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Review: Fallen Crest Home (Fallen Crest #6) by Tijan

“THIS IS WORTH THE PAIN,” HE SAID. -Fallen Crest Home

“Be normal! Be boring even! At least you’ll be alive then!” -Fallen Crest Home

Fallen Crest Home (Fallen Crest High, #6)Fallen Crest Home by Tijan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I want to say tons of things about this book because there are tons of things about this book that made me feel all tons of emotions in a short period of time. It pains me when I think about Fallen Crest’s last book because I don’t think I will ever be ready to say goodbye. Fallen Crest Series has been one of the top favorites of mine! I love the Kades too much I don’t think I can ever let go. I love this series for so many reasons and sometimes I question myself for loving this book too much. Too much that sometimes I think it’s unhealthy. FC is the most angsty book I ever read. I get chills every time I read any of the book in this series. No other book gave me chills like that–from page 1 up to the end, I was never at ease. Reading this book was like waiting for a bomb to explode. I love Mason and Sam. Nate, Mark, and I have to say that Logan and Matteo added super spice to the cuisine, but of course, Logan will always be the epic one. Wit and sarcasm has always been Logan’s forte and he sure know how to throw them and you’ll find yourself laughing even in the middle of a tense situation. Mason and Sam always give me the heartburn, Logan makes it easier to bear. The combination of these hardcore characters made this book so appealing to me, they kept me entertained. That’s one of the things I love about this series and one thing I admire about Tijan. She hasn’t let me down yet. The characters and their bonds, they are like no other. Tight. Real. Haven’t seen anything like it even in all the books I already came across with. And the ending. I kind of figured out that she’ll end it like that, but still, I was open-mouthed. I should’ve expected it… but WOW! 10 awesome stars!!! Give me the next book asap!

Haven’t started the book yet?

Fallen Crest will soon come to an end. Just one more book! If you haven’t started this series, I suggest that you start it as soon as you have time. I totally enjoyed this and I highly recommend the books especially if you’re a fan of angsty, sexy, heart-thumping books that are hard to put down. If you love badass characters and stories that are challenging to read–dysfunctional, dark, maybe twisted, sexy and full of angsts, this book will surely satisfy your cravings. Fallen Crest is YA/NA Contemporary Romance that revolves around the life of Samantha Strattan whose life was suddenly turned upside down when her mother decided to leave her father for another man. This man whom her mother fell in love with has two sons, Mason and Logan Kade, who hated her and whom she hated but eventually grown to love. Their bond is unbelievably strong and it never seize to amaze me how tight their relationships are. “You attack one. You attack all. That was our motto.”

You’ll also meet other badass characters–some were friends but the majority were enemies, you can’t be sure who to trust or who to watch out for. It is a roller coaster kind of feeling and you’ll surely enjoy every minute of it.

Here is the list of books in the series:

0.5 Mason
1- Fallen Crest High
2- Fallen Crest Family
3- Fallen Crest Public
4- Fallen Fourth Down
5- Fallen Crest University
5.5 Logan
6- Fallen Crest Home
7- Untitled (To be release on May 2017)

Fallen Crest have plenty of things that are opposite to what I believe in. The characters that I’ve grown to love and care about are the opposite of the kind of friends I have in my life. They did things that in normal life I wouldn’t even dare to do. When I first started reading Fallen Crest High, I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. Sometimes I wonder what is it that really made me enjoy this series.

