Thursday, July 26, 2018

Talk Nerdy to Me (Sterling Shore 12) by C.M.Owens

Talk Nerdy To Me (The Sterling Shore Series Book 12)

Blurb:
Despite the fact it seemed like Base Masters was all over Sterling Shore, I'd never really known much about him, aside from random factoids. Things like...he's a semi-estranged cousin of one of my brother's friends, plays guitar in a local band, and he doesn't get mentioned much unless he's on stage.

Until...he decided I was going to be his first real-life muse, moved himself into my spare room, and started splashing the walls with pictures of my face next to his lyrics...

His weirdness differs from mine, but he'd be a perfect candidate for my hymen situation. Then I could finally move on to the next personal challenge on my list. The only problem is that he's yet another man afraid of a virgin.

I genuinely never expected it to be so difficult to lose one's virginity. I think the world has filled me with false expectations of debauchery coming so easily.

The human element always messes up the plans in my head.
My thoughts:
This book I have been waiting a while to read. For me, this book touched close to home. Britt, the main character, is different than most people. She does not understand social cues, what is appropriate and what is not, and at the same time, she is a genius. One of the main thing that the author does right is not making the main focus on her disability. Yes the other charicters around her know that she is different but they don't care at all. They help her through her daily life. In the book, the outside world realizes that she is different or is just really weird. So she is not always included. the main premise of the book is that Brit wants to lose her virginity. I love the relationship that she has with Base Master. He lets her be herself without the judgments. The same goes for Britt. She lets him express his creative side. I really enjoyed this story. I hope this is not the last one in the series.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Cross + Catherine: The Companion (legacy novel) by Bethany-Kris

Cross + Catherine: The Companion

Blurb:
The crime boss and the hustling queen are back for one last goodbye … 

Cross and Catherine watch as their kids grow up, and everything changes again. Life is still as busy as it ever was for these two, and their family. 

Cece and Nazio are trying to figure this life thing out. From toddling babies to wedding bells, everything they’ve ever wanted is already at their fingertips. 

Go behind the scenes and beyond the final chapter of the Cross + Catherine series in The Companion to find never-before-seen POVs, deleted scenes, future outtakes, and short stories—all requested by readers. 

Each snapshot is written in short-story form, and meant to be enjoyed as individual pieces by the readers of the Cross + Catherine series. It is not standalone, and is not intended to be read as one.

My thoughts:
This book was needed for the fans. the premise of this book helps to fill in the gaps in the story. The book is made up of a collection of short stories. the stories make you feel closer to the characters. we also get to read about the children. the children stories will make you feel like you have grown up with them. The layout of the book was done perfectly. With this story it makes you feel that their story got the right ending but also what the future holds for the children. I can't wait to read more from this author.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Elect (eagle elite 2) By Rachel Van Dyken

Elect (Eagle Elite, #2)

Blurb:
Would you die for the one you love?
Nixon Abandonato made his choice. And now he has to pay the price. Tracey is the love of his life, but being with him has made her a target of his family's enemies. The only way to keep Trace alive is convince the world she means nothing to him. 

Trace Rooks has fallen irrevocably in love with the son of her family's sworn rival, and she knows in her bones nothing can tear them apart. Until Nix suddenly pushes her away and into the arms of his best friend... But Trace isn't ready to give up on a future with Nix--and if he won't fight for them, she will. 



In the end, a sacrifice must be made. A life for a life. For what better way to cover a multitude of sins than with the blood of a sinner . . . 

My thoughts:
This series will be the death of me and I am only on book 2. The book starts off with a bang and just keeps on rolling. This book is told from three points of view. I will say that I am team Chase all the way. I love that he is always there for Tracey. there will be a major event that will happen in this book that will shock you for a minute and you will want to throw the book. I love that Tracey is trying to hold it together but the only way she can be whole is with Chase. Tracey will also grow a set of lady balls. A lot happens in this book and I highly recommend it.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Xander: Part 2, The Present (rockstar series 14) by Anne Mercier

Xander: Part 2, The Present (Rockstar Book 14)


Blurb:
t's eleven years later, and we're still living separate lives. While I know she isn't comfortable with my lifestyle after everything she’s been through, I can't be without her anymore.


I need her.

 

She's my wife.

She's my heartbeat.

She's my every breath.

She's my everything.



I want to know every detail of her life. I want to be part of it all. I want to work as hard to get there as she did to get here.



She's always been my girl—even at the age of eight. As I face her now, there's no doubt she'll be mine until I draw my last breath.



It's time for our forever to begin.
 

My thoughts:
This book was on my most anticipated reads for 2018 and it is finally here! I was so nervous to read they this book at first because I did not want it to be a bad book. I will warn you now that you will cry for like 80% of the book. There were so many emotional moments. In this book, we get more of a serious Xander than we are used to but I liked seeing this side. As we know Xander and the others are super close and having them open up to Tera is a wonderful thing. My only complaint would be that I wish there was more of there story in the present. So much happens in this book that I don't want to give anything away but this book was well worth the wait.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cover Reveal for Refrain (rockstar 15) by Anne Mercier

I know that today is not my usual posting day but you know my obsession with this series. So without further ado...


🎶 🥊 🎸 REFRAIN (Rockstar Book 15) 🎸 🥊 🎶
🌟 Ethan and Linc's story (m/m romance) ⭐️
Estimated release date: Mid-August

Blurb:

As a child, I trusted no one.
Then I found my best friends.
They gave me a family and saved me from a life of abuse that still has me messed up.

Then one of those best friends captured my heart.
Lincoln, tough yet tender, a walking contradiction.
He loves me too—flaws and all.
He’s the most patient man on the earth and understands my PTSD.

What he doesn’t understand is why our being intimate makes me feel “dirty”.
He’s not one of the men who abused me and he’d never hurt me. I know this. I believe it.
Still, the “dirty” creeps in even though I know what we do together is anything but.

He’s here now and he’s going to stay.
It’s time for me to talk to someone professionally.
I need to shed my unhealthy past in order to have a healthy future with the man I love.
If I don’t, I just might lose the best thing that’s ever happened to me—and there’s not enough therapy in the world to get me through that.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Elite (eagle elite 1) by Rachel Van Dyken


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Blurb:
For Tracey Rooks, life with her grandparents on a Wyoming farm has always been simple. But after her grandmother's death, Tracey is all her grandfather has. So when Eagle Elite University announces its annual scholarship lottery, Tracey jumps at the opportunity to secure their future and enters. She isn't expecting much-but then she wins. And life as she knows it will never be same . . .

The students at Eagle Elite are unlike any she's ever met . . . and they refuse to make things easy for her. There's Nixon, gorgeous, irresistible, and leader of a group that everyone fears: The Elect. Their rules are simple. 1. Do not touch The Elect. 2. Do not look at The Elect. 3. Do not speak to The Elect. No matter how hard she tries to stay away, The Elect are always around her and it isn't long until she finds out the reason why they keep their friends close and their enemies even closer. She just didn't realize she was the enemy -- until it was too late. 

My thoughts:
I love when books pull you in right away and from the first few words, you are hooked. That is this book. The characters will also draw you in.  Tracey and Nixon have a rocky start in the beginning. over time they end up falling in love but there will be optical in their way throughout the book. also, there is someone trying to kill Tracey. Tracey will also find out a big secret as well. All of this equals a book that you will not be able to put down. I can't wait to read the next one.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Legendary (caraval 2) by Stephanie Garber

This is a bonus post for the week. It won't happen every week but if I think the book is that good I will put up an extra post on Sundays on top of whatever content I normally post during the week.

Legendary (Caraval, #2)

Blurb:
A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.

The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister's. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval...the games have only just begun.

My thoughts:
Screaming on the inside. Sorry to everyone that this book took me so long to write a review. This book was on my most anticipated reads list for 2018.I can even with this book. First off this book will have you shook to the core. Now, what surprised me the most was that it was told from the point of view of the sister. I did not think that the author was going to do that but I enjoyed it. You will not be able to put this book down. I read this book in one day. You will definitely have more questions at first but slowly they will get answered. By the end of the book, you will have even more questions. Secrets will be reviled. Your emotions will be all over the place with this book. I will say that we do learn who is Legend is and I was shaking when I found out who Legend was. I need May 30th to come sooner.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Alannna (Slater Brothers 5.5) by L.A. Casey

Alannah (Slater Brothers, #5.5)
Blurb:
Alannah Ryan is plagued by an old face haunting her dreams, turning her waking hours into a mess of worry. Talking it out with the person she loves the most isn’t a possibility, not when the same face haunts him, too. 

To protect the love of her life from another burden, she keeps her fear to herself, even as that fear begins to consume her. 

Damien Slater has the life he always wanted with the woman he adores by his side, but there’s a problem. His woman is keeping a secret, and they swore they would never let another secret come between them again. 

Breaking Alannah’s guard will be Damien’s greatest challenge yet as he proves once and for all that he is in it for the long haul. 

Alannah admires Damien, and what Alannah admires, Alannah watches over.
My thoughts:
I love this series. I have been waiting for this book to come out for a while now. now that it is here it was well worth the wait. Daimain is one of my favorite characters in the series. Alanna is all about how she is not sure if she is ready to take the next step with Damian. We also get to meet a couple of new characters as well. the relationship and connection that this couple has been intense but super funny. Overall really good and I can't wait for the next one.

Monday, July 2, 2018

July releases!

Let me know in the comments below  what book you want to read in  July

July 3rd
Smoke and Iron (The Great Library) by [Caine, Rachel]

Blurb:
To save the Great Library, the unforgettable characters from Ink and BonePaper and Fire, andAsh and Quill put themselves in danger in the next thrilling adventure in the New York Timesbestselling series.

The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in a game of cat and mouse with the Archivist Magister of the Great Library. With the world catching fire, and words printed on paper the spark that lights rebellion, it falls to smugglers, thieves, and scholars to save a library thousands of years in the making...if they can stay alive long enough to outwit their enemies.

Kiss of the Royal

Blurb:
In the war against the Forces of Darkness, the Royals are losing. Princess Ivy is determined to end this centuries-long conflict once and for all, so her new battle partner must succeed where the others failed. Prince Zach’s unparalleled skill with a sword, enhanced by Ivy’s magic Kiss, should make them an unstoppable pair—but try convincing Zach of that.

Prince Zach has spent his life preparing for battle, but he would rather be branded a heretic than use his lips as nothing more than a way to transfer magic. A kiss is a symbol of love, and love is the most powerful weapon they have—but try convincing Ivy of that.

With the fate of their world on the line, the battlefield has become a testing ground, and only one of them can be right. Falling for each other wasn’t part of the plan—but try convincing their hearts of that.
 

July 9th
Knuckle Down (The Cursed Ravens MC Series Book 2) by [Fernando, Chantal]
Blurb:
A single father struggles to change for his daughters and the woman he loves in this second book in the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club series from New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando.

As a single father of two girls and the sergeant at arms for the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club, Jack “Knuckles” Chester doesn’t have much free time. And having earned his road name from his reputation as a fighter, Knuckles isn’t one to back away from a challenge.

But what he'll never admit out loud is that his two daughters have changed him irrevocably, softened him even. And these two girls are the only women who will ever hold his heart forever. That is, until he meets the cousin of another biker’s old lady.

Celina is nothing like the women Knuckles used to date. She’s a journalist for the local newspaper, dresses well, and basically just has her life together. And the last thing she wants is to be involved with a Cursed Raven. But when the ripped, badass biker worms his way into her heart, she has trouble remembering all the reasons they would never work.

But when a scandal at her newspaper breaks the thin trust she has with Knuckles, will she walk away for good? Or will Knuckles fight to keep Celina in his life?

July 10th
The Supervillain and Me

Blurb:
As witty as it is heartpounding, this fresh take on the beloved superhero genre is all about finding your own way to shine even when it seems everyone else around you is, well... super.
Never trust a guy in spandex.
In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees—they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind.
That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life.
After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black.
Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, The Supervillain and Me is a hilarious, sweet, and action-packed novel by debut author Danielle Banas that proves no one is perfect, not even superheroes.
Fawkes
Blurb:
Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.

Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.

But what if death finds him first?

Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot—claiming it will put an end to the plague—Thomas is in.

The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.

The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.

No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back.
July 24th
Contagion (Contagion, #1)

Blurb:
It got in us

After receiving an urgent SOS from a work detail on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is dispatched to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission.

Most are dead.

But when the crew arrives, they find an abandoned site, littered with rotten food, discarded weapons…and dead bodies.

Don't set foot here again.

As they try to piece together who—or what—could have decimated an entire operation, they discover that some things are best left buried—and some monsters are only too ready to awaken.

July 29th
Playboy by [Evans, Katy]
Blurb:
A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

It started as a game.
We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won. 
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose.
…And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.
He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren't supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble. 
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all. 

*This book contains characters from the Manwhore series but can be read as a complete standalone.

July 31st
Sea Witch

Blurb:
Everyone knows what happens in the end.
A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss.
But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends.
One feared, one royal, and one already dead.

~~~~~~~~~~

Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch. 

A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.

But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain. 

The rise of Hans Christian Andersen’s iconic villainess is a heart-wrenching story of friendship, betrayal, and a girl pushed beyond her limits—to become a monster.

June Releases

Here are the books that I am looking foward to in June: June 1 Blurb: A fierce young female adventurer battles time itself to claim ...