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Bibliophilic Madness

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Review: Total Surrender by Rebecca Zenetti

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TOTAL SURRENDER BY REBECCA ZANETTI

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4 Stars
Review: Holding Strong by Lori Foster
Holding Strong - Lori Foster

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PLOT: 4
CHARACTERS: 4
COVER: 5

OVERALL RATING: 4

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I have never read any book by Lori Foster before so this was a great introduction to her although this was the second book to the series it was a standalone so it wasn't hard for me to understand the plot. Although there were references about previous characters throughout the book, it was mentioned in a way that you would still get a grasp of what happened.

So if you feel that you liked this book but don't one to read the previous one then you wouldn't have a hard time understanding the plot. Although I do advise you to read the previous book first because it would be better.

The story revolves around Denver Lewis an up-and-coming MMA Fighter. He has lusted for Cherry Peyton for so long but due to her flirty nature he feels that she's not someone who wold be able to commit to him.

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Denver Lewis was an alpha male that was so hot I always anticipated his POV. He was never trying to be deliberately alpha, but when his protective instincts come barging in, he can't help but protect what he feels is his.

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Which I cannot really help but like because although I feel women should be independent and take hold of her own life, sometimes we just need someone to lean on to when the going gets tough.

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Cherry Peyton is a sweet woman who has a not-so sweet past that comes back to bite her. She's very independent and that is one of the reason she ends up having an argument with Denver. But I'm not complaining since it mostly ends up with them having hot and passionate make-up sex.

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One thing that I am not sure if I liked or disliked was the many point of views from side characters in the book. I liked it because I could be able to get a glimpse of the next couples that would be featured on the upcoming books but on the other hand I disliked it because I just want to read more about Cherry and Denver not about the whole gang!

Overall Holding Strong really made me appreciate how Lori Foster writes and I'll be surely reading more books from her.

received digital edition from publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Review
5 Stars
Review: Rock Hard by Nalini Singh
Rock Hard - Nalini Singh

 

 

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Rock Hard by Nalini Singh

Cover: 5
Plot: 4
Characters: 5

Overall Rating: 4

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5 Stars
Review: Addy and the Smart Guy by Carter Ashby
Addy And The Smart Guy (Big Girl Panties Book 3) - Carter Ashby

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Addy and the Smart Guy by Carter Ashby

Cover: 3
Plot: 5
Characters: 5

Overall Rating: 5

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Addy and the Smart Guy was a very amazing read! Addy has been in love with her Proffessor Dr. McDaniels for three years already and she never really expected anything to come out from her feelings but when spring break approaches she was surprised anddelighted that Grey wanted to spend a week with her ALONE

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They spent a week trying to do everything so after that they would be able to get back to their normal lives but you know how these things end up.

If you have been reading my reviews for a while now then you would realize that I adore teacher-student romances the thought of the forbidden is really intriguing. I even have a shelf dedicated for these kind of books. What I liked about this book was that it was forbidden but not to the point that it would turn out to be really gross.

What really surprised me about this book is how hot it was!

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Because if you base it all on the cover it would really remind you of a wholesome YA book that would be filled with some stolen kisses here and there but this book was not it. I would even call this a book bordering on erotica. Not that I mind it, but it was just really surprising since again the cover was very wholesome and all. I guess the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover" is really applicable in this case.

Overall, this was my favorite book in this trilogy and kudos to Carter Ashby for being able to make this into a very worthwhile read.

 

