Bright Side – Kim Holden

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Book Description

Secrets. 
Everyone has one. 
Some are bigger than others. 
And when secrets are revealed, 
Some will heal you … 
And some will end you. 

Kate Sedgwick’s life has been anything but typical. She’s endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there’s a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She’s also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks. 

They both feel it. 
But they each have a reason to fight it. 
They each have a secret. 

And when secrets are revealed, 
Some will heal you … 
And some will end you. 

Divas Thoughts

If it weren´t for the sob worthy ending then the story would receive a lesser rating.

From the very beginning I was trying harder than hard to get into the story but my surroundings caught my attention more than this book. I bought this book because I adored the simple ( blinding orange) cover and thought, after reading the book description, I´d be getting something dramatic. Like….WOW dramatic. In a „knock me over“ fashion.

What did I get to read instead? A story that dragged on and on and then became utterly sad.

The first 60 somthing percent were ( excuse me for being so blunt ) boring. It took me a few times to really get into the story because there was nothing that grabbed me. The way it all started, the characters, the non existant build-up….all that made me wonder why I was putting myself through it all. I´m not saying the book was the worst I´ve read. It wasn´t. But it definitely wasn´t the best either. The last part of the book was actually picture perfect! 100% purely emotional. The end had me in an ugly crying fit for a few hours. How damn sad!

Bright Side is basically about a young woman who has been through the worst, but still finds a way to be optimistic. That´s why the heroine, Kate, is called Bright Side by her friend, Gus ( she also goes by Katherine). Anyways….life seems halfways fine ( your usual programm) until a reader hits the last part of the book and then BAM! Automatically, the crying begins. And I just couldn´t stop!

Now….I´m not sure if the highly emotional ending makes up for the rest of the book or not. And that´s what makes this one so hard to rate. If I were to rate the first 60% then I´d say it deserves a 2. But since I really love the cover and I cried so much I´m gonna go ahead and give it a 3 ( I don´t cry easy….so take my word for it…..it´s unbelievably sad)

Would I recommend this book?

No. I wouldn´t.

Would I re-read this book?

Nope. Not my cup of tea.

The Divas are giving Bright Side, by Kim Holden, 3 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Leo ( A Sign Of Love ) – Mia Sheridan

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Book Descripton

Evie and Leo met in foster care as children and formed a bond of friendship. As they grew, their bond turned to love, and they vowed to make a life together when they turned 18 and were no longer a part of the system.

When Leo unexpectedly gets adopted as a teen and he moves to another city, he promises Evie that he will contact her as soon as he gets there and come back for her in a few short years. She never hears from him again.

Now eight years later, in spite of the odds, Evie has made a life for herself. She has a job. She has friends. She’s content. Then a man shows up out of the blue, claiming that her long lost love, Leo, sent him to check up on her. The attraction between them is undeniable. But, should she trust this sexy stranger? Or is he keeping a secret about what his connection to Leo is really all about and why Leo disappeared all those years ago?

Divas Thoughts

Maybe I´m analyzing this book too much. But maybe not. But let me tell you that this story didn´t do it for me. After reading so many promising reviews I thought I´d hit the jackpot with Leo. Uuhm….the story wasn´t awful. It was predictable and at times cute. But where were those emotions I crave while reading a book? Puff! Vanished into thin air before I was able to feel them…that´s where they were.

I mean…it was kinda cute and sad to read about 2 orphans and their promise to stay with each other ( or better find each other again and live happily ever after). The story was, up until the main characters were torn apart, believable. After that…I just wasn´t convinced anymore. Call me a partypooper….but I just can´t seem to get my head around 22-23 year olds who´ve gone through more crap than I have with nearly 10 more years of experience on my back. It´s not realistic for me. As a romance reader I tend to watch out for ANYTHING that will tear at my heartstrings. Not here. Not with Leo. And the sex? Well, there was enough sex for 2 books in this one. I didn´t find it it any way sexy, sensual or even close to great. Besides…..oh, forget it. It´s not worth mentioning.

