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!

top-20-books-review-2016-d


🌺

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! 🙂 🎉

⭐★⭐📚⭐★⭐

1-books-51-books-6

#1 – EL DIABLO by Author M. ROBINSON

el-diablo-book-1-m-robinson(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#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

neighbors-by-stylo-fantome-1(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#5 – PAPER PRINCESS by Author ERIN WATT

Paper Princess by Erin Watt 1(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#6 – ANTI-STEPBROTHER by Author TIJAN

anti-stepbrother-1(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#7 – SUGAR DADDY by Author SAWYER BENNETT

Sugar Daddy 1a(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#8 – NEIGHBOR DEAREST by Author PENELOPE WARD

neighbor-dearest-1(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#9 – MISFIT by Author KATHRYN KELLY

Misfit 1(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#10 – LAST RIDE by Author CHANTAL FERNANDO

wind-dragons-mc-5-5-last-ride-by-chantal-fernando-1(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#11 – DEEP REDEMPTION by Author TILLIE COLE

Deep Redemption 1(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#12 – EDEN’S DELIVERANCE by Author RHENNA MORGAN

edens-deliverance-1-book-4(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#13 – BROKEN PRINCE by Author ERIN WATT

The Broken Prince 1(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#14 – CHAOS BOUND by Author SARAH CASTILLE

Sinner's Tribe MC Series Book 4 - Chaos Bound(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#15 – A VEIL OF VINES by Author TILLIE COLE

1-veil-of-vines-2(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#16 – MONDAY by Author E. L. TODD

Monday by E.L. Todd 1(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#17 – THE HARD COUNT by Author GINGER SCOTT

The Hard Count 1(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#18 – RAVAGE by Author TILLIE COLE

RAVAGE 1(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#19 – WORTH IT ALL by Author CLAUDIA CONNOR

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

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#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)

⭐★⭐📚⭐★⭐

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

1 bravo 1

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

⭐★⭐📚⭐★⭐

More Categories for The Books of 2016!

(Not listed in any particular order.)

💜

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

1 cool author
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)

💕

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

1 in love 21 in love 1

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)

👍

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

1 in love 31 the moment 1

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)

💋

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

1 hes hot 31-hes-hot-111 hes hot 1

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

🌺

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

1 strong females 3

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

💋

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

1 strong male 31 hes hot 8

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

💜

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

1 reading 1

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)

📚

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

1 reading 2

Authors: If you would like to request a Book Review from BooksMoviesFandoms, please click here: 

REVIEW MY BOOK, PLEASE! 🙂

📚Happy Reading📚

1 tag 1b

Check us out & Follow on Twitter: @BooksMoviesFans

Top 20 Books I Reviewed in 2015 and More! (booksmoviesfandoms.wordpress.com)

Top 20 Books I Reviewed in 2014 (booksmoviesfandoms.wordpress.com)

A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: In Your Dreams by Ginger Scott.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘In Your Dreams’ (Standalone. Spin-Off to the Falling Series – #4) by Ginger Scott.

📚

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

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: IN YOUR DREAMS
Author: Ginger Scott
Series: Spin-off/Standalone of Falling Series
Publishing date: March 29th, 2016
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

📚

(Click the Cover below to order a copy of ‘In Your Dreams’ Now)

In Your Dreams 1

ORDER LINKS:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Your-Dreams-Falling-Book-ebook/dp/B01C5V1VVS/

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/in-your-dreams/id1087675690?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=Ge6fCwAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/in-your-dreams-17

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-your-dreams-ginger-scott/1123478400?ean=2940152889321

The Synopsis:

Casey Coffield has a growing list of personal flaws he keeps locked away in his head:
He’s never on time.
His list of IOUs to his best friend is endless.
Money is always short.
Goals are never in reach.

Oh, and he’s decided to add college drop-out to that list, too. He doesn’t really think that last one’s such a bad thing, but his family insists it is, so it stays on the list.

On paper, he’s a zero. But in person, when he’s mixing tracks for a sea of bodies at the hottest clubs and parties, he’s downright irresistible. Just-right stubble on his chin, body of a boxer and a smirk that stimulates all the right nerves—women have never been a problem. They flock to his swagger and fall for his charm…fast.

All except for this one.

