Tag: Adult

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

When I read the blurb for this book, I immediately thought of the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and the line when the lead character says: Greek women grow-up and marry Greek men to have Greek babies… or something like that. And that seems to be what is happening in the book when Kristen’s parents send her on a singles cruise to the Caribbean hopeful that she’ll meet a nice Greek boy to eventually marry.   Who she meets is Pasha. He’s your typical brooding bad-boy character. Hockey player. Hot. Oh, and Russian, not Greek. I liked Pasha’s character, […]

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The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

I’m not quite sure where to begin. There are so many things I could say, but they all have the potential of spoiling something important. And this book is one that you don’t want someone to spoil. It’s meant to be savored page by page. It’s meant to entertain, and it does, but it’s also meant to get the gears in your brain moving. Can you figure out the twists and turns, the who, and the why? The how and the what-happens-next? Maybe. First line: Anne can feel the acid churning in her stomach and creeping up her throat; her […]

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Tied to His Betrayal

Tied to His Betrayal

Tied to His Betrayal is the second book in USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy’s Dirty Little Secrets series. I received an ARC from the publisher for review. I have not read the first book in the series, but it didn’t really have an impact on my enjoyment or understanding of Tied to His Betrayal. However, because of the way it ends (there’s a plot line left open), readers will probably want to read book two before book three in the series. The books are companion books—each book telling the story of one of the characters in the group of […]

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Love Me Crazy

Love Me Crazy

Love Me Crazy is the first book I’ve read by Camden Leigh and I was pleasantly surprised. It was a short, sexy read, full of angst and southern charm.   First line: “Five years ago, if you’d asked me what I’d be doing today, sitting in a red piece-of-crap car surrounded by the dead, heavy heat of summer on the driveway of a stereotypical plantation—yes, think pristine white siding, wide porches, and an avenue of geriatric trees during an afternoon thunderstorm—would be my last guess.” ~Cassidy   Cassidy and Quinn—the two main characters—are likable and relatable. They are both strong, […]

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Feature Friday: Cheater’s Regret

Feature Friday: Cheater’s Regret

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to. This week, my selection is… Expected publication: May 23rd, 2017 by Skyscape Summary per Goodreads… New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken returns with a smoking-hot story about the satisfaction of plotting revenge on your ex—until he turns your world upside down again. Austin Rogers’s dreams of domestic bliss involved watching Netflix and eating hot dogs with the love of her life. But then he cheated on her. And dumped her—as if the whole thing was her […]

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Feature Friday: After You Left

Feature Friday: After You Left

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   After You Left Expected publication: April 1st, 2017 by Lake Union Publishing   Goodread’s Synopsis:   You want to know what the worst thing is? It’s not the embarrassment, or the looks on people’s faces when I tell them what happened. It isn’t the pain of him not being there—loneliness is manageable. The worst thing is not knowing why.   When Justin walks out on Alice on their honeymoon, with no explanation apart from a […]

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Cheater

Cheater

There aren’t many authors I have on pre-order. In fact, I can count them on one hand. But Rachel Van Dyken is one of them. And Cheater, her newest release and the first book in the Curious Liaison’s series, is a perfect example of why.   Okay, I should start by saying I hated Lucas Thorn. I mean, we know from the title of the book what kind of guy he is, right? Then we flip it over (which, admittedly, I didn’t do until after I’d purchased the book because I’m fearless that way) and our worst fears are not […]

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Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender, by Ally Blake, is the second book in the Cinderella Project Series. I read and reviewed the first book, Kiss Me Quick, which I enjoyed. I think, however, I enjoyed this title a little more. It had more of a Rom/Com feel to it, which I really liked.   On why Serafina wasn’t invested in finding “The One…”   Marcy joke that her ovaries were merely dormant. That one day they’d erupt and the explosion would be so astronomical it would block out the sun.   Serafina and Murdoch were interesting characters. I found them easy to […]

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Kiss Me Quick

Kiss Me Quick

Kiss Me Quick by Ally Blake is the first book in the Cinderella Project Series. It’s a fun, sweet, and super cute romance. But don’t let that fool you into thinking there isn’t substance behind the sweetness.     It was a quick read. I read it in one sitting—just a few hours. But while short, it wasn’t short on feels. I really enjoyed the characters, especially some of the septuagenarians on the second honeymoon cruise. I only wish I could have had more of the quirky, meddlesome matchmakers! Kane and JJ were great characters and easy to like and […]

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The Girl On The Train

The Girl On The Train

What an awesome debut from Ms. Hawkins! I’ll admit, I’d never heard of The Girl on the Train until I saw the previews for the film. And since I’m a big fan of the lead actress who’ll play the main protagonist, Rachel Watson, in the movie (Emily Blunt), I immediately put the book on hold at my local library… along with every other resident of Winston-Salem, I think. But the weeks-long wait to get a copy was well worth it!   Rachel Watson is an odd protagonist. The reader almost pities her. Her husband cheated on her, divorced her for […]

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Terms of Surrender

Terms of Surrender

I really didn’t hold out much hope for “Terms of Surrender.” I reviewed the ARC on a whim. I’m not really sure why I even requested it, actually. But in the end, I was totally blown away. “Terms of Surrender” is full of raw emotion that will touch even the most hardened hearts.   I’m not a reviewer that gives a lot of information about the actual plot in her reviews. You’ve probably see me mention time and time again that readers should experience the book first hand, not a watered-down, subjective review. I guess that’s the author in me. […]

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