Thursday, July 24, 2014

Swoon Thursday #102 – Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Swoon Thursday is a super HOT meme created by the fabulous girls over at YA Bound.
Very Bad Things
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Series: Briarcrest Academy #1
Genre: NA Contemporary
Published: September 9th 2013
Very Bad Things (Briarcrest Academy, #1)
I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this book!! Nora and Leo were so fun to read about and I loved the humour injected into this story, along with the intense plot. 
This is a sweet tease where Nora is showing Leo her tattos.

I put my naked back to him, lifted my hair and placed it over my chest, so he could see my wings. 
He was silent for a few moments, but I could hear his breathing as it came faster and rougher. He came up behind me, wrapped his hands around the tops of my arms and kissed my shoulders, tracing his mouth and tongue over the words on my back. I moaned out his name. 
He whispered in a raspy voice, “This . . . this means everything. Seeing my words for you on your body makes me insane for you.”

~ Kindle Arc Loc 3434

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Review ~ Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris

Accidentally Married on Purpose (Love and Games, #3)Title: Accidentally Married on Purpose
Author: Rachel Harris
Series: Love and Games #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 14th 2014

One ring plus one wild night equals one crazy love

Sherry Robicheaux loves men. She loves love. And she loves an adventure. So when she meets a mysterious man while working backstage at a country music concert in Vegas, she’s all about what’s happened in Vegas staying there.

Country music superstar Tyler Blue just wants a weekend of anonymity…though there’s something about the spunky waitress with the streaks of purple hair that tempts him like no other. Until the next morning, when they both wake up with fuzzy memories…and rings on their fingers.

Convincing Sherry to maintain the ruse for his public image isn’t the hardest part—it’s reminding himself that their time spent playing husband and wife in her small town of Magnolia Springs can’t last. Tyler’s first love will always be music—and the road is no place for a sweet downhome girl.
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This is the first book I have read in the Love and Games series and the title snagged me immediately! I love reading these kinds of stories where too much alcohol leads to waking up with a hangover and rock on your finger! So there was no way I was passing this read up… and also, it totally could’ve happened to me!! lol

Waiting On Wednesday # 98 – Blood Games & Rogue

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight an upcoming release that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Blood Games
Blood Games (Chicagoland Vampires, #10)Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #10
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Expected Publication: August 5th 2014

While Merit didn’t choose to become a vampire or Sentinel of Cadogan House, she vowed to fight for her House and its Master, and she’s managed to forge strong alliances with powerful supernaturals across Chicago. But even though Merit has had wild adventures, this may be her deadliest yet...

A killer is stalking Chicago, preying on humans and leaving his victims with magical souvenirs. The CPD hasn’t been able to track the assailant, and as the body count rises, the city is running out of options. Vampires and humans aren’t on great terms, but murder makes for strange bedfellows. Can Merit find the killer before she becomes a target?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review ~ Deeper by Robin York

Deeper (Caroline & West, #1)Title: Deeper
Author: Robin York
Series: Caroline & West #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: January 28th 2014

In Robin York’s sizzling debut, a college student is attacked online and must restore her name—and stay clear of a guy who’s wrong for her, but feels so right.

When Caroline Piasecki’s ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn’t look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear, hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defense and punches her ex to the ground.

West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he’s shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger—even after promising her dad she’ll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works.

They hang out, they talk, they listen. Though Caroline and West tell each other they’re “just friends,” their feelings intensify until it becomes impossible to pretend. The more complicated her relationship with West gets, the harder Caroline has to struggle to discover what she wants for herself—and the easier it becomes to find the courage she needs to fight back against the people who would judge her.

When all seems lost, sometimes the only place to go is deeper.
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After reading some great reviews and being nudged from fellow bloggers about this series, (thanks Liz ;) ) I decided to grab a copy from the library. I am so glad I did because it was a fantastic read, as I followed West and Caroline's journey.

Teaser Tuesday #101 – The Mean Girl Apologies by Stephanie Monahan

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
The Mean Girl Apologies
Stephanie Monahan
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: June 2nd 2014
The Mean Girl Apologies
This was a read that hit close to home and I loved how much the characters grew in this journey. Here's an amusing moment from the book!

He managed to pull the car over into the breakdown lane. He got out and lifted the hood. “Well?” I asked when he got back inside. 
He rubbed his hands together and blew on them. “I have no idea. I’ve seen people look under the hood before, so I thought I should do that. I got nothing.”

~ Kindle Loc 2490

Monday, July 21, 2014

Release Day Blitz ~ Come Back by J.A. Huss

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 photo 4001200ebook_COMEBACK_zpsca4b7a7c.jpgTitle: Come Back
Author: J.A. Huss
Series: Dirty, Dark, and Deadly #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 21st 2014

“Secrets keep the darkness alive,” Harper tells me. But that’s not how I see it at all. Secrets keep me alive. The truth is overrated. Honesty is never the best policy. And everything you know absolutely can hurt you.

The contracts I fulfill are just agreements. Death is a business deal. Secrets are currency in my world. I pay my debts with them. I feed on them. They ground me in the present and they promise me a future. I’ve lived a life filled with secrets for so long—I forgot what it’s like to… feel.

