Wednesday 26 June 2019

Teardrop Shot by Tijan #bookreview #giveaway #teaser

Teardrop Shot


I asked for his criteria for bed buddies-that's the PG version.

He swore at me and said he didn't do groupies. And just like that, our friendship was off to a great start.

Reese Forster was the starting point guard for the Seattle Thunder.

Gorgeous. Cocky. Loved by the nation.

He's also attending preseason basketball training camp where I used to work.

Correction: where I work again, because I was fired from my last job.

And dumped.

And I might have a tiny bit of baggage, but that's normal. Right?

Reese and I shouldn't have become friends. We shouldn't have become roommates.

And we really shouldn't have started sleeping together ... (Except we did.)

I'm adorably psychotic. He's in the NBA.
This is not a disaster waiting to happen, at all.


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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Bocci PR
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

My Teardrop Shot  Review . . .

I just got on the Tijan bandwagon a little while ago and what a ride it has been.  So, when I saw this book I was all over the opportunity to read it.  And I LOVED IT!!!!

Charlie has some issues and she's the perfect representation of awkward when stressed. When Charlie gets stressed she's starts to ask random questions which all ignore except for one.   Charlie's world is falling apart but one constant is her obsession of Reese Forster, NBA great.  

At one time Charlie had a solid group of friends but had to let them go.  Out of no where her friends start to come back and drag her back to in to their fold.   From the beginning we are not sure what destroyed Charlie, but the more she starts to come back to life the more we start to get her past story.  And what a tragic story it was.

While Charlie has the opportunity to work at her old job with her old friends, she also gets the opportunity to meet her idol.  Charlie's meeting with the team was hilarious and caused her quirkiness to almost get out of hand.  However, one player found her quirks hilarious and made him want to know more about her.

Reese's family life is blowing up and causing him and his team to hide.  So, they can to train and stay out of the limelight they end up renting a private camp for their pre-season training camp.   While they are there training he's drawn to the a bit crazy Charlie.  Once Charlie and Reese meet their banter is off the chart.

"You text me that and then shut off your phone?  What are you?  Twelve?"I flushed.  It was a bit immature.  I picked at my shirt.  "Adulting is hard.""Though shit."

Reese and Charlie start as friends but end up so much more.  I loved the healing of these two.   I also loved the relationship between Charlie and her friends.  Charlie had ended up on island by circumstances and didn't have a life line back to the mainland.  Thankfully her friends sent a life preserver and Reese is the one who reeled her back in.  This was such a beautiful, heartfelt amazing story.

There were so many elements that made me love this story.  From Charlie's quirkiness,  her strong personality, her friends, her relationship with Reese and the healing journey.

5 Awkward loving Thumbs up! 

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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang (The Kiss Quotient #2) #bookreview

The Bride Test

(The Kiss Quotient #2)

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can’t turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn’t go as planned. Esme’s lessons in love seem to be working…but only on herself. She’s hopelessly smitten with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection.

With Esme’s time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he’s been wrong all along. And there’s more than one way to love.

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Penguin via NetGalley
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 2 of a series but can be read as a standalone

My The Bride Test Review . . .

This is a follow up yet a standalone to The Kiss Quotient, and it was fantastic.  I LOVED Khai and Esme.  They were perfect for one another. 

If you've read The Kiss Quotient than you've already briefly met Khai before.  However, if this is your first time in this world than you're in for a treat, because Khai is so beautiful.   Khai is autistic and has learned to survive and live a certain way and for him he's happy, or he thinks he is.  He loves routine and structure. 

His mom wants more for Khai so, she searches for the perfect bride for her Khai.  When she goes to Vietnam, she was expecting a certain person but that wasn't panning out, until she meets the cleaner at the hotel, and knows she's found Khai's match. 

    Everyone deserved to love and be loved back.  Everyone.  Even her.

  As Khai's mom convinces Esme to come to America to convince Khai to marry her. It starts a journey for Esme whom has been fighting for everything since she was born.  With this potential opportunity she leaps at the chance even though she left her heart at home. 

    "You're not heavy.  You're a tiny human."

  With language and culture being an issue she doesn't realize that Khai is different like everyone else.  She just likes Khai, which is what they both need.  Khai is stunted to matters of the heart, but this is such a beautiful journey to find his way to happiness.

    "It's not your fault when I hurt people," Khai said.  "It's not yours, either."

  I Loved The Kiss Quotient but I think I like the Bride Test even more.  There was something so beautiful about Khai and Esme and the evolution of both of them. 

    " . . . My heart works in a different way, but it's yours.  You're my one."

I hope we get Quan's story.  I don't know if its a possibility but he's such a huge part of both books and so compassionate and kind, that I would love to see his HEA. 

I highly recommend this author and this book.

4.5 Amazing Thumbs up!

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Saturday 22 June 2019

Made For You by Anyta Sunday #bookreview #MMromance

Made for You

(Love and Family #2)


Ben wants to find a new home.

Twenty-four-year-old Ben McCormick is the primary caregiver for his brother Milo after their parents’ death. A year into the job, he’s totally got the hang of it. Mostly. Sort of. Not at all?

Defeated and thoroughly chastised for his lack in parenting skills at teacher-parent night, Ben slumps away with the resolve to finally get his life sorted: be a better role model, and sell their parents’ house for a fresh start.

But first, he needs to spruce up his house to hit the market. He’s no DIY king, but Milo’s hot-as-hell woodwork teacher is…

Jack wants an old home to fix.
Thirty-nine-year-old Jack Pecker is waiting for the home of his dreams to come on the market in the summer. What better way to wait the interim months than working on a small renovation gig?

Only trouble is, the gig is for the McCormick brothers. And working in close quarters to red-haired Ben McCormick won’t be easy. Not with the attraction that simmers between them. Attraction Ben makes no effort to hide.

But Jack’s professional. Dating a parent is highly discouraged at Kresley Intermediate, and he’d never cross the lines…

Ben and Jack. Two guys searching for a home –
– a home that might just be where their hearts lead them.

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Set in New Zealand, Made For You (Love & Family #2) is an MM gay romance featuring two guys at very different places in their lives – but both finding out they are looking for the same thing.
Can be read as a standalone.

Tropes: friends-to-lovers, slow burn, age gap, found family
Genre: New Adult, light-hearted contemporary gay romance

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of author via NetGalley
Genre: MM Romance
Part 2 of a series but can be read as a Standalone

My Made For You Review . . .

This was my first Anyta Sunday book and it won't be my last. I loved it. I loved the banter between the characters. This story was great.

Ben is responsible for taking care of his little brother but he's struggling doing it right. However, his love for his brother Milo is obvious and what is helping their relationship survive.

Jack is Milo's teacher and ends up Ben's life line to help him keep his head above water with Milo and learning how to adult properly.

I loved the Banter between characters. And here are some of my favorites lines.

"Ben, you can be honest with me."
"In that case, shove me against this wall and suck-"
"Not that honest."

"We're about to have an uncomfortably direct conversation, aren't we?" I ask.
"All part of the adult gig."

Milo whirls a panicked face on me. "Mr. Woodpecker," he whines. "You broke my money machine."

Ben and Jack were a slow burn which made it so much better. Often slow can get drawn out but their evolution was the perfect pace.

"Are you saying you're dating Benjamin McCormick?"
"I'm saying I'm in love with Benjamin McCormick."

Now that I have read Made For, I need to read book 1, Taboo for you,  to get Sam and Luke's back story.  I can't wait for more from this author and this series.

4 Made for Me stars!

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