Tuesday, December 8, 2015

To Love Jason Thorn written by Ella Maise (356 pgs) – finished reading 12/8/15 – 5 stars - Contemporary Romance

I totally loved this one! Jason Thorn was such a swoon-worthy character, but his Hollywood image is tainted because of a few indescretions. Drinking and drugs are not the issue, but his brazen sexual innuendos are. Olive, who has been crushing on Jason since she first met him when she was a young girl, finds herself still highly attracted to the guy when once again they meet. It’s now some years later and Jason is a huge Hollywood star while Olive is a best-selling author. Jason is seeking out the lead in her blockbuster novel now being sought by a producer to launch it on the big screen. Oh, my he’s still just as gorgeous and beautiful as he once was, probably even more so, are Olive’s thoughts. And, Jason treats her just like “the little one” that she was all those years ago. But, Olive is not that little anymore. And, through time Jason realizes that.

I threw myself right into this book and didn’t stop turning the pages until I was done. Their story was humorous and romantic. Throughout the book, the reader is introduced to Olive’s friends. Lucy was a hoot while being loyal and protective when times called for it. Char was on the back-burner for me. I didn’t know if she was truly trustworthy or had something deceiving up her sleeve. My suspicions were eventually revealed. And the ex-boyfriend, Marcus, was just an ass. I just knew that there was something not right there. These supporting characters had me on my toes guessing just where their loyalties would eventually lie.

This was a dirty talking, steamy read. Olive seemed to be so innocent but yet such a self-assured woman. And, well Jason he’s confident and always in the moment. So when they were together intimately, the reader gets some pretty sexy glimpses of just how powerful their chemistry actually is. The sensuality between the two was written with passion and poignancy. There was definitely some HOT and spicy panty-melting moments. Whew!!

This was my first Ella Maise read, and I promise you, it won’t be my last. I really enjoyed Jason and Olive’s love story! It was entertaining and romantic! Love those books where someone has loved a person from afar or over time and is so afraid to act on it! The character always seems to grow and eventually shine. And, that’s just what young Olive absolutely did as she matures into a beautiful young woman. And, Jason's eyes were opened as far as how just being with the right woman can be exactly what he was missing all along. This is definitely a keeper, and I’m still gleefully swooning over Jason Thorn’s character...ahhhhh!!!

And, the guy on the cover is just YYYUUUMMMYYY....gotta love those abs!!!

Review Written, 12/8/15

Friday, December 4, 2015

Freakshow written by Jaden Wilkes (297 pgs) – finished reading 11/30/15 – 4 stars - Paranormal Romance


OMG! That is so not the ending that I wanted! I wanted more Cai! I wanted more Liv!! They so deserved to be together!! I have so many unanswered questions. I hope that this is not the end of their story! What about the two other sisters? What about Sea’s destiny? And, where the hell did Orion run off to?

I really enjoyed Liv and Cai’s story. It was like nothing I have ever read before. The whole backdrop of the circus and Liv’s extraordinary gift was exciting and mesmerizing. And, Cai was just so magnificent! What a male! And, their intimacy was beautiful. Exhilarating! HOT!

I just had one small problem with the story. And, that is when Cai’s gift was revealed. It just seemed so mundance of how it was divulged. No hoopla! No surprise! So, other than that, the story’s premise was fantastic! And, the writing was so passionate. Thrilling! Suspenseful! This was one unique find! I just hope there’s going to be more added to complete the full story...

This was vibrant and beautiful cover!!! That’s what first drew me to this book...

Review Written, 11/30/15