WRAP UP || November

Hi lovelies,

I’m a “little” late with this post, but better late than never right? I read a total of 18 books in November, some great, some less great but all in and all I have an AMAZING month of reading behind me. Shall we have a look at the ones I read?

Man Cuffed by Sarina Bowen

1. The first book I read in November was Mancuffed by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby. I was lucky enough to receive this book as an arc and omg I loved it. I have loved this entire series but I loved the friendship that happened between the main characters and definitely even more what happened after that. I ended up giving this Star_rating_4_of_5 stars.

2. Then I picked up Tapping Her by Max Monroe. I have definitely been Tapping Her by Max Monroeloving this series a lot more than I have the first time around. Tapping her was mainly a bridge between Tapping the Billionaire and Banking the Billionaire. But of course I read that after reading the second. None the less I really loved this and ended up giving this Star_rating_4_of_5 stars as well.

Banking Her by Max Monroe3. Banking Her was the third book I read. This time I knew it would be a bridge between the second and third book in this series so I knew to read it first. Again I really liked this a lot, the humour in these books is definitely up my ally and I can really appreciate this. After this I couldn’t wait to go straight on to the next book in this series. I gave this Star_rating_4_of_5 again.

4. How could I not read Scoring the Billionaire by Max Monroe next? This series is so Scoring the Billionaire by Max Monroemuch fun, I love the banter between the characters and their group of friends. Max Monroe are such an amazing writing duo and I can’t wait to find out what they come out with in 2020, I know I will be there to read it definitely. I still have to read the novella to this book, but I love it so much. Star_rating_4_of_5

Top Secret by Sarina Bowen5. The next book was a reread for me. Or I should say a relisten, as I listened to the audiobook this time around. Top Secret by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy was one of my favourite reads earlier this year and I loved the audiobook even more. I have definitely rediscovered my love for audiobooks this year as I have listened to quite a lot of them. Star_rating_4_of_5

6. I have been an avid reader of R.S. Grey books, they’re just always fun and quirky. This His Royal Highness by R.S. Greybook was like no other, and I liked it even more so as it took place in a Disneyland type park. His Royal Highness is a book that I received as an ARC, one of the lucky recipients of one and I am so happy I got to read this book as early as I did in the end. I ended up giving this book Star_rating_5_of_5 magical stars.

The Billionaire's Forbidden Little Sister by Max Monroe7. The Billionaire’s Forbidden Little Sister by Max Monroe is next on my list. I also received this book as an arc, which meant I got to read the book a bit earlier than the regular release. I say got to, but in the end I didn’t have the time to read it until after release day. I love this series, especially since characters from the previous series return in these books.  Star_rating_5_of_5

8. Next up is one of my favourite children’s books. Not because the story is fun and Blauwe plekken by Anke de Vriesbeautiful, but because tells the story of domestic abuse. The story tells the tale of Judith who is hit and beaten by her mother. As a child I found this book so haunting as I couldn’t imagine ever having to go through that. As an adult reading this now, I went straight back to those memories and I felt so bad for her. Star_rating_4_of_5

Trying to Score by Kendall Ryan9.  Over the last couple of monthes I have really gotten into books by Kendall Ryan. Trying to Score was another amazing book in this series. I have a thing for icehockey players in books and this wasn’t any different. I can’t wait for the next book in this series as they just keep getting better and better in their own right. Star_rating_4_of_5

10. One of my favourite series by Layla Hagen is the Bennett Family series.Your Christmas Love by Layla Hagen and when I heard that there would be a novella in that series I couldn’t be happier. Our Christmas Love was such a cute story and I can’t believe I waited so long to read it (as I had the arc for a long while when I finally picked it up to read). Thank you Layla, I can’t wait for your new series to be released! Star_rating_5_of_5

Havoc at Prescott High by C.M. Stunich11. I have been on a proper C.M. Stunich reading train lately and her newest release Havoc at Prescott High was one I had to read yet. I absolutely loved it and whilst I loved it, it also meant that I would have to wait for the next book in the series for a while yet as it will not be released for a while. I love her books and she definitely got me into a whole new genre than I ever got to previously. Star_rating_4_of_5

12. Headstrong Like Us was one of my most anticipated releases for 2019. Krista and Headstrong Like Us by Krista RitchieBecca Ritchie have been two of my favourite authors the past two years and while I loved reading more about Maximoff and Farrow, I am ready to move on to the other characters in the series. I did really love baby Ripley though ❤Star_rating_4_of_5

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas13. I decided to get through the final two books in my Throne of Glass reread. Tower of Dawn is one of my favourites in the series. Whilst I really disliked Chaol before this book, this definitely turned it around for me. Yrene is so bad ass and she doesn’t put up with Chaol’s bad attitude whatsoever. I loved it and I can’t wait to go straight into Kingdom of Ash. Star_rating_5_of_5

