Under the Lights (Boys of Fall #1) by Shannon Stacey


Under the Lights (Boys of Fall, #1)

Book Title: Under the Lights (Boys of Fall #1)
Author: Shannon Stacey
Reviewer: Jenn







Under the Lights was such a sweet read and just what I was in the mood for. This was a light, fun story with great characters and a great story to go with it.

Chase Sanders’s life is falling apart around him, his girlfriend left him for another guy, his business partner and a lot of money has gone missing, it’s all just falling apart. Until he receives a call from Kelly McDonnell, his high school football coach’s daughter. Kelly needs Chase to come back to their hometown to participate in a fundraiser to help save the high school football team. Coach was a big part of his life and a huge reason for any success in his life. He has nothing else going on and a helping of guilt from Kelly has Chase heading home.

Kelly, also known as Coach’s daughter, is now a police officer in their small town. She’s worked very hard to earn the respect of the community and been seen as someone other than just ‘Coach’s daughter.’ She and her friends have started Eagles Fest to save the high school football program; budgets cuts and the declining economy have hit their town hard and it’s not just about football but giving these kids hope.

What follows is a community coming together, a community coming together to support each other, football players reunited and a sweet and slow love story. I truly enjoyed following this story and not just for the romance budding between Chase and Kelly, but the whole story itself.

And Chase and Kelly, oh these two were just made for each other, but they are both just a little too stubborn to realize it at first. Kelly’s had a crush on Chase since high school but she has a reputation to protect while Chase is dealing with a breakup and trying to put his life back together. The flirting is fun and the sex is great but both believe it will be nothing more. See, stubborn.

I adored the whole cast of characters in this book, everyone! Shannon Stacey did a wonderful job of creating a little world I want to know more about. I had a hard time putting this one down and I definitely look forward to more of this series. I would definitely recommend this book when you are looking for fun characters with a great story and of course sexy Chase!

I was provided with an ARC to review for SMIBookClub.

~Laters, Jenn

About Under the Lights

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Kowalski Family novels, a sweet, sexy new series about taking hits, making second chances, and finding love…

They were the golden boys of fall: Stewart Mills High School’s legendary championship winning football team. Fourteen years later, they’re back to relive their glory, save the team—and find themselves again…

Chase Sanders’s life has taken a lot of crazy turns lately. But returning to his hometown to help his old coach keep his high school football team afloat might be the craziest thing to happen to him yet. That is, until he starts falling for the last person he should—Coach’s gorgeous daughter…

Kelly McDonnell learned the hard way that cocky, charming men are nothing but trouble, so she knows Chase is bad news. Still, she can’t resist his smile—or the rest of him. But when his loyalty to her father conflicts with their growing attraction, any hope for a relationship might be blocked before it can even begin…


Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street #6) by Samantha Young

Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street, #6)

Book Title: Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street #6)
Author: Samantha Young
Reviewer: Jenn







Moonlight on Nightingale Way is the final book in this amazing series, one that I’ve absolutely fallen in love with, and I’m going to admit I didn’t want it to end. I love this series and really feel as though I’ve had the chance to get to know these characters, like they have become my friends and now I can add Logan and Grace to that list.

We first met Logan in Echoes of Scotland Street, he is Shannon’s brother who has spent two years in prison and is now starting over. He just so happens to move in next door to the slightly up-tight Grace.

I have to admit that I absolutely adored these two from moment one. I loved Logan’s cool personality immediately, I thought he provided a great challenge to the well put together Grace. He’s so confident and sexy and yeah, just wow!

Grace is a very smart woman, living in her wonderful flat and working as a book editor. She has worked hard to be where she is, after a rough upbringing in a manipulative and unloving family. She’s walked away from them and has built a new family for herself in her wonderful friends.

Logan and Grace don’t have the best start, she hears Logan having loud sex with different women at first and the two do nothing but argue (in the best sexually charged, you know it’s coming way.)

