Sunday, April 30, 2017

Review for Face-Off by Stacy Juba - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Head-to-Head, Skate-to-Skate, It's Winner Takes All! What might have been a dream come true has turned into a nightmare. Brad's twin brother T.J. has gotten himself out of the fancy prep school his father picked for him and into the public high school Brad attends. Now T.J., the bright light in his father's eyes, is a shining new star on the hockey team where Brad once held the spotlight. And he's testing his popularity with Brad's friends, eyeing Brad's girl and competing to be captain of the team. The whole school is rooting for a big double-strength win, not knowing that their twin hockey stars are heating up the ice for a winner takes all face-off.


MY REVIEW -

I really enjoyed this! It's not my typical type of read, and I'm probably not it's intended audience, but that just goes to show how wonderful Stacy Juba's writing is! Face-Off is about a group of brothers that are going through some tough things in their lives, but hopefully with each other and their love of hockey they can come together to overcome any obstacle, but some sibling rivalry gets in the way. Brad and TJ are the eldest of the 4 brothers, and they are twins, TJ goes to a private school, while his brothers all go to public school, but a situation in the family causes TJ to have to switch schools to the school with his brothers. TJ was the star hockey player on his private school's team, and Brad is the star player on his team, so when TJ transfers and joins Brad's hockey team, Brad isn't too happy about it. I loved the bond that all the brothers have, and I happen to love the hockey aspect! This read would be great for both males and females, and Stacy Juba writes wonderfully real characters. I also listened to this in audiobook form, and the narrator did a great job at fluctuating their voices so I could tell all the characters apart, and the narrator maintain a steady voice level. I look forward to reading more books by Stacy Juba!

Review for Love's Warrior: Zodiac Shifters by Jennifer Hilt - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

All’s fair in love and the war to win back his fated mate…

Being the daughter of Aries, the God of War, means Jessica Tindal is an Amazon warrior. But she’s given up her bloodthirsty ways to hideout working as an herbal healing witch. Too bad she’s stuck in an Arctic ice station with a killer intent on framing her.

Enter Paranormal Marshall Carson Slater—ice bear shifter, silver-haired hottie, and oh yeah, Jessica’s ex-husband. Carson arrives in Icy Cap determined to do two things: take down the ice station killer and reclaim his wife. His protective instincts drive him to keep her by his side at all times, which plays perfectly into his plan to seduce her back into his bed and his life. Now all he has to do is prove her innocence and win her heart before the real killer strikes again.


MY REVIEW -

This was great! I love that there is a shifter ice bear! The setting is super cool, it's in an Artic research station, and there's a killer on the loose that adds some awesome suspense to the story. Jessica is an Amazon Warrior in hiding as a witch, and is doing research at the station, when people around her begin to be killed, and she's the number one suspect. Carson is her ex-husband, who is also a Paranormal Marshall, so he is called to the research station to find the killer. Jessica and Carson have some baggage between them, but both still have strong feelings for the other. The romance is sweet and sexy, and the sexual tension between Jessica and Carson was great. This is a fun, quick read! I look forward to more from Jennifer Hilt!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Review for Lure of the Dragon by Anna Lowe - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Aloha Shifters - Jewels of the Heart: Book 1

Good dragons? Bad dragons? Twenty-four hours ago, private chef Tessa Byrne didn’t know about the terrifying world of shifters. Now she knows too much, like the fact that a ruthless dragon lord is determined to claim her — forever. Tessa flees to Maui, where sunny skies, swaying palms, and a handsome stranger conspire to play tricks with her heart. Can she truly trust Kai Llewellyn and his band of battle-hardened shapeshifters to save her from a gruesome fate?

"Don’t trust a human, and never, ever fall in love with one." Those are lessons Kai learned the hard way. But Tessa is different. Her emerald eyes mirror the mysterious pendant she wears, and her flaming red hair makes his heart race. Is his inner dragon just greedy for a new kind of treasure, or is Tessa his destined mate?


