Thursday, 25 August 2016

Review ~ Don't Let Me Fall by Briana Pacheco

Don't Let Me Fall
ebook downloaded via Amazon for free.

Release Date: December 4th 2014

Publisher: Self-published

Description:
I don't want to be here.

When you lose the one person that was your whole life, you'll understand. For me, it was my best friend, Alice. We spent every second of every day together. We planned a life. I was actually living. I was happy.

Now, it's just gone.

And I'm still here. Lonely. A tatted up body with an empty soul.

Getting inside of my head won't be pretty. I'm warning you now that you won't like me. I hate people besides my family. I hate everything around me. I just want to be alone. And I HATE how Logan Mercer doesn't understand that. He's everywhere; getting inside of my head, kissing me when he shouldn't be, messing everything up, and trying to get me to open up. He's making me crazier than I already am. Why do I need to talk about my life? Why does he even care?

Why doesn't anyone understand that I don't want to get attached to people? I don't want to get fixed.

I want to be alone.

I want to be free.

I want to fly.

My name is Rebeckah Lennox and this is my story...of how I fell.

My Opinion

I downloaded book while it was free. To be completely honest, I've had it sitting on my Kindle long enough to forget what it was about. Therefore, I went into reading this blind. I've never heard of this author before and I knew nothing about the story so I had no idea what I was in for.

What I got was a pleasant surprise. The book is well written and kept me hooked. It's a darker read--which doesn't bother me--but there is a growing sense of light and hope in it. It deals with sensitive topics such as suicide and I thought the author dealt with the topic well. Becka felt like a character on the edge. It didn't feel stereotypical or over dramatic, she felt broken and in pieces ... like she had no other options. She's been through a lot and I thought she was a believable character.

I won't say too much about the plot as there are some twists. I will admit I figured out so of the main ones early on, but I won't ruin anything for anyone in case you don't. This book is better left to unfold as you read it.


Overall, a gripping read. It's the first by this author for me, but I'll no doubt pause the next time I see her name.

4

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Review ~ Fear of Falling (Fearless, #1) by S.L. Jennings

Fear of Falling (Fearless, #1)
ebook downloaded for free via Amazon.

Release Date: July 18th 2013

Publisher: Self-published

Description:
I can’t remember the last time I felt completely safe. Security seemed more like a luxury to me, reserved for those who were fortunate enough to have picture perfect childhoods. For those who didn’t bear the ugly scars that keep me bound in constant, debilitating fear. I’ve run from that fear my entire life. But when I met him, for once, I couldn’t run anymore.

He scared the hell out of me in a way that excited every fiber of my being. It wasn’t the tattoos or the piercings. It wasn’t the warmth that seemed to radiate from his frame and blanket me whenever he was near. It was just…him. The scary beautiful man that threatened to alter 23 years of routine and rituals, and make me face my crippling fear.

My name is Kami and I am constantly afraid. And the thing that scares me the most is the very thing I want.

My Opinion

Fear of Falling introduced me to another new author. It was a book I downloaded for free purely based on the cover. I've had it on my Kindle for months so I had to idea what it was about, but it was an emotional read that I couldn't put down.

This book deals with tough subjects such as domestic violence. Kami has been broken by the abuse inflicted upon her by her father and she's barely hanging on. She has a good support system in Dom and Angel, but she views herself as unlovable. This poses the main conflict in the book when Blaine is introduced. He's tasked with breaking through Kami's walls, but in the end it might not be enough.

At times this book was uncomfortable to read. But that's because it detailed harsh truths. The author didn't sugar coat anything and I felt for Kami. I loved Blaine for sticking by her, and he's the guy you cheer on. I wanted them both to overcome everything.


Overall, a moving read. It's a little slow in places, which is why I didn't give it a 5, but the majority of the book is well written and the story held my interest.

4

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Review ~ Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens

Furious Rush
eARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: August 23rd 2016

Publisher: Forever 

Description:
Too fast, too furious-and way too hot to handle . . .
Mackenzie Cox has a lot to prove. Daughter of a racing legend, she is eager to show the world that she has inherited her father's talent in the male-dominated sport of professional motorcycle racing. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team's newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Plucked from the world of illegal street racing, Hayden immediately gets under Kenzie's skin. His insinuations that Kenzie is a spoiled princess who was handed her career fuels her desire to win, and much to her surprise, Kenzie soon learns she performs better when she's racing against Hayden.

As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy between them off the track shifts into an intense--and strictly forbidden--attraction. The only rule between their two ultra-competitive teams is zero contact. Kenzie always does her best to play by the rules, but when her team slips into a financial crisis, she has no choice but to turn to Hayden for help. The tension simmers during their secret, late-night rendezvous, but Kenzie has too much to lose to give in to her desires. Especially when she begins to doubt that Hayden has completely left his street life behind...

My Opinion

This is another new author to me. I was drawn to Furious Rush because of the racing element. The fact it deals with bikes rather than cars--which is what I'm used to--made it more interesting. Also, the idea of a female competing alongside the men intrigued me. Since this generally doesn't happen in racing, it made me curious.

