Feb 14, 2014

~REVIEW~ Girl In Love by Caisey Quinn

Girl in Love (Kylie Ryans, #3) Synopsis

She's living her dream...

Kylie Ryans is the biggest thing to come out of Nashville since, well, since Trace Corbin. With a hit album and a powerful label behind her, she appears to be the girl who has it all.

But appearances can be deceiving.

Fresh out of rehab, Trace Corbin is ready to take on the world. Just not the girl he walked away from. Because if there's one thing he knows for certain, it's that the people you love are the ones who have the power to destroy you.

As their worlds collide, they'll have to make the ultimate choice. Follow their dreams, or give it all up for love.

They say love conquers all, but for Kylie and Trace, it just might wreck everything they've worked for.


So I finished this series and I am totally bummed that it’s the end. When I first picked up Girl with Guitar I only expected to probably finish it and maybe read the rest later. Well that wasn’t the case. I actually read right through this series in just a couple of days. That should tell you how much I LOVED this series! When I reached the end of this book I felt empty. Only because I didn't want it to end...but I knew it had too. Trace and Kylie's story was a true love story!

In the final installment of Kylie and Trace’s story we pick up a couple of months after the dreadful breakup. Kylie is living her dreams and drowning in her work so that she doesn’t have to feel the pain of heartbreak. She pretty much becomes the opposite of what she used to be. She keeps to herself and pushes everyone away from her. Her pain will have you feeling sad for her most of the book. But when she has to face the newly recovered Trace it gets to be a lot harder than she ever imagined. No matter how hard she tries to forget what they had and to move on, having him near her breaks all those walls she's trying to keep up.

In the close quarters they both share she comes to realize that it feels just like the beginning and this Trace is completely different. He loves and protects her even after she belittles him and treats him like crap. With a shit load of misunderstanding these two continue their love/hate relationship in this book. Kylie has a hard time letting anyone in and Trace has a hard time showing her how much he still loves her when all she does is push him away.

Girl In Love takes us on ups and downs. All throughout the book you have one thought running through your mind "Would you two just please talk it out!!" :) If they had only talked things through they both could have saved each other a lot of trouble. But of course then the story wouldn't have been so great to read!

Throughout the story we also get more of our loving secondary characters. Rae, Claire Ann, Mia, Lilly, Olivia, Steven, Mike, Pauly and Gretchen are back and better then ever. What I loved about this book is that you got to see more of the secondary characters and quickly wanted to know MORE about them. Which is why I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that they do get their own books, ESPECIALLY Mia and Steven. I have a feeling those two have alot to say.

Perfect ending to a FANTABULOUS series!

Read this series! Don't miss out on Kylie, Trace and all the wonderful characters that join the story.


“I missed you so fucking much, baby," he told her between placing frantic open- mouth kisses down her jawline and neck. "Every day. Every second of every day I missed you. It hurt like hell being away from you. It nearly wrecked me...having to see you and not being able to have you.
“Because I want to know. I want to know what bothers you and what makes you cry. Just like I want to know what makes you happy and what makes you laugh.”
“You brought me back to life. You made sure the only one who could record our song was us. You kissed me on stage because I sang a song that hurt to sing. You bought my daddy’s truck. You went to rehab and got sober. You ditched everyone, your band, your family, to come have a pity party bonfire with me, you—”
“I love you. I love the feel of you, the taste of you, the scent of you. I love you so much I lose control sometimes—lose the little bit of sense God gave me. If all I was allowed to do was sit and watch you exist for the rest of my life, I would die happy.”
"There’s not a thing I wouldn’t give to hold her. To say the things I should have told her. So if you see my Oklahoma girl, I hope you’ll let her know. There’s a Georgia boy wants to marry her and he’ll never let her go."


Feb 12, 2014

~REVIEW~ Girl on Tour by Caisey Quinn

Girl on Tour (Kylie Ryans, #2) Synopsis

An up and comer trying to make a name for herself...

Kylie never expected to be stuck on a tour bus with a pampered princess and her boyfriend's ex.

A troubled artist struggling to hold onto his career...

Trace thought he was finally getting to do things his way. Until the label added co-headliner Gretchen Gibson, the only person in country music with more issues than him, to his No Apologies tour.

Surrounded by tabloid rumors and people they can't trust, Kylie and Trace need each other more than ever. But the choices they make will change everything.

