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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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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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BooksMoviesFandoms: Top 20 Books Reviewed and More of 2016!

Books, Movies, Fandoms: Top 20 Books I Reviewed in 2016 that I Highly Recommend and More!

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This is “BooksMoviesFandoms” 3rd Annual Top List of Recommended books I’ve reviewed from this past year. After compiling my list of favorite books/novels that I had the privilege of reading and reviewing during 2016, with great difficulty(amazing books do that to you!), I narrowed it down to this dynamic list of reads. These are stories that truly deserve praise for their enthralling story lines, captivating dialogue, and the emotional journey readers will be taken on by these talented authors. Let’s not forget those engaging characters that can make or break a story. First are the Top 20 Reviewed favorites of the “BooksMoviesFandoms Blog” in no particular order followed by The Top Lists of other categories! Check them all out! Farewell to a compelling 2016. Here’s to an awesome 2017! 🙂 🎉

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#1 – EL DIABLO by Author M. ROBINSON

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#2 – A THOUSAND BOY KISSES by Author TILLIE COLE

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#3 – PIECE OF INFINITY by Author EMILY BOLD

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#4 – NEIGHBORS by Author STYLO FANTOME

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#5 – PAPER PRINCESS by Author ERIN WATT

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#6 – ANTI-STEPBROTHER by Author TIJAN

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#7 – SUGAR DADDY by Author SAWYER BENNETT

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#8 – NEIGHBOR DEAREST by Author PENELOPE WARD

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#9 – MISFIT by Author KATHRYN KELLY

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#10 – LAST RIDE by Author CHANTAL FERNANDO

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#11 – DEEP REDEMPTION by Author TILLIE COLE

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#12 – EDEN’S DELIVERANCE by Author RHENNA MORGAN

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#13 – BROKEN PRINCE by Author ERIN WATT

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#14 – CHAOS BOUND by Author SARAH CASTILLE

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#15 – A VEIL OF VINES by Author TILLIE COLE

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#16 – MONDAY by Author E. L. TODD

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#17 – THE HARD COUNT by Author GINGER SCOTT

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#18 – RAVAGE by Author TILLIE COLE

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#19 – WORTH IT ALL by Author CLAUDIA CONNOR

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#20 – STEPPING OVER THE LINE by Author LAURA MARIE ALTOM

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This concludes the Top 20 Favorite List of Books Reviewed for 2016!

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Below are Categories based on the books I’ve read & reviewed in 2016:

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More Categories for The Books of 2016!

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TOP 5 AUTHORS OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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1 Tillie Cole (A Thousand Boy Kisses/A Veil Of Vines/The Scarred Souls Series/Sweet Home Series/Hades Hangmen MC Series/)
2 M. Robinson (El Diablo/The Good Ol’ Boys Series/Road To Nowhere Series)
3 Erin Watt (Paper Princess/Broken Prince/Twisted Palace)
4 Emily Bold (Touch of Eternity/Breath of Yesterday/Piece of Infinity)
5 Sawyer Bennett (Sugar Daddy/Sugar Rush/Sugar Free/Last Call Series/Cold Fury Hockey Series/Legal Affairs Series)

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TOP 5 MOST EPIC COUPLES OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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1 Lexi and Alejandro “El Diablo” Martinez 💖(El Diablo by M. Robinson)
2 Rune Erik Kristiansen and Poppy “Poppymin” Litchfield 💖 (A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole)
3 Samantha “Sam” Watts and Payton McLean 💖 (Piece Of Infinity by Emily Bold)
4 Chelsea Jameson and Damien “D.H.” Hennessey 💖  (Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward)
5 Valentin “194” Belrov and Zoya Kostava 💖 (Ravage by Tillie Cole)

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TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER MOMENTS OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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The intense and emotional journey between Alejandro “El Diablo” Martinez & Lexi (El Diablo by M. Robinson)
The kisses and life journey between Rune & Poppy (A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole)
Sela & Beck’s unexpected growing relationship (Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett)
When Katya, Liam & Wulfric are faced with the truth (Neighbors by Stylo Fantome)
Holt “T-Rex” Savage learning about his MC brothers & getting to know Naiya Kelly (Chaos Bound by Sarah Castille)

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TOP 5 SEXY, HOT, DREAMY MEN OF A 2016 BOOK SERIES’ (Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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Caden Banks from Anti-Stepbrother by TIJAN
Theodore “Hawke” from Monday by E. L. Todd
Payton McLean from Piece of Infinity by Emily Bold
Beckett “Beck” North from Sugar Rush by Sawyer Bennett
Damien “D.H.” Hennessey from Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward

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TOP 5 INSPIRING & STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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Lexi from El Diablo by M. Robinson
Faye Black from Last Ride by Chantal Fernando
Naiya Kelly from Chaos Bound by Sarah Castille
Ella Harper from Paper Princess by Erin Watt
Francesca “Frankie” from Monday E. L. Todd

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TOP 5 “I WANT ONE OF THOSE” PROTECTIVE / ALPHA MALE CHARACTERS OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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Dex “Sin” Black from Last Ride by Chantal Fernando
Alejandro “El Diablo” Martinez from El Diablo by M. Robinson
Reed Royal from Broken Prince by Erin Watt
Nico Medina from The Hard Count by Ginger Scott
Garrett Marsden from Stepping Over The Line by Laura Marie Altom

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TOP 5 AMAZING BOOK SERIES’ OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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1 The Royals Series (by Erin Watt)
2 Scarred Souls Series (by Tillie Cole)
3 Sugar Bowl Series (by Sawyer Bennett)
4 Sinner’s Tribe MC Series (by Sarah Castille)
5 Twin Estates Series (by Stylo Fantome)

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Looking forward to the mind-blowing books I’ll be reviewing in 2017… see ya for the next list around the next New Year! 🙂

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: Anti-Stepbrother by TIJAN.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Anti-Stepbrother’ by TIJAN.

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Title: ANTI-STEPBROTHER
Author: TIJAN
Series:  None
Release Date: August 23nd, 2016 – (Review based on ARC early copy)

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Synopsis for ANTI-STEPBROTHER’:

He told me to ‘settle, girl.’
He asked if ‘something was wrong with me?’
He said I was an ‘easy target.’
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks.
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.

He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother.

Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming.

I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?

Standalone.

My ‘Blogging Readers Review’ after reading ‘Anti-Stepbrother’:

“Anti-Stepbrother” is definitely not your run-of-the-mill stepbrother love interest kind of story. Author Tijan brings an entertaining story that doesn’t hold back on delivering what it is intended to give readers: The Satisfaction of a great story. This exciting novel comes from the New Adult and Romance genres and truly does not fall short in the romance department. “Anti-Stepbrother” has been written from the two main characters P.O.V.’s(point of views) from Summer Stoltz and Caden Banks.

Summer Stoltz is thrust into an instant new family when her father falls quickly for Sheila Matthews, the mother of the most popular boy at her high school, Kevin Matthews. Not only did he quickly become her attractive new stepbrother, but he had also been Summer’s huge crush. Her mother passed away from cancer, making her father’s speedy relationship become the talk of the town. When her graduation day arrived, a moment is shared with Summer and Kevin, causing her to have stronger feelings for him. But are the feelings mutual?

Caden Banks is tall, handsome, tattooed, and doesn’t like to partake in the typical frat-party lifestyle even though that is a large part of his current situation. He’s usually broody. His fraternity brothers respect him and most female classmates have a crush on him.  Most of his peers don’t know that Caden and his brother Marcus carry a secret that that their parents seem in denial about while Caden seems to bear the majority of the weight that exists from their family secret. It wasn’t his initial choice in life but no matter how dysfunctional his family is in some ways, he chooses to carry extra responsibilities. When Caden and Summer first meet, it’s not with sweet words or flirtatious innuendo. None of that was even a thought at all. Summer and Caden will find that life tends to throw necessary surprises into your life when you may least expect it.

When Summer begins college, she learns so much more about love, overcoming disappointments, healing from tragedy, and she learns much more about herself. “Anti-Stepbrother” is a swirl of moments that are fun, touching, engaging, and enjoyable all blended together. The characters are wonderful and easy to get drawn into their lives because of their satisfying differences. Summer’s silly wit and random humor at times, was delightful and matched well for a character like Caden, who at times had moments in his life to be moody about. It made for a believable growth between the two characters and why they would begin to have an attraction for each other. And then you had the wrench in their plans by the name of Kevin. I recommend this for readers who enjoy a story about young adults growing into who they are while dealing with love, heartbreak, and life’s uncertainties. Check this one out if you’re looking for a great story to read next. 🙂

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘ANTI-STEPBROTHER’  4 out of 5 stars:

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: Healing Eden by Rhenna Morgan.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Healing Eden’ (Eden Series – Book #2) by Rhenna Morgan.

