A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Defending Taylor’ (Hundred Oaks Series) by Miranda Kenneally.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: DEFENDING TAYLOR
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Series: Hundred Oaks Series
Publishing date: July 5th, 2016
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

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The Synopsis:

Captain of the soccer team, president of the Debate Club, contender for valedictorian: Taylor’s always pushed herself to be perfect. After all, that’s what is expected of a senator’s daughter. But one impulsive decision—one lie to cover for her boyfriend—and Taylor’s kicked out of private school. Everything she’s worked so hard for is gone, and now she’s starting over at Hundred Oaks High.

Soccer has always been Taylor’s escape from the pressures of school and family, but it’s hard to fit in and play on a team that used to be her rival. The only person who seems to understand all that she’s going through is her older brother’s best friend, Ezra. Taylor’s had a crush on him for as long as she can remember. But it’s hard to trust after having been betrayed. Will Taylor repeat her past mistakes or can she score a fresh start?

 

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘DEFENDING TAYLOR’ by Miranda Kenneally:

“Defending Taylor” is the first novel that I’ve had the opportunity to read from author Miranda Kenneally. This novel is definitely a coming-of-age story and delivers on many charming aspects within the story-line. It falls into the genres of young adult and contemporary romance with a nice measure of sports. “Defending Taylor” is written from the main female character’s P.O.V.(point of view), Taylor “Tee” Lukens.

After a bad incident at St. Andrews Academy,  Taylor “Tee” Lukens has no choice but to move to a public school near her parents. She broke up with her boyfriend Ben, must say goodbye to her old friends and has to start new at Hundred Oaks High school. Her one bad choice was starting to snowball into a life changer. Her main concern was ruining her GPA and not being able to go to Yale. As soon as Taylor begins at her new school, she realizes that her mistake may follow her here. And to top it off the one boy that she crushed on for most of her Adolescent and teenage years decides to show up into her life again.

Taylor comes face-to-face with Ezra Carmichael, her older brother Oliver’s best friend, the one who unknowingly stole her heart and broke it. Just seeing him again reminds Taylor of the day he broke her heart at her sixteenth birthday party. Did she still have feelings for Ezra? What secret is Ezra hiding?

With the huge secret that Taylor is hiding from those she cares about most, is she risking her father’s career as well as her relationship with Ezra? Will she ever be happy at her new school Hundred Oaks or will her past continue to cause her drama? “Defending Taylor” is an entertaining and enjoyable story about a young girl making one mistake that affects her life and those she loves, in a big way. It’s also about finding herself, finding love, and figuring out how to grow from an error in judgment. I recommend this if you’re looking for a decently satisfying novel with appealing characters. Check this out if it piques your interest. 🙂

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘DEFENDING TAYLOR’  4 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘DEFENDING TAYLOR’:

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: Everything I Left Unsaid by Molly O’Keefe.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Everything I Left Unsaid’(Everything I Left Unsaid Series #1) by Molly O’Keefe.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: EVERYTHING I LEFT UNSAID
Author: Molly O’Keefe
Series: Everything I Left Unsaid Series #1
(Review based on ARC copy – early review)
Publishing date: October 13th, 2015

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The Synopsis for ‘EVERYTHING I LEFT UNSAID’:

Fans of Jodi Ellen Malpas, K. Bromberg, and Joanna Wylde will be unable to resist this sexy, deeply intimate tale of a woman running from her past, and the darkly mysterious man who sets her free.

I didn’t think answering someone else’s cellphone would change my life. But the stranger with the low, deep voice on the other end of the line tempted me, awakened my body, set me on fire. He was looking for someone else. Instead he found me.

And I found a hot, secret world where I felt alive for the first time.

His name was Dylan, and, strangely, he made me feel safe. Desired. Compelled. Every dark thing he asked me to do, I did. Without question. I longed to meet him, but we were both keeping secrets. And mine were dangerous. If I took the first step, if I got closer to Dylan—emotionally, physically—then I wouldn’t be hiding anymore. I would be exposed, with nothing left to surrender but the truth. And my truth could hurt us both.

