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NEW RELEASE: Thorn (Rosewood High #1) by Tracy Lorraine, Genre: YA/NA High School Bully Romance is Available Now!

 

Title: Thorn
Series: Rosewood High #1
Author: Tracy Lorraine
Genre: YA/NA High School Bully Romance
Release Date: November 22, 2019

 

Blurb

 

She’s an English Rose and I’m about to be a thorn in her
side. 
She doesn’t belong here. From the moment she steps foot in
Rosewood High— it’s clear she must go.
And I’ll use my power to get rid of her. The betrayal I’m
reminded of each time our eyes lock must end.
She’s a lost rich girl, trying to recover from the death of her
parents. But none of that is my concern.
This is my life. My rules. My senior year. What I say goes.
And I say she’s done.
Until she proves me wrong…

 

 

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Author Bio
Tracy Lorraine is a M/F and M/M contemporary romance author.
Tracy recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in
England with her husband, daughter and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having
always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try
her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.
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📝Review📝: NO SAINT by Jo Raven, #DarkYA/NARomance, Release Date: November 26th 2019 ~ Pre-Order limited time; price will increase on release day!

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NO SAINT

By
Jo Raven

Genres:  #DarkRomance #Romance #Bullying #YARomance *This book may have some triggers if you are sensitive to Child abuse (Talked about in past)

My Rating:  4 to 4.5

Cover:  5  *This cover is a very good depiction of Ross.

Publication:  November 26th 2019

Read:  November 17th 2019  *Review copy provided by author

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:

Meet the infamous Ross, black sheep of the family and bully extraordinaire.
I drink too much, smoke too much, screw around. I’ve hurt people, been in and out of prison. I’m a bastard, a beast.
I’m a goddamn bundle of joy.
I mean, my own dad tried to kill me, what does that tell you?
Then again, my dad did kill my mom, so maybe it isn’t just me. Who the hell knows.
The world sucks and I’m giving it the finger in every damn way, except…
Except there’s a girl. Pretty. Hot. Clever. She didn’t get the memo – that she should hate me, shun me, kick me when I’m down. That the world screwed us all over. She believes in the future – and sometimes she seems to even believe in me.
Big mistake. I’m bad news. I made her suffer in the past, and nothing has changed. I’m not an angel, not a saint. No good.
But for some reason I don’t get, I can’t let her go down with me. I find myself trying to be better for her, pretending to be someone I’m not.
And if that doesn’t ring some damn big alarm bells regarding my sanity, well… then I’m done already.

* This is the story of Ross, half-brother to Octavia, Gigi and Merc, set in the Wild Men series *

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📝My Review📝:

No SaintNo Saint by Jo Raven

Between 4 & 4.5 Stars.
I have been a huge fan of this author for a very long time. It needs to be said because I might be a little biased. She hasn’t written a book that I didn’t love. Her heroes are so damaged and broken. Their pasts are some of the most horrific I’ve ever read. Jo Raven is not afraid to cross boundaries. Her books are not for you if you’re looking for a sugary read. I guarantee your heart will break and you will be so angry. So, so angry for what her heroes have suffered. And in No Saint, that applies in excess. You have to wonder how these young men survive the lot life has dealt them. They survive because they are strong heroes with strong heroines who will support and love them unconditionally.

In No Saint,Ross Jones is just surviving his days and nights. This isn’t easy to do when he is constantly tormented. The bully is being bullied. We met Ross early on in the Wild Men series when we were first introduced to Octavia. This book can be read as a standalone, however, I highly recommend you read the previous books. Ross has been an important and complex part of each and knowing about who he was will help you understand him. Maybe forgive him too.

Without giving you details, I found a few circumstances in this book to be unrealistic which is why I’m between 4 & 4.5 stars. But this is just my opinion so please take this lightly and decide for yourself. In addition, I wanted to see the antagonists in this book get what they deserved on the pages and not just an afterthought at the end.

Can bullies be forgiven? Can I forgive Ross for all the suffering he has caused? I wasn’t sure that I could. Fortunately, the author painted the pictures of Ross’s past which put me front and center at his own suffering. God, I wanted to hold him and hug him to me tightly. Fortunately, Ross had Luna and after she dealt with her own anger in regards to Ross’s bullying, she helped him to heal. She became his support. Support which he desperately needed. One of the aspects I appreciated was how the author grew and developed Ross and Luna’s characters. There was a lot of pain, a lot of history between them. It took a while before Luna could forgive Ross but not before she understood him.

This book is dark and intense. Very passionate, very sad and sometimes violent. But I promise, you will sigh with great relief and happiness in the end.

