Saturday, October 31, 2015

Review for Melting Into You by Laura Trentham - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Alec Grayson returns home to Falcon, Alabama, to rebuild his life after a knee injury ended his NFL career. As the Falcon high school quarterback coach, Alec's love for the game is reignited. Meanwhile, he puts his hard-partying past and the betrayal of the people he trusted most behind him, and adopts a hard demeanor. That is, until a spitfire artist with soulful eyes and a body that haunts his dreams gets under his skin and threatens to crack his armor.

Lilliana Hancock is forced to leave her struggling-artist lifestyle in New York and return to Falcon after her father's unexpected death leaves her a decrepit family mansion. Determined to use her skills to turn the home into a successful bed and breakfast, Lilliana is stopped at every turn by the town contractor, who happens to be Alec, the gorgeous and arrogant jock to whom she lost her virginity in college. Except Alec doesn't remember, which infuriates her. Too bad she can't forget the way his body felt against hers or how his heated gaze follows her...

Will they be able to put their pasts behind them for a future together?

MY REVIEW -

I really enjoyed this addition to this series! I've given every book in this series 5 stars so far, and this one was just as excellent as the other books. I think the main reason I enjoyed this book was because I really liked Lilliana! She's quirky, sassy, and I like how she doesn't hide her thoughts; she did seem a bit too naïve at times though, but I still think she's great. I like that she's an artist, and I liked the setting of the not quite a B&B yet house. I also enjoyed Alec, he's a bit of a tough guy, but he's a big softy underneath. Alec and Lilliana had some great chemistry, and their sex scenes were indeed steamy. I liked the storyline with Alec's parents, and I like having the characters from the other books in this book; I actually would've liked to have more of them! The situation with Alec's quarterback was interesting, but I didn't totally like how it ended up; Lilliana got the shaft in that situation; also you don't need a duffle bag for that amount of money, I was laughing at that. Fun, sweet read with some interesting characters. I recommend this whole series!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Review for Mine by Stacey Kennedy - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Dmitri Pratt is living out his dream. Not only does he own the ultimate playground for the BDSM lifestyle, he’s found a special connection with his deliciously sexy sub, Presley Flynn, the woman who complements him in ways that go far beyond the bedroom. But when an anonymous blackmailer threatens to expose the elite, high-profile members of Club Sin in a notorious tabloid, Dmitri’s perfect world spirals out of control.

Before she met Dmitri, Presley never imagined she would find a Master who could deliver on all her hottest fantasies. Dmitri’s love and his sensual artistry surprise her every day, until he suddenly turns distant and cold. For the first time, Presley wonders where Dmitri’s heart truly lies: with her, or with Club Sin. As the life they’ve built together begins to crumble, Presley can only trust that Dmitri has what it takes—to defend what’s his, and win back the woman he cannot live without.

Mine is intended for mature audiences.

MY REVIEW -

I enjoyed this ending to the Club Sin series. I did like this series, but I don't think I'll continue with the new series about the new club and the new members because I don't really like the BDSM club scene. Throughout this series, what I mostly enjoyed was the scenes that took place outside of the club, so I think I'll just stick with romances outside of the club setting. I liked that this book took the readers back to Presley and Dmitri's relationship; I enjoyed their original story, and it was nice to see their relationship come full circle. They still have the heat between them, and they are still really sweet with each other. I liked that Presley stood up for herself, but I actually wanted her to do it a bit more. She stands up for herself, but she doesn't quite do it with conviction, so I would have liked to see her hold out a bit more. I agree with her that, Dmitri and her need to be a team, but I get where Dmitri is coming from; Presley is a bit too fragile, and would not take the situation well, which I don't really like about her personality, but I still think she is strong in other admirable ways. I think it sucks that the situation with the club was dealt with the way it was because the "bad guy(s)", in a way, sort of got away with it, so I thought that wasn't great. I liked seeing all the other characters from the previous books, and I think this was a good end to a good series.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Review for A Taste of Sake by Heather Heyford - 3 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Though they each have their own ambitions and are known to be competitive—even with each other—the St. Pierre sisters are fiercely loyal. Chardonnay and Merlot are thrilled about Sauvignon’s wedding day, and it’s slated to be the soirée of the decade among Napa’s most elite residents. Given the family’s notoriety, it almost stands to reason that their eccentric father, Xavier, would arrive by helicopter. But no one could have anticipated the wedding surprise he’d brought along with him…