Purple hair, gray eyes, a raspy voice and sass, Murphy Sullivan is a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll. And her and Casey? They have history. He can’t remember it, but she wrote a song about him—and it’s not exactly a love song. But it is good. Damn good. And uncovering her inspiration just might be the key to solving a few of his shortcomings—not to mention open doors to his own big break in the music industry.

But sometimes dreams get messy when they collide. Sometimes life changes patterns. A past paints the wrong picture and futures get cloudy. The only question that remains is who will you choose when the dust settles—you? Or the girl of your dreams?

** This book is a Falling Series spin-off. It can be read as a standalone. **

______

My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘IN YOUR DREAMS’ by Ginger Scott:

This is technically the 4th novel of The Falling Series but can be read as a Spin-Off Standalone novel titled “In Your Dreams” by Author Ginger Scott. This novel is of the New Adult genre as well as being a Contemporary Romance story. In Your Dreams is written in the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views), Casey Coffield and Murphy Sullivan.

Casey Coffield has his own dreams that don’t fit with the way his meticulous and over-achiever parents choose to live, particularly his father. It’s almost the complete opposite. His father is a workaholic and had plans for Casey to follow in his footsteps as most of his sisters did, to be an engineer. Casey on the other hand, made plans for himself. He manages to live on his own while pursuing his dream. He loves music and to make music magic, while mixing great sounds together like the talented DJ that he is.

When Casey’s roommate Eli, gives him a link to a video, he’s thrown into a tailspin of questions and curiosity. In that video, all he has is a voice, lyrics with his name in it, and a place he knows nothing about. Who is this girl singing such heartfelt words with the beautiful voice in the shadowy video? On top of dealing with this question, he finds out some major family news to add to the mix of twists in his life.

Murphy Sullivan has been trying to perfect her singing and songwriting talent. The dimly-lit place “Paul’s” that she does open-min-night at has been feeding her craving to perform without the worry of being open and in front of a spotlight. When someone from her past shows up one night to open-mic-night, she knows that it’s probably because of her brother Lane’s video he posted of her performance.

Casey has fallen for the voice of the girl with purple hair. He sees her talent and as a music-mixologist, he plans to try to bring attention to her voice. While pursuing her for her talent, he can’t ignore the ever-growing feelings he’s getting for Murphy. But it all comes back to: Why did Murphy write a song about Casey Coffield? What is their history and why doesn’t he even remember her from high school?

There is a history there between Murphy and Casey that may not be what we expect and sometimes, the smallest influence we make on someone can become a huge influence on their life choices. Casey was always the popular guy through high-school and never a bad looking guy. Murphy usually just blended in with the background in high-school and never really stood out due to her insecurities. When these two meet, things take a turn in both of their lives that will lead them both down a path of choices and possibilities, while also having to face their fears. “In Your Dreams” is a sweet and enchanting story about finding yourself and finding someone that may not be what they seemed but truly becomes special along the way. Check out this wonderful story if this sounds like your kind of love and life story. 🙂

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘IN YOUR DREAMS’  4 out of 5 stars:

1 star rating 4

👏

How I imagined the characters while reading ‘IN YOUR DREAMS’:

2-collage -3 In Your Dreams

TEASERS FOR ‘IN YOUR DREAMS’

In Your Dreams 8In Your Dreams 9In Your Dreams 7In Your Dreams 4

__________________________________________________

MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘IN YOUR DREAMS’

Casey’s thoughts & mystery girl’s lyrics:  She could be just about anyone, but I swear I don’t know this girl. The strumming of the guitar starts soft, and then her voice comes in. “Shadow of a girl, lurking in other people’s shadows…let her go by, let her dance along…”  This girl– whoever the hell she is– she’s an artist. I can also tell when she’s about to sing again, because her form leans in toward the mic. “In your dreams… Casey Coffield.”

Casey’s thoughts:  I know the fact that I’m walking away with only a semester left on my degree for some pipe dream will disappoint both of my parents, but it feels right. And maybe there’s some small part of me that sees the fantasy playing out to an end where I get to show my family how successful I am– and they’re proud.

Murphy’s thoughts:  I love that song. I wrote it as a way to clean out a lot of crap left over in my head, old feelings and frustrations from high school. It’s been four years, and really– I’m over most of it. But there are still those days where a thought penetrates my daily routine, and I think about how I never quite fit in. It’s partly my fault; I didn’t want to fit in.

