The Rest of Me by Ashley Munoz–Review

It’s always a good thing when you walk away from a book thinking, ‘Wow’ (jaw and emotions on the floor). So here I sit and I’m still thinking, ‘wow’, but beyond that I feel like I have no words. So here it goes.

There were so many aspects of this book that I loved, but the characters are a main part. Layla is drowning in grief from the death of her husband. While trying to fake it until she can make it, she is also mom to four incredibly awesome kids. I loved the kids and their personalities in this book. Their presence completely added to the book in every single way. It was fantastic to read an emotional romance book that focused so much on family, even if that put Layla and Reid in some precarious situations. 😉

“Henley says that daddy is your rock and I wanted to give you a rock from me, so I could be your rock too.”

Reid, Reid, Reid. Talk about someone who was practicing a severe case of self-hate. Despite his feelings toward himself, I had the complete opposite feeling towards him. He was gentlemanly, hardworking, sensitive, and an animal lover to boot. Every emotion that he felt towards himself, I had the opposite reaction. He is a gorgeous man, based on his character and personality alone.

‘”When the hurt gets too big, and there’s no one who will understand; I tell them”…”They listen better than anyone and my soul always feels lighter when I’m done.'”

Ashley Munoz, you have created an epically emotion filled book with so many dimensions that it is truly awe-inspiring. The characters are complex while having a simple nature. It is difficult not to fall in love with each one. The story line melded together so easily while experiencing the ups/downs of a good book. Think a lazy river rapids ride, with its sudden drops, tumultuous water, and evening out finally to calm. From beginning to epilogue, I was sucked in and thoroughly loved this book.

“She wasn’t ready for love and I wasn’t ready to lose her.”

Strip for Me by Georgia Coffman–Review

It’s not a secret that I have a lot of love for different types of tropes. Stripper books are one of those that I’m a sucker for. When I saw this cover, title, and, blurb, I was all in and besides, Georgia Coffman is a new to me author and I was intrigued to see what her writing style would be like.

Sebastian was intriguing to me right off the bat. He wasn’t ashamed of who he was and what he did. He was working at Naked Heat, because he had bigger and grander plans than stripping, but stripping was a necessary step to get to where he wanted to be. Sebskey had also found a brotherhood with the boys of Naked Heat, a family of sorts, and Ty and Leo were closer than brothers to Sebastian. They were with him through many of his life trials.

Kendall is the younger, estranged sister at her sister’s bachelorette party which is held at Naked Heat. Kendall is unapologetic, down to earth, quick tempered, but an all-around real individual. However, she has walls and those walls are there to not only protect herself, but to protect herself from others. She meets Sebastian while at the bachelorette party and feels a connection of sorts to him. They have a one-night stand, but is that all?

Strip for Me is all about Kendall and Sebastian stripping down their walls, insecurities, and learning to rely on another person. There were spots in the book, that they both came across as immature and Kendall also being whiny. That part of the character development killed it for me. I realize a person needs to have ‘issues’ for them to grow, but there were different spots that just seemed to be stalled, because of the way they were acting. A good portion of this book is laying down the framework for other books in the series, which also seemed to drag a little.

Despite these issues, I saw very promising writing and storytelling skills from Ms. Coffman. I am intrigued to read all about Ty and Emma in the next book. Ty is this larger than life character who always has a smile or laugh on his face.

‘Sebastian Davis makes me feel things no other guy has ever been able to do. Even with just a f@cking smirk, my knees buckle. With a touch, it all goes to H@ll. When he says I’m beautiful, the most dangerous move of all on a girl like me, I almost believe him.’

Sweet Retribution by Siobhan Davis –Release Blitz

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Sweet Retribution, the stunning conclusion to the Rydeville High Elite Series from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis, is available now!

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The good thing about hitting rock bottom is I’ve nothing left to lose, and the only way is up.

He thinks he’s destroyed me. Broken me beyond repair.

But he always underestimates women.

All he’s done is reinforced my resolve. I won’t stop until justice prevails and he gets what’s coming to him.

Kaiden is the only light in the darkness. He gives me the strength to continue fighting for the future we both crave—a world where we are free to love one another and make our own choices.

Until then, the charade must continue.

Game on.

This concludes Abby and Kai’s romance. 106k words, full-length novel. This is a dark romance, and some scenes may be triggering. Only recommended to readers aged eighteen and older.

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USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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Venom (The Sinister Fairy Tales Collection) by Dee Garcia–Review

I am in awe of Venom. Dee Garcia took a genre that I’m not normally reading many books in, flipped it, and made me a believer of PNR. I saw the teasers, I saw the blurb, and I was ‘hook’ed. I HAD to read not only Venom, but I need to read the whole sinister series.

I love dark, taboo, angst, drama, romance, and the fairy dust sprinkling of emotions that had me from happy, to sad, outraged, to plan ‘ole shock. Needless to say, I was shook after reading Venom. I, seriously, was addicted to this story and had to have more. I kept clicking the page to see where Dee took me next. There were so many flips, twists, turns, and shockers that I was sad to see the end.

Let me start this by saying, this is not your childhood Peter Pan. In fact, take that mental image and flip and twist it one-hundred-eighty degrees and you have Venom. The adult version of Peter Pan. Your usual band of characters are here; Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, and Tigerlily, but they are not the Disney animated version. They are grittier, raw, tenacious, courageous and downright stunning.

The world of Rosewood is beautifully described with different paranormal creatures, such as, fae, vampire, witches, and, sirens. For someone whose genre isn’t necessarily PNR, Dee created a fantastically descriptive world that sprung off the pages. Now that I have read this, I need to go check out the rest of her library, because I am addicted and wondering where Ms. Dee Garcia has been all my life.

Venom’s story line and plotline was perfection. The book flowed flawlessly from beginning to end and the character development, through all the twists and turns, was impeccable. Pick up Venom and read the adult version of Peter Pan.

PS…Hook is my new Bae

Dreams of 18 by Saffron Kent

 

Title: Dreams of 18
Author: Saffron A. Kent

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 10, 2019

 

Blurb

Violet Moore is in love with a man who hates her.Well, to be fair, she kinda deserves it.

On her eighteenth birthday, she got drunk and threw herself at him, causing a
huge scandal in their sleepy suburban town.

Now everyone thinks she’s a slut and he has disappeared. Rumor has it that he’s
been living up in the mountains of Colorado, all alone and in isolation.

But Violet is going to make it right.

She’s going to find him and bring him back.

No matter how cruel and mean he is, how much he hurts her with his cold-hearted
and abrasive ways, she won’t give up.

And neither will she think about his tempting lips or his sculpted muscles or
his strong hands. The hands that she wants on her body, touching her, feeling
her skin…

The hands that make her want to forget everything and kiss Graham Edwards – Mr.
Edwards, actually – again.

Because you don’t go around kissing your best friend’s dad, do you?

Even though that’s all you ever dream about.

 

My review

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Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

 

She lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, and a million and one books.
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Sweet Retribution by Siobhan Davis–Review

I have one word for how I feel right now. Complete. Siobhan wrote book 3 perfectly and despite all the heart pounding, adrenaline inducing, and oxygen sucking moments in Sweet Retribution, I am content with what these characters have had to go through.

The evolution of Abby is sheer perfection. My heart broke, truthfully broke for her and all she has had to endure up to this point. She reminds me of a phoenix rising from the crap she’s had to be put through and now she’s on the other side. We see her strong and determinate character take lead to get her retribution.

Sweet Retribution is filled with a roller coaster of emotions, twists and turns, angst, drama, and ‘I totally didn’t see that coming’ moments, that is hard to recover from. Every word that she writes is purposefully used to push the story forward to her explosive and ultimate ending proving that she is a master of the dramatic angst.

I am saddened to leave Kai and Abby behind, because I absolutely love them, but am thoroughly excited to get Sawyer and Jackson’s stories. I wonder what she has in store for them? As much as I screamed at my kindle, wanted to throw it, cried, yelled, and gasped, Rydeville High series is one of the best series I have read. It’s not for the faint of heart, but if you haven’t read it, take a chance and start it today. Completely incredible!

A well earned 5 star read!!

Dreams of 18 by Saffron Kent–Review

Age gap…check, Forbidden…check. Throw in a head nod to Beauty and the Beast and yep, I’m in. I am a sucker for the taboo situations and couldn’t wait to read this one.
Some may say that an eighteen-year-old and a thirty+ year-old isn’t realistic, but this is a work of fiction and needs to be read as such. (On the flip side, I can say that I have an age gap situation in my family, not me, and that it can work). Saffron Kent was masterful at intertwining the Beauty and the Beast element, a sweet crush/romance of two lonely souls with an over the top reaction to a kiss.

Our heroine, Violet, is truly a shrinking Violet. She is the misfit of the family and doesn’t know how incredible she is. There is one person that she identifies with at first sight, Graham, aka. Mr. Edwards. Yes, he is insanely good looking, but for her it is more than that.

Graham, on the other hand, has noticed Violet’s true beauty, but knows that he shouldn’t be feeling some of the things for her that he is. Mr. Edwards is a prickly, callous and harsh man who coaches the local high school football team. He is this larger than life human being with a known personality that makes everyone afraid of him. His nickname is, ‘The Beast’ and lord, help me, but I love this Beast.

Like the movie, Beauty and the Beast, Violet and Graham shouldn’t go together. She should be afraid of his personality, but that’s not the case. Violet is unwavering in her determination to break down this formidable man. It was lovely to see that separately these two were floundering, but together, they were strong and make each one better.

“’Don’t waste your time on those f@ckers who don’t know what you are.’
‘And what am I?’
’Something made of moon and magic.’”