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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Made the Grade: Anything & Everything Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Paperback - Pages: 280; Kindle Edition - File Size: 484 KB | Expected Release Date: March 2011 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing | Obtained: Goddess Fish Promotions

"Anything You Want" [Anything & Everything Series, Book 1] by Erin Nicholas

My Book Summary : Sabrina (Seattle - Marc's nickname for her) has always been close to Luke ever since she was 13 years old and he protected her from her father's overbearing ways. Since that day on, he has been her hero, her best friend, her safety net, the person she always called when she desperately needed something. At least that was until 4 years ago when she tried to take their relationship to the next level (from friends to lovers) and found out that even though she truly cared for Luke she just couldn't settle into the lifestyle he wanted. Therefore, she left for Seattle and never looked back (for the most part)....

Now it's 4 years later, her dreams of being a famous singer still have not come true, she's broke because someone recently stole all of her money, and is .... pregnant! On her way back to her hometown, her car brakes down and she's stranded with nowhere to go and no one to call but Luke. However, Luke isn't the one who comes to rescue her ... Marc does.

When Marc was in 5th Grade, his family died in a car accident and Luke and Luke's family were kind enough to take him in and adopt him. Ever since then he has loved them and would do anything to protect them. Even if that means stepping in and keeping Sabrina away from Luke, so she cannot break his heart again. Now if only he can try to protect himself and his heart from Sabrina too...

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, this is a story of finding one's true passion, of overcoming one's fears, and fulfilling those dreams! I really loved the characters!! Sabrina/Seattle is clever, funny, smart-mouthed, and witty while being a passionate singer. Marc is protective, creative, amusing, cocky, flirtatious, and dynamic while being a passionate chef. Together they are the perfect duo to keep each other on their toes while being very supportive of each other’s dreams.

With that being said, I was very annoyed with how Sabrina kept falling back on Luke. I mean I understand that that was the whole point of the plot but it's like as soon as she gets around Luke she second-guesses her choices and wants making her seem like she looses her backbone altogether. This is why I loved her with Marc because they played off each other well. In addition, when they were together it's the only time that Sabrina made any real choices that worked well for her and were "smart" choices.

I recommend this novel to anyone who likes to read a good contemporary romance that has a little comedy thrown in!

This review is a part of a Blog Tour through Goddess Fish Promotions -- Be sure to check out the tour around the other blog sites! Commenting at the stops on the tour will also increase your chance of winning! Here's my stop for this blog tour! [Blog Tour will run from May 28 - June 25, 2012]

My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : June 2012

Author's Novel Extras : Series Trading Cards | We have a problem... | This #$%&-ing book | This #$%&-ing book, Part II | This #$%&-ing book, Part III | This #$%&-ing book, Part IV

Book Teaser(s) :
“I need some hydrocortisone cream.”
“What for?”
Marc never had been particularly tactful where she was concerned.
“I have a rash.”
“A rash?” He wrinkled his nose as if she’d announced she had an STD.
Heat rash.”
“Heat rash?”
Marc was an intelligent guy but sometimes she wondered how he’d managed to obtain his Master’s degree.
“I have heat rash from where the denim of my shorts rubbed on the back and inside of my thighs as I walked down the highway in eighty-seven degree heat, looking for a service station for my damned car.”
He stared at her for a full ten seconds. Then his eyes dropped to her thighs. He stared harder, seeming puzzled.
“What?” she finally demanded.
“How’d I miss that?”
“Excuse me?”
“You were standing there in your panties and I thought I looked you over pretty good.”
She felt a jolt of heat remembering his eyes on her. If he’d been looking really closely he could have seen her heart thumping in her chest. “You were staring at my tattoo.”
“And thinking about proceeding with caution.” ~ within Chapter 2
Teaser #2 ~ within Chapter 8
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Erin, then please check out her website.


  1. Hmmm....I thought I posted a comment here a few days ago. Blog gremlins must have been hungry.

    Enjoyed reading your review. I've read several about this book so far and most are saying similar things about the heroine...she just not very likable.

    1. Thanks for the comment! I really would have liked Sabrina more if she just stayed away from Luke. =0/


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