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

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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: 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: The Sorcerer’s Concubine by Jaclyn Dolamore

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I did not know what to expect with the first book in this series. I am ashamed to admit, I looked at the title and lumped this book in many other genre cliché fantasy erotica books. I apologise to the Dolamore for this!

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Born of wood, cloth, and a substantial dose of magic, Velsa is a Fanarlem, a beautiful artificial girl. Raised to be a concubine, she has seen her friends at the House of Perfumed Ribbons sold off to be the pets of wealthy men. Now her own dreaded day has come. Grau Thanneau is a kind and handsome sorcerer who expects to own a spectacular piece of spellwork–he doesn’t realize that everything he has been told about Fanarlem is a lie. Velsa is not a dull-witted doll, but an intelligent and luminous soul who captivates his heart. Neither of them expected to fall in love, in a land where the law will never recognize her as his equal…

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This book has an amazing premise, such an ingenious world and honestly made me want to read more right from the first page. It’s the concept of ‘love dolls’ in a fantastical setting, and a country on the border of war.

If you loved the Grisha series by Leigh Bardudo, you will love this novel!

5/5

M x

 

Review: Firebolt by Adrienne Woods (The Dragonian Series) 5/5 Kindle Free eBook

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It’s been a while since I had read a book that has transported me into a world, so well constructed, so beautiful and in-depth that I’ve had to purchase every book in the series and stay awake until 4 am for two days running to cram as much of the books into my skull as possible.

Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year old Elena Watkins was no different.
Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.
Now Elena’s in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a Prince wants Elena’s heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh. And the only way Elena’s going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.
Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales. Now it’s time for Elena to believe – in herself.

This is that series. This is what you need if ACOTAR and Harry Potter are your bread and butter. The mythology of each of the dragons, the magic school and the slow build up with the main character make for a well-paced story that reveals just enough to keep you salivating for more.

5/5

M x

Review: Real Ugly (Hard Rock Roots #1) by C.M. Stunich 5/5 FREE eBook

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Ever been thrown into a book headfirst. Right into a perspective that leaves you feeling dirty, sexy and transcendent? This is Real Ugly in a nutshell.

The effect this book has had on me? Damaged characters, complex flaws and a new pendant to want to write the word ‘f***’ every other word. Oh yeah. This book is absolutely amazing.

It’s not just an exercise in broken character development and a well-built world on the rock and roll tour bus; it’s the mystery. The thrill and suspense. The bloodshed!

You need this book in your life. Read it now! It’s free, so you have no excuse.

Turner Campbell is an a**hole.
I f*cking hate him.
But I can’t get enough either.
He sings like an angel and f*cks like a devil.
If I could, I’d run away and never look back because to tell you the truth, I think this man might be the death of me.

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Naomi Knox is a b*tch.
I can’t f*cking stand her.
But I can’t stop thinking about her either.
She looks like an angel and plays like a devil.
If I could, I’d f*ck her good and forget all about her, but to tell youthe truth, I think this woman might be my last saving grace.

5/5

M x