Saturday, April 30, 2016

Chloe (Made Men #3) by Sarah Brianne (**)

Chloe (Made Men, #3)Chloe’s scarred face makes her the school’s freak. 
Her reflection is a constant reminder of how she got them. 
The man who scarred her haunts not only her dreams, but also her reality. 
Some nightmares don’t go away in the daylight.

Two men stand up to save her from the nightmares. 
Both are men of the mafia, waiting behind a door she doesn’t want to open. 
Amo the soldier and Lucca the underboss.
The Beast and the Boogieman.

Who will she choose?


Absolute disappointment! I have been waiting for this book a long time and I am really not happy with it. It was mostly a rehash of Nero. I already read that one...did not need it rehashed in this one. There was no real interaction with either Lucca or Amo that was not done in Nero previously...about two or three scenes new maybe. It was short, no real progress to the story of Chloe and her love interests. And it ended on a cliffhanger..not a good cliffhanger either. I wanted to actually have a good story about Chloe and got what amounts to a prequel of the actual story. At least I hope the next book is the story. Hate having to wait once more for Chloe's story to be told.

Overall this book sucked!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Shield of Innocence (Alternate Places #4) by P.S. Power (**)

Shield of Innocence (Alternate Places Book 4)Everything has happened. Everything will happen again.

Zack Hartley walks the lines between worlds. All of them. That makes him a very powerful, and potentially dangerous, being. A fact that hasn't gone unnoticed by the darkest of enemies, the terrifying monsters that created him in the first place.

Now they seek to use him to their own end. In order to defeat them, Zack is going to need some good friends.

That, and more time than anyone has ever even dreamed about


Ok I liked the first two books but by this point I'm getting overwhelmed with all the weird stuff.  It's confusing enough then they throw in whole new dimensions and time warping?  I never really got a feel for what was truly going on or why.. I liked his innocence and the feel of book one and even book two but now I don't know what to think.  Every person they encounter is suddenly special or has some connection to what's going on and now they all have doubles in the other worlds that aren't really doubles but minds are similar? Confusing.  I have no idea where this series is leading and I think I'm done with it.  It's just way too out there for me.  I could not really follow what was going on in this one and not sure I even care anymore.  

Distance (Distance #1) by Andrea Heltsley (*)

Distance (A New Adult Romantic Comedy)Lexi has sworn off guys for good.
She’s always been a hot mess, but accidentally finding her boyfriend of three years cheating on her is just too much for her to handle. 
All she wants is to get this summer done and over with, so she and her best friend Elena can travel cross country for college. Then she will finally be free of this town, the friends that dropped her in favor of her ex, and her klutzy reputation.
Lexi's policy was working perfectly, until a guy named Mason comes to her rescue. Not once but twice in one night. For once, her mishaps have led to something good.
She’s feeling things that scare her, but she’s drawn to him. Can Mason break through her walls, or will she stick to her plan and steer clear of him? 
This is a new adult romantic comedy.


Disappointed in this one. I was hoping for an entertaining read, but instead I was bored to death. A lot of this book was just "thoughts" and those thoughts were  a lot of the same just regurgitated in a new way. I ended up skimming through most of it to finish and was disappointed in the ending as well. Looks like there is a second book to finish this out, but I have no intention of reading it. I don't really care what happens with these characters.

The characters were also much younger than I expected. I was thinking from the blub that they would be 20 somethings, not 18 or so and just graduating high school.

The writing felt stilted, dry and uninspired.