Review – The Bombshell Effect by Karla Sorensen

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The Bombshell Effect by Karla Sorensen
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Sports
Release Date: June 14, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Allie Sutton just got a new job.

Not one she wants, and definitely not one she’s prepared for. She hadn’t seen her dad in years, so the last thing she expects upon his sudden death is to inherit the thing he loved more than anything (or anyone) … the professional football team he owned for the last twenty years.

Luke Pierson does not want a new boss.

What he wants is to be a good father to his daughter, the best quarterback possible for his teammates. What he doesn’t need is a blonde bombshell ruining the team’s chances at another championship. Especially when that bombshell turns out to be his new neighbor. The neighbor he was a complete jerk to the first time they met.  

For the sake of the team, they treat each other like complete professionals. In public, at least. Behind closed doors, it’s a different story. And the fallout of giving in to that heat is something neither one of them can see coming.

Review

The Bombshell Effect by Karla Sorensen is a story filled with laughs, romance and just the perfect amount of angst to make any readers heart skip a beat…or two! This book was so freaking amazing and I could hardly put it down, which is why I DEVOURED it in only a few short hours. It’s hard to believe that this is only the third book I’ve read from this author because they just keep getting better and better! I can’t wait to one day go back and read ALL of her past releases because there is no doubt in my mind that they are going to be just as EXTRAORDINARY as this one!

Allie Sutton and Luke Pierson’s chemistry was off the charts and so freaking hot! I can’t even begin to explain how their emotions bled from the pages and I seriously couldn’t get enough of these two! Oh and did I mention that Luke is a single dad…let’s just say INSTANT-LOVE on my end for that little fact alone. I mean I can’t be the only one who loves a good single dad romance. There is just something about a man raising his young daughter on his own that makes my heart go pitter-patter! I absolutely loved how sweet, caring, and gentle he is with his little girl. SO ADORABLE! Your hearts are just going to melt instantly!

AURORA

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About Karla Sorensen

Well, let’s see … I’m a wife and a mother. If the things that I write bring a smile to someone’s face, then I’ve done my job.  I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I’ll love you forever.

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Review – A Wish For Us by Tillie Cole

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A Wish For Us by Tillie Cole
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Release Date: June 11, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

Synopsis

From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us. A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all.

Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart.

Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within.

When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat.

Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back.

Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip.

But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose.

A symphony of hope.
A symphony of love.
A symphony of them.

Review

It’s been days since I’ve finished this incredible story and I am still at a loss for words over Tillie Cole’s addictively captivating and beautifully unique writing style! This is not the first time I have read one of her books, but this is perhaps my most favorite yet and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next because she keeps surprising me each and every single time!

A Wish for Us will take readers on an emotional rollercoaster and trust me when I say that you want to make sure to carve out a day to experience the journey this story will take you on. Oh and also make sure to have a box or two of Kleenex handy because you are definitely going to need them! I can’t even begin to tell you the number of times I bawled my eyes out throughout this emotionally raw and heartbreaking story! Honestly I think it’s been a while since I’ve read a book that made me bawl my eyes out and let me just say that the ending made all those tears worth it…although my heart still aches when I think about this one.

Cromwell and Bonnie have got to be hands down two of my all-time favorite characters and I am so FREAKING excited to tell you all how hard I loved them! They were certainly an unconventional couple from the start and I had no clue how many twists and turns their story was going to hold when I first went in, but oh my goodness there were so many unexpected moments!

Readers be prepared for the abundance of emotions you will all experience when you pick up your copy of A Wish for Us by Tillie Cole today!

AURORA

About Tillie Cole

Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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Review – Envy by Dylan Allen

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Envy by Dylan Allen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

If envy is a sin, then let me be damned.

Graham was born to be a star.

Once upon a time, that star shone only for me.

Now, I have to share him with the rest of the world.

For a while, I thought I could do it.  Because, beneath the hypnotic smile, gorgeous body and God-given charm that made him famous, I still caught glimpses of my best friend.

Of the boy who called me sunshine and loved me.

I wore that love like a crown . . . until he placed it on another’s head.

Losing him was agony, distance felt like the only cure.

When tragedy reunites us after years apart, it only takes one touch to erase the past. Just like that, I’m back in his arms.

He promises this time will be different.  But I’m afraid to believe him.

Because behind his star’s blinding brilliance is a darkness that doesn’t want to let him go.

I know a star that bright can’t belong to just one person, but my jealous heart doesn’t want to share him.

I want all of him . . . even if wanting what doesn’t belong to me leads me to ruin.

Review

I have no clue how in the heck I am supposed to put my thoughts into words about this story! It’s been several days since I finished this incredibly captivating read and I am STILL at a loss for words. This is not my first time reading a Dylan Allen book, but I think that it is safe to state that this is my FAVORITE one yet!

Envy is a story unlike anything that I have ever read before. It is a breathtakingly beautiful and emotionally heartfelt read about two unexpected childhood friends who form an unexpected bond like no other. Graham and Apollo’s connection is undeniable and their friendship is one of a kind. Their love story is written in the stars…if only life wasn’t so cruel. She is his sun and he is her star. Apart they must discover themselves before they can find their way back to one another. These two are without a doubt THE perfect match, at least in my eyes! Their unconventional love story will surely have readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.

