Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review: ‘Sweet Hope’ by Tillie Cole.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Sweet Hope’ (Sweet Home Series-Book #4) by Tillie Cole.

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Title: SWEET HOPE
Author: Tillie Cole
Series: Sweet Home Series (book #4)
Publishing date: March 29th, 2015

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Sweet Hope by Tillie Cole

The Synopsis for ‘Sweet Hope’:

From the USA Today Bestselling Sweet Home Series, comes Sweet Hope.

My name is Ally Prince and I’ve always been unlucky in love. I don’t know why, I just always… have.

When all of my best friends were falling for their soul mates in College, I was left behind. I was Ally, the pretty cousin of superstar quarterback, Romeo Prince. I was Ally, the best friend to the most amazing group of girls I’ve ever known—a title I loved, but one I became tired of ‘just’ being. And I was Ally, the one on which they could all rely.

But to me, I was Ally, the girl with the heart no one had claimed… And I was, Ally, the girl, who underneath it all, was heart-breakingly lonely.

I LOVE love; the thought of it, the nervous excitement of falling for Mr. Right, the desire of someone becoming my entire world… of me becoming theirs. I’ve always wanted passion, heart-stopping, epic, life-changing romance… I’ve always wanted the fairytale… I’ve always wanted it all.

It just never seemed like I would get it.

For the past few years I’ve thrown myself into my career as a museum curator. I’m the best of the best, the person every museum wants to hire, so when an opportunity came up to move to Seattle, I jumped at the chance. My cousin and my best friend lived in Seattle and I needed a change.

I needed a new beginning.

I wasn’t expecting to meet anyone in the Emerald City. I wasn’t expecting to work closely with the reclusive new sculptor my all-important gallery design was centered around. And I certainly wasn’t expecting to fall for him… heart-stopping, epic, life-changing love…
My real life fairytale come true.

But, like in every fairytale, there’s a villain, a dark and tortured soul… I just didn’t know that the villain and the hero in my story would end up being one and the same.

New Adult Romance Novel—contains adult content, sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up.

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘SWEET HOPE (Sweet Home Series book #4)’:

“Sweet Hope” is the fourth novel of the beautiful Sweet Home Series by Author Tillie Cole. This series continues to be full of emotional originality and an entertaining storyline that never disappoints. If you’re familiar with Tillie Cole’s work, you can be sure to expect romance, suspense and a gripping story that not only follows the main characters but allows readers to see what characters from the previous novels in this series are up to. This novel is written in the two P.O.V.’s(point of views) of the main characters, Ally and her mystery man(love interest) initially known only as “Elpidio”.

Ally Prince is the cousin of Rome Prince who we met in the first novel of this series “Sweet Home.” Ally is beautiful with dark hair, who is half spanish which gives her character a little spice. She hasn’t had much of a romantic life but now that she’s concentrating on her career goal of becoming a successful art curator, her dating life will have to wait a little longer. Ally’s professional identity is “Aliyana Lucia”, which is her mother’s maiden name. She goes by this so the “Prince” name won’t effect how people view her in her career which would make others see her as privileged, rich, and not-hard-working. When Aliyana gets the opportunity to work with the recluse sculptor simply known as “Elipdio”, she jumps at the chance.

Elpidio has never wanted to attention or the recognition for his work but the man who’s believed in him since he got into creating his art pieces has offered him a chance to come to Seattle for his first gallery showing. He hesitantly agrees to come to town. Elpidio has a dark and destructive past that still haunts his life. He carries some troubling secrets and weight on his shoulders that drag him down. Regardless, Elpidio’s guilt keeps him from ever feeling like he deserves better even if it means keeping those secrets from his family. When the woman handling his sculptures catches him late one night at the gallery, he quickly tries to get away. Aliyana and Elpidio have no idea that this would be the first night of so many changes.

Sweet Hope is an intense, emotional and captivating story about forgiveness, redemption and finding hope. Who exactly is Elpidio and what is he hiding? What kind of secrets haunt him in his past? What will Ally do when she begins to develop strong feelings that she’s never felt for anyone before? The characters are well written and you will definitely appreciate this if you’ve been following this amazing series. I absolutely recommend this mind-blowing novel and the entire series if you haven’t had the chance to check it out yet. As a reader, I loved being able to see what past characters of the Sweet Home Series are up to. This story has two very awesome Epilogues. Look forward to reading those because they will leave you feeling fulfilled and satisfied completely. There is some great depth in this novel that will make you feel so many emotions for Ally and Elpidio once you get to know more about them. Check this story out first chance you get readers, it’s beautiful and touching! 🙂

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Reader Warning: New Adult/Contemporary Romance novel—contains adult content, sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up.

