I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. --Groucho Marx

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Tell Me When: Review

Tell Me When
Stina Lindenblatt
Ebook, 273 Pages
New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: January 20th 2014
Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Amber Scott should be enjoying life as a college freshman. She should be pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She should be working hard to make sense of her precalculus math class.

She shouldn’t be waking up her college roommate with screaming nightmares. She shouldn’t be flashing back, reliving the three weeks of hell she barely survived last year. And she definitely shouldn’t be spending time with sexy player Marcus Reid.

But engineering student Marcus is the only one keeping Amber from failing her math course, so she grudgingly lets him into her life. She never expects the king of hookups will share his painful past. Or that she’ll tell him her secrets in return, opening up and trusting him in a way she thought she’d never be able to again.

When their fragile future together is threatened by a stalker Amber thought was locked away for good, Marcus is determined to protect her. And Amber is determined to protect Marcus…even if that means pushing him away.

Holy Crap! That book came out of left field, I did not expect that from this book at all. Wow. It was an amazing, book about the power of healing and hope. Amber is a young lady who is trying to move on from the horrible things that were done to her but she just can’t seem to let go of what happened. She has PTSD and it affects her whole life, little things set her off, and she just came seem to get a handle on things. Then she meets Marcus a guy just as damaged as her, who seems to make things better for her. From one look at Marcus you wouldn’t be able to tell the type of demons he faces but together the two of them make things better for the other.
I found myself really rooting for Amber and Marcus to help each other to move on. The two of them were perfect for each other, never once thinking that the other was truly damaged beyond repair. They came together both with broken and damaged past but found that they were stronger together. This story was dark yet light, happy, yet incredibly sad, and utterly heart breaking. The writing flowed and never once was I bored. The storyline flowed and every moment was interesting.
This story was awe inspiring and moving. Completely touching. The characters were flawed, moving, and very realistic, totally believable. I would recommend this book to any and every one. Do yourself a favor add this one to your collection.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tune In/Teaser Tuesday (139)

Tune In Tuesday is a weekly feature in which bloggers get to showcase another one of their loves, music! The feature is hosted by Ginger over at GReads! But until further notice you can find it over at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands.If you would like to participate in this weekly feature, make a blog post showcasing a song (or a few) head on over to Kate’s blog and link up at the bottom of the post!

“I love this song & this band. Everything they've done I can't help but love --Shanese

“My pick this week” --Betsy

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 

Anyone can play along by doing the following. Grab your current read open to a random page and share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.

Please no spoilers (make sure what you shared doesn’t give away too much! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR list of they like your teaser!

Todays teasers are from the books A Different Kind of Forever by Dee Ernst book 5 in the Rylee Adamson series by Shannon Mayer and the book Fifth Grave Past the Light book 5 in the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones
He grinned. “I take it downstairs, knock on the secret panel, give the password, a blind, one-eyed gypsy takes it, and the next day, it reappears in the closet. Isn’t that how everybody does it?”
―A Different Kind of Forever 60% on kindle Shanese’s pick.

“Have you seen the Winchester boys? Sammy and Dean’s existence proves there is a god and she’s a woman.”
  ―Fifth Grave Past the Light 47% on kindle –Betsy’s pick