Tag: ARC review

Jun 01
{ARC Review+Giveaway} All the Feels by @Danika_Stone @SwoonReads

{ARC Review+Giveaway} All the Feels by @Danika_Stone @SwoonReads

All the Feels is a young adult standalone by Danika Stone. I think this is a book that fandom lovers, of any fandom, will love completely. All The Feels just made me squirmy with happiness. I really, really loved this one. If you like cons, if you like fanfiction- if you know what terms like AU and shipping and OTP are, this is the perfect book for you. It is a whole lot of fun. It is about a girl that completely loves Starveil, and in particular one character from it. And when they kill that character off in the movie, she takes it pretty hard. And yes, I do know that she takes it a little to the extreme, but if you are going to sit there and tell me that a death in your favorite series or movie or show didn’t make you unreasonably upset…ever. I am going to call you a liar. (you might want to check your pants, because I think they are on fire.) I… Read more »

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May 30
{ARC Review} Hunted by the Dragon by Michelle M. Pillow

{ARC Review} Hunted by the Dragon by Michelle M. Pillow

Hunted by the Dragon  is the fourth book in the adult paranormal (sci fi?) series, Captured by a Dragon-Shifter by Michelle M. Pillow. I have only read one book by Michelle in the past- Love Potions, and it was a very different kind of story. So while I didn’t love Hunted by the Dragon as much as I loved Love Potions (which had hot scottish warlocks…umm hello?!) I did really enjoy it. It is about a race of dragon shifters that are from another planet. They have to come to earth to find their mates in human women, because their race doesn’t have very many women. I came into this series a little late, and while I had no problem following the storyline, I do think I would have benefited from reading the first three books in the series. I think it would have given me some more context into the history of the dragon shifters and their world. Hunted by the Dragon takes place primarily on earth, so I still don’t… Read more »

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May 28
{ARC Review} At Any Cost by Mandy Baxter @MandyJBaxter

{ARC Review} At Any Cost by Mandy Baxter @MandyJBaxter

At Any Cost  is the fourth book in the adult romantic suspense/thriller series called the U.S. Marshals,by Mandy Baxter. I have not had the pleasure of reading any of the first three books, but after reading At Any Cost I know that is something I must change immediately. I really enjoyed this book. And can I first start with something unconventional that I enjoyed? I really appreciate the fact that the guy on the front cover of this book has a shirt on. I know, I know…just hear me out. I love a shirtless guy as much as the next lady (or guy) but I am getting sick of seeing them all the  time on the cover of books. I think it sends the wrong message. Like the book doesn’t have much substance. And so many times, I think that is sad and just plain wrong. I might be in the minority on this one, but I much prefer a cover with the cover models clothed. Because the focus of… Read more »

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May 01
{ARC Review} Rush by @AuthorShaeRoss @EPEmbrace

{ARC Review} Rush by @AuthorShaeRoss @EPEmbrace

Rush is a standalone new adult contemporary romance by Shae Ross. This is the second book that I have read, and loved by Shae so far. (The first was Pretty Smart Girls: Lace Up) She has this awesome knack for writing great characters. (I have been on a roll lately with wonderful chemistry in the romances I have been reading. Which is perfectly timed after about a month of just ok books.) Rush is a college sports romance featuring the school quarterback and the captain of the girls soccer team, and just like in Pretty Smart Girls, there was also a theme of guys v. girls in this book. Rush is told in dual narrative between Priscilla and Preston, and from the very first moment I knew I was going to love them. The first scene in the book shows them at a Halloween party and they are dressed up as chewbacca and little bo peep. They cracked me up in that scene, and then the you know what all… Read more »

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Apr 24
{ARC Review} Ain’t She Sweet by @MarieForce @BerkleyRomance

{ARC Review} Ain’t She Sweet by @MarieForce @BerkleyRomance

Ain’t She Sweet  is the 6th book in adult contemporary romance series, called the Green Mountain series by Marie Force. While, I have not read any of the previous books in the series, I now have to go back and get my hands on every single one of the first five because this is exactly the kind of series I have been loving lately. The Green Mountain series is about a big family with a ton of siblings. Throw in a meddling father and grandfather who like to do some covert match-making, and you have a great time. I love big family books where each of the installments is focused on a different family member. Aint’ She Sweet is the story of Charley (she’s the family member) and Tyler. Tyler has had a crush on Charley for forever, and she is constantly shooting him down. But Tyler is crazy persistent and he never gives up. I actually really admired that about him, because I sure as heck wouldn’t keep going… Read more »

