Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Title: Ride Steady 
Series: Chaos #3
Author: Kristen Ashley
Rating: 


The ride of her life . . . Once upon a time, Carissa Teodoro believed in happy endings. Money, marriage, motherhood: everything came easy---until she woke up to the ugly truth about her Prince Charming. Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire, Carissa's pondering her mistakes when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower.

Climb on and hold tight . . . 
In high school, Carson Steele was a bad boy loner who put Carissa on a pedestal where she stayed far beyond his reach. Today, he's the hard-bodied biker known only as Joker, and from the way Carissa's acting, it's clear she's falling fast. While catching her is irresistible, knowing what to do with her is a different story. A good girl like Carissa is the least likely fit with the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Too bad holding back is so damned hard. Now, as Joker's secrets are revealed and an outside threat endangers the club, Joker must decide whether to ride steady with Carissa---or ride away forever .

  




Ride Steady begins when Carissa has a flat tire on the side of the highway with her young son along with her. The only person to stop and help was a biker named Joker. Joker knew Carissa once upon a time, but things change, he changed, and now she's in need of some help. But he has no idea how to be around her when he can't stop thinking about her. Once Carissa slips inside Chaos, and Joker's life things get a lot more complicated. They each have baggage, but each of them also just want to live the life they were meant to live. 

This book was really good. I enjoyed the plot line for the most part, even though towards the end I was hoping for a little more action. Other than that I loved it. Carissa was an awesome heroine. She was very sweet, caring, and wasn't the type to play games. What see was what you got from her in a very good way. And Joker, while at first I was a little frustrated with him I really started to like him after that first little hurdle. He didn't exactly try to take over everything, he just tried to be there for Carissa when she needed him. And Carissa's son Travis was awesome as well! 
I really enjoyed this one. It had great characters, interesting plot, and a lot of soul!

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Title: Definitely, Maybe in Love
Series: Definitely Maybe #1
Author: Ophelia London
Rating: 

A new adult novel from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

Her theory of attraction is about to get a new angle...

Spring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her sustainable living thesis and to save the environment. Both seem hopelessly unobtainable until her college professor suggests that with a new angle, her paper could be published. Spring swears she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that happens.

“Whatever it takes,” however, means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly.

Henry is Spring's only hope at publication, but he's also the ├╝ber-rich son of a land developer and cash-strapped Spring’s polar opposite. Too bad she can't help being attracted to the way he pushes her buttons, both politically and physically. As they work on her thesis, Spring finds there's more to Henry than his old money and argyle sweaters…but can she drop the loud-and-proud act long enough to let him in? Suddenly, choosing between what she wants and what she needs puts Spring at odds with everything she believes in.

Definitely, Maybe in Love is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice that proves true love is worth risking a little pride.

This story begins when Spring Honeycutt is having problems with her thesis paper. She wrote a really good one, but her professor wants her to add the opposing opinion to the paper. To do that she must get help from her neighbor Henry who she can’t stand. These two argue like no one else, but that can’t seem to stop hanging out. However, there are quite a few problems they each have before they realize that it’s each other they need.

This book was okay. It wasn’t great, but not bad either. I really enjoyed the plot line up until about half way through the book. Then it just sort of went downhill to me. It felt like the story kept repeating itself, and not explaining certain things very well. Also, a lot of it just didn’t make sense to me either. But again I did like part of the book, and I really enjoyed both of the main characters. They were each funny, and very opinionated. It was a nice enjoyable read for the most part. 
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Title: No Sunshine When She's Gone
Series: Barefoot William #3
Author: Kate Angell
Rating: 

"Hot, sexy and smart!" --Carly Phillips
Life's a Beach
Though his family owns the charming beachside town of Barefoot William, Aidan Cates is as down-to-earth as the locals. He's also practical to a fault and doesn't believe some psychic on the boardwalk can predict his future.
Jillie Mac is as free as an ocean breeze, so when the hot stranger and his date mistake her for a fortune teller, she's ready to have some fun. But one devastating secret told, one mistaken identity revealed, and numerous long summer nights later, it's Jillie and Aidan who discover that sometimes love comes with a simple twist of fate.
Praise for Kate Angell and her novels
"Grab a beach chair, sunscreen, and a Kate Angell book for a great summer read!" --Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author
"Fast-paced. Fun characters." --Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author

The story begins when Jill gets mistaken by a man and his date as a psychic at a carnival in the new town she's in. She knows things about the man known as Aiden Cates, and his girlfriend. So, she takes the opportunity to tell him a few things she knows about his girlfriend. Then she takes off.

