Sunday, April 24, 2016

[Review] Out of The Wreckage


Out of the Wreckage (Second Chance Series, #2)


After working hard to pick up the pieces of their broken childhoods, Miranda and Jason have what they’ve always wanted: a true and honest love. 
But even true love shatters if you treat it wrong. 
When a rich and successful fling from Miranda’s past shows up and takes an interest in her, Jason begins to question his own worth. 
He never doubted their love, but he wants Miranda to have the best life possible. The life she deserves. 
And maybe he isn’t the one to give it to her. 
When doubt and betrayal set in, Jason and Miranda must fight for their love in the wreckage…before it is destroyed forever.



Wow.  I can’t even begin to say how amazing this book was. Talk about the perfect follow up to a novel. I am so completely satisfied with everything that happened in this story that I’m not even sure how to process. It’s been quite a while since I’ve read a book, let alone wrote a review for one, and I’m definitely feeling how much I have lost touch with my love of literacy for far too long. I’d like to give a big thank you to CeeCee James for reawakening the love that I thought I’d lost. CeeCee you are truly an outstanding author and it has and will continue to be an honor to read the stories that you write. 

This story represents sacrifice and what it means in a relationship.  Ms. James will pull on your heart strings and never let go.  I cried, laughed, got angry, and squealed with happiness several times while reading this. As I write this review there are so many things that I want to splurge out and tell you how I really feel about them, but I can’t. I can’t ruin this story for anyone.  Although this has probably one of the best happily ever after (for now, maybe) I’ve ever read. 

Out of The Wreckage completely topped the first book in my eyes. Getting to learn more about the characters and delving further into their lives in a way that makes you feel as if you’re living in the story with them.  Jason and Miranda are one of my all-time favorite character couples. The love, honor, trust, and connection that the two have are simply irrevocable.  The growth of a person is such an important part of life, either you adapt to your surroundings or you don’t.  In this novel you get to see the evolution of Jason, as well as Miranda. The journey that you take with Jason in this novel is unbelievable. You get to see firsthand how each decision made effects both partners of the relationship, as it is told in a dual POV. 

I can’t even begin to tell you how much this book AND Ms. James have made me want to do something more. The ultimate compassion that is shown from these characters to people in need really makes you think about if you’re doing enough for other people.
Ms. James did write this series so that they may be read as standalones, however I highly recommend reading the first novel before reading this so as you get the back story.  That being said I can’t wait to dive into the 3rd book tonight! 


Other books in this series:
Book 1                                   Book 3
Wrecked and Yours (Second Chance Series, #1)             A Beautiful Wreck (Second Chance Series, #3)
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CeeCee JamesCeeCee James is a wife, mom, owner of two mini-dashchunds, writer, and watercolor artist. 

Her fictional series, Wrecked and Yours, is about love, secrets and navigating life. It's romantic, uncertain and messy, like life often is. It's describes their season to make a choice, "look at life honestly and deal with it, or continue to run away." CeeCee absolutely loved writing it, and hopes it resonates with you because everyone has an important story of what they've overcome.
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

[Book Blitz] The Lover's Surrender




Title: The Lover's Surrender
Author: J.C. Reed
Released: November 25th, 2015
Genre: Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
350pp


LOVE…sometimes it’s good. Sometimes it’s bad. And sometimes it’s dangerous.

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, is sure of one of thing. She should never fully trust someone who has secrets. Especially when said bad boy is the sexiest man walking on earth. She is running away and has no intention of ever returning to him. But when a friend is killed and the one man she thought she would never meet again is accused of murder, she knows the story doesn’t add up.

Dangerously sexy and arrogant millionaire Jett Mayfield knows his secrets are not doing him any favors. However, when they serve to save Brooke’s life, he has no intention of revealing them. When problems spiral out of control and his life is turned upside down, he knows he needs her more than ever. He needs her more than he knows. But will he be strong enough to do what needs to be done?

In a world where truth shatters and danger is closing in on them, where love is their only sanctuary, will they be able to find each other or is it time to let each other go?





Murder.
Sex.
Secrets
Dangerous love


Are you curious about the No Exceptions series but don't know where to start?
The story spans over several books with the same characters.

The original idea was to write the story of Brooke and Jett, which resulted in the Surrender Your Love series. Like so many readers, I found it hard to part with the characters, so I wrote an extension, a companion series with its own mystery and storyline: the No Exceptions series.

While both series can be read as standalone, they're best enjoyed together.
Here's the reading order for those who don't want any spoilers and want to enjoy the roller-coaster ride:

(These are all linked to amazon!)



