Monday, 22 May 2017

Black Dawn




Title: Black Dawn
Author: Mallory McCartney
Published: 14th February 2017
My Rating: 5/5
Recommend: YES
Synopsis:

The end of an Empire, The rise of a Queen

Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory's arrival she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne. 

With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

Some things are better left in the shadows.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review,

OMG! GUYS!!! How in the world do I explain myself to you without revealing anything? This book might have been a short read BUT it was so much more than that! I was on the edge of my bed the whole time I was reading this! Honestly some of the things that are revealed I did not expect.

Emory, Brokk and Memphis are childhood best friends. They all grew up together in the academy (we get to witness some sweet as well as foreshadowing moments leading up to the present), but what we aren't told in the beginning is what does Adair want? What is the secret behind the book?
When Adair kills Emory parents and destroys her kingdom, she comes to Memphis and Brokk for help so they whisk her away to Earth with all memories of her past forgotten, that is until she is abducted by Memphis and Brokk 6 years later.

OKAY SO BEFORE I CONTINUE WITH THIS REVIEW, I NEED TO WARN ALL OF YOU THAT BROKK IS MINE FOR THE TAKING. I CRIED LIKE A BABY WHEN HE WAS HURT. AND OH MALLORY KILLED MY HEART A LITTLE WHEN SECRETS FROM HIS PAST ARE REVEALED. AGAIN I REPEAT- BROKK IS MINE!!!! 

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Let's get back to the review shall we?

Brokk and Memphis are incredibly loyal to each other, the Academy, their rulers vision and to Emory. They do everything within they power to protect their kind and restore the kingdom to its once glory by the true heir, Emory. 

Brokk is what I guess you could describe as part-wolf (as he can transform in to it) but he also has the ability to travel back in time, specifically those that are connected to him. He is incredibly sweet and caring (I wish Mallory would enter me in the book I would gladly be his other half). Leader and second in command to Memphis, Brokk would do anything for those he deeply cares about.

Memphis has been in love forever with his best friend. Although he breaks from one relationship and sort of enters another, I didn't really like that but we are told he has been in love with Emory since they were kids. I truly did want to hate Memphis, I along with the other characters felt like everything he did was for himself really but I assume there is more to the story than meets the eye but he is dedicated and incredibly loyal.

Emory is a feisty one, I really love that about her. She grows in to her powers really quick with the help of Nyx (not sure how I feel about her). Even though she has not gained her memory fully she is willing to do whatever it takes to save her kingdom and her people. I have to be honest here, I really was hoping her romantic interest was someone else and I was rooting for him until that devastating secret is revealed. Now I know they can't be together but that doesn't mean he can't be with me right? XD.


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Monday, 15 May 2017

Wildflower Bay: Part One



Title: Wildflower Bay: Part One
Author: Rachael Lucas
Published: 19th May 2016
My Rating: 3/5
Recommend: Yes/No
Synopsis:

Isla's got the designer clothes and dream job as head stylist at the most exclusive salon in Edinburgh. The fact that she's been so single-minded in this quest that she's forgotten to have a life has completely passed her by - until disaster strikes. 
With her flaky flat mate AWOL and even her reliable old dad a bit distracted, Isla is out of options. 
Forced into a corner, she heads to the remote island of Auchenmor to help out her aunt who is in desperate need of an extra pair of hands at her salon.
Finn is thirty-five and reality has just hit him hard. Now his best friends are about to have a baby and everything is changing. When into his life walks Isla . . 

I am actually not so sure about this book, I am normally all in for these books however I kind of found Isla annoying at the same time as feeling sorry for her. I have to admit, I kind of hated Chantelle, I am not sure who fault is was for the colour mix up when Isla does Kat's hair but I do know in reality would a stylist honestly be sacked for this? I really did love when she sends those drunken texts to her though, I really did feel like giving her a punch. 

I felt really bad for Isla, she loses everything in what seems 24 hours even her flat mate who is supposed to be from a wealthy family kind of annoyed me because all she did was party not really caring about anything.

