Cover Reveal: Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan

Today is the cover reveal for Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Katzilla Designs

four-of-a-kindFour of a Kind (Four of a Kind #1)
by Kellie Sheridan
Genre: Contemporary
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: January 4, 2017

Blurb:
The odds of giving birth to identical quadruplets: 1 in 13 million.

The population of Fairview, a town where all anyone talks about is the Fairview Four’s return after fourteen years: 47,327.

The chance of Reagan meeting a guy who sees her as one of a kind: better than she thinks.

Following in her sisters’ footsteps—and, all too often, their shadows—is nothing new to Reagan. But a disastrous first day at Fairview High forces her down a new path, one that could lead to seeing herself as more than just someone else’s sister. Things aren’t going as smoothly for Reilly, Reece, and Rhiannon though. How can Reagan let herself be happy—or dare to fall in love—when she may be the only one who can bring her family back together?

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets Gilmore Girls in the first novel of a heartwarming new series about first loves, family, and finding your way.

You can find Four of a Kind on Goodreads

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kellie-sheridanAbout the Author:
Kellie Sheridan been in love with stories in all of their forms for as long as she can remember. Admittedly, sometimes that means falling into places like Stars Hollow and Sunnydale, but books have always been her true love. In early 2011 she began writing a book blog in order to share my favorite reads with book lovers. From there, the bookish community encouraged her to stop sitting on her own stories and share them instead. Her first novel, Mortality released in March of 2013, and she’s been publishing ever since.

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About Where we Were:

Our entire lives have been shaped around our identity as identical quadruplets. Four sisters, all with the same face, but totally different personalities. We are four of a kind, and there has never been a time when we didn’t have each other to lean on. But, when our parents announce that we’ll been moving away from the city and back to the town where we were born, we can no longer be certain of anything but change.

This is where we were.

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Release Day Blitz: The Pawn (Endgame #1) by Skye Warren

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Today is my stop during the release day blitz for The Pawn (Endgame #1) by Skye Warren. I’ll review the book today and there are some teasers, an excerpt and a giveaway!

the-pawnTitle: The Pawn
Author: by Skye Warren
Series: Endgame #1
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
The price of survival…

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl’s college to take care of the only family I have left.

There’s one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.

My virginity.

A forbidden auction…

Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he’s the only kindness in a brutal underworld.
Except he’s playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing.

THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.

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My Review:
This one should come with a health warning: Dark and dangerously seductive and highly addictive from the get-go.

Avery has been sheltered her entire life by her over-protective father and her social-climbing fiance. She has lived like a modern-day princess, not wanting for a thing. However, everything comes crashing down around her when her father is accused of fraud and later beaten to within an inch of death. Avery has to step up and look after him while trying to keep the roof over them and cover his medical bills.

Desperate times call for desperate measures and she reaches out to a notorious gangster looking for a loan. There she meets the manipulative, secretive Gabriel and suddenly she is signing up to sell her virginity to the highest bidder.

The first half of this book was exceptional – suspenseful and slow-building and it had me on the edge of my seat. Those scenes at the auction were incredibly well written. I had butterflies in my chest and a nasty taste in my mouth and I actually had to look away from my kindle a few times because it was so awful to read. I felt her pain, her humiliation and her desperation to try and cling onto herself.

The second half felt rushed to me and I wish it had been fleshed out more so I could feel the connection between Gabriel and Avery. I still don’t understand how she could have feelings for the man that has orchestrated her demise, and, while I did catch glimpses of the man he is underneath, I can’t forgive the cold, callous way he treated her at the end. To be fair, it’s obvious he hates himself for what he has set in motion, but still.

I suspect there are other players in this and that Gabriel himself has been set up, but I could be barking up the wrong tree. I suspect creepy Uncle Landon of having a hand in this, and I’m so intrigued to find out where it’s heading. I hope in the next book that Avery really mans up and fights back because she was a little too weak at times in this one. I want her to kick butt next time and really go all out to seek vengeance.

The sex scenes were hot and well written and I enjoyed this author’s writing style. I also adore the underworld vibes and hope she explores this further as the series progresses. While this isn’t a new story (I’ve read similar like it) it manages to remain authentic and it comfortably stands on its own, largely because it’s well executed and the characters are decently developed.

