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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Trick Review!

I'm so excited to talk about Trick!  Lori Garrett is someone you are going to WANT to watch out for, because her book had me absolutely hooked! A big thanks to Lori for gifting me the book to read!  

Review: Wowza.  This book was an intense ride.  Intro to Gunner, I immediately was pulled to him.  He was everything that an unapologetic bad boy needed to be.  If you like Travis Maddox, Braden, or Rule, you will absolutely love Gunner.  I generally liked Harlow.  I like that she does show growth in the book, and I did like how she made it clear that she thought Gunner was amazing.  I didn't like how she put up with her dad, but again I reiterate, she did some growing up during the book.  

One thing I must, must warn you about is this book is chalk full of steamy scenes.  There were a ton of hot scenes, which was unexpected. 

The plot is standard romance, but I like that there is no cheating in Trick. It makes me super happy that we've got a hero that proves his love by not doing something bat-shit crazy while still remaining true to his bad boy roots. 

Lori Garrett's debut Rule is solid and awesome.  I really enjoyed reading about Gunner and Harlow and will definitely be reading her next book.  Check it out and friend her on Facebook or email her for a chat!
4/5 Oh Yeah I liked it a lot!

Gunner Hunt—resident bad boy and town loser—made one smart, selfless decision in his entire screwed up life—he walked away from Harlow Mills.

He and Harlow had one summer of mind-blowing sex and passion, but Gunner knew he wasn't good enough. He loved Harlow enough to walk away.

It's been three years since Gunner stomped on her heart and left her broken, but when Harlow walks into the dive bar he now owns, that familiar spark reignites and burns through both of them.

Contrary to what Gunner thinks, Harlow isn't just lusting after the off-limits bad boy...or the toe curling sex they have. She wants Gunner back, and she wants him for good.

But some things never change, and even though their feelings—and their chemistry—are still going strong, the fact remains that Gunner’s world of motorcycles, booze, and a band of screwed up brothers is no place for Harlow Mills, card-carrying member of multiple country clubs and daughter of a millionaire.

Gunner has two choices:

Accept that Harlow deserves better than him, and walk out on her…again.

Or man up and learn to be good enough for the only girl he wants in his bed, and his heart.

Gunner tricked himself into believing he didn't need Harlow in his life once before...but can he give up the only woman he ever loved a second time?

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Holding On Blog Tour!

For you Emma Hart fans out there, she just published her new novella Holding On which is a companion novella to Never Forget. 

Review:  I can't really call this a continuation of Never Forget, only because in Holding On we get to see viewpoints from: Jen, Lexy, Jen, and Bing.  So rather than a continuation Holding On was the foundation for the next book in the Memories series mainly revolving around Jen and Bing.  While I was pretty excited to read the book two in the series, Holding On has left me literally salivating for it.  I love, love, love Bing and Jen in Holding On.  Emma Hart is still holding true in creating some kick ace characters and for that I love her.   Hart gives each character an insanely distinct voice, making transitions noticeable and lively.  She brings an insecurity to Lexy and a brashness to Jen, making a nice balance of character traits to each character. 

The plot in Holding On was a nice segue from the calm of Summer experienced in Never Forget at Lilac Bay, to the craziness and uncertainty in the Big City. It was nice to see what Jen and Alec do as the fish out of water.   The relationships between the characters were further explored and strengthened.  Plus getting inside Bing's head was an extra treat, and setting up what is to come for Jen and Bing makes me absolutely NEED the next book. 

I'm usually not one for Novellas, as sometimes I feel like it's just unnecessary for the actual flow of a story, but I'm glad that Emma published this one.  I feel like it's not only a good look into what's going on with Lexy and Alec, but what is to come with Jen and Bing.  My only disappointment with this novella is that it's a novella.  I want more dang it! 

If you haven't picked up book one in the Memories series, do it!  It's a fun read that continues into Holding On. 

Recommended for lovers of: Young love, romance, characters that fight because they secretly love each other, happy endings. 

4/5 Oh Yeah I liked it a lot!

Living in London after spending almost twenty years in a town with a population of three hundred would be hard on anyone – and Alec Johnson is no exception to the rule.
When Alec followed Lexy to London, he knew his life would change drastically. He just didn’t know how much. With Lexy’s friends and admirer to contend with, he has to show there’s more to the country surfer boy than his ability to ride the waves. With his own shameless admirers, he has to keep Lexy’s trust – and despite her love for him, that’s no easy task.

