Wednesday, 18 October 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ MAVERICK (NORTH RIDGE #2) BY KARINA HALLE

TITLE: Maverick
SERIES: (North Ridge #2)
AUTHOR: Karina Halle
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: October 17th, 2017
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MAVERICK: is a complete standalone novel and the second book within the series (North Ridge #2) by Karina Halle. About the rough and rugged Nelson brothers. Get ready for one wild alpha mountain man - Canada's never felt so hot! Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’

In this we meet Riley and Maverick. Riley’s story kick started us off in the ‘Prologue’ two years ago in a blink of an eye life pretty much ceased for Riley, a mountain disaster closed a chapter on her life so now she’s taking life by the horns and is the new comer to North Ridge, Columbia. She’s also the newest member of the North Ridge search and rescue team, and also the only woman the team has. 

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Meeting her new boss Maverick the attraction between them sizzles off the pages, their flirtatious banter heats up each encounter, she pushes his buttons like no other. 

BUT there is a non fraternising rule within their workplace, anyone caught in a compromising situation, is fired, no questions asked. Both have worked too hard to compromise their careers over an office fling that might not go any further than a one night stand. 

I'm not about to fuck up my new position by getting involved with someone I work with. 

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There are a few things that really get me raring when it comes to men, and a good, panty soaking voice is one of them, along with tattoos, large forearms, wide shoulders, a firm ass, and a big dick. So far Maverick is five out of six, though the way things are, I don't think I'll figure out the truth about number six. 

The author turned up the heat on this one, scorching hot!! Maverick is as alpha as they come, sexy, tough, straight shooter, he has such a demanding presence in this book and pair him with Riley and he's met his match. These two were the perfect characters, sugar and spice. I've been stalking this book hard and was super excited when it landed on my kindle, the background setting of this book had me devouring the pages eating up every word the author threw at me. Now I can't wait for Fox's story. This series just gets better and better. A series I highly recommend!!

* Teasers used in my review are off the Authors Facebook page * 

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Maverick is a complete standalone novel and the second book about the rough and rugged Nelson brothers. Get ready for one wild alpha mountain man - Canada's never felt so hot!

Forget playing it safe.

John “Maverick” Nelson likes to live his life on the edge – literally. A crucial member of the search and rescue team in the mountainous British Columbian town of North Ridge, Maverick’s brash and bold attitude means he’s the first one to ascend into danger, no matter the risk.

When it comes to women, though, Maverick errs on the side of caution. For all his cocky charm, rugged good looks and sexual swagger, he remains as unreachable as the surrounding peaks. Hot, wild sex? He’ll tell you there’s no better way to spend a cold, wintry night. Relationships? He’d rather freeze.

That is until he lays his eyes on American Riley Clarke. Trading in the crippling expenses of Aspen for BC, Riley is North Ridge’s newest member of their search and rescue team and the only woman on the job, which means spending a lot of time with Mav in adrenaline-pumping situations.

With the chemistry between them hot enough to melt snow, keeping their hands off each other is detriment to the success of their team. Besides, Maverick’s her boss and she didn’t work her ass off in Colorado just to throw it all away for some mind-blowing sex.

But when the worst winter in years sweeps in, Riley and Maverick will have to battle the elements along with their attraction for each other. And if either of them slip up, both of them will be in for a deep freeze.


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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ MOST OF ALL YOU BY MIA SHERIDAN

TITLE: Most of all you
AUTHOR: Mia Sheridan
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: October 17th, 2017
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MOST OF ALL YOU: Is a contemporary standalone romance novel by Mia Sheridan ‘Spoken in Dual Perspectives’ 

This isn't going to be written up like how i would normally write up my reviews, this is just going to be short and sweet because you need to go into this with no other preconceptions, if you've read any previous books from this author you'll know what to be prepared for, this author is beyond talented, if you've not read anything by her before seriously you need to!! She is in a league of her own, you can not compare her to any other author. 

She never ceases to amaze me with her writing skills that draw all us readers in, her characters that we all end up loving, this book was no different. The only reason why this for me is a 4 star read and not a 5 star read is I found it a wee bit slow going in the beginning then it all just took off and I was lost within the pages. Loved how broken these two were, how captivating the storyline was, this author always brings us unique stories that capture our hearts every single time!! You always know that you're going to get something special from this author, highly recommend this!!