 

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘EVERYTHING I LEFT UNSAID’ by Molly O‘Keefe:

I was granted the chance to check out this new novel and here is my honest review after reading a copy of “Everything I Left Unsaid”, the first novel of a new series by Author Molly O’Keefe. This is the first novel I’ve read from this author and I have to say that I’m very interested in reading more, especially from this new series. This comes from the Adult genre as well as Contemporary Romance, Suspense and Erotic Romance genres and it definitely delivers in those expected needs. Readers will get to read the story through the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views) from Annie McKay and Dylan Daniels.

Annie McKay grew up on a huge farm in Oklahoma, raised by her mother who never really showed affection or love which causes Annie to not have a normal loving relationship with her mother. All Annie grew up knowing was the farm life and not much else. The only real friend she had growing up was an older man by the name of “Smith” who also met the needs of a father figure for Annie. When her mother ends up passing away, Annie is left with a huge farm to tend to and not one clue on how to truly run it. At this time, an employee on the farm, a man named Hoyt steps up and offers to give her the help she needs. Everything seemed to be going well and eventually they marry, against Smith’s warnings. Annie didn’t want to be alone and was afraid of trying to run the farm all by herself, so she gave into Hoyt and his overly helpful ways. Not long after, Annie realizes the huge mistakes she’s made since the moment she allowed Hoyt to be such an intricate part of her life. He’s controlling, manipulative, violently-abusive and cold as ice with her. Her life became a numbing seclusion from everyone around. After one terrible night, Annie decides to flee with only a few thousand dollars and a new look to hide who she is.

Annie finds herself as a new resident in a seedy little place named Flowered Manor Trailer Park and Camp Ground in a random small town inside of North Carolina. She’s colored her hair, from the usual natural redlocks and is determined to stay hidden, just in case. Upon moving in, she comes across a cell phone as it begins to ring. Hesitantly, she answers. The voice on the other end of the line becomes a whole mysterious, highly seductive and potentially dangerous person that she did not expect.

Dylan Daniels grew up with their father named Ben and a mother named Maria. His mother was a beautiful and caring woman but his father was something else. He used to make him and his older brother Max feel like they were never good enough and needed to toughen up. Despite his childhood and teen years of getting into trouble with Max, he grew up to be cold, with a drive to succeed. After an accident changed his life in a way, he began to go in a different direction. The scars of life still influence his life deeply. So deeply that he now lives up high at a mountain top, practically secluded from society and has no plans on changing his ways. That is…until he makes one phone call and hears the voice on the other end that may actually become a threat to his stubborn ways.

When Annie decides to hide the truth about herself, will she ever regain her identity as Annie or will she get lost in the fake new persona of “Layla?” What dark secrets is Dylan keeping about himself? Will Annie and Dylan give into their growing sexual tensions or are they both destined to be on the run from their past emotional issues? Will their pasts’ ever catch up to them? This novel was very enjoyable with the dark, suspenseful, erotic and dramatic storyline. The female character, Annie, seems broken yet strong in some ways because she’s a survivor and a fighter deep down inside. Dylan, the main male character, is sexy, dark and mysterious, but you can tell he is carrying some major emotional baggage but still he can’t hide that he can be a truly caring person. Note: There is mention of abuse from Annie’s past relationship with Hoyt and mature sexual content in this novel. I do recommend this novel because it really was compelling and telling in many entertaining moments. It’s worth checking out, if you’re looking for a new series to try out. Check this one out, readers! 🙂

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MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘EVERYTHING I LEFT UNSAID’  4 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined Annie and Dylan of Everything I Left Unsaid:

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Book Review: ‘Easier To Run’ by Silver Rain.

ARC-Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s ARC Review after reading ‘Easier To Run’ by Silver Rain.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: EASIER TO RUN
Author: Silver Rain
(This review is based on the ARC early copy received)
Release Date: April 27th, 2015

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The Synopsis:

“He took my world by storm with four simple words ‘I’m your new neighbor.’ I was only five at the time, but I couldn’t look away from the older boy staring at me through the hole in our back yard fence. In my mind, he was mine from that moment, but I knew that could never happen.

When I was fifteen, I learned that things that should never happen can sweep in and rip your entire life to shreds.

I lost everything.

I lost him….”

