Samstag, 3. Mai 2014

Love, Lex (The Undergrad Years #01) - Avery Aster

Title: Love, Lex (The Undergrad Years #01)
Author: Avery Aster
Rating: 3.5/5

Thanks to NetGallery and Avery Aster for giving me a chance to read this before the official release.

Alexandra 'Lex' Easton can hardly wait for her eighteenth birthday. Finally, she will give up her Lady V to her boyfriend. Things change when she catches him sleeping with her mother the day she, her boyfriend and her friends want to fly to Paris. Things get even worse when she and her friends get arrested for blowin up her mother's place. And things get really, really worse when the handsome cop who stopped Lex driving, can't seem to stick his nose somewhere else.

Oh my. I wrote a sypnosis. I can't believe it. Woooo! And it sucks so bad. Just like it always does. Well, well...

Okay, hold on, hold on! What was that? Dear Avery Aster, tell me - did you run out of ideas? Did you have a deadline that was crawling closer and closer? What happened? I hated that ending. So very much. How could you do this? It was like: "[...] and lived happily ever after." Are you kidding me?

The story idea was great. Catching your boyfriend and your mom in action? Meeting a hot, young cop? Daydreaming about that cop? G-E-N-I-U-S.

But that ending... Gah, that ending. Wait, that's your magic trick, right? Writing a fabulous story, making the reader fall in love with the idea and then BAM! Killing us off with an ending like that.

I don't know if I'll read the next books. I hated Lex's friends, not sure why though.

I la-la loved Lex's daydreams. They were better than the actual thing. A lot better. And whoa... Those daydreams were hot! Yum, yum.

"After I've lost my virginity, Lady V, I imagine future sex with Kelle will be similar to riding The Pocket Rocket. Hopefully minus the contant stop and go between traffic lights."
Such a good laugh! This is supposed to be a light read, I assume. It definitely is. Some scenes, those in which Lex shares background infos, were quite boring. I'm so sorry for saying this. Maybe it's just me - I really can't relate to rich and famous characters.

I really liked this book. I would have wanted to read more about Lex and Ford, developing their feelings, getting to know each other. So, I'll probably read their sequel.

Although I warn about the ending (consider this a warning, haha), I'd recommend this to fans of the light New Adult genre. It's more like a short Adult fiction story, starring teenagers.

Fall With Me - Julie Particka

Title: Fall With Me
Author: Julie Patricka
Rating: 3/5

Thanks to NetGallery and Entangled Publishing (Embrace) for giving me a chance to read this before the official release.

In the game of love…

Dumped by her college boyfriend for her best friend, the last thing Jenna Brandt needs to deal with is working beside her backstabbing-BFF's hotter-than-hot brother. But when he offers her a chance to get some revenge on her ex, she can hardly say no--even if spending more time with Sutton puts her heart in jeopardy all over again.

Someone's going to get hurt…

Sutton Bell has had a thing for Jenna since they were in high school, but after one screwed-up night, she didn’t want anything to do with him. Now, with just the summer before he leaves to begin his new career, Sutton’s determined to convince Jenna he’s not the player he used to be. But saving his sister from making an awful mistake may mean losing Jenna for good.

Fall With Me is a book which story has been turned into a dozen movies already. Girl's boyfriend cheats with the girl's best friend, girl hates both, girl flls for ex-best friend's brother, he convinces the girl to forgive. In order to be different from those movies, your book has to be something special.

At first I thought Julie created something awesome here. I'm not saying she didn't. She can be proud of her work. It just didn't do it for me. Onc Jenna and Sutton figured there was chemistry between them (happen pretty fast), the book lost its appeal.

Taking revenge on your ex seems childish. Wanting to protect your sister isn't, but Sutton did this the wrong way.

I'm keeping the review short. I'm sorry it didn't blow me away like I hoped it would. This has absolutely nothing to do with the author or her writing. The writing was pretty good actually. I also don't regret reading it or thnk of it as a waste of time. No. Maybe if there was a prequel to it, I would have enjoyed it more. I don't know.

Recommending this to New Adult readers, wanting to try some New Adult meets Adult fiction.

Undeniable (Undeniable #01) - Ashley Simone, Alicia Roberts

Title: Undeniable (Undeniable #01)
Author: Ashley Simone, Alicia Roberts
Rating: 3/5

Thanks to NetGallery and Ashley Simone for giving me a chance to read this before the official release.

What if One Night Could Change Your Life?

Working in a diner by day and desperately applying for accounting jobs by night, Allie Nobokov fears that her future will be one of a single, virginal, cat lady. A chance encounter with a gorgeous stranger, Zac, awakens her desires and she feels an undeniable connection.

When fate pushes them together once again, Allie’s desires run wild – until, just when things start getting hot and heavy, Zac disappears into the night...

How can you deny a connection so strong?

All that is pushed to the back of Allie’s mind when her younger brother shows up on her doorstep, desperately in need of more money than she can provide… Until she sees a classified ad.

“I met a girl and I can’t get over her,” says the ad, and goes on to describe Allie. “If you look like her, I’ll pay handsomely for one night with you.”

Can Allie summon the courage to answer the mysterious ad and go through with what it entails? And can she convince the enigmatic Zac to push aside his demons and give their love a chance?
When I requested Undeniable I thought it was a full-length novel. I have a hard time reading short novels, novellas.

I'm ashamed to compare this book to 50 Shades of Gray. It's like you can't read a book that includes sexy scenes, seducing scenes, etc. without thinking of EL James' series first. Funny because I still haven't read those.

I don't know if the authors started this series as a novel and cut it then. I guess the story was meant to happen in short novels. That'd explain why some parts seemed rushed to me. However, sometimes it's better to rush than to make the reader feel bored by describing too much.

Allie really cared for her brother, so the story also focuses on other relationships too.

I had a problem wth how easily Allie found Zac on the internet. That didn't happen by accident, did it? ;)

Saying this is my new favorite book would be a lie. But I liked it enough to be excited about the sequel.