Saturday, August 10, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Love Me by Jillian Dodd

Love Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #4)
By: Jillian Dodd
Release Date: August 11th

My mom says that you can’t love someone until you learn to love yourself.
So even though Vincent is getting more and more scary.
Even though he’s doing a nationwide search for me.
I’m going to learn to love myself.

Well, I’m going to try.
Mostly, I want a boy to love me.
But which one?

Dawson - The gorgeous boy who made a mistake, but whose molten lava kisses and steaminess I can’t freaking resist.
Aiden - The God of all Hotties, who is practically infused with love potion. Who I thought liked me, but now says he wants to be my friend.
Brooklyn - The boy that first stole my heart. Who has always loved me. Well, until the whole cabana incident.

I mean, it was bad enough when there was sort of a love triangle, but now that I’m talking to B again, it’s like I’m in a love rectangle, or a rhombus, or something.

Oh, and did I mention Cooper Steele?
The new soccer coaching, health teaching, tattooed hunk?
Who Garrett sent to school to guard my body.
I mean, be my bodyguard.

But back to loving me.
I should forget about boys and worry about me.
Love me.
Like, eventually.

*ARC provided by author for an honest review*
Every single time I get a book from this series, I say I am NOT going to devour it in one sitting. I am going to take my time and make it last for as long as I possibly can. Because I know, I KNOW the wait for the next one is going to be a long one. No matter if it is only a week or three months, the wait for the next book always seems like FOR-EV-ER!!! So, what did I do when I finally start reading this one?
I devoured it in one sitting!! 
And OH-EM-GEE!! I loved every freaking second of this book.
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I seriously think this is my favorite so far. Of course i say that with every new one we get but they just keep getting better and better. This one though, this is the one where we see the most growth in Keatyn. By the end, my heart was seriously hurting for her. But at the same time, i also felt so proud of her! She makes quite a few decisions by the end that shows she is definitely growing as a person and learning from her mistakes.

But Keatyn does have her moments that make me want to shake her until her teeth rattle! I found myself asking.... 
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I really felt like she was caught on the repeat cycle when it came to certain "decisions" that were being made. It is so easy to forget at times, what she has been and continues to go through. She is so good at putting up that front and not letting it show how all of this is truly affecting her. But by the end, I had a better understanding of the why of quite a few of her choices. 
And of course, we still have all Keat's yummy boys. The one I feel (back) in love with in Love Me though, is Brooklyn. He SOOOO redeemed himself in this book in ways I could have never imagined. And my heart seriously melted for Aiden. 
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He is so much more than God of all Hotties! I am now so torn between these two!
And now, the countdown for the next book, Adore Me, is on! I am DYING to know who goes to the island with her for Thanksgiving break! 

SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
4.5 HEARTS out of 5

Genre: YA -Mature Romance
NOTE: This review can hold spoilers for those who have not read the previous books in this series.

'Life is not measured by the quantity of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that took our breath away.'

READ THIS  BOOK... and catch the moments!
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Boy's Boy's Boy's Boy's
Boy's I do adore.....*sighs*
Stalk Me. Kiss Me. Date Me. LOVE ME.

PAUSE: Dear Keatyn you can have any guy you want but Riley..he is MINE. ALL MINE.  
Ok, back to the review.
 Break up’s and heartbreak seemed to have plagued multiple characters in Date Me. However love, reconciliation and promises for the future rule supreme in Love Me.
His hands are firmly behind my neck, like I’m not allowed to pull away from this kiss. Not that I want to. It's hot. No.   It's not hot. It's incendiary. Like the white-hot blazes of the underworld.   Or the electrical charge of a lightning bolt. A god’s full power has been unleashed on me. His tongue is destroying my mouth. Devastating it.  He’s owning it like no boy ever has.’

HOLY FREAKING HOTNESS!  I have never been so confused as to who I want Keatyn to choose. NEVER. But now I am lost.
In Love Me, both Dawson and Aiden are vying for Keatyn’s heart. Unfortunately the playing field is unfair because Dawson and Keatyn have had a very physical relationship and uhh.. Well let me just say what you’re all thinking; sex will definitely cloud the judgment.
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"When have I ever given you a friend vibe?"
"Um, when you said you wanted to be my friend after the stars."
"I do want to be your friend, Boots. I want to be your everything."
~ Aiden to Keatyn
Keatyn receives mixed signals from Aiden and it takes a while for her to realize what he is up to. At the same time he is upset by the relationship she has with Dawson. And vice verse; Dawson peeps Aiden’s game and sort of scrambles to step up to the plate to show he can be what Keatyn needs.*face meet palm* These two will give you whip lash and you'll enjoy it, neck brace and all.LOL!
Not going to lie though ladies, Aiden will have you asking why your man has yet to give you the moon and the stars. *le sigh*  
NON-SPOILER HIGHLIGHTS  (In no particular order)
-He loves me /He loves me not


 –Cush? WTF???