The product of one of Xavier’s many affairs, Sake is introduced as the half-Japanese sister the St. Pierre girls never knew they had. She struggles to break into clique-ish Napa society—and getting in with her sisters is proving more difficult than nabbing a ’74 Cabernet. It seems only high-end realtor Bill Diamond can tell there’s more to Sake than meets the eye. Afraid of repeating her mother’s mistakes, Sake just hopes that getting drunk on love won’t leave her with a hangover of rejection…

MY REVIEW -

I've only read Merlot's story from this series, which is the 2nd book in the series, and I really liked it, but this one wasn't quite up to my liking. I think the main reason is that I didn't really care for Sake, and I felt like the story was a bit disjointed; the ending need more to it, it felt very abrupt. I liked that Sake is a bit kooky and sassy, but she seemed like her intelligence was a bit lacking, and I can't stand characters who are a bit dopey, and also the way she speaks was annoying. Bill was okay, but he was also sort of flighty, so I was just so-so on the characters. I did like the development of Bill and Sake's relationship; I think they were really cute together, and I think they complement each other's personalities nicely. I like the addition of Sake's dog, and I liked getting glimpses of the other sisters from the previous books. I will read the other books in the series because I think I would like those stories. It was a cute romance, and I enjoyed it, but I just wish it was more developed. It's an easy read and pretty short, so I'd say give it a go, and I did like Merlot's book, so I would read her book as well. I don't think you need to read the other books to enjoy this book, but I think it would help.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Review for Breaking a Legend by Sarah Robinson - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

As one of the big names at his family’s gym, Legends, MMA star Rory Kavanagh is used to being in the spotlight—until a gruesome leg injury knocks him out of the cage. Rory is left feeling sidelined in more ways than one, battling the inner demons that come with losing the one shot at his dreams. Then Clare walks into his life and gives him a new dream: winning her heart. There aren’t many new faces in Woodlawn these days, but this tough, beautiful stranger makes Rory want to get his life back into fighting shape.

Clare Ivers doesn’t think she’ll be able to tell anyone what really brought her to the close-knit Bronx neighborhood where she just started bartending. But her life’s on pause and her past is catching up fast, try as she might to move on—with new friends, steady work, and a chiseled alpha male trying to get her attention. Even though Rory’s more than a little intense, she can’t deny that her heart beats faster when he looks at her with those soulful silver eyes. Clare thought she was done with love, but Rory might just be man enough to show her she thought wrong.

MY REVIEW -

This was pretty good, and I was almost going to go with 5 stars, but I ended up doing the 4 stars mainly because some of Rory's actions weren't quite realistic. Rory changes the way he is a bit too quickly, which I found a bit odd. SPOILER AHEAD!!!! First off, Rory says he doesn't want a relationship, and just wants to sleep around, which there is a bit of, but then within very little time he is ready to be in a committed relationship. Second, he has a problem with alcohol and prescription meds, but he basically decides one day that he's going to stop doing those things, and really doesn't have much of an issue with quitting, which too me was unrealistic. SPOILER DONE!!! I did really like Rory though, and I loved his family dynamic, and I am really looking forward to the next books with his brothers and Casey; his cousin who is more like a sister. Clare and Rory had great chemistry, and they were really sweet with each other, and I really enjoyed the progression of their relationship, and they definitely had some steamy scenes. Oh, but this was weird SPOILER AHEAD!!!! you don't ask if someone is on birth control after you've already had unprotected sex with them SPOILER DONE!!!! I mean it kind of defeats the purpose! I liked that Rory is protective, and he does it in a way that isn't overbearing, which made Rory come across as adorable. I did think some of Clare's choices could have been better, but I like that she was strong and she had a bit of sass. I like books that take place in the MMA world, so that aspect was cool to me, and I liked the animal shelter parts. I will definitely check out the next books in the series!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Review for Above the Sky by Jenny Lynne - 5 bee's knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

HER FIRST EIGHTEEN YEARS WERE FILLED WITH LIES. SHE IS ABOUT TO DISCOVER THE TRUTH.

Eighteen-year-old Seven and her best friend, Ten, live where all is peaceful ... except for the violent war raging above the sky. Lifelike humanoid robots and self-operated drones tend to everyone's needs, leaving people free to spend their time stimulating their minds and enjoying life's pleasures. But there are strict rules and few choices.

Every year, on Assignment Day, the path of each eighteen-year-old's life is laid out. Some are given the jobs for which they have shown exceptional aptitude and are "paired" for mating. The others are sent off to fight in The War and never return.

When Assignment Day comes for Seven, the assignments shatter everything she's ever believed. The rules force everyone to accept their fates, but Seven decides to do something unprecedented: to go against the Decision Makers' wishes.

