Aug 092016
 
Release Day Review: Reaper's Fire by Joanna Wylde

Reaper’s Fire by Joanna Wylde Book #6 in Reapers MC Genre: Contemporary/MC Romance Publication Date: August 9th, 2016 ARC Provided by Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: The club comes first. I’ve lived by those words my whole life—assumed I’d die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She’s beautiful, she’s loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes . . . She deserves a good man—one better than me. I can’t take her yet because [ Read More of this Review ]

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Aug 052016
 
Review Hodgepodge (#6)

Well, this is me, so as usual, I picked up one M/M book fully prepared to move on to something else when I was done. That rarely happens, and it sure as heck didn’t happen this time. I don’t know what it is about the genre (sub-genre?) that grips me. Once I’m in, it’s hard to find my way out. I find M/M to be brimming with emotions that don’t feel forced and filled with angst that is beautifully done. I found some really good (and funny) reads with this bunch. And one full-on bust. 🙁 Adulting 101 by Lisa [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 292016
 
New Release Group Review + Excerpt: The Angels' Share by J. R. Ward

The Angel’s Share by J.R. Ward Book #2 in The Bourbon Kings Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: July 26th, 2016 ARC Provided by Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society—just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder… No one is above suspicion—especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 132016
 
"Waiting on" Wednesday: The Angels' Share by J.R. Ward

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 are we anticipating so much it’s making our reader hearts skip a beat? ~ synopsis from Goodreads ~ In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society—just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 112016
 
AH's Mini Reviews

It’s summertime up here in the Great White North and when you live in a wintry climate, you learn to embrace summer and enjoy every precious moment of warmth and sunshine. I never complain when it’s hot and humid – I head out to my outdoor deck, lemonade (or glass of wine) in hand, and my Kobo in the other. Here’s some of my picks for a light summer read: Pick #1 Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton Series: Hudson Valley #2 (can be read as a standalone book) Genre: Contemporary Romance, humor Release date: July 12, 2016 All [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 242016
 
New Release Review: All the Wrong Places by Ann Gallagher

All the Wrong Places by Ann Gallagher Bluewater Bay #14 Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: June 13th, 2016 Publisher: Riptide Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Three cheating girlfriends in a row have given skateboarder Brennan Cross the same excuse: he wasn’t meeting their needs. Desperate and humiliated, he goes to the professionals at the local sex shop for advice. Zafir Hamady, a sales clerk at Red Hot Bluewater, has an unusual theory: he doesn’t think Brennan is a bad lover. In fact, he doesn’t think Brennan is heterosexual. Or sexual at all, for that matter. He also can’t stop thinking about [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 232016
 
Re-Release Review: Roped In by Marie Sexton and LA Witt

Roped In by Marie Sexton and LA Witt Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: June 20th, 2016 (original publication date: April 20th, 2014) Publisher: Riptide Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Graham and his roping partner Jackson have ruled the rodeo scene for ten years running, but lately, Graham’s heart isn’t in the game. He’s tired of the bruises, the cowboy mentality, and the animal rights activists who picket every event. And then there’s Jackson. Graham and Jackson have been friends since they were boys. But ever since their drunken sexual encounter the year before, things have been awkward. Graham’s accepted that [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 222016
 
"Waiting on" Wednesday: Reaper's Fire by Joanna Wylde

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 ~ The club comes first. I’ve lived by those words my whole life—assumed I’d die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She’s beautiful, she’s loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 242016
 
Re-Release Review: The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson Genre: YA LGBT Realistic Publication Date: May 31, 2016 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux   Synopsis from Goodreads: David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth: David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal: to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in his class is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 192016
 
New Release Review: To Live Again by LA Witt

To Live Again by LA Witt The Distance Between Us #6 Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: April 12th, 2016 Publisher: Samhain Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: The heart doesn’t take requests. It calls the tune. Greg Douglas’s wife surprised him with an early 25th anniversary gift: a divorce. Staying with friends Ethan and Rhett seems like a good idea, just until he gets back on his feet. The guys have an even better idea to take his mind off his troubles—take him out to explore the other half of his bisexuality. After a quarter century suppressing his hidden desires, he’s [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 182016
 
New Release Review: Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: May 17th 2016 ARC Provided by Harper and Edelweiss Synopsis from Goodreads: Girls on Fire tells the story of Hannah and Lacey and their obsessive teenage female friendship so passionately violent it bloodies the very sunset its protagonists insist on riding into, together, at any cost. Opening with a suicide whose aftermath brings good girl Hannah together with the town’s bad girl, Lacey, the two bring their combined wills to bear on the community in which they live; unconcerned by the mounting discomfort that their lust for chaos and [ Read More of this Review ]

