Review: A Lover’s Lament by K.L. Grayson & B.T. Urruela


A Lover’s Lament
by K.L. Grayson

a lovers lament

Synopsis

In a matter of seconds my entire world changed, and it was in that moment that I stopped living and simply began to exist.
In my grief, I sent a letter to the first boy I ever loved. I hoped in writing it I’d find some peace from the nightmare I was living, some solace in my anger.
I didn’t expect him to write back. I wasn’t prepared for his words, and I certainly wasn’t ready for the impact this soldier would have on my life. A deep-rooted hate transformed into friendship, and then molded into a love like I’d never known before.
Sergeant Devin Ulysses Clay did what I couldn’t: he put the shattered pieces of my heart back together, restoring my faith in humanity and teaching me how to live again.
But now that I’m whole, I have a decision to make. Do I return to my life as I knew it and the fiancé I left behind, or do I walk away from it all for the only man to ever break my heart?

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I’ve been living in hell, but you won’t hear me complain.
These men depend on me, as I do them, and this brotherhood is the only family I’ve ever known.
The Army saved me from a callous mother and a life on the wrong side of the tracks that was quickly spiraling out of control. So unlike most of the men in my platoon, going home wasn’t something I longed for.
I was content overseas, spending my days defending this country that gave me my life back. Fighting became my new normal … until her.
A letter from Katie Devora—a letter that I almost didn’t open. Her words put a fire back inside of me that I didn’t know I’d lost. She gave me hope during a time when I was fighting every day just to stay alive, and now it’s time I fight for her.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Damn, I’ve just dried my tears. That damn epilogue!

This book made me smile, laugh, swoon and cry. I felt some of the things and events played out in the story right in my soul. They reached to me. I think it was a good book, with two strong POV’s of the two main characters. And some funny and interesting secondary characters, I really wish to get to know Maggie some more.

The female lead character, Katie, didn’t charmed me enough though she was strong, and beautiful in her own way, but it took me a few chapters to warm to her. The male character, Devin, was a good one, I liked him, and I kept picturing him as BT Urruela… Yummy!

I confess I didn’t like the parts where he talked about war, and narrated events related to missions, they kind of bore me and I confess I just passed through those paragraphs. This because, one: I didn’t get all the military slang thrown there and; two: I’m not from the U.S And please don’t call U.S people Americans, because I’m from Chile, in South America, and that makes me American too, in case some of you didn’t know. so I don’t necessarily understand the need of this war that has lasted so many damn years. And I know that’s a really complex and touchy subject to approach in a book review, but I had to be honest. I’m all for a sexy military man, because damn! they’re hot and they’re interesting in what they have to tell and show. But in my country the military man are not hot nor so interesting, and they mean something much more complex because of political reasons that I will not explain here. But the point is that the strategical and military slang or missions bored me, so that’s why I’m not giving it a 5 stars and because it took me a while to like Katie.

Taking all of that out, I liked this book very much, it kept me interested from beginning to end. And I am so glad it had a HEA, after all the struggle, and pain and that damn epilogue… I needed the last pages to put myself together, so Thank You, authors!

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Review: Leveled (Saints of Denver #0.5 series) by Jay Crownover


Leveled
by Jay Crownover

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Synopsis

Orlando Frederick knows what it is to be leveled by pain. Instead of focusing on his own, he’s made it his mission to help others: sports stars, wounded war vets, survivors of all kinds. But when Dom, a rugged, damaged, sinfully attractive cop, makes his way into Lando’s physical therapy practice, he might be the biggest challenge yet. Lando loved one stubborn man before and barely survived the fallout. He’s not sure he can do it again.

Dominic Voss is a protector. The police badge he wears is not only his job, it’s his identity, so when he’s sidelined because of an injury, the only thing he cares about is getting back on the force. He expects Lando to mend his body, he just doesn’t realize the trainer will also have him working toward a hell of a lot more. As attraction simmers and flares, Dom sees that Lando needs repair of his own…if only the man will let him close enough to mend what’s broken.

An Avon Romance

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was a good story, but too short for it to have a fully developed beginning.
I felt like the falling in love thing happened too fast and we didn’t get to see the buildup of the relationship, it kind of just happened. But it was according to the size of the story, and things were dealt beyond that detail, in the end there were no lose ends in the characters’s relationship, and I love when that happens.

I loved reading about some of the characters of The Marked Man series, and I think it was an awesome start to The Saints of Denver series.

The story was sexy, cute, and short, and so worth it! I really can’t wait to see what Jay Crownover will have in store for us with Built!

