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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, High School Romance, NA Romance

Book Review: Break Me by Meagan Brandy

Break Me by Meagan Brandy
Break Me by Meagan Brandy
Break Me by Meagan Brandy
Break Me by Meagan Brandy

Title: Break Me (Brayshaw High #5)
Author: Meagan Brandy
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance
My rating:
5 of 5 Stars

Break Me is the best sort of fan service.

Brielle Bishop is supposed to be a pawn in Royce Brayshaw’s plans for payback. That would work if she didn’t shake his world up five minutes after meeting him.

Okay, peeps, this book put me through the wringer. I laughed. I got pissed off. I cried my ever-loving eyes out. Royce has always been a mess, and his book could not be anything other than a love story of epic messy proportions. You love him, and you know he is going to eff it up from the start.

I didn’t understand the animosity between Royce and Bishop that sets up the plot, but you need to have some crisis to have a story. Still, I loved Brielle, and she is a unique character to this series, very different from the earlier heroines. It’s nice not having an in your face female. Something softer for the most in your face Brayshaw is a plus. But watching Royce fight himself while all the previous MCs pulled for him and tried to get him to disengage his head from his bottom was ironic.

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Coming of Age, Fairy Tales, Giveaways, Interviews, NA Romance, YA Fiction

Interview – Part 3: Janie Marie Talks About Writing

Janie Marie
Janie Marie

I have read that you have received a good deal of negative feedback because you named a female main character after yourself. I think it’s brilliant, and haters gonna hate. What was your thinking there? Why did you want to name her after you? And how much of Janie, the character, is you?
Ooh, those are loaded questions. This is going to be a lengthy response! To properly explain, I have to give a lot of background. I originally drafted this story on Wattpad a few years ago. I had no idea it would become so successful—it had over 24 million reads before I pulled the incomplete draft. So I was not prepared for the attacks that came from the instant Team Kylie readers. They didn’t care about the fact that Jane, Janie’s G&M form, was named after me because I was trying to heal myself. When I decided to write G&M, I was grieving my best friend’s death, my marriage was falling apart, and I was suffering from severe depression, anxiety, PTSD from sexual abuse and other traumatic stuff, and learning to cope with a Bipolar Disorder diagnosis. All they cared about was “this is Kylie’s story… get over yourself.” They didn’t care about anything I was actually doing—only that they wanted Kylie and Logan, and it was wrong of me to shove myself down their throats. Or to give myself the hottest guy. Lol.

Anyway, it was my late friend, Tifani, who told me on the day we found out she wasn’t going to survive that I needed to share my story. After writing the first chapter as a sort of memoir/horror story, I chickened out. Then I saw Jane in my mind. She was me, but also not. I gave her part of my soul, my name(Janie is a diminutive of Jane), and I gave her every bit of sorrow, fear, pain, but also happiness, my hopes, and my heart. I still almost changed her name, but it felt wrong to ask another to suffer what she would. Together, we pulled each other through the journeys we were on. She gave me strength and I made her fight harder to show me I could survive. When it came time to writing WAotBBW, she was meant to be there for reasons readers will find out. And on her first appearance in the book, I wrote Janie instead of Jane. I hit backspace, but she appeared in my mind, shaking her head at me. Her boys did the same, and I realized she was telling me to be braver, be greater. To truly not hide anymore and embrace myself. After all, the story I was telling with WAotBBW is my way of speaking to my daughter and the continued path of healing I was undertaking for myself. So even with the insults, the threats, and plagiarism I held strong. I couldn’t turn my back on my girl. So Janie is my acceptance that I’m a very flawed girl. I’m one that can be hated and admired. I can be broken and healed. I can be brave and I am always loved. Never forgotten.

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Book Teasers, Enemies to Lovers Romance, NA Romance

Sneak Peek: Little Lies by H. Hunting

Little Lies by Helena Hunting
Little Lies by Helena Hunting
Little Lies by Helena Hunting
Little Lies by Helena Hunting

Title: Little Lies
Author: H. Hunting
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: 16 November 2020

I don’t want you.
You mean nothing to me. 

I never loved you. 

I turned my words into swords.

And I cut her down. 

Shoved the blade in and watched her fall. 

I said I’d never hurt her, and I did. 

Years later, I’m faced with all the little lies, the untruths, the false realities, the damage I inflicted, when all I wanted was to indulge my obsession. 

Lavender Waters is the princess in the tower. Even her name is the thing fairy tales are made of. 

I used to be the one who saved her.
Over and over again. 

But I don’t want to save her anymore. 

I just want to pretend the lies are still the truth.

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Book Blitz, Bully Romance, High School Romance, NA Bully Romance, NA Romance

Book Blitz: The Golden Boys by Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne

The Golden Boys by Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne
The Golden Boys by Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne
The Golden Boys by Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne
The Golden Boys by Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne

Title: The Golden Boys (Kings of Cypress Prep #1)
Author: Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne
Genre:
New Adult Bully Romance
Release Date: 16 October 2020

Summary:

West Golden—easy to hate, yet so hard to resist.

Don’t let that pretty face of his fool you. He isn’t the boy next door, or the kind you trust with your heart. He’s the devil in designer jeans, with all the charm of a bona fide psycho.

Trust me.

He swears I did something to cross him before I even stepped foot inside Cypress Prep, but it’s a lie. No one knows better than me that I’m all out of chances. One more misstep and I can kiss my future goodbye, which means I can’t possibly be guilty of whatever he thinks I’ve done.

