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Tiger’s Voyage by Colleen Houck (The Tiger Saga #3)

Published September 13, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Tiger’s Voyage by Colleen Houck (The Tiger Saga #3)

With the head-to-head battle against the villainous Lokesh behind her, Kelsey confronts a new heartbreak: in the wake of his traumatic experience, her beloved Ren no longer remembers who she is. As the trio continues their quest by challenging five cunning and duplicitous dragons, Ren and Kishan once more vie for her affections–leaving Kelsey more confused than ever. From Goodreads.

I can’t get enough of Colleen’s books. I just reread this series because the 4th book just came out and I wanted to refresh my memory. Let me tell you I was way way more Team Kishan in this book because he was kind and willing to give up his own happiness to let Kelsey be happy with Ren. But the second Ren gets scared for her, he dumps her harshly.

I couldn’t stop crying throughout the book, when Ren put up hundreds of wishes for them to be together, for him to remember her, for everything I thought I was going to swoon. I get that Ren does the elaborate romantic gestures but Kishan did the little things like just being there for her when she needed him.

I still absolutely adore Phet and Kadam. Kadam with his almost all knowing self, he honestly seems to know everything about everything. At the same time he has been around for almost 400 years. And Phet, what a sweet old man who seems to love Kelsey very much.

This time around they dealt with dragons and Krakens and giant dinosaur sharks. Yea I said giant dinosaur sharks because that is the best way to describe it. I mean the thing was bigger than Jaws, based on the book. They got the Black Pearl Necklace after their quests with the mermaids and dragons.

Once again, I won’t go too much into detail because like I said, this series is definitely worth the read and you know you want to know what happens before Tiger’s Dream comes out sometime next year. This happens to be the last book of the series and makes me quite sad to see it go but I still have the books to read luckily.

I gave this book 6 out of 5 stars!!!


What A Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn

Published July 19, 2012 by crysbookreviews

What A Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn (What a Boy Wants #1)

Courtesy of watching his mom’s relationships, Sebastian Hawkins knows what girls need to do to get a guy. He has what he considers a PHD in hooking up. When he needs extra cash for a car, Sebastian starts up an online venture as The Hook-up Doctor, to anonymously help girls land the guy of their dreams. Of course, his services don’t offer a happily-ever-after guarantee. He’s seen firsthand getting together never means staying together.

And then he falls in love…

With the last girl he would expect…

Totally not in his game plan.

Suddenly, Sebastian finds himself muddled in the game he’s always prided himself on. He can’t even pick up girls at parties anymore! Why would anyone want to be in love when it turns you into a stuttering, screwed-up, mess with really lame stalker tendencies? Stalking? Totally not his gig.

But the Hook-up Doctor won’t let himself go down easily. He’s always known how to give a girl what she wants and now it’s time to figure out what a boy wants… and he definitely plans on getting it. From Goodreads.

This book was amazing. I don’t normally read books that are solely from a guy’s POV but I loved it. It showed that they care as much as girls do. When I started reading this book on my Nook I couldn’t put it down and I was really upset that it took me this long to read it.

Sebastian is one of those guys that you love to hate and then you just love. He is super cocky about everything that has to do with himself. But he shows that he cares about his friends more than anything. He doesn’t put up with girls talking bad about his 2 female besties, Aspen and Priscilla, or better known as Woodstock and Pris.

He also has Jaden as his wingman to help in situations with dads or at parties. Jaden is always there for Sebastian, he drives him to school and everything. The only thing is that no one knows about his Hook-Up Doctor gig that he does.

He eventually realizes that he is in love with Aspen when he does realize it, it is awesome. They make an amazing couple and I felt like it was about time that they got together. Not every guy would drink soy milk for a girl. But when he gets a phone call after an amazing weekend away for Pris’ birthday it goes to hell.

I honestly wanted to smack him but I got it, he was afraid. I get it, falling in love and allowing someone to have a part of you that you never gave away before is scary. You don’t know the future, it could ruin your friendship that you have, trust me I get it. I was just smart enough to let all that go and eventually so was Sebastian. The difference is I was older so he learned the lesson a lot earlier then I did when I was a teen.

There wasn’t a moment that I didn’t love this book, there were moments that were funny and moments that made me cry a little. I was really happy that I saw it on my recommended to read from Barnes and Noble.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.