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11 December 2017

❤ Upcoming release ROCCO by Sarah Castille 4-4.5 star review ❤

My rating: 4-4.5 of 5 stars

Cold, hard and utterly ruthless, Rocco is the most dangerous of men. Feelings are a luxury he cannot afford—until a chance encounter brings him face to face with the only woman who found her way into his heart and touched his soul.

Grace Mantini has spent her whole life running from the mob. Daughter of the boss's right hand man, she is both a prize and a target. When Rocco walks back into her life, she wants nothing to do with the man who betrayed her and broke her heart. But only Rocco can protect her from the dangerous forces that seek to destroy her family. Can they escape the hands of fate closing around them? Or will love be the kiss of death for them both?

08 December 2017

❤ GRIP by Kennedy Ryan AudioReview ❤

Resisting an irresistible force wears you down and turns you out. I know. I've been doing it for years. 

I may not have a musical gift of my own, but I've got a nose for talent and an eye for the extraordinary. And Marlon James - Grip to his fans - is nothing short of extraordinary. 

Years ago, we strung together a few magical nights, but I keep those memories in a locked drawer and I've thrown away the key. All that's left is friendship and work. 

He's on the verge of unimaginable fame, all his dreams poised to come true. I manage his career, but I can't seem to manage my heart. 

It's wild, reckless, disobedient. And it remembers all the things I want to forget.

***This does not have a cliffhanger***

So I've never read Kennedy Ryan before, and I had never heard of Grip before. It came up from the library as "a book you may like." So I thought what the heck, I'm still trying to read new authors I've never heard of before, I'll give this a try. 

Ladies. Gents. Readers. Book Lovers. Stop what you are doing. Stop..What..You..Are..Doing...

You need to read this book. Or as I did, you need to listen to this audio. The audio was hands down one of the best I've listened to this year. I've listened to other books that Maxine has narrated, but this was the first I've listened to by Jakobi Diem. These two together.. Spectacular narrating duo. Hands down, I think the best female/male narrating pair I've heard this year. They did great things with this story and really brought it to life. The feelings felt real, the chemistry came to life, the love, it was all there. 

And the story, my GOD, this was ahhhmaaaayyyyzzzingggggg.

I feel like this was one of those books where I want to stand on the rooftop, or fly a banner in the air telling everyone who will listen how good this book is. I'm so glad I picked this up. Kennedy is a fantastic storyteller. She wrote this story that just sucked me in and I was not going to stop this until the story was over. Once it started , I didn't want it to ever end. Like, at all. once you read this you will want more Bristol and Grip. These two are electric!

And the music that we get, granted not actual music, but the lyrics make this book even more. Music, love, romance, angst, heartbreak, drama. GAH. AMAZING.

5 stars guys, 10, 15, infinite stars!


❤ BAD FOR YOU by J Daniels Excerpt Reveal ❤

A Dirty Deeds Novel
BY J.Daniels
Release Day: January 23, 2018

He didn't want to be bad. He just didn't have a choice...
Shayla Perkins isn't the kind of girl who makes the same mistake twice, especially when it comes to Sean "Stitch" Molina. So when he gives her the world's biggest rejection, that's it--she's done. Until the sexy, silent, unavailable Sean makes Shay a very personal offer. Of course, it still doesn't mean he's interested in her. Or does it?

05 December 2017

❤ ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL by Jennifer Probst Audioreview ❤

Tristan Pierce left the family business to carve out a life of his own, but never forgot his passionate affair with the much younger, inexperienced Sydney Green, or the hurtful break-up that tore him apart. When he’s forced to return home and face his past, will he be able to carve out a future, or will lies ruin his second chance at love? 

Sydney Green loved Tristan her entire life, but when he left, he took not only her heart, but her trust with him. Now that they’re together again, it’s time they both face the biggest secret of all….

God i loved this story so much. And part of me thinks i loved it so much because these narrators were spectacular . Not only were the narrators fabulous, combine that with an amazing storyline and this resulted in a fabulous book. I am in love with Tristan's storyline. He was so hard and cold to Sid, and slowly we find out their history from when they were younger to now. We find out what Sid has been hiding and why, and how it affected all the Pierce brothers. 

