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Veröffentlicht am 12.11.2016

Lesbar- Hat aber seine Schwachpunkte

Hardwired - verführt
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3,5 Sternchen

Das Buch:
Ich liebe das Cover des Buches. Es sah ja schon auf den Bildern online toll aus, aber live ist es noch viel schöner. Die Bilder im Internet können das Glänzen gar nicht richtig ...

3,5 Sternchen

Das Buch:
Ich liebe das Cover des Buches. Es sah ja schon auf den Bildern online toll aus, aber live ist es noch viel schöner. Die Bilder im Internet können das Glänzen gar nicht richtig wiedergeben. Auf jeden Fall kann ich es kaum erwarten alle 5 Teile (Ja, es sind 5, auch, wenn der Verlag momentan nur 4 bewirbt) zu besitzen. Im Regal sieht die komplette Serie bestimmt toll aus :)

Inhalt:
Collegeabsolventin Erica Hathaway ist ehrgeizig und verfolgt ihren Traum und ihre Ziele konsequent. Schon während des Studiums gründet sie ihre eigene Firma, die sich auf Mode spezialisiert und ausschließlich online präsent ist, und lässt ihr Privatleben dabei auf der Strecke. Jetzt fehlt ihr nur noch das Geld, um ihre Firma bekannter und erfolgreicher werden zu lassen. Ein Investor soll da Abhilfe schaffen und so kommt es, wie es kommen muss. Erica stellt ihr Unternehmen einer kleinen Gruppe Geschäftsmänner/Investoren vor. Wird sie es schaffen einen Investor an Board zu ziehen?

Blake Landon ist erfolgreich, gut aussehend, reich und doch mysteriös und geheimnisvoll. Er nimmt sich, was er will. Er liebt es zu kontrollieren und zu dominieren. Als er Erica erst zufällig begegnet und sie dann kurze Zeit später wieder sieht, während sie ihm und den anderen versucht eine Investition in ihre Firma schmackhaft zu machen, kann er nicht den Blick von ihr lassen. Dass sich beide zueinander angezogen fühlen ist unbestreitbar, und doch muss Blake um Erica kämpfen, die sich jedes Mal zurückzieht und vor ihm flüchtet, sobald die Anziehungskraft und sexuelle Spannung ihr zu viel wird. Wird es Blake schaffen Erica für sich zu gewinnen?

Wird Erica sich auf Blake einlassen können? Wird Blake sich öffnen können? Werden beide eine Zukunft haben? Werden ihre Geheimnisse und ihre Vergangenheit sie einholen und eine potentielle Beziehung schon von Anfang an zunichtemachen?

Ich verrate nichts :P


Fazit (ohne Spoiler):
Kann man lesen. Ist jetzt zwar nichts besonderes (meiner Meinung nach durchschnittlich gut) und etwas langatmig, aber das Buch hat mich irgendwie gefesselt (warum auch immer-habe ehrlich keine Ahnung) und ich habe es in einem Rutsch durchgelesen. Bin gespannt, wie die anderen Teile sind.

