Review: Where I Belong By: J. Daniels

4 Stars!
When Mia returns to Alabama after leaving nine years prior, she planned to spend the summer with her best friend Tessa.  Mia’s mother has been sick with breast cancer and makes her take a vacation and have a little fun.  Mia doesn’t want to leave her mom but knows that she is in good hands.  What she doesn’t want to do is deal with Tessa’s asshole older brother, the older brother who was cruel to her growing up and made her cry because of his cruel words.  Too bad fate can be a cruel bitch, especially when you find out that the sexy as sin, hot guy you gave your virginity to, is in fact that same brother of your best friend, you know the one you hate? 
Ben doesn’t realize that the woman who he shared his bed with the night before, that same woman who has him enthralled after their night together, the one he needs more time with, is in fact his little sister’s best friend.  The same Mia that he used to make fun of when he was younger.  The same one, who, when she finds out the truth behind her hot sexy guy from the night before, wants nothing to do with him.  Ben isn’t that same asshole he was when he was younger, he has changed and when he sees how much he hurt Mia in the past, it really does cut him to the core.  He knows that what they had may have only been one night, but deep inside he knows Mia is the only woman for him.
Where I Belong is the first book in the Alabama Summerseries, and it is a sweet, sexy and fun start to a new series.  It was almost like I could feel the sexual tension between Ben and Mia in my hands as I held onto my kindle.  I loved that Mia make Ben earn her trust, that Ben was willing to prove to her that he wasn’t that same immature asshole that she remembers, but someone who deserves her love.  Mia was trying to have some fun while at the same time wondering if she made the right choice to leave her mom behind with her aunt, even though her mom was the one to force it. 

I have had this book on my kindle for a while now, and I almost forgot about it until I remembered that it was the book that I needed to read prior to another book for a review next week. (And if you can’t figure it out that book is book two in this series and as soon as I am done typing this review  because I am already hooked on this series.)  I can’t believe I waited as long as I did to read this.  I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a sweet but very sexy read about a second chance to show that people do change and that sometimes that the girl (or boy) that you are picking on (or who picks on you) when you are younger, will be the perfect match for your heart when you get older.

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Find Jordie by H.J. Harley

Jordie Spagnato was content raising her daughter on her own, and running a successful New York City hot spot. Enter Nathan Harper: tall, handsome, full of charisma and there to lend a hand when a drunken brawl almost lands Jordie in jail.

Late night walks, rooftop visits and breakfast quickly become their routine until Nathan’s future and Jordie’s past threaten to ruin their lives.
  

Excerpt:

