Friday, 20 October 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ HUSH BY NICOLE HART

TITLE: Hush
AUTHOR: Nicole Hart
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: October 25th, 2017
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The reason why I signed up for this and it being one of my anticipated books for October was the cover, the synopsis doesn't give much away so you kind of don't have much to go on.

HUSH:  Is a standalone contemporary romance novel by new to me author Nicole Hart.

Rachael and her younger sister Sara live in a life of constant fear, always fearing that they will anger their step father, no matter what they try and do to keep out of his way he always finds ways to unleash his incredible temper on them. Their mother takes the brunt of his anger but Rachael wishes with all her might that he’d just die or never come back from wherever he disappears to for weeks on end. 

Her only constant in her life is her best friend Jackson who she'd known since elementary school who suffered a similar upbringing to her so they share a bond that gives them strength to battle through their daily lives. 

Then the story takes a huge jump (and you wonder what happened the years in between. 
twelve years later - Aged 26) 

This starts off with the heroine being relatively young, not even in her teens but swiftly jumps up through the ages as the story progresses. In some cases the gap leaves a blank space in the story and you kind of wish the author had elaborated on the scene that took place before the chapter jump. I loved the backbone of this story but in some places it just felt too rushed, with these gaps in the story it threw up so many questions that were never answered. But all in all there were some parts of this book that I really really enjoyed, the love between the two sisters, how Sara was such a nervous child to a complete flip of a switch to being a tough sailer talking character which we never saw when she was younger. I loved this new side to her.

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ REWRITE BY STEPHANIE ROSE

TITLE: Rewrite
AUTHOR: Stephanie Rose
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: October 19th, 2017
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Before going into this I sneaky peaked at the reviews, and one after the other, boom boom boom was an army of 5 stars staring at me, finishing this I can fully understand why!! 

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REWRITE: Is a standalone contemporary romance novel by new to me author Stephanie Rose. ‘Spoken in Dual Perspectives’ 

Once upon a time... I wish I could rewrite our story, I'd fix it so I'd never lose him in the first place, and we'd never hurt anyone on our way back to each other. 

THEN: In this we meet Josh Falco and Brianna who have been best friends since they were just five years old. Even then they felt a love they couldn’t comprehend or understand, the minute he stood up for her and punched a fellow class mate she was smitten. For him it was the simple task of sharing her lunch with him daily she fast became his cupcake!!

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She took care of me from the beginning, when I didn't have a mother to pack me a real lunch for school. I probably loved her even then; I just didn't know what the hell it was. 

THIRTEEN YEARS OLD: Josh was spiralling out of control, not turning up to school, fighting, doing underhanded deals to keep him and his father afloat saw him rubbing shoulders with the wrong crowd. 

Josh and I were together, the rest of the world faded away. 

EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD: A sullen angry teen with a chip on his shoulders. To save Brianna he had to walk away, but to save himself he enlisted in the military solely to avoid jail time, telling Brianna to forget about him was his biggest regret in life. 

"Do us both a favour. Just move on. Go to prom, go to college, have a good life without me around to ruin it for you. Forget about me Cupcake." 

TO NOW: Both twenty eight years old. She’s moved on and in a long term committed relationship, now he’s back to run his uncle's motorcycle shop and making something of himself, the time has finally come for him to claim his girl. But is he too late? 

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He’d cleaned up his life but still looked every inch the bad boy. Tattoos covered his arms from his biceps to his wrists. His hair was buzzed short with a couple of days stubble covering his cheeks. But he had the same twinkling eyes and crooked smile as the five year old boy who stole my heart. 

This exceeded all my expectations, it wasn’t just about two childhood friends reconnecting after years apart, it was so so much more, these two were soul mates, the highs and lows just made them stronger even though distance kept them apart. They shared an undeniable bond like no other, breakable when younger but unbreakable once they knew what they had was worth fighting for. 
I had so many emotions running through my blood stream with this, I giggled, I swooned, I fell so hard for these two and even though this was my first read by this author the way she pulled me into their story so effortlessly this book won’t be the last I read of hers. Truly amazing!! 
I devoured this, I savoured this, I inhaled this, I freaking LOVED this, I highly highly recommend this!! Think you’ve read a friends to lovers book before? Think again!! This is by far the best of the best, I can’t gush about this book enough, an unputdownable read!! 

