Serious Moonlight

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Published: April 16th, 2019

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Summary: After an awkward first encounter, Birdie and Daniel are forced to work together in a Seattle hotel where a famous author leads a mysterious and secluded life in this romantic contemporary novel from the author of Alex, Approximately.

Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. Raised in isolation and homeschooled by strict grandparents, she’s cultivated a whimsical fantasy life in which she plays the heroic detective and every stranger is a suspect. But her solitary world expands when she takes a job the summer before college, working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel.

In her new job, Birdie hopes to blossom from introverted dreamer to brave pioneer, and gregarious Daniel Aoki volunteers to be her guide. The hotel’s charismatic young van driver shares the same nocturnal shift and patronizes the waterfront Moonlight Diner where she waits for the early morning ferry after work. Daniel also shares her appetite for intrigue, and he’s stumbled upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer—never before seen in public—might be secretly meeting someone at the hotel.

To uncover the writer’s puzzling identity, Birdie must come out of her shell…discovering that most confounding mystery of all may be her growing feelings for the elusive riddle that is Daniel.

This is probably one of my favorite books I’ve read this year so far! It’s so good! I loved it! I loved the characters of Birdie and Daniel! I liked how while reading this they felt so real! They were also super unique contemporary characters! They were interesting and I loved reading about them! I related to Birdie being a mystery fan because I love mystery novels and the fact that the novel had random case files was super cool and added a fun feel to this novel.

It was fun being taken on this journey where they try to solve a mystery! I thought it made the novel so much fun and it really kept you guessing and kept you hooked trying to figure out where their journey took them throughout the novel. I liked also watching them get to know each other and really become friends and something more. It was cute seeing them open up to each other, and meet each other’s families. Daniel’s relationship with his family was super sweet. And Birdie’s relationship with her grandpa and her Aunt was cute to read about as well. I liked seeing them together. Her aunt was an out there character and seeing them have their ups and down was super relatable and interesting to see how they handled and fixed that.

I honestly just loved this story and I loved the characters and I enjoyed the romance and just the overall feel of the novel. The characters felt so real to me, and I thought that Jenn did a really great job writing a fun novel and an awesome romance. The romance didn’t feel weird, it felt real, and was so sweet. I was rooting for Birdie and Daniel so much. I wanted their romance to succeed.

Highly recommend checking this novel out! I really loved it so much! I cannot wait to read her other novels! I have one already which I am hoping to dive into soon! Her writing is so amazing I loved it!

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Falling for the Cowboy

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Falling for the Cowboy by Kennedy Fox

Published: January 31st, 2019

Rating: 3-stars

Summary: Never trust a man who wears nothing more than a cowboy hat and ripped jeans who asks if you’d like to save a horse and ride a… well, you get the picture.

That should’ve been enough for me to walk away.

I’ve been warned on several occasions about southern men — with their sexy accents, charming manners, and the ability to easily get any woman in bed — which is something I’ll be avoiding.

Being a professional photographer has many perks — traveling around the world, calling all the shots, and working with subject matter that isn’t bad to look at — but Colton Langston with his washboard abs and baby blue eyes, could care less about my current project. He’s trouble, I know it, and he’s determined to make me work for every single photo. When I’m forced into riding lessons, I get way more than I ever bargained for, and by the time my trip is over, I’m in too deep.

Being with him was thrilling, but falling for him was unpredictable.

And ignoring him will be impossible.

So I read Taming Him which is the first book in The Bishop Brothers series by these authors, and I loved it and picking up this book in the stand-alone series by the same authors, I thought I would absolutely love it.

And yeah I was kind of disappointed.

I liked the characters, and I enjoyed their romance and the direction it went and everything. But I just think the writing wasn’t the best it could have been honestly. The writing was cheesy at times, it didn’t feel mature in other points. I just didn’t like the writing for this novel, and while I devoured the book, I mainly devoured it for the characters and honestly wanting to know what happens to them in the end seeing their romance play out. I think again the writing was just off for me and I didn’t really feel like it sold it for me.

