ARC Review: Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

18624367

 Release Date: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Genres: New Adult Contemporary/ Humor/Romance

Format: eGalley (304 pages)

Source: Publisher via Net Galley

Rating: 4 Stars

Add To Goodreads

DESCRIPTION

 Okay, I admit it…I didn’t do it.

Yet.

This is normal, right?  I mean, just because everyone I know has talked like they’ve already done it doesn’t mean that they’re telling the truth…right?

It’s not like I’m asking for that much. I don’t need the perfect guy. I don’t need candlelight or roses. Honestly, I don’t even need a real bed.

The guys I know complain that girls are always looking for Mr. Right—do I have to wear a sign that says I’m only looking for Mr. Right Now?

Sooooo…anyone out there want sex? Anyone? Hello? Just for fun?

I am not going to die a virgin. One way or another I am going to make this happen.

Hey, what have I got to lose? Besides the obvious.

REVIEW

Ellie, the 21 year old virgin. She is desperately trying to lose her v-card by any means necessary. If it means going to a pub and jumping some stranger’s bones, then Ellie is all for it. Okay, not really. Not after having a fight with her best friend, will she be so careless anymore.

This book is basically for women, in my opinion. Men can read it as well if they want to know all the things that goes on with women in terms of their vagina. It’s like an ode to girls everywhere, who has ever wondered about the workings and maintenance of their vagina. From shaving mishaps to masturbation, this book gives you some insight on some of the things that most people are too ashamed to talk about. It’s funny, but so real that I couldn’t put it down.

In the beginning, Ellie got on my nerves with all the whining about her being a 21 year old virgin, and how she’s the only girl on campus who hasn’t lost it. Then, there’s the B-job debacle. Yes, that’s right, blow job. Only it wasn’t quite that and it scarred Ellie for life. I couldn’t stop laughing when I read that part. Let’s just say that the B doesn’t stand for blow. This is a hilarious book. It’s also very insightful and full of great details about female genitals. It’s not written in a derogatory way, which is a good thing. I definitely recommend this book to the woman who isn’t afraid to admit that it’s not all sunshine and rainbows when it comes to our bodies.

4 STARS misc_58misc_58misc_58misc_58

ARC Review: By Any Means by Chris Culver

18453234  

Title: By Any Means

Author: Chris Culver

Release Date: May 6, 2014

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Source: eARC via NetGalley

Genre: Mystery/ Thriller

Rating: 4 STARS

AmazonGoodreads


 

SYNOPSIS

At the end of a particularly grueling summer day, Ash is heading home to his wife and kids when he discovers a pair of bodies, shot execution style, in the front seat of a crashed vehicle. As the first officer on the scene, Ash finds himself and his department 20 minutes behind a killer in a race where every second counts. With two victims down and a third unaccounted for, the clock is ticking and Ash must find the killer before he strikes again.

REVIEW

This is my first time reading one of the Ash Rashid books, as there are 2 others before this one. Ash is a Muslim detective in Indianapolis and has to race against the clock to, not only catch the killer, but to save a hostage before she is killed. It’s very thrilling and suspenseful. I haven’t read many political thrillers before, but this one peaked my interest for some reason. Boy i’m glad that I read it, and it didn’t disappoint.

From the very start I was immersed in it. I was thinking that there would only be this race to catch a killer, but it goes way deeper. Ash is dealing with his religious side while also trying to solve a case, By Any Means. I was so worried about him not being able to do the job, put he is one determined character. He loves his family, but his wife isn’t so understanding. With a clever villain on the loose, Ash will stop at nothing to solve this case.

This is a thrill ride. I’d definitely recommend this to thrill seekers and non-thrill seekers alike. I can’t wait to read the next installment, but until then I have some catching up to do with the first two books.

4 STARS misc_58misc_58misc_58misc_58

Stacking The Shelves #4

stacking the shelves

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, that showcases the books we’ve gotten. Whether they are checked out from the library, won, bought or ARCs, share what you have. Sharing is caring 🙂 I got a few this week for review, so I only purchased one. I know, shocking right? After I knock these ARCs out of the way, then i’m gonna go on a shopping spree on Amazon and get more of my TBR books. Most will be physical books, as i’m trying to fill my new bookshelf that my fiancee’ bought. I’ve turned one of my guest rooms into a mini library (as my 4 yr. old niece says). Okay, on to the goodies…..


