I'm an italian girl, a chocolate lover, an avid reader, and a beginner writer. I write mostly love poems and sexy short stories.
"Love is Blindfolded" is my first sexy short story and I'd be very, very, very happy if you purchased it!
** spoiler alert ** A WARNING TO THE PEOPLE THAT HAVEN'T READ THIS BOOK YET: THIS REVIEW IS A LIVING SPOILER!!!
First of all, I start with saying that this isn't my usual genre. It was my first attempt to read a mafia book. Usually I try to avoid even mafia movies, though some I have seen (some bad, some good), like Donnie Brasco, it was a very good one (and Johnny Depp also got me so bad! Can you blame me for watching it?). But this book was A M A Z I N G !!! It really got me hooked and I was glued to the pages (virtual, since I was reading an epub).
My favorite character was Alex (obvious!): he also reminded me a little of Donnie Brasco/Johnny Depp. An undercover cop, pretending of being a mafioso. And I foud him sweet, determined, loyal, a good friend, good at heart... I loved him! I couldn't help but feel desperate with him when he found Jack's lifeless body... and feel so so sad for him when his wife Charlotte rejected him... and everytime he dreamed or remembered about past moments with her and their little girl Ella... it almost made me cry... (ok, I admit, once I have cried!). And then also when he thought of the times spent with Jack... I felt so sad :( And loved every desperate moment! Masochistic me, yeah, I know!
I also found myself loving some of the bad guys! I really didn't think I would have! I'm a good girl! But Sal and Jimmy weren't that bad after all... right? Oh well, doesn't matter.
It pained me, though, when Sal died. And what a death! Poor guy! Almost burned to death! It was heartbreaking when he begged Alex to shoot him. And I felt for Alex too. It showed he cared for Sal after all. Because he really wasn't that bad of a guy. It even pained me when Sal found out his son had died.
Another scene, among many, I liked was the fight that came out when the assassin, Rafael, got to Wizeguyz. God that was a hell of a bloody fight! Loved every second! Yes, I am a weird girl. So what?
About Rafael, the assassin... well, thre's so much to say, I don't know where to start and how to say it.. Some times I didn't like him, other times I thought after all he wasn't that bad... He even kinda "loved" a woman once... Maybe still loves her somehow... But he really is one of the bad, bad guys. So... not much to love about him, anyway...
The end... The end was WOW! I already knew it wasn't really the end and there's a 2nd book coming out soon. I knew it was unlikely that they caught the real assassin. But the way the assassin made clear his presence... made it clear he was still around... watching Alex and his family and his friends... I haven't seen that coming. It was unexpected. And creepy. And surprising. And amazing!
I can't wait to read the second book!
Nicholas Denmon is really an amazing writer! He always surprises me. Nothing was expected.
I enjoyed this book veeeery much!
And I recommend it to everyone!
I have to admit Nicholas Denmon is always one of my favorite authors. I love his writing. I love everything he writes. And he never ceases to fascinate me.
But... Why, oh why did you leave me hanging on a cliff like that?
Well, wouldn't say it was really a big cliffhanger, but nontheless it left me open-mouthed and with a burning desire to read more. So, please write the 3rd book fast! Please! I need to read it!
Back to Buffalo Soldiers:
I loved this book! I was so absorbed in it that I couldn't stop reading! I read it while having dinner, I read it while having a bath, I read it in bed at night until I fell asleep for exhaustion, I read it while having breakfast, I read it while having lunch, I read it on my laptop and on my smartphone too!
I can say I probably liked this book even more than "For Nothing".
All this considering this is not usually my genre. Usually romances, vampires and demons are my favorite reads. But for this author, for these books, I had to make an exception. They are too good not to read them! They are so good that it didn't matter what genre I was reading. It had all I need in a book. Action, blood, fights, tension, suspence, investigations, kidnappings, escapes, some romance too after all, and fascinating characters.
Although in "For Nothig" Alex was my favorite character (well, okay maybe I was even a little in love with him) and I was also kind of disappointed that he wasn't a very active character in Buffalo Soldiers, I found it also kind of right after all, because it had to make room to some new characters, like Kira, Ivan, Sydney, Briggs, Uncle Dick and others.
Let's talk about Kira: I can't say I totally liked her, especially in the beginning, treating her friends like shit and everything. But she's a kickass heroine like the ones I use to like in my favorite books after all, so she wasn't that bad, just kinda cold, but understandable seeing the life she had and the way she was raised. And I got to like her in the end anyway.
Ivan: Nice character. At times I liked him, at other times I didn't. He wasn't that bad though. He did what he did to survive after all. That was his life. His world.
Sydney: Not the kickass I'd have liked to see, but still a hardass. She's strong and tries to do always her best. Though she seemed kinda naive at times maybe. Guess we'll get to see her in the next book? Maybe with Alex too?
Briggs: I didn't like him from the start. He didn't convince me. He was a weird character. I knew something wasn't right with him, though I didn't want to admit it because Syd liked him. Oh, well.
Uncle Dick: SOB!
Rafael: I really liked him in this book. Much more than in "For Nothing". And I loved the "forced alliance" between him and Kira. They made a great team.
I liked Bobby too.
The Black Widow: I wanted to kick his ass (and not only that) and shut his damned mouth for good! Irritating SOB!
Missing someone? Oh, well, they probably didn't impress me much.
I was sorry about Charlotte... although in "For Nothing" she really got on my nerves, and I didn't like her much, I was sorry for Alex. That part was really sad, together with what happened to Ivan.
So, 5 full stars for Buffalo Soldiers and 5 full stars for Nicholas Denmon.
Highly recommended book. This is a MUST READ. You just can't miss this!
Well...what to say about this book? It was just AMAZING! I didn't think I would have liked it so much, but I did!
And I admit I fell in love with Sariel! He's soooo charming! And sweet!
I liked Emily too. She is so funny! And strong. Although sometimes a bit stupid. But I found myself thinking like her most of the time. I think we're somewhat alike, though not totally.
Seth? He just got on my nerves most of the time! I really didn't like that he got along with Asmodeus so well. But maybe he wasn't strong enough to resist Asmodeus's mind control? Might be. Or maybe he was just dumb enough. In that I agreed with Emily. Seth's an idiot at times.
Joanna, their mother, I don't know what to think about her. I just couldn't get either a good or bad impression. She's easily manipulated and it kind of sickened me. And made me sorry for her. And kinda angry.
But mostly, it was Asmodeus sickening me. Just as Emily was sickened and repelled by him.
He's just... Ewwww!
Adam.... uhm... well... I don't like him. It showed from the start that he's an ass. I couldn't agree with Emily there. I couldn't see what she saw in him beside the looks. And, seriously? She got Sariel and he's the greatest guy ever! Why she kept going after that dumbass of Adam?!?!
Annie and Dylan were ok. They're good friends.
What I didn't like in this book was the use of italian phrases. WRONG italian phrases!
One thing you should know about me, I'm italian. And reading all those wrong phrases, all those mistakes... God, my eyes bugged out! I could barely understand what the author wanted to say. It was awful!
-It doesn't exist "Dolce uno" in italian! To say "Sweet one" you could say "Dolcezza".
-What the hell means "Cassaforte di giorno, quella cara"??????? I have yet to understand.
-And "Lo manco anche, Emily"? If you wanna say "I miss you too, Emily" then say "Manchi anche a me, Emily". For God's sake!
-"Quello piccolo" referred to Emily? First thing, "quello piccolo" does not exist! Second, "piccolo" is masculine, not feminine. If you want to say "Little one" you say "Piccolo" if referred to a male, "Piccola" if referred to a female.
-"Lo gradico molto"??? First, it's not "gradico" but "gradisco". Second, it's all so wrong to say "Lo gradisco molto" to a girl when you wanna say "I like you a lot". The right phrase is "Mi piaci molto".
And it goes on and on... It was a herd of mistakes that made me grimace.
I'd like to say something to all authors out there:
If you want to put some italian in your books and you don't speak italian, or you're not at least familiar enough with the language, DO NOT attempt to do it alone! Not even Google translator or whatever stupid translator you can find on the internet or in commerce could help you. You MUST at least ask help to an italian person that knows english. Or go to a REAL translator who knows what he/she's doing!
English readers that don't know italian might be fooled, but if an english reader knows italian enough, would just grimace like I did. If some italian readers like me read your book with so many mistakes... well, do not expect them to give you 5 stars even though the book and the story and everything else were awesome.
In fact, I'm gonna give 4 stars to this book.