“Fuck!” I blurted out as I reached my steps. Nathan was perched there halfway up and, my Lord, he was looking fine.
“Is that a statement or a request?” He grinned mischievously at me, a grin that touched those amazing blue eyes.
Oh shit, he’s here … on my front porch. My heart slammed into my throat and I was pretty sure I had lost the ability to form a coherent sentence.
“Hi?” was all I could manage to say. What was he doing here at three A.M.?
“I wanted to make sure you made it home safely,” he said, as if answering my silent question.
“Nut. Job,” I mouthed slowly to him.
He laughed, unveiling that beautiful, perfect, white-toothed smile that made his eyes even brighter. Then it happened. With that one smile, I surrendered to whatever it was inside of me I was fighting. I could no longer worry about how this story would end
when all I wanted to do was start it. I walked past him. “Want to come up for a beer or something?” I unlocked the door and waited for the impact of the rejection.
“Or something.”
I could hear the smirk in his tone.
“Is that a statement or a request?” Ugh, what are you doing? Is this flirting? I silently sighed. Rachel had never been more correct — it had been too long. “Lock the door behind you, please.” I started the two-flight journey to my apartment. We reached my door, and I took a deep breath while I unlocked it. We walked in and I tossed my crap on the table as usual. He closed the door, and I heard the click of the
lock.
“Want some breakfast?” I asked him, walking past the large sectional in my living room into the kitchen. Nathan followed but stopped in the dining room and took a quick glance around my place as he leaned against the wall. “Assuming I will be here for
breakfast?” he asked in a sultry voice full of humor.
Flushed, I popped my head out from behind the fridge door. “Smart ass, I meant now. I’m starving. Yes or no?”
“Sure.” He got dimples when he smiled.
“Can you make some coffee?” I pointed to the pantry closet door.
“Yes, ma’am.” He stepped into the pantry. “Pop Tarts? You eat Pop Tarts?” His muffled words became clearer as he walked out, holding coffee in one hand and a box of Pop Tarts in the other. He closed the door with his foot.
“I enjoy a good Pop Tart.” I pouted, crinkling my eyebrows.
“Seriously? Strawberry? I thought you said you enjoyed a good Pop Tart.” He eyed me suspiciously.
“Shut up — it’s the sprinkles. They make me happy.” I quickly looked back down to the pan, trying not to stare at his amazing blue eyes.
“Do you know what these are made of?” He sounded appalled, as if I were eating a cockroach instead of an artificial pastry.
“No, please enlighten me.” I noticed my cheeks hurt because I had been smiling for the past five minutes.
“All right, sassy pants, I will.” He was attempting to be serious, but began to laugh while he poured water into the coffee maker.
“C’mon educate me, I need a good schooling, and have you ever made coffee before?” I playfully grabbed the coffee from his hands, swiftly dumped four scoops into the top of the machine, closed the lid, and pressed the start button.
“Impressive.” He hopped onto the counter holding the box of Pop Tarts again, watching me. “It’s a sugar coma is what it is. I can’t explain it. I just know anything that has a shelf life of fourteen years and is still edible after a nuclear winter can’t be good for you.” He held his head high and tightened his lips as if he was triumphant in convincing me.
I stared blankly at him, trying my damnedest not to laugh, but the corners of my mouth betrayed me as they tightened. We both burst out in laughter.
“Really? That’s all you got?” I snatched the box from his hands and put it back on the counter. “Like I said, it’s all about the sprinkles, so if there is in fact a nuclear winter, at least I’ll be happy.” I tossed him a loaf of bread.
“Can you make toast?”
“Can I make toast?” He hopped off the counter. “Of course I can make
toast.”
When I turned to look at him he was standing at the toaster with a confused look on his face.
“You’re kidding me, right?”
My mouth popped open wide in shock and he laughed.
“Gotcha.” He winked, pushing down the lever.
Oh my, no nono. I won’t survive this night if he keeps shit like that up.

 

Bio:
HJ grew up in Bricktown New Jersey, less than an hour away from New York City. As a teenager and early twenties, she loved hanging out in the glamor of NYC. She was a “City Brat” so it was pretty difficult for her to pack her stuff and three cats in 2005, for a life changing road trip, moving to California. She’s travelled around the country until she met her better half in 2005.

After serving twelve years in the Air Force, the man of her dreams ended his military career and they moved to Georgia in 2007. Since then, they’ve settled down in Leesburg GA, and had their first child.

No place has ever come close to replacing the magic of New York City for HJ. So when it was decided to try this romance writing gig out, naturally her first book ‘Finding Jordie’ would be set there.

HJ enjoys reading, and spending time with her family. Reality TV is a guilty pleasure and she’s a sucker for romantic comedies and Robert Pattinson. HJ is a pro at goofing off, She talks with my hands, (She’s Italian!) She drinks way too much coffee, and gets too little sleep. Oh, and she has a thing for Jackie-O sized sunglasses. HJ’s has five furry kids and most importantly, one beautiful daughter. HJ is always striving to be the best Mom possible.

HJ’s very passionate about the things she loves, that’s why she was outraged when they cancelled SMASH and Southland! It should be considered a small miracle if you ever get to see a serious or pic of her posing all nice and pretty…She’s not that girl. She’s a spontaneous goof and believes the best things in life come naturally. Yes, that includes random no make-up selfies during a 2:00a.m. writing marathon.

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Cover Reveal: Take Me With You by K.A. Linde

Grant 
All of my demons are coming to head. I thought Ari could push them back. I thought I could conquer my vices with her at my side. I thought wrong.
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Fear is my new constant. I thought I could conceal it, contain it, control it. I thought that now that I had Grant the worst was over. I thought wrong.

But if we’re going to survive, wherever you go…take me with you. 

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Excerpt

I’d never given much thought to falling in love. For someone like me, it seemed an impossibility. Why dwell on something that would never happen? I had no interest in chicks for more than what they could give me in one night. Fuck ‘em and then show ‘em the door. There were always clinger groupies, who claimed to love me. But they loved what I could offer them. Sex.A one-night stand.A story to tell their friends about how they slept with a rocker.With Grant McDermott. I was a name. A symbol.Nothing more.

