Jul 142016
 
A Year of Sarah Dessen | Dreamland

I’m still going strong with my Sarah Dessen reads! This month continues with Dreamland. While this book wasn’t able to capture me the way previous ones were, it was a decent read and hasn’t hindered my excitement for my next book from the author! Dreamland by Sarah Dessen Genre: Young Adult Publication Date: May 11th, 2004 Synopsis from Goodreads:  Wake up, Caitlin Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He’s magnetic. He’s compelling. He’s dangerous. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 202016
 
On the Hunt | Tracking an Epic Romance

  Isn’t there no better feeling than finding a book that’s like magic in your hands.  A story that, from page one, sucks you in and holds you hostage.  One that when you get to the end and you can feel your heart squeezing, and your soul aching, and you just clutch the book to your chest because you know that physically putting it down would be like ripping off the toughest of band-aids. I’ve felt that way about only a handful of books and the sad fact is that, despite rereads, I’ll never get that initial feeling again.  There is literally [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 172016
 
A Year of Sarah Dessen | The Truth About Forever

So far I’ve had a great experience with Sarah Dessen books. The Truth About Forever really upped the ante. I just can’t help but wonder what took me so long to dive into the Young Adult genre. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen Genre: Young Adult Publication Date: May 11th, 2004 Synopsis from Goodreads: A long, hot summer… That’s what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 312016
 
A Year of Sarah Dessen | Saint Anything

It’s back at it with A Year of Sarah Dessen. This is shaping up to be quite the YA year for me, as I seem to keep adding more and more YA books to my to be read pile and review schedule. Does reading Sarah Dessen have anything to do with it? I can’t say for certain, but her books sure don’t make me want to turn away from YA! These books are filled with emotion and make me want to relive parts of my own teenage years. I’m enjoying every moment of them! Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen Genre: Young Adult Publication [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 172016
 
A Year of Sarah Dessen | Lock and Key

Eeeeshk. Two months in, and I’ve already dropped the ball on this Sarah Dessen feature. It looks like I’ll be doubling up this month. Though at this point, that’s no hardship. I’m loving the stories she has to tell! Today I continue my year of Sarah Dessen with Lock & Key. I loved the first book I read by Sarah Dessen, Just Listen, so Lock & Key really had to blow me away in order to top or meet my expectations. While Lock & Key didn’t conjure quite the same magic as Just Listen did, it was very close. Lock and Key by [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 122016
 
Early Review: Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis

Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis The Order of the Krigers #1 Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: May 17th, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom’s only hope lies with the Order of the Krigers—twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons. For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon. Now, only one remains. Sixteen-year-old Kaia survives by keeping her [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 042016
 
Review: Finding Fraser by K.C. Dyer

Finding Fraser by K.C. Dyer Genre: Chick Lit/Romance Publication Date: February 26th, 2016 Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group   Synopsis from Goodreads: Escape to Scotland with the delightful new novel that readers have fallen in love with—inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s #1 New York Times bestselling Outlander series.   I met Jamie Fraser when I was nineteen years old. He was tall, red-headed, and at our first meeting at least, a virgin. He was, in fact, the perfect man. That he was fictional hardly entered into it…   On the cusp of thirty, Emma Sheridan is desperately in need of a change. After a [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 072016
 
A Year of Sarah Dessen | Just Listen

One of my reading goals for 2015 was to read more YA. Unfortunately, before I knew it, time got away from me and I hadn’t read as much of the genre as I wanted to. This year, I’m determined that I’m going to read more YA, and I’m going to keep myself on track by reading at least one a month. (More if I can manage to squeeze them in!) Sarah Dessen first popped up on my radar when her latest book, Saint Anything was released last year. It was all over my Goodreads timeline, and I was sucked right in by [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 262016
 
New Release Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard Book #1 in The Witchlands Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Publication Date: January 5th 2016 Book Borrowed from Local Library Synopsis from Goodreads: In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands. Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home. Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 212016
 
Review Hodgepodge (#3)

Historical romance used to be my ‘comfort genre,’ but lately it seems all you have to do is take away cell phones and cars, throw a heroine in a frilly dress, give the hero a title, and BOOM! You have yourself an historical romance. Maybe this is why it’s been hard for me to find one that knocks my socks off. (Though it can be done, as I did finally find one!) Luckily, M/M has filled that void for me. It started out as me clinging to the contemporary romance genre in the only way that seemed to work for [ Read More of this Review ]

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Genre Book Showdown: This is Where it Ends vs Violent Ends

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Jan 052016
 
Genre Book Showdown: This is Where it Ends vs Violent Ends

I’ve been sitting on This Is Where It Ends for a long time.  I requested it months ago, but wanted to put my review out closer to it’s release date.  While I waited Violent Ends came out, and I thought it was interesting that the two were very similar.  Not only were both books about school shootings, both of them were also told from multiple perspectives, none of which are the shooter.  I wondered if these books would make for a perfect comparison review, and I was eager to put these two books in the ring and see who came out the winner. If you’ve [ Read More of this Review ]

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New Release Review: Misconduct by Penelope Douglas

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Dec 152015
 
New Release Review: Misconduct by Penelope Douglas

Misconduct by Penelope Douglas Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 1st, 2015 ARC provided by NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: Former tennis player Easton Bradbury is trying to be the best teacher she can be, trying to reach her bored students and trying to forget her past. What brought her to this stage in her life isn’t important. She can’t let it be. But now one parent-teacher meeting may be her undoing… Meeting Tyler Marek for the first time makes it easy for Easton to see why his son is having trouble in school. The man knows how to manage businesses and [ Read More of this Review ]

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Holiday Reads, courtesy of Riptide Publishing!

