Archive | June 2015

The Good Samaritan (The Good Samaritan, #1) by Jolie Mae Miller

The Good Samaritan (The Good Samaritan, #1)The Good Samaritan by Jolie Mae Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amanda
I fell in love with this book right from the start! Once I started reading it I could not put it down. So this book was a little different: it is in four people’s points of view; two couples. It made me curious and I wanted to know how this was going to work. I must say the way she pulled it off was amazing.
First you have Jeremy and Lizzie Macintyre who are having trouble in their marriage because he has lost his job and has become an alcoholic. Then you have Jack Loving, Jr who is married to Victoria Winfield. Victoria married Jack because her parents needed his money.
But when both Lizzie and Jack discover that their respective spouses have wronged them, things start to heat up. However, when the two of them meet a new kind of spark starts flying.
I can’t wait to read the next book.
5 stars

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Kulti by Mariana Zapata

KultiKulti by Mariana Zapata
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kulti
by Mariana Zapata

Amanda
Let me start by saying I really had a hard time getting into this book. I had to put it down and pick it up a few times. But I found myself pushing through it because I needed to know what happened. I guess there was some part of it that caught my attention.
Kulti drove me up the wall. He was hiding something and I just had to know what it was. He was one of those characters that you either love or hate. I wanted to smack him upside the head.
Sal had been crushing on Kulti since she was a child. She grew up watching him play soccer with her father. I felt bad for her when she realized her crush was not what she thought he would be.
I will say in the end I really did like this book—after I got over wanting to smack Kulti!!
4 stars

Teresa
I love Mariana’s writing; she’s never one to get quick to the point and she makes you work for it. I always love how realistic she is in developing her relationships between characters and Sal and Kulti were no different.
I questioned at times whether he liked her or despised her, because he could be such an ass and then be so sweet in the same breathe.
This was a slow build and it left me aching wanting to know why she put up with his crap and why he stuck around. Then I got it, like a slap in the face. I loved it, it was an amazing read I couldn’t put down.
5 stars

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Ruin (Songs of Corruption #2) by C.D. Reiss

Ruin (Songs of Corruption, #2)Ruin by C.D. Reiss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ruin (Songs of Corruption #2)
by C.D. Reis
Amanda
I don’t even know where to start with this book. Together Antonio and Theresa can be an unstoppable team. She will do anything and everything to be with him. Antonio loves her but wants to keep her safe, so he will do anything to keep her away from what he does.
This book does not leave you with a cliffhanger but there will be another book in the series. I can’t wait to see what the future has in hold for the two of them.
4 stars
Teresa
So I both liked and didn’t like this book. Yes, I realize that Theresa and Antonio had some unanswered questions, but I felt like their drama drug out to me. I got bored smack in the middle and was ready for it to all be over. I skimmed the last half but, in saying that, I do want to read the third book because I really want to know what happens.
I’d like to see Daniel and Paulie take a long walk on a short pier, honestly. I’d like Capo to grow a pair and realize that Theresa loves him—all of him. He needs to stop trying to protect her against everything (including himself). She’s a big girl who has a mind of her own.
I’m curious to see how it’s all going to play out once they get back to reality.
4 stars – yes, I know, but the writing is good, and I didn’t flounce.

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Beautiful Sacrifice (The Maddox Brothers, #3) by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Sacrifice (The Maddox Brothers, #3)Beautiful Sacrifice by Jamie McGuire
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Amanda
I love me some Maddox boys. With that being said, I could not wait to read this book. After reading the other boys’ books, I kind of knew what was going to happen, so I was ready for a little heart break. I will say I was a little disappointed with this book, though. Close to the end it got to be a little too farfetched for me.
Taylor knew what he wanted, and would not take no for an answer, just like his brothers before him. He had his mess ups but he kept coming back for more. I did enjoy hearing his story, and I can’t wait to read Tyler’s story and see how Ms. McGuire ends the Maddox series.
Fayln drove me a little crazy. She had to grow up fast and this girl had to make some really hard choices that no one should. I do get why she ran in the end; that is all I will say about that. To find out what I am talking about you will just have to read the book.
4 stars
Teresa
Fayln drove me nuts!! I wanted to smack her on multiple occasions. I got her reasoning for doing the things she did to a point, but damn, communication goes along way.
I loved Taylor. He (to me) went out of his way to prove how he felt more than anyone I’ve ever known. I wouldn’t have put up with the crap that he did. Taylor did somethings that I can so relate to—when you have a Rachel/Ross moment—and if things aren’t as black and white as you hoped, really, what do you do?
I do feel at times this story went on and on, like too much drama for me, but I was happy with the ending.
I do love those Maddox boys, though…
4 stars

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Spin (Songs of Corruption, #1) by C.D. Reiss

Spin (Songs of Corruption, #1)Spin by C.D. Reiss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Amanda
This was my first book by this author, and it will not be the last. Once I started reading I could not stop.
Antonio Spinelli. Spin. Capo. I am not sure what to think about him. I want to not like him, but I could not help but to love him. All he wants to do is protect Theresa from his life of crime and danger.
Theresa Contessa wants nothing more than to be with Spin. He turns her world upside down. He makes her feel and want things she has never wanted before; too bad he’s reluctant to give her what she want most…him.
I really enjoyed this book. I can’t wait to read the next one.
4 stars
Teresa
I couldn’t decide whether I liked Theresa or not. She seems like a doormat but, once she gets fired up, you realize she’s not.
Her ex-fiancé, Daniel, I truly wanted to smack—as well as Theresa multiple times for putting up with his crap. He was only using her for his own political gain, and I couldn’t stand him.
Then she meets Spin, her Capo, and he turns her world upside down. Theresa turns into some kind of stalker with him. An obsession, almost. The girl doesn’t like what he does or who he is, but at the same time, she can’t help herself. Even when Antonio pushes her away she keeps coming back for more.
Daniel doesn’t want her to have anything to do with Antonio; he wants his Theresa back by his side for his campaign. I love when she finally grows a pair and puts him in his place, and tells her Capo what she wants.
It took me some time to get into it, but once I did I was mesmerized. I want to know more.
4 stars

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