{Review+Giveaway} Bounce by @Noelle_August @Morrow_PB
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis @AuthorJennifer
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Dead Upon a Time by Elizabeth Paulson @Scholastic
{Review+Giveaway} Outside the Ropes by @AshleyClaudy
{Spoiler Free Review+Giveaway} Golden by Melinda Michaels @MJMichaelsBooks
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts @LBrownRoberts @EntangledTeen
Sep 01
{Review+Giveaway} A Sweet Possibility by Natalie Charles @Tallie_Charles

{Review+Giveaway} A Sweet Possibility by Natalie Charles @Tallie_Charles

A Sweet Possibility is the second book in the new adult/adult contemporary romance Archer Cove by Natalie Charles. I had no idea that this was the second book in the series at all, and it read a like a complete standalone. This line from the summary totally sold me on the book, “All baker Jessica Mallory wants is a modest thigh gap. And her own chocolate shop.” I have no idea why but I love the modest thigh gap and chocolate addict conundrum. It is totally adorable and cute, just like Jessica. I also loved Nate. Pretty hard. So I think it is safe to say that A Sweet Possibility was a really sweet book. Definitely. Jessica is quirky and funny. Kind of like a smidgen of Bridget Jones mixed in with spunk and something that is uniquely her own. And Nate is just pure adorable-ness. I could not get enough of him. I loved how infatuated he was with Jessica. Those kind of sweet crushes get me every time…. Read more »

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Aug 31
{Review} Because of Sydney by T.A. Foster @TAFosterWriter

{Review} Because of Sydney by T.A. Foster @TAFosterWriter

T.A. Foster writes great feel good romances, and Because of Sydney is no exception. Because of Sydney is a standalone new adult contemporary romance with no cliffhanger. But even though it really does stand completely on its’ own, it takes place in the same universe as her Kissing Eden series , which I absolutely loved. Because of Sydney’s main character (other than Sydney, who is new to the books) is Mason, Grey’s Uncle- who-is-really-his-age. When we last saw Mason he was dating Eden’s friend Taylor. Because of Sydney starts out with Mason completely single and very much back in his business state of mind, looking for a new land development deal. I loved that we got to see Mason’s story because you can just tell from the get go that this is a complex guy. There is a lot brewing in that head of his. And I was super excited to slip on in there and make myself comfy to watch his story. Sydney is a fresh faced college grad… Read more »

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Aug 30
{Monthly Wrap Up} Month of August 2015

{Monthly Wrap Up} Month of August 2015

Sunday Post is Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves is Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews Hey guys! How has your week been? Where the heck has August gone? I can’t wrap my head around the fact that it is almost September. Things have seemed particularly busy lately, so I am always moving on to the next thing. It’s all good stuff so I can’t complain, but it is a lot. haha I am looking forward to the end of September when I will hopefully be able to relax a bit. I haven’t had had time to do a weekly wrap up in a couple of weeks so I have decided to hold my books and do a monthly wrap up. So these are my August books. I am also looking for some good September Instagram challenges. So please let me know which one(s) I should join.  I am still trying to figure out the challenge part of instagram. Books I got this month: *Thank you so… Read more »

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Aug 28
{Review+Giveaway} Winter’s Bride by Nellie C. Lind

{Review+Giveaway} Winter’s Bride by Nellie C. Lind

  Winter’s Bride is the first book in an adult paranormal romance series, called the Elders of the Seasons. The first book follows the winter lord. I loved the concept behind the Elders of the Seasons. There are four elders that rule the land. Each one of them gets to take a turn to rule, during…you guessed it, their season.  The other piece to the story that I really loved was that the Elders all lived together in this one city. It was a tiny town because while the elders were not mean per se they were pretty scary to a lot of people, so there are not too many people that move to live closer to them, but the people that do live there have a pretty good life. Winter’s Bride follows the story of Dawn, a young woman in this small town and the Winter Lord. The Winter Lord has never had any interest in marrying, until a string of events surrounding one of the other elders has… Read more »

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Aug 27
{Review+Giveaway} Bounce by @Noelle_August @Morrow_PB

{Review+Giveaway} Bounce by @Noelle_August @Morrow_PB

The Boomerang series has been one that I have been wanting to read for a long time. And the plot summary of Bounce appealed to me the most out of all three books so far, so I decided, why not? Let’s start with number Bounce. And I am so glad that I did. Bounce was such a fun read and honestly, it was a giant “awh” book. That is the only way I know how to describe it. Bounce made me say “awh” so many times while reading it. If you are looking for a cute book that will put a perma smile on your face, read Bounce. I like that so many of the characters from the series play such large roles in Bounce. That will be great fun for fans that have read the entire series, but it was also great for me as a first time reader because I felt like I got to know them, even thought I hadn’t read their stories yet. I loved Skyler…. Read more »

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Aug 26
{Review+Giveaway} In the Dark by Monica Murphy @MsMonicaMurphy

{Review+Giveaway} In the Dark by Monica Murphy @MsMonicaMurphy

In the Dark is the second book in a new, new adult contemporary romance series from Monica Murphy. It’s called the Rules Series and these books just keep getting better and better. The Rules Series is follows Shep, his friend Gabe and his cousin Tristan. I enjoyed Shep’s story, Fair Game, but I knew right away that I wouldn’t be able to wait for Gabe’s story. Gabe was a breath of fresh air in In the Dark. The story is told in alternating points of view between Lucy and Gabe. Lucy is house sitting for the summer in a super fancy home, and Gabe and his family are renting the house next door. Gabe was totally taken with Lucy the moment that he saw her, and I loved that about him. I loved that he was not afraid to be completely smitten by her. And I could see why he was. Lucy is great. Sweet, but with some spunk in her. Gabe and Lucy come from two different worlds, and… Read more »

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Aug 25
{Excerpt+Giveaway} A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

{Excerpt+Giveaway} A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

Hey Guys! I so wanted to read an review A whole New World for my tour stop today, but there was a mix up with my book, so I wasn’t able to read it yet. I know I don’t typically share excerpts with you here on Book Briefs, but because I am super excited about this book. (HELLO! It is Aladin!) I wanted to share the first chapter, which was previously revealed on Chip & Co., with you all. Enjoy 😉 You can find the first chapter of A whole New World Here in PDF. http://www.chipandco.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/AWNW_TwistedTale_ExclusiveChapterExcerpt.pdf   To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win 1 of 5 finished copies of A whole New World Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the rafflecopter below. No Purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law.a Rafflecopter giveaway About Liz Braswell Full time author, under the name Tracy Lynn. And Celia Thomson. And J. B. Stephens. And… Read more »

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Aug 24
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis @AuthorJennifer

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis @AuthorJennifer

Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis is the first in a young adult series called the Reign of Secrets series. It is a young adult fantasy series that totally rocked my world! It is one of my favorite books of 2015. It might even take the top spot on my best of the best 2015 list. It was seriously that good. This is my first book I’ve read by Jennifer and I have to say, I will be reading many more. Not to mention I even dreamt about Cage of Deceit last night. I have been itching to read the second book. I loved the disclaimer that she put on page one, about the kind of book this is and the kind of book it is not. It is not a book that wraps up nice and neatly by itself. It is most definitely part of a series and there will be loose ends. You are warned. Allyssa is princess of Emperion, the biggest empire in the world. I… Read more »

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Aug 21
{Review} Tangled Up in Blue by J.D. Brick

{Review} Tangled Up in Blue by J.D. Brick

Tangled Up in Blue is the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Ikana College by author J.D. Brick. I really liked that Tangled Up in Blue was told in dual narrative, and I really did like the two main characters- Blue and Keegan. But the story fell a little flat for me. On one hand, the romance was interesting and the story was solidly good. Fans of new adult will enjoy the romance and the college setting. But people who are getting burnt out on new adult, or who dislike new adult that is all the same, this may not be the book for you. For the record, let me say, that I am not burnt out on New Adult. New Adult contemporary romance is my favorite age group for contemporary romance. But Tangled up in Blue felt very generic as far as new adult romances went. It was good, but it wasn’t anything different to make it stand out in my mind. But now, let’s talk… Read more »

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Aug 20
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Dead Upon a Time by Elizabeth Paulson @Scholastic

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Dead Upon a Time by Elizabeth Paulson @Scholastic

Dead Upon A Time is set in a fairy tale world that is a little darker and a little more twisted than the fairy tales we all remember as kids. And in this world, children are being taken and tortured in creepy ways. I liked (and maybe liked is the wrong word because that makes me sound kind of sadistic) that the children were each tortured in a unique way to their particular story. One was forced to eat a poison apple over and over again, others were cooked alive, etc. Dead Upon a Time is the story of Jack and Kate, two outcasts in the village that embark on a quest to save the children, and Kate’s grandmother. Dead Upon a Time is a very quick read that I think would appeal to a younger crowd of young adult readers as well as older readers who are fans of grimm brothers, once upon a time series, and twisted fairy tale re-tellings. I loved the interplay in Elizabeth Paulson’s world… Read more »

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