Thursday, 3 December 2015

The Girl's Got Secrets by Linda Kage - Review

Here’s the same old “girl posing as a boy” story but with a rock-
n-roll twist.

Remy Curran dreams of one day being in a band, except the group she wants to join refuses to hire a girl drummer. So, she auditions as a guy...and makes the cut.

Becoming “Sticks,” a member of Non-Castrato, isn’t quite what she dreamed it would be, though. She spends most of her time keeping up the subterfuge and learning how to walk, talk, act, and drink like a man.

But what’s even harder to deal with is acting oblivious when the band’s heartthrob lead singer, Asher Hart, treats her like one of the guys and not a woman. She never imagined he’d be so much more than a pretty face with a nice voice. But he’s better than perfect. He’s perfect for her.

When love and lies combine, Remy must keep up the act or lose everything. But who knew lying to reach one dream could prevent you from attaining an even bigger dream?

I absolutely loved this book! I love  Asher... Remy... All the past characters.... Mozart... I just really, really loved this book. It was amazing.

Since we first met Asher I've been hella' curious about him. He's got this mysterious, edgy, artist thing down and it intrigued me - so I have been eagerly anticipating his book. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT! I love Asher. He's just amazing. The things he went through as a child were heartbreaking - and so was his reunion with Pick, his long-lost half-brother. I loved how he finally felt as a part of this amazing 'Forbidden' Family. I loved how Asher was so open-minded, and didn't have a problem when he thought Remy was a gay-man going by the name "Sticks". He was simply amazingly swoon-worthy - I love Asher Hart. I am an official groupie!

I also loved Remy. She was kick-ass. I have a slight girl-crush on her not going to lie. Her name is awesome. I loved how she didn't take any crap - she dished it right back. She duped the lads for a long time as they wouldn't let her audition as a girl. Yes, at first she didn't care, but then as she got closer to Asher as being the man-version of her, "Sticks", she felt guilty as hell. I loved her compassion, her family, the fact that she works at her family Mexican restaurant (Mexican food is my fave, not gonna lie). I just loved everything about Remy.

What I wasn't expecting was that sudden character's death out of nowhere. I was just like "What the...?" It was just so out of field (or I hadn't picked up clues from any of the previous books). 

I absolutely love Brandt Gamble. He's this badass, loveable sweetie-pie and I cannot wait for his and Sarah's book now.

Overall, this book is now one of my faves in the entire series.


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Author Info
Linda grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now she lives in Kansas with her husband, daughter, and nine cuckoo clocks. Her life's been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love. Writing's always been a major part of her world, and she is so happy to finally share some of her stories with other romance lovers.

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Author Interview:
1) What book made you love literature and how old were you?

My older sister Sandra was a big reader, and often ignored my pleas to play with her so she could bury her nose in a book.  Then the girl I rode the bus with to school was always too busy reading to talk much to me, so I finally tried this book-reading thing for myself.  The Baby-sitters club is what got me addicted to binge reading in grade school. Then in high school, two of my older sisters were talking about the adult romantic works of Sandra Brown, so I snuck one, and that was it for me. I was a romance junkie from that moment on!

2) Why did you want to become an author?

In first grade, my teacher made us a write a poem.  Mine was about a rainbow and all its colors, but I totally remember her praising it like it was the best piece of literature ever. From that point on, I always thought I could write well.  Took me a few years to realize how much I actually sucked and needed tons more work on my storytelling abilities.  But I still couldn’t give up on it because I loved it so much by then! After my sisters got me addicted to romance books in high school, my stories turned that way, and I finished my first complete novel when I was seventeen.  It was utterly awful, but was a start!

3) What inspired you to write 'Price of a Kiss' the first in your Forbidden Men Stories?

I read the blurb for Abbi Glines’s Just For Now before it was released, and I was instantly intrigued when I heard the main guy was a gigolo. So my brain just went crazy with all the ways I thought this story could play out.  Before long, I had a complete story idea of my own that ended up being not much at all likes hers at all! So I decided to write it!

4) Who is your favourite Forbidden Man and couple - why are they?

My favorite Forbidden Man is Ten, maybe because he’s so open and honest and free.  When I first met him in To Professor with Love, I confess, I wasn’t a fan, but then he really surprised me when he backed Noel up and supported him at the end of the book, and I was like...hmm.  There’s more to this guy that we think, so I started giving him a bit of a background, and wow, he slowly developed over time into this man I just couldn’t help but fall for! Zoey and Quinn are my favorite couple. They’re so alike and connect in a way I just adore.

5) If there's one thing you could change about any of your books, what would it be?

One thing?!  There’s probably millions of things I’d change!  Big and little.  Even years after I press the publish button, I come up with alternate endings and what-if’s for things that would probably change the entire series.  But it ended up the way it did, so I’m kind of stuck with it how it is so I’m going to try not to think about all my millions of regrets I have!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Reaper's Fall (Reaper's MC #5) by Joanna Wylde - Review

He never meant to hurt her. 

Levi “Painter” Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty—a loyalty that’s tested when he’s caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf.

Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she’s learned to fight for her future. She’s escaped from hell and started a new life, yet every night she dreams of a biker whose touch she can’t forget. It all started out so innocently—just a series of letters to a lonely man in prison. Friendly. Harmless. Safe.

Now Painter Brooks is coming home… and Melanie’s about to learn that there’s no room for innocence in the Reapers MC.

I absolutely loved this book. It was amazing. For me, Painter redeemed his self in Reaper's Stand when he was offering to look the other way if London wanted to escape. Not gonna lie, before that I thought the dude was a major douchebag with the way he messed with Em's feelings.

I fell even harder in love with Painter in this book. He was so incredible - and I agree with the girls in the book, he definitely has a 'Madonna-whore complex'. I loved how he was with Mel; how he didn't want to hurt her as he knew it was inevitable. I loved how much he adored Izzy, how she was his whole world, and he even let her dress him up as a fairy for a tea party. His love for his family was swoon-worthy and amazing.

I loved Mel. I loved how devoted she was to her daughter and was not willing to give her up for anything. It was really admirable. However, I had a bit of a problem really connecting with Mel - she was a bit bitchy at times.

I have been so intrigued about Jess since we were first introduced to her. I loved her and Taz (She's getting a book right? With Taz? Or maybe Banks? Either way, I can't wait!) 

I fell in love with Gage in this book - I have been waiting for his book for ages, and I cannot believe we're finally getting it!!! I'm so excited for his story (With Tinker, I'm assuming). For some strange reason the books where the characters are slightly older seem to be my favourites in this series (Picnic and London) and I cannot wait for Gage's 'cause I have a feeling it will become my favourite, and Gage will become my fave Reaper.


Monday, 16 November 2015

Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis #1) by Gena Showalter - Review

Grace Carlyle's world was about to change ...

Deep in the jungle on the trail of her missing brother, Grace never expected to find a secret world populated by mythological monsters -- nor guarded by a sword-wielding being whose beauty put mortal men to shame.

Darius en Kragin belongs to a race of shape-shifting warriors sworn to guard Atlantis and kill all travelers who stray within its boundaries. Yet when Grace stumbles into his realm, he finds himself tempted to betray his centuries-old vow.

Now their forbidden love will either bring their worlds together -- or tear them both apart.

I love Gena Showalter. She's one of my fave authors of this year. I've read so many books by her these past few weeks and this one was one of my faves.

Heart of the Dragon was amazing. I absolutely loved this book. I loved Grace. She was an amazing, strong-willed, loyal heroine. I loved how Grace was your normal average, every-day woman. She didn't feel special, or unique, but there's a man out there who does see her as special, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind. And for Grace that was Darius, for very own alpha-male man like in her novels that she reads and dreams about.

I fell head over heels in love with Darius in this novel. I loved the fact he was a badass dragon, his castle, his army, and how much he loves and adores Grace. I always have a soft spot for the guys who feel no emotions, and then one girl makes him feel the whole world - I especially loved how Darius was content in his adoration and fixation on Grace. I just really loved Darius and Grace as a couple.

I also loved the side story with Alex and Teira. I really loved this couple as well. So sweet and lovely.

I really loved this book, the first of the series. I will definitely be going to read the others.


Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Some Girls Lie by Amy Andrews - Review

Local pub owner Jemima Jane Ericson is living a lie. She’s
been in love with her best friend Ethan since forever. But he fell in love with another woman, married her, and despite their tempestuous relationship and decade old divorce, JJ knows Ethan’s heart is still down for the count. And friendship is better than nothing, right?

