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Winter Kisses

by Addison Moore
Kindle EditionRead March 1, 2015

Original Release Date: October 26, 2013

Length: 164 pages

Official Description: (3:AM Kisses #2)

Laney Sawyer used to believe in love and all of the trappings that happily ever after could provide until Ryder Capwell crushed her heart. When Laney is auctioned off as a prize at the drama department fundraiser the last person she expects to trade cold hard cash for her company is Ryder.

Ryder Capwell is in love with Laney Sawyer. One year ago she walked out of his life and took the light of his world right along with her. Ryder would do anything to have another chance with Laney, including purchasing her for the evening courtesy of Whitney Briggs University, and he does just that.

One thing leads to whiskey, which leads to a one-night stand. She thinks it’s revenge sex—he thinks its make-up sex. Things can only go wrong from here.

My Take:

This is a little novella. It is confusing really, it starts in the middle of the story, I am not sure if any of Laney’s story is in the first book, the names seem familiar, but it has been a while since I read 3:AM Kisses. What can I say about this book? Have you read Addison Moore’s other books?Have you read any other new adult genre books? Well, this is the same as all of those. I just kept reading and thinking “I’ve read this before right?” The story of Laney and Rider just didn’t seem special, it was too predictable, too mushy love story, but mostly a sex story.  Laney has to deal with a rich boyfriend and the expectations of a white-collar family.  Though Laney is not the classiest of broads herself.  The writing is not the best of Ms Moore’s work, though it seems like she just is turning out formulaic new adult these days. Honestly the whole time I read this book, I felt lost. It is like you are starting in the center of the book instead of the beginning. I have hope that future books will fare better than this little one.

Quote:

“Sometimes you need to say things with actions, you need to show one another that the inherent promises a relationship entails are going to be kept. That when you give your heart away, the person you give it to will protect it at all costs. Every girl dreams of being loved with an unquenchable fire —- and the only person who I’d want that combustible affection from is right here next to me, lighting up the sheets.”

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Burning Through Gravity

by Addison Moore
Kindle EditionRead November 25, 2014

Original Release Date: August 12, 2014

Length: 368 pages

Official Description:

BURNING THROUGH GRAVITY—they soared so high so fast they never expected the fall.

Two beautiful souls.
Two seemingly innocent deceptions.

Once they meet, Stevie and Ford explode into one another in a ball of lust, hotter than a July moon. Ford is assertive, dominate and in control, that is until Stevie brings him to his knees. He thinks she’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever met both inside and out. Stevie thinks he’s sweet, and sort of goofy—of course it doesn’t hurt that he drips sex like honey.

Stevie is starting to fall hard for Ford.
And Ford is all in with Stevie.
She wonders if he could ever forgive her for what she’s about to do.
She wonders if she wants him to.

They say love conquers all.
But love never met two liars like Stevie and Ford.

His lie cost her a few sleepless nights.
Her lie will cost him everything.

My Take:

Addison Moore, you are my guilty pleasure. It seems I will read anything you put out. Some stuff I like much better than others. This one was interesting. It  starts out very emotional, very sad, but death of a family member is difficult no matter what. Then we move to adult hood with Stevie who seems to be on a crash course to oblivion. Until of course she finds Ford who saves her, because a woman needs a man to save her from herself, and of course a man needs a woman to save them from themselves. Pretty much Stevie and Ford save each other in some way, they just don’t know it. They are too preoccupied with lies and deception that they can’t focus on what matters. Honestly the side characters in this story seem more like high schoolers than nearly out of college professionals who are interning at a prestigious business. There are absolutely beautiful parts of this story. Mostly it’s about jumping in to bed with attractive people, but the story does have some great tender moments. There are so many off the wall things going on in the story, that just break down the fourth wall and you want to yell at the writer, “You have got to be f-ing kidding me!” I understand there should be drama, but things go absurd in a flash. The tender moments save it. There are moments of greatness in this story, moments were Addison really shines. A lot of the story though feels forced, overly contrived and predictable, but I still enjoyed it.

