Review – The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen

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The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Release Date: July 10, 2018
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Synopsis

Never ask a question unless you’re sure you want the truth.

I’ve been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. It’s just that we’ve never met face to face.

My mother would never tell me how I came to be, or why my rock star father and I have never met. I thought it was her only secret. I was wrong.

When she dies, he finally appears. Suddenly I have a first class ticket into my father’s exclusive world. A world I don’t want any part of – not at this cost.

Only three things keep me going: my a cappella singing group, a swoony blue-eyed boy named Jake, and the burning questions in my soul. There’s a secret shame that comes from being an unwanted child. It drags me down, and puts distance between me and the boy I love.

My father is the only one alive who knows my history. I need the truth, even if it scares me.

Review

The moment I heard Sarina Bowen was writing a young adult romance, I knew that I needed to get my hands on it the moment it released because I have absolutely adored all of her previous releases and I had no doubt in my mind that this story was going to be just as amazing! I mean come on the woman can write any genre she sets her mind to and young adult is no exception!

The Accidentals is a brilliantly stunning and phenomenally captivating story that had me feeling emotionally drained at times. My heart wept for the pain Rachel felt after losing her mother and the anxiety she experienced when she finally meets her father after seventeen years of wondering if he ever thought about her besides the two seconds it took him to send a check each month. She’s not sure if she can let him in, but she is about to find out because suddenly he wants to be in her life.

Frederick and Rachel are about to get a crash course in father-daughter 101. They are both about to discover that there are going to be some bumps in the road, but together they will learn more about themselves then either one of them every expected. Readers see their relationship develop throughout the entire story and was the perfect element that was needed to help strengthen their nearly discovered bond. Not only do we get the father-daughter aspect, but both Frederick and Rachel find themselves in relationships with some really awesome significant others! I really enjoyed this aspect and thought it was the perfect combination that was needed in this story!

After devouring Sarina Bowen’s first attempt at young adult, I cannot wait to see what she comes up next in this genre!

AURORA

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About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen is the RITA® Award winning author of over two dozen contemporary and LGTB romance novels. She most recently hit the USA Today bestseller’s list in February, with Brooklynaire. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina Bowen is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. On a few wooded acres, she lives with her husband, two boys, and an ungodly amount of ski and hockey gear.

Sarina’s books are published in a dozen languages on four continents. In 2016, The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with a RITA award for Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.

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Review – The Downside of Love (Blue Line Duet #2) by Meghan Quinn

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The Downside of Love by Meghan Quinn
Series: Blue Line Duet #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 1, 2018
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Synopsis

This isn’t a story about a love triangle. There is no triangle involved.

This isn’t a story about an accidental pregnancy. Although having a baby with her…I would.

This isn’t a story about lies and deception, even though at times I’ve lied to myself.

No, this is my story.

A story about sacrifice.
A story about a man who fell in love with the wrong girl.
A story I wish I never had to tell.

This is a story about the true meaning of the downside of love.

Review

That curveball was totally unexpected and yet such a defying moment in the Blue Line Duet. After that shock-worthy ending in The Upside of Falling I wasn’t sure if my heart was going to be able to handle what this story was going to throw at me, but of course my heart can handle just about anything at this point. I mean it would have to be after reading all of these angsty romances lately!

The Downside of Love is the highly anticipated conclusion in the Blue Line Duet by Meghan Quinn and perhaps one of the best books that I have EVER read! When I initially began this story I was slightly against some of the events happening, but the more I read the more I understood that there was no other way for this story to go. The author took this story in exactly the right direction it needed to go even if I was a little apprehensive at times, but now I can’t imagine it any other way.

As much as I adored the character development in book one, I feel as if I connected with them more in book two because I saw them in a whole new light. They captivated me and wiggled their way deep inside my heart. The chemistry was insanely hot and their connection was one of the strongest I have seen (read) in a long time. They took us on an emotionally journey that kept us (the readers) on the edge of our seats until the very end. Seriously the love these two shared was so beautiful and it was impossible not to devour this story in one sitting. Oh and don’t even get me started on that epilogue because I cannot wait to see what future the author has for those two!

The Downside of Love was a unique and unexpected conclusion to the Blue Line Duet! I cannot help but recommend the heck out of this book because it’s one of those duets that readers will love wholeheartedly!

AURORA

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About Meghan Quinn

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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Review – Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry

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Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2018
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Synopsis

Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again.

After fifteen years together, he walked away from me, and into the arms of another.

I didn’t know how to cope. I didn’t know my worth. I didn’t know how to exist without him by my side.

All I wanted was for him to come back to me.

Then, Jackson Emery appeared.

