31 December 2014

Year Ender Babble & Favorites of 2014 [Books Edition]

I'm kind of conflicted with the idea of the year ending... because I'd have to say, this year wasn't exactly a productive year for me... or at least half of the year wasn't. College graduation happened, job interviews passed by, and half way through the year, I decided to go into book blogging, thus, Mischievous Reads was born!

A lot of things happened this year that I didn't really expect in the way it should come, like I had been expecting to get into a job as a fresh college graduate, but I fell into book blogging instead. Though I haven't been that invested into the blog since I'm literally a newbie, I still need to amp up my game as well.  But in the process, awesome things happened because I became friends with a few book bloggers from different places (mainly Tika from Fangirl Confessions, Mallory from Mallory Books, Jennie from A Bookworm Called Jennie and Erin from The Hardcover Lover) and these girls are absolutely awesome! [Working on a shameless plug right there]

But with all the fun, there's also a couple of stressful moments, especially with trying to re-model a blog, or beating a blog post deadline, especially with ARC review requests and blog tours. I still have a lot to work on, especially with self discipline and organization. I'm terrible at organizing things, and I always tend to juggle everything all at once. But in the midst of it all, I learned a lot of things, but I still have a long way to go.

This year was also great because I came across a lot of awesome books this year and of course, I also came across a couple of books that sucked... well, at least for me they did. But I'm not gonna share those to you guys for now, probably soon, since I'd rather share my 2014 favorites instead.

Soooo, here are my 2014 favorites (In no particular order):

            

        

   


So there you have it, my top 10 favorites of 2014, and all the picks above are published this year as well. I'd like to say more, but I'm kind of in a bit of a rush... (Told you I beat the deadline lots of times) As of now, it's 7:13pm, December 31st here in the Philippines and it's going to be New Year in a few hours... soooo in advanced, I'd like to wish you all A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 

Thank you for all your support, and I'm hoping for you all to continue to do so, and I wish this upcoming year to be awesome for both you and me and our loved ones! I love you all! 

28 December 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Run To You by Rachel Gibson

Run To You (Lovett, Texas #4)
by Rachel Gibson
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Date Published: September 24th, 2013
Publisher: Avon Books
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My Rating:

There's nothing like fleeing Miami to ruin a girl's day. Stella Leon's bartending gig was going fine until gorgeous ex-Marine Beau Junger decked her mob-connected boss, spirited her out of the city, and claimed that Stella's half-sister--the one with the perfect life--sent him. Now Stella has no choice but to go along for the ride... and seduce Beau's military-issue socks off...

The Marine Corps was Beau's escape from his old man's legacy of naval heroism and serial philandering, but no amount of training could prepare him for the day he looked in the mirror and saw his father staring back. The answer: swear off meaningless sex. Oh, and find a way to make Stella Leon quit being so damn hot...



Rachel Gibson is actually one of my favorite authors, and I absolutely adored her Chinooks Hockey Team series, and also the small town books, but my adoration for this book wasn't as much as the others I've read. In fact, I wouldn't exactly say that I adored this book, but I did like it -- I just didn't enjoy it.

If you've read Rachel Gibson's Rescue Me, you'll be familiar with a brief backstory as to who Stella Leon is -- the illegitimate daughter of a rich ranch owner who'd just recently passed away -- and now, her half sister, Sadie Jo (From Rescue Me) is looking for her after having learned about her existence. But Stella's not buying it, after growing up with a childhood with no father but a hefty trust fund instead, and being the only half-caste in her mother's Latina family, she's had a hard time trying to belong, which might lead to her sister feeling the same way. 

Ex-marine Beau Junger was requested by his buddy, Vince, to look for his fiancée's long lost sister and being the owner of a private security firm would get the job done in a jiffy. Look for her, get her on a plane, done. Then onto the next project. What he wasn't expecting was a hard headed woman who keeps getting herself in trouble. 

Stella's character reminded me so much of myself; childlike, stubborn with a weird sense of humor and high peaked anxiety issues, and is always getting into some weird sort of trouble. Although, what kind of threw me off about her was the way came off as constantly whiney and annoying, and she would exclaim "Holy frijole y guacamole" most -- no wait, ALL the time -- even in bed. Every time she said that was a cringe worthy moment. 

