Month: November 2016

Nov 15
{Review+Giveaway} The Bad Boy Bargain by @KendraHighley @entangledteen

{Review+Giveaway} The Bad Boy Bargain by @KendraHighley @entangledteen

The Bad Boy Bargain is a young adult contemporary standalone romance by author Kendra C. Highley. This book is chock full of cuteness. That is the best way to describe it. It is like a smile in a box. I thoroughly enjoyed The Bad Boy Bargain. Lately I have been finding myself gravitating more towards New Adult for my contemporary romances, and young adult for my fantasies. Oftentimes I am finding young adult contemporaries just a bit too immature in the characters. But the big exception to this seems to be the Entangled Crush line. I really enjoy their YA romances for the most part. (And I don’t think that just because a book is young adult that the characters get a free pass on being immature- not all young adults are immature, and I expect that to follow through in YA books too!) The main characters in The Bad Boy Bargain were a breath of fresh air in this regard. And yes, even though the book had a “revenge”… Read more »

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Nov 14
{Giveaway} GRATITUDE #GIVEAWAY HOP

{Giveaway} GRATITUDE #GIVEAWAY HOP

This hop is hosted by BookHounds I am so grateful for each and every one of you that has ever visited Book Briefs, or left a comment on a review or followed my twitter/instagram/facebook/ etc. I can hardly believe that in just a few short months Book Briefs will celebrate its’ 6th Blogoversary! Can you believe it??  I can’t, but I do know one thing. This blog would not be what it is today without all of you. I just love you all! So to thank you I am making this giveaway super super easy to enter! One winner will get to pick a book they like from my giveaway stacks! But to make it more fun, I decided I also wanted to surprise the winner with a little something extra, so if they tell me what kinds of genres they like to read, I will surprise them with a book or two!   To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win 2 books (US only) One winner will… Read more »

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Nov 14
{Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Unbreakable by @KallieRoss @InkSlingerPR

{Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Unbreakable by @KallieRoss @InkSlingerPR

  She thought her story was over. Little did she realize, it had just begun. From Young Adult author Kallie Ross, comes the first full-length novel in The Cupid Chronicles… UNBREAKABLE!  Filled with action, romance, and an adventure that will keep readers on the edge of their seat…What will the fate of the world be as it balances on the tip of one girl’s arrow? Get ready to fly and fall in love with UNBREAKABLE!     About UNBREAKABLE (The Cupids Chronicles #1):  Dying for the love of your life…  Evelyn Bowden thought her story was over. Little did she realize, it had just begun.  The heavens made her a Cupid– a supernatural with the rarest ability. One that allows her to pierce both mortals and immortals with arrows possessing everlasting love. But Evelyn soon discovers Cupids fight a battle in a long fought war.  A duty to protect the purest form of love…  As Evelyn embarks on her first mission, helping a Gargoyle find his true love, she is… Read more »

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Nov 11
{Review+Giveaway} Life in the Danger Zone by @patriciabtighe @swoonromance

{Review+Giveaway} Life in the Danger Zone by @patriciabtighe @swoonromance

Life in the Danger Zone is the third book in the Zone series, by Patricia B. Tighe. The Zone series are each young adult standalone novels told in dual narrative. While you can read these books by themselves, if you are given the chance, I think it would be nice to read them in order. They follow a group of high school friends, and I liked both the first book (Life in the No Dating Zone) and the second book (Life in the Lucky Zone) in the series. The writing in the Zone series is very solid, and the romance will grow on you just as much as the characters will. I think this third installment is my favorite couple yet! Life in the Danger Zone is a story told between Rose and Sam. What I really loved about this book was the fact that it takes place on a cruise. For some reason, I have been really into cruise books, and that might be why Life in the Danger… Read more »

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Nov 11
{Review} Stroked Hard by Meghan Quinn @AuthorMegQuinn

{Review} Stroked Hard by Meghan Quinn @AuthorMegQuinn

Stroked Hard is the third book in the a new adult contemporary romance series, Stroked, by Meghan Quinn. I loved the first book, Stroked, a LOT,and then I read Stroked Long and that book LEVELED ME. I love Bodi so hard. It is without a doubt, the best book I have read in 2016. Hands down.  And book two is still the best book I have read in 2016. Which brings me to why this review is hard for me to write. It is really hard to follow up a book that I love so so much with another book in the series featuring a different character that is not Bodi, I was destined to not love it as much. But Stroked Hard is still a really good read. It is just hard to follow up such a perfect book. Even so, I love the Stroked Series so much! Each of the books are excellent in their own regard. I think this is a series that everyone needs to read (especially… Read more »

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Nov 10
{Review}The Lost Codex by Heather Lyons @hymheather @InkSlingerPR

