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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Mention the creator of / blog you found the tag.
Nominate some fellow book bloggers to take the tag!
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 Book & Cookies Tag

Howdy!

One day I realized it had been a long time since I read some blog posts of some of my favorite people, and as I scrolled through the long list I found a really fun and interesting tag about books and cookies. Marie had published this on her blog last month and I thought her answers really great and I just thought it would be a great first post of 2019!

I had to write out all of the questions on my note pad so that I could basically memorize most of them and think of the answers while lying in bed watching a really awful Rockets game! We’re not going to go there! I hope everybody enjoys this and if you decide to do it too, please let me know because I’d love to know what kind of books you picked for each cookie!


Chocolate Chip – A Classic Book That You Love Or Really Enjoyed

Unfortunately, I haven’t read a lot of Classics, even when I was in school, we rarely read anything which now is a bit of a bummer because I feel like I missed out on a lot of interesting books and lectures, but my teacher wasn’t the type to read the kind of classics I’d like to read nowadays.

However, when I was a junior I took a Novels class and we read three classics. The one I loved the most was Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It was the first book we read and it’s been the one to last the longest in my mind. I could understand Victor for the fact that he was seeking attention from his father and the love of his life, by doing something that was seemingly impossible and criminal to do. In 2016, I got to learn the origins of how Mary came up with this beloved Gothic story, and I think all that did was make me fall in love with the story even harder!

Thin Mints – A Fandom That You Really Want To “Join” and/or A Hyped Up Book You Want To Read

I’ve noticed that every book I read, I’m usually one year or in some cases 10 years after its original release and you miss everything that the rest of the speedy readers of the fandom have been able to enjoy. A part of me isn’t as upset about it, but since I have found my love for the Harry Potter, Red Queen, and To All Of The Boys I’ve Loved Before books, I feel like I’ve been left out again but instead of it being the other person’s fault. This one is all me. I feel like I am apart of their fandoms, I just don’t voice it out loud very often.

Now for the hyped up book though. I’ve tried my hardest to get into Paula Hawkins’s The Girl On The Train novel and I just cannot get into it. However, if I were to decide to say “screw it” and watch the movie without picking it up again, I would probably enjoy the movie because I have been loving suspense-thriller type of films lately! It’s really hard to explain why these two sections have different results, I’ve never been able to solve the mystery.

Shortbread – An Author You Can’t Get Enough Of

This is really difficult to answer because I’ve only read a handful of books with sequels. I know that’s not exactly the question, but I guess my favorite author is Olivia Cunning.

If you want a book that is in the exotica genre but not as “degrading” as Fifty Shades, I would suggest you check out Olivia Cunning’s books. She writes about rockstars! The series that I love the most is the Sinners On Tour and I’ve always been torn between Trey and Jace being my favorite male characters. I have a soft spot for the both of them! Olivia has been working on another series/band, called Exudes End and I have read one of the novellas and I didn’t like it as much but I want to give it another try as we get to see what’s happened with Trey and his ménage à trois with Reagan and Ethan.

Somoas – An Emotional Rollercoaster

This was the easiest one of the bunch, because it’s tie between The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and Me Before You by JoJo Moyes.

I find it a little odd, although it definitely didn’t surprise me that these would be the ones I’d chose because I bawled my eyes out for the both of them. Since they discussed real disability issues, it would have an effect on me but I didn’t know how bad until I got to the stuff I have, myself, have thought about, like leaving a legacy and contemplating suicide. I wish I could say, I didn’t cry as hard while watching the films as I did reading those heartbreaking senses, but I did and I’m not ashamed to admit that it got me twice!

Oreos – A Book Whose Cover Was Better Than The Story Or Vice Versa The Story Was Better Than The Cover

Unfortunately, I am the type of person that does judge a book by its cover. However, I am still very picky with the stories no matter what the cover looks like, because I’ve seen some gorgeous front covers but the stories were not my cup of tea, like Melissa de la Cruz’s The Ring And The Crown. I thought was cover for both editions were absolutely beautiful but the actual story was a nightmare. I never finished reading it because it was such a let down for me.

The only cover that I feel like was perfect to the theme was Nikki Sixx’s photography book called This Is Gonna Hurt. The cover is very dark and mysterious; it was exactly what I wanted to see for this type of book. He tends to like a lot of different oddities, and thinks the ugliest of things are the most beautiful of all. He was trying to give you a different perspective of things and I loved it!

Peanut Butter Patties – A Book That Wasn’t What You Expected

I think we all have our expectations of what a certain is going to be like, sometimes we’re right with our assumptions and other times we’re not. I’m always in the middle of the pack when it comes to thinking about where a book is going to go, but I do try to keep an open mind as much as possible!

I had decided to read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher while the first season of the show was on Netflix. My sister had bought the book after she completed the series, which I thought was strange, so after she was through with it, I asked if I could have it next to see what all of the fuss was about and I had heard of what it dealt with and I was both curious and shocked by it. However, when I started reading it and learning about the significance of each character and what made Hannah Baker want to take her own life. I felt bad for both Hannah and Clay, he about broke my heart in half with his sweet personality, but I carried on because I wanted to know more, but once I was finished with the book I made the decision to not watch the series. The book was enough for me.