From NetGalley

1881028218453234

2092267818404376

Blur (Blur Trilogy #1) by Steven James Pre-Order From Amazon

By Any Means by Chris Culver Pre-Order From Amazon

Fury (The Cure #1) by Charlotte McConaghy –Read My Review Here –

Kindle Version- Fury: Book One of The Cure (Omnibus Edition)

We Are The Goldens by Dana Reinhardt Pre-Order From Amazon


From Booklook Bloggers

18105225

The Queen’s Handmaid by Tracy L. Higley 

Available From Amazon: The Queen’s Handmaid


From Author

20743686

Reflection Pond by Kacey Vanderkarr –

Available From Amazon:Reflection Pond


From Entangled Teen

1851600518050018

Fragile Line by Brooklyn Skye Pre-Order:Fragile Line (Entangled Teen)

Creators by Tiffany Truitt Pre-Order:Creators (Entangled Teen)


Won

130524521798389318878660

Edge of Shadows by Cege Smith

Available On Amazon:Edge of Shadows (Shadows #1)

Cupcakes, Trinkets and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge

Available On Amazon:Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic (The Dowser Series)

Trinkets, Treasures and Other Bloody Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge

Available On Amazon:Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic (The Dowser Series)


Purchased

17236366

Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

Available On Amazon:Sea of Shadows: Age of Legends

I have a slew of freebies from Amazon that if I post them, i’ll be here all night trying to edit this. I really need to catch up on my TBR before I go crazy adding more books. It’s already going to be years before I even finish reading them all. It currently sits at 750+, and I haven’t even added the books from the past few weeks to the list yet. *sigh* Anyhoo, what books did you get this week? Sharing is caring people!!!

 

Review: Savage Girl By Jean Zimmerman

17987214

Title: Savage Girl

Author: Jean Zimmerman

Release Date: March 6, 2014

Publisher: Penguin/ Viking Adult

Source: Hardcover

My Copy: Won (Thanks Penguin)

Add On Goodreads

SYNOPSIS

Jean Zimmerman’s new novel tells the dramatic events that transpire when an alluring, blazingly smart eighteen-year-old girl named Bronwyn, reputedly raised by wolves in the wilds of Nevada, is adopted in 1875 by the Delegates, an outlandishly wealthy Manhattan couple, and taken back East to be civilized and introduced into high society.

Bronwyn hits the highly mannered world of Edith Wharton era Manhattan like a bomb. A series of suitors, both young and old, find her irresistible, but the willful girl’s illicit lovers begin to turn up murdered.

Zimmerman’s tale is narrated by the Delegate’s son, a Harvard anatomy student. The tormented, self- dramatizing Hugo Delegate speaks from a prison cell where he is prepared to take the fall for his beloved Savage Girl. This narrative- a love story and a mystery with a powerful sense of fable- is his confession.

REVIEW

This is a great book, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s set in New York during the Gilded Age, which is my favorite era to read about for that city. Hugo Delegate comes across Savage Girl, and in swoops his parents. The Delegates take her back to NY, to live  with them and introduce her into their high society. Reading this, I don’t think the Delegates took her in from kindness, more like they wanted kudos for saving a young girl from the wilds of the West. *Rolls eyes* Soon, there is a trail of bodies everywhere Bronwyn (Savage Girl) goes. Hugo gets all obsessed with his, now, sister and all is not as it seems with these two individuals.

I loved the writing of  this novel. The character building is incredible, and the setting is even more so. Dare I say this is the third best Historical novel I’ve read this month? Yes, that’d be correct. This however, is so mysterious that after you reach a certain point, you won’t want to put it down. It did kind of speed up at the end, but it was a good ending. If you love adult/historical fiction, then add this book to your reading list. If you’ve never read adult/historical before, this would be an awesome book to start with. Definitely recommend!!

misc_58misc_58misc_58misc_58 4 STARS

<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11975299/?claim=qfmx8fd5h37″>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>