Sep 302016
 
Review: Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Stuck-up Suit by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: Apr 9, 2016 Audiobook Narrated by: Joe Arden & Maxine Mitchell It started out like any other morning on the train. Until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle. He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world. Who did the stuck-up suit think he was…God? Actually, he looked like a God. That was about it. When his stop came, he got up suddenly and left. So suddenly, he dropped his phone on the way out. I might have picked [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 292016
 
A Year of Sarah Dessen | Keeping the Moon

Here I am keeping the momentum going with my latest Sarah Dessen read. As usual, she leaves me reflecting on and longing for those days from way back! Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen Genre: Young Adult Publication Date: September 1st, 1999 Synopsis from Goodreads:  While her mother, aerobics queen Kiki Sparks, spends the summer touring Europe, fifteen-year-old Colie Sparks is stuck in sleepy Colby, North Carolina. But she’s not complaining. For one thing, her Aunt Mira is a sweet, laid-back eccentric; for another, no one knows that back home in Charlotte Colie is seen as a formerly-fat “golf-course slut,” [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 282016
 
New Release Review: The Sinner by Amanda Stevens

New Release Review: The Sinner by Amanda Stevens Book 5 in The Graveyard Queen series Release Date: September 27, 2016 Book provided by NetGalley and Harlequin MIRA Genre: Paranormal, Horror, Urban Fantasy Synopsis from Goodreads: I am a living ghost, a wanderer in search of my purpose and place… I’m a cemetery restorer by trade, but my calling has evolved from that of ghost seer to death walker to detective of lost souls. I solve the riddles of the dead so the dead will leave me alone. I’ve come to Seven Gates Cemetery nursing a broken heart, but peace is [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 262016
 
Release Day Review: The Goal by Elle Kennedy

The Goal by Elle Kennedy Series: Off-Campus #4 Genre: New Adult Release Date: Sep 26, 2016 ARC provided by the author via Nina Bocci PR She’s good at achieving her goals… College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 232016
 
Review: Suspect by Robert Crais

Suspect by Robert Crais Series: Scott James & Maggie #1 Genre: Mystery Release Date: Jan 22, 2013 Audiobook Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well. Nine months ago, a shocking assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty—until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. A German shepherd who survived two tours in Afghanistan sniffing explosives before losing her handler, her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 222016
 
New Release Review: Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen

Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen Book #1 in Brooklyn Bruisers Genre: Sports/Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 6th, 2016 ARC provided by Berkley and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: In high school they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold… Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he’s called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides, first by the team’s coach—who has a long simmering grudge, and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 22, 2016 at 7:00 am
Sep 212016
 
New Release Review: Unraveled by Jennifer Estep

New Release Review: Unraveled by Jennifer Estep Book 15 in Elemental Assassins series Release Date: August 30, 2016 Book provided by NetGalley and Pocket Books Genre: Urban Fantasy Synopsis from Goodreads: After the shocking revelations of the previous book, Bitter Bite, the world of Ashland’s become even more sinister, and Gin Blanco (aka Ashland’s most fearsome assassin, the Spider) no longer knows who—or what—she can count on. Only one thing is for certain: danger and new enemies await Gin in Unraveled, Book 15 in the New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series that RT Book Reviews calls “unbeatable [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 202016
 
Release Day Group Review: Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

We’ve been waiting on pins and needles for the next installment of the Kate Daniels series, and it’s a Badass consensus – Magic Binds was worth the wait! There’s just something about getting lost in this world that’s irresistible, and it’s not just the thought of Curran bursting out of his sweats. We’re sad to see this series nearing its end, but we are thrilled to find out what’s in store! Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews Book #9 in Kate Daniels Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: September 20th, 2016 ARC Provided by Netgalley and ACE Synopsis from Goodreads: Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 192016
 
New Release Review: Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

New Release Review: Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton Release Date: September 6, 2016 Book provided by Edelweiss and Balzer + Bray Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Synopsis from Goodreads: Aspiring reporter Piper Baird decides to write a scathing exposé on the overprivileged students at an elite Washington, DC, school, only for her life to change when she begins to fall for the story’s main subject, in this new realistic contemporary romance from Brodi Ashton, the author of the Everneath trilogy.Raucous parties, privileged attitudes, underage drinking, and diplomatic immunity…it’s all part of student life on Embassy Row. Piper Baird has always dreamed [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 152016
 
New Release Review, Excerpt, + Giveaway: The One Real Thing by Samantha Young

The One Real Thing by Samantha Young Book #1 in Hart’s Boardwalk Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 6th, 2016 ARC provided by Netgalley and Berkley Synopsis from Goodreads: Welcome to Hartwell, a quiet seaside escape where uncovering old secrets could lead one woman to discover the meaning of a love that lasts… While Doctor Jessica Huntington engages with the inmates at the women’s correctional facility where she works, she’s always careful to avoid emotional attachments in her personal life. Loss and betrayal taught her that lesson long ago. But when she comes across a set of old love letters in the prison’s [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 142016
 
This Little Badass Plays Catch-up: The Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews

It’s practically law that if you’re Badass (a Badass Reviewer, that is) then you’re also a fan of Urban Fantasy. While I definitely am, I’m a more recent convert than my fellow bloggers. This little Badass has a lot of series to catch up on, and since I read and enjoyed Burn for Me and there’s a new release right around the corner, what better place to start than with Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series? Since I’m pretty sure I’m one of the last people in the blogger sphere to read it, I’m not going to do a traditional review. There are already tons of them [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 14, 2016 at 7:00 am
Sep 132016
 
Review and Giveaway: Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci

Release Date Review: Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci Release Date: September 13, 2016 Book 1 in The Broads Abroad series Genre: Contemporary Romance Book provided by: NetGalley and Gallery Books  Synopsis from Goodreads: Avery Bardot steps off the plane in Rome, looking for a fresh start. She’s left behind a soon-to-be ex-husband in Boston and plans to spend the summer with her best friend Daisy, licking her wounds—and perhaps a gelato or two. But when her American-expat friend throws her a welcome party on her first night, Avery’s thrown for a loop when she sees a man she never [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 122016
 
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, this was an emotional roller coaster and left me breathless for more!   Rented Heart by Garrett Leigh Genre: LGBTQIA, Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 10th, 2016 ARC Provided by Riptide Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: Ex-surfer-turned-businessman Liam Mallaney moved back to Holkham, Norfolk, to mourn the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 062016
 
New Release Review: All We Have Left by Wendy Mills

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills Genre: YA Contemporary (with a dash of Historical) Publication Date: August 9th, 2016 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens Synopsis from Goodreads: A haunting and heart-wrenching story of two girls, two time periods, and the one event that changed their lives—and the world—forever. Now: Sixteen-year-old Jesse is used to living with the echoes of the past. Her older brother died in the September 11th attacks, and her dad has filled their home with anger and grief. When Jesse gets caught up with the wrong crowd, one momentary hate-fueled decision turns her life upside down. The [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 032016
 
Help Wanted

Real life is keeping us busy and we are presently looking for a few more bloggers to join the Badass Book Review Team. What’s the commitment? We’re pretty easy going – Ideally, we would like 1 review or article a week. Badass Book Reviews blog reviews all sorts of books, but mostly Romance, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult, Romantic Suspense, Horror and the like. What’s in it for you? Some free ebooks here and there and an occasional ARC or two. Oh and you get to hang out with us via email. What are we looking for? [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 022016
 
Early Review: Connection Error by Annabeth Albert

Connection Error by Annabeth Albert Book #3 in #gaymers Genre: LGBTQIA, Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 5th, 2016 ARC provided by Carina Press and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s typical of video game programmer Josiah Simmons to be the last one on the plane on the way to the biggest meeting of his career. Though he’s (mostly) coping with his ADHD, he can’t handle another distraction. But he also can’t ignore his rugged seatmate—especially once he learns the military man’s a fan of his game. Ryan Orson refuses to let his severe injuries pause his career as a navy SEAL. He’s [ Read More of this Review ]

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Aug 262016
 
A Year of Sarah Dessen | This Lullaby

I am halfway through my ‘A Year of Sarah Dessen,’ and I have to say, this was a great place to start to make sure I get at least one YA read in a month. While I don’t always like everything about her books, I feel like the things I don’t care for are intentional on her part. She has made me rethink my ratings more than once over these six months. I’ve discovered some fantastic books with this feature, and I’m excited to see what the next half of the year of Sarah Dessen brings! This Lullaby by Sarah [ Read More of this Review ]

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Aug 242016
 
"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 his husband. Grief and loneliness keep him a solitary figure, and he likes it that way. There’s no room in his broken heart for anything else. Rentboy Zac Payne left London and most of his demons behind, but he still only knows one way to [ Read More of this Review ]

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Aug 232016
 
Early Review: Made for Sin by Stacia Kane

Made for Sin by Stacia Kane Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: August 30th, 2016 Publisher: Loveswept Synopsis from Goodreads: A lot of bad hands get dealt in Vegas, but E. L. Speare may be holding one of the worst: He’s cursed with the need to commit sins, and if he misses his daily quota, there’s hell to pay—literally. Fortunately, his hometown affords him plenty of chances to behave badly. But Speare’s newest case really has him going out on a limb. The right-hand man of a notorious crime boss has been found dead in a Dumpster—minus his right hand, not to mention [ Read More of this Review ]

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Aug 222016
 
Spotlight + Giveaway: The Gate to Futures Past by Julie E. Czerneda

To help celebrate the upcoming release of the next installment in Julie E. Czerneda’s Reunification trilogy, Badass Book Reviews (via the publisher) is giving away two sets of the first two books in this series. This trilogy will conclude The Clan Chronicles series, and here is how Goodreads describes it: I’d lived on a starship long enough to value the small sounds the Fox made: the whoosh of air through vents, the bone-deep growl of lift engines, and the reassuring almost-whine that meant not only gravity, but that we were moving through subspace under power. Sound meant we were safe [ Read More of this Review ]

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