17 December 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire

"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...

Beautiful Redemption (Beautiful, #4/The Maddox Brothers, #2) by Jamie McGuire
Expected Publication: 27th January 2015

Synopsis:
No-nonsense Liis Lindy is an agent of the FBI. Deciding she is married only to her job, she breaks off her engagement and transfers from Chicago to the field office in San Diego. She loves her desk. She is committed to her laptop. She dreams of promotions and shaking hands with the director after cracking an impossible case.
Special Agent in Charge Thomas Maddox is arrogant, unforgiving, and ruthless. He is tasked with putting away some of the world’s toughest criminals, and he is one of the best the Bureau has to offer. Though, as many lives as he’s saved, there is one that is beyond his reach. Younger brother Travis is faced with prison time for his involvement in a basement fire that killed dozens of college students, and the media want a conviction. Travis’s only savior is his unusual tie to the mob. In a deal that will spare his brother, Thomas has agreed to recruit Travis into the FBI.
Liis is stubborn, defiant, and yet somehow softens Thomas’s rough edges, making her the perfect agent to accompany him to the ceremony. Posing as a couple, they must travel to Travis & Abby’s beach vow renewal and give him the news, but when the pretending ends, she finds herself wondering if they were pretending at all.
In the second installment of the Maddox Brothers books, experience firsthand the mysterious world of the elusive Thomas Maddox, and how good love can be when you’re not the first, but the last.

I am so excited about this book and if its half as good as the rest of this series it will be amazing. I can't wait to get a better acquainted with Thomas!


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15 December 2014

Book Review: Feel by Karen-Anne Stewart

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Publication Date: December 15, 2014 | eBook, Paperback | ISBN-10: 1502757745
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
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The one whose emotions I can't feel is the one who makes me feel the most.
I was a sensitive, at least that's what I was told by the boy who saved me from the overwhelming emotions that consumed my soul, the boy who saved me from myself when my gift became stronger. Through the years, he was my redemption, my reason to take my next breath...then, he was gone.
Jensen always told me I was strong, but I didn't believe him until I was forced to be strong on my own, and I kept breathing without him. I've taken 42 million breaths since the moment he sent me away. Now, four years later, he's standing in front of me, and I can barely breathe.
This isn't just a story about the abilities I possess; it's a story about something much stronger...the love of the man who possesses every part of me.
***Disclaimer - Feel is intended for readers 18+ due to strong language, mature scenes, and some violence.

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Praise for Karen-Anne Stewart

"Karen-Anne Stewart’s writing always captivates me from the word go….Every character, even the secondary characters are so well developed, that they become so much more to me than characters in a story, and instead feel like long-lost friends. It is the sign of a really good author that they can invoke this feeling in their readers, and Karen-Anne Stewart never fails to deliver." Sorcha O’Dowd – Old Victorian Quill
"Karen-Anne Stewart writes with grit. There is a boldness to her style that cuts through the social niceties with hardcore dialogue, brutal physical violence and sizzling passion. Ms. Stewart will sucker punch you with scenes that will make you cringe, melt your heart and frustrate the heck out of you, all within a few pages. She colors her main characters in vivid tones…each supporting character gets their own unique shade and together the effect is a kaleidoscope of colors. The world she has invented is often dark, sometimes frightening, but always memorable as she reveals each nugget of detail with precision, notching up the tension, heat and emotion. If this author can think it, she can write it, so expect to be taken completely out of your world and to walk on the wild side in hers." Dianne – Tome Tender
"Ms. Stewart develops top-notch bestseller list quality work! NO JOKE! The way that she can weave words together easily sucks you right into the story." Jamie Roberts – Reading, Eating, and Dreaming

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About the Author

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Author of New Adult Romance who doesn't shy away from writing about sensitive issues and hot heroes.
Karen-Anne Stewart has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain, and the newly released stand alone novel, Ash to Steele. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards, and Saving Rain and After the Rain were nominees for the 2014 RONE Awards.
When Karen-Anne isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and visiting new places. She fuels her addiction of creating new stories by her only other addiction, caffeine, and listening to a myriad of musical genres. Tucked away near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karen-Anne lives with her husband, daughter, three dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity.

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Feel Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, December 15 Review at Pure Textuality Review at Kate's Book Life
Tuesday, December 16 Spotlight at Let Them Read Books
Thursday, December 18 Guest Post at Paranormal Book Club
Friday, December 19 Review at Paranormal Opinion

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My Review:

Format: Kindle earc
Publishers: Indie
Published: 15th December 2014
Pages: n/a
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance, 
Main Characters: Saige, Jensen 
Date Read: 4th December - 15th December 2014
Rating Given:
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Synopsis:
The one whose emotions I can’t feel is the one who makes me feel the most.
I was a sensitive, at least that’s what I was told by the boy who saved me from the overwhelming emotions that consumed my soul, the boy who saved me from myself when my gift became stronger. Through the years, he was my redemption, my reason to take my next breath…then, he was gone.
Jensen always told me I was strong, but I didn’t believe him until I was forced to be strong on my own, and I kept breathing without him. I’ve taken 42 million breaths since the moment he sent me away. Now, four years later, he’s standing in front of me, and I can barely breathe.
This isn’t just a story about the abilities I possess; it’s a story about something much stronger…the love of the man who possesses every part of me.
***Disclaimer – Feel is intended for readers 18+ due to strong language, mature scenes, and some violence.