Single dad and Jumbuck Springs chief of police, Ethan Weston, hits the pub the night his ex-wife remarries and announces she wants custody of their daughter. When he wakes the next morning to find himself in JJ’s bed he’s mortified that they’d crossed a line they should never have crossed. Until JJ’s abusive ex, Shane, shows up at her door and Ethan claims he and JJ are engaged to protect her.

Both are stunned by the unravelling of their normally sane lives but suddenly it makes sense – JJ gets a deterrent and Ethan gets the respectability of a wife for any custody claims. But when JJ’s life is threatened, Ethan is forced to confront feelings that may just run much deeper than convenience…

Although it's the last book in the series, it's also my first book by Amy Andrews. And it was amazing. I absolutely loved this book. I loved everything there was to this book.

JJ was an amazing badass woman. She was strong, fiercely loyal, and just a general badass. I loved JJ, she was just so cool and calm. I loved how she didn't take anybody's crap. She was confident in her sexuality, which was amazing to see - not many books actually do that.

I loved Ethan. The strong, protective hero. 'Sigh'. He was amazing - I loved his loyalty to JJ, Connie, his family, his town. He was just so amazing - not seeing what was right in-front of his eyes all along.

I will definitely be reading more by Amy Andrews - I'm gonna go back and read the others in the series now.


Monday, 9 November 2015

The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan - Review

A beard-related dare and one hot-as-hell kiss changes everything.

NFL center Ethan Dexter’s focus has always been on playing football and little else. Except when it comes to one particular woman. The lovely Fiona Mackenzie might not care about his fame, but she’s also never looked at him as anything more than one of her brother-in-law’s best friend. That ends now. 

Fi doesn’t know what to make of Dex. The bearded, tattooed, mountain of man-muscle looks more like a biker than a football player. Rumor has it he’s a virgin, but she finds that hard to believe. Because from the moment he decides to turn his quiet intensity on her she’s left weak at the knees and aching to see his famous control fully unleashed. 

Dex is looking for a forever girl, but they live vastly different lives in separate cities. Fi ought to guard her heart and walk away. But Dex has upped his game and is using all his considerable charm to convince Fi he's her forever man.

Game On

This year the guy-craze has been man-buns and beards (lets be honest, tattoo's aren't a new thing). And I have been all over that (Brock anybody?) So I was beyond stoked to find out that Kristen's new hero in her series had tattoo's, a man-bun and a beard. This guy couldn't have gotten any hotter. 


He was just so intense and adorable. I really loved Dex. I loved his intensity, his quietness, his unwavering adoration of Fi. Dex was just like this big loveable teddy-bear. I almost wept for him when I found out about his high school years, and how girls treated him. He didn't deserve that at all. I especially loved how loyal and helpful he was to Gray; I swear my ovaries wobbled a bit when he was looking after Leo, and showing Ivy and Gray how to handle him during that night scene. I... I just really freaking loved this guy.

Now, Fi. I liked Fi a lot. She was fun and the complete opposite of Dex (opposite attracts and all). But I guess you could say I didn't really connect to Fi like I did the previous two heroines in the series. She fought for what she wanted and I admired her a lot for that - she rocked.

I absolutely loved this book. It was an excellent addition to an amazing series. I cannot wait for what's next in this series.


Saturday, 7 November 2015

One King's Way by Samantha Young - Review

The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street
returns to the bar where it all began with Braden and Joss for a white-hot new novella full of passion and drama.

When he’s not working at the club, Craig Lanaghan looks out for his mother and little sisters. So when it comes to women, all he wants is a good time. But once Rain Alexander walks into his life, there’s no denying that this woman could be worth much more than a one-night stand….

Rain’s lifelong regret is having left her sister Darcy alone years ago with a guardian who turned out to be abusive. So when Darcy’s boyfriend publicly humiliates her in a cruel way, Rain’s overprotective instincts kick in and she follows him to Club 39—where she meets a guy who just might be her perfect match.

The chemistry between Rain and Craig is explosive, but Rain is out for revenge, and refuses to be sidetracked by flirtation. As things between them heat up, she’ll have to make a heartbreaking choice between giving in to the man of her dreams or putting her sister’s happiness first….

