Friday, September 28, 2012

Road Trip: Lora Leigh RAW 2012

So excited, I dare say I am as giddy as a school girl. We are taking a road trip this weekend to attend Lora Leigh's Reader Appreciation Weekend. (site). A weekend where we get to hang and party with some of our favorite authors like Lora Leigh, Sylvia Day, Erin McCarthy, Pamela Palmer, Shayla Black and lots of others. I feel the need to ask Sylvia Day all about the next Crossfire book, I must find out about Gideon and Eva. Oh and since we just hit 600 followers I am thinking when we return there has to be a giveaway to celebrate that, perhaps a signed copy of Bared to You. I can not wait. hope everyone else has a great weekend, I know I am going to.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Review: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

                                                           On Dublin Street
                                                           Samantha Young
                                                          September 1, 2012
                                                                 409 pgs
Four years ago, Jocelyn Butler left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Edinburgh. Burying the grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without any real attachments has worked well for her so far but when Joss moves into a fantastic apartment on Dublin Street, her carefully guarded world is shaken to its core by her new roommate's sexy older brother.

Braden Carmichael is a man who always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Jocelyn in his bed. Knowing how skittish Joss is concerning any kind of relationship, Braden proposes a sexual arrangement that should satisfy the intense attraction between them without it developing into anything 'more'. An intrigued Jocelyn agrees, completely unprepared for the Scotsman and his single-minded determination to strip the stubborn young woman bare... to the very soul.

   This is Samantha Young's debut into adult fiction and what a wonderful debut it is. This book had me from the start. Our heroine, Joss, is messed up. She had some horrible things happen to her in her teen years and the girl is damaged and I loved that. Lately all the books I have been reading have our hero with the tortured past and demons, so this I thought was a pleasant change. Joss keeps her feelings inside and does not want any kind of relationship/friendship with anyone, it just brings pain. In comes one very sweet new roommate and her sexy brother, Braden.(everytime he talked, I kept hearing Kevin McKidd talking, I am a sucker for an accent.) Braden is amazing, witty and he knows he wants Joss. I enjoyed these two banter back and forth, I could feel the chemistry between the two. Joss is stubborn & broken but Braden had a lot of patience and knew Joss was worth all the trouble even if she didn't believe it herself. Watching Joss work on her issues and how Braden was there, just a really great read.  This was a great book and I do hope that Samantha Young continues writing some adult fiction and now I am going to have to go look for some of her young adult novels. 

On GoodReads there is a contest to win a signed copy of the book, it runs until October 8,2012. Go here to enter.
On Dublin Street:                4/5  stars
Cover:                                3/5  stars 
Audience Rating:                  R (language and descriptive sex scenes) 


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Naughty or Nice Giveaway Hop - Win a box of romance books!

nautghy or nice
The Naughty or Nice Giveaway Hop was organized by Nat @ Reading Romances!

We are very excited to be participating in the Naughty or Nice Giveaway Hop! We couldn't choose just one naughty or nice romance novel, so we decided to give away a whole box of them! You can choose any 5 (FIVE) books from the list of romance novels pictured - all are used but in good condition, some are like new! Sorry, this is open to US residents only. 
Enter using the rafflecopter below! Winner will be announced on September 30th and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Good luck and make sure to hop on over to all the other great blogs on the list! 
Unforgiven  - BJ Daniels
Feeling the Heat - Brenda Jackson
Just Breathe - Susan Wiggs
Baby Don't Go - Susan Anderson
Every Breath You Take - Judith McNaught
Witch Eyes - Scott Tracey
Where the Heart Lives - Mara Purl
One Naughty Night - Laurel McKee
The Sweetest Thing - Jill Shalvis
Being Elizabeth - Barbara Taylor Bradford
Star Bright - Catherine Anderson
Someone Like You - Susan Mallery
Blazing Midsummer Nights - Leslie Kelly

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Cover Reveal: OPAL by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

We are super-excited to get to be among the first to show off the cover to OPAL - the newest installment in the fabulous Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. For those of you who follow this blog, you'll know that books one & two of that series, Obsidian & Onyx, respectively, were two of our favorites of the year. If you haven't yet read them, you are missing out on some amazing chemistry and a great story. 
We cannot wait to read this one!