Let´s not forget the speed of Jake and Evie´s relationship. Evie found out Leo died in a car accident through Jake…then she cried a bit and it didn´t take her long to hop on the Jake train. I mean….COME ON! She waited for, what….8 years(??!!) for Leo and then Jake strolls along and then BAM! MY first thought was: „ Damn girl, are you on some time-limit? It´s okay to start having kids when you´re 30.“. And then the end…..I actually saw it coming.

BUT….despite my dislikes…I´m still giving this book a fairly good rating. Like I mentioned before….it wasn´t awful…I just expected a whole lot more of the important matters ( such as emotions, relatable characters, etc) and a whole lot less drama themes ( and there were plenty of them )

There was indeed one major plus point regarding this story. It was a stand-alone. I´m getting more and more fond of those lately.

Would I recommend this book?

Not sure. For hardcore romance fanatics, no. For anyone who likes an OK read for inbetween, sure.

Would I re-read this book?

Probably not.

The Divas are giving Leo ( A Sign Of Love ) by Mia Sheridan 3 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover

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Book 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.

Divas Thoughts

There were three reasons why I wanted to read this book SOOO badly.

  1. The cover ( the cover alone should receive a 5 out of 5 rating!)
  2. the book description ( caught my attention )
  3. well, D´uh. It´s a Colleen Hoover novel. ( oh, do I love Colleen Hoover´s writing )

After reading her little novella, Finding Cinderella ( which was cute and all), I was more than happy to dive into something new from this author. Something awesome that would make me cry in a way only Colleen Hoover could make me.

I was ready. God, I couldn´t wait to get my hands on this one. I felt like I was standing in the cold, infront of some electronic store for hours, eager to be the first to get my hands on the newest Playstation. Well, I got the book. I read the book. Now, after reading Ugly Love I feel kind of unsatisfied.

After reading super, emotionally powerful books by the author before I thought there wasn´t a story she couldn´t write about.

Maybe I was wrong.

Ugly Love didn´t do anything for me. I tried. I really did. I can´t decide if it was the writing, the story in general, or the characters that ruined it for me….but I felt nothing. Tate and Miles ( main characters ) were charmless figures for me. I disliked both. Tate was this slouchy heroine who was weak. Throughout the story her behavior didn´t improve. Normally, a weak character grows slowly, or gains strength through small acts. Not this one. But what was worse for me was Miles took advantage of Tate.

And the drama in this book didn´t touch me either. Miles had a past. Okay. But I´m at a point where I´m thinking: „ Don´t we all have an ugly past?“ . There´s only so much ugly drama you can take in while reading a novel. I was far from impressed.

I´m not saying I hated this book. I didn´t. It just wasn´t what I was used too by this author. The story might be for others really good….just not so much for me. I´ll still rate this book with a fairly good rating because I adore the cover and the author. If it weren´t for those 2 facts then I´d definitely be giving this one less. And whats also great is that this book is a stand-alone. In my opinion…I´m glad that authors are going back to writing just a solid 1 book story. They´re so rare these days.

Would I recommend this book?

I´d recommend Ugly Love to any COHO fans. It wasn´t my cup of tea, but yeah. Why not.

Would I re-read this book?

Probably not.

The Divas are giving Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover 3 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Lead ( Stage Dive #3) – Kylie Scott

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Book Description

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it’s booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.   

Lena’s not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.

Divas Thoughts

Lead ( nr. 3 ) by Kylie Scott was far better than Play ( nr, 2 ). Actually, this book is my favorite from the 3 that has been published so far.

This story had a wondeful build-up and I just adored the characters. Jimmy, the singer of the band Stage Dive was just the character I was looking for. Haven´t read about a well broke soul in a long time. Jimmy wasn´t some weirdo who did odd things. He was a someone who needed help.

And Lena….well, I enjoyed her character because she was ( for me ) the perfect Heroine. She was fab. I loved how she thought and how she handled every nasty situation. She helped Jimmy although she knew she wasn´t qualified to do so.

The way their relationship grew was really great.

