Hi folks! I’m still somewhere deep and south and – oh hell!
So here’s what I’ve been looking forward this month and I’m also pretty excited about it – the release of Kindle Alexander’s new novel under the “Nice Guys series” entitled “Full Disclosure.” For those of you who have not read the first book [Double Full] – it features Mitch Knox (who’s the MC in Full Disclosure), a secondary character shown at the latter part of said novel but don’t fret bb’s because this second book can be read as a stand-alone story. I thought it’d be great for you to grab a copy of the first book as well. Its expected publication is on September 16 as per Miss Alexander and don’t you just love that wickedly sexy cover? I almost cannot contain my excitement; I guess I’m still nursing my hangover from her previously released books and this one could really help my yearning for another “Always, Up In Arms, The Current Between Us, Texas Pride and Double Full” – whew! I mentioned them all I think. Hey’ since you’re reading this, why not read my reviews on these books and grab yourself a copy yeah?
Up In Arms
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Here’s the synopsis of Full Disclosure:
Deputy United States Marshal Mitch Knox apprehends fugitives for a living. His calm, cool, collected attitude and devastatingly handsome good looks earn him a well-deserved bad boy reputation, both in the field and out. While away on an assignment, he blows off some steam at a notorious Dallas nightclub. Solving the case that has plagued him for months takes a sudden backseat to finding out all there is to know about the gorgeous, shy blond sitting alone at the bar.
Texas State Trooper Cody Turner is moving up the ranks, well on his way to his dream of being a Texas Ranger. While on a two-week mandatory vacation, he plans to relax and help out on his family’s farm. Mitch is the last distraction Cody needs, but the tatted up temptation that walks into the bar and steals his baseball cap is too hard to ignore.
As Mitch’s case gains nationwide attention, how will he convince the sexy state trooper that giving him a chance won’t jeopardize his life’s plan…especially when the evil he’s tracking brings the hate directly to his doorstep, threatening more than just their careers. via goodreads
I’m literally berating myself for not reading this book sooner. This is Jane Seville’s debut work and it’s a fantastic debut! D is a hired killer tasked to finish off Dr. Jack Francisco – a witness to a crime and was placed in the witness protection program. What started as a job turned into something that neither man expected.
After witnessing a mob hit, surgeon Jack Francisco is put into protective custody to keep him safe until he can testify. A hitman known only as D is blackmailed into killing Jack, but when he tracks him down, his weary conscience won’t allow him to murder an innocent man. Finding in each other an unlikely ally, Jack and D are soon on the run from shadowy enemies. Forced to work together to survive, the two men forge a bond that ripens into unexpected passion. Jack sees the wounded soul beneath D’s cold, detached exterior, and D finds in Jack the person who can help him reclaim the man he once was. As the day of Jack’s testimony approaches, he and D find themselves not only fighting for their lives… but also fighting for their future. A future together. – via Goodreads
I just loved the continuity of this story all throughout. D is such an interesting character and the way the speaks – like seriously, that is such a turn-on. LOL. I can almost hear the words coming from. He reminded me a bit of Tyler Grady from the Cut and Run series whom I adore so much! Jack on the other hand reminds me of Ty’s partner Zane! How wicked is that?!
