Friday, October 25, 2013

Honor & Betray (Honor #4) by Teresa Mummert

Honor & Betray tells what happens after William proposes to Emma from his point of view.

There are two sides to every story.

William has learned how to love, but his dark secrets could change everything.
With a horrible accident and the loss of another loved one,
their relationship hangs by a string.
As secrets begin to unravel, will William be able to hold on to Emma,
or will he lose everything?



3 Stars

I was so eager to read the story from William's perspective but I was very disappointed. 

Soo... The only answer I got from this book was who killed J. At the end it left me wondering the same as the one before this one...Did he remembered? Sometimes it looked as if he did and other like he didn't. After the accident we only see Stephen at the end. Does it mean he has selective memory and he doesn't remember the women in his life but only his friend and family?

"...Stephen stepped closer to us, stack of papers in hands. He smiled at me knowingly, and I smirked." - WTF! 

I love books with different POV's but I practically read the same story but with a bit of lies and murder tendencies from William's side. Not that I don't like it but this series could have been made in 3 books with both POV's in each one. Now we'll have to wait a year or so again to see what happens next and how William will get away with all his crimes and lies and not losing Emma in the process.

Carter Reed by Tijan

Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by the boyfriend. She had two choices. Call the cops and be killed by his family’s mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her. Carter Reed. He’s a weapon for the rivaling mafia family, but he’s also Emma’s secret. Not only was he best friends with her brother, but she’s the reason he became that weapon in the first place.




I was going to give this book 4 stars instead of 5 because I can't believe this is a standalone and it doesn't seem there will be a sequel or something else. But I had almost a full week to think better. ;)

Oh My...Carter Reed *sigh*

What can I say about this one... Meet Christian Grey, Gideon Cross, Ethan Blackstone in one book. He was freaking perfect and I loved it. This book had everything from lust, friendship, murder, action, drama, passion, romance.

"As soon as we get home. You won't walk for a week." 

Emma walks into her apartment to find her roommate is being raped by her boyfriend. She makes a decision that will change her and her roommates life forever. She has to go look for the only person that can truly help her. The one person who will kill any person that gets in his way or who is a threat for her. The person that she was supposed to find after her brother's death. Carter Reed.

I went from room to room and I sliced their throats. When that didn't work and there were too many of them, I used their guns on them." 

After 10 years Carter Reed has made a name for himself. People call him the "Cold Killer". Yes. He made sure to kill everyone who was involved in killing Emma's brother and some others. He owns a private non vanilla night club and other companies. He is believed to work to the Mob which he does.

Emma finds herself in a tough decision. Leave her friends and stay in Carter Reed's house and be part of the Mob or stay with her friends and be a sitting duck. After her brother, how was she able to stay alive so many years without people trying to find her? That's a question only Carter Reed can answer. Not even Emma who finds herself pulled to this H-O-T ass man knows why he entered the business. He sees in Emma his best friends sister and something more...And there is a reason he knows her every move. Scary, Stalkerish but who cares. He'll do everything for her. I would love to have a man like that! *swoon* 

I can't tell more because then I would be spoiling everything but this is a must read. I really loved this story. I read several reviews where people say that at the beginning they were having trouble to understand the story or something like that. I get what they mean. At the beginning Emma is revisiting memories from what her bother told her in the past. What I recommend to the writer is to edit the book and put those memories in italic, underline or something so we can know it's something the heroine remembers from the past and not the present. 

I would love to see more of Noah and Theresa. Their relationship was hilarious. All the bantering and bickering.

"That was a private conversation."
"Not real private when I can hear every damn word. Stop whining, Theresa. I have every intention of bending you over tonight." 

And there was something else at the end about Amanda with Gene?

"Color warmed her cheeks before she jerked her gaze away".

I would also like to know if this book is going to available for paperback anytime soon and the author to write a sequel or novella or something because I think a lot of things were left inconclusive.  *sigh*

Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5) by Colleen Hoover

This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone. 

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.

***Amazon Freebie*** Thank You Colleen!


This woman never disappoints.
This woman knows exactly how to play with your feelings.
This woman makes you feel all the love the characters have for each other and in an instant she crushes your heart and makes you cry and feel the angst and all the shit the characters are going through.

"...In the course of five seconds, we go from extremely awkward to kind of comfortable, like we do this all the time." ..."Like she's Tinkerbell and I'm Peter Pan." ..."Maybe she can be like Cinderella and I'll be her Prince Charming." Yeah, I like that fantasy better. 

I haven't laughed with a book so much this year than this one. It was fucking hilarious and I couldn't stop laughing of course up until the last 20% before everything shatters. :(

"You should have told me I should date her, then I more than likely wouldn't have been interested. But you had to go and make her forbidden, didn't you." 

From the moment Daniel meets Six he falls head over heels for her. She likes him too much also for just knowing him less than a day.

Daniel is his charming self just like in Hopeless & Losing Hope...Wait, No! He is better. He has no shame. Obviously a personality he was inherited from his parents. Seriously! They rock.

How can 100 pages make you feel so much love and pain at the same time?

This is me feeling heartbroken somewhere in this book...

I  really hope this books get translated to Spanish so I can show my friends the wonderful stories Colleen Hoover writes. This novella was amazing.

Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) by Colleen Hoover

In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.



5 + Speechless stars!

THAT ENDING beat the one in the first book. That letter was heartbreaking but gave closure too.

We get to see Holder's POV in this one. You might think what is the point of reading the same story from other character's perspective, but I can assure you, you will not regret doing so. You get to see more of Daniel (Holder's friend) and his alliance with Breckin while he's having his Sky break. Holder writes letters to his sister in a notebook she left in her room. The letters he writes to her are so honest, amusing, and painful that I cried in almost all of them.

After his sister's incident, Holder has been having a very volatile personality and that scared the shit out of Sky.

"As much as I hate that I can't hit girls today, I hate the fact that I can't punch teachers even more." Yeap! That's Holder.

Holder finds in Sky similarities with his long lost friend Hope and he is in constant struggle with his emotions because he wants her to be Hope but at the same time he wants her to be only Sky. I loved how passionate he was about his family and friends and how he loved his relatives unconditionally. 

We get to see his past and more about him and Hope when they were kids as well as his sister story. He can't let go of that guilty feeling that what happened to his sister was all his fault so he copes trying to protect Sky. 

I Lived this book! Yeah! I wrote Lived so what?! Read it so you know what I'm talking about. It was perfection. The perfect closure at its finest. Yeah! no spoiler other than the fav quotes/moments below. Please read it. Even when we get the much of the same story from the first book, which is the same story duh! It's completely different from Holder's perspective.

The teasing and banter never stops! I Live it.! 

And between all the emotional commotion he was able to find peace and Hope.

My words will never give this book justice... 

***Spoiler Alert ***

"My attention is constantly homed in on her like I'm a compass and she's my North."

"You want some water or do you want to continue pretending you can stomach that vegan shit?"

"You probably faked passing out the other day, just so you could be carried in my hot, sweaty, manly arms."

"You're way hotter when you aren't speaking."

"She's flat out rude to me and I love it."

"Your logic terrifies me," she says. "I sort of don't find you attractive anymore."
Challenge Accepted 

"It's okay mom," I hear Breckin say as he opens the door further. "He's not here for my gay parts."

"So I kept my arms wrapped around her and I said, 'I hate everybody too, Cinderella.' We were still in..." 
"Wait, wait, wait," Breckin says, interrupting the story. "You called her Cinderella? What the hell for?"
Daniel shrugs. "We were in a janitor's closet. I didn't know her name and there were all this mops and brooms and shit and it reminded me of Cinderella, okay? Give me a break."

Hopeless (Hopeless #1) by Colleen Hoover

Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.


5 + Heart Shattering, Breathtaking stars!!!!! 

This damn book was AMAZING! The Edge of Never kind but twisted and fucked up. 

There was so much sexual tension between the two characters up to half of the book or so. I understood  why so much platonic treatment andby the end the meaning of her emotional detachment (poor sky, it sucked) but still it is one of the best books/series I have ever read. And it was hilarious, sad, and embarrassing as well.

This book deserves my "book boyfriend, favorite-books, favorite-series, to-read-again, twisted, and twisted-as-fuck" bookshelves. It is so wrong and so good at the same time *sigh*

This book made me laugh and cry so, so much... I wasn't expecting so much tears. Unfortunately I love reading and the plot was so very addictive.

Holder always had a way to make Sky feel uncomfortable in a good/bad way. The bickering and banter between them was just too funny. This is one of few stories that I think I know what is happening but three chapters later the book takes a left turn instead of right and so on.

You will judge the integrity, morale and state of mind of some characters and even when they did wrong or broke the law you feel sympathy for them. This an emotional gray story because nothing is black or white.

You won't understand Holders behavior until the end... and then to fully understand what he went through you'll have to read "Losing Hope" Because yeah! that book tells the same story but with Holder's POV and then some other secrets are revealed there. 

Why I waited so long to read this Series? God just knows... This story makes you appreciate what you have given in life, good and bad.

***Spoiler Alert***

Fav Quotes/Moments:

"Tell your daddy's I said thank you."

"In all seriousness, Sky. I noticed you in class today and it's obvious you're new here, too. And after seeing the stripper money fall out of your locker before fourth period, then witnessing your non-reaction to it, I knew we were meant to be. Also, I figured if we teamed up, we might prevent at least two unnecessary teenage suicides this year. So, what do you say? Want to be my very bestest friend ever in the whole wide world?"

