“I wish I could truly hear the way normal people do.
Surely it has nothing to do with the fact I wonder what
his heart would sound like beating in his if I lay
my head on it. I can’t work it out and I don’t like it.”
― Undeniable, Cherrie M. Hudson
Undeniable by Cherie M. Hudson is a lite new adult contemporary romance. It is heart warming, mixed with funny scenes and horny bits.
Premature birth and an ear infection caused Chase to have a hearing deficiency. She is deaf in one ear and partially deaf on the other. She grew up with an overly protected by her father, bullied by other kids, but these never stopped Chase from being independent, a fighter that she is. Although, these events made her snarky, sarcastic and have an issue about people who wants to protect her just because of her defect.
She was determined to forget a solid heartache caused by her college professor, who made her believe that she is a normal and special girl, only to find out that she was used as a bed warmer, just one of his conquers. Now she is waiting for the Australian Hunk named Caden, her brother-in-law’s cousin to arrive at the airport. A guy who overly in love with her and Chase can’t deny their connection.
Caden is head over heels with Chase. The moment he saw her, he knew that he has to make that girl his. Desperate to show his honest intention, even with Chase always shaking him off and absolutely making a clear “YOU-ARE-NOT-MY-TYPE” impression. Caden is now out to get Chase and make her realize that she is also in love with him.
I was at first interested in the story, Chase is a very interesting character. She truly is strong, she expresses herself artistically through her body, I visualized her as a punk chick ready to kick ass anytime. But for a deaf who seems to be anti-social, and according to her she hates to be around people aside from her really close friends, she talks a lot in her head. At first, I find her amusing, admire her on how she see things as if she had loads to say about everything, that is not in any way would help the story, I found myself a bit annoyed by it.
She most of the time hates her defect and seems to blames it for all the negativities in her life, her personality evolves around those situations. Perhaps it’s the reason why she falls for the wrong person. I can’t seem to understand why she hates people who (perhaps…) genuinely expressing compassion towards her. Maybe she doesn’t like it or is fed up with it, but I think she can consider thinking that these people don’t usually interact with a person with a defect and would normally act carefully around them. But hell yeah, she can bitch out with the insensitive ones!
Caden, on the other hand, is nothing but a lovesick dog. Although I admire him being the gentleman that he is and his attachment to animals. He is sensitive enough to always put Chase feelings in everything he does and I give him an A+ plus for not going down easily when Chase wanted to go to the motel and get working.
Undeniable is an O.K. read for me. The author had created the world where we could look inside a person with a hearing deficiency. Made me realize that we should be careful on how we act around them. Sure, we tend to careful but being careful sometimes made them even feel worst. Cherie M. Hudson gives you the feel not just read, of what the character is going through, I specifically enjoy reading what’s on Caden’s head. Undeniable is your light comedy romance for you.
May 26, 2016 | Momentum
New Adult, Contemporary, Romance Netgalley, Received a free copy My Rating: 3 Stars Plot: Fast Paced Page Turner:a bit Continued?:No. This is a standalone in the Always Series Recommended: Yes, You should give this book a chance!
“He watched her, listened to her, and knew she was
truly asleep. He kissed her forehead and found the act
pleasing for its own sake. And, he admitted as he licked
his lips, it was enjoyable for other reasons.
Meg wasn’t bitable, but he really did like the taste of her.”
― Written in Red, Anne Bishop
Written in Red by Anne Bishop is a completely unique world that has stunned me with curiosity. I can almost hear Princess Jasmine singing a “Whole New World” with this novel. She created the world where her characters would perfectly fit into and would make the readers want to step into the book and explore more.
The story started with a girl named Meg Corbyn, (or is it?) freezing to death and desperately wanting to escape from people that has been hunting her for her power, people who only saw her as a property. She wanted to escape so bad that she didn’t mind entering a location where humans are considered meat. She has heard about “The Others” and their terrible power which are attuned to nature. No human laws are applied in their sanctuary, a place where Meg thought she would be safe.
Simon Wolfguard is the leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, one of the many sanctuaries of The Others. He knows Meg is different from any other humans he had met, and he know’s that she had a secret the moment she entered the Howling Good Reads Bookstore to inquire for the Human Liaison Job. But what it is about her that made him trust this complete stranger, more so a human? Trust her enough to let her inside the courtyard which no humans has ever stepped on? Does knowing the reason behind her secret be enough to protect her?
Okay, deep breath! If you are tired of reading the same concept, same story plot, same boring worlds… then this book is highly recommended for you. At first, I was completely curious on how the author can pull out a story about mythical, elemental creatures who exists in the world living amongst human, looking like humans and living with the aid of technology too. It was such a great idea that I was enticed to read the book in just one sitting.
Meg Corbyn is one heck of a protagonist. I like her strong personality, her kindness and how she can bite back with bitchy remarks if she needs to. She has limited knowledge about living normally as a human which made her so innocent about things. I guess that’s why the Others were confused about her.