But overall the storyline was interesting and I wanted to see more of the characters, but mainly they kept me coming back to see things through. I did like how the conflict wasn’t really full of drama, just them trying to do what they thought was best for themselves and each other. I liked that the climax in this book wasn’t something full of drama and more about them following what they love. I mean overall the book was okay, but honestly not something I’ll ever read over.

I do think the Bishop Brothers series is much better than this series honestly, but I do enjoy the characters in this one!

I liked that Presley was a bookstagramer because it made me relate to her a lot! I liked that she was involved in the book community. That was a funny aspect of this novel, but I liked that she was able to get Colton involved in her work! That was super sweet and cute! But overall I just think this novel wasn’t as great as I had hoped it would be, and I think I might just finish the Bishop Brothers series instead, because honestly that was way more interesting.

I might see the other books in this stand-alone series and see if I feel that way about them all, or if it was just this one. But yeah I just wasn’t sold on this book and it was just average for me. I highly recommend you check out the Taming Him series because that series so far is so good! I loved it and I will for sure be finishing it! 

Have you read their books? If you have what did you think of them??

 

Beautiful Secret

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Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren

Publisher: Galley Books

Published: April 14th, 2015

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: When Ruby Miller’s boss announces he’s sending her on an extended business trip to New York City, she’s shocked. As one of the best and brightest young engineers in London, she knows she’s professionally up to the task. The part that’s throwing her is where she’ll be spending a month up close and personal working alongside and staying in a hotel with Niall Stella, her firm’s top urban planning executive and The Hottest Man Alive. Despite her ongoing crush, Ruby is certain Niall barely knows she’s alive until their flirty overnight flight makes him sit up and take notice.

Not one for letting loose and breaking rules, recently divorced Niall would describe himself as hopeless when it comes to women. But even he knows outgoing California-girl Ruby is a breath of fresh air. Once she makes it her mission to help the sexy Brit loosen his tie, there’s no turning back. Thousands of miles from London, it’s easy for the lovers to play pretend. But when the trip is over, will the relationship they’ve built up fall down?

As I mentioned before, reading Christina Lauren is always so much fun and entertaining! I laugh out loud the whole time I’m reading! The writing is so witty and unique, with great sass, and when reading I always want more! I’m never ready to end the story.

This one is just like the others, I wanted more and I was sad when this book ended! Christina Lauren really set the bar high for new adult romances. When I read New Adult I honestly tend to compare them to the Christina Lauren novels I read. These authors are just amazing and create stories and characters I can’t help but fall in love with and I really think they’re some of the best new adult authors out there.

Ruby and Niall were so cute! I love their story and their romance! It was super cute and they had such great chemistry! They had a respect for each other and what they brought to the table business wise. Ruby was so quick witted, smart, and it was great seeing her tackle new challenges with gusto. Plus she’s a up and coming engineer! I love that! Ruby’s super smart! I love that about her as well! Plus she’s so straight forward in personality and I adored that about her, and she was kind of strange with her humor and such, like she did her homework on Niall! Ha! She’s funny and that was a hilarious that she did that!!

And then there is Niall with his overthinking!

I’m weak when it comes too amazing Brit’s in romance novels! Niall is no exception! It was also . It’s interesting to see how different he was from Max! Max was a playboy to the letter, but it was interesting to see that Niall had only been with his ex-wife! And it shows! He doesn’t have much game when he deals with Ruby, and that leads to a lot of interesting dialogue between them, as he falls in love with her while trying not to mess it all up with his thinking. I loved their romance, it felt so slowly built, but their chemistry was instant! And let me tell you that this novel felt way more angsty than the other novels! And then Niall makes a big mistake, which I won’t talk about, but in my opinion he shouldn’t have answered the call when it happened. When you get there you’ll see what I am talking about. I mean I totally understand why he did and why he went, but I think it was still think that wasn’t something he should have done. But I think it lead to them both being able to work things out mentally even though it seemed that Niall suffered during this time, but it put them on the same level in the relationship.

