Saturday, 29 August 2015

Abbi Glines - When You’re Back - Book Review (Review Copy)


Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK, 2015.
Genre: New Adult.
Length: 258 pages.

Ooh, a few unexpected twists and turns in this sequel to When I’m Gone. *Spoiler alert: You need to read that book first before reading When You’re Back*.

Reese is taking the leap and moving to Texas to be with Mase. But, not before she spends time with the family she’d never known after her father suddenly appeared on her doorstep in Rosemary Beach. After having that shock and enduring all the setbacks that have kept her and Mase apart, she’s ready to take their long distance relationship into close quarters.

Texas has other plans, throwing up more hurdles for them to jump in the form of a jealous cousin and an enigma named Major, to start with. Major happens to be Blaire Finlay’s brother. He seems to pop up wherever Reese is, watching her, flirting with her and putting her on edge. As Reese’s independence and confidence grows, will Texas be the thing that finally pulls them apart?

I had some catching up to do on Abbi’s books, so I’ve just read four consecutively. I started to lose a bit of steam as I got to When I’m Gone. Then I perked right back up with this one. I really like Mase and Reese’s story. Especially how he sees her worth, potential and takes charge of getting her the help she needs, with some assistance from a Kerrington Country Club fave of mine, Jimmy.

I think I liked When You’re Back more because Reese is finding her footing, growing as a person and feeling more valuable as she takes on a new challenge. I still think I would have liked her to own it more and not be so disbelieving of her own charms.

It also helps that they are finally living in the same state. The introduction of the competition, the magnetic, compelling Major, kept me flipping the pages to see what happens. I can’t wait to read his story.

Those weren’t the only surprises in store. You’ll just have to read it to find out. 

4.5 Flares

*Review Copy generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*





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Aussies can grab the paperback for $17.99.





Abbi Glines - When You’re Back - Book Review (Review Copy)


Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK, 2015.
Genre: New Adult.
Length: 258 pages.

Ooh, a few unexpected twists and turns in this sequel to When I’m Gone. *Spoiler alert: You need to read that book first before reading When You’re Back*.

Reese is taking the leap and moving to Texas to be with Mase. But, not before she spends time with the family she’d never known after her father suddenly appeared on her doorstep in Rosemary Beach. After having that shock and enduring all the setbacks that have kept her and Mase apart, she’s ready to take their long distance relationship into close quarters.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Stacking the Shelves [173]


Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews 
Stop by Tynga's blog to join in with the meme and share what you've added to your shelves.


Erm, so I had a big week in the bookstores. No review copies this week because I've closed my reviews for now while I catch up.
Click on the cover pic to take you to Goodreads.

eBooks:

The January Wish Temptation (Temptation, #1) Bad Romeo (Starcrossed, #1) Ruin & Rule (Pure Corruption MC, #1) Paradise City (Paradise, #1) Capture (Seaside Pictures, #1) Together We Heal (Fall and Rise, #4) Cocky Bastard Getting Hot (Jail Bait, #3) Morium:Dark Horizons (Morium Trilogy #2)

The January Wish by Juliet Madison
Temptation by K.M. Golland
Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven
Ruin & Rule by Pepper Winters
Paradise City by C.J. Duggan
Capture by Rachel Van Dyken
Together We Heal by Chelsea M. Cameron
Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Getting Hot by Mia Storm
Morium: Dark Horizons by S.J. Hermann

I've already read Cocky Bastard and loved it. I'm onto Capture now.

I went to the Op Shop and found these paperbacks:

When I'm with You: The Complete Novel (Because You Are Mine, #2) Mr. Maybe Welcome to My World The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2) The Husband's Secret

When I'm With You - the complete novel by Beth Kerry
Mr Maybe by Jane Green
Welcome to My World by Miranda Dickinson
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafόn
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Yes, I do buy the books I promote. I probably won't have any to share next week. I think I may have overdone it!
Let me know your recommendations.

Cheers


Stacking the Shelves [173]


Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews 
Stop by Tynga's blog to join in with the meme and share what you've added to your shelves.


Erm, so I had a big week in the bookstores. No review copies this week because I've closed my reviews for now while I catch up.
Click on the cover pic to take you to Goodreads.

Friday, 21 August 2015

#Friday56


Hosted by Freda's Voice
Stop by her blog to join in.

Hi all,
Today I'm joining the Friday 56 meme for the first time. 
I'll be sharing a line from When You're Back by Abbi Glines, Published by Simon & Schuster. 
I'm reading this one at the moment and will be reviewing it shortly.

This is from 56% into the eBook version.
Enjoy!




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#Friday56


Hosted by Freda's Voice
Stop by her blog to join in.

Hi all,
Today I'm joining the Friday 56 meme for the first time. 
I'll be sharing a line from When You're Back by Abbi Glines, Published by Simon & Schuster. 
I'm reading this one at the moment and will be reviewing it shortly.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Erin Noelle – Translucent – Book Review (Review Copy)



Publisher: Erin Noelle, 2015.
Genre: Romantic Suspense.
Length: 229 pages.

Sometimes shocking, definitely gripping. As per usual Erin Noelle delivers an exquisite production that will trap you in its pages and linger in your mind. A dark, challenging read with a beautiful love story and a chance at redemption.

