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Es with only one person Sal her reclusive neighbor who is barely able to ive on her own after suffering extensive injuries from an abusive husband years prior So when the owner of the house she cares for randomly shows up in the middle of the night she is The Bosss Baby Surprise less than pleased not but unhappy enough to overlook the fact that her boss is a hottieOne thingeads to another and Jessica is forced to deal with the company of Alex her young employer who enjoys having her around She stays in her apartment but as time progresses the two begin to spend and time together It s a rather cute relationship development especially considering it s near impossible for her to hide her nightmares from him with only thin walls separating her basement apartment from the rest of the house Once he knows the truth she ets it all come tumbling out and surprisingly Alex never uestions her claims of the trails In the meantime a new neighbor has moved into the house next to Sal which has disrupted the woman s way of iving At the same time in an attempt to find some form of normalcy to balance her relationship with Alex Jessica has begun attending yoga classes in town which Command Performance leads her to become friends with Emily and introduces her to Cole who is Sal s new neighborStrangely enough everything seems to tie together very neatly There areiterally only 5 characters Jessica Sal Cole Alex and Emily The way these 5 characters wrap up into one another is a Loveknot (Welcome to Tyler, little too neat of a package for myiking It seems a The Perfect Blend little too ideal however I still enjoyed each of the characters Cole is seemingly obsessed with Jessica and shows up at all the right times to help her in times of need when Alex is not around Emily and Jessica find a common connection that I was never anticipating and Emily holds the answer to ending Jessica s nightmares but will she tell her And then there is Cole who both Jessica and Emily find vaguely familiar but neither can figure out why And then Sal who s so disrupted by Cole s presence that she attempts suicide is a dark shadow of worry in Jessica s mind In the meantime while Jessica s previously uietife is becoming fulfilled with the presence of others her nightmares are growing worse her scars burning onger and strange perfect feathers are appearing in unexplained places such as Sal s hospital bed and the edge of Jessica s windowsill The way this story unfolds is very enjoyable The author writes very well there are minor errors in the print mainly having to do with tense changes which really annoy me so perhaps that s why I always zone in on tense errors but for the post part the plot carried me past that I enjoyed the resolution to the story I thoroughly enjoyed the twist on angelic ore and the way Taylor depicts angels as nothing purely innocent or purely evil I also found it fascinating the way she handles the judgment of sins against humans It s a war between good and evil until the very Wanted (Sealed with a Kiss last second before an individual is casts up to heaven or down to hell The character development is believable and it s easy to understand why Jessica ran away from home and why she chooses toive in solitude The changes she makes in herself after meeting Alex are also believable because of the way the author presents them to the reader Over all though I probably won t be going out to add this book to my physical bookshelf I Rayuan Sang Bos [Seduced By the Boss] ll enjoy it on my Kindle and will beooking to add the second book in the series to my Kindle soon as wellBelow is my rating of Branded Fall of Angels by Keary Taylor These are reflective strictly of my opinion of the novels I ve read and reviewed and are not necessarily reflective of the other staff members of MVF Story Elements plot 7 Character Development 7 Grammar Punctuation 8 Prose 7 Paranormal Element 8 Total Score 7410 total score is derived from the average of the 5 individuals scores WARNING SPOILERS SLIGHTInitially I was really into this book I Bachelor to the Rescue (Home to Dover, loved Jessica s character The premise intrigued me The writing was decent Then Alex happenedI did notike Alex at all He was too chipper Too eager At Secrets At Maple Syrup Farm least he is in the beginning He and Jessica fall in together way too uickly for my piece of mind I mean Jessica hasn t known him a day and already she s okay with him walking in on her in the shower Not only that but he thinks its okay to invade her privacy this way Ummm hello She barely knows him For all she knows he could be a crazy rapist Not to mention a stalker He can t seem toeave Jessica alone Within 24 hours of meeting her Alex wants Jessica to come into town with him he barges into the bathroom while she s taking a shower he cooks dinner for her and he follows her to Sal s I mean what gives All of this was done with a puppy dog manner that was completely unappealing This is the point where I stopped readingAlex is what ruined this for me Whenever he was present I couldn t constrain my eye roll This severely hindered my reading experience Also I sort of cheated and read the descriptions for the next books in the series without finishing this one Alex turns out to be the major Whispers Of The Heart love interest the proverbial one He didn t make a good impression on me and I m not willing to commit the time and money to see if he grows on me No thanks Jessica Bailey is tormented Every time she falls asleep her nightmare begins The first chapter got me into reading the book It was different It started where most books end on judgment However after a couple of chapters the story goes downhill FAST The author tends to overelaborate on everythingeaving nothing to the imagination There are a few pages full of just descriptions of surroundings and feelings I gets boring fast when every detail. Ause of it all Yet she carries the mark of the condemned seared into the back of her neck and hides it and herself away from the worldBut when two men she can't ignore enter her ife everything changes including the nightmares The two of them couldn't be different She
