Thursday, May 9, 2019

RELEASE BLITZ - The Lying Hours by Sara Ney






ABRAHAM DAVIS—Honest Abe to his friends—IS IN OVER HIS HEAD...

He’s a fixer and a do good-er. The all-knowing, resident "grandfather" on the wrestling team who everyone relies on to fix their problems. His teammates go to him for everything; advice, homework, or when they need a sober driver at three in the morning--whether he likes it or not.

Abe’s current mission is easy: mend his roommates broken heart by helping him find a girlfriend on the LoveU app--without getting caught in the lie...

SKYLAR GABRIEL. IS. OVER. IT.

Over her bad grades. Over her meddling older brother and his two best friends. And over dating douchebags. What she wants to know is: where have all the nice guys gone?

She longs for a handsome, sweet, and honest guy who can make her laugh. In one last ditch effort to prove that he exists—Skylar turns to LoveU.

On her worst day, Skylar has no filter (it’s a miracle she hasn’t been ditched mid-date).
On her best, she’s as wholesome, and sweet, as pie.
On Thursday? She matches with Abraham Davis’s roommate.

Skylar Gabriel is falling for the wrong guy—she just doesn’t realize it yet.

Why?

BECAUSE ABE DAVIS IS A LIAR.




















Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.




Wednesday, May 8, 2019

NEW RELEASE- TOP SECRET BY SARINA BOWEN & ELLE KENNEDY


Bestselling authors Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy return with their first Male / Male romance in 3 years.

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LobsterShorts, 21
Jock. Secretly a science geek. Hot AF.



LobsterShorts: So. Here goes. For her birthday, my girlfriend wants…a threesome.


SinnerThree: Then you’ve come to the right hookup app.


LobsterShorts: Have you done this sort of thing before? With another guy?


SinnerThree: All the time. I'm an equal opportunity player. You?


LobsterShorts: [crickets!]



SinnerThree, 21
Finance major. Secretly a male dancer. Hot AF. 



SinnerThree: Well, I’m down if you are. My life is kind of a mess right now. School, work, family stress. Oh, and I live next door to the most annoying dude in the world. I need the distraction. Are you sure you want this?


LobsterShorts: I might want it a little more than I’m willing to admit.


SinnerThree: Hey, nothing wrong with pushing your boundaries...


LobsterShorts: Tell that to my control-freak father. Anyway. What if this threesome is awkward?


SinnerThree: Then it’s awkward. It’s not like we’ll ever have to see each other again. Right? Just promise you won’t fall in love with me.


LobsterShorts: Now wouldn’t that be life-changing...


Q&A about Top Secret:


Q: Have we met these characters before in another book?
A: No! These guys are brand new, and we can’t wait for you to meet them.



Q: Is this story MM? Or is it a MMF / MFM / menage?
A: This book is MM.



Q: Is this a love triangle story?
A: Not really. You’ll see.

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REVIEWED BY ADELE


Top Secret by Sarina Bowen/Elle Kennedy


I don’t read a lot of M/M books & this was my first college aged M/M so I was interested to see the difference the age would make to the story for me.


Keaton Hayworth III & his girlfriend Annika are the perfect couple, they appear to have everything, their families are beyond wealthy & they are the couple everyone wants to be. They have been together since high school were each other’s firsts & are best friends. So, when Annika tells Keaton for her 21st birthday present she wants a threesome with another boy although surprised at first, Keaton’s only too happy to set it up. 


Keaton is a pretty amazing character, he’s extremely likable, is on the football team, is loyal, funny & is open for any new experiences.


Luke Bailey is Keaton’s polar opposite & competition in the upcoming presidency of their frat house. Luke is a finance major has a full scholarship for college but is unsociable, un-trusting & absolutely broke. His Dad is out of the picture, his brother is a convicted felon & his Mum is indifferent to him. He’s only living at the frat house because his brother is out of prison & living at home isn’t an option for him so he works 2 jobs to pay for his rent & living costs.


