Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Guest Reviews: Heartbitten by Aubrey Rose and Fall With Me by Julie Particka

Goodreads Summary:

Billionaire playboy Robert Chatham is as bloodthirsty as it gets. Snarky and self-obsessed, he has a new girl every day of the week. What the London tabloids don’t know is the reason Robb acts like a lady-killer: to avoid having to kill them. A four-hundred year old vampire, he feeds and moves on, never getting attached to any girl.

Until Liz.

A shy American transplant in the heart of London, Liz is slaving away on her grad school project: working to find a cure for the blood cancer that her younger sister died from years ago. Dead focused on her studies, she’s more interested in the chemistry of hemoglobin than in the chemistry between her and any guy.

Until Robb.

After an old vampire friend comes asking for a favor, Robb has to choose between repaying a life debt and chasing after the one girl who’s broken through his emotional walls. And when Liz stumbles upon evidence that seems to solve the puzzle of his mysterious seclusion, she confronts him in his lab. Only the dark secret she thought she had uncovered turns out to be something even more terrifying.

With a dead body in the trunk of his Porsche and a vial of cancerous blood in the pocket of her lab coat, Robb and Liz are heading for a collision course that will change both of their lives forever…

Publication Date: March 12, 2014

Jessica's Review:

3.5 stars. I had a hard time with this one. The premise sounded good and all the major story components were there, but it was boring and there isn't much of a build up to give you a chance to connect with the characters. I mean seriously, one minute she's calling him an asshole and the next she's dressed to the nines for a "date" with him? He didn't even ask her to her face, he just left a note in her lab coat. Such crap.

Goodreads Summary:

In the game of love…

Dumped by her college boyfriend for her best friend, the last thing Jenna Brandt needs to deal with is working beside her backstabbing-BFF's hotter-than-hot brother. But when he offers her a chance to get some revenge on her ex, she can hardly say no--even if spending more time with Sutton puts her heart in jeopardy all over again.

Someone's going to get hurt…

Sutton Bell has had a thing for Jenna since they were in high school, but after one screwed-up night, she didn’t want anything to do with him. Now, with just the summer before he leaves to begin his new career, Sutton’s determined to convince Jenna he’s not the player he used to be. But saving his sister from making an awful mistake may mean losing Jenna for good.

Publication Date: April 28, 2014

Jessica's Review:

3 stars. Ugh, what is with books lately. Again, the premise was good and the key components were there, but this story jumped right in and I felt like I started in the middle of it. The author definitely could have expanded on the backstory of Jenna and Sutton and maybe I would have been rooting for them a little more instead of wanting to yell at them to just grow up and get on with it. I just has a hard time relating and connecting with any of the characters. 

Thanks to the publishers for copies of the novels for review!


  1. I love the brutal honesty of your reviews here, Jessica. I'm kinda sick of the same old story, too. WRITE ON!

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