Saturday 30 June 2018

The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren #bookreview #romance

The Ones Who Got Away (The Ones Who Got Away #1)

Liv's words cut off as Finn got closer. The man approaching was nothing like the boy she'd known. The bulky football muscles had streamlined into a harder, leaner package and the look in his deep green eyes held no trace of boyish innocence.

It's been twelve years since tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a few students survived that fateful night—a group the media dubbed The Ones Who Got Away.

Liv Arias thought she'd never return to Long Acre—until a documentary brings her and the other survivors back home. Suddenly her old flame, Finn Dorsey, is closer than ever, and their attraction is still white-hot. When a searing kiss reignites their passion, Liv realizes this rough-around-the-edges cop might be exactly what she needs...

Source:  eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley and Edelweiss
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 1 in a new series

My The Ones Who Got Away Review . . .

Gah! This book I can't even imagine what these characters how did live through after the school shooting.  Even just thinking about school shooting makes my heart hurt, and the fact that it's an actual reality especially in the states breaks my heart and hurts my soul.

~ Love never ends.  But fear could.~ 

Having a book that focuses on the survivors is a great idea, and as usual Roni Loren did an amazing job portraying this story with a whole bunch of added sizzle as well.

Finn Dorsey and Olivia (Liv) Arias were once a thing, a hidden thing,  because they were from opposite worlds.  But they were everything to each other when they were young until the shooting changed everything.

"Meaning I'm back in town that thinks I'm a hero when I wasn't, talking to some reporter about stuff I wish I could forget, and standing here with the girl I almost got killed-and I still don't know what to say to her."

We all have our demons and sometimes we are only able to survive not thrive,  and for Liv and Finn they weren't thriving.  However, reuniting opened up so much more for these two.  Not just healing but also a second chance.

The banter between these two was great.  I loved that they brought out each others quirkiness, yet balanced it out with loads of steam.

"I know.  You can be Oddly Hot.  I'll be Weirdly Sexy.  We'll be a crime-fighting duo." 

Both are trying to make something out of their tragedy but realize they have  a better chance of doing it together than separate. 

"But it's two sides of the same coin.  You don't get to have only one side or the other.  You have to put the whole thing in your pocket and take both, or you get nothing at all.  I don't want to live with empty pockets anymore."

Roni Loren is one of my favorite authors and here again she has done it with a start to another great series.  

Can't wait for more from this series, where we get to find out more from Kincaid, Rebecca and Taryn.

4 It's time to live thumbs ups! 

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Friday 29 June 2018

Cry Baby by Ginger Scott Review Tour #bookreview #teasers

We're celebrating the release of CRY BABY by Ginger Scott! One-Click today!

Cry Baby by Ginger Scott
A Contemporary Young Adult Romance
Release day: June 22, 2018

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“Cry Baby is brilliantly written. It's hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking and will leave you thinking about it for days afterward. Bravo, Ms. Scott. This boy-man stole my heart and I don't want it back.”- L.J. Shen, Bestselling Author

Tristan Lopez is loyal to his brothers. He doesn’t really have a choice, born into a gang that has a chokehold on every kid that roams its streets. He gave his life to them willingly, knowing if he did then one day this kingdom, led by boys drunk with power and ruled by fear, would all be his.

He was loyal through it all. Loyal when prison took his dad away. Loyal when his face was touched by the cold metal of the rival gang’s gun. Loyal even though his mom begged him to run the moment she returned home from rehab.

He thought about becoming someone else. It was hard not to crave the life of a regular 17-year-old. It’s the only reason he stayed in school—to pretend. But he always fell back in line.


Riley Rojas didn’t belong in Tristan’s real world. She should have only been part of the fantasy, one of the many faces he got to pretend with amidst rows of metal chairs and desks and whiteboards with assignments. But there she was, moving boxes from the back of an old pick-up into a house Tristan had shot up on a dare with his friends only a few months before.

Tall enough to look him in the eyes and strong enough to fill his shadow, Riley took up space on his streets, her loud mouth fearless in the face of the gang leaders who terrified everyone else. She pushed Tristan around on the hard court, and she balled better than his friends—better than him

sometimes. She challenged him. She needed him. He liked it. And when her pale blue eyes stared into his, he quit wanting to pretend.

He couldn’t ask her to leave because she’d only dig her heels in deeper. He couldn’t ask because he didn’t want her to go. She was blurring his lines. She was testing his loyalty.

He was falling in love.

And it was going to tear him apart.

About the Author:

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, Hold My Breath, and A Boy Like You.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Wordsmith Publicity
Genre: NA/Adult Romance

My Cry Baby Review . . .

Normally I adore anything by Ginger Scott, and don't get me wrong I did quite like this one a lot as well, but this is the first time it took me awhile to get enraptured by the story.  However, the slow build up is also needed to build the foundation of this gang lifestyle, especially since most reading the story will be ignorant in this way of living.  Once the foundation was set then the story picked up and I was able to get lost in the story and the characters as I usually do with Ginger Scott..

Tristan was born into a life and now is torn because he wants more than that life, but to get out of that life is basically impossible.

As Tristan's getting pulled more into the life he meets Riley who is the epitomy of hope and future. But he knows he can't have that and the last thing he wants is for anyone to know he has a weakness and wants more.

But that doesn't stop Tristan from wanting more and being attracted to Riley.

Riley has had to fight for everything in life and she's still fighting.   And meeting Tristan just gives her more to fight for.

Ginger has such a great way at making you feel everything that is going on within her stories.

I was rooting for Tristan and Riley the whole way and didn't see any hope possible for these two and then a sliver of light was let through causing the barest of chances for a future and I loved it.

3.75 There is always hope thumbs up! 

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Thursday 28 June 2018

Contracted by Marni Mann Release Blitz #bookreview #teasers


Contracted by Marni Mann

 Publication Date: June 28th, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Years ago, I was burned by a woman.
I forgave, but I haven’t forgotten, and it’s a road I’ll never go down again.
My career has become my life instead. I’m Max Graham, the biggest music agent in the business. Women love me, but I don’t do love anymore. I’ve found another way to meet my needs.
Eve Kennedy—stylist to the stars and total bombshell. By far, she’s the most daring woman I’ve ever had in my bed with a sexual appetite as ferocious as mine.
We might just have the hottest sex life in Miami and LA.
We don’t date anyone else—although, sometimes, we invite someone for a night. We travel the world, and I lavish her with gifts. But she knows my career comes first.
And the best part? For the past two years, she’s been happy with our arrangement.
Or so I thought.
I’ve survived heartbreak once before, but this one could be the end of me.


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About Marni: 

Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Social Butterfly PR
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
 Standalone and part of a standalone series

My Contracted Review . . .

I honestly wasn't sure how this book was going to play out since we already saw Max and Eve together in Signed and Endorsed.  However, Marni was able to carve out another delicious story taming another player.

Eve and Max have a good relationship and she was content until her best friend James made her realize she wants more.  However, Max has done more and doesn't want to rock a good thing with his status quo with Eve. 

The more Eve realized she wanted more, the more Max lets her down causing her to have to let go.   With Max he doesn't always get it right away, but once he figures it out he goes whole hog to fix things.

I adored Eve and Max together and the element of suspense was given with Max's other relationships and how he perceived relationships. 

Now that we have seen all the men of the agency fall in love, I'm foaming at the bit for Scarlett's story.  With her we have seen very little about her except being a kick ass business woman.  Hopefully we get to see Scarlett also be a kickass heroine as well.  And happily with the new merger we may be getting more from this series with new characters.  Fingers Crossed.

I absolutely adore Marni Mann and her ability to tell stories.  She goes from dark to light.  From steamy to sweet.  And everything in between.  She always keeps us guessing and helps us fall in love over and over again.

3.5 Time to man up thumbs up!

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