lunes, 28 de abril de 2014

"If You Loved Me" by Vanessa Grant

Esta es la última reseña del mes, por lo tanto la última que entra en el concurso. Me comprometí a hacer otra para dentro de 10 días, pero después de esa me retiro por un tiempo... me cuesta escribir cuando es una obligación jajajaja.


If You Loved Me ~ Vanessa Grant
4 stars

**Free ebook in exchange for an honest review**

Be aware: my opinions may contain veiled spoilers, so read at your own risk!

I have to say, this was a love story like I haven't read in years!
I'm a bit sick of all the sex and drama that it's been used in romance books lately. Is like, if there isn't a huge trauma from the past and a super hot tattoed hunk or a Mr. Sexy Money on the plot, the story won't work. I mean, come on!!

If You Loved Me is a great story because is more realistic, because is about two people that loved each other in the past and are reconnected 20 years later --when they're responsible adults-- and all that was between them comes back up like an unstoppable fire. But their lives are so different there's no way a relationship would work for them. They knew that as teenagers and they know it now. Still, there is a force pulling them together that neither of them can control.

There were a couple of things I didn't loved, but is not like there were that bad. I mean, first the whole thing with her son being missing... the part where they find the boys it was a bit too easyly resolved, I think, because after all that tension and fear it only took like two pages to have it all sorted out... I believe it could have been better, but I also understand that the story wasn't really about that, it was about Emma and Gray, so they needed to finish what they'd started.
Second, both of them are very stubborn people that are fixated in the fact there is no way to unify their worlds. But then an explanation coming out of Gray's past is what brings it all to a perfectly round end... I mean, he was a complicated man who didn't want to admit his feelings, but I don't think it was necessary to "explain" his attitude with a childhood drama, I think they could have figured it out together if they'd really wanted to.

Leaving that aside, I loved this story, it was mature and sexy and realistic and... and I just loved it :D

martes, 22 de abril de 2014

"The Heart Knows What The Heart Wants" by Lori L. Clark

Continuando con las reseñas, acá les dejo otra que acabo de leer.


The Heart Knows What The Heart Wants
2.5 stars
Free ebook in exchange for an honest review.


I think I could have given this book more stars... if it wasn't for the ending.

I really liked the story, Star is a broken girl that doesn't know who she is anymore and lives her life in a haze produced by her abusive boyfriend and her "man-dependant" mother. Until one day she snaps out of it and runs away. 
Shane is a kid that had to grow up way too fast and, of course, made a hell of a mess trying to do it. He finally puts his life together but he's still a bit lost... until he meets Star.
Up until here, good.

Now, at the begining Star is portrayed as someone who's been through a whole lot and has a few cross wires in her head --like enjoying sex with someone that has just beat her up-- but as soon as she leaves town she seems someone entirely different. When she starts her new life she's suddenly more shy, less sexual or aggresive... she's kind of a lamb... and someone in that position should be more guarded and suspicious, shouldn't it? Or at least not capable of trusting complete strangers from day one, no matter how good those people are. I just didn't get exactly who she was. 

Still, I liked the story and I was about to give it 4 or maybe 4.5 stars... until I read the last 3 chapters: Ugh! 
The whole scene when she's attacked by Derek, a scene that we were basically waiting the whole book because we knew he was going to find a way to get to her sooner or later... it was described really fast, like if the author just wanted to get it over with. The rape wasn't even uncomfortable to read because it was just another of Derek sex scenes (he has more sex on the book than the main couple), and the same is applied to his death or Shane and Star's "reunion" in the hospital. There's no mention whatsoever of her recovery or how much time passed until their wedding or her medical problems to conceive, which were magically resolved. 

That was no way to end a book that was going pretty well, all things considered. I'm just saying.

sábado, 5 de abril de 2014

"Be My Eyes" by Dustin Stevens

A continuación les dejo mi reseña de un libro que acabo de leer porque al hacerlo participo para ganar plata para comprar más libros online. Si, lo se, soy una interesada jajajaja, pero con los problemas que hay para comprar en dolares en mi país una tiene que hacer lo que sea para poder mantener viva la lectura. Así que acá estoy, de pronto aprendiendo a escribir reseñas para ver si me gano unos dolares en Amazon, por lo tanto la reseña está en inglés. Pueden utilizar el traductor que está al final de la página para leerla en español ;)


Be My Eyes ~ Dustin Stevens

3.5 stars

**Free Ebook in exchange for an honest review**

This was a really good story... Is just that, even though I read the summary and everything, it wasn't exactly what I was expecting to read, so it took me a while to realize how good it really was. That's kinda the strongest reason why I didn't give it more stars.
The beggining was a bit slow... Actually, I think the whole book was slow, but that was just the rythm of the story. The problem is that I was hoping it would go a bit faster :S

This is a story of life, second chances, friendship, family, loss and love. Is a story about a simple girl with a simple life and to whom lady luck did not dealt a nice hand. This is also the story of a guy that could have made more of his life, but he's stuck in the one lousy moment he got in life and can't get out of it. And this is the story of how the girl helps him out of his self imposed cage and he helps her live a little before is too late, while in the meantime they fight like dogs, hahaha. 

It's a great story with an important message. Is not the kind of story I was hoping to read and it wasn't until I got to about 60% of the book that I actually started reading non-stop. I think the slow pace of it might be a problem for some people, but to those I say: don't stop reading!! The last half gets better and the ending is completely worth it ;)