20 Jul 2019

Interference | Blog tour

Title: Interference
Series: St. Michaels Duet #1
Author: Harlow Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: 18 July 2019

Synopsis
 
Brayden:
I’m a goddamn prodigy.
It’s true. Ask anyone.
I threw my first curveball the day I was born.

The whole damn town is waiting on me.
To live up to my father’s famous name. To reach for the stars.

All I want to reach for is her.

But Ashley is the sweet addiction I can’t afford. She’s my best friend’s sister. Hell, she’s practically my little sister. For years, I’ve protected her from guys that want one thing. What happens now that I’ve turned into one of them? Who’s gonna shield her from the way I was made, from my little white lies and from what I’m about to become?

My game plan sounds simple: Pitch my way into the Major League draft and stay out of Ashley Foster’s pants. That first part may be statistically difficult.

The second feels damn near impossible.

Ashley:
From the moment we met, I knew he was trouble.
The kind my mother sent me to find.
The type that ruins you for any other brand.

When we were young kids, I didn’t know what to call the frogs and butterflies that danced in my belly whenever Brayden came near. Now I know they have a name.

Those three little words that could heal or destroy him.

Before Brayden, my life was normal. And then it wasn’t. It couldn’t be. Ever again. How was I to know stealing his seat would change all our lives?

Anger and forgiveness share two halves of the same coin. Our story might make you choose sides.




Review

This book was provided by the author through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Harlow Cole and InkSlinger PR!

Interference is the first book in the St. Michaels Duet and tells the story of Brayden and Ashely. They’ve known each other for so many years and have been through a lot, but one action changes everything…

Interference is the first book I’ve read by Harlow Cole and I really liked the story. I loved that we started with a chapter from the present and then read about their past. I really wanted to know what happened to Brayden and Ashely for them to act so weird in the first chapter.

Brayden and Ashley are so different, in my opinion. Brayden is reckless and does whatever he wants. And that hurts Ashley. Ashley constantly tries to see the good in Braydon, but they fight a lot because of his behaviour. Even though a lot happened, I think that they were a good couple.

A lot happened in Interference which made the book really interesting. I wanted to know how the book was going to end because I wanted to know whether or not there was going to be a future for Brayden and Ashley. I never thought the book was going to end the way it did, but it makes me want to read the sequel even more!

Author bio
Harlow Cole is a former journalism student, turned techie, turned mother, who finally decided at age forty-plus what she wants to be if she ever she grows up. Her writing journey first began in sixth grade, when she and her best friend penned boy band fanfiction in an old spiral notebook. Harlow is a connoisseur of peanut M&Ms, brand-new school supplies and angst-filled love stories that always end happy. At fifteen, she met her first love. They’ve now been married for twenty years. They reside in suburban Washington, DC, where Harlow moonlights as a taxi driver for their farting beagle and teenage twins. Interference and Stealing Home are her debut novels.

Interference | Review

Title: Interference
Series: St. Michaels Duet #1
Author: Harlow Cole
Pages: 448 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release Date: 18 July 2019
Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis
 
Brayden:
I’m a goddamn prodigy.
It’s true. Ask anyone.
I threw my first curveball the day I was born.

The whole damn town is waiting on me.
To live up to my father’s famous name. To reach for the stars.

All I want to reach for is her.

But Ashley is the sweet addiction I can’t afford. She’s my best friend’s sister. Hell, she’s practically my little sister. For years, I’ve protected her from guys that want one thing. What happens now that I’ve turned into one of them? Who’s gonna shield her from the way I was made, from my little white lies and from what I’m about to become?

My game plan sounds simple: Pitch my way into the Major League draft and stay out of Ashley Foster’s pants. That first part may be statistically difficult.

The second feels damn near impossible.

Ashley:
From the moment we met, I knew he was trouble.
The kind my mother sent me to find.
The type that ruins you for any other brand.

When we were young kids, I didn’t know what to call the frogs and butterflies that danced in my belly whenever Brayden came near. Now I know they have a name.

Those three little words that could heal or destroy him.

Before Brayden, my life was normal. And then it wasn’t. It couldn’t be. Ever again. How was I to know stealing his seat would change all our lives?

Anger and forgiveness share two halves of the same coin. Our story might make you choose sides.



Review

This book was provided by the author through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Harlow Cole and InkSlinger PR!

