Friday, 8 February 2019

REVIEW: Enzo by K Webster

43621014Title: Enzo
Series: Standalone
Author: K Webster
Publication Date: 28 January, 2019
Rating: DNF
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What is this book about? 

From USA Today Bestselling Author K Webster, comes a new forbidden romance standalone novel! 

Jenna’s grown up in the system. 
Forced to be tough, wary, and hard. 

She’s only been able to count on herself. 
Until Enzo. 
He’s much older and responsible for looking after her. 
What should be a job to him, evolves into much more. 

Late night phone calls. 
Lingering touches. 
A forbidden fire that burns brighter each day. 

Everything about him exudes strength. 
His will to protect her is more than she could ever ask for. 
Sadly, though, even heroes have their limitations. 

But she doesn’t need a hero. 
She just needs him.



My Thoughts...



Where do I begin with reviewing this book? well... first of all, I just want to say that I tried to like it and tried to read it, but I just couldn't. I got to maybe thirty percent into this book before deciding to DNF it and here is why... I just did not like the heroin... at all! She was just so annoying to me, which is weird because I have read a lot of K Webster's other books and I have loved the heroin in those books. I guess this book was just not meant for me. 



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But I did like the hero, he was just so handsome and sweet. I did contemplate continuing on with this book just for him but I disliked the heroin too much and secretly didn't want them to be together cause I thought he deserved better! wow that felt good to type. But honestly he is a dream. 


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Unfortunately, this book was not for me, but that does not mean that someone else would not like it, you won't know unless you read it. One thing I want to note is someones favourite book could be someone else's worst book. Everyone has different tastes and that's okay, so don't let this review discourage you from picking this book up if you think it is something you might like. 






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REVIEW: The Double by Helena Newbury


Title: The Double
Series: Standalone
Author: Helena Newbury
Publication Date: January 11, 2019
Rating: ★★★☆☆
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What is this book about? 

He’s not a criminal, he’s the criminal. Ruthless and gorgeous, he rules half of New York. Everyone knows his name: Konstantin. I’m the exact opposite. As an FBI surveillance specialist, my job is to be invisible and that suits me just fine. I spend my life watching Konstantin, and he’s never once seen the shy girl taking photos from across the street.

But when Konstantin’s beautiful but evil “companion,” Christina, is injured in a car crash, we get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Plastic surgery can make me look just like her: I can take her place at Konstantin’s side and learn every secret he’s got. I must learn to mimic her exactly, from the way she walks to the sounds she makes in bed. Because if he suspects for one instant that I’m not her...he’ll kill me.

I soon discover that there’s more to Konstantin than anyone knows. That cold exterior hides a lifetime of pain and a deep, scorching need that takes my breath away. As our feelings spin out of control and my loyalties are tested, I need to know: is he falling for me...or the woman I’m impersonating? I was sent to destroy him but I might be the only one who can save him. And the love I was told to fake might just be real.




My Thoughts...


This book had so much potential, although it wasn't bad and I did enjoy it, I did feel that it could've been so much better. The heroin for one did not do it for me. She's supposed to be in the FBI and to know better then to fall for a criminal, but apparently not and it was just too insta lovey in that respect. I kind of wanted her not to fall for him that fast, especially with how long the book turned out to be. 




I really liked the hero in this book, I thought his character was developed nicely. He was pretty badass in my eyes, although I wish we did get to know more about him and how he built his empire all by himself. I really enjoyed a side character, Callahan, he was just too sweet and I think we may be getting his book soon which is exciting! 
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There were some BDSM scenes but it wasn't in detail, and there were some steamy sexy times in this book which were so damn hot.
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Overall, I did enjoy this book, but at the same time I wanted more, I didn't like the insta love in it or even the heroin in this book. What made me like it was the over arching story line, the hero and because it was about criminals! I am looking forward to checking out this authors other work and I am also extremely excited for Callahan's book also. 
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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

February 2019 Releases

February 3 

42649157A single Glance by W. Winters 
Standalone


From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes a heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense. 

I saw her from across the bar. 
My bar. My city. Everything in that world belonged to me. 
She stood out from the crowd like she was looking for someone to blame for her pain. 

That night, I felt the depths of my mistakes. I felt my scars. With a single glance, I knew her touch would take it all away. I craved it more than anything. 

