Category: Recommendations

Bethany’s 6 Favorite Reads of Summer 2015!

Bethany’s 6 Favorite Reads of Summer 2015!

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson ‘Oh my. Oh my. Oh my. This book. This chilling, intoxicating, thrilling, addictive book. The Kind Worth Killing is the novel of 2015! The unique cast of characters, the plot twists, the setting, and Peter Swanson’s captivating writing style made this book one of my top ten favorites of the year. Seriously people, read this now!’ Read my full review | Amazon         YOU by Caroline Kepnes ‘I’m not sure if I would have loved this book as much if I had read the ebook instead of the audio version because the narrator (Santino Fontana) brought Joe to life. He was perfect for the role, and his voice was so damn sexy. I’m telling ya, that man can narrate the hell out of a book! Ms. Kepnes’s words and Mr. Fontana’s voice had me hanging on the edge of my […]

Posted September 23, 2015 by Bethany in Recommendations / 0 Comments

AudioBook Review: I HUNT KILLERS trilogy (Jasper Dent)

AudioBook Review: I HUNT KILLERS trilogy (Jasper Dent)

by Barry Lyga Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Horror, Suspense, Thrillers, Young Adult Series: Jasper Dent Source: Audiobook Pages: 366 I HUNT KILLERS: It was a beautiful day. It was a beautiful field. Except for the body. Jazz is a likable teenager. A charmer, some might say. But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, “Take Your Son to Work Day” was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could–from the criminals’ point of view. And now, even though Dad has been in jail for years, bodies are piling up in the sleepy town of Lobo’s Nod. Again. In an effort to prove murder doesn’t run in the family, Jazz joins the police in the hunt for this new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret–could he be more like his father than anyone knows? From acclaimed […]

Posted September 21, 2015 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 1 Comment

Review, Excerpt + Giveaway: ROUSTABOUT by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Review, Excerpt + Giveaway: ROUSTABOUT by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Roustabout (Traveling, #3) by Jane Harvey-Berrick on September 9, 2015 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Romance Source: ARC via author Twelve years ago Tucker McCoy walked away from the hell that was his family with not much more than the shirt on his back. No regrets. Never once looking back. Living his life as a roustabout turned stunt rider with a traveling carnival keeps a smile on his face. His new family are the people he’s chosen to be in his life, the people who travel his road. Kes, Zach and Zef don’t share his blood, but they share his hopes and dreams. Understand his fears and know what makes him tick. They’re his brothers, his real family. If you keep moving, no one can catch you—it’s a simple rule. So when Tucker crosses paths with Tera Hawkins, he knows he should move on. There’s no woman that’s ever […]

Posted September 18, 2015 by Bethany in Giveaways, Recommendations, Reviews / 2 Comments

Quick Reviews: A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J Maas

Quick Reviews: A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas on May 5th 2015 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Romance Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1 Source: ebook A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore. When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow […]

Posted September 16, 2015 by Erin in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Begging For It by Lilah Pace

Review: Begging For It by Lilah Pace

Begging for It (Asking for It, #2) by Lilah Pace on September 1st 2015 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance Series: Asking For It #2 Source: ARC via publisher Pages: 352 The provocative author of Asking for It once again explores the dark side of erotic obsession, and the secrets that make it as dangerous as it is irresistible. Some secrets should only be shared in the dark. Jonah and Vivienne’s erotic bond—living out raw scenarios of captivity and force—began as no-strings sex between strangers who shared the same desires. Now the intimacy between them is turning into love, but it’s a love built on fantasies so extreme that exploring them makes guilt inescapable. But the risks they’re taking are far more dangerous than they’d imagined. A stalker is terrorizing the city, and one of Jonah’s ex-lovers names him as a potential suspect to the police. Standing by […]

Posted September 3, 2015 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson on February 3, 2015 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Suspense, Thrillers Source: Audiobook, ebook A devious tale of psychological suspense involving sex, deception, and an accidental encounter that leads to murder. This is a modern re-imagining of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train from the author of the acclaimed The Girl with a Clock for a Heart. On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. But their game turns dark when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.” From there, Ted and Lily’s […]

Posted August 28, 2015 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Racing the Sun by Karina Halle

Review: Racing the Sun by Karina Halle

Racing the Sun by Karina Halle on July 28, 2015 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Romance Source: ARC via author From the New York Times bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky comes a new adult novel about a young woman who becomes a nanny in Capri and falls for her charges’ bad-boy brother. It’s time for twenty-four-year-old Amber MacLean to face the music. After a frivolous six months of backpacking through New Zealand, Australia, and Southeast Asia, she finds herself broke on the Mediterranean without enough money for a plane ticket home to California. There are worse places to be stuck than the gorgeous coastline of southern Italy, but the only job she manages to secure involves teaching English to two of the brattiest children she’s ever met. It doesn’t help that the children are under the care of their brooding older brother, Italian ex-motorcycle racer Desiderio Larosa. […]

Posted August 3, 2015 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review, Excerpt + Giveaway: Caged – Takedown Teague by Shay Savage

Review, Excerpt + Giveaway: Caged – Takedown Teague by Shay Savage

Takedown Teague by Shay Savage on July 14, 2015 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Series: Caged #1 Source: ARC via author This is not made for TV. This is the raw, brutal underground of no-holds-barred combat. Inside the cage there is nothing but me and the pain I inflict on those who dare enter. In the cage, I never have to worry about anyone but myself. Yet, when she began standing outside of the cage, everything changed. I was no longer fighting for the money or the glory – I was fighting for her. Excerpt “Are you just stupid?” I probably would have gone on, but she wrapped her arms around herself and glared up at me. “Stop yelling at me!” she screamed.  She turned away, but I saw her reach up with the back of her hand to swoop underneath her eyes. Shit. I turned […]

Posted July 14, 2015 by Bethany in Giveaways, Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

AudioBook Review: YOU by Caroline Kepnes

AudioBook Review: YOU by Caroline Kepnes

YOU by Caroline Kepnes on September 30, 2014 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Suspense, Thrillers Series: YOU #1 When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card. There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting. As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles […]

Posted July 10, 2015 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: CHASING RIVER (Burying Water #3) by K.A. Tucker

Review: CHASING RIVER (Burying Water #3) by K.A. Tucker

Chasing River (Burying Water, #3) by K.A. Tucker on July 7th 2015 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Series: Burying Water #3 Source: ARC via publisher Armed with two years’ worth of savings and the need to experience life outside the bubble of her Oregon small town, twenty-five-year old Amber Welles is prepared for anything. Except dying in Dublin. Had it not been for the bravery of a stranger, she might have. But he takes off before she has the chance to offer her gratitude. Twenty-four-year-old River Delaney is rattled. No one was supposed to get hurt. But then that American tourist showed up. He couldn’t let her die, but he also couldn’t risk being identified at the scene—so, he ran. Back to his everyday life of running his family’s pub. Only, everyday life is getting more and more complicated, thanks to his brother, Aengus, […]

Posted July 7, 2015 by Erin in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments