Dec 202014
 
Review: Laugh (Burnside #2) by Mary Ann Rivers

Review: Laugh (Burnside #2) by Mary Ann Rivers *early review copy received from netgalley and publisher — thank you!* Regina’s Rating: 4.5 stars/Grade A   Book Summary: Mary Ann Rivers continues her Burnside family series—perfect for readers of Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, and Ruthie Knox—as two people try to share their hearts without losing their cool. Dr. Sam Burnside is convinced that volunteering at an urban green-space farm in Lakefield, Ohio, is a waste of time—especially with his new health clinic about to open. He only goes to mollify his partner, suspecting she wants him to lighten up. Then Sam [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 20, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 182014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: New Adult - Unteachable by Leah Raeder

The Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge was New Adult for December so we decided to take this opportunity to check out the much-hyped Unteachable by Leah Raeder. Unteachable by Leah Raeder Genres: New Adult Contemporary Romance Publication Date: March 24th 2014 ARC Provided by Atria and Forever Synopsis from Goodreads: Maise O’Malley just turned eighteen, but she’s felt like a grown-up her entire life. The summer before senior year, she has plans: get into a great film school, convince her mom to go into rehab, and absolutely do not, under any circumstances, screw up her own future. But life has a way of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 18, 2014 at 11:43 am
Dec 172014
 
New Release Review + Giveaway: Wild Holiday Nights: Holiday Rush\Playing Games\All Night Long by Samantha Hunter, Meg Maguire, and Debbi Rawlins

Wild Holiday Nights: Holiday Rush\Playing Games\All Night Long by Samantha Hunter, Meg Maguire, and Debbi Rawlins Genre: Erotic Romance Publication Date: November 18, 2014 ARC Provided by Harlequin and Netgalley Badass has a giveaway! Scroll down to enter a chance to win a signed copy of this fun anthology! Synopsis from Goodreads: Satisfy your Christmas cravings with HOLIDAY RUSH by Samantha Hunter Cake guru Calla Michaels is canceling Christmas to deal with fondant, batter and an attempted robbery. Then officer Gideon Stone shows up at her door. Calla thought her kitchen was hot enough before. PLAYING GAMES by Meg Maguire With [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 17, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 112014
 
Review: Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn

Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn Genres: Historical Fiction Publication Date: September 30th 2014 ARC Provided by Harlequin MIRA and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: On the verge of a stilted life as an aristocrat’s wife, Poppy Hammond does the only sensible thing—she flees the chapel in her wedding gown. Assisted by the handsome curate who calls himself Sebastian Cantrip, she spirits away to her estranged father’s quiet country village, pursued by the family she left in uproar. But when the dust of her broken engagement settles and Sebastian disappears under mysterious circumstances, Poppy discovers there is more to her hero than it seems. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 11, 2014 at 7:00 am
Nov 252014
 
Author Q & A, Release Day Group Review, + Giveaway: The King by Tiffany Reisz

 When we got the email telling us Tiffany Reisz would be answering questions on The King blog tour, we were thrilled! When it comes to Tiffany’s writing and her sinners, we want to know every last detail! Which sinner did she originally plan to kill off? Who is her favorite to write? And what’s in store for her readers? She fills us in on all that and more! Here’s what we wanted to know: BABR: Was there a particular arc for Original Sinners you had planned on that didn’t pan out? If there was, are you willing to share any tidbits? [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 25, 2014 at 7:00 am
Oct 232014
 
New Release Review: The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz

The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz Genre: Gothic Romance Publication Date: October 6th, 2014 Synopsis from Goodreads: At the remote Marshall School, Gwen Ashby stumbles upon the job—and the man—of her dreams. Stern, enigmatic Edwin Yorke simmers with a heat Gwen longs to unleash. But Edwin knows all too well that forbidden love can end in tragedy…. Angie’s Review – 3.5 Skulls – B- The Headmaster was an interesting, spooky story about Gwen, a lonely woman who finds the man of her dreams while seeking employment at an all-boys school. It’s not long before Gwen realizes that loving Headmaster Yorke comes at [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 23, 2014 at 7:00 am
Aug 152014
 
New Release Review: Upside Down by Lia Riley

Upside Down by Lia Riley Book #1 in Off the Map Genres: New Adult Contemporary Romance Publication Date: August 10th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) Synopsis from Goodreads: If You Never Get Lost, You’ll Never Be Found… Twenty-one-year-old Natalia Stolfi is saying good-bye to the past-and turning her life upside down with a trip to the land down under. For the next six months, she’ll act like a carefree exchange student, not a girl sinking under the weight of painful memories. Everything is going according to plan until she meets a brooding surfer with hypnotic green eyes and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
Aug 132014
 
Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell *e-book purchased from Amazon* Regina’s Rating: 4.5 stars/Grade A Book Summary: Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside the point. Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 13, 2014 at 6:00 am
Jul 282014
 
Early Review: Unstoppable by Shannon Richard

Unstoppable by Shannon Richard Book #3 in Country Roads Genres: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: July 29th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Synopsis from Goodreads: Some things you don’t dare let go . . . Melanie O’Bryan knows life is too short to be afraid of taking chances. And former Air Force sergeant Bennett Hart is certainly worth taking a chance on. He’s agreed to help her students with a school project, but she’s hoping the handsome handyman will offer her a whole lot more. Yet despite his heated glances and teasing touches, Mel senses there’s something holding him back . [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 28, 2014 at 11:10 am
Jun 302014
 
New Release Review: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling Series: Cormoran Strike #2 Genre: Mystery Release Date: Jun 19, 2014 Audiobook narrated by Robert Glenister When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days–as he has done before–and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 30, 2014 at 6:51 am
Jun 212014
 
