Review- Dr Stanton by TL Swan

My rating is 6 out of 5 but no number is enough!!

There really aren’t enough stars for this book. By far this is the best book I’ve read all year, and I dont say that lightly.

This book was perfect in every way. Am I surprised? NO!  because this author is amazing and I expect nothing less.
Emotional, angsty, sexy, anger, sadness, hate, love. These words describe this book. I literally had pains in my chest at many points throughout this journey. Make sure to have tissues because I ugly cried several times throughout and I don’t do that often. Make sure you have time to sit and read the whole book because I literally just read this rather long and thorough book in one sitting.
Ashley winds up on a date from hell and when a sexy man happens to walk by he is all of a sudden her husband. So they seal the deal many times overnight. She gives him her number and he promises to come to New York next weekend. Those plans are foiled and he loses her for years. Neither of them knew each others names to try to locate each other.

5  years later Ashley make the move to do her final internship under a well known and respected surgeon. What she doesn’t bargain for is that man to be the Dr. Stanton. Now all of her secrets are about to bite her in the butt.

That is all I will give you about the book because there so many twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting. It really is an amazing story.

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Release Date: July 20, 2017


If happiness is a gift.

Then Cameron Stanton is my Santa Clause.

I can’t tell you the exact moment I fell in love with him.
Only that I did.

With every glance, every touch, every minute…. he stole a little more of me.

They say that all men are created equal.
Well that’s a blatant lie!

I know because I met Gods gift to women in Vegas,
I pretended he was my husband to get rid of another guy.

He took our fake marriage seriously and it became his personal goal to consummate.

He spoke to me in French and I lied to him in German.
His laughter was addictive.

But I thought what happens in Vegas would stay in Vegas.

Until it didn’t.

Dr. Stanton turned up where I least expected and my lies came back to haunt me.

The attraction is palpable.
The secrets unchangeable.
I need him more than air.



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Review – Firefly by Molly McAdams

Firefly by Molly McAdams
My rating: 6 of 5 stars

“Without love, there would be no reason to stand back up and fight. Without love, there would be no reason to live.”

Here I sit hours after reading, still STUNNED SPEECHLESS from Firefly by Molly McAdams, a STUNNING STORY that stole, stripped, and shattered both my heart and soul. It’s as if this story was my perfect match, my soulmate in words. Firefly felt like it was made for me: MY PERFECT STORM.

This story stole my breath, where I was left gasping for air. This story stole my soul, a soul that equally shattered and soared. This story stole my heart, helpless from the words that squeezed out every emotion, but a heart that bled for and beat for this book. Actually, this story didn’t steal a thing. I SURRENDERED my body, breath, heart, soul, and every emotion to Firefly.

>>> TRUTH OR DARE ? <<<

TRUTH: Three lines. Just three lines of this story had me in tears.

Firefly gripped me immediately, chasing my heart and soul like a fierce fire where I fell to the flames. This firestorm of feels was a fight I would not…did not want to win. Firefly lit me up with life, one where every breath matched every breathtakingly beautiful word. Light to light. Dark to dark. Beauty to beauty. Feel to feel. I FELT FIREFLY EVERYWHERE.

>>> TRUTH OR DARE ? <<<

TRUTH: When I ‘met’ the hero and heroine, it was INSTA-LOVE. The characters made me fall in love with them immediately where I rooted for their forbidden romance to fold into love. I felt Lily and Dare’s story where it became mine too.

She glowed so damn bright … and when we were together, it was like setting a dry forest on fire in the dead of night.

Lily is as equally brave as she is beautiful. She is a light in a dark world, one where she doesn’t belong. I loved her strength and admired her courage to risk it all for love.

This connection … it felt as if my soul was screaming — begging — for me to recognize its mate was within reach.

Dare, this dark hero with a huge heart stole my heart! This alpha was my addiction. His pain was mine. Dare set me on fire! My body was on fire while my heart bled. Dare made me SMOLDER and SWOON!!!

“I was made to love you. I just found you in the wrong life.”

I was GUTTED with words that both gripped my heart and tore it apart!!!

Together, Lily and Dare are mesmerizing…just magical! This is a couple fighting fate and all the odds. I loved watching them conquer their demons! Dare and Lily have a shared bond that neither can grasp nor get….one not of merely lovers but of destined soulmates.

“How do I feel? Firefly … I’m fucking terrified.”

“Of what?” I asked when the silence became too much.


These words stole my breath, bearing down on my heart where it beat and bled for this book.

>>> TRUTH OR DARE ? <<<

DARE: I dare you not to feel this story while reading.

“I would stay until it ends.”

I knew how this would end. We were like fire, but fire never lasts. And when it’s over, devastation is left in its wake.

Firefly is devastatingly beautiful, a book that bleeds heart and hope. I cried a mix of sorrow and swoon. My HEART BLED for this book while my SOUL SHATTERED and SOARED.

My emotions were entangled around every word.

