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I'm A Book Shark

Freelance copyeditor to all amazing self-published and independent authors. Check out my editing page for more information. <3 Mickey is the blogger behind I’m A Book Shark. She really wishes there was a better explanation for why she’s a book shark. A new twitter name was needed, and it had to be about her favorite hobby: reading! For whatever reason, sharks also came to mind, and a book shark was born. Besides reading, Mickey is a natural reddish-headed, late-twenties, tattooed, entertainment-of-all-kinds lover, wife of husband, mother of reptiles (and a cat and two puppies, all spoiled), student, employee, boss, and (mostly) raw vegan. Oh yeah, and she likes to blog. www.imabookshark.com

Currently reading

The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World
Dalai Lama XIV, Howard C. Cutler
Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves
Joseph Bruchac, Kersten Hamilton, Sara Zarr, Mitali Perkins, Mari Mancusi, Stasia Ward Kehoe, Ellen Hopkins, Dave Roman, Don Tate, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Caridad Ferrer, Jessica Lee Anderson, Melissa Walker, Carrie Jones, Charles Benoit, Jo Whittemore, Mariko Tamaki, Jenn
Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares: How to Avoid Unplanned and Unwanted Grammar Errors
Jenny Baranick
Budget Savvy Diva's Guide to Slashing Your Grocery Bill by 50% or More
Sara Lundberg
The Edge of Never
J.A. Redmerski
Camouflaged
Selena Laurence
Down to You - M. Leighton This one was entertaining, a little predictable, and kind of gross. I wrote a lot of notes and left them at work, but I do remember a few things. So here's a list with the good and bad in no particular order.

-Urine yellow? REALLY? Who does that?
-Quite a few verb tenses were incorrect. This book was written in present tense, but it used past perfect when it wasn't needed. Past tense would have actually been appropriate.
-Many phrases were overused, such as 'so effin' sexy/hot.' It was annoying.
-The end does make me want to check out the next book in the series!
-I got really tired of Olivia coming up with reasons and excuses that weren't even valid. She'd say that Nash was a really good guy, but really good guys do NOT hit on and almost sleep with other girls when they have girlfriends. Period. He wasn't a good guy, and he wasn't trying to do the right thing. UGH.
-That MAJOR thing she's confused about in the middle? Yeah. OH MY GOD. I would HOPE that has never actually happened. I'm sure it has, but thank goodness I've never questioned anything remotely close to that. GOOD GRIEF, people.

That basically sums up how I felt about the book. I called the main twist fairly early on. Olivia irritated me sometimes, and I didn't feel like the alternating POVs really helped for some reason. I listened to the audio, and I didn't like the guy's narration, so maybe that's why. Either way, I was definitely entertained. And like I mentioned, a little grossed out. Some of the sexier things in this book creeped me out a little bit. I won't mention what in the review to keep it clean, but seriously. Am I that far removed from steamy romance that I was actually grossed out more than once? Hmm.

Anyway, I'll probably try out the next one. Or something from her other series. :o)