2015 Year Favorites


2015 has been an awesome year for me. I've met a lot of great people online, was at a 1D concert earlier in the year and hit legality in the middle of the year. There were so much I wanted to accomplish that I didn't get to finish but hopefully in 2016 I'll be able to finish everything that I started and I know there are a lot of things that I wanted to explore more. I want to fill this blog of more than what I've put up this year. I'm so thankful to everyone who visited this blog and followed me. 2015 would be an unforgettable year for everyone for a lot of things has been discovered and a lot of things went viral this year but just like every other year, we don't want this to end. But, *sighs* it's going to end anyway.

Before the Year Ends, I'd like to share to you guys my 2015 favorites. Books and Music wise. I didn't really get a lot of life and movie engagements this year but I am going to rectify that next year. I HOPE!


The books are linked to goodreads but some are linked to my own review ( or at least those I remembered).

Aflame (Fall Away, #4) Asa (Marked Men, #6) Ask Me Something Beautiful Secret (Beautiful Bastard, #4) The Boy Next Door

(BRT) Sparks Fly by Bella Cruise

Sparks Fly  
Book Title: SPARKS FLY
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Bella Cruise

Book/Movie Overview

When Ginny Austen left home, she took her big dreams and her broken heart with her. She needed to escape her small town, but most of all, she needed to escape Luke Porter. Her first love, and her first heartbreak.

But when a new job sends Ginny right back to where she started, the past she tried so desperately to leave behind reappears in the form of broad-shouldered, smart-mouthed hunk, Luke who is impossible to resist and determined to make up for lost time. He still plays a mean game of pool and is super skilled between the sheets, but this new and improved Luke is ambitious, successful, and hiding pain of his own.

** Sparks Fly was previously published as Beach Wedding, and contains all new, additional material. **

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

I was not expecting the whole drama that went on all over the book. However, I did expect that I will love the story. Ginny and Luke's present are something I was really looking forward to but, there were so many things going on that I felt like they didn't have that many moments.

(BRT) Be My December by Rachel Brookes

Be My December  
Book Title: Be My December
Series: The Crawford Brothers #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Rachel Brookes

Book/Movie Overview

I knew the exact moment I’d become a ‘yes’ girl.

December 16th, a cold winter’s night, four years ago.

The night my innocence was stolen, the night I made the mistake of saying no—a mistake I’d never make again.

The dream of a ‘happily ever after' was now a locked away myth. I promised myself that I’d never return to the place of my worst nightmare, that I’d never let anyone get close, but then again, I never thought I’d meet someone like him.

The intense, confident and beautiful Ky Crawford.

I had no plans to become someone’s Prince Charming.

I couldn’t be. I refused to be. My plan was simple—do whatever it takes to correct my biggest mistake, my one regret that now controlled my life.

I was on track. I had plans, but then everything changed when I saw her—the girl in the red jacket, the girl who I was told couldn’t say no.

The reserved yet stunning Eden Rivers.

A girl who can’t say no.

A guy who craves redemption.

A chance encounter?

It all comes down to this.

One question.

One month.

Be My December?

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

Okay I was a bit mad at this book. I mean, It was really really heartbreaking though and the sadness I felt for Eden was too much to handle but, it took so long for me to get there.

(BRT) Southern Pleasure by Kaylee Ryan

Southern Pleasure  
Book Title: Southern Pleasure
Genre: New Adult Romance
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Purchase: AMAZON USUK 

Book Overview

They tell you that a parent’s love is all consuming. I never put much thought into it. Not until the minute I heard her take her first breath. That little girl is my world. I’d do anything to protect her.

My ex signed over her rights and her family vowed that my daughter didn’t exist. Now that she’s gone, they want my little girl. They’re trying to say I can’t give her what she needs.

I’ve known Evan all my life. Our families farms run parallel with each other. He and my brother Aaron have been best friends for as long as I can remember.

What they’re trying to do is wrong. He needs my help, someone he can trust and I’m more than happy to do it. I volunteered without hesitation.

I should have thought about what it would be like to have our lives intertwined. I should have thought about what would happen when our time together ended and how my heart would feel when I had to walk away.

My Review

*ARC Provided for An Honest Review*

I really really liked it. The passion, the love and the obvious feelings they have for each other just makes me want to dig into the book deeper. What I also like about this one is that I expected that this book would have a slightly "Alpha" type hero but instead I got a very loving and very much a man, a real man and I could tell you that I loved every second reading about this man. But Overall, the book was so so so cute.

