Review: Coast (Kick Push #2) by Jay McLean

Coast Title:Coast
Author: Jay McLean
Series: Kick Push #2
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance/ sports
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Blurb:
One life-changing summer.
One boy.
The boy.
The boy who offered me safe touches and heart-stopping smiles – smiles he shared with his son.
We filled our days with porch-step kisses,
filled our ears with laughter,
filled our hearts with love.
Deep, soul-aching, desperate love.
But love is misleading.
It’s an invisible, fleeting moment.
Somewhere between false adoration and pure hatred comes an emotion, a vulnerable need, a single desire.
It lives within the ones who miss it, who crave it,
who know better than to expect it.
Love is relentless.
Even when that love turns to hate, turns to loathing,
turns to pain.
Love should heal you.
But it can also break you.
Believe me, I know…
Because I’m Becca Owens – a broken girl…
…And he’s Josh Warden – the boy who broke me.

My Review:
What a fantastic conclusion to Becca and Josh’s story. I loved it from the first heart-shattering page until the last blissfully happy one!

If you haven’t read the first book you shouldn’t read this review as it contains mild spoilers.

Josh has the skateboarding career he always dreamed of but he’s lost the love of his life. Even though he and Becca are no longer together, he hasn’t stopped thinking about her and he’s incapable of moving on. She was his one true forever and no one can replace her in his heart.

Becca is trying to forge a new path in life and she’s connected with her dad, she’s in college, and she is doing some volunteer work but Josh is never far from her thoughts.

In this book, Jay explores that often fine line between love and hate. Becca hates Josh for what he said and did but she also still loves him and she hates that. Everyone is telling her to steer clear of Josh but when the heart wants….

My heart broke for little Tommy in this book as he called out for My Becca. It was good to see his family situation improve with his mom and her fiance playing a role as well as grandma.

Events toward the end of the book were so sad but ultimately it ends up on a happy note. I really enjoyed how Josh and Becca’s love story spanned so many years. It gives truth to the notion that timing has to be right for things to fall into place. Both needed time to heal within themselves and to discover who they really were and what they wanted in life before they could make a commitment to one another. That epilogue was pure perfection and I’ll happily admit that I cried. It was beautiful. I’m really sad to see another one of Jay’s series ends and wish I could scrub out my brain and re-read all her books from scratch because her books are absolutely amazing and totally my kind of read.

Release Day Saven Deliverance!

I am so excited that today is the release day for Saven Deliverance! Saven Deliverance is the fourth and last book in my Saven series.

Saven: Deliverance (The Saven Series #4)Saven: Deliverance (The Saven Series #4)
by Siobhan Davis

Genre: Science Fiction Fantasy Romance
Age Category: Young Adult
Release Date: February 20, 2017

Book Description:
The Truth Will Set Us Free

I’ve been lied to and betrayed my whole life.
Revealing the truth is the only thing that matters.
The truth truly will set us free.

With the political landscape shifting in the galaxy, and the tenuous situation on Earth growing more fraught by the day, Sadie knows time is running out to save mankind. Torn between conflicting agendas, she is forced to make difficult choices that lead to bloody battles and situations she’s not entirely comfortable with.

But this is war, and war means sacrifice.

Ax’s betrayal weighs heavy on her heart and her mind, but it doesn’t override her concern for his welfare. Her desire to protect both the boys she loves is as strong as ever.

Logan has been inaugurated as the new Saven king, but he’s struggling to cope with the pressure of responsibility and the revelation about who Axton is. His people are strongly opposed to Sadie, but she is his forever love and he won’t do anything without her by his side. Faced with impossible obstacles, he is preparing to make the ultimate sacrifice in the name of love.

When the final battle draws near, and it’s time to fight the enemy head on, who will be left standing? And will there be anything left to fight for?

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Review: More Than Forever (More Than #4) by Jay McLean

More Than ForeverTitle: More Than Forever
Author: Jay McLean
Series: More Than #4
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
-LUCY-
There is a love so fierce it cannot be measured.
A heart so strong it will never slow.
There is a promise so sure it can never lie.
He promised me that love forever.
Even when it wasn’t enough.

-CAMERON-
Forever. Everlasting. Eternal.
There is no measure of time.
No sounds of the ticking of a clock.
Just the rising and falling of the sun.
And our own sense of forever.

