Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Review Blitz | Egomaniac by Vi Keeland @ViKeeland

The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.
I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.
He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing. 

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.
Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all. 

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office.  He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.

Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent. 

I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.  In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.
I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients.  But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.

I never expected my body to react every time we argued.  Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships.  And my job was to help people save their marriages.

The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing. 

And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.  

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Vi Keeland’s books never disappointed me, and EGOMANIAC (just like the rest of her books) would go to my favorite-list. She knew how to make her characters relatable, and well-loved (not to mention hate at times). Her plot would always be new, and sexy, and not-so-dramatic, but it would still make your heart tingle a bit.

You’d love Drew Jagger – his witty dialogues would make you (really laugh!). He’s a New York-based divorce attorney – sexy, uber-hot, and rich. His cynical view on marriage came has a history which I would not divulge (no spoilers!). But nevertheless, our hero mind be cynical when it comes to matrimony, but he has a big, kind heart.

I like the way Emerie Rose handled Drew – she never took any sh** from him, and she has a smart retort to every banter he throws at her. She came from Oklahoma to settle in New York, and it didn’t start very well, since she was swindled out. Nevertheless, Drew came to her rescue. I love her – she was very patient, and loyal.

The secondary characters were equally amazing as well. They are great support main characters, most especially Roman, the private investigator (I am looking forward to hear his story too)!

The rave about this book is totally true! Once it showed up in my kindle, and I started reading it – there was no way to stop until the very last page. The fun, innuendo-filled banters, intense sexual chemistry, sprinkled it with some drama that would make your heart ache and not to mention sizzling sex would have you totally hooked. Reading Vi Keeland’s Egomaniac definitely started my year right!

Rating: 5 Stars

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Book Review | Detoured by Love by Michelle Lynn (@michellelynnbks)


Bryant Garrity isn’t irresistible. 

His lengthy resume of Heisman Trophy winner, number one draft pick and highest paid player isn’t all that impressive. The fact his chiseled jaw and mesmerizing blue eyes have probably made him Mr. Popularity from the age of five isn’t going to work on me. Not when I have goals—goals that don’t include finding myself on an all pro-football heartthrobs checklist. 

Carly Lincoln is different.

I could go on and on about her dark wavy curls, her pouty pink lips, or her whiskey-on-the-rock eyes that reveal her truest desires. The fact she’s not impressed by my sports superstar aura like most women makes her worth more than a fling. But this year is my last shot at glory after crumbling to a mere mortal on the game’s biggest stage. My focus needs to be on the ring, not turning Carly’s no's to yes's.

Carly and Bryant’s paths are about to collide, and they better be prepared to fight for what matters most because life’s paths aren’t all sunshine and winding roads. 

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I'm a little late in reviewing and reading this book - but by far, this is one of the best books I have read this year! 

I love everything Michelle Lynn writes, she's one of my favorites - but with Detoured by Love she have outdone herself. I was looking forward for another great read, the one that will have my heart beating hard, and my knees weaken but I didn't expect for this book to make me cry. Argh. My heart ached so hard, and I couldn't breathe. The pain, the suffering was palpable, and I do wish that the characters won't be so hard on themselves and choose their HEA despite all the circumstances that were thrown at them. Yes, this isn't your ordinary love story - it might have started out that way: hot-sports super star meets an ordinary beautiful girl and they fell in love.

There is more to it. The story opened my eyes that all of us should choose happiness rather than wallow in our suffering. We should embrace everything good that is happening and present in our lives and choose to live rather than push people and moments away. 

There's romance, there's enough steam, and enough drama to put this one on TOP of your reading list, plus an author's note that equally breaks my heart and made me understand how this story means so much to the author. 

5 Stars

USA Today Bestselling author, Michelle Lynn moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 

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Busy Me

I haven't been posting for while. I missed some review posts. I have been busy with work, and my responsibilities with the organization, although I have tried to catch up on my reading list (and I am still way behind my reading challenge on Goodreads).

I am looking forward for 2017 where I will have less obligations, and more time to read (errrr more focused on my goal with regards to my career - I CAN DO THIS WHILE READING AND WRITING REVIEWS, right? LOL)

So I hope you forgive me for slacking out and being too tired to type my reviews! Although I get to post (VERY) short reviews in my Goodreads Account, as well as my Instagram Account.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

ARC Review | A Night of Forever by Bronwen Evans (@BronwenEvans_NZ)


Distrust is no match for desire as a proper young miss and a self-professed rogue hunt down a murderer in this thrilling Disgraced Lords novel from the USA Today bestselling author of A Kiss of Lies and A Taste of Seduction.

Arend Aubury trusts no one besides his fellow Libertine Scholars. After his family escaped from France, penniless and persecuted, only the Scholars took him in. So when the stepdaughter of the villainess who has been plotting against them approaches Arend with allegations against their enemy, he suspects a double cross. Yet Isobel is a tantalizing prize, with lips as sweet as champagne and skin as creamy as Camembert. Is she a feast for the senses—or a bitter trap?

Lady Isobel Thompson dreams of marrying an honorable gentleman with a spotless reputation, a trait that Arend seems to lack completely. But Isobel believes that her stepmother is responsible for her father’s death, and only Arend has the skills to uncover the truth. As a cover, Arend suggests a fake betrothal—and soon Isobel finds herself forgetting that their courtship is a ploy. He’s so different from the man of her fantasies, and yet he’s so terribly handsome, so dangerously intoxicating—and all Isobel wants is more.

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