Posts Categorized: 4 out of 5

Oct 14
Blog Tour: Review-Anna Bloom’s The Art of Letting Go + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Anna Bloom’s The Art of Letting Go + Giveaway

A lot can happen in the course of a year and Anna Bloom’s The Art of Letting Go shows us exactly what happens when a twenty-five year old decides to enroll at university for the first time and gives up the life she’s settled for. Narration is first person and Lilah is an engaging narrator. You’ll easily fall in love with her and want to be her friend. The Art of Letting Go is written in a form of a diary, but doesn’t read like one. Bloom has a talent for combining humor and sarcasm throughout the narrative. The Art of Letting Go is everything I’ve been wanting in a New Adult novel. Often times, New Adult authors get lost in the amount of required bedroom action and forget that… Read more »

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Oct 09
Book Review: Larissa Reinhart’s Hijack in Abstract

Book Review: Larissa Reinhart’s Hijack in Abstract

Larissa Reinhart’s Hijack in Abstract is the third book in her Cherry Tucker series. If you haven’t read the first two books in the series, it is possible to delve right in; however, Reinhart addresses a few situations that occurred in previous books. If you don’t mind a few spoilers and backtracking, then proceed. Reinhart does a great job explaining relationships and situations without overwhelming new and established readers. When Cherry Tucker draws a composite sketch of a hijacker, she has no idea the secrets she’s about to uncover. She wants to assist in the investigation, but her involvement is put on hold when a local nemesis goes out of her way to besmirch Cherry’s reputation by labeling her art as perversion. Seeking assistance from a local Russian art collector,… Read more »

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Oct 01
Blog Tour: Review-Megan Frampton’s What Not To Bare + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Megan Frampton’s What Not To Bare + Giveaway

My hands have been itching to pick up a Megan Frampton book since I first saw the cover for Hero of My Heart. When the opportunity came to participate in the blog tour for What Not To Bare, I couldn’t pass up the chance. Lady Charlotte Jepstow likes color and more importantly to dress as if she’s had an accident with a painter’s palette. Despite being an heiress she has yet to capture anyone’s interest and reluctantly enters her third season. Her mother is desperate to see her wed and goes as far as to arrange a marriage with a widower who needs a mother for his children. What her mother didn’t anticipate was the arrival of Lord David Marchston. The moment David enters the ballroom, she’s happy to introduce… Read more »

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Sep 30
Book Review: Jessica Lemmon’s Hard to Handle

Book Review: Jessica Lemmon’s Hard to Handle

Jessica Lemmon’s Hard to Handle is the second book in her Love in the Balance series. If you read Can’t Let Go, the companion novella (that’s how I refer it) to Tempting the Billionaire, then you know what happens between Sadie and Aiden. If you haven’t read it or Tempting, never fear-Lemmon provides enough background information and you won’t feel lost. It’s not necessary to read these prior to Hard to Handle, but you’ll have a better understanding of the events and situations if you do. Hard to Handle picks up a year after Tempting the Billionaire ends. Crickitt and Shane are now married and Aiden is back in town for the wedding. At first, both Aiden and Sadie put on fake smiles for the sake of their friends wedding,… Read more »

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Sep 26
Book Review: Daniel Kalla’s Rising Sun, Falling Shadow

Book Review: Daniel Kalla’s Rising Sun, Falling Shadow

Daniel Kalla’s Rising Sun, Falling Shadow is the highly anticipated sequel to The Far Side of the Sky. If you’re worried about spoilers, you won’t find any major ones preventing you from enjoying Rising Sun. Kalla provides enough back-story and allows a reader to delve right in without being lost. The year is 1943 and bowing to Nazi pressure, the Japanese force thousands of Jewish refugees in Shanghai to relocate. Newlyweds Franz and Sunny Adler endure the move to the ghetto and continue to operate the only hospital for Jewish refugees amid difficult conditions. While Franz is willing to make the best of the situation, Sunny wants revenge for the death of her father. She joins a resistance group, believing in their cause while Franz’s daughter, Hannah is lured into… Read more »

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Sep 21
Blog Tour: Review-Christina Lee’s All of You + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Christina Lee’s All of You + Giveaway

When I first heard of Christina Lee’s All of You, I wasn’t sure what to think. Even after I read the synopsis, I wasn’t feeling the love or the urge to really read it. Virgin heroes in the past haven’t wowed me. Lee’s All of You came highly recommended by a friend and I decided to give it a try. If Avery Michaels had a personal motto, it would probably be: love ‘em and leave ‘em. Growing up with a mother who didn’t have the best relationships with men, Avery quickly learns to avoid the trouble relationships entail. Instead, she’s satisfied with having a friend with benefits and the occasional one night stand. The night she first spots Bennett, he’s all she wants, but he ignores her. She puts the… Read more »

