Review – ROME’S CHANCE by Joanna Wylde

Joanna Wylde is back with a brand new Reaper’s book!! Check it out below…

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joanna Wylde comes a new story in her Reapers MC series…

Rome McGuire knew he was in trouble the first time he saw her.

She was sweet and pretty and just about perfect in every way. She was also too young and innocent for the Reapers Motorcycle Club. He did the right thing, and walked away.

The second time, he couldn’t resist tasting her.

Gorgeous and smart, fun and full of wonder, she jumped on his bike and would’ve followed him anywhere. Still, she deserved a shot at happiness somewhere bigger and better than a town like Hallies Falls. Walking away wasn’t so easy that time, but her family needed her and he had a job to do.

When she came around a third time, he’d had enough. Randi Whittaker had been given two chances to escape, and now it was time for Rome to take his.

This time, the only way Randi would be leaving Hallies Falls was on the back of Rome’s bike.

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I am a big fan of Joanna Wylde’s Reaper’s series so I pre-ordered Rome’s Chance as soon as I found out about it! This is a novella set after book 6 in the Reaper’s series, though it can be read as a stand-alone, it’s best enjoyed if you’re already up to date with the addictive MC series. (Seriously, if you haven’t met Horse, Ruger, Picnic and the crew you’re missing out!!)

Admittedly, this wasn’t my favourite book of the series, but it was still an enjoyable read. Being a novella it’s a perfect quickie read which can be easily read in one sitting, and will leave you with a smile on your face (seriously, that ending!!) and a need for more Reaper’s!

I loved Rome, he was sexy and sweet and I couldn’t get enough of him. Randi…I was torn when it came to her. Half the time I really liked her, half the time she was so indecisive about absolutely everything that her back and forth irritated me.

I really liked Randi’s little sister, and I hope we get to see more from her in future books, she definitely has a story to tell, and it was great to see Gage and Tinker again. Bring on the next full length Reaper’s book so I can get more of my biker fix!



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Review – PRETTY DEAD GIRLS by Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy is back with a brand new killer YA! Check out my review below.

Beautiful. Perfect. Dead.

In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed.

The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she’s next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to a boy from her physics class. The one she’s never really noticed before, with the rumored dark past and a brooding stare that cuts right through her.

There’s something he isn’t telling her. But there’s something she’s not telling him, either.

Everyone has secrets, and theirs might get them killed.

First off I need to say that I absolutely love this cover so much! I wanted to read this book because it was written by Monica Murphy, but even if it wasn’t, I would read it for the cover alone. It’s going to look super pretty on my bookshelf!

Now for the book…this one is kinda hard to review. I normally mention my favourite characters, but to be perfectly honest, I didn’t really like any of them, which made it SO hard to figure out who the killer was. They all seemed to have motives and I was desperate to get to find out who it was.

The book skipped from the POV of our main character, to the POV of the killer who seemed to be keeping some kind of journal or blog about their plans and murders, which made for interesting reading.

In all honesty, I did skim read some parts of the book; the characters were too bitchy and there just wasn’t really enough going on to keep me invested. Pretty Dead Girls definitely wasn’t my favourite book by Monica Murphy, but it kept me reading until the killer was revealed at the very end. Was I right? Gah, I was so close but no!

Fans of Scream Queens and Riverdale should definitely give this one a go.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.

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Review – AUTHOR ANONYMOUS by EK Blaire

The book everyone has been talking about… Author Anonymous is LIVE.

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imageA TRUE STORY told through the voice of New York Times Bestselling author E.K. Blair.

She’s an author.
She’s a mother.
She’s a wife.
She’s a fraud.

A woman marked and bound by her own deceit, this is the astounding tale of how one choice knocked her world from its axis forcing her to battle through a year of scandal and betrayal, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy.

This is an intoxicatingly risqué stand-alone true story tangled in lust, heartbreak, and contrition.

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If you are an active member of the online reading community then I have no doubt you are fully aware of the buzz surrounding Author Anonymous. I have no idea where to start when it comes to this book. Admittedly, it took me a while to get into it. The first 15% did not grab my attention at all (full disclosure, I would even go as far as to say I was bored), but after that, when the real (man, how do I even describe it???) drama/craziness/truth came pouring out, that’s when I became intrigued enough to keep reading and see where the story took me.

I think it’s impossible to go into this story, knowing that it’s a true account, and not try to figure out who it is. After reading the note from Anonymous in the front of the book, I have to say, I stalked EK Blaire’s Instagram account to see if I could work out who it is (hides head in shame) I got a tad obsessed, though I’m still non-the-wiser. This is one tight-lipped secret. And. It. Was. Madness.

