The Allure of Julian Lefray – R.S. Grey


Subject: Justin Timberlake Nudes!

Lily, you predictable perv. I knew you’d open this email faster if I tempted you with a glimpse of JT’s “PP”. Well, put your pants back on and grab some bubbly because I have much better news to share.


As of tomorrow, I’ll be the new executive assistant at Lorena Lefray Designs. I am SO excited, but there’s one itty bitty problem: I won’t be Lorena’s assistant. I’ll be working for her older brother, Julian.

I know what you’re thinking- “But Jo, what’s the problem?”

Google him. Now. He’s the man in the fitted navy suit whose face reminds you that there’s hope yet for this cruel, ugly world. Keep scrolling…Do you see those dimples? Yup. That’s the Julian Lefray I will be reporting to tomorrow morning.

Lord, help us all…



Page Length: 366
Publication Year:
Characters: Jo, Julian


And R.S Grey saves the day! You may have seen my previous post in which I was on a mission to find a romantic read. I can now say mission accomplished! This book just totally hit the spot. I loved every page.


Jo moves from Texas to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She lands a job at Lefray Designs as Julian’s assistant. Julian is looking after his sister’s business whilst she is in rehab and hires Jo to help him revamp the company’s image.

From the word go this book had me smiling. The relationship development is super sweet I loved the interaction between the two main characters and how well the clicked together. I also really enjoyed the build up to them finally getting it on!

There were some really funny moments in this story, one of which involved Jo being invited to her landladies birthday party, (that she brought Julian too) which turned out to be a swingers party!

This book was told from both Jo’s and Julian’s perspective.


I thought Jo’s character was very relatable, she’s just moved to a brand new city and has no friends and is struggling to pay bills. After meeting Julian she spends a lot of the time fighting her feelings for him because she doesn’t want to lose her job.

Julian – he is such a sweetheart! Ah, he is just one of those guys that are just the right amount of perfect, because he is imperfect! I love how was with Jo, he embraced all of her quirks but I think that the most attractive trait he had was his sense of humor!

Favorite Quote:

“He didn_t even know the effect those dimples had on my girly parts. One word_ Ijustgotpregnant. Yeah, that_s one word.” Lefray


To conclude, this was really good read and it was exactly what I was looking for. It was the perfect mix of romance and comedy! If your looking for something fun and light hearted then definitely give this book a try!

My Rating:  5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


Cinder & Ella – Kelly Oram


It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father’s home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she’s capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she’s not ready yet. The only way she can think of to start healing is by reconnecting with the one person left in the world who’s ever meant anything to her—her anonymous Internet best friend, Cinder.

Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There’s major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won’t make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he’s left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian’s bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn’t thrilled with the arrangement—or his fake fiancée—but decides he’ll suffer through it if it means he’ll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything


Page Length: 254
Publication Year: 2014
Genre: Young Adult/Romance
Characters: Cinder and Ella


As you can probably tell from the title, this is a re-telling of Cinderella but with a twist. Ella is not your traditional Cinderella. She has been left scarred and damaged from a car crash that also killed her mother. After 8 months in a coma, she wakes up to find that she must move across the country to live with the father that abandoned her and his new family. The only bright spot in Ella’s life is her online friend Cinder.

I really liked how this book didn’t follow tradition, there was only one super-mean step sister, the other was relatively ok and no wicked step-mother. Instead, the partial bad guy in this was Ella’s step-dad and the mean kids from Ella’s school. The fairy god mother came in the form of Ella’s Vivien and her two dads and prince charming is of course Cinder.

This story is told in first person and from the perspectives of both Ella and Cinder.


Ella’s battle with accepting her disability and scares after the accident is heartbreaking, but I think she was an amazingly strong character. After everything she has lost she is stilling getting up each day and trying to live. I think that she is really brave, from re-connecting to Cinder to going back to school even after the bullies attack, emotionally and physically.