But overall I loved this novel! Ruby was super smart, a great character; and Niall wasn’t the typical new adult male character, he didn’t take what he wanted, Alpha male character. He was his own unique character and I loved that about him! He was a sensitive guy and Stella or anyone else in his life gave him crap for it! Was so great! Highly highly recommend you read their novels! But I would suggest reading these novels in order! Makes much more sense and they spoil things from the previous books! But if you’re looking for awesome new adult novels check out Christina Lauren!

Have you read these books before? If you have, what’s your favorite couple? Mine is tied with Ruby and Niall, and Bennett and Chloe! 

Wicked Sexy Liar

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Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren

Publisher: Gallery Books

Published: February 2nd, 2016

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: London Hughes is very content to surf daily, tend bar, hang out with her group of friends, and slowly orient herself in the years after college. Everything’s going great and according to the non-plan.

But when a wave knocks her for a loop one morning, then Luke Sutter’s flirtatious smile knocks her for another that evening, she veers slightly off course…and into his path. Sure, he’s a total player, but the Why not—it’s only one night is a persistent voice in her ear.

For his part, Luke’s been on hookup autopilot for so long that he rarely ever pauses to consider what he’s doing. But after an amazing time with London, he realizes that he hasn’t been moving on from a devastating heartbreak so much as he’s been drifting to wherever—and whomever—the current takes him. With London he wants more.

Every relationship involves two people…plus their pasts. And as much as she enjoys her fling with Luke, when London learns about his past—more specifically, who’s in it—everything becomes the brand of complicated she strives to avoid. It’s up to Luke then to change some things in order to try and ensure he’s not something she’ll outright avoid as well.

So I’ve had a bit of a break reading Christina Lauren I guess. Like I read a bunch of their novels, took a two year break for some reason, read Love, and Other Words, and then waited like 3 months to read more from them.

And I forgot how much their romance novels can be so funny and cute!! I love them and I love the characters! I had so much fun reading this novel and I was so sad it was over when it was! I always want more form their novels! I always do! I legit would laugh out loud at some moments! I couldn’t help it!

They have such a witty way of writing! It’s just really different, without making it boring or simple! I love it so much! I really do! I enjoy their characters and they make them so unique and interesting! They’re all well rounded people!

London was fun! I like that she was a surfer! She was different! And it was great seeing how she was so in love with surfing and how much it really helped her settle down and everything. It was so infused with her! I just thought that London was so fun! She had a lot of good things to say. And I appreciated that she took the steps to mention to Mia that she was interested in seeing her ex-boyfriend.

Luke was another playboy, but I liked him more than I liked other playboys in other novels I’ve read! He’s super sweet, adorable, and I liked his relationship with his family! He and his sister were super close and I liked seeing their dynamic. They were there for each other, and his sister gave him a lot of good advice, and I thought it was sweet that he felt comfortable enough to go to her for advice. And she knew him well enough to give him advice and give him good advice! I loved that about them both.

I just think that overall the characters were really interesting, their chemistry was amazing, their relationship was super cute and something I enjoyed seeing it develop! I really loved this novel and I can’t wait to continue reading their books! I have a few more before I catch up so I’m really excited to read them!

Highly highly recommend their novels if you’re looking for fun romance novels with character plots and great chemistry between characters! You’ll really love Christina Lauren’s novels!

Have you read any of their novels? I highly recommend Love and Other Words as well! Check them out!

 

A Curse So Dark and Lonely

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A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Published: January 29th, 2019

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.

So I really enjoyed it! It didn’t blow me away but it’s a very solid 4 star read! I loved the characters and I enjoyed the world! This book was a really great retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story! It had a modern twist which was fun, the way the worlds combined was interesting as well and I thought the book was very well executed!

I can’t speak for the cerebral palsy aspect, I thought it was great seeing that Harper struggled with her condition, but also showed strength and perseverance and was still able to kick butt. She was a very tough character, and I liked her throughout the novel! I was never annoyed with her, her actions were very believable, and she was just a really well rounded character. She was compassionate, she cared about her family, and she wasn’t afraid to fight. I can’t wait to read more about her in book 2!

