Release Day Blitz: The Failing Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #2) by Sara Ney

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Happy release day to The Failing Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #2) by Sara Ney! This is my stop during the release day blitz for The Failing Hours. Have you read this series? the first book is on my to-read list.

The Failing HoursTitle: The Failing Hours
Author: Sara Ney
Series: How to Date a Douchebag #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Zeke Daniels isn’t just a douchebag; he’s an asshole.

A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships–most assholes don’t.

Dating?
Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.

He’s never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he’s never had any intention of having one. Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they’re related; his own friends don’t even like him.

So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca?
Sweet, quiet Violet—his opposite in every sense of the word.
The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.

And that pisses him off, too.

About the Author:
Purveyor of all things witty & romantic, I love: iced latte’s, traveling, and bright, bold colors. On any given day, you can find me in my office, lovingly gazing at my bookshelf or shuffling my Bic felt-tip pen collection. I love hand writing letters, and sarcasm.

I live in the midwest, but “Will Write for Travel,” and believe everyone should follow their dreams, no matter how big or small. My favorite authors include Cindy Miles, S Walden, Suzanne Enoch – and am a glutton for Historical, RomCom, Sports and MC romance.

One husband. Two daughters. Plenty of chaos.

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Review: More Than Her (More Than #2) by Jay McLean

More Than herTitle: More Than Her
Author: Jay McLean
Series: More Than #2
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
“For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction.”

For every choice you make there are rewards,
or there are consequences.
It was my choice to walk away the first time.
And my choice to chase her the second.
But sometimes you don’t get a choice,
and all you get are the consequences.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Unless that someone is Logan Matthews.
Because loving him didn’t give me
the strength to walk away.
It didn’t give me
the courage to fight for him.
And when it was over,
all it gave me was a broken heart.

My Review:
4.5 stars.

Logan was my favorite character from the first book so I couldn’t wait to get stuck into this book straight away. I think I have a special affinity for the name Logan and I’m also a sucker for that lost, conflicted, bad-boy type with a mask up persona, so it was no surprise that I was going to fall completely in love with him in this book.

Initially, I had a total disconnect with this story as it was told in flashbacks that were confusing and they were pulling me out of the story and distracting me. Thankfully, that didn’t last long and then I became entirely immersed in Amanda and Logan’s love story. It’s the only reason I knocked off half a star.

Amanda fell head over heels in love with Logan and even though they only shared one night when he disappeared from her life it felt like a bigger loss. I could believe that and the fact that she caved relatively easily and let him back into her life.

As we start to discover what is lying underneath the surface, things started to add up and I thought my heart would break for Logan. His early childhood was horrific but he has a great adopted dad now in Alan. Loved Alan’s character.

Of course, just as things are going right for our couple, one night sees everything fall apart. One part of me could understand Logan’s reaction, the other part of me hated that he did the same thing to her again, but I’m totally hooked and it’s on to the next book right now.

Book Blitz: The Room Mate (Roommates #1) by Kendall Ryan

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Today is my stop during the blitz for The Room Mate (Roommates #1) by Kendall Ryan! I share my review with you today!

The Room MateTitle: The Room Mate
Author: Kendall Ryan
Series: Roommates #1
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
The last time I saw my best friend’s younger brother, he was a geek wearing braces. But when Cannon shows up to crash in my spare room, I get a swift reality check.

Now twenty-four, he’s broad shouldered and masculine, and so sinfully sexy, I want to climb him like the jungle gyms we used to enjoy. At six-foot-something with lean muscles hiding under his T-shirt, a deep sexy voice, and full lips that pull into a smirk when he studies me, he’s pure temptation.

Fresh out of a messy breakup, he doesn’t want any entanglements. But I can resist, right?

I’m holding strong until the third night of our new arrangement when we get drunk and he confesses his biggest secret of all: he’s cursed when it comes to sex. Apparently he’s a god in bed, and women instantly fall in love with him.

I’m calling bullshit. In fact, I’m going to prove him wrong, and if I rack up a few much-needed orgasms in the process, all the better.

There’s no way I’m going to fall in love with Cannon. But once we start…I realize betting against him may have been the biggest mistake of my life.

My Review:
Cannon and Paige’s romance is sweet, sexy, and chock-full of laugh out loud moments and scorching hot chemistry. This is Kendall Ryan at her best!

This was a really brilliant, fun, flirty, fast read and I loved it!

Cannon is a great combination of serious and sexy and did I mention he is ridiculously hot? (He’s ridiculously hot!!!!) Paige was a woman after my own heart. I was Head of HR in a previous lifetime so Paige’s chosen career as a HR Manager really resonated with me. Kendall did a stellar job with her character and I loved how calm and controlled she was and I loved the scene the first night Cannon moved in when she asked him questions and expressed interest in him rather than talking about herself. Her personality was very true to the job she performed and we all take parts of our work home with us. She was no walk over and she had no trouble speaking her mind or going for what she wanted even if she had reservations.

Allie was a terrible friend and sister and thank God she redeemed herself at the end.

The only reason this is four-star rather than a five-star review is that I felt the scene with Maggie was inserted purely as a plot device and it was too transparent to be accepted with any level of credibility. I wish this had been interwoven through the story and there were ample opportunities to keep this subplot going which would have given it authenticity and added an extra layer of dept to the book. Other than that, though, I adored it and it’s one of my fav KR reads.