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Title: HEALING EDEN
Author: Rhenna Morgan
Series: Eden Series (book #2)
Publishing date: December 8th, 2015 (Review based on an ARC copy)

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Nothing good grows in the shadow of secrets.

A reluctant warrior in a rebellion he abhors, Reese Theron has buckled beneath blackmail to keep the circumstances of his birth on lockdown. He’s lost everything that counts—the right to fight for his king, the trust of his best friend, and any hope for a family of his own. Death seems preferable, until Galena Shantos meets him at his fateful crossroads and saves his life.

Galena’s loyalty to her brother, the king, is absolute. Healing his warriors on the sidelines of war, she’s witnessed too many rebellion atrocities to be swayed for mercy. Yet something about Reese blurs the lines of allegiance, the call to her heart raw and primitive.

When Reese ends up a prisoner of war, he’s visited by a mysterious being of another race and learns he’s the linchpin in a battle between good and evil. The lovers will face choices—Galena between family loyalty and championing Reese’s cause, and Reese between keeping his shameful secret, and saving all races by leading the darkest of his kind to redemption—starting with his own confession.

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘HEALING EDEN (Eden Series book #2)’:

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

‘Healing Eden’ is the second novel of the Eden Series and continues to blossom into an intricate and enchanting story-line. This novel falls into the Paranormal and Fantasy genres and delivers more than just those aspects. This novel has been written in the multiple character P.O.V.’s(point of views) from Reese Theron, Galena Shantos, Eryx Shantos, and Maxis Steysis.

Reese Theron once trained and fought alongside the Myren kind, to protect and serve under the king/Malran but then he found himself fighting alongside the Lomos rebels. He was now viewed as a traitor and a defector. Very few know his true background and who his brother is. When he comes across a beautiful woman that he remembers from before he turned his back on the Myrens, Galena, he feels a pull toward her that he can’t explain. Will he ever get the chance to be with her or is his betrayal going to be his doom?

Galena Shantos tried to heal as many as she could on the night of the battle between the Myren and the rebels, but so many have died. She had no idea that someone else was watching her until he came out of hiding. When the man watching her gets attacked, for some strange reason she feels the urge to protect and heal this man named Reese. The only problem is that he is a fighter from the enemy side. Galena finds herself torn between loyalty to her family and loyalty to the feelings that her heart won’t allow her to deny.

Maxis Steysis will do whatever it takes to destroy the Myrens, bring down their king Eryx, and rule with his Lomos rebellion set on enslaving humans. He has a connection with Reese Theron as he had with the Phybe, and Maxis hopes to use it to kill his stratego Reese but he’s been captured by his enemy. Will Maxis bring down the Myren kind? What will Reese do and who will he show his personal loyalty to? Will Galena effect his views or will he always remain tied to Maxis after betraying Ramsey and the Myren?

Will Eryx, the leader(malran) of the Myren, help find Lexi’s(his malress) imprisoned human friend Ian before it’s too late? And what questions will arise and be answered involving many of the characters tied to their world? From chapter to chapter, the intriguing story-line will draw you in with its entertaining display of  of exciting and sexy twist-and-turns into the world of the Myrens and those out to either destroy them or love them. I do recommend this enjoyable novel and definitely this incredible series. It is worth checking out and adding it to your TBR list! 🙂

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★★‘HEALING EDEN’ is the 2nd novel of the ‘Eden Series’. What else is in the series:★★

UNEXPECTED EDEN – Book #1 of the ‘Eden Series’ – Follows when Lexi Merrill meets Eryx Shantos who happens to be from another far away place named Eden. This is their story and the beginning of learning about the Myren race. (Released On: December 29th, 2014)

HEALING EDEN – Book #2 of the ‘Eden Series’ – Follows Reese Theron who must deal with the repercussions of his choices and Eryx’s sister, Galena Shantos, who becomes close with Reese. This follows their story. (Released On: December 8th, 2015)

WAKING EDEN – Book #3 of the ‘Eden Series’ – Follows Ramsey Shantos and Trinity Blair, a librarian with a prophecy mark no human should have. This is their story. (Releases On: July 26th, 2016)

EDEN’S DELIVERANCE – Book #4 of the ‘Eden Series’ – Follows the once slaved and isolated child Brenna Haven and a hardened warrior with a gift that feels like a burden at time by the name of Ludan Forte. This is their story. (Releases On: December 8th, 2016)

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘HEALING EDEN’  4 out of 5 stars:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘HEALING EDEN’

Reese to Galena:  He’d never dreamed he’d get this close to her. Not even when he’d visited the castle with Ramsay all those years ago. “I used to watch you.” Probably not his wisest confession. “I didn’t come to the castle often, but when I did I’d watch for you. You were barely past your awakening. I thought you were perfect.”