Firefly is a movie that plays in your head while reading. Firefly is a Romeo and Juliette romance with a modern day twist. It’s forbidden love. It’s messy love. It’s PERFECTLY IMPERFECT LOVE. It’s so much love. Oh did I love thee so much!!!

A book that bared its soul to me, Firefly is a TOP 2017 READ!!! Romantic suspense fits Molly McAdams like a glove, so PERFECT! Firefly is FLAWLESS!!! Molly McAdams’ words are poignant poetry that glide across the pages, so smooth and soulful. This incredibly talented writer writes from the heart and you can tell her heart is poured into every beautiful and brilliant word. Her heartfelt writing hits my heart hard like a hurricane EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. EVERY WORD MATTERS. Meaningful. Mesmerizing. Magnificent.

Firefly makes all senses come to life where you can’t help but FEEL ALIVE while reading. Passionately poignant and heartbreakingly beautiful, Firefly lights every feel on fire while slaying the soul. Oh was my SOUL SLAYED by a story that OWNED EVERY OUNCE OF ME!!! My soul sparked to life like fireflies from the soul-searing story called FIREFLY by Molly McAdams. I was a moth drawn to a fierce and feel-wielding flame; the flame was Firefly. I DARE you not to feel this FIREFLY!!!

I would let my heart be destroyed a thousand times if it meant a thousand more days with him.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ‘dare you not to feel’ stars 

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As the Princess of the Irish-American Mob, there’s no shortage of men ready to help guard and protect me. To slowly suffocate me to the point of seeking freedom—a place where I can breathe.

Kieran Hayes has been saving me for as long as I can remember. It’s in his blood, and one of the many reasons I fell in love with him. Until my favorite trait became his biggest flaw, making me resent the man I love. An unwavering warrior, his love for me has been shrouded by those instincts.

Save Lily. Protect Lily. Hide Lily. Cage Lily.

What I wasn’t prepared for was Dare—the man who would set my world on fire with just one touch. He saw straight through to my soul, as though he knew I was desperate for freedom, and silently demanded my heart from the beginning.

And I didn’t expect Dare to be Demitri Borello—the reason for so many deaths in my family. A man who will take my life the moment he finds out who I am.

Despite it all, I’ll love him until that moment comes.

A fire will die if there is no oxygen for it to consume. Ours is rapidly stealing every last breath we can sacrifice to it.

***The Redemption series is a series of romantic suspense standalones***

“Nothing’s getting past me,” I assured her.

Her breath washed over my lips as I leaned in to kiss her again when she whispered, “I thought we were talking about you.”

I paused for a few seconds, then looked up into her hazel eyes. “What?”

“I think I’m in danger from you.”

My brow pulled tight, and I forced out a low, frustrated laugh. “Me.”

She nodded again, the movement of her head so slow as her eyes explored mine. “I need you to let me go for so many reasons, but I easily forget why when you don’t. I think there was a reason neither of us crossed that invisible barrier before today. Because being in your arms?” She hesitated, her tongue quickly darting out to wet her lips. “Trust me, it’s dangerous.”

A weight pressed down on my chest, making it hard to breathe. Because damn it if she wasn’t right.

There were dozens of girls over the years who’d meant nothing more than a night. Maybe two. Not one could I remember the name of, most I couldn’t remember their face.

Then there’d been one who I would’ve sold my soul for if I could’ve had one more night with her.

My days with her had been everything. A slow burn that had built over time until I hadn’t been able to get enough of her. Until she’d meant too much.

And there hadn’t been a girl since.

Not a second glance. Not a thought. Nothing.

Until one morning at Brooks a few years ago.

But there was nothing slow about the thoughts and needs for the girl pressed against me. There hadn’t been since the very first morning I’d found her staring at a mirror like it had the power to destroy her world. Like that possibility fascinated her.

Fuck, if I didn’t need to find out why.

Dangerous was exactly what we were. Only she had no idea just how much.
My gut twisted as unwanted thoughts entered my mind, but I pushed them away. Because I knew what I needed to do. I needed to let her go and force myself not to follow.

But when there’s a flicker of light in your life after so much darkness, it’s impossible to stay away.

And this girl burned so damn bright.

Calling to me and beckoning me toward her, and I knew no matter how many times I let her slip away, I would follow her just to catch her again.

I brushed my thumb across her full lips. “Goddamn firefly.”


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Review – Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland

Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland 

Well, I’ve sat on my review for a day now. I’m not sure I can ever put into words how mind blowing Beautiful Mistake actually was. Once again I’m IN AWE of Vi’s words and lyrical talent. 

Beautiful Mistake is a MASTERPIECE. I honestly do not know how Vi repeatedly writes books THIS GOOD. I mean each and every book captivated and consumes. Each and every book feels fresh and flows perfectly. However, this book excelled all those previous to it. It eclipsed her previous works for me. Vi made this book SO MUCH MORE. Beautiful Mistake is like a symphony. As we progressed deeper and deeper into the book the beat of my heart gradually began to beat faster, my breaths came harder, with each and every build of the masterpiece Vi stole my heart. 