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘SWEET HOPE’  4 1/2 out of 5 stars:

1 star rating 4.5

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘SWEET HOPE’:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘SWEET FALL’

Ally’s thoughts of Elpidio:  I pictured him standing beside the sculpture, head down, back tense, and with his hand gripping the angel’s wing as though its touch was the only thing stopping him from dropping to the ground. My gaze followed the fading lights of his car, and I whispered aloud, “What has happened in your life to make you so broken?”

Ally’s thoughts of Elpidio: One thing was true. I knew his work. I’d had a glimpse of the real man inside through every curve of his marble creations. He could hid behind the tattoos and long hair, but he couldn’t hide what he displayed in plain sight. His sculptures were him screaming to the world that he was flawed.

Elpidio and Aliyana(Ally): “You don’t know me, girl,”
“I know your work.” Aliyana’s Spanish eyes flared with conviction. “More than anyone else, I know your work…”
Aliyana. Damn Aliyana Lucia for getting in my fucking head. From the minute I’d seen her two nights ago in the gallery, catching me by the marble angel, I’d been shocked fucking speechless.

Elpidio and Aliyana(Ally): She should be scared of me. I wasn’t the right kinda guy for her. I’d only just met her, but I knew she should be setting her standards a fucking mile higher than me.
“If you knew the real me, what I’ve done in my life, you’d be running away right the fuck now.”
“Wh-what have you done?” He eyebrows pulled down to form a frown. “Wh are you so hard on yourself?”
“Penance. A whole lotta fucking penance I need to pay.”

Elpidio’s thoughts: She tasted of mint.
She smelled of Jasmine.
She’d drilled through to my fucking soul… the tainted soul I never ever wanted anyone to see.

Ally’s quote: “It’s time to put the past to bed. Stop judging him on yesterday, and accept the man he is today… the most amazing man I’ve ever known, ever will know.”

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UPCOMING MOVIE – Coming Soon: SOUTHPAW [Film] 2015

Upcoming Movie: SOUTHPAW. 2015 Film.

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Academy Award®-Nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain) stars as “Billy Hope” in this riveting upcoming film titled “Southpaw” directed by acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). The screenplay writers are Kurt Sutter (Sons Of Anarchy creator) and Richard Wenk (The Mechanic). The film is said to be loosely based the narrative on rapper Eminem’s struggle during his career but instead of a rapper, the main character is a boxer. New Eminem music can be heard in snippets in the new trailer for the film. (posted below)

The film also stars Rachel McAdams who plays his supportive and beautiful wife, Oona Lawrence as his cute daughter, Academy Award®-Winner Forest Whitaker as his strict training coach. Also cast in the film are Rita Ora, Tyrese Gibson, 50 Cent, Naomie Harris, Beau Knapp, Clare Foley, Victor Ortiz, Miguel Gómez, John Cenatiempo, Skylan Brooks, Malcolm M. Mays, and David Whalen. This looks to be a very intense American Sports Drama Film wrapped around the boxing sport. The dramatic storyline follows the boxer’s life after he must deal with tragedy and issues in his father-and-daughter relationship in the film.

The production companies behind the film are Escape Artists and DreamWorks Studios. Southpaw will be released in limited US theaters through The Weinstein Company on July 31, 2015. Check back here for the latest updates on the upcoming film Southpaw.

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Watch the 1st Official Trailer for the SOUTHPAW Movie – Here:

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SOUTHPAW – MOVIE PLOT:

  This is a story of tragedy, loss and the painful road to redemption… Billy “The Great” Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called “Southpaw,” consists of an ineloquent, though brutal, display of offensive fighting…one fueled by his own feelings of inadequacy and a desperate need for love, money and fame. With a beautiful family, home and financial security, Billy is on top both in and out of the ring until a tragic accident leaves his wife dead and sends him into a downward spiral. His days now an endless haze of alcohol and prescription drugs, his daughter taken by Child Services and his home repossessed by the bank, Billy’s fate is all but sealed until a washed up former boxer named Tick agrees to take the bereaved pugilist under his wing so long as he agrees to his strict ethos. Relentless and utterly committed to a fighter that thinks as much as he throws punches, Tick rebuilds Billy into a new man: one that is agile, fearsome and uncompromising in the ring while thoughtful, loving and disciplined outside of it. Now, as he works to regain custody of his daughter and mounts a professional comeback, Billy must face his demons head-on as he learns that, sometimes, your greatest opponent can be yourself…-(Comingsoon)

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SOUTHPAW Movie Premiere Photos – Here:

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SOUTHPAW – MOVIE STILLS:

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Starring Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Lawrence, Forest Whitaker, Rita Ora, Tyrese Gibson, 50 Cent, Naomie Harris, Beau Knapp, Clare Foley, Victor Ortiz, Miguel Gomez, John Cenatiempo, Skylan Brooks, Malcome M. Mays, and David Whalen.