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love. 

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

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USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday's Words & Quippish Quotes: Autumn

In just a few days, it will officially be fall. It is already starting to feel like it here in upstate NY. I love the crispness to the air, the smell of pumpkin pie, and of course, the changing colors to the leaves. I think we only truly appreciate the seasons because they do change. Today's Wednesday's Words & Quippish Quotes is all about fall. Enjoy :)

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” 
― Albert Camus

“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring,                                                                    it was as though a young person died for no reason.” 
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

“My heart is drumming in my chest so hard it aches, but it's the good kind of ache, like the feeling you get on the first real day of autumn, when the air is crisp and the leaves are all flaring at the edges and the wind smells just vaguely of smoke - like the end and the beginning of something all at once.” 
― Lauren Oliver, Delirium
 "Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” 
― Lauren DeStefano, Wither

 “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, as i have seen in one autumnal face.” 
― John Donne

Monday, September 17, 2012

Release Day Blitz, Dual-Review & Giveaway: Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Jennifer L. Armentrout
Paranormal YA
September 18, 2012
Spencer Hill Press
312 pages

It's finally here! The official release day for Jennifer L. Armentrout's
newest YA novel, Cursed!  Not only are we excited to be participating in the release day blitz tour for this awesome book, but it holds a special place in our hearts as our first jacket blurb! I don't SQUEE much, but I think this is definitely a SQUEE-worthy event! To celebrate, we are giving one lucky follower their very own copy! Just fill out the rafflecopter at the end of this post to enter - open internationally as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.

Synopsis (from the publisher):
Dying sucks-- and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.
Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he's a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she's more than interested. 
There's just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. 
Jennifer signed ARCs of Cursed at this year's BEA!
However, she's willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't? But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not have been an accident at all, she's not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.
Laura's Review of Cursed: 
My favorite part of romance novels is the tension and build-up, and Jennifer L. Armentrout writes it like no one else. In my opinion, she is the queen of romantic paranormal YA fiction. 
In a few short months, I have devoured every one of her books, starting with Obsidian and the Covenant series -- and now with Cursed, she has hooked me again. She just loves to frustrate us readers by erecting barriers - whether society rules and taboos, or in this case, physical issues - which keep young lovers apart. But, that frustration only fuels the fire of romance and keeps us reading to find out how it will all work out (and we know it has to, because YA/paranormal or not, they are all still romance novels at heart!).

Our first official blurb! 
Cursed brings us into the world of Ember McWilliams, a high school senior who was killed in a car accident two years ago, and then miraculously brought back to life by the special touch of her younger sister, Olivia. But, that event apparently awakened her own "gift" -- killing anything living she touches. What she thinks of as a curse, has made her an outsider with very few friends and an obvious lack of a love life. Enter Hayden Cromwell. A mysterious boy with a "gift" of his own who promises refuge and help controlling her gift. He gives her hope that maybe she doesn't have to be quite so alone in this world...but only if she can trust him. Which means trusting his family, who may or may not have had a role in the accident that caused her father's death and brought upon her curse.
     The beginning of Cursed starts out a bit slow, even though there are some fairly interesting events that occur right away, I found it a bit difficult to get into because Ember's world just seemed so bleak, and it just kept getting bleaker. Ember herself describes it accurately as "desolation". There didn't seem to be a bright spot or silver lining to be found in the first 100 pages or so, and that desolation was palpable, even a bit hard to read. But, as Ember and Hayden get closer, and more is revealed about the true nature as to why they are all where they are and how they got to be there, some of that darkness starts to lighten. I flew through the last 100 pages felt a little sad it had to end just as things were really getting good. Not sure if this is one in a series as a lot of her other YA books are, but I, for one, would love to read more. While this was not my favorite of her books, I still enjoyed it a lot. For fans of Obsidian and Half-Blood, Cursed is a must read -- you will not be disappointed!