14. Next up is Dirty Letters by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. I have never read Dirty Letters by Vi Keelandanything by them before but I really enjoyed this book. This Kindle Unlimited subscription is definitely going to be good for reading new books that I wouldn’t normally read. I like books that either start out with letters or emails. But this was a really fun one and I definitely recommend this! Star_rating_4_of_5

Daddy's Best Friend by K.C. Crowne15. Daddy’s Best Friend is a book that I picked up because I really liked the previous books by K.C. Crowne. This one was no different.  I love small rural towns where lots of things happen and I can’t wait to find out more about this town. Let’s hope that there will be many more books set in Liberty, Utah. Star_rating_3_of_5

16. One of my other anticipated releases for 2019 was the third and final The Queen of Nothing by Holly Blackbook in the Folk of the Air series by Holly Black. When Holly announced that The Queen of Nothing would be released in November instead of January 2020, I was so excited. The Wicked King was incredible and this one was a good conclusion to the trilogy. I was so happy to finally find out what would happen to Jude and Cardan. Star_rating_5_of_5

Goodbye Paradise by Nealy Wagner17. Sarina Bowen is one of my favourite authors and I really liked her Goodbye Paradise duology. I love how she writes and how she sets up the story. Whilst I remembered it being a lot longer last time I read it, I was so happy to read this once again. I can’t wait to complete my reread of her books in 2020, I haven’t got that many more to go.Star_rating_4_of_5

18. The second book Hello Forever was the final book in November and while I read it Hello Forever by Nealy Wagnerbefore, I loved it even more the second time around. Sarina has such a way with her characters and I was so glad to reread this. I really do want to read her True North series again, as some of the characters will return there or at least characters mentioned in these books. I can’t wait! Star_rating_4_of_5

And that was it, the books I read in November are finally all reviewed. I have December to write next, which will be longer as with a week left in December I already have read 22 books so far! Here we go!

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WRAP UP || October

Hey loves,

I can’t believe it’s November already, how did it go by so fast?
I spent the first two weeks of October on holiday with two of my best friends, we travelled around Wales and saw the most magnificent and magical things. I can’t wait to go back one day and see even more new things. But being on holiday also meant that I in the end didn’t read as much as I thought I would. I ended up reading 15 books in October, one of which was an audiobook that I listened to when commuting to work. Let’s see what I ended up reading shall we?

Have My Baby by Taryn Quinn1. The first book that I read in October was the first book in a duet that I bought through kindle. Have My Baby tells the story of Seth and Ally. They have been best friends forever and then he asks her the impossible, to have a baby with him. Seth has a daughter already who keeps asking for a sibling and he thinks she might be the perfect person to be the babies mother. I liked this book, it wasn’t the best book I have ever read but it was cute and I enjoyed it. I ended up giving the book Star_rating_3_of_5 stars.

2. I went straight into the second book of this series. Claim My Baby tells the story of Claim My Baby by Taryn QuinnSeth’s twin brother, Oliver, and Ally’s best friend, Sage. I might have liked this book more than the first one. Oliver and Sage have a one night stand in Vegas and there are consequences to that one night. Sage discovers that she’s pregnant and tells Oliver. Of course there’s a whole lot of drama involved but I really liked that. I am however not sure if I want to read four more books in this series, because to be honest, they weren’t that good. I ended up giving this Star_rating_3_of_5 stars as well.

Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen3. Next on my list was the ARC for Moonlighter that I received. Sarina Bowen is easily one of my favourite authors out there and whenever I get the chance to read one of her books before they’re relieved I definitely will. Moonlighter is a spin-off of the Brooklyn Bruisers series by her and is also about one of the Bruisers, Bayer. He would probably be one of my favourite Bruisers and I loved his story. I can’t wait to find out more from this series. This was the easiest Star_rating_5_of_5 stars I have given.

4. October was a month of amazing new books that were being released. The Play by ElleThe Play by Elle Kennedy Kennedy was one of my most anticipated reads for 2019. I love this series so much and basically anything that Elle releases (Not even talking about the combination of Sarina and Elle!). The Play was amazing and I absolutely flew through it, sadly enough I finished it way too quickly. I really do hope that there will be more books in the series than just the three that have been released now. I really loved reading about Hunter and can’t wait to read more about his friends. It was an easy Star_rating_5_of_5 stars.