Six years after tragedy changed Cassie’s life forever, she continues to yearn for that one thing that will make her feel whole–the boy she was taken away from. The boy who had stood by her side and defended her at every turn. The boy whose shoulder she cried on when her parents died, after her sister committed suicide, during her testimony against her brother-in-law.

With her past a heavy burden that sits on her chest, threatening to suffocate her every night, she somehow finds the strength to go back and face it. To finally go back and find the man who might make her heart beat again and ease the dead pain she feels inside.

But six years can change people, and their relationship can never be the same.

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ for “Easier To Run” by Silver Rain:

This is my full review after reading “Easier To Run” by author Silver Rain. This is the first novel I’ve had the opportunity to read and review thanks to receiving an early copy gifted by the author. This is the debut novel for this author and it falls into the New Adult and Contemporary Romance genres.  This story not only offers a romance but it gives an HEA and some dark suspense intertwined. Readers will get the two main character’s P.O.V’s(Point of views) – Cassie Bryant and Ben Murray.

Cassie Bryant grew up in the same house most of her adolescent years with her older outgoing sister Rachel and her parents. Cassie has been usually pretty shy because of a stutter she has had since she could talk. So avoiding people had become a natural habit for her. As a young child a new large family moves in next door to her family home and quickly the youngest child, a boy who is her older sister’s age, introduces himself to her as Ben Murray. As their families become acquainted and friendships are formed. Despite Cassie and Ben’s five year age difference,  they develop a genuine bond and friendship. He tries to get her to come out of her shell. He’s caring, patient and sincerely friendly with her regardless of her shyness because of her stuttering. His efforts to get her to look passed her communication hurdle is something Cassie just wasn’t used to from people outside of her family.

Ben Murray met the two blonde neighbors girls and instantly became curious with why the youngest one was so quiet. She was different and he could tell she was shy. Even as young children he felt the need to try to get her to open up and trust him. As the years continue on through their childhood and well into Ben’s teenage years, he develops a close and protective friendship with Cassie and becomes a study partner with Rachel. Cassie and Ben develop an unlikely friendship and their families just accepted it. She grew comfortable with him because he was so caring, protective and patient with her when most people never gave her the time of day.

When tragedy hits Cassie and Rachel, things are never the same for either of them. As if things couldn’t get worse, someone takes advantage of their tragedy, causing Cassie to fall deeper into a silent downward spiral. Tragedy hits Cassie once again forcing her to leave the home, the life and her best friend Ben behind when she moves away. Will she ever be able to pull herself out of this downward spiral that is sending her into a self-destructive path?

After six years of living inside a shell of herself, with people who don’t understand her and trying to get passed a few bad choices, she decides to try and find herself again. That road she goes on to find herself seems to lead her back to where she last remembered safety and happiness: back to Ben. This novel is an amazing blend of happiness, heartache, tragedy and love. I enjoyed watching Cassie grow up, imperfections and all. There are moments in her life that could’ve broken her down, and in some ways it did but she was not completely destroyed to where she had no chance of overcoming it. She’s a strong female character in so many ways because of how much she is forced to overcome. Ben is such a handsome, caring and amazing male lead character as well. I recommend this novel if you’re looking for something worth reading. Please keep in mind that there are a few hard topics discussed regarding sexual assault and mental issues. Regardless, this story is truly worth reading so pick up your copy today. Check it out!

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘EASIER TO RUN’ (4 out of 5 stars):

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How I imagined the characters Cassie and Ben after reading Easier To Run:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘EASIER TO RUN′

Cassie’s thoughts:  When I was five, I met the boy of my dreams. But I didn’t know how powerful dreams were until I was a teenager and had them all ripped away and replaced with nightmares. Years later, he proved to me that dreams could overcome anything as long as you were brave enough to face the nightmares head on.

Cassie’s thoughts:  One man who was by my side, his support never faltering, even as life threw the worst at me. But there’s one big problem. I haven’t even spoken to him in six years.
Now that I’m ready to go back, will there be anything left?
Will he push me away?
Will he even recognize who I am today?
It’s easier to run.
Maybe, just one more time, he’ll let me run away with him.

Ben’s thoughts: I didn’t fight to keep her in my life. I just picked up a bottle and drowned out my self-pity. I kept moving. Telling myself it was the right thing to do, and never understanding how the right thing could feel so wrong and foreign.

