Monday, 17 June 2013

NetGalley Mini Reviews!

Mini reviews~ Sometimes I love a book but I just can't do a full review or I just back log reviews!

I think I'm definitely guilty of overindulging on NetGalley but who can resist such great titles! So this edition is dedicated to recent NetGalley reads :)

Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible-- a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.

I hadn't read the new blurb so I was surprised that Garrick was Bliss's professor. I'm not usually keen on student-teacher relationships but it's a lot different outside of the school environment and with older characters. Garrick and bliss were also amazingly well suited and the age gap really wasn't that big. I loved Bliss' friends, Kelsey and Cade they are so different to each other and her but they complimented each other well. Kelsey was so fun loving and free I enjoyed reading her and how she interacted with Bliss. Cade broke my heart! I knew he'd end up heartbroken so I'm looking forward to Faking It where he takes centre stage. The rest of the class had such different personalities and I loved how they played out with the play and performance. I think Hamlet stole the story though, I loved the circumstances surrounding the cat and how grumpy she was! I can see why this book is so popular, it's well written, the characters well developed and the plot comes across as unique in a new category.
I did enjoy this book, especially the characters and it changed my opinion towards student teacher relationships in a college setting!

When Rory Macintosh’s roommates find out that their studious and shy friend has never been with a guy, they decide that, as an act of kindness they’ll help her lose her virginity by hiring confident, tattooed bad boy Tyler Mann to do the job…unbeknownst to Rory.
Tyler knows he’s not good enough for Rory. She’s smart, doctor smart, while he’s barely scraping by at his EMT program, hoping to pull his younger brothers out of the hell their druggy mother has left them in. But he can’t resist taking up her roommates on an opportunity to get to know her better. There’s something about her honesty that keeps him coming back when he knows he shouldn’t…
Torn between common sense and desire, the two find themselves caught up in a passionate relationship. But when Tyler’s broken family threatens to destroy his future, and hers, Rory will need to decide whether to cut her ties to his risky world or follow her heart, no matter what the cost…

I loved Rory and her innocence mixed with common sense. Rory, Jen and Kylie went so well together despite their different personalities. I think they helped Rory come out of her shell and Rory grounded them.
I loved the dynamic between Rory, her Dad and Sarah. Sarah seemed to know the exact role she needed to take in order to fit in with Rory and her Dad. Rory and her Dad were so similar, it was scary, I liked their Skype calls and how close they remained!
Tyler and his family were my favourite aspect- I loved the individuality of all the brothers. As the eldest brother Riley had moved out due to his mother but I loved his snarky attitude and his interactions with Jen. U was so innocent, I loved how easily he got on with Rory. Easton was the most obviously troubled brother and I was intrigued by his sad quietness and reluctance to eat.
I didn't like the ending, I didn't feel I knew what would happen to Rory and Tyler after the end! It is the first in a series though so I imagine I'll find out!
I liked how this book mixed so many aspects together such as a bet, a troubled family, rich girl/bad boy etc and created a unique story full of surprises, heartache and hope!

Some things are worth waiting for…
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.
Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
And some things are worth fighting for......

What I Loved:
Cameron- Perfect! I really admired his persistence from the start and how he was willing to wait for Avery but refused to let her play with his feelings. I liked that we got to see him with his family and the interactions and secrets between them. Cameron's backstory was surprising and a lot deeper than I was expecting. I also loved a lot of the smaller details, like his pet turtle, breakfast making skills and the little witty text conversations between him and Avery.
Side Cast- I loved Brit and Jason, both of them were really good best friends despite how different they all were and they were so accepting of Avery. I liked how supportive Brit was and how she didn't push Avery to tell her anything she didn't wait to. I loved how flamboyant Jason was. I really liked Ollie, especially how he accepted Avery and made an effort to get Cam and her together. I adored how funny and witty he was, definitely what to see more of him! I also loved Cam's family and their dynamics and secrets. I have a feeling Teresa will be popping up again later in the series...
What I didn't Love as much:
Avery's Mum- Avery's mum was a very selfish and manipulative person. It was clear that she was the driving force behind the way the issue was dealt with and that she viewed Avery as an inconvenience.
Molly- She was kind of a late comer to the book but I really disliked how she treated Avery. I can't say more with out spoiling!
I loved the characters and their unexpected backstories. Already looking forward to the next instalment!

What have you requested lately on NetGalley?
Much Love!


  1. I really love your idea of mini reviews to try and keep up to date with review books! It can be a bit overwhelming sometimes. I really liked Losing It and am equally looking forward to Faking It :)

    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you like it.
      I just finished Faking It and I'm surprised to say I loved it more than Losing It.
      Thanks so much for stopping by!


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