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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Playing For Keeps Cover Reveal!!

Get Ready!  The sequel to the New York Times Best Seller The Love Game is almost here!!  Without Further Ado- Here's Playing For Keeps! 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes the 
second book in The Game series, and the story everyone wanted after The Love 

She's in love with him.

He's trying not to love her.

One night changes everything.

Aston Banks never meant to get close to Megan Harper – not even for that one night. 
Haunted by a childhood he refuses to face, he knew she could break through every 
wall he’d ever built and tear them down without even realising she was doing it. 
Betraying Braden by starting a relationship with Aston wasn’t on Megan’s to-do list, 
but the second she sees a glimpse of someone other than the arrogant ass she’s come 
to know, she can’t walk away. 
Aston’s childhood is worse than Megan ever guessed, but as he tries and fails to push 
her away, it’s clear her love is stronger than the demons that cling to him every day. 
And now, because of it, he finally has to deal with what he’s buried deep down. 
What he doesn’t want to face. What he’s fought against for so long.  
And they have to do it all without Braden finding out.
Keeping a relationship secret has never been harder. 

**This book can be read as a standalone novel, but reading The Love Game (The 

Game, #1) beforehand is advised.) 

EXCERPT:  Disclaimer: This is from the unedited version of the book, and is therefore subject to change or removal before publication. 


“If you’re trying to hide, babe, then you’re failing. I can see you.” Aston’s words crawl over me in a smooth caress, making my throat dry up and my blood boil simultaneously. 

“Why would I be hiding?” I sit up and look forward, determined not to meet his eyes.

He shrugs a shoulder carelessly, twirling a pen between his fingers. I catch his every movement from the corner of my eye. His eyes are burning into the side of my head - they’re begging me to turn, begging me to look. “Because you want me so badly you can’t bear to see me,” he says in a dramatic tone with a touch of arrogance.  My back straightens. “Clearly someone has been feeding your ego again,” I reply dryly. “Because I don’t remember ever telling you I want you.” 

His bicep brushes mine as he leans forward. “Is that so?” he asks, his voice low and barely perceptible.  I fight the urge to drop my eyes to the desk. “Damn right it is.” A fingertip trails down the back of my arm, the tingling feeling making me fight against a shiver. 

“I think you’re wrong,” he whispers. “Because I’m pretty sure you said you wanted me on Saturday night – right before you dug those nails of yours into my back and wrapped your pretty little legs around my waist.” 

My head snaps round to him, and our faces are inches apart. His lips are curled in a slightly smug smile, and I hate the fact that’s where my eyes fell first. I drag them away from his mouth and across the sharp planes of his face until they meet his smoky eyes. 

I remember why I didn’t want to look at him. His eyes have the power to entrance me and to break me. Right now it’s the former – the silvery hint at the edge of his iris pulling me in and holding me captive. I remember why, from the first touch of his lips against mine on Saturday night, nothing could have stopped us happening.

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.  She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story.  Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys.  Emma is currently working too many books to even count - including Playing for Keeps, the companion book
to New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Love Game. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to when all the ideas come to life.

Find Emma online at:
Twitter: @EmmaHartAuthor

Beauty From Surrender RELEASE DAY!

Today has FINALLY arrived and I could not be happier, we finally get to know the rest of Laurilyn and Jack Henry's story!  Congratulations to the awesome Georgia Cates for Beauty From Surrender releasing.  To celebrate we're going all out!  I've got some REALLY cool stuff for you!

So here we go one last time! Admire the awesomeness that is Beauty From Surrender, buy links will be updated as certain sites go live!

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 Title: Beauty from Surrender (Beauty #2)

Author: Georgia Cates

Release date: May 30, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: Adult

Event organized by: AToMR Tours

The story of Jack Henry and Laurelyn continues...

How do you move on when he’s every song you sing?

After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue 
the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer’s outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career—until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself. From there it’s a rocket ride straight to the top where Laurelyn finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Will it be enough to bring her the happiness she so deserves, or will the absence of Jack Henry leave her 
wanting more?

Jack Henry McLachlan never expected to fall in love with Laurelyn Prescott—but he did. After he foolishly let her slip through his fingers, he spends three months searching for her, but their reunion doesn’t come easy. The woman he finds isn’t the same one who drifted away without a goodbye. No longer an insecure girl on an Australian adventure, this Laurelyn is a successful musician with a promising career. Her dreams are becoming a reality, and Jack is terrified his American girl won’t have a place for him in her new life. With only a month to convince her otherwise, will it be enough time to make her visualize a life beyond the glitz and glamour, a life that includes him?

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Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before deciding to pursue her dream of becoming an author. Despite the struggle, she has no regrets in her decision to try this crazy life. She can honestly say that she’s living the dream.

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And now an excerpt from Beauty From Surrender:

Laurelyn Prescott’s POV

He holds out a red rose for me. “You have an admirer.”

I take the rose and bring it to my nose. Being given a bouquet of flowers isn’t unusual after a show but I’ve never been given a single rose before. It seems so intimate. “A fan, I suppose?”“I found this dude standing outside the door looking in here just now. I asked him who he was but he didn’t say. He just told me to give you the rose and this guitar. Oh, and tell you he enjoyed the show—that you were ‘fan-fucking-tastic.’” He puts the case at my feet and the world around me begins to spin way too fast.  It’s my Martin. That can only mean Jack Henry was here. Right outside that door—that cracked door—while Charlie was kissing me.
I dash off the couch and run down the hallway, calling out for him like a maniac. “Jack Henry! Jack Henry!

I have no idea which way to go, but I run toward the auditorium. It’s empty other than the 
cleaning staff, so I run toward the lobby and out to the street where I pray I’ll find him standing 

on the sidewalk.

It’s storming and the raindrops pelting down sting as they hit my face. I reach up to push 

my wet hair from my eyes and that’s when I see him. He’s getting into a cab up the street. “Jack Henry!” I shout at the top of my lungs but he doesn’t hear me. He’s too far away. “Jack Henry!”I run toward the car screaming his name and I reach the cab as it’s leaving. I slam my hand across the top of the trunk as hard as I can before watching it pull away, taking him out of my “Nooo!” I scream so loudly, my vocal cords spasm. I drop to my knees there on the cold, wet concrete. I try to scream, and again, nothing comes out because my breath has been taken from Please, don’t leave. Please, don’t be gone out of my life forever.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Into The Deep Cover Reveal!

I've got a major author crush on Samantha Young.  She honestly is one of the first indie writers whose stories I completely fell in love with. So it is a huge pleasure and honor to be taking part in this cover reveal today!   I present to you all Into The Deep!!

TBR: August 20, 2013

Live young. Live hard. Love deep.

Charley Redford was just an ordinary girl until Jake Caplin moved to her small town in Indiana and
convinced her she was extraordinary. Almost from day one Jake pulled Charley into the deep and
promised he was right there with her. But when a tragic incident darkened Jake’s life he waded out into
the shallows and left Charley behind.

Almost four years later Charley thinks she’s moved on. That is until she takes a study year abroad in
Edinburgh and bumps into none other than Jake Caplin at a party with his new girlfriend. The bad-boyturned-good attempts to convince Charley to forgive him, and as her best friend starts spending time
with Jake’s, Charley calls a truce, only to find herself tumbling back into a friendship with him.

As they grow closer, the spark between them flares and begins playing havoc with their lives and
relationships. When jealousy and longing rear their destructive heads, Charley and Jake struggle to come to grips with what they mean to one another.

And even if they work it out, there is no guarantee Charley will ever trust Jake to lead her back into the

Samantha Young is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET. 

For more info on Samantha's adult fiction visit

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tragic Review

Firstly I have to say that Tragic was completely unexpected for me.  I had serious amounts of cover love when I first saw it, but I thought all that glitters cannot be gold.  I was expecting something that was terrifying, but I am happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised with what J.A. Huss delivers in Tragic. 

Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far – just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look. The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy! He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s camera.

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world. It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

New Adult Contemporary Romance *Mature Content* Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language usage

Review:  I went into tragic thinking that I was going to come out emotionally stripped. From the synopsis it sounded like Rook's life is just an epic pile of shit, and it just keeps coming.  But, we actually meet Rook when her circumstances are about to change for the good and confusing.  An opportunity literally falls on her head, and for the money she desperately needs to survive she will do anything. 

Huss does a wonderful job of setting up the scene in Tragic.  She creates some really kick ass characters, that jump off of the pages.  Half of the time I felt like I was in the scenes with them.  I'm still mulling over my qualms with this book, because while I feel that Rook was very trusting in a very intensely weird situation, I had to step back and think, "Well where else is she going to go."  She literally has to stay with Antoine and Ronin because she literally has nothing. 

So, while I may cringe at her not following her gut instincts sometimes, I understand the purpose of how her character is written and why she stays. 

