Review: Where Good Girls Go to Die by Holly Renee

Genre: Contemporary

Published: April 13th 2017

Read: July 1st 2017 (In one sitting)

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

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Goodreads Summary: It was a bad idea from the beginning.

He was my brother’s best friend and the definition of unavailable.

But I didn’t care.

I had loved him for as long as I could remember.

He was worth the risk. He was worth everything.

But then he broke my heart as easily as I fell for him. He watched me fall, spiraling out of control, and as I reached for him, he wasn’t there to catch me.

So I ran.

Four years later, I never expected to see him again.

He was still my brother’s best friend, and he was more unavailable than ever.

He looked every bit the bad boy I knew he was, covered in tattoos and a crooked smile.

Guarding my heart from him was top priority because Parker James was where good girls go to die.

Unfortunately for him, I wasn’t a good girl anymore.

My Rating: 4 stars

My-Thoughts

This was a very quick book for me. I read it in about 2 hours or less. It was very easy to stay interested. I kept into it because I wanted to see what happen in the flashbacks. The beginning is gripping and hell it even made me cry.

Parker and his boys are in Atlanta for his bachelor party, and they go and do what all guys do…go to a strip club. Shortly after the girl comes in and starts her routine, when Mason, who is Parker’s best friend, recognizes the girl…it’s his sister!

Her and Parker have a deep history, obviously. She was in the middle of his lap dance, and he was trying to get her take off the mask, not realizing it was his Livy, until Mason starts freaking out.

Naturally, being the big brother he is, Mason demands Livy to put her clothes on and go back home to Tennessee with them and when she is fired from her job, she has no choice.

Livy is shocked to find out that Parker is the one getting married. When she buddy’s with Brandon, who is Parker’s other best friend, he hires her to work at his tattoo shop. The only thing she didn’t realize is, Parker is part owner and also an artist in the same shop, meaning they will be spending everyday together. Trying out a new thing calling being “just friends”.

It is a must read for me! The only reason I give it a 4 instead of a 5 is the ending. I wanted more! This is going to be a series, so maybe there will be a follow up book, I am not sure, but I am hoping that is the case.

 

 

Review: Stay Awhile by Gia Riley

Genre: Romance

Published: March 12th 2017

Read: July 3rd 2017

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

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Goodreads Summary: Life can change in the blink of an eye.

And every choice can unravel more of the truth.

One split second decision after a lifetime of lies has created a world so confusing, happily ever after isn’t guaranteed. Not even when the stars align and the pieces fit perfectly into the puzzle.

This time, I’ll have to fight for love with a vice clamping my heart and a gaping hole swallowing my soul—absence won’t make the heart grow fonder.

Lies and deceit.

Broken promises and disappointment.

I know them all too well.

So far, the pain has won.

But the pain doesn’t have to be permanent.

My Rating: 2.5 Stars….(It’s not for me)

My-Thoughts

REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS!

You all know that I love angsty books. But, guys, this one was too much, even for me. I was praying for it to be over about 50% in. It’s like when you buy an old house and the say “The bones are good, but the rest is crap.” that is this book. I hate to be that mean but its truth.

Now, it may be different for you than it was me, so don’t miss it if you think it peaks your interest. Here is the story. Basically, Megan and Conner Campbell were high school sweethearts, married with a sweet little girl. Megan is away for a week and she comes home to find a stranger sitting in her kitchen, talking of her cell phone. Obviously, the woman is there for Conner, but he is no where to be found and neither is Laney. Megan calls around and finds out both Conner and Laney were brought into the ER, they had been in a car accident.

Their daughter was injured and needed surgery on her legs and Megan’s best friend from high school, Dr. Garrett Kristoff is in charge of little Laney’s care. Garrett had always had a crush on Megan, honestly it seemed a tad stalkerish, but that’s just my opinion.

Here is what I wasn’t fond of with this read. Megan hops right into bed with Garrett. I know they were friends prior, but if it was me and I just discovered my whole life had been a lie, I think I would want time to mourn.

Garrett is so needy! He was always asking Megan if she needed him. Good Lord! And his sex bucket list he left her in the notebook. What in the holy hell was THAT?

I just wanted it to end. Like I said the bones were there, the filler was not needed. It was suspenseful, with the whole deal with Conner, but the crap with Garrett and Megan could have been a lot better. And Laney didn’t seem to care one bit her daddy was gone. She was already asking for a new one.

The ending was just crazy. I can’t even get into that.

Anyways, if you are still following and you haven’t read this book, check it out and tell me what your thoughts are.

 

Review: Tied (Devil’s Wolves #2) by Carian Cole

Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Published: June 24th 2017

Read: June 27th 2017

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

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Goodreads Summary: He was the myth and the legend of our small town. But no one knew the truth… except me.

Me
My childhood was stolen by a monster. I’ve forgotten what love feels like. What happiness feels like. What hope feels like. I am numb.

Him
He’s possibly as damaged as I am. Maybe even more. Scarred just as much on the inside as the outside. Just like me. He doesn’t speak. He doesn’t smile. He hides in the woods like an animal. I should be scared of him. But I’m not. He’s the only one that has ever made me feel. And I want to make him feel, too.
Everything…

My Rating: Through the roof….1000000 stars!

my-thoughts

How do you describe the best book ever? Can you? Is it possible to put into words how amazing a book truly is? I am not sure if I can even begin to describe how great Tied is.

Tyler, much like his brother Toren has wounded me. Tyler is very misunderstood by the world. They look at him and see a scarred human being. Everyone in town judges him for his past. The one person who may understand how he feels is Holly Daniels, but she is untouchable.

Holly Daniels was an eight year old little girl on the day her life changed. She was kidnapped. Taken away from her parents and her older brother, never to been seen again. Everything thought she was dead. Ten years pass and the case is cold.

Tyler was walking near his cabin one day when he heard the sound. Eventually he found the source; a debarked dog and a dirty young woman clutching it.

It was little Holly. 

Tyler should have been named the town’s hero, but that didn’t happen. He was accused instead.

This is a book I would love to see come to life as a movie! This is one of those books you can’t get off your mind. Just when you think all is said and done. That everything is figured out…curveball. Changes everything!

Read it. You won’t regret it or forget it.

 

Review: How We Fall by Melissa Toppen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Published: April 21st 2017

Read: June 26th 2017

Kindle Unlimited: YES

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Goodreads Summary: It’s not always about how we fall- it’s about where we end up once we land.

I remember the very first time I laid eyes on Cole Lincoln. It still feels like yesterday when he stumbled into my life with his messy brown hair and dark eyes. Even though I was only ten years old at the time, I knew right then and there that he was going to change everything.

From that point on Cole and I were always together—inseparable—and I naively believed we’d be best friends forever. But forever didn’t last nearly as long as I expected.

We grew up and grew apart, life driving the distance between us, but my love for Cole never faltered. Even long after he moved away, leaving me and our little town behind, I still carried a piece of him with me every single day. Because Cole wasn’t just my childhood best friend- the boy who knew me better than anyone else in the whole world. He was also my first love- a part of my very core.

When a tragic death brings us face to face again after six years, every single memory comes rushing to the surface. Only this is not the boy I fell in love with all those years ago. The man before me is hardened, intimidating, and so damn sexy I practically melt when those dark eyes meet mine for the first time in six years.

And like the first time he walked into my life, I know with complete certainty that everything is about to change.

My Rating: 5 Snowboarding stars!

my-thoughts

This was my first book by Melissa Toppen, although it was co-wrote with an author I am familiar with, Silla Webb. I can’t say anything bad about this book! It was great.

You have the main character, Melanie Anderson, small town girl with three brothers and then Cole Lincoln. Cole and Melanie meet many years ago when Cole’s family moved into the house next door. Instantly Melanie was head over hills. But it never seems that Cole felt the same way.

Years pass and Cole leaves town, leaving Melanie and everything behind to pursue his dreams in New York City. But when tragedy strikes and their mutual best friend, Michael passes away, it brings the both back together.

Melanie has had a rough life. Her passed away leaving her to step up and take care of her two younger brothers. She finally felt somewhat stable, but the Cole is back and her world is upside down again. Her feelings she thought she had suppressed years ago for Cole comes rolling back.

You all know I love second chance romance, so this one was prefect for me. It is one you can’t miss!

 

This one looks good!!! RELEASE BLITZ!!

Title: Small Town Scandal
Series: Wingmen #5 (Standalone)
Author: Daisy Prescott
Genre: Second Chance Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2017
Blurb

Another wingmen meets his match and this time it’s
scandalous.
Carter Kelso is a man with a plan. And goats.
Ashley Kingston is a woman with a reputation.
Can he earn back her love before their past catches up with
them and destroys everything?
On the island, my last name is synonymous with scandal. With
a notorious father and a famous brother, I’ve been on the sidelines of our
small town’s gossip circle for years. Nothing to see here. Just a man and his
goats, happily going through life. Not a care in the world. Too bad it’s all
lies.

I’m tired of trying not to be in love with Ashley Kingston,
our very own island jezebel. Some people think she’s a slut. They think they
know her. They’re wrong. Screw them.

Reputations can be deceiving. I should know.

Small Town Scandal is a second chance romance standalone
novel and the fifth book in the Wingmen series. You do not have to read the
other novels first.

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USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies about real love.

Love with Altitude, her newest Rom Com series, is set in Aspen, Colorado features life and love in a small town. Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. The popular Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall.

Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband and an imaginary house goat. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.

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Excited about this one!! Release Blitz for Riled Up by Anie Michaels

Title: Riled Up
Series: With A Kiss #2
Author: Anie Michaels
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2017
Blurb
There were some problems Skee-Ball and beer just couldn’t
fix.
Being with Camden was everything Riley ever wanted… and so
much more. More stress, more money, more family, more obstacles, but also more
love. Oh, and more sex. That too. No one had ever made Riley feel so needed,
and perhaps that was the problem. Now facing a new job, new responsibilities,
and a new life with her fiancé, Riley quickly begins to feel overwhelmed. The
only thing she isn’t unsure of is her love for Camden. But love can only take
her so far.
Camden wants to make everything easy for Riley. He wants to
fix all her problems, take away all her stress, make life easy for her, and
give her all the orgasms, but he’s quickly realizing that Riley’s biggest
issues—the ones that make her doubt herself—can’t be fixed by anyone but her.
That doesn’t stop him from trying. She’s an independent woman, but that doesn’t
mean he can’t spoil her every now and then.
Riley’s going to have to accept that Camden loves making her
life easier, and Camden’s going to have to realize that she only gives in
because she loves him. But when the past comes back to disrupt Riley’s future,
Camden will have no choice but to let his fierce partner and fiancée handle her
shit.

