ARC Review: THE OUTLIERS by T.M. Frazier

November 12, 2017

The Outliers by TM Frazier

Sensual. Heartbreaking. Passionate. Overwhelming. Maddening.

That’s the love Finn and I share.
It's the kind you can never recover from.
The kind you never WANT to recover from.

That's why we'll do everything and anything to protect it.

When my past chases me all the way to Outskirts, we have to make a choice.
Let the lies destroy our chance at future together or...bury them deep in the swamp where they belong.

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ARC Review: CROWNED BY HATE by Amo Jones

November 11, 2017

My Rating - 5 out of 5 stars
Crowned #1
Release - November 14, 2017
Genre - Dark Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 172 pages

Some would say I have a privileged life. Daughter of the current President of the United States, wealthy, famous, and all things that some girls wish they had.
Only I'd dream of having a simple life. A life where I wasn't marrying the scariest man I have ever met. Well, I thought I had just met him, but it turns out, there's so much I don't know about myself. That's all thanks to a past so twisted, so warped, that no amount of money, or presidential status could wipe it clean.
I'm the rebel child. Or as some may see it, the disappointment. I’ve never cared about expensive wedding gowns, or how much someone paid for a tailored suit. I don’t care if your wedding dress is from Walmart, or if it’s from some fancy, upscale designer line.
So why am I marrying the devil dressed in a thousand-dollar suit?
I'm about to find out how I got here. To marrying one of the most powerful men in the country. The road to finding out, though, is paved with darkness, painted with the blood of innocents, and it leads my ass straight to hell. Only this hell is a multi-million-dollar penthouse suite in New York City where Bryant Saint Royal, sits on his throne.

ARC Review: Revere: A Legacy Novel by Bethany-Kris

November 09, 2017

Revere by Bethany-Kris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A Legacy Novel - Cross + Catherine #2
Release - November 6, 2017
Genre - Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 304 pages

She was once his liar.
He was once her savior.

Cross Donati fills his days with the mafia, family, and responsibility. The wild boy is a distant memory. A waiting prince now sits in his place. An old debt puts the gunrunner right back into the path of his past, but he only sees his future.

Every king needs a queen.

Catherine Marcello learned how to stand on her own, and she no longer needs saving. The sly girl is far more dangerous now. A broken promise taught her how to live again. One conversation puts the hustler face to face with her first love, but she only sees heartache.

Every God needs a prayer.

The scars of their history runs deep. Every lie told, and each secret spilled hurts a little bit more.

Love does not care.
Love will not wait.

So, why does life keep standing in the way?

Review: Stripped by Alexis Anne

November 08, 2017

Stripped by Alexis Anne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - The Tease Series
Release - February 16, 2015
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 230 pages

Travis Brantley, the sexy rock musician from Tease, wants nothing more than to finally get his big break. When he lands a record deal with a major label, Travis is convinced all his dreams are about to come true. His dream turns into a nightmare when he is sent on tour with a pop princess who is more auto-tuned than talent. Kristen Holt may have a beautiful face, but the electronically garbled music and nonexistent clothing are more show than substance. While her body is sexy as sin, Travis is convinced she’s nothing more than another dead-end on his road to obscurity.

When Kristen sheds the the “Pop Princess” persona designed by the label and goes indie, she captures the attention of the audience, and the sexy rocker who never bothered to give her the time of day. Singing a stripped down acoustic song with him in front an eager crowd, their musical and sexual chemistry explodes, skyrocketing them on a fiery two week publicity tour…and into an intense love affair that takes them both by surprise.

With the label breathing down Travis’s neck, Kristen’s mysterious connections, and an overeager group of paparazzi, their two week tour comes with a lot of strings and a lot of passion—and it will change everything.

ARC Review: A Cowboy for Christmas by Celia Aaron

November 07, 2017

A Cowboy for Christmas by Celia Aaron

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One of the things I love most about Celia Aaron is her ability to diversify her portfolio. She does romantic suspense, romantic comedy, contemporary romance, and now, a sweet and easy country holiday classic! A Cowboy for Christmas was a really romantic, steamy and suspenseful read.

One part incredibly hot cowboy…

One part insanely beautiful cowgirl…

and tons of drama to keep any reader entertained. Ingram was a brooding, sexy cowboy and Molly was running the neighboring farm. They knew each other forever, but Molly had gone off to college and off to lead a different life. When her father passed, she came home to run his farm and these two just couldn’t stop butting heads. Their chemistry was hot AF and amidst their budding romance, they found themselves a rustler ‘round these parts!

If you’re looking for a great book to add to your holiday reading list, then this dirty-talking cowboy and his feisty cowgirl should make the cut.

Release Date: November 12, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 3.5 out of 5
Type: Standalone Holiday Novella

ARC Review: Seth by Crimson Syn

November 05, 2017

Seth by Crimson Syn
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Standalone - Hellbound Lovers #5
Release - October 31, 2017
Genre - Erotic MC Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 5 out of 5
Length - 142 pages

I didn’t expect to cross paths with Ciara Morton.
Her innocent beauty literally knocked me to my knees.
I’d never met a woman like her.
She’s smart to stay away from me.
I like my sex rough and dirty and I don’t believe in love.
But she’s slowly seeping into my bones,
And the more she rejects me, the greedier I get.
She should stay away, before I lose all sense of control.

