Wednesday, 30 March 2016

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Review: The Affair (The Evolution of Sin Trilogy #1) by Giana Darling

*****4.5 Stars*****
 
 
This relatively short book, that is the first of a trilogy, isn't going to be for everybody. A book titled The Affair, is exactly what it says it is and people who struggle with the morality of that should perhaps steer clear.
That being said, I most definitely don't condone infidelity in real life, but as a work of fiction, I found this book to be totally gripping and the fact that I found Sinclair to be a total b@$tard for even suggesting a temporary affair and Giselle to be a complete idiot for even contemplating such a tryst.
I can see this relationship being so much more as the series progresses and my only complaint is that I can clearly see how this is going to play out for them both. There were too many clues given away throughout this book and for someone who isn't generally a gambling person, I would even put money on what is going to be revealed in book 2 and for that reason I think it would have been much better to have that revealed in this book. I think it would have made the ending so much more awesome.
That being said, I was hooked from start to finish. Giselle and Sinclair were so hot together and I for one cannot wait until May for more of that chemistry.
 
Reviewed by Louise Dale
 
 
Is a week of passion enough to warrant changing their lives forever?

Italian born Giselle Moore is reinventing herself for the second time in her short twenty-four years of life, trading in her bohemian artist’s life in Paris for the grit and glamour of New York City where the family she hasn’t seen in years awaits her. But before beginning her new life, she travels to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico searching for a week of relaxation and reprieve before barreling into her turbulent future.

She never expected to meet the handsome and enigmatic Frenchman Sinclair on the plane and she certainly never would have imagined herself accepting his proposal for a weeklong, no-strings-attached affair. Giselle has never experienced anything as heady as Sinclair’s controlled seduction and cool yet devastatingly erotic commands and she finds herself powerless to stop the ferocity of their passions, even when she discovers he has a partner back home. The last thing she needs in her life is another complication, yet as the week wears on, she finds it surprisingly easy to relinquish control to Sinclair, a man she knows nearly nothing about. And to her horror, the one thing she promised never to submit, her battered heart, is just as easily captured in the business mogul’s unyielding hands.
 
 
 
 


Review: This is War, Baby (War & Peace #1) by K. Webster

*****5 Stars*****
 
 
It's so hard trying to write this review without spoilers, but I think that it's best to read this story knowing nothing about it. You will know why when you read it for yourself.
I don't think I have ever described a book as mind blowing before, until now that is. This is War, Baby blew my mind, I loved it. I finished reading it a few days ago and I'm still recovering from a pretty big book hangover. It's one of those books that you just can't put down, and even when you have to, you can't stop thinking about it.
I love an unpredictable book and this certainly was that. I didn't have a clue what was going on through some of it and when I tried to guess? I was wrong. I have come away with more questions than answers and I need the second book. Now!!
Highly recommended to anyone who loves a dark read. I would say though that you should take note of the warning at the beginning: "It WILL cross lines. It WILL break the rules. It WILL make you sick and it WILL stress you out". But if you're anything like me they are just 4 of the many reasons you will LOVE it.
 
Reviewed by Danielle Meredith
 
 
My life had a plan. Until he invaded it and stole it all away. My captor took me and I became a pawn.

His strategy changed and he sent me away to WAR, because money is everything in this world.

In my WAR, though, I found peace.

I couldn’t help but find love where I least expected it, with a man who lived a battle every day of his life
…all inside his head.

But then my captor came back for me.
Yet, this time, battle lines had been drawn and I was protected.

So we thought.
Even though my WAR was raging,
my captor would fight to the death.

The good guys always win, right?
Not always.

All’s fair in love and WAR, right?
Not this time.

***WARNING***
This is War, Baby is a dark romance. A really dark one. So dark you’re going to wish you had a flashlight to see yourself to the end and someone to hold your hand. Human trafficking, dubious consent, and strong sexual themes that could trigger emotional distress are found in this story. This story is NOT for everyone.
 
