Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry 

Synopsis  

 The most beautiful man I’ve ever seen is the one who can ruin everything…

The first time I lay eyes on Callan Walker, I know he’ll be trouble. With his smug grin, hot Aussie accent and thousand dollar shoes, he’s just the kind of rich guy who always gets what he wants.

And he wants two things: a night of sin, and my cooperation as he outmaneuvers his powerful mother to take control of his uncle’s estate.

I can’t afford either one. I’m the only thing standing between my little sister and the foster care system. He may have money and charm on his side, but I have something even more powerful — pure desperation. This temp job at his mother’s company can become a full time job for me. It has to.

But when Callan’s eyes rake over my body, sometimes I forget my obligations. His piercing gaze finds the fun, optimistic girl I used to be and not the tired person I’ve become.

And it works–if only for a moment. Our night together was a mistake. I can’t afford to get sucked into his high-powered family’s treachery. But the closer I get to Callan, the more layers I find beneath those expensive clothes. Though I can’t forget this is temporary. He’s temporary. I have too much to lose.

Too bad my foolish heart didn’t get the memo…


More Details

Genre:  Romance
Page Length: 302
Characters: Grace, Callan, and Olivia
Publication Date: 12th September 2017
Format: eArc – I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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I pretty much devoured this book in a day it’s that good.  The story sucked me in from the first page. Grace’s job is to take inventory and catalogue her boss’s recently deceased brother (Jack) estate and belongings, sounds simple enough but this is all thrown in to disarray when she arrives at Jack’s apartment and finds Callan Walker there. Callan is Jack’s nephew and he is determined to find a way to take back control from his mother and honour his Uncles final wishes.

This book is told from the duel perspectives of Grace and Callan so straight away you get a greater understanding of where they are both coming from, which I think is one of the reasons that made this story so great. Being able to understand what was motivating Callan’s behaviour is what made him so likable, that and his smoking hot accent! I liked that Grace didn’t just outwardly fall for his charms, she had a job and she was determined to get it done. The chemistry between these two is off the charts and the sexual tension almost bounces off the pages!

Callan’s mother is the ultimate bitch in this book, ruthless and power hungry from the get go and even though we don’t get a physical appearance from her until late in the book, her presence is prominently felt through email and phone conversations.

Overall this was a brilliant read, I’ve not read anything else by these authors yet, but I will be in the future.

The Bottom Line:

I feel like I could rave about this book all day long, it’s one of the best romance books I’ve read all year and I urge you to add it to your reading list.

My Rating:  5/5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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About the Authors

Sarina Bowen

sarina+kitchenSarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of New England.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of the RITA award winning HIM, and its sequel, US, as well as the WAGs novels.

Sarina also has a new Vermont contemporary romance series, True North. She’s also unrolled new hockey novels from Penguin Berkley including Rookie Move.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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Sarah Mayberry

19909Sarah Mayberry was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is the middle of three children. From the time that she first “stole” paper from kindergarten and stapled it together to make “books,” Sarah has always wanted to be a writer. In line with this ambition, on graduation from high school, she completed a bachelor of arts degree majoring in professional writing, then sat down to write a book. When inspiration didn’t strike, she began to wonder if, perhaps, she needed to live some life first before writing about it.

This still left the burning question of how to pay the rent. She found her way into trade journalism, working off the principle that it was better to write anything for a living than nothing at all. Her time there lead to the opportunity to launch a new decorator magazine for one of Australia’s major retailers, an invaluable and grueling experience that she found very rewarding.

But the opportunity to write fiction for a living soon lured Sarah away. She took up a post as storyliner on Australia’s longest running soap, Neighbours. Over two years she helped plot more than 240 hours of television, as well as writing freelance scripts. She remembers her time with the show very fondly — especially the dirty jokes and laughter around the story table — and still writes scripts on a freelance basis.

In 2003 she relocated to New Zealand for her partner’s work. There Sarah served as storyliner and story editor on the country’s top-rating drama, Shortland Street, before quitting to pursue writing full time.

Sarah picked up a love of romance novels from both her grandmothers, and has submitted manuscripts to Harlequin many times over the years. She credits the invaluable story structuring experience she learned on Neighbours as the key to her eventual success — along with the patience of her fantastic editor, Wanda.

Sarah is revoltingly happy with her partner of twelve years, Chris, who is a talented scriptwriter. Not only does he offer fantastic advice and solutions to writing problems, but he’s also handsome, funny and sexy. When she’s not gushing over him, she loves to read romance and fantasy novels, go to the movies, sew and cook for her friends. She has also become a recent convert to Pilates, which she knows she should do more often.

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Fallen Heir (The Royals #4) – Erin Watt

*This review contains a few little spoilers*

 Synopsis  

 These Royals will ruin you.

Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to.

Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible.

Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up.

She might be right.

Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.


More Details

Genre:  New Adult
Page Length: 300
Characters: Easton, Hartley
Publication Date: 29th August 2017
Format: eARC


Review

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

To say I was excited to receive this book is an understatement. So before I get into the review I want to say thank you to team Erin Watt for sending providing me with this ARC.

This is the fourth book of The Royals Series and is told from Easton’s perspective. I have to say that I didn’t particularly have any strong feelings about Easton when I read the first 3 books, sure I thought he was an ok supporting character but apart from that I didn’t really think that much of him, but in this book, he definitely grew on me.

I really loved Hartley, I love how she took no shit from Easton and wasn’t won over by his Royal charm, ⬅️ See what I did there?  Aside from her being ballsy I also enjoyed finding out about her. During the reading of this book I thought it was a shame that we didn’t get Hartley’s perspective on things but looking back I think it was actually a good thing because it gave the story a lot more tension because we didn’t know her thoughts.

Of course, all the old characters are sprinkled throughout, I really liked that we go to see snippets of how Ella and Reed were doing and we even got a little update on Steve’s trial!

And that ending!! Holy crap! I was not expecting that! Talk about a freaking cliff hanger!! I can’t wait for Cracked Kingdom to come out….. it’s going to be a bloody long winter!

The Bottom Line:

If you have read the first 3 books in the series then this is a must read. This is my new favorite read of the summer. I just loved it! Well done Erin Watt another brilliant read. Now I must nurse my book hangover!!

PS: Get Ready to be Ruined!

My Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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About the Author

Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun–and sometimes crazy–ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up.

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Sweet Summer Love – Sierra Hill

Blurb

Logan

Everyone’s had a summer crush. One that’s etched into your memories so hard that it leaves an indelible mark, like a scar on your heart. For me, that crush is my first love, Carver Edwards. I met him at fifteen at summer camp, and for three perfect summers, he was mine. Until the blazing heat of the summer sun faded and reality crashed in. Carver went off to college, leaving me trapped in my small farming town, with no way of reaching him and a problem I needed solving.

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As the senior captain of my college basketball team, all I’ve been focused on the past four years has been playing, school, getting drafted in the NBA, and steering clear of relationships. I didn’t want them. I had nothing to give another girl. I’d given it already. So, I built my rep as a player, and honed my natural ability to charm the pants off girls. It’s what I did. Who I was. Who I am. Until March, when a lay-up during a tournament landed me in an emergency room, under the care of Logan Shaw – my first love. Of all the people I could run into, why did it have to be her? Not only did my face get split wide open, but so did the locks that held the pain I’d attempted to bury for so many years. Now that she’s back in my life, we must face the truth and the consequences of our actions – even if it could destroy us. We must uncover the truths that have kept us shackled from moving forward. That could possibly set us free.


Stats

Page Length: 380
Publication Year:
2017
Genre: 
New Adult
Characters:  Logan, Carver


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

Story

This book is written in the first person from both Logan’s and Carver’s perspectives. I  thought the writing was good. The actual story itself was a bit of a let-down, it tells the story of Logan and Carver’s relationship. They first met at summer camp when they were around 15, due to Logan being from the poor side of town and because lives a few hours away from Carver, she decides to only see him during the summer so it doesn’t interrupt them being at school.

After sleeping with Carver for the first time Logan gets pregnant and gives the baby up for adoption. She tries to tell Carver but instead her messages to him get intercepted by his dad and he ends up paying her off, leaving her with the impression that Carver doesn’t want anything to with her.

5 years later they are reunited when Logan happens to be at a basketball game that Carver is playing in.

At times if felt like the author didn’t really know her own characters backgrounds. I was very confused about Logan’s upbringing because, to begin with it seems like she had it bad because her brothers were awful to her and father wasn’t around much but when he was he was good to her and looked after her, however when she came home pregnant at 17 he just threw her out! I just didn’t get it.

Also, the whole rich dad paying off the poor girl to keep her away from his son is a bit of a cliché.

I thought the pace that they started boning one another after reuniting to be a bit unrealistic. I thought Logan forgave Carver way to quick. Which for put a bit of a damper on the romance side of this story because I just didn’t find it believable.

