Book Review: Ignite (Explosive #1) by Tessa Teevan

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After nearly a year and a half of grieving the loss of her husband, twenty-seven year old Alexa Sullivan Tate is headed back to her hometown after a decade of being away. She has no idea her high school crush, Jace McAllister, the guy who stole her heart the same night that he broke it, is more than ready to pick up the pieces.

Jace has spent the last ten years in the Army defusing bomb after bomb, trying to forget the girl who ignited all his passions. Little does he know that the spark still exists.

Ten years ago they had smoldering chemistry, but the spark between them now might light a fuse that leads to an explosion even Jace can’t stop. Not that he wants to. If only Alexa can get past her guilt and trust her heart again.

But how do you put it all on the line when you’ve already lost everything once before?

My thoughts- 

It’s official. Tessa Teevan is on my list of favorite authors! I don’t have enough good words to say about this book!! What an incredible debut!

This book is heartfelt and genuinely lovable. The characters are relatable and you can’t help but love them (okay okay…want to be them is more like it). The writing is good, the pace well kept, the editing great. The story is believable and I cried, giggled and got really hot!!! Speaking of hot…this book is steamy! There is so much sexual tension and it’s fabulous! Jace and Alexa just have this awesome chemistry that pops off the page!

“Don’t worry. I’ve got you,” he leans down and whispers in my ear. I pull my head back and look up at him again.  “Yeah, you do,” I let out, surprising both myself and Jace.

I highly recommend this book to all NA lovers. You will adore every second and then read it again! 

My Jace and Alexa-

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Book Review: Freefall (Custom Culture #1) by Tess Oliver

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After leaving high school, with a hard won diploma and the title of most likely to break hearts, Alexander “Nix” Pierce has left his wild, out of control years mostly behind him. A small inheritance from his grandfather has given him the funds to open up his tattoo shop, Freefall, and he has started to pull his life together. Aside from trying to keep his best friend, Dray, from killing himself in the fight ring, and his slight obsession with a pin-up model he’s never met, Nix’s life is going smoothly . . . until Scotlyn James, the object of his obsession, walks into his shop.

Ever since a tragic accident killed her family and left her alone in the world, Scotlyn James hasn’t spoken one word. Up until now she didn’t care that she had no way of talking to people. Her awful aunt would never have listened, and Lincoln Hammond the arrogant, selfish man who pulled her from the streets of Los Angeles wouldn’t hear her words if she could speak. But when Lincoln insists she get a tattoo to cover up a scar on her side, Scotlyn meets the artist, Nix Pierce. And now she longs for her voice. Now she has found someone who will hear her.

My thoughts-

I’m surprised you made it down to the review and aren’t stuck staring at the book cover…so hot, right?! Well, the book is just as good!

I loved the premise of this book! Nix is obsessed with a girl and carries her picture around, yet has never met her. Scotlyn hasn’t spoken his a word since the accident that killed her family, and now she’s in too deep with a controlling asshole. They meet when Lincoln, Scotlyn’s boyfriend, decides she needs a tattoo to cover up a scar. She walks in the door or Nix’s tattoo shop and *fireworks*…well, at least for Nix!! Scotlyn takes a awhile to warm up to Nix, but she very quickly passes “warm” and is “hot” for Nix in the blink of an eye! To bad she’s with Mr. Controlling Asshole Lincoln.

Nix and Scotlyn are super cute together. It was really interesting and unique for one of the characters to be mute, it changed up the story some. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more from this series!

My Nix and Scotlyn-

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Series Review: Tragic, Manic and Panic (Rook and Ronin) by J.A. Huss

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Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far – just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look. The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy! He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s camera.

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world. It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

My thoughts-

omg. omg. omg. This series blew my mind. I read all three in two days! I couldn’t put it down!! Rook (such a cool name) and Ronin are so hot together…I thought my kindle was going to melt! And it certainly didn’t hurt that there were a few hot guys (Ford and Spencer!) in this book…all of which i’m dying to read their own stories!! I can’t really give you great reviews on the separate books because I read them all together, but here are a few thoughts-

Tragic– I need a cherry blossom tree. Rook’s totally hiding something. Ronin is a greek god. Elise is the cutest thing in the whole world, love her! Antoine, speak english already!