"He flashes me his dimple-laden grin and faint. No... Literally. I fainted. And based on the ache in my shoulder and the dirt and gravel embedded in my cheek, it wasn't a beautiful, graceful fall."

"Your cookies suck ass. And you're really not that pretty."

"There's nothing like the guilt you feel when there's room in your heart to love evil."

And... That fucking ending... I got chills and tears and EVERYTHING!!!! I read it over and over again. It was just so sad and beautiful together.

"And once again in my new world full of heartache and lies, this hopeless boy somehow finds a way to make me smile." 

Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters

A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough. 

“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.  For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror. 

Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.

Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?

Coming Septemeber 2013 with help by Black Firefly (lighting the way with self-publishing)




I just found my newest book boyfriend. And he might be at the top of them all. I'm in love with Q.

58 Stockholmy perfect stars! I couldn't stay away from this book enough time to make updates about my reading trip.

What can I say about this story...I heard it was awesome and had it on hold since last month because honestly I was waiting for the sequels of other series and I didn't believe it was THAT good and I've seen a lot of reviews both good and bad. Speaking of bad I read people are saying this book is not captive in the dark dark. WTF! of course is not captive in the dark. That is why the book is called Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters not Captive in the dark by C.J. Roberts. Two different writers, two different stories. It doesn't mean that because is not CITD dark it's not dark in it's own unique way. It can't be even compared to Consequences. So please people do not compare these stories. I am a fan of CITD and love Caleb. I am a fan of Consequences and I love Tony. I am now "Captive" for Tears of Tess story and Q is the bomb. Anyway, my goodreads bestie Soenid said: Fernanda you have to read this book and she was so eager for me to read it that she send it as a gift through Amazon and so I started...

I couldn't stomach the first 15% of the book. I wanted to close it and never look back. Everything that was happening to Tess was horrible and very clinical and I know what the writer portrayed there doesn't come close to what really happens when a woman is abducted and sold for sexual slavery. I felt Tess's angst for the situation she was in and how guilty she felt about what was happening thinking it was her fault. Also the people that kidnapped her treated her like crab including beating her for not obeying ( Yeiiii Tess! Thank you for never giving up). On top of that I went for vacations last month to that specific place where she went with her boyfriend and thank God I didn't read it before leaving otherwise I wouldn't have been able to get out of the hotel room bhahaha. Focus Fernanda! 

TOT is written from her POV. She is a strong aussie girl and she is in opposite sides with her boyfriend. Being an unwanted child and not being close to her family makes her clingy and try to please him even when she wants to try "different" things in bed that he doesn't. She doesn't want to be alone and she is his emotional support system since his parents died. But he is so B-O-R-I-N-G.

After all the shit that she has to endure with her kidnappers she is sold. And then Oh My!!!!!! 

Master Q comes into the picture. She is given to him through circumstances he is not going to discuss with her. I haven't been able to fin the perfect Q picture that can make him justice.

"Stop. If she doesn't want to bow, then don't force her."
... "She may crawl if she wishes," he murmured. 

From the moment they met she refuses to acknowledge him as her master, and as her owner and embraces her Devil-may-care attitude.

"I have no master, let me go". 

This of course gives Q the hots for sassy Esclave . Because stubbornness is this woman best friend and she refuses to give him the last of her possessions...

"...seeing as you refuse to tell me your name, you'll be called escalve until you do. If you are going to learn French, let that be your first word." 

There's something mysterious about Q. He seems compassionate but dominant and sadistic at the same time. Hope it makes sense. Sometimes I wanted to love the guy, others kill him, fuck him, kiss him, punch him in the guy, love him again. You know the drill. These two are fucked up with capital F. Q is a controlling, domineering, alpha sexy H-O-T male. He wants her to submit to him. He has been fighting his urge all his life but it is so difficult not to get off with this woman's sassy mouth. He is a monster and Tess doesn't know that with her attitude she has trapped herself in the monsters den.

"... He may be able to molest me, but he wouldn't stay whole while he did." 

Even with his possessive sadistic ways you will love him. I know I did. There's just something about him. Under the I-don-give-a-fuck-i-am-your-master persona he seems to be a good man. That is why this story is a complete roller-coaster. You get him, you don't, you love him, then you don't, you want to fuck him, then don't (That's a lie, you ALWAYS want to fuck him). That just sums Tess's feelings.

"Two things I wanted the most in the world: for Q to die a miserable death, and for him to fuck me." 

OH My God! and the sex scenes!

WTF! So fucking H-O-T! Seriously! Be ready to open a window when you read it because you won't be able to see your book from all the steam Ugh!!!

"I am Ami, Esclave" 

Between those two I don't know who's more fucked up. Both have dark desires and not want to cave in them. So by the end you'll see a different side of well just read it! I guarantee you won't be disappointed. He has a beautiful heat beneath all the shit he has done.

"Nous sommes les uns des autres" 

I can't wait for Quintessentially Q!!!!!