Characters

I have to be honest and say that I didn’t connect with either of the main characters. Sure that were some personality traits that Logan had that I thought were ok, but mainly I think that she should have been treated better and could have done better than Carver. On the subject of Carver, his character left a real bad taste in my mouth. He is your typical player, before getting back with Logan he just bangs lots “Hoop Bunnies” as he has affectionately nicknamed them. This, however, is not what put me off him, I think it was the second time he was being intimate with Logan that this line appeared:

“My hands grip her hips hard and I smile perversely knowing that she’ll have dark bruises there when I’m done with her”

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I’m sorry, what? How is this ok? after that I lost all interest in him. It might just be me but I think its fucked up that he would want to bruise her, more so because he actually describes his smile as perverse so he knows that it’s unacceptable and it still turns him on.

Conclusion:

The best way to summarize without being too harsh.. I didn’t like this book and I definitely wouldn’t recommend.

My Rating:  1/5 🌟

Country Kisses – Addison Moore

Blurb

I fell hard for Cade the moment I met up with those bedroom eyes of his, but it’s not my heart I’m interested in gifting him.

Cade James is my best friend’s brother, well bred and well bed. To him I’m just another plaything, but I can’t blame him for that. I’m not much to look at, and there’s not a man on the planet that would be willing to make me his own.

But Cade is pulling me deeper, asking questions, wanting to know what makes me tick—wanting to know who gave me the scar that takes up the landscape over half my face.

Cade wants far more than what I’m willing to give him. If I let him in, let him into the most sacred chamber of my heart, I might end up with a wound far greater than the one that left that scar.

The wound Cade James has the power to inflict could never heal.


Stats

Page Length: 284
Publication Year:
2015
Genre:  New Adult/ Romance
Characters:  Cassidy, Cade


Thoughts

This is book 8 in the 3: AM Kisses Series. This is one of those books that you when you’re looking for a bit of sweetness and light relief, I really enjoyed the romance between Cassidy and Cade.

Story/ Characters

This story is told in the first person from both Cassidy’s and Cade’s perspectives. Cassidy meets Cade in a bar knowing that he is that he is her roommate/best friends brother. She decides to have hook up with him and have a casual fling with him because in her eyes there is no way he could want anything else with her.

This is because Cassidy has a huge scar on the side of her face from when she was attacked by a dog as a child. Cade, however, doesn’t care about her scars and thinks she is beautiful anyway.

I really enjoyed both Cassidy and Cade’s characters, neither of them was annoying. I love how their feelings for one another developed and I felt that this was paced nicely.

I did think the drama over the fact that Cassidy kept Cade’s sister in the dark a little strange but overall this didn’t really affect my enjoyment of the book.

Favorite Quote:

“I see you—the real you.” His voice softens a bit as he presses me close by the small of my back. Our hips connect, and I would swear on my momma’s soul that sparks just lit up the night sky. There has always been something electric about Cade’s touch. He touches his finger to my chin and sears his gaze over mine. “When I said I love you, I meant it. I love the inside, the outside, and I especially love your heart of fucking gold.”

Conclusion:

This was a real feel-good read if your looking for something that will give you warm and fuzzy feelings then this is defiantly worth a read.

My Rating: 3/5  🌟🌟🌟

Wild Kisses – Addison Moore

Blurb

Piper thinks Owen Vincent is a tool. Once they finish up with their internship she never wants to see him again.

Piper James’ first year at Whitney Briggs is starting off great, new friends, a potential sorority, and plenty of guys to choose from. Once she secures a spot in Alpha Chi, she’ll have the greatest freshman year on record.

But it just takes one look at the Alpha Chi “hit list” of things she needs to do to get in and she know there’s trouble—and trouble’s name is Owen Vincent.

Taming a player sounds impossible. Owen is the only player she knows and he certainly fits the bill, cocky, too many notches to count on his bedpost, and an aversion to relationships.

Making Owen believe she wants him is pretty low, even if this entire fling is just a means to an end. But now she can’t stop thinking about him. Yeah, he thinks he’s God’s gift to women, but now a part of her is kind of starting to agree. Girls are still dripping all over him like honey. Piper thinks there’s no way he’d be interested in a commitment with her. Maybe Alpha Chi isn’t what she wants. Maybe it’s Owen?

It’s a brand new year at Whitney Briggs and things are about to get wild.


STATS

Page Length: 297
Publication Year: 2015
Genre: New adult/Romance
Characters: Piper, Owen


Yes this is the seventh book, I have read  a few of the others. The thing I love about this series is that each book can be read as a stand alone which also means you don’t have to read them in order.

Story: 

This is told from both Piper and Owen’s POVs in the first person.

I enjoyed the romance between the two main characters, it was a tad fast though and I would have enjoyed a bit more build up to it.

The book does heavily reference the book that came before it but it’s done so in a way that you don’t have to have read it to know what’s going on.

I really wanted to love this book, I’ve read the few that came before it and they were all really good. But this one felt a little empty I feel like there should have been more story.

Characters:

I liked how head-strong Piper was, she wasn’t afraid to stand up for herself especially when it came to the bitches who ran the sorority that she was trying to get in. I also liked how she didn’t need Owen to fight her battles for her.

I have conflicted feelings for Owen, mainly because I don’t really feel anything for him. Sure he is a nice enough character but I don’t feel he had much depth to him.

Favorite Quote:

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Conclusion:

I think the fact that I have read the first few books and therefore had high expectations, is probably what made this book a bit of s disappointment for me. In hindsight, had I read this one first I probably would have like it more.

However, I would still say it’s worth a read, especially if you enjoy college romances and stories that feature bitchy sororities.

My Rating:  3/5 🌟🌟🌟

Rebel – Elle Casey

Blurb

Teagan Cross, college senior, rebel, and wiseass extraordinaire, goes from princess to pauper in a single phone call. Overnight, her life of privilege becomes one of survival, and no matter where she turns, it seems like the world is out to get her. She’s not going to fall apart, though. She’s a rebel and she’s strong … determined to live life on her own terms … and nothing’s going to stop her from getting things done and making things right. But when a twist of fate brings her to the doorstep of a different kind of Rebel, she’s forced to figure out when something’s worth fighting for and when something’s worth letting go.


Stats

Page Length: 294
Publication Year: 2013
Genre: New Adult/Romance
Characters: Teagan, Rebel


So after a week where I read two exceptionally brilliant books, this one left a lot to be desired. I think my main irk with this book is that I didn’t really feel anything for the characters and as I hate DNF’s I powered through.

Story/ Characters:

I thought the story was well written, it’s told in the first person from Teagan’s POV. I did think it lacked something but I can really put my finger on exactly what. So to try to keep things constructive:

What I liked

  • The whole rich girl loses her fortune and must learn to look after herself storyline always draws me into a story
  • Teagan’s independence

What I didn’t like

  • Rebel, for some reason I just kept picturing Vin Diesel which was very off putting. Looking back I think this is because of his description or lack of, the only thing we find out is that he is really good looking, is packing muscle and has tattoos. No hair or eye colour was mention from what I remember.
  • How Teagan came to lose her money was a tad strange and we never learn the whole truth
  • The ending, there were so many loose ends. Apart from Teagan and Rebel deciding to be together nothing else was resolved!

Conclusion:

There’s not a lot more I can say really. I can say that I probably wouldn’t recommend it.  There are two more books in the series but I’ll probably give those a miss.

My Rating 2/3

The Power – Jennifer L. Armentrout

Blurb

 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.


STATS

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


Story: 

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.

Characters

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!

Conclusion:

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

Blurb

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.

STATS

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


Story:

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!

 

Characters:

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.

 

Conclusion:

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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Giveaway: Up for grabs is a signed copy of The Return and The Power.

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Revelation Series (Part 2) – Randi Cooley Wilson

Redemption

A LOVE RETURNS
A LOYALTY IS BROKEN
AND WAR BEGINS

For Eve Collins, darkness has descended after her love vanished into the night sky. A new protector has been appointed, one who challenges everything she’s believed to be true.

In this third installment of The Revelation Series, Eve will become aware of dangers and worlds that exist only in her nightmares, and bloodline secrets that will trigger a centuries old war.

You can escape anything, except your destiny.

Page Length: 315
Publication Year: Dec 2014
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy

Characters: Eve, Asher, Abby, Callen, Mckenna, Keegan and Gage


Revolution

A King Rises
A Fate Seals
Realms Fall

Eve Collins has set in motion a chain of events that could destroy everything she’s ever loved. Surrounded by dangerous creatures, dark worlds, and the struggle to become who she was meant to be, Eve must complete her ascension and accept her destiny.

War has begun. Losing is not an option. With dangers lurking around each corner, and everything against her, will Eve sacrifice her own happiness in order to tip the scale of balance? Which side will rise to power, and which fall to fate?