Blake Martin has a new job, a new name, a new life. She has escaped hell, but it follows her in her dreams. She's a hollow shell, devoid of anything resembling life. When Blake meets Madden Decker, CEO of the tech company she now consults for, he lights a spark inside her again. Instincts tell her to keep everyone out, but Madden doesn't take no for an answer.

Madden lays eyes on Blake across the boardroom table and can't tear them away. She's all sorts of gorgeous and submissive, awakening his dominant side. Madden is very protective and caring towards Blake, right from the start. He quickly realizes she has deep wounds nobody can see. His dominant personality takes control, removing her burdens and pushing away the ghosts of her past for a while. He has his own past he’d rather not relive and a brother who is more like a troublesome child. Only, the trouble he gets himself into also drags Madden along with it.

Blake knows it's only a matter of time before the devil finds her. She did something terrible and retaliation will come. Mafia retaliation. Being with Madden makes her believe she can enjoy whatever time she has left before it all falls apart. She no longer has to hide in her lonely apartment or catalogue every face when she's out. Madden accepts her crazy episodes and knows not to push her to share the awful details about what triggers them. She never wants to tell him. He’ll look at her with disgust instead of seeing her as his Sweet Girl. She’s going to hold on to that ... for as long as it lasts.

Okay, wow. First of all, cliff-hanger warning. Secondly, several flashback scenes made my stomach turn. If you're not okay with violence and gore I'd probably steer clear. Did it make me want to stop reading? Heck no! I wanted to know how the character had survived her horrific past and I wanted to see her heal. I don't think I've ever been more worried about a character's welfare. It's a struggle getting through every hour let alone every day, for Blake.

Madden knows exactly how to handle her. “Slow and steady, sweet girl.” He's thirteen years older, but that's perfect because she needs someone with maturity and self-control. He is a genuine hero. The love story is beautifully choreographed, giving us hope that Blake is going to pull through. Flash backs piece together her past, but also build anticipation towards the climax. Book 2, Transparent is out soon. It's going to be good!

4.5 Flares.

*Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.*

Cheers







Erin Noelle – Translucent – Book Review (Review Copy)



Publisher: Erin Noelle, 2015.
Genre: Romantic Suspense.
Length: 229 pages.

Sometimes shocking, definitely gripping. As per usual Erin Noelle delivers an exquisite production that will trap you in its pages and linger in your mind. A dark, challenging read with a beautiful love story and a chance at redemption.

Blake Martin has a new job, a new name, a new life. She has escaped hell, but it follows her in her dreams. She's a hollow shell, devoid of anything resembling life. When Blake meets Madden Decker, CEO of the tech company she now consults for, he lights a spark inside her again. Instincts tell her to keep everyone out, but Madden doesn't take no for an answer.

Madden lays eyes on Blake across the boardroom table and can't tear them away. She's all sorts of gorgeous and

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

T.M. Frazier - Tyrant - Book Review (ARC)


Publisher: T.M. Frazier
Genre: Romantic Suspense.
Length: 230 pages.

**** Spoiler alert. You need to read King before reading Tyrant. This review refers to events that happened at the end of King and beyond. ****

OMG, I did not see that coming! This romance is dark and forceful. Absolutely memorable.

Doe aka Pup, aka Ramie Price has finally found her way home thanks to King. He offers Pup to her senator father in exchange for custody of his daughter. He sees it as the only way to be the father he wants to be, but King’s betrayal devastates him as much as it does Pup. Even worse, it backfires and he loses both his girls.

King has enemies that want to crush him and take away all that’s his. He knows, in order to protect Pup, he has to keep their connection hidden. He becomes a spectre skirting the periphery of her life, not even she, knows when he’s near until he wants her to. He is always there in the background, fighting for them to be together. But, there are dangers that neither of them could have foreseen, waiting to tear these two apart.


Ramie’s world is a foreign place to Pup. She’s torn away from the house on stilts and the man she now considers her home, only to find out she is a mother. The conservative good girl with a stubborn streak, now proudly sports a tattoo and an uncensored vocabulary. She doesn’t fit into the life of a senator’s daughter, but she has a son to think of now. The one thing she remembers from her past, a pair of chestnut eyes, belong to Tanner, one of her best friends and the father of her child. Her fiancé. By following her instincts and with the help of Tanner, she slowly pieces together what happened and who Ramie Price was. The revelations send her spinning.


T.M. Frazier packs a punch in this finale. More than a couple of punches. I don’t want to give anything away so I can’t say too much about what I am thinking and feeling. I am still reeling. This is a page-turner.

The dynamic changes in Tyrant. The overall theme emphasizes family, whether it be by blood or not. Both King and Pup have had to build their own families; a fact that draws them close, but also causes them so much grief.

I felt sorry for Tanner being the love left behind. He has to come to terms with the fact that his fiancé fell in love with a felon and he has a fight on his hands if he wants her heart back.

I love that we get glimpses of Preppy’s humorous advice and King continues to join forces with Bear to take down the enemy. As with the first book, King, there are scenes that are packed with violence and gore. You have been warned.

A thrilling conclusion.

5 Flares.
*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.*

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