Ultime recensioni

venerdì 28 marzo 2014

Lovelines - S. Walden

Il 25 Marzo 2014 è finalmente uscito il nuovo libro di una delle mie scrittrici preferite : Lovelines di S. Walden!!! Per un breve periodo sarà in offerta a € 0,89 su amazon ( vedi link a fondo pagina ) , io ne ho subito approfittato ;-) Non dimenticatevi della giveaway, che troverete in questo post, per vincere una copia gratis e molti altri premi!!!

Vi avevo già dato un pò di informazioni in un precedente post ( ecco il Link per chi se lo fosse perso  !! oppure cercate S. Walden tra le Etichette ) 
Non ho ancora avuto modo di leggerlo quindi non posso farne una recensione accurata ma ve lo consiglio ad occhi chiusi!! Scrive in un inglese semplice (potete constatarlo voi stesse dagli estratti del libro gentilmente forniti dalla autrice!) quindi si presta a ogni tipo di lettrice.In questa storia d'amore si parla di un argomento molto delicato e sfortunatamente molto comune tra le persone OCD ( obsessive-compulsive disorder ), è stato affrontato con cura e delicatezza dalla scrittrice. Ha pubblicato un  Post sul suo blog molto interessate che vi invito a leggere, vi darà un'idea con quanta serietà lavori questa autrice.
Ecco un pò di teasers per prepararci a quello che sarà la lettura di questo romanzo!! Io personalmente non vedo l'ora di immergermi in questo nuovo capolavoro!!!! 

lunedì 24 marzo 2014

Lick - Kylie Scott

“Let me get this straight, you don't remember anything?"
"No," I said, swallowing hard. "What did we do last night?"
"We got fucking married," he growled.

Queste sono le premesse del romanzo Lick di Kylie Scott!! Link per Amazon
Si tratta di un libro molto divertente la cui storia d'amore ha un contesto un pò diverso dal solito ma sempre suggestivo per noi inguaribile romantiche figlie degli anni 80 dove il rock e roll aveva un fascino irresistibile! Dal punto di vista dell'inglese, non ritengo sia una sfida per le principianti,  la trama è molto semplice , i dialoghi rendono la lettura scorrevole. Accessibile a tutte !

Evelyn Thomas, è una ragazza a modo, studiosa e composta. Non era però preparata alla situazione che le si presentava davanti il mattino dopo la sbronza colossale a Las Vegas. Per il suo 21esimo compleanno, insieme alla sua amica Lauren, avevano deciso di evadere e lasciarsi andare. Missione compiuta!
Evelyn si sveglia in una stanza d'albergo, che non ricorda di aver prenotato, sul pavimento del bagno, ma non sa come ci sia arrivata, di fianco ad un super sexy ragazzo senza maglietta ricoperto di tatuaggi, che non ha mai visto prima, con un gigantesco diamante al dito di cui non ha assolutamente idea come ne è entrata in possesso.....

“It’s not fair that you remember and I don’t.”
“No,” he said, his voice hard, cold, in a way I hadn’t heard it. He looked over at me, jaw set. “It’s not fair that I remember and you don’t, Evelyn.” 

martedì 18 marzo 2014

Hearts in Darkness - Laura Kaye

Love In An Elevator     Livin' it up when I'm goin' down
Love In An Elevator     Lovin' it up till I hit the ground

Così cantavano gli Aereosmith! Era la canzone che mi suonava nella mente mentre leggevo questo libro! Hearts in Darkness di Laura Kaye è un libro che appartiene ad un genere di profondo romance che sfocia leggermente nell'erotica,l'inglese è semplice quindi si tratta di una lettura facile facile!!!!
Su Amazon il prezzo è di € 1,99....non perdete questa occasione!!!! Kobo
Analizziamo un momento il titolo: letteralmente significa cuori nell'oscurità. La storia si svolge, per buona parte del romanzo, dentro un ascensore. Makenna ha terminato la sua giornata di lavoro e sta freneticamente entrando in ascensore non guardando dove sta andando o chi le sta intorno, i suoi occhi sono fissi sul cellulare. Alza distrattamente lo sguardo e ha solo una frazione di secondo per rendersi conto che non è da sola mentre le luci si spengono e l'ascensore si blocca. 