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman5.  I have heard so much about the next book that I had to read it myself. Call Me By Your Name is one of those books I think nearly everyone has read these days, but I hadn’t read or watched either book nor movie. To be honest, I don’t think I missed that much. I felt kinda weirded out by this book, sure it was cute and I loved Elio and Oliver together, but there were some moments that grossed me out (hello, peach scene). I could’ve done without some of the scenes in this book and then it would’ve been a better book for me. I am happy I finally read it and I did watch the movie after that but I don’t think I will ever want to read the second book to this. Star_rating_3_of_5

6. After the last book, I decided to go back to an author I knew I would like. Sadly enough I Was Born Ruined by C.M. StunichI didn’t know it was a first book in a new series, and the next one isn’t out yet. C.M. Stunich is famous for writing amazing cliffhangers at the end of her books, but the one in I Was Born Ruined wasn’t one I was ready for. I really really want to read the next one which I hope will be releasing very soon! I can’t wait to find out what is going to happen next, it was just so good!Star_rating_4_of_5

Allison's Adventures in Underland by C.M. Stunich7. And I went straight to another book by C.M. Stunich. Allison’s Adventures in Underland is book one in a trilogy that I keep seeing on her facebook page, but seeing as I am not the biggest Alice in Wonderland fan I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. I was both right and wrong. I did like it but I felt so confused by all the fantastic things in this book. Of course knowing as I started this, I knew I was going to finish the trilogy too. Star_rating_3_of_5

8. The second book in the trilogy, Allison and the Torrid Tea Party, might have beenAllison and the Torrid Tea Party by C.M. Stunich even weirder than the first one. Of course we continue on from where the first book left off and more guys are being added to Allison’s harem, all wanting to spend more time with her. To be fair, how one woman can entertain nine guys is beyond me and it wouldn’t be anything for me but she makes it work I guess? In the second book Allison goes back up to Topland and sees her sister again. Star_rating_3_of_5

Allison Shatters the Looking-Glass by C.M. Stunich9. By this point I just wasn’t sure about if I wanted to read this book. I didn’t really like the second book and I wasn’t really into it anymore. But as I only had one book left in the trilogy I kinda felt I had to read it. Allison Shatters the Looking-Glass again starts off from the end of the second book. From the start it wasn’t really my thing and by halfway through the book I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to finish it. I finished it but honestly don’t think I will read this again. Star_rating_3_of_5

10. After the last book I was in the mood for a book that I knew I would like. J. DanielsDown Too Deep by J.  Daniels writes books that just suck you in. Down Too Deep was amazing and I was so excited to read it. To be honest I love a book with a single parent, this one had two single parents and they were just incredible together. The kids were so funny together and I loved the banter and love between the hero and heroin. I loved revisiting the characters from the previous books and adding them to these ones was just love upon love Star_rating_5_of_5

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin11. Whilst on holiday in Wales I had told myself I was allowed to by one book, Serpent & Dove as I really wanted to read it. Sadly I couldn’t find it anywhere, especially not in paperback. I ended up ordering it as soon as I got home and LOVED it. Louise and Reid were everything and this book was a ride from start to finish. I can’t wait to get the second book in my hands next year, which is definitely going to be highly anticipating! Star_rating_5_of_5

12. Last November I read Tapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe after my sister and aTapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe friend told me to just read it. I read it but never continued on with the rest of the series. As I wasn’t sure what to read next I decided to give the series another try and actually continue it. Tapping the Billionaire is about Kline and Georgia. I loved it the last time but I might have loved it even more the second time around. I forgot how funny these books were and how much I had wanted to read about these Billionaire Bad Boys. Star_rating_4_of_5

Addicted After All by Krista Ritchie13. It’s no secret that I love the Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie. I will forever love going back into these books and find out new things again. Addicted After All is the latest in rereads for me. I did listen to this on audio and I absolutely loved it as much as I did reading and listening to it the other times. I love the journey that Lily and Loren go through to get to peace with their pasts and to get settled for their futures. To get settled enough for them having kids and having more than just the one child they have when having Maximoff. Kinda wants to make me want to reread the books for Raisy again now.Star_rating_5_of_5

14. Whilst on holiday, we visited the booktown called Hay-On-Wye. The town is filled Di Sione's Innocent Conquest by Carol Marinelli with little bookshops and it is amazing to be in when you’re a bookworm like me. Luckily my friends love reading as well and this was a stop all three of us wanted to make. I bought 3 books in this town and I decided to read one of them next. It was actually a three in one, but I read them separately. I liked Di Sione’s Innocent Conquest, it was cute but as it started on a little lie I had to get through it a little. It was a hot story and I can’t wait to read the one next in this book. Star_rating_3_of_5

Banking the Billionaire by Max Monroe15.  The last book for October is the next book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series, Banking the Billionaire. Thatch and Cassie were two of my favourite characters in the first book in this series. They were fire from the get go and I loved everything about this book. Thatch is one of the funniest guys I read about and Cassie was the perfect person to keep him on his toes. Can I just say that I really really want to get a Phil into my life?  Star_rating_5_of_5

And that wraps up my October. I loved some books, I liked some others and disliked some more. I can’t wait to see what November will bring for me from now on. I’ll see you in my next wrap up!

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Wrap Up || August

Hi lovelies,

It’s that time of the month again. Time for another wrap up as the month is already over. What? I know! I can’t believe that August is already over and we’re heading into September. There’s only one month left until I fly off for a two week holiday in Wales, but for now we have another month of reading to do. Let’s get this wrap up out of the way. I read 21 books in August, I’ve not read that much since the beginning of the year. I read 17 ebooks, 1 audiobook and 3 physical books! Shall we look into it?

