The Book Boyfriend Tag

Howdy!

I’ve been wanting to do this tag for a few months now, but I’ve needed time to think about my answers a bit. You’d think I would have all of my favorite book boyfriends straight but I don’t. I wish I had maybe then this post would have been a lot easier for me!

I found this tag on Jayati’s blog, so you’ll have to go visit it afterwards. She’s done a few others in the past that I have thought about doing too, but one step at a time here! Let’s start this post shall we?

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Be creative and have fun with your answers!

Most Romantic Boyfriend

I feel like Augustus Waters or Gus from John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars is probably the most romantic dude that still haunts my mind but in a good way! He was so charming and he really pulled me into the story. I still think Ansel Egort was the perfect Gus because he had that cute baby face that I pictured for Gus everytime I would continue on. The end of his story about killed me but I still love him!

Dark & Moody Bad Boy With A Good Side

I think I have to say, Will Traynor of Me Before You. He is the only one–besides Damon Salvatore–that goes well with this question. .

Will was a troubled man after he become paralyzed, one of the things that he let himself do was become very bitter with his new life. He hated being the way he was and even though I understand where he is coming from, I also feel like he just gave up on everything. However, he was still charming and full of humor which is how he and Lou got so close because they basically matched with their personalities.

Paranormal Boyfriend

The only one that came to my mind was Stefan Salvatore. I have always loved Stefan! He was the one that initially got me interested in The Vampire Dairies. I don’t think any of my family actually believes that since I love Ian Somerhalder so much but I have always loved Stefan’s story compared to Damon’s .He had a good heart, thanks to Lexi of course, and I really wish I had completed the Stefan’s Dairies now!

Boy You’d Be Friends With Benefits With

Oh boy! This is actually really difficult because I have a couple as sad as it is. My answer at the moment is Sedric Lionheart from the Sinners Of Tour series by Olivia Cunning. Between him and Eric Sticks, they’re both members of the casual sex team. I still prefer Sed over Eric, even though I love drummers more than lead singers,. I mean, I am my mother’s daughter after all!

Your Soul Mate

I think I will forever have a weakness for the cool, slightly gorgeous high school boys and I definitely love Josh from To All The Boys I’ve Loved by Jenny Han. I did the same thing as Lara Jean and tried to stay far away from my sister’s exes. You can continue to be friends with them, but you can never date them, I’m in my late 20’s and that’s still a rule that I go by!

Boyfriend You’d Venture Anywhere With

The first person I thought of was Ron Weasley, mostly because I would want to explore the magical world outside of London and Scotland, which is a little shocking for me to say because I love England’s history in general but I just want to see what other places in the world through his eyes I guess!

Boyfriend You’ Want To Be Stranded On A Desert Island With

Hmmmm… I am torn between Ash from Roxy Sloane’s book The Invitation and Trey from the band “Sinners” in Olivia Cunning’s series that I’ve mentioned many times in this post already! Trey is my favorite out of everybody, while Jace is probably second in line.

What is clever about this though is that if I could get both of them on the island, it would work out pretty well for Trey anyways because he’s bisexual. I don’t know if Ash would object on it, but I would be a happy camper if it worked out to my advantage!

Most Badass Boyfriend

The only one I thought worked with this, was Marc of the Kaylpso Masters’s series Rescue Me Saga since he rescued Angelina from her crazy and abusive ex-boyfriend. Technically, all of the guys featured in the series are badasses, but I think Marc is my favorite of the bunch!

Well I think I am done. If you enjoy doing easy blog tags, then you should definitely try this one out on your blog. If you actually decide to do it, please link it back to mine so I can take a look at your answers! I felt like a teacher saying that, but I would like to check out the books you’ve read too!

Do you have any book boyfriends? Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned above? If you have any suggestions that you think I should check out, let me know!

The Cake Flavored Book Tag!

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It’s been a long time since I’ve done a tag, and I’ve been searching for fun things to post on here that wouldn’t consist of me doing a lot of thinking (much less move around!) so I have been reading other blogs in the last month and I have somebody who loves tags just as much as I do, and that is Shaa and she is a book blogger, so majority of the tags she’s done are about her favorite books. I checked it out, and I thought this would be a really fun thing to do. It is similar to the Books & Cookies tag I did a couple of months ago, but this is about cakes so how I can turn this down?!

