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26 December 2017

❤ TAP LEFT by A Zavarelli 3.5ish star Audioreview ❤

My rating: 3.5-4 of 5 stars

Former hot mess seeking d̶y̶s̶f̶u̶n̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶a̶l̶ ̶r̶e̶l̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶s̶h̶i̶p̶ ̶single, well-together male. Sanity preferable.

From now on, I’m going to do everything right. I’m going to make good choices. Say goodbye to the bad boys, narcissists, and emotionally unavailable men. Because starting today, I’m a girl on a mission. 

Find a man to walk me down that aisle. 

It’s a good solid plan, but there’s only one tiny hiccup. 

Adrian Daire. 

I’ve asked for his help because if anyone can make me marketable, it’s him. 

Only problem? 

He’s also one of the aforementioned emotionally unavailable bad boys/ narcissists. Oh, yeah and he slightly crushed my soul once before. But no biggie. I’ve got three whole weeks to exorcise him from my head and my heart… for good. 

**I was given this free audio book review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.**

i have recently found this author and realized that she is becoming one of my reliable authors . looking for something you have maybe not heard about, but from an author you rely on, and read/listen anyway? that's a reliable author, and that's what A Zavarelli has become to me.

I'm not normally a fan of the back and forth, especially when I know emotions are involved for one of our characters, so you know they're going to get hurt. it's almost like you go in on eggshells, because you're just cautious of when it's going to happen. we can see this one coming from a mile away.

while I did find some of the storyline obvious, I really liked the way it unfolded. being single, I automatically related to the dating app aspect. I loved how Dare kept secrets from her all this time. and while we think we know why, we don't really know . we don't know all of it. . . until we do. then all that hate you have building up toward Dare is really misdirected, and hate isn't what we should be feeling at all.

there was only one thing that didn't jive for me. so Dare has to take her shopping to help her wardrobe. yet, when she has enough and walks away, she shows up days later in new clothes and a new attitude. how did that happen? how'd she change so quickly without his help? that part I didn't catch. other than that, these two have such a hate *uck, I really love you relationship. and he makes you mad and pushed all my buttons when he was trying to break her . then when they talk about the past, I started to take all those feelings of frustration and direct them to Ryan, exactly where they belonged. part of me was kind of hoping That Guy was really him, after faking his death so long ago, just so they could put him in his place and kill him themselves. then after realizing I thought that, I kind of wonder if I need therapy. :/

and when Graciela stepped in, it was like my momma bear instincts stepped in. why in the world does every one shit all over this girl and treat her like trash when she didn't do anything wrong? see----> momma bear.

the storyline on this was great. I am not too much of a fan of this narrator. there is just something about her narration and pronunciation, it's overly breathy and it's just not my cup of tea. because I'm not a fan, it does pull me from the story. but I like this author enough to know I need to stick it through bc the story is totally worth it . I wasn't wrong here.

Kindle // Audio // B&N // 

❤ 4.5 Star review of COWBOY UP by Harper Sloan ❤

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan returns with a passionate and breathless romance about the sparks that ignite when a cautious cowboy and a once-scorned woman open up to each other in the third installment of the Coming Home series.

22 December 2017

19 December 2017

❤ THE MAN IN THE BLACK SUIT by Sylvain Reynard 4 star review + Excerpt ❤

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Acacia Santos excels at her job as concierge at the prestigious Hotel Victoire in Paris. When her superior, Marcel, is attacked in a supposed random mugging, she is tasked with serving one of the hotel’s most mysterious and attractive guests.

❤ PARIS FOR ONE by Jojo Moyes 4 star review ❤

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before Youand After YouParis for One and Other Stories is an irresistibly romantic collection filled with humor and heart. 

"A vicarious jolt of Parisian romance. . . Delightful." -People Magazine 

"An old-fashioned, feel-good love story. . . It's as if Moyes has booked a vacation and is taking us along. To Paris. Amour!" -USA Today

"Dreamy escapism, a book you can curl up with and easily finish over a weekend, with or without a glass of wine." -Miami Herald

Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away--to anywhere--before. Traveling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone--including herself--wrong. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Funny, charming, and irresistible, Paris for One is quintessential Jojo Moyes--as are the other stories that round out the collection.

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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13 November 2017

❤ Royally Wed by Teri Wilson Review + Release Day ❤

Teri Wilson
The Royals Series, Volume 3
Pocket Star EBook
November 13, 2017

In this retelling of the timeless movie Royal Wedding starring Fred Astaire, an American classical musician travels to London to perform at the festivities of the royal wedding of Great Britain’s princess, but soon finds himself dangerously attracted to the bride!

08 November 2017

07 November 2017

❤ HOOKING UP by Helena Hunting 4.5 star review ❤

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception–but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of proclaiming his undying love, her husband can be heard, by Amalie and their guests, getting off with someone else. She has every reason to freak out, and in a moment of insanity, she throws herself at the first hot-blooded male she sees. But he’s not interested in becoming her revenge screw.

Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn’t holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can’t seem to resist him.

They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical. 

Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up. 

*arc received for an honest review * 4.5 stars!

