10 Apr 2020

Shift Out of Luck | Review

Title: Shift Out of Luck
Series: Brimstone Inc. #2
Author: Abigail Owen
Pages: 150 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Release date: 20 April 2020
Rating: ★★★★.5

Synopsis

The Montagues and Capulets have nothing on the Canis and Banes wolf packs. The two have been feuding for ages. The brutal murder of the Banes’ alpha only added fuel to the fire. And now there’s only one way to bring peace – the current alphas of each pack, Marrok and Tala, need a mating of convenience.

Tala has her doubts. A thousand of them.

Never mind that Marrok drives her body to levels of desire her vibrator has trouble keeping up with. If she can’t get her inner wolf – or her people – on board, forget peace, because she’ll lose the tenuous control she has over the Canis pack. Her new mate is just so damn alpha. He’d better learn to play nice or Tala will have to show him who’s boss.

But Marrok has plans of his own, and nothing and no one, not even Tala herself, can resist an alpha…

*This novella was previously self published as The Worse for Were but has undergone a complete re-edit. Scenes were added, things were changed, but the kissing still remains! 


Review

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Entangled Amara! 

Shift Out of Luck is the second book in the Brimstone Inc. series and tells the story of Tala and Marrok. Although this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

Shift Out of Luck was such a good and fast-paced sequel, I enjoyed every bit of it! It was so nice to finally read some more about Tala and Marrok. You read a few things about them in the first book in the series, and it was so nice that we got their story too!

Tala and Marrok are both alphas which makes it a bit hard for them to be in a relationship. I think that Tala is such an amazing and empowering character. What I also loved about this book was that Abigail Owen wrote about the struggle of being a female alpha, Tala gets questioned a lot and people only see Marrok as an alpha. I also really loved Marrok because he puts a lot of effort in his relationship with Tala and he’s just so cute.

Shift Out of Luck was another amazing book by Abigail Owen and I didn’t expect anything else! She’s an amazing author and I love the worlds she’s created! I’m so excited to read more books set in the Brimstone Inc. series and I hope we’ll get a book about Dahlia!

8 Apr 2020

That's the Way I Loved You | Review

Title: That’s the Way I Loved You
Author: Carrie Aarons
Pages: 250 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 14 May 2020
Rating: ★★★★.5

Synopsis

Savannah

This town ain’t big enough for the two of us. Which is why I left.

I was determined never to return to Hale, Texas. But when my new life in the Big Apple throws me a curve ball, I have to go back to tie up loose ends. One of those being him.

Jason Whitney was my first everything. Kiss, love, epic heartbreak. He shattered my world once upon a time, and apparently, he’s not done yet.

With old demons lurking around every corner, hightailing it out of my hometown is at the top of my list. Complete my unfinished business, and I get to leave any memory of my country existence behind.

Only, with each day I spend in it, with each moment I spend with him, I’m turning back into the girl who laid in the tall grass and swam in the creek all those years ago.

And I’m not sure that who I was is ready to let me go again.

Jason

We drew a line down the middle, and neither of us has crossed it. That is, until Savannah Reese blew back into our hometown.

The day my high school sweetheart left, she took my whole heart with her. We promised each other forever, made plans that only teenagers could believe in, and crashed and burned on the grandest of scales.

When Savannah last saw me, I was a disgraced high school athlete. All washed up, I took it out on the only person who loved me. Then her world really fell apart, and I was too selfish to care.

Now she’s back, ready to sell the only remaining thing tying us to each other. I’ve been breaking my back for the last ten years not to think about her, not to be reminded of the love we shared.

But now that she’s right here, it’s impossible to forget how we used to be. Or let go of what we still are.


Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Carrie Aarons!

That’s the Way I Loved You is a Contemporary second chance Romance about Savannah and Jason.

I’ve read a lot of books by Carrie Aarons and she keeps on writing amazing books! That’s the Way I Loved You was such a good book and I’m a sucker for second chance Romance. The story was really beautiful, it’s not just a love story but it’s also a story about going after your passion and about loss.

I totally get the reason why Savannah left town, it’s been really hard for her and I think she’s a strong character. I love that she fights for what she wants and what she needs. But so does Jason… He’s determined to win Savannah’s heart again and I love that he doesn’t give up. It’s clear that they’re meant for each other but it just wasn’t the right time for them to be together when they were younger.

I think that That’s the Way I Loved You is a beautiful story about finding true love again and it’s also a realistic story. I think a lot of people go through certain things and if you’re really meant to be together you’ll find your way back to each other. I think that this book is another great book by Carrie Aarons and I cannot wait to read some more books by her!

7 Apr 2020

Dear Girl | Review

Title: Dear Girl
Author: Aija Mayrock
Pages: 114 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Rating: ★★★.5

Synopsis

From a poet and celebrated spoken-word performer comes a debut poetry collection that takes readers on an empowering, lyrical journey exploring truth, silence, wounds, healing, and the resilience we all share.

Dear Girl is a journey from girlhood to womanhood through poetry
It is the search for truth in silence
The freeing of the tongue
It is deep wounds and deep healing
And the resilience that lies within us
It is a love letter
To the sisterhood


Review

This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing and Netgalley!

Dear Girl is a debut poetry collection about feminism and about becoming a woman. I think it’s a good debut collection and I really like reading poems about feminism. We, women, need to stand together and fight for equality!

you were not born an ember
you were born the flame

I really liked the poems in Dear Girl because I could relate to them and feel the empowering message behind them. I think a lot of us women struggle with a few of the topics that are mentioned in this collection, which makes it a book for every woman.

I know that if this world harms you,
attempts to break you,
you will rise
broken and bruised.
The world is no match
for that flame in your eyes.

Dear Girl was a good poetry collection only too bad that the poems didn’t have titles. I usually make ‘favourite poems’ lists but I couldn’t make one for this collection. But besides that, I really enjoyed this collection!