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Release Date for SOUTHPAW:  July 24th, 2015

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Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review: ‘Misalliance’ by Kathryn Kelly.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Misalliance’ (A Death Dwellers MC Series – Novella #4.5) by Kathryn Kelly.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: MISALLIANCE.
Author: Kathryn Kelly
Series:  Death Dwellers MC Series – Novella #4.5
Published date: February 28th, 2015 – (Review based on a copy given by author)

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Death Dwellers MC Series Novella 4.5- Misalliance by Kathryn Kelly

Synopsis for MISALLIANCE’:

Kendall Miller walked away from the VP of the Death Dwellers to heal. She’d made mistake after mistake. Just weeks before she delivers Johnnie’s baby, she wants to reclaim the sexy club VP.

Johnnie’s angry and hurt that Kendall walked away from him on their wedding day. He swears it’s over between them. But Kendall is determined to seal their love once and for all.

My ‘Blogging Readers Review’ after reading ‘Misalliance’ (A Death Dwellers MC Series – Novella #4.5):

***WARNING: Possible SPOILERS if you haven’t read the previous Novels/Novellas of the Death Dwellers MC Series.***

This is the latest in The Death Dwellers MC Series by Kathryn Kelly. There is always so much raw and emotional scenes in this series and this latest installment delivers more about the gritty and tumultuous lives of those in the MC while focusing on the relationships surrounding Kendall and Johnnie. “Misalliance” is written from four P.O.V.’s(point of views). The two main P.O.V.’s are from Johnny “John-Boy” Donovan and Kendall “Red” but we also get a little from Club President Christopher “Outlaw” Caldwell and MC brother Louis “Stretch” King.

Kendall left on the day that Johnny had planned to marry her and was going to let her know that he would build her a home. There has been so many ups and downs in their relationship. The downs have been some of the worst things to have to deal with especially when you’re insecure, emotionally damaged and come from such terrible settings as Kendall had. From dealing with the loss of their “Baby Biker”, to hostile jealousy, never feeling adequate enough because of a retched mother and bullies that still haunted her from her past. Kendall and Johnny had parted ways. Now, Kendall has returned only to find out that Johnny seems to have completely moved on and may have very well closed his heart to her.

Johnny “John-Boy” Donovan was on the mend from having his heart broken by Kendall when she left him. She’s carrying his baby so he was set on trying to win her back but so many things happened that made him stop the search. So many people telling him to leave her alone. So he did just that in the only ways he knew how to, and that was have meaningless sex, drinking and partying. But inside, Johnny was still battling the feelings he still carried. The anger and frustration he felt for the woman he loved…still. Possibly. Maybe. He’s just trying hard to not give in. Now with his occasional hook-up Sherilyn, he tries to hard to get lost in that to get passed Kendall. But will it really work?

With the fears lingering in the air still about where the Death Dwellers MC former brother “Digger” was as well as the so-called preacher, the club and their women had to be careful. Johnnie and Kendall have so many things they have to deal with. When they reunite will there be too much hostility to ever see eye to eye? Does love ever really have a chance to conquer all, even in the lifestyle of an MC member? Other problems arise in the club that bring to light how diverse their brothers really are and who can stay loyal regardless.

  Expect the Death Dwellers MC to be what it always promises to be: chaotic, engrossing, gritty, sexy and utterly entertaining. Kendall is still her imperfect and annoying self but we see more sides to her in this book and it definitely brings her relationship with Johnnie to it’s finality that seemed perfect. This is still one of my favorite MC series’ so I do recommend it but just remember, it’s definitely for mature readers only. Plus, readers will get exclusive Bonus Chapters from Kendall’s and Johnnie’s P.O.V.’s from these past books of this series: Misappropriate, Misbehavior and Misjudged. Check this one out. It’s out now! 🙂

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Reader Warning: Strong foul language, violence, sexual content and raw emotional content.

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘MISALLIANCE’  4 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘Misalliance’ of the Death Dwellers MC Series:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘MISALLIANCE’

Kendall’s thoughts:  Perhaps, I don’t know what love is. I know what survival is. I learned to fight back with tit-for-tat spite. I learned to get ahead, be noticed, through sex. Most of all, I learned I could only rely on myself in the long-run. Therein is the problem…!

