Category: Reviews

Review + Giveaway: Becoming Mrs. Lockwood by K.I. Lynn

Review + Giveaway: Becoming Mrs. Lockwood by K.I. Lynn

Becoming Mrs. Lockwood by K.I. Lynn on January 30, 2017 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance Source: ARC via author Every girl has dreams of meeting Prince Charming, or at least I know I did. A fairy tale-like meeting of love at first sight.Real life and fairy tales are very different. I’m just a small town Indiana girl that had a chance encounter with one of Hollywood’s golden boys. You may think you know where this story goes—not even close. Life is different. Marriage is hard. It’s even worse when you’re strangers. Review Hollywood romances are my ultimate guilty pleasure when it comes to reading. I tend to gravitate to them, and I can never pass one up. There’s just something intriguing to me about the rich and famous hero falling for the girl next door. It is one of the most enjoyable tropes in the romance genre. […]

Posted January 30, 2017 by Bethany in Giveaways, 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

Review + Excerpt: One Careful Owner by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Review + Excerpt: One Careful Owner by Jane Harvey-Berrick

One Careful Owner by Jane Harvey-Berrick on January 2, 2017 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Romance Source: ARC via author Pages: 234 Alex is lost and alone, with only his dog, Stan for company. He doesn’t expect kindness from anyone anymore, but sometimes hope can be found in the most unlikely places. He has a second chance at happiness, but there’s a dark side to Alex, and a reason that more than one person has called him crazy. Single mother Dawn is doing just fine. Except that her ex- is a pain in the a**, her sister isn’t speaking to her, and her love life is on the endangered list. At least her job as a veterinarian is going well. Until a crazy-looking guy arrives at her office accompanied by an aging dog with toothache. Or maybe Alex Winters isn’t so crazy after all, just … different. Dawn realizes […]

Posted January 6, 2017 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Excerpt + Review + Giveaway: A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole

Excerpt + Review + Giveaway: A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole

A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole on November 27, 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: New Adult, Romance Source: ARC via author Pages: 290 To most people, princes, princesses, counts and dukes are found only in the pages of the most famous of fairytales. Crowns, priceless jewels and gilded thrones belong only in childhood dreams.But for some, these frivolous fancies are truth. For some, they are real life. On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, people have always treated me as someone special. All because of my ancestral name and legacy. All because of a connection I share to our home country’s most important family of all.I am Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma. A blue blood of Italy. I was born to marry well. And now the marriage date is set. I am to marry into House Savona. The family that would have been the royals had Italy not abolished […]

Posted December 1, 2016 by Bethany in Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: Beard Science by Penny Reid

Review + Giveaway: Beard Science by Penny Reid

Beard Science (Winston Brothers, #3) by Penny Reid on October 11th 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Humor, New Adult, Romance Source: ARC via author Pages: 384 Make a deal with the devil and you might get what you want, but will it be what you need? Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate. And desperate times call for Cletus Winston. Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So… what’s a maniacal […]

Posted November 3, 2016 by Bethany in Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments

Audiobook Review: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Audiobook Review: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood on August 9, 2016 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Coming of Age, Family Life, Fiction, Romance Source: Audiobook Pages: 353 As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It’s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts […]

Posted October 25, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

Review + Giveaway: Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas on October 21, 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Dark, Erotica, New Adult, Romance, Young Adult Source: ARC via author Pages: 371 “We were perfect together. Until we met.” Misha I can’t help but smile at the words in her letter. She misses me. In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed. It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever… And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us. Her letters are always on […]

Posted October 21, 2016 by Bethany in Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Filthy Rich by Raine Miller

Review: Filthy Rich by Raine Miller

Filthy Rich (Blackstone Dynasty, #1) by Raine Miller on November 15th 2016 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Romance Pages: 293 Billionaire Caleb Blackstone lives in the glamorous world of wealth and success, with every material luxury. But the moment he sees Brooke Casterley, none of that matters. Caleb is filled with a raw, undeniable need that he can’t ignore…for a girl who is so completely different from everything and everyone he’s ever known. Only Brooke isn’t looking for love. She knows all too well just how much damage the wrong guy can do. Still, what sane, broke British girl can resist the charms of an incredibly sexy, chivalrous billionaire? What starts as flirtation quickly turns into all-consuming passion. Nothing could have prepared her for the searing heat of Caleb’s touch—or just how much she craves him. Their whirlwind romance is the stuff of high-society fantasy—but for every […]

Posted October 19, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Win Some, Lose Some by Shay Savage

Review: Win Some, Lose Some by Shay Savage

Win Some, Lose Some by Shay Savage on October 18, 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Coming of Age, New Adult, Romance, Young Adult Source: ARC via author Pages: 352 For Matthew Rohan, every day is a struggle. Each task others complete without thinking is a challenge for him. Recently orphaned, he has to finish the last few months of high school and take care of his disabled sister on his own. When Mayra comes into his life, his comfortable routines implode. Matthew can’t handle change, but Mayra is unrelenting in her quest to understand him, to show him acceptance and maybe even love. When she breaks through his shell, Matthew’s world will never be the same again. An awkward boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, a persistent girl who pulls him out of his isolated existence, and a lottery ticket that will change their lives forever. Review Win Some, Lose Some […]

Posted October 18, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments