Saturday, May 2, 2020

REVIEW: Almost Never by Melissa Toppen

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Description: 

Alec Murray.
He was the one.
From the first moment I saw him, I knew.
I had never been more certain of anything in my sixteen years on this earth.

But Alec didn’t notice me. At least not in the way that I wanted him to.
He noticed my best friend instead.
I stood by and watched their relationship blossom.
An outsider looking in, wishing things were different.
Torn between my loyalty to my best friend and the boy who had unknowingly stolen my heart.

Weighted by feelings I could never express out loud, I wrote them all down.
Every thought. Every feeling.
I poured them all into a letter.
A letter he was never meant to read.

Only that’s exactly what he did.
He read it.
Every single word.
But by then it was too late.

Even if he was no longer dating my best friend.
Even if I was more in love with him than ever.
He was leaving.
I was leaving.
And there was nothing either of us could do to change it.

Alec Murray was my almost fairytale.
The happy ending I swore I’d never get.

But our story is far from over…



*Almost Never is a friends to lovers, complete standalone.





Tuesday, April 21, 2020

REVIEW: One Moment Please by Amy Daws


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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Description: 

That awkward moment when an ER doctor has to inform you that you’re pregnant…with his baby.

Three things Lynsey Jones knows about the hot doctor: he’s grouchy, an arrogant jerk, and strangely obsessed with pie.

Three things Dr. Dick knows: he doesn’t talk about his past, he doesn’t do relationships, and the crazy girl in the hospital cafeteria who ate a fistful of French silk pie…is annoyingly irresistible.

After a chance meetup at a bar and a heated cab ride together, things come to a head and now instead of hating each other, they’re horizontal in a bed.

Three months later, the weird cafeteria stalker who crept out of Dr. Dick’s house like a thief in the night, winds up as his patient in the ER after her Tinder date from hell.

Dr. Dick is prepared to keep it cool and professional. That is until her bloodwork reveals that she’s pregnant.

What really throws him for a loop…is that the surprise baby…is his.





Saturday, April 11, 2020

WELCOME BACK and REVIEW: Seek by Amabel Daniels

Welcome back! 

So, it's been a hot minute since I've been on the blog. A lot has been going on, for me (and the world in general). I had a hard time getting back into reading for a while, and even when I did get back into reading I wasn't in the headspace to review anything. So I've spent the last couple of months just...existing, and reading anything and everything. There have been a few books that gave me such feels that I wanted to write a review but the reviews never materialized. And that's ok. I knew I wasn't there. 

So all of that scared me when I was offered a review copy of the book I'm going to talk about today. I love this author and her books, so I knew I'd end up liking the book (I have yet to find a book by her that I didn't like!)...so I knew that I'd like her book but I was also a little unsure if I was mentally ready to review something. But, I wouldn't know until I tried. 

So that brings me to this book. Seek (Project Xol #1) by Amabel Daniels

Ok, so first impressions...HAVE YOU SEEN THAT COVER!?!?!? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

51932012. sy475 I've read almost everything that Amabel Daniels has published, and I've enjoyed everything I've read (even the one that made me mentally live in nature *shudders*), so when she offered me an advanced copy of this book, I couldn't say no. 

So, the blurb: 

It’s been months since Cassidy Shaw has heard from her mother, Rosa, a world-renown scientist. When she does, it’s in the form of an urgent edict to retrieve a key. Arriving at Rosa’s apartment in Cincinnati, Cassidy encounters strangers. One man who seems determined to silence her. The other, could he be her savior?


Luke Dixon enters the fray, believing his neighbor is being attacked. Never one to ignore someone in distress, he’s then shocked to realize he’s the one needing rescue. Bound together through violence, Cassidy and Luke must come to trust each other as they embark on a search, armed only with the key and Rosa’s cryptic directions. It’s a journey with unexpected answers and decades-old research. A search with more questions…and a lethal enemy who returns when least expected.