I also like Rhen and his character traits! He wasn’t pushy, he kind of left her alone and I felt like he and Harper fell in love naturally and it wasn’t rushed or forced. They developed feelings for each other, held back, and it was nice seeing them talk and get to know each other better. Rhen also felt really unique because he was smart, tough, and tortured. I liked how he was so self sacrificing and would do what he could to protect everyone against what he was.

And then there was Grey! I loved Grey! He was a really good character. He was super wise, and I liked how he was with both Harper and Rhen. I know Rhen and Grey had a bit of a stiff relationship because Grey never lost the soldier part of himself, but I thought that they both respected each other and appreciated each other in what they both brought to the table in their relationship.

I think just overall the plot of this book went so well, and the action was so interesting I was invested in the fight they were working on! I liked the villain! She was really great and cunning and I liked seeing how her mind worked! Her magic was interesting too! I wish we got to see more of it. We saw a good deal of it but I feel like I wanted to see more of her and her power!

But overall this novel was fun and I enjoyed it a lot! I cannot wait for the second book! This one was interesting, full of action, and really kept you wanting to know more! I thoroughly enjoyed this! Highly recommend you check this one out; it was a great retelling!

 

Boyfriend for Hire

 

 

I’m the guy you call when you need to impress your overbearing family, your boss, or your ex. Yeah, I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved.

I’m the guy who’ll make you feel beautiful, desired, and worshipped . . . all for a steep price. I’m hired to make you shine, and I always deliver.

I’ll be whatever you want me to be for one night—except my true self. This is just a job, a role I play to earn a paycheck.

But I’m not the guy who falls for a client. Not once in six years.

And then I meet Elle. Her friend has hired me to escort her to a wedding, but Elle doesn’t know we’re just pretending.

There’s a fire between us I never expected. A connection I haven’t felt in so long. One kiss, and I’m losing all control.

But what will happen when she finds out who I really am?

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War Storm

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War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

Published: may 15th, 2018

Publisher: HarperTeen

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: Victory comes at a price.

Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.

But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything—and everyone—in his path.

War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?

In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power… for all will be tested, but not all will survive.

So I loved the series and I thought they were really good audiobooks. So obviously I read this las tone in an audiobook and it was fantastic! I liked the narrators, and I thought they added depth to these characters.

Mare will always be my favorite character because she has so many faults and knows it and does her best to help others and save her world. I loved her love for her family and her best friend Kilorn. She never ever abandoned him , did her best to keep him safe, and they were so close throughout the series. They might not have had anything romantically, but they remained friends and always stuck by each other. I appreciated him, because when Mare mentioned she didn’t care for him as a lover, he didn’t pressure her about it. He left her alone to do his own thing, but he never forced her to change her mind or try to guilt her into it. In a way he respected her choice and I loved that about him.

And Mare’s love for her parents was a favorite as well. They were so present in her life, and were there for her so much and were involved in everything as well! They love her so much and I enjoyed seeing them. And Mare with her sister and brothers were sweet too!

I was hooked trying to see where Mare and Cal would go, especially after what happened at the end of the third book. Seeing them struggle to control their feelings was interesting, and it as even more interesting seeing Evangeline do her best to get them back together, That was unexpected. I do wish we had more conclusive ending with them. I mean I understood where Mare was coming from, but the way it was present left me feeling it wasn’t really resolved. Seeing Cal grow as a character was impressive. I felt bad for him mainly because, in order to follow his grandmother’s wishes, he has to be king. And he can’t make his own choices about a lot of things, especially on who he loves and marries. He sacrificed a lot for her and it was depressing to see that he was suffering for it. I think what made me sad with Cal was the aftermath of a certain character’s death. He was pretty broken up about it and it was heartbreaking seeing g him struggle and mourn that loss that he tried so hard to fix in the end. And again I was a bit upset that his ending with Mare wasn’t really solid because I wanted to see a more final ending for them both.

I’ve mentioned Evangeline before in this review already but I want to bring her up again and say her character was really a big surprise for me. But I think that made me like her in the end. And her love story was great as well! But like Cal was suffering, you knew Evangeline was suffering as well with what happened at the end of book 4, and how she deals with those repercussions.

But I hate her mother and father so badly, her brother was hit or miss but ultimately I appreciated her love and protectiveness for her brother. But her mother and father were horrible people, I hated them so much! And reading more about them in War Storm made me hate them even more!

Also Iris was vicious. I didn’t think her character had much depth to her at first, but reading more about her in this novel allowed me to get a better idea of her. She was cunning and her mother and sister were just as bad. Victoria Aveyard makes really unique characters and worlds. I’m really bummed that this series is over but I enjoyed the amazing ride I was brought on and I cannot wait to see what Victoria brings to the table in the future!

Have you read this series or this book? What did you think??

The Bourbon Kings Trilogy

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The Bourbon Kings, The Angel’s Share, The Devil’s Cut by J. R. Ward

Published: July 28th, 2015 (The Bourbon Kings)

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1 (for all 3)

Summary for The Bourbon Kings: For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege—as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet.

For Lizzie King, Easterly’s head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing that she intended or wanted—and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane’s beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets.

As family tensions—professional and intimately private—ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive. 

So I’ve never read a book by J R Ward, and reading this trilogy definitely fixed that for me. As as hoped me what I was missing by not reading her work before. I was absolute trash for this trilogy and I finished it in the son of a few weeks.

Lane and Lizzy were my OTP from page 1. I loved seeing their romance blossom in the course of three books. It was also amazing seeing what a really good relationship was like compared to all the others that were developing in the story. They had their ups and downs in the book one and three, but they always stuck by each other in their good times and bad. You could really see that Lane appreciated her comfort and strength in moments where he really needed it. He was expected to be strong as the face of the family after everything went down as well as with what was happening with Miss Aurora, but he wasn’t afraid to take comfort in his love with Lizzy. I always wanted more from them because they were my favorite couple, their POV’s were my favorite, and I just wanted the best for them and their ending. BTW, their storyline in the end was the sweetest it could have been, and I’m sad the series ended where it did because I wanted to read more about them and their future because things were just getting started!

Edward was another interesting character as well. It was sad seeing him the way he was after the incident in South America, and how mentally and physically deteriorated he was throughout the time of this novel. Seeing Sutton and how she really cared about him was a nice change to his timeline as well because I was so sad that nothing seemed to be going his way so it was nice seeing this relationship with Sutton develop as the novels went on. I love them together, she’s honestly perfect for him. But seeing Edward with his work Shelby really made me laugh. She definitely got him out of his funk before things went down. She took no shit from him and really took care of him with everything and it was such a positive part in his story. I adore Shelby and her tough love.

I don’t really know what to feel about max because he honestly wasn’t around much. I mean he was the typical bad boy with his tattoos and the motorcycle. His story wasn’t really touched upon but I liked the mystery surrounding him. I mean there were flashbacks showing what a troublemaker he is but yeah I kind of wish we got more with him, but at the same time I liked the other characters more than him in a way so I wasn’t too put off about that.

Now onto Gin, oh my gosh she was a hot mess but I think that’s what I liked about her. She had the best change out of anyone in the story. You read about her in book 1, and you almost don’t recognize her at the end of book 3. She really opened her heart and mind and was willing to do what she could for her child. She gave up so much in the end for her and it really was so nice and sweet. She even pulled a stunt on her husband all for the sake of her kid. And Gin and Samuel T were just crazy…like woah! But at the same time they were so good for each other, even if it didn’t look like it…but he was the only one who could take her crap. I’m happy they got the ending they deserved.

I think my favorite character outside the couples was Miss Aurora! She was smart, sweet, strong, and so full of love for Lane and the others. I adored reading about her from Lane’s POV because he just adored her so much. And I liked seeing her treat him with so much love. You could see the positive impact she had on the characters through the way they spoke of her and thought of her. I think just overall this book was filled with an amazing cast of characters, and really addicting storyline, and just really intense love stories.

I cannot wait to check out J R Ward’s other novels, which after reading this series I will be doing sooner rather than later! Highly recommend this series! It was so good!! I didn’t want to put it down!

Plus the narrator for the audiobooks was really good! I liked him! He did a good job!