But our forever isn’t always.

My Review:
Initial Thoughts: Oh my God, Cameron!!!! He’s so amazing and this book was EPIC. Loving this series.

Full Review:

This series is amazing and so addictive and I’m loving it but I don’t want it to end either. I didn’t think I could love another couple in this series as much as I love Amanda and Logan, but Cameron and Lucy stole my heart too.

Cameron is the most amazing book boyfriend ever. He has been there for Lucy from the very start and he has never faltered in his love. This book spans a few years and covers some of the same timeframe as the other books but this is all fresh content and it was like reading another story. I loved seeing all the other characters, but it was Lucy and Cam who stole the show.

Family and friendships are pivotal to this series and it’s that along with the fab writing, complex characters, angsty drama, emotional relationships, humorous, witty banter and scorching romantic scenes that make this one of my favorite series.

Cameron and Luce hit a few speed bumps and it tore my heart in two but they are always there for one another and it ends on such a happy note. I adored meeting all of Lucy’s brothers and I look forward to reading the spin-off series soon.

In summary, another fantastic read from Jay Mc Lean and another stellar instalment in this magical series.

Blog Tour: Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas (Creative HeArts #6) by Emily McKay


Today is my stop during the blog tour for Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas (Creative HeArts #6) by Emily McKay. I share my review of this book with you! Check out the tour schedule here.

Title: Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas
Author: Emily McKay
Series: Creative HeArts #6
Rating: 3.75 stars
Genres: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Falling in love with the best man wasn’t on the program.

Willa is happy to be the maid of honor in her dad’s upcoming wedding to uber-celeb Mia McCain. Not as happy about the best man being her soon-to-be stepbrother, the infuriating—and infuriatingly gorgeous—Finn McCain. Every time their paths cross, the attraction simmering between them grows a little harder to ignore. Willa knows all about guys like Finn—they only want what they can’t have. What’s between them isn’t real.

Finn has never felt anything more real than what’s developing between him and Willa. Sure, her dad warned him to steer clear, but it’s not just about forbidden temptation. He’s determined to prove to Willa he’s not going anywhere—and that happily-ever-after will always be worth the risk.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a wedding so crazy it’ll make you laugh, a stepbrother so hot he’ll make you swoon, and a heroine so real she’ll make you cry.

My Review:
Fair warning – this review may be slightly spoilery.

I read this book immediately after reading the amazing How Willa Got Her Groove Back and it was a monster teen angst and drama binge-fest that I ADORED!

Willa and Finn are on board with the idea of their parents sharing an eternal forever and the early part of this book shows them as they are preparing for the wedding of the century. Willa is also on tenterhooks waiting to see if she got into her college of choice. She’s still dating Damien who is a douche canoe of massive proportions – everyone can see it except her, but she’s quite non-committal about the relationship anyway. She is trying her damnedest to stay out of Finn’s way because the spark between them is showing no signs of fizzling out and she’s afraid to confront her feelings for him.

I love that we got the dual POV again and it was great to hear Finn’s voice and to see how much he was falling in love with Willa and how frustrated he was by the choices she was making and her inability to face up to things.

Finn is such a sweetheart and he had already won me over but I fell deeper in love with him in this one. He is so protective and thoughtful around her unlike doucheface and she still doesn’t see it. There were moments where I wished I could reach into my Kindle and shake some sense into her.

There were some great comedic scenes along with romantic scenes and the tension and chemistry is very evident. I loved the dance lesson, and how Finn got jealous of any guy who so much at looked sideway at Willa. She was completely clueless, of course.

My main gripe with this book is the lack of romantic action, and I was growing increasingly frustrated. Two hot teenagers lusting after each other live in the same house for months and don’t share any forbidden kisses? Not believable. They only kiss in the last few chapters and then we are rushed into an epilogue without explaining how we got from point A to point B. We’ve seen how Willa’s dad, Matt, is completely wary of Finn, and he warned him off from the minute they moved in. I really really really (yes it warranted three reallys) wanted to see the scene where they come clean and admit their feelings to their parents but we’re not shown it. I also wanted to see how the gang at school reacted and what the media would make of it. This isn’t a long book and my personal view is that it would have benefitted from an extra fifty pages at the end. I was waiting over the course of two books for our lovebirds to get it on and then it was all wrapped up far too quickly for my liking.

