sábado, 4 de junho de 2016

Wanting More (Love on Campus #2) by Jessica Ruddick




I can’t stop wanting her…

Bri Welch likes to play it safe. I don’t. She’s wound tight, and I’m all about a good party. But there’s something about her that makes me want to pull those uptight layers away one-by-delicious-one. But the worst thing is she makes me want more…



I love books set in college. And this one was witty, funny and sweet. Joshua like to put up a show about how he doesn´t care but he does care, a lot. He and Bri are awesome together.

Hard Times










For those of you who doesn't know me outside of the virtual world I would like to explain why I have been off for so long. I have been through a lot this year, I´m getting through a financial crisis since last year, I´ve been through some health issues as well. I´ve been assaulted and I was also involved in an accident. As if this wasn´t enough Im´getting through a nasty divorce after 18 years of marriage, and after 2 months apart, The one who must not be named already have another woman. He doesn´t have money to buy food, but he has money to buy gas so he can see her. But, the worst part of all is that My kids are with him. Because I can´t afford to rent a place where we all can live together. I´m living with my mother in a small house, faraway from everything and right in the middle of a terrible neighborhood. So, that´s a little about why I was off since the beginning of the year, but I´m trying to come back little by little. I miss you all.

P.S.: I´m thinking about tatto this phrase in the day I sign the divorce papers

Flawless by Heather Graham







I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.

Everyone goes to Finnegan's… 

It's a pub in lower Manhattan, run by the Finnegan family for generations and now owned by Kieran and her three brothers. Kieran Finnegan, who still works there whenever she can, has become a criminal psychologist—a fitting reaction, perhaps, to her less-than-lawful past. 

Meanwhile, New York's Diamond District has been hit by a rash of thefts. No one's been killed—until now. FBI agent Craig Frasier is brought in to investigate; he and Kieran meet at a jewelry store in the middle of a heist. She's there to "unsteal" a flawless stone taken by her light-fingered youngest brother as an act of vengeance. He's there to stop the gang. 

But the police and FBI soon discover that there are two gangs of diamond thieves, the original and a copycat group of killers. And the second group seems to think their scheme is as flawless as the stones they steal. 

Thrown together by circumstance, drawn together by attraction, Kieran and Craig both end up working on the case. Unfortunately, there's more and more evidence that, somehow, the pub is involved. Because everyone goes to Finnegan's…


It was such a honor to me to receive this ARC, I love Heather´s books. And it was even better than I expected. I loved how the story developed and the characters were deep. 

I loved the Finnegans, they´re just perfect. I want a family like that.

segunda-feira, 7 de março de 2016

Combative (Combative #1) by Jay McLean



I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.



We all play victims to our pasts; to the choices we make and the lives we create.
They define who we are.
And sometimes if we're lucky enough, the past stays where it belongs: in the past.
I'm not one of the lucky ones.
I never have been.
Because now the past is knocking on my door, offering deals I have no choice but to take… deals that will help bring justice—not just for me, but for my brothers.


The problem?
The deal is a ticking time bomb.
One I didn't know existed.

Tick.
Tock.
 



Jay Mclean´s books are always perfect. I love how sweet and tender her heroes are. Kyler is the personification of a book boyfriend, I loved him.


Seize the Dawn by Heather Graham




I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.


Bold and beautiful, Lady Eleanor of Clarin--sole heir to her ancestral lands--chooses to marry an aging French noble rather than Edward I's choice of a brutal knight. To preserve Clarin and defeat the rebellious Scots who killed her father, she would gladly give her hand to the devil himself.

But when the fiery Highland outlaw Frendan Graham takes her hostage, he also inspires her deepest desires. Now, as Eleanor is swept away from her beloved land and into an arranged marriage, she will be surrounded by treachery and accused of murder. Only one man can rescue her from the torture and death that lie ahead. The man should remain her greatest enemy--yet holds her heart--and her very life--in his hands.