All in all I found this to be a really great romance. The story tugged at my heartstrings. I´m just so sad I won´t be able to read more about Jimmy and Lena. The perfect couple with a perfect lovestory.

Would I recommend this book?

Definitely!

Would I re-read this book?

Absolutely.

The Divas are giving Lead ( Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott 5 out of 5 champagne glasses.

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This book is available at Amazon

Play ( Stage Dive #2) – Kylie Scott incl. Audiobook Excerpt link

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Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller Lick.Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl. Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?

 

Divas Thoughts

 

I liked this book. Nothing more nothing less. After reading Lick ( book #1) I was totally excited to read Mal´s story. Well, I did read it and it was okay. I expected a whole lot more from Mal´s story, but okay……I can´t have everything, right? He was, in fact, my favorite character in the first installment and for some reason I felt that the author didn´t have a clue as to how his character should be. Mal, the hero, was alot of things through out the whole story. He was also very extreme. Personally…..if he were my boyfriend….I would have given him a bottle of sleeping pills to knock him out. * shy shrugging* He was sweet ( overload!!), he was passionate ( overload !! ), and he was funny as hell ( beyond overload!! ) I couldn´t help but laugh at everything he said or how he embarrassed Anne. Still….I thought he had serious mood swings that were far from normal. No matter how good looking, rich or famous the guy is….if I sense he has some screws loose then that´s it for me.

 

Anne was okay. I enjoyed her character much more than I did Mal´s. She was as normal as any girl / young woman could be. Her only issue was that people used her. A totally relatable trait. Due to her life situation she never noticed how people used her until Mal, the drummer from everyone´s favorite band „ Stage Dive“ pointed it out to her. From there on Anne learned to grow a backbone ( that too went easy…no struggles or such )

It was obvious that this story was supposed to be fast paced. I mean…..with Mal being so fast with his actions I thought he´d ask Anne to have his babies at 30%. He was intense when it came to Anne and she was just head over heels in love with him, even if she thought he had a problem with his extremes as well. Her money issues though, weren´t as painful as I thought they would be. She needed money….he was rich…problem solved. That wasn´t a stressed out theme in this book. Nothing was.

I really REALLY wanted to give this book a higher rating but the story wasn´t strong enough. There were a few major issues mentioned in this book but they too, were fast paced. It felt like I was watching the Grand Canyon scene from the movie National Lampoon´s Vacation. Force the family out of the car to look at the Grand Canyon for 2 seconds then get back in the car ( I love that movie! ). That´s how Mal and Anne´s story felt for me.

The sex was good. I can´t complain there. I laughed so loud when Mal spoke to Anne´s body parts. But other than that…it was good.

I was waiting and waiting for something earth shattering to happen. Nothing, I was left unsatified. When it came to revealing their secrets they somehow did that effortlessly.

The end confused me. I won´t get any deeper with describing my feelings there. It´s useless because I am just confused as to why the author left out something significant for the story. That significant part would have made me rate this book a little higher.

 

I can´t really complain….Mal and Anne´s story was okay. But totally nutty and fast.

One thibg I truly loved about this whole book was the writing style. Fabulous and catchy.

 

Book Cover : 3*

Characters: 3*

Story: 3*

Drama: 2*

Writing: 5*

HEA: 2*

 

Would I recommend this book?

Yeah. Why not?

Would I re-read this book?

Probably not.

 

For those of you who are absolutely crazy about listening to Audiobooks, here´s a link to listen to an excerpt from Play, by Kylie Scott! So cool. Gotta check it out. 

 

The Divas are giving Play ( Stage Dive #2) by Kylie Scott 3 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Ruining You ( Ruining #2) – Nicole Reed

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Book Description

 

For a girl who dared to tempt death, living is the only promise that matters now. 

Jay’s life almost came to a forced end when her darkest secrets were revealed and the one who she chose to give her future to was ripped away. Now, everything she kept hidden is the topic of everyone’s conversation, and not all are sympathetic. Someone wants her horrific past to dictate her future, and another is determined to help her choose a different path.

