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Succubus Dreams (Georgina Kincaid Series #3)

Succubus Dreams - Richelle Mead Expletive. Expletive. Expletive!!!

Rewrite Redemption

Rewrite Redemption - J.H. Walker 4-4.5 Stars. Review Coming Soon.

Chasing Mrs. Right (Come Undone, #2)

Chasing Mrs. Right (Come Undone, #2) - Katee Robert *Originally Reviewed on Pages Of Forbidden LoveI really enjoyed Wrong Bed, Right Guy (first in the Come Undone Series) and was excited to continue the series. When I finished Wrong Bed, Right Guy I knew it was the first of the series but I couldn’t seem to find any information on the next book. Even though Ian was briefly mentioned here and there in the first book I was really hoping to get to know more about him. He was away in the army and when mentioned was brought up as being Elle’s overprotective brother. While perusing Netgalley I stumbled upon Chasing Mrs. Right and almost couldn’t contain myself. I requested it without reading the description and as I opened it up and read the first page I squealed in excitement that I was getting Ian’s story.“…he wanted to soothe her in the same way she’d managed to soothe him. If that meant throwing on a suit of armor and riding off to slay some dragons, Ian was more than willing to do so.”Oh sweet Ian. After returning home from the army he is pretty lost and on edge. People don’t understand how he is feeling and between his sister throwing him a coming home party he can’t relax at (all the people and the noise gets him panicky) and his mother pushing him to take a job at his fathers company he feels like he is going to lose it. A quick escape from his own party causes Ian to run into (literally) Roxanne. All of a sudden things don’t seem so bad. She relaxes him somehow and Ian doesn’t want to let that feeling go. If only he can stay close to her he might get through this. He has been through a lot. Things we don’t really get to hear too much about but are easy for the reader to imagine. After all of that Ian needed some peace in his life, space, and not people bugging him to decide what he was going to do now. When he is with Roxanne he gets that but it isn’t easy. She doesn’t want to let Ian in but there is no way he was letting her go and I loved that.“But that’s enough serious talk. Let’s move on to something fun. What’s your favorite position?”Where in Wrong Bed, Right Guy I wasn’t the biggest fan of Elle I absolutely loved her friend Roxanne. She is so forward and just cracks me up. She wasn’t easily made uncomfortable unless the topic involves serious feelings. She has major romance issues due to some bad experiences and her mothers history. When things get too serious she tries to change the subject from feelings to sex but she can’t help but get close to Ian. Roxanne definitely fights to not fall for him.The last thing she wants is to start believing it just might work.I really loved the main characters in Chasing Mrs. Right. They were just about perfect and I loved how they interacted with each other. It was both sweet and funny. I also loved getting to see what Elle and Gabe were up to through little glimpses. Ian still got his moments to be the protective brother. He definitely wasn’t a fan of Gabe being with his sister. And of course Nathan was around giving us a little more insight on what is to come in his life. He isn’t looking too good and I am excited to see the cause of this in August (Two Wrongs, One Right August 12th, 2013!) And I am totally missing something… Oh yes, it definitely had its steamy moments ;)“When his hands fell to her waist, Roxanne laughed. “Drive, Cowboy.”“You can’t seriously expect me to drive while you’re doing that with your hips.”She sucked on his earlobe, dragging her teeth over the sensitive skin. “Drive, or I stop what I’m doing.”“Jesus Christ.” He maneuvered her to one side and took a deep breath that came out totally uneven. “Okay I can do this.”

Walking Disaster

Walking Disaster - Jamie McGuire Double review on Pages Of Forbidden Love

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones Series #1)

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones Series #1) - Letting my niece rate and review it. This is what she has to say: "It was funny and great! And I like the cover because there is a bow on the B. Lets read the next one now."

Fields of Elysium

Fields of Elysium - A.B. Whelan *Originally reviewed on Pages Of Forbidden Love I was drawn to read Fields of Elysium by its pretty cover (the glowing butterflies just grabbed me lol) and its interesting summary. I was excited to dive into this new place that Molly discovers and find out what Arkana was all about. It sounded like it had the potential to be an exciting read and although it had its moments I ended up being pretty disappointed. It just wasn’t much of what I expected and a I feel like a lot of it had to do with the structure of the story.Going in after reading the summary I thought I knew what some of the big problems were going to be and I was looking forward to figuring out the why of it all and how things would be resolved (or not resolved) but as I read I felt like things were a little all over the place. There were quite a few problems and I felt like it was just jumping around from one thing to another without spending much time on a specific thing. Then I felt like some of the big moments in the book came out of nowhere all of a sudden. Also, I felt like some things that were mentioned started out sounding like a really important part of the story and then it would only be mentioned again off and on way later.Also, no one really stood out to me as being someone out to ruin everything. I was expecting someone(s) to really get in Molly’s way and although there were people to fill this role every once and a while i felt like it didn’t last long. Even the people I thought would create biggest obstacles seemed to not play as big a part in the story as I thought. I was expecting a big presence from the Sentinels, the ones who dislike people from Earth, but we didn’t really meet them. It was more of a struggle just inside Victor.Now although the previous threw me off, and made it hard to fall in love with the book, I didn’t dislike everything. I didn’t build a very strong connection with the characters but I did not dislike them. They had their moments where I could connect with them. I didn’t feel like Molly was the total outsider that I thought she would be. She fell into a group and they liked her at her school but she did feel disconnected from them (it wasn’t for a lack of others trying though). I liked her adventurous side and her lack of fear when traveling to Arkana but I also felt she didn’t try too hard to make friends and she could be rude. Victor was usually quiet and angry so that was intriguing and he’s had an unfortunate past. I didn’t dislike their romance either. I was able to get into their relationship fairly easily at times but then other times I felt like things got serious too quickly.I was also really into the world that A.B. Whelan created. There were new names of things to learn and so many gadgets and toys. Arkana seemed like a complicated place. It had its perks but had many problems as well. It had its beauty and its flaws. I am sure there is a lot more to know about Arkana and its people. A lot seems to be going on there and I am curious to know more. For me I just wished there would have been a little more of a structure and focus.

My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy Book One)

My Ex From Hell - Tellulah Darling *Originally reviewed on Pages Of Forbidden LoveAfter reading Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls back in September I was really looking forward to reading more books written by Tellulah Darling. That was such a fun book. When I read the summary for My Ex From Hell I was like “I WANT IT NOW!” Then not too long ago while surfing around this wonderful website called Netgalley ;) I found it was there. One request and I finally got to read it. After reading my first book by Tellulah I knew I had to try another one and now I can officially say I am a fan. This lady can really make me laugh.With a summary like that of course there is no big reveal as to who Sophie really is. No surprises there but the second Sophie gets her first flash of her true identity there is all of a sudden so much to find out. What happened to her? What is she cable of? What does she do now? What to do about Kai? There were just so many questions and even with what was uncovered I am pretty sure I am left with even more questions than I started with.When Sophie first discovers something isn’t right with her she doesn’t automatically go along with the idea that she could be a goddess. She much rather blame drugs or a brain tumor on her strange and painful flashes. After a while things get too weird for her and she knows the truth and that there is no denying it. All of a sudden her life gets complicated and quick. Now she has a past she can’t remember, gods out to kill her, abilities she knows nothing about, and a guy in her life that she has history with that she can’t remember. Sophie is only sixteen but she has a lot of feelings she needs to work out, a past she needs to piece together and quick, and a current mystery to solve. People are missing and someone has to find them.I have to say I love Tellulah’s characters. I loved Sophie, Hannah, Theo and Kai. Theo was usually mister serious and I had my moments were I wasn’t sure if I liked him or not but in the end I did. Hannah was super smart and I loved how she used it all her knowledge. Plus her and Sophie were just hilarious. I loved their friendship. Then of course their is Kai. Bad boy, son of Hades, Sophie’s ex. Really though I wouldn’t say ex covers it. I would definitely slap on a big IT COMPLICATED on their relationship. Although I wished to still get to know a little bit more I am definitely liking Kai. He was a pain in the ass for Sophie and a huge flirt. The banter was great between the two. I loved it and could have definitely read even more conversations between these two. Looking forward to getting more of it in the next one.I loved the characters, the dialog between them and the story as a whole but there were a couple minor things that had me frowning. First of all the book isn’t very long (less than 300 pages) so I felt like everything happened very quickly. I wouldn’t totally say this is a bad thing because I know some things can be drawn out too much and also leaving things out builds anticipation for more in the next one but I was just hoping for some more suspense, more investigating, more drama, more of that banter I love. I was also really hoping to see Sophie slowly grow to learn to use her awesome goddess powers. I wanted to see her training them and learning new things. I am hoping there is still time for that later. Overall though My Ex From Hell was pretty great and I am dying to read the next one. October is too far away.

