Sunday, January 8, 2017

Lucian Divine
by Renee Carlino
This is a different genre for Renee Carlino and I was very intrigued.  I love this author, and I was very curious where this book would go.  
 
 
Synopsis:
“My guardian angel is a drunk.”

Evelyn Casey’s life is at a standstill. She’s in her mid-twenties, struggling with the dating scene in San Francisco. Nothing seems to be working out, and she’s starting to think that she’ll live out her days in her crummy apartment with her overbearing roommate, Brooklyn. It’s absurd, but sometimes Evey longs for a guardian angel to show up and save the day.

And then he does. Seriously. His name is Lucian and he’s a guardian angel, been on the job for two thousand years. His sudden presence in her life is both good—he’s brilliant, witty, and warm—and bad—he’s brilliant, witty, warm, and hot as —-. But as perfect as Lucian seems, he’s got problems of his own. He’s taken up drinking and he’s brazenly inserted himself into Evey’s life, going against the greatest cosmic law ever created.

For Evey, the rules are simple: You are not allowed to hook up with your guardian angel. But sometimes fulfilling your destiny requires a leap of faith, a confrontation with God.

Yes, God as in God. 
 
This story was very different.  I was sucked in immediately.  Lucian is hilarious and sexy.  And Evey was a fun and strong character that you couldn't help but fall in love with.  This story is about finding love and overcoming the challenges that come with it.  It is technically a paranormal story, however, it is more about the relationship between Lucian and Evey than paranormal.  I loved this story, if you aren't really into paranormal than this one is for you.  It is sexy, funny, and heartbreaking.  I loved this book and highly recommend it.  It is live tomorrow, but is available for pre order now.  
 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Until Ashlynn
by Aurora Rose Reynolds
 
I am a huge Aurora Rose Reynolds fan, she writes great alphas, and just the right amount of angst.  I was very excited to read this one.  This is part of a series, but can be read as a stand alone.  
Synopsis:
Dillon Keck knew Ashlyn Mayson was drunk when she suggested they get married. He knew he should have taken her back to their hotel room and put her to bed. Instead, he did what he had been craving to do since the moment they met.
Claim her as his.
Waking up married in Vegas isn't something Ashlyn Mayson ever thought would happen to her. Having Dillon, her boss, a man she thinks is a dick, insist they stay married is absurd, but every time he touches her, she gets lost in him and wonders if maybe they are meant to be together.
But someone isn't happy for Dillon and Ashlyn and their new found romance, and they're willing to do anything to keep them apart. Even commit murder.


Waking up in Vegas married is not a new thing for romance books.  But I did like the way that Dillon and Ashlyn handled it.  I love the banter between the 2 of these characters.  Dillon is a super alpha and Ashlyn is a fun smart sexy girl.  There is some action and drama as always too.  And I loved that we got a little of the characters from previous books.  
 
 
I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.  It can be read as a stand alone, but I recommend reading the whole series!! 

Until Ashlyn Purchase Link 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Jaded Hearts 
by Harper Sloan
 
Jaded Hearts is the first book in the new series but Harper Sloan.  It is a spin off of the Hope Town series, but you do not have to have read the Hope Town series to start this new one. 
 

 


Synopsis:
Signing with Brighthouse Records was supposed to be everything we ever wanted—our better life. Our chance at everything we never had but always wanted. All our dreams would finally come true and we were on top of the world.
It was our chance at the happiness we never had in life.
Our every desire was at our fingertips and the power of that feeling was all consuming. But then it took every dream we thought would come true and it slapped us in the face with the cold hard reality.
Dreams were just that…something that floated on the cusp of untouchable, taunting you with every graze of your fingertips before slipping even further away.
Happiness…that feeling is a joke.
In the end it became painfully obvious that each of us would always have each other, but we would forever be alone.

This rock star book was different or a couple reasons.  It was about female, and it was also about the darker side.  Where everything isn't great grand and wonderful and the struggles that go along with it.  Wren was a badass, and tough.  She was a little hard to relate to in the beginning.  But as I got more insight into her, I really liked her.  We met Chance in earlier books,. but we really go to know him in this book.  And there was a lot of sexiness in this story for sure.  Add in a little drama and you have this book. 
 

This book is live and available too, this is the first in the series, and I can't wait to read about the other bandmembers!!

Purchase Link for Jaded Hearts 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

One
by ES Carter
 
I am a huge fan of ES Carter and I have enjoyed all her books, and this one made me nervous, but was very excited to read it none the less.
 

 


Synopsis:
One click.
One perfect frame.
That's all it takes to capture an eternal moment; although most people let them pass by without acknowledgement.
I don't waste any.
Not a single one.
If I see something of beauty, I want to experience it, feel it and immortalise it.
If I see someone of beauty, I want to taste them, worship them and memorise them.
I don't have a type, if I like you, I like you.
I don't have a preference.
My bisexuality is a gift, not a defect.
It's the freedom to see beyond gender.
One blink.
One touch.
One night.
Life is filled with so many ones.
One chance to get things right.
One life to live as you choose.
One decision that gives you acceptance.
One person to fill the emptiness.
Just one?
Nah, like I said, life is full of ones.
My camera lets me focus on the good times; I develop from life's negatives, and if things don't work out, I just take another shot.
Who needs just one? 
 