In conclusion to Ruining Me, Kane and Rhye know that Jay is worth the fight, but waiting for her to find herself may ruin them all.

Divas Thoughts

Ruining You is the second installment in the Ruining series. After book #1 ( Ruining Me ), I was a total mess. Now, after book #2 ( Ruining You ) I´m an even bigger mess, but I feel better. Just when I thought the sobbing was over (for me) I was sent through more tears. No bueno.

These two books / this author is the reason I keep reading. Even though this story was more heart shattering and made me ball my eyes out I still believe the story worth totally worth it.

It´s really hard not to talk about this story without giving anything away, but I strongly feel the need to force this emotional read ( book #1 and #2!!!) onto everyone. I might never EVER read these books again ( I just can´t handle a second round of an emotional meltdown ), but I want the whole world to read this story at least once so everyone can go through what I did.

There was nothing that made me dislike anything in this book. The story was ( as mentioned before ) devastating, painful, and totally heartbreaking. But I also felt the love, compassion and and devotion.

How does life get better? Where do you start and when does the struggle end? Can someone, who has gone through the worst, ever find happiness again?

The characters, despite their hard paths, were intelligent! I loved the dialogue so much. These fictional people were pretty young and yet the author gave them the right portion of brains. Loved it! But my favorite of all characters was Eli. Bless him. I want somone like that in my life. He helped Jay in the best way ever, showing her life is worth living. And Kane and Rhye. Dear God…..it was a beautiful mess. Lots and lots of heavy, well written drama which I couldn´t get enough of.

The end didn´t make my sobbing stop. My sadness was just replaced by happy tears and relief for Jay. I´m glad the author chose to give these characters a HEA. I mean….after so much darkness there has to be a light somewhere at the end of the tunnel, right? But the big question is…..who did Jay pick? Kane or Rhye? Who was the one who could give her everything she needed, including more? All I can say about the end and Jay´s decission is that I am 100% satisfied.

If you want to read this book…go ahead. I´m not stopping anyone. Just be prepared to have a box of tissues. You will constantly feel the up´s and down´s and you will be exhausted from all the smiling, and ugly crying.

Would I recommend this book?

Totally!

Would I re-read this book?

Nope. * laughing* It´s enough that I have the books on my shelf. Don´t need to torture myself again. 🙂

The Divas are giving Ruining You ( Ruining #2) by Nicole Reed 5 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Finding Cinderella ( Hopeless #2.5) – Colleen Hoover

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This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.

This is going to be hard for me to write because I have been a fan of Colleen Hoover ever since she published Hopeless. When I saw the cover and title I thought I´d be getting a full blown „ Colleen Hoover“ version of the actual fairytale Cinderella. That´s not what I got. I expected alot more with this one. I´m not saying I disliked the book….I´m just saying I had 100% mixed feelings after reading Finding Cinderella. I enjoyed some parts of the novella. I actually thought the story started off SOOOOO cute. The characters were sweet ( as sweet as a YA character created by Colleen Hoover can be ) and the emotional parts were more than fantastic. I love how Colleen Hoover can make you feel every sad / happy moment with her writing. She never diappoints in that department.

I´m not going to bother with copying the actual book description because I can do one with only 5 sentences. Ready?

Boy kills time in a dark maintance room until a mystery girl pops in and both exchange their teenage problems until they sleep with each other. Then mystery girl announces she´ll never visit him in the maintance room because she´s leaving but boy finds himself falling for mystery gal. 1 year later, boy falls head over heels for a girl named Six. Six and boy get along far too well in such a short time until one big fat secret is revealed. A huge issue makes the couples lives a short living hell and they live happily ever after.

And that, my dear friends, is the whole book. It´s more or less a cute, short, unrealistic, totally predictable read.

Six was not an odd girl in my opinion, even if her character was discribed as such. She was just a normal teenager. The fact that she had a reputation didn´t bother me one bit because I thought she didn´t have one. My biggest issue with her was her name. Her real name was Seven but she nicknamed herself Six? Uuuuhm…okay. And how she was supposed to be this unbelievable….the ULTIMATE bomb of a young woman. I mean…Six had the looks of an angel and her character was pure and non-girly like. I´m totally fine with all that….but I didn´t find her appealing enough to be THE best heroine ever.

