Monday, January 26, 2015

Blurred Lines
by Jen McLaughlin
Blurred Lines is a new stand alone novel from Jen McLaughlin.  The characters from the Out of Line series show up, but it is definitely a stand alone. 
Once burned…

Finding my fiancée naked on my couch might’ve been a good thing, if her ex-boyfriend hadn’t been with her. For the past eight years I’ve been a witness to the power of true love, but after getting burned I’d decided there wasn’t any hope for me finding it for myself. Until I met Noelle Brandt in a hotel bar. Maybe it wasn’t the most romantic meeting, but the moment I met her I knew I had to have her. The more I learn about her, the more I know I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her.
Twice shy…
I’d already found the love of my life, but I’d lost that love forever. And I’d been lost ever since. But one night a wounded man makes all of that go away. He makes me laugh, live, and feel alive. When he tells me he has no intention of letting me go, I finally begin to believe in the power of true love again. That is, until I find out who he really is…and by then, it’s far too late to correct the mistakes we’ve already made. By the time we both know the truth, the lines have already been blurred beyond recognition.

I fell in love with Riley and Noelle immediately.  Riley was sexy and made me swoon.  He was sweet and funny and I loved him.  Noelle was a romance novelist, so of course I fell for her.  She was smart, sweet and funny.  The beginning of the story happened really fast, and honestly, was a little unbelievable.  But we still rooted for them from the beginning.  They were great together.  I loved that we got a little of Finn and Carrie from the Out of Line books, but we were still focused on Riley and Noelle.  

Blurred Lines is available now, and the author is also having a giveaway for a Kindle paperwhite, and copies of all of the books from the Out of Line series.  
Giveaway Link 

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This book was a solid 4 stars for me, and I highly recommend it.   
Craving Resurrection 
by Nicole Jacquelyn
Craving Resurrection is book 4 in the Aces series.  I love this series, so I was very excited to read this one.  This book can be read as a standalone. 

Patrick Gallagher’s future was mapped out—and it didn’t include Amy Henderson or the IRA.
She was everything he’d never wanted. Too young. Too naïve.
Unfortunately, he couldn’t help but be fascinated by the girl who took refuge in his old bedroom, staying with his mum more often than not.
She looked like a Renaissance painting and argued like a solicitor. He couldn’t resist her, and before long he didn’t even want to.
Instead, he loved her unreservedly… then he married her.
But he couldn’t have prepared for what happened after.
Actions, no matter how large or how small, have consequences—and when the IRA comes knocking, he’s sucked into a life that he’d never anticipated.
Choices were made.
Hearts were broken.
Trust was shattered.
Lives were lost.
Through it all, he loved her. 
We meet both of these characters 30 years ago when they first met.  They were kids and we follow them on an epic journey that brings them to the present.  I loved them both!  And also hated them both at times.  The whole story is heartbreaking!  We see how they come together, and are torn apart many times.  There were several times throughout the book where I thought there was no way this book could end well.  Even though it was heartbreaking, I rooted for the characters.  
This book was a solid 4 star read.  My only complaint was that I felt like it started slow and took me awhile to get into to.  I really enjoyed it though and is a good continuation to the Aces series.  It definitely could be read as a standalone.
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Friday, January 2, 2015

Best of 2014
This yea has been amazing.  I started this blog really as a challenge from my friends to keep track of what I read in a year, and it took on a life of its own.  I have "met" and become friends with some amazing people.  I have embraced my inner book nerd and I have had a great time.  I had only committed to a year, but I am going to continue since it has been so awesome.  I read 300 books this year which is a lot more than I thought.  I also met KRISTEN ASHELY!!!!  Which was incredible!!  I have loved introducing people to amazing reads that they may not have found otherwise.  So Happy 2015 and hopefully this year will be even better than last!!
Best Reads of 2014 (in no particular order)
I discovered KA and all of her amazingness and The Will is one of my absolute favorites, it made me cry in the best way.  I LOVED it!!!  It is a little different than her other books since it doesn't have any mystery, but it is incredible and I highly recommend it!! The Will
This is my other favorite KA book.  Let me also say that I have never read one of KA books that I didn't love, but these last 2 are my favorites of hers.  If you haven't met Samson Cooper, you definitely need to!! Heaven and Hell
 Product DetailsThis is an awesome biker book, and I highly recommend it.  I was a little torn when I read the description but everyone was talking about it, so I took a chance and it was incredible.  The end will make you a little crazy though,  I cannot wait for the next book!!  Nine Minutes
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Becoming Calder and Finding Eden were quite possibly the best books I read this year!!  They were unexpected, different, heartbreaking, and absolutely amazing!!!  This is 2 books, but they are incredible and everyone should read them!  Becoming Calder  Finding Eden

Product Details  So so good.  I loved Archer and this story is very different and beautiful!!  I cried, I laughed, I swooned.  It has a little of everything and you should definitely read it!!  Archers Voice
Product Details UMMM, Colleen Hoover is amazing.  She is my go to author that never disappoints!!  I have never read anything by her that I didn't love, and this one is right up there.  There is a fun twist in this one as well.  And it's currently on sale for $1.99!!  Maybe Someday
Product Details Again, Colleen Hoover.  Loved this book.  It is a little darker, and made me cry like a baby, but I absolutely loved it!!  Ugly Love
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This book was compeletly unexpected and totally sucked me inIt is very dark and sexy, and I loved the main characters.  The conclusion is just as amazing.  Brutally Beautiful
Product Details  AMAZING!!!  This book was given to me to review and I and I had no expectations.  It is an epic love story that spans decades and it is heartbreaking and incredible.  Everyone should read these books, and currently you can get both books in a boxed set Carnage Boxed Set
Product DetailsThis is a stand alone romance and I LOVED it, it was very angsty, but I absolutely fell in love with the characters.  Highly recommend it.  It is on sale for $.99 right now too!!  The Pact
Product Details This book is a little paranormal, and a little heartbreaking, but so amazing!!  I fell in love with the characters, Amt Harmon did it again with this one.  She is one of my go to authors for sure  The Law of Moses

Product DetailsThis one of those books that has a crazy twist I did not see coming!  It was nuts, I had no idea what was going for about half of the book.  I love it when that happens!!  Black Lies