16 March 2016

Book Review | Growing and Kissing by Helena Newbury (@HelenaAuthor)


When my sister is diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, there’s only one way to raise the half a million dollars I need to save her: use my skills with plants to grow marijuana. But I’m a botany geek, not a drug lord. I need help. I need the scariest guy on the block: Sean O’Harra, the muscled, sledge hammer-wielding badass even the dealers fear. He says that he destroys everything he touches...so why can’t I stop thinking about his big hands all over my body? As the summer heat rises, I’ll have to juggle my normal life and my new life as a criminal while cops, dealers and gangs threaten us on all sides...but the hardest thing of all might be keeping Sean and me apart. I’m a good girl...but I think he’s about to turn me really, really bad.

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What are you willing to do for someone you love?

Are you willing to do anything you haven’t done before? Are you willing to get out of your comfort zone? Are you willing to break the law?

Will the end justify the means?

Louise is always the good girl. The one who is responsible, intelligent and nice. Never in the world did she imagine to cross the law until desperation hits her. Her younger sister Kayley, the only family she has, the one she is responsible for since her parents left them, was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia. She needs half a million dollars for her to get the best possible treatment there is. But how can she possibly raise that kind of amount?

She uses her skills and knowledge as a botany student to grow marijuana. But she was no bad girl. She didn’t know how to dispose it. So she needed help – where else to turn but on the scariest guy in the neighborhood, the Irish: Sean O’Harra. He was the destroyer, the one whom even dealers fear. He says he destroys everything he touches, but despite the danger, Louise can’t help the attraction she was feeling.

It didn’t take long for him to agree to her crazy suggestion. He just couldn’t say no to her. Where else will she find help? But he knew he needed to stay away, how strong can he possibly be? The more they spend time with each other, the closer they get, and soon they were crossing the line, acting on their attraction.

But what happens when all this would come to end? When they will finally dispose of their product? Will Louise stay with him? Will Sean change for her?

As for Sean – he was great as well. He might be danger personified and someone you would be careful of, but he has a big heart as well. He was always there for her, but at the same time, he tries to stay away because he didn’t think he was worth it. Nevertheless, I was glad that he helped her, that he was able to take the risk, and he was willing to change because he had fallen in love.

I was torn with Louise, but beggars can’t be choosers, can they? She was desperate, that I understand. It was hard for her to do something she was very scared and uncomfortable doing, but for the sake of her sister – she was willing to take the risk. And it takes one heck of a woman and a whole lot of courage to do it. I think the whole time my heart was almost in my throat for her. I was crossing my fingers they wouldn’t get caught, and they’d finally do what they’re supposed to do and get their happy ending.

I enjoyed the thrill of the ride, the nagging question whether or not they will get caught, the beating of the deadline, and not to mention the oozing steam and the prolong foreplay. This one is an interesting read that would make you question choices, and decisions – of what you are willing to do for the people you love.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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14 March 2016

Book Review | Before Hadley by J. Nathan (@jnathanbooks)

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Book Review | Fly by Molly McLain (@MollyMcLain)


Meet Colton Wade, FMX rider...

I’m just a small town guy who caught a lucky break. Now I’m living the dream, on the brink of high-flying super-stardom. But something’s missing.

That something is Taylor.

She’s my best friend. The one who makes me want to push harder and higher. The one I fall back on when shit gets tough. The one I’d give it all up for.

I’d do anything to protect her. To make her dreams come true too.

But a single night changes everything.

And now the one she needs protection from...is me.

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Colton Wade had made it to the top. He was now one of the big shot FMX rider, but he always comes back home – to the person who always had his back: Taylor, his best friend for a long time. She had been his entire support system, the person who motivates him, supports him and loves him. He’d do anything to protect her, including from himself.

As for Taylor, her life is in shambles. She wanted to do something for herself, to achieve her dreams, to finally get out of town, but moral obligation seems to be stopping her. The only good thing that has been happening to her lately is Colton.