 
Amazon UK - http://goo.gl/gd2liy 
 
 


Review: Edge of Surrender (Alpha Crew #2) by Laura Griffin

****3.5 Stars****
 
 
After being so eager to read this second and final installment, as far as Emma and Ryans story is concerned, I have to say I didn't quite enjoy it as much as the first book. However, for a short story, this certainly wasn't a hardship.
Both books have a Thriller element to them and I have to say I have read far grittier ones in this genre.
Emma and Ryan arrived back on US soil and this book picks up where book one ended and it is clear there is more at play than just an accident which caused the plane, Emma was travelling in, to crash.
As for the sex scenes, well there was more than the single one that featured in the first book and while there was nothing that made them stand out for me, any sex scene involving a Navy Seal is pretty hot.
I think my main issue is the length of these books for no other reason than I think the storyline itself suffered as a result. The idea was good, but diluted by the fact that each book is the size of a standard novella. I have no issue with entire series being made up of books this size, so maybe a 3 or 4 part series, with more character build up and emphasis on the suspense would have been more beneficial. That being said, I am aware that some people are reluctant to read series of short books, but I am confident that with more substance and grit, readers would be happy on the whole.
 
Reviewed by Louise Dale
 
 
The scorching-hot romance between Emma and Ryan that began in At the Edge: Alpha Crew Part One concludes in Part Two of this sexy, suspenseful adventure!

Ryan had one job: keep Emma safe at all costs. But after a night of passion, Emma takes off and Ryan soon realizes he’s not the only one looking for her. Can he figure out who’s after the beautiful government aide, and why, before she falls into the wrong hands… if she hasn’t already?

Emma’s fighting to get justice for her fallen comrades, but she can’t do it alone. She needs Ryan’s help, but that means trusting him--and dealing with the out-of-control desire blazing between them. Can there be any future for a marked woman and a man trained to kill? She hopes they live long enough to find out…

Don’t get spoiled! Be sure to read At the Edge: Alpha Crew Part One before devouring this sizzling romance!
 
 
 
 


Review: Dreaming of Antigone by Robin Bridges

*****5 Stars*****
 
 
I am not usually a big fan of Young Adult but I am so glad I got the chance to read this! This isn't your typical YA book. This was different than anything else I've read in this genre. Robin Bridges writes about real life dark problems, such as, suicide, drug use, and overdose, as well as, epilepsy. I think she does a darn good job conveying these problems and making you fall in love with the characters and their struggles. This was a heart-wrenchingly emotional read that will suck you in from the first word to the very last. I could not put this book down for anything!
I loved Andria and Alex from the very beginning. Ever since her twin sister died of an overdose six months ago, Andria has been struggling to keep her grades, her friends, and family from falling apart around her. She uses books and astronomy as a way of escaping her life. Alex Hammond is her twin's ex boyfriend and the one she blames for Iris's death. When they start getting closer, swapping poetry and then secrets, will she continue to hate him or can they find a way to help each other heal?
I absolutely loved this emotional read! You won't be able to stop yourself from falling in love with these two! You will feel every one of their struggles like it is your own and you will root for them to get the happy ending that they both very much deserve. I look forward to reading more from this author.
 
Reviewed by Ashley Ziegler 
 
 
Every star has its own path…
“I can’t ever be the blazing star that Iris was. I’m still just a cold, dark satellite orbiting a star that went super nova.”

Andria’s twin sister, Iris, had adoring friends, a cool boyfriend, a wicked car, and a shelf full of soccer trophies. She had everything, in fact—including a drug problem. Six months after Iris’s death, Andria is trying to keep her grades, her friends, and her family from falling apart. But stargazing and books aren’t enough to ward off her guilt that she—the freak with the scary illness and all-black wardrobe—is still here when Iris isn’t. And then there’s Alex Hammond. The boy Andria blames for Iris’s death. The boy she’s unwittingly started swapping lines of poetry and secrets with, even as she tries to keep hating him.

Heartwrenching, smart, and bold, Dreaming of Antigone is a story about the jagged pieces that lie beneath the surface of the most seemingly perfect life…and how they can fit together to make something wholly unexpected.
  
 
 
 
 


Review: The Undoing (Call of Crows #2) by Shelly Laurenston

*****5 Stars*****
 
 
I'm pretty sure Shelly Laurenston knows the way to my heart and it's a sexy yet nerd-tastic Viking with an all encompassing knowledge of philosophy and world history. In her last book, she introduced several different warrior clans sponsored by Norse gods. In The Undoing, we get a closer look at the Protectors, which are essentially Viking librarians who can also kick major ass. We also see the return of the crazy Crow Clan and all their hilarious antics. Jace, the least sociable Crow and hater of all things small talk, is now my favorite heroine in this series. She manages to balance being a kick butt berserker with an astounding knowledge of languages and history. Which makes her a perfect match for Ski Ericksen, smarty nerd sex god! Shelly Laurenston manages to pack a lot of action into the books in this series, they almost read like an action movie. But she also manages to bring huge amounts of humor to the books, this book I especially liked all the nerdy goings-on in the Protector's house. Jace, like all the Crows has a seriously messed up passed so it was really satisfying to watch her and Ski fall in love in the cutest way possible, which is a nice contrast to all the drama, action, and intrigue going on around them. As with all Laurenston books this was exceptionally well written and paced, and the level of world-building and character depth makes me look forward to the other books in the series.
 
