Lauren Oliver & Jay Asher: Books I should have known #FridayFinds

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

Hello, journalists

So late in the night yesterday I was watching Sebas’s book haul @Comiendo Mundos on youtube (he is a peruvian booktuber) after the video finished youtube recommended me a Fa’s video (don’t know her? She is a mexican booktuber really famous btw) and she was talking about If I stay by Gayle Forman which I’ve read two weeks before the film premiered. What I didn’t know was that Lauren Oliver (she wrote Delirium Trilogy) has a book with the same plot.

I haven’t read the famous trilogy of Lauren Oliver, I remember reading the book summary a while ago but not feeling the need to read it or purchase it. So this will be my first Lauren Oliver’s book.

I think this was her debut novel, it was compared to Gayle Forman’s If I Stay and to Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why (btw, this book has a netflix serie confirmed and one of the executive producers is Selena Gomez 😮 ).

An for that… 

Oh mein Gott 😮 😮 ! I just read the synopsis of Jay Asher’s book (another debut novel btw). And it is amazing!

I think the priority now is Jay Asher first, and Lauren Oliver later… Sorry Lauren, but Asher’s book sounds more interesting. Besides, it has better rating in Goodreads.

What is new in you TBR-list this week?

My anti-bucket list #BeyongtheBook

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My anti-bucket list

So far, I’ve just thought about 3 things I hope I’ll never do.

Wear orange clothes

Every time I see someone wearing orange clothes I think they look stupid. Sorry, guys but I can’t stand that color at all. OJ is as far as you will see me with something orange around me.

Eat extremely exotic foods like bugs

I know people in my country eat worms named “suri”. And I find it extremely disgusting, they even eat them alive. I might throw up if I see someone eaten them in front of me.

Get arrested

 

For once I don’t think it would be as funny as Gaga’s video

I don’t fancy the idea at all of being in jail and I think, hopefully, I won’t do anything stupid in future to end up there.

Hope you’ve liked my anti-bucket list is really short but with exact objectives.

Don’t forget to share your anti-bucket list with me.

See you in the next post! 🙂

 

HAWK’S PROPERTY by Chiah Wilder #Review

Title: Hawk’s Property
Series: Insurgents MC #1
Author: Chiah Wilder
Genre: MC Romance Adult
Release Date: October 27, 2015

Book Summary

 From the first time Hawk saw her, he knew he wanted to do dirty things to her in his bed.

Hawk, the muscled, tatted, badass Vice President of the Insurgents Motorcycle Club, sees women as bed warmers, nothing more. He never stays with the same woman, and although there are plenty of women who want to be his old lady, he wants none of that.

He doesn’t date.
He doesn’t let chicks ride on the back of his bike.
He doesn’t fall in love.

And that suits him just fine until he meets her whose eyes light a fire in him. Problem is she’s not so easy to get into his bed. Hawk wants her. And when Hawk wants something he takes it.

Cara Minelli doesn’t want to go to the biker bar, but her friend talks her into it. Swearing off men since she caught her fiancé cheating on her right before her wedding, she has buried herself in her career not wanting a man in her life. Until she sees him. He is sexy, rough, crude, and oh so very wrong for her. So why can’t she stop thinking of all the nasty things he’ll do to her if she relents and lets him in her bed?

Then a vicious killer who has been strangling women in the area focuses on Cara. Police think bikers are involved. Can Cara set aside her trust issues and let Hawk into her life?

Hawk sees it as his job to protect what is his…and Cara is very much his even if she doesn’t know it yet. Cara keeps her heart guarded, but when danger comes calling, their lives collide. Hawk will stop at nothing to keep Cara safe and make her “Property of Hawk”.