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USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.


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Houston Author Event Interview & Giveaways: Day 7 Spotlight on Rebecca Donovan


I was given the incredible opportunity to sit down and have some one-on-one face time with the attending authors at the recent Houston event. It was a blast! I got to pick their brains for five minutes each. Thanks to all of you who submitted questions, I was armed and prepared. ~Nadine 
We’ll be featuring a different author and their interview here for the next several days. Make sure you scroll to the bottom and enter the AMAZING Rafflecopter for your chance to win a SIGNED paperback from each attending author and keep scrolling for another chance to win various swag from the event. If you submitted a question on either My Secret Romance’s Facebook page or Oh Whimsical Me’s Facebook page, you get extra entry points.
Today’s spotlight is Rebecca Donovan! You asked the questions, she answered them. Enjoy!
What inspired you to start writing?
I’ve always been a writer. I had a winter off and decided to take a chance and write. Things just lined up and it was a whim. I messed with it for a year and half before I self published.
What are you planning to do next?
I just finished the stand alone book called What If. I just submitted to a publisher who I’m signing with. It will be out this fall. Then I’m going to start Jonathan’s trilogy it’s called The Burning series. It’s the spinoff character from Barely Breathing. It’s going to be a dark, violent, awful book. It’s not a love story, at all. Be afraid. *insert laughter*
If you could turn one of your books into a TV series or a movie, which one would you choose?
I’m working with a production company. (Stayed tuned for news guys! She’s working on something pretty exciting.)
Do you have a dream cast?
I’d like it to be a fresh face where that character is only attached to that actor.
What inspired your characters?
I worked with teens, troubled teens, out of college. I have a degree in Psychology. That’s where the abuse side of it came from.
My characters are a little bit of me. It’s easier if I write them this way. So a little bit of Emma is in me. A little bit of Sarah is in me. But, I have to know my character before I get started, so I develop their personalities. I have to know them inside and out, their motives and personality before I can touch the paper. For example like with What If I started developing the characters right when I got done with Out of Breath like last July and I didn’t start writing it till September and I still didn’t get it right till like December.
Do you write every aspect down for them?
No, it’s all in my head. It’s in my head. I plot things on a calendar, like the major points what’s going to happen, so it’s chronological. It’s in pencil so I can erase things. Then I can connect those organically.
I actually wrote What If out of order. I’ve never written that way before. It was very intimidating to me cause I’m very organized. What If is a completely different experience than writing the Breathing series. I had to write from a twenty year old male’s point of view. It was counter intuitive cause I’m a female. I wanted it to feel authentic.  
Who do you fangirl over?
I don’t. I let people live their life. I can appreciate their product and what they do. Especially musicians. But, I kind of just let them be. I’m afraid of what if I don’t like them. It’s very cool when I do get to meet people. I just try to let them be.
Those chimes were ringing again. Stop by Rebecca’s website to learn more about her and her books.
About Rebecca
Optimism seeps from every pore of my body. I truly believe what’s supposed to happen… will. In that regard, I don’t know how to give up; it’s not part of my biological make-up.
I’m a passionate (and some would say overly enthusiastic) individual. I learn by doing (and have been burned more times than I’d like to admit). But I will always throw my entire self into whatever I do – fail or succeed.
I think this is evident when I write. I leave nothing behind, and spill it all out onto the pages. I give it all to my readers – love it or hate it.
The path I’m on is very often my own. Sometimes I veer off at the sight of something more interesting or captivating and get caught in the vines and thorns in order to experience the beauty and intrigue others often pass by. And I always meet the most interesting people along the way…
Connect with Rebecca Donovan: Facebook | Website | Goodreads

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Houston Author Event Interview & Giveaways: Day 6 Spotlight on Jillian Dodd


