It’s a love triangle. Sort of. And yes, I liked it. I did. I think the author did a phenomenal job of making me understand why the heroine felt that way. I could understand her struggles. She fell in love with a boy in high school. Not just any boy but also her best friend. Sadly, her feelings were not reciprocated. Forward to years later, and that same boy called her out of the blue attempting to reconnect. But things have changed. She has changed or at least she thinks she has but Conner’s return had her questioning that. Then there’s Dylan. Her boss and good friend since college. And suddenly she’s having all these feelings that she doesn’t quite understand let alone know how to deal with. Plus, it wasn’t OTT, “I’d-rather-slit-my-wrist-than-go-through-with-this-flip-floppity-farce-of-a-romance” love triangle. It was just right. And loved that the author really spent time developing each character especially the heroine’s motivation. It made me root for her. And like I said, I related to her and understood where she was coming from. So I liked it. A lot. ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Just friends. We’re just friends. No, really. She’s just my best friend… Arizona Turner has been my best friend since fourth grade, even when we “hated” each other. We’ve been there for one another through first kisses, first “times,” and we’ve been each other’s constant when good relationships turned bad. (We even went to colleges that were minutes away from each other…) Throughout the years, and despite what anyone says, we’ve never crossed the line. Never thought about it. Never wanted to. Until one night changed everything. At least, it should’ve … Just friends. We’re just friends. I’m only saying this until I figure out if she’s still “just” my best friend…
I think I’ve been spoiled. I’ve read four straight NAs and liked them all. That has never happened to me before. Out of all four, this may be my favorite. I loved this author’s previous book, The Hook Up. In fact, that book made it to my top read for 2014. It’s safe to say that Kristen Callihan’s follow-up, The Friend Zone, is poised to make it to my favorites list this year as well.
♥ SYNOPSIS ♥ The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves wants someone else. What now? She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead. Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league. Also, he’s taken. Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands. They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she’s falling. Hard. But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won’t, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness — one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who’s afraid to love her back.
A Perfect Ten has been one of my most anticipated reads this year. I mean, Ten pretty much stole the show since he came on the scene in the second book, so my expectations were pretty high. Thankfully, Linda Kage did not disappoint. Ten and Caro were perfection individually and as a couple. Before I give you my review though, just a heads up, A Perfect Ten is now available for purchase through Amazon, B&N iBooks, Kobo. There’s also a giveaway at the end of this blog post, so after you read my review, just continue to scroll down towards the end. There’ll be a link there that will take you to the giveaway page. Linda Kage is giving away a $25 Amazon GC to one lucky winner.
The Slayer by Kele Moon is hands down one of my favorite reads this year. I was simply in awe of how Kele Moon brought Chuito and Alaine’s story to life with this book. If you don’t believe me, check out my gushing review for The Slayer HERE. I simply adored this book and I was in massive hangover after reading it. It took me a while to recover from it to be honest.
I won’t do a full summary of the book here since the blurb is pretty self-explanatory. And I also feel that Ten and Caroline’s story has been playing out since book two and I think most readers are already familiar with their back story. For non-readers of this series, you could say that Ten and Caro’s story is typical in this genre. Ten is a manho with a heart of gold and Caroline is the forbidden sister of his best friend. She thinks he doesn’t have feelings for her because he acts like an ass around her and sleeps around with other girls. He thinks he’s doing her a favor by staying away. Plus, he promised her brother not to touch her. Ever.