Quotable Tuesday (#24)

I laughed out loud a lot  whilst reading Shacking Up and this quote is just one of many hilarious lines 😂 😂

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The Traveling Man – Jane Harvey-Berrick

Synopsis  

 I was ordinary. Nice. He was extraordinary. And he wasn’t always nice.

Moody and difficult, brilliant and beautiful, Kes scared me and he protected me. He could be incredibly hurtful and incredibly thoughtful. He wasn’t perfect, but he was perfect for me. He challenged me, he took me out of my safe little box and showed me the world could be magnificent. He was everything I wasn’t.

Aimee Anderson is ten when the traveling carnival first comes to her nice little town. She doesn’t expect her world to change so completely. But meeting Kestrel Donohue puts her life on a different path.

Even though she only sees him for the two weeks of the year when he passes through her home town, his friendship is the most important of her life. As a child’s friendship grows to adult love, the choices become harder, and both Kes and Aimee realize that two weeks a year will never be enough.


 More Details

Genre: New Adult/ Romance
Page Length: 292
Characters: Aimee and Kes
Publication Date: 27th January 2017
Format: eBook


Review

I decided at the beginning of the week to look at some of the books I have had on my kindle for ages and not yet read. This is where I came across this little gem.

This book was so addictive. When a traveling carnival comes to Aimee’s hometown. It’s there that she meets Kes and her life is forever changed, from then on every year when the carnival comes to town Aimee and Kes are reunited and what starts out as a childhood friendship soon turns to love as they grow into adults.

I really liked how this book was written, its broken into two parts. The first part of the story starts off right from the beginning when they first meet and continues to their teenage years. So you get a really nice backstory of the two characters meeting. The second part jumps ahead 8 years to the present day and the story continues.

During the first part of the book, I really enjoyed both the characters. Aimee’s family life is anything but perfect her dad is an over controlling and borderline abusive in how he treats his family, so I had a lot of empathy for her. Kes’s background, working in a carnival was really interesting and very different to anything I’ve read before.

The second part of the book both characters frustrated me a lot because of how close-minded they were in terms of how she and Kes could make things work. Neither of them seemed to want to sacrifice or compromise in any way.

The thing that I liked most was that this book had really good storytelling. I was sucked in from the first page and I devoured this book in a day. I will definitely be reading the second book.

 The Bottom Line:

If you are looking for a romance novel with a twist then give this one a try.

 My Rating:  3/5 🌟 🌟 🌟

The Mr.Men & Little Miss Character Tag

This tag was created by Charlotte @ Wonderfully Bookish and is based on the Mr. Men and Little Miss series created by Roger Hargreaves.

Lauren over at The Bookish Fairy tagged me in this about a month ago, so apologies for only just getting to it and thanks for the Tag!


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Des from Rhapsodic – I love his character he is so beautifully complex, he’s not a particularly happy character but reading about him makes me happy!


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Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses, all the characters in this series are magical but Rhys damn he is the most magical of them all. His power is so bad ass!


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Luc from The Lux series, he is very much a background character who is pulling all the strings, but every little scene he is in he is awesome – I can’t wait to read his book!


5Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses, throughout the series he does so many bad things you start to lose count!


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Tink from the Wicked Trilogy, I just love him everything he does and says is so funny!


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I’m going to go with Mustang from Red Rising, she has a very quiet intelligence and it wasn’t until I finished the entire series that I realised just how clever she is.



I’m going to Tag a few people but if you don’t want to do it then that is fine 🙂

Boston Book Reader
Blissfully Devoted to Fiction
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Christmas at the Lake – Charlotte Blake

Synopsis  

Sometimes love gets forgotten …

Hugely successful Lexi Stuart is used to guys pursuing her, but for all the wrong reasons. Sure, she’s beautiful and rich, but the men in her life never seem to want anything more serious than just sex. It’s a sad reality she’s become used to.

As a code writer in Silicon Valley, Adam Hunt doesn’t have to worry about money. And as a heartthrob in general, he doesn’t need to worry about attracting women, either. But when he meets Lexi during a Christmas holiday in Lake Tahoe, he’s floored that she won’t give him the time of day after one wild night together.

Now, this sports bum is about to take Lexi on the ride of her life. All she needs to do is hang on! 


More Details

Genre:  Romance
Page Length: 206
Characters: Lexi and Adam
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Format: eBook


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

Review

This was a nice little Christmas love story, I kinda wish that I’d been able to read it closer to Christmas but I enjoyed it none the less.

Lexi has all but given up on finding love until she meets Adam over a Christmas break at Lake Tahoe.

This book is told in the 3rd person, the writing flowed nicely I was able to picture the beautiful snowiness of Lake Tahoe and I’ve never even been there.

I enjoyed the relationship between Lexi and Adam, the pace in which they fell in love was good. The sex scenes are steamy and there are plenty of them. I liked the chemistry between them as well, for people who are fairly different from one another they clicked really well.

The only thing I didn’t really like was Lexi’s insecurities, she over thought things and this could have been avoided if she and Adam had just communicated a lot better.

The Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a steamy little Christmas read then I recommend you give this one ago.