Francois Muriac once said, “If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads but what he rereads.” I have plenty of favorite books but I don’t reread them all. I only have a couple of titles that I enjoy rereading and Fallen Crest is one of these. Now, I don’t know what that says about my character or my “heart” because I don’t really wanna know. I’m pretty sure I couldn’t read this book without recoiling IF I were still in my High School years. Fallen Crest isn’t the sweet, romantic, cheesy kind of book that I used to read and enjoy back then. It was far from that kind of book actually. It is dark. It is dysfunctional. It is wild. Fallen Crest High is the first book that I read that made me question myself about things. It may be funny but it’s the truth. And as I continue to love this series, I began to open myself up to other kinds of books that I don’t usually read and aren’t actually in my comfort zone. I continue learning. I began to realize that when you read books, maybe they don’t really change you but they show you who you are. They open your eyes by making you question yourself, what you believe in, what you stand up for in life. They reveal something that existed on you. Whatever it is that made me fall in love with these books, I am thankful for it. The series may come to its end but its influence won’t. If there is one thing I will treasure most about this series is the sense of family, loyalty, and friendship. What they say is true. Family isn’t all about blood. They are the ones who were there with you at your lowest, the times when you had no one else. And when someone else betray you, they are the ones who got your back. They will always come for you no matter what.

 

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Review: Losing Kyler by Siobhan Davis

Losing Kyler (The Kennedy Boys #2)Losing Kyler by Siobhan Davis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I expect that you already read Finding Kyler by now, if not, I suggest you read it first before diving into this one. This is the second book in The Kennedy Boys series. Finding Kyler left us a huge cliffhanger ending and Losing Kyler picked up exactly where Finding Kyler left off.

I don’t have any negative opinion about this book because I enjoyed it so much and it felt like I didn’t even waited for this sequel at all. As I’ve said, Losing Kyler immediately picked up where the first book ended and the emotional connection was instant. I remembered how I loved the first book! I couldn’t even choose which one I liked better because they were equally satisfying, both are equally addicting.

When Faye moved in with the Kennedys, she was quickly thrown into the family drama. The word “dysfunctional” is an understatement when it comes to this family. The Kennedy seems to be living in full, fat lies and after the revelations in this book, there’s no doubt that things will be more interesting in the next installment.

Faye is a strong girl and I liked her for being badass. She didn’t only fight her demons but she also do everything to protect the people she love. If only loving someone is easy. If only loving Kyler isn’t forbidden.

What I enjoyed mostly about this book is its ability to turn the story into something you didn’t expect. There were lots of twists and bombs along the way. There were plenty of complications, unforgivingly thrown, one after another. It was like the family is cursed and happily ever after isn’t a possibility. Just when you think you’d figured out something, you’ll be given another secret to unfold, another twist in the already twisted lives of the characters. The angst we loved in the first book is still there. The thrill of waiting and finding out whether your favorite characters will have a happy story or not was both exciting and  agitating. There was no boring part for me and I think that was another reason why other readers loved this book too. It was sexy, angsty, twisted and sometimes overwhelming. There were a lot of things that happened in this one sequel alone and I bet there’s more coming in the next one.

Then there was Brad. Maybe seven good looking Kennedy brothers wasn’t enough so Siobhan added Brad into the limelight. I have to admit that giving Brad a lot of exposure made this book even more exciting to read. It was nice to have a decent guy thrown into the picture and knowing Brad will make you love his character. He’s a gentleman. The one that is easily taken for granted. You’ll love him.

Just like Finding Kyler, the ending of this book was another huge cliffhanger! I survived but Keeping Kyler couldn’t get here fast enough and I badly need the happily ever after!

If you loved The Royals and Fallen Crest and looking for another dose of family drama with hot dudes and badass female heroine, try this series and keep up with The Kennedys!

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Review: One Day Soon by A. Meredith Walters

One Day Soon (One Day Soon, #1)One Day Soon by A. Meredith Walters

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary:

He found me in blood and tears.
I stayed with him through darkness and fire.

We loved each other in the moment between innocence and bitter truth.
We were the kids easily ignored, who grew into adults we hardly knew.

We weren’t meant to last forever. And we didn’t.

He ran away.
I tried to move on.

Yet I never stopped thinking about the boy who had fought to keep me alive in a world that would have swallowed me whole. He was the past that I buried, but never forgot.

Until the day I found him again, years after believing I had lost him forever.

