Review: Twisted in You by Rachel A. Marks

Twisted In You
(a Twisted Romance, #1)
by Rachel A. Marks
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: March 21, 2018
Genre: Romance
Rating:

Romance is a myth…

At least, that’s what twenty-year-old Verity Landon is beginning to think. She’s supposed to be studying to be an artist, but she can’t seem to get past the fiasco that was high school—which left her a social media sex scandal survivor. She’s pretty sure she’s going to end up single for all eternity.

Exhibit A: Her latest boyfriend just broke up with her during happy hour.

Second: She’s a huge intimacy-phobe.

Last Straw: She has a rabid crush on her boss—the one guy in her life who’s off limits.

She needs serious help in the love department.

Enter Finbar MacNeil; snarky Irishman, rebellious musician, a bit of a mess, and the exact opposite of what she always goes for. What could possibly go wrong?

 

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Sneak Peek Wednesday: Lone Star Blues by Delores Fossen

Lone Star Blues
(Wrangler’s Creek #5)
by Delores Fossen
Publisher: HQN
Publication date: April 17, 2018
Genre: Romance

Wrangler’s Creek’s most eligible bad boy has just become its most eligible single dadDylan Granger could always count on his rebellious-cowboy charm to get his way–until the day his wife, Jordan, left him and joined the military. The realization that during a wild night he got her cousin pregnant is shocking enough. But the news that Jordan has come home to Texas to help raise the baby is the last thing he expects.Raising a baby with Dylan in Wrangler’s Creek is a life Jordan might’ve had years ago, but she doesn’t want regrets. She wants what’s best for the child–and to find out if there’s something deeper between her and her ex than blazing-hot chemistry. Getting closer means letting down her guard to Dylan again, but will he be able to accept the emotional scars on her heart?

 

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Review: Unraveled by Kate Jarvik Birch

Unraveled
(Perfected #3)
by Kate Jarvik Birch
Publisher: Entangled TEEN
Publication date: April 3, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
Rating:

Ella isn’t anyone’s pet anymore, but she’s certainly not free.

After exposing the dark secrets about NuPet’s breeding program, forcing them to repeal the law that allowed genetically modified girls to be kept as pets, she thought girls like her would finally be free. She never dreamed that it would backfire. NuPet may have convinced the public of their intentions to assimilate pets back into society, but Ella knows it’s a lie.

They aren’t planning mass rehabilitation…they’re planning a mass extermination.

Now, with the help of a small group of rebels, Ella and Penn, the boy she’d give up her life for, set out to bring down NuPet for good. But when her group gets implicated in a string of bombings, no one is safe. If she can’t untangle the web of blackmail and lies that extends far beyond NuPet’s reach, she won’t just lose her chance at freedom, she’ll lose everyone she loves.

 

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Take me out to the ball game!

I’m linking this post to Sunday Post, Stacking the Shelves, and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

 

We got to go to our first Padres game here in San Diego. The Mister’s co-worker had a pair of extra tickets and asked if we wanted to go to a game. It was our first time at Petco Park and we had a blast. We’ve been to a few parks, but so far Petco Park tops the list for me. They had amazing food and drink vendors. I have never been to a ballpark where you could get your typical hotdog and burger, but also get sushi, mahi mahi tacos, and tri tip nachos. Not to mention they had a wine cellar in the stadium! You walked in, chose a bottle from their wall to wall selection of wines (or got it a glass on tap like I did), and they fill up a SD Padres carafe with your wine of choice with a couple of Padres wine glasses to take back to your seat. There was also a really delicious tiki booth serving Mai Thai, Pina Colada, and some ginger concoction. The best part though was that they served their drinks in this tall tiki glass. I may have gotten on of those just to take home the glass. LoL So yeah, if you follow me on IG, now you know why I was posting so many stories on Friday night. 😉

 

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Review: For Crosby by J. Nathan

For Crosby
(For You #3)
by J. Nathan
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: March 14, 2018
Genre: New Adult Sports Romance
Rating:

Crosby Parks had the life most guys only dreamed of. A wealthy family, girls vying for his attention, and pro scouts after his hockey skills. But when the life he knows comes crumbling down, he’s sent to Alabama to escape the media storm and to rebuild his life. If Crosby has any shot of playing professional hockey, he must keep a low profile and graduate from college. But the second he steps foot on campus, keeping a low profile becomes impossible.

Sabrina’s mind is made up. After encouraging Alabama’s star wide receiver to friend-zone her and pursue someone else, she’s determined to focus on herself and stop being everyone’s trusty sidekick and shoulder to cry on. But when she stumbles upon a naked hockey player tied to a tree in the middle of the night, Sabrina’s life is thrown upside down. Because when you leave someone tied to a tree, they eventually get free.