There’s a twist that happens that will change both Logan and Grace’s lives and it becomes up to them to move forward together, or can they? Logan struggles with where his priorities should lie as well as whether he truly deserves good things in life. Grace still has severe insecurities deep rooted in her by her family.

Samantha Young did a beautiful job brining these characters, all of them, together in one last story. I don’t want to give away the story, it’s wonderful and should be experienced without me spoiling it but I can say that once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. This story captured my heart so completely.

“No man alive loves a woman as much as I love you.”

I am sad to see this series end but the end was truly beautiful. I’m so happy I found this series and these amazing characters that will undoubtedly always have a place in my heart.

I received a complimentary copy to review for SMIBookClub.

~Laters, Jenn

About Moonlight on Nightingale Way

Last in the Series

Logan from Echoes of Scotland Street is back with his own smoldering story, as the New York Times bestselling On Dublin Street series returns…

Logan spent two years paying for the mistakes he made. Now, he’s ready to start over. He has a great apartment, a good job, and plenty of women to distract him from his past. And one woman who is driving him to distraction…

Grace escaped her manipulative family by moving to a new city. Her new life, made to suit her own needs, is almost perfect. All she needs to do is find her Mr. Right—or at least figure out a way to ignore her irresistible yet annoying womanizer of a neighbor.

Grace is determined to have nothing to do with Logan until a life-changing surprise slowly begins turning the wild heartbreaker into exactly the kind of strong, stable man she’s been searching for. Only just when she begins to give into his charms, her own messy past threatens to derail everything they’ve worked to build…




Review: [Piece by Piece] (West End #3) by Teodora Kostova


















Title: Piece by Piece (West End #3)

Author: Teodora Kostova


Reviewer: Midian





One day, you will read a book that is going to impress you.
Maybe be stunt you.
Maybe obsess you.

Or maybe, just maybe, it will change you…

It is no secret to anybody that I love Kostova’s writing style, how she puts those words together.
But really, I never thought an M/M book would change me.
While I was reading Piece by Piece, I was utterly sucked in, the beauty fo the words I was reading kept bringing me back.

“I have to sleep!” But I will do it after the next chapter…

The next day… “What in the actual hell! I didn’t go to bed!!”

This book was a black hole, you guys…

Maybe the reason I fell in love with this book is because it hit close to home, but I am sure anyone would appreciate the beauty of it.

I don’t want to get into the story because I don’t want to spoil it, BUT I LOVE SONNIE!

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He is patient, he is kind, he is a conqueror, he is everything.

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Some people might ask, why is Riley stuck in the past? Isn’t 10 years enough time to grieve over someone?

My answer to that question is: why would you put a time frame to someone’s grieve?

There are some people that NEVER get over it, like my grandpa. My Nana died 22 years ago, and my grandpa never even tried to date someone else, he loved her until his very last breath.

I think the relationship between Riley and Sonnie developed beautifully, and again, this is all thanks to the beauty of Kostova’s writing.

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I’ve never met an author that is so hard on herself as she is, but if you read this book, you’ll be left wondering why. Because you just can’t imagine someone would think she is bad at anything.

I got two of my friends to read this book and they fell too. As you will.

Now, I would like to give Kostova some words, I don’t do this often, so please, withhold judgement.

As a writer, I’m pretty sure you know that words can open old wounds, and it doesn’t fell good, not most of the times.

In my case, after I read your book, I had the chance to talk to you about it, and we spoke about why this book hit so close to home, it felt nice to speak to someone, but unfortunately, that wound is going to stay open, for a while.

I’ve read all of your books, because I believe all of them are beautiful in their own way, your words are amazingly beautiful, see how many times I’ve used the word “Beautiful”?

I pray to the heavens that one day you will be believe me when I say you are incredibly talented, you amaze so many people with your words.

