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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Waiting For You: The Holbrook Series Book One ~ Genre: Romance ~ Author: Jasmine Stevens ~ Release Date: February 5th 2019 ~ Available Now!

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WAITING FOR YOU

BY

JASMINE STEVENS

Series:  The Holbrook Series Book One

Genre:  #Romance #FriendsToLovers #BookBoyfriend

POV:  Third-person with both perspectives

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  February 5th 2019

Read:  February 15th 2019

Add to Goodreads:  Waiting For You

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Synopsis:

Eighteen years ago Charlotte Denver left the quaint country town of Holbrook, after a tragic accident. Now, she’s back in town to renovate her old family home, which will feature in the magazine where she’s employed as a journalist. Making the rundown house sellable, will allow Charlotte to sever all ties with her tragic past and finally move forwardwith her life. That is until the one person she’d spent all these years trying to forget is contracted by her magazines editor to help her complete the job.

Will Beckett’s no longer the twelve year old kid who used to play practical jokes on her, tease her and make her belly laugh. Now he’s a ruggedly handsome, sweet talking, successful builder. Despite Will’s wholesome country charm and sexy smile, that makes Charlotte’s heart skip a beat, she’s determined to concentrate on the job at hand and protect her heart at all costs.

Will never thought he woud see his best friend again, but now she’s back, as stubborn and strong-willed as ever. Her return reminds him all over again of everything she lost because of him, and he desperately wants her forgiveness. As they reacquaint with each other Will becomes just as determined to reunite their friendship as he’s set to win her heart.

Can Will break through Charlotte’s wall of defence or will his heart be broken again?

 

 

 

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📝My Review📝:

 Waiting for You (The Holbrook Series #1)Waiting for You by Jasmine Stevens

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars

What a fabulous book given this is a debut novel. Before I get into my review, I want to mention that this author took nearly six years to get this book to us. I read the author’s note at the end of the book. Truthfully, after reading that, I could appreciate this book even more. While you are reading, you will feel this is a seasoned author. Jasmine Stevens poured her heart and soul in this novel, that fact being very obvious. Great word building, extremely complex and flawed characters and a happily-ever-after that was worked hard for. Lottie and Will’s story is poignant, complex, heartbreaking, tragic, and thankfully, the author threw in some humorous moments to give the reader some balance of emotions. Definitely has all the “feels.”

A childhood tragedy tore two best friends apart. Lottie and Will would be separated for eighteen long years. And truthfully, if it wasn’t for the fact that Lottie had to take care of the disrepair of her childhood home, she would have never come back to her home town of Holbrook. Her reasons were justified, although I will say that Lottie frustrated the heck out of me. To be honest, it took quite some time before I liked her. Will, I adored from the beginning. Lottie treated him poorly for most of the book, all in the hopes of protecting her heart. Will was persistent, though. He wanted to be with Lottie. As a child he loved her the only way best friends could. But seeing her as an adult changed his perspective. I want to tell you, there is a sad story here for these two. That said, at this moment, I can’t think of two characters that are so well deserved of a happy ending. I was rooting for them from the beginning. Though there were times I worried it wasn’t going to happen.

This book is angsty. And while there is great chemistry between Lottie and Will and a huge amount of tension, their intimacy was sweet. I wouldn’t call this a clean romance, but it was a tame one. Also, while the writing flowed nicely, I found some of the story to drag in places. Of course, I was getting impatient for my happily-ever-after, so it could have just been me. Regardless, I loved this book, I recommend this book to anyone who loves romance and I will definitely be looking for the next installment in Jasmine Steven’s Holbrook Series.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 💗💗💗💗💗 ~ Love Doctor By Logan Chance ~ Genre: Romantic Comedy ~Release Date: February 12th 2019 ~ AVAILABLE NOW! ~ 5 Stars!

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LOVE DOCTOR 

BY

LOGAN CHANCE

Genre:  #RomanticComedy #BossEmployeeRomance #BookBoyfriend

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  February 12th 2019

Read:  February 12th 2019  *ARC provided by author.  However, I also purchased this amazing book!

