Book Review: SMUT by Karina Halle

Genre: NA, Romance

Pages: 315

Released on: May 16th, 2016



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Goodreads Summary:

What happens when the kink between the pages leads to heat between the sheets?

All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad’s ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finally finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career.

What Blake and Amanda don’t want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that’s exactly what they both get when they’re forced to collaborate on a writing piece. Since Amanda thinks Blake is a pushy asshole (with a panty-melting smirk and British accent) and Blake thinks Amanda has a stick up her ass (though it’s a brilliant ass), they fight tooth and nail until they discover they write well together. They also may find each other really attractive, but that’s neither here nor there.

When their writing project turns out to be a success, the two of them decide to start up a secret partnership using a pen name, infiltrating the self-publishing market in the lucrative genre of erotica. Naturally, with so much heat and passion between the pages, it’s not long before their dirty words become a dirty reality. Sure, they still fight a lot, but at least there’s make-up sex now.

But even as they start to fall hard for each other, will their burgeoning relationship survive if their scandalous secret is exposed? Or are happily-ever-afters just a work of fiction?

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Book Review: MR. WRONG by Jana Aston

Genre: Romance, NA

Pages: 206

Released on: October 7th, 2015


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I have a history of picking the wrong guy. Gay? Player? Momma’s boy? Check, check and check.

Now I can’t stop fantasizing about one of the customers at the coffee shop I work at between classes. It’s just a harmless crush, right? It’s not like I ever see this guy outside of the coffee shop. It’s not like I’m going to see him while attempting to get birth control at the student clinic. While wearing a paper gown. While sitting on an exam table. Because he’s the doctor. Shoot. Me.

But what if, for once, the man I’ve had the dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies about turned out to be everything but wrong?

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CHARGED by Jay Crownover Review + Excerpt Tour **Giveaway**

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From New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover comes CHARGED, the latest in her sexy The Saints of Denver Series, releasing May 24th! Known for her strong heroines and alpha males, you won’t know what hit you as you read Avett and Quaid’s story. Keep reading for more about the Leagle Eagle and Avett and order your copy today.

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Book Review: LETTING GO by Holly Renee

Genre: NA, Romance

Pages: 211

letting goReleased on: August 31, 2015




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Goodreads Summary: When Kat was forced to leave the only home she had ever known due to her brother’s secrets, she wasn’t prepared for what was waiting for her in Tennessee or the choices it would force her to make.

Kat instantly knew she didn’t like Blake Reagan. He was cocky, stubborn, and infuriating. What Kat didn’t understand was why she couldn’t stop thinking about him or the way he made her feel.

The last thing Blake expected was for Kat Archer to storm into his world and turn it upside down. He thought he had her pegged from the beginning, but she destroyed everything he thought he knew. Blake was willing to fight to push his way into Kat’s heart, but she put up a wall at every turn as she clung to her past.

If she stayed, she’d risk the only family she had left. If she left, she’d lose Blake and every piece of her heart that he’d managed to steal.

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“Going to a book event…With no books?!”- LA Times Festival of Books Recap

It may seem like an ironic situation to be in. I mean, who goes to a book event with no books? It’s mainly unheard of! But this year for the LA Times Festival of Books, I went bookless. I won’t lie – it felt super weird. I’m used to taking a week to map out my routes, double (even triple) checking my author list, and making sure I have all my books packed up and ready to go (usually in order of what books I’ll need first – those go on top).

But this year, I got up the morning of LATFoB, got myself an iced coffee, got my Divergent tote bag I had packed with my Buxom lip gloss (in White Russian – it’s the best), wallet, and keys, slipped on my rain boots (from Target on clearance for $10), and flew out the door. There was no stress, no headaches, just going.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love packing up a backpack (sometimes even suitcase) full of books and pulling one out at a time to get signed. I come home with the greatest sense of accomplishment EVER. But I’m just here to present the other side of things. Because I’ve done the whole lugging of 20+ books at book events to get signed. I’ve done it. And maybe it comes with doing a lot of book events, or maybe it’s just my old age shining through, but there is an inexplicit beauty in just attending a book event just to attend. You get to sit in the stands (in this case under the pouring rain) and really hear every word the authors are saying, not stressing over where the signing line is. You get to say hi to other readers you hadn’t seen in a while instead of brushing people aside to make sure you get in line before them. You get to meet and enjoy the company of new readers. Make some friends!

I do believe that there is a sense of comradery, a connection, that gets lost when people go to book events with the sole purpose of getting books signed. I am by no means bashing the concept of going to a book event like LA Times FoB to get books signed – that’s part of the event! You should totally do it; but don’t let it overshadow the beauty of just hearing people talk about the common thing we all love. People like books, you guys (Ha), and sometimes it’s so liberating to just go to an event and talk about how much we love and enjoy books. I definitely enjoyed doing that this year at LATFoB.

And it wasn’t like I completely left empty handed, in terms of books. I knew Emery Lord was going to be there and if you’ve been following my blog for some time then you probably saw my review of The Start of Me and You floating about. It’s is one of my favorite YA contemporaries, hardcore. So when Emery announced the paperback would have bonus content (and when I saw the paperback’s cover – it’s beautiful!), I knew I had to get it. So I did, and I got it signed. Also ran into Sarah Rees Brennan which was awesome because I hadn’t seen her since…well…since Clockwork Princess tour! That was ages ago. So it was nice seeing her and telling her how much she slays with her awesome umbrella.

I have no regrets (#noRagrets) when it comes to this event. I enjoyed every stressfree minute of it. And my friends and I may have had a little too much fun taking photos at the event… But the event itself was beautiful. Despite the rain, the authors powered through and gave great responses in panels and were super sweet to talk to face-to-face.

If you missed this year’s LA Times Festival of Books, fear not! YALLWEST is just around the corner! I may be at that event. If you’ll be in Vegas this weekend for the RT Booklovers Convention, comment/message/tweet me! I’ll be there and I’d love to say hi to people! Let’s talk about books and hot dudes and girls! I look forward to the book events I have planned to attend, and the people I hope to encounter.

Thanks to LA Times for hosting this beautiful event and for accepting a lil o’ blog like mine as media! XO