I hope I get to read your words for as long as I live, yes, I will always have your words with me, but it would be pretty cool if you were close to eternal, I want your words to be spread all over the world like bad news (sorry, but they spread faster) and I will just keep telling everybody and their mama that if they have not read those words, they are a waste of precious oxygen.

Keep it up, you are everything plus a bottle of a cold Coca Cola.

Love, always.



Blog Tour and Giveaway [My Time in the Affair] by Stylo Fantome


Title: My Time in The Affair

Author: Stylo Fantome

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Reviewer: Rachel



Based on the title alone, it’s pretty clear what this story is about. So for anyone who absolutely cannot stand cheating under any circumstances, this book is probably not the one for you. However for anyone who might feel squeamish about cheating but it’s not a hard limit, I whole-heartedly encourage you to read this. It may not be an easy read for you, and at times you may even feel like you don’t like the main character, but the storytelling and the writing are so incredible that I guarantee you won’t be able to put it down.


My Time in the Affair is the story of Mischa, a woman who married her best friend when she was 19, and now 10 years later is stuck in a sexless, passionless marriage to a man who refuses to acknowledge they have any problems or go to counseling. Fed up with the entire situation, Mischa makes the decision to have a one night stand, and when her job sends her to Rome she feels the perfect opportunity … Read more

Review: [Beautiful Secret] (Beautiful Bastard #4) by Christina Lauren



















Title: Beautiful Secret (Beautiful Bastard #4)

Author: Christina Lauren


Reviewer: King Midian




When it comes to Christina Lauren books, I always go in a bit hesitant. The reason: the heroine.

When I received my bound ARC copy of this book, I was excited, and started immediately, and I found myself scared because I was liking the heroine!!

Ruby, albeit shy toward Niall at the beginning, was a very nice girl, she’s young, smart, has sass, gorgeous, and has a dirty mind (at least when it comes to Niall)

My problem with this book was the climax, at this point, I’m starting to notice a pattern here, and is honestly pissing me off, because it’s getting a tad too soap opera-like. A misunderstanding, the heroine won’t let the Hero explain, they spend time apart, then come back together. Really, I need some variety here, soon.

But I did get my funny in, as expected, thank the Lawd.

When it came to Niall, if it wasn’t because of the fact the guy didn’t know better when it came to relationships, I would be really aggravated, because c’mon, is not rocket science. But he was pretty damn swoon worthy. … Read more

Review | Still The One (Animal Magnetism #6) by Jill Shalvis

Still the One (Animal Magnetism, #6)

Book Title: Still The One (Animal Magnestism #6)
Author: Jill Shalvis
Rating:  1/2
Reviewer: Jenn





Jill Shalvis writes such fun and romantic books and Still the One is definitely fun and romantic. I’m a huge fan of her work and this book.

Darcy Stone has lived a life traveling around from adventure to adventure until an accident changes her life and has back living at home. She’s recovering from her injuries and working part time for, of all people, Navy vet AJ Colten. The one time Darcy acted on her feelings for AJ he rejected her, something she definitely hasn’t gotten over.

AJ has always had a thing for Darcy but he’s been burned by a strong-willed woman similar to Darcy in his past and in no way wants to experience that again. He’s determined to help her get well and live life, but he still guards his heart.

I have to say that AJ and Darcy have amazeballs hot chemistry but damn these are two very stubborn people! They pick and pick at each other, making the other crazy. They do have great banter though!

It isn’t until they take a trip together to meet with a potential grant funder that their passion and chemistry really explodes. I loved seeing the two of them finally come together and how fantastic they are together! Holy smexy hotness batman!

AJ is such a strong man, with such a great heart. I absolutely fell in love with him. And Darcy, she is also so strong, but it takes her some time to understand and grow into it. Both she and AJ are so passionate about their causes in life, he to help people recover through PT and Darcy’s dog rescue, I found them both inspiring people And when they finally stop headbutting all the time the passion between them is wonderful to read.