Her friendship with Cinder is sweet. The banter between the is just so funny and I can defiantly see why she falls for him without even meeting him. I

I really liked Cinder (who is really Brian Oliver, a Hollywood actor) from the moment that he finds out that Ella is still alive you can really tell that he has genuine feelings for her. The thing that I absolutely loved the most about him was that he didn’t care that Ella is scared and uses a cane. He still loves and her wants her in his life even if it does damage his career. I feel his character was written with a lot of heart.

Favourite Quote



I really loved this book, its such an emotional rollercoaster lots of lows and lots of highs and come chapters particularly towards the end made me have tears in my eyes. But untimely this is a feel good read. If you are a Cinderella fan and enjoy re-tellings you will like this book.

My Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Holiday in the Hamptons – Sarah Morgan


The perfect summer escape…?

Professional dog-walker Felicity Knight loves everything about New York…until her ex-husband starts working at her local vet clinic. She hasn’t seen Seth Carlyle in ten years, but one glimpse of him – too gorgeous, and still too good for her – and Fliss’s heart hurts like their whirlwind marriage ended yesterday. So when her grandmother in The Hamptons needs help for the summer, it seems the perfect way to escape her past…

Their relationship might only have lasted a few scorching months, but vet Seth knows Fliss – if she’s run away to The Hamptons, it’s because she still feels their connection and it terrifies her. He let her go once before, when he didn’t know any better, but not this summer! With the help of his adorable dog Lulu, and a sprinkling of beachside magic, Seth is determined to make Fliss see that he’s never stopped loving her…


Page Length: 384
Publication Year: 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Characters: Fliss, Harriet, and Seth

I received an advance copy of this through NetGallley in exchange for my review.

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I felt this story was very well written, however it was a bit slow going in the beginning. I really liked the storyline, it’s definitely a bit different to what I’ve read recently. I thought the attention to detail was really excellent, the descriptions of the beach and surroundings were really good. I had no trouble in picturing what I was reading.

I felt that Sarah Morgan really nailed what it was like to grow up in an emotionally abusive home. The damage this did to Fliss was very accurately portrayed, I think any adult who witnessed this and experienced this as a child (myself included) will relate to some if not all of what Fliss felt.


Fliss is such a complex character, in the beginning, I did get a little frustrated with her, her opinion of herself but as I learned more about her upbringing how her father treated her it all came together and made sense.

Seth is your typical good guy who made mistakes in his past and is now working towards fixing them. I liked how patient and understanding he was about how Fliss was feeling for the most part.

Harriet, who is Fliss’s identical twin. To begin with its plays out as if she is the complete opposite of Fliss, and this is somewhat true but here is a passage towards the end where you see she has the same feisty and protective streak that Fliss, she just hides it well.


To conclude I did enjoy this book. I felt it was a little drawn out with in the beginning but overall it was a good read. My Rating 3/5.

This book is due for release on 15th June 2017, Pre-order here.

The Power – Jennifer L. Armentrout


 With any great change, there is always strife, and the Covenant University has become the frontline between pure-bloods who want the Breed Order reinstated and the half-bloods who want the right to control their own destinies.

Fate has other plans.

The violence is escalating and war between the races seems inevitable, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Hyperion may be out of commission, but Josie and Seth know they have only earned a reprieve.  Seth must get Josie fully prepared, which means controlling her newfound abilities, and they need to find the other demigods before the Titans do.

But the gods are sensing a greater threat. 

Only one thing is more dangerous than a bunch of starved Titans, and that’s an out-of-control Apollyon. The aether in Josie is drawing Seth in deeper, and when lust mixes with love and gives way to power, he knows being close to her is not only dangerous to her, but to everyone around them, but letting her go requires a level of selflessness that just isn’t Seth’s style.

The paths taken in the past are becoming the roads of the future.

Just as chaos breaks out, familiar faces from the past return, complicating the already strained bond between Josie and Seth, and when the danger from the Titans erupts with devastating consequences, the dark allure of power calls to Seth again, but this time Josie might not be able to pull him back.

