Becoming Alpha 5 Ay-Yi-Yi NOT

My apologies to Alpha 5, for being a character from “Power Rangers” I find him so much more Alpha than anything you’ll find in this book. If this is the 4th Edition really I can’t even imagine the first three *shudders* and maybe I just don’t want to but I’m reviewing this so let’s go.

The advice in “BECOMING Alpha to The Core” isn’t anything that you can’t hear from the everyday man and at times seems to fly in the face of a lot of much better books I’ve read. Not that there isn’t the tiniest bit of merit here and there the only problem is there is nothing new about this and it actually reinforces a lot of Hollywood stereotypes. I often read about how these women’s magazines continue to promote how women aren’t good enough and need to look this way and do this or that to attract a man, after reading this book, ladies I feel you really.

This has got to be a cash grab of some sort, though in full transparency I received a free copy for an honest review which is great because if I had to pay for this in all my dealings with Amazon this is the second time I’d want my money back. To reiterate and oh yeah I’m going to be doing a lot of that just like the author does, you don’t need to purchase this as some secret to getting women… confidence and money, that’s about it. At times Rick Johnson sounds like any millionaire, saying “I got there, why can’t you” trust me when I write a book I hope it’s not some scam to talk men out of their money and not into some girl’s pants, I actually know a pimp here or there with more respectability.

Respectability, heart, and balls, this book was written with almost no feeling, other authors may be harsh and/or sympathetic with their advice, this would be instruction manual is cold and lifeless and I’m sure if it wasn’t shorter I might have given up. Was there some way to save this title, with the advice portion, don’t think so but with the format maybe given time.

I’m by no means an English scholar… wait until you read my book but anyway it’s terribly sad when I know it’s not my Kindle screwing things up, no it’s just garbage editing. The author also doesn’t look to have faith in their own drivel, how much time did he spend hyping pills, diets, yes I would spend time trying to sell my own books if I was actually writing well to any degree really.

This biggest cluster of errors is in “Chapter 9: Examples of Alpha Males: Reel and Real Life” I swear the author just repeats the bios of the same people over and over, did nobody read through this at all editing wise? Also, I want to know is English, Rick Johnson’s first language (no I hate Trump) this writing was just ridiculous you know how people have to say “The Big Game” because of all the money football makes, it was just so dumb what the author was trying to say. Again there was no real feeling or original thought given to this work, and I really want to say he tried but just no way.

“I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I’m going to take a stand. I’m going to defend it. Right or wrong, I’m going to defend it.” Cameron Frye – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

See now doesn’t that say something to you, those words alone make me want to get up and do something and I’ll agree we all can’t be so strong, personally I take meds to fight my anxiety what I don’t do is write a whole book about them; okay maybe I’m being unfair, wasn’t the whole book. Between the insipid advice, take this pill, go on this diet, seriously women cannot be so complicated as one of my friends tells me, give her food and she’s happy. Why is this a 4th edition anyway, does he know he’s screwing up because he’s definitely not learning anything new and if these are these results then sorry to say the entire project should be scrapped I think.

There is just no excuse for bad editing in this day and age, as I was telling a friend, I’m editing now, I got Grammarly so when I finish I’ll actually pay for it and edit again, I have friends, and then I’ll pay for more professional editing. Also, as much crap as I talk about my own work once it’s out there I’m going to defend it, not just plaster a smile on my face and hope to make a quick buck rehashing the same old concepts and ideas.

Two stars, one for just putting it out there and a second for the slightest reminders; I’ve only ever stopped reading two books my entire life and one of those was considered a classic, I feel sort of bad that I actually finished this book. If you’re looking for advice, as the author did, there are plenty of things that can be of far more use than reading this book.

“Do you truly feel that others will appreciate and regard you when you are not man enough to state what you truly think and to do what you truly need to do? Obviously, they won’t.”
― Rick Johnson, Dating: Becoming Alpha To The Core 4th

Maybe the author was only writing for himself but if that was the case… yeah, I saw the price and again I would have never looked up this title myself after much better reading. It’s these snippets of wisdom though that are keeping me from clicking just that one star. Probably the worst thing about this title though was other books do the same, they knock you down and then build you up, make you want to get out there, this book just made me really sad and put me back in that place of, if you don’t go to the gym she won’t love you, if you don’t have money she won’t love you, and yeah if you whine about your emotions that’s great… personal experience, I know that’s not true in the slightest.