Reviewed by Amanda Anderson
 
 
A risk worth taking…
No one would ever accuse Jace Berisha of having an easy life—considering her husband…you know…killed her. But that was then! Now she fights for mighty Viking gods with the spectacular and vicious Crows.

But things are turning very bad, very quickly because a vengeful, ancient goddess has come into the world with just one thing on her mind—ending it. And the only way they can hope to stop her is if the Crows join forces with their one-time enemies, the Protectors. A Viking Clan created to do nothing but kill every Crow they see.

Thankfully, Protector Ski Eriksen is a peace loving kind of guy. Because the woman he is desperately trying to get close to is the beautiful and not-very-chatty Jace. Battling Nordic clans? Unkillable goddesses? Jace’s mean-spirited dog? None of these things would ever get in the way of a true Viking!
 
 
Amazon USA - http://goo.gl/A9amvB
 
 


Review: HardBall by C.D. Reiss

*****4.5 Stars*****
 
 
You get the script? Hot, proffessional sports guy, seems to have it all, meets girl who thinks she's far to plain-jane to ever attract the attention of said Sports Star. Now whilst this book does follow this pattern, don't be mistaken for thinking it's like so many others.
This was my first book by this author and it certainly won't be my last. The book had a totally unique feel to it and was written in both Vivian's and Dash's point of view. Admittedly it took some getting used to the authors writing style, but quite quickly I became completely engrossed in the book, especially Dash's parts. Being inside his head was something else. I really really loved his filthy mouth, but what I absolutely loved about him was the side only Vivian got to see.
Vivian's character was instantly likeable and while she had a vulnerability about her, she also had a strength about her. Quite simply, I loved her personality. She had the right balance of femininity and tom-boyish behaviour.
If I had one criticism and the one thing keeping me from awarding the full 5 stars, it would be that I personally felt a certain thing, pertaining to Dash was not quite resolved and assuming this book is a complete stand alone, I would have loved to have more of an insight into that, but really it is a minor issue. The ending was perfect and I know without a shadow of a doubt, I will be remembering this book for quite some time.
 
Reviewed by Louise Dale
 
 
Perfect ass.

Perfect arms.

Perfect swagger.

They call Dash Wallace the Diamond King.

He’s the hottest commodity in baseball and in the bedroom.

When he runs the bases, every woman’s eyes are glued to his stunning body and a smile that puts the night lights to shame.

I’m no queen. I’m a regular girl with a regular job. I just watch him on TV and from the bleachers, season after season.

Girls like me grab a guy like that one in a million times.

My number just came up, and he is as spectacular in bed as he is on the field.

But there’s not a woman in the world who can distract Dash Wallace from the game. Not for a moment. Not even me.

Until the night I do. And everything changes.
 
 
 
 


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Being engaged to Alex Waters, team captain and the highest paid NHL player in the league, is awesome. How could it not be? 

In addition to being an amazing hockey player, he’s an incurable romantic with an XL heart, and an XXL hockey stick in his pants. And he knows how to use it. Incredibly, orgasmically well. Alex is the whole package and more. Literally. Like his package is insane. Total world record holder material. 

So it makes complete sense that Violet Hall can’t wait to nail him down to the matrimonial mattress and become Mrs. Violet Waters. 

It’s so romantic. 

Violet is totally stoked to set a date. 

Eventually. At some point. Likely before the next millennium. Or when Violet stops getting hives every time someone brings up the wedding, and their mothers stop colluding on stadium sized venues. Whichever comes first.

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Monday, 28 March 2016

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Saturday, 26 March 2016

99p/c SALE from KM Golland

The Temptation series box set by KM Golland is currently on sale for only 99 pennies. What a great bargain!