The whole assassin thingy is perfection! It’s exciting and exhilirating. Jane Seville knows how to keep it on edge. There were no boring moments in the book at all. I actually almost felt bad after finishing the book because I still want more and I’m glad that there’s actually still more of this two! Can’t wait for it!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
When I first acquired this title, I thought it has one of the best covers I’ve seen in a while and the title itself is screaming “Good Book!” “Read Me!” “Now!” but I didn’t exactly read it right away. It actually took me over three months before I finally decided to give it a go. I was able to finish it in one reading and I’m duly impressed on how detailed and rich the story was. How deluded am I to have not read this sooner? This coming of age narrative about young Mexican-American teenagers Aristotle Mendoza and Dante Quintana tackles so many things that even adults alike doesn’t seem to understand. Those secrets of the universe became Ari and Dante’s emotional battlefields that they have to go through to realize something out of ‘em. I loved how this book reminded me of one of my favorite books “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry due to its stirring and lyrical rendition of the story. You know that feeling when you’re trying to decipher something by simply reading the lyrics of a song but when you hear its melody, that’s when it would make sense. Aristotle and Dante…. is like that. It is a book that brings hope, acceptance, forgiveness, love – such a joy for us readers to try to discover the secrets of our own universe…
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I wouldn’t say that I absolutely enjoyed reading this book but I thought the writing has a resounding quality of truth and the almost obtrusive frankness of its main character (Wylie) was very much refreshing.
I admire the book’s honesty and its shameless description of the South. Nick Wilgus created a genius character out of Wylie – witty, tactless and very forgiving.
In this book, I forged an alliance with Wylie and his son Noah. I rooted for them. I cried and sympathized with them and most of all, I’m proud of their sometimes bittersweet yet pure father and son relationship.
For me, a book is worth reading when you’re able to connect with the characters. This time, not only a connection was made but some sense of belonging. Noah represents authenticity and the book conveyed a message that resonates with the rest of us dealing with inequality. I’m up for that.
Rating: 3.5 stars our of 5
One thing that I didn’t like about this film is that there are so many things happening in it. It was uninteresting at most parts and failed to deliver the theme at its maximum potential. The film focuses on forgiveness that inspects some aspect of life, its meaning and its purpose.
Robert is a journalist writing a book and is trying to reconcile with his dying father whom he interviewed for his project and discovered that he had been a close friend of Josemaria Escriva, the founder of the Opus Dei movement. The story went deep as Robert learned about the dark past of his father, reluctantly sharing the stories to his son. The story takes place during the Spanish Civil War that seemed to topple what good potentials the film promised at the beginning. The production was good but it was lackluster in execution. It didn’t quite lived up to its promise of grandeur and even the extras having parts in the film were quite terrible!
It was interesting to note that Charlie Cox who played Josemaria Escriva was quite impressive that you actually believe him and feel everything that he’s saying from his eyes. He was quite mesmerizing on the screen if I’m being honest.
The rest of the cast were just miscast-ed or perhaps shown in such a way that are not as believable as Cox. The film would have been great if (in my opinion) Wes Bentley’s character, Manolo was played by another actor like Gael Garcia Bernal. I just don’t see enough conviction from him and even Dougray Scott who played Robert was a total disappointment.
I’m not really sure what pushes me to watch this film. It was quite interesting in its trailer but was a total disaster in its entirety. The film was okay for like the first few minutes but it went downhill up to the last part of it. Perhaps, I wasn’t feeling nice when I watched it.
Rating: 5 / 10
Director: Roland Joffe
Starring: Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott, Unax Ugalde, Olga Kurklenko, Rodrigo Santoro, Geraldine Chaplin, Golshiften Farahani
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Tagged Charlie Cox, Dougray Scott, Film Review, Geraldine Chaplin, Golshiften Farahani, Josemaria Escriva, Olga Kurklenko, Opus Dei, Rodrigo Santoro, Roland Joffe, Unax Ugalde, Wes Bentley
I thought those of you who adored Drew in Tangled would love to know that author Emma Chase have actually written some snippets after Tangled. It’s still pretty hilarious and Drew’s still our boy!!!
This little snippet of Drew and Kate was totally funny and endearing. I love this duo!!! Drew’s really such an a-hole but an adorable a-hole at that. I love the mind-fuckery thing…hahaha you really gotta love him! Seriously, he’s like my male Carrie Bradshaw!!
Gaaahhh!!! I thought it was their wedding! But that’s alright I guess, now I love Drew even more. He’s just so funny!!! Seriously, can we like petition something and make this into a film? It’s deliciously good!
