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Mar 16
{Review} The Play Mate by @KendallRyan1

{Review} The Play Mate by @KendallRyan1

The Play Mate is the second book in the roommates series by Kendall Ryan. The roommates series are each standalone contemporary romances. I loved book one, the Room Mate, and this book was every bit as good. Kendall Ryan just knows how to write romance gold. I always know that I am going to love her books. She has become an auto buy author for me. She is a genius as combining humor, sass, URST and romance, which are my favorite things in a contemporary romance. The Play Mate is the story of Evie and Smith. Evie is a woman that knows what she wants and I loved that she was not afraid to go after it. Sure, I wouldn’t have had the balls to go after it quite the same way she did but I do give her major props. Smith is her older brother’s best friend, and her soon to be business partner. Can you see where this is going? And if you know me at all, you… Read more »

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Mar 07
{Review+Giveaway} What I Need by J. Daniels @JDanielsbooks

{Review+Giveaway} What I Need by J. Daniels @JDanielsbooks

What I need is the fifth book in the Alabama Summer series by J. Daniels. Each of the books in this series can be read as complete standalones. But they do feature couples from a group of core friends, so you might prefer to read them in order. I did not read them in order. In fact, this is the first book I have read in the series and I really enjoyed it. Perhaps not as much as the other J. Daniels books I have read, which were both 5 star reads, but I did enjoy this one a lot. What I need is Riley and CJ’s story. I really liked both Riley and CJ. CJ is a little intense right off the bat, but trust me you will warm up to him if you don’t love him right off the bat. For fans of the other books in the series, What I need starts out with Reed’s wedding. CJ is Reed’s friend and Riley is Reed’s sister. I loved… Read more »

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Mar 02
{Review} THE WRIGHT BROTHER by K.A. LINDE @authorkalinde

{Review} THE WRIGHT BROTHER by K.A. LINDE @authorkalinde

The Wright Brother is the first book in the new adult/adult contemporary romance series, called The Wright series by K.A. Linde. I read another one of her books, Avoiding Commitment, back in 2013 and I really enjoyed it so I was excited to start a different series from her. It follows my favorite kind of series format for contemporary romances. Each book is set in the same world, but follows a different couple. I love this because it is kind of a standalone, kind of a series. You can pick and choose which books you want to read and if you really don’t like one of the characters you can skip their series. I can already tell that this is a series, where I will not be skipping any of the books. I am already kind of obsessed with each of the Wright brothers, and if they are all half as awesome as Jensen, I am in for a big treat with every story. The Wright Brother is the Jensen… Read more »

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Mar 01
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Beauty of the Beast  by @RachelLDemeter

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Beauty of the Beast by @RachelLDemeter

Beauty of the Beast  is the first book in the new adult Fairy Tale retellings series by Rachel  Demeter. I loved Beauty of the Beast. Totally and completely loved this book. I have been really into retellings lately, and this is a great one. The blurb claims it is “Perfect for fans of <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> and <i>The Phantom of the Opera</i>” and I can totally see that! This is a dark and gothic retelling, so it is not going to be light and fluffy, but it is so heartbreakingly romantic. I just loved seeing Isabelle and Adam. Isabelle is taking care of her sick father and Adam is a Prince and also the sole survivor of a raid on his castle when he was younger. He now lives in seculsion and when Isabelle and her father happen upon his castle she trades herself to save her father and that is really where our story starts. This story made me super emotional. Both happy and sad emotions. There are two… Read more »

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Feb 08
{Review+Giveaway} Twisted by @BonnieMHennessy

{Review+Giveaway} Twisted by @BonnieMHennessy

Twisted: The Girl Who Uncovered Rumplestilskin’s Name is a young adult fantasy re-imagining of the story of Rumplestilskin by Bonnie M. Hennessy. Twisted is Bonnie’s debut novel and I have to say I loved it! I found it to be a delightful, and dark twisty tale of not only Rumplestilskin, but also of the young lady, Aoife. This part of the summary is what initially got me interested in the story was, “This is not the tale of a damsel in distress, but a tenacious, young woman who solved a mystery so great that not even the enchanted man who spun straw into gold could figure it out.” And let me tell you, Aoife was a fierce heroine. I really liked her. I do have to say, I initially thought that Rumplestilskin was going to be the love interest, and as I was reading, I even wanted him to be the love interest. But no, Rumplestilskin is not. There is a romance in Twisted, and it was pretty twisted, just… Read more »

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Feb 06
{Review+Giveaway} Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux @LadyWave4