Seth Scardino is all sinewy muscles and rough attitude.
He’s the type of man who takes without asking permission.
From the first moment I saw him, I knew he would be my weakness.
He controls me in every way possible,
But I’ll never admit it.
If I do, he’ll know I’ll let him take me completely,
And I don’t think I’ll be able to let him go if he does.

The Rapid Fire Book Tag

November 04, 2017

Hello my lovelies! I've never participated in a book tag but I came across this one when I took my nosiness to the internet. This particular challenge comes from what I found on the blog, Tomes with Tea. I encourage you to do this too!

Ok, so here are the questions:

1. eBook or physical books?
I've always been interested in collecting hard copies of anything I plan to or have read. But with the popularity of eBooks on the rise, I find that I usually purchase a copy before deciding on which book to add to my physical book shelves.

2. Paperback or hardcover?
I used to prefer hardcovers, simply because I thought that they would last longer. However, now I'm not such a stickler because not only are paperbacks lighter, they're also smaller so I can fit more onto my shelves ;)

3. Online or in-store book shopping?
I buy most of my books online, but nothing beats wandering through a bookstore and browsing and touching the options.

4. Trilogies or series?
I love series! The more books the merrier, especially when the series is about the same characters. I find it allows for further character development, for the plot to be well-rounded, and for the story to reach a satisfying conclusion.

5. Heroes or villains?
Is it bad that I love both? 🙈 Even my heroes have to have a good dose of assholeism to make me happy.

6. A book you want everyone to read?
Anything from Sister Souljah. If you want some realism, you'll enjoy her books.

7. Recommend an underrated book?
Although Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is now a successful TV show, when I first started the series, NO ONE I knew had ever read it. Even now, many people who love the show still haven't read the series. Go figure!

8. The last book you finished?
This changes every day as I tend to read a book a day. The last one was A Cowboy For Christmas by Celia Aaron.

9. The last book you bought?
I actually bought several in one shot. One of them was Gun Shy by Lili St. Germain. You can check out the others when I get my book haul section up and running.

Review: White Water, Black Death by Shaun Ebelthite

White Water, Black Death by Shaun Ebelthite
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Release - September 5, 2017
Genre - Thriller
Multiple POV - 3rd person
Length - 284 pages

Magazine editor Geneva Jones has been sent on a trans-Atlantic cruise to help secure a major advertising agreement from the CEO of the cruise line Rachel Atkinson, but her efforts to win her over are curtailed by a mysterious crew death. Geneva suspects foul play. Rachel insists its suicide. A former investigative journalist, Geneva can’t resist digging deeper, but what she finds is far more devastating. There’s an Ebola outbreak on the ship, everyone is trapped aboard and Rachel is trying to keep it secret.

Geneva knows enough about Ebola to be terrified, but she’s also onto the biggest story of her career. Rachel turns Geneva’s own colleagues against her when she tries to investigate, so she enlists the help of her son, Aaron Atkinson, whom Rachel adopted from Uganda seven years ago, when he was a teenager. Now an isolated and vaguely broken adult, he’s an easily manipulated source. At least that’s what Geneva thought. Off the coast of Bermuda, with the ship anchored in quarantine, Aaron makes a public announcement informing passengers of the outbreak.

Panic surges through the ship. People begin jumping overboard, ignoring a ship-wide lockdown. The ship’s security start to lose control, tasering passengers indiscriminately. A mayday is declared in front of the world’s media, but Bermuda refuses to open its maritime border. The ship limps toward Miami, with more than half of everyone aboard sick. Rachel shocks everyone by resigning after a public lounge is converted into an apocalyptic triage clinic. Geneva has lost her story, Ebola can’t be treated on-board and the nearest help is more than 3,000 miles away.

ARC Review: Scored by Sloane Howell

November 03, 2017

Scored by Sloane Howell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Release - October 17, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Sports Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 221 pages

Kelsey: My mom would tell you I’m quite the catch, but since my last boyfriend, I haven’t been dating much. Maybe it’s my rocker style or my lack of filter that intimidates the boys. So I’m pleasantly surprised when Matt Stallworth waltzes into the indie record store where I work and gives as good he gets. Turns out Matt is a professional baseball player, which should mean he’s out of my league. But if he wants to hook up with me, he’s going to have to follow my rules.

Matt: After winning my MVP award, I learned that a guy can get used to having beautiful women practically throw themselves at you everywhere you turn. But everything changes the first time I see Kelsey Martin, and something just clicks. She’s hot, snarky, and whip-smart. I’ve got to see her again. Only problem is, she sees right through all my best moves. And I’m going to have to step up my game to convince Kelsey that I’m playing for keeps.

ARC Review: Enough by Danielle Norman

November 01, 2017

Enough by Danielle Norman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Iron Orchids #1
Release - November 2, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 254 pages

Some things in life were inevitable; death, taxes, and lying, whoremongering men.
One woman would never be enough for one man.
So I traded in men for a Harley.
Nothing beats that kind of power between my legs.
Then I blinked.
And he was there.

Some things in life were inevitable; death, taxes, and badge bunnies willing to hop into my bed.
The only problem is I’m a one woman kind of man.
In my line of work, I’ve seen it all.
Nothing bothers me until I find a woman’s wrecked body.
When she blinked,
My world changed.
Forever doesn't come close to giving me enough of her.