And in cold, resentful eyes, I saw the heart of the man who had been everything when I had nothing at all. So I vowed to hold onto the second chance that was stolen from the children we had been.

Sometimes fate is ugly. Life can be twisted.
And who we are can be ruined by who we once were.

For two people who had survived so much, we would have to learn how to hold on before we were forced to let go.

Most lives can be narrowed down to significant moments. Mine was no different. I knew the event that had changed me.

Life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. Sometimes life is like living in the mud and you feel like you’re sinking deeper and deeper into the pit. If you are looking for a happy, romantic kind of story, this book isn’t for you (at least not in the moment). Like I said, there are times when life is like living in the mud. One Day Soon is that kind of story.

This book left me heartbroken for days. There was a painful yet exciting feeling about not knowing whether the story will end happily or not, and that made my reading experience more thrilling and heartbreaking. When I started the book, I felt like my heart was breaking bit by bit, but it was painstakingly enjoyable. In the end, it was all worth it.

Without spoiling anything, I’m gonna tell you a little about this book.

One Day Soon is a Standalone New Adult Contemporary Romance about the sad and heartbreaking story of Imi and Yoss–two teenagers who met during the lowest season of their lives. Imogen or Imi is a runaway sixteen year old girl who was living with her neglectful mother before she decided to leave their home for good. Yossarian Frazier or Yoss is an eighteen year old homeless boy who instantly became Imi’s friend and protector. They became everything for each other as they tried to survive the life in the pit. Soon they began to dream that one day they will find a happy life together.

Sad and heartbreaking, raw and emotional. This book tore my heart into a thousand pieces and I don’t think I will ever put the pieces back again. My heart was a mess. It took everything in me not to sob and I guess that was a bad thing because until now I haven’t fully recovered. One Day Soon is definitely one of the most heartbreaking books I came across with and reading it was all worth it. It is one of the special books that I will always remember and the kind that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

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Here was a boy barely holding himself together. He seemed as though he wanted to curl into himself. I wanted to shield him from everything horrible. Everything ugly.
Just as he had been trying to do for me.
Yossarian Frazier wasn’t an overly complicated person. He was smart. He was thoughtful. He was generous and kind. He was loyal to a fault.
And he was someone who had been forced to make choices that would shatter most people. I could see the fragments being chipped away little by little as he struggled to hold on.
Yet he still sat beside me, with concern on his face, wanting to know if I was all right. When it was obvious he wasn’t.

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Even though it was painful to read most of the times, this book is an eye-opener to some of the ugly truths in life. Maybe not all happy stories have happy endings, but sometimes it’s the saddest parts that make up a beautiful story.

And the ending? Well, I’ll just say it’s beautiful and I am pleased with how the story ends. I’m not gonna tell if this book is a HEA (Happily Ever After) or not. I hope the readers experience the thrill of finding out for themselves.

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Maybe after all these years, I was still just that girl standing up in the rain. Waiting for a boy who would never come.
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5 Bittersweet and Heartbreakingly Beautiful STARS!

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Review: Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis

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By Siobhan Davis

Release Date: January 9th 2017

Summary:

Two fractured hearts and a forbidden love they can’t deny.
You shouldn’t want what you can’t have.
Faye Donovan has lost everything. After her parent’s tragic death, she’s whisked away from her home in Ireland when an unknown uncle surfaces as her new guardian.

Dropped smack-dab into the All-American dream, Faye should feel grateful. Except living with her wealthy uncle, his fashion-empire-owning wife, and their seven screwed-up sons is quickly turning into a nightmare—especially when certain inappropriate feelings arise.

Kyler Kennedy makes her head hurt and her heart race, but he’s her cousin.

He’s off limits.

And he’s not exactly welcoming—Kyler is ignorant, moody, and downright cruel at times—but Faye sees behind the mask he wears, recognizing a kindred spirit.