I really look forward to continuing this series especially as that cliffy has left me dangling one-handed off the ledge.

Thanks to the author and Inkslinger PR for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Excerpt:
A sense of familiarity fills the space between us even though I know we haven’t met. This man is a stranger, but he looks at me as if he wants to know me. He looks at me as if he already does. There’s an intensity to his eyes when they sweep over my face, as firm and as telling as a touch.
“I need…” A thud against my ribs as I think about all the things I need—a rewind button. One person in the city who doesn’t hate me by name alone. “I need a loan.”
He gives me a slow perusal, from the nervous slide of my tongue along my lips to the high neckline of my dress. I tried to dress professionally—a black cowl-necked sweater and pencil skirt. His strange amber gaze unbuttons my coat, pulls away the expensive cotton, tears off the cotton fabric of my bra and panties. He sees right through me, and I shiver as a ripple of awareness runs over my skin.
I’ve met a million men in my life. Shaken hands. Smiled. I’ve never felt as seen through as I do right now. Never felt like someone has turned me inside out, every dark secret exposed to the harsh light. He sees my weaknesses, and from the cruel set of his mouth, he likes them.
His lids lower. “And what do you have for collateral?”
Nothing except my word. That wouldn’t be worth anything if he knew my name. I swallow past the lump in my throat. “I don’t know.”
Nothing.
He takes a step forward, and suddenly I’m crowded against the brick wall beside the door, his large body blocking out the warm light from inside. He feels like a furnace in front me, the heat of him in sharp contrast to the cold brick at my back. “What’s your name, girl?”
The word girl is a slap in the face. I force myself not to flinch, but it’s hard. Everything about him overwhelms me—his size, his low voice. “I’ll tell Mr. Scott my name.”
In the shadowed space between us, his smile spreads, white and taunting. The pleasure that lights his strange yellow eyes is almost sensual, as if I caressed him. “You’ll have to get past me.”
My heart thuds. He likes that I’m challenging him, and God, that’s even worse. What if I’ve already failed? I’m free-falling, tumbling, turning over without a single hope to anchor me. Where will I go if he turns me away? What will happen to my father?
“Let me go,” I whisper, but my hope fades fast.
His eyes flash with warning. “Little Avery James, all grown up.”
A small gasp resounds in the space between us. He already knows my name. That means he knows who my father is. He knows what he’s done. Denials rush to my throat, pleas for understanding. The hard set of his eyes, the broad strength of his shoulders tells me I won’t find any mercy here.

skye-warrenAbout the Author:
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dark romance such as Wanderlust and Prisoner. Praised as a “true mistress of dark erotica”, her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, four dogs, and one evil cat.

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Release Day Blitz: Home Tears by Tijan

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Today is the release day for Home Tear by Tijan! I can’t wait to read this book! In this post you can find out more about this book, read an excerpt and enter the giveaway for a 50$ amazon gift card!

home-tears-ebook-coverTitle: Home Tears
Author: Tijan
Genres: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
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Blurb:
Dani’s survived a lot of sh*t storms.

Her mother died. Her two sisters loathed her. One aunt hated her. The other was strangely distant, but the worst storm—being dumped by her childhood best friend/high school boyfriend/first love for her younger sister.

There went the one person who was hers and with that, the main reason she stuck around. So, she left for ten years. But now she’s back, and nothing’s the same.

With help from Jonah Bannon, a reformed—kind of—bad boy she remembers from high school, Dani uncovers family secrets that have spanned generations. And along with those, she’s about to face the biggest sh*t storm of her life.

Only this time, she may not survive.