Try to check Tangled out and these snippets okay? :)
This is just a wonderful continuation to Cameron and Lucas’s story!!! Very cute, very romantic and just equally sexy! If you’ve not read Sixty Five Hours – go ahead and feel free to download your very own free copy here! This amazing couple is back, though just a short snippet – it’ll still make you giggle and smile from ear to ear. I just really have to make a short post about this because it’s just so effin’ good J Read the free snippet here!
A friend from Goodreads recommended this book and I’m just over the moon right now (a good few hours) after reading the whole thing. This book is perfection in every level! Cameron Fletcher and Lucas Hensley, both advertising executives were given merely sixty five hours to come up with a campaign on a multimillion dollar project. Now both of them need to set aside their differences to seal the deal – and from there, they didn’t only settle their differences but also discovered that they actually have a lot in common. Cameron and Lucas are just oh-so-adorable! The book kinda reminds me of Tangled by Emma Chase. I got to say though, I love this better! I feel giddy while reading the book and I think I giggled with just about every page! The book is witty, sexy, honest and just effin’ brilliant! There’s no pretension, just pure honest-to-adulterated-goodness! They are such an amazing couple! Oh, I just love the sock fetish! That one was cute!!! This is my first read from N.R. Walker and I’m sure glad to have read this brilliant of a novel – and the good part is, it’s free!!!! OMG! I know right? Oh, well git it now HERE.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Midway through this book, I was already thinking that this won’t end well but I was so wrong. It’s actually fucking golden. I specifically enjoyed the last half of the book because it was very fast-paced. I was sure glad that the author/s didn’t resort to rushing the characters the way some writers do it just to give it a happily-ever-after ending. This book was so realistic in so many levels. Mark Cooper is a kinky Aussie teen dragged to America by his mum who re-marry and was forced to live the American way. Now in college, Mark found himself pledging for a fraternity which he didn’t care at all but simply to please his mum and her new husband. There, he meets the smart, responsible and gorgeous Deacon who is a member of the rival fraternity he’s pledging. Things aren’t that complicated as it seems even if they found themselves in the midst of frat-rivalry. It was rather complicated because it’s more than that – it’s how both of them will be handle what they have. I thought Mark’s character is just LOVE. He’s sweet, witty and just oh so sexy. I loved the fact that he’s also shameless and so young. Deacon on the other hand was almost the opposite of Mark when it comes to personality so with that, they’re certainly a good fit. In all scope of things, I love that the author/s didn’t resort in an ideal ending but rather a more succinct and honest delivery involving the main characters’. This was rather a surprising read for me and I’m glad that I went through it all the way.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Published January 28th 2014 by Loose Id LLC
Here, Roe was telling us from the onset how he finally found his “home” but not before informing us on how his family discovered his homosexuality. It was pretty painful, like I can’t even fathom what it could do to someone like him or to anyone especially after your family threatened to kick you out if you remain being “true” to yourself. That’s just so wrong in so many ways. You can’t choose what you are. Maybe you can choose how you live but you are what you are. Trying to be someone just doesn’t do it at the end of the day. Going back to Roe, as he narrates how he got to Nowhere Ranch – we found out that he’s been working from farm land to farm land and does not like staying at one place. Less emotional (ehem, people attachment) less pain for him. Then he met Travis Loving, the owner of Nowhere Ranch who’s got a secret of his own which actually excites Roe and soon, the two have forged a relationship that somehow worked both for them.
I almost planned on not finishing this book because I’m not really big on M/M stories that involve BDSM but in actuality, the whole BDSM fiasco plays so little importance to the book’s merits. What I really loved about Nowhere Ranch is how sincere the whole point of view of the main character was written. The telling of Roe Davis’s story was shameless, honest and poignant that it echoed so much truth, so much passion and a lot of mixed emotions. Turns out, this is one book I will regret not reading after all.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars