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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Review: Not Quite Crazy by Catherine Bybee

Not Quite Crazy
(Not Quite #6)
by Catherine Bybee
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication date: March 6, 2018
Genre: Romance
Rating:

No one drives in New York City. Everyone knows that, including California transplant Rachel Price. But that doesn’t stop her from driving into the city. From Connecticut. Every single morning. Rain or shine…or snow.

When she runs the charismatic and good-looking Jason Fairchild off the road, their immediate spark is met with bad timing. There is also one tiny little detail: Jason is her boss. And a woman as intelligent and dedicated to her career as Rachel knows not to date her boss.

As CEO of a private jet company, Jason Fairchild is more used to flying than driving. But if he hadn’t chosen to drive home one night, he wouldn’t have met the slowest—and most irresistible—driver in the entire metro area. Jason has never had time for love. Or dating. Or really anything that doesn’t involve work. But when he finds out that Rachel is the newest superstar in his marketing department, he can’t help wondering if fate has other plans…

 

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Lawyers, Rock Stars, and Kings.

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

 

Kind of exciting news… I hit the 500 milestone mark on Instagram followers this week! Which I’m really excited and surprised about. A lot of you guys have themes. Heck, all the “how-to” posts I see online for Instagram say that you should have a theme if you want to post about books, but I’m horrible about restrictions. I like to post whatever I want, when I want to. I also don’t have all those fancy props and random stuff that people put in their photos. I don’t have the space for that kind of stuff and with how often we move with the Mister’s job, I don’t want to have to pack it up every few years. Bleh! So, my account is pretty basic with no fancy flair or frills. So, the fact that I hit 500 is mind-boggling. So if you follow me on there, THANK YOU! Also, leave a comment with your IG handle so that I can follow you back. 😉

 

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Review: For Finlay by J. Nathan

For Finlay
(For You #1)
by J. Nathan
Pubilsher: Self-published
Publication date: Jan. 30, 2017
Genre: New Adult Romance
Rating:

Finlay Thatcher is a lost soul, guilt-ridden after the death of her twin brother. When Alabama’s football coach gives her the opportunity to work for him, she knows it’s her chance to move on, even if it means living her brother’s dream.

Caden Brooks is Alabama’s star quarterback. He’s got it all. The attention of adoring fans. A girlfriend who’d do anything to hold on to him. And a future in the pros. He’s getting along just fine until Finlay steps into his life, despising him at first sight and pushing his buttons like no other.

Unfortunately for Finlay, and her attempt to keep Caden at arm’s length, there’s nothing Caden loves more than a challenge. The problem with this challenge is she comes with a secret that has the power to destroy everything.

 

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Favorite Book-to-Movie Adaptations

 

Some of us get excited at the idea of our beloved books being turned into movies/shows, and then there are some of us who cringe when the news breaks about the upcoming adaptation. Which is understandable because so many times I sit down to watch my favorite book be played out on the big screen only to sit there horrified at the train wreck in front of me. Seriously, do some of these writers and directors even read the books they are trying to bring to life? However, there are times when the people in charge know the material and get it. So today I want to talk about a few of my favorite book-to-screen adaptations.

 

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