Saturday, July 6, 2013

[Double Book Review!] Made For You by Vi Keeland

Belong To You (Cole, #1)Belong To You
Vi Keeland
My honeymoon was almost everything I dreamed it would be, a tropical paradise, turquoise water, romantic walks on the beach, and loads and loads of mind shattering sex. The only thing missing was the groom. 

After seven years of coasting through a relationship with Michael, my senses were numb. A week of passion with a stranger was just what I needed to clear my head and take back control of my life. But how do you move on when the man that was only supposed to be a fling somehow seeps into your soul and steals your heart?

"If I don't bury myself inside of you within the next five minutes, you aren't going to be able to walk tomorrow."

First half of the book was pretty Fifty-Shades-of-Greyer for me. Sex sex and more sex. I mean I'm not complaining but just wanted to see some deep thoughts come out of the two characters. Sydney was a little depressing as well but that was understandable since her relationship ended and she was trying to tough it out. So meeting Jack and spending all that time with him helped her get through whatever she was going through. 

"You're a mother's dream, tall, dark and handsome,
 good manners, straight teeth and wealthy."

"What about her daughter's dream. How am I doing there?"
"Fulfilling them all." I lifted my head to kiss him softly.

Second half of the book is where I actually saw who the characters were and their actual story. I think it must have been the Hawaii setting because vacation sex is only vacation sex until you come back and actually have to be yourself. The only thing that was a turn off for me was that it was kind of "big deal" situation where one thing leads to another and you have this whole thing blow up. But I'm glad I had the second book handy so that I could go straight back to the story ;)

"Who do you belong to, Syd?"

"You, Jack."
"Say it, Syd."
"I belong to you."

Made for You (Cole, #2)Made For You
Vi Keeland
Jack and Syd spent a week in paradise. It was only supposed to be a fling. But life can be funny sometimes, and circumstances brought them back together again. Together they seemed to have found their happy ever after. But when Sydney is offered a chance at the career she has always wanted, she must leave Jack behind to follow her dreams. Can their love survive long distance? Sydney’s touring with a man every woman wants, but he only has eyes for Syd. And an unexpected tragedy leaves Jack feeling remorseful. Can the two find a way through to forever?

"Do you trust me, Syd?" I looked Jack in the eyes, not needing any time to consider my answer. "Unconditionally". 
Made For You was a very different read for me than the first book. I was surprised at how much deeper it was. It was like the author knew was I was thinking when I was starting to read Belong To You! The story goes back to Jack and Sydney's story where they have to part their ways again. Jack knows that he cannot hold Syd and needs to let her go so that she can find herself. 

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Being apart from each other brings some challenges and it's amazing to see how the story turns out. This was a sweet and raw with emotions read that I very enjoyed and defininely reccomend to everyone. I suggest reading both of the books in this series because since the first one is more of a story line, the second one will leave you speechless. 

About the Author 
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with six uniquely insane siblings. She has three children of her own that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night! After years of thinking about writing her own book, she finally took the leap in 2012. Her most recent book, Belong to You, was published in April 2013 and hit number 8 in the Amazon Erotica Best Seller's list in its first five days! The sequel to Belong to You, Made for You, is due out on July 1st, 2013.

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