I was given the incredible opportunity to sit down and have some one-on-one face time with the attending authors at the recent Houston event. It was a blast! I got to pick their brains for five minutes each. Thanks to all of you who submitted questions, I was armed and prepared. ~Nadine 
We’ll be featuring a different author and their interview here for the next several days. Make sure you scroll to the bottom and enter the AMAZING Rafflecopter for your chance to win a SIGNED paperback from each attending author and keep scrolling for another chance to win various swag from the event. If you submitted a question on either My Secret Romance’s Facebook page or Oh Whimsical Me’s Facebook page, you get extra entry points.
Today’s spotlight is Jillian Dodd! You asked the questions, she answered them. Enjoy!
What inspired you to start writing?
I had three dreams. I kept dreaming about the same characters. So I started writing their story and I wanted to know more, so I made it up. And that is That Boy.
What are you planning to do next?
I’m going to finish the Keatyn Chronicles series. Book five comes out this week (Note: Book 5 is out now). Book 6 comes out in August. Then I’m going to write one of the characters from it; a spin-off single book. Then I’m going to finish the That Boy series.
If you could turn one of your books into a TV series or a movie, which one would you choose?
The Keatyn Chronicles. I’m a T.V. agent and it’s being looked at, so maybe it’ll happen sometime eventually.
What inspired your characters?
There’s so many. I have no idea what inspired them. It almost makes you sound crazy when you talk about they talk to you. You just have a person in your head. I think there’s a little piece of yourself in every character. I mean even every character in the book there’s different sides of me.
What was the time frame from start to finish for your first book?
Seven years. I didn’t work on it the whole time. But, publishing has changed a lot and I didn’t know what I was doing at all and I never set out to write a book. My husband gave me an article about the Kindle platform and he said you need to prove to our children that you can finish a project and I am notorious for taking on a project. I have a hutch that’s in our dining room that is half black and half a different color. And still it’s been two years and I’m still trying to decide what color I want it.
If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?
I was a buyer for clothing that’s what I did before this and I loved it.
Who do you fangirl over?
I met James Rawlings. I had lunch with him and that was really hard not to fangirl by.
Once again the chiming of the bells signaled my time was up.

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Houston Author Event Interview & Giveaways: Day 5 Spotlight on Amanda Bennett


I was given the incredible opportunity to sit down and have some one-on-one face time with the attending authors at the recent Houston event. It was a blast! I got to pick their brains for five minutes each. Thanks to all of you who submitted questions, I was armed and prepared. ~Nadine 
We’ll be featuring a different author and their interview here for the next several days. Make sure you scroll to the bottom and enter the AMAZING Rafflecopter for your chance to win a SIGNED paperback from each attending author and keep scrolling for another chance to win various swag from the event. If you submitted a question on either My Secret Romance’s Facebook page or Oh Whimsical Me’s Facebook page, you get extra entry points.
Today’s spotlight is Amanda Bennett! You asked the questions, she answered them. Enjoy!
What inspired you to start writing?
I’ve always loved writing since I was probably 12 or 13. I wrote a lot of poems and then from there I just decided ‘oh I’m going to write books’. And then luckily enough the self-publishing thing came along. I had a lot of really bad past relationships that fed my desire to start writing. That’s what started it for me.
What are you planning to do next?
I have two books in the works. I have The Likeness Within which is more of a supernatural. It’s vampires, but it’s not your basic vampires. Then I have Protecting Lindley which is more of your typical romance, but it’s fun. It’s about a U.S. Marshall and he’s super yummy. I’m excited for that one. I’m half way through writing it. That one will be out in May.
You have a paranormal. You write contemporary romance. What other genres do you have?
I have New Adult and college age.
Any genres you’re wanting to dip into?
The supernatural and all that stuff is what I definitely want to get into. I’ve always wanted to do it, so I was like let’s try it. So the story is just like coming. So it’s next. It’s exciting.
If you could turn one of your books into a TV series or a movie, which one would you choose?
Probably the Raine series. It’s my favorite. I like it cause it starts out more in the YA genre, then it moves in to the New Adult and all that stuff. The storyline I think is really fun and easy for younger people, and older people, to relate to.
Do you have a dream cast?
I use to. The guy that I actually pictured for him was the guy in Dolphin Tale. He’s not well known. He’s so adorable. So adorable. Love him. So I see him for sure. Girl wise, I don’t know, I really don’t. (Note: I goggled and I am now a fan! His name is Austin Stowell people. Austin Stowell. 6’2″. Hot!)
When you write and you picture these characters in your head, what do they look like to you?
A lot of it is, some of the main characters have my attributes like physical and stuff. It’s easier for me to go off of that for the main character. But then a lot of the secondary characters are friends or ex-boyfriends. Some of the guys are a mixture of my husband and just random stuff. I tend to picture who I would like to play that part famously people wise. But I don’t know them personally, so it’s kind of hard. I take people from my everyday life and just oh I’ll add that there.
Coming up with character names and book titles has to be hard. How do you do it?
It’s so hard. Titles, I usually will start writing the book and then I just let it kind of come to me. The newest book coming out is called Protecting Lindley and it was originally called Hiding Desire, but I changed it cause to me sometimes if it sounds to romancy I want to change it so it fits the characters. Character names, I go with uniqueness. I try to think of the most unique names that other people haven’t heard.  
What was the time frame from start to finish for your first book?
It took me a year and a half to write my very first book.
Which one was your first?
Time to Let Go and it’s based on actual life.
Who do you fangirl over?
I would have loved to have met the Bronte Sisters and stuff like that. All the people I love are dead. 
The chiming of the bells signaled it was time to move on again. I had so much fun meeting Amanda. She’s a sweetheart!
About Amanda
Amanda currently lives in Utah with her many men (her husband, two little boys, and two dogs). She is an avid San Francisco 49ers and Dexter fan. In high school she developed a love for writing and story telling, and in the past couple years has made it her passion, as she just released her ninth book.
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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Undone by Rebecca Shea

