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Just Like Heaven by Trilina Pucci–Review

Trilina has a knack for writing insanely well thought out and completely desirable male leads. These men range from businessmen to mafia to even rowers but NEVER has one of these Heroes lived up to all that is Calder Wolfe. Calder…tough, bada@@, sensitive, alpha, and loyal. He is the new gold standard in leading men.

Just Like Heaven is a modern-day re-telling of Romeo and Juliet with Calder Wolfe and Sutton Prescott in those roles. Theoretically, these two should have never met. Their stories should never have even crossed each other’s path, but when two star-crossed lovers are meant to be, there is nothing you can do to stop fate.

I would do anything for love. Anything for someone to love me so much they’d burn the world down.”

I fear by saying, THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING, will not do it justice, but seriously, it is everything wrapped up in a tidy little romance book. Angsty, evocative, heart-wrenching, captivating, breath-taking and passionate is just the beginning of describing Calder and Sutton’s story.

Trilina Pucci is hands down making her name in the romance world with stunning books such as Just Like Heaven. Beware this book is a duet and ends with a cliffy (and what a cliffy it is). I’m going to go out on a ledge and say, Calder and Sutton, have replaced Leonardo and Claire as the best Romeo & Juliet!

“Thank you for the stars.” (Sutton)

“They’re almost as pretty as you.” (Calder)

“How would you even know? You haven’t looked at them yet.” (Sutton)

‘Why would I need to look? When to me, you look just like heaven.” (Calder)

Rebellious by Kristy Marie –Cover Reveal

 

Bennett has never looked so amazing. Without a doubt, hands down, one of my top reads of 2021! Bring tissues because you’re going to need it!
Immensely, spectacular job Kristy!!💛💛💛💛

💛 𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣 & 𝔹𝕝𝕦𝕣𝕓 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕒𝕝 💛

𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐤𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬. 

𝐌𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐤𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠. 


From best-selling author, Kristy Marie, comes Rebellious, the highly anticipated love story of star-crossed lovers, Aspen and Bennett—characters from the international best-selling novel, IOU. 


𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!

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𝒩ℴ 𝓀𝒾𝓈𝓈𝒾𝓃ℊ.

𝒩ℴ 𝒸𝓊𝒹𝒹𝓁𝒾𝓃ℊ.

𝒩ℴ 𝒷𝓁𝒶𝒽, 𝒷𝓁𝒶𝒽, 𝒷𝓁𝒶𝒽.


He wrote the rules onto our skin—every ink stroke tragically smeared by the lines we’d crossed.

He claimed it was the only way we could be together—the only way we wouldn’t destroy our families.

But there was an exception to his rules—one he never saw coming.

All I needed was opportunity and a sunburn.

 

The girl who played by his rules is gone.

𝒯𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝒾𝓇𝓁𝒾𝓈 𝓃ℴ𝓉 𝒽𝒾𝓈𝒻𝓇𝒾ℯ𝓃𝒹.”



Release Date: April 30th

Genre: New Adult Romance 


𝗔𝗥𝗖, & 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗼 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝗨𝗽  

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𝗔𝗱𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗕𝗥   https://geni.us/408BAQ


𝗩𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀  

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Cover Model: Andrew Biernatt

Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

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𝗔𝗥𝗖 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺

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𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗴 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺

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𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺

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Riot Hearts by Livy North–Review

It is hard to imagine that this is Livy’s debut novel. She has been able to incorporate so many feelings and emotions from beginning to almost end. Yep, it ends on a cliffy. A cliffy that left me immediately shook and questioning and creating different conspiracy theories.

There are a lot of moving pieces throughout, including who is the good guy/bad guy, who can you trust, along with what is a nineteen-year-old supposed to do now? Luckily, Livy has written some strong-willed characters. This is a good thing as they will need to be able to handle all the mystery, intrigue, suspense, sexual chemistry, drama and angst.

