Monday, June 22, 2020

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She made him believe in the legend…

The Truest Thing, Book Four in the USA Today bestselling Hart's Boardwalk Series by Samantha Young, releases August 18, 2020!

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Nine years ago, Emery Saunders moved to Hartwell to start her life over as a bookstore owner. Her inability to trust people made it hard for her to find a place in the small community until Jessica Lawson moved to town and befriended the shy beauty.
But there was one person in Hartwell who tried to befriend Emery long before Jessica arrived…
Jack Devlin has his secrets. One of them is that he fell hard for Emery the moment she appeared in Hartwell. Another is that his father blackmailed him into covering up a dark family tragedy. It forced Jack to sever his relationships to protect the people he cared about. Yet, staying away from Emery has not been easy throughout the years and he hasn’t always succeeded. When Jack’s mixed signals hurt Emery once again, she puts him out of her heart for good.
Until the Devlin family secret is finally revealed, freeing Jack from his father’s machinations. What Jack wants more than anything is to repair his relationships, starting with Emery.
However, Emery isn’t ready to forgive and Jack’s not ready to give up.
And when the town’s latest scandal ties Jack and Emery together, Jack is not above using their new reality to prove to Emery once and for all that their love is worthy of the legend of Hart’s Boardwalk.

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Samantha Young is a New York Times and #1 International bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. On Dublin Street was Samantha's first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in thirty countries. She has since published over thirteen romance titles including the New York Times Bestsellers Into the Deep, Hero, and her most recent contemporary romance Fight or Flight. When writing Adult Paranormal romance she writes under the pen name S. Young.

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Review: Letting Go

Letting Go Letting Go by L.A. Fiore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4.5 Stars

That ... was unexpected. I honestly don’t know how I feel about this book at the moment. I need some time to gather my thoughts & feeling in order to give an accurate review.

More of a review to come ...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Review: Teacher

Teacher Teacher by Fiona Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Stars!

I am emotionally raw & gutted right now ... broken down. This book opened my Pandora's box, so until I can get my thoughts together enough to string a coherent sentence, I'm gonna just leave this here.

More of a review to come ...

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Review: Wrecked With You

Wrecked With You Wrecked With You by J. Kenner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4 Stars!

I had been waiting for Antonio's story since he recused Nikki ... now still left with a sense of anticipation. It's not that I didn't enjoy the book - far from it - I just don't know, I have a sense that there is more to his story. We only ever got bits and pieces. I want the FULL details. I don't feel like I got them.

Emma background is just heartbreaking! I almost couldn't get thru reading it, but then I realized that we weren't going to get the full details of what happened to her and for the first time - I was thankful for that. I don't think I could have finished this book if I had.

So, it made sense that these two were signed on to SSA and assigned to work together. From their first meeting, Tony was intrigued and Emma was just pissed to be used for her looks and not her talent. I so adored the way she dressed Damien down in spectacular fashion.

There were so many twists and turns, if you didn't pay close attention you could become lost - which is why I said I felt like I was missing something and still do. And lets not forget about Debauchery Island - if such a place exists, I'm putting it on my #bucketlist. The book a fast and hot ride/read. However, the missing details are what continue to have me scratching my head. I may need to re-read this again to make sure I didn't miss something - perhaps I did - but thus my rating.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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Release Date: September 20


A friends-to-lovers new adult romance from USA Today bestseller Siobhan Davis. Standalone with HEA and no cliffhanger.


Keaton 

I can’t go on like this anymore.

Living a lie.
Shielding the truth from those I love.
Hurting the one girl who has always been there for me.
Pretending to be someone I’m not.
But I’m scared to drop the fa├žade because I know not everyone will understand.
Definitely not the girl I’ve professed to love.
And I’ve no clue how my brothers will handle the news.
But I’ve spent years trying to please everyone else.
And I’m over it.
Now it’s time to take something for myself, and there’s no turning back.
Even though the one who knows my secret threatens to reveal it to the world.
Let him do his worst.
Because I’m done hiding.