MY REVIEW -

I love Anna Lowe's books about wolves and I love dragon shifters, so I knew I'd probably love this one, and I was right! Another awesome book! Tessa is on the run from a shifter that was trying to kidnap her; this shifter business is all new to Tessa, so she isn't quite sure what to make of it, so on the advice of a friend, she finds herself in Maui looking for some help from some other shifters, who are supposedly friendlier. Tessa is a tough chick! She's having a lot of crazy thrown at her, and she is handling it very well. Among the various shifters she meets up with, there is Kai, and there is something about him that draws Tessa in, but she doesn't know if she can trust him. Let me tell you, these two create some sparks! Some hot moments between these two! Kai and Tessa's romance is also sweet, and I loved their connection. I loved that we get dual POV's, and I loved all the dragon shifter traits! Love me some fire breathing, high flying, gold/jewel loving dragons! This book is a standalone, but it seems there is a connecting storyline that is going to be going on throughout the series, which I totally love! I'm really looking forward to getting the stories from the rest of the guys! I listened to the audiobook version of Lure of the Dragon, and the narrator did an excellent job! She does male and female voices, and I think she does it seamlessly! Loved this new series from Anna Lowe, and I'm super excited for more!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Review for Honor by Nicole Blanchard - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

A gorgeous woman, a heart pounding kiss under the mistletoe. It should’ve been the start to making some Christmas magic, but I pushed her away.

She deserved better than a wounded warrior, someone who could barely face getting up in the morning.

A year later I’ve turned my life around, made myself into a man she could be proud of. A man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

And all I want is a second chance with her.


MY REVIEW -

I loved this! First off, It takes place during Christmas, and I absolutely love Christmas romance, so right from the start I was loving it! It's fun and sweet, and the romance is cute and hot! I would've loved for this story to be longer! I also love second chance romances, and I love wounded soldier stories, so this book had lots of wonderfulness! This book features Scott and Faith, Scott has returned home after being injured while in the military, it's Christmas, and Faith's family invites him to their very large and crazy family Christmas, and sparks begin to fly between Scott and Faith. Heartwarming, hopeful, and entertaining! Loved this addition to this already awesome series!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Review for Tangled Web by Gena D. Lutz - 5 out of 5!



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Night Queen... Black Widow… Hellhound. These are the titles I never wanted, yet, now they're mine.

With just a stab of a dagger, I have become the next reigning queen of a pack of ancient hellhounds: the Fang and Claw. And with each infuriating encounter, my yearning to accept their bond grows.


MY REVIEW -

Loved this continuation of the first book! Cassis is still super awesome and kicks butt! Plus, there are hellhounds! Totally cool! The only problem I had with this book is that it's way too short! I want more story! So, I suppose that's a good thing because I want more! The story is interesting, unique, and entertaining the whole way through! I'm loving the direction the story is going in with Cassis gaining lots of power as the new Night Queen, and she has a growing entourage of some really interesting characters. Looking forward to more! I want to see more of her Venin side!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hate 2 Lovers by K Webster and J.D. Hollyfield Book Blitz!!! The 2nd book in the 2 Lovers series!!! Love this series!!! Giveaway!!! My review of the book in the next post below!!



Book 1 in the 2 Lovers series - Text 2 Lovers

It’s the start of nothing good.

I fired off a storm of raunchy text messages…to the wrong number.

And he replied.

Him: Show me a picture.

Him: Tell me your name.

Why does the lure of anonymity have me craving to indulge a stranger?


It’s the start of everything right.

I received a slew of text messages…when everything in my life was wrong.

And she made me laugh again.

Her: You’re probably a creeper.

Her: Possibly a stalker.

Why do I have the overwhelming need to find this stranger who saved me and make her mine?


Him: Take a chance with me.

Her: This is crazy.

Him: I need to see you.

Her: What are we doing?

Him: We’re about to find out.


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Book 2 - Hate 2 Lovers -

by K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield

2 Lovers Series #2 (May be read as standalone)

Publication Date:April 4, 2017

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy



She hates him and his big head.

He likes her and her big t*ts.


She hates him because she somehow ends up naked every time she sees him.

