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November 13, 2016

Review: Sick Pleasure by Jessica Serra Huizenga

Hazel Blake loves Tristan Sharp.
Tristan Sharp hates Hazel Blake.

There is only one word to describe Hazel Blake and Tristan Sharp: history. Intense, painful, passionate history. (Ok, four words.)

But it’s been over five years now and Hazel’s ready to leave the past behind. Having nobody but an absent father, a crazy mother, and a preoccupied brother means she could really use her old friend again. So what if she still has deeper feelings for Tristan? She knows she majorly screwed things up and doesn’t deserve him anymore, so she’ll settle for anything he might be willing to give — even if it’s just his body.

When Hazel comes storming back into Tristan’s life, opening all sorts of old wounds, he wants nothing more than to get to the forgetting part. But he’s also having trouble with the whole forgiveness thing, too. When the girl you love rips your heart out and tosses it around like a beanbag, it tends to change a guy. But nobody gets under Tristan’s skin like Hazel, so he just needs to get her out of his system, right? Hit it and quit it. For good this time, and nobody ever needs to know.

Yes, everything that went down between Hazel and Tristan is in the past.
Too bad history is about to repeat itself…

What happens when you love the person you hate?
Can people that hurt each other heal together?

**This books is for readers over the age of 18 due to strong language and explicit sexual content**


 Review by April 

ARC provided for an honest review 

5 'Because as much as I hate her, I also need her.' Stars.

I'm soaring.
I'm floating.
High!
High!
High!
So many feels and emotions!
I'm definitely in a readers euphoric state of cloud 9 right now.

I crave to read books just like this one! Gah!
It's funny how two small words can hold so much significance.
Sick Pleasure.

Fervidly charged leaving no emotion untouched, with a subtle & ingenious dance in the literary darkness and topped with a dusting of grit, Sick Pleasure will undoubtedly feed your bookish cravings! Jessica Serra Huizenga has upped her game with this novel! I've loved her previous works but there is something about this one that really sucked me in to the JSH vortex. So many feelings and emotions evoked. It's perfect!! So hauntingly beautiful and perfect!! I laughed, cried, and even laughed a few more times. The humour within does wonders to balance this story. It's deep and lonely at times, but above all else it's filled with love, forgiveness, understanding, and one heck of a HEA!

Love. Hate.
Hurt. Betrayal.
Need.

'Yes, Tristan Sharp is a wave that turned into a storm. And the sad part is that I would still gladly drown in every single bit of him.'

One was born into wealth.
One played a game of ping-pong between foster-care families.
She'd do anything to fill the void.
He'd do anything to protect her.

'Yup, she was there- written on me, wrapped around me, buried under my skin and permanently etched into my heart. She was and still is. Always has been, always will be.'

Through the turmoil and journey finding oneself, they were always on each others minds and in each others hearts. Sick Pleasure or not, eventually they would find each other again.

'... each of us swallowing the other's pain and breathing life back into our souls.'

A top read of 2016!

May 23, 2016

Review: Mad Addiction by Jessica Serra Huizenga

Kelley Brooks is saving herself for Prince Charming.

Ryan Blake, while charming, is definitely not a prince.

Always straightforward and realistic, Kelley Brooks and Ryan Blake know they are not right for each other. Kelley believes in fate and waiting for “the one” while Ryan prefers maintaining distance and control with unattached one-night stands.

But after indulging in a single, meaningless wedding hookup, unexpected circumstances force them into one hell of a complicated situation.

After agreeing to a fake engagement, both Ryan and Kelley must confront their pasts — and true feelings — causing them to question everything they thought they knew about family, commitment, and most importantly, love.

A lie brought them together, but will the truth tear them apart?

And what the heck does happily ever after really mean, anyway?

**This books is for readers over the age of 18 due to strong language and explicit sexual content**


 Review by April

 5 friggin' fan-fucking-tastic Stars

Jessica Serra Huizenga is back with her stellar followup standalong, Mad Addiction, aaaaaaaaand I am beyond giddy with excitement for this book!!!! I fell in love with Jessica's writing a few months ago while reading her debut novel Crazy Beautiful. BUT, after reading Mad Addiction I'm completely, irrevocably infatuated with her works of prose...in a manic fangirl sort f way--so it's not creepy *LOL*...right?!?!

I can't even begin to describe how much I loved reading this one! The story line and characters are the bomb! The flirty, sexy, witty banter and internal dialogue made this story an absolute delight to read. Just the whole realness and rawness of the "situation"...GAH!!! I just can't even. OMG! It's sweet, soulful, spirited, sexy, madly addictive and will swoon the panties right off ya! HOLAAY! I'd totally scrunch the cheeks right off this book and maybe give it a lil hump de hump action. I. Am. In. Love. With. This. Book. HARD!
 
"Addiction is a sign of weakness. It's selfish and reckless. I promise you, when it comes to woman I am nothing if not straightforward and controlled. Sex can be anything you need it to be if you're honest and up front about it--hot, dirty, warm, loud, wild and downright liberating. You can't knock it till you try it sweetheart..."

