August 15, 2017

Review: Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino

Charlotte has spent her twenties adrift, floating from interest to interest, job to job, and guy to guy, searching for a spark but never quite finding it. All she knows is that she won’t discover it working as a waitress at a pies-and-fries joint in Los Angeles or living with her fun but aimless best friend in a tiny apartment in the Arts District.

Then Charlotte collides with Adam, a gorgeous and soulful painter who seems just as lost as she feels. Their instant connection turns into a midnight drink… and a whirlwind night of champagne, Chinese food, and the kind of conversation that only happens in romantic comedies. But the next morning, Adam gives Charlotte the cold shoulder, leaving her confused and hurt—and wondering if the few odd moments between them the night before were red flags in disguise.

Months later, Charlotte hasn’t been able to shake Adam, so she decides to find out what happened the morning after their magical night together. This fateful decision rewrites their wild love story, but what Charlotte doesn’t know yet is that the ending has already been written.


 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review '

5+++++ 'You marked my soul.' Stars.

Poignantly raw, tragically beautiful, and slightly quirky, Renee Carlino delivers a powerful blow that knocked the breath out of me and stole every last tear I had to give with Wish You Were Here. I'm in utter awe and shock at the capacity of how much this story was able to affect me; wreck, shatter and ultimately destroy me, all while being such an uplifting and feel-good journey for the soul and spirit. Renee Carlino has outshone herself in this work, showcasing her strength and stellar writing with by far her best work to date! This book is simply EVERYTHING! My newly minted Top #1 fave of Renee Carlino's works. #
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When a person is ready to fall in love, it happens fast. There's no looking back or in between to find the empty space where water can put itself or freeze, to crack the two of you apart. There is no void. There's no weighing of options or analysis of pros and cons. Everything is reduced to feelings and emotions and actions that don't need explanations or justifications. I felt it with Adam that first night, if only for a second as we stood outside of my building. It doesn't always feel like this, it doesn't always feel easy or right, so when it does feel this way, you have to seize it. Love is a wordless secret; it's an inside joke. Only the two of you have to understand it.

A bit lost in life, a drift in matters of the heart, and unknowingly exceptional at self-sabotage, Charlotte Martin is in a major rut. Her story is an emotional roller coaster ride from start to finish; one of love, loss, soul mates, and discovering her self worth and just how precious life really is. With an amazing best friend and supportive family at her side every step of the way, she's never alone even when she thinks she is. Many lessons can be learned from her inner will and strength and it was to easy to fall head over heels in love with every single aspect of this story.

So many beautiful things happen between the covers of the unforgettable book, ones that need to be experienced first hand. If you read only one book this year, do yourself a huge favor and dive head first into Wish You Were Here!

'I just wanted to say, I hope you know how lucky you are.'

August 8, 2017

Review: Blue Balls by RC Boldt

BLUE BALLS

Truth: A painful condition caused by a prolonged state of sexual arousal without release.
Myth: Only affects males.

SARAH

I’m beyond frustrated with the man who’s left me high and very far from dry. Multiple times. But, somehow, even though I’m not interested in a relationship, Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome keeps me coming back for more—one crazy, sexual debacle after the next.

Come hell or high water, the stars will align, and the release will be out of this world.

JACK
I’m captivated with the woman who’s left me sixty-nine shades of blue, and she's only in this for one thing. The first time, I blew it—and not in the good way—but I’m going to ensure we finally see it through. I need to put an end to this “plague” of sexual calamities and prove to Sarah that we can have more.

It's time to grab the universe by the balls and show it who's boss. 


 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review

4.5 'Panty Drowning!' Stars.

With quirky, fun covers and one of a kind titles that are out grab your attention, RC Boldt quickly became detected by my book-nerd radar! A little Clam Jam here, a few Blue Balls there, yeah, you know you're in for a good time and more than a few laughs along the way! I adore RC Boldts' refreshing take on rom-com, you have to experience it first hand,  it truly is a unique literary roller coaster ride of uncontrollable laughter from start to finish. Strap in baby, those balls are about to become a few shades of blue!

From vagina monologues to witty banter and unbelievably intelligent chocolate wrappers, this book serves up some of the best internal banter that I've ever come across, crass, hilarious and just downright honest and realistic... normal people stuff but in a book and funny. Just because it is.

