Saturday, March 31, 2018

#NewRelease #Review RECLAIM by Marley Valentine @EJBookPromos @MValentine__

Title: Reclaim
Series: A Redemption Novel
Author: Marley Valentine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2018

Unlike most eighteen year olds, I had the weight of the world on my young shoulders. Desperate to do right by my family, my questionable choices led me to the pits of hell. 
Steel bars, three meals a day and no contact with the outside world; regret consumed my every thought. Desperate to pay my penance, forgiveness and a happily ever after wasn’t the plan.
But there she was. 
Warm, passionate and unexpected, Emerson Lane was the light at the end of the tunnel. She was all a man like me could want and everything I didn’t deserve. 
Redemption wasn’t something I thought I would ever find. Until she found me.

With just the blurb, Marley Valentine had my attention. A new to me author that I'd never heard of managed to snag me with this blurb. It happens but in a jaded and flooded market I'm not often a good way. 

Reclaim is sweet, emotional, and a spark. A crazy but instant connection that can't be denied. It's the happy smile of satisfaction. It's the sweet memory of a beautiful feeling. 

I think the only thing better than reading Reclaim is knowing that this story doesn't end here. Drix is getting his story too.

Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood

Marley Valentine comes from the future. Living in Sydney, Australia with her family, when she's not busy writing her own stories, she spends most of her time immersed in the words of her favourite authors.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

#NewRelease #Reviews P.S. I HATE YOU by Winter Renshaw @ArdentPRose



Dear Isaiah,

Eight months ago, you were just a soldier about to be deployed and I was just a waitress, sneaking you free pancakes and hoping you wouldn’t notice that my gaze was lingering a little too long.

But you did notice.

We spent a “week of Saturdays” together before you left, and we said goodbye on day eight, exchanging addresses at the last minute.

I saved every letter you ever sent, your words quickly becoming my religion.

But you went radio silent on me months ago, and then you had the audacity to walk into my diner yesterday and act like you’d never seen me in your life.

To think … I almost loved you and your beautifully complicated soul.


Whatever your reason is—I hope it’s a good one.

Maritza the Waitress

PS – I hate you, and this time … I mean it.

P.S. I Hate You is the perfect way to start your day. This "hate-filled" story is actually a fun and sweet story. It's quirky, okay, maybe just Maritza is quirky. The story is just the right amount of anti-sappy and anti-relationship enough to know it's going to backfire in a spectacular way.

Corporal Torres and Maritza the Waitress made me smile. Isaiah and Maritza made my snark come out. But the end made me glow...

reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Before going in I thought I knew what I’d be reading but the author took my expectations and surprised me. 

Despite the title I thought this book was a fun read it’s not at all hate filled. Maritza was fun and quirky with a tender vulnerable heart. Isaiah is the gruff damaged military man but we as the reader see his tender side. 

I’m a sucker for the strong silent type throw in the military element and I’m sold. The letters between them were just perfect the slow build of their friendship was just beautiful. I thought I knew what the twist/spanner in the story was going to be and not going to say if I was right or wrong. 

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There’s no denying something’s there, something that makes my heart trot when he looks at me, something that makes me slick on an extra coat of lip balm or an extra spritz of perfume before dashing out the door to meet him.

And while I’m the one who made the rules—no romance and only honesty at all times—I’m the one who can’t stop thinking about what would happen if we broke one of them.

Only problem is, I have zero idea if he’s thinking what I’m thinking. He’s so even-keeled and emotionally guarded, but they say actions speak louder than words and the fact that he’s here, spending time with me doing stupid shit has to count for something … right?

“Why are you staring like that?” Isaiah asks when he turns around.

My cheeks warm. I’d been spacing off. “No reason.”

“Bullshit. You can’t lie, remember? Tell me what you were thinking about.” His lips draw into a playful smirk, and I can’t decide if I like his mysterious side or his spirited side best. It’s like trying to choose between white chocolate and milk chocolate, which are both delicious in their own ways.

“You don’t want to know.”

And I’m serious. He doesn’t want to know that I’m thinking about him in a way that I was determined not to. Besides, he’s leaving in a few days. There’s no point in ruining the rest of our time together by making this situation unnecessarily complicated.

“Try me,” he says, his stare boring into me. Something tells me he’s not going to let this go.

Giving myself a moment, I gather my thoughts and nibble on my lower lip. “I was just thinking about connections.”

“Connections?” His hands rest on his hips, his shoulders parallel with mine. I have his full, undivided attention.

“I was just thinking about how I hardly know you, but I feel connected to you,” I say, cringing on the inside but fully embracing the discomfiture of this conversation.

He says nothing, which doesn’t make this moment any less awkward for the both of us.

“You asked!” I remind him, throwing my hands up.

Another moment passes, the two of us lingering next to some hairy elephant-looking creature with a long-as-hell scientific name as a group of children runs past us.

“Now I want to know what you’re thinking about.” I nudge his arm. “It’s only fair.”

He smirks, then it fades, and he gazes into the distance. It’s like there’s something on the tip of his tongue, but if I push or prod too much, he’ll never share it.

“Nothing, Maritza. I was thinking about nothing.”

I don’t buy it, but I don’t press any further. I want to burn this awkward moment into a pile of ash and move on.

“Are you going to remember me after this week?” I ask after a bout of silence.

His golden irises glint as his eyes narrow in my direction. “What kind of question is that?”

“A legit one,” I say. “Will you remember me? Or am I always just going to be that waitress girl that you hung out with for a week?”