OMG!! I loved this novella to On Dublin Street. I was so sad to see this series ending (it had an amazing ending - Logan became my favourite Scot). But knowing Samantha Young had written a novella for it I was so incredibly stoked. And it did not let down.

I absolutely adored Rain. She was just this incredible 1940s pin-up girl - somebody I could aspire to be. She was just so kickass and I actually have a girl-crush on her (like Maggie, Craig's sister), not gonna lie. Rain was a romantic through and through and I could really relate to her - its books like the On Dublin Series that makes me a hopeless romantic, and uncompromising when it comes to a guy, so I could totally understand where Rain was coming from.

I loved Craig. I loved the fact he was a reformed man-whore. I loved how enamoured he was with Rain. He didn't want anybody else cause he knew he had found the one for him. This realist was a romantic at heart - and thus he stole my heart.

I absolutely loved this book. It was great novella to a great series.


Sunday, 1 November 2015

Where have I been?

So, I know I've been pretty quiet on the blogging front for the past two months but there's a reason for that.


Of course I'm studying English (with Media Cultural Studies).

And things have been crazy the past few weeks. I've been settling in, getting to know the city, making friends... And of course having fun! ;)

Anyway, I'm getting back into my blogging, so stay tuned cause I have many reviews to come.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Sustained (Legal Briefs #2) by Emma Chase - Review

A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight. 

When you’re a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be, and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I, Jake Becker, have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating—and that suits me just fine. In fact, it’s necessary when I’m breaking down a witness on the stand.

Complications don’t work for me—I’m a “need-to-know” type of man. If you’re my client, tell me the basic facts. If you’re my date, stick to what will turn you on. I’m not a therapist or Prince Charming—and I don’t pretend to be.

Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I'm going to Mommy & Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal's office.

Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.

And that — that, I know how to do.


I adored this book completely. It was amazing - I devoured it in five hours. Literally. I started it at 8 o'clock at night and was finished by 12:30am. The time just flew by it was that amazing.

Jake just stole my heart. The way he just stepped in to help the kids, as if they were his own, we're just adorable. I'm not going to lie, I swooned. I think Jake is my Book Boyfriend of the Year for this year. He was perfect. I adored him whole heartedly. I especially liked how the book was from his point of view throughout - I loved how he was with the little ones. 

I loved all the kids. They were amazing - they all had their own personalities, which were charming, delightful and unique. They just made me laugh - especially when Jake first 'bumped' into Rory. The little troublemaker was hilarious.

I loved Chelsea - I loved how down-to-earth she was. How she took on all her brother's kids. She was just so awesome and cool - if I were to meet her in real life, I'd want her to be my best friend.

Overall this book is kick-ass. I have such a book hangover from reading it, so I am going to scour Goodreads for more romance's with substitute father's.


Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Worth It (Forbidden Men #6) by Linda Kage - ARC Review

I fell in love once.

It was amazing. She was amazing. Life was amazing.

I lived for each time I could see her, and nothing else mattered, not that our families were enemies, our time together was forbidden, or we had to meet in secret.

Our love could conquer all.

Until it didn't.

So I was ripped away from the love of my life and shoved into hell, forced to continue without her.

It shattered me, broke the best parts of me, left me permanently damaged.

Or so I thought.

Years later, I swear history’s trying to repeat itself because she’s back in my life, and I’m just as drawn to her as I was before. But I'm older and wiser now, and I know she should stay away from a worthless ex-con like me.

So, I will not let her in. I absolutely refuse to hurt her. I will keep her away.

Then again, sometimes risking your greatest fear to get to a smile makes everything worth it, and besides, I’m not sure I can resist her, anyway.

This is the story of how Felicity Bainbridge changed my life forever, starting one summer day long ago after I was forced to change a dirty diaper...

--Knox Parker

So, I've just finished Worth It. I adored Knox. I fell in love with him in the flashbacks as a teenage boy - but it was his unwavering love towards Felicity through everything he went through that ultimately stole my heart.

And can I just say how much of a Felicity/Olicity fan I am! Me and my mum watch Arrow religiously. It was awesome to know that you based Felicity off of her - Emily Bett Rickard's is an amazing actress and I adore the quirky adorableness that she brings to such a serious show like Arrow. Okay, fan-girling over.