ABOVE THE SKY tells the story of a girl who grows up in a dystopian future society founded on lies. Filled with constant suspense, surprising twists, forbidden romance, imaginative adventure, and thought-provoking philosophy, ABOVE THE SKY will appeal to readers who enjoyed THE HUNGER GAMES (by Suzanne Collins), DIVERGENT (by Veronica Roth), THE MAZE RUNNER (by James Dashner), ENDER'S GAME (by Orson Scott Card), and THE GIVER (by Lois Lowry).

MY REVIEW -

Loved it!! I'm a huge fan of dystopian type stories, so that aspect of this book was super great, and even though dystopian is a popular story to write at this time, I still felt that this book was unique enough that I didn't feel like I have read it before. Seven is our lead for the story, and the entire book is from her point of view, she's just turning 18, and it's time for her to be assigned a job and a mate, well as long as she's not chosen to be a warrior. The warriors are sent to the surface where there is a war that is suppose to be going on; all the residents of Seven's home are rather kept in the dark about anything that is really going on, and the residents don't question anything. The place Seven is from is sheltered, and the rules are strict; people aren't even allowed to touch until they are mated and only in private. I loved that there are robots around town, and I love that the story felt futuristic, but still heartfelt. Seven has a close friendship with a friend from her childhood, his name is Ten, and I absolutely loved their relationship, its strong and they both really get each other. I couldn't put the book down! I just wanted to keep reading until I finished it, and I lost out on plenty of sleep because of this book, but it was surely worth it. I loved the training scenes, and all the scenes between Ten and Seven. I'm not super crazy about what happens towards the end, and I'm not thrilled that I have to wait to find out what happens until the next book, but I highly recommend this book. Truly excellent read!!

Review for All I Need is You by Wendy S. Marcus - 3 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

As a dancer who creates mesmerizing visions onstage, Neve James is looking for the same kind of stability in her love life. Her pen pal, Rory McRoy, is on leave from deployment in Afghanistan, so she heads to Boston to surprise him. After corresponding for months as part of a “Support Our Troops” initiative—and exchanging dozens of “Read When You’re Alone” letters—Neve knows what Rory likes, and she intends to fulfill his every fantasy. But all they get are a few blissful moments together before they’re interrupted by a woman claiming to be Rory’s fiancée.

Rory has fallen hard for Neve’s letters. When he finally meets her in person, he has to have her, right then and there—until Neve takes off in a fit of anger. Forced to return to Afghanistan before he can fix things between them, Rory waits four agonizing months to prove that he’s not the man Neve thinks he is. But by the time he arrives in New York, she’s already made up her mind. Luckily, Rory never backs down from a challenge, and he’s prepared to put everything on the line for love.

MY REVIEW -

I liked this book; not quite as much as the first book in the series, so I bumped it down a star, but I say it's a bit more like 3.5 stars. I liked that Neve was trying to change, but her actions were too childish for my liking, so I had a difficult time relating to her, and I thought she was intelligent, but she made some seriously bad choices; especially in regards to Adam, such a stupid decision to do what she did. I also didn't like that she's so self conscious, and how she doesn't really respect herself. I suppose that not being able to connect with Neve was why I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first. I do enjoy the writing, and I liked the whole premise for this book. I like the connecting through letters scenario, and I liked the scenes with Rory dealing with PTSD. Rory was adorable, and I really liked him; except for him sort of using Neve till he's ready to find an "acceptable" woman to marry. Neve and Rory do have great chemistry, and the intimate scenes were definitely spicy. Rory was a sweetheart to take care of Neve when she was ill even when she kept trying to push him away; Rory knew what he wanted and he went after it. I loved that Neve was a gymnast/dancer, and that Rory was a soldier. I also loved the ending. I didn't love how Neve's past was thrown in our faces all the time. There are mentions of the couple from the first book, but I don't think it's absolutely necessary to read it first, but it's nice to have the back story, and if I remember correctly Neve and Rory have a bit part in the previous book. I would recommend this to other readers, and in the end I was interested till the end, so that's a plus in my book.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Review for Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Seven years in the army will change a guy. But after a shoulder wound ends his career as a sniper, Jackson Worthington finds himself back home, fighting a battle that’s all too familiar: keeping his hands off Lily Hastings. She’s still her rich daddy’s little angel, innocent, impossibly lovely, as squeaky-clean as Jackson is dirty. And she’s still his stepsister—forbidden but not forgotten, not after the soul-melting kiss that got him kicked out of the house at eighteen. He couldn’t resist her then. How the hell can he resist her now?