I really enjoyed Still the One, as well as the rest of the Animal Magnetism series and cannot wait to read more of these fantastic fun, witty and sexy characters. And I definitely have to add AJ Colten to my list of book-boyfriends.

I received a complimentary copy to review for SMIBookClub.

~Laters, Jenn

About Still the One

Darcy Stone is game for anything — except sexy Navy veteran and physical therapist A.J. Colten, the guy who’d rejected her when she’d needed him most. Now the shoe is on the other foot and he needs her to play nice and help him secure grants for his patients. Unfortunately, Darcy can’t refuse. She needs the money to fund her passion project: rescuing S&R dogs and placing them with emotionally wounded soldiers.

A.J. admits it — Darcy is irresistible. But he’s already been battle-scarred by a strong-willed, vivacious, adventurous woman like Darcy, and he’s not making the same mistake twice—until he and Darcy are forced to fake a relationship. Growing closer than they’d ever imagined possible, Darcy and AJ have to ask themselves: how much between them is pretend? What’s the real thing? And where does it go from here?


Review [The Good Girls] by Teresa Mummert

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Title: The Good Girls

Author: Teresa Mummert

Rating: lips20pxlips20pxlips20pxlips20px 1/2

Reviewer: Mags

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 “My imagination was broken, like my heart”


A little about this book:

Ellie and Cara meet during a tough time in both of their lives. Cara shows Ellie how to losen up and have a good time. But at the same time, while they hung out, Cara learned a few things from Ellie as well.

What I liked:

Ellie and Cara’s story is one I couldn’t wait to read. I liked how the author didn’t sugar coat this F/F story. Yes, it is a love story, but when it comes to homosexuality, the truth of the matter is, not everyone is as open minded, especially in a small town in Georgia. You get to see the struggle a child goes through when their own parent rejects them for who they are. Also how a child believes that not being who they really are is okay simply because its making their parents happy. We see how small minded people can be and how far they can go to try and prove that homosexuality is “wrong” and they’re going to show you how “things should be”. But the author also shows us that there will be people in our lives that will stand behind us, the ones we least expect.

“There’s no poin to love if it doesn’t last forever.”

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What I didn’t like:

There’s just one thing that slightly bothered me. Where is Julie? What happened … Read more

Review [Silver Bastard] (Silver Valley #1) by Joanna Wylde

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Title: Silver Bastard (Silver Valley #1)

Author: Joanna Wylde

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Reviewer: Mags

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A little about the book: 

Silver Bastard-Book 1 is the story of Becca and Puck. You get to see how Puck meets Becca and then it fast fowards to the present, five years later. Silver Bastard series is brand new by Joanna Wylde and you don’t have to read Reaper’s Property MC series first to read this book. Which is a good thing because I haven’t read that series, yet. There will be appearances by some Reaper’s MC members in this book but I promise you that you won’t feel lost. But you will feel the need to read that series as well because you’re going to WANT to know more.

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What I liked:

Although Puck comes off as this hard ass MC, I love how we get to see a softer side. Let me just say that 5 years is a pretty long time to wait. Becca has gone through so much but thanks to Puck, she was able to leave that behind and start fresh. It was cute how Becca was trying so hard to be “normal” but pretty much in denial of where she belonged.

I loved how she was surrounded by so many people that loved her and cared about her, no  matter what her past was. It took Becca a life altering event to see the big picture. That she had people there for her and had her back. People she can confide in rather than going ape shit crazy and trying to take matters into her own hand. … Read more

Review | [Deep] (The Stage Dive Series #4) by Kylie Scott


















Title: Deep (The Stage Dive Series #4)

Author: Kylie Scott


Reviewer: Juewelz




Where do I begin. Kylie Scott slays my soul and YES she’s done it AGAIN!