I knew she would be a tempting, beautiful mistake. 
One I would make again and again... even if it cost me everything. 



February 5

38251237Fame, Fate and the First Kiss by Kasie West 
Standalone

Lacey Barnes has dreamt of being in a movie for as long as she can remember. However, while her dream did include working alongside the hottest actor in Hollywood, it didn’t involve having to finish up her senior year of high school at the same time she was getting her big break. Although that is nothing compared to Donavan, the straight-laced student her father hires to tutor her, who is a full-on nightmare.

As Lacey struggles to juggle her burgeoning career, some on-set sabotage, and an off-screen romance with the unlikeliest of leading men, she quickly learns that sometimes the best stories happen when you go off script




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Legend by Sawyer Bennett
Book 3 in the Arizona Vengeance series  

The Arizona Vengeance is hockey’s hottest new team. But hockey’s hottest goalie is learning that even the best players sometimes need an assist.

Everything is clicking for the Vengeance. We may be new, but we’re well on our way to winning the championship, and I’m having the time of my life headlining the sports media as the hottest goalie—hell, player—ever. I for one am going to live up to my name . . . because I am Legend Bay.

Dragging my ass home from the gym, I’m blinded by some gaudy, glowing holiday lights. As usual, my hot-as-hell neighbor Pepper Nantais has gone way over the top. But just as I’m about to tell her off, something else catches my eye . . . Seems like Santa left me a present, and not one I was expecting.

As life takes an unexpected turn, I realize that there’s much more to Pepper than meets the eye. Sure, she’s gorgeous. And exasperating. And her taste in decorating may be a bit . . . unique.

But beneath her carefree demeanor is a fierce determination and a heart of gold. And before I know it I’ve fallen for her. Hard . . .

Pepper is exactly the woman I never knew I needed.



37569347Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers 
Book 1 in the Courting Darkness Duology 

Death wasn’t the end, it was only the beginning…

Sybella has always been the darkest of Death’s daughters, trained at the convent of Saint Mortain to serve as his justice. But she has a new mission now. In a desperate bid to keep her two youngest sisters safe from the family that nearly destroyed them all, she agrees to accompany the duchess to France, where they quickly find themselves surrounded by enemies. Their one ray of hope is Sybella’s fellow novitiates, disguised and hidden deep in the French court years ago by the convent—provided Sybella can find them.

Genevieve has been undercover for so many years, she struggles to remember who she is or what she’s supposed to be fighting for. Her only solace is a hidden prisoner who appears all but forgotten by his guards. When tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands—even if it means ignoring the long awaited orders from the convent.

As Sybella and Gen’s paths draw ever closer, the fate of everything they hold sacred rests on a knife’s edge. Will they find each other in time, or will their worlds collide, destroying everything they care about?




40702156I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella 
Standalone 


Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” But since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn’t take care of her father’s legacy, who will? It’s simply not in her nature to say no to people.

So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees—she ends up saving it from certain disaster. Turns out the computer’s owner is an investment manager. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, Sebastian scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. But Fixie laughs it off—she’d never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she?

Then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons. She wants nothing for herself—but she’d love Seb to give Ryan a job. And Seb agrees, until the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie—from small favors to life-changing moments—ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will she finally grab the life, and love, she really wants?






Standalone 

One devoted modern girl + a meddlesome, traditional grandmother = a heartwarming multicultural romantic comedy about finding love where you least expect it 

Raina Anand may have finally given in to family pressure and agreed to let her grandmother play matchmaker, but that doesn't mean she has to like it--or that she has to play by the rules. Nani always took Raina's side when she tried to push past the traditional expectations of their tight-knit Indian-immigrant community, but now she's ambushing Raina with a list of suitable bachelors. Is it too much to ask for a little space? Besides, what Nani doesn't know won't hurt her...

As Raina's life spirals into a parade of Nani-approved bachelors and disastrous blind dates, she must find a way out of this modern-day arranged-marriage trap without shattering her beloved grandmother's dreams.



40922276Gentleman Sinner by Jodi Ellen Malpes 
Standalone 


Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Determined not to let her past beat her, Izzy has a secure, stable life with a job she loves in nursing. But one act of kindness will completely upend everything she's so carefully built-putting her right back in the crosshairs of danger she's been so desperate to avoid.