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

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Available Now on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited: Rock Star by SC Daiko, #ContemporaryRock Star #Romance/Young Adult Romance

 
Title: Rock Star 
Author: SC Daiko 
Genre: Contemporary Rock Star Romance/Young Adult Romance

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
Axel Wainwright. British rock god. Bad boy.
He sets the crowds on fire with his voice and his words.
Singing backup for him is my dream job.
My big chance to get recognised and become a star.
Music is my life and now it consumes me.
HE consumes me.
But I have my career to think about; I’ve worked years for this.
I need to keep my distance from Axel, or he’ll burn me to ashes.
Except, guess what? The best-laid plans have a habit of going wrong.
My name is Phoenix Johnson, and, like Icarus, I’ve flown too close to the sun.
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
SC Daiko, aka Siobhan, is an award-winning British author of fast-paced international bestselling contemporary romance and romantic suspense. When she isn’t writing or looking after visitors, Siobhan loves to swim in the sea, travel around Europe, sample different food and enjoy local wine. She has worked in the City of London and taught languages in a Welsh high school before moving to Italy, where she now lives with her husband, a Havanese puppy and three cats. Nothing makes her happier than connecting with readers and fellow authors.

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

New Release: Rules ( Greyford High #3) by Anna B. Doe, Mature YA/NA Sports Romance is Available Now!

Title: Rules
Series: Greyford High #3
Author: Anna B. Doe
Genre: Mature YA/NA Sports Romance
Release Date: November 8, 2019

 
Senior year.
Three girls. Three guys.
Truth and consequence. 
Broken trust and shattered hearts.
Lost innocence and new experiences. 
One more year before running away.
One more year to save her. 
The countdown begins.
 
When Maximillian Sanders moved to Greyford, he had three goals: mend the broken relationship with his sister, keep her safe, and get into a division one college, playing hockey. There he meets the girl who breaks his heart and turns his world upside down, and it’s her best friend who helps pick up the pieces.
 
Brook Taylor learned the hard way that in order to survive this ugly world, she needed to live by her own rules. Then she meets Max and for the first time, she’s tempted to break them. He’s off limits, and she has a plan that doesn’t include a hot hockey player. 
 
He says he wants her, but she can see the truth in his eyes. She should have just followed her rules and guarded her heart. 
Those three little rules were supposed to save her, until she broke them all.

 

★★★★★ “I don’t have the words to say how great this story is! It’s raw, it’s heartbreaking and it’s so beautiful! It’s not a light read by any means but that’s how Max and Brooks’s story was supposed to be.” – SCBookAddict
★★★★★ “This book will break you, heal you, make you fall in love with characters, and their story. You will cry with them, and for them. You will love with them, and cheer for their happy ending. I won’t spoiler the story, I will just say you HAVE TO, no, YOU NEED TO read this book.” – @tinatejt
★★★★★ “Wonderful book and addictive series.” – A Naughty Book Fling

 

 

Anna B. Doe is a young adult and new adult contemporary romance author. She writes real-life romance that is equal parts sweet and sexy. She’s a coffee and chocolate addict. Like her characters, she loves those two things dark, sweet and with little extra spice.
 
When she’s not working for a living or writing her newest book you can find her reading books or binge-watching TV shows. Originally from Croatia, she is always planning her next trip because wanderlust is in her blood. 
 
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BLOG TOUR: Entrapped (Entangled #2) by Carlie Yates is Available Now! ~ YA Romantic Suspense.

 

Title: Entrapped
Author: Carlie Yates
Genre: YA Romantic Suspense
Series: Entangled #2

 

 

 It’s the summer before senior year, and now that Brody’s dark secret has been exposed, he’s left with too many wounds that just won’t heal.


He fell for Catherine—hard. And even though their love is the brightest part of his life, it can’t chase away the shadows of his past. Years of torment still plague him, and it’s a constant battle between old, haunting memories and trying to make new ones with Catherine.

Brody soon realizes that the only way he’ll be able to let go of the past is to find the truth hidden behind a life filled with lies. But as he discovers who he truly is, it becomes painfully clear that the road he’s currently on will turn him into the devil he fears the most.

Now Brody is faced with the daunting decision that will change his life forever. Does he stay and risk becoming a monster himself? Or should he save his soul by leaving behind the girl he loves?

 
 

 

 

 

Title: Entitled 
Author: Carlie Yates 
Genre: YA Romance, Suspense 
Series: Entangled #1
 
Carlie Yates has been writing stories since she was in the fifth grade, convinced that if she didn’t get her thoughts and characters down on paper, her head would ‘plode; it could be ex- or im-, but either way, it wouldn’t be pretty. Inspired by S.E. Hinton, she always said that when she grew up, she would be a published author. This Midwest mom of boys has addictions to reading, road trips, hair dye, and the Oxford comma, and is thoroughly convinced at any given time the theme track to ‘My Three Sons’ will start playing in the background of her home.
She is currently working on “Enlightened” book 3 of the Entangled series, and renouncing her pledge to grow up.
 
