Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Darkest Sunrise
by Aly Martinez

This is book 1 in The Darkest Sunrise duet.  And it is amazing!

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Words destroyed me.
“I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.”
“Daddy, he can’t breathe!”
“There’s nothing more we can do for your son.”
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn’t acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me.
Two words—that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness.
“He’s gone.”
In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise.
“Hi. I’m Charlotte Mills.”

I was sucked into this book from Page 1.  This was a heartbreaking story will all kinds of twists and turns.  This book made me cry and laugh in the same chapter.  This is a story about two broken people trying to find there way out of the darkness together.  I loved Charlotte and Porter.  Charlotte was broken and so so sad.  And Porter was angry and trying to figure out how to move on.  As we discovered new details, I was pretty sure I knew how this story was going to go.  But I had no idea how we were going to get there.  And it was so incredibly heart wrenching when we did get there.  This book is amazing, and it does end on a cliffhanger.  But Book 2 comes out on July 27, so no worries!  I have read the conclusion, and it's perfect!  I cannot say enough good things about this book, and I think everyone should read it!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kiss My Boots
by Harper Sloan

Kiss My Boots is book in the Coming Home Series., I loved Book 1 and I was so excited for this one.  We met Quinn in book 1 and I wanted to know her story

In this second of the sultry, Western-set Coming Home series from New York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan, Quinn Davis might finally have a shot at her own happily-ever-after—but will she let love in, or will she tell it to go ahead and kiss her boots?

Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always been there to protect her, especially from devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time.

The only place Tate Montgomery ever truly felt at home growing up was during the long, sweltering summer months he spent at his Gram and Paw’s farm in Pine Oak, Texas. Now, Tate has returned to his childhood sanctuary seeking a fresh start—but if he’s being entirely honest, he’s not just back for the wranglers and Stetsons. During those summers, Quinn was a friend-turned-young-love who Tate lost when life threw him a curveball and he cut all ties to his past; but all it takes is one glance at the raven-haired beauty he did his best to forget for him to realize just how much he’s been missing….

I love this southern cowboy romance.  Quinn is hilarious, and Tate is a sexy talking cowboy.  This a sweet and sexy second chance romance.  It is surprisingly low on angst, which is nice sometimes. 

The chemistry between Tate and Quinn is instant.  And watching them find each other again was really beautiful.  I loved that Quinn was a mechanic, that was a fun twist.  This is not a normal Harper Sloan book, but I really enjoyed it.  It's a sexy and easy to read book, a great Summer read. 

This book is available now, as well as book 1.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

by Kylie Scott

Trust is a brand new YA stand alone from Kylie Scott. 

Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.
After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.

Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.

I was sucked into this story from the very first page.  This book opens with a life changing, incredibly scary event.  This is a little dark, but such an incredible story.  I loved Edie and John.  Edie was funny, and sassy, and so relatable.  I saw myself in her so many times throughout the story.  And John was swoony and sexy, and also trying to figure out who he was. 

Trust was an amazing jump into YA for Kylie Scott.  It was a realistic and amazing journey from beginning to end.  I couldn't put it down!  I cannot say enough good things about this book. 
TRUST is available now, if you like YA books at all, this one is for you!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

by Sawyer Bennett

Jilted in a new standalone from Sawyer Bennett

Eden Goodnight went to Los Angeles to make it big, not to be publicly humiliated by her cheating fiancĂ© at a red-carpet premiere. But when Eden returns to her hometown to put the scandal behind her, she can barely find a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Turns out the locals are worse than the paparazzi, and they all think she’s turned into a spoiled brat. But in a strange twist of fate, the one person who seems to understand what Eden’s going through is Cooper Mayfield . . . the boy she left behind.

Small-town charm is no match for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. At least that’s what Coop’s been telling himself all these years. As Eden’s old flame—and the landscaper for her family’s historic home—Coop feels some responsibility for getting her out of her funk. But as soon as he sees that million-dollar smile, he’s a goner. Soon they’re making out like teenagers again. But when a life-changing role falls into Eden’s lap, Coop just hopes she doesn’t give up on a love that’s meant to be.

Sawyer Bennett is such a diverse writer.  She has the ability to write all kinds of different characters and stories, and I love all of them. 
This is a great second chance story about first loves and finding that again.  The chemistry between Eden and Coop was immediate and I was sucked in right from the start.  Coop was sexy and made me swoon.  And Eden was strong and funny, and a little sad too.  I loved the dynamic between the two.
This is a quick sexy read, with just the right amount of angst.  This is a perfect Summer read!!!

Jilted is live and available now, if you are looking for a quick and sexy read this Summer, this one fits the bill. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

by Rachel Van Dyken

Steal is a brand new stand alone in the Seaside Pictures series.  I love the whole series, but this one was my favorite for sure. 

It's easy to lose yourself in someone you love.
Easier to lose yourself in someone you hate…
I didn't think it could get any worse than having to babysit a bunch of spoiled musicians on set — keeping them out of trouble is a cakewalk compared to seeing my ex every day.
Seaside, Oregon isn't big enough for the both of us.
She hates me.
I loathe her.
The plan was simple — stay the hell away and make sure she gets to set on time.
What I didn't expect was to be faced with our past in front of an audience — and be forced to face it again.
It's torture.
The way she looks at me.
The way I try to look through her.
Words left unsaid.
The lingering aftermath still as powerful as ever.
I feed the chasm between us, for fear that she'll make me feel again — and steal the last shred of heart I have left.
We have everything but each other.
It's not enough.
Not when you've lost love.
And replaced it with the only thing left — hate.

I fell in love with this book right away.  I loved the characters.  I went in prepared to hate Angelica.  We meet her in previous book and she was a giant B!  But as we got to know her and her back story, I wanted to hug her.  She was sweet and vulnerable, but also a little broken.  And Will, swoon!!  He was angry and bitter, but also sad, and HOT!  And he used to be in a boy band, which cracks me up!!  And as always with RVD, the background characters are always such a huge part of the story.  And this book is listed as a stand alone, but I really think if you hadn't read the previous books in the series, you would be missing out.   

I adored this book.  This book had tons of angst, and all the feels, and so so funny!  I highly recommend this whole series, but especially this book!  And for today, it's only $.99 so grab it quick!