Posts Tagged: contemporary

[Arc Review] The Quick and the Undead by Kimberly Raye

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03 January
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I grabbed this one from Netgalley because I wanted something different, and fluffy. Something akin to potato chips or popcorn. I didn’t want to have to commit to anything too much. I just wanted it to be, and to fluff about being ridiculous. This book hit the mark in some aspects of that, and then fell flat in others. I was looking for vampire cowboys, and I got vampire cowboys, but the execution of said vampire cowboys was lacking. Honestly, the first chunk of the book was a lot of fun. We met the main characters, and learned plenty about… Read more »

[Review] As Long As You Love Me by Ann Aguirre

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04 December
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This book is a standalone story but it is part of series about three roommates. While I liked I Want it That Way, I liked this book better because there was just something about the characters that I could really relate to. The main character Lauren has major social anxiety. It has become such an issue that she has to quit school and go back home before her anxiety turns into a major drinking problem. I can relate so well to social anxiety because I have some of the same issues. While mine probably aren’t as debilitating as Lauren’s it… Read more »

[ARC Review] Hard to Come By by Laura Kaye

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27 November
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I know I have said this before but I have become a big fan of the Hard Ink series. I like that each book focuses on one guy in the team but is just a piece in the overall story line of the series. In Hard to Come By the focus is Marz. I have liked Marz since the first book because he is easy going guy that will lay down his life to protect the ones he loves. I also like Marz because I don’t know while he can get emotional there is nothing emo about him. Plus, I… Read more »

[Short Story Reveiw] Hard to Hold on To by Laura Kaye

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23 November
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I liked this short story in the Hard Ink Series. It was sweet and it was it also like a nice reprieve in the overall story line. The series is about five men who are ex-military Special Forces. In the first book the daughter of commander who betrayed them and cost them their careers shows up asking for help. The five guys plus some extra friends band back together to find help the daughter while clearing their name. The story line is kind of like A-Team meets a romance novel. This short is all about Easy. He starts having feelings… Read more »

[ARC Review] The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

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21 September
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I grew up on sappy romantic movies and novels. For me, these stories about hope, love, and happy endings are my bread and butter. You could say I am a fool for love. The Fine Art of Pretending does not disappoint for it is a story I loved and it made my sappy romantic heart swoon with joy. It was a story that sucked me in and didn’t let go. I thought I would just start by reading one chapter and before I knew it, in a matter of hours, I had the entire book read. The Fine Art of… Read more »

[Review] Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

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17 August
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My first reaction after finishing this book is that I love it, no I adore it. This book is so amazing it makes me want to do a happy dance. I don’t think I ever told anyone but the very first Kindle book I ever purchased and read was Anna and the French Kiss. I really liked that book and then I read Lola and the Boy Next Door. I fell in love with Stephanie Perkins’ writing and this world even more. Now I have finished this series and I didn’t think it was possible to fall even more in… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] The Merciless by Danielle Vega

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20 July
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Have you ever finished reading and/or listening to a book and thought what the heck did I just read? After finishing The Merciless, the one thought that kept running through my head was, WTF.  The most disturbing thought of all was I kind of liked it, and I want to read the read and/or listen to the next book.     The Merciless is a YA horror novel. In the description on audible it even says for, “Mature Audiences Only.” I knew parts of this book might get vicious and downright disturbing. I guess I just didn’t know how much… Read more »

[ARC Review] Magnolia by Kristi Cook

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06 July
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Let me say first off there is just something about a boy from the south.  I don’t mean rednecks, I have nothing against rednecks.  I mean a well-mannered boy from the south that calls his mama, says yes ma’am, and most of all has one of those lilting southern accents.  Ladies, let me tell you that Ryder from Magnolia has all those qualities and more.  When I read Magnolia I spent the whole time wishing I had met a boy like that when I was seventeen. Magnolia is a story of two teens whose parents want them to be together. … Read more »

[Review+Giveaway] Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

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01 June
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Today I continue my foray into contemporary romance with Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae.  This book is YA contemporary that is cute, sweet, heart-breaking at times, and oh so romantic.  This review will be short and sweet for a book that is the same.  Wish You Were Italian is about a young woman who is kind of forced to go to Italy, the summer before her senior year, to attend a program in art history.  The only problem, Pippa is not that into art history. She is ready for this summer to be the worst summer of her… Read more »

[ARC Review] Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

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11 March
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It’s official, after finishing Better Off Friends I am now an Elizabeth Eulberg fangirl. I want to shout from the rooftops and gush to anybody that comes near me how good this book is. The best way to describe Better Off Friends is that it is like a teen version of When Harry Met Sally. The book starts when the main characters are just kids in middle school. Macallan’s mom has recently passed away and Levi is the new kid in school and both of them are in need of someone to lean on. The book follows them through middle… Read more »