Digital Edition received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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5 Stars
Review: The Hooker and the Hermit
The Hooker and the Hermit - Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
New York’s Finest February 14, 2015 LADIES AND GENTS! I have an announcement!You know that guy I featured on my blog a few months ago? The really, really hot Irish rugby player who plays the position of ‘hooker’ in the RLI (Rugby League International)? The one with the questionable fashion choices leading me to ask whether he was the lovechild of a leprechaun and a hobbit? The one with the anger management issues and the body of a gladiator and the face of a movie star? Ronan Fitzpatrick? Yeah, that guy.Well, I have a confession to make… THE HERMIT Annie Catrel, social media expert extraordinaire at Davidson & Croft Media and clandestine celebrity blogger, can make anyone shine in the court of public opinion. She is the Socialmedialite, anonymous creator of New York’s Finest and the internet’s darling. Virtual reality is Annie’s forte, but actual reality? Not so much. THE HOOKER Ronan Fitzpatrick, aka the best hooker the world of rugby has seen in decades, despises the media—social or otherwise. The press has spun a web of lies depicting him as rugby’s wild and reckless bad boy. Suspended from his team, Ronan has come to Manhattan to escape the drama, lay low, fly under the radar. Only, Ronan isn’t easy to overlook, and he can’t escape the notice of the Socialmedialite… THE PLAN When Ronan is sent to Davidson & Croft Media to reshape his public image, he never expects to cross paths with shy but beautiful Annie, nor does he expect his fierce attraction to her. He couldn’t be happier when her boss suggests pairing them together. What lengths will Annie take to keep her virtual identity concealed? And what happens when the hooker discovers who the hermit really is? The Hooker and the Hermit is a collaboration between authors L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid, is a full length 100k word novel, and is a standalone.
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Source: http://bibliophilicmadness.blogspot.com/2015/02/The-Hooker-and-the-Hermit-L.H-Cosway-and-Penny-Reid-Review.html
Review
3 Stars
Review: Make Me Up by Avery Flynn
Make Me Up (Entangled Ignite) (Killer Style) - Avery Flynn

Make Me Up by Avery Flynn

Cover: 3
Plot: 3
Characters: 4

 

Overall Rating: 3

 

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3 Stars
Review: Maya and The Tough Guy
Maya And The Tough Guy (Big Girl Panties Book 2) - Carter Ashby

Maya and the Tough Guy

Cover: 5
Plot: 3
Characters: 4

Overall Rating: 3



Maya and the Tough Guy was a very emotional read for me. The heroine Maya was physically and mentally abused for most of her life starting from her father and then to her husband.

The book starts off with a flashback from the past and how Maya met her husband Damon, and after that is the present where Maya was going through her divorce with him. Jayce was another character I also loved because he was so loving and caring, and looks like a tough guy, but has a heart of gold.

Jayce and Maya had a historytogether and I loved how here in this book it was the guy who was in love with the heroine for a longer time. Jayce was really sweet and doing everything to help Maya get back to her feet by giving her a job, helping her with her kids and by agreeing to her to have a no-strings attached relationship.

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One thing that really bothered me was when Maya's son Mattie told Jayce that he was also physically abused by his father. Jayce's reaction was very nice and he was trying to comfort Mattie, but the thing that bothered me was that after that chapter nothing about Mattie's abuse was mentioned anymore. Child Abuse is not something to be taken lightly and I just wished that although the book was centered around Maya and Jayce's relationship, the author could have at least given some focus on Mattie too. [/spoiler]



Maya as said before has been mentally and physically abused ever since her childhood so she had reservations on enterimg a new relationship but doesn't have any if it's going to be a no-strings attached kind of thing. I know what Maya weent through was tough but sometimes the way she treats Jayce was really harsh. I believe that being a victim is a matter of choice you could choose to be one or choose to become a survivor.

That was what was lacking in Maya from the start of the book. She was scared and timid, lettinf people walk over her so she was a victim. But later on, she didn't take bullshit from anybody and learned to stand up for herself then she became a survivor.

The romance between Jayce and Maya was sizzling but at times it was getting too repititive. I don't think this book was meant to be Erotica but the amount of sex scenes would make you think otherwise. I guess if the sex scenes were lessened, the book could've been able to focus more on the important things like what I wrote in my spoiler. Overall Maya and The Tough Guy was a good read but not something really spectacular.

Received digital edition exchange for an honest review

Source: http://bibliophilicmadness.blogspot.com/2015/01/review-maya-and-tough-guy.html#more
Review
5 Stars
The Untouchables by J.J Mcavoy Review
The Untouchables - J.J. McAvoy




The Untouchables
Ruthless People #2
Publication Date: January 22, 2015
Also in this series: The Untouchables


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One Secret. Multiple Casualties. Everything Melody Callahan has ever been told about her past is a lie. Her father lied. Her husband lied. But like all secrets…they come out. Not only is her mother, Aviela, alive but she won’t stop until she tears down everything Liam and Melody have spent the past year building.