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ MAVERICK (NORTH RIDGE #2) BY KARINA HALLE

TITLE: Maverick
SERIES: (North Ridge #2)
AUTHOR: Karina Halle
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: October 17th, 2017
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MAVERICK: is a complete standalone novel and the second book within the series (North Ridge #2) by Karina Halle. About the rough and rugged Nelson brothers. Get ready for one wild alpha mountain man - Canada's never felt so hot! Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’

In this we meet Riley and Maverick. Riley’s story kick started us off in the ‘Prologue’ two years ago in a blink of an eye life pretty much ceased for Riley, a mountain disaster closed a chapter on her life so now she’s taking life by the horns and is the new comer to North Ridge, Columbia. She’s also the newest member of the North Ridge search and rescue team, and also the only woman the team has. 

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Meeting her new boss Maverick the attraction between them sizzles off the pages, their flirtatious banter heats up each encounter, she pushes his buttons like no other. 

BUT there is a non fraternising rule within their workplace, anyone caught in a compromising situation, is fired, no questions asked. Both have worked too hard to compromise their careers over an office fling that might not go any further than a one night stand. 

I'm not about to fuck up my new position by getting involved with someone I work with. 

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There are a few things that really get me raring when it comes to men, and a good, panty soaking voice is one of them, along with tattoos, large forearms, wide shoulders, a firm ass, and a big dick. So far Maverick is five out of six, though the way things are, I don't think I'll figure out the truth about number six. 

The author turned up the heat on this one, scorching hot!! Maverick is as alpha as they come, sexy, tough, straight shooter, he has such a demanding presence in this book and pair him with Riley and he's met his match. These two were the perfect characters, sugar and spice. I've been stalking this book hard and was super excited when it landed on my kindle, the background setting of this book had me devouring the pages eating up every word the author threw at me. Now I can't wait for Fox's story. This series just gets better and better. A series I highly recommend!!

* Teasers used in my review are off the Authors Facebook page * 

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Maverick is a complete standalone novel and the second book about the rough and rugged Nelson brothers. Get ready for one wild alpha mountain man - Canada's never felt so hot!

Forget playing it safe.

John “Maverick” Nelson likes to live his life on the edge – literally. A crucial member of the search and rescue team in the mountainous British Columbian town of North Ridge, Maverick’s brash and bold attitude means he’s the first one to ascend into danger, no matter the risk.

When it comes to women, though, Maverick errs on the side of caution. For all his cocky charm, rugged good looks and sexual swagger, he remains as unreachable as the surrounding peaks. Hot, wild sex? He’ll tell you there’s no better way to spend a cold, wintry night. Relationships? He’d rather freeze.

That is until he lays his eyes on American Riley Clarke. Trading in the crippling expenses of Aspen for BC, Riley is North Ridge’s newest member of their search and rescue team and the only woman on the job, which means spending a lot of time with Mav in adrenaline-pumping situations.

With the chemistry between them hot enough to melt snow, keeping their hands off each other is detriment to the success of their team. Besides, Maverick’s her boss and she didn’t work her ass off in Colorado just to throw it all away for some mind-blowing sex.

But when the worst winter in years sweeps in, Riley and Maverick will have to battle the elements along with their attraction for each other. And if either of them slip up, both of them will be in for a deep freeze.


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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ MOST OF ALL YOU BY MIA SHERIDAN

TITLE: Most of all you
AUTHOR: Mia Sheridan
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: October 17th, 2017
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MOST OF ALL YOU: Is a contemporary standalone romance novel by Mia Sheridan ‘Spoken in Dual Perspectives’ 

This isn't going to be written up like how i would normally write up my reviews, this is just going to be short and sweet because you need to go into this with no other preconceptions, if you've read any previous books from this author you'll know what to be prepared for, this author is beyond talented, if you've not read anything by her before seriously you need to!! She is in a league of her own, you can not compare her to any other author. 

She never ceases to amaze me with her writing skills that draw all us readers in, her characters that we all end up loving, this book was no different. The only reason why this for me is a 4 star read and not a 5 star read is I found it a wee bit slow going in the beginning then it all just took off and I was lost within the pages. Loved how broken these two were, how captivating the storyline was, this author always brings us unique stories that capture our hearts every single time!! You always know that you're going to get something special from this author, highly recommend this!!

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A broken woman . . .

Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior, and carries within her a deep mistrust of men who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.

A man in need of help . . .

Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there’s an undeniable goodness about him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.

Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .

Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world that had stolen everything from them would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.


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Sunday, 15 October 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ THE DAY SHE CRIED BY K. WEBSTER

TITLE: The Day She Cried 
AUTHOR: K. Webster
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: October 17th, 2017
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THE DAY SHE CRIED: Is a full length romance novel by K. Webster and is spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives.’

The author asked that we early reviewers be as vague as we can be when writing up our reviews so that ones after us can read this book as it's fully intended. So here goes..