Has been awhile since I read a historic romance, But I love Heather Graham´s book so I could not let it pass this chance to read and review her book.

It didn't disappoint me, it was as good as I expected.

Yes, You (The Reed Brothers #9.5) by Tammy Falkner



I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.


This short story was originally published in the anthology 12 Christmas Romances To Melt Your Heart
This is not a full length novel. It's a short story that was requested by readers who wanted to know how Reagan's parents met. It's about 12,000 words.
You might remember them. They have two children named Reagan and Lincoln. Find out how their love story started in Yes, You.
One bad boy, one good girl.

The question - Who? Me?
Yes. You
.



Yes, You is a sweet short story. It tells us Reagan´s parents story. I loved it.

Holding Her Hand (The Reed Brothers #9) by Tammy Falkner





I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.



Boy meets girl. 
Boy falls in love with girl. 
Girl falls in love with boy… SCREECH! 

No. It can’t be that easy. (You knew that, right?) 

Boy meets girl. 
Boy can’t fall in love with girl, because girl comes from a different culture. 
She also has secrets. Lots of secrets he’s determined to uncover. 

He’ll try to uncover all her secrets. But in doing so, he’ll have to remove the gloves she hides behind. Leave her bare and aching. And what happens then? 

Girl meets boy. 
Girl falls in love with boy. 



I´m a big fan of Tammy Falkner´s stories. She know just how to make me drool over a book boyfriend. Holding her hand teaches us that the prejudice is not always so obvious and can come in unexpected ways.
Boy can’t love her back. 

sábado, 20 de fevereiro de 2016

Corinne (The Carmichaels, Book 1) by Charlotte Penn Clark



I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.
Corinne Carmichael is fighting for her independence. Her powerful political family insists she abandon her modeling career but she plans to enjoy her last photo shoot in Hawaii before returning to college in the fall. Meeting a hot young French photographer is icing on the cake. But when her life starts to get complicated she finds she relies on her long-distance boyfriend more and more. When tragedy strikes can what started out as a light-hearted summer romance turn into something more serious?
This is Book 1 (the prequel) of a series on the five Carmichael sisters. It is a standalone novel for mature readers




This book fell flat. Though the blurb was nice, the story itself was lacking. Lacking depth, lacking a real connection between the MC, it was awful. It felt forced and false. It´s a real sad thing to say about a book, when the author put so much to write. But, unfortunately, we read a lot of this kind of book until we find a awesome one.

The Fable of Us by Nicole Williams





Her heart can’t be destroyed by the same person twice. At least that’s what Clara Abbot finds herself hoping when she runs into Boone Cavanaugh less than an hour after returning to Charleston.

As kids, Clara and Boone had been each other’s firsts, and no one or nothing could stand in the way of their forever. But all kids have to grow up sometime. The troubled son of the town drunk winding up with the firstborn daughter of the local royalty was a happy ending even the most imaginative of fairy tales couldn’t make believable.

Their fable came to an end as most do: tragically. Boone might have done the leaving, but it was Clara who got away and made a new life for herself in California. But after seven years of dodging her hometown, she’s only back in Charleston for seven days to celebrate her sister’s wedding. She won’t let her overbearing family or her run-in with Boone rattle her—though rattling her is obviously Boone’s primary objective.

Boone is her past and her past is behind her, a mere speck in the rearview. So why does she feel it coming back every time she looks at him? Why does she see it every time he looks back?

Just when Clara’s life can’t possibly get more complicated, the ground shifts, and she discovers just how far her family was willing to go to keep the wrong boy out of her life. Was it really Boone who left her? Or was it Clara who left him?

The truth will be hard to face. Especially when she discovers most of her life has been built on lies.





Clara and Boone (I love this name since Lost) were son in tune through the whole book, I don´t know how they could think they're wasn't supposed to be together.

Their story was really sad with so many betrayal form Clara´s family. Charlotte was a B.I.T.C.H. And I didn´t get it why she could get away with that behavior without her parents say anything. And Ford, he cheat on Clara, with her sister, for god´s sake, and her dad would accept Ford marrying Charlotte after everything they done was beyond my comprehension.