Cursed: 4/5
Cover: 4/5

Tanya's Review:
Another book by Jennifer that I read in a day. Apparently when I start her books I need to clear my day of anything else because I know once I start I will not be able to put it down. This book had me crying in the first 70 pages, I felt Ember's pain and desolation. When Hayden comes into the picture her world becomes a tiny bit brighter. However along with Hayden comes his "family", and not all of them are happy she is around. Throughout the book I was unsure of who to trust, I kept bouncing back and forth about who I thought was the "bad guy" and exactly what Hayden's family, particularly his dad, was up to. For fans of Jennifer Armentrout this is another great book that you can add to your keep shelf.

Cursed:       4/5 stars
 Cover:        3/5 stars      

*Note: We were given ARCs of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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Friday, September 14, 2012

Cover Reveals: Fireblood & If I Were You!

Today's post is all about spreading the COVER love! 

First off is the cover reveal for upcoming novel Fireblood by TrishaWolfe! I was very excited to be asked to   be part of the reveal party. This is not the type of book that I usually read, but there's something about the synopsis that really grabbed my attention and made me very excited to read it. Check it out for yourself!

Fireblood: Fireblood #1
Trisha Wolfe
Release Date: 2013
Spencer Hill Press

Fireblood description from Goodreads:

To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control.

When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin.

Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince's first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult.

When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out.

But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.

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Big news announced by Lisa Renee Jones today: She is now a Gallery author! Gallery books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and she just signed a book deal for her previously self-published romantic suspense, If I Were You  (I'm pretty sure everyone knows by now just how much I loved this book, but you can check out my review here). Gallery has already taken over the ebook along with a brand-spanking (yes, I said it ;)) new cover, and has plans to re-release it in paperback this spring back-to-back with books 2 & 3. This new cover certainly is eye-catching - and I just love the red!

And in true Lisa Renee Jones fashion, she has some MAJOR giveaways going on to celebrate this fabulous news. You can win one of the new kindle fires, gift cards, and more! Check out her website for details and how to enter:

If I Were You at Barnes & Noble

If I Were You at Amazon 

So, what do you think of these covers? Are you excited for any of these books as much as I am??

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Review: Seven Sexy Sins by Serenity Woods

                                                           Seven Sexy Sins
                                                           Serenity Woods
                                                           August 7, 2012
                                                    Samhain Publishing, Ltd
                                                         318 pages , e-book
The road to passion is paved with guilty pleasures.

Faith Hillman is in a bit of a pickle. She’s been commissioned to write a series of magazine articles on spicing up your love life. She’s got the theme—the “Seven Sexy Sins”—but there’s one major problem. She hasn’t experienced any of them.

Ever since Faith’s older brother gave Rusty Thorne a black eye for kissing her on her eighteenth birthday, he’s kept his distance, waiting for the right time to make his move. This is it. She needs a research partner? He’s the man for the job.

When sex-on-legs Rusty offers his services, Faith is all over it—with one caveat. The notorious heartbreaker must sign a confidentiality contract. Just to keep him safe from her brother’s wrath, of course…and her heart off Rusty’s long list of conquests.

As they work their wicked way through the list, the implications of the contract hit Rusty as hard as the handcuffs binding his wrists to the bed. It isn’t just Faith’s touch that rocks his world. It’s the way his heart likes it that blows his defenses out of the water. And makes him wonder, when the contract ends, if he can bear to let her go.

   I enjoyed this read. I was looking for something fun and sexy, as I had just finished reading a few emotional and full of angst YA books, and this book meet the criteria. I thought the premise of the book, well the magazine article was fun. The seven sins with a sexy twist on them, as how you can relate them into your relationship. Heck, I would probably read the article if it were in a magazine I picked up. The story was fun and fast. Heck with a first line like this...  "Hey everyone, Faith's got a sex problem she needs to talk about."  How could you stop reading. All the characters in the story were fun and you could tell they had all been friends for a while and all people you would want to hang out with. This was the first book I have read by this author and I will definitely be on the look out for her other stuff. 

Seven Sexy Sins:        4/5   stars
Cover:                       4/5 stars
Audience Rating:   R (some very descriptive sexy sins)


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Review: Taking Chances by Molly McAdams

                                                           Taking Chances
                                                          Molly McAdams
                                                        September 1, 2012
                                                           e-book, pub-it
                                                     1039 pgs (nook edition)
        Eighteen year old Harper has grown up under her career Marine of a father's thumb. Ready to live life her own way and experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit; she's on her way to college at San Diego State University.

Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family and emotions. Some she wasn't expecting yet, and others she never knew she was missing.

She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with her boyfriend Brandon, and her roommate's brother Chase. Covered in tattoos, known for fighting in the Underground and ridiculously muscled...they're exactly what she was always warned to stay away from, but just what she needs. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both adore and would do anything for Harper, including stepping back if it means she's happy.

Her first year away is turning out to be near perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything.

   Wow. After reading this I am an emotional wreck. It has taken me a few day to think about what I want to say as I do not want to give away anything, because that would completely ruin this amazing story.  The author had me feeling every emotion possible--love, hate, confusion, heartache,happiness-- all in the time it took me to read this book. I could not put it down, trying to read it during lunch breaks and staying up late when I knew I had to be to work in the morning. I have read many love-triangle books but I honestly think this one got to me the most. I found it so difficult to choose....Brandon and Chase both such amazing guys and their love for Harper so apparent in everything they do. Harper says it best...

            "When I moved here, I wasn't planning on falling in love with the first two guys that came along. Hell, I wasn't planning on falling in love during college at all. I wanted to have dysfunctional relationships and flings, but did that happen? Nope. I felt like Elena from Vampire Diaries. She has two insanely hot men who are in love with her and would do anything for her. One of which, she would give almost anything to be with, and the other she continues to push away, even though she can't ever actually stay away, so she won't have to admit she was in love with him too."

And when one insanely hot man say things like this: 

"I don't know how you could even think that I don't want you, I can barely keep my hands off you. We just met, but I already know there's something different about you, and I'm not about to ruin this by rushing into things. Those girls, yeah I had relationships with them, but all they were was a distraction for me. I wanted to feel something other than being pissed that my dad was gone for good. I didn't..." he took a deep breathe in and out, "they weren't you Harper." 

And the other just as hot man says this:

" I want you! All I have ever wanted is you."
 "Then why are you trying to hurt me again?"
"Because it's easier that way." His voice was soft now, and I could see the pain in his eyes, "You're with Brandon. Do you know what it's like watching you with him? Wanting you so bad, but knowing he's who you should be with?" 

How is a girl to choose? This book had a great emotional ride and she threw in some amazing twists and turns. Heck she had me wanting to throw my nook across the room. This was just an amazing read. Definitely one of my favorites so far this year.  If you want a book full of twists you don't see coming and you want to be an emotional wreck as you read it, well this one is for you.

Taking Chances:    4.5/5       stars
Cover:                   3/5         stars 
 Audience Rating:  Mature PG-13 (sexual situations, mature content, language, violence)


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Review: HERE by Ella James

Ella James
January 1, 2012
Barkley's Books
176 pages

Synopsis: Milo Mitchell's life used to be charmed, but that was before her family dissolved, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. Spending Saturday morning in a treehouse with a stun gun for company and a herd of deer for friends is the only exciting thing in her life...until she shoots a fawn and finds her dart stuck in a guy.

Her gorgeous victim is dressed in a Brioni tux and armed with a hanky. He has no idea who or where he is. Afraid her dart caused his amnesia, Milo takes him in, names him Nick, and vows to help him solve his mystery. Soon the pair find Nick's face in a newspaper obituary, and Nick beings to have strange, ethereal memories of Milo--who is sure she's never met him. Suddenly Nick knows things he shouldn't know and is doing things he shouldn't do. When the Department of Defense shows up, Nick and Milo run--toward a shocking conclusion that could destroy both their worlds.