“You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.” Christopher Gardner “The Pursuit of Happyness”

If you’re looking for real advice, look up Roosh V, now he is a lot of things and most of them I don’t like but the guy is honest and he tells you how it is, yeah not everybody is going to like you, a woman don’t want to give you the time of day, kick rocks, you want her, go get, confidence, always with the confidence. “The Manual: What Women Want and How to Give It to Them” by W. Anton is my bible, that is a billion times better that Becoming Alpha, the book will inspire you, now sure making money is awesome, working out, making moves, all aspirations but there is absolutely no reason you shouldn’t be pounding the pavement or some girl because you think you need more money, you need a better car, or anything else, confidence and be the man you are. Becoming Alpha is Hollywood, you have to be somebody else, women must be earned, no women must be valued but how often do I hear women talk about “trophies” and everything else.

What I learned from reading Rick Johnson’s book is, for the love of everything don’t write like that, have original thoughts, and don’t screw people over if you’ve got knowing of value, a book is not a slot machine. Two stars, just doing it and highlights, will probably never read this author again now if you’ll excuse me I need to go take some anxiety pills but not Phenibut unless I can get that for free at some point too.

Retired Feelings

As the song goes… too young to fall in love but I’m too old to be this afraid, to be a virgin, or to be all alone in the world. Retired Feelings, surely the pieces of my heart must be dust by now and if not what am I, lonely man at 31 or a dirty perv

See Me Here:

And not speaking of desire
Doesn’t that make me a liar?
A courageous man would inquire
Be creative or even inspired
Instead, I perspire
Until I’m much too tired
Yet you love me like you do, the night entire
As Cupid and the other gods conspire
Forever alone prior
To the day I expire
Can I be anymore shyer?
Dreaming of a girl on fire
Instead, I stand right beside her
My heart much too young to retire

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Babydoll a.k.a. Emily Browning… Sucker Punch, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, and “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

Shine Love

Girls like shiny things and that’s no secret but I think I would shine in the dark like any one star but in the end the sun always rises and I have seen myself in the light *sigh*. Shine Love… I suppose I understand, love may be blind but before that

See Me Here:

Millions of stars so shiny
What’s one wish compared to the others?
Here comes the sun
Juliet was Romeo’s only one
Wish you would love me like you do, “hey lover”
Love me, love me
Ain’t love blinding?

“Sorry” she says nope

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Yuffie Kisaragi … Final Fantasy VII, Nina Simone “Here Comes the Sun”, “Romeo & Juliet” by William Shakespeare, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, LL Cool J ft Boyz II Men “Hey Lover”, and The Cardigans “Lovefool”

Frenching Heaven

I’ve heard it takes so many muscles to smile and so many to frown but how many does it take to kiss her, how many to even look at her and frankly it doesn’t matter how many it takes to love her. Frenching Heaven, to have such strength…

See Me Here:

Kiss, kiss, kiss…

So I smile wide
Better not to invite a suicide

Does that make you frown?
If I could have you now…

But there are only so many muscles
Love me like you do… even God struggles

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Yuffie Kisaragi … Final Fantasy VII, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack

Because Bed

Because that’s where she is, in my head, in my heart in my dreams and because everywhere else I know I can’t have her. “Because Bed” is safe but even standing right next to her, well if the girl only knew what I was thinking… baggy pants anyone?

See Me Here:

Beginning with her eyes, her smile
beckoning my heart, but the rest of me,
bedsheets should hide but really
beautiful still; my eyes close for awhile

Bewitched by an angel…
Bewildered and such
Beware this thing they call love
Betrays the most beautiful stranger

Beasts such as I
bearing my heart accountable
“Be my heroine!” shouted loud and powerful
Becoming my *sigh*

Belief… in love me like you do
Be heard
Be hers
Because know, she has no reason to

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Yuffie Kisaragi … Final Fantasy VII, Madonna “Beautiful Stranger”, Major Lazer ft. Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley “Powerful”, and Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack

Mattress Goals

It’s a small world after all… everything I need on one street, a girl or “the girl” could be pretty close, and my bed is awfully big enough then again… I’ve never had another person in it. “Mattress Goals”… I want to share but love on the edge…

See Me Here:

So they make the bed bigger
for your halo and wings instead
Do you fear you’ll fall off the edge?
and so it figures

the nights would grow longer
Yeah I’m that type of monster
Perhaps you are stronger
Close your eyes and wander