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Mar 29
{ARC Review} Hold Your Breath by @KatieRuggle @SourcebooksCasa

{ARC Review} Hold Your Breath by @KatieRuggle @SourcebooksCasa

Hold Your Breath is the first book in the adult romance series, called Search and Rescue, by Katie Ruggle. Oooeee, did I love this book. So much love. Without a doubt, this is an author I want to be on the lookout for and a series I need to be continuing. I really loved everything about this book. I loved the characters (especially Callum), I loved the concept of a series centered around various responder units (Hold your Breath is about a search and rescue dive team, but there are also cops and firefights in the town that I think will get their own stories), I love the idea of a overarching plot line with a murderer throughout the books; and I really, really loved Callum. (did I already mention that?) Hold your Breath is told in dual narrative between Callum and Lou. Lou is a new diver on the team and is relatively new to the area. Lou certainly has attached a fair bit of attention, and I have… Read more »

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Mar 24
{ARC Review} Must Love Cowboys by Cheryl Brooks @SourcebooksCasa @CherylCatMaster

{ARC Review} Must Love Cowboys by Cheryl Brooks @SourcebooksCasa @CherylCatMaster

Must Love Cowboys is the second book in the adult contemporary series, called Cowboy heaven by Cheryl Brooks. Each of the books can be read as standalone, and this is the first title from the series that I have read. It takes pace at a ranch that really does seem like cowboy heaven. There are tons of single cowboys all living under one roof. While I loved the cowboys, obviously, I really liked the mystery plotline that ran throughout the story. Tina shows up at the Circle Bar K ranch on a mission to deliver some letters to her grandfather’s best friend, and when that friend almost dies, Tina stays on for a little while to take his place as the ranch cook. Cooking for a big group of cowboys with seemingly never ending stomachs, sounds like an awful job to me, but it is Tina’s dream job. I loved seeing how excited she was over coming up with meal ideas and how excited the guys were to eat her… Read more »

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Feb 05
{ARC Review} The Asset by Anna Del Mar

{ARC Review} The Asset by Anna Del Mar

The Asset is the first book in the adult thriller romance series, called the Wounded Warrior series by Anna del Mar. This is one of those books that is not my normal read. But there was something about the summary that was mysterious enough for me to really want to give it a try. The whole Lia hiding aspect intrigued me enough that made me want to see what was going to happen. And I am very pleased that I did. This book had so much more action in it than I was expecting. Yes it is a very nice love story as well, but this book would make a kick ass, high budget, let’s blow things up action thriller. Lia is living in a cabin in the middle of no where. Ash shows up to this cabin looking to be her roommate with a dog, and oh yea he is very very hurt and very very defensive about it. It was a very bizarre start to the story. I… Read more »

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Apr 24
{ARC Review} Flirty Dancing by @JennyMcLachlan1 @FeiwelFriends

{ARC Review} Flirty Dancing by @JennyMcLachlan1 @FeiwelFriends

Flirty Dancing is such a fun read. It kind of reminded me of the British Georgia Nickelson series. Laugh out loud antics with a refreshingly levelheaded main character. I don’t know how to best describe Bea. She is her own person, she is nice, has a good little group of friends (most of the time), is quirky funny, has eclectic interests and is such a great big sister. She just seems like a well rounded girl that I would love to be friends with. And she brings Flirty Dancing to life. I loved watching her Jive. The more she jive danced, the happier she got. It was like she just started glowing as the book went on. I know that sounds kind of dramatic and strange, but dancing really brought Bea to life. It was lovely to see. In Flirty Dancing, a show like Britain’s got Talent, was search for high school students all across the country. First up was dancing. And Bea’s school was one of the schools on… Read more »

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Apr 04
{ARC Review} Awakening by Shannon Duffy @EntangledTeen @ShannonDuffyLit

{ARC Review} Awakening by Shannon Duffy @EntangledTeen @ShannonDuffyLit

I loved Awakening. It’s a young adult dystopian. I don’t read too many dystopians anymore, and I am pretty picky when it comes to choosing which ones to read. I heard that Darian was going to be a swoon worthy guy, and I liked the technology aspect of Awakening, so I decided to give it a try. And I am very glad that I did. This was a dystopian that worked really well for me. I loved the romance in it and I thought the world was very well done. The idea of the dreamscape seemed half invasive and scary but a pretty big part of me wanted to try it out, especially since you get to see who your mate was revealed in the dreams. I thought that was a really cool idea, and for the most part people seemed to love it and the relationships seemed genuine and good fits for so much of the society. And then there is the terrorscape, which seemed just as terrifying as… Read more »

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