I loved Felicity in this book - I loved her sneaky, mischievous nature that we saw in the past. I loved her loyalty towards her niece who she was determined to know. What I didn't love was her family. They're evil. Except Garrett - he slightly redeemed himself.

Now, I can't wait till Asher's book. I've always been curious about him and I think we learnt so much about him in this book. There's something about Asher that has me intrigued and mesmerised as well as swooning all at the same time. I have a feeling his book is going to be amazing and he might become my favourite Forbidden Man yet...


Sunday, 5 July 2015


So, I've been pretty absent for a while as I had lots of exams and work was getting in the way. If I wasn't revising, I was at college. If I wasn't at college, I was at work. I literally had no free time to read or review.


I'm back. And you'll be seeing my reviews weekly, if not daily, starting from now.

So sorry for the lack of posts, but I'm thankful to all you loyal followers who are understanding.

Love, Beth <3

Sunday, 3 May 2015

The Mistake by Elle Kennedy - Review

He’s a player in more ways than one… 

College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

Now he’s going to need to up his game…

After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.

OMG! I loved this book. I was nervous about going into it due to what we knew about Logan and his feelings in the first book, but it was dealt with extremely well.

So, Logan believes he is the worst friend in the world. He has 'feelings' for his best friends girlfriend, Hannah. Or so he thinks. Logan's been spending the past few months by being a manwhore and drinking himself silly, to help him deal with his 'guilt'. One night he goes to a party in his friend's dorm and knocks on the his dorm door. And Grace answers.

Expecting a quiet action-movie night, Grace is dressed ready to chill out. However, opening her dorm room door to the John Logan is a surprise for Grace. Obviously getting the wrong dorm, but leaving his phone and car at home, Logan is left stranded in this Freshman's dorm. Using her phone to call a cab - and not able to get through - Grace invites him to hang out and watch some movies with her. But, what starts as a casual hang-out, soon turns into a hook-up. A hook-up which leads Logan to slam out the room within minutes, and leaves Grace unsatisfied.  

Knowing that Grace was left unsatisfied, Logan sets out to rectify that. And what starts as casual, is soon anything but. Grace decides to give her virginity to Logan, and he doesn't take it well. Still believing he has feelings for Hannah, he comes clean to Grace and she promptly throws him out. 

Hannah soon gives Logan a talking to, showing him how he isn't jealous of Garrett having Hannah, but is in fact jealous that Garrett is in a loving relationship.  Knowing what a big mistake he made with Grace, he tries to get in touch with her and rectify the situation - too late. Grace has gone to Paris for three months to stay with her mum.

After a Summer of Grace avoiding his calls, and knowing he made a big mistake, as soon as Logan sees Grace he plans to win her back.

I loved this book it was amazing. Grace was simply adorable. Her nervous ramblings was endearing and cute. She was so sweet. And she wasn't going to roll-over for Logan. She made him earn back her forgiveness - I loved her list of 6. The poem was hilarious. His photo on the red chaise. And the message by the Bruins player. It was kick-ass. Grace wasn't a pushover, and I loved this about it.

Logan was simply delicious. He had me breaking out in shivers and goosebumps - his completion of Grace's list was awesome and had me panting, wanting my own John Logan. I loved him. I felt so sorry for him - not being able to go Pro due to familial problems and his sense of duty and loyalty was awe-inspiring. He was amazing.

I admit to falling in love with Dean in this book - I cannot wait for his book. And did I suspect a little hate-love relationship going on with him and Sabrina? Please say yes. I think that would be kick-ass amazing!

I do need to say though that although I loved this book, and Logan - Garrett and Hannah will always be my fave! Garrett stole my heart, and I don't think I'm ever getting it back. Ever. Garrett is my No.1 Book Boyfriend of all time. Seriously.

Guys, you need to read this one - read both of them. This is an awesome sequel to the series and I cannot wait for the rest. You are one kick-ass author Elle Kennedy, I commend you.


Friday, 1 May 2015

Double Dare by R.L. Mathewson - Review

Marybeth still couldn’t believe that she’d survived this long with a
friend like Darrin, but somehow she’d managed to beat the odds and not give in to temptation and smother him with a pillow while he slept.