 And when the struggle between power and love becomes the deadliest battleground, there may be no salvation.


Page Length: 344
Publication Year: 2016
Genre: Paranormal, New Adult
Characters: Josie, Seth, Deacon, Luke, Alex, Aiden etc


This book picks right up from where The Return finished. It’s also dual perspective. This book sees the return of Alex and Aiden (Yes!)  and we are also introduced to a couple of new characters; Hercules (Yes the Hercules!)  and a second Demigod Gable who is Poseidon’s son.

I really liked how this story played out, I thought that bringing Alex back in particular was a stroke of genius! I definitely recommend you read the Covenant series before you start this one as it will give you a full back story.


Seth’s struggle with his pull to aether takes up a large part of this story. He even goes as far as breaking things off with Josie because he feels he can’t control himself around her. The thing that I most like about Seth is that he still see’s himself as this big bad guy who deserves bad things to happen to him because of some mistakes he has made in his past, but then he does really selfless things and your like hang on a minute this guy isn’t as bad as he is making himself out to be and I think this is what makes him quite endearing.

Josie really grew in this story, I like what a badass she is starting to become! Particularly towards the end when she stood up to Alex and Aiden and defended Seth. I like that she sees passed Seth facade, in her words she see’s him as a whole person, not just his mistakes.

I would like to make a special mention for Hercules! He manages to irritate almost everyone apart from Deacon, at one point Seth refers him as “Herc-The-Dickface” 😆 and for me, these passages were a highlight of the story!


Overall this was a really enjoyable installment and well worth the 6-month wait to read!  I cannot wait to read The Struggle! My Rating: 4/5

The Return (Titan #1) – Jennifer L. Armentrout


The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.


Page Length: 335
Publication Year: 2015
Genre: New Adult/Paranormal/Fantasy/Mythology
Characters: Seth and Josie


Technically this is a re-read! but as its only, my second read I’m just gonna roll with. The first time I read this was last summer. I have chosen to re-read it now because the 3rd book is out next week! and because of this, I haven’t read the 2nd book either so I’m planning on reading that next in preparation!

Anyway back to this book. This book is a spin-off from the Covenant Series and is set after all the events that happen in this series. I wasn’t a huge Seth fan when I read that series so I was intrigued to see what this one was about.

This story is told in the first person and from both Seth and Josie’s point of view, the flow of the story is good I really liked the transition between the two characters dialogues.

I really liked the storyline and the chemistry between Seth and Josie is off the charts! I don’t know how she does it but Jennifer L. Armentrout always manages to create characters that are dripping with sex appeal and Seth is sex personified! I had no problems imagining his smoking hotness!



Seth really grows in this book, I definitely had more empathy reading about him from his perspective and I can now say I’m a huge fan of his. I really hope he gets his happy ending.

I really liked Josie’s character, she is emotionally strong and takes everything in her stride. I also liked that she accepted all of Seth’s mistakes and saw passed them to the person he really is.



It’s pretty obvious that I really liked this book, as it is a re-read and I’m planning on reading The Power next. My rating: 4/5

*PSA:  Jennifer L. Armentrout is having a Teaser Tuesday giveaway over on her facebook page today:

“No.” His face contorted. Tears filled his eyes as he lifted my head, pressing his mouth to my forehead. “I’ll never let you go, Josie. Never.”

THE STRUGGLE is out March 20th!

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Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon


 My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.


Page Length: 310
Publication Year: 2015
Genre: Young Adult
Characters: Maddy, Olly


After lots of badgering from my Sister, I finally gave in and read this book. I loved how it quirky it was. The cute little illustrations throughout were really enjoyable and helped to give this book a light feeling. I consumed this book in one sitting, which is a good indication of how much the story pulled me in. The only slightly negative thing I will say was that I did see the “big” plot twist coming at the end but even so this didn’t really hinder my enjoyment.