Meanwhile, Beau was just a big burly grumpy teddy bear. He wasn't exactly a sweetheart since he was someone difficult to get along with, and as an ex-marine, he's definitely all "man" -- blunt and straight forward. However, there were also times that I did find his language cringe worthy as well, especially when he says "muffin" and "hot pocket" in bed, which actually contradicts his blunt nature. And another tidbit about Beau? THERE'S TWO OF THEM! Yes! He has a twin, which according to my research, is featured in the next book of the series. 

Another reason why I didn't exactly feel the book because even though the time span of the book was really short, it was just kind of slowpaced,  and then nearing the end, a sudden abruptness to their relationship happens. Don't get me wrong, there was chemistry between the two characters, despite their huge age gap, with Stella being at least ten years younger than Beau, but there just wasn't enough tension. 

I wouldn't exactly say that this book disappointed me, but since this book is by the author that has most of her books in my favorites pile, I would say that it just didn't reach my expectations for a Rachel Gibson novel. 

27 December 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Night After Night by Lauren Blakely

Night After Night (Seductive Nights #1)
by Lauren Blakely (Goodreads, Website, Twitter)
Self Published on April 16th, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, BDSM, Suspense
Format: eBook (250 pages)
Source: Purchased
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Their world was sex, love, and lies.
He intoxicated her. Commanded. Consumed.

With a dirty mind and a mouth to match, Clay Nichols is everything Julia never knew she wanted and exactly what she cannot have. He walked into her life one night and unlocked pleasure in her that she never knew was possible. Possessing her body, captivating her every thought. Which makes him way too dangerous for Julia to risk her heart, given that she has a price tag on her head. She ran after one mind-blowing week with him, but now he's back, and determined to make her his own.
No matter the cost.

She was a sexy drug to him. Fiery, unforgettable, and never enough, Julia is an enigma, and Clay isn't willing to let her go without a fight. But she's got dark secrets of her own that threaten to destroy any chance of happiness. She's a wanted woman - the stakes are high, her every move is watched, and yet the lure between them can't be denied. Can two people burned by love trust again when desire and passion are met by danger at every turn?


Lauren Blakely is just insanely good with her steamy contemporaries and this book has just fallen into my favorites pile. 

She was a tall drink of a woman and her red hair was blowing in the late afternoon breeze. 

Ever met a redhead who's a hell of a bartender and a killer with a deck of cards? That's Julia Bell for you. A terrible ex who had gotten her into a serious amount of trouble now has her owing a lord heaps of money and the only way to pay him back is to work for him by playing the cards on nights she's needed. And not only should she play, but a win is a must. Everyone in Julia's life would be in danger if she doesn't play her cards right. But when Clay Nichols steps into her life, she's going to have to be extra careful if she doesn't want him to get hurt. 

Clay Nichols has trust issues ever since his ex had ruined their relationship with her dishonesty and he's learned the requirement of a full disclosure when entering a new relationship. But he's willing to try with Julia. 

In continuation to the novella, Clay invites Julia to New York to spend the weekend. But despite her assumption that the weekend getaway would be her moment of solace from her deepest, darkest secret, it comes haunting her, branding her in the head of how she'll never truly get away. 

I honestly felt for Julia, on how she wanted to protect the people important to her by not getting them involved. Definitely a strong-willed character. Meanwhile, Clay was absolutely the perfect lover -- Swoon worthy, protective and one heck of a dirty talker. He is the dream boyfriend, like for real, minus the trust issues. 

He's the sexiest, dirtiest, smartest, and kindest man I have ever met. 

After having read the novella that introduced me to the relationship between Clay and Julia, I knew their relationship was going to be absolutely explosive. Sexiness all over and despite the short span of time, there was an actual bond forming, and it was insanely beautiful. And not only was the book entertaining just because of how steamy every turn of a page was, but what I loved about this book was the fact that there is actually a plot going on, not just them on a bouncing bunny frenzy during their weekend of debauchery. 

And guess what happened at the end? A CLIFFHANGER. 