Interference is the first book in the St. Michaels Duet and tells the story of Brayden and Ashely. They’ve known each other for so many years and have been through a lot, but one action changes everything…

Interference is the first book I’ve read by Harlow Cole and I really liked the story. I loved that we started with a chapter from the present and then read about their past. I really wanted to know what happened to Brayden and Ashely for them to act so weird in the first chapter.

Brayden and Ashley are so different, in my opinion. Brayden is reckless and does whatever he wants. And that hurts Ashley. Ashley constantly tries to see the good in Braydon, but they fight a lot because of his behaviour. Even though a lot happened, I think that they were a good couple.

A lot happened in Interference which made the book really interesting. I wanted to know how the book was going to end because I wanted to know whether or not there was going to be a future for Brayden and Ashley. I never thought the book was going to end the way it did, but it makes me want to read the sequel even more!

19 Jul 2019

All Boy | Blog tour

Title: All Boy
Author: Mia Kerick
Publisher: Lakewater Press
Release date: 25 June 2019
Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance, Young Adult
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Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Callie Canter knows all about screwing up—and being screwed over. After her so-called boyfriend publicly humiliated her senior year, taking a fifth year of high school at Beaufort Hills Academy is her second chance to leave behind a painful past. But her need for social acceptance follows, and going along with the in-crowd is the difference between survival and becoming a target. Staying off the radar is top priority. So, falling for an outsider is the last thing on Callie’s ‘to-do’ list. Too bad her heart didn’t get the memo.

With his strict, religious upbringing and former identity far away in Florida, Jayden Morrissey can finally be true to himself at Beaufort Hills Academy. But life as a trans man means keeping secrets, and keeping secrets means not getting too close to anyone. If he can just get through his fifth year unnoticed, maybe a future living as the person he was born to be is possible. Yet love is love, and when you fall hard enough, intentions crumble, plans detour, and secrets are revealed.

From multi-award-winning author Mia Kerick, comes a powerful, timely, and life-changing novel, which follows two teenagers nursing broken hearts and seeking acceptance, and who together realize running away isn’t always the answer.


 

Review

This book was provided by the author through Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Mia Kerick and Chapter by Chapter!

All Boy tells the story of Callie and a transgender boy called Jayden. This book talks about religion, being transgender, and humiliation.


All Boy is the first book I’ve read by Mia Kerick and I liked the story. I love reading books about transgenders because I kind of want to understand what they’re going through and how they feel. Last month I read another book about a transgender and I really liked it. I love reading books with lgbt+ characters and All Boy was definitely a good read!

I really liked Jayden, the transgender boy. I could understand him and I loved reading in his perspective. I also really liked that Mia Kerick decided to give Jayden a religious family because I think that a lot of lgbt+ people struggle even more with their sexuality, etc. because they’re religious or their parents are religious.

I didn’t always like reading in Callie’s perspective but at the same time I did like reading in her perspective. I have some mixed feelings but that’s probably because I couldn’t really relate to her because we’re so different.

I liked All Boy and I cannot wait to discover more books by Mia Kerick!

Giveaway

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Author bio
Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—one in law school, another a professional dancer, a third studying at Mia’s alma mater, Boston College, and her lone son, heading off to college. (Yes, the nest is finally empty.) She has published more than twenty books of LGBTQ romance when not editing National Honor Society essays, offering opinions on college and law school applications, helping to create dance bios, and reviewing scholarship essays. Her husband of twenty-five years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about this, as it’s a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled people in complex relationships. She has a great affinity for the tortured hero in literature, and as a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with tales of tortured heroes and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to her wonderful publishers for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Her books have been featured in Kirkus Reviews magazine, and have won Rainbow Awards for Best Transgender Contemporary Romance and Best YA Lesbian Fiction, a Reader Views’ Book by Book Publicity Literary Award, the Jack Eadon Award for Best Book in Contemporary Drama, an Indie Fab Award, and a Royal Dragonfly Award for Cultural Diversity, a Story Monsters Purple Dragonfly Award for Young Adult e-book Fiction, among other awards.

Mia Kerick is a social liberal and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of human rights. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology. Contact Mia at miakerick@gmail.com or visit at www.miakerickya.com to see what is going on in Mia’s world.


