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May 01
{ARC Review} Sex in the Sticks by Sawyer Bennett @BennettBooks

{ARC Review} Sex in the Sticks by Sawyer Bennett @BennettBooks

Sex in the Sticks is the first book in a new series from Sawyer Bennett. If you didn’t know by now, I absolutely love Mrs. Bennett’s books. They are always well written, with excellent characters and they are always satisfying reads with an awesome romance. When I am in the mood for a go to contemporary romance author, Sawyer Bennett is pretty high up my list on authors I turn to. Sex in the Sticks is the first book in the Love Hurts series. I loved this book. I loved the Alaskan setting. I want to see more small town romances set in Alaska. Sex in the Sticks is the story of Val and Logan. Val is more than a little self centered, and was maybe a little conceited for my tastes, but I liked that she was who she was. She didn’t put on airs around anyone. She was just herself. Take her or leave her. Ultimately, I liked her. I liked her even more once Logan was in… Read more »

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Apr 26
{Review+Giveaway} The Makeup Test by @VanessaMKnight

{Review+Giveaway} The Makeup Test by @VanessaMKnight

The Makeup Test by Vanessa M. Knight is the sixth book in the Ritter University series. The Ritter University series is a series of new adult standalone romances. The Makeup Test is the first book I have read in the series, and to be perfectly honest, I had never even heard of the series before I found this book. So I certainly had no problem following along with the story and the characters. It really did work as a standalone. Each of the books in the Ritter University series are more like novellas. They are super quick reads coming in at under 150 pages, and are great for a quick pick me up. I really enjoyed The Makeup Test. I loved the complexity to the main character, Parker. At first glance, she is a materialistic rich girl, but once you get to know her better you see she has many more layers than simply that one. However; she is materialistic at times and she certainly is a spoiled rich girl,… Read more »

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Apr 18
{Review} The House Mate by @KendallRyan1

{Review} The House Mate by @KendallRyan1

The House Mate is the third book in the roommates series by Kendall Ryan. The roommates series are each standalone contemporary romances. I loved book one, the Room Mate, and book two, The Play Mate. I liked the third book, but maybe not every bit as much as books 1 and 2. It was a pretty close call though. I’ll explain why, but overall this was still a really good read, and I can see people falling in love with this story the most! The House Mate is the story of Max and Addison. Max is a businessman and bachelor, until his ex from years ago shows up and drops off a baby girl with a note that it is his and she can’t take care of her anymore. Umm, what?? Does that kind of thing happen in real life? Max puts in an ad for a live in Nanny for his newfound baby Dylan (named after Bob Dylan) and he meets Addison. I’m sure you can see where this story is… Read more »

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Apr 17
{Review} Kissing in Cars by @SaraNey

{Review} Kissing in Cars by @SaraNey

Kissing in Cars is the first book in the YA contemporary romance series, Kiss & make Up by Sara Ney. Each of the books in the series can be read as a standalone, but the entire series has just gotten a cover makeover and has recently been re-released, so now is the perfect time to binge read them. I love the new covers for the series. Kissing in Cars was great for a quick, cute YA read. It was pretty light. I enjoyed this one, and I will be reading book 2 shortly. Kissing in Cars is told in dual narrative between Molly and Weston. I ended up really liking both of the main characters. I liked Weston right from the start, but it took me a little bit of time to warm up to Molly. But in the end, I liked her more than Weston. Funny how that sometimes works out. At first glance, Molly seems to be stuck up and superficial. She has no problem describing how pretty… Read more »

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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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