ARC Review: The Player and The Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid

» 23 April, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

ARC Review: The Player and The Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid

I’ll honest and say that I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy this book considering the hero was supposed to be bad in bed. Now call me shallow but I want my heroines to get off, dammit. And a hero who doesn’t know his way around the bedroom is worrisome in romance. Welp. I’m humbly eating my humble pie in silence because that one detail made this book even more interesting and fun. So a quick rundown before I go into my personal thoughts on The Player and the Pixie. Lucy Fitzpatrick, sister to Ronan—the hero in the first book—cannot stand Sean Cassidy, which isn’t really a surprise since Sean has been his brother’s rival and most hated team mate from the start. Sean has a reputation of being a douche, and despite his good looks and money, he’s also bad in bed. It’s something that he knows or at least suspected but never really concerned himself with. But when Sean found out about Lucy Fitzpatrick’s “secret” he found an opportunity to have an arrangement with her. Well, we all know how these arrangements usually go in romance. Sean and Lucy found themselves emotionally entangled but with Ronan being Sean’s rival, coupled with Lucy’s compulsive problems, their […]

ARC Review: Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kylie Scott

» 17 April, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

ARC Review: Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kylie Scott

Vaughan Hewson is picking up the pieces of his stalled music career after his band disbanded. He’s back in his hometown but he has no plans on staying there permanently. But fate threw a wrench on his plans when he discovered Lydia Green in her wedding dress inside his bathroom. Just when Lydia Green thought she’s found the love of her life, she discovered that it was all a farce. What more, she discovered all of this on her wedding day. A time that’s supposed to be the happiest of her life has turned into a humiliating nightmare. I felt for Lydia so much. Her reaction to discovering her fiance’s deception was real and honest, and the way she held herself was admirable considering she practically had no one in that town she could trust. And despite what happened, she still managed to hold on to her humorous side. She was fun but she also had insecurities but they weren’t debilitating insecurities. Her insecurities made her relatable to me because I personally have those insecurities too. I’ve always been curious about Vaughan back story ever since he was introduced in Deep, and man, Kylie Scott didn’t disappoint. She gave us another complex hero to love. Kylie Scott isn’t […]

ARC Review: Suddenly in Love by Julia London

» 10 April, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

ARC Review: Suddenly in Love by Julia London

I’ve enjoyed some of Julia London’s historicals in the past, particularly Devil’s Love. So when I saw that she has a new contemporary romance coming out, I wasted no time in requesting this book from NetGalley. The good news, I liked the book. The rock star in hiding trope is one of my fave rock star trope and Suddenly In Love screams “rock star in hiding” to me. Everett Alden is the lead singer of one of the biggest rock acts in the world, Tuesday’s End. They’re on top of their game. Selling out world arenas for their latest world tour. But Everett Alden is done. He’s tired and is seriously questioning whether or not his heart is still in the music or not. So he walked away after their tour to hide out in his mother’s summer house in East Beach. Mia Lassiter is also done. Done with her dreams of working with one of the most famous artist in the world and her dreams of becoming an artist. She’s forced to go back to the home town that she hated because she had no money and no prospect whatsoever. So went back to work for her aunt who happens to own a decorating or designing business. […]

Review + Author Q&A: Nobody But You (by Jill Shalvis

» 4 April, 2016 » Authors, Book Tours, Reviews » 2 comments

Review + Author Q&A: Nobody But You (by Jill Shalvis

What can I say? Jill Shalvis has a way of taking a simple, straightforward story and turning into an engaging, funny, and sizzling hot book. Nobody But You delivered on its premise, and then some. This book is feel-good romance at its best. Jacob Kincaid is back in Cedar Ridge and ready to finally face the family he abandoned when he signed for the military. But he wants to do it on his own terms. Sophie meanwhile is down on her luck after divorcing her philandering husband. She got her revenge by taking his precious boat from him. Except that Sophie hated being on it. Worst of all, she had to sneak around Cedar Ridge lake just so she can find a place to moor for free. This brought her in contact with Jacob Kincaid who didn’t really appreciate a stranger using his private dock as her personal mooring place. Their first meeting was hilarious. Their second meeting was even more so except that you can actually feel the simmering attraction between them. And Jill Shalvis just has the skill to bring those out in her dialogue. The banter in this book was amazing, and that’s just not limited to the interaction between Jacob and Sophie but to […]

Review: Cuff Me (New York’s Finest #3) by Lauren Layne

» 2 April, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 2 comments

Review: Cuff Me (New York’s Finest #3) by Lauren Layne

My favorite book in the series so far. Lauren Layne delivered another heartwarming tale of love between two partner police officers who found themselves dealing with new or maybe not so new feelings for one another. Three about Vincent Moretti. One, he’s great at his job. Two, he loves his interfering Italian family. And three, he cares about his long time partner Jill Henley. Sure. He’s taciturn and doesn’t suffer for fools but anyone can see that he cares about those closest to him. So when Jill has to leave for three months to take care of a family emergency, Vince found himself feeling things he never felt before. But then Jill came back along with a few changes that totally threw Vince for a loop. I got to admit that for a while there, I was worried that the book might turn to one of my least favorite trope in romance. But once again, Lauren Layne proves that she is adept at walking that fine line between angsty and sweet, and Cuff Me has both of those. I loved the chemistry between Jill and Vince. They caught my attention during Frisk Me and their story did not disappoint. I love the natural progression of their relationship. Plus […]

ARC Review: Elastic Hearts (Hearts #3) by Claire Contreras

» 21 March, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

ARC Review: Elastic Hearts (Hearts #3) by Claire Contreras

“You are every goal I never knew I wanted.” I became a huge fan of Claire Contreras and this series when I read Kaleidoscope Hearts last year. By the time Paper Hearts was released, I may have graduated to stalker status. So when I heard that she’s going to write a book on Victor, I was over the moon. Elastic Hearts is the third installment of the Hearts series, and I have to say that the tone of this book is more lighthearted compared to the angst fest Claire served up in the previous two installments. This tripped me up a bit. While I did enjoy Elastic Hearts, I didn’t fully get invested in Victor and Nicole’s story until the second half. Victor was an up and coming lawyer when he and Nicole met and had a brief fling together. Unfortunately, Nicole also happens to be the boss’ daughter which spelled the end of their “relationship.” Fast forward to years later, Nicole is about to get divorced and Victor is about to be made partner but not before being assigned as Nicole’s divorce attorney. The story gives us a brief glimpse of the past, about why nothing came about the hot fling they had. It also gave readers […]