Have you read any of these?
Due to the fact that some of you are commenting on these posts with your recommendations, I will also be posting a **Recommended by Readers Reads** segment to my blog as well. So keep them coming! I am hoping I fall in love with some of your suggested reads as well :)
SAVED BY HER by Michelle Horst
I was quite excited to read this novel as it definitely seemed like a story I hadn't read yet. This book takes you into the dark life of Jack, as he has been born into a life of sex slavery by his step father after his mother passed away when he was a young boy. Shutting off emotions, and just going through the daily motions - praying he survives for the sake of his brothers life. Throw in River - a woman who saves these lost souls from their torturous life, trying to make up for her fathers involvement in the same industry.
This story had everything I wanted it to have. It had the dark and damaged Jack, and a sassy heroine who strives to rescue him. Even the development of their friendship felt like the right journey for these two into their romance. However, it fell a little short for me. All of the elements were there - but it didn't reach me like I hoped it would. I still enjoyed the story, but not enough for a kick arse, memorable read... Unfortunately.
THIRD BASE by Heidi McLaughlin
This was a book I had seen on a book bloggers promotional post, and the synopsis had me salivating to read it! It would be my first Heidi McLaughlin book as well I know, crazy right! and I pre-ordered and read it the day it came out. I'm not going to lie. It took me awhile to get into this story. For some reason, for me, the synopsis didn't hit the mark to accurately describe the book. I didn't really feel the main character was as he had been alluded to, and therefore found it hard to get into Ethan and Daisy's story.
I did enjoy it by the end, even though I did predict the big curveball that was thrown - but I have to admit I wasn't entirely convinced by Ethan :( I have to say, I did LOVE that this was in his pov which was a fantastic change of pace, and I also enjoyed her writing style. I definitely don't think this will be my last Ms McLaughlin read that's for sure :)
ZACK by Sawyer Bennett
Another author I had not read, and again, I am certain I will read others by this talented writer. This book is in the Cold Fury Hockey Series. Whilst it isn't the first book in this series, they can be read as stand alones and during my annoying habit of researching books to death before I read them Yes it is a VERY bad habit.. I decided to read Zack! And...?
I am SO glad I did! This story was a sports romance yes, but most books in this genre that I have read tend be more of a college based. What I liked about this was that he had a career as a professional athlete and had a life outside of it - which was as a single father to his son. Bring in a geeky looking nanny and I bet most of you are thinking it's way too cheesy and predictable. I suppose for some parts you are right; but what made this book so enjoyable for me is quite simply... ZACK. He had just the right amount of, well, everything, that I found myself understanding and knowing him. A really sweet read, that isn't too intense and is hard not to love.