Temptation

Temptation (Harlequin Teen) - Karen Ann Hopkins *Originally reviewed on Pages Of Forbidden LoveIt’s just Rose, her dad, and her two brothers since her mom passed away not that long ago. They are moving into a new home and from the very first pages, you know how sad Rose is to not have their mother with them. She is already lost and feels like she has no control over her life and then Noah walks into her life. Noah’s father brings him and his brother to welcome them and Rose instantly notices him. Then they are invited to join them for dinner and Rose really notices how different the Amish are and she has a few strong opinions about the ways they do things, though she keeps it to herself. She couldn’t imagine her and Noah every being anything but all of a sudden they are giving each other hidden looks and planning secret meetings. Things seem great but as things progress Rose is still pretty much lost in life. How will it all turn out? How in the world will she make it with Noah?Rose wasn’t the only one to take notice that first day. When Noah first encountered Rose she was disheveled looking and wrestling with her brother, things you wouldn’t see an Amish girl doing. She is different from any girl he would ever know and he loves that. He worries about how different she is and how she does what she wants but that is also what draws her to him. While his parents push him to finally pick an Amish girl to court he only has eyes for Rose. Seeing her means big trouble for him if they were to get caught but he knows he can make their relationship work. He really hopes he can.Rose was young but I loved how she had goals and dreams for herself. She was a dancer and she also loved horses so she wanted to go to school to be a veterinarian. She may have still been getting over her mother’s death and was feeling sad and hopeless but she still had a fiery personality. Noah was the opposite. He knows where his life is supposed to go and doesn’t question that until Rose shows up. He doesn’t have any crazy plans just wants to continue to follow his Amish ways and lead the path that the Amish do. Rose not being Amish kind of puts a kink in those plans. He was sweet and innocent but was stubborn. Although, he ended up breaking a lot of rules he was still set in his ways and stubborn.I really loved reading about Rose and Noah’s relationship growing, even though they fell for each other quickly I was still able to connect with them. At times I did feel that their relationship was just a part of being so new to each other and never really experiencing those feelings before but other times I felt like they really were meant to be together. I have to admit though I found myself not rooting for them sometimes. I felt no matter how it ended it was going to be a big loss and much would have to be sacrificed for somebody. I worried what it would all mean for them. I didn’t want to see either of them hurt. If they split it would be devastating to them both but if they found a way to be together it could be just as bad. Things are still iffy since there will be a sequel out in April and I still don’t know how I want it all to end. I just hope I can be happy with it. I sense waterworks in the future.

