Review – Beneath His Stars (The Stars Duet #1) by Amie Knight

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Beneath His Stars by Amie Knight
Series: The Stars Duet #1
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

I met Adam Nova under the twinkling lights of a nighttime sky.
He was hiding, but that gorgeous boy didn’t belong in the dark.
Nevertheless it was where he lived; a different world than mine.
I was Livingston Montgomery, Southern debutante.
With the world at my fingertips, I was well on my way to being another spoiled socialite.
But I didn’t want money.
I didn’t want social status.
I wanted him; tattoos, sarcastic smirk, bad boy reputation and all.
It didn’t matter that he was from the wrong side of the tracks.
It didn’t matter that my family forbade me from seeing him.
I just wanted to be Beneath His Stars.

Review

Beneath His Stars is the first book in Amie Knight’s highly anticipated The Stars Duet and I am already counting down the days until I can get my hands on the conclusion to this emotionally captivating duet. This story pulled on every single one of my heartstrings and I quickly found myself deeply invested in Liv and Adam’s story. Their love story was written in the stars and I was on the edge of my seat in anticipation right from the very beginning to that shock-worthy cliffhanger ending.

My heart broke when I first discovered Livingston’s complicated life and the pain she suffered when she lost not only her mother through childbirth, but her father several years later. I wept for her and wished upon a star that she would be able to take her life back into her heart. When she met Adam my heart fluttered and I knew he was going to bring her happiness. Adam was the perfect match for Liv and I knew that their love was going to shine as bright as the stars in the night sky. Unlike Liv who comes from money, he grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. This is like a modern day Cinderella story with a twist. While I did expect many twists and turns I have to say I certainly did not expect that ending…like at all.

If this story made me feel this emotionally drained, I have no clue how I am going to survive, In Her Space, the conclusion in The Stars Duet, but I am READY to dive in headfirst RIGHT NOW…if only I didn’t have to wait a few weeks!

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About Amie Knight

Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.

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Review – I Bet You (The Hook Up #2) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Series: The Hook Up #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you look beyond labels and take a chance on love.

Sexy Athlete: I bet you…
Penelope Graham: Burn in hell, quarterback.

The text is random but Penelope figures out exactly who “Sexy Athlete” is. And why she shouldn’t take his wager.

Ryker Voss.
Football star.
Walks on water and God’s gift to women.
Just ask him.

His bet? He promises Penelope he’ll win her the heart of the guy she’s been crushing on. His plan—good old-fashioned jealousy. Once her crush sees her kissing Ryker, he’ll realize what he’s missing. Sounds legit, right? The only question is…why is Ryker being so nice to her?

Penelope Graham.
Virgin.
Lover of sparkly vampires and calculus.
His mortal enemy.

Penelope knows she shouldn’t trust a jock, but what’s a girl to do when she needs a date to Homecoming? And Ryker’s keeping a secret, another bet, one that could destroy Penelope’s heart forever.

Will the quarterback score the good girl or will his secrets mean everyone loses this game of love?

Review

I Bet You is the second standalone installment in The Hook Up series by Ilsa Madden-Mills and oh my freaking goodness I think Ryker Voss and Penelope Graham knocked Maverick Monroe and Delaney Shaw (from I Dare You) down a peg in my heart. I absolutely found myself falling head over heels in love with these two and I couldn’t put their story down. The moment I picked this story up I knew that I wasn’t stopping until I reached the end because these two managed to wholeheartedly captivate me within the first few pages.

Penelope Graham is the kind of girl that we can all relate to and I have a MAJOR girl crush on her. She is a strong and independent woman, but at the same time she is super shy. Ryker is the kind of guy she needs because he gets her to step outside of her shell and she blossoms right before our eyes. Although they started off on the wrong foot, their chemistry is instant even if she keeps denying it.

Ryker Voss. OH HOT DAMN! My heart is swooning in overdrive and I am absolutely in LOVE with him. I really liked his character in I Dare You and I was super excited when I found out that this was going to be his story. He is a sexy football player and golden boy whose reputation was tarnished thanks to an article written by non other than Penelope.

Penelope and Ryker’s sexual tension and sizzling chemistry was OFF THE CHARTS and readers will absolutely love their story from start to finish. Oh and of course don’t forget those secondary characters…I seriously cannot freaking wait for the next book in this series!

AURORA

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About Ilsa Madden-Mills

Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Todaybest-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She’s best known for her angsty, heartfelt new adult college romances.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice; Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She’s also addicted to frothy coffee beverages, Vampire Diaries, and any kind of book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females.

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Review – Bloodstained Beauty by Ella Fields

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Bloodstained Beauty by Ella Fields
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 6, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Fresh out of college and headed straight for my dream job, I didn’t think things could get any better.
Then I met my dream man.

In an instant, my happy ever after had begun.
The life I’d stumbled into was beautiful, and the man I loved was perfect.
But perfection comes at a cost, and I’d slumbered through all the alarms.

