Saturday, January 16, 2016

My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge #2) by Jill Shalvis

My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge #2)
by Jill Shalvis

ARC, Kindle Edition
Published December 22nd 2015 by Grand Central Publishing


Bailey Moore has an agenda: skiing in the Rockies, exploring castles in Europe, ballroom dancing in Argentina. Now that she has a second lease on life, she’s determined not to miss a thing. What she doesn’t realize is that item #1 comes with a six-foot-one ski god hot enough to melt a polar ice cap. She doesn’t want to miss out on him either, but Hudson Kincaid isn’t the type of guy to love and let go. And as gorgeous as Cedar Ridge is, she’s not planning to stick around.

As head of ski patrol at his family’s resort, Hud thinks he’s seen it all. But never has he run into someone like Bailey. She might look delicate, but her attitude is all firecracker. And her infectious joy touches something deep within him that he’s been missing far too long. Now he’ll just have to convince Bailey to take a chance on her biggest adventure yet . . . something rare and all kinds of wonderful.


Oh my God... it's really a fan girling for me... I love it... love it... love it... and I missed it already... makes me want to read another book by Ms. Shalvis again and again...

I really love the story, wait... I said it already... yeah, I do...

I really love Bailey Moore and I also in love with Hudson Kidcaid... I know that at some point at the beginning that something wrong with Bailey... but I love the way Ms. Shalvis was not dragging the story to become a terminal illness drama... And give us hope that even someone who have been sick for a long time still can have hope to be healthy and have dreams, big ones...

I love the way, that Bailey is not weak... and she's even so strong... I love that the story is so naturally end happily but still leaving some problems which are not miraclously solve in not a make sense term...

Yes, there're still problems... which they still have to deal with... But that doesn't make them unhappy... They are all can be happy together as a family and trying to solve the problem also together as family...

I love a story that telling not only about a couple, but also about their family... how they interact with them... and how their family influence them, support them to come to a conclusion which only bring goodness and happiness to them as a family too...

I don't why but I gave the story 4 out of 5 stars, yeah maybe it's more to 4.5 stars anyway... :D

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The Score (Off-Campus #3) by Elle Kennedy

The Score (Off-Campus #3)
by Elle Kennedy

ARC, Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published January 11th 2016 by Elle Kennedy

He knows how to score, on and off the ice 

Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she's going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands. 

It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over 

Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.


This is the third book of the series, I love the first one, the second one also still makes me love Ms. Kennedy so much... but this one... I guess it's my least favorite one...

I love Allie Hayes... I think I really can understand her situation... because after we're in a really long time relationship with someone and then we don't, we'll loose grip... and want or need so bad to cling to something... Something that can be destructive or constructive...

But Dean Di Laurentis? I don't know...

I don't know why he did what he did... although of his story, that he's affraid because he's still felt that he's responsible with what happened with his ex-girlfriend... I guess it's just an excuse...

I don't get the feeling the way I got from the previous books... Maybe because for Dean, everything seems to be all ready for him... Law school and then being a lawyer like his parents and brother... And also because everything seems to be easy for him... Yes, he did do something for this school... but then he's smart, so not so much work to do... This situation then bring him to the point that he seems like he doesn't have anything to pursue...

And also I don't get the attraction from Dean side to Allie... I can (again) understand Allie's point of view or rather feeling of being with someone like Dean... I guess she's just can do nothing, obviously... with all the charms... ;-)

But Dean? Why? Or rather how? Yeah, Allie is beautiful, Allie is smart... but why then? Then don't do friends before and then don't really talk with each other also before...

Am I being stereotype here? I guess I am, because I can easily see how easy for Allie to fall (maybe because I'm also a girl and just like I said previously that I can understand her position), but I really don't get Dean's side of story...

He has so much, I have explained that... yet, why Allie? Because she said no so much? Hahaha... not a really good answer...

Anyway, lets leave the mystery there... Maybe if you also read the book, then you can tell me your theory...

I still love the story, I gave it 4 out of 5 stars

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wishful Wednesday #43


It's alway good to start a year with a wishful thinking... that's why I make this one ;-)

Actually, I have longed these books for a quite sometime now and just realised that the second book is coming up to release in near future...

You (You #1) by Caroline Kepnes

When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

Hidden Bodies (You #2) by Caroline Kepnes

Charmingly murderous anti-hero Joe Goldberg continues his twisted quest for the perfect love in this thrilling follow-up to the “deeply dark yet mesmerizing” You. When Joe follows the woman he wants to marry to the West Coast, he never imagines that his obsession will lead him to such tragedy.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mastered (The Enforcers #1) by Maya Banks

Mastered (The Enforcers #1)
by Maya Banks

ARC, Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published December 29th 2015 by Berkley

What he wants, he takes with no remorse or guilt.

She stood out in his club like a gem, unspoiled and untouched. A lamb among wolves, she clearly didn’t belong. Drawn to her innocence he watched as she was surrounded by men who saw what he did—but no one but him could touch her. He summoned her to his private quarters. He sensed her fear. He also recognized the desire in her eyes. And he knew she wouldn’t leave before he possessed her. She had no need to know his secrets. Not until he had her under his complete and utter control.

What he wants, she isn’t sure she can give him.

The moment he told her want he wanted, she couldn’t resist. Instinct told her to run, but her heart said stay and walk the fine line between pleasure and pain. Though she wasn’t sure she could ever completely surrender, the primal part of her wanted to try, even knowing this man could break her in ways she never imagined. Because once he possessed her, he owned her and it would be too late to turn back. She can only pray that he doesn’t destroy her in the end.


This is my second book of Ms. Banks, though her words are not really my most favorite one, I think I like this one better, if I wouldn't say much better in the end.

I like more on the female leading character, Evangeline, even though most of the time she still confused of what she really wants, she has more determination on her behalf.

Although, she described as a naive person, I guess she's not dumb after all, and the good thing is there're good people who're willing to help her while her friends ditched her out of jealousy.

These whole situations make the story closer to reality.

I think, Evangeline wasted too much time by being confused of doing nothing. If I'd be her, with a billionaire (or millionaire or whatever) boyfriend, I'd do a lot of things even though somehow like she did, didn't have much of freedom... But one thing for sure, I'd be reading lots lots of book... >.<

But then, there's this element of the genre that I still don't like and decide will never like anyway... I confirm now that I don't like a BDSM story and willing to avoid it if I can at all costs in the future... I will not share which part I don't like because that would be a spoiler...

As for the man, or men I should say, I guess Ms. Banks has her favorite kind of men in her books. Alpha-male with hard characteristics on the outside but actually have soft feeling in the inside.

One part that I really like about this book, although I couldn't say about the next one yet... I love the ending... the ending promising a lot of things... which I hope will be good... ;-)

I still see the tendency of Ms. Banks for retelling things that already being told previously... it's okay to do it sometimes, but I just thought that she doesn't have to give her characters some kind of excuses for their flaws... Flaws what make characters more alive... that's my opinion...

I gave the story 3 out of 5 stars though I do hope that I have a chance to read the next one...