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Nov 11
{Review+Giveaway} Life in the Danger Zone by @patriciabtighe @swoonromance

{Review+Giveaway} Life in the Danger Zone by @patriciabtighe @swoonromance

Life in the Danger Zone is the third book in the Zone series, by Patricia B. Tighe. The Zone series are each young adult standalone novels told in dual narrative. While you can read these books by themselves, if you are given the chance, I think it would be nice to read them in order. They follow a group of high school friends, and I liked both the first book (Life in the No Dating Zone) and the second book (Life in the Lucky Zone) in the series. The writing in the Zone series is very solid, and the romance will grow on you just as much as the characters will. I think this third installment is my favorite couple yet! Life in the Danger Zone is a story told between Rose and Sam. What I really loved about this book was the fact that it takes place on a cruise. For some reason, I have been really into cruise books, and that might be why Life in the Danger… Read more »

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Aug 17
{ARC Review} Looking for Trouble by @StaceyMosteller @SwoonRomance

{ARC Review} Looking for Trouble by @StaceyMosteller @SwoonRomance

Looking for Trouble is the first in a new adult contemporary romance series, called Nashville U, by Stacey Mosteller. This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by author Stacey Mosteller. I really enjoyed Looking for Trouble. it is what I would consider a classic new adult tale of falling for the wrong brother, but with a twist. Stacey kind of takes the idea and spins it on its’ head, making it feel fresh. I really enjoyed it. even though I knew which brother was going to be the love interest, I expected the book to take a few different twists and turns, and I was pleasantly surprised when they didn’t happen. Looking for Trouble is told in dual narrative between Kat and Clay. Kat has had a crush on her best friend, Max for as long as she can remember. Max just happens to be Clay’s brother- who is a huge pain in Kat’s side. You know where this is going. Except…maybe you don’t. I… Read more »

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Apr 06
{Review+Giveaway} Life in the Lucky Zone by @patriciabtighe @swoonromance

{Review+Giveaway} Life in the Lucky Zone by @patriciabtighe @swoonromance

Life in the Lucky Zone is the second book in the Zone series, by Patricia B. Tighe. The Zone series are each young adult standalone novels told in dual narrative. While you can read these books by themselves, if you are given the chance, I think it would be nice to read them ion order. They follow a group of high school friends, and I loved the first book in the series. I liked this one too, but I think I enjoyed the couple from the first book, Life in the No Dating Zone, just a little bit more. However, the writing in Life in the Lucky Zone is very solid, and the romance will grow on you just as much as the characters will. What I found to be really interesting about Life in the Lucky Zone, is that we not only knew the main character from the first book, but she was in a serious relationship at the time. I was expecting the second book to be about… Read more »

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Mar 10
{Review+Giveaway} Destroy Me by Shana Vanterpool @shanavauthor @swoonromance

{Review+Giveaway} Destroy Me by Shana Vanterpool @shanavauthor @swoonromance

Destroy me is the first book in the Crystal Gulf series. Destroy me is a new adult contemporary romance by Shana Vanterpool. The Crystal Gulf series is published by swoon romance, and I know this might sound silly, but that fact right there made me want to read the book. I have had such great luck with all of the Swoon Romance imprint books that I have read. (and I have read a lot of them.) Some of them are light and fluffy, some of them are suspenseful and full of drama, and some of them take on darker undertones, but regardless of the atmosphere of the book, they all have one thing in common- a kick ass romance. And Destroy Me is no different. Don’t get me wrong, this is not a fluffy light have no care romance. Destroy Me, as the name implies, is deliciously twisted and messed up. The characters all have their demons, none of them act perfectly, but their genuine chemistry seeps off the page…. Read more »

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Mar 04
{Review+Giveaway} My Senior Year of Awesome by Jennifer DiGiovanni @jendwrites @SwoonRomance

{Review+Giveaway} My Senior Year of Awesome by Jennifer DiGiovanni @jendwrites @SwoonRomance

My Senior Year of Awesome is a standalone young adult  contemporary romance by Jennifer DiGiovanni. My Senior Year of Awesome is a really cute read about senior year superlatives and how they brought a couple together. Sadie was voted most likely to marry, along with Adam. Only problem is that superlative is usually reserved for a lovey dovey couple at the school, and Sadie and Adam have never even gone on a date. In fact, most of the time they ignore or annoy each other. Right away, I knew it was going to be a cute story because I love the bickering turned to romance. (does that make me weird?) Sadie grew on me as a character, but at the start of the story, I thought she was kind of a brat. I mean, Adam is nothing but the sweetest guy to her and she was pretty rude about the whole superlative thing. But it is clear that Sadie is a good person, and watching her hang out more with… 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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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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Nov 19
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny @alisha7e @swoonromance

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny @alisha7e @swoonromance

Kissing Frogs is a modern day re imagining of the Frog Prince. I will admit that I have never read the frog prince, and that I didn’t even know it was a re-imagining until after I was done reading and I saw the final summary. I know the basic idea, but I am not familiar with the details of the story. I just thought that Kissing Frogs sounded like  a cute book. So I can’t tell you how close this rendition of the tale was, but I can say that Kissing Frogs was a cute read in a rich and beautiful setting. The main character from kissing frogs, Jess, is a super brainy girl that wants to go to Berkeley, but you would never be able to tell because she reinvented herself between middle school and high school. She used to be teased a lot, and she went to great lengths to become one of the popular kids. Which was all good and well, but it made me sad that… Read more »

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Oct 15
{Review+Giveaway} Just Desserts by @TriciaQuinnies  @SwoonRomance

{Review+Giveaway} Just Desserts by @TriciaQuinnies @SwoonRomance

Just Desserts is a really sweet story about finding love in the aftermath of a loss. Quinn comes into Sadie, and her fathers’ lives at the perfect time. They are sturggling to tread water both emotionally and financially. Sadie’s mom passed away and left her husband and daughter her popular healthy diner. And they are both trying so hard to make it live up to her name in her mother’s honor. She seemed like such an amazing woman and it was clear to see that she meant so much to both of them. But Sadie’s dad wants to sell the diner because he knows that it is downhill for them. Quinn does fabulous restoration work and he promises to keep the integrity of the diner. I know that I just gave you a lot of back ground type information but one of the things that I loved the most about this story was the setup the author did. I thought this adorably sweet romance had a great plot to jump… Read more »

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Sep 29
{Review+Giveaway} Unrequited by @EmilyaShaffer @swoonromance

{Review+Giveaway} Unrequited by @EmilyaShaffer @swoonromance

Unrequited is a vampire book.  It is marked as a new adult novel, but it felt more as a young adult. It does span the college years of Ashton, so I think that is where the New Adult element comes into play. But it is completely clean so it would work for readers of young adult as well. These are a different twist on the conventional vampire. I enjoyed Emily Shaffer’s view on them. It was strange how few of them there were in a world where vampires existed though. I really felt for Will. He felt completely alone. He honestly felt like there was a good chance that he was the only vampire out there. He is teaching at a local high school, and then he meets Ashton. And the story begins. We get to know Ashton first basically through the story of her attack and change. It was really traumatic and I couldn’t help but feel for her. I completely got her desire to be as normal as… Read more »

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