There was a large part of me that wanted to not like Sidney for what she did. But when we find out why, when we get the glimpses into their past, I can't help but think she did the right thing. Especially with how Tristan reacts when he finds our her secret. I was so in love with him when he started opening up to her again, until then. Then I wanted to hate him, but again I couldn't do it. There were so many emotions I wanted to feel, things that I knew normally I would (I hate keeping secrets in books), but I didn't feel them. Jennifer managed to make me think outside my normal emotional box. She gave me so many reasons, so much depth to these characters, that I couldn't react how I normally would. I also couldn't walk away. I didn't want to stop this audio. Any time I could take a minute to turn it on and see what was going on between Tristan and Sidney I did. You add in the cat fight drama llama at the Ballet and I was all in. Especially when Sidney's little cat claws would come out. Who doesn't love this woman? and who doesn't love her with Tristan!? These two just burn up the sheets when they are together. 

Can we discuss when the truth hits Tristan. When his eyes open. When he realizes he may not have been seeing their past quite as it was. I just wanted to reach into my audiobook and smack him. All this time. All this pain. But it also made me think, reflect, how often do we look at the past through our own eyes and how we view things went down, instead of eyes wide open? 

This book had it all, surprises, drama, heat, history, growth, love, just everything that you really want from a romance book. 


04 December 2017

❤ FOR 100 REASONS by Lara Adrian Audioreview ❤

Billionaire Dominic Baine stepped into Avery Ross’s life when it was at its lowest. Obsessed with the beautiful, struggling artist, Nick was determined to have her. What began as a scorching seduction soon burned out of control, exploding into a white-hot passion neither of them could deny.

01 December 2017

❤ RUTHLESS KING by Meghan March Audioreview ❤

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.

New Orleans belongs to me. 
You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t. 
My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met. 
I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt. 
To have her in my debt.

❤WAIT FOR IT by Mariana Zapata Audioreview ❤

If anyone ever said being an adult was easy, they hadn't been one long enough. 

Diana Casillas can admit it: she doesn't know what the hell she's doing half the time. How she's made it through the last two years of her life without killing anyone is nothing short of a miracle. Being a grown-up wasn’t supposed to be so hard. 

❤DARKNESS MATTERS by Jay McLean Blog Tour + Giveaway ❤

Blog Tour

Title: Darkness Matters

Author: Jay McLean

Released: June 26, 2017

22 November 2017

❤ IN BETWEEN THE EARTH AND SKY by Heidi Hutchinson 4 star review ❤

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In Between the Earth and Sky

What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?

Remington Rohan was not a rule follower.
Former model (though not one of the “super” kind), successful influencer and life coach. Currently paid to tell people how to achieve the best from their lives and careers. In other words, a complete contradiction to how he preferred to live—namely, on his own terms and without input from others.
Everything about his life was going according to plan.
Until he started spending way too much time with a woman who defied his prejudices and challenged his beliefs.

Lydia Larkin was not a genius.
Gifted, clever, and stubborn. Raised on star maps and Hendrix, she was born an explorer. Temporarily tied down to a private sector science job, she knew she was biding her time before she was off to discover and build something new.
Not one to let society tell her who she was, she wasn’t about to let a professional influencer tell her she had to change to be happy.

Buckle up and brace for impact.

*advance copy received for an honest and unbiased review*

so I've read all of Heidi's work and loved them all, but this one was different. There was something so completely different about the way this was written. This is going to sound so weird when I say this, but it almost felt too smart for me at times. There was so much in this book that I just felt was outside the realm of what my head could handle. It was almost the idealisms and some of the psychology of how these two thought was too much for me. And yes, okay, maybe even what they actually do at the Institute was hard to wrap my brain around

This book also moved a bit slower than Heidi's other work. There was a lot more build up between these two characters. For me, for my taste, it hit a plateau of sorts in the middle and the speed in which I devoured the book slowed. My interest waned a little. And this is a book in which you have to pay attention, Remington and his little flower demand it.

I'm also not sure I one hundred percent understand the relationship between these characters or our secondary ones either. I honestly mean this , this is a book you really have to devote your attention to, pay attention and keep your thinking cap on. While this is well written, its almost poetic at times. And by that I mean how certain things that are said need to be broken down, defined, considered. Which is not always a bad thing, its just not my favorite thing to do while reading.

I liked the book. I loved the development of the relationship between these two characters, even if Rem got a little lost along the way.

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