Genre: Love Triangle

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 […]

Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin

Posted July 23, 2016 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin

Step-brother romances really seem to be the thing right now, don’t get me wrong I do enjoy some of them, and some of them not so much. This one unfortunately fell into the not so much category for me. So in this book while Lily and Jackson are step-siblings, they didn’t grow up together, spent very little time together because Jackson took off, and when the book starts they haven’t seen each other in like seven years. So there isn’t much of a family relationship dynamic going on with these two. Their story is kind of a second chance romance, Lily and Jackson shared one kiss a long time ago, and where Lily’s dad walked in on them, Jackson was kicked out and never looked back. Lily did write Jackson a lot over the years but he never engaged with her, even though the letters meant a lot to him. So Jackson is back in his hometown after being injured in the military, which is the last place he wants to be. After running into Lily, she invited him to move in with her and he accepts. Of course this is just a recipe for the impending hook up. Jackson was likable for the most part. I get how and why he wanted to get away from his mother and stepfather, his mother is honestly horrible to him. And he made a good life for himself, yeah he is dealing with some issues after being in war, but overall he […]

Love Me Back by Michelle Lynn

Posted July 11, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Love Me Back by Michelle Lynn

I was so into the description of this book. I love a good love triangle, I don’t know why, I just like them, probably because I love my drama in books. The thing about me and love triangles is I really want to pull for both guys, like I don’t want to end up hating one of the guys right from the beginning, because then it feels less like a love triangle and more like someone interfering. This book made things even more complicated because the two guys vying for Maddy’s attention are brothers, and one of them used to be the guy she used to date. So needless to say this book is all kinds of complicated. I guess I liked Maddy, she was okay. She wasn’t very assertive, and honestly I felt like most of the book she was trying to avoid the situation as much as possible. Like it was just easier to avoid. She is back to be in her brothers wedding, and this sets up for a lot of togetherness with people Maddy seems to be more on board with avoiding rather then spending every day with them. The two brothers in question are Gabe and Trent. Both are successful guys in their own very different ways, Trent is a soccer star, and Gabe is starting up his own business. But Gabe was clearly the far superior brother. Or maybe it was just me. I mean Trent just seemed overly confident, kind of a jerk, […]

Tryst by Alex Rosa

Posted June 22, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Tryst by Alex Rosa

I don’t know about you guys, but I really do love the whole friends with benefits thing, because well frankly that like never works out, someone always ends up having feelings for the other and it always either implodes or ends up in a relationship. Regardless I love the drama of it all. This book also had the whole older brothers best friend thing going for it too, and I absolutely love that. So when we meet Skyler she is moving into her brothers place because she just going out of a really bad relationship. Like the kind of relationship that results in restraining orders and changing where you live and your phone number. You can tell that Skyler is really still getting over the whole breakup, and she’s also pretty embarrassed about the whole situation, so not a lot of people really know what happened. Skyler works hard in school and is a college athlete, and she’s just in general a pretty chill, cool girl. I liked her for the most part, I wasn’t a huge fan of how wishy washy she was about some things. Like there is a guy in her life who she is friends with, but who she has like a longstanding flirting relationship, and it’s clear he is interested in her, but she never really shuts its down. She knows she doesn’t want that with him, but she just lets it continue and honestly it made me kind of think less of her. She […]

Missed Connections by Tamara Mataya

Posted June 7, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Missed Connections by Tamara Mataya

So the whole idea behind missed connections is really interesting, I’ve seen that section on Craigslist before and the idea for it it just kind of bizarre, but yet interesting. I always wondered if people actually read these things and actually connect with people. So the fact that this book has a lot to do with missed connections made it appeal to me. So when the book starts we meet our lovely heroine, Sarah. She is down on her luck, she’s lost her job and apartment, she’s boyfriendless, and she is crashing on her best friends couch while she tries to get a job pretty much anywhere on the planet. I totally understood how she felt about the whole picking herself up after following down, and oh my gosh the interview with the crazy hippies at the beginning, that was absolutely hilarious. So Sarah gets this job that finally gets her life going on the right track, but honestly its the job from hell, I mean she works for a bunch of new age hippies, but they are some of the most judgmental new age people I have ever seen (or read). So there were actually a lot of things I liked about Sarah, how she pushes forward to make a life for herself and doesn’t stop, I like how she handles herself in a horrible working environment, but there were also some things I didn’t love about her. I felt like through a lot of the book she was […]

Remembering Everly by J.L. Berg

Posted May 16, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Remembering Everly by J.L. Berg

You really should not read this book or this review if you haven’t read the first book, Forgetting August, this book without a doubt can’t be read without reading that book first. I loved Forgetting August, I mean I felt like it was really fresh and original and super interesting, the characters were compelling, and then it ended on like a big “whoa” moment. So naturally the second I finished reading Forgetting August, I preordered for this book, dying to know what was going to happen next. So a little recap is that August and Everly used to be together, August basically has amnesia after an attack. Everly is very affected by this both because he used to be her boyfriend and also because August was without a doubt emotionally abusive, like used to lock her in a room (to keep her safe). In the first book they actually get back together until the someone from August’s past shows back up and Everly leaves August and goes back to her old fiance, Ryan. And then it’s revealed at the end that August knows Everly is the one who hit him causing his coma and amnesia. It was such a set up for like a fantastic next book, I mean what is August going to do, is he going back to him callus ways and maybe blackmail her, or call the police, I mean what is going to happen. Is Everly going to fess up to Ryan what really happened between […]

The One That Got Away by A.J. Pine

Posted May 15, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
The One That Got Away by A.J. Pine

This book was super cute, if you like super cute romances then this book seriously fits the bill. I’ve made it a pretty well known fact that I love relationships that are born out of friendships, and in this case you have two best friends. One of the things that appealed to me about this book is that there is a road trip, and I love road trips, I think they appeal because I’ve never really gotten to go on one (unless you count moving across the country at the drop of hat, thank you army). So when the book starts we meet Jamie and Brynn, two best friends that have been friends since high school, and wouldn’t you know it Jamie loves Brynn. Brynn is kind of obsessed about this other guy, getting her second chance with this guy. So when the guy invites her to another state for an important event, she jumps at the chance, except she has to find a way to get there, enter Jamie. Jamie decided to take this road trip as the perfect chance to see if there can be anything between them. Jamie is in my opinion kind of a great guy. I mean he wants to be with Brynn but at the same time he doesn’t want to stand in her way, if someone else is going to make her happy then he wants to give her the chance to do that, even if it kills him. But more than that […]

Slip of the Tongue by Jessica Hawkins

Posted March 10, 2016 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Slip of the Tongue by Jessica Hawkins

It was easy to see from the book blurb that this book contains subject matter that not everyone is going to be on bored with. I know a lot of people have issues with cheating in books, but honestly as long as it makes sense for the characters and is well written I’m open to anything that happens in real life. So I wasn’t upset with the cheating aspect of the story, but at the same time I really didn’t enjoy the story itself. So Sadie has been married to Nathan for a while and they are very happy, until one day out of nowhere her husband who used to be 100% devoted to her and making her happy basically kind of just stops. He goes out, gets drunk, doesn’t really talk to her anymore, when they are in the same room he doesn’t even really seem to even try. The whole thing is weird, especially to Sadie who doesn’t understand what happened to her very loving relationship. Enter Finn, the new next door neighbor who you can tell right off the bat is interested in Sadie, and is more than a little disappointed when he finds out that she is married, he’s also keen to point out that her husband’s behavior is odd. As I said it’s pretty clear right off the bat that something is going to happen between Sadie and Finn, and that ultimately Sadie is either going to have to chose between the two men or […]

Forgetting August by J.L. Berg

Posted March 3, 2016 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Forgetting August by J.L. Berg

I have read a couple of books where one of the main characters is suffering from amnesia, and honestly some times it works and sometimes, at least for me, it falls flat. In this case, I kind of loved it. Okay, I really actually loved it completely. This book is the perfect amount of trying to figure out who someone is and who that someone was. This book was super emotional, even though one party really had no idea what had happened in his life to make it the way that it was, but man, this was a great journey to go on. Also the was this book ending, I seriously remember being super bummed that I had to wait for the next book to come out, because I wanted to devour it all in the same night. So our heroine in this story is Everly, whose name I kind of love. When the story starts its very clear that she has some emotional trauma that she is trying to move beyond. Her life is settled now though, she has a fiancee and enjoys her simple job at the coffee house and is really kind of picking up with her life and moving forward. I can’t even explain to you how much I wanted to know what had happened to her in the past, and then WHAM, her ex wakes up from his years long coma and if I thought I wanted to know what happened before, it was like […]

Sweetest Chase by Sharla Lovelace

Posted February 23, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaway, loved it, Review / 1 Comment
Sweetest Chase by Sharla Lovelace

I loved this book! I didn’t read the first book in this series, and honestly I wish I had, because this author is just so amazing at pulling at my emotional heartstrings! I know a lot of people don’t enjoy the whole kind of love triangle thing, but this one is done so well, and you can tell that no one really wants to hurt anyone. And honestly, this book felt so well done, that I could see this scenario playing out in real life. So the book starts and you have Quinn getting ready to get married, and Simon trying not to have the feelings he has for Quinn. So Quinn and Simon have a long history together and are pretty much best friends. Although they met through Simon’s sister, who Quinn lives with. The thing about Quinn and her upcoming wedding is that it seems like she is just stepping into the role that everyone in her family is kind of pushing her into. I mean her mother isn’t letting her make any of the choices for her own wedding, and basically nit picks her into oblivion. Her mom insults her at almost every chance she has, and basically talks down about her career. It’s almost like everyone just kind of thinks Quinn has had her fun in college and for a few years working as a photographer and on the reality show, but now that she’s getting married she is going to give it all up and […]