20 January 2019

Coming Soon - Free

Free - Chaos #6
by Kristen Ashley

What they say: Through good times, bad times and times of war, Cole “Rush” Allen grew up in the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Along this journey, he watched his father, Tack, and his MC brothers fight, sweat, bleed and die to steer the Club to legitimacy.

And they’ve got one more battle on their hands.

A battle they have to win.

But when Rush meets the woman who put herself right in the thick of it, he knows he has to stop at nothing to get her out.

Rebel Stapleton has lost someone she loves to murder and she’s the kind of woman who’s going to do something about it. She puts her career on the line, and her life, to bring the man who did it to justice.

That is, she does this until Rush Allen intervenes.

Chaos is at war and they’re about to face the ultimate showdown. They’ll have to negotiate skeletons from the past, enemies becoming allies, and loved ones in the line of fire on their ride to be…


19 January 2019

Am Reading - Slayer

Slayer #1
by Kiersten White

What they say: Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.


18 January 2019

Review - River Wild

River Wild
by Samantha Towle

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What they say: A new town. A new identity. Pregnant and alone. 
And far away from a past that can never find me. 

River Wild.
Moody. Sullen. Asshole.
And my new neighbor.

I have no interest in befriending River. And he definitely doesn’t want to be befriended by me.

Then, he helps me rescue an abandoned dog. And, that day, I see something in his eyes that reflects back in my own. Sadness. Pain. Loneliness.

I know all of those things well.

An unwanted and unexpected friendship that somehow works. Then, without warning, it turns into something more.

River and I both have our secrets, and that’s okay. Because I understand him. And he understands me.

For the first time in my life, I have something I never thought I would have—happiness.

But happiness isn’t forever. Not for people like me.

Especially not when my past is waiting just around the corner, ready to come and take it all away.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: **Trigger warning** River Wild features violence and abuse.

River Wild is a survival or survivor story. It's about finding a sense of belonging after all hope is lost, but mostly it's about love in its many forms.

The narrative covers some serious and painful topics that are handled with sensitivity and grace. Samantha Towle always creates good male and female leads and I love her hot romances, but what I particularly liked here was the friendship and real camaraderie which develops between Carrie and River.

Carrie has escaped the horrors of her past and is trying to rebuild her life in a new town. She's spent years being downtrodden and abused, but it's not just her life in danger anymore as she's pregnant and had to make a change. I loved how Carrie wasn't a victim, she doesn't feel sorry for herself and is extremely positive. I also appreciated her loyalty and her spirit. It was important to see her stand up to River in his more sullen moments and rediscover herself.

Oh River! Survivor, warrior and sensitive artist. The glimpses of his traumatic past were difficult to read. At times I didn't know whether to cry or throw something, but I loved seeing his vulnerability coming out with Carrie and how caring he was with her.

Even though some of the book is difficult to read, it is always engaging. There are some charming and funny moments and I even found myself Googling fruit baby websites. I dread to think what targeted adverts I'll be getting next! 

I have so much love for Buddy and for Carries friends. I would have loved a slightly longer ending (sorry!) It was still a satisfying ending, I'm just greedy and wanted more of their story. 

4.5 Stars in my Sky!

Author Spotlight:

Samantha Towleis a New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journalbestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series, The Revved Series, The Wardrobe Series, The Gods Series, and standalones, TroubleWhen I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable, Under Her, and Sacking the Quarterback which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringerand The Alexandra Jones Series, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, and more of her favorite musicians.
A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.
Watch out for my review coming soon!


17 January 2019

Review - Just for Clicks

Releases 19th Feb 2019

Just For Clicks
by Kara McDowell

What they say: Mommy blogs are great... unless the blog happens to belong to your mom.

Twin sisters Claire & Poppy are accidental social media stars thanks to Mom going viral when they were babies. Now, as teens, they're expected to contribute by building their own brand. Attending a NY fashion week and receiving fan mail is a blast. Fending off internet trolls and would-be kidnappers? Not so much. Poppy embraces it. Claire hates it. Will anybody accept her as "just Claire"? And what should Claire do about Mom's old journals? The handwritten entries definitely don't sound like Mom's perfect blog persona. Worse, one of them divulges a secret that leaves Claire wondering what else in her life might be nothing but a sham...

