Category: Reviews

Rant Review | The Perfect Date..

Posted June 13, 2019 by Tina in Reviews / 1 Comment
Rant Review | The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada

I should start off by saying that I went into this with relatively low expectations because I have read Evelyn’s previous book the Inner Circle and wasn’t blown away by it, but it was addicting. So, I figured that The Perfect Date reflected a lot of what I’ve seen on Basketball Wives when it came to Evelyn’s relationship with a baseball player. There were a ton of similarities between her real life and The Perfect Date. However, I WAS DUPED! Please, don’t let this adorable cover. The synopsis trick you. This IS NOT A ROMANCE. I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A ROMANCE. If you are expecting a cute contemporary fake dating novel, put the Perfect Date down and look else because this ain’t it. What I liked: The Heroine – Angel is a strong, independent, fighting woman, a bit short tempered and impulsive. However, she handles working, school and taking […]

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ARC Review | The Second Coming..

Posted June 10, 2019 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments
ARC Review | The Second Coming by Carrie Aarons

The Second Coming is the first book in Carrie Aarons’ new series Rogue Academy. The Second Coming has a little bit of angst, steam and drama. It keeps you on your toes and you end up reading the entire thing one sitting. The Second Coming is a sort of spin off of Carrie’s previous novel Red Card, you actually don’t need to read Red Card to understand the Second Coming. However, it does have a bit of spoilers so if you want to read Red Card, I would but you don’t have to. What I liked: The Heroine – Aria! Aria is probably one of my top favorites of Carrie’s heroines. She is strong. She works multiple shifts at work to help her dad, she keeps her head down and works really hard. I loved how caring, sweet and honest she was. She wasn’t afraid to put herself first and […]

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Can’t Wait Wednesday | T..

Posted June 5, 2019 by Tina in Reviews / 3 Comments
Can’t Wait Wednesday | The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams The first rule of book club: You don’t talk about book club. Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott’s marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him. Welcome to the Bromance Book Club. Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville’s top alpha men. With the help of their […]

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This Ain’t Disney | Pan ..

Posted May 16, 2019 by Tina in Reviews / 1 Comment
This Ain’t Disney | Pan by Gina Maxwell (Review)

Before starting this review, I have to warn you. If you are thinking this will include Mermaids, Pirates, and magic, you will be disappointed. The only magic that happens in Pan is between the sheets. Yes, you read that right. Pan is a modern contemporary romance of Peter Pan. This ain’t Disney so please don’t go into this thinking Peter and the gang will be young children. They are grown and living in Neverland North Carolina. There are similarities in the story to the original, such as the character names and I feel like Gina stayed true to the character’s personalities that Barrie created. Pan is of course the leader of the Lost Boys, and of course Tink. They are all orphans who live with a Mr. Croc who is absolutely terrible (this is also a trigger warning for child abuse, emotional, physical abuse, sexual abuse). Pan escapes the orphanage […]

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Blog Tour + Giveaway | Fiction..

Posted May 11, 2019 by Tina in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Reviews / 1 Comment
Blog Tour + Giveaway | Fictional-ish by Natalina Reis

Fictional-ish was a book I was looking forward to because I am a huge sucker for the friends to lovers trope. Fictional-ish was not what I was expecting and I’m still not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Fictional-ish is centered around Livie and Kyle. They have been best friends for ages and Livie has always had feelings for Kyle but has never acted on them until he decides to marry her enemy. I did find the whole enemy thing to be a little childish. However, I did find this to have a good twist to it. Livie ends up moving to Scotland to open up a bookstore and Kyle ends up following to “interview her”. I had a lot of trouble with this story because I absolutely loved Livie but I hated Kyle. I am team ANYBODY but Kyle. I felt like because he […]

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ARC Review | The Unhoneymooner..