Because chasing your dreams and following your heart don't always lead you to the same place...



Caisey Quinn does is again! Girl on Tour is the continuation of Kylie's story.

The book starts off with Trace and Kylie together, the world is alright. But when Kylie is chosen to go on tour, without Trace, the two are separated for six weeks. However, between the separation and the struggle that Trace is going through to hold onto his career, things start to unravel. When the media gets involved the two stars find it hard to not let them destroy what they have.

Girl on Tour will test out Kylie and Trace's relationship in more ways then they can handle. Ms. Quinn did a wonderful job of portraying the significance the media has in a stars life which was wonderful to read about. Although these two are put through the ringer you get to experience the journey of Kylie's dreams coming true through her eyes.

And while Kylie is off trying to learn more about the world she is now apart of, Trace is struggling to stay above water. Trace...damn Trace just about frustrated me in this. The poor man spent this whole book trying to be a better man but with all the shit thrown his way he struggled. His struggle with his addiction is so real that it makes you sad every time he falters. This part of the story was not an easy one for these two. It was filled with so much sadness but in between that you felt the love between these two and the moments they did have together were just as intense and steamy as in GwG.

We are also introduced to new characters in GoT that will have you wanting to get more of their story. I adored Kylie's friends and her growing friendship with her busmates. Mia, Lily, Olivia, and Steven were all wonderful read about. I look forward to possibly hearing more about them in the future.

Then the ending left me wanting more! So much so that I was biting at the bits to get my hands on the final book!

Go pick this series up and enjoy!

"She’d learned an important lesson though. If you give everything you have to other people and they don’t have anything to give you in return…you end up with nothing. Not a single thing"
 "I've never wanted anything like I want you. Not a drink, not a drug, not even music.Not a single damn thing, Kylie. Do you understand that?"


Feb 10, 2014

~REVIEW~ Girl with Guitar by Caisey Quinn

Girl with Guitar (Kylie Ryans, #1)

After Kylie’s dad dies in a freak accident, he leaves her with nothing other than her crazy stepmother, Darla, and the ability to play guitar. When Darla kicks Kylie out and she loses her job all in the same day, she hops a bus to Nashville determined to make her late father’s dreams come true.

Waitressing and saving her pennies to record a demo, her big break comes when she’s asked to join a tour going down the tubes with once platinum album-selling country music superstar Trace Corbin. But touring with Trace is hardly a dream come true since he’s pretty much drinking his career down the drain. If Kylie can’t pull Trace out of his rut, he’ll pull her and her dreams down with him.


“You're not a nice boy," she said pointing a finger at him. "Never said I was," he told her as he leaned in dangerously close. Kylie breathed in the clean familiar scent of cologne and him.”
This book was recommended to me by a friend and I hadn’t had the chance to pick it up. Since I had read so much about it I decided now was the time to check it out. (Especially because the final book was releasing.) Why didn’t I pick this up sooner?

Caisey Quinn can definitely weave together a wonderful story! The best part is that her characters were equally wonderful and so damn real about things.

Let me start with Kylie, her protagonist, was one hell of a character. She was a sweet and nice girl but didn’t let anyone trample over her. She came right out and told you what she thought but she also realized when she was wrong. After losing everyone, she was alone in the world and she wanted to follow her dream of becoming a star. Her dream lead her to Trace Corbin and from there things get crazy for her. Not only does she have to deal with the arrogant ass but she has to deal with the reality that her dreams are coming true and with greatness comes great responsibilities. The beginning of her journey was wonderful to see. This girl was as real as they get and a total spitfire.

Then there is Trace Corbin. *sigh* what can I say about this man? He is a total mess and he has a lot to deal with. He has a lot of demons in his pasts and everyone basically puts up with his shit. But the moment that Kylie calls him out he is damn near blown away. The aggressive girl on tour with him isn’t one to put up with his crap. As she tears down his walls he comes to realize that maybe he should stop being the way he is. But Trace is broken, and something’s can never her repaired. This man will have you hurting for him and wishing to wrap him in your arms.

And these two together are a mix to read about. What they don’t realize is that they are both alike. Both are hotheads in their own ways, which leads to a lot of miscommunication and stupid mistakes. But when they are in their element the pages catch on fire.

