Monday, January 13, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Dark and Stormy by Felicia Starr

Dark And Stormy Tour Banner The sisters of the Sacred Hearts Coven gather every month with one intention, to ignite a flame of passion into one lucky person’s love life. Regina’s work is her driving force. She strives to be the top of her game, but there is a large thorn in her side—Reddick, her apparent nemesis. His confident and somewhat arrogant persona makes her blood boil, but as the saying goes: there is a thin line between love and hate. Will a touch of magic have Regina opening her heart to the unknown? Or will she run from this storm only to be crushed by her greatest fear?     Dark And Stormy Sacred Hearts Coven Book 1 Genre: Paranormal Romance (Extra Steamy!!) 136 Pages Goodreads     Felicia Starr Author Picture
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Author Felicia Starr lives five miles from her favorite Jersey Shore destination with her amazingly supportive family. She loves to spend time creating special memories with her husband and two young boys Everyone expected her first publication to be a cookbook, but her love for writing has surpassed her love for cooking. Felicia graduated magna cum laude from Kean University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a post baccalaureate in elementary education. She is a licensed real estate sales person, a certified yoga instructor, and most importantly, a stay-at-home mom. AUTHOR LINKS Website   |   Facebook   |   Twitter    
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Dark and Stormy was a pleasantly fun read. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Regina and Reddick. I thought there would be more of a paranormal aspect to the book, but the Sacred Hearts Coven was only in the first and last chapter. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed the romance in this book.

Regina and Reddick both work for some sort of sales company. They are both very good at their job, and they compete with each other constantly to get the most sales. Regina is a home body that really has no social life because her job is her life. Reddick, on the other hand, stays out late most nights but somehow is still a work-a-holic like Regina. Reddick and Regina are blind to the fact that they like each other, so the coven puts a little spell on them to push them in the right direction.

This book reminded me of the Wizard of Oz a bit because Regina always wears red shoes, and the witches use a pair of red shoes for their spell. I really enjoyed how fun this book was to read. It is light hearted and I could not put it down! It was very easy to read in one sitting. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good romantic story.

Rating: 4/5

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)Synopsis:
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies.
That's what Sky Davis realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she's never had before.  He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of their first encounter.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. Unable to deny their intense connection, Sky finally caves to his unwavering pursuit.  However, she soon discovers that Holder's erratic and unpredictable behavior comes with a very good explanation.  One that will ultimately test her faith in the hopeless boy she's fallen in love with.   
Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.  

This book was absolutely amazing! It is an emotional roller coaster, and I loved every minute of it. Colleen Hoover's writing had me hooked from the very first sentence. I look forward to reading other books by her in the future.

The main character, Sky, is a 17 year old girl that was adopted at a young age and has been home schooled her whole life. She decides she wants to go to public school for her senior year of high school, so she can experience school in a social setting. Unfortunately, Sky has a scandalous reputation that is all based on rumors spread by bitter boys. Sky is a strong character, though, so she can handle it. But then she meets Holder and her life changes forever.

The character development was amazing. The plot was powerful and emotional. The twists and turns were amazing (and heart wrenching at times). I cannot say enough good things about this book. I definitely did not want it to end.

I'm keeping this review short because I do not want to spoil it for anyone!

Rating: 5/5

Swords are for fighting!