Review: A Duke Changes Everything by Christy Carlyle

» 26 November, 2018 » 4 stars, ARC Reviews, Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: A Duke Changes Everything by Christy Carlyle

“You clearly haven’t read many fairy tales, Your Grace. There’s plenty of tragedy, and sometimes the creature is actually an enchanted prince.” This book was a delight! The moment I read the synopsis for this book, I just could not resist. Nick is the kind of grumpy, broody hero I adore in my historical romance. He has a terrible and tragic childhood. So when his past came knocking, it made sense that he wanted nothing to do with it. Mina is the one who challenges that notion. She’s tied to something from Nick’s past that he wants nothing to do with. But the thing that hurts him is the very thing that’s keeping Mina afloat, which leads her to fight for it. It’s great conflict without devolving into an angst fest, and I felt that Christy Carlyle did a great job in resolving it. The romance between Nick and Mina […]

A fantasy romance by Grave Draven delivers! My review of Phoenix Unbound!

» 15 October, 2018 » 4 stars, Reviews » 0 comments

A fantasy romance by Grave Draven delivers! My review of Phoenix Unbound!

This was my first Grace Draven & I’m kicking myself for not reading her sooner because this one was really good. It’s a little bit darker than some of the fantasy romance I’ve read mainly because this book was set in a bleak, miserable world where oppression is the norm. Gilene has the gift of fire and illusion while Azarion was a gladiator longing for his freedom. Her abilities were his way out of slavery. But it comes at a high cost especially for Gilene who is bound to be the savior of her people. It’s a burden she carries with equal courage and resentment. As a reader, I understood her feelings toward her people and the things she has to endure to keep them safe. Poor Gilene. Everyone around her sees her as nothing but a prize because of her ability including Azarion. But the more they spent together, […]

Intercepted by Alexa Martin is a Must-Read for Fall, and Here’s Why…

» 20 September, 2018 » 4 stars, Reviews » 0 comments

Intercepted by Alexa Martin is a Must-Read for Fall, and Here’s Why…

Review Intercepted was an enjoyable sexy romp from start to finish! One of the most enjoyable aspect about this book was the author’s voice. This is Alexa Martin’s first book, and I can’t wait to read more from her because I absolutely enjoyed her voice in this book. It’s snarky but it also has a lot of heart. When we first met Marlee in the book, her identity is pretty much tied to her status as the girlfriend to an NFL player. She has some dreams of her own, but she had to put them to the side in order to accommodate her boyfriend’s whims and desires. It wasn’t until she broke up with Chris after finding out he’s been cheating on her, that we finally get to see Marlee live her life according to her own rules. Her breakup with Chris also opened up the possibility of a romance […]

Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

» 4 September, 2018 » 4 stars, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

Christina Lauren delivered another feel-good love story that will leave you warm your hearts. This time, it’s between a free-spirited, no filter Hazel and a stoic, no-nonsense Josh. Josh and Hazel met each other in college. And Josh witnessed firsthand some of Hazel’s penchant for outlandish behavior. Hazel’s crush on Josh remains unrequited. They reconnected again through Emma, who happens to be Hazel’s best friend and co-worker. This time, they’re older but one thing remains true, at least for Hazel, Josh Im is still her unattainable ideal, and as much as she’d love Josh to see as more than a friend, Hazel is content. She also wants Josh happy. So when Josh’s long term relationship ended, Hazel volunteered to guide Josh back into the dating world. It become very clearly quite immediately that Hazel would steal everyone’s heart in this book. She’s zany and without any filter whatsoever, and I […]

Tessa Dare does it again with The Governess Game! Read my review!

» 6 August, 2018 » 4 stars » 0 comments

Tessa Dare does it again with The Governess Game! Read my review!