Girl with a Guitar is the book to read! I can’t say enough about all the characters and the delightful writing. Don’t miss out on Kylie’s story.


Feb 9, 2014

~REVIEW~ Chasing Wishes by Nadia Simonenko

Chasing WishesSynopsis

"I wish I didn't have to go home. I wish I was someone else—someone with a future..."

For sixteen-year-old Nina Torres, it feels as if life is nothing but a dead end. Despised by her rich classmates and afraid that she'll become just like her drug-addicted mother, Nina's future seems to get dimmer every day.

There is one bright spot in her life though...

Sitting beside her one night, the only person in the world who cares about her makes a promise. No matter what happens—no matter how much Isaac's wealthy family disapproves—he and his girlfriend Nina will be together forever.

Fate plays a cruel trick on Nina, though, and a visit from Child Protective Services the next morning turns Nina Torres into Irene Hartley, a woman with a future but who will never see her beloved Isaac again.

Nine years later, a blind and incredibly handsome young entrepreneur hires Irene to be his personal assistant. Terrence Radcliffe reminds her so much of Isaac that she can hardly believe her eyes, and she's falling for him fast. Irene knows that fairy tales don't come true, but she allows herself one last wish. She wishes that she could finally say goodbye to Isaac and let herself take a chance on Terrence.

What she doesn't know is that Terrence is also searching for someone: a shooting star who streaked through his life nine years ago, and he won't give up until he finds her...

Chasing Wishes is a powerful contemporary tale of lost love and wishes come true, recommended for ages 17+ due to adult content.


Nina has lived in pure hell every since she lost her father. Everyday is another day in which she has to deal with her coked out mother and the terrible kids are her high school. She is bullied because of her clothes and her lack of money until the point where it is just sickening. Then Isaac walks into her life and he becomes her only friend. He is sweet, caring and protective over Nina like no one is.

When life takes a turn for the worse for Nina she is taken away from her home....but most importantly, from Isaac.

Years later Nina is now Irene and life pretty much consist of her working at a crappy job and that's about it. She is trying to become a voice over artist and nothing seems to be working out for her. Irene is still just like Nina and still in love with her best friend. The problem is that she doesn't know where Issac is. Eventually she realizes that she must make a life for herself. So when she is offered to be Terrence Radcliffe's personal assistant she takes a step towards her new future. Being a personal assistant to a blind man is not easy at first but with his sweet and patient disposition she quickly learns her way around. She does for him what no one else has ever done. She paints a picture for him of the world he cannot see.

But in order for Irene (Nina) to let Terrence in she has to let go of Isaac. Or maybe not....

This story was cute and quick. My biggest problem was that the characters where pretty bland and the story was predictable. I didn't connect with the characters at all and was pretty much bored 50% in and wanted to get to the end. There were also alot of grammatical issues which sometimes confused the heck out of me.

It wasn't all too bad because of the cute romance but it lacked character. Overall, not something I will read again but it is a nice read. 


Feb 8, 2014

~REVIEW~ Angelfall by Susan Ee

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) Synopsis

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

Recommended for ages 16 and up.


Angelfall has been on my bookshelf for the past year and I haven't had the chance to pick it up. Once I did I was intrigued with the storyline and the romance. Unfortunately, I didn't get much romance. :(

Penryn was a tough girl and she had guts which I adored about her. Every since her world collapsed she's been the "guardian" of her wheelchair bound sister and psychotic mother. During one of her moves to a safer place she encounters Raffe about to be killed by other angels and intervenes. Because of her intervening her sisters is taken by the angels.

Intent on getting her sister back Penryn fights tooth and nail to get the rude and arrogant Raffe to help her find the angels. And because she hold all the cards Raffe is forced to comply.

Together Penryn and Raffe journey to enemies territory. However, getting there isn't easy. They encounter a group of humans who are building to fight back and a creature that is like no other they've ever encountered. 

Angelfall is filled with plenty of action but sadly not enough romance. There is something brewing between Penryn and Raffe but it is not the theme of the book. It doesn't take away from the story and I understand that it is a slow building love but I wanted more. I can never have enough. :) I will continue the series and hope to get more of these two together.

It is worth the read!