Friday, 25 March 2016

Review: Why Now? by Carey Heywood

****4 Stars****
 
 
This was such a sweet read, it had a little of everything, Love, Sex, sadness and a little angst.
For over twenty years Kacey has loved her best friends brother Jake but he has never noticed her, well until now. All is not as simple though as after a drunken night Kacey has agreed to marry Jakes best friend Heath. This however was before Jake came home from working offshore on the oil rigs. Secrets are discovered and confessions are made and Jake realises it's now or never. Can he prove to Kasey he noticed her a long time ago but decided for good reasons he couldn't persue her? Well you will just need to one click to find out.
It'e been a while since I have read anything from this author and I am glad I chose to read this one. The storyline does have a love triangle but not in the normal way we read some explosive angsty triangles, this one won't leave you chucking your kindle due to the reasons involved. The writing flows well and the story pulls you in. A great story that will leave you wanting more of this series and fast. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
 
Reviewed by Claire Lamb
 
 
 
He was my everything.
I loved him.
For over twenty years.
And everyone knew, including him.
But he never loved me back.
Not once.
Not ever.
So I moved on.
Until now.
Now he's back, and wants to make me his.
He's everything I've ever wanted.
I should be happy.
But there's one problem.
My fiancé.
 
 
 
 


Review: The Fire Between High & Lo (Elements #2) by Brittainy C. Cherry

*****5 Stars*****
 
 
While this is the second book of the Elements series it is a complete standalone from the first book and characters we haven’t met before. The series seems to be linked by the titles rather than story.
Even after finishing this book I feel a need to hug Logan so hard and never let him go, from the start he is a pull on the emotions. Poor Logan really scraped the bottom of the barrel when it came to parents, his life is tragic and on a path to destruction with a drug addict mother and a drug pusher father and I seriously wanted to do them both harm. Using drugs was unavoidable for Logan and even encouraged by his parents. When Alyssa comes into his life she shows him there can be some light in his dark world but Logan fears he will eventually pull her into the dark.
Alyssa is the opposite of Logan in almost every way but even with a privileged life she too is lacking in the parent department and this is the bond that ties them together. As their friendship inevitably steps over into a relationship mistakes are made and misunderstandings lead to greater mistakes that in turn tear them apart. I hurt for both Logan and Alyssa and I hoped they would find a way through the mess and at first I was angry at Logan but he honestly thought he was doing the best for Alyssa in the long term. I loved Alyssa and thought she was a great character who never stopped chasing her own dream.
When Logan eventually returns for the wedding of his half-brother, tragedy and his old life are once again in his path and Alyssa once again becomes his crutch. However, Logan soon has to be the strong one for his brother and realises that he has to face up to his errors and those of others in his life to move on and be a better, stronger person. I loved the turnabout for Logan even though it had some low points along the way. And I loved the conclusion to Logan and Alyssa’s story.
I really enjoy books that raise so many emotions for me as a reader and this book certainly did that, I jumped from one emotion to another as I have come to expect from this authors work. The writing of this story is just beautiful, the push and pull of emotions between the characters and the balance of the words between them just made me feel those emotions all the more.
 
Reviewed by Vikki Ryan
 
 
There once was a boy, and I loved him.

Logan Francis Silverstone was the complete opposite of me. I danced while he stood still. He was quiet, and I was always running my mouth. He struggled to find a smile while I refused to frown.

The night I saw the darkness that truly lived inside of him, I couldn’t look away.

We were broken together, yet somehow whole. We were wrong together, but always right. We were the stars that burned across the night sky, searching for a wish, praying for better tomorrows.

Until the day I lost him. He threw us away with one hasty decision—a decision that changed us forever.

There once was a boy, and I loved him.

And for a few breaths, a few whispers, a few moments,
I think he loved me, too. 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Review: Out of Play by Nyrae Dawn & Jolene Perry

*****5 Stars*****
 
 
It has been a while since I read a NA book and this one did not disappoint, I read this as one of the authors is a favourite of mine in another genre so I wanted to read more of her work. As this is a NA book there isn’t any sex scenes as such though there is sexual references and quite tame intimate scenes.
Bishop Riley is a drummer in an award winning band at the young age of eighteen and he is clearly strug...
gling with everything fame brings and after his crutch of drugs and booze leads to a hospital admittance his manager decides he needs a break and sends him to Alaska with an aide to help him tackle his issues. Bishop isn’t happy and sees this as a punishment rather than help and is determined not to play along.
Penny Jones is fierce, I loved her from the offset, she is a champion hockey player on the boy’s team at high school and loves Alaska passionately. Her home life is unconventional and she is often left looking after her Gramps who has dementia. Penny holds unrequited love for her best friend Mitch so is surprised when the surly boy staying in the family’s rental cabins along with his “uncle” catches her attention.
I loved the build-up in the friendship between Bishop and Penny in the first instance and how that friendship helped them both to cope with their situations. Once they realise their friendship is something more Bishop regrets having had to keep his true self from Penny in order to protect his identity. Just as he decides to come clean fate steps in and blows both of their worlds apart and my heart hurt for them both and the situations they were dealing with.
I loved the outcome of this story and though I hurt for both of them it was worth it for the perfect conclusion.
 