Two words:
Ryan. Blake.
...and I'm calling dibs!! He is -THE- book boyfriend of 2016! Damn, if that boy doesn't melt my heart into a swoony pile of goo. *dreamy sigh*

His reputation isn't exactly soulmate material, he's more of a one night stand, wham bam thank you ma'am, definitely not the type to settle down and play house...but he has his reasons. Damn that baggage!!!

Kelly Brooks is a sweetheart. Having had her heart crushed 7 years ago, she's waiting for her prince charming, -THE ONE-, to sweep her off her feet. A hopeless romantic. But, she too, has her reasons.
 
"One night-- tonight. You and me, unattached, random, meaningless sex. We both go in knowing exactly what it's meant to be-- a brief fling to make each other feel god-- and then tomorrow you can go back to waiting for Mr. Right and see that the world is still spinning like nothing ever happened."

Easy, peasy.
Simple, right?! Bahahhahah!!!

After an unexpected twist that side swiped me, Ryan and Kelly agree to a fake engagement. Both have baggage and pasts to confront and now a future to plan. EEEP!
 
"Fate could be pounding down your f*cking door, Kell, but you'd be too busy dreaming to even hear it. Although apparently unless a guy is riding some sissy f*cking white horse it means nothing. You think this sh*t is real? Maybe love is supposed to f*cking hurt and that's how you know it's real."

SQUEE!!! ALL. THE. FEELS!!!! There wasn't a single thing I didn't LOVE about this story. The story line itself is amazing but coupled with the hilariously compatible and realistic characters takes it to that next level of awesome. The whole package encompasses an epic, feel good love story. I cannot wait to get my booknerd hands on JSH's next book. She's definitely an addition to my "go to authors" list. I believe it was fate that put her debut in my hands, her books were meant to be read by me *cheesy grin* They're beyond perfect, so easy to get lost in and they're everything I love in a sweet, swoony romance book.
 
A lie brought them together, but will the truth tear them apart? And what the heck does happily ever after really mean, anyway?"

February 20, 2016

Review: Crazy Beautiful by Jessica Serra Huizenga

Kinsley Moore and Lucas Graham make great friends.
They make even better friends with benefits…

Kinsley Moore doesn’t believe in love. As an independent, self-determined entrepreneur, she has
other things to worry about. Besides, she knows guys are incapable of commitment, so there’s no
use getting close.

But when she meets Lucas Graham, her new landlord’s flirty, sexy son, she’s more than up for
some casual fun.

Lucas is in no way looking for a relationship either, so when he’s offered a no-strings, strictly
friends-with-benefits hookup with a beautiful girl, the opportunity is too good to pass up. He’s
not able to give his heart away, so it’s perfect Kinsley prefers to keep emotions out of their
arrangement.

Except when Lucas and Kinsley start to feel something more, their complicated pasts threaten to
overshadow any chance they might have at a future together.

Can Lucas prove he’s capable of love?
Can Kinsley believe she is enough?

**This book is for readers over the age of 18 due to strong


 Review by April (ARC received for an honest review)

5 Beautiful Ranunculuses (say that 5 times fast. I dare ya!)

I am in LOVE with this Crazy Beautiful debut from Jessica Serra Huizenga! 110% in LOVE!!!! This book made my heart happy and my soul smile! Once I started I couldn't put it down! Captivated by the friends to lovers story line with it's sweet and sexy, well developed characters...*siiiiigh* OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE! If it was possible I'd grab this book and scrunch it's cheeks and give it a big ol kiss and maybe a little tongue and some coat room action. Now that's LOOOOOVE!

Kinsley has been through more than anyone her age should have to endure. Traumatic and heart breaking events from the past have forced her to erect a fortress around her heart. She's independent, self sufficient, and like hell if she needs a man or love to complete her.  Love isn't in her vocabulary and her trust isn't easily gained.
 
"I hate to sound like such a cynic when it comes to love, but the truth is I just don't believe it really exists. At least not in any lasting always-forever-and-a-day kind of way."

Lucas has a hard time letting people in. He believes in love, but he's not in any rush to find it.
Currently fresh out of a five year relationship he's on a no sex spree. Crazy.. right?! What sane 28yr old guy goes on a no sex spree? Yah.

Here's where the crazy starts heheheeh! 'I bet we could be friends--friends with benefits, even--and not let it get weird.' ...as if! lol

When Kinsley and Lucas meet, the attraction is undeniable, the sexual tension off the charts. They give each other a run for their money. With love and support from such great friends, they get some sense knocked into them and they're eyes opened from a new perspective.

Kinsley and Lucas sitting in a tree...K-I-S-S-I-N-G!
 
'He has such a way of making me feel out of control, I figure the best way to counter that is to gain the upper hand. Ever since we met I felt some sort of connection, and, as crazy as it sounds, I already feel so comfortable around him. Like I can be myself. We can go from serious to joking to flirting in a matter of seconds and he doesn't seem to judge me. He rolls with it, which is refreshing and fun.'

A friends to lovers story chalked full of witty banter, sexy times, heart break, regret and a love so pure and strong it'll definitely stand the test of time. I cannot wait to see what Jessica has in store for us next!