Pretty Little Liars Bk 1

Monday, March 30, 2015

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard is a series of young adult books that's also a tv show on abc family. There are 18 books in the entire series. 

"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead."
-Benjamin Franklin.

The first book is about five best friends: Spencer, Alison, Aria, Emily, and Hannah. Alison is the "it" girl. She's the girl everyone dreams they could be. One night at a sleep over Alison goes missing after an argument with one of her friends. She disappears and her four friends were the last ones to see her before she disappeared. 

A few years pass and the girls are now juniors in high school and Alison still hasn't returned. The girls have gone their separate ways and don't think they will ever be as close as before. When a body is found in Alison's old backyard, the girls think everything is over and they can move on. But something brings them together again. Texts from someone who knows everything Alison knew and more.  

This is the third time I've read this book. First time since watching some of the seasons. I love the series but the books should be more like the series. That's the downfall of this series. It needs to be like the series and everything should match up. But that's just my opinion.

I loved the ending. It adds suspense for the next book. It's definitely a cliff hanging ending.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Wrecked by Priscilla West was a 5 star read for me. Everything about this book was good. It's the first installment of Lorrie and Hunter. The ending is a cliff hanger.

Two years ago Lorrie's mother was murdered by her husband, Lorrie's stepdad. After a downward spiral of depression, Lorrie's father commits suicide. Returning to college after taking three semesters off, Lorrie just wants to get through the semester in one piece. 

Lorrie meets Hunter when he saves her from a near death experience. Hunter is a cage fighter who is just as broken as Lorrie. They forge an unlikely friendship without sharing anything about their pasts. As their friendship grows, they become inseparable and finally begin dating. Can they be together when they both have troubled pasts?

I loved this book. Lorrie and Hunter take their friendship slow. Some people may say it took too long for their relationship to grow, but it is just the right amount of relationship building for me. The suspense of when they were gonna start a relationship kept me on the edge of my seat. Lorrie hid her feelings about Hunter for as long as she could. She even tried denying her feelings for him. But in the end she realizes her true feelings. The characters are likable and well developed.

Wrecked is the perfect title for this book. More than one thing is wrecked and as the story progresses we see the characters' true lives and feelings. Lorrie and Hunter's lives are wrecked until they find each other. Then they help each other grow and come to terms with the reality in their lives.

Recommended for anyone over the age of 16 who loves romance.

Beautiful Surrender

Saturday, March 14, 2015

ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Secret Surrender by Priscilla West is book 3 of 3. The books should be read in order.
Book 1: Forbidden Surrender
Book 2: Secret Surrender
Book 3: Beautiful Surrender

This story begins where Secret Surrender left off. It begins with Kristen attempting to come to terms with who just landed on her doorstep. She is confused about what is happening. The first chapter gives you insight on Kristen's past and what happened with her ex boyfriend Marty. I was happy to see Kristen grew a bit of a backbone in this story. 

This book had the most angst,and suspense then the other two before this. It was perfect for me. This is what makes a book good and enjoyable. It kept me on the edge of my seat. It was a real page turner and one of the best erotica books I've read since Fifty Shades.

Vincent was well developed in this book. He was caring and showed he truly cared about Kristin and his family. We see a side of him we haven't seen yet. The part that got me the most was when he was with his nephew playing. That really made me realize how caring of a person he really is. 

This could have been condensed into one book because of how short the three were altogether. But they were good none the less and I am happy I got the opportunity to read them. 

Recommend for Fifty Shades of Grey lovers and anyone over 16

Secret Surrender

Thursday, March 12, 2015

ARC provided by netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Secret Surrender by Priscilla West is book 2 of 3. The books should be read in order.
Book 1: Forbidden Surrender
Book 2: Secret Surrender
Book 3: Beautiful Surrender

This was a quick read and the characters just keep getting better and better. Vincent is a down to earth billionaire who is willing to keep a relationship with Kristan even though he travels most of the time. Kristan continues to work while Vincent travels but she ends up missing him more than she thought she would. But Vincent is willing to try to make it work and have to travel less so he can be with Kristan.

I love how the information about Kristan's past is spread out and shown sporadically instead of told us all at once. It helps build her character and makes the book a better read. 

Kristan has a past and Vincent has an ex that shows up. The two together can cause a whirlwind of downward spirals, but surprisingly it doesn't. They both know how to handle things like adults.

The ending was a cliffhanger but to me was predictable. I would have changed it differently to Kristan talking to Vincent instead of doing what she did, but then there prolly wouldn't have been a third book.

I love how the book isn't only about their sex life and relationship. It's also about Kristan's everyday life, but is not a boring read. She always has thoughts of Vincent on her mind, whether they are clean or dirty thoughts, they are always there. 

Overall this was a quick, fun, enjoyable read that kept me wanting more. But it could have been in with the first book because it starts right off where the first book left off and goes from there. I give it four stars because nothing is a five star compared to Fifty Shades of Grey.

Recommended for Fifty Shades of Grey lovers and anyone over 16.

Forbidden Surrender

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

** ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** 

Forbidden Surrender by Priscilla West

I loved the characters. Kristen was a strong character who has a mysterious past. I'm curious to find out more about her past in the next book. 

Kristen meets Vincent Sorenson on a business trip to South Africa. Vincent was a potential client and Kristen is nervous about meeting him. As soon as she meets him, she can't get him off her mind.

Vincent Sorenson is a hot billionaire. When he meets Kristen, he doesn't take no for an answer. He pursues her. He doesn't turn into a stalker or force her to go on a date with him. His bad boy persona and hot looks make Kristen want him more than when she first meets him.

This is a wonderful first book and really sets up the setting for their relationship. It brings us into Kristen's world and shows us what her life is like before a serious relationship. It was an easy, short read that I couldn't put down. A serious page turner. There's a lot to learn about Vincent and I can't wait to read the next book. 

I'm glad I was given the opportunity to read this book as it's an addicting read that had me on the edge of my seat from page one.

Recommended for all Fifty Shades of Grey lovers. Recommended to anyone over the age of 16.