Genre: Love & Romance


Mar 12
Review – Almost by Anne Eliot

Review – Almost by Anne Eliot

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Title: Almost Author: Anne Eliot Release Date: 2012 Pages: 366 Goodreads Rating: 3.84 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: Mature YA (Sexual Assault) Summary from Goodreads: At a freshman party she doesn’t remember, Jess Jordan was almost raped. …Almost. Very nearly. Not quite. Three years later, Jess has managed to make everyone believe she’s better. Over it. Because she is. …Almost. Very nearly. Not quite. Unfortunately, until Jess proves she’s back to normal activities, her parents won’t discuss college. So, she lands a summer internship and strikes a deal with hockey jock, Gray Porter: He gets $8,000. She gets a fake boyfriend and a social life.  Jess has no idea Gray signed on for reasons other than money. She also never expects to fall in love. But Gray’s amazingly hot, holds her hand all the time, and makes her forget that he’s simply doing his job. It’s like having a real boyfriend. …Almost. Very nearly. Not quite…. Read more »


Feb 25
5 Star Review – American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin

5 Star Review – American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin

Reviews 2 ★★★★★

Title: American Girl on Saturn Series: Saturn #1 Author: Nikki Godwin Release Date: August 29, 2013 Pages: 341 Goodreads Rating: 4.25 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG (Nothing more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom – but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the guys…in their house. Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like… Read more »


Feb 13
5 Star Review & Giveaway – My Date From Hell by Tellulah Darling

5 Star Review & Giveaway – My Date From Hell by Tellulah Darling

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 1 ★★★★½

***This review may contain spoilers for the first book in the series.  To read my review of My Ex From Hell click HERE.*** I LOVED My Date From Hell!!  This book included everything I loved about the first book, but it was even better because I was totally on board with Kai and Sophie this time! The negatives: Annoying deities.  This is nitpicking, but Aphrodite was really annoying to me.  I hated her New York accent (which often made me picture her as a dumb hick instead of a vapid Jersey Shore girl) and she just bugged me.  Luckily, she wasn’t a huge character in the book, so it wasn’t such a big deal that she annoyed me. What I loved: Kai and Sophie.  If you read my review for book #1 in this series, you know that I wasn’t 100% on board with Kai in the first book. He came off as… Read more »


Feb 03
Review & Giveaway – Grimnirs by Ednah Walters

Review & Giveaway – Grimnirs by Ednah Walters

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 0 ★★★★

  Title: Grimnirs Series: Runes #2.5 (but it’s a full-length book!) Author: Ednah Walters Release Date: December 2, 2013 Genre: YA Paranormal Romance  Publisher: Firetrail Publishing Presented by: As You Wish Tours Banner Made by: Jamie Turner-Norton Pages: 348 Goodreads Rating: 4.56 Stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: Very mature YA or 18+ (Relatively explicit sex) Summary from Goodreads: Straight out of the psych ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn’t want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The guy she’s loved from a distance for years moves away without saying goodbye. So yes, she’s nursing a serious heartbreak. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life.  The chemistry between them is mind-blowing.The connection defies logic. Even better, the souls leave her alone when he is around. Too bad Echo is the poster boy for everything she hates in a guy—hot, beautiful,and… Read more »


Dec 29
Review – Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Review – Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: Not a Drop to Drink Author: Mindy McGinnis Release Date: September 24, 2013 Pages: 320, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.89 Stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Nothing more than kissing, though sexual assault is referred to, Violence) Summary from Goodreads: Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water.  Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn’t leave at all. Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand. But wisps of smoke on the horizon… Read more »


Dec 10
Review – Pawn by Aimee Carter

Review – Pawn by Aimee Carter

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Title: Pawn Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion #1 Author: Aimee Carter Publisher: Harlequin Teen Release Date: November 26, 2013 Pages: 296, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.87 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Nothing more than kissing-though references are made to sex trafficking, some violence) Summary from Goodreads: For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked – surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter. There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the… Read more »


Dec 01
Review – My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Review – My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Title: My Life Next Door Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick Release Date: 2012 Pages: 394, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.07 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Sexual content, but it’s handled tastefully and is not at all graphic) Summary from Goodreads: “One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.” The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which… Read more »


Nov 18
Review – Prodigal by Rektok Ross

Review – Prodigal by Rektok Ross

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: Prodigal Author: Rektok Ross Release Date: January 13, 2013 Pages: 329, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.36 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG (No more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: It was supposed to be Lexy Quinn’s year.  The hard-working wallflower has finally landed the coveted spot as Editor of her school’s newspaper. Then the rug is ripped out from under her when she finds out her mom is sick, and the family is moving half-way across the country to Preston Hills, Texas. Lexy can’t think of a worse place to be than at a school full of snobby rich kids where she’ll have to start all over to get people to notice her writing, or–who is she kidding?—notice her at all. When the most swoon-worthy boy in town, who also happens to be the jock celebrity quarterback, gives her an exclusive interview, Lexy’s life takes an unexpected turn. Ash Preston is the perfect guy and,… Read more »


Nov 02
Review – Replica by Jenna Black

Review – Replica by Jenna Black

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: Replica Series: Replica #1 Author: Jenna Black Release Date: July 16, 2013 Pages: 368, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.53 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16? (References to sex-though it’s not shown, some violence) Summary from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Nadia Lake comes from a high-class Executive family in the Corporate States. Her marriage has been arranged with the most powerful family in her state, which means she lives a life of privilege but also of public scrutiny, followed everywhere by photographers, every detail of her private life tabloid fodder. But her future is assured, as long as she can maintain her flawless public image — no easy feat when your betrothed is a notorious playboy. Nathan Hayes is the heir of Paxco — controller of the former state of New York, and creator of human replication technology, science that every state and every country in the world would kill to have. Though Nadia and Nate aren’t in love,… Read more »


Oct 28
Review – Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

Review – Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

Reviews 4 ★★★★½

Title: Allegiant Series: Divergent #3 Author: Veronica Roth Release Date: October 22, 2013 Pages: 526, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.07 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Sex is not directly described, but some intense violence) Summary from Goodreads: One choice will define you. What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change… Read more »