I want to thank the author - Thank you, Ashley! - for this free copy of this ebook. It's been a pleasure helping you :)
Time to review!
So... how to start?
Did I mention already that I should thank Ashley for this free ebook?
This is one of the greatest books ever read! I couldn't put it down!
I enjoyed every minute of my reading, loved every word, almost passed out a couple of times, chuckled many times too, been on the verge of strangling Emily more than a couple of times, been on the verge of jumping on Sariel almost all the time, on the verge of tears a few times... And I also have my two favorite chapters I can't stop thinking about! Chapters 45 and 46 are awesome! Read them a few times. Give me goosebumps. WOW!
The end, though, left me like, "WTF did just happen?!?!?!"
Jeez, how can I wait until 2013 to read the 3rd book??? I can't wait!!!
God, Ashley, you're killing me! I swear!
Anyways, this book is amazing, awesome, wonderful, incredible, heart-melting, heart-breaking..! That's all you need to know to be sure that you MUST read it!
I rated it 4 stars but it's mostly 3.75 stars.
I mean, it was a very good book, and really interesting, adventurous, with some suspence, battling, fighting, and just a touch of romance.
yep, that must be the problem. I don't say it should have had sex scenes and making out sessions. But, Jeez, at least a damn kiss?!?! Nope. I waited until the end for the characters to understand they liked each other and see a damned kiss. But nothing happened. Nope. They had to get to know each other better first. Seriously? WTF?!?!
That thing aside, the book was very good and I couldn't put it down. I was just too curious of what would come next and how the story would end.
Not bad, but not a favorite.
I would recommend it, however.
Oh my God! I'm so out of myself! I started this book crying like a baby for a good 15 minutes at least. And ended it crying again.
This book's beautiful! So emotionally moving. And sad. And touching.
I loved all the characters! Keely, obviously! I was so emotionally involved and it was like I was feeling what/how she felt. And it broke my heart seeing her and Miles "saying goodbye". Banning: loved him from the start! Daniel: although I didn't like him at first, I got to totally love him after a very little while! Jordan: so sweet, though a little naive.
Pete gave me the creeps, and also all the other demons.
I wouldn't have minded some little romance, though. That's my reason for not giving it a full 5 stars but only 4.
I'm hoping for a sequel (and I guess I'll get it, seing that this book is marked as Book 1 of the Netherworld series). And I want more of Daniel! Yeah, I think I got a little crush on him, I know! But I can't help it. Strong, sweet, caring (and blushing!) demons are my Achilles' heel!
When I first started reading this book, I was somewhat reluctant and doubted I would like it all that much. But a few chapters through, and I was totally loving it! One of the most beautiful books ever read! I enjoyed it so much! It made me cry, smile, giggle, chuckle, got me annoyed when either Kim or Mason acted stupidly, got me worried when they were stranded and sick during the rainstorm, got me angry and sad and annoyed when things between Kim and Mason didn't go well after the accident...
I liked Kimberly a lot. A tough girl, passionate, brave, stubborn, sweet, determined, and with that touch of sarcasm that made me smile so often. A kickass heroine!
At first, I didn't like Mason very much, instead. He mostly treated her bad and was a jerk. It all changed the night of the accident. Then I got to know some of his traits that I liked. And he was good for Kim. Until something-I-can't-tell-you happened and he got back being a jerk again.
But the eding surprised me and pleased me.
And there were some hot scenes in the cave... I thought I was going to burn! Wow!
I immediately liked Rick too. A lot! He's a very nice guy and he cares a lot about Mason, Kim, all the kids and Kim's mom.
Kim's mom, Kate, was okay. Just a tad bit selfish maybe, but a nice woman.
Amy was so cheery and sunny and sweet and lovely! I liked her immediately too. And loved the way her friendship with Kim started out, it was like Friends At First Sight. Very sweet! Very different from Kim's friendship with Car. I don't know, I didn't see sparkles there. They were so different. I loved to see Kim and Amy laugh and get crazy together, instead.
Brad and Dan were cool guys too. Very nice. Both of them. And real friends.
Parker, Lyssa, Quinn, and some other kids I can't remember their names were also amazing. I'd like to read more about the characters of this book. I pretty much liked everyone. There was no hateful chick hitting on the good guy, no hateful guy hitting on our heroine. There were no villains in general. And for a change that was good.