Kendall’s thoughts:  He was going to be a wonderful father and husband. Even now, in all his fury, he’d been watching her so closely he saw the ripple of her belly through her thin dress. The revelation thrilled her. She didn’t have to manipulate him into noticing her. He was aware of her, but he was just too stubborn to admit it.
“Yes it moved.”
Smiling, he walked over and sat, laying his big hand on her belly, not asking permission to do so. She carried his child, so he’d consider it his right to touch her. The baby moved again.
“Fuck,” he said around a laugh, then sobered and stared into her eyes. Desire flashed in his, but he blinked it away.

Johnnie’s thoughts:  Kendall meant much more than that to him: he mother of his child, the woman who infuriated him. And the one he’d always love.

Val to Johnnie about Outlaw:  “He wants her dead, but he wants you happy. The only thing Outlaw ever look at when he see Kendall is one of two things. Your old lady or her taking her last breath. But we both know that wasn’t the case with you and Meggie. She might not have been in love with you, but your dick had her pretty fascinated. Another thing Johnnie? Every time he pulled his nine on you, he hesitated to fire. You didn’t. You want to question fucking loyalty, go look in the fucking mirror.”

A reality check from Roxy(Morticians Mother-in-law/Bailey’s mother) to Kendall:  “A degree doesn’t make a man or a woman. Personality does and from where the fuck I’m sitting, you’re sorely lacking in one, if you’re taking jabs at Meggie. In case it hasn’t dawned on you, yet, you’re making an ass of yourself, while Meggie’s busily living her life. You need to get the fuck over it and her.”

Kendall’s thoughts:  Despite how much she adored Johnnie, Kendall had never known a love like she felt towards her baby boy. She’d always mourn her sister’s and mother’s loss. But she no longer wondered why Marie had never loved her as a mother should. That had been her mom’s responsibility, not Kendall’s. Each horrible moment she’d gone through had brought her to this one.

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Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review: ‘Her Soldier’s Touch’ by J. M. Stewart.

Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Her Soldier’s Touch’ by J. M. Stewart.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: HER SOLDIER’S TOUCH
Author: J. M. Stewart
(Review based on a copy received from author)
Publishing date: March 16th, 2015

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Her Soldiers Touch by J. M. Stewart

The Synopsis for ‘Her Soldier’s Touch’:

Experience has taught single mother Rachel Madison that the only person she can truly rely on is herself. But what she wants most in the world—to give her son the life she never had growing up—means she must put her faith in a man who once walked out on her.

Retired from the service, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Colten Taylor makes a detour to Phoenix to bury his brother. Nobody is more surprised than he to see Rachel waiting for him at the airport. He regrets the morning he walked away from her, but coming from an abusive home taught Colt to put limits on all his relationships—especially this one.

So when he discovers he has a son, Colt knows this is a chance to prove to himself he’s not a chip off the old block. Turning his life around doesn’t come naturally, though. Then a drug dealer crops up from his brother’s dark past, threatening their son and forcing Colt and Rachel to face their demons … and each other.

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ for ‘Her Soldier’s Touch’ by J. M. Stewart:

I was given a chance to read and review Her Soldier’s Touch by author J. M. Stewart. This is a wonderful story about people who came from broken pasts and try to deal with life as it comes to them. When a major secret is revealed, lives will no doubt be changed. The struggles that the characters face are emotional at times but the flow of this story makes it a terrific story. You’ll be reading Her Soldier’s Touch in the two main character’s P.O.V’s(point of views), Colten “Colt” Taylor and Rachel Madison.

U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Colten Taylor returned home after serving twenty years in the Army. He only had one month until he was officially done. But the reason he was back in Phoenix, the place he grew up, was to come and bury his younger brother Paul. Paul was the last of his blood so after this, he really had nothing keeping him there. All that lurked around his old childhood home were horrible memories of a brutal father who never hesitated to share his anger with his fists on his wife or either of his sons.

It’s been six years since the day Colten left Rachel Madison behind in Phoenix. She was someone who had once been a close friends with both brothers throughout their childhood. He’s found it hard to forget her since the one night they shared together beyond friendship after the death of her mother. He left without a word and never reached out to her because the feelings he felt scared him and he felt she could do better than him. Now that he’s returned, he’s come face to face with the woman he left behind that probably would hate him now. He wasn’t sure what exactly to expect but he knew that he was going to have to face her and deal with the way he left her without a word.

Now that Colten was back, Rachel Madison had to deal with all of the old pain and hurt feelings that were surfacing once again. But that was the least of her worries. Her main concern was the heavy secret that has been weighing on her shoulders that she’s kept from him through the last six years. After he left and never made the effort to reach out to her, she decided to keep things to herself about something that was huge, important, and life changing. Now that he was back, this would be the time to confess the truth to him. They have a five year old son he has never met.

Colt’s late younger brother Paul had a bad addiction problem. His ties to bad people didn’t end upon his death. Now that Paul was gone it seems that his debt and problems have fallen into the laps of those in his life. Someone is out there looking for him and will do anything to get what he says is owed to him. What will he do to get what he wants? This situation brings on a dark twist of suspense to the storyline.

