Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Exes with Benefits by Nicole Williams

Exes with Benefits

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*ARC provided in exchange for honest review*

FOUR-POINT-FIVE STARS!!!

Maggie and Canaan Ford went through rough times when they were kids. They fell in love and got married in their teens. Soon afterward the harsh reality of the world separated them. Five years have past and Maggie returned home to settle things between them by divorce. But Cannan is not yet ready to throw the towel and asked for a month of second chance. Could one month change the five years of distance between them? Or would Cannan lose the only woman he ever love forever?

“The man was the boy again, and I wanted to save him the way he’d saved me. But I couldn’t. The only person who could save Canaan Ford was Canaan Ford.”

I’m not really a fan of second-chance romances but there’s just something with the way Nicole Williams writes it that made me crave it. The characters may seem generic at first but there’s always a little twist that will differentiate it from the rest. The writing style is sublime. You couldn’t put this down once you pick it up. Just reading the prologue will hook you so be sure to clear a good four hours once you start.

I love how the story immediately showed the characters as flawed. Maggie is not the strong badass heroine. Canaan is not the perfect book boyfriend. They have weaknesses and faults that made the story better. The one month that Canaan ask for to get Maggie back was so perfect for me. I feel like he’s not only courting Maggie again, but also us readers. You really couldn’t help but melt at this man’s hands.

I saw some similarities with Nicole Williams’ previous book Touching Down. It may be not as heavy as Touching Down, but this book made me fall in love. Their trip down memory lane is a roller coaster ride of emotions. You’ll never know what the next chapter will bring you. You could be smiling at how adorably perfect these two are, then next you’re sobbing wondering where it went wrong. All together it was a perfect combination of humor and romance.

Read: September 16, 2017

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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NEW BOOK COVER: Trust by Kylie Scott

Trust

by Kylie Scott

NEW Trust FOR WEB (1)

Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen year old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers. 

While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.

Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.  


What did you think of the new cover?

I kinda squeal when I saw the chucks because it screams John! I love, love it! I think it’s more perfect that the previous cover but I’m still torn if I’ll change the cover in my review. *sigh* It hints a little at the innocence, at the same time the matureness that happened it the story. Welp, I’ll shut up now. I don’t want to spoil anyone!

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NOW AVAILABLE!

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BOOK REVIEW: Trust by Kylie Scott

 

Contemporary Romance, Young Adult

Trust by Kylie Scott

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*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

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THE RED

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Never make a promise you don’t intend to keep…

Mona Lisa St. James made a deathbed promise that she would do anything it took to save her mother’s gallery, The Red. Unfortunately, the gallery is well-named—not only is it painted red, but it’s in the red. Mona soon realizes she has no choice but to sell it.

However, a mysterious man comes in after closing time and makes her an offer she cannot refuse: He will save The Red if she agrees to submit to him sexually for the period of one year.

The man is handsome, English, and terribly tempting. But surely her mother didn’t mean for Mona to sell herself to a strange man.

Then again, Mona did promise to do anything it took to save The Red…

Out on July 11,  2017.

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**Pre-order links not available for the trade paperback or audiobook at this time. Details about signed print copies will be available after release.

 

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

 

 

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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!

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BLOG TOUR: Roommates With Benefits by Nicole Williams

Roommates With Benefits

by Nicole Williams

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NOW LIVE!

It has been a couple of days since the release of Roommates With Benefits (RWB) and I loved it! I’ll be posting my review either later tonight or tomorrow morning. It would be a back-to-back review with Tortured. It is another standalone written by Nicole Williams and release last April 2017. It is way overdue but it’s done! Anyway, back to RWB. It is amazing. I love, love, love Soren and Hayden! They are so perfect and intense and wonderful and I just want to sigh and read their story all over again. I’m kinda regretting devouring it…

Haven’t read Nicole Williams’ newest standalone romance? Grab your copy now!

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Read the synopsis here –> BOOK COVER REVEAL: Roommates With Benefits by Nicole Williams

You can also see Chapter 1 over here –>  CHAPTER REVEAL: Roommates With Benefits by Nicole Williams