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 […]

God of Wine Release Blast

Posted December 9, 2016 by Kate in Book Blast, Excerpt, Giveaway / 0 Comments
God of Wine Release Blast

The God of Wine is lookin’ for love.  And he has absolutely no clue what he’s doing.    GOD OF WINE Immortal Matchmakers, Inc #3 Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Released Nov 25th, 2016   From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff… Book #3 of the Immortal Matchmakers Inc. Series. (Standalone)CAN ROCK-HARD ABS SAVE THE WORLD? HE SURE THINKS SO Acan, the God of Wine and Intoxication, has been partying for over ten thousand years. And New Year’s Eve, when humans around the world succumb to his naturally occurring spike in powers, is his big night. Only this year, things are bit different. A plague is sweeping the immortal community, and he’s turning downright evil. All those New Year’s bashes will turn into bloodbaths if he doesn’t stop it. Sadly, the only known cure is finding a mate, and he is a giant, rude, beer-bellied mess. Definitely not husband material. But can a little gym-time and help from the pros at Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. turn him into a divine sex-machine? Absolutely! So watch out, ladies! The God of Wine is lookin’ for love. And he has absolutely no clue what he’s doing. BUY NOW AMAZON | B & N | ITUNES | KOBO a Rafflecopter giveaway   EXCERPT

Skirting the Ice Release Blast!

Posted December 8, 2016 by Kate in Book Blast, Excerpt, Giveaway / 0 Comments
Skirting the Ice Release Blast!

“The Bannister Brothers series has everything I love… hockey, humor, and heart!”  SKIRTING THE ICE Bannister Brothers #3 Jennie Marts Releasing Dec 8th, 2016 “The Bannister Brothers series has everything I love…hockey, humor, and heart!” – Kristin Miller- New York Times Bestselling author    Buttoned-up accountant Jack Bannister lives an uncomplicated life until his teenage crush moves back into the house next door…all grown up and sexy as hell. Murphy Ryan is still wild and reckless, and danger has followed her to Colorado.  Jack will do whatever it takes to protect her, even it means letting her go…again.   Murphy Ryan is focused on building a new NHL women’s hockey team. But staying on her game is hard with the distraction, and the memories, of the hot nerd in the house next door. Jack Bannister had been her first kiss, and she wants him to be her last. With his dry humor and sexy glasses, being smart never looked so good.   Jack’s been given a chance to win back the one that got away, but worries this gorgeous hockey player is still out of his league. He’s kept his heart on ice, but now that Murphy’s back, she might be the one to finally thaw it. a Rafflecopter giveaway EXCERPT

Encore by Tara Kelly

Posted December 7, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Encore by Tara Kelly

I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. From the blurb it had all of the elements I was looking for in a book, it just didn’t come together for me. I love books in the music scene, and I was excited about the going on tour aspect on the book, I also liked how the blurb alluded to the girl having a thing for one of her bandmates. Ultimately, I wasn’t in love with any of the characters in the book. First of all the main character, our heroine, Jasmine, is young, I think for the entirety of the book she is 17, and honestly it really comes off that way. I have a hard time really getting into characters who are that young, and that was a big problem for me. I didn’t find Jasmine to be super likable, it wasn’t that she wasn’t likable, it was more that she was so in her own head that I just didn’t enjoy her all that much. And the other characters in the book didn’t stand out to me either as being really likable either. It’s hard for me to like a book when I don’t love at least one of the characters in a book. Also I really felt like the author was trying to make a lot of points with this book, I mean she touched on a lot of different issues in one book. While I really like when an author brings issues […]

Someone Liked You Release Blast!

Posted December 6, 2016 by Kate in Book Blast, Excerpt, Giveaway / 0 Comments
Someone Liked You Release Blast!

A man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain. SOMEONE LIKE YOU Oxford #3 Lauren Layne Releasing Dec 6th, 2016 Loveswept   Lauren Layne’s bestselling Oxford Series continues with the poignant, heartwarming story of New York’s most eligible bachelor, Lincoln Mathis, a man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain.   Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there’s a secret that Lincoln’s hiding from even his closest friends—a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can’t take his eyes off at his best friend’s wedding. He also knows that she’s everything he can never have.   After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret, she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey that will either heal their damaged souls . . . or destroy them forever. Advance praise for Someone Like You   “Fun and flirty, sassy and steamy, with a deep emotional pull that will keep you turning the pages.”—Kelly Jamieson, […]