Graham is one of those not so typical heroes. He is broken. His soul is lost and there is only one person out there that can repair him and bring light back into his heart. Apollo is his sun. She is his everything. He will stop at nothing to give her the life she deserves, even if it means breaking her heart and sending her running from him. He refuses to ruin her life, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness.

Apollo is a lost spirt who fell in love at the age of 11 when she fell from the sky and into Graham’s life. She experienced heartbreak and loss at such a young age, but also discovered that everything happens for a reason because without it she would have never met the love of her life. Graham is her star. She loves him with all her heart and is broken when he pushes her away. She tries to repair and move on, but her heart still aches for him years later.

Apart, but NEVER forgotten… That is when their story truly begins.

AURORA

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About Dylan Allen

Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.

A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.

When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.

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Blog Tour – Headmaster by Jaimie Roberts

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Headmaster by Jaimie Roberts
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

At one time, I had truly believed that I’d experienced enough drama in my life.

Clearly, I’d been wrong.

It all began the night before I was due to start my final year of school—the night of my eighteenth birthday. Since I had been considered “missing” for three years, I had failed to finish off the last year of my education. This was why I needed to let loose a little. I was turning eighteen and was finally legal to drink, so, why not? The next morning, I would be going to school with a bunch of ladies three years younger than I was. Even if it was for no other reason, I felt this entitled me to have a little fun.

The night started off well enough:

Girl meets boy. Girl gets dared to buy boy drink and kiss him within fifteen minutes of receiving said drink.

It sounds like it would have been plain and simple, right?

Wrong.

I had no idea that his kiss would be the kiss to end all kisses. One taste of him, and I was lost for the first time in all my eighteen years.

But I wasn’t meant to feel anything… Three years of living in Hell had taught me that. But, this man … just … awakened me.

I went home that night feeling both alive and scared shitless at the same time.

However, that wasn’t the worst of it.

The very next day at assembly in school, we were all introduced to our new headmaster…

None other than the very same man who had—just the night before—locked lips with me in the most hypnotic, take-your-breath-away kiss I had ever had.

Yeah, I am seriously screwed.

He’s a forbidden fruit that I long to taste again. No matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to get that kiss out of my head. So badly, I want to escape him, his presence, his … everything.

It seems, however, that the universe has other ideas.

About Jaimie Roberts

Jaimie Roberts was born in London, but moved to Gibraltar in 2001. She is married with two sons, and in her spare time, she writes.

In June 2013, Jaimie published her first book, Take a Breath, with the second released in November 2013. With the reviews, Jaimie took time out to read and learn how to become a better writer. She gets tremendous enjoyment out of writing, and even more so from the feedback she receives.

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Review – Bane (Sinners of Saint #4) by L.J. Shen

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Bane by L.J. Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 10, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Bane

Naked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief and a fraud.

Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living.

Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all—looking humbled.

Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally—I cut boys from my life. Permanently.

Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies.

Jesse Carter

Hot as hell, cold as ice.

I wasn’t aware of her existence until a fat, juicy deal landed in my lap.

She’s a part of it, a little plaything to kill some time.

She is collateral, a means to an end, and a side-bonus for striking a deal with her oil tycoon stepdad.

More than anything, Jesse Carter is a tough nut to crack.

Little does she know, I have the f****** teeth for it.

Review

FANGIRL DOWN…I REPEAT FANGIRL DOWN!

The moment that this little beauty right here dropped onto my kindle I wanted to abandon all of my adult responsibilities and dive head first deep into the darkness known as Bane, but I pushed through and was rewarded with a story so intense that I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry (in the best possible way…of course) more times than I can can’t throughout the course of this book!

L.J. Shen is hands down one of my all-time favorite authors and if you haven’t read anything from her yet then you are missing out on some extraordinary reads because oh my freaking goodness this lady right here writes the best HotHoles around. She has FOREVER ruined me for all other book boyfriends, and maybe even real men…oh gosh I think I may need to lower my expectations because there is no way any man could ever compare to the ones she writes in her books.

HOWEVER…as much as I wholeheartedly adore her men, I think that it was her leading lady aka Jesse Carter who stole the show and completely captivated my heart during this story. Although Bane might have snuck in and carved out a little spot for himself in my heart as well, but then again how could he have not?! This book couple right here might just be my favorite of 2018 so far. I mean how could they not be when the princess saves herself in this fairytale…

I 🖤 Bane + Jesse! With so many freaking obstacles standing in their way, they shouldn’t have ended up together…and yet they couldn’t be more perfect for one another. Together they bring each other out of the darkness and into the light. Their love is unconventional and one of a kind. It burns hot and isn’t afraid to burn down what ever stands in the way…

L.J. Shen thank you so much for writing this addictively captivating story and putting some of your other books on hold because after reading Scandalous I knew I wanted…no I NEEDED Bane’s story and Jesse was his perfect match!