(BRT) Even Rhythm by S. Moose

Even Rhythm (The Offbeat Series)  
Book Title: Even Rhythm
Series: The Offbeat Series #2
Genre: New Adult/Coming of Age
Author: S Moose

Book Overview

Sometimes all that you can do is move on...

Even when you're not ready.

Even when you're forced into it.

After being thousands of miles apart, neither one can deny the love that is still in their hearts. But sometimes, people don't see what's right in front them, and refuse to fight for what they want, even when it's worth fighting for.

When life-altering circumstances finally thrust them back together and the truth comes barreling forth, they are forced to confront the truth--a truth so shattering that it might just be the beginning of the end all over again.

Love can get rocky and uncertain--downright hard at times. It's a hard lesson to learn, but a lesson we all have to learn in the end.

Can these two lost and grief-stricken souls find a way to smooth out the jagged edges and reach an easy, even rhythm?

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

They both matured alright! Tyler and Bayleigh has been through a lot of tough times in the previous book and on this one they continue to have the lines blurred for them. I was holding a bit of anger towards Bayleigh though. I mean, she held what she was feeling from Tyler and I was sweating my effing palms for her to spit it out already but I do understand her reservations.

(BRT) The Sun And The Moon by Leslie McAdam

The Sun and the Moon (Giving You ... #1)  
Book Title: The Sun and The Moon
Series: Giving You... 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Author: Leslie McAdam

Book Overview

She follows all the rules.

He’s going to teach her how to break them.

After a heartbreaking tragedy, successful attorney Amelia Crowley has numbed herself to the pleasures of life, clinging to a specific set of rules, finding strength in order and organization. When she meets easy going surfer Ryan Fielding, that organized life is turned upside down by a sea of washboard abs and sun-kissed hair.

Sexy and charismatic, Ryan looks for pleasure however he can find it in an effort to silence his own inner demons. Until Amelia crashed into his life the only thing he chased was the next wave. Refusing to break their connection and determined to break through her carefully crafted walls, Ryan sets out to throw out every rule in her book and show Amelia that pleasure can't be planned.

Can Amelia let Ryan take the lead or will she cling to her rules and wipe out their chance at love?

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

Hot surfer guy has been in love with the bad-ass lawyer since forever. For Amelia, she needs the rules she could have to protect herself but for Ryan, Amelia is just what he need. I loved every minute of this book and I find it hilarious. I was genuinely laughing at some parts of it.

(BRT) Torn by S. Nelson

Book Title: Torn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: S. Nelson

Book Overview

Torn – to be disrupted by the pull of contrary forces; "torn between love and hate"

Eli Warner had his whole life mapped out. He planned on proposing to his girlfriend, earning his law degree, then living happily ever after with the woman of his dreams. But in the blink of an eye, his entire world crashed down around him when the love of his life abandoned him, leaving him with nothing but a note.

Kalista Ellington made the best decision she could at the tender age of nineteen. Afraid and alone for the first time, she left the one person who meant the world to her, believing his future was better off without her in it. Little did she know, fate was ready and willing to step back in and throw them together, no matter how much either one of them resisted.

When Kalista finally returns home after fourteen years, can Eli find it in his heart to forgive her, not only for her desertion, but for the secret she kept which will change both of their lives forever?

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

I am blown away. Literally! This is by far one of my favorite books this year. I mean, again for the second time in 2015 I could not express how deserving a book is for a rating that is more than 5 stars. I have not read anything from S. Nelson but if her other books are as great as this or even better then there is no doubt that I would buy all her other books in a heartbeat.

(BRT) Tangled Up In You by A.L. Vincent

Tangled Up In You (Fleur de Lis #1)  
Book Title: Tangled Up In You
Series: Fleur de Lis 1
Genre: Adult Romance
Author: A.L. Vincent

Book Overview

Emily Breaux’s abusive, alcoholic husband keeps drinking away her dreams…

When he cleans out their bank account once too often, Emily packs her meager belongings and returns to her hometown of Bon Chance, Louisiana. Surrounded by the love and support of a group of old friends—collectively known as The Boonies—she’s determined to change her life and open her own catering company.

Contractor Noah Devereaux wants to help Emily rebuild more than just her family home…

Noah is an Iraq war veteran and fighting his own battle with PTSD, and he feels he has little to offer anyone. His nightmares and panic attacks leave him exhausted and on edge, yet he can’t help but find solace in Emily’s quiet presence.