With a new target on their back and the media now focused on their family as the Presidential election approaches, Liam and Melody must fight on two battlefronts. Melody is torn between being in love with Liam and wanting to kill him for lying to her. Being in love and showing love are two different things in her world. Liam wants to do anything to protect his family even if that means hurting the people he loves.

Family is everything… but what happens when they’re out for your blood? Everything they have been through is nothing compared to what is coming...




Warning: This book contains adult language and subject matter including graphic violence and explict sex that may be disturbing for some readers. This book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Source: http://bibliophilicmadness.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-untouchables-by-jj-mcavoy.html
Reading happens in a sofa with your family.

WHO SAYS READING IS FOR WHEN YOU'RE ALONE ONLY?

 

Since Christmas is all about the birthday of Jesus Christ (if you're a Christian) and spending time with your family, I decided to combine all of these elements into one picture. Though what I posted are two because at the first photo my face could not be seen. (I'm the third person from the right by the way)

 

My grandmother is reading the Bible so that's the part that represents Jesus/

 

And unity and family was expresses

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Reading happens when you're with your Family.

WHO SAYS READING IS FOR WHEN YOU'RE ALONE ONLY?

 

Since Christmas is all about the birthday of Jesus Christ (if you're a Christian) and spending time with your family, I decided to combine all of these elements into one picture. Though what I posted are two because at the first photo my face could not be seen. (I'm the third person from the right by the way)

 

My grandmother is reading the Bible so that's the part that represents Jesus/

 

And unity and family was expresses

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Review
5 Stars
Ruthless People Review
Ruthless People - J.J. McAvoy

Synopsis:

 

"Mr. & Mrs. Smith meets the Sopranos..." To the outside world, they look like American Royalty, giving to charities, feeding the homeless, rebuilding the city. But behind closed doors is a constant battle for dominance between two Bosses, cultures, and hearts.

Ruthless People is a romantic crime fiction set in modern day Chicago, and follows the life and marriage of Melody Giovanni and Liam Callahan—rivals by blood and leaders through fear. Their marriage, arranged by their fathers in hopes to end years of bloodshed between the Irish and the Italians.

Liam believes he’s getting a simple-minded wife, one he can control, one who bends to his every need . . . the complete opposite of Melody. She knows exactly what type of man he is, and would rather die than give up the power she has spent her life building.

The Mafia of the past has evolved, and with rival bosses gunning for them, Melody and Liam will have to learn to work as one to take down those who stand in their way.

1 Marriage x 2 Bosses = 3x the Chaos

 

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Source: http://bibliophilicmadness.blogspot.com/2014/04/ruthless-people.html
Review
5 Stars
Bad Romeo Review
Bad Romeo - Leisa Rayven

When Cassie Taylor met Ethan Holt at acting school, sparks flew. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy about campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing, Cassie and Ethan's romance seemed destined. Until he broke her heart and betrayed her trust. Now the A-list heartthrob is back in her life and turning her world around. One touch at a time.

Cast as romantic leads once again, they're forced to confront raw memories of the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their secret college affair. But they'll also discover that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks.



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Source: http://www.bibliophilicmadness.blogspot.com/2014/12/bad-romeo.html
Review
5 Stars
Husband Hunter by Genevieve Gannon Review
Husband Hunters - Genevieve Gannon
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Synopsis:

 

Clementine, a psychologist specialising in couples counselling, is reeling from the discovery that her boyfriend is married. Annabel, an ex-model, only seems to attract men who want her as a trophy. Daniela, a civil engineer, is stuck in the friendzone.
Abandoning the romantic notions of true love that haven't worked out for them, the three decide to use their considerable professional skills to find a partner. This isn't about hearts and flowers; it's about being practical.

Warm and witty, Husband Hunters is about what happens when you try to engineer love.

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Source: http://bibliophilicmadness.blogspot.com/2014/12/husband-hunters-genevieve-gannon.html