Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Holy mother of angst!! 

I have always said my favorite part of the story is angst, well this entire book was one big ball of angst and I LOVED every single second of it!! 

The book spans over 20+ years (Yes it is a long, but it has 3 books in one!) and tells the story of Emmett and Donya.

Since the age of five Emmett and Donya have had a connection (or tether) that has always pulled them to one another. They can feel what the other is feeling. 
After noticing Donya's parents were not actively involved in her life, Emmett's family "adopts" Donya into theirs. She quickly becomes a part of their family and the friends to lovers story begins. 

One thing I adored was the unconditional love Fred and Sam had for Donya. Though she was not their biological child, she was in every single way one of their children. 

It did take me some time to connect to Donya. Even if she was mature and supposedly level headed for her age, it wasn't until near the last quarter of the book that I began to really like and understand her. 

Emmett on the other hand, I LOVED from the very beginning. Yes he did things that pissed me off but he always, ALWAYS was so caring, honest and genuine. 

This book will stick with me just as the previous LD Davis books have. The writing style is superb and the characters become a part of your everyday life. (I thought about them at work, while making dinner, helping with 5th grade homework ect...) 

This is a story of love, forgiveness, and second chances. You do not want to miss this truly beautiful story!! 

5 "Crazie" stars!! ~Cami

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Finding Us by Megan Smith

5 Stars!!!!!! 

I fell so hard and fast for this book!! 

This is the story of Knox and Jasmine, two people trying to move on from their tragic and secretive pasts. Knox is pursuing Jasmine under false pretenses, she thinks he wants her, and he does. For revenge. 

But after a weekend getaway Knox is forced to reevaluate his plan because things are changing between the two. 

I admired the way Jasmine made Knox really work to get her attention. Too many times the heroine falls so fast for the leading man that it tends to play out a bit unrealistic. I assure you, Jasmine was not a total pushover when it came to guys showing interest in her, and Knox definitely had to give chase to this little firecracker! 

Another thing that I loved about this book is their relationship fell into place making it feel natural, not rushed like you tend to see in some stories. 

The mystery that surrounded Knox kept my interest until the very end! I honestly never figured this one out and I'm terrible about playing detective in my stories. I always have it figured out before the end! 

The secondary characters did not feel secondary at all and added so much more to this story! Rex, Cade, Jeremy, Summer and the rest of the crew were family and I felt just as much of a connection to them as I did to Knox and Jas. I adore authors who give me my HEA but leave me wanting more of both the main couple and other characters, and Ms. Smith did exactly that! 

Can't wait to catch up with the crew again in Finding Happiness due out in the fall!

*ARC provided in return for an honest review*


This is one of the best suspense and action packed reads I have read this year!!
Not only does this book have a great love story, but also kept me on the edge of my seat with all of the suspense. Talk about heart pounding adventure with pure adrenalin! I was completely exhausted by the end of this book and I swear it was like watching an action packed movie from start to finish! 

This author beautifully articulates this story of lies, deceit, wealth, power, lust and an all too consuming love. 

Cameron Sterling is on the fast track at making partner at his law firm and is willing to do anything to make it happen. That includes helping one of the wealthiest fashion moguls, Sig Krok cover up his indiscretions. Little does Cam know that the woman he met in the elevator and cant get out of his mind is none other than Lilly Amsell, fashion model and Sig's fiancĂ©. So when the couple formally meet and sparks fly it's only the beginning of a clandestine relationship that will take them into a world ruthless adversaries. Because Sig has no intentions of letting Lilly go. 

The story takes us through the dirty dealings of Sig and the law firm, the indiscretions of Lilly and Cam, and the revelations of epic proportions! I keep referring to a movie, but honestly this could be made into one, it's that good! 

This is only the beginning of my newfound relationship with Ms. Whitney's books. I look forward to reading more from this exceptionally talented author!

I give Beautiful Lies 4.5 'Crazie Good' Stars!! ~Cami

*ARC provided by author in exhange for an honest review*

Friday, April 25, 2014


WOW...JUST WOW!!! I do believe I have added another book boyfriend to my list. And from the way these characters drew me in, I'm thinking I'll be adding some more very very soon.  Megan Smith did an amazing job making us fall in love with these characters...Knox Mitchell jumped right out of my kindle...grabbed my heart and took off with it.


