Sunday, October 21, 2012
I must say- I had NO IDEA what I was getting myself into with this book. It was a new author and I was curious about the storyline. I was not prepared for the overflow of emotions that I felt when finished. I think I may have to take a day off reading in order to get my heart back in check after reading Ruining Me. Just to let you know- there will be spoilers ahead.
This is not a Happily Ever After Novel- Far from it.
I think it is safe to say that Jay Stevenson is a broken young girl trying to escape one of the most terrifying experiences anyone can live through. She has alienated herself from all who love her and basically decided to live her life in a cloud of darkness and secrecy. It is pretty easy to figure out her secret in the first few chapters of the book, but you still find yourself cheering her on.
All of the men in this book are so lovable. You can really see how a girl could be torn about choosing just one. I found myself wanting all three of her suitors to win her love.
Nicole Reed leaves her readers with a devastating ending that tears up the hardest of hearts. I wept openly with the hope that she will please bring us the next installment of this story soon.
I recommend this book, but want to forewarn readers- this is not your typical "Contemporary Romance" novel.
This is really a wonderful love story that make me wish I could find my very own Braden Carmichael.
Samantha Young does an excellent job of bringing her readers into the world of Jocelyn Butler and her determination to hold the outside world at a distance. Through a heartbreaking tragedy, Joss losses everything and tries to live her life as emotionally void as she can. When she meets Ellie and Braden Carmichael, her world changes.
This book give readers all the elements of a wonderful love story with tremendous heartbreak and finally- acceptance. The sex is hot and steamy and the characters are extremely developed. I hated for this book to end!
Love Left Behind is a beautiful love story full of all the elements that make you laugh, cry, scream, and sigh with contentment. The passion between Emma and Jackson resonates off the pages and into the reader's heart. From the very start you cannot put this book down. S. H. Kolee takes you through a roller coaster ride full of love, passion, jealousy, determination, and complete HOTNESS! The sex is steamy and the story evolves over a pretty long timeline- as compared to just a few weeks with other contemporary romance novels.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a new author and a great love story.
I don't want to give too much away with the story, but I will say that you should be prepared to read these two books back-to- back. There is a third installment, but the author has not given the release date.
The main characters and sub characters in this series all have a very crucial part and you quickly learn to be weary of EVERYONE!
Even with the budding romance-the love story takes second role behind the main plot (once again- no spoilers). So you should not read this series with the expectations of steamy sex scenes but you will find the chemistry is hot!
S.H. Kolee has created a great series and I am begging for the final book soon! I need Simon Crewe back!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
This is a great break though and I will follow this series as long as Jessica continues to write with the same style.
All the characters in this book are lovable in their own way. I can't wait for all their stories.
Note to Author- There is a huge fan base - including me- in love with Micha. I hope the next book will keep him as sexy and determined!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
I chose this book based on the fact that it was a fresh new author ( to me) and was a new read with no current reviews to give me any insight or opinions. GREAT DECISION!!
This was a terrific book with love, hate, redemption, forgiveness, and friendship. This story will make readers laugh, cheer, cry, scream, and root for this damaged relationship.
Two beautiful young adults with damaging pasts connect with an explosive love story. There are barriers in the way of their future together that are almost insurmountable, but these two will try anything to make their love work even with severe trust issues and self-destructive behavior.
Cassie is a head-strong college junior determined to stay focused on her photography dream. She is firm in her belief that Jack Carter is bad news and she needs to stay away - for her head and her heart.
Jack Carter is the campus baseball star with the second title of "Campus Playboy". He easily admits to never sleeping with the same girl twice. He is relentless in his pursuit of Cassie with the promise of the fairytale ending.
As you can guess- their story has conflict and heart break and you find yourself in a love/hate dilemma. You will find yourself yelling and crying as the story unfolds. But don't give up.
If you are a fan of contemporary romance and love to find new authors, then I highly recommend this book. It completely covers all areas of contemporary romance with grace. I anxiously await J. Sterling's next book and hope she will find a way to continue the story of Cassie & Jack. I propose a challenge to J. Sterling- "Prove It" that their can be a sequel to this beautifully damaged love story.
For more information on this author, please visit her website www.j-sterling.com