I knew going into this book that it was going to heavily focus on the suspense part of the story, so I expected that. I was definitely pulled into the story and on the edge of my seat to find out what was going on with Rosa and who was after Luke and Cassidy. The action starts in chapter one and keeps going until the last page. Honestly, when I got to the last page, I thought something glitched with my kindle because it just ended. 




So, I knew that this was a series but I wasn't anticipating a cliffhanger. I mean, my bad...but OMG THAT CLIFF!!!!!!

I should have anticipated the cliffhanger because the further I got into the book, the more I wondered how the book would be wrapped up in the short time that was left in the book. I will say that the cliffhanger is great in the sense that it provides more time to build the relationship between Cassidy and Luke. I'm definitely intrigued by their relationship and would love to see how it builds and grows. 

I definitely recommend this book and I can't wait to find out what happens next!









Friday, November 1, 2019

VEILS by Brynne Asher







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“Give me a memory, Noah.”



That’s what she said … the woman who rendered me stupid in the shadows at a wedding reception. I did everything I could to figure her out. She wore more veils of armor than I’ve seen in a lifetime. On the outside, she was strong and self-assured. But within those beautiful, guarded blues? She was laced with vulnerability and grief.

We had one night. The best night. She got the memory she wanted, but in the process, I was left branded.

Then she thought she could strut out my front door and my life, right after announcing she was my boss’s baby sister.

I had no choice but to follow. Not only did I go after her, I chased her halfway around the world. Because when it comes to her, one memory isn’t enough. It doesn’t matter that there couldn’t be a more opposite pair than us.

Gracie Cain is a healer. I’m Noah Jarvis, a cold-hearted killer.

But when my job came back to bite me in the ass, I wasn’t the only one caught in the crossfire. It bought us memories no one was counting on.


That’s when all the veils were ripped off









You slay me Brynn Asher. I just finished Veils and I have actual tears in my eyes. I've loved all the books in this series but I have to say, Jarvis is the best yet. You absolutely killed it! ❤

I have to say, when I first met Jarvis years ago in Vines, I had no idea the depth he was hiding. While he was only a secondary character in the first 3 books, he seemed to have a chip on his shoulder that I wasn't sure would ever go away. We didn't get much of him so it was hard to really get a good read on his personality. I can now say I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him and see how far he's come in his own story. 

I liked Jarvis in the previous books. I even liked him in the beginning of Veils. But I fell in love with him at the airport when he brought Gracie breakfast burritos and replaced her coffee. I loved how he was intrigued by Gracie, how he knew she has secrets and he wanted her to tell them to him. He doesn't want to just learn all about her from her 'file', but have her open up to him of her own free will. He followed her across the world to get just a little more time with her. He pushes, but not in an obtrusive way. 


"Go Chase your dreams, baby. Every single one of them. You deserve it."


If that doesn't scream perfect book boyfriend material, I don't know what does! ❤๐Ÿ˜ The biggest thing I liked about Jarvis, he doesn't like people. I don't either. That makes him A-Ok in my book! He's so sweet in a secret, only for Gracie kind of way. I loved how he was falling in love with her and was totally ok with it. He's making plans. Plans for a future with her where he never did anything like that before. I also love the added humor amidst the drama. Harry strikes again with her cute cow self. ๐Ÿฎ

This book was so amazing! Jarvis and Gracie's story was just beautiful. Her history and the things she's endured.... For Gracie to be as strong as she is, it's just pure beauty. And how Jarvis was with her, how he fell for her and was determined to give her nothing but a beautiful life is what true love is. Yes, I know this is a fictional romance book, but so what. As a die-hard reader, THIS is what book boyfriends and book hangovers are made of. 