Reviewed by Vikki Ryan
 
 
Rock star drummer Bishop Riley just needs a few months to relax and detox before his band's next tour. But the last place he expected to do it is in Seldon, Alaska. And the last person he wants to do it with is Penny Jones.
Fiery, headstrong Penny has zero in common with the cocky, too-hot-for-his-own-good Bishop, and she'd like to keep it that way. But the more Bishop gets under her skin, the more she wants to let him in. And the more Penny lets him see, the more Bishop wants to know this stubborn girl with the killer body and soulful eyes.
The simmering heat between them won't go away, no matter how hard either of them tries. Their time together in Alaska may be running out—but so is their resolve for not taking a chance on love.
 
 
 
 


Review: Trailer Trash by Marie Sexton

****4 Stars****
 
 
My main attraction to this book was the fact that it is set in the 80’s which is my era and I very much remember the news reports regarding the AIDS epidemic and having a gay brother seeing first-hand the fear that brought to the gay community and indeed everyone. So I was intrigued as to how the author handled this story and I have to say I think it was done brilliantly. I loved the walk down memory lane with the 80’s fashion and attitudes along with the reminder of how dependent we were on TV and print publications for information back then, I’m not sure how we managed.
I enjoyed the story between Nate and Cody which dealt with all the social issues teens had back then and I think gave this book a very NA feel. Nate is new in town and the first acquaintance he makes is Cody, the friendship was a little stilted with both of them not giving away too much about each other in an attempt to not face their own issues. But as often happens life catches up and gets in the way and truths come crashing down on both of them and sadly they choose to try and conform to the opinions of those around them. I have to say I loved the character Logan and his friendship towards Cody.
I really felt for Cody and the issues he was dealing with in his home life but he showed great character. Nate was a little flaky for me, not facing up to issues and always just going with the easy option. The intimate scenes were very few and a little awkward but given these were inexperienced teens then I think that is to be expected. When Nate’s Dad intervenes in their relationship I was praying for him to say no but in the long run it did turn out best for them.
I loved the ending to this story and even Nate’s Dad won me over in the end. I would love to see more from these two characters to see how they and their relationship fared.
 
Reviewed by Vikki Ryan
 
 
It’s 1986, and what should have been the greatest summer of Nate Bradford’s life goes sour when his parents suddenly divorce. Now, instead of spending his senior year in his hometown of Austin, Texas, he’s living with his father in Warren, Wyoming, population 2,833 (and Nate thinks that might be a generous estimate). There’s no swimming pool, no tennis team, no mall—not even any MTV. The entire school’s smaller than his graduating class back home, and in a town where the top teen pastimes are sex and drugs, Nate just doesn’t fit in.

Then Nate meets Cody Lawrence. Cody’s dirt-poor, from a broken family, and definitely lives on the wrong side of the tracks. Nate’s dad says Cody’s bad news. The other kids say he’s trash. But Nate knows Cody’s a good kid who’s been dealt a lousy hand. In fact, he’s beginning to think his feelings for Cody go beyond friendship.

Admitting he might be gay is hard enough, but between small-town prejudices and the growing AIDS epidemic dominating the headlines, a town like Warren, Wyoming, is no place for two young men to fall in love.
 
 
 
 


Review: Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

*****5 Stars*****
 
 
Allegiant is the final book in the Divergent series and wow what a conclusion.
I'm very sure my partner and children are glad that I've finished reading the series as it consumed me from start to finish, it feels like I've been on an emotional rollercoaster with all the highs and lows.
Tris and Four's relationship is yet again tested so many times throughout the final installment as both characters are seriously on edge due to their current circumstances.
What was different with Allegiant is that it was told in dual pov so we get into Four's head which i totally loved as we get to find out how deep he feels for Tris and all about the decisions he makes, i really felt like i knew him more.
The strength and determination that seeps from every fibre of Tris is totally amazing she is one strong lady.
At this moment Allegiant is still very raw in my mind so it has been a hard review to write actually this whole series has been the hardest books I've ever reviewed but series has utterly and completely consumed me and only one regret is i didn't start it sooner.
So please if you haven't read the series please pick it up you won't regret it.
 
Reviewed by Gemma Curran
 
 
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.