I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I disliked the first chapter so much, I think I rolled my eyes and sighed after reading it. It was just a little too juvenile for me. Although chapter two was leaps and bounds better, it still took a while for the story to actually progress much beyond cute boy with no memory meets cute girl when she unintentionally shoots him with a tranq-dart. No one knew anything for what seemed like ages! It is told in first person alternating between characters, a perspective I've come to hate in other books, but it really worked in HERE, emphasizing Nick's sense of loss that extends way beyond his memory. Not since Unraveling has a YA book caught my attention on the geeky sci-fi front so much. I loved that Ella James unapologetically uses Star Trek and Star Wars references alongside teenage text-speak. At times my brain ached a little as I was processing the science behind the story, but I love that feeling! It made me nostalgic for the early X-Files episodes when I'd be thinking about episodes days after watching them.
The back end of the book picks up the pace significantly and is filled with action which made up for it's slow beginning. In fact, it was so compelling, I read the last 100 pages in one sitting, straining to read as I lost the light in my backyard (here is where I wished I had one of the new backlit nook instead of my old one!). The ending was a bit abrupt, as most endings of opening books of a trilogy are, but answered enough questions that I didn't feel cheated with the cliffhanger. There could have been a bit more of the romance between Milo and Nick - there was enough to get me interested and root for them, but I'm really hoping for more in the next book. I don't think I can say much more without giving away some major spoilers, but I am definitely looking forward to reading book 2 when it comes out! 

HERE: 4/5 Stars
Cover: 4/5 Stars 
Audience Rating: PG (some mention of drugs/alcohol, mild violence) 

Note: I received an ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday's Words & Quippish Quotes: Education

Around here, this is the first week of school. So this week's Wednesday's Words & Quippish Quotes is all about education and learning. 

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
 -- Malcolm Forbes

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” 
― Plutarch

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” 
― Frederick Douglass

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Many of you know to check out our "GIVEAWAYS" section for links to great book contests we come across, but there are a couple of ones going on right now from author Lisa Renee Jones that deserve their own post...they are just that good!

If you read this blog regularly, you'll know Lisa's book If I Were You was recently released and both of us here at The Revolving Bookcase loved it (read our dual review here). Well, clearly we are not alone - the average for the almost 500 ratings on Goodreads is 4.4, it made the top 100 on nook and is currently around 150 on Amazon! If that isn't enough to make you want to read it, you should check out the first chapter HERE ( starts out HOT!). Believe me, you'll be hooked from page 1.

As you can see, the book is worth purchasing just on its own, but as an added bonus, Lisa has some truly spectacular giveaways going on right now. You can win a new kindle fire, $200 gift card, $50 gift cards, books and more! Extra entries for buying or gifting the book, answering a question about the first chapter, tweeting, etc... AND if you buy the book in the next 3 days, Lisa will send you YOUR CHOICE of a book from her backlist in epub format! Like I said, spectacular stuff. Why are you still here??? ;)

Review: Crash by Nicole Williams

                                                           Nicole Williams
                                                            July 19, 2012
                                                        215 pages, e-book
  Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He's got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now.

Jude's everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she's about to find out, is the only thing she's incapable of.

For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love's about to become the thing that tears them apart.
        I adored this book and I adored Jude from the first time we heard him speak (I am a sucker for a bad boy). 

        "The name's Jude Ryder, since I know you're all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, and I don't do girlfriends, relationships, flowers, or regular phone calls. If that works for you, I think we could work out something special."  

This book definitely reminded me of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, but as Beautiful Disaster was set in college, this was a senior year in high school. Lucy had her life upended with a family tragedy 5 years ago that changed everything. Since then Lucy has been on a mission to try and save the world one small thing at a time. Jude has had a rough life and seems to not care about anything in the world. When these two meet its just a roller coaster. Their relationship has more ups and downs than space mountain at Disney. Just when I think they finally are going to make it then crash the biggest secret and hurdle of all is revealed and it changes everything for both of them. This book had me hooked from the first chapter and I just had to keep reading. The writing was easy to follow, flowed from one chapter to the next.  I enjoyed the cast of characters, particularly Taylor Donovan whom I thought gave some rather interesting advice to Lucy...
           "Honey, a girl can't keep a man like that as a friend. He's a lover or an ex-lover, but never a friend. Men like that weren't created to to be a woman's friend- they were created to make a woman hit hich C three times in a row."

I was sad when the story ended however according to Nicole Williams blog there is another book in Jude and Lucy's story coming. YIPPIE!!! I know that this is definitely a must read oh and here is the cover to the next book, also released on her blog.  

Crash:         4.5/5  stars  
Cover:         4/5   stars    
Audience Rating:  Mature PG-13 (sexual situations, mature content, language, violence)