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Blog Tour & Review: Hated by Mercy AmareHated by Mercy Amare
Series: Rock Star #3
Published by Self Published on August 31, 2013
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Everything in my life is perfect. I have a family. My music is now going my way. And I have Stephan. Forever. All my dreams are coming true. But the problem with perfection is that eventually everything falls apart. And my whole life is crumbling around me — piece by piece.

I am just trying to get through the next few months with my sanity intact, but that seems like an impossible feat. I’m back in LA, and this time I’m not alone. Between finding time for my new husband, my mother-in-law that hates me, and putting up with Alec and Bridgett’s bickering, I’m not sure how much more I can take… And then Mona shows up. I am in over my head.

I thought I knew the truth about everything, but I was wrong. Secrets that weren’t supposed to come out are now being discovered. Secrets about my biological father… Even Bridgett is keeping a secret… Something big. I have to know what, even if it means running away again.

I tried for normal — now I know that there is nothing normal about being a rock star.

My thoughts…

Hated is the final book in the Rock Star trilogy by Mercy Amare. I have to say that I’m a little sad that this series has come to an end. I’ve really enjoyed spending time with not only the main characters, but the secondary characters as well.

This one starts off with Stephan and Scarlett being newlyweds. I don’t know why, but I had forgotten that Stephan and Scarlett tied the knot at the end of Faded. (sorry if spoilerish) It was pretty apparent that they were going to try and keep things a secret for as long as they could, but seeing how Scarlett is a famous pop star things didn’t quite work out that way. To say that everyone is shocked would be an understatement.

There are a couple bombshells revealed in this one that I didn’t see coming. They made the story all the more enjoyable. I think Ms Amare did a great job working things out the way she did. I certainly had know idea things were going to play out the way they did involving some of the secondary characters.

Bridgett and Alec pretty much go round and round in this one. That’s pretty normal with them though. I understand the reasoning why, but I kept getting frustrated with them :/ I want them to end up together so freaking bad.

The sexual content is comparable to adult mainstream. It’s not overly explicit and is PG in nature. I think so at least.

The epilogue is a little different from a normal epilogue. Or at least it’s a little different from ones that I have read before. There are several parts to it. At first I wasn’t sure why it was written that way, but after completing the book I see now that things needed to be broken up a little bit to complete the story. 🙂

Overall, I’m really happy how things worked out for Stephan and Scarlett. Their happy ending was a sweet one.

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: The Fab Life by Mercy AmareThe Fab Life by Mercy Amare
Series: The Kihanna Saga #1
Published by Self Published on July 27, 2013
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It’s the life I was born to live: billionaire’s daughters, living amongst the rich & famous. But my mom kept me a secret from my dad. Until now.

I am so out of my league. Fancy parties, expensive cars, and a private school for the elite… It sounds like a dream. But everything is not as perfect as it seems on the outside. Here, the secrets are dirty, and the lies comes easy.

Welcome to my fab life.

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“You’re so hot, and sexy. I just… I want to lick you.”

I have no idea why, but I laugh. Hard. “You want to lick me?”

“Yeah!” Ty nods. “Can I?”

“Where?”

“Right here,” he answers, motioning around us. “I don’t care who sees.”

I laugh. “No. Where would you lick me at? Like on my body.”

Ty smiles. “Anywhere you want.”

Hmm… I’m liking this. “How about everywhere.”

Ty looks at me for a second. It’s then that I notice his eyes are glazed over. He gets a very serious look.

“Have you been drinking?”

I nod, and put my fingers an inch apart. “Just a little bit. Like half a cup. It was so gross, but I can’t feel my fingers.” I laugh, and poke his chest. “Can you feel that? I so can’t feel it.”

“What did you drink?”

I think for a second. Crap. What did Jason call it? “T… Tequila! That’s it! It burned my throat.”

“Who gave you tequila?”

“Jason.” The ground starts moving beneath me, and I grab onto Ty’s arm. “How is the sand doing that?” I look up to see it’s not just the ground. The palm trees are moving too. “Whoa.”

“Have you ate dinner yet?”

I shake my head, and feel dizzy from the sensation. Ty grabs me to keep me from falling over. “Oops,” I laugh again. “I think… maybe… I’ve had just a little too much tequila.”

Ty puts his arm around my waist, and I lean into him as we walk.

“You smell so good.” I sniff his chest. “Is it weird that I’m smelling you?”

“I am going to feed you, put you to bed, and then kill Jason,” Ty says.

“Awe,” I pout. “But I don’t want to go to bed.”

Ty pulls me inside the house, and we go to the kitchen. He hands me a slice of pizza. “Eat.” I take the slice from him and take a bite. He grabs a bottle of water from the fridge, and takes the lid off. “Drink.” I take a sip.

“I feel sick.” I put down the pizza. “I don’t want anymore food.”

“If you don’t eat, you will get a lot more sick,” Ty explains. He looks very angry. “I am going to fucking hurt him. I can’t believe he gave you so much tequila.”

I put my hand on Ty’s face. “You know what I like about you? Your lips. They’re so soft. And they taste so good. We should kiss more.”

Ty grins. “Oh, should we?”

I nod. “Yep!” I put my head on his chest, and he puts his arms around me. “I like it when you hold me, too. It’s the best.”

“I think I kind of like you like this.”

