Monday, November 30, 2015
I'm going to start this review with a confession or two...I may have cyber stalked the author in regards to this book coming out. Perhaps clicking on her profile and group hundreds of times on any given day. I LOVED Forget (book one in series) and the ending had me begging for more. I would have paid any amount of money to get my hands on the finale of Bright Eyes and Little Wing...and then one cold November morning there it was, just sitting on my kindle, waiting for me to devour it. So I did.
We pick up where we left off and the vulnerability, angst and want are apparent in both parties. Dylan knows that Brooke is keeping something from him ( I figured out what that was in book one and it didn't take anything away from the story) so he plotted his plan..start with friendship and build from that. Not an easy road when you are head over heels in love with someone.
Brooke has a quiet strength to her, some might find her weak but I found her the opposite. She is a care-taker, she puts her people before herself. She wants everyone to be happy and fulfilled, this never was a problem until she met Dylan and realized her own happiness would be the victim.
As for Dylan...I LOVE HIM! He's MINE..DIBS!! That's all..
Read this series, the humor, friendship and love that is always front and center in a N.A. Alcorn book is here and it's waiting for YOU.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
I literally just closed my kindle after reading this book. My mind is a jumbled mess, I am at a loss of words but I just experienced a book.. You know when you are reading a great thriller and it is playing in your head like a movie? That. Just. Happened.
I want to start this stringing of words that I have (also known as a review, hopefully) with YOU. MUST. READ. ALL. BOOKS. IN. ORDER. This book will be a total cluster fuck if you haven't experienced the books in order. Having loved Malevolent and been meh about Evanesce, it all comes to a head in Denouement, all the stories crash into one and it makes everything that happened in Evanesce make sense. I may need to go back and alter my review for that one.
Lives intertwine, memories come back, pasts rise up from the darkness, and all the while taking you the reader on a most fucked up entertaining journey of WHAT. THE. ACTUAL. FUCK? While reading you almost need a playbook of sorts to keep everyone in order. I don't want to say too much...but I will say this. This book is thrilling, brutal, with moments of love/lust, and a story line that you have to actually immerse yourself in to get it all. Reading about it, doesn't capture the full mystery that is the Darkness Series. And that ending? Ms. Brightmore does it again. I think she gets a kick out of torturing us...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
In all honesty this book took me a while to get into. One reason was the POV, I struggle with the third person writing style. I don't seem to connect as quickly. The other reason was the first 20% was quite repetitive. It was she doesn't date baseball players, he has a temper...back and forth. Once these two connected and the story gelled it was much easier to connect with.
I wanted to see Clair and Addison get their happily ever after. The keeping the birth father a secret didn't sit well with me. Knowing how Andres felt about secrets, I felt she should have told him once they got into the love territory. He deserved to know. Kudos to me, I knew who the douche bag was the whole time.
Watching Rage fall in love with Clair and then Addi was a treat. I enjoyed the story. This was my first read by this author, I would read her again.
Being a fan of this series, I was anxiously waiting for this story. Meara and Liam were background through-out the other books. They have loved each other forever, and have lived their love separately. Liam living the rock-star life, while Meara held down the home-front getting ready to takeover her parents pub. Throughout it all though they loved each other, stayed true to that love but distance has a way of rearing it's ugly head in other ways.
Liam has always known the dark side of living. His father doesn't think enough of his own life to live it better. So as a good son, he would often stop by to clean up, check on his health and well being, always knowing in the back of his mind this was no way to live. Knowing and experiencing are two different things. Loving his band, but wanting to start his life with Meara, to have simple things like a bed to sleep in every night are dreams he is wanting to live now.
Meara has always loved Liam. It was written on her soul before she even fully knew what love was. She stayed true, supportive and was his biggest fan...but the insecurities and fears were present, even with the trust she had in her other half...she feared the worst. Living under a spotlight has it's downfalls and Liam lived through a scary episode. Meara was there for him...but if the past was coming back could she be strong enough to see it again? Beautiful once in a lifetime story that I flew through and enjoyed thoroughly. Can't wait for the next story.
Monday, November 23, 2015
I knew nothing about this book when it appeared on my kindle, other than it was written by Ella Fox. SO I dove in. This book is a perfect escape. A lovable male lead, a strong female, a beautiful second chance at a life they never knew could exist. It's a good day when you sit to read a book and by the time you realize you have hit the end you are all smiles. Ms. Fox has a way of writing that grabs you and takes you on a journey that you are always glad you embarked on.
The love that this family has for each other is enough to challenge anyone's preconceived notions of what family means. While the love of a mother shines in two totally different ways, it shines bright none the less. The power of a soul growing inside you can make even the most fucked up person know that what's right needs to be done. Lives change in an instant and love grows with a touch. From evil, emerges love, hope, redemption, family and a chance for a good life for everyone involved. Ronan and Keely were always each other's light in the shit hole they called home, that was enough to forge a bond that years and distance could never sever. Really enjoyed it.