March 8, 2017

Review - American Prince by Sierra Simone

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American Prince, the highly-anticipated follow up to American Queen by Sierra Simone is available now!!

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American Prince by Sierra Simone Publication Date: March 7th, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance

I’ve been many things.
I’ve been a son and a stepbrother. An Army captain and a Vice President.
But only with Him am I a prince. His little prince.
Only with Maxen and Greer does my world make sense, only between them can I find peace from the demons that haunt me. But men like me aren’t made to be happy. We don’t deserve it. And I should have known a love as sharp as ours could cut both ways.
My name is Embry Moore and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States…for now.
This is the story of an American Prince.

Excerpt:

In an instant, he was on me, straddling my thighs, one hand yanking my head back so I had to look up into his face. “Don’t play games with me,” Ash warned in a low voice. “Not tonight. Not after what you did. You don’t even want to know the things I’m thinking about right now.” I could barely breathe. Pain sang out from my shoulder and hunger sang out from my thickening cock. I was at the mercy of a monster—in the hands of an angry god, as they say—and I’d never felt more alive. It was like kissing his boot, like that first moment I’d been shot at in the trees—the whole world came to life, the forest thrumming and the leaves rustling and my blood and heart all part of this incredible symphony of magic and music that was playing all the time, if only I had the ears to listen. Being with Ash was like my battle high, the fragility of life so apparent, the thrill of surviving it so exhilarating. Surviving him. “Take it,” I said, my fantasies from all those years ago coming back and making me stir underneath him. “What?” he asked quietly. “Take what you’re owed. Take what you deserve for saving my life.” His lips parted, his eyes hooded, and he pulled my head back even more, exposing my throat. “And what exactly do you owe me?” he asked. “What exactly do I deserve?” I met his eyes, which were almost black in the dark. “Whatever you want.” “What I want will have you flat on the ground with tears in your eyes. You think you want to give that to me?” “No.” I swallowed. “I want you to take it from me.” He went still. “Let me thank you,” I begged. “Let me make you feel better. Use me. Use me how you need.” “Oh, that’s what you want, is it?” he breathed. He leaned in, his thighs on my throbbing erection, and I felt his own, an iron bulge pressing into my stomach. It was massive. He’d tear me apart with it. “You won’t let me have you any other time, not with kisses or love letters, but when you’re bleeding and I’m furious, that’s when you’ll open yourself to me? That’s when I get to have this?” How could I make him understand? That it had to be like this? That I had to be conquered, not wooed?

My 5 Star Review

American Prince is the second book in the American Queen Trilogy and after that cliffhanger in American Queen I was ready to jump in. This series is crazy, crazy addictive and takes you on a crazy journey.

Thankfully the story picks up right where American Queenleft off. This is pretty perfect because I needed to know what was going to happen! What I did like about this book is the background we received from Embry and Ash. This book really focused on getting to know their past and understanding their relationship. 

There is still a lot of new parts of the story, but without the past, it wouldn't have come together like it did. Boy did it come together, I swear this cliffhanger blew me away. It was more than that though because you didn't have to finish this book to have a shocking moment. The whole book was one shocking moment after another and had me dying to turn the page. 

My only issue with this story is I desperately need the conclusion. I want to know how things will play out and how Simone is going to possibly wrap things up. So far this trilogy has been amazing, addictive, and has me completely pulled in!

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March 7, 2017

American Prince by Sierra Simone

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American Prince, the highly-anticipated follow up to American Queen by Sierra Simone is now LIVE!!

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American Prince by Sierra Simone Publication Date: March 7th, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance

I’ve been many things.
I’ve been a son and a stepbrother. An Army captain and a Vice President.
But only with Him am I a prince. His little prince.
Only with Maxen and Greer does my world make sense, only between them can I find peace from the demons that haunt me. But men like me aren’t made to be happy. We don’t deserve it. And I should have known a love as sharp as ours could cut both ways.
My name is Embry Moore and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States…for now.
This is the story of an American Prince.
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The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

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The Cad and The Co-Ed, a quirky and sexy romantic comedy from Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway is available now!!