Excerpt:
“Why’d you push me earlier?”
“It’s not important.”
But it was. She felt it in her chest. It was so important, and she needed him to say it again. She was salivating for the chance. She wanted to reassure him, and this time she felt it in her heart. She knew she wasn’t going anywhere. She wanted him to see it in her eyes, that she meant every single word.
She whispered now, “Ask me. Ask me again.”
His eyes met hers, narrowing slightly. He was looking into her, reading her.
She was letting him. There was no wall, no hesitation this time. She wanted him to know her, not just her body. All of her. A second passed. He was still searching in her. Another second. More. He waited a full thirty before asking, his voice so soft and tender, “What would you do if you found out another person cared about you? If you mattered to one more person?”
“Nothing.” She was trying to convey her feelings through her eyes. She wanted him to know so badly. “I wouldn’t run. I wouldn’t walk. I wouldn’t hide. I’d do nothing except stand and embrace it.”
His eyes darkened, an emotion passed in them, one that had her heart beating so fast again. “Yeah?” He let go of her hand, but touched the side of her face. He held her in the palm of his hand, and his thumb rubbed over her cheek. It was like he was smoothing away any lingering worries she might have. “What if I was that person?”
She leaned toward him, her eyes going from his lips back to his gaze. Both were pulling her in, making her yearn for more. “Then I’d say, I feel the same.” Her breath held in her throat. They were talking in code, but it was out now. She was telling him how she felt, and a second later, his lips were on hers.
This. She turned, wound her arms around his neck. This was everything.

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About the Author:
Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing Fallen Crest Six (untitled) along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

To find what to read next of hers, go to http://www.tijansbooks.com/

WALLSTREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

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Secrets and Shadows Box Set Release Day!

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Today is the release day for the Secrets and Shadows Box Set! I have teamed up with several NYT, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors to release the Secrets and Shadows box set collection, just in time for Christmas! Read 10 bestselling young adult novels for only 0.99! This is a limited time offer, so buy your copy now on Amazon!

secrets-and-shadowsTitle: Secrets & Shadows: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Science Fiction Collection
Authors: Kelly St. Clare, Siobhan Davis, Sophie Davis, Angela Fristoe, DelSheree Gladden, Laxmi Hariharan, Melissa Eskue Ousley, Kristin D. Van Risseghem, Rhonda Sermon and Susan Stec
Genres: Young Adult Paranormal, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
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Blurb:
The Secrets and Shadows Boxed Set is a compilation of TEN not to be missed Young Adult Paranormal, Fantasy and Science Fiction full-length novels that will have you turning the pages faster than ever before.

Packed with fairies, witches, shifters, aliens, ghosts, space soldiers, deadly magic, gritty dystopian worlds, complicated relationships, and the ultimate swoon worthy love interests, follow ten badass heroines with remarkable powers and gifts as they face extraordinary challenges and decisions with potentially deadly consequences. They will stop at nothing to protect everyone and everything they love. They are fierce!

With over a million words and more than 900 combined four and five star reviews, this is your ultimate young adult collection of mesmerizing paranormal, action-packed urban fantasy, enthralling time travel, gripping dystopian and captivating space operas from 10 Award Winning, New York Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling authors!

Cover Reveal: Lana’s Ex Prom Date by Amy Sparling

Today is the cover reveal for Lana’s Ex Prom Date by Amy Sparling. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.

lanas-ex-prom-dateLana’s Ex Prom Date
By Amy Sparling
Genre: Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 6 December, 2016

Blurb:
Lana Clarke just got asked out by one of the hottest guys in school. Toby Fitzgerald is undeniably gorgeous, but his charismatic personality makes Lana the envy of every girl at Fawkes High. Senior prom is right around the corner, and although Lana had planned on a stag outing with her friends, Ashlyn and Bennet, Toby asks her to be his date in the most romantic way ever. Her friends are bummed, but support her anyway. After all, Toby Fitzgerald is the boyfriend everyone wants.

Lana’s life is now perfect—until Toby breaks up with her three days before prom.

But he’s a nice guy, and he still wants to take her to prom as a friend. After all, they’d already rented a limo and picked out Lana’s dress together. Her friends think she shouldn’t ditch them for a guy who ditched her, but when she discovers Toby’s secret, she’ll have to choose between lying to her friends, or lying to the whole school.

You can find Lana’s Ex Prom Date on Goodreads

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Amy Sparling is the author of The Summer Unplugged Series, Deadbeat & other awesome books for younger teens. She lives in Texas and has an addiction to sparkly nail polish, taking photos of her cute dog, and swooning over book boyfriends.