The Insurgents MC series are standalone romance novels. Hawk’s Property is Book One in the series. This book contains violence, strong language, and steamy sexual scenes. HEA. No cliffhangers. The book is intended for readers over the age of 18 

Excerpt

Looking at Cara with slightly unfocused eyes, Sherrie turned around on her bar stool, trying to get the bartender’s attention. Cara watched the various patrons as they came up to order their drinks. The majority of them were men, and the few women in the bar were dressed in provocative clothing: short skirts, barely-there tops, skin-tight jeans, and spandex dresses. Her blue jeans and sleeveless, knit black top made her look like the poster woman for prim and proper. Sherrie, dressed in a tight black dress with silver studs and buckles, had told her to “slut it up a bit,” but Cara didn’t feel comfortable wearing anything too revealing in a biker bar. Seeing all the women strutting their stuff, she realized she stuck out like a sore thumb. She jumped when the entrance door slammed, making Sherrie laugh.

“God, you’re nervous.”  

“These aren’t the type of people I usually hang with.” Cara looked toward the door and watched a tall guy heading toward the bar. She gasped when he came into full view.

Her first impression was of raw power and sex. He was gorgeous, with shoulder-length black hair tied back in a ponytail. Sporting a nice build—muscular, but not bodybuilder-like—he wore two earrings in his right ear, jeans which fit him snugly around his legs and crotch, and a t-shirt that molded over his sculpted abs. A black leather jacket hung over his broad shoulders and gleaming silver chains hung down from his jeans’ pocket. He was definitely all male.

Cara raised her eyes from his body to his face, and a strange shiver slid up her spine, making her scalp tighten and her hands tingle. His ocean blue eyes stared at her from below perfectly shaped dark brows and above a slightly Roman nose. Full lips twitched in a half-smile, making her lick her own while widening her eyes. Hard, angular planes, a strong jaw, and a five o’clock shadow lent to his blatant sexiness. Swallowing hard, Cara glanced down again at his crotch, transfixed by the big mound against his zipper.

Looking up once again, she met his blue eyes, smoldering with intensity. Her cheeks turned crimson and she glanced away. In the mirror behind the bar, she saw him smirking at her as he leaned against the end of the counter.

“Hey, Hawk, what’s your vice?” the bartender asked him. 

“A bottle of Coors.” His deep, smooth voice stroked Cara’s senses like silk. He jerked his head toward her. “Do you know her?” 

“She’s a friend of the blonde who’s been coming here for two weeks chasing me. Damn, her friend’s so nervous and outta place. It looks like she’s never been to a biker bar.”

“Yeah, she doesn’t exactly fit in. Fuck, she’s hot, though.” 

Cara’s whole body tensed as her face heated, and she crossed her hands on the bar while he flagrantly assessed her. She averted her eyes and stared at the scratched markings on the wooden bar, running her fingers over the grooves, while she wondered if she should be livid at his vulgarity or flattered that he thought she was hot.

Patsy, the bartender, laughed. “I know you’re checking out her big rack.”

“You know me, man. A stacked bitch does it for me every time. I’d love to have my mouth around those soft tits. Her curves aren’t too shabby, either.” 

Cara pretended to be engrossed in conversation with an inebriated Sherrie. Her face was turned toward her friend, but her ears were glued to the biker’s conversation. She couldn’t help herself; she was repulsed, yet titillated by his crudeness. 

“You horny bastard.” Patsy chuckled.

“No argument there. She’s one sexy woman.”

Her cheeks flushed as the men continued to talk about her. She was tempted to grab her friend’s arm and yank her out of the dive at any second.

“Damn, girl, that guy is really checking you out. He’s totally hot.” Sherrie nudged her, tilting her head in Hawk’s direction.

“He’s being rude, and I’m not flattered.” Unable to resist, Cara glanced at Hawk sideways. Every time she looked at him, he was staring back at her, his gaze lingering on her mouth. His piercing stare made her stomach flutter. These drinks must really be strong. She was ogling a complete stranger decked out in leather and chains, picturing his lips on hers, his tongue probing her mouth. Fanning herself with her hand, she swore not to have another drink.

