Category: Recommendations

Audiobook Review: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Audiobook Review: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel on March 7th 2017 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Dark, Family Life, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thrillers Source: Audiobook Pages: 279 Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die. After her mother’s suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of her mother’s mysterious family, but she quickly embraced life as one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But when she discovered the dark truth at the heart of the family, she ran fast and far away. Eleven years later, Lane is adrift in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls to tell her Allegra has gone missing. Did she run too? Or something worse? Unable to resist his pleas, Lane returns to help search, and to ease […]

Posted September 11, 2017 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Next to Never by Penelope Douglas

Review: Next to Never by Penelope Douglas

Next To Never (Fall Away #4.5) by Penelope Douglas on January 17, 2017 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Family Life, Romance Series: Fall Away #4.5 Source: ARC via publisher Pages: 164 New York Times bestseller Penelope Douglas introduces Quinn, younger sister to Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon, in the latest novella in the series that began with Jared and Tate in Bully….Quinn Caruthers has several problems.   Her father, Jason, and her three older brothers, Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon.   Under the close watch of the men in her family, Quinn has found it nearly impossible to spread her wings—or even date—without them jumping in to hover. And when a family friend—several years older—from her childhood captures her heart, she knows they’re going to be a problem. Lucas Morrow is a man—experienced, sophisticated, and important. And knowing her brothers, he may as well be forbidden.   But Lucas […]

Posted January 17, 2017 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley

Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley

Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick, #0.5) by Kristen Ashley on January 3rd 2017 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Romance Series: Rock Chick #0.5 Source: ARC via publisher Pages: 120 From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloane—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.   Excerpt “Who’s that tall, dark drink of handsome water?” I asked Ashlynn, my eyes on the tall man with broad shoulders and fabulous suit who was sauntering out of the club in the manner of a man who owned it. In the manner of […]

Posted January 10, 2017 by Bethany in Giveaways, Recommendations, Reviews / 6 Comments

Bethany’s Year in Books! 2016

Bethany’s Year in Books! 2016

Hello! It’s the end of 2016 and I thought I’d share a wrap up of the books I read and the BIG STANDOUTS of the year. Below are some of my Goodreads stats. I ended up finishing 158 books which surpassed my goal of 125. I am surprised Fearless was my longest book read. I thought for sure it would have been Empire of Storms.    FAVORITE SERIES 2016 seemed to be the year of series for me. I read some amazing and epic series. Here are some of the standouts. I definitely recommend all of these. It is just so much fun to binge read a series from start to finish. (CLICK ON THE PICS FOR MORE INFO ON EACH SERIES)   FAVORITE REREAD I rarely reread books. Only my very favorites occasionally. I read Corrupt by Penelope Douglas twice this year. The first time was back in January […]

Posted December 30, 2016 by Bethany in Recommendations, Updates / 0 Comments

Audiobook Reviews: Deeper & Harder by Robin York

by Robin York Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Source: Audiobook Series Review I can’t even express how surprised I am by these two audiobooks. I was not expecting to love them so much. The author hit an out of the park homerun with these two characters (Caroline and West) that she created, and her writing was excellent. So impressed! “I want you, and I don’t know how to stop wanting you. I want to get deep inside you, and then deeper, until I’m so deep I don’t even know what’s me anymore and what’s you.” If you follow my reviews and the books I read, then you may have noticed I very rarely read college new adult romances anymore. I really got burnt out on the tropes of the genre. However, these books felt fresh to me even though it’s a story about a rich girl and a boy from […]

Posted March 27, 2016 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

Review + Giveaway: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata on February 28, 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Romance Source: ebook Pages: 473 Vanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary. But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she’s beyond shocked. For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn’t even find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He’s asking for the unthinkable. What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants? Review I finished Winnie last week, and I am still trying to […]

Posted March 14, 2016 by Bethany in Giveaways, Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Two Fantastic Trilogies on Audio!

Two Fantastic Trilogies on Audio!

Genres: Fantasy, Romance Source: Audiobook       Genre: Mature YA, Romance, Fantasy Author: Wendy Higgins Audio Narrator: Erin Mallon Amazon | Goodreads Synopsis:  Embrace the Forbidden What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels. Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna. Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?   Genre: Adult Romance, Fantasy Author: Elizabeth Hunter Narrator: Zachary Webber Amazon | Goodreads […]

Posted February 3, 2016 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 2 Comments

Audiobook Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Audiobook Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner on December 10th 2013 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Series: Starbound Trilogy #1 Source: Audiobook Pages: 384 It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has […]

Posted January 20, 2016 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday: Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat

Waiting on Wednesday: Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat

Kings Rising (Captive Prince, #3) by C.S. Pacat on February 2, 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Erotica, Fantasy, Romance Pages: 368 The epic conclusion to the internationally acclaimed Captive Prince trilogy. Damianos of Akielos has returned. His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor’s forces are massing. In the north, the Regent’s armies are mobilising for war. Damen’s only hope of reclaiming his throne is to fight together with Laurent against their usurpers. Forced into an uneasy alliance the two princes journey deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. But even if the fragile trust they have built survives the revelation of Damen’s identity – can it stand against the […]

Posted January 6, 2016 by Bethany in Waiting on Wednesday / 0 Comments

Audiobook Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Audiobook Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir on October 28th 2014 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense Source: Audiobook Pages: 387 Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars’s surface, with no way to signal Earth that he’s alive. And even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone years before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, Mark won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. Armed with nothing but his ingenuity, his engineering skills–and a gallows sense of humor that proves to be his greatest source […]

Posted December 30, 2015 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 3 Comments