Thursday, August 9, 2018

Review: All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

                                                                                All Your Perfects
                                                                                                                      Colleen Hoover
                                                                                                                           306 pages
                                                                                                                         July 17, 2018
                                                                                                                          Atria Books
  Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

Tanya's Review:  
          It is no secret that Colleen Hoover is my favorite author, I enjoy her books they make me feel and think about life. This book is no different and it touched me more than any of her other books before because I could definitely relate. I have been married for 12 years and with my husband for 19 years. This book is so truthful about what a relationship takes, you need to embrace the bad along with the good, that's what makes the good so sweet. Everyone in a relationship should read this book, it's relatable in so many ways. Again I want to thank Colleen Hoover for another amazing and touching read.

5/5 Stars

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Review: Respect (The Breaking Point, #3) by Jay Crownover

                                                                          Respect (The Breaking Point, #3)
                                                                                                                 Jay Crownover
                                                                                                                         296 pgs
                                                                                                                   August 7, 2018

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess who called a corrupt kingdom home sweet home.

Protected and sheltered from the worst the world had to offer, she fell in love with the crumbling city that burned and blazed around her. Every dirty corner, every scary shadow, found a place within her heart. So did a man who was violent and dangerous, just like the streets she claimed as her own.

He was all business and brutality, except when it came to her. With her, he was calm, caring, and heartbreakingly patient.

He warned her over and over that he wasn't the man for her, but she refused to listen. She never expected either the streets or their enforcer to hurt her, since she'd given her heart so completely to both.

She should have known the streets in the Point were always going to be savage, and so was the man committed to keeping control of them in the hands of criminals and bloody kingpins.

Blindsided by a betrayal which cut so deeply she was sure the wounds would never heal, the princess fled the home she loved and the man who broke her heart. Throwing away her rusted, twisted crown was supposed to help her forget. All it did was make her long for everything she left behind. She told herself she would never go back, but in this tormented kingdom, family is everything. Eventually, she has no choice but to return.

While she was gone, the people who loved her worked hard to make the city safe, and the man who destroyed her sank deeper into the darkness. Going back shouldn't feel like surrender... but it does. As this pretty princess hovers on the edge of the unknown, the past attacks with a vengeance. It's a good reminder that puppy love eventually grows up and turns into something with sharp teeth and one hell of a bite.

She never asked for the keys to the kingdom. She'd much rather go out and build her own.

Tanya's Review:  
      This book was a perfect ending to this series. I have been a fan of Jay's for a while now and I feel like I have been waiting for Karsen and Booker's story forever. These 2 characters caught my eye in Better When He is Bold when it came out 3 years ago! I know I had to wait for this story as Karsen was still only a teen at that point but the chemistry these 2 had, I knew I wanted their story. Kudos to Jay as this story was so heartfelt and these 2 characters struggled and fought to make it out alive and be together. I definitely suggest you start this series from the beginning before reading this book, it means so much more to be able to watch these 2 characters grow and struggle in the previous books, so that when you do get to read this one, as a reader you know how rough the world they live in is and how they have fought, struggled to finally get to have a chance to be happy and together. Karsen is da bomb, she takes no prisoners and knows what she wants and will fight to get it, don't let her looks deceive you. And Booker has had a terrible life growing up and Karsen is a ray of light he needs. These 2 were just awesome together. Thank you Jay for the most fitting ending to this dark, gritty series. I am so happy I got this story but at same time sad that this series has come to an end. 

If you like gritty, tough romances this series is for you. Tattooed bad asses, evil dudes, dirty dealings but love will run true. 

4/5 Stars