Maddy was such an enjoyable character. I liked that even though she lived the way she did, she still managed to have a positive outlook most of the time. I also liked how genuine she was, there was no hidden agenda she just wanted things that not sick people take for granted, like going outside, having a boyfriend and seeing the world.

I also liked how much we learned about Olly (plus other supporting characters)  just from Maddy’s observations. Olly comes from a troubled family, his father is an abusive drunk and there are near constant arguments at home. This gave really good symmetry to the both characters as they both long to escape a situation that they have no choice about being in. It gave me a greater understanding of why they would be drawn to one another.


I’ve been reading a lot of YA recently and this is definitely one of the better ones. It had the right blend of drama, heartache, romance and suspense to keep me hooked to the end. My rating 4/5

Till Death – Jennifer L. Armentrout

⚠ May contain a few little spoilers! 


It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.

But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.


Page Length: 400
Publication Year: 2017
Genre: Romance Mystery
Characters: Sasha and Cole

I really really enjoyed this story. Mystery novels aren’t usually my thing but as this is by JLA it pretty much guaranteed I was gonna read it, I’ve yet to read something by her and not liked it!


I really liked how this story played out, there was just enough suspense that it kept me hooked until the end and even though I figured out who the serial killer was before it was revealed this didn’t make it any less intriguing.

The chemistry between Sasha and Cole is electric! Yet again JLA has created characters that make feel you feel the passion and love they have for one another.

This story is told entirely from Sasha’s POV but there also little thoughts from the Groom thrown in. I would have liked to have read some of the scenes from Coles POV as it would have been interesting to his thoughts and feelings.

The epilogue, I literally had tears in my eyes reading it I’ve not felt these way about the ending of a book for ages, it was a beautiful conclusion to the story. 💜


Sasha, she has been through a lot, I could totally understand all of her paranoia and I give her full props for having the balls to go back to a place that severely traumatised her. I also liked that even though she was terrified she was still thinking about other people feelings as well, particularly her mom. I thought her initial reluctance to let Cole back into her life was very real and these things definitely gave her character lots of depth.

Cole, I think this just sums up how much of an awesome character he is,


the way he loves and protects Sasha with such fierceness, it hits you right in the feels. I love that he understood why Sasha just left town all those years ago and didn’t stay in touch, he just got that she needed to be away and heal.


To conclude, if you enjoy a good mystery with a little suspense and some romance or if you like me love anything written by the great Jennifer L Armentrout then I would recommend this you.

My Rating: 5/5 🌟

White Hot Kiss – The Dark Elements Series (Re-Read) – Jennifer L Armentrout

*This post contains spoilers!*


One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne… it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

Page Length: 388
Publication Year: 2014
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/Romance/Young Adult

Characters: Layla, Roth, Zayne, Stacey, Sam

I’m trying to remember exactly how many times I’ve read this book… it has got to be at least the 6th! To say that I love this series is an understatement, to say the least. I’ve read a lot of books by Jennifer L Armentrout and this my favorite, although I do adore the Lux series as well!

Anyway back to White Hot Kiss, Layla is part demon, the part warden who has been brought up by the Wardens to deny her demon side. Because of Layla’s duel heritage she has a couple of special abilities, 1, she can feed off the souls of humans if she kisses one, 2, she can see souls and from this determines how pure they are and 3, when she touches a demon it leaves a trace that the wardens can see, which helps them track the down said demons and send them back to hell. One evening whilst out tagging a demon she meets Roth! 😍

I really like Layla, I find her to be such a relatable character. Although she is not human she displays a lot of human like behavior which is one of the reasons I liked her so much. I also like her character progression and personal growth. in the beginning, she saw things from things from a narrower point of view, Demons bad, Wardens good. Which is largely due to how she was brought up and I liked seeing how she gradually learned that this is not the case.

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Anything You Can Do – R.S.Grey


Lucas Thatcher has always been my enemy.

