ARC Review: 9 Letters by Blake Austin

» 25 February, 2016 » B Reviews, Blake Austin, Reviews » 0 comments

ARC Review: 9 Letters by Blake Austin

Title: 9 Letters Author: Blake Austin Buy Links: Amazon Rating: B Synopsis Luke Cawley is a broken man. After his wife’s tragic death, he lost everything that mattered in the world. Now, his life is filled with hard days, harder nights, and a steady stream of alcohol and the wrong kind of women. Nothing helps. Until the letters arrive on Luke’s doorstep. Nine envelopes. Nine messages. Nine chances to find his way back. Rae Goode is looking for the real thing. After fighting her way out of a string of bad relationships, she’s ready for something different–something true. She meets Luke while piecing her life together, and right away she can tell that he’s different. Drawn together by fate and the desire to heal, Rae and Luke discover new ways to mend their broken hearts–one letter at a time.   When the request came through my blog to review 9 Letters, I was immediately intrigued by the its blurb. There’s nothing I’d like more than a broken man trying to move on from a tragic event in his life with the help of a good woman, and on one hand, this book was about that. But on the other hand, it wasn’t. 9 Letters is genre-bending debut novel […]

Review: Jockblocked by Jen Frederick

» 13 February, 2016 » B Reviews, Jen Frederick, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Jockblocked by Jen Frederick

Title: Jockblocked Author: Jen Frederick Series: Gridiron #2 Buy Links: Amazon | iBooks Rating: B ockblocked follows the story of Western linebacker Matty Iverson and college junior Lucy Washington. Lucy has a rule against dating football players. There’s a reason why she doesn’t and since it’s a huge plot point in the book, I won’t get into the details of it. When Matty met Lucy, he was instantly intrigued by her reticence. And despite being rebuffed by Lucy, Matty just couldn’t stay away. I absolutely adored Matty. He’s the quintessential Jen Frederick hero. Sweet, caring, and not an asshole, which is a big plus for me. I love me some alphahole once in a while but nothing beats a hero that is all about the heroine. Despite her penchant for pushing Matty away, I really liked Lucy. She has type 1 diabetes and she has to inject insulin everyday and monitor her insulin levels. For those who are familiar with Type 1 diabetes, you would know how careful you have to be with your food intake, exercise, etc. But this doesn’t stop her. I loved how this aspect was realistically incorporated in the book. It also explains a lot about Lucy’s reticence when it comes to taking risks. […]

REVIEW: The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson

» 6 February, 2016 » B Reviews, Reviews, Sariah Wilson » 0 comments

REVIEW: The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson

Title: The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back Author: Sariah Wilson Publisher: Fire & Ice Books Buy Links: Amazon Rating: B Everyone knows how all those fairy tales go. The princess gets beautiful, nabs her prince, falls instantly in love, lives happily ever after and leaves her evil stepsisters in the dust. But what happens when you’re the ugly stepsister and your obnoxiously perfect—read pretty, smart, and, worst of all, sickeningly nice—stepsister is dating the charming, tall, devastatingly handsome guy you’ve had a thing for since you were nine years old? Quirky, artistic and snarky Mattie Lowe does not lead a charmed life. Her mother is constantly belittling her on Skype. Mercedes, the school mean girl, has made it her personal mission to torment Mattie. But worst of all? Her stepsister Ella is the most beautiful, popular girl in school and is dating Mattie’s secret longtime crush, Jake Kingston. Tired of being left out and done with waiting for her own stupid fairy godmother to show up, Mattie decides to change her life. She’ll start by running for senior class president against wildly popular Jake. Ella can keep her Prince Annoying. Mattie’s going to rule the school. And no one, not even a cute and suddenly flirty Jake, is going […]