Beautiful Mistake touches on a student/teacher romance. There is no huge age gap and it’s more a Professor/TA romance but it still managed to have that forbidden aspect that made this book sizzle and burn. Throughout we get flashbacks of a past that pulls at every emotion, flooding the senses with a desperate need to know what happened. The suspense that weaves through this book was intense and addicting. As with all Vi’s books, there was trademark comedy, laugh out loud one liners and scenarios that left me giggling and falling deep in love with our hero and heroine. 

I looove Caine West. I’m 100% infatuated with him. He’s something else people. His words made my burn up and turned me to goo AT THE SAME TIME. He’s dirty, so dirty, but so raw, swoony and really romantic. Vi seriously does write some of the best hero’s EVER. Coupled with Caine was the fantastic, Rachel. Rachel was the PERFECT heroine for Caine. Super sweet, so funny and incredibly sexy. They matched together perfectly and stole my heart, while they fought for each others.

Beautiful Mistake consumed me. It became my addiction and I devoured this heartbreakingly beautiful romance. It undoubtedly became a favourite of mine and a top read of 2017!

A sexy new standalone from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Vi Keeland

The first time I met Caine West was in a bar.
He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out.
When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight—telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass.
You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend–smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married.
He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he’d done.
Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant.
Only it turned out, the man I’d just told off wasn’t the right guy.
Oops. My mistake.
Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology.
I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right?
That’s what I thought…until I walked into class the next morning.
Well, hello Professor West, I’m your new teaching assistant.
I’ll be working under you…figuratively speaking.
Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing—working under Professor West.
This was going to be interesting…

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Review – The Unrequited by Saffron A Kent

The Unrequited by Saffron A Kent

Incredible. Absolutely INCREDIBLE. I’m speechless. 

That was the first line I wrote for this review and then sat for 2 hours thinking about what I could actually say. I’m still a little all over the place and lost for words. This book is ANGSTY PERFECTION. For me that was an absolute winner. But, that’s not all. This is a student/teacher romance *fist bump*. It’s taboo and raw and gritty. It’s uncomfortable in places then it’s simple and easy in other places. The flow and masterful mixing of all the subject matter is done with delicate precision. It’s so obvious to see that these characters meant so much to the author and she took her time making their story as true as it was. As brutal as it was. As breathtaking as it was.

“I’ll pour the gasoline, light the match, and watch you burn, Layla—and trust me, you’re going to love it. I’m going to ruin you for every other man out there and you’re going to love every second of it.”

I want to say that I shouldn’t have loved Thomas as much as I did. I shouldn’t have liked him at all. I won’t say why because I’ll give too much away but trust me I just shouldn’t have liked him. But, and here is where Saffron blew me away.. I slowly fell in love with a broken, beast of a man who shut himself off and pushed everyone away. I fell in love with his undying devotion to EVERY character in this book. It’s a contradiction I know, but, that push and pull from him alone was done so well, it’s where a lot of the angst came in and I loved it. I fell in love with HIM. And Saffron made that possible.

“Because I’m a girl who’s not supposed to be the love of someone’s life, not with my selfishness. I was meant to live in the shadows and secrets. I can be Thomas’ secret, for a little while, at least— until I absorb all of his pain and set him free.”

Saffron also made it possible for me to adore Layla. The crazy, messed up, beautifully broken Layla. This woman may not click with everyone, some may find her way too crazy. But the beauty of all this was in the way Saffron wrote Layla making her beliefs honest, so gut wrenchingly honest. 

Anyone who has been in love knows that love can make you crazy. Anyone who’s been in love and not had it returned can make you crazy. It’s a fact that love does make us crazy and while The Unrequited focuses on that crazy side of love and the raw, brutal journey it can take you on, it also focuses on the beauty, the hope and the strength that can develop from love. 

“The tiny words on the paper seem to have risen and attached themselves to my skin. I feel them everywhere, all the time, as if I know them.”

This quote contains SO MUCH TRUTH. This book is under my skin, coursing through my veins. The Unrequited is not your sweet and flowery romance. It’s not boy meets girl, fall in love all sweet and swoony. No, this book is raw, it’s brutal, it’s gritty and uncomfortable it’s dangerous but it’s filled with intensity, explosive passion, heat, honesty and all consuming love. And it will stay with me for a long time and quite easily become one of my TOP reads of 2017.

Layla Robinson is not crazy. She is suffering from unrequited love. But it’s time to move on. No more stalking, no more obsessive calling.

What she needs is a distraction. The blue-eyed guy she keeps seeing around campus could be a great one—only he is the new poetry professor—the married poetry professor.

Thomas Abrams is a stereotypical artist—rude, arrogant, and broody—but his glares and taunts don’t scare Layla. She might be bad at poetry, but she is good at reading between the lines. Beneath his prickly façade, Thomas is lonely, and Layla wants to know why. Obsessively.

