Making Up

Another book that I was lucky enough to read an ARC through another blog.

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Making Up
by Helena Hunting

A new standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting.

Cosy Felton is great at her job—she knows just how to handle the awkwardness that comes with working at an adult toy store. So when the hottest guy she’s ever seen walks into the shop looking completely overwhelmed, she’s more than happy to turn on the charm and help him purchase all of the items on his list.

Griffin Mills is using his business trip in Las Vegas as a chance to escape the broken pieces of his life in New York City. The last thing he wants is to be put in charge of buying gag gifts for his friend’s bachelor party. Despite being totally out of his element, and mortified by the whole experience, Griffin is pleasantly surprised when he finds himself attracted to the sales girl that helped him.

As skeptical as Cosy may be of Griffin’s motivations, there’s something about him that intrigues her. But sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas and when real life gets in the way, all bets are off. Filled with hilariously awkward situations and enough sexual chemistry to power Sin City, Making Up is the next standalone in the Shacking Up world.


My Review:

4 Stars!

Oh my goodness – this book was SO good!

This is my first Helena Hunting novel and it will not be my last. I fell in love with the story from the very first page! Cosy and Griffin are a perfect match and I could not get enough of them! Cosy is witty, strong-willed, funny and perfectly puts Griffin in his place. Griffin is swoon-worthy, sweet, and caring. I love how they balanced each other.

I didn’t realize this novel was part of a series, but I am quickly buying up the others. I need more of the Mills boys in my life! Though I am not sure if any of the others will ever top Griffin for me.

This is a must-read – get your hands on it now!

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Breathe

The BBB Girls Blog does a monthly book chat.  Their book this month was Breathe by Amber Lacie.  I was told this book is emotional and would make me cry.  I read it anyway.

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Breathe
by Amber Lacie

Sometimes love is fated in the stars. You know you are destined for each other. Your souls entwine and you can’t imagine your life without them.

Sometimes it’s found when you’re not looking for it. It peeks around the corner when you least expect it, sweeping you off your feet, carrying you off into the sunset.

Sometimes, there are a lucky few who get to experience both. I was one of the lucky ones.


My Review:

5 Stars!

This was such an amazing story!  I was warned before reading that this book is an emotional read and that most people cry when reading it.  I did not cry, but I usually don’t.

Even though I didn’t cry, I loved this book!  Carsten is an amazing and complex character.  She has been through so much but is still so very strong throughout this book.

Holden is everything!  I loved him from the moment that he was introduced.  But Owen is just as amazing.  Carsten is one lucky lady to have found both of these men in her lifetime.

I will always recommend this book to friends!

Infinite

The final book in my very favorite Romance Series is finally here.  I was so excited for this that I immediately stopped what I was reading to devour this book.

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Infinite
by Corinne Michaels

New York Times Bestseller Corinne Michaels brings you the conclusion in this emotional second chance love story.
Book 2 of 2 in the Indefinite Duet

I was right. I never should’ve fallen back in love with Quinn. I always knew we wouldn’t make it. And to make matters worse, not only did I lose my soulmate—I lost myself as well.

Everything was stripped away, leaving me bare and unable to breathe. No one told me it could hurt this much. I was unprepared for this level of agony from the horrible weight of grief.

I planned to love him infinitely. But what is infinity, when love always ends?


My Review:

5 Stars!

I had to take a couple of days between finishing this book and writing the review. I needed that time to gather my thoughts (in the most amazing way).

This book was EPIC. I think it may be the best book that Ms. Michaels’ has written so far. When I finished Indefinite, I couldn’t wait for this book to release. However, I knew that the emotions in this book were going to be raw and gut-wrenching. I was not disappointed. This book was everything I hoped it would be and more!

I must add that I am a little sad that The Salvation Series is now complete. These are the books that introduced me to Ms. Michaels and the Romance Genre. They hold a very special place in my heart. Thank you, Ms. Michaels for sharing these amazing characters with us! They are remarkable and so very memorable!

Letters to Molly

The Birthday List by Devney Perry was one of my favorite reads this year.  I was super excited for the release of the sequel.

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Letters to Molly
by Devney Perry

Molly and Finn Alcott had the picture-perfect marriage. With two gorgeous children, a lovely home and their own business, they were the couple others aspired to be. But when news of their divorce spreads through town like wildfire, it sends their beautiful image up in flames.

Molly spends years mending her broken heart. She finds joy in a life centered around her kids and career. Her happiness has a different picture now.

Then one day, she finds a letter in her mailbox. Written in Finn’s handwriting, dated over fifteen years ago, it’s a letter he wrote Molly after their first date.

Week after week, Finn’s letters appear. Each marks a date in their history. Each holds the confession of the man who still owns Molly’s heart. Each heals a wound from their past.

It’s just too bad Finn isn’t the one sending them.


My Review:

4 Stars!

I absolutely LOVED The Birthday List. It was my first Devney Perry book and it was so original and amazing. I was anxiously awaiting the release of this book.

I will say that I did not find this book to be as good as The Birthday List but it is rare to find a sequel that is as good as the first book. I still really liked this book and I thought it was super cute!

I can’t wait to read more of Ms. Perry’s words!

Violent Ends

After reading Violent Delights,  I was a little nervous about reading the next book in the series.  But I was pleasantly surprised.

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Violent Ends
by Jessica Hawkins

I had a life, love, and future to give.
Until my enemy took a wife.

The devil has a name, and it’s Cristiano de la Rosa. On my wedding day, he was the last man I expected to see standing at the altar. He wants to make me his queen. His brother wants to rescue his princess.

Getting Cristiano to lose control becomes the name of the game, and the stakes are life and death. But as truth and lies blur, loyalty is tested, and our chemistry threatens to reach the melting point, the prize grows less clear. Either freedom no longer means what I think it does, or Cristiano is as devious as everyone says, and he’s mastered the art of playing my mind.

All I know for certain is that nothing is certain. And all you need to know? This is a love story.

But even love stories have to end.


My Review:

4 Stars!

I was a little hesitant to read this book because the first in the series didn’t knock my socks off. However, I am so glad that I decided to read this book! Ms. Hawkins writing captivated me from the prologue. There were times that Natalia really annoyed me but overall, I enjoyed her story. I also love that there were chapters from Cristiano’s point of view sporadically throughout this book. They were not overpowering but placed strategically to enhance the plot. In the end, this book left me excited for the third book in the series!

Fractured

An ARC I received through the other blog where I am a reviewer.

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Fractured
by Elle Charles

How do you learn to remember when you have forced yourself to forget?

How do you learn to trust when those who were meant to protect you failed?

Catering assistant, Kara Petersen, leads a quiet, monotonous life until one fateful phone call changes everything…

The sparks fly when Kara meets handsome, enigmatic, Sloan Foster. Dominant in the boardroom and successful in the bedroom, he always gets what he wants – and he wants her.

Captivated by his charm and aloof confidence, Kara is drawn to him in a way she has never been to anyone before. Aware something isn’t quite right, and against her better judgement, she concedes his intense allure is too strong to resist and their innocent fling swiftly develops into something she could never have imagined.

But in this outwardly perfect world of wealth and glamour, all that glitters isn’t gold. And as the mystery behind the man begins to slowly unravel, so does her life.

Now, with her heart and trust on the line, Kara is learning more about herself than she ever thought possible, from a man who seemingly knows more than he should. And the memories she forced herself to forget, are the ones she now desperately needs to remember.


My Review:

3 Stars!

I am very conflicted about how I feel about this book. I really liked some aspects but I didn’t like other aspects.

The topic of this book is really heavy. I knew this going into it so I expected some pages to be harder to get through than others. I underestimated just how difficult some of the scenes would be.

The author’s writing style helped me to get through this book. I am glad that I was able to finish the book because it was interesting. However, in the end, it was just okay for me.

 

Indefinite

I just LOVE Corinne Michaels and I couldn’t wait to get this ARC!

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Indefinite
by Corinne Michaels

From New York Times Bestseller, Corinne Michaels, comes a second chance love story.

The day he said he’d never love me is when I vowed Quinn Miller would never break my heart again.

I wanted a family—but he wouldn’t give me that. As one of the top embryologists in the country, I’ve spent years creating babies in the lab for other people as my own dreams of motherhood fade.

I’m done waiting. I decide to start the journey to parenthood alone.

Then Quinn strolls back into my life, with all the finesse of a hurricane. I’m a fool to think I don’t want him anymore, and one reckless night of passion ends with me pregnant by the man I swore I’d never love again.

Now he doesn’t just want my heart, he wants it all. The baby. Love. A life where we’re happy.

But even as he promises me the future I always desired, I can’t help but fear that something will rip him away from me again.

This time . . . indefinitely.


My Review:

5 Stars!

It feels so freaking good to be back in The Salvation Series! I have been waiting and waiting for this book to release and it definitely did not disappoint.

I am not sure how Ms. Michaels’ does it but with every new book I read, I am entranced by her writing even more. She has a way of making you fall in love with her characters and their stories.

Quinn and Ashton’s story is exactly what I was waiting for. It is pure perfection that I could not put down. I just need to read Infinite… like now!