Asher Black by Parker S. Huntington book review

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Synopsis

He was supposed to kill me. I had done the unthinkable. I called the cops on him, on his family, but he let me live. We became friends, and then… we fell in love.

Lucy Ives is a foster kid, running from her turbulent past. On her first night in New York City, she accidentally calls the cops on the mafia. When their fixer comes to kill her, he spares her life in exchange for a favor–be his fake fiance or die.

Review

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So that is me after reading this book! I LOVED it! First lets talk about Asher…. *swoon* be still my heart.. Asher is wonderful in this book. He is tall, stacked, powerful, and an absolute dreamboat. Lucy is smart, more than she thinks, kind, and absolutely has the best and hilarious inner monologue. I loved reading her inner thoughts, as I, myself can relate to some of them. Second, (Parker this is to you) I will steal all your red starbursts now that I know your love for them as you heavily reference them and they are my favs too. I also loved all the quotes at the beginning of each chapter and how they seem to be tailored to the chapter itself. I need to jot some of these down because they were so fascinating! The plot to this book was well paced and I could not put this book down. I i wish I had started on a day off from work so I could have read straight through because I kept thinking about this book all day, wondering what would happen next.

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The plot to this book had so many twists and turns. I was surprised constantly and I learned now to expect anything as every turn left me in utter shock. Not going to lie I had a little bit of anxiety as I read this book with regards as to what would happen.

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Parker’s writing is flawless and phenomenal! The book was intriguing and her style of writing has plenty of flair. Each scene is wonderfully descriptive as it builds up to an explosion of an ending. Now I need more in this series as I’m dying to read a certain someones story. The supporting cast in this book was fun too. I had a love/hate for some characters, as one reminded me of those typical stuck up girls from school.

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It made them feel real and like you could really know them. I loved Lucy’s roommate as a character she had me in stitches laughing. She really felt my best friend! Truly this book brings it all to the table and I cant wait to read more of Parker’s books! All the stars from me for this book!

 

 

10 Dates: A fun and sexy romantic comedy novel by Emily James book review

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Synopsis

Joanie Fox can’t wait to settle down and marry the man of her dreams. However, when her engagement starts to look more stalemate than soulmate, her best friend stages an intervention sure to make even the most hardened, serial daters wince: 10 Dates in 10 Days.

Statistically, if you kiss a lot of frogs there’s bound to be at least one that’s not a complete toad, isn’t there? With nothing to lose, Joanie embarks on a crazy rollercoaster of blind dates. After all, what can possibly go wrong in the search for Mr. Right?

10 Dates is a standalone, sexy, laugh out loud romantic comedy with a happy ending. It is not for the feint hearted and is best suited for readers over the age of eighteen due to sexual themes and mature content.

Review

 

Life Would Suck Without You: A Girlfriend Memoir by Jennifer Preuss book review

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Synopsis

When life makes no sense, and the world is going straight to hell, a girl knows she can always count on her best friends…

Review

This debut novel from Jennifer Preuss, is a wonderful and enticing read. I was grabbed from page one! The realness of the story is gripping and her memoir shows us life for what it is. Unpredictable. It is a roller coaster of a journey. Its full of ups and downs. It is both happy and sad. It is upbeat and heartbreaking. It shows us how some bonds tighten through life, and that a girl can rely on her best friends. Some of the opening lines had me smiling as i realized the truths in them. “If I could go back to my 20’s, I would never wear a bra.” -Amen to that statement. Seriously this book is full of so many gems of truths. I loved taking an inner look at this memoir.I read it in one sitting and could not tear myself away. I had moments of despair reading this only to be followed with a belly shaking laugh. This should be on every woman’s bookshelf as each of us can find a piece of ourselves in her writing. A million star read! Thank you Kate Tiltons Blog and to Jennifer for sending me this gem of a book in exchange for my honest review!

The Policewoman by Justin W.M. Roberts

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Synopsis

Narcoterrorism wreaks havoc on the world as drug cartels operate as dominating, murderous dictatorships. The powerful Irish Drug Cartel has set up drug manufacturing plants around the world and they will kill anyone who gets in their way. Sarah is an ambitious policewoman from an anti-terrorist unit. She’s also smart, beautiful, and extremely good at her job, which is why she is assigned to an Interpol Incident Response Team in Manchester, set up to find and stop The Cartel. Alongside colleagues from the United Kingdom’s SAS, she must quickly learn new Close Quarters Battle tactics and apply them to a vengeful and threatening battlefield. Sarah’s investigation appears to be going well until the fight turns personal. She must now struggle to save her friends, family, and even herself. Spanning the globe with a keen knowledge of special forces tactics and some genuinely shocking twists, this book warns of a bloody, drug-addled future we may soon face.

Review

Oh my gosh there is so much action in this book! This book was so fast paced, that I could not set it down. The story starts out somewhat slow, but not in a bad way. The author gives us a good feel for Sarah and who she is as a person, and how her relationships are with her friends, family and teammates. The author gives lots of military jargon but it is explained in the book as well as there is a handy dictionary in the back of the book. The character development in this book was wonderful! Even the bad guys development was well written. Every background character was flawless and needed as each one held their own and contributed to the story. I really felt that as a person Sarah grew. She was already strong but on an emotional sense she grew, especially where Michael was concerned. This was was intense, suspenseful, exciting and quite an adventure of a read. I definitely recommend this book and suggest to other readers not to let the use of the acronyms overwhelm them as once you get used to them you get past it and the dictionary at the end helps a ton. I felt the acronyms were needed for the story and contributed highly to it. 5 stars from me.

Souls Discovered by Miranda Brock book review

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Synopsis

Spin away with young Autumn as she finds a seemingly innocuous gold necklace on her family’s farm and inadvertently uncovers her destiny as “The Keeper.” Autumn’s discovery of the necklace activates “The Window” and alerts both good and evil forces to her whereabouts. Autumn is pulled from everything she knows, and is tossed into a life of unknowns. Enigmatic enemies called Dehmons hunt her at every turn, and if captured the very world she lives in will fall into destruction. With the help of seven Searchers Autumn must learn to use the power she has been given before it is too late. Will she choose to follow the dangerous destiny thrust upon her? Will she be able to withstand the temptation of a relationship that could jeopardize everything? Most importantly, will Autumn be able to find the strength within herself to fight the dead-eyed evil Dehmon souls?

Review

I found this book very, very engaging! Let me start off by talking about the world building. While it is mainly set here, there are some mystical type realms that they travel to. The building and description of each is wonderful! Miranda gives each world and place that the scenes are set beautiful detail. You can almost see yourself there! The plot you ask? It is well paced and sets you up for wanting more. (btw why miranda, that ending why, my soul is crushed) The story here is so much more than the synopsis and is going to be a great series. She executes the plot flawlessly. Everything is tidy and there are no plot holes nor anything too confusing or what the fu– moments where the reader feels like they are reading something irrelevant. The characters… well first off since everyone is laying claims to these 7 guys that look after Autumn, Im laying claim to Petr… (swoon)… Each character brings their own to the table. Each one has a distinctive voice and is there own character. There are lots of plot twists throughout this book and yet again Im calling you out Miranda for that ending…(zips lips) I wont say what the ending is, but be prepared for a shocker! 5 stars from me!

 

The Almost Boyfriend by Christina Benjamin book review

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Synopsis

Sometimes the thing you’re looking for is right in front of you—almost.

Nobody likes Devon James, including Devon James. And why should they? He had it all and took it for granted—money, girls, popularity and a future with endless possibility. Now he’s just a washed-up has-been. Or so everyone thinks. No one knows the real reason the handsome soccer star quit the team and dumped the hottest girl in school, but they’re not about to forgive him for it either. That’s why he’s perfect for Samantha Connors. Sam Connors always follows the rules. But when her father forces her to leave Boston to finish her senior year of high school at a posh prep school in Ireland she has no choice but to rebel. And bad boy Devon James is just the guy to help her break all the rules. Sam is determined to get her life back and return to Boston by any means necessary. Her plan is crazy, but she’s convinced it will work—almost.A Fun, Fast, YA Romance Read. This is a stand-alone novel. Perfect for fans of Gossip Girl, 13 Reason’s Why and Pretty Little Liars.
(Note: Suggested reading age 16+ for mature language and content.)

Review

So book 2 is even better than book 1 if that is even possible! I loved the location setting for book 2. Ireland! *daydreams about sexy Irish guys momentarily* So yes sexy Irish guys with sexy Irish accents are included! (i mean how can you not already love this book). Christina’s writing still blows me away. This is her second book, but both are stand alone’s. I’d also like to talk book covers for a second, I absolutely lover her cover choices so major props to her artist!

And now for the story. She had me sucked in from page one! She mentions Adele and how it is Samantha’s outlet. Who doesn’t love Adele? Second I really love her character. Christina always makes her women in her books so well written. They are independent and while they fall in love, are still strong and don’t NEED the guy.

I’m still swooning over Devon here. Man I thought book 1 had a dreamy guy. Well Devon is just wow! She even writes in an Irish accent. Told ya great writing skills by her. You really can almost hear his voice in your mind as you read. The more you get to know Devon, the more you fall.

The supporting cast is well written too as they grow on you and actually contribute to the story versus just becoming background noise. The plot was amazing and keeps you flipping every page. I stayed for a good while reading this because i simply could not put it down. So again 5 stars from me. Also is there more of these books coming out soon? I NEED them.

Loving You with Teeth and Claws (Dead Things .5) by Martina McAtee book review

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Synopsis

Twenty-two-year-old alpha wolf, Isa McGowan, is busy. While most people her age are finishing college and starting their careers, Isa’s raising four pre-teens and running a restaurant. She doesn’t have time for dating, and she especially doesn’t have time for the lunatic standing on her porch, claiming to be her fiancé . . . no matter how pretty he is.

Wren Davies has a dangerous problem, and Isa is his solution. When he arrives in Belle Haven to explain his plight, the last thing he expects is a punch to the face. Instead of finding a politically savvy alpha with a large wolf pack, he meets a barely five-foot spitfire with a mess of kids, a mean right hook, and a million excuses why she’ll never honor their betrothal.

Now Wren has two problems…

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Review

*******Warning some spoilers ahead*********

This books keeps us entertained as Martina sticks to her tradition of telling a marvelous story in alternate character chapters. This book is her prequel to the Dead Things series. While you can read this as a prequel I suggest reading her other two first as by the time you pick this one up, you will have an even deeper love for our favorite Belladonna pack. Martina writes a wonderful introduction to her series with this prequel as we learn about the childhood of our favorite gang. We learn how Wren and Isa met, and just who and how a certain darkness in their lives came to be. This book shines out as Martina writes a masterful tale that not only shows us what love is but how it affects us. We see in this book that love can be beautiful, it can be harsh, scary, and how sometimes accepting it is the biggest challenge of all. This book is packed with action and suspense as we see just how cruel some can be and use their powers and strengths for evil while some use it for good. This book will make us face our own selves and ask how do we respond to those in need, how do we choose to love and when the time comes, will we stand up and fight for what is right or will we use our strengths for evil because sometimes it is easier to take the bad path. This book is so wonderfully written as Martina pulls you into her story and you can almost see, hear, touch, and taste the setting to this book. The characters and their interactions are so descriptively written that it feels like you personally know them. Martina makes your heart race as you turn each page quickly just to see how the pack turns out and if all will be alright. This book is super intriguing and I could not put it down. I read straight through, white knuckled, gripping every page till i reached it’s end. So, my conclusion is this:

A) Martina please write faster as my anticipation of the next book is growing everyday

B) Everyone should read this series as it is wonderfully written

C) This book gets a million stars from me

D) Did mention that Martina should write faster? Well I’m considering setting up a go fund me so she can retire from her day job and do nothing but write….and have i mentioned how great this book is yet?

 

If you would like to learn more about Martina you can so by clicking here

Here is my review links to her other works:

Book 1  (psst… did you know this book was put in the swag bag at THE GRAMMYS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?)

Book 2

Oh and did i mention she has a coloring book? Check it out here.