It was kind of like a car crash just waiting to happen. Like a domino effect, where each lie and bad choice just made the wreck so much worse, and I could not look away. In all honesty, I hated “Tori” (AKA Anonymous). It might not necessarily be her as a person, but the things she did and said, the choices she made. Or maybe it all amounts to the same thing? I don’t know. But either way, I was not a fan of who she portrayed herself to be. I can see why she would want to remain anonymous, though I have no idea why she felt the need to put this out there?

Maybe because she knew readers wouldn’t be able to resist getting a look into the real and candid world of an author who not only told her story, but also aired other peoples dirty laundry? And therefore knew she could make even more money than she does just off her own books? Because I assume she’s getting a cut of the sales considering it’s her story? And as a lot of readers will be pointing their fingers at various authors, many will come out to publically say they are not Anonymous, giving the book even more publicity.

From the side of EK Blair, I see an exciting chance to tell a sordid story of an author she admires. Have you seen her live videos and videos on her blog where she talks about this book? Her entire face lights up! You can tell she put her all into telling this story, and kind of off-topic but holy heck was this book hot?!?!?!? Now from the side of Anonymous, I see greed and a really crappy person. Sometimes, we wish for stories to be true, in this case, I wish it was fiction.

I know this is a jumble of a review, but my mind is still kind of all over the place when it comes to this book. Author Anonymous really isn’t like anything I’ve read before, and I don’t know if I’ll ever get my head around it all. It was one heck of a crazy ride, but don’t just take my word for it…

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Review – DIRTY RIDE by Chantal Fernando

My week long binge of the Wind Dragon’s series started with book #3.5 (yes, I’ve read the previous 3, 😉 ). Check out my review below.

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imageFrom USA TODAY bestselling author Chantal Fernando comes a brand new Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club e-novella, full of sexy bad-boy bikers, strong heroines, and steamy romance!

Even by Wind Dragon Motorcycle Club standards, Irish was always a bit of a dark horse. Not one to confide his secrets, such as where he got that mysterious scar across his neck, he’s quick with his fists and even quicker to jump to the defense of his MC. But is he nimble enough to handle the woman he never saw coming? Or will she leave him with a matching scar across his heart?

Featuring scorching hot chemistry and plenty of sass, Dirty Ride is sure to rev your engine and get you immediately hooked!

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It’s been quite a while since I last dived into the world of the Wind Dragon’s MC, and I had missed it so much that I decided I would spend a week binge-reading by way to catching up with what I had missed. That had me starting with book #3.5: Dirty Ride.

I’ve been looking forward to Irish’s book since I first started this series; he’s always been one of my favourite characters so I’m so glad he got his chance at a HEA, and with a cool chick who looks like Merida from Brave? Even better! I wish it had been longer (this is a novella, just over 100 pages long) so we could get a more in-depth, developed storyline and romance. It felt quite rushed being so short.

That aside, I’m excited to be back in the world of the Wind Dragons MC, and I couldn’t jump into the next book quick enough! No, really, I read it the very next day.

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New York Times, Amazon and USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is twenty seven years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon’s Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

Chantal loves to hear from readers and can be found here: Facebook

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Review – LOUD IS HOW I LOVE YOU by Mercy Brown

The first two books in the Hub City series are live; check out my review for book one, Loud Is How I Love You by Mercy Brown.

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One girl’s heart gets rocked to the core in the first novel in this sexy New Adult series.

Twenty-one-year-old front girl Emmylou knows that getting her band noticed in the ‘90s indie rock scene will be no easy task. She definitely knows better than to break the number one rule of the band: Don’t sleep with your bandmates! But after she ends up having the best sex of her life with her guitarist, Travis, she finds following that rule is a lot harder than it sounds.

When the band gets the gig of their dreams, making it big seems just within reach. But Emmy’s inability to keep her hands off Travis threatens everything they’ve worked for. Can Emmy find a way to break the rules and not blow the chance of a lifetime?

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Loud Is How I Love You is the first book in a brand new rock star series by Mercy Brown! If you’re expecting this to be your typical rock star love story then think again! The Hub series brings 90’s indie rock band, Stars On The Floor (commonly known as SOFT), made up of four early twenties college friends, and their search for fame and fortune.

I enjoyed this book but I think I would have liked it a lot more had Emmylou stopped being such a pain in the arse. She spent the majority of the book trying to convince herself and everyone around her that she shouldn’t be with Travis (because he’s the guitarist in her band and the number one rule of being in a band is “don’t sleep with your bandmates” *insert eye-roll here*), all the while jumping his bones at any given opportunity, and lying to her friends about it.

