Posted in Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance, Young Adult

All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire @JamieMcGuire #YoungAdult #Mystery #WhoDunnit #AudiobookReview #VNerdsRare19Challenge

All the Little Lights

All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Juniper Stars

Synopsis

The first time Elliott Youngblood spots Catherine Calhoun, he’s just a boy with a camera, and he’s never seen a sadder and more beautiful sight. Both Elliott and Catherine feel like outcasts, yet they find an easy friendship with each other. But when Catherine needs him most, Elliott is forced to leave town.

Elliott finally returns, but he and Catherine are now different people. He’s a star high school athlete, and she spends all her free time working at her mother’s mysterious bed-and-breakfast. Catherine hasn’t forgiven Elliott for abandoning her, but he’s determined to win back her friendship…and her heart.

Just when Catherine is ready to fully trust Elliott, he becomes the prime suspect in a local tragedy. Despite the town’s growing suspicions, Catherine clings to her love for Elliott. But a devastating secret that Catherine has buried could destroy whatever chance of happiness they have left.

Review

Well i certainly didn’t see that one coming in this one!

All the Little Lights is a YA book with a cracking little twist in it, the book is based around Catherine and Elliot.

Friends since they were young children, Catherine and Elliot spent every minute they could together, walking and talking, and Elliot taking pictures with his camera that he seems to be surgically attached to.

They were very sweet together, and they made plans to travel the world together when they grow up…..except that doesn’t happen, Elliot’s mother hates the town, and the people in it, she grew up there and was bullied because of her heritage, her family are Cherokee and she was not made welcome in the town.

She doesn’t want this happening to her son (even though he’s quite popular) so she literally drags Elliot to the car one day and takes him away, the thing is that she doesn’t give him a chance to say goodbye, and on this particular day Catherine really needs him.

With no access to phones and his father taking away his car, Elliot has no way of getting in touch with Catherine to apologise, and it stays this way for 2 years!

In the meantime Catherine is helping her Mother keep their guesthouse in shape by working herself to near exhaustion with the cleaning / cooking etc, as well as keeping up with her schoolwork.

The guests are very “in-your-face” and won’t hardly leave her alone, and some of them downright scare her.

Catherine has never forgiven Elliot for leaving her, so when he shows up out-of- the-blue asking for forgiveness she has to make a decision on whether she wants to spend time with him, or help out at the guesthouse where her mother is slipping into a more depressed state.

In the middle of this story pops up another one, a girl in Catherine’s class goes missing, and the finger seems to be pointing in Elliot’s direction…….

With a twist that i actually didn’t see coming for a change, i thoroughly enjoyed this book.

The reason why i didn’t 5 star it, is because it was very lengthy, there was a lot of mundane information that i feel could have been skipped that wouldn’t have impacted the story at all, and still kept me interested.

🎧🎧 Narrated by 2 new narrators for me Karissa Vacker and Darrell Dennis, both did a great job but i think Karrissa may have stolen the show on this one, she was excellent.

Happy listening

Vicci

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Humor, New Adult

Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen & Tara Eby @SarinaBowen @Blunder_Woman #LaughOutLoud #Romance

Boy Toy

Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen

🌟🌟🌟🌟·5 Never Too Old Stars

Synopsis

Liam

The moment Sadie Matthews walks through the daycare center door, I feel my world tilt in her direction. Again. I fell for her when I was fourteen, and I’m still not over her. Problem: she still thinks of me as a teen she used to babysit. But I’ve learned a few things about pleasing a woman in the last fifteen years. I can’t wait to show her how good it could be. I need to move quickly before I lose her again. This is more than a game to me, but I still plan to win.

Sadie

I’ve just survived the worst year of my life. As a single mom of twin toddlers, I don’t have time for a man. I barely have time to finish a thought. Who knew that Liam McAllister would grow up to be so devastating? He’s everything my husband was not: tall, built, and willing to have a tea party with my girls.

I can’t possibly get involved with him. He’s too young for me. Too handsome. But he’s so persuasive…

Review

I loved this book, it is the 3rd one in the series, but can absolutely be read as a standalone, the author even told me to tell you in the book.

“Note: We would like to let you know that this is a stand-alone novel. No previous experience with books by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby is required. Jump in anywhere!
Other Note: there is some discussion as to who can claim Liam as her official book boyfriend. Please form an orderly line.”

Sadie is a single mum, a single mum to twins, and she is trying to make it on her own.

Struggling alone without the help of with a nanny is fine for her, considering her ex husband and the nanny are now together are the reason for her divorce, Sadie makes the guilty decision to put the girls in daycare.

On the first day she makes sure she has everything ready for her daughters “Piggypoo” for Amy, a cuddly toy who she is VERY attached to, and a Helmet for Kate, who likes to run headfirst into things a lot as she has sensory issues.

Dropping them off and full of guilt, Sadie then bumps into the handsome man who is working at the daycare centre, who turns out to be no other that Liam McAllister, a boy that she used to babysit for when she was younger.

Liam has always had a crush on Sadie since she used to look after him years ago, she is the reason why he now likes older women, but Sadie is having none of it.

Time for Liam to get his game on and turn on the charm!

Sadie can instantly feel the attraction between them, but with Liam being so brilliant with the girls (a total turn on) she finds it more and more difficult to stay away, especially since her friends are also trying to push them together too!

A quick hilarious little story with no drama and a whole lot of fun.

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC copy for review.

Vicci

Posted in Contemporary Romance, New Adult

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover @colleenhoover #AudiobookReview #Romance #AllTheFeels

All Your Perfects

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

🌟🌟🌟🌟·5 All Your Perfects Stars

Synopsis

Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

Review

Well CoHo really loves playing with your emotions in this one!

I was in two minds on whether to rate this a 4 or 5 star so i met in the middle with 4.5

This book is about 2 people, and the struggles of marriage, namely being able to concieve.

I have been very lucky and have been able to have a child, but there was a point in my life that i thought i couldn’t, for 3 years we tried, and luckily i found out that he was a lying piece of crap, so i’m so glad it didn’t happen.

2 years later i met and married my now husband, and a year later, we were pregnant, a complete surprise accident, because i thought after previous attempts that there was something wrong with me.
12 years later, my little boy is my life, there was a miscarriage about 6 years ago, and that was hard as i always wanted a big family, but i have 2 step children who i love as my own, so i am happy, but for a while i really thought that is was never going to happen for me, and that was an awful feeling, so i can see how people become so obsessed.

Quinn is not happy, she cannot imagine her life without her own child.

The story flips between the past and present, and i loved the way that she did this so that it wasn’t heavy all of the time.

In the THEN parts of the book you’ll see how happy they really were how they fell in love and how wonderful life was for them.

In the NOW part of the book you’ll see how Quinn and Graham are struggling, really struggling.

Quinn wants a baby, she wants a baby so badly, but it takes over her life. At the beginning it was fun, having all the sex but then it turned into a chore, sex was just to make a baby, nothing more, and unfortunately for Graham he became part of that chore.

Sex was no longer fun it was a means to an end but that end never came for Quinn so they went down the route of tests, Graham’s results were fine at Quinns not so much.

To say that Quinn became obsessive is a bit of an understatement! And I understand why.

You know all those times that you say to your friends “ooh you’ll be next” and you don’t think about it, or when you say “When are you two going to start popping kids out?”
Quinn gets this all of the time from her friends, and also from her mother, who lends them money for tests and IVF, but that doesn’t work either!

Quinn feels ashamed and broken and alone because Graham doesn’t seem to be as bothered as her, or that’s how she sees it.

I often found myself sympathizing with Graham, but also wanting to give Quinn a hug and tell her how sorry I am, and that it doesn’t make her a bad person, she’s not broken, and she’s loved!

Other times I just wanted to shake Quinn and tell her to stop being so bloody obsessed, and that Graham was waiting there for her, and that he was hurting too, because he could see what this was doing to her.

The only issue I had with a book was last chapter, I don’t know whether Quinn would actually do that, I’m not sure that something as monumental as infertility could then be turned into something they laughed about, maybe it’s just me?

Either way this one is a great one to add to your TBR and Coho certainly knows how to pull at the heartstrings.

🎧🎧 Narrated by Madeleine Maby a new narrator for me who did a stellar job, I knew who was who and will look out for her narrating other books.

Grab that Kleenex. & a big box of chocolates for this one!

Vicci

Posted in Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Star by B.B. Easton – @bb_easton #AudiobookReview

Star

Star by B.B. Easton

⭐⭐⭐⭐🌠 Rock Star Stars

Synopsis

Because BB Easton had so much fun writing her best-selling, award-winning memoir, 44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN, she decided to give each of her four men his own steamy stand-alone. STAR is Hans’s book—a real-life rock star romance…with a twist.

In 1999, Brooke “BB” Bradley met her Prince Charming. He was the tall, tattooed, wickedly handsome bass player for the up-and-coming rock band, Phantom Limb. But, more importantly, he was hers. She knew it the moment he flashed her that shy, dimpled smile.

And he knew it too.

Hansel “Hans” Oppenheimer wore his heart on one sleeve and scrawled lyrics about BB on the other. Unlike the assholes of her past, he showered her with tenderness, took her places she’d never been before, and showed her the type of all-consuming love she’d thought only existed in fairy tales.

But, like any good fairy tale, BB’s road to happily ever after was paved with challenges, and right when she least expected it…it forked.

In 1999, Brooke “BB” Bradley met her Prince Charming.

In 2000, she met her soul mate.

Review

Well this book was a complete surprise, one minute i was laughing my head off, then my heart was in my mouth, and then i was sobbing!

BB takes a story about her and lets you take a glimpse inside what it is like to fall in love with a Rock Star, the good times, and inevitably, the bad.

She is very honest in her stories and this makes her very relatable as we’ve all been a 17 year old in love.

And in those 17 years this woman has had to put up with some shitty times, she was in an abusive relationship with what can only be described as a nutter.

Then she meets Hans Oppenheimer, and all of the feelings of first love come flooding in, the butterflies, the giddyness, the swooning!

Hans managed to make a beaten down girl into a strong independant woman, and even though her love didn’t last with him, she states at the beginning of the book that she will always be grateful to him because of this.

I love her secondary characters, and Trip was such a lovable weirdo, although i googled Bukkake porn, and i will never be the same again 😱😱

🎧🎧 Narration was done by Romana Master and was fab, she really made a funny quirky character come to life.

Thank you BB for the opportunity to read such a fabulous book.

Enjoy the Roller Coaster.

Vicci

Posted in Blog Tour, New Adult

Such Dark Things by Courtney Evan Tate ~Blog Tour~ @Court_Writes @InkSlingerPR #bookreview

TGIF🎉 today I am excited to be part of the blog tour for Courtney Evan Tate’s Book! Such Dark Things was definitely a very Dark book, filled with loads of twists and turns… you can find my full review below, and I think you’ll enjoy this book if you like your thrills with a lot of sizzle included🔥

 

From New York Times bestseller Courtney Cole, writing as Courtney Evan Tate, comes the psychological thriller that will keep readers up turning pages long into the night, SUCH DARK THINGS! “Written in breathless style, this page-turner relies on quick thrills, surprise twists…[for] readers seeking a fast entertaining tale…”(Publishers Weekly). Grab your copy of SUCH DARK THINGS today!

 

 

A HORRIFIC RECURRING NIGHTMARE IS THREATENING TO STEAL HER SANITY…

Dr. Corinne Cabot is living the American dream. She’s a successful ER physician in Chicago who’s married to a handsome husband. Together they live in a charming house in the suburbs. But appearances can be deceiving—and what no one can see is Corinne’s dark past. Troubling gaps in her memory mean she recalls little about a haunting event in her life years ago that changed everything.

She remembers only being in the house the night two people were found murdered. Her father was there, too. Now her father is in prison; she hasn’t been in contact in years. Repressing that terrifying memory has caused Corinne moments of paranoia and panic. Sometimes she thinks she sees things that aren’t there, hears words that haven’t been spoken. Or have they? She fears she may be losing her mind, unable to determine what’s real and what’s not.

So when she senses her husband’s growing distance, she thinks she’s imagining things. She writes her suspicions off to fatigue, overwork, anything to explain what she can’t accept—that her life really isn’t what it seems.

 

Grab your copy of SUCH DARK THINGS here!

Amazon | B&N | Google Play | iBooks | Kobo

 

 

“Fans of domestic thrillers with an unreliable narrator will gobble this one up…Recommended for all thriller/suspense collections.”

–Booklist

Add it to your Goodreads Now! 

