Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Stolen Course by Aly Martinez

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Title: Stolen Course (Wrecked and Ruined #2)
Author: Aly Martinez
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 19, 2014

Stolen_Ebook_dpi_ful_colorl-2SMALL I fell in love with Manda Baker eight years ago, and I loved her to the core of her soul. We were supposed to have that elusive happily ever after and spend a lifetime together. But that was all before she was STOLEN from me. Her best friend, Sarah Erickson, killed her. It wasn’t intentional. It was far worse. Everyone claims it was just an accident, but I can see through the lies. Even if it’s with my dying breath, I will make her pay for what she did. Fate hates me. It robbed me of my first love and left me to navigate through this world emotionless and numb. Then, one day, spiteful fate gave me a woman to fill my shattered soul and make me feel again. It gave me Emma Jane Erickson. Now I spend my days searching for the answers that will ruin Sarah and my nights falling in love with her sister—the one person who is bound and determined to save her. But what happens when everything you know to be true explodes around you? Who will be left to pick up the pieces, and who will need to be saved from the wreckage?  
**Each book in this series can be read as a stand alone.**


Nikki, I have a confession to make…

Uh oh... What did you do now?!

Nothing! Why do you always assume I did something!? You’re the one that’s always up to something! I’m the angel. Anyway, I really regret not reading Changing Course before this reading this. Because this book was FREAKING AWESOME! And you just know that if this was a billion stars worthy, that has to be out of this world!

OMG! I was just thinking THE SAME THING!!!!! high five

OMG! We're 


rolling on the floor That was awesome!

You know, when I first signed us up to read this, I totally expected a book full of drama and angst and emotion. And while that’s exactly what we got, it was also so much more. There was humor and snark and STEAM! It was everything I couldn’t have hoped for and more.

You ain't lyin! (oops my Southern twang is comin out) I was actually a little weary about this at first, seeing as I knew going in that there was gonna be the heart wrenching aspect from losing a loved one. I tend to shy away from sad tales, as I really love HEA stories. I was blown away! Yes I teared up quite a few times, but I also laughed my @$$ off throughout pretty much this entire book!

OMG! Me too! I was running errands with a family member and stayed in the car just to sneak some time with Caleb. I was so glad that I was in a locked car because I was laughing my butt off at times. If anyone had been with me, they would have thought I was crazy. This book should totally come with a warning label saying “WARNING: May Cause You to Laugh Like an Idiot in Public!”

LOL! It totally should! I freaking loved the banter between Caleb and Emmy! And speaking of her, I'm not even ashamed to say, I totally have a girl crush on her! I her! She was such an awesome chick. She was so understanding with him and she was up front from the beginning that she wasn't trying to replace Manda, it endeared me to her even more. But at the same time, she didn't take the crap he dished to her when he was angry. And let's be honest, Caleb was an Alpha male so he could throw some crap! Nope. My girl here just dished it right back.

Oh, Caleb was totally alpha! But on him it worked. Even when he was being alpha idiot, he never irritated me. But I also had plenty of time in his head. But instead of irritating me, he made me swoon. As for Emmy…she was awesome. And you’re totally right, she was extremely understanding and sweet about Caleb’s past and Manda. She totally respected what he’d had and never tried to replace that. Emmy is definitely someone that I could see myself being friends with. Actually, she kind of reminded me of you. winking

AWWWW!!!!!! Emmy reminded you of MOI!!! big grin I think I may shed a happy tear! :D But yes, I agree about Caleb. I think when the author does an alpha male as a somewhat jerk, it really helps when we get his pov. That way, we don't hate him since we can really get in his head, like you said, and see what he's feeling while he spouts mean shit.

EXACTLY! And he even told you (multiple times) that he couldn’t control his mouth and he was a jerk. So once you saw through his mouth, it was totally easy to love him. blushing I want my own Caleb.

Oh I so want my own Caleb too! Because even though he could be a jerk, he loved Emmy with everything he had. He was the best.

I actually loved all the guys…and that brings me to a particular event. How should we address this? Obviously, we don’t want to give it away.

Oh boy. I fear this will be difficult. You know how I love spoilers... But, for once, I don't want to spoil a book! There's a twist. And I didn't see it coming until it was right there.

You’re right. This is a book that shouldn’t be spoiled. And I was rolling my eyes at how stupid I was for not seeing the twist coming. I figured there would be one and looking back I can see the set up for it, but I didn’t figure it out before it happened. 

Exactly how I felt! big grin I thought it was tragic, and heartbreaking, but at the same time I felt a little relieved. Jeez I better stop... You know how little self-control I have!

LOL. Ok, I’ll change the subject…there was something else that happened in the book involving Emmy, Caleb and a gummy bear. And I have to say that there were a couple moments that I thought something bad was going to happen involving the gummy bear. I was dreading that.

I know! That was also unexpected but so welcome! I had to laugh out loud when Emmy said "gummy bear".

Oh! Me too! That was a total “awwww!” moment. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve officially joined the Aly Martinez chapter of the Author Stalker Club! 

OMG ME TOO!!!! We need to make stickers!

rolling on the floor DUDE. You really think I haven't already DONE that!?

Lol. Sweet. big grin

So, are we agreed that this was a total was 5 stars read?

No, it’s not 5 stars. It's 5++++++++++++++++++++++ stars!

Uh…I don’t think we go that high. But I think we both agree that this book is definitely one people shouldn’t miss! 

Definitely not! This author really has a way with words and how she weaved such a heartbreaking, yet hilarious tale of lost love, then new love was just awesomesauce! I have definitely found a new author that I will be stalking!

This is a book that should definitely not be missed!

Changing Course (Wrecked and Ruined #1)

7374424Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in Chicago, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side. After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

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