Manic– Where do I buy this body paint? Spencer’s tattoos…yum! I secretly hate Claire. Rook is totally hiding something pretty big. Ford- you drive me crazy…a good kind of crazy. I love Rook’s “I came here to shuffle” mentality!!

Panic– I HATE CLAIRE. Rook’s hiding something that’s SO big! Holy crap! Rook’s part of The Team…they need shirts…maybe painted on shirts? Ford- I love you. Ronin- you are so perfect for Rook, but wise up about Claire already! Rook is so kick ass!! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE ENDING!! (what happened to Claire?!)

I’m unbelievably excited about Ford’s story due out Feb. 20, 2014!!! I’ve got my calendar marked!!

My Rook and Ronin-

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ARC Review: All He Needs (All of Nothing #2) by C.C. Gibbs

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All He Needs is out December 17th! Pre-order here!

See my review for All He Wants (All of Nothing #1) right here!

All He Needs, book two of the All of Nothing trilogy, knocked my socks off! This book, like the first one, is off the charts steamy!! Dominic is my favorite alpha male of all alpha book boyfriends! (which is a big deal) Kate is witty and smart, a great female character. I love them together. Kate handles Dominic like a pro in this book, he even starts to mellow out some. Dominic spends most of the book trying to protect Kate from enemies unknown to her, so that he won’t lose her…but will he lose her because of his own decisions? I absolutely love this series and I can’t wait for the next book! I can’t give anything away, but i’m excited about what’s to come!

The cover art for this series is GORGEOUS!

My Dominic and Kate-

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**I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review!

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: For Real by Chelsea M. Cameron

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Two people. One fake relationship. What could go wrong?

When virgin Shannon Travers gets fed up with her friends demanding that she find a boyfriend, she enlists the help of tattooed, mohawk-rocking graphic design student Jett. He’s more than happy to play along with their Fake Relationship, including the Ten Rules of Fake Dating that control-freak Shannon comes up with. Even if he likes to violate them. Repeatedly.

But what happens when Fake Dating starts to feel… not fake anymore? Will Shannon be willing to let go and embrace the first thing in her life that’s ever felt REAL?

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GIVEAWAY!!!

Grand prize winner receives a $100 Amazon Gift Card and Crane bracelet. 5 Runners up receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card and Crane bracelet. US Only!

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chelseamcameronChelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

 Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)

 Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.

 Website: http://www.chelseamcameron.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chel_c_cam

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Cover Reveal and Giveaway: One Wild Night by Magan Vernon

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The book is set to release on December 5th.

One Wild Night Can Change Everything

Valerie Wilder doesn’t do serious relationships. She also doesn’t usually wake up in Vegas next to a male stripper…

A male stripper who happens to be her new husband.

A quickie divorce seems like the answer, but the Nevada legal system doesn’t think so.  When her new husband suggests flying back to Chicago with Valerie she accepts, wondering if one night in Vegas could turn into something much more.

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Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. When not writing she spends her time fighting over fake boyfriends via social media. You can find her online at http://www.maganvernon.com.

Website: http://www.thepunchingbagfightsback.blogspot.com/

Facebook Fan Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Magan-Vernon/215620155165079

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MaganVernon

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5237606.Magan_Vernon

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NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

I get asked a lot, what is a serialized novel? A serialized novel is basically like a TV show. It’s broken up into episodes. Each story is about fifty pages long, perfect to read in one or two sittings. Each installment will come out every three weeks with six of them total in a season. Each episode will have its own story that will add to the big picture. The basis of One Wild Night is that Valerie Wilder wakes up married to a stripper in Vegas. Each episode follows that story with little plot twists and turns in between.

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Book Review: Unsettled by S.C. Ellington

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To be released on 12/10/13!! Mark your calendars!!

After a horrific breakup with her long time boyfriend, Brooklyn Caldwell is completely disenchanted with the notion of mingling with the opposite sex. Damon Williams had been everything she thought she wanted…until he wasn’t.

In an attempt to escape her heartbreaking past, Brooklyn seeks refuge in bustling Washington DC where she folds into the fast paced society unnoticed…until she meets a young entrepreneur, Logan Colton.