 

 

Review

Courtney Evan Tate’s SUCH DARK THINGS – Tour Schedule:

April 16thAurora B’s Book Blog – Interview

Devilishly dirty book blog – Review & Excerpt

Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt

The Book Hammock – Excerpt

 

April 17thBook Freak – Review

Bookish Proclivity – Review & Excerpt

Ficwishes – Excerpt

What Is That Book About – Excerpt

 

April 18th Chiara’s Book Blog – Excerpt

Read more sleep less – Review & Excerpt

Suey Library – Review

The Bashful BookWhore – Excerpt & Interview

 

April 19thA Literary Perusal – Excerpt

Brandy Paige Roberts Blogger page – Excerpt

Feel the Book – Excerpt

TBR Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

April 20thAudio Killed the Bookmark – Review

Books According to Abby – Excerpt

Roxy’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

April 21st 

After Dark Book Lovers – Review

Brittany’s Book Blog – Review

KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt

 

April 22ndAngela’s Opinion – Excerpt

Evermore Books – Excerpt

Lattes & Paperbacks – Review & Excerpt

 

April 23rdBecky on Books – Excerpt & Interview

Linz Readz – Review & Excerpt

Little Read Riding Hood – Review & Excerpt

V’s Reads – Review & Excerpt

 

April 24thM&J’s book blog – Review & Excerpt

Quesarasera Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Talkbooks – Review & Excerpt

April 25thAll Things Dark & Dirty – Excerpt

Books, Booze, & Brunch – Review

Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

 

April 26thAdventures in Writing – Excerpt

Jax’s Book Magic – Excerpt

Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt

Mom’s Secret Book Blog – Review

No BS Book Reviews – Review

The Book Hookup – Review & Excerpt

The Fairest of All Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

 

April 27thCinta Garcia de la Rosa – Excerpt

Just Me & My Kindle – Excerpt

Miss Riki – Review & Excerpt

Next Book Review – Review & Excerpt

Sassy Moms  Say Read Romance – Review & Excerpt

Shh Moms Reading – Excerpt

Smokin’ Hot Reads Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

 

April 28th@all_encompassing_books – Review & Excerpt

A Book Nerd, a Bookseller and a Bibliophile – Review & Excerpt

Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt

Books A-Brewin’ – Excerpt

Bout-a-Book blog – Review & Excerpt

I am a Book Hoarder – Review

Rainy Day Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt

Shakespeare’s Wench Book Blog – Review

Tfaulcbookreviews – Review

 

 About Courtney Evan Tate:

Courtney Evan Tate is the nom de plume for New York Times bestselling author, Courtney Cole.  Courtney Evan Tate is her darker side… the side that explores shadowy places.

Courtney lives in Florida with her husband and kids.  She has a passion for raising drug addiction awareness, the Marine Corp (her middle son is a Marine) and being introspective on the human condition.

To learn more about her, you can visit www.courtneycolewrites.com.

 

 

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads

 

~Review~

3.75 Majorly Messed Up Stars 🌟🌟🌟.75

I think the best thing to do with this review is to start out with how it has been marketed…. I would classify this book as Dark Erotica not as a psychological thriller….. there is a lot of graphic sex in this book, and if you do not read erotica you will not appreciate this book…. I read a few reviews from my Goodread’s friends and that was their main complaint… too much sex…. additionally let’s look at what this book was compared to… the movie Fatal Attraction…. OK I can see this Zoe definitely the rabbit boiling type of girl…. but the other comparison is the book TGOTT a book I didn’t even necessarily like… but there is nothing and I mean nothing…. other than the fact that there are female characters in both books that these books have in common…. I think 9 times out of 10 the comparisons to other books or movies don’t do any good for the book… because the expectation is never quite lived up to….

Now onto this book, I actually liked 90% of this book quite a bit….Corrine was a likable character and I really was curious as to what memories she was blocking from her past…. Zoe was the perfect crazy stalker character….. Jude quite frankly was just a weak man…. I believe everyone has the right to forgive somebody for cheating…. but in my book cheating is cheating is cheating is cheating….

I also liked the structure of this book…. told from both Corrine and Jude’s point of view…. we found out about the holes in Corrine’s memory right along with her…. there are some definite twists and turns I did not see coming, and a twist I was expecting that never happened…. probably would have even rated this book a bit higher if it weren’t for the ending… the ending frustrated and nauseated me just a little….

Would recommend to fans of Dark erotica….

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

Have a fabulous weekend! Berit💛

Rebel Heir by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward – @NarratorMaxine @PenelopeAuthor @ViKeeland #SebastianYork #MaxineMitchell

Rebel Heir

Rebel Heir by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌠 Narration Perfection Stars

Synopsis

How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:

Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.

Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season.

Check. Check. Check.

I should add—especially when the guy is your sexy, tattooed God of a boss.

Especially when he not only owns your place of employment but inherited half of the town.

Especially when he’s mean to you.

Or so I thought.

Until one night when he demanded I get in his car so he could drive me home because he didn’t want me walking in the dark.

That was sort of how it all started with Rush.

And then little by little, some of the walls of this hardass man started to come down.