I was awhile back if I wanted to review this book and once I read the synopsis I thought that it sounded like something I would very much enjoy  and I'm pleased to say I wasn't wrong...

I'm in two minds about this cover as I do like that I could imagine the location as it is in keeping with the story but the rest of the cover not so much, the girl looks like a girl where as she is meant to be older.

When I first started this book I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it as it was dragging a bit but once I got a little further into the book the more I started to enjoy it and in the end I loved it. I think what made me feel like it was dragging was because it was hard to understand what was going on. The moment that I started to enjoy this book had to be when Jensen came into the picture. I loved that we got to see what was happening from both Saige and Jensen's point of view as I was able to get a better understanding on what each of them was feeling rather than what they wanted each other to think. The relationship between Saige and Jensen was so beautiful to watch them grow stronger and stronger. Their chemistry was always there even when one didn't want there to be any. I loved the whole idea of being able to read peoples emotions although after seeing what she had to go through I think I will have to give that one a miss. I haven't read many books with this kind of paranormal aspect so it was rather refreshing to read as I was starting to get bored f paranormal books. What was so good about this book (apart from the romance) was the action I was always kept on the edge of my seat. The ending was so beautiful and I am a little sad that this book (that I know of) is only a stand alone book.

For the most part the characters in this book where great even if there was a few exceptions. Saige started off this weak person and I thought she was going to be annoying but then all of a sudden she seemed to grow a back bone. She ended up being this strong, fiery and funny person even when everything she has had to deal with she was still a fun character. Jensen I loved from the moment he came on the scene as he was amazing it would be very hard for anyone not to fall in love with Jensen with his personality. I also enjoyed finding out more about Andy I especially loved the banter between him and Saige it was funny to watch which was needed as otherwise it would've been too sad.

Overall this is my first book by Karen and I know that it won't be my last as this was a brilliant book of hers to start with.

14 December 2014

Showcase Sunday #107

Showcase Sunday is a weekly Meme that I am taking part of. This weekly meme is hosted by Vicky over at Book, Biscuits and Tea.
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Paperback for Review
 
Both of these came unexpectedly. I was so excited to receive Breaking the Rules through the post and I can't wait to read it. Thanks Mira Ink and Macmillan.

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10 December 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark

"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...

The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark
Expected Publication: 6th January 2015

Synopsis:
In this intensely romantic novel from Swoon Reads, Maddy falls in love with her skating partner—who is also the boy next door.
Maddy Spier has been in love with the boy next door forever. As his figure skating partner she spends time in his arms every day. But she’s also seen his arms around other girls—lots of other girls. 
Gabe can't imagine skating with anyone but Maddy, and together they have a real chance at winning some serious gold medals. So, he’s determined to keep thinking of her like a sister. After all, he’s never had a romantic relationship that lasted for more than two weeks.
But when their coach assigns a new romantic skating program, everything changes. Will this be the big break that Maddy’s been hoping for or the big breakup that Gabe has always feared?

I found this book whilst I was browsing 2015 books and this one stood out to me. At the minute I am loving sport related romance books so hopefully this one will be just as good as others that I have read.


What are you waiting on?

7 December 2014

Showcase Sunday #106

Showcase Sunday is a weekly Meme that I am taking part of. This weekly meme is hosted by Vicky over at Book, Biscuits and Tea.
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Kindle Book Bought
I had all intentions of not buying any kindle books this week but when I realised that this one was out I couldn't stop myself.

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3 December 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

"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...

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
Expected Publication: 5th May 2015

Synopsis:
When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she'd been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend— two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.
The problem is that days after prom, it's not the real Bradley she's thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn't even know. But tracking him down doesn't mean they're done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend's graduation party — three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.
Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.

I have a few of Kasie West books on my kindle but I still need to read them. This book sounds as good as her other books sound so this will be another one to go on my kindle tbr pile.



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1 December 2014

Book of the Month, #38

I had a bit better reading month in November, here's what I did read:


  • By the Light of the Moon (Lakeside, #1) by Laila Blake - 3/5
  • A Taste of Winter (Lakeside, #2) by Laila Blake - 3.5/5
  • Losing Lila (Lila, #2) by Sarah Alderson - 5/5
  • First Position (Dirty Dancing, #1) by Melody Grace - 3/5
  • An Unlikely Match (Match, #1) by Barbara Dunlop - 3/5
  • Illuminated by Erica Orloff - 4/5
  • Break It Up (Someone Else's Fairytale, #3) by E.M. Tippetts - 4/5
  • Reread - A Safe Space (Someone Else's Fairytale, #4) - 4/5

And the book of the month is...

My only five star book this month but what a five star book it was! I adored everything about this book and the only thing I can find wrong with it was that I wanted even more!
For my full review click here.