Jasmine Jennings grew up with controlling parents.  They have controlled her her entire life, deciding what she wore, what college she would attend and even what her major would be. She had access to all the money in the world but all that money did not make her happy.  Getting away from her controlling parents was the only thing going to make her happy. 

On the day of her college graduation, Jasmine 22,  gained access to her trust fund left to her by her grandfather. She ups and moves to NYC with her best friend, Summer, to get out from under her controlling parents.  From that day on, Jasmine Jennings lives by her own rules and cuts her parents out of her life for good.  

Jasmine and Summer become great friends with a sexy guy by the name of Rex Mitchell. & I must say I loved Rex...Summer and Rex hit it off and become more than just friends.  He introduces them to a new set of friends. Friends that I fell in love with...

So finally, Jasmine's life is looking up and she couldn't be happier...

Until...she meets him...Sexy, heart melting, Knox Mitchell, who happens to be Rex's brother.  Jasmine does everything she can to avoid Knox...but he seems to be everywhere she is, so avoiding him is not in the cards. NOPE...no way of avoiding that adonis...and who would want to.

“What do you want, Knox?” 
“Not happening.”
“Not yet.”
"Not ever.”

Knox Mitchell is a successful nightclub owner as well as other businesses.  He also happens to own the building that Jasmine and Summer live in.  Gah he is so dang sexy!!!

Knox's world was turned upside down about 5 years ago when he lost his entire world.  This devastated Knox and he didn't take it too kindly.  He decided then and there that he needed to look after his brother, but he also had vengeance running through his veins.  He then made a pact with himself...HE WOULD MAKE THEM PAY!!!

But, his plan for vengeance is taking a detour...Not a detour he wanted to take. He is yielding to his plan of payback because he wasn't expecting to be affected by one Jasmine Jennings.  Feelings he didn't want to feel.  The more he was around her the more he couldn't fight his desire and attraction to her.  Now what is he to do??? His plan of revenge is crumbling right before him.  

For 5 years, Knox has put his vengeance plan in motion. For five years, retaliation against the people responsible for his future being ripped away, and responsible for his life to crumble, has been what's kept him going...

Until her...

"I’m falling for her. I know it deep down inside."

"I want to fall for her, but I shouldn't." 

I deserve to be happy again, and I know she can make me feel that way."

"So once again, I give in and go after her."

"I want her."

"I need her."

"I have to have her."

Jasmine and Knox find themselves on an unexpected journey and an exploration of  feelings that were unexpected.  Neither one of them were looking for or expecting to fall in love. There wasn't a place for love in their lives. 

 Jasmine was loving and enjoying her freedom from her controlling parents.  The only thing she actually missed from her old life was her Nanny, Marie.  The only person who made her feel loved and cared for besides her best friend, Summer.

Knox was living in his own little bubble.  Just functioning in the world.  Taking care of his family and friends and his plan of  revenge on the people responsible for losing his entire world. 

Now that the tables have turned on Knox, and he has fallen in love with Jasmine...which was not in his plan...his plan was for her to fall for in love with him. Will he be able to tell her the truth without crushing her and losing her forever?  Or will their secrets destroy whatever hopes they have of  having a future together?

Megan Smith has gained a new fan.  I   was absolutely pulled into this book from the very beginning.  I finished reading FINDING US within a few hours. I'm feeling like there may be more to come from these two...I sure hope so.  I would love to have seen some actual interaction with Jasmine and her parents...especially her father.  
I'm also hoping to get to know more of the gang..especially Jeremy and Cade and sweet sweet Ava.  That little girl melted me ;)

 This book will not disappoint.  It was a great read for me.  

I give FINDING US 4.5 Crazie Stars ~KIM

*ARC provided in return for an honest review*

Thursday, April 17, 2014


I love a witty/strong heroine and a witty/strong is what you get with Reese Alison Randall.  LOVED HER!!! I was hooked right from the start.

