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” 4th 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

A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#3 – PIECE OF INFINITY by Author EMILY BOLD

Piece Of Infinity CURSE SERIES 3 by Emily Bold(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#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

Stepping Over The Line by Laura Marie Altom(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

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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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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 Review: NEIGHBOR DEAREST by Penelope Ward.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Neighbor Dearest’ by Penelope Ward.

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Title: NEIGHBOR DEAREST
Author: Penelope Ward
Publishing date: August 15th, 2016
(Review based on reading a copy of this novel)

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The Synopsis for ‘Neighbor Dearest’ :

A STANDALONE NOVEL that does *not* need to be read in conjunction with any other book.

From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a friends to lovers story with sexy new characters.

After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec.
Damien was a hotter version of my ex.

The neighbor I’d dubbed “Angry Artist” also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking.
He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall.

Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist.
The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities.
We got to talking.
He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup.

He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn’t be anything more.
Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same…because his heartbeat didn’t lie.
I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien.

I just hoped he wouldn’t shatter it for good.

Author’s note – Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

 

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘NEIGHBOR DEAREST’:

I’m always looking forward to reading the latest work from author Penelope Ward because I know it will not fall short when it comes to delivering a moving story. Neighbor Dearest is definitely a touching and genuinely entertaining read. The story is written in the main female character Chelsea Jameson’s P.O.V.(point of view) with an awesome Epilogue in Damien “D.H.” Hennessey’s P.O.V. as well.

Chelsea had been in love with who she believed was her soulmate and the love of her life, Elec. Their feelings for each other were genuine and true but something had changed from the moment Elec went to his father’s funeral. He had reconnected with the love of His life, and unfortunately that was not Chelsea. She has picked up most of the pieces of her heart, has tried her best to move on with her life, while continuing to work at the Youth Center where she had met Elec. The joy she gets when working with the kids from the center is one thing she could never turn her back on since she enjoys it especially being the director of the arts.

Life has a way of tearing relationships apart, to make new situations have a chance, even if it comes with the heavy price of a broken heart and the doubt that begins after feeling betrayed. Unexpectedly, along comes the broody and mysterious neighbor that crosses paths with Chelsea when she moves into her new place. Who is this sexy and mysterious neighbor? Will he be Chelsea’s worst nightmare or the perfect man to revive her heart and fantasies? Or will he simply become a new friend to help her find the true love she truly deserves?

Neighbor Dearest is a breathtaking story that follows Chelsea as she tries her best to overcome heartache while making choices that could effect her life in a major way. She took the gamble with her heart, and lost. But even so, finding a friendship with Damien, her new neighbor, may be just what she needs most in her life to help her move forward. Damien has his own battles to overcome and Chelsea may be just the person to help him find the strength to face his secrets and challenges. This novel is delightfully beautiful and is very engaging because of the intriguing characters and the story-line that will leave you fulfilled with the smooth flow of it all. I recommend this because it’s not only a standalone but it really is a wonderful story! Check this one out next! ❤

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

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How I imagined Chelsea and Damien while reading ‘NEIGHBOR DEAREST’:

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BooksMoviesFandoms: Top 20 Books Reviewed and More of 2014!

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Books, Movies, Fandoms: Top 20 Books I Reviewed in 2014 that I Highly Recommend and More!

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This is the 2nd Annual Top List of Recommended books I’ve reviewed from the past year. After compiling my list of favorite books/novels that I had the privilege of reading and reviewing in 2014, I narrowed it down to these great reads. These are stories that truly deserve praise for their gripping story lines, the emotional journey readers will be taken on by these amazing authors, and we can’t forget those captivating 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 5 Lists of other categories! Check them all out! Happy New Year! 🙂

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#1 – RAW by Author BELLE AURORA

RAW by Belle Aurora(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

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#2 – RAZE by Author TILLIE COLE

Raze by Tillie Cole(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

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#3 – BECOMING A JETT GIRL by Author MEGHAN QUINN

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#4 – DRAGON’S LAIR by Author CHANTAL FERNANDO

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#5 – FORBIDDEN BLOOD by Author R. L. KENDERSON

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#6 – STEPBROTHER DEAREST by Author PENELOPE WARD

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#7 – DOUBLE COVERAGE by Author MEGHAN QUINN

