Saturday, March 29, 2014

Review: Mine to Possess

Judul : Mine to Possess
Seri : Psy-Changeling #4
Author : Nalini Singh
ISBN : 1101207019 (ISBN13: 9781101207017)
Edisi : Ebook (2007)
Penerbit : Berkley Books
Tebal : 352 halaman
Bahasa : Inggris
Genre : Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Shifter
Average Rating : 4.13 (per 29 Maret 2014)
Tanggal Dibaca : September 2011
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Note : Review ini masuk dalam Parajunkee Shifter RC

Mine to Possess:   
Clay Bennett is a powerful DarkRiver sentinel, but he grew up in the slums with his human mother, never knowing his changeling father. As a young boy without the bonds of Pack, he tried to stifle his animal nature. He failed...and committed the most extreme act of violence, killing a man and losing his best friend, Talin, in the bloody aftermath. Everything good in him died the day he was told that she, too, was dead.

Talin McKade barely survived a childhood drenched in bloodshed and terror. Now a new nightmare is stalking her life--the street children she works to protect are disappearing and turning up dead. Determined to keep them safe, she unlocks the darkest secret in her heart and returns to ask the help of the strongest man she knows...

Clay lost Talin once. He will not let her go again, his hunger to possess her, a clawing need born of the leopard within. As they race to save the innocent, Clay and Talin must face the violent truths of their past...or lose everything that ever mattered.

This familiar stranger, this woman who saw him as a monster, was his one fucking fatal weakness and didn’t that just suck? -Clay Bennett, Ch. 3 

Baca bukunya 2011, tapi beberapa hari lalu aku baca ulang karena kepengen nerusin Psy-Changeling. Lumayan suka sama Psy-Changeling, seru karena dunianya sedikit banyak mirip Guild Hunter, tapi karena tokoh utamanya adalah shifter, tentu saja rasanya beda. Dan karena buku ini cuma baca ulang buat ngelengkapin review, jadi nggak aku masukin RC apapun. Untuk catatan aja, aku udah baca buku 9 (Play of Passion) dan 10 (Kiss of Snow). Aneh deh ya, ini pertama kalinya aku baca nggak sesuai urutan seri.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Review: Suddenly Royal

Judul : Suddenly Royal
Seri : Suddenly #1
Author : Nicole Chase
ISBN : 006231744X (ISBN13: 9780062317445)
Edisi : Ebook (November 2013)
Penerbit : Avon Books
Tebal : 465 halaman
Bahasa : Inggris
Genre : New Adult, Contemporary Romance, ChickLit
Average Rating : 4.03 (per 15 Maret 2014)
Tanggal Dibaca : 15 Maret 2014
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Note : Review ini masuk dalam RC Lucky No. 14 Kategori Blame it To Bloggers: Sasti @Legitur, RC New Authors 2014, RC Books in English 2014

Suddenly Royal:   
Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working on a master's degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it's to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed . . .

As crown prince of Lilaria, Alex D'Lynsal has had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures in the press have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She's stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone's front-page news. While Sam tries to navigate her new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.

"You're it for me. I knew it the moment I saw you tell off the maitre d' at the restaurant."
-Alex D'Lynsel

Awalnya--dan aslinya banget--aku nggak terlalu suka cerita yang bertema royal atau putri-putrian. Mungkin karena terlalu fairy tale yak, hehe. Rada nggak masuk akal aja buatku. Apalagi karena sebagian besar berada di negara/kerajaan fiksional, membuat aku sendiri agak nggak konek. Tapi ada kalanya aku menikmati cerita seperti ini.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Review: Faking It

Judul : Faking It
Seri : Losing It #2
Author : Cora Carmack
ISBN : 0062273272 (ISBN13: 9780062273277)
Edisi : Ebook (2013)
Penerbit : William Morrow Company
Tebal : 352 Halaman
Bahasa : Inggris
Genre : New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Average Rating : 4.01 (per 14 Maret 2014)
Tanggal Dibaca : 14 Maret 2014
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Baca Juga : Losing It (Losing It #1)
Note : Review ini masuk dalam RC Lucky No. 14 Kategori It's Been There Forever, RC Books in English

Faking It:   
Mackenzie "Max" Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.

The hot new, New Adult title from New York Times bestselling author of Losing It, Cora Carmack.

"--and I said good-bye to something beautiful and terrifying and delicate that I'd held in my soul for a few short hours. I said good-bye to something that should never have been mine."
-Max Miller, Ch. 28

"You couldn't ruin me, because everything about you makes me better. You make me take chances and make bolder choices. You make me less concerned with being perfect and more concerned with being real. You make me want to be fearless."
-Cade Winston,Ch, 40

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Review: Loving Cara

Judul : Loving Cara
Seri : Love Under The Big Sky #1
Author : Kristen Proby
Edisi : Kindle (Januari 2014)
Penerbit : Pocket Books
Tebal : 353 Halaman
Bahasa : Inggris
Genre : Adult, Contemporary Romance
Average Rating : 4.19 (per 12 Maret 2014)
Tanggal Dibaca : 10 Maret 2014
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Baca Juga : Come Away With Me (With Me in Seattle Series)
Note : Review ini masuk dalam RC What's In A Name 2014, RC Books in English 2014

Loving Cara:   
In this new Love Under the Big Sky series from a USA TODAY bestselling author, Cara agrees to tutor her former classmate's nephew—and learns some lessons in love!

Josh King is an expert at running his family’s multi-million dollar ranch in Montana. (And all that outside manual labor has done wonders for sculpting his six-foot-three body, too.) But as sure footed as he is when it comes to the ranch, Josh doesn’t know anything about how to deal with an adolescent boy—so when his twelve-year-old nephew, Seth, is dropped off on his doorstep, looking scared and acting surly as hell, Josh knows he needs help in straightening him out.

Cara Donovan loves her quiet life as a teacher in her sleepy hometown, so she jumps at the chance to make a little money over the summer as a tutor. But when she learns she’ll be teaching Josh King’s nephew, Cara’s sweet summer job gets a little bit hotter. Cara tries to focus all her attention on tutoring Seth, but Josh proves to be a delicious distraction, while Josh’s memories of the shy girl he once teased in high school are nothing like the beautiful woman he’s facing now. Can he persuade her that there’s more between them than a summer fling?

"It seems that anywhere you are is my happy place these days, Carolina." -Josh King, Ch. 9

Setelah baca Come Away With Me tapi belum minat baca buku lainnya, aku memutuskan nyoba Loving Cara. Karena sama-sama bisa didownload, ya oke deh. Agak ngiler juga liat eight pack si model sampul (and boy, dia benar-benar bisa dikategorikan sebagai yummy dan cocok ngegambarin Josh King).

Monday, March 10, 2014

Review: Wallbanger

Judul : Wallbanger
Seri : Cocktail #1
Author : Alice Clayton
ISBN : 1623420032 (ISBN13: 9781623420031)
Edisi : Ebook (November 2012)
Penerbit : Omnific Publishing
Tebal : 320 halaman
Bahasa : Inggris
Genre : Adult, Contemporary Romance, Chicklit, Erotica
Average Rating : 4.22 (per 10 Maret 2014)
Tanggal Dibaca : 8 Maret 2014
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Note : Review ini masuk dalam New Authors RC 2014, Books in English 2014, Lucky No. 14 Kategori Cover Lust

Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a KitchenAid mixer, and no O (and we're not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O. Adding insult to O-less, since her move, she has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she's ever heard. Each moan, spank, and--was that a meow?--punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has, yep, you guessed it, no O.

Enter Simon Parker. (No, really, Simon, please enter.) When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has, well, mixed results. Ahem. With walls this thin, the tension's gonna be thick...

In her third novel, Alice Clayton returns to dish her trademark mix of silly and steamy. Banter, barbs, and strutting pussycats, plus the sexiest apple pie ever made, are dunked in a hot tub and set against the gorgeous San Francisco skyline in this hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight.

“He was wooing me. And I was letting him woo. I wanted the woo. I deserved the woo. I needed the wow that would surely follow the woo, but for now, the woo? It was whoa.” -Caroline Reynolds, Ch. 16

Buku ini aku dapetin dari Sasti. Aku load di Calibre dan yang membuat aku langsung pay attention: kover dan judulnya #tipikal
Ada satu yang bikin Sasti geleng-geleng kepala: kenapa aku selalu memilih kover kontroversial atau judulnya yang aneh. Mungkin karena yang kupilih biasanya bukan kover yang berbunga-bunga dan penuh desain grafis.