Lily is about to marry a man she doesn’t love, and commit to a high-stress job she hates, all to please the father who controls every waking moment of her life. On top of everything, her teenage crush is back, with a sleek, chiseled body and a trace of the rebellious boy whose lips sealed her fate. Jackson’s timing couldn’t be worse . . . or better. Because Lily’s all grown up, too. She’s aching for another taste. And for the first time, she’s ready to be a bad girl.

MY REVIEW -

So...I'm not quite sure why I loved this book because the characters torture themselves trying to do what they think is the right thing, but I guess I got past that, and got to the heart of the story, and really enjoyed the deep connection between Lily and Jackson. I love second chance at love stories, so Lily and Jackson's story right off the bat was something I was interested in, and it definitely helps my enjoyment that these 2 never moved on from each other even though they hadn't stayed in touch. Jackson is an alpha, which I liked, and I liked that he didn't sleep around; he's a guy that has some morals and has some control over himself, and isn't led around by his manhood, so I absolutely adored him. He's a sweetheart, who really feels a deep connection with Lily, and since he doesn't think he's good enough for her, he keeps pushing her away and causing himself and Lily pain. Now, Lily is a people pleaser, even if it's to the own determent of herself, which I found to be horribly frustrating! She's going to marry some douche, who she doesn't love and doesn't give a crap about her, just because she doesn't want the people at her father's company to lose their jobs; it's totally ridiculous! Giving up your happiness, so people can work for your father is insane; those people would probably find different jobs and be totally fine, but the fact that she can't find a way to get past her hold up about these people's jobs is totally aggravating. So, of course she doesn't tell Jackson how she feels because they can't be together in the long run anyway because she stuck on marrying to "help" these people. Despite wanting to shake some sense into the characters, I couldn't put this book down! I loved the romance between Jackson and Lily, and their love scenes were very passionate and well written, and their relationship was so sweet. Also, the whole stepbrother thing shouldn't even been an issue. So, in the end I loved this book! I will definitely look for more books by Jen McLaughlin!

Review for Under My Skin by J. Kenner - 3 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

He’s the only man I’ve ever loved, and the one man I can’t bear to lose.

Jackson Steele is my light in this world. Charismatic, bold, and always in control, he knows what he wants and how to get it—and absolutely nothing stands in his way. His hold on me is magnetic, his claim on me complete, his kiss my ultimate escape. We both harbor dark secrets that could tear our lives apart. Though we’ve tried to bury our pasts, there are certain people who won’t let us forget. But the closer danger comes, the brighter the fire between us burns—our ecstasy consuming and soothing us both. There’s no telling what lies ahead, but I know that Jackson never gives in without a fight. I’d do anything he wants to keep him safe, give him anything he needs. And now that we’re in deep, nothing can make me run.

Under My Skin is intended for mature audiences.

MY REVIEW -

Okay...so I want to start off by saying I haven't read the first 2 books in this series, but I enjoy J. Kenner's writing, and this book came to me, so I thought what the heck! I don't mind spoilers, so I'm going to go ahead and read this book, and then decide if I'll read the first 2, so knowing that I don't have the reader relationship truly built with these characters may mean I'm not fully grasping the true worthiness of the series, so take my review with that in mind. Also, I plan to mention things that a person who has read the first 2 books would know, so if you don't want spoilers for the first 2 books don't read any further.

So, I just don't think this was up my alley. First off, I don't like the unknown child scenario, so right there I wouldn't want to read the other 2 books. Second, I don't like that Sylvia tattoos the initials of men she had one night stands with on her thigh, so I really don't want to read about that happening. I think other readers probably wouldn't mind these things, so if you don't mind secret children storyline, then I would probably bump this up another star. I actually did like Sylvia and Jackson, and they had some steamy chemistry. There are quite a few sex scenes, and they are of the BDSM variety; I'd say BDSM light, and they did have some really sweet moments as well, so I actually enjoyed those moments, and I thought Sylvia and Jackson were really great together, and that's where the majority of my rating comes from; that I really loved them together. Their relationship has tons of depth, and the emotions they feel for each other are amazing. The book moved a bit slow for me, but I liked the mystery of who was guilty of the murder. I have read J. Kenner's other series, Stark Trilogy, so it was cool to see the characters from those books. Yeah, I don't think I could handle all the angst of the first 2 books, that lead up to Sylvia and Jackson being in a good place with each other in this book, so I'll probably not read the first 2 books; maybe I'll decide to later on, but for now I am going to hold off. I loved the characters, and I did enjoy this book; I was interested till the end, so I would recommend it.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Review for Slashed by Tracy Wolff - 3 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Bighearted and easygoing, Luc Jennings is falling behind in a family of serious overachievers. While he may be decent enough at snowboarding to turn pro and rack up some sponsors, he’s never topped any podiums—unlike his friends Z, Ash, and Cam. Luc’s always been head over heels for Cam Bradley, but she’s never seen him as anything more than a friend. Now, after years of coming in second, Luc can’t take it anymore—especially if it means watching Cam chase another guy. Cam hangs out almost exclusively with dudes, and that’s fine by her. She’d much rather be shredding at the Olympics than primping in the mirror. Cam’s wildest dreams have a way of coming true—except when it comes to getting her longtime crush and best friend, Z Michaels, to notice her. Then her mother suddenly shows up after being gone for, like, ever, and Cam’s whole world comes crashing down. Desperate for a place to lay low, she turns to the one person who’s always had her back.

