September 15, 2019

5*Review: VINCENT & EVE Complete Series by Jessica Ruben

Title: VINCENT & EVE Complete Series

Author: Jessica Ruben 

Source: KU

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READY TO BINGE? This is the complete AMAZON BESTSELLING SERIES, Vincent and Eve

Rising
All I want is to leave my crime-ridden shadow of a home in New York City. I’ve done everything I can to keep my head down and focus on my studies. College is my only goal; love has never been on the map…

That is, until my sister brings me to an underground fight, where I meet a gorgeous and mysterious man: Vincent.

He is the ghost in my shadows, showing up to feed me pieces of his upper-crust life, then evaporating into darkness until his next visit. I’m falling hard and fast. How can I trust him amidst the depth of his secrets?

Vincent may be even more dangerous than the dark world I’m trying to escape.

Reckoning
Vincent: Forgetting about Eve was the plan. Finding her at a party on my college campus was the last thing I expected.

My world has turned into a house of cards, where one wrong move can send it all crashing down…and us with it.

Eve: Finally at a prestigious university—and on the path to living my dreams—I’ve left the darkness of the Blue Houses behind. Still, a whole new host of problems await me.

Vincent is the king of the school. I thought I wanted to know what he was hiding, but unlocking his biggest secret leads me into entirely new territory laced with danger and lust...one I’m not sure I’ll survive.

Redemption
Vincent
Through every drop of blood I spilled, I lost a piece of my soul. I’ve sacrificed seven long years and the woman of my life for the Family. But I’m not done fighting—not yet.

Eve is still out there. I will stop at nothing to get her back.

Eve
After having my heart torn out by the son of the biggest crime family in New York, I was forced to start over in California. With three thousand miles between me and my past, life is finally set on cruise control. 

As for love? It’s not worth the fight.


My take...

My review for the entire series...

I really enjoyed this series as a whole. I bought the box set on KU and quickly read through it in a couple days. This was also my first time reading Ruben’s work which I really enjoyed and look forward to seeing what else she has done. I loved the intensity and chemistry between Vincent and Eve throughout each book. It is what brought me back to the their story each time I was away from them. And as always, I love a good mafia romance. Ruben did a fantastic job bringing this world to life for her readers. 5 Stars!

5*Review: SENIOR YEAR BUCKET LIST by JM Miller

Title: SENIOR YEAR BUCKET LIST

Author: JM Miller

Source: eARC from author for honest review


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Caleb Samuels.
Smug. Irritating. Pain in the … 
After high school, I was content with the idea of never seeing him again.
But as his sister Merilyn’s best friend, it was bound to happen eventually. I just didn’t expect it to be at her wake, where, following a foolish, naive, and completely ridiculous incident, I’m prepared to return to my perfectly routine life and wash my hands of him forever. Again. 
Unfortunately, Merilyn had other plans.
Even though she traveled the world, her final request is for Caleb and me to recreate our senior year bucket list and take her ashes along for one last adventure.
All the foolish, naive, and—you guessed it—completely ridiculous memories return in an instant.
He tormented me, teased me, kissed me like no one ever had, made me fall for him, and broke me like no one else ever would.
Reliving it all might end with a crash worse than the first.
Or maybe not. 
Maybe the fall would never end.


My take...

I flew through this one trying to find out where it all went wrong with Celia and Caleb. My heart was all over the place as it was sent on an emotional roller coaster. Happiness, anger, sadness...they all flitted through my mind at some point. I am sitting here still, hours later, thinking on it all and these incredible characters. 

Honesty time? I wanted to read this one, but just not at this time. My reads lately have gravitated towards apocalyptic and zombies. This was not one of those reads. But I knew the time was drawing short and it's release was coming up soon. So I dove in. And so glad I did. It was fantastic and absolutely what I needed without knowing it. 

Miller brings her fans another exciting, romantic, page turner with SENIOR YEAR BUCKET LIST. Such a fun, unique plot. I am so glad we got the back and forth between the past and the present. It really helped pull me in and get to know the characters a little better. I especially loved getting to know Mer a little more, since she is the sole reason Celia and Caleb are united once again.