June 12, 2017

Review: My Best Friend's Ex by Meghan Quinn

When I found an eviction notice taped on my apartment door, I had two options: find a comfortable cardboard box to call home, or move in with Tucker Jameson.

Seeing that cardboard makes me feel itchy, I chose the latter. Which shouldn't be that big of a deal Tucker is one of my good friends. And because he's still pining after his ex-girlfriend and I'm trying to finish my nursing degree, there is nothing to worry about in the romance department, making my last semester an easy one to conquer.

Boy, was I wrong.

Rules are set, dinners are made, conversations are had, and a shirtless, swoony roommate walks around in nothing but a pair of black briefs, ruining me for every other man.

Before I know it, I turn into a panting, lust-filled woman begging for Tucker to kiss me, touch me, and show me exactly what is hiding under those briefs.

But with great orgasms, comes great consequences.

Tucker might be my friend and roommate but he’s also my best friend's ex-boyfriend, making him completely off-limits. At least that's what my brain is telling me, my heart is speaking an entirely different language.


 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review

 5 'It's all so intoxicating. I'm drowning in his presence.' Stars
(me too, me freaking too!)

Let's just take a moment to *bow down* to Meghan Quinn! This book, you guys! I just can't even right now. Seriously, I'm so completely smitten with this one, and while I'm already a huge fan of Quinn's works, My Best Friend's Ex takes the cake, as in, I have a new fave. In my opinion it's her BEST rom-com release to date! This deserves a few SQUEEEEs because I was in Tom Cruise mode again jumping on the proverbial couch. Yeah, THAT couch!

SQUEE!
SQUEEE!
SQUEEEE!

ALL. THE. FEELS. delivered in equal measure will have your heart pounding, swooning, soaring, breaking, and melting as we head back to Binghamton, New York. Kiss your panties goodbye! This laugh out loud rom-com is bursting with a succulent, torturous, flirty slow burn of epic proportions. GAH! I'm talking butterflies, that swoony, lusty "new love" feeling that takes over your body and emotions. I was floating on cloud 9! I couldn't read it fast enough, heck, I couldn't read it slow enough to drag out all those butterfly inducing feels. It's simply perfection.

I briefly met Tucker Jameson in Co-Wrecker, and I wasn't a huge fan of his BUT let me tell you something, my opinion of him has certainly changed as we delve into his story! He is top notch book boyfriend material. Like swoon til you're all out of swoon to swoon with. He's a genuine guy with the body of a god. I'm talking smoking hot, with a heart of gold and a closet of demons from the past to overcome. He's a broken man. *sad panda*

Emma Marks, the quiet and reserved friend from his past has blossomed into quite the firecracker. After a situation arises that ends up with her moving in with Tucker... well long story short, sparks fly! Sizzle and swoon! As sexual tension mounts, the magnetic attraction, and the internal game of push and pull between these two explodes! And it's out of this world hot! Their is no denying their attraction.

Meghan Quinn delivers a full, well balanced, meal deal book of personal growth with a side of turtlenecks and chocolate hostages in My Bestfriend's Ex.
It's everything I love in a book!
Hands down, a top read of 2017!


June 9, 2017

Review: Ruckus by L.J. Shen

Rosie

They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They're right.
No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking.
He is my forbidden, shiny apple.
The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth.
He is also my sister's ex-boyfriend.
One thing you should know before you judge me;
I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first.
Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance.
Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.

Dean

They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They’re right.
She sets my mind on fire.
All smart mouth, snarky attitude and a huge heart.
In a world where everything is dull, she shines like fucking Sirius.
Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.
This time, I dare it to try.
Getting to her is a battlefield, but man, that’s why they call me Ruckus.
Rosie LeBlanc is about to find out how hard I can fight.
And conquering her will be the sweetest victory. 


 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review

5 'I chained myself to her destiny.' Stars

Holy.
Shit.

L.J. Shen has gone and blown my mind once again. First with Vicious, and this time around with Ruckus, the latest installment in the Sinners of Saint series!

Who knew HotHoles could be so darn charming... in a super intense, make you, break you, melt your heart to smithereens kind of charming?! Their passion knows no bounds! Nothing is as it seems with this crew, and individually, well, good god, they're simply irresistible. So alike, yet so very different, not all HotHoles are cut from the same cloth. Dun dun dunnnnn! *GASP*

Dean 'Ruckus' Cole & Rosie LeBlanc's story is a passion driven tale of lustful proportions. Essentially a story of the one who got away. Their stars hadn't been aligned 11 years ago, but now, oh boy! All bets are off as Sirius and Earth collide in a provocative whirlwind of heart driven emotions that had me in a blinding tailspin of enthrallment. This book destroyed me in the best possible way!

L.J. Shen has a true talent of pulling the most effed up emotions from her readers. Sure, they're "only" words, but Shen makes you bleed out your emotions, truly captivates and makes the whole experience other worldly. I just can't even right now.

Time is ticking.
11 wasted years.
Passion and love, just waiting to be had.
Demons.
Just give in!
Angst for days!!
Just give in!
Just give in!
OMG
Just give in to it!
The love of a lifetime.
Strength, perseverance... death.
His.
Hers.

This freaking book!!! It fed on my last EVERYTHING! Ruckus will tear your emotions apart, like the Vicious HotHole he is. You think you know him, but you don't. You have no idea! Sit back, strap in and wait for the Tsunami of feels to rip your soul apart and remember, nothing is as it seems.

Tick, tock.
Tick, tock.
Time is of the essence. 

'I live for you. I breathe for you. I will die for you. It. Has. Always. Been. You.'

May 30, 2017

Review: When It's Real by Erin Watt

From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend.

Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley's team decides it's time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he's settled down.

Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of "normal." Under ordinary circumstances she'd never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn't have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley's team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley's a shallow, self-centered jerk? It's not like they're going to fall for each other in real life…right?


 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review

4.5 'Genuine and sweet' Stars.

As a HUGE fan of Erin Watt's Royals series, of course I jumped head first into this book! And blind to boot. I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting other than another epic fictional adventure but man oh man, this duo delivers hard!

Truthfully, it took me a little bit to get into this story but once I'd fallen for the pop star vs. normal girl story line and it's cast of characters I was one smitten kitten. Yes! Parts of this story had me purring *wink* I tried to resist the temptation and general luring that comes with Oakley, but a girl is only so strong to resist such advances. I was a goner.

When It's Real is genuine and sweet. It had me reminiscing back to my younger days of boy band crushes and the whole fascination with the celebrity world as a whole, and young love; stirring up butterflies of fantasies gone by. GAH!

Oakley and Vaughn are complex, a bit complicated with a whole slew of emotional baggage. Though they are teens, it's by no fault of their own. Life is messy whether you're born into wealth and the celebrity life style, or born into the normal world. From the resistant push to the unwavering pull, through ups and downs and personal growth, this story that started as a fake charade turns into one of the most adorable realities. Love is a wonderful thing!

Erin Watt have successfully turned my world upside down with another stellar addition to their literary goldmine of addictive reads! A fresh, new direction for this duo, making When It's Real a top read of 2017.