Saturday, May 31, 2014

review: All Over You by Beverly Kendall

All Over You by Beverly Kendall

My rating:  4/5
Unforgettable You #1.5
DRC provided by NetGalley  for an honest review
Published January 20th 2014
Genre:  New Adult Romance

Summary –

New Adult Romance
**Due to language & sexual situations, recommended for readers 18+ yr.
**Warning: The sensuality level of this short novel is high

An ex is an ex for a reason...

To Rebecca Winters, it’s not just a saying or the title to a catchy tune, it’s a rule she staunchly lives by.  Especially since the breakup with her ex.  What’s the point in trying to fix the “unfixable”?  Besides, only a girl hell-bent on more heartbreak would go back to the guy who bailed on her when she needed him most.  But saying no to Scott is becoming more difficult than surviving the breakup itself.  And unfortunately for her, the kind of pressure he's exerting is making her rule all too easy to break.

Scott Carver has given up trying to get over his ex.  He’s still in love with her and their year apart has done nothing to change that.  Yeah, he knows he screwed up.  Just how royally, he wasn't aware of until now.  So when Becca agrees to give him a second chance, he grabs on to it with both hands.  But it’s clear the only way things will ever truly be right between them is if he comes clean…about everything.  He can only pray the truth doesn’t send her running—for good this time. (Thanks to for the summary)

My Thoughts –

All Over You is a steamy, quick, wicked good tale about forgiveness and second chances. 

I truly enjoyed Scott and Becca.  I liked reading about their history and their present.  I really liked the personalities of them both.  Their chemistry is intense and it’s wicked hot when it finally does happen.  Sure there were times when I felt like throttling both of them, but then they’d redeem themselves somehow and it was all good. 

Like I said, this is a really quick read.  For the most part the grammar and writing is great.  It’s east to read and flows well.  Great job, I look forward to more from this author.

review: Wrecked by Priscilla West

Wrecked by Priscilla West

My rating:  4/5
Wrecked #1
DRC provided by NetGalley for an honest review
Published December 11th 2013 by Blackbird Publishing
Genre:  New Adult Romance/MMA Romance

Summary –

“There would be no happy ending for us. He was too damaged. I was too broken.”

Two years ago, Lorrie’s mother was murdered. But that wasn’t the end of it. Reeling from the tragedy, Lorrie’s father spiraled into alcohol, depression, and finally suicide.

The two most important people in Lorrie’s life are both gone but she’s still alive.

Trying to recover from the tragedy, Lorrie returns to campus, ready to pick up the pieces of her life. All Lorrie wants is to get back to “normal.”

Then she meets Hunter. The man, the legend, “the Hammer.”

Hunter is a cage fighter who takes on every fight like he’s got nothing to lose. His life is a tangled mess of girls, booze, and fist fights. And while it may seem like he’s got a devil-may-care attitude, he’s fighting a private cage-match with a monster he can’t defeat.

Lorrie knows that Hunter is the exact type of guy she should stay away from, especially in her fragile state, but Hunter has other ideas.

As Hunter and Lorrie grow closer together, will they be able to overcome their pain and heal each other? Or will they both end up wrecked?

RESCUED (WRECKED BOOK TWO: Coming Early 2014) (Thanks to for the summary)

My Thoughts –
My initial reaction: Goddamn Korean ending...

That said, I really enjoyed this story.  It was well constructed, fast paced and easy to read.  The ending made me want to throw my Nook across the room, but the rest of the story was great. 

I enjoyed the characters of Lorrie and Hunter.  I thought their chemistry was off the charts and so were their “scenes”.  I also enjoy the aspect of the cage fighting, it just soooooo hot!! 

This story is chalked full of angst, self-doubt and smexy hot lovin’.  All my favorite characteristics of a NA novel.  My issue is the ending.  Seriously – Korean ending.  Ugh.  Other than that, great job to the author for making me react so strongly towards this couple’s HEA, or not so HEA...can’t wait for the rest of this story!!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Opening Act by Suleikha Snyder + GIVEAWAY

Opening Act by Suleikha Snyder

Release Date: 5/27/2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Synopsis: Reporter Saroj Shah has been in love with bass player and bartender Adam Harper since her first day of college—seven years ago. Forever thinking of her as part-friend and part-little sister, he's just been too blind, and too clueless, to see it. Until one pivotal moment pulls her into the spotlight.
The moment Saroj steps on stage, Adam sees his friend in a new light. He can't take his mind off of her and realizes they could make beautiful music together. But seven years is a long time and Saroj is ready to move on. Adam will have to hit the right note if he wants to prove to Saroj he was worth the wait.

Author Bio: 

Editor, writer, American desi and lifelong geek Suleikha Snyder published her first short story in 2011. Subsequent releases have included Bollywood romances Spice and Secrets, and Bollywood and the Beast, and contemporary short stories and novellas for a variety of publishers. These days, she's hard at work on more South Asian-themed romance and erotic romance.
Suleikha lives in New York City, finding inspiration in Bollywood films, daytime and primetime soaps, and anything that involves chocolate or bacon.

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