Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Review: No Feelings Involved

No Feelings Involved No Feelings Involved by Siobhan Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4 Stars!

I didn't realize that No Feelings Involved is part of an interconnect series, yet is a complete standalone from the series. Characters from the other book do appear in this one, however, if you didn't read it - you won't necessarily mess a beat. That's what I love about Siobhan Davis' style of storytelling. Having read the previous book in the series, it was nice to revisit these old characters and see where in there lives they are at in this story.

This book is light-hearted and romantic with a dash of drama laced in. There's definitely no element of suspense here (as with the Kennedy Boys series), which is a welcome break. I loved Summer's character and could identify with her wanting to break free from not only her family but society's and morality's restraints on women and their sexuality. She's a strong, independent, intelligent young woman with a positive outlook on life and a great head on her shoulder.

Siobhan Davis has become my go-to author after I was introduce to her Kennedy Boys series and I have practically read every book she has released since. I am invigorated with this new interconnected series of standalones and can't wait to see where here next adventure takes us.

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Can this skeptical player let down his guard long enough to let love into his life, or is this forbidden romance a train wreck in the making?

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Ryan James doesn’t believe in love.
It’s a truth he learned early in life. A truth he carried with him into adulthood. He broke his golden rule one time, but Myndi trampled all over his heart, cementing his belief that love is a lie and not worth the effort.
Now he’s returned to his cynical views and promiscuous lifestyle, racking up more notches on his bedpost than he can count.
Until Summer Petersen comes crashing into his world, threatening to knock down his walls with her tempting body and sunny, sweet personality.
Summer is determined to lose her V-card before she starts freshman year of college, and the hot, older guy with the cute dimples, dazzling smile, and rippling biceps is just the man for the job. Ryan doesn’t take much persuading, and he rocks her world, giving her a night to remember.
When they walk away, there’s an unspoken agreement it was a one-time thing. Ryan doesn’t do feelings, and Summer doesn’t want to be tied down at eighteen.
But when she moves into her brother Austin’s apartment, she’s shocked to discover her new roomie is the guy who recently popped her cherry.
Ryan can’t believe he slept with Austin’s baby sister, and if he finds out, he’ll literally kill him. Keeping their hook up a secret is nonnegotiable. Keeping his thoughts, and his hands, off Summer, less so. Because the longer he’s around her, the more he finds himself catching feelings for the gorgeous brunette.
Summer doesn’t want to care for her older brother’s best friend, but Ryan makes her feel things she’s never felt before, and she’s slowly falling under his spell.
Embarking on an illicit affair behind Austin’s back has train wreck written all over it, but provided they keep their feelings in check, they can end this before he ever finds out.
It’s not like either of them is in love.
Right?


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USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.


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Monday, April 29, 2019

Social Butterfly PR Hosted Release Blitz for PRETTY RECKLESS (All Saints High #1) by L.J. Shen !

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Pretty Reckless, an all-new standalone high school, bully romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!

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We were supposed to be best friends
But turned out to be worst enemies…


Penn

They say revenge is a dish best served cold.
I’d had four years to stew on what Daria Followhill did to me, and now my heart is completely iced.
I took her first kiss.
She took the only thing I loved.
I was poor.
She was rich.
The good thing about circumstances? They can change. Fast.
Now, I’m her parents’ latest shiny project.
Her housemate. Her tormentor. The captain of the rival football team she hates so much.
Yeah, baby girl, say it—I’m your foster brother.
There’s a price to pay for ruining the only good thing in my life, and she’s about to shell out some serious tears.
Daria Followhill thinks she is THE queen. I’m about to prove to her that she’s nothing but a spoiled princess.

Daria

Everyone loves a good-old, unapologetic punk.
But being a bitch? Oh, you get slammed for every snarky comment, cynical eye roll, and foot you put in your adversaries’ way.
The thing about stiletto heels is that they make a hell of a dent when you walk all over the people who try to hurt you.
In Penn Scully’s case, I pierced his heart until he bled out, then left it in a trash can on a bright summer day.
Four years ago, he asked me to save all of my firsts for him.
Now he lives across the hall, and there’s nothing I want more than to be his last everything.
His parting words when he gave me his heart were that nothing in this world is free.
Now? Now he is making me pay.


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L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people's’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.


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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Review: Well Suited

Well Suited Well Suited by Staci Hart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!

The best was saved for last ... and Kate, I mean - Katherine was so not prepared for the likes of one Theodore "Theo" Bane! The chemistry from the start between these two was electrifying to read, they just always seemed to be in sync - physically of course.  Emotionally? Well, that's a different story.  I enjoyed reading how Theo broke through Katherine's well constructed walls to get to the heart and soul of her which was where Kate resided.  And I'm in firm agreement with Theo ... Katherine is most definitely Kate at heart. 

