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Review of The Truth About Forever (The Forever Series) by Cole Lepley

I don’t know if you can be “just friends” with a guy like Joey Carter.

Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Book Length (Est.): 210 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Nicole Mason has been running from her feelings for as long as she can remember. Her only concern is to finish undergrad and attend law school next fall. She keeps relationships at a distance, including her long time boyfriend Silas.

Joey Carter has never had any intention of being in a serious relationship; that is until he meets Nicole. Even with their undeniable chemistry, Nicole is determined to keep him in the friend-zone.

The truth is, you can only run for so long before your heart catches up with you.

Mindy’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Nicole Mason is in college and wants to become a lawyer. She keeps relationships at a distance because she was really hurt by her high school sweetheart. She has been in a relationship with Silas for a couple of years now and she likes the comfort of it. He lets her hang out with her friends as long as she goes to him at night. Nicole is not really happy she is just trying to get by with her busy school schedule and move on into the future.

Joey Carter is a new student at the school who is known for throwing the best parties and getting any woman that he wants. When he meets Nicole in class for the first time he is instantly drawn to her and he cannot figure out why. He is not knows for relationships that last more than a night. However there is something different about Nicole and becoming her friend is just the beginning.

This was a very good read. This is more of a love triangle between Nicole and two men that she cares deeply for. She happens to be a very strong woman when it comes to her career and goals. She does not want to hurt anyone but after awhile realizes that she is only hurting herself by not listening to what her heart wants. She loves Silas and wants him to be happy but she cannot control the urges she has to keep Joey in her life. She is trying to keep him in the friend zone but when Silas makes a mistake in the relationship Nicole has to decide what is best for her and her future.

I love how this story is written. You know something is going to happen but you are not sure what to expect until it actually happens. I felt as if I was actually part of Nicole as she was dealing with the decisions that she had to make. Although I am not sure why she kept going back and forth with her decisions through out the book but it made this a great read.

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Review of Bull Rider’s Baby by Naomi Niles

“He’s mine, isn’t he?”

 

Genre: Romance, Western, New Adult

Book Length (Est.): 207

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Fiercely independent and determined, Meli left New York City and a broken life behind only to discover the playboy, Blake Temple, champion bull rider. Jill, her drinking, drugging, sleep-around sister offered temporary shelter, while Blake renamed her “Silver” for her graceful form and silvery blonde hair, and offered her an entire life. Could she surrender and allow herself to be loved? Only Maudie’s Café in the backwoods of southern Louisiana could offer her the anonymity she sought. So, she left them all behind and found a future of her own. But will love be a part of it?

Bull Rider’s Baby is a standalone, full-length romance with an HEA.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free BookFunnel in exchange for an honest review*

Meli has worked hard to get to where she was, but a man ruined everything and she had to start from scratch again. Her sister’s couch was about as rock bottom as she could get and she took every opportunity to build her career back up, even working for an arrogant bull rider.

Meli had caught Blake’s attention from the moment she yelled at him. He couldn’t stop thinking about her, and then their paths collided again creating a mini explosion turned perfect solution.

Once Blake falls for Meli he’s a pretty sweet and outstanding man. The lengths he goes through to not only better himself, but to find her are astounding. Meli, on the other hand, likes to run away from her problems and in doing so only manages to create more.

Most of this story has the main characters apart. They live their lives and each long for one another. It’s sad and depressing and on more than one occasion I found myself yelling at Meli for her stupidity.

“As his mouth advanced, he pushed my legs further apart until his face was buried against me, his hands opening my feminine petals as though searching for the sweet pollen of its stamen.” ~This is basically how every sex scene was described. Can anyone say WTH?! Who talks like that? Better yet, who really wants to read that? The wording is cheesy and therefore any passion ignited in me as a reader was immediately extinguished.

Based on the synopsis I was truly looking forward to reading this, but after getting about halfway through I just kept praying something interesting would happen or the book would quickly end.

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Review of Rock Strong (Rock Candy #1) by Virna DePaul

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Sexy and Fun!

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Book Length (Est.): 301 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

I’ve seen and done it all–sex, drugs, rock-n-roll, and then some. I’ve made the cover of Rolling Stone. I’ve won Best Rock Performance at the Grammy’s. I’m living a life of fame, wild tours, crazy money, and insanely hot women. But the one woman I can’t get is prim and proper cellist, Abby Chan–gorgeous, natural, talented as all sin. The first time we met, I knew we would be something special. She’s not convinced, but I am.

Now I’m going to prove she’s all the woman a wild man like me will ever need…

Liam Collier, sexy and enigmatic frontman for Point Break, the world’s hottest rock band, is at the top of his game. With two songs in the Billboard Top 10, he’s a rock-and-roll bad boy, known for his trademark falsetto as well as his proclivity for partying and hooking up with gorgeous women. For Liam, falling in love was something he figured would happen far off in the future–not on the first day of his first world tour. And not with his super sexy but extremely reserved background cellist.

