July Book Wrap Up!

Books Pledged to Read in 2015:


Am I On Track: 

8 books behind. Not even stressed at all.

Books Read So Far: 


Total Books For July: 


Dream of You Novella

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Re-Read)




Forever With You (ARC)


Penguins with People Problems

Upside Down


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Favorite Book of the Month:

Forever with You by Jennifer L Armentrout

This book just blew my mind. It was a story very close to my heart as well so…yeah, what is ed it just meant a lot. And JLA just gets better with every book.

Least Favorite Book of the Month:

Upside Down by Lia Riley

I definitely didn’t hate this book but I wasn’t massively in love with it either.

Books I Want to Read Next Month:

With This Heart by R.S. Grey

The Rose Society by Marie Lu

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

Hollywood Witch Hunter by Valerie Tejeda

Just One Song by Stacey Lynn

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Jubilee Manor by Bethany Hagen

Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

Full Re-Read of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

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Book Review: Jet by Jay Crownover


New Adult, visit Contemporary, health Romance


416 pages

Part of a Series?:

The second novel in the Marked Men Series

Release Date: 

May 28th, 2013

You Can Find the Book At:


Barnes and Noble

Book Depository


Author Website

GoodReads Summary: 

With his tight leather pants and a sharp edge that makes him dangerous, Jet Keller is every girl’s rock and roll fantasy. But Ayden Cross is done walking on the wild side with bad boys. She doesn’t want to give in to the heat she sees in Jet’s dark, haunted eyes. She’s afraid of getting burned from the sparks of their spontaneous combustion, even as his touch sets her on fire.

Jet can’t resist the Southern Belle with mile-long legs in cowboy boots who defies his every expectation. Yet the closer he feels to Ayden, the less he seems to know her. While he’s tempted to get under her skin and undo her in every way, he knows firsthand what happens to two people with very different ideas about relationships.

Will the blaze burn into an enduring love. . . or will it consume their dreams and turn them to ashes?

My Review:

While there will not be spoilers for this book, I cannot guarantee there will not be spoilers for Rule. Please check the blog for that spoiler free review!


I love this book! It took me awhile to get to this book but I’m so glad I finally read it. I wasn’t 100% sold on Jay Crownover and Marked Men just from the first book, Rule and my friends kept telling me I had to “get through” Jet to get to the rest of the series. Which doesn’t exactly make me want to jump up and go read it, you know what I mean? We were joking one night, laughing at how I actually would probably love Jet and so I bought it and I stayed up til 6 am reading the book because I was hooked so fast.

This is why I try so hard not to ever give up on an author. They may just pull something out that just blows your mind. Hence Jet.

I LOVE this book. I love the characters so much. I love how absolutely different they are from each other. You have country girl, Ayden, who is going to school, working, doing everything she can to be a good girl, to keep herself from making the same mistakes from the past. Then you have Jet, sexy rock star (he’s supposed to be a metal guy but my obsession with emo boys made me picture him that way the whole damn time. Whatever, its my imagination…), who looks like this bad boy, but he’s got this beautiful heart and he works hard for every single thing he does, even if it might not be that traditional way of doing things and that’s what I love about them.

Jet is obvious so attracted to Ayden and he knows that he just needs to convince her that they’re exactly what each other needs but you get so frustrated with Ayden. She’s so set on her path to find someone stable and successful and someone who fits her perfect, good girl image on paper but she fails to see that what she’s looking for is exactly Jet. Yeah, he’s a little bad boy with his tattoos and his piercings and his metal band and all that but he’s really genuinely successful and ambitious and he wants to be a stable person and I just love it. He’s exactly what she needs and is looking for but he doesn’t look like it so she struggles to get there. And I think she struggles because she wants to be in control and Jet makes her lose control.

Agh all the feels come out just from me thinking about reading this book. I just love it so much.

And yes, it still has broken people and the dramatics. Ayden has a seriously messed up past and her brother, Asa, has caused a ton of problems for her, problems that she just wants to escape big time. Jet has a hard time letting go of his mom, who stays with his abusive dad, even though she’s made her choice to stay with him. But it didn’t bother me in this book and I wonder if it is because I genuinely love these characters. I love how different they are from each other and I love how much they love each other and the journey that takes place in them finding their way to each other. It makes my heart hurt in both good and bad ways.

