Friday, May 3, 2013

The Other Fish In The Sea by Jenn Cooksey

The Other Fish In The Sea by Jenn Cooksey

In Shark Bait, readers everywhere met and fell in love with the new girl, Camie Ramsey, and swooned over her sure to be future husband, Tristan Daniels. Now, in The Other Fish in the Sea, the long anticipated second installment of the Grab Your Pole series by Jenn Cooksey, Camie and Tristan are back, but so are their friends!
So, find a breathing apparatus and shimmy into your scuba gear, because it's finally time to dive deeper into the lives of the GYP gang, but be warned, it's a big world out there and an even bigger ocean where danger might be lurking around the next corner and realistically, anything could happen.

What did I think?
Oh my, where do I even start? I don't even have the words to write to construe how I feel about this book. Not only this book but the author as well. But we'll get to Jenn in a bit.

I first fell in love with GYP gang last year when I was given Shark Bait to read and review by Jenn herself. The writing was so unlike anything I've ever read before and I was enthralled.

This book is no exception. Jenn Cooksey seriously has a way with words and a talent for story telling that is out of this world. In TOFITS, we get a glimpse into other people's POV. But only the girls. Which I loved. Everything in this book is so down to earth and REAL. You don't get any more REAL than what happens in this installment.

Camie and Tristan have to be two of my most favorite characters ever. Their chemistry is spot on and they are totally perfect. I seriously wish I had them as friends while I was in high school. Shoot, I want ALL of their friends as my own NOW. Oh the fun we would have....*sigh*

Without ruining anything in this book, I can safely say that every emotion you have will be put to the test while reading this piece of art. It's not just a book. It's a work of art in my eyes. Nobody writes with this type of honesty and emotion nowadays and I commend Jenn on being so awesome and different with her technique. There were laugh out loud moments, pump your fist moments, bittersweet moments and a heartbreaking one.

I can't get to spoilery because I don't want to ruin it for anyone else. I seriously hope that you pick up a copy to read today because you are seriously missing out if you don't grab your copy today. for my earlier statement about Jenn...

I had the distinct pleasure of actually meeting Jenn face to face last year before my life when completely crazy. She has not only become one of my favorite people but one of my dearest friends. She has a zest for life that I can only dream of having and more talent for writing in her little finger than I do with my whole body. I treasure her friendship very much and am so very damn proud of her for how far she has come in the author world. I look forward to seeing her again in the future and I enjoy being along for the ride on her way up to #1. <3

I'm only going to say one more thing and that is, if you've read Shark Bait and The Other Fish In The Sea, wait til the next installment comes out. It will blow your socks off. Completely. I'm not lying when I say that Jenn has talent with story telling. She truly is talented. But every book she writes will be completely worth the wait and then some.

If you want to see my review of Shark Bait plus the interview I did with her, click HERE. It's at my old blog site and it contains some pictures of the highschool that Camie and the gang go to. Just remember....that giveaway is no longer happening. LOL

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Rock With Me by Kristen Proby Release Day Launch Review + Giveaway!

Welcome to the Release Day Launch of Rock With Me by Kristen Proby!!! I'm very excited to be a part of this book birthday since I'm a big musician fan so I'll get right to it!

Front Man Leo Nash from the world-famous rock band, Nash, is the last person on earth Samantha Williams would trust. She's already learned about loving a celebrity the hard way and isn't signing up for another lesson.
Every time Sam gives Leo attitude, he wants to knock that chip off her fragile little shoulder. What the hell did he ever do to her, anyway? He's not used to women treating him like he's poisonous, and he isn't about to let her run away every time he gets close. He's had enough of people running away to last him a lifetime...when this one runs, he gives chase. But, catching Sam isn't as hard as he thought.The sexual attraction between them is so thick, Sam can practically hold it in her hand. There's no way she can deny herself the promise of pleasure being with Leo would provide. But, pleasure always comes with pain and when secrets are revealed and trust is challenged, who will run and who will chase?

What did I think?
I said before that I am a huge fan of books with musicians in them. I don't know what it is about musicians but damn....they do something for me everytime. So I was really excited to be a part of this Release Day since the book involved a musician.

I really enjoyed this book. Although I will say that I didn't know it was part of a series when I signed up, but it could be read as a stand alone. Needless to say, I did purchase the rest of the books for me to read anyways. ;-)

I will start with Samantha. I liked her although I found her frustrating at times. I understood where she was coming from in some sense but she's pretty damn stubborn and that comes across clear as day. I liked how she stood up for herself and didn't take any crap from anyone. I love a strong female character lead. As all good characters do, she has some good qualities and bad ones but she's still an awesome person. I really enjoyed her spirit.

Now on with Leo Nash....Sa-woon. :-) No, really....The picture of him on the cover does NOT do him justice with the imagination. He was the total package in the book. He did it for me. He had a troubled past which was hard to hear about when the time came but he is one hell of a good man. Plus he has tattoos....that's a major plus in my book. He was really sweet and wouldn't give up on Sam no matter how much she pushed him away. I really liked him.

As for the story, I thought it was really adorable and sweet. I did get confused as to who was who but that's because, like I said, I read this out of order. But the whole meaning behind the story and the love that was there shone through. No matter if it was the family that was sticking up for family or the love between Leo and Sam. 

Overall I thought this was a cute fun read that I'll be happy to get back to anytime. The next time of course I will read it in order as to not confuse myself. Kristen Proby did a wonderful job with it and I look forward to the next in the series. 
Author Bio:

Kristen is the author of the Amazon and USA Today bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

Author Goodreads

ROCK WITH ME Goodreads

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