Sometimes you do get what you want. Sometimes you end up in the storage room of a bar with your professor and you kiss him. Sometimes he kisses you back like the world is ending and he will never get to kiss you again. He kisses you until you forget the years of unrequited love; you forget all the rules, and you dare to reach for something that is not yours.

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Review – Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher 

Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

In one night, I sucked down Tarryn Fisher’s words like they were my air to breathe, inhaling Atheists Who Kneel and Pray. Tarryn Fisher breathes life into a story that hits straight to the heart. I knew that only after a few words, this soul-searing story would be MY EVERYTHING and that it was.

I couldn’t bring myself to the end that night so I savored that last ten percent the next day….

Then I sat, STUNNED SPEECHLESS, as the full force of this storm of a story HIT ME, this hurricane in words. Tears streamed down my face, eyes that were etched for a while with the waterworks that fell hard from mere words…words that wielded PASSION and POWER in spades. This whirlwind of words took me under its spell and all I could do while reading … experiencing … feeling … was pray that I would survive this story.

Atheists Who Kneel and Pray is a title as UNEQUIVOCALLY UNIQUE as the story itself, a tale so UTTERLY RAW and REAL. Tarryn Fisher’s words aren’t just part of a story you’re reading: They are an experience … a journey YOU LIVE and FEEL. I felt every emotion that the hero and heroine felt; their hauntingly beautiful love story was mine. Atheists Who Kneel and Pray is not just a story but a full-blown immersion where the heart, breath, and soul collide as they become one.

Gorgeous musician, David, needs a muse to give his songs that edge. Beautiful Yara is cynical, a non-believer of love, a floater from city to city. She is David’s perfect muse. The problem is that David believes in love.

The chemistry between Yara and David is palpable; their connection is passionate. I could feel their fire spark through the pages. Fire and ice is one fierce combination.

This was what it was like to be worshipped.

Real love is sacrifice and commitment.

Love was a leap of faith. Love was just a word until someone gave it a definition.

The problem is that love is not one-sided where one half worships the other; it’s reciprocal.

Don’t let it be too late.

I fell fast. I fell hard. I FELL IN LOVE WITH EVERYTHING in Atheists Who Kneel and Pray. I don’t know why I waited so long to meet Tarryn Fisher’s wonderful and wondrous writing, but I was a fool to procrastinate. Tarryn Fisher writes from the heart where her heart is poured into those beautiful and brilliant words. I felt Tarryn Fisher through her words. I just now need to devour her other masterpieces so I can feel the rest. How could I not feel those too?

Passionately poignant, heartbreakingly beautiful, and spiritually soulful, Atheists Who Kneel and Pray is A STORY FELT not read. I devoured Atheists Who Kneel and Pray with tears streaming down my face, tears of despair and desperation, tears of heartbreak and hope, and tears for love that never dies. My SOUL WAS SHATTERED YET SOOTHED, as my HEART BROKE in the most beautiful way from this beauty in words. Atheists Who Kneel and Pray is heartbreaking and heartwarming, the sweetest torture of a tale, MESSY LOVE AT ITS BEST.

Atheists Who Kneel and Pray is DEVASTATINGLY BEAUTIFUL, a book that bares itself to you but strips your soul bare too. This romance BREATHES LIFE INTO THE PAGES in a touching and turbulent tale where you can’t help but feel something spiritual … something MORE. It’s as if Atheists Who Kneel and Pray is fueled by fate, stamped with a spirit, perhaps something supernatural, which seeps straight to the soul. I can’t help but still feel this soulful story swimming through me, crashing hard into my heart like the tide, my heart pounding from this roller coaster of a Tarryn Fisher ride, a ride I never want to to stop feeling…a ride I never want to end.

“Love is not a part of something else. It’s the only thing.”


🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Devastatingly Beautiful Stars

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Yara Phillips is a wandering muse.

She dates men who need her, but always moves on to something new, never staying in one place for very long.

David Lisey is in need of a muse.

A talented musician lacking lyrical inspiration. When he first sees her, he knows he’s found what he’s been looking for.

Yara believes she can give David exactly what he needs to reach his full potential:

A broken heart.

David’s religion is love. 

Yara’s religion is heartache.

Neither is willing to surrender, but religion always requires sacrifice. 

Dear Yara,

The bands in London, November 12th. Want to catch up?


So casual. So nonchalant. You’d think we were only acquaintances, that we’d once sipped a couple of beers together instead of tattooing love on our skin and reciting marriage vows. I read the e-mail again and analyze the shit out of it. How can I not? I count out the words: thirteen. The punctuation: four. His name, my name. A flippant, casual turn of phrase: catch up. In the end, there’s only so much psychoanalyzing you can do to a thirteen-word e-mail. I move on with my life, feeling rather pathetic. But not before I e-mail him back. And okay, sure, I don’t move on with my life. What does that even entail? Forgetting? Forgiving? Being happy? Besides, I know what he wants to talk about. I know why he’s coming.

Hi David,

Yeah, sounds good. Let me know when and where.


My e-mail is a word shorter.

I’m that petty.


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Tarryn was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She immigrated to America with her parents when she was thirteen, and spent the next eighteen years in South Florida where she earned her degree in Psychology, wrote her first novel, and had two children. In 2012, on a whim, she moved her family to Seattle, Washington where she currently makes her home safely away from the sun. Tarryn is the founder of Guise of the Villain, a fashion blog, and has written eleven published novels. Tarryn is a Slytherin.







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Review – After by Anna Todd

After by Anna Todd

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

Sometimes you read a story that strikes you hard where you’re drifting in the haze left from characters who clenched every part of you. After by Anna Todd rendered me SPEECHLESS for the first time ever after finishing a book. I was left in a DAZE, my mind SPINNING. My heart pounded fast like drums in my chest. I was struck so hard by this TORNADO of a TALE that twisted and turned my heart so many times that I could barely breathe. After removed me from everything where I did nothing but LIVE this book.

After started out slow but a burn built that beckoned me right into the flames as my heart caught fire, a slow burn seeping into my soul. My emotions were heightened, swirling around in my head like a hurricane, waiting to hit. My feels flooded…all over me. After is thigh-clenching, adrenaline-inducing, emotional-exploding edge-of-your-seat exhilaration in words.

Tess is a beautiful and innocent…a good girl. Her focus is on school and she doesn’t need any distractions, even if it’s the beautiful disaster of a bad boy named Hardin.

Hardin is like a drug; each time I take the tiniest bite of him, I crave more and more.

After was MY DRUG and I CRAVED this story the more I read…like air needed to breathe.

Hardin is my favorite type of hero: a hot, inked, cocky, built, and broken alpha. I loved him. I hated him. Often, I didn’t know how I felt about this devastatingly beautiful but mixed-up man.

I am a moth to his flame, and he never hesitates to burn me.

Tess and Hardins’ story was my FIRE with flames that blazed and burned…DETONATING ME. The chemistry between Tess and Hardin, polar opposites in looks but kindred souls, is COMBUSTIBLE. Hardin is smoldering inked perfection, a man who commands, where you can only succumb to the desire.

“Do you want me fingers or my tongue?” he whispers seductively.


“As you wish.”

Oh did Hardin’s words POSSESS ME.

He makes me laugh and cry, yell and scream, but most of all he makes me feel alive.

After, this EXHILARATION in words, made me feel ALIVE.

Tess…this heroine gains more strength with the turn of each page. This heroine grows up so much in this story. I wanted to high-five her a few times for standing up for herself.

“You…you make me want to be good, for you…I want to be good for you, Tess.”


Tess and Hardin are fire and ice. The push and pull between them is PALPABLE. I both loathed and loved Tess and Hardin together. I wanted to both hug and hit some much-needed sense into them.

“You promised you wouldn’t ruin me.”

Just WOW!!! I was WRECKED!!! My kindle almost didn’t survive this story and neither did I. Anna Todd’s After RUINED me!!! After is DEVASTATINGLY BEAUTIFUL. This book is bittersweet and broken love at its best.

Anna Todd is my newest LITERARY HERO!!! Her words are LIFE!!! Anna Todd delivers ALL THE ANGST in After that makes you FEEL ALL THE FEELS!!! Oh did I feel every word in After where I was a PRISONER to its words.

After was my HIGH…its angst my ADRENALINE and ADDICTION. I smiled … swooned … cried … frowned …sighed … and wanted to gut-punch a character or two. This ROLLER COASTER of a ROMANCE was my RUSH, this riveting ride in words, where I could do nothing except hold on tight as my soul soared and shattered so many times. This book BROKE ME IN THE BEST WAY!!!

After crashed into me with a force I never saw coming, one where I COULD ONLY FEEL, which made me splendidly succumb to this story over and over again. I not only LOVED THIS angst-ridden love story, After, I NEEDED IT!!! I CRAVED this book that is angst and adrenaline meets POWER and PASSION. After was my DRUG and I need more, as one hit was not enough.

If I could only feel one thing for the rest of my life, this would be it.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ‘but worth all of the’ soul-slaying stars

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Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.

But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.

He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.

Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?

Unless…could this be love?

Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up over 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER … Life will never be the same.


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Anna Todd is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the After series. Hailed by Cosmopolitan as “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation,” Anna began her literary career on the social storytelling platform Wattpad. Serialized on Wattpad in 2013, After has over 1.5 billion reads on the site. The print edition, published in 2014 by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, has over 15 million copies in circulation, has been published in over 30 languages and is a #1 bestseller in Italy, Germany, France and Spain.


A native of Ohio, Anna was a voracious reader all her life, citing Pride & Prejudice, Wuthering Heights and Fifty Shades of Grey as some of her favorites. In 2012, after discovering the world of fanfiction for fandoms like Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, The Mortal Instruments, Anna began writing as a way of continuing the stories she so loved from fanfiction community.

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Review – The Long Way Home by Jasinda Wilder


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It isn’t often that I am so stunned by a book that I have trouble writing a review to honestly convey what I am feeling. It isn’t often that I find a story that makes me feel everything that characters know to be true from the top of their heads to the bottom of their feet. This story of love, profound loss and unexplainable hatred moved me to anguished tears, soul deep grief and just a heartbreak that took my breath away.

How do you comprehend a pain that so engulfs your very soul that the will to go on is simply impossible to embrace? When everything is dark and the world that you knew ends with the flat line of a heart monitor? How do you face the emptiness and hysteria right on the edge of your vision?

Christian and Ava had everything and the family, the we, the us that they were ended when Henry slips away. In a time when these two should have turned to each other, they lost each other. Grief was a terrible living breathing entity destroying a marriage and leaving behind two souls absolutely ravaged in its aftermath. Two people who were the best of friends, best of lovers, best of everything, find themselves separated and on opposite sides of the world. Christian returns to what he knows to find solace – the sea and his journals. Ava remains attached to what she knows to cope with her losses – the bottle. Lots of them. But separated by thousands of miles and a hurt as wide as the ocean, these two are bound together. They try to find each other and themselves in their words, emails and letters. But is it to late to recapture what has been lost?

This story is hauntingly beautiful. It is an emotional roller coaster that on more than one occasion I found I had to get off of, only to find myself riding once again. I felt Christian frustration, loneliness and humiliation, needing his wife but being unable to reach her. No father, no husband should lose everything in one day. As a mother I felt Ava’s unbearable pain at having to bury the child that she bore and then losing herself in the spiral of facing her grief. Her anger was real, her hatred a constant companion. I understood it and just like Ava, I embraced it. No mother should feel this. No wife should feel what she felt.

I’m still speechless and grasping for words to explain how much this book made me feel. What I am still feeling. This book left me reeling, tearful, and anxious for more Ava and Christian. More of their story… more of their chance at healing. Incredible read and without a doubt one of 2017’s finest books. Absolutely incredible, Jasinda. So well done! All the stars!




I need you, Ava.

I am desperate. For you. For a touch. For a kiss. For the scrape of your hand down my stomach. For the slide of your lips across my hipbone. The sweep of your thigh against mine in the dulcet, drowning darkness. For the warm huff of your breath on my skin and the wet suck of your mouth around me and the building pressure of need reaching release…I am mad with need.

Wild with it.

I cannot have you. I have lost you, as I have lost myself.

And so I go in search. Of myself, and thus the man who might return to you, and take you in his arms.

I loathe each of the thousands of miles between us, but I cannot wish them away, for I hope at the end of my journey I shall find you. Or rather, find myself, and thus…you. Myself, and thus us.  

I am taking the long way home, Ava.



I’m losing my mind, and I don’t know how to stop it. I shouldn’t be writing to you, but I am. I’m friendless, loveless, and lifeless. You’re out there somewhere, and still you’re all I really have. I hate my reliance and dependence on you, emotionally and otherwise, and that reliance is something I’m coming to recognize. I hate that I can’t hate you as much as I want to. I hate that I still love you so much.

I hate that there’s no clear solution to our conundrum. Even if we could forgive each other, what then?

I hate you, Christian. I really do.

But most of all, I don’t.

It’s complicated.

Complicatedly (still) yours,









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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and internationally bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include Alpha, Stripped, Wounded, and the #1 and international bestseller Falling into You. You can find her on her farm in northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her six children, and a menagerie of animals.





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Review – This is Dangerous by Kennedy Fox

This is Dangerous by Kennedy Fox 

Oh my goodness.

My heart is POUNDING. 

My emotions are RAW. 


I have NO WORDS except “WHAT THE FUDGE JUST HAPPENED?” The ending! OMG! Just, GAH! WOAH BABY, I NEED book two already. 

*takes a deep breath* Okay, so This is Dangerous is BY FAR Kennedy Fox’s best opener yet. (This is book 1 of 2) This ticked all my book-worm boxes and then some. Friends to lovers is my FAVE trope and when it’s done THIS WELL, I fall in love. 

In all honesty, it was inevitable that I was going to love this book, I mean, Logan has been the man that has piqued my interest through all the others, his moody, broken persona was like a red rag to a raging bull for me. But actually Kennedy Fox just went above and beyond. They played out the friends to lovers trope and another fave trope of mine really well. They made Logan IRRESISTIBLE!! Kayla is hilarious, witty, sassy and really freaking sexy, I loved her!

This is Dangerous is probably the most angsty of Kennedy’s books so far. A sizzling connection is evident from the very first page and it’s one that builds and stokes and burns hotter and hotter as you go through the pages. The touches and the stolen kisses are INTENSE. The sexy smiles and hidden glances are CAPTIVATING. The relationship that develops is ALL CONSUMING. Logan and Kayla are my FAVE couple so far. They fit together so well and their relationship was written to perfection. 

