Posted in Mystery, Thriller, Women's Fiction

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll #BookReview @JessMKnoll #CrazyTrain

All aboard! Today I am bringing you my review for a book that will take you for a ride on the crazy train… A ride that starts off slow, but once it gets going… welcome to the world of Cray Cray!🚂

The Favorite Sister

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

4 WTH Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder…

Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her cast mates.

Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret.

Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt.

Lauren, the start-up world’s darling whose drinking has gotten out of control, is Goal Diggers’ recovery narrative—everyone loves a comeback story.

And Jen, made rich and famous through her cultishly popular vegan food line plays a holistic hippie for the cameras, but is perhaps the most ruthless of them all when the cameras are off.

Review

4 WTH Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

If you like to keep up with the Kardashians or can’t wait to see who gets voted off the island next, then you will enjoy this book… I don’t watch much television, but when I do it is usually trashy reality television…. there is just something I find enticing about getting a look into other peoples lives… something I felt this book did really well….

Five women who appear to have everything on the outside… beauty, strength, confidence, and status… Brett, Stephanie, Kelly, Lauren, and Jen make up the cast of ”GoldDiggers”…. a cast of women who appear perfect on the outside and yet are all hot messes…. who love to do nothing more than stab each other in the back…. to add more complexity to the situation Brett and Kelly are sisters…. and this season one of the cast members is killed, but the show must go on….

None of these women were likable… with the exception of Kelly’s 12-year-old daughter Layla, but give her a few years…. and as the show and the book progressed they became even more unlikable…. The secrets, the lies, the plotting, it was all crazy, and none of it did I predict…. Half the time I was thinking to myself… oh no she didn’t? And the other half I was thinking… what? Seriously the last 20% of this book was quite the ride on the crazy train!

Quite a few of my book friends had a hard time getting into this and thought the start was very slow… and in discussing this book I realize it is not for everybody, but I thoroughly enjoyed it…. The only slight problem I had with it was it did get a little preachy at times when it came to feminism… I mean truthfully the entire book was about women tearing down other women, but perhaps that was the point…. now I’m feeling like a slight hypocrite, I really do absolutely love strong female friendships in books, and this book really was the complete opposite of that… yet still very entertaining🙃

Strongly recommend if you enjoy reality TV, hot messes, and the crazy train…

*** thank you to the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book***

PS: I am currently watching The Voice😉

The tribe has spoken, Berit 💛

Posted in Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance

Bro Code by Kendall Ryan #BlogTour @KendallRyan1 @ZacharyWebber #AvaErikson #AudioBookReview @InkSlingerPR

From New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a flirty new standalone about falling for your older brother’s best friend.

There’s pretty much only one rule when you’re a guy.

Don’t be a douche.

Turns out, the fastest way to break that rule is to fall for your best friend’s sister.

Ava’s brilliant, sharp-tongued, gorgeous, and five years younger than me.

She’s the sexual equivalent of running with scissors. In a word, she’s dangerous. And completely off-limits.

Falling for her could ruin everything.

Yet I can’t seem to stop, even when her company is threatened by a lawsuit, and my promotion hinges on representing the opposing client—and winning.

I can’t see a way out of this mess that doesn’t end in a broken friendship, a broken heart, or a ruined career.

I may have broken the bro code when I fell for Ava. But do I have the balls to handle what comes next?

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Bro Code Stars

Well this little audio book was a delight to listen to!

Barrett Wilson and Ava have known each other for years, the reason for this is because he is best friends with her brother Nick, this is becoming a bit of a problem because Barrett has a crush on Ava.

When he goes to stay with Nick for a few days over the holidays, Barrett didn’t think for a minute that Ava would be there, however when he gets there who should open the door?

Barrett knows that he shouldn’t even entertain the idea of having a relationship of any kind with his best friends little sister, nope, he must follow the Bro Code and leave well alone……..accept it doesn’t quite work out that way, an unbeknown to him, Ava has also had a childhood crush on Barrett for years.

🎧🎧 The audio book was different for me, and i have come to realise that i’m not a great fan of Duet narration, which is what this was done in.

The difference is:

DUEL narration 1 person reads a POV or chapter, and reads both parts, male and female.

DUET narration is the male narrating his parts, and the female narrating hers, regardless of chapter, it was a little too busy for me.

However it was made up by having the sexy tones of Zachary Webber who could quite frankly read the phone book and make it sound delicious, and lovely narration by Ava Erikson.

Enjoy the ride

Vicci