Thursday, May 9, 2019

Wildfire: Spotlight + Review: The Lying Hours by Sara Ney

The Lying Hours

How to Date a Douchebag, 5

Sara Ney 
May 7, 2019

ABRAHAM DAVIS—Honest Abe to his friends—IS IN OVER HIS HEAD...

He’s a fixer and a do good-er. The all-knowing, resident "grandfather" on the wrestling team who everyone relies on to fix their problems. His teammates go to him for everything; advice, homework, or when they need a sober driver at three in the morning--whether he likes it or not.

Abe’s current mission is easy: mend his roommates broken heart by helping him find a girlfriend on the LoveU app--without getting caught in the lie...


Over her bad grades. Over her meddling older brother and his two best friends. And over dating douchebags. What she wants to know is: where have all the nice guys gone?

She longs for a handsome, sweet, and honest guy who can make her laugh. In one last ditch effort to prove that he exists—Skylar turns to LoveU.

On her worst day, Skylar has no filter (it’s a miracle she hasn’t been ditched mid-date).

On her best, she’s as wholesome, and sweet, as pie.

On Thursday? She matches with Abraham Davis’s roommate.

Skylar Gabriel is falling for the wrong guy—she just doesn’t realize it yet.



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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Chasing Vengeance by Katie Reus (Review)

We have finally come to the end of Redemption Harbor in Chasing Vengeance. I have to say that it was a pretty good read for the last book in the series. In the previous book we meet Layla who has terrible luck with men. However, she feels a strong connection with Xavier, but he has friend zone Layla knowing what she's been through. Yet, Xavier's past comes to haunt him and possibly hurt Layla.

A fairly quick read, we get to see the full crew in action. Truth be told this series isn't really a standalone kind of read, each of these stories kind of build upon one another. As I said that we met Layla in the previous book. She was rescued cause she was in desperate help in the last book. Plus, she kind of needed a happy ending. Overall, a pretty good ending to the series.

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4 Stars

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Seducing the Billionaire's Brother by Marquita Valentine (Review)

Last week I had a chance to read Seducing the Billionaire's Brother, and let me say I seriously thought I had read this book. Then I realize I read the first two books. Yes, Conner is mention in the previous books, because he's kind of the family screw up. If you haven't read the previous books, you don't need to worry. Yes, we do see Conner's older brother being his arrogant self. Trust me he's pretty arrogant in the previous books. Now the main focus, Conner.

Like I said Conner is pretty much a screw up, but he has one constant which is Faith. Faith and Conner have been best friends forever. When one or the other is in trouble the other will come and rescue them. In Seducing the Billionaire's Bother, we see each of them trying to keep the friendship in the friend zone, but life keeps drawing to pursue more.

Writing a friends-to-lovers troupe is always a delicate balance. It can go horribly wrong or wonderfully right. In this case Seducing the Billionaire's Brother had a wonderful balance. There were a couple of areas where it was woefully slow, but the story manage to pick up the pace. Overall, the story was a pretty good read, but there were some areas I wish a little more detail was added to the story. Like I said it was a pretty good read. I love the affection Conner and Faith have one to another. If you are in need of a friends to lovers read, you might give this a try.

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4 1/2 Stars

Sunday, March 24, 2019

The Boyfriend Experience by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde (Review)

Have you ever looked for a book that mashed up The Wedding Date and Meet the Fockers, and eventually made it's on story? No! Now you have with The Boyfriend Experience. The Boyfriend Experience manages to mash up those two movies and eventually weaved itself into its own story.

We meet Eric Miller who is the ultimate playboy who ends up getting sucked into his friend's app with his own profile. Thinking that he would call the whole thing off, but is intrigued by Evie Bennett. Now evening is looking for someone to replace her ex-boyfriend for a family reunion. It's pretty easy to see where it's similar to The Wedding Date, but Eric isn't a male escort. Now you wonder how this is anything like Meet the Fockers, well you have to meet Evie's parents and it becomes crystal clear.

Yes, you are going to find an insta-love read with this one, but once at the family reunion it has its funny points. Oh my goodness, I love Evie's parents. At the family reunion you do start to see the story morph into it's own story. You will find a sappy ending, but you will be wanting that sappy ending. A fairly quick read with The Boyfriend Experience, but it's a fun fill read. So, if you are in the mood for something fun, heart-warming, and possible sappy tears here and there, you might give The Boyfriend Experience a try.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Author's Pal Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Mr. Misunderstood by Sara Jane Stone

Mr. Misunderstood
Sara Jane Stone
March 4, 2019

Rule #1: Maintain Control.

