[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.


Save the Date is out today! 

99c for release day ONLY!

AMAZON: US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited

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[Book Review] Moonlight Seduction – Jennifer L.Armentrout

Syn

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 🌟🌟🌟🌟

The Cliche Book Tag

I found this Tag over on Step into a Book World Blog so definitely check out her blog.

This tag looks super fun so let’s get started:

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Actions Speak Louder Than WordsA Book That Wasn’t Or Couldn’t Be Better Than The Movie.

There’s not very many books this applies to, usually the book is better than the film but I have to say I much pefered the Movie version of P.S I Love You. I’ve tried and failed to read the book more than once, mainly becuase I found it to be very depressing but the film is very watchable.


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The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side: A Rags To Riches Or Riches To Rags Story.

Paper Princess for sure, Ella starts out the book stripping for money and ends up being saved by her super rich guardian, and in then inherits a ton of money from her rich dead dad. So yeah.


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The Apple Does Not Fall Far From The Tree: A Parent Child Relationship That You Love

Mia and her Mom I think her name is Helen if I remeber corrently, have such a great relationship. They don’t always get along but She is always there for Mia.


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You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover: A Great Book That Needs A Better Cover.

I love this book, I read it earlier in the year and its so good but I have always thought the cover was a just a little bland and dull.


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You Can’t Please Everyone: A Book You Hate That Everyone Loves.

I read this book becasue of how much hype it was getting about how good it is, but I just don’t see it at all. In fact this book made me angry for a varity of reasons and if you want to read more on my thoughts then here is the link for my review.


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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger: What’s A Book That Made You A Better Person For Having Read It.

So this book didn’t really make me a better person but it did open my eyes to a condition that I didn’t have any clue existed. One of the main characters suffers from Prosopagnosia which is also called face blindness. This means he is unable to recognize people’s faces. So it really made me aware of this.


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Love Is Blind: A Book With A Disabled Character Or Actual Blind Love.

This is a re-telling of Cinderella and the Cinderella of the story was injured in an accident and uses a cane to get around. It was one of my favourte reads of last year.


Ignorance Is Bliss: A Book That Is Bad But You Just Don’t Want To Admit It.

I don’t really have one…. usually if a book is bed I’m very vocal about it lol


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There Is No Time Like The Present: What Is Your Favourite Contemporary Book?

At the moment it’s Arrogant Devil, tbh anything by R.S. Grey is pretty bloody amazing but she really out did herself with this book.


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Better Safe Than Sorry: A Book You Don’t Want To Read In Case It’s Bad

I really really want to  read this book, I’ve heard so many good things but I have jumped onto the hype train before and been really disappointed so I’m a bit nervous about givn this one ago!


 

Thats it! I’m not tagging anyone today but do feel free to have a go if the mood takes you!!

Until Next Time 🤓

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[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 🌟🌟🌟

The 20 Questions Book Tag

I wasn’t tagged to do this one but I found it over on Another Book in the Wall and thought it looked really fun to do.

1. How many books is too many books in a series?

That’s kinda tough personally anything above 8 maybe? It really depends on how the story is going.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers? 

I love them when they are done right.

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3. Hardback or paperback?

Paperback for sure. They are just easier to read IMO.

4. Favorite book?

I hate being asked this, how am I suppose to choose from all the goodness…. for now, I’m going to go with Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa

5. Least favorite book?

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover – I just expected more.

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6. Love triangles, yes or no?

I don’t really like them unless they are done really well and it’s not often that they are so no no no love triangles.

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

Clean by Juno Dawson but I am going to give it another go because I really want to finish it, I just wasn’t in the mood when I first started reading it.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

I’m currently re-reading The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S Grey

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

ummm this was again Rhapsodic because I can’t stop recommending it to people – I think I might be slightly obsessed at this point.

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10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

Probably Romeo and Juliet

11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

Brave Enough by Kati Gardner – I received an ARC I don’t think it’s out until sometime in August.

12. Favorite author?

I really can’t pick just one so here are my top 4:

  1. Sarah J. Maas
  2. R.S. Grey
  3. Jennifer L. Armentrout
  4. Laura Thalassa

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

Buying, I just like to be able to keep the books I read.

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

This has to be THUG: The Hate You Give.

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15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Bookmarks! Dog ears are sacrilegious! – no offense lol

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16. A book you can always reread?

A Court of Mist and Fury

17. Can you read while hearing music?

Yeah but I kinda block out noise when I read so I don’t really hear it after awhile.

18. One POV or multiple POV’s?

I enjoy both and preferably in the first person.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Depends on how much the book has gripped me, but usually over a couple of days.

