Thursday, March 30, 2017
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I don't really know what to say about this book. I just know it wasn't for me, which is weird because lots of things are for me.
The writing is good, the story is decent, but I just couldn't connect with the characters. Something fell flat for me and I hate when that happens while reading. I can't pinpoint what exactly didn't work for me, but something didn't.
If you're looking for a strong alpha, then Alex is right up your alley. On the flip side, Sydney is a pretty alpha chick (which I think is part of my problem) and if you like that grab this book. I like my women strong, but something about Sydney was a bit weird and I just couldn't connect with the girl.
There's also a chance I was in a book funk and this just wasn't what I wanted at the time. Any of these things are possible.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Tequila Sunrise Stars
I hope you're ready because this book was bloody brilliant. Yes, bloody because British.
The Penis List
Penis #1: The virginity snatcher
Penis #2: The sweetie
Penis #3: The ultimate cocktail
Where was this list back in my day? I mean, this is perfect. Especially when Penis #1 is rolled into your ER on a stretcher. The tension between Cam and Indie can be cut with a knife (a spoon? fork? what's the least sharp object?) and it's the greatest thing. Oh, did I mention I listened to this book so it was so much more intense?! If you want to hear Indie and Cam really come to life, grab the audio.
"You'll sleep so much better here, and it's important you're at your best when you operate on London's sexiest footballer tomorrow."Gah. See. I don't even know what to say. I laughed out loud. Then there are the puns. I love puns! And here I thought I was alone in this love, but I'm not! Cam and Indie are so freaking punny!
"I've met all your brothers, Cam. Are you entirely sure you hold that title?"
This book is excellent. I haven't listened to or read a book quite this fun in a long time. I can't wait to really meet the next Harris brother in Endurance!
Amy Daws just earned herself a new fan and the top spot on my soccer--and I feel awful calling it a soccer shelf after I just got used to calling it football--shelf on Goodreads.
"I am thine, thou art mine."
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 "You've fucked the best, babe" Stars
I fell for Jett about as quickly as Lo fell for Jett. Well, maybe a bit quicker. And I was definitely quicker to own it (see what I did there?!) than Lo, but that's neither here nor there.
Lo has been hurt--as many people have--but she's been hurt in ways I'd never want to imagine or live through. She has lost more than most and she has been left with nothing more than a brother who wasn't there for her.
Jett is dealing with loss and has never needed a woman for anything. So when Lo comes barreling into his life--quite by accident and quite literally--he didn't see her coming. When they stumble into each other again, it must be fate. Or something like that.
Tonight is a 'get to know you' night...so tomorrow morning I can fuck her properly in my bed and not feel guilty about it.
I'm pretty sure I was already in love with Jett at this point. I'm easy so this isn't a hard thing to do. But come on! He's amazingly sweet and kind and he is willing to sacrifice his happiness for others.
"You hurt my feelings."
"You have feelings?"
"I fucking do. One."
Dauphin surprised me with this one. I've read some of her other stuff. She isn't all hearts and glitter and rainbows. She's been known to throw a dark and dirty curveball at you a time or two. So, to say that I waited for that shoe to drop throughout this entire book would be an understatement.
Good news: She doesn't disappoint. There's a curveball. And she threw it right at my heart. It hit that one feeling I have.
"So when I do this, you better not laugh at me."
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Monday, March 27, 2017
❈ iBooks ❈ Barnes & Noble ❈ Google Play ❈ KoboCorinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series (Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction & Defenseless), Say You'll Stay, Say You Want Me, and Say I'm Yours. She's an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn't ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart. Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | Amazon Author Page | Corinne Michaels Facebook Group
Friday, March 24, 2017
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
3.75 "I don't talk much" Stars
I went into this knowing nothing beyond the fact that it's an MC book. Which I LOVE. So, this was right up my alley.
I really enjoyed the story of Gunner and Charlie. The way Charlie kept to herself and managed to make herself nearly invisible, yet Gunner still saw her.
After years of watching each other, there finally comes a time to interact. Gunner, always in protection mode when it comes to Charlie, is quick to push away any potential threats or suitors. What he couldn't protect her from was himself.
