Friday, 8 December 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ STRUNG BY VICTORIA ASHLEY

Title: Strung
Author: Victoria Ashley
Genre: Romance
Publication: December 5th, 2017
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STRUNG: Is a standalone romance novel by Victoria Ashley. In this we meet Micah Beck & Tegan, spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Tegan and Micah 

Touching down on Californian soil and leaving her overbearing parents behind, Tegan is looking forward to just chilling by the ocean and working on her new book for the next three months whilst visiting her brother Alexandra who owns Vortex the hottest bar in the district. 

Alexander her brother did warn her to proceed with caution when entering his apartment but he didn’t exactly go into detail as to the why? 

So the last thing Tegan expected to see turning up at his apartment would be forever embedded in her mind as one of the hottest sex capade she’s seen. 

Tegan and Micah met in such an unconventional way which was such a unique way to start this book off and that there is why I am such a fan of this authors. 

Alexandra warns Tegan time and time again to stay away from Micah, but that pull whenever he was near bypassed any warnings she got even though she tried to fight the attraction, and knew it could sever ties between Micah and her brother some forces are just stronger than others, an undeniable attraction had these two set on the path of unbridled passion neither could deny. 

They thought just one taster, just one touch, just one night to get the other out of their systems would be enough to curb their desires but they were both wrong. 

I've pretty much read all of this authors books but I can honestly say that this is probably one of my favourites by her. As soon as I started I was sitting in the palm of her hand lapping up the words page after page, I was hooked, I loved these two characters, the storyline, the setting, the love between two siblings, there is nothing I would change and I hope we get more.

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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ BEHIND THE BARS BY BRITTAINY C. CHERRY

Title: Behind the Bars
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry
Genre:  Romance
Publication:  December 7th, 2017
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BEHIND THE BARS: Is a new standalone second chance romance novel by Brittainy C. Cherry and is spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Elliot & Jasmine at the age of sixteen. 

They say opposites attract and in this book that saying couldn’t ring any more truer.

Elliott was a sweet natured boy who kept his head down and tried to become as invisible as he could during high-school, he’d been dealt a raw deal in life, his slight build, his thick glasses and his slight stutter were a beacon for the popular kids to bully him relentlessly, both physically and verbally. 

But when he played his saxophone, magic happened, he stopped becoming the bullied teenager and became a powerful awe inspiring musician, like the pied piper crowds would gather on the corner where he’d busk just to listen in wonder at the sound he produced. A boy who played the most soulful music that spoke to Jasmine when she first saw him playing. 

Before I met Elliot, I thought loneliness was a thing I’d always feel. Then he found me with his music and everything changed. 


Jasmine Greene was beautiful and one of the popular kids without even trying, stuck with an overbearing mother who strived for perfection for her daughter, who pushed and pulled to get her up on the music ladder, for years relentlessly choosing her path in life for her. 

The broken boy and the damaged girl 

When these two meet it was like their souls stuck a cord and ignited they saw what the other tried so hard to hide from the rest of the world. She became his strength when he needed it most and he became her light in the darkest days. Together they were imperfectly perfect. 

We were complete opposites in so many ways. I was the popular new girl, and he, the bullied sh boy. Where I was outgoing, he was tame. When I was lost he was the road map home. 

This dealt with some horrifying bulling, my heart broke, my eyes leaked, my mind wouldn’t stop spinning as a scene played out word by word when bullying went to far. 

I felt their story.
I felt their anguish. 
I felt their hurt. 
I felt their struggles.
But most of all I felt their love. 

He was all bones, and I was all meat. His skin was painted caramel, and mine was white as cream. We were polar opposites. we weren’t mean’t to fall for one another, but when we blended together, we were some kind of beautiful. 

Then her career driven mother pulled up sticks and moved them four thousand, six hundred and twenty-four miles away from what Jasmine would term as home. She tried to stay in touch with Elliot over the years, the boy who stole her heart, the boy who had so much to give, but all of a sudden he just ceased returning her emails. It took Jasmine six gruelling long years to make her way back.

