Review: All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

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All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover – 4.5 Stars!

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Do NOT read this freaking book in public.

I’m not kidding.

If you’re prone to crying at all, lock yourself away, stack up on some tissues, maybe some chocolate, warn your family members you’ll need to be alone for a while, and then read this book.

I know a lot of you, like me, like to go into Colleen Hoover books blind. She is in fact the ONLY author I will read blindly, without looking at a single review before I dive in. So no need to worry about me spoiling the plot line for you.

Sometimes, actually – no, every time I read a Colleen Hoover book, I wonder how this woman has the ability to come up with stories so unique, though they each somehow resonate so much I feel like she took a look inside my brain and wrote down all the private thoughts I’ve had.

“The problem is, love and happiness are not concordant. One can exist without the other.”

The way the story is told between “then” and “now” will have you devouring the book in no time. The struggles this couple faces are written with such intense emotion and such care there is NO way you won’t feel the impact of this even days later.

“I probably didn’t notice because sadness is like a spider web. You don’t see it until you’re caught up in it, and then you have to claw at yourself to try to break free.”

The “Then” chapters made my heart smile. The “Now” chapters broke my heart. The end made it all worth the pain this story puts you through.

“… I promise that I will love you more during the storms than I will love you during the perfect days. I promise to love you more when you’re hurting than when you’re happy. I promise to love you more when we’re poor than when we’re swimming in riches. I promise to love you more when you’re crying than when you’re laughing. I promise to love you more when you’re sick than when you’re healthy. I promise to love you more when you hate me than when you love me. And I promise . . . I swear . . . that I love you more as you read this letter than I did when I wrote it.”

Bravo Colleen for writing another original, beautifully told tale. This is just one of those books that has a perfect amount of humor, wit, heartache, and joy.

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CAN A PERFECT LOVE SURVIVE A LIFETIME BETWEEN TWO IMPERFECT PEOPLE?

ALL YOUR PERFECTS – COLLEEN HOOVER – ON SALE JULY 17, 2018

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us—whose writing is “emotionally wrenching and utterly original” (Sara Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series)—delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham have a perfect love story, but their unique connection is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart, day by heartbreaking day. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair. So do they risk it? Is their history worth saving?

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple struggling with a relatable issue – infertility – whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. In Colleen Hoover’s inimitable style and brilliant narrative voice, this heartbreaking page-turner asks: Can a resounding love with a fairytale beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

COLLEEN HOOVER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, Ugly Love, Confess, November 9, It Ends with Us, and Without Merit. Colleen has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three times—for Confess in 2015, It Ends with Us in 2016, andWithout Merit in 2017. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Visit ColleenHoover.com.

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Review: The Lightning-Struck Heart (Tales From Verania, #1) by TJ Klune

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 The Lightning-Struck Heart (Tales From Verania, #1) – 5 Stars!

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Before I even finished this book, I knew I’d be giving it 5 stars. There is nothing better in this world than when you start a book and just know it’s going to be epic all the way through.

I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard while reading.

I can’t remember the last time something this funny was also so damn touching.

I’ve only ever read one book by TJ before (Wolfsong) and MY GOD I was so blown away I knew any new book this man wrote would be automatically purchased and I HAD to read all of his previous work. And if you’ve read any of TJ’s books, you know he likes to throw in over the top, absurd, and just downright ridiculous situations and banter.

“I like to masticate by myself.”
“And you’re so good at it,” Gary said. “The up and down motions of your… jaw. And then, upon completion, you swallow. Right, Sam? You swallow, don’t you?”
“Of course I do,” I said, confused. What the hell were we talking about now? “I always swallow when I finish. What am I supposed to do? Spit it back out?”
Ryan tripped and fell back into the river. We all stared at him. He sputtered as he came out of the water. “Tripped.” He coughed. “On a rock.”
“Or something that rhymes with rock,” Gary said.

 But what I JUST LOVE about his writing is behind the hysterics and puns, there were moments with so much heart, scenes written SO tenderly, that I could actually feel my heart smiling.

