Friday, April 25, 2014

[Review Tour - Review & Giveaway] Nash ~ Jay Crownover


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Title: Nash (Marked Men #4)
Author: Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult/ Coming of Age
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks, an imprint of HarperCollins
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.

Synopsis

Will their past determine their future?
Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming of nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there’s no room for love. She doesn’t need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life—especially when he’s the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused. But he turned her world upside down . . . and now he’s trying to do it again.
Saint has no idea that Nash isn’t the cocky player he once was. Uncovering a devastating family secret has rocked his world, and now he’s struggling to figure out his future. He can’t be distracted by the pretty nurse he seems to meet everywhere. Still, he can’t ignore the sparks that fly between them —or how she seems so desperate to get away from him. But the funny, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous Saint is far too amazing to give up on—especially since she’s the only thing in his life that seems to make sense.
When Nash discovers the truth about their past, he realizes he may have lost her heart before he could even fight for it. Now, Saint has to decide: is Nash worth risking herself for all over again?

About the Author
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I'm supposed to share interesting details about myself so that my readers get to know me so here we go in no particular order: I'm an natural redhead even though I haven't seen my real hair color in years, I'm a big fan of tattoos and have a half sleeve on either arm and various other pieces all over the place, I've been in the bar industry since I was in college and it has always offered interesting insight into how men and women interact with each other, I have 3 dogs that are all crazy, I live in Colorado and love the snow, I love music and in all reality wish I could be a rock star not a writer or a bartender but I have zero talent so there is that. I love to write, love to read and all I'm interested in is a good story with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. Thanks for taking the time to check my stuff out...
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Jasmine's Review

Let's start off with saying that I absolutely love this series. I think it is one of my favorite series ever, even if I have only read 2 of the books from this series, Rome and this one. 

Nash is one of the most well written books ever unlike this review.:) It hooked me from the start and I wasn't able to put it down.  I just love the characters even the side characters. I am also incredibly happy that this book is written in dual POV. Dual POVs just rock! It helps me connect with both the characters. 

Let's talk about Saint. She is totally awkward, can't really connect with people, doesn't know how to talk to people, a nurse, kinda hates men ( because of her dad and her past with Nash) and she cries when having sex. In other words, I just love her. I really like people who are awkward around others cause personally I am the same. But I don't hate men, I like them! Especially the really hot ones.:) 

So Saint is like, well, a saint. She is really kind to her patients and just incredibly good at her job. This is also seen during Rome. If I ever needed a nurse I want her to be it!

Now let's talk about Nash. Hot hot hot sexy and sweet Nash!!! Even if Nash looks like a really bad boy with all his tats he is one of the sweetest male I have ever read. He is probably in my top 3 book boyfriends. Even with everything going on with his dad he still had time for Saint making him the best boyfriend ever!!! Yes, I just want to wrap him up, hide him in my closet and keep him for myself.:) Seriously though, he is the sweetest ever!! 

Let's just say that I love EVERYTHING about this book. So read it!! Darn it! READ IT!! LOVE IT!! 

6 FREAKISHLY HOT TATTOOED MAN!





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Sunday, April 13, 2014

[Review] Desire ~ B.L. Wilde


Jade has worked as a Seductor in a secret organization for five years now. Her main job? To earn the trust of her targets and secure the object or information her company was hired to steal—by any means necessary. She’s damn good at it, too.


With five years left on her contract, she is handed an assignment that turns her world upside down.


Oliver Kirkham is the attractive, young CEO of Kirkham Industries, a weapons manufacturing company, and is currently in possession of some very important blueprints—blueprints that could change the way war, as we know it, works. He’s extremely focused and doesn’t have time to date, at least until he comes to the rescue of a shy but very alluring Jade Gibbs.


What happens when one night of passion turns into more? Will Jade allow her feelings for Oliver to get in the way of her mission? Or will she do what she was hired to do and secure the steal?


Goodread link; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18488643-desire


Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Desire-Seductors-B-L-Wilde-ebook/dp/B00H0NPXDE/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397396576&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Seduced+b.l.+Wilde


Tif's Review

This book was AMAZING. If you haven't read it yet, BUY IT NOW!!! I just cannot explain how good this book was. It was the perfect blend of everything!! Also, it had a lot of sexiness in it...what more could ya ask for?

I honestly don't know why this book isn't trending right now. It should be. Honestly, it's the next best thing to Tangled by Emma Chase. Oliver was just waaaaay too hot and sexy to be real and Jade is the perfect kick-ass heroine for this story.

The storyline flows smoothly throughout the whole book. You could really tell what Jade's intentions were at the beginning and how they eventually changed. I thought B.L. Wilde did a wonderful job on the first novel in this exciting series. I am now super stoked for the next book to come out!

If your reading something else, drop it and read this book instead. It is that good!!!