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A broken woman . . .

Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior, and carries within her a deep mistrust of men who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.

A man in need of help . . .

Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there’s an undeniable goodness about him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.

Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .

Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world that had stolen everything from them would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.


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Sunday, 15 October 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ THE DAY SHE CRIED BY K. WEBSTER

TITLE: The Day She Cried 
AUTHOR: K. Webster
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: October 17th, 2017
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THE DAY SHE CRIED: Is a full length romance novel by K. Webster and is spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives.’

The author asked that we early reviewers be as vague as we can be when writing up our reviews so that ones after us can read this book as it's fully intended. So here goes..

Eighteen year old Raven and Rome Murray, are being raised by a drunken abusive father, She tries to be the peacemaker at home but it's hard when she's not close to her twin Rome, both are introverts, ostracised by their fellow peers at high school for being freaks and poor, Rome sits off by himself as if he'll catch a disease off people if he sits to close, and Raven hides in the schools bathroom, both set apart by choice to are wallow in their loneliness. 

It’s not until Raven downloads an app with a profile nickname (PoetPrincess99) where you can meet hot young local boys that she connects with someone with the profile name LonelyLogan69 texts are exchanged on a daily basis, weeks go by when a strong unconventional connection develops between the two. Both desperate in their own way to break free and be seen. 

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AND THEN: A cruel, sad, heart stopping twist and I'm reeling from the direction change this book has taken. God I should've known this author would flip a switch!! What she does here is a huge game changer when you think the book is going one way she does what she does best and we're given something else entirely. This is what makes her the best of the best, everything she writes is unpredictable. 

MUCH LATER: Enter Courtney and Rome, Rome's had a high school crush on Courtney for years, watching from a distance, always watching. It's not until much much later that he barrels into her life, he unleashes all of his anger, hurt, hate, daily torment on her, his behaviour is unforgivable but also understandable, some parts were hard to read, it broke my heart into smithereens with the extent he took things towards Courtney. I felt EVERYTHING this author threw at me, parts I even fugly cried they hit me that deep. 

But slowly oh so slowly Rome put all his anger aside and we saw the real him revealed, a sweet, teenager who missed his mother, who loved fiercely, protectively, aggressively, forgivably. 

MY THOUGHTS: God where to even begin, this author is amazeballs, the beginning I was so out of my comfort zone, that cringing feeling of can I push myself to go any further but then progressing further things get twisted up like a tornado and the story in the blink of an eye changes. 
There’s only a few books of this authors I haven’t read and that’s only due to time restraints ones that I have read I’ve loved for the sole reason being you don’t know which side we’re going to get, the sweet side or the side that skips with the devil. I highly recommend this!! Loved it!!

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She was my first love.
She was my first hate.
The very sun in my world tried to burn me alive with her lies and cruelty.
Until I dimmed her light for good…
Or so I thought.

Now she’s back.
Cracked. Broken. Lost.
And for the first time in a long time, I feel free.
Free from our past. Free from my present that suffocates me. Free to destroy her future.

Her misery is my music.
Thrilling. Invigorating. Intoxicating.

For so long, all I’ve done is hate her.
So why do I love her?
 


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Saturday, 14 October 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ ILLUSIONS OF EVIL BY LILY WHITE

TITLE: Illusions of Evil
AUTHOR: Lily White
GENRE: Dark | Romance
PUBLICATION: 
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ILLUSIONS OF EVIL: is a standalone dark erotic thriller by Lili White. 

Holy crappers!! Wow!! What a scintillating unputdownable sinfully sexy twisted read this was, what a fucked up crazy sick journey this one took me on. You know it's so so so wrong on so many levels but I shit you not the scenes in this were over the top hot!!

I hate doing this but I have to write up a no frills review for this one, because seriously you need to go into this book blind, that's the only way to give this book any sort of justice it deserves. Don't even sneaky peak!!

Ok so why I didn't give this 5 stars is because being honest I struggled with the very first few chapters, they felt disjointed, like it was explaining one scene in the past and then it jumped into the future leaps and bounds so I had to go back and re-read what I'd read then the story came into itself from about chapter 5 and from that point on I was sucked into this and for the life of me I couldn't put it down, visitors arrived, one coffee small chat and I was pushing them out the door only to hurry back to finish this. 

