Full Blast (Full #4)

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After getting back to Beaumont, Jamie hasn’t heard anything from Max. After the excitement of the last time together, being back home seems a little slow. Between keeping her newspaper running, and working together with the police after some strange deaths. When Max comes back, she’s not sure how she is supposed to react or even what he wants from her. Between the murderers and Max’s playboy lifestyle, Jamie isn’t sure what to think or how to act.

I got into this book a lot quicker than the last one. I love the characters in this series and everything around them. The quirky personalities and relationship between all of them. Max has got it bad for Jamie even from the end of the last book. Jamie and Max work perfectly together, and they are just the sweetest.

This time, the murders were partly linked to the newspaper so they are pulling out the big guns. The changes in the town are fun, especially with the brownies. The dynamic between Jamie and Max change in this book throughout the investigation. They have their ups and downs but it works well for them.

I enjoyed the new side to Vera that we see in this book. She’s more fun than she has been in the previous book. She is still the mother figure but she has a lot more fun throughout this book.

I really loved this book and I’m sad that Max and Jaime’s focused store line has come to an end.


Full Speed (Full, #3)

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Full Speed (Full, #3)

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After everything that happened in Beaumont, Jamie leaves town with Max to start on a new adventure. Ok, really she’s just going to track down the person who shot up her news office and made multiple attempts on Max’s and her lives. However, she has to somehow try not to kill Max during this little trip together.

This book was a little harder to get into than the first 2 books, but I think that might have just been me. Before the book even begins Jamie and Max have a fight and we don’t find out what happened until later in the book. I don’t particularly like books that do that. Once we get over the hissy fit, I started to enjoy the book more. I like how that character plays off of each other and the banter between them is quite enjoyable.

The plot of this book is heavily based on the prior book. I don’t feel like you could have stopped reading the series after the second book as it didn’t have an end. However, this book does end nicely. I like the book in a series to be connected but not dependant on each other like these 2 books were.

I love the characters that were introduced into the universe and how much feistier Jamie got in this book. She was already an enjoyable character, and I feel like she became even more so throughout this book. Max is still egotistical but the reader can see his emotions, even though he can have trouble showing them at times.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I did listen to the audiobook so I enjoyed Lorelei King’s voice as always. I don’t know if I’m a bigger fangirl of Lorelei King or of Janet Evanovich.


Full Tilt (Full #2)
Full Blast (Full #4)

Full House (Full #1)

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I had a nostalgia attack and I missed my father so listened to this book again. My father would use to play this in the car on road trips so I brought me a little comfort during¬†the hardest time of the year after someone passes. It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year now… enough about my sappy story let’s get into the book.

This book is narrated by the wonderful Lorelei King, who seems to narrate all my favourite books. This is the first book in the full series. We follow Billie Pearce, a single mother who tries to learn polo while her kids¬†are away. However, as soon as she meets Nicholas¬†Kaharchek her life goes sideways. While sharing her house with his crazy cousin Deedee, who’s weeks away from her wedding,¬†weird things start happening around the neighbourhood and Nick’s farm. While Nick and Billie are drawn together, outside forces seem to want them to stay apart.

This is a really fun book. The characters are¬†wild and quirky, especially Deedee. I would not envy anyone who lived with someone even the fraction like Deedee. The story takes a twist near the end to a place that I would have never guessed it would. This is one of the things that I always love in the books I read. This is¬†written a little like a harlequin, or at least closer to a harlequin than the rest of the books in her series. The romance is not terribly believable but it is a good base for the rest of the series so it’s worth having a little more of a light novel than the others. It’s worth a listen or a read, it’s a good story.

4/5

 

BIGBANG’s Newest Singles

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It’s not a shock to anyone that knows me that I’m a huge Big Bang fan. They were my intro to¬†Kpop, back in the day with Fantastic¬†Baby.¬†I normally like music with faster beats then they’re news singles but I still love them. Let’s talk about them one by one.

Last Dance

I will warn you, if anyone is like me and suffers from motion sickness, I might suggest not watching the video. The constant turning of the camera frame, though very artistic, is ver hard to watch. I have to pause it multiple times to get my stomach under control.

From an artistic standpoint, the visuals were fantastic. Each of the men got their own mini story about their struggles while it all being linked together. Also, each of the men got a different coloured set. Well, I’m not sure if they’re different colours or differently lite, but regardless they are fantastic.

I have to say, I want Seungri’s blazer, it looks fantastic and I’ve always had a thing for chains. It was nice to see Daesung’s face again, though he doesn’t have any tight shots that I could find in this video, I find him so cute. I’m not sure what was up with Taeyang’s hair but¬†if anyone can rock those braids he can, just it’s not my style. TOP looks to have blue hair again but I know for a fact it’s pink so I’m chalking it up to the blue lighting. G-dragon is a cute as always I kinda wish that there is something else to say about his story line but his seemed to be the most straight forward.

 

Though I have not looked at the lyrics as of yet, I must say that this song is very relaxing in comparison to Bang Bang Bang, Fantastic Baby, Alive, and Crazy Dog. It does have a sadness to the song that a non-Korean speaker can project onto it. As the title is Last Dance, we can infer that it has something about lost love and a couple growing apart or even breaking up. This is also reflected in G-dragon’s¬†story line of hugging a girl and dancing before being alone again. All of them seem stationary while the world whizzes on around them.

Overall, I love this song, the music video isn’t for me but that’s mainly because I’m writing this and the world is still spinning and I feel queasy. Other than that it’s fantastic. If anyone ever makes a fan video of Last dance, but with the screen stationary, I would watch that in a second.

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What goes well with a song about a breakup? Well,¬†a love song of course. So paired with the Last dance, we have ¬†FXXK it, a song of them talking about having a one night stand. I guess that’s one way of getting over your lost love.

I want to point out that unlike the Last dance video, this video actually shows that they were all in one place at the same time. Given their individual careers,¬†outside of the group, it’s really hard to actually get them together but they managed for this shoot. Seeing them all together makes me really happy and they look like they are having a blast.

This video is just a huge barrel of fun, and the outfits that the gang is wearing shows that they aren’t taking themselves too seriously. I mean can we talk one second about Daesung’s jacket that we wore. I know that BTS has been wearing some sequined blazers lately, but the jacket Daesung wore was the closest to holographic clothes I think I’ve ever seen. It doesn’t take way from his cuteness in any way, but it truly pops. Also, after re-looking at the picture, it really goes well with his bluish/tealish hair.

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This video is a lot lighter than the 1st video and we got to see them play around a bit more. I’m hoping that Daesung keeps showing his face in videos¬†because he’s a cutey. Top’s pink hair needs a little of a dye job. Also, now I know where G-dragon’s sushi hair came from. It’s quite a bright yellow at the time of this video.

Overall, I love the song, it’s very catchy. The video was great (and it get’s added points for not making me sick). This was well worth the wait.