Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bound by Love by Stephie Walls

When young college student and working phenom, Annie Teasman, shows up again at the distribution center to pitch a consulting proposal to management in hopes of sealing the deal, she never suspects when their eye lock on that gorgeous, blue-eyed, ripped Gray Dearsley will change her life forever.

Will the bright, funny, and unassuming coed from an upper class background be able to bind her heart to that of the cocky, carefree Southern playboy? As she tries to manage an impossible school load while working fulltime, will her drug use jeopardize their relationship?

While Gray wrestles with his desire to lead a carefree and uncommitted lifestyle, Annie must grow up as she struggles to meet her goals and decide for herself what she needs from a relationship to be happy. Will she choose a relationship where she is bound by passionate love, or will she choose the gentle love and security of a man whose background more closely matches her own?

Set on Southern town where the culture divide is wide and the generation gap is even more pronounced, the book is contemporary in its approach to the issue of drugs at colleges where the demands on time for success-oriented students frequently surpass their physical capabilities.

Passionate, sensual, and erotic, Bound by Love explores some of life's most difficult questions about love & happiness. This is not a fairytale romance; it's the story of two people desperate to love each other through drugs, infidelity, and painful truths. Not all love is guaranteed a happy ending... will Gray and Annie find theirs?

Bound by Love, the title of this book says it all. I didn't know what to expect because I went in blind, not knowing this author and her work but that's when you find the best books!

This book took my breath away with how well Stephie Walls writes.

Bound by Love is a unique romance story that pulls you into Gray and Annie's love. It's not butterflies and rainbows but their love is fast, hard, selfish, all consuming, and wild.  I don't know how else to describe it. I had hate/love feelings for Gray, one minute he's sweet loving but the next he's being an douche. As for Annie I loved her, many people would be annoyed with her but I loved the strength she had to love him with her whole heart and to put up with him.

My emotions were all over the place but one thing stood out to me, it was they always came back together because of that bond they had.

I'm not one to say much about a story but I can tell you it took over my emotions. All the up's and down's, back and forth it had me to my wits end then... BAM! Only to be hit with a cliffie!!! So there's your warning guys, this book ends in one. I don't want to hear you guys complaining about it because I already warned you. Lol

I highly recommend Bound by Love by Stephie Walls but remember to buckle up, your going in for a wild ride.

I gave Bound by Love
     by Stephie Walls
     ***** 5 *****
       Golden Pens

Monday, July 21, 2014

Word Play by Amalie Silver

Smut sells.

Michael Rourke learned this the hard way.

Struggling to make ends meet as a mystery writer, he sold his soul - and his pride - as he pedaled sex and lust writing under the pen name Christoph Strong.

No one knew he was the one behind the steamy stories on the best sellers list. And he planned to keep it that way.

Until he met her.

Monica Singer, an infamous blogger, is keen to discover the truth of his secret identity.

During a chance meeting at a book convention, Michael and Monica form an instant connection. And soon, an industry rivalry becomes something else entirely.

But Michael starts to let his guard down, he doesn't realize that the person he's learning to trust  may be hiding secrets of her own. 

Secrets that could ultimately destroy everything.


Okay let's see...  a Word Play teaser caught my eye and I had to know more about this book, so I got a hold of Amalie Silver and WOW she is amazing!!! This book captures everything from our reading community and what's even more awesome, she does it in a poking good nature funny way. I'll be the first to admit that I get all Fangirl over my favorite authors and make myself look like a idiot so it was fun to read her book. Lol Anyways Word Play is nothing like you've ever read and you will have these laugh out loud moments because you can't stop but think "I've done that!" 

I loved everything about this book, and I loved that it didn't have that needless drama and meaningless character development. It will give you a good laugh and you won't be able to put the book down!
Amalie Silver has outdone herself in this smart, cute, witty, romantic, and funny book!

There's so much to relate to and not only that but she writes a side of the book community that reminds you of why we do this and especially of all the friendships we make along the way. This was one of my favorite lines from the book and I think this sums up our little community. 

"This is the place that friendships bloom. This is the spot where characters leap from the page and end up in our hearts forever. This is where readers befriend readers, authors befriend authors, and where we all intermingle to create a place I like to call my real home: this is our literary community. And we're all a part of it, every last one of us."

Okay let me talk about this new five letter word that's making its way around social media...

 smeep (smep) v.
    1. To give forth a short, shrill cry or sound.
    2. To utter in a thin, shrill voice in extreme fandom.

I as for one am hashtagging the hell out of it!  I can't freaking help it, smeep, Smeep, SMEEP!!! I'm pretty sure I say it in my sleep as much as I love that word. Lol 

Let me end my review by saying, Word Play by Amalie Silver is a must read!!! Go and 1-Click it right now!


              I give Word Play by Amalie Silver
                           ***** 5 *****
                            Golden Pens