Review: On Broken Wings (Wild Aces #3) by Chanel Cleeton

» 2 January, 2017 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: On Broken Wings (Wild Aces #3) by Chanel Cleeton

In all honesty, I was a bit worried about the theme of this book going in. While I do like the dead ex trope, most of the books I’ve read and enjoyed, it was the hero who needed to get over the loss of a wife or a girlfriend or fiancée and not the other way around. I always find it harder to read when the heroine is the one who lost the love of her life because I feel like women feel more deeply and takes a lot more time to get over a relationship especially when that relationship was a loving one. I know it’s prejudiced to think this way but I cannot help it. Hence, my worry that I won’t be able to enjoy it as much. I was wrong. I repeat. I WAS WRONG! This book slayed me. Chanel Cleeton found a way to make this story shine. And there are a couple of things (really smart decisions on her part) the author did that really made this book work for me. One, she made this book messy. Yup. You heard me right. This book didn’t shy away from all the messy emotions involved in trying to get over someone you love. You feel […]

Review: Everything For Her by Alexa Riley

» 31 December, 2016 » Authors, Renee Carlino, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Everything For Her by Alexa Riley

Alexa Riley has been one of my go-to authors whenever I want a quick, sexy, super steamy read. Everything for Her is their first full length novel, and this book had everything long time fans could want in an Alexa Riley book. Possessive hero? Check! Sweet, virginal heroine? Check! Insta love? Check! Super steamy sexy scenes? Double check! That said, I wish I enjoyed the story a lot more. But I found myself a bit concerned by the hero’s stalkerish and possessive nature. There are times when I find myself enjoying a possessive hero. Unfortunately, Oz was just too much. I felt like he crossed the line by taking away a lot of her choices. I mean, sure. He provided her with everything she needs (without her knowing it was him) but a cage is still cage regardless of whether it’s made of gold or wrought iron. There are certain things that the hero did which made me uncomfortable. I get the fantasy of having someone there to give you everything you could dream of. It’s nice fantasy. I wish I just couldn’t turn off this other scenario in my head where instead of a billionaire, the hero is just a regular guy who still lives in his […]

Release Blitz {Spotlight+Review}: Completely Yours by Erin Nicholas

» 23 December, 2016 » Authors, Book Tours, Reviews » 0 comments

Release Blitz {Spotlight+Review}: Completely Yours by Erin Nicholas

Review   In this delightfully sweet novel, Erin Nicholas explores the age-old question: Can two people who have two completely different interests really make a relationship work? Kiera Connolly is graphic designer who lives a socially quiet life but has a thriving online gaming persona. Zach Ashley is her opposite. Outgoing and popular, Zach is an EMT with a bit of a hero complex. Okay. Not a bit, but a huge hero complex. He’s a fixer. A rescuer. The attraction was instant the moment Zach rescued Kiera from a disastrous event. But Kiera knows well enough that Zach isn’t the kind of guy who would appreciate her quirks or geekiness. And she won’t change even for someone who’s as attractive and sweet as Zach. She’s been there and done that. But as they continue to spend their time together, Zach and Kiera discovers that opposites truly do attract. If only they could find a way to let go of their preconceived ideas about each other. I enjoyed this book from page one until the very end. It started off slow but it builds slowly until I was immersed and invested in the characters. I loved how the author focused on the character’s motivation instead of just throwing one […]

REVIEW: Someone Like You (Oxford #3) by Lauren Layne

» 13 December, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

REVIEW: Someone Like You (Oxford #3) by Lauren Layne

I admit I was a bit worried starting this book. For one, the synopsis for this book changed, and so did the name of the heroine. Not a good sign. Second, I loved Lincoln the moment he was introduced in the Sex, Love & Stiletto series. I have been waiting for his book forever. And you know, expectations has the tendency to mess with your reading mojo. BUT Lauren Layne did Lincoln Mathis’ story justice. Yup. Even the heroine change made sense. Daisy and Lincoln together made sense. Someone Like You packs quite an emotional punch. Something that I’ve never quite experience from Lauren Layne before. On the outside, Lincoln and Daisy couldn’t be more different from each other. Daisy is the epitome of a Southern good girl charm until her marriage fell apart. Lincoln is the picture of a man on the prowl. He’s fun, laid back and has women falling all over themselves to get close to him. But unbeknownst to many and even to his closest friends, Lincoln is hiding a very important part of his life. What I like about this story is how the romance between Lincoln and Daisy built from being acquaintances to friends and then to lovers. The obstacles, the insecurities, […]

