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Rich Prick by Tijan–Review

5 Stars

Tijan is one of my unicorn authors. I want to inhale every word that she puts in front of me. Her Fallen Crest series is one of my ultimate favorites. Now, Rich Prick is about Blaise and Aspen, but there are ties back to Fallen Crest and her Crew series. Blaise is Cross half-brother and Aspen is the little sister to Nate (remember that Nate whose BFs with Mason, but lives with Logan? Yep, that Nate). It is amazing how she seamlessly melds these different stories together.

For different reasons, Aspen and Blaise both have familial issues and they handle this home situation differently. Aspen is the quiet, almost unforgettable character. All she wanted to do was finish her senior year the way she started it, quiet and invisible. She is secretly counting down to graduation, so she can move into the next phase of her life.
Now, the problem with wanting to remain invisible, is that someone, somewhere will see past that wallflower status and see the person. Aspens person was Blaise. He was able to look past her invisibility and see the real Aspen. The girl who did not want to say much, but internally had a worlds worth of feelings, thoughts, and emotions just waiting to get out.

For a high school senior, Blaise was a powerful and present character. He also had familial issues, but for completely different reasons. His form of communication and expressing himself is through his fists which have an incredibly short and easy to start wick. He is angry, for many different reasons, but notices early on that the one person who can calm his temper is Aspen. Like a flower growing towards the sunlight, Blaise finds himself gravitating to Aspen and wanting to spend his time with her.

I was completely invested into the three main relationships going on in this story. 1) Aspens personal story, 2) Blaise personal story, and finally, 3) their story together. Rich Prick makes me feel ALL the feels. From the multiple and sometimes sudden twists and turns, shocking jaw dropping moments, angst and drama, and hidden secrets that are slithering through the main characters like a 20-foot anaconda.

As I mentioned before, the Fallen Crest/Crew series were brilliant, but there is only one book that is semi equivalent to Rich Prick and that is Ryans Bed. I was ruined after finishing it with the hardest and heaviest book hangover to date. Well, Rich Prick, is right up that alley. When the end was in sight I was panicked and scared. I did not want this beautiful story to end. The story with main characters who were so realistic I had to keep in mind, that they were pen and paper characters, not a true to life story. My heart is sad that its ending, but happy/ecstatic with the chance to have gotten to know them.

Jugador by Rose Croft–New Release and Review

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He was the star athlete.
Football player.
MVP.
A walking god among mere mortals.
Everyone knew Marco Cruz was destined to be a supernova burning bright in the sky.

On the outside, he seemed to have it all.
On the inside, he was a troubled boy hiding his pain.
He truly was a beautiful, vacant shell.

I thought I could fix him.
I thought I could change him.
I thought I could handle what we were.

I was wrong.
He warned me he wasnt relationship material.
He told me hed ruin me if I let him.

I shouldve listened.
But, I wanted to take a bite of that shiny, poisonous apple,
regardless of the consequences.

This is a standalone but if you want to know more about the characters, please read books 1 & 2.

My Review

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Heart Thief by Key Dukey (Sinister Collection)–Review

Heart Thief is a gritty, dark re-telling of Moana. Here we have two sisters, Mona, and Clara. Due to their living situation, they are closer than close. Clara has yearned for freedom and gave Mona a matching trinket. She holds this close to her heart.

Soon, Mona is left alone. Living on an island full of people yet feeling like she is in solitary confinement. She lives with her father and mother, while her father is the leader of this cult world. She was taught that all things from the outside world was evil and to only believe what her father had to say, yet, all she could think of was the outside world. Unfortunately for Mona, she was being groomed into taking over as leader when her father stepped down. She longed for more than this.

My heart cried not only for Mona and Clara, but for certain individuals and scenarios on the island. I couldnt help, but to root for Mona and her quest for more. Ker Dukey gave a FABULOUS re-telling of Moana yet made it a true Ker original with the twists and turns. Let me tell you the last one had me shocked and re-read until the end. WOW!! Despite being a loose re-telling, I was hooked and couldnt put it down.

Without a doubt, no questions needed, a 5 潃潃潃潃潃read!!

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Prince of Hearts by LA Cotton–New Release

 

Title: Prince of Hearts
Series: Verona Legacy #1
Author: L.A. Cotton
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2020

My Review

Blurb
Arianna Capizola is her fathers daughter.
Humble. Hardworking. Honest.
Shed rather spend her days helping at the local shelter
than brushing shoulders with her vain and entitled classmates.
Niccol簷 Marchetti is his fathers son.
Dark. Dangerous. Deceitful.
Hed rather spend his days getting bloody in the ring than
attending class and keeping up pretences.
When their paths cross at Montague University neither of
them are willing to drop the walls theyve spent so long building. But he cant
resist the girl with stars in her eyes, and she cant forget the guy who saved
her that night.
Theres only one catch.
Nicco isnt Ariannes knight-in-shining armor, hes the son
of her fathers greatest enemy.
He is the enemy.
And their families are at war.
**Prince of Hearts is the first book in Nicco and Aris
duet. Due to mature content that some readers may find distressing, this book
is recommended for readers 18+
Purchase Links
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ALSO AVAILABLE IN AUDIO + PRINT
Excerpt
Its a
beautiful night, I said from the shadows.
Nicco?
She glanced around, searching for me. When her eyes landed on me standing by
the corner of the building, she stood up. What do you want?
Ahh,
Bambolina. I let out a weary sigh. That is a loaded question.
Humor me.
Lina took a step closer. The moonlight danced off the soft features of her
face.
Jesus, she
was so fucking beautiful.
I want to
kiss you. I inched toward her, unable to resist the magnetic pull I felt
whenever I was around her. I want to finish what we started earlier. I want to
feel you beneath me, hear you cry my name.
I want
to make you mine.
You
couldnt get away from me fast enough earlier. Her confused gaze cut me like a
thousand tiny blades over my skin.
Its not
what you think, I said, moving closer still. Lina mirrored my movements until
we were standing in front of each other.
Until she
was close enough to touch.
Whats
happening to us, Nicco? she whispered. Why do I feel like this?
What do
you feel like? I brushed the hair off her neck. She had a thick hoodie pulled
over her body, but I was still able to stroke the skin beneath her ear. Linas
eyes drifted closed as she inhaled a shaky breath.
I look for
you when youre not there. I feel you when youre close. I cant get you out of
my head. Her eyes opened again, fixing on mine. She smiled and it was like a bolt
of lightning to my heart.
This girl.
This
innocent sweet girl was ruining me.
Trailer
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Releasing August 11
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Author Bio
Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult
novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive
stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.
Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being
a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her
spare time (and when shes not camped out in front of the laptop) youll most
likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.
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Forbidden Fate by Mary Catherine Gebhard–Review

My previous review of Whoa, just whoa still stands strong. It is been a few days since I reached The End and I am still gob smacked! I was so anxiously excited to read Forbidden Fate with Gray and Story that when I got FF it was a dont bother me, leave me alone and no phone use scenario. Forbidden Fate just cemented my love for them, along with one of my Best of 2020.

Going into FF, I knew that MCG would take us on a ride. She is a master at delivering all the feels, but in a non-conventional way. I found myself going in with some pre-conceived notions on where she will take us next. What I did not expect was the path she took us on to get to The End. Just when you think you might have an idea where this will end up, she will take you on another twist and turn. Beware!

Through MCGs excellent writing, I felt transported into the storyline. I knew, I just knew, that there was going to be angst, heart in your throat, moments of disbelief, tears, and many episodes of hot passion for Gray and Story. MCG did not disappoint. Forbidden Fate has all the feels!! It was perfectly imperfect!!!