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Fazit (Spoiler):
Meiner Meinung nach war die Leseprobe und der Anfang vielversprechend. Deshalb bin ich etwas enttäuscht, dass es nicht so weiter ging. Es gab keinen richtigen Handlungsstrang, keine Spannung. Alles war vorhersehbar. Die Szenen wechselten sich dann nur noch ab: Vertragen sich, streiten sich, haben Sex (nicht unbedingt in dieser Reihenfolge). Zu Beginn fand ich es ja noch toll, dass die beiden sich auf Trab hielten, weil Erica immer vor ihm geflüchtet ist, er sie aber nicht aufgeben wollte. Aber mit der Zeit wurde es etwas langweilig. Immer dieses hin und her. Als Mode-Designerin fand ich den Aspekt mit der Firma und der Website toll. Aber irgendwie wurde auch das nicht weiter verfolgt. Sie hat einen Investor- fertig. Arbeitet mal kurz hier und da- fertig. Das Hauptmerkmal bestand ganz klar auf der Beziehung der beiden Hauptprotagonisten und auf Sex. Etwas merkwürdig fand ich, dass Erica davon sprach verliebt in Blake zu sein, ohne ihn zu kennen. Über Blake hat man erst am Ende etwas mehr erfahren. Zuvor war er einfach, wie soll ich sagen?- Charakterlos? Man hat ihn nur als Millionär (oder Milliardär?) und Sexobjekt kennengelernt und sich in jemanden nur aufgrund der Anziehungskraft und der sexuellen Spannung zu verlieben ist in meinen Augen etwas dumm. Ich fand es schwierig zu beiden Protagonisten eine Beziehung aufzubauen. Sie waren beide irgendwie verschlossen und so richtig das "Gefühl" von Liebe zwischen den Charakteren, kam auch nicht rüber. Während Erica zudem wie eine Erwachsene rüberkam, wenn sie über ihre Firma sprach, so benahm sie sich, wie ein Teenager, wenn es um Blake ging. In dem Buch wurde zudem von Wochen gesprochen, die für mich aber eher wie Tage rüber kamen und habe mich dann gefragt, ob ich vielleicht etwas verpasst habe? Sind die Protagonisten sich in den Tagen, die nicht beschrieben wurden, näher gekommen, weshalb ich ihre Beziehung und Liebe nicht ganz nachvollziehen konnte? Abgesehen davon fand ich diese Wiederholungen nervig: seine muskulöse Brust, sein muskulöser Körper, seine muskelumspannte Haut, Muskelbla hier Muskelbla dort. Die Sexszenen waren zu Beginn auch "nett", aber die waren eigentlich bis zum Ende hin dann auch immer gleich /ähnlich. Ich hoffe, dass in den nächsten Teilen etwas mehr Spannung und Abwechslung reinkommt. Das Buch war natürlich nicht schlecht. Wie ich schon erwähnt hatte, hatte es irgendetwas an sich, das mich gefesselt und zum Weiterlesen animiert hat. Ich kann nur nicht sagen, was der Grund dafür ist. Früher oder später werde ich das Buch nochmal lesen. Vielleicht wirkt es beim 2. Mal anders auf mich. Mal sehen. Jedenfalls werde ich die Folgeteile auch lesen :)

Veröffentlicht am 17.07.2017

The End :(

Preppy - Er wird dich erlösen
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The End :(

I don´t know how to start. I just know that I want more :P

Those characters became so close to me. Like I was part of their family as well. I´m glad TM Frazier says "Never say never" to ...

The End :(

I don´t know how to start. I just know that I want more :P

Those characters became so close to me. Like I was part of their family as well. I´m glad TM Frazier says "Never say never" to writing more books regarding this series, but still- it was a bittersweet ending and although I have still "All the Rage" and "The Dark Light" books left, I know I´ll miss those characters.

I´m not sure why exactly it was, maybe because I had a 2- day pause between reading Preppy 2 and 3, but somehow part 3 wasn´t as good as part 2. There was so much happening but at the same time nothing really happened. Like- something happened and then right on the next page it was done. And then: Next. But in general- all the questions I had after reading Preppy 2 were answered which was kinda funny to me. Felt like TM Frazier read my review to Preppy 2 and was working the answers into the story ;).

This book had me on edge for a while. While reading, it often seemed like Dre was talking in the past. Like she´s talking about them, their story. It also seemed like she´s saying goodbye. So I was constantly like : "No. Can´t be. Preppy can´t die again. Dre can´t die. nobody can die. She (TM Frazier) can´t kill anyone here. No way. Why the hell is this written like a goodbye? I don´t want anyone gone" :D Well. I won´t spoiler here, but let´s just say I´m happy with the ending, even though I shed a few tears ;)

Kevin was a good character. Loved how TM Frazier has written him. It was difficult to figure him and his intentions out as Preppy was pro Kevin while Dre was more contra Kevin. I couldn´t decide whether I wanted him to be the nice guy or the one who was the threat to the family.