The world building is still awesome, Willa kicking Damien to the curve was awesome, and the writing is excellent. No issues with pacing and voice and characterisation were consistent.

Overall, this is still a great read and a great conclusion to Finn and Willa’s love story. I totally want to read all the other books in this series that I haven’t read so far and I was delighted to learn from the back of the book that there are plenty more to come. I await them with bated breath.

Actual 3.75 Stars.

Thank you to Entangled for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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About the Author:
Emily McKay is a life-long fan of books, pop-culture and anything geeky. She has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and baking cookies. When she’s not kicking-ass and scooping cookie dough, she’s watching videos from Screen Junkies (her favorite Youtube channel) or Pemberly Digital or Classic Alice. Okay, she has a Youtube problem! She’s seeking help. Really. Though, she may also have a slight problem with procrastination.

When the internet is down and there are no chocolate chips in the house, she does write books – everything from Harlequin romance novels to post-apocalyptic YA. Though her interests may appear broad, the common denominators are swoony heroes and snarky humor.

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Giveaway:
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Cover Reveal: The Return by Kelly St Clare

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Today is the cover reveal for The Return by Kelly St. Clare. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Tracey at Soxsational Cover Art.

The ReturnThe Return (The After Trilogy #2)
by Kelly St. Clare
Genre: science fiction/ dystopian
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: June 2017

Blurb:
The dystopian science fiction story continues in this action-packed novel for young adults by internationally best-selling author Kelly St. Clare.

Three months ago, Romy emerged from the cultivation tanks after a year floating inside.

Body intact. Mind broken. Memory gone.

Now she undergoes regular testing as doctors work to find out . . . well, she’s not exactly sure what.

The tests must have something to do with the reason she can’t remember her knot—the single lucid memory the other insane soldiers on Orbito Four still possess. Whatever the researchers are searching for, if it aids the soldiers in the deathly war against the lethal alien invaders—the Critamal—the excruciating pain is worth it.

But a grey-eyed man has other plans.

Boxed in and caught, Romy is taken hostage by people who shouldn’t exist! They dress in black and carry weapons she’s never seen in her genetically enhanced life.

Reunited with Knot 27. Memories returned.

Fifteen months have passed since her world shattered into bright red, ringing chaos. Things have changed—people have changed. How long until what was once as familiar as breathing is familiar once more?

Friendships. Love. Freedom.

Can the new Romy reconcile with the old, or will the two halves of herself remain locked in an internal battle?

And if a victor should arise from this silent war . . . will it be the part of her that kills without hesitation, without mercy?

All it takes is for the cracks to join and blood will pour.

You can find The Return on Goodreads

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Excerpt:
Romy strained for any hint of disturbance, but an eerie calm filled the space.
The electrodes and wires covering her arms and legs suddenly felt like restraints—a barrier preventing her from leaping from the bed and protecting herself. She closed her eyes and attempted to regulate her breathing.
Everything was fine.
There was nothing to—
The space station rocked as a muted explosion emanated from the clinic door. Her stomach dropped, and she nearly sat up before remembering Electrode Slapper’s withering order to stay still.
Romy held herself immobile, eyes darting side to side, senses stretched to maximum capacity.
Was that smoke creeping along the ceiling? Not the normal smoke from her burning hair—real smoke!
Nothing good could come from a fire onboard a space station.
Unable to deny fear’s curiosity, she turned to stare at the remaining male doctor, awaiting his order to evacuate. His attention was fixed on the door, the whites of his eyes showing his terror—of something. Romy watched as he scrambled from his seat, hands raised, stammering and babbling senselessly.
Not terror of something. Someone.
Romy inhaled sharply as a dart appeared out of nowhere, sticking deep into the side of his neck. The doctor staggered and slowly keeled over next to the bed, sending a screen smashing to the ground.
She jerked violently as his body rebounded off the floor before settling into unconsciousness.
The medi-tech surrounding her beeped, high-pitched and urgent, snatching up her distress and sounding it out for all the world to hear.
So much for playing dead.
She took stock. At least five electrodes and their wires hung off each limb. Another ten on her torso and five more on her head. Extracting herself in a hurry wasn’t looking like an option.
Heavy footsteps approached the bed where she lay, frozen. Mind racing. Several sets of footsteps, she realised—maybe ten.
Romy swallowed, palms sweating where they touched her bare thighs.
A large shadow fell across her body.
Dread settled heavy in her bones.
A man dressed in solid black leaned over the bed, blotting her view of the white ceiling. A soldier. Unlike any she’d seen. Why wasn’t he dressed in white?
The man’s face was clean-shaven and as his scent reached her, she got the oddest sense of another time. Of warmth and. . . .
She blinked into his soft grey eyes.
With careful movements, the man moved the gun he carried so it slung across his back. The weapon was small, sleek—the complete opposite of the huge laser guns fitted on the space station.
Who was this person?
He reached for her, expression impassive, a slight tremor in his hands.
And spoke a single, hoarse word.
“Romy.”