Baby For The Mountain Man by K.C. Crowne1. The first book that I read in August was a book by an author who was new to me. I read Baby for the Mountainman by K.C. Crowne. The plot is pretty simple. The hero in the story ‘inherits’ a baby as his best friend and his wife pass away. He moves to a small town and meets the heroine there. I loved this book. So much that I read another book by K.C. Crowne in August later on. Star_rating_4_of_5

2. The second book I read was Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It was a reread for me, but Outlander by Diana GabaldonI was in such a mood to get back into the Outlander world that I couldn’t stop myself. I just love reading about Jamie and Claire, especially how they got started. I know I won’t read the entire series again before the new book will be released, but it was nice to read some again. I am so excited to see how they’re going to film season 5, as I found the fifth book one of the most boring ones in the series! Star_rating_5_of_5

Bad Stepbrother by Mara Leigh3. I read Bad Stepbrother by Mara Leigh next. I liked this book but it sure wasn’t one of my favourite ones. Harley and Zach were hit and miss at times and the book lost me at times. I like books like these but I have definitely read better ones. The fact that the dad kept putting Zach down was really something that I hated. He was so sure that his stepson was the worst guy ever and he wasn’t, he just made some bad decisions and made up for them eventually. Harley was a bit whiny at times.Star_rating_3_of_5 

4. I have had two books by Paige Toon on my bookshelves that I hadn’t Five Years From Now by Paige Toonread yet. Which just couldn’t be that way as Paige is one of my favourite authors out there. I started with the one that was released first, Five Years From Now. Nell and Vian/Van met as their parents fall in love, and as Van’s mother passes away after an accident he moves to be with his father in Australia. Nell and Van then start meeting up every five years and you get to see them fall in love. The hardship of only seeing each other every few years and being half a world apart on other times, it’s interesting and I absolutely loved and hated this. I hated this because I wanted them to be together so badly and it just took AGES. Read this book, I loved it! Star_rating_5_of_5

If You Could Go Anywhere by Paige Toon5. Next up was If You Could Go Anywhere , this book was so cute. The heroine finds out that her long lost father isn’t so lost after finding a letter when cleaning out her late grandmother’s house. Her father lives in Italy and as she has never left the outback in Australia, her community collects opals so she can pay for her travel there. When she’s there she doesn’t only meet her father but a whole lot more. Star_rating_5_of_5

6. When one of your favourite authors releases her newest book on a surprise date, what The Best Thing by Mariana Zapatado you do? Exactly, you stop everything and start reading it right away! That was the thing with Mariana Zapata’s new book, The Best Thing, the book had me laughing so hard I was getting tears, I cried with the characters and I loved every single second of it. I couldn’t wait to read it and was so sad that it was over.Star_rating_5_of_5

Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker7. August was the month of new releases by my favourite authors. The next one, Say You Still Love Me, by K.A. Tucker was the next one I read. K.A. Tucker was an instant favourite of mine as soon as I read Ten Tiny Breaths back in 2014 and since then I’ve just about read every single book by her. Her newest release was an amazing read, one that I couldn’t stop reading when I’d started it.  Star_rating_4_of_5

8. And then came another new release. Krista and Becca Ritchie quickly became two of The Last Hope by Krista Ritchiemy favourite authors and their Facebook Group is a group I am most active in. Last year they released their first book through a publisher and this August the seclusion to the duology was released. The Last Hope was one I was anticipating the entire year as I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen to Court, Mykal and Franny next and boy was I surprised! Star_rating_5_of_5

Thrive by Krista Ritchie9. Speaking of Krista and Becca, their series about the Calloways and their other halves is one of my absolute favourite series out there, by any author. I was listening to the audiobook to Thrive which is part of the addicted series and comes between part 2 and 3. I love listening to Lily and Loren’s perspectives. I forgot how much I loved them. This is an instant Star_rating_5_of_5 for me, and never will be anything else!

10. I read Always With You by Layla Hagen next. I am lucky enough to be on Layla’s VIP Always With You by Layla Hagenlist and get the chance to read her books before it gets released. At one hand that’s incredible, at the other hand it is a shame because this way I finished it half a month before it even releases. I did love it so so much though. The Connor family is such a cute family and I loved reading about them falling in love one after the other. Just like I did with the Bennett family. Star_rating_4_of_5

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella11. After seeing the trailer for the Can You Keep A Secret movie with Tyler Hoechlin and Alexandra Daddario I was instantly in the mood to reread this book. This book by Sophie Kinsella is such a funny read. I can actually imagine spilling all my secrets to a stranger when you think you’re dying but then finding out they’re your new boss would be my absolute nightmare! Star_rating_5_of_5