Eighteen year old Raven and Rome Murray, are being raised by a drunken abusive father, She tries to be the peacemaker at home but it's hard when she's not close to her twin Rome, both are introverts, ostracised by their fellow peers at high school for being freaks and poor, Rome sits off by himself as if he'll catch a disease off people if he sits to close, and Raven hides in the schools bathroom, both set apart by choice to are wallow in their loneliness. 

It’s not until Raven downloads an app with a profile nickname (PoetPrincess99) where you can meet hot young local boys that she connects with someone with the profile name LonelyLogan69 texts are exchanged on a daily basis, weeks go by when a strong unconventional connection develops between the two. Both desperate in their own way to break free and be seen. 

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AND THEN: A cruel, sad, heart stopping twist and I'm reeling from the direction change this book has taken. God I should've known this author would flip a switch!! What she does here is a huge game changer when you think the book is going one way she does what she does best and we're given something else entirely. This is what makes her the best of the best, everything she writes is unpredictable. 

MUCH LATER: Enter Courtney and Rome, Rome's had a high school crush on Courtney for years, watching from a distance, always watching. It's not until much much later that he barrels into her life, he unleashes all of his anger, hurt, hate, daily torment on her, his behaviour is unforgivable but also understandable, some parts were hard to read, it broke my heart into smithereens with the extent he took things towards Courtney. I felt EVERYTHING this author threw at me, parts I even fugly cried they hit me that deep. 

But slowly oh so slowly Rome put all his anger aside and we saw the real him revealed, a sweet, teenager who missed his mother, who loved fiercely, protectively, aggressively, forgivably. 

MY THOUGHTS: God where to even begin, this author is amazeballs, the beginning I was so out of my comfort zone, that cringing feeling of can I push myself to go any further but then progressing further things get twisted up like a tornado and the story in the blink of an eye changes. 
There’s only a few books of this authors I haven’t read and that’s only due to time restraints ones that I have read I’ve loved for the sole reason being you don’t know which side we’re going to get, the sweet side or the side that skips with the devil. I highly recommend this!! Loved it!!

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She was my first love.
She was my first hate.
The very sun in my world tried to burn me alive with her lies and cruelty.
Until I dimmed her light for good…
Or so I thought.

Now she’s back.
Cracked. Broken. Lost.
And for the first time in a long time, I feel free.
Free from our past. Free from my present that suffocates me. Free to destroy her future.

Her misery is my music.
Thrilling. Invigorating. Intoxicating.

For so long, all I’ve done is hate her.
So why do I love her?
 


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Saturday, 14 October 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ ILLUSIONS OF EVIL BY LILY WHITE

TITLE: Illusions of Evil
AUTHOR: Lily White
GENRE: Dark | Romance
PUBLICATION: 
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ILLUSIONS OF EVIL: is a standalone dark erotic thriller by Lili White. 

Holy crappers!! Wow!! What a scintillating unputdownable sinfully sexy twisted read this was, what a fucked up crazy sick journey this one took me on. You know it's so so so wrong on so many levels but I shit you not the scenes in this were over the top hot!!

I hate doing this but I have to write up a no frills review for this one, because seriously you need to go into this book blind, that's the only way to give this book any sort of justice it deserves. Don't even sneaky peak!!

Ok so why I didn't give this 5 stars is because being honest I struggled with the very first few chapters, they felt disjointed, like it was explaining one scene in the past and then it jumped into the future leaps and bounds so I had to go back and re-read what I'd read then the story came into itself from about chapter 5 and from that point on I was sucked into this and for the life of me I couldn't put it down, visitors arrived, one coffee small chat and I was pushing them out the door only to hurry back to finish this. 

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Don't be fooled by this author, I may have only read a few of her books and she may look all pretty and innocent but OMG let me tell you she runs towards the darkness, no tiptoeing for her and she will gladly take you down with her. And this book was no different, it was dark, twisted, sick get ready for this crazy ride because it's one you'll be wanting to take. 

There is twisted evil everywhere in this world which we’re privy to encountering within this book, pure evil resides. Eve has been brainwashed at such a young tender age but with that comes denial. This is her tale, it's not an easy tale to read but it's one that has you questioning your own morals. 

* Teaser is off the Authors FB page * 

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CONFESS.
It's what he said to me across his altar, what he demanded so that I would be pure.

In the moment he blessed me with his virtue, I was no longer the woman I'd once been.

I was Eve.

His light. His salvation. His bridge to Heaven's gate.

I failed him because my faith was not strong enough.

He punished me for not giving in.

Resisting temptation is never easy.

Not when his hands, his teeth, his heat and hunger were the greatest of my sins.

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