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Dec 12
{Review} Hooked by @BrendaRothert @LovestruckEP

{Review} Hooked by @BrendaRothert @LovestruckEP

Hooked is an adult contemporary sports romance by author Brenda Rothert. I love a good sports romance but the tag line for this book is what hooked me in. 😉 “a sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.” I love a good brooding male character and a no nonsense woman. Hooked was right up my alley for a good whipping into shape romance. I got such a kick out of Miranda and Jake. Jake needed a Miranda in his life badly. Hooked is the first book I have read by Brenda, but it certainly will not be the last. I really liked Hooked. Miranda made me snort, laugh out loud and chuckle non-stop throughout Hooked. I just loved her quick comebacks. She seemed to be the only one to knock Jake off his game. And he desperately needed that in his life. He was quick on his way to being a jerkwad, and we can’t… Read more »

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Nov 15
{Review+Giveaway} The Bad Boy Bargain by @KendraHighley @entangledteen

{Review+Giveaway} The Bad Boy Bargain by @KendraHighley @entangledteen

The Bad Boy Bargain is a young adult contemporary standalone romance by author Kendra C. Highley. This book is chock full of cuteness. That is the best way to describe it. It is like a smile in a box. I thoroughly enjoyed The Bad Boy Bargain. Lately I have been finding myself gravitating more towards New Adult for my contemporary romances, and young adult for my fantasies. Oftentimes I am finding young adult contemporaries just a bit too immature in the characters. But the big exception to this seems to be the Entangled Crush line. I really enjoy their YA romances for the most part. (And I don’t think that just because a book is young adult that the characters get a free pass on being immature- not all young adults are immature, and I expect that to follow through in YA books too!) The main characters in The Bad Boy Bargain were a breath of fresh air in this regard. And yes, even though the book had a “revenge”… Read more »

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Nov 08
{Review+Giveaway} #ForgetMeAlways by @Sara_Wolf1 @EntangledTeen #LovelyVicious

{Review+Giveaway} #ForgetMeAlways by @Sara_Wolf1 @EntangledTeen #LovelyVicious

PLEASE NOTE: This review will contain spoilers for book 1. This series was previously published under the names Lovely Vicious (Now, Love Me Never) and Savage Delight (now Forget Me Always)  Forget Me Always is fully revised and updated edition of the previous book. It got a new cover, and because I loved books 1 and 2 of the Lovely Vicious Series so much, I decided to re-read both  Love Me Never and Forget Me Always. If you are new to the series, please check out my review of Love Me Never first. I love this series. I loved this series when book 2 was called, Savage Delight, and I loved this series in the reworked versions. Savage Delight is now called Forget me Always, and it picks up right  after Love Me Never left off. You need to read the first book or you will be confused as heck in this book. Isis is still in the hospital dealing with her memory loss after the events at the end… Read more »

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Nov 07
{Review+Giveaway} Three Simple Words by @AJ_Pine @EntangledSelect

{Review+Giveaway} Three Simple Words by @AJ_Pine @EntangledSelect

Three Simple Words is the third book in the Kingston Ale House series by A.J. Pine. I have not read the first book in the series, but I did really enjoy book two- Six Month Rule. You can easily start off at any book you would like. They are very easy to follow and each book follows a different couple. I have read several books by this author, so I feel like I pretty much know what to expect going in. I know it is going to be a good romance, I know there are going to be flawed, complex characters that make for an interesting read, and I know that there is probably going to be drama thrown in. And I was right on all of the above for the Three Simple Words. I do love a book about a blogger. In this case, Annie is a book/romance blogger on the side of her normal job. I love a book worm as a main character. Maybe it makes it… Read more »

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Oct 28
{Review} Hooked on Love by @JennieMarts @LovestruckEP

{Review} Hooked on Love by @JennieMarts @LovestruckEP

Hooked on Love is the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Cotton Creek by Jennie Marts. I didn’t even know this book was part of a series, and if it was part of a series that it was the second book in the series. Needless to say, I never read the first book but I was not lost in the slightest. Hooked on Love reads as a complete standalone and I would have no problem recommending it as the first book for readers. I really enjoyed Hooked on Love. Even though I am yearning for cooler weather to start rolling in, this book made me reminded me of summer time. Hooked on Love is told in dual narrative between Sully (AKA Sullivan) and Avery. I loved the dual narrative story telling for this book. Getting into Sully’s head was really the key to telling a great story in this case. Plus, he was just so darn cute. I love that he is this rugged outdoor fishing expert, but… Read more »

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Oct 25
{Brief Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Lessons in Gravity by Megan Westfield @MegWestfield @EPEmbrace

{Brief Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Lessons in Gravity by Megan Westfield @MegWestfield @EPEmbrace

Lessons in Gravity is such a magical read. I really, really loved this one. In fact, I think it is one of my favorite reads of the year. Lessons in Gravity is a new adult contemporary romance between a famous rock climber ready to take on his biggest climb ever and a documentary filmmaker hopeful determined to be a success at her internship. I loved the setup of this story, and the only reason my review is not 7 paragraphs long is because there is a big spoiler in this story, and I am unaware of how to write about some of the details without broaching the subject and I am also unaware of how to not get overly gushy with everything I write. So I am going to keep this one brief, and give you the takeaway right now- you need to read this book. I love Josh and April. But mostly Josh. Ok, that is not entirely fair because April is an excellent character. She is spunky and… Read more »

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Oct 17
{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Right Kind of Guy by Kerri-Leigh Grady @kerrileighgrady

{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Right Kind of Guy by Kerri-Leigh Grady @kerrileighgrady

The Right Kind of Guy is part of the What Happens in Vegas series by Kerri-Leigh Grady. This is book 17 in the series. I read book 16 (Hot on His Heels) and to be honest I didn’t love it. But each of the books are written by different authors and the only common denominator between them is that they all take place in Vegas, so i thought what the heck. Let’s give this one a try. And I am glad I did. The summary sounded amusing, and it was. I liked this one more than the last book in the series, but it was only a pretty good read. It didn’t make me leap for joy, but I did enjoy it. The Right Kind of Guy initially intrigued me because it takes place in a romance writer’s convention and the main character is a decently popular romance author, who doesn’t believe in real life sweep your off your feet romances. I knew right then and there I had to… Read more »

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Oct 09
{Review+Giveaway} Make Me Stay by Rebecca Brooks @BeccaBooks @BrazenBooks

{Review+Giveaway} Make Me Stay by Rebecca Brooks @BeccaBooks @BrazenBooks

Make Me Stay is the first book in the Men of Gold Mountain series by Rebecca Brooks. Make Me Stay is an adult contemporary romance. I really enjoyed the first book in the Men of Gold Mountain series, and I can’t wait to read the next book. It is a new spin on a familiar concept, one that I have seen done more in romantic comedy movies rather than in books, so it was fun for me to read about it. In this case Sam Kane was a developer wanting to buy land on the mountain to develop a ski community and finish out her father’s dream, but the concept can be used for anything. It goes like this, two people have never met but one is mad at the other one because that other one is trying to make them do something they don’t want to do (in this case sell his land). Two individuals meet but one or both of them don’t know who the other is. They like… Read more »

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Sep 27
{Review+Giveaway} WILDER by @RebeccaYarros @EPEmbrace

{Review+Giveaway} WILDER by @RebeccaYarros @EPEmbrace

Wilder is the first book in the new adult sports romance ( but a different kind of sports- think x games, not football or hockey) by Rebecca Yarros. It is also the first book in the Renegades series. The Renegades are group of extreme sports junkies that are youtube stars. I can’t wait to read the rest of their stories. I love that the renegades are a mixture of guys and girls. That will make for a great series, I think. Every now and again you read a book that gets you really excited for the books to come. Wilder is one of those books. Wilder is told in dual narrative between Paxton Wilder and Leah. Pax and Leah stole my heart! The book starts out great, but it is the slow burn romance sizzling between these two that really kicks it up a few notches in my book. First of all, the book is set on a year long school study cruise going around the whole. Umm, can we… Read more »

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Sep 19
{Review+Giveaway} Just one Week by @AliceGaines @LoveStruckEP @entangledpub

{Review+Giveaway} Just one Week by @AliceGaines @LoveStruckEP @entangledpub

Just one Week is an adult contemporary romance by Alice Gaines. I love a good brother’s best friend forbidden romance, and this is a really cute one. (Plus, the main character’s name is Michelle, so I twas easy for me to put myself in her shoes and imagine me in her place. Just sayin’) Just one Week is told in dual narrative between Michelle and Alex, her brother’s best friend, and her childhood protector. But they had a huge falling out eight years ago, and since then Michelle has never returned to town. I was interested to see what the big falling out what, and in the end this turned out to be a very satisfying sweet romance. I really enjoyed Michelle and Alex. Michelle is the right amount of sweet with a hint of sass to keep her entertaining, and Alex is such a great guy. It is so clear that he always fills the role of protector in all of his relationships in life. I think that is… Read more »

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