Monday, September 30, 2013


Title: Slammed (Slammed #1)

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genre: YA/NA/Romance

Release Date: January 5, 2012

My Rating:

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother.  Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.

 Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor.  Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

 Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt.  Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

~ Goodreads

I love Slammed.  As in, I loved this book so much that I just had to cast aside my studying materials and finish it pronto.  And I was not let down.  I've always been a fan of teacher-students relationships in books (as long as the teacher isn't over 30 and a total creep!), so this was a must read!

Layken is devastated as the sudden death of her father leaves her and her family in shambles.  Layken, her mother, and brother travel the long distance to the foreign state of Michigan for her mother's nursing job and to try to get back up on their feet.  A very attractive 21 year-old named Will lives across the street, along with his younger brother that's the same age as Layken's younger brother, Kel.  Will is perfect; poetic, caring, strong, and handsome.  Seems perfect, huh?  Wrong.

Instant attraction quickly build between Layken and Will, but a secret rocks their worlds.  As they are forced apart, Layken swears to fight the walls building between them.  Will they overcome it, or surrender to the world?

Slammed is so amazingly riveting and passionate and so emotional that it's contagious!  I was sucked in right away; the characters were so lovable that I just wanted to hug them and tell them it'll be alright.

Intense.  So.  Much.  Intensity.  But it was the good type of intensity; the type that makes you want to squeal and jump up and down and up and down.  The type that has you fighting to keep the humongous smile plastered to your lips in check.  In my opinion, Slammed is a carbon copy of Hopeless, but with a different plot twist.  The same emotions were drawn from me, but with less crying.  There was some crying in Slammed!  I have to warn you guys, this one is a heartbreaker.  But all of Hoover's books are emotionally wrecked heartbreakers, so.... read them!

Slammed is a shortie at only 317 pages, so I finished it well under one day.

Although, I'm still not sure if I should categorize it under Young Adult or New Adult, because Layken is still in high school, but it touches some adult subjects.  I'm just going to put it in between YA and NA.

I have to say, I was definitely not a fan of the cover.  I don't want to be too harsh, but it's very... unattractive.  Maybe some color here or there and it would've been so much brighter!  But I do see where they're coming from and how they got the cover.  I just wish there was more to draw the eye to.

Overall, I'm giving Slammed a 5/5, because it surpassed my expectations with it's beautiful poetry and intensely emotional relationships that had me crying not even halfway through the book.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Through the Zombie Glass

Title: Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles #2)

Author: Gena Showalter

Genre: YA/Paranormal Romance/Zombies

Release Date: September 24, 2013

My Rating:

Inspired by the childhood classic Alice in Wonderland, this harrowing and romantic story features teen zombie slayer Alice Bell who has lost so much—family, friends, her home.  After a strange new zombie attack, Alice fears she may be losing her mind as well.  A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do wicked things.  The whispers of the dead assault her ears and mirrors seem to come frighteningly to life.  She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more—including her boyfriend, Cole—than she does now.  But as Cole strangely withdraws and the zombies gain new strength, Ali knows one false step may doom them all.

~ Goodreads

Where do I start?  Through the Zombie Glass had me reeling, sobbing, seething with anger, and dubious with shock.  I'm on the fence with the rating, because I so dearly loved the book, but there were some parts that frustrated me to hell.  So, I just decided on a 4.5 instead of a 5, which I will explain the reason in a moment.

What I Liked:
Z O M B I E S.  Yes, it seems zombies are the new vampires/werewolves.  Of course, Edward will always have a special place in my heart XD  The zombies are hard-core, spirit drinking, flesh consuming, and utterly frightening.  Every time the gang ran into the zombies, my heart started to speed up a notch, what with Showalter's deliciously grotesque descriptions of the monsters.

The overall plot line.  Whenever there's a book with a plot line involving a broken girl, a bad boy, and a seemingly unstoppable obstacle, I'm all over it.  Through the Zombie Glass did the plot justice, and now I'm sadly awaiting the next book to come out in... what, a year?  Or maybe more...

Ali! (And not Cole!)  She's such a strong protagonist!  I loved how she was a bad ass, but also a sweet, caring girl.  She could rock camo pants and a gun and not have to think twice about it.  Although, she did make some choices concerning Cole that I didn't agree with....

