Review ~ Where The Road Takes Me by Jay McLean

WhereTheRoadTakesMeBook: Where The Road Takes Me

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Author: Jay McLean

Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Format: e-book

Page Count: 323

Published: Skyscape, February 10, 2015

Source: Publisher

Chloe has one plan for the future, and one plan only: the road. She’s made a promise to herself: don’t let anyone in, and don’t let anyone love her. She’s learned the hard way what happens if she breaks her rules. So she’s focused on being invisible and waiting until she can set out on the road—her dream of freedom, at least for a little while.

Blake Hunter is a basketball star who has it all—everything about him looks perfect to those on the other side of his protective walls. He can’t let anyone see the shattered pieces behind the flawless facade or else all his hopes and dreams will disappear.

One dark night throws Chloe and Blake together, changing everything for Blake. For Chloe, nothing changes: she has the road, and she’s focused on it. But when the so-called perfect boy starts to notice the invisible girl, they discover that sometimes with love, no one knows where the road may lead.

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I haven’t been this knocked over and blindsided in a while. I didn’t even wait a second before jumping in to write this review lest I can’t find the courage to take a second swim in the feelings I had reading it. I gotta admit, when I read the blurb I was completely clueless that this was a story about two teenagers. My fault, I see that now. I somehow didn’t pay enough attention and thus made an assumption, but I’m totally good with that because I’m afraid I might’ve missed the experience had I gotten the right idea.

I’m not much of a fan of new adult or young adult, so this book wouldn’t have been in my to-read pile. Or it would, by chance, but pushed all the way to the back of it for a long while. But I started reading it, thinking this was a book about two people who knew each other from their youth, and one chapter led to another, and by the time I came to chapter four and there was no time jump to Chloe and Blake’s adulthoods, I decided to go back to the book’s blurb and see my careless mistake. The fault is mine, but so was the pleasure in the end. I didn’t think I was going to feel this much reading this.

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Review ~ Blood Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

BloodMoonBook: Blood Moon

Series: The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #2

Author: Alexandra Sokoloff

Genre: Mystery Thriller, Suspense

Format: e-book

Page Count: 318

Published: Thomas & Mercer, January 27, 2015

Source: Publisher

Twenty-five years have passed since a savage killer terrorized California, massacring three ordinary families before disappearing without a trace. The only surviving victim of his rampage was a child…who is now wanted by the FBI for brutal crimes of her own.

Special Agent Matthew Roarke is on an interstate manhunt to track her down, despite feeling torn between his dedication to duty and his sympathy for her horrific history and motives. But when Roarke’s search unearths evidence of new family slayings, the dangerous woman he seeks—and secretly wants—may be his only hope of preventing another bloodbath. He just has to find her first.

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It’s actually been a while since I finished this book. Since I was absolutely mesmerized by the first book in the series, I jumped right to this one after reading the first. I did not want to lose any time doing anything else, besides, who needs sleep anyway?

In the second installment of the Huntress/FBI Thrillers series, we begin right where we left off. I wasn’t actually sure about what to write in a review for this one, simply because one, I don’t wish to spoil anyone anything because this is a gem one needs to live on one’s own and be blown away, and two, because writing any small thing about the wonderfully spun web of plotlines and intriguingly deep and faulty characters, and finally the mysterious overall case of our Huntress, would just still be too revealing, even if I didn’t give anything away. All I can say is read. Pick up the first book and read from the beginning and come join me in my painful wait for the next book.

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Review ~ Spawn Of Medusa by Mary Bernsen

SpawnOfMedusaBook: Spawn of Medusa

Series: Villain’s Love #1

Author: Mary Bernsen

Genre: Fantasy Romance, Greek Mythology

Format: e-book

Page Count: 183

Published: Etopia Press, July 4, 2014

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Passion doesn’t always follow the rules of fate…

Raised by the Fates, Ambrosia, the daughter of Medusa, has spent her life preparing for the day when she would fulfill her destiny and avenge her mother’s murder. But when a man comes forward claiming to be the spawn of Medusa, Ambrosia’s plan becomes a lot more complicated.

Working as a prostitute, she finds Perseus, the man who took her mother’s head. Not realizing who she is, he tells Ambrosia that Medusa is still alive and that he’s on a quest to finish what he started twenty-three years ago. Needing to find the mother she’s never met, Ambrosia convinces Perseus to let her help, and together they discover the secrets that will unseal the cave that has kept her mother captive. But Perseus proves to be different than the monster Ambrosia has always envisioned him to be, and she finds herself needing him, craving his touch. But how can the daughter of Medusa love the man who made her an orphan for twenty-three years, and who kept her from the mother she never met?

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I am really torn up about what to rate this book. In fact, I’m going to make my decision as I write this review and see what it feels like in the end.
I like reading about Greek mythology. I like how the possibilities are endless when you write a story that’s based on myth, and some authors really do come up with some original ideas. Not only they tweak what happened, but they also play around with the characters and create many more different versions and you get to take your pick. This was such a book. The story revolves around Ambrosia, daughter of the infamous Medusa, and Perseus, the famous hero who defeated and beheaded Medusa. But of course this story is not this generalization. In fact, Ambrosia is a prostitute, finding it the best way to gather information about her mother’s killer in order to return the favor one day.

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Blog Tour ~ Author Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway ~ Served Hot by Annabeth Albert

ServedHotBook: Served Hot

Author: Annabeth Albert

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Release Date: March 3, 2015

In Portland, Oregon, the only thing hotter than the coffee shops, restaurants, and bakeries are the hard-working men who serve it up—hot, fresh, and ready to go—with no reservations…

Robby is a self-employed barista with a busy coffee cart, a warm smile, and a major crush on one of his customers. David is a handsome finance director who works nearby, eats lunch by himself, and expects nothing but “the usual”—small vanilla latte—from the cute guy in the cart. But when David shows up for his first Portland Pride festival, Robby works up the nerve to take their slow-brewing relationship to the next level. David, however, is newly out and single, still grieving the loss of his longtime lover, and unsure if he’s ready to date again. Yet with every fresh latte, sweet exchange—and near hook-up—David and Robby go from simmering to steaming to piping hot. The question is: Will someone get burned?

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