Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Review for Making Her His by Lucy Leroux - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -


For almost five years, Alex has had one obsession. Her name is Elynn.

Alex Hanas couldn’t believe that after so many years as a widower, his father was getting remarried. To make matters worse, the American gold digger had a kid—a daughter named Elynn. After months of avoiding it, Alex goes to brunch with every intention of giving his father’s new family the deep freeze. But he can’t pull it off with Elynn’s anxious green-grey eyes locked on him.

That was the day his life changed.

Four years later, Alex is as close to Elynn as a stepbrother can be. But that’s not enough for him. He wants more…and he’s done waiting.



MY REVIEW -

May have spoilers. May not. Just wanted to cover my bases.


Listened to the audio version of this book, and the narrator did a good job. She did both the male and female POV's, and did great at both. I'd recommend listening.


I love the whole forbidden aspect of falling in love with a step-sibling, and the romance is very sweet! Elynn and Alex never really live with each other, so it's not really much of a taboo to me. There's another sort of taboo, and that's the age difference of 10 years. Elynn is 17 when they meet, and Alex is 27. Elynn's mom and Alex's dad got married, and Alex isn't too happy about it, but Elynn intrigues him. Alex's feelings turn more towards the heart, but he knows Elynn is too young, so he doesn't pursue a romantic relationship. He wants to give her time to "grow", and Elynn also had a bad experience with an obsessive guy, so she's fragile at the moment. Fast forward 4 years, the two are close as friends, but there's still those romantic feelings Alex has, and he's ready to let Elynn know. The problem is that Elynn is still dealing with the bad experience from the past and Alex hasn't been completely true to his love for Elynn, so that causes issues. That wasn't too great, and Alex has horrible taste in women before Elynn. Elynn and Alex aren't really together, so I didn't hold that against him, but it would've been more romantic and heartfelt if he had waiting completely for Elynn. Alex is really sweet with Elynn though, so that made up for it with me. Alex is a dominating man, so some may take issue, but I think it suits Elynn well. I loved that she's kind of nerdy and super smart, but she's also on the delicate side, so she leans towards the submissive side of things. The sex scenes were great, and I really enjoyed the chemistry between them. Once Alex decided he needed Elynn, he was full force ahead, which I liked. It really moved the story along. There's also some excitement and mystery with the stalker angle, which I love that type of thing, so I was all on board for that! I actually would've loved a lot more of that, and the would've added another layer to the story. One thing bothered me; I don't want to spoil it too much, so I'll just say, "Why in the heck did she go into the room?!" That was really stupid on her part. Overall, entertaining and I loved the emotion between Elynn and Alex. Looking forward to more!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Review for Falling Away by Penelope Douglas - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Jaxon is the guy she’s supposed to avoid.

K.C. is the girl he won’t let get away....

K.C. Carter has always followed the rules—until this year, when a mistake leaves her the talk of her college campus and her carefully arranged life comes crashing to a halt. Now she’s stuck in her small hometown for the summer to complete her court-ordered community service, and to make matters worse, trouble is living right next door.

Jaxon Trent is the worst kind of temptation and exactly what K.C. was supposed to stay away from in high school. But he never forgot her. She was the one girl who wouldn’t give him the time of day and the only one to ever say no. Fate has brought K.C. back into his life—except what he thought was a great twist of luck turns out to be too close for comfort. As the bond between them grows, he discovers that convincing K.C. to get out from her mother’s shadow is hard, but revealing the darkest parts of his soul is nearly impossible.…


MY REVIEW -

There may be spoilers.

First off, the narration for the audio was really good. Both narrators did a great job. The male narrator actually reminds me of Keanu Reeves at time, which was sort of fun. He was a good narrator for Jax. The female narrator also did a good job with KC, but I didn't like her Tate voice.


So, I wasn't very excited to read this because I didn't really care for KC and Jax, but I ended up liking it more than I'd thought. I may think the characters are immature most times, but this series is engrossing. I'm entertained the whole time.

