Σάββατο, 23 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

As Long As You Hate Me by Carrie Aarons **ARC Review**


High school sweethearts. What a load of bull.

He might have been my first love, but it never meant I wanted to hear lyrics containing my name, love story, and *cringe* how I lost my virginity peddled out for the masses to digest.

Seven years later, and I’m still being haunted by his photo in every magazine, his music on every radio station. I thought breakups meant that you never had to see the person again. Especially when they ripped out your heart and made hamburger meat with it.

But when a chance encounter ends up going viral, I’m tied to him in a way I’ve always dreaded. And the last person on earth I’d want to spend an hour with, much less a lifetime, makes me an offer I can’t refuse. I might just be desperate enough to take it.


The girl in the song is real. And she’s made me a rich man.

I’ve been dedicating choruses to her for a decade, she’s the muse she never wanted to be. Off of our love, I’ve become famous … and a complete egomaniac.

When another one of my flings goes off the rails, and lands me in hot water with the media, my recording label is less than thrilled. And so comes the marching orders from my agent; devise a scheme to transform into a squeaky clean good guy.

Coming face to face with her is something I’ve only dreamed about. If not to win her back, then to at least apologize for the ways I’ve exploited her. Instead, I rope her into my madness, proposing a deal only a masochist would accept. 

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"I just want one moment to breathe in the space where she and I exist again."

I truly enjoyed this book by Carrie! It's no secret that I love her books and I want to read more by her. I am also a big sucker for friends to lovers stories and second chance as well. Add this with the rockstar vibe and you have me 100% intrigued!

Kara and Dean were high school sweethearts in a small hometown. They were in love, nonetheless their differences, the bleachers of the school like a second home to them. Until something happened and their paths were parted. Now seven years later, they meet again and Dean makes her an offer. Kara seems hesitant after everything that happened, but she has to consider everything before she makes her decision.

"No lyric, no spoken word, can ever compare to you like this."

Like I mentioned I really enjoyed this book, but there were a few things that didn't impress me. Some things were too obvious for example and the way they were handled , let's just say that been there, done that. Other than that, it was a quick, light and lovely read. If you like these tropes then you should give it a chance :)

First Came Forever (The Angelheart Saga, #1) by Annie Woods **ARC Review**

First love. A promise of forever. A lie that changes everything.

Backpacking with her high school friends, Erica Lindell's life takes a thrilling new turn. Meeting the fascinating Sasha Ailes, she can't help but fall completely and irrevocably in love with him. When he feels the same way about her, Erica finds herself drawn into a fairytale love story that will set her life on a new direction. But Sasha has kept his true identity a secret. Finding out who he really is, Erica must overcome the betrayal and make the hardest choice of her life. Can she give up her own dreams to live in his world, or leave and lose him forever?

First Came Forever is an enchanting, heart-wrenching story about finding true love and the devastating consequences it can lead to. What price is too high to pay, even for love? 

*4.5 lovely stars*

Erica is on vacations with her friends and instead of partying all the time, all she wants is to explore the place, visit the ruins and on her quest to explore the history of the place, she meets Sasha. A very handsome, yet mysterious guy with secrets.

Trusting her insticts she ends up getting to know him better and falling in love with him. But when the secrets are being revealed, Erica doesn't know what to do. These secrets could make her quit her dreams, leave her life behind.

I read this book two months ago and I fell in love with it. I can't believe that this is a debut novel. I seem to always struggle with words, so excuse me if I rumble or if I make no sense whilst writing this review.

I truly loved this story, it was one of the reads that I couldn't put down. I kept reading and devouring it. I honestly fell in love with the description of these places, it made me want to travel so bad! Also, the characters were so interesting! I loved even more the secondary characters and let me tell you right here that I am team Tyler all the way!! I don't know guys, Sasha was okay, but Tyler was the one with the biggest character development and I just couldn't wait for his scenes in this book.

“You’ve changed,” she finally said. “Really changed. “Why? What happened?”
“You happened.”

I also loved the twists and turns. I seriously didn't see them coming! Francesca, the cliffhanger near the ending? I just can't!! This book was really lovely and so interesting! The only bummer in this book was probably some of the grammar/ spelling mistakes and that actually amazes me, because it's not a self published book, but it's supposed to be edited by a publishing house.. However, this was my only issue with this book. I can't wait to read the continuation and I strongly recommend it!