Is explained and explored The book feels ike a very Unmasking the Marquess (Hold Your Breath, long prologue That everything could have been explained in 3000 words oress The events are uneventful the villain is easily defeated and Let Go love conuers all yet again But the struggle wasn t clear The message wasn t clear If it sove and the sacrifice of someone the story did not warrant such devotions Alex and Jessica s feelings for each other resemble that of teenagers and puppy Chatsfields Ultimate Acquisition love There s no basis for theove no foundation aside from mutual attraction But attraction is where it starts not where it should end SPOILERSThe main character Jessica doesn t have character For someone who is too cautious and too shy she admits to falling in Major Westhavens Unwilling Ward (Hh love with a guy she barely knew Trusting him with her secrets as when he did not do anything to warrant the confidence This goes to Alex as well The characters fall inove in a snap of a finger I really don t get that and how people Major Westhavens Unwilling Ward like the idea ofove as an immediate thing It isn t There are characters that doesn t need to be there adding very ittle or nothing at all to the story Jessica s flashbacks offer very ittle add on to the story or her character First of all negative stars a shelf created especially for this book because it How to Disappear left such a bad taste in my mouth that the only stars I can possibly give are those below zero As you might have guessed Branded made me angry and therefore it will be impossible to review this without spoilers However many of the plot is so obvious and unoriginal that the spoilers aren t that substantial Also some explicitanguage will be used because sometimes there is just no better way to express your opinion Note as well that this is a rant disguised as a review so it s ong You have been warnedI considered several times to just DNF this one but a part of me hoped it would get better It did notI originally had this one classified as high hopes but after re reading the blurb I honestly have n First off et me say I finishedno devoured the first two books in two days time I was wary to start it I mean bad angels didn t sound awesome to me but I gave it a shot and was not dissapointed The characters were not annoying as I find they are in alot of fantasy novels They were relateable and caring towards one another Their relationship was sweet and believable no patronizing I m not turned on by female roles who are whiny and selfish And the male roles are usually so arrogant but they re hot so it makes up for it or he s broken and she has to fix him Jessica was extrememly A Guide to Americas Sex Laws likeable and Alex was divine and they progressed together nicely The bad guy was well written and the situations were easy to understand and believe Jessica and Alex didn t have sex in the book and I was ecstatic about that It s almost impossible any to read paranomal romance novels without it beingittered with sex scenes All in all a good series The end will Agewise leave you buying the next book immeidately Can t wait for book three and book 2 ending was even seal inducing I friggingove it Can t wait Well I had to give my own work 5 stars right Keep an eye out for Forsaken the second book in the Fall of Angels coming this fall The GoodBranded has a very interesting premise angels are not the glorified beings they re hyped as Instead they are the cause for the main character s torment NeatThe story ine is decent as well It kept me guessing until the end It s not all that predictable except for the romance bit and the author keeps some semblance of suspense up until the very endThe BadFor one thing the ending seems very rushed Taylor manages to cram the entire resolution of the story into pretty much a paragraph Wow That s amazingly badThe other thing is that Keary Taylor is in dire need of an editor The writing is unsophisticated at best with awkwardly stilted sentences and cheesy dialogue There are some typos as well such as tough instead of though and so on Speaking of which the mindless repetition of certain words sometimes though etc made the writing style even clumsierThe kindle edition is also formatted badly I don t know how much of this reflects on Taylor as I ve never published anything for the kindle However it s rather distracting to have random ine breaks and indentations in the middle of sentences There were a few indescrepencies as well Not huge ones but noticeable after one nightmare Jessica notes that her skin is almost as flawless as an angel s Then Alex walks in and says that she A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World looks awful and she agrees What I thought her skin was flawless Her father also sends her aetter in the mail asking where she was as he apparently has no clue where she is If he has no idea what part of the country she s in how did he send the Anthropology as Cultural Critique letterThe romance was not fleshed out well at all Paramour Alex Wright is blatantly Keary Taylor s wet dream Mr Right He s gentle and understanding to a fault gorgeous has a good sense of humor filthy rich but doesn t have to work tolerant of Jessica spending time with other gorgeous men adaptable an excellent kisser enad with her single and an excellent cook And is so infatuated that he s willing toay down his Anyone life for Jessica after only knowing her for a few months Wait haven t I read this romance before Oh it s Bella and Edward without the stalking Speaking of which there s no reason given for why Cole and Alex both beautiful wet dream men are so infatuated with Jessica Her awful appearance brought on by aack of sleep is mentioned multiple times per chapter she s unbelievably socially awkward and is essentially a hermit Oh and she acts very distant with both of them Hm Jessica Bailey thy name is Mary SueOverall a good idea poorly executed. Ill do anything to be with one of them Even tell him the truth about angels why she never sleeps and the scar on the back of her neck But one of the two has set events into motion what will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fe.
I received a copy from Smashwords as a freebie This was an enjoyable read The story was well written and interesting Also the characters were great I really iked Jessica and Alex I thought their relationship was perfect Their chemistry was great I thought the ending was great I cannot wait to see how the series unfolds Keary Taylor is now on my favourite authors ist Overall a great read So I did enjoy the story in this book but I am not sure I Boggs liked how it was executed The idea was fantastic and very original I am not sure if this was the writer s first book but the flow of the book was off There was so much build up and not enough character development to fill the pages While Iiked there characters in the book okayI didn t feel Battleground Chicago like I knew enough about them toove them There was so much room to get you emotionally involved with the characters but since you didn t really know much about them it kept them as strangers With the character development being a Albert Camus littleacking in this book the Bitter Choices love story also fell slightly flat It just wasn t believeable enough for me I also had a big problem with the fact that the characters said ya all the time For some reason this bothered me to no end I would actually start to cringe when I read it If you read the book I am 100% positive you will know what I mean by that That being said theast 40 or so pages of the book actually almost completely make up for the fact that alot of the book was Bill Veecks Crosstown Classic lacking The villian in the book really begins to blossum as does the main character The emotions that are written towards the end of the book are portrayed so much better than in the beginning Your connection to the characters begins to develop much So because of this I am hopeful that in the next book that strong connection continues and the writer continues to improve and have acutally found myself excited to see where the story goes The story and the characters definitely kept me reading I purchased this book on a whim Iove to read the work of Blood, Milk, Ink, Gold local authors and jumped at the chance to help support aocal up and coming when I saw this book at a bookstore near my office in Seattle I read every day on my way to and from work on public transit and sometimes while reading this book I d almost forget where I was Once I almost missed my stop The story is compelling the scenery and set building very full without dragging down the pace of the story Jessica often notices the weather and its effects on her surroundings but then Mikhail Bakhtin living in this part of the country it s hard not to notice and the weather plays as big a role in this story as it does in the realives of those of us Carnival living in the Pacific Northwest There were a few issues with word choice and repetition of descriptions thatent itself to the writing feeling just a Citizens and Paupers little bit amateur but the fact that those issues didn t detract from the story on the whole is testament to great world building and wonderful character development I wanted to know about Alex Why is he so uick to fall inove with Jessica Why did he spend so much time travelingwhat was he running from Why was he so willing to offer up his own salvation but I have a feeling that of him and his background may be coming in the next book I am also hoping that the next book helps make the ending of Branded feel Bargaining for Brooklyn less clipped short review by MegslyWarning possible spoilers aheadBranded follows 20 year old Jessica Bailey who is a teenage run away who never sleeps She can usually reach almost 100 hours with no sleep before her body starts caving in on her The reason she doesn t sleep is because she has night terrors extreme night terrors In her dreams she finds herselfocked in a room awaiting trial An angel she calls Adam with gray eyes which is apparently indicative of whether or not they are fallen or not Gray means he s neutral territory retrieves her from her cell and takes her to face a jury of ten five condemned angels and five exalted angels decide her fate If she passes she is thrown upwards into the heavens and if she fails a hot bar of metal shaped Come In and Hear the Truth like an X is pressed into the nape of her neck branding her before she is hurled down to the pits of hell by the condemned She s never tried as Jessica Bailey though it s always someone else s name that is called outSometimes she s tried as a man sometimes as a woman Sometimes she s young and sometimes she s old Every once in a while the goodist far outweighs the Carson Pirie Scott list of bad things the person has done and sometimes she isifted to the heavens but most of the times she s thrown down Every time however she feels the excruciating agony of wings bursting forth from her back no matter if she s being sent to heaven or hell Funny thing is the nightmares aren t just nightmares Every time she wakes up Jessica finds a fresh brand on the back of her neck and an outline of wings tracing her shoulder blades and down her side raised ever so slightly from the rest of her skin Not surprisingly because of these nightmares Jessica has an intense fear of angels She hates them despises them with a passion that most people reserve for murderers and child abusers at one point she has a melt down over someone making snow angels I did kind of Black Nationalism laugh there Iove snow angels randomobservationsAfter finally giving up on a strained relationship with her mother Jessica runs away from home at 16 and makes her way north where she uickly finds a job caring for a house in a small wealthy community in a town in north western Washington state At 20 Jessica savors her alone time She s awkward around others and doesn t want anyone Critical Teaching and Everyday Life living near her for fear that theyl hear her screaming at night She socializ. Alternate editions for this ISBN can be found here ebook here pbk and here ebookJessica's had the nightmares for as ong as she can remember Nightmares of being judged for people who have died of being branded by the angels Her friends and family think she's a crazy bec.
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Keary Taylor is the USA TODAY bestselling author of over twenty novels She grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love She now splits her time between a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest and Utah with her husband and their two children She continues to have an overactive imagination that freuen