Fallen..

AUTHOR: Karin Slaughter

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SYNOPSIS:

There’s no police training stronger than a cop’s instinct. Faith Mitchell’s mother isn’t answering her phone. Her front door is open. There’s a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother’s house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn’t see is her mother. . . .

“You know what we’re here for. Hand it over, and we’ll let her go.”

When the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many questions, not enough answers. To find her mother, she’ll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and they’ll both need the help of trauma doctor Sara Linton. But Faith isn’t just a cop anymore—she’s a witness. She’s also a suspect.

The thin blue line hides police corruption, bribery, even murder. Faith will have to go up against the people she respects the most in order to find her mother and bring the truth to light—or bury it forever.

Karin Slaughter’s most exhilarating novel yet is a thrilling journey through the heart and soul, where the personal and the criminal collide, and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy reputations and ruin lives. It is the work of a master of the thriller at the top of her game, and a whirlwind of unrelenting suspense.

REVIEW: This book is just action packed from the very beginning. Full of secrets waiting to be discovered, suppressed passion, murder, gangs, gun fights, love and terror. It is captivating and i could not keep away from it from the moment i read the first page until the very last.. Karin Slaughter is an amazing writer, makes you enjoy and experience the experiences along with the characters, and on that note the characters are not wildly perfect, they are damaged yet you can see a light with in them. I just loved reading this book and would suggest that you read it. 🙂

The Most anticipated book of 2013…

Women around the world are waiting impatiently and anxiously waiting for this particular book.. Having read the first 2 which ended in so much drama and so many questions in the air i can say that this is the most anticipated book of the next year.

The book I am talking about is “Entwined with you”  by Sylvia day.. The 3rd and possibly last book in the Crossfire trilogy. I say possibly last because when the author was asked if this will be the last book she stated:

“Well… as I’m still writing Entwined with You I can’t say for sure. Crossfire is supposed to be a trilogy and if everything works out, it still will be. But Gideon has a lot to work through, and after all he and Eva have endured to reach their happy ending I don’t want to rush it. So if it’s best, I’ll write a fourth installment. But I won’t unnecessarily drag the story out beyond its natural end”

Like i said, this book is a 3rd one in this series.All of the books in this trilogy are a steamy read that will have you furiously flipping pages.? ? Glamour ?I can’t wait to see what happens next to Gideon and Eva.? ? The Book Reading Gals ?When it comes to brewing up scorchingly hot sexual chemistry, Day has few literary rivals.? ? Booklist ?

. The first book called ” Bared to you” was amazing.

Synopsis: He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.The bonds of his love transformed me, even as i prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart…

The second book is ” Reflected in you”.. was even more so addictive

Synopsis: Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction?my every desire?mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We?d never work. It was too hard, too painful?except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession?

And the most awaited of all is “Entwined with you” which promises to be a riveting read.

Here is a snippet from the book :

Disclaimer: May be edited or deleted prior to publication…

“What the hell was I supposed to do, Eva? I didn’t know you were out there.” Gideon’s voice deepened, roughened. “If I’d known, I would’ve hunted you down. I wouldn’t have waited a second to find you. But I didn’t know, and I settled for less. So did you. We both wasted ourselves on the wrong people.”

(from a conversation about past relationships)

Doesnt that just make you wish you could find out whats next in the journey of Gideon and Eva.. :-/

The release day for this book is May 2013

 

Reflected In You…

AUTHOR: Sylvia Day

SYNOPSIS:

Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction… my every desire… mine.

My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful… except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession…

REVIEW:

I am one of those people who jumped into the wagon of “Fifty Shades Of Grey”( i actually read the whole trilogy) and i loved it completely, so when i saw this book being promoted out to lovers of “Fifty Shades” i was a bit skeptical because i thought no book could possibly compare and the ones that tried where all about sex and no story line, then i read the first one ( this is a trilogy “crossfire trilogy”) Bared to you and i was captivated, entranced, captured by it to the point of no understanding and when i finished it i started on this one straight away and ooh my goodness gracious i was caught by the throat strangled by the love of this book.

The emotional rawness between Gideon and Eva struck a chord with me. The need to know how these star-crossed lovers would get to their happy ever after was as visceral as breathing.