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Apr 262016
 
Early Review: Loud and Clear by Aidan Wayne

Loud and Clear by Aidan Wayne Genre: LGBTQIA, Contemporary Romance Publication Date: May 23rd, 2016 ARC provided by Netgalley and Riptide Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: Jaxon is getting by fine, severe dyslexia or not. Being a cab driver means he doesn’t need to read much, and the job has its perks. The pay isn’t bad, the people can be interesting, and having memorized the city streets keeps him from feeling too stupid. When he picks up Caleb, a quiet fare in a nice suit, Jaxon doesn’t think anything of it. Then he ends up driving Caleb home the next week too, [ Read More of this Review ]

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Apr 132016
 
Early Review: Savage Urges by Suzanne Wright

Savage Urges by Suzanne Wright Book #5 in The Phoenix Pack Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016 ARC provided by Montlake Romance and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: She’s a lone wolf with a cause. As a volunteer at a shelter for lone shifters—the same one that rescued her—Makenna Wray has dedicated her life to finding homes for its residents. And when she discovers that a teen in her care is related to Ryan Conner, the broody, handsome-as-sin enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, she’s eager to help connect the two. She just wasn’t prepared to feel a connection of her [ Read More of this Review ]

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Apr 052016
 
Release Day Review: The Beast by JR Ward

The Beast by JR Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood #14 Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy Publication Date: April 5th, 2016 Publisher: NAL   Synopsis from Goodreads: Rhage and Mary return in a new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a series “so popular, I don’t think there’s a reader today who hasn’t at least heard of [it]” (USA Today). Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 232016
 
Reviews: The Bedding Proposal & Happily Bedded Bliss by Tracy Anne Warren

The Bedding Proposal by Tracy Anne Warren Book #1 in The Rakes of Cavendish Square Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: March 3rd, 2015 ARC Provided by Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: Lord Leo Byron is bored with the aristocratic company he keeps; he needs a distraction, preferably in the form of a beautiful new female companion. So when he sets eyes on fascinating and scandalous divorcée Lady Thalia Lennox, he’s determined to make her intimate acquaintance. But the spirited woman seems to have no intention of accepting his advances no matter how much he chases—or how hard he falls…. Once a darling [ Read More of this Review ]

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Release Day Group Review: Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace

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Jan 262016
 
Release Day Group Review: Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace

Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace Genre: YA Paranormal Publication Date: January 26th 2016 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Katherine Tegen Books Synopsis from Goodreads: For fans of Holly Black and Nova Ren Suma, a gripping, hauntingly atmospheric novel about murder, revenge, and a world where monsters—human and otherwise—lurk at the fringes. When seventeen-year-old Breezy Lin wakes up in a shallow grave one year after her death, she doesn’t remember who killed her or why. All she knows is that she’s somehow conscious—and not only that, she’s able to sense who around her is hiding a murderous past. In life, Breezy was [ 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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Dec 032015
 
New Release Review: Blood Kiss by JR Ward

Blood Kiss by JR Ward #1 in Black Dagger Legacy Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: December 1st, 2015 Publisher: Signet   Synopsis from Goodreads: The legacy of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues in a spin-off series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author… Paradise, blooded daughter of the king’s First Advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself…be herself. It’s a good plan, until everything goes wrong. The schooling is unfathomably difficult, the other recruits feel [ Read More of this Review ]

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Early Review: Not Safe for Work by L. A. Witt

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Nov 302015
 
Early Review: Not Safe for Work by L. A. Witt

Not Safe for Work by L. A. Witt Genre: Erotica / M/M Publication Date: December 15th, 2015 ARC provided by Samhain Publishing and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: They’re a match made in the dungeon…until their secret gets out. Bored senseless in a meeting, architectural modeler Jon McNeill amuses himself with a kinky dating app on his phone. Then the app matches him with another user…who’s six feet away. Suddenly Jon finds himself on the same page as someone way above his pay grade: millionaire property developer Rick Pierce. His firm’s biggest—and hottest—client. The app isn’t kidding either. They’re a perfect match. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Release Day Review: Reaper’s Fall by Joanna Wylde

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Nov 102015
 
Release Day Review: Reaper's Fall by Joanna Wylde

Reaper’s Fall by Joanna Wylde Book #5 in Reapers MC Genre: Contemporary/MC Romance Publication Date: November 10th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: He never meant to hurt her. Levi “Painter” Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty—a loyalty that’s tested when he’s caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf. Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she’s learned to [ Read More of this Review ]

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