REVIEW: Lick

Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.

Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.

One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll’s favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Kylie Scott

Series: Stage Dive #1

Published: July  1st 2013 by Momentum

Source: Goodreads

Thoughts: 

What am I missing? Everyone seemed to love this book but for me it was highly improbable. For some reason the new craze in the NA genre is Vegas themed and along that theme line, there is a girl who gets drunk and a man who isn’t nearly as drunk and somehow the two get married and somehow they stay married throughout the “getting to know you stage” and then into the “happily ever after stage” WTF? Besides this Vegas wedding that Evelyn doesn’t seem to remember I felt like I was reading this book through a weed filled haze. I didn’t know what was going, when anything was happening and where all the drama came from.

The biggest downside to this book for me was my inability to connect to the characters. I know where Evelyn was coming from in terms of her feelings and her “plan” and her only had sex once but didn’t like it and it hurt and I don’t want to do it again to I’m a nympho but only when David’s around.
I had no idea where David’s mind was at but for a 28-year-old rock star he sure was sensitive…
Now, them together, I don’t understand. I don’t know what, other than a drunken marriage in Vegas and less than 6 days in Monterey alone, most of which consisted of beating up men and rough sex constitutes as “I’m in love with this person.” Their connection just wasn’t there for me, I didn’t feel the “love” and I felt like reading/finishing this book was more a chore than a pleasure, which is never fun.

First and probably –but not discounting the possibility– last book of Kylie Scott’s that I will read.

 

 

 2+ STARS

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REVIEW: Lovelines

LoveLinesArrive at work at 7:58 A.M. sharp. Check. Count forty-seven steps to cubicle. Check. Arrange pens in their red-blue-black-green-purple order of importance. Check. Apply hand sanitizer before opening email. Double check.

And that’s just the first few minutes of her work day.

Thirty-one-year-old proofreader Bailey Mitchell is a slave to her tics. She inherited Obsessive Compulsive Disorder from her father, and it’s done nothing but inhibit her love life. She’s run the gamut of boyfriends—none of them willing or able to cope with her condition.

Enter 32-year-old Reece Powell, her new coworker at Beach Elite Marketing Firm. He’s more than willing to cope. He finds her habits cute and quirky… for now. Reece wins her over, and life coasts along for them until Bailey experiences a devastating blow. Tragedy exacerbates her OCD, and Reece realizes her tics aren’t so cute and quirky anymore. Just like all the others, he has the choice to leave.

But Reece isn’t like all the others.

Author: S. Walden

Series: The Wilimington Saga #1

Published: March 25th 2014 by Penny Press

Source: Goodreads

Thoughts:  I loved it. It’s the first book by S. Walden that I’ve read and it was amazing. It was cute and heart-breaking and funny, boy was it funny and sexy; it was off the charts sexy.
When we think of OCD we think of quirky tics that some does, we find it endearing more often than not, but we don’t seem to realize that it’s an illness, a disorder that can’t be done away with by pills and rehab, but a life long journey. It was eye-opening to get that insight into what Bailey’s life is like and the life of her family and friend(s) that had to live with someone with OCD.
Reece makes me believe even more than I did before that there is someone out there for everyone, who else do you know gets turned on by having their SO perform a tic?
Soledad, the perfect neighbor, I sometimes wished that although Bailey didn’t know what she was saying, I would, and if it was in French and not Spanish I could definitely tell if Walden was just bullshitting all her lines, I doubt it (what I could understand seemed to fit with what was going on).

My favorite thing about this book was how realistic it was, not just Bailey’s OCD but her relationships with her dad and her mom and her sister, and more importantly Erica (reading their interactions reminded me of similar my interactions with my best friend). The way everyone spoke, it was stilted by writing it flowed, conversations, terms everything was written picture perfect, you could see frame by frame what was happening who was saying what. I knew Christopher was black before they even had to say anything! It was in his language and his mannerisms that Walden somehow managed to portray with dialogue (but thank you for telling us anyways!).

This is the first of Wilimington series, the others could be about Christopher or Camden or Taylor, lets not forget Erica’s new secret wielding employee. which I would love to read, I’ll be looking out for S. Walden because no matter the book I know I’ll pick up the next thing written by her, it was that good.

 

 5+ STARS