West marks me with a target anyway, and as this town’s football star, no one dares to go against him. His money, status, and the loyalty of his equally entitled brothers makes him seem untouchable. Only, I know better than that.

This false god isn’t infallible like he wants the world to believe. Whenever I stare into those devilish green eyes, I see it plain as day. The chink in his armor. His one and only weakness.

Me.

The King of Cypress Prep has finally met his match and taking him down just became an inside job.

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Anthology, Book Blitz, Fantasy Romance, NA Romance, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, YA Romance

Book Blitz: Eternal Bite: A Limited Edition Collection of Vampire Stories

Eternal Bite Anthology
Eternal Bite Anthology
Eternal Bite Anthology
Eternal Bite Anthology

Title: Eternal Bite: A Limited Edition Collection of Vampire Stories
Author: Avery Song, Stasia Black, A.S. Green, Brittni Chenelle, CC Solomon, Stella Williams, Charlee Garden, Kat Stiles, Heather MacKinnon
Genre: Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Release Date: 20 October 2020

Summary:

Bite or be bitten.

9 PARANORMAL ROMANCES FOR ONLY 99¢
Are you ready to journey into the sinful world of vampires? Awesome, because this limited edition boxed set contains nine all-new, full-length novels starring everyone’s favorite creature of the night… and it’s waiting for you!

Some characters will bite.
Others will be bitten.
All have a lust for blood.
Do you?

Don’t miss your chance to binge-read this kick-butt collection.

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Book Reviews, Fantasy Romance, NA Romance, Paranormal Romance

Book Review: Court of Command by Milana Jacks

Court of Command by Milana Jacks
Court of Command by Milana Jacks
Court of Command by Milana Jacks
Court of Command by Milana Jacks

Title: Court of Command (Age of Angels #1)
Author: Milana Jacks
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, New Adult Romance
My rating:
3 of 5 stars

Court of Command wasn’t what I had expected. After the Omegaverse aliens, a post-apocalyptic angelic world? Nope. Did it work for me? A little. I wasn’t all in, I wanted to be, but I wasn’t.

Julia is an anomaly and not in a good way. She remembers everything of before. Those marked by Lucifer have these memories–technically dispatching Julia to hell is the go-to, but her soul has touched another’s, and he’s not ready to let her go yet. Archangel Michael doesn’t want Lucifer to win his mate. 

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Adult Fiction, Book Blitz, College Romance, Contemporary Romance, NA Romance

Book Blitz: The Flame Must Burn by Beena Khan

The Flame Must Burn by Beena Khan
The Flame Must Burn by Beena Khan
The Flame Must Burn by Beena Khan
The Flame Must Burn by Beena Khan

Title: The Flame Must Burn (Forbidden #1)
Author: Beena Khan
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date:
22 September 2020

Summary:

The hottest summer brings the first flames of love.
Love is dangerous. It collides with culture, and culture is defied with rebellion.

She promised herself to me.
Ryder is the small town’s local college boy.
It’s summertime, and he’s at the beach when he sees a young, college girl.
Their eyes lock together.
Intrigued by her, he wants to approach her but she quickly disappears.
Disappointed he returns home, but he sees her the next day in his summer class.

Good girls don’t fall in love. They only obey.
From a traditional Middle Eastern family, Cyrah is a young foreign-exchange student.
She’s studying abroad in a summer program of the small-town.
Intimidated by her beauty, Ryder begins writing love letters to her.
She is flattered but tries to steer clear from him.
But then an incident happens that draws these two star-crossed lovers together.
Slowly, she begins breaking all the rules and reciprocates the same feelings.
But summer doesn’t last forever though, and Cyrah has to leave. 

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Blog Tour, College Romance, NA Romance, Sports Romance

Blog Tour: I Promise You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

I Promise You by Ilsa Madden-Mills
I Promise You by Ilsa Madden-Mills
I Promise You by Ilsa Madden-Mills
I Promise You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Title: I Promise You (#4)
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Genre: New Adult, College Sports Romance
Release Date: 12 October 2020

Summary:

Will this quarterback score the girl or make the biggest fumble of his life?

I Promise You, an all-new unforgettable, new adult, sports romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is available now!  

Dillon McQueen: Babe. I promise. You want me.

Serena Jensen: Um, who are you?

There’s a legend at Waylon University: the first girl you kiss freshman year at the bonfire party is the one you’ll never forget. She’ll crawl under your skin and never leave. She’ll spark a passion so fierce you’ll burn the world down to possess her. 

You might even put a ring on it. 

As in all things with fate, timing is everything. That kiss can go horribly wrong. She might run in the opposite direction. And boy, did Serena run.

Dillon is Waylon’s hotshot quarterback with something to prove. All he wants is to graduate and make it to the NFL. What he doesn’t need is to finally meet the mystery girl he kissed at the bonfire freshman year. Isn’t it enough that she’s haunted his dreams for more than a thousand nights? 

Fate laughs in his face when he runs into the quirky girl at the Piggly Wiggly. Surrounded by his entourage, he’s got all the Oreos in his cart; she gets revenge by buying every six-pack of his favorite beer.

Obviously, that legend is a curse. She’s not his type and hates him. Worst of all, how can she not remember him when she left a Serena-shaped hole in his heart for the past three years?

So why can’t he stop trying to win her?

Will this quarterback score the girl or make the biggest fumble of his life?

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