Charlie faces things that no one should ever have to face. This is true of her childhood and as an adult. She is a survivor.
Gunner is her savior. Even if he blames himself for her situation, he still saves her. In her mind, he will always save her.
This book contains some serious adult situations. That's the warning you get. If you don't like adult situations or horrible, worst case scenarios, then move on. Skip right on over this book and grab something else.
I am excited to see where Abby McCarthy takes this series. I have a crush on Shane. And maybe Reggie. Just give me the whole MC, I'm greedy like that.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
To all of my book friends who told me to read this book, screw you. Seriously, why didn't you force me to read this sooner?! Had I known the beauty that was held within the pages of this outstanding read, I would have picked it up a long time ago.
Evan Salinger is the class freak, the outcast, the mental case. He's the beautifully broken boy who has been ostracized by someone he is supposed to call brother. He has built his life around his books,his job, and his drive to get out the tiny town he is forced to call home.
Jo is the new girl. She's the girl other girls hate because she chooses how she is perceived at school. She is the girl with the harrowing past and the jagged scar. She has built her life around circumstances that she cannot change.
When the two of these connect it's magical. And I don't say that because it's a thing in romance, I say that because it truly felt like it had to happen. Call it fate or destiny or whatever you need to call it, but Evan and Jo were meant to be. You can feel the attraction between them. You can feel the reservations and the hesitancy and the need to be understood by another living soul. Evan and Jo encompass all of these feelings.
Pulled apart by circumstances completely out of their control--no misunderstanding here--Evan and Jo must find a way to fill the void the other has left behind. Evan does this with his dreams; Jo does this by running away.
The tiny aspect that is a bit supernatural is Evan's ability to know things. And not in a psychic way, but in an intuitive kind of way. The way it is written into the story, I completely believe it's possible. I never doubted Evan for a minute. His intuition or ability my have been the reason he was left to sit on the sidelines in school, but it is this uncanny ability that makes me love him all the more. It is his undying belief and love in Jo that has me wanting to curl him into my arms and hold him tight.
So, if you haven't been fortunate enough to read this book, please do it now.
One-click it, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and find your cozy reading spot because you aren't going to want to put this book down.
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I always love revisiting characters I just can't get enough of Gray and Jazz. OMG! This novella is perfect if you feel like you didn't get the closure you wanted with Twisted.
Gray loves Jazz, that's made even clearer within the pages of this book. I can't wait to see how they continue to grow in future books as we watch the other members of Oblivion fall in love.
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"I bet I can untangle you."
At an airport baggage claim, Penny Darling looks up from her knotted mess of ear buds to find the sexiest hunk of man she's ever seen. He's got a military haircut, a scar through his eyebrow, and he's rocking a pastel pink dress shirt like only a real man can. But Penny is on a man-free diet so she leaves the airport without succumbing to his delicious double-entendres...or his dreamy dimples.
PI Russ Macklin can't take his eyes off Penny. As she sashays out of the airport with hips swaying and curls bouncing, he suspects they may share more than just sweltering chemistry. That suitcase she's rolling along behind her? It looks a lot like his.
Because it is.
When he tracks her down, he holds her bag hostage in exchange for a date. Their night begins with margaritas and ends in urgent care, and Russ proves that Cosmo's theory about a very particular type of orgasm was oh-so-wrong.
In Penny, Russ finds a small-town sweetheart with a very naughty side. For the first time ever, he’s thinking about picket fences. Penny finds in Russ a loving, caring man who understands the power of massaging showerheads.
But Russ is only in Port Flamingo for a week. They agree it'll be a fling and nothing more. Because really, they can't fall ass-over-teakettle in love just like that...
99k words. HEA. Dual POV. No cheating.
Featuring a big drooly dog named Guppy.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Royally Bad by Nora Flite
Publication Date: April 1st, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance
Royally Bad, a sexy new standalone from Nora Flite is coming April 1st!!!
Getting close to an arrogant bad boy like him is dangerous. Too bad it’s her only choice.
