Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Hopeless is a book experience (It really is nothing short of an experience) that is so real and raw at times that I laughed, cried, and swooned right along with Sky.  Without giving too much away, Sky is an incredibly sheltered girl who has begged her adopted mother to start public high school for her senior year.  After a rather rotten first day, she happens to meet Holder after a trip to the grocery store.  After a couple of chance meetings, Holder's intense emotional roller coaster confuses Sky yet attracts her at the same time.  Holder does seem like he is playing with Sky in the beginning but once the story unfolds his emotions and intense feelings are explained. 
I was already a huge fan of Colleen Hoover from the Slammed Series.  I am so on a quest for a signed book.  She has a way of writing raw realistic characters that climb inside your heart and live there a long time.  She infuses the story with beautiful emotions and humor that always has me reading way past my bedtime.  Hopeless is even better than the Slammed Series.  I have no doubt that this will not only be picked up by a large publisher but I predict a movie for this one too.  There is so much strong emotional content that gives you a roller coaster ride of emotions and plot twists.  I do not want to give even a little bit of a spoiler away because this book must be experienced and savored.  I highlighted so much of this book that I don't think there is any page without a note.  I butterflying lived it.
A Couple of Fav Quotes:
"Let me inform you of something", he says in a low voice.  "The moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss.  Because if you've never felt anything when someone's kissed you, then no one's ever really kissed you.  Not the way I plan on kissing You"  ~Holder *swoon*
"But what I can't handle Sky? What drives me crazy and makes me want to put my hands and mouth all over you every single inch of you?  It's the fact that you just said 'The Jerk' is your favorite movie ever.  Now That? he drops his mouth to mine until our lips are touching.  "That's incredibly F'ing hot and I'm pretty sure we need to make out more." ~ Holder
"This kiss is just like he is--studied and never hurried" ~OMG right there.....:)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Love and Relativity by Rachel Wade

I loved this story!  I would definitely put this one in the more realistic New Adult Category.  Love and Relativity introduces you to Emma Pierce who is suffering guilt and grief from the loss of her sister from a Drunk Driver.  She is in a rut but desperately reaching toward her dream to become a marine biologist and get off of the island (Sanibel, FL).  She has a strange love/hate relationship with the small town bad boy Jackson Taylor.  Jackson and Emma are like magnets that are pulled by an electrifying attraction.  Emma feels that in order to achieve her dreams she has to stay as far away from Jackson as possible because he a playboy with a string of hearts broken all over the island.  She doesn't want to be another notch on his bedpost despite the similarities and true understanding she feels from him. 
After a disastrous weekend to Orlando, Emma ends up leaving early with Jackson.  On that truck ride home, Emma begins to open herself up to the possiblities that Jackson might not be what he appears.  Jackson has a determination and loyality to show Emma how he really feels no matter what happens.  This is a roller coaster of emotions and misunderstandings that continue to keep two stubborn people apart.  But the passion and chemistry between Jackson and Emma is flammable and ignites the reader by literally keeping a slow burn that you can't put down.  I read this in one setting and didn't want to put it down.  I had to know what would happen between them. 
Jackson is one hot book boyfriend and will stay with you long after you put the book down.  Everyone needs a little passion and loyality like Jackson in their life.  This is a must read and will be up there with the likes of Beautiful Disaster by Jaime McQuire, Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarrity, and Taking Chances by Molly McAdams.  A must read for anyone who loves their bad boys with a heart of passion.