As far as the other characters in the book go, I loved Elise.  She was the balance in to the crazy of the other characters that was needed.  I was slightly surprised that Antoine didn't really have as much focus as I thought he was going to.  I was expecting him to be very front and center, but he wasn't; from the way he was described however, I have a feeling that a whole lot more crazy has yet to have been unleashed. 

Now for Ronin, who warrants his very own section.  Ronin was sweet, charming, and utterly confusing.  I think Huss characterized him very well, in showing that while he thinks he has all his crap together, he's still really young and might not have everything figured out in regards to Rook.  Plus he's hot.  Need I say more than that?

J.A. Huss has created a brilliant story with rich characters.  I really appreciated that there wasn't a huge, make you want to tear your hair out cliffhanger at the end, even though this is a series.  Tragic is a scintillating read that will hook even the pickiest of New Adult readers, with a plot that is very much unique and intriguing.  If you haven't picked up Tragic yet, you should.  I highly recommend it. 

4.5/5 Oh Yeah I liked it a lot!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Maverick Review

I have to say one thing about Anna Cruise before we get down to business in this review; Anna Cruise definitely proves the point, once a Southern Californian, always a Southern California.  What does this mean you might be asking, well let me tell you.  If you've ever seen the skit on SNL, "The Californians" which is completely stereotypes the SoCal way of life, and you're not from Southern California you might not get it.  BUT, if you're from Socal you think it's probably the funniest thing in the world.  The Southern California lifestyle is like a club, and once you're in, you're in it for life.  Seriously... you can't escape it, and you really don't want to.  Anyway, back to how I am relating this to Anna Cruise and her book Maverick, Cruise captures the south of LA vibe so well, and being from where Maverick takes place, I can vouch for the validity of the setting of this book, which made it all the more awesome for me.  And, made me crave a burrito.  Seriously.  If you like Mexican food be prepared... 

Kellen Handler is in deep.

Ever since he can remember, he’s wanted to be a professional surfer. And he made it, rising to the top of the ranks, traveling the world and riding every break he’s ever dreamed of. His good looks and reputation for living on the edge—both in and out of the water—have made him an international superstar. But when his best friend dies in a tragic accident, Kellen wipes out big time, spiraling so badly that everything he’s worked for starts to disintegrate.

Tour officials scramble to do damage control and demand he work with a public relations company to clean up his bad boy image. It doesn't help that the person assigned to him, Gina Bellori, has her own demons associated with the surfing world.

Against her better judgement Gina accepts the job and concentrates on repairing Kellen's tattered reputation, despite his protests and despite the pain it causes her. With her past colliding with her present—and Kellen in the thick of it—she begins to realize that some secrets can't stay hidden.

And suddenly, Kellen Handler is no longer worried about losing his career.

He's more worried about losing his heart.

Review:  Summer is fast approaching, and look no further people.  Maverick is a definite must for the beach/lake/sun/wherever you go to hang out.  Kellen Handler is not an admirable character at the beginning of Maverick.  I mean this in the nicest way.  He's one of those characters that you know is just hurting so badly, and expressing it in all the wrong ways.  Mainly alcohol and women. 

I think Cruise's expedition into a male character's point of view was very well done.  The separation between Kellen and Gina was distinct, and Kellen's voice was distinctly male. I also really like the fact that Kellen isn't really a "bad boy" and Gina isn't the angel who's supposed to turn him straight.  

Cruise gives us two realistic individuals, with very real and pertinent issues that can easily mess anyone up.  I'll admit that I didn't really see what was in Gina's back story coming.  I was hoping that Anna wouldn't go there, but SHE DID.  And it makes Maverick so much better for going to that uncomfortable place.  

Maverick isn't a slow read.  It moves really fast, spanning over a few months.  At a few parts it did feel slightly rushed, and I felt that Gina might not have gotten everything hashed out with her back story.  

As far as the story between Kellen and her, I really, really enjoyed it.  Gina was the calm to his storm, if you will.  She didn't take crap from him, and he honestly tried to not give her crap and just do what she told him to.  It was refreshing not to see a relationship that was threatened by jealousy and domination.  

Maverick is a great read set in the back drop of the surfing world.  While I was expecting the surfing to kind of take center stage of the book. I was pleasantly surprised that Maverick is more character driven than anything else.  And, if you read this blog semi-frequently, character driven plots are my kryptonite, and Anna Cruise definitely has a fan in me for this one. 

Maverick is a whirlwind of good characters and great setting.  If you're looking for a great Summer read, look no further.  Maverick is it for you.  Anna Cruise has captured a vivid story in a laid back setting.  This one is sure to be a very popular Summer read. 

