Monday, October 23, 2017

Cuffed by K. Bromberg









K. Bromberg surprised me with this one. I don't think I was expecting so many emotions..I mean I saw the deliciousness of the cover and thought, yes please. What I got was an all encompassing story that delved beyond the easiness of a second chance romance. Tough issues, friendships that were thrown away but found unexpectedly and the unwavering staying power of first love. I was surprised at my reaction to all of it.

Grant and Emmy were two souls that connected from the very beginning, when the ugliness of the real world interrupted the safety of childhood, lives were changed. Telling the truth is always the right thing to do, but even in right things, wrongs can occur. My favorite connection was Grant's mom and Emmy. They had this unspoken bond that just never went away. It clicked as if the years did not separate them.

Fighting for what you know is right. Loving who you know you should. Protecting your family against the evils this world can show. All of this was showcased in this first book in Ms. Bromberg's newest series. I am excited to read more.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Drive by Kate Stewart




Kate Stewart is an absolute MUST READ author for me...it's hard to put into words what her books do to me. But because I am a blogger/reviewer I have to figure this shit out and try...

Here we go:

1) She grabs me from the prologue to make me not only want more but NEED more. A burning desire to figure out what will happen and follow the journey to get there with rapt love and pure attention to detail. Hoping upon all else that I don't miss one word of the epicness that will be coming my way.

2) Having twists along the way that make you second guess even what you thought you may have wanted. Falling in love with more than one person, wanting the best for everyone and secretly holding hope that it follows the way you as a reader want it go. But also trusting that Ms. Stewart knows what she is doing and will bring all the characters to their destiny.

3) Being so damn addicted that you risk tears IN PUBLIC to continue reading as you wait in line to renew your vehicle registration. She has also had me cry while sneak reading in line at the bank. The BANK people. I mean I do tear up there when I see my balance every once in awhile, but that's a different story..

4) Heart palpation's, the fluttering of first love butterflies, the knot that builds in your stomach and can literally choke you as you hope and feel for fictional characters, the absolute connection of reality to fiction in where you find yourself lost in someone's else's world and can't even apologize for ignoring everyone and everything else.

5) And finally the music. My two absolute addictions are reading words and listening to words. Music and reading. She blends them perfectly, reminding us that everyone's life is a soundtrack and sometimes hearing those songs brings you back so quickly you are truly transported. Sounds of life, harmonies of the soul. Perfectly done.

This book was EPIC. Although it started a tad slow, the build ends up being part of connecting unconditionally with everyone involved and taking stock in how the entire thing will play out. I LOVED this book.


Maverick by Karina Halle





Karina Halle uses these characters to highlight the fact that you can be fearless and intimated all at once. You can scale down an ice mountain to rescue others but can't risk falling for someone and allowing yourself to be vulnerable..to allow someone into your heart is a danger that may not be worth the fallout.

I fell hard for both Maverick and Riley. They were both strong, resilient people that loved their friends with all they have. Following danger to ensure the lives of others isn't something that selfish people often do. They mirrored each other in giving more than just the surface of who they are. Having lost important people in your life can definitely harden even the most loyal hearts.


Being privy to these two not only allowing the other into their lives, but falling hard enough to lose it all. I felt the heartache, friendship and totally appreciated the use of climbing rope and body parts. HOLY HOT.  Smoking hot chemistry between these two burned brightly off my kindle pages. The kind of smoldering build of sexual tension that has you so wrapped up, you are literally in the office cheering them on. Can't wait for Fox's story.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

On A Tuesday by Whitney G.




Whitney G. writes a book. I read a book. Certain things just are. This is a written fact due to what this author delivers, every time. I am guaranteed a story I connect with, characters I fall for, and a love story I devour. On A Tuesday delivered all of it and more.

A second chance romance, enemies to lovers, bad boy college athlete tamed by an unlikely girl, ALL of these things are my "must haves" when reading a story. Every single one worked, you felt the separation, desperation, connection, pain, happy, you experienced all of the feelings that were being painstakingly hurled at you through the pages so deeply you can't help but fall in love. Grayson and Charlotte were victims of circumstances from beginning to end. How they became unlikely friends, to more, to nothing...but on a Tuesday that can all change.

