Review: [ Revenant] (The Midnight Society #3) by Logan Patricks

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Title: Revenant (The Midnight Society #3)

Author: Logan Patricks

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Reviewer: Midian

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I don’t think I’ve ever met someone so talented, and aggravating…

Why does Logan aggravate me? BECAUSE HE PLAYS WITH MY FEELINGS!!

He plays with my feelings because he keeps giving me cliffhangers, and ok, you would think I can just wait until all the books are out, Ha! No, I can’t, I tried, and failed, miserably.

Linc, my baby Linc, he just can’t catch a break.

He is The Vampire Diaries’ Alaric.

He is the Game of Thrones’ Sansa Stark.

He is the Criminal Minds’ Spencer Reid.

He is the Harry Potter’s Ron Weasly.

HE CAN’T CATCH A FREAKING BREAK!

Stuff keep happening to him and I’m just about done with it, I want him to get a freaking happy ending, and that Calistor Supercunt is making it impossible, what with her giving us that shit that she’s expecting a demon baby and that it’s his! NO. He is perfect.

 

 

 

Ok, now that I got that out of the way, let tell you, I SO LOVE THESE BOOKS.

I absolutely despise Calisto, besides Artemis from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter Series, Calisto is the one I hate the most. I want dead, now.

I really enjoyed the fact that we got more character back story, case in point, Isa, oh by the heavens, heartbreaking, amazing.

I want Linc to have his happy ending.

I still hate Aria, she just rubs be the wrong way, even if she is not, I think she sometimes is too stupid to live. She got whiny and desperate and made two friends grow apart.

Shadow, wow, what a way of sort of working on getting your shit together lol.

I can’t wait for the last installment in this series, these books are so good, but then, I will be left sad as hell because they are over and I’ll want more.

Great job, Logan. I hate your ass.

ABOUT REVENANT

With power comes the promise of blood.
With friendships comes the promise of betrayal.
With love comes the promise of tragedy.

The Midnight Society keeps no promises.

Shadow, the lord of the Midnight Society–a once powerful and world-ruling organization–is a man with many burdens.

He’s losing a war against the Revenants, a rival organization, whose psychotic leader murdered his parents and was someone he once trusted. His best friend, Lincoln Richards–whose quick wit, charms, and loyalty are outweighed only by his sexual appetite–is a prisoner of the Revenants, and possibly dead. Meanwhile, the whispers of a traitor within his organization has Shadow constantly looking over his shoulder.

Perhaps the only thing going right for him is his mended relationship with Aria Valencia, a beautiful pianist with humble beginnings. Little does he know, she’s hiding a dark secret from him, one that threatens to destroy everything they’ve built together.

In Shadow’s heart, there’s only one single thing that can make everything right again: revenge. However, the price of revenge is high, one that’s paid for with the lives of both his enemies and loved ones.

The war between the Midnight Society and the Revenants comes to a head in this penultimate chapter of the best selling Romance Mystery series, the Midnight Society.

Pre-Order Alert!: [The Other Daughter] by Lauren Willig

Another one is coming! And I can’t wait for it… From Lauren Willig, author of the New York Times Best Selling novel The Ashford Affair, comes a page-turner full of deceit, passion, and revenge.

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THE BLURB:

Raised by her widowed mother in genteel poverty in an isolated English village, for the past six years Rachel Woodley has been working in France as a nursery governess. When her mother unexpectedly dies, she returns to England to clear out the cottage, and finds a scrapbook full of cuttings from London society pages—all pictures of her supposedly deceased father, very much alive. He’s an earl, socially prominent, with another daughter who is living a charmed life: a debutante, much photographed, and engaged to a rising Tory MP. Rachel’s cousin confirms the horrible truth: her father is alive, with a legitimate, acknowledged family. Which makes Rachel…not legitimate. Everything she thought she knew about herself and her past—even her very name—is a lie.

