Book Review: The Randy Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn

The Randy Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn
Series: Standalone
Publication Date: April 12th 2016 by Hot-Lanta Publishing, LLC
Language: English
Print Length: 334 pages
Genres:  Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
Target Reader: New Adult

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It finally happened, I lost my virginity. Cue applause and cheers.

For a while life was all rainbows and kittens prancing in a sky full of cotton candy clouds…that was until the demands of the real world set in.

My best friend is getting married and she asked me to be her maid of honor. She’s not worried about flowers, or the dress, or the food at the venue. No, she’s worried about the bachelorette party, what kind of penis crown she will wear, and the nipple size of the stripper who will be attending.

I’m in way over my head trying to balance life with a boyfriend, planning a penis party, and writing my romance novel. Something is bound to give.

This is my life after my happily ever after…

*** Warning: The Randy Romance Novelist is over the top, ridiculous, and is meant to make you burst out in laughter. Question the sanity of this author, and welcome over-dramatized comedy into your life. Please proceed if you would like to read about absurd tomfoolery type events, be exposed to the book world and other authors, as well as see that even in the midst of a comical combustion of nonsensical craziness (and naïve characters) love will always prevail. ***


REVIEW BY ELLE

** Minor Opinion Alert **

In the previous book, Rosie was a virgin who is living with her two best friends. Henry is one of them and he hide his feeling from Rosie. And Rose is just too superficial that didn’t pick up the signal. Lack of experience and seeing how man-whore Henry is the reason she didn’t take Henry for serious. In the end, they managed to talk their feelings out and pronounce in love with each other.

Ugh sorry for the stars. This is really hard for me but I can’t lie about it, eh. I was really looking forward for the continuation but sadly it didn’t work for me. Too many complication that didn’t match my expectation. So here’s my rants:

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Told from dual POV from Rosie and Henry, this should be interesting. Now, Rosie and Henry are living together and they have a lot of sex. From virgin to randy <- based on the title. I didn’t protest about how much they’re having sex experiment. It was still entertaining. What is lacked from them is chemistry. Sex is fun, but without connection it feels so blahhh.

but I wasn’t lying when I said Henry had a fantastic appendage.
Girth. Check!
Length. Check!
Hair. None!
Balls. Wrinkly and weird, but let’s be honest, they’re coin purses full of milky babies. Can’t really go right with those things.
Everything about Henry’s “junk” appealed to me.
“Are you reading or staring at my penis?”

They didn’t have enough bonding time. They’re so busy with their jobs and in the night, there is the sex. Henry was too ecstatic with his upcoming promotion and Rosie, oh well she’s busy with the cat she didn’t want. I though this story would be more focus on Rosie’s work as a novelist, instead I follow Henry’s work. I only get the vision of Rosie when she fight the cat or want to have sex. That’s all.

As a person, Rosie was too ‘nice’ and couldn’t say no. I know she’s having reluctance about the cat and Delaney’s (Her BFF) bachelor party but she’s just accept it all. Rosie didn’t have enough her own time and space. She’s so busy with useless stuff and forget herself. Rosie becomes unattractive for me. She’s become another person and I was missing her old-self. The quirky and fun. Not this miss-i-can-do-it-all. The worst is her words isn’t funny; more crude. She’s having bad temperament and keep ranting about sex and her vagina. Woman, go to doctor! I’m so done with her.

Another problem is Henry. He supposed to be honest with her. This is the first time they’re together as a lovers but they really have BAD COMMUNICATION. Henry becomes too soft around Rosie. He wish to be the best first boyfriend for her will backfire anytime. This woman needs firm control and she’s about to lose it. She needs attention because she’s not a pet when you could feed and leave. Why you have to stress yourself and didn’t share with your partner? Well, in this case his partner is kinda a wrecking ball. Not reliable at all.

I’m not bitter but this is a honesty from my view. I didn’t like the jokes or maybe I couldn’t understand. But she’s impolite and rude, sometimes. Again I didn’t really know much about pregnant woman and their hormones but in Rosie’s case it was really scary. Their jokes are really out of control or my comfort zone. Also the incident in the office part, that was really embarrassing in many levels. In the end, I didn’t enjoy this as much as the previous. So frustrating to deal with this immature couple.