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: Claire and Poppy live their lives in the spotlight. Imagine a fraternal, non-identical version of the Olsen twins, but set in a time of social media and fashion blogs , then throw in a famous mother and you're heading in the right direction.

Their mum is an online star who has blogged about them their entire lives. All aspects of their lives is open for criticism and unlimited embarrassment. Everything is done to garner more likes, clicks and endorsements. Poppy loves life in the spotlight, Claire not so much!

As Claire becomes less and less interested in building influence it causes rifts within the family. It took me a while to warm to Poppy because I felt she uses her sister and doesn't try to understand her unhappiness, but the change in their relationship is engaging and it was satisfying seeing them begin to act as twins. Oh the teenage angst!

The pacing was a little off at times, because some events seemed to happen at warp speed and others went on for ages, but I enjoyed seeing the story through Claire's eyes and believe the story is relevant and relatable today with all the online influencers out there and the big following particularly with teenagers and younger.

The romance!! Oh Rafael you cutie pie!! I loved the build up and friendship.

There are some big secrets and revelations throughout the course of the story but I would have appreciated a more developed ending. However, I found the story sweet and engaging.

4 Stars in my Sky!


16 January 2019

Whatcha Reading Wednesday - The Dog Who Saved the World

Middle-grade story. 

The Dog Who Saved the World
by  Ross Welford

What they say: The astounding new novel from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of Time Travelling with a Hamster, this is a story for everyone of ten and older who loves adventure, laughs and tears.
When eleven-year-old Georgie befriends an eccentric retired scientist, she becomes the test subject for a thrilling new experiment: a virtual-reality 3D version of the future.
But then a deadly disease threatens the life of every dog in the country and Georgie’s beloved dog, Mr Mash, gets sick. And that’s only the start of her troubles.
Soon, Georgie and Mr Mash must embark on a desperate quest: to save every dog on earth, and maybe even all of humanity …
… without actually leaving the room.
An extraordinary quest with the biggest stakes of all, and a huge idea at its heart, this is time travel – but not as you know it.


15 January 2019

Ten Kisses to Scandal - Review

Ten Kisses to Scandal
by Vivienne Lorret

What they say: The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule—never fall in love with the client. However, they never said anything about kissing a rake…

Briar Bourne’s matchmaking career could be summed up in two words—comic disaster. Unless she can learn about the irresistible forces that draw men and women together, her professional future looks rather bleak. But Briar has an intriguing plan—enlisting London’s most irredeemable rake to teach her everything he knows about attraction. Given his notorious reputation, it’s no surprise that Nicholas Blacklowe, the Earl of Edgemont, requests one thing in exchange for his tutelage. For every lesson, he wants a kiss in return. And what harm could there be in a simple kiss? After all, Briar would never fall for a scoundrel…

Nicholas has no romantic notions about love, and no intention of changing his ways. He’s only helping Briar so that she can find the perfect bride for his jilted cousin. Yet Briar is so clever, so curious, so candid—so blasted tempting—that soon, Nicholas can’t stop wondering what it might be like if he was irresistible to her.

Ten lessons. Ten kisses. And a million ways to fall hopelessly, scandalously in love.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: I seem to be on a historical romance binge at the moment, but I really liked Ten Kisses to Scandal. It has a real Emma vibe going on.

Briar is sweet and funny. I read the book during a particularly dark and rainy day but found myself laughing along at her antics and forgetting the cold.

I liked the agency matchmaker element and how seemingly bad Briar was at it. Briar is an interesting mix of respectable lady and feminist - she'd definitely work as a modern Rom-Com heroine.

Nicholas both intrigued and infuriated me. He has all the attributes a of classic historical romance hero but there were times I wanted to shake some sense into him!

I haven't read any of Vivienne Lorret's other books (unless unknowingly under a pen name) but will certainly look out for her stories in the future.

4 Stars in my Sky!

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