{Review}The Lost Codex by Heather Lyons @hymheather @InkSlingerPR

Note: I will try my best, but there will probably be some spoilers from the first two books. If you are new to the series, check out my review of The Collectors’ Society HERE and my review of the Hidden Library HERE and my review of The Forgotten Mountain HERE. These books need to be read in order. The Lost Codex is the fourth and final book in the New Adult Fantasy Series, The Collectors’ Society. I was so freakin’ scared to pick up this book because I have loved loved LOVED the first three books so much. I didn’t want the series to end. But fear not Collectors’ Society fans- The Lost Codex is the perfect ending. I don’t know why I am surprised because all of Heather Lyons’ books are pure perfection. I have loved everything about this series, starting with the covers. They are some of my favorite covers for any series. Which is fitting because The Collectors’ Society is ONE OF MY FAVORITE SERIES OF ALL TIME. … Read more »

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Nov 09
{Review} Love and Fat-Free Cheese by Crissy Sharp  @crissydsharp @SweetwaterBooks

{Review} Love and Fat-Free Cheese by Crissy Sharp @crissydsharp @SweetwaterBooks

“Fat-free cheese is okay–unless you’ve tasted real cheese.” This line always cracks me up. I don’t know what it is about it, but something about the title of this book and starting off your summary with that very true and hilarious line drew me in. I am not afraid to admit that I picked up this book for review just based on that line alone. And I am so happy that I did. Love and Fat-Free Cheese was a hilarious and en aging read. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Cheese lovers will delight over the cheese references, so grab a pizza, or a grilled cheese or a mac and cheese and sit down to enjoy Love and Fat-Free Cheese. (not to mention it has a pretty goo thriller element as well.) Love and Fat-Free Cheese is a romanctic comedy thriller by author Crissy Sharp. Calling a book both a romantic comedy and a thriller feels a little strange to combine, but in this case it really worked. I loved both… Read more »

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Nov 08
{Review+Giveaway} #ForgetMeAlways by @Sara_Wolf1 @EntangledTeen #LovelyVicious

{Review+Giveaway} #ForgetMeAlways by @Sara_Wolf1 @EntangledTeen #LovelyVicious

PLEASE NOTE: This review will contain spoilers for book 1. This series was previously published under the names Lovely Vicious (Now, Love Me Never) and Savage Delight (now Forget Me Always)  Forget Me Always is fully revised and updated edition of the previous book. It got a new cover, and because I loved books 1 and 2 of the Lovely Vicious Series so much, I decided to re-read both  Love Me Never and Forget Me Always. If you are new to the series, please check out my review of Love Me Never first. I love this series. I loved this series when book 2 was called, Savage Delight, and I loved this series in the reworked versions. Savage Delight is now called Forget me Always, and it picks up right  after Love Me Never left off. You need to read the first book or you will be confused as heck in this book. Isis is still in the hospital dealing with her memory loss after the events at the end… Read more »

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Nov 08
{Release Day Giveaway} LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES: An Adult Coloring Book for Book Lovers by Christina Colli

{Release Day Giveaway} LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES: An Adult Coloring Book for Book Lovers by Christina Colli

I am so not artistic but I love to try my hand at arts and crafts so this adult coloring book craze has been right up my alley. And the fact that it is inspired by books that I love makes it even cooler! happy release day to Christina Colli! LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES: An Adult Coloring Book for Book Lovers by Christina Collie (November 8, 2016; Forever Trade Paperback; $14.99/$19.99 Can.) Fall in love all over again with this adult coloring book featuring 45 hand-drawn illustrations inspired by romance novels from bestselling writers Colleen Hoover, Anna Todd, S.C. Stephens, Abbi Glines, K. Bromberg, Jodi Ellen Malpas and more. Sit back, grab your pens and markers, and get ready to explore LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES.   In the pages of this book you will find: Designs to help you relax and reduce stress Hidden images and book quotes Each design printed on a separate page Elaborate drawings s as well as quickie pages for when you just have a few minutes to… Read more »

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Nov 07
{Review+Giveaway} Breaking Cage by AJ Pryor @ajpryor1

{Review+Giveaway} Breaking Cage by AJ Pryor @ajpryor1

Breaking Cage is a lot of things rolled into one book. First and foremost it is a standalone contemporary sports romance by author A.J. Pryor. But it is also a mystery and suspense story. I think this will have crossover appeal to lots of people. I think both fans of new adult as well as adult romances will enjoy Breaking Cage. I also think that fans of both mysteries and sports romances will enjoy this story, even if you only consider yourself a fan of one or the other. This is my first book by A.J. Pryor and I think she does an excellent job blending the genres together to make a really great story. Breaking Cage is Hannah and Derek’s story. I have really been into reporter stories this year. I think this is a new thing in 2016 because I have been reading tons of new adult newbie reporter stories, where hte main character is trying to land a job or trying to get their first big break… Read more »

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