One Plus One – Jojo Moyes

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Book Description

One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act

in ages . . . maybe ever.

Divas Thoughts

We´ve been seeing Jojo Moyes´name all over the place. And yet, we took our precious time before actually reading one of her books. Was it worth it? Oh, it sure was.

This book definitely needs to be read.

This story is the perfect example of what real life does. It sometimes screws you over. And when things begin to look brighter again, life comes back and screws with you again.

And that´s what happened to the characters in this story.

The characters were a nice new breeze of fresh air. We loved the realistic issues these characters dealt with. There were alot of highs and lows and we loved it!

We can´t say we swooned over any character because it actually wasn´t THAT kind of story. We loved each figure for who they were. Normal people who went through their own struggles and somehow managed to stay normal despite what was happening to them.

All we´re going to say about this book is that you have to read it yourself to find out what´s so special about it. The story was a delightful, well written read.

We´re glad we chose this one.

Now all we need to do is start reading all Jojo Moyes´ books..:-)

The only thing we disliked was the cover. Those are some special colors. Lol

Would re recommend this book?

Yes, we would. This is a wonderful, charming story.

Would we re-read this book?

We sure will.

The Divas are giving One Plus One by Jojo Moyes 4 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Unmasked: Volume 2 ( Unmasked #2) – Cassia Leo

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Book Description

I left my former life – and my mask – behind.

Running from a past where I was born unloved. A past where I was betrayed by love.

Running from an organization with limitless power and stealth. Running for my life.

I never expected to find love on the run. Not in a tiny seaside town on an island in the middle of nowhere.

Not without my mask.

But it seems as if my sad story is being rewritten with someone else’s pen. But whose pen is it?

This question haunts me day and night. And I get my answer on a perfectly decadent evening. When I come home to find my bedroom perfumed with the scent of death.

He’s here.

Divas Thoughts

No. Cassia Leo did NOT do another masterpiece with this one. I´m not wanting to come across as rude or anything….I just can´t sum up the love I felt for the first Volume. There wasn´t anything cool about this one. This was just a story that was told. It was nothing I expected it to be. I was left wanting so much more after the first book.

Vol. 2 starts off where Vol. 1 ended. Alex ran away to an Island and started hiding. She gave herself a new identity and was ready to start a new life.

I don´t know. What started out great turned into non-interesting. Alex´s new life with all the new people…it felt like, after Alex and Daimon had their fatal stand-off, there was so much missing. What really threw me off was how Alex transformed from being dark, dangerous & mysterious to being open with her issues and having fun on the Island. And just like that….I started disliking Alex / Alyssa. What happened to the woman who hid her face?

Anyway: Alyssa starts dating her neighbor and gets involved with life. That´s until she gets this errie feeling that somethings not right. And she´s right!

( totally predictable story since Alex wasn´t so sure she really killed Daimon)

Things start to happen and Alyssa gets sloppy.

All of the sudden things pick up and get interesting again. It took a while…but the fun was back and my hope returned for this book to knock me off my socks. But who was I kidding ( I should really stop hoping so much) there was nothing that I didn´t see coming.

Not even the end tickled me. I´m not saying this book was God-awful…it was just a predictable. And somewhat far fetched. Being a hitman is a scary thing. And writing a story about it can be way cool. But to involve Monaco and the Grimaldi´s is way to far fetched. I live in Europe and I see alot of the actual Grimaldis on the news, etc. so I have a hard time picturing Alex being the princess of Monaco. Or being the daughter of the princess of Monaco. Either way….I couldn´t visualize that.

Let´s not forget about the 200 pages. I flew through that story in a night.+

Would I recommend this book?

Hmm….maybe.

Would I re-read this book?

Probably not.

The Divas are giving Unmasked: Volume 2 ( Unmasked #2) by Cassia Leo 3 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Ruining Me ( Ruining #1) – Nicole Reed

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Book Description

Eighteen year old Jay Stevenson is living a horrible nightmare.

Two years ago, she had the world in the palm of her hand, but in one moment, it was ruined. Secrets, lies, and the worst imaginable betrayal haunt her new reality. Burying her problems under a cold façade seems to be the only way to cope until it all catches up with her. Soon, she loses control of the lonely world she built around her, and the past, present, and future collide.

Three guys are there when it all comes crashing down: JT, the perfect boyfriend she never wanted to give up; Rhye, the local bad boy “rock star” who made her forget the past; and Kane, the funny and sweet tattooed bartender who wants her future.