Of course some days were more difficult than others…

For twenty years he’s been biding his time, waiting for the right moment to make his move and now that it was here…
He couldn’t seem to stop screwing up.

Author’s Note:

Every NFH novel is written so that it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone book with the exception of this one. When I started writing Double Dare it wasn’t meant to coincide with The Game Plan, but it does. So, if you haven’t read The Game Plan, you may want to wait until after you do so that you can fully enjoy this book.

It comes as no surprise that I adored this book. I love the Neighbour From Hell series, and I want, no that's not right, I need, my own Bradford. Pretty please can I have one? Maybe there's a Noah or Jack Bradford out there waiting for me to move next door, so he can terrorise me. Sigh. A girl can dream, right?

I loved Darrin in this book. He was just the most awesome, sweetest guy I have ever met. I love him. He was just simply adorable. His unwavering love for Mary-Beth was just awe-inspiring and so incredibly sweet. One day I hope to have a best friend like Darrin. (However, saying that, Trevor will always be my favourite Bradford. Shh.. Don't tell him that though, it'll go to his head.)

I felt so incredibly sorry for Mary-Beth in this book. Going through what she must have, knowing that she couldn't have birth her own children was simply heartbreaking. The worst part - trying to give up her soulmate, her one true love, because he can't wait to start a family and have kids, and she can't have them. I almost cried, it was so sad. And when she thought she was being sneaky with her birth control injection, Darrin's reaction when he told her he knew was hilarious. Although he might have thought it was for one thing, i.e. protection, and didn't mind using condoms so that Mary-Beth didn't have to get so upset about the injection was incredibly sweet.

This book was an awesome, kickass book to add to the Neighbour From Hell Series. I seriously cannot wait to read more about the Bradford's. 


Thursday, 30 April 2015

Fall With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Review

Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing
extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.

Anybody who knows me, knows how much I love this series. I absolutely adored this book. I impatiently waited for its release, and couldn't wait to begin devouring this amazingly awesome book.

So, Roxie has been avoiding Reece for months embarrassed by the slight mishap. However, Reece mistakingly believes they slept together, and even though they almost did, he passed out. He doesn't know that they never slept together as he was extremely drunk and didn't deal with the 'aftermath' well in the morning. Inadvertently, he hurt Roxie's feelings and after nursing her hurt for a while and avoiding him, she was going to come clean about what actually happened. Until Reece started avoiding her. And now one simple misunderstanding has blown to epic proportions.

I loved this book - Roxie was such a strong character and I really admired her. I had tears in my eyes reading about what happened to her bestfriend and why. One of my closest friends is gay, and it just goes to show how violent crimes still occur due to homosexuality. This really hit home for me. Roxie was quirky and loveable - she is definitely someone I'd love to know in real life. She was kickass. 

Reece. Sigh. I have a thing for guys in uniforms, or leather cuts, or football gear. Basically, I have a thing for hot alpha-males, don't sue. Reece was such a hot little sweetie pie in this book. He's had enough with this avoidance shit - the only thing he regrets about what he thinks happened that night, is the fact he doesn't remember. He's had enough, and is determined to get things back on track with Roxie. Yes, he values their friendship from before that night, but he now wants more. And he's determined to get it.

That thing with the stalker/rapist creeped me out. I live in an old house, and now have nightmares of there being a secret passageway so some creep get in to the house. Not cool.

Overall, I adore this series, and this book was just another kickass one on top of the rest. I am sooooo stoked for Colton's novella - I already love this guy. And I so cannot wait till Nick's book. 


Monday, 27 April 2015

Deep by Kylie Scott - Review

Don't miss a beat with the fourth and final novel in
theUSA Today bestselling Stage Dive series from Kylie Scott.

Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins' ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben's the only man she's ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn't looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She's his best friend's little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he's not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible... but will it lead to a connection of the heart?

