ARC Review : Forever Innocent By Deanna Roy

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Summary :

“Our baby died on prom night, and nothing was ever the same again.”

Corabelle doesn’t feel like any of the other college girls. On what should have been one of the happiest nights of her life, she and her boyfriend Gavin watched a nurse disconnect the ventilator from their seven-day-old baby. During the funeral two days later, Gavin walked out and never returned.

Since then, her life has been a spiral of disasters. The only thing that has helped is her ability to black out whenever the pain gets too hard to bear, a habit that has become an addiction.

When Gavin shows up in her astronomy class four years later, he is hell-bent on getting her back, insisting she forgive him. Corabelle knows she can’t resist the touch that fills the empty ache that has haunted her since he left. But if he learns what she has done, if he follows the trail back through her past, her secrets will destroy their love completely. And once again, she’ll lose the only person who always believed she was innocent.

Review :

*ARC received through NetGalley*

This is a very emotional read. I have no idea how I would deal with a loss like that. I loved how the author used dual point of view and time flashbacks. It made the story so much more emotional.
Corabelle and Gavin go through something no couple should ever have to experience. Due to their loss, they both have their own inner demons they’re struggling with. 
This writer really pulled me in during the birth, hospitalization and ultimate death of baby Fin. My heart broke for this young couple. It was touching and incredibly sad.
Where Gavin dealt with this by running away and using booze and hookers to cope, Corabelle just went numb, not living at all and not moving on.
They handle their problems in completely opposite ways from one another, and yet they’re going through the same thing. This sameness is ultimately what brings them back together, but it is possible for them to get past the things they’ve been through? To find out, you’ll have to read the book! 
The ending left me kind of unsatisfied. There was no real cliffhanger but the author lets us know there will be more to come in a second book. 

ARC Review : The Social Code (The Start-Up #1) by Sadie Hayes

*** ARC received through NetGalley ***

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Paperback : 320 pages

Series : The Start-Up #1

Expected publication: September 3rd 2013

Rating : 4/5 Stars

Summary :

In a world where anyone can rise to the top, the only rule is… watch your back.

Eighteen-year-old twins Adam and Amelia Dory learned the hard way to rely only on each other, growing up in a small town where they understood the meaning of coming from nothing. But everything changes when both are offered scholarships to Stanford University – and catapulted into the dazzling world of Silicon Valley, where anyone with a good enough idea can skyrocket to fame and fortune in the blink of an eye…

Amelia is almost as pretty as she is smart – almost. A shy girl and genius, she is happiest alone in the computer lab, but her brother has other plans for her talents: A new company that will be the next Silicon Valley hit, and will thrust Amelia into the spotlight whether she likes it or not. Where Amelia’s the brains, Adam’s the ambition – he sees the privileged lifestyle of the Silicon Valley kids and wants a piece of what they have. He especially wants a piece of Lisa Bristol, the stunning daughter of one of the Valley’s biggest tycoons.

As Adam and Amelia begin to hatch their new company, they find themselves going from nothing to the verge of everything seemingly overnight. But no amount of prestige can prepare them for the envy, backstabbing and cool calculation of their new powerful peers.

Welcome to Silicon Valley, where fortune, success – and betrayal – are only a breath away…

Review :

I’m pleasantly surprised with this book. I wasn’t expecting to like this book as much as I did and am so glad that I stuck with it.
Two siblings who have had a hard life and now have made it big in Silicon Valley. I wondered what their life was before the scholarship like, what will they do with this new found fame? Adam and Amelia story was interesting to follow.
The two main characters, Adam and Amelia haven’t always had any easy life. Amelia is extremely smart when it comes to technology, and works in the lab most of the time. Adam is what I would call a wanna be socialite. There were some secondary characters, T.J. and Patty who were involved in the story a lot. T.J. had issued with being controlled by his father, and Patty had her own issues.
The plot moved at a fairly fast pace, with a few sub-plots going on. You have the new business that Amelia and Adam and the story behind it all. They have the help of a man who happens to be quite wealthy and does all he can to make the company work. There is of course the evil villain that wants to take them down for some things that happened. And he was certainly a good villain. 
The romance in this, it was not just one love triangle, but 2 of them, for both Amelia and Adam. And just when thing started to get interesting, it ended. Abruptly. I assume that since this is the first in the series, there will be more. I did like the bond that Adam and Amelia had, and how they always stuck together. 
The Social Code is a fast read, I think fans of book filled with betrayals, back stabbing, lies and drama will enjoy this.

Arc Review : Forbidden to Love (The Erosians #1) by Debbie Davies

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Forbidden to Love By Debbie Davies

Published March 14th 2013  

Paperback : 288 pages

Series : The Erosians #1

Summary :

The Gods Made Me. They Own Me. They Rule Me.

Well, they like to think they do.

Almost a year ago I was rejected and banished by Eros the God of Love. Now I’ve been forced by Eros to live a life of slavery in the mortal world completely forbidden to love anyone but him – unless I want pain, heartbreak and torture to feature heavily in my future.

My hatred for Eros is almost as strong as my desire to escape this life of loneliness, which is looking very unlikely. Until I see him, the auraless mortal, who steals my breath and burns my heart. Now I have to find a way to be with him even if that means losing everything I have and starting a war to end all worlds. Lucky for me this guys willing to kill to give me a life.

I may be forbidden to love but I’m determined to live.

Review :

**Arc received through NetGalley**

I am still reeling from the emotions this book put me through. Why oh why do cliffhangers exist!?
Our story here is about Acacia and Josh. Acacia is a goddess created for Eros, the goddess of love who rejected her. She’s been banished to the mortal world for about a year and is enduring a lonely existence making others fall in love, a feeling that she herself isn’t allowed to experience. Until Josh that is. The Fates have connected them together and its totally out of their control to stay away from each other. And yes that is bad since Acacia was made for Eros who has forbidden her to love any other except him. What happens when Eros finds out about their relationship?? Do they die? Or do they survive? How bout reading this to find out? 😀
The book was good enough and kept me interested. I in fact always find the topics of Greek Gods intriguing. The climax kept me at the edge of my seat and I couldn’t stop turning the pages. Though a few things happened at the end with which I wasn’t happy regarding Acacia’s feeling towards Josh and Luca but by the end all was well obviously except the main problem. Enough said I won’t be giving away any more of the story. All in all I’ll definitely be waiting for the sequel and those out there who love Greek mythology, you’ll definitely want to check this book out!