New Adult Book Club Read It Review It Books RIRI#’s 13-15

Disclaimer: The information in this post has been pulled from goodreads.com.

BOOKS ON THIS WEEKS LIST

RIRI#13/ Can’t  Go Back by Marie Meyer   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2…

RIRI#Constantly Racing by Zandie Funde  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27790618

RIRI#15/16 When Separate World’s Collide Books 1 & 2 by  Izzibella Beau https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2…

WHEN SEPARATE WORLD’S COLLIDE BOOKS 1 & 2 BY  IZZIBELLA BEAU

Book Information

Genere: New Adult Paranormal Romance

When Separate Worlds Collide: Books One and Two

Synopsis: Revelations (Book 1)
What happens when two totally different people from two separate worlds collide? This is the story of Zach and Emily, their family, their friends, and what happens when the truth finally becomes known and love might not be able to save them. Welcome to West Lakes, a place where your friends and family may not be who they seem. This is a world where it’s not the dark you should be afraid of, but what could be waiting for you inside that darkness – that’s what should terrify you the most.

Seasons of Change (Book 2)
Changes are coming to West Lakes. Zach and Emily, Jacob and Madison, and Danny and Alex are destined mates. But, what is the reason for having such high ranked and powerful supernaturals coming together all at the same time?

Zach has found out who and what Emily is—will he still love her and want to be the mate of the one he was trained to hunt and kill? Emily and Zach have their love, but it may not be enough to amend for the past and prepare them for their future.

Jacob and Madison are followed by a darkness that will do anything and everything to keep them apart. As close as they are, these two are driven farther apart by circumstances they have no control over. Is this the end before it even began?

Alex and Danny are the stable minded couple of the group, but that is all about to change. Alex’s powers of being a seer are becoming more potent. Will Danny be able to save Alex from her own abilities or will the pressure placed on her to save everyone else become too much?

Season of Change will alter the world of the paranormals as they know it. Will the black magic enchantresses and Orfeo’s family of vampires be able to overcome those of white magic, shape shifters, and seers? So much has already happened, and yet so much more is yet to come that will make us believe that being of the mundane world is a much safer place.

Edition Information:  Kindle Edition, 400 pages                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Edition Language: English

Author Bio.
Born: in Pittsburgh, The United States                                                                                                                                                                                             Twitter: IzzibellaB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Genre: Romance, Romance, Ebooks                                                                                                                                                                                                Member Since: October 2013
Izzibella Beau is an author that is currently residing on a farm in the USA. She is married and has 32 children; 3 biological and 29 canine. She earned a bachelor and master degrees in criminal justice from Saint Leo University. She also has many graduate hours in the disciplines of teaching and public services. Broken: Book One of the Assumption Series is her first attempt at novel writing. Currently, this series has five books available. The first three books of the series is based on the lives of BayShore Academy high school students, Ayma and Colton. The series then continues though with each additional book focused on another dynamic character (s) from the series. When Separate Worlds Collide series is one for those who love romance and paranormal in the New Adult genre. It is one that will keep you guessing with all the twists and turns that come with living in a world filled with shifters, vampires, and enchantresses…oh my. The Breathless series has just begun with Just Once More. It promises to leave you crying, screaming, pounding your fist, and then back to crying again as not all love stories have that happy ending we all want. On a personal note, Ms. Beau enjoys writing, reading, taking long walks, playing with all her children, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. She is an animal lover and will contribute a portion of her royalties to animal rescue and shelters nationwide

MY COMMENTS

I requested this book along with two others off of the Goodreads.com New Adult Book club Read It Review It list for the week of Feb. 1 after reading the synopsis for it and knowing that I would enjoy it. However after reading the first few chapters I realised that as much as I was enjoying it I wasn’t going to be able to read it as quick as I thought I was going to be able to as it didn’t grab me immediately and make me want to read it. So that fact along with the  fact that Half Term week fell during the reading period so my son was home and being very clingy meant that I was forced to inform the book club via the book thread that I wasn’t going to be able to finish & review it within the three weeks expected, but would be able to in the next month or so.

When I have read and reviewed this Book I will add the goodreads link for the review below.

CONSTANTLY RACING BY ZANDIE FUND

BOOK INFORMATION

Genere: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Constantly Racing

Synopsis:  Eighteen year-old Jones Harrison has a great family, an amazing best friend and she just got out of high school, entering the real-world. So, what else could be missing? Jones shouldn’t miserable, right? Why would she be? Well, how about the fact that she was abandoned by her biological mother and that two years ago, she found the guy she’s always liked in the arms of the girl who bullied her throughout high school? Or did she…? Romantic and drenched in a few moments of sexy rendezvous, Constantly Racing captures the power of forgiveness, acceptance, friendship, and above all else, the healing nature of love.

Goodreads Rating Information:  Average Star Rating 3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  5 Ratings  ·                                                                           2 Reviews

Edition:      Kindle Edition, 208 pages
                     Published November 10th 2015
                     Original Title: Constantly Racing
                     Edition Language:  English

AUTHOIRR BIO.:

Zandile Funde

Born: in South Africa
Twitter: zandilefunde                                                                                                                                                  Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Influences author: Abbi Glines|4872191 ; author: Molly McAdams|6436698 ; author: …more
Member Since: October 2015                                                                     URL: https://www.goodreads.com/zandilefunde

Zandile Funde is South African author of Constantly Racing, a New Adult novel, #1 of the Racing series. She loves cooking (and eating) but dislikes the taste of peas. She is a self-proclaimed coffeeholic and an insomniac. She enjoys writing so much that she would love it to be her career. When she’s not typing away at the PC, scribbling in a journal, marathon-reading books by Abbi Glines and Molly McAdams, she is watching and silently judging movies and series because she did film studies and scriptwriting during her undergrad. Also, music makes her soul dance.

MY COMMENTS

I requested this book along with two others off of the Goodreads.com New Adult Book club Read It Review It list for the week of Feb. 1 after reading the synopsis for it and knowing that I would enjoy it. However after reading the first chapter I realised that as much as I was enjoying it I wasn’t going to be able to read it as quick as I thought I was going to be able to as it didn’t grab me immediately and make me want to read it. So that fact along with the  fact that Half Term week fell during the reading period so my son was home and being very clingy meant that I was forced to inform the book club via the book thread that I wasn’t going to be able to finish & review it within the three weeks expected, but would be able to in the next month or so.

When I have read and reviewed this Book I will add the goodreads link for the review below.

CAN’T GPO BACK BY MARIE MEYER [RIRI#13/16]

BOOK INFORMATION

GENERE: New Adult Romance

Can't Go Back
SYNOPSIS: When Jillian moved next door, she refused to get out of the car. I climbed into the backseat beside her and promised to never leave her.
Now, I’m driving her a thousand miles away, so she can leave me.

She has to go. What else would she do? Follow me and my band from one cheap bar to another, get hit on by sleazy promoters? Because Jillian would definitely get hit on. She’s the most gorgeous, talented girl I’ve ever known, and she doesn’t even see it.

This scholarship gives Jillian the chance to study at the best design school in the country. It’s what she’s always wanted. I won’t stand in the way of her dreams, no matter how much it hurts to watch her go. I just wish she wasn’t leaving without knowing the truth . . .

Good Read’s Rating Info:  Star’s  3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  93 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews

Edition Information:      Kindle Edition, 352 pages

                                            Published August 4th 2015 by Forever Yours
                                            ASIN: B00WF8IKLG
                                           Edition Language: English
Author Bio.:
Marie Meyer Born: in Belleville onJanuary 24
Twitter: MarieMwrites
Member Since: October 2009


Marie Meyer lives in southern Illinois with her husband, two daughters, and two spoiled rescue dogs. Once a college cheerleader, Marie now enjoys cheering for her girls’ gymnastics meets and soccer games. Marie received a Bachelors of Science in Education with a minor in music. Marie has been a Language Arts teacher for fourteen years and enjoys singing and playing the piano in her spare time. After spending her day in the classroom, when the sun goes down, Marie loves to escape into the pages of a good book—either reading one or writing one of her own. Marie loves to write heartfelt romances that will make you cry.

MY REVIEW

Rating: 6/10 (goodreads rating: 5 Stars)

I loved this book because from cover to cover the sensitive way that the author covered the subjects of self-harm, brain injury, love and respect made it a book that I couldn’t put down. The characters and plot were really well developed and the characters were multi-faceted which meant that I was able to connect with them on several levels.

For a more full review click the link below.

goodreads review

Goodreads New Adult Book Club Read It Review It Books Received Recently (26/1-15/2)

I received the following books since the end of January

Week of 26/1 

SLAYED ON THE SLOPES (PACIFIC NORTHWEST MYSTERIES #2) RIRI#11/16

Slayed on the Slopes (Pacific Northwest #2)

After talking her way into a job writing for Portland’s Northwest Extreme magazine, Meg Reed may now really be in over her head. Actually, about 8,000 feet over her head. . .