The emotional aspect of Through the Zombie Glass.  In my opinion, you can judge a book on how much emotion it makes you feel, and, honey, I was feeling a lot.  Seething anger, sorrow, shock, hate.  All of it.  And mostly because of a certain character.

What I Didn't Like:
C O L E.  I was so not a fan of Cole in this book.  Ugh, I know everyone's been going on about how he redeemed himself in the end, but it just does not cut it!  Those of you who haven't read Through the Zombie Glass are probably wondering what the heck I'm raving about, but when you get to the scene I'm talking about, you will definitely know.  I was so frustrated and angry and I'm still not sure how in the hell Ali forgave him, because I definitely would not.

Ali and Cole's relationship.... has to be one of the most frustrating and overwhelming character romances.  I usually love it when two characters are all over each other and simultaneously trying to break things off, because it shows how much they care for each other, but this was not the case with Ali and Cole.  I wanted... I don't know, structure?  Even ground?  Anything to stop their persistent make out scenes that just seemed to pop out of nowhere.  I guess it would be easier for me if Cole hadn't been such a douche, but he was, so..... so, I guess I'm finishing Through the Zombie Glass with a heavy heart.

Overall, I'm giving Through the Zombie Glass a 4.5/5 because I love Ali's story coupled with Showalter's fabulous writing, but a certain character ruined the book for me.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Title: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between #1)

Author: April Genevieve Tucholke

Genre: YA/Supernatural/Romance

Release Date: August 15, 2013

My Rating:

You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand… 

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town… until River West comes along.  River rents the guest house behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. 

Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past?  Or could he be something more?  Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery... who makes you want to kiss back.

 Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it. 

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.

~ Goodreads

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea has to be one of the most disturbing books I've read in a while (next to Another Little Piece).  Filled to the rim with lyrical lines, Between is a book that I don't see myself forgetting anytime soon.

Violet White lives in a picturesque town that resides next to the sea.  Ginger lemonade, a large mansion, sweet coffee, and two odd companions make up the beginning of her sleepy summer.  That is, until River West strolls into town and rents Violet's guest house.  With his old good looks and smooth walk, River is like a taste of the sun after a year in Alaska.

Strange things start to happen in town, which leads Violet to wonder if River has anything to do with it.  Is River just a smooth-talking city boy... or something more?

Between is such an incredibly weird book.  Excuse me for my use of such a trite word, but that's the main description that comes to mind whenever I think of this book.  Oh, and strange, odd, confusing, etc.

I thought Between was about some young, innocent girl falling in love with the Devil, but I was totally wrong.  The plot is so complex!  I wonder how the author thought of it...

This book is written in such a lovely fashion!  It has the 'I'm poetic and I don't need commas or periods because I'm definitely not going to stop talking' style of writing.  Lately, I've noticed an increase in popularity with this type of writing style.  Although, at times it did feel like a bit too much.  I mean, you can stop for a breath if you'd like.  The whole poetic element mixed with the gore and horror actually worked pretty well.

There is a bit of gore in Between.  Not to the point where you're sprinting to the nearest toilet, but a good amount.  Some of the scenes were very disturbing.  They weren't scary scary like I would have liked, and they were leaning more towards psychological horror than actual horror.  The only book that has really scared me is Ten by Gretchen McNeil.  Between didn't cut it for me in the horror section, but I'm giving it an A+ in abstract horror.

Confusing!  I wasn't sure if Violet was hallucinating half the time because she was already pretty out there as a character, and I was just extremely confused.  Even after finishing the book, I'm only half sure what I think happened actually happened.  Tucholke could have worked on clarifying some parts in Between.

Overall, I'm giving Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea a 4/5 because the writing is lovely, but it left me thoroughly confused.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mine to Tarnish Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Title: Mine to Tarnish (0.5)

Author: Janeal Falor

Genre: YA/Fantasy/Romance

Release Date: December 2, 2013

Link: Goodreads (Mine to Tarnish #0.5)
Goodreads (You Are Mine #1)

Katherine’s place is the same as any woman’s—on the shelf next to the dresses and bolts of cloth.  When she’s sold to a warlock, life grows even bleaker.  Her new owner is as old and rancid as he is cruel, driving her to do the unthinkable: run.

 Nothing prepared her for being on her own.  And she’s definitely unprepared for the warlocks hunting her down.  But she must stay one step ahead because if caught, the best she can hope for is death.