Well Suited is entertaining, laugh out loud fun so be sure to read it at your own peril while in a public forum - you will be looked out funny when you spit out your coffee and laugh so hard you cry!  No judgement here, I was in the same predicament and I loved every minute of it. I'm just sad that this is the last of the Red Lipstick Coalition.  I will miss these girls, their men, and comedy.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Review: Pretty Reckless

Pretty Reckless Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!

Pretty Reckless was pretty difficult to get into when I first started reading, if I'm being honest.  I just couldn't identify with spoiled Daria, misunderstood Via, and lovelorn Penn.  Then something amazing happened and it just ... CLICKED.  Daria became my warrior queen who was wronged - by EVERYONE.  Those who she should have counted on the most either betrayed her cruely or just ignored her existence.  However, I still wasn't one board with Via or Penn.  Later on, another change to my perception happened of two these characters and BOOM - now I'm down with Penn, but only slightly with Via as well. 

My point being is that L.J. Shen can craft a story that slows burns at the start, drawing you in an inch at time until you don't realize that you are ALL in and that these character's are now apart of you - to the point that you can now live, breathe, hurt, and fight along with them.  Their pain is YOUR pain.  Their experiences are your own.  Every minute, every second.  That is artistry at its core and L.J. Shen has got it in spades! Every word is an illustration.

I thought I was obsessed with her All Saints High series of Hotholes ... but I think it's this spinoff might be the one that makes the obsession a phobia.  This story is well though-out, organized, and a home run. 

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Review: Cocky Bastard

Cocky Bastard Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Stars!

Cocky Bastard is a perfect afternoon or day read. It had my engrossed from beginning to end, with everything you need to love a book: the excellent writing team of Ward/Keeland, humor, sexiness galore, and lord that emotion!

Having read along with the audible book as I did was the best, as I got to visualize these characters more.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Review: The Unhoneymooners

The Unhoneymooners The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!

This book was a Laugh out lough, Oh my goodness what am I reading, winner winner chicken dinner one for the records that was just so good, I could not put it down. I would have read it one sitting, but of course real life and that pesky J.O.B. got in the way. If you are looking for some much need high jinx and need to get out of your head for a moment or two - look no further than The Unhoneymooners. I high recommend this latest gem from the marvelous writing team of Christina Lauren.

Olive is considered the unlucky twin while Amy is the one who gets what's she wants. But that all changes at Amy's wedding ... due to an unfortunate event. Now, Olive is the only one left not only standing, but the only one able to take her sister's honeymoon trip lest she loose it. But there's a catch - she has to take it with her her nemesis and the brother of the groom - the Best Man Ethan. How can they bear to spend two weeks together, without killing one another? Therein starts a journey neither one expected - a FUN, sexy, and oh-so hilarious adventure that I found myself giggling nonstop! Told with wit and banter, The Unhoneymooners is a perfect standalone for those looking for weekend read, or just book to read on that commute home on the subway. Just a fare warning - keep the LOL's to a minimum or else be be prepared to be looked at funny from fellow commuters.
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Friday, April 12, 2019

Teaser Blast for JUNK MAIL by Kendall Ryan !




JUNK MAIL
By Kendall Ryan
Release Day: April 23





About the Book

It all started with a sexy selfie.

Texted to the wrong number.

Oops.

Not my finest moment—but I have nothing to be ashamed of.

She thought I was no better, and I quote, than the knuckle-dragging douche-bags she was never dating again.

It was a stupid dare from a girl I’d met online, but since she’d given me a fake number, I didn’t feel bad that my interests were
suddenly focused elsewhere—on the fiery and sharp-tongued, Peyton that I found myself sparring with over text for the rest of
the evening.

The following day, my case of mistaken identity came back to bite me in the banana.

When I strolled into the office, I was introduced to Peyton as the new client I needed to win over. The Peyton , in case you're
not tracking.

And let’s just say she had my full attention.

Brains? Check.

Beauty? Oh yeah.

And the best part? She hated me on sight.

Dear God, do I love a challenge.

Let the games begin.









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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has
sold over 2.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured
in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

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Title: Bad Boy Blues
Author: Saffron A. Kent
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance

Release Date: April 11, 2019




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Cleopatra Paige hates one thing in this world -- just one -- and his name is Zachariah Prince.

In grade school, he pulled at her pigtails. In middle school, he spread false rumors about her. And in high school, he ruined her prom.

She hates that his smirks are unfairly sexy. And she definitely loathes that his dark eyes seem to follow her everywhere. Sometimes, even in her dreams.

It doesn’t matter that he’s rich and popular or that he lives in a freaking mansion full of butlers and maids. He’s rude and arrogant, and she wants to stay as far away from him as possible.

But unfortunately for Cleo, she lives in the same freaking mansion as Zach.

Only he’s the prince and she’s the lowly maid who serves him.








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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Social Butterfly PR Hosted Cover Reveal for Pretty Reckless (All Saints High Series #1) by L.J. Shen !

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Pretty Reckless, the first standalone in the highly anticipated All Saints High series from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is coming April 29th and we have the gasp-worthy cover!


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We were supposed to be best friends

But turned out to be worst enemies…


Penn


They say revenge is a dish best served cold.

I’d had four years to stew on what Daria Followhill did to me, and now my heart is completely iced.

I took her first kiss.

She took the only thing I loved.

I was poor.

She was rich.

The good thing about circumstances? They can change. Fast.

Now, I’m her parents’ latest shiny project.

Her housemate. Her tormentor. The captain of the rival football team she hates so much.

Yeah, baby girl, say it—I’m your foster brother.

There’s a price to pay for ruining the only good thing in my life, and she’s about to shell out some serious tears.

Daria Followhill thinks she is THE queen. I’m about to prove to her that she’s nothing but a spoiled princess.


Daria


Everyone loves a good-old, unapologetic punk.

But being a bitch? Oh, you get slammed for every snarky comment, cynical eye roll, and foot you put in your adversaries’ way.

The thing about stiletto heels is that they make a hell of a dent when you walk all over the people who try to hurt you.

In Penn Scully’s case, I pierced his heart until he bled out, then left it in a trash can on a bright summer day.

Four years ago, he asked me to save all of my firsts for him.

Now he lives across the hall, and there’s nothing I want more than to be his last everything.

His parting words when he gave me his heart were that nothing in this world is free.

Now? Now he is making me pay.


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About LJ Shen:


L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people's’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.


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Review: Bad Boy Blues

Bad Boy Blues Bad Boy Blues by Saffron A. Kent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Stars!

Tale as old as time ... Rich boy from the right part of town vs. the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Zach and Cleo have known each other since grade school, and it's been an epic battle of wills ever since.  Zach was Cleo's bully and tormented Cleo for years.  But, like all tormentors, appearances are deceiving.  And then he disappeared.  For years.  Cleo finally thought she was safe and started breathe again.  But circumstances have a funny way of changing.  Now Cleo works on the other side of town - Zach's side.  In his house.  For his family.  She needs to save money to buy back her childhood home and she can’t afford any distractions.  So when the prodigal son returns, well that's just too big of a distraction for her to handle.  And Zach is no longer a the demon boy she once knew.  He's all grown up.  He's now a brooding, tattooed, sexy alpha male of a man. And he's got Cleo once again in his sights.  Game on!

From the first heartbreaking moments until the last, I was engrossed with book.  Bullying a topic that still strikes a chord with me - as I was a victim of it in my younger years.   But there is so much more - abuse, dyslexia, self-loathing, & social status just to name a few.  I loved how the authors integrated all these topics together to create this complex and multidimensional story that just tugged at my heart and made me weep not only for Cleo but for Zach as well.  Both of them are victims bullying, either by peers or by a parent.

Bad Boy Blues is going to stay with me a for a while, I can feel it.  My emotions were high with this one.  This was truly a a beautiful tale of two broken souls and hearts that were stitch back together with kindness, patience and most of all love.  Zach and Cleo are not only courageous survivors, but an epic love story.

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Monday, April 08, 2019

Give Me Books Hosted Pre-Order Blitz for BAD BOY BLUES by Saffron A. Kent !









Title: Bad Boy Blues
Author: Saffron A. Kent
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance

Release Date: April 11, 2019




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Cleopatra Paige hates one thing in this world -- just one -- and his name is Zachariah Prince.

In grade school, he pulled at her pigtails. In middle school, he spread false rumors about her. And in high school, he ruined her prom.

She hates that his smirks are unfairly sexy. And she definitely loathes that his dark eyes seem to follow her everywhere. Sometimes, even in her dreams.

It doesn’t matter that he’s rich and popular or that he lives in a freaking mansion full of butlers and maids. He’s rude and arrogant, and she wants to stay as far away from him as possible.

But unfortunately for Cleo, she lives in the same freaking mansion as Zach.

Only he’s the prince and she’s the lowly maid who serves him.









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Writer of bad romances. Aspiring Lana del Rey of the book world.



Saffron A. Kent is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today's Happy Ever After.

She has an MFA in Creative Writing and she lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband. Along with a million and one books.

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