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Jan 20
{ARC Review} The Rules According to Gracie by @Stefanie_London @LovestruckEP @entangledpub

{ARC Review} The Rules According to Gracie by @Stefanie_London @LovestruckEP @entangledpub

The Rules According to Gracie is a quick feel good adult contemporary romance book. Just like all the books in Entangled’s lovestruck line, these stories are satisfying “feel good” reads. I normally like to turn to a book like this right after I read a darker or heavier story. It just helps to balance me out and put a smile back on my face. Or heck, sometimes I will grab one of these after a long work day. When you work 12 or 13 hours, sometimes you just want a book that you can knock out in under 2 hours and you know you will get your HEA at the end and everyone will walk away happy. The Rules According to Gracie is just that- a cute read that will get you smiling. Gracie is a successful and independent young woman. She is on track in her professional life, but her dating life if kind of a mess. On the surface she seems to be very in control and type-A… Read more »

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Jan 19
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Impulse Control by @AmandaUsen @IndulgenceBooks

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Impulse Control by @AmandaUsen @IndulgenceBooks

Aries (March 21-April 19): Impulsive Aries, haven’t you learned your lesson yet? Your list of regrets is almost as long as your list of accomplishments, but you still ram your way to the top of every mountain. It’s part of your charm, I guess, but do me a favor: stop blaming yourself. Don’t let the past rule your future. You’re not perfect, even if you think you are. Your life is in front of you. Romance is highlighted! Pull your head out, man! Welcome to the IMPULSE CONTROL release blitz! I’m thrilled to introduce Book One of the Men Of The Zodiac Series for Entangled Indulgence. Russ Donovan is an Aries, and he embodies all the best—and worst—traits of the sign. He’s a survivalist, a former Green Beret, twice-voted the toughest man alive, but a past mistake is eating him up inside. He honored his younger brother’s dying request: to check him out of the hospital and take him on the trip of a lifetime. But after his brother’s death,… Read more »

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Jan 17
{Flashback Review+New Giveaway} Best Kind of Broken by @ChelseaFine @InkSlingerPR

{Flashback Review+New Giveaway} Best Kind of Broken by @ChelseaFine @InkSlingerPR

I think by now, you guys all know how much I love the Finding Fate Series by Chelsea Fine! It is the only series that had all three books make my my favorites list of 2014, and I am not the only one that thinks so. So many people love this book that it is being released in paperback! So leading up to its’ paperback release, InkslingerPR is hosting a flashback tour to share some of the reviews from people that really loved Best Kind of Broken and I am super excited to be a part of it. If you have not read the finding fate series by Chelsea Fine yet, you need to. I have not met or talked to a single person that has read these books and not absolutely loved them. March has been the month of epic contemporaries for me so far. Best Kind of Broken is emotional and sad and completely beautiful. It is a story of tragedy and guilt, healing and love. But the… Read more »

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Jan 15
{ARC Review+Giveaway} One Last Song by S.K. Falls @skfallssc @ForeverRomance

{ARC Review+Giveaway} One Last Song by S.K. Falls @skfallssc @ForeverRomance

Sometimes there are books that are hard to put into words why you liked them so much. The main character wasn’t necessarily likeable. Things didn’t turn out exactly how you wanted them to. People you did like in the book got hurt. But still, you were just moved by the book, in a very profound way. One Last Song is one of those books. It is such a powerful voice and story. It is dark and unexpected. The main character is certainly not anyone that I would have thought I would have liked. And I am still not even 100% sure that I do like her. But I certainly feel for her, and I can sympathize with her. And that is enough with this story. Trust me, One Last Song will make you feel all kinds of emotions. As a side note, One Last Song is a standalone read. The main character, Saylor is a girl that from the summary you will see swallows needles. In the book, you learn… Read more »

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Jan 08
{Review+Giveaway} Make it Last by @MeganErickson_ @WmMorrowBks

{Review+Giveaway} Make it Last by @MeganErickson_ @WmMorrowBks

Make it Last is the third book in the Bowler University series by Megan Erickson. Each book can be read as a standalone, but I really enjoyed reading them together. This is a great group of friends, and it helps to read their stories in order. Cam was always kind of the quiet pensive one in the group. He was never too rambunctious, he was never a womanizer. And because of that he faded a little into the background of his louder, more in your face friends. To me, that made him all the more mysterious. I was really excited to get to see his story. I love this series so much, so I was sure that Megan Erickson would make me fall in love with Cam. And she completely did with Make it Last. Make it Last is a second chance love story for Cam and his high school sweetheart, Tate. Tate is new to the series, and her and Cam did not end on good terms at all…. Read more »

