There have been two great books I have taken time out to read. One I have already posted about, “Slammed” by Colleen Hoover. This was a awesome read and so worth another mention. March 2nd ‘Point of Retreat’ comes out which continues Layken and Will’s story. Cannot wait for this one! If you haven’t read Slammed yet, what the heck are you waiting for. Get it and read it before March 2nd, you won’t be sorry.
Book Description for Slammed.
After the unexpected death of her father forces eighteen year old Layken and her family to move across the country, away from everyone and everything she knows, her outlook on life is anything but hopeful.
Enter Will Cooper: the attractive twenty-one year old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry. After a night together that turns out to be everything but the expected, both Layken and Will are left with feelings they never knew they could have. Unfortunately in Layken’s life, things are never what they seem. Just as quickly as it develops, their relationship is derailed by a shocking revelation, sparking a tumultuous battle between their hearts and their ethics.
As if the dramatic turn of events in her life isn’t enough, Layken is slammed again when her mother reveals a secret of her own. A secret so intense, all of Layken’s current problems pale in comparison to her seemingly insurmountable future. Unable to confront the changes that lie ahead of her, Layken ignores her conscience as she turns to Will for solace. Struggles ensue as both Layken and Will search for a balance between that which keeps them apart and the feelings that pull them together.
Slammed is the first installment of a two-part series. The second installment, Point of Retreat, will be available on Amazon beginning March 2nd, 2012.
Now for the other book I just finished tonight ”Bad Luck Cadet’ by Suzie Ivy. I absolutely loved this story. I have found a new hero in Suzie Ivy and hope she continues her story. I seriously haven’t laughed so much with a book in a long time. Not only did I laugh, but I rooted for Suzie through the whole book.
Book Description for Bad Luck Cadet.
At the age of twenty-five you have your whole life in front of you. When you’re forty-four years old, forty pounds overweight, and laying in bed with a broken hip, what do you have? Depression, red wine and no future, or so Suzie Ivy thought.
An advertisement on a drugstore bulletin board changed Suzie’s thinking and lands her in the police academy. Was she out of her mind? No, and she decided to live up to the challenge. The biggest question; is the Police Academy ready for Suzie Ivy?
This story is filled with determination, full body muscle pain and laughter. Did you know, to pass the new polygraph testing, you sit on butt plates because your butt cheeks clench when you lie? Or how a normal person feels after being administered the rigorous psychological testing with the end result for passing being low pay, enormous amounts of stress, and the pleasure of working graveyard shifts? The advertisement should have read, “Crazy People Wanted.”
The Bad Luck Cadet is Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, from Full Metal Jacket, training both Thelma and Louise wrapped up in one five foot three inch package. The test of wills begin, but who will survive?
You know if I find a good read I am going to share it with my peeps. You can get both books at Amazon. You won’t regret it!