Sunday, January 26, 2014


I was privileged to receive an ARC of FINDING ME.  I have been anxiously awaiting for this one after S.K. Hartley left me wanting more after book one. I was instantly hooked once I started reading this series.  Logan is one of those characters that leaves you thinking about him for days after you're are finished reading.  I connected with Logan... I felt every emotion he felt.  The mother in me wanted to go to hold & comfort him for as long as he needed.

Finding Me starts off where book one left off.  Neva finds herself in one hell of  a situation.  A situation where she is left wondering WHAT THE HELL, ANGEL.  My heart broke for her. But, I must say that I did feel for Angel a little bit...but only a little. & learning a little about Angel's childhood & what he endured...My heart hurt for him. But, with that said... I just felt like he was a grown ass man so it's time to put the BIG BOY pants on!!! & His father was a SICK FREAK...a SICK FREAK INDEED!!

Ahhh, Logan.  My beautiful Logan...  He touched my heart so deep he melted me.  I know that some will think that Logan was NOT the strong/alpha character that he was in book one... BUT, I have to disagree.  What he went through for the LOVE OF HIS LIFE was a sacrifice that most men or women would NOT go through.  The pain and sadness that HE felt...DANG IT...I felt it!! He wanted Neva to heal on her own & to learn how to come to terms with her past and present.  It took everything he had to stay away.  He suffered a lot and I admired him more for that & for what he sacrificed.  He took a chance on losing his ONE & ONLY LOVE so she could heal & grow.  To me...THAT'S A STRONG STRONG MAN...A REAL MAN!!!

I loved Neva's character & at times, she made me want to pull my hair out. But, I understand. I do. I didn't agree with her choice in book one but she redeemed herself in my eyes. It took her having to heal on her own without having the comfort & love of Logan that she had always depended on to heal & move on. This made her stronger & able to overcome what had tormented her & gave her the ability to offer forgiveness for what life had dealt her.

I have to mention my love for TATE & LOW.  I love these two together and I love how they are so protective of the one's they love.  It was very touching & EVERYONE needs friends like those two.  Low has that feistiness that screams out to you!!! & Tate...oh sweet Tate!!! Love him!!! Can't wait for their story in book #3!!!

I highly recommend this series. You will connect & fall in love with these characters.  FINDING ME is filled with a lot of emotions...Angst, sadness, forgiveness & lastly...LOVE!! 

I give FINDING ME 5 Crazie Stars!!! ~Kim

Thursday, January 16, 2014


OMG!!!! Tijan has outdone herself AGAIN!! WOW...HOLY WOW!!! This book was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the KADE BOYS!!!! I had the honor of receiving an ARC for FCP and let me tell will BLOW your mind. I seem to stay on an emotional high for days after I finish each book in this series. The Kade boys have a connection with one another that is REMARKABLE...and their connection with Sam is...PHENOMENAL!!! I love their protectiveness of her. It's AMAZING what an incredible author Tijan be able to get that connection across to her readers is a GIFT...A gift that I'm so honored to receive. 

Sam begins a new journey starting at Fallen Crest Public her junior year of high school where her boyfriend Mason and her best friend Logan attend. Sam knew she was in for some drama because of her attachment to the KADE BROTHERS. But what she endures is not what she had anticipated. She has to deal with some off the chart BULLYING from a group of girls who have been attached to the brothers for some time now. These girls don't take too kindly to Sam's attachment to these brothers.

I have to give KUDOS to Sam because she stood her own ground and wanted to handle these girls on her own. Of course Mason and Logan had their eyes open at all times. No way are they going to let some red neck wanna be cool girls...bother Sam. Unfortunately, the girls do get the upper hand on Sam at some point!!! BUT...LET ME TELL YOU...THOSE KADE BOYS go off on a MISSION....OH.MY.GAWD....DO THEY EVER ;) OH, have I mentioned how much I LOVE THOSE BOYS...WELL...I LOVE THOSE BOYS ;) I have to stop here or I'm going to give too much away!!! Oh, & we do get MASON'S POV..squeeeeee

It has been a few days since I finished FCP and I'm still thinking about those Kade boys. I'm not sure I will EVER get enough of them. They are a part of me now. I can't decide which Kade boy I adore the most. I must say that I ADORE them the same. I'm a huge fan of Sam too. I love her strength and her ability to see the good in people especially in the ones who DO NOT DESERVE IT!!! 

