[Book Review] 1001 Dark Nights: The Prince by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Syn

She’s everything he wants….

Cold. Heartless. Deadly. Whispers of his name alone bring fear to fae and mortals alike. The Prince. There is nothing in the mortal world more dangerous than him. Haunted by a past he couldn’t control, all Caden desires is revenge against those who’d wronged him, trapping him in never-ending nightmare. And there is one person he knows can help him.

She’s everything he can’t have…

Raised within the Order, Brighton Jussier knows just how dangerous the Prince is, reformed or not. She’d seen firsthand what atrocities he could be capable of. The last thing she wants to do is help him, but he leaves her little choice. Forced to work alongside him, she begins to see the man under the bitter ice. Yearning for him feels like the definition of insanity, but there’s no denying the heat in his touch and the wicked promise is his stare.

She’s everything he’ll take….

But there’s someone out there who wants to return the Prince to his former self. A walking, breathing nightmare that is hell-bent on destroying the world and everyone close to him. The last thing either of them needs is a distraction, but with the attraction growing between them each now, the one thing he wants more than anything may be the one thing that will be his undoing.

She’s everything he’d die for….


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Publication Date: 14th August 2018
Page Length: 125 pages
Characters: Caden, Brighton


Review

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

Usually, Novellas don’t pack much punch but this one has it but by the bucket load. It may only be 125 pages long but soooo much happens. I really needed this to be longer. I need more!

The story follows Brighton who you may remember from the Wicked Saga, 2 years after the queen has been sent back to the other world. We get to see a little bit from Ivy, Ren and of course TINK! Who if you ask me is the star of this series?

Jen really knows how to craft swoon-worthy male characters, the Prince is no exception, while I may have hated him with a fiery passion when I read the Wicked Trilogy, I couldn’t help but start to really like this guy.

I could go on for ages but I don’t want to give away any spoilers, if you loved Wicked then you will love this!

My Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

 

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

Syn

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] 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] To Kill a Kingdom By Alexandra Christo

Syn

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 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

[Book Review] Want You by Jen Frederick

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Bitsy: I might be only nineteen, but I know what I want. It’s Leka Moore. I don’t care that he took me in when he was barely more than a kid himself. I don’t care that he raised me. I don’t care everyone thinks being with him is wrong. I know we belong together, and the only person I need to convince is him.

Leka: I found her in the corner of a dark alley. If I hadn’t taken her with me, she would’ve died that night—or maybe worse. Before I knew it, she became the light in my dark life, the haven from the madness. I watched her grow up. I tried to teach her right from wrong. Now that she’s an adult, I’m feeling things that no good man should ever feel. But then…I’ve never been a good man. I have a chance at redemption by saving her from the greatest danger of all—me.


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Publication Date: July 1st, 2018
Characters: Bitsy and Leka


Review

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

Going into this book I didn’t really know what I was going to get. The story’s theme was not what I was expecting which is usually a good thing but with this one it was a little disappointing if I’m truly honest, because I don’t like books that are set in a gang environment, its not my thing so I usually go out of my way to avoid them. This one doesn’t hint at that too much in the blurb so I was kinda blindsided by it. I carried on reading despite this because I hoped was going to somehow move on from the gang life. 

So the story kicks off with Leka finding Bitsey in a dark alley by herself when they are both kids. It jumps through time right up to Bitsey being 19 so you get a really nice backstory of how these characters have grown together and formed a bond. I liked Leka more than Bitsy, for some reason, I just could not connect to her at all and while I liked Leka he was at times really rather infuriating. 

There are some things in this book that I found to be a little far-fetched but that’s fiction for you. 

Now the redeeming part of the story is the ending. I won’t say too much because I don’t want to spoil it but I think it really made continuing worth the effort – for the love of all that is holy I’m hoping there will be a next book, which is saying a lot because I didn’t really love this one. 

My Rating 3/5 🌟🌟🌟


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[Review & Release Day Promo] Save the Date – Carrie Aarons

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Syn

You know that pact you make with your childhood best friend of the opposite sex? The one where, if you’re both still single, lonely and hopeless at thirty, you’ll marry each other?

This is the story about what happens when you hit the big three-oh and have to make good on that pinky promise.

Personally, I think love, romance and all of that nonsense is a crock of, well, you know. And Reese Collins, the boy who used to put worms in my hair at backyard barbecues, knows that better than anyone.

But when he moves to the same city I’ve happily, and singly, inhabited for years, memories of oaths past resurface. Reese is like a dog with a bone; a really hot dog and that bone just happens to be me.

He won’t stop hounding me, and the crazy thing is, my frigid, traitorous heart is starting to cave. For my best friend.

It seems so far off, when you’re a kid playing Monopoly in your treehouse. But when that clock strikes midnight on your thirtieth birthday, and you’re standing alone in front of a grocery store-bought cupcake, a childhood deal to walk down the aisle doesn’t seem so silly anymore. 

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Page Length: 250
Publication Date: 2018
Characters: Erin, Reese


Review

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

I’m such a sucker for these types of stories! I really loved Erin and Reese.  Their friendship was so cute and well written, I enjoyed their chemistry and banter. I thought the story flowed really nicely, nothing was rushed which I loved. 

Erin is a cynic when it come’s to love, mostly because of her parents divorcing when she was 25 and ruining her illusion that her parents had the perfect relationship, she also has a lot of anger towards her father because of this. Reese has loved Erin since they were teenagers and has always known she was the one for him, he was just waiting for her to ready. 

The only slightly annoying thing was how closed off Erin was at times, her line of thinking was very out touch especially when it came to love and relationships, it was great to see her open up an see how great love could be and understand that it not suppose to be perfect.

Overall this was a nice easy read, with everything you would want from a romance novel. 

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My Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟


Author Bio

802311_13aa3d189de345aeb27c5ed783f5c454Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and still can’t fathom that she gets to live her dream each and every day.

When she isn’t in a writing coma, Carrie spends time Netflix-binging with her husband, snuggling her newborn daughter, and chasing her Black Lab through the dog parks of New Jersey.


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[Book Review] Moonlight Seduction – Jennifer L.Armentrout

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The de Vincent brothers are back—and so is the intrigue that surrounds them—in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s sizzling new novel…

Nicolette Bresson never thought she’d return to the de Vincents’ bayou compound. It’s where her parents work, where Nikki grew up… and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Avoiding Gabe should be easy, especially when so much of Nikki’s time is spent trying not to be stabbed in the back by the malicious hangers-on who frequent the mansion. But escaping memories of Gabe, much less his smoking-hot presence, is harder than expected—especially since he seems determined to be in Nikki’s space as much as possible.

Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He’d wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he’s known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman… one who’s being stalked from the shadows. Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe—and to stop the de Vincent curse from striking again.


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Publication Date: 26th June 2018
Page Length: 400
Characters: Nikki, Gabe


Review

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

When Moonlight Sin’s was released I had a real hard time with getting into the story and ended up DNF’ing it. So I was a little apprehensive about this one but I gave it ago and I ended up enjoying it a hell of a lot. 

I thought Nikki was very likable, the history she has with Gabe is long and very complicated. Some of the things she believed about their relationship weren’t right and her reactions to discovering this were believable. I liked Gabe, particularly his protectiveness of Nikki and also his internal battle in fighting his feelings for her was really well done.

The story isn’t just your regular run of the mill love story, there is mystery and intrigue too, strange things happen at the De Vincent’s house and someone seems to have it in for Nikki. 

To summarise, this was a nice little read and something a little different.  I enjoyed the story and would recommend. 

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My Rating 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

[Book Review] Bad Boy Brody

Synopsis

One punch took him from Hollywood’s Golden Boy to Bad Boy Brody.

The media didn’t care he was grieving his brother’s death. They descended on him, but to change his reputation, his manager got him a deal.
Act in an indie film, one that already had Oscar buzz, and he’d get the movie roles he needed to secure his future.

He took the deal.

Yet he wasn’t prepared for the real-life people behind the script.
He wasn’t prepared for the murder the movie was based on.
And he really wasn’t prepared for her, the biggest secret of all.

She was wild. She was beautiful. She defied gravity.

But was she the leading role that would tame


Quick Stats

Publication Date: 7th May 2018
Page Length: 300
Characters: Brody, Morgan


Review

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

Brody has become Hollywood’s latest bad boy, the death of his brother has sent in him into a downward spiral and to make sure he gets a part in the next blockbuster his agent has got him a part in a small indie movie. When Brody gets to location things don’t go smoothly, secrets are in abundance and the biggest, a mysterious woman who is running free with a herd of wild horses.

hmmm… I had a bit of a hard time with this one and it’s not because the story was bad or anything like that, I just wasn’t feeling. There are two reasons why one I just didn’t connect to the 2 main characters and two the story didn’t really capture me in the way that I was hoping.

