Category «Last Name begins with “L”»

Review + Giveaway: Rented Heart by Garrett Leigh

Three reads already this year from one of my favorite authors? Yes, please. And keep ’em coming. If you’ve visited Badass Book Reviews lately, I’m sure my love affair with Garrett Leigh’s books is something you already know about. When I read the synopsis for Rented Heart, I couldn’t wait to read it! As usual, …

“Waiting on” Wednesday: Rented Heart by Garrett Leigh

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it features an upcoming release you’re looking forward to. What book am I anticipating so much it’s making my reader heart skip a beat? ~ synopsis from Goodreads ~ Ex-surfer-turned-businessman Liam Mallaney moved back to Holkham, Norfolk, to mourn the loss of …

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 …

More Josh Lanyon Lovin!

This is my second installment of all Josh Lanyon reads.  The reason for this is simple, I love her style and when I find a good one I suddenly decide to binge read one after the other. If you are a mystery reader and enjoy the M/M genre, Josh Lanyon is a must read.  Dead …

Early Review: Fish Out of Water by Amy Lane

Fish Out of Water by Amy Lane Genre: Mystery/Suspense, LGBTQIA Publication Date: June 29th, 2016 ARC provided by Dreamspinner Press Synopsis from Goodreads: PI Jackson Rivers grew up on the mean streets of Del Paso Heights—and he doesn’t trust cops, even though he was one. When the man he thinks of as his brother is accused …

Interview, Review, + Giveaway: What Remains by Garrett Leigh

Garrett Leigh slid onto our radar last March when Misfits was released, and we’ve been waiting with bated breath for every release since! With this latest release, she does not disappoint. What Remains put us into an emotional tailspin that we won’t soon be recovering from. We got a chance to interview Garrett and find out if …

Review Hodgepodge (#4)

Contemporary Romance is mostly hit or miss for me, but occasionally I’ll find an ‘in between’ read. Today I think I hit on all three of these instances in the books I’m reviewing. ~*~ Once Touched by Laura Moore Book #3 in Silver Creek Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 24th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley …

Early Review: The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder

The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: June 7, 2016 Publisher: Simon Pulse   Synopsis from Goodreads: In this ode to all the things we gain and lose and gain again, seventeen-year-old Penelope Marx curates her own mini-museum to deal with all the heartbreaks of love, friendship, and growing up. Welcome to the …

New Release Review: Between Ghosts by Garrett Leigh

Between Ghosts by Garrett Leigh Genre: LGBTQIA, Mystery & Thrillers Publication Date: March 14th, 2016 ARC provided by Netgalley and Riptide Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: In 2003, journalist Connor Regan marched through London to add his voice to a million others, decrying the imminent invasion of Iraq. Eight months later, his brother, James, was killed …

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 …

Release Day Review: Not if I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: December 1st, 2015 Publisher: Poppy   Synopsis from Goodreads: The Rules: Don’t deceive me. Ever. Especially using my blindness. Especially in public. Don’t help me unless I ask. Otherwise you’re just getting in my way or bothering me. Don’t be weird. Seriously, …

Early Review: Jefferson Blythe, Esquire by Josh Lanyon

Jefferson Blythe, Esquire by Josh Lanyon Genre: M/M Romantic Mystery Publication Date: November 16th, 2015 Publisher: Carina Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: In this fast, fun and dead-sexy male/male new-adult caper from multi-award-winning author Josh Lanyon, twenty something Jefferson Blythe gets lost, gets found, falls in love and comes out…all in the span of one wild summer …

Early Review: Blindsight by Adriane Leigh

Blindsight by Adriane Leigh Book #1 in Blindsight Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: October 26th, 2015 ARC provided by Adriane Leigh Synopsis from Goodreads: {blind·sight: the ability to see without knowing it} Sometimes a single touch is all it takes to spark a wildfire. Erin Warner learned that the day she bumped into the dashing, tattooed …

Review Hodgepodge (#2)

It’s that time again – binge read, review, & repeat. Today I have some early release reviews for you that were middle-of-the-road reads for me. I’m trying to launch an all-out ARC attack. The number of books in my to be read pile is starting to overtake my Kindle, and it’s time to get down …

New Release Group Review: The Darkest Flame by Christina Lee

The Darkest Flame by Christina Lee #1 in Roadmap to Your Heart Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: August 17th, 2015  Synopsis from Goodreads: From the author of There You Stand, a new male/male romance about an errant motorcycle recruit and the captivating bartender who sends his wheels spinning down an all too tempting road. Vaughn …

Josh Lanyon Love!

Rather than reviewing these books at different times, and drown you in multiple days worth of Josh Lanyon, I decided to combine them all into just this one post. If you are a mystery reader and enjoy the M/M genre, Josh Lanyon is a must read.  Dead serious.  Must read.   Fair Game by Josh …

Review: Slade by Adriane Leigh

Slade by Adriane Leigh Book #3 in Wild Genre: Erotic/Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 26, 2014 Synopsis from Goodreads: Behind every beautiful thing, there is some kind of pain… Always overlooked. Always just there. That’s what Dillon was to me. Until one night. In one night she flipped my world on its axis and there’s …

Review: Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee Genre: YA Historical Fiction Publication Date: March 17th, 2015 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Synopsis from Goodreads: Missouri, 1849: Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician—not an easy thing if you’re a girl, and harder still if you’re Chinese. But a …

Release Day Group Review: There You Stand by Christina Lee

There You Stand by Christina Lee Book #5 in Between Breaths Genre: M/M, Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: April 21st 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: Tattoo artist Cory Easton has worked long enough at Raw Ink to know, just by looking at a dude, what his body art reveals, what makes him tick, what …

Re-Release Review: Nice Girls Don’t Ride by Roni Loren

Nice Girls Don’t Ride by Roni Loren Genre: New Adult Novella Re-Release Date: Apr 21, 2015 ARC Provided by Berkley/NAL and Netgalley Natalie Bourne thinks she has the perfect night planned for her twenty-first birthday. But when her car breaks down and her boyfriend bails on her, she’s left stranded in an auto shop dealing …