Everyone has dreams, but it takes more than a wish to make them come true…

Emily struggles night and day to scrape together the money to start her business, but this doesn’t stop her friendship with Noah from blooming into something much more. He’s always there to cheer her on, and she’s his bit of tranquility for untangling his troubled mind.

It turns out starting over isn’t easy. Was coming back to Bon Chance a horrible mistake, a sign of failing to make it in the larger world?

But all her friends have returned as well, so maybe—just maybe—having the courage to go back to the beginning will prove the ingredients for a life of love and happiness have been waiting here all along…

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

Before I start my official take on the book, I would love to announce that this one is a PG and I loved it. And Everyone can read it. It was like a breath of fresh air and away from all the hot stuff that I have been reading the previous weeks. Also, this is my first book from the A.L. and I must say that it wasn't bad but it wasn't so great either.

(BRT) Undeniably Asher by K.L. Kreig

Undeniably Asher (The Colloway Brothers, #2)  
Book Title: Undeniably Asher
Series: The Colloway Brothers 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica
Author: K.L. Kreig
Purchase: AMAZON US UK

Book Overview


When does our past stop picking at our scars and start letting them heal?


Can we see beyond our wounds to the possibilities the future holds?


How do we let ourselves become vulnerable enough to trust the love that’s right in front of us?

Fate. She’s a fickle, wily bitch that slaps us in the face every opportunity she gets. Sometimes it’s a taunt, but sometimes it’s a goddamn wake-up call to pay attention. Take what’s rightfully yours without shame or apology. So when destiny put me straight in Alyse Kingsley’s path once again, I knew this was one slap I wasn’t ignoring. I’d let her get away once. I wouldn’t again. She was mine and I was takin’ her, kicking and screaming if need be.

Alyse ~ Deceit and betrayal. Every single person who was supposed to love me committed one of these.

My mother.

My father.

My sister.

My lover.

Incapable of letting people see the real me, I hold them at arm’s length. But Asher Colloway is relentless and it doesn’t take long before I cave to his pursuits. The big question is: can I let him in where it counts most? Before ghosts from my past come back to haunt me in ways I can’t possibly fathom? Before it’s too late?

Asher ~ Trust. Forgiveness. Impossible concepts, having been fucked over by a woman I’d loved before. But those aren’t my only personality flaws.

I’m possessive.

I’m jealous.

I’m dominant.

I have a secret kink.

I want Alyse. All of her. She shows people the shiny, untainted surface. I want the murky, damaged depth. The shadows. I want in all the way. Just when I think I’ve made it, fate cruelly bitch-slaps me again. And this time I don’t see it coming. The question now is: what am I willing to do to keep the woman I love by my side? And can Alyse accept me the way I am, faults and all?

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

This is like the perfect book ever made this year. I feel like this book and myself is destined to be with each other. I may be guilty for having posted this review so late for I spent days writing and rewriting this cause I don't know how to ever write what I really though about the book in the best way possible. I feel like Ratings and giving my congratulations to the author will never be enough to even explain how read worthy this book is.

(BRT) Unexpected Forfeit by Sapphire Knight

Unexpected Forfeit (Ground and Pound, #1)  
Book Title: Unexpected Forfeit
Series: Ground and Pound 1
Genre: Contemporary/MMA Romance
Author: Sapphire Knight

Book Overview


Every chance I get, I go to watch the local fights.
I crave the excitement and the rush as it courses through my body, with the sounds of fists meeting flesh.

It’s not just the blood or the hard bodies that keeps me coming back each time, wanting more.
It’s Jace ‘King’ Kash and his artic blue eyes. He has fists made of steel with a body honed for speed. He’s breathtaking to watch in the cage. The King easily brings men to their knees, and then graciously helps them up when he’s finished.

Getting introduced to him was thrilling, falling in love with him, unexpected.
Jace comes pounding through, waking my mind and body up; showing me what I was missing out on in my life.
He makes me realize what I could have and that what doesn’t destroy me, will eventually make me stronger.


Illusions, life is full of them. My life wasn’t always like it is now, how it appears from the outside.
I was drowning in drugs, gangs and in my brother’s bad decisions.
So, I did what I do best, I fought my way out. I keep fighting, using every asset I have and attempting to get as far away from my past as possible.