I did like the connection between Jax and KC. They have a passionate relationship. The sex scenes are intense and a bit rough, which I enjoyed. I like that KC starts to come into her own and doesn't let everyone control her. She does forgive Jax too easy most times, but she understands where he is coming from and knows she needs to push past his fears. I liked that they have a bit of a volatile relationship, but I would've liked her to make him beg a bit more. He pushes her away too much, and does some really messed up stuff to try to deny his feelings for her. KC does have some sass to her and gives it back at times. KC has been letting her horrible mother rule her life, so it was good to see her realizing that she needs to discover who she really is. There's some interesting stuff with KC's backstory, and Jax dealing with his horrible childhood.

The prologue sucks; it's KC and Jax having sex with other people. So, that was eww! It wasn't detailed, but still something I don't want to read, and that's a bad way to start a book. Also, I get Jax has slept around, but I don't need to have it mentioned multiple times. It was pretty much like he was playing adult most times, but was really still a little boy and needed to grow the heck up. I liked that Jared called him out on this. I don't like what Pen Doug did to Jared and Tate in this book. I've already read Aflame, so I already knew they were going to have some trouble, but it still ticked me off. Jax also sucked as a brother. I would've liked it if Jax was a bit more sweet with KC.


The characters and scenarios are interesting in this book and really the whole series. I like how Pen Doug writes and the stories flow nicely. She has an unique style.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Review for Until You by Penelope Douglas - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or so numb that you actually felt high? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between.

Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me. But none of them can hurt me, because I don't care about anything or anyone.

Except Tatum.

I love her so much that I hate her. We used to be friends, but I found out that I couldn't trust her or anyone else.

So I hurt her. I pushed her away.

But I still need her. The sight of her centers me, and I can pool all of my anger into her. Engaging her, challenging her, bullying her...they are my food, my air, and the last part of me that feels anything human.

But she left. She went to France for a year, and came back a different girl.

Now, when I push, she pushes back.



MY REVIEW -


First off, I listened to the audio for Until You and the narrator did a great job. I'd recommend it.

I liked getting Jared's side when he realized that he really loved Tate, and I do really enjoy how much Jared and Tate feel for each other. I actually read Aflame before this one because I was stressing about what Pen Doug did to Jared and Tate, so I wanted to get that one out of the way. It was nice reading this and remembering Tate and Jared's journey. After reading this, it made me more flabbergasted that Jared would be so inconsiderate towards Tate in Aflame. Until You showed how important Tate was/is to Jared, so it didn't align with his actions in Aflame. Sorry, enough about Aflame.

So, I almost went with 3 stars because really Until You just makes Jared seem more like a jerk. He really thought he hated Tate, and thought very badly towards her. He was vindictive and harmful for no good reason towards her. When reading Bully, I didn't imagine his thoughts to be so horrible towards her in the beginning. So, I was disappointed in that. I wanted him to know he loved her; I think deep down he did, but he was blind to what he was feeling and it turned into stupid, immature actions.

I also didn't need to read about how many girls he banged. At least there wasn't major detail, but still...eww! Plus, he pretty much thinks every girl is hot. Being in his thoughts during those times wasn't really great. The story is pretty much the same, but we get more details about what happened with his dad, other girls, and KC. The story also goes a bit after the ending of Bully, which I liked what Jared did at the end, so I enjoyed that addition. This is a bit of a spoiler, so warning! Jared gives his abusive, jailed father money to not call his younger brother. Why not just not answer when he calls? Or heck, how about changing the number? Both super easy to do. I thought that whole scenario was stupid. I already mentioned I hated any of the talk about Jared's manwhore ways. Knowing more about the KC scenario also didn't change my opinion about her; it actually worsened it. I'm not looking forward to her book. I'll read it still; I'm hoping she'll grow on me if I know more about her. She's a horrible friend to Tate. They are definitely not bffs, KC keeps tons of secrets. They are friends on the surface only. I do feel better towards Madoc after reading this. I read Madoc's book already, and started to like him a bit more after reading it. Until You showed a bit more insight into his intentions, and how he's really a bit of matchmaker. When I read Bully, I did not like him and thought he was disgusting, so it was good to see him in a different light.

Overall, I really enjoy getting more of Tate and Jared. Their relationship does have some really sweet moments, so I loved seeing them grow closer from a different viewpoint.

Monday, November 5, 2018

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Saven Deception (Saven #1)Saven: Deception (The Saven Series #1)

by Siobhan Davis




A girl with a hidden past. An alien prince. Their unlikely attraction could save two worlds… or doom them all…



Sadie Owens desperately needed a do-over. When she’s chosen for a six-month residency in a government-run undersea city, she willingly drops everything to participate. After all, the experiment could be a huge step forward for her overcrowded planet and her life.



