Saturday, September 24, 2016

Stacking The Shelves (178)

STSmall_thumb[2][2]Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

For My Kindle:
Veiled by Karina Halle
Shopping for a Billionaire by Julia Kent
Shopping for a Billionaire's Fiancée by Julia Kent
Shopping for a CEO by Julia Kent
Shopping for a Billionaire's Wife by Julia Kent
Shopping for a CEO's Fiancée by Julia Kent

eARC Awesomeness:
Shopping for an Heir by Julia Kent
Our Options Have Changed by Julia Kent & Elisa Reed

Friday, September 23, 2016

Review: With This Heart by R.S. Grey

With This Heart by R.S. Grey
April 6, 2014
318 pages
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Contains: sex, language

If someone had told me a year ago that I was about to fall in love, go on an epic road trip, ride a Triceratops, sing on a bar, and lose my virginity, I would have assumed they were on drugs.

Well, that is, until I met Beckham.

Beck was mostly to blame for my recklessness. Gorgeous, clever, undeniably charming Beck barreled into my life as if it were his mission to make sure I never took living for granted. He showed me that there were no boundaries, rules were for the spineless, and a kiss was supposed to happen when I least expected.

Beck was the plot twist that took me by surprise. Two months before I met him, death was knocking at my door. I'd all but given up my last scrap of hope when suddenly, I was given a second chance at life. This time around, I wasn't going to let it slip through my fingers.

We set out on a road trip with nothing to lose and no guarantees of tomorrow.

Our road trip was about young, reckless love.

The kind of love that burns bright.

The kind of love that no road-map could bring me back from.

**Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.**

I loved Abby and Beck's love story! Abby and Beck should have never met. But fate had a funny way of intervening. Where they first meet sets the stage for the unique journey that their relationship takes. And when I say journey, that includes a road trip. So much fun! I loved their interactions and banter. I loved Beck's confidence and Abby's bluntness. Beck was a dream come true. Abby was a girl worth the risk. They were so fun and so sweet together. And sure enough, they were sexy together as well.

With the fun beginning of their journey, I knew the other shoe would drop eventually. And sure enough, it did. But I loved how the journey didn't end. The personal discoveries. The vulnerability. The heartbreak. The healing. The renewed outlook on life and love and future. I was so nervous this would be a gut-punching story. And while it definitely has tender moments and heartbreaking moments, this story was the sweetness I was hoping for. I only wish there was more, because I loved Abby and Beck so much.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Review: Sweet Dreams by Nina Lane

Sweet Dreams by Nina Lane
(Sugar Rush #1)
September 20, 2016
430 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Contains: explicit sex, language21=

He may own a candy company, but this wealthy bachelor is no Willy Wonka.

Sugar Rush Candy Company CEO Luke Stone is a devoted businessman who doesn't do relationships. He does short-term affairs with clearly defined rules. But when a sexy bohemian angel propositions him in a bar, Luke is tempted to want more.

Polly Lockhart is horrified when she wakes the morning after her twenty-third birthday to realize she made a fool of herself with a sinfully delicious man. She tells herself she doesn't have time for romance anyway, as she's fighting to keep her mother's beloved bakery afloat and finish her culinary studies. That all changes when her class tours the famed Sugar Rush headquarters, and Polly collides with her dream man again.

As she succumbs to their hot attraction, Polly soon realizes her bakery isn't the only thing that needs saving. Luke, driven and unyielding, will burn out unless someone convinces him to taste the sweetness of life. But can Polly remember this sugar rush is only temporary?

I fell in love with Nina Lane's writing with her Spiral of Bliss series. With the start of this new series, I wasn't sure what to expect. Well, 'Sweet Dreams' was such a genuine treat! It's just what the name says - sweet. I truly enjoyed reading this special love story with Polly and Luke, and am excited to have another series to look forward to.

Polly and Luke on the surface don't appear to be a likely match. Polly is a young gal with spunk, still figuring out her life. Luke is a sexy CEO who (thinks he) has it all figure out. Attraction aside - which is apparent when they first meet - it's difficult to initially see where any relationship between them could go. And that's what I loved about them. Because the more time they spend together, the more we get to know them, the more I fell in love with them and knew they were perfect for each other. They are a fantastic couple! I loved their "dates." I loved the way they took care of each other. I loved their hearts for their families. I absolutely loved Polly's personality. Polly and Luke blended so well together. I loved their story, their chemistry, and their fight.

'Sweet Dreams' is a real treat and I flew through the pages. If you like fun characters with a lot of heart, a great combination of sexy times and fun times, and a sweet love story, then 'Sweet Dreams' is for you.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cover Reveal: Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher

Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher
Release Date: TBD

Almost every day is a very bad day when you’re thirty, your tits are starting to sag, there are lines creeping in around your eyes, and you realize that no one would like you if they actually knew who you really were. Fig Coxbury is fed up with her life: her cheating ex-husband, the excess fat around her waist, and most of all, her loneliness.

When Fig chances upon Jolene Avery, the embodiment of everything she’s ever wanted to be, Fig befriends her out of curiosity.

Fig soon begins to emulate all aspects of Jolene's life, because when you find someone who knows exactly who they are, you can't help but want to be just like them.

Or in Fig's case... become them.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Review: Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee

Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee
(Not Quite #5)
September 20, 2016
329 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Contains: sex, some language

Mary Kildare knows how to read people. It’s both why she makes a great therapist and why she refuses to trust the average bachelor. Staying fiercely independent has been her primary relationship strategy—until wealthy playboy pilot (and commitmentphobe) Glen Fairchild reappears in her life. After a yearlong teasing tug-of-war, Mary and Glen test the waters of attraction, only to find that their physical chemistry runs deeper than flirtation.

At first, a bicoastal romance suits them both—especially since Glen can swoop in and whisk Mary away on one of his company’s planes. But no matter how close they get, they’re still three thousand miles apart. And when Mary’s life is threatened, Glen realizes the one luxury he doesn’t have is time. Can he close the distance between them before it’s too late?

'Not Quite Perfect' was such an enjoyable read. I loved going through this journey with Mary and Glen. Their story was full of sweetness and love, fun times and smiles, sexy times and adventures, and just enough (predictable) suspense to shake up the story.

I truly liked Mary and Glen together. I'm not always a fan of "player" types, but Glen pleasantly surprised me. He was still super charismatic, but he treated Mary with complete respect, and I loved that. Mary was intelligent and independent, but she still gave Glen a chance. I loved watching her open up, take a risk with him, and blossom under love. They were a wonderful couple, and I enjoyed the pacing of their relationship and the sweetness of their romance.

Along with the romance, there is an underlying current of mystery and suspense as Mary found herself in danger and under threat. Now, to be honest, it didn't take much for me to solve. But despite that, what I really enjoyed was how Mary and Glen's reactions to the danger actually brought them closer together.

There is also a super sweet character in the story that I loved: Mary Francis. She complimented the story in such a great way and I'm so glad Bybee included her. Add in a beautiful, tender ending, and I truly enjoyed this little escape.

3.5 to 4 STARS

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday Post: Weekly Wrap-Up (09.18)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books, share upcoming news, etc. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme 

What I Read Last Week:
Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee
Embraced by Jus Accardo
With This Heart by R.S. Grey

My Reviews Last Week:

The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey (my 5 star review)

What I'm Listening To:

Staked by Kevin Hearne

What I'm Currently Reading:


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Stacking The Shelves (177)

STSmall_thumb[2][2]Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

eARC Awesomeness:
Stolen Away by Jennie Marts
Sweet Dreams by Nina Lane
Searching for Disaster by Jennifer Probst