However, Aiden can't seem to get her out of his head, and he finds out that she was a fake. Now, more than ever he must find her and make her pay. But he didn't realize that he would end up working with her for the next year, but that's exactly what happen. Now, these two must figure out their feelings while also dealing with each other for the next year.

This book was good. I really enjoyed the whole plot line from start to finish. It had me hooked right at the beginning because of how unique and funny it was, then it just got better and better.
And the characters were just as interesting as well. I loved both the hero and heroine. They made a very interesting couple, and it was exciting to see them get together. I also enjoyed the side characters romance as well. Mike and Carrie were great together also.

The only downside to this story was towards the end. I was a little annoyed and confused with some of the things that Jill did toward then. It didn't make a lot of sense to me. Then when she finally fixed the problem the story just ended rather abruptly. So, overall I really thought the book was good, and I look forward to reading more of this series.

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by ShootingStars Reviews 8:15 PM No comments
Title: Wet
Series: The Water's Edge #1
Author: Stacy Kestwick
Rating: 

Doughnuts were her weakness.
If Sadie Mullins hadn’t been running on the beach to burn off the calories from her doughnut addiction, she wouldn’t have noticed the man not moving out in the water. 
Wouldn’t have dived in after him.
Wouldn’t have met West Montgomery.
The cocky bastard should have been thankful, grateful even. 
Of course, he wasn’t.
That should have been the end of it. 
Of course, it wasn’t.
Damn doughnuts.

Wet begins when Sadie finds out somethings about her current boyfriend, and how her life is going. She’s done with all of that mess, and takes off to live with her best friend across the country.  Along with not trusting men anymore she’s also tired of her “dry” spell. So, when she takes her best friends stance on dealing with men things get a little weird. Especially when she meets West. The guy around town who is a local, and very popular as well.
 These two have a lot of issues to deal with at first. And it doesn’t get a whole lot better from there.

This book started out pretty interesting. I really liked Sadie the first half to sixty percent of the book. It was a really interesting story during that part, and I enjoyed the characters. But after sixty percent it just went kind of downhill for me. I ended up not liking the book overall. 

SPOILER ALERT…. 

I really didn’t like how cheating kept being implied yet not, then in the end it was completely implied, and that just annoyed the crap out of me. It made me not even really interested in the next book. Also, it wasn’t just the cheating thing, it was mainly the way the heroine handled everything. I hated how she kept finding strange things out and just ignoring them or not confronting West about it. That totally bugged me and made me lose a lot of respect for her. So, for me this one started off good, but fell flat. It just wasn’t for me. 
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Just an Update:

I currently do not have internet! But I hope to have it back in the next few months. Due to that happening, I am able to pop over to friends house once in a while to check on things and update. So, I can do some tours as long as I have the info way way way in advanced! And I can also do review requests, but you must give me time to post it!! 

Thank you all so much for being so patient with me! There are a lot of changes coming in my life, and I look forward to getting the blog back and going strong in the next few months! 

You all a great followers, I appreciate you so much! Be sure to expect an awesome Giveaway when I come back completely! 

So, be sure to keep me up to date with all the new releases, and give my some ideas on what you want in a Giveaway! 

I appreciate you all so very much! 
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Title: No One Like You
Series: Barefoot William #4
Author: Kate Angell
Rating: 

No One Expects a Curveball

For Rylan Cates, the gloriously sunny beachside town of Barefoot William may be home, but the pro baseball player needs to focus on spring training. Hiring a personal assistant to keep him and his four dogs organized for the next eight weeks is the first step--and Beth Avery is the perfect pinch hitter. 

Beth is still looking for her place in the world, and a couple months caring for Rylan's two dachshunds, his golden retriever, and a Great Dane named Atlas should shore up her finances before she moves on. Except it's Atlas who won't budge, pushing her toward tanned, scruffy, sexy Rylan every chance he gets. One more strike and she's calling the dog out--unless she and Rylan admit that the attraction they're feeling is a game-winning grand slam. . 

No One Like You begins when Beth Avery gets the job of dog walking assistant to the famous baseball player Rylan Cates. She's running from her past and will only be in town a short while. And Rylan has things he has to do before the new season starts and he leaves town. But these two never expected to fall for each other during their time spent together. Now, neither one of them knows what to do next.

This book was okay. I really enjoyed the whole plot line! It was very interesting from start to finish. And I adored the two main characters as well. They were both very honest about their feelings and other things and it made them much more likable.
The downside to the story was at times it felt a little cut and dry. Kind of like we couldn't really "feel" what the characters were feeling, but just reading them. That made the story less enjoyable, and  a little frustrating. Other than that though I liked the whole book. It wasn't as good as the previous book though.

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by ShootingStars Reviews 8:30 PM No comments
Title: Kissed by Fire
Series: Blood & Magic #2
Author: Danielle Annett
Designer: Mae I Design
Release Date: October 1, 2015

As Friend of the Pack, Aria Naveed should be untouchable, protected by the 
most influential group in the Pacific Northwest. But someone is unleashing rogue 
vampires to hunt her down, and she is determined to find out why. 

When Aria gains command of Sanborn Place and takes on a case involving a mysterious 
paranormal, her life is put in more peril than ever as she finds herself bound to an 
influential power player. She doesn’t want to be anyone’s puppet, but must tread 
carefully as she traverses the streets of Spokane, WA, or risk being overwhelmed by the forces moving against her. 

As the only known pyrokinetic in the area, Aria is in high demand, but not for her 
services. It seems that to those in power, she’s worth more dead than alive, and if a 
mysterious enemy has their way, she won’t live long enough to find out why.



ABOUT BOOK 1 in the series

CURSED by FIRE

Released: Jan 28, 2015

It has been six years since the Awakening and peace in Spokane, Washington is still 
tenuous at best. The vampires and shifters are all vying for control of the city and the 
humans seem to be the ones suffering the consequences, or so it seems.

Aria Naveed has spent the last two years of her life fighting to make the many wrongs of 
the world right, but soon finds out that the humans aren’t as weak as they appear and may 
be a more terrifying foe than any of the other races combined. 

When a stranger rolls into town with trouble on his heels, Aria finds herself trapped in the 
middle of a battle that could cost her more than she has bargained for as a fight for justice 
turns into an unexpected fight for her life.


What Reviewers had to say about book 1:

"I thought Cursed by Fire was an awesome read and a great introduction to the series. I 
can't fault it in anyway and thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to more." 

- Book Passion for Life

"Oh my GOODNESS! I completely devoured this book in one siting it was THAT 
GOOD!" 

-Cocktails and Books Blog

Danielle Annett is a reader, writer, photographer, and the blogger behind Coffee and 
Characters. Born in the SF Bay area, she now resides in Spokane, WA, the primary 
location for her Blood & Magic series.

Addicted to coffee at an early age, she spends her restless nights putting pen to paper as 
she tries to get all of the stories out of her head before the dogs wake up the rest of the 
house and vye for her attention.

You can learn more about Danielle on her website at Danielle-Annett.com or follow her 
on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDanielleAnnett and on twitter 
@Danielle_Annett

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Title: The Other Side of Envy
Series: The Academy #8
Author: C.L. Stone
Rating: 

Sang Sorenson dreams of what life might be like for her in the Academy, but joining isn't as easy as simply writing an exam or passing an interview. She'll need to pull the team together to get them on her side in order for it to work, which is harder than it sounds. The boys will do anything to protect her, which, for some, means keeping her out.

But that’s not all that’s going on in Sang’s complicated life. After a shocking revelation, Gabriel Coleman splinters himself off from everyone, avoiding not just his Academy team, but even going so far as to avoid Sang. Desperate to bring him back and get him on her side, Sang digs deep into his past to try to discover a way to reach out to him.

His truth is riddled with tragic events, but with the help of Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Luke and North, she might be able to reach out to him before envy and despair drag him too far down to be saved.

The Academy, Deeply Bonded

The Other Side of Envy begins with Sang wanting to spend more time with Gabriel. She misses him, and wants to let him know she really cares about him. The problem is a world of trouble seems to follow Sang where ever she goes, and now she has people following her and some other issues with Gabriel as well. And it all comes to a head for her when she finds out about the other team that has a bird on it, and how they make it work. 

I really enjoyed this book a whole lot. I was very excited about Sang's reaction to the other team. I'm only a little nervous about how some of the other guys will react, but I hope they find out soon. I loved the whole plot line of this one. And I really enjoyed all of the characters as well. It was nice to see more of Gabriel too. The only issue I had was it was the ending. I couldn't believe that's how it ended, and that Gabriel was going to keep secrets from Sang. It drove me nuts.  But now I'm looking forward to the next book! 

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