Category: Adult

Apr 25
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Too Hard to Forget by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @ForeverRomance

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Too Hard to Forget by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @ForeverRomance

Warning: This is third book in a series that should be read in order. If you are new to the series, check out my review of book one- Too Hot To Handle HERE and book two, Too Wild to Tame HERE Too Hard to Forget is the third book in the Romancing the Clarksons series by Tessa Bailey. I really loved book,  Too Hot to Handle. and I liked book two, Too Wild to Tame. This series is an adult contemporary romance series. Book one is still my favorite, but this second installment was good as well. I just love all of Tessa Bailey’s works. This book, Too Hard to Forget, might be my favorite book in the series yet! What I liked the most about this book and this series is the concept. I love a series of interconnected standalone novels, each focusing on a different character. There are tons of books which follow this pattern and it is a big winner for me. Even better if they are books that center around a… Read more »

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Apr 20
{Review+Excerpt} Mixed up by @EmmaHartAuthor

{Review+Excerpt} Mixed up by @EmmaHartAuthor

Mixed Up is a standalone contemporary romance by Emma Hart. I read, and really enjoyed Being Brooke, another one of Emma’s contemporary romances. I thought Being Brooke was hilarious and I was really looking forward to seeing if Mixed Up was as sassy and fun as Being Brooke. Sometimes for me, the true test of an author is to read two or three different standalones or series, and see if I enjoy all of them. If I do, the author beings part of my auto buy or auto interest. And I am very happy to say, that I really enjoyed Mixed Up. Even more than I enjoyed Being Brooke, in fact. Mixed Up is an enemies to more trope, and I loved it. I noticed something very interesting after reading Mixed Up. I think I have a new found thing for books featuring chefs. My last 5 star read was The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson, and that book was also an enemies to more read featuring two chefs…. Read more »

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Apr 13
{Review} Royally Roma by Teri Wilson @TeriWilsonauthr ‏@simonschuster ‏

{Review} Royally Roma by Teri Wilson @TeriWilsonauthr ‏@simonschuster ‏

Royally Roma is the first book in The Royals series by Teri Wilson. Royally Roma is a modern retelling of the classic Audrey Hepburn film Roman Holiday. I found Royally Roma to be a fun whirlwind adventure romance. I can’t wait to read more of The Royals series. In Royally Roma we get to see a crowned prince play hooky for a bit, and finally let loose and have some fun. This was a light hearted, feel good romance. I would recommend reading this book on a Sunday afternoon by the pool. Royally Roma is the story of Julia and Niccolo. Julia is a grad student working as tour guide, and Niccolo is a frustrated prince who took advantage of an opportunity to get away for a day. Part of me felt bad for Niccolo initially, but part of me was annoyed at his attitude. I know he didn’t have much of a life because he was being paraded around from country to country making appearances, but he was certainly more… Read more »

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Apr 12
{Review} Twist by Kylie Scott @KylieScottbooks @StMartinsPress

{Review} Twist by Kylie Scott @KylieScottbooks @StMartinsPress

Twist is the second book in the Dive Bar by Kylie Scott. This series is an adult contemporary romance series, and it is a spin off of her Stage Dive Series. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Dirty, but you don’t have to read Dirty before you read Twist. Each of the books in the Dive Bar series can be read as standalones.   I really like the Dive Bar world and the characters are great. I am so happy that I have read this series from the beginning (Lately, I have had this habit of picking up books in the middle of series, which most of the time works out just fine because they can be read as standalones, but I sometimes forget how much fun it is to revisit your favorite characters and how much it adds to the series if you know the characters really well.)  This is a series that I know I will be continuing. Twist is the story of Jo and Alex,… Read more »

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Apr 07
{Review} 72 Hours by @BellaJewel73 @StMartinsPress

{Review} 72 Hours by @BellaJewel73 @StMartinsPress

  72 Hours is a romantic suspense novel from author Bella Jewel. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Jewel and I have to say I really dug it. The suspense part was a little heavier than the romance part, but there was a still a kind of cool concept second chance romance featured in this one. All in all, if you are a fan of creepy suspense/thriller novels, you will not want to miss 72 hours. Lara and Noah used to date but they wouldn’t call each other friends now. But they are unwittingly picked to star in this creepy, and sick and creepy guy’s twisted version of a game. A life or death game. I was so icked out by the villain in this book. He is someone that will keep you up at night. That is the level of his twisted desires. I loved Lara and Noah. I thought they were really strong characters and they stood up well to the masterful suspense plot-line…. Read more »

