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Review: The Billionaire Bum by Samantha Blair

Book: The Billionaire Bum

Author: Samantha Blair

Published: March 2011

My Rating: 2/5

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Book Description:

Billionaire businessman Jackson Hayes finds himself in a difficult situation one night after making a crazy bet with his brother and business partner. Can he survive one week living like he’s homeless? What will he learn about life and love along the way? A romantic comedy that will warm your heart and open your eyes.

My Review:

I don’t even know how to rate this book.

I was intrigued by the cover of course, and the description. I know following books because of its cover ain’t wise, but damn! Most of the time good covers equal good books. Not this time though.

It wasn’t that the book sucked, per se. It just wasn’t really good… I guess that means it sucked? Meh. Continue reading

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Review: It’s in His Kiss by Caitie Quinn

Book: It’s in His Kiss

Author: Caitie Quinn

Published: June 2011

My Rating: 5/5

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Book Description:

Jenna’s been letting life pass her by as she works on her career. But, when she needs to do some research of this kissing kind, things may get a little more heated than she expected.
Research has never been so fun.

This 11k short has no vampires, shape shifter or scorching sex, but it might make you snort your diet Coke out your nose.

My Review:

[This is a short story and as such it is reviewed differently than full lengths books]

Eeek! How can such a short story be so damn good?!

It was beyond cute. And so funny!

Jenna is a writer. She writes a YA series and her character is in serious need of her first kiss. The only problem is Jenna can’t write it. Why? Well, write about what you know they say. If only Jenna’s first kiss wasn’t one she’d like to forget. Continue reading

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Review: Inescapable (The Premonition #1) by Amy A. Bartol

Book: Inescapable (The Premonition #1)

Author: Amy A. Bartol

Published: August 2011

My Rating: 5/5

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Book Description:

My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me–my freshman year of college. I had been hoping that once I had arrived on Crestwood’s campus, the nightmare that I’ve been having would go away. It hasn’t.

I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I’m grounded…sane. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he is near, I feel an attraction to him–a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you’re thinking…that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would–if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I’m the worst thing that’s ever happened to Crestwood…or him. But, get this, for some reason every time I turn around he’s there, barging into my life.

What is the secret he is keeping from me? I’m hoping that it is anything but what I expect: that he is not exactly normal…and neither am I. So maybe Crestwood won’t be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I have been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is…inescapable.

My Review:

I don’t know whether to scream in happiness or to cry right now. I just finished reading Inescapable and I’m not so sure if it is wise of me to write a review quiet so soon. I probably need to take a few deep breaths, because really, my head is swimming. What have you done to me Amy A. Bartol?

Wow. Where to start, huh? Continue reading

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Review: Second Kiss by Natalie Palmer

Book: Second Kiss

Author: Natalie Palmer

Published: November 2010

My Rating: 5/5

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Book Description:

Gemma Mitchell is a normal girl who somehow gets herself into abnormally embarrassing circumstances. And while she thinks she’s the biggest loser in school because of them, there are a few people in her life who would disagree. One of those people is her best friend, Jess Tyler, who is opposite to her in every way. He’s popular, good looking, athletic, and intelligent, and he can’t get enough of Gemma. But while Gemma is dealing with problems like wrong locker combinations and Valentine’s Day dances, Jess is living in a world of serious issues that are foreign to Gemma, until she realizes that he’s holding on to her for dear life.

Humorous and true to life, Second Kiss is an entertaining saga about a boy and girl who find that their lives have a lot more meaning once they have shared them with each other.

My Review:

Second Kiss is a story about how love and friendship can help you get through the hardest times of your life. Continue reading

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Review: On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Book: On the Island

Author: Tracey Garvis-Graves

Published: October 2011

My Rating: 5/5

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Book Description:

When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family’s summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day. T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He’s almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn’t bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family – and a stack of overdue assignments – instead of his friends.

Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.’s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island.

Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter. Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.

My Review:

Oh my god! What a book! I think I’ll never quite recovered from the emotional roller-coaster this book provided. A forever favorite, that’s for sure.

I’ve wanted to start this book since the moment I found it, but you know how it is. Life isn’t always on our side, I ended up putting it down for a little while, but I’m so glad I read it now. So glad! I was hooked since the very first chapter when we meet 16-year-old T.J, and his tutor 30-year-old English teacher Anna. Continue reading

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