All Boy | Review

Title: All Boy
Author: Mia Kerick
Pages: 373 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Lakewater Press
Rating: ★★★★
3.5/5*

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Callie Canter knows all about screwing up—and being screwed over. After her so-called boyfriend publicly humiliated her senior year, taking a fifth year of high school at Beaufort Hills Academy is her second chance to leave behind a painful past. But her need for social acceptance follows, and going along with the in-crowd is the difference between survival and becoming a target. Staying off the radar is top priority. So, falling for an outsider is the last thing on Callie’s ‘to-do’ list. Too bad her heart didn’t get the memo.

With his strict, religious upbringing and former identity far away in Florida, Jayden Morrissey can finally be true to himself at Beaufort Hills Academy. But life as a trans man means keeping secrets, and keeping secrets means not getting too close to anyone. If he can just get through his fifth year unnoticed, maybe a future living as the person he was born to be is possible. Yet love is love, and when you fall hard enough, intentions crumble, plans detour, and secrets are revealed.

From multi-award-winning author Mia Kerick, comes a powerful, timely, and life-changing novel, which follows two teenagers nursing broken hearts and seeking acceptance, and who together realize running away isn’t always the answer.


Review

This book was provided by the author through Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Mia Kerick and Chapter by Chapter!

All Boy tells the story of Callie and a transgender boy called Jayden. This book talks about religion, being transgender, and humiliation.

All Boy is the first book I’ve read by Mia Kerick and I liked the story. I love reading books about transgenders because I kind of want to understand what they’re going through and how they feel. Last month I read another book about a transgender and I really liked it. I love reading books with lgbt+ characters and All Boy was definitely a good read!

I really liked Jayden, the transgender boy. I could understand him and I loved reading in his perspective. I also really liked that Mia Kerick decided to give Jayden a religious family because I think that a lot of lgbt+ people struggle even more with their sexuality, etc. because they’re religious or their parents are religious.

I didn’t always like reading in Callie’s perspective but at the same time I did like reading in her perspective. I have some mixed feelings but that’s probably because I couldn’t really relate to her because we’re so different.

I liked All Boy and I cannot wait to discover more books by Mia Kerick!

18 Jul 2019

My Blue | Release day blitz

Title: My Blue
Author: Emery Jacobs
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Amy Queau, Q Design
Photos: Paul Henry Serres & Wander Aguiar
Models: Guillaume & Dina
Release Date: July 18, 2019

Synopsis

Leo 
For most of my life, Ella Blue had been by my side. My best friend. My whole world. Then she vanished. Without a trace. I didn’t know how to move on without her, but I knew in my heart I’d never let her go—I’d wait for her forever.

Ella Blue
For me, no time has passed. I have no clue what happened to the last eight years of my life.
I have no memories of a life without Leo. He’s always been my one constant. And now I’m stuck in the past, trying to figure out if we can find our way back to each other.
How can I move forward when I don’t know what I’m leaving behind?

Ella and Leo must rediscover their love—a once-in-a-lifetime love…for the second time.



Review

This book was provided by the author through Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Emery Jacobs and Give Me Books Promotions!

My Blue is the first book I’ve read by Emery Jacobs and tells the story of Leo and Ella Blue. They’ve known each other when they were younger and all of a sudden Ella Blue had to leave. But now she’s back…

I really liked the story and the pace of the book. I read this book in two days because it was just such a quick read and I really wanted to know how the book was going to end. Even though I read the synopsis of the book, the book still surprised me. I really liked the amnesia thing so that Ella was back in the past.

Leo and Ella are both enjoyable characters. I really liked getting to know them and I really liked their story. I love second chance romances so this book was just perfect for me. I really liked that we got a glimpse of their past selves and present selves because then you can really get to know the characters. Ella changed a lot, but in a good way and I’m happy that she decided to play in her hometown. Leo is just handsome and I like that he’s trying to be the good guy in the situation.

My Blue was an amazing and enjoyable read and I cannot wait to read more books by Emery Jacobs!


Giveaway
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Author bio
Emery grew up in Southern Arkansas and has lived most of her adult life in Northern Louisiana. She spends her days working as a Nurse Practitioner in rural health and her nights reading, writing, and occasionally sleeping. She loves real life romance…lots of angst and heartbreak, but always a happy ending.