When Theo Kane shows up like a knight in shining armor, Izzy can't help thinking she's been saved from one threat and exposed to another. His imposing physique, the harsh lines of his face, and the wariness of everyone who comes close are just a few clues to Theo Kane's notorious reputation. The man is positively terrifying. But with Izzy, he's tender and a complete gentleman, and her fascination with the mysterious beast of a man becomes too powerful for her to walk away.

As Theo's demons come to light, running becomes even more impossible. And yet staying together could doom them both.

February 11

31180259Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas
Book 3 in the Devil Nights series 


"I've done far worse than what I went to prison for.
She has no idea how bad this can get." 


WINTER


Sending him to prison was the worst thing I could’ve done. It didn’t matter that he did the crime or that I wished he was dead. Perhaps I thought I’d have time to disappear before he got out or he’d cool off in jail and be anything but the horror he was. 

But I was wrong. Three years came and went too fast, and now he’s anything but calm. Prison only gave him time to plan. 

And while I anticipated his vengeance, I didn’t expect this. 

He doesn’t want to make me hurt. He wants to make everything hurt. 

DAMON

First thing’s first. Get rid of her daddy. He told them I forced her. He told them his little girl was a victim, but I was a kid, too, and she wanted it just as much as I did. 

Step two… Give her, her sister, and her mother nowhere to run and no fuel to escape. The Ashby women are alone now and desperate for a knight in shining armor. 

But that’s not what’s coming. 

No, it’s time I listened to my father and took control of my future. It’s time I showed them all—my family, her family, my friends—that I will never change and that I have no other ambition than to be the nightmare of their lives. 

Starting with her. 

She’ll be so scared, she won’t even be safe in her own head by the time I’m done with her. And the best part is I won’t have to break into her home to do it. 

As the new man of the house I have all the keys.

Kill Switch is a dark romantic suspense suitable for readers 18+. While it can be read as a stand-alone, all of the characters are developed throughout the series. The first two books, Corrupt and Hideaway, are now available through Kindle Unlimited!




February 11

43580973My Life In Shambles by Karina Halle
Standalone

When Valerie Stephens made the resolution to say yes to new adventures, she never thought she’d end up in the tiny town of Shambles, fake engaged to one of Ireland’s top rugby players. But there’s a first time for everything.

They say bad things happen in threes.

After my boyfriend broke off our engagement, I lost my apartment, and was laid off from my job, I can definitely attest to that.

They also say life is what happens when you say yes to new adventures.

So when my two sisters invited me to ring in the new year in Ireland, I decided to throw all caution to the wind and go for it. I was going to let “saying yes” be my new resolution.

Little did I know I’d spend New Year’s Eve having a hot and dirty one-night stand with Padraig McCarthy, one hell of a sexy Irishman. I also didn’t know that the brooding and intense sex god was one of Ireland’s top rugby players.

A rugby player with a proposition for me:

Come with him to his tiny hometown of Shambles and pretend to be his fiancé for a few days, just so that his ailing father can have some peace of mind.

It sounded simple enough.

It was anything but.

Not when a town gets up in your business, not when the media hunts you down, not when your past comes back in the picture, not when there are real hearts and feelings at stake.

Not when there are secrets that could break you.

They say life is what happens when you say yes to new adventures.

This is my life in Shambles.



February 18

Book 2 in the Briar U series 

A sexy standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy. THE RISK takes you back to the world of hot hockey players, feisty heroines, bro banter, and steamy scenes...















February 19


Book 4 in the Lark Cove series 


Sofia Kendrick has always cherished her tiara. As the youngest daughter of a wealthy New York family, she’s lived the life of an American princess. But after two scandalous divorces and a breakup smear her name across the society rags, the shine from her crown has dulled. People call her superficial, even gaudy.

She’s nothing more than tinsel.

Desperate for escape and starving for peace, Sofia heads to Montana for a holiday weekend with her brother. But she doesn’t get the relaxing vacation she planned. Instead, she’s put to work in a bar alongside Dakota Magee—a man who does not want her help. A man who is set on teaching her a few lessons about real life and hard work. But Sofia has a couple of life lessons of her own to teach. Like how to fall in love.
 




