Thursday, September 4, 2014

#Review: Taking It All ( Surrender Trilogy Book 3) .@maya_banks

Book Title: Taking It All ( Surrender Trilogy 3)
Author:  Maya Banks |Website| Twitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Penguin
Genre: Comtemporary Romance/BDSM Erotica
Series/Standalone: Series Finale
Format: ebook, Trade Paperback
Cost: $16.00
Pages: 320
How I got it: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books A Million
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
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Chessy and Tate have been married for several years. In the beginning, their relationship was everything she wanted. Passionate. All consuming. She offered her submission freely and Tate cherished her gift with a tenderness that made her feel safe. Content. Wanted. And loved beyond all measure. But as the years have gone by, Tate has become more immersed in making his business the success it has become, and Chessy has taken a back seat to his business obligations. Growing unhappier with the status of their once blissful marriage, Chessy knows that something has to give. Or they stand to lose it all Tate loves his wife. Has always loved her. Providing for her has always been his number one priority. But lately she’s seemed unhappy, and he’s worried. Worried enough that he arranges for a night together that he hopes will reignite the fire that once burned like an inferno between them. But a business call at the wrong time threatens everything. Chessy’s safety, his concentration, his wife’s faith in him as her husband, a man sworn to love and protect her above all else. Gutted with the realization that he’s going to lose her—has already lost her—he readies for the fight of his life. Whatever it takes, he’ll get her back. And prove to her that nothing is more important than her love. And that if she’ll allow him to prove himself one more time, he’ll take it all. Everything. But he’ll give far more back. Himself. His undying love.
Overall in this story I had a blast. I'm not going to lie, I stopped reading in the middle of book two because I really wanted to know Chessy's story.  For me this was a highly anticipated sequel and I just couldn't wait much longer before tearing into it and I wasn't disappointed.  This story jerked at my heart, demanded I pay attention, made me mad, it even had me freaking out at characters. I thoroughly enjoyed it and man listen, the hypocrisy?? Yeah why no one ever called him out I will never understand.

There are still some loose ends from the other books that weren't cleaned up but most were, and I'm going to go ahead and say Chessy (whose name is stupid if you ask me, I just kept calling her Cic because really who names their child this??) is a better woman than me because no freaking way would I be this forgiving, you would have to.. you know what nope no spoilers.  I read really quickly to get to that scene since they never gave a hint about it, and to say I wasn't ready??!!! Chile, I don't think I would ever be ready, when I was reading, my heart started to pound and I was like "no nonononononono don't do it, don't do it, OMG!!!"

Chessy kept suppressing her true opinion because she wanted to believe her husband would always love her and choose her above all others, She had doubts that she expressed to her friends in the other books but she wouldn't woman up and snatch her husband for ignoring her.  When I was reading that I kept saying "yeah she better than me because ain't no way" Lol I had such a blast reading this, it only took one day because I just couldn't last without knowing what happened.  As the story progressed we saw that being a submissive doesn't mean being a doormat and it takes a way stronger woman than most to actually full submit.  It's a gift and one that her husband took for granted because well she was always there.  The opening scene?? That whole anniversay meal?? Sir?!?!!! Get your Life!! I was like legit CiCi better cut him!!

This for me was the most emotional book of the trilogy, we had gotten to know CHessy throughout the books and connected to her way before now, so when we see the full story, it just jerks your heart out.  The build up from the other stories made this one so good and I had to speed read to see how it ended because the buildup was killing me.  It was good, it lived up to the build up and Maya doesn't disappoint with the character development, the heat between the characters, the conversations, the whole thing comes together to deliver an amazing story.

I loved that we got to see the other characters from the trilogy and see how their stories are advancing.  I'm personally hoping we can get a novella about Damon.  This story had hot sexy times, an emotionally heartbreaking scene, several fights that should have happened a long time ago, and quite a few come to Jesus moments.  I'm glad several things from book 2 (Giving In) were addressed because I really just couldn't handle the foolishness.

What I really loved was how Maya discussed about trust, and how a relationship needs love and affection to sustain it even if the couple is apart.  I loved her talking about distance not having to actually be physical for it to do damage. And about forgiveness.  This story made me laugh, shout at it, tear up, freak out and want to hurt someone and definitely made me enjoy it and reminded me of why I love Maya Banks!!

I highly recommend it. I suggest reading the entire trilogy but whatever you do don't miss out on this one!!
Happy Reading

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: Spetember (1):

Hosted by: Jill over at Breaking The Spines.  This is a weekly book lust prompt, asking for us to share our absolute can't wait to get our hands on a copy books. Swing on over to find out how to participate and to see what others are sharing.  

