November 13, 2017

Review: Hooking Up by Helena Hunting

Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception–but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of proclaiming his undying love, her husband can be heard, by Amalie and their guests, getting off with someone else. She has every reason to freak out, and in a moment of insanity, she throws herself at the first hot-blooded male she sees. But he’s not interested in becoming her revenge screw.

Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn’t holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can’t seem to resist him.

They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical.

Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up.

 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review

ALL THE STARS! EVERY SINGLE GD ONE OF THEM! cue the fireworks because this book is  deserving of a sparkly light show!

Hooking Up can simply be described with one word: EPIC! I fell hard and fast for Helena Hunting's latest novel. All the sizzle, all the swoon, this one had my heart melting and left me with stars and a few tears in my eyes. By the third chapter I was beyond smitten and in book nerd heaven; total utter book bliss was happening!! Hooking up was everything and so much more than I'd ever expected, hoped or dreamed for when I tapped open this book. It was too easy to devour, chock full of so many fun and sexy times, and with emotions at every flip of the page...GAH! Now I'm left sulking, wanting more! I didn't want it to ever end. Pure 100% Epic! Hooking Up is what book hangovers are made of!!!... and what bbf's should aspire to be *wink*

What should be one of the best days of Amalie's life quickly turns into one of the most heartbreaking and embarrassing scandals to happen in her life, on her wedding day of all days. Her newly dubbed douche bag husband, getting a blowie for all the guests to hear, and it wasn't the bride providing her groom's release. Holy wow. Ok, that's certainly one way to start a book and grab my attention! This is just the icing on the cake because it gets so much more epic and jaw dropping as the story line moves along, one hilarious and mistimed chain of events, one after the other. I ate it up, all of it. The angsty drama, yeah, top up my glass cause I'm enjoying this waaaaaay to much!

I love when the heartbroken and jilted bride goes on her honeymoon alone because you know what that means my smut loving book friends! Lots and lots of hot a$$ mf'n sexy times are to be had! And boy are they had. Lubed up and buzzing away, Bora Bora is the place to be *wink* with a Hottie Hook Up things are taking a turn for the better... or are they? Hah. You know they are! Reality can wait a few weeks.

I lace my hands behind my head and lean back against the pillows. "Have at it, baby." She snorts. "Could you be any more cocky?" "I don't know, you're the one who's full of mine, you tell me." "You should shut up and just lie there and look good so you don't ruin this for me."

Mr. Hottie Hook Up, sexcapades, the drama waiting to be dealt with back in NY, feelings and love towards another man can't come into play on this solo honeymoon of heartbreak but, ya know... shit happens LOL. The internal battle of right and wrong rages on.

'I came three times. During sex. That's like being told unicorns are real. And then actually seeing one.'

I cannot gush enough about how much I love this book, it's characters and my new author crush on Helena Hunting! I'd have this books babies if it were possible but ya know... paper cuts and stuff lololol oooooook but seriously though, READ THIS BOOK!!!! You'll find out quick what my obsession is all about!

'... and then is all hits me, like a huge cock in the face.'

November 4, 2017

Review: My Week With The Bad Boy by: Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish

Never trust a man who answers the front door wearing nothing more than a pair of low-cut jeans and a panty-melting smirk.

That should’ve been my first sign.

I write about guys just like him for a living—sexy and charming, yet reluctant to get into a serious relationship. His body screams sex appeal, but his condescending personality makes him a classic fuckboy.

And I want nothing to do with that.

Writing romance novels comes with its perks—traveling, meeting new people, creating characters from the voices in my head—but Ethan Rochester enters my life and rearranges all my preconceived notions about writing what inspires you.

One week is all it took. One week to realize that not everything is as it seems.

One week with the bad boy, and I wanted more.