You can find and contact Amy here:
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Review: Too Wild to Tame (Romancing the Clarksons #2) by Tessa Bailey

too-wild-to-tameTitle: Too Wild to Tame
Author: Tessa Bailey
Series: Romancing the Clarksons #2
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Sometimes you just can’t resist playing with fire . . .

By day, Aaron Clarkson suits up, shakes hands, and acts the perfect gentleman. But at night, behind bedroom doors, the tie comes off and the real Aaron comes out to play. Mixing business with pleasure got him fired, so Aaron knows that if he wants to work for the country’s most powerful senator, he’ll have to keep his eye on the prize. That’s easier said than done when he meets the senator’s daughter, who’s wild, gorgeous, and 100 percent trouble.

Grace Pendleton is the black sheep of her conservative family. Yet while Aaron’s presence reminds her of a past she’d rather forget, something in his eyes keeps drawing her in. Maybe it’s the way his voice turns her molten. Or maybe it’s because deep down inside, the ultra-smooth, polished Aaron Clarkson might be more than even Grace can handle . . .

My Review:
Another fiery, funny, heart-warming story of family, friendship, and love that has all the feels.

The Clarkson’s beloved mother has passed on and she left a journal/letter asking them to go on a road trip to honor her memory. Except, it’s much more than that. Miriam realized her children were all struggling in their own ways, that they were distant from one another, and they desperately needed an excuse to bond and find their path in life. So, she’s stepped in from the grave. Gotta love a ghostly meddling mother!

In the first book in this great series, Rita finds her path and her soulmate, so in this instalment, we have three Clarksons remaining – Aaron, Belmont, and Peggy. Peggy’s friend Sage (and somewhat love interest for Belmont) is still along for the ride.

I was really excited to read this book after enjoying book one and already harboring a secret crush on Aaron. Aaron is the blunt, emotionless, practical organizer of the bunch. He enjoys playing that role but feels unfulfilled. He is trying to get his political career back on track so he asks his siblings to detour to Iowa so he can try and wangle a new position with a presidential candidate.

This is how he ends up crossing paths with Grace Pendleton – said candidate’s vivacious and spunky daughter. Grace has a hidden past, and her parents manipulate her, deliberately keeping her in the background, and trying to force her to comply by deploying devious underhanded methods. It made me sick how her father was prepared to throw her to the wolves to further his own political career.

Aaron and Grace are kindred spirits and they quickly form a bond, helped along by the explosive chemistry they share. They just get each other and I loved watching their relationship develop. It’s quite angsty and dramatic and involves lots of toing and froing, but that’s one of my fav relationship tropes.

Although this is a light-hearted read, there are some powerful messages in the story all the same. One of the things that really resonated with me, is how one off-hand comment from a parent can shape a child’s life. Aaron is fixated on something his dad said to him one time, and it is how he has measured himself his whole life. It’s damaged his relationship with his siblings, most notably Belmont, and has sabotaged any chance of finding true love. As a parent, that has really made me stop and think long and hard about the level of responsibility I have towards my own children in that regard. How every little thing I say, whether it seems flippant or irrelevant, may be construed by my children. It makes me want to be more cautious of what I say and how I say it, because if I was Aaron’s dad and I knew how that one remark, that one situation, would derail his future, I’d want a time machine to go back and do it all over completely differently. I like books that make me think introspectively, and this one gets extra bonus points for that.

The writing is fab, pace is perfect, and the character development was great.

Overall this was a great read. I love the premise of this series and I look forward to reading Peggy’s story next.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Cover Reveal: Home Tears by Tijan

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Today is the cover reveal for Home Tears by Tijan. I am excited to show you the cover for Tijan her next book Home Tears! There’s also an excerpt of the book and a giveaway!

home-tears-ebook-coverTitle: Home Tears
Author: Tijan
Genres: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
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Blurb:
Dani’s survived a lot of sh*t storms.

Her mother died. Her two sisters loathed her. One aunt hated her. The other was strangely distant, but the worst storm—being dumped by her childhood best friend/high school boyfriend/first love for her younger sister.

There went the one person who was hers and with that, the main reason she stuck around. So, she left for ten years. But now she’s back, and nothing’s the same.

With help from Jonah Bannon, a reformed—kind of—bad boy she remembers from high school, Dani uncovers family secrets that have spanned generations. And along with those, she’s about to face the biggest sh*t storm of her life.

Only this time, she may not survive.

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Excerpt:
“Why’d you push me earlier?”
“It’s not important.”
But it was. She felt it in her chest. It was so important, and she needed him to say it again. She was salivating for the chance. She wanted to reassure him, and this time she felt it in her heart. She knew she wasn’t going anywhere. She wanted him to see it in her eyes, that she meant every single word.
She whispered now, “Ask me. Ask me again.”
His eyes met hers, narrowing slightly. He was looking into her, reading her.
She was letting him. There was no wall, no hesitation this time. She wanted him to know her, not just her body. All of her. A second passed. He was still searching in her. Another second. More. He waited a full thirty before asking, his voice so soft and tender, “What would you do if you found out another person cared about you? If you mattered to one more person?”
“Nothing.” She was trying to convey her feelings through her eyes. She wanted him to know so badly. “I wouldn’t run. I wouldn’t walk. I wouldn’t hide. I’d do nothing except stand and embrace it.”
His eyes darkened, an emotion passed in them, one that had her heart beating so fast again. “Yeah?” He let go of her hand, but touched the side of her face. He held her in the palm of his hand, and his thumb rubbed over her cheek. It was like he was smoothing away any lingering worries she might have. “What if I was that person?”
She leaned toward him, her eyes going from his lips back to his gaze. Both were pulling her in, making her yearn for more. “Then I’d say, I feel the same.” Her breath held in her throat. They were talking in code, but it was out now. She was telling him how she felt, and a second later, his lips were on hers.
This. She turned, wound her arms around his neck. This was everything.

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About the Author:
Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing Fallen Crest Six (untitled) along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

To find what to read next of hers, go to http://www.tijansbooks.com/

WALLSTREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

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Blog Tour: Fire in You (Wait for You #6) by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout

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I am so excited to be part of the blog tour for Fire in You (Wait for You #6) by Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn today! I will share my review for this book, there’s a teaser image of the book, a special pre-order campaign and I got to interview Jennifer L. Armentrout!

fire-in-youTitle: Fire in You
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn
Series: Wait for You #6
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 stars
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Blurb:
From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author comes a richly moving story about heartbreak and guilt, second chances and hope. Full of familiar, fan-favorite characters and no two people more deserving of a happy ending, Fire In You will burn bright beyond the last page…

Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.

She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again. But he’s firmly back in her life before she knows it, and not only is he older, he’s impossibly more handsome, more teasing and more everything. And when he sees Jillian, he’s no longer capable of thinking of her as the little girl who was his shadow growing up or the daughter of the man who gave him a second chance at life. He sees the woman who’d always been there for him, the one person who believed in him no matter what.

Brock knows she’s the one he should’ve made his, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns to red-hot chemistry that sparks a flame that burns brighter than lust. Falling for Brock again risks more than her heart, because when the sorrow-filled and guilt-ridden past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they’ve fought to build together, and destroy the dreams of those they care most about.

My Review:
A feel-good second-chances love story full of hope and heart.

This is the last book in Jennifer’s Wait for You series so I was feeling quite nostalgic reading it. Even though I prefer her YA and NA paranormal books to her other work, I have really enjoyed this series and come to love all the couples – they are like long-lost friends at this stage.

One of the aspects I adored about this book was how much the other couples featured, especially Cam and Avery who are my all time fav couple. But we also got to see everyone else and they are all happily married and with kids or with kids on the way. It gave me tons of warm and cozy feelings to see everyone in such a good place.

I warmed to Jillian pretty much straight away – she has been through so much but she’s a fighter and she’s determined to reclaim the life she always wanted despite the tragedy and trauma of her past. Finally facing up to her legacy, she returns to the Lima Academy only to discover that Brock is back on the scene and there’s no escaping him. He has been the love of her life since she was nine but he has hurt her in the past and she has deliberately kept her distance from him since the fateful night that tore them apart.

Brock has always had a soft spot for Jilly although he acknowledges that he has failed her and let her down. Now, he wants a chance to make that up to her and to prove to her that they truly belong together.

This was quite a slow-burning build up to their relationship but it was really sweet and full of humor and warmth and love. I adored it.

I did feel like it lacked a little depth in terms of plot and that’s the only reason why this is a four-star rather than five-star review, however, I still think it was a great read and a very fitting end to a fantastic series.

When I pick up a JLA book, I always know I’m in for a good time and this reading experience was no different.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to the author and her publicist for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

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Let me open by saying how honored I am to interview my favorite author for my blog. I am a MASSIVE fan of Jennifer’s work having read everything she has written, and I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve reread the Covenant and Lux series. Thank you, Jennifer, for the hours of sheer entertainment value you have given me (and for Aiden St. Delphi – definitely, thanks for him!!)

INTERVIEW
1. You are a hugely prolific writer, and I know that requires strong discipline—so, I’m curious to know what your writing process/structure is like?
I don’t have a strict writing process or structure, but I don’t usually outline before I begin writing a book. I’ll just come up with an idea and the main characters, then I start writing the first chapter. I write every day and I’m usually watching TV for the background noise while I’m writing.

2. You have inspired my own writing, and I was wondering which authors have inspired you?
Richie Cusick

3. Fire in You is the last book in the amazing Wait for You series. I loved it, but it was bittersweet when I reached the end knowing that I’m waving goodbye to some of my favorite characters. How do you feel when you reach the end of a series?
I think bittersweet describes my feelings when I reach the end of a series, too. I loved writing the Wait for You series and all of the couples, but I’m also excited to start writing something new.

4. You write the most swoon-worthy book boyfriends, and I love so many of them, but Aiden has a very special place in my heart. Which one of your male characters holds a special place in your heart and why?
I think that all of my male characters hold a special place in my heart for different reasons. It’s a tough choice. In the Wait for You series, I’d probably pick Jase.

5. What do you like to do in your downtime? (Writers around the world screaming “downtime? What the heck is that!”)
It’s true that I don’t have a lot of time outside of writing and events, but I love to garden when I have the opportunity. I’ll also take some time to decorate for the holidays because I love having my house decorated early for Christmas.

6. Have you ever been to Ireland or do you have any plans to come here?
I haven’t been to Ireland, but I would love to visit at some point!

7. What can we expect to see on the shelves from you in 2017?
Till Death – February 28, 2017
The Struggle – March 28, 2017
The Dead List (Spring 2017)
Brave (Summer 2017)
If There’s No Tomorrow (Fall 2017)

Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me. I can’t wait to read your new stuff and I’m hoping we get to see Daemon, Katy, and the rest of the Lux cast on the big screen soon!

JLA_Author-photoAbout the Author:
# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins

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Blog Tour: The Bad Boy Bargain by Kendra C. Highley

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Today is my stop during the blog tour for The Bad Boy Bargain by Kendra C. Highley. Scroll down to read my review for this book! View the whole tour schedule here.

the-bad-boy-bargainTitle: The Bad Boy Bargain
Author: Kendra C. Highley
Series: standalone
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Baseball player Kyle Sawyer has many labels: bad boy, delinquent, ladies’ man, fearless outfielder… Only one of them is actually true. But then sweet ballet dancer Faith Gladwell asks him to help wreck her reputation, and everything goes sideways.

Faith knows a thing or two about love, and what she had with her cheating jerk of an ex wasn’t it. When he starts spreading rumors about her being an Ice Queen, Faith decides it’s time to let a little bad into her life.

Lucky for her, Kyle Sawyer–dark, dangerous, totally swoonworthy Kyle Sawyer–is landscaping her backyard over Spring Break. Shirtless. And if she can convince him to play along, ” dating” Kyle will silence the rumors.

But Faith’s plan threatens to expose Sawyer’s biggest secret of all…and that’s a risk he’s not willing to take.

My Review:
This sweet, adorable romance ticked all the boxes for me. It was a quick, entertaining read that left me with so many good feels. I’ll definitely be checking out more of this author’s work in future.

