Author: Tamara Mataya

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Jun 07
{Release Day Review+Guest Post+Giveaway} Missed Connections by Tamara Mataya

{Release Day Review+Guest Post+Giveaway} Missed Connections by Tamara Mataya

Missed Connections is the first in a new, new adult contemporary romance series, called Summer Love by Tamara Mataya. Tamara is an author that I have read multiple books from and I have really enjoyed them all. I have to say, I think Missed Connections is probably my least favorite of the 4 or 5 books I have read by her. It is still a good read, and I still really enjoyed it, but I really loved all of her other books, and this one fell a little flat for me. Don’t get me wrong, I liked a lot of things about the story. First, I love the idea of a romance based on the craigslist missed connections section. And I liked the characters and getting to know them. This story follows Sarah and Jack, and I loved getting to know the various sides of Jack. I found the romance to be a lot of fun, if not a little predictable at times. I feel like I am in the… Read more »

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Dec 10
{Review+Giveaway} Taken by Storm by Tamara Mataya @FeakySnucker @SwoonRomance

{Review+Giveaway} Taken by Storm by Tamara Mataya @FeakySnucker @SwoonRomance

Taken by Storm is a standalone new adult book by Tamara Mataya. I have read another two of Tamara’s books, The Best Laid Plans and Just Breathe and I loved both of them. They were hot and steamy and really well developed and everything that I look for in my romance books. I liked Taken by Storm as well, but I didn’t love it as much as I loved the other books. It didn’t feel as full as they did. That may sound weird, but once I was done, I sat back and thought about what it was that made me feel like this one left me wanting a bit more compared to her other two books. The romance was great. I really liked the characters and the natural disaster element was one that I have not encountered in a lot of books. I came away with the realization that I just wanted more book. It wasn’t long enough for me. Now it may be possible  that I am holding… Read more »

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Jul 24
{Review+Giveaway} The Best Laid Plans by Tamara Mataya @FeakySnucker

{Review+Giveaway} The Best Laid Plans by Tamara Mataya @FeakySnucker

The Best Laid Plans is one of those books where you start out liking it, and then you see something about one of the characters and you think “oh, I don’t know about that…” and it makes you nervous about how it will affect your view of the book, but then you keep reading and the book just keeps getting better and better and you are super excited that you finished it. The Best Laid Plans was so good overall. I ended up loving Malcolm and Jayne, and their story was satisfying and their character growth was so impressive. But at more than one point, I saw myself thinking that it was all going to blow up in their faces and I just didn’t know if I could watch it happen. Does that sound weird? Well, you are just going to have to read it to see what I mean. Jayne and Malcolm are so similar in so many ways. Their high school stories shaped so much of the people… Read more »

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May 06
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Just Breathe by Tamara Mataya

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Just Breathe by Tamara Mataya

What I loved about Just Breathe was how character driven the story was. The plot was good and all, but the characters came to life. They made the story. We got to know both of the main characters so well, even though Just Breathe was told only from Elle’s point of view, which is pretty impressive. Dominic shone through Elle and the reader gets a fantastic picture of who he is. Just Breathe really focuses on how Elle and Dominic are getting/have gotten over their respective last relationships, which did a number on each of them. Elle is so cool. She is a librarian and she loves books just as much as I do. It was hilarious to see her get so genuinely mad about the person that was underlining some of phrases in the library books. She refused to continue reading one of them that had some underlining. It just ruined her reading experience. What I also loved about Elle was how excited she got to recommend books to… Read more »

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