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Add To Goodreads:  Love Doctor by Logan Chance

Other Books by Logan Chance:  Goodreads Author Page

Buy the book:  Amazon Link

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Synopsis:

I just published my first novel: Love Doctor. There’s one small problem—besides the fact it isn’t selling—my boss from Hell, Dr. Declan Sincock, Sex Therapist, was my muse. Let’s just say, I took some creative liberties with him…
I never thought he’d know about it.
And never in a million years did I think he’d read it.
But he has, and he’s not happy.
I should just quit, find a new job, but now I have another plan. Write what you know, right? Dr. Sincock is going to educate me on how to write hotter sex. He just doesn’t know it yet.

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📝My Review📝:

 Love DoctorLove Doctor by Logan Chance

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was an absolute breath of fresh air. To tell you the truth, I am not at all surprised that I loved it. This particular author is one of my favorites for a very good reason. Logan Chance always entertains me. Love Doctor in particular, took me on a versatile, literary journey. I know that sounds cliche, however it’s how I feel. I started off laughing and ended the last page with a goofy smile. Another aspect I was impressed by was how obvious it was that the author did his research. Not just medical research. Each chapter began with a notable author’s quote. In addition, I loved the added bonus of “writing within writing.” This book was written with care and love. The author made that obvious.

Rose works for Declan as his assistant. Declan his a sex therapist and is very good at it. Is that profession his true passion, what makes his happy? Does he feel fulfilled in his life? You’ll have to read to find out exactly what makes his heart beat faster. Declan is cocky and confident. He is gorgeous and intelligent. He can also be a pain in the butt; Declan feels the same about her. Do you want to know my favorite aspect of Declan’s persona? It was his vulnerability. I can’t say enough how much I loved Declan. I am so thankful for the dual character perspectives. Being inside their heads, knowing their most private thoughts mad this book believable.

Rose is an aspiring writer. She is currently working on her first novel but criticism from a peer causes her to make some courageous decisions in order to better her writing. Apparently, her intimate scenes are quite lacking. I wonder who she will ask for help?

I’m not going to say any more, or give any more details. I can promise you, you’ll love this adorable, sexy, sweet, endearing story. I absolutely recommend this book and if you haven’t checked out this author yet, you’re missing out on some wonderful storytelling.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 😊 

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Score: Boston Terriers Book Six by Jacob Chance ~ Genre: New Adult Sports Romance ~ Release Date: February 8th 2019

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SCORE 

BY 

JACOB CHANCE

Genre:  #Romance #NewAdult #SportsRomance #FriendsToLovers

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  February 8th 2019

Read:  February 6th 2019  *ARC provided by author

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Series:  Boston Terriers Book Six

Check Out Score:  Goodreads 

Other Books In The Series:  Goodreads

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Synopsis:

I have a crush on Nolan Archer, Boston University’s freshman running back. He’s the definition of tall, dark, and swoon worthy. My knees weaken every time our eyes meet. There’s only one problem… he’s a virgin.

As much as I try to convince myself he’s too young for me, or that I prefer experienced guys, I can’t deny the flames of attraction flaring between us.

When his fraternity brothers decide to auction off his virginity, it forces me to make a decision.
Should I forget about Nolan once and for all, or place the winning bid and be his first score?

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📝My Review📝:

Score (Boston Terriers, #6)Score by Jacob Chance

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars…..

Score by Jacob Chance

This is book six in the Boston Terrier series by author Jacob Chance. I believe this is the last book in the series and that makes me sad because there’s still more characters on the football team that I wish would get a happily ever after. However the author will be giving us a new series with BU’s hockey team players. You’ve already met a couple of those guys, specifically Clancy. I am really looking forward to his story. Not to mention the fact that I love hockey romance.

This book was a little bit different than the others in the series in the way that it takes place post football season and during the university’s Christmas break. However this is not categorized as a Christmas romance. While The playing of football is primarily absent in this novel, we got to watch a group of the guys having fun and just letting go. There was no drama. And for me, that was a treat.

Nolan is a starting receiver for the Boston Terriers and is a freshman. Personally I thought Nolan was a great character. He was sweet, loyal, hardworking and a considerate young man. A gentleman Despite being inexperienced and a little bit shy around Perry, Nolan knew how to treat people with respect while having fun and making the people around him happy.