Beneath her tough girl exterior, all Jennifer Mason has ever wanted to do is paint. London’s School of Art can give her that, and she couldn’t be happier she’s finally breaking free from Lilac Bay. What she’s not happy about is having to leave Carl behind – or his reluctance to visit her while she’s studying.
Their relationship is put to the test as living on her own for the first time and university take their toll on Jen. After all, three hundred miles is a long way to be away from your boyfriend when you’re eighteen years old.
And it’s even harder when you can’t keep your eyes off your best friend’s older brother.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Selling Scarlett Review!

Sorry everyone, I know it has been quite awhile since I've made an appearance on here.  A lot of my posts will be very sporadic up until June because I am in my last quarter of college, and somehow that makes my life became twenty times more hectic.  That's the bad news.  Good news is whatever I am posting on this site is stuff that I absolutely love and is near and dear to my heart.  Today I'm reacquainting you all with my girl Ella James and her new book Selling Scarlett.

Now, if you follow this site you will have seen multiple posts about Ella and her books on here.  I have definitely gone past the point of no return, and I am a full on fangirl now.  Now, with that said, I wasn't sure what to expect with Selling Scarlett, and to be frank, I was actually kind of nervous.  It sounded different from anything that Ella had done previously, which intrigued me, yet really made me wonder where this book was going.

I was flat out blown away by this book.  I have fallen into this rut of contemporary NA romance binging lately, and while Selling Scarlet definitely has romance, it has so much more too.

The cool thing about following an author since they have started publishing their works, is you get to see how much they grow.  This book is the departure for Ella James.  I couldn't be more excited for the level at which she has brought us to with Selling Scarlett.  The plot is fantastic.  I felt definitely at the edge of my seat for pretty much the whole last part of the book.  Elizabeth, the heroine who becomes Scarlett was mature, and very real.  Plus the whole concept of Selling Scarlett was really fantastic.  I was scared it was going to be oversexed, just based on the description.  While there is sex, (this one is definitely not YA folks!) it wasn't anything close to erotica.

Selling Scarlett came out of left field for me.  It had angst, but it also had real drama, and not just between characters.  I mean like this crazy suspense plot going down.  I think that Ella James definitely could write an intense suspense/action novel.  Just be fore-warned Selling Scarlett is not one of those mushy, lovey-dovey stories.  It's intense and gripping, and totally worth the ride.

I really can't wait to see what is up next from Ella James.  After reading Selling Scarlett, I think she raised the bar for herself!

Recommended for lovers of: suspense, action, bad boys, and hot romance.


Elizabeth DeVille doesn't belong at a party like this—one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and cigars run higher than her grad school utility bills. Dragged out of seclusion by her best friend Suri, Elizabeth is merely playing dress-up, rubbing elbows with a crowd that banished her troubled family years ago.

Hunter West is tired. Tired of parties, tired of pretending, and tired of trying to right a wrong that haunts him every day. Bourbon heir and professional poker player by day, by night Hunter is gambling with his life in a high-stakes game of crime and blackmail.

When Elizabeth stumbles into Hunter's den of vices, she's a light in the darkness, a flame in the void. And, just like everything he touches, Hunter mars her in a record time. To rectify the damage done, Elizabeth needs money she doesn't have, and she's come up with a foolproof way to get it.

Follow Elizabeth—code-named Scarlett—to the lush Nevada brothel where she'll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that's not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face, with wicked hands and the devil's mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost her life.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Renegade Cover Reveal!

It's almost here!   Look at the AWESOME cover for Renegade the final Heven and Hell book! 

Renegade Blurb
The conclusion to the Heven and Hell series.

I’ve been beautiful. I’ve been ugly. I’ve died. I’ve been brought back. I’ve had abilities awakened within me. My strength has been tested. My beliefs have been tested.
Yet I stand.
What’s next when you’ve pretty much experienced it all?
The end.
Sam and I are picking up the pieces. We’re trying to come to terms with all we’ve lost. And as much as I would like to hide my head, ignore the reality I live every day, there is no forgetting.
Riley is in hell—I’m still not sure of his agenda. My mother’s past haunts me. And Kimber… Kimber is being herself. Cole sneaks glances at Gemma and she returns them when she thinks I don’t see.
But I do.
When Beelzebub escapes he brings his war to places I never thought he would. Earth. Maine. Home. Now everyone and everything is at risk. This has become bigger than my circle of friends. This has become bigger than me. I have to finish this. I have to find a way to stop him, to finish this war.
I just pray we will all be left standing in the end.

Title: Renegade (Heven and Hell #4) (the final book in the series)
Series: Heven and Hell
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Release Date: May 3, 2013
Formats: Ebook and Print

Heven & Hell Series order:
Before (#0.5)
Masquerade (#1)
Between (#1.5)
Charade (#2)
Bewitched (#2.5)
Tirade (#3)
Beneath (#3.5)
Renegade (#4)

Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series and the Death Escorts series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up
with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting

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