 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review 

5 'Horngry.' Stars

Smuttastic, addictive AF with a side of emotionally gripping turmoil, My Week with the Bad Boy is sure to be a hit! I seriously cannot get enough of this duo, whether they're writing as Kennedy Fox or as Brooke & Lyra; I have a book nerd lady boner for their work. There. The secret is out. Because, yes, I am addicted to their books and I get beyond giddy when one lands on my kindle and I can't stop there. No. I need to own physical copies of each of their books. Because #booklove is a real thing, people. Perhaps it borders on obsession but omfg its fun, and it's so easy to get lost within the pages of their books and devour them within a few short hours. They are THAT awesome!!

Prepare to laugh, sizzle and swoon, and maybe shed a few tears. The feels are real with this one folks!! It's a full out sexual and emotional roller-coaster through the highs and lows of all life's glory and unfortunate occasions. There's angst and sexual tension... and relief *wink* for days and days *cue the uncontrollable goofy grin* EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEk!!!!!!!!!! Oh yeah, this book serves IT up! It's a seriously smoking hot, thigh clenching, tear jerker of a really, really gd good time!

Vada Collins has been repeatedly burnt by love; singed to the core. She's closed off, but able to get the job done herself *wink* Ethan Rochester may look the part of the bad boy, my God he's so freaking hot. But he's broken, unable to move ahead with life, and just forget it when it comes to anything about love.

The chemistry between these two from the get-go was off the charts! I'm talking full on giddy-squee mode feels here. In all the books I've read I can honestly say I've never championed for, or wanted, and prayed, and begged the book gods for two characters to heel their hurts, to forgive the mistrusts of the past and GET TOGETHER! God they're so right and perfect for each other, and they just belong together. Forever. Happily Ever After style. Forever and ever... can I get an amen?!

Now, I sit and (im)patiently wait for Olivia's book. Hurry up spring 2018!!!! 

November 3, 2017

Review: Diamond by JA Low

Round 2 with the Devil begins in the second standalone dark romantic suspense novel in the Bratva Jewels series.

Grace thought she had left the nightmare of the Bratva Jewels behind her. Her days spent as one of the Russian Mafia's most desired escorts were some of the darkest of her life, but she was safe now. Or so she thought.

When Russian mobster Dmitri seeks revenge, he gets it, and Grace knows she must call on every ounce of inner strength she has to withstand what he has in store for her. What she didn't expect was to meet someone like Maxim . . .

Maxim is one of the Bratva's most skilled, and most feared, assassins. But his relationship to the Bratva is a complicated one. And when he meets Grace, suddenly everything becomes clear.

DIAMOND is the second standalone novel in the Bratva Jewels series - a completely immersive dark romantic suspense from the author of the DIRTY TEXAS series. If you loved SAPPHIRE, you will lose yourself in DIAMOND.

 Review by April

ARC provide for an honest review 

4 'Master and Jewel' Stars

Sexy and suspenseful, JA Low is bound to have jaws dropping with the powerful and enticing second installment of the Bratva Jewels series! Holy crap!! Whereas Sapphire was dark in a bloodshed sort of way, I had been expecting the same sort of mafia-esque story line and plot to play out within Diamond but, this book went in an entirely unexpected direction and a bit "lighter" in terms of bloodshed.

This book swooned my panties right off! Yes, you read that right. I fell head over heels in love with an assassin *gasp*... I know, right?! Pure insanity. BUT Maxim, my sweet killer, he really grew on me. The way he cared for and fell for Grace so hopelessly and helplessly, you knew there was some little piece of humanity still lurking within this bad-ass monster for hire. I just heart him!! GAH!

JA Low has created a brilliant, complex and dark world among the Russian Bratva with twists and turns at ever flip of the page, one that is beyond complicated with the lowest form of human scum there can be on this earth. Submerging the reader into uncomfortable territory, delving deep into the sex trade world and life of the Jewels. This is a series that will have you begging and pleading for more. It really is a 'dark light of day' experience.

'Yet, among the chaos, you seem to have fallen in love. I mustn't have broken you enough.'