Keaton uses a hook up app called Kink to find a possible third for Annika’s birthday present & ends up connecting online with someone a lot closer to home.


I absolutely loved watching the relationship build between Keaton & Luke & all the different emotions & hurdles they went through. 


“You’re a yellow lab.”
“I’m....what?”
“A dog. A big, happy dog chasing Frisbees on the beach with his pals. You’re a pack animal.”
I snort. “And you’re .....a pit ball?”
“Not even. I’m a tomcat in the alley’” he says. “Just passing through. No collar. Not very friendly. No good at catching Frisbees...”


I particularly liked the messages exchanged on Kink they were genius & hot!


The writing was exceptional I fell into the words & the story took over. I absolutely loved everything about this book it was so much more than I thought it would be.


I just want to point out the chapter titles they were very funny & summed up the particular chapter perfectly.


I thoroughly recommend this book, read it, I promise you won’t be disappointed!


5 Stars

*****

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Cover Reveal - The Lying Hours by Sara Ney














ABRAHAM DAVIS—Honest Abe to his friends—IS IN OVER HIS HEAD...

He’s a fixer and a do good-er. The all-knowing, resident "grandfather" on the wrestling team who everyone relies on to fix their problems. His teammates go to him for everything; advice, homework, or when they need a sober driver at three in the morning--whether he likes it or not.

Abe’s current mission is easy: mend his roommates broken heart by helping him find a girlfriend on the LoveU app--without getting caught in the lie...

SKYLAR GABRIEL. IS. OVER. IT.

Over her bad grades. Over her meddling older brother and his two best friends. And over dating douchebags. What she wants to know is: where have all the nice guys gone?

She longs for a handsome, sweet, and honest guy who can make her laugh. In one last ditch effort to prove that he exists—Skylar turns to LoveU.

On her worst day, Skylar has no filter (it’s a miracle she hasn’t been ditched mid-date).
On her best, she’s as wholesome, and sweet, as pie.
On Thursday? She matches with Abraham Davis’s roommate.

Skylar Gabriel is falling for the wrong guy—she just doesn’t realize it yet.

Why?

BECAUSE ABE DAVIS IS A LIAR.


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Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.



Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Review- The Girl He Used to Know- Tracey Garvis Graves


The Girl He Used to Know- Tracey Garvis Graves



Synopsis: 

Annika Rose likes being alone.
She feels lost in social situations, saying the wrong thing or acting the wrong way - she just can't read people. She prefers the quiet solitude of books or playing chess to being around others.
Apart from Jonathan. She liked being around him, but she hasn't seen him for ten years. Until now that is. And she's not sure he'll want to see her again after what happened all those years ago.

Annika Rose likes being alone.
Except that, actually, she doesn't like being alone at all.





4 Stars

The story opens with Annika and Jonathan bumping into each other at a grocery store and we learn they share a past, but we don't know the particulars of it, which is where the story takes us.

Annika and Jonathan meet in Chess Club during their senior year of college. They develop a friendship which turns into a romance. Annika has her issues, and we eventually figure out that she on the Autism spectrum. She's quite intelligent, but she has a hard time reading social cues and doesn't always have the "right" reaction to situations. Jonathan is quite understanding of Annika's quirks and actually loves her eccentricities. Their relationship grows and we eventually learn of the situation that broke them apart. Their break up is difficult for various reasons.

The story is told in intermixed chapters of their past and now present relationship. Jonathan is recovering from a messy divorce and he's not sure if he wants to try again with Annika, although we get the sense that he'd be more devastated if he lost Annika again. Annika is working hard to show Jonathan how she's changed over the years. I adored the way Jonathan admires Annika and all of her struggles. He knows that sometime she needs to work things out for herself and doesn't rush in to try and solve her problems for her. Annika proves herself in a big way towards the end.

I really quite enjoyed their journey. My only wish is that I would have had more of the "after".