Home Tears by Tijan

Posted December 5, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Home Tears by Tijan

I keep hearing about this author and yet I haven’t picked up one of their books yet, so when I saw this book was available on Kindle Unlimited I decided now was as good of a time as any to check out the author. I have to say I am pretty pleased with the book, and I can easily see why so many other people are talking about this authors work. I looks book where the main character is coming home, and honestly I read this book at just the right time, I was on at home after almost six years away, so this kind of hit just the right spot for me. I also really liked how much family was a component of the book, Dani is coming home to heal from some pretty traumatic experiences, which also means having to deal with all the family and drama that she left behind all those years ago. There is a lot to unpack when it comes to the issues in Dani’s family. I mean she has the death of her sister, her ailing aunt, her sister who pretty much seems to hate her, and then there are all of the family secrets that Dani starts to uncover. Oh and did I mention that Dani’s ex, who also happens to be her childhood best friend and first of everything, is also the same guy who left her for her sister and has now moved on to yet another sister. I mean […]

The Detective by Vanessa Waltz

Posted November 27, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Kindle Unlimited, Review / 0 Comments
The Detective by Vanessa Waltz

I’ve been really into cop books lately, like super into them. I don’t know something about a guy in uniform has seriously been working for me. So obviously with a title like, The Detective, I of course was going to pick up a copy of this book. So when the book starts off you are thrown right in the middle of everything, you’ve got cop Heath tangled up in the sheets with his mark, Jasmine, or is her name Jade. As it turns out Heath is assigned to find Jade and bring her back home, because wouldn’t you know, she’s a missing person. He wants to know why she left home and she isn’t talking, but he’s beyond determined to get to the bottom of it. Jasmine and Heath have this kind of push and pull relationship. Sometimes it worked for me and sometimes it didn’t. Jasmine has her secrets and I get that, and honestly I’m more on her side during this. But for Heath man oh man can this guy be pushy. I get that he has a job to do, but he is doing this job to get back and the guy Jasmine left behind. He’s so pushy to the point that I almost don’t like him. I mean he shows up everywhere. Joins the committees that she is on, eats where she works, etc. And then just when I think I’ve had enough the ex rolls into town and my opinion of Heath gets way better. […]

Bad Neighbor by M. O’Keefe

Posted November 23, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Bad Neighbor by M. O’Keefe

I have to admit, I stalked this book, I’m not at all ashamed, I woke up every morning and checked to see if it came out yet (I’m terrible at paying attention to calendars). And the second it arrived on my kindle I sat down and read it from beginning to end. It was like the exact right book came to me at the exact right moment, I had been thinking about trying to find a book where the main character was in hiding. I also really like books where the main characters are neighbors (I’m thinking Neighbor Dearest right now). Anyway when we meet our leading lady she is in the middle of moving into a super sketchy apartment, having given all her money away to her sister and sold everything she owns. So basically she is poor, starting over, and hiding from her sister’s psychotic ex. Charlotte is really easy to like, I mean she gave up basically her whole life to make sure that her sister would be safe. It’s no surprise that she would be a good person. She’s sweet and nice, and a good neighbor. She works from home, has some serious artistic flare, which I appreciate, and she tries to make her life as cheerful as possible, and I liked that about her. Even though life had decidedly taken a turn, she still tries, even though its clear in several instances during the book that she is nervous that her sister’s ex is going […]

Hard Compromise by Samanthe Beck

Posted November 21, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Hard Compromise by Samanthe Beck

Small town sheriffs, ah, just something about those three words really work for me lately. I liked a good hot cop scenario, and oh boy did this book start off with a hot cop scenario. There were a lot more elements to this book other than the fact that the hero was a cop though, I actually felt like there was a decent of angst for lack of a better word. Both characters really wanted their lives to go a certain way and worked as hard as they could to get there, but the anxiousness of whether or not they would get what they wanted was heavy in the foreground. So Laurie and our hot cop Ethan have a past. Laurie is from the bad side of town with a mom who, well, let’s just say all cops in town know who her mom is. And then we have Ethan who is from the good side of town and comes from money, and works as a sheriff because he wants to do good things for his community. They meet when Laurie is a minor and he is busting her for underage drinking. She makes a pass at him, he tells her come back in 10 years and things might end differently. So 10 years later, Ethan is on a mission, and that mission is Laurie. The thing about Laurie is that she is really driven by this need to not be her mother, to be an upstanding citizen within the […]