About the Author

Janeal Falor lives in Utah where she’s finally managed to live in the same house for more than five years without moving. In her spare time she reads books like they’re nuts covered in caramel and chocolate, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and enjoys the outdoors. Her husband and three children try to keep up with her overactive imagination. Usually they settle for having dinner on the table, even if she’s still going on about the voices in her head.



~ YA Bound Book Tours

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Book Update!

Hey, guys!

I'm so sorry for being MIA for the last week!  School work and piano and attempting to finish books in one night has just become so chaotic that I haven't really had the chance to blog.  But I had to make a post about this beauty!
My copy of Through the Zombie Glass just came in the mail and I'm so happy it's ridiculous, and I'm going out of my mind not being able to start it right now because I have a totally unfortunately timed Anatomy & Physiology test on Friday... and I'm blabbering.
Look at the cover. 
My gosh, I'm going to devour this book in one sitting.

Have you guys read Through the Zombie Glass yet?  

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Title: Origin (Lux #4)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: YA/Fantasy

Release Date: August 27, 2013

My Rating:

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. 

 After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible.  Katy is gone.  Taken.  Everything becomes about finding her.  Taking out anyone who stands in his way?  Done.  Burning down the whole world to save her?  Gladly.  Exposing his alien race to the world?  With pleasure. 

 All Katy can do is survive. 

 Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt.  After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing.  Who are the real bad guys?  Daedalus?  Mankind?  Or the Luxen? 

 Together, they can face anything. 

 But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?  And will they even be together?

~ Goodreads

F A N T A S T I C.  Origin completely blew me away and surpassed my expectations by a light-year!  Daemon and Katy's story continues with heartache, destruction, love, and much, much more.

Origin starts off with Katy being held captive by Daedalus.  Daemon is simmering with anger, anger that Katy is being tortured, anger that he can't just shoot off and save her (because he would obviously  get captured with such a sucky plan), and anger that he can't protect her from the horror she is going through.  As you have probably guessed (SPOILER ALERT?  I'm not sure if this counts as a spoiler because this was insinuated in the plot, in my opinion), the whole story doesn't take place with Katy being captured, so she somehow escapes the clutches of Daedalus.

Some amazingly sweet events occur in this book that had me blushing and repeatedly squealing awwww! 

Although, I must warn you, fellow Daemon lovers, that this books ends on a horrible, horrible cliff-hanger.  Ugh, don't even get me started on cliff-hangers!  They are disastrous devices created to make us suffer through the incredibly long wait time before the next book is released.

So, so long.....

What I Liked:
D A E M O N.  (Oh, and Katy!  But mostly Daemon.)  Gosh, who doesn't love him?  Charming, affectionate, caring, gorgeous, all pulled together with a dash of ET.  It is a little weird to look back in Obsidian and see how much of a jerk-face he was compared to how he is in Origin.  I also love his randomly awkward jokes that make you want to cover your beet-red face with a hat.  So inappropriate XD

Action!  I normally get bored while reading action scenes, but JLA has this way of drawing you into the fighting and completely hypnotizing you, which is great for me because I don't lose interest.

The surprises that catch you completely off guard and cause you to drop your jaw on the floor.  There are a couple of those in Origin.  I love the spontaneity of it!

The sense of 'Hit the road or die.'  Okay, that might be a little melodramatic, but it completely relates to Origin.  I'm not going to say exactly what urges the sense, but the characters have the whole 'Fight or flight' thing going on, which is very entertaining to read about because it gets the blood pumping!

What I Didn't Like:
There was only one aspect I didn't like about Origin, which is definitely saying something.

Katy sounds very similar to Alex from Half-Blood.  I understand how that would come about because JLA wrote both books, but I feel like there needs to be some significant distinguishing factor that separates Alex from Katy.  If Alex and Katy's personal characteristics were placed side by side, I wouldn't be able to distinguish between the two because they are that similar.

Overall, I'm giving Origin a 5/5 because it was a mesmerizing joy-ride from start to finish.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Dying to Read....

Hey, guys!

I've wanted to do this post for a while, considering I have a ridiculously long list of books I'm dying to read.  I have one of these books sitting on my bookshelf, but for the most part I need to go to B&N and clear the shelves when they're released!
I'm (and I'm sure many of you are also!) dying to read....