The instant Sadie crosses paths with a hot guy with ocean-blue eyes she’s drawn to him in a way she can’t explain. But Logan gives Sadie mixed signals, and she can’t figure him out.



Logan Chandler has kept a lot of secrets for his species. If humans knew the real reason the Saven were on Earth, then their coexistence would be anything but peaceful. Logan has vowed to stay away from human girls, but he can’t help falling for the different and beautiful Sadie. Unfortunately, protecting the girl of his destiny could destroy his own kind…



As the mystery of the Saven starts to unravel, is it too late for Sadie to save her heart and the human race?




Saven Disclosure (Saven #2)Saven: Disclosure (The Saven Series #2)

by Siobhan Davis




Enemy alien ships crowd the skies over Earth while the world waits with bated breath. The Saven have been exposed, and where once they were abhorred, they are now championed as Earth’s greatest ally and only possible savior.



Logan and Sadie have been separated, and the longer he is gone, the more their love is tested by duty, doubts, and deception.



Sadie and Jarod have infiltrated the highest levels of government, but they are playing a dangerous game. Surrounded by people with conflicting agendas—hell-bent on using her for their own aim—Sadie is confused when the lines between good and evil are blurred. It’s impossible to tell friend from foe, and no one can be trusted.



When the full extent of the experiments taking place in Sector Twenty is disclosed, Sadie can no longer sit back and watch as the lower classes face a horrific fate. Racing to save her loved ones and mankind, she risks her own safety and the love she’s waited a lifetime for to do the right thing.



But no one thought to save her from herself.




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About Siobhan Davis:

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.



Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.



Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.



She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.



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Friday, November 2, 2018

Review for Pawn by Sophie Davis - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

In ten days, my world went from lacrosse practice and AP exams to trysts at a biker hangout and fighting destiny.
After a dare gone wrong on her 18th birthday, Endora Andrews' dreams begin to come true. Endora’s new ability seems harmless, until her dreams turn to nightmares.
When she meets the mysterious and swoon-worthy Kaydon, he seems to be the key to uncovering the source of her prophecies. Kaydon has many secrets and all the answers.
You may get a second chance at life, but that doesn't mean it's yours to keep...

MY REVIEW -

I really enjoyed this! The beginning is really cool and gets right to the action; it really draws you into the story. Endora's life begins to change when she turns 18, and has a frightening experience after making the stupid choice to jump off a cliff. I loved the mystery surrounding that! Endora ends up being able to see visions of the future, but she keeps denying it. When a good-looking guy rescues her and seems to know more about herself than she does, Endora is going to have to open her eyes to things that seem crazy. I loved the Greek god mythology stuff, and what is going on with Endora was an unique idea. Endora did get on my nerves at times. She's a bit of a party girl, and tries a bit too hard to fit in. She's friends with the popular girls that let guys treat them like crud, and I wasn't liking that. I didn't really like any of her friends, but Endora is mostly fine. I liked Kaydon; the guy who rescued Endora, Endora and him have some cute moments together. There's some good mystery in this book, and I'm excited to see where the series goes. Entertaining read!

Review for Aflame by Penelope Douglas - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -


The tables have turned. Now I have the power-and it's his turn to beg...

Everyone wants to be me.

Maybe it's the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don't care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can't stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name.

I'm her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I'm surviving - something he thought I'd never do.

They all talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate?

But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won't be here.

Tatum Brandt is gone. I'm someone new.

MY REVIEW -

So, I knocked a star off for putting these poor characters through a separation, but I actually really enjoyed this book and I loved getting more of Jared and Tate. I listened to the audio, and the narrators did a good job, so definitely listen to the audio. There's probably going to be spoilers in this review, so warning for that. Warning. Warning. Spoiler Warning.