Chocolate – A dark book that you loved

I thought about this question quite a bit because the word “dark” can literally mean different genres. At least I think it does, so I came up with two books that I think are “dark” in every sense of the word and they are Helter Skelter: The True Story Of The Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry and Night by Elie Wiesel. I remember reading both books in my Novels class and was absolutely floored by the horror each one discussed so that’s my answer.

Vanilla – A light read

This one was somewhat easier on me. However, there is more darkness to the story, but it is a very short book. I read this story while I was in my Short Stories class, literally a semester after completing the Novels course! It is The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It’s about 64 and a really haunting read if you’re into that sort of thing!

Red Velvet – A book that gave you mixed emotions

Oh boy! There’s only one book that belongs with this question and it is The Ring and The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz. I thought the story of Princess Marie-Victoria was really good but unfortunately there was way too much information and far too many characters to keep up with so I had a love/hate relationship with the book itself.

Strawberry – A sweet book

A sweet book. Hmmmm…. I think I would have to say To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I really loved that book. It just brought me back to my high school days and I really enjoyed being able to look back at those memories with a smile instead full of regret as I use to do! I really need to get back to reading the sequel sometime. I might wait to reading it in the summertime. That sounds like a good idea!

Cheesecake – A book that you would recommend to anyone

Oh jeez. I have a lot of books that I would recommend to people, but I think if anyone wants to experiment with the erotica genre, and use something else besides Fifty Shades; maybe you consider Roxy Sloane’s novella series The Invitation. The first book is just 50 pages but it’s page turner and if you love British men, this will be right up your alley, trust me!

Coffee Cake – A book that you started but never finished

On my Goodreads profile, I have a total of five books that I’ve started by never finished but I think the two that have bothered me the most are Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Aszkaban by J.K. Rowling and Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. The reason why I haven’t finished HPATPOA is because the movie has probably been my favorite out of the entire series, so I have trouble with comparing them side by side thus I’ve never been able to complete it. The other one is mostly because I go in and out of fantasy/magic genre. Originally, I stopped because I wanted a break… oops!

Carrot Cake – A book with great writing

Personally, I think there are at least three books that have had really great writing and they are: The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (again!), Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, and Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. The reason why I’ve chosen these three stories are because I thought they each have their good notes, but the one common bond they all share is that you can clearly picture everything that is going on within the story. I have a permanent image and to each one of them.

In The Yellow Wallpaper, I still have a sense of grief and am completely terrified to see anything on my walls. Whereas Me Before You brings me hope of understanding emotionally and physically as a  disability person. And finally, Red Queen means a lot for me. The fact that the writing itself was so vivid that I could see Mare running away, basically ducking and jumping out of a window; this somehow made me want to write a story with that much action and detail.

If you like mixing cake with books, you should do this tag too! Link it back to me if you remember, okay? Have you read any of the books I listed above?

Book Review: Burn For Me by Lauren Blakely

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This book here on the left is a book I got for free on Amazon a few weeks ago. It was longer than the other two I had gotten days prior. I have never read a erotica novel about both firefighters or by Lauren, so this was a first for me on both ends. I definitely don’t regret not getting this book, but sadly by the last few chapters it was fairly difficult to get back in after my breaks. Once I did get interested into it again, all of my love I got for it in the beginning was there to greet me with open arms.

This book was about the point of views of the two main characters, Smith Grayson, the sexy/dirty mouthed/country boy/firefighter. Smith has some surprises up his sleeve, he’s not like every other hottie, this dude has some interesting loves. He knows he’s not the kind of guy a woman would take home to “meet the family” but he loves Jamie and wants to share that there’s more to him than his looks and sex. Jamie Lansing is the barmaid and she is the younger sister of Diane, who’s had some recent troubles with her ex, they were best friends before and then things went under and they broke up and now everytime she finds things out about their past relationship and about his affairs, she cries and leans on her baby sister. Anyways, Jamie is a different kind of woman, she loves poetry, sonnets, and Mad Libs. After listening time after time to Diane’s crying fits about her ex, she doesn’t want to fall for her best friend Smith, but she is perfectly fine with being his friend with benefits.

This was the first book after reading two novellas in between it. Which might’ve been a bad idea in a way because it took me forever to get myself to read it. I’d want to read it but I think I just skimmed through parts, because honestly the only parts that I liked were the sex scenes and romance parts. Out of all topics to put in books, Shakespeare had to be apart of this one. This might’ve been my reason why skimming through it because I’m not a big fan of poems especially old poems. Other than that, the other subjects in the story seemed to be rushed. I wanted to know more about their family lives, the story was mostly about Tennyson and her love of that character and the ending of the whole was quite cheesy and like the chick-flick movies. Even though I had some notes of the book, it wasn’t THAT bad. I really liked it. I’ll be honest though, I’d give a three out of five stars.

 

Book Review: The Invitation by Roxy Sloane

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This book just recently came out! This is the first book of the series. It’s a novella, which means it’s smaller in length. This took me probably three or four days to complete. It was a very good book to read, and the fact it was free was even better. It took me two days to finally cave though. I’m not like everybody else, I’m not into the billionaire type of erotica novels. My problem of why it took me longer to get it was the fact that I assumed it would be that type of book considering the cover is of a man in a very sexy suit. As much as I am a lover of guys in suits, I had to think about it still. When I finally did get it and started reading it, I felt like a complete dumbass.

This book is called The Invitation by Roxy Sloane. Sound familiar? It should, if you read my other book review of the first book of another series, called The Seduction. You would be surprised to know that there some similarities between the two books. You only come to out in the end of this one though. This book is about a young woman who is done as a college student, she studied her ass off for her degree in Law and wants a better life for not only herself but for her mother and younger sister too. She feels unbelievably proud of herself of the long hour she put into her classes and work. Now, here’s the twist. Just because she’s a law student doesn’t mean she’s the goody-goody two shoes on campus. She’s got a reputation for something else that has nothing to do with law and nobody objects to it either. Two years prior to the day of setting in the book takes place. She meets another law student with a bigger reputation than hers. Ashton. He is a hottest thing on campus and has every woman in his pocket, well almost every woman…

At the beginning of Ash and JJ’s (Ash’s nickname for her) time together they vowed only to be friends as neither one were really looking for relationships, but since they got along so damn well, they’d spend their late nights together hanging out and drinking, plus talking about their past adventures and family. I’ve explained a little bit about JJ so here’s some background on the hottie of the story. Ashton isn’t from America originally, he’s British and he does have a wealthy family, but his family especially his father wants him to take responsiblity back home. So on his last night out in New York, he meets up with his ole friend JJ and they share a drink and the book explains about how bad both characters have wanted each other for years. When one of JJ’s professors sees her at the hangout, she immediately breaks hold of Ash’s spell for a second and talks to him, but when Ash tries to introduce himself and is ignorant plus when the professor basically makes a pass at her, he gets very dominant. Since neither one know that they want each other, that move of Ash’s jealously tells JJ everything she needs before calling her prey. However, before she can even leach to him. Ash pulls her into a dare that she ends up accomplishes with flying colors but not without reaching something else as well. After that, it’s time for Ash’s turn. His dare was to show a picture of his junk and put it in the Dean’s office. That’s where round two begins. After leaving the campus and getting into a cab where JJ gets teased by him that literally has you sitting on the edge of your seat. When they reach his place, round four begins but in the morning leads one character thinking about the future. The actually ending of the story, is set three years later when JJ visits her best friend Keely (another name you might know!) back in New York, and finds a decorated box that says a very interesting, erotic message on it.

This book was very naughty. I should be used to these books by now, but it was a good naughty, if there is such a thing. I actually enjoyed both characters equally, which NEVER happens. There’s always the male character I’ll like in the book, but the female leads are never my favorite. I’ve never understood why because as a woman I should have found something that I like about her. JJ was not very cocky, instead I felt she was more sassy. She never let go of what she wanted but neither did Ash. I kind of wanted more back story of Ash, and surprisingly I love men in British accents, I mean who doesn’t? I never imagined him in a British accent though and I desperately tried to pick an actor that could be hot enough to be my voice over/Ash while reading the book. Something nows tells me I should have been thinking about Joseph Morgan but he isn’t that cute underneath those clothes. Sorry, I call it how it is. I think I would rate this book four out of five stars just on the things about Ash, imagining who he looks like and not enough story for him. It was still a good and sexy story though!

Book Review: The Seduction by Roxy Sloane

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It’s been awhile since I’ve done a book review. I’ve been debating whether or not I want to do a book review on this book, because it’s a novella. So it’s smaller in length than the normal books that I read. However, it was definitely worthy of a book review though! So let’s get to it! This book was one of the free books on Amazon back in August. I got it done it like three days, it’s a novella, so they’re not as long and sometimes can capture you and keep you interested longer than your normal books can. At least, I think so!

The book is called The Seduction by Roxy Sloane and it’s about a group of characters, but it’s mainly the love affair of the two main characters. Vaughn and Keely. Vaughn is a dirty mouthed man who thinks he make every woman fall to their knees and give it up. Keely is a not as easy as Vaughn’s thinking she is, but it’s not all about sex with Vaughn though. He’s basically on a mission when a client of his wants proof of her at her naughtiest, they want to ruin her. He doesn’t know why nor does he want to in the beginning. Keely works at a law firm and although, she doesn’t have her degree yet, she takes cases with other partners at the firm, sits in the room and takes notes. In the beginning, she sits with a big client of theirs, Mr. Ashcroft. He’s ill and slowly dying, so he wants to sign off on his will to make it official that his kids will not get anything after he’s gone. He talks to Keely about her family, after he has a coughing fit in the room. Keely’s the only one in her family and this holds a big factor at the end of the book.

Later on that day, she gets forced to get her boss Carter his everyday drink and she meets Vaughn after literally running into him and spilling the drink all over him. After offering her to get another one, she denies the help, but he does it anyway in a very dominant way. When he calls her by her name after saying goodbye, she wonders how he knew it. The next day, they come face-to-face again, this time he is the client. Once again, she’s left alone with another client, she tries to get Vaughn to reconsider making another appointment especially after Vaughn makes some very obscene comments to her. When he tells her that he’ll just her boss that she kicked him out, she knew her job would be at stake. So she stays and oh hell breaks loose! Skipping to the end, Mr. Ashcroft takes a turn for the worst and then things really pick up. Vaughn in a way starts to change about how he feels about scamming Keely to get proof for his client. After that, is the cliffhanger of how is out to destroy Keely Fawes and how will Vaughn make her trust him again.

From the first office scene between them leads into the museum and the ending. It gets a bit too much for both to handle, but then again both don’t feel like letting go either. I liked the smartass comments between the two characters. Vaughn is a very strong-willed man, he likes taking control of every situation he’s in. Everything he does is for his job, for his clients. Keely is very job orientated too. She doesn’t like Vaughn’s mouth as much as he thinks she does. She believes in keeping things separate between business and pleasure, but her will starts to give out towards the end. I think she likes teasing Vaughn a little more than we think she does. She likes to keep him on his toes. I liked the mysterious outlook of the whole book. Because it’s not just Keely who has an enemy, but in the middle of it all Vaughn seems to have one too, but it’s not out in the spotlight as much as hers. I honestly loved this book, it was very quick but I was seriously hooked to it. I literally woke up at 7am one morning and instead of getting up and going online first thing, I grabbed my Kindle and started reading some chapters. I would give four out of five stars altogether. I really want and need to read the second book soon.

25 Book Facts About Me!

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I have found something kind of cool! I am a vivid bookworm, even though this year hasn’t been like the last couple of years were I’ve been reading and getting different books every other month. Sometimes I read very quick and then there are days were it literally takes me FOREVER to get through just one book. We’ve all been like this at some point in our lives with something. A fellow blogger Hello January! posted this “tag” on her blog today and I just loved the idea of expressing facts about me that are also about books too. So let’s start, shall we? 

