27 May 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - This Is One Moment by Mila Gray


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here's this week's book I can't wait for...

This Is One Moment by Mila Gray AKA Sarah Alderson
Expected Publication: 1st September 2015

Synopsis:
Didi Monroe’s waited her whole life for the type of romance you see in the movies, so when Hollywood heartthrob Zac Ridgemont sweeps her off her feet, Didi believes she might finally have met the one.
While Zac’s away filming for the summer, Didi begins her internship at a military hospital in California. There, she meets wounded Marine Noel Walker.
Frustrated on the outside and broken on the inside, Walker’s a pain-in-the-ass patient who refuses all help.
Yet Didi can’t help but be drawn to him, and though he’s strictly out of bounds it soon becomes impossible to ignore the sparks flying between them.
As the attraction simmers into dangerous territory, Didi finds herself falling hard for a man she knows is going to break her heart. Because Walker doesn’t believe in love or happy ever afters. So what possible future can there be?
Then tragedy hits, shattering both their worlds, and Didi is forced to choose between fighting for love or merely falling for the illusion of it.

I adored Come Back To Me so I am really excited to see more even if its only a companion novel I still can't wait.



What are you waiting on?

22 May 2015

Blog Tour: Book Review: The Happy Ever After of Rosie Potter (RIP) by Kate Winter


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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Sphere
Published: 21st May 2015
Pages: 304
Genre: Adult, Contemporary/Paranormal Romance, 
Main Characters: Rosie, Charlie,   
Date Read: 7th May - 12th May 2015

Rating Given:
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Synopsis:Falling in love is never simple. Especially when you're dead.
When Rosie Potter wakes up one morning with what she assumes is the world's worst hangover, the last thing she expects is to discover that she's actually dead. With a frustrating case of amnesia, suspicious circumstances surrounding her untimely demise, and stuck wearing her ugliest flannel PJs, Rosie must figure out not only what happened last night, but why on earth she's still here.
Slowly the mystery unravels, but there are many other secrets buried in the quiet Irish village of Ballycarragh, and nobody is as innocent as they first appear. Aided by the unlikeliest of allies in her investigation, Rosie discovers that life after death isn't all it's cracked up to be, particularly when you might just be falling in love . . .
In this hilarious, life-affirming and romantic journey through Rosie Potter's afterlife, she shares the ghostly tale of how she lived, she died, and she loved (in that order). 

I was given a review copy via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I do love the colourfulness of this cover but the main thing that I like about this cover is that the title takes centre stage as it tells us everything we need to know about the story. With the title being a long one if there was anything else on this book I think it would have looked over crowded.

I couldn't remember much about the premises of this story to begin with which I think was the reason why I kept wanting to put it off but when I read the book I didn't know why I kept putting it off as I really enjoyed it. I found it a really quick read as before I knew it, it was nearly finished, even though it took me a few days to actually finish it I still felt like was quick as I was enjoying it. Even though this has a depressing subject matter I still found it quite a light hearted read which I found myself laughing out loud. What I liked about this book is that even with it a book about the paranormal it still felt like it was something that is supposed to happen as it was written in a believable way. It was good that we got to know more about who Rosie was before she died as well as in the present. There was parts of the story that disappoint me especially when we found out how she died but I do feel like that, that did match up to the humour of the rest of the story so in the end I was able to forgive this more than what I thought I would have. I did love the romance side of the story but I do wish there was a bit more of it as I felt it was rushed towards the end. I loved the ending as there was a point halfway through when I wanted to give this a three star rating but the ending won me over even if it did leave me in floods of tears! I also loved the little epilogue giving us a glimpse of what happened to the other characters in the future even if some of it set me off again.

For me it was some of the characters that made me want to give it a three star rating as Rosie did annoy me at times as she was a hypocrite but there was times when I liked her especially when her humour shone through. I loved Charlie as he was such a sweetheart and he also broke my heart a little bit towards the end. I would have liked to haave seen more from Jenny and Chris as they where great when they where in the story. I also loved Rosie's Mum and again I would have liked to have seen more from her. I couldn't stand Jack and even though I've been told many times that two wrongs don't make a right I still feel like he got everything he deserved.

Author Bio


Kate Winter is a journalist, novelist and storyteller from the North West of Ireland who was lucky enough to grow up with no TV (though she didn't consider it a lucky break at the time) and lots of books. After graduating from University of Ulster with first class honours and the Ulster Television Award for her BA in Media Studies, Kate promptly forged a glittering career for herself in waitressing. Then one day, beside a swimming pool in Australia, Kate decided it was time to write a book. The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIPis Kate's debut novel.  
Follow Kate on @KatiCut. 
For more information or to interview the author please contact Clara Diaz on 
020 3122 6565 | clara.diaz@littlebrown.co.uk | @ClaraHDiaz 

21 May 2015

Cover Reveal: This Is One Moment by Mila Gray

I jumped at the chance to take apart in this particular cover reveal as I loved Come Back To Me so I am  so excited to read this new one from Mila and the cover reveal is one step closer to that.
I love that even though it's a companion novel it still matches the first book. Just that cover has me even more excited about this new book which I didn't think was possible.

So without further ado here's the cover for This is One Moment...



