Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

CorruptPages: 460

Goodreads Rating: 4.03 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Dark, Romantic Suspense

Publication Date: November 17th 2015

Publisher: Self published

Summary:

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Erika

I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

His name is Michael Crist.

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

But I noticed him.

I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.

Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.

Because he’s finally noticed me.

Michael

Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.

In my city.

Unprotected.

The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.

We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.

***Corrupt can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhanger.

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Next to Never by Penelope Douglas

ntnPages: 200

Goodreads Rating: 4.42 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: January 17th 2017

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Summary (Goodreads):

New York Times bestseller Penelope Douglas introduces Quinn, younger sister to Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon, in the latest novella in the series that began with Jared and Tate in Bully….

Quinn Caruthers has several problems.

Her father, Jason, and her three older brothers, Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon.

Under the close watch of the men in her family, Quinn has found it nearly impossible to spread her wings—or even date—without them jumping in to hover. And when a family friend—several years older—from her childhood captures her heart, she knows they’re going to be a problem. Lucas Morrow is a man—experienced, sophisticated, and important. And knowing her brothers, he may as well be forbidden.

But Lucas left town years ago and shows no signs of returning. Quinn knows she shouldn’t wait for him anymore.

But then a package turns up on her doorstep with no return address and its contents reveal family secrets that threaten to turn Quinn’s world upside down. She’s never asked about the tumultuous path of her parents’ romantic history, but she soon learns their happy marriage had a very rocky and passionate start.

As she begins to see things around her with new eyes, Quinn will have to make tough choices about whether she’ll keep waiting…or finally go after what she really wants.

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Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

p57Pages: 371

Goodreads Rating: 4.31 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: October 21st

Publisher: Self published

Summary (Goodreads):

“We were perfect together. Until we met.”

Misha

I can’t help but smile at the words in her letter. She misses me.

In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.

It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…

And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.

Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.

We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?

Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?

F*ck it. I need to meet her.

I just don’t expect to hate what I find.

Ryen

He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.

Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his number or picture or something.

He could be gone forever.

Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.

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[DAY 2] 3 Days, 3 Quotes Book Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Sandee of Aria Stuck in Wonderland to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Book Tag. Thank you for tagging me! Continuing my consecutive book quotes when you thought it’s still Sept. 19..but nah.. it’s already September 20 (which is supposed to be the DAY 3 lol). 😀

The Rules for this tag:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post 3 quotes per post for 3 consecutive days. (this has been edited; people have been changing this to fit their likings)
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

My Quotes for the Day

“Some mistakes… Just have greater consequences than others. But you don’t have to let the result of one mistake be the thing that defines you. You, Clark, have the choice not to let that happen.”

MBY

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

  • This book has been recommended to me by my lovely book girlfriends and it never disappointed me. Not only it will make you swoon and as well as emotionally invested with the story. It truly is one of the best books I’ve read so far this year and I can’t wait to see the movie next year! This book tackles about Euthanasia. Sam Claflin as Will Traynor (a quadriplegic man. Before his accident, he’s a successful, rich and an adventurous man.) and Emilia Clarke (Traynor’s carer who tries to convince him to live. However, she really doesn’t have life. She seems lost to find what she loves.) as Lou Clark.  All I can say is, grab some tissues for this. So much life lessons in this book and great for book discussions. 🙂 (Just read it.)

“Yesterday lasts forever.
Tomorrow comes never.
Until you”

BULLY

Bully by Penelope Douglas

  • Are you into books with bad boys in it? This might be for you. There might be dramas and angst in this book but I’m just hooked with the story. It’s about this girl who is bullied by her former best friend, when she got enough of his harassment, she starts fighting back and tries to find the reason why their friendship faded. I can tell you this is quite intense. Remember, don’t let bullies get you. These people tend to hurt someone else to release their frustrations. Jared Trent is famous for that. Go Tate! (GIRL POWER) 🙂  (Recommended for 18+)

“We’re all more than the person we show to everyone else.”

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Golden by Jessi Kirby

  • One of the most beautiful YA contemporary books ever written. It made me reminisce of High School days and question myself : What do you see yourself 5 years from now? It’s one of those moments that sometimes you are list in thought. We get to choose what we want. In every choices we make, there’s always an outcome. It can be fruitful or not. Still, it’s worthwhile because we learn something from it. I highly recommend this.

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