Review of Long Way Down by Krista & Becca Ritchie (yes- I am sobbing as I type this)

The most perfect ending to the most perfect series there ever was.

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Long Way Down By Krista & Becca Ritchie – 5 Million Stars 

As Daisy would say, on a scale of one to chocolate, this was like chocolate cake, smothered in icing, and covered with sprinkles in the shape of unicorns.

I could not have asked for a better conclusion for these amazing characters. Krista & Becca created an incredibly thought out, emotional, captivating world with the most charismatic, complex, unique characters. And to see it all come to an end – this is what parents must feel like when they look at their children and realize they’re all grown up. How bittersweet this all is!

The growth and love and maturity all these characters have attained have been so amazing to read. I can’t even count the number of times I have cried from this series, and from this book alone!

I could read about Lo & Lily, Ryke & Daisy, and Connor & Rose forever and I would never tire of them. I love them that much. The love they all have for each other, the love they have for their siblings, the love they have for their significant others….Is. Out. Of. This. World. Amazing.

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Even though this is technically the last book of the series, I think the only thing holding me back from more tears is knowing we get an epilogue book Some Kind of Perfect, and then the spin off series Damaged Like Us. I am counting down the days until we get more information and release days on those.

And I leave with this…if you haven’t read this series yet, give it a chance. I know it’s long. I know there are a lot of books. But you will not regret one minute of it. I found myself completely immersed in the world they’ve built and wishing that I could spend an eternity with these characters. Just absolute perfection & I simply cannot recommend this series enough!


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Hot For Teacher: 5 Student/Teacher Romances To Check Out

Who doesn’t love a good forbidden romance story? And if student/teacher romances are your thing, read on 😉

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I LOVE student/teacher romance books. Love the forbidden element to them. Below is a list of my favorite ones, and some others I have heard great things about:

1. Veiled Innocence by Ella Frank – I read this one and LOVED IT. It was SEXY, romantic, and FULL of angst. (To read my review, click here)

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2. Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy Cherry – When I picked this up, I was expecting a raunchy, forbidden love story. But instead I found it was a romantic, poignant, quite often sad yet beautiful story. (To read my review click here)

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Below are books I haven’t read but, but I have heard great things on & are on my TBR!

3. Eighteen by JA Huss – this one is based on a true story & currently on sale for .99¢!

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4. Gabriel’s Inferno Trilogy by Sylvain Reynard -I must be the only person left on the planet who hasn’t read this series. But if you’re like me & haven’t joined Gabriel’s fan club yet, this one is revolves around a tumultuous affair between Professor Gabriel Emerson and grad student Julia Mitchell.

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5.On The Island By Tracey Garvis-Graves – This one breaks the mold  of usual student/teacher romance books, where the teacher is a she. Anna is thirty and T.J. only sixteen when the couple first become acquainted! *oh the scandal*

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Are there any other student/teacher romances you have read and loved? Comment below!!

Zero Hour by Lili St Germain is LIVE! (Plus a$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!!)

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The final, shocking conclusion to the
#1 bestselling Gypsy Brothers series is
NOW AVAILABLE at the following retailers:

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Blurb
They say a human being needs few things to exist.

A purpose,

Hope for the future,

But most of all…

Love.

Juliette Portland had all of those things. Her purpose was simple: Seduce. Deceive. Kill. Avenge. Once Dornan Ross and his sons were dead, her future was supposed to be clear. Her life was finally going to begin. And love… Against all the odds, she had the love of a boy she never thought she’d see again.

Everything should have gone according to plan. Everything should have been easy once Dornan was dead and buried.

Of course, life has a way of fucking with even the most meticulous of plans, and calling in owed debts can have the most severe consequences. Thanks to Juliette’s diabolical retribution, the Il Sangue Cartel has lost it’s Kingpin, but not for long. There’s always someone in the wings, ready to step onstage and seize power. The Gypsy Brothers Motorcycle Club might be reeling from the deaths of their President and his six patch-wearing sons, but they’ve come back swinging.

Two deadly enemies, hundreds of bloodthirsty members, both sides eager to punish those that would try to topple them.

Two survivors, a man and a woman, forced to flee in the night.

For Juliette, vengeance is a hollow victory.

It never, ever ends.

The flames of incomplete vengeance are licking at her heels, and it’s only a matter of time before the Il Sangue cartel and the Gypsy Brothers catch her in their grip and crush her.

Unless she crushes them first.

View the Gypsy Brothers Book Trailer HERE: https://youtu.be/fk_4X6Lkb_g
This trailer was shot on location in Venice Beach by Red14 Films, exclusively for Lili!

EXCERPT

I think about revenge a lot. When I’m thinking of the way the light dimmed in Dornan’s dying eyes and the way he said you killed my sons. How beautiful it was, and how hollow.

About the Author:

Lili writes dark romance, suspense and paranormal stories. Her serial novel, Seven Sons, was released in early 2014, with the following books in the series to be released in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, Tarantino movies and spending hours on Pinterest.

She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.
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COVER REVEAL & ADVANCED COPY GIVEAWAY! Midnight Mass by Sierra Simone

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Release Day: December 8, 2015

Synopsis

We are told that God will punish the wicked. That sinful men will reap what they sow. We are told to scourge our souls with prayer and pain to become clean once again.

Well, here I am. Wicked and sinful. Desperate to become clean…even though it feels so good to be dirty.

But even I never expected what came next.

Even I never expected my punishment to come so soon.

***Midnight Mass is a novella and a sequel to Priest. It’s intended for mature audiences only.***

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About the Author

Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

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SIGNED PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY! November 9 By Colleen Hoover

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Hey guys! I am doing a giveaway for a signed paperback of November 9 by Colleen Hoover!

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All you have to do is subscribe to this blog. If you’re already subscribed, just comment below and like this post!

1 Winner will be chosen on Friday, November 20th at 12PM eastern.

*I am also hosting this giveaway on my Instagram and Facebook. You can enter on all for extra entries! Just make sure to follow the rules on those posts.

GOOD LUCK! ❤

November 9 by Colleen Hoover- oh how I loved thee

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I don’t know how the hell I am going to write this review. Because when I read a book I LOVE I have a hard time getting my thoughts down. And I hate when this happens. So this will be one of those reviews where I just ramble on until I feel like I have adequately expressed my undying love for Colleen Hoover and this book.

This is also one of those reviews where I won’t mention a damn thing about the plot. Because you need to go in blind. And just let Colleen take you on this beautiful, shocking, gorgeous, angst-y, anger filled, lovely ride.

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What I think I love most about Colleen Hoover’s writing is how the whole book is filled with memorable moments. Unforgettable moments. Moments that you just NEED to highlight. Every quote, every other line, EVERY DAMN THING, because you know you will be going back and reading them again just to be able to get that “floating..heart-clenching..OMG I LOVE THIS!!!!! SHOUTY CAPS ALL OVER THE PLACE!!“..feeling you got when you read it for the first time. (Side note- I read this on paperback and went through two packets of stickies and 2 highlighters with all the highlighting I did). No one’s words make my heart literally clench quite like Colleen’s do.

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This is one of those books where you think you know, but you don’t. NO, you don’t! Where you think you are prepared for the genius that is Colleen Hoover’s writing, but she just blows you away page after page, line after line.

You will laugh. You will cry. And when you want to stop because anger has gripped you SO HARD YOU HAVE TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS TO EXPRESS HOW FREAKING MAD YOU ARE (because trust me this will happen), just keep going. The ‘genius’ isn’t done yet.

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COVER REVEAL -Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven !

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LOOK AT THIS BEAUTY!

SUMMARY:

Liam Quinn is talented, gorgeous, and one of the biggest movie stars in the world.

He’s also the only man Elissa Holt has ever truly loved.

After being out of her life for six years, he and his gorgeous fiancé are set to star in the new Broadway show Elissa is stage managing. The only trouble is, when late night rehearsals bring Elissa and Liam together, the line between what is and what could have been gets blurred, and one moment of weakness will create a scandal that echoes around the world.

Elissa knows that falling for Liam again would be a tragedy in the making, but as any good romantic will tell you, love doesn’t always follow the script.

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Wicked Heart is the third book in the STARCROSSED Series (Book 1 Bad Romeo, Book 2 Broken Juliet, which both focus on the MCs Ethan and Cassie) but can be can be read as a standalone.

I HIGHLY recommend reading the first two. I fell in love with Leisa’s writing while reading those and have been impatiently waiting for news on this book!

*For my reviews on Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet, click HERE and HERE

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Wicked Heart is out May 3rd!

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The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan = PERFECTION <3

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The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan – 5 Stars

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That’s it. It’s official. Kristen Callihan has now joined the ranks among Christina Lauren for one of my favorite authors of NA reads.

I LOVE THIS WOMAN’S WRITING. Kristen, if you’re reading this, don’t you ever stop writing romance! EVER!