Kyler has sworn off girls, yet Faye gets under his skin. The more he pushes her away, the more he’s drawn to her, but acting on those feelings risks a crap-ton of prejudice, and any whiff of scandal could damage the precious Kennedy brand.

Concealing their feelings seems like the only choice.

But when everyone has something to hide, a secret is a very dangerous thing.

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Full of scandal, dysfunctional families, teen soap-opera-style angst and drama, secrets and lies, mean girls and catfights, lust and love, book one in the unputdownable Kennedy Boys series will have you flipping the pages’ way beyond bedtime!

Only recommended to readers aged 17+ due to mature content and language.

Oh wow. This book! The feels! Fallen Crest Series and The Royals fans, you’ll gonna lurrrrv this book!

This is my first book by Siobhan Davis and I was thrilled that I got the chance to read it. I was hesitant at first but I’m glad I said yes for the review!

Dysfunctional families, high school drama, uber rich male characters that are top to toe gorgeous and absolute swoon-worthy plus badass female lead who is stubborn and feisty but kind and never backs down. I know you want this story and you wouldn’t want to not meet Kyler and the rest of the Kennedys!

Angsty, achingly sexy, and heartbreakingly twisted. The writing is beautiful, I was hooked from the beginning! Maybe I am a part twisted for loving this book, but I think it shows reality and that it is not impossible to happen in real life. You don’t choose who you fall for even if you know it’s forbidden. I felt sad and heartbroken for these seven guys who needed a good role model in their lives. All of them were looking for attention and love that it made them do stupid things. These guys are all messed up in different ways and you would want to save them. I’m a fan of books that have strong characters especially when it comes to lead roles and the way the story is being told is a big deal for me as well.  I am a sucker for beautiful writings and badass heroines. Lucky for me, this book did not disappoint. Faye is a strong main character that I immediately liked. She’s witty and sassy, other than being hot and stunning. Kyler is a bad boy with a good heart underneath. You’ll gonna love him. There are times that you will want to smack him in the face, other times you will want to comfort him. Faye and Kyler made the mistake of falling in love and now, as if being cousins isn’t hell enough for the two of them, their world turned upside down again in the end. Even though I kinda want to hate the author for the cliffy ending she threw at my face, I enjoyed the book as a whole.

Finding Kyler is one titillating ride–from the start to the peak and down to the torturous, cliffhanger ending. I couldn’t put it down! I loved this book and it’s killing me knowing I have to wait for the next book. To me who is an ultimate fan of Tijan’s Fallen Crest Series, it was hard not to compare them. I dove into the book knowing that it was being compared to FC and yes, I’ve seen the resemblance, BUT it’s NOT a copy of the series. It’s more like The Royals by Erin Watts to me and I really liked that series as well. It is actually a mix of both but with a more serious issue thrown in the mixture. I am not a fan of taboo related books, but having read Finding Kyler made me feel like I am a bit twisted myself because I enjoyed the book as much as I hate to admit it. Yes, it’s taboo. Incest. Yet I feel like there is something more to the story than what the author let me believe. A twist of fate isn’t impossible in a world full of lies and betrayals, high school and dysfunctional family drama. All throughout the book, I didn’t feel comfortable and I don’t think you should be comfortable! Things are wrong that even modern society won’t approve. Comfort zone? Forget about your comfort zone when you read this book.

Writing a story like Finding Kyler must take guts because writing a book with taboo repelled most readers and they are usually subjected to bad criticism. But I think the author writes without hesitation or fear of being judged at all. It felt to me like she wrote what was necessary for the story to make the readers feel the excitement and the heartbreak at the same time. With a big cliffhanger ending, Dear Author has lots of explaining to do. I can’t wait to see how she will turn the wheels of the story. I can’t wait to see how she will make everything right for these beautifully broken characters. They need to be saved and I’m agonizing over about how their story will end.