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Sep 11
Book Review: Kat Bastion’s Forged in Dreams and Magick

Book Review: Kat Bastion’s Forged in Dreams and Magick

Isobel MacInnes travels to Scotland to visit her ill grandfather, but realizes he’s on his deathbed. Shortly afterwards, she decides to explore the area and begins to experience car trouble. Frustrated she gets out of the vehicle, begins to walk and is lost in her thoughts. She trips and finds herself in a creek where she stumbles upon a strange looking box and as an archeology student she’s intrigued. Taking the box back to the US, she hopes her mentor can help her find its origin and what it means. What she doesn’t count on is a visit from her friend who happens to be movie star hunk Iain Brodie. Iain can have any woman he wants and the moment he steps into her office he’s instantly attracted to her…. Read more »

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Sep 09
Blog Tour: Review-Angela Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Angela Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet + Giveaway

I’ll go ahead and admit it: I wanted to be part of the blog tour based on the cover alone! It’s gorgeous, but when I actually read the synopsis, I was intrigued and Angela Carlie doesn’t disappoint! Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet is a story within a story and by that I mean, we get Jenny’s story and a glimpse into the book she’s writing. Jenny is an author and dreams of publishing her book and it becoming a bestseller in order for her husband, Jason, to quit his job and spend more time with her and the girls. I really enjoyed Carlie’s writing and she knows how to throw a curve ball I didn’t see coming. The alternate text from the story Jenny was writing was engaging and at times,… Read more »

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Sep 03
Book Review: T.A. Anderson’s Cutting Deep

Book Review: T.A. Anderson’s Cutting Deep

Ande’s dream has always been to attend Riverview’s prestigious culinary school. When she finally is accepted, she’s ready to put her life back on track, but doesn’t count on meeting one very sexy chef, Daniel. Daniel is an instructor and while she tries her hardest to keep away from him, their attraction is mutual and both purse a relationship. Soon Ande’s life as a student becomes complicated and if that wasn’t enough, her ex-husband is back in the picture. Not everything is at it seems and the more Ande gets to know Daniel, the more of a mystery he becomes. Will Ande be forced to choose between her dream and love? T.A. Anderson’s Cutting Deep is such a fun, fast paced read! It has humor, suspense, and of course romance!… Read more »

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Sep 02
Book Review: Jennifer Lane’s With Good Behavior

Book Review: Jennifer Lane’s With Good Behavior

Grant Madsen and Sophie Taylor have been burned by the same people and they don’t even know it! Both have been recently released from prison and are prepared to put their stint in the system behind; however, the past has a way of catching up. When Sophie meets Grant outside their parole officer’s door both are attracted to each other. Everyone around them tries to separate them, but together they find their footing and help each other. Just when things couldn’t go wrong Grant receives an unexpected visit and Sophie finally realizes he’s related to the man who put her in prison. Jennifer Lane has crafted an intricate story that leaves you breathless. First of all, I’m not a big fan of reading about the Mafia because I feel it… Read more »

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Aug 27
Book Review: Darynda Jones’ First Grave on the Right

Book Review: Darynda Jones’ First Grave on the Right

I feel that I owe you a reason as to why I decided to read Darynda Jones’ First Grave on the Right. I attended a local book festival and she was on a panel. She was so much fun and I felt bad I hadn’t read her books and afterwards when I went to have a few books signed for a blog giveaway we talked. I had her sign First Grave and promised I’d read it and did. Initially I wasn’t going to write a review because the book has been out for a while, but Octavia from Read Sleep Repeat wanted a review and here goes. Charley Davidson has a secret and one that’s helped solve some of Albuquerque’s most difficult cases. She’s a grim reaper and as one… Read more »

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Aug 24
Book Review: Alice Bello’s Hope Entangles

Book Review: Alice Bello’s Hope Entangles

Hope Entangles picks where Hope Breaks left off. Those of us hoping for a Jake and Hope reconciliation, well…we have to wait some more. Hope Entangles isn’t about them getting back together, but rather what Hope does get over what she did to Jake. Now if you haven’t read Hope Breaks stop reading this review NOW, read it then proceed. Like Hope Breaks, Hope Entangles is told via Hope’s point of view, but we also get Jake’s. I always enjoy getting to see Hope’s world, but the real treat was getting to know Jake! Bello left some unanswered questions in the first novella especially with regards to how Jake knew Hope in high school. That question is answered and I’m glad she gave us his perspective alongside Hope’s. Also, I… Read more »

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