Murphy and Casey:  “You don’t remember me?”
He may be charming as hell, but damn if he’d bad at poker faces. “Oh. My. God. You don’t remember me!”
“I sort of remember you,” he stammers, walking behind me to the front door.
…I want Casey gone. “You are such a…”
“I’m a lot of things. I know, trust me. I’ve been told,” he says. I laugh at first, but his eyes meet mine in a small struggle with the door, and there’s a certain unfiltered honesty in them that I must give him credit for.

Casey’s thoughts:  I want to see her dance. I wait just long enough, smiling at her and moving my head along with the vibe until I feel it in my gut. There’s always a moment- it’s what makes me good. I’ve had it since the first time I touched a soundboard. This is the high I was talking about, and Murphy- she’s there. I’m about to be her undoing without even laying a hand on her.

Murphy and her best friend Sam:  My college boyfriends were boring, my high school ones non-existent. Damn it all to hell if I haven’t just shot straight into scintillating territory for her with Casey! “Fine, I have a little crush,” I say, my voice jumping eight octaves, my shoulders shrugging to my ears. Stamp guilty on my forehead.
“You don’t have a little crush, Murph. You freaking have the hots for Casey Coffield!” she practically cackles. “Oh and girl…mmmmm… he’s got it back. I know it!”

Casey and Murphy:  “I will celebrate half birthdays, plaster on those weird-ass nose strips, and rock out to hair bands with you every night if that’s what you’d like to do.”
“I’d like that very much, Casey Coffield. I may even write a song about it,” she says against my lips, and my impatient mouth takes over, kissing her and pressing her body into the still-scratched car door that marks the first time she stole my heart more than a year ago. She’s never gotten it fixed, and I’ve never been the same.

💗

AUTHORS-If you have a book you would like me to review, please email me at: BooksMoviesFandoms@yahoo.com. Thank You!

📚

1 tag 1b

Check us out & Follow on Twitter:  @BooksMoviesFans

A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘A Thousand Boy Kisses’ by Tillie Cole.

📚

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

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: A THOUSAND BOY KISSES
Author: Tillie Cole
Series: Standalone
Publishing date: March 15th, 2016
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

📚

(Click the Cover below to order a copy of ‘A Thousand Boy Kisses’ Now)

A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole

The Synopsis:

One kiss lasts a moment.
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.

One boy.
One girl.
A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade.
A bond that neither time nor distance can break.
A bond that will last forever.
Or so they believe.
When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation?
Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come.

Standalone Young Adult Tearjerker Romance.
For ages 14 and up.

 

______

My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘A THOUSAND BOY KISSES’ by Tillie Cole:

This is the latest novel by the amazingly-fabulous author Tillie Cole. This novel is titled “A Thousand Boy Kisses” and it can fall under a Young Adult and New Adult book, but primarily should be listed as a brilliant Contemporary Romance novel. This one is by far one of my new favorites! It received the rating it has because the depths it reaches are astronomical in the romance charts. A Thousand Boy Kisses is written in the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views), Rune Erik Kristiansen and Poppy “Poppymin” Litchfield.

When young 5 year old Rune Erik Kristiansen first learns of his family’s move to America, he doesn’t understand it completely and really hates the idea of leaving his home in Norway. When he meets his new neighbor in Georgia, he quickly finds himself not hating his new home so much anymore. Now that he made a new best friend in the upbeat neighbor-girl named Poppy with her unique personality and that interesting white bow in her hair.

Since Poppy Litchfield was a child, even before meeting Rune, she had always been an adventurous and spirited child. Upon meeting her new neighbor Rune, she finds a partner and long-lasting friendship that seems strong enough to stand against the test of time. But not everything works out the way we’d hope for in life sometimes. When someone near and dear to her, gives her a jar with one-thousand hearts and tells her to have a long adventure living and collecting one-thousand memorable kisses, she doesn’t hesitate to begin her journey.

In this heartfelt, deeply-emotional, and passionately-touching story, we see that not everything is predictable and doesn’t go as expected when it comes to life. Sometimes we find ourselves doing things for others that they may not always understand, when love and heartbreak are involved, even if it comes from a good place. Will Poppy and Rune be able to hold onto what they share with the promise of “infinity, forever and always?” Or will time tear them apart? And can you truly and wholeheartedly promise yourself to one person for the rest of your life?

