Friday, August 30, 2013

Ruin - Rachel Van Dyken

RuinRuin by Rachel Van Dyken

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I bought this book because it was recommended by Amazon as a book I might like, the 5 star reviews sold me on it... I have only ever given maybe 1-2 (if that) 1 star review, and I hate giving poor reviews.

Okay, honestly, Kiersten is socially awkward to the point it is painful.  Her roommate makes it slightly more bearable.  Then you add in the roommates strangely over protective cousin.  This is Kiersten's posse.  Kiersten meets Wes, cliche popular and rich college football quarterback.  Their conversations were so awkward it made me uncomfortable to even read them.  I didn't understand any of their relationship or why the attraction was so strong.  Kiersten was weird and Wes was like a stalker (even referred to himself as one)...

I got almost halfway through this book, I forced myself to keep reading, but once I hit that spot around halfway I just couldn't do it.  I didn't believe the relationships, the dialogue and script was extremely basic, there was no depth to anyone or the story.  Just weird in my opinion and not for me.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Smash Into You - Shelly Crane

I just want to say Shelly Crane is amazing, read all of her books... They will suck you in!

Smash Into YouSmash Into You by Shelly Crane

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Here's why I love Shelly Crane... within the first page of a book I know if I want to read it or not, her books come off strong and addictive, they captivate you from the start and keep your attention through to the end.  This book was a fantastic and fast read.  Jude is a young guy on the run from "Biloxi" for reasons unknown.  He meets Marley a girl with her own problems, they were meant to cross paths and their story is unique and real, it's raw.  I loved these two characters together, the plot was great, the depth was real. 

I read it in a day and can't wait to see what Shelly puts out next.  A great read!

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Forever Too Far - Abbi Glines

Forever Too Far (Rosemary Beach, #4)Forever Too Far by Abbi Glines

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So I loved the first two books, couldn't put them down.  I was so disappointed in this one!  It took me weeks to get through... Abbi Glines is an amazing author no doubt.  I feel like this book lacked any depth and was just written to get readers interested in the Woods/Della and Grant/Harlow series coming out.  There was a lot of action going on with these other couples to kind of grab your attention and I really want to read the Woods series now but that's all I got out of this book.  I'm so happy Rush and Blaire got their happily ever after but didn't really see a need for this one.

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