[Book Review] Ditched – R.C. Boldt

Synopsis

He’s playing for the heart she’s had sidelined for years.IVY HAYES
Dating can be a rocky journey. Once the new shine wears off, you may end up with a case of buyer’s remorse.

That’s where I come in. I set the backdrop and coach you through the breakup.

Don’t want overblown drama, hard feelings, or a drink tossed in your face? Then I’m your fairy godmother, child.

BECKET JONES
As an NFL quarterback, endorsement ads and the media pandering after me are all part of the game.

Ivy Hayes is the first woman who doesn’t care about my money and the notoriety that goes along with it.

But I’m a long-term guy, and she operates strictly in the now. Which means I need to bring my A-game.

Otherwise, I’ll end up getting ditched.


Quick Stats

Page Length: 300
Publication Year: 3rd April 2018
Characters: Becket and Ivy


Review

*I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Ivy doesn’t do relationships and she certainly doesnt do love, her day job is helping people find the right way to break things of with thier significant other. Becket Jones on the other hand is all about commitment and when he and Ivy meet he makes it his mission to convince Ivy to give love a chance.

So when I started this bok I some how didn’t realise that Becket is the Becket from He Love’s Me… KNOT! AKA Emma-Janes BFF! I adored Becket in that book so it was a real treat to discover that this book was all about him. Just before I continue, it doesn’t matter if you haven’t read He Love’s me…KNOT this book is a standalone.

It’s Emma-Jane who initiates contact between Ivy and Becket and she does it in the most hilerious way! I won’t spoil it but was just brilliant. I liked Ivy, her main issues with love and committment stem from a childhood trauma that has never really been fully resolved and the way she has been coping with was to just hide away from the world, eventually this is resolved and she is all the better for it.

I loved Becket! He is such a lovely guy, the complete opposite of your normal sterotypical jock. He was so patient and understanding of Ivy, it was really heart warming to read. It’s always a pleasure to read a story where the guy is just normal and nice and not overly cavemanish.

I thought the story itself was very well developed and very entertaining. Overal this really was a top notch read. I’m really hoping there will be a story about Ivy’s sister next.

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My Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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[Book Review] Come a Little Closer – Kim Karr

Synopsis

I haven’t always been this bad…

Up until recently, I was the kind of girl who wore white cotton panties and bent at the knees rather than the waist.

Pomp and circumstance changed all that.

Jaxson Cassidy was my first taste of bad, and I liked it more than I should have. Just not in the way I was meant to. I couldn’t help myself though. I found him irresistible. That sexy grin, those skilled fingers, and that dirty, dirty mouth were a lethal combination.

I wasn’t supposed to want him. I wasn’t supposed to let him put his hands on me. I wasn’t supposed to do a lot of things…but I did.

He wants to keep me close.
I should push him away.

He says he can help me.
I’m not so sure.

For some reason, he thinks there’s good left in me.
What if he’s wrong?

Everyone knows a good boy can’t turn a bad girl around.
Everyone knows it’s always the other way.
Everyone…except him.


Quick Stats

Publication Year:  28th March 2018
Characters: Sadie, Jaxon


Review

*I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Sadie gets fired from her job and is involved in an accident all on the same day. With her life crumbling around her she makes a run for it to Antigua, where she bumps into Jaxon,  the man she thought she had let at the airport.

I usually really enjoy Kim Karr’s books but I felt like something was missing from this one. The story wasn’t bad it just didn’t excite me. I thought Sadie and Jaxon to be slightly annoying at times for different reasons. Sadie because of her lack of self-confidence and Jaxons cavemanishness was overbearing.

Towards the end, the story does get a bit more interesting so it was definitely worth finishing and not a complete waste of time.

My Rating 3/5 🌟 🌟 🌟

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Take Place in Another Country

“Top Ten Tuesday, this was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010. It’s now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together”

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s theme is Books that take place in another country:

  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  2. A Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey
  3. Burning Moon by Jo Watson
  4. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
  5. Come a Little Closer by Kim Karr
  6. Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon
  7. The Love Academy by Belinda Jones
  8. Settling the Score by R.S. Grey
  9. The Black Blossom by C.J. Anya
  10. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

 

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[Book Review] Our Unscripted Story – L.A. Fiore

Synopsis

Greyson Ratcliffe. I met him at sixteen, the hot new guy sitting on my jetty, an aspiring artist just passing through. He was my first kiss and my first love. I wanted forever with him. I didn’t even get a year.

Five years later, I’m a budding writer who scripts stories of love and struggle, the good and the bad and the ups and the downs. He’s a star on the rise; his wicked talent and crazy good looks have his face plastered on countless magazines. We move in two different worlds and still our paths cross again. We’re older and wiser and as crazy about each other as we had been as teenagers.

My medium is words and my imagination is limitless, but not even I could have written the incredible journey we traveled to our happily-ever-after. Life isn’t like fiction, and the greatest love stories don’t follow a script.


Quick Stats

Page Length: 348
Publication Year: 29th March 2018
Characters: Alexis and Greyson


Review

*I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Alexis and Greyson meet as teenagers and fall head over heels in love, only to be ripped apart after a few months of being together. 5 years later their paths cross again and with it a chance to reconnect.

This story didn’t go the way I expected it to at all. I was thinking this was going to be a light-hearted romantic read about high school sweethearts who get a second chance at love, which it was to a degree but it was a nice surprise that there was so much more to the story.

This book is told in the alternate perspectives of Greyson and Alexis. Sometimes swapping back and forth multiple times during each chapter, which meant you always had some idea about what each person was thinking. Both characters were well developed and had interesting backgrounds which gave them lots of depth.

I really enjoyed the ups and down that Alexis and Greyson went through, it wasn’t all plain sailing for them but their determination to stay together no matter what was really admirable.

The only slightly negative was that for most of the story Greyson came across as the perfect guy but this resolved towards the end when some of his more negative traits came to light, so it wasn’t really that much of an issue.

Overall I really liked this story and I would recommend.

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My Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Cover Reveal​: Ditched by R.C Boldt

Gah!! I’m such an airhead sometimes! I totally forgot to post this last week so I’m really sorry its late! Here is the cover reveal for Ditched!

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Synopsis

 He’s playing for the heart she’s had sidelined for years.

 IVY HAYES

Dating can be a rocky journey. Once the new shine wears off, you may end up with a case of buyer’s remorse.

That’s where I come in. I set the backdrop and coach you through the breakup.

Don’t want overblown drama, hard feelings, or a drink tossed in your face? Then I’m your fairy godmother, child.

BECKET JONES

As an NFL quarterback, endorsement ads and the media pandering after me are all part of the game.

Ivy Hayes is the first woman who doesn’t care about my money and the notoriety that goes along with it.

But I’m a long-term guy, and she operates strictly in the now. Which means I need to bring my A-game.

Otherwise, I’ll end up getting ditched.

Ditched is out on 3rd April 2018


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About the Author

 RC Boldt currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.

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Cover Reveals: Flawed and Bent By Kim Karr

Happy Anniversary to the Connections Series!
Coming in Summer 2018, check out the covers of FLAWED & BENT by Kim Karr!

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From New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr comes a brand new powerful standalone in the Connections Series.

We each had a plan.
We knew what we were doing.
Until love got in our way.

Him:
The first time I laid eyes on Gemma Ross, she belonged to another man. He literally owned her. I hated the very thought.
I wanted her to be mine.

Even though I knew I shouldn’t, I couldn’t help but watch the way she swayed her hips when she walked in my direction, raise a brow when she pretended not to notice me, get excited over the way her skin prickled whenever she got close.
I turned her on.

Thinking about her like that wasn’t part of the plan. Getting addicted to the way she arched beneath me wasn’t part of the plan. Caring about what happened to her was definitely not part of the plan.
F*ck me.

Now my plan has to be altered. I can’t allow her to get caught in the crossfire. She has to leave, but she insists on staying. She has a secret—a reason she allows herself to belong to that obnoxious prick. She won’t tell me what she’s hiding unless I tell her why I need to know.
I can’t do that.

There’s another way to get what I want—a little game of cat and mouse. And I’m a really good hunter. Her being gone is for the best. This isn’t love. It can’t be.

Or that’s what I keep telling myself.

Her:
The first time Caleb Holt strode into the room I was certain I knew his type. A man too gorgeous for his own good, he was sexy, brooding, and so full of himself, I thought he could easily be fooled.
I was wrong.

Those brilliant green eyes followed me everywhere. I swore he could see into my soul, read my determination, uncover my secrets with just one glance.
It worried me.

I should have stayed away from him, but I couldn’t fight the searing desire that flowed through my veins and the burning passion that coated my skin.
I didn’t really want to.

Before him, I had a plan to get back what was taken from me. The cost was irrelevant. Now I’m not sure I can sell my soul to the devil because I fear it belongs to him. The problem is he has a plan of his own, and I can’t risk his plan taking priority over mine.

Not even for him.
Not even for love.
So game on.

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Our passion burns hotter than a wildfire.

My life with my husband is what dreams are made of. We have a love that knows no bounds and nothing compares to being married to him.

There’s only one thing missing.

A baby.

Every month I hold that white stick in my hand and hope beyond hope it turns positive. It’s been five long years but today that tiny little plus sign finally appears. Now everything with River Wilde is perfect, and nothing can change that.

Nothing.

Life is sweeter than any fantasy.

Her lips are like sugar. Her body is my temple. Her soul belongs to me.

And now that she’s having my baby, happiness is all I see when I look at her.

That is until it isn’t.

I never imagined a short ride to the beach just hours after discovering we were pregnant would turn dark and dangerous. That the ghosts of our past had somehow wormed their way out of their bottomless black hole in order to reign down utter chaos on our lives.

With everything I hold close to my heart on the line, I’ll do whatever it takes to protect what’s mine.

There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for Dahlia London.

Nothing.

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About the Author:

Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic * Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner

Kim Karr is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life and creating romances that are page worthy. Her stories are raw, real, and explosive. Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel. And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy. From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire to the Football Player. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered businesswoman to the boutique owner. No two storylines are ever alike. If Kim’s not writing, you can find her wandering through antique stores with her husband, trying out new fitness classes with her sons, venturing out to new coffee shops with her daughter, or with her nose stuck in a book.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring TBR

“Top Ten Tuesday, this was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010. It’s now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together”

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s theme is Books on my Spring TBR List. I’ve made the assumption that this applies to books that are already released as well as new releases, so without further ado, I present my choices:

  1. Children of Blood and Bone – Toni Adeyemi
  2. A Court of Frost and Starlight – Sarah J. Maas
  3. Brave Enough -Katie Gordon
  4. Whole New Crowd – Tijan
  5. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeymoon
  6. The Retribution of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin
  7. Ditched – R.C Boldt
  8. Our Unscripted Story – L.A. Fiore
  9. Cinder – Marissa Meyer
  10. Heart of Iron – Ashley Poston

 

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[Book Review] Pestilence – Laura Thalassa

Synopsis

They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.

Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed.

Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her … and hers towards him.

And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she’ll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.


Quick Stats

Page Length: 307
Publication Year: 20th March 2018
Characters: Sara, Pestilence


Review

I received an advanced copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.

The end is nigh, the four horsemen have come to earth to bring about the apocalypse; Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death. Sara’s town in next on Pestilence’s list, determined to bring him down Sara attempts to kill him not knowing that he is in fact indestructible. After  Pestilence recovers from Sara’s attempts to kill him, he takes her as his prisoner as punishment, after all, suffering is made for the living.  But the longer they travel together the less Sara feels like a hostage and soon she must face her feelings.

I’m trying to find a way to adequately convey how much I loved this book. I was so excited to get an ARC as I have been highly anticipating the release since I first heard about this book at the end of last year and the cover is just so beautiful too.

I loved everything about Sara’s Character, she is stubborn, brave, determined and compassionate and most of all not whiny or boring which was a refreshing change. I found connecting with her really easy. I liked how she was written, like an everyday run of the mill person who was living a normal life and until the world turned to shit. Lots of her inner thoughts had me laughing on more than one occasion.

Pestilence… damn.. he is such a complex character, sent to earth with one mission: to spread the plague which he does and it’s his singular focus until Sara. I liked the pacing the relationship between him and Sara, it was just right, I didn’t begin to like him until Sara did. Seeing him (through Sara’s eyes) slowly beginning to understand that humans aren’t just two-dimensional beings was really something.

The story itself was addictive I finished it in a day it was that good. There are many ups and downs, you get to see a variety of ways mankind acts when the worst has happened and they are not all good reactions and I really think that gave this story a real believable feel to it.

Overall this was a really epic read, one of my favorites of this year so far and I really can’t recommend this enough.

My Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Pestilence is out on March 20 2018 Pre-order here:

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About the Author

7152490Found in the forest when she was young, Laura Thalassa was raised by fairies, kidnapped by werewolves, and given over to vampires as repayment for a hundred year debt. She’s been brought back to life twice, and, with a single kiss, she woke her true love from eternal sleep. She now lives happily ever after with her undead prince in a castle in the woods.
… or something like that anyway.

When not writing, Laura can be found scarfing down guacamole, hoarding chocolate for the apocalypse, or curled up on the couch with a good book.

 

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[Book Review] Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi

Synopsis

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a -year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.


Quick Stats

Page Length: 336
Publication Year: 2011
Characters: Adam Kent, Juliette Ferrars, and Aaron Warner Anderson


Review

The as we know it is over, 17 year old Juliette has been taken away from society because her touch is deadly. She has spent the last 4 years in solitary confinement that the Establishment has put her in and now they want to use her as a weapon.

I didn’t love or hate this book, it peaked my interest though and that’s what kept me reading. Juliette’s ability is intriguing and I’m eager to learn more about it. Adam is one of the other main characters and I really feel like this book didn’t even properly touch on what is really going on with him.

Overall I think that it was a good opening book but I really wanted more story, so I’ll definitely be reading the rest of the series.

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My Rating 3/5 🌟 🌟 🌟

 

Release Day Promotion – Crazy, Madly, Deeply by Lily White

Welcome to the Release Promotion of Crazy Madly Deeply by Lily White!!!

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Holden sees things.
Lots of things.
Things we would call ugly, but he believes are beautiful.

He paints sad pictures.
And strums lonely guitars.
He drowns out the taunting voices while shunning the expected norms.

I let them hurt him.
I wasn’t strong enough to speak out.
I hurt him, too, only to prove I wasn’t just like him.

But then I saw him.
I heard him.
I learned why Holden wasn’t CRAZY like they said.

I loved him MADLY.
I fell for him DEEPLY.
And alone, I decided to save a man who was the most beautiful of us all.

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Lily White is a dark writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series (Her Master’s Courtesan and Her Master’s Teacher), Target This, Hard Roads, and Asylum. She’s co-authored Serial (a four part serial series). When she isn’t writing as Lily White you can find other books by her under M.S. Willis where she has penned the Control Series, the Estate Series, Because of Ellison (contemporary romance), and Standard Romance Story (Romance Comedy). Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.

In addition to writing, Lily is an avid reader, gummy bear slayer, and a gold medalist in puppy naps.

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