 –Sand Castles

-Middle finger salute

-Mr. Cooper *wiggles eyebrows*

-Purple Glitter pen

-Missing panties *Grins*

-A B B Y

-The Feather *SWOON*

-Sunsets *SWOON*

-Good Prince /Bad Prince

-Bubble Baths

-A file

-A broken promise
One boy struggles to right a wrong and his sexual appetite becomes a tool of choice in doing so.
 Another decides to woo and romance Keatyn to win his place in her heart.
While a surprise from the past makes an appearance with promises of a future together.
*Smirks* He's not the only one planning a future with Keatyn...

Yeah, I know I just received a hit, but I can’t help it. I need my next fix.
I’m ADDICTED to The Keatyn Chronicles! I know I’m not alone!

My  Thoughts
Keatyn puts on her big girl panties and makes some decisions for herself that are sure to be pleasing to readers as we watch her blossom in to a young woman. She makes mistakes but she also owns up to them and that makes her even more lovable.
Readers will get great laughs from Braxton, Camden, Riley, Dallas and surprisingly Whitney though the giggles she causes are strictly from her ridiculous actions.
My RatingsCharacters- Lovable and Swoon Worthy
Writing Style- Fun, Witty, and Savory
Plot/Storyline- Unputdownable
Steam Factor- Medium/Moderately Steamy
Overall- I LOVED IT! READ IT!!

Now go forth and read. Then come tell us about it!

**Copy kindly provided by the author for an honest review**

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  1. I have not read this series yet, I was waiting on this release to start! So hard to pick a favorite book boyfriend, but I always seem to go back to Rush Finlay :)

  2. I have read the series all the way up to Date Me, and I am beyond ready to read Love Me. I love Jillian's writing she has a way of just making you fall in love with all the boys in this series. And let me tell you there are A LOT of delicious boys!!! However, I fell in love with Brooklyn and Aiden as soon as I laid my eyes, ummmm I mean Keatyn laid her eyes on them. They are not perfect, and have made there fair share of mistakes, but in my eyes they both have the potential to be MoonBoy. I'm pretty sure Keatyn would agree with me as well. I personally think these two are extra extra duper super duper special! If you haven't read this series yet then what in the heck are you waiting for?!?!?!?! :)

  3. I read all the books by know, excluding Love Me...and my favorite boy is Aiden, simply amazing! :D

  4. I've read the entire series. My favorite is Aiden but I have a feeling that could change after Adore Me, I've always had a feeling Damian might be the one!

  5. I've only read book one so far and I really liked Cush.

  6. I have not read the series yet but I can't wait! My book boyfriend will always be Travis Maddox!

  7. Aiden is my favorite guy in this series - I hope things work out in the end for these two!!

  8. New reader haven't read them yet but would love to.

  9. Haven't read them yet :) I like the guy from Sweet Contradicions by Peggy Sue Martinez

  10. I haven't read the books. My favorite book boyfriend is Rush from the Too Far books by Abbi Glines.

    Great giveaway!!! :D

  11. I haven't read the series yet. My BBF always seems to go back to Travis Maddox.

  12. I love this series. My fav. is Aiden.

  13. I have not read these yet but want to!! My fav BBF would have to be Gideon or Deuce!

  14. I haven't read the series yet. As of right now, ny book boyfriend is Remy from Real.

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  16. I haven't read the series yet, but I am accumulating all the books to start ( I know I have to get my act together). I still have a real big soft spot for Kellan, even though I have many more contenders since I left him...Thank you for the giveaway, great review!

  17. I still haven't picked a boy. I am still torn between Aiden and Brooklyn. Keatyn will have a tough choice to make but she can't go wrong with Aiden, Brooklyn or even Damien for that matter, just please don't let it be Dawson.

  18. I haven't read this series yet. Just recently got first 3. My bbf is Remy!

  19. I haven't read this series yet, but it's definitely on my TBR list! My current fave book bf is Will from the Slammed series by Colleen Hoover :)

  20. These are on my tbr list!! My favorite book boyfriend is tied between Travis Maddox and Jesse Ward