My Rating:  3/5 🌟🌟🌟

Hot Stuff – Kim Karr

Synopsis  

Get ready to fall in love with this new standalone sports romance from New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr.

He’s the newly drafted quarterback.
Hot. Arrogant. Too sexy for words.
Ready to score.

I’m an athletic intern, and the coach’s daughter.
Driven. Determined. Prepared to conquer the world.
Completely off-limits.

The NFL is full of rules. Rules I’ve never broken. Never challenged. Never even scratched–until the day Lucas Carrington crashes into my life with his hard body and I-don’t-give-a-f*ck attitude.

After I almost injure my father’s star player, I volunteer to make sure he’s in top shape. At first, it’s hell. I don’t like his cockiness, his easy smile. Don’t like the way he oozes sex. Or how his penetrating eyes follow me everywhere.

That doesn’t stop me from wanting him.  He’s meant to be a distraction–something to occupy my mind for these precious few remaining hot summer nights before I’m forced to leave football behind forever.

I know what we’re doing will lead nowhere good. I know we’re crossing the line. And I know my father will never understand.

None of that matters.

But maybe it should.

Rules aren’t meant to be broken.

Or are they? 


More Details

Genre: New Adult/ Romance
Page Length: 447
Characters: Gillian & Lucas
Publication Date: 27th September 2017
Format: eARC.


I received an advanced copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review!

Review

This book was a cute little read with lots of steaminess thrown in. Lucas is an up and coming quarterback and it taking part in summer training. Gillian is an athletic intern and the coaches daughter. When she and Lucas met there is an almost instant attraction between them, which leads them to agree to have a secret fling that ends when the summer ends.

This book is told from in the first person, from the dual perspective of Gillian and Lucas. I thought it was well written and flowed really nicely.

I liked both the main characters, and I enjoyed the chemistry they shared. I liked the speed at which the story developed, I do love a slow burn romance and this really ticked the box for me. I also really liked the forbidden romance element, I enjoyed all the sneaking around – somehow its always more steamy!

I thought the back stories that Gillian and Lucas were good and gave their character’s lots of depth. Particularly Lucas because he really has had to fight his way to the top.

There was a lot of (American) football talk in this book, which I found quite interesting being from the UK.

To finish I loved how Kim Karr wrapped up the story. it was perfect and cute and just everything you want from a romance novel.

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The Bottom Line:

If you like sports romance then this book is a no-brainer! GO PRE-ORDER!

 My Rating:  4/5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟


About the Author

6644044Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic * Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner

Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life.

Her romances 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. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered business woman. No two storylines are ever alike.

Get ready to fall in love.


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If There’s No Tomorrow – Jennifer L.Armentrout

This Review Contains Spoilers!

Synopsis  

Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.

Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.

Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.

For what she let happen.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed? 


More Details

Genre: Young Adult
Page Length: 384
Characters: Lena and Sebastian
Publication Date: 5th September 2017
Format: eBook


Review

Ah, this book hit me in so many feels.

Lena is the lone survivor of an accident that kills 4 of her friends, and as you would expect she has survivors guilt, not only because she is the only one that lived, but because she feels like she could have prevented and maybe she could have. So, this story is more than just a regular love story, it’s about healing and it’s about learning to live with the choices you make in life and the consequences of these choices.

I really enjoyed how JLA wrote this book, the first few chapters are the build-up to the event, so you get to learn about the characters that died before that die, which sounds kind of morbid but I thought it made the impact of their deaths even bigger.  You also get to see how Lena was before the accident. Which at times I was like come I want the story to start but in hindsight, it was great because instead of flat characters that have died we got to see them as 3-dimensional l people living their lives.

Ok so let’s get to Sebastian, pre-accident he was your pretty standard love interest. It wasn’t until afterward that he truly shined for me, there’s this great scene when Lena is still in the hospital and he is visiting her but she doesn’t want him around:

“Can you just leave?” I asked, begged really. “Please?” His gaze held mine for a moment and then he stood, and I wanted to sink through the bed, sink down into nothing. Sebastian didn’t leave, though. He wasn’t my father. He wasn’t me. Grabbing the chair, he picked it up and planted it right by the top of my bed and then he sat down. My heart pounded. He rested his right arm on the bed beside mine and then leaned over, stretching his left arm so his fingers caught the limp strands of my hair, brushing them back from my face as he said, “I’m not leaving. You can get mad. You can get upset, but I’m staying right here, because whether you realize it or not, you shouldn’t be alone. I’m not going anywhere.”

I just wanted to hug him for that response because it was so perfect! I loved that he knew what she needed even when she didn’t. I really did love them together, I liked how understanding he was of everything that she was going through, and most importantly he supported her. So yeah Sebastian was a pretty awesome character.

Finally, I loved Lena, her journey was difficult but real and that’s what made this story so heart-wrenching. I have lost count of the many stories in the news about teens who lose their lives driving drunk. That whole “it won’t happen to me is” is a very real mantra for lots of young people and adults actually. That’s what made this story just so great.

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The Bottom Line:

Just read the book, initially in my head I scored this book 4/5 but after some reflection, I couldn’t find anything wrong with it so yeah go grab a copy asap!

 My Rating:  5/5 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