I was confused a little bit when it came to who threatened them for several reasons. SPOILER START Preppy said somewhen at the beginning that it couldn´t be Eric as he´s dead. To me it seemed like Preppy was 100% sure that he was dead. Like he´s seen the dead body. So this was first what confused me. And then later when it came to revealing who was kidnapping Dre, it was kinda weird. The Jesus thing is funny. I don´t believe in God so yeah.. I don´t mind sth like that. But he had a new name. He was talking with Dre. He was close to her. And he just told her that the only thing he´s done is to become clean. But in this case she must have recognized him anyway. At least if he hadn´t had a beauty-op. I´ve seen lot´s of pictures of pre-use, use and after use druggies in the internet. They looked different, sure, but never like another human being. Therefore this was totally confusing me. Also how was he able to enter King´s s/Preppy´s house? I doubt he was invited to the wedding and there surely was security.hmm SPOILER END

I almost loved everything related to Preppy.

The scene with Bo in his hiding spot- loved it
The scene on MFI- funny, loved it
The scene SPOILER START on their wedding day. The speech and the thing with the grave for baby Clearwater -loved it SPOILER END
The scene with Grace- touching, loved it
The scene with King at the end- loved it
The end itself- loved it

This book had a lot of sentences I really am a fan of. I had to mark a few quotes in my Kindle <3

When it came to the big bam- I was disappointed. It was so short. BUT!!!! BO!!! Damn it. I NEVER EXPECTED THIS. This was a huge surprise. SPOILER START I thought Kevin would follow Preppy, King and Bear and would save Preppy and Dre. I mean- he´s Preppy´s brother. Thought he wouldn´t listen to orders like Preppy- he never listened too. But then... Bo. And he just did it. I just thought: "OMG"... "Whoa" and then "Totally Preppy´s son" :D SPOILER END

Everything with Bo melted my heart. Really EVERYTHING. so many scenes touched my heart that I was tearing up and lost a tear or two on the way to the next chapter.

When Preppy talked to Dre´s Dad about himself, about his past and who he is- that was perfect in my opinion. just perfect. I really love Preppy <3

The End- it was good but I´m sad that it ended. I kinda wish there would be an epilogue. I want to know more. I want to read about them being old and grey :D There´s just one thing I´m not happy about SPOILER START I loved the way Preppy and King talked. How they hugged and so on. But it felt like they´re saying goodbye to each other as well. I don´t want them to part ways. I want them to be as close as ever. I also wished King would´ve said that this house will always have a room for Preppy and one for Bear. Oh and I wanna know how many kids King and Doe are going to have haha SPOILER END

But all in all- I´m glad everything turned out the way it did.
This book and this series made me grin, laugh, cry, happy, sad, mad ... and much more.

I hope to feel all this again someday.
I hope to read more about all of them one day <3

<3 Preppy & Dre <3 ... <3 King & Doe <3 ... <3 Bear & Thia <3

Veröffentlicht am 13.07.2017

One of the best series within a series

Preppy - Er wird dich zerstören
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4,5 Stars

To be honest: I think this is one of the best series within a series :D

I know I mentioned it in all my other reviews to the King series, but I have to say it again: I LOVE PREPPY!

So far ...

4,5 Stars

To be honest: I think this is one of the best series within a series :D

I know I mentioned it in all my other reviews to the King series, but I have to say it again: I LOVE PREPPY!

So far Preppy 1 and Preppy 2 are my favorite books of the complete King series. Both books have almost everything I missed and this part had me feeling so much with the characters.

I loved reading about Preppy- how he struggled with life and the aftermath of his torture. How he hurt- mainly emotionally and psychologically. How he loved. How broken and lost he was. And finally- how he found himself. Somehow I can identify myself with him. On the outside I always show another side of me, while on the inside I´m like Preppy- broken. But although he was suffering, he was also the Preppy from the other books. The funny and strong one.

I loved Dre as well. Not as much as Preppy but still. She´s good for him.

This book had me feeling so much- I was hurting when Preppy did, I was sad, I was grinning and laughing, I was mad and so on. This is what a good book is made of. I want to feel and I want to feel connected to the characters. Preppy´s books are delivering it!

Again, lot´s of scenes were predictable but this time it didn´t bother me. I was totally into the story. I didn´t even miss the things I mentioned in my review to Preppy 1. I wanted to read about the bad, sick, dangerous side of Preppy but somehow I was so much into Preppy 2 that I didn´t think about that.

