Review Blitz: Egomaniac by Vi Keeland

 

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The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.

I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.

He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.

Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.

Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.

I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.

I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.

I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.

The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.

And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.

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REVIEW:

I absolutely loved this book and was so excited after reading the synopsis (which is very rare for me; once in a blue moon kind of thing), I wanted to get my hands on it.

I totally thought this was my first Vi Keeland book, and being the dummy I am, totally thought it was until I checked. Nope, I completely forgot I read The Baller mid-year last year (I think September or October…). But anyway. Adored this book. Once a certain event occured, I fell hard core. There’s a certain type of genre I like to read (& I’ll completely avoid spoilers so you’ll have to play a guessing game because I am very broad in my likes for books)! LOL I knew I loved Drew when he was first introduced, but as the story progressed, I fell in love with his character more.

Emerie and Drew’s story was fun. I loved every minute of it. I flew through this book, I couldn’t put it down!!

This has the potential of becoming a favorite of the year, but a definite 5 star rating and will recommend every chance I get!

 

 

 

 

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

 

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Review Release Blitz: Sweet Cheeks by K. Bromberg

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sweetcheeks_frontcoverAn all new second chance love story by the New York Times Bestselling author of the beloved Driven series.

It all started with the invitation. To my ex-fiance’s new wedding.

I should have ignored it. Thrown it away. Set it afire. But I didn’t. I replied.

With a plus one.

And then my assistant accidentally mailed it.

Enter Hayes Whitley. Mega-movie star. The man who has captured the hearts of millions. But I gave him mine years ago. He was my first love. He was my everything. Right until he up and left to chase his dreams without so much as a simple goodbye.

When he showed up out of the blue ten years later, I should have known to steer clear of him. I should have rejected his offer to take me to my ex’s wedding. I should have never let him kiss me.

But I didn’t.

And now we’re left wondering if the pieces of the life we once shared still fit together somehow. First loves are hard to forget. The question is, do we want to forget? Or do we risk the chance and see what happens next?

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I really enjoyed this book. Second chance romances are some of my favorite reads and this wasn’t an exception. I have been so excited to dive into more of K. Bromberg’s books after devouring the first 3 Driven books plus the novella companion to those 3 books.

I think fans of J. Daniel’s Sweet Addiction will enjoy this. It’s similar in that both of our female leads own a bakery and love to bake. I like trying to draw similarities so hopefully that convinces at least one person; worth a try right? :)

You can’t help but love Hayes; I adored the flashback and the last 15% of the book. It’s what completely won me over for him. Once you finish the book, hopefully you’ll understand why I loved him so much by the end of the book.

I’ve always been intrigued by actress/actor books; Hayes being the actor in the book. I always like to see how someone from Hollywood falls in love (or back in love) with someone who has absolutely no connection to that world. Leads me to believe that one day Nick Jonas or Channing Tatum or Liam Hemsworth will come find me one day. ;) — A girl can dream right? :)

I’m trying to stay away from my giddy and gushing in my reviews and hopefully I’ve done just that. I loved this book – that’s all I can say without just gushing. :)

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dsc_0087New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled). She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out November 14th.

Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (2 books: The Player, The Catch) and the Everyday Heroes series (3 books: Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.

She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media.

 

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Blog Tour & Release Day Blitz: Say You Want Me by Corinne Michaels

 

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There’s no way I’ll fall for Wyatt Hennington.

He can keep his Southern drawl, irresistible smile, and those pick-up lines all to himself. I made the mistake of sleeping with him not once, but twice. I’m not stupid enough to give him round three, especially after he left me in the middle of the night so I could see myself out. I vow to return to Philadelphia and forget him.

It proves easier said than done.

When the doctor informs me I’m the winner of door prize number two, I put my life on hold and head back to Bell Buckle. Three months and if we can’t make this work, I’m gone.

The problem is—when the cards are stacked against us, and I can’t bring myself to leave him, I’ll finally know if he truly loves me or if all my fears were real . . .

 

 

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REVIEW:

Wow, so I’ve been gone from my blog a long time! AND WOW! I failed at getting this up this morning- time is just too fast for me to keep up.

But to the point of this blog post.

SAY YOU WANT ME was EVERYTHING. WYATT is my favorite and has been since the beginning of SAY YOU’LL STAY. I have been so excited to get my hands on his book and was so excited to see I was accepted to review a copy! I’ve loved every single one of Corinne’s books; I’ve read them all and they are all 5 star favorites for me. She knows how to play with your emotions and not in a nice way. She rips them apart and puts it back together perfectly and your left swooning and cursing that the book is already over. Happens every single time with her books. I always want more at the end. Then again, I’m never really ready for a book to end. :)

This book immediately hits the ground sprinting; chapter one throws something at you and you’re left shocked. But then Wyatt comes in the picture and you just swoon the entire time. Just WAITING for that time when you can swoop into Angie’s place and take Wyatt. :) Is that just me? :P

I can’t gush enough; this is typically what I do in reviews; I gush non-stop! I LOVE THIS BOOK. I LOVE WYATT. I LOVE THE HENNINGTON FAMILY. I LOVE BELL BUCKLE. I LOVE THIS WHOLE SERIES.

