Tag Archives: Christina Lauren

{Meme} Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors

The below authors are those that I have brought all or most of their books. Whether I have read them or not yet is another thing all together.

1. Anne Bishop

2. Pepper Winters

3. Sylvia Day

4. Christina Lauren

5. Cassandra Clare

6. Jodi Ellen Malpas

7. Colleen Hoover

8. Samantha Young

9. Kresley Cole

10. Alice Clayton

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{Meme} Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015

Can’t believe we are already half way through the year. I still have some books from the first half of the year that I want to read. But here is what I am most looking forward to for the rest of the year.

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1. King by T.M. Frazier

2. Ruin & Rule (Pure Corruption MC #1) by Pepper Winters

3. Professor Cline: Redeemed (The Professor #2) by J.M. La Rocca

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4. Something Beautiful by Jamie McGuire

5. Rule (Corruption #3) by CD Reiss

6. Dark Wild Night (Wild Season #3) by Christina Lauren

7. Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark #12) by Kresley Cole

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8. Nuts (The Hudson Valley #1) by Alice Clayton

9. November 9 by Colleen Hoover

10. Fourth Debt (Indebted #5) and Final Debt (Indebted #6) by Pepper Winters
I may have cheated with this one, but I’m waiting for the series to end so I can finish it in one go.

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{Meme} Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

I don’t know where 2014 went, but for some reason I just never got around to reading the below books. Maybe this year I will get there

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1) Reasonable Doubt by Whitney Gracia Williams

2) Hansel by Ella James

3) Gypsy Brothers series by Lil St Germain

4) Captivated by You by Sylvia Day

5) Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

6) One Night Denied by Jodi Ellen Malpas

7) Bad Romeo by Liesa Rayven

8) Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

9) A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

10) Dylan and Austin by S.L. Scott
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{Meme} Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

1) Beautiful Bastard Series by Christina Lauren
I loved every minute of these series and I have only read each book once. Totally need to go back and revisit the characters

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2) Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day
So the next book in the series is coming out soon and I might need to reread so I can remember what is going on again. It has been to long between books.
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3) Firebird by Sophie Masson
I usually reread this every year without fail. But every time I go to the library somebody already has it. Maybe next time…

4) Written in Red by Anne Bishop
Just so I can discover why I love this series all over again.
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5) Beauty by Robin McKinley
My favourite retelling of beauty and the beast so far
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6) Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Another favourite fairy tale retelling
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7) Mad about the boy by Maggie Alderson
I first read this in high school and totally fell in love with it. I haven’t read this is so long.

8) Boy meet girl by Meg Cabot
This was the first Meg Cabot book I ever read and I only started reading it because the story is told my emails, IMs, phone conversations and not much actually story telling. Yet it is really well done.
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9) Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
Just because I haven’t read these in what seems so long. Plus I saw them in the book store the other day with new covers.

10) The Black Jewels Trilogy
I have reread them may times, but I haven’t for a little while so I’m in the mood to read them again.
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Plus so many more books, but I must stick with one 10.

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{Meme} Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read

This week top 10 Tuesday is a very interesting topic indeed. It can be taken in so many different way. Therefore I am going to list 10 books and the reason of each one. They maybe different, but they were still all ‘hard’ for me one way or another.

1) Fifty Shades Darker by EL James
This took me like forever to finish. It just didn’t keep me interested enough to keep reading it. I always found something else instead.

2) Deviant by Callie Hart
This was the very first dark romance book that I read. It was totally left of field for me, yet strangely enough this genre has grown on me. I have read a few dark romances now. But this one will always be my eye opener to me.

3) Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
This may be a strange choice for some people, but when I saw this I was scared to read it. I loved Beautiful Disaster and was worried that it would be ruined by Travis’s side of the story. Boy I couldn’t be wrong. This turned out to be a five star read for me and added to much more depth to the first book. Combined they are epic goodness.

4) Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
Where to start. This is a fan-fiction released in stages on the internet by two author friends. That alone made to unsure if I should read it, plus some of the reviews were terrible. So I read it, in one sitting. Man it was soooooooo good. So ya, I loved it and have read and own the whole series to date.

5) The Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop
This may come as a surprise because I absolutely love this series. However the first time I read it I was so confused and found it hard to follow in some parts. Yet now I try not to pick them up because I know that nothing else in the real world will matter til I have finished them. Who cares if I’ve already read them a dozen times, I don’t!

6) Of Mice and Men by
I know it’s a classic, but still. Nope I just couldn’t get into it.

7) L4yer Cake by J. J. Connolly
At the time of reading this it was totally left of field for me. I don’t read many crime novels, so it was a bit of a shock. It still don’t know why I read, maybe cause there was movie based on the book. That is the only reason I can think of. But I couldn’t get over the swearing. Every second word seemed to be ‘fuck’. It doesn’t bother me now, but before it did.

8) Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
No James Bond is not a hard book to read, in fact it was pretty easy really. It were was the mind set in getting in the mood to start reading these book. I love the movies so much, that I was afraid that the book would ruin it for me. And has it? Nope not at all. Well at least for a first one anyways.

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{Meme} Top 10 Books That Have Stayed With Me In Some Way

Since I have been nominated to do this list a few times on Facebook, I thought I would make it this weeks Top 10 Tuesday post instead.

The rules are don’t take longer than 10 mins and don’t think too hard. They do not have to be the ‘right’ books, just ones that impacted you somehow, then tag a friend to play!

Some my list is below:

The firebird by Sophie Masson
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Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
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The house of Comarre series by Kristen Painter
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Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day
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Beautiful Bastard series by Christina Lauren
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The Stark Trilogy by J. Kenner
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Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
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A Bun for Barney (Childhood book)
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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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The black jewels trilogy by Anne Bishop (or anything she writes really)
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My list can also be found here among many others.

{Meme} Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read

1. The Fault in out Stars by John Green
(see last weeks list about why I still haven’t read it)

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2. Other books by Sylvia Day
Loved the crossfire series and am scared to start something else of hers

3. Knight series by Kitty French

4. The hobbit
Only because I like the movies. Same could be said for the Lord of the Rings too

5. Outlander
Just getting into the TV show and the book looks way to long for me. So maybe I’ll just stick to the TV show for now

6. Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen by Garth Nix

7. Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
Have read their Beautiful Bastard series, but I’m still getting around to this one

8. The house of Night series

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9.  Out of Reach by Missy Johnson

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10. The Fixed Trilogy by Laurelin Paige

 

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{Meme} Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

Now this week Top Ten Tuesday should be pretty easy.  Well I thought so til I got side tracked by how many books I actually own. I have quite a few it would seem. I have been data basing my books for a while now because it was annoying me when I was buying doubles of things. I have also decided to count my eBooks in this list and not just my traditional paperbacks.

 

1) Ian Fleming (14 books)

Known for the original James Bond series

2) Anthony Horowitz (14 books)

known for the Alex Rider and Power of Five series

3) Sylvia Day (13 books)

known for the crossfire series

 

4) Kresley Cole (13 books)

known for the immortals after dark series

 

5) P.C. and Kristin Cast (11 books)

known for the house of night series

 

6) Anne Bishop (9 books)

known for the black jewels series

 

7) Cassandra Clare (8 books)

known for the mortal instruments series

 

8) Christina Lauren (7 book)

known for the beautiful bastard series

 

9) Lauren Blakely (7 books)

known for the seductive nights series

 

10) L. J. Smith (7 books)

known for the vampires diaries series

 

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{Meme} Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR list

As it is not summer here where I am, I will be skipping this weeks top ten Tuesday list.

However over the winter months I would possibly like to finishing reading the following books:

  1. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover (Review)
  2. Beautiful Disaster by Francette Phal
  3. Out of Reach by Missy Johnson
  4. The Billionaire Banker by Georgia Le Carre
  5. Reasonable Doubt vol 1 by Whitney Gracia Williams
  6. Eyes Wide Open by Raine Miller
  7. Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
  8. The Professional by Kresley Cole
  9. Fate by Nikki Sex
  10. Fueled by K. Bromberg

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{Review} Beautiful Beginning (Beautiful Bastard #3.5)

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Beautiful Beginning by Christina Lauren
Beautiful Bastard #3.5
Read December 2013
4 stars

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Synopsis:

One beautiful bastard of a groom. The most beautiful bitch of a bride. A panty-ripping office hook-up turned true love everlasting.

Wedding bells can’t chime soon enough for Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan. Chloe, exasperated and stressed by all the last-minute to-dos, is on the verge of saying & I do, to eloping. For his part, Bennett’s so worried about being distracted by Chloe’s body that he makes a no-sex-until-the-wedding-night rule that only seems to be making things worse by continually backfiring on him. As their crazy families descend for the big day- only a few of them actually trying to be helpful- the fiery lovers are about to test whether the couple that argues together can keep it together long enough to exchange rings, and not just heated words.

Series Reading Order:
Standalone series with interconnecting characters

#1 Beautiful Bastard ~ my review
#1.5 Beautiful Bitch ~ my review
#2 Beautiful Stranger ~ my review
#2.5 Beautiful Bombshell ~ my review
#3 Beautiful Player ~ my review
#3.5 Beautiful Beginning

Review:

The beautiful bastard is finally getting married and everyone wants in on the action. It has been an incredible journey following the love story of Bennett Ryan and Chole Mills.
Drama assured with the wedding of the year. A perfect finish to the Beautiful Bastard series.