Saturday, August 31, 2019

Review: Stuck-Up Suit

Stuck-Up Suit Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Stars!

Awesome book and addition to the Cocky Bastards series. Review to come soon as I need some time to think up a good one ...

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Review: Tempting Little Tease

Tempting Little Tease Tempting Little Tease by J. Kenner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!

The latest book to the Blackwell-Lyon series delivers a lot of hotness and some fun/sexy times as well!  What's that old saying - a lot of heat packed into short package?  Well, this package can't help but deliver!

Leo is helping his best friends little sister Sam out.  She's attending a wedding and needs someone to pose as her fake fiance.  Neither one expects this purely platonic relationship to turn real, but what happens when all those latent sexy feeling become real?  Add in a a game of truth of dare (with alcohol) and things quickly progress to the point that lines gets blurred and friendships are put to the test. 

Can what happens in Fredericksburg actually stays in Fredericksburg?  Or will fiction find a way to give life the real deal?

Short, sweet and definitely worth an afternoon or two to read.  Just make sure to a cool shower afterward.


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Monday, August 19, 2019

Social Butterfly PR Hosted Release Blitz for BROKEN KNIGHT (All Saints High #2) by L.J. Shen !

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"Everyone needs to read this book. "

- Harloe Rae, USA Today bestselling author.


Broken Knight, an all new standalone about first loves, betrayal and loss from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!


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Not all love stories are written the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.

Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower.
Sweet.
Caring.
Charitable.
Quiet.
Fake.

Underneath the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves (yet pities) is a girl who knows exactly what, and who, she wants—namely, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language.
Who taught her how to laugh.
To live.
To love.

Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero.
Gorgeous.
Athletic.
Rugged.
Popular.
Liar.

This daredevil hell-raiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but he only has eyes for the girl across the street: Luna.
But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore.
When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he’s forced to realize not all knights are heroes.
Sometimes, the greatest love stories flourish in tragedy.


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About LJ Shen


L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 Best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.
She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.


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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Review: Broken Knight

Broken Knight Broken Knight by L.J. Shen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5+ Stars!!!

I thought I was ready to read this book. After the author announced the release of the book I was eagerly waiting - with bated breath and anticipation for it to hit my kindle so I could delve right in again to my favorite group of people in my favorite fictional (sorta) town in the world.

My heart and head were nowhere near prepared ... I will never be the same afterward either.

From the moment it hit my kindle, I was consumed with the story. These characters are written with such captivating, raw, intense, addictive and deeply emotional life experiences - it's hard to imagine that they are fictional at times and not walking, talking, breathing actual beings on this Earth. From Chapter 11 onto the end of the book, was the emotional dam for me - there was not a chapter afterward that I just did not ball my eyes out. That's how affected I was by the words on the pages. When I writer can get those emotions out of me - you've hit the jackpot.

I knew coming into this book that it would push me to these emotions - given the subject matter. The author was upfront about that. But what I didn't realize is that in reading her works, I desperately NEEDED to read this particular story. It's affected me in ways I didn't know it would. It has inspired me with being able to forgive people who have hurt me, find hope in building myself up, and motivate me to live and enjoy life fully.

I knew Knight and Luna would break me - and they did, so many times. But what I love about them is their fierceness and their connection to one another. They stumble, the fall, they hurt, they lash out, but in the end - they are each others greatest strengths and each others weakness. They just had to work out the kinks and decide how they were going to let that affect them going forward.

LJ Shen has created a vivid, stunning, poignantly crafted masterpiece, but has taken it one step further with Broken Knight. There are few authors in my opinion who write unforgettable books. Once you read this one - there will NEVER, ever be a time you remember an author's work more than this book or it's writers name. I am still overwhelmed with emotions, even after having just finished reading the book not 15-20 mins. ago.

A standing ovation or an aria? You decide. After you read Broken Knight by LJ Shen!

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Review: Decidedly By Chance

Decidedly By Chance Decidedly By Chance by Stina Lindenblatt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4 Stars!