Cliffhangers are obviously going to be the death of me. It may have been a short read, but I could feel how intense it was, from the sexual tension going on, to the backstage drama in each of their lives. 

Any contemporary romance lover would instantly fall in love with this book... because I know I DID. 

****

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23 December 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Drowning in Rapture by Megan D. Martin

Drowning in Rapture (Rapture #1)
by Megan D. Martin
Self Published on January 28th, 2014
Genre: New AdultContemporary, Erotica, BDSM
Format: eBook (131 pages)
Source: Purchased
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I didn’t plan to become a stripper who performs live sex shows.
But that’s what happened. It’s what I do, and I’m good at it.

I was going to go on and do something with my life. I was going to be something more than just a piece of ass.
But that’s not how it worked it out.

Men don’t control me. Not anymore. Not until my best friend left and he came into my life.

I don’t want to lose myself and drown in another man. But I’m afraid it’s already too late.

**This book is intended for mature audiences only due to graphic depictions of sex and bad language.


I shouldn't have taken this book so lightly when I read the blurb, although I knew this was going to be good because it's a Megan D. Martin book... But hear me when I say I had no idea this book would render me SPEECHLESS. (Well not really, because I was going all "Oh.My.God" the whole time, so technically, I could still utter at least three words... not entirely speechless then)

This book is nothing close to any feel good contemporary romance you've ever read. Everything in this is just extremely explosive and unbelievable, your mouth would be gaping wide open as you read. 

Jewel is a stripper... and not just any stripper. She's the star of the strip club, alongside with her gay bestfriend who performs as Poseidon, and together, they're a tandem. And not only does she strip for a living, she also performs live sex shows with him at VIP parties. But when her gay best friend decides to move away with his boyfriend, she's left alone with no more performance partner... until she finds out that someone's decided to fill in Poseidon's shoes... THE RIPPER.

She's never met him, ever. But this guy knows her real name, and makes her feel all hot and bothered, for someone who's been dancing naked and having sex for a long time. The Ripper a.k.a. Cole is a total enigma. 

The chemistry between Jewel and Cole is just purely insane -- a grenade ready to blow. And damn, this book got me turning page after page, like what I've expected from a Megan D. Martin novel -- from their first performance, up to the next. 

The only thing that threw me off a bit was Cole's backstory, but going into further detail about him would cause a major spoiler. But instantly my reaction had been: "HOLEE-SHIT!!! WHAT THE F*CK WAS THAT?!"

Another insane thing is that this book ends with a cliffhanger... well of course it did, haven't I learned anything from reading other Megan D. Martin's books? She still shocks me, every. Single. Time. I'm not even going to lie, this book was all kinds of crazy... AND I LOVE IT. 

I'm really beyond stoked to read the next book now, because cliffhangers drive me crazy. 

BOOK REVIEW: Looking For Trouble by Victoria Dahl

Looking For Trouble (Jackson: Girl's Night Out #1)
by Victoria Dahl
Published by Harlequin HQN on July 29th, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook (384 pages)
Source: Purchased
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A good reason to be bad...

Librarian Sophie Heyer has walked the straight and narrow her entire life to avoid paying for her mother's mistakes. But in tiny Jackson Hole, Wyoming, juicy gossip just doesn't go away, so the last thing she needs is for history to repeat itself. Falling hard for the sexiest biker who's ever rode into town would undo everything she's worked for. And to add insult to injury, the sexy stranger is none other than Alex Bishop--the son of the man her mother abandoned Sophie's family for. He may be temptation on wheels, but Sophie's not looking for trouble!

Maybe Sophie's buttoned-up facade fools some, but Alex knows a naughty smile when he sees one. Despite their parents' checkered pasts, he's willing to take some risks to find out the truth about the town librarian. He figures a little fling might be just the ticket to get his mind off of family drama. But what he finds underneath Sophie's prim demeanor might change his world in ways he never expected. 


I've had this on my TBR for a while now and I've finally had the chance to read it. This is the first book to the spin-off of the Jackson Hole series, and if you've read [Jackson Hole] you'll definitely want to get started on this spin-off. Victoria Dahl once again kills it with an amazing mix of eroticism and insane drama in one book. 

What would you do when you find out that your father who ran away with his mistress twenty five years ago --  who you once thought was probably now having a good time perhaps with a new life and a family -- was recently found, skeletal remains and all? Alex Bishop had already given up on his family life sixteen years ago and left because he couldn't handle the family scandal his father had caused. But when his brother contacts him to return home for a memorial for his late cheating father, whether he liked it or not, he had no choice but to return even for just a while to his deranged mother.

And what would you do when you look exactly like the woman the town knows to have left her husband and young children to run away with a married man. Sophie Heyer has lived with this insanity for as long as she can remember, and Rose Bishop hates every bit of her just for looking like her mother and labels her as "a whore just like her momma". Sophie has lived with a good girl persona all her life just to prove she's nothing like the woman who left them behind, but when she meets Alex Bishop, all tattoos and bad boy image full of adrenaline, she can't resist him. 

Everything about this book is just insanely good, from the story line to the characters. Alex Bishop is definitely the dream bad boy; he's a biker, he's got awesome tattoos and that mischievous grin. Meanwhile, Sophie may have been a good girl, but you know what they say about good girls -- they're just bad girls that haven't got caught yet. The good girl image is literally just a farce, because she adores the adrenaline and things that make her feel wild and free. Their chemistry is just so unbelievably sexy, I could honestly feel sizzles. 

Another thing I absolutely love about this book, and what drove me crazy is the whole affair going on between the two families. They've become the town gossip, especially with Rose Bishop going all crazy on the Heyer family. And as much as I was absolutely frustrated with Alex's mother, her character was pretty much realistic for an old woman with mental problems. I love how the author touched on other aspects such as family and loyalty, and didn't just focus on the budding steamy relationship between Alex and Sophie. 

As much as I loved the whole story plot and the characters... I didn't like the ending. It felt quite abrupt and it seemed as if I missed a chunk of the story, with immediate reconcilations between characters and such. It was as if there wasn't enough closure. 

But nonetheless, everything else is a double thumbs up for me. Victoria Dahl's writings are still favorites, and will continue to be. If you're looking for a quick read with the perfect balance of romance and drama, this book is absolutely perfect for you. 

21 December 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Seducing the Princess by Jen McLaughlin

Seducing the Princess (Shillings Agency #3)
by Jen McLaughlinDiane Alberts (Goodreads)
Published by Entangled: Brazen on December 15th, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Format: eARC (214 pages)
Source: Publisher
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He'll give her exactly what she needs…

Protecting a princess is not what former marine Gordon Waybrook signed up for when he joined the Shillings Agency. But instead of the spoiled, regal little creature he expects, Isabelle VanGuard is a fiery, sexy-as hell woman who's been denied what she needs for too long. And he's just the man to break through her frozen public facade and give it to her.

When she's with Gordon, all Isabelle can think about is pleasure. Their blistering chemistry is immediate and intense, but volatile. In fact, the only thing they agree on is that their one night together is just that—one night. Even after it becomes more. But tempers and temptation can't disguise reality. Isabelle is a princess, and a hot, hard, and tattooed bodyguard isn't the Prince Charming her country expects…even if he's exactly what she needs.



THIS. BOOK. IS. THE. BOMB. DOT. COM.

Out of all the Shilling Agencies books, this is my absolute favorite. FOR REAL. 

A foreign princess, all regal on the outside but a dirty slut deep inside, getting all down and dirty with her oh so sexy bodyguard? Don't mind if I do. I'm a serious sucker for any good girls-bad boys pairing, and this plot line just grabbed me. 

Let's talk about Isabelle Vanguard -- she's a foreign princess brought to the US under the protection of the Shillings Agency to meet her fiancee prince for the first time for an arranged marriage. A young woman as she is, and a royal for that matter, she can't argue with that. A princess does what a princess has to do... and that is to do anything for the sake of the country. And of course, that comes with the saying... "Princesses don't..."fill in the blank". But the moment her eyes met with a handsome stranger at a coffee shop, with a little bit of flirting here and there, she can't forget about him.

