So I spent this weekend playing catch up on my reading list. I mean I am so far behind I am reading books that have been on my list for a few years as well as more recently released stuff. Because of the amount of books I read (4) this weekend, this post is gonna be sort of a “run down”
Friday: Mister Moneybags by the ladies to whom I refer to as “The Dynamic Duo” Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. With that said, even the best superheroes fall short sometimes, and this is the weak link in the Cocky Bastards series. This one isn’t as funny and the bastard isn’t as cocky BUT…it was still a decent read, well the first half of the story is anyway. I loved the dual role that Dex/”Jay” plays in the beginning. This is the fun part like MTV’s Catfish in a book but then my girls take a right when they should’ve gone left at Albuquerque, yeah this story goes completely haywire and for the life of me I don’t know why. Like I said, the start of the story is great! It’s moving along nicely and if it needed to stretch on a bit I am sure these two could’ve figured out how to do that, however, they take this story from great to weird in the span of a chapter. I literally stopped reading at that point and said, out loud, “please for the love of Amazon One-Click don’t do it PEVI” (my nickname for Penelope and Vi)and what do they do…f*ckin it! Talk about pissed on a Friday night. I drank a whole bottle of wine finishing up this book. I don’t know if it was out of morbid curiosity, loyalty or just my blind faith that they wouldn’t do this to me. Needless to say, I finished it and I’m giving it 3.5 stars. I wanted to give it more but dammit girls cut this sh*t out
Saturday: The Gravity of Us and The Fire Between High & Lo both by Brittany Cherry whom I just adore. She is the cutest little thing. Well, anyway, I knocked these two out since I needed to finish this series. Oh hell I forgot to mention these books are part of the Element Series consisting of Silent Waters, The Air He Breathes, The Fire Between High & Lo and The Gravity of Us.
Both books were good I will start with Gravity. I. Love. This. Book! I love the push and pull between Graham and Lucy. I love their forbidden love, I love how she teaches him to love. I love how he opens her eyes to selfishness. I know that sounds a little weird to say but I am a firm believer in a little selfishness. Giving yourself entirely to others is exhausting and can often time lead to your own misery so Brittany did a helluva job conveying that. This book has it all sibling rivalry, babies, baby daddy/baby mama drama, break-ups, make-ups, and Ollie. I laughed, smiled, cried real tears and did a happy dance all while reading this book. I even wanted to slap a bish!! That is how good this book is. Anytime you can go through a myriad of emotions in one sitting you’ve got a 5 star read on your hands.
Fire, however, was a bit different. I’m still not sure if I enjoyed it, and it wasn’t nearly as good as the others in the series. I am not sure in what order these are written so it is hard to say if this is the first in the series but it reads like it. The writing is a bit off and the drama just seemed so forced. I mean there was not a single page in this book that SOMETHING wasn’t happening. I get it, life can suck major monkey balls, but there has got to be a break in there somewhere. Hell, even the sun shines on a dog’s ass once in a while. Anyway, the characters were okay with the only redeemable one being Kellan, Logan’s brother. Lo was a bastard and Alyssa was too freaking whiny to even try to relate to. Overall this was maybe a 2.75 – 3 stars top. I finished it in a few hours because it wasn’t terribly long.