Furious Rush kept me hooked the whole way through. The emotion and excitement combined with the sport and romance were great. I could feel the sparks between Hayden and Kenzie, and the forbidden nature of their relationship added another dynamic that only fuelled the heat between them.

As for the story, once again the forbidden quality of street racing added to the excitement. I loved the racing and the romance. I did wish some of it could be sped up as a few parts dragged on, but that's only minor. I'm also assuming this is the start of a series because not everything it sewn up in the end.


Overall, a great read. I'll definitely be looking out for more by this author.

4

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Review ~ Hitched: Volume Three (Imperfect Love #3) by Kendall Ryan

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Hitched 3

I’ve ruined everything.

I’ve broken the cardinal rule and fallen in love with my fake wife, and then I went and did the worst thing a husband can do.

Winning her back will be nearly impossible, but I’ve never backed down from a challenge before and I’m sure as hell not about to start now. Olivia will be mine, and I can’t wait to put a bun in her oven.

You won’t want to miss the final installment in Noah and Olivia’s love story, and especially the way this over-the-top alpha male wins over his bride once and for all.

This is the third and final volume in the story.

   

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Review

A great end to a real enjoyable series. It wraps everything up satisfyingly, and I'm sad to not hear more about Noah and Olivia.

This series has left me eager for more after every book. They're quick, fun, steamy reads that just make you feel good. I've loved travelling the journey with the characters and I didn't want it to end.

Overall, I'd definitely recommend these books, and I hope Noah and Olivia appear in Sterling's book.


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Marry the girl I’ve had a crush on my whole life? Check. Inherit a hundred-billion-dollar company? Check. Produce an heir… Wait, what? I have ninety days to knock up my brand-new fake wife. There’s only one problem—she hates my guts. And in the fine print of the contract? The requirement that we produce an heir. She can’t stand to be in the same room with me. Says she’ll never be in my bed. But I’ve never backed down from a challenge and I’m not about to start now. Mark my words—I’ll have her begging for me, and it won’t take ninety days. On the heels of her smash hit and New York Times bestselling SCREWED series, Kendall Ryan brings you HITCHED, a romantic comedy that delivers heart and heat. A NYC playboy turned business mogul has ninety days to win over the woman he's always desired in order to save his father's company. One tiny problem: She hates his guts.  
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Arranged marriage? Check. Cocky new husband? Check. It's a marriage of convenience—one I’m determined to keep strictly professional. I can't be stupid enough to fall for this sexy playboy's charm or advances. I have to be strong, even if he is my husband. Except he has a huge cock with an even bigger ego, and his main goal in life seems to be getting me to stroke both. The arrogant bastard is like sweet, sugary candy for my libido. I know he’s bad for me. But I want to devour every wicked inch of him. With his sexual prowess and experience, I know he’ll be explosive in the bedroom. And since we’re stuck together for the foreseeable future—keeping up this marriage charade long enough to turn the company profitable again—I deserve something to look forward to at the end of a long workday, right? What could one little taste hurt? This is volume 2 in the Imperfect Love series.   Amazon | Amazon UK | iBooks | Nook | Kobo       fake husband black        

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Review ~ Deceitful Choices by C.A. Harms

Title: Deceitful Choices
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: August 2, 2016

Some lies you just can’t come back from. 
The damage is too deep. 
The effects are too strong, and the path they lead you on can be devastating. 
One lie only led to another as Lindsay tried to be someone she wasn’t. She wanted just one moment to pretend she didn’t live the life she had been cursed with. 
She wanted to live without regret. 
Live for the moment. 
She wanted to laugh and smile without feeling as if at any moment something or someone would corrupt that happiness. But all lies have a way of resurfacing. Those deceitful words can come back to haunt you, leaving you as the one heartbroken and alone. 
Zack had taken a trip with a fellow Navy SEAL. Just a weekend away to regroup. Never had he intended to find the girl who would jumpstart his heart. 
Only then to destroy it. 
But the shattered pieces of his trust weren’t the only things he left behind when he walked away from Lindsay. There was now an innocent life that had been thrown in to the mix. 
But Lindsay wasn’t the only one who lied... 
The odds were stacked against them. There was someone doing everything they could to keep them apart. 
But when the truth is told, and those secrets are revealed, they must decide if they have what it takes… 
To survive the deceit.


Review

I have read quite a few books by this author over the last few months so of course I had to sign up to read Deceitful Choices. It came just at the right time when I was looking for a military romance.

I will admit, I didn't think I was going to like this book when I started it. There is a lot of info dumped on you at the start and it makes for slow reading. However, since I've loved books by this author in the past I stuck with it.

In the end I'm glad I did because once I got past the first few chapters I fell into the author's world and easy style of writing again.

Deceitful Choice was an easy, simple read. It's a heartwarming story that fills you with love. It doesn't delve into details too much, and flows pretty quickly, but I enjoyed it.

Overall, I'd definitely recommend it. Stick with it past the first few chapters and it'll be worth it.

4


C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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