Thanks to the author and Inkslinger PR for providing an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Kendall Ryan Headshot 1 picAbout the Author:
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

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Review: More Than This (More Than #1) by Jay McLean

More Than ThisTitle: More Than This
Author: Jay McLean
Series: More Than #1
Rating: 3 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
When Mikayla imagined her prom night, she envisioned a fairy-tale evening full of romance. So when betrayal and tragedy come in quick succession, Mikayla is completely destroyed. Suddenly, everything she loved and everyone she relied on are tragically, irrevocably gone.

Jake, a handsome boy she just met, happens to witness her loss. With no one to turn to, Mikayla is forced to depend on this near stranger and his family, and he in turn is determined to take care of her. But Mikayla—thrust into adulthood with no one to guide her—is desperate to contain her grief and hide what she considers to be her weakness. Mikayla and Jake both want more, but despite their growing closeness and intense chemistry, she tries to keep her distance and protect her heart. As he does everything in his power to win her trust, Mikayla must choose between remaining alone and safe or letting love in.

My Review:
More Than This contains a lot of the ingredients I love in mature YA contemp romance – lots of teen angst and drama, lies and betrayal, tragedy, strong friendships, and romance to root for.

The first third of this book was great, the middle started to get a little repetitive and the ending became very frustrating as they refused to really talk to one another. Now, I love that in a book but I just felt it was taken to extremes here and it became frustrating to the point of irritation.

Character development was great and I’m totally invested in all the characters. I loved Jake – he was great from the very outset and so patient with Kayla. His reactions toward the end showed a different side of his personality but it was believable. Everyone can only take so much.

I had a bit of a love-hate relationship with Kayla. I felt for her but she made some silly choices.

I didn’t like Megan or James and was happy they were cut out of Kayla’s life. Loved all the other couples and happy that they all have their own books. I’m in the mood for getting stuck into a series.

Logan is hands down my fav character so I’m really happy that the next two books are about him.

Plot development could be meatier and the dialogue was a little cringey in places but overall it’s a good start to a promising series.

Review: Corrupt (Devil’s Night #1) by Penelope Douglas

CorruptTitle: Corrupt
Author: Penelope Douglas
Series: Devil’s Night #1
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Erika

I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

His name is Michael Crist.

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

But I noticed him.

I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.

Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.

Because he’s finally noticed me.

Michael

Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.

In my city.

Unprotected.

The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.

We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.

***Corrupt can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhanger.

My Review:
Actual Rating – 4.5 Stars

Michael and Rika have danced around one another for years – but everything came to a head three years ago when the events of one fateful night set the future in motion.

This well-written book contained plenty of dark and steamy moments and it’s definitely not a light-hearted read, but it was immensely addictive and entertaining. The characters are some of the most complex I’ve read about and I came to love/hate them. I grew hot and cold on Michael a lot – but, in the end, he did the right thing and proved that Rika’s faith in him wasn’t misguided.

Rika was a good character and I enjoyed her progression, even if some of her actions weren’t very believable. The chemistry between our two was off the charts and the push-and-pull nature of it only added to the tension and conflict.
The other Horsemen were intriguing too. Trevor was a bit one-dimensional and I wasn’t shocked at all by his behavior.

Corrupt definitely has the shock factor down pat and there were tons of “OMG” moments. And that threesome – seriously hot! It was a very entertaining story if a little sick at times. Lol.

I did overlook some issues with the plot that wouldn’t hold up to scrutiny and it’s the reason I knocked a half star off my rating.

This book will not be for everyone but I thoroughly enjoyed it and Penelope Douglas is definitely on my fav author list now.

Cover Reveal: Stay (Bleeding Stars #5) by A.L. Jackson

Today is the cover reveal for Stay (Bleeding Stars #5) by A.L. Jackson. I am excited to share this cover with you today and I already have this book on my to-read list. In this post there’s a short excerpt, a teaser of the book and a giveaway.

StayTitle: Stay
Author: A.L. Jackson
Series: Bleeding Stars #5
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Blurb:
From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next sexy, gripping Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…

I’m Ash Evans.
The life of the party.
Hot. Rich. Charismatic.
A tattooed rock star with the world at my feet.
I burn through women faster than the strike of a match.

I’ve embraced my lifestyle and live it to the fullest.
Until the day my lifestyle caught up to me.

Willow Langston found me at my lowest.
Literally.
Facedown in a puddle of my own blood.

I owe her my life and I have three months to repay that debt.
What I never should have done was touch her. Kiss her. Take her to my bed.

Love wasn’t supposed to be a part of the equation.
I gave up that nasty complication a long damned time ago.
Now I want her more than my next breath.
But she doesn’t know what I know.

Do I leave to protect her? Or can I face my demons and ask her to Stay?

Excerpt:
Her lips parted, and her expression churned in confusion.
Lust. Need. Want. Fear.
All of them played out across her delicate features.
I shouldn’t have. I knew I shouldn’t. But there was nothing I could do to stop myself.
Always, always in the moment.
That was me.
I pressed her harder against the wall, my straining cock eager against her jean-clad pussy.
Desperate for friction.
Anxious for relief.
Everything sparked, and I could have sworn the room spun, the ground shifting below our feet.
She gasped out in surprise, eyes so damned wide. Her nails pricked where they dug into the flesh of my shoulders.
Hanging on.
What was this girl doing to me?
I leaned down, my mouth close to her ear. My voice came on a rough murmur. “Do you want me?”

About the Author:
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installment STAND, coming Spring 2017.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
Be sure not to miss new releases and sales from A.L. Jackson – Sign up to receive her newsletter http://smarturl.it/NewsFromALJackson or text “aljackson” to 24587 to receive short but sweet updates on all the important news.

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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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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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FIRE IN YOU will be available in paperback and eBook November 28th, 2016!
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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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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.