Would she find the boy she once loved? Would he be the same sweet boy she remembered? 

This was so beautifully written, a heart wrenching tale that pulled at every emotion I could feel, once I started I couldn't stop. I connected with the story, the characters, definitely one of my one click recommendations..

Saturday, 25 November 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ BUTTERFLY BY CAMBRIA HEBERT

Title: Butterfly
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: New adult
Publication:  November 3rd, 2017
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‘BUTTERFLY:’ Is a New Adult standalone novel by Cambria Hebert, Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Ten and Violet

First there was a caterpillar 

The ‘Prologue’ had me hooked straight away!! Ten Stark lets rip and does the unthinkable during another one of his drunken escapades but takes this last one that one step further whilst performing in front of a sold out stadium. Which earns him a stint in rehab and then abolished to the town he grew up in with words to stay out of trouble and lay low ringing in his ears. 

Clawing his way back into his fans good graces he gives speeches at local community colleges on what not to do the things he's done. 

Running away from some crazy assed fans he takes cover in an art gallery, exactly the last place you'd ever expect to see him. Here he meets a girl that doesn't know who he is (how is that even possible, often went through his mind) she even had him pegged as a thief. An aspiring artist she was hiding out from all the campus fans that were all going crazy over some rock star The guy with a number for a name she was happy in her hide out sitting drawing a cartoon of the guy. She disliked everything that guy stood for. 

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Stark: The guy who wasn't hated by everyone, who was a broke college student and drove a piece of shit jeep. I had to win her over without any star power. Without any money. Without being the guy she clearly hated. 

This girl intrigued him like no other, she wasn't struck senseless, she had no clue who he was, she didn't expect things from him, for all she knew is he drove a broken assed duct taped up jeep, nothing screamed famous, made of money other than the shoes he wore on his feet that she flat out stated he'd stolen. 

Because he loved the anonymity she offers him he tells her his name is Stark. 

Then there was a butterfly 

She was the complete opposite to the girls he'd dated in the past.
Slowly we see another side of Ten aka Stark take shape, his transformation simmered in the background and slowly we saw him fall in love with the girl who didn't know who he was.

Violet struggles on a daily basis, on the outside she looks like an everyday healthy girl but on the inside her body is at war, through her silent resilient strength this makes Stark become a better human being. 

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If you think you've read them all when it comes to our bad boy rockers then think again, this had such a unique spin on it, like me you'll love the heroine, god her imagination was classic, many a time I'd find myself giggling but then you'll also connect with her on an emotional level too. The formatting of this was just stunning, each chapter was set up so beautifully..I've only recently discovered this author so I'm a relatively new stalker, but she's definitely one that I hunt down for a one click on release days..

* Both teasers are the Authors from the book * 

Thursday, 23 November 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ JUDGING BOOKS BY SHAY SAVAGE

Title: Judging Books
Author: Shay Savage
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication: November 28th, 2017 

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He lived for the moment, which was refreshing and exciting...

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‘JUDGING BOOKS:’ Is a new Standalone Contemporary Romance Novel by Shay Savage 

We're first introduced to Ashlyn who is on the verge of graduating with her masters in accounting and business administration as she's riddled with nerves due to her dooming interview at Draganov Financial, even though it was pretty much a given that she'd get the job due to the fact that her father owns the business. 

Doning her executive interview clothes and some killer heels she choose to wear off her bestie, which were in fact actually nearly killing her, but all in the name of fashion!! Then due to her car not starting she decides to hoof it on foot, killer heels and all!! 

Thrown for a loop when she's chatted up on a street corner waiting for the all clear to cross when she’s asked by a gorgeous tatted up, pierced, man child sitting astride his BMX bike, if she’d go on a date with him. Who in their right mind would walk up to a suit wearing female and ask for a date? Ethan that's who!!

He was sweet, adorable, intelligent and absolutely the most incredibly gorgeous individual I had ever seen in my life. 

Panicking because she's going to be late arriving for her interview Ethan offers her a ride of her life!! Which she accepted..Dropping her off outside of the building he mentions he'll wait for her to finish if she'd consider going out on that date with him. 

