Thursday, January 19, 2017

Title: Neighbors
Series: Twin Estates #1
Author: Stylo Fantome

Things a good neighbor can do for you: 
1. Give you a cup of sugar 
2. Let you borrow his lawnmower 
3. Water your plants while you're on vacation 
4. Make your eyes roll back in your head with his tongue 

Katya Tocci has never paid much attention to who lives next door - her career always kept her too busy. She's a good girl, working her way to becoming the most sought after cake designer in all of San Francisco. 

But even a good girl's gotta cut loose once in a while, right? So one fake dating profile later, and she's ready to tarnish her squeaky clean image. Little does she know, her fun time is closer to home than she ever imagined. 

Throw in a neighbor who wants to corrupt her, and another who just wants to own her, and her entire world is flipped upside down. 

Who knew neighbors could be so helpful?


This book begins when Katya ends up setting up a dating profile online, but her roommate ends up tampering with it and changes some things. This ends up getting the attention of her neighbor, and someone who really normally wouldn't want anything to do with her. 

But, when he ends up pissing her off, she decides that she will be different this time, and ends up going to his club with him. This moment ends up changing her life! 

As she gets to be friends with this guy and gets closer to him, she also finds a guy from her past that she use to have a crush on. However, this guy is totally different now, and she's not so sure she could ever be anything more than a play thing in his life. But, the heart wants what it wants, and things get even more rough for her when she finds out a lot of the secrets he's been hiding. 

This book ends on a cliffhanger, and it will drive you nuts, but thankfully the next book is out already! 

Other than that this one was a huge surprise for me. I thought it was going to be pretty lame, and kind of boring with no story in it, but I was dead wrong. It has a great story line with really wonderful characters as well. 

I can't wait to read the next one because this one was really good. 
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Title: Stealing Shadows
Series: Special Crimes Unit #1
Author: Kay Hooper

What if you can enter a madman's cruel mind as he plans his vicious crimes?

What if you can see the terrified face of his prey as he moves in for the kill -- but you can't stop his frenzy once he strikes?

Psychic Cassie Neill helps the L.A. police catch killers -- until she makes a terrible mistake and an innocent child dies. Cassie flees to a small North Carolina town, hoping that a quiet life will silence the voices that invade her unwilling mind. But Cassie's abilities know few boundaries. And she's become certain -- as no one else can be -- that a murderer is stalking Ryan's Bluff.

It's his fury that Cassie senses first, then his foul thoughts and perverse excitement. Yet she doesn't know who he is or where he will strike. The sheriff won't even listen to her -- until the first body is found exactly where and how she predicted. Now a suspect herself, she races desperately to unmask the killer in the only way she knows: by entering his twisted mind. Her every step is loaded with fear and uncertainty... because if he senses her within him, he'll trap her there, so deep she'll never find her way out.


My friend-swap partner picked this book for me, so I decided to give it a try. It begins with Cassie running away from things in her past, but it seems the past has caught up with her. 

After moving into a new town, she gets insight about a murder fixing to take place, the problem is that it's not just one person who will be killed, but many. Cassie will do what she can to inform the local sheriff and his best friend Ben. However, that doesn't turn out at all like Cassie thought it would. 

Now, she must use her gifts to help them before it is too late, but there may be something deeper going on than anyone could guess. 

This book was pretty interesting. It had a great plot line, with lots of twists and turns that made it very enjoyable. 

But, I really didn't like Cassie all that much. She really annoyed me most of the book, and I was a little frustrated with how the relationship between herself and Ben progressed. 

Other than that I liked this story, and how it had different point of views, and a little bit more in it than just the main story line. 
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by ShootingStars Reviews 11:28 AM No comments

Monday, January 16, 2017

Title: A Beautiful Idea
Series: Beautiful #1
Author: Emily McKee

* Book #1 in the Beautiful Series *

Isabelle Clark always had ideas, but that’s all they ever were . . . until now.

She grew up in a world filled with poverty and hatred from the person who gave birth to her and had decided she would finally make her ideas a reality.

After moving away to college as a junior she ran into the University of Maryland’s walking one-night stand. Literally.

Ryder Mitchell was every girl’s wet dream all in one muscled, tattooed, pierced, baseball playing package. He thought he had the life: going to school, tattooing people by day, and giving girls the best orgasms of their life by night. 

When he found out that Financial Aid didn’t fully cover Isabelle’s room and board Ryder had an idea: Isabelle should move in with him.

On the outside everybody sees Isabelle as a quiet bookworm and Ryder as a player, both on and off the baseball diamond. They soon learn who the other truly is. 

Either way, they’re about to realize this idea was a beautiful one.


Iz is finally leaving the home with her mother and going to college. When she gets there she doesn't expect to make real friends, and she really doesn't expect to literally run into Ryder, a guy who wouldn't normally take a second glance at her, but someone these two hit it off and become friends. 

Iz is really blind when it comes to how Ryder sees her, and he's not sure at all how to go about what he's feeling other than changing his ways, and showing her. 

As their friendship continues, things get even more complicated between them, but they continue to stay strong even with things messing with them. 

This book was actually a huge surprise. I enjoyed the hero and heroine a whole heck of a lot. 
I really loved how the heroine handled her situation, and the issues with Ryder. I also loved how they became so close first before they ever tried for more. It was really a beautiful romance. 

I also enjoyed the plot line a whole lot too. It was very interesting, and made the book very good! 

Overall, I thought this one was very good, but my favorite was the romance between the hero and heroine! 
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Welcome to the Sunday Post!
 A weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer

 It lets everyone know what happened during our week.. 

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Hey fellow Shooting Stars!

This week went by pretty quickly! 
I can't believe January is half way over already. I feel like the year just started, and already we are almost to the second month. 

Well, I just celebrated my 26th birthday this last week, so that was a bit crazy. I'm not sure I want to get older anymore, but shit happens. 

Anyways, I've been in a NA stage recently, and mainly with the sports romance as well. I've read a few good books about that, and some more not so good ones. 

But, I was really looking forward to the Cowboys game on Sunday, however, that really didn't turn out how I wanted it to either. 

I'm hope this week will bring better things! 

Have a good week everyone! 

Until the Stars Align Again, 
Shooting Stars Reviews. 

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