Πέμπτη, 7 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

The Smallest Part by Amy Harmon **Cover & Blurb Reveal**



“In the end, only three things matter. How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” - Unknown
It was a big lie. The biggest lie she’d ever told. It reverberated through her head as she said it, ringing eerily, and the girl behind her eyes—the girl who knew the truth—screamed, and her scream echoed along with the lie.
“Are you in love with Noah, Mercedes?” Cora asked. “I mean . . . I know you love him. You’ve been friends forever. We all have. But are you in love with him?”
If it had been anyone else—anyone—Mercedes would have stuck out her chest, folded her skinny arms, and let her feelings be known. She would have claimed him. But it was Cora. Brave, beautiful, broken Cora, and Cora loved Noah too.
So Mercedes lied.
And with that lie, she lost him. With that lie, she sealed her fate.
She was the best friend, the bridesmaid, the godmother, the glue. She was there for the good times and the bad, the ups and downs, the biggest moments and the smallest parts. And she was there when it all came crashing down.

This is the tale of the girl who didn’t get the guy.

Cover design: By Hang Le - http://www.byhangle.com/

Release date: February 13, 2018

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Special pre-order price of $3.99. Price will go up to $5.95 upon release.


About the author:
Amy Harmon is a Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in eighteen different languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.
Amy Harmon has written eleven novels — the USA Today Bestsellers, The Bird and The Sword, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as The Queen and The Cure, From Sand and Ash, The Law of Moses, The Song of David, Infinity + One, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her next novel, The Smallest Part, will be released February 13, 2018.

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Τρίτη, 5 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

Starr Gone (Starr Fall, #3) by Kim Briggs **REVIEW**

A Starr gone. A team betrayed. 

You never know who your true friends are until a gun’s pointed at you. One will take a bullet, and the other will pull the trigger. Starr learned that lesson the hard way. 

The perfect smile. A killer attitude. General Treadwell wanted nothing more than to turn Starr Bishop into the ideal assassin, but she’s far more valuable as Jessica Chamberlain, granddaughter and heir to Chamberlain Chocolates. Luckily, he’s found two enthusiastic replacements. They lack Starr’s intelligence, but no matter, they possess their own weapons of persuasion along with a flair for the dramatic, and that’s never a bad thing. 

Di, along with Christian, Frank, Ben and Coda, are determined to keep Starr safe, but the depths of betrayal crack the very foundation of the team. When Starr becomes a pawn in a game of power, money, and manipulation, Di channels her WWSD (What Would Starr Do) to rally the team. She owes her best friend that much. No... More. 


Starr Gone is the third book in the Starr Fall series and it picks up right where we left it in the Starr Lost instalment. What I loved about this book is the character development we saw in some characters, the twist and turns, the suspense and the adventure , as well as the romantic and the friendly elements. I truly enjoyed this one, but there was something that annoyed me and I hoped it would be a temporary blip in the whole book, but it wasn't and that made me enjoy it less than the previous books. (view spoiler)

"With Christian by my side, I can get through anything. The Organization. My grandparents. My psychotic friends. Anything."

Other than that, I can't wait to see the continuation of the series, because Kim's writing is one I enjoy and it grips me and has my attention while reading her books. It's always a pleasure, so I really hope that blip will be over sooner than later. Oh and did I mention how much I enjoy reading her secondary characters and even the villains of the story? I have come to the point to be suspicious of everyone. I don't know who plays a game, who's a good guy pretending to be bad and vice versa. I love that I can't judge so easily these characters and can't wait to read more about them! :)

Σάββατο, 18 Νοεμβρίου 2017

Starr Lost by Kim Briggs **Review**

On the run from the Organization, Starr never planned on falling in love. 

Starr Bishop’s the complete package. A perfect smile, brains to match, and a winning attitude. Boys want to date her and girls want to be her. She’s the type of girl you want to hate, if only she wasn’t so damn likable. But don’t worry, she’s not interested in your boyfriend. Boys are one complication she can live without. 

When the Organization decides she’s not only the model student but the ideal assassin, Starr’ll need a lot more than high test scores and extracurricular involvement to get herself out of that commitment. 

Dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood is the last person she’d expect—or even want— to come to her rescue. From opposite ends of Webster High’s social hierarchy, their lives collide in one electrifying moment. Christian isn’t the Goth loner he pretends to be, he’s a part Cherokee, All-American boy who wants to be a hero, Starr’s hero. Christian makes Starr forget that the Organization is after her, but nothing will stop the Organization from collecting their top recruit. 

By the way, the spot for junior class president just became available. 

What People Are Saying About Starr Fall.... 
"I was swept up in Kim Briggs' whirlwind of secrets, swoon, and adventure from page one. Beautifully writing combined with a smart, driven protagonist made this a book I couldn't put down.” —Isabel Bandeira, Author of Bookishly Ever After (Jan 2016) and Dramatically Ever After (June 2017) 

As the opener in what promises to be a thrilling series, Starr Fall hits the ground running and hits the water swimming. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough as Starr went from a super-achieving but otherwise pretty normal high school junior to a girl on the run from a shady, powerful government (maybe) agency and a deep, dark conspiracy we only see in glimpses. And why has the weird kid from school suddenly become her ultra-hot sidekick, with a connection between them that literally gives off sparks? He’s a lot more than he seems. Every answer raises another question as the reader ricochets between the threat level outside the remote cabin and the heat level inside it. Briggs knows how to crank up both kinds of tension, in the best possible way. Book two can’t come soon enough for this reader! -- Liz Coley, author of the award winning, internationally best-selling Pretty Girl-13 


From what little I know, I could be happy here. I could be very happy here. I'm just not sure I want to play house while the Organization exacts their brand of justice on innocent people.

In the continuation of the series Starr Fall, we see our hero and heroine in an adventure that seems to be getting riskier and riskier with every step they take. I loved that this one had suspense, scenes with an adrenaline rush, characters that shocked me and actions that shocked me even more. I enjoyed reading about the character development in most of them and I can't wait to read more about these characters further. Especially Di and Frank, but also Ben and Coda. I feel like I'm so invested to these characters and I want them all to survive the mess they got themselves into.

He creates a charge so powerful we could generate our owwn electricity.

The plot twist near the end somehow became clear to me through the book. If you could ask me about it at the first book I would be shocked as hell, but somehow while reading the second book, it became clear about it. I wasn't a big fan of the particular plot twist, but nonetheless I am truly excited to read more about it and see where this goes.

If you're looking for a sweet, but also suspenseful story, this is the one you have to pick! I'm looking forward to reading the last installment in the series and see the conclusion of it.

Παρασκευή, 10 Νοεμβρίου 2017

The Honey Trap by Karli Perrin **ARC Review**

After catching her childhood sweetheart cheating on her, Sophia Hamilton is hell-bent on stopping other women from getting played like she was.

And so the played becomes the player.
Fast forward two years and Sophia is now one of San Francisco’s most successful honey trappers. Getting paid to expose cheating men has become the norm but just when she thinks she has seen it all, she is offered a unique proposition which threatens to turn her entire world upside down.
Mason Hunter is a hotel tycoon, millionaire and cheater. Or is he?
Sophia has six weeks to find out.
She quickly discovers that Mason isn't the only one keeping secrets and she becomes caught up in a tangled web of lust, lies and misplaced loyalties.
Lines are crossed. Rules are broken. The real Mason Hunter is about to be exposed. 
The hunt is on. 

4.5 stars
"There is no hope without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love"

Sophia is working as a honey trap. She flirts with married guys and if the guy is willing to cheat on his wife, then she's trapping him for her. A new case, different than any other she has encountered so far and her client is Mason, a well known young and gorgeous businessman. Instead of a one time trap, she has six weeks to find out if Mason is the cheater his wife claims to be. Six weeks that will bring them together and many things are about to get discovered in the way.

The Honey Trap is a debut novel and it's always a challenge and a joy to discover new authors. I'm so happy that I fell about a scene from this book which led me to the author's way and I ended up with a copy in my kindle. I can't tell you how many laugh out loud moments I had with this one!! There are some truly hilarious scenes and I think I won't forget about them anytime soon.

I loved how well written were all the characters in this book and I have a soft spot for Buzz, who is Mason's best friend. I can't wait to read his book!! I think he has an interesting background and his storyline along with his funny character will be amazing!

"I thought you two were over for good this time."
"We are but it was Thursday yesterday."
"What's that got to do with anything?"
"Throwback Thursday. I'm allowed to sleep with my exes, no strings attached."