Price of a Kiss starts off with us meeting the mighty handsome Mason Lowe...and mighty handsome he is indeed ;)  I loved him from the get go.  Unfortunately, he was put in an unthinkable situation by their nasty landlady who was threatening eviction if he didn't take her up on her proposition of him becoming her "play toy".  Mason was so disgusted by her ultimatum that he flat out told her NO!!  But of course, the nasty hag(who was twice his age), would not let up and with his sister having cerebral palsy and his mom working two jobs to make ends meet, he was in a "pickle" and  reluctantly agreed to her ultimatum.   
Mason was selfless and didn't cave... especially with the rumors going around about him.  He did what he had to do even though he hated every minute of it and I loved him even more for that.

Reese Randall moved to Florida to attend college and to live with her best friend/cousin, Ava.  She had to change her name and move across country to get away from her stalker ex-boyfriend who had tried to kill her.  Reese was just trying to move on with her life and getting involved in a new relationship was not in the cards for her...or so she thought!!! 

"From fifty yards, he'd taken my breath away. From ten feet, I'd been ready to have his babies."

While conversing with her cousin, Ava, Reese was caught off guard by the most gorgeous guy she had ever laid eyes on...Mason Lowe literally took her breath away.  She could not stop staring and was in awe of him. But what she learned and soon found out was that Mason was off limits to her...well...not without a price. Mason was a gigolo...a freaking gigolo. Yikes!!

"Girl, don’t even think about it. You couldn’t afford him if you emptied all the money in your piggy bank."

"What? Is he, like, for sale or something?"

Reese applies for a babysitting job for a special needs child and gets the job.  The little girls brother just happens to be none other than the "hottie" Mason Lowe.  Reese gets a front row seat seeing first hand what kind of life Mason leads.  This makes her fall hard for Mason.  She knows that she can't have a relationship with him because of his occupation.  This doesn't stop her though from becoming his friend.  

Reese sees Mason as a person and she can see him deep down to his soul.  She falls really fast and hard for him but she accepts that friendship is as far as their relationship can go.  It breaks her heart knowing what he has to endure to help his family.  

"Every woman treats me that way, Reece. I'm not a person to them. I'm just…a good time or something vile to be avoided at all costs. And then you came along and you…you hugged me. You are the first person who sees me, Mason, not sex for sale."

The sacrifices he makes melts my heart.  He has given up so much for his mom and sister.  I just want to hold him and tell him how special he was...and special does not even cover what he truly is.  He is exceptional.  There is not a great enough word to describe him in my eyes.  I admire him for what he has sacrificed...friendships, relationships and not being able to let someone love him and not allowing himself to be able to love someone.  Such a shame...I just wanted to smack that old "Mrs. Robinson-er, Garrison." Skank is a word that I'm sure was invented just for her!!!

"I couldn’t wait to meet his cherry-popping, cougar pimp landlady again. Said no one ever."

"Well played, skanky pimp landlady, well played."

Mason and Reese have a very special friendship that will draw you right in.  I loved watching their friendship develop and more importantly, I enjoyed watching them fall in love.  It took them a while for them to admit it and to take a hold of it and run with it.  It was well worth the wait. 
The anticipation was ahhh...and well worth it.

Oh, and before Mason and Reese gave in to their feelings, Mason was no longer a gigolo. ;)

“You’re the warm sun that shines when everything else is dark,” he went on, lifting his hands to rest them against the wall on either side of my face. “A smile and a hug in a roomful of disapproval. You’re…” Wincing, he pressed his forehead against mine. “You’re everything.”

Read this book...it's an exceptional read.  I absolutely loved it.  You will fall in love with both Mason and Reese...and I can't forget Mason's sweet sweet sister, Sarah. She will melt your heart and you will fall in love with her...just like everyone did who came in contact with her.  This book really was a great read!!!

I give Price of a Kiss 4.5 Crazie Stars!! ~KIM

Sunday, April 13, 2014


I have been so undecided about reading this book for a while now. It has been in my library for some time. Not sure if it was the conflicting reviews or just that I wasn't sure this was the book I was looking for.  I was on the prowl looking for THAT book...You know the one you can't stop reading.  The one where you only get a couple hours of sleep a night before you have to get up and start your day.  Well, this was THAT book for me.  

Amanda Kelly has spent her entire life striving for perfection.  She is so consumed with feeling like she is not "perfect" enough or "worthy" enough that she has grown up obsessing over it.  She never felt like she could compete with her sister in her parents eyes...she always felt like she was a disappointment...never good enough. The only thing that she felt was "perfect" in her life was her best friend, Noah Stewart.  The bond they shared was undeniable and unbreakable.

