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ARC Review | The Lion Heart by..

Posted September 16, 2019 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments
ARC Review | The Lion Heart by Carrie Aarons

Trigger Warnings: Sexual Assault, Emotional Abuse, Physical Abuse, Verbal Abuse. The Lion Heart is book 2 in the Rouge Academy. This can be read as a standalone, you do not need to read The Second Coming to understand The Lion Heart. However, it does contain some spoilers from The Second Coming, so I’d recommend you read it. The Story The Lion Heart takes place after The Second Coming. The story is told in both Poppy’s and Kingston’s point of view. We follow Kingston who despite all the talent in the world can’t seem to make it to the first squad on the football team. Poppy on the other hand is working to make herself an even bigger model but keeps to herself causing others to not want to get along to with her. Both Kingston and Poppy seem to be searching for something more and also want to find peace […]

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Blog Tour | Collision by Nicol..

Posted September 10, 2019 by Tina in Blog Tour, Reviews / 1 Comment
Blog Tour | Collision by Nicole Banks

Collision is the third novel in the Shattered Hearts series. It is the final book in the series and the book I’ve been highly anticipating for YEARS. I would highly recommend you read Shattered and Into Pieces to understand Collision. It can be read as standalone but to fully understand the story, I recommend reading the previous books. The Story Collision much like Shattered and Into Pieces are written in multiple POVs. It is my personal favorite thing about Nicole’s writing. I love that she gives us a chance to glimpse into the mind of all the characters and put the story together. Collision is mainly Chase and Kris’s story; it was one that began in the previous books and now we finally get them front and center. Collision takes place about 8 years after Into Pieces. It does include some flashbacks so it wouldn’t be that hard to understand […]

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Blog Tour + Giveaway | Take It..

Posted September 2, 2019 by Tina in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour + Giveaway | Take It Off The Menu by Christina Hovland

Take it off the menu is the third book in the Mile-High Matched series. This can be read as a standalone. I haven’t read the previous books and I didn’t feel like I really missed anything other than some obvious spoilers (such as previous couples). The Story The story begins two days before Marlee’s wedding. It was going to be the Denver event of the year, the problem. The groom no longer wants to get married, leaving Marlee to cancel everything. Her bridesmaids get to work and start canceling everything and plan a last-minute trip to Vegas. Eli decides to go to keep his sister and her friends out of trouble. Only to find themselves in trouble. The story begins with a bit of trouble and progresses into a slow burn then fast forwards to a fast paced novel. I really enjoyed that because the writing sucked me in and […]

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ARC Review | Falter by Carrie ..

Posted July 25, 2019 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments
ARC Review | Falter by Carrie Aarons

Falter is the final book in The Nash Brothers series and the one book I was so excited to read. All these books can be read as standalone, but I’d recommend you read Fleeting, Forgiven and Flutter so you can get a bit of a backstory. The Story Falter takes place a couple years after the previous books. We have seen how Fletcher has grown throughout the books but in Falter he is centered stage. Here, we meet a sober Fletcher, he is struggling and working each and every day to maintain his sobriety. He works really hard to get it together. Ryan is back in town for the first time in a while. She’s taking a break from her job, from her life and just trying to find herself. In trying to find herself, she also has to conquer her demons head on. The Characters Ryan is Presley’s best […]

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Audio Review | The Poet X by E..

Posted July 18, 2019 by Tina in Reviews / 3 Comments
Audio Review | The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X is a book that I’ve had sitting on my kindle for a long time. It was also the July pick for the Latinx Book Club, so I figured, I need to pick this up NOW. My First Impression: I had heard through several people that I was going to love the Poet X. And it was a pretty hyped book and as you know, me and hype books have a very rocky relationship. So, I went in with the best intentions and I can say that I absolutely loved The Poet X. My Thoughts I loved the writing style of The Poet X. I was intrigued from the very beginning. I loved the way the story was told through the poetry and how it made me feel. I was happy, I was sad, I was confused, I was angry and above all I related to it A […]

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Blog Tour + Giveaway | Trashed..

Posted July 16, 2019 by Tina in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Promo, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour + Giveaway | Trashed by Mia Hopkins

Trashed is the second book in the Eastside Brewery series. You could possibly read Trashed before Thirsty however, I’d recommend Thirsty first because Sal and because you see a bit of Trashed featured. The Story Eddie Rosas is a character we met in Thirsty. He is Sal’s younger brother and just like Sal is a fellow gang member and was just released from jail. He is attempting to stay out of trouble, but it seems like trouble just follows him everywhere. During this time, he met a girl and they had a one night (well it was daytime) stand. He never knew her name, but he was dying to see her again. And as fate would have it, they meet again. Eddie struggles with adjusting to life outside of prison and outside of the gang. For a long time, they were both a huge part of who he was. There […]

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ARC Review | Thirsty by Mia Ho..

Posted July 15, 2019 by Tina in Reviews / 1 Comment
ARC Review | Thirsty by Mia Hopkins

Thirsty is the first book in the Eastside Brewery series by Mia Hopkins. Thirsty takes place in East Los Angeles in a very poor neighborhood plagued by gangs, drugs and shootings. Thirsty is a bit dirty and a bit dark but above all it was hopeful. Salvador Rosas is our main character and the story is told in his point of view. He has just been released from prison after being in there for five years. He is trying to be a better man, he is trying to stay out of trouble away from the gang that landed him in prison. He is trying to leave “Ghost” behind and become Salvador or Sal. Salvador aka Ghost is an ex felon, a gangster (or in my neighborhood we call them cholos). He is the oldest child of Dreamer Rosas and being jumped into the gang was part of his legacy, his […]

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Blog Tour | Dating Roulette by..

Posted July 11, 2019 by Tina in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour | Dating Roulette by D. Kelly

If you are in the mood for something quick, short and an adorable romance then you should pick up Dating Roulette. Dating Roulette was a cute friends to lovers meets roommates romance. I felt like I was about to get into a reading slump, so this was an easy way to get out of that. The Story Dating Roulette is centered around Bex and Tristan. Bex is a bit of serial dater who Tristan thinks is unusual. Bex is notorious for breaking things off with a guy before the 7th date. It could be simple as a guy may eat eggs with ketchup (personally, I think this is the only acceptable way to eat eggs). Tristan comes up with the idea that maybe he should get on Bex dating roulette and see if he can make it passed the seven dates. The story is fast paced which I usually don’t […]

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ARC Review | Flutter by Carrie..

Posted July 8, 2019 by Tina in #LetsReadIndie, Reviews / 1 Comment
ARC Review | Flutter by Carrie Aarons

Flutter is the third novel in the Nash Brothers series. You don’t necessarily need to read Fleeting or Forgiven to read Flutter. However, you should because you meet both Penelope or Forrest and learn a little about them in the other novels. Flutter is a mix of enemies to lovers meets friends with benefits. There is also an age gap, Penelope is six years older than Forrest. Flutter is told in Penelope and Forrest’s point of view. I have been wanting Penelope to get her happy ending since the first time I met her in Fleeting. Flutter is a quick and easy read that can easily cure a reading slump. This is something I especially love about Carrie Aarons writing. You get lost in her words and her storytelling that you don’t even realize the story is over, until it is over. Penelope is probably one of my favorite heroines […]

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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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