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Ugly Love

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Ugly Love Goodreads Description:

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

This book just blew me away as all of Colleen Hoover’s book usually do, but this one really just hit me hard. She is one of those writers that makes you feel what she is writing and it is always an amazing experience. The way she writes the characters also makes them feel so realistic and connected to them it’s just so impressive.

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The two main characters in this book are Tate and Miles. Tate is a a nurse and Miles is a pilot, they pretty much instantly connect but neither of them are really wanting or in a place to start a relationship so of course they think the best way to deal with this is to become friends with benefits. You know right away that this is going to be a horrible idea and almost always ends badly.

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When we first meet Miles you immediately realize there is something that haunts him and this definitely plays into why he doesn’t want a relationship. Miles though is a nice guy and he can be sweet and protective and he’s just all around good. Tate is a nurse and you know that she and Miles would make a beautiful and basically perfect couple if they could get around their problems.

So the story line of this book was just so incredible and there was just so much emotion and just never a part that made you want to go take a nap. I really could not put this book down and finished it right when it came out on my Nook. I might have had something early going on the next day but I finished this and I do not regret it one bit. I am going to go reread this book tonight because review it is making me want to relive it.

This book is just so amazing as are all Colleen Hoover books and now I want to go buy the rest of her books I don’t have, which is a lot, and read them all. I suggest you do the same.

-Chelsea K.

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Better When He’s Bad

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Welcome to the Point

There’s a difference between a bad boy and a boy who’s bad . . . meet Shane Baxter.

Sexy, dark, and dangerous, Bax isn’t just from the wrong side of the tracks, he is the wrong side of the tracks. A criminal, a thug, and a brawler, he’s the master of bad choices, until one such choice landed him in prison for five years. Now Bax is out and looking for answers, and he doesn’t care what he has to do or who he has to hurt to get them. But there’s a new player in the game, and she’s much too innocent, much too soft…and standing directly in his way.

Dovie Pryce knows all about living a hard life and the tough choices that come with it. She’s always tried to be good, tried to help others, and tried not to let the darkness pull her down. But the streets are fighting back, things have gone from bad to worse, and the only person who can help her is the scariest, sexiest, most complicated ex-con The Point has ever produced.

Bax terrifies her, but it doesn’t take Dovie long to realize that some boys are just better when they’re bad.

I felt in love with this book right away, just like every other Jay Crownover book. She is one of those people who writes a book that when you read it and it’s an emotional scene, you actually feel the emotions she writes about. It’s a glorious emotional roller coaster. Also the fact that it’s another book involving a tatted up bad boy almost sort of a hero.

Now Dovie…I really liked her, it might be also because she’s also a redhead and everyone knows we redheads must unite. She is a really genuinely good person who just wants to help others even though her experiences in life have been shitty. She is someone who is completely loyal to the few people she considers family. I definitely would be friends with her in real life. Bax…Bax Bax Bax, even his name is amazing. He is the perfect bad boy, who finds the girl and becomes at least a better person for her. I swooned a lot while reading this book.

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I just want to write the rest of this review about Bax but I should probably share some more about this book. Just a bit more about Bax then I’ll move on. I love the way Crownover makes Bax grow throughout this book, it’s just amazing the changes he makes and how Dovie kind of pulls him out of that bad boy shell and makes him show more emotions than just the tough guy act.

The story line for this book was amazing, it kept up with the intensity and there wasn’t a down moment or lull. There was lots of action (wooo) and a lot or romance and sexy scenes (double woo). All of her books are just so emotionally realistic and this one was still not different, I pretty much felt everything they did and let me tell you, my emotions were shot by the end of this…but in a good way.

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I cannot wait for the next book in this series to come out and I want you to stop what you’re doing and got read this book right now….and all of her other books to while you’re at it for that matter.

This will probably be the only twitter recommend you ever get from me, but you should go follow Jay on Twitter because every Monday she posts amazing photos of tatted men. You’re welcome.

(Reason why you should follow)

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-Chelsea K.

All Lined Up

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights.

In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That’s what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn’t always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It’s obliterated.

Dallas doesn’t know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn’t know that Dallas is his new coach’s daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

This book was easily my favorite book that Cora Carmack has written. Pretty much from the first moment she mentioned Carson I think I automatically fell in love. He gets a special place in your heart right away because he hasn’t had the easiest time getting to where he is now, which makes you respect him. Though I never watch many sports in real life, I love to read about them in books and this book is no exception.

I felt for Coach Cole whenever he would get into an argument with Dallas. I mean he had to raise her alone and I think he did a damn fine job, she’s a functioning human being who knows what she wants to do with her life and seems to have common sense. I cringed at times when Dallas would be a little harsh with Coach.

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Dallas’s character was really well written and is accurate for that age she is. I was impressed by how well her dancing was described in this book. She seems like someone I would probably get along with in real life. I have already professed my love for Carson and I really liked how his character was written, he had an awesome sense of humor, which in a guy is one of my favorite qualities, and he just seemed like a genuinely nice person, he was also crazy dedicated and damn it’s impressive how much time he put into football. Dallas and Carson’s relationship was super cute, how they just hung out after their first meet and greet and just got to know each other. Levi on the other hand seemed like a giant asshat. Just arggghh….come on dude, you are not all that. Ryan was a pretty awesome dude, he was a really sweet guy and seemed like a really trustworthy friend. Stella is a bit crazy at times and is kind of out there, so at times I was like. whoa there.

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The story line of this book flowed really well and it all connected beautifully to create this book. I ship this book and can’t wait for the next one in the series to come out.

-Chelsea K.

Maybe Someday

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At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…

Maybe Someday is the first book that I had read by Colleen Hoover so I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect when I began reading this. Oh. My. God. This book is easily one of my favorite stand alone books of all time, which is really saying something.  The way this was written and the characters and just everything that went into this book was done beautifully and now I’m making myself want to go read it again.

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Now this isn’t in the description and could be considered a bit of a spoiler, and I usually despise spoilers but this one is kind of essential in helping you understand the way I will describe one of the characters a bit. So first Ridge. From the first moment I knew that I would be on team Ridge. Then when you find out he’s deaf (I know spoiler but to me it’s an essential part that you should know) it changed my perspective of him and made me have more respect for him. It hit something deep in me that wanted to just go and take care of him, which isn’t something that I feel is usually in my character, but it happened.

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Also that he was a musician kind of wiggled its way into my heart, because I love a good musically inclined character. For Sydney I really felt for her character a lot. I don’t know what else really to say for her but damn, I would’ve given her boyfriend and friend a good smack down after that happened. Warren…oh Warren. I found Warren hilarious and awesome for most of the book but there was this one moment where I just wanted to slap him into next Tuesday.

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He pissed me off so much in that point just…AAARRRGGGHHH!!

So the relationship between Ridge and Sydney throughout this book was so frustratingly beautiful and I really am trying so hard not to go into more detail so you can experience it for yourself so I’m just going to stop here.

 

 

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But there is one thing that I really wish she would have had Ridge specify is that he would choose Sydney over Maggie if Maggie ever wanted Ridge back. I felt like this really needed to be said because there is a chance that that could happen and it’s the one thing that the book didn’t have that should have been stated.

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This is the only book I’ve ever read that has a deaf person as one of the main characters and really just blows my mind by how well Hoover wrote his character, and his perspective of things. This is a high recommend from me and I suggest you got and read it as soon as possible.

-Chelsea K.

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