4.5/5 Oh Yeah I liked it a lot!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Left Drowning Review

What does it take to rise from life’s depths, swim against the current, and breathe?
Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn’t expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.

This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.

Note: due to mature content recommended for Ages 17+

TBR: July 16 2013

Review: I honestly don't know where to begin reviewing this book.  I'm a slight emotional mess after reading Left Drowning because, damn that was a good book.  The first sentence just grabbed me because Blythe falls flat on her butt.  Literally, girlfriend is a mess emotionally, physically, mentally, you name it, she's screwed up.  Honestly though she is a beautiful mess, and following her story is as emotionally draining as it is rewarding. 

Jessica Park is a stellar author, and if you've read Flat Out Love you obviously know this.  Left Drowning is COMPLETELY different from FOL.  There isn't a comparison.  I was warned going into Left Drowning that it is New Adult and I should not be expecting FOL 2.0.  Left Drowning is so much more than I was expecting it to be, it isn't a book with frills and a slow chipping away of one major problem until we are left with something that's new and shiny.  Left Drowning is a barrage of emotional upheaval laced with Jessica Park's signature snark and wit. 

Blythe is a character that I loved. I can't even begin to form words about how much I admired her character.  When things get rough at certain points in the book, she fights back.  She doesn't take crap, and I LOVE the fact that she actually stands up for herself in scenes from the book.  Yeah, she's a complete mess when we first meet her, but Park is quick to remind us that people and circumstances change us for the better just like they can scar us. 

Left Drowning is the perfect example of what the NA genre symbolizes.  Yes, there's sex in it, and yes it definitely is hot, but it helps catalyze the plot, it doesn't dominate it.  Both the characters and plot are so beautifully up and down that you are breathless while reading.  Jessica Park has created a whopper of emotional feels in this book.  Left growing is a book that makes you really introspective, I haven't stopped thinking about it since i finished it last night.  

For fan of FOL or FOM you will still love this book, but you won't be finding a Matt, Julie, or Celeste in the pages.  Left Drowning is beautifully woven together, with a set of characters that are flawed, tragic, and fabulous. This book is truly wonderful, and I would recommend it to anyone, and I will be.  I leave you with my favorite quote. 

"We don't have to know everything. If you believe in fate and some kind of meaning and sense in this fucked-up world, then believe with abandon, love.  Enjoy it."  -Left Drowning 


Friday, May 17, 2013

The Sea of Tranquility Redo Review

I was looking around on Netgalley awhile ago, and I came across The Sea of Tranquility on the request board.  Even though I've already read it, I hit request.  This story still resonates with me, and even though I read it last September, I still recall instances from that book whenever something random like someone saying "sunshine" occurs. 

So I looked back at my review I wrote months ago.  I felt like I needed to go back and realign my thoughts on this beautiful book.  I was in such a state of blissful reading hangover when I wrote that first review, that I need to give it another go, hopefully a little more concisely this time. ;)

The first thing I must say about TSoT is it has grown to have this cult like following.  It has over 12,000 ratings on Goodreads, and it has an insanely high average rating of 4.5.  Katja Millay created a literal masterpiece with this story. 

Nastya Kashnikov is broken.  But, we don't know why.  She doesn't talk.  Ever.  She's a complete mystery and throughout the course of the book the mystery of Nastya slowly becomes unraveled.  In addition to Nastya's mystery we have Josh Bennett's full transparency.  They represent so much more than people who are just living to get through. 

TSoT could not be a more breath taking book.  Even reading it upon the second, third, and yes even fourth time, it still gets me.  It is a whirlwind of emotion, leaving you wrung out and emotionally spent yet satisfied. 

There aren't any parlor tricks in TSoT, just beautifully written and deeply flawed characters that any human can relate to.  Millay has a way of creating characters that you can feel every intense event and emotion that they do.  You become those characters, you live with them.  Ultimately they come to live with you after you have set the book down. 

The Sea of Tranquility is one of the first books I eagerly recommend to any friend.  It is an emotional and wonderful book that so many people have come to love and remember.  It is a book that has clearly resonated with me, even after months have passed.  Pick up this book if you haven't already.  It is worth every penny you spend on it.  



I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.

Full of rage and without a purpose, former pianist Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone discovering her past and to make the boy who took everything from her pay.

All 17 year-old Josh Bennett wants is to build furniture and be left alone, and everyone allows it because it’s easier to pretend he doesn’t exist. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, a hot mess of a girl who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. The more he gets to know her, the more of a mystery she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he may ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a slow-building, character-driven romance about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.

Please Note: This book contains mature content including profanity, drug/alcohol use, and sexual situations/language.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gameboard of The Gods

This is crazy for me to be writing because I literally am a Richelle Mead fangirl.  Getting an ARC of Gameboard of the God's is so insanely exciting, and this series I'm sure is going to become another Mead favorite! (See you in June in LA Richelle!).
In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.

When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.

Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such megasuccesses: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense.

Review: Going into Gameboard of the Gods was disorienting at first.  When you go into a new Mead world you go all in.  There are ton's of new terms and places to memorize and a slew of new characters to meet, so needless to say I was in a slight state of confusion for the first few pages.  

But, then I was I all in.  Richelle Mead has a way of just sucking you into the stories she creates.  I'm happy to say Gameboard of the Gods in intriguing and wonderfully written.  The futuristic world Mead has created is rich and lush with new devices, places, and characters. 

As I said earlier coming into the story was confusing at first.  I didn't really understand where the plot was going at first because we meet some of the characters in really odd settings.  But, those backstories are integral to the characters that Mead has introduced us to in Gameboard. 

The two major main characters, Mae and Justin, create an interesting contrast as well as some trademark Mead angst.  While they both have very intense and different personalities, it is easy to picture their rapport. 

Something that I wasn't really expecting from Gameboard of the Gods, was the intense scrutiny of the line between religion and science.  It was very thought provoking and honestly made me examine some of the events going on in the world today.  

Overall, Gameboard of the Gods is an intense and gratifying book that any Richelle Mead fan will come to love.  It is full of vibrant characters and with an interesting murder mystery plot this one is sure to be another Richelle Mead favorite! 


Gameboard of the Gods releases June 4th, add it on GoodReads HERE

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Beautiful Broken Rules Review

So I heard about this brand new book released today, and the blurb caught me immediately.  It sounded really interesting, angsty, and good so I bought it.  I am so. glad. I. did. 

Beautiful Broken Rules by Kimberly Lauren is amazing.  This book had it all, literally I could not have loved it more.  I'm on a book high from it.  For a debut NA novel, Lauren knocked it out of the freaking park people. 

What happens when you create rules to keep others out?

One thing Emerson Moore has come to terms with is that she is the school slut. She knows her way around a frat house and how to get what she wants. She doesn’t make any excuses for her actions and she doesn’t pretend to be anything different. She is who she is and with that she knows how to have a good time. She’s made rules to keep relationships at bay and avoid the demons of her past.

When her best friend, Cole has his two friends from back home move in with him she begins to think she has met her match with Jaxon Riley. Jax is the perfect mixture of tattooed muscle and a sweet-talking mouth. With “hand” written notes, a voice that exudes sex and knowing just how to get under her skin, Jaxon learns how to break all the rules. But will he just end up breaking her heart anyway?

New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance - recommended for ages 18 and up.

Review:  I admit it, the first thing that made me want to buy this book was the first sentence in that synopsis.  It was amazing and in your face.  Emerson Moore is a self admitted, self accepted slut, and I could not have loved her character more.  She was one of those girls who I just instantly got.  Not because of what she does, but what she keeps inside.  I like that she was the completely screwed up bad girl, who becomes completely redeemable. 

Jaxon Riley, holy wow.  Talk about the perfect man and Jaxon Riley will be in the dictionary for that term.  That guy could not have been more lovable and wonderful.  Plus, he's hot, rides a motorcycle, and plays football.  What else could a girl want?

Lauren created some completely FANTASTIC characters in Beautiful Broken Rules.  Quinn, Cole, Jace, and Micah were all completely wonderful characters that added a richness to the story that is so hard to find in NA novels.  They become completely accessible and felt like friends by the end of the book. 

Oh, and the angst factor in this book... off the charts people.  One scene had me almost tearing out my hair and my stomach dropping like I was on a roller coaster ride.   If you loved yourself some Travis and Pigeon a la Beautiful Disaster, you NEED to read about Jax and Emerson.  

For being a debut novel I am astounded at how well written Beautiful Broken Rules is.  Kimberly Lauren, you have just earned yourself a groupie.  I loved this book.  I cannot begin to tell you that once people start catching on, BBR will fly up the charts.   I am SO excited to see what you have coming out next, and I'm hoping that we could possibly see more of a certain hot brother Jace in the future.  *fingers crossed* :)