Advance copy received courtesy of NetGalley and St. Martin's Press.
 



Monday, April 1, 2019

Review- Into This River I Drown- TJ Klune



Review- Into This River I Drown- TJ Klune


Blurb: Five years ago, Benji Green lost his beloved father, Big Eddie, who drowned when his truck crashed into a river. All called it an accident, but Benji thought it more. However, even years later, he is buried deep in his grief, throwing himself into taking over Big Eddie's convenience store in the small town of Roseland, Oregon. Surrounded by his mother and three aunts, he lives day by day, struggling to keep his head above water.
But Roseland is no ordinary place.
With ever-increasing dreams of his father's death and waking visions of feathers on the surface of a river, Benji's definition of reality is starting to bend. He thinks himself haunted, but whether by ghosts or memories, he can no longer tell. It's not until the impossible happens and a man falls from the sky and leaves the burning imprint of wings on the ground that he begins to understand that the world around him is more mysterious than he could have possibly imagined. It's also more dangerous, as forces beyond anyone's control are descending on Roseland, revealing long hidden truths about friends, family, and the man named Calliel who Benji is finding he can no longer live without.




5 Stars

So angsty, but yet so good. TJ has such a versatile writing style and I think for me, this was his most angst-ridden book I've read (and I've read almost all of them). It just seems like Benji is never going to catch break....and even at the end, we don't know if that will ever really hold true. But this book is also about hope and faith, in yourself, in a greater purpose and in those who you surround yourself with. Calliel is a bright beacon in this story, but even he has his moments of doubt. Nina is pure joy and she's a fierce little thing, too. I adored the people of Roseland (with a few exceptions) and I can only hope that their strength carries them through whatever may come their way.

And this cover...I just absolutely adore it.  It makes more sense after having read the book, but it's beautiful nonetheless!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

My Kind of Perfect ~ KL Jessop

Title: My Kind of Perfect
Author: K.L. Jessop
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 25, 2019
I, Adele Roberts, am a romance author, and it’s the most remarkable career in the world, until I lose myself in the depths of my characters’ love lives and realise theirs are way better than my own. 
Determined to find out if ‘Mr Perfect‘ exists, I do the one thing I never thought I would: I sign up for online dating. 
Yes, that’s right.
I can only imagine it’s a disaster waiting behind the click of a button—or is it?
Enter Drew Adams.
He’s hot, dreamy and exactly like the kind of heroes I write about in my books, which means he is too good to be true. 
Right?
Well, there’s only one way to find out...



Adele's looking for that perfect man and her friends are all too ready to assist. Rule #1: never let your friends assist you on an online dating service!!
Drew, owner of the bar/coffee shop where all her dates take place is privy to watching the train wreck happen right before his very eyes. Problem is, he wants to be her choice.
I'll start by saying this is the first I've read by this author, but it won't be the last! Cute, light-hearted, funny story. The characters were fun and lovable. Overall I give it 4 stars

5 Stars ➜ "This book gave me the best kind of whiplash as K.L. Jessop seamlessly bounced back and forth between pure comedy and enough heat to catch everything around you on fire with Drew and Adele’s story." ➜ The Red Hatter Book Blog
Kate has lived in South West England her entire life just on the edge of Dartmoor where the moorland goes on for days. It's beautiful, breath-taking and occasionally rather wet. 

She is a dyslexic author and finds things challenging which often leads to banging her head against the wall or searching for vodka. 
Kate loves anything creative, her college years were spent in the art room, she has numerous qualifications in advanced nail art and as well as writing her passion is photography.
She probably swears way more than she should. Her mum makes the best cupcakes in history, and she goes weak at the knees for a guy with a five o'clock shadow.
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Monday, March 18, 2019

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW - SPACE by Penny Reid

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Space, the second book in the all-new Laws of Physics Trilogy from Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid, is available now!