Review: Forever My Girl

Judul : Forever My Girl
Seri : The Beaumont Series
Author : Heidi McLaughlin
Edisi : Ebook (Desember 2012)
Penerbit : Bandit Publishing
Tebal : 275 Hal.
Bahasa : Inggris
Genre : Adult, Contemporary Romance
Average Rating : 4.10 (per 10 Maret 2014)
Tanggal Baca : 21 Februari 2014
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Note : Review ini masuk dalam RC New Authors, RC Books in English

Forever My Girl:   

Sepuluh tahun yang lalu, Liam dan Josie adalah pasangan sempurna di SMA mereka. Liam sebagai pemain football paling top di SMA mereka, sementara Josie adalah anggota cheerleader. Hubungan mereka begitu indah dan mendalam, hingga mereka masuk ke kampus yang berbeda.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Review: Dante's Girl

Judul : Dante's Girl
Seri : Paradise Diaries 1
Author : Courtney Cole
Edisi : Ebook (Juni 2012)
Penerbit : Lakehouse Press
Bahasa: Inggris
Genre : Young Adult, Romance
Average Rating : 3.83 (per 5 Maret 2014)
Tanggal Dibaca : 3 Maret 2014
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Note : Review ini masuk dalam RC What's In A Name 2014, Lucky No. 14 Kategori Cover Lust, Young Adult RC, dan Books in English 2014

Dante's Girl:   
I have spent every summer since I was ten years old with my father in London. Every summer, since I was ten years old, has been uneventful and boring.
Until this year.

And this year, after a freak volcanic eruption strands me far from home, I have learned these things:

1. I can make do with one outfit for three days before I buy new clothes.
2. If I hear the phrase, “You’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto,” even one more time, I might become a homicidal maniac.
3. I am horribly and embarrassingly allergic to jellyfish.
4. I am in love with Dante Giliberti, who just happens to be the beautiful, sophisticated son of the Prime Minister of a Mediterranean paradise.
5. See number four above. Because it brings with it a whole slew of problems and I’ve learned something from every one of them.

Let’s start with the fact that Dante’s world is five light-years away from mine. He goes to black-tie functions and knows the Prime Minister of England on a first name basis. I was born and raised on a farm in Kansas and wear cut-off jeans paired with cowboy boots. See the difference?

But hearts don’t care about differences. Hearts want what they want. And mine just wants to be Dante’s girl.

My heart just might be crazy.

“I’m trying to be sweet here and bare my soul to you. Seriously, Reece. I feel like I’ve got an honest to God chance at finding my own path in life. I’ve never felt the urge to deviate from my father’s plan before. Not until I met you. And now everything feels different. Everything has changed.” -Dante Giliberti, Ch. 16

Aku bacanya tahun lalu lho awalnya. Tapi karena lagi kepengen baca buku dua, aku ngulangin baca Dante's Girl. Mungkin tahun lalu aku nggak terlalu niat bacanya, hehe, karena aku udah lupa sebagian besar isi ceritanya.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Review: He Belongs With Me (ARC)

Title : He Belongs With Me
Author : Sarah Darlington
Edition : Kindle (4 March 2014)
Language : English
Genre : New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Average Rating : 4.43 (as of March 2, 2014)
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Read Date : February 28, 2014
Note : This review is included on New Authors 2014 RC, Lucky No. 14: Freebies Time, and Books in English 2014

He Belongs With Me:   
Two girls. One Leo.

Identical twins, Maggie and Clara Ryder, both grew up with Leo Maddox, billionaire playboy, apparent alcoholic, and heir to his grandfather's world-famous Maddox hotel empire. Their roles were cemented long ago: Maggie, as his best friend and Clara as his childhood nemesis.

But when a simple twist of fate changes everything and both girls start to fall for the lean, mean, ridiculously sexy and seemingly spoiled Leo... which girl will win his heart?

Throw in a little mischief, drama, and one smoking-hot bartender and lines are sure to blur. But one thing's for certain, neither good-girl Maggie nor rebellious Clara will be satisfied until they each figure out where they belong.

"--I can't take my eyes off of you. I always want to be near you and hear what you have to say, even if it only leads to us fighting." -Leo Maddox, Ch. 20

A few days ago I received an ARC copy of this book, and I instantly liked the cover. I was offered to host a blog tour, but knowing my consuming classes, I thought it's safer to refuse. I have to thank Sarah herself for offering me this book. He Belongs With Me is officially released Tuesday tomorrow (March 4 2014) in the United States, you can get a copy via Amazon.


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