Friday, October 31, 2014

Review - Nearly Broken by Devon Ashley

We’d both gone missing at one point, but Claire had one thing I didn’t. Someone to notice. So why was I the one still here and she the one still gone? 

Nineteen year old Megan Smith has spent the past year working in a small town diner in the middle of nowhere. Life is quiet, simple, safe. Then comes the news that her look-a-like has gone missing. 


Still damaged both physically and mentally, Megan's not looking to be noticed. Wherever she goes from here, it's a road she needs to take alone. But when Nickolas Ellis takes the job as the new nightshift cook, it scares her how easily her defenses crumble down, down, down for him. But there are secrets she can't bear to share with just anyone, unspeakable acts that continue to haunt, and when the similarities of Claire’s abduction couples with the fear of an unwanted visitor in town, the urge to run before it all happens again intensifies, threatening the only happiness Megan's ever found.

New Adult Romantic Suspense / Dark Realistic Fiction
Recommended for 17+ for mature and disturbing situations, language and sexual content

Sav's 4 Star Review

Oh for the love of dark reads.... This is definitely not a book  for the faint of heart. It's dark and has dark themes so if you are uncomfortable with rape amongst other things too then I suggest you skip this one.

So this book was definitely filled with more angst and tension then I ever expected. Megan has been put through the ringer. She is alone and broken and honestly loves her solitude. She endured hell on earth and literally has nobody and that absolutely broke my heart for her. Living day to day in fear is no way for anyone to live and that is exactly how she lived day in and day out. Honestly, I don't even call that living, I call it surviving. 

Megan worked in a small diner, it wasn't much but it was enough. Until the day that Nick is hired as a cook at that tiny diner. He is amazing and sexy and an amazing cook to boot. He slowly starts to peel down the layers behind and Megan and soon her walls crumble. 

News of a missing girl rocks Megan to the core. This girl looks exactly like Megan and that brings tons of unwanted attention. Fear starts to take hold and the one thing she tried so hard to hide may soon come out.

Megan opens up to Nick, trusting him with her most darkest secrets but Nick does not reciprocate, and hides something from Megan. 

Can they get past the demons that haunt their pasts enough to move forward with love? That is something you have to read to find out yourself.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a dark read with mystery and angst. It will, at times have your belly in knots but trust me the ride is so worth it. This book was one that I won't soon forget.

Buy it here

Review - What happens Tomorrow by Elle Michaels

What Happens Tomorrow
By Elle Michaels
Book Description:
No one knows what happens tomorrow...
When Brooke Adams suffers the unimaginable, she knows her heart will never be whole again. Faced with the choice of giving in to her grief, or fighting to regain a resemblance to the life she once knew, she chooses to fight.
Not ready to give up, Brooke starts a new life where no one knows her past. As she slowly puts the pieces of her life back together, Brooke meets her neighbor, Tyler Reynolds. Soon, he becomes her friend, her rock...
and her complicated constant.
Despite her best efforts, she finds herself falling for him, but what will happen if Tyler learns the truth about her past and realizes just how deep the damage is?
The risk might be too much...

Amanda’s Rating: 4.5 stars!!!!
Amanda’s Review
This review contains SPOILERS!!!!!
I have to say when I started this book I had no idea what it would be like. I just dove in. I was sucked in immediately!
The book begins with Brooke waking up from an accident and then jumps to 4 years later. She begins to describe how her fresh start began and you read about Jenna and Tyler. The author never goes into what happened with the accident so you really don’t know who was in the car or why Brooke needs a fresh start. Tyler and Jenna have become her best friends but they still don’t know about Brookes past. Tyler then professes his love to Brooke and she is terrified of beginning a relationship with him because she does not want to lose him if it doesn’t work out. She is also afraid how he will react to her past. I at this point was so curious about her past that I could NOT stop reading! Brooke had thought back a little about it so I had ideas but it wasn’t a ton of detail. She admits her feelings for Tyler are more than friendship and they begin a romantic relationship. Tyler seems perfect! He truly loves Brooke but he has secrets as well.
Throughout the book Brooke flashes back to her past and so does Tyler. You take a journey with them through their healing and learning about each other in their new relationship. The book goes back and forth when Brooke and Tyler are thinking about the past so you slowly learn about both of their pasts. The main question throughout the entire book is- Will they survive this together? There are so many twists and turns in this book and some were completely unexpected.
One thing I LOVED about this book was that it was NOT a cliffhanger!!! This book wrapped up really well and I was completely happy with the ending. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because some of the book was predictable in some places and I really like when a book knocks me on my butt.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SPOTLIGHT - Whisper by Noelle Bodhaine

Book:  Whisper

Synopsis:  When Sophie stumbles into Rhys' world she is mere whisper of herself. A shell broken and battered by loss and neglect. A weekend away and time with friends is what she needs. What she gets is a sexy alpha male with a mysterious past, a reputation beyond measure and a need for control. Gambling with one's heart is a dangerous affair and everybody knows you don't walk away from the table when you are winning.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Rellik by Teresa Mummert - Review

Rellik Bentley is to die for. 

He can have any woman he wants and they will do anything to be with him. He uses and abuses them like drugs and tosses them out with the trash. The only thing he gives a f*ck about is his music. That is, until Ella Lighten walks into his life and stumbles upon one of his darkest secrets. In the midst of doing damage control, he begins to obsess over the mysterious woman who wants absolutely nothing to do with him.
Rellik won’t take no for an answer.


Sav's Review

My oh my, it's really going to be hard to put into words what I just read WITHOUT giving anything away but alas I will not ruin this book for you so you can continue on reading. 

This book is one of those, where you see the cover and think to yourself, I need that book. Then you see teasers and think, OH MY GOD I NEEEEEDDD THIS BOOK. Yep, this book was one of those for me. I had zero clue what it was about (I hardly ever read a synopsis because I love being shocked) So I jumped at the chance for an ARC and thankfully Teresa had mercy on my poor blogging soul and sent me an ARC.

I automatically jumped in. Submerging myself in the world of Rellik (Ryder) and Ella and let me tell you I had no idea what I was getting myself into. 

From the very start you know that their pasts are both dark. Both came from a place that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Both burying the demons that haunt them on a daily basis. Both are trying to numb the pain however they see fit.

Now when you start this book, you will think it's just a regular ordinary story of two broken people finding redemption in the arms of each other but let me stop you right there and tell you that Teresa had other plans. This book took one hell of twist that left me with my mouth hanging open and yelling OMG OMG. I was literally sideswiped. I did not see the twist coming. I don't think many other people will either. 

Rellik is a perfectly thought out and constructed book. It will draw you in and have you flipping the pages until the very end. Teresa plays the roll of the master puppeteer and she will have you gasping for air by the time the book ends. You will want to click this book when it releases. So just do yourself a favor and pre-order and get ready to have your mind blown.

4.5 page - turning stars 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Spotlight - What happens Tomorrow by Elle Michaels

No one knows what happens tomorrow
When Brooke Adams suffers the unimaginable, she knows her heart will never be whole again. Faced with the choice of giving in to her grief, or fighting to regain a resemblance to the life she once knew, she chooses to fight.
Not ready to give up, Brooke starts a new life where no one knows her past. As she slowly puts the pieces of her life back together, Brooke meets her neighbor, Tyler Reynolds. Soon, he becomes her friend, her rock
and her complicated constant.
Despite her best efforts, she finds herself falling for him, but what will happen if Tyler learns the truth about her past and realizes just how deep the damage is?
The risk might be too much


I am in such a rush to get home to Charlie that I turn around, steaming coffee in hand, and walk right into this um
very handsome mans chest.
I feel like such a loser.
Oh my godI cant believe I just did that! I am so sorry! Are you all right? Did I burn you?
Did I burn you? Duh!
Of course Ive burned him! Ive completely, second degree burned someone with a cup of coffee.
Im okay, he says with a slight smirk across his lips as he pulls his coffee-soaked dress shirt away from his chest. How could he be all right? Hes lying. That coffee was ridiculously hot. I know. I had to ask the barista to double cup it.
Suddenly, Im completely taken by how handsome my coffee covered stranger is. Trying not to look obvious, I cautiously eye him up and down, drinking in this incredibly sexy, rugged looking businessman. Hes taller than I am, Id guess around six feet, with short, dark-sandy hair.
And his eyes
He has the most alluring ice-blue eyes I have ever seen. Definitely the poster boy of what you would expect a man from California to look like.
Those eyesa girl could seriously get lost in those eyes. Dressed in navy slacks and a crisp, white, linen shirtokay,
so its no longer crisp and white. His sleeves are rolled up, exposing tanned and toned forearms. I wonder how it would feel to have those wrapped around me. Then it dawns on mehow long have I been standing her staring at him?
God, I hope I wasnt too obvious!
Snapping myself back to reality, its apparent that the hot coffee Ive spilled on him burns as I notice him wince.
Really, its okay, he says with a small chuckle.
Please say he didnt notice me staring.
I rush to grab some napkins from the barista, but when I turn back around the handsome stranger is gone.
Hes left without saying a word.
I cant say that I blame him. I must have looked like a crazy person because I most definitely was acting like one

Elle Michaels is a professional in the tech sector, residing with her family in the Pacific Northwest. Having spent years acting in and directing stage productions, she dreamed of writing a screenplay, but at the suggestion of a friend, she decided to write a novel instead. She has always had a passion for reading and romance. There is nothing she loves more than to get lost in a sexy romance story. When not working or writing, she can be found spending time with the love of her life, her two young children and Yorkshire Terrier.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

This is Falling by Ginger Scott - Review

First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it. 