Emmy’s annoyingness aside, I did like everything else. The writing was great, though I think it could have done with more dialogue in places to help keep the reader fully engaged; I did find myself skimming some of the more descriptive writing. One thing that did keep me reading though, was the humour threaded throughout. Now, this type of quirky humour really isn’t for everyone, but I couldn’t help but laugh at some of the things which were said. I really loved the characters (again, ignoring Emmy’s immaturity), Travis was fab and I loved reading about all the escapades the band got up to. I’m looking forward to seeing more of them as the series continues.

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Mercy Brown is the author of the Hub City Romance Series, published by InterMix/Berkeley. LOUD IS HOW I LOVE YOU is available now, and STAY UNTIL WE BREAK will be available in June 2016.

Mercy is represented by Brooks Sherman of the Bent Agency.

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Review – TEN BELOW ZERO by Whitney Barbetti

Check out my review of Ten Below Zero by Whitney Barbetti, and pick up your own copy!

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“In here,” he said, pushing on the skin above my heart, “you’re ten below zero. And you’re closer to death than I am.”

My name is Parker. My body is marked with scars from an attack I don’t remember. I don’t want to remember. I choose to live my life by observation, not through experience. While people are laughing and kissing and connecting, I’m in the corner. Watching them live. I’m indifferent to everything, everyone. The only emotion I feel with any kind of depth is annoyance, and I feel it often.

A text message sent to the wrong number proves to be my undoing.

His name is Everett, but I call him rude. He’s pushy, he’s arrogant, he crowds my personal space, and worst of all: he makes me feel.

He chooses to wear all black, all the time, as if he’s waiting to attend a funeral. Probably because he is.

Everett is dying. And he’s spending his final days living, truly living. In doing so, he’s forcing me to feel, to heal. To come face to face with the demons I suppressed in my memory.

He hurts me, he fulfills me, he completes me. And still, he’s dying.

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With all the buzz surrounding this book, I was so excited to finally dive in and see what all the fuss was about. This was my first Whitney Barbetti book, so I had absolutely no idea what to expect from this author or this book; I only knew that the majority of readers who have read it, did some good ol’ fashioned ugly crying!

I loved the premise of the book. I can’t resist a possible heartbreaker, and I love to read stories about broken characters, so it was a no brainer for me that I was going to read this book (even though it took me a good while to finally pick it up–damn you, TBR). I loved how the characters met and I was excited when the story (and their adventure) got going, but then the story kind of fell flat for me.

I was merely reading rather than feeling, and the different places they visited were glossed over so quickly I honestly didn’t see the point in the visits at all. Of course, the meaning of the visits is explained towards the end, and I did love that, but I think they should have spent more time actually doing things there.

The final chapter and the epilogue were, for me, by far the best. If the rest of the book had been more like those, this would have been a 5 or 6 star read, without a doubt. I absolutely loved those few chapters and they were filled with the emotion the rest of the book had been missing. Now don’t get me wrong, I *did* enjoy this book, and I don’t know whether it’s just because it was so hyped up by so many, but I just didn’t love it as much as everyone else seemed to.

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Review – YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT by Giovanna Fletcher

Check out my review of You’re The One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher, and pick up your own copy!

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Maddy, dressed in white, stands at the back of the church. At the end of the aisle is Rob – the man she’s about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben – best man and the best friend any two people ever had.

And that’s the problem.

Because if it wasn’t Rob waiting for her at the altar, there’s a strong chance it would be Ben. Loyal and sensitive Ben has always kept his feelings to himself, but if he turned round and told Maddy she was making a mistake, would she listen? And would he be right?

Best friends since childhood, Maddy, Ben and Rob thought their bond was unbreakable. But love changes everything. Maddy has a choice to make but will she choose wisely? Her heart, and the hearts of the two best men she knows, depend on it…

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I had this book burning a hole in my kindle for such a long time, and I knew, having a lazy weekend, that it was the perfect time to finally pick it up. 

The book was pretty much a YA turned NA, and as I was expecting a Chick Lit book about adults, it kind of threw me, and in all honesty, it didn’t hold my attention well and I nearly DNF’d at 35%.

I skipped ahead another 10% to see if the characters had aged (they had, though barely) and by the halfway point, it finally started to pick up. The storyline was good, 3 best friends growing up together and seeing how their relationships and feelings developed.

I liked that I didn’t know until the very end of the book who Maddy would end up with out of Ben and Rob. It was what had me holding on until that last page. There was some emotions mixed in as we went, as you can imagine, there was always going to be at least one person hurt along the way, and then of course, there were some really happy, romantic moments too.

I really enjoyed the ending. It was like the story had come full circle, which I always love. Though after all that, I’m still not sure which one she actually wanted…

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