5 PERFECT STARS 


Saturday, April 12, 2014

[Review] Play ~ Kylie Scott


Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller Lick.

Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl. Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?

Purchase link
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Play-Stage-Novel-Kylie-Scott-ebook/dp/B00H0V069M/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1397313811&sr=1-1&keywords=Play

Tif's Review
Play by Kylie Scott was such an easy and funny read. The first book, Lick, was great too but this one was just SUCH a fun read. Mal's humor made me crack up so many times. 

This book was much lighter than the first book. It didn't have really deep tones to it but it still gave me a lot of angsty feels too. Though Mal and Anne's relationship started as a "fake" one, it progressed into something serious. I love how they made the progression from fake to real flawlessly. There was not too much drama when it came to that portion of the book. 

You may think New Adult means no steam, but this book had a lot of that too! 

I'll obviously give this book 5 stars. It's so good I could re-read it!




[Review] Sex in The Title ~ Zack Love


New York City, May 2000. The Internet bubble has burst and Evan, a computer programmer, is fired with an email from his boss. The next day, his girlfriend dumps him, also via email. Afraid to check any more emails, Evan desperately seeks a rebound romance but the catastrophes that ensue go from bad to hilariously worse. 

Fortunately, Evan meets Sammy -- someone whose legendary disasters with females eclipse even his own. To reverse their fortunes, they recruit their friends -- Trevor, Yi, and Carlos -- to form a group of five guys who take on Manhattan in pursuit of dates, sex, and adventure. 

When Evan, a closet writer, falls desperately in love with a Hollywood starlet, he schemes to meet her by writing a novel that will sweep her off her feet. Sammy knows nothing about publishing but is confident of one thing: Evan's book should have the word "sex" in the title. 

With musings about life, relationships, and human psychology, this quintessential New York story about the search for happiness follows five men on their comical paths to trouble, self-discovery, and love.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Sex-Title-Comedy-Dating-Romance-ebook/dp/B00G2JM0D8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1397314760&sr=1-1&keywords=Sex+in+the+title

Jasmine's Review
**Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

Having the word "sex" in the title really does make people curious and want to read it. But just so you know there really wasn't that much sex in the book so the title kinda gives you the wrong thought. 

It actually took me quite a long time to finish this book and there are reasons for that which I am about to tell you.
1. I was incredibly busy with school. School sucks!
2. There were really slow parts that made me reluctant to pick the book up again
3. The transition confuses me sometimes. Like I'm not sure if there was a flashback or if it is happening at the same time and sometimes I'm not sure which character's head I'm in. So yah, that sucks..

Maybe because of these reasons I didn't really find the humor a lot of people are talking about. But there are also some things that I really like.
1. The uniqueness of the book. You don't really find books with a plot like this. Personally I NEVER read a book quite like this. There is even one not so good looking guy which rarely happens.
2. It feels more like a biography ( btw, I hate biographies but this is different) because it feels so true to life, like these things can actually happen. And in this book, there is no certainty that they would end up with someone unlike almost every book out there where you are pretty sure who will end up with whom. So in other words this book shows reality and how life really works and not everyone gets an HEA.
3. Sometimes it gives you a new perspective in life. And there are seriously a lot of terms I would never have thought off like the SQ (Sexual Quotient). I can never think of something like that.

Overall, this book had a slow start but it came through in the end.:)

3.5 Stars

[Review] Pulled Beneath ~ Marni Mann


Book Description

 March 18, 2014
What happens when you uncover years of secrets and find out everything you thought to be true was a lie? 

Drew Stevens finds her world turned upside down when her parents are brutally murdered. Soon after, she learns she inherited a property in Bar Harbor, Maine, from recently deceased grandparents that she believed had died when she was a baby.  

Drew travels north to settle her grandparents' estate, but finds more questions than answers as the truth starts unraveling. What she didn't expect to find was Saint, whose reputation is as tumultuous as his past. But the very thing that brings them together is the same thing that keeps them emotionally caged.

With Saint's scars so deep and Drew's so fresh, can the pair heal from their painful wounds or will they be pulled beneath the darkness of their pasts?

Amazon Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Pulled-Beneath-Marni-Mann-ebook/dp/B00IH8QAWY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1397313982&sr=1-1&keywords=Pulled+Beneath

Tiff's Review

**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

This book is the perfect new adult story. Just the right amount of angst, romance, drama and (of course) sexiness. Reading it makes you want to live in Maine. 

Drew, the protagonist of the story, travels to Maine after the horrific murder of her parents. She finds out that her grandparent's actually left their house to her in Bar Harbor. When she gets there, she meets Saint! 

Saint is the "mysterious" guy in Bar Harbor. He lives on a boat and fishes for lobsters. He also has wicked tattoos and the perfect bod. What more could a girl ask for? 

I have to say though, the beginning of the book was pretty slow. It kind of dragged for me there and I ALMOST gave up on it, but I'm tellin' ya it was all worth it in the end. 