I felt this story while reading it. Whether it was a laugh, a stomach knot, a heart beat skipped or the butterflies that engage while reading about falling in love. This story had it all. I loved it. Highly recommend it.

 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ruthless King by Meghan March





"Property of Lachlan Mount"


Having been introduced to Mount already I was SO ready to see what kind of beautiful destruction he could bestow upon me as a reader. His quiet, strong, intimidating stance illuminated from the shadows. Being present but not easily found. Feared but revered. His reputation preceded him and had me willing and waiting for the pounce. And pounce he did.


Keira is a strong, independent, no holds barred business owner that packs a punch. But every strong woman has an Achilles heel in their life, someone that uses their strength against them and they shine a little less brightly in their presence. Her late husband was that person in her life. After he died, his unsavory behaviors started to really come to life. How he behaved reflected on her and she ends up paying the ultimate price for his douchiness. Enter Lachlan Mount.

"No ones property" is Keira's mantra. "Mine" is Mounts. Which brings tension. Sexual back and forth. And a man that may have met his match in every way. Meghan March did an incredible job of introducing us to the dark underworld of New Orleans. Intriguing, hot AF, and palpable hate to love that you want to see implode first hand. Great start to this trilogy. So excited to read more.

From This Moment by Melanie Harlow




I always know I am going to get something emotional, addicting and all consuming when I start a Melanie Harlow book, but this one took the cake. It was a romance of unspoken nature...but what I did learn or think on hard was judging things I know nothing about. It was a lesson in realizing that not everything placed in front of you can be deemed right or wrong. I have always known if you don't walk in their shoes don't judge them. This was that case. 


From the outside looking in this was a romance that would be judged harshly, but when you get to the real story, the fact that Drew always stole the show while Wes allowed him to. When you learn who loved whom first, you start hoping. Hoping that Wes can get the happily ever after he has let everyone else have. That he can put himself and his happiness first. But the one thing he wants has so many strings attached. The relationship that Hannah has with her mother in law was SO familiar, lol. She was all things I understand. After 23 years with my husband and giving 4 grandbabies, I still struggle to be enough. This book was so personal, raw in a way that had you invested in what was going to happen. Forbidden, but right.


In Pieces by Danielle Pearl















I was so taken in my first read In Ruins by this author. She captivated me with an angsty college romance, filled with a sexual tension I didn't think could be matched. Wrong. Bea and David took that notion and upped the game by adding unrequited sexual tension that you could feel oozing out of the kindle pages. I am addicted to this series and this author's words.

David is Bea's older brother's best friend. Not only that but a life time family friend as well. So the fact that what he feels for her goes way deeper than he feels it should, presents obstacles. Beth has had it hard. She has felt pain and unfortunately that pain has left her at times feeling overwhelmed. She made choices that ensured people watch her a little closer and held her a little tighter. One of my favorite things about this story, was watching her take control of not only her life but her feelings. Speaking up to those that had totally done her wrong. It was empowering to slowly build on the fact that what she was feeling needed to be articulated to those who deserved it.

The tension, back and forth and mystery that surrounded these two was really well done. As a reader it kept me trapped in the story, it also has me impatiently waiting for the next book from this author. Really enjoyed it.


Dirty Little Promise by Kendall Ryan



I am going to start with this review by saying I totally enjoyed book one and love this author. But..this one just didn't hit the mark for me. It didn't have the allure and back and forth that book one grabbed me with. Will I continue reading this series? ABSOLUTELY! I can't wait to get to the rest of the brothers. This one just dragged a little...and didn't hold me captive like I wanted it to. Thank you so much for the early copy!


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Racer by Katy Evans


Like father, like son. So many similarities within these two men, but differences that make Racer's story his own. A beautiful, blue eyed man, with demons he struggles to keep at bay daily. A love he is struck by out of nowhere, that he has to fight against himself in order to find his fairy tale ending.

Speed, recklessness, adrenaline and an assertiveness that has you checking your temperature throughout this story. A Tate that knows what he wants and won't take no for an answer. Check please.