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

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Thursday, May 07, 2020

Review: The Hunter

The Hunter The Hunter by L.J. Shen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Stars!

Move over Vicious & Co. ... there's a new generation that has taken over - and they do NOT disappoint!

If books like these are why I BEGAN reading, L.J. Shen is why I’m STILL reading. Her brand of storytelling - bold, unapologetic characters, riveting storylines, sexy and dirty times (grab the fans girls!), and it all culminates to hit you right in the feels? That’s a writer I want to read more and more from. She never fails/gets dull with her stories and the characters are vivid and bold - as if they are someone you know of/could know of from your real life. Simply put - in my honest opinion, she’s the BEST of the BEST.

Now, Hunter may have owned my heart from his first spoken, coherent sentence, but Sailor is the one who owns me - body and soul. I loved her spunk, her passion, her commitment, her drive, and above all else, her loyalty. There were so many layers to each of these characters; I enjoyed as each layer  was peeled back, revealing their core essence, allowing their truer selves emerged.

This book literally hit my kindle at the moment I needed it to - I needed an escape and I needed the distraction it offered. It did not fail to keep me within its clutches either. That’s how L.J. Shen writes - and that’s why I keep coming back for more. To say this book is amongst my favorites of hers is not a lie or exaggeration. I read this book - in record time for me - as I could not put it down

This is another amazing story and example of Ms. Shen at what she does best!!!
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Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Why I Will Not Be Promoting Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer ... EVER.




So, Stephenie Meyer is finally releasing Midnight Sun (Edward's Perspective) on August 4th. The ENTIRE internet/Social Media platforms were aghast in crying and celebrating .. but I was just ... NOT. I'm not excited and/or looking forward to this book. At all.

I would have preferred to see an expansion book ... a continuation of the series but focusing more on the complexities of Jacob & Reneesme’s burgeoning relationship and how that could ever work - a werewolf & a vampire together? Come on - doesn't that just scream "Huh? What now? HOW WOULD THAT WORK?".

That would have been a much more interesting read for me. If she wrote about Jacob and Reneesme, she could have explore the wolves more because HELLO? WEREWOLVES?! We already KNOW about the vampires (how many movies have been done about Vampires?), but we only ever got crumbs about the wolves and those were stories/legends passed down thru generations - stuff gets left out people!

And lets not forget poor Leah. Her character development could have been explored more and we could see if she ever did imprint on anyone. I don’t like how Stephenie left her hanging onto a man she could never have. Leah was too strong willed for that - but Stephenie introduced that damned imprinting and then it went no where!!! Ugh! I was utterly disappointed with that.

To me, this would have been a much better storyline to pursue than Edward’s perspective of life before and during Bella. Now, before you start handing out the torches, I’m not disrespecting Stephenie Meyer - sorry if its coming across that way - but revisiting Twilight? After nearly 10 years? Sorry, but No.

I came, I read, I saw, I’m done. I feel the same about the Fifty Shades series. I’m so over that as well. It still weirds me out that Christian Grey is basically Edward Cullen. *shivers* However, it does explain why I dislike both characters to the core as well as Bella Swan/Ana Steele. I just ... can’t!

I will ALWAYS be grateful to Stephenie for reawakening my love of reading (I had previously been in a nearly 6 year slump of not reading anything worth while) but as far as this series goes? Either expand on it or leave it alone. Don’t look back to the beginning - we ALL know how it went down - and reading it from Edward's perspective wouldn't give me anymore insight than I already have of him, that relationship or make me like either of them more.

I want something new, fresh and exciting to sink my teeth into. Otherwise, thanks but no thanks. Been there, done that!

But, whatever - moot point now ...

Sunday, May 03, 2020

Review: Black Tangled Heart

Black Tangled Heart Black Tangled Heart by Samantha Young
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Stars!