I’m not going into details because you’ll want to experience all that is Nolan Archer on your own without any spoilers from me. I am going to say that the author did such a wonderful job scene setting. I felt like I was experiencing a winter playground. Nolan, Perri, and some of the guys got to play and just have fun without the stresses of classes. They were all having fun and I couldn’t stop smiling. One of the secondary characters, in particular, had my attention for sure. Flynn. Since I think this is the last we’ll see of the Boston Terriers football series, I felt a bit of disappointment that we won’t get a book for him.

The last chapters of the book were perfect. While I predicted most of what was going to happen, there was a nice surprise thrown in that I didn’t see coming. Do I recommend this book? Absolutely! In fact, this author has not written anything that I didn’t love. If you haven’t read anything in this series, you should. It is a perfect binge-read series.

This is my honest and unbiased opinion. Thank you for taking the time to read my review. 🙂

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ & 📝REVIEW📝 ~ Title: STRENGTH ~ Author: Jo Raven ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance ~ Release date: January 22nd 2019

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RELEASE BLITZ

Title:
STRENGTH

Author:
Jo Raven

Goodreads:

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Genre:
Contemporary Romance

Cover Art:
Lori LovesBooks Jackson!!

#NewRelease #Strength #JoRaven #ReleaseBlitz #StandAlone



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Blurb:

There’s a girl asleep by my bed. Her name’s Sophie and she’s the love of my
life.

She doesn’t know that. I’ve never told her.

I’ve been the biggest asshole the world has seen.

I want everything from her but I can’t ask for it. I fucked up, I’m
probably dying, and it’s too late for second chances…

This is a standalone story in the Wild Men world (companion to Dark Child).
This is the story of Cosima’s sister (Cosima is Merc’s girl).



About the Author:

Jo Raven is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, best known
for her series Inked Brotherhood, Damage Control and Hot Candy. She writes
edgy, contemporary New Adult romance with sexy bad boys and strong-willed
heroines. She writes about MMA fighters and tattoo artists, dark pasts that
bleed into the present, loyalty and raw emotion. Add to that breathtaking
suspense, super-hot sex scenes and a happy ending, and you have a Jo Raven
original story.

Meet Jo Raven online – on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJoRaven), chat with her on Twitter (@AuthorJoRaven) and join her readers group for sneak previews of her covers and stories (http://on.fb.me/1K2LvzO).

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📝5 Stars📝
Oh wow! This was another amazing book by one of my favorite authors. Jo Raven has a talent for writing that is so unique. No other author I have read, tortures their heroes like she does. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to watch a character suffer and be able to do nothing but read faster to get to the HEA. Jo raven writes from the heart and amazes me constantly.

If you’ve read Dark Child then you know of Griffin and Sophie. And while you do not have to read that book prior to Strength, I recommend you do because there are quite a few mentions that might make the book even more enjoyable for you.

Griffin is going through dark times. Not only does he suffer from PTSD, there is an issue with his health. My heart broke for this man over and over. In addition to his self-loathing, Griffin believes himself unworthy of Sophie’s love. Sophie was an amazing, strong character. She was just what Griff needed to help him heal. Sophie would teach this tortured man how to love as well.

I can go on but that would mean I’d have to give you details and since I refuse to ruin this book for you, you will have to read it on your own. I promise if you are already a fan of Jo’s, she won’t let you down. And if you haven’t read anything by her yet, I absolutely recommend that you do!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ DRIFTER by Kristy Marie is Available Now! ~ OneClick your copy today! ~ Genre: Contemporary/Ex-Military Romance ~ My Review below the post 👇👇

We’re celebrating the release of DRIFTER by Kristy Marie! One-click this steamy romance today! Catch up on the series while it’s on sale! Details below.

 

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Blurb:

Bianca

Pretty things don’t distract me. In my line of work, a distraction will get you caught. Or in my case, blackmailed. But this isn’t the only time I’ve been hustled, and soon Connor Hayes will learn that men are only pawns in my end game. I don’t love. I hate. Even a pretty boy like him.

Hayes

Two wrongs don’t make a right. Except when they are five-foot-seven and hotter than my exhaust pipe. So, I blackmailed her. It was either that or turn her in. And if anyone was going to put her in handcuffs, it was going to be me. Bianca Morgan stole the only woman I’ve ever loved. It’s only fair she replace her.