Secrets must be kept. Choices must be made. Is it possible to move forward while still chained to the wicked vices of the past?

Divas Thoughts

Nicole Reed is a rockstar in the book world! I usually don´t cry when reading a book because there´s always a little voice inside my head that reminds me that what I´m reading isn´t true. That small voice kind of disappeared while reading Ruining Me. I cried so much. Even my sleeves from my shirt had wet spots with black smears from my mascara. Sheesh. I can safely say I loved this book but I never want to read it again. Lol. Seriously, I don´t do books that beat me up so badly. It was gut wrenching, and soul wrecking. Why did I put myself through such a book? Well, it was recommended to me. I was asked if I wanted a darker kind of read, or something funny. I wanted the darker one, BUT NO ONE TOLD ME I`D CRY!!

Ruining Me ruined me. How am I supposed to read another book now? Everything was fine until I started to read. Someone shoot me now and put me out of my misery!

I felt it all. I felt the pain Jay went through ( even if I never walked down the same road ) and I was silently hoping for her to break free from her locked up state and return to what she was before she went through hell. I was broken-hearted that she struggled ( boy, did that girl struggle! ) to make it all go away. In short: That girl was pretty screwed.

And then…to top it all off… her broken, dark world became a little colorful when 3 guys entered the picture. What these guys did for Jay was unbelievable. I loved how each of them wanted to help her and all would have done anything if they could´ve. Each of them couldn´t have been more different from one another, yet they somehow all mached perfectly to Jay.

This book wasn´t completely to cry for. There were a few moments when I ( not so lady-like ) snorted while laughing. The Dialogue was great and some lines really cracked me up. But the rest….OMG….NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! * sob * No no no no. So awfully devastating * more sobbing *

The end ruined me even more and I thank my lucky stars that there´s another book to this story. How couldn´t there be?

This is the kind of story that gets your hopes up and then crushes you again and again and again. Once you believe you, and the characters, are going to be OK, another event knocks everyone over even harder than the last one did.

Even though I will probably never read this book again I still highly recommend it to anyone who craves a fabulous emotional read. If you appreciate crying and hugging a box of kleenex then this book is definitely for you! If you´re a person who doesn´t like deep, heavy, dark emotional stories…..and if you still chose to read this book….don´t say no one has warned you. You will ball your eyes out. I will forever keep this book in my heart and mind and hope this author never gives up writing.

The Divas are giving Ruining Me by Nicole Reed 5 out of 5 champagne glasses

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This book can be bought through Amazon.com

Misjudged ( Misjudged # 1 ) – Sarah Elizabeth

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** we received a copy in exchange for an honest review **

Book Description

It was one night.

One night of pure intimacy, with a guy she knew nothing about, that couldn’t have prepared her for the next chapter in her life.

But will it be for better, or for worse?

Eighteen year old Alexis Harper is a smart, attractive and ambitious young woman with great friends, a doting father and a scholarship at one of Washington State’s most prestigious Performing Arts Colleges.

When the mysterious stranger makes his arrival in her life, she’s captivated by him. She’s intrigued by his past and more so by what the future could possibly hold for them.

Meet Brandon Taylor.

A damaged and confused twenty year old who is grieving for the life he once had.

He didn’t think for one moment that he could ever find happiness, and he didn’t want to. He was happy living within the high walls he’d barricaded around himself. It felt safe.

When Alexis and Brandon’s worlds collide, nobody could have prepared them for the emotional rollercoaster they were about to board together.

With love, loss, deceit and betrayal abound, it’s pretty hard to trust even those closest to you, as both Brandon and Alexis are soon to find out.

***Suitable for 18 years + due to language and sexual content***

Our Thoughts

Well, first off: The warning for this book being not suitable for under 18 yrs is in our opinion unnecessary. There is nothing in this book that everyone hasn´t heard about or seen somewhere before.

The story was okay. But nothing more for us. There´s really not much we can tell you about the story. But if you read the book description….you have a pretty good picture on how the story goes. We believed Misjugded was predictable and slow,….and above all: There was no build-up. We were reading this book and were emotionally captivated on one single level. Waiting for something to happen when nothing really does happen is death for a story.

The beginning started out so well and then somehow..after a few percent, the story changed our minds. How on earth can a young woman ( and we´re talking about college young here ) run off after she arrived at a party with some stranger?

” Um, where are we going?” I ask, and I´m unable to hide the trace of nervousness in my voice. My heart is hammering in my chest, but I´m not sure whether it´s because he´s leading me away from the party and into an area where there´s no one around, or due to the excitement that´s running through me for doing something I wouldn´t normally do.”