12. I was lucky enough to receive an arc to Ilsa Madden-Mills newest release, I Hate You, I Hate You by Ilsa Madden-MillsIlsa is a go to author for me and I loved this book like I loved every single other book I’ve ever read by her. I love a good hate to love trope and this one was a great one. Add that to the fact that the hero was an athlete and yup, you’ve got me hook, line and sinker. Go read this book you guys, I’ve absolutely loved it. Star_rating_4_of_5

Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan13. Kendall Ryan releases just about a book a month and while I have no idea how she does it, I love nearly every single one of them. Playing For Keeps was no different. Part one of her newest series, this was one I was looking forward to. And of course when the jock falls in love with his teammate’s younger sister, jup, you’ve got me. Elise and Justin have known each other for years, as Justin and Elise’s older brother were best friends since they were little kids. They have always had a thing for one another but they never did anything with it due to the brother being there. I loved this and I can’t wait for the next book in this series. Star_rating_4_of_5

14. I normally post the covers with the book I’ve read but this one doesn’t have one. The Bedroom Experiment is a short novella by Kendall Ryan that was linked in the Playing For Keeps book after finishing it. I loved it but it was way way way too short. But luckily enough Kendall already told us there will be more. I loved a good stepsibling romance and this had the writing of a good one! Star_rating_3_of_5

15. Dating Mr. Right is a collection of three love stories. One that I liked but I don’t reallyDating Mr. Right by Lauren Blakely like reading insta-love stories and this… was definitely that. Lauren Blakely was a new to me author and I know she has full length books as well, which I haven’t read yet. Maybe I should start on at least one of them before I tell myself that I don’t like her books. Because telling myself that on only one book which wasn’t a full length novel on just the one couple, isn’t really fair. However it was cute, I definitely liked the first one in the book. Star_rating_3_of_5

Taboo Daddy by K.C. Crowne16. My sixteenth book in August was by the same author as the first one. K.C. Crowne writes some good books, I really liked them. Taboo Daddy was definitely one of them. The hero and heroine meet through her talking to his daughter. His daughter is deaf and she seems to feel at ease with her. His daughter wants to decorate her room and she is an interior designer that needs a job. A whole lot of things happen but of course they fall in love. I liked this, it was cute, angsty and it was a good read. Star_rating_4_of_5

17. I don’t know what made me pick this book, but Filthy Rich Boys by C.M. Stunich is a Filthy Rich Boys by C.M. Stunichhigh school bully/ reverse harem romance. Marnye transfers to a preppy boarding school after receiving a scholarship. The school is ruled by the Idols, 3 boys and 3 girls and their posse that make the rules and tell you who is in and who is out. Marnye is quickly seen as the basket case as she is there on a scholarship and they won’t let her forget it. Marnye gets bullied and all comes to a head. I enjoyed this book but it wasn’t the best way to start a series. Of course I was too involved to stop after this and dove straight into the second book. Star_rating_3_of_5

Bad, Bad Bluebloods by C.M. Stunich18. After the end of the schoolyear and all that happened, Marnye is out for blood. She is going after the Bad, Bad Blue Bloods and make sure they’re going down after all they have done to her in their first year at Burberry Prep. This book was better than the first book, I liked that Marnye finally stands up to her bullies and won’t let them get away with it. Her friends help her out where possible. I did like that the 3 Idol boys turn themselves around and stand with Marnye. Star_rating_4_of_5

19. The third book in the series, The Envy of Idols, starts at the beginning of Marnye’s The Envy of Idols by C.M. Stunichthird year at Burberry Prep. She has the three boys and her friends by her side (and maybe there’s so much more happening than just that… But she still has the 3 girls against her. However Marnye’s list of revenge is not finished yet and the third year at Burberry is set out for another great adventure. Marnye finds herself not in love with just one guy, but five and how is she ever going to choose? Star_rating_4_of_5

In the Arms of the Elite by C.M. Stunich20. And then it was time for Marnye’s final year at Burberry Prep and things are coming to an end. In the Arms of the Elite was one of the best books in this series. I loved that Marnye is happy with all five guys. I didn’t think that I would like it as much as I did. I like the ending to this book and oh my god I do hope that there will be more books with them in college as I will read them as quickly as I read this series! Star_rating_4_of_5

21. And then we are on the final book of August. It’s the newest release by Abbi Glines. Making a Play by Abbi GlinesHer “The Field Party” series is a great series if you want to get started on her books. The fifth one, Making a Play, was a great one. Aurora is deaf and starts at her twin brother’s “normal” high school. She has an instant connection with Ryker, her brother is too overprotective and her dad is a racist. However this book was incredible and I am curious to find out if there will be more books to this. Star_rating_4_of_5

And then we were through! I can’t wait to find out what I’ll end up reading in September. So many incredible books coming out this month, I am well excited for it! See you at the end of this month!

