14 Book Boyfriends

I know. I’m late. But what’s new?

Book boyfriends. All of us have one. Or several. They seduce  us with that bad boy attitude, secretly sweet gestures, cocky words and they make us fall in love. And then they break your heart. But you love them anyway. Because you love to see them love. And something they all do really well is love their girl. Raise your hand if you wish you were them.

I’ve read A LOT of books. A LOT. But these are the boys that stuck with me. They make my heart hurt. Ready for the countdown?

*five for now. I’m still drafting the rest.*

51f0cstYj2L._SX166_SY265_.jpgRyke Meadows. This guy is the epitomy of brooding alpha. He wants so bad to not be the hero. To not fall in love. To not be anyone but the bad guy. You don’t want to fall in love with him but you do. Because he loves his brother. And he takes care of his friends. He sacrifices SO MUCH and he never stops. His story. Their story. Flippin’ heartbreaking.  Plus me and him have this in common: permanently exempt from the swear jar. Note: don’t start from this book. Start with the first book.

Book: Long Way Down (Calloway Sisters by Krista & Beca Ritchie)
He calls her: Calloway
Favorite quote:  She’s my fucking sun, and even though she’s set tonight, she means nothing less to me. I love her just as fucking madly. (*sigh*)
Swoon effect: His dirty mouth.

17406944.jpgMax Stella. If you’re familiar with these books you’re probably screaming. I can hear it: Max, seriously?! NO WAY. TEAM BASTARD! Well, hush. Stella is my guy. Seriously. He’s all soft, but totally alpha. He puts EVERYTHING into anything he does. He helps heal her broken heart and falls in love. He’s such the good guy. And he TAKES pictures. That scene where she firsts sees all the pictures together. His explanation?! I’d let him call me Petal.

Book: Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful series by Christina Lauren)
He calls her: Petal
Favorite quote:  You’re too busy guarding your own heart to realize that maybe I’m not the arsehole people expect me to be.” (side note: I went into my highlights to look for this and I had 543 highlights. WTH!)
Swoon effect: His drink order: Whiskey. Three fingers. + Accent.

Aric Dominija.  He’s a new love. But he’s tortured soul. He doesn’t want to lov20759641e her, but he kept help himself. He build this coat of armor around himself to protect him from hurt but it’s not enough.

Book: Endless Knight (Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole)
He calls her: Her name. Usually.
Favorite quote:  I’m attracted to people. To the words they speak, to the actions they take, to their full-bodied mannerisms and soulful gaits. I am attracted to people. To impassioned hearts that beat out of sync, the ones that skip a measure, heard in hushed places and violent spaces—I am attracted to people.” (This speech. Heart tight.)
Swoon effect: His words.

51rtjmynmbl-_sx166_sy265_Connor Cobalt.  Everything he does is transnational like and he likes to pretend that he does everything because of his brain. But this boy is all heart.  He just loves intelligence and who doesn’t? I like my boys pretty but I love them smart.  I totally feel for him in Fuel to the Fire. Note: don’t start from this book. Start with the first book.

Book: Calloway Sisters by Krista & Becca Ritchie
He calls her: Her name. Usually.
Favorite quote:  I’m attracted to people. To the words they speak, to the actions they take, to their full-bodied mannerisms and soulful gaits. I am attracted to people. To impassioned hearts that beat out of sync, the ones that skip a measure, heard in hushed places and violent spaces—I am attracted to people.” (This speech. Heart tight.)
Swoon effect: His words.

Jerich18664342o Barrons.  He’s so unapologetic about everything. But it’s as hot as it frustrating. It’s one of those you hate/love them things. You think you hate him but you realize then it really had purpose and your heart swoons. And he doesn’t talk much. He hates too. But when he does. EVERY WORD pulls at your heart. Now that the series is over, I don’t know what I’m going to do. There’s never going to be another one like him. Forever #1 in my book heart.

Book: Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
He calls her: Ms. Lane
Favorite quote:  You’re Mac. And I’m Jericho. And nothing else matters. Never will. You exist in a place that is beyond all rules for me. Do you understand that?(I know this seems anti-climatic. But if you’ve read it then you know why. And if you haven’t then I’m not ruining it for you.)
Swoon effect: His words.

