Review: Color Me Yours by Diana T. Scott

Color Me Yours (Half of Me, #3)

Color Me Yours
(Half of Me #3)
Author: Diana T. Scott
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: August 8, 2016
Genre: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary

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What happens if you wake up one morning and you don’t recognize the person staring back at you in the mirror? When you throw yourself into a relationship so deeply, it swallows you whole and spits you out a totally different person? A person you don’t particularly like… For Paige, it takes ten minutes to decide she needs to go back to Chicago, the first place she ever called home and the last she felt like herself in. The place where she’ll find a purpose and friends she never knew she needed.
But what if her best friend starts to see her before she sees herself? Can she trust him to search between scattered pieces and handpick the ones that belong only to her?

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The medical residents of Half of Me series are back and this time the story focuses on the adorable couple Miles and Paige. I’ve been a fan of these lovebirds ever since Our Demons, Best Friends and Love Me While I’m Gone so you could imagine how happy I was when Diana announced that they’re going to have their own story.

Paige and Miles meet at the hospital where they’re training as medical residents. They both came from different cities and they both have something in common… a hope that the new environment will change their lives for the better. What started off as friendship turned to something else when they became not just workmates but also roommates at their rented apartment. How can they resist each other when the attraction is mutual and they seem to have a real connection?

First of all, I loved Miles. He’s one of the sweetest male leads I’ve read about. I couldn’t help but swoon every time he does some sweet gestures to Paige. And Paige is one funny woman. I loved her guts and her determination to follow her dreams. These characters are so perfect for each other and that’s also because of their chemistry which was off the charts.

Although Ava and Sebastian remain my favorite couple in this series, I adored Paige and Miles and how cute they were all throughout the book. The relationship development– from being friends, to best friends, to lovers –was amazing. *sigh I also loved how their story was written in an easy and carefree way. Sure, there was a conflict but I loved how it was resolved immediately without getting into lots of drama.

Color Me Yours is the final book of this series and I’m sure I’m going to miss these characters. I feel like they’re already part of my life. If you want to read light romance books with less drama and more swoon-worthy moments, then I highly recommend this series! 🙂

(Thank you to Diana T. Scott for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! 🙂 )

Rating:

4

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Blog Tour + Excerpt + Giveaway: Half of Me series by Diana T. Scott

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Half of Me series is one of my favorite romance series. I’ve read Our Demons, Best Friends and Love Me While I’m Gone and they definitely made me swoon. Today I’m going to feature the synopsis and excerpt of the third book of the series, Color Me Yours which will be out this August 8. Enjoy!

Color Me Yours (Half of Me, #3)

Color Me YOurs
(Half of Me #3)
Author: Diana T. Scott
Publisher: Diana T. Scott
Publication: August 8, 2016
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, New Adult

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What happens if you wake up one morning and you don’t recognize the person staring back at you in the mirror? When you throw yourself into a relationship so deeply, it swallows you whole and spits you out a totally different person? A person you don’t particularly like… For Paige, it takes ten minutes to decide she needs to go back to Chicago, the first place she ever called home and the last she felt like herself in. The place where she’ll find a purpose and friends she never knew she needed.
But what if her best friend starts to see her before she sees herself? Can she trust him to search between scattered pieces and handpick the ones that belong only to her?

