Saturday, January 31, 2015

Review: A Different Blue

A Different Blue
A Different Blue by Amy Harmon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm not going to lie, I cried my eyes out! A Different Blue was much better than I expected it to be. Amy Harmon is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.

Blue Echohawk hasn't had an easy life. Abandoned at the age of two, and left with a complete stranger; she has no idea who she really is. Her entire life is one big question mark. Growing up not knowing where she came from, who her parents are, or even her real name leaves Blue drifting in the wind. She's a nobody who uses sex to feel wanted. Her tough girl exterior is a front she puts on for the world to see, never allowing anyone to see the real Blue Echohawk. That is until Darcey Wilson shows up her senior year. He's a new teacher, and has a unique way of drawing his students in, and making learning fun. He sees right through Blue's hard exterior, and is intent on helping Blue find her way.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Review: Locke

Locke by Harper Sloan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've been wanting to read Maddox & Emmy's story. Maddox is one of my favorites, and even though I knew there was some baggage there, I didn't know how much. After what he's experienced, it's no wonder why he is so closed off, and hard. Emmy is so sweet with her determination to help Maddox with his demons. Fortunately he is able to wake up in time when she needs a little help fighting her own. Not a lot happened in this fifth installment of Corps Security. Maddox is determined to win Emmy over, and we get an update on the rest of the guys and their lives.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Review: Puddle Jumping

Puddle Jumping
Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn't really expecting to like Puddle Jumping very much. It seemed like an okay Sunday afternoon read. It has a good rating on Goodreads, so why not. Puddle Jumping is unlike most books in that it gives an up close, and personal look at those that we see as different. There are people who are labeled as special, or different. It's common to interpret that to mean they're lacking something. When we should be careful to remember that no matter what, all people want the same things. Safety, security, love, and acceptance are universal necessities.
Lilly is reckless from a very young age. She runs outside in a thunderstorm, and rides a mattress down the stairs. Colton is quiet, reserved, and also has Apergers. He is very matter of fact, speaks the truth plainly, and isn't accustomed to pleasantries. Lilly is determined to be all that he needs, and to show the rest of the world how wonderful he is. Their relationship is difficult, but their love is real.

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