Blog Tour: Manaconda by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliot

» 22 January, 2016 » B Reviews, Book Tours, Reviews » 0 comments

Blog Tour: Manaconda by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliot

My name is Hunter Jordan, lead singer of Hammered and no, I didn’t name my cock Manaconda. Rolling Stone did. On the front cover of their damn magazine. I still haven’t lived it down. And now our record label wants to maximize the frenzy. So, I have a brand new PR person–Kennedy McManus. And she’s making me insane. I don’t know whether to ignore her, yell at her, or push her up against the wall and kiss her smart mouth shut.  Buy Links:  Amazon | iBooks Review Despite its inauspicious title, Manaconda proved to be a fun, sexy read. Hunter Jordan is the lead singer for Hammered. Hunter and the band has had success in the past, but one unfortunate cover on Rolling Stone magazine and Hunter suddenly found himself becoming a sensation not because of his music but because of his physical endowments. And I’m not talking about his biceps, ladies. Hence, Manaconda. Tasked by their record company to control the situation in Kennedy McManus. But when Hunter and Kennedy are in the same room together, sparks fly and it complicates things for Kennedy because Hunter is her client and sleeping with clients is a big no for Kennedy. But Hunter is irresistible and Kennedy doesn’t seem […]

ARC Review: Loud is How I Love You by Mercy Brown

» 18 January, 2016 » B Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

ARC Review: Loud is How I Love You by Mercy Brown

Title: Loud Is How I Love You Author: Mercy Brown Series: Hub City #1 Release Date: January 19th Publisher: Intermix Pre-Order Links: Amazon | iBooks Rating: B Synopsis: Twenty-one-year-old front girl Emmylou knows that getting her band noticed in the ‘90s indie rock scene will be no easy task. She definitely knows better than to break the number one rule of the band: Don’t sleep with your bandmates! But after she ends up having the best sex of her life with her guitarist, Travis, she finds following that rule is a lot harder than it sounds. When the band gets the gig of their dreams, making it big seems just within reach. But Emmy’s inability to keep her hands off Travis threatens everything they’ve worked for. Can Emmy find a way to break the rules and not blow the chance of a lifetime? I could count with a single hand the books that I ended up liking despite struggling with the heroine or the hero. Loud is How I Love is among those books. Despite the fact that Emmylou drove me batty sometimes, Mercy Brown managed to capture my attention from page one until the end. It really helped that this book reminded me so much of three […]

ARC Review: Appealed (The Legal Briefs #3)

» 17 January, 2016 » B Reviews, Emma Chase, Reviews » 0 comments

ARC Review: Appealed (The Legal Briefs #3)

Title: Appealed Author: Emma Chase Series: Legal Briefs #3 Release Date: January 19, 2016 Publisher: Gallery Books Pre-Order Links: Amazon | iBooks Rating: B Synopsis: When Brent Mason looks at Kennedy Randolph, he doesn’t see the awkward, sweet girl who grew up next door. He sees a self-assured, stunning woman…who wants to crush the most intimate—and prized—parts of his anatomy beneath the heels of her Louboutins. When Kennedy looks at Brent, all she sees is the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue–worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school in order to join the popular crowd. A crowd that made those years a living hell for her. But she’s not a lovesick social outcast anymore—she’s a Washington, DC, prosecutor with a long winning streak. Brent is the opposing attorney in her next case, and Kennedy thinks it’s time to put him through a little hell of his own. But things aren’t exactly working out the way she planned. Brent has his sights set on Kennedy, and every fiery exchange only makes him want her more—and makes her wonder if he’s as passionate in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. In the end, they may just find themselves in love…or in contempt of court. “The ride is the […]

ARC Review: The Sun and Moon by Leslie McAdam

» 8 December, 2015 » B Reviews, Leslie McAdam, Reviews » 0 comments

ARC Review: The Sun and Moon by Leslie McAdam

Title: The Sun and the Moon Author: Leslie McAdam Release Date: December 15, 2015 Buy Links: Amazon | iBooks Rating: B She follows all the rules. He’s going to teach her how to break them. After a heartbreaking tragedy, successful attorney Amelia Crowley has numbed herself to the pleasures of life, clinging to a specific set of rules, finding strength in order and organization. When she meets easy going surfer Ryan Fielding, that organized life is turned upside down by a sea of washboard abs and sun-kissed hair. Sexy and charismatic, Ryan looks for pleasure however he can find it in an effort to silence his own inner demons. Until Amelia crashed into his life the only thing he chased was the next wave. Refusing to break their connection and determined to break through her carefully crafted walls, Ryan sets out to throw out every rule in her book and show Amelia that pleasure can’t be planned. Can Amelia let Ryan take the lead or will she cling to her rules and wipe out their chance at love? Before I go and share  my feelings for this book, I have to give props and kudos to Leslie McAdam for writing about depression in the most honest and authentic […]