Month: September 2016

Sep 30
{Review+Giveaway} Fighting Chance by Victoria Paige @vpaigebooks

{Review+Giveaway} Fighting Chance by Victoria Paige @vpaigebooks

Fighting Chance is the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, called Misty Grove by author Victoria Paige. The series is named for the small town of Misty Grove, where the series takes place. I loved Fighting Chance. I thought it was well written, the character are interesting and well developed, the romance is flippin’ fantastic, and the plot is very intriguing. ready for the thing I don’t love about Fighting Chance. Get ready, because I am sure it is going to be an unpopular opinion. I don’t love the cover. I know, tons of you will go swoony just at the sight of the cover, but I just don’t think it fits the tone of the story. Sure the romance is steamy, but there is so much more going on, and I just didn’t get the shirtless guy thing. Plus, I am not a huge fan of just having a shirtless guy on the cover of a book because he has nice abs. But I know I am… Read more »

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Sep 29
{Review} Broken God by @NazareaAndrews

{Review} Broken God by @NazareaAndrews

Broken God is an adult fantasy & mythology romance by author Nazarea Andrews. You all know how much I love Mythology, and with a beautiful cover like that, how could I turn this book down?! I really do love Apollo too, and the reason I love him being featured in stories is because he is the god of so many interesting things, so it is really great to see which of his talents so to speak that the author is going to play up. It gives a lot of flexibility to create many different versions of Apollo and still be true to his legend. I thought Broken God was excellent in that regard. I loved the relationship between Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. And we can’t forget about Iris, I really loved her too. It took me some time to find my groove and my footing while reading Broken God though. When I first started the book, I actually thought I was reading from Iris’ point of view (I… Read more »

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Sep 29
{Review+Giveaway} Vampire Addiction by Eva Pohler

{Review+Giveaway} Vampire Addiction by Eva Pohler

Vampire Addiction is the first book in the young adult paranormal romance series, the vampires of Athens, by Eva Pohler. Vampire Addiction is the story of Gertie, who is a book worm that didn’t want to go to Athens for a study abroad year. Her parents had to force her to go, so right off the bat Gertie and I butted heads a little. I just couldn’t wrap my head around someone not wanting to learn all kinds of things by experiencing a new culture like that, especially someone who is as much of a bookworm as she is. I guess I just equated bookworms with people who have a thirst for knowledge and would love to be able to learn about Athens, while being in Athens! She came across as very immature to me. However, the book did get better, and I ended up liking Vampire Addiction. Once Gertie gets to Greece, she is immediately taken under the wing of her host family. I loved how involved her host… Read more »

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Sep 28
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Die Young With Me by @Rob_Rufus

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Die Young With Me by @Rob_Rufus

Welcome to Day #8 of the Die Young With Me Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of Die Young With Me by Rob Rufus (9/20/16), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Rob and 10 chances to win a copy of Die Young With Me, as well as two chances to win a Punk Rock Prize Pack in the Grand Prize Giveaway! That means two giveaways for the followers of my blog. Be sure to enter BOTH giveaways below. 🙂   Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound Add on Goodreads Follow Rob: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram In the tradition of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl comes the incredibly moving true story of a teenager diagnosed with cancer and how music was the one thing that helped him get through his darkest days. Punk’s not dead in rural West Virginia. In fact, it blares constantly from the basement of Rob and Nat Rufus—identical twin brothers with… Read more »

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Sep 27
{Review+Giveaway} WILDER by @RebeccaYarros @EPEmbrace

{Review+Giveaway} WILDER by @RebeccaYarros @EPEmbrace

Wilder is the first book in the new adult sports romance ( but a different kind of sports- think x games, not football or hockey) by Rebecca Yarros. It is also the first book in the Renegades series. The Renegades are group of extreme sports junkies that are youtube stars. I can’t wait to read the rest of their stories. I love that the renegades are a mixture of guys and girls. That will make for a great series, I think. Every now and again you read a book that gets you really excited for the books to come. Wilder is one of those books. Wilder is told in dual narrative between Paxton Wilder and Leah. Pax and Leah stole my heart! The book starts out great, but it is the slow burn romance sizzling between these two that really kicks it up a few notches in my book. First of all, the book is set on a year long school study cruise going around the whole. Umm, can we… Read more »