 

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Sneak Peek Wednesday: Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier

Isle of Blood and Stone
(Isle of Blood and Stone #1)
by Makiia Lucier
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: April 10, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Nineteen-year-old Elias is a royal explorer, a skilled mapmaker, and the new king of del Mar’s oldest friend. Soon he will embark on the adventure of a lifetime, an expedition past the Strait of Cain and into uncharted waters. Nothing stands in his way…until a long-ago tragedy creeps back into the light, threatening all he holds dear.

The people of St. John del Mar have never recovered from the loss of their boy princes, kidnapped eighteen years ago, both presumed dead. But when two maps surface, each bearing the same hidden riddle, troubling questions arise. What really happened to the young heirs? And why do the maps appear to be drawn by Lord Antoni, Elias’s father, who vanished on that same fateful day? With the king’s beautiful cousin by his side—whether he wants her there or not—Elias will race to solve the riddle of the princes. He will have to use his wits and guard his back. Because some truths are better left buried…and an unknown enemy stalks his every turn.

 

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Review: The Last King by Katee Robert

The Last King
(The Kings #1)
by Katee Robert
Publisher: Forever
Publication date: April 3, 2018
Genre: Romance
Rating:

THE MAN SHE HATES TO LOVE

Beckett King just inherited his father’s fortune, his company-and all his enemies. If he’s going to stay on top, he needs someone he can trust beside him. And though they’ve been rivals for years, there’s no one he trusts more than Samara Mallick.

The rebel. That’s how Samara has always thought of Beckett. And he’s absolutely living up to his unpredictable ways when he strides into her office and asks for help. She can’t help wondering if it’s a legit request or just a ploy to get her into bed. Not that she’d mind either one. After all, she likes to live on the edge too.

But soon the threats to the King empire are mounting, and the two find family secrets darker than they ever imagined and dangerous enough to get them both killed.

 

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Love is a Battlefield

I’m linking this post to Sunday Post, Stacking the Shelves, and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

 

This week was very low-key for me. The Mister was gone this week for work, so I decided to take that opportunity to just sit at the computer and get as much work done as possible. I still have a ton of more blog posts to type up, but I got a solid chunk done over the last few days. Which is huge for me since I am usually typing up posts the day before.

While I was successful in getting some work done, the books I read left me feeling ho-hum. There were just a lot of mediocre reads with characters that seemed to lack a brain. I even had a DNF this week, which is sad since I thought I would love that story. Actually, I thought I was going to love ALL of the books I read. Which was probably why I fell into a reading slump. It’s just so rough to be letdown over and over by books that you are so sure of.

 

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Review: For Forester by J. Nathan

For Forester
(For You #2)
by J. Nathan
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: July 19, 2017
Genre: New Adult Sports Romance
Rating:

Trace Forester is Alabama’s star wide receiver. Being back under his parents’ roof for the summer isn’t the ideal situation, but the moment he sees Marin, the star of his adolescent fantasies, he knows it’s about to get interesting. She may not have noticed him back then, but he’s going to make damn sure she does now.

The last time Marin saw Trace he was a kid tearing up the neighborhood on his skateboard. That’s when she thought she had the perfect husband and life. But now her life is in shambles and Trace is back in town. Marin may be drawn to his good looks and undeniable charm, but he’s ten freaking years younger.

Marin learned the hard way that nothing worth having ever comes easy. And pushing Trace Forester away will be anything but easy.

 

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Sneak Peek Wednesday: Ouroboros by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge

Ouroboros
(Circuit Fae #2)
by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
Publisher: Monster House Books
Publication date: March 27, 2018
Genre: LGBTQ+, Young Adult Fantasy

All introverted geek girl Syl Skye wants is to get close to her girlfriend. But when you can kill with a simple touch, a normal date night’s not really in the cards.

As it happens, Syl is also a sleeper-princess of the fair Fae. Last year after a freak accident, her power Awakened, granting her white flame to purify the darkness.

Rouen Rivoche is that darkness—a dark Fae princess whose power to bewitch mortals is as terrifying as the violet lightning she controls. Rouen is Syl’s total opposite. Her mortal enemy.

She’s also Syl’s beloved girlfriend.

And even though they joined forces to defeat the evil Circuit Fae who harnessed the killing magic in technology to take over the school…that was so last year.

Now, Syl’s touch could mean Rouen’s death. Her increasing power is spiraling out of control, threatening to burn down everything she and Rouen have built together.

Their lives, their love, their very world.

 

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