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Book Review: Voilition | Lily Paradis

If you haven’t noticed, I have this thing about words. One of the great things about reading ebooks is that I can highlight the heck out of it without having to feel like I’m defacing valuable pieces of art.  I’m just going to sprinkle my favorite quotes throughout this review.If I had to sum up this book in a few sentences, I would just make
veryone read this quote:

 “I don’t think love is supposed to hurt like this,” I told him. “It’s not. I think it’s supposed to hurt in a good way, but this isn’t good. This is like a virus taking over your whole body, and he’s just sitting there. He hasn’t even said a word to you, and you’re a mess. You don’t love him.”

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Reading Challenge Update #4

I can’t believe it’s March. I can’t believe that after this week, there is only one more full week of March. That seems insane. I’m getting to the point where I’m starting to think that it’s so late in the year, maybe I’ll just try my resolutions next year. It’s been that way for the last four years. Why not be consistent, right? Just kidding. That’s just my laziness talking.

Well, I’ve read 57 books so far this year. According to Goodreads that means that I’m 16 books ahead of my 200 books in 2015 goal. I’ll admit that I’m curious to the formula used to calculate that schedule, but again, laziness. That thing rules my world. Oh and if you’re curious, I was at 36 books last update so that’s an additional 21 books. Its weird looking at the number because before seeing that, I would have bet my life that I haven’t really read anything in the last month.

I’ve only read 5 books that applies to the challenge, but I have read some really great books that I want to talk about, so look for those reviews later. Anyway, latest challenge update:

4A book that scares you

The Contradiction of Solitude
by A. Meredith Walters

I really should read blurbs. I thought this was just another romance novel. There are a ton of flashbacks and lots of foreshadowing. In the end, it left me feeling icky. Kind of like when you finish watching Hannibal, Dexter or The Fall.

Favorite Quote: Lust and attraction were dangerous things. They could make a man rush to his death without thinking twice. Layna could easily be my death and I wouldn’t care.”

A book based entirely on it’s cover

The Immortal Circus: Act One
by A.R. Kahler

Can you blame me? The covers to this series are so pretty. First of all, the main character? I have a girl crush. Her inner dialogue/narration is hilarious. The romance? Maybe a little too insta-love. The storyline? There was a whole lot going on and not a lot of explanation. I guess that’s why it’s a three part series. I’m definitely going to read the rest of the books. The writing/storyline kind of reminds me of the Kings series.

Favorite Quote: Right then, I’d give my left kidney for him to wrap an arm around me to shield me from the atrocity before us. But he’s not mine, and probably never will be. And even if he were, he’s not the comforting type.”

A book set somewhere you always wanted to visit

Volition
by Lily Paradis


I will write a full review of this later, because I just love love love this book. It’s so angsty. It’s crazy the ideas we become obsessed with when we are kids. At  16 or 17 we think those problems will be our entire world.

Favorite Quote: That’s what I want to tell myself. That’s what I am telling myself. But we all know that I am a liar, and liars can’t be unmade.”

A book set in high school

Heart of Marley 
by T.K. Leigh

For a seemingly unthreatening YA book it covered a large area of topics: family issues, sexual abuse, female empowerment and so much much more. This book is just so beautifully written I love it. The brother/sister relationship is just everything.

Favorite Quote: They always say that the truth will set you free. Not for me. The truth has erected bars around me.”

A book that takes place in your hometown

Thoughtless
(Book 1 of the Thoughtless series)
by S.C. Stephens

I started reading this because everyone on Twitter and book blogs would not stop talking about Kellan flippin’ Kyle. Can I just leave it at yes, he’s one of the book boyfriends? All the feelings in this first book are just too much. I can’t even imagine reading it from Kellan’s point of view. I’m not ready for it yet.

Favorite Quote: I still want you…But not while you’re his. Not like this, not like last night.”

http://www.amazon.com/Immortal-Circus-Cirque-Immortels/dp/1611099447/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1426622275&sr=8-2&keywords=the+immortal+circus