Category: Reviews

Quick Review: The Angels’ Share by J.R. Ward

Quick Review: The Angels’ Share by J.R. Ward

The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings) by J.R. Ward on July 26, 2016 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Family Life, Fiction, Romance Source: Audiobook Pages: 426 #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward delivers the second novel in her Bourbon Kings series—a sweeping saga of a Southern dynasty struggling to maintain a façade of privilege and prosperity, while secrets and indiscretions threaten its very foundation… In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society—just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder… No one is above suspicion—especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The bad blood between him and his […]

Posted October 8, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: Follow Me by Tiffany Snow

Review + Giveaway: Follow Me by Tiffany Snow

Follow Me (Corrupted Hearts, #1) by Tiffany Snow on October 4, 2016 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense Series: Corrupted Hearts #1 Source: ARC via publisher Pages: 304 Brilliant, quirky twenty-three-year-old China Mack is totally satisfied with her carefully ordered, data-driven life. A computer prodigy who landed a coveted programming job at the cutting-edge tech company Cysnet before even graduating from MIT, China is happiest when following her routine: shower before coffee, pizza only on Mondays, bedtime at ten thirty sharp. But then things start to get a little…unpredictable. First Jackson Cooper—Cysnet’s rich, gorgeous, genius CEO—assigns China to a dangerous and highly classified project for a government defense contractor. Her sixteen-year-old runaway niece suddenly arrives in town, begging to move in with China. And then there’s her sexy but oddly unsettling new neighbor, Clark… Quickly the Cysnet assignment becomes disconcerting—and then downright scary—as key staffers turn […]

Posted October 4, 2016 by Bethany in Giveaways, Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: Sweet Dreams by Nina Lane

Review: Sweet Dreams by Nina Lane

Sweet Dreams (Sugar Rush #1) by Nina Lane on September 20th 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance Source: ARC via author Pages: 272 A new standalone sexy contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Nina Lane! He may own a candy company, but this wealthy bachelor is no Willy Wonka. Sugar Rush Candy Company CEO Luke Stone is a devoted businessman who doesn’t do relationships. He does short-term affairs with clearly defined rules. But when a sexy bohemian angel propositions him in a bar, Luke is tempted to want more. Polly Lockhart is horrified when she wakes the morning after her twenty-third birthday to realize she made a fool of herself with a sinfully delicious man. She tells herself she doesn’t have time for romance anyway, as she’s fighting to keep her mother’s beloved bakery afloat and finish her culinary studies. That all changes when her […]

Posted September 27, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review, Playlist & Giveaway: Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens

Review, Playlist & Giveaway: Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens

Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens on August 23rd 2016 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Source: ARC via publisher Pages: 384 Too fast, too furious-and way too hot to handle . . . Mackenzie Cox has a lot to prove. Daughter of a racing legend, she is eager to show the world that she has inherited her father’s talent in the male-dominated sport of professional motorcycle racing. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team’s newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Plucked from the world of illegal street racing, Hayden immediately gets under Kenzie’s skin. His insinuations that Kenzie is a spoiled princess who was handed her career fuels her desire to win, and much to her surprise, Kenzie soon learns she performs better when she’s racing against Hayden. As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy […]

Posted September 6, 2016 by Bethany in Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments

Spoiler-Free Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Spoiler-Free Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover on August 2, 2016 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, New Adult, Romance Source: Audiobook Pages: 367 Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself […]

Posted August 12, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 1 Comment

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