Posted May 10, 2019 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments
ARC Review | The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

The Unhoneymooners was a book that I was highly anticipating, and it did not disappointment. This is only my third Christina Lauren book, but I am loving their writing. The Unhoneymooners is a book that you can easily read in a day. And it will bring a huge smile on your face. The Story The Unhoneymooners is about Olive and Ethan. Olive is Amy’s twin sister and Ethan is Amy’s husband’s brother. The story began on Amy’s wedding day. When everything that could go wrong DOES. But in a way that was totally Amy’s fault. She won her entire wedding on sweepstakes (I also need to know her secrets because I hardly win anything). The entire wedding party comes down with a type of food poisoning except for Olive and Ethan because Olive is allergic to seafood and Ethan hates buffets. This really kicks off the story, so it was […]

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Blog Tour | Boyfriend Bargai..

Posted May 9, 2019 by Tina in #LetsReadIndie, Blog Tour, Reviews / 1 Comment
Blog Tour  |  Boyfriend Bargain by Ilsa Madden-Mills

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, then you know that I absolutely love hockey romances even though I’ve never seen a hockey game in my life. I also have a deep love for fake dating, and it is one of my favorite tropes and Boyfriend Bargain had both of my favorite things. Boyfriend Bargain is a heartfelt college romance. I found myself intrigued from the first page. I was expecting a very light hearted read which is kind of what I was looking for but I’m glad Boyfriend Bargain delivered something deeper. Although, I thought the story could have gone just a little bit deeper. I loved Z and Sugar together. Their banter and chemistry were totally amazing, and I couldn’t put my phone down while reading. I also developed a true love for Eric and Julia, and I hope they get their own story because I definitely […]

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ARC Review | Forgiven by Carri..

Posted April 18, 2019 by Tina in #LetsReadIndie, Reviews / 2 Comments
ARC Review | Forgiven by Carrie Aarons

Forgiven is the second book in The Nash Brothers Series. You do not need to read Fleeting to read Forgiven but personally, I would recommend reading Fleeting. You get a bit of the backstory in Fleeting that helps set up Forgiven. This is a second chance romance between high school sweethearts. The Story We met Lily and Bowen in Fleeting. We were also privy to the fact that both of these had a history. Lily and Bowen were high school sweethearts who were madly in love; they had their future planned out. It wasn’t until one night ten years ago that Lily and Bowen were in a terrible car accident that scared both of them with scars that are both visible and some that aren’t. Lily has no clue how one night could destroy everything they had together, she was mainly looking for closure. She’s confused about the break up […]

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Cover Reveal | Forgiven by Car..

Posted April 3, 2019 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments
Cover Reveal | Forgiven by Carrie Aarons

Today we are celebrating the cover reveal of an upcoming standalone title by Carrie Aarons. FORGIVEN is available for preorder now, and it is the second book in the Nash Brothers series! The book releases on April 11th and you can follow Carrie for exclusive updates about the series. Sign up for Carrie’s Newsletter Join Carrie’s Street Team Forgiven by Carrie Aarons Coming April 11 | Nash Brothers, #2 PRE-ORDER NOW ON AMAZON Book Blurb: In a split-second, a car crash killed almost everything between them. Ten years later, can one accidental ride fix tattered spirits, uncertain futures, and broken hearts? Lily Grantham has always done what she’s been told. The daughter of a senator, she grew up as the good girl of Fawn Hill, and carried that torch right on through to adulthood. Her only wild streak? Bowen Nash. She loved that boy since the day they laid eyes […]

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ARC Review | Fleeting by Carri..

Posted March 14, 2019 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments
ARC Review | Fleeting by Carrie Aarons

It all started with a dog who ate a pair of lace pink underwear. Fleeting is the first book in The Nash Brothers series. Fleeting is about the oldest Nash brother, Keaton. This is a small town romance where the hometown vet meets the city girl. I have read many of Carrie Aaron’s books and I have watched her grow as an author and I would say The Nash Brothers is probably be one of my favorite books by Carrie. I really enjoyed Fleeting. It is the perfect book to read in a day ESPECIALLY if you are in a reading slump. The story grabs you from beginning to end. The Story The story takes place in Fawn Hill. It is a very small town where everyone knows everything and everyone. There is no such thing as a secret because everyone is up in your business. I really loved the […]

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