He likes her because she somehow ends up naked every time he sees her.


She hates him because the big oaf knocked her up with his kid.

He likes her because she’s carrying his child.


She hates the way he gets inside her head.

He likes the way she lets him see glimpses of her heart.


Andie: I hate you.

Roman: I know…but I’m going to change that.


***This is book two in the series. It is best if you read book one first to fully understand this couple’s story.***


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About J.D. Hollyfield


Author JD Hollyfield


Creative designer, mother, wife, writer, part time superhero…


J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.


Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her Debut Novel. J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s.

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Review for Hate 2 Lovers by K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

She hates him and his big head.
He likes her and her big t*ts.

She hates him because she somehow ends up naked every time she sees him.
He likes her because she somehow ends up naked every time he sees her.

She hates him because the big oaf knocked her up with his kid.
He likes her because she's carrying his child.

She hates the way he gets inside her head.
He likes the way she lets him see glimpses of her heart.

Andie: I hate you.
Roman: I know...but I'm going to change that.


MY REVIEW -

I love the humor in this series, and I love the raw emotion the characters have. I totally loved the first book, but was a little wary because Andie wasn't exactly my favorite, but the writing really resonates with me, and so I ended up loving Hate 2 Lovers! You really should read the first book in the series because that's when Andie and Roman's "relationship" begins, so you'll want to check that out, and it's super awesome anyway, so it's a must! Andie and Roman have a very volatile relationship, and it's mainly because both are afraid to get hurt, so they act out; mainly Andie, and fly off the handle, which I wasn't loving about Andie, but luckily we get to know Andie more as the story progresses, and get to know a bit more of what she is feeling. I'm not a huge fan of the baby scenario, but I love the way Roman stepped up, and I actually love his alpha attitude. There are definitely some hot times between Andie and him, and I love how protective he is. I would've loved more of Dani and Ram from the first book because I absolutely loved that book! But I was glad that they did have a bit of a role in Roman and Andie's stories. Humorous, hot, and immensely entertaining!

Monday, April 3, 2017

LOSING KYLER BY SIOBHAN DAVIS!!!!!! Out Now!!! 99 cents!!!

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Losing Kyler by Siobhan Davis. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blitz runs from 3 till 7 April. You can see the tour schedule here.



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Losing KylerLosing Kyler (The Kennedy Boys #2)

by Siobhan Davis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: Upper Young Adult

Release Date: 27 March, 2017



Blurb:

Condemned to repeat the sins of the past…



Faye thought losing her parents was the most devastating thing to happen to her, but she was wrong. Her uncle’s scandalous revelation has sent her into a tailspin, leaving her questioning her entire existence.



Everything she believed is built on a lie.



And the one person she shares a passionate, soul-deep connection with can’t be there for her.



Faye and Ky can’t be together. It’s forbidden. Though they are determined to avoid replicating their parents’ mistakes, caving to their feelings is as tempting as the apple in the Garden of Eden.



Ky had sworn off girls until Faye bulldozed her way into his life. Now, she’s his whole world, and their forced separation is crushing him. Once his manipulative ex resurfaces—hellbent on ruining the Kennedys—he’ll do whatever it takes to protect his loved ones including turning his back on the one person he can’t live without.



Then tragedy strikes and all bets are off.



But is it too late?



When Faye needs him and he isn’t there for her, guilt and hurt threaten to obliterate their love. As they start to rebuild their fractured hearts, another sordid family secret is uncovered, and Faye worries Ky may be lost to her forever.



But can you truly lose someone if they don’t want to be found?


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Early praise for Losing Kyler


“Loved the drama … and the romance pulls you in all sorts of directions. Next book please!” Literary Dust



“Jam packed full of twists, turns, and revelations. I can’t wait for book three!” Danielle. Goodreads Reviewer



“Wow, wow, wow - best book yet!!! I have no idea how I’m supposed to wait for book 3!” Sinead. Goodreads Reviewer



“Non-stop action, drama, and a revelation you will not see coming. I hung onto every word of this book, devouring it…” Stuck Between Pages



“Amazing. Read this in one sitting. I had such a blast with this book.” Meghann. Goodreads Reviewer

MY REVIEW - 5 STARS!