Faith has been trying to work up the courage to finish with her bf of six months, Cameron, but she’s a nice girl and she doesn’t want to hurt his feelings. When the cat is out of the bag, Cameron shows no such concern for her when he runs off with another girl straightaway and then starts spreading malicious rumors about her around school.

Faith needs to put a stop to it and the solution magically appears in her backyard. Kyle has lived behind his manufactured rep for years and the strain of keeping up a facade is really getting to him. When Faith enters his world, for the very first time he’s forced to confront the reality of his situation and he doesn’t like the corner he’s boxed himself into.

As he grows closer to Faith, he begins to question everything about himself and the path he has chosen. Faith starts to fall for the sweet boy who is nothing like she expected. She quickly realizes something is amiss but it takes a bit of toing and froing before Kyle can summon up the courage to tell her who he really is.

Gosh, I just loved this story in its entirety! Not only is it an entertaining well-written story with great characters and the appropriate amount of emotional depth but it is packed full of so many positive messages for teens. I loved how the author explored teen identity vs societal perception and how powerful the message was about being true to yourself. I also really adored Kyle’s personality and how thoughtful he was when it came to winning Faith’s heart. He was so respectful of her and he took the time to get to know her and find out the things she liked and took a real genuine interest in same. Not because he wanted to get her into bed but because he truly liked her and wanted to understand and support her. It was a different take on the hot bad-boy type and I really found that refreshing.

The writing is great and the pacing is perfect. I genuinely can’t find any fault with this book. I loved it so much I’m planning on purchasing a paperback copy for my 16-year-old son because I think it will be a great read for him.

Thanks to Entangled Teen for providing an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

kendraAbout the Author:
Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to four self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes in everyday magic, extraordinary love stories, and the restorative powers of dark chocolate.

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Review: The Goal (Off-Campus #4) by Elle Kennedy

the-goalTitle: The Goal
Author: Elle Kennedy
Series: Off-Campus #4
Rating: 3.75 stars
Genres: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
She’s good at achieving her goals…

College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change.

But the game just got a whole lot more complicated

Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.

My Review:
The Goal is a fitting end to what’s been an enthralling, panty-melting, sizzling rollercoaster ride of a series.

John Tucker has been the quietest of the Briar boys. Before reading this book, the impression I had of him was that of a gentle giant and somewhat of a momma’s boy. And he is all that – but so much more. Without a doubt, Tuck was the star of this show. You can’t help but fall for his old worldly charm and good manners, mixed with his devilish, naughty side.

I was wary of Sabrina going into this book, and she is one complex lady. No one has really ever loved her so she doesn’t know how to love or be loved. She has this iron-clad wall up, which isn’t easily shattered, but Tuck is oh-so-patient with her, and it only endeared me to him more.

I was warming up to Sabrina when the baby bombshell hit, and I began to hate her for how she treated Tucker. She consistently pushed him away and I intensely disliked how she decided how he was feeling without even asking him for his opinion. Yes, it was her body, and ultimately her choice, but she gave him no part of the decision-making process and that boiled my blood. I wished they had just sat down and talked it through but she was so used to fending for herself that she shut him out and he was too afraid that she’d put her walls back up. I did think he could’ve been a bit firmer with her – it was his baby too.

I also felt like a lot of the pregnancy and their relationship was rushed or glossed over and big chunks swept past without much mention. It disrupted the flow a little for me.

I loved all the glimpses we got into the other couples, and I loved how Sabrina and Dean interacted. The writing was superb as usual, and it was an enjoyable read, but it definitely had a different vibe than the first three books. To be fair, we were dealing with unplanned pregnancy so it was a serious subject matter, but it lacked some of the humor of the preceding books.

Overall, though, it was a great read, just not my fav in the series.

I get a sense there might be a spin-off as there was a hint to a Summer-Fitz potential relationship toward the end. Oh please, let it be true! I am so not ready to say goodbye to these boys or this world. It truly is an incredible series, and if you haven’t read it yet you need your head examined.

Over and out.

Actual rating: 3.75 stars.