{ARC Review+Giveaway of #TaherehMafi ‘s favorite things} #Furthermore by @Tahereh Mafi
{Review+Giveaway} #ItEndsWithUs by @ColleenHoover @AtriaIndies
{Discussion+Giveaway} #TheReader by @TraciChee @PenguinTeen
{Interview+Giveaway} Clear to Lift by @Anne_A_Wilson @torbooks
{Review+Giveaway} Sigil in Shadow by Constance Roberts @CBRstory33 @CedarFortBooks
{Review+Giveaway} Stroked by Meghan Quinn @AuthorMegQuinn
Aug 26
{Review} Captive by @Aimee_Carter @HarlequinTEEN

{Review} Captive by @Aimee_Carter @HarlequinTEEN

Note: Captive is the Sequel to Pawn, which must be read first to fully understand and enjoy Captive. You can check out my review of Pawn HERE When I read Pawn a few years ago, I told you I was a little burnt out on dystopian. And that was at a time where Dystopian novels were at their peak. They seemed to be everywhere! And they all kind of started to look the same to me. And I got kind of bored of reading the same formula over and over again. But I really enjoyed Pawn. It didn’t seem to be just like all the other dystopians out there, and it was really well executed. I loved the world building that she had in Pawn. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing and the world is awful and disgusting enough to have you completely invested in the series. But after I finished reading Pawn, there was such a long wait until Captive came out, and I… Read more »

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Aug 26
{Review+Giveaway} Seducing the Boss by Mari Carr

{Review+Giveaway} Seducing the Boss by Mari Carr

Seducing the Boss is an adult contemporary romance by Mari Carr. I picked this book up because I loved the summary, but I didn’t love the title (still don’t because I don’t believe that really fits the tone of the story) and I don’t love the cover, but I wanted to give it a shot because the summary sounded like it would be a cute romance that I would enjoy. I think I should have trusted my gut on this one, because while I did like it a little, I didn’t love it. I will say that I seem to be the odd one out on this opinion because on goodreads everything I saw was 4 or 5 stars. Seducing the Boss is told in dual narrative between Sara and Kellum. I think part of my problem is that I just didn’t love Kellum. I know, go ahead and stone me now, but I found him to be kind of a shallow jerk. Especially at the start of the story,… Read more »

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Aug 25
{Review} Bad Judgment by @Meghan_March

{Review} Bad Judgment by @Meghan_March

Bad Judgment is a new adult standalone romance by author Meghan March. This is the first book that I have read by Meghan and I am seriously kicking myself for that, because Bad Judgment is one of my favorite books I have read all year. I loved it so much, I wish I could drop everything I am doing right now and read it again. I love a book with a law school setting. (yes, I know I am a weirdo, but it gives me some sort of sick pleasure watching characters deal with the joy of law school.) Everything about Bad Judgment was perfection to me. The characters were great, the romance was scorching and setting was very accurately portrayed. Someone point me in the direction of all Meghan’s other books ASAP because I feel a binge read coming on. Bad Judgment is told in dual narrative between Justine and Ryker. Justine is an uber committed law student that has just had her scholarship yanked, and Ryker is…well, the… Read more »

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Aug 24
{Review+Giveaway} Blind Spot by @KatanaCollins

{Review+Giveaway} Blind Spot by @KatanaCollins

Sometimes you just need a good college romance to get your romance feelers satisfied. At least, sometimes I do. And Blind Spot by Katana Collins totally hit the spot for me. Blind Spot is a new adult college contemporary romance, and I really enjoyed it. I had a little snag with the plot details early on, but the characters more than made up for it. Overall, this was a satisfying romance for me. Blind Spot is told in dual narrative between Shelby and Tate. Shelby is your classic stubbornly independent college girl. She falls into the new adult stereotype that I have seen a bit too much of. The, had a hard past, but determined to make it on your own- and stubborn to the point where you refuse to accept help of any kind from anyone. It is the last part of the stereotype that irks me. I get wanting to make it on your own. I really do, but being stubborn to a fault is something I could… Read more »

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Aug 23
{ARC Review+Giveaway of #TaherehMafi ‘s favorite things} #Furthermore by @Tahereh Mafi

{ARC Review+Giveaway of #TaherehMafi ‘s favorite things} #Furthermore by @Tahereh Mafi

I loved Furthermore, and you will see why in my review below, but today’s post is a little something different. Because Furthermore takes place in Ferenwood, a town where color kind of takes on a life of it’s own, I decided to share some of my more colorful #bookstagram pictures with you. My feed has been very colorful lately (which is a big change from my normal wardrobe…) So, check out some brightly colored book pretties, check out my review and then be sure to enter the awesome giveaway below, which I partnered with Penguin Random House to offer. You can win a copy of Furthermore and some of Tahereh’s favorite things!   Day 13: Book Rainbow. Seeing rainbows always makes me happy and seeing a book rainbow with all the brightly colored books makes me extra happy. This is the perfect way to start a Saturday 🙂 #thebooksparrowaugustbookchallenge16 A photo posted by @bookbriefs on Aug 13, 2016 at 6:30am PDT A little late but this picture took some time… Read more »

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Aug 23
{Review+Giveaway} The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely @LaurenBlakely3

{Review+Giveaway} The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely @LaurenBlakely3

✮✮✮ THE SAPPHIRE HEIST is here! From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely’s book two in her contemporary romance Jewel Novel series, this enemies-to-lovers series is filled with sex, wit, glamour, and high stakes, with a rugged, ex-military, dirty-talking alpha hero! Don’t miss this explosive and passionate series! ✮✮✮   The Sapphire Heist is the second book in the Jewel series by Lauren Blakely. The Sapphire Heist is an adult romantic suspense series about bodyguards and jewel heists and all kinds of things that are sure to get your heart pumping. The novel is told in dual narrative, which is really my very favorite narration method. Nowadays, whenever I pick up a book told entirely from one person’s point of view, I find myself missing the other person.  I really enjoyed the tension in the air throughout the story, and the passion between Jake and Steph. This was a great read for me and I can’t wait for more. This is a continuation of the first book in the… Read more »

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Aug 22
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Stranger by @Anna_Del_Mar @CarinaPress

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Stranger by @Anna_Del_Mar @CarinaPress

Get a Copy: Amazon | B&N | GooglePlay | Kobo | Carina Press Series: The Wounded Warrior #2 Release: August 22, 2016 Goodreads I loved The Asset by Anna Del Mar (You can check out my review HERE) so I am very excited to have Anna back on the blog with a guest post today! When Ice Meets Fire Introducing The Stranger By Anna del Mar     Hello Book Briefs visitors! I’m delighted to introduce to you the characters of The Stranger, my newest romantic suspense and the second book of my Wounded Warrior Series, following on the heels of the Amazon bestseller, The Asset. One very cool fact about the series is that you don’t have to read the books in any particular order. Each novel is a standalone journey. Like The Asset, The Stranger is also about a strong heroine trying to find her place in the world and a brave, hot alpha fighting his own demons who will stop at nothing to protect the woman he… Read more »

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Aug 22
{Review+Giveaway} Laws of Attraction by @RC_Boldt

{Review+Giveaway} Laws of Attraction by @RC_Boldt

Laws of Attraction by R.C. Boldt is the fourth book in the adult romance teach me series. Each of the books in the Teach me series work as standalones. I have not read any of the previous three books,. but I wasn’t lost at all. I will say this though, now that I have expereinced the magic of R.C. Boldt’s books, I need more. I really loved Laws of Attraction. This is why I loved this book so much. Does the above quote look like the words of a player. A guy who would not settle down for anyone? No, but he is just a big ole softie. I love it when anti- love guys are the most romantic ones of all. And the Laws of Attraction was a very romantic story. At least, it felt that way to me. I loved Lawson so much! All the way down to his goofy t-shirts. I loved him so much that I felt bad for pegging him in a certain stereotype from… Read more »

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Aug 19
{Review+Giveaway} The Best Friend Bargain by @RobinBielman @entangledpub

{Review+Giveaway} The Best Friend Bargain by @RobinBielman @entangledpub

The Best Friend Bargain is the third book in the adult contemporary romance Kisses in the Sand series by Robin Bielman. I read the first book in the series, Keeping Mr. Right Now and I really enjoyed it. I missed the second book in the series, but that is ok because while each of the books are set in the same world, they each work really well as standalones. The Best Friend Bargain is a fun, quick little read that will put a smile on your face. The Best Friend Bargain is told in dual narrative between Olivia and her best friend Danny. I’m not sure why, but when I originally read the summary, I thought this was going to be a fake marriage/relationship/fake baby turned real type of book, but I was wrong. This is a very real marriage and baby book. It took me a little by surprise when I 1) found out that Olivia was actually pregnant, by someone other than Danny and she really wanted to marry… Read more »

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Aug 18
{Review+Giveaway} Under a Million Stars by @Rita_Branches

{Review+Giveaway} Under a Million Stars by @Rita_Branches

Under a Million Stars is a young adult contemporary standalone novel by author Rita Branches. Last year, I read and absolutely loved Painting Sky by this author, so I knew that I had to grab Under a Million Stars as well. While, I didn’t love this book quite as much as I loved Painting Sky (it was a very different tone), I did really, really enjoy this story. It will make you an emotional wreck, so be prepared for that. The story starts out with Charlotte finding out her parents and her brother have all just been killed in a car accident while they were on their way to watch her play in a piano recital. Talk about some harsh grieving. Charlotte really goes through an emotional ringer, and Rita is such a strong and descriptive writer that she brings the readers right through that emotional wringer with Charlotte (and Jacob) Under a Million Stars is told in dual narrative between Jacob and Charlotte. They used to be best friends,… Read more »

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