Every single scene with Preppy, Dre and Bo melted my heart. Who would have thought at the beginning of King and then also with the other books that this would happen? SPOILER START Preppy as a Dad- Didn´t think I could love him more but him being with a kid is soooo cute, sooo adorable <3 How he acted with Bo ...just aww. <3 SPOILER END

And then this end- again. Damn it! TM Frazier definitely loves cliffhangers :P
I mean- I knew that sth like that would happen but the question is- who is it? SPOILER START Is it the guy Preppy should have killed at the beginning of Preppy 1? The one who was with Dre and the other guy stealing the plants from Dre´s grandmother. I forgot his name.... Or is it Bo´s Dad? Maybe he didn´t die of the gunshots and wants revenge? Or Bo´s mother? Maybe she didn´t use all the Heroin and didn´t die? ...Oooor is this someone who worked with Chop and was part of Preppy´s torture? Sth. like that was mentioned in the hospital. I have to find out asap :D SPOILER END

There isn´t much I can complain about. I really loved this book. I just think the way how Preppy became his old self was a bit too quick. Like he got his gun and everything else is forgotten. Maybe it could have been a bit different but it´s ok. Also when King wanted to tattoo Preppy´s scars- didn´t really work for me in the moment when it was mentioned SPOILER START At this time, Preppy flinched whenever someone touched him, but then King wanted to tattoo him? I think it was a bit too soon SPOILER END But then the time changed, forward to 5 month later. Everything could have happened in those months. So yeah. Guess I have to imagine a bit myself ;)

About the other characters- I loved them all here. Especially King and Bear. Loved how much they care(d) about Preppy. One scene with Bear made me tear up a bit. It was so sweet and beautiful and sad at the same time. <3

I so can´t wait to read Preppy 3, although I dont want it to end. But I´m curious. I wanna know what´s going to happen to Preppy & Co. <3

Btw. : What happened to Dre´s grandmothers Pig? :D

Veröffentlicht am 12.07.2017

Oh Preppy, Oh Preppy

King - Er wird dich lieben
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3,75 Stars
(Info: You might just want to read this review if you already read King)

Oh Preppy, oh Preppy

3,75 Stars
(Info: You might just want to read this review if you already read King)

Oh Preppy, oh Preppy <3

Yesterday I read King, now I read Tyrant and I can´t wait to read more.

I loved Tyrant as well, but somehow not as much as I loved King.

I´m still in love with the characters. King, Preppy and now even Bear after I got to know him better in this book. Doe is great too, but... I really don´t know what it is but I just can´t connect to her completely. I was slightly bored in the middle of this book when there were a few chapters just of her point of view. Especially after Bears Dad delivered the "News" .....SPOILER START: To be honest-it was boring. She thought he was dead while I knew all the time that he couldn´t be, because there are more books to come- logic ;) SPOILER END ......I rather like reading Kings point of view. His life was more interesting as he is just the way he is and because of everything he´s doing.

I didn´t like Tanner from the beginning. Even in King. He was too nice to be likeable in my opinion. Therefore I wasn´t really surprised with the way the story continued and how it ended. Never had the feeling he could be the one for Doe.

I really, really, really loooooved Preppy. I can def. understand why he seems to be the fave character for everyone. He´s just awesome. I love how TM Frazier was able to write him into this book as well. His scenes always either made my grin or made me tearing up or both at the same time. I also now understand more the pancake thing- Because...Pancakes :P

One of the best parts of this book were all scenes with the children. So cute and adorable. Just awwww. I´m a sucker for stories with babies and kids and love how kids talk and act. Really just: awww. I was grinning all the time while reading those scenes. :D

As I already mentioned in my review to King, I am missing emotions. It would make it easier to connect completely with everyone. I´d love to have read more about their feelings about Preppy, about their past, their current situations .....SPOILER START: Doe wasn´t really grieving after she learned about King´s death. Most women would break down, crying when they hear that the love of their life died. But not here- not really :/ SPOILER END..... Sadness, anger, love, fear, etc. It would make them more real. Everything happened so fast- like scene,cut, scene, cut, scene, cut. It was the same with the first book. It could have been a bit darker as well. Eli, Isaac & Co- why not writing scenes that make my skin crawl? There is so much potential. I´m glad that TM Frazier isn´t afraid to write about scenes I don´t often read-like rape, but still... it feels like it was just mentioned and that´s it. I need more insight in what the characters feel before, during and after those scenes. More suffering when sth happened, although sometimes when sth happened in the past or at the moment (f.e. What Preppy´s Dad did to Preppy, and what happened to Bear in Tyrant) I feel sorry for the characters. But the aftermath is missing- the psychological aspects. But that´s just my opinion.