Still reeling from the death of her mother, and furious at this betrayal, Rachel enters into an uneasy alliance with a mysterious man-about-town, who promises her access to her father. With his help, Rachel sets herself up in London under a new identity and insinuates herself into the party-going crowd of Bright Young Things, with a steely determination to unveil her father’s perfidy and bring his—and her half-sister’s—charmed world crashing down. Very soon, however, Rachel faces two unexpected snags: she finds she genuinely likes her half-sister, Olivia, whose situation isn’t as simple it appears; and that Rachel herself might just be falling for her sister’s fiancé.

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A BIT ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Willig is the bestselling author of the blockbuster Pink Carnation series, The Ashford Affair and most recently, That Summer. Now, comes her newest, a page-turner full of deceit, passion, and revenge. Set in 1920’s Europe, THE OTHER DAUGHTER is about a young woman who discovers that her supposedly dead father is still alive and living in London with his new socially prominent family, whose happiness she sets out to destroy…

Booklist gave The Other Daughter a rave review, calling it vibrant and thrilling,” and RT gave it 4.5 starssaying “the complexity of the story line and the characters draws readers deeply into the story until they are completely invested and hooked.”

Please see below for more information. I would love to know your thoughts on coverage for THE OTHER DAUGHTER—it’s complex, heart-wrenching, and a truly wonderful read.

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Review: [Vicious Cycle] (Vicious Cycle #1) by Katie Ashley

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Title: Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle #1)

Author: Katie Ashley

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Reviewer: Midian

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When I started Vicious Cycle, I must admit I was a bit nervous, I really enjoy Katie Ashley books, and yes, her heroines might’ve not be on my top 20 list in the past, but I still enjoyed them.

To be completely honest, I’ve read so many MC books that suck major ass, I was not sure I was going to like this one, but I did. It has what I was looking for, something different.

When it comes to MC books, all those big name authors most people rave about? I hate them all, they are full of shit.  This one was more, believable, I guess.

Even if at the beginning I was like “WHOA, what is this?!”, I loved Deacon. He was a strong man, but broken nevertheless.

Alexandra was also very cool and I just loved her relationship with Deacon’s daughter.

Willow was such a cute kid. And smart.

I also loved how all the nicknames are church related, very ironic.

Character backstory wasn’t overly explained but not overly lacking, which is good in my book.

Will I read the next book in the series? YES. Because even if this is a new path for Katie Ashley, she did a good job and I want more.

ABOUT VICIOUS CYCLE

Deacon Malloy’s life is dedicated to the Hell’s Raiders motorcycle club. Tough, hard, and fast with his fists, he serves the group as sergeant at arms. But his devil-may-care approach to life is thrown for a loop when the five-year-old daughter he never knew existed lands on the club steps.

Alexandra Evans is devoted to all her students—but there’s always been something about Willow Malloy that tugs at her heart. There’s an aura of sadness about her, a girl in need of all the love Alexandra can give. When Willow stops coming to school, Alexandra’s search leads to a clubhouse full of bikers…and a father hell-bent on keeping his daughter always within sight.

The moment Deacon sees Alexandra, he has to have her in his bed—and he’s never met a woman yet who couldn’t be persuaded. No matter how attracted she is to Deacon, Alexandra refuses to be just another conquest. But it’s Deacon himself who could be seduced—into a brighter future for himself, his daughter, and the woman he’s falling for against all odds.

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

 

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

 

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

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Book Title: Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street #6)
Author: Samantha Young
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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. … Read more

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

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Title: Piece by Piece (West End #3)

Author: Teodora Kostova

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Reviewer: Midian

 

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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.
Teodora,

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.

M.

 

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

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Title: My Time in The Affair

Author: Stylo Fantome

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Reviewer: Rachel

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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

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Title: Beautiful Secret (Beautiful Bastard #4)

Author: Christina Lauren

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Reviewer: King Midian

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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

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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

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Reviewer: Mags

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 “My imagination was broken, like my heart”

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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