I never expected that the two of us, seemingly opposites from the outside, would grow so close.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the rebel heir, especially when he made it clear he didn’t want to cross the line with me.

As the temperature turned cooler, the nights became hotter. My summer became a lot more interesting—and complicated.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

Review

Gia is an author……..well, she’s bagged herself a book deal, her first book, the thing is, she hasn’t written it yet!

She decides to go away for the summer to get some inspiration and her creative juices flowing, and gets a nice little house to rent on the beach, a friend of hers works at the fancy bar/restaurant so she has company too…..perfect!

Gia’s friend calls her one evening to ask her to cover for her behind the bar as she has a family emergency, even though she doesnt have that much experience, she agrees, i mean how difficult can it be?

The answer to this comes quickly when people start ordering cocktails she has never heard of, charging customers wrong, and basically having a pretty crappy time.

What is making this worse is that there is a man watching her from the other side of the bar, he doesn’t fit in with the rest of the posh people here, he has a black leather jacket and jeans on, she asks him what he wants to drink, and promptly charges him wrong…..this wouldn’t be a problem, but it turns out to be the boss, oh and he owns the place, his name….Rush!

Rush……ahh Rush 😍

Most people that work at the restaurant think he is a bit of a dick, and he does come across that way, but Gia doesn’t take any crap from anyone and gives as good as she gets, which seems to please Rush.

An unlikely friendship forms between them both and then romance, but a big unforeseen spanner gets thrown in the works, and things may not turn out how they both hope.

This ends in a cliffhanger, but don’t worry, you won’t have to wait long, as book 2 comes out in a few weeks

🎧🎧 Narrated by the always sexy voiced Sebastian York #SebYesPlease and the totally gorgeous Maxine Mitchell.
They will set your earphones on fire with their sexual chemistry and witty one liners.

Enjoy the Rush,

Vicci

Posted in Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson – @TheBloggess #Audiobook #Review #Memoir

Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Hilariously Funny Stars

Synopsis

For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris—Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut.

Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives—the ones we’d like to pretend never happened—are in fact the ones that define us. In the #1 New York Times bestseller, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor. Chapters include: “Stanley the Magical, Talking Squirrel”; “A Series of Angry Post-It Notes to My Husband”; “My Vagina Is Fine. Thanks for Asking”; “And Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane.” Pictures with captions (no one would believe these things without proof) accompany the text.

Review

So as you may or may not know i have a huge allergy to anything Non Fiction related, i mean i know it’s real life, and it’s very interesting, but my mind just goes NOPE and i can’t concentrate on them.

This one was a HUGE exception, i pretty much laughed from the first sentence onwards throughout the whole book.

Narrated by the author Jenny Lawson, she takes us through her hilarious life stories.

Who is Jenny Lawson and why is she making a book you ask?? Yep i did too.

Jenny Lawson is a blogger, she writes The Bloggess and it is utterly brilliant, i am a new follower of her blog, Twitter, Facebook, i mean I’m practically stalking the poor woman now!

The reason being, she is like my spirit animal, i am a little bit in love with her (in a non stalker/serial killer way) I mean, I don’t want to use her skin as a table lamp or anything, but I would love to meet her as she just sounds amazing!

Her family background is just too fabulous to describe, but things like her taxidermist father waking her and her sister up in the middle of the night to show her a ‘Magic Squirrel’ (read dead and hand stuffed up his ass) is one of the highlights.

You dont often meet people that say ‘I had a pet Raccoon in my bathtub’ very often, if at all, and even if they do, they certainly wouldn’t dress them in little shorts!

Not every page is full of laughs, there are a few times that my heart hurt for her, especially when she spoke about trying to conceive, but most of it is done with a chipper side of laughs.

Not many people can sing at the top of their lungs “I GOT MY HAND STUCK IN A COWS VAGINA” and get away with it, but she does, and she does it brilliantly.

If possible listen to the audio, you wont regret it.

📣Jenny, i doubt that you will, but if you ever read this then know i am TOTALLY up for us being BFF’s, i dont even need to move into your basement or anything, i can just turn up unannounced, as long as i don’t get attacked by any Turkey/Quail guard dogs 😂

🎧🎧Narration for the book is done by Jenny herself, and it was AMAZING, she is hilariously funny, and although some of the subjects are heartwrenching she still delivers a stellar performance.

A Laugh A Minute

Enjoy

V x

Unloved by Katy Regnery – @KatyRegnery @TheRealJoeArden @NarratorMaxine #Audiobook #Review

Unloved

Unloved by Katy Regnery

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Feel the Feels Stars

Synopsis

My name is Cassidy Porter…

My father, Paul Isaac Porter, was executed twenty years ago for the brutal murder of twelve innocent girls.