Landon doesn’t do relationships.  Landon has rules that he follows, he never sleeps with the same woman twice, he doesn’t kiss a woman and he doesn’t share his past.  He almost broke those rules once, and while he doesn’t regret what happened, he will always remember her.  All he needs is his career, his sister Lindsay, his best friend Matt and a willing woman to share his bed for just a night.  At least he thinks that’s all he needs until he meets Reagan.
Reagan is new in town and is getting her career on track.  She is the newest partner in the practice so she knows she needs to concentrate on proving her worth.  What she doesn’t need is an attraction to a man that once he sleeps with her will be out the door.  She can’t stop thinking of Landon though, and against her better judgment sees him while trying to keep up the boundaries she has set so he doesn’t just walk away from her too.
We first met Landon in Unbreakable, and I will be perfectly honest I hated him.  I thought he was an asshole from the start and didn’t want to change my opinion of him at all.  Yes, I can be extremely stubborn at times, oh well that’s just me.  Landon has issues, that was made apparent in Unbreakable as well, ones that have made him who he is today.  He can be a total douche bag to women, have sex once then move on is he motto and he has no plans to ever settle down.  When he meets Reagan, he wants what he always wants, sex, but when Reagan doesn’t just fall into his bed but wants to actually spend some time with him, he actually goes along with it.  I slowly warmed up to Landon, yes that stubbornness of mine was being chipped away slowly but surely by Landon actually being sweet in his own way.  I felt for him when I read about his past, what he had lived through and I could understand why he kept it to himself.  By the end of Undone, I loved Landon, more than I ever thought I would.
Reagan doesn’t want to just be another notch on Landon’s bedpost.  She wants a relationship with Landon even if she doesn’t have the time for one because she is just getting started at her practice with the other partners.  She wants Landon to trust her and pushes and pushes him to open up until one day pissed off at him she pushes way too far.  She wants Landon to just instantly trust her but yet she has her own secrets that she doesn’t share right away either.  When a major event happens, instead of understanding Landon’s need to process it, she gets pissed off that he needs time and basically acts like a spoiled child and does the one thing she always accuses Landon of, running.  She pushes Landon away afterwards even when Landon proves that he will be there.  I really did not like Reagan at all, her character was hypocritical and judgmental at times as I honestly wanted to just smack the living shit out of her when she would constantly prod at Landon to share when he obviously wasn’t ready.
Undone had my emotions going all over the place.  One minute I hated Landon, the next I wanted to cry for him, and the next I loved him.  Reagan would piss me off, annoy me and make me want to throw my kindle at times.  By the end of Undone my emotions had been on a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs that I wondered if I needed meds to balance me out.  Undone is the second book in this series, and if you have not read the first book, Unbreakable(which for the record I absolutely loved and couldn’t get enough of) then you should read it before starting Undone.  Rebecca Shea has made a loyal fan out of me from the start with Unbreakable and Undone helped to make me love her even more.  I cannot wait for Matt and Lindsay’s story which comes out next.

Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her beagle, Miles. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters. 


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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Girl in Love by Qaisey Quinn

She’s living her dream…

Kylie Ryans is the biggest thing to come out of Nashville since, well, since Trace Corbin. With a hit album and a powerful label behind her, she appears to be the girl who has it all.

But appearances can be deceiving.