Have you read this series yet? What were your thoughts?

The Wicked King

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The Wicked King by Holly Black

Published: January 8th, 2019

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: Jude has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were biddable. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her, even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a faerie world.

So I am really enjoying this series a lot! Honestly! I feel like the whole dark atmosphere is really doing it for me! I have a love/hate relationship with the characters which I think is why I enjoy them so much. The characters are horrible people/creatures but that is what makes them so unique and investing.

And I love seeing the progress of things between Cardan and June, and how things come to play towards the middle and the end. Like its a crazy ride I tell you! I hated (and loved) where the book ended mainly because I was getting so into it and I was sitting on the edge of my seat and now have to wait a full year for the next one! But Holly Black is a master storyteller and she just gets you so hooked that when the book ends you’re not ready!

I don’t want to say much about the storyline or the characters because if this is the second book, but wow I just think Holly once again created a world of unique characters. They have so much depth to them and they are really not what they seem at first. They really do keep you on your toes! There are layer upon layers to them and I feel like there is so much I don’t know about them that has yet to be revealed.

Also let me just say that that ending was insane! I was not expecting that at all and it just blew me away! Like it was really unexpected!

I was shook!

The next book feels so far away! I can’t even deal with it! Honestly if you’re looking for a series about dark fae and magic, read this series! Even if you’re not, just read it! I promise you won’t regret it! Its amazing! The audiobook of the Cruel Prince is fantastic as well so if you feel the need to read it that way, check them out! The narrator is really good! Highly recommend them both!

Have you read this series?? What were your thoughts??

Falling For the Cowboy

 

 

Never trust a man who wears nothing more than a cowboy hat and ripped jeans who asks if you’d like to save a horse and ride a . . . well, you get the picture.

That should’ve been enough for me to walk away.

I’ve been warned on several occasions about southern men—with their sexy accents, charming manners, and the ability to easily get any woman in bed—which is something I’ll be avoiding.

Being a professional photographer has many perks—traveling around the world, calling all the shots, and working with subject matter that isn’t bad to look at—but Colton Langston with his washboard abs and baby blue eyes, could care less about my current project. He’s trouble, I know it, and he’s determined to make me work for every single photo. When I’m forced into riding lessons, I get way more than I ever bargained for, and by the time my trip is over, I’m in too deep.

Being with him was thrilling, but falling for him was unpredictable.
And ignoring him will be impossible.

 

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REVIEW: 3/5 Stars

          So I read Taming Him which is the first book in The Bishop Brothers series by these authors, and I loved it and picking up this book in the stand-alone series by the same authors, I thought I would absolutely love it. And yeah I was kind of disappointed. I liked the characters, and I enjoyed their romance and the direction it went and everything. But I just think the writing wasn’t the best it could have been honestly. The writing was cheesy at times, it didn’t feel mature in other points. I just didn’t like the writing for this novel, and while I devoured the book, I mainly devoured it for the characters and honestly wanting to know what happens to them in the end seeing their romance play out. I think again the writing was just off for me and I didn’t really feel like it sold it for me. But overall the storyline was interesting and I wanted to see more of the characters, but mainly they kept me coming back to see things through. I did like how the conflict wasn’t really full of drama, just them trying to do what they thought was best for themselves and each other.

            I liked that the climax in this book wasn’t something full of drama and more about them following what they love. I mean overall the book was okay, but honestly not something I’ll ever read over. I do think the Bishop Brothers series is much better than this series honestly, but I do enjoy the characters in this one! I liked that Presley was a bookstagramer because it made me relate to her a lot! I liked that she was involved in the book community. That was a funny aspect of this novel, but I liked that she was able to get Colton involved in her work! That was super sweet and cute! But overall I just think this novel wasn’t as great as I had hoped it would be, and I think I might just finish the Bishop Brothers series instead, because honestly that was way more interesting. I might see the other books in this stand-alone series and see if I feel that way about them all, or if it was just this one.
I just think that overall this book had great characters, had a great romance, and such a really good storyline; but in the end the writing just wasn’t there for me sadly.

 

 

 

 

Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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