5 STARS for the Kennedys!

Blog Tour + Review: J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis by Katy Regnery

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JC and the Bijoux Jolis by Katy Regnery is NOW LIVE!

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Blurb:

If the best man and maid of honor are both single, it’s practically an unwritten rule that they should pork.

…so begins a rocky acquaintance between Jean-Christian “J.C.” Rousseau and Libitz Feingold at the wedding of J.C.’s brother and Lib’s best friend. While manslut best man J.C. is surprised when maid of honor Libitz soundly spurns his advances, his curiosity is piqued. The girl he couldn’t have becomes the only one he wants.

So, when he finds a seventy-year-old portrait in the attic of his sister’s mansion that bears an uncanny resemblance to the prickly gallery owner, he enlists her help in solving a mystery seven decades in the making. Traveling from Philadelphia to New York to Marseille, a couple who started off as enemies will discover that even cynics can find true love…and mortal man is no match for destiny.

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EXCERPT

“You must be the famous Libitz,” he’d opened, taking his assigned seat beside her, and flashing his sexiest grin.

After all, if she was his chosen conquest for the weekend, there was no time like the present to work his wiles. Wearing a simple black sheath dress with aqua circles, 70s-style mod make-up and oversized silver and crystal chandelier earrings that almost brushed her thin shoulders, she’d turned to him and blinked those wide, all-seeing eyes.

“And you…must be kidding.”

Taken aback, he’d stared at her for a second before chuckling. “Wha—I mean, how’s that?”

“Let’s start over,” she said, cocking her head to the side. “Here’s your line, Romeo: “Hi, I’m Étienne’s brother, Jean-Christian. It’s nice to meet you.” Want to give it a try?”

He cleared his throat, his smile fading. “Hi, I’m Étienne’s brother, Jean-Christian. It’s nice to meet you.”

She locked eyes with his, her lips neutral, neither tilted up nor down. “Hi. I’m Libitz Feingold, Kate’s best friend…and it’s not cold enough.”

“What?” asked J.C., feeling completely turned around.

“It’s not cold enough in hell for me to fall for someone like you,” she said, then shifted back around to talk to the person on her other side.

Well, fuck me, thought J.C., taking another gulp of beer as he tried to figure out if he was insulted or impressed. After a moment, he nudged her in the side with his elbow and she looked at him over her shoulder, her expression annoyed.

“Yes?”

“I hear the temperature’s dropping there,” he said casually, then added, “because they’re expecting a visit from you.”

“Ha!” she chortled, a genuine grin brightening her eyes for a moment before she quickly reigned it back in to practiced ennui. “Is that right?”

He shrugged, tipping his bottle of beer back as he held her eyes, challenging her to come back at him with something clever. “So I heard.”

“From all the friends you’ve got there?”

He almost spit his beer out. Damn, but she was quick.

“Truce?’ he asked, placing his beer on the table and holding out his hand.

She stared at his hand for a moment, then looked away, leaning forward to pick up her champagne glass and bringing it slowly to her lips. “No, thanks. Mama didn’t raise no fool.”

“You’re unreal.” She shook her head, that bored look still in place.

“Nope. I’m real. I’m just not a good target for charming scamps looking for trouble.”

“A target? Shit. Who got to you?” he asked, feeling a little abused by her insta-judgement of him without actually getting a chance to know him in person. Not that she was wrong exactly. But getting into trouble with the right person could be a hell of a lot of fun.

“The list is long and distinguished,” she shot back.

His eyes widened and his lips wobbled.

“Oh, God,” she said, shaking her head as her cheeks bloomed an appealing pink under her make-up. “I walked right into that one didn’t I?”

“Yes, you did,” said J.C. with what he hoped was a disarming grin. “All together, now…”

“So’s my Johnson,” they said at the same time, quoting the rebuttal line from Top Gun.

“Hey, look at that,” he said, still smiling at her. “You do know how to have fun. I was beginning to worry.”

Her smile instantly faded. “You’re not as cute as you think you are.”