MY REVIEW -

I really like this series, so I had high expectations for this book, so I think that's why I felt a bit let down, and ended up giving it 3 stars; I just wanted so much more for Luc and Cam's story. I was absolutely loving Luc for most of the book, but when he has a bit of a freak out, and then how he acts during that time, brought him down some in my estimation. Also, a situation occurs in this book that I just can't stand, so that's another reason this book didn't completely work for me. The problems in this book are because 2 people won't tell each other their feelings, and they don't think they are good enough. I felt like there wasn't really much resolved in this book; it probably needed to be longer, and I felt like the ending was lacking. Cam wasn't my favorite in the previous books, but I liked her well enough in this book. I like that she's a tough girl, but she doesn't go over the top with it, and I like that she stands up for herself. I like the addition of the characters from the previous books, and I like the snowboarding setting. Also, the chemistry was off the charts between Luc and Cam, and their scenes together were hot. I did like this book, and I'm glad I read it because I did want Luc and Cam's story, and I hope we get more of it in the next books in the series. I know it'll be just glimpses, but I definitely want more for them. I look forward to reading the next books in the series!

COVER REVEAL FOR SIOBHAN DAVIS' NEW SERIES!!!! SAVEN DECEPTION!!!!

Today is the cover reveal for Saven: Deception (The Saven Series #1) by Siobhan Davis. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.

Saven DeceptionSaven: Deception (The Saven Series #1)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: December 15, 2015

Blurb:
I’ve fallen hard for an alien.
But he’s harboring secrets.
Massive ones that threaten the very essence of humanity.
How can I give him my heart when his race plan on taking my future?


Sadie Owens has been slowly dying inside. Bit by bit, piece by piece, day by day. Trapped in a life she hates, she relies on only one person: Herself.

Despised by her family, and betrayed by an unscrupulous government, Sadie dreams of a different life. When she is chosen to participate in the government’s new social experiment, she is ecstatic at the prospect of spending six months in Thalassic City, the shiny new city under the sea.

Immediately drawn to Logan Chandler, Sadie is captivated by the beautiful boy with the ocean-blue eyes. Logan seems to embody everything that has been forbidden, but he isn’t all he appears to be.

When Sadie finally learns the truth about why the Saven walk among us, will it be too late to save her heart and the human race?


Author Siobhan Davis - I loved her True Calling Series, and this series sounds like another amazing series!!!



















Thank You to Lola for organizing this book cover release!!

Review for Shattered Blue by Lauren Blue Horowitz - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

For Noa and Callum, being together is dangerous, even deadly. From the start, sixteen-year-old Noa senses that the mysterious transfer student to her Monterey boarding school is different. Callum unnerves and intrigues her, and even as she struggles through family tragedy, she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Soon they are bound by his deepest secret: Callum is Fae, banished from another world after a loss hauntingly similar to her own. But in Noa’s world, Callum needs a special human energy, Light, to survive; his body steals it through touch—or a kiss. And Callum’s not the only Fae on the hunt. When Callum is taken, Noa must decide: Will she sacrifice everything to save him? Even if it means learning their love may not be what she thought?

MY REVIEW -

First off, Love the cover! I debated giving this 5 stars, but in the end I decided to go with 4 stars because I felt the characters were a bit stunted; they didn't have depth, felt flat to me, but further into the book really got into the story, and I really enjoyed it! I also went with 4 stars over 5 because there was a lot of the typical YA formula in this book; love triangle, mysterious guy at school, unknown weirdness going on, and I do like YA books, so I didn't mind the similarities too much, and it did start getting unique as the story developed. Noa is the main female character, and I definitely found some of her reactions to be odd, and she makes bad choices, and she doesn't help anything; she pretty much just causes issues, and I also thought her relationship with her sister was weird, and she cares too much what other people think; plus she's a martyr. Despite all that, I still was rooting for her, and I have hopes she'll grow in the next book(s) in this series. There's also Callum, and since the blurb already spoils his heritage I'll go ahead and say it also, he is Fae, and I guess I liked him okay, but I always had a sense that he wasn't quite what he seemed, so I had a hard time connecting with him, and like Noa, he also thought his way is best, so that can be annoying. Noa and Callum's relationship was a bit dry as well, so if you are looking for a wholesome YA read, this book is good for that type of thing; there's only a little romance. I love the Fae aspect, and I liked the author's take on it, and I think the author has set up the story to really evolve in the next book; warning! this book ends in a bit of a cliffhanger. There's also a character called Judah; he's more my type of character, and I really like his development in this book, and am looking forward to reading more about him in the next book. I don't want to give too much away, so I'll leave the review as is, and just say this is a YA book that has lots of potential to really become something unique as the series goes on.

