Category: loved it

Being Brooke by Emma Hart

Posted December 13, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Being Brooke by Emma Hart

Ah friends to lovers! One of my favorites to read. So obviously Emma Hart is one of my favorite authors, and after the ending of her Holly Woods Files series, I needed something to fill the gap, and this was the perfect book. I love Emma’s wit in her books, she always has one of two characters who are just super sassy and make me laugh out loud, they always make the book such a fun time, and this was definitely the case here. Brooke is awesome, there is no way around that. She’s at a point in her life that I can totally relate to, she’s dropped out of college, working at a pretty much dead end job that she’s thrilled with, but without a real direction on where to go from there. The good thing is that she has some seriously awesome friends, Carly and Cain. The problem of course is that Brooke is in love with Cain, pretty much everyone else is aware of this fact, and Cain is dating a woman who seriously dislikes both Brooke and Carly. In a lot of ways Cain is kind of being pulled in two different directions, he wants to be a good boyfriend, but at the same time he has been friends with Carly and Brooke for a really long time, and they are basically like family to him. Of course I was rooting for Cain and Brooke to get together from like page one of the book, especially because […]

Womanizer by Katy Evans

Posted December 9, 2016 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Womanizer by Katy Evans

I loved this cover, so much so I bought the book without reading the blurb, well that and I knew I already liked Katy Evans. I’m really glad I ended up buying this book because I really did enjoy it. Normally I think the whole CEO thing is overplayed, but in this case I think it worked. Part of the reason why it worked was because our heroine, Olivia, has a family connection to our hero, Callan. It wasn’t like she was some doe eyed girl straight off the bus or something, while they may have never met before they still had ties to each other, like Callan is Olivia’s brothers best friend (another of my favorites things in books). Truth be told my least favorite part of the book was the beginning. Olivia came off as super naive in the first few chapters, not exactly unlikable, but a little on my nerves. Plus her older brother is like super over protective, which probably contributed to her naivety. But as soon as she started her job and met the hot guy on the roof she really came out of her shell, and suddenly I liked her a lot more. I know smoking is a terrible habit and all that jazz, but honestly sometimes a hot guy smoking a cigarette in the dark can be super hot, and Callan makes it super hot. I liked that he breaks his own rules. I liked the cute little interactions that Callan and Olivia […]

Twined Bond by Emma Hart

Posted November 17, 2016 by Kate in All Time Favorites, loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Twined Bond by Emma Hart

I have loved this series from the very beginning. I love the moments that make me laugh out loud, I love the moments of tenderness between Drake and Noelle, I love the times I’m sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next, and so much more. When I found out this book was going to be the last book in the series, I have to admit that I wasn’t excited about reading it, because honestly I don’t want this series to be over. But I buckled down and read it, and I have never been so happy to love Emma Hart as an author, I think she did the characters so proud, and at the end I felt sad that it was over but happy with the outcome (which honestly is rare for me when a series comes to an end). So much of this book is a spoiler, and I really think if you are a fan of the series, that you need to experience this book without knowing the spoilers ahead of times. So basically this is going to be a hard review to write because I don’t want to spoil anything. So if you have gotten this far in the series you know that Drake and Noelle are super solid at this point, they are engaged, and I couldn’t be happy for them. This book really brings them even closer together in more ways then one, which I loved. These two of […]

Burning Bond by Emma Hart

Posted October 6, 2016 by Kate in All Time Favorites, Blog Tour, loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Burning Bond by Emma Hart

I absolutely am in love with this series. There is no way around that. That being said, I was more than a little apprehensive about this book, because it doesn’t follow the heroine we have all come to know and love, Noelle, but instead follows Bek, Noelle’s best friend and co-worker. Truth be told there has been quite a lot of build up coming to this book, is Bek with Jason, or does she like Brody? Well this is the book where all of those questions are answered. Since this is a mystery/suspense I won’t give many details about the plot line, but I’ll still try to explain why I loved the book. So I have always like Bek, she’s just as crazy as Noelle, she’s clearly one of the family, but she also balances our Noelle and vice versa. She’s also funnier then I thought she would be, but not in the same way that Noelle is, which was awesome cause I was kind of worried Bek was going to end up being Noelle 2.0. While Bek does manage to find herself in a scary situation after stumbling upon a rape victim and becoming a target herself of a crew of murders, Bek is a bit more, I think I would call it reserved when it comes to danger. She doesn’t go full force charging into the fray, but that’s not to say she backs away either. I liked that she soldiered on trying to get to the bottom […]

Vindicate by Beth Yarnall

Posted October 5, 2016 by Kate in All Time Favorites, loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Vindicate by Beth Yarnall

Okay, truth. I love this book. I just do. I was not super enthusiastic about the blurb or the cover, but I like the idea of P.I.s and I liked that Cora was so invested in her investigation (or so it seemed from the blurb), so I figured why not, I’ll try it. I’m so glad I did, because I loved it. I picked it up when I couldn’t fall back asleep, though I’ll read two or three chapters and then go back to bed, didn’t work out, I read it from beginning to end in one sitting, and now I’m tired cause I didn’t get to sleep. No regrets though. Cora, our heroine, is lovely, and interesting, and has blue hair (my pink hair self loved that about her), and most interestingly, Cora is on pause. There no other way to explain it. I don’t like stories where the heroine is a virgin, it doesn’t read authentic to me, I’m sorry by when I read a romance and the girl 22-25 years old and a virgin, I don’t believe, you have to back it up with some kind of reasoning cause I just don’t by it. But with Cora, I did! When she was young, before 16 I believe, her brother was convicted of murder and rape of his ex-girlfriend. Cora has devoted her life, getting emancipated when she was 16, investigating, using all her money to try and free her brother, just everything about her world is about […]

