Archive for Reviews – Contemporary / New Adult

Small Town Scandal by Daisy Prescott ~NEW REVIEW~

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.

Small Town Scandal on Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35390126-small-town-scandal

 

Small Town Scandal (Wingmen, #5)Small Town Scandal by Daisy Prescott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Who doesn’t love a scandalous love story, hmmm? Especially one set on a beautiful Island with a sexy goat herder! Small Town Scandal is the latest sweet release in Daisy Prescott’s Wingman series and it was fabulous.

When I’m looking to get lost in a romance, Daisy Prescott is definitely one of my go to authors. Small Town Scandal is exactly what I was looking for; a sweet, sexy read full of witty characters. Carter Kelso is the sexy and chivalrous goat herder, extremely swoon-worthy. Ashley Kingston is misunderstood-wrongly judged by so many but, she knows who she is. I absolutely adored her character!

Set on beautiful Whidbey Island, Small Town Scandal is a story of love lost and love found, of lasting friendships, and how small town secrets turn into scandal. The story is wonderfully written and my heart enjoyed every twist and turn.

If you’re looking for a page turner to lie by the beach with this summer, look now further, Small Town Scandal is just what you are looking for. One word of warning, don’t be surprised if this story has you craving a run to your local coffee stand 😉

*I received a complementary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Grab your copy of Small Town Scandal on Amazon:  http://amzn.to/2eP18rs

Crazy Over You by Daisy Prescott ~NEW REVIEW~

Crazy Over You

Release Date: March 28, 2017

Crazy Over You is a standalone romantic comedy and the second book in the Love with Altitude series. 

My savior isn’t prince charming.
I’m not that lucky.
He’s my worst nightmare.
He’s my one-night stand from two years ago.
And he doesn’t remember me.

What happens on vacation doesn’t always stay on vacation. Especially in a place like Aspen. I moved to the mountains for my dream job. I never expected to run into the man of my dreams. Again.

I never thought I’d see her again.
My Cinderella didn’t leave me a shoe to find her.
Not that I’d need random footwear to recognize her.
Her kiss is something I’ll never forget.

Work hard. Play hard. I’m paid to be a nice guy on the slopes, but what I do in my off time isn’t always about making good choices. That’s the fun of living in a ski town. I stay while the women come and go.

Be sure to check out Next to You, the first Love with Altitude novel in this series of interconnected standalones!

 

 

Crazy Over YouCrazy Over You by Daisy Prescott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can’t remember the last time I devoured a book in one sitting, but I couldn’t put Crazy Over You down. Thank you, Daisy Prescott, for Jesse and Mara’s story.

I have been in a reading slump for the last 4 month. Every book I start, I end up shelving… Nothing was cutting it for me. Crazy Over You was exactly the kind of story I needed to read. The writing is witty and endearing, and the characters are fun and loveable. Every thing about this story had me wanting more. I can’t forget to mention that this book is chock-full of sexual tension, the kind that had butterflies fluttering around my tummy… These are my favourite kind of stories to read.

Jill Shalvis has been one of my go to authors for years because her books are fun and sexy and now Daisy Prescott has now been added to my go-to list. I can’t wait for more books from the Love with Altitude series.

If you are looking for a light read full of witty characters, a story to make your pulse race and fill your heart – look no further! Crazy Over You is definitely a book you need to read.

**I was gifted a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review**

 

New Review ~ Filthy Rich (Blackstone Dynasty 1) by Raine Miller

518pw19brnl

RELEASE DATE: November 15, 2016

Billionaire Caleb Blackstone lives in the glamorous world of wealth and success, with every material luxury. But the moment he sees Brooke Casterley, none of that matters. Caleb is filled with a raw, undeniable need that he can’t ignore…for a girl who is so completely different from everything and everyone he’s ever known.

Only Brooke isn’t looking for love. She knows all too well just how much damage the wrong guy can do. Still, what sane, broke British girl can resist the charms of an incredibly sexy, chivalrous billionaire? What starts as flirtation quickly turns into all-consuming passion. Nothing could have prepared her for the searing heat of Caleb’s touch—or just how much she craves him.

Their whirlwind romance is the stuff of high-society fantasy—but for every moment of pleasure, there is a cost. Past mistakes and tragedy shadow them both…and falling for him might be the kind of trouble she can’t afford.

PreOrder your copy today:  http://amzn.to/2f1G2Ci

518pw19brnl
Filthy Rich by Raine Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

HOT DAMN, Raine Miller! I couldn’t put this book down! What is it about these Blackstone men… Oooooh, Caleb Blackstone! This was exactly the book I needed… Not over the top, just wonderfully romantic and sexy as hell.

Filthy Rich (Blackstone Dynasty 1) is a perfect example of why Raine Miller is one of my go-to authors; fabulous writing with strong, genuine characters who are a joy to read about.

Raine Miller knows what the ladies want in an alpha male. And once again, she has delivered! Ladies, prepare yourself to swoon over the delicious Caleb Blackstone – another gorgeous Blackstone man who will leave your heart pounding. Strong and sexy, this gorgeous man knows what he wants and isn’t taking no for an answer.

When it comes to female characters, Brooke Casterley is a personality I think most of us can relate to. Not helpless or overbearing, she won’t be easily swayed by money or power when it comes to looking out for those she loves. I love the female characters Ms. Miller writes

Filthy Rich is fabulous swoony story that will give you the feels… the endearing feels, and the “Oh my” sexy feels. The characters in Filthy Rich are wonderful—some I absolutely loved, while others I wanted to push-off a cliff 😉

If you are looking for a sexy page turner with fab characters this is definitely the book for you!

*I received a complimentary review copy in exchange for an honest review**

View all my reviews

Reaper’s Fire by Joanna Wylde ~BLOG TOUR & REVIEW~

reaper's fire book tour

The smallest spark can start an inferno!

Gage and Tinker’s story is FINALLY here!

Reaper’s Fire NOW AVAILABLE!

image04

New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the “wild and raw”* world of the Reapers MC with the story of Gage and Tinker…

The club comes first.

I’ve lived by those words my whole life—assumed I’d die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She’s beautiful, she’s loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes . . . She deserves a good man—one better than me. I can’t take her yet because the club still needs me. There’s another woman, another job, another fight just ahead.

Now she’ll learn I’ve been lying to her all along. None of it’s real. Not my name, not my job, not even the clothes I wear. She thinks I’m nice. She pretends we’re just friends, that I’ve still got a soul . . . Mine’s been dead for years. Now I’m on fire for this woman, and a man can only burn for so long before he destroys everything around him.

I’m coming for you, Tinker.

Soon.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2b80wcP

iBooks: http://apple.co/1JUbzxl

Nook: http://bit.ly/1mzrJaD

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1Uu6bXu

Google Play:  http://bit.ly/1SxRDaQ

RFTEASER5

REVIEW

Reaper's Fire (Reapers MC, #6)Reaper’s Fire by Joanna Wylde
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reaper’s Fire by Joanna Wylde, was everything I had hoped it would be. There is a reason some authors are your go-to authors and this book was just one of many reasons why I love Joanna Wylde’s writing.

LOVE the title, Reaper’s Fire, so much meaning behind the name! Thank gawd my family is away right now, because I was able to read this sexy, hot MC read in one sitting! The Reaper’s series is one of my favourite series, every book has been an amazing page-turner. Reaper’s Fire had a fabulous story line that felt a little more relaxed than some of the other books in the series. I really enjoyed this book because it wasn’t as heavy on the angst, just the perfect balance of angst/romance.

LOVED Gage and Tinker’s story. It was a little different, in that some of the other members of the series didn’t take on as big a role in this story. I love all the sexy Reaper’s bikers. Tinker is another brilliant, strong female main character. Gage is all sorts of sexy-as-hell alpha male biker, I felt he wasn’t as hardcore as some of the other male leads in the series which, made him even sexier to me. Last but not least… Talia. What would a biker story be without a crazy-ass chick in it 😉

For those of you who love to read MC books, Reaper’s Fire is a whole lot of sexy that shouldn’t be missed! Great story that will keep you wanting more, fab characters and lots of delicious sexy-time. Make sure to also read the author notes at the end.

*Can be read as a standalone but you are missing out on some fabulous reading if you don’t read the entire Reaper’s MC series.  Nic

**I was provided a complimentary copy by the publisher**

GIVEAWAY
Signed copy of Reaper’s Fire

a Rafflecopter giveaway

~Reaper’s Fire Excerpt~

“I can’t believe how late it is,” Tinker said, yawning, and I realized the movie had ended. Now she stretched upward, the blanket falling to her waist as her boobs pushed forward.

God, how much should a man be expected to take?

I should’ve stayed away from her completely—that’d been the plan—but something had snapped when I’d seen her out in the courtyard. Couldn’t remember the last time I’d met a woman like Tinker. She was smart and sexy and funny, and she worked damned hard to take care of her family and business. Sure, I wanted to fuck her—you’d have to be gay not to—but I respected her, too.

“I should probably get going,” she said, offering me a smile so sweet I wanted to bite her lips. “I like to check on Dad before going to sleep, and I’ve got to be up early in the morning. I’ve got to package orders for the courier tomorrow—if they aren’t ready by two p.m., I’m screwed.”

I considered rolling over on top of her. Pushing her down into the couch cushions, shoving my leg between hers, and showing her what a real man feels like.

“Cooper?” she asked, looking confused. I blinked a couple times, forcing myself to focus on her face.

“I’m going to watch another one,” I told her, because I’m a goddamn masochist. “You sure you’re ready to head out?”

She frowned, and I could almost read her thoughts. Yes, she should leave. But she wanted me as much as I wanted her. And yeah, I realize that makes me sound like an egotistical ass, but this wasn’t my first rodeo. I saw the lust in her eyes, and the way she licked her lips and stared at my mouth. This wasn’t a one-way street, not even close.

“I guess I could stay a little longer,” she whispered. Christ, she was so sweet and soft. I wanted to bite her even more now. Suck that pouty lower lip into my mouth and shove a finger up her ass.

Break her.

You’re one sick fuck.

Why yes. Yes, I am. Thanks for noticing.

I managed to control the urge, catching her hand instead, giving it a friendly squeeze like some kind of pathetic tool. Her fingers tightened on mine, then she pulled away and snuggled back down under the blanket, raising her feet to rest on the coffee table. I grabbed the remote and clicked through the menu.

Tomorrow I’d do my job. I’d fuck Talia and spy on Marsh and look for any kind of weakness that might end this situation, the faster the better. Tonight, though . . . Tonight I’d pretend this wasn’t a waste of time.

Goddamn, but my dick hurt.

The next hour was torture.

Tinker sat next to me, all cute and classy and absolutely refusing to make any kind of eye contact. I don’t know how she felt, but to me the sexual tension hanging in the air was thick and heavy. I kept thinking about her hand in mine—small, but strong. The hand of someone who knew how to work hard. So far as I knew, Talia had never held down a job, let alone supported herself.

The couch shifted, and I glanced over to find Tinker sliding deeper into the cushions, drawing the blanket up to her chin. Our legs were maybe six inches apart. She shifted again, and then her hand bumped mine under the blanket. She jerked it back quickly, and I caught the hint of a flush on her cheeks. That was another thing I liked about her—her skin was so pale that I could see every hint of arousal.

Grabbing her hand, I pulled it over to rest on my thigh. This was a really bad idea, so I pointedly refused to think it through. Her hand tensed at first, then relaxed into my strength. My cock swelled against the fabric of my jeans, just inches from her fingers—it’d be so easy to push her hand toward it, wrap it around my painfully swollen dick, and just go to town.