All I have to say is, Livy, please take pity on your readers and do not leave us hanging forever! 😉❣

Playing with Fire by LJ Shen–Review

Best. Book. Hangover. Ever! I have loved everything LJ writes, because this girl CAN WRITE! With that said, everything I have read before (All Saints High, Sinners and Saints, The Kiss Thief, etc.), feel small and inconsequential compared to Playing with Fire! Sure, they all received five stars, but if that is the case, PWF should receive a million stars.

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I love West, but for the usual reasons. He is grumpy, sour, bitter, an a-hole, underground fighter, who can ‘drop panties wherever he walks’ hot. A popular bad boy, who is reckless, fearless, has a death wish and is broken. Needless to say, he is a fantastic male Hero with baggage to boot.

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The star, though, of this whole book is Grace. I am madly and deeply in love with her. She is your unconventional, flawed modern heroine. She is strong, feisty, insecure, loaded with self-esteem issues (yes, she can be strong and still lack confidence), loyal, lovable, and the source of local fodder. She is a fighter with the true heart of a phoenix. Grace is inspirational and a character to look up to.

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Leigh has completely outdone herself. Playing with Fire is raw, emotional, gritty, gripping, and above all, a love story for the ages. A love story that is raw, slowly simmering from friendship to more. If you want angst, this is for you. If you want, drama, this is for you. Above all, if you want an emotionally driven, no holds barred, self-loving book, this is definitely for you. Playing with Fire is consuming, so consuming, that I did not even realize I was crying through most of it.

“The worst day of your life gave me the best version of you.”

I do not think I could ever write how incredible this book is and still do it justice. Simply put, it is magnificent. I was unprepared for the trek that I was taken on, but lord knows, that I will willingly go through it all over again. If you only read ONE book this year, Playing with Fire is that book. Without a shadow of doubt, this book is most definitely in my best of 2020 books.

What’s Next of Me by Kristen Granata–Review

I had never heard of Kristen Granata, but through fellow ACR’ers I was told that ‘you NEED to read this book’. Since there was nothing, but praise given I decided to give this book a chance and I was so extremely happy that I did. What starts out as a ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ episode, soon morphed into an episode of SVU. Since meeting Paul in college nine years ago, Callie has had to work to make her marriage work. Sure, Paul and Callie have had some massive issues thrown their way forcing them to adapt and grow together or fail.

“When someone pushes you away, you need to find the strength to hold on tighter.”

I sat on writing this release for too long, because I was so overwhelmed with situations, the twists and turns that they went through, along with some massive speed bumps or detours to Cole and Callie’s storyline. What’s Left of Me was ridiculously incredible and amazing. It is heart and gut-wrenching, super emotional (have tissue ready), has themes of knowing your self-worth along with discovery, forgiveness, and above all, love. Honestly as I read, I had this feeling that Kristen was going to rip the rug out from underneath me and I only had seconds to get my life in order. She had me completely connected and invested to characters/situations.

Callie. I love Callie. Despite going through issues with her husband, she still had an inner fire that was temporarily dimmed, not wanting to rock the boat/outward appearances of ‘everything’s fine’. Now, in doing this, she started to develop anxiety/panic attacks. The following is a list to remind Callie of everything happy/fortunate to have (giving to her by her therapist).

“Maverick, California King Bed, Walk-in closet, Dream Kitchen,

Yard with a pool, Mercedes”

Cole is a giant teddy bear with layers of self-hate, a heart encrusted within concrete, and a cape of tragedy that gets heavier and heavier as days go by. Despite his gruffness, anguish, and growly nature, I really liked Cole. Personally, you can feel the hate he has to himself, but what he did not expect was the blonde bombshell from across the street, thinking he was the landscaper. From this moment on, life was changing for him and he was unsure if he liked it.

“It’s clear now; I lost control the second she walked into Josie’s backyard.”

Count me in as a fan, Kristen. I loved everything that this book entails. She tackled some heavy topics in a safe way as to not offend anyone. There is one thing that I still feel little unanswered, so it is 4.5 stars. Otherwise, What’s Left of Me would be a solid 5.0+.

“I’m finally the person I want to be. I say what I feel, I do what makes me happy, and I’m surrounded by loving and supportive people. I no longer live in fear. I’m free.”