Jockblocked (Gridiron #2) by Jen Frederick





She’s always played it safe…

College junior Lucy Washington abides by one rule—avoid risk at all costs. She’s cautious in every aspect of her life, from her health, to her mock trial team, to the boring guys she dates. When a brash, gorgeous jock walks into the campus coffeeshop and turns his flirt on, Lucy is stunned by the force of attraction. For the first time ever, she’s willing to step out of her comfort zone, but can she really trust the guy who’s determined to sweep her off her feet?

He’s always played around…

Entering his last year of college eligibility, linebacker Matthew "Matty" Iverson has the team captaincy in his sights. And it’s his for the taking, if he can convince his quarterback Ace Anderson to give up the starting position. Luckily, Matty already has an edge—the hottie he’s lusting over just happens to be Ace’s childhood best friend. Getting Lucy on his side and in his bed? Hell yeah. Matty is more than confident he can have both, but when he falls hard for Lucy, it’s time for a new game plan: convince the woman of his dreams that she’s not sleeping with the enemy.




I think I have a new favorite author. Until now, all the books by Jen Frederick that I read was awesome.
I loved Jock Blocked. Lucy and Matty was so cute together. They´re just perfect for each other.
I have a weak spot for heroines with health problems, I don´t really know why. And Lucy was the the perfect combination of a strong woman with the strength needed to bulldoze through life, but also with some vulnerability, a sweetness.And she was really faithful with her friends, goals and everything else.

Matty was a sweetheart, Iloved him very much, since the very beginning, through the whole book.

RoomHate by Penelope Ward




Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right? 

Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me.

When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.

The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.

The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.

I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.

The worst part? He didn’t come alone.

I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection. 

The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.

Author's note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.





Roomhate is a very hard book to review. Because while the plotline was really good. I did not liked Justin at all, he´s super  rude, to the point of assholery behavior toward Patch.

Until they rekindle their romance, then he became really sweet, but I had a hard time until then.

quarta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2016

Finding Their Balance (Neighborly Affection #5) by M.Q. Barber




I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review



Three’s the naughtiest kind of crowd. 

Getting to the one-year mark is hard enough in a relationship between two lovers. For three, just getting through the day can be half the battle. Between Alice’s headstrong insistence on pushing her sexual limits and Jay’s need to confront an abusive former lover, Henry has his hands full keeping both his partners safe and happy. But despite all the challenges—and unexpected dangers that lurk in their hedonistic world—the three have formed a union that brings each of them to the edge of something new—something they may not be able to hold onto...



What a mess! Finding their balance was a awful reading, I felt like DNFing but being a ARC I put myself through it. But it was painful to read it. Confusing and lacking I felt like I was reading a different book from the other readers who gave 5 stars.

Sugar Daddy (Sugar Bowl #1) by Sawyer Bennett



I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review


Sela Halstead lost her innocence in a way that no sixteen-year-old should ever have to endure. She’s spent years trying to forget that night even while wondering about the identities of the monsters who brutalized her—until a telltale tattoo flashes across Sela’s TV screen. The incriminating ink belongs to Jonathon Townsend, the millionaire founder of The Sugar Bowl, a website that matches rich older men with impressionable young women. Obsessed with revenge, Sela infiltrates Townsend’s world, only to come face-to-face with a tantalizing complication: Beckett North, his charismatic business partner.

The tech mastermind behind The Sugar Bowl, Beck always gets what he wants, in business and in bed. And yet, for a man who’s done every dirty thing imaginable, there’s something about the naïve, fresh-faced Sela that sparks his hottest fantasies. Because with her, it’s not just about sex. Beck opens up to her in ways he never has with other girls. So why does he get the feeling that she’s hiding something? In a world of pleasure and power, the shocking truth could turn them against each other—or bind them forever.