Reflected In You begins where Bared To You ended and it quickly drew me in to the lives and love of Gideon and Eva. Gideon is still master of his world and Eva is included in that. He is still gorgeous, his sexual prowess are still off-the-chart intense, he is still emotionally twisted but he also tries very hard to make the love work between him and Eva. Eva is aware of her strengths and flaws, she wants to do things in her own way and this clashes with Gideon’s need to control. Her insecurities play a big part in this story and will be recognizable for many readers. She is vibrant, fun but also just as emotionally twisted as Gideon.

All these insecurities were magnified by the feelings Gideon and Eva were battling with. Because their love is as dark as it is intense as it is passionate and it is imbued with a raw hunger that is undeniable. I can’t even begin to phantom how Sylvia Day found the words to relay the depth and intensity of the romance to the reader, the fact is, she did! The effect of her writing skill made me get that feeling if Gideon and Eva can work through their issues it will be an everlasting love. Or if they don’t, it will be a catastrophe of the heart and soul, devastating two people. To match the emotions there is the physical fire between this couple. The stamina of Gideon and Eva is mind-boggling but scorching to read! All they feel is poured in to the moments when they have wild ‘I can’t get enough of you’ sex. The steam almost rose from the pages, either that or my glasses fogged over! The eroticism, Sylvia Day imbues in to Reflected In You matches the rawness of the love between Gideon and Eva. It is an addictive combination I couldn’t get enough of.

The romance also contained almost insurmountable problems for the main pair to overcome. The words “trust me” and “wait” frustrated me as much as it did Eva. Trust is very hard for Eva and her reactions to what she witnesses is easy to understand. The actions of Gideon cause for major suspicion and riddle the plot with many questions. The plot development is tautly written but gave very little information up to a point I was a very frustrated reader. It was the kind of frustration where I wanted to get to know how it all connected, which wasn’t bad, but the need to know why and how drove me insane at some points. The first person narration contributed to that as well. I loved seeing it all from Eva’s point of view and through lots of dialogues I got a connection with Gideon as well. But Gideon was keeping secrets, many secrets. And it took a long while for me to understand him. I will say that the effect from the plot is definitely in the tail and the impact it had was one sweet ride and connected everything for me. The romance, the angst, the individual actions, it suddenly all made sense to me and I felt a new degree of investment for the cast of characters in the Crossfire trilogy.

Gideon and Eva is whom it all revolves around but there is an equally well-defined supporting cast. Cary, who is also twisted up inside, is one I adore. His humor and friendship with Eva enriches the story in a unique way. Mark, Steven and Shawna add depth to Eva’s work and social life. Victor, Monica and Stanton are family for Eva to fall back on and the love between them is evident. They are all engaging characters the reader gets to care about.

There is nothing in, Reflected In You, that was less than stellar. It takes a gifted author whom portrays flawed by fantastic characters and a gripping storyline for me to read the entire book in one sitting. I just couldn’t let go of Gideon and Eva, they resonated with me, up to a point where I ignored the outside world in favor of the story told.

Reflected In You feels like a written vortex where the characters suck you in with their romantic ups and downs and will not let you go until the last page. The emotional and sexual hunger Gideon and Eva have for each other borders on an addiction but it is just as addictive to read!! May 2013 can’t come soon enough! I feel lost with out knowing when their happily ever after will come. But if you haven’t read it yet, you definitely need to go and grab yourself a copy right this second and get to reading! 😀

The Other Woman’s Shoes

AUTHOR: Adele Parks

SYNOPSIS:

Eliza and Martha are sisters. But that’s where the similarity ends. Martha appears to have the perfect life: two lovely children and plenty of money. Eliza lives in a one-bedroom flat with her musician boyfriend Greg. When Eliza ditches Greg and turns up on her sister’s doorstep, she expects to be swallowed into the sanctuary of Martha’s warm loving home. But Martha’s husband has just announced he’s leaving. For good. Proving to both women that a wedding ring isn’t a life raft. Then Martha meets Jack, who is everything she’s never wanted, whilst Eliza is dating dozens of men in hope of finding the perfect husband. Suddenly the sisters are faced with the same challenge- is there such as thing as the perfect love? or the perfect life?

REVIEW:

Great holiday read or in general an everyday book- i got through mine sooo fast because i couldn’t put it down! This is a great book, easy to read and enjoyable, without being too heavy on the intimate details.