AURORA

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About L.J. Shen

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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Review – Filthy Gods (American Gods #0.5) by R. Scarlett

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Filthy Gods by R. Scarlett
Series: American Gods #0.5
Genres: New Adult Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Prelude in the American Gods series.

Young. Wealthy. Elite. Attractive. The gentlemen’s secret society at Yale was filled with them.

And Nathaniel Radcliffe, the bane of my existence, was one of them.

As the right hand of the American Gods, he was conceited and arrogant. A dangerously handsome man in a tailored custom suit and shiny black oxford loafers.

The classroom was our battlefield. We made a sport out of arguing and debating, ready to do anything in order to win over the other.

Deadly opponents, deadlier minds.

I’d sworn I’d never give him the upper hand, until…

The secret I’ve been hiding for the last three years?

He just discovered it…and now he has all the power.

Review

The extraordinarily talented R. Scarlett shows her readers another side to her writing style in her first contemporary romance, Filthy Gods, the prelude into her highly anticipated American Gods series.

This book right here is…OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS…this book is just EVERYTHING! You know one of those books that will consume you whole body, heart and soul. The kind of book that will stay with you FOREVER and one that you will immediately recommend to fellow book lovers. Filthy Gods is hands down one of my ALL-TIME favorite reads and one that I will certainly never forget! The moment I finished I wanted to immediately go back and read it all over again because it is just one of those kind of stories that you don’t want to let go… My only complaint I have is that I didn’t want to let these two go!

I have no doubt in mind that every single book in the AMERICAN GODS series is going to captivate my heart because R. Scarlett’s beautifully poetic words left breathless… Juliette and Nathaniel’s addictively consuming chemistry burned bright and for all to see (even if they thought they did a good job at hiding it). I instantly loved both of them and my goodness these two sure know how to emotionally grip a readers heart…

So excited for this series and I cannot wait to get my hands on each and every one of these AMERICAN GODS! This series is going to be breathtakingly real and my heart is going to go into overdrive! Strongly recommend pick up your copy of Filthy Gods RIGHT NOW!

AURORA

About R. Scarlett

Scarlett lives in a small quaint town in Southern Ontario, Canada and has an unhealthy obsession with mythology and romance.

From studying English literature and minoring in History, she loves losing herself in a good book and snuggling up to her Brittany Spaniel.

When she’s not writing or plotting a delicious novel, she can be found hanging out with friends and family, going on long car rides, exploring small towns, or watching reruns of Sex and the City.

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Review – I Dare You (The Hook Up #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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I Dare You by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Series: The Hook Up #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Bad Ass Athlete: I dare you to…
Delaney Shaw: Who is this?

The late night text is random, but “Bad Ass Athlete” sure seems to know who she is…

Delaney Shaw.
Good girl.
Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars.
Curious.

His dare? Spend one night in his bed—a night he promises will be unforgettable—and she can solve the mystery of who he is.

She knows she shouldn’t, but what else is she going to do with her boring Valentine’s Day?

One sexy hook-up later, her mind is blown and the secret’s out.

Maverick Monroe.
Bad boy.
The most talented football player in the country.
Just ask him.

Too bad for him Delaney’s sworn off dating athletes forever after her last heartbreak.

But Maverick wants more than one night and refuses to give up on winning Delaney’s heart. She isn’t one to be fazed by a set of broad shoulders.

After the semester ends, will the bad boy land the nerd girl or will the secrets they keep from each other separate them forever?

Review

Ilsa Madden-Mills this story was pure GOLD and I freaking loved every moment of it! When this beautiful lady first announced her upcoming release I immediately knew that I had to get my hands on it as soon as possible because I have adored every single one of her previous releases and I knew without a doubt that this one was going to be absolutely incredible!

I Dare You was hands down one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 and it’s only April! This author certainly did NOT disappoint with this one and I was captivated until the very end. Nerd girl and bad boy unite in this insanely sweet, lovable, and slow-burning romance that will hook you right in. Delaney Shaw and Maverick Monroe might be one of my favorite couples yet! Seriously I have a major crush on these two and enjoyed their back and forth banter that had me laughing time and time again! Their story was filled with a barrel of laughs with just the perfect blend of angst that will have your heart reeling in anticipation!

Delaney Shaw is my ultimate girl crush! She is a Star Wars fanatic with an obsession for fluffy kitties. I mean come on you can’t help but love her especially with her sassy personality that will keep her on her toes. Just because your a nerd doesn’t mean you can’t have sass. She’s a girl that knows what she wants and she isn’t willing to back down. If you want to gain a place in her heart then you better work for it…which is exactly what Maverick Monroe is after! He is the bad boy star of the football team with secrets. This man right here is after Delaney’s heart and nothing will stand in his way of finally getting her, even one of his teammates…

Readers will fall head over heels in love with Delaney and Maverick’s story, along with a handful of secondary characters…many of which I am hoping will get their very own stories in the near future! Let’s just say that I’ve got all my fingers and toes crossed!

AURORA

About Ilsa Madden-Mills

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She’s addicted to dystopian books and all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she’s a Gemini), and tattoos.

She has a degree in English and a Master’s in Education.

When she’s not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and paints old furniture.

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