Review: 5/5 Worth it by S.M Shade and C.M Owens

 

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Three unruly friends.
A wedding we shouldn’t have been invited to.
Two unexpected romances.
A scoop of sexy.
And a double scoop of chaos.

I don’t think I have read a book that has made me laugh out loud as many times as this one. With an amputee’s nano-controlled arm going wild, to pranking the groom by locking him in a porta-potty. Honestly, I would hate for these women to come to my wedding, but I would love to be friends with them!

This is a laugh a minute, character driven book that is so beautifully hilarious that if you read it in public, you WILL get funny looks.

Brilliant read! Would recommend to anyone and everyone. 5/5

M x

Review: Pennies by Pepper Winters (Dollar Series – Book 1) 5/5

 

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At eighteen years old, I was murdered.

I wish my tale ended there.

However, my killer resuscitated me and sold me to the highest bidder, sentencing me to a world worse than Hell.

For the past two years, I’ve lived a life of torment as a man’s property. I suffer in silence and wish for freedom, but I never break.

I can’t.

I won’t.

But then he arrives.

The first stranger since I was killed.

Earlier this month, I helped unveil the new cover look for the Dollar series by Pepper Winters. Which is, in my opinion, one of her best works to date. So much so, that I had to pre-order the entire series after I finished the first book, which is something I almost never do.

It wasn’t until I sat back, emotionally exhausted and triumphant (no spoilers!) at the end of Pennies, that I realised that the lead character was as silent as a mouse for almost the entire novel. I was in awe of this writer. Having a character that can’t speak is the most intriguing and difficult feat to accomplish without falling on clichés (like telepathy etc).

Pepper Winters has created an amazingly strong female character in Pimlico. This series is darkness personified.

5/5

M x

 

Review: 5/5 Groupie (Rock-Hard Beautiful Book 1) by C.M. Stunich

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Five rockstars. One girl. Six dark hearts, six withered souls.
But can one broken person really put another back together again?
And is a cross-country tour the place to do it?

Rarely is a reverse Harem romance done correctly. Groupie has blown all others out of the water.

Intense and thorough character development. Five men and one woman, each character different and complex. I had to say, this book was absolutely brilliant. I loved it. Their relationship is genuine and their love is real.

I love the way that C.M Stunich breaks her characters and then stitches them back together using the relationships in her books. I love the world that she has created, full of drugs, sex and damaged people.

Groupie is a must read for this summer!

I honestly cannot wait for the sequel of this book and would highly recommend this to anyone that isn’t averse to be a bit of group…romance.

5/5

M x

Review: Wintersong by S.Jae Jones 5/5

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All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her mind, her spirit, and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping to run her family’s inn, Liesl can’t help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away.


But when her own sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds—and the mysterious man who rules it—she soon faces an impossible decision. And with time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.

I have a soft spot for Slavic themed fairy tales and this one definitely blew me out of the water. The quaint Germanic village, the musical talents of the characters as well as the legend of the Goblin King and his bride.

This book was longer than I expected, which allowed for a fleshed out mythology and slow romance between the characters to blossom.

If you love Uprooted by Naomi Novak, you will love this!

5/5

M x

Review: Frost Blood by Elly Blake 4/5

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Ruby is a Fireblood. In a land ruled by frost, her very existence is a crime. She’s spent her whole life in hiding.

Until the day Frostblood soldiers raid her village and kill her mother. The day she swears to avenge her people.

She must travel deep into the heart of the enemy, to the court of the Frost King, with only the mysterious warrior Arcus – a Frostblood rebel – by her side. But with alliances between flame and ice strictly forbidden, is Arcus friend or foe?

The story is solid and the characters are well rounded. I enjoyed this novel, and definitely think this has the foundations to make a brilliant series. The world was carefully build and the mythology that was hinted at. I am looking forward to the sequel, Fire Blood, to look at this world in more depth.

If you love ‘Snow like Ashes’ by Sara Raasch, you will love this book!

4/5

M x

Review: Cheater by Rachel Van Dyken (Kindle Unlimited)

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Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. All it took was a single moment—say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding—and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays—God’s day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions.

But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.

This cover has the ‘must buy’ factor. I don’t know what it is about this novel that made me want to pick it up, especially considering that I would never entertain the idea of a romance with someone that had committed adultery.

However, this book flies so close to what women would find abhorrent and what they would find acceptable. You find that you sympathise and accept the behaviour of the cheater.

The romance working-relationship aspect and the slow burn, as well as history between Avery and Lucas make for a brilliant contemporary romance novel with just enough depth to keep us intrigued and invested in this story.

I love this couple and I love this book!

It’s a good window into the psychology of unattainable men.

 

5/5

M x

Review: How to Date A Douchebag: The Failing Hours by Sara Ney

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In the first book in this series, I was intimidated by Zeke Daniels. He was the angry, protective frat brother of Oz. In the second book of this series, (although they work well on their own as well) we get up close and personal with Zeke and Violet. An unlikely couple, both broken in their own ways. Zeke is full of anger, abandoned by his rich parents. Violet lost her parents at the age of four, she is sweetness and light but no pushover!

The only difference is, one sees the glass as half full, the other sees it as half empty. This is such a brilliant romantic story, with complex characters and amazing depth. I honestly love this author and would recommend this series if you love a bit of contemporary/new adult romance.

5/5

M x

Review: Fair Assassin by C.J Anaya (Free eBook)

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Fair Assassin is a book for those lovers of the fae. It has promise, but as it’s only a hundred and fifty pages (and free, so bonus!) it feels too short.

The main character deals with male attention, that borders on obsession and finds it highly inconvenient. Crysta suddenly wakes up a fae assassin, who has been sent to kill her.

The mythology and the faery courts have promise and this novel sows the seeds for a rich urban fantasy series.

Can’t wait for the next one.

4/5

M x