“I knew from the start that your loyalty would get you killed. I just never thought it would be your loyalty to me that would do it.” 
“I never thought about it before, but I'm proud to be human. We're ever so flawed. We're frail, confused, violent, and we struggle with so many issues. But all in all, I'm proud to be a Daughter of Man.”
“Angels are violent creatures.”
“So I noticed. I used to think they were all sweet and kind."
“Why would you think that? Even in your Bible, we’re harbingers of doom, willing and able to destroy entire cities. Just because we sometimes warned one or two of you beforehand doesn’t make us altruistic.”

Feb 6, 2014

~REVIEW~ Just for Now by Abbi Glines

Just for Now (Sea Breeze, #4) Synopsis

An insatiable attraction heats to the boiling point in this steamy book set in the shore town of Sea Breeze from the author of the white-hot The Vincent Boys.

Preston is one bad boy. And Amanda has harbored a crush on him for forever. When she finally makes her move on him, it does not end well. But still, she can’t resist him. Especially now that he seems to be pursuing her, too.

No one wants wants them to be together. Not Amanda’s brother Marcus, who is on the verge of his marriage to Low, and definitely not any of Preston’s buddies. They know way too much about Preston’s dark side. Even Preston realizes he’s not good enough for someone like her.

But Amanda believes there is more to Preston than his bad boy persona, and she is determined to unearth what he’s hiding behind his seductive blue eyes—secrets that could explain his actions. Secrets Amanda might not be able to forgive.

Yet the dangerous attraction persists...and neither Preston nor Amanda is going to deny it.


As a fan of the Sea Breeze series I was looking forward to Preston's story. I'm glad that I wasn't disappointed!

Preston is a grade A gigolo. All he cares about is women and booze. He lives his life in secret and has no time to worry about what others think. What you quickly learn is that Preston isn't such a bad guy. Growing up with a terrible family life he had to grow up quickly in order to take care of his brothers and sister. For them he would do anything. Even sell his body to lonely housewives. They know the deal and as long as he can drink away all the memories he is okay. That is until he learns that his best friends sister has been one of those late night "memories" he forgot. 

Amanda loves Preston since the moment she laid eyes on him. To her it doesn't matter that he drinks and sleeps his way around town. She is so sure that he is so much more. So being in his arms for a night was okay with her. Even after he treats her like crap and leaves her in the dust. She just can't give up on him. Not even her brother can keep her away from him. 

When Preston realizes that Amanda has feelings for him he is resistant at first. To him she deserves so much better. But Preston can't fight the way she drives him crazy and the craving he has for her. So he caves. Amanda turns out to be his strength while dealing with his life's drama. She does not waver in her devotion to him and helps him through the hell he is living.

What Amanda doesn't know is that while she wins Preston's heart, she doesn't have all of him. Not yet. They must deal with a alot to get to where they end up and I must say it was a wonderful journey. One where we get to see the rest of the Sea Breeze gang again and celebrate Low's wedding!

I contemplated giving this one 4.5 stars but I want to tell you why that didn't happen. My issue with this one was that Amanda was the weakest Sea Breeze girl, to date. I'm not used to Abbi's heroine being that way so I was a little frustrated. She barely stood up for herself and she was blindly in love with Preston even after what he did to her. Don't get me wrong I loved Preston too but it wasn't until I realized why he acted the way he did. Loved them together eventually but Amanda started off weak. 

Overall, Just For Now is just as wonderful as the rest! We get the same Abbi Glines formula but Preston's story to me was the most realist. He definitely had it worse than the other Sea Breeze gang and pulled at your heartstrings.

Pick this up as well as the previous books!

“Nothing about this thing we have is a bad thing. I’m not gonna lie about it: I don’t deserve you. I’m sure as hell not good enough for you, but as long as you want me, I’m all yours.” 
 “Preston pulled me up against his chest and cupped my face in his hands. “I love you. I love you so damn much it consumes me. I don’t deserve you, but I’m gonna become the man who does deserve you. I promise you. I’ll make you proud of me.”I reached up and ran my thumb over his lips. “I am and will always be proud of you. I want the world to know you’re mine.”
“Nothing about this thing we have is a bad thing. I’m not gonna lie about it: I don’t deserve you. I’m sure as hell not good enough for you, but as long as you want me, I’m all yours.” 