She’s at Mount Hood’s remote Silcox Hut, covering the the seriously hardcore Ridge Rangers– Oregon’s elite high-altitude rescue team–during their four-day winter training. Sure, Meg beefed up her outdoor skills over the summer . . . but she’s still hoping to cover the event with some hot chocolate by the cheery fireplace. Then, during a sudden blizzard, she swears she hears gunshots. No one stranded in the hut believes her . . . until self-absorbed Ridge Ranger Ben Rogers is found outside in a pool of frozen blood. Meg’s now got to find this killer quickly . . . before cabin fever does them all in!

Praise For Scene Of The Climb: “A splendid overview of the greater Portland and Columbia River Gorge region, perfect for travel buffs. Her protagonist shows promise with her determined attitude and moxie.” —Library Journal

Includes Adventure Guides!

Goodreads Rating Information: 

Edition Information: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
                                              Published March 31st 2015 by Kensington
                                              ASIN: B00OEW7562
                                              Edition Language: English
                                              Series: Pacific Northwest #2
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Review 

TOO MANY ROCK STARS (ACCESS ALL AREAS #1) RIRI #10/16

Book Information. 

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Too Many Rock Stars (Access All Areas, #1)

I don’t date rockers. Don’t sleep with them. Don’t even swap spit. I’ve been working as a band booker at Trouble — the coolest indie rock club in town — long enough to know what a bunch of screwed up, egotistical jerks they are. Some of them might seem okay at first but that’s just because they’ve learnt to hide it better than others.

That would be fine if Razer didn’t keep popping into my office, making himself so annoyingly attractive. And he only gets more insistent when the leather-clad Alex hits town.

While they compete for both rock glory and my affection, I get stuck in the middle but all I really want to do is save my job and the club.

That’s the trouble with my life: too many rock stars.

Goodreads Rating info.: 

Edition Information:  Kindle Edition, 178 pages
                                                                                               Published October 30th 2015
                                                                                               ASIN: B0164OJYMA
                                                                                               Edition Language: English
                                                                                               Series: Access All Areas #1
                                                                                                other editions:
Author Bio.:
Goodreads Author
Candy J. Starr

  Born: Australia
  Twitter: candyjstarr
  Genre: Romance
  Member Since: June 2013
Candy J. Starr used to be a band manager until she realised that the band she managed was so lacking in charisma that they actually sucked the charisma out of any room they played. “Screw you,” she said, leaving them to wallow in obscurity – totally forgetting that they owed her big bucks for video equipment hire.

Candy has filmed and interviewed some big names in the rock business, and a lot of small ones. She’s seen the dirty little secrets that go on in the back rooms of band venues. She’s seen the ugly side of rock and the very pretty one.

But, of course, everything she writes is fiction.

Review
I enjoyed the multiple pov in this book because it was nice getting the story from the point of view of the three main characters Violet, Rezza (Rock star) and Alex (Rock star) and I thought the book as a whole was a good start to what will be a good series. However I am unsure whether I will be reading the other books in the series as they come.

The authors writing was good and made me want to read the book but the plot was slightly slow and clunky at times which meant that there were times when I felt like I didn’t want to finish it, however my own determination made me finish the book so I could give a full and frank review.

For my full review on Goodreads click here

 

CHASING CRAZY BY KELLY SISKIND (RIRI #12/16)

Book Information 

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis: “Chasing Crazy isChasing Crazy an entertaining and compelling story about owning who you are. With an endearingly awkward female protagonist, a swoon-worthy male love interest, and Siskind’s superb storytelling, this is one of the best New Adult contemporary romances I’ve read to date.” ~ USA Today Bestselling author, K.A. Tucker

Dear Mom & Dad, I dropped out of school. I’m going backpacking. Sorry. Love you both.

At nineteen, Nina has endured two lifetime’s worth of humiliation. Tired of waiting for it to get better, she decides to get going—across the globe to New Zealand. There she soon faces what she most fears: a super sexy guy ready to be Nina’s next mistake.

Once Sam’s life was all about having fun. That was before the accident. Now his friends have bailed and his world is broken. But when a gorgeous girl on his flight looks at him with passion instead of pity, Sam feels his old self coming back to life.

Now traveling together, Nina and Sam know this isn’t just a fling. They’re falling fast, hard, and deep. More than anything, Sam wants Nina to forget her fears. But to help her do that he must reveal his own painful secret—and risk Nina never seeing him the same way again.

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