Kain Badd looks great on paper: rich, handsome, and he’s even a prince. But after spending a few minutes together, Sammy sees the real him—arrogant, possessive, and too hot for his own good. If she hadn’t agreed to help plan his sister’s wedding, she could have avoided him. Instead, she’s waking up in his bed after an unforgettable night she definitely wants to forget. But he won’t let her.
When Sammy thinks her life can’t get any crazier, the wedding is raided by the police, and she spends her first-ever night in jail. The irresistible Kain isn’t just bad in name—his family is connected to a dangerous underworld. Now she’s mixed up in a power struggle between his family’s empire and their rivals. She has no choice but to put herself back in this filthy prince’s extremely capable hands.
Sammy must trust Kain to keep her safe. She’s just not sure she can trust herself to resist temptation.
Excerpt:“Did you move in or something?” He’d snuck up on me, his arms folded over his gray jacket. He looked oddly clean and crisp in such fancy clothes. In one hand, he held two champagne flutes. We were alone in the kitchen. That fact sat heavy in my belly. Gripping the counter behind me, I said, “Your sister needed the help.” “Careful.” He stepped closer, his eyes never straying from my face. “Once you start with her, she’ll never stop asking you to do things.” Helplessly, I measured the distance between us. I was trapped in my corner; he’d corralled me so easily. “I like helping people.” “I have something you could help with. Something pretty big.” Flushing, I bounced my attention down to his zipper. I didn’t mean to, it was as if his gritty voice had taken hold of my neck and guided me down. And his smile said he’d seen me do it. I cleared my throat. “You’re a big boy, you can help yourself.” “Oh, I do. And I will.” His foot came down, the shiny shoe transfixing me the closer he got. “I’ll jerk this cock off to thoughts of you, sweetheart. Especially to the memory of how you felt in my arms earlier.” My muscles were useless. All I could do was squeeze the counter harder. “Fine. Go do that.” “Tch.” His chuckle caressed between my legs. “You can pretend all you want, but I know I got to you, too. That’s why you’ve been avoiding me all day.” “I was busy with your sister,” I argued. “And after that?” “I was planning to go home.” “But you didn’t.” His lips were only a foot away. How had he gotten into my personal space so smoothly? When I spoke, it was a whisper. “I was just about to, you interrupted me.” “Let’s get some honesty going.” His arm came forward. I flinched, expecting him to touch me—he put one of the glasses next to me on the counter. “You want me. I can tell how badly you want me. And you also want nothing to do with me.” “That last part is definitely true.” Grinning, he bent against the counter. “You’re not looking for some long-term baby-making plans with me, right?” Fuck, I was so red. “You want to never see me again? Fine.” His low tone flooded my ears, making me dizzy. “Get me out of your system. Fuck me, sweet thing. Fuck me and forget me.” Cupping my chin, he leaned his weight into me. I bent, I crumbled, and I let my facade crack. Kain was too tempting. I wanted to know how his smirk would feel on me, how his quick tongue would taste. He was right. I wanted him. Kain stared me down. I kept wondering when he was going to kiss me. Stepping back, he nudged the champagne into my hand. On impulse, I took it. “Drink,” he explained, “Then come find me in the garden.” There was nothing else to be said, apparently, because he walked out of sight. Sliding down to the floor, I hugged the glass. He’d left me a total mess and he'd barely touched me. Staring into the golden drink, I watched the bubbles pop. Some floated to the top, others clung to the glass as if trying to hold off their fate. Which was I? A fighter . . . or a bubble that wanted to be popped? Putting the glass to my lips, I sipped. Champagne had never tasted so much like sin.
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Raven: To seek, plunder, or prey. To devour ravenously. To seize as spoil.
I am Raven.
I knew what it meant to fight my way through life.
I decided long ago I would take control of my future.
No more bug infested couches.
No more drug-addicted mothers or absentee fathers.
No more welfare checks or moldy bread.
No more settling.
I thought I had it all figured out, a way out of the hand I’d been dealt.
Until my life got turned upside down by two very different men who look at me with mirrored lust in their eyes.
I no longer know who I am or who I want.
The only thing I do know is, I am ravenous.
Despite the fact I know it is a disaster waiting to happen, I can’t stop it.
I’m afraid I will never be sated.
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