Tinker’s fingers gave a quick squeeze—almost more of a spasm—and I bit back a groan.

Yeah, okay. Really, really bad idea. I should get off the couch and shut this shit down right now, because I couldn’t afford to blow things with Talia just yet. Instead I found myself leaning toward Tinker, bumping shoulders.

God.

I’d grown a pussy. No other explanation, because I couldn’t figure out why the hell else an adult man would sit holding hands under a damned blanket like a kid.

 

About the Author

image00

Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

Stalk Her: Website | Facebook | Twitter |  Goodreads

image02

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover ~BLOG TOUR~

image001

IT ENDS WITH US

BY COLLEEN HOOVER

“Colleen Hoover reminds readers that love is a fragile thing, built from courage, hope, and tears. Every person with a heartbeat should read this book.”
– Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

Visit www.ItEndsWithUsBook.com for teasers, tour dates and more.

image001

ABOUT IT ENDS WITH US:

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all-too-human characters, It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

11109_408567071_hr

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of SlammedThis GirlPoint of RetreatHopelessLosing HopeFinding CinderellaMaybe SomedayUgly LoveMaybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

FIND COLLEEN ONLINE: 

Website: www.ColleenHoover.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ColleenHoover

Twitter: @ColleenHoover

Instagram: @ColleenHoover

 

It Ends with UsIt Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am still trying to process my emotions after reading, It Ends With Us a few months ago. Definitely a 5+++ read!

*WARNING – By choosing to read It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover you will embark on an incredibly touching, and emotional journey. You will laugh…You will cry…And you WILL be blown away by absolutely brilliant writing. Make sure you have tissues, vodka and chocolate ready to help ease your emotions. Happy Reading!

Colleen Hoover amazes me with every story she tells, but something about It Ends With Us is different. I knew within the first few pages, this book would not be put down until the very last page had been turned… I also knew that this was a story that would probably bury its self deep in my heart.

Colleen Hoover always fills her stories with well-developed, fabulous characters we can’t help but fall in love with. Lily’s strength and determination made her real and relatable, a lovely character. Then there is Ryle… Well, I can’t really say anything about Ryle without possibly spoiling the story, so I’ll just go with WOW! Alyssa and Marshall are adorable — one word comes to mind when I think of Marshall, “onsie” 😉 . Now, there are some book characters who are forever ingrained in our minds after we meet them, and although I loved every single brilliantly written character in this story, one character stood out for me and I don’t think I will ever be able to forget him…Atlas. I can’t wait for you to meet Atlas. My heart melts when I think of this character and I’m sure yours will too.

So much of It Ends With Us tugged at my heart and honestly, I feared this book would utterly destroy me. Not gonna lie, I cried reading this one. I cried heart-broken tears and I cried happy tears. But I wasn’t destroyed…I was enlightened. Within the pages of It Ends With Us there is a lesson. There will be readers who can relate to this lesson and there will be readers who may know someone who, can relate to this lesson. But I really do feel like, It Ends With Us is more than just a fictional romance. Just keep swimming has such a deeper meaning for me now.

It Ends With Us is an incredible read, one of my favourites from Colleen Hoover. Definitely a book I highly recommend. Nic

*Make sure to read the Note From the Author at the end of the story, but PLEASE, make sure you read it at the end. Do not jump a head.

**I was provided a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review**

image013

IT ENDS WITH US

BY COLLEEN HOOVER

http://www.itendswithusbook.com/

Atria Books Paperback | 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501110368 | August 2, 2016 | $16.00

eBook: 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501110375 | $7.99

 

image008

 

Grab your copy of IT ENDS WITH US:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2a6fCwq

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/29F2fWU

Books-a-Million: http://bit.ly/29v3dBz

iBooks: http://apple.co/1PBTd6h

Indiebound: http://bit.ly/29BOZ2V

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1PBT7f1

Google: http://bit.ly/29OkBCI

Nook: http://bit.ly/20aafzY

 

Now for the fun….the #ItEndsWithUs Contest!