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Jan 07
{ARC #Review } With a Twist by Sawyer Bennett @bennettbooks

{ARC #Review } With a Twist by Sawyer Bennett @bennettbooks

With a Twist is the fourth book in the Last Call Series by Sawyer Bennett. Each book can be read as a standalone, but the series follows a group of friends so it is always nice to be able to read them all. I didn’t read the first 2 books in the series, but I started with the 3rd book- Sugar on the Edge and I fell in love with Gavin, so I knew I would have to continue on to see more of their stories. And I think I liked Wyatt’s story, With a Twist, even more! Sawyer Bennett just knows how to write really good contemporary romances. I go into her books confident that I will enjoy the characters and the story.  I know this sounds really strange, but even though the book dealt with some super scummy people and some horrible crimes, the romance between Wyatt and Andrea was a fluffy feel good romance- at least to me. These two seemed so solid when they were together…. Read more »

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Dec 26
{Review+Giveaway} Beautiful Collision by T.G. Ayer @tgayerauthor

{Review+Giveaway} Beautiful Collision by T.G. Ayer @tgayerauthor

Beautiful Collision is the first book in the new adult suspense thriller series, Desperation. It starts off right in the middle of the action too. The main character is on the run. We don’t know from who yet and we don’t know any of the details as to why, but you are thrown right in the middle of the action. It certainly was an effective way to draw the reader in. Beautiful Collision is told in dual narrative between Gray and Thane, the guy sent to keep an eye on her. I loved the way T.G. Ayer told the story. It flips back and forth between Gray and Thane, with more chapters from Gray’s perspective and also scattered throughout where flashback that gave us details slowly on the who and why Gray was running from. I really liked both Gray and Thane. Gray is a tough girl, that is very apparent right from the start of the story. And she certainly has not had an easy life, but she never… Read more »

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Dec 22
{Review} Jinxed by @DonnAugustine

{Review} Jinxed by @DonnAugustine

If you guys remember my review of Karma last month, you will know that the book took me by complete surprise and made me fall in book love. I was so excited to get the second book as well that it pained me to put it on the bottom of my TBR pile. But my other review books gave me sad eyes, and so I reluctantly put it on the bottom anyway. But then the unspeakable (to a book blogger) happened. I was in the dreaded reading slump. It didn’t matter what I picked up, I was uninterested. I can’t even tell you how many books I picked up and put down 10-20 minutes later. So I started scrolling through my kindle and seeing what would catch my eye. (and can I just say how freeing this is when I normally have my book reading order set out for months in advance.) When I came to Jinxed, I got a huge smile on my face. Yes! This was just the… Read more »

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Dec 03
{Review+Giveaway} Life in the No Dating Zone by @PatriciaBTighe @swoonromance

{Review+Giveaway} Life in the No Dating Zone by @PatriciaBTighe @swoonromance

Life in the No Dating Zone was like a comedy of errors. It was a matchmaking mishap game, a little like the play that they describe in the book- cyrano de bergerac. I thought it was a really cute take on the you start out liking one person and end up with someone else. (i’m sure there is a name for that romance trope, but I don’t know what it is.) I really liked the main guy Gray. The main character, Claire, grated on my nerves a bit, but we eventually worked things out.  Life in the No Dating Zone is told in dual narrative between Claire and Gray. Gray really liked Claire’s popular friend Lindsey since forever, and he turns to Claire for help. Which Claire is more than happy to do because she doesn’t date (because of a pact) and she feels left out by her friends that each have boyfriends. She wants to break Lindsey and her current beau up. This was my problem with Claire. She… Read more »

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Dec 03
{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Shape of My Heart by @MsAnnAguirre @InkSlingerPR

{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Shape of My Heart by @MsAnnAguirre @InkSlingerPR

If you are new to this awesome series, then you need to start reading it! What are you waiting for? My review of Shape of My Heart is coming soon, but if you haven’t yet, you can check out my review of the first two books before reading this sweet excerpt from the third book below. My review of I want it That Way My review of As Long As You Love Me He didn’t speak until I was strapping on the helmet. “It’s weird how nervous I am. I was going for original but I hope I didn’t cross into cheesy.” “I love cheese,” I told him. “That makes me feel marginally better.” Max got on the bike and I climbed on behind him, wrapping my arms around his waist. The motorcycle zoomed off, warm wind rushing against my skin. At first I wasn’t sure where we were going, but then I started recognizing landmarks. Each turn brought us closer to the private place Max had shared with me… Read more »

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