As per request of this amazing author, to respect the storyline of this beautifully written novel, and to make sure other readers get the chance to be enchanted by the emotional journey this story promises, I will keep my review as spoiler free as I can. The story of Rune and Poppy is such a wondrous tearjerker, breathtaking contemporary romance, that will touch your soul in such a substantially-intense way. I highly recommend this novel completely! This is only the second novel that I’ve rated a perfect 5 star rating! It’s that remarkable. “A Thousand Boy Kisses” is perfection and Tillie has gone above and beyond. Be ready with the tissue and for the feelings you will strongly experience reading this. It’s so worth a read! Make sure you get this one today! ❤

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘A THOUSAND BOY KISSES’  5 out of 5 stars:

5 star rating

👏

How I imagined the characters while reading ‘A THOUSAND BOY KISSES’:

1 collage 1c

__________________________________________________

MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘A THOUSAND BOY KISSES’

Rune’s thoughts:  I liked her laugh and I liked the big white bow in her hair.
Maybe Georgia won’t be so bad after all, I thought, not if I have Poppy Litchfield as my very best friend.
And that was Poppy and me from that day on.
Poppy and Rune.
Best friends for infinity.
Or so I thought.
Funny how things change.

Poppy and Rune as young children:  “When the boy I love kisses me, when it feels so special that my heart might almost burst-only the extra-special kisses- I’m to write the details down on one of these hearts.”
“You’re my best friend, I don’t want you to kiss boys!”
“But I have to. I have to for my adventure. A thousand kisses is a lot, Rune. A lot! You’d still be my best friend. No one will ever mean more to me than you, silly thing.”
Poppymin! It means my Poppy. For infinity, forever and always. You’re MY Poppy!”

Poppy:  “Kiss number three hundred and fifty-four. With my Rune, in the blossom grove… and my heart almost burst.”

Rune and Poppy:  She was like a bird: at its most beautiful when flying free.
“Can you feel it, Rune?” she asked, her eyes still closed as she soaked up the warming sun.
“What?” I asked, finding my voice.
“Life!” she called, laughing harder as the wind changed direction, almost knocking her off her feet.

Poppy to Rune:  “When I look at you, when you touch me, when I see your face… when we kiss, my heart plays a song. It sings that it needs you like I need air. It sings to me that I adore you. It sings that I’ve found its perfect missing part.”

Poppy’s thoughts:  Because I didn’t need grand gestures or fairy tales; a normal life with the boy I loved would have always been enough. Even in this moment, it was worth everything.

Poppy’s thoughts:  When Rune pulled back and stared into my eyes, I knew that this kiss would be handwritten on a pink paper heart with more devotion than any of those that had gone before.
Kiss eight hundred and nineteen was the kiss that changed it all. The kiss that proved that a long-haired brooding boy from Norway and a quirky girl from the Deep South could find a love to rival the greats.

AUTHORS-If you have a book you would like me to review, please email me at: BooksMoviesFandoms@yahoo.com. Thank You!

📚

1 tag 1b

Check us out & Follow on Twitter:  @BooksMoviesFans

BOOK-COVER REVEAL: ‘In Your Dreams’ by Ginger Scott.

New! COVER REVEAL for the upcoming novel:
‘IN YOUR DREAMS’ (Standalone. Spin-off to the Falling Series) by Author Ginger Scott.

In Your Dreams 1

Full Book Cover Reveal for ‘In Your Dreams’

In Your Dreams 2

📚

Synopsis for ‘IN YOUR DREAMS’:

Casey Coffield has a growing list of personal flaws he keeps locked away
in his head:
He’s never on time.
His list of IOUs to his best friend is endless.
Money is always short.
Goals are never in reach.

Oh, and he’s decided to add college drop-out to that list, too. He doesn’t
really think that last one’s such a bad thing, but his family insists it
is, so it stays on the list.

On paper, he’s a zero. But in person, when he’s mixing tracks for a sea of
bodies at the hottest clubs and parties, he’s downright irresistible.
Just-right stubble on his chin, body of a boxer and a smirk that
stimulates all the right nerves—women have never been a problem. They
flock to his swagger and fall for his charm…fast.

