Archive | August 2017

Second star on the left and straight on to twisted and intriguing!

 

This will actually be a two part book review for two books of the same series!

Neverland Evermore By Sarah J. Pepper

Synopsis:

Captain James It’s her mouth-that infuriating, unbecoming mouth of hers that I can’t Goddamn stand. Miss Bell twists words around, manipulating them to be suit her needs. She provokes me. Purposely. It sets my blood on fire. I can’t stand to be around her, and yet I can’t damn well think straight when she’s gone. And those sassy lips-Christ, I can’t very well behave like a captain when she licks them, giving me the once over. Bloody hell. She’ll be my undoing. I know it. She knows it and doesn’t deny it either.Miss BellThe cheeky bastard. I know better than to fall for men like him-a captain with wildly inappropriate intentions at best. But I can’t help myself. Created from evil, I lure abhorrent men to Neverland, an island prison. And Captain James is as corrupt as pirates come. Yet, even as possessive, ruthless and dangerous as he proves time and again, I can’t imprison him. He’s awakened a desire in me-a desire untameable as the Seven Seas. What we have is dark, addictive and as flawed as each other, but being with him is the greatest adventure I’ve ever experienced. For once, I have a future worth fighting for and then a pathetic boy from my past strolls back into my life, threatening to destroy our twisted, perfect life.

~REVIEW~

Sarah J. Pepper took a children’s fairytale and pleasingly twisted it into a completely new story that in my opinion reminds adults where these stories came from but also makes them more adult orientated. Miss Pepper has this amazing ability to mold characters into ones that you would never imagine you could have loved in the first place.

This story follows Captain James Jones and the always spunky Miss Bell and their unlikely love story with a few appearances from a couple old favorite characters that I can guarantee you will love to hate!

This is a quick read and as a warning it does flip from time period to time period but I enjoyed this time jumping versus that of Girl on a Train. These characters were strongly developed and the story was so well thought out it’s so hard not to get excited over the next book in the series!

Pick it up on Amazon through this link!

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Forever Cursed By Sarah J. PEPPER

Synopsis:

Captain James
Peter may as well be imprisoned on Neverland with us for he consumes Miss Bell’s thoughts, stealing her away from me. His retaliation is a constant threat of which we cannot escape. Even so, that pathetic excuse of a man is the least of my worries. Corrupt and vile creatures rule this tiny spit of land, brought here by fairies, by Miss Bell.
Whether she admits it or not, she needs my protection. Yet, I catch her glancing at my severed arm with pity in her eyes. She thinks of me as weak, injured, and any number of inadequacies. Feck. I will not stand for it! I will protect her, even if it costs me my life.

Miss Bell
Captain James makes no attempt to shield the darkness harbored in his eyes, like he wants me—needs me—to see what most people do. Ruthlessness. Turmoil. Devastation.
“Remember that the same hand I use to caress your delicate skin has been stained with the blood of my enemies,” he says, cupping my cheek. “Do not assume my affection for you is something others have experienced. Understood, Miss Bell?”
I understand. Hell, I am counting on it. Peter would rather see me dead than in the arms of another, and I have no intention of dying—especially not when Captain James makes me feel so alive.

~Review~

Book two in the Never Ever series leaves nothing else to be desired except more from Sarah J. Pepper!

Now and then a romance novel catches my attention, not often, but it does happen. I think it’s those unlikely romances that snag me.

The love story that has been created between Tinkerbell and the Captain is a fine example. It’s never something i could have imagined but found myself loving it more and more as the pages turned and turned. These characters are so easily relatable that it’s easy to get sucked into the world of Neverland like never before. Just like it’s predecessor Forever Cursed grabs you in the beginning and shakes you to the very last page. I cried twice during this read! I look forward to more by Miss Pepper!

Pre-order this book after snagging the first in the series by clicking the following link!

And if by any chance Peter pan isn’t your fairytale of choice check out the other amazing books by Sarah J. Pepper at this link!

http://sarahjpepper.com

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for a completely honest and unbiased review. All opinions and remarks in this review as well as my new found love for Sarah J. Pepper is completely my own!

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Hell hath no fury like a woman…

Woman No.17 by

Edan Lepucki

High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. She’s going to need a hand with her young son if she’s ever going to finish her memoir. In comes S., a magnetic young artist, who will live in the secluded guest house out back, care for Lady’s young toddler son, and keep a watchful eye on her older, teenage, one. S. performs her day job beautifully, quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit, and becoming a confidante for Lady. But as the summer wears on, S.’s connection to Lady’s older son takes a disturbing, and possibly destructive, turn. Lady and S. will move closer to one another as they both threaten to harm the things they hold most dear.

What I took away from this book

As well written and put together this book is, it was NOT for me. The characters, as relatable as they can be for some, are nothing but catty, petty women. Along those lines it reminded be of some boy next door scenario at first but turned into something very different and I just didn’t like it. I have a lot of respect for the writer because they left out literally NO details on any aspect but as much as I wanted to like it… I couldn’t. That’s about all I can say on this book before I feel like I’m running the author and her works name through the mud but if your feeling intrigued you can have at it, I might even send you my own copy!

2/5 stars