 
 

 

 

Release Blitz: End Game by Dee Ellis, Genre: #YASportsRomance is Available Now!

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End Game by Dee Ellis

RELEASE BLITZ

Now Live

End Game, an all-new standalone New Adult love story by Dee Ellis is NOW LIVE!

Synopsis:

Play the game.

Survive.

Win.

Conner Mitchell has a playbook he lives by. A master plan He has spent most of his life building his plans yard by yard.   Play the game, get drafted, and make something of himself.

A game plan he knows backwards and forwards.

A game changed by Hailee Waters.

A brilliant and beautiful track star—and his best friend—destined to teach him a thing or two about the game of life. And love.

Their romance is not without its fumbles but he plays to win and so does she.  Nothing will keep him from the girl he loves—not the years between them, their life plans, or a diagnosis that could sideline them both.

Conner knows they have to play, love, and live like champions—because Hailee is his end game.

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Download your copy now!

Free with Kindle Unlimited

Amazon – https://books2read.com/EndGame19

About Dee Ellis

Born and raised in the Midwest, reading and writing have always been Dee’s passion. Short stories became long stories that finally, became books. While playing grownup during the day, meaning working a job, Dee wrote her first book. When not reading or writing, which leaves less time than she’s proud of, Dee loves spending her time with her four furbabies, her husband and lots of movies nights.

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📝Review📝: ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ End Game by Dee Ellis ~ Genre: YA/NA Sports Romance Coming October 28th 2019!

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End Game

By
Dee Ellis

Genre:  #Romance #NA/YARomance #SportsRomance

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

Publication:  October 28th 2019

Read:  October 24th 2019  *ARC provided by Author, Dee Ellis

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Add To Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48479246-end-game

Universal Link:  Pre-Order Available:  https://books2read.com/EndGame19

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Synopsis:

Play the game.
Survive.
Win.

Conner Mitchell has a playbook he lives by. A master plan He has spent most of his life building his plans yard by yard.

Play the game, get drafted, and make something of himself.
A game plan he knows backwards and forwards.
A game changed by Hailee Waters.

A brilliant and beautiful track star—and his best friend—destined to teach him a thing or two about the game of life. And love.

Their romance is not without its fumbles but he plays to win and so does she. Nothing will keep him from the girl he loves—not the years between them,
their life plans, or a diagnosis that could sideline them both.

Conner knows they have to play, love, and live like champions—because Hailee is his end game.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

End GameEnd Game by Dee Ellis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a story of young love and how a variety of obstacles are prominent in getting in the way of a happily-ever-after. End Game is separated into three parts with two epilogues. The first half of the book is full of teenage drama. I swear, I felt like I was back in high school. In my mind, I was laughing because there were quite a few connections in this book for me during that first 45%. No, I was never lucky enough to catch the attention of the star quarterback however, my true connection was with Paisley, Hailie’s friend. While this book is Connor and Hailee’s story, we get a lot of Bran and Paisley as well. Just wondering if there will be a book in the future about them after college years.

So anyway, Hailee is the daughter of a retired military man. She has two wonderful parents and two protective brothers who will do anything for her. New to town, Hailee has grabbed the attention of Connor, the handsome, popular quarterback, who just so happens to be her neighbor. I want to mention that this book is a love-at-first-sight trope. In addition, Connor is an intense, over-the-top possessive hero. First friends, the growing relationship between Connor and Hailee is extremely intense. They were both possessive of one another and overly dramatic in several ways. While the sexual tension is a steadily growing burn, Connor and Hailee take things slow.

I don’t want to say anything about how the story unfolds because as I said earlier, there is quite a bit of teenage drama and the first half of the book was a little frustrating and monotonous at times. Because of the passion and heart of the H/h, I eagerly read on and truly enjoyed the second half of the book. As the few years passed since Connor and Hailee met, new obstacles brought out their maturity and the story became more endearing to me. Less over-the-top dramatic and more real life experiences. Once you finish reading, you won’t have a single doubt that these two absolutely adore each other. Their love for one another was so powerful and I was so happy with the ending. I especially enjoyed the bonus epilogue. It gives hope when there is darkness and fear for the future. Connor and Hailee learn that time is precious and they plan to live every day to the fullest.