“Yeah,” he said, nodding as he finished the last of his beer. “I am.”

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MY REVIEW

The moment I read the summary of J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis, I knew it was going to be different. A good kind of different. I was not mistaken.

This book is my favorite among all the Rousseau books. Why? Because it is mixed with Historical Fiction and a bit of mystery. This made it more interesting and as I said, different. J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis was romantic… classic and it was elegantly delivered. The writing was smooth and beautiful just like Katy’s other books. I think I can already recognize her books even if she don’t put her name on them.

I instantly loved her characters and since I enjoy witty banters, this book did not disappoint. J.C. is a character to be loved. He stole my heart from the beginning. The manwhore who avoided love as much as he can but ended up helplessly falling in love with this small but beautiful woman Lib— who share the same passion but belongs to a different religion and culture and also engaged to another man. Lib is a strong woman and she is feisty and stubborn and smart and confident and independent yet soft on the inside. She makes a perfect match for J.C. whose character is as strong as her. They make a perfect couple and they are my most favorite in the Blueberry Lane series yet.

I don’t exactly look for it, but there are certain words that usually hit me whenever I read a book. It still surprise me everytime because I find it rare and special and when they do hit a spot, the book suddenly feels like home…

“But forever exists. I promise you it does… It’s a choice. It’s a choice to love someone and be faithful to them and do the work. We’re all capable of that.”


“There was a freshness, a newness, an excitement in finding the right person after knowing so many who weren’t.”

These words are true and I believe them with all my heart.  And for a book to be beautiful and unforgettable, it has to have meaning too. For it to have meaning, it should be able to speak to us–probably in many different ways–but it should speak to us and make us remember their words even before you finished the book. For me, that makes this book not only beautiful and romantic but also hopeful and courageous and brave. Because loving isn’t easy and this book gives hope to those who are afraid to love and be loved in return. Then there’s the magic of destiny and also the truth that we can make them happen.

I loved J.C. and Lib. I loved their story that made them oh so right for each other. Katy has written yet another beautiful love story that will make you feel sexy and will definitely make you swoon!

5 STARS!

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.

In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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Review: PUNK 57 by Penelope Douglas

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PUNK 57

By Penelope Douglas

Released Date: October 21, 2016

Summary:

“We were perfect together. Until we met.”

Misha

I can’t help but smile at the words in her letter. She misses me.

In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.

It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…

And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.

Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.

We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?

Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?

F*ck it. I need to meet her.

I just don’t expect to hate what I find.

Ryen

He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.

Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his number or picture or something.

He could be gone forever.

Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.

“Close your eyes, there’s nothing to see out here.”

When I finished this book, I wanted to shout to the world what an amazing book Punk 57 is. Really, what did I just read? It was totally an intense experience and I loved every single moment of it. I couldn’t even wrap up the feelings I have for this book and it’s crazy… beautiful and crazy. You see, I still think about it all the time! It has my heart from the beginning up to the last page and I still cannot let go. I thought Bully will forever be my most favorite Pen Douglas’ book but I was wrong. I thought I fell hard for Bully, but it seems like I really haven’t hit the ground yet. Until Punk 57.

Ryen is not the typical heroine that we usually root for, and Misha isn’t the guy I thought he was. He is something else… something more. I fell in love with these characters and I didn’t even need a lot of convincing. Misha stole my heart and he held it. Held it and totally wrapped his hands around it. I dived blind and fast into this book and I was completely blown away (and I recommend that you do the same!). It’s far from what I thought I knew and expected, and nothing like I’ve read before. It was surprisingly a bit dark, edgy, and sexy to the point that it’s almost illegal. I loved the twist and turns of the story and those surprises along the way pushed me to sit straighter on the bed. I think I had thrown a few bad words in the wind as well (sh*t). It was very angsty and gritty that I wanted to punch the other characters’ faces from this book. I don’t want to say anything more than the necessary rambling because I don’t want to spoil the book for those who want to read it and enjoy it to the fullest. Just let me say that I loved this book so much! There are only two books so far that top my reads this year. Absolutely one of these is Punk 57. I don’t read fast… but this book was so hard to put down. If you read and enjoyed anything by Penelope Douglas, I bet you’ll gonna love this book as much or probably more than you love the other books. Yes, I think it’s dark… and it’s sexy and angsty.. more than that it is also sad and heartbreaking. But above all these, I think this book is powerful–it will touch people and most probably change a few hearts.

This book is marked as the Best Romance of the Month in Goodreads and it hasn’t even released yet. This has to mean something good and also one more reason to read it. I looove this book so hard, definitely 5 stars! I would give it a 10 if it’s allowed.

There are books that we read and we hold close to us, and there are books that do the opposite and hold us–those kind that helps us keep going and reminds us why we shouldn’t give up reading. Punk 57 is that kind of book for me… the kind that holds my heart.

“You kissed my hair while sticking me in the heart.
But your house will break before I fall apart.”

5 STARS!

Book Tour (Review): Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan

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Welcome to the Anti-Stepbrother Book Tour!

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Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan

Published: August 22nd 2016

Synopsis:

He told me to ‘settle, girl.’
He asked if ‘something was wrong with me?’
He said I was an ‘easy target.’
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks.
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.

He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother.

Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming.

I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what would happen if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?


Kevin was kissing another girl. And he wasn’t just kissing her–he was inhaling her.


When you saw your stepbrother kissing another girl, and you’ve been in love with the said stepbrother for years… you run. But make sure to bump into the hottest fraternity guy–Caden. Caden Banks. Beautiful Caden Banks.

Summer Stoltz is a college freshman who’ve been crushing and pining for her stepbrother for years, even before her dad married Kevin’s mom. When she entered college, she hoped to finally be together with him. But sometimes some things don’t go well as planned. Especially when dear stepbrother end up being a big jerk and he has a scorching hot fraternity brother who always appear in the right place at the right moment, and saving her butt every single time. So, who is Caden Banks? He’s the Anti-Stepbrother.

I always love angsty books! Books that can make my heart race. Books that can make my heart hurt and flutter at the same time. These feelings I get from a book are one of the nicest and certainly one of the best things I love about reading. This is why I love Tijan’s books. Whenever I will dive into her stories, it’s like preparing myself for the next trainwreck. The adrenaline is too high, it’s almost intoxicating.

Along with the college drama, the characters in this book also cope up with past hurts and unresolved family issues that has always been one of the interesting flavors in Tijan’s books. At times, it was heartbreaking and sad, but there was never a lack of sexiness throughout the story. Though I expected to be blown away, I wasn’t prepared for the different waves of emotions as the characters played around friendship, brotherhood, love and family drama. I also appreciate that this book wasn’t an instalove romance, but a growing friendship with a simmering love underneath. There were many good things I loved about this book, but mostly I loved Caden’s character. He surprised me the most. I thought he was a bad guy with a good heart, but no, he was a good guy with a big heart. Caden Banks is one freaking hot guy. Caden and Summer is a tandem to watch out for. You’ll love this couple and you’ll wish there was more! I don’t think Caden and Summer are made for just a single novel. I believe they are cut for more and bigger stories. I want a second book! It was like reading Mason and Sam from Fallen Crest but different. And it’s a good kind of different. It just have this familiar feel, the same feel I get from Fallen Crest Series. Readers who enjoy Tijan’s books will surely enjoy this one. I just loved this book! I read it in less than a day!

Anti-Stepbrother will bring you to a world of college drama, fraternity and brotherhood, where there are lies and betrayals but also where unexpected friendship and love may be found. It was a one wild roller coaster ride.

5 STARS

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About the Author

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I didn’t begin writing until after undergraduate college. There’d been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can’t blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I’m hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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