Category: loved it

SIN by Emma Hart

Posted July 19, 2017 by Kate in Blog Tour, loved it, Review / 0 Comments
SIN by Emma Hart

First off, I kind of new this book was going to be awesome, because from just the blurb you knew you had too characters at odds with each other, it’s set in Vegas (land of fun times), and honestly, it’s Emma Hart, so you can’t go wrong. I have to say right up front that the banter between our main characters just made the book so fantastic, it made for a great, fun read. The banter reminded me a lot of the banter you saw in Holly Woods Files, it was sometimes funny, always amusing, charged with sexual tension, occasionally heartwarming, basically my cup of tea. Dahlia is our oh so lovely heroine, and when we meet her she is just back Vegas after losing her father. It’s time for her to go back to running the family business, a bar in Las Vegas that is book themed. Can we just stop right there are make unbelievably clear that if this bar existed near me I would be there all the time. I have to say that Emma did a great job with painting a picture of what the bar looks like, I mean I felt like I could picture the bar in my head, and it is just such a cool idea. I liked Dahlia a lot, she’s smart, well educated, clearly a good boss, seems like she was a good daughter, and she’s got the perfect amount of sassy and sarcasm, I liked how she held her own. […]

Worth It by S.M. Shade & C.M. Owens

Posted May 31, 2017 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Worth It by S.M. Shade & C.M. Owens

I have a couple of recommendations about reading this book. First, if you are depressed and want to cheer up, this is your book. Second, if you just like to laugh this is your book. Third, if it’s midnight and you want a book to read, this is not your book unless its the weekend or you can call into work the next day because you aren’t going to want to stop reading this book. I can’t even explain how much I love this book, it was hilarious, and honestly I wish I could see it in movie form because it would be the best train wreck ever. One of the fun things about this book is that it is not centered on two people, it is more like four main characters and a couple other secondary characters that are pretty big players in the book. Normally when books have this many people I feel like things get to crowded and inevitably the characters stories suffer, this is so not the case in this book. The book is short in terms of time, but not much else, in everything else it’s BIG. So three friends are going to the wedding of one of their exes, oh and did I mention that one of the girls is the stepsister of the ex of the other girl. So it’s all kinds of family and ex drama. But these three girls are thick and thieves and want to be supportive and also kind […]

Mister O by Lauren Blakely

Posted May 9, 2017 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Mister O by Lauren Blakely

Can I just say how much I love best friends little sister books, I mean seriously I mean I love them. Also can I just say how much I love reading a book that is from the male POV, I don’t know why, but seriously, Lauren is great at writing male POVs. I will say that I did go back and forth over the title of this book, sometimes I thought it was too over the top, sometimes I thought it was cheeky and fun, but after reading the book it makes all the more sense, and now I love the title. So Harper and Nick are good friends, I would go as far as to call them best friends. But while Nick is self-assured and confident in social situations, Harper is not. She’s kind of disaster with adults, especially of the male persuasion. But while Harper is disastrous with hot guys she is attracted to, she’s also kind of awesomely quirky. She’s funny in sweet and like involuntary way. She’s super authentic, I mean she is who she is and that’s the end of it. Nick on the other hand is smooth and confident and super successful, he’s actually the famous hot guy who created the cartoon series Mister Orgasm, which is kind of awesome. I think what I like about Nick is that he doesn’t really seem to let the fame get to him. He loves what he does, and he works really hard at it, and he knows […]

The Stranger by Abigail Barnette

Posted April 4, 2017 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
The Stranger by Abigail Barnette

Okay, seriously, why has no one told me about this book before? I mean really, I have been missing out. And frankly, you have too. I am not a person who enjoys novellas, occasionally they work for me when they are like the middle of two books in a series to fill in a gap, or maybe to sometimes set up a series, but even then it’s not like I love them. I’m sorry I just need more, lots of words, give me all the words. But this book, LOVE. As the blurb sets it up, Sophie is our heroine, and Leif (a.k.a Neil in future books), meet at an airport, their flight is cancelled and Sophie who is basically bailing on college and striking her own path in life, without much regard for planning, gets the courage to go up to the hot older guy and hit on him. Things obviously progress quickly. If you are looking for some kind of love connection here, look somewhere else, I mean for real. This is all about the hot and sweaty and dirty and maybe the occasional shower to clean up afterwards. I’m not sure why I was able to love these characters the way I did without fully knowing them, because frankly there isn’t a lot of story here, it takes place over like 24 hours and mostly consists of sex, but it just works. I think the thing I like the most about Sophie is that she learns to […]

A Star to Steer Her By by Beth Anne Miller

Posted March 29, 2017 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
A Star to Steer Her By by Beth Anne Miller

I kind of wish there were more books coming out about the ocean, I mean sure there are books that take place in a tropical setting, and that’s nice and everything, but in the book the ocean is basically a character on its own, and I loved it. I spent a significant amount of time when I was growing up on an island, and my parents favorite form of family vacations was cruise ships, so it was really easy for me to fall in love with this book. And I have to say I’m pretty jealous of Ari and the experience she got to have. I’m not really one for sailing, probably because it’s not something I’ve ever done and lingo goes over my head, but the author did a great job explaining things but not making it overwhelming. Ari is going on this semester at sea experience, and she has been wanting to back out of it for some time, clearly when the book starts there is some sort of traumatic event that she is trying to get past, including what seems like a pretty substantial injury to her leg. It was so easy to like Ari right from the beginning, normally it takes me a minute to get to know a character and decide if I like them or love them, or whatever, but with Ari it was immediate. She’s complex and interesting, and sad but strong, she’s so easy to love and kind of identify with that […]

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 […]