I have to say that even though I truly enjoyed reading this book, especially the slow burn throughout the book, what actually bummed me was the last 10% of the book. I felt like it was rushed and I don't like rushed endings. Everything happened so fast, their actions didn't make sense and generally the wrap was rushed. I feel like there's something missing now, so yeah I would rather have the ending more extended than it was. I needed an epilogue to keep me happy.

Other than that, this book is great! The characters are awesome, the dialogues are precious and if you need something light, sweet and funny you should definitely pick this up! I'm definitely looking forward to reading more by Karli! :)

Τετάρτη, 8 Νοεμβρίου 2017

A Little Too Late by Staci Hart **ARC Review**


"A Little Too Late came right on time. Five stars!"-Brittainy C. Cherry, Amazon #1 Bestselling Author

A Little Too Late, an all-new romantic standalone from Staci Hart is available NOW!


A Little Too Late by Staci Hart

Publishing Date: October 24th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

I wasn't supposed to fall in love with the nanny.
When my wife left, she took the illusion of happiness with her, and I've been caught in a free fall ever since. For nine long months, I've been fighting to figure out how to be a single dad, how to be alone.
For nine long months, I've been failing.
When Hannah walked through the door, I took my first breath since I'd found myself on my own. She slipped into our lives effortlessly, showing me what I've been missing all these years. Because Hannah made me smile when I thought I'd packed the notion of happiness away with my wedding album.
She was only supposed to be the nanny, but she's so much more.
The day my wife left should have been the worst day of my life, but it wasn't. It was when Hannah walked away, taking my heart with her.


CHARLIE The next morning, I was up and in my office before anyone was awake, attacking my work with newfound enthusiasm and a plan in mind. Because I wanted to feel like I’d felt the night before in the kitchen again, and there was only one way to get that back. Today, I would take a few breaks and be present. Today, I would change, work be damned. Today would mark the first real attempt. Because change wouldn’t happen on its own. I had to make it happen. And to make it happen, I would have to put boundaries in place, starting with my weekends. I checked the clock around eleven that morning and closed my laptop, pushing away from my desk and heading up the stairs in search of my children. When I rounded the corner into the kitchen, I found them sitting at the table with their lunches. And when they saw me, their smiles validated my grand plans with unwavering certainty. “Hey, guys,” I said, smiling back as I walked over to them, ruffling Sammy’s hair when I passed him. “Hi, Daddy,” he said. Maven’s mouth was full, so she just waved, and Hannah smiled at me from the island where she was setting up a spread for sandwiches. I snagged a grape off Maven’s plate and popped it into my mouth. She handed me another, which I accepted. “Thanks, pumpkin.” “Are you done working?” Sammy asked hopefully. “’Fraid not, bud. But I thought I’d come have lunch with you. Is that okay?” “Yeah! Want a Nilla Wafer?” “Psh, obviously. And I thought we could play for a little bit before I have to get back to work. What do you say?” He nodded, grinning. “We can play trucks! You be the bulldozer and I’ll be the tractor and Maven can be the monster truck and Hannah can be the ambulance because she helps people.” “Perfect,” I said on a chuckle. A burst of color caught my eye. A vase on the windowsill behind the table held a spray of red and orange tulips. “Those are beautiful,” I said, gesturing to them. “Where did they come from?” “Oh, I picked them up this morning,” Hannah said with that ever-present smile. “Feeling homesick?” “Always a little. But I love having fresh flowers in the house, something bright and delicate and alive. Well, maybe not alive anymore, but it feels alive, doesn’t it?” “It does,” I said as I moved to her side. “Can I make you a sandwich?” Hannah asked. “Nah, I think I can manage, thanks. How’s it going this morning?” “It’s good. We went to the park this morning.” “I rode my bike!” Sammy crowed. “Did you? No bumps or scrapes?” “Nope!” “I’m impressed. Maybe next time I can come too,” I said, hoping it was something I could deliver as I reached into the bread bag for a stack. Hannah turned to the cupboard, returning with a plate for me. “Thank you.” She was still smiling, standing at my side, assembling her sandwich. It was so mundane, something completely and utterly boring, but like the weirdo that I was, I found myself watching her hands as she folded cold cuts. We worked around each other—not that it was complicated, but there was a sort of rhythm between us, a natural pace wherein I used what she wasn’t and finished just as she needed what I had. I wasn’t sure why I noticed it, but I did, and I appreciated the simple synchronicity of the moment, a breath where things were easy. I passed her the mustard as she handed me the ham. “So, I was thinking …” I paused. “Oh, were you?” She glanced over at me with a hint of mirth at the corners of her lips. “I know. I almost sprained something.” Hannah laughed gently. “If it’s okay, I think I’d like to try to handle bedtime tonight.” “Of course it’s okay; they’re your children.” That time, her laughter was sweet. “Do you … would you … do you think you could maybe …” She shifted to face me, her eyes full of encouragement. “Would you mind … helping me?” Hannah nodded, her smile opening up. “That’s what I’m here for. Just let me know what you’d like me to do.” I smiled back. “I’m sorry. I know it sounds stupid. I just … I haven’t done this much on my own, but I’d like to start.” Her eyes softened, caught by slanting light, lighting up with sunshine. “There’s nothing to be afraid of,” she said simply. I didn’t speak. “There’s no right or wrong, and they don’t care about anything other than you being there. It’s simple enough; you only have to try.” “Is it really that easy?” “It really is. You’ll see.” She reached for my arm and gave it a squeeze that wasn’t meant to be anything but friendly but held something more, something in the pressure in her fingertips and the depths of her eyes. It was something I did my very best to ignore. But I felt the heat of those fingertips long after they were gone, even as we sat across the table from each other eating lunch, the tulips in the vase behind her bowing their long heads as the sunlight illuminated them, exposing what was hidden within their petals. fb-now-live-3.jpg

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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics. AuthorPics

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 For nine long months, I've been fighting to figure out how to be a single dad, how to be alone. 

For nine long months, I've been failing.

When Hannah walked through the door, I took my first breath since I'd found myself on my own. She slipped into our lives effortlessly, showing me what I've been missing all these years. Because Hannah made me smile when I thought I'd packed the notion of happiness away with my wedding album.

She was only supposed to be the nanny, but she's so much more. 

The day my wife left should have been the worst day of my life, but it wasn't. It was when Hannah walked away, taking my heart with her.

*This contemporary romance features Charlie from A Thousand Letters*

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Lekker stars

A Little Too Late was my first book by Staci Hart and it's a beautiful single dad romance that I found extremely sweet and endearing. It's a lovely story between Charlie, a single dad who raises on his own his two kids and when in need of a new nanny, Hannah comes into the picture. Hannah is an au pair Dutch nanny from Netherlands, who recently came in USA to work. After an incident at her former work, she is wary of Charlie at first, but slowly they come closer. Together they are going to fight their demons, but will they be able to beat them or their demons will overcome them?

I loved my job. I loved the children, and I cared for Charlie. And for the first time since coming to America, I didn't want to leave.

I think that A Little Too Late is a sweet and lovely romance and I loved how they grew close to each other. I loved that it was well written and I got to know about the dutch culture a little more. I'm genuinely interested in getting to know new words and I loved that aspect of this book. Even though, I found some parts cheesy and didn't agree with their reactions, I truly enjoyed it and I recommend it to people who love single dad stories and want to read something short and sweet. I'm looking forward to reading more by Staci! :)

Τρίτη, 1 Αυγούστου 2017

Amnesty (Amnesia #2) by Cambria Hebert **Cover Reveal**

Cambria Hebert
(Amnesia, #2)
Publication date: August 18th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
There’s freedom in remembering.
My past is a double-edged sword.
Damned if I do remember, damned if I don’t.
Remembering beyond the horrors I already have will change me. Change us.
But, what if I’m living a lie? What if everything I thought was wrong, what if who I thought I was is wrong?
If not her, then…
Who am I?
Eddie says it doesn’t matter, but deep down I’m terrified it does.
I’m trapped. Held prisoner by a past I can’t remember and a future that might not belong to me.
There’s a light though, not at the end of the tunnel… But wavering in the distance, calling to me from Rumor Island.
That light, it scares me far more than darkness. Am I brave enough to confront it?
So many questions, so few answers.
I don’t have a choice; the truth always finds a way to the surface. Finally learning who I really am will be a permanent life sentence:
Total punishment or absolute amnesty.
Sequel to:

Author Bio:
Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.
Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).
Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.
Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.