In this fourth installment in The Revelation Series, Eve must risk everything she loves in order to prevent a centuries old war.

Everything comes with a sacrifice, even love

Page Length: 319
Publication Year: May 2015
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy

Characters: Eve, Asher, Abby, Callen, Mckenna, Keegan and Gage


Restoration

Would You Run
Would You Fight
Would You Fall To Fate

If your heart was full of love, could you give it all up?

Eve Collins will do anything to save those she loves, especially her gargoyle protector and mate, Asher St. Michael. With the world crumbling down around them, Eve and Asher must face the final battle between darkness and light. One that will end in great sacrifice.

When the skies darken and love in it’s truest form is tested, would you run? When death becomes silence and battle lines are drawn, would you fight? If you had to sacrifice, to save the one you loved, would you fall to fate? Would you dare to let it go?

The End, Begins.

Page Length: 350
Publication Year: November 2015
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy

Characters: Eve, Asher, Abby, Callen, Mckenna, Keegan and Gage

Continue reading “Revelation Series (Part 2) – Randi Cooley Wilson”

Revelation Series (Part 1) – Randi Cooley Wilson

*I have broken down the review into 2 parts. This first part will I’ll be reviewing at Revelation and Restraint* 

Revelation Blurb:

A DIVINE SECRET,
A LOYAL PROTECTOR,
A FORBIDDEN LOVE.

Eve Collins starts her freshman year at college blissfully unaware that one revelation will challenge everything she’s believed to be true about her family, life, and future, and right in the midst of it all is Asher St. Michael.

Mysterious and aloof, Asher is appointed to protect Eve at all costs. Bound by his oath of loyalty to mankind, loving her is forbidden.

Dark and enigmatic, Gage Gallagher may be even more dangerous to Eve than the demonic army that hunts her.
Caught in the middle of a centuries old war, Eve must choose sides knowing that the wrong choice will cost more than just her life.
Can Asher and Eve fulfil their destinies or will their love destroy everything?

Revelation is a journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice.

Page Length: 314
Publication Year: May 2014
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy

Restraint Blurb:

A FORBIDDEN LOVE WILL BECOME DEEPER.
A LOYALTY WILL BE TESTED.
AND ONLY DARKNESS WILL REMAIN.

One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin’s world upside down. Now, she’s left to struggle with her identity and allegiance. Haunted by grief and tempted by her increasing attraction to her protector, will she ever truly be safe from enemies that refuse to give up?

Restraint is an addictively spellbinding continuation of Eve’s journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice that will change everything.

Page Length: 300
Publication Year: August 2014
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy

Characters: Eve, Asher, Abby, Callen, Mckenna, Keegan and Gage

I started this series with no preconceived notions, I really like books that center around Angels so I was excited to start this one.

Eve is an ordinary college student until she’s not. Haunted by nightmares that frequently wake her (and her roommates), she doesn’t think much of them until she meets Asher St.Micheal.

I feel like that even though this is new adult Eve is sometimes really childish and I could have really liked her character had she shown more maturity. I’m hoping in the next few books she finally makes herself heard. I also think that for what she is supposed to be that she should be a lot more kick ass that she is at the moment.

I had real problems with Asher, he’s only appealing trait seems to be his abs. I get that he is Eve’s protector but he is so overbearing it’s almost suffocating. He also keeps lots of secrets from Eve in the name of said protection, and I feel had he been more open with her she would have been able to make more informed choices.

When he first introduced in Revelation Gage is painted as a bad guy but after reading Restraint we learn there is a lot more to him, one of the things that I liked most about him is that he lives by his own rules. He is gray in a book where everything else is very black and white. There’s not much I liked about this book but the supporting characters are pretty awesome and Gage is probably the only reason I’ll finish reading this series!

What I liked:

The storyline was what really caught my eye, I liked the gargoyle aspect a lot and that Eve is supposed to a savior for mankind. Gage! I really like all the mystery that surrounds him. I found him to be a much more interesting character than Asher.

Things that I didn’t like:

The angst with a capital A! There is a lot of it in this series and it got so repetitive all the time, I don’t need the to main characters to be panting over each other the whole time for me to know that they are attracted to one another.  Asher! I can’t pinpoint why but there is something about him that just rubs me the wrong way!

Overall if you like angst-filled books with lots of drama and a touch of the supernatural I would recommend this book to you.

My Rating: 3/5