 

 

 

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About the Author:
A self-proclaimed reader enthusiast, Kristy started her writing journey back in 2009, reading and writing when her daughter was napping. Establishing her place in Corporate America (because something had to pay the bills), writing became her dirty, late-night secret.
After eight long years, she released her debut novel, Commander in Briefs. It was a long road, but she can honestly say, the road less traveled had the most beautiful sights.
The only thing Kristy Marie loves as much as reading and writing is sports! Especially those that require muscles and a nice ass. Her favorite is, and always will be, baseball. She’s such a fan, that she even married her small town’s high school’s centerfielder where they still live with their three badass kids.

 

📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~Drifter by Kristy Marie ~ Series: Commander In Briefs Book Three ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance ~ Release Date: January 21st 2019

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DRIFTER

BY

KRISTY MARIE

Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance #ExMilitary

My Review:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  January 21st 2019

Read:  January 11th 2019  *ARC provided by author

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Series:  Commander In Briefs Book Three

Add To Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/series/217040-commander-in-briefs

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SYNOPSIS:

Bianca

Pretty things don’t distract me. In my line of work, a distraction will get you caught. Or in my case, blackmailed. But this isn’t the only time I’ve been hustled, and soon Connor Hayes will learn that men are only pawns in my end game. I don’t love. I hate. Even a pretty boy like him.

Hayes

Two wrongs don’t make a right. Except when they are five-foot-seven and hotter than my exhaust pipe. So, I blackmailed her. It was either that or turn her in. And if anyone was going to put her in handcuffs, it was going to be me. Bianca Morgan stole the only woman I’ve ever loved. It’s only fair she replace her.

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📝MY REVIEW📝:

 Drifter (Commander in Briefs #3)Drifter by Kristy Marie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars from page one! This is one of my favorite books, ever! Thank you Kristy for giving us the perfection that is Connor Hayes!

When I met all these amazing veterans in the first book, Commander In Briefs, I couldn’t wait to read each of their stories. Drifter is book three and I can honestly say my favorite so far. I say so far because each book is better than the last.

Over a year ago, a book friend (That’s you Jessica) ask me to read for this author. Her name is Kristy Marie and she was new. Well after reading Commander In Briefs, I would have never guessed she was a new author. Her writing was on point, descriptive and every page was engaging. Her characters were all alphas in need of some emotional healing. Their stories are heart breaking. But they get a lot of support from secondary characters. That said, this book, as well as the others, have all the feels. But don’t worry because there is humor too. A lot in fact, which is another aspect of this author’s writing that I loved.

Connor Hayes is amazing. He is sexy, cocky and adorable. In addition, Connor is protective, loyal and dealing with his own emotional demons. Bianca was a perfect match for Connor. From the first pages, I liked her despite what she was planning to do. Bianca and Conner’s relationship grew slowly. While Conner knew Bianca had some dark issues she herself had to deal with, he believed her to be a kindred spirit and he wanted to know everything about her. Connor was patient and kind and a gentleman. He was determined to earn her trust. Gosh I love him so much! He is my favorite hero from this series so far. But alas, there are still several more vets to get their healing.

There is some suspense, angst, and sad moments. But as I mentioned, there is humor to balance it all out. Kristy Marie has quickly moved to the top ten of my favorite authors list. If you have yet to read any of her books, I highly recommend you do. All the books in this series are standalones, but I suggest you read them in order to have an even greater reading experience.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Strength: Wild Card ~ By Jo Raven ~ Genre: Dark Contemporary YA Romance ~ Release Date: January 22nd 2019

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By

Jo Raven

Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #DarkRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  January 22nd 2019

Read:  January 15th 2019  *ARC provided by author

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ADD STRENGTH TO YOUR TBR
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41822679-strength

Synopsis:

There’s a girl asleep by my bed. Her name’s Sophie and she’s the love of my life.
She doesn’t know that. I’ve never told her, nor given her any clues. I’ve been careful. I’ve been diligent. I’ve been the biggest asshole the world has seen.
To her. And to everyone.
But after I fell sick, she came back and she’s still here. I don’t know why, if it means anything, what she wants from me.
I know I want everything from her but I can’t ask for it.
Because I fucked up, I’m probably dying, and it’s too late for second chances… right?

This short novel is a standalone story in the Wild Men world (companion to Dark Child), and will release in October as part of the Cards of Love 2018 series.

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📝MY REVIEW📝:

StrengthStrength by Jo Raven

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Oh wow! This was another amazing book by one of my favorite authors. Jo Raven has a talent for writing that is so unique. No other author I have read, tortures their heroes like she does. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to watch a character suffer and be able to do nothing but read faster to get to the HEA. Jo raven writes from the heart and amazes me constantly.

If you’ve read Dark Child then you know of Griffin and Sophie. And while you do not have to read that book prior to Strength, I recommend you do because there are quite a few mentions that might make the book even more enjoyable for you.

Griffin is going through dark times. Not only does he suffer from PTSD, there is an issue with his health. My heart broke for this man over and over. In addition to his self-loathing, Griffin believes himself unworthy of Sophie’s love. Sophie was an amazing, strong character. She was just what Griff needed to help him heal. Sophie would teach this tortured man how to love as well.

I can go on but that would mean I’d have to give you details and since I refuse to ruin this book for you, you will have to read it on your own. I promise if you are already a fan of Jo’s, she won’t let you down. And if you haven’t read anything by her yet, I absolutely recommend that you do!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Ice Hot: New York Nighthawks Book One by Tracy Goodwin ~ Genre: #Romance #HockeyRomance ~ Release Date: March 5th 2019

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ICE HOT

BY

TRACY GOODWIN

Series:  New York Nighthawks Book One

Genre:  #Romance #SportsRomance #HockeyRomance #Standalone

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  March 5th 2019

Read:  January 6th 2019  *ARC provided via NetGalley

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:

The Nighthawks are hockey’s new expansion team. They’re ice hot. And they’re all about the chase.

Christian:They call me a hockey god because I’m a beast on the ice . . . and off. Men want to be me and women just want me. But now that the New York Nighthawks expect me to lead their team to victory, it’s all work and no play. My eyes are on the prize. Until I meet Serena Ellis, a sexy, curvalicious blonde who doesn’t know me from jack. And just like that, I’m hooked.

Serena:I don’t do one-night stands—especially with celebrity jocks who date models. Lots of models. But the god of hockey is a temptation that’s hard for mere mortals to resist. And after the best kiss of my life, I’m ready to throw my one-night stand rule out the window. Except Christian Chase won’t let me. He doesn’t want a one-night stand. He wants it all.

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📝My Review📝:

 Ice Hot (New York Nighthawks, #1)Ice Hot by Tracy Goodwin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars to Ice Hot by Tracy Goodwin!
This is a great start to what I believe is going to be a great series. Hockey romance is my absolute favorite of the sports romance genres. To me, there is nothing sexier than a hot shot hockey player. Additionally what makes this book an even better experience for me is I have found a new author to add to my TBR. Tracy Goodwin is definitely an author whose name I have seen before. Why I haven’t read one of her books before this, is a mystery to me. So I want to thank NetGalley for this recommendation. I will definitely be on the look out for the next book in the series. The author not only gave a great story with this books’s protagonists, but she gave us a good amount of inside on some of the other team members. I will also mention that Ice Hot has some of the most entertaining, loyal secondary characters I’ve read recently.

Christian and Serena…….
Christian is the new captain for the New York Nighthawks, NFL’s newest expansion team. Christian’s addition to this team and his recent two-time Stanley Cup wins makes him an asset the coaches and managers hope will lead the Nighthawks to their own trophy. Christian has had a tough childhood, with no support from his only living parent, his father. Since he came from nothing, he does his best to take nothing for granted. He is gorgeous, popular with women and fans but he has a side to him which is genuine. I think you should unravel the sexy enigma that is Christian on you own. Learning where he came from and how he got to where he is now, was a part of the book that the author used to really give us insight at what makes him tick. I will tell you, Christian is not all he seems. He was a gentleman. Was he perfect? No. Did he make mistakes? Yes, one in particular that had me wanting to kick his butt. Did he redeem himself? Hmmm…you’ll have to read to find out. I do promise you one of the happiest endings.

Serena is one of those heroines that I have crazy respect for from the first page. She is beautiful inside and out. But her most important attributes are her determination to be successful on her own terms. It was her determination, kindness, loyalty and take-no-nonsense attitude that made me her biggest fan. Okay, well second biggest when you consider how much Christian wanted her.

