08 August 2013

{Review} Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux, #1)

5 amazing stars!!

I apologize in advance for this review. I may have went a little overboard with my Daemon gifs, some of which adds absolutely nothing to my review. But what the hell, I like looking at them, so they stay in my review.


You know what they say right? It's better late than never. Well, it's safe to say that I'm late to the whole Daemon Black obsession train. I'm also late when it comes to the whole "Jennifer L. Armentrout is an amazing writer" train. But damn if that stopped me from loving this book.

Daemon Black

He takes the award for being the hottest alien around. I mean, come on, dark hair, green eyes and a rock hard body? Plus, he had this whole mysterious vibe to him, which is understandable since he's an alien for crying out loud! And him being an arrogant jerk didn't detract but instead added to his appeal.

But enough about him. Let's talk about her, too.


Loved Katy's character from the get go. She's the perfect foil for Daemon and although she's not an alien, she has, on more that one occasion, held her own against Daemon and against a few Arums. Very brave, very resourceful and very snarky which makes for a really fun reading.

And not to mention that Daemon and Katy has sizzling hot chemistry. JLA writes one heck of steamy book without the two main characters ever having sex. Just a lot of hot looks, meaningful touches and viola, you have loads of sexual tension in your hand. Sometimes I forget that these characters are in high school. It should have been wrong in so many levels but I didn't really care.

This is only the first book in the series and I am definitely hooked right now. So far, I loved everything about this book. I loved the secondary characters especially Dee and I can't wait to see more of them in the upcoming books.

{Review} Forget Me Not by Jade Goodmore

Forget Me Not
3.75 to 4 lovely stars


What happens when a first love is given a second chance?

Torn apart ten years previously, Michaela and Jesse’s lives couldn’t be more different. Jesse is enjoying huge success in New York after denying where he came from, while Michaela treasures the quiet life in their hometown, Starling.

Who they are may have changed but their love hasn’t.

A school reunion forces them to meet again, and after a passionate night together they can’t bear to be apart. Faced with problems, past and present, the pair try to pick up their relationship where they left off. But when Jesse has spent the last ten years running from his troubled past he finds the journey home, to his true love, harder than anything he has ever done. Michaela is rooted there by her son and her family, both of which present problems for Jesse, but after building a life in Starling off of her own determination and strength, Michaela isn’t willing to throw that away...for anyone.

After everything this couple have faced, is compromise the biggest test of all?

Michaela or Mickey and Jesse were high school sweethearts. They were inseparable. But Jesse's home life was less than ideal compared to idyllic home life. And while Mickey provides reprieve from the troubles at home, it doesn't save him from the hell his life had become.

For this reason, Jesse left his life and everything he has ever known including Michaela in Starling and never looked back. Michaela was devastated. She struggled and put her life on hold in hopes and maybe, just maybe Jesse will come back for her. But he never did. That is until their high school reunion 10 years later.

In his kiss I find myself, I find us, reconnected and electric again. I find what I lost so many years ago and have searched for ever since.

Forget Me Not is a beautiful second-chance at love story that would break your heart, make you cry, laugh, piss you off and makes you cheer for Mickey and Jesse to find their happily every after. This was a little angsty, considering that the the main characters have a lot of history together.

I was a little worried because after 12% in Mickey had all but forgiven Jesse for leaving her without an explanation from Jesse as to why he left. I thought it was going to be boring now that they seem to have found each other again. But boy I was wrong.

This book took me by surprise with it's secrets and revelation. Not to mention that although Mickey had taken Jesse back, they still had a lot of issues to work through. Distance being one of them. Jesse resides New York. His life and his business is in the big city while Mickey's life is still back in Starling. The one place on earth that Jesse swore he would never go back to.

Ms. Goodmore really did a great job with pacing the whole story. I never got bored and there was never a dull moment in this book either. I must admit there were some WTF moment for me as well as moments where I wanted to hit both Mickey and Jesse over the head for not seeing what is right in front of their noses.

"Please. You’re far from just anyone, sweets, you’re the one.”
There is enough drama in this book that will make you keep on turn the pages. Just enough. Not too much. Although, Mickey did annoy me a little with her OTT reactions. Understandable though since she went through a lot but gah, I wish she didn't cry so much in the book.

I liked Jesse. I understood his reasons for leaving and why he was adamant to make something for himself. And what happened to his family will break your heart. He suffered a lot, although some of his suffering may have been self-imposed. But he did some stupid things as well. They both did.

Despite the many hiccups in their relationship, Jesse and Mickey did have their happy ending. Rest easy folks. There's no cliffhanger here. You get your HEA. No need to wait, so that's a big plus for me.

The epilogue was especially sweet since it was told from Jesse's POV, which was a real treat since the entire book was told from Mickey's perspective. So it was really nice to a POV from Jesse as well.

The writing, while not perfect showed great potential. There were some rough spots grammar wise but the story was solid enough that it didn't stop me from enjoying the book. But when it comes to pacing, I thought this book was perfect. A story definitely worth reading.

This is definitely recommended for NA readers and for people, like me, who loves the second-chance-at-love trope. ♥♥

*Book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

{Cover Reveal} Cage by Harper Sloan

♥ Hello, my lovelies!!

For all of you who have been anxiously waiting for Cage, wait no more. We finally have the cover Cage along with the blurb. And guess what? We also have a release date and it's a lot closer than you might think.

So here is Cage for you, my lovelies! Enjoy!! ♥♥



Greg Cage was born to protect. While growing up, he was his mother and sister’s shield against the world… until he failed. For the last decade, he has carried that guilt and need for vengeance around… until it was stripped from him. Now, with his best friend getting married and no longer needing his protection, he is even more lost, completely adrift, and desperate for some control. All he has ever known was how to protect: his family, his friends, and his country. Can he go against everything he has ever known, and give up that control?

Melissa Larson will never let anyone hold the reins in her life. She has been the rock in her family for more years than she can remember, and the fight to keep them together is her main priority right now. She has always been fiercely independent and proud. The last thing she will ever do is ask for someone else’s help. But when that choice is out of her control, forcing her to rely on others to save her and her family, and pick up the pieces that are left, will she be able to let someone else be her strength?

The second Greg locks eyes with Meli, he knows that she is someone he needs. Someone he craves. Meli knew the second she met Greg that he would be nothing but trouble and heartache. Her life takes an unexpected turn, and that bitch Fate is back to wreak more havoc on another member of the Corps family.All hell breaks loose, leaving Greg no choice but to call in a favor. He hooks back up with his old friend Braxxon Breaker from the Breakneck MC. Together, they make sure that nothing threatens anyone Greg loves again