Saturday, August 31, 2013

My review of The Innocent by Kailin Gow--3 stars out of 5 (Blog Tour) May contain spoilers!!!

May Contain Spoilers!!!!!!

I really love this author and I am thankful I was allowed to read an ARC for a review. For some reason I couldn't connect with the main character Serena. The romance between Sebastian and Serena that started in The Protege was so fast, and Sebastian fell really hard. He is not normally this type of man, but for some reason his world stops when he first meets her. That's where I got confused. When they first met he was really rude to her, and she played the role of a mousy quiet woman. He barked out orders and next thing you know they are out on a date. After the date it starts building up really fast and continues on into the second book The Innocent.

At the end of The Protege there was a misunderstanding between Serena and Sebastian and the first thing she does is run back to her ex-boyfriend who is actually her Master. The way she would let Price control her and use her bothered me so much. I know there is always a reason for why people do the things they do. It seemed to me it was all about rough sex with Serena, and Price gave her this. Price was just down right cocky and an arsehole. He controlled everything Serena did which meant basically keeping her prisoner from going to school (college) or having friends. The more and more I read the book Serena was getting on my nerves because she would just let Price treat her like she was his property. She had the freedom but for some reason she felt she couldn't survive the world without Price at her side. Sebastian wanted Serena back and he would stop at nothing to get her. His goal was also to find out the reason why she let Price treat her the way he did. the end of the book The Innocent I understood her and why she would let Price treat her the way he did. The whole time all I kept getting from Serena was that she really loved sex and not just plain old vanilla sex. She liked being the submissive. I started thinking she was just a sex addict, because the only thing she focused on was how she felt when she was having sex with Price and then also Sebastian.

I did like the ending but wish it would just stay at that because now I understand her much better. I'm afraid if another book comes after this one it will show her back with Price or just simply walking away from Sebastian. So there you have it....I liked the book but if I had understood Serena a lot better from the beginning then it might have been different for me. I spent almost two whole books frustrated with Serena thinking she was a sex addict but I couldn't figure out why. The book never focused on that. It was mainly the sex scenes that Serena would give some insight to herself but only when she was being punished or having an orgasm. Maybe I am not making sense but again this is just my opinion and my review of the book. I actually would challenge somebody to just read the book to see if they feel the same way so I can see if I'm just weird or the odd one out.

If you are into hot hot steamy sex scenes then this is the book to read because man oh man I was speechless.  I still love Kailin's work and will continue to read any new material she has. My rating doesn't affect that.

The Innocent by Kailin Gow Blog Tour

Title: The Innocent (The Protégé #2)
Author: Kailin Gow
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica 18+
Publication Date: August 25, 2013

Event organized by: Literati Author Services  
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What started out as revenge has turned into passion. Serena Singleton, the innocent music grad student must now deal with a past that is consuming her future. She deals with it in the only way she knows how by falling heads first into the web of power and deception. Has she cast Sebastian Sorensen, her handsome and brilliant professor aside for the powerful and controlling billionaire Price Turnsby or has she found a way to keep them both? Sebastian Sorensen wants Serena more than ever, and he's willing to fight for it, even against a powerful foe like Price. But no matter how much he fights, is Serena lost to Price's charms and sexy ways more than she appears? Follow book two of the sexy Protégé Series where nothing is as it seems.


Purchase Links: Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA

About the Author

A Texan at heart, she currently lives in California and Nevada, but spent part of her young adult and new adult years in England. Kailin Gow is a full-time author, a mother of an active little girl, and the founder of the social site, the Saving You Saving Me Project. She has worked with other women such as singer Caitlin Crosby and actress Kristin Kreuk (Beauty and the Beast, Smallville on the CW and ABC Television)in helping women and girls develop self-esteem. Kailin Gow has over 100 fiction books published with a handful of non-fiction books and is busy working on her next novel. She'd love to hear from her readers and invite them to contact her at or friend her on Facebook, where she is a Facebook junkie.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

My review of A Graceful Mess by Nacole Stayton----4 stars out of 5

I really enjoyed this book and it was more emotional than I thought it was going to be. The main character Grace is an overachiever and very anal with keeping everything in order. Instead of taking a break from graduating from college she is going straight to law school. It's the only way she knows how to keep going. While her friends are having fun and partying and enjoying life, Grace is studying and planning her future. Then one day she meets Parker, who can be my hero any time lol... Grace believes their meeting was just by chance and has no idea who or what Parker is. I feel bad for Parker because falling in love with Grace was not in his plans. She completely blew him away, and Grace finally met somebody who made her feel cherished. However, she has some secrets as well that Parker doesn't know. It all comes down one day where everything is revealed and words are said hearts are broken, and nothing is what it seems. Grace grew up with a lie and is hurt by everybody that knew and didn't tell her which also includes Parker. This book kept me captured all the way to the end. The first few chapters were just a bit slow but if you keep reading you will not regret it.

A Graceful Mess by Nacole Stayton

Title:   A Graceful Mess
Author:  Nacole Stayton
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica
Publication Date:  August 27, 2013
Photographer: Toski
Cover Designed By:  Perfect Pear Creative
Event organized by: Literati Author Services


Hiding behind the anguish from my past, my coyness seeps off of me like an aroma. I have felt like a stranger in my own skin, trying to claw my way out for far too long, allowing very few people to see past my façade…until my eyes met with his. I felt a sudden rush of energy all the way to my core. It jolted me in ways I never thought possible.

Never in a million years would I have expected to be in the mess I am today. It all leads back to the night Parker Porter turned my world upside down. The night his hazel eyes undressed me, peeling away the layers of the woman I tried so hard to be. He awoke desires that burned deep within me and changed me in one quick glance, leaving me vulnerable and exposed, picking up the shattered pieces of my carefully constructed life…a life I should not be living…a life I was not born into, but placed into by the state of Maine.

Parker opened a door that I am far from closing until I have answers and am able to face the life I was destined to live. I just have to decide if his love is worth the mess.

“They say be careful of the quiet ones.” –Grace

Warning: This book is intended for readers 18+ due to explicit language and sexual encounters.

About the Author
Christian “Nacole” Stayton is twenty-something years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass state. She spends her days working at a local hospital in the billing department and nights writing vigorously on her current novel. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors, Nacole enjoys the finer things in life like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle Fire. She is passionate about her faith, family and The Bachelor. Her hair color changes with the seasons and she has a weakness for tattoos, iced coffee, and happy endings.

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2 ~ signed paperbacks of A Graceful Mess
1 ~ A Graceful Mess Tumbler
5  ~ ebooks of A Graceful Mess (gifted from Amazon)
10 ~ bracelets w/postcards