Feb 4, 2014

~REVIEW~ While It Lasts by Abbi Glines

While It Lasts (Sea Breeze, #3) Synopsis

Cage brings his playboy prowess to the countryside as the Sea Breeze hookups continue, from self-published phenomenon Abbi Glines.

Low broke Cage’s heart by getting with Marcus in Because of Low. Cage went into a tailspin that ended in a DUI. In order to salvage his baseball scholarship—the one thing he truly valued besides Low—Cage must take a summer job. At a farm. Away from Sea Breeze. With lots of cows, but no hot girls. Maybe that’s what Cage needs to get back on track.

But wait—there’s that hostile daughter of the farm boss. She’s pretty and occasionally sweet, and there seems to be a lot of sadness and mystery behind her anger. Cage is dying to strip her down—physically and mentally—in the back of the barn. But is he prepared for what will happen afterward?


“I'd worried that letting her get too close would break me. Unfortunately, I'd worried about that a little too late. Because I was broken. The Cage I was before Eva no longer existed. As much as I didn't want to admit it, I'd fallen in love with her. I'd allowed someone in and she hadn't want me. I hadn't been good enough. I never was.” 
Hands down Abbi Glines is the Queen of hot boy, feisty girls, sexy scenes and DRAMA!! While it Lasts upped the ante on all the above! 

 In the 4th book of the Sea Breeze series we are rewarded with getting Cage’s story. In Because of Low we meet him as Low’s best friend who was a grade A player. Cage did what he wanted when he wanted. He used women for pleasure and then discarded them. In While It Lasts we realize that, like all bad boys, under that playboy exterior there is a wonderful interior. 

After being sent to the country in order to save his baseball scholarship Cage has to come to terms with a town where he can’t party and drink and won’t have women thrown around for his pleasure. When his new boss’s daughter belittles him is shocked that his charm doesn’t work on her. Especially because to Cage she is the hottest girl he’s seen. Determined on not letting her upset him, Cage sets about to ignore her but realizes quickly that Eve is not easily ignored. The angry and feisty girl’s personality appeals to everything he is. What he quickly learns is that Eve has a reason to be angry. 

Eve is dealt a really sad life when he fiance, Josh, is taken from her. She is bitter and angry at life in general. So when Cage shows up at her father’s farm she is angry with his presence. A man that doesn’t care about anyone but himself is a pity. So she ignores him and just continues grieving. 

What both don’t expect is for their mutual dislike for each other to stir something more. A desire to help each other heal and be better versions on themselves. While Cage helps Eve move on he finds that she makes him want to be a better person. But Eve is worried about Cage's reputation and everyone that knows him doesn't make her feel any better about him. She can’t let go of her Josh, not when he was the perfect man. 

These two are wonderful people and I could not help but be giddy that they finally ended up together! I can’t wait to read more about them in Sometimes it Lasts, and see what happens with their future. We were also to check in with the former characters and loved seeing a glimpse into their life. 

Don’t miss Cage and Eve's story! Also pick up the previous ones!! 


Feb 2, 2014

~REVIEW~ Odin's Murder by Angel Lawson & Kira Gold

Odin's Murder (Odin's Murder, #1)Synopsis

“Hard time prepared me for many things, but playing research assistant to a flock of nerds wasn’t one of them.”

Ethan Tyrell is out of his element at the College Scholastic Honors Program for exceptional students. But at least he’s out of prison. Keeping his temper and his hands to himself isn’t so easy when an irritating professor demands full participation with a mismatched study group, where he clashes with his roommate’s sister, Memory.

Memory Erikssen is not the kind of girl a boy can forget; she makes sure of that. Quick with both a charcoal pencil and a lipstick, she won’t draw the same line or walk the same path twice, and antagonizing Ethan is a break from the usual academic doldrums.

Ethan and Memory find themselves tangled together by more than their special abilities–and mutual irritation–as members of their team go missing, and they unravel a dangerous mystery that spans centuries of local and distant legends.


Odin's Murder was just what I expected! It was a wonderful read filled with romance, suspense and interesting history. I loved the crow aspect of the story and was enthralled with the facts and myths surrounding them.

The story revolves around Memory and Ethan and their attraction to each other. Ethan is a bad boy who is sent to camp in order to avoid prison. Memory is just at camp to appease her twin brother, Julian. At first they are not receptive of each other but as the story progresses they can't deny what is developing between them.