This series is a MUST READ...You are missing out if you let this one slip by...just sayin ;) 

I give FCP 5 CRAZIE STARS!!!!! ~Kim

Saturday, January 11, 2014

KIM'S REVIEW ~ RAW by Belle Aurora

WHERE IN THE HECK DO I START??? It has taken me a few days to be able to even write this review. I'm on a MAJOR BOOK HANGOVER!! BELLE are a FREAKING GENIUS!! 

This book was RAW...GRITTY...DIRTY...HOLY had TWITCH!!!  At first, I was positive that I DID NOT LIKE TWITCH!!!  But, something feelings changed. Getting his POV helped tremendously. I had a love/hate relationship with him. I so wanted to not like him...but I DID...and I liked him HARD. 

“Monsters don’t always lurk in the shadows.” Reaching up, he runs a fingertip slowly down the length of my jaw. Leaning forward, his breath warms me as he mutters a hairs-breadth away from my lips. “Sometimes they hide in plain sight.”

One night, when Lexie was a child, she helped a neighbor boy after his father had abused him. She never saw this boy again but she always wondered and worried about him. He helped in her decision to become a social worker. Lexie moved to Sydney, Australia, with her foster mom(whom she adored) after a sad upbringing and has worked as a social worker for abused children ever since.

"Some things in life are so sad that there are no words to describe the amount of sadness, grief, and sorrow a person is feeling. I assume this is why God allowed humans the simple act of crying. When a person cries, they feel the sadness slowly ease out of them. They feel as though they are justifiably respecting a person that has died through showing their grief. They allow a moment of sorrow to overcome them and cry out a small portion of their unseen pain." 

Lexi has a stalker but for some reason it doesn't bother her. Whether she is getting in her car, at the park or at her favorite cafe... HE is always there and this sort of excites her... & She tells no one! He has never approached her and she has never truly seen his face...just his hoodie. 

One night on her way home, Lexi is attacked in her apartment complex parking lot by a man. He is about to rape her...but she is rescued... by her one and only...STALKER. Lexi knows that she should be scared of him but she is not...she actually feels safe.

“What’s your name?” 
“Doesn’t matter. You’ll forget it once I’m gone.”
“No, I won’t.”

The name is TWITCH. Twitch is messed up...He has major issues. He had a horrible childhood but he never let that stop him. He had never seen the good in the world except for once and that left him majorly messed up... His big motivator!!! He used that to get him where he is today!! He is a self made man...owning his own company & living the life of luxury!! He was out for payback and that payback comes with consequences. Consequences he was not ready to face!! & boy did he face them...he was hook, line and sinker. There was no going back now no matter how hard he wanted to.

“Sometimes good people have to do bad things. It’s nothing personal. It’s just life."

Lexi falls in love with her stalker and he introduces her to a world she never thought she would be a part of. Hell, I fell in love with her stalker...sounds crazy to even say...Twitch does something to you that you know is know it's CRAZY but you can't help yourself...I don't blame Lexi for falling for him...he's bad news...he is... but he's deliciously bad!!!

“He is lodged in my subconscious. The star of my dreams. Which is ridiculous. I know.”

I could go on & on but I'm not going to. I don't want to give anything away. This book is AMAZINGLY written. Belle Aurora is a FREAKING GENIUS...I know I said that earlier but I had to say it again!!! I know this book is considered "dark" but it's not really dark... I'TS GRAY...IT'S AWESOME...Yes, Lexi is the light and Twitch is the dark..which makes it PERFECTION!!!! IT'S RAW..IT'S GRITTY...IT'S AMAZINGLY WRITTEN...Well done, Bella Aurora!!! You ROCKED IT!!!

I give RAW 5 Crazie Stars!!! ~Kim