Uuuuuuh, yeah. * shake heads in disbelief *. Sure, that´s an everyday issue 19 year olds have to deal with ( sarcasm ) We´re not so sure if that would ever be something we´d encourage ( and we´ve made some bad desicions ourselves with 19 too ) but we would never have gone outside with a complete stranger. AND let him say ” Shit, you´re so fucking wet, baby.”. Oooookay.

# 1 – Don´t call me baby if I have no freaking clue who you are ( and never really find out who you really are, but still like to call what we have a relationship )
# 2 – Don´t think you can get in my panties if I stupidly agree to go outside with you

That was just the beginning. all sounded so good until HE came. That kind of killed it for us. There was nothing that left us wanting more.
After their encounter ( and through out the whole book ) we never saw their relationship grow or make any sense.

There was some tension and emotional up and downs…but never did we see the relationship these charcters had move to the next step. We got that the characters went through alot in their young lives. ( haven´t we all ) but even the screwed up ones find some movement regarding a relationship. Alexis and Brandon didn´t make sense.

What also didn´t make any sense to us was the title. What does Misjudged have to do with this book? We´re still trying to figure that one out for ourselves. The end topped it all of and basically sealed the rating deal. The ending was unfitting.

Who knows….maybe we´re just to old to appreciate novels with young characters and their drama. We certainly cannot identify ourselves with the choices these charcaters made. We cannot connect with a 19 year old when we´ve passed that stage and have other drama issues.

Or…maybe the genre this book is catagorized in isn´t appealing enough anymore. We can´t tell for sure….but what we can tell is that didn´t enjoy this book as we hoped we would.
This book did have one positive side though… The writing was great. Sarah Elizabeth has real talent in that department.

Would we recommend this book?
– probably not. This story just didn´t knock us off our socks.

Would we re-read this book?
– No.

The Divas are giving Misjudged by Sarah Elizabeth 2 out of 5 champagne glasses.

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The Opportunist ( Love Me With Lies #1) – Tarryn Fisher

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* We purchased this book for our own enjoyment *
*** WARNING….This is an odd review for an even more odd story ***

Book Description

Olivia Kaspen has just discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Caleb Drake, has lost his memory. With an already lousy reputation for taking advantage of situations, Olivia must decide how far she is willing to go to get Caleb back. Wrestling to keep her true identity and their sordid past under wraps, Olivia’s greatest obstacle is Caleb’s wicked, new girlfriend; Leah Smith. It is a race to the finish as these two vipers engage in a vicious tug of war to possess a man who no longer remembers them. But, soon enough Olivia must face the consequences of her lies, and in the process discover that sometimes love falls short of redemption.

Our Thoughts

A few days ago we were chatting with the lovely author , Melissa Rolka, about reading something new. Something that would knock us over. And thanks to her recommendation, we started this book right away. The only reason we never thought about reading The Opportunist ( Love Me With Lies # 1 ) by Tarryn Fisher, was because the title and cover gave us the impression that this would be like many other books. Just the same. To our surprise…..The Opportunist was something completey new!

We really really enjoyed this book. The story started out good and turned out to be more than we hoped for. And what was best of all….this book was totally unpredictable! We love being totally clueless and being shifted in the wrong direction with our thoughts.

Now….what we didn´t appreciate so much were the main characters and the past/present switches. But let´s start with the characters before we nag about the rest.* smile *
Olivia was a character who did nothing for us. Yes, she had a poor past, and yeah….she was a bitch ( sometimes )….but she was just your daily chick who had to deal with her usual problems. The only time we felt her was when she was feeling sorry for herself. We hardly understood her actions towards Caleb and we didn´t get why her dialogue was so ” tough cookie” like. We believe if Olivia would have had a softer touch to her persona, then that wouldn´t have affected the story badly. BUT…there were also a few moments when we really liked her ( those moments were there….but not often )

Caleb, on the other hand, was the complete opposite of Olivia. He was fun, kind and….well, he was just your perfect polished, nice, kind….( wait, we´re repeating ourselves, aren´t we?) Caleb was a good character, but he didn´t not leave us wanting more. The impression he made was just okay. We enjoyed reading about him, but that was about it. OH WAIT!! He was supposed to be a bit British ( sounds odd, but read the book, you´ll understand what we mean ). But that tiny bit of ” english” he had didn´t make us see him as such. It´s so hard to imagine a Brit ( please, if you are from England, do not be offended as we did not intend to be offensive ) who plays basketball and has the perfect american picture perfect attitude.