Evie's Knight (The Knight Series, #1)

Evie's Knight (The Knight Series, #1) - Kimberly Krey *Originally Reviewed on Pages Of Forbidden LoveWhen I read the summary for Evie’s Knight I thought it would be a book I would really enjoy. I was very excited to start reading about Evie and Calvin’s romance and the curse that could end everything for them. The idea of it all intrigued me and I was eager to dive in. Unfortunately, I set my bar too high and, although it still had its good qualities, I myself ended up being disappointed in the end. I felt like the story started out strong with the prologue because it gave me a little taste of the beginnings of the curse and that really sucked me in. It had me wanting to dig right in and see where everything was going to go but then as the story progressed I found myself slowly being drawn away and even wanting to speed along (don’t worry I didn’t) to get to something more exciting. The story did eventually get back on track for me later in the book but not before it confused me for a bit which I’ll explain in a bit but first I need to talk a little about Evie and Calvin.Evie was a likeable character but she also bugged me a little at times. I liked that she knew what she wanted and didn’t want. She knew what her values were and she stuck with them no matter what. She wouldn’t let anyone change that even when it caused previous relationship problems and drifting apart with other people. I will admit I would have liked to see her be a little more social with more people and not just Calvin. I felt like she was an independent person that could hold her own and who wouldn’t really deal with other people’s crap. She had abandonment issues though that made her question if everyone was bound to leave her and if its all her fault. She was also a total good girl. This isn’t a bad thing but at times I wasn’t the happiest with her. She wants Calvin to respect her choices and he does but then she is upset when he isn’t all over her. I understand her wanting to know she is wanted but I didn’t think that was really fair to Calvin. In the story though she is the kind of person to back down and she doesn’t let a scary scenario get the best of her and I really liked that.When I got my first glimpse of Calvin I wasn’t sure how I was going to like their relationship. Evie was a goner fast but this ended up not being a bad thing. Calvin was in her art class and instead of immediately falling in love they got to know each other. Calvin never took the legend of his families curse seriously but as he gets closer to Evie it slowly begins to scare him more and more. He begins to get nightmares, which I thought was a nice touch to the story, and begins to worry if his relationship with Evie is the best thing. I liked that Calvin was gentleman and respected Evie’s wishes while still teasing her. I just have to say that girl has some will power.Calvin and Evie’s relationship sans the curse makes them one of those cutesy perfect couples. I swear they never really had any problems, they always did things together, and everyone respected everyone. Without the curse it would have been cute but very boring to read about them which brings me to some of the problems I had with this book. I was very excited about the curse and I was looking forward to get to know more about it and what it entails throughout the book. Instead I felt like there was a bit of mystery and suspense with it early on and then it was dropped for the longest time and only centered on Evie and Calvin going out and Evie saving herself. I didn’t want instalove and I am glad I got to read about them getting to know each other but I felt like ore of the curse could have been incorporated into those chapters. Also, I know this is a clean romance but I got it pretty quick that Evie had no plans to have sex and I feel like it was brought up way too much.I wanted to read about there romance but also the curse and like I said I felt like it was dropped all of a sudden and then when it did pick back up I was a little confused. Weird things just started happening out of nowhere and it took me a while to get used to it. Once I did though I enjoyed it more. I was happy to get to hear more about the curse and read about a little more preparing and action. The whole time I was waiting for a big surprise moment in the end because things never go according to plan in these kinds of situations. Although finishing up the story was suspenseful I didn’t get my GASP moment. I guess overall though I just mostly wanted a little more balance.

