Friday, February 22, 2019

The Last Letter Rebecca Yarros


If you’re reading this, well, you know the last-letter drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there was any chance you could have saved me, you would have.

I need one thing from you: get out of the army and get to Telluride.

My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.

And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.

So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.

Please don’t make her go through it alone.


5 Stars

Where are my tissues? You will need tissues for this heartbreaking and heartwarming read. This is the first book, I've read from this author and now a BIG fan. And honestly, The Last Letter, is one of the best reads so far in 2019!

I don't even know where to start. Just the synopsis alone breaks you. I knew going into this it was going to be an emotional roller-coaster. The way the author shares the past into the present story line is seamless. The characters' emotions were raw and honest. I felt every heartbreak in these letters between Ella and Beckett (Chaos). 

Becket and Ella were pen-pals - I don't want to spoil the story, but these two formed a relationship over the years through letters. And when tragedy strikes Ella life, Beckett is there for her. But there are so many secrets between these two,  you don't know if they will be able to overcome everything.

I could not get enough of this book. I can re-read it over and over and still have the same feeling of sadness, hope and love. A fantastic read!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tinsel (Lark Cove, #4) by Devney Perry

Sofia Kendrick has always cherished her tiara. As the youngest daughter of a wealthy New York family, she’s lived the life of an American princess. But after two scandalous divorces and a breakup smear her name across the society rags, the shine from her crown has dulled. People call her superficial, even gaudy.

She’s nothing more than tinsel.

Desperate for escape and starving for peace, Sofia heads to Montana for a holiday weekend with her brother. But she doesn’t get the relaxing vacation she planned. Instead, she’s put to work in a bar alongside Dakota Magee—a man who does not want her help. A man who is set on teaching her a few lessons about real life and hard work. But Sofia has a couple of life lessons of her own to teach. Like how to fall in love.


4.5 Stars

The Lark Cove series just gets better and better! And I might have to say Tinsel is my favorite one. These books can be read as a standalone, but I think it's better to get a sense of how all these characters are connected. 

Sofia Kendrick, sister of Logan Kendrick, has always been known to her family as the flighty, superficial and 'has no goals in life' daughter/sister. But she's more than that. I truly felt for this girl. Normally, you think boo-hoo on a spoiled princess, but Sofia was so misunderstood. Sofia just wanted love and attention that she never received from her family. (I wanted to hug her!).

After a big misunderstanding in the public limelight, Sofia takes off to Montana to lick her wounds, take a vacation and figure out her life. She heads to her brother Logan's place for an escape in Lark Cove, but she doesn't get the relaxation as she hoped. Her sister-in-law Thea has a better idea - put Sofia to work in the bar, while her and Logan go on vacation. 

Dakota Magee helps run the bar and the last thing he needs is to babysit the spoiled princess, Sofia. But the more he spends time with the beautiful Sofia, he learns that deep down, Sofia is not what she seems on surface. Their banter between each other is funny and sweet and while Dakota helps Sofia path  a new life for herself, he can't help wanting to be part of it. 

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Risk (Briar U #2) by Elle Kennedy

A sexy standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy. THE RISK takes you back to the world of hot hockey players, feisty heroines, bro banter, and steamy scenes... 

Everyone says I’m a bad girl. They’re only partly right—I don’t let fear rule me, and I certainly don’t care what people think. But I draw the line at sleeping with the enemy. As the daughter of Briar’s head hockey coach, I’d be vilified if I hooked up with a player from a rival team.

And that’s who Jake Connelly is. Harvard’s star forward is arrogant, annoying, and too attractive for his own good. But fate is cruel—I require his help to secure a much-coveted internship, and the sexy jerk isn’t making it easy for me.

I need Connelly to be my fake boyfriend.

For every fake date…he wants a real one.

Which means this bad girl is in big trouble. Nothing good can come from sneaking around with Jake Connelly. My father would kill me, my friends will revolt, and my post-college career is on the line. But while it’s getting harder and harder to resist Jake’s oozing sex appeal and cocky grin, I refuse to fall for him.

That’s the one risk I’m not willing to take.

4 Stars

I can't enough of this book and series. I'm a huge fan of college sports romance and the Briar U series is the perfect blend of humor, sweet and down-right sexy! The Risk is the second book in the series (no need to read the first, but highly suggest it!). It's a fun and read that is all about enemies who turn to lovers! 

Brenna and Jake are the perfect match...even though they are school rivals. Brenna is the sassy, unapologetic and confident daughter of Brair’s hockey head coach. She’s known Jake Connell through the hockey connection - he may be hot, but he’s the enemy. Jake Connelly wants one thing (ok maybe two) - it’s to win the championship and get ready to go pro. And when Brenna comes into the picture, it throws everything in a wrench. 

When a misunderstanding in a job interview that Brenna didn’t correct, she needs Jake to help. I love the banter between these characters. It is always flirtatious and fun. 