Will Colten hate and resent Rachel for keeping their son’s existence from him? Can Rachel and Colt ever understand what happened after that one night they shared? Is there any hope for them to fall for each other or will their scars from the past tear them apart? So many questions that can be answered when you check out this book. It’s a gripping story about love, pain, and dealing with the past. The relationship between Rachel and Colt is dynamic and emotionally deep. I adored how Colt was even though he had issues and problems, he still was such a great character. When he finally meets Greg…*aww* is all I will say. This is a touching and beautiful story. You should pick up a copy of this one today readers!

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘HER SOLDIER’S TOUCH’  4 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined Rachel and Colton from “Her Soldier’s Touch”:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘HER SOLDIER’S TOUCH′

Colton’s thoughts:  He’d spent the last six years trying to rid himself of the torturous memories, trying to forget her, because he knew he should. For her sake. Yet three little words from her sweet, familiar voice made those memories roar to the surface all over again, tempting him with things he could never have.

Rachel to Colt:  “You want to know. I’m pissed at you. I wasn’t even worth a note on the damn counter.”
Like everyone else in her life, he’d simply walked away and never came back.
“Maybe it was stupid and naive, but we’ve been friends for more than twenty years. I expected a little more respect from you, of all people, than sneaking out while I slept.”
Waking up alone that morning six years ago hurt. More than she wanted. She hadn’t expected cards and flowers, but they’d connected that night, and she’d hoped, somehow, they’d part as the friends she’d thought they were.

Colton’s thoughts: He’d spent his life avoiding emotional entanglements, positive he didn’t ever want kids. He had no idea how to be somebody’s father, or if he could be the parent a child deserved. His example had been the worst possible kind, and he’d been damn sure he wasn’t ever taking the chance the apple really didn’t fall far from the tree.

Rachel’s thoughts: She reached out and ran a hand over the edge of the casket. The bright-eyed young man who asked her to homecoming freshman year didn’t belong here. He should be coming home from work, sitting back and relaxing with a beer. Or in the ballpark somewhere, swinging a bat with his son. Paul was a kind, gentle soul. He’d have made a good father. Nothing like his own.

Colton’s thoughts:  He wanted more than fleeting. He wanted her, and everything she and Greg represented. The relationship that would make him whole. The family he’d never had. And he wanted her to know it, to feel it, to understand it. He wanted to leave his mark on her and claim her as his.

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ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review: ‘TRYST’ by Alex Rosa.

ARC-Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Tryst’ by Alex Rosa.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: TRYST
Author: Alex Rosa
(Review based on ARC copy – early review)
Publishing date: March 17th, 2015

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Tryst by Alex Rosa

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The Synopsis for ‘TRYST’:

In this sensational New Adult debut by Alex Rosa, boyfriends are too much trouble. So what’s the harm in a little fun?

With an abusive relationship behind her, Skyler moves out of her Orange County apartment, changes her phone number, cuts ties with her friends, and moves in with her brother Josh, a talent agent with a spare room in his incredible house in Hollywood.

Josh is happy to take Skyler under his wing, but he has one rule: she can’t sleep with his roommate, Blake. That’s fine by Skyler. She doesn’t want a man in her life right now—and certainly not cocky Blake who’s with a different girl every night. But his all-American boy charm and his ripped model physique are difficult to refuse. Josh will never know if no one ever tells him. And a little secret now and then never hurt anyone…

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ for ‘TRYST’ by Alex Rosa:

“TRYST” is a new contemporary romance and the debut novel for author Alex Rosa. I was given the opportunity the read and review a copy of this enjoyable and sexy read that follows the female character as she moves in with her protective older-brother after breaking apart from a terrible relationship. What she did not expect was her brother’s roommate and best friend. You’ll be getting the story straight from the main character Skyler’s P.O.V.(point of view).

Skyler was in love. At least, that’s what she thought until her now ex-boyfriend Jason became abusive and a nightmare. Skyler is a beautiful girl with dark curly-hair and lovely blue eyes that held so many secrets for the 2-year relationship she finally was able to escape. She finds her escape when she moves in with her protective older-brother Josh, who would do anything to take care of his sister and make up for being away when he left for school. He’s now a successful talent agent and Skylar is a determined pre-med student. When she moves in with Josh, she finally gets a chance to meet his best friend and roommate Blake. The one rule her brother Josh gave her when she moved in was to never hook-up or date Blake. Not a big deal, she thought… at the time.