A little about the book:

Deep is the story of Ben & Lizzy. If you have not read the series yet than Ben is the guitar player in the band and Lizzy is the sister in law to the bands drum player. Kind of confusing? Not really. Once you read this series you will love these characters and want to follow along in their family/friendship tree. If you are like me than you aren’t that big of a fan of rock star  books. However I have to tell you. Stage Dive Series is NOT a corny rock star series. Its amazing!

What I liked:

I knew Ben story was going to be deep. Kylie does a really good job at introducing us to the other characters just enough to spark our interest. But after Jimmy’s story in Lead I literally was craving to meet Ben.

Ben and Lizzy story is very relatable to things that happen more frequently than people want to admit. Lizzy and Ben hooked up one night and two months later BAM she is pregnant. I love how Author Kylie Scott starts her books right in the thick of things. There is suspense ,build up, back story and all . But it’s not having to read all the fluff to get to the juice. So do not be alarmed I did not “spoil” anything for you with the pregnancy. Its also in the books blurb.

What I didn’t like:

I really have no complaints about this book or series. However… I do have some request. And since I pray one day Author Kylie Scott will see this review and take things into consideration.

1. Please do NOT stop this series.  I feel like although each book was satisfying we only scratched the surface! I mean I miss David theres so much more about these characters that I want to know.

2. The books in male POV! The stories currently are told in dual POV which I love and works. But these guys are so screwed up lol and in a good way of course that we NEED to know what their thinking I know I am not the only one wishing I knew what goes on in David, Mal, Jimmy and Ben’s head.

Would I recommend this series-

Can I get a hell yes! I was very hesitant myself to read this seri … Read more

Review [Kelly] (Mixed Drinks #2) by Rae Matthews

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Title: Kelly (Mixed Drinks #2)

Author: Rae Matthews

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Reviewer: Mags




Bacon does make everything better, doesn’t it?  For Kelly, bacon was about to become a part of her almost daily routine. I’m not sure that she minded having bacon around her almost every single day, since she loves it so much. But it’s not what she had planned for herself. She had the job she wanted, the car she wanted and lived with her best friend. You know when everything is going so well, fate has a way of taking some of those things back because it probably thinks you’ve got it too damn good? Well that’s what happened to Kelly. She gets laid off but is hopefull she will be able to go back 3 months tops! Boy oh boy was she wrong. She gets set up on dates but nothing to brag some about.

Life has a fun, sick and twisted way of testing your limits and how much you can take. For Kelly, fate must really have it in for her because she was handed one crap card after the next, until Jesse. There are times that your best friends are right and when a hot piece of ass gives you their number, you haven’t gotten laid, and your bff says to call them, you call them. Really, what do you have to lose?

“The world is my urinal, watch out world I am gonna pee on you.”

Kelly goes from one embarrasing moment to the next and as if fate wasn’t lauhing enough, hands her and her best friend the crappiest of cards. Both her and Ashley take matters into their own hands and try to solve their problems themselves rather than letting Jesse and Chad know what’s up. Now, this is where all hell starts breaking lose. One thing happens after another, balls get squeezed, dicks get shot off and you earn the nickname “ball crusher/ball buster”.

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“…life may toss you lemons and a fe limes at times, and when it does do not even think about making lemonade! You need to squeeze those bad boys into a blender, add in a shot of two of tequila, and top it off with some sugar and ice. Blend it all togetheruntil you have the best tasting margarita in the world, and it will be the best because nothing tastes better than a life well lived”

 I loved Kelly’s attitude, not letting things get her down. There was a moment in which I did want to slap Kelly and tell her to shut up and let Jesse do his thing. Seriously girl, he’s the professional. I’m also glad we didn’t have a “Marley & Me” moment, because I would have thrown my kindle and had a few choice words for the author.

All in all, I did enjoy this book, had a few laughs and the sex was good too. But I don’t want you going in thinking the book is all about sex, because it isn’t. There is sex, but not to the point that it takes away from the story. I did feel that if the book was longer, I think that the chemistry between the main characters would have de … Read more