Brooklyn is surprised to find that while she has been successful in keeping the opposite sex at bay, somehow she is defenseless against Logan’s confidence and charm—and it doesn’t hurt that he is absurdly beautiful. While thrilled with Logan’s candor, Brooklyn hesitates, as she can’t seem to move past the heartache that she suffered at the hands of Damon.

As much as Logan didn’t plan on pursuing her, he is drawn to Brooklyn’s muted beauty and her witty persona. For all his success, Logan is ensnared in the coveted world of unequivocal wealth and power, but behind closed doors is taunted by demons and an undeniable need to atone for a monumental mistake.

As the two embark on a tumultuous obstacle course saturated with unknown twists and turns, Brooklyn is left to question whether she can endure the journey ahead.

My thoughts- 

um did this author stalk me and then write a book about me?! haha!! I read this book the day after I turned 25, the main character, Brooklyn, is about to turn 25! Also, I’m an administrative assistant, just like Brooklyn! Ok, that’s where the similarities stop..but I still got a kick out of it!

Brooklyn is your normal girl…working a job she doesn’t love, dreaming of doing something else, spending time with friends, trying to get over a broken heart. She left home after college to get away from Damon, the guy who broke her heart. Well, years later and she’s never let anyone else in. Until she meets Logan Colton. He pursues Brooklyn, despite when she shuts him down! Slowly she starts to let down her walls and it takes awhile but she realizes that she’s fallen for him and trusts him completely.

I really like Logan Colton. He is flawed, sexy and mysterious.I thought it was cool how he shows Brooklyn that he’s just a normal young guy who plays board games and hangs out in local bars…but also is smart enough to own his own company and make tons of money. Brooklyn is relatable and likable. I liked her up until the end…then I didn’t. She seemed so level headed until…you guessed it, the end. Also, cliffhanger alert.

I’ve got my fingers crossed for book 2. We will see.

**I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

ARC Book Review: Storm Shells (Wishes #3) by G.J. Walker-Smith

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The only way to move forward was to go back to the very beginning…. 

After three miserable weeks without Charli, Adam makes the decision to follow her, desperately hoping to find a way of following through on his promise of a happy ending. He finds her back in Pipers Cove, healing her broken heart by spending time with the one person who never lets her down. Both know nothing has changed. They’re desperately in love, hopelessly stuck in limbo, and unable to find common ground. When fate offers them a chance at a different kind of ending, it’s a one-shot deal. Running with it means changing their plans – something neither of them has ever been willing to do before, even for each other. Just as one begins to find their way, the other completely loses direction – and neither of them realise that time is running out.

My thoughts-

Writing reviews for my favorite book is the hardest thing. Like, i’ve put this off for days because every time I think about writing this review…I get nervous!!! I know I can’t possibly put into words how much I love this series and the new book, Storm Shells, but i’m going to try! Especially since it’s getting released in the next 48ish hours! I know that the release date is November 11th, but on itunes it will be released on the 10th. So depending on where you live and what device you use, start looking for it soon!

So back to my review… I was really upset at the end of Second Hearts. Charli had left New York, and even though this was a good decision, my heart still hurt for her and Adam. Adam was such a dumb guy…I wanted to smack him upside the head! How could he just let her walk away?! Didn’t he know she was the best thing that had ever happened to him?! So Charli heads back to Kaimte, where Mitchell is. She finds some solace in the beach and her old friend, but after a week decides to head back home to Pipers Cove. Upon arriving, she finds Gabi has moved in with Alex and they are struggling with issues of their own. Charli now feels out of place in her childhood home and decides to move into the cottage.

Adam is staying with Ryan, his brother, because he couldn’t bear all the reminders of Charli in their apartment. It takes him three weeks of being miserable before he decides to go after her.

In Pipers Cove they are faced with their true love for each other, but also that they haven’t found out a way to make their lives work together. They must both be willing to sacrifice and change their own plans, which they’ve never been willing to do before now. It is so heart wrenching to see them struggling with these decisions. Will they be able to find common ground?