Until I saw Harper. Until I saw how beautiful she’s become. How perfect, and pure, and innocent of all the ugly that goes on around her. And that dirty promise I refused the night her father turned me into a killer twelve years ago is suddenly on the table again.

Harper can be mine. No—Harper will be mine. All I have to do is complete the mission.

Death is a business deal.

And I just shook his hand.
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I am super excited about this book! I read COME a while back, but the review isn't scheduled until this weekend. It was such a thrilling and steamy read it left me wanting more!! I can't wait to read COME BACK!!

Review~ The Mean Girl Apologies by Stephanie Monahan

The Mean Girl ApologiesTitle: The Mean Girl Apologies
Author: Stephanie Monahan
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: June 2nd 2014

You know that catchy song you keep hearing on the radio? It’s about you.

Natalie Jamison has spent five years trying to forget the girl she was in high school: popular, pretty…and, okay, mean. Now in her twenties and living once again in her small town, she’s right back where she was: following Queen Bee Amber and keeping secrets from her best friend, Sarah.

Secrets like Jack Moreland.

Everyone knows Jack Moreland—his new album, Good Enough, is everywhere. He’s famous. Impossibly handsome. Completely untouchable. But what none of Natalie’s old clique knows is that in high school, Natalie and Jack fell in love. And their secret relationship was incredible, painful—and earth-shattering enough to inspire an entire album.

Facing friends and enemies isn’t easy, but Natalie will go to great lengths to prove she is good enough—to her friends, to herself, and most of all, to the small-town boy turned worldwide heartthrob she never forgot.
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The Mean Girl Apologies was a sweet read and I felt that it hit close to home. It made me think of my high school days and how I was treated and how I treated people too. I think a lot of readers would relate to this book and I think that is one of the reasons why I enjoyed it.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up #97

Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up is a combined meme with the Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged hosted by Braine @ Talk Supe and Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I’ll share news, post a recap of the past week and tell you what will be happening on my blog in the week ahead. I will also tell you about the books and goodies that I have managed to pick up.
There isn’t a lot to report today. The kids went back to school and I was able to schedule some more reviews. I managed to read a couple of books that I grabbed from the library. I 1-clicked a couple of books that sound great as well… Like I don’t have enough to read! Have a great week all!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Review ~ Ravenous by Eden Summers

RavenousTitle: Ravenous
Author: Eden Summers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: August 1st 2013

She’s a small town caterer, he’s a big city chef, but they don’t need a kitchen to make things sizzle...

Erin McDonald likes her simple life in her small town: no drama, no fuss, no uncertainty...until Jesse Hackett breezes back into town. Erin never quite got over how he left for the bright lights of the big city, and took her heart with him.

Jesse never regretted his decision to leave small town life behind and chase his big city dreams, but he’s always regretted leaving Erin behind. No woman has ever compared, and once he convinces Erin to let him touch her again, he’s never going to let her go.

Sparks fly and fires are rekindled, but the basic divide still remains: what really matters in life — location or love?
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Ravenous is a novella that I really enjoyed!! It is set in a little town, not far from where I grew up in country NSW, Australia. I have been to the town numerous times, and have visited the places mentioned in the book. I think that because I had that personal experience, it really helped me connect with the book.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Review ~ Overwhelmed by You by Nashoda Rose

Overwhelmed by You (Tear Asunder, #2)Title: Overwhelmed by You
Author: Nashoda Rose
Series: Tear Asunder #2
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Published: May 27th 2014

Love is ugly and secrets will destroy you.

I don’t beg.
I don’t cry.
And I don’t give second chances.

Ream, the lead guitarist of the rock band Tear Asunder, deserves a gold medal for best dick move ever when he ran the moment he discovered my secret after two days of hot sex. Then he brings some chick to my coming home party from the hospital—after being shot.
I hate him.

Until …

Ream’s six foot two frame unfolds out of the car after being gone on tour for eight months. I stared. And in my defense, any girl would stare. It would almost be rude not to because Ream was the type of guy who stood out. Not because he was loud and obnoxious. No, it was because he was the complete opposite. Subtle and dangerously quiet. If he spoke, you’d better hope he liked you because otherwise you’d be falling at his feet begging for mercy. Except me … I don’t beg—ever.
But when our eyes locked, it was Ream’s steady confidence that had my nerves shooting off like jet sprinklers.


Ream told me he didn’t need a second chance because he was still working on his first.


Sex is ugly. It’s using someone for your own narcissistic pleasure. I did it, but hated it—until her. She was unfuckinexpected. Then I had to wreck our beginning with my screwed up past. I don’t deserve her, but I’m selfish and I’m taking her anyway. This is who I am and it’s too late to change me.

*Warning contains violence, sexual content, and coarse language. Some scenes may be triggers. Mature audiences 18+
A contemporary romance with lots of angst.
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This is a dark series that I love and again Nashoda Rose took me on emotional journey that tore my heart to shreds. I thought that Kat was broken, but Ream… OMG, he is the one that is devastatingly broken. The way the story built up and the bomb was dropped… It shattered me!

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