So, I almost cried when I realised this series was over. Thats how much it broke my heart. I accidentally stumbled upon these books when I read an excerpt from Jimmy's book on a fellow book-blog. I was like, hmm.. this sounds interesting. But I'm an anal person and thus have to read everything in order so I went back to David's book and devoured that in one sitting. My little sweetheart, David. Then I got Mal's book and can I say I have never laughed at a book so hard as I did at the bed-breaking scene. I fell off my bed laughing for ten minutes straight. I nearly peed my pants thats how funny it was. I was then sceptical about Jimmy's book, knowing what we did from David's book. This asshole, this big bear softie asshole. I fell madly in love with Jimmy and Lena was just a fellow badass curvy chick. My heart solely belongs to Jimmy, with David being in close second. These Ferris brothers. God.

So, I was sad going into Ben's book as I didn't want it to be over. I bought the paperback, but growing impatient with waiting to receive it in the mail I bought the ebook when it released as well. And I don't regret a single penny.

I think it's fair to say everybody knew that something was going to happen between these two - hell, that restaurant scene in Lead, we all knew who Ben was texting. 

I devoured this book in one sitting. It was just an incredible ending to the end of the series - and introduced us to characters in the next series. I loved this book. I loved Lizzy, Ben and his commitment issues (can you blame him with having Martha as his sister). And this surprised me as well - I actually liked Martha. I mean, yes she's still an incredible bitch, but she was also hilarious in this book. And that labour scene, she was badass. Am I suspecting a book for her and Sam in the spinoff series? Me thinks so.

Lizzy has wiped her hands off of Ben in the beginning of the book, and to be honest I'm not surprised. He was an asshole, and not a charming one at that. The amount of times I wanted to put my hand through my e-reader and then through his face was unreal. He was just irritating at times. But I still fell in love with this big bear bass player. Despite the heroine being pregnant, this was still a slow-love story between the two main characters and I enjoyed that immensely.

And can I just say how badass Sam was in this book - him telling off Martha was hot and had me tingling. Something tells me this alpha-man would be awesome if he was ever to have his own book.

I loved this series and am so sad to see it end. I feel like crying now writing this review for the final book in the series. This is seriously depressing. Guys, you need to read this amazing series about a close-knit group of friends and family.


Friday, 24 April 2015

Asa by Jay Crownover - ARC Review

Jay Crownover’s New York Times and USA
Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with the much anticipated story of southern charmer and certified criminal Asa Cross.

Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one luscious arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best.

Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation all alone. Except she can’t stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs but his allure is too strong to resist. His long criminal record can only hurt her already shaky career and chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.

A longtime criminal and a cop together just seems so wrong . . . but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make.

OMG! This book. This beautiful Southern charmer. God. He was just... sigh.

So, I grew curious about Asa in Ayden's book and then he secretly stole my heart in Rome's book. I have been dying to get my hands on his book since I began this series and I didn't have to wait that long. Imagine a squealing woman jumping all over her house when she finds out she gets an ARC. Yep, I did that.

In Nash's book, I didn't know what to make of his red-head neighbour Royal. She seemed like one of those girls who's beautiful and sexy but belongs in the guys club - you know that girl who knows the football stats and it impresses guys, and you just hate on her? Well in Nash's book I got that vibe from her. And I am glad I was so wrong. She's strong, and yes she does get on better with guys, but so what? She doesn't necessarily enjoy the attention. The only attention she wanted was Asa, the southern Bar-tender who keeps getting her out of trouble. The problem? He appears uninterested. And well, this is something Royal's never had to deal with. So, she makes it a challenge to get him to notice her. However, Asa's not as uninterested as she thinks. Yes he's attracted to her, but he feels like he doesn't deserve her. 

One night when the ever-forgetful Royal locks herself out of her car, she ends up back at Asa's and instead of running from Asa when he tries to push her away, she challenges him. She was bad-ass. The way she called him out on his behaviour - god, this girl has balls. She's just so cool and I want her as my new best-friend. 

So, these two begin.

God, I loved this book. It was just amazing. I loved Asa. He was this man struggling with his past, who thought he was irredeemable and not deserving enough - of anything. But the thing is, Asa deserves everything. Yes, he made mistakes. But who hasn't?

And can I just say how much I loved the glimpses of Rome! This soldier is still my fave Marked Man. I especially loved the wedding and his interactions with his daughter and Cora.

So, overall this series is a kick-ass, and this book just increases its bad-assery. You guys need to read this whole series. I can't wait for her new series to begin - a spinoff from this I think?