Igniting Ash by M. A. Stacie

So, I have very exciting news! I was given the opportunity to have a giveaway for this book 😀 . There is a rafflecopter giveaway under my Giveaway tab! Enter to win 2 ebook copies of Igniting Ash! This book will be released everywhere on 8/4/15, so enter to win a free copy of your own!!

Good Luck,

Fe

Even though it was growing late, the streets were still filled with people. They carried bags and parcels, all preparing for Christmas and celebrations with their families. To Asher it would be just another day. Another argument. Another punch. Another night sitting out in the cold until it was safe to go back inside.

Asher has had a hard life, at 22 he’s finally where he wants to be. He has a place all his own and he feels safe.

Emma has struggled for very different reasons, but now she is happily working at a local shelter for teens. She gets to help kids in trouble and make a difference.

“Asher?” “Yeah?” “Thanks for coming. You were my knight in shining armor today. I’ll never forget what you’ve done for me. Never.” Asher swallowed thickly, emotion threatening to choke him. His heart pounded fiercely as he mustered the strength to say, “Ditto. I don’t forget good deeds either. You were mine.” She smiled widely, her eyes shining brightly. “I was your what?” “My angel, Em. You were my angel.”

When Asher and Emma meet again by coincidence…

Asher must face his past and Emma must fight for their future.

I gave this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. I have to say that my favorite character was probably Emma. I loved her tenacity and her willingness to fight for what she wanted.  At first I was a bit frustrated with Ash and his insecurities (which was a nice change by the way, the woman was the confident one in the relationship), but as he grew throughout the story and opened up more he was even more likeable. Another thing that I liked was that the story started off good and with a bit of mystery (Ash’s background). Especially the fact that once you found out what was going on, though it did slow down for a bit, it picked right back up as you neared the conclusion. I really enjoy the characters created by M. A. Stacie and hope she chooses to continue weaving this particular world by having more books with these characters, because there are definitely some background characters that I need more on!

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Deep (Stage Dive #4) by Kylie Scott 

That I’d dropped the pregnancy test didn’t even occur to me until I stood on it. My heel pressed down, grinding of its own accord. Plastic cracked and splintered, the noise strangely satisfying. I just stamped on it, over and over, trampling the bastard, pounding it into the scuffed wooden floor. God yeah, the good vibes just flowed. The first test soon met the same fate. I didn’t stop until I was panting and only wreckage remained on the floor. That felt so much better. So I’d been knocked up by a rock star. Big deal.

Lizzy’s life is forever changed after she spent the night with rockstar Ben Nicholson.

Her plans are in ruins and she’s got all new responsibilities awaiting her.

The closer he got and the more I saw, the more my body wanted. The way his T-shirt clung to him, dark from perspiration, made me start panting. The salty scent of sweat coming from his body got me sky-high. I’d sincerely love to explore what else he enjoyed doing that involved getting overheated. Hells yes, sign me up for some of that.

Ben’s fighting temptation, in the form of his best friends little sister in law. When warnings aren’t enough and things get taken too far; Ben must decide if he’s really ready to settle down.

Both Ben and Lizzy have to face the consequences of their actions and find a way to be together… Or go their separate ways.

I give this book a 3.8 out of 5 stars. I didn’t like this book as much as I liked Play and Lead. That is probably because I didn’t really care for Ben, every time I would start to like him he would do something to make me seriously dislike him again. Lizzy was likeable but she let Ben slide a bit too much for my liking. I did like that she grew up and stood up for herself more and more as the story progressed though. By the end of the book I liked her a lot more. One thing that I really enjoyed was the friendship between the two (before they messed it up by sleeping together) and their banter was nice as well. There was this point were everything was really crazy after they slept together and I liked watching them try to fix everything even though Ben was mostly acting like an idiot. This can be read as a standalone, but it’s better if it’s read as a part of the series as the other characters from previous books are in here as well.

Read my reviews on the first three books of the series!

Lick

Play

Lead

Lead (Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott

Intimacy fled and awkwardness rushed right in like a tidal wave. I could almost feel his walls slamming back into place. Mine were slower, weaker, damn them. Someone, somewhere along the line, had swapped my titanium for tinfoil leaving me wide open and exposed. It was all his fault. For a moment he’d actually stepped down from his self-imposed pedestal. He’d been real with me, shown me his fears, and I’d just sort of mumbled some vaguely comforting shit.

Jimmy’s on the road to recovery, after he almost destroyed his relationship with his brother and nearly broke up the band.

Lena’s the one who was hired to make sure Jimmy stays on track. But she has her work cut out for her because not exactly the easiest guy to get along with.

He scowled at the wall, avoiding my eyes completely. “I just … I just wanted to say, ah …” “Yes-s-s?” “Well, that um, you were useful.” “I was useful?” My brows rise to dangerous heights, I could feel them. After everything we’d been through today, useful was as good as it got? A shrug. “Yeah, mostly.” “Mostly? I was mostly useful.” Slowly, I shook my head, biting back an incredulous grin. Lucky my sense of self-worth wasn’t dependent on him or it’d be a sad, shriveled wreck hiding out in the corner by now.

With Lena’s issue with man (she’s been screwed over one time too many)

And Jimmy’s issue with relationships in general…

Will they really be able to find love, and make it work?

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. I really liked the relationship between Jimmy and Lena, they can pretty much understand one another without words at all. Lena is really funny in that she is witty and very sarcastic. I really like Jimmy, but I’m not really certain why. He is really annoying at times and kind of bossy but I really like him. Maybe I just like the fact that for all his crazy antics, he’s not actually a bad person. He’s been hurt and mislead by the one person who was supposed to be there for him through everything and has closed himself off to the world. I guess I saw his potential and I know I was really happy when he started to change and grow. Of course all the characters from the other books are in this one as well and though it’s not really a standalone, it can be read like one (but you should totally read the other books too!).