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Don't be fooled by this author, I may have only read a few of her books and she may look all pretty and innocent but OMG let me tell you she runs towards the darkness, no tiptoeing for her and she will gladly take you down with her. And this book was no different, it was dark, twisted, sick get ready for this crazy ride because it's one you'll be wanting to take. 

There is twisted evil everywhere in this world which we’re privy to encountering within this book, pure evil resides. Eve has been brainwashed at such a young tender age but with that comes denial. This is her tale, it's not an easy tale to read but it's one that has you questioning your own morals. 

* Teaser is off the Authors FB page * 

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CONFESS.
It's what he said to me across his altar, what he demanded so that I would be pure.

In the moment he blessed me with his virtue, I was no longer the woman I'd once been.

I was Eve.

His light. His salvation. His bridge to Heaven's gate.

I failed him because my faith was not strong enough.

He punished me for not giving in.

Resisting temptation is never easy.

Not when his hands, his teeth, his heat and hunger were the greatest of my sins.

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♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ CRAVE: PART TWO (CRAVE DUET #2) BY E.K. BLAIR

TITLE: Crave
SERIES: (Crave Duet Part #2) 
AUTHOR: E.K. Blair 
GENRE: New Adult
PUBLICATION: October 16th, 2017
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CRAVE: is ‘Part Two’ of a duet and is not a standalone. You need to read part one first. 
This is the conclusion to Adaline and Kason’s story which is spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives.’

This starts off right where the previous book ended. This is Adaline's story, it’s not an easy story to read, but she needs to tell it. 

In the previous book whilst at a frat party she was victimised, her drink spiked, waking up with no recollection of what had happened, where she was, or who the guy was beside her, the only thing greeting her was a used condom packet and naked from the waist down. 
Not even a solid twenty-four hours at college, and everything is so screwed. 

The debilitating shame has her flunking classes and turning her back on all her friends but not only them but Kason too. He has no idea what happened to her. But he knows something terrible has come between them. He tries to break down her walls and get her to open up to him to no avail the end result just made her push him away even harder. Until she can’t bear it any more. 

She's drifting, and I don't know why. It was sudden at first, a quick change, a fast drop. But now she's on a slow descent, slipping even further away from me. 

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Fleeing her home town and running to Miami seemed like the only option to her, leaving Kason behind. A disconnected cell phone and no idea where she is has him turning back to his old ways. 

Years go by and a phone call from her mother out of concern has Adaline coming back home. Things aren't the same as when she'd left, Kason has slipped further into his addiction,I'm constantly fighting against old habits she's the only one that can help him. A second chance romance between them reignites but along the way she has to break someone elses heart to lay claim to Kason's again.
 I will love you until the sun dies. 

MY THOUGHTS: 
Along the way I kind of lost all respect for the heroine, one wrong decision created so much heartache, not just one heart was destroyed by her reckless decision, if she had've stayed and given him a chance I think I would've connected with her character on a whole different level. My heart broke for Kason, like literally broke. Here’s a guy that would literally take a bullet for Adaline and that’s what made this so unbearable to read.I can understand and appreciate why the author went the way she did though. 
I just hope many devices are insured, because like me I think many would have toyed with the idea of taking a hammer to it or throwing it at something. 
Admittedly the angst and emotional turmoil had me turning the pages like a junky getting her next hit. That roller coaster of wrongs and rights that had me glued to my ipad lapping up everything this author threw at me, moments I hated, but moments I loved. The feels were wrung out of me, and at the end of it I really hope we get Micah's story. I loved his strong mature character, and am hoping we get to read more about him. 

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Weeks became months, and months became years. Each day, nudged Kason deeper into his addiction. Each memory of the girl destroyed fed the craving for what he could never have again. 

Leaving a life-altering first love behind, Adaline tried moving forward to find love and trust and happiness. Pain eventually faded, wounds slowly healed, yet scars were forever left behind.

But some scars feel like kisses. 

When the shattered pieces of their hearts are forced to meet again, the two of them must decide how much pain their love is worth enduring.

This is what happens when one person loves beyond the craving and the other craves beyond the loving.


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