When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn’t know how. 

And then I met Nate Preeter. 

An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t. 

My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing. 

And then he showed me how to fall. 

*This is a standalone in a three-part series that will focus on different characters. Each book can be read on its own

Sav's 4 Star Review

Ginger Scott has an amazingly refreshing writing style. She has the ability to completely pull me in to her stories making me crave it. It's all consuming and I love every second of it. Her books are fresh look in the new adult genre.

In This is falling we learn about Rowe (I lovvvee that name) she is a survivor but surviving meant living a life of seclusion. A life of loneliness and a life without friends.

Rowe decides that it's time for a change and decides that after years of homeschooling, she is ready to start fresh and go to college.

Rowe soon meets Nate. While she is scared and timid, Nate senses it and he knows exactly what he needs to be. He has to gain her trust. He has to show Rowe that he really is a beautiful soul and trust me when I tell you, Nate is amazing. He's a strong character, loving and caring and such a nice change in romance genre.

This books gives you a little of everything. It gives you laugh out loud moments and tears beyond tears. This book is emotionally charged from start to finish and it's one I highly recommend. 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cover Reveal and Excerpt - Easy Virtue by Mia Asher

Easy Virtue by Mia Asher

RELEASE DATE:  December 3rd, 2014

Love is selfish…

My name is Blaire.
I’m the bad girl.
The other woman.
The one who never gets the guy in the end.

I’m the gold digger.
The bitch.
The one no one roots for.
The one you love to hate.

I hate myself too.

Everyone has a story. Are you ready for mine?


Part I


What is love?
I dont know.
Ive never had it.
Is it even real?
No, I dont think so. I mean, how can I believe in love when Ive never witnessed it? When it seems to only exist in books and films, or in the lives of more fortunate people than me? Trust me, I know.
Love is my personal chimera.
I am gazing at brown eyes, admiring the richness of the color, the beauty of the man to whom they belong to.
Youre so beautiful, Blaire so wet, he murmurs, his hand going between my legs as he begins to rub me. His fingers spread me open to their soft invasion, tuning my body to his wants and needs, preparing me to be taken as the hot friction of his touch lights a wild fire within my body. Its not the first time he has touched me like this, but each time feels better and betterthe sensations all-consuming and heady.
One finger.
Two fingers.
One finger.
Two fingers.
Over and over again.
His invasion is fast and slow, deep and shallow. His touch is soiled heaven.
As I open my legs wider for him, I wonder if it feels this good because of him or because Im taking something that doesnt belong to me and making it mine.
Oh God I love you, Blaire. I love you I love you …” he pants in my ear.
Dont stop it feels so good, I breathe.
Okay, maybe its because at this moment in time this man thinks he loves me and no one else but me, however false his proclamation may be.
I close my eyes as his lips land on mine. He kisses me softly as if Im made out of gold, kissing me with that familiar mouth Ive seen smile tenderly at me so many times before. The assault of his tongue debilitates me but doesnt incapacitate me.

Its four dollars, gorgeous, the cute barista says, smiling at me.
Im about to pay for my cappuccino when I hear a deep, manly voice say, Let me get that for you.
A man wearing a beige suit comes forward, standing next to me as he hands the barista some bills. Ive seen you around youre Paiges friend.
I smile, licking my suddenly dry lips. Thank you, and yes I know Paige.
The smile on his handsome face seems to freeze as his gaze follows the tip of my tongue, the spark of hunger brightening his eyes. Inwardly, I smile because who knew it was so easy to make men desire me, particularly when I went without attention for so long.
My pleasure. Are you, he coughs, here with someone else?
I shake my head and look at him through fluttering eyelashes. No, Im here all by myself. I pause, touching his arm invitingly, and smile. Would you like to join me?
He looks around the coffee shop, probably considering if he should, if its proper to do so, but less than five seconds later, hes staring at me once again. Sure.
Yes, just like that.

The beige walls are spinning.
The clock is ticking.
The bedsprings creak as the moon cries outside the motel window.
And the man above me kisses me while he fingers me, preparing me for him. Gotta love such a thoughtful man.
I can taste his sweet saliva mixing with mine, and I love it.
Please, I beg against his lips, reaching for his hard cock and wrapping my fingers around it. Im ready.
I feel his mouth leave mine as he begins to make his way down my partially dressed body. Are you sure, Blaire? Are you sure you want to do this with me?
I open my eyes to witness what I think I want him to do. No, what Im sure I want him to do. I cant help the smile I feel playing on my lips as I see him struggling with his conscience. He asks me if Im sure when he has already fucked my mouth with his cock countless number of times, when his fingers have filled every orifice of my body. Should I laugh? No I decide to take pity instead.
Im sure, so sure, I say, letting my arms land like dead weight on the bed, the cheap fabric rough against my skin.
All right.
When I feel the bed dip between my legs, I instinctively open them for him and watch as he brings a condom package to his mouth. As he rips it open with his teeth, I admire his perfect full lips that emphasize how masculine he is.
I feel pleased with myself.
So fucking pleased because he wants me.
Mr. Callahan wants me. Me. Can you believe it? Chubby Blaire. Ugly and awkward Blaire.
Unlovable Blaire.
I guess Im not that ugly anymore. My body? What was considered fat as a child is now called boobs and ass. Guys want it. They want me. They want to touch me, grope me, feel me they want to screw me. And it feels good to be wanted so good. It makes me feel powerful, and like a potent drug spreading inside your bloodstream, I want more.
I need more.
Hurry up, I say, not bothering to be shy or coy about it. I mean, he brought me here to have sex, right?
Fuck, give me a second, Blaire. Trying to get the damn condom on my dick.
As he rolls the rubber on his stiff dick, his eyes wonder over my bare chest, my face, my spread legs. Shaking his head as if trying to clear his mind, he mutters, Youre so beautiful. I want you so much.
Thats not the first time I have heard those words come out of a mans mouth. Josh tells me all the time how beautiful I am, how perfect I am, how much he wants me, how much he loves me. But hes my friend with benefits. The words kind of lose their meaning when its the same person saying them to you over and over again. 
Show me.
Those two words are all it takes for him to spread my legs wider with his hands and finally enter me with his throbbing dick. Pain shoots through my body, and a groan escapes my mouth when he covers my body with his. I feel his whole length inside me in one deep thrust.
Christ, youre so tight.
He lifts both my legs, wrapping them around his lean waist and starts to thrust. Hard. It hurts. But I like the pain. It sobers me.
And thats when reality comes crashing down on me. It hits me with the speed and blinding power of a torpedo, making me realize what Im doing. What Im giving away and the man doesnt even know it.
What the hell am I doing?
Proving that you are your mothers daughter.
Making her proud.
The room is filled with the noises of the man grunting his pleasure and the wet slapping of our skin; it makes me want to gag.  I want to throw up. Maybe its the alcohol I drank.
Maybe its self-disgust.
The initial pain is gone and now I just feel sore. And strange.
His beautiful face lowers, his lips about to connect with mine, and I feel the bile rise inside my throat. I turn my face to the side, his kiss landing on my cheek. My eyes watch the way the lights in the bathroom illuminate all its used and dirty ugliness.
Oh God, Im going to come Im going to come Im going to come, he continues to pant in my ear, pumping in and out of my body. Before I know whats happening, he half-screams and half groans, his body going tense on top of mine.
And just like that its over. In less than five minutes Ive managed to kill a part of me.
Our breathing evens and he pulls out, moving to stand up. I push myself up on my elbows to see him inspect his condom. It still glistens. By the time he lifts his eyes, connecting with mine, Ive already wrapped my body with the duvet cover.
Confusion, shock, and pleasure reflect in those brown eyes. I-I didnt know I …” His hands go to his hair as we stare at each other. I didnt know you were a virgin.
I shrug my shoulder carelessly, causing the duvet to slide down, exposing my bare breasts to him. His eyes immediately flare with lust. It doesnt matter I wanted it to be you.
And thats the truth.
But nothing. If it bothers you, then forget it happened. I already did, I say, ending the conversation.
This is my body. I will have the last word. Not him. Not anyone. This is my life. This is my decision.
Without giving myself a chance to doubt my next words, I turn to look at him in all his naked beauty, the gold wedding ring on his finger catching my attention. Dont worry, Mr. Callahan I wont tell your daughter that you fucked her classmate.
And with that, I seal my destiny.

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About the Author:
Mia Asher

My name is Mia Asher.

I'm a writer, a hopeless romantic, a wanderer, a dreamer, a cynic, and a believer. And, oh yes…I might be a bit crazy - but who isn't?