Jared leaves Tate to "find" himself, but does an absolute horrible job of explaining this to Tate. He doesn't really say that he plans to be loyal to Tate, and he doesn't have any idea when he'll be back, so Tate is understandably upset. Supposedly he tries texting and calling, but Tate ends up trying to move on 6 months later. Unfortunately, the timing for the characters in this series is super bad and they always manage to witness just the thing that sends them running again. Jared comes back after 6 months to tell Tate he's ready, but sees her hooking up with some guy, so he runs away again. I understand Tate trying to move on; Jared devastated her and she's heartbroken. This is the only time she sleeps with someone else. Fast forward a year and half later, and Jared's mom and Tate and Jared's friends trick Jared into coming back home for the birth of Jared's mom's baby. After Jared saw Tate with that other guy, he too slept with other women. I don't like that at all. I really wish Penelope Douglas would've had them remain faithful to each other; especially Jared.

So, it's been 2 years since Tate has seen Jared. Tate is newly dating a new guy, but they've only kissed so far. Tate is a bit jaded now, and her friends are worried for her; they don't want her to just settle. I loved that Madoc hasn't been communicating with Jared either, so he can be fully there for Tate. I like that Jared realized rather quickly that he still deeply loves Tate, and he was going to do whatever he needed to win her back. I love that Tate was sassy towards him, and made sure he knew how much she was hurting and wasn't going to put up with his crud. Jared needs to show Tate that she can trust him. I love the depth of emotion between the two of them. They have great chemistry and the passion is red hot. The only things Tate needed to do better is break-up with the guy she was dating way before she did, and the games were getting a bit tiring. This is an entertaining, sweet, heartfelt read that I really enjoyed. The characters in this series annoy me at times, but the story is still engrossing in every single book I've read of this series.

Love seeing the happy ending for everyone, and it's great to see all the characters in this book. I'm not sure if I'll read the next book, I read some reviews that say it's more about Jared's mom and Madoc's dad. I don't like either of them, so I don't really think I care about reading about their relationship. The audio isn't on the romance package as of yet, so maybe if it's added to that, I'll check it out.

Review for Rival by Penelope Douglas - 4 out of 5



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Madoc and Fallon. Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war . . .

She's back.

For the three years she's been away at boarding school, there was no word from her. Back when we lived in the same house, she used to cut me down during the day and then leave her door open for me at night.

I was stupid then, but now I'm ready to beat her at her own game . . .

I'm back.

Three years and I can tell he still wants me, even if he acts like he's better than me.

But I won't be scared away. Or pushed down. I'll call his bluff and fight back. That's what he wants, right? As long as I keep my guard up, he'll never know how much he affects me . . .


MY REVIEW -

The characters annoy me a lot of the time, but I'm still really entertained by the story. I listened to the audio and both narrators did a good job, and I'd recommend listening to the book if you have the chance. The main characters play too many games for too long, and definitely needed to mature quite a bit. Madoc and Fallon are step-siblings; they were already teenagers when their parents married each other, so they don't have that brotherly, sisterly thing going on. They both love the other, but neither of them is willing to admit it. Plus, there are some things that aren't quite what they seem. The parent figures in this series leave a lot to be desired, so it's no wonder these characters don't know how to act most times. Fallon thinks Madoc treated her badly, so she has some plan to get back at him and their parents. Madoc thinks Fallon just up and left without warning and said some bad things about him, so he's been treating her badly. Fallon and Madoc play tons of games with each other, which gets tiring after awhile, but I did like how passionate they are for each other. Even when they are hating on each other, you can feel the love they have. I like the depth of emotion these characters feel, and that what essentially draws me into the story. Overall, I'm enjoying this series and look forward to reading the next books.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Review for Summoned by Rainy Kaye - 5 out of 5!



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Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker.

Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can’t tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn’t the type to tolerate secrets.

Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl’s ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.

A dark twist on the genie folklore, SUMMONED follows a reluctant criminal as he unravels the mystery of the paranormal bond controlling him.


MY REVIEW -

Super interesting premise! Very entertaining and unique! Loved the jinn a.k.a genie scenario, and really enjoyed all of the characters. Dimitri is a jinn, who can't say no to his "master". His "master" wishes Dimitri to do horrible things like kill and kidnap people. Dimitri is in a really bad situation. I liked the modern twist to being a jinn; Dimitri is like your average 23 year old guy, but he is essentially a slave. When he meets Syd, they have a passionate connection. There are some sex scenes, which I liked. Syd and Dimitri definitely have some spice. I liked how Dimitri tried to resist Syd, but he was really kidding himself. The romance is really sweet too! Loved them together. There's also some action stuff going on in this story. Dimitri is sent on missions, and I enjoyed that there was more than just 1 of those to read about. Those scenes added a new layer to the story. This story is a bit dark, but I enjoyed that. There's also some fun twists to the story! It looks like there is a book 2, but this one ends satisfactorily. I'll definitely be checking out the next book. Engrossing and a page-turner!