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#8 – IT AIN’T ME, BABE by Author TILLIE COLE

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#9 – MY SKYLAR by Author PENELOPE WARD

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#10 – WORTH THE FALL by Author CLAUDIA CONNOR

Worth The Fall by Claudia Connor(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#11 – THIS IS FALLING by Author GINGER SCOTT

This Is Falling by Ginger Scott(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#12 – BEFORE THEY FIND US by Author MICHELLE A. HANSEN

Before They Find Us by Michelle A. Hansen(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

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#13 – VANISHED by Author ELIZABETH HEITER

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#14 – MISLED by Author KATHRYN KELLY

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#15 – FORBIDDEN HEAT by Author R. L. KENDERSON

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#16 – FIGHTING TO FORGET by Author J. B. SALSBURY

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#17 – BLINDNESS by Author GINGER SCOTT

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#18 – INCANDESCENT by Author RIVER SAVAGE

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#19 – WHAT SHE LOST AND FOUND by Author M. L. GARCIA

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#20 – KILLING HONOR by Author S. M. BUTLER

Killing Honor by S.M. Butler(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

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This concludes the Top 20 Favorite List of Books Reviewed for 2014!

Below are Categories based on the books I’ve read & reviewed in 2014:

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New Categories for The Books of 2014!

(Not listed in any particular order.)

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TOP 5 AUTHORS OF 2014(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):
1 Tillie Cole (Sweet Home/Sweet Fall/It Ain’t Me,Babe/Heart Recaptured/Raze)
2 Penelope Ward (Jake Undone/My Skylar/Stepbrother Dearest)
3 Meghan Quinn (Fair Catch/Double Coverage/Three and Out/Becoming A Jett Girl/Being A Jett Girl)
4 Ginger Scott (Waiting On The Sidelines/Going Long/Blindness/How We Deal With Gravity/This Is Falling/You and Everything After)
5 J. B. Salsbury (Fighting For Flight/Fighting To Forgive/Fighting To Forget/Fighting The Fall)

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TOP 5 MOST EPIC COUPLES OF 2014(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

1 Skylar and Mitch 💖 (My Skylar by Penelope Ward)
2 Sebastian and Caroline 💖 (The Education of Sebastian by Jane Harvey-Berrick)
3 Goldie and Jett 💖 (Being A Jett Girl by Meghan Quinn)
4 River “Styx” and Mae “Salome”💖  (It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole)
5 Charlie and Cody 💖 (Blindness by Ginger Scott)

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TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER MOMENTS OF 2014(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

1 Luka and Kisa fall in love (Raze by Tillie Cole)
2 Elec and Greta’s interactions (Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward)
3 Styx, Ky & Flame meet Mae,Lylah, & Maddie(It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole)
4 The build-up to the end of the book between Twitch and Lexi (Raw by Belle Aurora)
5 Faye’s interactions with Dex, Tracker & Mary (Dragon’s Lair by Chantal Fernando)

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TOP 5 SEXY, ALPHA, DREAMY MEN OF A 2014 BOOK SERIES’ (Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

1 Styx, Ky & Flame of: Hades Hangmen Series by Tillie Cole
2 Jett and Kace of: The Bourbon Series by Meghan Quinn
3 Outlaw, Johnnie, Val & Mortician: Death Dwellers MC Series by Kathryn Kelly
4 Vaughn, Sawyer, Damien, Zane & Dante: The Forbidden Series by R. L. Kenderson
5 Jonah, Blake, Rex & Cameron of: The Fighting Series by J. B. Salsbury

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TOP 5 INSPIRING & STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS OF 2014(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

1 “Abby” From: Worth The Fall by Claudia Connor
2 “Raven” From: Fighting For Flight by J. B. Salsbury
3 “Rebecca ‘Beck'” From: Before They Find Us by Michelle A. Hansen
4 “Faye” From: Dragon’s Lair by Chantal Fernando
5 “Evelyn Baine” From: Vanished by Elizabeth Heiter

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TOP 5 “I WANT ONE OF THOSE” PROTECTIVE & HOT MALE CHARACTERS OF 2014(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

1 “Dex ‘Sin’ Black” From: Dragon’s Lair by Chantal Fernando
2 “Johnnie ‘John-Boy'” From: Misled by Kathryn Kelly
3 “Matt McKinney” From: Worth The Fall by Claudia Connor
4 “Mitch Nichols” From: My Skylar by Penelope Ward
5 “Kace” From: Becoming A Jett Girl by Meghan Quinn

Looking forward to the mind-blowing books I’ll be reviewing in 2015… see ya for that after the next New Year! 🙂

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: STEPBROTHER DEAREST by Penelope Ward

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Stepbrother Dearest’ by Penelope Ward.