I want to start with this.. for me,this was a one stop shop. I read this whole book in one sitting. okay, maybe one and a half because I needed sleep, but I dove right in and was addicted. now I know you see 4.5 stars and are wondering why not 5? I had two issues. one- I kept mixing up the hero and villians names. I don't know why. but I couldn't keep Armstrong and Lexington straight. I had to write myself a note. there was something about their names, so incredibly different , but I kept struggling with them. two- I couldn't jive with Armstrong strong arming Amie. the drag out. it got to be a little annoying. other than those two minor details I loved this story. the chemistry between these two characters was off the charts. we all know Helena can bring the heat when it comes to the sexy stuff, but with these two I love that we get to see their connection on a deeper level. you can feel them building this foundation while away. yes, it's hot as all get out, but Amie and Lex were about so much more than how hot they burn up the sheets. the secrecy is just added sexy.

I love reading Helena Hunting. she always delivers such a story complete with humor, heat, and love. she always makes me feel like I miss love when I'm done reading her books, and as much as I hate it, I love it.

Get the book:
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19 October 2017

❤ REAL DIRTY DUET by Meghan March Audioreview ❤


Country music's bad boy, Boone Thrasher, takes center stage in USA Today bestselling author Meghan March's brand new stand alone Real Dirty Duet! 

❤ THE FINAL FIGHT by JB Salsbury Release Week + Teaser + Review + Giveaway ❤

When life brings you the perfect person at the worst possible time…

On a weekend visit to Las Vegas to visit his brother, Marine Braeden Daniels meets a woman who challenges him in ways he can’t deny. The best part is she wants what he wants.

No strings. No feelings. Just fun.

❤ Royally Endowed by Emma Chase 4.5 star review ❤

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him?? 

Sexy. As. Hell. 

And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.

17 October 2017

❤ COME BACK TO ME by Kathy Coopmans Audiobook Blog Tour + Narrator Interview❤

Author: Kathy Coopmans

Narrators: Lacy Laurel & Logan McAllister

Length: 7 hours and 30 minutes

Publisher: Kathy Coopmans

Released: Sep. 29, 2017

Genre: Romance

14 October 2017

❤ I tried out StitchFix ❤

Have you heard of this Stitch Fix before? It's the online personal stylist who will pick out clothes and shoes for you, send them to you, and then decide what you want, pay for it, keep it, return the rest. So, I decided to test it out. 

13 October 2017

❤I tried Magnetic Lashes.... here are my thoughts. ❤

So you may have heard about this new thing called Magnetic Lashes. Well, I decided to jump in and give them a try. Now, the first set I saw was on an Instagram ad. They were about $20 for the pair. I himmed and hawed over buying these lashes. So I jumped on trusty Amazon and bought a $10 pair.

06 October 2017

❤Hurricane by Laramie Briscoe ❤ @givemebooksblog @LaramieBriscoe

Title: Hurricane
Series: Heaven Hill Generations #1
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Kari Ayasha, Cover to Cover Designs
Release Date: October 21, 2017

❤4 star review of ENDURANCE by Georgia Cates❤

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm a doctor. Mobster. Killer.
My hands are covered in filth. I don't have the right to touch anything as clean and pure as Ellison MacAllister.

I distance myself ... always remaining obscure, composed, restrained.
Careful to never allow my eyes to linger too long.
Careful to hide my interest.
Careful to keep my burning desire buried beneath the surface.

I do it for her--suffer in silence--because it's what is best for the woman I love.
And she has no idea.

She'll be initiated as a Fellowship member soon. One of my mafia brothers will go through endurance so he'll earn the right to claim her.
Make her his wife.
Kill. Me. Slowly.

I'm running out of time. Only a month remains before she's beyond my reach forever.
I want to taste her. Share sleepless nights. Ride out her storm.
I want to give her the kind of nights she will still feel between her legs the next morning.
I want us to share the kind of passion that forms on our skin and drips down to saturate the sheets.
Between the sweat and the moans and the messy hair, I want her to know how hard she's been loved.

To have her is to taint her.
I should stay away. But I won't. I can't.
I'm a selfish bastard.
A selfish bastard in love.

***Intended for readers ages 18+ due to sexual content, adult situations, and language.


Endurance is a STANDALONE novel. It is the first spinoff of The Fellowship world introduced in The Sin Trilogy: A Necessary Sin, The Next Sin, One Last Sin.

Although Endurance may be read as a standalone, I recommend reading The Sin Trilogy first if you wish to have a full understanding of The Fellowship world. The choice is yours. (An ebook bundle set with all three books is available at a discounted price.)

Each Sin Series Standalone Novel will feature a different couple.

No cliffhanger.

*arc provided for an unbiased and honest review*

I love the sin series. I have the first 3 books in ebook and audio. and I may have just listened to it 3x. I just love this series. so the story of Jamie and Ellison, I just knew I had to read it.

I love the story of Jamie and Ellison. I may not be a fan of the month long plan, but I was curious to see how it was going to play out. How Jamie was going to handle her claiming, the brothers, and the plan? because, like Ellison, no matter how many times he explained it, I still didn't understand the need for it.

I loved getting to see Sin and Blue again. I think Sin may be one of my favorite book boyfriends ever, so Jamie had some big shoes to fill here. some big, sexy, Irish, hot mobster shoes to fill. while he may not fill them completely, he still makes a valiant effort. and holy hot damn is it steamy, sexy and oh so hot. who knew our sweet little doctor was so hot under that all.

I absolutely love Georgia's writing style and storylines. she has written one of my all time favorite series that I rave and gush about all the time. she is nothing short of a fantastic writer and has delivered ,yet again, another extraordinary book in this series. I can't wait to see what she does with Wes.

You think this book was good the first time around? Guess what, it's just as good the second time too. Yes, I've read it more than once. This series and this author, is a go-to for me.. She never fails.