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Dec 082015
 
Holiday Reads, courtesy of Riptide Publishing!

  Rebound Remedy by Christine d’Abo Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 9th, 2015 Publisher: Riptide Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: The last thing Cole expects to get for the holidays is dumped. But there he is, in the airport on his way to Banff for a romantic getaway, helplessly watching as his boyfriend’s ex declares undying love, proposes—and is accepted. With a few weeks to go until Christmas, Cole’s mood dives from jolly to jaded. But instead of sitting at home alone and feeling sorry for himself, he goes to his favorite bar, McGregor’s, for a pint and some company. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Review: The High King’s Golden Tongue by Megan Derr

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Nov 112015
 
Review: The High King's Golden Tongue by Megan Derr

The High King’s Golden Tongue by Megan Derr Genre: M/M Fantasy Publication Date: July 13th, 2015 Publisher: Less Than Three Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: Prince Allen has trained his entire life to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious mother, who has made their kingdom one of the wealthiest and most influential in the empire. For the past few years he has trained to become the new consort of the High King. The only thing no one prepared him for was the stubborn, arrogant High King himself, who declares Allen useless and throws him out of court. High King Sarrica is ruling [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 11, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Harlot by Victoria Dahl

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Oct 232015
 
Early Review: Harlot by Victoria Dahl

Harlot by Victoria Dahl Genre: Historical Romance/Erotica Publication Date: October 26th, 2015 ARC provided by Victoria Dahl and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: HE CAME HOME TO MARRY AN ANGEL… After two years of work in the gold fields of California, Caleb Hightower has come home to marry his childhood sweetheart, Jessica Willoughby. But when he returns, Caleb learns his refined bride-to-be is now a whore. Enraged by her betrayal, he can’t reconcile this shameless woman with the sweet innocent he once deeply loved–but Caleb knows what to do with a harlot. He’s determined to get everything from her that she’s sold [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 23, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: Making a Play by Victoria Denault

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Sep 222015
 
New Release Review: Making a Play by Victoria Denault

Making a Play by Victoria Denault Book #2 in Hometown Players Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance Publication Date: September 8th, 2015 ARC provided by Grand Central Publishing and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: He’ll do whatever it takes to win—on and off the ice. Luc Richard is the hottest player in the NHL—and it has nothing to do with hockey. His racy relationship with his supermodel ex set the tabloids on fire but nearly put his career on ice. To avoid being traded, Luc agrees to take a break from the spotlight—and from women—and spend the off-season at home in Silver Bay, Maine. It’s the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 152015
 
Review Hodgepodge (#1)

Sometimes I get so caught up in the joy of reading, I forget I’m also supposed to (hopefully) be helpful and informative to other people when they’re choosing books or if they just want to compare notes. Today, I have some books I’ve read, but been so gung-ho to start my next read that I’ve blown straight past reviewing. May these reviews be helpful and maybe spark some note comparing! One More Shot by Victoria Denault Book #1 in Hometown Players Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: They [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 042015
 
Review: Celtic Moon by Jan DeLima

Celtic Moon by Jan DeLima Book #1 in Celtic Wolves Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: September 24th, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: Like father, like son… Sophie Thibodeau has been on the run from the father of her son for more than fifteen years. Now her son, Joshua, is changing, and her greatest fears are about to be realized. He’s going to end up being just like his father—a man who can change into a wolf. Dylan Black has been hunting for Sophie since the night she ran from him—an obsession he cannot afford in the midst of an impending war. Dylan [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 4, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

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Aug 242015
 
Early Review: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare Book #3 in Castles Ever After Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: August 25th, 2015 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Avon Synopsis from Goodreads: On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shyly pretty and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart. A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 24, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: Radiance by Grace Draven

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Feb 122015
 
New Release Review: Radiance by Grace Draven

Radiance by Grace Draven Series: Wraith Kings #1 Genre: Fantasy Romance Release Date: January 13, 2015 ~THE PRINCE OF NO VALUE~ Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over. A trade and political alliance between the human kingdom of Gaur and the Kai kingdom of Bast-Haradis requires that he marry a Gauri woman to seal the treaty. Always a dutiful son, Brishen agrees to the marriage and discovers his bride is as ugly as he expected and more beautiful than he could have imagined. ~THE NOBLEWOMAN OF [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 12, 2015 at 6:39 am