Reese’s words: “My choices were wrong. I knew it the day I blocked Ramsay. I knew it watching rebellion men die for a cause I wanted nothing to do with. I’ll pay the price. Willingly. All I want is a chance to make things right before I do.”

Clio and Eryx about Ramsay:  “Remember Ramsay,” Clio said. “Not all battles are fought with weapons. The heart is a valiant weapon for those brave enough to wield it.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?” Eryx said.
Clio kept her gaze on Ramsay. “When the time is right, he’ll understand.”

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A Blogging Reader’s Review for: Paper Princess by Erin Watt.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Paper Princess’ (The Royals Series – Book #1) by Erin Watt.

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Title: PAPER PRINCESS
Author: Erin Watt
Series: The Royals Series
Publishing date: April 4th, 2016
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From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees. 

 

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘PAPER PRINCESS’ by Erin Watt:

“Paper Princess” is a dynamic novel filled with drama, sexy characters, and emotional highs and lows. This novel is the first of “The Royals Series” by author Erin Watt. Paper Princess walks the thin line between being a mature Young Adult and New Adult novel due to it’s intense dialogue, actions from the characters and the emotional roller-coaster ride their lives go on. This is also a Contemporary Romance story with some interesting turmoil between The Royals’ family members, the people in their lives, and their newest addition: Ella. Paper Princess is written solely from one main character’s P.O.V.(point of view), Ella.

Ella Harper has never known the royal treatment of anything in life since she grew up with a mother struggling with personal-dark-issues and never had much money. After tragedy hits her life, Ella chooses to pick up the pieces on her own. She makes choices to survive, no matter the possible consequences of those choices. When it seems she’s destined to follow in her mother’s foot-steps in some aspects of her life, someone surprisingly enters into her life.

Unbeknownst to Ella, a rich man named Callum Royal comes forward claiming to be her guardian and offers a mind-blowing deal. Soon after, Ella is introduced to a whole new lifestyle of the privileged, stuck-up, and the deceptive. Callum introduces Ella to his five sons who instantly seem to dislike her from the start while giving her a hard time as she struggles to adapt to this new change in her life. She learns a huge part of her history and where she comes from.

There is one brother in the Royal family in particular who seems to really take the lead in causing Ella so many problems in her new life. His name is Reed Royal. He’s dangerously attractive, intimidating, sexy as sin, and seems to run the school they attend. As Ella moves in, she quickly realizes that her rich peers love their high school drama. Unfortunately, she seems to be the main focus in most of the latest drama and rumors going around.

“Paper Princess” has many emotional twists and turns that will entertain you, piss you off, make you feel happy butterflies in your tummy, and may even break your heart. The characters were all awesome in their own ways. The main female character Ella is a strong-willed, street smart, savvy young lady and her imperfections just make her more real, relate-able, and likable. Reed and the other Royal brothers are protective of their family and its reputation. Despite that, they are fun to read about because of the wide-range in their personalities.

So, will Ella be able to adapt to her new lifestyle after having such a different social upbringing or will she be scared-away from this new life? Will the Royal brothers ever accept Ella into their world? And why is Reed the hardest on Ella? What will Ella learn about her past? This was a riveting, enticing, and all-together an enthralling read. I definitely recommend this for readers who enjoy a story that has some major drama, touches on some deep topics, and delves into the beginning of what looks to be a wild new series! Please Note: This touches on an attempted sexual-assault. Also, even though it does end on a cliffhanger, you should check this one out, it’s worth the read! The wait for the follow-up will not be long at all. I’m excited to get my hands on the second installment “Broken Prince” coming out very soon! 🙂

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

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘PAPER PRINCESS’:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘PAPER PRINCESS’

Ella’s thoughts:  A chill runs through me. He’s the one to worry about. He’s the one I need to watch out for. And he’s the only one who tilts his head toward me in a calculated slant. As our gazes lock, my heart beats a little bit faster. Out of fear. Maybe under different circumstances, my heart would be pounding for another reason. Because he’s gorgeous. They all are.