I'm really loving this series! Siobhan Davis has the ability to keep me reading from beginning to end, I started the book and didn't stop till I finished! Normally, there's some things in this book that aren't usually for me when I choose a book, but Siobhan Davis' writing is just so involving and real that the true heart and soul of the book shines through! This is the 2nd book in this series, so you'll definitely want to read the first book, since this book picks up right where the first book ended. This review may have slight spoilers for the first book.  Faye and Kyler are devastated hearing some rather shocking news, and the budding relationship between the 2 takes a major hit with this news; which is to be expected under the circumstances! And on top of that, they have to deal with the rape charges against Kal, Brad's feelings for Faye, and that skeeze Addison, who Kyler may not be quite finished with, and if that weren't enough there's a murder mystery to boot! All of these crazy things lead to some major Draaammma and a whole lotta awesome! Most of the characters get on my nerves at times; even Faye due to a certain stupid party incident, but that just makes them more real to me because of their flaws. I will say some of these characters need to keep it in their pants! That would cause a lot less problems! The romance is definitely heartfelt and deep, and I could feel the intense emotions in Siobhan Davis' words. Faye and Kyler have a lot to deal with, and the secrets keep on coming! I'm so sad that I'm going to have to wait now for the next book because I want it now! (ala Veruca Salt of Willy Wonka fame) So, in conclusion, if you want some craziness, angst, drama, and some raw emotion then read this book! Siobhan Davis has done it again! Love all of her books!!



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Start this series with Finding Kyler!

Finding Kyler

Two fractured hearts and a forbidden love they can’t deny.




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Keeping Kyler


Keeping Kyler is the third book in the Kennedy Boys series.

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SiobhanAbout the Author:

Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult 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 Amazon International Bestselling True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys 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, April 2, 2017

Review for Sink or Swim by Stacy Juba - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

When reality TV turns to murder, it's sink, swim or die. Ambitious personal trainer Cassidy Novak has gained national fame for starring on Sink or Swim, nicknamed SOS, a hit reality game show set aboard a Tall Ship. She hopes the prize money will help to launch her dream of owning a chain of fitness centers. Not only does she lose the competition and have to walk the plank in the finale, after the game show ends, the terror begins. Upon returning to her small Massachusetts hometown, Cassidy discovers she has attracted a stalker masterminding his own twisted game. She struggles to focus on her health club job and celebrity endorsement opportunities, but her stalker has other plans. As her former competitors get knocked off one-by-one, Cassidy refuses to play by his bizarre rules. She's also being shadowed by hunky photographer Zach Gallagher, who has been assigned to capture her personal moments for a spread in the local newspaper. She wants to trust Zach, but fears he may not be the nice guy that he seems. With or without Zach's help, when the stalker forces a showdown by threatening her family, Cassidy must once again walk the plank - this time for her life.


MY REVIEW -

I love Stacy Juba's writing! She has some interesting storylines for her books, and Sink or Swim was very entertaining! Cassidy is the main character, and she is getting her 15 minutes of fame after having starred on a reality show, but with the good of fame there is also the bad. Cassidy has to deal with overzealous fans, reporters, and a creepy stalker. Cassidy is initially excited to have a little bit of fame and money, but with some stalker sending her notes and gifts, her life is taking a dangerous turn. The whole premise is really interesting, and I loved the mystery with the stalker angle. I love that in Stacy Juba's books there is many ways the mystery could go, and she keeps you guessing till the end! I liked that Cassidy was strong, but I did find her rather rude at times, but she was in a tense situation, so I'm giving her a little slack on that. I do feel like the romance was kind of lacking in this book, but luckily the rest of the book was interesting, so I didn't mind that too much. I listened to the audiobook version of this story, and the narrator did a great job! She did accents and male voices, and did a great job with all of them, so that made for an enjoyable listening experience. I will definitely read and listen to more books by Stacy Juba!