Enter the Rafflecopter  to win a signed copy of IT ENDS WITH US and a limited edition Everything’s Better in Boston magnet (trust us, you’ll get it after you read the book)! (3 prize bundles in total) Contest is open until August 26th.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/7c519361146/

 

Don’t miss Colleen on tour for IT ENDS WITH US: (these will not apply after 8/10 dates)

BOSTON, MA

Tuesday, August 2nd

BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH

7:00 PM

279 Harvard Street

Brookline, MA 02446

www.brooklinebooksmith.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765869680321385/

MADISON, NJ

Wednesday, August 3rd

SHORT STORIES COMMUNITY BOOK HUB

7:00 PM

23 Main Street

Madison, NJ 07940

www.shortstoriesnj.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1816436548588340/

NEW YORK, NY

Thursday, August 4th

STRAND BOOK STORE

7:00 PM

828 Broadway

New York, NY 10003

www.strandbooks.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1266828406680888/

 

CINCINNATI, OH

Friday, August 5th

JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS

7:00 PM

2692 Madison Road

Cincinnati, OH 45208

www.josephbeth.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/277088292641430/

CHICAGO, IL

Saturday, August 6th

ANDERSON’S BOOKSHOP

2:00 PM

Meiley-Swallow Hall

On the campus of North

Central College 31 S Ellsworth Street

Naperville, IL  60540

http://www.andersonsbookshop.com/

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/260878437616737/

LOS ANGELES, CA

Sunday, August 7th

CHEVALIER’S BOOKS

6:30 PM

126 N. Larchmont Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90004

www.chevaliersbooks.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/260712770964176/

PHOENIX, AZ

Monday, August 8th

CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE

7:00 PM

6428 S. McClintock Drive

Tempe, AZ 85283

www.changinghands.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1188482081195713/

HOUSTON, TX

Tuesday, August 9th

BARNES & NOBLE – Town & Country

7:00 PM

12850 Memorial Drive

Houston, TX 77024

www.barnesandnoble.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1755063464713808/

DALLAS, TX

Wednesday, August 10th 
HALF PRICE BOOKS

7:00 PM
5803 E. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75231
www.halfpricebooks.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1714556692137769/

Wrong by Jana Aston ~Brittany’s Review~

WrongWrong by Jana Aston
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was one of those books for me that you pick up and start reading and can’t quite decide what it is about it, but try as you may you just can’t get into it.

The story itself is cute enough. A young college girl by the name of Sophie has been seriously crushing on a regular named Luke that frequents the coffee shop she works at. When Sophie decides she’s ready to go all the way with her boyfriend, she does the responsible thing and makes an appointment to get herself some birth control. Low and behold who ends up being her OBGYN, none other than her coffee shop regular crush. Naturally wacky times subsequently ensued.

Several things about this book made me a little crazy. The first was the descriptive detail that Aston used for everything. And when I say everything, I literally mean EVERYTHING. For example, within the first few pages of the book an entire paragraph was devoted to the bus route description, times, stops, everything. While I can understand and appreciate the idea of show don’t tell when it comes to reading this fact made Wrong tedious. This was especially true since the entire book read this way.

The second thing was how young Sophie as a character read to me. I understand that she is a 20 something college student, but there were times I felt her grating on my last nerve and questioning what this mature doctor would be doing with her. She frequently threw temper tantrums, which she even recognized in her internal dialogue, that I just could not wrap my mind around.

Finally, this book is filled with the cliché storylines that we have come to know and love. Domineering male takes the virginity of a young inexperienced woman, jealous crazy ex girlfriend, unexpected pregnancy, you name it it’s here.