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Wrap Up || June

Hi loves,

And then we were at the end of June already.. What?! How did this year fly by so quickly? I topped off my June by reading my 108th book, what? I know I’ve been flying through books but I’m on a role and I will be taking advantage of it before I get in that reading slump and won’t get anything done! In June I read a total of 16 books, some on audio, some in physical form and others as ebooks. I am loving these wrap ups, because I get to reflect on my reading! So here we go;

Coldhearted Boss by R.S. Grey1. The first book I read in June was an arc I received of Coldhearted Boss by R.S. Grey. Now Rachel’s books always get me in the best mood while reading them and Coldhearted Boss wasn’t any different. I’ve said it before but I will say it again, I am a sucker for a good enemies to lovers story and combine that with Rachel’s witty storytelling and you got an incredible book. I gave this book a whopping Star_rating_5_of_5 stars so I started June pretty well!

2. After having listened to the Twist Me trilogy by Anna Zaires last month, I couldn’t waitCapture Me by Anna Zaires to start her next trilogy. The trilogy intertwines with the first one and I loved the storyline as well as revisiting familiar characters. Lucas and Yulia were incredible together. Capture Me is the first part and actually has some part of the last book in the previous trilogy in it but told from other perspectives which I loved. I ended up giving this one Star_rating_4_of_5 stars, the narrators of this trilogy are as perfect as the Twist Me narrators were!

Bind Me by Anna Zaires3. The next book in said trilogy is Bind Me , it continues on with the story of Lucas and Yulia right where we left off in the first book. The book takes us deeper into the relationship that the two are developing sometimes a bit against their will too. According to my Goodreads account I’ve already read this trilogy before but I can’t remember much of it if I have indeed. The second book got a Star_rating_4_of_5 star rating off of me as well!

4. Last in the trilogy is Claim Me. While Lucas and Yulia have long told themselves that Claim Me by Anna Zairesthey’re not in love with each other and they’re simply captor and captive, of course there’s so much more to this than that. After the events at the end of the last book, we enter new territory and I am here for it. I absolutely loved it! The conclusion to the trilogy gets Star_rating_5_of_5 stars from me!

Amour Amour by Krista Ritchie5. The fifth book I read in June was Amour Amour by the incredible Krista and Becca Ritchie. The book is part of the Aerial Etherial series and I LOVE them. Amour Amour was a reread for me as I read it last year as well but I loved this all over again. Nikolai is the perfect broody guy and Thora the perfect heroine. Together they were fireworks. I am still not sure if I will reread Infini in July but I will reread it soon as well. I hope there will be a lot more books in this series in the future as I love being part of the circus world! Amour Amour kept its Star_rating_5_of_5 star rating that I gave it last year.

6. One of Kendall Ryan’s June releases was up next. The Two-week Arrangement was The Two Week Arrangement by Kendall Ryanone that I didn’t expect to be in two parts. My sister read it first and was so frustrated as the second one wouldn’t come out until the end of the month which is why I decided to take a bit more time with it. I still read it pretty early on in June and ended up loving it a lot but yes I do agree it is a bit frustrating to not be able to continue in what feels like to be the middle of the story! I still loved it a lot though! Hence why it received Star_rating_4_of_5 stars from me!

Did I Mention it's 10 Years Later? by Estelle Maskame7. Estelle Maskame is a young author whose books I’ve been devouring. I love reading a bit of a forbidden romance and hers definitely is that. Tyler and Eden returned in a short story as part of a anniversary of her first book being written. Did I Mention It’s 10 Years Later was cute but way too short in my opinion, I would’ve loved to read so much more of this! DIM got Star_rating_3_of_5 stars from me this time around.

8. Next up was another arc. Also a book that I’ve been waiting for with a lot of Superfan by Sarina Bowenimpatience. Sarina Bowen is one of my favourite authors out there and her Brooklyn Bruisers story is one of my favourites. Superfan is the newest release and tells the story of Silas and his crush on famous superstar Delilah might just be one of my favourite books of the year. I devoured this and I am already looking forward to Sarina’s next release! Superfan of course got Star_rating_5_of_5 stars out of me.

Pestilence by Laura Thalassa9. What am I going to tell you guys about the next book on my June list… Pestilence wasn’t.. good? I went into it expecting to at least like it a little bit, but it was just too much for me.. The idea is as followed; the four horsemen come to earth to kind of reset the earth and get rid of humanity as it keeps destroying the planet. One girl tries to kill the first Horsemen, Pestilence but fails to do so and he captures her. He takes her along his journey and while he keeps on wiping out all humankind, she starts falling in love with him. My only question was; why? He literally kills while she’s there, sometimes to take the house of people so she can sleep and just watches her take care of the people until they die in front of her… I don’t ever give ratings below three stars unless they’re really bad. Pestilence got Star_rating_2_of_5 only because the writing style that Laura used was something I liked. The story, just wasn’t for me.