Adult Fiction
Captivated by You Sylvia Day No Cover Yet
The release date will be announced and pre-ordering will become available once the book reaches the final stages of production. Now the #1 international bestselling author returns. The new Crossfire novel by Sylvia Day. Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn't sure I was strong enough to bear. At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we'd worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we'd had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream...
Due Date: TBA And because of that I'm slowly dying
Print: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Random House


When enigmatic billionaire Ian Noble sets Lin the task of “taming” his brilliant yet half-savage brother Kam Reardon, she eagerly accepts. She’s more than curious about the solitary genius and everything she’s heard about him. During their electric first meeting, her fascination increases a hundredfold. Kam practically oozes raw sex appeal. Lin is interested...very interested. But does her intense attraction and willingness to go places with him she’s never gone before in the bedroom really have to do with Kam? Or is her carefully hidden desire to blame for wanting a man she knows she can never have? An elusive outsider, Kam avoids intimacy, yet never shies away from satisfying his erotic appetites. But there’s something different about Lin—a reserve he’s anxious to break. She’s a woman he’s eager to take his time with…and possess completely. A sophisticated beauty like her would never want him anywhere but in bed, but he finds himself unable to resist her. Immediately Lin’s smooth facade is undone by Kam’s overwhelming masculinity and by his irresistible erotic demands—a lesson in subjugation that leaves Lin confused, reeling, and open to things she never thought possible. Now, as the unpredictable nights between them grow darker, Lin and Kam are certain of only one thing: they’re made for each other.
Due Date: May 6th 2014
Print: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Berkeley 

If I don't find out about Captivated soon I might scream. OMGawds what's taking so long??!!! Are you getting any of these?? What's on your book lust list?? Share in the comments down below!!
Happy Lusting

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Book #Review: Shatter ( True Believers Book 4) by Erin McCarthy .@authorerin .@berkleyromance

Book Title: Shatter ( True Believers 4)
Author:  Erin McCarthy |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Intermix ( subsidiary of Berkley Trade)
Genre: New Adult Romance
Series/Standalone: Series Book 4
Format: ebook , trade paperback
Cost: $14.99
Pages: 304
How I got it: Pubisher via NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | B.A.M
Publication Date: September 2014
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From the USA Today bestselling author of True, Sweet, and Believe comes a tantalizing New Adult novel about finding love in the most unexpected ways… Kylie Warner prides herself on being optimistic, but after finding her best friend in bed with her boyfriend and flunking chemistry, her upbeat attitude has taken a dive. Even an impromptu hook-up with her sexy new chemistry tutor only brightens her mood slightly. After all, it’s not like she’ll ever see the tattooed scholar again… While he’s a whiz at complex equations, Jonathon Kadisch has trouble when it comes to figuring out women. So when Kylie tells him that she’s pregnant after their night of passion, he’s at a complete loss. He’s prepared to be a good father—unlike his own deadbeat dad—but he’s less prepared to fall for the genuine and alluring blonde bearing his child. With emotions running high, Kylie wonders if Jonathon’s devotion is out of growing love or looming obligation. And when heartbreak threatens to tear them apart, Jonathon will have to fight for the only girl who’s ever made him feel whole…
At first when I was reading Kylie was about as deep as a teaspoon, but I still wanted to get to know her, because she was such a good friend to the other girls..  And eventually I learnt to love her the way they did.  She's genuine, loves her firends, loyal to a fault, and a whole lot stronger than she gives herself credit for.  She has some fears ones I could understand, so many people are afraid of the same thing.  All of  Kylie's plans kind of fell apart before school started, her friends who were supposed to be living with her have had their own lives change and one by one they have left her and now she's gotta figure out what she's doing.  Kylie's not used to being alone, she's always had something and someone to be around and with and now she's in a new apartment without her friends and her boyfriend is now her ex, and she's a bit depressed.

As the story progressed we realized Kylie's actually kinda funny, and really sweet. She's holding a bit of a grudge and she's gotta a right to do so, she's angry with her friends and with herself for not seeing what was there, and this put some strain on her relationships and on herself.   She has some expectations for herself and is afraid to acknowledge them because, well it's not accepted by society for a woman to want these things so she's hiding them and it's making her life a bit difficult.  She's taking a class she's flunking and when she goes to get help the man she meets isn't who she expected him to be, he's way hotter than your average nerd and they hit it off so quickly but she's not going there she's been burnt once before and nope she's not ready.  I loved how they were so quirky together, and that they had corny jokes that gave them a connection.

I loved the characters more as the story progressed, as we got to see them deal with all sorts of unexpected situations, from the past coming out; it was so much darker than we knew and I totally see why Kylie kept that one as a secret, somethings once known will never be the same.  To Kylie and Jonathon are thrown for a loop when the future they thought they wanted is put at risk.  I was so heartbroken for them when certain events happened.  I got why each character felt that way but I totally knew they weren't being honest with each other and with themselves.

OMG when Kylie and Jonathon's fight happened over her professor I wanted to hit both of them. Jonathon really went there and man oh man dude why?? Never say something like that. I wanted to yell at both of them.

This was a bit more dramatic than the other books, and I loved meeting some new characters and seeing a few of the past characters,. I love Jess and Riley, his honesty totally made me laugh, like he tried so hard to run out of the room when he walked in on their conversation. I loved that he dropped some serious knowledge on Kylie who was being stubborn for no reason other than she felt the need to be.

I loved the conclusion to the story, and to the series. It was so good for all of them to come together. I loved it and I wanted so much more. I really didn't want the series to end. I'm going to get all of them in physical form as well.  I find myself going back to the stories and reading my favorite parts whenever I feel a little slumpy in my reading.

Erin's writing pulls you right into the story, making the characters, the scenarios, the emotions felt and you just want to read until it ends and then not even then.  I loved it and I can't wait to own them so I can go back and read them whenever I want.
I'm so sad to see the series go, hopefully she'll revisit the characters, beause *sobs* I don't want them to go away.  Happy Reading