It’s been a decade since I’ve seen him, but our years on opposite coasts were less of a lasting peace and more of a temporary cease-fire. Now that we’re both back in our small town, I know Lucas expects the same old war, but I’ve changed since high school—and from the looks of it, so has he.

The arrogant boy who was my teenage rival is now a chiseled doctor armed with intimidating good looks. He is Lucas Thatcher 2.0, the new and improved version I’ll be competing with in the workplace instead of the schoolyard.

I’m not worried; I’m a doctor now too, board-certified and sexy in a white coat. It almost feels like winning will be too easy—until Lucas unveils a tactic neither of us has ever used before: sexual warfare.

The day he pushes me up against the wall and presses his lips to mine, I can’t help but wonder if he’s filling me with passion or poison. Every fleeting touch is perfect torture. With every stolen kiss, my walls crumble a little more. After all this time, Lucas knows exactly how to strip me of my defenses, but I’m in no hurry to surrender.

Knowing thy enemy has never felt so good.


Page Length: 247
Publication Year: 2017
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Comedy

Characters: Daisy and Lucas

I so completely loved this book! I’ve read a few of R.S.Grey’s books and she always delivers!

Daisy and Lucas have competed against each other for their entire lives, right up to the end of high school where they leave to go to different med schools. Now years later they have both returned to their hometown to run the town’s medical practice.

I loved this whole storyline. I’m a huge Grey’s Anatomy fan so this really interested me, two rival doctors, who have a thing for one another. It has comedy in all the right places, I particularly liked the chapters where Daisy and Lucas had to be kept in isolation together. Thier chemistry is off the charts!

Daisy, I really liked her! mainly because she isn’t perfect! I loved her flaws almost as much as I liked her strengths! She sees everything to do with Lucas as a competition, to the point that she blind to the fact she has feelings for him. But she is also feisty and isn’t afraid to go out and get what she wants.

And Lucas! Oh, how I loved him!  His character is refreshing compared to what I have been reading recently when it comes to a love interest. He’s sexy, cocky (in a good way) smart and funny. He’s emails that he has been writing to Daisy for years but has never sent to her, are so heartbreaking! I liked that he didn’t have some selfish agenda, he just wanted the women he’s in love with to love him back!

If you love romantic comedies with a touch of medicine thrown in or just like romance I highly recommend you read this book!

A job well done R.S.Grey!!

My Rating: 4/5

Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) – Laini Taylor


By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.

Common enemy, common cause.

When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.

And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.

But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz … something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.

What power can bruise the sky?

From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter?

Page Length: 613
Publication Year: 2014
Genre: Fantasy/YA


Characters: Karou, Akiva, Zuzanna, Mik, Ziri, Issa, Jael, Razgut and Lirazel etc

The final book!

This book was soo looong…. and for a good reason, alot happens! With the first two books, I found a good rhythm and I was able to read with ease and understanding. This one not so much. I found myself having to concentrate extra to fully understand what was happening.

We are introduced to a few new characters, Eliza Jones who is a descendant of the angels and Akiva’s family on his mother’s side is revealed. I found Eliza’s back story fascinating and I feel this gave a lot to the story. Akiva’s Mother’s family was a bit more complicated but necessary for the whole story to make sense.

This book sees Karou and Akiva uniting their people to defeat Jael who has gone to earth in search of Weapons of Mass Destruction to bring back to Eretz.

Credit to: numbersandheroes on Deviant

I have to say that most of this book was really good, just as good as the first two even. But there is one thing that did annoy me a little and that was the constant pining of one another from Karou and Akiva. I get they are in love with each other and they have to hide it but I didn’t feel I needed to be reminded of this everytime they were in a room together.

Another minor issue I had was the ease in which they defeated Jael it just seemed a tad too easy!

Overall it was a satisfying end to a series that I thoroughly enjoyed. If you have read the first two books it’s well worth the commitment to finish the story.

My rating: 4/5