Sunday, July 29, 2012

Crash by Nicole Williams

Title:  Crash

Author: Nicole Williams

My Rating: 5 Stars

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Summary (from

Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He's got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now.

Jude's everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she's about to find out, is the only thing she's incapable of.

For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love's about to become the thing that tears them apart.

My Review:

Nicole Williams has done it again! Each and every book she writes, she manages to pull at my emotions and make me fall in love with the characters. CRASH and Jude Ryder are no exception to this!

Nicole Williams hooked me as a fan for life with her Eden series so I jumped the second this book came out. Unfortunately, life kept me from devouring it right away. It was excruciating seeing all the reviews come in about it being so great and there I sat only at 16% with no time to go any further. So the first weekend I had free of baseball, I designated as "sit on my a$$" weekend and I was able to delve into the book and immerse myself in the world of Jude and Lucy.

And what a world it was! I loved Jude, I hated Jude. I felt sorry for Lucy, I wanted to slap Lucy. I loved Sawyer, I hated Sawyer. My emotions were all over the place and I wasn't sure which way I wanted them to go. The minute I thought I knew, a wrench was thrown in and I changed my mind.

This book was pure perfection to me. Bad boy, good girl, sketchy pasts, frustration, angst, love, and an ending that pulls it all together in a satisfying way.

If you love Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire or Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles, I highly recommend you read this book. If you like a story with a bad boy/good girl combination, I highly recommend this book. Heck, if you like a book that will grab you and keep you entertained until the end, I highly recommend this book.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Book Synopsis: Don't Panic by Lindsay Paige

Young author, Lindsey Paige has just released the synopsis of her new book, DON'T PANIC that is due out in ebook form this October.

Samantha Branson is having severe anxiety attacks. Her heart beats unusually fast, her breath quickens and her hands sweat. Every detail screams in the head that she is the center of unwanted attention. Everyone can hear her thoughts, her heart and her breathing. The silence of the classroom is so loud that focus is impossible. 

After an attack lands her in the wrong bathroom, Sam meets Eli who offers to provide help. Faced with the return of her possessive ex-boyfriend and the blossoming of a new romance, Sam must find the strength inside herself to face her anxieties head on.

Be sure to add this one to your Goodreads shelf so you can jump on it when it is released!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Chance Encounters by J. Sterling

Title:  Chance Enounters

Author: J. Sterling

My Rating: 4 Stars

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Summary (from

Caroline Weber was a normal girl who thought she had her life figured out. After graduating from college in New York, she moved to San Francisco with her boyfriend, Clay. Everything in her life felt perfect. There wasn't anything she would change...

...until she met Jackson Parks.

Is it possible that a chance meeting with a stranger can make you question EVERYTHING you thought you wanted? Caroline tries to carry on with her life as if nothing has changed...but the truth is, nothing can ever be the same.

Chance Encounters is an emotional love story about trusting and following your heart, even when it's leading you down a difficult path.

Sometimes other hearts have to break in order to keep yours intact.

My Review:

I love YA and I love contemporary romance - this book is like getting both in one. It is written in a YA style but the characters are older than your typical YA book. a.k.a This book is right up my alley.

Chance Encounters is about love at first site, it's about wondering if you are with the right person, it is about taking chances, and it is about breaking hearts. I think my favorite line from the book was "Sometimes other hearts have to break in order to keep yours intact."

I have been in a bit of a book slump lately, with it taking me far too long to get through a book. I started this book and finished it within 24 hrs. The story was sweet, emotional, and entertaining - the perfect mix to break my reading slump.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that loves a love triangle, love at first sight, and a happily ever after. Can't wait to read more from Miss Sterling!