"Princesses don't flirt with strange men, and they definitely don't do it without proper introduction."

Imagine her surprise when she finds out the handsome stranger turns out to be her bodyguard...Well, damn.

Isabelle shook her head, unable to believe this hunk of a guy had been assigned to her. Her guards were usually old, overweight, and balding. Not... delicious. "You're actually my guard?"

"Yep." He cocked his head. "Is that a problem?"

Yes, it was. "No. Of course not."

Also, imagine her surprise when she realizes he's the type of guy who won't take off his coat to throw over a puddle for her to cross just because she's a princess. And that's got her intrigued.

"You do realize I'm actually a princess, right? In my country, the people treat me with respect and kindness. They don't push me."

"Then walk faster. Because in my country?" He opened the bathroom door for her, glancing around to make sure it was empty. "We give respect when it's earned. Not because it' s a right. Now go pee quickly... Princess."

Sexy bodyguard Gordon Waybrook is a man of hot muscle and pure deliciousness... and he's also a cocky SOB, with an uptop teasing sense of humor. He's infuriating, in a good way and person of pure loyalty.

"Then you're f*cking mine," he said. "You have been since you sat next to me in that coffee shop."

Every turn of a page in this book exhudes sizzles from how hot the sexual tension between them is. And by god, Jen McLaughlin is an author who can make an innocent strip scene seem so very sexy, I might as well need lots of cold water. Lots and lots of steamy scenes! Just what I expected from a Brazen Imprint.

I adored the chemistry build up between Belle and Gordon, the absolute love-hate relationship. And it doesn't matter if this book is a real quick read -- the speed is just right and absolutely perfect. The beginning, the middle and the end. A total win.And of course, I'm not just talking about the sexual tension. The drama just slips in perfectly, without being over the top. 

This book has earned its rightful spot on my favorites shelf. A highly recommended read. Fun, flirty, and absolutely steamy sexy. Can be read as a stand alone, but of course, it would be better to have read the first two books of the Shilling Agency series. 

17 December 2014

BOOK TOUR: Icy Pretty Love by L.A. Rose [Excerpt + Review + Giveaway]


Icy Pretty Love
by L.A. Rose
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Date Published: November 15th, 2014
Format Acquired: ARC from Author
My Rating:

Glass-doll beauty. A shy, proper smile. Georgette Montgomery is the perfect billionaire’s fiancé.

Or she would be, if she existed.

A dark past. A smile that hides everything. At nineteen, Rae Grove escapes her disaster life by pretending to be other people—specifically, whoever the man paying her that night wants her to be.

Until she’s offered enough money for a one-way ticket to a better life. All she has to do is fly to Paris and pretend to be the fiancé of young business tycoon Cohen Ashworth for one month. Within an hour of meeting Cohen, Rae knows three things about him:

1. He hates everyone and everything.

2. He has abundant wit and a knife-sharp tongue.

3. He uses 2 to make everyone aware of 1.

Before long, Rae’s determined to crack open his unbreakable shell. Cohen’s determined to stay unbroken. 

But no one escapes unscathed when two opposite worlds collide.



“So you want me to change.” His jaw is taut.


“You need to change, or you’re not going to get what you want,” I say. He needs to hear it. “And you’re going to be miserable your whole life—”

“I don’t know how to change!” he says loudly.

I stop, half-expecting the divider separating us from the driver to roll down, but it doesn’t. We’re still alone in the backseat. I should be afraid, should be recoiling the way 
I do whenever a man raises his voice to me. But when I reach for the fear, I don’t find it. All I find is…pity?

“I know what I am. What I’m like.” His voice cracks, just slightly, but he masters it. “If I 
could be different, I would. Do you understand that? I’m not like you. I can’t slip on someone else’s persona like changing my clothes.”

That stupid twinge of pity turns into a full-fledged needle. I’m very familiar with that shadow in his voice, because it’s been in my heart for years. Self-loathing. At least I can escape myself by being other people. He doesn’t even have that luxury.

Stop it, Rae. Don’t you dare feel sorry for him. He has everything you’ve ever wanted, remember?