Tessa Dare writes my kind of romance. Her latest book proved that once again. The Governess Game is filled with relatable characters, playful banter, and a swoon-worthy romance. “First he was merely the Bookshop Rake, but as the weeks wore on, he made a rapid ascent up the rungs of the peerage. Sir Read. Lord Literature. The Duke of Hatchard’s.” When Alex Mountbatten ran (literally) into Chase Reynaud at Hatchard’s book shop, she had no idea that in a few months time she would be working as a governess for the two wards who came under his care. She was a clock-setter, not a governess. But some unexpected circumstances landed Alex her new position as Chase’s governess and thus, the Governess Game begins. And boy, did it ever begin. “You are the worst example of false advertising. I was led to believe I was hiring a prim scold. Then I […]

Review: Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean

» 20 June, 2018 » 4 stars, ARC Reviews, Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean

My Review Sarah MacLean’s new Bareknucle Bastards series is off to a strong start with Wicked and the Wallflower. It’s a passionate and intriguing tale of three brothers who’re bound by the secrets of their pasts. “You don’t need lessons in fire. You are an inferno.” Wicked and the Wallflower is about the first brother, Devon, known as Devil to everyone—friends and enemies alike. Devil immediately captures the attention. At the start of the book, his only goal was to uphold a promise from his past but it’s how he goes about achieving those goals that put him immediately in the anti-hero category for me. In spite of that, Sarah MacLean was convincing in her campaign to show her readers that Devil deserves the heroine and a HEA. One of the reasons for this is the heroine Felicity Faircloth. Felicity Faircloth was perfection—the first taste of it Devil had ever […]

Review: Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

» 6 June, 2018 » 4 stars, Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

This is going to be a short review. Full disclosure, I was given this copy by the author knowing full well this trope isn’t my favorite at all but she did still and asked me to look over some things. Anyway, this book got the forbidden part right. To me, when the book says it’s a forbidden romance, I always look for characters who struggle or fight against the attraction or the feelings because of how wrong it is. Oftentimes, forbidden just means titillation. That’s not how this book is. Birthday Girl has emotional stakes and character development. And that is all I ever wanted. Another stand out for me is Pike. Penelope Douglas is usually known for writing assholish, dickish heroes and Pike is none of that. He’s actually…dare I say it, sweet and considerate. Most of all, he’s not a boy. He’s a man. He already has stability […]

Review: Hurts to Love You

» 14 May, 2018 » 4 stars » 0 comments

Review: Hurts to Love You

Hurts to Love You by Alisha RaiMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Being bad never felt so good, in the third novel in Alisha Rai’s sexy Forbidden Hearts series! Well-behaved women don’t lust after men who love to misbehave. Heiress Evangeline Chandler knows how to keep a secret . . . like her life-long crush on the tattooed hottie who just happens to be her big brother’s friend. She’s a Chandler, after all, and Chandlers don’t hook up with the help. Then again, they also don’t disobey their fathers and quit their respectable jobs, so good-girl rules may no longer apply. Gabriel Hunter hides the pain of his past behind a smile, but he can’t hide his sudden attraction to his friend’s sheltered little sister. Eve is far too sweet to accept anything less than forever and there’s no chance of a future between the son of a housekeeper and […]

Release Day Blitz {Review} Aflame by Penelope Douglas

» 21 April, 2015 » 4 stars, ARC Reviews » 0 comments

Release Day Blitz {Review} Aflame by Penelope Douglas

SYNOPSIS: The tables have turned. Now I have the power—and it’s his turn to beg… Everyone wants to be me. Maybe it’s the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don’t care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can’t stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name. I’m her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I’m surviving—something he thought I’d never do. They all talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate? But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won’t be here. Tatum Brandt is gone. I’m someone new. My Review I’m twenty, and all I know about […]

Review + Giveaway: Unrequited by Jen Frederick

» 13 April, 2015 » 4 stars, ARC Reviews » 0 comments

Review + Giveaway: Unrequited by Jen Frederick

Unrequited is here!! Unrequited is the fourth book from Jen Frederick’s Woodlands Series and this time, it’s all about Winter Donovan and Finn O’Malley. If you haven’t yet, add Unrequited to your Goodreads shelf. Winter and Finn’s story is now live on Amazon US, Amazon UK, B&N, Kobo, and iBooks. The first book, Undeclared is free, while the rest of the series are on sale for $0.99. Jen is also giving away a signed set of the Woodlands Series and a $50 Amex Gift Card. The giveaway link will be posted at the end of this post, as well as the links to the rest of the books on sale. Book Synopsis Winter Donovan loves two things: her sister and her sister’s ex boyfriend. She’s spent her whole life doing the right thing except that one time, that night when Finn O’Malley looked hollowed out by his father’s death. Then […]