It goes straight to my "Favorites" shelf with a full 5 stars.
Wow... will I ever stop crying reading books? I suppose not. And will I ever stop getting all hot and bothered when reading Tiffany King's books? Guess not.
I really liked this book, even though not as much as Unlikely Allies.
Maddon was really hot and I could feel the steam between him and Kass. I totally understand how her hormones got crazed because of him, whenever he was close and even more when he was touching her. I didn't like some of his behaviours, but that aside I found myself falling for him as much as Kass was. As for Kass, I liked her fine, though I didn't love her. Sometimes she got on my nerves, but still, I can't deny she's got balls and she's a tough girl.
Colton is a good guy, very nice and he really cares about Kass. I liked him.
Megan was super sweet and cute.
Most of the time I wanted to just punch Kass' mom in the face and make her face reality.
Lacey was hateful and so mean, I wanted to strangle her.
Miranda was a witch (to not say the B-word).
Drake was nice enough. And Carrie seemed nice too.
All in all, a very good book.
Awww! This book was so sweet! The whole story was amazing! I enjoyed it so much!
I loved Merrick, with his burning desire within him, that protectivness and possessivness toward Chris/Christina.
I liked Christina a lot, with her toughness, her love for life, her sweetness, her protectivness and possessicness toward Merrick even when she was supposed to be a boy and he wasn't hers yet.
I liked Tyson's sweetness and love for Christina.
I liked very much Max and his loyalty and friendship with Merrick, and how well he has always treated Chris/Christina. Even when he knew she wasn't a boy and when he knew she was half-demon. I'm curious to know more about him and I think the next book is, in fact, about him.
I loathed Anne and Maria with all my heart. They were such evil psychopaths!
And I knew Allan couldn't be trusted. I felt it in my gut. And I'm glad that Max and Christina were there for Merrick, protecting him.
And I loved how Christina guarded Merrick when he was ill after the accident, never leaving him, always by his side. I loved how their relationship grew and their love for each other grew stronger every day. They were so cute, sweet and passionate together, I had to sigh at how much they made my blood boil and my heart beat fast!
I wonder if in the next book we'll get to see Christina and Merrick again, maybe helping Max?
All in all, a very good read and I recommend it!
I thank the author and Lovers Of Paranormal group for this free copy. I'm glad I had the chance to read and review this beautiful book.
Although I just found out it was the last of 5 books in the Kingdom series, it can be read as a stand alone easily. I did and enjoyed it a lot. And I'm probably going to look up at the previous 4 books because a fairytale is sweet and cute, but a fairy tale with a sensual twist like this book, is very hot! I'm going to check Marie Hall's other books, because I like her style of writing. I'm especially curious about Red and her Wolf.
Trishelle was a good character and I liked her, even though she was a little too cynical at times. But other than that and the sadness in the beginning, I liked her. No wonder Hook fell for her so quickly.
Oh yes, Hook. There are no words to describe him, really. He was amazing. Such an awesome chracter. And Trisha and him were fantastic together! Fun and sexy! There were fireworks everytime they were in the same room. Very hot! So hot that I needed to fan myself while reading some steamy scenes. Wow! I want a Captain Hook too! Please?
I liked the mermaid, especially the tweens - King and Queen.
Peter Pan was an hateful, stupid, spoiled brat. And gave me the creeps. He and his Lost Boys friends.
The story was good, fast paced and new (well, new to me at least), it was cute, sweet and fun and I liked it. Although I didn't like much that Pan went unpunished.
Very recommended book!
First thing first, I'd like to thank the author for this free copy in exchange of an honest review (which follows). It's been a pleasure reading this book! And thanks also to the Young Adult Reads group on GR.
What?! You can't! You just can't! How long will I have to wait to read the sequel? If ever there is one. I hope so, because this book was fantastically amazing! Super long but so very, very good!
I liked the story and although in the beginning was mostly very sad, it got very interesting when the God of the Dead came in. I mean, so seriously hot and dangerous! Although it took me a while to actually like him (what with him getting angry and closed up any time Spencer asked him questions a little too personal or that which he didn't want to answer), but then I fell for Hadrian like any sane girl/woman would have. I mean, seriously! He's hot, a God, caring, protective, dangerous and he can even be kind of sweet if you let him be. What's there not to like?
