Thursday, July 27, 2017

New Review! Filthy by Michelle Horst 4.5 Cranky Stars

Filthy, A Stand Alone Damaged Romance #2Filthy, A Stand Alone Damaged Romance #2 by Michelle Horst
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Cranky Stars

I've read this book in its early inception when it was titled Saved by Him and I loved it then and liked it even more with all the extras.

As a child born into sexual slavery she has seen and done some of the most vile things. She's trying to make sense of her new world and as the saying goes old habits die hard.Sophia is trying to cope with life now that she isn't a slave. She will do anything to stay relevant and alive and becomes quickly enamored by her savior Adam.

Adams life started out with so much promise. As a Marine he went out and served his country but that country turned it's back on him when he needed it the most. He was struggling to survive on the streets and that's when River came into his life and gave him a purpose. Of all the slaves he has helped save he has a certain attraction to Sophia. He knows this isn't the best of ideas and tries to distance himself.

This book is two broken wounded people finding the good in themselves and most of all finding love. It's not rainbows and puppies it's pure and gritty and dirty. This new take on the book gives you so much more insight into what makes Sophia and Adam tick. This is a must read for fans of Michelle Horst and lovers of dark books.

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New Review! Sweat by Rebecca Jenshak 4 Cranky Stars

SWEAT (Sweetbriar Lake, #1)SWEAT by Rebecca Jenshak
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Cranky Stars

Ella had her life planned out. She was that kind of girl. Make partner and have a family were in her immediate plans until Brock walked all over her heart. She heads back to where her parents live in Sweetbriar to reset and give Brock some space. She never thought she'd want to stay in this tiny town forever until she laid eyes on Ryan.

Ryan had a budding football career until an accident altered his plans. He goes back to his hometown of Sweetbriar. He realizes he likes helping people get in shape and stay healthy and opens a gym. He has it all or so he thinks. When a beautiful red head steps into his office he begins to question all he has.

This book was truly a sweet romantic read. Not a lot of drama and angst. The chemistry between Ryan and Elle was electric. With an amazing supporting group of friends I can see this story being carried far.

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New Review! The Truth About Porn Star Boyfriends by Sunniva Dee 5 Cranky Stars

The Truth about Porn Star BoyfriendsThe Truth about Porn Star Boyfriends by Sunniva Dee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

Let's all sit around and have a talk. What if you met the perfect man? I mean writes you random word poetry, beautiful flowers and always has a sweet compliment on hand. You'd think something is wrong like maybe an extra two toes or he hates puppies. Well Savannah thinks Ciro is perfect but surely something is amiss.

Savannah is the girl who lives by the status quo. Get up and work her 3 jobs and take care of her mom. A mom who needs more supervision than a wayward out of control teenager. She lives with several other people who are very important to her daily life. On the day Ciro walks into the restaurant she is intrigued yet wonders what does this stunning god like man see in her?

Ciro is very....confident yeah lets go with that! He knows he is the most sought after in his business. Yet it's not conventional he doesn't work the nine to five so steady real relationships are hard to come by. He walks into a restaurant one night not intending on running into the awkward yet beautiful Savannah. How does a guy like Ciro land a girl like Savannah?

First off this title made me laugh but once again in true Sunniva Dee fashion this is far from fluffy. Smoldering and sexy and oh so swoonworthy but it has a real life hidden element hidden underneath. You relate with Savannah in all her quirky charm you want to think well I'd be the opposite of her if this was my case but come on we are all insecure messes.

I wanted to hate Ciro man I did I wanted to kick him in his junk so he couldn't use it anymore. He was so charming and wonderful and arghhh another book boyfriend contender. Plus he can work it!!

Ok ok but seriously I did enjoy this book obviously my only issue was how insanely blind she was to his job which is partly his fault or mainly his fault. The heart wants what the heart wants though. I think everyone should give this gem a try!!

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Cover Reveal! Drumline by Stacy Kestwick

Drumline by Stacy Kestwick
Cover Designer: By Hang Le
Cover Reveal: Thursday, June 28, 2017
Please post any time after 7:00 am EST.
Release Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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Traditions are important. Especially in the South.
College football. Rivalries. Tailgating. Halftime shows.
Some things just don’t change.
Until Reese Holland shows up with her long legs and no-bullshit attitude to audition for the prestigious all-male Rodner University snare line.
It doesn’t matter how much hazing she has to endure from Laird Bronson, with his narrowed green eyes and arrogant smirk. She wants that damn spot, and she’s more than good enough to earn it.
She expects there to be tension. Even friction.
But not sparks hot enough to burn the entire campus down.
He devoured me.
Being eaten alive had never felt so good.
His lips. His hands. His heat. My entire being was overwhelmed by him finally, finally touching me.
The kiss started hard, desperate, the inevitable conclusion to the tension that had been building between us for two weeks. With my eyes closed and my breasts flattened against the wall of his chest, I gave into it, surrendered to the moment. My mouth clung to his as he tilted my head to the side, changing the angle to deepen the contact.
His hands moved over me restlessly, hungrily, skimming down my back on the way to my ass, then back up my sides to frame my face, his fingers leaving a trail of heat behind on every inch of skin he claimed for himself. I pulled at his shirt while he pushed me against the solidness of the door. My heart tripped over itself in its race to keep up. Muffled sounds came from both of us, vibrating in our throats but not escaping our lips because we hadn’t even parted for a breath yet.
Who needed fucking air when Laird Bronson was kissing them? Not me.
His lips were somehow firm and soft at the same time as he slanted them over me again and again. It was like being called up to the major league from the minors. Nothing in my past compared. I shivered from the intensity of it, from the innate authority of his mouth as he consumed me. Like I was made to bend to him, as inevitable as the moon ceding to the sun.
I lifted on my tiptoes to get closer, one of my hands snaking up to tangle in his dark hair. The strands were barely long enough at the top to grip, and when I gave them a tug, he rolled his hips against me, showing me just how much he liked it. I moaned and felt an answering wetness gather at the juncture of my thighs.
Dear sweet rosy-cheeked baby Jesus and all the saints in heaven.
His mouth needed to come with a warning label. Danger. Highly flammable.
But it was too late. I’d had a taste and I liked the burn.

Release Blitz! Destined Hearts by K.K. Allen 

Cover Design: Okay Creations
Photo credit: Eric David Battershell
Model: Johnny Kane
Release Date: May 18, 2017

 His heart beats for the music. She's his favorite song.
Lyric Cassidy knows a thing or two about bad boy rock stars with raspy vocals that can cause an entire arena to swoon. In fact, her heart was just played by one. So when she takes an assignment as road manager for the world famous rock star, Wolf, she's prepared to take him on, full suit of heart-armor intact.
Wolf is the sexy lead singer for the hottest rock band around with a line-up of guaranteed one night stands. Lyric Cassidy isn’t one of them. That’s fine with him. Women like Lyric come with fairytale expectations, so it should be easy to stay away. Too bad she's hot as sin with a fiery temper and a mouth that drives him wild.
She’s also got something to hide. Something he discovers. Something he wants …
Sharing a tour bus, neither of them are prepared for the miles of road ahead and the fierce attraction they feel toward one another—a dangerous combination.

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K.K. Allen is the author of Contemporary Fantasy and New Adult Romance stories. She loves manatees, learned to swim for the mere purpose of pretending she was a mermaid, and adores the beach so much she promises to one day live on one (in a tent if she has to) in Hawaii and serve shaved ice on the side of the road.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New Review! Losing My Religion by A.S. Tucker 4 Cranky Stars

Losing My ReligionLosing My Religion by A.S. Tucker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Cranky Stars

Jaden has been raised in the Mormon faith his whole life. Groomed from day one to become a missionary and preach the word to other people on his journey in life. He starts to question some of the practices but pushes them down. He isn't one to make waves yet he feels his life is lacking in many ways. A vital part is missing.

Quinn is trying to make a name for himself in acting. All he's managing to achieve is no callbacks and working two jobs. He finds himself working for the biggest homophobe in Los Angeles. You see Quinn is gay and this is how bad he needs a job. He suppresses his urges to make ends meet.

This book at times was hard to read. I have no place for homophobes in my life. I'm firmly In the category that everyone is entitled to love who they love. I also don't have much religious training but once again I'm all for people doing what they feel is right in their life.

This book was controversial but felt it's a very much needed read. I struggled through the first 40% with the book building momentum I was almost sad to see it end. All in all it's a very original book but go in with an open heart. You'll see true love at work.

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New Review! Destined Hearts by K.K. Allen 5 Cranky Stars

Destined Hearts (A Stolen Melody Duet, #2)Destined Hearts by K.K. Allen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

"I've found my perfect song. And there will never be a sweeter melody than Lyric"

This sentence sums up the story of Lyric and Wolf. Two people who are made for each other inside and out. Two halves of a whole.

Lyric is still reeling from the betrayal that took place with Tony. She is faced with a hard decision and while that decision is a no brainer Lyric doesn't know where she stands with Wolf. Having fled as she always does instead of facing the issue head on she left Wolf to ponder the state of their relationship. She makes the leap and heads back out on the road. Destined to win Wolf back and make their life right. Yet it isn't all love and light. Evil is lurking in the background and the evil has the face of her mother.

Wolf felt so much pain and anger when Lyric walked out. Having vowed at a young age to never fall in love because it causes nothing but misery he starts wondering why he handed his so freely over to Lyric. He knows he wants to be with her forever but can he forgive that easily? Wolf wants answers from Lyric and he will push until he gets them. Little does he know a shakeup is about to occur and one disgruntled employee will disrupt the bands future.

There was many points in the book I was truly mad where I wanted to fight a fictional character mad. The love between these two is a steamy affair and they are really a power couple unlike any other. I adored this series and I'm a sucker for rock star books of any kind. This book also has so many interesting background character that make you really want to see have their own book. Maybe we will see a future book with a certain someone. This book has a little bit of something for everyone.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

New Review! The Adventures of Lola by Jade Harley 4 Cranky Stars

The Adventures of LolaThe Adventures of Lola by Jade Harley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Cranky stars

LOLA is anything but ordinary. She's an extraordinary young teen who loves adventure. Yet, she's more than that... She's a fairy.

When a mystery of epic proportions falls into her lap she absolutely must grab her two besties and solve it.

Although this story is for the younger generation I enjoyed it immensely. There's action, drama, intrigue and unconditional love. I love how the author wrote each character, especially LOLA who's as sassy as they come.

I can't wait to recommend this to those young at heart and all kids including my 11 year old nephew.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Review! Midnight Show by Mira Day 5 Cranky Stars

Midnight ShowMidnight Show by Mira Day
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

Oh be still my beating heart!! Ms Day you did a number on it and I thank you for that.

Jenny and Brandon were the best of friends ever since the day they met at 5 years old. They've experienced a lot of lifes firsts together.

Jenny loves Brandon and maybe not in the way he hopes. He loves her for always. Jenny is making great strides in life while Brandon is stagnant. He harbors a dark secret neither one seen coming or could ever prepare for.

This book was action packed from start to finish. I couldn't put it down. The ups and downs of Jenny and Brandon made my heart feel like it was on a rollercoaster. I would have never predicted the outcome of this story. Have your tissues ready for the big epic ending. You'll thank me.

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Release Blitz! Midnight Show by Mira Day

Title: Midnight Show
Author: Mira Day
Genre: Suspense
Release Date: July 18, 2017
My Jenny. 
Best friends since we were five years old. She was there for me when I lost my mom. There for me when my dad used me as a punching bag. She was my rock and I needed her more than she ever knew. 
It's been so long since I've seen her. So long since I've held her hand and felt her heartbeat nearly in sync with my own. She came back for me; my rock, to help me bury the man who shaped who I've become.
But she didn't come alone. 
I was used to losing parents, but losing Jenny? To him? No. She's MY Jenny.
Michael pours me another glass of bourbon. Its burn is nothing compared to the tortured world inside my mind. 
"We'll make sure she never leaves us...ever again."
I nod my head as the room goes dark.
I can keep a secret.

Mira Day is a Contemporary Romance/Fiction writer, born in the Carolinas with a passion for food. She loves the outdoors, NFL football and exclamation points! You'll usually find her slinging coffee at Starbucks, writing, making jewelry or catching up with Friends on Netflix.

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