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Which out of character for her she mentions if he's still waiting when she's finished then of course she'd go out on a date with him. 

Things from this point move swiftly. 

So many obstacles were in these two's way, he's a highschool dropout, tattoos and piercings, a man bun make up his appearance, add in the seven year age gap none of her friends in her circle would ever accept him, let alone her father, he'd probably disown her. 

He was so far removed from every guy I had ever dated, he couldn't even be considered in the same species. 

With all that standing in their way is all that a deal breaker for her? 

Ethan isn't your typical book boyfriend we'd all be jumping on claiming him as ours, he has so many layers to him once you scratch under the surface, he crawls within your heart, his hardships make him such a unique, endearing character where you wish his story didn't end, I wanted more, I needed more, I craved more, the only thing I would've changed about this book was how swiftly it was all wrapped up.

This was so different/unique to anything I've read before, a life learning lesson, and we all fall into the category of judging on looks, appearances, status, the list goes on which is why I enjoyed this book as much as I did. 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ GHOSTED BY J.M. DARHOWER

TITLE: Ghosted
AUTHOR: J.M. Darhower
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: August 24th, 2017

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‘GHOSTED:’ Is a standalone second chance romance novel by J.M. Darhower, spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' In this we meet Kennedy Garfield & Jonathan Cunningham. Their story isn't pretty, but it's their story..And it's a story that must be told. 

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A second chance romance about a boy who loved a girl, who turns into a man that loves a woman.

I don’t know what it was about this book but as soon as I opened up that first page, and started reading I was hooked, this author just has a way with words, a unique storyline that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go until you’ve inhaled that very last page. God the feels that came rushing at me, the love I felt consumed me, normally I’m not really a fan of second chance romances because you kind of know the layout of the story, past they break up, then they make up end of story, but this was done in such an outstanding way like pieces of a puzzle we’d be given pieces of their past that we’d make sense of to complete their future. 

There is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said about this book!! What I loved most about it was the simplicity of it, the realness of it, you could see every scene in this book unfold in real life, nothing was over dramatised. So very life like. 

If you've not read this book it comes with a highly recommend stamp from yours truly!! Take the plunge, one click you won't regret it, fall in love with these characters just like I did. 

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Monday, 20 November 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ DEFIANT QUEEN (MOUNT TRILOGY #1) BY MEGHAN MARCH

TITLE: Defiant Queen
SERIES: (Mount Trilogy #2)
AUTHOR: Meghan March
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: November 14th 2017
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‘DEFIANT QUEEN:’ is the second book of the Mount Trilogy by Meghan March and picks up right where Ruthless King left off. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’.

In this we see a different side to Mount emerge which we didn’t really see in the first book, he was all hard corners and ruthless in this we finally get to see the man within. I loved reading about his childhood, what set him on the course he’s on today. So many layers to him like an onion each chapter we peel off another layer. 

The majority of my life is lived in shadows. People whisper my name, as if afraid saying it out loud will bring me to my doorstep. 

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Mount had been abandoned on some church steps, quickly put in the system, shoved from foster home to foster home until he made his escape and clawed his way up from the gutter now he's a ruthless cutthroat powerful man no one deceives. 

I'd been in such a book funk and nothing seemed to have been able to pull me out of it, until this book!! 

Even though I'd been forewarned about the cliffy that was going to come rushing at me I can honestly say I wasn't prepared for how big that cliffy was going to be, it could turn out to be a whole new game changer, now that shitty waiting game starts of needing, wanting the next book, and I for one can not wait!!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ BAD HABIT BY CHARLEIGH ROSE

TITLE: Bad Habit
AUTHOR: Charleigh Rose
GENRE: New Adult
PUBLICATION: November 16th, 2017

‘BAD HABIT’: Is a standalone New Adult full length novel by Charleigh Rose. In this we meet Briar and Asher Kelly

We’ve all got that one bad habit, Briars bad habit comes in the form of bad boy Ash her brothers best friend. 

