Feb 10, 2013

REVIEW: Beauty from Pain (Beauty, #1) by Georgia Cates

Stumbled upon this one actually and so glad I did. After reading the synopsis I knew I had to get this book and I wasn't disappointed. This story was everything I was looking for. Since the phenomena that is Fifty Shades, I've been into alpha male heroes and torrid affairs with loads of angst and this one though not BDSM and not conventional, it totally works and the relationship is totally different from that of our fav fictional couples.

Laurelyn Prescott has just gone through a rough spot in her personal life. Her family situation is messed up too, so when her best friend Addison offers her 3 months down under, its a welcome distraction.

Jack Henry McLachlan is a multimillionaire in the wine business and he's not into relationships. He does purely physical relationships for short periods of time with women who know they deal from the get-go and he uses a fake name.

So when Jack's looking for lucky number 13, he stumbles upon a brunette beauty singing so beautifully that he can't help but be captivated by her. So when he decides she'll be the one for the foreseeable months, Laurelyn has no chance.

Initial thoughts: As I started this I was so intrigued that I didn't want to put it down. 
As it went on: This story just got better as it went on. I loved that Laurelyn didn't give in at first. I mean he was a complete stranger and he told her upfront that the name he'd give her wouldn't be his real name. He could have been another Ted Bundy for all she knew. Surprising but welcome, Laurelyn has a very sexy workout routine.(wink)

I was right with her in deciding to not give him her real name as well. He wanted them to be as detached from each other emotionally as possible and by doing that she showed that she wasn't going to make their "relationship" any more than what it was.

She slowly began to break down his walls and it was so painful, the end of the story. Cliffhanger types hurt me because I have months for the second "Beauty from Surrender."

The chemistry and the love scenes were so steamy and you could feel it, that tension, the underlying feelings beneath the surface. She made him break his rules and she made him feel . . . for her!

In so many books, the sex overshadows the budding relationship between the two leads. There's sometimes so much sex and not enough story but here there was a complete balance with Jack and Laurelyn. He didn't only want sex with her, he wanted to know her and take her places. They had real conversations.

I don't want to ramble on too much more, but I'm really excited for the next book after how this one ended. I wish I could read it right now, I so want to know what happens next!

MUST READ. I HIGHLY recommend it!

4.5/5 FANTASTIC STARS!

COVER REVEAL: MACRIEVE (Immortals After Dark, #13) by Kresley Cole

OMG! Another installment in the Immortals After Dark series! I can't hardly wait. I've read every single one of the novels in this series and you can bet I'm gonna' be all over this one like white on rice! (cliche I know. lol).


So here's the highly anticipated cover of Macrieve that Ms Cole only just revealed after teasing us with puzzle pieces! 
It's gorgeous! Can't take my eyes of his mesmerizing eyes!




It's one of those WOW covers. Right?
According to Kresley Cole FB page the release date is 5/9/2013.



Synopsis:
Uilleam MacRieve, a centuries-old Lykae warrior, was captured, caged, and experimented on by a shadowy human order, along with other immortals. During a prison break that devolved into one of the bloodiest massacres in recent history, he escapes. But the aftermath of his unspeakable torture preys on his damaged mind, while the wolf inside him roars for vengeance and carnage. In the days leading up to the full moon, can MacRieve rein in his beast, even when he encounters his mate—a vexingly impossible female unlike anything he’d ever dreamed for himself?
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads page).



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Feb 3, 2013

Coming February 2013 . . .

So we're officially in the second month of 2013 and I'm making my first blog post for this month. There are so much books that us book lovers are looking forward to. Continuations of our favorite series or highly anticipated standalones.
So I've complied a list of books that are expected to be out this month though sometimes release dates change. Some times the books come out earlier and sometimes the release date gets pushed back. So I'll update the list as time moves along.


  1. Blaze (or Love in the times of Supervillians) by Laurie Boyle Crompton- February 1st 2013
  2. Rush (Breathless, #1) by Maya Banks- February 5th 2013
  3. Hot Ticket (Sinners on Tour, #3) by Olivia Cunning - February 5th 2013
  4. Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer- February 5th 2013
  5. The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3) by Richelle Mead - February 12th 2013
  6. Grounded (Up in the Air, #3) by R.K. Lilley - February 12th 2013
  7. Override (Glitch, #2) by Heather Anastasiu - February 12th 2013
  8. Mind Games (Mind Games, #1) by Kiersten White- February 19th 2013
  9. The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist- February 21st 2013
  10. Never Forget (Memories, #1) by Emma Hart- February 22nd 2013
  11. Never too far (Fallen too Far, #2) by Abbi Glines- February 26th 2013
  12. Illicit by Opal Carew- February 26th 2013
  13. Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers, #2) by Michelle Rowen- February 26th 2013























Can you wait for all these awesome upcoming releases. I certainly can't but I will. I'll add more to the list as the month moves along. In the meantime, happy reading, friends!

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