Saturday, 30 March 2013

In The Air by Crystal Serowka


It all began on a New York City sidewalk. It was so surreal. Juilliard, the enormous brick building that held my dreams and the possibilities of my future. I was prepared for the challenges ahead. What I didn’t expect was to lose my focus the second I met him. Living the dance was no longer the only important thing in my life.

The City opened my eyes, but he transformed me.

Two dancers. One big city. He was determined to make a new start. She was ready to make it in the ballet world. Neither expected love to play a part in achieving their dreams. They also didn't expect it to be so destructive. Samson and Natalia took the leap anyway, not worrying about the fall.

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This will be a very difficult review to write because I couldn’t seem to love it as much as I expected. From the synopsis to the teasers I was so hyped up for it and I am truly sad to say but it didn’t come up to my expectations. There is so much more that ITA could have done. There was poor character development (I wanted more from Natalia and Samson and it was rushed to be honest, if it were given more of a stronger plot, got into the character heads a little more, got to know them, live them, it could have been better. I really wanted to see them fall in love, like I really didn’t see it happen it was like it was told to me. The writing was amateurish to me, needs more work. The writing style didn't sit well with me. 

I liked it because it had some potential but it wasn't taken very far with it. Like the plot for one, it could have gone further. Length of the book doesn't really matter if you use all what you can give and let it flow well. So when readers intake it, it stays there. I wanted more, didn't get it. The connections with the main character was really lacking. I felt like I truly didn't get a piece of them while reading, they were hidden but in front of me. I got a little tiny piece but not in depth. I wanted that. I wanted to see more of their dances as partners in practice, their interactions that made them fall for each other, it was like pieces of the puzzle missing. Ballet is a sexy dance form to see and dance if there were more dances with a lot more sexual tension between them both. I would have loved to see that. I wanted to see a little more fulfilling of their dreams, some more family drama, as they claim they're dealing with, the angst of the characters. These are the reasons that kept me from truly enjoying it.  

Let me try ending on a better side and shed the light to the things I really liked where more than 2 POV's besides the main characters, it was a risk to take because it can easily mess up (one thing I need to add is that if there was a little more of Kingsley and Audrey there were only couple chapters of Kingsley and Audrey, it could have been used better). Another thing I liked is Kingsley, she was a  real nice treat to have, she obviously wouldn't be most liked with they way she acts but she is like an open book isn't two faced, she doesn't give a care about what people thinks and lives her life the way she wants. I love that. Her personality is so awesome. If there is a book on her, sign me up for it. I would love to read her book. Audrey obviously annoyed me she needs to grow the hell up. 

My Verdict?  3 Stars. 

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Thursday, 28 March 2013


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Pain can leave even the strongest of people weak and hollow. But when fate brings two weak souls together, will the love they find mend the fragments that are barely holding them together, or will the weight of their past finally cause them to crumble?

Max DeLucca has spent seven years trying to forget the betrayal of his past. He lives his life from day to day never looking forward and never looking back. The walls around his heart keep anyone from getting too close and prevent him from feeling too much…until he meets her.

Her entire life, Janie Silver searched for the kind of love that wouldn’t leave her broken and more importantly, wouldn't leave her behind. She longs for a love that can heal the wounds of her past and give her the future she knows she deserves. She thought she was looking for something that just didn’t exist…until she meets him.

Danny’s on Main is where their story begins. A neighborhood bar where strangers become friends, friends become family and some … become lovers

… it all started on Thursday Nights

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“So, your place or mine?” Janie asked nervously as they left the parking lot. The butterflies in her stomach were starting a revolution as she took in the sexy profile of the man sitting to her left with one hand on the wheel and the other on her thigh. Was she really doing this? Not to mention, doing it with Max DeLucca?
Removing his hand from her leg, Max placed both hands on the steering wheel of his black Ferrari Spider. Janie held in the whimper that threatened to escape from the loss of his touch. 
Max pulled over to the side of the road, and she felt the butterflies once again trying to take flight. Why was he stopping? Had he changed his mind?  
“Janie,” he said, his voice strong but calm. “Janie, look at me. I need to see your eyes.” She looked into his grassy-green orbs. Callused fingers stroked her jaw, sending shivers through her body. “I won’t hurt you. Your body is safe with me. Do you understand?”
She wasn’t sure she did, but she nodded silently, the innocent, doe-eyed look on her face bringing out his every possessive instinct.  “Words Janie, I need words,” Max demanded.
“I think I understand, Max.” She couldn’t help the breathless tone in her voice. “But what is this about?”
He inhaled, holding the air in his lungs for an extra second before letting it go, his eyes smoldering while his body still held the relaxed pose that had become so familiar to her. She could hear her own heart beating, and she could also hear it stop when the next statement left Max’s lips.
“I intend to fuck you tonight, Janie. I intend to fuck you very well. I am going to make you come in every way imaginable. With my fingers, my tongue, and my cock. I am going to do things to you that you and Lyla have only teased about at Danny’s, things that you have fantasized about, and things that have never even crossed your mind. You will have a say in whether or not we stop, but Janie, you will not have a say on whether it is your place or mine. Got it?”
She stared at Max her mouth formed an O. She was thoroughly and truly speechless. So she nodded again.
“Words, Janie. I need words.”
 “Ok,” Her heartbeat started speeding up again as Max’s car did the same.


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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Connected by Kim Karr


What if a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ could happen twice?

Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London's soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after is a far cry from reality in her world. But, when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable.

When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia’s life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feelings that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soulmate.

Struggling with confusion as old connections fade and new ones begin, Dahlia's grief begins to lift--but guilt remains. River wants to be the one to mend all that is torn within her.

But with a past that is never really gone, can their future survive? 

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Laughing as I turn the music up, I answer, “In a bed.”
She pouts her lips and reaches her long slender arm to turn the volume back down. “In a bed—where?
I love when she pouts her lips like that. She looks so hot.
Using the word she always uses on me, I say, “Yesss...”
“Where are we going?” she huffs out.
I have to laugh because I think she might be having a fit in the seat of my car. “You’re not going to stomp your feet and cross your arms, are you? Because if you are, I’m going to have to pull over to watch this.”
She sticks her tongue out at me, and I try to grab it, but she moves away to quickly.
I turn the music back up and sing along, waiting for her next question, but she’s good at playing any game I throw her way. She doesn’t say anything as she shifts in her seat and hikes her dress up just a little higher. I give her a quick glance and look back at the road. I can play too. She stretches and her top slips down slightly. Damn she’s good. I keep singing and humming, thumping my fingers to the beat on the steering wheel, trying to ignore her provocative moves.
Then she breaks and starts to speak.
I grin over at her.
“So are you going to tell me where we’re going?” she asks again.
“Well, that’s too bad because I have a secret I want to share. And I was thinking a trade was in order. You know one for one,” she says, twisting a little, leaning her elbow on the console, and placing her chin in the palm of her hand.


Ever since I saw the synopsis of Connected the word that drew me in was about soulmates it tied me on a tight leash  and I needed to read it, lucky for me I was able to participate in Connected blog tour and get an ARC of Connected, started it as soon as I can. 

The story of Connected starts with Dahlia and her boyfriend Ben, they have practically been together for awhile and in love. Dahlia has experienced loss first hand with her parents, losing them killed her and always tears her apart, music and her dad will always be tied together, so when she meets River for the first time his song that his band was playing reminds her of her dad, her heart aches and she tried composing herself.

When she first meets River the sudden attraction is hot and fierce as ever, she feels connected in away she can’t describe so she tries to shake it off remind her she is with her boyfriend, the boy who she loves very much. They have moment that she knows his very dangerous and when he tell her to stay back after his performance he leaves to go on stage and she battles with her emotions and leaves without looking back, fate seems to have another idea and they meet again.

After that one night, she is with Ben happy with him and loves him a lot, they get engaged after a bit and than she loser her fiancé by this guy who makes them pull over and she stays in the car, Ben pleads her not to go out and leaves her scared out of her mind. She hear gun shots and than silence, while in the car she calls the cops but it is too late, she is left alone again.

She grieves for 2 years until she decides she can’t live like this and needs to get going on in her life, its hard but with the help with her best friend, she tries, her friend emotionally blackmails her into a job where it leads her directly to River, she knows its him, she can’t ever forget him, she tries to battle her feelings of that night, that connection she can’t explain. She thinks he might have already forgotten her. 

They meet the connection is strong as ever and the attraction too.

River helps Dahlia heal, he makes her strong again, makes her happy. Ben’s ghost is always there, making it hard for River to replace and as they are together, their connection strengthens, they fall deeply in love, Dahlia has a lot of past demons but she is healing.

I really liked Connected, enjoyed the read and with the way Kim Karr had ending Connected I can’t wait for Torn, I sort of predicted it but now I am left hanging as to what will happen. Will Dahlia and River survive this new bomb that will drop. We will see in Torn. I have always had a soft spots for soulmates because I believe in them, so this book will be one of my favourites and I just can't wait for Torn, more River and Dahlia. 

My verdict? 4 brilliant steamy River stars 


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