'At the sight of the blue flowers inside, the confusion lining her features is clear. Because these particular flowers aren't anything to write home about in the least. In fact, they're pretty plain.
Leaning in, I say softly, "They're globularia corifolia. Or more relatably called..." I pause, waiting for her eyes to lock onto mine to finish.'
"Blue Balls."

Now, I'm not going to lie. This book almost gave me a case of blue balls because of Sarah and Jack's Blue Balls. I mean, SERIOUSLY!! Just when I thought they'd finally be able to seal the mo-fo'in' deal... uhhh, nah, bro. Not today!  Like a serious case of -you lose- 'please play again'. BUT! At least with aaaaaaaaaaaaaaall THAT! They get to play over and over and OVER, time and time again! Oh YESSSS! Jack and Sarah definitely "got it goin' on" and play they will. *wink*

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. A little baggage to work though gives the story that bit of meaty angst we all love and crave. With roles reversed, it's fun to watch this play out throughout the story while we all chase the Happily Ever After together.

Blue Balls is hands down one of the best romantic comedies that I've ever read! It has everything that I love, realistic characters who ooze -the- sizzle & swoon factor, laugh til you almost puke wit and banter, a magnetic pull and angst ridden push, loads of sexy times and just an over all entertaining read that you don't want to end.

'Jack doesn't taste sweet and indulgent like my chocolate. He tastes like something far more decadent, far more delicious, and far more addicting. Jack tastes like love.'

August 7, 2017

Review: Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn

Racer McKay is a broody bastard.

From the moment I met him, he’s been rude, irritable, and unbearable. And worse? He's broke.

A contractor working to remodel my parents pool house for extra cash, he stomps around in those clunky construction boots with his tool belt wrapped around his narrow waist, and a chip on his shoulder.

Racer McKay is also infuriatingly . . . sexy as hell. I want to take that pencil tucked behind his ear, and draw lazy lines slowly up and down his body all the while wanting to strangle him at the same time.

We try to stay out of each other’s way . . . that is until I have no other option but to ask for his help.

But what I don’t realize is he needs me just as much as I need him. I have money he’s desperate for, and he holds the key to making my dreams come true.

Our pranks turn from sarcastic banter, to sexual tension and lust-filled glances. Bickering matches quickly morph into slow burn moments. We’re hot, we’re cold. We push and pull. I need him, I don’t want him. We’re on the verge of combusting with an agreement dangling dangerously between us. Neither one of us can afford to lose one another and yet, we’re finding it quite hard to decipher the line that rests between love and hate.

*Twisted Twosome is a stand alone romantic comedy.
 


 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review 

5 'I can't imagine she would want me tickling her chin with my dick.' Stars.

It's time to get Twisted! Meghan Quinn returns with another fabulous, highly addictive, laugh out loud until you pee your pants read! Twisted Twosome is on -TVRN Marta level- of LOLs, which is my absolute favourite kind, and let me tell you this book had me in stitches!! Quirky, dirty, a little bit pervy, a whole hella HOT and enough swoon factor to make the ole knickers go *POOF*. It's truly, completely, 100% "ineffable" *wink*

Racer McKay and Georgiana Westbrook, you really can't get more opposite than these two. One comes from a life of refined luxury while the other is struggling to make ends meet. They think it matters in ways that shouldn't, and individually they struggle in ways they shouldn't, ways that don't 'ruin' them as a person. GD the struggle is real with these two lol. What I love about Meghan Quinn's works is that she has this truly awesome way of infusing her stories to balance the over the top hilarity and real worldliness, so that everything just comes together to mesh so flawsomely.

The sexual tension between them is carnal.
Their attraction is undeniable.
They deny themselves and taunt and torture each other, driving one another to the edge of insanity  OMG
Its such a sweet and hilarious adventure!!

"Staring at my dick, Georgie? If you want to see if that bad, just ask. I'm not opposed to driving with dick out. It's refreshing in a convertible especially. Cocks like feeling the win in their head as well." I tap her quad with my finger. "Here's an idea. We put the top down. I unleash my cock and you push your dress down so your tits are out and I blow down this highway. You never know that total freedom is until you feel the wind in your nipple hair."

From the witty banter, to sexy, flirty, sobering and heartbreaking and breathtaking moments, everything combined ties this story together into a pretty little bow of a Happily Ever After & LOLs making it one of my top fave MQ books EVER and top reads of 2017!