With a Master of Music degree from Juilliard School of Music, Abby Chan is on the road to becoming a cellist for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. But to pay back her expensive education, first she has to travel another kind of road–a gig playing cello for the North American leg of a garish rock band’s world tour. She’d expected hard work and long hours, but what she never expected was the intensity of her reactions to Liam Collier. He’s sweet. He’s hot. And despite being surrounded by roadies and the world’s most beautiful women, he’s set his sights on her.

When classical music meets rock and prim propriety meets a carefree attitude, Abby and Liam venture outside their comfort zones. What they discover is that living wild is the perfect preparation for flying high–on love.

New Adult Contemporary Romance with a HEA.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from NK Author Services in exchange for an honest review*

Rock Strong is a fun and entertaining read.

Abby had high hopes for her cellist career; none of which included her playing on tour with a rock band. She wasn’t interested in the band, had never even listened to their music, but once she heard Liam’s voice without the interference of the band and stage sound effects she knew he was just as much a musician as she was and it made resisting him nearly impossible.

Liam was attracted to Abby the first night he’d seen her. He knew she was way out of his league and yet he wanted her anyway. However, he wanted her on his terms, which he realized flew out the window slowly day by day.

“Sexy but classy. Talented and fierce. A ball-breaker, yet someone who provided glimpses of vulnerability in a way that made me want to howl, beat my chest, toss her over my shoulder, and carry her off to the nearest cave.”

Through the difficulties of dating a rock star Abby and Liam will find their HEA, and trust me there are a few difficulties. Like whip cream orgies and walking away from their feelings. It’s a crazy and wild road, but oh so worth it.

My Favorite Moment is a private concert Abby plays for Liam. It was simply beautiful.

Jenn 5 Heart

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Review of Dirty Boy by Kathryn Kelly

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Doormat Meet Feet

 

Genre: New Adult, Romance, Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 392 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Recipe: 1 Porn Star, 1 Step Sister, 1 Wealthy Father, 1 Flighty Stepmother

Take one trust fund baby porn star, a stepsister in need of money, and a wealthy father the flighty stepmother stole from. Add in a lot of sex, a huge dose of tragedy, a load of betrayal, a pinch of revenge and a heap of arrogance. Mix them together and shake shit up for a few weeks.

The result?

One VERY Dirty Boy.

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Max is a trust fund baby that enjoys sex so much he decided to live his life as a porn star. Having a wife and kids makes it difficult to have a happy home when you are having sex all day with other women.

Story is the daughter of a gold digging mother that uses men for the finer things in life. When her mother marries into her recent marriage everything seems to be going great. Except the fact that she is lusting on her older step brother.

This starts when Story is just a teenager then skips to her being an adult. Her mother’s marriage falls apart and Story is barely getting by. Her mother wants her to become a porn star to make her living if she wants to go back to school. When she discovers which company she is calling all hell breaks loose. Max and his brothers cannot stand Story or her mother for stealing money from their father. But when they realize she needs a job and money they will make her earn her way.

I am not sure how I feel about this book. Max is completely rude through out the entire book, using Story as a door mat. And the crazy thing for me is she lets him. And I am talking about the entire book I wanted to reach in and smack them both multiple times. I am still frustrated with them and I have finished reading. Overall this is a good read, but I just don’t think this one was for me.

Mindy 2 Heart

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Review of Adam (Of the Archers #1) by Lena Bourne

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Love At First Kiss

 

Genre: Military Romance, New Adult

Book Length (Est.): 234 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

**Full length and standalone new adult romance novel.**

One week spent together in a secluded cabin. Two people scarred by their pasts. Can a chance encounter lead to love? Or is it just a moment in time, insignificant once it passes.

Taylor has just returned from a romantic vacation with her boyfriend. But instead of an “I miss you!” text from him, she gets one that’s clearly meant for another woman. Which is the only reason she lets a hot stranger kiss her on the sidewalk. It’s the one and only time they’ll ever see each other, so why not?

Adam is used to living life on his own terms, from leaving home at 16 to join the military, to returning now, eight years later, to take care of his mother. After that, he’s packing up and leaving again. The last thing he planned on was falling in love with a girl at first sight. But there she was, and now Taylor’s all he can think of.

They may be perfect for each other, but they both have pasts that will not stay buried, no matter how much they want them to. And when Adam’s dark past comes crashing between them, one week seems like a very short time. Even if it is a week of love, pleasure, and belonging like neither of them has known before.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

One overly frustrated man. One crazily upset woman. One life changing kiss.

“All I ever lost is returned again in that kiss, along with the gift of al I ever wanted.”

