Category: book boyfriends

REVIEW: The coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen


To my utter surprise, I downloaded this book because I loved the cover. I saw it posted on Regina Wamba’s wall (she’s from Mae I Design and will rock your socks off) on facebook and I thought it looked like a good book. Lately I had been craving something good to read, contemporary, imperfect, and maybe even Indie.

Jessica Sorensen fit the bill for all three of those. Callie and Kayden are the epitome of messed up. Callie doesn’t even like it when people pay attention to her, much less jock Kayden. She does her best to stay invisible. Of course, as the story progresses things between Callie and Kayden heat up and what started as a “Who are you again?” kind of encounter becomes an “I’ll never forget you.” kind of thing.

I will say I read this book too fast, and in my car, in January. I will say I found the writing average, meaning it wasn’t really teaching me things I didn’t know before, but the story itself was enjoyable. Yes I’m weird for wanting to read books that are newer but that challenge me as a reader, go figure.

I like that Jessica Sorensen is an Indie Author, but then I’m even more proud of her because after I read Callie and Kayden I had the urge to look it up on Amazon and lo and behold, it had the #1 spot. It wasn’t just #1 in a category it was #1 on ALL OF AMAZON. Which was kind of amaze-balls to me. I didn’t learn about the book hype until after I fell in love with the book is basically what I’m trying to say.

Since Callie and Kayden, I’ve read Ella and Micha, which I plan on reviewing very soon as well. If you haven’t picked up on Jessica Sorensen yet, you should because she’s definitely one of the hottest new writers out there and you won’t be sorry you did!

Cheers,
Rhi

Review: Madly & The Jackal

How deep does love run? Deeper than the ocean? Deeper than memory? Deeper than magic?

Following their plan to save Atlas, Madly and Jackson return the spirit of Wolfhardt to his prison beneath the sea. But even the best laid plans couldn’t account for the surprises they find. This time, Lore aren’t their only challenges.

Title: Madly & The Jackal
Author: M. Leighton
Published: May 29th 2012 by M. Leighton Books
Links: Goodreads
Received: Bought on Kindle
Rating: 5 of 5

My thoughts: I thought Jackson was sexy in Madly & Wolfhardt, but that’s nothing compared to this book. Leighton goes all the way with Madly and Jackson, and it’s not without its Neptune Pool and escaping from Leviathan. The story begins with Madly and Jackson breaking into Atlas. We meet her father and I’m not sure if he’s to be trusted. We know that Atlas is on lockdown, citizens are on high alert. Madly and Jackson sneak in and barely get back to Slumber alive.

In between the sexy sex and make out scenes, Madly and Jackson are searching for the Jackal and Hyde.

The only drawback is that I see hints of 50 Shades of Grey in this book. It might be me it might be Leighton, but regardless, it works for the characters. Jackson has some serious moves when it comes to the bedroom and though at first he’s all “Not ready for that step yet.” Madly pretty much crushes it because well, they did go through Neptune’s Pool and all. I’m not going to tell you what that means, you’ll have to read the book. Hell, go read it anyway because it mixes a fantastical mermaid story and includes sex.

And I have to thank M. Leighton for making me realize that I’m Indie now, these books come from me, and if I want to put a steamy sex scene in them, I can. She just proved that you can write a book that’s damned good, includes all the action, drama, and intensity, AND you can have sex. Have I said sex enough in this review yet?

Either way, this book ends on a positive note, I’m really excited to see what happens in the next few books. I mean there were eight prisoners that escaped if I remember correctly, and we’re down two, we have a third that’s been revealed as the mastermind, all we need to know is who is the mole and how Madly will ever save her people.

Oh, and Jersey needs to find out about Madly and Jackson and the Neptune pool thing, I have a feeling that is NOT going to go over well.

I’m looking forward to more fun in the third installment of this series!

Namaste,
Rhi