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BOOK TEASER: Wild Card by Karina Halle

Wild Card (North Ridge #1)

by Karina Halle

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She swore she’d never go back home.

She swore she’d never see the man who broke her all those years ago.

But you don’t always get to choose your path.

And sometimes that path is as wild and rugged as the heart.

Rachel Waters thought she saw the last of the small mountain town of North Ridge, British Columbia, when she left six years ago. But while her advertising career blossomed beneath the skyscrapers of Toronto, her mother’s sudden illness has the 26-year old returning to North Ridge to care for her, putting her career on hold while dealing with family secrets, regrets and unresolved goodbyes.

Shane Nelson has always been a bit of a wild card. The youngest of three brothers, Shane’s spent most of his life being underestimated and misunderstood. With his quiet intensity, classic good looks and thoughtful demeanor, he’s an enigma on horseback, managing his father’s sprawling ranch on the slopes of North Ridge.

But while Shane remains the quintessential brooding cowboy, complete with an arsenal of inner demons, all of that changes when Rachel steps back into his life.

She was the girl he pushed away.

Now she’s the girl who wishes she could leave.

Despite the odds, Shane will do everything to convince Rachel he needs a second chance that he doesn’t deserve but when the two of them head off into the wilderness together in search of lost cattle, more than just their hearts are at stake.

Whether it’s love or lives on the line, one thing is for sure: always bet on the wild card.

July 27th teaser

Wild Card is the first standalone in an all new series North Ridge by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is coming August 15th. Rough and rugged Canadian mountain brothers? Sign me up!

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Writings, Blog Updates

Where Have I Been?

I haven’t posted much this month. A lot has been happening in my life. It’s a mixture of good and bad.

Roughly three weeks ago I had an epiphany. I don’t want to go back to college to finish my degree in Accountancy. It was never my choice to take it up but I endured more or less four years of it (it’s a five-year course in my college). I also had a partial scholarship, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. It was a great school that helped me a lot to boost my self-esteem. But I want to be a book blogger.

My love has and will always be books. I started reading when I was in first grade. The library in St. Scholastica’s Academy of Marikina was magical. There were little shelves filled with fairytale books, pillows and stuff toys scattered across the carpeted floor. I’m not sure if that’s still the case but that was a memory I will treasure forever. I admit that my reading took a hiatus when I reached fifth grade (I transferred schools) until freshmen year. Then, I became addicted to Twilight and the rest is history.

I started writing fanfictions too, but I have a hard time finishing it. I have so many ideas for a story but I always fail to commit. I discovered the wonders of ebooks and ARCs… which is a good thing because paperback are too damn expensive. Writing reviews gave me so much joy. I love expressing my love for books. It’s also a good feeling to help authors in supporting and promoting their books.

Two weeks ago my younger brother was rushed to the hospital. He puked twice and complains about stomach aches. The doctor told us he needs to undergo an operation to remove his appendix. It was not ruptured yet but it’s only a matter of time. Three days later, he was fit to go home. The hospital bill racked up to Php 83k. We have made a down payment of Php 10k a day before and my mother’s health insurance (Philhealth) covered Php 24k only. We only managed Php 34k that night and, thankfully, two of the doctors granted our request for promissory note. We have to pay the remaining balance of Php 15k until August 15.

Almost all my saving for school is gone. I felt like my world was crashing down (dramatic, I know). Just when I finally realize what I want to do with my life, I’m back to square one. I can’t leave a stable job when we’re facing a financial crisis. I have to put on hold what I want. Again. I thought that by August I’ll be blogging about books like a mad person. I want to have a very active blog, but I can’t do that anymore.

I’m not giving up reading and blogging books. I think I’ll go mad if I did. I can post five times in a week but no promises. I hope you guys can understand.

Keep reading,

xx Lovs

Contemporary Romance, Young Adult

Trust by Kylie Scott

Trust

*ARC provided in exchange for honest review*

4.5 TRUSTED STARS!!!

Being held hostage at gun-point changed Edie Millen’s perspective of the world. She dropped out of the prestigious school she hated and let go of people she don’t need. Edie transferred to public school but unbeknownst to her John Cole also attends the same school. Will their shared experience of that awful night be a way to bridge friendship? Or would an ugly past catch up on them?

I admit I had a hard time seeing Kylie Scott in this YA highschool romance. I was used to rock stars (Stage Dive series) and hot bartenders (Dive Bar series) but I got past it. I fell in love with the story. The intense first chapters hooked me so good, I didn’t put this book down until I get to the end. It was maddeningly beautiful. The pace of the story is what you would expect in any great YA. Everything seems to be happening in slow motion then, boom, the feels will hit you head-on.

I absolutely love Edie and John. I didn’t expect the chemistry between these two. I had doubts whether they’ll work at first but they totally blew me away! From strangers to bestfriends to lovers, I can’t find a single fault in their relationship. I love the cat-and-mouse chase because it was so highschool. *sigh* It made me feel so old though. I was frustrated and impatient for them to go through their issues so they could finally be together. 