He was supposed to be a distraction for my mind. A summer fling. A confidence boost to my bruised heart.

We were perfect for one another, because we both knew we wouldn’t last. Jackson didn’t believe in commitment, and I no longer believed in love. He was too closed-off for me, and I was too damaged for him.

Everything was fine, until one night my heart skipped a beat.

I didn’t expect him to make me laugh. To make me think. To make my sadness somewhat disappear.

When our time was up, my heart didn’t know how to walk away.

Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again, yet slowly my prayers began to shift toward the man who wasn’t right for me.

I prayed for one more smile, one more kiss, one more laugh, one more touch…

I prayed for him to be mine.

Even though I knew his heart wasn’t destined to love.

Review

Late last year I read my first book from this author and I absolutely fell in love with her beautifully raw words. You know the kind of words that makes it impossible to breathe properly because you’ve had the air sucked right out of you. That story captivated me whole body and soul, but that is nothing compared to what happened with her newest release. I thought that story forever ruined me, but this one took the lead and took my heart with it.

Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry in an emotionally exhausting (in the best way possible) story that consumed me wholeheartedly right from the start. There were countless times during that I wasn’t sure I was going to survive the story swallowed me whole. I wanted to be selfish and devour it as quickly as possible, but at the same time I wanted to punish myself by savoring every single heart-wrenching and agonizing moment of it. I can’t even being to tell you how many times I had to put my kindle down because this story made me feel everything and it was as if I was experiencing the same things right along side Grace and Jackson. These two are broken souls, but together they might be able to repair one another. Their story bled from the pages and engulfed every single one of my emotions!

This was a story unlike anything I have ever read before and I must say that it is one of the best stories I’ve read this year. It is surely one that I will remember for a longtime and eventually when my heart repairs itself, or I need a good ugly cry I will certainly be reading this phenomenally unique story all over again! Too bad I don’t have the ability to reread this story and experience the same feelings for the first time all over again…

AURORA

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About Brittainy C. Cherry

Hi! I’m Brittainy! Join me as we travel through my mind as a Romance Author. This includes such things as my random thoughts, tricks, tips, things I’m learning, things I’m re-learning, things I’m forgetting, and my weird ways of crafting stories.

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Review – Incognito by Siobhan Davis

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Incognito by Siobhan Davis
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2018
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Synopsis

A troubled popstar forced into hiding…  A sweet small-town girl overcoming tragedy… And the kind of love that only happens once in a lifetime.

Dakota’s dreams of attending Juilliard were shattered the night tragedy struck her family. It’s one year later, and she’s now enrolled at the local university trying to piece her life back together.

Shawn is one of the world’s most famous faces, having lived under a spotlight since his star exploded when he was fourteen. Now jaded by an industry forcing him to perform music he no longer enjoys, he craves normalcy and the opportunity to rediscover his muse. When a crazy stalker gets too close, and death threats start mounting, Shawn’s management team comes up with a plan—one which will allow him to work on his latest album while staying incognito on a middle-American college campus.

Romance is the last thing on Dakota’s mind, but after she crosses paths with a hot, prickly cutie with rock-hard abs and smoldering good looks, she can’t shake him from her thoughts.

Shawn can’t afford to bring any girl into his fucked-up life, but the gorgeous blonde with the sad blue eyes captivates him in a way no girl ever has, and he finds himself falling hard and fast.

But outside forces are conspiring against them.

When danger draws closer, and secrets are revealed, will their love survive?

Review

After reading this story it’s hard to believe that it has taken me this long to read one of Siobhan Davis’ books, but I’ve got to say that this was perhaps the best introduction into her beautifully captivating storytelling and I cannot wait to see what else she has to offer.

Incognito by Siobhan Davis is a slow burning romance with the perfect amount of suspense to captivate any readers heart and will keep them hook, line and sinker until the very end! This is a story about a rockstar in hiding who finds himself falling for a beautiful college student who gave up her dreams of being a dancer after tragedy struck her family and a year later she is still trying to find her footing in shoes she never expected to wear. For her life will never be the same and the last thing she anticipated was falling for a man who had a secret. Together they rediscover themselves and find a connection like no other. Their love story pulled on all of my heartstrings and I couldn’t help but root for these two right from their first encounter!

The romance and suspense certainly kept my on the edge of my seat in anticipation and I couldn’t put it down! This story certainly had a lot of heart and I strongly recommend one-clicking yourself a copy right now!

AURORA

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About Siobhan Davis

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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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
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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!

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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 – Chasing Him (Bishop Brothers #3) by Kennedy Fox

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Chasing Him by Kennedy Fox
Series: Bishop Brothers #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2018
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Synopsis

John Bishop isn’t your typical single dad.

