Friday, August 24, 2018

Author's Pal Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Honeymoon Trap by Christina Hovland

The Honeymoon Trap
Christina Hovland
Entangled Amara
August 20, 2018

Book Blurb:

How to Survive Your Next Relationship Disaster 101

Step 1: Get pumped. Your new house, in your new town, comes with a sexy and shirtless man next door. Score!

Step 2: Don’t let your freak-out show when Mr. OMG Shirtless turns around—and it’s your old crush.

Step 3: Hold your head high when you run into him again on the first day of your new job—literally—and spill coffee all over yourself.

Step 4: Stay calm when he introduces himself as your new boss…and then announces that your first assignment is to go on a fake honeymoon together.

Step 5: Keep your $h*t locked tight when the new boss/old crush and you are forced to sleep in the same room…with one bed.

Step 6: Try to ignore just how freaking hot he is, and how much you want to touch him…

My Thoughts:

Thursday, August 23, 2018

All The Way by Kristen Proby (Review)

Let me start by saying I was super excited to see that Kristen Proby  had a new series coming out, and it was a must read. So, I got my little hands on All The Way. I started reading, and I liked London Watson and Finn Cavanaugh. They were both pretty good characters at the beginning. As the story progress, I had trouble liking London. I think part of my problem with her was she would get upset with Finn for doing somethings, and he wouldn't understand why she was upset. I was even having a hard time understanding her reasons.

Anyway, the story was pretty much them getting to know each other, but they needed to work more on their communication skills. They seriously were lacking, but that's understandable with new relationships. All The Way was an all right story. I wish they would have played up the brother's addiction problem a little more, instead of having it all come out in the end. There were a few things I was thinking London was a bit naive in thinking. I liked Finn a lot more than London. I just couldn't generate any sympathy for her. I think if there was a little more backstory between her brother and herself I would had more. All The Way was a pretty even keel read with London and Finn getting it on a lot. It wasn't bad, but it was a little too much at times. I'm hoping the series is a little better, and this was just this is the first book and it's going to get better. Overall, it wasn't a bad read, but not a great one. One of the things that I love about this book was the cover, because it does match a scene in the story.

Copy provided by William Morrow

3 Stars

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Audiobook Review: How to Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper

I tend to listen to Molly Harper books on audible books, mainly because they are hilarious. When I saw that she had a new book on audible I had to grab it. Plus, it had dragons. Well, this story is a little different from her previous book. I didn't laugh out loud from the get go. It took little time to get into the story. I did listen to the story for the second time to see if I still felt the same way, and I did. It was a little easier to get into the story the second time, but it wasn't as funny as the Jane Jameson or Half-Moon Hallow books. 

We have Jillian Ramsay, and she's an all right character. Kind of quirky. Then we have Bael Boone who happens to be the sheriff of the town. We see that Molly tries to make these characters be light and fun, but it kind of falls flat. There are a few characters I think would be fun to read, like the Mayor Zed Berend. 

There are some good parts, but it wasn't like the previous stories I have read and listen to in the past. I hope the series gets a little better. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. The other thing I had an issue with was with the dual narration. Which I understand, because it has a dual point of views. Amanda Ronconi does a great job like always, and Jonathan Davis doesn't do a bad job. Yet, I'm so use to Amanda reading these books, so he was okay. I think those who have read Molly previous books might be a little disappointed. 

3 Stars

Monday, August 6, 2018

Born to be Wilde by Eloisa James (Review)

Where to begin with Born to be Wilde? I loved this story. I loved the last book, but I think with this series they have gotten better and better. At the end of Too Wilde to Wed we got a hint of what was going on with the story. We find out that Lavinia Gray and her mother are destitute. So, Lavinia needs to come with a plan to secure the two of them. In Born to be Wilde, we see Lavinia put the plan in motion. It starts off as an epic fail. EPIC! However, Parth is willing to help Lavinia find a wealthy husband. That's when it starts to get interesting.

Okay, Parth and Lavinia have a strain friendship. They seem to rub one another the wrong way. However, as the story develops it's not that don't like each, but more they are trying to hide their feelings for one another. I love these two characters. They bring out the worst and the best out of each of each other. We watch Lavinia's character grow so much in this story, because she's force to learn about her inner strength. Parth has to go through some changes to; I mean he has to channel his love for Lavinia not come out as disdain. So, it's a lot of fun to watch these. 

Anyway, LOVED Born to be Wilde, and I can't wait for the next book. Seriously, you get a little tease at the end of the story, and my mouth was agape. Even without the tidbit on what's to happen it's a fantastic book. Those who have loved the previous books are still going to love the next installment. You can start this book without starting with the first book, but there are a lot of characters that are involve with this story. Plus, you don't want to miss out on the previous books. 

Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss.   

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting (Review)

I adore Helena Hunting writing. I mean her stories are always funny, witty, and entertaining. When I saw that The Good Luck Charm was coming out, I had to read the story. Seriously, I had a good time with Lilah and Ethan.

We have a second chance love story with The Good Luck Charm. Lilah and Ethan have a history. They were friends, then lovers, and finally they broke up. Both were hurting by Ethan's decision, but are too stubborn to fix it. Fast forward to eight years later, and they are brought together again. Now Ethan is going to do everything in his power to get them back together, after all it must be fate.

Lilah isn't sure about Ethan, and through most of the story she's guarding her heart against Ethan. He did break once, why would she want that to happen again. Ethan was dumb when he broke up with Lilah the first time, because he thought he was doing the right thing. We have him trying to win Lilah again. He has work cut in the story.

Anyway, I did enjoy The Good Luck Charm, Lilah had to overcome her fears with being hurt again. I love one the quotes in the story "Love has the potential to cause pain. It's a risk, and I think this is one worth taking." Sometimes love is a risk, but it's worth it. Anyway, I did have fun with Lilah and Ethan in this story. So, if you are a sucker for second-chance love stories, The Good Luck Charm is your read.

Copy provided by Forever Romance via NetGalley

4 Stars