Trust delivered a story that is more than I bargained for. As an avid reader of Kylie Scott, you could say I will always love whatever she’ll write. But she went far and beyond the norm by writing Trust. Just because it’s a YA set in highschool it doesn’t mean that the story is any less intense or deep. It was something everyone who went through a rough time can relate to. And I think that’s what makes Trust a beautiful story come to life.

Read: June 2017

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Book Updates

BOOK COVER REVEAL: Sick Fux by Tillie Cole

Sick Fux

by Tillie Cole

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When Ellis Earnshaw and Heathan James met as children, they couldn’t have been more different. Ellis was loud and beautiful – all blond hair, bright laughs and smiles. Heathan was dark and brooding, and obsessed with watching things die.

The pair forged an unlikely friendship, unique and strange. Until they were ripped apart by the sick cruelty of others, separated for years, both locked in a perpetual hell.

Eleven years later, Heathan is back for his girl. Back from a place from which he thought there was no return. Back to seek revenge on those who wronged them.

Time has made Heathan’s soul darker, polluted with hatred and the thirst for blood.

Time has made Ellis a shell of her former self, a little girl lost in the vastness of her pain.

As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.

With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them.

One at a time.

Each one more deadly than the last.

Tick Tock.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for ages 18 and over.


This cover is so sick!!!

It perfectly feels like Sick Fux and Tillie Cole. It’s awesome. *happy sigh*

As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.

OMG. I cannot wait for this book. I have missed reading dark romances and this will be the perfect fix. Tillie writes the sweetest and darkest hero/heroines, I’m so excited to meet Ellis and Heathan. 

Stay tuned for more updates!

Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Tycoon by Katy Evans

Tycoon

Tycoon

*ARC provided in exchange for honest review*

A little bit of 5 stars!!!

Aaric Christos is the biggest what-if in Bryn Kelly’s life. After more than a decade, their paths crossed again. Their meeting was of the business matter but with their past nothing could ever be simple. Will old flames threaten to explode? Or would Bryn let him go again?

Katy Evans did it again! I absolutely adore this book. I haven’t read anything of hers that I didn’t love. I couldn’t get enough of this story and I just devoured it in one day. Every page opens a new room for more passion and intense scenes. Bryn and Aaric doesn’t just tell a second-chance love story everyone wanted to have. It was a story for every what-if you have in your life.

Bryn, I think a lot of us can relate to her. She was so scared of what she wanted that she let him go. More than ten years has passed but she still guards herself from anything that could hurt her. I love her tenacity and good spirits. She desperately chased her dreams despite everything that happened. Bryn is one of the few heroines that I actually loved. Aaric Christos, now this man made my head and heart spiral out of control. He could be a big jerk (of course) but he’s more than that. His past, failures and experiences shaped who he really is. He was every book boyfriend you could ever wanted and imagined. Their backstories were just heart-fluttering and heartbreaking at the same time. I feel like I’m about to jump into a cliff whenever I see a “___ years ago”.

Everyone has a story to tell. It was not just Bryn and Aaric that captured my heart. I wanted to know more about Jensen, Cole and Sarah. I see them as pawns that nudged our two lovebirds together. I think they deserve to have their own story… a book or novella perhaps? I’m not yet ready to say goodbye to this crew yet. When was I ever ready? Anyway, I’m hoping to get more stories with our beloved characters.

Read: June 10, 2017

Rating: 5 Stars

 

 

Book Updates

BOOK COVER REVEAL: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6)

by Sarah J. Maas

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In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.


Honestly?

This is not the cover I was expecting.

It is way different from the past five books which features Celaena/Aelin. Granted, this is not centered on Celaena/Aelin but I wanted Chaol to be in the cover for his book! *sigh* I feel a bit cheated but whatever, the cover wouldn’t change the fact that we’re only a few months away from Chaol! I am so excited, so excited, so excited. *happily dancing*

Watch out for September 2017, pre-order now!

 

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**Read where it all started —-> BOOK REVIEW: Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

 

Book Quotes, Book Updates

NOW LIVE: Tycoon by Katy Evans

Tycoon

by Katy Evans

Tycoon

He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.

Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.

That man is gone.

In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.

He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.

The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.

It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.

I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.

And he doesn’t.

Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.

Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.

He’s assessing every piece of me, to the point I’ve never felt so bare.

I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.

Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.

Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking.


Tycoon is Katy Evan’s latest office contemporary romance standalone. It is not your usual boss and employee relationship. Aside from a scalding-hot chemistry, Aaric and our mystery girl (I’m not sure if I’m allowed to share her name, sorry!) had a past that makes everything so intense. Welp, I won’t say anything more but read it, read it, read it!

**Five-star review will be up on Friday, June 23rd!

RDB teaser

It’s live, go and meet Aaric!

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