Synopsis:
Didi Monroe’s waited her whole life for the type of romance you see in the movies, so when Hollywood heartthrob Zac Ridgemont sweeps her off her feet, Didi believes she might finally have met the one.While Zac’s away filming for the summer, Didi begins her internship at a military hospital in California. There, she meets wounded Marine Noel Walker.Frustrated on the outside and broken on the inside, Walker’s a pain-in-the-ass patient who refuses all help.Yet Didi can’t help but be drawn to him, and though he’s strictly out of bounds it soon becomes impossible to ignore the sparks flying between them.As the attraction simmers into dangerous territory, Didi finds herself falling hard for a man she knows is going to break her heart. Because Walker doesn’t believe in love or happy ever afters. So what possible future can there be?Then tragedy hits, shattering both their worlds, and Didi is forced to choose between fighting for love or merely falling for the illusion of it.


So what do you think? 

20 May 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here's this week's book I can't wait for...

Until Friday Night (The Field Party, #1) by Abbi Glines
Expected Publication: 25th August 2015

Synopsis:
To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.
Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.
As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.
West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…

A new Abbi Glines series yes please!



What are you waiting on?

19 May 2015

Book Review: Flukes (Flukes, #1) by Nichole Chase

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Indie
Published: 8th October 2012
Pages: 268
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance, 
Main Characters: Meena, Blake,   
Date Read: 2nd May - 6th May 2015

Rating Given:
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Synopsis:
Meena has a secret guarded closely by her family—a secret as dangerous as the sea and buried just as deep. When court-appointed community-service workers are assigned to Flukes, the family-owned animal sanctuary, everyone is on high alert. It doesn’t help that Meena finds herself attracted to sexy-as-sin Blake Weathering, one of the new workers. If he wasn’t so distracting, she might be able to land Flukes a much-needed cruise-line contract. Blake Weathering, the first in his family to attend public school, has developed a tough image. Unfortunately, it lands him in trouble. Now banned from his high school graduation ceremony, getting his diploma is dependent upon a community-service gig cleaning up fish crap. No diploma, no trust fund fortune—and no way to escape his overbearing father. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a mysterious girl with teal eyes who pulls at his heartstrings. When Blake discovers Meena’s secret, they are both thrown into a desperate search for information about her past. Two worlds pull them in opposite directions, and they will have to fight to hold on to all that really matters.


14 May 2015

Book Review: Under Different Stars (Kricket, #1) by Amy A. Bartol

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: 47North
Published: 19th December 2013
Pages: 297
Genre: YA, Sci-fi, 
Main Characters: Kricket, Trey,   
Date Read: 27th April - 1st May 2015

Rating Given:
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Synopsis:
Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home. Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go. Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket's gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own. When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars?

 I was given a review copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I love everything about this cover its stunning. I must admit it was the cover that drew me into requesting to review the book. I like that it could be from a scene in the book well apart from the clothing but I can forgive that. 

When I first started this book I thought this was going to be an ok read but I don't know why everyone raves on about it, but then once I get further and further into it I now understand where they where all coming from as I was hooked. As well as being a little slow to start with there was the language that I found hard to understand what they where saying but there was times when certain words was explained which did help, even though this did bug me a bit I understand where Bartol was coming from because Kricket would also have been feeling the same way as me. I think that it was when Trey was introduced when this book started to pick up as there was more action taking place. The romance was a bit of a slow burner but I felt that it was more believable than if they loved each other from the beginning. I really enjoyed the second half of the book but it was closer to the end that I really started to love this book. I liked the ending as there was things cleared up but there was also an opening for more to come in the next books.

I liked pretty much all the characters but there was a few that I wasn't sure about. Kricket was a great female character as she was a strong person when many people would have crumbled but there was times when she would annoy me. When Trey was first introduced I wasn't sure what to think of him as I didn't feel he was trustworthy but the more we got to know him the more he warmed on me and at the very end I loved him. Jax and Wayra where great editions to this book especially Jax as he added much needed humour. Kyon I wasn't sure about in the beginning just like Trey but unlike Trey I couldn't warm to him.

Overall a good start to what I hope will be an amazing series.

13 May 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here's this week's book I can't wait for...

Royal Wedding (The Princess Diaries, #11) by Meg Cabot
Expected Publication: 2nd July 2015

Synopsis:
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series, comes the very first adult installment, which follows Princess Mia and her Prince Charming as they plan their fairy tale wedding--but a few poisoned apples could turn this happily-ever-after into a royal nightmare.
For Princess Mia, the past five years since college graduation have been a whirlwind of activity, what with living in New York City, running her new teen community center, being madly in love, and attending royal engagements. And speaking of engagements. Mia's gorgeous longtime boyfriend Michael managed to clear both their schedules just long enough for an exotic (and very private) Caribbean island interlude where he popped the question! Of course Mia didn't need to consult her diary to know that her answer was a royal oui.
But now Mia has a scandal of majestic proportions to contend with: Her grandmother's leaked "fake" wedding plans to the press that could cause even normally calm Michael to become a runaway groom. Worse, a scheming politico is trying to force Mia's father from the throne, all because of a royal secret that could leave Genovia without a monarch. Can Mia prove to everyone--especially herself--that she's not only ready to wed, but ready to rule as well?

I received an email from the publishers about this book and even though I haven't read any of the books I have seen the films so I am dying to read this book.




What are you waiting on?