Chyna enters into my life right as I’m prepping for the biggest fight of my existence.
I wasn’t looking for any new distractions, but she becomes my personal drug of choice, begging me to use her.
Unfortunately, Chyna’s not the only person that show’s up out of the blue.
When my past decides to go after my girl, it’s my turn to make it rain, to make it hurt.
I refuse to let it destroy me this time, dragging her down in the process. I just hope she can make it through the last round beside me and not forfeit.

Once that bell rings, watch out, because I will come for you, I will hunt you down and fight to the death.
I’m the King, I won’t be defeated.

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

Jace and Chyna are both hilarious acts. Chyna's very active and bubbly while Jace is very alpha like and really really sappy when he started feeling something for Chyna. In totality the book made me laugh and smile. But, I really really wanted more. I want so bad to see them having their own family and how Jace handles it because I keep imagining how cute that would be.

(BRT) Snowed In by Lila Monroe

Snowed In (Christmas With A Billionaire Novella)  
Book Title: Snowed In 
(Christmas With A Billionaire Novella)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Lila Monroe

Book Overview

Throwing a blow-out bash for hot rockstar-turned-music exec Ace Carmichael should be as easy as pecan pie. It’s my chance to prove my party-planning skills, but this bad boy client isn’t making life simple with his broody looks and aversion to shirts. If only he'd stop tempting me to jingle all the way...to his hot tub...this could be my big break.

But thanks to four feet of snow, the event of the year is suddenly a party for two. So deck the halls with a dangerously sexy tattooed rocker, a dozen cases of champagne and…me.

When the snow melts, Santa might not be the only one who’s coming. So what’s it going to be this year: naughty or nice?

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

Not my first holiday story but this is definitely one of my favorites. A party planner plus a used to be rockstar? Well that's just about as entertaining as it sounds. This was a really hot and cute read.

(BRT) Believe by Natalie Gayle

Believe (Oni Fighters, #2)  
Book Title: Believe
Series: Oni Fighters 2
Genre: Contemporary/MMA Romance
Author: Natalie Gayle

Book Overview

Have you ever hit a point in your life where everything looks good from the outside but there’s this feeling deep in your gut that tells you something is wrong?

Dane Roberts was just an ordinary guy—so he thought. Best friend to MMA fight sensation Xander Todd, and all round decent guy. But now a restlessness surrounds him. Dare he reach for more? Could he too emulate his best friend’s results in the cage?

Arianne Le Flegg was a woman starting over, with her son. Running from a past littered with broken promises, manipulation and violent abuse at the hands of family. Violence terrified her on every level. She longed for an “ordinary life”—safety for herself and her son.

Can there ever be a future for two people who view violence so differently? One embraces it, the other dispels it. One is seeking the extraordinary, the other ordinary. She longs for the type of man he’s trying to leave behind.

For there to ever be a future together, they’ll need to dig deep and decide what really is important to each of them.

To do this, they must first accept—The hardest demons to defeat are the ones inside.

They’ll have to Believe

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

Don't you just love it when Fate interfere? Dane and Ari's relationship is so complicated sometimes that I can't help but get frustrated with everything that is going on in their life. What I really love though is the way they compliment each other, not literally, but is a much more passionate and emotional way. And I love love love how the family vibe came around in this book and the fact that there was some hints of other people's lives as well. I've read the first book and this is a completely different world from that, that is the main reason why I now love this series.

(BRT) Morrison by MJ Fields & Chelsea Camaron

Morrison (Caldwell Brothers, #2)  
Book Title: Morrison
Series: Caldwell Brothers 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult Romance
Author: MJ Fields and Chelsea Camaron

Book Overview

For Morrison Caldwell, life is a game of chance. A high roller with a legendary poker face, he’s the wild card of the family, always chasing the next thrill and never staying put for long. The one place that always lures him back is Las Vegas, with its hot tables and even hotter women. He’s perfectly content to live his life as a series of one-night stands. But when a parking lot confrontation with a cocktail waitress takes a naughty turn, she leaves Morrison aching for another round.

After a long losing streak in Sin City, Hailey Poe is ready to get lucky. A steamy tryst with a cocky, mysterious stranger is the kind of no-strings encounter she’s been craving . . . until Morrison Caldwell asks for more than she’s willing to offer. But when Hailey’s controlling, soon-to-be ex-husband tries to take her daughter away, she can’t afford to turn down a helping hand. In this winner-takes-all game, Morrison is gambling with Hailey’s life—and her heart.

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

Yes, YEP YEP YEP! I thoroughly enjoyed that read. Gambling and love? To say that this book proved both to go well hand in hand is an understatement. After the book came to an end all I thought was, how freaking lucky are they to win that game? (And yes, I am talking about the real game performed but it can also apply to they're relationship) I didn't really think highly on their intimate parts because I thought they did okay aside from that moment where they first hit it off. That was ultimately something. There is just something about the alley activities...

FashIn Friday: Night Out


Night Out

£30 - nelly.com

WeekEnd Read: Ask Me Something by Aubrey Bondurant

Ask Me Something  
Book Title: Ask Me Something
Series: Something 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Aubrey Bondurant

Book Overview

How do you ask the question when you know the answer may change everything?

Sasha Brooks has been focused on one thing her entire life: her career. Newly promoted as the vice president in a New York advertising company, she has beauty, brains, and one hell of a fierce reputation. But she also has a secret that she keeps carefully guarded.

Brian Carpenter is finding out that managing his newest VP isn't without its challenges, but when it comes to Sasha, he'd expect nothing less.
His easygoing personality and Southern charm are the yang to her yin and the calm to her storm.

Over the last eight years of their friendship, their flirtations, innuendos, and chemistry have almost led to more, but Sasha has convinced herself they're better off just friends.
Until the moment she thinks he's with someone else.

Is she too late to admit her feelings?
Gathering the courage to ask the question, Sasha discovers she isn't the only one keeping secrets.

You think you know someone....

Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. Second book of the “Something Series”

Recommended for mature readers due to situations of language, and sexual content.

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Reveiw*

I am in love with how real this book was. It's the closest to the real world than any other books. For me, when it all started it was more like both of them tried to friend zone each other and treating each other like buddies when their desire for each other is really palpable you can see it from a miles far. I loved every minute of their passionate love. I was like, Aweeeee that's just... All the freaking time.

WeekEnd Read: Lie With Me by M Never

Lie with Me (Decadence After Dark #4)  
Book Title: Lie With Me
Series: Decadence After Dark 3.5
Genre: Dark Romance
Author: M. Never

Book Overview

Tell me a secret...

CJ Carmichael hasn't been able to get the vivacious blonde he spent four delirious days with off his mind. The blonde who was completely off-limits, but he couldn't deny.
Tell me a secret....

CJ had no intention of pursuing her, but Tara Stevens knew what she wanted and it was him. Now six months later, their time together still haunts him. As much as he's tried to talk himself out of seeing her again, the craving is just too powerful.

Tell me a secret...

Tara is more than willing to spend an entire fantasy weekend with CJ. More than willing to hand herself over to him completely and fulfill his every desire. More than willing to pretend he owns her despite their age difference and Kayne's disapproval.

Tell me a secret...

Sometimes fantasy becomes a reality. Sometimes people fall in love before they even know it- before they even know each other- and after it’s too late.

Tell me a secret...

Sometimes, beneath the sweetest secrets are the most deceptive lies.

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

That was one tough and cute read. Tara and CJ are as cute as a mice. When their story started I was a little bit hesitant, I didn't know If I will really follow through the book because I was feeling off when I started reading but as I carried on I was finding their arrangement really cute and more like a cover up just for them to be together and then everything twisted.

(BRT) S.O.B. by J.C. Valentine

Book Title: S.O.B
Genre: New Adult Romance
Author: J.C. Valentine

Book Overview

Levi Black is an s.o.b.

Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he’s a pretentious, obnoxious, womanizing jacka** who thinks the world revolves around him.

He wouldn’t be wrong.

A famous soccer player, his skills on and off the field have won him medals, trophies, women, and the cover of every heartthrob magazine in the country. He’s broken nearly every bone in his body and a few hearts along the way, including mine—his stepsister—and lived to tell about it.

One night changed everything, and I’ve avoided him like the plague ever since. Just long enough to finish college, to bury the hurt, and to outrun the memories. But now that’s all changed. I’m back, and there’s no more running.

My hands are supposed to be my livelihood, but now they’re my curse. Levi’s reckless ways have landed him in a sticky situation, and his father has given me an offer I can’t refuse. One month, and all I have to do is put my hands on his body. Easier said than done. The problem is, even though I know it’s bound to bite me in the a**, I can’t bring myself to say no to the s.o.b.

My Review

I enjoyed the book. But, to be honest, the misunderstandings irritated me so much I had to put the book down for a few minutes to breath because, I was seriously pissed at this characters when they overthink. So I have just came out of my shell and finally declare that I can now read "Step-Brother" themes after so many years of avoiding it and, S.O.B., did not disappoint.

(BRT) For the Love of Dixie by Shyla Colt

For the Love of Dixie (Kings of Chaos Book, #3)  
Book Title: For the Love of Dixie
Series: Kings of Chaos 3
Genre: Interracial
Author: Shyla Colt

Book Overview

After having her heart broken by Echo, Dixie Dunn makes a new life for herself, away from the Kings Of Chaos. Now, she must return in order to get her stubborn father back to fighting shape after a heart attack. She knows she’ll have to face Echo, as he has made it clear over the years that she still belongs to him. But she refuses to give him any chance to crush her heart again. 

Echo, Joel Spencer knows that Dixie hates him, but he also knows she yearns for him. After being forced by his hateful father to practically leave her at the altar when they were teens, he realizes that he has his work cut out for him. One thing is on his side, he knows what she wants and needs. This time, he WILL make her his again, and to hell with whoever gets in his way.

My Review

It was good but I just was not really in it. Just recently I got over my issues of reading books that are interracial and it felt really awesome to have another book to read about that genre because the plots are always the heavy ones but, I guess I was expecting too much with this one.

WeekEnd Read: Beauty and The Boss by Diane Alberts

Beauty and the Boss (Modern Fairytales #1)  
Book Title: Beauty and The Boss
Series: Modern Fairytales 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Diane Alberts

Book Overview

Beauty is about to tame her beast...

Researcher Maggie Donovan has no luck with men, and it doesn't help that she can't keep her eyes off of her sexy boss - the one everyone else in the office calls The Beast. Relationships in the office are forbidden. So no one is more surprised than Maggie when she pretends to be his fiancée to save him during a difficult situation. Not only has she put her job on the line, but the future of the company.

Billionaire Benjamin Gale III doesn't believe in love or romance, but the look on his mother's face when Maggie tells her that she's his fiancée is worth millions. Instead of firing her for her insubordination, he goes along with the ruse. In his arms-and in his bed-she'd be everything he could ever want…which is why he can't have her.

But if he doesn't let her go, they'll lose everything…

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

If I try and sum the book up it would be that it was satisfying and I was happy when it ended. To be honest, Yeah, it was really predictable but there were somethings in the book that weren't which were worth the read. What really didn't sit well inside me is when I started reading it I though it was going to be hot read because, well, the boss is a beast and I expected Maggie to be feisty but she wasn't. She was cute, independent and all but she wasn't what I wanted her to be.

WeekEnd Reads: The Twenty-One By Lauren McKellar

The Twenty-One (Emerald Cove #2)  
Book Title: The Twenty-One
Series: Emerald Cove #2
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Author: Lauren K. McKellar

Book Overview

I look both ways before I cross the road. I knot my laces twice. Boring? Sure. But it’s also settled. Stable. Safe.

And I like safe.

Because broken bones may eadsbe hard to heal, but broken hearts are even harder. And when the man I loved and lost comes charging back into my life, I won’t fall for his charms again … will I?

Joel Henley just might be my biggest risk yet.

My name is Ellie Mayfield. And this is my undoing.

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

If I had saved my tears it would be in a huge pail right now. This is only the second time in my history of reading that I encountered plots like this. I don't want to say much aside from the fact that the book was perfect at the same time heart breaking.

(BRT) Solving Us by Susan Renee

Solving Us  
Book Title: Solving Us
Genre: Romance
Author: Susan Renee
AmazonAmazon CAAmazon UKAmazon AU

Book/Movie Overview

Twenty four year old Olivia is trapped in her own life, struggling to escape the painful scars of her past. Moving in with her best friend and old college roommate, Olivia seeks a life of independence, happiness, and love. Above all she desperately seeks a life not defined by her physical appearance.

Finn's world collapses with one shattering phone call. Seven years later, though successful in the family business, he still struggles with guilt, depression, and an unwavering need to protect what’s important to him.

A serendipitous encounter could quite possibly change both of their lives, but what happens when they find out that they both have broken souls and what happens when the ugly pieces of each other are exposed?

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

I liked the book. From the moment they started seeing each other to the time they were facing challenges that threatens their relationship, I thought they were both amazing and strong. Both of them experienced a tragic past but still, only the two of them made each other came out of their shells and be open, again.