10. After the previous one I was in the mood to read something that I knew I was going toPunk 57 by Penelope Douglas love reading and decided I’d pick up Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas. Rhian and Misha have been penpals since they were little, Rhian’s teacher thinking Misha was a girl and Misha’s teacher thinking Rhian was a boy. But when Misha finds out Rhian isn’t who he thinks she is he decides to mess with her and they go from penpals to enemies. Rhian none the wiser about who Misha really is to her. I loved this book, I was a bit bummed the story was set in high school but it made up for it and I couldn’t put it down once I’d started. It had been a while since I read a book by Penelope and this was a great one to pick up, I ended up giving it Star_rating_5_of_5 stars.

Under Locke by Mariana Zapata11. As I told you all in my last wrap up, I love a book by Mariana Zapata. I am slowly making my way through them and as I only had two left to go, I decided to go with the one that I had on my actual bookshelves. It being Under Locke, after reading about Dex and Iris in Kulti knowing now where they’d end up I couldn’t wait to find out how they got started. I love a good slowburn romance and Mariana is the queen of them, but oh my god this one nearly killed me. The tension was there and the moments were there but nothing ever happens until so late into the book! I loved it and couldn’t give it anything but Star_rating_5_of_5 stars.

12. Next up is another arc by one of my favourite authors, T.M. Frazier. Tracey writes the N9ne by T.M. Fraziermost amazing erotica romances. Her King series will forever by one of my top series and her newest release in the series, N9ne is a good next installment. What I might have loved most about this book was the return of so many favourite characters out of the previous books but most of all Preppy. Of course the book is the story of Preppy’s little brother Kevin so how could he not make an appearance. I can’t wait to find out what is going to be next! N9ne received a good Star_rating_4_of_5 stars from me!

Stay by Tia Louise13. The thirteenth book I read in June is one I should’ve read way earlier but for some reason hadn’t yet. The newest release by Tia Louise, Stay tells the story of single mum Emmy who takes care of her little boy after her divorce. When Stephen Hastings is suddenly in front of her again she’s not sure what to do. Emmy lost her virginity to her brother’s friend years before and after he left her like nothing had happened, Emmy decided she would never look at him again. Of course that’s not how it goes. When Stephen proposes a marriage out of convenience for benefits her son needs, Emmy starts looking at him different eventually. Stay was incredible and received Star_rating_4_of_5 stars from me.

14. And then there was part two in the Penthouse Affair duet by Kendall Ryan, Seven Seven Nights of Sin by Kendall RyanNights of Sin continues where The Two Week Arrangement left off. I was so happy to be able to continue the story as I was eager to find out what was going to happen next. Kendall did not disappoint. I really liked this duet, it was cute and rough and thankfully had a happy ending. I love the single dad romances. In my eyes there’s nothing cuter than a hot single dad hehe. Seven Nights of Sin got Star_rating_4_of_5 stars from me.

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young15. Nearly at the end of my list! My fifteenth book I read this month was another reread. I decided to reread On Dublin Street by Samantha Young as I was in the mood for one of her books and it had been a good while since I read anything from this series. I first read this book in 2015 so I though I’d be up for a reread. Joss and Braden are amazing, I love their banter and how they eventually get together because you could see that happening from a mile apart! On Dublin Street also kept the rating I gave it back when I first read it, Star_rating_5_of_5 stars.

16. The final book of June was also a reread. Stolen by Lucy Christopher was one of the Stolen by Lucy Christopherbooks that I bought when I visited San Francisco in June 2014 and I read it on my plane ride home from there. Maybe that’s why I loved it as much back then and gave it five stars. While I still liked the book, it was no longer a five star read for me, I ended up giving it Star_rating_3_of_5 stars which is a bit lower. Stolen will forever hold the best memories for me, because the trip to San Francisco was one that I absolutely loved taking!

And that was the end of this wrap up! I can’t wait to see what I get to read in July, but you will have to wait a month to find out! I hope you read as many incredible books as I did and will in the coming month.

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REVIEW || Fighting For You

FIGHTING FOR YOU, the next book in Layla Hagen’s Connor Family series, is available now! Get your hands on Jace and Brooke’s story today!

About FIGHTING FOR YOU

Jace Connor has received many titles in his career, and enjoyed them all. Although, he’s working on changing the last one. There’s more to Jace than the media portrays—a man who loves his tight-knit family, being his nieces’ and nephews’ favorite uncle.

The reformed party-boy is now steering clear of anything that could blemish his reputation. But when the coach’s gorgeous daughter is hired on as the team’s new sponsorship manager, keeping on the straight and narrow becomes impossible. Her warm and bubbly personality coupled with her sexy-as-sin body makes her irresistible.

Brooke Derringer wants to prove to everyone that she wasn’t hired due to her personal connections. She’s determined to keep things strictly business and focus only on work. She learned the hard way that the office isn’t the place to make friends.

But a certain smoking hot–and bossy–soccer player is determined to change her mind. Surprising her with clandestine dinners and late-night gym sessions, Jace is inescapable.

For the first time in his life, Jace wants more. He wants the whole package…with the one woman he can’t have. But Jace doesn’t let that deter him. He’s determined to fight for her. And he will.

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About Layla Hagen

Layla Hagen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She fell in love with books when she was nine years old, and her love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.

She writes steamy and romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.

She is represented by fabulous Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)

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Finally the book I was waiting on, I’ve loved Jace in every single mention in other books and I am so happy to finally read his book! The Connor family have crept their way into my heart and I think I might’ve been rooting for Jace from the very start.

His romance with the coach’s daughter was a must read from the get go. Now you might know that I love sports romances and especially when there’s a small element of a forbidden romance in it, I just love it so much more.

Jace and Brooke were cute and adorable from the start, amazing in the middle and breath taking at the end. I hope to read a lot more from them in the future, even if it’s just mentions in other books by Layla!

I can’t believe there’s only one more book left in the Connor family series, but I can’t wait to find out what Layla is going to come up with next. Every single book that I have read by Layla since I first read any thing by her, have been absolutely incredible and I feel so lucky to receive these books. I love devouring them and always feel sad afterwards when I’ve finished them!

 

R&R || Coldhearted Boss

R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, COLDHEARTED BOSS, is available now – be sure to grab your copy today!

About COLDHEARTED BOSS

I’m desperate and destitute when Lockwood Construction rolls into my small town with an offer too good to pass up: high wages to any able-bodied man willing to join their crew.

Say no more. I throw on baggy clothes, tuck my long hair under a baseball hat, and apply for a job. Unfortunately, my half-baked idea of disguising myself as a guy is flawed from the beginning. As Shakira says, these hips don’t lie.

Still, I like to think I might have pulled the whole thing off save for one thing:

I know my boss.

Last month, we met at a bar, and after a fiery first encounter, it seems we’re destined to be sworn enemies.

Ethan Stone is ruthless and arrogant, a man I never would have crossed had I known how much he likes to toy with his prey.

He should just fire me and be done with it. Instead, he decides to make me his personal slave. Oh right, I think they’re calling it personal “assistant” these days.

It’s torture, all of it—his bad attitude, his ruggedly chiseled face, his desire to grind me into dust.

Every one of our friction-filled battles burns hotter than the last.

A girl can only hold out for so long. Soon, I’m bound to go up in flames.

My objective? Survive the heat long enough to send home a paycheck.

My real objective? Stop having X-rated fantasies about my coldhearted boss.

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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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Coldhearted boss might have been my all time favourite by Rachel. I’ve absolutely loved every single second of it and I couldn’t stop reading. Taylor and Ethan were a hit from the get go and let’s be honest, I am a sucker for a good enemy to lovers trope in a romance book. Taylor has been dealt a hand full of crap in life and the way she deals with it is admirable. Ethan is such an ass to her, based on what happens in the start of the book I can understand this, but you know, it is a brilliant start to the book!

This book was all I wanted in a good book, Rachel doesn’t disappoint once again. Thank you so much for this book and I can’t wait to find out what else you come up with. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Coldhearted Boss, in exchange for an honest review.

 

RELEASE & REVIEW || Surprise, Baby

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Title: Surprise, Baby!
Standalone Companion Novel to
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Authors: Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Adult Contemporary
Release Date: March 12, 2019

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There’s a fine line between lust and hate.
I don’t care that Drew Merritt spent the last year transforming himself from grungy slob to sexy playboy. With messy, dirty blond hair and gorgeous eyes, his looks aren’t the problem.
His mouth is.
And the stupid things that come out of it.
But after an emergency strands us together, and he does his damnedest to take care of me…
Let’s just say there’s one thing we don’t clash on.
And it doesn’t involve talking.
I’ve despised Drew since I met him years ago. One weekend can’t change us that much, can it?
Spoiler alert: It doesn’t.
Except he left me a little keepsake.
And in nine months, I’ll have a surprise for Portland’s most notorious player.

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AUTHOR BIOS

Lex Martin
Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher.
She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she’s  lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.
Lex is represented by Kimberly Brower of Brower Literary & Management.

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Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avirectreader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement.
Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.

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my review

I was given a copy of this book for review and gah am I in love with these two. I hadn’t read the previous book, so I didn’t know how the other two came to be, but I loved reading about Kendall and Drew. I have said this before but I will say it again, I am a big sucker when it comes to hate-to-love stories, and this one wasn’t an exception. It took me a while to finish, which had nothing to do with the book, but more to do with the fact that I was not around too much to read.
Kendall and Drew have met a few years before through their best friends and while they have never really hit it off, when they get stranded in a mountain cabin together, they get talking and of course things start happening.
Lex and Leslie have written this book perfectly, with enough banter and fights and other drama.
Kendall was a sassy AF woman that I would love to be one day, maybe minus the pregnancy part.
Drew was a man to my heart, one who had a past that he didn’t like to be reminded off too much but with a love for his woman that I would love to feel.
Thank you so much for letting me read this book, I can’t wait to find out what else is on the horizon from either author!