Luckily, her dad comes to the rescue although I found him kind of pushy and disliked when he made the decision for Isla to help her aunt at the island but maybe this is exactly what she needed and Finn.
We aren't really given much about their relationship except that he is a sculptor, his introduction scene is really funny, I really LOL!!!! *wipes tears from my eyes*. Not sure if I will continue with this series, I feel like I have already read this story before and it didn't really hook me in as I wanted it to.


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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Time to Win



Title: Time to Win
Author: Harry Brett 
Published: 27th April 2017
My Rating: 4/5
Recommend: YES!
Synopsis:


The first in an unmissable crime series from an exciting new voice in the genre - think Raymond Chandler meets The Sopranos in Great Yarmouth.

'The Godfather in Great Yarmouth' Ian Rankin

'A winner on all counts' Megan Abbott

When local crime boss Richard Goodwin is pulled from the river by his office it looks like suicide. But as his widow Tatiana feared, Rich collected enemies like poker chips, and half of Great Yarmouth's criminal fraternity would have had reason to kill him.

Realising how little she knows about the man she married, Tatty seeks to uncover the truth about Rich's death and take over the reins of the family business, overseeing a waterfront casino deal Rich hoped would put Yarmouth on the map. 

Out of the shadows at last, it is Tatty's time now, and she isn't going to let Rich's brother, or anyone else, stand in her way. But an American has been in town asking the right people the wrong questions, more bodies turn up, along with a brutal new gang. The stakes have never been higher. 

With her family to protect, and a business to run, Tatty soon learns that power comes with a price . . .



Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review

Oh wow, this is the kind of book that makes you question everything in the world and trust no one. And I do mean no one. This is anything unlike I have ever read and I loved every minute of it, I ended up reading this in one sitting.

After the demise of Rich, everything is in chaos, the business, the family, his friends and everything he worked towards. Everyone just seems to have their own agenda and only care about themselves, it is also intriguing the way Rich dies, your constantly left in 'how, what?' mode. Nothing seems to make sense but then it does...

Tatty really surprised me, I expected her to be one of those weak characters who really just cry all the time, that can be a little off putting. But she is nothing like that, she is strong, hot headed, resilient, stubborn and really finds herself after Rich dies. There are a lot of things she doesn't know about her husband Rich, but she really rises up to the situation to take care of things and her family.

Another character that really I adored was Frank, I really admire people who are incredibly loyal even after the person dies, it is not a very easy thing to do so I have great respect for people who do it. He might seem big and intimidating for his size, but he really does care and would do anything for those he loves.

The plot takes an interesting twist as Rich is shown to be playing the game, knowing how to bend the rules and where to avoid any suspicions whilst also gaining his own advantage. He is involved in every crime possible; drug dealing, money laundering, fraud etc. Everything becomes a problem once he dies and secrets come to the surface. The pace was a little slow at the beginning, but you get quite hooked in to the story early on (Ben and Sam are exceptional characters and I love their support for their mother Tatty- both of them are awesome).

I have never read any of Brett's books before, but I completely fell in love with his style of writing. I love how equally dark and alluring the cover as well as the story is, it is mysterious but it grabs you by the throat and compels you to finish the story.

Time to Win is a dark compelling story that once you start reading you can't put it down, it is exceptional in captivating its audience with its twisted tale and ruthless characters. 


Until next time my friends! :)

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The Rattled Bones



"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Title: The Rattled Bones
Author: S.M Parker
Series: N/A
Release Date: 22nd August 2017
Synopsis:

Unearthing years of buried secrets, Rilla Brae is haunted by ghostly visions tied to the tainted history of a mysterious island in this haunting novel from the author of The Girl Who Fell.

Maine-bred, independent Rilla Brae is no stranger to the deep. She knows the rhythms of hard work and harder seas. But when she experiences the sudden death of her father, the veil between the living and the dead blurs and she begins to be haunted by a girl on a nearby, uninhabited island. The girl floats a song over the waves, and it is as beautiful as it is terrifying. Familiar and distant.

Then Rilla meets Sam, a University of Southern Maine archeology student tasked with excavating the very island where the ghostly girl has appeared. Sam sifts the earth looking for the cultural remains of an island people who were forcibly evicted by the state nearly a hundred years ago. Sam tells Rilla the island has a history no locals talk about—if they know about it at all—due to the shame the events brought to the working waterfront community. All Rilla knows for sure is that the island has always been there—an eerie presence anchored in the stormy sea. Now Sam’s work and the ghostly girl’s song lure Rilla to the island’s shores.

As Rilla helps Sam to unearth the island’s many secrets, Rilla’s visions grow—until the two discover a tragedy kept silent for years. And it’s a tragedy that has everything to do with Rilla’s past.



GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS YET????? I am in LOVE WITH THIS COVER!!!! What do you think?


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Monday, 8 May 2017

After Hello



Title: After Hello
Author: Mhairi McFarlane
Published: 26th January 2017
My Rating: 4/5
Recommend: 
Synopsis:


A short story sequel to the bestselling romcom You Had Me At Hello!
In You Had Me At Hello, the one who got away came back… but what happened next?
Together, apart and then back together again, Rachel and Ben had a rollercoaster ride to get here. But now happily in love and partners in crime once more, it feels like it’s all been worth it.
But when a face from the past reappears, misunderstandings come between them once more.
Can they hold on to their happy ever after?


This book was so good, it had everything I wanted and never expected. It had romance, sweet scenes, laughter, jealousy, rivalry, tears and heartbreak. I feel like this book is a lot like Love Rosie by Cecelia Ahern. 

I really should have read, You Had Me at Hello first before reading this book, again I could see some similarities with Love, Rosie ( I really need to read this book, it's been a while since I read this).

Ben and Rachel don't have it easy in this book, if anything certain incidents happen that threaten to tear them apart. And I don't really blame Rachel for feeling jealous or suspicious of Ben, she can't help but think like that especially when she tries to confront him and all he does either ignore her suspicions or tells her judgment of character is wrong. There are secondary characters in this book that play a part in all of this, Owen and Esther. I wonder if Esther really is Ben's ex-wife? Owen is a little creepy too since he lies and seems to have a crush on Rachel.

I really loved her friends Caroline and Mindy (she is my fav because she is more like me, haha), they are some of the smartest you can ever meet, they always try to steer Rachel in the right way.

Ben and Rachel's chemistry is undeniable, it is hard not to fall in love with this pair. I have to admire Ben, he is strong, intelligent, caring and very understanding. They really do balance each other out with their flaws. 


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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Spotlight: Remnants



Hey guys, today I am spotlighting a mystery book that I think you guys will enjoy, let me know what you think! I have been meaning to do this for a while now, but as you know sometimes life happens and things just go on the back burner for a while (is that even a correct figure of speech?) I have no idea!




Title: Remnants 
Author: Carolyn Arnold 
Publication: 11th April 2017
Synopsis:



All that remains are whispers of the past…

When multiple body parts are recovered from the Little Ogeechee River in Savannah, Georgia, local law enforcement calls in FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and his team to investigate. But with the remains pointing to three separate victims, this isn’t proving to be an open-and-shut case.

With no quick means of identifying the deceased, building a profile of this serial killer is more challenging than usual. How are these targets being selected? Why are their limbs being severed and their bodies mutilated? And what is it about them that is triggering this person to murder?

The questions compound as the body count continues to rise, and when a torso painted blue and missing its heart is found, the case takes an even darker turn. But this is only the beginning, and these new leads draw the FBI into a creepy psychological nightmare. One thing is clear, though: The killing isn’t going to stop until they figure it all out. And they are running out of time…





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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Ever the Brave


"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Ever The Brave
Author: Erin Summeril
Series: Clash of the Kingdoms #2
Release Date: 5th December 2017
Synopsis:

Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave.
After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she'd like to, and now he's insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost.

The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.
 






AHHHH!!! I only saw this cover only a few days ago and I had to immediately include this in my tbr. I just love the cover!!! Don't you???

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Monday, 1 May 2017

Swept Away



Title: Swept Away 
Author: Penny Parkes
Published: 9th February 2017
My Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes
Synopsis:


The residents of Larkford are having an eventful evening! A feel-good short story for fans of Katie Fforde, Gervaise Phinn and Milly Johnson





What a delight to read, I really love how everyone comes together in this story. Holly and her new hot boyfriend Taffy have special arrangement for Valentines day, spending the day alone together is all these Doc's can ask for. Unfortunately this doesn't go to plan. Barry decides to hold a special birthday party for Elsie (fourth twenty - first) and requires the help from Holly and Taffy to invite all of her dearest and closest friends (wouldn't you love that, if you were 84 years old and someone would surprise you like that?)

When the river starts flooding the town, the whole of Larkford get together and help one another in their time of need. It is shown (often in small towns where everyone knows everyone) the people of Larkford are a close knit community. I really loved seeing how the two doctors go around making sure everyone is okay and checking in their patients. 

I also loved the bonding between Holly and Taffy although nothing went to plan they still came through with putting their duties first.


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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Heartless



Yooooo!!! Peeps!! What's up??? I feel like it has been forever since I was at home, and blogging is home for me? You know why??? Because of THE BOOKS OF COURSE!!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜ŒπŸ˜ŒπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜. I need to get in to a proper routine, I feel like a wreck after starting a new job and being at work when most people are asleep!!! YIKES! BUT I WILL SUCCEED!!!


Title: Heartless
Author: Marissa Meyer
Published: 8th November 2016
My Rating: 3/5
Recommend: Yes
Synopsis:

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
 



Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review

I have too many emotions for this book, if I should be totally honest with myself I could not bring myself to even think about this review let alone write it. I am still feeling the after effects of this book hours later....

One thing I never realised about this book (unsure how I never noticed) was that it was a retelling of Alice in the Wonderland. Can you believe this? I have also never read a Alice in the Wonderland retelling before, this being my first retelling, both my brain and heart have no idea how to feel about this book. I had a lot of issues at the beginning of the book, for one I was really finding it hard to get in to the story. 

My main problem was with Cath and at her inability to speak up for herself and being fatalistic about her own fate. That really got on my nerves, I found myself constantly fuming. I was ready to unleash my wrath on her parents, specifically her mother. She thought she knew best for daughter's happiness when clearly she didn't? And her father? He who is supposed to protect and cherish her. He wouldn't hear the end of it, always acting like being wrapped around his wife's fingers, only dancing to her tunes. 

One thing I am glad though, I felt like it finally took like ageeeessss before Cath finally lived up to the character I always knew she would be. She went from being told what to do to telling other people what to do. It is a shame that it took a deep tragedy for her to only realise and act upon it. Cath's lack of thoughtfulness for the consequences got on my nerves a lot. If she is being told that if you make this decision this is what will happen, which sane person would that? Especially after Hatter repeatedly is warning her of the dire consequences!!! LIKE WHAT THE HELL CATH!!! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING???????

The only person that made this whole story worth it was Jest, my poor baby. I cannot even think about him without crying. WHY?????? I love him so much, he made everything in this story bearable. I read it only for you Jest, only to know you and have my heart taken from me willingly. 

On a side note, I did a buddy read with Amy ( A Magical World of Words) so please go and check out her review here


Until then amigos! 

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Monday, 24 April 2017

The Indecent Proposal


Title: The Indecent Proposal
Author: Louise Marley 
Published: 18th June 2014
My Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes/No
Synopsis:


When Megan sees a photo of her rock star boyfriend Ryan with another girl, she dumps him and heads off to Sorrento on holiday. Unfortunately Ryan’s had exactly the same idea… 

The Indecent Proposal is an 8,000 word short story which should take about thirty minutes to read. It is a romantic comedy.





Awww...what a short sweet story. My only complaint is I wish it was longer or at least tell us a little bit more about what happens to Megan and Ryan.

Megan is writer, she just so happens to stumble on one picture of Ryan with a girl and then turns in to a frenzy, she believes every gossip site and news instead of talking to Ryan (thinking that he had cheated on her). Ryan I was surprised to find out is actually very sweet, he loves Megan with all his heart and tries to win her back.

Unknown to both of them, Gina sets them both up in her hometown in Sorrento, obviously Megan has no idea of this. I really loved Gina and Luca, they were both level headed, strong and how good friends supposed to be. Luca oozes with hotness and Gina oozes with beauty and confidence. 

Although I was pleased with the ending, I would have liked a bit more twists and turns to have happened. I felt like this was a bit too easy for them just to end up together engaged, I did feel sorry for Ryan when Megan would just ignore him but I also felt the need that he needed to do more.


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Monday, 17 April 2017

When First They Met



Title: When First They Met
Author: Debbie Macomber 
Published: 18th July 2015
My Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes/No
Synopsis:

Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street and Cedar Cove series have won thousands of fans, thanks to her signature blend of heartfelt romance, delightful humor, and warm wisdom. Now, in this original short story available exclusively as an eBook, Macomber shares a sneak peek into her new series set in Cedar Cove, which features Jo Marie, before she becomes the owner of the beloved Rose Harbor Inn.
 
From the moment Jo Marie sits next to Paul inside the Seattle Seahawks’ stadium, she feels a spark. Paul’s striking blue eyes and kind smile tell her that he’s someone special—different from any man she’s met before. When they strike up a conversation, Jo Marie and Paul realize how much they have in common, yet there’s one thing keeping them from a fairy-tale ending: Paul is in the military and will ship out of Seattle within the next six weeks. As Jo Marie wonders if she should once again open her heart, she decides that, no matter the stakes, she can’t forgo her chance at true love.
 
Includes an excerpt from Debbie Macomber's Last One Home.


Hmm..I am not sure how I feel about this book, I actually fell in love with both Jo and Paul. For both of them it is love at first sight, they have this instant chemistry just with their eyes connecting with one another.

I love how confident Paul is, he isn't afraid to go after what he wants. He is kind, compassionate, caring and funny. It is actually quite surprising how alike Jo and Paul are. Jo never believed she would fall in love, let alone marry but that all changes when she meets Paul. I really loved learning them learning about each other and before you know one thing leads to another. Unfortunately for Jo, Paul is in the military which limits how much time they can spend with each other but their love for each other never wavers. 

It was the ending that did it for me although it is a happy one, when I turned the page and saw the synopsis for the next book it broke my heart. After throughly enjoying this short book, I was devastated to find out what happens to Paul. I was originally going to continue with reading this series but now I am not so sure. I really loved Paul.

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Monday, 10 April 2017

Three Men and a Maybe


Title: Three Men and a Maybe 
Author: Katy Lovell
Published: 9th December 2016
My Rating: 3/5
Recommend: Yes/No
Synopsis:


A free short story…the perfect treat for yourself this Christmas 
It’s the age-old saying. You wait all day for a bus, and then three come along at once. But proposals? That’s just ridiculous. And yet, on New Year’s Eve, as the countdown finishes and the whole pub erupts in celebrations, Cerys finds herself staring at her ex-fiancΓ©, Ricky. Who just so happens to be kneeling on the floor, ring in hand, asking her to marry him. Again.
And if that weren’t enough, hot barman Angelo, and longtime friend Huw also decide to pop the question. At the exact same time.
Three men, two real contenders, but just one choice. What on earth will she do?


Honestly when I first got this book I really thought it was similar to Three Men and a baby, not maybe (honest mistake right?) but when I started reading it, I obviously found out that it has nothing to do with a baby more like one girl and three proposals. This should be a lesson for me to learn for next time reading the synopsis carefully. 

Cerys is not looking forward to new year, but she is dragged along to a bar with her friends anyways. Unknown to her, she finds herself with three guys asking for her hand but the question remains who will she choose? Her ex fiancΓ©, one of her best friends or Angelo the barman?

This takes place in three different points of her life; it tells of her life when she was engaged to Ricky and how because of his actions it destroyed their relationship, Huw who has always been her best friend and protector (she secretly had a crush on him when they were younger) and how she meets Angelo. In the end, I was surprised with her choice but I can say she made the right one (one that ends with a maybe). Like Cerys every girl deserves to be with someone who treats them right and like a queen.

A great, short read.

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Monday, 3 April 2017

Birthday Blaze



Title: Birthday Blaze
Author: Kacey Shea
Published: 5th December 2016
My Rating: 3/5
Recommend: Yes/No
Synopsis:

Brennan O’Shea might be every woman’s dream. 
Gorgeous. 
Single. 
Built like a tank and inked to perfection.
A fireman. Really, what else is there?
Yeah, he’s a fantasy brought to life if only it weren’t for one little problem. Okay, it’s a big one. He can’t talk to women. The more attractive the lady, the more words fail him. And his beautiful, friendly neighbor Jenny has Brennan lusting for more than chatty banter. Will a birthday wish give him a shot with the woman he wants? Or will his hopes go up in flames?

Birthday Blaze originally appeared in the Amazon bestselling charity anthology Hook & Ladder 69. This short story is a fun, sexy read that showcases Kacey’s humorous story-telling and colorful characters.




Brennan has everything, good looks, hot body and good job but one thing he lacks is the girl he is in love with. He never seems to be able to coherently say one sentence in front of her. I found this very amusing since most guys would ooze with confidence but then again this goes to show you should never judge a book by its cover.

I loved his relationship with his sister Emily, it was sooooo open and I do mean way open she literally had no filter or any boundaries but that is what I loved most about her. It brought a little humour to the book.

Brennan finally decides to take charge on his birthday with a romantic dinner with Jenny, things don't go to plan as an ex girl friend decides to pay him a visit (she really just doesn't any hints does she?).

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Saturday, 1 April 2017

The Animal Under the Fur


Title: The Animal Under the Fur
Author: E.J. Mellow
Published: 30th March 2017
My Rating: 5/5
Recommend: Hell yeah!
Synopsis:

From award-winning author E. J. Mellow comes an action romance dripping with vengeful delight.

Orphaned on the streets as a baby, Nashville Brown, a.k.a Kill Operative 3, knows better than to rely on anyone. With heightened senses and superhuman strength to survive, she’s been raised as the perfect assassin.

The trick to her success? Keeping everyone, even her best friend, at arm’s length.

Losing his entire family in the span of a year, Carter Smith left his ability to love buried deep in their graves. His only concerns now are completing his missions and effortlessly charming the next temptress to warm his bed.

The key to his accomplishments? Working alone mixed with a Casanova smile.

But when a deadly weapon needs to be stopped from falling into the wrong hands, the lone wolves find themselves thrown into an explosive partnership. Can Carter and 3 lower their guns aimed at one another long enough to succeed, or will their unwillingness to compromise end up destroying more than their perfect records? Whatever their differences, both agree on one thing—in the game of lies and deceit, the line between friend and foe is often blurred by blood splatter.

The Animal Under The Fur is a hate-to-loath-to-love standalone novel filled with savagery, secrets, and enough angst to wrinkle the pages you’ll find gripped in your hands.




Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review

O-M-G, GUYS!!!!!!!!

This book was soooooo goooooood, like unbelievably good and I don't know how to express how much I loved it.

Nashville and Carter find themselves working together when they both are sent on the same mission in China, with the lack of communication from their agents they both almost ruin their mission because of it. As fate would have it, they are both destined to see each other again and instantly hate one another. They are both extremely competitive and the top agents in their game, with their winning streak they have the tendency to get in to constant hand to hand combat and be at each other's throats. 

Nashville, who is A+ has super abilities that exceed those from the average human, this makes her one of the best assassins in the business. She is super feisty, has a short temper, incredibly loyal and her apathy when she goes in for the kill is astonishing. I adore her for being able to change persona's and mask her emotions keeping the other person constantly on edge. She finally meets her match in the form of 6ft 3, tall and handsome Carter....