My Blue | Review

Title: My Blue
Author: Emery Jacobs
Pages: 235 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release Date: 18 July 2019
Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis

Leo 
For most of my life, Ella Blue had been by my side. My best friend. My whole world. Then she vanished. Without a trace. I didn’t know how to move on without her, but I knew in my heart I’d never let her go – I’d wait for her forever.

Ella Blue
For me, no time has passed. I have no clue what happened to the last eight years of my life.
I have no memories of a life without Leo. He’s always been my one constant. And now I’m stuck in the past, trying to figure out if we can find our way back to each other.
How can I move forward when I don’t know what I’m leaving behind?

Ella and Leo must rediscover their love – a once-in-a-lifetime love … for the second time.


Review

This book was provided by the author through Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Emery Jacobs and Give Me Books Promotions!

My Blue is the first book I’ve read by Emery Jacobs and tells the story of Leo and Ella Blue. They’ve known each other when they were younger and all of a sudden Ella Blue had to leave. But now she’s back…

I really liked the story and the pace of the book. I read this book in two days because it was just such a quick read and I really wanted to know how the book was going to end. Even though I read the synopsis of the book, the book still surprised me. I really liked the amnesia thing so that Ella was back in the past.

Leo and Ella are both enjoyable characters. I really liked getting to know them and I really liked their story. I love second chance romances so this book was just perfect for me. I really liked that we got a glimpse of their past selves and present selves because then you can really get to know the characters. Ella changed a lot, but in a good way and I’m happy that she decided to play in her hometown. Leo is just handsome and I like that he’s trying to be the good guy in the situation.

My Blue was an amazing and enjoyable read and I cannot wait to read more books by Emery Jacobs!

Interference | Release day blitz

Title: Interference
Series: St. Michaels Duet #1
Author: Harlow Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 18 July 2019

Synopsis
 
Brayden:
I’m a goddamn prodigy.
It’s true. Ask anyone.
I threw my first curveball the day I was born.

The whole damn town is waiting on me.
To live up to my father’s famous name. To reach for the stars.

All I want to reach for is her.

But Ashley is the sweet addiction I can’t afford. She’s my best friend’s sister. Hell, she’s practically my little sister. For years, I’ve protected her from guys that want one thing. What happens now that I’ve turned into one of them? Who’s gonna shield her from the way I was made, from my little white lies and from what I’m about to become?

My game plan sounds simple: Pitch my way into the Major League draft and stay out of Ashley Foster’s pants. That first part may be statistically difficult.

The second feels damn near impossible.

Ashley:
From the moment we met, I knew he was trouble.
The kind my mother sent me to find.
The type that ruins you for any other brand.

When we were young kids, I didn’t know what to call the frogs and butterflies that danced in my belly whenever Brayden came near. Now I know they have a name.

Those three little words that could heal or destroy him.

Before Brayden, my life was normal. And then it wasn’t. It couldn’t be. Ever again. How was I to know stealing his seat would change all our lives?

Anger and forgiveness share two halves of the same coin. Our story might make you choose sides.




Author bio
Harlow Cole is a former journalism student, turned techie, turned mother, who finally decided at age forty-plus what she wants to be if she ever she grows up. Her writing journey first began in sixth grade, when she and her best friend penned boy band fanfiction in an old spiral notebook. Harlow is a connoisseur of peanut M&Ms, brand-new school supplies and angst-filled love stories that always end happy. At fifteen, she met her first love. They’ve now been married for twenty years. They reside in suburban Washington, DC, where Harlow moonlights as a taxi driver for their farting beagle and teenage twins. Interference and Stealing Home are her debut novels.

17 Jul 2019

Threat | Review

Title: Threat
Series: Academy of Unpredictable Magic #4
Author: Sadie Moss
Pages: 210 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 18 July 2019
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

I have four boyfriends. Four official boyfriends. Go me. 

I may be a bit of a chicken when it comes to emotional stuff, but I finally laid it all on the line and told my men what I wanted. That I wanted them.

Now that things are going so well in my personal life, I’m hoping to spend the semester at Griffin Academy enjoying my last bit of time with the guys before they graduate.

So … why the hell does the universe always seem to have different plans for me?

Threat is the fourth book in the Academy of Unpredictable Magic series, a medium-burn reverse harem story intended for ages 18+, featuring a badass chick and the four sexy men who fall in love with her.



Review

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

Threat is the fourth book in the Academy of Unpredictable Magic series and continues the story of Elliot and her four men.

