Genre: Love & Romance


Oct 12
Review – The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Review – The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Title: The Testing Author: Joelle Charbonneau Release Date: June 4, 2013 Pages: 336, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.91 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16+? (No more than kissing, but a decent amount of violence) Summary from Goodreads: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same?  The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.  Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming… Read more »


Oct 02
Review – Relativity by Cristin Bishara

Review – Relativity by Cristin Bishara

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: Relativity Author: Cristin Bishara Release Date: September 10, 2013 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books Pages: 288, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.66 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG (Nothing more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: If Ruby Wright could have her way, her dad would never have met and married her stepmother Willow, her best friend George would be more than a friend, and her mom would still be alive. Ruby knows wishes can’t come true; some things just can’t be undone. Then she discovers a tree in the middle of an Ohio cornfield with a wormhole to nine alternative realities.  Suddenly, Ruby can access completely different realities, each containing variations of her life—if things had gone differently at key moments. The windshield wiper missing her mother’s throat…her big brother surviving his ill-fated birth…her father never having met Willow. Her ideal world—one with everything and everyone she wants most—could be within reach. But is there such… Read more »


Sep 30
Review – The Elite (The Selection #2) by Keira Cass

Review – The Elite (The Selection #2) by Keira Cass

Reviews 0 ★★★

Title: The Elite Series: The Selection #2 Author: Keira Cass Release Date: April 23, 2013 Pages: 323, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.94 stars My Rating: 3/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-13 (Nothing more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection. Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea. America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to… Read more »


Sep 25
Review & Giveaway – Escape From Eden by Elisa Nader

Review & Giveaway – Escape From Eden by Elisa Nader

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 1 ★★★★½

  Tour Schedule Title: Escape From Eden Author: Elisa Nader Release Date: August 18, 2013 Pages: 271, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.14 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16+? (Some sex and sexual situations – some serious issues addressed, and some relatively strong violence) Summary from Goodreads: Since the age of ten, Mia has lived under the iron fist of the fundamentalist preacher who lured her mother away to join his fanatical family of followers. In Edenton, a supposed “Garden of Eden” deep in the South American jungle, everyone follows the Reverend’s strict but arbitrary rules—even the mandate of whom they can marry. Now sixteen, Mia dreams of slipping away from the armed guards who keep the faithful in, and the curious out. When the rebellious and sexy Gabriel, a new boy, arrives with his family, Mia sees a chance to escape.  But the scandalous secrets the two discover beyond the compound’s façade are more shocking than… Read more »


Sep 13
Review & $25 Gift Card Giveaway – Runes & Immortals (Runes books 1 & 2) by Ednah Walters

Review & $25 Gift Card Giveaway – Runes & Immortals (Runes books 1 & 2) by Ednah Walters

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 2 ★★★★

Tour Schedule   I’m very excited to participate in the tour for Immortals!  If you haven’t read Runes yet (which is book #1 in the series), make sure to skip right past the information about Immortals and read about Runes instead.  I don’t want to spoil anything for you! Title: Immortals Series: Runes (Book #2) (See Below For Book #1) Author: Ednah Walters Release Date: August 5, 2013 Pages: 342, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.41 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: 16+ (Lots of kissing and some talk of sex, but no actual sex)   Summary from Goodreads: Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something… Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her,… Read more »


Aug 12
Review – Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Review – Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Reviews 0 ★★★½

Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door Series: Companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss Author: Stephanie Perkins Release Date: September 29, 2011 Pages: 338, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.00 stars My Rating: 3.5/5 stars Content Rating: PG-13 (Nothing more than kissing actually shown, although characters are having sex)   Summary from Goodreads: Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion…she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit–more sparkly, more fun, more wild–the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. When Cricket–a gifted inventor–steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.   Lola and the Boy Next Door was a cute, light, fun… Read more »


Jul 20
ARC Review: Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

ARC Review: Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

Reviews 11 ★★★★★

Title: Indelible Author: Dawn Metcalf Release Date: July 30, 2013 Pages: 384, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.79 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars Content Rating: PG-16? (Some pretty scary scenes and references to sex-though none is shown) Summary from Goodreads: Some things are permanent. Indelible. And they cannot be changed back. Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same. Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future…and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy… Read more »


Jul 17
Review & Waiting on Wednesday – Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Review & Waiting on Wednesday – Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Reviews, Waiting on Wednesday 5 ★★★★★

My Waiting on Wednesday post has been combined with my review of Opal because they are so related… I think you can probably figure out what I’m waiting for, but scroll down to the bottom to see for sure… Title: Opal Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Date: December 11, 2012 Pages: 382, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.49 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars Content Rating: PG-16? (My made-up rating to mean something between PG-13 and R, Some near-sex scenes and one sex scene which is definitely described, but not in physical detail.) Summary from Goodreads: No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on. But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love. After everything,… Read more »


Jul 09
Review: Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Review: Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Reviews 3 ★★★★

Title: Onyx Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Date: August 14, 2012 Pages: 396, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.46 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Content Rating: PG-16? (Some sexually charged scenes, but no actual sex) Summary from Goodreads: Being connected to Daemon Black sucks… Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. Something worse than the Arum has come to town… The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him…. Read more »


Jul 04
Review: The Selection by Keira Cass

Review: The Selection by Keira Cass

Reviews 11 ★★★★

Title: The Selection Author: Keira Cass Release Date: April 24, 2012 Pages: 327, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.1 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Content Rating: PG (Some kissing, but that’s about it) Summary from Goodreads: For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s… Read more »