Apr 272016
 
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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Apr 152016
 
Reviews | The Year We Hid Away & Blonde Date by Sarina Bowen

The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen Book #2 in The Ivy Years Genre: Sports/New Adult Romance Publication Date: June 1st, 2014 Synopsis from Goodreads: She’s hiding something big. He’s hiding someone small. Scarlet Crowley’s life was torn apart the day father was arrested for unspeakable crimes. Now the shock has worn off, but not the horror. It’s a safe bet that Scarlet is the only first year at Harkness College who had to sneak past TV news trucks parked on her front lawn just to leave town. But college will be Scarlet’s fresh start. Clutching a shiny new student ID [ 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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Mar 312016
 
March Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

Because of the amount of books I read most months, I don’t get to review everything for the blog. The Mini Review Catch Up is my place to give you a little information about some of my other reads and whether or not I would recommend them without going into tons of detail. These are a good sampling of the books I read this month and I’ll let you know whether they were good, (not so) bad, or just plain ugly!     Borderline by Mishell Baker Book #1 in Arcadia Project Trilogy Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 1st [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 252016
 
New Release Review + Excerpt: Trailer Trash by Marie Sexton

Trailer Trash by Marie Sexton Genre: LGBTQIA, Romance Publication Date: March 21st, 2016 ARC provided by Netgalley and Riptide Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s 1986, and what should have been the greatest summer of Nate Bradford’s life goes sour when his parents suddenly divorce. Now, instead of spending his senior year in his hometown of Austin, Texas, he’s living with his father in Warren, Wyoming, population 2,833 (and Nate thinks that might be a generous estimate). There’s no swimming pool, no tennis team, no mall—not even any MTV. The entire school’s smaller than his graduating class back home, and in a [ 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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Mar 222016
 
Review: The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen

The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen Book #1 in The Ivy Years Genre: Sports/Contemporary Romance Publication Date: March 20th, 2014 Synopsis from Goodreads: The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else. What now? She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead. Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league. Also, [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 212016
 
New Release Review: Storm and Silence by Robert Thier

Storm and Silence by Robert Thier Storm and Silence #1 Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance Publication Date: March 19th, 2016   Synopsis from Goodreads: Freedom – that is what Lilly Linton wants most in life. Not marriage, not a brood of squalling brats, and certainly not love, thank you very much! But freedom is a rare commodity in 19th-century London, where girls are expected to spend their lives sitting at home, fully occupied with looking pretty. Lilly is at her wits’ end – until a chance encounter with a dark, dangerous and powerful stranger changes her life forever… Enter the world of Mr [ 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 292016
 
Early Group Review: Us by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Us by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy #2 in Him Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: March 1st, 2016 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   Synopsis from Goodreads: Can your favorite hockey players finish their first season together undefeated? Five months in, NHL forward Ryan Wesley is having a record-breaking rookie season. He’s living his dream of playing pro hockey and coming home every night to the man he loves–Jamie Canning, his longtime best friend turned boyfriend. There’s just one problem: the most important relationship of his life is one he needs to keep hidden, or else face a media storm that will eclipse his [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 252016
 
February Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

Because of the amount of books I read most months, I don’t get to review everything for the blog. The Mini Review Catch Up is my place to give you a little information about some of my other reads and whether or not I would recommend them without going into tons of detail. These are a good sampling of the books I read this month and I’ll let you know whether they were good, (not so) bad, or just plain ugly!     Night Study by Maria V. Snyder Book #2 in Soulfinders Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: January 26th 2016 ARC [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 242016
 
New Release Review: Until September by Chris Scully

Until September by Chris Scully Genre: M/M / Contemporary Romance Publication Date: February 8th, 2016 ARC provided by Riptide Publishing and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: As a teenager, Archie Noblesse clawed his way out of the poverty, heartache, and abuse of the reservation and left his family behind. Desperate to shake the shadow of his past, he reinvents himself as Archer Noble, an outspoken blogger and controversial author who lives only for himself. But when his beloved sister dies, Archer is saddled with guardianship of his niece and nephew. Elementary school teacher Ryan Eriksson is devastated when his best friend Marguerite [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 212016
 
Review Hodgepodge - The All Male Revue Edition (I)

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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Feb 192016
 
New Release Review: Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Morning Star by Pierce Brown Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Publication Date: February 9th, 2016 Publisher: Del Rey   Synopsis from Goodreads: Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come. But devotion to honor and hunger [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 042016
 
New Release Review: Kings Rising by C. S. Pacat

  Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat Book #3 in Captive Prince Genre: M/M, Fantasy Publication Date: February 2nd, 2016 ARC provided by Netgalley and Berkley Synopsis from Goodreads: “Damianos of Akielos has returned.” Damen’s identity has been revealed, and now he must face his master, Prince Laurent, as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. The struggle that ensues takes them deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of two kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor’s forces are massing. In the north, [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 012016
 
Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: October 18th, 2011 Publisher: Scholastic   Synopsis from Goodreads: It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them. Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 282016
 
Review: Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews Book #2 in The Innkeeper Chronicles Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: November 13th 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads: Dina DeMille doesn’t run your typical Bed and Breakfast. Her inn defies laws of physics, her fluffy dog is secretly a monster, and the only paying guest is a former Galactic tyrant with a price on her head. But the inn needs guests to thrive, and guests have been scarce, so when an Arbitrator shows up at Dina’s door and asks her to host a peace summit between three warring species, she jumps on the chance. Unfortunately, for [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 252016
 
Review: Winter Wonderland by Heidi Cullinan

Winter Wonderland by Heidi Cullinan #3 in Minnesota Christmas Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 10th, 2016 Publisher: Samhain Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Finding Mr. Right can be a snow lot of fun. Paul Jansen was the only one of his friends who wanted a relationship. Naturally, he’s the last single man standing. No gay man within a fifty-mile radius wants more than casual sex. No one, that is, except too-young, too-twinky Kyle Parks, who sends him suggestive texts and leaves X-rated snow sculptures on his front porch. Kyle is tired of being the town’s resident Peter Pan. He’s twenty-five, [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 142016
 
New Release Review: The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: January 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and  Margaret K. McElderry Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Since then, Elli has lived in the temple, surrounded by luxury and tutored by magical priests, as she prepares for the day when the Valtia perishes and the magic finds a new home in her. Elli is destined to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule. But [ Read More of this Review ]

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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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