Mating Call (In Heat #2)

Mating Call - Felicity E. Heaton *Originally reviewed on Pages Of Forbidden LoveTwo years have passed since the ending in In Heat and Kim and Erik have only grown closer. I loved that Mating Call took place two years later because I could tell that Erik and Kim had gotten to know each other and had gotten closer even if I wasn’t able to read about it. While reading In Heat I wasn’t totally sold on their emotional relationship but this one changed my mind. I could feel their connection and deep feelings for each other much more in Mating Call.In the first book in the series Kim and Erik were not able to truly become mates but I think that was for the best. In those two years of waiting for Kim to be in heat again their love and passion grew. Erik can’t wait for the exact moment when he can truly make Kim his forever and Kim is also finally ready but just when they think things can’t go wrong this time another player finds his way into their sexy dreams. There is only supposed to be one life mate out there for them so when this new guy shows up in their dreams things become filled with tension and confusion.Erik has no clue why this guy is all of a sudden in their dreams and he doesn’t like it. Is there really someone else that might want Kim as much as he does? He has waited forever to find her and he sure as hell isn’t giving her up. Erik has nothing to worry about or does he? If Kim is sure about anything it is that she loves him but when she starts to realize how much she likes their new dreams she begins to worry about what it might all mean. If this guy can make her feel all these things what will happen if she meets him? Both are extremely worried and confused. Just when things are supposed to get easier they are hit with a new obstacle that makes for a pretty interesting story.Overall, Mating Call didn’t waste anytime getting down to business and things definitely got more intense in this one. Kim grew and became more confidant about herself and what she wants. Erik become more territorial but with good reason and it made things more interesting ;) Mating Call kept up the two pov’s just like In Heat did but I felt like this also delivered a better story. I didn’t know how I was going to feel about a love triangle but it was more of a lust triangle and didn’t irritate me the way I thought it might. It was attention grabbing and had much to be anticipated. Unfortunately just like with the first one the end fell a little flat for me . I felt like it was leading up to this big thing (partly did) and then nope nada. Was happy with most of it just would have liked more out of part of the end. It was just too simple.

Ember

Ember - Bettie Sharpe *Originally reviewed on Pages Of Forbidden LoveI have only read a couple fairytale retelling but I really enjoy them. I had never read a retelling that was in the Adult genre though and when I read the summary for Ember I was pretty excited to buy it. I noticed that it was only a short story (less than 100 pages) but I had to get it anyway. In my head a story like this had so much potential. It sounded like such a different and unique take on the story and I couldn’t wait to read it.As an infant Prince Charming was “blessed” with Charm. People would want to be him and no one would be able to deny him. As Ember got older her mother would forbid her to look at him but then the day comes when Embers mother is too ill to enforce that rule and Ember is overcome with feelings of wanting the prince. Refusing to allow those feelings continue Ember finds a way to not be as vulnerable to his charms but of course Charming isn’t going to let her get away that easily. With the help of her stepmother and sisters she does her best to stay away from him but he is clever and makes that difficult for Ember. Ember knows she will never stop wanting him but she continues to find ways to resist him.Ember wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but it was still a good new twist to the story. Many things changed in this story and I found it very interesting. I thought the magic and the curse was a great change. I liked how many things had a cost in the story and how it also incorporated other fairytales very briefly and twisted them too. The whole story was very clever and although I did not dislike it I just didn’t love it.

Defy the Stars

Defy the Stars - Stephanie Parent *Originally reviewed on Pages Of Forbidden Love