Then I met my nightmare.
The man whose bright eyes held untamed darkness.
The man who disarmed me with his peculiar behavior.
The man whose cold, merciless hands shook me awake.
In an instant, questions started to dismantle my happy ever after.

But whoever said the truth would set you free was wrong.
It wasn’t going to repair the cracks in my naive heart.
It wasn’t going to caress my face with comforting hands and reassure me it was all just a dream.
No, the truth shoved me down a rabbit hole, and I landed in the lair of a real-life monster.

Review

Holy FREAKING moly! Bloodstained Beauty by Ella Fields was absolutely BRILLIANT and is one of those totally unexpected reads. You all know what I am talking about, the kind of story that will take you completely by surprise and leave you speechless time and time again throughout. Although I have read a few books from this author previously (her books are BEYOND amazing and you all should totally go one-click them ALL…like right now), nothing could have prepared me for this story. Seriously I had no idea the journey I was about to take, but let me just say that it was one of THE BEST I have been on in a long time.

This was a stunningly beautiful read that had me swooning and left me breathless page after page. I was completely captivated by every word of this story. These characters and the original storyline CONSUMED me wholeheartedly and will certainly do the same thing for you. Fans of romantic suspense will fall head over heels in LOVE with this story and find themselves a new favorite book boyfriend. I would tell you all the reasons why I love him, but then I would ruin the experience so just TRUST ME!

AURORA

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About Ella Fields

Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in the land Down Under. While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters and books to her two cats. She’s a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.

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Review – The Assist (Smart Jocks #1) by Rebecca Jenshak

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The Assist by Rebecca Jenshak
Series: Smart Jocks #1
Genres: College Sports Romance
Release Date: November 5, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

You know those stories where the smart girl tutors the dumb jock? This isn’t it.

Blair

What’s the probability of insulting the one guy on campus I need to help me pass statistics? If I knew, I wouldn’t be standing in front of Wes Reynolds begging him to tutor me.

Basketball player, sexy, arrogant, always sleeping through class… these are the things I knew about him. What I didn’t know is that he is a seriously smart jock.

Wes

What’s the best way to get rid of the peppy and unrelenting girl that keeps asking me to tutor her? If I knew, I wouldn’t be staring at her tan legs and attempting to teach her statistics.

Sorority girl, fine as f**k, determined, ball buster… these are the things I knew about her. What I didn’t know is that she is all the things I didn’t realize I wanted or needed.

Or that one semester with her would change everything.

Review

The Assist is the first book in Rebecca Jenshak’s brand new series Smart Jocks and I have got to say that I really enjoyed it. I am a huge college sports romance fan and I was super excited to get my hands on this story because it was a twist on the classic smart girl tutors the dumb jock. However, unlike those stories, this one brings readers some sexy and smart jocks!

This was a sweet and lovable read that captured my attention right from the beginning and kept it until the very end. Blair and Wes were such a cute couple and I loved their chemistry. I have to say that the character development was on point and I found myself falling in love with the author’s writing. Based on this book I already can’t wait for the next one in the series. These smart jocks are going to change the way readers recognize the traditional smart girl/dumb jock kind of story!

AURORA

About Rebecca Jenshak

Rebecca Jenshak is a self-proclaimed margarita addict, college basketball fanatic, and Hallmark channel devotee. A Midwest native transplanted to the desert, she likes being outdoors (drinking on patios) and singing (in the shower) when she isn’t writing books about hot guys and the girls who love them.

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Review – The Legacy by Dylan Allen

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The Legacy by Dylan Allen
Series: Rivers Wilde #1
Genres:
 Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 26, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

He’s the king of all he surveys.
Except her.

Exiled for 15 years, Hayes Rivers has finally assumed his place as head of Houston’s oldest and most powerful family.
Now, they call him King.
A legacy of wealth and prestige are his to claim.

As age-old rivalries, long-buried secrets, and generations of betrayal threaten his birthright, he finds himself in a battle for control of his family’s future.
When he meets Confidence, she’s a sweet distraction.
Everything he shouldn’t want.
But after a weekend of passion and surprising intimacy,
he realizes she’s everything he needs.

He holds the keys to a kingdom,
But he covets the key to her heart.

And he’ll stop at nothing to claim his queen.

Review

Holy freaking moly is it HOT in here or was it just this book?! This story managed to set my heart on fire and it is still burning bright days after finishing it. I have got to tell you all that Dylan Allen’s stories are always beyond amazing and this one was definitely no exception. The moment I heard about this story I jumped at the opportunity to read it because I knew without a doubt that it was going to be something completely unique and something that I was going to love. However, I got that and so much more! This author has quickly become one of my favorites and I know that I am in for a good time when I pick up one of her books!

The Legacy is the first book in Dylan Allen’s Rivers Wilde series and I am already on the lookout for the next book. This was a super sexy read and I found myself captivated by every single aspect of the storyline. Hayes and Confidence had a chemistry that was RED HOT and sparks were flying right off the pages. I have got to say that I was certainly swooning through every twist and turn that was thrown my way. There was just so much to love about this story and I want to tell you all about it, but I will just say that you should all just go out and buy it…like RIGHT NOW…so that you can experience everything I did!

