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 […]

Review: How to Catch an Heiress by Natalie Rios

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

Review: How to Catch an Heiress by Natalie Rios

DNF @25%. I tried. I really, really tried. But at some point, you just have to put on your big girl panties and admit that the story isn’t working for you despite the awkwardness that goes along with it, considering I got this ARC from the lovely author herself. I was intrigued by the blurb. In my years of reading romances, I can only count with one hand the books I’ve read where the hero is destitute and in need of the heroine’s money. And they’re usually historical romances. I don’t mind them when they’re executed well. It also takes a certain kind of hero to pull it off. Unfortunately, I couldn’t even muster an ounce of sympathy for, Anthony, the supposed hero in this book. I just didn’t like him. I can usually find something to like about my heroes but this one…I just can’t find any redeeming qualities. He’s not the typical alphahole, which was a plus. But he also has no pride nor spine. I just…I have no words how much I dislike this character. None. And while I did like the heroine but it wasn’t enough for me to continue. Now this is just my opinion. I’ve seen plenty of reviewers who liked/loved this […]

ARC Review: Broken Prince (The Royals #2) by Erin Watt

» 25 July, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

ARC Review: Broken Prince (The Royals #2) by Erin Watt

Paper Princess was so phenomenally great in that addictive, can’t-put-this-book-down way that I was afraid that Broken Prince wouldn’t be able to live up to the hype and greatness of its predecessor. So wrong. In many ways, Broken Prince was better than Paper Princess. For one, it was told in dual POV. Yes! We get Reed’s POV in this latest installment, and oh boy, getting inside that boy’s head was deliciously insightful. I’m so happy Erin Watt gave us Reed in all his broken glory. I mean, this was titled Broken Prince after all, right? Reed’s POV gave us a much needed explanation of the event that happened in book one. Most of all, Reed’s POV yielded so many scandalous secrets that the Royals were hiding. Which brings me to my next point. Holy freaking plot twist, Batman! This book had a lot of big twists which got me like… I know, I know. This review is very unhelpful but trust me, Erin Watt delivered big time. They managed to surprise the heck out of me. Again. And if you loved the craziness, the addictive quality that was ever present in the Paper Princess, you will love this book. Aside from the Royal boys and the rest of […]

Review: Learning to Fall (Spotlight New Adult #3) by Mina Esguerra

» 12 July, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Learning to Fall  (Spotlight New Adult #3) by Mina Esguerra

I was looking for my October Challenge, and he was right there, stripping in front of me. And with that line right there, I was hooked. Learning to Fall has one of the most adorable meet-cute moments I’ve read in recent memory. Steph is a book blogger (yes, you read that right) participating in monthly book challenge called Live Like Fiction. One challenge in particular sets up this adorable meet-cute perfectly. The challenge is to go out with a stereotypical romance novel hero who isn’t your type. Enter Grayson Price. Grayson is the co-captain of the Addison Hill rugby team. Built and gorgeous but totally not Steph’s type, which makes him the perfect candidate for the challenge. And just like the fictional characters that Steph is so familiar with, life started to get a lot more complicated. It’s been days since I’ve finished this book but I can tell you with certainty that, yes, this book made me swoon all over the place because Grayson Price, despite not Steph’s type, is certainly my type of hero. He’s sweet, loyal, gorgeous, and built like the rugby god that he is. ^^ Kinda of like that, yeah? But gorgeous rugby, eye-candy aside, what made me enjoy this book more was […]

ARC Review: Stay Until We Break (Hub City #2) by Mercy Brown

» 18 June, 2016 » Authors, Renee Carlino, Reviews » 0 comments

ARC Review: Stay Until We Break (Hub City #2) by Mercy Brown

“The only problem with having Cole McCormack as your chronic masturbation fantasy is that he’s everybody’s chronic masturbation fantasy—and he knows it.” I have been waiting for Cole and Sonia’s story ever since I’ve read Loud is How I Love You a few months ago. I knew their story was going to be good and hot. I expected it just based on the chemistry they had going on. What I did not expect was the gut wrenching, emotional punch it brought. It slayed me. I did not expect that. Stay Until We Break starts off with a bang. Stars on the Floor are on the road, hoping to catch a big break and get signed by a label, make their dreams come true. For Cole and Sonia, it’s a chance to explore the attraction they’ve had for one another. But Sonia isn’t quite sure about Cole because one, he’s a rock star with a reputation. Two, she’s not at all the confident girl she wanted to be, or the kind of girl that a guy like Cole would notice. For Cole, it’s much more complicated than that. He’s torn between pursuing his dream and his passion and his responsibilities. My heart just broke for him. I though he […]

Review: The Way With You by Anne Mercier

» 11 June, 2016 » Reviews » 0 comments

Review: The Way With You by Anne Mercier

Not all plot twists are created equal. Some plot twists are just dumb plot contrivances disguising as plot twists. **SPOILERS AHEAD** If you’ve read the first book, then you’d know about Cameron and Olivia. Cameron isn’t a perfect hero. He’s the typical NA hero but he was written in a such a way that you believe his love for the heroine. They have their HEA, and then boom! An ex of Cameron enters the picture. Now, I wasn’t worried. Ex-drama can be good when done right. Unfortunately, the ex drama in this book, like so many other dumb things in this book, was insipid and lacking depth. I won’t go into details but Alison, the ex, made Cruella de Vil look like Jesus incarnate. Alison is nothing but walking, talking caricature of a villain. Which leads us to how thoroughly the author butchered Cameron’s character in this book. It’s a bloody character assassination, and poor Cameron doesn’t even know what hit him. This character went from the jerk who secretly pined for the heroine, looked after the heroine without her knowledge, struggled and worked towards winning the heroine’s affection in the first book, to being a first class d-bag in the second book. ALL WITHOUT ANY EXPLANATION!! Oh […]