Uses for Boys

Uses for Boys - Erica Lorraine Scheidt *Originally reviewed on Pages Of Forbidden LoveI am so incredibly torn on how I felt about this book. I don’t even know where to begin. After reading it I couldn’t bring myself to give it a rating on Goodreads. I thought if I waited until I wrote a review to rate it I would eventually decide but I still don’t know about that. I sometimes really loved this book. I devoured it in a night but I don’t know…I guess I was just left feeling cheated and disappointed at the end. I mean to the point where it took me forever to fall asleep because I just couldn’t come to terms with how the whole book turned out. On one hand this would usually be a sign of an amazing book, one that keeps me up thinking, but the problem is I couldn’t concentrate on how heartbreaking the story was or how sad I was for Anna. Instead I was thinking of how different the book ended up being than I had originally expected (not all a bad thing) and about the ending…Ugh that ending!Okay sorry maybe I should start explaining a little more. When I say the book was different than what I expected I mean that although I knew the story would be an emotional one I was still expecting it to maybe be kind of a fun book also. That maybe it would have some really cute moments and maybe a laugh or two between all the seriousness. It wasn’t. For me it was all very sad and extremely serious. This was not a deal breaker for me. I really didn’t mind this at all. In fact I loved that it made me miserable to read about poor Anna who was once the center of her moms world when she was very little then just tossed aside, losing all her moms attention, when her mother got too lonely and started her multiple searches for the man of her dreams. I was so angry at her mother for not being there for Anna and not making sure that Anna still felt wanted and loved while she herself searched for love but I also felt bad for her. She always needed someone else in her life for fear of being alone. She had no boundaries set for Anna and didn’t provide the consistency that Anna needed in her life. I don’t doubt that she loved Anna but she really just didn’t know how to be a mother.Like her mother Anna also needs to feel loved. She felt like her moms whole world when she was really little then all of a sudden she didn’t really matter anymore. She became too old to hear her mother stories and left out of most of her mothers life. Left alone a lot, Anna just wants a connection so when she finally gets some attention, although not the kind she needs, she soaks it all in, lets it continue, and eventually initiates it. Boys can make Anna feel less lonely so even though she loses friends and everyone talks about her she turns to them to feel like part of a family. You have no idea how much this made me cry for Anna. It just broke my heart.The above was great. It made it the kind of story I really enjoy but there were things that really disappointed me. For example, I was expecting Sam to come into the story much sooner than he did. I knew there would be multiple guys throughout Anna’s story but I was expecting Sam to be a more current fixture in her story. I was just waiting and waiting for him to show up. I felt like I didn’t get enough time with him and his family. He was great for Anna but I felt like i would have enjoyed it more if he would have come in sooner and things happened more gradually.Toy was another characters story that wasn’t what I was expecting. Okay truthfully I didn’t know what to expect with her from the summary or while reading but I was left with little information about her. Anna and Toy become friends but Anna is always secretly envious of Toy. I could never really figure Toy out and was hoping for an explanation. I sort of got one but not really. Makes me wonder if we are going to get her story in another book or if that’s just it.Uses For Boys let me get emotional for its characters and where the story was going, for the most part, made me really enjoy the book but somewhere towards the end my feelings just took a turn. I felt like things happened kind of quickly all of a sudden and then it was over. The worst part for me was that I couldn’t feel any closure whatsoever. I was not a fan on how the book ended but although I sometimes think I really disliked it I just can’t say that I didn’t like it because at times I did find it great (even loved it). See… torn.

