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Without Merit by Colleen Hoover ~ Blog Tour & Review~

 

WITHOUT MERIT

BY COLLEEN HOOVER

Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing a mistake deserves is forgiveness.

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

 

ABOUT WITHOUT MERIT:

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

Poignant and powerful, WITHOUT MERIT explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, Confess, November 9, and It Ends with Us. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance twice – for Confess in 2015 and It Ends with Us in 2016. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen 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

 

My Review of Without Merit

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Colleen Hoover never ceases to amaze… Without Merit is one of my most favourite YA reads of all time. All.The.Feels.

I have tried for a week to write my review for Colleen Hoover’s latest release, Without Merit —this book was brilliant—but I’m having a hard time writing it without spoiling the story. Do I write about the main character, Merit Voss, and how she reminded me what it was like to view life through the eyes of a teenager? Do I write about how Colleen Hoover didn’t just give me one character to fall in love with, that she gave me an entire family?

There are so many reason why I loved Without Merit; the fabulous writing, the unique storyline, and the angst-filled moments that tore at my heart. The characters in this story are powerful and unforgettable—Wolfgang and Cheesus definitely won’t be forgotten— but for me, next to Merit, I will never forget Barnaby Voss. Pieces of every Colleen Hoover book I have read have stayed with me—usually angsty bits, and I knew as soon as I started Without Merit this would be another story to stay.

As a mother of a teenager, I’m excited for my daughter to read this story. I know she’ll be sucked in just like I was. I wholeheartedly believe there are lessons to be learned from this story and look forward to discussing it with my her.

If you are looking for a page turning story that will take your heart on an amazing rollercoaster ride, you need to read Without Merit. So many feels. So much more that a YA romance. A story not to be missed.

*I was provided with a complimentary copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

 

WITHOUT MERIT

BY COLLEEN HOOVER

http://www.withoutmeritbook.com

Atria Books Paperback | 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501170621 | October 3, 2017 | $16.00

eBook: 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501170638 | $7.99

  

ORDER WITHOUT MERIT:

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Now for the fun….the #WithoutMerit Contest!

Enter the Rafflecopter  to win a limited edition signed hardcover copy of WITHOUT MERIT! (5 winners in total) Contest is open until October 30th!

 

Don’t miss Colleen on tour for WITHOUT MERIT:

SEATTLE, WA

Monday, October 2nd

THIRD PLACE BOOKS

7:00 PM    

17171 Bothell Way NE

Lake Forest Park, WA  98155

https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/event/colleen-hoover-without-merit

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/137295906877328/

 

LOS ANGELES, CA

Tuesday, October 3rd

CHEVALIER’S BOOKS

7:00 PM    

126 N. Larchmont Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA  90004

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-talk-and-signing-with-colleen-hoover-for-her-new-book-without-merit-tickets-37139282594

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1911946199130358

 

KANSAS CITY, KS

Wednesday, October 4th

WOODNEATH LIBRARY CENTER

7:00 PM    

8900 NE Flintlock Rd

Kansas City, MO  64157

http://www.mymcpl.org/events/calendar/story-center-speaker-series-colleen-hoover

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/174560183089713

 

CHICAGO, IL

Thursday, October 5th

ANDERSON’S BOOKSHOP – LA GRANGE

7:00 PM    

26 S La Grange Rd

La Grange, IL  60525

http://hooverandersons.brownpapertickets.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/264445024062577

 

CINCINNATI, OH

Friday, October 6th

JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS

7:00 PM    

2692 Madison Road

Cincinnati, OH  45208

www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3081217

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/113057092698266

 

POTTSTOWN, PA

Saturday, October 7th

BOOKS-A-MILLION

6:00 PM    

Coventry Mall

351 W. Schuylkill Road Ste G16

Pottstown, PA  19465

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-colleen-hoover-at-books-a-million-pottstown-pa-tickets-37311651153

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/352249878530498

 

NEW YORK, NY

Sunday, October 8th

NEW YORK COMIC CON

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM   

500 West 36th Street

Hudson Mercantile

New York, NY  10018

https://www.showclix.com/event/ColleenHoover5yf6nuy

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1979991848924145

 

DALLAS, TX

Tuesday, October 10

SMU BOOKSTORE

7:00 PM    

B&N College

Southern Methodist University Bookstore

3060 Mockingbird Lane

Dallas, TX  75205

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colleen-hoover-book-launch-for-without-merit-tickets-37360492238?ref=elink

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/746877452165014

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes ~New Review~

Louisa Clark is an ordinary young woman living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15507958-me-before-you

 

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A beautiful 5++++ star read. How did I not read Me Before You sooner…This gorgeous story has completely stolen my heart.

I watched the film version before reading the book and, for all I absolutely loved the film, I knew I had to read the book. I knew I would love the book but, it was so much more than I expected. So many things that the film version missed out. I’m happy I didn’t miss out on them.

Brilliant characters that stole a place in my heart, and fabulous writing with ALL THE FEELS…The perfect read in my eyes. Thank you Jojo Moyes, my heart will never be the same.
Buy Me Before You on Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2uzBaxy

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

 

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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

Dispatches from the Kabul Cafe by Heidi Kingstone ~NEW REVIEW~

Where can you buy 913 Kalashnikovs? How do you tell a friend her expat love is never coming back? What’s it like to date a mercenary? 

In 2007, Canadian journalist Heidi Kingstone arrived in Kabul, eager to uncover the mysteries and shadows of one turbulent corner of the world. Over the next four years, she encountered idealists and chancers, gunrunners and warlords. She interviewed generals and partied with powerbrokers and fashionistas. A passionate advocate for women’s rights, she witnessed women as heroes, as victims, as freeloaders, as rivals. 

Heidi’s account of the last years of ISAF-controlled Kabul is vividly atmospheric, deeply personal and at times shockingly painful. From air bases to brothels, she tells of disastrous development programs and hopeful couplings against the backdrop of our longest war. But as her friends fall victim to ambush, kidnap and suicide bombing, no amount of booze and adrenalin can soften the devastating realities of NATO’s new Afghanistan.

 

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I haven’t been able to read a book in months. I started Dispatches from the Kabul Cafe in hopes that it would help with my research on Kabul… It didn’t help as much as I had hoped but, it was a brilliant read. Thank you, Heidi Kingston, for sharing your incredible experience. I couldn’t put this book down.

If you are like me and read a lot from the romance genre, and are maybe looking for something to cleanse your reading palette, Ms. Kingstone’s memoir of her time in Kabul is an absolutely brilliant read.

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

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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

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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**

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It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover ~BLOG TOUR~

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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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**

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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

 

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Grab your copy of IT ENDS WITH US:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2a6fCwq

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/29F2fWU

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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/

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

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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

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Left Drowning by Jessica Park ~Nic’s Review~

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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.

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

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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. 😉

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