I was hooked from the beginning. I tried to stay awake to read all in one sitting but that didn't happen. Luckily for me, I had a free morning with no plans but to get back to Veils and see it through to the beautiful end. And the ending was, indeed, beautiful. So sweet and perfect. Brynne Asher is such a great author. She really knows how to tell a story that hooks you in and just won't let go. The writing was awesome and the characters were great. I loved seeing the guys from the previous books and where they are now. I don't think too much time has passed in the story since the last book so it felt like I was picking up where Gifts left off. Either way, I really loved and enjoyed Veils!


The Killers series is one I go back to often and I'm glad I now have this gem to add to the pile. 







Brynne Asher lives in the Midwest with her husband, three children and her perfect dog. When she isn’t creating pretend people and relationships in her head, she's running her kids around and doing laundry. She enjoys decorating and shopping, and is always seeking the best deal. A perfect day in “Brynne World" ends in front of an outdoor fire with family, friends, s’mores, and a delicious cocktail.





Killer Series Buy Links:
Vines, Book 1 - hyperurl.co/mxdgp0
Paths, Book 2 - hyperurl.co/9nx2cr
Gifts, Book 3 - hyperurl.co/haa0el
Until the Tequila, Crossover Novella - hyperurl.co/lxnauf 

Killer Series Buy Links:
Veils Goodreads Link -  https://bit.ly/2DVv0w5















Monday, October 28, 2019

Update about recent events and posts on the blog...


We wanted to give everyone an update on what's been going on. 

Eight weeks ago, Lindsay's mom suddenly passed away. It was completely unexpected and emotional and as you can imagine, she's been having a hard time and hasn't been around to keep on top of the blog. She's trying to find a new normal and get back into the swing of things, but it's going to take some time. 

We're sorry for any missing or late posts. We are in the process of trying to get caught up on things. If we own anyone reviews, we promise that we will get them posted as soon as possible as we get back into the swing of things here. 

We appreciate your understanding. 







Tuesday, October 8, 2019

NEW RELEASE: SINNERS ARE WINNERS by Lani Lynn Vale



SINNERS ARE WINNERS
KPD Motorcycle Patrol #5
By Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: October 8




He saw her from across a crowded ballpark and knew she was about to change his life. 
Yes, he realizes just how clichรฉ that really is, but the moment his eyes locked on her, he knew that she was the one.
At least, the one that royally screwed him over. The one responsible for his demotion and the subsequent disciplinary action taken against him before he’d even gotten out of the probationary period with Kilgore Police Department.

It all started with a kiss.
***
Saylor Rae Spada tried to mind her business. She also tried to not get involved in petty disputes.
However, from the moment she saw him sitting next to her at a professional baseball game, a game she didn’t even want to be at but was dragged to by her blind date, she couldn’t look away.
Then the kiss cam came on, featuring none other than her and the handsome stranger.
Without missing a beat, he kissed her.
Then her blind date decided to pull a knife and try to stab him.
From that point forward, she’s done nothing but cause him trouble.
Trouble that he’s starting to find increasingly adorable.





Thursday, September 26, 2019

NEW RELEASE: The Plus Ones by Kayley Loring




Title: The Plus Ones
Author: Kayley Loring
Genre: Contemporary Romance/
Steamy Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 26, 2019








Love changes people.
I’m the first to admit that I, Keaton Bridges, used to be an immature, entitled ass.

Okay, maybe I’m the second to admit it—after Roxy Carter.

That loudmouth.

But I’ve seen what true love has done for my friends, and I want it for myself.

Somehow, I’m the only single guy left.

Somehow, she’s the only single girl.

The only time Foxy Roxy hasn’t been a loudmouth?

That time we were making out at our best friends’ wedding.
And every time we’ve seen each other in the five years since then,

because she refuses to talk about it.

Well, she’s going to have to talk to me now.

It’s the dead of winter, and our six best friends were planning a getaway at a Caribbean couples-only resort.

One of the couples had to drop out, and I refuse to be left out in the cold.

All Roxy and I have to do is pretend to be in love for one week so we can spend some much-needed time with our favorite people.

And all I have to do is pretend I’m not dying to kiss her again.