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Title: STEPBROTHER DEAREST
Author: Penelope Ward
Publishing date: September 29th, 2014
(Review based on ARC copy – early review)

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The Synopsis for ‘Stepbrother Dearest’ (via: Goodreads) :

You’re not supposed to want the one who torments you.

When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be.

I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here.
I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room.
But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him.

At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. Then, things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night.

Just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California.

It had been years since I’d seen Elec.

When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again.

And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.

I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.

Stepbrother Dearest is a standalone novel.

**Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘STEPBROTHER DEAREST’:

I was very excited to be able to read and review an ARC (early copy) of Penelope Ward’s latest novel “Stepbrother Dearest” after reading the blurb/synopsis for it.  The cover is not too bad either: sexy guy, tattooed and shirtless…can’t ask for anything more. 🙂  The story is written in the main female character Greta Hansen’s P.O.V.(point of view) but you also get a look into the main male character Elec O’Rourke’s P.O.V.(point of view) when he writes his autobiography.  So, it is nice to get to experience the story with two P.O.V.’s in that way.

We first meet Greta Hansen who lives in Boston with her mother Sarah and stepfather Randy.  She is a teenager in high school and an only child.  Her character finds out that her step-dad’s son Elec, will be moving from California to live with them and complete his final year of high school in Boston.  What Greta is expecting is getting the chance to get to know her stepbrother but that isn’t exactly what happens.  Her life will be changed when Elec moves in and begins to torment her.

Elec O’Rourke hasn’t really had much of a loving relationship with his father Randy.  He has lived with his mother Pilar in California and blames his father Randy for his mother’s depression after they separated.  When he must move in with Randy on the other side of the country in Boston, he had made up his mind to make life a living hell for his new step-mom and her teenaged daughter, whom he had never met before.  When he moves in, his plan is in motion but his agenda begins to change.

Stepbrother Dearest has a great mixture of steamy moments, romance, emotional highs and lows.  This novel brings you everything that a Penelope Ward novel usually delivers in the end: satisfaction to the readers.  The story covers Greta and Elec’s lives when they are teens and again when they are adults.  Will Greta ever find out why Elec is determined to cause trouble when he first arrives to Boston?  Is there more to Elec and Randy’s past, causing them to bump heads constantly?  Can time heal all wounds? Who will find romance and who will have to live without?  This is a great story and I do recommend it.  If you’re a fan of Penelope Ward, this is another fantastic story.  Check this one out when it comes out. It’s different but still amazing in the ways a romance novel should be.

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Reader Warning: **Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘STEPBROTHER DEAREST’  4 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined Elec and Greta while reading ‘STEPBROTHER DEAREST’:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘STEPBROTHER DEAREST’

Greta’s thoughts:  I had never felt so out of control of my own body and was silently begging it to stop reacting so intensely toward him. Let’s face it. My body was an imbecile with poor judgement. How could it want something so badly that hated it right back?

Elec and Greta’s date:  “Let’s go. You’re not getting in his car.”-Elec.
“Who the fuck do you think you are, trying to take my date home?”
“I am her home, fucknut.” -Elec.

Greta’s thoughts: …I thought about how ironic it was that this guy who’d done nothing but try to chase me away and intimidate me was the one person in the world I felt like I wanted to protect.

Greta and Elec:  “Are you nervous?”
“I just don’t want to hurt you.” The way he looked at me when he said it made me realize he wasn’t really talking about the physical pain. He didn’t want me getting attached to him.
My chest tightened, and I was pretty sure it was a lie when I said, “You won’t.”
You will, but I want you anyways.

Elec’s thoughts:  Through death there was life. Through hate there was love. “In the end, there was you, and that made it all worth it.”  In the same way that you can easily switch the letters of a word around to see another hidden meaning, such is life. A life can be defined by its hardships or its blessings. It’s all a matter of how you look at it.