I won’t go into the detail of their relationship dynamic because you will enjoy reading that on your own. I will say there are insecurities among other hurdles that Serena and Christian will have to get over before their HEA. But when they do……One of my favorite happily-ever-afters!

This is definitely a must read. If you are a hockey romance fan, you can add this series to your TBRs. You won’t be disappointed. This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📚Emily’s Top 10 Books Read in 2018📚

There were so many great books that I read in 2018…but there were some favorites that stood out above all the rest. Here are my top 10 books that I read in 2018!

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10. Even The Darkest Stars

(Even The Darkest Stars #1)

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By Heather Fawcett

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means climbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer who is determined to best River, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and even worse at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth of their mission and of her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

Add on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26958226-even-the-darkest-stars?ac=1&from_search=true

 

9. Shadow of The Fox

(Shadow of The Fox #1)

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By Julie Kagawa

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

Add on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36672988-shadow-of-the-fox?ac=1&from_search=true

 

8. Isla and the Happily Ever After

(Anna and the French Kiss #3)

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By Stephanie Perkins

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

Add on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9627755-isla-and-the-happily-ever-after?ac=1&from_search=true

 

7. Roomies

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By Christina Lauren

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so compulsively readable as in New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren’s romantic novel.

Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient.

For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions.

Using the only resource she has to pay the brilliant musician back, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her uncle, Broadway’s hottest musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he’s in the country illegally, his student visa having expired years ago.

Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin needs him, a wild idea takes hold of her. Impulsively, she marries the Irishman, her infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway—in the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting—will Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

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6. Kingdom of Ash

(Throne of Glass #7)

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By Sarah J. Maas

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas’s #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius’s journey from slave to king’s assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world. . .

Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world.

And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever.

As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.

Add on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33590260-kingdom-of-ash?ac=1&from_search=true

 

5. Royals

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By Rachel Hawkins

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.

While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.

Add on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35997816-royals

 

4. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

(Harry Potter #3)

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By J.K. Rowling

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he’s after Harry. Now Hogwarts is being patrolled by the dementors, the Azkaban guards who are hunting Sirius. But Harry can’t imagine that Sirius or, for that matter, the evil Lord Voldemort could be more frightening than the dementors themselves, who have the terrible power to fill anyone they come across with aching loneliness and despair. Meanwhile, life continues as usual at Hogwarts. A top-of-the-line broom takes Harry’s success at Quidditch, the sport of the Wizarding world, to new heights. A cute fourth-year student catches his eye. And he becomes close with the new Defense of the Dark Arts teacher, who was a childhood friend of his father. Yet despite the relative safety of life at Hogwarts and the best efforts of the dementors, the threat of Sirius Black grows ever closer. But if Harry has learned anything from his education in wizardry, it is that things are often not what they seem. Tragic revelations, heartwarming surprises, and high-stakes magical adventures await the boy wizard in this funny and poignant third installment of the beloved series.

Add on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5.Harry_Potter_and_the_Prisoner_of_Azkaban?ac=1&from_search=true

 

3. All The Wandering Light

(Even The Darkest Stars #2)

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By Heather Fawcett

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: After the terrifying events on Mount Raksha, the witches have returned, and River has betrayed Kamzin to regain his dark powers. The witches’ next step: march on the Three Cities and take over the Empire—led by River’s brother, Esha.

If Kamzin is to save Azmiri and prevent the fall of the Empire, she must find a star that fell in the Ash Mountains to the north. Fallen stars have immense power, and if Kamzin and Lusha can find the star, they can use its magic to protect the Empire. To get there, Kamzin has allied with Azar-at, the dangerous and deceptive fire demon, who can grant her great power—in exchange for pieces of her soul. But River wants the star too, and as their paths collide in dangerous and unexpected ways, Kamzin must wrestle with both her guilt and her conflicted feelings for the person who betrayed her.

Facing dark magic, a perilous journey, and a standoff against the witches, can Kamzin, Lusha, and Tem find the star and save their Empire?

Add on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36099148-all-the-wandering-light?ac=1&from_search=true

 

2. The Cruel Prince

(The Folk of the Air #1)

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By Holly Black

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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1. A Court of Mist and Fury

(A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

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By Sarah J. Maas

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

Add on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17927395-a-court-of-mist-and-fury?ac=1&from_search=true

 

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