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One week.
Private cabin.
Famous physicist.
Still an unrepentant slacker.
What’s the worst that could happen?
Mona’s meticulously planned allotment of relaxation is thrown into chaos by the unscheduled appearance of her older brother’s band of friends, including the one person she'd hoped to never face again. Abram still makes her feel entirely too much, which is one of the reasons she disappeared after their one week together. But now, trapped on a mountain of snow and things unspoken, Mona will have to find a way to coexist with Abram, chaos and all.
Laws of Physics is the second trilogy in the Hypothesis series; Laws of Physics parts 1 (MOTION) & 2 (SPACE) end with a cliffhanger.
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Excerpt:

“Hi—hello,” she said, stepping forward but not out of the way, drawing my attention. She was still staring at me, her face still pale, but her eyes had turned searching instead of stunned. “I—” She stopped herself, swallowing, her gaze dropping to the front of my coat, a cute little frown furrowing her eyebrows. In the next moment, she was pulling off the glove of her right hand. Abruptly, she shoved the ungloved fingers toward me, returning her eyes to mine. “I’m Mona.” I suppressed my disbelief at her small action before it could break my outward mask of calm. I wasn’t calm. Just to be clear, I was the opposite of calm. The fact that she was introducing herself to me now meant that she thought I was too stupid to figure out her lies over the last two-and-a-half-fucking years. She was arguably one of the smartest people in the world, after all. To her, people like me must seem like housebroken pets. So it shouldn’t have surprised me. But it did. The tension and tightness around my ribs reappeared, squeezing uncomfortably. Dropping my attention to her bare hand, I pressed my lips into a tighter line, dismissing the way my pulse jumped at the sight of her wrist, the olive tone of her skin under the yellow string lights overhead. Glaring at her outstretched offering, I considered telling her to go to hell. I considered it, but I wouldn’t. I didn’t trust myself to speak, that was reason number one. The other reason was harder to explain, or use as a justification, or admit to myself. Staring at her hand, I braced against a sudden flare of hunger. She might consider me a lower life-form, but that didn’t change the fact that I wanted to touch her. I wanted to touch her more than I wanted to tell her to go to hell, and that was fucking pitiful. But there it was. Acting on the compulsion, I lifted my right hand and tugged off the ski glove, sliding my warm palm against her much colder one. Her hand felt good in my hand, the right weight, the right size, the right texture, and I inhaled freezing air. Mona also seemed to suck in a slow but expansive breath as our hands touched, held. This brought my eyes back to hers in time to see her lashes flutter. Pink colored her previously pale cheeks. The sound of the wailing wind, the sting of the air and frost momentarily melted away, leaving just her, her soft skin warming against mine, her beautiful face filling my vision. So beautiful. She really was. She was stunning. I hated that she was still so beautiful to me.
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AMY'S 4 STAR REVIEW

This story picks up several years after the conclusion of Motion. Mona has been back at work, doing all the things Mona does....and pining for Abram. Abram was "in the news" for quite and while and then dropped out of sight. He thinks he figured out what happened two years ago, but is also slightly wary that he's lost his mind just a bit.

Mona and Abram's reunion isn't all happiness and rainbows...at least not at first. Mona is still wanting to tell Abram everything, even though she suspects he knows at least part of the truth. Abram is pretty hard on Mona; he really doesn't listen to what she has to say because he's still battling against the hurt he felt two years ago.

What I really liked in this book is that we see Mona really starting to stand up for herself. She's becoming more self-aware and isn't just going to take what is given to her anymore. Her relationship with Lisa has improved, but the one with Leo seems a bit on the rocks...at least until she stands up to him.

While Mona and Abram have made a tentative connection here, only time can tell if they can last through the upcoming trials before them. Mona has some trust issues to work through (of her parents' design). And while this books also ends on a "cliffhanger" (although, not really in my opinion), it's only a short month until the final book releases.


Meet Penny Reid:
Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.
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