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OVERALL RATING

2stars

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Book Review: The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn

The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn
Series: Standalone
Publication Date: April 2nd 2015 by Hot-Lanta Publishing, LLC
Language: English
Print Length: 314 pages
Genres:  Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
Target Reader: New Adult

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**WARNING: THE VIRGIN ROMANCE NOVELIST IS A STANDALONE ROMANTIC COMEDY THAT WILL CAUSE YOU TO LAUGH LIKE A HYENA IN PUBLIC. READ IN THE CONFINES OF YOUR OWN HOME. IF YOU ARE ADDICTED TO CLIFFHANGERS, GETTING YOUR HEART RIPPED OUT OF YOUR CHEST AND FEELING LIKE A BULLDOZER JUST PLOWED THROUGH YOUR STOMACH, THEN THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR YOU. IF YOU LIKE PEEING YOUR PANTS AND CRYING FROM LAUGHING SO HARD, THEN PLEASE CONTINUE READING.***

Her bosom heaved at an alarming rate as his rough hand found its way down to her soft, yet wiry briar patch…

Can you say briar patch in a romance novel? What about meat sword? That’s what it is…a meat sword, right, all meaty and sword like, slaying through the inner dungeons of a woman’s dark desires. What about breasts? Do bosoms really heave?

God, I have no idea what happens when private parts touch.

I’m a virgin trying to write a romance novel and can’t seem to write past a sex scene thanks to my lack of experience.

My two best friends encourage me to drop the pen for a while and gain some real life practice through multiple dating facets such as blind dates, online profiles, and random hookups.

But losing my virginity is proving to be tougher than expected…


REVIEW BY ELLE

Love isn’t easy and love isn’t kind; love is something you sacrifice everything for in the hopes that maybe, just maybe, there is a person in this world who will accept you for who you are.

After some depressing book, I need a happy read! My first read from Meghan Quinn and I was hooked. The Virgin Romance Novelist has really great and sarcastic humor that right up in my alley. The first page really made me LOL in the middle of the night. Like… R u kidding me? :))

Writing a romance novel shouldn’t be that hard, right? But for Rosie, it is. The thing is Rosie still a virgin and inexperienced with love. Her best friends, Delaney and Henry really support her. Not only in writing romance also lose her virginity. It’s not an easy road for Rosie who came from sheltered family and has insecurity with herself. With her friend’s help, everything seems possible.

Rosie oh Rosie… how innocent are u? OMG this girl is so hilarious, kinda awkward and ancient. Wait.. ancient? Yeah, just look at her writing! I would never ever do that even I’m a virgin. But that’s what makes Rosie is different. She could be slow-witted. And her curses… Oh lawd! Gurlll, you have lousy mouth. Rosie definitely a very rare woman.

Her road to lose virginity isn’t easy. But surprising for me with how many men came into her very quickly. I mean, she could have a date or two in a week. It was really weird to see her life before. Maybe Rosie has some hidden pheromone? But lesson learned in here. Ms. Quinn show us that men comes with all type and weirdness. In this case, Rosie has very unlucky encounter with this men. Of course, Rosie’s doesn’t search for the ONE but she could be really blind. And me either.

I found the most hilarious man she ever met! Laugh so hard :))) Also the perfect gif. Bwahaha… #SorryNotSorry

Holy crap! I wanted to say Yes, Sir, Mr. Grey, Sir and then bat my lashes like Anastasia, but decided to not role play, since I was pretty sure he wouldn’t like it.

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Even there are so much date in Rosie’s new life, Henry is the only one she couldn’t see straight. Yeah, she liked him. A lot since college but she keep him in friend-zone. I admit I didn’t catch the signal from Henry either. He’s such a man-whore, no wonder Rosie never realize he attracted to her. Well, both of them are kinda silly. They’re supposed to be mature enough for this shit. But, no. Henry was kinda an asshole with his jealousy; spatting bitter words towards Rosie. What a friend you are!! Man up dude!! Anyway, Rosie is Rosie. The dull and virgin woman who never experienced love has to faced Henry’s mixed signals.

Ugh, I was that girl. That girl who couldn’t make up her damn mind. That girl in a novel that I wanted to shake uncontrollably, slap some sense into her.

Overall, The Virgin Romance Novelist definitely an entertaining read. I enjoyed Rosie’s road to lose her virginity. She’s amused me with her notes. She write almost everything in her sex diary. Friends-to-lovers isn’t really my fave but Rosie’s journey is hard to be missed.

“Welcome to the world of love, Rosie. It sucks, it’s nauseating at times, and nerve racking, but the reward is so worth it when you have someone by your side supporting you, loving you, and being your life support. There’s nothing like it.”

OVERALL RATING

3.5stars

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Book Review: Hard by Eve Jagger

Hard by Eve Jagger
Series: Sexy Bastard #1
Publication Date: April 30th 2015 by Self-published
Language: English
Print Length: 300 pages
Genres:  Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

Ebook: Amazon US

Strong. Arrogant. Hard.
Ryder Cole is the King of Atlanta’s nightlife — and the one man who can erase my past.

I’m running from secrets that could destroy me and there’s no room in my life for someone like him: too damn cocky, and sexy as hell. I should keep my distance, but smart goes out the window the minute he looks my way. And when he puts his hands on me … A girl could forget her own name.

But what happens when the past catches up with me, and all the things I’m hiding from tear our lives apart again? I can’t keep running forever, and Ryder always wins.

He’s not the kind of guy to let me go gently, Ryder will give it to me Hard.


REVIEW BY ALEXA

Setelah membaca beberapa buku dari novel ini, sedikit banyak aku paham style Eve Jagger. Dia suka membuat kombinasi menarik dari para karakter heronya. Di seri ini dia menceritakan 5 cowok bersahabat, dengan gen sempurna dari berbagai latar belakang profesi, yang memulai bisnis hiburan dunia malam di Atlanta.

Aku membaca seri ini dari urutan reading order yang keliru. Karena awalnya aku mengenal seri ini dari buku ke-2nya, Cash seorang super bartender yang jenius dan langsung membuatku jatuh cinta. Buku pertama ini menceritakan tentang Ryder seorang mantan petarung MMA di club fight dan sekaligus ownernya, juga uh seorang agen taruhan. Sisi fighter Ryder yang badass sangat menarik dipadukan dengan sisi businessman dia yang handal. Ryder memberiku sesuatu yang tidak kutemukan dalam romance billioner yang biasa, naluri bertahan hidup seorang petarung.

Awalnya aku menyukai Cassie sebesar aku menyukai Savy di buku 2. Dia punya penampilan hebat tapi juga otak cerdas (dia ahli akuntansi), dan mulut yang smart. Aku menyukai tensi mereka terbangun dari pertemuan pertama. Banter percakapan mereka juga smart, seksi dan fun. Aku menikmati perkembangan hubungan mereka sampai bom konflik dijatuhkan dan simpatiku pada Cassie lenyap. Kecenderungannya untuk selalu berbohong juga tidak menolong untuk membuatku keep on track pada romance mereka.

Ini adalah buku debut yang super seksi dengan karakter yang agak terlalu sempurna tapi hotter than Sun. Selain konfliknya yang singkat dan penyelesaianya yang super simpe, aku menyukai banyak aspek dari novel ini.

OVERALL RATING

3stars

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Book Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Series: Standalone
Publication Date: August 5th 2014 by Atria Books
Language: English
Print Length: 324 pages
Genres:  Contemporary Romance
Target Reader: New Adult

Ebook: Amazon USB&NKobo • iBooks
Paperback: Amazon USBook Depository • Periplus

#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with a new heart-wrenching love story.

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly


REVIEW BY DAISY

Ugly Love adalah sebuah novel dengan cerita yang sederhana sehingga tidak banyak perbedaan dengan novel-novel romance yang sering kita baca. Colleen Hoover berhasil merubah cerita yang biasa saja menjadi salah satu cerita yang tidak biasa. Alur dan sudut pandang yang digunakan oleh Colleen membuat suatu permasalahan sederhana menjadi sebuah teka teki yang harus pembaca ungkapkan dan menimbulkan rasa penasaran sehingga pembaca tak akan pernah puas sebelum mencapai halaman terakhir dari novel ini.

Ugly Love mengambil dua alur cerita dan dua sudut pandang yang berbeda. Pertama diambil dari sudut pandang Tate pada masa sekarang dan kedua sudut pandang Miles dengan alur mundur menceritakan mengenai masa lalu Miles yang membuatnya menjadi pribadi yang tertutup seperti sekarang.

Aku adalah salah satu pembaca yang sangat tidak sabaran jika novel terlalu banyak narasi tapi tidak dengan buku ini, Colleen membuat pembaca tidak akan pernah rela untuk melewati satu katapun, karena setiap kalimat yang ditulis Colleen selalu penuh makna yang akan menyentuh hati pembaca. Aku sangat menyukai tulisan Colleen tapi aku sangat membenci karakter yang diciptakan olehnya disini.

Miles seorang pria yang miskin dengan ekspresi yang kebanyakan \dibenci wanita tapi sekaligus membuat penasaran. Dengan kepribadian yang tertutup, sangat mengintimidasi, misterius dan tidak bisa ditebak membuat Tate sangat ingin mengenal Miles lebih dalam. Seorang pria bertanggungjawab yang akan mempertahankan apapun yang dicintainya tanpa ragu, dan aku sangat mencintai sisi Miles yg ini. Tapiii… Aarrrggghhh… I also hate him so much, dimana dia memanfaatkan Tate, mendekati Tate buat nyenengin sang “naga” padahal dia msih sangat terikat dengan masa lalunya. Dan aku juga kesel sekali dengan Tate yang sangat bodoh.