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Beautiful Oblivion

by Addison Moore
Kindle EditionRead October 6, 2014

Original Release Date: October 20, 2013

Length: 320 pages

Official Description:

Some people just don’t belong together, or at least that’s what the world would have them believe.

It was supposed to be just for the summer…

Reese Westfield comes from a world of old money, country clubs, cotillions, and expensive cars. She’s tired of dating Warren McCarthy just to make her father happy. Reese has long since had her eye on someone else, and this summer she’s determined to make it happen.

Growing up in Lake Loveless there has always been a strict monetary divide—there was the rest of the Lake and then there were the Waterman’s. Ace Waterman has worked for everything he has, and he doesn’t have a lot. He breaks his back doing grunt work while putting himself through college. He’s used to life passing him by.

Reese has loved Ace from afar for as long as she can remember. The summer of her freshman year she comes home with plans to land Ace in her bed at least for a few short weeks, and, if she’s lucky, forever.

Ace has loved Reese for as long as he can remember, but their friendship has never graduated beyond platonic, so when Reese comes home from her first year away and proposes the two of them have a summer fling, Ace is quick to comply. The rules: no strings, no expectations, just something hotter than the sun to set the sheets on fire.

But when their worlds collide, and neither of them is willing to admit to having true feelings, it becomes clear to Ace he’s nothing more than a dirty little secret—that the summer fling was just something meaningless to pass the time.

Reese wonders if she can ever stop trying to please her father, and it’s only through her mother’s letters that she finds the answers she truly seeks, but will they be the ones she wants to hear?

As summer draws to a close, Ace and Reese are still very much enraptured even though the time has come to douse the flame and move on—but neither one of them is prepared to leave this BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION.

My Take:

Alright you all know that I’m a sucker for Ms Moore. Her new adult books haven’t impressed me as much as the early Celestra novels did. However, I just can’t seem to help myself. Beautiful Oblivion has a cute, typical, new adult premise. We have Reese who is home for the summer from college and Ace who never really left. They were childhood ‘friends’ who were always enamored with one another, but never had the courage to speak up. Actually Reese was best friends with Ace’s sister, until one day she just stopped being Reese’s friend. Ace and Reese enter an agreement for a summer fling, both come with baggage and secrets.

So the conundrum. Reese is in a ‘relationship’ with Warren. Reese does not acknowledge this relationship but she still goes on dates with him. Has a picture of the two of them in a heart-shaped frame in her bedroom. Reese’s dad really wants this relationship to work because they are business partners. Or that’s how it seems at least. Warren is a first class, ivy league, jerk, but Reese is stringing him a long. She keeps saying she blew him off, but at the end of the day everyone sees each those two as a couple, including Warren. Ace is caring, but is known to be a womanizer. Reese is the typical virgin who is looking for her childhood crush to deflower her. Everything reads as a little saccharine, and parts of the story are really sweet and wonderful, and everything works out really well. Then we get to the drama part and it just leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth, in an over the top, “I can’t believe you’re going there”, kind of way.

I can’t say the book is that bad, I read it in one sitting. It is just very formulaic, typical, a story I’ve read before with different character names and slightly different situations.

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Celestra Forever After


by Addison Moore
Kindle EditionRead May 18, 2014

Original Release Date: March 29, 2014

Length: 510 pages

Official Description:

18 year-old Skyla Messenger has it all. She’s the overseer of all 5 angelic factions, a freshman at Host University, and she has the boy of her dreams by her side. 

When a horrible truth is discovered, it changes the landscape of everything she thought she knew. Skyla enters into a covenant with wickedness that has the potential to alter the destiny of both the Nephilim and humankind forever. 

Nothing is as it seems. 

Just when she thought it was over, 
she discovers 
it hasn’t even begun. 

My Take:

I have enjoyed reading Addison Moore’s work (just see all the books below), but I think the magic is dying down. Granted this book has garnered tons and tons of 5 star reviews from die hard fans. So, I expected so much more.