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NEW! COVER REVEAL for the upcoming novel titled:
‘STEPBROTHER DEAREST’ by Author Penelope Ward.

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Synopsis for ‘STEPBROTHER DEAREST’:

You’re not supposed to want the one who torments you.

When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be.

I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here.
I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room.
But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him.

At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. Then, things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night.

Just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California.

It had been years since I’d seen Elec.

When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again.

And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.

I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.

Stepbrother Dearest is a standalone novel.

**Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language.  It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+

‘Stepbrother Dearest’ Novel Release Date: September 2014

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A Blogging Reader’s Review: MY SKYLAR by Penelope Ward

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘My Skylar’ (Gemini Series-Book #3) by Penelope Ward.

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(This review will also be posted on Amazon.com and Goodreads.com)

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Title: MY SKYLAR
Author: Penelope Ward
Series: Gemini Series (book #3)
Publishing date: June 12th, 2014

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The Synopsis for ‘My Skylar’ (via: Goodreads) :

From the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling romance, Jake Undone, comes a friends-to-lovers story of longing, passion, betrayal and redemption……with a twist that will rip your heart out.

Skylar was my best friend, but I secretly pined for her. One thing after another kept us apart, and I’ve spent the last decade in fear of losing her forever.

First, it was the cancer, but she survived only to face the unthinkable at my hands. Because of me, she left town. For years, I thought I’d never see her again.

But now she’s back…and living with him.

I don’t deserve her after everything I’ve put her through, but I can’t live without her. This is my last chance, because she’s about to make the biggest mistake of her life. I can see it her eyes: she doesn’t love him. She still loves me…which is why I have to stop her before it’s too late.

My Skylar is a STANDALONE novel and a companion to Jake Undone.

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘MY SKYLAR (Gemini Series book #3)’:

‘My Skylar’ is the third novel of the ‘Gemini Series’ by Author Penelope Ward.  I was very excited to finally read the story of Skylar, who we met in the Gemini Series’ second novel ‘Jake Undone.’  FYI, there are cameos from Nina and Jake from ‘Jake Undone'(Gemini Series book #2). Yes, Penelope Ward continues to prove herself as a talented author and one of my favorites, thanks to ‘Jake Undone’. Now ‘My Skylar’ has just sealed the deal…again.  In this novel, we get the chance to read the story through three P.O.V.’s(point of views).  We mainly get to read through the two main character’s views, Skylar Seymour and Mitch Nichols but we also get a small third P.O.V. from what I’d call a villain type of character named Charisma.

Mitch Nichols was sent to stay with his grandmother for the summer when he was eleven years old.  His parents were having relationship issues, making Mitch feel angry and hopeless. He had no idea that during that summer, his life would be changed beginning with one innocent encounter on a playground with a skinny little ten year old girl, with her hair in two-neat-braids.  His life begins to head down a path that somehow always leads to one girl, who he could never forget.  Mitch has held onto a fear that causes him to keep his growing feelings for Skylar on a friends only level because of his fear of becoming someone like his father.

Skylar Seymour began to build a friendship over one special summer with the boy who wore a Yankees cap all the time, Mitch. When he had to leave, both had no clue when and if they’d see each other again but those childhood memories would always be with them.  As years go by, she is faced with dilemmas in life and love.  Will Skylar ever be able to have the one boy she’s always missed and cared for the most…

The story of Skylar and Mitch covers about a fifteen year time-span.  There are so many moments and troubled issues they each have to deal with such as: dating, jealousy, experiencing their firsts, Cancer, love, heartbreak, happiness and life.  First Cancer threatens their happiness. Then, when Skylar is faced with a situation that could rip Mitch and her completely apart, would she be able to ever forgive him? Skylar and Mitch’s lives are face with issues that could rip people apart and moments that would mend them back together. Is their love still strong enough after time goes by, to help Skylar see what is right in front of her, before it’s too late?