COVER RELEASE FOR THE NEW SIOBHAN DAVIS SERIES!!!!! SAVEN DECEPTION!!!!

Today is the cover reveal for Saven: Deception (The Saven Series #1) by Siobhan Davis. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.

Saven DeceptionSaven: Deception (The Saven Series #1)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: December 15, 2015

Blurb:
I’ve fallen hard for an alien.
But he’s harboring secrets.
Massive ones that threaten the very essence of humanity.
How can I give him my heart when his race plan on taking my future?


Sadie Owens has been slowly dying inside. Bit by bit, piece by piece, day by day. Trapped in a life she hates, she relies on only one person: Herself.

Despised by her family, and betrayed by an unscrupulous government, Sadie dreams of a different life. When she is chosen to participate in the government’s new social experiment, she is ecstatic at the prospect of spending six months in Thalassic City, the shiny new city under the sea.

Immediately drawn to Logan Chandler, Sadie is captivated by the beautiful boy with the ocean-blue eyes. Logan seems to embody everything that has been forbidden, but he isn’t all he appears to be.

When Sadie finally learns the truth about why the Saven walk among us, will it be too late to save her heart and the human race?


Author Siobhan Davis



















Thank You to Lola for organizing this book cover release!!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

COVER FOR CASSANDRA CLARE'S NEW BOOK!!!!



I absolutely adore this cover! Sooo gorgeous!!! I can't wait for the new series! This cover has majorly upped my anticipation! March 2016 can't come fast enough!!!

Synopsis from Goodreads.com -

Los Angeles. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge. Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn’t the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they’ll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it’s open war between faeries and Nephilim. The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Review for Hard to Break by Bella Jewel - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Quinn has spent her whole life working in her dad's garage, leaving her more comfortable with a carburetor than a curling iron. Her world is turned upside down when her beloved garage is bought by none other than world famous, sexy as sin, custom car builder, Tazen Watts. He's the one man she can't stand...even though he makes her hotter than a high performance engine in top gear. Tazen has no use for Quinn, at least not professionally, and he's making sure she knows it. But there's a spark between them that she's finding hard to ignore. She's determined to prove her talent is as impressive as her sassy mouth. When she finds out Tazen is hiding a secret that could bring down his career and everyone involved in it, she wonders: is falling for him is going to be work the risk?

MY REVIEW -

This was pretty good, but I didn't like it as much as the first book in the series. Also, even though these books are part of the same series, there wasn't any characters from the first book; at least from what I remember, so you don't need to have read the first book in the series to enjoy this one. I'm a Fast and Furious fan, so I loved that the setting was in the car world, and I like that Quinn knew a lot about cars. Quinn is the narrator for the whole book, and I liked that she was sassy and stood up for herself, but there were sometimes in the book that she goes a bit off the rails, and I thought that was a bit over the top, but she had a lot of crap going on, so I'll give her a pass. I did like Tazen, but I think him being with lots of women was mentioned too many times. Tazen is a bit of a douche, and thinks an awful lot of himself, but he grew on me. I also liked that the women Quinn sent away had some self respect, and weren't falling all over themselves for Tazen. I also think the term "wet panties", or some form of that statement was used too much. The ending was abrupt to me, I felt like something major was about to happen, but then boom! the epilogue was next. I suppose the main conflict of the book was Quinn and Tazen actually getting together because they weren't together until about the middle of the book, and also Quinn having to deal with family issues. Quinn and Tazen did have some great sex scenes with each other, and they do have chemistry, and I think Quinn is the type of woman Tazen needs. I'm liking Bella Jewel's writing so far, so I do plan to read the next book in the series. Hard to Break kept me interested till the end, and the characters had some depth to them, so I think it's a great read for readers who love some alpha maleness.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Review for Snowflake Wishes by Maggie McGinnis - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Noah Drake was that guy--the one always on the lookout for his next adrenaline high, so it was no surprise when he took off across the world, seeking adventure as a travel writer. But one thing he could never escape was Piper Bellini, the girl who got away--the girl he let get away, a fact he's never let himself forget. When he returns to Echo Lake to see if there's any chance the flame between them can be rekindled, he never expects to spend the night holed up with Piper in a roadside diner while a blizzard rages outside. It's exactly the kind of situation that sent Piper running years ago. But this time, Noah may have been handed a Christmas miracle, and he intends to make all of his and Piper's wishes come true...