Note: Sugar Daddy ends on a cliffhanger. Sela and Beck’s story continues in Sugar Rush and Sugar Free!



First, I must say how hard it is to have read three 5 stars books in a row. WOW, what a dream! I wish I only have 5 stars books in my read list.
Now, about Sugar Daddy. OMG! I ´m completely, obsessed in love with Beck, he is utterly perfection.

I devoured this book, couldn't put it down for the life of me. And, I'm extremely anxious for the next one.

Never Let You Go (Never Tear Us Apart #2) by Monica Murphy



I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.




Lies hurt. Lies destroy. I tried my best to understand why Ethan kept his secrets but it was so hard. Until I realized that I couldn't deny myself any longer -- I needed to be with him. We needed each other. Despite my family's wariness, the media's fascination with us, the fact that his father still has a stranglehold on our lives, we belong together. No matter what. I will never let Ethan go. But sometimes love destroys us too, and we're too weak to banish the demons. Especially when our demons are determined to ruin us...



The second and last installment in Never tear us apart, Never let you go is just as a emotional roller coaster as the first one. While Will is certain of his feelings toward Katie, she feels overwhelmed by the grandiosity of everything surrounding them. Their connection is strong as ever but sometimes it fells like everything is crumbling around them.

I loved every second of Will and Katie´s story, they´re perfect for each other.

Never Tear Us Apart (Never Tear Us Apart #1)





Crazy how eight years can disappear in an instant. One look at Katie Watts, and I’m a fifteen-year-old again—the one who risked everything to save a terrified girl from her twisted kidnapper. She’s grown-up now—beautiful, quiet, composed—and telling her story to the world. A story that involves me in more ways than you can imagine. She used to call me her guardian angel. Sure, I risked my life, but she was worth dying for.

I need to make contact with her. Just to ensure that she’s safe.

Somehow we reconnect. We become friends . . . but I want more. I want to make her mine. And she wants me too. Does she know who I am? Has she figured me out? Not yet. But she will. In the meantime, I need to make sure that whatever hold that animal had on her is gone.

So, yeah, I’m stealing these moments with her. Savoring them. Knowing, dreading, that she’ll soon find out who I really am. And everything will fall apart. All because of that twisted, perverted monster sitting on death row. Her kidnapper. A convicted serial killer.

My father.




This is one of those books that I wish I had read it sooner. I was kind of afraid to read it because I had read it One week girlfriend and I didn't liked.

But in this one Monica Murphy totally redeemed herself. It was perfect, the plotline, the characters, Katie and Will´s connection, the way the plot was told. I utterly loved this book.

sexta-feira, 12 de fevereiro de 2016

Making It Up As I Go Along by Marian Keyes


I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.

Fabulous shoes, my badly made stews, an Antarctic cruise and ten 
pounds to lose. Having to schmooze when I'd far rather snooze.
Skin care and bad hair and what should I wear?
All kinds of views, which I hope will amuse . . .'
Welcome to the magnificent Making It Up as I Go Along - aka the World According to Marian Keyes™ - A bold, brilliant book bursting with Marian's hilarious and heartfelt observations on modern life, love and much, much else besides.
Such as? you are determined to ask.
Well, how about her guide to breaking up with your hairdresser? Or the warning she has for us all after a particularly traumatic fling with fake tan. There's the pure and bounteous joy of the nail varnish museum. Not to mention the very best lies to tell if you find yourself on an Arctic cruise. She has words of advice for those fast approaching fifty. And she's here to tell you the secretsecret truth about writers - well, this one anyway.
You'll be wincing in recognition and scratching your head in incredulity, but like Marian herself you won't be able to stop laughing at the sheer delightful absurdity that is modern life - because each and every one of us is clearly making it up as we go along.

So, I´m not really a fan on non-fiction books, but when I saw it was from Marian Keyes i had to read it. And thank God, I did.
It´s like little portraits of a private life. With a easy and fun writing style.

quinta-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2016

The Mother Road by Meghan Quinn




I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.