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THE CAD
Bryan Leech is a cad.
Or, he *was* a cad.
No one is quite certain.
Once the quintessential playboy, Bryan claims he’s done with wild parties and weekend benders. No more one night stands leading to mornings he can’t remember; no more binges and blackouts; no more exploits plastered all over the tabloids and rag sheets. According to Bryan, he’s cleaning up his act.
The only problem is, no one believes him.
THE CO-ED
Eilish Cassidy never thought she’d be a mother at nineteen or still in college at twenty-four. Cut off from every member of her family except her favorite cousin, she’s finally managed to put her life back together. Stronger and wiser, Eilish enters her last semester of university determined to stand on her own. Now she just needs to find an internship.
The only problem is, her best option—by far—places her directly in the path of her son’s father, and he doesn’t remember her at all.
THE PLAN
Bryan is determined to prove he’s changed. Eager to settle down with the right woman, he’s got his sights set on the gorgeous redhead who seems terribly familiar.
Eilish is determined to hide her secret. She’ll do anything to keep her child safe, even if that means ignoring her own wishes and desires.
But what happens when Bryan starts to remember? And what will it take for Bryan to convince the girl he forgot that she’s unforgettable?

My 5 Star Review

From the freaking moment I read the excerpt of this book, I was all about reading it. First, it’s an unplanned pregnancy book and I am all about it these books! Second, the heroine hooks up with her cousin, who is like a brother to her, teammate. So I was ecstatic and super pumped to read it. I remember messaging my bestie telling her this book would be EPIC!

Well, months later I finally got to read it and guess what…it was EPIC! I loved it and felt it was PERFECT!

So our Cad is Bryan and when I read that excerpt a few months ago he had the Cad part down perfectly. He was a legit tool and it was easy to hate him. However, the more you read you see another side to him. In the present Bryan is a new man. He is no longer drinking, he is respectable and determined to be a good man. His life has control and he has matured so much.

Our Co-Ed is Eilish Cassidy, she is Sean’s cousin and they are super close, he actually turns out to be one of the few people she can rely on. Eilish is a fantastic heroine and I instantly fell in love with her. Yes, she makes some mistakes, but she has the best of intentions and I could understand her reasoning. I loved how relatable her character was and how you wanted to be her friend. 

Neither Eilish or Bryan are perfect, but together they are fantastic. Their connection had a slow build to it that kept you completely engaged and anxious to see what would happen next. Bryan is instantly attracted to Eilish, but she wants nothing to do with him. However, she is forced into his life when she begins working with the rugby team. It’s a lot harder to avoid Bryan when she realizes he has changed and learns about the kind of man he is now. Once she gives into her feelings I was hooked and just wanted to live in their world indefinitely. 

This story moves so quickly and kept me engaged from the very beginning. Every time I had to stop reading for real life I was thinking about this story and was so excited to jump back in. I feel like it’s so rare that a book makes me think about it constantly and this book did just that. I love this story, it’s my favorite in the series and definitely one of my favorites this year. Absolutely fantastic and you should definitely read it!

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L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books. She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.


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March 6, 2017

Unwritten by Jen Frederick

My Review


I definitely enjoyed Unwritten, it has a brother’s best friend vibe in the sense that there is a little bit of forbidden love. See Landry is Adam’s new lead singer's sister, so there is the forbidden element. Plus she has been through some stuff so her brother is super protective of her. 

That’s how Landry ends up on the road with Adam and the band. Due to the stalking and assault, she has been through, her brother refuses to leave town without. Adam comes from music royalty and has experienced some of his own fame in the past. So you would expect him to be a manwhore and all about the fame, but he is actually a really great guy and knows what he wants. 

Once he decides he wants Landry he decides to make a move until he realizes she might not actually be interested him. So Adam takes a step back and doesn't want to make her feel uncomfortable or pressured. The story is told in dual POV so you can actually see that Landry is fighting her own feelings for Adam. This back and forth, forbidden element lead to an awesome build up between them and I was hooked. 

I think a lot of people will enjoy Unwritten and feel the same excitement I felt when reading. I am not a fan of rockstar books, but this one is perfect in the sense that you get this on the road, performing vibe, but you also don’t have to worry with the rockstar lifestyle. For me, that was a huge win since I am not a huge fan of angst. I have really enjoyed this series and I think Frederick did a fantastic job with Adam’s story. 

March 4, 2017

The Wright Brother by K.A. Linde

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 I'd dated his brother. He didn’t remember and I wish I could forget. I may have sworn off the Wright family a long time ago. But when I returned home, Jensen Wright crashed into my life with the confidence of a billionaire CEO and the sex appeal of a god. Even I couldn’t resist our charged chemistry, or the way he fit into my life like a missing puzzle piece. Too bad he’d forgotten the one thing that could destroy us. Because Jensen Wright doesn’t share. Not with anyone. And if his brother finds out, this could all go down in flames. When it all was said and done, was he the Wright brother?    