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And he said, “Can’t you see? Sam. Sam. Gods. It’s—there. It’s here.” He grabbed my hand and held it over his chest. I could feel the rapid beat of his heart underneath my fingers. “It’s here. Ever since I first saw you, you’ve been with me. I couldn’t have forced you away if I tried. But you have to believe me that it’s always been you. I promise. I promise.” His voice cracked and my hands shook. “I promise, because when I look upon these stars, there is nothing I wish for more than you.”

I’m honestly just blown away at this author’s talent. His ability to write in so many different genres and (from what I’ve seen at least) have each book be SO funny yet SO touching with moments that just make you want to cry…it makes me so excited to know I still have books from his backlog I’ll get to no doubt enjoy.

The Lightning-Struck Heart was hysterical yet romantic, ridiculous yet heartwarming, and though I may be eating my words (because from what I hear shit gets ROUGH and I’ll be experiencing some heart ache with the rest of the books) I CANNOT WAIT to get through this series.

“I never hoped,” he said. “I never wished. I never dreamed. Not until you.” 

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Unpopular Opinion Alert: The Sweetest Oblivion by Danielle Lori

The Sweetest Oblivion by Danielle Lori – 2.5 Stars

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A lot of my book friends on Goodreads seemed to love this one, so I was so excited to pick up a new mafia read. Unfortunately, this wasn’t all I expected it to be. But while it wasn’t a hit for me, I wouldn’t discourage anyone from trying this out!

What I liked: 

1. Hot AF alpha mafia hero with a sweet spot for the heroine- ’nuff said.
2. Really sweet heroine
3. Some really HOT scenes
4. Anything involving the mafia is a +++ for me

What didn’t work for me: 

1. Too toooo much inner monologue (especially from the heroine)
2. A lot of repetitive thoughts in those inner monologues which caused me to skim
3. Not enough chapters in the hero’s POV
4. When we did get chapters in the hero’s POV, it was mostly just a recap of the previous chapter
5. Took the author a realllllly long time to get these two together
6. This started off great but felt like it really dragged until around the 80% mark
7. Some parts of this mafia world didn’t make sense to me/left me scratching my head. I’m a HUGE mafia read lover, and some of the scenes (and the Italian dialogue) in this story felt odd/off.

In all fairness, I am REALLY picky when it comes to mafia books, but all in all this was an okay read. I feel like this could have benefited from another round of editing, skimming down on the inner monologue and including more dialogue, and more POV chapters from the hero. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Getting Schooled by Emma Chase: Review & Excerpt!

 “She was the love of my life, before I had any fucking idea what love was . . . and then, still, even after I did.”

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Getting Schooled by Emma Chase – 5 STARS!

Some of my favorite things:

1. Books with teachers as an MC
2. Second chance romances
3. Basically any hero Emma Chase has created or will ever create
4. Garrett freaking Daniels
5. THIS BOOK

Garrett presses a kiss against my ear, my jaw, my mouth—gentle now—and my heart feels swollen with tenderness for him. “We’re so fucking good at that,” he whispers.
“We were always good at that,” I tell him.
His lips slide slowly into a cocky, arrogant smile that also happens to be gorgeous. “We got better at it.”
I laugh. He slips his hands beneath my head, cradling me in his arms. And it’s perfect.

Can Emma Chase write a bad book? I think not. And what I love most about her work is her heroes. Always funny, always romantic, always perfection.

This book world is saturated with dark, angst-filled romance. And while that’s fine and well, sometimes you just need something that’s a fun, uplifting romance to brighten your mood or day. Something that puts a smile on your face from page one that doesn’t go away until you finish. I personally think a REALLY GOOD “light” romance is actually hard to find. I don’t always need conflict, angst, build up, etc. Sometimes I just want a sweet story with realistic characters I love.

Emma consistently writes these feel good books that always stand out. I’ve yet to read a book from her I didn’t absolutely adore, and I’m already craving whatever she has coming up next!

“They say you can’t go home again . . . but they’re wrong. I did. I came home and found the love I never really lost.”

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Head of the class…

Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out.

The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and “cool” teacher in the hometown where he’s not just a golden boy — he’s platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle.

Then…Callie Carpenter comes home.

And knocks him right on his tight end zone.

Back to school…

Callie has a pretty sweet life herself…on the other side of the country. But circumstances — that she’d prefer to never speak of again — have brought her back home, helping out her parents and substitute teaching at her old high school.

Now she’s facing bickering, raging hormones, constant gossip, awkward weirdness, and drama galore…and that’s just the teachers.

Just like old times…

When Garrett offers to show his former high school sweetheart the secrets of his winning teacher ways, Callie jumps at the chance – and then has to stop herself from jumping him.

Good friends are all they can ever be.

Or…these teachers just might end up getting schooled — hard — by love.

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EXCERPT

High school parking lots are one of the most dangerous places on earth. I don’t have statistics to back that up…but I know it’s true.

I pull into the school parking lot Monday morning in my Dad’s giant, newly repaired mint-green Buick, with Back in Black by AC/DC blasting from the speakers. I feel tough, powerful—like I’m driving a tank.

I’m a badass teacher—I’ll run you down even if you’re a student—I’ve got twenty-nine more in class just like you.

The outfit helps too—leather boots, blue jeans, a starched white blouse and a black leather jacket. It’s my armor. The morning air is cool and crisp today, but I barely feel it. I’m locked and loaded and ready to roll.

As I march towards the main entrance, I spot Garrett and Dean and Alison Bellinger outside the doors. They pause when they see me, waiting.

“Damn,” Dean chuckles. “Callie’s got her shit-kickers on. Did you dig them out of a mosh pit from 1993?”

Garrett crosses his arms. “Somebody’s channeling Michelle Pfiefer in Dangerous Minds.”

He looks fantastic. His hair is tousled from the breeze and kisses his brow, and he’s wearing a dark blue sweater that’s snug around his biceps and soft, worn, light blue jeans. I remember his arms around me yesterday on my parent’s porch. The wonder and exhilaration of the moment.

Of him.

The intensity in his eyes, the desire and possessiveness in the grasp of his hands. The scorching feel of his mouth, his wet talented tongue that made my stomach swirl and my head spin.

So much for not complicating things.

But I’m not going to play head games with myself or Garrett—we’re too old for that shit.

I have feelings for him—I always have—our break-up had nothing to do with either of us not wanting each other desperately. But these aren’t just leftover echoes of a sweet, first love—this is something new. A throbbing, breathless attraction to the amazing man he’s become. I want to be near him. I want to know him, inside and out, all over again.

And he feels the same way. Garrett wants this version of me as much as he always did—maybe even more. I heard it in his whispered words and felt it in his kiss.

I don’t know if we have a future, if it can go anywhere. We have separate lives on opposite ends of the country. But I’m not going to worry about that—for now, I’m going to take each day as it comes and enjoy every moment we can.

Except for now. Now is not the time for enjoying or worrying or relationship building…now is the time for focusing. Now is the time to be ice and steel—don’t smile, don’t waver.

“Little fucknutters don’t know who the hell they’re dealing with,” I growl.

Allison pumps her fist. “That’s the spirit.”

Garrett opens the door for me. “Go get ‘em, Gangster’s Paradise.”

 

Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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Fixed Forever by Laurelin Paige is Now Available! Release Info & Excerpt <3

 

Fixed Forever (Fixed book #5) by Laurelin Paige

Release Date: June 25th 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

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Hudson Pierce-

You act so high and mighty, you and your perfect pregnant wife Alayna. With your perfect child and your perfect home.

You weren’t always perfect. Your past is filled with misdeeds.

Does your wife know all your secrets?

Would she stand behind you if she did?

You think because she’s on bedrest you can protect her? How sweet.

Sleep tight, you two.

-An Old Friend.

EXCERPT

If she’d needed a day or two in bed, upset and processing and obsessively looking through pictures of the event on social media, what would that have mattered?

I trusted her to come back to me when she was through her anxiety.

Maybe that was the key. Maybe she wasn’t punishing me —but rather, was testing me. Seeing if I was capable of actually letting her go to work and not interfering. Not showing up, cold and demanding, when she lost track of time.

Because in truth, I was the one who wasn’t strong enough.

For all that I blamed her for giving in to her overactive mind, I was the one who worried too much. Who was overprotective. Who couldn’t handle the thought of her suffering, even only slightly. She was the one who alerted me to possibilities, her mind skittering from one thing to the next even as she stayed my rock.

The truth was, without me, Alayna was still brilliant and clever and lovely and big-hearted and enough.

But without her, I was nothing.

About Laurelin

With over 1 million books sold, Laurelin Paige is the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She’s a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio.

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Review: Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering

Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering – 4 Stars

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WARNING. This book is NOT a love story. This book is not romantic. This book is like a psychological soap opera on paper. And it recounts the toxic relationship between two people who, just like the blurb says, can’t let go even though they know they should.

Watching this story unfold and their ‘relationship’ unravel was a train wreck I couldn’t look away from. And though I hate to admit it, I’ve been Lucy. I’ve dated a Stephen. And reading about this girl fall for this master manipulator but defend their behaviors because of the ‘connection’ they share is something I think will resonate with a lot of people.

Stephen, the male lead, is probably my most hated yet most interesting males I’ve read about. He’s manipulative scum. Yet being in his brain was so fascinating. Everything he said made me want to reach into my kindle and punch his smarmy face. And still, I couldn’t read his chapters fast enough.

I can already see a lot of people not liking either character. I know that statement doesn’t seem like a raving recommendation to read this book, but hear me out. Stephen – for obvious reasons – isn’t a male lead people will swoon over. And Lucy will undoubtedly make people uncomfortable. While it’s easy to disagree with how she handles a lot of things, the author’s portrayal of her issues and insecurities is just down right accurate. ANYONE who has dated someone like Stephen will understand (thought may not like) a lot of things Lucy does.

If you happen to pick this up and are going into it expecting a redeeming love story, don’t. You won’t get that here. But if you do want to dive into the minds of two dysfunctional characters who have no business being in a relationship, then this is for you =)

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Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young- 4 Stars

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Sky In The Deep tells the story of Eelyn who is a part of the Aska clan. She’s spent her whole life being taught to hate the rival Riki clan only to find out her brother who she thought dead for 5 years is very much alive and well. And fighting with the Riki.

Eelyn is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding her brother’s “death” and how he came to fight on the enemy’s side.

Eelyn is a B A D A S S. She will not hesitate to cut a throat or throw an axe and take someone down. Side note – Tough heroines tend to sometimes be tough to connect to. But I truly adored her character. She was so fierce in everything she did, everything she thought, and in her love for her family.

And when she tries to speak with her brother after seeing him on the battle field, she winds up getting caught and trapped in the Riki’s village. Where she meets Fiske.

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Who is Fiske? Oh he’s just the boy that helps teach Eelyn that maybe the hatred their clans have had throughout their lives isn’t so valid, who shows her how their clans are actually quite similar. He’s the rival boy she’s supposed to hate but who forces her to slowly open her heart.

“I don’t belong to you.” I repeated the words I said to him the night he pulled the stitches from my arm. This time, to lift the weight that pressed down onto him and silence whatever words were whispering in his mind. And because a small part of me still wanted them to be true.
“Yes, you do.” He pulled the hair back out of my face so he could look at me. “Like I belong to you.”

I LOVED FISKE. I LOVED Fiske and Elyn together. The subtle forbidden romance between these two made the book for me. The writing during their moments together was just so so beautifully done.

“And when he kissed me again, the seconds slowed. They stretched out and made more time. I felt his body against mine, unraveling everything else that was between us and my soul unwound, threading itself to his. And I let it. I gave myself to him. Because I was already his.”

So why not 5 stars? While I really did enjoy this, I just need a little more.
More romance.
More dialogue.
More character interactions.
More battles.

I really think if this was dual POV or maybe just a tadddd longer it could have propelled this book to epic for me. But Adrienne Young is definitely someone to look out for and an author I will most certainly read more from!

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A new TOP Fav: Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan

❝ Ours is a love that reimagines—that peels back the sky at high noon searching for the stars, collecting them like shells in a bucket. We bathe in stardust, drink from the Milky Way, and dance on the moon. We pierce the firmament, peer into infinity, and tread on time and space. There is no before. There is no after. Now gives birth to forever. This moment may die, but this love never will. Time is not a line. It’s a circle, and we, August and Iris, we stand at the center.❞

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Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan – 5 Stars!

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As a reviewer, I like to think I make it pretty clear when something works for me and when something doesn’t work for me. When it doesn’t, I’ll honestly lay out why. And when it does, I’ll shout my love from the rooftops.
So this is me.
SHOUTING FROM THE MOTHERFUCKING ROOFTOPS TO READ. THIS. BOOK.

When I first read Kennedy’s Grip series, I knew this woman’s writing was for me. When I finished Long Shot, I knew this woman cemented herself as a favorite.

Now from the teasers and posts the author has shared, I think most can surmise what this story is about and the tough subject it covers (a little more on that towards the end of this review). I don’t want to go into any specific details because it’ll be pretty hard to talk about the plot without honestly revealing huge spoilers.

Instead, I’m going to let Kennedy’s beautiful prose and her magnificent characters sell this book for me.

Iris, our heroine, is one of THE BEST, one of the strongest and most resilient female characters you will ever read about. It can be tough for a female character who is so strong to not come off as arrogant or obnoxious. Iris was neither. Iris was beauty and strength personified.

❝ And in a smoky room filled with shadows, those parts of me Caleb scattered, I reconvene. All the pieces he splintered, I mend. And everything he stole from me like a petty thief, those things, every single one of them, I repossess.❞

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❝ With no escape in sight, I seek the only freedom left to me—my thoughts, my dreams, and my memories. I remember a magical night under the stars, under a streetlight on the eve of greatness. A night filled with laughter and confidences, pregnant with promise. And I see him so clearly, my prince, asking for a kiss. Sometimes, we stand at a juncture on which our path, our very life can turn. A fork in the road. Sometimes the heart speaks in whispers, and by the time we hear, by the time we listen, it’s too late and we don’t know. We don’t know that we should have turned right instead of left. Chosen one instead of the other. But now, in the retreat of my mind, I know. And I kiss him. In my dreams I choose him, my prince, instead of the fraud. In this parallel universe, at this second-chance juncture, I turn right instead of choosing wrong . . . and there, only there, we are together.❞

August, our….*clears throat*
I’m sorry.
I need to stop and just breathe here because HOLY MOTHER OF ALL THAT IS GOOD, WHAT A MAN. Okay okay – back to the review – *ahem*….August, our hero, is possibly the MOST perfect male ever written. There isn’t enough time in the universe for me to thoroughly explain how much I LOVE THIS MAN. How thoughtful and romantic and respectful and caring and persistent he was. His thoughts had me melting quicker than a popsicle on the fourth of July. And ahhhhh there is so much more I want to say but, you know, spoilers.

❝ You can be on my team.”
“Oh.” I lob a smile up at him, much too close to flirting. “And what position will I play on your team?” His smile melts a little around the edges, and his eyes lose some of their humor.
“At the five-spot,” he says softly.
The five-spot? His position is the point guard, or the one-spot. Shooting guard is the two. The three is small forward, and the four is power forward. The five is . . .
“Center,” he says, linking our fingers and toying with the hair hanging on my shoulder. “If you were mine, Iris, there would be no doubt what position you’d hold in my life. You’d be center. I’d play you at the five.❞

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❝ And if I never see another woman come, that’s fine with me. If I could just watch this one in the eye of her storm, in this crisis of her pleasure, it would be enough. God, for the rest of my life, it would be enough. The look on her face is wondrous, as if she’s suspended between realities, has wandered into a fantasy and is drowning in this rapture.❞

❝ She’s the most intoxicating champagne. I sip. I drink. I slurp. I gulp her until I can’t remember the taste of another woman—there’s only ever been her scent and her hair and her shape. She is singular, obliterating every kiss that came before her, eliminating the possibility of anyone else ever tasting this good.❞

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❝I empty myself of all I was before and take whatever she has to give. There’s a newness when our eyes meet—wonder in the laughter we share while I hold her. We don’t speak, but there’s eloquence in our fingertips, in our hands as we touch and explore. Our bodies commune, confess. I don’t have to say the words. She knows I’m hers.❞

Ok, I need to stop here because I could spend all day re-reading and sharing all the highlights I have of all the delicious things that came from August.

And just one for Lo, because, OMG, I adore her:

❝ There is only one thing I take lying down, and that’s the good dick. Even then I’ll probably end up on top.❞

I know those quotes are enough to make you itch to pick this up. But I URGE you to read it. This is easily making my favorites list.

And I’ll leave it with this:

This book isn’t easy. It’s poignant and painful and will resonate and stay with you for a very long time. I am telling you now it’s going to crush you a little. But even with all the pain, there’s so much beauty. SO MUCH LOVE. August and Iris will enamor you from start to finish.

Simply outstanding and HIGHLY recommended.

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Review: Alphas Like Us (Like Us #3) by Krista & Becca Ritchie

“You know, my heart is in your hand.”

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Alphas Like Us (Like Us #3) by Krista & Becca Ritchie – 4.5 Stars!

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It’s pretty hard to review the third book in a series without spoilers. So I’ll try to keep this as generic as possible. After finishing Alphas Like Us, after all those twists I didn’t see coming and all those sweet moments, my heart IS SO FULL. I am so happy. I am filled with so much love for these characters.

Every. Single. One.

“And you said you wanted an in-your-face, overjoyed kind of love that knocks you backwards.” He takes a beat. “But our love is that and better. Our love is headstrong. It never yields, never dies. And when it knocks you backwards, it pulls you upright again.”

I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it with every book they write – no one writes character dynamics like Krista & Becca Ritchie do. The ensemble casts they create always feel so damn real and always manage to make me crazy trying to pick who my favorite is. Which is pretty much impossible. And every time I finish a book they write, I am salivating for the next. Hungry for it. DYINGGG FOR IT (Seriously, the anticipation for Tangled Like Us is the only thing keeping me going at the moment. Thatcher and Jane are and will be what I LIVE FOR).

“I didn’t grow up seeing love, but I sought that in every relationship, and I thought I met it. But I realize that I never even came close. Then I fell for him. It’s a love that pummels me every time I wake and crave to near him. Every time I see his morality and think, how good you are, and fuck, I’m lucky. It’s a love that beckons me towards him when he’s gone. One that reaches into my core and wraps itself around me. It’s that persistent, unforgettable undetachable love.”

I got asked a few times if this series is a standalone or if the Addicted Series (which this is a spin-off of) needs to be read first.

Technical answer: Yes. You can read the Like Us Series without reading the Addicted Series.

My answer: GIRLLLLLL READ THE ADDICTED SERIES. NOW. I know, I know – there are a lot of books. But you will not regret one minute of it. It remains my all-time favorite series and every time I think about it, I wish that I could spend an eternity with the characters. I cannot stress enough how unique and amazing the writing is, and how it has made me feel these fictional characters were real life people who have buried themselves in my heart. With Krista & Becca’s writing, you feel all of the characters’ pain, the joy, the love; their highest of highs and their lowest of lows.

So yea, read it. And as soon as you’re done, grab this series!

💖Reading order of the Addicted Series💖:
https://www.goodreads.com/series/103875-addicted

♥️Like Us Series♥️:
Damaged Like Us (Book 1 and currently on SALE! ): http://amzn.to/2FOOHbF
Lovers Like Us (Book 2. This cover still makes me DROOL): http://amzn.to/2u6qKY4
Alphas Like Us (Book 3 – out now!): http://amzn.to/2FVMJlK

Cover Reveal & Giveaway! Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

Coming March 22!

Kennedy Ryan takes sports romance out of bounds with LONG SHOT, a deeply emotional, thought-provoking standalone love story set in the exciting world of professional basketball.

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LONG SHOT (A Standalone Basketball Romance)

Release Date: March 22nd

Cover Design: Letitia Hasser/RBA Designs

Photographer: Dominique Spruch-Desired Spirit Photography

Model: Kevin S

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“Satisfying and soul-gripping! — Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author Lucy Score

Synopsis

A FORBIDDEN LOVE SET IN THE EXPLOSIVE WORLD OF THE NBA…

Think you know what it’s like being a baller’s girl?

You don’t.

My fairy tale is upside down.

A happily never after.

I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.

I was a fool, and his love – fool’s gold.

Now there’s a new player in the game, August West.

One of the NBA’s brightest stars.

Fine. Forbidden.

He wants me. I want him.

But my past, my fraudulent prince, won’t let me go.

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About Kennedy

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Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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