First let’s say the Amazon page and Goodreads page states you don’t have to read the Celestra series to enjoy this…I call BS. You would be confused as all get up if you never read the Celestra series, also you should read the Countenance trilogy as well. I’ve only read the first one, but this book seems to be a continuation of both series.

Each chapter of has 3 parts each part being a different POV. It always goes in the same order: Skyla, Gage, Logan. It gives a nice change of perspective because I think Skyla gets more vapid as time goes on, extremely clueless, always jumping to the exact wrong conclusion. This entire book is just like the Celestra series, except foul language and more explicit sex scenes. This book was pretty much an excuse to continue on the series, but call it new and but a New Adult tag on it. Honestly I was hoping this book would be about how Gage gets the girl and they live happily ever after. It is … kind of, of course we have to find ways to vilify all of Skyla’s love interests. Really Paragon seems like a huge island of STDs, geesh all the sleeping around of the minor characters is gross and not endearing.

The characters we see are of course Skyla, Gage, Logan (though very limited), Marshall (also very limited), Demetri, Wes, Laken, Cooper and well…everyone else from both series. These are just the characters in the forefront. We see Skyla take on her position as Overseer. We also see Gage and Skyla head off to college, which is kind of in the back ground of this series. Everyone is at Host, well, not everyone, people don’t really all that ambitious. Emma, hates Skyla, I mean HATES her, but Gage swears she doesn’t. There are secrets all around in this book, per usual and Chloe rears her ugly head to lure Skyla into a trap.

So, what do I really think of the book? It’s ok, it was hard to get through though, I mean I kept having to put it down. Which I hate doing, I hate taking forever to read a book, especially a series that I’ve invested so much in. I had to sit down today and say to myself, “You will finish, you will get through it!” and 80% of the way through I finally got into it.

Now you might be just like all the fans out there and think this is the best thing ever, but really this series is grasping at straws, jumping the shark, breathing thin air. Love the writer, but it’s not what it once was.

Favorite Quote:

Our love set the world on fire. Unapologetically we watch it burn. This is the genesis of who we are. This is the twisted beginning.

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Someone Like You

by Addison Moore
Kindle EditionRead April 18, 2014

Original Release Date: January 28, 2014

Length: 331 pages

Official Description: (This is book 2 of the Someone to Love series)

A sexy, romantic read from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Someone to Love. When coed Ally Monroe literally falls into the arms of a tattooed bad-boy one summer night, she can’t seem to let go. Morgan Jordan is everything Ally doesn’t want—he’s a playboy from a blue collar background, and Ally’s looking for upper-class stability. Though their relationship starts off as a one-night stand, once Ally learns Morgan is her best friend’s brother, there’s no escaping him . . . or the growing fire between them. As Ally and Morgan become closer, they confront bitter enemies, his sister’s disapproval, and paths pulling them in different directions at summer’s end. The second book in the bestselling Someone to Love series proves that in love and passion, sometimes two wrongs do make a right.

My Take:

It has been a while since I read the first book in the series, my brain was hunting through so many similar stories to find the series this book belonged to. I vaguely remembered it, and some of the characters were a bit difficult for me to tie together. Mostly this book is a cookie cutter so very many new adult books out there. I love Ms. Moore, but these type of books are a dime a dozen. Honestly I wasn’t a big fan of Ally and Morgan, neither of them just grabbed at me. I like how Morgan handled Blaire, but they just didn’t click with me. The story was ok, it was a bit loose in plot though. I don’t buy Morgan as a pre-law student, I don’t buy that a school would up a give a full scholarship to some guy a week before school starts and that the other school would relinquish a player that is supposed to be awesome, as easily as they do. I LOVE Ms. Moore, I will not stop reading her books but this one just was middle of the line for me. Some entertaining aspects but mostly….blah.

Quote:

“Sometimes when we fall, destiny makes sure the right person is there to catch us.”


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