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My 4 Star Review

You know we all have our book rules, the things that we don't read because they make us uncomfortable. I am pretty lax in mine, but boy do I hate the idea of my heroine dating the sibling of her former lover. However, I also have this addiction to Linde's books. Even after I read the blurb I was like 'oh crap, I have to read this', because Linde writes angst and tortures me like no other. So while I am normally running away from books like this I had to jump in.

In high school, Emery dated Landon, not just dated, but they were high school sweethearts. They broke up and it's a little unclear as to why, but when Emery moves back to town no one recognizes the former tomboy immediately. That's how Jensen, the oldest Wright brother enters the picture. He ends up hitting on her at his sister's wedding.

Jensen is the older brother and with that comes the responsibility of managing their lucrative family business and reining in his somewhat out of control siblings. Despite being the oldest and being in charge his life is a little out of control too. He has a lot of secrets that while they are well known to the community, Emery and us, the readers are left in the dark about them until later in the book. That part I didn't exactly get since I am from a small town and despite not living there anymore I still hear about the things that happen to my former classmates and their siblings.

I really enjoyed this book for the most part. My only issue is I did want more in terms of angst and conflict since that is what I have come to love and expect from the Queen of Angst. It felt like things moved and the story progressed so I don't want you to think it was slow, but I kept waiting for this huge shoe to drop. I honestly expected a bit of fighting between the brothers, but the story took a different direction.

This isn't what I expected, but the writing is great and the story moved very quickly. I really liked Emery and Jensen and in the end wanted them together. I was just expecting more angst. 

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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

February 24, 2017

Review - Royally Matched by Emma Chase

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ROYALLY MATCHED
By Emma Chase
Release Date: Feb 21, 2017


Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.

As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

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My 5 Star Review

I am a HUGE Emma Chase fan, I will start by saying if you haven’t read her books you should ASAP! She is one of the best at writing the male point of view, hilarious books and love stories that make you swoon. 

Royally Matched takes two things I love, reality television and fairytales and merges them together. First, I used to be addicted to reality tv, now I can’t even start them or I will look up hours later to realize I just wasted my entire day watching them. Chase uses a “Bachelor” type world in Royally Matched. A group of beautiful eligible ladies are invited to the Prince's estate for a chance to win his heart. 

Henry is just in it fun and he has no intention of actually find a spouse. He is the carefree, wild child who says and does what he pleases and makes no apologies. Now that he is the heir to the throne they are expecting more from him, but instead, he signs on for some fun and games with this reality show. Sarah is the introverted, nerdy girl who is only there to make sure her crazy sister doesn’t do anything too crazy and embarrass the family. 

For Sarah, this trip will be like a little vacation. She plans to escape her job at the library while reading and relaxing. Everyone knows how sexy and alluring Henry is, but she isn’t the type of girl to fall all over herself for a man. She is sensible and not looking to get her heartbroken. Henry and Sarah bond while he is attempting to escape the cameras. Henry finds Sarah’s realness addicting and wants to spend more time with her. In this story of opposites attract, sparks fly and Henry finds himself feeling more than he ever has before. 

I love reading stories with both point of views, especially one written so well. I loved Henry and seeing how he grew throughout the story. I love how Sarah blossomed into a more confident person and we got to see just how strong of a person she is. Henry and Sarah together were swoon worthy and made my heart so happy. I loved their moments of escape and how they truly completed each other. 

Chase writes great stories, great stories! I love her books and I am always excited to jump into the next world she creates. This world of royalty is perfect for hitting my need for romance and fairytales. It just makes my heart happy to read her books and always leaves me with a huge smile on my face. 

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Review - Pucked Off by Helena Hunting

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Pucked Off, an all-new emotional and sexy STANDALONE from Helena Hunting is LIVE!!

Pucked Off by Helena Hunting Genre: Contemporary Romance

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***A Standalone novel in The Pucked Series***

I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance."

I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do.

I should leave her alone.

But I won’t. 