Blake Everett has the good looks of a classic actor and sexy model, which happen to also be his career goals. He is ridiculously sexy, has an alluring smile and a confidence that he always seems to exude. He doesn’t make a great first impression when he meets Skyler and the whiny voice of his latest hook-up coming from his bedroom doesn’t help much either. Skyler knows the one rule and thinks it will be easy to follow to have a roof over her head. Stay away from Blake. Simple. Easy, right? He’s not her type. But he is easy on the eyes… but yeah, not her type at all.

Her TA and friend Richard “Rich” is more her style and the kind of guy Josh would like to see Skyler with. But there has always been something in the way of that ever progressing beyond study dates, a little flirtation and the possibilities never flourishing to anything real. The more Skyler gets to know Blake, the more she feels confused by her initial assessment of him. And, the more Blake gets acquainted with Skyler, she just begins to seem like more than just his best friends little sister. 

The sexual tension is high and the romance thrives in such an exciting way. Will Skyler’s past interfere with her present life changes? Is Blake’s past going to always be who he is when it comes to women? Did Josh make a good call to warn his sister away from Blake? This story was enticingly good and the characters were all very likeable except for the ones meant to be unlikeable, of course. Blake’s character is sexy, intoxicating and definitely has potential at being book-boyfriend worthy. The scenes between Skyler and Blake are definitely a mix of steamy and exhilarating. I recommend this if you’re looking for your next little book “Tryst”. Check this one out.

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘TRYST’  4 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined the characters of  “Tryst”:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘TRYST′

Skyler’s thoughts:  I don’t like the feeling of being under his judgmental eyes, because I am nowhere near able to compare to this Greek god. I run my hands through my curly black hair, and wish I’d brushed it before leaving this morning. He’s so pretty it hurts.

Blake and Skyler:  “How am I supposed to keep away when you’re such a tempting morsel?”
That statement shocks me, and my face heats. Although buzzed, my mind tells me to check myself.
I step away from his grasp as a precaution. “You aren’t allowed to say things like that.”
A wicked curve appears on his lips. “No, you’re wrong. I’m allowed to say whatever I want. What I’m not allowed to do is what I want.”

Blake and Skyler: “Of course. Here comes your boyfriend, pre-med Dick.”
I shoot Blake a glare, but have a hard time holding back my smile.
“That’s not nice,” I tut.
“I’m not really that nice of a guy. Only to you.”
My eyes widen at the confession, but I’m not given a chance to respond as Rich approaches us, ending any such conversation.

Blake and Skyler: “It’s going to be okay. I’ll protect you. I promise I will never let anything happen to you.”
His tender tone grabs my full attention.
“Skyler? Did you hear me?” He asks.
I manage a nod, and surprising me further, he presses his lips to my forehead.
“You’re a strong, determined woman, remember? Now be that smart-ass I know you are…”

Blake and Skyler:  “You’re so much more than you give yourself credit for, Skye. I think it’s about time you start believing that. Maybe then you’ll realize that all these guys who want you, want you as you are. I may hate the guy, but I see what he sees.”
I gulp, confused and unsure how the topic turned serious. I desperately try to gather my thoughts into a response, but I’ve got nothing.
“But just so you know, he’s not right for you.”

Blake’s words:  “I won’t let you get away. I’ve worked too hard sorting through my feelings for weeks, trying to figure out how I feel about you, and what you meant to me. Skyler, I didn’t know who I was or who I wanted to be until you stumbled into my life. I refuse to let you go.”

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ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review: ‘Surviving Him’ by D. A. Keane.

ARC-Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading Surviving Him’ by D. A. Keane.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: SURVIVING HIM
Author: D. A. Keane
(Review based on ARC copy – early review)
Publishing date: March 9th, 2015

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Surviving Him by Dawn Keane

The Synopsis:

Dark erotic romance contains subject matter some might find distressing, also violence and sexual scenes. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18.
An explosive love story of a mother and her struggle to be with the love of her life against all odds. Logan is strong, sexy, and the type of father that Dana’s daughters deserve in their lives. Dana’s life is rocked by tragedy, she is forced into running from her psychotic ex-husband, Ian, and it seems he’s determined to keep them apart.
Left with nowhere else to turn Dana and her girls seek shelter in a women’s refuge in Manchester, where Dana finds lifelong friendships in the other women who live there. Sisters brought together by despair that haunts them every single day, but the laughter they bring keeps out the darkness that is Dana’s past, she hopes she can find herself again. But a life away from Logan and his ability to ignite the flame deep inside her is almost unbearable.
Dana’s not the only one, Logan will fight anyone and anything to be back in Dana’s arms again. Can they carve out an existence for their fiery passion amid Ian’s rage?

