Tag: arc

Dec 28
{ARC Review+Interview+Giveaway} With Every Breath by @LiaRileyWrites @ForeverRomance

{ARC Review+Interview+Giveaway} With Every Breath by @LiaRileyWrites @ForeverRomance

With Every Breath is first book in the new adult series, called the Wanderlust series. It takes place at the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile. I love to hike, so a hiking romance novel is right up my alley. With Every Breath is the story of Auden and Rhys. I absolutely loved the romance and the setting of this story. I could not put this book down. In fact, it was one of my favorite reads of the year. Auden and Rhys each have different reasons for their hike in Patagonia. Auden just landed a writing internship with an outdoors magazine and she wants to interview hikers to upgrade her internship to a paying job. Rhys has a big secret that has been haunting him. More and more of his story unfolds as With Every Breath unfolds and his story really gripped my heart. I felt for him so much, because his past was consuming him. Auden sees him and sees what his past is doing to who… Read more »

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Jun 23
{ARC Review} Local Girls by @CarolineZancan @riverheadbooks

{ARC Review} Local Girls by @CarolineZancan @riverheadbooks

Local Girls is a standalone adult fiction novel that I think has great crossover appeal to the new adult age group. Local Girls is told mostly in the past tense and centers around a group of 3, used-to-be 4, friends. They live outside of Orlando, which was fun for me as I am getting to be pretty familiar with the area. They are 19 for most of the events in the story, but the narrative voice is older, looking back on that summer. Because of this age gap between the characters and their older selves, I think Local Girls had a really unique perspective- one that readers in their late teens, twenties and beyond will all appreciate. Caroline Zancan was very methodical in her writing. It was descriptive and precise. It read almost like a memoir to me. Within the first few pages, you could actually feel the all encompassing heat that is Florida in the Summer. (then again, maybe that is because I am currently living that very heat… Read more »

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Jan 20
{ARC Review} The Rules According to Gracie by @Stefanie_London @LovestruckEP @entangledpub

{ARC Review} The Rules According to Gracie by @Stefanie_London @LovestruckEP @entangledpub

The Rules According to Gracie is a quick feel good adult contemporary romance book. Just like all the books in Entangled’s lovestruck line, these stories are satisfying “feel good” reads. I normally like to turn to a book like this right after I read a darker or heavier story. It just helps to balance me out and put a smile back on my face. Or heck, sometimes I will grab one of these after a long work day. When you work 12 or 13 hours, sometimes you just want a book that you can knock out in under 2 hours and you know you will get your HEA at the end and everyone will walk away happy. The Rules According to Gracie is just that- a cute read that will get you smiling. Gracie is a successful and independent young woman. She is on track in her professional life, but her dating life if kind of a mess. On the surface she seems to be very in control and type-A… Read more »

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Oct 12
{Review} Wednesday by Clare James @clarejamesbooks

{Review} Wednesday by Clare James @clarejamesbooks

Wednesday is a quick and steamy second chance love story. It’s really more of a second attempt at a first chance, because Aria and Tristan didn’t really get much of a first chance. They were friends all throughout high school and each one had a crush on the other (without the other knowing) and just when it looked like they were about to get together, Aria has a secret pregnancy with the star football player and she gets married and runs out of town without so much as an explanation to Tristan. Flash forward four years, and Aria is back in town freshly divorced and her and Tristan’s story begins. I enjoyed Wednesday. I don’t think it is part of a series, and it was a very quick read. I found myself liking the fast paced, but at times I wanted the story to be a bit more fleshed out and longer so that I could keep reading it. I liked the back stories on what brought both Aria and… Read more »

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Sep 24
{ARC Review} Again by @LisaBurstein

{ARC Review} Again by @LisaBurstein

The premise of Again sounded different and intrigued me and I have had such good luck with Lisa’s books in the past, especially her new adult books. So I knew I couldn’t pass up on Again. And I am so glad that I did. Even though the premise was unlike most new adult books that I have read, the plot tended to be a little bit predictable but it worked really well for this story. I enjoyed getting wrapped up in the story of Kate and Carter. And I also really liked that this was a complete standalone story. Not a standalone as a part of a series, but a true standalone. Everything was neatly wrapped up in the end, and while I would love to play in the world of these two some more, there is something satisfying about everything being so nicely wrapped up. (I don’t even know if that made any sense. Summary- Sometimes I just like a standalone.) Kate and Carter have each made some pretty… Read more »

