Sunday, 3 May 2015

The Mistake by Elle Kennedy - Review

He’s a player in more ways than one… 

College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

Now he’s going to need to up his game…

After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.

OMG! I loved this book. I was nervous about going into it due to what we knew about Logan and his feelings in the first book, but it was dealt with extremely well.

So, Logan believes he is the worst friend in the world. He has 'feelings' for his best friends girlfriend, Hannah. Or so he thinks. Logan's been spending the past few months by being a manwhore and drinking himself silly, to help him deal with his 'guilt'. One night he goes to a party in his friend's dorm and knocks on the his dorm door. And Grace answers.

Expecting a quiet action-movie night, Grace is dressed ready to chill out. However, opening her dorm room door to the John Logan is a surprise for Grace. Obviously getting the wrong dorm, but leaving his phone and car at home, Logan is left stranded in this Freshman's dorm. Using her phone to call a cab - and not able to get through - Grace invites him to hang out and watch some movies with her. But, what starts as a casual hang-out, soon turns into a hook-up. A hook-up which leads Logan to slam out the room within minutes, and leaves Grace unsatisfied.  

Knowing that Grace was left unsatisfied, Logan sets out to rectify that. And what starts as casual, is soon anything but. Grace decides to give her virginity to Logan, and he doesn't take it well. Still believing he has feelings for Hannah, he comes clean to Grace and she promptly throws him out. 

Hannah soon gives Logan a talking to, showing him how he isn't jealous of Garrett having Hannah, but is in fact jealous that Garrett is in a loving relationship.  Knowing what a big mistake he made with Grace, he tries to get in touch with her and rectify the situation - too late. Grace has gone to Paris for three months to stay with her mum.

After a Summer of Grace avoiding his calls, and knowing he made a big mistake, as soon as Logan sees Grace he plans to win her back.

I loved this book it was amazing. Grace was simply adorable. Her nervous ramblings was endearing and cute. She was so sweet. And she wasn't going to roll-over for Logan. She made him earn back her forgiveness - I loved her list of 6. The poem was hilarious. His photo on the red chaise. And the message by the Bruins player. It was kick-ass. Grace wasn't a pushover, and I loved this about it.

Logan was simply delicious. He had me breaking out in shivers and goosebumps - his completion of Grace's list was awesome and had me panting, wanting my own John Logan. I loved him. I felt so sorry for him - not being able to go Pro due to familial problems and his sense of duty and loyalty was awe-inspiring. He was amazing.

I admit to falling in love with Dean in this book - I cannot wait for his book. And did I suspect a little hate-love relationship going on with him and Sabrina? Please say yes. I think that would be kick-ass amazing!

I do need to say though that although I loved this book, and Logan - Garrett and Hannah will always be my fave! Garrett stole my heart, and I don't think I'm ever getting it back. Ever. Garrett is my No.1 Book Boyfriend of all time. Seriously.

Guys, you need to read this one - read both of them. This is an awesome sequel to the series and I cannot wait for the rest. You are one kick-ass author Elle Kennedy, I commend you.


Friday, 1 May 2015

Double Dare by R.L. Mathewson - Review

Marybeth still couldn’t believe that she’d survived this long with a
friend like Darrin, but somehow she’d managed to beat the odds and not give in to temptation and smother him with a pillow while he slept.

Of course some days were more difficult than others…

For twenty years he’s been biding his time, waiting for the right moment to make his move and now that it was here…
He couldn’t seem to stop screwing up.

Author’s Note:

Every NFH novel is written so that it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone book with the exception of this one. When I started writing Double Dare it wasn’t meant to coincide with The Game Plan, but it does. So, if you haven’t read The Game Plan, you may want to wait until after you do so that you can fully enjoy this book.

It comes as no surprise that I adored this book. I love the Neighbour From Hell series, and I want, no that's not right, I need, my own Bradford. Pretty please can I have one? Maybe there's a Noah or Jack Bradford out there waiting for me to move next door, so he can terrorise me. Sigh. A girl can dream, right?

I loved Darrin in this book. He was just the most awesome, sweetest guy I have ever met. I love him. He was just simply adorable. His unwavering love for Mary-Beth was just awe-inspiring and so incredibly sweet. One day I hope to have a best friend like Darrin. (However, saying that, Trevor will always be my favourite Bradford. Shh.. Don't tell him that though, it'll go to his head.)

I felt so incredibly sorry for Mary-Beth in this book. Going through what she must have, knowing that she couldn't have birth her own children was simply heartbreaking. The worst part - trying to give up her soulmate, her one true love, because he can't wait to start a family and have kids, and she can't have them. I almost cried, it was so sad. And when she thought she was being sneaky with her birth control injection, Darrin's reaction when he told her he knew was hilarious. Although he might have thought it was for one thing, i.e. protection, and didn't mind using condoms so that Mary-Beth didn't have to get so upset about the injection was incredibly sweet.

This book was an awesome, kickass book to add to the Neighbour From Hell Series. I seriously cannot wait to read more about the Bradford's.