Besides the main characters, we loved ( yes, we ADORED ) Olivia´s friend, Cammie. We thought she should have had the leading role. * Oh well *

Now, you´re probably thinking ” Why did the Divas still enjoy this book when they thought the characters were shitty?” Well, because they weren´t THAT shitty. Olivia and Caleb were good figures, but not catchy and definitely not world class. It was the story that left us wanting more. The complete idea to write about two people who were once in love and then not, and they meet again years later with the hero having amnesia and the heroine knowing their past but taking the situation for granted as long as she could, was so cool!  ( seriously….it was totally AWESOME! )

So, let´s move on to the other thing that we didn´t like: The past/present shifts.
Normally, we don´t really mind them much ( we´re not fans either of jumping back and forth in stories ) but in The Opportunist it was nerve wrecking and we lost interest really fast (about their past) once we found out that the flashbacks weren´t important for the present scenes.

All in all we thought this book was a fantastic read. It was frustrating as hell ( in a good way ) and it made us want to know what happens next! We´d hate to use the words ” emotional rollercoaster ride” because this is way beyond something like that. The Opportunist was a pretty good, screwed up story that left us with tons of questions.
We´ll let that hang like that because we´re afraid if we spend to much time writing this review we might end up giving this book 3 instead of a 4 rating due to not knowing if we LOVED or HATED this book.

The Divas are giving The Opportunist, by Tarryn Fisher, 4 out of 5 champagne glasses

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The Perfect Distraction ( Perfect, #1) – Melissa Rolka

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* We received a copy in exchange for an honest review *

The Perfect Distraction ( Perfect, # 1 ) is the first installment in the Perfect series, written by Melissa Rolka. If we´re honest here….we never heard of this author before. The Perfect Distraction was recommended by a fellow blogger and friend, Francessca from Francessca´s Romance Reviews. The minute Francessca mentioned the book, we were more than curious about it and couldn´t wait to start reading!

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Book Description:

When Katherine “Kate” leaves for her freshmen year at college, a grounded and stable piece of her is missing. She pushes away the ghosts of her past, determined to start her college life single, carefree and distracted.
Throughout high school Kate was reserved and shy, with little experience. Now, on her own, with little holding her back, Kate is ready to branch out. She bonds with a tight knit group of friends and even starts casually dating. What starts out as innocent flirting on the tennis courts slowly turns into a friendship and eventually something more complex. Reed comes into her life giving her the distraction she craves more than anything; but is she ready to give her heart away so easily?
Things get complicated when Kate’s ex-boyfriend and first love continues to pursue her. Kyle deeply regrets breaking her heart when he left for college the year before and is now on a mission to reclaim her. Kyle’s persistence and relentlessness is nothing short of obsessive. He will stop at nothing to win her back and prove his love.
Kate finds herself torn between her past and the unknown of the future. Her determination to stay distracted may just be her downfall or the beginning of something new and wonderful.

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While reading this book….our first thought was : ” TENNIS? Seriously?” Not really a sport we were accustomed to while reading New Adult novels. But Kate used Tennis to escape the cruelty of life. So, the fact that Tennis was involved was okay. lol

The thing with New Adult novels that are being published these days is that they all are the same. And while reading so many of them, we lost interest pretty fast and forgot how exciting the New Adult genre actually is. The Perfect Distraction made us remember that this genre can still be filled with so many feelings. And for that we thank Melissa Rolka dearly.

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We loved the cover because  it really stands out. We loved the story because it wasn´t overly drama-ish. We enjoyed the characters ( Kate, Reed and Kyle ) to extremes because they were lovable and you could actually see yourself in their situation. We liked that the love triangle that went on in this book wasn´t an actual ” tug of war “. Of course, there were angsty moments. And yes…there were a few pages where we were close to pull our own hair out. Kate left to start a new life and ran into someone who captured her interest….but THEN her ex-boyfriend came running after her, making a point of never making the same mistake again. Kyle left Kate and was up for some extreme fighting for their love to rekindle.

Does that sound any good? Well, let us tell you this:
IT IS GOOD! And if any of you readers have lost faith in the New Adult genre then you need to read this book. The Perfect Distraction will suck you right back in and make you crave for more!

Oh! And speaking of more…..there´s a second book coming pretty soon! We Divas cannot wait to get our greedy little fingers on The Perfect Emotion ( Perfect, # 2)!!!!!