 

 

 

 

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Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series and Say You’ll Stay. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.

Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

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Blog Tour & Review: Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

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Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino
on August 9th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 320
Source: ARC copy from publisher
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When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?

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This was my second book I’ve read by Renee Carlino and so far this is my favorite. This quickly became an all time favorite book for me and will most likely make it onto my top reads of this year. This is so different from typical NA romance books. Renee Carlino is a fantastic writer if you are not familiar with her books…

I love the whole story behind this. It’s a book within a book. How the story unfolds and how our main character, Emiline finds herself as well as learning about her past in one of the most COOLEST ways!

Who doesn’t love second chance romances?! I EAT THOSE UP! Second chances make some of the sweetest stories ever because of the relationship in the beginning – I just find them the best. I love that the characters have known each other pretty much their entire lives, became best friends, hung out with each other, grew up together, E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G.

I always find writing reviews for books that I absolutely adore are the hardest to write. There’s nothing to pick at because it was all done PERFECTLY. All I want to do is just gush about this book. It’s very difficult to find the right words to fully describe my love for this book!

Renee has such a unique writing style – it’s just so pretty!
Have I convinced you to buy a copy yet? Seriously… This book is just gush-worthy. Everything about this is just gorgeous!!!!!

Blog Tour & Review: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
on June 7th 2016
Genres: Chick Lit, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 352
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From the author of Maybe in Another Life—named a People Magazine pick and a “Best Book of the Summer” by Glamour and USA Today—comes a breathtaking new love story about a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life.

In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.

On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.

That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.

Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly?

Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.

what i thoughtI absolutely loved this book! This is now my second book by Taylor and another one I’ve absolutely loved. I love her writing style and how she creates stories. It’s nothing like I’ve read before and that’s what makes her stick out among others.

This book made me nervous with the 2 paths Emma could take. Emma married her high school sweetheart, but on their first anniversary he disappears and is presumed dead. Jesse and Emma wanted to get away from Massachusetts, but now a widow, she goes back home. She runs into someone she used to go to school with, Sam. They get engaged not soon after. Jesse is found and wants to be back with Emma. Now torn between her husband and fiance, she has to choose who she wants to be with. But find herself also; she’s lost who she was and is struggling to figure out who she is.

Once introduced to both male characters and getting sides of the story, I picked one guy almost immediately.  I don’t want to spoil it and give away who, so I’ll leave it as a mystery. :) The whole book made me nervous because I wasn’t sure what her ultimate decision would be. You have no idea who she’s going to pick in the end because she loves both men with her whole heart.

I love how this book was laid out and how the story was told. Like I said, I love Taylor’s writing style. She’s quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. This book toys with your emotions and if you’ve read any of Taylor’s I’m sure it’s the same emotions. Be prepared to have your heart strings pulled at!

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Double Review: My Soul to Keep and Down to My Soul by Kennedy Ryan

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Series: Soul #1
Published by Self Published on November 16th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Pages: 361
Source: ARC copy from author, Purchased
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It seems the things worth keeping are often the hardest to hold…

KAI

I had two things in life that mattered. My mother and my music.
Mama was taken from me too soon, and now music is all I have left. It’s the thing that’s pushed me right out of backwoods Georgia into Los Angeles, where the line between fantasy and reality shimmers and blurs. I’m finally making my way, making my mark. I can’t afford to fall for one of music’s brightest stars. Not now. Music is all I have left, and I’m holding on tight with both hands. I won’t let go, not even for Rhyson Gray.

RHYSON

I had one thing in my life that mattered – music. The only constant, it’s taken me to heights most people only dream about; a gift dropped in my lap at birth. I thought it was enough. I thought it was everything until I met Kai. Now she’s all I think about, like a song I can’t get out of my head. If I have to chase her, if I have to give up everything – I will. And once she’s mine, I won’t let go.

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Series: Soul #2
on March 31st 2016
Pages: 318
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RHYSON

She doesn’t wear my ring.
We never stood before a preacher.
The only vows exchanged were between our bodies; between our souls.
But she was mine and I was hers until I ruined it. I have to believe that every day, every step, every breath brings me closer to making things right.
To making her mine again.

KAI

I’ve seen promises broken.
I know love makes no guarantees.
But things were different for Rhys and me, until he lied, and I walked away. Only there’s a chain between our hearts that I can’t break. Even if I forgive him, a shadow from my past hangs over us; over this love that reaches all the way down to my soul.

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BOOK 1:

Words cannot describe how much I LOVED Rhyson!!! Tears never stopped. A lot were happy tears, some weren’t. Kennedy has such a gorgeous writing style and the background Kai comes from just brought tears to my eyes multiple times. The way it was told and what certain characters would do, it was just a constant flow of tears! I loved the characters she created, especially our 2 main characters. I don’t want to give too much away from the plot and spoil anything which is why that sounds extremely vague, but once they start occurring, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Kennedy’s writing is gorgeous and I’m beyond excited to read more from her. She’s definitely working in to one of my favorite authors because of her writing.

The ending, that could go another way… Just to be warned for those that haven’t read this, it does have a pretty big cliffhanger. It’s one of those that you just have to know IMMEDIATELY what happened and figure out how they will get through it because obviously they will right? If not, that’s cool. I’ll take Rhys. ;) So just keep in mind that if you want to read this, make sure you have the sequel downloaded and ready to begin immediately after finishing the first. Trust me.

BOOK 2:

I loved this sequel. It immediately picks up where the first ended. Perfect sequel (even better than the first) and STUNNING ending to this addicting duology!

You get so attached to these characters and what is going on that you just want to reach through your Kindle and scream and tell them they are making the wrong decision! Rhys has definitely made it into my list of top book boyfriends – his character and his personality was to die for and you can’t help but fall in love with him.

What I really like most I guess about Kai and Rhys’ relationship, despite all the drama and secrets that came along with the two (let’s just ignore that for the sake of this comment) how well they communicate with each other. I know you’re probably wondering why I would say that after saying the drama and secrets that come between the couple, but despite all that, their interactions is what really drew me. Yes, they had secrets and weren’t always honest. But the way they communicated with each other is different from a lot of books I read (maybe I just didn’t pay much attention as I did in this one). But I truly felt they communicate fairly well.

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I’m praying there’s a 3rd book- that just being me. It wraps up nicely, but being the absolute hardcore romance addict I am, I always want more to a couples’ story. Maybe even like a novella or something…. ;) I need more!!!!! Like I mentioned, Kennedy’s writing is so gorgeous you get swept away while reading. It’s one of those series (or even just standalones) where the outside world (AKA real world) doesn’t mean a DANG thing. I’m really looking forward to diving into her other books she has out already as well as any new books in the future.

This duology brings all the feels. I’m sure it’s noticeable in the way my review it written – based on emotions. You might cry, laugh, get mad/frustrated, and swoon. The passion and strong feelings between Rhys and Kai is epic for better terms. I cannot stress how fast I fell in love with their story.

Gush time…- I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK. EVERY. DANG. MINUTE. BEAUTIFUL!

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Review: Still Surviving by A.M. Johnson

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Series: Forever Still #3
Published by Self Published on January 7th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Pages: 253
Source: Finished copy from author
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Hate… Anger… Distrust… it fed the animal.
Status… Money… Power it’s all women want.
Never yield… Never give them a piece of who you are.
These were the ideals that Seth Montgomery had lived with since he was a child. After his mother abandoned their family for another man, the same man who took everything from Seth’s father, Seth’s life turned dark. He’d never give a woman all that control. He’d never give them the satisfaction of destroying his heart.
Tiffany Webster had been falling in love with one man for the past three years. Her boss’s best-friend. The day Seth walked into her bar, the day his steel blue eyes met hers, she was hooked. But, Seth Montgomery was unattainable, and only into one night hook-ups with a certain type of girl. A girl Tiffany was not.
Tiffany was the one girl Seth had ever considered breaking his rules for, but swore he’d never corrupt.
Until one night… when everything fell apart… and hidden truths surfaced.
When your past hurts so much it makes it hard to breathe and your heart ache, what else can you do? What path should you take to feel something, trust someone again?
Two hearts… two souls… align…
One shift… one break… and you’re falling.
Feel this… trust this…Survive this.

what i thoughtI received a finished copy in exchange for an honest review from the author. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I swear, this lady is too talented with writing it’s unbelievable. I loved Seth since he was introduced. He was such an interesting side character and very mysterious. I was so excited to read his story and of course learn more about Tiffany!

Seth doesn’t give women control; they just want the money and power anyway. His parents have destroyed him and still dealing with his father. Tiffany has been falling for a man everyday for the past 3 years but he doesn’t seem to notice. Neither Seth or Tiffany have great pasts – it’s destroyed the 2. Can Seth end his one-night stands for Tiffany? Can Tiffany let him in and fully trust him? Or will they let their pasts corrupt them completely from ever letting love in?

I loved their story and to say how excited I am for Colby and Cam (characters we meet in Still Life who continue to make appearances throughout the books) is an understatement. I have grown sooo incredibly close to these characters, I can’t believe after Cam and Colby’s novella, it will be over… All these characters hold a place in my heart.

Seth and Tiffany take on a new level of dark. Yes, Still Life and Still Water had their moments, but this takes on a new level of dark. Tiffany has lost all that she loved because of a mistake she made as a teenager. Seth never really had parents growing up and it has affected all his future relationships with girls. How these 2 tried to make it past these big bumps in their pasts completely broke me.

I know I probably say this a lot, but I’m serious. With Mrs. Johnson’s writing and understanding all these characters, I have completely fallen for all of them. Todd is still my favorite and he’s the one that surprised me the most. Loved Tiff and Seth. Loved this book. Love A.M. Johnson. Love this series. Love everything with this series! :)

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