Category: Reviews

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

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