Two strangers…
Makenna James thinks her day can't get any worse, until she finds herself stranded in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call, the pin-striped accountant catches only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights go out.

Four hours…

Caden Grayson is amused when a harried redhead dashes into his elevator fumbling her bags and cell phone. His amusement turns to panic when the power fails. Despite his piercings, tats, and vicious scar, he's terrified of the dark and confined spaces. Now, he's trapped in his own worst nightmare.

One pitch-black elevator…
To fight fear, they must reach out and open up. With no preconceived notions based on looks to hold them back, they discover just how much they have in common. In the warming darkness, attraction grows and sparks fly, but will they feel the same when the lights come back on?

venerdì 14 marzo 2014

Offerta speciale !! Unbroken - Melody Grace

May I have your attention please?
Cosmo Girls ho un'altra offerta speciale da proporvi, mi raccomando approfittatene finché è valida!!!
Unbroken di Melody Grace - Versione in lingua originale a € 0,72 ( sorry ma non esiste ancora una versione in italiano! ) Ecco il link per Amazon
Un paio di informazioni al volo:
La trama è abbastanza coinvolgente, il livello di difficoltà dell'inglese è basso, personalmente non l'ho trovato molto scorrevole ma il libro è breve quindi non risulta pesante. Ammetto di averlo letto di fretta e non sono stata molto presa dalla storia ma tutto sommato l'ho trovato sufficientemente gradevole. Considerando l'offerta, lo consiglio !!!

"Mom always told me there are two kinds of love in this world: the steady breeze, and the hurricane. Emerson Ray was my hurricane...."

Juliet McKenzie was an innocent eighteen-year old when she spent the summer in Beachwood Bay—and fell head over heels in love with Emerson. Complicated, intense Emerson, the local bad boy. His blue eyes hid dark secrets, and just one touch could set Juliet ablaze. Their love was demanding and all-consuming, but when summer ended, tragedy tore them apart. Juliet swore she’d never go back, and she’s kept that promise… Until now.

Four years later, Juliet’s done her best to rebuild the wreckage of her shattered life. She’s got a great boyfriend, and a steady job planned after she graduates. Returning to Beachwood to pack up her family’s beach house to prepare it for sale, Juliet is determined that nothing will stand in the way of her future. But one look from Emerson, and all her old desire comes flooding back. He let her go once, but this time, he’s not giving up without a fight. And Emerson fights dirty.

A heartbreaking history. An unstoppable passion. Torn between her past and future, Juliet struggles to separate love from desire. But will they find a way to overcome their tragic secrets—together? And after so much damage has been done, can a love remain unbroken? 

*This book contains adult situations and explicit content.*

giovedì 13 marzo 2014

Raw - Belle Aurora

A little personal anecdote on this book:
11.00 pm, I was in bed reading, almost at the end of the book, my husband next to me watching tv. I was very relaxed because I was getting how the book would end....then I finished it. In that moment I was rushing out of the bed saying very loud, and very inappropriate considering how late it was, " what the f**k??" my hubby looked at me like I was crazy so I told him all about this book!!! Poor guy...he listened but he did give it a damn...he's the sweetest!
That was a warning about this author!! when you think is all predictable...she changes it all!! she's amazing that's why she's in my top 5 !!!

This is Raw by Belle Aurora.

***Author Note: This is not a love story. This is a story of love gone wrong.***

Growing up the way I did, you’d think I’d be more screwed up than what I actually am. Soon as I turned sixteen, I left that bump in the road I called home and took my chances on the street. Best decision I ever made.
Now, at the age of twenty six, I’m educated, employed and damn good at my job. My friends have become my family. Like me, they know what it’s like to grow up unloved.
But the saying is true. The world makes way for those who know where they are going. That’s me.
I know where I’m going and I’ll get there eventually. On my own terms and at my own pace. But then there’s him.
I feel his eyes on me. I see him hiding in plain sight. He watches me. He makes me feel. It’s unconventional. But it’s real. I’m sure you’re wondering how a person falls in love with their stalker. So am I. This isn’t a story. This is my life

Lexi is a social worker with a heavy background. She wants to do something real in helping people avoid what she beared. She has a big heart but sometimes she's full of contradictions, she thinks in a way then do in another. That's because people experiment, they try something new, never thought it might be interesting. She thinks she knows the world and how it works....boy, how she's wrong and how she will know it!! but this give her a chance to know herself from a new prospective.

“There’s something about having your choices taken from you that is equally liberating and frightening. Handing over control to a person is a big deal. A showing of trust. And sometimes, I would like to be taken on a ride rather than drive.” 

“I don't want a knight in shining armor. I don't want a knight in scuffed armor.
I want his helmet to have dents. I want my knight to be real, and dark and savage. I want my knight to be a survivor. Someone who's been tested and got through his trails. Not some pussy in gleaming metal.”

Raw: ( emotions/qualities ) strong and natural emotions but not completley developed or controlled -
( language ) containing a lot o sexual details - ( descriptions ) giving the unpleasant facts, without trying to make them more acceptable
This is a vague idea of Twitch's personality!!! He obviously has some major issuses. His life was so brutal it changed him completely but he found his way and very proud of it. He feels he misses something and mistakes it with vengence. His vicious anger makes him take some really bad decisions. In the end he only wants to be loved for what he is, don't we all??

This is an erotic/romace novel. Please don't mistake it for a cheesy chick flick story - boy meets girl,they fall in love and do it a loooot everywhere in every position, declaring how crazy are about each other!
Sex is present....very present....some like it hot or sweet or rough or kinky....we are not born with tastes, we find them during that trip called life and it could be we find  we like it very kinky!!!!!

martedì 11 marzo 2014

The Duff - Kody Keplinger

The DUFF : Designated Ugly Fat Friend

Quante volte vi è capitato di uscire con le vostre amiche, andare a fare shopping insieme, chiacchierare con loro tra i banchi di scuola, mangiare un panino al fast food....e all'improvviso rendersi conto di essere quella con qualche kg in più, la meno carina, quella non vestita alla moda e con poco trucco sul viso??
L'età della crescita non perdona e tanto meno i propri coetanei...soprattutto se sono maschi e magari super carini e circondati sempre da belle ragazze, ogni giorno una diversa. Peggio ancora se si viene avvicinati da un ragazzo simile ed è lui stesso a chiedere di stare al suo gioco e chiacchierare perché così facendo le amiche carine saranno commosse dal suo "pietoso" gesto di parlare con la bruttina o per meglio dire THE DUFF. Nel dettaglio, sarebbe la ragazza meno attraente di tutti, che i maschi considerano per ultima ( se si accorgono di lei ) e che rimane in disparte mentre le altre si divertono a ballare nei locali.
Non posso nemmeno immaginare l'umiliazione di sentirsi chiamare cosi ma è quello che succede in questo libro a Bianca Piper dal "womanizer"  Wesley Rush. Siccome la nostra protagonista ha un carattere tosto, la sua reazione è quella di rovesciargli addosso un bicchere di Cherry Coke lasciandolo così a bocca aperta
“You're a disgusting, shallow, womanizing jackass, and I hope that soda stains your preppy little shirt." Just before I marched away, I looked over my shoulder and added, "And my name isn't Duffy. it's Bianca. we've been in the same homeroom since middle school, you selfabsorbed son of a bitch. ( un applauso per Bianca!!). Frequentando la stessa High School e lo stesso locale, gli incontri sono frequenti e poco piacevoli.“Spanish, huh?" he said, glancing down at the scattered papers as he grabbed them. "Can you say anything interesting?""El tono de tu voz hace que queria estrangularme." I stood up and waited for him to hand over my papers."That sounds sexy," he said, getting to his feet and handing me the stack of Spanish work he'd swept together. "What's it mean?"
"The sound of your voice makes me want to strangle myself."       "Kinky.” 
Vivendo una situazione familiare complicata, Bianca vuole solo distrarsi e non pensare, Wesley è sorprendentemente disponibile nell'aiutarla. Incomincia così una "amicizia di interesse" che porterà i due protagonisti a conoscersi e imparare che spesso la prima impressione non è quella che conta.

domenica 9 marzo 2014

Escaping Destiny - Amelia Hutichins

Title: Escaping Destiny ( The Fae Chronicles #3)
Author: Amelia Hutchins
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication: February 17, 2014

I thought things couldn't get worse. I was wrong.
I found out what I really wanted and was forced to give him up. Just as I found out who I really am, I was presented to the elusive Horde King as a gift.
This was the mystical being I was hidden from for more than twenty years.
Although Ryder promised to save me, I couldn't let him get near this creature, so I willingly (sort of) signed myself over to be his new plaything.
Now in the Horde Realm, nothing is going remotely like I thought it would.
My powers and emotions are on the fritz, and each day seems to bring surprises that I am not sure how to deal with.
The Horde King thinks he has me exactly where he wants me. He thinks he has taken all of my options away. I still have choices. Embracing what destiny has planned for me, or escaping it.

Search it on Goodreads                          Buy Links       Amazon  / Smashwords

First of all, I want to thank Mrs Amelia Hitchins and  "For the love of books" girls who provided me my ARC ( advance review copy ), they have been very nice to me and this is a great honor.
I seriously loved this book!!! This series is amazing and cherished very much all of it. do you need to refresh your memory? here's the link for the first and second book .
The author confirms her ability to surprise me keeping this story intriguing and exciting. I really don't want spoiler anything here...so I just write that for Syn and Ryder things are getting a little bit more complicated!!! Some secrets are discovered but some shadows still remain. when everything seems settled for them to start living their life together, growing a relationship, exploring what they feel for each other...some accidents happen and drift them apart. This is not an easy journey for them, suffer and pain are always to be found but this is a strong couple, they match and they have the same goals and want to fight together.
Syn is a warrion princess, she fights and loves with every cell of her body and heart, she beared a lot of troubles, her life changed suddenly and she's trying very hard to adjust. She wants to do the right thing but not sacrifice her heart. Her funny spirit never falter though!!
Ryder is an awesome male alpha character, at first sight he may seem shallow and selfish but he fights for what is important for him and Faery...his methods are peculiar but he get results, his army respect him and he knows his people depend on him. Big applause for the sex scenes!!! damn, this author knows what she's doing ;-)
Love, anger, passion, betrayal, lust and magic!!! you can find that in this book and so much more!!!

giovedì 6 marzo 2014

Entreat Me - Grace Draven

Beauty and the Beast. A wonderful story, a delicate sweet-dreams fairy tale. This is not the case of Entreat Me by Grace Draven. Foget the disney movie with dancing tea cups and all the singing stuff, this book is not for children at all. This story has been abused lately, a tv-show, a movie ( Vincent Cassel....come.on.!!) but please don't misunderstand it for a commercial pretext. This self-publishing author is not following the flow, she is writing in spite of it hoping we could appreciate it, I really did and hope you do too.

Afflicted by a centuries-old curse, a warlord slowly surrenders his humanity and descends toward madness. Ballard of Ketach Tor holds no hope of escaping his fate until his son returns home one day, accompanied by a woman of incomparable beauty. His family believes her arrival may herald Ballard's salvation....until they confront her elder sister.

Determined to rescue her sibling from ruin, Louvaen Duenda pursues her to a decrepit castle and discovers a household imprisoned in time. Dark magic, threatening sorcerers, and a malevolent climbing rose with a thirst for blood won't deter her, but a proud man disfigured by an undying hatred might. Louvaen must decide if loving him will ultimately save him or destroy him.
A tale of vengeance and devotion

How powerful can be a curse casted by a woman's hatred and vengeance in her deathbed. Four hundred years passed, Ballard and his son Gavin still suffered from it during magical flux, it causes them such a pain to even lose their humanity and sanity. They decided to live isolated, sure there is no hope for them to change their condition.

When Gavin meets Cinna and, in order to save her from a deceitful marriage, brings her to Ketach Tor, father and son start believing again. But this is not a curse that can be break with a kiss. Louven can't allow her sister spending an entire winter alone with strangers where there's a gentleman courting her, so she decides to follow and stay with her. Ballard and Louvaen finally meet and they are not what they expect from each other. The sisters will play an important role for the Lord of the castle and his heir.