All except for this one.

Purple hair, gray eyes, a raspy voice and sass, Murphy Sullivan is a
little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll. And her and Casey? They
have history. He can’t remember it, but she wrote a song about him—and
it’s not exactly a love song. But it is good. Damn good. And uncovering
her inspiration just might be the key to solving a few of his
shortcomings—not to mention open doors to his own big break in the music
industry.

But sometimes dreams get messy when they collide. Sometimes life changes
patterns. A past paints the wrong picture and futures get cloudy. The only
question that remains is who will you choose when the dust settles—you? Or
the girl of your dreams?

📚

Add ‘THIS IS FALLING’, ‘YOU AND EVERYTHING AFTER’ and ‘THE GIRL  WAS BEFORE’ Now to your ‘Want To Read’ List on Goodreads.com by clicking the buttons below:

This Is Falling on Goodreads

This Is Falling

YOu and Everything After on Goodreads

You and Everything After

The Girl I Was Before on Goodreads

The Girl I Was Before

ginger scott 4

‘In Your Dreams’ Novel Release Date: March 29th, 2016

📚

1 tag 1b

Check us out & Follow on Twitter: @BooksMoviesFans

📚

Related Articles

Book Review! Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for ‘This Is Falling’ (Falling Series – book #1 by Ginger Scott (booksmoviesfandoms.wordpress.com)

Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review & Character Q&A for ‘You And Everything After’ (Falling Series – book #2) by Ginger Scott (booksmoviesfandoms.wordpress.com)

Book Review! Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for ‘The Girl I Was Before’ (Falling Series – book #3) by Ginger Scott (booksmoviesfandoms.wordpress.com)

Book Review! Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for ‘How We Deal With Gravity’ by Ginger Scott (booksmoviesfandoms.wordpress.com)

Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review for ‘Waiting On The Sidelines Series’ by Ginger Scott (booksmoviesfandoms.wordpress.com)

Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review for ‘Blindness’ by Ginger Scott (booksmoviesfandoms.wordpress.com)

A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: Black Dawn by Cristin Harber.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Black Dawn’(Titan Series #6 – Standalone) by Cristin Harber.

📚

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

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: BLACK DAWN
Author: Cristin Harber
Series: Titan Series – book #6
Publishing date: July 14th, 2015
(Review based on an ARC-early copy)

📚

(Click the Cover below to order a copy of ‘Black Dawn’ Now)

Black Dawn by Cristin Harber

The Synopsis:

Parker Black wants the one woman he shouldn’t have—his buddy’s girl. She sweet and smart, but clueless about how deep Parker lives in Titan’s virtual world. Everything is controlled. Chaos is mastered. Black and white data and risk analyst. That is the way he understands his world, how he plays his role to keep Titan teams alive.

But he’s wrong.

About everything.

Lexi Dare lives two lives. She’s an unhappy fiancé stuck in a spiraling relationship, unsure how she ended up with a ring on her finger and an abuser in her bed. But she’s also elusive. Elite. A master hacker playing deadly stakes.

When the lines blur and the truth comes out, Lexi’s only shot at survival is the trust of her rival—her equal—before it’s too late.

 

______

My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘BLACK DAWN’ (A Dark Obsession Novel Series – book #1 – Standalone):

This is the sixth novel of the Titan series by the incredible author Cristin Harber and it’s titled “Black Dawn.”  I’ve read other novels from Cristin Harber and am definitely a fan of her amazing work, so when I was invited to read and review this standalone novel which is a part of an action-packed series. I had not had the chance to read any of the other novels of this series but since this was a standalone, I couldn’t pass up the chance to read something from this novel series. This novel is a part of the genres of contemporary romance, suspense and has a military tone intertwined. Reader’s will be reading this novel from a total of four character’s P.O.V.(point of view) which are Lexi Dare, Parker Black, Matt Pindon and Phiber.

Parker Black is a member of a secretive and elite private security group that goes by the name of Titan. He’s tall, strong and very attractive so when people find out that he’s also tech-savvy and smart, it comes as a surprise. He’s not all brawn and no brain, not even close. He’s had a friendship with Matt Pindon since childhood. Matt is wild, fun, outgoing and always has a snarky remark about everyone around him that he plays-down with a joking undertone to it. Parker has always been focused on his work and his “family”, the other members of Titan and nothing else has ever made him lose focus. No woman, no silly hobbies and not even the “nerd” jokes his buddy Matt slings his way every now and again.