“Don’t think I could forget you if I tried.” He speaks in such a way that I’m not sure if what he’s saying is a good thing or a bad thing. “Can I be honest right now?”

“You must. It’s a requirement.”

Isaiah’s tongue grazes his full lips for a quick second and he holds my gaze for what feels like forever. “I don’t want to make this any more confusing for either of us, but I feel like kissing you right now.”

I fight a smile. I don’t want to smile. I want to scoff at him and tell him to stop being such a hypocrite.

But that’s only half of me.

The other half of me wants him to kiss me, wants his hands in my hair and his taste on my tongue just one more time because we’ll never have this moment again and once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.

Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Winter Renshaw is a bona fide daydream believer. She lives somewhere in the middle of the USA and can rarely be seen without her trusty Mead notebook and ultra portable laptop. When she’s not writing, she’s living the American dream with her husband, three kids, and the laziest puggle this side of the Mississippi.

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#NewRelease #Reviews WICKED LIES (Wicked Bay #3) by L.A. Cotton @authorlacotton


WICKED LIES (Wicked Bay #3)


The third book in the bestselling YA series from L A Cotton is LIVE!!! 

To celebrate L A Cotton is giving one lucky winner the chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card and  a Wicked Bay Bundle (including a signed set of paperbacks and series swag).


To the outside world, seventeen-year-old Kyle Stone has it all. A future playing the sport he loves, money and status, and his forever girl by his side. But Kyle’s good at pretending; hiding what he doesn’t want others to see. Because Kyle has secrets, the kind that can change everything.

Pretty, popular, and dating one of Wicked Bay High’s rising football stars, Laurie Davison is living the life most girls only dream about. But behind closed doors, she feels like a fake. Keeping up appearances is exhausting, and the one person she should be able to turn to is the person pushing her away.

They say love conquers all, but lies destroy. And when the truth comes out, hearts don’t only get hurt.

They get ruined.


Note: Wicked Lies can be read as a standalone but will be better enjoyed when read in series order

This is the 3rd book in the series and although it could be read as a stand-alone I would recommend reading the others so that you get a good grasp on the group dynamics.

I love these guys a group of friends who have become a family. So this is Kyle and Laurie’s story and I’ll admit I had reservations about Laurie beforehand but I should have had faith that the author would do the characters justice. 

The story focus is Kyle who’s life has started to spiral out of control and how the secrets he’s keeping impact on not only his relationship with the love of his life but his friends and family. 

I really can’t recommend this series enough it’s absolutely flipping fantastic.

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Wicked, Wicked, Wicked...

Wicked Bay and it's lies. At some point the truth had to come out...What a spectacular mess it all is! I have loved Kyle since the beginning. Not only is he sweet but he's also kind, caring, and loyal. He is the glue for the Stone-Prince kids and company. He's the funny, dependable, best friend. He's the loving, happy, helpful one. So this mess, this situation, makes it more brutal than ever. It is deep. The lies and the pain aren't going to be glossed over. And a lot is at stake...

If you thought it was going to be rainbows and unicorns for the Stone-Princes, think again. Lies have a way of being unraveled and truths being told. In a small's worse. Wicked Bay is intense and Wicked Lies will rile you up. Nothing like some lies to test your bonds.

This series is like eating M & M's. You buy the 4lb. bag because its cheaper and you're thrifty like that. You sit down and say just a handful. Hours later you're in a sugar coma with maybe a handful left and funky colored drool running down your face. (No judgement from me.) You've devoured it all and you feel joy, happy, sad, and even remorseful. Because now you can only wait for the next installment...It's okay though. I peeked in the back and it says Wicked Games for this Summer won't be long.

Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Edgy. Angsty. Addictive Romance.

Author of mature young adult and new adult novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

#NewRelease #Review OUR UNSCRIPTED STORY by L.A. Fiore @lafioreauthor @GiveMeBooksBlog

Title: Our Unscripted Story
Author: L.A. Fiore
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2018


Greyson Ratcliffe. I met him at sixteen, the hot new guy sitting on my jetty, an aspiring artist just passing through. He was my first kiss and my first love. I wanted forever with him. I didn’t even get a year.

Five years later, I’m a budding writer who scripts stories of love and struggle, the good and the bad and the ups and the downs. He’s a star on the rise; his wicked talent and crazy good looks have his face plastered on countless magazines. We move in two different worlds and still our paths cross again. We’re older and wiser and as crazy about each other as we had been as teenagers.

My medium is words and my imagination is limitless, but not even I could have written the incredible journey we traveled to reach our happily-ever-after. Life isn’t like fiction, and the greatest love stories don’t follow a script.

Be still my beating heart, my soppy emotional broken sad romantic loved up happy, happy heart

Have you, like me, been waiting on a story about a man who loves a woman, one woman THE woman if yes then you will love Greyson. 

LA Fiore never disappoints with her characters and story they always bring out intense emotions in me and I always fall in love with at least one of them. 

This is not a story where they meet fall in love & live happily it’s a story spanning years in the lives of Greyson and Alexis. A love story like nothing I’ve read before, a young love a sweet love a separated love. 

A beautiful story expertly-written that stole my heart. Another fabulous story by this author. 

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LA Fiore loves losing herself in the worlds she creates. She also loves a good movie; her favorite is Star Wars, a love her son shares. They hope to build their own Millennium Falcon one day. She would like to meet the Winchester Boys to thank them for enlightening her on the versatility of salt as not just a food enhancer, but also a form of protection against supernatural threats. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and kids, their two spoiled cats, their awesome dog, and their new puppy.

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