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We find the college and the floor we’re supposed to be on just in time. When we get to the second floor, there are six more people waiting outside the classroom, everyone talking in pairs. The teacher opens the door and motions for everyone to come inside.
“Please, take a seat wherever you like,” she says, then goes to the front of the medium-sized room. The place looks like a normal classroom, except the desks are individual, taller and made out of wood, and there is no desk for the teacher. On either side of the room are sculptures, all in different stages of the process. I want to look at them closer, but everyone is already in their seats. Miles silently asks me where should we sit and I choose one desk closer to the windows. He follows me and takes the one next to mine. They’re close enough that we could talk if needed. Or allowed.
“Hello, everyone, and welcome to Introduction to Sculpting!” the teacher begins. “My name is Alexandra, but you can call me Lexi. I’ll be your teacher for the next couple of hours.” Now that I’m here, I’m actually really excited. I’ve always wanted to try something like this. Art, in general, has always interested me.
I turn to Miles and beam at him. He chuckles silently and turns around to pay attention to the teacher speaking.
“Since this is your very first class, we should begin with a small introduction of the objects you all have in front of you.”
I look at the things on my desk and see a big plastic container full of clay and a few instruments by its side. Lexi tells us all about the different types of clay and why she chose this particular oil-based one for our first session, and then she proceeds to explain what the instruments are called and when should we use them. I find it all so extremely interesting, I barely acknowledge the presence of anybody else around me. Except Miles. I steal glances his way whenever I hear something particularly fascinating, trying to gauge his reaction to it all. Is he enjoying this as much as I am?
“Now that you have the basic info, we should get started with the fun part,” Lexi says. She makes us take a blob of clay the size of our fists from the plastic container in front of us and knead it until it’s soft and malleable. Meanwhile, she speaks.
“Let’s talk about the human anatomy for a bit,” she begins.
“Now this part we should be good at,” Miles leans towards me and says, making me laugh.
“We do have an advantage here,” I agree, nodding.
“When I say ‘nose’ or ‘ear,’” Lexi continues, “everyone has an image popping into their heads. There isn’t any doubt we’re all thinking about the same thing, right? But how much attention do we actually pay to these small body parts? Enough to know every detail, every crease? Enough to be able to sculpt it?”
Miles and I, as confident as we were a second ago, look at each other wide-eyed.
“Let’s see. How about we all try to sculpt a nose?” Lexi asks. “I’ll work right by your side.” She takes a seat at one of the desks and starts molding some clay.
“Hmm.” Miles turns my way. “Whose nose should I make?” 
Everyone has started whispering and giggling while trying to sculpt noses, so I don’t feel the need to remain silent, either.
“Your own, probably,” I tell him.
“Yeah, I don’t think so.” He gets up from his desk and moves it a few inches closer to mine. Now our elbows are touching. He puts an elbow on his workspace, his head resting on his hand, and stares at me for a good couple of minutes. I try my best to ignore him and mold the clay in front of me in the shape required, but it’s practically impossible with him staring at me like that.
“Stop staring at my nose!” I whisper-shout, making him laugh. “I can’t focus!”
“No, no,” Lexi says, making us both look her way. We didn’t even hear her approaching us. “That’s good. Look at each other; observe the size, the details.”
“See?” Miles says. “The teacher says I can stare at you for as long as I want.” He smirks at me and moves even closer.
This class is doomed to fail, I think to myself.

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Writer of Our Demons, Best Friends, Love Me While I’m Gone and Color Me Yours. Perpetually sleep deprived, but never sorry. I am a colorful mix of the things I love. Chocolate eclairs. The sound of a guitar. The first snow of the year. Sleeping on freshly washed sheets. The smell of a new book. Man buns. Using rock-paper-scissors to settle an argument. Old, washed up jeans. Comfort food. Old people acting like kids. The ocean. My dog. My family.

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Review: Love Me While I’m Gone by Diana T. Scott

Love Me While I'm Gone (Half of Me, #2)

Love Me While I’m Gone
(Half of Me #2)
Author: Diana T. Scott
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: December 1, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
My Rating:

4 stars

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For a very long time, my biggest accomplishments had nothing to do with what I really wanted. When I decided to give up my mother’s dream and fight for my own, I never imagined choosing one dream could put me on the path of the one I never knew I wanted – meeting him. Collin. He quickly went from a friend to a companion, to soul mate, to heartbreak.

After he left Chicago, leaving me with nothing more than a text message, I only had one sane choice – to act like he never existed and go on with my life. A ghost can’t break your heart.

But now he’s back and he’s prepared to prove me otherwise. Is it possible to love someone against your will?

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“Under our tree, sitting on the same blanket as before, we laugh some more. Not because all our conversations are particularly funny but because… well, because we’re us.”

A quick, engaging, and cute contemporary read.

We’ve met Emily and Collin in the first book of this series, Our Demons, Best Friends but they were just side characters there. Here in this book, the story already revolves around them. And just like the previous book, I had a lot of fun!

Em and Collin, both medical residents, first met when Em was still in her first year residency in the hospital while Collin, that time, was her senior. What started as friendship soon became more than that as they developed feelings to each other while they hang out every day. When all of a sudden a dilemma came into Collin’s life which involved Sebastian, he left everything, including Em who felt like being jilted.

Sometimes you just need books like this– light and easy with enough cheese. You know, the kind of book that will hold your attention and make you feel captivated because of its overall cuteness.

What I loved about Love Me While I’m Gone was how it enable to make me smile most of the time. Even though the plotline of the book is a bit common and somewhat predictable, still, I enjoyed it a lot. The overall premise depicted drama, but the author made the whole story felt light and easy because of her engaging writing which was sprinkled with sense of humor and a little bit of angst.

The main characters Emily and Collin are also amazing. Emily knows exactly what she wants in her life and in spite of her mom’s advice to her to pursue a career in modelling, she took the path of medicine because it’s simply what she wants to practice. Collin also made me like his character for being so charming, sprightly, and a real gentleman.

What I also loved about this book and the entire series was how the characters basically live in the same little world and also make little cameos in each other’s books. Ava and Sebastian (main characters from the previous book), appeared here in a form of flashback and I loved it! It’s nice to look back on the sweet things that happened to my favorite characters. They were simply adorable!

All in all, this book was a beautiful companion book in this series. If you want some light romance reads where cute characters exist, you can read this book as a standalone. But I highly suggest you to read Our Demons, Best Friends as well because Ava and Sebastian’s love story is everything!

(I received a copy of this book from the author Diana T. Scott in exchange for an honest review.)

Rating:

4 stars

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Review: Our Demons, Best Friends by Diana T. Scott

Our demons, best friends (Half of Me, #1)

Our Demons, Best Friends
(Half of Me #1)
Author: Diana T. Scott
Publisher: Diana T. Scott
Published: May 10, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
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Ava and Sebastian are two medical residents who in a perfect world, would really like each other. But both of them are closely watched by their demons. Their baggage is not light – Ava has hers carefully folded in vacuum bags to occupy as little room as possible; Sebastian wears his like a lead armor that makes him slouch sometimes. They like each other, but how are their demons going to get along?

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“My demons love your demons like crazy. They just needed each other, the same way I need you.”

I could swoon like crazy all day with this book! Such a fantastic, cute novel that I will gladly read again and again. First off, I was instantly hooked the moment I set my eyes off its beautiful cover where a guy and a girl sit across from each other while the spirit-like objects above them are hugging. Wow! COVERGASM. Secondly, I loved the premise. It has an air of mystery which really puts a reader into an i-want-to-read-it-now mode. And that’s what happened to me exactly. Little did I know that I was really in for a ride!

Our Demons, Best Friends is a New Adult Romance Contemporary book about two medical residents namelySebastian and Ava who met in the same hospital. Their relationship started off as being strangers which later on turned into friendship and then so much more. Basically this book features a simple plot that everyone can truly enjoy– even teenagers. It’s a clean romance that highlights a wholesome romantic plot.

A lot of things made me really love this book. One of them is the humor and the entertainment factor that the author didn’t fail to bring out in this book. And while it’s enriched with funny and witty dialogues (especially Ava’s hilarious POV), the emotional and romantic aspect of the book were successfully inflicted and it just made everything *sigh PERFECT.

I especially love Ava’s character. She’s funny and always on the go. Yes, she carries emotional baggage with her but I love how she handles everything and basically just chills with her group of friends. Sebastian’s character is also amazing. I mean, he’s a hot, swoon-worthy guy (His character actually reminds me of those gorgeous physicians and surgeons I work with in the hospital LOL. XD) And I love his gentle personality behind his rugged features and how he cares for Ava. *swoons! Ava and Sebastian’s relationship development was also perfectly remarkable and genuine and not hurried or even dragged on. Their love story simply makes me smile and sigh. And of course– the playlist! I love the songs being featured here and the lyrics behind them. 🙂

I most certainly was not disappointed with this book as my expectations were met right even when I was still at the beginning chapters. I only have a tiny issue with some of the unedited/uncorrected words/spellings/grammars on some parts, though. But they’re just minors and can easily be ignored so it’s not really a big deal.

Overall, I enjoyed this book immensely. It made me laugh and cry and everything! If you fancy cute, romantic, and light NA stories, this book is a real treat. It’s beautifully written and totally engaging. Plus, the characters are all wonderful, so that perfectly seals everything. 🙂 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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