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Jul 05
{ARC Review} The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson @marypearson @MacKidsBooks @HenryHolt

{ARC Review} The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson @marypearson @MacKidsBooks @HenryHolt

The Kiss of Deception is high fantasy at its’ finest! Oh, how I loved it so. This book is almost 500 pages and I could not put it down. I finished it in one night. It was that good. I was that person that brought my book everywhere with me. I read at the gym, I read while people were talking around me, I became a hermit just so I could keep reading. You get the picture. Mary E. Pearson did a fantastic job. I loved how she set up the chapters. This is what we know when we start the story. A princess runs away right before her arranged marriage. There is an assassin sent out to kill her, and the prince sets off to find her as well. The chapters are are told from different points of view titled Lia (the princess), the assassin and the prince. When Princess Lia gets to a town far enough away she acts as a barmaid, when two different guys come into… Read more »

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Jun 03
{Excerpt+Giveaway} My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter

{Excerpt+Giveaway} My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter

  Dad pulls up to the curb outside the international terminal. When he looks at me, his eyes aren’t so wild anymore. They almost look sad. “You ready?” “what’s going on, Dad?” I ask. It hits me that he somehow snuck me out of the house and now he’s ready to push me onto an airplane to some distant island, but he still hasn’t said anything real. He shrugs. “Mom’s not always right,” he says. But she is. His eyes fall to his lap. “Neither am I,” he says. “Call your mother. Say good-bye.” My hands shake as I finally turn on my phone. She answers before the first ring. “Don’t get on that airplane, Colette,” she says, “Know that I don’t approve of this.” “You know?” I ask. “Your father left a note. Colette…” She trials off. “You heard me tell you not to go, right?” “Yes,” I say. “Well if you go anyway, be safe. Protect your body and your soul. I changed your phone plan so you… Read more »

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Mar 16
{ARC Review} If Only by A.J. Pine

{ARC Review} If Only by A.J. Pine

If Only by A.J. Pine ebook, 342 pages Expected publication: March 24th 2014 by Entangled Publishing Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Source: eARC from Publisher Summary: Sometimes it takes crossing an ocean to figure out where you belong. It’s been two years since twenty-year-old Jordan had a boyfriend—which means it’s been forever since she, well, you know. But now she’s off to spend her junior year in Aberdeen, Scotland, the perfect place to stop waiting for Mr. Right and just enjoy Mr. Right Now. Sexy, sweet (and possible player) Griffin may be her perfect, no-strings-attached match. He’s fun, gorgeous, and makes her laugh. So why can’t she stop thinking about Noah who, minutes after being trapped together outside the train’s loo, kisses Jordan like she’s never been kissed before? Never mind his impossible blue eyes, his weathered, annotated copy of The Great Gatsby (total English-major porn)…oh, and his girlfriend. Jordan knows everything this year has an expiration date. Aberdeen is supposed to be about fun rather than waiting for life… Read more »

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Feb 14
{ARC Review} The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow

{ARC Review} The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow

The Secret Diamond Sister by Michelle Madow Genre:Young Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback, 382 pages Expected publication: February 25th 2014 by Harlequin Teen Series: The Diamond Sisters #1 Source: ARC from Author Savannah. Courtney. Peyton. The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip’s most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past. Wow! This book was so much fun. It made me feel like I was living it up on the Las Vegas Strip right along side with Peyton, Savannah, and Courtney. The three Diamond sisters are each… Read more »

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Feb 06
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Run To You: Parts 1-3 by @clarakensie

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Run To You: Parts 1-3 by @clarakensie

Welcome to my stop on the Run To You Series blog tour CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL TOUR SCHEDULE Run to You by Clara Kensie Expected Publication: January 15th 2014 by Harlequin Teen (for part 3. Parts 1 &2 released Feb 1, & Feb 8) Age Group: Young Adult Source: eARC from Publisher (Via NetGalley) Part One in the riveting romantic thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger… Sarah Spencer has a secret: her real name is Tessa Carson, and to stay alive, she can tell no one the truth about her psychically gifted family and the danger they are running from. As the new girl in the latest of countless schools, she also runs from her attraction to Tristan Walker—after all, she can’t even tell him her real name. But Tristan won’t be put off by a few secrets. Not even dangerous ones that might rip Tessa from his arms before they even kiss…… Read more »

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