Never in a million years would I have pictured myself as an axe-wielding, dragon lady, chopping up multi-colored flannel shirts into my very own plaid mulch. But here I am, chopping away my frustrations.

It all started when my brother, Paul, convinced me to go on one last family road trip across the Mother Road with him and my dad.. Just like old times, right? Wrong. What Paul fails to mention is his best man, Porter, will be joining us, who just so happens to be my childhood crush and the man who broke my heart four years ago.

What is supposed to be a fun, family bonding experience across Route 66 turns into a war of pranks, awkward moments and bathrooms full of dirty flannel shirts and day old beard clippings. Paul’s know-it-all attitude and Porter’s devilish charm brings me to the brink of my sanity on my seven day trek across the United States with three bearded men in a small 1980’s RV.
 




OMG. I think I found another favorite author. I had the great pleasure to read The Virgin Romance Novelist in january or december, I´m not so certain about the month, but I loved it. And The mother road. does not stays behind. Au contraire, is even better. It´s extremely hilarious, I laugh so hard, my bed shake it and my husband woke up. And it´s also sweet, gross (Oh yeah, it has a lot of gross moments), tender, steamy-hot.
I loved every little thing about it.
The relationship between the McMann family is one of the most beautiful I had ever seen. Glory and Bernie forever.
Paul is a show apart. I could totally envision Ross Geller as Paul McMann, when he was having one of his groom-zilla moments, OMG, what was that? Sometimes I want it to get in the book and shake some manliness into him, LOL.

I cried a lot reading the letters left to Porter and Marley, by her mom. The end was just perfect like everything else.

terça-feira, 9 de fevereiro de 2016

Resist (Resist #1) by Missy Johnson




I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.



Recent college grad Charlotte Lucas thinks she has found her breakout story. It all begins when she answers a provocative want ad posted by a secretive mogul who happens to be a prime suspect in his girlfriend’s disappearance. Young and inexperienced, Char has never been pushed to the limit—until their games take her to the very edge. Char has gone in looking for the truth, but now she’s in way too deep with a master who plays her body like it belongs to him.
 
Jaxon Murphy knows a lot more about Char than he lets on. Although the media has made him out to be a monster, he’s not about to come clean about his tormented past—at least not before he turns this good girl bad and sends her out to do his dirty work. After all, Jax didn’t make it to the top without breaking some rules. But as their play grows passionate and achingly real, Jax can’t resist taking a shot at something that’s bigger and more powerful than revenge: love.



OMG. I love Missy Johnson´s books. In Resist we have a unusual situation that was kind of hilarious when you think about it later, but my first reaction was "What a pig", but even this didn't make me dislike Jaxon. He's actually quite sweet.
I love Charlotte and Jaxon, they´re perfect together and they hit it off right from the start.
The sex scenes are way, way hot. Melt-panties kind of hot.

Congratulations Missy Johnson for another mind-blowing, steamy-hot story.

Jagger (Caldwell Brothers #3) by Chelsea Camaron




I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.


Jagger Caldwell is no one’s hero. With a reputation busting heads and breaking hearts on the underground MMA circuit, he lives for easy cash and easier women. But when he stumbles upon an all-too-familiar scene, painful memories awaken Jagger’s sensitive side and compel him to act. As a kid, he stood by helplessly as his old man beat his mom. Now, Jagger won’t let seventeen-year-old Tatiana Rand suffer the same fate. Nothing matters except saving her.
 
Tatiana is a prisoner in her own home, at the mercy of her violent father—until an unlikely savior bursts through her door and into her life. Six-feet-plus of tattooed muscle and raw power, Jagger is no prince charming—but Tatiana stopped believing in fairy tales long ago. Despite their differences in age and, well, everything else, the sexy bad boy sparks a fire that Tatiana never knew she had—and desires that only Jagger can quench.



It´s always hard for me to give a bad feedback when you read a book. Unfortunately, is a necessary evil.