“You weren’t afraid of me when I was Wolf,” he said.
“Why are you afraid of Nathan?”
“He’s got big feet!”
― Anne Bishop, Written in Red
She gives her best into everything she does and somehow gives off the feeling that she really wants to belong to a place where she can call home.
Simon Wolfguard is your big bad hunk wolf that you can swoon over any day you like. He is head strong and knows responsibilities and obligations at best. At first, I thought he would instantly fall for Meg since in the early chapters he made it quite clear that Meg is different but surprising as the book is, Simon Wolfguard did not disappoint. He had glaring, snapping, screaming battles with Meg first before he softens and, are they a couple in the end? No. Not yet. (Finger crossed!! )
“The sweatshirt was big on her and she looked ridiculous. He liked it.
And he liked that she was wearing something that carried his scent.”
― Written in Red, Anne Bishop
But that is what I love most, seeing the development of their relationship. The progress, the sweet little nothings, the thrill of them being together is what makes you want to read more!
The characters of the book are astounding. They are all so unique and you’ll probably fall in love with all of them because they are all lovable and they value friendship to the highest level! Amongst the vampires, wolves, bear, crows, coyote, elemental ( a girl called Winter) and the hell-bent kiss-ass girl who changes hairstyle and color according to her mood which is probably a grim reaper, I adored the ponies!! Ahahah! Yes! the ponies and their love for sweets.
This book is an absolute hidden gem amongst your paranormal, urban fantasy books. World-building, the plot, characters, writing is simply marvelous!
“You know that place between nightmares and dreams? The place where tomorrows never come and yesterdays don’t hurt anymore? The place where your heart beats in sync with mine? The place where time doesn’t exist, ad it’s easy to breathe?
I’ve always read books that have great story but with not so good ending, but this time I think I finally found my happy ending!
The Air He Breathe by Brittainy Cherry is about two hearts finding each other amidst all the pain they’ve been through. Tristan and Liz both have dark past and heartbreaks to deal with. Something you can never recover from.
Liz took off with her daughter and would desperately try to live anew. She refuses to end up like her mother who is constantly having a new man in her life almost every week, just to stop the pain and fill the emptiness with temporary joy. She was determined, even if she is broken, shattered into pieces, for her daughter… she would.
And then she met Tristan, many people warned her against him. He is the wrong kind of person to be with, hell, even just talk with, but Lis saw differently. Tristan is hiding something from those cruel, cold eyes and bad attitude, something she can relate with. Liz understands because she is exactly like him.
“You’re beautiful. You’re a beautiful, broken kind of monster.” – Brittainy C. Cherry
Even with all the warnings, Liz and Tristan can’t deny their connection, they became friends and slowly progress into something more intimate, deeper and then in turn into something real.
The Air He Breathes grab hold of me… literally! I was lost in the writer’s storytelling. I really admire how Brittainy Cherry seems to pull each scene with a heart-warming choice of words. I can visualize each character as if they truly exist. It was a totally amazing experience. It is a whole new breath of fresh air for me.
As a mom, I can relate well with Liz. I admire her for choosing to have a new life and start again for the sake of her daughter. She is strong and a perfect mom even though she doesn’t know it. I find her human enough to see faults in what she does but she was actually doing an amazing job with her child.
“Even when your heart was hurting, there was something so hopeful about reading a book filled with love. The pages were somewhat of a reminder that maybe one day I would be okay again. Maybe one day I would be alright.”
– Brittainy C. Cherry
Not to mention her adorable kid! I really want to meet her in person and hug and kiss her! Emma is the sweetest! I love each idea that Brittainy puts in this book. The feathers, the how she behaves with Tristan. She’s like a little grown up Miss with an attitude and her love for zombies!
“Hey, Mister! I’m talking to you!” she said, tapping her feet. Stranger looked down at her. “You’re a big, fat, giant TICK!” – Brittainy C. Cherry
Tristan is your perfect dream husband and father, but then he can also become your perfect hottie jackass, running away and still grieving about his past. He gives off this arrogant bitchy attitude because he is afraid of being close to someone and was afraid that they might lose them again. His transformation to being his old self again begins when both Liz and Emma broke through the wall he built.
“I love her, Lizzie. I adore her, and there is nothing about her that is baggage. Emma is a luxury. I’ll take care of her for the rest of my life because it would be an honor. Because I love you. I love your heart, I love your soul, I love you, Elizabeth, and I’m never going to stop loving you or that beautiful girl of yours.” – Brittainy C. Cherry
OMGEEE!! Don’t you want someone like that in your life? I surely do! Not to mention the supporting characters. I especially like Liz’s best friend. She is super hilarious! I can’t imagine how Liz can live without her. I love how they bond and I love when there’s no filter around them. It is something real and solid!
The Air He Breathes by Brittainy Cherry is such a heartwarming, roller coaster ride and a mixture of heartfelt laughter and soul crushing tear jerker! Brittainy is one hell of a storyteller! I would definitely look out for her books after reading this one.