This is my second Mini-Reviews Series, and the first one for this year!
For My Second Mini-Reviews, I Have:
1) The Girlfriend Request by Jodie Andrefski (@2000_words)
2) The Heat Is On by Katie Rose (@Katieroseauthor)
3) The Best of Me by Elisabeth Barrett (@ebarrettwrites)
I got all these from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review (thank you so much dear publishers!)
Purchase Link: http://amzn.to/1NSkQHY
(EDP: January 11, 2015)
♥ MY REVIEW: Why is it so hard to tell the truth?
They have been friends since Emma had move into their neighborhood eons ago, and some things change. Emma wanted Eli to be more than just her friend. But how can an ordinary girl snatch someone extraordinary as Eli? Well, she makes one of those crazy fake Facebook Profile base on what she thinks Eli’s type of girl.
But Eli knew Emma inside out, and he couldn’t understand her. She could have just told him the truth. When he tried to tell her about what he felt – she didn’t let him, instead she makes things more complicated for the both of them.
I like these two – but would love them even more if they were open to each other, or allow the other one to really listen before jumping into conclusions. Our boy, Eli – he’s pretty amazing. He knew Emma inside out, and despite the fact that he wouldn’t entertain it at first, he just knew it was her! But it wasn’t when he thought he’d lost her that he finally realize she was the one for her!
Would it be too late for the both of them?
The beauty of young romance – it’s a clean, sweet, romance that would want you want to scream in frustration at some points, and yet would make you heart warm in the innocence and complications of young love.
♥ MY RATING: 4 STARS
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(EDP: January 5, 2015)
The Boys of Summer Series
Bring on the Heat (#1: Darcy & Chase)
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Too Hot to Handle (#2: Nikki & Jake)
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The Heat of the Moment (#3: Jessica & Gavin)
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♥ MY REVIEW: After what Tracy had been through with her husband, she really deserved a second chance in love and life – it was just timely that Connor Jackson gets traded to the New Jersey Sonics a year before he retires. He wasn’t just looking forward in winning the World Series, but he was looking forward into reconnecting with his old college sweetheart that he couldn’t forget – Tracy.
But Tracy has a whole gang on her plate, not to mention late alimonies, and piled up bills – dating was definitely not on her to-do list, until he came along. How can she tell him that she was a package deal? She can’t be with him, if he couldn’t accept her kids. Yeah, it’s not just one – but four of them!
Connor – it took him some days before he finally realize the fact that he wanted the package deal. He was willing to try, and give it his best when it comes to Tracy and her children. He was sure of his decision, and there was no going back. He wanted her and the rest of the gang.
Nevertheless, you’d like Tracy. She’s an amazing mother, and would put first the welfare of her children rather than her own. That’s why their relationship is on the rocks at most point – because she was unsure, because she would think what’s the best for her children. She might really want him, and he might be a god in bed – but her children would always be her priority. She’s also independent and trying so hard to provide for her family. I love that she has a great support system when it comes to friends and family as well.
I was looking forward for more interactions or longer moments with Connor and Tracy’s kids. I think their time together was quite short and shallow to build any relationship. I was also waiting that the issue with Mason would be discussed more. What happened to him? Why the sudden change?
Although I was looking forward for more depth in the relationship between some characters, I like this book. There were a lot of heartwarming and sweet moments. It’s a nice read about love and second chances.
♥ MY RATING: 3.5 STARS
Purchase Link: http://amzn.to/1OnOdBp
(EDP: January 5, 2015)
Return to Briarwood Series
Once and Again (#1: Jake & Carolyn)
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