Review: Riptide - Book #2 Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances Series - Michelle Mankin - February 2017
What do you get when a favorite
author brings together three of your favorite
things in one book? An awesome story, that's what. When I saw that Riptide had
been released, I knew I had to read it as
I love everything by Michelle Mankin. Rock stars - I love music when it
comes to books and if I could play any instrument,
I had always fancied either the drums or bass/electric guitar. Surf - again if
I had been brought up by water, then I
think I would have loved to be a surfer as out in the waves you have that
feeling of freedom and last but not least Second Chance romances - this is what
I am truly a sucker for. I do enjoy
instant love romances, but nothing beats
the happiness of second chance romances, those
where both parties finally realize they
are meant to be together despite all the obstacles that are thrown in their ways. Riptide is
split into two parts, but
technically it's three. Patch has died and now his widow Karen is back in
their hometown working at the Surf shop,
she still teaches surfing but her heart is still raw, and it pains her to be near the pier as it was their spot.
Ramon Martinez had returned after taking
a break from music as everything fell apart when Patch - his best friend died.
Ramon had always loved Karen but had moved aside when Patch claimed
her as his girl, there were moments he wanted
her, but he waited. Now Patch has gone
the pair can move on slowly. I had loved how the pair were finally making a go
of things, and they were looking up and
then OMFG out of nowhere tragedy hits. I was like WTF Nooooooooo !!! this can't
be the end as they are just making things work. I was like what an evil thing
to do. The book then jumps to the past where Karen first met Ramon and Patch
and leads up to the day Patch died. Then the last part gives the reader the
questioning of whether Ramon and Karen will finally get their HEA or are they
destined to have love lost? Is this a
second chance romance destined to work after all the tragic moments or will
this be one of those loves where you know they are meant to be together but for
some reason - they can never be.
Riptide played with my emotions especially in the
middle of the book, and as my partner can
confirm I was like NOOOOOOOOOO this can't be happening, the book isn't supposed
to go like this LOL.
If you are like me and love your sand, surf, rock stars and second chance romances, then pick up your copy of Riptide
P.S - the other thing I loved about this book was the
crossovers of the two record companies which we have seen in Michelle Mankin's
previous book and other series.
Review: Carnival of Dead Girls - Book #3 Flocksdale Files - Carissa Ann Lynch - January 2016
First off I have to let readers know that I had loved all the books previous to this one by
Carissa Ann Lynch, so I had high
expectations when I discovered that there
was a new one in the Flocksdale Series. However, I found myself slightly
disappointed with Carnival of Dead Girls as I found the story to be too
fragmented for my liking. The story started off with us being introduced to Josie Crowley, who is
sixteen and living in a town not far from Flocksdale. She wants to fit in
somewhere and is befriended by a girl named Freya. Turns out though that Freya
isn't exactly the type of person that Josie thought she was and when a circus
comes to town. Freya disses Josie and
runs off. Next thing we know Freya is missing and Josie knows it has something
to do with the Circus. This part made her
seem too clingy and needy for my part as Josie goes on a search to find Freya
and it leads her to the town of Flocksdale. Remember Flocksdale - home of the
Garretts, who liked to kill and traffic girls.Well, it seems that there are still members of the Garrett family
around and they haven't given up their bad ways,
in fact, they will do anything to keep the Garrett name alive including
drawing Josie to Flocksdale. What is Josie's connection to the Garrett family
and what has happened to Freya? One of
the small parts I enjoyed about this book was the re-introduction of Wendy from
the earlier books. Carnival of Dead Girls was a good thriller despite its disjointedness and a good read for those
wanting to continue The Flocksdale Files series.
Lexi Day is a virgin whom is only willing to lose it to one man – her long-time friend, Jessie Black. They’ve been friends for nearly ten years and she had given up hope of getting him in bed. But when her best friend Becca tells her that he wants her, she begins questioning what she is willing to do to get with the man of her dreams.
Jessie Black is not boyfriend material, so he did everything he could to stay away from his hot best friend. But when he finally gets the virgin beneath him, he doesn’t want to share.
When these two get under the sheets things explode. But will the explosion be the end of their friendship? Or could it be the beginning of a very hot forever?
Dani Nichole is two besties who decided to co-write under a pen name. Dani is new to writing, whilst Nichole is a published Author under her real name. Both are mothers, one is married, and one is single. They have a LOVE for smut romance and hope to let it shine with their own stories!
Title: Blackbird Author: Molly McAdams Series: A Redemption Novel Genre: Romantic Suspense Releasing February 28th, 2017
“Consuming. Enthralling. Sexy. MIND-BLOWING. From the very first line to the very last page, Blackbird sank into me and didn’t let me go. This is Molly McAdams at her best! A must-read that will have you questioning all your emotions as you fall in love with this unforgettable story.” – New York Times bestselling author, AL Jackson
From New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams comes a powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love.
I live in a world few know exist. I’ve trained for this. I know what to say, what to do, and how to act. I’ve perfected the lethal calm required for this life.
Now it’s time to buy my first girl. But all it takes is one look at the brave girl who starts singing mid-auction for that calm to slip.
Briar Chapman is going to be the death of me, and I don’t care. I’ll take every day with her until that death comes, and I’ll welcome it when it does.
On the outside, Lucas Holt is what nightmares are made of. A man cloaked in darkness, with sin-filled eyes and an enticing grin. A devil so devastatingly beautiful and cruel that his very presence instills fear.
But beneath his terrifying, ever-calm exterior is an affectionate man haunted by a past that refuses to stay buried. And Lucas looks at me as though he’s finally found the only person who can make it all go away.
We’re a battle of the brightest day and the darkest night—and I want to lie in the wake of our war.
Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm … or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.
Review: Booty Camp Dating Service - Debra Anastasia - August 2016
I have a few of this author sitting on my kindle, but I had yet to read any of her books,
apparently though scouring Goodreads people have said that she is crass and her
books are filled with LOL moments. As a
big fan of romantic comedies, I was intrigued and also the title of this book
was what mainly drew me in. Hazel seems always
to pick the wrong guys to fall in love with,
and they never stick, so when her best
friend Claire tells her about a service - Booty Camp Dating Service where
everyone who attends gets the perfect match,
and since she isn't getting any younger, Hazel reluctantly goes along. During
the initial meeting, Claire has found her
soulmate in the co-owner of the company,
but for Hazel, she seems to have her
doubts in especially the main owner Wolf Saber. He just rubs her up the wrong
way. Hazel demands her money back but since she paid by cheque is told she
can't and then becomes a negotiation novel and compromising back and forth
between Hazel and Wolf. As the book goes on and Hazel has a bad date after bad date, we wonder if there will
be any HEA for her but turns out that someone does have sizzling chemistry with
Hazel - Wolf himself, their chemistry is
off the charts. Can Wolf get Hazel to see
him as a potential match or will it be a disaster
from the get-go as of course first impressions count,
and neither one have great first
impressions of the other?
Booty Camp Dating Service was a quick read and if you want a look into the world of matches and
speed-dating along with a barrel of laughs then check out Debra Anastasia's
book as it will be one you won't be able to put down.