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Mar 31
{ARC Review} FIGHTING FOR LOVE by Kelly Elliott @author_kelly @ReadLoveswept

{ARC Review} FIGHTING FOR LOVE by Kelly Elliott @author_kelly @ReadLoveswept

Fighting for Love is the second book in the contemporary romance series, called Boston Love by Kelly Elliott. Each of the books can be read as standalones. Fighting For Love is my first book in the series, and I had no problem following and enjoying the story. If you like fun and relatively low drama romances, Fighting For Love is a great book for you to check out. I really liked this one, and I can’t wait to read more from Kelly Elliott. This was the perfect feel good read. Fighting For Love is the story of Rory and Finn. Finn is a firefighter and Rory is a law school graduate hoping to make her way as a new lawyer. (so it was really easy for me to put myself in her shoes…I wonder why. And also, does that mean I get to keep Finn for myself?? Please say yes Kelly!) Finn and Rory and such a great match, and  what I loved most about them was how genuine they… Read more »

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Mar 30
{Review+Teasers+ Giveaway} The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson @Mywritesdntbite

{Review+Teasers+ Giveaway} The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson @Mywritesdntbite

The Opposite of You  is the first book in the adult contemporary romance Opposites Attract  series by Rachel Higginson. I flippin’ LOVED this book. It is about time I had a 5 star contemporary read and this one earned every bit of those 5 stars. It is so excellent that I want to pick it up and read it again…immediately. You know when you love a book so much you immediately want to read other books like it? Well, The Opposite of You did that to me. I am now craving a great fight/bantering dynamic, so leave me your best new adult/adult recs below. The Opposite of You is told entirely from Vera’s point of view. Vera is a trained culinary chef, a very talented one at that, but because of a troubled past she doesn’t feel like she will ever be able to have her own kitchen. So she opens up Foodie the food truck to start her dream of doing upscale comfort food. I totally want Foodie to be real… Read more »

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Mar 14
{Review+Giveaway} Firestorm by @Donna_Grant

{Review+Giveaway} Firestorm by @Donna_Grant

Firestorm is an adult paranormal romance by Donna Grant. It is the tenth book in the dark kings series. I have not read any of the previous books in the series, but they can each be read as standalones. I do have to say, I feel like this series would be better read in order. Yes, this book can work as a standalone, but I feel like I would have a much better idea of the world if I had read the previous books. That being said, I did really enjoy Firestorm. I found it to be sexy and a great read. Firestorm starts out with our main character, an archeologist, discovering a dragon skeleton. Right away I was hooked into the story. I loved Faith and I really, really loved Dimitri. I admired how determined Faith was, and I really enjoyed the back and forth between her and Dimitri. Dimitri is super interesting himself. I loved seeing his inner struggle with the human v. dragon side and the way… Read more »

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Mar 07
{Review+Giveaway} Crossing the Friend Zone by Kelly Eadon @keauthor

{Review+Giveaway} Crossing the Friend Zone by Kelly Eadon @keauthor

Crossing the Friend Zone is an adult contemporary romance by author Kelly Eadon. This is the third book in the Belmont Beach Brides series. I really enjoyed the first two books in the series, but each of the books can be read as standalones. They are all set in the same world, and I enjoy seeing the character crossover. I loved Kelly’s easy way with romance and building a connection between characters. Her first book, The Wedding Date, was a feel good read for me, and her next book, The Family Man was the same. And Crossing the Friends Zone was no different. It was a  feel good romance that I read in one sitting. Crossing the Friend Zone is the story of Ainsley and Ryan. If you have read my reviews, you know that I love a good friends to more storyline. Mix that in with Kelly’s gift for writing fun, sweet and sexy romances that make you want to smile, and I knew this one was going to… Read more »

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Mar 02
{ARC Review} How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by @KerrelynSparks @StMartinsPress

{ARC Review} How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by @KerrelynSparks @StMartinsPress

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days is the first book in the adult paranormal romance series, called the Embraced, by Kerrelyn Sparks. This is the first time I have read a book by Kerrelyn Sparks, and I have to say I really, really enjoyed it! Actually it was a bit of a surprise for me, because How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days started out pretty rocky for me. I wasn’t feeling the characters and the premise seemed strange, but all of that changed once the main character, Luciana left the island and got to her father’s land. From there, I was totally swept up in the story. More and more with each flip of the page. I fell in love with Luciana and Leo, and I really loved their story. Ana and Leo are not allowed to touch each other. Leo is known as the beast because he can harness the power of lightning and kills with a single touch. I thought his ability was super… Read more »

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