There were quite a lot mistakes in Tyrant as well. I hope some editor will work on that someday.

I read this book in one sitting so I def. enjoyed it.
I loved how the book ended. I was really happy for King :)
I think there were no questions left- at least for this couple.

Book No. 3 will be read asap! <3

Veröffentlicht am 12.07.2017

Finally

King - Er wird dich besitzen
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Finally. Finallly!

This series was on top of my to-do list for years! I just waited until I had all books to read them back to back and now I do. Yay

I was so exited to dive into this book, that I began ...

Finally. Finallly!

This series was on top of my to-do list for years! I just waited until I had all books to read them back to back and now I do. Yay

I was so exited to dive into this book, that I began it with a grin on my face :)
This book started so good. It´s a bit different. King and Preppy - the way they met and the way they talked- LOVED it. The way the first chapter was made, really made me want to continue reading this book. :D

Preppy was definitely my fave character. He was awesome. Funny, weird and caring (as long as it´s about the ppl that mean sth to him). I really fell in love with him. I´d love to have a best friend like him <3

King is my No. 2 fave character. Sometimes he acted a bit stupid but that´s human, right?
Doe was fine. I didn´t connect to her the way I had to Preppy and King, but there´s still another book to come that can change it ;) But as a Designer myself, that they love to draw and sketch and make their own art is a huge plus point for this book :D

I kinda liked Bear but the bit I read about him wasn´t enough to make up my mind. He will have to prove himself to me in the following books :P

The story itself was good. Dark but also fun. This book made my grin, laugh...and cry :( It made me: think "whoa!" a few times. Some authors don´t want to write scenes that could disturb readers but TM Frazier doesn´t and I love it. I want to read about the bad stuff. Stuff that also happens to some in real life. Love TM Frazier for not being afraid to write those scenes. I def. was engrossed in this book and didn´t want to put it down!

I kinda knew what was going to happen as some ppl in the TM Frazier Facebook group spoilered (shame on you :P ) and also the titles of Preppy´s books give a clue. "The thing" that happened therefore wasn´t a surprise. But the scene at the closet when Doe found the letter and when she read it out loud- my eyes went blurry, I was tearing up, I was crying silently :(

SPOILER: Why did he had to die?! He didn´t deserve it :( :P I´ll miss him

There is one thing I´m kinda disappointed about. :P The pancakes are such a huge deal in the TM Frazier Facebook Group and in general everywhere ppl talk about this series. But now that I´ve read King- I don´t really get it. It was mentioned twice or so. Preppy made them once but he also was cooking other stuff. It´s not like this is a typical Preppy thing :/ But maybe I will understand it better when I read the other books of this series.

The ending was- wow. Interesting, sad, confusing and it def. makes me start reading book 2 asap! So many things I want to know!

I´m nur sure why I couldn´t rate this book higher. I really loved it but I was kinda missing sth too. Maybe I missed emotions? Like they are really throwing a fit or they are angry or sad or whatever. Maybe those emotions could have been more intense? Also sometimes, I think their conversations were a bit weird? Like nonstop talking? Not sure if I remember correctly but I think it seemed quite unnatural for someone to talk so much at once. Or it´s just me as I barely talk at all.

This book has quite a lot spelling/grammar mistakes :( TM Frazier needs a new Editor.

I´d love to have this book made into a movie. While reading this book, I had actors for Preppy and Grace in my mind. Doesn´t happen often to me. So I guess this means I want a movie about it! ;) :P

All in all- I can recommend it. Not to everyone, though, as not all love dark reads and are sensitive about a few topics but those who aren´t bothered by it should read this book!