If you like angsty, emotional, rollercoaster love triangles, and if you´re searching for a well written story…you better get your hands on this book! We promise you will not be disappointed!

OOOOH, and we also like to add that THERE IS a cliffhanger..:-) He hate cliffies…lol….but that didn´t change the fact that we totally enjoyed this book!

You need to remember this author….Mellisa Rolka and her story telling should definitely be on you FAV LIST. We´re pretty sure that we´ll be seeing more from this talented author!!

The Divas are giving The Perfect Distraction, written by Melissa Rolka, 4 out of 5 champagne glasses!

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P.S.

A special thank you to Francessca for creating such wonder picture quotes! You´re a doll! xx

Links:

Amazon US

http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Distraction-Book-ebook/dp/B00FJ6EY8Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1391436396&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Perfect+Distraction

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18757639-the-perfect-distraction

visit the author on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/melissa.rolkaauthor

The Education Of Sebastian – Jane Harvey – Berrick

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* I purchased this book for my own enjoyment *

A friendship between the lost and lonely Caroline, and the unhappy Sebastian, leads to an illicit love that threatens them both.
Caroline Wilson is trapped in a cold and loveless marriage with an older man. When her husband finally wins a long sought-after promotion, Caroline feels she has little choice but to follow him to a new home in San Diego. There she meets Sebastian, a young man of 17.
For an all too brief summer, their happiness blooms.
But external pressures begin to bear down, not least from the overbearing David, and Sebastian’s parents begin to suspect that their son has a secret. Even Caroline’s new friend, Donna, realises that dark passions exist below the serene surface.

Our Review

I am a huge fan of Jane Harvey – Berrick´s work and was more than eager to start this story after I bought the book ( s ).The Education Of Sebastian is the first from 2 books. I loved the simplicity of the covers because I believe….the more you have to look at, the less interesting a cover seems. There´s nothing worse than looking at a book cover that has so much stuff on it ( and trying to figure out what what is )

While reading this book, I didn´t really know what to think of it at first. A 17 year old teenager has an affair with a 30 year old woman. In my eyes…not a big deal. No one has any idea how often that happens on a daily basis. Even if the state of California ( or any other state, for that matter ) thinks it´s a big deal….I don´t. And if a relationship grows between a couple with that big of an age difference. Fine by me as long as they´re happy and leave me alone about it. The only thing that disturbed me was that Caroline was 21 and Sebastian was 8 when they first crossed paths due to the fact that Caroline´s husband worked for Sebastians father in the military. Uuuhm….Ooooookaaaaay.

Now, even when Sebastian was 8, he had some kind of connection to Caroline. Even Caroline felt uncertain around the kid. And then…years later, he´s 17 ( going on 18 ) and she´s 30….well, I personally couldn´t have an affair with him because I would constantly see this little boy infront of me. So THAT I couldn´t feel. I couldn´t feel their love for each other on any level.

Caroline´s character was hard to digest. She married young and was unhappy with her husband. Okay….maybe the constant moving was also a reason for her unhappiness. But, she still didn´t love her mean husband and fell head over heals for a 17 year old. Here´s how Caroline´s problem could have been solved:
– leave mean husband
– find love that wasn´t legally forbidden

Yeah, that one had me thinking too.lol….I know this book wouldn´t have been half as entertaining if that were the case. But still, Caroline could have made her life a little easier by making some mature choices instead of behaving as she did. And before leaving her husband she started an affair she knew she shouldn´t have. Not so bright if you ask me.

Sebastian, on the other hand, was a character I really enjoyed. He was 17 years old, but had a good smart head on his shoulders. At times I thought their love wouldn´t stand a chance because he acted his age…and then there were times where I thought they were actually going to pull through because of his mature side.

Another thing that made this book a little slow were the sex scenes. I´m telling you….these two were AT IT, as if their lives depended on it. There was alot of sex * pheeew*
I even felt exhausted reading about how many times they were doing their bed sports. It wasn´t bad sex. Nope.  Their sex was pretty good to read about….it was just too much to read.

The end didn´t surprise me much. The book also had a bit of a cliffhanger.

The writing style was, as always, 100% fab. As I mentioned before….Jane Harvey – Berrick is a wonderful, talented author.

The complete story was fun to read, but Caroline´s character kind of ruined it for me.  Other than that….I believe this book should be read because it isn´t your typical romance. It´s forbidden / taboo and I can definitely see why other readers would love this book. It just didn´t do it for me.

Would I rrecommend this book?
– Yes. I really would. If you´re looking for something different…..then search no more.