“That’s bullshit,” I say bluntly. “You can change. Anyone can change.”

“Show me.”

“What?”

He turns his full gaze directly on me, and I lose myself for a brief second in those ice eyes. “Show me how to be someone else. You do it so easily. You’re getting paid enough, I might as well get some use out of you.”

“You mean like…give you niceness lessons?”

He grimaces. “I’d rather we didn’t call it that.”

“Well…” I hesitate.

“Please,” he says emotionlessly. And if I had to bet on it, I’d say it was damn near the first time that word had passed through those perfect lips.


I'd have to say, prior to reading this book, the title and blurb had been quite misleading, but despite that, I wasn't at all disappointed at how the story flowed throughout. 

L.A. Rose has released another hilariously adorable romance and puts together two characters of equally different personalities together into an adorably romantic Paris love affair. 

In need of a large amount of money to start over with her life, callgirl Rae Grove accepts a rich man's request to be the fiance of a young businessman. What she didn't expect was a jerk in the form of Cohen Ashworth. She thinks he hates her, and the feeling is somewhat mutual, but when Rae starts to tolerate his distasteful personality, he deems that she provides "How to Be Nice" lessons during her one month stay.  

Free lodging in a billionaire suite, free designer clothes, a hefty amount of money as payment at the end of the month and getting to be the classy Georgette Montgomery, seems like a really pleasant deal. With Rae's happy go lucky personality, and her ability to tolerate the clashes between her and Cohen's personality, nothing else could go wrong in a single month that she can't handle, right?

Nice isn't in Cohen's vocabulary. In fact, he's nothing close to nice and is incredibly rude when pissed off, especially when a girl suddenly pops out of nowhere claiming she was hired by his father to be his fiance for a month, for the sake of an image makeover. He comes off as a total jerk with a dislike for people (like any other introvert), although in only certain scenarios, but his outbursts are quite uncalled for. It's a turn off for a male character to be very overbearing, incredibly rude and a total pessimist, but upon finding out the real reason behind his actions made me feel for his character very much because of the heartbreaking backstory. And the fact that he's the one with the most character development in the story makes me want to orchestrate a slow clap for him. 

As a reader of L.A. Rose's books, I've noticed a similar pattern to the author's heroines. They're not entirely similar, but I can imagine them to easily befriend each other. Her females are all perky, carefree and absolutely nonchalant towards life, which is how Rae Grove is. I've enjoyed all the female leads by the author, and so far, they're the type of characters I'd so want to be friends with. 

Don't let me even get started on the humor of this read, because L.A. Rose is queen of sassy and witty. She writes hilarious quotes and comebacks that I never often think of when conversing. I adored every bit of the dialogues in the book, the hilarious banter between Rae and Cohen, which leads me to their love-hate relationship. Looking at it in another angle, Rae appears as a hyperactive puppy, while Cohen's a prissy unamused cat, but they end up keeping the whole relationship civil and mutual. 

The only downside to this read was Rae's back story, which appeared to be quite vague and unclear about the exact scenarios that had happened, in comparision too the way Cohen's was described. I felt his was more elaborate, meanwhile, Rae's appeared lacking. 

Overall, I still enjoyed the whole read. L.A. Rose has definitely become one of my New Adult favorites, and every time, her books never fail to crack me up. 






L.A. ROSE

L.A. Rose recently made it out of college alive and with an English degree. She's a habitual beach bum, a cuteness aficionado, and a not-quite-recovered romance addict. She's a big believer in laughter as medicine and steaminess as...more medicine. You can never have enough medicine. Icy Pretty Love is her third New Adult standalone.

The TAYTAY Book Tag


So, I was tagged by my awesome buddy, Tika from Fangirl Confessions to participate in this Taylor Swift tag (Or I forced her to tag me, who knows.) And to commemorate this wonderful person's 25th birthday a few days ago (December 13, 1989). I'm really going to have so much fun doing this tag, because A, it's Taylor Swift related... and B, It's TAYLOR SWIFT RELATED!!!


Okay, here goes:

WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER

Pick a book or series you were pretty sure you were in love with, but then wanted to break up with.

      

by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast.

These are the first four books of the series, and there are 12 of them, so I won't be adding all of them here. The covers are gorgeous, I'll give it that. Started great too, vampyres (spelt like that in the book) and witches and fledglings and face tattoos (Yes, it's a thing, lol) then it went crashing down after the fifth book... or so it did, for me. 

RED

Pick a book with a red cover.


Love & Misadventure
by Lang Leav

FAVORITE. Who doesn't love Lang's poetry?

THE BEST DAY

Pick a book that makes you feel nostalgic


The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger

ALL TIME FAVORITE. Read it in high school. Loved it since then. Need I say more?

I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE

Pick a bad character you couldn't help but love.


President Snow
by Suzanne Collins

Okay, first of all... He's Donald Sutherland. A LEGEND... And he looks like Santa... And he's got the coolest voice for a grandpa.  (Okay, so I'm basing him on the big screen) But either way, he's still a really awesome dictator. He's evil, he's diabolical... I honestly love the way he thinks. 

INNOCENT

Pick a book someone ruined the ending for.


Unethical
by Jennifer Blackwood

The plot turned out okay, but the ending was all a total downfall. 

EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED

Pick a character from a book who goes through extensive character development.

   

I couldn't choose between Josh Brewster from FLAW by Ryan Ringbloom and Cohen Ashworth from ICY PRETTY LOVE by L.A. Rose. 

Josh is a spoiled brat, meanwhile, Cohen comes off as a total rich jerk. They do seem to come from different sides, so I'm choosing both since they went through an awesome transformation that each of them a slow clap. 

YOU BELONG WITH ME

Pick your most anticipated book release. 


Filthy 5
by Megan D. Martin

THIS. SERIAL. IS. KILLING. ME. (Serial Killer, lol)

But damn, this serial is just soooo addicting, I can't wait for the next release!!!

FOREVER AND ALWAYS

Pick your favorite book couple.


Fiancee for Hire 
by Tawna Fenske

Kelli and Mac is a couple I absolutely love. Total opposites. They're literally magnets, and their chemistry is over the top! And this is one of my favorites too.
Recommended read! 

TEARDROPS ON MY GUITAR

Pick a book that made you cry a lot. 


Catch of the Day
by Kristan Higgins

This book hit a nerve. It's actually supposed to be a feel good read, but I couldn't help it. I bawled my eyes out, I'm not going to spoil why. Teehee. 

SHAKE IT OFF

Pick a book that you love so much, you just shake off the haters.


Lullaby 
by Chuck Palahniuk

This man is pure genius. His satirical work is so extreme it can mess up your head too much... AND I LOVE IT! He's definitely one of my favorite authors, and this was the first book I've read by him. 
People talk about Palahniuk as a crappy writer, but I'd say he's put that madness in the right form of art. 

BLANK SPACE

Pick the most over-hyped book or series that didn't work for you at all.


Confessions of a Shopaholic series
by Sophie Kinsella

This was definitely not my cup of tea. Everyone was reading it, checking it out, I couldn't even get myself to pick it up in stores. 

INVISIBLE

Pick the most under-hyped book or series that you think deserves the spotlight.


Entangle 
by Veronica Larsen

This book was self published and recently released by the author, and I LOVED IT! Definitely listed as a favorite. And since it's by an indie author, this book hasn't gotten under the spotlight much, but I promise, once you pick this book up, you'll never be able to put it down like I did. 

THE STORY OF US

Pick a couple you think should end up together. 


Entangle
by Veronica Larsen

Not the main characters, obviously, but the heroine's sister, Emily, and her (heroine) blind date, Jacob, would do so well together. Although I'm not sure if that's what the author has in mind, since Emily's book is up next in the series. 

LOVE STORY

Pick a forbidden love in a book or series.


Seducing The Princess
by Jen McLaughlin

Her Royal Highness and her trust bodyguard? SOLD. 
Adored this book so much, it's officially awesome. 

It's not as much as dramatic, but it did give me the heart clenches a wee bit. 

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So there you have it, my complete list of the TAYTAY book tag!

My tagged people are:

Mallory | Mallory Books


Until the next book tag!