Excerpt:

Armed with my clipboard, I walk down the hall to the waiting room. Lance is impossible to miss. Despite the fact that he’s wearing a sweatshirt and the hood is covering half of his face, he’s more than six feet of broad, hockey-playing man. He’s so wide his shoulders encroach on the chairs on either side, which would explain why no one is sitting next to him. He’s slouched down so his head rests on the back of the chair, and his hands are clasped in his lap, a baseball cap hanging off one knee. His lips, plush and soft—I know since I’ve had them on mine; it might have been a decade ago, but I remember it clearly—are parted. He looks like he’s asleep. I clear my throat. “Lance Romero?” He doesn’t move. Bernadette, the receptionist, gives me a meaningful look. I clear my throat again and call his name a second time. He jolts awake and the hood falls back, exposing his face. It’s not in good shape. He has a black eye and bruises on his left cheek. There’s a fly bandage across one eyebrow. Sadly, he’s still hot. He blinks a few times, yawns, and smacks his lips, his tongue touching the split in the bottom one. His gaze sweeps the room and finally lands on me. Heat explodes in my cheeks and courses through my limbs, warming me from the inside out as he starts at my sneaker-clad feet and roams up over my yoga pants to my company-issued T-shirt before stopping at my face. I can’t look directly at him for more than a couple of seconds. I sincerely hope he doesn’t remember me. I cannot go there and also be professional. I’m sure the smile he gives me has melted many a panty off a slutty bunny. Mine stay right where they’re supposed to, wedged up my ass. I force a polite, professional veneer. “I’m ready for you now.”

  Armed with my clipboard, I walk down the hall to the waiting room. Lance is impossible to miss. Despite the fact that he’s wearing a sweatshirt and the hood is covering half of his face, he’s more than six feet of broad, hockey-playing man.
He’s so wide his shoulders encroach on the chairs on either side, which would explain why no one is sitting next to him. He’s slouched down so his head rests on the back of the chair, and his hands are clasped in his lap, a baseball cap hanging off one knee. His lips, plush and soft—I know since I’ve had them on mine; it might have been a decade ago, but I remember it clearly—are parted. He looks like he’s asleep.
I clear my throat. “Lance Romero?”
He doesn’t move.
Bernadette, the receptionist, gives me a meaningful look.
I clear my throat again and call his name a second time. He jolts awake and the hood falls back, exposing his face. It’s not in good shape. He has a black eye and bruises on his left cheek. There’s a fly bandage across one eyebrow.
Sadly, he’s still hot.
He blinks a few times, yawns, and smacks his lips, his tongue touching the split in the bottom one. His gaze sweeps the room and finally lands on me. Heat explodes in my cheeks and courses through my limbs, warming me from the inside out as he starts at my sneaker-clad feet and roams up over my yoga pants to my company-issued T-shirt before stopping at my face. I can’t look directly at him for more than a couple of seconds. I sincerely hope he doesn’t remember me. I cannot go there and also be professional.
I’m sure the smile he gives me has melted many a panty off a slutty bunny. Mine stay right where they’re supposed to, wedged up my ass.
I force a polite, professional veneer. “I’m ready for you now.”

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I have been waiting what feels like forever on Lance’s book. I know my fellow Pucked lovers have been dying to know Lance’s story and to find out who his love interest is as well. However, I will go ahead and warn you, I was not prepared or expected this, at all. This book was actually so much more and I loved it. Loved it.

This series has been fun, sexy and let’s be honest at times over the top or crude at times. I compare it to a movie like Superbad. It’s hilarious, you just don’t want to watch with your parents. (Trust me, I know, I did!) This series has legit made me laugh out loud for reals multiple times. That’s why I was a little surprised with Lance’s book, its heavier and I wasn’t expecting this from Lance. 

Don’t get me wrong, this was a great thing, I loved it. I love a damaged hero and learning about Lance’s past broke my freaking heart. I mean broke it. Reading his book it all came together for me and I completely understood where Lance was coming from. I got him and the feels just broke lose. I wanted to jump into this freaking book and give him a hug. I wanted him to see his value and how much he brings out in others. 

That right there is why I loved his love interest, loved her. I am sure you will see her name a million times, but I like surprises so I won’t be sharing it. I will just say she was perfect. Not because she wasn’t flawed, but because she saw the best in him and believed him in. She was exactly what he needed. Lance needed someone who saw something deeper, something no one else bothered to look for and someone who didn’t expect anything in return. She gave that to him and so much more. 

This book is more than the other Pucked books, it’s still funny and has plenty of fun and antics, but it’s also more. I think fans of the series will love this one. I think my friends who are more into the feels will love it even if you haven’t loved the previous laugh out loud ones. Honestly I just think it’s a hit out of the park for Hunting. I couldn’t have imagined a better story for Lance. Just fantastic!!! 

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NYT and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She's writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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