Daniel was okay. He was nothing compared to Holder…but I could easily live with that. Daniel was as cute as a button and I would have dated him if he were a real person..:-)

The rest of the gang was okay as well.

 

Like I said…..I expected a little more with Finding Cinderella. More love, more pages, and more intensity.

 

Still…I will not wish this book or the author to hell. I know Colleen Hoover has it in her to write a fabulous novel. She did it before…just not with this one.

 

Would I recommend this book?

To any Colleen Hoover die hard fans, yes.

 

Would I re-read this book?

Probably not.

 

The Divas are giving Finding Cinderella 3 out of 5 champagne glasses

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This book can be purchased through Amazon.com

 

Unravel by Calia Read Review

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Calia Read breaks the mold in this explosive novel that grabs hold and doesn’t let go until the shocking truth is revealed.

One month ago I was admitted to a psych ward. Yesterday, Lachlan told me I’m losing my mind. But I know what I saw. Will you believe me?

Behind the walls of a mental hospital, Naomi Carradine feels her world breaking to pieces. She’s starting to believe all the voices questioning her sanity. Only visitors from the outside world keep her tethered to reality. But deep in her thoughts, Naomi is haunted by memories of a golden summer that twisted into a waking nightmare of obsessive love and fractured truths.

Just home from college, Naomi moves in with her best friend, Lana, the daughter of a Virginia senator. At a lavish party thrown by Lana’s father, Naomi meets a sexy stockbroker named Max and finds herself unable to resist his charms. One fiery kiss and she’s going back for more, beginning a terrifying descent. After Naomi witnesses the unspeakable, she has only one hope of escape: unraveling the devastating secrets of her past.

Unravel is intended for mature audiences.

Review

This is probably one of the hardest reviews I have ever had to do simply because there’s nothing I can write that won’t, even in the slightest, give the ending away!

So, I suppose I will just tell you that Calia Read really did a fantastic job at writing this book although I definitely questioned it as I was reading.  At times, I was very confused and thinking she either missed some things in the editing process or I’m just not getting it.  Okay, to be perfectly honest I just thought it was her fault…hehe 🙂 but I was nicely surprised when I realized there was a method to her madness so to speak!

The story did captivated me enough to not have been able to put it down essentially making me completely useless to my family all day but hey, it’s good for them to fend for themselves occasionally, right?! I loved how this story plays out! Unravel by Calia Read gets 4 out of 5 champagne glasses from us! Make sure to put this one on your TBR list, in fact go click on the link below and get it now!

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Amazon link

http://www.amazon.com/Unravel-A-Novel-Calia-Read-ebook/dp/B00JBE987C/ref=tmm_kin_title_0

Barnes and Noble link

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unravel-calia-read/1118633994?ean=9781495300974&itm=1&usri=calia+read

Beautiful Creatures ( Caster Chronicles #1) – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

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Book Description

Is falling in love the beginning . . . or the end?

In Ethan Wate’s hometown there lies the darkest of secrets . . .

There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head . . . Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes.

There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it’s been promised. And no one can stop it.

In the end, there is a grave.

Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided.Ethan never even saw it coming.

Divas Thoughts

This was a freaking cool dark / fantasy / magical / mystery / paranormal book! Seriously….we thought the story was unique.
What started out pretty normal and simple in a small town called Gatlin, South Carolina. Gatlin is filled with stuffy families who´ve occupied the town for generations and hardly welcome anyone new or anyone who doesn´t share the same opinion. If you don´t have a club card, you ain´t comin´in.

So, bored Ethan stumbles upon the new kid in town, Lena, who is even more awkward and isn´t really accepted by Gatlin´s society ( even if her family has occupied the same town for just as long as other families). Lena is a shy, reserved young girl who dresses odd and acts even more strange. Both become friends ( later they become more ) and go through an adventerous journey that never dies down.