1. The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3) - Michelle Hodkin

2. Her Dark Curiosity (The Madman's Daughter #2) - Megan Shepherd

3. Origin (Lux #3) - Jennifer L. Armentrout

I have an amazingly perfect personalized copy!
4. Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles #2) - Kresley Cole

5. Wild Cards (Wild Cards #1) - Simone Elkeles

6. Uninvited (Uninvited #1) - Sophie Jordan

7. Crash into You (Pushing the Limits #3) - Katie McGarry

I can't wait for this book!

8. Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) - Tahereh Mafi


Friday, September 13, 2013

The Fault in Our Stars

Title: The Fault in Our Stars

Author: John Green

Genre: YA/Romance

Release Date: January 10, 2012

My Rating:

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis.  But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

~ Goodreads

I have read so many reviews on The Fault in Our Stars, all saying how much this book made them cry and how deep and insightful it was.
I didn't get any of that.
Sure, this book was incredibly sad and depressing, but that's about it.  In my opinion, it wasn't deep or reflective like I was hoping it would was just terribly sad.

Hazel was a cancer kid up until she was given the opportunity to test a prescription that supposedly would be able to shrink her tumor.  And it worked.
Hazel's mother finally gets her to attend a Cancer Kid Support Group.  There she meets Augustus Waters, a handsome seventeen year-old.  Through their mutual love of a story, they experience something they never expected to find in each other: love.

I don't think Hazel was a very strong protagonist.  I mean, you can put all these obstacles in a character's way, but it doesn't automatically deem them as "strong," and I just didn't really feel that with Hazel.  I also couldn't connect with her, but let me just say that Hazel is a very old sixteen year-old.  I guess the cancer aged her in more ways than one, but she was just too much of an old soul for me.  Since this is my first John Green book, (I'm just guessing here) I have a feeling all of his characters are like Hazel and Augustus - odd and intelligent.  I liked that they were educated and wise main characters, but after a while it became a tad bit annoying.

I'm not into cancer books because it's just another way of saying 'There's a slight chance that someone in this book is going to die.  And you will cry.'
Total turn-off.
But I took a chance on The Fault in Our Stars and was wholly disappointed.  Too much sadness in a little over 300 pages.  Is it too much to ask for a happy ending, John Green?

Hazel and Augustus's obsession with An Imperial Affliction was also extremely annoying.  It's a book, Hazel.  Do not turn it into something it's not!  Ugh, okay I'll stop ranting...

Overall, I'm giving The Fault in Our Stars  a 3/5 because the story made me cry too much and the ending was disastrous.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wait for You

Title: Wait for You (Wait for You #1)

Author: J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Genre: NA/Romance

Release Date: February 26, 2013

My Rating:

Some things are worth waiting for… 

 Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace.  The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself. 

 Some things are worth experiencing… 

 Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her.  She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable.  Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed. 

 Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed.  When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar?  And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her? 

 And some things are worth fighting for…

~ Goodreads

Jennifer L. Armentrout is a writing maniac (in a good way)! It must get tiring writing so many books in such a short amount of time.  I mean, she must have been working on Wait for you, Origin, Apollyon, and White Hot Kiss at the same time!  Wow....

Alright, I just have to get this out because I'm holding it in my hands right now and I just feel so giddy.... my second signed book by JLA!

First Half-Blood and now Wait for You!  It really is wonderful how JLA tries to connect with her readers and has so many opportunities for them to buy and win signed books.  *happy dance*

Now on to the review!

Avery Morgansten started fresh when she moved to West Virginia and enrolled in a local university.  It was her own way of escaping the demons that haunted her in Texas through harassing texts and e-mails.  Not that she could escape them for very long...
But Avery forgets about all that when she meets Cam Hamilton.  Dark and handsome, Cam is a player, known for being the guy every girl wants.  But Avery resists the urge to fall for him, no matter how much her heart debates.
Will Avery let Cam in or will she push him away just like everyone else?