 

Review

 

I haven’t read many MC books -if that’s what people call them-. I think just two, before Wilder’s book. So you can say that I’m not a expert at all.

I was really shocked how fast, things were happening. Cara just met Hawk and they were already touching each other and dancing suggestively. Talking about having sex and doing dirty things to each other (most of the time Hawks talking because the guy has one of the dirtiest mouth I’ve ever read before).

I thought that this wasn’t my kind of book, fast and furious isn’t my style. But before I put the book away I normally talk with someone, in this case a friend who have read MC novels, wisely, she told me that MC books are all like this one. The guy is always a caveman and things happen really quickly because these stories are about chemistry and exciting plots.

And with that being clarified and give it a second try. Because everyone, even badass motorcycles, deserve one.

It was phenomenal.

The story was exciting. Hawk was having some problems with the guys in blue and his usual lawyer, the guy who see all the club’s business, recommended Cara to him to take his case. And that’s so funny because they’ve met days ago in a motorcycle bar where Cara left him with a fake number. (I was laughing so much when he realized it wasn’t Cara’s phone). So, now Cara have to help him with his case and she has a policy of not hooking with the clients. Bad for Hawk. And believe when I tell that you can feel all the frustrated sexual energy while reading the book, which is awesome because… hello? This is an erotic novel.

The good thing is the book is not only centered in these two guys and their chemistry and lust for each other body. I personally learn a lot of stuff about the MC world and then doing some research I realized that the author wasn’t kidding me. Things are like that inside a MC. Moreover, there is unresolved case around the city about murderers which is in some strange way connected to the characters, which adds suspense and mystery the book making it more interesting.

This is Chiah Wilder’s debut novel and what a way to make a debut. Hawk’s Property is a must read for those who like bad guys and a good mystery.

I was provided with an ARC of Hawk’s property in exchange for a honest review.

 

 

About the author

Chiah Wilder is the author of Hawk’s Property, the first book in the Insurgents MC Series. It is a full length, standalone novel. Its release date is set for October 27, 2015.

Always a lover of books, she began writing at a young age and continued through college with collections of short stories. Figuring she had to grow up and get a “real” job, her writing was placed on the back burner. 

Her love of reading has always be center front in her life. Chiah’s love of bad boys both in and out of fiction has inspired her Insurgents series. She loves an alpha male whose softer side is brought out by a passionate, spirited woman. In fiction there are no rules or boundaries, and fantasies can go as far as the characters want to take them. Steamy, biker romances with rough, sexy bad boys are her guilty pleasure along with brownies, cheddar cheese, and movie marathons. 

Returning to writing has been a dream come true. Writing and publishing Hawk’s Property has been an amazing journey, and she is happy to share the Insurgents family with her readers. She is busy writing her next book in the series.

NOVEMBER 9 by Colleen Hoover #WaitingOnWednesday

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NOVEMBER 9 by Colleen Hoover
Publication date: November 10, 2015
Publisher: Atria Books
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Book Summary

This is a love story between a guy (me) and a girl (Fallon).
I think.
Can it even be considered a love story if it doesn’t end with love?
Mysteries end when the mystery is solved.
Biographies end when the life story has been told.
Love stories should end with love, right?
Maybe I’m wrong, then. Maybe this isn’t a love story. If you ask me…I’d say this might even be considered a tragedy.
Whatever it is—however it ends—I promised I would tell it. So without further ado.

Once upon a time…I met a girl.
THE girl.

 

 

I’ve heard so many good things about this book that I can’t wait to finally read it. The first Colleen Hoover book I read was one that was for free on Amazon (I love books on sale). I think it was a good decision I haven’t read anything written by her before so I’m quite picky if I have to spend money in a new -for me- author.

After finishing Finding Cindirella (the free ebook) I automatically buy Hopeless.

Yeah, she is as good as everyone talk about.

I’ve just read three books of Ms. Hoover. NOVEMBER 9 would be the fifth. Just two weeks more because I will start it as soon as I have it in my KindleApp.