Who doesn't love a fabulous enemies to lovers book? 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Cover Reveal: Things We Never Said (Hart's Boardwalk #3) by Samantha Young

Coming Soon...Releasing May 7, 2019

Local metalsmith and gift shop owner, Dahlia McGuire, likes her quiet life in Hartwell, Delaware. It's the perfect place to hide from her family and the tragic events that led to their estrangement. However, when her father, the person she loves most in the world, needs her Dahlia has no choice but to return to Boston to face her ghosts. One of those happens to be her ex-boyfriend's best friend, Michael Sullivan. The man she was never supposed to fall in love with.

Michael Sullivan has never forgotten Dahlia McGuire. Some might say he’s never gotten over her. For years he lived with the anger of her desertion, and now, newly-divorced, he’s finally ready to move on. That proves impossible when Dahlia returns to Boston and reawakens their explosive connection. Despite everything, Michael wants her back, but  Dahlia can’t seem to let go of the tangled emotions of the past. When she flees home to Hartwell, Michael follows, determined to do everything in his power to convince her they belong together.

However, when the unthinkable hits the quiet seaside town, Michael finds himself trying to unravel more than the mystery of Dahlia's broken heart. It's time for truths left unsaid to finally be spoken or Michael and Dahlia might find themselves torn apart forever…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Legend (Arizona Vengeance #3) by Sawyer Bennett

The Arizona Vengeance is hockey’s hottest new team. But hockey’s hottest goalie is learning that even the best players sometimes need an assist.

Everything is clicking for the Vengeance. We may be new, but we’re well on our way to winning the championship, and I’m having the time of my life headlining the sports media as the hottest goalie—hell, player—ever. I for one am going to live up to my name . . . because I am Legend Bay.

Dragging my ass home from the gym, I’m blinded by some gaudy, glowing holiday lights. As usual, my hot-as-hell neighbor Pepper Nantais has gone way over the top. But just as I’m about to tell her off, something else catches my eye . . . Seems like Santa left me a present, and not one I was expecting.

As life takes an unexpected turn, I realize that there’s much more to Pepper than meets the eye. Sure, she’s gorgeous. And exasperating. And her taste in decorating may be a bit . . . unique.

But beneath her carefree demeanor is a fierce determination and a heart of gold. And before I know it I’ve fallen for her. Hard . . .

Pepper is exactly the woman I never knew I needed.

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4 Stars

I say this every time I read a Sawyer Bennett book - I can't get enough! And Legend is just another one that consumed me. 

We met Legend Bay at his many parties at his home in the last couple of books and his quirky neighbor Pepper Nantais. Legend and Pepper is the true definition of opposites attract. Their banter is cute and fun. And their chemistry is hot!

Legend's life changes in a quick second, when a little bundle is dropped off on his porch and who does he turn to for help is neighbor, Pepper!  Their dynamic relationship is hilarious, sexy and sweet. As Pepper helps Legend navigate and balance his new life, they develop more than a neighborly friendship. Even with her all her quirkiness, Pepper grounds Legend.  

Patiently waiting for Tucker's book, but will take Dax next!

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both.
Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

Gentleman Sinner by Jodi Ellen Malpas

An all-the-feels novel of fierce love overcoming a dark past from the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling THIS MAN series.

Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Determined not to let her past beat her, Izzy has a secure, stable life with a job she loves in nursing. But one act of kindness will completely upend everything she's so carefully built-putting her right back in the crosshairs of danger she's been so desperate to avoid.

When Theo Kane shows up like a knight in shining armor, Izzy can't help thinking she's been saved from one threat and exposed to another. His imposing physique, the harsh lines of his face, and the wariness of everyone who comes close are just a few clues to Theo Kane's notorious reputation. The man is positively terrifying. But with Izzy, he's tender and a complete gentleman, and her fascination with the mysterious beast of a man becomes too powerful for her to walk away.

As Theo's demons come to light, running becomes even more impossible. And yet staying together could doom them both.

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Jodi Ellen Malpas wrote her debut series, The This Man Trilogy, in secret, worried about what people might think if they knew what her imagination was capable of. She was shocked herself. But she finally found the courage to unleash her creative streak and self-published THIS MAN – the first book of the This Man Trilogy – in October 2012. She took a chance on the story with a hero who soon became one of modern day fictions most prolific alpha male characters. Jesse Ward – also affectionately known as The Lord of The Manor, sparked incredible reactions from women across the globe and catapulted Jodi into the world of women’s fiction.

Jodi went on to self-publish the second book in the trilogy, Beneath This Man in Jan 2013, just before Grand Central Publishing, part of the Hachette Book Group, picked up the popular trilogy and the unknown Jodi. The third book of the trilogy, This Man Confessed, took Jodi to the top of the bestsellers lists, earning her the proud title of #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. This Man has since been voted one of the top romance novels of all time.

With so much love, enthusiasm and a thirst for her words from her readers, Jodi suddenly wasn’t afraid of her imagination anymore. She went on to write The One Night Trilogy with the delectable and mysterious Miller Hart, and stole the hearts of her readers once again. Her first stand-alone novel, THE PROTECTOR,  released in September 2016 and has since been nominated for a Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award. Jodi’s next stand-alone novel. THE FORBIDDEN, is set for release in August 2017.

All seven of her published novels have hit the New York Times best sellers list – as well as the Sunday Times list and various international best seller lists. Her work is now published in over 24 languages across the world.

Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a mojito addict, is famous for her obsession with Converse, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers