Hey there TH*S readers, it’s hump day how far along are you in your reading for this week?
I’ll be honest with you, I was not able to start Stealing Snow on Monday as I wanted to. Although I had read the synopsis I was busy enjoying the holiday with family and friends. So, my update isnt much of an update at all, I have only gotten 3 chapters in but I am slightly intrigued. I will try my best to update you later on today about my progress.
The Red Wife (The Without Rules Series: Book Two) by Tyffani Clark Kemp
Published: February 7, 2014, Genre: Adult Erotica
E-book, 279 pages
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Misspelled words, misused vocabulary and incorrect punctuation litter the book.
Mariss Red, and Sebastian Boa that is really what the second book is about. The author changes the entire spectrum of the story, instead of there being a feud between the husband and their threesome partner the author decides to kill off the husband so that Mariss and Sebastian could be together. I really was not happy with the way this portion of the story turns out. I will admit that I did kind of see this happening, maybe not the attack on Holden but I knew some way he was going to be written out of the picture. Poor Mariss, she was put through so much in this book the loss of her husband and the nervous break downs, yes plural, and the surprise pregnancy and loss of Holden and Mariss’s child. I think the author was going for a lot of dramatic twists and turns but I just felt as if the world was ganging up on poor Mrs. Red.
Throughout this book Mariss shows off a lot of her acquired skills from her pass time, I can understand the reaction she was feeling with the world pinned against her and the Sebastian Boa never backing down. I felt a lack of depth with the characters, everyone appears to be very one sided I know there will be growth or an attempt of it in the next book, but I would have loved to read more about Sebastian and his promiscuous ways, maybe learn why he wants to sleep with anything that bats their eyelashes. Speaking of Sebastian, I could not stand the fact that he was sleeping with Brenda, she was so exasperating. Brenda was supposed to be older than Sebastian’s mother, and yet she acted as if she were a child. For Brenda to know and understand how Sebastian lives his life with multiple women around she should really have stepped off her high horse with her nagging, and pure jealousy.
Overall the story needed a little more work, I would have liked to see more interactions between Holden and Sebastian maybe a little more tug of war instead of offing Holden as soon as she got the chance. There were a lot of chapters that seemed to repeat, Mariss says no, Sebastian pushes, they end up fooling around, on and on. Let’s face it, we all knew Mariss and Sebastian were going to end up together, I just wish we could see some time in between her grieving and hooking up with Sebastian. He still could’ve come in and saved the day but from afar.
Update for this week. I have finished Red Queen and will be posting a review soon. I also listened to Grey, and Darker by E.L. James and will be posting my review on those two books as well.
I just recently started a new book, A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn, I will be heavily annotating this book I can’t keep my thoughts to myself on this one.
Have you read my latest read, if so please comment and let me know what you thought. Do you enjoy history, or would you rather run from this crazy place we call earth? Did you ever believe things were as cookie cutter as the approved history books draw them out to be?
Personal Synopsis –
Silvers and Reds, a world where people appear to be human but are in fact different with their supernatural/God like abilities. Those whom bleed silver are the supernatural royalty and those who bleed red are the bottom dwellers, here to serve the Silvers. Mare, a Red finds herself in a situation where she finds out about her ability, throwing her into the Silvers world.
Rayne Meyers (Calamity Rayne) is a thirty-year-old trying to get her life together, aren’t we all? I thoroughly enjoyed the book, the fact that Rayne looks at her life and all that she has done and realizes that she needs to change the career path that she is currently stuck in, is something a lot of people can easily relate to. Rayne then decides to take a chance and reach out for an interview with the well-known Davenport family as a personal assistant. Rayne, not being the best at making choices and sticking to them, or filtering what she says, as well as inexperience in the field she does her best to make a good impression on her new boss. The glorious wrench that is thrown into her plans goes by the name of Hale Davenport, yes, the son of her boss.
Hale Davenport is a charming, well educated, and wealthy thirty-year-old, who also just so happens to be the son of Raynes’ boss. Hales’ plans are offset by Calamity Rayne herself, the passion that sparks between the two of them comes on thick right off the bat, but you are given a chance to see what truly lies beneath the heat of their relationship. Hale and Rayne are certainly opposites, but don’t they say opposites attract?
I love the style of writing from Lydia Michaels, I enjoy how she plays on the everyone’s insecurities, but shows their strengths as well. Rayne always expressed situations she wasn’t comfortable with but always put forth the effort when needed. Rayne is someone we can relate to at any age, we all have moments where we don’t feel all to comfortable, Rayne shows just how normal it is. Hale turns out to be the perfect gentleman and while everyone has their own past and issues to work on, Hale takes care of his in an amazing way.
This was given to me as an arc read for an honest review.
I will be reading Calamity Rayne Back Again soon and will be posting a review as soon as I finish the book. I am excited to see what decisions Rayne makes and what path she is led down.
It’s Hump Day, how far along are you in this week’s read?
I am 33% just around 119/344 pages through Temptation by Ivy Smoak. I have mixed feelings about what I’ve read so far, I like the mysterious steam between Penny and Professor Hunter, but I dont like some of the other choices Penny makes. Professor Hunter seems alluring enough to fall for, and he’s obviously intelligent, but his career is on the line, is it worth it? I also don’t like what a push-over Penny seems to be at times. I am hoping Penny gets better at being in control of her life, and not allow others to push her into doing things she’s really not into. As for the plot, I am waiting for the other shoe to drop…it has to drop at some point.
Until next time, make sure to read TH*S!
Here is one portion of a shelf. As you can see I have no particular order to anything. I just thought it would be nice to share a snippet of some of the physical books I own. My favorite book on this shelf is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. 😍
This week I am starting 1 new electronic book, from Amazon Kindle.
Temptation (The Hunted Series Book 1) by Ivy Smoak
Audio book: available
Release date: April 8, 2015
Personal Synopsis –
Penny Taylor meets a handsome guy in a coffee shop, after coming off of a bad relationship, Penny finds herself dreaming of the handsome stranger. Penny’s fantasies are soon tainted with a horrible realization that Mr. Handsome is her communications professor, oh what is a girl to do?