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

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Cover Reveal: Whatever Happens by Micalea Smeltzer, #Young Adult Romance, Release Date: July 19, 2019

 

 

Title: Whatever Happens
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: Young Adult Romance

Cover Design: RBA Designs

Release Date: July 19, 2019

Blurb

Violet Page is having a rough time. This former popular girl
is lost. Her parents uproot everything after her younger sister’s suicide,
moving states away to escape the lingering pain of loss. She doesn’t fit in
anywhere, but finds herself strangely drawn to the boy she watches view the
world through a telescope.
Finnley Crawford isn’t your typical boy next door. Being
autistic has always set him apart from kids his age. None of them quite knows
how to approach him or interact, leaving him only one friend in the form of his
support dog. His lack of friendships lead him to a unique love of space and
aspirations of one day reaching the stars. For in the stars, he sees a peace
and beauty he can’t find on Earth.
The more time these two seemingly opposite teenagers spend
together, the more they learn it isn’t what’s on the outside that counts. So much
can be found on the inside if you only care to look.
Author Bio
Hi.
I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going
to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask
me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to
Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music
and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that
best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it
for anything.
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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 ~ Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) ~ Author: Julie Kagawa ~ Genre: #YA #Fantasy ~ Available June 18th, 2019!

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Soul of the Sword

(Shadow of the Fox #2)

By

Julie Kagawa

Genre: #YA #Fantasy

My Rating: 4.5

Cover: 4

Publication: June 18th, 2019

Read: June 9th, 2019

POV: First-person dual perspective

Hardcover: 432

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41861646-soul-of-the-sword

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Sword-Shadow-Julie-Kagawa/dp/1335184996/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2LBN4D9HRYN11&keywords=soul+of+the+sword&qid=1560132054&s=gateway&sprefix=soul+of+the%2Caps%2C134&sr=8-2

Series: https://www.goodreads.com/series/226819-shadow-of-the-fox

Synopsis:

One thousand years ago, a wish was made to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the powerful demon Hakaimono.

Now he has broken free.

Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. But she has a new enemy now. The demon Hakaimono, who for centuries was trapped in a cursed sword, has escaped and possessed the boy she thought would protect her, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan.

Hakaimono has done the unthinkable and joined forces with the Master of Demons in order to break the curse of the sword and set himself free. To overthrow the empire and cover the land in darkness, they need one thing: the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. As the paths of Yumeko and the possessed Tatsumi cross once again, the entire empire will be thrown into chaos.

📝My Review📝:

I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

4.5 Stars

In this exciting sequel to Soul of the Sword we see Yumeko and the squad continue their journey to the Steel Feather Temple but on top of trying to keep the scroll safe there is the added challenge of Tatsumi now being possessed by the demon Hakaimono. While Hakaimono is off causing lots of chaos Yumeko has made it her goal to save Tatsumi from the demon possessing him on top of getting the scroll to the Steel Feather Temple. But this journey is not easy and the squad (Okame, Reika, Master Jiro, and Daisuke) hit many roadblocks along the way. It is an exciting and thrilling story that is nothing short of enjoyable. If you loved the first book then you will love this one as well.

Now why is this not a 5 star read if I enjoyed it so much? Here are my critiques. This was a similar issue with the first book but the story is very slow moving. There is one goal in mind and it takes the entire book to get there. Now this is not a huge issue but I just wish there was more. I want more from this story. Secondly there was many predictable moments. While some things did come as a shock to me there was a lot that did not as well. Predictability is not bad but it makes the story a little less enjoyable. Lastly Tatsumi was not in this book that much and I missed him…that is a personal thing but these are my reasons why this book is a 4.5.

Let’s talk about character development. There was a lot and I am thrilled about it. Yumeko grew so much! One of my complaints about the first book was that she was too innocent. Well not anymore my friends Yumeko really explores her kitsune side in this book and uses her powers a lot more. She also grows as a person. She was very oblivious to the world in the first book but she becomes a lot more aware in this one. She starts to understand feelings as well (not just romantic feelings) and I think that was so important to her character development. Reika really took charge in this book, I really saw her as the leader of our little squad and not a force to be trifled with. Daisuke and Okame! My precious boys I love them. They also develop a lot in this book but I won’t say how. I think it is better left unknown before going into the book. What I will say is that Okame is not the only humorous character anymore. Lastly Tatsumi/Hakaimono, well Hakaimono is a demon so he does pretty shady things. Like I mentioned we don’t see Tatsumi much since he is possessed but the dynamic and development of these two characters is very important. You’ll see what I mean when you read it.

I was dying to read this book and I was not disappointed. This series is really one of my favorites and I am so excited to see how it is going to end. It is so unique and different from much of what is out there nowadays and I want more! Everytime I finish one of these books I miss the story and characters and want to reread it immediately. Not many books can do that.

 

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