Katy Evans is a master at writing a possessive love story, that makes you want for the characters without taking away who each is. This story was more about loving someone for all of them, finding your person and family. Catching up with everyone was a complete bonus track for me. Racer was so reminiscent of Remy it had me ready for a re-read.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

How To Date A Douchebag: The Learning Hours by Sara Ney





This review will be quick and spoiler free. The pressure to do so has kept this cursor blinking on an empty document for far too long. What we have here is a book that I loved and wanted to strangle all at once. The writing was on point. As always. The back ground characters were super douches, hence the name. My issue was (staying as vague as possible) was the lack of something important for me as a reader. What was this? An air about the character that was missing to the point of frustration. Did I end up falling for said character, yes. Did it take me longer than usual? Yes. About 50% ish in to this one, I started to really connect to everyone involved.

As with all Sara Ney stories you are served up laughter, a touch of angst, and an addicting story to the end. One of my most anticipated reads of the year.

Hoping to revisit this review later to fill in the blanks after all the spoiler reviewers have ruined it for others. LOL


Monday, September 25, 2017

Scandalous by L.J. Shen










"He is thirty-three.
I am eighteen."

These words can sometime deter me from connecting with not only the characters but their overall relationship. This book blew that theory right out of the GD water. Edie is everything I love in a female. Resilient, compassionate, loyal, real, strong and has more love in her than she even knows what to do with. She finds the broken in people and fights to be the reason they want to be whole again. Loving them despite of it and because of it. Her fight and determination to make a bleak situation shine had me cheering her on. Her love was impenetrable. So her being 18 quickly fell to the wayside, she had seen more injustice in those years than most see in a lifetime.
*Photo purchased on Depositphoto*

Now on to Trent, "The Mute", the single dad, the fighter, the poor kid, of a different race, so many different "tags" to attach to one man. One that isn't mentioned is friend, fighter, and overall amazing man that has all this love to give and isn't sure how what to do with it. Wanting for his daughter, but completely clueless on how to make it all happen. He is willing to do anything for happiness. Maybe even his own.

I have loved every single book LJ Shen has written. She has a powerful way with words. Making you love to hate and hate to love, taking you outside of a comfort zone that you thought was a great place to stay. She evokes every emotion in this story. You seethe with hatred for injustices and people, you cheer with happiness when a simple smile is directed at the right person at the right time, she made age seem impervious, and she did it all with words. This book slays. It repairs. It's amazing. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland









A hot doctor, an ass, a hook and an accent? How can you go wrong? Penelope and Vi always keep me entertained. I know they will bring heart, love and a little laughter with their stories. A wrench in the HEA we are so desperate to find. But this one had a little something something that I fell head over heels in love with. Letters. Hot, uninhibited truths from both Simon and Bridget that had me fanning myself and so turned on I wished the hubs was home for a servicing. TMI? Probably but the letters were so honest and raw it drew me closer to both characters on a different level. Not a mom and a roommate but a woman and a man she craved.


The dynamics of this one were pretty true to what you expect. But the way they handled themselves in their relationship and overall life had me cheering for them both to end ahead of the game. Enjoyed.


 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

#ThreeLittleLies Novella Series by Sara Ney








#addicted #haveyoureadthisauthor #OMGhooked #fakeboyfriendnews #Didshewritedouchebags

Tweet: Can I share my love in 140 characters or less? Probably not since I am already at 57 and declining. OMG I seriously suck at this. 9? Aaaahhhhhhh  

Tweet#2: @saraneyauthor we need to be friends. Even @justinbieber thinks so..#shouldbefriends #friends #soulmates #mightbepushingit #savage



Instagram: Download Attachment (cute skinny selfie of ME holding signed paperback copies of all three books, gifted from author...just because)

Facebook: Do you love banter? Quick wit? A cute love story X3? Than this series is for you. You should definitely read #ThreeLittleLies series by @sara ney author RIGHT NOW.  From self proclaimed nerds to hot ass Rugby boys and sorority girls, this series has a little of everything. Totally enjoyed!