Snickerdoodles – A Book You May Never Stop Loving or Re-reading

Well, since I hardly ever re-read a book, I can’t answer the last bit, but I love a lot of books. I love my historical books–they’re my babies, but weirdly enough my beloved stories, would probably be counted as short stories or novellas? They are The Last Leaf by O Henry and The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. I read both of them while I was in high school. They both have really interesting plots and I’ve never been able to forget them and I’ve been out of school for close to 10 years!

So what did you think of this tag? Have you read any of books I’ve shared with you today? Hope you all enjoy your first day of the new year too!   

Book Review: Hot Ticket by Olivia Cunning

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Book: Hot Ticket by Olivia Cunning

Genre: Contemporary/Erotica/BDSM

I have been trying to finish up this book for quite some time. I got back in late December or early January, I honestly don’t remember but I know it was around there because when I had made my “Books To Read 2014” list at the beginning of the year this was at the top of the list. Sadly, I haven’t made a dent in that list and I continued to look for more books. I have been reading less this year and I don’t know why because in a way this book was really good! I think as I got towards 30% I started to realize that I had been reading the series out of order, but in a way I haven’t. You see I’m reading them as the author released them and not in their specific order they are supposed to be in. I read the first book Backstage Pass in 2011. I read the second book and I’m pretty sure it’s the next one in order, Rock Hard but after that one I think I got messed up. Back in 2012, I got Double Time and it was the third book in the series to be released but yet it’s the last book of the series. So you can say it, I know what happens at the end of the series. What’s weird is that I know this but I’m still wanting to read these last books.

After I finished Double Time I was still in love Trey Mills. I mean, how can you not be in love with a guitar player? I never did a book review of his story or Sed Lionheart’s either (Rock Hard) so this is my first book review of the series since 2011. When I first BP I got the memo that Jace Seymour was very much in the background because he was still fairly new in the band, Sinners. Jace is the band’s new bassist after replacing their original member Jon Mallory. He gets teased by the band and their drummer has the most fun, Eric Sticks. In this book though, Hot Ticket it is all about Jace and how he came to be so quiet and confused about his life. He had experience a great deal of tragedy over his parents, his ex-girlfriend Kara Sinclair (if you have read the first book then you know this is Master Sinclair’s little sister) and has one hell of a fetish. He likes pain. Jace thinks that he should experience any kind of pain, however leaning towards the physical side of pain. That’s when he meets Aggie, or should we say Mistress V. Now Aggie makes her appearance in RH as a friend of Jessica Chase, so you what she does and a very small dose of who she is as a person.

Aggie has experience almost the same amount of tragedy as Jace, but nothing as extreme. In this book, we see Aggie go through life at the club dancing for men trying to pick up “victims” for the other part of her life that’s very dear to her heart. Mistress V is a dominatrix. Yup, you read that twice! There are a lot of books out there of the males point of view as the dom but never the women. Aggie spots Jace at the club were she works and can’t quite stop herself from looking at his body and gorgeous smile. When she whips out her leather whip onto him, she knows that he would be fun to tame. However, in the next coming chapters after that she realizes that’s a bit harder than it looks. Aggie and Jace have one hell of a love affair going on in the book, they learn about each other hardships, she wants to try to get Jace to open up to her about what happened to his parents and why exactly he needs pain to feel alive, even though she’s perfectly fine with mixing pain and pleasure she as a professional can’t stay from him and he is scared that’ll she won’t understand him. In the other books, you do see Eric giving Jace a hard time but everybody in the band did that too. Eric is somewhat special for Jace but then again so is Brian. Jace has a special but also a heartbreaking memory of the two guys separately. One involves a drumstick and the other involves Kara Sinclair. By the last few chapters, you find all about that and more.

Am I sad that after Eric’s book I’ll be completely done with the series? Yes. Why? Because I have never actually finished a book series. Movies and TV shows I can watch from the time it starts to the last episode, but I have never completed a book series. To me, it would be a great accomplishment because I didn’t think I’d ever get into this series in the first place. At the beginning, I was on the other side about rockstar finding love and if it would be true or not, well after I started reading this and two other series just like that, I’ve been kind of changing my mind over the matter. Even though these guys are fictional (thank god!) you still have tons of love like they were a real band. I still try to figure out in the bands that I enjoy listening to, if they’d be perfect for Brian, Sed, Trey, Jace, and Eric. So far I only have two perfect guys for both Sed and Jace. As I was reading HT I got into the band Of Mice & Men and thought to myself that Austin Carlile would make a really good Sed in a way. Olivia Cunning already posted a few pictures of who she had in mind for Jace Seymour and I could definitely see Matt Walst of My Darkest Days and Three Days Grace for Jace, but only with his blonde hair. So far that’s all I’ve gotten for the Sinners but maybe once I start on Eric’s story, which is called Wicked Beat maybe I’ll have a better candidate for him.