MY REVIEW -

I absolutely loved this!! I'm a sucker for second chance at love stories, and I also love the winter time setting. The characters are excellent, and I loved their back story with each other; they are so adorable with each other, and I thought the story felt complete for how short this book is. Noah needs adventure and Piper needs stability, so that's where their problems originate, this story starts with Noah coming back to Echo Lake for just a visit, and even though it's been 7 years Noah and Piper still have strong feelings for each other. I love the chemistry between the two characters, and the way you can tell how they truly get each other, and the depth of their feelings for each other. The diner scene was cute, and I really liked the side characters, so I will read anymore books in this series, and by Maggie McGinnis. Loved it!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Review for Christmas with the Billionaire Rancher by Mandy Baxter - 3 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

In Christmas with the Billionaire Rancher by Mandy Baxter, there's nothing Nate Christensen hates more than a golddigger. Nate wants to stay away from all the women who want his money. That is, until he meets the sexy, beautiful Chloe Benson, who lights a fire in his blood that only the most passionate nights can ease... Chloe cannot get enough of Nate-she's never felt more wild with desire in her life. The only problem is, she needs Nate's money. True, it's for a very worthy charity...but is their passion enough to still Nate's fears that she's only wants him for how big his bank account is?

MY REVIEW -

This was just okay for me. I didn't like the meet up story. Chloe goes to Nate's dad's wake to ask him for money, so right off the bat I'm feeling iffy about her, and I know it's for charity, but I still thought it was no good. Then she proceeds to have sex with Nate the first night she meets him, so boom! another reason I don't like her too much. Nate was okay; he was your typical alpha male with issues, who uses the F word a lot. So basically Chloe and Nate have lots of sex, and during that time Chloe worries about what she should do about her charity, and within about a week they build a strong bond with each other. I don't usually mind insta-love, but since I just didn't the meet story, I just wasn't into it. Also, Christmas has very little to do with this story, it's pretty much just sex and worrying. What I liked about it was reading about Nate dealing with his issues, and I also liked that Chloe and Nate did have chemistry and passion together. Although I didn't love this, there was enough things I liked to make this an okay read, and since it was fairly short, I'm going to forgive the quickness with which things took place.

Review for Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Mayhem ensues under the mistletoe as a determined shopper grabs the very last hot toy action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the middle of a real-life spy game and in the arms of a sexy secret agent...

MY REVIEW -

This was cute and fun, and I loved that there was humor through out the whole thing. I loved Trudy's attitude, and how determined she was to get that toy for her nephew, no matter what she had to go through. The scenario was a bit out there, I don't really see that scenario happening, but hey, it was still lots of fun. There's not really too much romance in this; really only a couple kisses, but I still enjoyed the chemistry and banter between Trudy and Nolan. I also enjoyed Trudy's relationship with her sister; they have some fun conversations. I definitely wanted a bit more in the end, but this was a great read for me. Finished it in no time at all; it's a great read!

Review for Christmas at Evergreen Inn by Donna Alward - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

When a December Nor'easter roars up the eastern seaboard, Jewell Cove cop Todd Ricker spends his day off being a Good Samaritan to stranded holiday travelers. But when the roads close and Todd can't make his way home, he discovers that the Evergreen Inn is full up. Until another Good Samaritan opens her doors and offers him a place to stay... Lainey Price is not looking forward to Christmas, but just because she's not filled with the holiday spirit doesn't mean she's going to turn Todd out into the stormy night. Even if it means offering the handsome police officer the couch in her tiny cottage. But when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the two are snowed in for a wintry evening by the fire. With Christmas only a few days away, can Todd convince Lainey to open her heart to the season...and love?