Will Riley be able to let the past go? Will Camden’s need to
take care of Riley push her too far? 
Will their love for each other be enough?   
 

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Anie Michaels is the author of the Never series, the Privates serial, the Love and Loss series, and stand-alone novels The Space Between Us and Instead of You. She started writing her first novel in June 2013 and hasn’t looked back since. Working at home as a full-time writer of books, when she is not pounding on the keyboard she can be found reading, playing with her kids, spending time with her family, and connecting with her close friends. She’s spent her entire life in the Pacific Northwest, lives in Portland, Oregon, and can’t imagine ever being anywhere else… except maybe somewhere tropical.

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Release Blitz for Writing Mr. Right by T.K. Leigh

Title: Writing Mr. Right
Author: T.K. Leigh
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: June 26, 2017

Blurb

My name is
Molly Brinks, but most people know me as Vivienne Foxx, bestselling author of
chance meetings, stolen glances, and the much-needed happily ever after. My
addictions include coffee, home improvement television, and the occasional pint
of ice cream. The love of my life is an eighty-pound labrador retriever named
Pee Wee. At the age of twenty-nine-plus-one, I am at the top of my
game…professionally. My personal life is a completely different story, one best
left untold. Success has its sacrifices and I’ve been more than happy to put my
search for Prince Charming on the back burner while I create fictitious tales
of the naïve virgin, the broken girl with a torrid past, and the strong-willed
student finding their own Mr. Right… Until one hell of a case of writer’s block
and a tight deadline set by my publisher forces me outside my cozy downtown
Boston apartment in search of inspiration.
Armed with
an account on every dating website out there, I devise a plan. Meet some nice,
professional men. Go on a few dates. Hope one of them has the spark I need to
finish my book. Then walk away.
But plans
are meant to be broken.
My name is
Molly Brinks, and this is my story about Writing Mr. Right.

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T.K. Leigh,
otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is the USA Today Bestselling author of
the Beautiful Mess series, in addition to several other works. Originally from
New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband,
dog, and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). In
late 2015, she gave birth to her first (and only) baby. When she’s not planted
in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found training for her next
marathon (of which she has run over twenty fulls and far too many halfs to
recall) or chasing her daughter around the house.
T.K. Leigh
is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. All
publishing inquiries, including audio, foreign, and film rights, should be
directed to her.

  

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Release Blitz for Falling for Loverboy by Jani Kay

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Title: Falling for Loverboy
Series: Sex & Secrets #2
Author: Jani Kay
Genre: Forbidden Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2017



Blurb
Forbidden Romance / Feel Good Story
How can something so wrong, feel so right?
SUNSHINE
It started with an online dating website. 
Two strangers. 
Different cities.
No real names. 
The perfect distraction from everything that makes me want
to run away. 
When we decide to meet for a drink, I don’t expect to get
knocked over and lose my memory, with only the stranger to help me. 
I’ve forgotten my past, but my present is perfect because
I’m falling for Loverboy.
Until I remember who I am …
LOVERBOY
I’ve committed the ultimate sin … Falling for Sunshine.
She’s lost her memory and buried her secrets.
Secrets that will tear us apart and destroy us.
What happens when past and present collide?
Who is the girl with no name, and what is she hiding?
Warning: 18+ Adult situations & language.
Author’s Note:
This is a STANDALONE novel and part of a series (Sex &
Secrets Book #2)
It’s not necessary to read Book #1 Dirty Secrets before you
read Book #2
Dirty language and sexy scenes are plentiful. You have been
warned!
Oh, and a HEA, of course 🙂



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USA Today Bestselling Author – Jani Kay lives in Western Australia within a ten minute walk to the beach which is one of her favorite places to chill out.

She has been a bookworm all her life – as a voracious reader, she would gladly spend her last dollar on a book. She is always fascinated that for the mere price of a book (often less than the price of a coffee!), she can escape her life for a while and see through someone else’s eyes into their world.

Jani loves the colour red, is a fiery Aries, is impatient and always storming ahead with those ram’s horns, bashing her head…she has a wicked sense of humour and loves laughing.

In her ‘other’ life, Jani is a business woman and a scientist – a creative scientist though – she formulates skin care products and brews up concoctions in her laboratory…

She has 2 beautiful children who have grown into amazing young adults and Jani is very proud of them.

Besides reading and writing, her favorite ‘thing’ is traveling and drinking cocktails on the beach while watching the sun set over the ocean (Sex on The Beach anyone?).

Above all, she believes in Kindness, Karma, Miracles and Magic…

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