As always, with this being book one of two we have secrets and mystery and so much suspense that radiates from this book making it so DAMN addictive. Kennedy Fox sure know how to entice and seduce with their writing, they grip and control their readers wholeheartedly. I actually never wanted this book to end. Each and every book they write just gets better and better.

This is Dangerous is written with sublime precision. It’s written with thought and feeling, beauty and pain, light, darkness, secrets, lies and painful truths. It’s a book that pulls the reader in so deep, takes over every emotion, takes over your heart and soul. And after that ending, my mind is reeling, my heart is pounding, my emotions are raw, my breath is stolen, but I couldn’t care less. This is Dangerous is fucking AMAZING. 

6 beautifully, broken, breathtaking stars.

Logan Knight is a real life knight in shining armor. 
A detective godsend in a sleek black suit has me thinking less than secretive thoughts. Brooding and mysterious, he’s the kind of guy every girl instantly notices. Between his seductive smirk and charming good looks, it’s no wonder I can’t help the way he makes me feel whenever I’m near him. 
Too bad he’s unavailable—or so he says.

He thinks I’m a do-gooder who shouldn’t get involved with a guy like him. His past is messy and relationships just add to that. He insists the timing is all wrong and he’s devoted to his career, but I don’t buy that excuse for a second. I see the way his body tenses and his jaw ticks every time another guy is around me. He just won’t admit it, but I’m more determined than ever to show him what he’s missing.

I’m a devoted animal rescuer and I’ll risk everything to save them, but when a dramatic turn of events puts both our lives at risk, I’m positive Logan will write me off for good. But when he asks for my help with a personal crisis, I know it’s my last chance to finally show him I can handle anything he throws my way—messy past and all.

He might think he has me all figured out, but I’ll prove him wrong no matter what he thinks. This game of push and pull has me running in circles. One wrong move and we could both lose.

Checkmate, Knight.

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Review – How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Hours by Sara Ney 

The Failing Hours by Sara Ney

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

The sunflower. A surprising strength, this optimistic flower rises up from the ground, turning its petals toward the sun. It breathes life into its presence. Bright. Radiates happiness.

Sometimes, when you least expect it, just like love, a book or series throws a curveball your way. Sara Ney’s How to Date a Douchebag series was my curveball…my SWEET SURPRISE. This series and latest story, How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Hours, snuck up on me, SEIZING ME unpredictability like love, and STEALING MY HEART.

I became one with this Douchebag, DRAGGING this book everywhere I could go with my kindle. I did not want to stop the RUSH felt while reading. So I held onto this high, this EUPHORIC HIGH from the DRUG I devoured called How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Years, serious WORD CRACK by Sara Ney.

Always a sucker for a broken and beautiful alpha, Sara Ney created my kryptonite in the complex, cocky, and crestfallen hero named Zeke. Zeke immediately had me thinking, ‘Oz who?!?’

My friends call me merciless; they claim cold blood runs through my veins, that I’m impossible to get close to. But I like it that way.

Zeke wears a mask that I wanted to uncover…strip away that loathing and look for love. The most complex and completely frustrating of douchebags but broken alphas speak to my soul, and Zeke spoke to mine. Zeke…tall, built, brooding and beautiful. Oh is he one of the biggest, arrogant of arses…worse than a douchebag.

God I’m a douchebag. I know this. But I can’t stop.

Violet is a waif-like, ethereal beauty who is beautiful and kind though she has weathered so many storms. An angel who is light and life. A heroine so strong that I had to admire and adore her.

I doubt she even likes me — no one does.

Oh GAWD!!! This man!!! This man?!? Zeke tore my heart apart…this broken beauty…this big grinch…and my heart hurt like his.

“Violet.” He sighs. Zeke is…He’s sighing my name. I want so badly to kiss his handsome, broody face all over. Kiss his deep frown lines away.

Heart to heart.
Soul to soul.
Broken sees broken.
Like recognizes like.

He never had to say it with words; Zeke Daniels gets me. Looks past all my imperfections and sees that deep down inside, we’re kindred. We bear similar scars.

I have a new Douchebag I love: Zeke.

“You’re not jaded — not like me. I’m a beautiful mess.”

“You’re just beautiful.”

Zeke and Violet, opposites in looks and demeanor, are kindred spirits. These two shattered souls MELTED ME. Their…this story is bleeding angst meets heartfelt MAGICThis love story is a SLOW BURN, a book that blasts all the emotions like an explosion. I laughed. I cried. I cringed. I smiled. I swooned. I fumed. I felt. I felt every word. I FELT IT ALL.
However…God bless Oz for rescuing my tears with his humor. He was my emotional life raft. 

