A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: CRY BABY by Ginger Scott.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Cry Baby’ by Ginger Scott.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: CRY BABY
Author: Ginger Scott
Series: N/A
Publishing date: June 22nd, 2018
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

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The Synopsis:

Tristan Lopez is loyal to his brothers. He doesn’t really have a choice, born into a gang that has a chokehold on every kid that roams its streets. He gave his life to them willingly, knowing if he did then one day this kingdom, led by boys drunk with power and ruled by fear, would all be his.

He was loyal through it all. Loyal when prison took his dad away. Loyal when his face was touched by the cold metal of the rival gang’s gun. Loyal even though his mom begged him to run the moment she returned home from rehab.

He thought about becoming someone else. It was hard not to crave the life of a regular 17-year-old. It’s the only reason he stayed in school—to pretend. But he always fell back in line.

Loyal.

Riley Rojas didn’t belong in Tristan’s real world. She should have only been part of the fantasy, one of the many faces he got to pretend with amidst rows of metal chairs and desks and whiteboards with assignments. But there she was, moving boxes from the back of an old pick-up into a house Tristan had shot up on a dare with his friends only a few months before.

Tall enough to look him in the eyes and strong enough to fill his shadow, Riley took up space on his streets, her loud mouth fearless in the face of the gang leaders who terrified everyone else. She pushed Tristan around on the hard court, and she balled better than his friends—better than him sometimes. She challenged him. She needed him. He liked it. And when her pale blue eyes stared into his, he quit wanting to pretend.

He couldn’t ask her to leave because she’d only dig her heels in deeper. He couldn’t ask because he didn’t want her to go. She was blurring his lines. She was testing his loyalty.

He was falling in love.

 

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘CRY BABY’ by Ginger Scott:

“Cry Baby” is the latest novel by author Ginger Scott. This story takes readers on a journey through the rougher “part of town” while letting us know things aren’t always what they seem. Even though the main male character, Tristan, is in a gang, he does not fit the stereotype of what a violent, heartless gangerbanger would be. Cry Baby offers emotional moments and a tragically beautiful story-line where you will hope ends right for these characters. But it’s not always the case. “Cry Baby” is written from the two P.O.V.’s (point of views) from Tristan Lopez and Riley Rojas.

Tristan Lopez has been a member of a gang in his neighborhood since he was about ten. Coming from the neighborhood he was born into, there wasn’t much choice. It was either the gang or possibly a short life. Dub Lewis, the leader of the gang, gave Tristan the nickname “Cry Baby” when he took him under his wing. Tristan’s dad was best friends with Dub and co-founder of the “Fifty-seven” gang, but he ended up getting locked up thanks to his bad choices and loyalty to gang life. The story continues when Tristan is seventeen and he is completely entrenched into the gang life with nothing else but the twisted sense of loyalty to the dangerous life guiding him.

Riley Rojas is new to the neighborhood. Her and her single father move in, but Riley is left with the responsibility of moving things in on her own since her dad has to work and her mom is gone. She comes across a guy walking by who looks to be around her same age. She asks him for help to move some of the heavier items on the back of her old pick up truck. His name is Tristan. He hesitantly helps her move the stuff, but that’s as far as the “Welcome to the neighborhood” goes.

Once they find themselves at the neighborhood basketball court, all bets are off. Tristan returns to his reality and Riley learns quick that his reality does not include welcoming the new girl who he thinks doesn’t belong there. Tristan must either choose to solely follow down his dark and destructive path or choose to take on a new responsibility at school. He finds himself struggling to keep up his loyalty to the gang and that could put him in danger. His best friend has yet to be accepted, and unfortunately, Tristan finds himself struggling to keep his best friend safe as things go from bad to worse.

If Tristan’s loyalty comes into question, this could mean trouble. Where will his loyalty lie: with his gang and Dubs, or to his new school responsibility that could help both him and and Riley? As the reader, you’ll want to root for Riley and Tristan as individuals, facing the hardest parts of their lives, but also you’ll root for their friendship or whatever they may share. I highly recommend this for those who can enjoy a young adult novel that gives you imperfect characters who are perfect together. Add this to your list and grab your copy. It’s worth the read! ❤

 

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘CRY BABY’  4 out of 5 stars:

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: EL PECADOR by M. ROBINSON.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘El Pecador’ (Saint-Sinner Series – Book #2) by M. Robinson.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: EL PECADOR
Author: M. Robinson
Series: Saint-Sinner Series – Book #2
Publishing date: January 2018
(Review based on ARC-reading a copy of this novel)

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The Synopsis for ‘El Pecador’ :

Book two of a two book series. El Santo (Book one) available now.

FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. ROBINSON

So here you are…
Turning the pages, opening the next chapters of my life—wanting to know the next truths of my sins. As if the first half of my life wasn’t enough.
You. Need. More.
You want my redemption.
My heart. My soul.
Your happily ever after…
You. Want. Answers.
And I will grant you the very first one you’re dying to know.

Why did I leave her?

So go ahead.
Turn the page.
I dare you.

You just might not like the answer.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

 

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘EL PECADOR’:

“El Pecador” is the part 2 of the “El Santo” novel by author M. Robinson. This novel continues Amira and Damien’s story which is a dark romance with plenty of suspense to fill the need. This riveting story will give you the satisfaction you seek. There are moments that will make you think you know how it will go, and you’ll quickly be surprised by these dangerously exicting twists and turns. El Pecador is written from the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views) of Damien “El Santo” Montero and Amira.

Amira and Damien must take separate twisted, heartbreaking, and unpredictable paths in their lives. Damien finds himself taking a journey where he is faced with a need to find closure and a sense of peace in the midst of the madness of his life. He takes on a new lifestyle, in some ways, when you relocates to the U.S. In some ways the story makes a full circle, and in other ways, it gives these characters a fresh new start that makes his life unpredictable yet satisfying to the reader.

El Pecador is a riveting story about a man who is far from a saint and who has past he can never truly escape. Will Amira ever be back in Damien’s life or is their enthralling story over? This emotionally charged novel makes these characters deal with challenges they must face with and overcome no matter the consequences. Will they be able to overcome their pasts? Will they survive where their lives have taken them and the dangers that lurk? Who will die? And can love outshine even the darkest moments for these two lost souls? As a reader, you’ll get to see who they make peace with and what secrets are uncovered.

This story was filled with so many exciting twists and turns and left me feeling completely satisfied by the end. I adore how the story for Damien and Amira ends perfectly, but I also am thrilled with how the story sets things up in a little teasing way for M. Robinson’s next novel(standalone) called “Lost Boy.” I recommend this intense novel. Grab your copies of this 2 part series today!<3

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘EL PECADOR’  4 out of 5 stars:

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GIVEAWAY for The Long Road to Serenity – Also Excerpt and Teasers!

GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!

 

For: THE LONG ROAD TO SERENITY by Author M. L. Garcia.

(Giveaway begins: April 11th and ends: April 20th)

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Synopsis for THE LONG ROAD TO SERENITY:

“A journey through life, loss & love.”

Young Astraea Salvo and Gabriel Varon discover a new friendship after separate tragedies change their lives. Together, they develop an affinity that quickly grows into an incredible bond despite the challenges of distance and the turbulence of adolescence. Unfortunately, nothing could prepare them for what was yet to come.

With war comes invisible wounds which are the toughest to heal. After combat in the Middle East, Gabriel must face his most difficult battle within himself.

With life comes love which is the hardest to keep. Astraea must overcome an intense loss and the growing distance between her and Gabriel as their lives pull them in different directions.

As adults, the two struggle to accept that their once unshakable friendship may never be the same again. But their genuine feelings continue to remind them that their bond will never completely be broken. In life, hearts don’t always win and the past isn’t always easy to escape. Will the unrelenting ties that bind them be able to defy the odds?

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: MEMPHIS by Ginger Scott.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Memphis’ by Ginger Scott.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: MEMPHIS
Author: Ginger Scott
Series: N/A
Publishing date: February 23rd, 2018
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

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The Synopsis:

My mom always said it was just something about the way he moved.

The same swagger Archie Valentine wore in the ring when he took his opponents down followed him like a halo everywhere he went. But make no mistake about it—he was no angel. He was like a drug. My mother was his addict.

I never understood it…how love could make you blind and convince you to drink the poison. Not until I met Memphis Delaney.

At first, it was the familiar form. He’s a fighter, built like a god from the past, the kind of man the universe doesn’t make anymore. His eyes hide a story, and every time I’m in his presence I want to keep reading him until I get to the end. And then…there’s the way he moves. His boxing is violent but beautiful, and his body is a seductive weapon. When he’s in the ring, he wears the stare of a man committed to the battle until his very last breath.

