d read them all.
When I was 32, my cat died, my publisher canceled the line scheduled to release my debut novel, and my employer threatened to fire me for refusing to wear pantyhose—all on my birthday—and I sat down on my back deck with a glass of wine, smiled at the sunset, and thought, “if I can find the humor in this, I can find it in damn near anything.”
In a nutshell, that’s how I became an author of quirky romantic comedy.
I traveled a career path that meandered from newspaper reporter to English teacher in Venezuela to medical marketing geek to PR manager for my city’s tourism bureau.
I have a degree in English Lit, a membership in Romance Writers of America, and a habit of spilling food on my boobs. When I’m not writing, I’m usually busy sipping wine, reading, experimenting in my kitchen (either on gourmet meals or as research for one of my risqué scenes), hiking, snowshoeing, standup paddleboarding, or contorting myself into odd positions (either for yoga or for the aforementioned research).
An avid globetrotter and social media fiend, I blog at Don’t Pet Me, I’m Writing, routinely overshare on Facebook, and can be found making tasteless jokes in 140 characters or less on Twitter.
My debut romantic comedy with Sourcebooks, Making Waves, was nominated for Best Contemporary Romance in the 2011 RT Book Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and the Chicago Tribune noted, “Fenske’s wildly inventive plot and wonderfully quirky characters provide the perfect literary antidote to any romance reader’s summer reading doldrums.”
My second romantic comedy, Believe it or Not, prompted Library Journal to write, “Fenske’s sophomore effort…is another riotous trip down funny bone lane, with a detour to slightly askew goings on and a quick u-ey to out-of-this-world romance. Readers will be enchanted by this bewitching fable from a wickedly wise author.” Naturally, that prompted me to hug the reviewer until she peed.
In addition to my romantic comedies, I write novellas and novels for Entangled Publishing, as well as a series of interactive romantic capers for Coliloquy (think choose-your-own-adventure meets romantic comedy).
I currently live in Bend, Oregon with my fiancé, his offspring, and more pets than I can admit to without frightening my neighbors.
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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

(ARC) Book Review (331): Royally Lost - Angie Stanton

Royally Lost

Royally Lost is a delightfully fun, lighthearted, and quick contemporary romance read that will keep you entertained the whole way through.

Following both Becca who is vacationing in Europe with her family and Prince Nikolai of Mondovia (a fictional European country) who both want to escape their families and their parents expectations, fate seems to keep bringing these two together, and so they take the hint and start to meet up everyday and they soon start falling for each other.

Nikolai is not happy with where his life is going, with numerous dinners and events to attend he just wants to do his own thing, to not have his every decision made for him, the last straw comes when his parents inform him that he will be attending military school against his wishes,so he does what any other teenager does when their parents won't listen, he runs away, and it's while on his adventure that he meets Becca.

Becca has a similar problem, after her Mothers death her Dad seems to stop paying attention to her and her brother Dylan, so when he remarries she and Dylan don't take to kindly to their new Stepmother Vicky, so when Vicky arranges this trip for some family time, they're not entirely on board with the idea, adding to Becca's unhappiness is the fact that her Dad won't let her go to the college that she wants, the one her Mom went to, instead ends up being enrolled in a college of her Dad's choosing.

So when these two meet the sparks fly, and they are able to be each other's distraction for a while although Nikolai has not told Becca who he is, and so they act like any other normal couple, taking in the sites and making the most of their short time together with the help of Dylan, but when Becca does find out that he's a Prince she realises that their time will soon be over, he has duties befitting a Prince which doesn't include a relationship with some American girl especially when he has girls all over him and can be with whomever he wants, all the while evading the ever annoying paparazzi and his Fathers security who are out looking for him.

What are they to do when they realise they mean more to each other than a holiday romance, when they have to part ways and say goodbye for good, knowing that they being on account of who Nikolai is, by all rights should never see each other again, especially living on opposite sides of the world.

This was such a fantastic contemporary, I've never read anything else by Angie before, but I hope to remedy that sooner rather than later, her characters are extremely likeable and her world building and storytelling top notch.

Highly recommended for all contemporary romance fans out there.

I give this 4/5 stars.

Angie Stanton never planned on writing books—she wanted to be a Rockette. However, growing up in rural America with her brothers’ 4-H pigs as pets, she found that dance didn’t quite work out. Instead, she became an avid daydreamer. After years of perfecting stories in her head, she began to write them down, and the rest is history. When not writing, she loves watching natural disaster movies, going to Broadway musicals, and dipping French fries in chocolate shakes.
Best selling books by Angie include Rock and a Hard Place, SnapshotDream Chaser,Snowed Over and Love ‘em or Leave ‘em. All are contemporary romances.
Angie’s next release is titled Royally Lost and releases on May 6, 2014. Stay tuned for more info.
Agency Representation: Jane Dystel of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management, New York.
For regular updates and some silly nonsense, please like Angie on Facebook:
Twitter: Angie_Stanton

Friday, 9 May 2014

Feature & Follow Friday.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

What living author or authors would you like to have dinner with? (Try to think beyond JK Rowling)

So while my first answer would and always will be Stephenie Meyer, for something different I would go with J.R Ward (aka: The Warden), I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB) series and I think she'd have a lot of stories to tell, plus I could try to find out some tidbits from the next book!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Book Release Blitz, Excerpt & Book Review (330): Rush Too Far (Rosemary Beach #1.1) - Abbi Glines

Rush Too Far (Rosemary Beach #1.1)

Rush Too Far would easily have had to be one of my most anticipated releases of this year.

After completely falling in love with the Rosemary Beach series last year I was eager to get my hands on a copy, although Rush Too Far is a retelling of the first book Fallen Too Far but told from Rush's point of view, and though it's the same story I find that with Abbi's writing, this book feels like a completely new version of the story, one I've never read before, being inside Rush's head and reading about what he was thinking and feeling as well as having us, the reader understand precisely why he did the things that he did, has made me an even bigger fan of his character than before.

From the first interaction between Rush and Blaire, to the infamous peanut butter scene (which for some reason got me all emotional) and the instant when Rush who had tried so hard to keep his distance so h wouldn't develop any feelings for her, realises that not only has he fallen in love with Blaire but she's it "the one".

But there's still the issue of the secret that everyone seems to know about, everyone except Blaire who remains oblivious, you see Rush did something years ago that effectively changed her life forever, and once she finds out what it is they'll be over, so Rush delays telling her trying to prolong their time together for as long as possible, but the truth will always find it's way of getting out, can he be forgiven or will their relationship be over before it's even begun?

I wish that Abbi would re-write the next two Blaire and Rush books in Rush's point of view, I would really love to know what he was thinking when Blaire drops her bombshell, I'd do anything to be able to read that.

Filled with all the characters we loved and hated from the first book (Nan I'm talking about you), this will do nothing but keep you entertained the whole way through, and leave you desperate and eager for more Rush.

There's nothing that Abbi releases that I don't buy and like, and this was no exception!

Highly recommended.

I give this 5/5 stars.

Read on for an early look at the highly-anticipated follow-up to Fallen Too FarNever Too Far, and Forever Too Far, the three new adult novels that launched the #1 New York Times bestselling Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines
They say that children have the purest hearts. That children don’t truly hate because they don’t fully understand the emotion. They forgive and forget easily.

They say a lot of bullshit like that because it helps them sleep at night. Such sayings make for good, heart-warming clichés to hang on the walls, to bring out a smile in people passing by.

I know differently. Children love like no other. They have the capacity to love more fiercely than anyone else. That much is true. That much I know. Because I lived it. By the age of ten I knew hate and I knew love. Both all-consuming. Both life-altering. And both completely blinding.

Looking back now I wish someone had been there to see how my mother had sown the seed of hate inside of me. Inside of my sister. If someone had been there to save us from the lies and bitterness she allowed to fester within us, then maybe things would have been different. For everyone involved.

I never would have acted so foolishly. It wouldn’t have been my fault that a girl was left alone to take care of her ailing mother. It wouldn’t have been my fault that the same girl stood at her mother’s graveside, believing that the last person on earth who loved her was dead. It wouldn’t have been my fault that a man destroyed himself after his life became a broken, hollow shell.

But no one saved me.

No one saved us.

We believed the lies. We held onto our hate, and I alone destroyed an innocent girl’s life.

They say you reap what you sow. That’s bullshit, too. Because I should be burning in hell for my sins. I shouldn’t be allowed to wake up every morning with this beautiful woman in my arms, who loves me unconditionally. I shouldn’t get to hold my son and know such a pure joy.

But I do.
Because, eventually, someone did save me. I didn’t deserve it. Hell, more than anyone it was my sister who needed saving. She hadn’t acted on her hate. She hadn’t manipulated the lives of our family members, not caring about the outcome. But her bitterness still controlled her while I had been delivered. By a girl…

No, she wasn’t just a girl. She was an angel. My angel. A beautiful, strong, fierce, loyal angel who had entered my life in a pick-up truck, carrying a gun.

Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at and

Book Review (329): Breakable (Contours Of The Heart #2) - Tammara Webber

Breakable (Contours of the Heart #2)

Publication: 6th May 2014
Publisher: Penguin Berkley
Pages: 368
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Appropriate: New Adult
He was lost and alone. Then he found her.
And the future seemed more fragile than ever.

As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.

All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy…

As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.
My Thoughts.
Breakable is the retelling of Tammara Webber's fantastic book Easy, but this time we get Lucas/Landon's side of the story.

Being a huge fan of Easy, to say that I was beyond excited when I discovered that this book was being written is not a lie (a happy dance may have been involved).
And I have to say that I adored Breakable probably more so than Easy, and that's because of Lucas, his story was always so much more intriguing to me than Jacqueline's was, so to open the book and not only find that we get Easy from his point of view but we also get at the start of every chapter his past, after the heartbreaking events that took his Mom away from him and in a sense his childhood innocence which also left him with a world of guilt, we get a look into his life after the event that changed his and his Dad's lives forever and up to where we first meet him in Easy.

Punishing himself with alcohol and drugs, we see Lucas lose his sense of self, failing at school he just doesn't care, it doesn't help that after his Mom's death that his Dad closed himself off, and barely speaks to him, which makes Lucas believe even more that his Dad blames him for what happened to his Mom when he was thirteen.

After a downward spiral that lands him in jail, Charles a friend of his parents helps him to get back on his feet and to make something of himself, and it's through hard work and perseverance that he accomplishes just that, which ultimately brings him to the class where he notices Jacqueline for the first time, while she remains ignorant of his existence until the night she is almost raped, saved by Lucas she tentatively starts to let Lucas in, but will his past hold him back from moving forward with his life and find happiness with the first and only girl he's ever loved?

I love this trend that seems to be happening with the New Adult genre with the books being rewritten in the males point of view, I also seem to find them more enjoyable than the original story, one nitpicky thing I just wish that the epilogue was set much farther in the future than just six months, I wanted to know where Lucas and Jacqueline were in say ten years time and what they were up to, but that's just one little thing that doesn't affect the story in any way.

For those of you who were big fans of the first book, you definitely need to pick this book up, Tammara has written a story that far surpasses the first and will leave you clamoring for her next release.

Highly recommended.

I give this 5/5 stars.

 I write New Adult Romance. Easy is my New York Times bestselling NA contemporary novel, the first in the CONTOURS OF THE HEART series. Coming soon: Breakable - Lucas's story! BETWEEN THE LINES is my contemporary Hollywood YA/NA series. All books are available from select booksellers and online from: AmazonAmazon UKiBooksBarnes & NobleKoboBooks-a-MillionIndieBound, and the Book Depository.

I'm a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full-time, I was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. I married my high school sweetheart, and I'm Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.