What Wrong’s saving grace was for me was the witty banter in between all the muddled bits. Aston’s flow with words when not getting bogged down in the detail was fantastic. Her dialogue between her characters was razor-sharp and funny. I found myself laughing out loud at several points while reading. I wish that wit and writing style had been spent developing the relationship between Sophie and Luke and that we had been able to get to know these characters better through their shared time together and dialogue between the two. Much of what we the reader learn about them is superficial. I wanted to know more about them and what made them tick.

All in all Wrong was a quick cute read that just fell a little short for me. 2 1/2 stars.

Available now on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wrong-Jana-Aston-ebook/dp/B015ZZEYWE/

View all my reviews

9 Letters by Blake Austin ~Brittany’s Review~

9 Letters9 Letters by Blake Austin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book. This beautiful, heart breaking book.

9 Letters tells the story of Luke. A man who has been completely and totally emotionally broken after the sudden death of his wife Emily a year earlier. On the one year anniversary of her death, a box that contains 9 letters from Emily shows up at Luke’s house. Each letter contains a task that Emily asks Luke to complete in order to help him move on from her passing.

I truly believe it’s rare to find books in this world that can affect you mind and soul. I can probably count on one hand how many I have found like this. The kind of books that change the way you see the world and the way you perceive things to be. 9 Letters was absolutely one of those books.

We the reader were immediately immersed in Luke’s pain. And it was hard not to be when Austin so vividly yet so simply painted the picture of this broken man with his stunning words. I never once felt pity for Luke, or annoyed that he couldn’t just get over it already. That’s because I was too busy feeling with Luke. When he wept, I wept. When he laughed, I laughed too. I was so invested in this character. And that’s another amazing thing Austin did. He developed a complex yet simple character that I deeply care about the instant I met him. Was Luke perfect? Absolutely not. But it was his flaws that made him all the more rich to me as a character.

Along the way, we also meet Rae. A young woman who plays a roll in Luke’s journey. Honestly, I loved the relationship between the two but for me this book was about Luke’s grief and the metamorphosis of his character. To whittle this book down to just a mere romance is a disservice to the stunning writing and storyline because it’s SO much more than that.

The other thing I loved about this book was Austin’s writing style. It didn’t read like anything I’d read before and it certainly didn’t read like a first time author. His cadence is all his own and keeps you glued to the page the moment you start reading. This book felt like nothing I had ever read before and will never find again. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt this author will be one I will return to again and again.

This is easily going to be one of my favorite reads this year. I whole heartedly recommend you do yourself a favor and grab this book. 5 huge stars.

***I was provided a complementary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review***

Available now on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/9-Letters-Blake-Austin

View all my reviews

Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis (Book 3 – Cedar Ridge Series) ~Nic’s Reivew~

51ul7GHBfPL._SX307_BO1,204,203,200_
From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis…

SOMETIMES YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN . . . 
After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his painful past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock.

Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She’s broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the brooding, dishy, I’m-too-sexy-for-myself guy who’s now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob’s dark intensity makes her want to tease-and tempt-him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground . . . until they realize the only true home they have is with each other.

~REVIEW~

Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I am looking for a sexy, funny read, Jill Shalvis is my one of my favourite go-to authors! Always packed with brilliant characters and wonderful stories, Nobody But You is another wonderful read from Ms. Shalvis.

Nobody But You had my attention from the very beginning. As always, the characters in Jill Shalvis’ books feel very much real people, not over the top. Sophie Marren is hilarious, and Jacob Kincaid would be your next book boyfriend except that he’s all mine. 😉 Their stories are touching and I fell for both of these sweet characters. Once you add in Sophie’s ex-husband and the rest of the Kincaid clan, you have the perfect recipe for a non-stop night of reading 🙂

Nobody But You will tuck itself into your heart with its moving storyline, but it will also have you snorting with laughter. I must also say that this is one of the hottest books by Jill Shalvis, that I have ever read! WOW! She knows how to write sexy but this story is UBER HOT!