Splintered

Splintered - A.G. Howard *Originally reviewed on My Pages Of Forbidden LoveWhen I first heard about this book I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. The summary made it sound like it would be an amazing book and that is exactly what I got. I absolutely loved it. As soon as I finished it I just wanted to read it again. Thankfully I got to read Splintered on my nook but I absolutely need to go buy the physical copy. I need that cover on my shelf! Isn’t it pretty?Alyssa can hear bugs. They whisper to her. She knows it’s not normal, and it is one of the reasons her own mother lives in a mental hospital, so she hides it and silences the whispers by turning these bugs into art. She fears she is also going insane just like her mother so she keeps the whispers to herself. Everybody already knows that she is related to Alice, Lewis Carroll’s inspiration for Alice In Wonderland, and they already don’t let her forget it so she keeps the real reasons for her mothers treatment a secret from everyone, including her best friend Jeb. As the whispers continue Alyssa starts to dig into her families past and tries to find answers. Then things get worse with her mother and Alyssa knows she needs to do something to save her mother and herself from their families curse. Alyssa begins to think that maybe the curse is real and she decides to take the plunge, find the rabbit hole, and find a way to get her mom back home.I felt really bad for Alyssa having to live with wondering whether she was going to end up in an asylum like her mother. Alyssa has a scarred childhood that she doesn’t fully remember and that she doesn’t like to talk about but she still loves her mother and hates to see how much her dad misses her. It was sad when Alyssa would talk about her father and how he tried to hide how much it hurt him that her mom wasn’t with them but she could see it anyway. I also felt bad because, although it was understandable, her dad held her so close and everyone else made decisions for her. Her father and Jeb never really let her decide and do things on her own. She was sick of it and I would have been too. Mostly though it takes guts to decide to search for something you don’t really know exists and go through a journey with no idea how it will end. She didn’t really know what she was doing, people kept secrets from her, others pushed her to do what they thought she should do and she had to learn pretty much everything along the way but she kept going and didn’t give up. I loved reading about her finding herself/who she is and sticking up for herself more.One of the people, besides her dad, always making decisions for her is Jeb. Alyssa has known Jeb for years. He’s her best friend and old time crush but his new girlfriend Taelor and the fact that he makes decisions with Alyssa’s dad for her has pushed them apart slowly. His girlfriend is a bitch who is horrible to Alyssa but he can’t see it and Alyssa gets annoyed with how much he watches out for her. She thinks he acts too much like her older brother and doesn’t see her the way she wished he did. They aren’t as close as they used to be but somehow when Alyssa goes down to Wonderland Jeb is right there with her. Although, it annoyed me that he didn’t trust Alyssa to make all her own decisions I did still like Jeb. He was also an artist with a troubled childhood who had fears of following his fathers footsteps. The connection that those two had was so obvious but of course they both were in denial. I have to say Jeb was a bit pesky but he was also always there for Alyssa and I did like him.I liked Jeb but I loved Morpheus! He also has a strong connection with Alyssa, one she doesn’t completely understand but knows its there. She is drawn to him which she finds annoying but also thrilling. He was sexy and trouble. You never knew what his real motives were but he always kept things interesting and Alyssa was able to be a different person with him. I loved how he could get under everyone’s skin. He was just my favorite!Overall, the cover is gorgeous, I loved how each chapter had a beautiful design, and the writing was great. Everything was described so well. I really felt like I was watching everything unfold. While I read I felt like I was watching a movie in my head and I just couldn’t get enough of it. The Wonderland that A.G. Howard created was phenomenal. I love how she made it dark and twisted while also explaining why its not the Wonderland everyone else has read about. There were so many twists and turns which had me asking so many questions throughout the story. I was dying to know how everything would end. There was just a lot to think about and I was never 100% convinced with anybodies motives. Everything was tied together nicely though and although I can’t say I am totally happy with the ending (have to admit I am torn) I was still satisfied. I just loved it and although the book was over I just wasn’t ready for it to end. I wanted more and more. I am so happy I got to read A.G. Howard’s debut novel and I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next.

Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3)

Lover Awakened - J.R. Ward Originally reviewed on Pages Of Forbidden LoveI seriously think I am going to start all my Black Dagger Brotherhood reviews like this, I apologize for the repetitiveness in advance, but I couldn’t wait to start this book! It is only the third one but the first two just pulled me right in and I kept me wanting more. There was an incident/event at the end of Lover Eternal that left this big “Nooo!” moment for me and I was anxious to figure out what was going to come of it.When I read Dark Lover I was curious about Zsadist and then I read Lover Eternal and I couldn’t wait to read his story. He is portrayed as the scariest of the brothers, no one trusts him, and some say he is even just plain evil but there is so much under that frightening exterior. Zsadist went through a lot in his past and it left him feeling angry, dirty, and afraid. He has barriers up that no one has ever attempted to tear down. People usually take one look at him and stay the hell away so when Bella takes an interests he can’t wrap his head around why and continuously tries to push her onto his brother (who I felt bad for as well). Zsadist could really piss me off but it was understandable and I loved him.Bella is by far my favorite so far. I haven’t disliked any of the girls. I loved Beth and Mary but I think I loved Bella even more. The poor thing goes through so much. I loved how she doesn’t let Zsadist intimidate her and stands up to him. She could have easily taken one look at him, been given one push away, and given up because things definitely are not easy when it comes to these two.By far my favorite book in the BDB series so far! They just keep getting better and better. There was action and suspense right from the beginning and I swear this book was going to give me a panic attack by the end. I fell even more in love with the characters I had already been introduced to and disliked the lessers even more. I didn’t think things could get more horrible. J.R. Ward definitely added more dimensions to the story and made things even more crazy. Also, this book definitely brought on the water works. Just so sad! I almost couldn’t take it all.

Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #2)

Lover Eternal - J.R. Ward *Originally reviewed on Pages Of Forbidden LoveIf you got the chance to read my review of Dark Lover last week you already know how much I loved it. After finishing the first book in the series I couldn’t wait to dive in to this one. I must say that I loved this one just as much as the first and I can’t get enough of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I will admit that I am obsessed. Even with everything that is going on in the book and all the point of views and stories everything still managed to get all tied together nicely. I don’t know how J.R. Ward does it but in both Dark Lover and Lover Eternal there are so many characters, she keeps the old and throws in some new characters, and the story is told from multiple points of views yet it doesn’t annoy me, I don’t get confused, and I just love it all.“Fortunately for Rhage, there was an endless stream of women more than happy to oblige his needs. And sweet Jesus, the guy had them. Didn’t drink. Didn’t smoke. But he ran through the ladies like nothing Butch had ever seen.”From the start of page one I was excited and happy to be reading. Where most of th focus was put on Wrath and Beth in Dark Lover this is Rhage’s story. Rhage constantly needs some sort of release. Whether he gets it through a fight or through sex he has to have it or things can get bad rather quickly. Fortunately for him he is part of the Brotherhood so fights are inevitable and no girl would ever say no to him. Unfortunately, Rhage really wants more. He wished he knew what it would feel like to settle down with a women worthy enough and I felt bad for him. Everyone just assumed he loved the lifestyle he had to live. No one stopped to think that maybe he really hated it.“She wasn’t anything like the females he went for. And she held his attention like a marching band.”Then he meets Mary and his release issues become even more of a problem. From the first moment he met her he wanted her. For some one look is all they need but its Mary’s voice that catches his attention. He can’t get enough of it and he decides he has to know her. Even when forbidden to do just that he doesn’t back off and continues to push forward.“He closed his eyes. God, he’d give anything just to hear her say his real name once. And he wanted…damn, he wanted her naked in his bed, her head on his pillow, her body between his sheets.”Mary is human and has no idea what Rhage or the other brother are. Rhage is supposed to stay away from her for this specific reason. Mary doesn’t welcome his advances with open arms and actually tries quite hard to push Rhage away which some would think would make it easier for him to follow his orders but he was no quitter.Mary has a weight on her shoulders that she isn’t able to get rid of and she is accustomed to dealing with it on her own. She doesn’t let people close and she can’t fathom why someone like Rhage would even want to try and get close. She is definitely attracted to him but she believes she is just an average women, nothing very special, that comes with a burden. She doesn’t deserve his attention yet he keeps coming around just confusing her further.Both Rhage and Mary had things to deal with that they thought would scare the other away. Mary sometimes wanted to be closed off completely but Rhage kept trying to get closer. But as Mary began to let down her guard a little Rhage’s walls went up and Mary would retreat again. This infuriated me at times and made me feel really bad for the both of them. They both were really great and caring people that owed it to themselves to let someone else in yet they just didn’t seem to know how.Overall, great second book to the series. It was everything I hoped it would be. I still love the brothers, the lessers and Omega are still as creepy as always (more intriguing as well though), and all the little parts of other characters stories leave me wanting more. I just love how all the characters seem to have so much going on in their pasts and in their heads and I just want to know everyone’s story. The end of Lover Eternal has me going AHHH I need the next one!