I giggle. Why can’t I stop laughing. “I don’t think I can feel my cheeks.” I touch my cheek, and feel nothing. The room starts spinning even faster. I’m about to fall when Ty scoops me into his arms.

 

My thoughts…

The Fab Life was a really fast read for me. I was able to read it in less than a day. For the most part I enjoyed it.

I really liked Kihanna. She’s been uprooted and moved to California to live with her father. A father she’s never known. A father that is a billionaire.

All her life she has lived with her mother. I sort of had an idea for why she was sent to live with her dad, but wasn’t quite sure what the reason was. Towards the end the reason is revealed.

Toby is Kihanna’s hilarious new found stepbrother. He totally checks Kihanna out every time he gets a chance and doesn’t try to hide the fact. I thought he was really funny.

Ty is Kihanna’s first boyfriend. He’s your typical horny teenaged boy. He tries to act like he loves Kihanna, but I had doubts about that.

Gabe was pretty straightforward and intense. I liked him. He’s also your typical horny teenaged boy.

And then there’s Jacqueline. She’s a bitch. I didn’t like her at all.

There are a few other secondary characters that I liked and some I didn’t.

The story flowed pretty smoothly. There’s a little element of suspense added in. It’s not really a prominent part of the story, but towards the end I found myself saying: Wait. What? It took a little unrealistic turn. Almost as if it came out of nowhere.

Overall, I enjoyed The Fab Life. It does end with a cliffhanger so I can’t wait until the next book comes out.

 

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Faded by Mercy AmareFaded by Mercy Amare
Series: Rock Star #2
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I left Hope – the only place I’ve ever felt at home. So now what? Where do I go from here?

When I left, I didn’t just leave my home. I left my friends, my sisters, and Stephan… I just found them. I can’t lose them now.

I know that I want to do MY music. I need to remember WHY I wanted to play music in the first place. And the only way to get that is by firing my dad, but that may be harder than I thought.

On top of everything, I now have cameras following me around everywhere. Even my own home isn’t safe anymore.

I’ve come to realize that normal will never be an option for me.

My thoughts…

Ah…. I finished this one in a day. I really enjoyed! Faded is like Jaded in some aspects. It happens over a short amount of time. Things were constantly changing and I kept turning page after page as fast as I could to see what would happen next.

There really isn’t any sexual scenes in this book either. It’s all pretty much PG and I keep wondering if Scarlett & Stephan are actually going to ever have sex. It’s not a major element for me, but this is a romance book and so I would expect for their to be some smexy times. 🙂

Faded also ends with a cliffhanger but it’s not as suspenseful as the first book. Of course I’ll be counting down the days until Hated comes out because I HAVE to know how things end up for not only Scar & Stephan, but for Bridgett & Alec.

I’m almost thinking Bridgett & Alec should get their own book, but I don’t know what Ms Amare has in store for them in Hated. Guess I’ll just have to wait and see. Now that I think of it it would be nice is Stacy got her own book too. 🙂

All in all I really enjoyed Faded. This has been a great series so far and I can’t wait for the final book.

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Review: Jaded by Mercy AmareJaded by Mercy Amare
Series: Rock Star #1
Published by Self Published on April 19, 2013
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I'm Scarlett Ryan.

Yes, THAT Scarlett Ryan.

I live an extraordinary life: millionaire rock star, owner of exotic cars, pictures of me in every magazine, millions of fans, and a name that is recognized world wide. It's supposed to be my dream come true. But, my life IS a fantasy, and I want real. I want exciting. I want... NORMAL. So, I moved from California to Florida, hoping to obtain some normalcy. Instead I find...

Stephan Montgomery.

He's an arrogant jerk. Seriously, I hate him. I swear if he tells me one more blonde joke, I will punch him... again... Unfortunately I can't stop thinking about him, or his gorgeous green eyes. Trust me, I know that he's bad for me. If only my heart would listen.

I also find out that my parents have kept a LIFE CHANGING secret from me. I need to know the truth.

The harder I strive for normal, the stranger things seem to get.

Jaded is book 1 of the Rock Star trilogy.

My thoughts…

Wow! What a great book. This is the first one by Author Mercy Amare that I have read and I really enjoyed it. It sucked me in from page one and kept my attention and had me turning page after page to see what would happen next. I actually read this baby in a little under 7 hours! I normally don’t read a book in one day. It usually takes me two and in some cases up to three. Just really depends on the book. Anyway, here are my thoughts on Jaded…

At first I thought Scarlett Ryan was a bit conceited but then I understood her reasons for acting the way she did some of the time. I really liked her. I enjoyed getting to know her and stepping into her world.

Her love interest, Stephan is a hottie. I loved his snarky attitude from the beginning. He comes off with the whole bad boy image, but really he’s just a great guy. And I think he’s perfect for Scarlett.

Neither of them have ever been in love. Scarlett has technically never had a boyfriend. Sure she’s been with guys before, but she’s never been in an actual relationship with one. The chemistry these two share is amazing and I enjoyed their playful banter.

There isn’t any sexual scenes within this book. Oh there is a lot of flirting and some kissing, but nothing sexual and that’s okay because I think things will progress in subsequent books. At least that’s what I’m hoping. Both of these characters are of age so it shouldn’t be a problem. *grin*

Jaded was a really fast paced book for me. The entire book takes place in just over a month or so but there was something new constantly happening and it made for a really enjoyable read.

It ends with a cliffhanger and I’m starting the next book right after I finish up this review. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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