You can find my reviews on the first two books of the series below!

Lick

Play

Perfectly Broken by Prescott Lane

 

“SOME ASSHOLE ASKED me if I wanted to fuck or not!” Dr. Lorraine cried with a hearty laugh, recalling the absurd horror of a long ago first date. “Do you know what I told him?” “You’d fall in love, and I’d fall asleep?” Peyton Mayfield quipped.

Peyton has been broken, she’s recovering but she’s not sure if she’ll ever be the same again.

Reed has lived in the shadow of his father’s dirty past since it was revealed when he was 15.

Two people so alike yet so different, could they possibly save one another?

“So I’d be one of your buffet of women?” “Buffet?” Reed laughed out loud. “Well, that’s what it seems like. Quantity over quality.” “I have my favorites. So it’s not really a buffet.” “More like fast food then? Quick delivery and a fast getaway.” Reed laughed again. “I hope my delivery isn’t too quick!” Peyton rolled her eyes and walked off. “I wouldn’t expect you to be on the buffet,” he called out. She flashed a smile over her shoulder. “Good, because I’m definitely more like five star dining.”

I give this book 4.6 out of 5 stars. I really liked this book in that all the characters were really interesting, even the secondary characters (Like Peyton’s grandma). Peyton had to be the most interesting, and most frustrating of all the characters. She was awesome because she was witty, sweet kind and her humor had a bite to it (her saucy lines made me laugh… a lot); but on the other hand she had issues trusting and she would sabotage her own happiness. I do have to say that out of all the secondary characters Peyton’s therapist Dr. Lorraine was my favorite. She wasn’t in a lot of the book but when she was there she always made me laugh (or she said what I wanted to say to Peyton, sometimes both). This book is a standalone and a definite great read… so check it out 🙂

Week Off!

Hey all!

Life’s been really crazy, so I am taking this week off of the blog to get myself together.

Don’t worry though! I promise that there will be new posts starting next week Sunday 7/19/15! Also if there are ever any books y’all want me to review I’m always up for a new read!

Sorry, about the craziness… but such is life 🙂

Look forward to a new review on next Sunday! (and thanks for understanding that even if I wish I could do nothing but read, life sometimes has other plans -.- )

-Fe

Play (Stage Dive #2) by Kylie Scott

 

There were a few faces amongst the crowd that I recognized; most belonged to people I’d never dare approach. I took a sip of beer to wet my parched throat. Being the odd one out at a party is a unique sort of torture. Given today’s events, I lacked the courage to start a conversation. With my talent for picking who to trust, I’d probably ask the only axe murderer in the room for his sign.

Anne has had the worst day ever. When she gets home from work her roommate has skipped town, leaving an empty apartment ( most of the furniture was here) and Anne to deal with her half of the rent (2 months behind)

Mal has a secret, and this secret requires him to have a girlfriend…

Which is about when I snapped and started screaming. “You want boundaries? How about getting the hell out of my face! How’s that for a boundary, huh? None of this is any of your damn business, you obnoxious dickhead.” He opened his mouth to reply but I charged on regardless. “You don’t know a damn thing about me. And you think you can get in my face and tear my psyche apart for fun? No. Fuck you, buddy. Fuck you hard.”

Anne needs money and Amal needs a fake girlfriend

What will happen when they decide to pursue a mutually beneficial relationship?

What happens when ‘fake’ isn’t good enough?

I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars. I really liked how Anne came into her own as the book went on. In the beginning she was a bit of a pushover, but as the story went on she grew stronger and was able to stand up for herself. I also liked the changes Mal went through, he became a bit more serious and he was able to face his fears. I really liked that this book was a better written than the first, the characters were a bit more relatable without losing that element that made you want to read more. This book like the first in the series can be read as a standalone, but it is better when read as part of the series. I look forward to the rest of the series and learning what happens when the rest of the band meets their match.

To read my review on the first book in the series click the link below

Lick

Lick (Stage Dive #1) by Kylie Scott

I woke up on the bathroom floor. Everything hurt. My mouth felt like garbage and tasted worse. What the hell had happened last night? The last thing I remembered was the countdown to midnight and the thrill of turning twenty- one— legal, at last. I’d been dancing with Lauren and talking to some guy. Then BANG! Tequila.

So being 21 isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Evelyn wakes up in her hotel with a hot guy in her bed and a ring on her finger (Cartier, 5 carats) O.o

Slowly, he swam into focus. He was built and beautiful and strangely familiar. Impossible. I’d never met anyone like him. He looked to be in his mid to late twenties— a man, not a boy. He had long, dark hair falling past his shoulders and sideburns. His eyes were the darkest blue. They couldn’t be real. Frankly, those eyes were overkill. I’d have swooned perfectly fine without them.

Can two strangers from two totally different backgrounds find love and stay together? Or will pressures be too much, causing their shaky foundation to finally crack…

I gave this book a 2.8 out of 5 stars. I have to say that even though there were characters that I liked in this book I didn’t have a favorite. Evelyn was a little too much of a pushover for my taste and David pissed me off a LOT. I did like that they went through some growth through the course of he book and that Evelyn even got a bit of a backbone towards the end. It’s kinda funny that even though the characters got on my nerves I couldn’t stop reading. Something about the book made me just keep reading, so although the book can be frustrating at times it’s still pretty funny and it’s by no means a ‘slow’ read. This is the first in a series but can be read as a standalone as each book in the series is about a different member of the band.