I don’t really want to give this book a bad review because it really wasn’t a bad book it just wasn’t for me, in general, I love Tijan’s books and her writing as always was brilliant which is why I’m so loath to be writing anything too negative. It really was more of a personal preference in terms of what the story was about and so I’m going to finish this review here.

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My Rating 3/5 🌟🌟🌟

[Book Review] The Prophecy by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Synopsis

History is on repeat…

Seth never thought he’d have a future. But now he’s on the brink of having it all with Josie: A tomorrow. A family. A forever. And all that’s standing between him and that forever is the Titans. If he helps Josie entomb them — without killing them, a nearly impossible task for him — everything he could ever want will be in reach. But he soon realizes that as a god, every little choice he makes can reshape the world for the better… or worse. And in meddling with the Titans, Seth may have just set into motion catastrophic consequences that will force the Olympians to enter the mortal realm and reshape the delicate balance of power that keeps the world from total collapse.

A price must be paid…

Entombing the Titans is Josie’s top priority. After all, it was what she was born to do. But the plans her father put into play to help her are no longer an option, and the odds she and Seth face in forging their own path are grim. The escalating violence between halfs and pures only increases the danger closing in on them and their friends. Josie knows their chances of succeeding in their task are slim at best — and if they fail, they might lose everything. But she also knows she’s not fighting just for herself — she’s fighting for the man she loves, for their future, for the world. Together with the Army of Awesome, Josie and Seth will face the unthinkable. And to win this war, the ultimate sacrifice must be made.

For the end is here and the Prophecy will be fulfilled….


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Publication Year: March 8th 2018
Characters: Josie Bethel, Seth Diodoros


Review

I still can’t believe this but I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!!

Seth almost has it all, but the Titans are still on the lose entombing them and finding the last demigod is everyone’s top priority. With time and options running out Seth must make a sacrifice that no one sees’s coming.

Ok, I was not prepared at all for the rollercoaster of emotions that this story made me feel. I’ve been waiting almost a year to read this book and it had everything and more that  I wanted.

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Seth and Josie are so perfect for one another, I loved how protective and loving Seth was of her and their unborn child, he has grown so much over the course of this series and it this book really rounded his character off in such a beautiful way. Seth really has come full circle and reading his journey has been such a ride! I liked how Josie never gave up on Seth, her belief in him never wavered and she reinforced his self-worth every time he doubted himself. They are total #RelationshipGoals!

The story itself has everything you would come to expect from the genius that is Jennifer L. Armentrout, humor, drama, smoking hot sexiness and sooo many feels! JLA has crafted the perfect ending to this amazing series.

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My Rating: 5/5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟


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[Book Review] Ryan’s Bed – Tijan

Synopsis

I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident.

I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should’ve left…

I didn’t.
I didn’t jump out.
I didn’t get embarrassed.
I relaxed.
And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.

I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept.

The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could’ve stayed forever, I would have.
He became my sanctuary.

Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.


Quick Stats

Page Lenght: 250
Publication Date: 2018
Characters: Mackenzie, Ryan, and Willow


Review

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

I usually start my reviews with a summary of the story, but for this one, I just need to tell you how it made me feel:

Stunned! I got to the last page and I couldn’t believe it. I just for like 5 minutes in an emotional stupor.

Mackenzie first sleeps in Ryan’s bed just hours after finding her twin sister Willow dead. Willow took her own life and now Mackenzie has to find a way to go on without her sister all the while carrying a secret only she know.s

This story is beautifully sad. Many times during reading this I had blink back tears and swallow the huge lump in my throat. I was not prepared. Mackenzie’s grief was heartbreaking and she goes through a number of coping strategies to deal with her sister’s grief, the most prominent being trying to not feel and ignore her grief.

I really liked her relationship with Ryan, it didn’t start out in the best way but they he couldn’t have been more perfect for, he got exactly what she was going through and was non-judgemental throughout the whole book.

This is a particularly difficult subject matter and I think Tijan did a brilliant job of approaching it, capturing that suicide doesn’t end with the person who takes their life, but lives on in the people they leave behind.

The last line will stay with me for a long time.

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My Rating: 5/5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟  🌟