Ella and Reed:  “All I want to do is make it to college.”
“And take a chunk of Royal money with you?”
“Maybe with a few Royal hearts in my pocket, too,” I say sweetly.
“You’re playing a dangerous game,” he rasps out.
“I don’t know any other way to play it.”
That bit of truth stuns him and I slip away.

Ella and Easton:  “Kiss me like you mean it,”I tell him.
His eyes darken and his tongue pokes out to run across his lower lip and it’s sexy as hell.
My gaze flicks over to Reed, who hasn’t stopped glowering. “Kiss me,”I repeat.
He lowers his head and whispers, “It doesn’t matter that you’re pretending I’m Reed. I’m pretending you’re someone else, too.”

Ella’s thoughts:  The apple is dangling in front of me, juicy red and delicious, but, like the fairy tale, Reed Royal is the villain disguised as a pretty prince. Taking a bite out of him would be a huge mistake.

Reed and Ella:  “I’m mad at myself. I did this. Well, Easton and I. I brought this on you. I’m Reed the Destroyer.” He sounds sad. “Didn’t you know that?”
“I don’t like that name.”
“Yeah, and what would you call me instead?”
I open my mouth and say, “Mine.”

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: How To Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘How To Disappear’ by Ann Redisch Stampler.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: HOW TO DISAPPEAR
Author: Ann Redisch Stampler
Series: None
Publishing date: June 14th, 2016
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

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How To Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler

The Synopsis:

This electric cross-country thriller follows the game of cat and mouse between a girl on the run from a murder she witnessed—or committed? —and the boy who’s sent to kill her.

Nicolette Holland is the girl everyone likes. Up for adventure. Loyal to a fault. And she’s pretty sure she can get away with anything…until a young woman is brutally murdered in the woods near Nicolette’s house. Which is why she has to disappear.

Jack Manx has always been the stand-up guy with the killer last name. But straight A’s and athletic trophies can’t make people forget that his father was a hit man and his brother is doing time for armed assault. Just when Jack is about to graduate from his Las Vegas high school and head east for college, his brother pulls him into the family business with inescapable instructions: find this ruthless Nicolette Holland and get rid of her. Or else Jack and everyone he loves will pay the price.

As Nicolette and Jack race to outsmart each other, tensions—and attractions—run high. Told in alternating voices, this tightly plotted mystery and tense love story challenges our assumptions about right and wrong, guilt and innocence, truth and lies.

 

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘HOW TO DISAPPEAR’ by Ann Redisch Stampler:

How to Disappear is the first novel I’ve had the opportunity to read and review from author Ann Redisch Stampler. This novel is of the Young Adult genre with a somewhat face-paced murder mystery story-line with a blend of suspense, some thriller and romance aspects to it. The mystery aspect of the story keeps us guessing as we follow the two main characters from their two different perspectives in the story. One is the hunter and the other is the prey, or so it seems. This novel has been written from the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views) from Nicolette Holland and Jack Manx.

Nicolette Holland is on the run. She’s a seventeen year old, who’s always blended well with her peers as popular student, cheerleader and her friendly persona. But now her life has been spun into a whirlwind of suspense as she disappears from her life back home in order to get away from the ordeal that has become her life now. A young lady had her throat slit and Nicolette is the main suspect. Did Nicolette really commit the crime or is she being framed? Will she be able to ever return to her life?

Jack Manx is set to go to college, make something of his life, and not follow in his father and older brother Don’s footsteps. Unfortunately, Don has requested that Jack do a huge favor for him while he’s incarcerated. The lifestyle Jack has tried to escape from, seems to be pulling him in. Their childhood friend Connie Marino has been killed, throat slit, and he’s been asked to hunt down the person responsible: Nicolette Holland. Will Jack be able to find Nicolette? What will he do to her once he finds her?

There are many twists and turns in “How To Disappear” that will keep you guessing and questioning your initial assumptions. That makes for an entertaining mystery novel. The characters share a strength and some fun sarcasm that adds an amusing quality to the dialogue. I do recommend this if you enjoy reading a novel that keeps you intrigued but also delivers mystery and suspense with a taste of romance. The plot thickens as the main characters run down the paths of their lives that lead them to an intersection, leaving them to decide how to proceed.  Check this one out if this piques your interest! 🙂

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘HOW TO DISAPPEAR’  4 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘HOW TO DISAPPEAR’:

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