BLOG TOUR + BOOK REVIEW: From This Moment by Melanie Harlow

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From This Moment, an all-new sexy and emotional standalone from USA Today Bestselling author Melanie Harlow is available NOW!

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From This Moment by Melanie Harlow

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: October 10th, 2017

It was like seeing a ghost.

When my late husband’s twin brother moves back to our small town, I want to avoid him. Everything about Wes reminds me of the man I lost and the life we’d planned together, and after eighteen long months struggling just to get out of bed, I’m finally doing okay. I have a new job, an amazing support group, and a beautiful five-year-old daughter to parent. I don’t want to go backward.

But I’m drawn to him, too. He understands my grief and anger and guilt like no one else—and I understand his. Before long, that understanding becomes desire, and that desire becomes uncontrollable.

He says he doesn’t care what people think, and love can never be wrong. But life has taught me its cruelest lesson–love doesn’t always win.

If only my heart would believe it.

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BOOK REVIEW: After We Fall by Melanie Harlow

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Title: After We Fall
Author: Melanie Harlow
Publication: November 28th 2016
Pages: 355
Synopsis:

Jack Valentini isn’t my type.

Sexy, brooding cowboys are fine in the movies, but in real life, I prefer a suit and tie. Proper manners. A close shave.

Jack might be gorgeous, but he’s also scruffy, rugged, and rude. He wants nothing to do with a “rich city girl” like me, and he isn’t afraid to say so.

But I’ve got a PR job to do for his family’s farm, so he’s stuck with me and I’m stuck with him. His glares. His moods. His tight jeans. His muscles.

His huge, hard muscles.

Pretty soon there’s a whole different kind of tension between us, the kind that has me misbehaving in barns, trees, and pickup trucks. I’ve never done anything so out of character—but it feels too good to stop.

And the more I learn about the grieving ex-Army sergeant, the better I understand him. Losing his wife left him broken and bitter and blaming himself. He doesn’t think he deserves a second chance at happiness.

But he’s wrong.

I don’t need to be his first love. If only he’d let me be his last.

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ACTUAL RATING: 3.5/5

This was my third read from Melanie Harlow. I have yet to review the previous books I have read: If You Were Mine & From this Moment but I’ll get on it shortly. A quick summary of my reviews will be that I’m not really that impressed about the conflicts Melanie created for characters to not be possible to be together. And I’ll explain.

Okay, so since this was my third read, I must say that this was one of the more interesting ones simply because of Jack. I don’t know what to tell you except I guess I really like rude pricks like Jack and bubbly characters like Margot. I was digging it. I just had to keep reading to see how Jack and Margot interacted with each other. One, who was colder than ice. And the other one who was like what is your problem dude?

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BOOK REVIEW: Top 10 by Katie Cotugno

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Title: Top 10
Author: Katie Cotugno
Publication: October 3rd 2017
Pages: 320
Synopsis:

Ryan McCullough and Gabby Hart are the unlikeliest of friends. Introverted, anxious Gabby would rather do literally anything than go to a party. Ryan is a star hockey player who can get any girl he wants—and does, frequently. But against all odds, they became not only friends, but each other’s favorite person. Now, as they face high school graduation, they can’t help but take a moment to reminisce and, in their signature tradition, make a top ten list—counting down the top ten moments of their friendship:

10. Where to begin? Maybe the night we met.
9. Then there was our awkward phase.
8. When you were in love with me but never told me…
7. Those five months we stopped talking were the hardest of my life.
6. Through terrible fights…
5. And emotional makeups.
4. You were there for me when I got my heart broken.
3. …but at times, you were also the one breaking it.
2. Above all, you helped me make sense of the world.
1. Now, as we head off to college—how am I possibly going to live without you?

GOODREADS / AMAZON / KOBO

MY RATING: 4/5

I received an arc from Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review.

Let’s start this review off with me saying that I love Katie’s works. I adored How to Love, and yes, 99 days was kind of problematic, and I didn’t really read her other release from this year, Fireworks, yet but I still hold onto the fact that she will be one of my automatic buys. Have you seen the cover designs of her books? Granted, I shouldn’t be purchasing a book based on it’s cover art because the graphic designer does not affect the contents of the book but fellow booknerds, we know we’re on the same page when we say a prettier cover definitely holds our interest.

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BOOK REVIEW: Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

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Title: Without Merit
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication: October 3rd 2017
Pages: 359
Synopsis:

In Colleen Hoover’s gripping novel, reminiscent of the bestselling works of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes, a young woman decides to reveal the dark secrets of her seemingly-happy family before she leaves them behind, but when her escape plan fails, she must deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth.

MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS

I was generously provided an ARC from Simon and Schuster in exchange for an honest review.

Where do I begin with a Colleen Hoover book review? If you’re new to Colleen Hoover and have not read any books of hers then you probably need to grab a seat, drink some water, and get comfortable because there is ALWAYS so much to discuss. Her plots and characters are not something easily digested in on sitting. Most of the times, it leaves you thinking and thinking about motivations of characters, their flaws, and their actions. You have to kind of look at everything layer by layer in order to really appreciate something Colleen Hoover writes. This review won’t probably do it justice because I’m sure I’ll forget to express something but I’m going to try my best.

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BLOG TOUR + BOOK REVIEW: Corrupt by Jessica Prince

 

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Corrupt
by Jessica Prince
Publication Date: September 7th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Corrupt, an all-new romantic standalone from Jessica Prince is available NOW!!

Garrett Wilder is rich, famous, and totally bad for me. After one night that ended with me wanting to punch him in his face, the self-absorbed rockstar has become a permanent fixture in my life…

Whether I like it or not.

Now I’m forced to see him every day, and that shield I put up to protect my heart is quickly crumbling to the ground. I’ve gone from hating him to craving him. And the scariest part is that he feels the same.

He wants to know me.

He wants to own me.

He wants to corrupt me.

And if I’m not careful…

I just might let him.

MY REVIEW

RATING: 3/5 STARS

I was provided an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.

Since I read Jessica Prince’s novel, Seducing Lola, I was beyond excited to read her latest novel Corrupt. Corrupt follows the troupe of rock star romance featuring an unexpected pregnancy between two people who have a hate-love relationship.

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BOOK REVIEW: Royal Attraction by Tiffany Truitt

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Title: Royal Attraction
Author: Tiffany Truitt
Publication: September 18th 2017
Pages: 268
Synopsis:

Alexandra Ryans’s life has been anything but normal. Some might even call it a fairy tale. As the daughter of the former U.S. ambassador to England, she grew up within the palace walls, best friends with the three young princes. Adored by the press and the British people. What more could a girl want?

If only the press knew the real story behind her relationships with the Dudley boys. Then, they’d really sell some papers.

Oliver Dudley, youngest son and third in line for the throne, loves everything about his life. The fame. The parties. The women. The utter lack of expectations and responsibilities that come with being last in the line of succession. But while the world thinks he has everything he wants, there’s one thing he was never able to call his own—the beautiful and spunky American Aly Ryans. But how can he convince her when she hates everything about his life? And what is he willing to give up to get her?

MY RATING: 5/5

I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Where do I start with how amazing this book this was?

While I confess that I have a weird infatuation and love for the Royal Family (hello, Kate Middleton!), I’m obsessed with books about royalty as well. Enter Royal Attraction with characters like the womanizer, Oliver Dudley, and the misguided, Aly Ryans. Both have grown up together as best friends behind the palace doors. While Aly loved or adored, Oliver’s older and much more responsible brother, Aiden, Oliver was secretly falling in love with Aly as the years pass by. When one night spent together forces Aly and Oliver to confront their feelings for each other, Aly decides to flee, opting for the easier solution to things. After all, running away is easier than trying to figure out what feelings they have for each other.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Doctor’s Forbidden Temptation by Tina Beckett

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Title: The doctor’s forbidden temptation
Author: Tina Beckett
Publication: September 1st 2017
Pages: 256
Synopsis:

“Nata…we can’t do this.”  

To Dr. Adam Cordeiro, Natália Texeira has always been off-limits. As his best friend’s sister, and a cancer survivor, he’s felt a duty to protect her. But the doctor he meets on her first day at Santa Coração Hospital is all grown-up and far too tempting…

Natália has always had a crush on Adam, but he has a playboy’s reputation! Nevertheless, when their forbidden passion becomes irresistible, Natália is compelled to discover what’s really holding Adam back from giving his heart…

MY RATING: 4/5 STARS

I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review.

This book was very different from harlequins I’ve read in the past because I am and I’m sure majority of the harlequin community is used to the idea of perfect female heroines with no flaws on the outside. In the eye of the hero and the author, the heroine is always the most beautiful woman in the world and she is the only one who is able to change the hero’s mind to commit to a relationship. However, in the doctor’s forbidden temptation, I was surprised and happy to see that our heroine, Natalia, is flawed on the outside.

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BOOK REVIEW: Game On by Lynn Stevens

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Title: Game On
Author: Lynn Stevens
Publication: September 18th 2017
Pages: 295
Synopsis:

Olivia Dawson doesn’t make mistakes. Unless those mistakes are a tall, broad-shouldered, cocky baseball player named Devon Miller. Devon and Olivia have been competing in their engineering classes since freshman year, and he seems to want nothing more than to get under her skin and shake her confidence. Unless you count that one time when he got under more than just her skin…

Now, they’re pitted against each other for a coveted internship that could open tons of doors for each of them. Only one of them can win. And they’re both ready to fight dirty if they need to.

Could Devon be playing for more than just his own gain—could he be after her heart?

Olivia is about to find out.

MY RATING: 2/5 STARS

I received an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Where do I start with reviewing Game on? Okay, let’s begin with our heroine, Olivia. I’m going to give major kudos to Lynn Stevens for trying to create a strong and smart female heroine trying to survive in a male dominated career field such as aviation engineering. While the idea of Olivia was perfect because why not support fella females in diverse and hard roles, she still came out to be a character worth despising.

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BLOG TOUR + REVIEW : You Say It First by Susan Mallery

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool’s Gold romances Susan Mallery, comes the first standalone title in the Happily, Inc. Series—YOU SAY IT FIRST! You’re invited to visit Happily, Inc., a wedding destination founded on a fairy tale. Where people live… wait for it… happily ever after.

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YOU SAY IT FIRST Synopsis:

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool’s Gold romances invites you to visit Happily Inc, a wedding destination founded on a fairy tale…

Sculptor Nick Mitchell grew up in a family of artists and learned from his volatile father that passion only leads to pain. As he waits on a new commission, he takes a day job as a humble carpenter at a theme wedding venue. The job has its perks–mainly the venue’s captivating owner, Pallas Saunders. Although he won’t let love consume him, for ecstasy with an expiration date, he’s all in.

Pallas adores Weddings in a Box. But if she can’t turn the floundering business around, she’ll have no choice but to cave to her domineering mother and trade taffeta for trust funds working at the family’s bank. Then when a desperate bride begs Pallas for something completely out of the box, her irresistible new hire inspires her. Nick knows she doesn’t belong behind a desk, and she knows in her heart that he’s right—where she really belongs is in his arms.

 

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