Fresh out of rehab, Trace Corbin is ready to take on the world. Just not the girl he walked away from. Because if there’s one thing he knows for certain, it’s that the people you love are the ones who have the power to destroy you.

As their worlds collide, they’ll have to make the ultimate choice. Follow their dreams, or give it all up for love.

They say love conquers all, but for Kylie and Trace, it just might wreck everything they’ve worked for.

 Bio:
Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places.

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Review: When it Rains by Lisa De Jong

This is going to be hard…

I feel like the odd ball out for not falling madly deeply in love with this book. I was eager to read When it Rains but held off until all the hype died down surrounding it so I could go into it with a clear head. I’ve read the two prior works by this author and really enjoyed them, but this one fell so short. Honestly, I thought I would love it so imagine my disappointment once I finished. No matter what I did, I couldn’t connect or sympathize these characters or story at all.

So you’re probably thinking how heartless I must be considering the theme and lack of connection. But I’m really not. Did I cry? For sure, but I didn’t ball my eyes out. I didn’t need a Costco size box of Kleenex or a strong drink with a Valium once I finished this book. I needed nothing because I felt nothing. Anyone who can read will automatically tear up. It’s almost impossible not to.

I know many readers are concerned this book is a love triangle. When It Rains is not. Not even close. And I don’t see how in the world anyone could possible think that. I’m a HUGE lover of love triangles, and this is most definitely not one. This story is Kate’s story. Her emotions toward each male are not conflicted. She knows what she wants and who. Now had she felt the same love for each guy around the middle of the story, then yes, this would be a love triangle. But she didn’t. I wish people would stop categorizing When it Rains with that theme.

Here goes my issues… To be quite honest, I almost DNF’d this read around 50%. Had it been any other author then I would have, but I needed to see for myself how it played out. The first half drags on too much for me. The drama FINALLY hits and the end is like a wilted flower. For one, the writing felt completely different. Personally, I didn’t like the change at all and think her first two books are better written. There was no emotional connection or that intensity I’m use to from her to pull me in despite the big issue at the end. I wasn’t living or breathing with the story. It was just kind of dull for me unfortunately. The heroine Kate has a dark secret and becomes a recluse. While I don’t agree with her logic for hiding her secret, I guess I can understand? That was a pretty big issue for me though and hard to ignore because I’m not one to hide those kind of things. With that secret, Kat pushes away the one steady friend in her life, the one constant who has always and would always be there for her. She pretty much wants nothing to do with him, but doesn’t say that to him, just tells him to live his life. Once he leaves, Kat meets a new guy and within no times opens up to him. I didn’t like that one bit. In fact, I hated that she did that.

Then the ending… Oh please. *glares* NOW she wants him in her life??? Just. Stop. I can’t even.

After everything was all said and done, I’ve decided I won’t be finishing this series. Will I read more books by this author? Of course. Like I said, I really liked the writing style in her past books so I’m holding out in hopes it that it will go back to that.

Review: More than Her by Jay McLean

This is a tough one for me. While I LOVED the first book, I didn’t quite love this one. I liked it, but wasn’t crazy about it.

 
(me glaring at Jay)

The beginning was all over the place. It jumped around too quickly (the chapters were very short) and way too much in my opinion. Back, forth, back, forth, back, forth. Slow. Your. Roll. I felt discombobulated and think I even got whiplash because of it all!

It was difficult to follow and connect with. To top it off, I couldn’t for the life of me remember anything about Logan or his place in the first book. I found myself putting my kindle down over and over because of it. I think a refresher of Logan and his story would’ve helped tremendously. That goes for the heroine as well. I think she was suppose to be some giant secret, but I didn’t think she was? I don’t know… I kind of feel heartless not feeling for connecting with her.

Once everything did mellow out later in the book and I was able to get into the grove of things, I ended up liking the book a bit. There were some memorable parts that I enjoyed very much, but sadly I just didn’t feel the same love as I did with the first book. And that kind of hurts seeing as how fast I devoured the first book and raved about it so much.

Also, I don’t think it was necessary to leave this book unfinished. While I love drama, I think some of it was far-fetched and over the top. With that being said, I’ll still be reading the third book, just not sure when.

The one thing I enjoyed the most was Logan’s father. He really made the story of me the few times I saw him. Such love he has for Logan. Oh, and Lucy. She’s cute.

Valid.