FLASH BOOK REVIEW: Under Pressure by Aria Cole

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Title: Under Pressure
Author: Aria Cole
Publication: March 24th 2017
Pages: 80
Synopsis:

Jean-Luc Martel knows good taste. As the award-winning celebrity chef of éloïse, he’s amassed a high-end clientele and hordes of dedicated foodie fans. But while he’s a master in the kitchen, his reputation for being a nightmare to work with precedes him. Known for his rapid-fire temper, chiseled good looks, and a dash of tattooed, bad boy edge, Jean-Luc doesn’t take shit from anyone. Until he meets Delaney Thomas. She’s talented, sassy, entirely too sexy for her own good, and the niece of his best friend and sous chef.

Every bone in his body is telling him to take what’s his, but outside forces soon conspire to pull them apart, and Jean-Luc finds himself more torn and tortured than he’s ever been. As his bad boy reputation threatens to rattle the very foundations of the forever he’s trying to build with Delaney, they’ll both be forced to decide if love really can exist under the most intense pressure.

Warning: Jean-Luc is a sex-on-a-stick, walking, talking, blue-blooded alpha male. The only thing that melts this man’s frozen heart is the woman of his dreams, and something tells him nothing would taste sweeter than Delaney on his tongue. If you can’t handle the heat, stay out of Jean-Luc’s kitchen!

 

MY RATING: 3/5 STARS

REVIEW:

This is a new segment on my blog called “Flash Reviews.” I will be providing short reviews to short books, giving my thoughts on characters and plot.

I’m going to be really honest with this review because I just binge read two stories from Aria Cole and she really satisfied my cravings with those stories but this one…

Well, this one fell a little bit short. It just didn’t have the same crazy sexual attraction between our two characters and the way it was set up and written felt off from the books I’ve read by Aria that made me give it the 4+ star rating.

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Book Review: Score by Victoria Denault

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Title: Score
Author: Victoria Denault
Publication: May 9th 2017
Pages: 368
Synopsis: He’s used to winning, but now he’s playing with his heart.
Jude Braddock. Hockey god. That’s how everyone sees him now. But when they were teenagers, Zoey knew him as the kid who didn’t have enough nerve to make a move on their one and only disastrous date. Seems he doesn’t have that problem anymore, though. According to the rumors, he’s with a different woman every night. After a rough divorce, the last thing Zoey needs is more heartbreak. But Jude’s cocky, playful attitude is mighty hard to resist.
Jude knows he isn’t built for long-term relationships. But he’s getting sick of women pounding on his door in the middle of the night looking for a rematch. When Zoey comes back into his life, it’s like fate has given him a second chance. He’ll do anything to make her happy again. Is this what love looks like? He has no idea. All he knows for sure is that this time, he’s playing for keeps.

MY RATING: 2/5 STARS

REVIEW:

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book by Forever Romance in exchange for an honest review.

I have to be really honest with myself when I requested this book from Forever Romance. I actually felt indifferent by the story line and I felt indifferent by the cover of the novel. I know. I know. I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but really I feel like I can sense out the type of style a book is going based on the cover. With that being said, let’s jump into the review and you can understand why I’m giving this book a 2/5 stars.

To begin, we have our main “hockey god”, Jude Braddock who is the definition of a playboy. Here’s this thing that I have with playboys. Yes, I get they have a lot of sex with many different girls. It’s basically the definition and I’m cool with it to a certain extent in a book but oh my god. Victoria Denault really emphasizes that Jude fucks a lot of girls. And it’s just frustrating because we can’t get over it with a chapter of describing his sexual history but it has to drag on for over 5 chapters. It’s also so annoying that all these girls remember where he lives and they keep showing up on his doorstep, begging him to have one more night of fun.

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Book Review: It Happened on Love Street by Lia Riley

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Title: It Happened on Love Street
Author: Lia Riley
Publication: April 25th 2017
Pages: 368
Synopsis: The most romantic place she never wanted to be . . .

Pepper Knight moved to Everland, Georgia, as step one in her plan for a successful legal career. But after this big-city gal’s plans go awry, going home with her tail between her legs isn’t an option. So when the town vet-and her sexy new neighbor-offers Pepper a temporary dog-walking job, she jumps at the chance. No one needs to know that man’s best friend is her worst nightmare . . . or that Everland’s hot animal whisperer leaves her panting.

The last thing Rhett Valentine wants is to be the center of small-town gossip. After his first love left him at the altar, he’s been there, done that. These days, life is simple, just the way he likes it. But sultry southern nights get complicated once sparks fly between him and the knockout next door. When she proposes a sexy, secret fling-all the deliciousness and none of the prying neighbors-it seems too good to be true. And it is. Because Pepper’s determined to leave Love Street, and when she goes, she just might take his heart with her . . .

My Rating: 3/5 stars

Review:

I was provided an advanced reader copy of this book by Forever romance books in exchange for an honest review.

Let’s start off this review by stating that this is a contemporary romance novel with a happily ever after, a strong heroine, and a gentleman who falls head over heels for the heroine. It’s a small town romance so you can expect the fluffy bits  and not much of a more complicated plot than that.

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Book Review: Stubborn Hearts by Melanie Munton

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Title: Stubborn Hearts
Author: Melanie Munton
Publication: April 26th 2016
Pages: 128
Synopsis: What they say is true…never get involved with someone you work with.

David Edelman was an arrogant prick. At least that’s what Claire Stevens thought. She didn’t have many enemies but if she were forced to make a list, he would certainly be at the top of it. So, when she walked into her new job and saw him standing there, she’d been two seconds away from turning tail and running. But she needed the job and she never backed away from a challenge.

Claire Stevens was a stuck-up brat. He couldn’t believe that out of all the people in the city, she was the one hired to be his new assistant. The woman who drove him crazy. It was campaign season and this election was the one he and Clay had been working toward. He couldn’t allow his frustrating and maddeningly gorgeous assistant to distract him.

But then one night, that all changed.

It was just supposed to be a no-strings-attached, never-to-be-repeated-again kind of night. They weren’t supposed to actually feel anything. They weren’t supposed to remember how each other felt. And they sure as hell weren’t supposed to want to do it again.

But they did.

And they denied it, they fought it. But after a while, it wasn’t enough. They knew they were going to have to face up to their feelings. They were going to have to stop fighting and give in. Which wasn’t going to be easy. For Stubborn Hearts, it never was.

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How to Read More (Even When You’re in School)

Hello folks! 

I’m back again with another helpful blog post on how to read more during your year and beat that Goodreads challenge! Personally, I feel like I have a lot of time during the whole year to complete my Goodreads challenge since I do have approximately four months of summer and one month off during the winter. I’m a full-time student but I don’t work so obviously, I have a lot more time than people who do in fact work.

While I plan to gain an internship or a small retail job this summer, I do hope that I’m still able to read as much as I can during the semester and the summer months. These are the tips that I have for you to check out!

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