I both loved and hated at times the characters in the this book at times - yes, even including the Hero & Heroine (Jane & Jamie). So consumed they were in each other, they were oblivious others around them, especially Skye and Lorna. By no means I am saying that Lorna was a saint - I know this, and she proved this time and time again - but I too felt her pain and acknowledge it. I even empathized with it. I just wish that the other people in her life instead of just talking a behind her back about her, actually got her the help she desperately needed - because it was obvious to me that she was in pain and had been for a while.

The human desire for retribution and justice - for being wronged in life is an inane part of humanity and our complexities - and perhaps the darkest. It leads us down roads to decisions that make us shadows of our former selves, never truly whole again. You can help guide some people on the way - like Jane tried to do for Jamie - but for others like Lorna, they are forever lost to that pain that first defined them.

Life is shaped by choices - and tragedy can help guide the choices we make in the wake of the them. Such is the case in Samantha Young’s latest book, Black Tangled Heart. This book broke my heart with all the bad decisions made by everyone in the wake of several tragedies that have fallen two families. So much pain, so much loss. No one was a winner in the end. And sometimes the losses suffered in the end are the most unfathomable ... and unforgivable of all.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Review: To Have and to Hoax

To Have and to Hoax To Have and to Hoax by Martha Waters
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Final Score - 3 Stars

When I read the plot of this book, I was immediately thrilled at getting back into reading historical fiction, as it has been a number of years since I've read this genre. However, this book did not ignite that love that I had for it. Instead, I doubt I will read anything historical for sometime.

The plot took forever to develop and in my opinion - should have come to fruition in half that time. At 25 percent into reading this, I was ready to be done with book - however, when I commit to reading a book ... I COMMIT. It's my fatal flaw and this book nearly killed me to do so.

I have never in my life taken over a week to get thru a book. It just could not engage me with its antics or it's characters.

This book could have been something special - as the blurb foretold - but it's execution was off.


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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Review: Tease Me

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

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!

Even though Nikki and Damien don't take center stage and are just mentioned - have little to no actual dialogue - don't let this one pass you by!

In the thick of things is Nikki's BFF James, aka Jaime and husband/COS of Stark Enterprises Ryan Hunter and whoa! This one is a doozy folks! Could there be signs of trouble in our fair Jaime's marriage? Is Ryan straying from our devote BFF? Or is this just a case of miscommunication by our fair Wild Children or is something more sinister lurking?

I enjoyed the hell out of this latest book and dare I say - I loved that it was about Nikki & Damien (although I still love my damaged coupled). It was a breathe of fresh air that revived my lust for this series. I couldn't put it down the moment! I need answers and was pleasantly satiated with all that was revealed. I did have a moment of worry for my Wild Child Jaime, but in the end ... all is well and Ryan came thru - as always.

I'd love to see more books now about Dallas, Sylvie and the rest of the gang to catch up on how they are doing now.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Review: Angry God

Angry God Angry God by L.J. Shen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Stars!

Vaughn Spencer has broken my heart! I didn’t even care who the heroine in the book was (Poppy or Lenny), I just wanted to know Vaughn’s story and now that I do, I emphasize and understand him in a way more than I ever did Vicious (his father). And I adore the appearance of my man Troy who started me on my LJ Shen journey *thumbs up*

By far the best story in the entire series ... Angry God is filled with heartache, angst, spite, malice, hate, and above all - love. And yet I could not help but be glued to this book book from beginning to end.

I have to say ... I’m not even surprised as to where the book took me (I figured that out with the first two chapters). Everytime I read an LJ Shen book, I know to expected the unexpected and this book more than delivered. It’s scored.

I can’t sing enough praise for Ms. Shen’s art of storytelling. No one else has managed to so throughly suck my in and spit me out where I ask - no, actually beg for more. More chapters ... more books ... more spin-offs. I’m a forever fan and if you are one as well, this a definite must read!

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Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Review: Concerto

Concerto Concerto by Skye Warren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Stars!

OMG!!! This book is off the charts insane with delicious steam & tension that can only be cut with the sharpest of knives.

More in-depth review to come soon ...

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