Monthly Archives: September 2016

Book Review: A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

Book Review by Miss Kristine’s Reviews

Synopsis: A Need So Beatiful

Title – A Need So Beautiful  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Suzanne Young  (Website, Goodreads)

Published – June 21st 2011

Classification – Young Adult Fiction

Summary – We all want to be remembered. Charlotte’s destiny is to be forgotten.

Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth who feels the Need – a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.

But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend’s arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become – her mark on this earth, her very existence – is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.

Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny – no matter how dark the consequences?

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FREE Books on BookBub

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Let me first say: I never read an eBook. Still to this day I am not a huge eBook reader. However, since downloading BookBub, I have finished quite a handful of eBooks.

BookBub offers deeply discounted eBooks. The app is available for download on your phone or tablet.

To whoever did the marketing for BookBub:  props. And thank you.

BookBub

Guys – I can download books for FREE!

Yes, free. If you know me at all, you know I LOVE a good deal. If a book on BookBub is not free, it is available for purchase around $0.99 – $1.99. But I download the free ones. More often than not, these are the books with sequels which, obviously, is to make you want to purchase the others in the series.

Typically the stories I download from BookBub are sweet (sometimes pretty dirty) romance stories. They are like candy – I can’t read them too often because the stories usually lack substance. They are just filler I can take on the go while I’m waiting for my next “meal”.

I wanted to compile a list of novels I downloaded from BookBub and enjoyed. Oftentimes I won’t be able to write a full book review because it was just a fluff story. That being said, there have been some that surprised me such as the first one, Emerge.

I will keep this as an ongoing list, but for now, here is a list of FREE books I’ve read. Enjoy!

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Book Review: Hold Me in Contempt by Wendy Williams

Book Review by Miss Kristine’s Reviews

Synopsis:hold-me-in-contempt-cover

Title – Hold Me in Contempt  (Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Wendy Williams (Goodreads)

Published – April 15th 2014

Classification – Fiction Romance

Summary – Kimberly Kind is trying to get beyond her roots. A successful, beautiful, and smart lawyer, she’s finally finding direction in her life and getting off the streets. But a terrible accident threatens to throw her carefully laid plans off course. Now Kim’s hiding a huge secret…one that could jeopardize everything. 

Enter King. A perfect mix of Justin Timberlake and David Beckham, the man oozes sex and has more swagger than anyone Kim’s ever met. Their chemistry is off the charts. And after passion-filled nights, the intensity of their emotions takes both of them by surprise.

Love was not supposed to be an option. Now it’s the only thing holding them together. When their pasts come back with a vengeance, can love possibly be enough?

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Book Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Confess by Colleen Hoover – Book Review by Miss Kristine’s Reviews

Synopsis: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Title – Confess (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Colleen Hoover (Website, Goodreads)

Published – March 10th 2015

Classification – Fiction

Summary – Auburn Reed has lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Own Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything Auburn loves most, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Own out of it. 

To save their relationship, all Own needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

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Book Review: The Siren by Kiera Cass

Synopsis: The Siren by Kiera Cass

Title – The Siren  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Kiera Cass (Website, Goodreads)

Published – Self-published July 1st 2009. Re-released on January 26th 2016

Classification – Young Adult Fiction

Summary – “You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won’t lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time…”

The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can’t bring herself to live by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she’s been waiting for doesn’t seem nearly as important as the one she’s living now.

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