Even if Ethan had a boring life at the beginning, it immediately felt like we were being sucked into a world we had no clue existed. We had a ball reading about what he / they went through to get the missing pieces to their puzzle. Lena and Ethan´s unknown connection to each other kept us guessing and guessing and guessing…. We were kept in the dark through-out the complete story. A total unpredictable tale about love, loyalty, independence, and….MAGIC!

We were constantly aware of the potential danger that was dangling above the main characters, but never knew until close to the end what was going to happen.
There was just one thing that startled us…there was a short „ Carrie“ moment during a classroom scene. It was fun….but it reminded us of the movie „ Carrie“. That didn´t ruin the story at all. We´d say it made the story even more interesting. The things Lena went through were sad and no one but her own uncle and Ethan were there for her ( since the rest of the town was against her ).

We´re not huge fans of giving too much info away, so we´ll stop right here with our review.
The characters were ALL wonderful and made us want to know more about them. We enjoyed the steady build-up and the cute, yet still intense, love the main characters shared with each other.

If you want an EXCITING, MAGICAL, ENCHANTING, and CAPTIVATING read….then you must get this book. It´s fun.
Even if this book isn´t stuffed with sexual content, or sexy as hell vampires we´d recommend this book to everyone who loves a really good story. Just keep in mind that this book has 563 pages ( it´s a damn long read! ).  

The Divas are giving Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 4 out of 5 stars.

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This book ( series ) can be purchased through Amazon

Music Of The Heart ( Runaway Train #1) – Katie Ashley

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Book Description

For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple—join her brothers’ band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she’s finally ready for the limelight by becoming its fourth member. Of course, she never imagined stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater, the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train. When he mistakes her for one of his groupie’s, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn’t in his bed on purpose.

Jake Slater never imagined the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly kneeing him in the balls. Of course, the fact she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything but his type. So he is more than surprised when after betting Abby she wouldn’t last a week on their tour bus, she is more than willing to prove him wrong. But as Jake’s personal life begins to implode around him, he finds an unlikely ally in Abby. He’s never met a woman he can talk to, joke with, or most importantly make music with.

As the week starts comes to a close, neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go. Can a sweetheart Country songstress and a bad boy of Rock N Roll actually have a future together?

Divas Thoughts

Katie Ashley´s writing style and ability to create a fabulous, catchy story has made us some happy bloggers. But unfortunately, we seem to miss some of the authors magic with this one.

First thought when we came across this book? „ FUCK YEAH! Another M.U.C.H. needed rockstar novel.“ It´s been way to long since the last rockstar book. So, knowing what the author is capable of, included with a rockstar / band / music made our knees shake. We shouldn´t have set our hopes up so high. We´re not saying the story was God-awful….it was just not what we expected it to be. The heroine, Abby, got a little on our nerves with her characteristic swings, and the hero, Jake, just didn´t do it for us. There´s nothing much we can tell about him without forgetting about it. That´s how see-through his character was for us.

As for the love, sex, and passion: That only went so far for us. We agreed some scenes were unfitting and out of place considering the direction the story was supposed to go.

We caught ourselves taking our sweet time with this one. There was no rush to finish the book because the story was kind of predictable.

Who knows….maybe we´re just too spoiled from the authors previous work. Maybe we should accept that fact that Music Of The Heart is one of those books that aren´t to our liking.

The idea of the story was great, but it didn´t touch us. Especially not the characters.

Would we recommend this book?

  • For a die-hard Katie Ashley fan, yes. For a rockstar fan, sure. We can see why this book would make some readers swoon. For book analysts, no. If a reader can over see alot, then this book is perfect. But if you´re a reader who looks for details and want some deapth in the emotion department, then we wouldn´t recommend this book.

Would we re-read this book?

  • Probably not. But we will re-read the authors previous books!

The Divas are giving Music Of The Heart ( Runway Train #1) by Katie Ashley 3 out of 5 champagne glasses.

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This book can be purchased on Amazon