Saturday, April 29, 2017

Review: Textrovert by Lindsey Summers

Textrovert by Lindsey Summers
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Publication Date May 2, 2017

It’s bad enough when high-school senior Keeley grabs the wrong phone while leaving her small town’s end-of-summer fair. It’s even worse when she discovers that the phone she now has belongs to the obnoxious, self-centered Talon and that he’s just left for football camp … with her phone. Reluctantly, the two agree to forward messages for a week. And as Keeley gets to know Talon, she starts to like him. Keeley learns there’s more to Talon than the egocentric jock most people see. There’s more to Keeley, too. Texting Talon, she can step out of the shadow of her popular twin brother. Texting Talon, she can be the person she’s always wanted to be. 
Sparks fly when the two finally meet to exchange their phones. But while Keeley has been playing a part online, Talon has been keeping a secret. He has a different connection to Keeley — one that has nothing to do with phones, and one that will make their new relationship all but impossible. Knowing what she now knows, can Keeley trust him? And can love in the present erase mistakes of the past?

Review: This was a cute super quick read. I loved Keeley and Talon's chemistry throughout. I also love that it explored the notion that what we show others of ourselves isn't who we are, we are split in two between who we are expected to be and who we want to be. I felt bad for Zach and maybe he can get his own story, with or without Claire. And Nicky too, maybe with Zach? Just thinking! Looking for to more by Lindsey.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review: Payback by Christina Phillips

Payback by Christina Phillips
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Publication Date May 1, 2017


I don't fuck girls who work for me, but as soon as Amelia turns those big green eyes on me I know she's trouble. I can't keep my hands off her, and the almost-but-not-quite-sex we share in the kitchen is the hottest thing I've ever had. Except she calls it quits, before we've even started.

Instead of moving on, she’s all I can think about and that's bad news. I'm breaking all my rules for her, and don't even care.

Until I find out who she is and what she really wants. She's after payback, but there's no way she's going to get it. No way in hell...

Review: Absolutely loved this book! I wish I had found this series at the start, now to go back and read what I missed and keep up with what's coming. Sexy, badass bikers are one of my weaknesses. I received an ARC for my honest review.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Review: The Chosen by J.R. Ward

The Chosen by J.R. Ward
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A scorching forbidden love threatens to tear a rift through the Black Dagger Brotherhood in J. R. Ward’s newest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier’s fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla.

Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor’s life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear—even her role of mother to her precious young. Torn between love and loyalty, she must summon the courage to stand up against the only family she has for the only man she will ever love. Yet even if Xcor is somehow granted a reprieve, he and Layla would have to confront a graver challenge: bridging the chasm that divides their worlds without paving the way for a future of even greater war, desolation, and death.

As a dangerous old enemy returns to Caldwell, and the identity of a new deity is revealed, nothing is certain or safe in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, not even true love . . . or destinies that have long seemed set in stone.

Review: "Oversexed Lassiter" this was so good, and now I have so many what's going to happens bouncing around and can not wait until the next book! Still one of my favorite series, gets better and better, plus the Brothers and Bastards together, this should be interesting. Love this series! Keep 'em coming Warden!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Review: Back Piece by L.A. Witt

Back Piece by L.A. Witt
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Publication Date April 25, 2017

Colin Spencer is a tattoo artist with a past he’d prefer to keep a secret. Actually, he has a few secrets that he’d rather people didn’t know about, which is why Colin doesn’t do commitment. But when a shy sailor approaches him at the gym, Colin finds this guy pushing all his buttons. 
Growing up in a conservative family, then escaping with the Navy, Daniel Moore is an unsure virgin who feels like he can’t share his true self with anyone. Seeing Colin—and his tattoos—at the gym are the sign Daniel needs to finally get those tattoos he’s always wanted, and maybe try his hand at flirting. 
As Colin and Daniel spend more time together, their awkward hesitations turn into a deep passion neither expected. But with both men harboring secrets, will their relationship be able to survive their insecurities and become something beautiful? 

Back Piece is a sexy, emotional journey of two people learning to love and finding acceptance for who they really are. 

Review: Loved this! Colin was adorable and fucked up, which just made me love him more. Daniel was just so innocent and sweet. This had everything I love about a book: hot men, romance, tattoos, and even the mention of mythology. I wish I could see Daniel's finished back piece for real.

Blog Tour!

I am so excited to be part of the review blog tour for Pintip Dunn's Girl on the Verge. Look for my review here on May 29th. Thanks to the author and Giselle at Xpresso Book Tours for this opportunity.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Review: 180 Seconds by Jessica Park

180 Seconds by Jessica Park
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Publication Date: April 25, 2017

Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…

After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.

One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.

When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thing—and if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.

Review: I am a train wreck of emotions right now. I planned to read this over a few days but I couldn't put it down. So so good, a rollercoaster of every conceivable human emotion and so real. I totally related to Allison and the way she felt. And Ebsen, well I wish us all to find an Ebsen of our own. I received an Advance Reader Copy for my opinion and review.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Review: Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday

Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday
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A new person will enter your life in the early year, Leo. Look past any moments of frustration they might bring and laugh—this could be the start of a thriving friendship.

Theo Wallace usually laughs at the horoscopes his mom sends. Still hung up on his ex-girlfriend and practically friendless, this one begs him to reconsider. Because a friendship that stuck, that thrived…

Well, that would be a reason to leave past pains behind and look to the Bright Future.

When his sister Leone challenges him to find her the perfect date for a spring wedding, Theo uses it as a chance to make new friends. Theo’s ex economics tutor and newest roommate Mr Jamie Cooper seems to be a possible and convenient match. Real convenient. Like written in the stars, convenient.

All he has to do is make sure this Jamie is good enough. Could really be the one for her, and the friend for him.

But watch out, Leo, the stars have a surprise in store…

Review: OMG! I loved this book! Theo and Jamie are adorable. Can't wait to read the next in this series!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Review: Descendants by Rae Else

Descendants by Rae Else
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Publication Date April 12, 2017

There are lots of stories about the children of gods. But what about those cursed by the gods, and their descendants...

El, a seventeen-year-old has inherited an ancient and deadly power. She loses control of it, causing a horrific accident, and becomes the prey of a secret organisation, known as the Order.

Forced from her family and home, she hides in plain sight amidst the crowds of London, and is thrust into a world she never knew existed; one full of arete: beings with extraordinary powers like hers.

Arete are beings that can trace their lineage and powers from ancient Greece. They do not claim their inheritance comes from the gods, rather legend says they are descended from cursed beings, such as Medusa.

At the heart of their world is the kerykeion, the symbol that protects them from the humans and the humans from them. El is trapped between two factions, one that has built an empire around the kerykeion and another that is determined to bring it down.

As she is drawn deeper into the conflict, the only way to find the truth is to take matters into her own hands, and the line between friend and foe becomes dangerously blurred.

Descendants is the first book in the Young Adult, Urban Fantasy trilogy: The Arete Series.

Review: I liked the overall storyline and am interested in what happens next, however the book started kind of abruptly. I felt that I was playing catch up trying to figure out what was going on. Maybe if there had been a better introduction into what the arete were I wouldn't have been so lost. Once I was able to understand the world of the arete, about halfway through, then I really enjoyed the rest of the book. Interesting concept and look forward to seeing how things progress in book two.