February 21

43206828What He Never Knew by Kandi Steiner 
Book 3 in the What He Doesn't Know Series 


I never learn my lesson. 

And I always want what I can’t have. 

When Sarah Henderson walks into my life, I tell myself she’s off limits. She’s my student, sixteen years younger than me, and my boss’s niece. It doesn’t matter that I see the same pain reflected in her eyes that I have in my own, or that the dead organ better known as my heart kicks to life when she’s around. 

I’ve been here before, and I know how this ends. 

It’s been two years since I fell for the last woman I knew I couldn’t have, the one with the ring on her finger that I chose to ignore. 

Two years of trying to overcome that heartache when Sarah slides into my life. 

Another woman I can’t have. Another woman I can’t stop myself from wanting. 

I never learn my lesson, but with a constant reminder of how that last forbidden love burned, I think I’ve finally learned this one. 

This time, I won’t chase what’s off limits. 

This time, I’m staying away. 

And I’ll keep telling myself that until I believe it.


February 25

43427544When August Ends by Penelope Ward
Standalone

What do you do when a sexy, older man moves into your family’s summer rental?

Well, apparently, you make a fool of yourself—over and over. Things didn’t exactly get off on the right foot with Noah Cavallari. Our first encounter was embarrassing, to say the least.

But despite that, I found myself waking up every day with a newfound energy. Nothing exciting ever happened on the lake—not until Noah moved into the small boathouse on our property. He’d booked it for the entire summer…and I was still trying to figure out why.

When my mother became ill, I inherited the responsibility of making sure our guests were well taken care of. I should have been in college. Instead, I was living my best life…as a maid.

Dark, handsome, and mysterious, everything about Noah screamed forbidden. 

I knew he was just passing through town for the summer.

I knew he was probably too old for me.

Yet, I was drawn to him.

Not to mention, he tried to save my life when he mistakenly thought I was drowning.

I wanted him and made no secret of it.

His own attempts to warn me away soon gave way to late-night moonlight chats by the lake. We were slowly easing into a friendship that was gearing up to explode into something I might not recover from. 

Because he’s leaving at the end of the summer.

And I have no idea what I’ll do when August ends.


February 26 

35701702Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller 
Standalone 

How do you kill a god?

As her father's chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: to win back her honour, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.










29774026The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon 
Standalone 

A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.


The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.




40045986The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros 
Standalone 


Beckett,

If you’re reading this, well, you know the last-letter drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there was any chance you could have saved me, you would have.

I need one thing from you: get out of the army and get to Telluride.

My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.

And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.

So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.

Please don’t make her go through it alone.


Ryan




Friday, 25 January 2019

REVIEW: In The Land of Gods and Monsters by Carmen Jenner

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Title: In The Land of Gods and Monsters
Series: Gods and Monsters book 1
Author: Carmen Jenner
Publication Date: November 20, 2018
Rating: ★★★☆☆
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What is this book about?

In the land of gods and monsters, she was a toy. A plaything. A pet.

His pet.

Taken, stolen, beaten, used.

Pet remembers nothing before his touch, and afterward she craves nothing more.
Sinful and merciless, Ares is her god now. He alone says when to beg, when to come, and when to kneel, but he never said anything about leaving.

Warning: In the Land of Gods and Monsters is a dark romance novel. It contains strong sexual themes, dubious consent, graphic violence, and may contain triggers for some readers.




My Thoughts... 

I was so excited to read this book, I had herd such amazing things and for the most part it lived up to the hype. But after maybe 30 to 40 percent of the book, it started to become a little too predictable. I kept on reading because i do enjoy a dark story. However the first 40 percent of this book was very gripping and it had me on the edge of my seat. 

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One thing that I did not really like was the amount of sex scenes and torture scenes. There was just too many of them. I would have liked some character development or even some background on the characters. Mainly the captors, in how they started and why they began to kidnap people and then sell them. Although, the sex scenes were hot and steamy, there was also BDSM in this book and there was some m/m, m/f and m/f/m action going on. 

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Overall, I did enjoy the storyline, its what kept me reading the book. I am looking forward to the next book after the cliffhanger we were handed and hopefully we get more background information on all the characters, I would really like to know more about Pet's captor. 


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