I love that it doesn’t matter if I haven’t read all of the books in a Jill Shalvis series, I can read them as standalones and go back and read the others when I have time… And I ALWAYS want to read Ms. Shalvis books!

If you are looking for a book to completely lose yourself in, but something that isn’t over the top with emotions, I recommend reading Nobody But You. Fabulous characters, a sweet, sexy and funny story that will leave your heart feeling full <3

**I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review**

One click your copy of Nobody But You today:  http://amzn.to/1VR4GFO

View all my reviews

Left Drowning by Jessica Park ~Nic’s Review~

51I6gYsKaUL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

What does it take to rise from life’s depths, swim against the current, and breathe?

Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn’t expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.

*This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.
Note: due to mature content recommended for Ages 17+

Left Drowning by Jessica Park
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Huge book hangover! Not sure I’m ready to let go of this story or its characters yet. Thank goodness there is a book 2!!!!

Highly recommend this gorgeous, sexy story… Oh the feels
I have been trying to write a review for Left Drowning for weeks so here goes… I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I started, Left Drowning. It started off feeling too emotionally heavy for my liking but I’m glad I kept reading because it has become one of my favourite stories ever.

Definitely not the read for you if you are looking for something fluffy, filled with hearts and flowers but, if you are looking for a moving story with beautifully written characters that will consume you… this is the story for you. Lots of emotional lows and beautiful highs, and a few O.M.G. moments! Oh, and some sexy passion!

I don’t want to spoil anything about this book as I really think everyone should read it. So I’m just going to end this review by saying that Blythe, Chris and the rest of the Shepherd gang will bury themselves deep in your heart because once you know their stories, you will never forget them.

One-click your copy of Left Drowning:  http://amzn.to/22MqyUS

View all my reviews

Until I Met You by S.L. Scott ~ Nic’s Review~

5151kGvkUqL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

From New York Times Bestselling Author, S. L. Scott, comes this brand new stand-alone romance. 

Their love burned bright, white hot, and strikingly blue around the edges. 

Some thought them careless. 

Some thought them crazy. 

No one approved. 

Taylor Barrett was looking for answers in a universe that had abandoned him. 

Jude Boehler flooded her dark world with charisma and mystery, drawing everyone into her hurricane. 

It was a most captivating of love affairs. They were shooting stars, meteors in the sky, colliding to create a spectacularly wonderful reckless romance, leaving them breathless and tethered. 

Their souls were exposed to the chaos, bare and vulnerable. Can these two star-crossed lovers survive the madness that is life?

~REVIEW~

Until I Met You by S.L. Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5+ Absolutley beautiful stars! This book…#AllTheFeels

This is one of those books that surprises the hell out of you. I love S.L. Scott’s books so I was pretty confident I would enjoy Until I Met You, but she absolutely blew my mind with this story! Definitely a love story of epic proportion. One that kept me up until the wee hours of the morning, and that hasn’t happened a lot lately 🙂

I don’t even know where to begin with this review. Right from the first few pages, I couldn’t put Until I Met you down, Ms. Scott has a beautiful writing style. But I honestly had no idea what a ride this story was about to take me on. Until I Met You had such a unique feel to it; one minute I was in present day and the next I was back in the turn of the century, all of this fitting perfectly into the flow of the story.

But this story is anything but another sweet and romantic love story! There are moments that left me with my heart in my throat and tears running down my cheeks. And I loved every single moment.
Jude and Taylor’s stories were unlike anything I would have expected! Love it when a story surprises me!

I highly recommend Until I Met You by S.L. Scott. If you are looking for a story you won’t want to put down, this fabulous read and its beautiful characters are exactly what you are looking for.

**This was one of our Flirty and Dirty Book Club group reads and all those who read Until I Met You were raving about Blythe and Taylor’s story. 😉

Grab your copy of Until I Met You today:  http://amzn.to/1q777Is

View all my reviews

%d bloggers like this: