[Book Review] Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

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A brand new romantic comedy from your favorite snort-laughing duo!

Liam

The moment Sadie Matthews walks through the daycare center door, I feel my world tilt in her direction. Again. I fell for her when I was fourteen, and I’m still not over her. Problem: she still thinks of me as a teen she used to babysit. But I’ve learned a few things about pleasing a woman in the last fifteen years. I can’t wait to show her how good it could be. I need to move quickly before I lose her again. This is more than a game to me, but I still plan to win.

Sadie

I’ve just survived the worst year of my life. As a single mom of twin toddlers, I don’t have time for a man. I barely have time to finish a thought. Who knew that Liam McAllister would grow up to be so devastating? He’s everything my husband was not: tall, built, and willing to have a tea party with my girls.

I can’t possibly get involved with him. He’s too young for me. Too handsome. But he’s so persuasive…


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Publication Date: 14th August 2018
Page Length: 451
Characters: Sadie, Liam


Review

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

Yes, it’s Sadie’s turn! I’ve been waiting really impatiently for this one ever since ever since Man Card and it was flipping fantastic!! So worth waiting for. 

Sadie is attempting to get back in the dating game when she bumps into the boy she used to babysit at the nursery where her twins go. Liam is no longer the 14y ear old kid she remembers, he’s full grown and devastatingly handsome. 

The attraction between these two is intense! It’s seriously hot. I really liked the storyline of older women, younger man it made a refreshing change from the norm. I loved Liam he is just great and he’s definitely a guy that a lot of Mom’s will swoon over, hell I thought he was swoony with Sadie’s girls and I don’t like children so that’s something! 

I was so pleased that Sadie finally found someone that appreciated her and that she got the happy ending she deserved. 

I’m so hoping for another book… maybe one about Sadie’s Sister? 🤞🏻

My Rating 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


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[Book Review] Not So Nice Guy by R.S. Grey

Syn

“Oh my god. Who is that?”
I get asked this question a lot.
“Oh him?” I reply. “That’s justIan.”

JustIan is the biggest understatement of the century. Just the Mona Lisa. Just the Taj Mahal. Just Ian, with his boring ol’ washboard abs and dime-a-dozen dimpled smile.

Just Ian is…just my best friend.

We’re extremely close, stuck so deep inside a Jim-and-Pam-style friendzone everyone at work assumes we’re a couple—that is until one day, word spreads through the teacher’s lounge that he’s single. Fair game. Suddenly, it’s open season on Ian.

He should be reveling in all the newfound attention, but to our mutual surprise, the only attention he seems to want is mine.

He’s turning our formerly innocent nightly chats into X-rated phone calls. Our playful banter sports a new, dangerous edge.

I want to assume he’s playing a prank on me, just pushing my buttons like always—but when Ian lifts me onto the desk in my classroom and slides his hands up my skirt, he doesn’t leave a lot of room for confusion.

I’m a little scared of things going south, of losing my best friend because I can’t keep my hands to myself. So, I’m just going to back away and not return this earth-shattering kiss—oh who am I kidding?!

Goodbye Ian, ol’ buddy, ol’ pal!

Helloooo mister not so nice guy.

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Publication Date: 9th August 2018
Page Length: 273
Characters: Ian, Sam


Review

*I recieved an advanced copy of this book from the auther in exchange for an honest review*

I laughed a lot reading this books, R.S.Grey is one of my favorite romance authors. I will read anything this women writes she is just so bloody funny. Sam and Ian have been best friends for 3 years, they have also been secretly in love with one onther for roughly the same time.

I think for the first time I loved both of these characters equally, both of them are so cute and I really liked their friendship. The sexual tension between them is sizzles, there’s as phone sex scene that was particular steamy! The ending is so satisifying and just Sam and Ian it reallt gives you all the feels!

There’s so much more that I could tell you about this book but I dont’ want give any spoilers! Just buy this because you won’t be disappointed.

My Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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About R.S. Grey

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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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[Blog Tour] Book Review: Bossy Nights by Liv Morris

Bossy Nights, an all-new “sizzling and sexy” office romance, from USA Today bestselling author Liv Morris is available NOW!

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I’ve landed in New York City with my resume in one hand and my V-card in the other. The resume? I’ll give to any man on the street. The other? Well . . . I won’t settle for anything less than lightning bolt chemistry and so far no one has flipped that switch.

Until I meet Barclay Hammond, CEO of the most prestigious publishing house in NYC and the city’s most eligible bachelor.

He’s commanding.

Charming.

Gorgeous.

And my new boss.

The raw attraction between us is off the charts. Late nights together in the city, the looks he gives me across the boardroom table make him impossible to resist. I want him to be the one and he wants me too…

There’s only one BIG problem. Sleeping with your boss is strictly forbidden at Hammond Press.

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Excerpt

“Where are we going?” She turns a curious eye toward me, tilting her head to the side. I glance over my shoulder as I guide her a few steps away and around a corner.

“Trust me?” She nods, and I point to the closed door in front of us.

“The cloakroom?” she asks with a teasing smile.

“Shush,” I whisper, twisting the handle to see if it’s locked. It moves in my hand. I’m in luck.

I open the door wide enough for us both to slide inside, then leave it cracked a few inches so a sliver of light streams in. Aside from a few empty hangers on a rod, the room is bare.

“What are we doing in here?” Tessa asks, but her eager eyes give her away. She wants me as much as I want her.

“I need something from you before we join the others.” I lean forward and speak into her ear.

“What’s that?” she breathes.

“This.” I place my hands on her back. She shivers at my touch, following with a sweet sigh. My fingers trail over her velvety skin, lingering at the simple hook connecting her lone strap. If only we had more time. “Your skin’s so smooth and silky.”

I bend down and kiss her lips, and she returns it with a passion matching mine. Tessa links her fingers behind my neck, and we are lost in each other. Minutes later, when we both need to draw in a breath, I move my lips down her neck and over the exposed curves of her breasts.

“I want to taste all of you,” I say against her skin, and feel her pulse racing like mine.

Dropping to my knee, I bring my hands to the back of her toned legs, and trace the delicate skin behind her knees. Her muscles flex and release in anticipation. With a feather like touch, I inch up her thighs, finding the lacy edge of her panties. “Has anyone touched you here?”

“No one,” she blows out between labored breaths. She gazes down at me with eyes full of desire, but there’s a tentativeness in them I can’t ignore. My touches, and the promise of more between us, are new and unchartered territory for her.

I rise to my full height, changing our position. Looking down at her, I wonder if this beautiful woman is ready for what I want to do to her and what we can be together. I have to ease her into things, build her confidence. It should be her decision to freely give into the passion and trust me. Let me make her mine. I won’t push her from the base of the mountain to the peak in one night.  

“I want to be the first. Are you okay with that?” I run my fingers over the curve of her shoulders.

“Yes, please,” she begs.


Review

This was a fairly entertaining read. The romance a bit fast for my normal liking but it didn’t hamper things too much.

I liked Tessa, she was sweet and innocent typical girl from the South, she was a little naive at times but mostly pretty sensible. Barclay was kind meh he didn’t really excite me, intact I thought he was a bit boring most of the time. I enjoyed the chemistry between the two if them though and I thought that he was really good to Tessa, he didn’t rush her into anything she didn’t want to do and he tried to be the good guy.

Overall this was a nice light romantic read.

My Rating 3/5 🌟🌟🌟


Meet Liv Morris:

USA Today bestselling author Liv Morris resides in Manhattan with her first and hopefully last husband. She received a degree in communication from the University of Maryland. Liv has published many short stories for her Love in the City series (now a box set) and is featured in numerous anthologies.

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[Book Review] Bad Boy Rich by Kat T. Mason

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He called himself Bad Boy Rich.
The baddest boy in town.
Not my town, but the land of Hollywood.
A place where dreams come true, or—become your nightmare.
I was stuck somewhere in the middle.

After losing her job and forced to provide for her sick mother, Milana is offered the role of a lifetime—PA to the famous Emerson Chase—and dives head first into the world of the Rich…

Wesley Rich.

A self-proclaimed bad boy.
The ultimate heartbreaker, and—he’s Emerson’s ex-fiancé.
A lethal mix that Milana should stay away from.

Driven by sex, jealously and mind games, they form an obsessive love.
But everyone knows bad boys don’t play nice.
They play rough.
They get dirty.
And they’ll break you in the worst possible way.


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Publication Date: 24th July 2018
Page Length: 400
Characters: Milana, Wesley


Review

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

Oh jeez, this book really wasn’t my cup of tea. 

There was so much wrong with it and for once I know exactly where to start and it’s with this paragraph here: 

“He was awesome…except for when he got into a mood and acted like an overly hormonal teenager with a brooding face. And his obsession with my whereabouts and responding to his messages. Now that I think of it, it was borderline creepy. 

But the best-sex-you’ve-ever-had outweighs creepy by a longshot. This is what happens when your boyfriend is insanely sexy and has the stamina of a wild stallion. Your vagina becomes a bossy bitch and boy did she boss me around”

So by this logic, as long as the sex is great it gives a guy carte blanche to behave like an utter bell end?? It’s disturbing that she things like this and it gives a really bad message, I’m so sick of reading books where this sort of mindset is the norm. 

The story didn’t get better from this point it actually got worse. Thinking back this should have been a DNF because I wasted a good 3 hours reading this. Like it could have been redeemed if there characters and gotten their shit together before the last 3 pages of the book. 

I’m so done. 

My rating 1/5 🌟

[Book Review] Flip Trick – Amo Jones

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I did something I had never done before. 

I had a one-night stand. 

Then in true me fashion, I left my phone at his house during my desperate venture to escape.

I tried hard to ignore the texts sent to my best friend’s phone…

Amethyst: Sup, these selfies are cute as shit, but your lips looked better wrapped around my…

I did NOT text him back. 

I DID vow to never speak of him, or that night again… 

I’m Amethyst Lily Tatum, and up until this point, I’d managed to maintain a fairly low-key life. I’m what you would call a socially unacceptable hot mess. Instead of partying, I’m skating, flipping ollie’s over guys who loved to underestimate me. Then I started college, met a wild girl who I would soon call my best-friend, had my first drunk one-night stand, left my phone at his house, and then, when I finally managed to meet my mom’s new boyfriend, I found out that my one-night stand, was now my new stepbrother. 

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Publication Date: 2018
Characters: Amethyst, Maddox

Review

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

You know that feeling when you read the blurb of the book and you get really excited to read it because it sounds so good but then you read it and all you excitement is crushed because the story actually sucked…. Well that was this book. 

My man beef is with Maddox, he is just vile, don’t get me wrong I like a bad boy just as much as the next person but this guy was borderline abusive for no apparent reason. I don’t understand how he was suppose to be attractive when his personality was so ugly. 

I liked Amethyst in the beginning but second she got with with Maddox she became a winey self absorbed girl who could barely function without him! Hello this is the 21st century, its fine to wallow in that shit for a while but then you pull on your big girl panties and move the hell on, no guy is worth almost killing yourself over. 

There’s a whole twist at the end but it was so bored with the two main characters that I didn’t  care what was happening to them anymore. 

My Rating: 2/5 🌟🌟

[Book Review] The Four Day Fling by Emma Hart

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The Four Day Fling by Emma Hart

A standalone romantic comedy of epically awkward proportions, from New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart. 

Imagine this. You’re ready to leave after a one-night stand, and you’re figuring out how to—shock horror—leave your number and ask him to be your fake boyfriend for your sister’s wedding this weekend. When he wakes up. Well, that happened to me. And over coffee and omelets, I found myself a date. 

Which was how I ended up arriving at the wedding with a guy I knew nothing about. I didn’t know his last name, or how we met, or how long we’d been dating. I didn’t know where he grew up, what he’d majored in in college, or how many siblings he had. I sure as hell didn’t know he was Adam Winters, hotshot hockey player—and not only my father’s favorite player, but my little nephew’s freakin’ idol. Which means I’m in trouble. Big, big trouble. My mother is suspicious, my sister is bridezilla on crack, and my grandpa will tell anyone who’ll listen about his time in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Four days. I have to keep this up for four days, and then Adam and I can return to our regular lives, where we don’t have sex whenever we’re alone and my family aren’t interrogating him over his intentions with me. 

At least, that’s the plan. And we all know what happens to those.


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Publication date: 24th July 2018
Page Length: 219
Characters: Poppy, Adam


Review

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

This book had me chuckling from page one, its feel good, it’s funny and so entertaining. Poppy’s level of sass is of epic proportions, I loved her. 

Her family, on the other hand, particularly her mother is a complete nightmare and I completely understand why needs booze to get through her family gatherings.  

I loved Adam and her together, he just got her snark and threw it back at her, their banter is really what gave this book most of its humor and the ending just had all of the feels! It’s everything a rom-com should be. 

I don’t have anything negative to say because I thoroughly enjoyed this one, its the first book by Emma Hart that I have read so I’m really excited to check out more of her work! 

My rating 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


Author Bio

EmmaHartEmma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

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[Book Review] The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen

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Never ask a question unless you’re sure you want the truth.

I’ve been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. It’s just that we’ve never met face to face.

My mother would never tell me how I came to be, or why my rock star father and I have never met. I thought it was her only secret. I was wrong. 

When she dies, he finally appears. Suddenly I have a first class ticket into my father’s exclusive world. A world I don’t want any part of – not at this cost. 

Only three things keep me going: my a cappella singing group, a swoony blue-eyed boy named Jake, and the burning questions in my soul. There’s a secret shame that comes from being an unwanted child. It drags me down, and puts distance between me and the boy I love. 

My father is the only one alive who knows my history. I need the truth, even if it scares me.


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Publication Date: 10th July 2018
Characters: Rachel, Frederick, Jake


Review

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

Where to begin…? Firstly, this story has all the ingredients you’d expect from a Y/A novel, angst by the bucket load, drama, romance and growing up. Rachel who is the protagonist has just lost her mother to cancer and is about to meet her rock father dad for the first time in her life, she has dreamt of this moment forever. She just never expected it to be under these circumstances.

There is lots of character growth in this book, both Rachel and Fredrick have to learn how to have each other in their lives for the first time ever. There is a lot of question’s that Rachel needs answers to but is too afraid to ask.

I really liked Rachel but I wish she had been a bit more assertive at times. Frederick was ok but I felt like he handled some things in a bit of a childish manner, sometimes it was hard to believe he was in his forties because his behavior was that of a teenager. The other supporting characters in this book are great apart from Haze who is Rachel’s best friend that she leaves behind in Florida, he gave off major jerk vibes from the get-go and he proved this on multiple occasions.

Overall this book gave me a lot of feels, it was a really emotive read and I’d highly recommend!

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My Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

[Book Review] To Kill a Kingdom By Alexandra Christo

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Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?


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Page Length: 352
Publication Year: March 2018
Characters: Lira, Elian


Review

3 words: I loved it!! This book had been on for too long, last week my I finally got my hands on a copy. I just, this book is one of the many reasons why I love fantasy! Its has Sirens and Pirates and Mermaids.

Lira and Elian are such great characters each very different but also the same. I really liked the lack of romance which is saying something because usually I’m all for the romance but by making it so subtle it lets the darkness and magic of the story come alive. I particularly liked the Siren theme (I think the only other book I’ve read with a Siren is Rhapsodic), I was really intrigued by the mysticism of it all.

I got lots of The little mermaid Vibes from this story, with Lira being turned into a human and her having such a hypnotic singing voice also not forgetting her red hair! Then we have the sea witch herself all black tentacles and so evil.

So yeah this was a brilliant and perfect example of a retelling done right in my opinion! I 100% recommend this book.

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My Rating 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

[Blog Tour] Book Review: My Lullaby of You by Alia Rose

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AMY

It’s the summer after high school. Amy can’t wait to leave her small hometown in North Carolina for the vibrant city of Chicago, where she plans to go to her dream college and hopes to build a stronger relationship with her father.
But as she deals with her mother’s resentment over her leaving and an intriguing yet provoking college student, Amy’s reminded of things she’s tried to forget and forced to face emotions she never expected.
SETH

It’s the summer before the last year of music school. Seth would rather be anywhere else than a small beach town in North Carolina, reopening wounds he thought he’d patched long ago and facing the father he hasn’t seen since his mother’s death.
While on his mission for answers, Seth is drawn to an observant and driven local he can’t seem to figure out.


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Pub. Date: June 16, 2018
Page Length: 287
Characters: Seth, Amy


Review

I started out really liking this story, no that’s not right I liked 98% of this book. The story was really engaging. I liked both Seth and Amy, both are struggling with issues around their parents. I liked how they slowly bonded, there was definitely no insta love so that was great. 

Seth’s story is a bit more chaotic than Amy’s and think I probably liked his character more, he just seemed to have a little more depth and maturity then she did, however, he is by no means perfect and he keeps a fairly large secret from Amy for far too long. 

Now the 2% of this book that irked me… and this I’m afraid was the ending. I really felt like nothing was fully resolved, which made the ending a little wishy-washy and that’s it really. 

Although I didn’t like how the story ended I did enjoy it, its a fab little beach read. 

My Rating 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

 


Author Bio

AliaI’ve been writing since I fell in love with reading and now the characters in my head refuse to leave me alone. My debut novel, My Lullaby of You comes out in June 2018!

When I’m not writing, I work full time as an architectural designer and enjoy drinking too much coffee, making to-do lists, and traveling.

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[Book Review] One Small Thing By Erin Watt

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Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.

Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.

Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.


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Page Length: 384
Publication Date: 26th June 2018
Characters: Beth, Chase


Review

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

I was so excited to get an ARC of this books, I’d been wanting to read since I heard of its existence. I’m going to try and review this with as few spoilers as possible. 

I do have mixed feelings though, I love the storyline I thought it was a great moral dilemma that Beth faced, her feelings towards Chase had to be difficult to process and I think she handled them in a great way for most of the story. Her parent’s behavior disturbed me, they were obviously struggling with their grief and weren’t dealing with it in the healthiest way. And then we have Jeff, I knew there was something sketchy about that bloke the second he was introduced, he just made my skin crawl. As for Chase, I liked his character but I wish we’d gotten his POV I think it would have added more depth to the story. 

The part of the story that has made my feelings mixed is the ending, while it was good I felt like it the resolution happened way too quick. It felt a bit like all was resolved a couple of pages and I think it would have been better to have explored it a bit more and maybe made the last chapter an epilogue. To me, it just ended a bit too quick. Having said that it didn’t hinder my enjoyment and I was satisfied without how it all turned out. 

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My Rating 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