Comments 189 
Likes 1K (dreams do come true...lol)



Me: OMG I just read a book, well not just one, it was actually three little books (all hail my Goodreads challenge) and they were so cute. Book one was my fav of the three. I just loved the banter. Texts (like this) and tweets had me like..swooooon. BRB 

Book Bestie: Um book name and author *dumb ass* 

Me: OOPS #ThreeLittleLies series by Sara Ney. Have you seen her on FB? So funny. And her eyebrows are #onfleek 

Book Bestie: On what? 

Me: On fleek, my girls say it's a thing. It means good...I think? They also just informed me I should never EVER say it again. Or Savage. Because I'm old. *poop emoji*

Me: Anywho all three books are quick, cute and I liked both the girl and the guy. Book two's boy was ducking hot as duck.

Me: Ducking autocorrect

Me: Ugh. 


Lies, Hides and Fakes. All good relationships start on these simple words. Who needs honest, upfront and real? LOL I joke..but really, do you like romance, a little angst for good measure, great banter, laugh out loud moments all in-capsuled in a quick easy to read series? Than you need to this series out. Finished in a day. Enjoyed them all. Nerds to hotties..it has it all! 

#SUCHADORK #PROUDTOBEANERD



                                                            REVIEW DISCLAIMER

 Book bestie is not played by my actual book bestie because her return texts would have been VERY different and ended in a Craigslist ad to replace me. LOL



 

 

Macon by Marie James










Scrolling through Facebook and seeing a post about angsty college stories had me stopping in my tracks. What? Angsty, college romance?? Where do I click? Further research had me finding the book in question was Macon. Sign up comes in email..Fate? I think so.

That is how I was introduced to this one. I haven't read this author before, but I will be reading her in the future. I enjoyed this one. The good church girl, the local bad boy country star...a connection that can't be drank away. Add miscommunication, sprinkle in some angst and bad choices and you have an addicting read for me. I was pulling for these two crazy kids and wanted for them to figure out how much they truly meant to each other. Love is always best when it isn't being looked for but slams into you anyways.

Frustrating, swoony, with some hot ass bedroom adventures sprinkled throughout, await you in this college age read.


Friday, August 25, 2017

Under Her by Samantha Towle



I love a story with a male point of view, as a reader it seems like it may be a harder view to write from, but when done right it is so gooooodddd...and Wilder was done right. The perfect combination of stud to douche, you root for him to win and can't help but laugh when he just misses the mark. A brilliant mix of laughter, man-whoreness and misinterpreted feelings that warms the heart and can lead to an outburst of lol-ing.

Wilder and Morgan have known each other since college. A number of unfortunate interactions have left Morgan questioning her college crush on Wilder. An over privileged jackass that likes to stick his sword in every female within 10 feet. Morgan came off like the nerd, I am too good for all this nonsense, stick up the ass and because of this these two were oil and water in school.

Fast forward. BAM. They now work together. Morgan is smoking hot, intelligent and much stronger than she was before. Wilder is a workaholic during his week and pretty much the same "college" boy on the weekend. Until he just can't be.

I loved the back and forth with these two. The hot water Wilder was always in from his life as a manwhore. Will these two eventually figure out what went wrong all those years ago or will past mistakes find there way into their futures? Very entertaining. Another winner from Ms. Towle.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Corrupt by Jessica Prince








**Full fan-girly...rambling...love-fest review below**

I am a fast reader. But I didn't just quickly read this book, I devoured it. I adore this author and have enjoyed every book she has written, so I didn't read the blurb, didn't know the first thing about it. Knew I loved the cover and the author. The end. WOW. Rocker boy jerk face turns into rocker boy perfection. Strong sassy, dealt a shitty hand in life young lady, finds her end game and never settles. I loved every second of this book.


You know that feeling? The sensation of falling in the pit of your stomach, that you crave and despise all at once, I felt that throughout. The zing of firsts, the pull of not wanting to fall completely, the heart palpation's when you finally do. AAAAAHHHHH I loved it. The friction between the community ho and lead female had me fist pumping in the air like Judd Nelson in Breakfast Club. I was ready to throw down!



Great banter, angst, this story just had it all for me as a reader. I can't wait for the next installment. I am cyber stalking like a fiend. Game. On.



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