(BRT) His Young Queen by Tiff P. Raine

His Young Queen (Steel Jackals MC, #1)  
Book Title: His Young Queen
Series: Steel Jackals MC
Genre: Romance
Author: Tiff P. Raine
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Book/Movie Overview

Her mother’s drug addiction forced Tish O’Malley to grow up too early. It forced the two of them to move around constantly, so that no place felt like home. When the clouds finally parted and Tish found shelter and happiness for the first time in her life, her mother’s addiction was there to take that away, too.

After three long years, Tish’s sun returns to Queen Creek, and her secret love for this man nearly twice her age surges and is revealed when she makes an offer that shocks them both. An average man would have difficulty passing on a young, innocent woman willing to do anything to please him. How will a fierce alpha biker who has spent the last thirty-six months in prison fare?

Pretty damn well, Tish soon discovers. Because he’s Josh “The Guardian” Sylvan, the Steel Jackals’ viciously loyal Sergeant at Arms. But will Tish’s protector have what it takes to stand by his instant and brutal rejection of the woman she’s become? Or will he cave despite his best efforts to resist the one female who should never have made it on his radar?

My Review

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

This was exactly what I expected it to be. Fast and sexy read starring a Hot biker guy and an innocent independent girl. Hot and absolutely burning with love and want. This pairing is hard not to fall in love with. It was really hard in the beginning, reading how Tish had to be mature for her own age and how independent she had to become just to survive but when things started to get better for her, everything shifted.

(BRT) Forbidden Temptations by Janine Infante Bosco

Book Title: Forbidden Temptations
Series: Tempted 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Janine Infante Bosco

Book Overview

Anthony Bianci

Since I was a kid all I ever wanted to be was a gangster. I wanted to be feared, to be respected, and for everyone to know my name.
And then she came into my life.
I never planned on falling in love with the mob boss’ daughter. She was forbidden but somehow she became mine. She made me crave things I didn’t even know existed and made me forget about the things I thought I wanted. My quest for power faded away and was replaced by my undying love for her.
Until reality bit me in the ass and I was sent to prison for three years, doing time for a crime I didn’t commit.
Now I’m out and she is creating a life for herself, just like I always wanted for her. Only I’m not a part of that life. I won’t ruin her any more than I already have with my poisonous lifestyle. 
No matter how tempted I am.

Adrianna Pastore
I wanted him from the very first time I laid eyes on him. 
He was everything to me, my first love and probably my last.
Then my father ruined our perfect little life, and he walked away from me.
I tried to fight for him, for our love, but he pushed me away.
When the love you crave is beautiful, yet forbidden, you can’t help being tempted.
So I’ll fight for him. For us.
Even if I’m the only one fighting.

My Review

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Yes Yes Yes YES!!! I could not even begin to tell you how impressed I was when I started reading this book. I really really thought this was going to be one of those mafia/alpha male books and that's the extent of it, however, I was right on the alpha male side but I did not expect everything in the story to be so painful and chaotic. I was crying in the first few chapters of the book. Hard. From the moment I started reading I have become so moody. And that's not even a joke.

(BRT) Worth The Chase by JL Beck

Worth the Chase  
Book Title: Worth The Chase
Series: Worth It 1
Genre: New Adult
Author: JL Beck

Book Overview

Gia King was more than tired of living under her father’s thumb. The Mafia King turned FBI agent was overly protective of her every move and college was her one and only savior. Going to Auburn University was her dream, and she couldn’t wait to be free. She was going to let her hair down and shuck the good girl appearance for a new side—a darker, sexier, and ten times worse, Gia. She was ready to push the boundaries. 

Chase Winchester was a God. No, seriously. Women all across campus sighed heavily when their eyes stumbled across him. He was arrogant, sexy, and he knew it. AU was just another reason for him to spread his feathers and dip his fingers into some prime sorority girls. 

Until Gia King came into his life, knocking him right on his ass. She was everything a man would want and yet, somehow, she was off limits. There was no way he could force himself to take her, unless she truthfully wanted him. 

College, romance, and two families who were hell bent on being enemies. Can love between these two really transpire or will everyone else have the last say. 

Sometimes you have to chase what you want.

My Review

This was more of an 'Yeah Okay' read than a 'Good' read. Yeah it was all hot and rough but the overall story didn't satisfy me. It kind of felt a bit fast and forced for me like I just read the book in one sitting, watch as they try to push and pull each other then in the cheesiest way possible fall back to sex