Plus Jet has the tattoos and the piercings as well, and like I said, I think of him as this sexy emo rock star (sorry Jay, I just had to) and it just makes me want to fan myself. Constantly.

PLUS, I swear these are the most normal names of the series. I like nice, normal, classic names so Rule, Shaw, Royal, Rowdy, Saint, Salem…all these names of characters that I am meeting in this series…they drive me insane. I admit I get very distracted by names that are different. Its hard to concentrate on the story. I know that’s weird, its just a little pet peeve of mine so maybe that’s why I had a hard time with the first book. Jet and Ayden are very normal names to me. Ayden is obviously very normal (in fact, I don’t like it as a boys’ name because its so popular but I love it as a girls name) and my cousin’s name is Jett, so Jet felt okay too. I was able to concentrate on their story and I just loved their story so so so much.

I can’t wait to meet Jay next weekend and get Jet signed because that’s how much I just love love that book.


5 out of 5 Stars

Book Review: Rule by Jay Crownover


New Adult, tadalafil Contemporary, for sale Romance


327 pages

Part of a Series?:

The first novel in the Marked Men Series

Release Date: 

December 30th, this site 2012

You Can Find the Book At:


Barnes and Noble

Book Depository


Author Website

GoodReads Summary: 

Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want—and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.

My Review:

I’m going to admit it. This book was incredibly hard for me to get into. I’m not sure if it was because my friends had built it up so much for me so I had a hard time being like “OMG YES” or what. But it took me a long time to get into this book.

I like the story and I like the premise. I like the characters a lot. I think the biggest problem that I had with each of them was how incredibly broken both of them are. I like my characters broken, for sure, because you need character development and you need them to get better, and fix each other, especially in a romance but there were times when I just wanted to punch both of them in the face because they were just TOO broken for me. I think I like my characters a little less broken haha. I’m not really sure what I mean by that but I guess it was just maybe too dramatic for me.

That being said, I did like the romance between the two main characters, despite the drama outside of that with both of their families. I liked that there was this give and take, this back and forth. You kind of want to scream at them because they’re so different and on paper, they make absolutely no sense whatsoever but they’re so perfect at the same time and they see it but they sabotage it. Its a fantastically written romance. That is something that Jay just rocks at. She creates this incredibly sexy characters, characters that you really do love and she creates this heartbreaking romance between the two and you just want to scream, I SHIP IT and MAKE IT WORK ALREADY. Literally. That’s how I feel.

And those sex scenes? Holy. Crap. Someone fetch me a bucket of cold water because a mere splash on my face is just not going to be enough for me at all. She creates these just incredible scenes. Now that I’m writing my own new adult romance, I know exactly who to go to for inspiration for sex scenes. Seriously. My. God.

Plus tattoos. Oh god tattoos. Nothing sexier than a tattooed one. She really won me over with that. And piercings! I never thought I’d be into that but yes. Definitely yes.

So in the end, I definitely liked this book. I didn’t totally love it but I did like it. It didn’t make me rush out to read the other books which is hilarious because I actually ended up loving the second book, Jet, so much. But anyway. Great story and romance and all that but a little too dramatic for my tastes. Check out my review for Jet to see more ;) Plus I’m currently reading book 3, Rome!



3.5 out of 5 Stars

June Book Wrap Up!

Books Pledged to Read in 2015:


Am I On Track: 

6 books behind. Not even stressing. I’ve been writing SO much and so its hard to be mad that I’m not reading when I’m writing so much :)

Books Read So Far: 


Total Books For June: 


The Perfect Game






I can’t even begin to explain the impact that this book had on me. Seriously. It blew my mind and it drove me to get help for myself. To read more about it, treatment check out my open letter to JLA here

Coming in from the Cold


One Week Girlfriend


The Fill-In Boyfriend


Signs Point to Yes (ARC)


Tonight the Streets Are Ours (ARC)







How did you do this month? Any book recommendations? Share them in the comments!!