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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Studly Period (The Ivy Years #5.5) [Josephine & Pepe] by Sarina Bowen

This was the SWEETEST novella EVER. I LOVED IT! Granted, I had to wait till all the chpaters were out because waiting for a mere chapter each week just wasn't for me but actually reading it - ALL of it - was literally a doctor's subscription to my mental and physical health.

Josephine Allister is a sweet and nerdy introvert. Working at the tutoring center is helping her a little to interact with people she doesn't know but she is still quite closed off. When Pepe Gerault comes into her view she have a difficulty with more than her tongue. The French-Canadian Hockey player is just too much. He is fun and easy going and a total opposite of her. Yet through the essays he writes and she corrects they form an unlikely and endearing friendship.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Pursued by Cari Z.

I started this book almost a MONTH ago, I don't know if I should even try and blame the book for the fact until yesterday I only read 14% (!) of it.. (the rest I actually finished in one evening) Truthfully I had ZERO time! But one thing I can't deny.. Both Daniel and Reese weren't my favorite characters. Took me long enough for them to "grow on me" I guess.

The world Daniel Hart lives in contains magical abilities and though Daniel isn't a very talented spell caster he has found his calling working in preserving those beautiful and powerful magical artifacts in a way the public can enjoy them. Daniel is an introvert scholar so nothing he has done in his past or who he is prepares him for his meeting with Rhys Daveth (or as he calls him - Reese).

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May 2018 Reading List

While April was a CRAZY month I actually read ALMOST EVERYTHING I had planed and truthfully can't remember when THAT happened. This month I'm conflicted.. I have 3 new releases I'm really excited about but that's just my life in books.. I have a few days off (a 3 day trip to London) and A LOT of educational commitments.. I'll start the month with two courses and technically finish with two but that's only because I'm finishing one and starting a new one.. I don't even know what my finishing assignment is going to be and I'm already stressed considering the second course will be close to an end as well.. (with a difficult exam at the end). 

I want to promise myself to read as much as possible, but I SHOULD be studying everyday! Don't think I'll be able to commit to THAT but I'll do my absolute best to make everything work out as best as I can so I can start the summer with a feeling of accomplishment 🙏
[ Yep, ended up moving half of the books to a later date.. oh well.. ]

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♥ Contemporary Romance / New Adult 
      
♥ Paranormal Romance 
 

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Crocus (Bonfires #2) by Amy Lane

    What a treat this one was! I LOVED Aaron and Larx in the 1st installment, the way they got together and merge their families was a pleasure to read. This one was no different only we got to see them living together FOR REAL and dealing with life. This time Aaron getting hurt and feeling "useless" while Larx was "playing the hero" and trying to manage their joined household and that without mentioning the problems their kids have and their efforts to solve what they can, together and alone.

    If you haven't read the first one - Bonfires - YOU MUST. It's beautifully written second chance romance. Aaron and Larx deserve to get their HEA, both raising kids on their own, now finally finding the time for love. Both are over 40 and though their previous marriage was to women, their second chapter seems to be their true HEA. As it was in the first one when they just got to know each other, in this one also, life gets in the way of their planning. There are new kids who need to be rescued and both Aaron and Larx will do their best to offer help and there's also a personal problem at home with Larx's older daughter Livvy returning home from college not only with child but also dealing with depression. The first seems easier to deal than the second...

    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Love in Spades (Four Kings Security #1) [Ace & Colton] by Charlie Cochet

    This one was such a treat! I LOVED it! I don't read many Romantic Suspense novels, maybe because generally speaking I don't usually drawn to mystery novels. Yet Charlie knows how to mix well the suspense/mystery with the romantic part. MOST of this book is about Ace and Colton falling in love, but the suspense isn't forgotten, it's just PACKED in the end with enough action and drama to keep me on my toes up to the very end.

    This is a new series by Charlie. I ADORED her PNR/UF series "THIRDS" and though they don't have anything really in common, what they DO share is the action/mystery. After reading this series I knew I need to grab all of Charlie's books. Up until now I mostly read PNR and Historicals so getting this book as an ARC was such a wonderful surprise! Well, the series itself was a surprise for me! After reading this one I really can't wait for the others ones in the series!

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Regret Me Not by Amy Lane

    Beautiful, sweet, endearing. LOVED IT! It was tender as it was heart breaking and I have a feeling if we got Hal's POV and not only Pierce's it would have been heart wrecking! so maybe Amy did us a favor focusing on Pierce. I loved everything about this book, it felt a whole story even though it was quite short and though Pierce and Hal MIGHT be considered too different to form something real together - they proved it - it's not about age, it's not about status, it's not about occupation or even where you live - it's about companionship, compassion, acceptance, tenderness, trust. THESE things are what makes a couple PERFECT together. These two have it all.  

    Pierce Atwater is at the lowest he's EVER been. Unemployed and o his way to divorce is really the icing on the cake.. He is also recovering from a car accident which left him shattered outside needing A LOT of time for recovering. In pain, grumpy and depressed he spend his time in his sister's house until he realizes his mean behavior shouldn't be directed toward the one person he loves and appreciated best in his life. Packing his stuff he decides to spend the month before Christmas in a friend's apartment in Florida. The best thing about said apartment is the pool allowing him the physiotherapy he needs on his long way to recovery.

    Sunday, April 15, 2018

    The Foxling Soldati (Soldati Hearts #2) [Rayner & Toka] by Charlie Cochet

    Okay, this book KILLED me! It's not only held me on the edge of my seat, it left me with a nauseating stomach that wouldn't settle down until it was all finished! The book starts sweetly, with Raynar and Toka playing around, continue to Ezra (one of the Soldati "Royal Entourage" to King Khalon) prophesying a visit from the King of the Bear-Shifters going to end up VERY badly. You don't know the half of that!


    Saturday, April 14, 2018

    The Soldati Prince (Soldati Hearts #1) [Khalon & Riley] by Charlie Cochet

    This was more than I expected it to be! At first I was trying to figure our "what's going on?", and trying to find good virtue in the overly bossy and annoying Khalon when I caught myself truly caught (!) in the story. It was sweet and quite short, actually gave a good world building without interfering with the romantic part which while short as well was still enough for me. Really interested seeing where this series is going to go from here. There are enough hints at the next couple (and there IS a book of these two – my next read!)

    Riley Murrough is an ordinary barista. His life isn't that exciting. But one night it all changes when Demons come to visit the café he works at. One minute he is finishing a few cakes left of the day the next he is running from his life only to be rescued by 4 HUGE tigers who later on transforms back to human form. Say what?! Not only that but as he is touched for a brief moment by one of the Demons a tattoo-like mark appears on his arm, one that makes the shifters take him away to their enchanted land.