Category: Reviews

Review: Reaper’s Fire by Joanna Wylde

Review: Reaper’s Fire by Joanna Wylde

Reaper’s Fire by Joanna Wylde on August 9th 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Romance Series: Reapers MC #6 Source: ARC via publisher Pages: 381 New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the “wild and raw”* world of the Reapers MC with the story of Gage and Tinker…   The club comes first.   I’ve lived by those words my whole life—assumed I’d die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She’s beautiful, she’s loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes . . . She deserves a good man—one better than me. I can’t take her yet because the club still needs me. There’s another woman, another job, another fight just ahead.   Now she’ll learn I’ve been lying […]

Posted August 10, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 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

Audiobook Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Audiobook Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) by Renee Ahdieh on May 12th 2015 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult Source: Audiobook Pages: 416 A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with […]

Posted March 16, 2016 by Bethany in 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

Review + Giveaway: Play to Win by Tiffany Snow

Review + Giveaway: Play to Win by Tiffany Snow

Play to Win (Risky Business, #3) by Tiffany Snow Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense Source: ARC via publisher PLAY FAIR . . . OR PLAY TO WIN? Falling in love with polar-opposite men was an intoxicating ride that nearly ended Sage Reese’s life. Now it’s time for Sage to decide: Parker, the clean-cut, filthy-rich business magnate . . . or Ryker, the tough-as-nails undercover detective. Her choice? Neither. Because she can’t stand the thought of coming between two brothers-in-arms finally trying to repair their friendship. Yet not everyone feels the same way, including a mysterious woman who’s come to Ryker and Parker for help. Sage knows firsthand how hard it is for the two former Marines to resist a damsel in distress. But something just doesn’t feel right. Now there’s a danger closing in that only Sage can see, and she intends to do everything she can to protect Parker […]

Posted March 9, 2016 by Bethany in Giveaways, Reviews / 13 Comments

Quick Review: Into The Dim by Janet B. Taylor

Quick Review: Into The Dim by Janet B. Taylor

Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor on March 1, 2016 Goodreads Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult Series: Into the Dim #1 Source: ARC via publisher Pages: 437 When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing.      Addictive, romantic, and rich with historical detail, Into the Dim is an Outlander for teens.  Review Into the Dim was […]

Posted March 1, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review + Excerpt: We Were Here by Daisy Prescott

Review + Excerpt: We Were Here by Daisy Prescott

We Were Here by Daisy Prescott on February 19, 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Series: Modern Love Stories #0.5 Source: ARC via author Pages: 360 In the 90s … texting involved paper and a pen … … our selfies were Polaroids … … our favorite music was on mix tapes. Sex was dangerous, music was raw, and falling in love felt nostalgic. We were friends and lovers. We thought we knew everything. We knew nothing. We were here. This is the story of seven college friends, falling in and out of love, and discovering who they are. Set in the early 1990s, a time before the internet, social media, and smart phones, We Were Here is the prequel to Geoducks Are For Lovers. It can be read as a standalone New Adult romance. Excerpt Selah, Freshman Year   “Miss Elmore.” Great. Despite most definitely being […]

Posted February 26, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: Specimen by Shay Savage

Review + Giveaway: Specimen by Shay Savage

Specimen by Shay Savage on February 24, 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Erotica, Romance, Science Fiction Source: ARC via author I awaken in a laboratory.I don’t know who I am. I’m inexplicably drawn to the doctor who cares for me. She tells me I’ve been altered, that I’m stronger and faster, that I’ll be a key component in a war between corporations. She says I volunteered for this. She says I volunteered to be transformed, but I have no way of knowing if what she says is true. Something isn’t right. My memories have been taken, wiped clean, but dreams begin to slip into my conscious mind. I can’t let anyone know when that happens, or they’ll remove my memories again. Somewhere inside of me, I know I need to remember something important. I’m fighting a war I don’t understand, and the one woman I rely on can’t be […]

Posted February 24, 2016 by Bethany in Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

Review: Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

Hidden Bodies (You, #2) by Caroline Kepnes on February 23rd 2016 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Romance, Suspense, Thrillers Series: YOU #2 Source: ARC via publisher Pages: 448 In the compulsively readable follow-up to her widely acclaimed debut novel, You, Caroline Kepnes weaves a tale that Booklist calls “the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman.” Hidden Bodies marks the return of a voice that Stephen King described as original and hypnotic, and through the divisive and charmingly sociopathic character of Joe Goldberg, Kepnes satirizes and dissects our culture, blending suspense with scathing wit. Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with […]

Posted February 23, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 3 Comments

Dual Review, Excerpt + Giveaway: Ninja at First Sight & Happily Ever Ninja by Penny Reid

Dual Review, Excerpt + Giveaway: Ninja at First Sight & Happily Ever Ninja by Penny Reid

Happily Ever Ninja (Knitting in the City Book 5) by Penny Reid on January 19, 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Suspense Source: ARC via author, ebook This is a full length, 100k word novel, and is the 5th book in the Knitting in the City Series. All books in the series can be read as a standalone except book #1.5 There are three things you need to know about Fiona Archer… I would tell you what they are, but then I’d have to kill you. But I can tell you that Fiona’s husband—the always irrepressible and often cantankerous Greg Archer—is desperately in love with his wife. He aches for her when they are apart, and is insatiable when they are together. Yet as the years pass, Greg has begun to suspect that Fiona is a ninja. A ninja mom. A ninja wife. A ninja friend. […]

Posted February 10, 2016 by Bethany in Giveaways, Reviews / 1 Comment