  1. I love my Kindle!
  2. I love reading a physical book though!
  3. In 2011, I went looking around for cheap books to read, I found Slash’s autobiography and read it, got into both Guns N Roses and Motley Crue. I ended up going back and forth between both bands in a sense as I read Slash’s, Nikki Sixx fist book (The Heroin Diaries), Duff McKagan’s book (It’s So Easy and Other Lies), Nikki Sixx second book (This Is Gonna Hurt), and then finished with Steven Adler’s book (My Appetite For Destruction). 
  4. I read A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck twice in high school, once as a freshman but never finished it. The second was while I was in summer school and I was actually happy that we read it because I was surprised that we never completed it two years prior.
  5. While I was a freshman in high school, we had our first final-like project at the end of the year. Our teacher had us pick out one book and we basically had to devote ourselves to that book and he gave us this hefty list of things we could do that went with the book. Our limit was 5 things and one of the things on the list was make up a soundtrack for the book. I used this software called Jam Trax over the summer and was obsessed with it that I talked about it all year-long in that class, so I found a way to make a soundtrack by making different tracks that I thought would represent the book. The book was Alias: Sister Spy by Laura Peyton Roberts.
  6. We had to give ourselves a grade for the project, I was honest with myself in that class, I didn’t think ANY of my stuff deserved an “A” that I did, including the soundtrack (that ended up being played in class – yes, I was embarrassed!) so I gave myself a “B+” and I remember getting that grade sheet back at the end of the day and it said “B+” and then at the bottom said, “you deserved a higher grade and awesome soundtrack.”
  7. When I was in Elementary, the library room had this corner, that I can now call a “nook” where it was a big space with two-step and everybody could sit and lay down to read instead of sitting at the tables. We used to sit down there while we were read to in class, that’s when I discovered the classics, The Boxcar Children books.
  8. Our first day of high school in our English class, my teacher was going to the rules and he told us that if we didn’t read a book in his class and/or fell asleep that he’d make us read a book that he had on his shelf. That scared the living shit out of me at that time, so I got started reading from there and the series Dear America and The Royal Diaries became my obsession for the next two years. I basically read all of the ones I thought I’d enjoy and I’m sure I went over 20+ books.
  9.  I’m a biography/memoirs, YA, erotica, historical fiction reader.
  10. I actually have a favorite author, I never thought I’d ever get to that point where I could say that, and it is Olivia Cunning!
  11. I don’t normally reread books, but I have reread the book Finding Home by Lauren Baker & Bonnie Dee.
  12. The first book I remember that I wanted to get after I graduated from high school was True Confessions Of A Heartless Girl by Martha Brooks. It took me three years to find!
  13. I have read three of Stefan’s Diaries books by the creators of the TV show  The Vampire Diaries, I read the second book, Bloodlust while in Wal-Mart one day when my mom and sister were getting their nails done. I read 45 pages in that small aisle and remembered my place when I got from the library a month later.
  14. I am obsessed with these rock n roll romances, thanks to Olivia Cunning! I am almost finished with the Sinners On Tour series. If I can finish it then it will be my first series completed ever.
  15. I read Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James and hated it, but I want to see the movie.
  16. The first book I read on my Kindle was Dancing Lessons by Cheryl Burke and it was also my first book review on here too!
  17. I took a Novels class during my Junior year, it was basically like a book club but it was everyday.
  18. We read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Night by Elie Wiesel, Silas Manor by George Eliot, and Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry. These were the only books I could remember.
  19. I don’t use GoodReads, but I do use Shelfari and it works very well for me.
  20. I find more books on Pinterest and then I look them up on Shelfari and add them to my TBR list.
  21. Almost every year we go to Barnes & Noble for my birthday and I get a few books to keep me busy for the next few months. This has become a tradition for my family and I and I look forward to it too.
  22. I have 93 books on my TBR list as of right now.
  23. The last book I read was called The Seduction by Roxy Sloane.
  24. I have been followed by Michelle A. Valentine and Cherrie Lynn on Twitter, also been replied back by Michelle, Olivia, Roxy, Sophie Monroe, and Katie Ashley.
  25. I’ve only cried to two books, Battlescars by Sophie Monroe and The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.