Start this series with The Retreat!
The Retreat
Earth is ruined. Humankind destroyed. And it’s old news.The Retreat is the first book in the After trilogy! You can get your copy of The Retreat on Amazon

Finalist in the YA books central annual book awards for best YA sci-fi of 2016.

The Retreat was awarded a Five Star badge by Readers’ Favorite in 2016.

Praise for Book One in The After Trilogy, The Retreat:
“superbly written” – Readers’ Favorite ★★★★★

“part fantasy, part sci-fi, and all cosmic-chemistry” – Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews ★★★★★

“all I can say is WOW!” – Taking It One Book at a Time ★★★★★

“I had very high expectations for this one and I’m happy to say that the book met them all and more.” – Bookaholic ★★★★★

“I can’t start talking about this or I won’t stop. This is a must read!” – Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

Kelly St ClareAbout the Author:
When Kelly St Clare is not reading or writing, she is lost in her latest reverie. She can, quite literally, drift past a car accident while in the midst of her day dreams, despite the various police sirens and chaos.

Books have always been magical and mysterious to her. One day she decided to start unravelling this mystery and began writing. Her aim: To write stories she would want to read.

The Tainted Accords was her debut series, and her second series, The After Trilogy, is now available.

A New Zealander in origin and in heart, Kelly currently resides in Australia with her soon-to-be husband, a great group of friends, and some huntsman spiders who love to come inside when it rains. Their love is not returned.

You can find and contact Kelly here:
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Review: Where the Road Takes Me by Jay McLean

Where the Road Takes MeTitle: Where the Road Takes Me
Author: Jay McLean
Series: standalone
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Chloe has one plan for the future, and one plan only: the road. She’s made a promise to herself: don’t let anyone in, and don’t let anyone love her. She’s learned the hard way what happens if she breaks her rules. So she’s focused on being invisible and waiting until she can set out on the road—her dream of freedom, at least for a little while.

Blake Hunter is a basketball star who has it all—everything about him looks perfect to those on the other side of his protective walls. He can’t let anyone see the shattered pieces behind the flawless facade or else all his hopes and dreams will disappear.

One dark night throws Chloe and Blake together, changing everything for Blake. For Chloe, nothing changes: she has the road, and she’s focused on it. But when the so-called perfect boy starts to notice the invisible girl, they discover that sometimes with love, no one knows where the road may lead.

My Review:
I’ve read nearly everything that Jay has published by now and she is hands-down one of my auto one-click authors for sure. I think I’ve rated every one of her books five stars except for the first More Than book which I thought was lacking a little in parts.

What I have come to expect from this author is fantastic complex characterization and emotions that bleed off the page. This author sure knows how to delve deep into the human psyche and use that understanding to create amazing characters that I can’t help rooting for despite all their flaws.

Where The Road Takes me was no exception and I loved Chloe and Blake, and I ached for her predicament and her heartache and could understand why she was shutting him out at the start but was so so glad when she gave him a chance.

The premise of this book sucked me in because I loved the idea of the road trip, although it has to be said that was probably a little bit of a let down because they didn’t venture very far, lol.

Blake was awesome, never more so than when he ditched that horrible cow he was first going out with. I swooned over him and Josh. Josh! I actually didn’t realize this book preceded Kick Push and Coast so I read this one last but I loved seeing Josh pre-Becca and little baby Tommy and it gave me all the feels. Actually, all the secondary characters were great in this book – loved Blake’s mom (she was a writer too!) and Chloe’s foster family were amazing.

The romance was perfectly plotted and executed and really well written. The banter was great. Pacing, writing, and editing were spot-on.

Having read all three books in this series I can highly recommend it. If you enjoy angsty romance with great characterization and you love books that make you feel all the feels then you need to check out this series and this author.

Review: More Than Him (More Than #3) by Jay McLean

More Than HimTitle: More Than Him
Author: Jay McLean
Series: More Than #3
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” – Marianne Williamson

We live in a world of darkness and shadows,
where monsters hide and aim to ruin.
And they did.
They ruined us and turned our dreams into nightmares.
But now we’re back.
And we’re fighting.
Not just for us, or for each other, but for our light.

My Review:
This was hands down the best book so far.

The character development in this one is phenomenal.

I started off wanting to hate Logan but as his story unraveled and I understood why he did what he did I only fell more in love with him. And that journal – Ho.Lee. Shit. – I was crying right with Amanda.

Amanda has got to be one of the best book girlfriends ever. She has been hurt over and over by Logan but she doesn’t give up on him, and, while it might be easy to say she is weak, I actually see that as a strength.

The writing in this series gets better and better with each book.

I’m so glad our couple have their HEA but sad to move on from their story even if I am looking forward to finding out more about Lucy and Cam.

This is a GREAT series and I’m so glad I stuck with it.

Book Blitz: Amanda Lester series by Paula Berinstein


This is my stop during the book blitz for the Amanda Lester Series by Paula Berinstein. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 30 January till 5 February. You can see the tour schedule here. There is a guest post to read, links to all the books in the series and a giveaway!

About the Amanda Lester series
The Amanda Lester series is a Middle Grade/ Young Adult Mystery series.
The series contains 5 books so far and at least 2 more books are planned. The first four books are also available bundled in a box set. And the first book is also available in audiobook format. The currently published books are:
– Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy (Amanda Lester, Detective #1)
– Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis (Amanda Lester, Detective #2)
– Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle (Amanda Lester, Detective #3)
– Amanda Lester and the Blue Peacocks’ Secret (Amanda Lester, Detective #4)
– Amanda Lester and the Red Spider Rumpus (Amanda Lester, Detective #5)

The First book in the series:
Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy (Amanda Lester, Detective #1)
by Paula Berinstein

Blurb:
Amanda Lester wouldn’t be caught dead going into the family business. Her ancestor, Sherlock Holmes’s colleague Inspector G. Lestrade, is a twit. Nevertheless her parents refuse to see his flaws, and she’s going to a secret English school for the descendants of famous detectives whether she likes it or not.

When Amanda arrives at the dreaded school, she considers running away—until she and her new friends discover blood and weird pink substances in odd places. At first they’re not sure whether these oddities mean anything, but when Amanda’s father disappears and the cook is found dead with her head in a bag of sugar, they’re certain that crimes are taking place.

Now Amanda must embrace her destiny and uncover the truth. The only snag is that arch-villain Blixus Moriarty, a descendant of Holmes’s nemesis Professor James Moriarty, might be involved, and he doesn’t like nosy little girls interfering in his business.

You can find Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy on Goodreads

Get the e-copy for free!
The e-copy of Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy is free now on all vendor sites! Grab your free copy here:
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You can buy the audiobook of Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy here:
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Listen to a sample of the audiobook here on Soundcloud.

Guest Post: Romance in Amanda Lester’s world
My first crush came at the age of six. At thirteen I fell deeply in love. Because love was so central in my young life, I wanted a romantic relationship to lie at the heart of my stories for tweens and teens. In fact this relationship is so important to me that I actually think of my series not as mystery but as a love story between a flawed girl who thinks big and a boy who’s full of fire.

Writing about young love is tricky though. When we first meet Amanda and her friends they are twelve and thirteen, so while they have romantic feelings they don’t always recognize or feel comfortable with them. Amanda herself denies that she has them for an entire year. Only her friend Amphora, who is truly boy crazy, pursues this aspect of her life. So in the first three books I kind of dance around the issue, depicting flashes of longing and affection but not much more. But in Book 4, after they’ve known each other for a year, the kids start to realize what they’ve been feeling for some time.

Amanda resists as long as she can. In fact she would probably never admit that she was in love unless you pushed her. When her friend Simon points out to her that she loves a certain boy (no spoilers here) she denies it. She’s so wrapped up in her filmmaking and learning to be a detective that she doesn’t even think about romance. Boys aren’t important to her except as fellow detectives or thorns in her side. It’s not that they repulse her. She just doesn’t have the time—until one day love hits her like an earthquake.

Over the course of Books 1 through 6, two boys fall in love with Amanda. Now I know that some readers don’t like love triangles, but I adore them, and Amanda’s isn’t the only one in the series. My feeling is that triangles evoke tension in a story, and allow us to feel that wonderful angst we crave when reading.

As I see it, this angst is the price you, the reader, and I, the writer, pay for the joy of experiencing the true love between soul mates that lies at the heart of the series. The light in the lovers’ eyes, the way their hearts soar, the deep bond they share—that’s what lies beneath the mysteries. My lovers free each other from the chains that bind them, grow and struggle and learn together as they discover who they are as people and where they fit in the world.

Make no mistake, it’s a rough road Amanda and her friends travel. Romance in my books is no fairy tale. But I believe the journey is all the more fulfilling for its difficulties, and all the sweeter. It’s that belief that moves me and impels me to tell my story. Because in the end, love is what life is all about.

Tomorrow I’ll talk about how I do my twists and turns.

All five books in the series

Buy the whole series on Amazon!
The first Amanda Lester book is free and book 2, 3, 4 and 5 are only 0.99$ per book or can be bought as part of a box set. Links to each book on Amazon are below:
Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy (Amanda Lester, Detective #1)
Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis(Amanda Lester, Detective #2)
Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle (Amanda Lester, Detective #3)
Amanda Lester and the Blue Peacocks’ Secret (Amanda Lester, Detective #4)
Amanda Lester and the Red Spider Rumpus (Amanda Lester, Detective #5)
Amanda Detective box set Books 1-4
The Amanda Lester series page

The Amanda Lester books on other vendors
The Amanda Lester series is also available on other vendor sites. Get the books on B&N, Kobo, iTunes and Smashwords.

About the Author:
Paula Berinstein is nothing like Amanda. For one thing, she’s crazy about Sherlock Holmes. For another, she’s never wanted to be a filmmaker. In addition, compared to Amanda she’s a big chicken! And she wouldn’t mind going to a secret school at all. In fact, she’s hoping that some day she’ll get to build one.

You can find and contact Paula here:
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There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of the Amanda Lester series. These are the prizes you can win:
– One winner will win all 5 Amanda Lester books in paperback.
– Two winners will win a set of all 5 Amanda Lester books in e-format.

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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: Lana’s Ex Prom Date by Amy Sparling

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Lana’s Ex Prom Date by Amy Sparling. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 16 till 22 January. You can view the tour schedule here.

Lana's Ex Prom DateLana’s Ex Prom Date
By Amy Sparling
Genre: Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 13 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.

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Excerpt:
I look over at her, and I guess I don’t put on a fake smile fast enough because she immediately knows something is wrong. “Uh oh,” she says, frowning. “Are things not going so well?”
“Depends on how you define the word well,” I say with a sarcastic snort.
“I need details.” She kicks a pair of discarded jeans across the floor. “Is he talking to another girl? Did he stop texting?”
“Maybe,” I say. “And yes.”
Her eyebrows shoot up to the top of her forehead. “Seriously? What a dick!”
“It’s not like that,” I say. My stomach twists into knots, and I’d really like to go back home and hide out alone, but it’s time. I have to tell her. Avoiding the topic any longer is just a betrayal of our friendship.
“The thing is,” I say, inhaling and then slowly exhaling, “He broke up with me the other day.”
Her eyes bug out so far I’m afraid they might roll onto the floor.
“What?”
Only it’s not Ashlyn’s voice that says it. It’s Bennet’s. I turn around and see him standing in the doorway, a shocked expression on his face. “Why the hell would he break up with you?” Bennet says, his nostrils flaring. “What kind of idiot would do that?”

Amy SparlingAbout the Author:
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.

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