4 and a half angsty stars! 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

[Review] Twisted ~ Emma Chase


Summary


Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. In this heart-pounding follow-up to Tangled by New York Times bestseller Emma Chase, Kate reveals that there is trouble in paradise, when unexpected circumstances force her and Drew to "renegotiate" their relationship.

There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself—and of me.

But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice; the most important of my life. Drew already made hisin fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that’s just not my style. So I came back to Greenville, Ohio, alone. Well, sort of alone...

What I've come to realize is that old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead.
 



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Bio

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine. 

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true. 


Jasmine's Review

I don't care what other people say. I still love this book! Not as much as the first though. The first one was soooo much better. But this is good too just not Emma's best.

It's still funny, even if it was less than the first book. But I cried a lot more in this book so YEY, I felt something! It's heartbreaking what they had to go through because of a stupid misunderstanding.I hate that this had to happen to them but things have to happen. Sucks! But I still think it's not as bad as other say it is, but it's just my opinion.

Overall, I prefer Drew's POV, Tangled. It might have something to do with the fact that I'm a girl and I like reading male POVs to figure out how guys think, and Drew is way funnier.

4 Broken Hearts

Saturday, March 29, 2014

[Blog Tour - Dream Cast, Excerpt, & Giveaway] Flawed Perfection ~ Cassandra Giovanni






Bobby Beckerson was the American All-Star hockey player--he was the spitting image of perfection to his family. Goofy, sweet and undeniably gorgeous, he had everything but the one girl he wanted: River Ahlers.
River Ahlers is successful in everything but love. She's been in love with Adam Beckerson since they were kids. Worst of all she's stuck right in the middle of the brother's dueling over everything and anything, and she doesn't even know she's the ultimate prize.
Adam Beckerson was a boy with a guitar, a smile that sunk girl's hearts and a stone wall around his own. He was anything but perfect, and no matter how hard he tried he was nothing compared to Bobby. Sweet, damaged, with boyish good-looks, nobody thought Adam loved anyone but himself.
Bobby loved River, River loved Adam and Adam only loved himself--or so everyone thought. Then one night everything changes, and as it threatens to destroy everyone involved a tragedy strikes that will break them all...
GENRE: New Adult Contemporary Romance



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Cassandra doesn't remember a time when she wasn't writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character's stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. In 2012 she became a published Young Adult author, releasing In Between Seasons (The Fall, #1) and the Amazon bestselling thriller, Walking in the Shadows. In 2013 she branched out by using her artistic illustrating talents to publish her first Children's novel, The Adventures of Skippy Von Flippy: Tales of Friendship (Skippy Tales, #1). Cassandra released her first New Adult novel, Love Exactly, which became an Amazon Bestseller overnight in June of 2013. She's currently working on her new New Adult Contemporary Romance, Beautifully Flawed. The first novel in the series, Flawed Perfection is scheduled to be published on March 7, 2014.

Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is the owner of Gio Design Studios Photography and Gio Design Studios Publication Marketing . She is currently studying to receive a degree in Marketing. Cassandra is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England with the other loves of her life their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.


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DREAM CAST

EXCERPT

I knew the song, and I had to take a deep breath as the words of Five Finger Death Punch sunk in. It was painful to watch and hear him singing that song; to know that was how he felt in this very moment. That was how he felt so many times over.

A break came in the singing and he looked away from me and down to the strings as he slapped them with his thumb. I knew he didn’t need to look away. He knew the song by heart, and his voice came again, clear, strong— angry. Just like the singer from the band, he dragged out the alone until it ended in a growling scream.

His shoulders collapsed under the pressure of the words, and his knuckles turned white from holding the guitar neck too hard. I knew he was crying.

I stood slowly and pulled his head to my stomach, running my hands through his hair to comfort him.

He didn’t respond to my touch at first, but then as I continued to run my hands through his hair, he caved, wrapping his arms around my waist as his back wracked with a silent sob.

“I’ll never be enough, River, never enough for them,” he finally whispered, his voice cracking.

He pulled away from me with one arm still around my waist, fingers tangled in my back belt loop while the other wiped his face.

“Why do you always try to be enough for them?” I asked. He was more than enough for them, but they were too blind to see it.

He shook his head as his chest rose with a deep breath before his red eyes met mine.

“Don’t you always try to be the enough for someone else?” he whispered back.

The truth in his words silenced me. I’d always tried to be enough for them too—to prove I could be enough for him. It just never seemed to work.

“I don’t know what you mean,” I finally responded.

His eyes fluttered as his tongue ran over his parched lips. He stood, free hand moving the bass guitar behind him, one arm still around me.

He let his fingers run up my arms as he leaned his lips to my ear.

“You’ll always be too good for me,” he whispered, sending an electric shock up my spine. He knew. He’d always known.



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