Though I was only eight-years-old at the time, I am aware – every day of my life – that I am his child, his only son.

To protect the world from the poison in my veins, I live a quiet life, off the grid, away from humanity.

I promised myself, and my mother, not to infect innocent lives with the darkness that swirls within me, waiting to make itself known.

It’s a promise I would have kept…if Brynn Cadogan hadn’t stumbled into my life.

Now I exist between heaven and hell: falling for a woman who wants to love me, while all along reminding myself that I must remain…

Unloved.

**NOTE: This book is intended for readers 18+**

Review

This is a book that is full of feels.

Told in alternate POV this tells the story of Brynn and Cassidy.

Brynn is a happy go lucky girl, but all of this comes to a sudden and devastating halt.

The prologue had me in tears before I’d even started the story!

Cassidy lives alone, he does this by choice, although he was also advised to do so by his grandpa, he does this because of his father, an infamous serial killer who was executed twenty years ago for killing 12 young girls!

Cassidy doesn’t want to end up like his father so he keeps himself closed away from anyone, living in a self sufficient “off the grid” ranch.

Brynn wants to say goodbye to the love of her life, and the best way she knows how is to climb his favourite mountain Katahdin, close to where Cassidy lives.

A stupid decision on her part finds her in trouble, and Cassidy comes to the rescue and becomes her saviour.

Taking her back to his ranch to nurse her back to health, the story takes a 180 and Cassidy has to fight his feelings for Brynn as he can’t handle how he is feeling, he is scared about the ‘poisoned blood’ in his veins and tries to keep his distance.

Brynn wakes up in a place she doesn’t know, with a man she has never met looking after him, she tries her best to befriend him but he is always keeping her at arms length and she doesn’t know why!

With a couple of great twists that i didn’t see coming, I really enjoyed listening to this book.

🎧🎧Narration was again perfectly done by the always brilliant #AndCock Joe Arden, and the most beautiful Maxine Mitchell, they really are a dream team together and an instant 1 click for me, regardless of the author, which is exactly how i stumbled across this little beautiful book.

Feel the Feels and Enjoy

V x

Flashback Friday Featuring – One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus – #FBF #bookreview @writerkmc

One of Us is Lying

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

5 suspicious Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little LiarsOne of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.”

Review

Please ignore all comparisons of this book to The Breakfast Club…. and go into this book with an open mind….

The only similarity to this book and that fabulous 80s movie is these five very stereotyped teenagers spend some time in detention together… this is where the similarities end…. and I mean this in a good way…. I really enjoyed this book….

Loved all these characters….. and I really wanted them all to be innocent…. it was fun and interesting to see all the character growth in all of them stemming from this tragedy….. they all had secrets to hide, but ultimately I think they found strength in each other….

I really don’t want to say too much… but I didn’t see the end coming until quite late in the book…. and it still surprise me some….

Absolutely recommend whether you are a fan of young adult or not…. any age this is a fabulous book filled with wonderful characters and twists and turns….. Who is lying?

Enjoy solving the mystery,

Berit

Royally Screwed by Emma Chase #flashbackfriday #bookreview @EmmaChse

Royally Screwed

Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

5 Royal Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant; hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.

Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.

Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.

Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.

There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces, and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately, the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.

But to Olivia, Nicholas is worth it.

Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King… or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.

Review

And they all live happily ever after…. or do they?

Olivia finds herself in her own real life fairy tale…. once Upon a Time… prince Nicholas walks in the door of her coffee shop….. their meeting starts off with her slamming a pie in his face… after he makes an inappropriate offer…. but he is a prince, so of course he is charming…. and charms her into going on a date with him….

what starts off as a fling… grows into so much more…. but there are problems… Prince Nicholas is set to be married in five months… and definitely not to New Yorker Olivia… a simple commoner… and as much as Olivia likes being treated as a princess 👑 there is a lot of responsibility that goes along with dating a royal….is she up for it?

Loved the characters in this book… both the primary and all the secondary characters…. they really added so much to this book… Emma Chase is probably one of the best at writing the male Point of view…. looking forward to the next book in the series…💕

🎧🎧🎧 The audiobook narration was done by Andi Arndt and Shane East both did a wonderful job! But every book is a bit better when it is narrated by the amazing Andi Arndt 😍

Who Wants Pie?

Berit