Sadie Moss wrote yet again an amazing book. I just cannot get enough of her writing, she creates these amazing worlds and amazing characters. Every time I receive an ARC copy of one of her books, I’m always so excited. I always finish her books in a few days because they’re just so fast paced and well written.

I finished Threat in two days and it was just so good. I couldn’t put it down and the only reason I did was because of work. I love Elliot and her four men, and I just love this world with magic and unpredictables.

Threat is the perfect mix of romance and action. And Threat had some steamy romance… I loved the scene between Elliot, Dmitri and Roman. It was just so hot!!! I think Dmitiri and Roman are my favourite men so far. I mentioned in my review of Thief that Dmitri was my favourite but now Roman is one of mine too! That doesn’t mean that I don’t love Cam and Asher, because they’re amazing too, but Dmitri and Roman are a bit more special to me.

Threat was an amazing book and I cannot wait to read the next one, Hunt! I kinda need this book because the way Threat ended was kind of a savage way to end a book…

15 Jul 2019

Top 5 favourite Netflix Original series

I’m such a TV show addict, and Netflix has created some amazing shows. I wanted to share a few of my favourite shows and I hope you’ll love them as much as I do!

1. Atypical
A few friends recommend Atypical to me because it was so funny and interesting, so I had to give this show a try. I really like it, it’s so addictive and I cannot wait to watch season 3!

Synopsis
This heartfelt comedy follows Sam, a teenager on the autism spectrum, who has decided he is ready for romance. In order to start dating – and hopefully find love – Sam will need to be more independent, which also sends his mother on her own life-changing path. She and the rest of Sam’s family, including a scrappy sister and a father seeking a better understanding of his son, must adjust to change and explore what it means to be ‘normal.’

2. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
When I saw the trailer of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, I knew that I was going to love the show. It’s the right amount of suspense, paranormal and romance!

Synopsis
This adaptation of the ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ tale is a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror and the occult. In the reimagined origin story, Sabrina Spellman wrestles to reconcile her dual nature – half-witch, half-mortal – while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family – including aunts Hilda and Zelda – and the daylight world humans inhabit.

3. Sex Education
Just like Atypical, this TV show was recommended by a few of my friends because it was hilarious. I have to agree with my friends, I really enjoyed watching this show and for those that don’t know a lot about sex, you can definitely learn a few things!

Synopsis
Socially awkward high school student Otis may not have much experience in the lovemaking department, but he gets good guidance on the topic in his personal sex ed course – living with mom Jean, who is a sex therapist. Being surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis has become a reluctant expert on the subject. When his classmates learn about his home life, Otis decides to use his insider knowledge to improve his status at school, so he teams with whip-smart bad girl Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their classmates’ problems. But through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realizes that he may need some therapy of his own.

4. Stranger Things
I was a bit late with Stranger Things because I didn’t watch it when it came out but I’m glad that I gave it a try because it’s so good!

Synopsis
Joyce Byers lives in a small Indiana town in 1983 – inspired by a time when tales of science fiction captivated audiences. When Joyce’s 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl.

5. The Order
My mum recently told me that there was going to be a second season of The Order because she thought I already watched the first season, which I hadn’t. So I checked it out and I was fascinated by the story. It’s really original and I watched the entire season in 1 day!

Synopsis
When Belgrave University student Jack Morton joins a fabled secret society, the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose, he is thrust into a world of magic, monsters and intrigue. Out to avenge his mother’s death, he uncovers dark family secrets and lands in an underground battle being waged between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic. Assisting Jack in the fight is Alyssa, a tour guide at Belgrave and fellow member of the Order, which is led by Jack's estranged father.

12 Jul 2019

Make Me Lose | Cover reveal

Title: Make Me Lose
Author: Ember Leigh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release day: 23 July 2019

Synopsis

Grayson Daly and I aren’t just rivals. We’re enemies.

 Born minutes apart on the same day in the same hospital, our parents thought this meant we were somehow destined to be together. We knew were we just destined to beat each other.

Competition boiled over until junior year, when the cold war turned into an unexpected peace offering. Maybe my hormones allowed me to notice his broad shoulders, stormy gray-blue eyes, and soccer star’s chiseled frame. But after I fell for him…he stomped all over my heart.

Ten years later, I’m at the top of the realty game in Bayshore and Grayson is just a distant memory. Until he shows up from NYC, his ego bigger than a skyscraper, and asks me to sell the house he recently inherited.

It’s easy to say no. Even though I want to climb him like the jungle gyms we used to dangle from in strong arm battles.

 But I forgot that Gray doesn’t take no for an answer. And that he isn’t content unless he’s defeating me. He butts into my evenings on the boat. Ropes me into water skiing battles. Even shows up at the bar and creates a scene when I’m scouting a date to the upcoming Bicentennial Ball.

It’s almost like he’s gunning to win me.

But if he wins, that means I lose.

And I’m not ready to cede victory just yet.





Excerpt

“You can drop me off here.” “Hazel, I’m seeing this through.” I step up to her door, hoisting her up on my back one last time. “You know I can’t see our friends again and tell them I didn’t drop you off inside your house after your water-skiing injury.” She grumbles but fishes a key out of her purse. I bend so she can reach the lock. The door swings open, revealing a spacious, two-story great room. Dark wood floors are intermittently covered with slate gray rugs and low, comfy-looking couches. A staircase curves up to the second floor. Everything is as immaculate as a showroom, yet somehow distinctly lived in. “Nice.” I head to the couch and come to my knees so she can slide off. Once I’m gazing back into those mossy green eyes, I can barely remember what I’m supposed to be doing here. “What?” she asks. “Your house. It’s exactly what I would expect.” Hazel seems to have softened a little. Her lips curl up at the edges. “Thanks, I think.” I push my palm over the edge of her couch, dangerously close to her knee. She crosses her ankles as she settles back into the cushions. My fingertips brush her skin, and I meet her gaze again. And damn, if the way she’s looking at me right now isn’t making every inch of my body come to attention. Electricity snaps between us; the air grows taut. I trail my fingers over her kneecap, then trace that sensitive hollow behind. Her breath hitches. So the unshakeable Hazel can be shaken by Gray, even ten years later. “What are you trying to do?” she asks, a lazy tone to her voice. Like she’s caught somewhere between a dream and distraction. My heart hammers as my gaze drifts up the sun-kissed expanse of her thigh. Fingertips sizzling from the contact, I trace a slow, invisible pattern over her knee. I want to be honest with her. I’m trying to fucking kiss her. To reduce this tension in my chest by a fraction. To see if she’ll let me spend the rest of the evening at her side, getting lost in the past as much as the present. “You know what I’m trying to do,” I say, enjoying the goosepimples blossoming beneath my touch. She’s never been good at fully convincing me she doesn’t like me. Hazel talks a good game, but I know her weaknesses. The area behind her kneecap might as well be an earlobe. I swipe my middle finger over that dip again, watching as her nostrils flare. “Taking advantage of the woman you mortally wounded out on the lake?” She lifts a brow, but her gaze is on my hand. I scoff and move my hand away from her. My skin protests the decision. And apparently she does, too. She moves her knee closer to me. My gaze snags on that scrap of fabric covering her pussy—that sweet heat I’d been lucky enough to know once upon a time. The ball’s in my court right now. I don’t know what to do with so much power. I wonder if she realizes that she lost. The evidence is her prickled skin. Her flushed chest. Her green eyes boring a hole through me. “There’s nothing wrong with being nice to my new realtor,” I say. It’s a struggle to hide the evil grin that wants to overtake my face, but I manage. I push away from the couch after summoning every last ounce of willpower. “You good here? Or do you need more help tending your loser wounds?” And then Hazel cocks her head at me, eyes shrinking to slits. But I see the things she’s trying to hide the most. Like the start of a smile on those pretty lips.

About the author
Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides near Lake Erie with her Argentinean husband, where they run an Argentinian-American food truck. In addition to romance novels, Ember also writes travel memoirs and occasionally updates a couple of blogs. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, hops around the world, and eats lots of vegetables.

11 Jul 2019

Flutter | Release day blitz

Title: Flutter
Series: The Nash Brothers #3
Author: Carrie Aarons
Release date: 11 July 2019

Synopsis
He can’t stand her, and best believe, the feeling is mutual. Her life is the complete opposite of what he desires. So, why can’t they keep their hands off each other?

Forrest Nash is a smug know-it-all. With his brains, ridiculous good looks and penchant for disobeying the laws of both the police and the dark web, Fawn Hill’s resident genius is cockier than any man Penelope Briggs has ever encountered. It doesn’t help that their six-year age difference makes him completely ineligible in her eyes. Add in the fact that he doesn’t want marriage or babies, and that should eliminate him from the dating pool forever. But it doesn’t mean she can’t sleep with him. Once. Or twice. Or ten times. Against all logic, though, Forrest seems to be sneaking into her heart at the same time he’s sneaking into her bed.

Penelope Briggs is one bossy, obnoxious woman. With three young children, a calendar full of school drop-offs and sports, and enough emotional baggage to fill an airplane, this widow is definitely not what Forrest Nash is looking for. And yet, he can’t get enough of the maddening bombshell. But as their hook-ups become a constant, so does his involvement in Penelope’s life. The things he swore he never wanted, love and kids, seem to be the only things on his mind. And when an attack from his part of the cyber world threatens her safety, he’ll have to admit his feelings for the woman he’d do anything to protect.

What started as a convenient friends-with-benefits situation is quickly growing wings. Even if both parties are trying hard to ignore the flutter.



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

Flutter is the third book in The Nash Brothers series and tells the story of Forrest and Penelope. Flutter can be read as a standalone, but I still recommend reading Fleeting and Forgiven.

Flutter is so far the best book in this series, it was so hard to put down and I couldn’t get enough of the characters. I really liked Forrest and Penelope! It was also nice to read about the characters from Fleeting and Forgiven, book 1 and 2!

I really liked the double perspective because you got to know both sides of the story. I think that this story was even more interesting than Fleeting and Forgiven because it was kind of a secret relationship/"forbidden’ relationship because Penelope is a few years older than Forrest.

Forrest and Penelope are both amazing characters. They’re made for each other because they’re both funny! Forrest is such a cute nerd and I think I’d fall for him in real life! Penelope is a single mum and she’s so strong!

Flutter was such a quick read and so well written. I cannot wait to read the last book in The Nash Brothers series, Falter!  


About the author 
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.

When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.

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Flutter | Review

Title: Flutter
Series: The Nash Brothers #3
Author: Carrie Aarons
Pages: 235 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

He can’t stand her, and best believe, the feeling is mutual. Her life is the complete opposite of what he desires. So, why can’t they keep their hands off each other?

Forrest Nash is a smug know-it-all. With his brains, ridiculous good looks and penchant for disobeying the laws of both the police and the dark web, Fawn Hill’s resident genius is cockier than any man Penelope Briggs has ever encountered. It doesn’t help that their six-year age difference makes him completely ineligible in her eyes. Add in the fact that he doesn’t want marriage or babies, and that should eliminate him from the dating pool forever. But it doesn’t mean she can’t sleep with him. Once. Or twice. Or ten times. Against all logic, though, Forrest seems to be sneaking into her heart at the same time he’s sneaking into her bed.

Penelope Briggs is one bossy, obnoxious woman. With three young children, a calendar full of school drop-offs and sports, and enough emotional baggage to fill an airplane, this widow is definitely not what Forrest Nash is looking for. And yet, he can’t get enough of the maddening bombshell. But as their hook-ups become a constant, so does his involvement in Penelope’s life. The things he swore he never wanted, love and kids, seem to be the only things on his mind. And when an attack from his part of the cyber world threatens her safety, he’ll have to admit his feelings for the woman he’d do anything to protect.

What started as a convenient friends-with-benefits situation is quickly growing wings. Even if both parties are trying hard to ignore the flutter.


Review

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

Flutter is the third book in The Nash Brothers series and tells the story of Forrest and Penelope. Flutter can be read as a standalone, but I still recommend reading Fleeting and Forgiven.

Flutter is so far the best book in this series, it was so hard to put down and I couldn’t get enough of the characters. I really liked Forrest and Penelope! It was also nice to read about the characters from Fleeting and Forgiven, book 1 and 2!

I really liked the double perspective because you got to know both sides of the story. I think that this story was even more interesting than Fleeting and Forgiven because it was kind of a secret relationship/"forbidden’ relationship because Penelope is a few years older than Forrest.

Forrest and Penelope are both amazing characters. They’re made for each other because they’re both funny! Forrest is such a cute nerd and I think I’d fall for him in real life! Penelope is a single mum and she’s so strong!

Flutter was such a quick read and so well written. I cannot wait to read the last book in The Nash Brothers series, Falter!

10 Jul 2019

Top 5 things you didn't know about me

I always like writing about things that might be new for you guys, so I decided to write about 5 things that you probably didn’t know about me!

1. Dog lover
I always talk about my cat and my blog bio even mentions my cat, but I’m not only a cat lover, I’m also a dog lover. I really love it when I see happy dogs walking around town, it always puts a smile on my face. In the future I’d love to take care of shelter dogs as well as adopt a husky, malamute or samoyed. These dogs are so beautiful and I know that you have to take good care of them and let them exercise a lot. My boyfriend wants a French bulldog, so I think that will be our first dog haha.

2. Yellow
I used to hate the colour yellow. I thought it was ugly and I’d never wear that colour, but now I love wearing yellow. I love a few shades of yellow, namely honey, tuscany, mustard and amber. I’ve posted a few pics on my Instagram with some yellow clothing so make sure to check those out! 

3. I’ve never broken a bone in my body
And I hope to keep it that way… Haha !

4. Listening to music
When I’m listening to music with my headphones, I always think I’m in my own music video. For example, I’m walking to school listen to a song, and you can see me lip syncing (and sometimes even singing) the lyrics while doing crazy things such as walking dramatically, dancing, … I’m weird, but I’m sure that I’m not the only one haha!

5. Inline skating
I love inline skating, I own my pair of skates almost a year now and I just love doing it. It’s a good way to exercise, and my boyfriend and friend love doing it too. Lately I’ve been sharing some Instagram stories about skating and I’ve been even more excited about doing it!

8 Jul 2019

July Flames | Review

Title: July Flames
Series: Wilder Irish #7
Author: Mari Carr
Pages: 230 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

A Rock Star Bodyguard Romance

He’ll risk everything to keep her.

He’s going from military hero to bodyguard? Well, that might not be so bad. The money will be good anyway. But then Fergus meets the woman he’s hired to protect. A former teen pop star? Please God, no.

After being taken advantage of repeatedly through her career, the music diva is used to pushing people away. But her sexy bodyguard’s need for control is eventually impossible to resist. Who is she to fight when he insists on being much closer than arm’s length?

And keeping the sexy hero close isn’t such a bad idea, considering she’s got a stalker.


Review

This book was provided by the author through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Mari Carr and Netgalley!

July Flames is the seventh book in the Wilder Irish series and tells the story of Aubrey and Fergus. Although July Flames is the seventh book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

July Flames is the second book I’ve read by Mari Carr and is definitely my favourite one so far. I really loved the story and the characters and it was nice to see some characters from book 6, June Kisses.

Aubrey and Fergus are so cute. In the beginning Aubrey looks like a diva and is always a bit mean towards Fergus, but Fergus kept on being kind and kept on talking to Aubrey. I think that was such a beautiful thing to do, he’s one of my favourite book boyfriends! Aubrey changed a lot towards the end of the book and I loved how strong and confident she became.
 
I really loved July Flames and I cannot wait to read the other books in the Wilder Irish series. Mari Carr is an amazing author and I’ll probably love her other books too!

5 Jul 2019

Brown & Yellow | Tutorial

So here I am with a new tutorial! It’s been a while since I posted a tutorial if I say so myself. I decided to create a look that you can wear every day. It’s a brown eyeshadow look with a pop of yellow in the inner corner. I also used some natural lashes and a beautiful brown lipstick.

I think that this is the perfect look for school or work, it’s still soft with a pop of colour. I hope you guys love this look as much as I do!



1. Use a soft brown colour in the crease.
2. Darken the crease with a dark brown colour
3. Use a dark brown/dark green eyeshadow all over the eyelid and a bit in the crease.
4. Use the same colours from step 2, 3 and 4 on your lower lash line.
5. Use a yellow/gold-ish shimmer shade in the inner corner.

After these steps, I used some mascara and lashes, I used the Ardell Demi Wispies. For highlighter I used the Sleek Solstice palette in Equinox and Subsolar, and for lipstick I used the Ofra Liquid Lipstick in Bal Harbour. For my eyebrows I used the Essence Micro Precise Eyebrow Pencil and the Catrice Lash & Brow Designer – Shaping and Conditioning Gel to set my brows.