Ben’s thoughts: She certainly wasn’t the same little girl anymore- not the scrawny teenager. Everything about her bewildered me to no end. How was I supposed to feel about a girl who was almost five years my junior? The girl I’d always protected because I had a soft spot for her. She’d been a constant fixture in my life for almost eleven years, and then, when the worst had struck, she was simply gone.

Ben and Cassie: “We’ll figure it out, Cassie. Together. Let me in.”
“I can’t. I tried to hide how I felt about you- the things I wasn’t supposed to want and feel. Coming back was just a bad idea. I can’t pretend, and I can’t- it was safer when you were just in my head.”
I didn’t know what to say. “I love you, Cas.”
“Yeah, you love the little girl you always stuck up for. You were my hero, and once upon a time, that was enough. But I learned long ago that’s as far as my fairy tale goes.”
There was no little girl in the cab with me.

Ben’s thoughts: I was already in enough trouble, and yet I wanted to kiss her. I wanted to see the spark of surprise and happiness in her eyes. I was well and truly fucked. Wrapped around her finger- just like Mom always used to say. Pathetically hopeless. Yet, beyond all reason, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’d fight through the darkest pits for her and put up with whatever shit fate wanted to throw my way.

Cassie’s thoughts:  His kiss was my sanity.
His touch my strength.
We’d both been broken by our past, but we took those broken pieces as they were and let them grow into something new.

Cassie’s thoughts:  Once upon a time, I was a shy, lonely kid playing in her back yard. And then a boy came along who taught me that happy endings are bullshit. The only things that matter are the happy in-betweens.

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Book To Movie Adaptation: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. [2015]

 FIRST LOOK AT: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE POSTER (INTERNATIONAL) FOR DARK PLACES.

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Dark Places is a book to film adaptation by Author Gillian Flynn, known for her best-selling novels which also includes the recent hit film adaptation GONE GIRL. The upcoming Dark Places film’s date has yet to be officially announced after the release date was changed from it’s prior 2014 date. Screenplay writer Gilles Paquet-Brenner also directed the film.

The latest news is that A24 has partnered with DIRECTV to acquire the U.S. distribution rights for Dark Places. The film will be exclusively available  to watch on DIRECTV for 30 days before it releases in theaters.

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Dark Places 2bCAST: Charlize Theron as Libby Day(Adult), Corey Stoll as Ben Day(Adult), Andrea Roth as Diondra(Adult), Christina Hendricks as Patty Day, Nicholas Hoult as Lyle(Treasurer of The Kill Club), Sterling Jerins as Libby Day(Younger), Tye Sheridan as Ben Day(Younger), Chloe Moretz as Diondra(Younger), and Drea de Matteo as Krissi Cates(Stripper/Holds info. about the murders)

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UPDATE(June 18th, 2015) The New Official Trailer HD for Dark Places. Watch It Here:

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The First Official (International/French) Trailer for Dark Places. Watch It Here:

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Film Plot for Dark Places:

“Set in a farming town in Kansas, Dark Places follows Libby Day (Charlize Theron), the only surviving witness of a horrific massacre that took her mother and sisters. Believing the slaughter to be the work of a Satanic cult, Libby testifies in court against her own brother. 25 years after the murder, she remains haunted by the gruesome violence of her past when she meets a group of amateur investigators who call themselves ‘The Kill Club’. Looking to satisfy their morbid curiosity, the group begins their own inquiry about the case, believing Libby’s brother innocent. In order to help them, Libby must unearth painful memories of the event, and learn that her past may not be what it seems.”

Dark Places (The book’s synopsis):

I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived–and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who’ve long forgotten her.

The Kill Club is a macabre secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for details–proof they hope may free Ben–Libby hatches a plan to profit off her tragic history. For a fee, she’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club… and maybe she’ll admit her testimony wasn’t so solid after all.

As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the narrative flashes back to January 2, 1985. The events of that day are relayed through the eyes of Libby’s doomed family members–including Ben, a loner whose rage over his shiftless father and their failing farm have driven him into a disturbing friendship with the new girl in town. Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started–on the run from a killer.

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Dark Places Film Release Date: AUGUST 7th, 2015

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