When I requested this book at NG, I did because I liked the blurb very much. And while the story, per se, has potential. The way it was told was too superficial. I couldn´t connect with  any of the characters, they all felt one-dimensional, nor the storyline itself.

The Billionaire's Deal: The Complete Story: An Alpha Billionaire Romance (The Billionaire's Deal) by Crystal Kaswell




I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.


A scorching hot new adult romance

Kat Wilder is totally screwed. At only twenty-one, she's resigned to one seriously bleak future. Waiting tables barely supports her only family, her sister, and she's got no luck finding a better job. With no money or time for school, she has no chance at a better life.

Then she meets Blake. The billionaire tech CEO is a lifeline. An arrogant, controlling, impossible to read lifeline. He wants something from Kat and he'll do whatever it takes to get it.

He offers Kat a deal-- a few months of her life for a few hundred thousand dollars. All she has to do is play his girlfriend and convince everyone that she's madly in love with him.

It's Blake's way, Blake's terms, Blake utterly in control.

She tells herself it's only business. But the part between them that matters-- the two of them alone, her giving in to everything he wants-- that part is strictly personal.

The Billionaire's Deal is a four episode new adult romance serial featuring an inexperienced yet feisty heroine and a protective alpha billionaire hero. This is the complete story.


In a general way it was a nice book, I think a lot of people will enjoy it.
Personally, isn't one of my favorites. It´s so full of cliches.

I know cliches exist because they work, but sometimes it became too much, it´s overwhelming.

segunda-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2016

After the Hurt by Shana Gray




I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.

Pepper Chapman refuses to throw in the towel. Six months ago, she made the biggest mistake of her life. Blinded by grief after her mom’s death, Pepper abandoned the man she loves. Now she wants a second chance at everything she gave up: strong hands driving her to ecstasy . . . a deep voice whispering naughty promises in her ear . . . the future they’d planned since they were teenagers. So Pepper comes home looking for forgiveness, ready for a new beginning—if he’s willing to give her a shot.
 
Retired MMA star Tank Sherman may be used to low blows, but Pepper’s emotional sucker punch left him reeling. Trying to ignore the pain and forget the pleasure of her body beneath his, Tank is prepared to ring the final bell on their relationship. Then Pepper shows up out of the blue, radiating pure sex. But Tank won’t let himself get hurt again, and that means resisting the heat that still burns between them. Because if he takes Pepper back, he knows he’ll never be able to let her go again.



It was a nice book. Short, fast paced, no drama.
I think Pepper took too long to fight to win Tank back when her whole purpose was that.

I couldn't really connect with the story or the characters.

Every Beat (Every Series Book 1) by Samantha Rey



I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.


Sadie Vaughn knows all about heartbreak. Her heart is so fractured that she has walls built up around it thick enough to keep everyone out, which means at least she won’t get hurt again. When her roommate, Henley, takes her on a tour of her new campus, Sadie literally falls into the arms of a devastatingly handsome stranger. She tries to ignore the feelings that have been awakened in her, but when she meets him again, she realizes she’s losing the battle. To make matters worse, the brooding boy in the back row of her literature class stops her heart and makes it beat faster at the same time, even when he completely ignores her. She had all intentions of focusing on her studies and refusing relationships, but she finds herself in situations where she is unable to help herself. Her past may have created the fears, but now she must decide if she is going to face them. 

Intended for mature audiences: 18+ 

Can be read as a stand-alone. 





Is so hard to review this book. It was a well written book, but the plot line and characters fell short to my expectations.
First of all, we have Sadie, who spent the majority of the story complaining about how everybody betrayed her or left her. And then we have Henley who is a new friend of Sadie, obnoxiously nosy. She wants to know everything, and she has no boundaries.
Then we have two perfect male specimens. They´re both have great chemistry with her but one fight for her and the other one run from her, and she doesn't know each one she wants.

So she stay with the one who fights for her until the other decides he wants to fight for her too, then she changes her mind and stay with the other one. It was annoying.