It’s a short review, because well, it was short XD

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ARC Review: I Wish You Were Mine (Oxford series) by Lauren Layne.


I Wish You Were Mine
by Lauren Layne

Romance

Synopsis.

Perfect for fans of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne’s Oxford series heats up in this story of forbidden desire as a brooding jock hoping for a comeback falls for a woman who’s strictly off-limits.

A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.

Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was really between a 3.5 and a 4 stars review, so I guess this is a 3.8? Lol.
The book was strange to me. I love the series, the author. However, everything felt rushed, the events of the story, it was too short for such a complex plot. I think Mollie should have been stronger towards her sister and towards the end not let herself get manipulated so easily by her. And Jackson fell for Mollie really fast, and I don’t know. Something felt off.
But I did enjoyed the book, the chemistry between them in the sexy parts was huge and I felt it in my stomach.
I think Mollie could have had a lot to offer as a character, but it wasn’t fully developed. Everything revolved around her feelings for Jackson.
And I loved ‘hearing’ about the older characters, the Stiletto girls and the Oxford guys. And I think Lincoln is gay? Either that or something dark, as his secret, so I can’t wait to read his story!

I recommend the book, is light and even though I had some issues with the sister’s ex thing and character development, it was a fun, sexy read.

P.S I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Lex Martin’s Giveaway.

Hey guys, it’s been a few days since I’ve post anything, but I was re-reading the Addicted Series and it’s been so lovely and emotional!!

But I have good news, to all of you who want the chance to win a $50 amazong giftcard or a set of the Dearest Series paperbacks (favorite books ever!) enter here:

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Also, look for Lex Martin Author on facebook and the Dearest Series Fan Group for more awesome Christmas giveaways.

How are you guys preparing for Christmas? I’ve just been chilling and trying no to think that this exactly 25th December I’ll turn 27!!

I confess that I don’t want to turn a year older, because I feel I have so much to accomplish at this age… But it’s what it is.

Merry Christmas to all of you, and see you soon here, because I’m reading an ARC of I Wish You Were Mine by Lauren Layne and will have the review soon.

Cheers!

Review: Lux (Nocte Trilogy) by Courtney Cole.

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Lux
by Courtney Cole

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis

LET THERE BE LIGHT.

My name is Calla Price and I’m broken.
My pieces are all around me, floating on the wind, even as I desperately try to grasp them.
Who is dead? Alive? Insane?
What is the truth?

I don’t know.

I do know this: The darkness is strangling me. With every breath, I choke on another lie.
My mind has protected me, but that shield will soon be lowered.
All will be revealed.
Every answer to every question.
It’s all been leading to this.

Don’t be afraid.
Be terrified.

“The End is the Beginning”

WARNING: I don’t believe this review contains spoilers, but it’s impossible for me to give an opinion of this book without hinting some general things. Nothing detailed, just my feelings towards the story in general.

I really don’t know how to rate this…
I don’t even know how to start reviewing it.

These books are madness, the story, the plot, everything. It makes me mad too.

This is not the first time I go through something like this, where I don’t know if things are real or the product of the imagination of the main character. Where I don’t know if the book is fantasy or a case of madness and delusion. But the first time it happened at the end of the series I had answers. Mara Dyer, anyone?

After finishing the series all I can say, with absolute certainty, is that I’m still not sure of what was real and what was not.

I think the author was a genius, unless this wasn’t planned and even she didn’t knew the end/true of this. But she was very clever on putting this together and making the end to be whatever we chose to be. I bet it works wonders for some people. But for me? For me there are two options:

– This book was a fantasy (paranormal) book and those things we went through were the product of that.
– This book was about a really crazy girl and everything was just the imagination of a crazy mind.

But for me it didn’t feel like fantasy. So I don’t believe that in my heart. And I don’t want to choose the madness because who would want to? Even if it is the choice that makes more sense to me. So I would have rally love that the author would have given me that answer. An absolute true. Even when in reality I know there’s no such a thing as an absolute true, because there’s always subjectivity in them. But there’s always facts, and here the facts were so blurred, so crazy, so senseless. We went trough the same events over and over and I’m really confused. I was seeking for answers and all I got was more questions.

I have to say, that even though this book, this story, was crazy and dark, those dark things weren’t narrated or described in detailed, otherwise I don’t think my mind would have been able to take it all in. (view spoiler)

I think the creativity of the author is amazing, my respects for her because ¡Wow!, as I said before this was crazy! I hate it and yet I kind of love it. I couldn’t stop reading it, I couldn’t drop it. And even though in this last book I had some things figured it out, I wouldn’t have guessed that it would end the way it did. In the beginning.

P.S: I was given an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review.

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