This is book 5 in the By the Bay series but I couldn't vouch for this book as a stand-alone because I hadn’t read the previous book in the series (I had read the others though) so I immediately had to remedy that before beginning this book.  And now that I have, although some of our favorite previous characters do appear in this book, yes this is in fact a stand-alone.

Wes’s life has been turned upside down.  A workaholic, he now finds himself as the sole guardian of his three year old niece after the death of her parents. He now needs to help her understand why her parents aren’t coming back and what exactly that means.  Hannah has decided the time is finally right for her to start her own family.  She is a pediatric nurse and since she was brought up in the foster care system, she knows that the most important thing in life is be apart of a family - an experience she never got to have.  Wes and Hannah are friends and throughout the book help each out when each are running into problems - like when Hannah needs somewhere to stay, Wes doesn’t think twice about offering his spare room.  But neither expect feelings to come into play......

This book will give you all the feels and touch your heartstrings on so many different levels.  There were a few times that my heart absolutely broke for Wes, Hannah and especially little Everly - no child should lose a parent and so young. The chemistry between Wes and Hannah is intense and the banter they share flowed so naturally.  However, every scene Everly was in - she stole the show with her child like innocence.  Beautifully written, this is not only a love story but it's about finding love born of friendship first.  A great and solid foundation to start from.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Review: On the Corner of Love and Hate

On the Corner of Love and Hate On the Corner of Love and Hate by Nina Bocci
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!

Emma and Cooper are your typical friends - they grew up together but grew apart as they grew older.  That was partly due to Emma's increasing feelings of more than friendship towards Cooper.  Cooper of course was oblivious.  They are now working together at home town's city council as Emma's father is the current Mayor.  However, when Cooper runs for mayor is when Emma finds herself in quite the predicament - suddenly thrust into the position as his campaign manager as well as those pesky feelings from adolescence reappearing.

The heartbreak and emotional wrenches comes in the form of Whitney, a former school nemesis and roommate of Emma - also the reason Emma and Cooper had a falling out and drifted further apart from their friendship. 

I highly recommend you read this book, as you will find enjoyable, laugh out loud characters (most especially Emma's inner dialogue), and a great love story that leave you with #AllTheFeels .

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Review: White Knight

White Knight White Knight by Meghan March
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Stars!

Well, Drew ... I mean Memphis ... I mean Alessandra sure got her answers - although not the ones she originally was looking for. Wow! What an ending. What a reveal! That was completely unexpected and oh so thrilling to find out. Don Casso didn't get his and actually turned out to be kind of a good guy - go figure! Who knew? I'm just glad that Cannon and Creighton made up. Those two deserve to be brothers ... finally.

This story so engrossing and thrilling to read on my morning commutes. Once again, I was thoroughly engaged and had a hard time leaving it alone to just those hours - as I wanted to focus on the storyline and storytelling. I love Ms. Arndt and Mr. York’s voices - I can't imagine anyone else reading this book.

I can listen to these two anytime and hope to hear more from them in the future.

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Social Butterfly PR Hosted Cover Reveal for BROKEN KNIGHT by L.J. Shen !

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“Not all love stories are written in the same way.

Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.”


Broken Knight, the highly anticipated new standalone in the All Saints High series from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is coming August 25th, and we have the red-hot cover!



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Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower.
Sweet.
Caring.
Charitable.
Quiet.
Fake.

See, under the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves yet pities is a girl who knows exactly what – and who – she wants.
Namely, the boy from the treehouse, who taught her how to curse in sign language.
Who taught her how to laugh.
To live.
To love.

Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero.
Gorgeous.
Athletic.
Jagged.
Popular.
Liar.

See, the daredevil hellraiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but only has eyes for the girl across the street.
But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore.
When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he is forced to realize that not all heroes are knights.
Sometimes, the greatest love stories could flourish amidst the worst tragedies.


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Model: Orri Helgason


About LJ Shen

L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 Best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.
She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.
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