Adam is mad at the world. He wanted out of the military, but he didn’t want it to end the way it did. He doesn’t enjoy being back home and around his family, but then again he’s never enjoyed that. Then out of all the gloom he sees a woman with a sadness in her eyes that he can’t help but want to kiss away, and so he does.

Taylor wants to believe that text was for, but she knows it wasn’t. No matter how she tries to twist it in her head or how her ex tries to spin it…she knows the truth, deep down she knows. And knowing will give her the strength to risk everything on a simple chance. A chance to find the mystery man who kissed her into oblivion.

Adam is a back and forth ‘he loves me, he loves me not’ type of story. Taylor can’t seem to make up her mind on what she wants or who she wants a life with. It’s a yo-yo of emotions. Add in all of Adam’s family drama, which I will warn you does not get solved in this book, and there’s just a whole mess of stuff going on. I only give the warning because it’s labeled as a standalone and yes Adam and Taylor’s story is complete, but there are things that happen in Adam’s family that are left incomplete. With how much emphasis is placed on his family you’ll want to know what happen; I know I did. You’ll more than likely have to read the next book in order to find out more.

Jenn 3 Heart

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Review of Lionheart: a Beauty & the Beast Retelling by Fran Seen

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A Tale As Old As Time

 

Genre: New Adult, Military Romance

Book Length (Est.): 237 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

An Arab-American soldier and a stargazing woman connect in this high-tech Beauty and the Beast retelling.

In an attempt to pay off her family’s debts, Lula answers a Craigslist ad for a job opening at the formerly vacant Bluegrass Manor. A stern and brooding man offers her the job, but there’s a catch—Lula isn’t allowed to look at him. No one in the manor has ever laid eyes on Mr. Rahim’s face. Although, Mr. Rahim has eyes on everyone—security footage relays on a constant loop in his office.

Everything Lula isn’t meant to notice about Mr. Rahim intrigues her: the cadence of his accented voice, the stoutness of his build, and his self-imposed prison that mirrors her own.

Lionheart is a romance of huge stakes that asks one question: Is love enough to mend a broken soul?

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Alo is a wounded vet, not only physically, but mentally. He wanted to hide away and watch the world through a monitor. It was safer that way. Uncomplicated. That is until he hires a new maid who intrigues more and more as he watches her. It is a little creepy stalkerish, but as you get know him it’s easy to understand and dismiss.

“I was a total pervert. I watched Miss Fowler move around the manor like she was my favorite movie on repeat, monitoring her each day with renewed interest, picking up on details I hadn’t yet noticed.”

Lulu has a problem, she sacrifices herself to others even when they don’t ask. She thinks she needs to take care of everyone in her life, that she’s somehow responsible for them, but in return all she gets is heartache and unneeded stress. Problem is, she can’t seem to help herself.

Lionheart is a slow paced and endearing retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It takes two broken people and puts them together to make them whole and content while overcoming their own insecurities.

I’ve read similar books to this before and I’ve read it done it better. There’s no passion, nothing to draw you in and hold you captive, it’s more of a slow calm with an occasional hiccup of excitement. I wanted to only give it three stars, but there’s this part in the book when Alo has a discussion with someone, which includes a bat, and it pretty much made the entire book better for me. That and the texts. They were entertaining and sometimes quite funny.

Jenn 3.5 Heart

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Review of Perception of Life (Perception #1) by Shandi Boyes

Perception

A Must Read!!

Genre: New Adult

Book Length (Est.): 340 pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

Noah Taylor is on the cusp of stardom with his band ‘Rise Up’. Noah’s soul has been shattered beyond repair after a series of devastating family events. The last thing that Noah wants is a committed relationship. But Noah soon learns that life doesn’t always work out the way you plan. Sometimes life can take you on a small detour.

You will never want another book boyfriend after you meet Noah Taylor.

This novel is sexy, gritty and a little bit raw. It also has adult content, swear words and sexual references. 

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Noah is at the start of his career. He has worked so hard to get a record deal with his band. Noah has not had the best childhood but is making the most out of his life. He has great friends and when he meets Emily for the first time he can really see a future with her.

Emily is trying to finish her high school career and move on with her dreams.  When she meets Noah in her hallway for the first time she knows he is a bad boy and she wants all of him.

Wow, what a story! This book had me turning the pages and begging to see where the story was going to go. I laughed, I cried (at work while reading) and I cried some more. This is a very emotional read about two people that are so in love and trying to figure out where they are going in life. Dreams are coming true for Noah and Aubrey is just trying to fit into his busy lifestyle. When she moves on to college and Noah gets the break that he is looking for their relationship will be tested.

I have to say that I have never had a story hit me as hard as this one did with emotions. But this is a very well written book that just pulls you in and does not let you go. I cannot wait to see where this story takes me. I am ready for the emotions to continue.

I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a great story and loves to get wrapped into the pages as if you are living in it. 

Mindy 5 Heart 

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