Would I re-.read this book?
– Not so sure I would. Even though I´m a very open-minded person, I still had a tough time digesting the age issue. They met when he was 8. That visual might never leave me.

The Divas are giving The Education Of Sebastian, written by Jane Harvey – Berrick 3 out of 5 champagne glasses.

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Links

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16148137-the-education-of-sebastian?ac=1

Amazon:

Amazon US

http://www.amazon.com/Education-Sebastian-Jane-Harvey-Berrick-ebook/dp/B00A6NG154/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1391432106&sr=1-1&keywords=the+education+of+sebastian

Trouble – Samantha Towle

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* We purchased this book for our own enjoyment *

Seriously…..Samantha Towle is one of our favorite authors. We have nothing but worshipped her work, but this book confused us a bit.

Mia Monroe is running. Running from a person she doesn’t ever want to find her. Running from a past she doesn’t ever want anyone to know. Desperate to find a future, that yesterday, she could only dream of having.

Jordan Matthews likes easy. Easy women. Easy life.

Then he meets Mia.

She’s damaged, troubled and has more baggage than any person can carry. But the more Jordan gets to know Mia-for the first time in his life-he finds himself wanting to try hard for something … for someone … for her.

And then life isn’t so easy anymore.

Jordan is everything Mia shouldn’t want. A whole bunch of dirty hotness, tattooed, cocky bad boy, who made his money at poker tables and picked his women up in bars. Yet, Mia finds herself falling for him. Then the past Mia was running from, quickly starts to catch up with her. Because that’s the problem with running … you have to stop sometime.

And when you stop, you get caught.

When we heard about this stand-alone…we were out of our wits and couldn´t wait to get ahold of Trouble. We waited and suffered until the day the mailman arrived at the door with Samantha Towles new book. So, package was brutally ripped apart and shortly after… the reading began. Hmm….and we read and read….and read some more. Halfways through the book we thought that something was off. This wasn´t Samantha Towles usual story telling. This book was different and felt odd. Well, d´uh! This wasn´t The Mighty Storm! We fought hard not to put this book down. Wanna know why?

– The story was just a story that had no effects on us.
– characters seemed unrealistic. They were kind of on over-load. Jordan was T.H.E guy, PERIOD! And Mia was this, forever beaten, Goddess wearing sunglasses.

Now…you´re probably thinking that those two points aren´t too bad. There not. But Jordan was like the best thing the world had to offer in the “looks department”.  He also had so many heavy issues to deal with himself ( for example: Who he´s gonna screw next? Who´s brains are gonna fly across the room just from his sexiness?) and that again made him a character we disliked ( even if he was covered in ink!)

Another point we didn´t understand was: Why the language warning when there wasn´t anything said that anyone hasn´t already heard at least once in their lives? We bet a few 18 and under have already heard about the word ” Fuck ” before. And if not…..then we´d like to give the parents from these kids a hug for doing a splendid job on protecting their children´s ears so well from the worlds most awful word EVER.  We thought it was more distubing that Jordan had aggression issues. Just sayin´…

Mia was this super beauty who survived some brutal beatings over her young years. The last beating finally made her run to a place she has never been before. Colorado. This character was so ruined. Mentally and physically. We had the impression she wouldn´t live to see the next day. So how can a broken fragile young woman, who flinches at even the thought of being touched, fall in love with a guy the world is dying to have?

PLUS ( !!! ) we´d love to add that this book seemed more english than american. The location was in the states…..the characters were americans…so why the english touch dialogue? We noticed that some phrases were a bit english English….as in UK english. It didn´t fit into the story.

okay…now we´ve complained enough and now it´s time to look on the brightside regarding this book. Trouble was a cute read. So cute, that one could not think it came from Samantha Towle. 

So….

…Where was the spark? Where was the emotion we were desperately searching for? Well….we´re sad to say this…and we´d rather eat a stinky sock than put this book down, so we´re just gonna settle for ” this was just a nice story”. It´s wasn´t anything we´d go nuts over.

Would we recommend this book?
– Yeah. Sure. We can see why people would love this book even if it didn´t do it for us in a way we´d hoped for.

Would we re-read this book?
– Maybe not.

The Divas are giving Trouble by Samantha Towle 3 out of 5 champagne glasses.

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Links

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17257484-trouble

Amazon US:

http://www.amazon.com/Trouble-Samantha-Towle-ebook/dp/B00GS3VWHI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1391001418&sr=8-2&keywords=trouble