{Review+Giveaway} Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux @LadyWave4

Gold Rush is a standalone young adult ice skating romance set in the same world as Jennifer’s Edge series and Ice series. I have read, and the loved the entire Ice series, which is Josh and Courtney’s story. I still have not read the edge series, which is the story of Liza’s dad, but I am so going to. I loved the Ice series to pieces, and Gold Rush gave me all the same great feels. I love the feel good romance that Jennifer Comeaux is so excellent at delivering. This was a great book for new and old fans of Jennifer’s work. Gold Rush is Liza’s story, a two time world champion ice skater. Liza has been so focused on skating her whole life that she has missed out on all the boy, and dating, aspects of growing up. In fact, she has never even been on a date at 19, much less anything else with a guy. And then along comes Braden. I loved Liza and Braden from… Read more »

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Feb 03
{Review+Giveaway} Frost by Kaitlyn Davis @DavisKaitlyn

{Review+Giveaway} Frost by Kaitlyn Davis @DavisKaitlyn

Frost is the first book in the young adult paranormal series, Midnight Ice series by author Kaitlyn Davis. The Midnight Ice series is a spin off series from her very popular, Midnight Fire series. I never read Midnight fire, but it has gotten tons and tons of rave reviews over the past few years. The series can each be read separately, but the books in each of the series do need to be read in order. They are all set in the same world and they do have some character crossover. Frost is a story about Pandora, who is a titan turned vampire. But not a titan like you are probably thinking. What intrigued me most about Frost was how mysterious the whole set up of the story was. It has been ages since I have read a vampire story, but this one felt different right from the start. There are all sorts of protectors- people who protect humans from vampires. But they are not the tradiaonal hunters. There are… Read more »

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Jan 25
{Review} The Room Mate by @KendallRyan1

{Review} The Room Mate by @KendallRyan1

The Room Mate was originally slated as being a standalone contemporary romance by Kendall Ryan, but now she is going to make it into a series. I am so excited that this is now the first book in the new adult romance series, called Roommates. I loved The Room Mate, and it really shouldn’t be any surprise why. First, Kendall Ryan writes kick ass romances. Second, I love the whole brother/sister’s best friend trope. And third, I think the whole roommate trope is my favorite ever.  So when you combine all three, well, you have a match made in new adult heaven for me. And now I get to see more and more rommmate stories from Kendall. YES PLEASE!! There is just something about forced proximity in the roommates trope that adds a whole other layer to a romance. A layer that I can’t get enough of. The Room Mate is the story of Cannon and Paige. I loved Paige, but I loved Cannon. I mean, what is not to… Read more »

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Dec 15
{Mini Review+Excerpt} BEING BROOKE by Emma Hart @EmmaHartAuthor

{Mini Review+Excerpt} BEING BROOKE by Emma Hart @EmmaHartAuthor

Being Brooke is a hilarious New Adult romantic comedy by Emma Hart. I loved this book. It completely cracked me up, and put me in a great mood. Brooke is hilarious. She is quite the character, and she can certainly dish it out…to everyone, including her best friend Cain. Unfortunately she can’t follow her own Life Tip #1, “Don’t fall in love with your best friend.” Which is great for me, because I happen to love best friends romances. And Being Brooke is probably the best romantic comedy I have read all year. It was certainly one of the funniest books I have read all year. If you like Romantic comedies you have to check this one out. Brooke totally cracked me up from the first page to the last page. I couldn’t get enough of her. I loved listening to her inner dialogues and I really loved her interactions with Cain. They were both hilarious and sweet. I am such a sucker for a friends turned romance story. It… Read more »

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Dec 14
{Review+Giveaway} Trying Sophie by @Rebecca_Norinne

{Review+Giveaway} Trying Sophie by @Rebecca_Norinne

Trying Sophie is the first book in the adult contemporary sports romance, Dubline Rugby series by author Rebecca Norinne. I have never read any of Rebecca’s books, but I can’t pass up a book set in Dublin with Rugby players. One of my favorite sports romance series of all time features a rugby team (by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid) so I couldn’t pass up the first book in a new rugby romance series. And I am super glad that I read Trying Sophie. This was a spicy and sweet sports romance that gave me all the feels and made me super happy while reading it. Trying Sophie is told in dual narrative between Sophie and Declan’s points of view. I loved this aspect of the story. I think it works extremely well in a contemporary romance because it gives you the opportunity to really get to know each character. I love seeing Declan’s motivations, backstory and feelings. I loved seeing Sophie’s too but I feel sometimes I like seeing… Read more »

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