Reserved, impatient, and utterly clueless.

Running the family’s bed and breakfast has many perks. Working long hours, picking up after the guests, and hearing couples going at it all night long aren’t any of them. Hooking up with girls who come to the ranch for horseback riding lessons? Best perk of them all.

That is until a baby shows up at his doorstep with a note claiming it’s his. Growing up on a ranch was anything but easy, but raising a newborn is proving to be the hardest task he’ll ever tackle. Leaving the bachelor life behind, his only priority is to hire a nanny who can teach him a thing or two about parenting — except he doesn’t anticipate her being gorgeous and quirky with an unhealthy football obsession.

Mila Carmichael has many talents — making balloon animals, creating origami art, and remaining in the friend zone. Often seen as one of the guys, she’s struck out more times than a rookie baseball player.

Seeking a new adventure, she flies to Texas to visit family and is offered a position she can’t refuse. Helping out a new dad should come easy to her, considering her past experience, but what she doesn’t anticipate is him being an attractive Southern temptation.

But that’s only the beginning.

While growing close to his family and falling madly in love with the baby girl who’s stealing their hearts, things are bound to get complicated. Everyone knows not to mix business with pleasure. That means no late movie nights, no stolen glances, and definitely no kissing behind closed doors. Too bad the universe has other plans — one that’ll threaten taking away the main thing that binds them together.

Review

These Bishop Brothers just keep getting better and it’s no wonder why they’ve completely captivated me whole body, heart and soul.

Chasing Him is the third installment in the Bishop Brothers series and we finally get to see what the twins are up to. I absolutely loved and adored both Alex and Evan’s story, but I think that John may have very well stolen my heart completely. I mean who doesn’t love a sexy single father who will do anything to protect his little girl. He may never have expected to be raising a child on his own, but he’s up for the challenge and he’s ready to become the man his daughter needs him to be.

Mila Carmichael just graduated from college with a degree in education and is looking to spend some quality time with her grandparents before she starts teaching. She never expected to stay in Texas long, but with a meddling grandmother in the mix her plans go in an unexpected turn. She’s the baby whisper and John’s hot new nanny.

Neither one of them are prepared for what’s about to happen and things are certainly going to get interesting…

AURORA

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About Kennedy Fox

Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who 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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Review – Nerdgasm (Naughty Nerds #0.5) by Kimberly Reese

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Nerdgasm by Kimberly Reese
Series: Naughty Nerds #0.5
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2018
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Synopsis

nerdgasm (noun): an emotional climax at the peak of intense (sometimes sexual) excitement, characterized by a deep attraction to nerdy things and/or people.

My stutter makes it easy to become the center of attention for all the wrong reasons, so I try hard to stay out of the spotlight.

But when Addison Mitchell breezes into the class I TA for, she turns my world upside down, shaking me out of my comfort zone.

Confident and bold, her wandering hands set my body on fire.
She sees the real me, and she’s still interested.
I’m completely out of my element, yet I’ve never felt more alive.
Fingers crossed we’re not a one-off fling.
I have a lot to learn, but I’m willing to make this work.
I’m going to give her more than a nerdgasm.
I’m going to give her my heart.

Review

Nerdgasm by Kimberly Reese is a sweet, steamy and hilariously funny novella that readers will instantly fall head over heels in love with! This story captivated me in seconds and I found myself devouring it in one sitting because it was nearly impossible to put down. I seriously loved every single moment of it and my goodness this book was hot with a capital H-O-T!

Theo Cadwell, our leading man is an oh so adorable nerd that had me swooning right from page one. Oh and did I mention that he’s a VIRGIN? OMG I think that fact alone made me all hot and bothered. There is just so much to love about this man and he is literally my ultimate book boyfriend! I am totally fangirling over Theo who proves that nerd is the new sexy!

Addison Mitchell, our leading lady is every guys wet dream and she’s set her eyes on Theo, her nerdy TA. She’s a sweet and caring girl who couldn’t be more perfect for Theo. She’s fierce, sassy and knows exactly what she wants. She doesn’t care about his stutter and wiggles her way right into his heart!

These two couldn’t be more perfect for each other and I’ve got to say the author did a phenomenal job developing their love story! I can’t wait to see who’s story comes next in the Naughty Nerds series!

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About Kimberly Reese

Kimberly Reese published her first novel in 2017 and has since been hard at work writing more steamy stories. She grew up in a military family and is currently working on her tan in Arizona. When she isn’t writing, you can catch her reading, traveling, resisting the urge to adopt more dogs, or spending time with family.

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