MY REVIEW -

This was a cute holiday romance, and I really enjoyed the bed and breakfast aspect, and I love the snowed in small town scenario. Lainey is one of the main characters, who is a little iffy on beginning a relationship because her fiancé dumped her last Christmas, so she is sort of pushing Todd away, a sort of friend, and she also is not really in the holiday spirit, so she's feeling a bit sorry for herself and she needs a pick me up. Enter Todd, hunky cop, who thinks Lainey is wonderful, but Lainey is a little weary of Todd because he's a bit of a ladies man. Todd and Lainey are really cute together, and they have a bit of spice to their chemistry. There is a sex scene, and I think it was written well, and I like that Lainey didn't fall all over herself to be with Todd. I love pretty much any Christmas time story, so that definitely added to my enjoyment of this book, and it's quite short, so I finished it in no time, and I was interested till the very end. Definitely give it a read if you like romance and Christmas!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Review for The Name of the Game by Jennifer Dawson - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Some people follow the rules. . . A professor of forensic anthropology, James Donovan is the reasonable sibling among the passionate, impulsive Donovans. But there's nothing reasonable about his reaction to baker Gracie Roberts. She's all wild curls and mouth-watering curves, as deliciously tempting as the sugary treats she's famous for--and twice as irritating. But before long, James decides that getting a taste of her is one indulgence he can't pass up. . . Some people play to win. . . Independent, smart, and sexy, Gracie's year-long dry spell has her itching for a man. Responsible, health-obsessed James? Not in a million years! She needs a guy who knows how to let loose! But when James sets out to show her just how satisfying a disciplined man can be when pleasure is at stake, she learns just how sweet--and spicy--he really is. Have James and Gracie found the recipe for love?

MY REVIEW -

I loved the opposites attract scenario, and I really enjoyed both characters. James and Gracie definitely have tons of chemistry, and their sex scenes were off the charts; I didn't necessarily like all of the scenes, but I won't deny that they were definitely very spicy; a lot of role playing type scenarios. I like how James is an intellectual, but he has a hidden wild side; I do think some of the things he does were a bit too far away from his character, but I still really enjoyed his character. I like that Gracie was a strong female and that she has her own business, and I think it's good to be an independent woman, although there does become a time when being too independent can cause problems, and I think Gracie did have some moments that were right on the edge, but I loved how she didn't let other people affect her actions; she goes after what she wants. I loved the beginning tension between James and Gracie, and I like how the story unfolds, and James and Gracie are super sweet with each other, and I think they are a great couple. The whole scene when Gracie is delivering some baked goods towards the end was super amazing; I loved it! James was epic! I haven't read any of the previous books, so the addition of the characters from previous books has made me really interested in each of their stories, so I will definitely be looking forward to that, and still enjoyed this book without having read those books, but if you can read the books in order, I would recommend it.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Review for A Wedding in Truhart by Cynthia Tennent - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Welcome to Truhart, Michigan, population 1300 and dropping. Where everyone knows everyone else and garage sales are front page news. Not exactly where you’d expect to find the celebrity wedding of the year. As Maid of Honor, and the famous bride’s big sister, Annie has to plan a wedding suitable for America’s newest sweetheart reporter on The Morning Show. But what she didn’t plan on was seeing Nick Conrad again. Her older brother’s best friend who left Truhart for the big city, Nick just happens to be Annie’s embarrassing childhood crush. He’s also the Best Man. As Atlanta’s High Society descends on the tiny Midwest town, Annie has the impossible task of controlling her eccentric family and nutty neighbors, while hosting a wedding fit for a princess at her family’s rundown Amble Inn. But what she can’t control is the spark reigniting between her and Nick. Between snowstorms, an A.W.O.L. gown, and the broadcast of the wedding on The Morning Show, Annie is just hoping to survive the big day without losing her mind. And to survive being around Nick again without losing her heart.

MY REVIEW -

I love small town romances, so this was something I really enjoyed, but I do wish the setting was more in Truhart; in the book the characters actually don't get to Truhart until about half way into the story, and it's not that I didn't like the beginning, but I just preferred the scenes in Truhart. I loved Annie; even if she was a little insecure, I still thought she was intelligent and I liked her pops of sassiness. I also liked Nick; even if he was a bit quiet, I like how he was with Annie; how he supported her. Annie and Nick are really cute together, and I liked that they've been friends since they were children. I did want there to be more scenes between the 2 of them, but this whole book is in Annie's point of view and Nick lives in a different state, so this book is more about Annie, and how she has to deal with issues with her family, and I liked Annie point of view, but I would've liked a bit more development with her and Nick. I also enjoy books that have weddings taking place because there's always some type of hijinks that go along with planning a wedding, and I find that type of thing entertaining. Annie definitely has a lot on her shoulders in this book, and she bottles up a lot of her feelings, so she has these moments where she sort of goes off the rails a bit, but I understand where she's coming from, and I was glad when she finally stands up for herself. I do plan to read more of the books in this series, and more from the author. In the end, this book was sweet, heartfelt, and kept interested the whole way through.