2015 Year Favorites

HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR BAE'S!

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!

BOOKS

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
Purchase: AMAZON USUK

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
Purchase: AMAZON USUK

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


Torn  
Book Title: Torn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: S. Nelson
Purchase: AMAZON USCAUKAU

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
Purchase: AMAZON USCAUKAU

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

Memories.

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

Scars.

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

Possibilities.

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
Purchase: AMAZON USUKAU

Book Overview

Chyna

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.

Jace


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
Purchase: AMAZON USUK

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
Purchase: AMAZON USUK

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
Purchase: AMAZON USUKB&N

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...