Wrong by Jana Aston

Posted August 3, 2016 by Kate in All Time Favorites, loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Wrong by Jana Aston

I wish I could fully explain why I loved this book as much as I did, but seriously I really did love this book. I picked up this book because the blurb on the back basically explained that the girl has a big crush on an older guy who happens to end up being her doctor. I don’t know why, but this totally worked for me, also the cover is so great, I love the bold colors. I’m kind of addicted to the whole older man storyline, I love it in books, I wish it was done more often. So when you meet Sophie she is kind of a contradiction, she seems to be pretty mature on the outside, working her way through college, but on the other hand she is also a little bit on the naive side as well. She’s had a series of unfortunate relationships, and she finally thinks she is getting someone with this one guy, which of course means that it is time to make an appointment to go to the health clinic on campus. Enter the older guy she has a crush on, who also happens to be the guy who is going to examine her south of the border. That whole scene is kind of hilarious, and I loved it, I knew after reading that scene and how it all played out that I was going to really enjoy reading this book. Luke is our older guy, and I loved him. He’s just […]

Charged by Jay Crownover

Posted May 19, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, loved it, Review / 1 Comment
Charged by Jay Crownover

I remember reading my first Jay Crownover book, it was Rule, and I fell in love. I mean I think I read this book three times in a row because I loved it so much. So I bought all the books in the series and never read them, I figured nothing was going to live up to the amazingness that was Rule (which to this day still occupies a piece of me), so when the option to get this book came my way, I thought you know what I want to see if Rule was a fluke, I wanna see what else Jay Crownover is packing in her creative vault. I am so glad I decided to read this book. I loved it. And I loved it for a lot of the same reasons that I loved Rule, but yet in such different ways. So honestly, one of the reasons why I liked this book is because her characters remind me of me and my friends. Avett is a pink haired girl whose life is spiraling out of control. She is in the middle of her “come to Jesus” moment, she’s in jail and she knows he life has to change. She has to stop disappointing people and doing the wrong things, and figure out what to do with her life. I love how she doesn’t fit the mold though, there are moments in the book where people make comments about her hair or how she is somehow less because […]

Beautiful Broken Rules by Kimberly Lauren

Posted May 14, 2016 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Beautiful Broken Rules by Kimberly Lauren

Every once in a while I pick up a book from Kindle Unlimited that I completely totally love, this was one of those books. I loved this book from beginning to end, there was just so much going on that I liked, that I was beyond happy I rented this book. First things first, I love a good college romance, and more than that I love when the characters actually feel like real people who actually go to college, and not some super nice, clean cut version of what people really are. Life is messy, people are flawed, and I love when books put that up front and in your face. Emerson is the culmination of so many girls I knew when I was in my early 20s. She’s flawed, she has painful history, both her parents dying on the same day in a car accident after being long divorced (read between the lines here), oh and did I mention it was her birthday. Needless to say she doesn’t really believe in relationships, not just because she doesn’t trust them, but because the idea of letting anyone get too close and having to endure that kind of heartbreak again, it just not something she can handle. I like how up front she was about her rules, about how she has sleep with quite a few people and has no real intention of stopping, but mostly I liked her actual relationships with people, her sister Quinn and her best friend Cole, […]

Good Girl by Lauren Layne

Posted May 12, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaway, loved it, Review / 1 Comment
Good Girl by Lauren Layne

So I really enjoy Lauren Layne, I’ve read a couple of her books before and she is one of those authors where I know going in I am going to enjoy the book. That being said, this one was a step above for me, mostly because I was so emotionally invested in our heroine, I was right there with her throughout the entire book and at the end when it was all over I left the book feeling really satisfied and happy, and frankly these days that doesn’t happen as often as I would like. Jenny was really an awesome character for me, and on paper she isn’t necessarily I would normally gravitate towards. So Jenny is a country music star who is temporary living in L.A. to work on writing her next album when scandal hits. So she does what any self respecting starlet who didn’t actually commit the actions in the scandal would do, go into hiding. So that’s how she ends up in the Louisiana bayou in a house that is beyond run down with a hot yet grumbly caretaker in the middle of DIYing it back to life. So Jenny is actually a fairly inexperienced person romantically, which is something that tends to annoy me in books, but in this book it really worked for me, and it also read really authentic. I loved how Lauren was able to convey Jenny’s insecurities without ramming them down my throat, they were all believable and understandable, it was […]

Jackson’s Trust by Violet Duke

Posted March 15, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, loved it, Review / 1 Comment
Jackson’s Trust by Violet Duke

I have made no secret of my love of sports romances, and generally speaking every time I read a book blurb about something having to do with sports, I know its a book for me. Normally the books tend to be about the players or sometimes the coaches, but this was a little bit different. The main characters don’t actually play or work for any sports team, instead they work for a television station devoted to football. Our hero is the senior analyst and our heroine is new to the network, and works as a sideline reporter. This really intrigued me, and I had high hopes. High hopes that thankfully panned out beautifully. So our book starts and first off the chemistry is just off the charts between Leila and Jackson, I loved it, they have a great dynamic. Also the first thoughts Jackson has about Leila is that she’s a beautiful liar, which was just perfect, I know that sounds horrible, but the context was just right, and trust when you read it you will get it and you will love it. The thing about both Leila and Jackson is that they both know they like each other and have fantastic chemistry, but neither one them has any intention of acting on it. Leila doesn’t want to mix work and sex together, she wants to excel at her job and be taken seriously. Whereas Jackson has a complicated life (one that won’t be revealed until pretty far into the […]