As the stars grow too numerous
Wishes, star-crossed
Let’s get lost

While I come up with a million excuses
To not say somethin’ stupid, like I love you
But hoping you’ll love me like you do
Only a man uses

everything… but has one heart
It’s so powerful
Still it’s doubtful
I’ll find you… when we’re so far apart

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Yuffie Kisaragi … Final Fantasy VII, Eminem ft. Rihanna “Monster”, Kanye West “Stronger”, Ernie Halter “Close Your Eyes and Wander”, Beck and Bat For Lashes “Let’s Get Lost”, Glee Cast “Somethin’ Stupid (Glee Cast Version)”, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, Lifehouse “Everything”, Major Lazer ft. Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley “Powerful”, and Audien ft. Lady Antebellum “Something Better”

The Distance to You

It’s why I’m still breathing… because she is so far away right now but am I running towards her or away from her; no clue. The Distance to You… seems to answer the question but I’m not sure I believe it and maybe I should just enjoy the air

See Me Here:

It’s the distance between Heaven and Earth
And so I’m always falling
Because speaking up hurts

But I never learned to fly
So through the streets I’m calling
Now you ask me why

Like an angel on my shoulder
Or is that your leg or thigh
I need you closer

Close enough and I still don’t see
You are my lady, my love, my girl
All I need is the air that I breathe

Maybe not
If you would love me like you do
Ask me never to stop

Because aren’t beds big enough
Who needs Eden… with or without you?
When it’s only the two of us

closer until the very next line
can only be love
Someday, sometime

you’ll be in my heart
I’ll make room… a lot
Just… don’t break it apart

my atom bomb baby
The Space In Between Us
That’s the distance between love; maybe

it might be… just too much

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Yuffie Kisaragi … Final Fantasy VII, Cake “The Distance”, The Apache Relay “Katie Queen of Tennessee”, Oleta Adams “Get Here”, Freddie Jackson “You Are My Lady”, Sia “My Love”, The Temptations “My Girl”, The Hollies “The Air That I Breathe”, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, U2 “With Or Without You”, Sugar Ray “Someday”, Phil Collins “You’ll Be In My Heart”, “Atom Bomb Baby” (1957) Cold War Classics (Atomic Platters), and Building 429 “The Space In Between Us”

My Two Weeks Notice… NOT

Maybe I’ve just always wanted to say that because I hate my job so much but really it didn’t take me that long to finish the book after the somewhat slow start. Speaking of things, I’ve always wanted to say or should say, “Notice” is pretty awesome, I would say it hits a little bit close to home but that’s just it, the difference between the guy I am and the guy others would make me out to be honestly.

Perhaps slow isn’t the right way to put the beginning considering this is a love at first sight type of read and I’ve always been an avid believer in that. Also I’ll admit that the whole office setting changed my “pornographic passions” for a few days, until that lady in the parking lot but this is about K. Webster’s story and not mine. As usual there was that touch of feminism to be found, and considering my mother raised a gentleman to a certain degree I felt really bad for Violet in her roll which changed quite suddenly with Grayson.

Now Grayson, talk about a character I could relate to, daddy issues, obsession, insane in the membrane as the song goes, etc. On the other hand, he just goes to show you why this stuff only works if you’re rich or your love interest is equally crazy and the airs that we have to put on just to make it in this insane world. As I said relatable but I’ve never broken into some woman’s place or hacked her Facebook account or texted on her own phone, what about the dozens of other things he did that I can’t say because that crazy is blocked from most reviews half the time *cough* Amazon *cough*.

In two weeks Grayson and Violet would never be the same and honestly I really wish it did work like that, I think Christian Grey took longer with Ana, oh yeah I noticed that parallel job wise. So is it my job to recommend this book, better than my day job except I’m not getting paid but of course I have my reasons why here.

Probably one of the biggest would have to be that they actually dealt with mental illness; I know I said in a review before these books often make overtly sexual types look crazy but this title actually had PTSD, hoarding, stalking the whole nine yards. As far as plot goes… you’ve read one, you’ve read them all, bad boy, girl, courtship, conflict, and a happy ending that you will never see outside of a soft core adult movie.

You have our “hero” Grayson, veteran, businessman, and renowned stalker, not that Violet doesn’t have her share of issues, mommy drama, ex pimp, and I am woman hear me roar, breaking through the glass ceiling, all men are chauvinistic pigs, attitude. It would be interesting to know how Grayson’s mom and Gwen got started with their issues, anybody with those man issues has to have something wrong with them. The obsession though… I wish some girls I know could read this, having a few pictures isn’t bad, texting or asking to be friends isn’t so bad is it, but the things Grayson did?

Other than the love affair, here’s a question… if “Bull” Jeff, truly cared about his friend, how did he let Grayson sleep on the state of the company for six years, seriously I got girlfriends who would ask me, what I think about women or how am I at being a functional adult. Why does evil always rev up the IQ, I mean Vaughn, you can’t keep track of one woman and suddenly you have a stable, and subordinates, and you can’t find somebody until they’re front page news, I can find certain girls in less than five minutes that I haven’t seen in five years. Violet though, sick puppy that she was, if some girl would let me get away with that sort of stuff and the fact is she knew, that was a sore spot for me, women that know this sort of stuff is going on and then oh all is forgiven and she didn’t even take twenty-four hours to just think…

We’re all mad here as they say plus the ending more than made up for it, I wish I could say I saw the twist coming but I didn’t though it just shows the madness is in genetics. The sex… plenty of dirty tell but not so much show but I did mention, ladies will be breaking out the pencil skirts and flirty blouses and if you’re a guy, you’ll be bending your girl over a desk and looking for some of those naughty librarian glasses; where is my mind.

I’ll give Notice a four out of five, a part of me wants to be petty and say three because this book hit me at a personal level but it’s a solid four without a doubt. There’s plenty to like and dislike but in the end it is a love at first sight type of thing or maybe you should give it just two weeks.

It even has humor, that misdirect with Gwen, I don’t want to spoil it but that was some darn good writing because everyone had to be thinking the exact same thing. Once you get through the military aspect and the plan, there won’t be a heart attack moment, you know exactly what’s coming, that is until you get to that “what’s in the box” moment, talk about resolution. The ending was my favorite moment just because of my own life, that and one moment between Grayson and Violet… two words “I’m Yours” which was perfect.

Things I took from this story other than the lesson of if you’re rich you can get away with anything… expect the unexpected and really what is more unexpected than love. This also makes me a hypocrite because you have one side saying love just happens and the other saying, if you want something go get it and that was Grayson and Vaughn one hundred percent, while Violet was just there. Lastly why is it that we all have that type we focus on, Grayson saw Violet and that was it, Violet likes these obsessive types, and personally I like brunettes I mean a lot.

So four out of five, perfect twist, predictable outcome, more telling than showing, the whole men bad, women good but hey I know what I signed up for. If you’ll excuse me I’m going to go organize my own little portfolio, and find something to obsess over that walks on two legs but yeah my dog is pretty great too.

A Breathless Guest

She leaves me breathless, not with kisses or in the plethora of ways I imagine but with my own fear of wanting her and knowing in the end… A Breathless Guest, someday on my lips, in my life, in my bed but she really won’t be a guest; catch my breath.

See Me Here:

And was I too busy running
Are Cupid’s arrows… endless?
Did you FINALLY say something?
It’s not like I would, I guess
You can tell everybody and it’s a little bit funny
That this year’s love is madness
“Love me like you do”, “love me, love me” I say nothing
Left breathless
Scared because I know what’s coming
What… you said yes?

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Yuffie Kisaragi … Final Fantasy VII, A Great Big World Ft Christina Aguilera “Say Something”, P.M. Dawn “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss”, Aloe Blacc “The Man”, Glee Cast “Your Song (Glee Cast Version)” (Elton John), David Gray “This Year’s Love”, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, and The Cardigans “Lovefool”

Wishful Breathing

So what if I had air, I’d use it all up telling her how beautiful she is, I wouldn’t use it at all kissing her, or would it even exist because she’s an angel so this must be paradise… who needs air? Wishful Breathing; yes, no, maybe… out of my misery

See Me Here:

Is it yes, no, maybe
How else do I have the possibility
I wish I could say something
Love me like you do… please
A fantasy but you are extraordinary
An I’m just an ordinary human who believes…
“Tell me”… breathe

Copyright © 2015 Second Circle Creations, Will A. Bradford Jr. All rights reserved.

Inspired By: Yuffie Kisaragi … Final Fantasy VII, Lykke Li “Possibility”, A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera “Say Something”, Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, Liz Phair “Extraordinary”, OneRepublic “Ordinary Human”, and Johnny Jewel Ft. Saoirse Ronan “Tell Me”