Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Progress by Amy Queau

He is exactly what she needs. But how far into his mind is she willing to go?

Jesse has a curious attraction to Charlene, a hostess at the restaurant where he works. Outwardly he's rude, awkward and unapproachable. But his sudden burst of charm are inescapable. A devastating childhood filled with physical and emotional abuse have left him complex and frigid.

Charlene, an innocent, is quickly mystified. Her craving for him generates an infatuation and a purpose. Losing weight and gaining confidence, she begins taking more risk. She defies her past, damaged and tender, in order to move ahead.

"Progress" is a realistic tale of two friends who both have similar issues that make them hesitant to get close to anyone. Jesse's demons have manifested into an emotional detachment, and Charlene's a physical one.

If nobody makes the first mover then nobody gets hurt.

Is love just an obsession when there's nowhere left to run? Their journeys take them down parallel paths which leave them just as emotionally unmatched and conflicted as the day they met.

As the story progresses the viewpoints change, giving the reader an insight to the character's thoughts and feelings. "Progress" falls within the parameters of Women's Commercial Fiction, Chick Lit, and Psychological Fiction.

My emotions were all over the place while reading this book, Progress is very well written and the characters were very well developed, while reading this book I started thinking of my time in school and how it effected me in the future but also made the person I am today.

I loved Charlie right off the bat, she was someone I could have been friends with in school. I could completely relate to her. Jesse was a straight up douchebag but once you started to read more of his point of view and the struggle with his emotions and thoughts, you can't help look pass that and want to help him.

There's no rush when it comes to this book, it's very well paced. What I loved most of all was every feeling and outcome was very realistic and that's what drew me into the story. I honestly didn't like Jesse until I started reading his point of view and it floored me, between Charlie discovering herself and blossoming has a woman and then with Jesse's mental illness with needing her but pushing Charlie away by mocking her had my feelings all over the place. Progress gave me a better understanding on this illness, and it's apparent the author did her homework to write a book like this.

I can't wait to continue on to the second book to see where Jesse and Charlie end up.

Amy Queau did an amazing job on this book! This story line is one I'll never forget.

I Give Amy Queau
  ***** 5 *****

Monday, September 29, 2014

Torture to Her Soul by J.M. Darhower


Don't say it unless you mean it...

It's a simple concept, one I've said time and time again, but something people don't seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word.

Somebody like me.

I'm not a good man. I'm not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light. But there is one that I could never harm, one light I couldn't bring myself to snuff out.


She thinks I'm a monster, and maybe I am. I taunt her with my touch, get a thrill out of torturing her soul. But I'm not the only one. The world is full of monsters, and I'm not the most dangerous one out there.

Not even close...

God help me, I love her.

I do.

And God help anyone who tries to take her from me.

J.M. Darhower did it again! Torture to Her Soul is the continuation of Monster in His Eyes, and Ignazio Vitale is my new book boyfriend!!!

While reading this book I couldn't help but fall more for Naz and you get a better understanding of why he is the way he is, and better yet his love for Karissa. The way he thinks about Karissa has me swooning!

"If I were hard pressed to explain why I fell I love with her, that would be my answer. Because she's beautiful. And I don't mean it in a superficial way. You're not going to find her on the the cover of a magazine. She's more the kind you find at a museum, on a painting or in a piece of literature. Her beauty is in her soul." ~Naz

Karissa isn't easy to forgive Naz and she knows what he is capable of because she seen him and by him, she means the monster inside of him. This book is all in Naz's POV and you get that understanding of the darkness in his soul but you also see the dim light that appears because of Karissa. She is the only thing in his life that means more to him. But his hunger for revenge is always there and the in the end he might lose Karissa because of it.

This book will suck you in and have you on the edge of your seat and not to mention that HOTT CHAPTER! OMGahhhhhhh Chapter 15 is WOW and I do mean the whole fucking chapter!!! All I have to say is that I read it more than once. Lol ;)

I can't wait what is in store for us in the future because J.M. Darhower's writing is AMAZING and she pulls you in with each story and character.

                                   Saucy Book Reviews Gives
                        Torture in Her Soul by J.M. Darhower
                                              ***** 5 *****

                                       RED SMOOCHES