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ for ‘Surviving Him’ by Dawn Keane:

This is my honest review for the first novel by author D. A. Keane titled “Surviving Him” of the Shameless Series. This is an intense story about surviving a terrible ordeal at the hands of someone that should’ve been a protector. Also, it’s a story about a woman who will do what she can to protect her daughters while having to stay apart from the love of her life in the process. Such an emotionally driven novel. Readers will get this story in the two P.O.V.’s(point of views) from Dana Taylor and Logan Stewart and a third P.O.V. from Lee.

Dana Taylor considers her daughters Kayleigh and Amy her life and plans to do anything to take care of them. Her ex-husband Ian was a monster and the most vile kind of person. Her life as his wife was a nightmare and full of horrible abuse even when she was young and pregnant with their daughter. She knew she had to leave him. If she didn’t leave him, she knew that her babies life and her own were at risk of ending in a terrible way.

After being broken down mentally and the constant physical beatings, enough was enough. She left to protect her child. Meeting Logan Stewart was like waking up from a bad nightmare into a beautiful happy place in comparison to her ex. Logan was loving, caring, and a wonderful father. They end up having a beautiful daughter together and life was improving. The only problem was that her ex-husband Ian was determined to not let Dana go from his clutches. He was obsessed with the control he had over her for so long. He would get her back no matter how long it took. Dana has been hiding out with her daughters and the nightmares still haunt her mind at night of those horrific memories of abuse. She’s stayed distant from Logan even though she knows that if Ian was out of the picture, then Logan would be all she needed for the rest of her life.

Can Dana ever really move on or will Ian find her again to finish what he always threatened to do to her? Will Logan and Dana ever get the happily-ever-after that they both deserve? Are the nightmares of Ian a warning or just scars from her dark past memories? There are many dark memories that Dana recalls in this novel as well as lovely memories of her baby girls and Logan. There is definitely very descriptive abuse in this story so be warned. Then you have the lovely things: beautiful locations in the U.K. that are mentioned as well as many steamy scenes. The story was enjoyable and flowed from past to present smoothly enough to not throw readers off. The last few chapters are dark and suspenseful while the epilogue sets up the story for the next novel of this series. If this sounds like your kind of book, give this one a look. 

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘Surviving Him’  3 1/2 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined the characters of the novel “Surviving Him”:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘SURVIVING HIM′

Dana’s thoughts:  We were really doing this, making memories good ones, instead of remembering all the bad ones, the nightmare that is our life living in fear and always on the run from my ex-husband.

Dana’s thoughts:  I was totally mesmerized by him I’d been hypnotized, completely lost in that moment. I couldn’t help myself really. The only coherent thought I had in that moment, was God, if I’m dreaming please don’t let me wake up. I wouldn’t want to miss this.

Logan’s thoughts: It fucking tore me apart, and there wasn’t a damn thing I could do about it. I had to let her go, run for the hills, she had no choice the bastards been quiet for years then bang he comes after her like a fucking crazy stalker. It has killed me inside every fucking day since, I’ve never felt so useless in my fucking life.

Dana’s thoughts: It was tearing me apart inside not being able to give my girls the life that they truly deserved, for them to be with the people that they loved and that loved them. It would also make me so angry sometimes that one man could cause so much pain and misery for so many other people. That he would be able to keep us apart at all. Why can’t he just let it go? Let me go?

Dana to Logan:  There was nothing I wanted more than to be his wee wife. But everything seemed to be so far out of reach, it just wouldn’t be possible to even think about it.
“One day, we will be free to do as we please it won’t always be like this. I have to hold onto that hope,” I said, gazing into his eyes.

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ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review: ‘Tiger Lily’ by Amélie Duncan.

ARC-Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Tiger Lily’ (Tiger Lily Series(Part 1) – Book #1) by Amélie S. Duncan.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: TIGER LILY
Author: Amélie S. Duncan
Series: Tiger Lily Series(Part 1) – Book #1
(Review based on ARC copy – early review)
Publishing date: February 10th, 2015

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Tiger Lily by Amelie S. Duncan

 

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The Synopsis for ‘Tiger Lily’:

What started as an assignment became more than Lily could have ever hoped for…

Lily Salomé has encountered more challenges than the average twenty-four year old. After a horrendous crash killed her parents, an abusive relationship was all she needed to calcify her broken heart to stone. So when Lily’s boss comes to her with a challenge most girls would balk at, she knows there isn’t much left in this world to be afraid of.

The target: Jonas Crane, a brooding business mogul who hasn’t smiled once since his divorce. Dark, dangerous and mouthwatering, Crane has written a book about life in the fast lane and with the recent publicity, Lily’s boss wants the rights. Problem is, Crane won’t return a phone call, let alone agree to a meeting. But if a pretty publishing assistant happens to run into him at the Waldorf, with a business card and a smile…what could go wrong?

