WWW Wednesday #35

www-wednesdaysA weekly meme hosted by Samanneelizabeth formerly hosted by MizB all about, what we’re, Currently, Just Finished and About to Read


• What are you currently reading?

I started this with The Agreement it’s a better take on the BDSM community than Fifty Shades of Grey. Overall, I’m still on the fence, this is the second book in the story so we’ll see how it goes.


• What did you recently finish reading?

Lot’s of flowery descriptive writing, very poetic at times. I’m not sure the emotional turmoil was supposed to be so complicated. It was confusing and I wish it had a dual POV.


• What do you think you’ll read next?

I have to keep reading the series, it’s not awful enough for me to just stop 2 books in. I might as well read the novella. You should skip to the fourth book, Womanizer. So much better.

Happy WWW Wednesday!



REVIEW: Manwhore

Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player—without getting played?

This is the story I’ve been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.

Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.

Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.

But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I’m the one discovering him…or if he’s uncovering me.

What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?

Series: Manwhore #1

Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Adult Fiction

Source: Goodreads


I wish it was dual POV but since it wasn’t I can say I enjoyed the tension and Rachel’s mind, until the end. The deeper she got into it with Saint the more I disliked her. I understood the premise, career over a womanizer, but I think if she had been as upfront with her motives as she was with her feelings she could’ve written that exposé without risking their budding relationship. Of course, if she did that there wouldn’t be a story, in my opinion the idiocy of her actions ruined the story and Vicky, with her up front duplicity revived what was becoming a redundant mess of emotions and thoughts.

I started “Ladies Man” before reading this and couldn’t get into it, Gina as I am now seeing with all the female characters are annoying in their mix of emotions and desires, which makes me yearn for the thoughts of the men. She’s very opinionated and desperate to be a spinster which I understand, but man is she scary and sometimes mean in her brutal honesty, and honesty I wasn’t even sure was for the sake of Rachel but more for her need for her friends not to find happiness so she wouldn’t realize that she misses being held and loved.

The only one I didn’t find cloyingly annoying was Wynn. She was idealistic yes, but unafraid of love and taking risks. Especially since I know how disastrous things become with her and Emmett. I can say hey single handed motivation to find a man, get married and reproduce was very alarming. We don’t even know where Wynn lives or what her job is. The author has put all these woman into a pigeon holed stereotype, Rachel the career driven journalist. Gina, the career (working in the beauty section of a department store is not a career) spurned, bitter love hate woman and Wynn the white picket fence, airhead looking for Prince Charming and 2.5 kids.

I consider myself a feminist and none of these woman proved that they deserve the men they end up with, other than Rachel the others aren’t equals to their partners and I have no idea how the ended up with them.

I do have to take into consideration that this is Katy Evans first book of the series, and in my opinion she only got it right by the fourth book, Womanizer. It was a lot better, more concise and yet still wordy and tension filled, like she seems to like doing. I’d definitely enjoyed that one and you don’t even need to have read the others, it helps, but it’s not necessary.



REVIEW: At Any Turn

So You Want to Be a Hero?

Millionaire CEO Adam Drake, overcame a tortured past to build his own gaming empire. He’s in complete control of his life. With his new found love for brilliant geek girl blogger, Mia Strong, the last piece of his life is in place. He’s at the top of his game.

Your Princess Is in Another Castle.

Until suddenly, she withdraws from him, leaving him in the dark. Something tells him she needs help. But she’s too stubborn or scared to ask for it, and the more he tries to take control, the further he pushes her away. He can’t solve this problem by writing a check or a few lines of code.

He’ll have to dig deep and put himself at risk…or risk losing her forever.

Author: Brenna Aubrey

Series: Gaming the System

Published: April 15, 2014 by Silver Griffon Associates

Source: Goodreads

Thoughts:  I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, despite already having figured out the secret Mia had been keeping from Adam. And while I don’t agree with her reasons for keeping quite, reading from Adams perspective didn’t make me sympathize with him as much as I should have. Being a prodigious genius and nerd, he really did think like a robot at times, add in a eradicate memory and he was impossible to deal with. His heart was in the right place and when he could finally think like a human being and not a logic machine things seemed a lot better. And while I enjoyed this book immensely, the angst and drama gave me a headache. Mia is fiercely independent to the point of stupidity. But I would read the series all over again and I can’t wait for the rest of them to come out.