Carter is the epitome of perfection with green eyes that make you want to just drown in them, he is the total opposite of 3. Whereas, Nashville is rigid, professional and gets the job done asap, Carter likes to enjoy his time and knows how to fun whilst doing his job. Carter and 3 are constantly bickering and their banter just wants to grab some popcorn and watch it all day.

I can't decide who I loved more, Carter or Nashville A.K.A 3. I really enjoyed reading the romance that started to brewing between them and what I loved most about it was it was not instant love. It was more like hating, arguing, fighting, then more fighting. And then learning to trust and respect each other through their mission. And when they did finally kiss oh boy was it worth it, if only someone like Carter would sweep me in to his arms like that! *swoons*.

What is even more astonishing was how much I loved the writing and plot, if I thought I loved the author's previous work, I am even more impressed with her work now, I am totally her fan. This book has everything in it; intense scenes, romance, kissing, suspense, kick ass heroine who takes no crap from anyone, hot swoon worthy characters and love. What more do you want?


YOU GUYS NEED TO GO AND CHECK THIS BOOK OUT, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: A Fiendish Agreement




"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



Title: A Fiendish Arrangement
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding
Release Date: 5th September 2017
Synopsis:


"I would say it's a pleasure to meet thee, Prosperity Oceanus Redding, but truly, I only anticipate the delights of destroying thy happiness."

Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history — that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper's great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made — and then broke — a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, four-thousand-year-old Alastor isn't exactly the forgiving type. 

The fiend has reawakened with one purpose — to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend, who delights in tormenting him with nasty insults and constant attempts trick him into a contract. Yeah, Prosper will take his future without a side of eternal servitude, thanks.

Little does Prosper know, the malefactor's control over his body grows stronger with each passing night, and there's a lot Alastor isn't telling his dim-witted (but admittedly strong-willed) human host. 

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a tale of betrayal and revenge, of old hurts passed down from generation to generation. Can you ever fully right a wrong, ever truly escape your history? Or will Prosper and Alastor be doomed to repeat it?






O-M-G!!!!! Have you seen this cover art? Yes I know it is not the final cover art, but oh my word I love it anyways. I totally love reading children's books simply because I love to, I can then give it to my niece and nephew to read since they also love reading!


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Monday, 27 March 2017

Until I See You Again


Title: Until I See You Again
Author: Joshua Cole
Published: 12th February 2015
My Rating: 3/5
Recommend: Yes
Synopsis:

Recently divorced, Amy isn’t looking for another relationship. Then she runs into handsome, gregarious Michael, a friend of the family whom she hasn’t seen in years. Will this chance encounter finally lead to the love Amy has wanted all of her life? Download this short-story today to find out!







This was a very short story about Amy and Michael who meet after so many years at a convention centre, there is that instant reconnection again. 

Amy who is recently divorced from Robert has a son name Tyler. Tyler is apple of his mothers eye and Amy is constantly worried about Robert not looking after their son properly, she is tempted to call him and see how he is doing. Knowing Robert though he loves his job more than her. Then enters Michael, Robert's good friend. He stops coming by one day and just disappears until now.

I really enjoyed the instant chemistry between Amy and Michael, they have secretly had a crush for each other over the last few years so I am glad they finally get together. It was sweet to see them enjoying one another's company and reminiscing about their past.

There isn't really much I can comment on since this was s short story with about 3 chapters but I didn't like where it ended. I wanted to know more about their relationship. Would they end up married? What does Tyler think? I guess I will never know...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Traitor's Kiss


"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Title: The Traitor's Kiss
Author: Erin Beaty
Series: Traitor's Trilogy
Release Date: 9th May 2017
Synopsis:

An obstinate girl who will not be married. 
A soldier desperate to prove himself. 
A kingdom on the brink of war.

With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls―and on the soldiers escorting them.

As the girls' military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust―and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.






O.M.G WOOOOOOOOOAAAHHHHHHH!!! Is this a beauty or what??? I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS TO RELEASE!!!



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