What I Liked:
The writing!  Every one of JLA's books has this sense of deep reflection coupled with light humor that is completely addicting.  Of course, the con of this writing style is that all of her main heroines start to mush together and become the same person.
The chemistry!  Cam and Avery's interactions ooze with chemistry and are oh so romantic!  Why can't every author write kissing scenes like JLA? ;)  They're amazingly sultry and sensual.
The characters.  Avery is a sweet heroine; she's the type of girl people want to be friends with and get to know, which makes it a lot easier for readers to root for her as a character.  I'm just glad she's not a bitchy protagonist... gosh, I've read too many books with those....

What I Didn't Like:
The plot.  Don't get me wrong, I love the whole starting over at college theme, but it's the 'I've been hurt and now I'm damaged' part that gets me.   So, so, so many NA novels use that same theme over and over again and, frankly, I'm a little tired of it.  Uniqueness, people!  Every time I read NA novels, I have to fit in a YA novel because I feel like it's too much of a load of the same old plots.

Huh, that's the only part of the book I didn't like.... figures.

Overall, I'm giving Wait for You a 4/5 because I love JLA's trademark writing style, but it would do the book some good if she threw in more diverse plot lines.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

What's Up Wednesday

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jaime Morrow allowing bloggers to connect with their readers and catch up.  What's Up on your Wednesday?

What I'm Reading:
I'm currently reading Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout and am completely and totally in love with Cam!  Could he be any more attractive?  I think not.  Cam's off the scale of hotness.  I'm hopefully going to finish Wait for You and then start on Bloodlines...or maybe The Fault in Our Stars... still not sure yet.

What I'm Writing:
Nothing at the moment... unless you count class notes as 'writing.'  School work takes up so much of my time.  It's ridiculous.

What Else I've Been Up To:
I've been trying out recipes for different cupcakes, like red velvet, butterscotch, and carrot cake.  Let me tell you guys, the red velvet cupcakes are out of this world!  The cake is moist and fluffly, while the cream cheese icing is smooth and perfectly sweet.  My gosh, I'm already craving one.

What Inspires Me Right Now:
Just kidding, guys.  Reading Othello has made me depressed as hell, so not feeling very inspired right now.
Oh!  I've been receiving a throng of university letters, so that has urged me to get hyped up about college.  I think that counts as inspiration....?  Oh well.  

What's up on your Wednesday?

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden

Title: The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #1)

Author: Jessica Sorensen

Genre: NA/Romance

Release Date: December 13, 2012

My Rating:

There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved. 

 Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her.  After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened.  Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe. 

 For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life.  As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over.  Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him. 

 Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew.  When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her.  But Callie is reserved and closed off.  The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.

~ Goodreads

Okay, so I know everyone has been giving this book five shining stars, but I can't figure out why... the plot is incredibly trite and the characters were less than memorable in my opinion.  I couldn't even finish the entire book!

Callie has a dark secret.  A secret that compelled her to change everything on the outside and struggle to get through every day on the inside.  But she can't tell anyone, because that would cause unspeakable horrors.  When Callie finally moves off to college, she finally takes her first breath of fresh air and freedom.

Kayden has a dark secret.  He attempts to cover them up with long sleeved t-shirts, but no material can cover the internal pain he has every day.  Going off to college allows Kayden an escape from the man who has caused him pain since he was a child.

When Callie saves Kayden, neither of them know what to do.  Callie trembles in fear, while Kayden trembles in pain.  But the last thing they ever expected was an attraction neither of them can deny.  Will they be able to save each other?

I get it, the whole 'I'm damaged on the inside' theme seems pretty popular right now in NA books, but there comes a certain point where it becomes too much.  I swear, I feel like I've read the same book a couple of times, but just with a different title.  No originality.  The characters were one-dimensional and boring.

'Oh, I'm too messed up.  No one understands me...'

My God, sentences like that practically took up the entire book!  So annoying!  Look, I know you're messed up, but don't incessantly wallow in self-pity!  I may be being a little harsh, but seriously.  Get a grip.

Kayden, the love interest, was a complete a**hat in the beginning.  Even towards the end of the book I couldn't stand him!  All he thought about was sex, sex, sex.  I never felt any of his real emotions towards Callie while reading his POV.

Callie, the damaged girl, is an okay main character, but her constant self-pity was pretty aggravating.  I'm not going to say what happened to her because that would be a spoiler, but it is pretty bad.  Although, that doesn't mean she had to let it take over her life.

Are you going to read the second book?

Overall, I'm giving The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden a 2/5 because the plot was overrated and nothing substantial transpired between the two main characters.

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