A lot, it seems. Lily thinks she’s going to the Waldorf to meet a rich jerk, or worse, a playboy, but the truth is way more challenging. Jonas Crane is smart, engaging…and devastatingly out of her league.

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ for ‘TIGER LILY’ (Part 1) by Author Amélie S. Duncan:

Tiger Lily is the first novel of the Tiger Lily Series by author Amélie S. Duncan. I was given the opportunity the read and review a copy of this captivating contemporary romance about a young lady by the name of Lily Salomé and a successful business mogul by the name of Jonas Crane. Readers will get to enjoy the story in the main character Lily’s P.O.V(point of view).

When Lily Salomé is given the opportunity to make an important contact with a potential client for her boss and friend Chief Editor Gregor Worton, she nervously jumps at the opportunity. She holds the simple title of assistant to the Chief Editor and is ready to try to lure the rich and successful Jonas Crane to sign up with Arch Limited Publishing but has no idea of how she will do it. Her boss seems to think that she is the perfect person to make contact with Jonas to consider Arch Limited for his upcoming book but when Lily comes face to face with the mogul, she realizes she may be in over her head. This may very well be an impossible task since she seems to get tongued-tied and flushed when she tries to mutter a word to the handsome man. How will she pull this off?

The rich business mogul Jonas Crane is recently separated from his wife and has a teenaged son in New York but business has kept him flying between there and Texas. He’s tall, very attractive with his chiseled good looks, confident ways and hard to resist successful reputation. Everything about this man is alluring and sexy but when he comes across a seemingly sweet and unique young lady named Lily, he takes notice quickly. Something about her attracts him to her. What he likes the most is that she doesn’t seem desperate to impress him, Lily seems like a genuinely good person and the more they talk, the more they begin to realize how much they have in common. Jonas doesn’t want a relationship but when he propositions Lily about a possible companionship, this is all he seems to be seeking right now. But will this be able to work and satisfy them both or is it destined to fail?

Someone from Lily’s past is determined to become a part of her life again. Also, the heartache she carries for her parents who were killed in a terrible car accident still lingers. Will Jonas be able to open up completely to Lily? Will Lily ever be able to move forward or will the past always control her life? There are plenty of romantic, steamy moments and Jonas is very attentive, caring, and plays the hot alpha-male when the situation calls for one. I have to say I do recommend this one for your reading pleasure. I will definitely be looking forward to Part 2 of the Tiger Lily Series. Keep in mind that this is Part 1 of Jonas and Lily’s story and will continue when Part 2 comes out soon so expect a little bit of a cliffhanger feel to it. But do trust that it is worth reading and checking out this new series. 🙂

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★★More about the ‘Tiger Lily Series’★★

Tiger Lily – Book #1 of the Tiger Lily Series (Part 1) – Follows Lily Salomé and Jonas Crane’s story and how they met and the start of their companionship arrangement. (Expected Release Date: February 10th, 2015)

Tiger Lily – Book #2 of the Tiger Lily Series (Part 2) – Follows Lily Salomé and Jonas Crane’s story as they continue where book 1 leaves off. (Expected Release Date: TBA  2015)

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘TIGER LILY: Part 1′  4 1/2 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined the characters of the “Tiger Lily Series”:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘TIGER LILY′

Lily’s thoughts:  Jonas was a danger just as Gregor warned me. I was naive to think otherwise. Some people are too hard to resist, and he was a force majeure. So opposite from the ruthless, private businessman renown to the financial world.

Lily’s thoughts:  My heart felt heavy with the weight of my loneliness. No calls, no comfort, or care. And here I was now with a man I barely knew that went out of his way to try to make a connection with me. Touched me intimately and didn’t end it there when he could. He was right before me, still asking and wanting to know about me.

Lily’s thoughts: He started to move with purpose away from his business harem and over towards me, like a predator ready to strike. My heart thumped hard within my chest the closer he came, until a staccato filled my ears. I remained frozen to the spot like prey, my eyes wide and ready to be taken. And I had no doubt he would take me.

Lily and Jonas: A tingle went through me and my pulse increased. “Do you have a fantasy?”
“Yes,” Jonas paused as if relishing my apt attention, “that’s the look of my fantasies. Your attention and eagerness to please me.”
I sucked my bottom lip in. I couldn’t deny it. “That’s the part that gets me in trouble.”
“Not with me,” Jonas said. “My fantasy has you naked at my feet, ready and eager to do anything and everything I ask of you.”

Lily’s thoughts:  Spending time with him seemed infinite. Nothing with him was inconsequential. I had fallen for him. His brand of attention, protection, and care. Being his companion was by far the happiest time I had since my parents’ death.

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