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If you know me, you know one of my favorite things to read is friends to lovers, and this book has joined Beautiful Player as one of my all-time favorite friends to lovers reads. I mentioned this in my review for The Hook Up, but as of late, light reads have held zero interest from me. I was beginning to give up hope on finding a series that was light, funny, sexy, but also contained some emotional aspects. Where the quotes I highlight aren’t just silly banter and sexy lines, but quotes that get you right in the feels. AND THIS IS IT!

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It was fantastic. Amazing. Hysterical. Romantic. Not only did Kristen have me ga ga over the story telling but enamored with the characters, too.

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I can’t even tell you how many times I squealed like a child from the sweet and sexy things Gray said. He is a hero that melted my heart (and panties) and had me wrapped around his large delicious finger.

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Ivy Mackenzie is a fabulous leading lady who was just too sweet for words. This whole book was PERFECTION. I’m not even going to go into plot details. JUST.READ. IT.

P.S. I WANT GRAY TO LOVE ME TWICE ON TUESDAYS!

The Friend Zone is apart of the Game On Series, but each book can be read as a standalone.

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The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan- Thoughts? Read. This. Shit. <3

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The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan – 5 stars

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In a world of stories with predictable plot twists, characters with haunted pasts, and unnecessary shock value thrown in for good measure, I personally have found it SO HARD to find a light read that isn’t beyond cheesy or just….well, boring.

So when one comes along with one of the most fantastic heroes I have read about, I want to scream “YES FINALLY!!!!!” from the top of my lungs.

Basic plot – Drew is Mr. Popular Star Quarterback of his college, and Anna catches his eye on their first day of class. While Drew is sweet, charismatic, and confident, Anna has some insecurities and can’t seem to understand why Drew would want her. They hook up, but Anna tries to keep Drew at a distance for fear of being consumed by her attraction to him and getting her heart broken.

I must admit, the beginning of The Hook Up had me feeling a tad iffy. I am not a fan of insta-love, and can count on one hand the amount of times I have read it and felt it was actually believable or without making me want to roll my eyes. When Anna and Drew meet that ‘insta-connection’ was there, but I was able to look past it because I found Drew’s opening lines humorous and his endearing charm just reeled me in.

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Without a doubt, Drew is what undeniably made this book. He is absolute PERFECTION. I cannot stress enough how much I adored his character. He was everything you could ask for in a hero. Sweet, SEXY AS ALL FREAKING HELL, patient, understanding….I can go on and on. With his amazing character and Kristen Callihan’s FANTASTIC writing, I was definitely hooked. I haven’t read anything by this author before, and was pleasantly surprised with how smooth, witty, and touching her writing was. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Dialogue is what makes or breaks a book for me. The conversations, texts, and ESPECIALLY the romantic lines in here were GOLD. I must have highlighted every word that came out of Drew’s delicious mouth.

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I would also like to point out, while I am a fan of the dirty talk, I found it so refreshing to have a male character who didn’t spew one liners the whole time they were having sex. Nope, not Drew *le sighhhh*. Their chemistry was so off the freaking charts HOT words weren’t really needed. Instead, Drew would dish out one sexy ass command and BOOM, there went Anna’s panties. And mine. I honestly feel like writing a good sex scene takes talent and I LOVEEEDDD how Kristen handled and wrote them. They were so steamy but at the same time so emotionally charged.

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I Should Note…. Though I tried to understand Anna’s feelings, I kept going back and forth between being annoyed and sympathizing with her. By the time we got a deeper look into her insecurities, though, the annoyance waned. I’ve never understood or been a fan of the whole “you can fuck me but we can’t try anything more” and “even though we’re fucking and you shower me with love and attention, I’m still going to be a snot because I think you’ll hurt me” bit. And because Drew made it SO obviously clear he adored Anna and was nothing short of amazing it made it hard for me to understand her reluctance. It would have been easier to sympathize with her more if he was a known jerk or player with a seedy past, but Drew was someone anyone and everyone would pine for. He’s THAT amazing. BUT (and this is a pretty big BUT) Anna most definitely earned back points towards the end of the book. I grew to like her so much more as the book progressed. I also really would have loved more chapters in Drew’s POV. But mainly because I just couldn’t get enough of him.

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All in all, I enjoyed this read SO MUCH and have found a new book BF in Drew. I am utterly obsessed with this boy. I would highly recommend this to others, especially if you’ve been having a hard time finding entertaining books that aren’t predictable and cheesy. The story got better and better with each page. I really loved Drew and Gray’s friendship so I will definitely be continuing with this series and am excited to get to know Gray in the next book!