Friday, May 4, 2018

Bittersweet Always (Gray Springs University, #2) ~ Ella Fields

Toby Hawthorne was an enigma.
One I didn’t factor into my college plans.

I wasn’t looking for love.
I wasn’t not looking for it either.
And in that state of in-between, he found me.

Unaware of the battle he fought everyday, I fell fast.
By the time I found out, it was too late.
Because I wanted everything.
Every broken, lost part of him.

I knew I couldn’t fix him.
I could only love him.
But I should’ve known better than to think that was enough.

Warning: This book contains sensitive subject matter.

I devoured this book is one sitting  - was late to work since I was up All. Night. Long.
the subject matter was so well written and we got both sides which made it so much more engaging!
I don't think I'll be able to express just how much I LOVED this book..
It was about unconditional love.
It was about loving someone so much you put aside your fears and just gave yourself  to them.. heart, mind and soul!
Pipa even knowing first hand how much her life had been affected by Mental Illness decided to take a chance and wear her heart on her sleeve for all that it was worth.. She wanted to love strong for the both of them even if it would never be enough.

And Toby!! oh Toby watching him struggle, deal daily and finally coup with his Mental illness was just incredible. It ultimately had to be his decision. He had to realize and accept what his responsibilities were and take charge . And he did!!
I don't want to go to much into the book other than to say it was a Beautiful story about family, acceptance, unconditional love and friendship when you thought you were in the dark alone but weren't!!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Unforgivable ~ Isabel Love

There are certain things that are unforgivable…
Falling for your brother’s best friend is one of them.

That isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever done, though.
Not even close.

Shame and guilt follow me everywhere.
Except when I’m with him.

With him, I can breathe again.
Smile again. Love again.

But he doesn't know what I've done.

Loved this book so much!! 
It was real, it was raw and I devoured it once I had the courage to read it..
I was not a fan of Ana's ~ based on what I knew from her from Charlie's book so of course just hearing one side of the story I made my mind up and picked sides.. just like that!
Isn't that we all do?

I felt horrible after reading and getting the gist of it.. her side of everything especially what Wesley went through.. Young puppy love, sacrifice, life in all it's ugliness..
Unforgivable was so different from the other 2 books I've read by Isabel Love..
and it was just as amazing in it's own Unique way!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gentleman Nine ~ Penelope Ward

Growing up, the three of us were friends.
He was the nerd.
I was the playboy.
She was the beauty.

Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits.

He lied.

I went off to college, and he got the girl.
Amber never knew how I felt.
They were together for years—before he broke her heart.

Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch.
When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.
One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings.
Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity.
Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message.
She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend—me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.)

Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel.
When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she was stunned to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.

You get so much more than a friends to lovers with Gentleman Nine..
Two friends brought closer together by losing someone they both loved and a third comes to play by association. 

Here's a story where two individuals trusted the wrong person with their secret and were betrayed in a sense - but that person wasn't really bad per-say just knew when to pounce on an opportunity and well just Did.. while reading I felt as if everything played out as it should have everyone was able to grow and as adults better appreciate what was right in front of them, talk about their emotions - lay them all out when it counted.
So all though the saying "you snooze you loose" might have been the way to go initially and we might have seen it as a missed opportunity for some..
The whole "If you Love someone, set them free" didn't go over so well either...

Channing was absolutely perfect!! 
Perfect friend, perfect brother, perfect son perfect everything.. *a wet dream*.... 
There was so much chemistry between Amber and Channing, they both complemented each other in so many ways. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about their mornings, their outings, their banter. The flow was a slow simmer with a lot of sexual tension and some nail biting angst towards the end. 
This was such a fun, sexy & sweet read I didn't want it to end.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Frayed Silk ~Ella Fields

Our marriage wasn't just in trouble—mere threads were all that held it together.
What was once my perfect happily ever after had dissolved right before my eyes.
I can tell you when it started to happen.
What I can't tell you is why.
And after seven months of watching my husband turn into someone I didn't recognize, I'd given up hope in finding answers.

So I decided to break his heart
... and he did nothing to stop me.

Trigger warning: This book contains cheating and other sensitive subject matter.

I devoured this book

Loved Loved Loved!! Wow did not see that twist coming..

This book does have cheating so if that's an issue for you - do not read.. But in my opinion is what ultimately makes this story so unique and real.

Just WOW!!! the marriage aspect of the book, the families and children involved, the friends we keep by our sides in good and bad times, betrayal, secrets, insecurities, communication.. ALL of that played a role in this story and I devoured every bit of it! I was all over the place with emotions and stayed up late reading cause I had to know how it would end. Marriage isn't always pretty, it isn't always about googly eyes, kissy faces and definitely never perfect .. It's about sacrifices, selflessness, communication and at times forgiveness. 

Ella Fields swept us through Leo and Lia's life - the good and the bad and she did it wonderfully!!

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