They have been dancing around their feelings for a couple of years, and no one was brave enough to cross the line between being friends and lovers. Until they finally took the leap. And here I was, thinking everything would be amazing after they got together, but I was so wrong!

I was glad our girl was finally brave enough not to settle for anything less. She wanted the whole thing – every single inch of him. When he couldn’t do it due to reasons I couldn’t fathom, she let him go and get on with her life, only to get a shocking surprise that might change her life around.

I have always loved friends-turned-lovers plot, it might be cliché, it might be old – but the magic still works. Just like FLY, I loved it: it’s emotional, a rollercoaster ride and it ends with a jaw-dropping cliff hanger. Oh yes, you heard me right, cliff hanger. Nevertheless, it had me panting for the next one.  Hope I don’t have to wait that long. 

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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Book Review | Hawke by Sawyer Bennett (@bennettbooks)

08 March 2016

Book Review | Until It's Right by Jamie Howard (@JRHoward9)


Haley Mitchell is tired of moping. With her broken heart repaired with a thick layer of duct tape, she’s ready to put her ex behind her and move on. After a chance encounter in a club, she’s convinced she’s met Mr. Perfect. But when he accidentally gives her the wrong number, the stranger on the other end of her texts becomes her confidant.

Kyle Lawson has always had more luck with computers than women. So when the new temp, Haley, arrives, he has the misfortune of falling for her, only to land firmly in the friend zone. But when he learns the mysterious woman he’s been texting is actually Haley, he keeps the entire thing a secret.

As things move straight from platonic to decidedly hot, Kyle must come clean about his secret texting identity and risk losing the woman he’s fallen in love with.

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01 March 2016

Book Review | The Duke's Accidental Wife by Erica Ridley (@EricaRidley)


Miss Katherine Ross is a wealthy, eccentric socialite who knows precisely what she wants: No husband. No children. No candlelit tête-à-tête with the insufferably emotionless Duke of Ravenwood. She's convinced his heart is ice — until she touches that chiseled chest for herself. One lapse in judgment is all it takes to turn both their lives topsy-turvy...

The Duke of Ravenwood isn't cold and haughty, but a secret romantic who has always dreamt of marrying for love. Instead, he gets Miss Katherine Ross — a headstrong hoyden intent on unraveling his carefully ordered world. He doesn't know whether to kiss her or throttle her. Can they survive each other's company long enough to turn a compromise into love?

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Dukes of War Series 
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♦ The Viscount's Christmas Temptation (#1: Amelia & Benedict)
♦ The Earl's Defiant Wallflower (#2: Oliver & Grace)
♦ The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress (#3: Xavier & Jane)
♦ The Major's Faux Fiancee (#4: Bartholomew & Daphne)
♦ The Brigadier's Runaway Bride (#5: Sarah & Edmund)
♦ The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway (#6: Blackheart & Clara)

What happens when opposites found themselves thrust and married into each other?

Unlike the Duke of Ravenwood who is stiff and adheres to order and propriety, Katherine Ross likes to do everything according to what she wants in life, with no regards to social standards. She values her independence. No husband and most especially, no children. But one single moment had brought them together, and entwined their lives forever.

Yes, he’s cold and haughty, but beneath the frozen-like exterior – our Duke has more to him than meets the eye. I may have started out hating his guts and the way he treated Katherine (but I love the way she responds to his actions), but as the story progress and as I get to know him a little better with each chapter, I grow fond of him. Of his quirks, of his secrets and most of all, of the change that Katherine and love brought him.

And as for our Katherine, she’s doing everything to be a great Duchess and makes adjustment to compromise with Ravenwood. She does everything to fit in to her new title and changing herself a bit. Good thing, Ravenwood already like/love her just the way she is.

It’s short, romantic, heartwarming and emotional read. I loved how the story progressed, the changes in the characters and how they work things out for their marriage to work. 

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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