Elena’s Picks: Say it with a Kiss… (part 3)

You all know by now how much I love sharing some of my favorite kissing scenes in books, right? Well, who doesn’t love kissing? 😉

So here are some more steamy and sensual kisses…

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Elena’s Book Crushes: Kayden Owens and Weston Michels

Hello everyone!

This is my first post of 2014, so I wanted to wish you all an amazing New Year full of joy, love and, of course, great reading material! 😉

Today I’m sharing with you my love for two other awesome Book Boyfriends of mine…Kayden Owens from The Coincidence Series by Jessica Sorensen and Weston Michels from Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken.

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Elena reviews: The Redemption of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

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The synopsis:

The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is out. Worse, he’s facing charges for battery. The only way he stands a chance against the charges is if Callie speaks up, something he’ll never ask her to do.

Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But saving him means admitting her secrets aloud. Callie and Kayden are stronger than they think, especially when they’re together. Together they move forward, face their demons, and finally start to heal from their traumatic pasts.

My review:

“Before you, there was just pain and emptiness and I really didn’t care if I lived or died. I was just there, existing at the surface of the water, not quite drowing, but not quite able to beathe. And then you came along, and I could finally breathe.” The Redemption of Callie and Kayden

Since I read The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden, the first book in the series (of which you can find my review here), I was dying to get The Redemption of Callie and Kayden in my hands. Callie and Kayden are among my unforgettable fictional couples — I fell in love with their story since the first moment, and I wanted them to find their happy ending.

In this second installment, I was blown away by how strong and mature these characters become. In the first book, we saw them getting to know each other, falling in love, but there were lots of demons from their pasts lurking in the shadows…We knew Callie’s secret and we saw Kayden helping her recognize and embrace her self worth. Now it’s Callie that needs to save Kayden…

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Elena’s Picks: Unforgettable Fictional Couples (part 2)

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A few months ago, I shared with you in this post some of my favorite fictional couples, those couples I can’t stop thinking about. And today I want to talk about some other fictional couples that have captured me completely.

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Elena’s Picks: Say it with a Kiss… (Part 2)

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Hello everyone!

A few months ago I shared some of my favorite kissing scenes in books in the post you can read here. (from Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard, Easy by Tammara Webber, Sempre by JM Darhower, The Future of Our Past by Kahlen Aymes, and Paradise by Judith McNaught.)  Today I want to share some other beautiful kisses from books I absolutely loved. Get ready to swoon!

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Elena reviews: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

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The synopsis:

There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.

Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.

For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life.  As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.

Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.

My review:

When I read The Secret of Ella and Micha and its sequel, The Forever of Ella and Micha, (you can find my reviews here and here) I knew Jessica Sorensen was going to become one of my favorite authors. And indeed, with The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden, she delivers another great story full of passion, love, hope and themes of salvation that characterize Sorensen’s novels.

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