Review: Downed (Gridiron #3) by Jen Frederick

» 3 December, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Downed (Gridiron #3) by Jen Frederick

At the end of Jockblocked, I hated J.R. “Ace Anderson” for what he did to Matty and Lucy. Despite that, I was still interested in reading his story. I was curios as to how Jen Frederick is going to redeem his character. At the end of Jockblocked, we learned that Ace is out of Western and transferring to Southern U. It’s a chance for Ace to start over and prove his naysayers wrong or prove them right. Bryant Johnson is Southern U’s best kept. Liked by everybody, she’s the Renegades’ unofficial PR person/muse/sister/mother…you get the picture. She’s also known as the jerk whisperer, and her next project is none other than the Renegades new quarterback, Ace Anderson. I wasn’t quite sure at first about Bryant. She seems too good to be true. But then I realize she’s as every bit as stubborn as Ace, if not more, and is not above manipulating the situation to get what she wants. I found the combination fascinating. Don’t get me wrong. Bryant is genuinely nice but beneath all that Southern bred charming is shrewd, shrewd mind. Ace has no idea what hit him. I loved the chemistry between Ace and Bryant. Ace can be grumpy and taciturn but Bryant’s sweetness just […]

Release Blitz {Review}: After We Fall by Melanie Harlow

» 29 November, 2016 » Authors, Book Tours, Reviews » 2 comments

Release Blitz {Review}: After We Fall by Melanie Harlow

This has got to be my favorite Melanie Harlow book to date! After We Fall is an emotionally charged, heart-stopping romance between a broken man who feels his chance at love has passed and a woman determined to prove him wrong. After a humiliating experience with her ex at a charity event, Margot is need of a break. An out-of-town client of their PR firm provided Margot a chance to get away for awhile. The job was simple: help a family owned farm get their branding and web presence off the ground and help boost their profit. But things start to get complicated fast when Margot meets one of the owners, Jack Valintini. Jack is the grumpy, hot-as-hell brother who is convinced that this new endeavor is a waste of time and money. He’s not that all impressed with Margot either even though he finds himself thinking more and more about her. The banter between Jack and Margot is tinged with sexual tension from the get go, and when they eventually got together, it was sooo hot and so rewarding to read. I loved it. Loved the chemistry between them. I also adored Melanie Harlow’s cheeky humor shining through the pages with this book. I found myself snort-laughing […]

Review: Beauty and the Billionaire: The Wedding by Jessica Clare

» 24 November, 2016 » Authors, Renee Carlino, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Beauty and the Billionaire: The Wedding by Jessica Clare

Beauty and the Billionaire: The Wedding might be short on page count but it’s not short on the squishy, gooey, feels. After months of preparation, including a postponement, hookups and unexpected pregnancies, Gretchen and Hunter are finally, FINALLY tying the knot. But alas, everything seems to be falling apart on Gretchen: part of the mansion, where the wedding is supposed to be held, is flooded in, she fired another baker, and Hunter is keeping something from her. On top of that, her recovering drug addict sister Daphne wants to reconnect with her. I adored every second of this book. It’s a novella but doesn’t read like one. Aside from Gretchen and Hunter’s wedding story, there’s also a sweet, redemptive story about Daphne. Remember her? Fans of the series sort of have a hate-hate relationship with her and I was curious whether or not Jessica Clare would give her a book even if it’s not with one of the billionaires. Well, she did. And it was quite lovely. Okay. A lot lovely. It actually made me cry, simply because her HEA was so hard fought, I feel like. I don’t want to say anything more except that if you’ve read One Night with a Billionaire, you’ll know who her […]