Surrender Your Love (Surrender Your Love 
#1)
Conquer Your Love (Surrender Your Love #2)
Treasure Your Love (Surrender Your Love # 3)
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The Lover's Secret (No Exceptions # 1)
The Lover's Game (No Exceptions # 2)
The Lover's Promise (No Exceptions # 3)


The Lover's Surrender ( No Exceptions #4) 



J.C. Reed is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of SURRENDER YOUR LOVE and CONQUER YOUR LOVE. She writes steamy contemporary fiction with a touch of mystery. When she's not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, she dreams of returning to the beautiful mountains of Wyoming. You can also find her chatting on Facebook with her readers or spending time with her three children.


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Monday, November 16, 2015

[Cover Reveal] Skepticism

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SYNOPSIS


It’s been ten years, and I live every day with the weight of regret on my shoulders.



We’ve all done bad things, things that we are ashamed of. But those things make us the people that we are today. And today, I’m Liam Brown. When those closest to me were killed, I had to kill my former self just to stay alive. My real name is Micah Lomano, and I left my life fabricating a web of lies along the way to keep what I had done a secret. But I never forgot about Natalene, and now nothing matters…because I don’t have her.



After one fatal night rocked us to the core, everything changed.



I had everything I’d ever wanted: the perfect guy, a loving family, and more money than I knew what to do with. But in an instant, my world stopped. Somehow I’d survived, but I lost everything I knew, everything I wanted. Including myself. I knew then that nothing would ever be the same. I waited for Micah to find me, just like he promised he would. But he never did, and it was when I needed him most. So I was forced with a choice, one that I didn’t want to make: Raise his child on the run or give her up?


The decision wrecked me and what hurt most off all…Micah had no idea that I was pregnant. 

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ABOUT LK

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From bestselling author, LK Collins, comes Skepticism the fourth book in the Life. Destiny. Fate. series. All though this is a series, each of these books can be read as a stand alone. LK writes an array of emotionally and sexy gripping Erotic Romance novels. She’s a lover of the oxford comma and everything in the writing world. Her stories are compelling and will draw you in from page one, and with twists and turns, she always keeps her readers enthralled 'til the end. When LK’s not lost in the minds of her characters, you can find her on the beach with her family, where her husband and writing partner, “The Prezident,” are sure to be plotting out her next tale. 
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Friday, November 13, 2015

[Blog Tour] November 9




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"November 9 is yet another breathtaking novel by Colleen Hoover that's full of blushing, gushing, and heartache. I loved every page and breathed in every beautiful word."
—Anna Todd, author of the After series

NOVEMBER NINE
BY COLLEEN HOOVER
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Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?
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What can I possibly say about November 9. Well let’s see, it’s a Colleen Hoover novel, so I obviously devoured it. I can’t explain it… but the way that Colleen writes just  begs you to keep reading.  It’s so hard to put a book down written by her.  I’ve been in quite the book slump lately too, and once I finally picked this up to read it, I couldn’t stop.  Every moment that I wasn’t reading, I was thinking about the characters and what was going to happen to them.  I mean seriously, Colleen. How do you do it to me!?  EVERY. TIME.  I can’t help but immerse myself in the stories that Colleen tells. 

November 9, I have to say was a little bit different from her normal works. I mean I could be wrong, but I feel  like this one was different. The premise was absolutely stunning – as always. There was so much angst and passion it was ridiculous. So obviously I fell in love with this novel. Who doesn’t fall madly deeply in love with a Colleen Hoover novel though? I mean lets be real. First of all, the names that she chooses for her characters… I can’t even.  Especially Benton and Fallon; I couldn’t love those names more. 

I can’t even begin to put into words my feelings towards this book. I loved and hated it at the same time. I loved the passion between the two characters, and the devotion to keeping a tradition going for any amount of years with a technical stranger. I hated what happened to both of them.  I hated the hurt and turmoil that  each of them went through. I hated the secrets.  The part that I hated most of all, is that I didn’t hate it. Not even a little. Not even at all. Yes… I am slightly obsessed with the movie 10 things I hate about you, thus the reference. 

Not once, through this entire novel did I hate the male character. I loved Benton.  Fiercely.  Honestly I think I loved him more and more throughout the novel, even after you learn his secrets.  I got mad at Fallon quite a few times for her reactions, but I completely understood where her emotions were coming from.  I just couldn’t help it though, I fell for Ben. Hard. 

The tears this novel brought to my eyes were relentless. I’m  probably a little over emotional  at times, but the agony…  I can’t.  If you’re not a Colleen Hoover fan, read this book. It’s definitely worth your time. If you are a CoHo fan, I don’t need to say anything because you’ve already read it.  I guarantee this will give you the feels, no matter who you are.  But alas, I can’t reveal anything  about this because I would be ruining the story for you. I will say there are some pretty huge revelations though. Some, if you’re like me… you’ll see them coming. Hope to hell that they’re not real, but you know deep down that it’s true. It happened. It’s happening.  Those are the moments I live for as a reader, and once again CoHo has not failed me.  

 





Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.







NOVEMBER NINE by Colleen Hoover



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Monday, November 9, 2015

[Blog Tour] Cam Girl

CAM GIRL
LEAH RAEDER


Vada Bergen is broke, the black sheep of her family, and moving a thousand miles away from home for grad school, but she’s got the two things she loves most: her art and her best friend—and sometimes more—Ellis Carraway. Ellis and Vada have a friendship so consuming it’s hard to tell where one girl ends and the other begins. It’s intense. It’s a little codependent. And nothing can tear them apart. Until an accident on an icy winter road changes everything.

Vada is left deeply scarred, both emotionally and physically. Her once-promising art career is cut short. And Ellis pulls away, unwilling to talk about that night. Everything Vada loved is gone. She’s got nothing left to lose.

So when she meets some smooth-talking entrepreneurs who offer to set her up as a cam girl, she can’t say no. All Vada has to do is spend a couple hours each night stripping on webcam, and the “tips” come pouring in.

It’s just a kinky escape from reality until a client gets serious. “Blue” is mysterious, alluring, and more interested in Vada’s life than her body. Online, they chat intimately. Blue helps her heal. And he pays well, but he wants her all to himself. No more cam shows. It’s an easy decision: she’s starting to fall for him. But the steamier it gets, the more she craves the real man behind the keyboard. So Vada pops the question: Can we meet IRL?

Blue agrees, on one condition. A condition that will bring back a ghost from her past.

Now Vada must confront what she’s been running from. A past full of devastating secrets—those of others and those she’s been keeping from herself…





Leah Rader has easily become one of my new favorite authors. The intensity and gritty truth that she puts into her novels  Is undeniable and refreshing. The fact that she broaches on subjects that aren’t in the “norm” is just  one of the more admirable qualities that she has as well. I will never hesitate to pick up a Raeder book, because I know I’ll instantaneously fall in awe with the passion behind her words. 

         With that being said, this is one of those hard reviews to write. I’m not exactly sure where my emotions lie with this novel. Did I love it? Yes. But putting into words the feels that you get from reading this is unexplainable in words. I have to say that all of Leah’s works are the same way for me. I’m literally blown away with every page I read from every novel that she writes.  As I come out of reading one of Leah’s novels I feel like I’m left in a haze of confusing emotions. There is literally no connection from my brain to my mouth to tell you how I feel.

        The way that Leah transforms words to art and art to words is stunning. I literally can’t even.  I’m not really understanding of art, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate it and dabble in things myself. The way that the art is described in this novel is exquisite. I felt like I understood everything. The colors and the meaning behind the artful phases that I never in a million years could think I could relate to, I related to. The simplicity of the imagery is astonishing, because it’s not at all simple; it’s complex. However that doesn’t stop you from loving every word. 

Honestly, there’s nothing I can tell you about this book that wouldn’t be spoiling it. So for that reason, all I can say is that I loved it, and that you need to read this. The raw emotions that run through you because of these characters is incomparable to anything.  I will say that I definitely had my issues with some of the characters, but everyone is entitled to have their moments. At times I hated Vada, but then I couldn’t get enough of her.  Read this. You’ll see what I mean, or what I haven’t said… and you’ll understand why I haven’t said it. 

        Leah Raeder, I swear to god you make me question my own sexuality with every book you write. That’s probably one of the more significant things that I adore about you. Not only is she challenging and bold, but artistic and not afraid to push the limits or boundaries on subjects that aren’t so widely talked about.  My imaginary hat tips off to you. 





Leah Raeder is a writer and unabashed nerd. She is also the USA Today bestselling author of Unteachable and Black Iris. Aside from reading her brains out, she enjoys graphic design, video games, fine whiskey, and the art of self-deprecation. She lives with her very own manic pixie dream boy in Chicago. Visit her at www.leahraeder.com.




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