romance

Review: Lake of Destiny by Martina Boone (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Lake of Destiny (Celtic Legends #1)

Author: Martina Boone

Genre: Romance

Publication Date: April 25, 2017

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Helping her aunt organize a Beltane Festival in a picturesque Highland village seems like the perfect escape from Anna’s second broken engagement and the meltdown that wrecked her legal career. But to succeed, she’ll need to wrangle kilt-wearing villagers, dangerous sheep, a disaster of a dog, and the reclusive laird who refuses to open his property to the public for the ancient tradition of “Sighting.”

For centuries, Loch Fàil in Balwhither has been known to locals as a “thin” place, one where the veil between worlds peels back on Beltane morning to show the face of a person’s one true love. The tradition could draw tourists by the busload, but that’s exactly what Connal MacGregor fears will reveal the two secrets he’s been desperately keeping hidden.

While Anna struggles to mediate between the needs of the village and Connal’s need to protect his identity and his child, Anna finds herself falling in love with all of them: Connal and his daughter, the magical glen, the villagers. But day by day, opening herself to love exposes deep scars from Anna’s childhood, and confronting those wounds could finally set her free–or endanger her every chance of happiness.

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Blog Tour: The Ruins by T.H. Hernandez (Spoiler Free Review)

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Title: The Ruins

Author: T.H. Hernandez

Genre: YA Dystopian Romance

Number of Pages: 315

My Rating: 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

Heartbroken, grief-stricken, and wracked with guilt, seventeen-year-old Evan Taylor returned to the Union, leaving behind the boy she loved.

Now, she and her friends must find a way to do the impossible – warn the citizens of the Union about an impending rebel attack without alerting the government and risking retaliation against her friends in the Ruins.

When every move Evan makes is thwarted, it soon becomes clear she’s being watched. Faced with a daily fight to stay one step ahead of her pursuers, she returns to the Ruins. But life in the Ruins has its own dangers, and soon she’s fighting a different battle – to stay alive long enough to discover the truth.

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The Ruins by TH Hernandez Release Day Launch!

It’s release day for T.H. Hernandez’s The Ruins! I am so excited for the release of this fantastic dystopian young adult! I’m a bit emotionally attached to this book, as I got the awesome opportunity to work with the author and beta read it, and got to see it “grow up”. Trust me, you want to check this book out! Keep an eye out for my review coming tomorrow. T.H. is sharing an excerpt and fantastic giveaway with us so be sure to check it all out!!

P.S.: If you haven’t, feel free to check out my review of the first book in the series, The Union, here.

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Review: Rock and a Hard Place by Angie Stanton (Mostly Spoiler Free)

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Title:  Rock and a Hard Place

Author: Angie Stanton

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Number of Pages: 304

My Rating: 3* out of 5 stars

In an instant, Libby’s life went from picture-perfect to a nightmare. After surviving a terrible car accident, Libby is abandoned by her father and left with her controlling aunt. A new town, a new school, no friends–Libby is utterly alone. But then she meets Peter.

The lead singer in a rock band with his brothers, Peter hates that his parents overly manage his life. Constantly surrounded by family, Peter just wants to get away. And when he meets Libby, he’s finally found the one person who just wants to be with him, not the rock star.

But while Peter battles his family’s growing interference in both his music and personal life, Libby struggles with her aunt, who turns nastier each day. And even though Libby and Peter desperately want to be together, their drastically different lives threaten to keep them apart forever.

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Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (Spoiler Free)

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Title: The Wrath and the Dawn

Author: Renee Ahdieh

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy (Retelling)

Number of Pages: 395

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

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Blog Tour: The Rearranged Life by Annika Sharma (Review)

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Title: The Rearranged Life

Author: Annika Sharma

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Number of Pages: 268

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

Nithya, a vivacious, intelligent and driven college senior has always known what she has wanted: a successful career in medicine and the love of her family. She’s even come to terms with the idea of an arranged marriage, a tradition her conservative Indian family has held up for thousands of years.

When a night of partying puts her on a collision course with danger, Nithya’s entire life changes.

Enter James St. Clair, the smart, challenging and heartbreakingly handsome American.

As Nithya and James fall in love, she questions the future she and her parents have always planned. Now, Nithya has a choice to make: become a doctor and a good Indian bride, or step away from her family and centuries of culture to forge her own path.

The decision she comes to takes her on a journey that transforms how she sees her future, her relationships with loved ones, and how she learns to put herself back together when even her best-laid plans fall apart.

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Review: Days Like This by Danielle Ellison (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Days Like This

Author: Danielle Ellison

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 2, 2015

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sometimes the only thing standing between fear and hope is you.

Almost a year ago, nineteen-year-old Cassie Harlen had a lot to deal with. A stack of college acceptance letters waiting for answers, a proposal from the boy next door, and a mother whose most recent bipolar episode left Cassie hurt and confused. Tired of cleaning up the messes caused by her mother’s disorder, of resenting her mother for not being there, and scared of being trapped by an inevitable future—which included marrying Graham Tucker—Cassie did the only thing she could think of to keep from ending up like her mother: she left.

Graham never knew why Cassie walked away. He woke up one morning and she was gone—along with the life that he’d created around her. After eleven months, Graham has a new plan for his future. One that doesn’t involve Cassie Harlen.

When Cassie’s mom nearly burns down her house, Cassie’s forced to return home. Back to a mother she’s tried to ignore and the guy she’s been unable to forget. Graham doesn’t know how he’s going to spend the whole summer living next door to the person who broke his heart without letting those old feelings push through to the surface.

Neither does Cassie.

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The Rearranged Life Release Day Blitz!

Today is the release day for The Rearranged Life by Annika Sharman! I am so excited about this new romance! I have actually read it, but I haven’t had a chance to write up my review. It’s coming soon though, so keep a look out for it! Annika is sharing an exclusive excerpt and giveaway with us so be sure to check out all the festivities!

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Diamonds Are Forever Cover Reveal

Hey guys! I’m here to help reveal the cover for Diamonds Are Forever, the third book in the Secret Diamond Sisters series by the lovely Michelle Madow. The Secret Diamond Sisters series follows three sisters who discover that their father is a billionaire casino owner in Las Vegas. Soon, they find themselves living in a luxurious penthouse with him, and attending an exclusive Las Vegas school. All kinds of drama and romance ensue, and it’s just a great read for those who love Young Adult contemporary books. Information about all three of the books (including Diamonds Are Forever) is included down below. Check it out!

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Compulsion Audiobook Release Blitz

 Hello everyone! I’m so excited to bring you this post today! I read and LOVED Compulsion by Martina Boone, and I’m honored to participate in the Book Blitz for the Audiobook! Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post. If you haven’t, I highly suggest picking up Compulsion!

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