You think you know me. The cars, the penthouse, the reputation for delivering women to that “Oh, yes, Gavin” moment… Yeah, I’m the bad boy billionaire who drives your fantasies. 

But I’ve traveled a long road to get here. And I played by the rules—the ones I wrote to guarantee I didn’t return to whom I was before. 

Until now. The pictures, the story—it’s my past coming back to haunt me. I’ve lost control. And to get it back, I need to change the story.

So I asked my best friend and neighbor for help. Kayla agreed—if I support her growing pack of four-legged misfits. 

My life is under control again.

Only I’m falling for my best friend. Now, my New York City apartment is full of rescued pups, my country retreat looks more like an animal sanctuary, and Kayla’s guarding her heart. 

And I’m running out of time to prove the girl next door belongs with the billionaire.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Devil's Daughter by Lisa Kleypas

Devil's Daughter 
Ravenels, 5
Lisa Kleypas
February 19, 2019

Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he’s a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband’s life a misery, and she’ll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces none other than West Ravenel.

West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire...not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn’t bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She’s the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent—the most devilishly wicked rake in England.

Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past? Only the devil’s daughter knows…

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Audiobook Review: Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Truth be told, I actually listened to Nobody's Baby But Mine last year, but I felt that should probably re-listen to the story before I wrote my thoughts. Which I'm glad. I love that Susan Elizabeth Phillips writes about strong, smart women. They definitely make an impression. Especially Dr. Jane Darlington. Now Jane has hit a rough patch in life. She felt that she was probably too smart for her own good. As a child, she was a bit precocious, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. However, she didn't have anyone to guide her, so when she hatched this hair brain idea about finding a dumb jock she thought she was doing some good to her unborn child. She decided that Cal Bonner would be the ideal candidate. Boy was she wrong that account.

Anyway, when they first get together is pretty awkward. I didn't realize how awkward it was until the second time I heard the story.
Well, Jane's plan goes out the door when Cal finds out she's having his baby. He feels duty bond to marry Jane, but has no desire to make a real marriage. Oh boy, was the beginning so rocky. However, we see Cal start to develop feelings for Jane, but he doesn't know how to handle it. Not pretty. There's usually a lot going on in SEP books, and this is where we meet Kevin Tucker. Gotta love Kevin Tucker. The story is pretty entertaining once we getting going.

SEP books can make you have your emotions go all over the place, and Nobody's Baby But Mine is no exception. You are going to be all over the place with this story, but by the end you have all the feel goods you need. If you are in the mood of finding a crazy story that leads you to the path of love you might want to try this one.

Since this was an audiobook, Anna Fields does and amazing job reading this. She's one of my favorite narrators.

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Spainard's Untouched Bride by Maisey Yates (Review)

Last month I read The Spaniard's Untouched Bride by Maisey Yates. I did enjoy this fast pace story. We have Camilla Alvarez who lost her father, and home in a swoop. She decides to masquerade as a boy needing a job. Definitely resourceful. Matias Navarro acquires the Camilla's rancho. He's about to get everything he wants, but his brother swoops in and steals his bride. With that swoop, Matias is about to lose everything to his brother until he realizes Camilla is a girl. She's not gorgeous, but she can do.

Anyway, things quickly escalate, after all this is a quick read and we have to get to the ending. Is he going to let ambition takeover or will love save the day? The story is a little slow at the beginning, because he seriously doesn't realize Camilla is a girl. However, it does pickup and gets interesting when his brother's drama enters the picture. By the end of the story, I enjoyed these two bumpy ride, and wanted to find out with Matias ex-fianance and his brother. Overall, a pretty good quick read.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Jaguar's Mate by Katie Reus (Review)

In Jaguar's Mate, this quick little novella has a lot jam packed into the story. One of the things I like about this story is you don't have to read the previous book. Seriously, you are good to go, because the story focuses on Sapphire and Eli's relationship. He wants her, and she believes she's curse. It takes them saving her friend's daughter to realize she really wants him.

Yes, we have a love story, but we also have a serious issue that needs to be dealt with before they can have any kind of relationship. Yep, this a quick read, and can be done within a few hours. Great for just needing something to read, but not ready for a novel kind of read. You have love and action going on in Jaguar's Mate. So, if you are in need a quick little read look no further.

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4 Stars