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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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Jan 18
{Review} Real Good Love by @Meghan_March

{Review} Real Good Love by @Meghan_March

Real Good Love is the conclusion of the Real Duet and should be read following Real Good Man. If you are new to the Real Series, you can check out my review of Real Good Man HERE Real Good Love is the second (and final) book in a new adult romance duet by author Meghan March. I am really loving this series set up style. I love having a duet to continue a couple’s story. Sometimes one book is just not enough, but you don’t need a full blown series. I am hoping to read more books set up in this fashion, and I am definitely hoping to read more books by Meghan March. I love her writing. She is quickly working her way up the ranks into favorite romance author territory. Real Good Love is told in dual narrative between Banner and Logan. Book one, Real Good Man, left off in one humdinger of a spot. And I wasn’t too sure how I was going to like the direction… Read more »

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Jan 12
{Mini Review+Excerpt} TOO TEMPTING by Bethany Lopez

{Mini Review+Excerpt} TOO TEMPTING by Bethany Lopez

Too Tempting is the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, called the Lewis Cousin’s series, by Bethany Lopez. I liked this book, but it didn’t rock my world or anything crazy like that. It was a quick contemporary romance read. To be honest the plot of this one just didn’t click for me, and ultimately that was why I couldn’t enjoy this story more. I would be interested to see Gabe’s cousin’s story, but the premise of Gabe’s story didn’t really grab me. Overall, it was a decent read, but I didn’t love it. Too Tempting follows Gabe and Zoey, who meet at a summer camp and start a relationship. But almost immediately a big secret from Zoey’s sister’s past links all of them together in a way that I just wasn’t digging. From that point on, my opinion was a little tainted. It just seemed too far fetched, and the story moved a little too quickly for me to completely fall in love. But I did… Read more »

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Jan 05
{Review} Real Good Man by @Meghan_March

{Review} Real Good Man by @Meghan_March

Real Good Man is the first book in a new adult romance duet by author Meghan March. This is the second book that I have read by Meghan and I have confirmed that I flipping love her writing. Real Good Man is a great read and I am so happy that part two in this duet comes out so quickly because I want to get back to Logan and Banner’s story as soon as possible. I didn’t love the way this one ended, but I did love everything else about the story, so I would call that one a win. Real Good Man is told in dual narrative between Banner and Logan. I am not going to lie, when I first started reading the book in Banner’s point of view, I thought Banner was the guy in the story. And then when I met Logan, I was really confused. But Banner is a girl and her name is explained in the book, and it becomes a really cute inside joke… 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 06
{Release Day Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Going Under by Lexi Ryan @writerlexiryan

{Release Day Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Going Under by Lexi Ryan @writerlexiryan

Going Under is a new adult contemporary romance (with a college football player, main character- so maybe sports romance) and is the third book in the Blackhawk Boys series by Lexi Ryan. Going Under can be read as a standalone novel. I have not read the first two books in the series, but I am dying to now considering how much I adored this book. I completely fell in love with Going Under. I have been craving a true new adult college romance story for so long, but I haven’t found anything that quite fit the bill. But Going Under was perfect! I love the whole childhood friend’s brother aspect, I love a pseudo second chance romance and I love a good emotional backstory. I really enjoyed the dual narrative in Going Under, between Sebastian and Alex. I was itching to find out what happened to Alex with her scars, and why on earth Sebastian has kept his distance for this long. I knew from the start it couldn’t just… Read more »

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Dec 05
{Review} Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott @TheGingerScott

{Review} Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott @TheGingerScott

Hold My Breath is a true standalone, New adult contemporary romance by Ginger Scott. And boy does this novel pack a punch. I was not expecting it to be as deeply emotional as it was. The story tugged on my heartstrings right from the very start and honestly it didn’t let go until the end. Will and Maddy’s story had my heart in a vice grip long after it was done. And that was what I liked most about this story. If you like heart-wrenching reads with a beautiful romance, you should check out Hold My Breath. This one surprised me. Hold my Breath is told in dual narrative between the main characters, Will and Maddy. They have a shared history between their two swimming families. Maddy used to date Will’s brother Evan until a tragic event happens that affected his whole family, leaving will to try and pick up the pieces all by himself. This story deals with the aftermath of that event and also how Will and Maddy… Read more »

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Nov 11
{Review} Stroked Hard by Meghan Quinn @AuthorMegQuinn

{Review} Stroked Hard by Meghan Quinn @AuthorMegQuinn

Stroked Hard is the third book in the a new adult contemporary romance series, Stroked, by Meghan Quinn. I loved the first book, Stroked, a LOT,and then I read Stroked Long and that book LEVELED ME. I love Bodi so hard. It is without a doubt, the best book I have read in 2016. Hands down.  And book two is still the best book I have read in 2016. Which brings me to why this review is hard for me to write. It is really hard to follow up a book that I love so so much with another book in the series featuring a different character that is not Bodi, I was destined to not love it as much. But Stroked Hard is still a really good read. It is just hard to follow up such a perfect book. Even so, I love the Stroked Series so much! Each of the books are excellent in their own regard. I think this is a series that everyone needs to read (especially… Read more »

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Nov 07
{Review+Giveaway} Breaking Cage by AJ Pryor @ajpryor1

{Review+Giveaway} Breaking Cage by AJ Pryor @ajpryor1

Breaking Cage is a lot of things rolled into one book. First and foremost it is a standalone contemporary sports romance by author A.J. Pryor. But it is also a mystery and suspense story. I think this will have crossover appeal to lots of people. I think both fans of new adult as well as adult romances will enjoy Breaking Cage. I also think that fans of both mysteries and sports romances will enjoy this story, even if you only consider yourself a fan of one or the other. This is my first book by A.J. Pryor and I think she does an excellent job blending the genres together to make a really great story. Breaking Cage is Hannah and Derek’s story. I have really been into reporter stories this year. I think this is a new thing in 2016 because I have been reading tons of new adult newbie reporter stories, where hte main character is trying to land a job or trying to get their first big break… Read more »

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Nov 03
{Release Day Review} Fearless Flying by Karen Gordon @joiedemidvivre

{Release Day Review} Fearless Flying by Karen Gordon @joiedemidvivre

I love Karen Gordon’s books. Her writing is always solid, her characters are always so unique and interesting and as a character driven reader, I find everything I have read from her to be super engaging. Fearless Flying and the Vivienne Series is no different. I really enjoyed this book. Fearless Flying is the first book in a seven book series (and each book is coming out one month after the previous book- how is that for instant gratification!?). The series centers around the main character Vivienne. I adored Vivienne. I could see so many aspects of my personality in her, but I think that is part of her magic. I think tons of people will be able to see themselves in this introverted perfectionist that decides to switch things up in her life and take charge. Even if at first glance, that doesn’t sound like you, you will be surprised at how very relate-able Vivienne is. What I loved about Vivienne and Danny is that he is not some… Read more »

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