As they all research the history of the crows, Julian, Memory, Ethan and Amy come to realize that there is a connection between them. For some reason they are all haunted by the animal they are researching. And as one by one they start to disappear it is up to Ethan and Memory to uncover the truth. One that will change their lives forever.

Angel Lawson and Kira Gold weave a wonderful story in Odin's Murder. I enjoyed reading about the crows and seeing how the story progressed. My only complaint was that Memory's character was not one I connected with. When I reached the end of the book there wasn't anything that made her stand out. The rest of the characters I did enjoy.

I would encourage you to pick this up and give it a try!


Feb 1, 2014

~REVIEW~ Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie Brotherhood, #1) Synopsis

He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.

Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once.


OMG! This is one of those stories that I am glad I did not listen to the reviews. I have wanted to read this for a while but was put off by the "multiple POVs" reviews. I am not a fan of a book having more then two POVs so I put this one off. For some reason it just kept calling me back so I took a chance. I am so freaking glad I did!! 

Poughkeepsie blew me away! It was filled with so much love! Love between man and women, love between family, and love between friends. Every character brought a richness and purity to this story that just took my breath away. 

The story centers primarily around Livia and Blake. Blake has watched Livia from his spot on the train platform since the first day he saw her. He has counted every smile she has thrown his way as well as everyone she encountered. But he has stayed in the shadows because no one notices a homeless man.  That is until the day Livia interferes and stops the bullying inflicted on Blake. That day fate intervened. 

What starts off as a friendship between the two quickly turn into so much more. Blake and Livia paths are finally woven together.But all isn't easy in their relationship. Blake comes with a very dark past. A past that has made him afraid of the world. As Livia learns to break his walls she also meets his brothers. 

Beckett and Cole have been the only family Blake knows. Thrown together at a young age they've grown up thick as thieves. But they are complete opposites. Beckett is the protector of them, Cole seeks to save them, and Blake is the gentle soul in the group. The three have a bond that is unbreakable. And when harm comes to Blake and Cole, Beckett will stop at nothing to get his revenge. 

While Poughkeepsie is Blake and Livia's story, it is intertwined with Cole and Beckett's. We see them all find love, and for two a semblance of an HEA. The multiple POVs were done in such a way that did not confuse you or remove you from the story. As I said all of their stories are woven together beautifully.

I can sit here and talk about this story FOREVER! But I encourage you all to pick up a copy! I for one cannot wait to move on to book 2 for Beckett's story!


“I think it was smile two hundred eighty-six that drove me the most crazy. It was the night train. Blake was so sick, feverish. Honestly, I was considering taking him to the hospital. But no. He didn’t want to miss a smile. He wouldn’t even let me drive him. Blake walked the whole way in the pouring rain for number two eighty-six.”
“Safe! All I wanted to do was keep them safe. How do you protect your brothers at eight-fucking-teen? How do you make enough money, get enough respect to do that? I wasn’t smart, Eve. I’m a big, dumb fucking bastard. I couldn’t even get a job as a bagger at the A&P. I wanted to make their lives worth living. That’s what they’d done for me—made my life worth living. They’re my family. I can’t…I just can’t.” Beckett pounded his chest.
“They would’ve been better off without me,” he continued. “Blake would still be homeless, but Cole made his own damn way. But I wanted in. I wanted to belong. I was too fucking selfish to walk away. I should have walked away. But I didn’t and now—” Beckett choked on a deep, angry sob. “Now, they’re paying for it. All my stupid decisions. They’ll die tonight. They’ll both die, and I can’t stop it. I can’t plug it with money. I can’t bring them back from the dead, even if I act tough or kill more people.”  

“Don’t put off happiness you can have today. Tomorrow is a hope, not a promise.”
“I’ll make mistakes. I know I will,” she continued. “I want to be perfect for you. But I’m human. I can only be me. That probably isn’t enough for a soul as beautiful as yours. But if I hurt you by accident, can’t we stay and hold hands until we fix it? Can’t we fix it?”
"I can’t turn back now. My life leads to his. It’s as simple as that.”
"Love is sacred. Hold onto it. I know a lot at my age. Everything else fails you—money, possessions, sex. But love never fails.” 
“Yes. Absolutely. Don’t you know, gorgeous? Mothers are some of the most vicious killers out there, if their kids are threatened. You just have more practice."