Saturday, July 13, 2013

Coffee Pot Reviews: Try Me by Diane Alberts & Faking It by Cora Carmack


 Coffee Pot Reviews
Welcome to Coffee Pot Reviews! These are short and sweet reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew! I have two yummy adult books to share with you.  Adult books contain mature content and are not intended for readers under 18 years of age. I've got iced mocha coffee so grab a cup and enjoy! 




Try Me
by Diane Alberta 
Series: Take a Chance #1
Publisher: Entangled (Ever After)
Publication date: May 24, 2012
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Source: Purchase
Purchase*: Barnes and Noble/Amazon


What happens in Vegas...can lead to romance. It took one wild night for Sergeant Jeremy Addison to realize that Vegas? Was a bad idea. Bloody. Bruised. Dehydrated. Abandoned in the desert, and left to stagger down the road. The only way this leave could get worse was if his savior was his ex-best friend's sister...and the girl he'd loved since childhood. The last person Erica expected to find on the roadside was her high school crush. She hadn't seen Jeremy in seven years—ever since the night he said he loved her, and she ran away. Losing him then had been a mistake, but wanting him now could be catastrophic if he discovered the secret that chased every other man from her life. But with a tall, tattooed Marine determined to prove he's always been faithful, can Erica resist his advances...or will she surrender ground and give love a try?
Try Me is a novella and the first book in the Take a Chance series. It features military men, which I adore and it tackled some issues like trust, physical scars and misunderstanding. I liked Erica and Jeremy and their banter. The author's writing style was smooth and easy. She took us from beginning to end fairly well but in order to do that we lost some sweet moments, information and the slow-building that I love in my romances. I think I would have enjoyed a full-length novel of their story more. Overall this was a quick, sweet read that I devoured in about twenty minutes. It was written well and I would try this author again. 

Two cups of coffee out of five 
Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Faking It 
by Cora Carmack 
Series: Losing It #2
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: June 4, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Source: Purchase
Purchase*: Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Book Depository
My Review of book one: Losing It 

Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade. Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.
Predictable? Yes. Worth the Read? Heck yes! I really enjoyed Losing It and was determined to read Cade's story on release day and I am so glad I did! Faking It was wonderful, with flesh-out characters and hot steamy scenes with enough angst, heartbreak and tender moments to keep you turning the pages. Carmack switched things up and offered us a smexy good-boy and a jaded bad girl and what a delicious combination. I loved Max, from her colored hair to her breathtaking music. The chemistry between them felt real, and was so hot my fingers got burned! I laughed, cried and giggled my way through this one. Next up is Finding It and we will get Kelsey's story. Carmack is easily one of my favorite new authors.

Four cups of coffee out of five
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38 Comments:

At July 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Enjoy, I like Cormack:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM , Anonymous GRgenius said...

See I was wondering about FAKING it as I have the first in my to read pile. Sounds good...thanks for the peek ahead! ^-^

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:46 PM , Anonymous Cyn said...

"Predicable? Yes. Worth the read? Heck yes!" - I totally agree about Faking it! I think there was a point I was yelling "Nooo guys! Get it together! You guys are sooooo cute together! Don't screw it up!" haha. But yes, totally enjoyed Max and Cade together, they compliment each other well. Awesome mini review!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:46 PM , Anonymous emaginette said...

Faking It sound delicious. :-)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh before book three's release! I love that they are self-contained.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I really like this author, she makes me giggle, fall in love and get completely swept up in the tale,

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Aurian.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM , Anonymous Aurian said...

Nice stories, I think I would like to read them both.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM , Anonymous Jan@Notes from a Readerholic said...

Faking It sounds very good. I haven't been reading many contemporary romances lately, but this one tempts me! Good review!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:48 PM , Anonymous Trish Hannon said...

Losing it and Faking it both sound like so much fun. Someday I'm going to buy both together and sit down and enjoy :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Faking It is worthy of your kindle, and it's only 2.99. I love this author:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

did you mean you have Try Me? or am I clueless? LOL

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:48 PM , Anonymous Bea @ Bea's Book Nook said...

I've been wanting to read both of these but they sound like library books and I doubt if mine has them. Oh well.


Good reviews. :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:48 PM , Anonymous Jenea Whittington said...

Awe, well that kinda sucks, I have Take A Chance but haven't read it yet. I like watching the romance grow. I'm glad that you enjoy Faking it though. :) Great reveiws

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I liked Try Me, I just didn't love it and wanted more depth.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM , Anonymous Andrea @The Bookish Babe said...

Great reviews! I've heard good things about Try Me, sorry you found it lacking. And everyone seems to love Faking It!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Melissa, this is how I fit my own reads and things into my blog's calendar..haha. Plus they are just fun to write and I get to make a pot of coffee..it's a win-win!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Danielle, next week I may have a few reviews that will tempt you!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I agree Cora's books are fun. I didn't realize Try Me was a novella either.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

*does fangirl dance with you* I had the chance to chat with her, she is bright, funny and has so many ideas!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I am really loving this series and the characters. I was that way with Pushing the Limit and then was kicking myself for not reading it sooner!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

she made me giggle too, hope you read this soon:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

you do and you will love it

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM , Anonymous Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf said...

I keep hearing great things about Cormack! Love the mini reviews!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM , Anonymous Danielle Chapman said...

Now sure if either book is for me but I do enjoy your honest and helpful reviews.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM , Anonymous Ellen said...

I love your coffee pot reviews. I think I have try me. I didn't realize it was a novella. Sometimes I like them and sometimes they just don't quite do it. Fake Me was just great. Cora Carmack's novels are just plain fun.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM , Anonymous Danny Bookworm said...

Love Cora Cormack!!!! and I enjoyed Faking IT even more than Losing It, just because it was with a bad girl and a good boy - I loved this twist in a usual setting:)))

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:53 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I am looking forward to the next one too:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:53 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Carmack delivered in my opinion and I hope you enjoy it!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:53 PM , Anonymous Sharon - Obsession with Books said...

Faking It was a fun read! I'm excited for the next book in the series and I do love the smexy cover of Try Me.

Fantastic coffee pot reviews Kimba! :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:53 PM , Anonymous Jennifer Bielman said...

I am so, so excited for Faking It. I really liked Losing it. I have to read this soon.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:53 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Ro, I have a lot of fun doing my coffee pot reviews .i do them a couple times a month and peeps love them:) psst..i won't tell Lindy you were on her computer. *zips lip*

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:53 PM , Anonymous Lindy Gomez said...

Kim,

Thanks so much for the coffee pot reviews, I LOVE this idea!!! These sound great, and I am putting them on my list of TBR!!!



Thank You so much!


RO
A Bookish Escape
P.S. I'm using Lindy's computer right now!!!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:54 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh it was!!!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:54 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Cyn..i am loving Carmack right now!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:57 PM , Anonymous Tanja said...

I'll be the last person to read that Losing It series. I have seen so many reviews for it that I simply can't go without reading it. I'm glad that this one didn't disappoint. :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:58 PM , Anonymous kindlemom1 said...

Faking it is on my must read soon list, well that and the first one, yes I suck, I haven't read either of them yet!


And LOL at naughty Christy's remark!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:58 PM , Anonymous Christy (Love of Books) said...

I do enjoy gazing at the cover of Try Me... I like to try what's ON the cover! And I still need to read Losing It - I actually do want to read it.

 

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