This story is one of those amazing finds that brings you as close to perfection as you could get from a Contemporary Romance. ‘My Skylar’ will make you laugh hysterically, giggle like a fool, cry like the heartbreaking moments are your own and just leave you delightfully sated from such a great emotional story. I absolutely recommend this great novel and this series. The stories are always satisfying as a novel should be. After reading ‘My Skylar’, I am left with teary eyes, a gratified heart and the urge to go to McDonald’s.  Once you’ve read this beautiful story, you’ll get it! 🙂

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Reader Warning: Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

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

1 star rating 4.5

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How I imagined Skylar and Mitch while reading ‘MY SKYLAR’:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘MY SKYLAR’

Mitch’s thoughts:  I was seething. HIM.  I didn’t even know him, and I wanted to destroy him.  All I know was that he had the only thing I’d ever wanted.

Young Mitch and his grandmother: “Hey, Gram.”
“Did you have fun, honey?”
I thought about it before answering. “Yeah.”
“Good. I saw you met Skylar Seymour.”
“Huh? Yeah…what…you…you know her?”
“Of course. She lives right across the street from me.”
Jackpot.

Skylar’s thoughts: What I loved about Mitch Nichols: He had pointy ears like Dr. Spock from Dad’s favorite show, Star Trek. He liked to suck on ketchup packets as a snack. And he called me Skylar, not Sky.
What I hated about Mitch Nichols: At the end of August, he would be gone.
That summer, in two short months, he became the best friend I ever had.

Mitch and Skylar: “Have you ever kissed anyone?”
She shook her head no but didn’t say anything.
“Are you planning to give him your first kiss?”
“Probably.”
The jealousy that nearly made me insane earlier returned in full force.  “You can’t do that.”
“Why?”
My heart pounded in anticipation of what I was about to do.  “Because I’m stealing it.”

Skylar and Mitch: “How do you know there’s a God?”
“Because once, when I was a little boy, I felt hopeless, like my world was ending. I prayed hard one night and asked him to send me a sign that he was listening.”
“What happened?”
“The very next day, I met you for the first time.”
“And he sent you to me.”

Mitch and Skylar: I grabbed her face. “He can’t take you away from me because our story’s not finished.”
She put her forehead on mine. “To be continued.”
“To be continued,” I said over her lips.

Mitch’s thoughts:  Through her frailty, I saw her soul -the essence of why I’d always loved her.  It shined brighter, no longer paling in the reflection of her physical beauty.  It made me realize that I truly loved her from the inside out, not the other way around.

Mitch’s thoughts:  Either way, it became abundantly clear that with this new threat looming, I had to fight harder and faster.  I no longer had months to get her to see that she belonged with me.  Maybe I would never be the safe choice, but I was the right choice.  I would love her harder than I ever hurt her.

Skylar’s thoughts:  In that moment, I chose to set aside my fears and truly saw him for the first time since home.
My Mitch.
The boy. The Teenager. The man. His eyes were the one constant and the window into the soul of all three. I’d loved them all equally.

Mitch’s thoughts: I was overcome with emotion as I peered into her eyes and saw my entire world staring back at me: my past, my present and my future.
My Skylar.

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Happy Release Day – Blitz for ‘MY SKYLAR’ by Author Penelope Ward.

HAPPY RELEASE DAY-BLITZ for ‘MY SKYLAR’ by Penelope Ward

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Novel Name: My Skylar (Gemini Series – book #3)
Author: Penelope Ward
Release Date: June 12, 2014
Digital copies can be found on Amazon, B&N, iTunes and Kobo

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Synopsis for ‘MY SKYLAR'(Gemini Series – book #3):

From the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling romance, Jake Undone, comes a friends-to-lovers story of longing, passion, betrayal and redemption…

Skylar was my best friend, but I secretly pined for her. One thing after another kept us apart, and I’ve spent the last decade in fear of losing her forever.

First, it was the cancer, but she survived only to face the unthinkable at my hands. Because of me, she left town. For years, I thought I’d never see her again.

But now she’s back…and living with him.

I don’t deserve her after everything I’ve put her through, but I can’t live without her. This is my last chance, because she’s about to make the biggest mistake of her life. I can see it her eyes: she doesn’t love him. She still loves me…which is why I have to stop her before it’s too late.

**Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+

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My Skylar is a STANDALONE novel and a companion to Jake Undone.

Click the JAKE UNDONE cover below to read our review for that novel now.

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MY SKYLAR (#3) Novel Release Date: Thursday-June 12th, 2014

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