Aku paling tidak suka dengan kalimat ini: “But it’s hard to feel bad for her, because as much as she’s hurting, she doesn’t know pain. She doesn’t know it like I know it. I keep pain alive. I keep it in business. I keep it thriving with as much as I experience it”. Kelihatan cengeng banget untuk ukuran seorang cowok. Seolah-olah dia orang paling menderita sedunia. Tapi memang bagaimanapun setiap orang memiliki kelemahan.

Kemudian saat dia sadar bahwa kehilangan bukan berarti dia tidak boleh memiliki lagi dan berusaha untuk menebus semua kesalahannya pada Tate itu membuat aku langsung bernapas lega sekaligus kesal setengah mati, kemana aje bapaaaakkkk?? Lama bangettt sadarnya. Kenapa baru sadar setelah begitu menyakiti Tate. Trs Colleen menjawab “kalau tidak begitu, ga dramatis ceritanya” Oke deh…

Walaupun cerita ini terlalu klise dan biasa saja tapi aku suka dengan cara colleen membuat cerita menjadi menarik dan benar-benar membuatku menguras air mata. Mmbuat pembaca berpikir ttg banyak hal, bahwa kdg rasa manis akan lebih terasa berarti setelah kita merasakan pahit. Jangan lupa untuk menonton filmnya di tahun 2016 (kalau tidak ada perubahan jadwal) 😀

“God gives us the ugliness so we don’t take the beautiful things in life for granted”

OVERALL RATING

3.5stars

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Book Review: The Sex Surrogate by Jessica Gadziala

*** WARNING! This book is for ADULTS only or may be unsuitable for people under 21 years of age due to sexual content, graphic violence, and/or mature themes. Reader discretion is highly advised. If you are easily offended, then this book is not for you and please do not continue. ***


The Sex Surrogate by Jessica Gadziala

Series: Standalone
Published: September 13th 2015 by Self-published
Language: English
Print Length: 301 pages
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

Ebook: Amazon US

AVA has been suffering from sexual dysfunction for years. Tired of not being able to have a normal relationship with a man, she is steered in the direction of DR. CHASE HUDSON, a psychologist and sexual surrogate.

When she signed up for her sessions, she wasn’t prepared for his god-like good looks or her instant, intense, and growing connection with him.

But as things heat up… and professional lines get blurred, she is forced to confront the question: What are you supposed to do when you start falling for your sex surrogate?

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REVIEW BY ELLE

Uh… What is wrong with me. Maybe I should go to sex surrogate? Because I do not find this book appealing. Yes, the title was intrigued me. I even don’t know if sex surrogate really exist? Hmm… let’s find out.

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Ava has several problem about herself. From anxiety, panic attack until she claimed that she’s frigid or unable to perform sexuality. Because of this she has to meet Dr. Chase Hudson, a psychologist and sexual surrogate. Of course she’s in lust at the first sight with Chase. He’s very attractive man. Each of their therapy sessions was really intense because Ava still couldn’t control her anxiety around man. Chase is helping her through her issues patiently and gentle.

Beside his great physical appearance and charming personality, I don’t know why Chase has mixed aura of Grey (FSoG) and Jesse Ward (This Man). Chase is very concern about Av. Sometimes he could be bossy, possessive and dominant. He cursed a lot which is remind me of someone. I never know about his professional side being a psychologist and sexual surrogate. But he seems like a person who could do mind reading especially with Ava.

I couldn’t blame Ava because maybe some of us has issue like her. She has right to feel that after her previous encounter that make her uncomfortable with man. Ava really like Chase because he’s the only person in her entire life who treat her like a queen. Well, it’s understandable that she could be in love with him. But she didn’t want to go there because it couldn’t be real. C’mon, she pay Chase with sessions that require intimacy which is she never have. Ava thinks it’s his responsibility, so she decide to buried her feeling towards Chase.

The Sex Surrogate told from Ava’s POV and we could know what’s on her mind. Sometimes it was frustrated because she couldn’t express her feeling. The premise is predictable. Well-written. Could I protest because too many ‘meaningless’ sex? I know it’s her sessions with Chase but… no chemistry. It was like they’re in lust and need to scratch each other itch. There is no deeper emotion between them. That’s make me skipped some of the sex scenes. In the end, it was predictable. Nothing special for me and quite cliche (overused ‘baby, babe,etc’ words). Honestly, it was an mediocre read and sexy enough. Maybe “it is me not you” case.

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OVERALL RATING

3stars

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