Briar and Ash had a lot of almost moments, nearly kissing to kissing which could’ve turned into more, but it all came down to that thing we call timing. The timing just wasn’t right for these two. 
Though Briar would’ve argued that fact until she was blue in the face. 

Ash pulled back many a time due to the fact he didn't want to end up behind bars for sleeping with an underage girl, not just any girl but his best friends sister. 
We couldn't be together. I was too young, and he was too untouchable

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You can't help but be pulled into their story. As soon as you read that first page, you'll be hooked. 

Ash's father was a drunk and more often than not in a fit of rage he'd take his anger out on his son, on these nights Ash would make his way through his best friends window where'd he'd seek solace. On one such night it's not Dashiell he encounters but his fourteen year old sister that cleans him up. Things escalate out of hand and he high tails it out of town never to be seen of for three whole years. But now he's back with a chip on his shoulders, anger in his belly. 

It's been three years. Three years since he walked out of my house and never came back. Three years since I've so much as heard his voice. Three years since I've been pining for a boy who was never even mine. 

Briar was an old soul beyond her years, she was the nurturing fixer, kind hearted and loved with her whole being. Ash was a bit of an asshole, rough around the edges, a bad boy who was brought to his knees by a girl who looked beyond and saw within. Together these two shared an undeniable bond, a bond so strong that they protected like their lives depended on it. Ash put Briar through the wringer but for due cause, his hot and cold on again off again running when things got bad even through it all like Briar we all ended up loving him for all his faults. These two were perfectly imperfect. Loved these two characters and all the secondary ones too and I can't wait to see what the author gives us next!!

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Putting it mildly these two gave me whiplash but in a good way..All angst junkies make sure you one click this come release day you won't regret it!! This threw out all the feels!! Who doesn't love a friends to lovers, second chance, best friends sister romance book!! Highly recommend!!

* Teasers used are off the Authors facebook page * 




Tuesday, 14 November 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ SAVAGE: THE AWAKENING OF LIZZIE DANTON BY L.A. FIORE

TITLE: Savage: The Awakening of Lizzie Danton
AUTHOR: L.A. Fiore
GENRE: Dark
PUBLICATION: November 17th, 2017


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SAVAGE: THE AWAKENING OF LIZZIE DANTON: is a dark standalone novel by L.A. Fiore, spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Lizzie Danton and Brochan McIntyre

This kicks starts off with Brochan, the day he arrives in this world, his mother dying during childbirth, a father blaming him for her death, over the years we see the terrible, unforgivable acts his father dishes out on his son. Each year that goes by the hate intensifies, the punishments escalate more each time. Your heart hurts for this small defenceless child that only has his father's servants and a teacher that goes above and beyond what many others were to scared to voice.

Then we meet Elizabeth (Lizzie), also raised in an unloving, un-nurtured environment, sent to a private boarding school at the age of ten, out of sight, out of mind the only thing that kept her going is the enjoyment she gets out of painting.

To present day. Lizzie has just learn’t that she’s inherited a cottage in Scotland by an Aunt she knew nothing about, just another thing her mother kept from her. On a whim she goes off to Scotland to lay claim to her heritance with a saddened heart of missing out on getting to know her Aunt, but Scotland hooked it's claws into her and she had found a place that she could finally call home. 

Brochan is shrouded in mystery some folks in town whisper that he's a werewolf others are more clued on to what he does for a living, but all steer clear of him. He's reserved, mysterious and undeniably dangerous. 

As a side note: this isn't a paranormal novel. 

I loved these two, apart I didn't really connect to them individually but together they touched my soul, the feels kicked in, her quirky talks to herself to his dark scowling side, just worked perfectly. 

In the beginning I did struggle to get into this, it wasn’t until Lizzie touched down on Scottish soil where the magic began. I think the author did a brilliant job bringing Scotland alive, seeing everything through Lizzie’s eyes, experiencing everything firsthand, the language, the strange foods, the countryside, everything was told in such graphic detail that if I closed my eyes I was taken on a mystical journey. Definitely a highly recommended one click come release day, this is a journey you will want to go on.



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