Cover Reveal for Siobhan Davis' Surviving Amber Springs!!!

Surviving Amber Springs coming soon


The cover for Surviving Amber Springs by Siobhan Davis is revealed today! Read on to check out the cover and read the blurb for this book. This standalone contemporary romance reverse harem book releases on 26 December.



Surviving Amber Springs
Surviving Amber Springs

by Siobhan Davis




Series: Standalone

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Reverse Harem

Age Category: Upper Young Adult/ New Adult

Release Date: 26 December, 2018



Book Description:

Let him who is without sin cast the first stone…



I’m the second-most hated person in Amber Springs.



First place honors go to my twin, Ethan; however, hate isn’t a strong enough word to convey how people feel about him.



Not that I blame anyone—some days, I hate him too. Mostly, I’m just lost and afraid, drowning in a sea of betrayal and guilt, wondering how this happened right under my nose.



There’s no choice but to leave. To move clear across the country in a last-ditch attempt to start over.



Transferring to a new school midway through senior year is hellish for most people. For me, it’s a welcome relief—until someone discovers our secret and now everyone knows.



The pointing, whispering, and scathing looks follow me around again, and I’m back to square one. Except, this time, I’m not alone.



Axel, Skeet, and Heath took me under their wing from the minute I arrived here. I’ve no idea why three of the hottest guys in town took any interest in me or why they continue to have my back, but I’m so grateful to have them in my corner.



Because, right now, they’re the only reason I’m not following my brother into an early grave.



Due to sensitive content, and possible triggers, this book is recommended to readers aged 18+. Full length novel.




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About Siobhan Davis:

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.



Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.



Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.



She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.



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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Review for The Rest of Forever by Carrie Pulkinen - 4 out of 5



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A guardian angel who’d rather die than fall for a human must come to terms with his tragic past when he learns his Charge is more than she seems.

April Carter is a high school history teacher who dreams of finding the perfect man to whisk her away from her small-town life. She wants it all—the husband, the house, the kids, the car. But her dreams of living the perfect life are shattered during a school shooting. ​Now she must learn to accept her fate if she's ever going to find the life she loves. ​

Damian ​Perkins ​is ​April's Guardian Angel, though no one would guess that based on his attitude. A tragic event in his past has left him bitter and resentful, and he won’t let anyone get close enough to care about him​. He's tried to make April hate him, but she sees through his abrasive exterior and awakens a part of his soul he thought had burned out long ago. Damian​ must​ let go of his past​ and​ accept his responsibilities​ ​or​ ​​he'll​ spend the rest of his existence alone and miserable​.

MY REVIEW -

I really enjoyed the premise for The Rest of Forever. I liked Pulkinen's take on the guardian angel angle; it felt unique, and the romance is really sweet. The narrator did a good job with the audio, and I'd recommend listening if you have the chance. It's a male narrator, and he had a nice tone to his voice. I liked the connection between April and Damian, and I enjoyed the little bit of forbidden love aspect to the story. Damian has been April's guardian angel for almost 30 years. He feels deeply for her, but a bad experience from his past is messing with his present and his future. Damian's issues cause some problems for April and Him. He tries to push her away, and it ends up affecting his job of protecting April. April is a teacher, who wants the perfect life, but unfortunately, her current boyfriend leaves a lot to be desired. She's in for a surprise when she learns about her guardian angel, and takes a closer look at her life. I had a hard time liking April. She's so blinded by her idea of the "perfect" life, she misses all the bad in her life. Her boyfriend Jared is horrible, but she's so desperate to not be alone, she doesn't see it clearly. They've only been together for a year, and she knows deep down that something isn't right, but she keeps wallowing about getting married. She talks about Damian being mean to her, but all I read was her being rude to him. Damian pretty much helps her all the time, and she's so blind to all he does for her. She's a brat a lot of the time, and it did become frustrating at times. In the end, she wasn't my favorite, but I liked the rest of the story. I liked the slow burn between April and Damian, and they do have some steamy times. I'd read more by Carrie Pulkinen. Entertaining, fun read!