Wednesday, October 16, 2019

#COVERREVEAL: Crossing The Line (Hot Jocks #4) by Kendall Ryan

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I'm very excited to be bringing you guys another cover reveal in Kendall Ryan's Hot Jocks series! I recently reviewed the first book in the series, which I really enjoyed! And am hoping to review the second book soon! While I foam at the mouth over book three, we have news already about book 4! So excited!

Check it out!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

#ARCREVIEW: Awk-Weird By Avery Flynn (Ice Knights #2)

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Awk-Weird By Avery Flynn
Publisher: Entangled Publishing: Amara
Release Date: October 14th, 2019
Format: egalley*
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N ★ 

There’s more to me than just being awk-weird. I own my own flower shop, have some great friends, and I have my eye on adopting the most adorable kitten. But sadly, hot guys don’t tend to be blown away by my trivia-spouting, dorky self.

So when a Thor-lookalike who happens to be a professional hockey player hits on me at my bestie’s wedding rehearsal party... You better believe I climbed that tree like a cat. And the fact that it happened not once, not twice, but three times? Yeah, that’s pretty much a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a woman like me.

There’s zero chance I’ll end up ever seeing him again... right?

Until the pregnancy test comes up positive. What happens next?

Oh my God, I wish I knew.

I keep on saying that I don't really like "accidental baby" romances, but I keep on reading them so maybe I am a liar. Who knows! I really enjoyed Avery Flynn's other books about the Ice Knights (Tomboy and Parental Guidance), so I was excited to read this new story. You don't really need to read the other two books at all, but the hockey team is the same one. This book is more focused on Cole and Tess and the situation they have gotten into.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

#ARCREVIEW: Moonlighter (The Company #1) By Sarina Bowen

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Moonlighter (The Company #1) By Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Tuxbury Publishing
Release Date: October 22nd, 2019
Format: egalley*
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N 


Only in my family could a professional hockey player earning seven million dollars a year be considered a slacker.

I’m at the height of my athletic career. Yet my arrogant brother is always trying to recruit me into the family business: a global security company so secretive that I don’t even know its name.
Pass, thanks. I don’t need a summer job.
But the jerk ambushes me with a damsel in distress. That damsel is Alex, the competitive, sassy girl I knew when we were kids. Now she’s a drop-dead gorgeous woman in deep trouble.
So guess who’s on a flight to Hawaii?
It’s going to be a long week in paradise. My job is keeping Alex safe, while her job is torturing me with her tiny bikinis. Or maybe we’re torturing each other. It’s all snark and flirting until the threat against Alex gets serious. And this jock must become her major league protector.

Moonlighter is a stand-alone novel. No cliffhangers, no prior experience necessary. Contains: hackers, hockey players, and a hotel room with only one bed

When I saw Sarina Bowen give a sneak peek that she was going to give Bayer his own book, I was excited! When I read Overnight Sensation, and Heidi helps him with his surgery I felt so bad for him! Bayer was so sad and run-down, and now reading this book I understand why! Bowen has fast become a favorite writer of mine this year, so I love reading any new book she has, especially if it has some hockey in it! This book is more romantic suspense, which I've never really read before, but it was really interesting to read.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

#BLOGTOUR #ARCREVIEW: Naked Mole Rat Saves the World By Karen Rivers

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Naked Mole Rat Saves The World
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release Date: October 15th, 2019
Format: egalley*
My Rating: ★ 1/2
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N ★ TBD


Can Kit’s super-weird superpower save her world?

Kit-with-a-small-k is navigating middle school with a really big, really strange secret: When she’s stressed, she turns into a naked mole rat.

It first happened after kit watched her best friend, Clem, fall and get hurt during an acrobatic performance on TV. Since then, the transformations keep happening—whether kit wants them to or not. Kit can’t tell Clem about it, because after the fall, Clem just hasn’t been herself. She’s sad and mad and gloomy, and keeping a secret of her own: the real reason she fell.

A year after the accident, kit and Clem still haven’t figured out how to deal with all the ways they have transformed—both inside and out. When their secrets come between them, the best friends get into a big fight. Somehow, kit has to save the day, but she doesn’t believe she can be that kind of hero. Turning into a naked mole rat isn’t really a superpower. Or is it?  

I really tried to like this book, honestly I did, but I just don't think it was my cup of tea. First of all, I definitely am not the audience since this is kidlit, but I do think kids will really enjoy this very weird book. Second, I just didn't really GET it. I feel like magical realism can be really hard to pull off and it just didn't work for me here.

Friday, October 11, 2019

#TEASERBLITZ: Trying to Score by Kendall Ryan

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Happy Reads Everyone!


AHHHH!!! I am so excited to read the next book in Kendall Ryan's Hot Jock series! I haven't posted reviews of the first two yet (FAIL) but they are in my queue. If you love hockey romances, I highly recommend this series! The next book is just around the corner too!

Teddy King excels at many things. Playing hockey. Check. Scoring on and off the ice. Check. Being stupidly attractive ... Double check. 

Despite his demanding schedule, he still finds time to annoy me. I knew him way back when. Before he was the guy everyone wanted a piece of, he was just a rebellious college co-ed and one of my more energetic study partners. 

But secrets have a way of getting out, and a steamy encounter from our college days (that we probably shouldn't have filmed) is about to cause a major scandal. Unless we can work together to stop it. 

Teddy’s no stranger to hard work … but the thing he wants most? 

Is me. 

Note: This high-heat standalone is chock-full of scorching banter and steamy good times. He's a testosterone-dripping hockey player who wants a second chance. She's a tough as nails attorney intent on making partner. Frienemies to lovers. No cliffhanger. Enjoy!


Your favorite hot jocks are back with an all new stand-alone novel. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series is perfect for you!

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About Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

#REVIEW: Playing For Keeps (Hot Jocks #1) By Kendall Ryan

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Playing For Keeps By Kendall Ryan
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Release Date: August 13th, 2019
Format: egalley*
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N 

I've never been so stupid in my entire life.

Elise Parrish, my teammate's incredibly sweet and gorgeous younger sister should have been off-limits, but my hockey stick didn't get that memo.

After our team won the championship game, and plenty of alcohol, our flirting turned physical and I took her to bed.

I knew it was wrong to punch her V-card, but when I mess up, I’m apparently a go big or go home kind of guy.

Shame sent her running the next morning from our catastrophic mistake.

She thinks I don't remember that night—but every detail is burned into my brain so deeply, I’ll never forget. The feel of her in my arms, the soft whimpers of pleasure I coaxed from her perfect lips…

And now I’ve spent six months trying to get her out of my head. Which has been futile, because I’m starting to understand she’s the only girl I’ll ever want.

I have one shot to show her I can be exactly what she needs, but Elise won’t be easily convinced.

That’s okay, because I’m good under pressure, and this time, I’m playing for keeps.

Get ready to meet your new favorite hot jocks in an all new series of stand-alone novels. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series of athlete romances is perfect for you! 

This was actually my first book I read by Kendall Ryan, but I have seen her name come across my feeds before. I am such a hoe for hockey romances, so I had to have this new hockey romance book! For the first book in a new series, Ryan has completely hooked me!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

#AUDIOBOOKREVIEW: Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating By Christina Lauren

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Josh & Hazel's Guide to Not Dating
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Release Date: September 4th, 2018
Format: egalley*
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N ★ TBD


Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them...right?

I loved Christina Lauren's UnHoneymooners, so I've been trying to go through their backlist. I heard a snippet of this book on the StoryBites Podcast, so I decided to use one of my audible credits on it. I heard from a lot of other readers that they really loved this book so I decided to check it out!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

#ARCREVIEW: Lush Money By Angelina M. Lopez

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Lush Money By Angelina M. Lopez
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: October 14th, 2019
Format: egalley*
My Rating: ★ 1/2
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N ★ TBD

A marriage of convenience and three nights a month.

That’s all the sultry, self-made billionaire wants from the impoverished prince.

And at the end of the year, she’ll grant him his divorce…with a settlement large enough to save his beloved kingdom.


As a Latinx woman, Roxanne Medina has conquered small-town bullies, Ivy League snobs and boardrooms full of men. She’s earned the right to mother a princess and feel a little less lonely at the top. The offer she’s made is more than generous, and when the contract’s fulfilled, they’ll both walk away with everything they’ve ever wanted.

Príncipe Mateo Ferdinand Juan Carlos de Esperanza y Santos is one of the top winegrowers in the world, and he’s not marrying and having a baby with a stranger. Even if the millions she’s offering could save his once-legendary wine-producing principality.

But the successful, single-minded beauty uses a weapon prince Mateo hadn’t counted on: his own desire.


This is a book that I feel pretty conflicted about. While I enjoyed it, there were parts about the plot that I just didn't feel that great about. So while I enjoyed the slow-burn of these two actually coming to love each other, the beginning of their relationship starting as a contract gave me some pause.

Friday, October 4, 2019

September Wrap Up

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Better late than never right? Maybe. I haven't been that great about writing on the blog lately, I've been popping in to review ARCs, but I have spent A LOT of time just working on my own writing. I'm talking hours of looking at stock photos because I'm looking at doing the PR and marketing myself, because I'm planning to self-pub my romance novels under my pen name. So that has been taking up a lot of my time.