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Glitterland by Alexis Hall

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The universe is a glitterball I hold in the palm of my hand.

Once the golden boy of the English literary scene, now a clinically depressed writer of pulp crime fiction, Ash Winters has given up on love, hope, happiness, and—most of all—himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his illness, haunted by the ghosts of other people’s expectations.

Then a chance encounter at a stag party throws him into the arms of Essex boy Darian Taylor, an aspiring model who lives in a world of hair gel, fake tans, and fashion shows. By his own admission, Darian isn’t the crispest lettuce in the fridge, but he cooks a mean cottage pie and makes Ash laugh, reminding him of what it’s like to step beyond the boundaries of anxiety.

But Ash has been living in his own shadow for so long that he can’t see past the glitter to the light. Can a man who doesn’t trust himself ever trust in happiness? And how can a man who doesn’t believe in happiness ever fight for his own?

Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.ca/Glitterland-ebook/dp/B00ERY3JXA/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377522960&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=Glitterland+in+kindle+store

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5 GLITTERING STARS

“The universe is a glitterball I hold in the palm of my hand.”

This book captured my mind and my heart from page 1! Truly amazingly written, amazingly told! You almost feel like you are bipolar too!

Ash Winter- God what a FREAKING SEXY NAME!!! So broken and scared of everything. Sophisticated, well spoken, suit and ties and scarves and jackets…

“But tonight I’d broken all the rules and I was going to pay the price. I could feel it, the slow beat of water against the crumbling cliffs of my sanity. I was going to crash. I was going to crash so hard and deep it would feel as though there was nothing inside me but despair…”

 

 

Ash ends up going to a stag party that he is basically dragged too by his…. what should we call Nial??? His crutch? His BFF? His ex lover? His….. whatever…. (can you tell I don’t like Nial?) Stag party, bar, watching a man dance..

“I leaned over the railing, looking for Nail, only to be arrested by a dazzle of silver through the haze of colour-shifting shadows, bright like clean water. It took me a moment to realise it was the light catching the epaulettes of a man dancing just below me.”

Enter Darian Taylor, model, hair gel, sparkly, friendly, no sophistication whatsoever!

 

The other characters in this book made me smile and made me very very ANGRY! I liked Amy and Max and their interactions with Ash. I HATED Nial! Let me tell you why! His jealousy knew NO BOUNDS. He should have respected Ash and not told his story! I was SO ANGRY that I wanted to rip Nial a new ass hole, throw my Kobo, rant and pull my hair!

The trials and tribulations that these 2 men went thru…. heart wrenching. Funny how relationships can end with fears. I love love loved their banter! I loved it!!! I loved how dirty mouthed Ash could be. I loved that he nicknamed Darian “Essex” right from the beginning. I loved that he did overcome some fears so that he wouldn’t look crazy around Essex. I LOVED IT!

The ending… .the ending had me swooning! SERIOUS SWOONING WAS GOING DOWN!

“How can I know if I mean it?”

“Cos you’ll know.”

“I do know,” I whispered, “that you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me.” I opened my eyes again and there was Darian, waiting for me, through my evasions and hesitations, just as he’d waited one long night in Cambridge. Except this time, I would not fail him. I would deserve him, somehow. “Whatever you decide, I need you the know that.”

He nodded. “Ahwight.”

His hands were so warm. I never wanted him to take them away, but there was nothing I could do to hold him there, except hope and trust that he would stay…”

 

This is a must read book and I loved it with all my heart.

Mare~BFA Supreme

 

 

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Rock Chick Revolution (Rock Chick #8) by Kristen Ashley

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Ally Nightingale has secrets. Secrets she doesn’t even share with the Rock Chicks. But two men know what she’s up to. One has her back. The other has her heart, but he doesn’t know it.

As Ally rewinds the last year of her life, she knows two things. One, she’s never going to get what every Rock Chick should have—her own Hot Bunch guy. And two, she’s a Nightingale through and through. She just isn’t sure what to do about that.