Early Review: The Saint by Tiffany Reisz

New Release Review: The Saint by Tiffany Reisz Book 5 in The Original Sinners series, Book 1 of The Original Sinners: The White Years Release date: June 24, 2014 Genre: Erotica, BDSM Book provided by NetGalley and Harlequin MIRA Books Synopsis from Goodreads: In the beginning, there was him. Gutsy, green-eyed Eleanor never met a rule she didn’t want to break. She’s sick of her mother’s zealotry and the confines of Catholic school, and declares she’ll never go to church again. But her first glimpse of beautiful, magnetic Father Søren Stearns and his lust-worthy Italian motorcycle is an epiphany. Suddenly, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 21, 2014 at 7:00 am
May 062014
 
Mini Reviews: The "Did Not Finish" Edition

I have had a string of bad luck with the books I’ve picked up recently so I thought I would do a rundown of my most recent Did Not Finish (DNF) books.  Now just remember, most of these books have glowing reviews from other reviewers so just because they didn’t work for me, doesn’t mean they won’t work for you!  Have a suggestion to break my reading slump?  Hit me up in the comments.   RATING: DID NOT FINISH   Shadows by Robin McKinley Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Publication Date: September 26th 2013 Book Borrowed from Local Library and Nancy Paulsen Books [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 6, 2014 at 8:58 am
Mar 162014
 
Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Genre: Young Adult/New Adult Contemporary Publication Date: September 10, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan… But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it.  She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading.  Rereading.  Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath’s sister has mostly [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 072014
 
New Release Review: Undone by Shannon Richard

Undone by Shannon Richard Book #1 in Country Roads Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: February 25th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Synopsis from Goodreads: Things Paige Morrison will never understand about Mirabelle, Florida: Why wearing red shoes makes a girl a harlot. Why a shop would ever sell something called “buck urine.” Why everywhere she goes, she runs into sexy-and infuriating-Brendan King. After losing her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend, Paige has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and move in with her retired parents. For an artsy outsider like Paige, finding her place in the tightly knit town [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 7, 2014 at 9:41 am
Feb 192014
 
Early Review: Nights Owls by Lauren M. Roy

Night Owls by Lauren M. Roy Book #1 in the Night Owls series Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: February 25th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Ace Synopsis from Goodreads: Night Owls book store is the one spot on campus open late enough to help out even the most practiced slacker. The employees’ penchant for fighting the evil creatures of the night is just a perk… Valerie McTeague’s business model is simple: provide the students of Edgewood College with a late-night study haven and stay as far away from the underworld conflicts of her vampire brethren as possible. She’s lived that [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 19, 2014 at 10:54 am
Feb 172014
 
New Release Review: Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz

New Release Review: Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz Cosmo Red Hot Reads Release date: February 11, 2014 Genre: Contemporary Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Harlequin Synopsis from Goodreads: Wanted: Adventurous, open-minded man willing to try anything… As a popular sex blogger, Beatriz gets paid to have orgasms. So being on deadline the week of her sister’s wedding isn’t as rough as it sounds. There’s just one hitch: Bea’s assignment is to write a review of a sex position manual, but she doesn’t have a plus one to play with. The good news: Ben, the one who got away back in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 17, 2014 at 7:00 am
Feb 132014
 
Early Review: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski Book #1 in the Winner’s trilogy Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Publication Date: March 4th 2014 Print ARC Provided by Farrar Straus and Giroux Synopsis from Goodreads: Winning what you want may cost you everything you love As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 13, 2014 at 10:19 am
Feb 092014
 
An Oldie but a Goodie: Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts

Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts First Published: 1991 Genres: Romantic Suspense Available in Paperback, Ebook, Audiobook Burned out and still reeling from a love affair gone bad, world-class violinist Caroline Waverly goes to her grandparents’ home in Innocence, Mississippi, for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Instead she finds herself overwhelmed all over again—first by Tucker Longstreet, a charming local with a sideline in no-strings-attached relationships, and then by a deadlier, more disturbing development. For Innocence is being stalked by its very own serial killer, whose brutal knife blows have pierced the veil of tranquillity in this sleepy Southern town and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 9, 2014 at 6:24 am
Jan 202014
 
Early Review: Live (Burnside #1) by Mary Ann Rivers

Review: Live (Burnside #1) by Mary Ann Rivers *early review copy received from netgalley and publisher — thank you!* Regina’s Rating: 4.5 stars/Grade A Release Date: 1/21/14   Book Summary: Mary Ann Rivers kicks off a new contemporary romance series—sure to please readers of Ruthie Knox, Kristan Higgins, and Jill Shalvis—where love can be found unexpectedly. If there’s an upside to unemployment, Destiny Burnside may have found it. Job searching at her local library in Lakefield, Ohio, gives her plenty of time to ogle the hottest man she has ever laid eyes on: the sexy wood-carver who’s restoring the building. But [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 20, 2014 at 10:18 am
Jan 162014
 
Book Trailer Reveal: Some Fine Day by Kat Ross

Some Fine Day by Kat Ross Genre: Young Adult Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Publication Date: July 1st 2014 by Strange Chemistry Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist is on the verge of graduating from the black ops factory known as the Academy. She’s smart and deadly, and knows three things with absolute certainty: 1. When the world flooded and civilization retreated deep underground, there was no one left on the surface. 2. The only species to thrive there are the toads, a primate/amphibian hybrid with a serious mean streak. 3. There’s no place on Earth where you can hide from the hypercanes, continent-sized storms that have [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 16, 2014 at 11:41 am