When Matt Pindon meets a beautiful leather-clad blonde named Lexi at the bar one night, she isn’t at all receptive to his come-on one-liners but when he finally breaks a tiny piece of shield and gets her to give him her number, it would be the start of something more. Too bad, the something more would be a bad path to a violent ,abusive, and manipulative relationship that would grow into something very unhealthy. Matt’s constant drinking problem and excuses of why he was pissed off as well as why he could never hold a job would lead to him having angry outbursts that Lexi unfortunately was usually on the receiving end of.

Lexi Dare loved her bike, wearing leather and hacking into things that needed her special touch. When she met Matt, she didn’t want anything to do with him because her focus was on her work but she finally gave in. He offered her something she never had since she grew up in the foster care system: someone to love her, someone to protect her and someone to love. But the twisted way Matt loved Lexi, was not what she expected. It seemed to grow worse the longer she stayed in that relationship. She met Parker through Matt and always had a little secret crush on him because he seemed so different in comparison to Matt. Lexi’s horrible relationship was not the only secret she’s been living with, she also kept her “job” a secret from most people in her life. Lexi is a professional hacker and has developed a new program that her hacker friend “Shadow” has been helping to try to find a buyer for. This would be her way out of her bad situation. Sell her program, use the money to disappear. Simple right? Not quite. A very bad group of people are dead set on stealing her work and are willing to go to any extreme to get it in their hands. And it does not matter who dies along the way.

“Black Dawn” was such an intense and mind-blowing novel about living a lie and finding yourself in the midst of chaos. Who is SliverChaos? And who is BlackDawn? What will happen if these dangerous people get a hold of Lexi’s program? Who can Lexi trust and who is out to get her? Can Lexi escape her controlling and abusive fiance Matt before it’s too late? Will Parker ever be able to deal with his secret feelings for someone he shouldn’t want? And what secrets is Parker hiding? All of the answers can be found in “Black Dawn” to which I highly recommend. It’s suspenseful, steamy with a great romance story as well as being packed with a great amount of action.  As I mentioned earlier, I have not read the previous novels in this series but if they are anything like this, then they must be amazing. This was such an enjoyable and exciting story. You should definitely check this one out! 🙂

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

1 star rating 4.5

👏

How I imagined the characters while reading ‘BLACK DAWN’:

1 collage 3

__________________________________________________

MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘BLACK DAWN’

Matt’s thoughts:  She was the kind of cool that rocked his world. Beautiful with a style that screamed sexy and confident, and that kind of scream he wanted in his bed tonight. Blond hair that was a shade darker than platinum and blue eyes that shone so light and bright in a bar of fussed up, boozed up women. This woman was out of his league, and that kind of challenge was a rarity. Hell, challenge accepted.

Lexi’s thoughts:  Whenever there was a big corporate hacker challenge during the day, one of the top dogs in the cyber world threw a rager that night. Tonight was all her doing, though few knew who she was. Anonymity was comfortable. It had been her one constant over the years, even if some hackers had tried to connect her name and handle. To most, she was just a regular party girl who worked the underground scene.

Lexi’s thoughts on “Shadow”:  Over the years, he’d made himself her father figure as well as her business adviser.
Lose the douche.
Those were Shadow’s only words of wisdom when she mentioned the engagement. As if it were that simple. Shadow had been by her side since she was seventeen. Last year, for their ten-year working relationship anniversary, he took her to Paris, where they disabled the security and paid off the guards for a private tour of the Louvre. Shadow had a lot of friends in dark places.

Lexi’s thoughts on “BlackDawn”:  She’d never met him in person but chatted with him almost every week. Years ago, they’d formed an alliance because sometimes hacks needed more than one set of hands. Sometimes code needed another mind mulling it over. BlackDawn was one of the very few hackers who could hold their own at the highest echelons. But she and he were also slightly competitive.

Jake’s thoughts:  Instead of replaying the constant battle of leave-versus-one-day-it-will-be-better, Lexi focused on their weekend plans. They were meeting up with a few of his friends, so even if he did drink, he wouldn’t be a complete jerk to her. At least while they were in public. Plus there was a good chance that Parker Black, the crush that she’d never admit to, would be there too. Her heart picked up its pace.

Parker’s thoughts:  She smelled like sweet citrus. Like sugar and lemons. His mouth watered. Couple his visceral reactions with the plain fact that he did not want to let go, and the situation was complicated. That was problematic because he wasn’t familiar with complicated.

Lexi’s thoughts:  His lips were so right, so absolutely perfectly beautiful that she forgot to do more than just exist. She memorized his taste as he urged her to open, letting his tongue tease hers. His hands held her as though she was precious yet unbreakable as his fingers flexed into her back. Every time she’d dreamed about his kiss, her most spectacular thoughts were nothing like this.

Lexi’s thoughts:  A man she hadn’t seen before walked from the shadows. He circled her, assessing and judging. His intense scrutiny wasn’t about her as a woman but a hacker. She could sense her people, and this guy was a wannabe-elite hacker, a man with no scruples. He was evil. It flowed in the air as he breathed. His eyes were as intelligent as they were dead. He had no morals, no compass, no thought for humanity. He was as emotionless as she’d ever seen a person. It was completely terrifying.

AUTHORS-If you have a book you would like me to review, please email me at: BooksMoviesFandoms@yahoo.com. Thank You!

📚

1 tag 1b

Check us out & Follow on Twitter:  @BooksMoviesFans

A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: ‘Against All Odds’ by J. L. Perry.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Against All Odds – Angel’s Story’ by J. L. Perry.

📚

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

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: AGAINST ALL ODDS – ANGEL’S STORY
Author: J. L. Perry
Series: Destiny Series (Standalone – book #4)
Publishing date: May 26th, 2015
(Review based on an ARC-early copy)

📚

(Click the Cover below to order a copy of ‘Against All Odds’ Now)

Against All Odds by J. L. Perry

The Synopsis:

Angel and Chase come from two different worlds. Angel grew up privileged. Her father is CEO of Cavanagh and Associates and her mother owns a successful dance school. Chase on the other hand grew up with a neglectful, manipulating mother, who put her numerous husbands and boyfriends before the welfare of her own son. So much so that when he was twelve, his stepfather at the time, who also happens to be a member of a notorious bikie gang, walked away from his marriage, taking Chase with him.

Angel

Angel is daddy’s little princess. In his eyes, no one is good enough for his little girl. Due to his overprotectiveness, at the age of twenty-two she’s never had a serious boyfriend. She decides to move away from home to finish school, so she can experience all that life has to offer. That includes men.

When she meets Chase Daniels, sparks fly. He’s the ultimate womanising bad boy. Even though her common sense says stay away, she can’t seem to control the attraction she feels for him.

Chase

Chase doesn’t hold women in high regard due to his past. With his good looks and charm though, he has women falling at this feet. Just the way he likes it. He’s a playboy and doesn’t do commitment. Then he meets Angel. She’s not only beautiful, but sweet and innocent. Nothing like the women he’s used to. The feelings he has for her are foreign to him and he doesn’t like it one bit. Despite all this, he’s drawn to her, like a moth to a flame.

Not only do they have their families to contend with, there’s also the secrets from Chase’s past. Not only do they have the potential to destroy him, it will also tear them apart. The odds are stacked against them, but will they still be able to find happiness together? Or will it be enough to stop the one thing they want more than anything, each other?

***WARNING this is recommended for 18+ due to coarse language, sexual content and some violence.
Coming early 2015.

______

My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘AGAINST ALL ODDS – ANGEL’ S STORY’:

Wow! Against All Odds was such an awesome read. I have to first note that this is the first novel I’ve read of the Destiny Series. Being that this is the fourth novel in this series, I have to say I have been missing out if the previous novels in the series are anything like this one. This is my first time reading the work by author J. L. Perry. Against All Odds – Angel’s Story is a contemporary romance with tons of steamy, emotional and romantic aspects to it. The novel is written from the three character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views), Angel Cavanagh, Chase Daniels and Angel’s father – Logan Cavanagh.

Angel Cavanagh lived a very protected life growing up because of her lawyer father, Logan Cavanagh. When she moves to attend the university in another town, she finally gets the chance to have a little more freedom than she’s ever had in her younger years. She’s beautiful, smart and hasn’t had much dating experience. When she comes across a guy who is sexy and probably trouble, she can’t help her instant attraction. Instead of falling for his usual charm, they develop a close friendship.

 Chase Daniels is attractive and can get women easily because of his sexiness and charm. When he first spots Angel, something about her seems innocent, different and undeniably attractive. Chase grew up with a mother who treated him horribly but that all changed when his mother’s boyfriend takes him away from that unhealthy life. Even though the man who raises him is in a biker club, he raises Chase to be better and do better by sending him to university. Chase has never felt worthy of love or much else but when he gets to know Angel, he begins to question it all. When his friendship with Angel becomes something more one night, all of those fears come tumbling back. He can’t shake the feeling that she deserves better.

This novel is the fourth novel of the Destiny Series but it can be read as a standalone. I may have to go back and check out the previous novels if they are anything like this one because it was worth the read. Will Angel and Chase’s friendship fail or grow into something more? Can Chase escape the past that haunts how he seems himself? Will Angel be able to move on after a horrible incident that occurs? And how will Angel and Chase handle a heartbreaking moment that will change everything in their lives? The characters were enjoyable and likeable by the way they were written. You’ll be captivated by the storyline because you’ll thrive to see how the story goes with the emotional moments that are both a mix of happy and sad. I recommend Against All Odds – Angel’s Story because it is gripping and the love story is mesmerizing. Give this one a read next! 🙂

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘AGAINST ALL ODDS’  4 out of 5 stars:

1 star rating 4

👏

How I imagined the characters while reading ‘AGAINST ALL ODDS’:

1 collage 4

__________________________________________________

MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘AGAINST ALL ODDS’

Angel’s thoughts:  I know my dad loves me, but his over-protectiveness can be smothering at times. I needed to get away so I could experience all that life has to offer. Which includes men. I’m twenty-two years old, and thanks to my father, I’ve never had a serious boyfriend.

Angel’s thoughts:  He’s the ultimate bad boy; a sinfully hot, tattooed, motorbike-riding playboy. He has an endless supply of beautiful women falling at his feet. There seems to be a different girl on his arm every day, sometimes two. I’m a smart girl. That alone should’ve told me everything I needed to know. Stay the hell away! Like his others, I’d fallen victim to his sex appeal and charm. I should’ve known better.

Angel’s thoughts:  Little did I know this wasn’t the end for us. Not by a long shot. Neither of us could have known the journey that lies ahead. Our lives, our families’ lives, were about to be put to the ultimate test. They say every family has skeletons in the closet. You know what, I could’ve sworn my family didn’t. They seem to perfect. Well, I was wrong…

Angel’s thoughts:  He was so close I could feel the heat radiating off his body. Deep down, I’d wanted this from the moment I laid eyes on him. I wasn’t about to put a stop to it. I wanted this. More. Than. Anything. We didn’t say a word. Time stood still as we held each others gaze. My hands were itching to reach out and touch him.

Chase’s thoughts:  There was something about her. Something was drawing me in. That day, she became my first ever female friend. I mean, fucking ever. The only female I’ve ever let get close to me. The only female I’ve ever let myself care about.

Chase’s thoughts:  My feelings for her were supposed to be a secret. I was never supposed to act on them. She’s too fucking good for me, I know that. Too sweet and innocent. Being with someone like me would only cause her harm.

Chase and Angel:  “I’ll always be here for you if you need me, sweet-cheeks.”
I feel my lips slightly curl again at his nickname for me. “You will?” I ask in surprise.
“Of course I will. Despite what you think, I do care about you, Angel,” he answers as he looks up, locking his eyes with mine. What he says surprises me. I wasn’t expecting him to say that. He seems sincere, and it fills me with happiness.

Chase’s thoughts:  I want her with every fibre of my being. I want to claim her, make her mine. But I can’t do it to her. She deserves so much more than I can ever give. So much fucking more. She probably thinks I’m going to leave her again, but I’m not. Right now she needs me. Needs a friend. So, I’m not going anywhere.

AUTHORS-If you have a book you would like me to review, please email me at: BooksMoviesFandoms@yahoo.com. Thank You!

📚

1 tag 1b

Check us out & Follow on Twitter:  @BooksMoviesFans