Amanda and Noah remain the best of friends growing up. I loved how they cared for and loved one another.  They were truly best friends.  The way Noah took care of Amanda was so dang sweet.  Oh how I wish I had a Noah growing up.  He was just so tentative of her feelings and he cared deeply for her...it was so obvious  her feelings for him were just as strong.

But, when those teenage hormones come into play and feelings toward one another become more than "friendship" feelings, what to do about it has them questioning those feelings. WHAT DO THEY DO??? They hem hauled around each other...ugh...and that drove me CRAZY.  

  I wanted to kick Amanda...I wanted to pull her hair out...I wanted her to see what she was doing and what was right in front of her...a godsend was standing right in front of her...but does she...NO...she doesn't.  Noah, the beautiful person that he is can only take so much.  He loves her and it's so obvious to the reader and to the people around them...Amanda is the only one who doesn't see it because she can't get past the fact that she doesn't deserve Noah.  ughhh

"The unpredictability of life sucks. One minute you’re riding high with the wind whipping through your hair and the next minute you’re flat on your ass with a face full of gravel." 

I liked Amanda, I really did. She just really frustrated me most of the time. But, on the other hand, I could also relate to her.  I could almost see why she felt the way she did.  I cringed at a lot the choices she made and those choices made me want to jump right in there and say NO NO NO..DON'T DO IT!!! 

The experiences that Amanda endures during this book are heart wrenching...I mean cry like a baby heart wrenching.  I wanted to console her when I wasn't wanting to slap her. I know...sounds contradicting...but once you read Present Perfect you will understand what I'm saying. 

It takes a dear friend by the name of Dalton Connor to help Amanda see what she should have seen earlier on. But, this friend of hers is very special and I'm glad it played out the way it did.  Well, once I finally made it that far.

"The present’s perfect, young grasshopper, because we’re breathing, moving, laughing, crying, and are surprised when we finally meet someone we connect with. Stop living in the past and wasting your present. You need to tell Noah how you feel." ~Dalton

This is a story about friendship and everlasting love with an undeniable bond that will NEVER be broken. I'm so thrilled I came across this book in my library and that I took a chance on it. It was definitely a rockin' roller coaster ride...but one ride I'm so thankful I took.  

"I can’t lose you. You’re my everything. Not having you in my life wrecked me before, but not having you in my world would completely destroy me. My purpose is to take care of you and protect you, but there’s nothing I can do to take this away from you. I don’t know how to help you."

This book will change you...it will. This is the 2nd book that I've read that has affected me this way.  Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover was the other. Two emotional books almost back to back...Dang I'm an emotional train wreck.  

“You’ve always been my girl and always will be. No one will ever take me away from you, Tweet. You’re my heart and soul and that’s never going to change, no matter what you say.”

I have to say this...I love Noah Stewart.  He is sweet sweet PERFECTION.  Just like my RIDGE in Maybe Someday.  Wow!! I'm lucky to have read two emotional heart warming books...meaning heart warming at the end...it was gut wrenching until the end but so worth the ugly tears...so so worth it.  Read this book.  It will change you...It will.  If it doesn't, something is wrong with you.  That's only my opinion.

I give Present Perfect 5 Crazie Stars ~KIM

Friday, April 11, 2014

KIM'S REVIEW ~ LICK by Kylie Scott

I was beyond stoked when I came across this book and saw that it had such great reviews.  I absolutely love ROCKSTAR romance books.  Alpha Rockers are my favorite and I must throw in there that I love Kylie Scott...she rocks!!!

I was hooked from the very first page. The main character, Evelyn Thomas, wakes up with a major hangover, married to rock god, David Ferris, who is the lead guitarist to the notorious fan fav rock group, STAGE DIVE, and does the unthinkable...she pukes all over him.  AND...the best part is that she has no recollection of the marriage. NONE...She remembers nothing about that night.  It was supposed to be a night out in Vegas for her 21st birthday, with her best friend, Lauren...and what a night it turned out to be...

"So, congratulations. You're married to a rock star."

Evelyn, oh sweet Evelyn...I loved her.  She was a fantastic heroine and very likable...Not your whiney poor me type heroine.  Evelyn was strong willed and was not out for fame or money.  She was happily content working in the little coffee shop that she had worked at since she was fifteen.  She was independent and determined to make her own way. & I loved that about her. 

& oh did I mention that she is a country music fan...haha!!  She didn't even know who David Ferris was at first.  It took her going back home to Portland and the paparazzi pretty much attacking her at the airport to figure out what she was in for...and boy was she in for a ride she wasn't ready to go on.

David has become one of my favs that I must move up near the top of my favorite book boyfriends list...Holy hottness!! Not your typical rock god.  Not that he hasn't had his day of partying and living the rockstar life style...Oh yes, David has been there and done that.  He is ready to settle down and he want's Evelyn...he knew from the moment he saw her and spent time with her. Problem is...Evelyn doesn't remember that night at all and this hurts David.  Hurts him badly. 

  It was so important to David that Evelyn remember their night together. She had made him feel things he had never felt before and he wanted her to remember how she had felt that night too. He needed her to. God love him... 

David was 100% IN...Evelyn was NOT at first.  But watching them come together like they did and fall in love was epic in my opinion.  That doesn't happen a lot in books.  We read the same ol same ol over and over...It was nice for a change and to watch their love grow...I felt like I was right there with them and I was rooting and cheering them on.

"Love isn’t always smooth or straightforward. It can be messy and painful … Doesn’t mean it isn’t still the most incredible thing that can ever happen to you." 

I love how Kylie Scott got us invested with this relationship.  She had us fall in love with them as they fell in love with each other. Freaking brilliant I must say!!!

You can not pass this one up...HECK NO!! Get this book now and fall in love with David and Evelyn like I did...& like everyone else has done that has read it!!

& OMG..DID I MENTION MAL...Holy Crap..You will fall in love with him too.  His humor is off the charts and you get to meet him in PLAY, which is the 2nd book in this series..and let me just say...HE IS FREAKING AMAZING. David and Mal have ROCKED MY WORLD let me tell you...They're way off the charts...FREAKING AMAZING!!

I give LICK 5 Crazie Stars ~Kim

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Wow...just wow!  You have nailed it Emma Shade.  I have loved every book in this series and I'm not a big paranormal reader but you have captured my attention and you have kept it...and that is hard to do.  Each book just keeps getting better. 

It starts out with Lily leaving both Ashton and Blake behind and running from the pain of her best friend's death. She takes off with Alaistair, Paige and Jeremy Morrow to train and work for their exclusive organization.  She feels leaving and working for them  will keep her hidden and will keep her loved ones safe.  She blames herself  for the death of her best friend. Something she is having a hard time recovering from.

Ashton Ryder is determined to find Lily knowing his deception was the biggest  reason why she left so abruptly.  His role in her leaving is a deceptive one but he knows until he can find her and explain his reasonings to her that he will never have a chance of getting Lily back and that is something he is not willing to let happen.

Blake Moore is also determined to find Lily.  He needs her to know how he feels about her. Blake has secrets of his own and in order for Lily to open up and give her heart over to him, he knows he must find her before it's too late and his secrets are exposed. 

Lily finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of craziness.  Vampires and Conjurers are coming out of the woodwork and Lily is smack dab right in the middle.  Will Ashton and Blake find her before it's too late?  And if they do happen to find her, will she be able to make a choice or will she walk away from them both?

The Vampire and Conjurer world's  collide and secrets are exposed.  These secrets will cause them to pay a high price and will Ashton, Lily and Blake be able to withstand the outcome of these secrets or will they be doomed forever? Will they be lost in a world of loneliness and darkness?  One of these three will pay a high price and it breaks my heart.  But, I know without a doubt, that they will be okay and get their HEA.  They just have to.

"It was going to tear my heart in two, losing him this way. But I knew it was for the best. Better to just get it over with, like ripping off a Band-Aid. Only this Band-Aid was going to hurt like hell, tearing a piece of my heart off with it."

I was not able to put this book down once I started.  I had to get to the end to see if Lily picked my man and to see how everything from the first two books would transpire.  I loved both Ashton and Blake but, with my whole heart, I knew that Lily belonged with Ashton and he was my choice for her. But, no matter who she chooses, it's a win win...I won't say who she picked...you're just gonna have to  read it to find out. ;)


I give Finding Lily 5 Crazie Stars!!! ~Kim

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