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Sep 27
{Review+Giveaway} Stadium of Lights by @authortialewis

{Review+Giveaway} Stadium of Lights by @authortialewis

Stadium of Lights is an adult second chance sports romance by author Tia Lewis. Fall means football season to me, so I am always excited to read a football-centric romance. Last month, I read my first book by Tia Lewis, Draw Play, which was in the college football arena (which, if you wanted to know is my one true sports love). I liked Draw Play but I didn’t love it. Overall, I think I enjoyed Stadium of Lights a little more than Draw Play. I liked the characters, and I really liked that there was minimal BS. What Stadium of Lights is, is exactly what the title promises- a good second chance romance. Stadium of lights is a standalone romance, and the story is vert neatly wrapped up in one book, which was nice. I think the author can easily make more books to fit into this universe with some of the other members of the football team if she wanted to. I loved what the coach said about the… Read more »

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Sep 26
{Review+Giveaway} Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn @AuthorMegQuinn

{Review+Giveaway} Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn @AuthorMegQuinn

Stroked  Long is the second book in the a new adult contemporary romance series, Stroked, by Meghan Quinn. I loved the first book, Stroked, a LOT, so I went into Stroked Long expecting to enjoy it, but I got so much more than that. This book LEVELED ME. I love this book, and Bodi so hard. It is without a doubt, the best book I have read in 2016. Hands down. I don’t even know how to adequately express my love for this book. This is not just a book for romance lovers, or a book for sports romance lovers. This is a book that everyone needs to read! I loved Reese from book one, but Bodi made me say Reese who? I can’t even decsribe how deep my love for Bodi and Stroked Long goes. This book affected me on a very deep level. The care and liove that Meghan Quinn took describing Bodi’s struggles were evidence on every single page. I have seen so many books with OCD characters, and… Read more »

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Sep 23
{Review+Giveaway} The Replacement Crush by @LBrownRoberts @EntangledTeen

{Review+Giveaway} The Replacement Crush by @LBrownRoberts @EntangledTeen

The Replacement crush is a young adult contemporary romance by Lisa Brown Roberts. I heart this book. It has been so long since I have read a standalone young adult romance that was so cute and adorkable that it put a huge smile on my face, like this book did. I had a blast with the replacement crush. It reminded me everything that I love about young adult contemporary romances. I love the brisk pace of the story. I love the solid friendships, and the cute flush of high school crushes. Vivian is burned by a secret summer fling that wants nothing to do with her when school starts. (jerk alert!!) so she decides that what she needs to get over said jerk is to come up with a replacement crush, which I have to say, is a solid plan. But, and here is the real kicker…she doesn’t want anyone on the list that she could actually see herself liking. She wants to play it safe and just pick guys… Read more »

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Sep 22
{Giveaway} #TheGirlOnTheTrain Movie Trailer!

{Giveaway} #TheGirlOnTheTrain Movie Trailer!

  Based on the thriller that shocked the world. The Girl on the Train, hits theaters October 7. Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods). In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson. The film’s executive producers are Jared LeBoff and Celia Costas, and it will be released by Universal Pictures. Rated R  — Visit all THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN websites Visit the Official Site Like on… Read more »

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Sep 21
{Review} Draw Play by Tia Lewis

{Review} Draw Play by Tia Lewis

Draw Play is a standalone new adult sports romance by Tia Lewis. I love the whole tutoring trope (like actual school tutoring, not something pervy.) and I particularly like it in the college sports arena. I’m not sure why, I just like it. And Draw Play was just what I was looking for. It is well written and it is a fun read. I also loved the fact that it was a true standalone. Draw Play is told in dual narrative between Jake and Claire. They were an interesting match, and while I really did enjoy this book, there was one thing that was holding me back from falling in love with it. More on that later, first let’s talk about what I liked about Draw Play. I really liked the backstory from Jake’s side. I thought it was a fresh take on playing college football and being drafted and some of the home life considerations that might go on. It was not a backstory that I had seen done… Read more »

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