This is definitely a chic lit, awesome for those nights when you just want to cozy up with a good book. Happy reading everyone! 🙂

Guilty Pleasures

AUTHOR: Tasmina Perry

 

SYNOPSIS:

Sex, glamour and intrigue merge in the sensational new blockbuster from the bestselling author of Daddy’s Girls In the ultra-chic world of the fabulously rich, fashion can have a very high price! Saul Milford, owner of one of England’s oldest and most prestigious luxury goods companies is dead, but who will inherit his estate? For years Saul’s niece Cassandra, editor-in-chief of Rive, the most glamorous fashion magazine of the moment has believed that she would be the sole benefactor. But she’s not the only family member with their eye on the ultimate prize. Roger, Saul’s handsome brother with a demanding wife. Elizabeth the art-dealer with a dark and brooding secret, Tom the playboy nephew, and Emma, the hard–working but unlucky in love niece living and working in Boston. All have their reasons for wanting the company. But one of them will go to any lengths to secure what they believe is rightfully theirs. Once again Tasmina Perry takes us a non-stop tour of the mega-privileged, weaving a gilt-edged tale of lust, glamor and intrigue around the world’s most luxurious locations. It’s what beaches were made for.

REVIEW

Praise for Guilty Pleasures ‘No sunbed is complete without a bona fide bonkbuster and Perry is our new queen of the genre’ In Style Praise for Gold Diggers ‘Hold on to your hats — here comes your summer blockbuster. This is a sumptuously sexy book’ Elle ‘All hail the return of the beach bonkbuster’ Glamor Praise for Daddy’s Girls ‘Daddy’s Girl’s is the hottest holiday accessory this season. Slick, glossy and gloriously bitchy it’s about sibling rivalry and the super-glam Balcon girls — but which one killed Daddy? The bonkbuster is back’ Elle ‘Amid all the romping and camp one-liners, there are tart observations about race, class and family dynamics, too. The perfect beach read’ Marie Claire.

This book is utterly a chic lit, it is perfect for those nights that you just want to relax with a glass of wine in your hand and a fantastic book. So do give it a read.

 

 

Bared To You…

AUTHOR: Sylvia Day

SYNOPSIS

Our journey began in fire… Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness-beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily… Gideon knew . He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds… and desires. The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart… “When it comes to brewing up scorchingly hot sexual chemistry, Day has few literary rivals.”

REVIEW

I absolutely loved this book, i truly could not put it down, the moment i bought it i tore through the wrapping and started reading and didnt put it down since i finished it. The story is set in the background of New York and the characters are very interesting from the very beginning of the book, they make you curious as there are many holes in the story from the start making you have a million questions and conjure up a thousand answers and “what ifs”.

The characters are more than well developed and come with a twinge of wickedness to them. You might not like some of them but they will definitely hold the whole story together. This book is not only intensely hot, it is also very sad and you go through the ups and downs with the characters as you read it.

Do have a look at it and happy super reading! 🙂

Forbidden Desires..

AUTHOR: Marina Anderson

SYNOPSIS

Harriet’s honeymoon takes a surprising turn when her husband invites another couple to join them in this sequel to Dark Secret After her wedding to film director Lewis James, Harriet Radcliffe is dismayed to learn that her husband has invited another couple, his married friends Noella and Edmund, to join them on their honeymoon. It soon emerges that Lewis is planning to make another of his hugely successful cinema verite films, using real life as his material. Knowing that Harriet finds Edmund attractive, he plans to explore her forbidden desires. However, Edmund has designs on Harriet, and Lewis’s plan goes awry as he finds himself competing to regain his bride.

REVIEW

Not all the characters in this book are not as evolved and as growing as i would like it to be. But it is an “OK” read, the main character evolves and changes as the twists and turns of the book give him new feelings he never thought he would have. The scenes are too set up though for my liking and not as spontaneous as i would like.

The book has the statement ” Devoured Fifty Shades? Then lose yourself in Forbidden Desires”.. which i don’t see as a real fit to the book since it is nothing like Fifty Shades Of Grey at all.. But for erotica lovers,this is the book for you.

I doubt i will be reading anything else by Marina Anderson, but like i said, if you are a fan of erotica then this is a good one for you.