He could end me; turn me into her. Too much of him will leave me as a shadow, and I’ve lost so much of myself already.

But I have discipline. It came the hard way. Lessons learned, scars left behind, and trust stripped away from life.

I will breathe his air, but I won’t fall for a man like him. The only boxer who’s ever going to break my heart is the one who gave me my name.

 

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘MEMPHIS’ by Ginger Scott:

“Memphis” is an exciting new book by the amazing author Ginger Scott. In this story, there’s definitely so much more to a name. This is more than just a boxing story, it’s a story about life and learning to find hope in the midst of everything meant to tear you down. “Memphis” is written from the two P.O.V.’s (point of views) from Olivia “Liv” Valentine and Memphis.

In the boxing world, the name Valentine inspired many, intimidated other boxers but there was one person who knew the truth behind the name. She never admired the name or the people associated with it, her parents. Especially since everything the outside world knew about the Valentine’s was all make believe. For Liv Valentine, her childhood was lonely and her parents were dysfunctional in their own ways.

Olivia “Liv” Valentine has a mother who roped in Liv’s father when he had a rising and incredible boxing career. The loving and protective father he conveyed toward outsiders was not how Liv remembered it. When she’s forced to return home to the place she fled as soon as she was old enough to do so, she must face her past, the truth of her present, and a questionable future. But what she did not expect was Memphis.

An up-and-coming boxer who simply goes by the name of Memphis, trains at Archie Valentine’s gym under the watchful eye of Liv’s Uncle Leo. He seems to have the heart and drive to go far. Liv’s mom and uncle can both see it and are waiting to cash in on it. But Liv slowly begins to see that there’s more to the man with the heart for boxing. After being burned in her last relationship and knowing the history between her parents, she tries hard to stay away from Memphis.

Can Liv stay away from Memphis or is she destined to follow the destructive footsteps of her cold mother and her ex-boxer father? How will Liv deal with the painful truths about how ruthless her family truly may be? Will Memphis ever find out more about his past? This novel is an incredible story about endurance, overcoming difficult challenges and finding hope when everything around you is fighting hard to destroy it for you. Liv and Memphis have so much that could tear them apart but once you learn about their characters, you can’t help but root for them till the final bell rings. I highly recommend this impressive story simply titled “Memphis.” Grab your copy today! ❤

 

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

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COVER REVEAL and GIVEAWAY! ‘The Long Road to Serenity’ by Author M. L. Garcia

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Here’s the Cover Reveal for: ‘THE LONG ROAD TO SERENITY’ by Author M. L. Garcia.

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Synopsis for “THE LONG ROAD TO SERENITY”:

“A journey through life, loss & love.”

Young Astraea Salvo and Gabriel Varon discover a new friendship after separate tragedies change their lives. Together, they develop an affinity that quickly grows into an incredible bond despite the challenges of distance and the turbulence of adolescence. Unfortunately, nothing could prepare them for what was yet to come.

With war comes invisible wounds which are the toughest to heal. After combat in the Middle East, Gabriel must face his most difficult battle within himself.

With life comes love which is the hardest to keep. Astraea must overcome an intense loss and the growing distance between her and Gabriel as their lives pull them in different directions.

As adults, the two struggle to accept that their once unshakable friendship may never be the same again. But their genuine feelings continue to remind them that their bond will never completely be broken. In life, hearts don’t always win and the past isn’t always easy to escape. Will the unrelenting ties that bind them be able to defy the odds?

After all, anything worth fighting for never comes easy but will always be worth it in the end.

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Recommended for readers ages 18+**

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: FINAL FIGHT by J.B. Salsbury.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘The Final Fight’ (Fighting Series -Book #7) by J. B. Salsbury.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: THE FINAL FIGHT
Author: J. B. Salsbury
Novel Series: Fighting Series – Book #7
Published date: October 23rd, 2017
(Review based on ARC copy – early review)

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The Synopsis for ‘The Final Fight’:

When life brings you the perfect person at the worst possible time…

On a weekend visit to Las Vegas to visit his brother, Marine Braeden Daniels meets a woman who challenges him in ways he can’t deny. The best part is she wants what he wants.

