Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack: Book Review

losing itTitle: Faking It (Losing It #2)

Author: Cora Carmack

Started Date:  June 05, 2013

Finished Date:  June 06, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

OMG! Cade Winston, “My twenty-four-hour, pretend-we-met-in-a-library, mom-hugging, golden-boy-boyfriend!”
I love you so much and I want to take you home!!! Can I? Please?!

The book started with Cade’s POV and just like that, I was hooked, addicted, and I couldn’t put it down. For almost 3 hours, I glued myself reading it. This is way so much better than Losing It, this one blew me away. I remember I already fell in love with Cade from the first book, I even wrote it down in my review. But knowing him more in his own story had made me head over heels in love with him. He made me forget all my other book boyfriends. And for that, I can really say that he’s exceptional, he topped my list. I know, I know, I’m still drooling and I can’t stop myself from talking about him, I can’t help it. I’m sure that anyone can understand what I’m feeling right now once they’ve read the book. I promise, I’m not exaggerating. Forgive me, I just fell in love. LOL! 😉

Anyway, I also like the heroine, Mackenzie or Max, even though I’m so jealous right now. She’s different from other heroines, she’s bad ass, a rocker, a musician, a happy-go-lucky girl. She smokes, she dances, she sings, she dates a lot, she has baggages and tattoos. I admit I don’t like her for Cade because he’s too good for her. He’s a good guy, a gentleman, an excellent student. He’s funny, hot, gorgeous and way too perfect! But I learned to understand Max along the way, she has a story to tell, a family-related matter. And I love how the book emphasized about letting go and when not to let go, to learn how to be brave, to fight, and to move forward..

My favorite lines from Cade:
“Trust me. This was much better than the alternative. I’m exactly where I want to be.” He glanced down at me and gave me a half-smile.”

“You don’t know how much I’ve thought about this tattoo. I want to memorize it so that every time I close my eyes I can see the way it accentuates your body.”

“I know that you make me laugh, and that I love hearing your voice, especially when you sing. I know that I haven’t stopped thinking about you since the day you sat down beside me at that coffee shop.”

I love you Cade Winston!

And I love the author for creating him!

I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves romance… Heck, I just recommend it to all!

5 golden stars!!!

 

xoxo,

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Because of Low (Sea Breeze #2) by Abbi Glines: Book Review

because of lowTitle: Because of Low (Sea Breeze #2)

Author: Abbi Glines

Started Date:  March 30, 2013

Finished Date: March 31, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Marcus Hardy had hoped to enjoy a year away at college while he put the summer he’d rather forget behind him. But instead, he’s jerked right back to the coastal town of Sea Breeze, Alabama due to a family crisis. His dear ol’ dad found himself a girlfriend only a few years older than Marcus. So now his sister needs help dealing with their mother who is mentally falling apart. The only bright spot to returning is the fascinating red head who sleeps over several times a week. The problem is she’s sleeping in bed with his new roommate, Cage York. 

Willow “Low” Foster needs a place to live. Running to Cage’s apartment every time her sister kicks her out isn’t exactly a long term solution. Juggling her courses at the local community college and a part time job doesn’t produce excess income. But Cage has a new roommate and suddenly sleeping over at her best friend’s apartment isn’t such a bad thing. Not when she gets to see those sexy green eyes of Marcus Hardy’s twinkle when he smiles at her like he wants her there. 
Even though Cage seems a little territorial where Low is concerned, Marcus finds time to spend with Low without upsetting his roommate. Cage may use his small college baseball star persona to sleep with every hot female in his path but he’s still under the disillusion that when he’s through sowing his wild oats, he’s going to marry Low. Marcus intends to change that assumption for both Cage and Low. Until his carefully laid plans come crashing down with a revelation he never expected. He’ll have to choose between Low or his family. Because once the truth comes out…. there’s no other choice.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

Oh my, I love you Marcus!!! Wholeheartedly!

When I read the first pages, I was hooked right away! I didn’t remember that he’s Marcus, from the first book, Breathe. I fell in love with him there, but I think I love him more in this book. Well, it’s his own story! I love how the romance developed, such as the first encounter in the very beginning and their undeniable attraction with each other. Oh, how I love good guys, and Marcus is the best example. *swoons*

The first half of the book is really great! I always expect that from Abbi Glines. The second half is with a lot of conflicts. Though this book is very predictable, I can’t help but love it because of Marcus. He’s a good person, he’s the perfect son to her mom, a good brother to Amanda, a sweet guy to Low. And he’s a perfect gentleman! He also cooks for her. My favorite part is when he gave Low three different drinks and she asked why, and he said he said he’s not sure what she’d want. That’s very sweet of him, taking care of her and making her happy. And I like that Low appreciates him in every little things that he does.

My favorite line from Marcus:

“Listen to me. I’m in love with you. Mad crazy in love with you. I’m not going anywhere. Ever. You can’t get rid of me.”

♥♥♥

 

xoxo,

Good For You by Tammara Webber: A book review

Title: Good For You

Author: Tammara Webber

Started Date: October 7, 2012

Finished Date: October 7, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Reid Alexander’s life is an open book. His Hollywood celebrity means that everything he does plays out in the public eye. Every relationship, every error in judgment is analyzed by strangers. His latest mistake totaled his car, destroyed a house and landed him in the hospital. Now his PR team is working overtime to salvage his image. One thing is clear—this is one predicament he won’t escape without paying for it.

Dori Cantrell is a genuine humanitarian—the outward opposite of everything Reid is about. When his DUI plea bargain lands him under her community service supervision, she proves unimpressed with his status and indifferent to his proximity, and he soon wants nothing more than to knock her off of her pedestal and prove she’s human.

Counting the days until his month of service is over, Dori struggles to ignore his wicked magnetic pull while shocking him with her ability to see past his celebrity and challenging him to see his own wasted potential. But Dori has secrets of her own, safely locked away until one night turns her entire world upside down. Suddenly their only hope for connection and redemption hinges on one choice: whether or not to have faith in each other.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

I really love this book and I didn’t expect it to be this good.
I admit it took me a long time to finally read it since I hated Reid in the first and second book! He’s bad and a jerk most of the time.
But I’m so glad I decided to read it, it made me love Reid and I’m happy that I gave him a second chance. It’s really true, every bad person really deserves a second chance. 🙂

I liked Doris, I can say that she’s perfect for Reid. They are very different from each other, having the opposite lives. Doris has this good girl image, a pastor’s daughter, a social worker student, a part time teacher in a vacation bible school. Yes, she attends church every Sunday. While Reid is definitely an opposite of her, he’s a handsome celebrity, with a workaholic dad and alcoholic mom, he parties every night, goes with different girls, and the usual guy who drinks and drive. He had an accident and destroyed a house, then he volunteered in a community service and later on handled by Doris. And the rest of the story is about how they clicked together, even though they used to argue a lot since they have different attitudes and views. I liked how the romance grew, their undeniable attraction with each other, and their friendship turned to love. I like the fact that Reid changed and became a better person because of her. Also he understand everything about her.

I love love love this book, it got me to tears while reading it, and has brought up many emotions in me. I love how Tammara Webber weaves a beautiful story but a realistic one, where everyone can relate to. 😉

 

 

xoxo,