New Release Review: The Taming of Malcolm Grant by Paula Quinn

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Sep 302015
 
New Release Review: The Taming of Malcolm Grant by Paula Quinn

The Taming of Malcolm Grant by Paula Quinn Book #4 in The MacGregors: Highland Heirs Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: September 29th, 2015 ARC provided by Grand Central Publishing and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: AN ALLURING LASS Emmaline Grey spends her days with her beloved dog, dreaming of the sea-until a brawling Highlander shatters her quiet life to pieces. Though her blindness prevents her from seeing his face, his voice is a warm blend of velvet and silk, and his rakehell ways unmistakable. Risking the wrath of a rival clan as she nurses him back to health, Emma soon realizes the real [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 30, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 282015
 

MY NETFLIX OBSESSION by AH I’ve been absent from the blog for the past few months. The good news is that I’ve picked up more hours at work. Yay! The bad news is that I’ve had less time to read and review all of my favorite books and series. I used to be able to read 3-4 books a week but now I am happy to have finished one book. To further exacerbate my lack of reading time, we bought a smart TV. You know, one of those TVs with apps and 1 remote control. I finally broke down and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 28, 2015 at 8:16 am
Sep 252015
 
Early Review: Claimed by Elle Kennedy

Claimed by Elle Kennedy Book #1 in Outlaws Genre: Erotic Dystopian Publication Date: October 6th, 2015 ARC provided by Signet and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: After a devastating war decimated most of the world, Hudson Lane has only known the oppressive life under her own father’s tyranny. She finally escapes, branding herself an outlaw and hunted by the Enforcers. Her best chance at survival is Connor Mackenzie, an aggressively sensual fugitive who opens her eyes to the wicked possibilities of a world without rules. As the leader of a band of outlaw fighters, Connor can’t resist the beautiful stranger who asks for [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 25, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

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Sep 242015
 
Review: None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio Genre: YA Contemporary LGBT Publication Date: April 07th, 2015 Publisher: Balzer & Bray   Synopsis from Goodreads: A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she was born intersex… and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between. What if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant? When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 24, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: Making a Play by Victoria Denault

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Sep 222015
 
New Release Review: Making a Play by Victoria Denault

Making a Play by Victoria Denault Book #2 in Hometown Players Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance Publication Date: September 8th, 2015 ARC provided by Grand Central Publishing and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: He’ll do whatever it takes to win—on and off the ice. Luc Richard is the hottest player in the NHL—and it has nothing to do with hockey. His racy relationship with his supermodel ex set the tabloids on fire but nearly put his career on ice. To avoid being traded, Luc agrees to take a break from the spotlight—and from women—and spend the off-season at home in Silver Bay, Maine. It’s the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 22, 2015 at 7:00 am

Series Review: Panapolis by Cari Z

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Sep 212015
 
Series Review: Panapolis by Cari Z

Panopolis Series by Cari Z Genre: M/M Superhero Romance Publisher: Riptide Publishing   Wendy’s Review: Boy do I get sucked in by a good cover.  I was just flipping casually through Negalley’s catalog when I came across that fierce cover of Where There’s Fire.  I mean, isn’t it so awesome?  The color of the title, the guy in the hoodie, the blue aura around his head… Then the synopsis is about two Villains who couple up to cause mayhem and madness in Panopolis.  I mean, clearly I’m a sucker for Superhero stories, but this just seemed like something that was exactly my thing.  Superhero, romance, supernatural powers… [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 21, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 182015
 
New Release Review: One Moonlit Night by Gaelen Foley

One Moonlit Night by Gaelen Foley Book #0.5 in Moonlight Square Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: September 11th, 2015 ARC provided by the author Synopsis from Goodreads: At the ripe old age of two-and-twenty, Lady Katrina Glendon just can’t seem to snare a husband. Whether her frank tongue or slightly eccentric ways bear the blame, she faces a houseful of younger sisters clamoring for her, the eldest, to marry and move aside before they all end up as spinsters. When her latest suitor defects and proposes to another girl, Trinny throws up her hands in despair of ever finding a fiancé. But [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 18, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

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Sep 172015
 
New Release Review: The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

The Scam by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg Book #4 in Fox and O’Hare Genre: Romantic Suspense Publication Date: September 15th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Random House Synopsis from Goodreads: Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O’Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can’t touch. Criminals like brutal casino magnate Evan Trace. Evan Trace is running a money-laundering operation through his casino in Macau. Some of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 17, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: The Betrayal of Renegade X by Chelsea M. Campbell

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Sep 162015
 
Review: The Betrayal of Renegade X by Chelsea M. Campbell

The Betrayal of Renegade X by Chelsea M. Campbell #3 in Renegade X Genre: YA Superhero Fantasy Publication Date: June 20th, 2015 Publisher: Golden City Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Damien thinks he has the whole hero thing figured out—he’s getting good grades at Heroesworth and acing all his missions—at least until he zaps an unarmed bad guy he believes tortured and murdered children. It turns out the “bad guy” was actually a superhero working with the school. The mission was staged, and Damien blew it. Now his best friend refuses to work with him, his dad is considering getting him professional help, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 16, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 152015
 
Review Hodgepodge (#1)

Sometimes I get so caught up in the joy of reading, I forget I’m also supposed to (hopefully) be helpful and informative to other people when they’re choosing books or if they just want to compare notes. Today, I have some books I’ve read, but been so gung-ho to start my next read that I’ve blown straight past reviewing. May these reviews be helpful and maybe spark some note comparing! One More Shot by Victoria Denault Book #1 in Hometown Players Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: They [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 15, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin

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Sep 142015
 
Early Review: Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin

Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 15th, 2015 Publisher: Loveswept   Synopsis from Goodreads: Seven years in the army will change a guy. But after a shoulder wound ends his career as a sniper, Jackson Worthington finds himself back home, fighting a battle that’s all too familiar: keeping his hands off Lily Hastings. She’s still her rich daddy’s little angel, innocent, impossibly lovely, as squeaky-clean as Jackson is dirty. And she’s still his stepsister—forbidden but not forgotten, not after the soul-melting kiss that got him kicked out of the house at eighteen. He couldn’t resist her then. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 14, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 112015
 
New Release Review: The Murderer's Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman

The Murderer’s Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman Genre: Mystery Publication Date: August 18th, 2015 Publisher: Ballantine Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: A brilliant, deeply dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches—perhaps because she bears her own invisible scars: Only five years old when she witnessed her parents’ deaths in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her fierce intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But even as an adult with an accomplished professional life, Grace still has a dark, secret side. When her two worlds shockingly converge, Grace’s harrowing past returns [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 11, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley

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Sep 102015
 
Review: Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley

Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley Book #3 in Chaos Genre: Contemporary/MC Romance Publication Date: June 30th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: The ride of her life . . . Once upon a time, Carissa Teodoro believed in happy endings. Money, marriage, motherhood: everything came easy—until she woke up to the ugly truth about her Prince Charming. Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire, Carissa’s pondering her mistakes when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower. Climb on and hold tight . . . In [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 10, 2015 at 10:47 am
Sep 092015
 
New Release Review: Living With the Fall by Hannah Thompson

Living with the Fall by Hannah Thompson Genre: M/M YA Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Publication Date: August 6th, 2015 Publisher: Harmony Ink Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: In a dystopian future ravaged by a zombie virus, teenaged Flo dreams of becoming a hunter. Instead, he becomes infected, and while plagued by hunger, he is able to control his urges. Hoping his life can still hold some meaning, Flo agrees to travel with hunters Hulme and Dihr, and he discovers a world unlike anything he imagined. On the continent, people are struggling to hold back the apocalypse by finding a cure for the disease, and Flo [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: Level Hands by Amy Jo Cousins

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Sep 082015
 
New Release Review: Level Hands by Amy Jo Cousins

Level Hands by Amy Jo Cousins Bend or Break #4 Genre: M/M NA Contemporary Romance Publication Date: August 25th, 2015 Publisher: Samhain Publishing, LTD   Synopsis from Goodreads: When it comes to love, there’s no such thing as smooth sailing. Rafael Castro is so far out of his element he can’t even see it anymore. Carlisle College in Massachusetts is a long way from his Chicago home, even farther from his Dominican Republic roots. The only thing keeping him attached to his last nerve is the prospect of seeing Denny Winslow again. The first time they met, Denny taught Rafi to fly across [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 8, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: Begging for It by Lilah Pace

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Sep 072015
 
New Release Review: Begging for It by Lilah Pace

Begging for It by Lilah Pace Book #2 Asking for It Genre: Dark Erotica Publication Date: September 1st, 2015 ARC provided by Berkley and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Some secrets should only be shared in the dark. Jonah and Vivienne’s erotic bond—living out raw scenarios of captivity and force—began as no-strings sex between strangers who shared the same desires. Now the intimacy between them is turning into love, but it’s a love built on fantasies so extreme that exploring them makes guilt inescapable. But the risks they’re taking are far more dangerous than they’d imagined. A stalker is terrorizing the city, and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 7, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 042015
 
Review: Celtic Moon by Jan DeLima

Celtic Moon by Jan DeLima Book #1 in Celtic Wolves Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: September 24th, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: Like father, like son… Sophie Thibodeau has been on the run from the father of her son for more than fifteen years. Now her son, Joshua, is changing, and her greatest fears are about to be realized. He’s going to end up being just like his father—a man who can change into a wolf. Dylan Black has been hunting for Sophie since the night she ran from him—an obsession he cannot afford in the midst of an impending war. Dylan [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 4, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 032015
 
New Release Review: Mad About the Hatter by Dakota Chase

Mad About the Hatter by Dakota Chase Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Publication Date: August 20th, 2015 Publisher: Harmony Ink Press Synopsis from Goodreads: This isn’t his sister’s Wonderland…. Henry never believed his older sister, Alice’s, fantastic tales about the world down the rabbit hole. When he’s whisked away to the bizarre land, his best chance for escape is to ally himself with the person called the Mad Hatter. Hatter—an odd but strangely attractive fellow—just wants to avoid execution. If that means delivering “Boy Alice” to the Queen of Hearts at her Red Castle, Hatter will do what he has to do [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 3, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 022015
 
Review: The Dragons of Dorcastle by Jack Campbell

The Dragons of Dorcastle by Jack Campbell Series: The Pillars of Reality #1 Genre: Fantasy Release Date: Dec 2nd, 2014 Audiobook Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews For centuries, the two Great Guilds have controlled the world of Dematr. The Mechanics and the Mages have been bitter rivals, agreeing only on the need to keep the world they rule from changing. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything that humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of the world behind her to stop the Storm, but the Great Guilds and many others will [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 2, 2015 at 6:39 am
Sep 012015
 
Release Day Group Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Genre: YA Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 1st, 2015 Publisher: Delacorte Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more. My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 1, 2015 at 7:00 am