20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?

Lullaby – Loved the Cover, didn’t like the story so much though!

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I tag:

Feel free to have a go even if you haven’t been tagged!

Until next time!

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[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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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 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟


The Prophecy is out on the 20th March 2018, pre order you copy here:

The E-Reader Book Tag

 

It’s Sunday so obviously its time for a Tag! I found this over on MistyBookspace and since I read a lot on my iPad I thought it would be the perfect tag for me to do.

Let’s do this:

What support do you use to read your e-books? An e-reader, a tablet, or the PC? 

I used the Kindle App on my iPad and I also use iBooks app on occasion.

How many e-books have you read since you started the new “digital fashion”? 

A lot! I don’t really keep track but its got to be around the 300 mark if not more.

What is the language of your ebooks? 

English

Buy them or take advantage of free promotions and books? 

A bit of both really. I don’t like to spend loads on ebooks and I do love a bargain. I also use BookBub and they send me offers on book genres  I like to read which is really handy.

Do you enjoy reading classics or new authors? 

If classic means classic like Jane Austin then no I mainly read new authors.

How many e-books do you have?

Soooo many! probably about 500.

What is your biggest supplier of ebooks? 

Amazon without a doubt.

Did you completely adhere to the Digital Reading or do you still live in the Age of the Physical Book? 

No, I don’t if a physical book is cheaper than an ebook I’ll buy the physical book. Also, I like to buy special editions.


That’s it! I’m not tagging anyone today but feel free to have a go if you like!

Until Next Time!

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The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

I haven’t done a tag for ages! I found this tag over on Darque the Dreamer Reads Blog and thought looked super fun I have a lot of opinions so this tag really appealed to me.

Lets get started:

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THUG: The Hate You Give – I really thought this book was overrated, it was getting a lot of hype last year which is the main reason why I read it. I wrote a review of my thoughts so have a look at that here.

 

A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO HATE BUT YOU LOVE:

hmm I don’t think I have one… I tend to hate books that other people love!

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AN OTP THAT YOU DON’T LIKE:

Celaena and Choal from Throne of Glass – I hated them together throughout my entire read of Crown at Midnight. There are some people in the fandom that ship them so hard – I just don’t get it, they are so not right for one another.

A POPULAR BOOK GENRE THAT YOU HARDLY REACH FOR:

Probably Mystery – I just have no interest.

 

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A POPULAR/BELOVED CHARACTER THAT YOU DO NOT LIKE

I don’t know if you can class him as beloved, but Tamlin for ACOTAR – I freaking hate this guy – but I see people all the time who love him on social media 🤮

 

 

A POPULAR AUTHOR THAT YOU CAN’T SEEM TO GET INTO:

BB. Hammel – I’ve tried a couple of her books and they are just not for me.

A POPULAR BOOK TROPE THAT YOU’RE TIRED OF SEEING:

Overly possessive male characters who treat the female protagonist like crap.

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The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. Gods… The Mortal Instruments was bad enough so yeah, no thanks.

THE SAYING GOES “THE BOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE MOVIE”, BUT WHAT MOVIE OR TV SHOW ADAPTATION DO YOU PREFER MORE THAN THE BOOK:

Definitely The Vampire Diaries – I could not get into the books at all the but TV Show was great.


 

That’s it. I’m not tagging anyone but feel free to have a go yourselves.

Until Next Time 🤓

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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 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟  🌟

[Book Review] The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Synopsis

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.


Quick Stats

Page Length: 384
Publication Year: 2018
Characters: Jude, Cardan, Lock, Vivi, and Taryn


Review

Wooza! This book was so good.

At the age of 7, Jude’s parents have murdered in front of her and then she and her sisters were then stolen away to High Court of Faerie. Years later Jude just wants to be one of them. To do this she wants a place in court but to do this must defy her nemesis, Carden.

I loved this story. Jude is a such a different character to what I normally come across, she has been brought up by the person who murdered her parents. This has had a profound effect on Jude, she has been in survival mode for the last 10 years doing anything she can to fit in and be part of Faerie. Despite being terrified 90%  of the time Jude is brave and strong and I really admired her courage.

Carden and his friends torment Jude on a daily basis, he is the definition of a jerk but some reason I found myself liking him. I can’t really explain why because he is a dick for the majority of the book.

The story itself is a whirlwind of twist and turns and betrayals at every corner. It kept me guessing until the very end. This is the first book by Holly Black that I have read but after this, it certainly won’t be the last.  Overall this was a really awesome story and if you love books about the fae then this is a must-read.

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My Rating 4/5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