But as her secrets are revealed, the men in her life react. Darius Tucker, a lifelong friend, as usual takes her back. Ren Zano, the man she loves, isn’t quite so sure. The Rock Chicks, Hot Bunch and the entire gang at Fortnum’s weigh in, and a Rock Chick Revolution starts brewing.

It’s up to Ally to control it and prove what she knows down to her bones.

She’s a Rock Chick, she deserves her hot guy and she’s going to keep the one she wants…

Because she’s a Nightingale

Amazon Links:

Book 1-Rock Chick: http://amzn.to/10IaxRd
Book 2- Rock Chick Rescue: http://amzn.to/ZS2M9T
Book 3- Rock ChickRedemption: http://amzn.to/YvAKo7
Book 4- Rock Chick Renegrade: http://amzn.to/YEyIMx
Book 5- Rock ChickRevenge: http://amzn.to/YQHaay
Book 6- Rock Chick Reckoning: http://amzn.to/X6ZyAS
Book 7- Rock Chick Regret: http://amzn.to/16e7TE6

Book 8- Rock Chick Revolution: http://amzn.to/14qVCJ4

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This is a hard review for me! This! This is the end of an era, the end of something so awesome, so amazing that I shed tears that this was ending! This is 1 of my most anticipated books of 2013! REN AND ALLY!

But 1 could ask is it the END? Kristen Ashley I know that you want to give me Darius! I know you do! Cause I don’t think your world or MINE will be complete without Darius’ HEA. Right???? Cause that would be so RIGHTEOUS

I am truly a Rock Chick in heart! And seriously through 8 books I totally ROCKED ON

KA you didn’t disappoint to bring the action! More house bombs, more Rock Chick Pow Wows! Daisy, Todd, Smithy, the strip joint

Also, the family connection. The love, the tightness, the amazing connection between brothers and sisters, BFF’s and total 100% LOVE

And my fav’s! Hector, Vance and Mace…. Jesus! We are adding Ren to the # 1 SPOT!

Ren is AMAZING! He is the best badboy in the HOT BUNCH! The best!!!!

Ren is:

  • He’s amazing
  • He’s Hot
  • He has a dirty mouth
  • He speaks asshole talk so well
  • He’s in the MOB
  • He’s sweet
  • He loves so RIGHTEOUSLY
  • Did I mention he’s hot???

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Did I mention that he is all mine?????

From Page 1 this man gave me mini orgasm’s! Seriously!

HE.IS.THAT.GOOD

“You invited me in, Ally. he replied. Around the time you came when my mouth was between your legs on my stairs. Then again when my cock was driving into you in my bed. Then again when you wrapped your mouth around my cock, also in my bed. And a-fuckin-gain when you found it while riding my cock, also in my bed. And last, when you wrapped your sweet, hot naked body around me and passed out in my bed.”

And my share of mini heart breaks… Sigh…Sniff

“You’re not willing to go there with me. You’ve made it clear, baby,” he said, still gentle and sweet. ‘Why you need that, I don’t know. I just know you do. I also know what I want for the future, and  that includes a wife and kids. So as much as I like what we got, it’s important you know where I am at. If you’re not into exploring that kind of future with me, Ally,we gotta cut each other loose.’

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“I’m not ready for that Ren.”

“Right,” he whispered, and didn’t hide his disappointment. “Be safe,” he said quietly. “And be happy baby.”

My casting:

Ren Zano

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“Baby, your gorgeous. The way you wear a dress is like foreplay. The way you give me everything and nothing, making you a challenge on a real man would accept, is all kinds of hot. The way you give as good as you get in bed, totally unselfish at the same time phenomenally greedy… fuck,” he growled, and I felt that growl straight in my happy place. “You’re the best I’ve ever had, Ally, Bar none. And the way you love, stubborn, tough, unshakable, is unbelievably fuckin beautiful…”

Ally:

Don’t judge me!

“Yes, Ren, I love you.”

If you haven’t read this series, YOU SHOULD!

The best of KA! THE.BEST.BAR.NONE

Mare~BFA Supreme

** Reviews on Books 1-7 can be found in Goodreads under Mare BFA Supreme**

ROCK ON

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