No strings. No feelings. Just fun.

AJ is a Las Vegas performer who is finally living her dream. Growing up poor, she’s determined to succeed at any cost. No one will stand in her way—not even a hot Marine who breezes into her life all confidence and a cocky smile.

A few stolen weekends and neither can deny the feelings quickly growing between them. But the obstacles that keep them apart become more devastating when the Marine Corps calls Braeden away for a six-month deployment.

It’s only six months.

What could possibly happen?

 

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘The Final Fight’ (Fighting Series – Book #7):

***WARNING: Possible SPOILERS if you haven’t read the previous Novels of the Fighting Series.***

This is my review for the final installment of the Fighting Series titled “Final Fight” by the amazing author J. B. Salsbury. This entire series is a fascinating blend of emotional depth, complex and inspiring characters, enticing and captivating story-lines. This series ends nicely and continues to be one of my absolute favorite series’ even though it’s finally met its bittersweet conclusion! “Final Fight” is written in the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views) from Adeline “A.J.” Pines and Braeden “Brae” Daniels.

Adeline “A.J.” Pines has big dreams of becoming an entertainer in Las Vegas and living a lavish life. For now, she must settle for a smaller role in a show and bar-tending part-time. Dating is the last thing on her mind and it remained true until handsome Marine Braeden walks into her life. She also did not expect finding out that there’s more to her usually cold and aloof rich boss Mr. Andre Monroe.

Braeden Matthew Daniels is the younger brother of UFL fighter Blake “The Snake” Daniels who lives in Las Vegas. When Brae visits his brother, he finds himself killing a little free time at a local casino where he first meets A.J. Yes, she’s beautiful and there’s an alluring quality to her but Brae has always kept things simple; no strings and just have a good time. As a Marine, he never felt the need to try to have a relationship since it would always come second to his duty. He never expected that a fun weekend could possibly blossom into something more, despite the challenges of distance and duty.

The Final Fight is such a gripping and mind blowing story that just hooks you and holds you from start to finish. The emotions that these characters stir because of their growing feelings toward each other and the hurdles and heartbreaks they have to overcome, it’s riveting. Will A.J. and Brae be able to keep their relationship simple? How will they deal with being six-months apart? And how will Mr. Andre Monroe, A.J.’s rich boss, factor into her life that seems to be growing more complicated as the months pass? I highly recommend “Final Fight” and the entire Fighting Series because the story-line is emotionally enthralling and the characters never all flat and stay interesting. The entire series delivers this same depth. It’s bittersweet that this is the final novel of the Fighting Series but all great things must eventually come to an end. Check this one out for sure! ❤

‘The Final Fight’ is the 7th and final novel of the ‘Fighting Series’. What else is in the series:

FIGHTING FOR FLIGHT – Book #1 of the ‘Fighting Series’ – Follows Raven and MMA Professional Fighter Jonah “The Assassin” Slade’s story (Released On: February 25th, 2013)

FIGHTING TO FORGIVE – Book #2 of the ‘Fighting Series’ – Follows Blake Daniels, Jonah “The Assassin” Slade’s Best Friend and fellow professional fighter and Layla (Released On: November 19th, 2013)

FIGHTING TO FORGET – Book #3 of the ‘Fighting Series’ –  Follows Rex Carter, Jonah “The Assassin” Slade’s Friend and fellow fighter who loves piercings and tattoos (Release on: 2014)

FIGHTING THE FALL – Book #4 of the ‘Fighting Series’ –  Follows Raven’s best friend who’s – Eve Dawson and the new CEO of the UFL and former fighter Cameron Kyle (Released On: November 4, 2014) – *ARC Review Posted Above!*

A FATHER’S FIGHT – Book #5 of the ‘Fighting Series’ –  Follows the characters from “Fighting To Forgive”, Blake Daniels and Layla’s story with her pregnancy and a possible stalker from the past threatening their happiness (Released On: January 26th, 2015) – *ARC Review Posted Above!*

FIGHTING FATE – Book #6 of the ‘Fighting Series’ –  Follows Layla and Blake’s daughter AxelleDaniels and her best friend/classmate Killian McCreery who has dreams of becoming a UFL fighter. (Expected release date: May 3rd, 2016) – *Cover Reveal*

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘THE FINAL FIGHT’  4  1/2 out of 5 stars:

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