Spencer was a difficult character for me. I didn't like her for half of the book, and she got me annoyed almost as much as she got Hadrian. I wanted to slap her sometimes for how selfish or superficial she was. And I was even more tempted when she failed (or maybe she just didn't want) to see how much Hadrian cared about her, or how wrong it was to want Micah back at all costs. I get it, I understand how loosing the one you love can hurt and you'd do anything to have them back. But there are limits you should not cross.
Speaking of Micah. I didn't like the boy one bit. For one, he was terribly stupid, for many reasons, one of them being why he died in the first place. Stupid! Second,he totally neglected Spencer once he found his dad and on the rare times he came back he was annoyed at Hadrian being close to her and protecting her while he wasn't there for her instead. Even more selfish than I thought Spencer be.
I liked Syd and Quinn, and even started to like Ferris.
Thayer wasn't bad either in the end. Though my favorite will always be Hadrian. Dreamy!
All in all a very good read, and although there were a few typos, it's still a 4 stars worthy book.
I'll check other works from this author also!
Wow.... just...wow!!!! I'm still speechless. I loved, loved, loved this book sooooo much!!! I'm still recovering from reading the ending. I'm having a serious case of butterflies. Or better, I had butterflies half of the time reading the book. Hadrian is just too hot and cute! He can be so sweet at times! He can also be a serious pain in the butt and I may have even wanted to hit him in the head a couple of times. But still love him veery much!
I also had this urge to slap Spencer too at times. She was so infuriatingly stubborn and made me frustrated! She didn't see that she was making a huge mistake by wanting to be with Micah at all costs even knowing deep down that her feeligs were changing.
I also didn't like Micah at all. In this book he was even more selfish and annoying than in the first book. He was also a bad boyfriend, if you ask me. What with Spence throwing a Birthday party for him and then him disappearing from her view without saying a word and just playing with his friends, then complaining he didn't see much of her all night. Right, she should have watched him hanging with his friends all night doing nothing else, instead of having fun with her friends and Hadrian. How sh@t of a boyfriend are you? As I said, I really don't like him. He has a weird way of loving Spencer. And he behaved poorly. Crazy jealous and selfish. She's better off without him. She's perfect for Hadrian (at least now she is, she was a little selfish too in the past, but she's changed).
I even kind of liked Thayer in this book. I'm curious about his interest in Syd. I wish she wasn't so interested in Hadrian though. Or maybe that was a facade. Mmmm... we'll see in the next book (Because I'm sure there will be a third book. Soon, I hope) what will happen with Thayer and Sydney. And the new couple Hadrian and Spence.
Did I say that I loved the ending? I'll say it again! I loved, loved, loved the ending! It was awesome! I wanted to be Spencer and kiss Hadrian senseless! I still have butterflies if I think of it. Wow, I got myself a new bookboyfriend! And I love him! I adore him!
I can't wait for the next book! I want to read it right now! At least I'm happy about the ending and the wait won't be as painful as it would have been if I was left with a cliffhanger or with a negative epilogue.
The only thing ruining the book a little, were the many, many spelling errors. They were even marked in red.
Spelling aside, the story was great! I fought gravity and sleep to read this book. I was tired and needed sleep like crazy but wanted to read this book so much that I fought the dropping of my eyelids, my brain trying to go Nighty-night on me and Dreamland calling to me.
I also felt immensely connected to the characters. And that's a very positive thing for me when reading a book. I was an emotional wreck with a serious case of butterflies by the time I got to the end of the book, but I loved every minute, every tiny butterfly, every feeling, every emotion and I think I'm now addicted -seriously addicted- to this series!
Note to the author: You're SO my hero right now!
I received this book in exchange of an honest review (David Estes Fans and YA Book Lovers Unite).
I seriously don't know what to say about this book.
It wasn't a bad read, though. It was actually nice and intriguing. Made you want to find out what happened to "Mia" and why she had no memories. And who were the guys that found her.
Briggs was...weird and a mystery. Then you understand why, in the end, though.
Liam was....I don't know. There wasn't anything particular that I liked. And he got a little creepy in the end.
I really liked Dante. He was so cute and sweet. He was my favorite character and I was shocked at what happened to him in the end. What. The. F@ck. Why?! I loved him!
Anyway, the ending is kinda shocking, revealing, and cute somehow, but leaves you with many questions and wanting to know more, to read more.