This whole series is incredible, and I highly recommend you start from the beginning. GJ has this insane talent to write such relatable, believable characters, you can’t help but be absorbed into this story. She weaves this element of magic and La La Land into this series, you fall in love with the way that Charli lives her life so completely. When you’re done you can’t help but to be more like Charli, enjoying life to its fullest and being honest, courageous and passionate.

Adam, Ryan, Alex and Gabi are all in this book. I love Ryan and can’t wait for his to get his own story. Also, Alex and Gabi have their own book now too! It’s called Sand Jewels and is available for free on itunes. For all you kindle users, if you have an iphone you can download ibooks and read it on there!

I can’t tell you how much I love this book. It is my most favorite series of all time! You must go read it!

Check out my character interview with Charli and a sneak peek of Storm Shells here!

**Thank you so much to Gemma for the ARC copy! I truly appreciate the opportunity to read your beautiful book!!

ARC Review: With Every Heartbeat (Cities of Love #1) by Melody Grace

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Rome. The city of young lovers, old secrets, and intoxicating new desire…

I thought I knew what I wanted in life. I thought my destiny was set. Then I met him, and everything changed.

Raphael is bold, passionate, and seductive. He sees something in me I never dreamed possible, and now he’s determined to show me a world beyond rules — a dance without limits. I want to trust him, but I’m scared. Because I know once I fall, there’ll be no going back.

An innocent dancer. A mysterious stranger. As Annalise is drawn deeper into the romantic delights of Rome, she’ll question everything she believed about her future. But with opening night looming, can she find the strength to risk it all? And will she be forced to choose between her one true love, ballet, and the new passion in her heart?

Find out in this enchanting new series from the USA Today & international bestselling author of UNBROKEN, Melody Grace.

My thoughts-

I was unbelievably excited to get an ARC of this book! I started it immediately and was so satisfied with this great read! Melody Grace has done it again!

The characters are likable, the plot is smart and the setting is to die for! But what I loved the most is the lesson- follow your heart and discover who you are! This resonated with me so deeply. Annalise has to look within and decide what is right for her, what will make her happy. As a fellow “people pleaser,” this is one of the greatest lessons I’ve ever learned and Melody Grace did a great job of capturing that dilemma, the struggle…and ultimately the joy! Well done!

I highly recommend this book, you will be glad you read it!

Find it here-

Amazon: (PS- it’s on sale for $0.99 until it’s released! So grab it quick!!) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FY8MAW4

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/with-every-heartbeat/id731286174?mt=11

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/368083

Melody Grace is the author of the USA Today & internationally bestselling Beachwood Bay series: UNBROKEN, UNTOUCHED, UNAFRAID, and UNTAMED HEARTS. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach lover, she loves bad boys, good men, and steamy happily-ever-afters.

Find her at:

http://www.twitter.com/melody_grace_

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http://www.melodygracebooks.blogspot.com

https://www.goodreads.com/MelodyGrace

Cover Reveal: Sugar Kisses (3:AM Kisses #3) by Addison Moore

To be released late 2013/early 2014!! Can’t wait!!

Sugar Kisses—nothing tastes sweeter than revenge…

Roxy Capwell couldn’t be more miserable. She just had her heart stomped on by her cheating boyfriend, and the last thing she’s looking for is love. She hates men.

Cole Brighton couldn’t be happier. He’s a player of the highest order, there’s not a girl at Whitney Briggs University that he can’t tag and bag. He loves the ladies.

Roxy’s dream is to own and operate her own bakery one day, but with no oven in her dorm, and a lucrative baking competition on the horizon, she agrees to move in with her best friend’s brother, the obnoxious, womanizing, Cole Brighton.

Between the heavenly scent of baked goods, and Roxy’s perfect body strutting around the apartment, Cole can’t think straight. So when Roxy’s ex starts sniffing around again, Cole volunteers to play the part of her new boy-toy and things get heated both in and out of the kitchen.

Roxy discovers she might not hate every man on the planet, and Cole discovers nothing tastes better than Roxy and her late night SUGAR KISSES.

Roxy is ball of stress and anger.

Cole is all ego and sex.

Their attraction is unstoppable.

And when their bodies collide—its combustible.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18622270-sugar-kisses?ac=1

 Author Biography:
Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she’s not writing, she’s reading.

 Blog: http://addisonmoorewrites.blogspot.com
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