We met Isaac in previous books and he was bi sexual, so I wasn't sure which way this book was going to go.  So that being said, this is my first m/m book!  That is what made me nervous.  This story is beautifully written.  It's a story about figuring out who you are and what you want from life.  It is heartbreaking at times, but also inspiring.  It is also extremely HOT!  This was an emotional gripping story that I really enjoyed.  

All the books in this series are available now and I recommend all of them.  


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Hold My Breath
by Ginger Scott
 

 


Synopsis:
Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell.

I would know.

They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger brother Evan be the one to shine.

Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.

The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.

My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.

And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.

In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp. 
 
I have become a huge Ginger Scott in the last few months, and I have devoured everything I could find by her.  I was very excited for this one, and I loved it!
I liked Maddy from the beginning.  She was strong, but sad.  Maddy's future went on hold when her boyfriend Evan died in a plane crash.  And Will, his older brother has come back and stirred up all those feelings.  This is the story of both of them moving past that and moving forward together.  And in true Ginger Scott style, there is quite a twist that I did not see coming.    


This story is sad at times, but also uplifting and inspiring.  I highly recommend this story

Hold My Breath Purchase Link 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Heat Wave
by Karina Halle
 
This is a brand new stand alone by Karina Halle and I am a huge fan of hers, so I was excited to get my hands on this one.
 
Synopsis:
They say when life closes one door, another one opens.
This door happens to lead to paradise.
And a man I can never, ever have.

Still grieving the loss of her sister who died two years ago, the last thing Veronica "Ronnie" Locke needed was to lose her job at one of Chicago’s finest restaurants and have to move back in with her parents. So when a window of opportunity opens for her – running a kitchen at a small Hawaiian hotel – she’d be crazy not to take it.

The only problem is, the man running the hotel drives her crazy:
Logan Shephard.
It doesn’t matter that he’s got dark brown eyes, a tall, muscular build that’s sculpted from daily surfing sessions, and a deep Australian accent that makes your toes curl.
What does matter is that he’s a grump.
Kind of an asshole, too.
And gets under Ronnie’s skin like no one else.

But the more time Ronnie spends on the island of Kauai, falling in love with the lush land and its carefree lifestyle, the closer she gets to Logan. And the closer she gets to Logan, the more she realizes she may have pegged him all wrong. Maybe it’s the hot, steamy jungles or the invigorating ocean air, but soon their relationship becomes utterly intoxicating.

There’s just one major catch.

The two of them together would incite a scandal neither Ronnie, nor her family, would ever recover from. 

Halle has brought us another amazing romance in an incredible location.  This book is about longing, love, moving forward and forgetting the past and finding who your family is.  When Veronica arrives in Hawaii she is lost and at the end of her rope.  And Logan, her brother in law and the hotel owner, is broody and sexy and Veronica wants to hate him.  Watching them both come to know who they are and what they want is amazing.  And the scenery in the story is incredible.  It makes you feel as though you are there, and now I want to go to Hawaii!!! 




This is available now and I highly recommend it.  This is a complete stand alone with a happy ending and amazing scenery.  

Purchase Link for Heat Wave 

 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Lucas
by Jay McLean
 
 
Synopsis:
In a sprint, every millisecond counts.
When you're waiting for love, those milliseconds can feel like eons.


High school senior Lucas Preston has it all: star of the track team, a scholarship waiting for him, an apartment to himself and a revolving door of girlfriends. He also has an older sister, five younger brothers and a father who relies on him to make sure those brothers don't kill each other.

His saving grace? Lois "Laney" Sanders, a girl he started to fall in like with when he was just eleven.
A girl who became his best friend, his confidant, his courage.

It took only sixteen clicks and eight seconds for Lucas to realize that his like for Laney had turned into love.
Eight life-changing seconds.
It's also the exact length of time it took to lose her. 
 
I am a huge fan of this author and I fell in love with Lucas immediatelyThis is a spin off from the More Than series, and we met Lucas in Lucy and Cameron's book.  I have always loved Jay McLean's books because they are funny and sweet but also emotional and heartbreaking.  And this one is no different.  In Lucy's book we get to know some of the Preston family, but this one gets even deeper in there dynamic.  It made me feel like I was part of the Preston clan.  And Laney was amazing.  She was strong and sweet, but also vulnerable.  There was of course a time when I wanted to scream at them both!  And also several heart breaking parts, I adored the whole thing.  The relationship between Lucas and Laney was so complex and sweet and I loved being a part of it.
 Lucas is available now, and I highly recommend it!!