My FEELS flowed the whole time reading, this book blasting through me where it pounded my emotions like a wrestler to a mat. Light to dark…push to pull…angel to devil…this story tugged at my heart. Words—so powerful and poignant—reached in and HELD MY HEART where it both BROKE and BLOOMED. 

How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Hours is stunning and strong, a heartbreaking and heartwarming story that is so much MORE than its title. This story is hard-fought love. This story is heart and healing. This story is a TOP 2017 READ. This story is EVERYTHING!!!

“No one chooses me.”

I do. I CHOOSE Zeke, this perfectly imperfect douchebag. I choose this emotionally-wound story, How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Years. I choose the ACHINGLY ADDICTIVE and PASSIONATELY POIGNANT writing of Sara Ney…EVERY TIME.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 broken and beautiful ‘kindred spirit’ stars

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Zeke Daniels isn’t just a douchebag; he’s an a**hole. 

A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships—most a**holes don’t. 


Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.

He’s never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he’s never had any intention of having one. Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they’re related; his own friends don’t even like him. 

So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca? 

Sweet, quiet Violet—his opposite in every sense of the word.

The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.

And that pisses him off, too. 


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Review – The Catch by K. Bromberg 

The Catch by K. Bromberg

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

Just when I felt like everything was falling apart, I’m beginning to wonder if maybe they were finally falling into place.

I have a mix of shattered, soulful, sweet, and swoon-filled tears in my eyes left from The Catch. My feels are still flying at full force. My emotions are still entwined around every bit of this book. This surprise of a story snuck up on me, throwing a HUGE CURVEBALL my way, and I LOVED EVERY FAST-FLYING MINUTE.

After just one chapter, my heart jumped, racing out of my chest, beating fast and furiously. I knew almost immediately that this romance is a GAME CHANGER, as The Catch DELIVERS ALL THE THINGS!!! The Catch went from something to EVERYTHING in mere minutes. Sexy, swoon-filled, and spine-tingling, The Catch hits the heart hard and shreds the soul in a roller coaster of a romance that is BASEBALL BOOK BLISS.

The characters immediately pulled me towards them where I was I intertwined so closely, they felt real. Scout, so strong and beautiful, is a warrior woman fighting battles for those she loves. Easton is one hot and full-of-heart alpha of a ball player who goes to bat for what and who he loves. Scout and Easton are MAGNETIC together, their romance full of fire where I MELTED!!!

This line is pure power, passion, and poignancy in words. This line is devotion. This line is LOVE…so much love for Scout and Easton.

I’d sacrifice me to save you.

My soul was SLAYED.

This couple’s chemistry is combustible and their adoration for each other endearing. My feelings were bursting inside.

“I want to drown in you tonight, Scout. I want to forget the world, forget what’s going to happen tomorrow, and drown in everything about you, starting now.”

My heart beat out of my chest.
My pulse pounded.
My soul shattered and soared.
My emotions were on edge.

I FELT all the passion. I FELT all the angst. I FELT all the sorrow. I FELT all of the smolder. I felt all of the sweetness. I FELT all of the words. I FELT EVERYTHING.

Both Scout and Easton have fought the fires of hell and have returned stronger than ever. I LOVED watching this couple grow, LOVED their story that surprised me the whole time reading, and LOVED every part of this PASSIONATE romance. I LOVED being caught by this SOUL-SLAYING story.

“I’ll be whatever you need me to be.”

“You already are.”

The Catch was what I NEEDED IT to be and MORE. I never stopped feeling this story course through me while reading. My heart caught in my chest, tears bleeding so many emotions. The Catch twisted and turned my heart inside out where it SHATTERED and SOARED. I did not expect this baseball romance to SHRED ME, owning every emotion…OWNING ME. The Catch is every baseball thrill…every flutter…every feel…EVERYTHING!!!

This raw, rush of a romance is as touching as it is thrilling, the best baseball book I’ve read!!! It’s no secret why K. Bromberg has been one of my top, go-to authors for years…soon after she published her first words. This author BRINGS HER ALL to everything she creates, and that’s why I’m a fan for life. K. Bromberg brought her A-Game out to play in The Catch. I bestow this ACE of a love story SIX SUPER STARS, a top 2017 read!!! The only problem is that I NEED MORE! ❤️

“I know exactly what I want. Funny how my decision has been there all along. I was looking in all the wrong places.”

🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹‘caught my heart hard’ diamonds (because baseball)

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After an unexpected twist of fate, All-Star catcher Easton Wylder is left questioning the loyalty of everyone around him.

Even the woman who shares his bed, Scout Dalton.

But if Easton thought being uprooted to the last place he expected was the only challenge life had to throw at him, he was dead wrong.

With an ailing shoulder and his career in limbo, his decision to make an unexpected change leads him to question everything – Scout’s love, family loyalties, and whether he can conquer the one obstacle he’s never been able to overcome. The secret he’s never shared with anyone.

He may be a man pushed to his limits, but he’s hell-bent on proving his worth no matter the cost.


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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times.

In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written.

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