AURORA

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About Dylan Allen

Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.

A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.

When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.

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Review – Rewrite the Stars by Charleigh Rose

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Rewrite the Stars by Charleigh Rose
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 24, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Evangeline Thorne is privileged.
Beautiful and popular, if not a little jaded.
A chance encounter with a green-eyed stuntman sets off a chain of events that turns her perfect, little world upside down.
Short on options and desperate for adventure, she joins the traveling carnival for the summer.
Thrust into a world full of drama, deception, and secrecy, Evangeline tries to find herself and protect her heart in the process.

Sebastian McAllister is cursed.
He knows better than to think otherwise.
He’s content to live out the rest of his life traveling the country as one of the four Sons of Eastlake, seeking thrills the only way he knows how.
The one thing he doesn’t see coming is the spoiled blond with stars in her eyes.
The only problem is, the more time he spends with her, the more hope starts to stir in his dormant heart.
Too bad hope is a dangerous thing when you’re a McAllister.

Review

Rewrite the Stars was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 and holy freaking moly did Charleigh Rose deliver. The moment I turned on my kindle and saw this book sitting on there ready to be read I knew that I couldn’t wait to dive right in. But of course life is busy and I ended up having to wait days (yes you read that right…DAYS) to finally read it. Let me just tell you all that this story was completely worth the wait! Every single time that I have started a book from this phenomenally talented author I feel as if I am immediately transported into that story. The characters always captivate my heart and the storytelling hooks me right in and keeps a tight hold on me until I reach the very end (of course as long as I am not forced to put it down). This story was certainly no exception!

This is one of those stories that has you on the edge of your seat in anticipation and don’t even get me started on that feeling you will experience deep in the pit of your stomach. I can’t even begin to tell you all the number of times throughout that I found myself yelling aloud in shock. There were so many unexpected twists and turns and I didn’t know what to expect as I devoured page after page. Evan and Sebastian completely engulfed my heart and took me on the ride of my life. Their story was one that will definitely stay with me for years to come and I couldn’t imagine two souls more perfectly connected for one another.

There is so much more I could say about this incredible story and I could probably talk about this book for hours, if not forever, but I also don’t want to reveal too much. Charleigh Rose’s stories all deserve a rating above 5 stars and I especially feel that way about this one because it was so unlike anything I have every read or even seen on the market before. Her writing is so unique and I just couldn’t imagine giving this book such a low rating…totally believe hands down that this is a THOUSAND STAR read! Oh and I have to know if we are going to get McAllister’s…PLEASE SAY YES!!!

AURORA

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About Charleigh Rose

Charleigh Rose lives in Narnia with her husband and two young children. She’s hopelessly devoted to unconventional love and pizza. When she isn’t reading or mom-ing, she’s writing moody, broody, swoony romance.

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Review – The Lovers by Fiona Cole

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The Lovers by Fiona Cole
Series: Cards of Love – Standalone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

I loved him first.

Jake was my best friend in college-my very straight best friend, until one night he was more. He may have ran after what happened between us, but I never forgot him.

When fate puts us in the same place, five years later, he has a fiance by his side. Carina is beautiful, driven, and draws my attention almost as much as he still does.

A game of truth or dare leads to a wild night and a relationship that has our feelings growing into something bigger than any of us intended.

But what happens when our feelings deepen? Can I handle being with two people?

If it means I can have him, I’ll love them both.

Review

Even though this is only the second book that I have been fortunate enough to read of Fiona Cole’s, I have got to say holy freaking moly I am now hooked even more than before.

After reading, or more like inhaling Voyeur a few months ago, I knew that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on more books from this author. However, the opportunity hadn’t presented itself to me (because of my busy schedule) until the release of The Lovers. I can’t even begin to express to you all how insanely thrilled I was to make this my second read from this incredibly talented author. Once again I found myself captivated by the storytelling and before I knew it I was reaching the very end in only a few short hours. This is hands down one of those stories that once you pick it up, you aren’t putting it down until you reach the end. Which is exactly what happened to me.

Jackson stole a piece of my heart back when I met him in Voyeur and the moment I found out that he played a rather large (and exciting) role in this story I knew that I was going to fall head over heels in LOVE with this one. Not only did I love him, but Jake and Carina as well. I couldn’t get enough of these three and yet I knew I was rooting for Jackson and Jake to get together rather quickly on but at the same time my heart beat rapidly for Jake and Carina as well. Everyone in this equation deserved their own happily ever, but only two will get it. Gosh I seriously hope that readers love this story as much as I did!

AURORA

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About Fiona Cole

Fiona Cole is a military wife and a stay at home mom with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. As much as she loved science she decided to postpone her career to stay at home with her two little girls and immersed herself in the world of books until finally deciding to write her own. Where You Can Find Me is Fiona’s debut novel and will hopefully be the first of many.

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