Mr Romantic by JA Huss Book Review

Mr Romantic by JA Huss Book Review
Charm is the key to the world.

Charisma, magnetism, sex appeal—that ‘it’ factor that can’t be described.

Nolan Delany has it is spades.

The infamous Mr. Romantic.

And maybe he is out of my league… But I’m going to give it the old college try anyway. Because I didn’t travel two thousand miles for a job interview at his request just to be put out like trash.

Don’t underestimate me, Mr. Delaney.

I’m really not as innocent as I look.
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First off let me say I almost didn’t read this book. My sons name is Nolan, and I just couldn’t see myself reading a dirty JA Huss book without seeing my sons face in my head. However, like all the other books, I had to read it. I’m lucky that Nolan’s name isn’t said that much, especially during sex, so I was able to enjoy the book.
Mr. Romantic is a much darker book than Mr. Perfect. We get some new pieces of information on the story arc that will be happening over these five books. We also have some cameos from some of our favorite characters from Julie’s other books. Yay!
Yes, the story has a fantasy rape scene. It is dual consent. If this bothers you, don’t read the book. However, I feel like the scene is important because of what happened in Nolan’s past. There is a lot of conversation before it happens between both parties, so there is no way it happens without consent.
Again, we have the main story between the two main characters, but we also have this mystery overall story arc. With even more hints from Julie, I don’t know if I’m more excited about the series story, or each individual story because that huge storyline is always so good. So good.

four-stars

About JA Huss

JA Huss is the author of the Amazon bestselling Rook and Ronin series, the epic science fiction I Am Just Junco series, and hundreds of kid-friendly science books in subjects such as biology, physics, anatomy and physiology, astronomy, and forensics. She has an undergraduate degree in equine science and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology. She has never taken a creative writing class and she hopes she never will.

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven | Book Review

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven | Book Review
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.
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I’m a day late returning this book to the library, and the fine I incur is 100% worth it.

This book is one of the few books that make it into the 5+ stars category.

Not to be cliché, but All The Bright Places is ….”all the colors in one, at full brightness.”

I went into reading, “All The Bright Places” blind, not knowing one thing about this book, other than it was Goodreads young adult winner. I can say with complete truth that I am so glad I went in blind because if I knew what this book was about, or knew where it was going, I would never have read it.

All The Bright Places is a sad book. Overall it isn’t, but when you get to the end you will be crying your heart out. You will need a towel to dry your eyes because a tissue just won’t be enough. Don’t let this scare you. It would have scared me and I would not have picked up this incredible book, but I’m so glad that I did.

We start the book out with Theodore and Violet meeting for the first time on top of the school bell tower. Theodore is contemplating if today is the day he should end it, and we don’t know what the heck Violet is doing up there. It is raining and freezing cold outside, making the top of the bell tower even more dangerous. When Theodore see that Violet is having a hard time getting down from where she has perched herself, he comes to her rescue and lets the school population that Violet had come up to talk him down from jumping. The bell tower is where the relationship between Theodore and Violet begins.

Through the book we learn about mental illness and depression. We learn just how dangerous it really is. We also learn that friendship is a beautiful thing and we should embrace others instead of pushing them away. Others are not better off without you here.

Not many of you know this, but I hail from the state of Indiana. All The Bright Places takes us on a journey of discovering Indiana, or wandering Indiana. I lived there for 15 years and did not know any of the places Theodore and Violet visited existed. Of course I lived there from birth to 15 and didn’t have a chance or the know-how to see these places. Back before the internet existed.

Theodore and Violet wander Indiana as part of a school project, but it turns into so much more. We learn about all the amazing places that Indiana has to offer, from the beautiful to the bizarre. I found myself looking the places up and feeling jealous that I missed out on these places when I lived there.

Theodore has a mental illness and suffers from major depression, while Violet has her own demons to battle. The two struck up a friendship during the project and took it from wandering to 2 places in Indiana to much more. It was interesting to read about all the places they went to. One location was this natural rock pool and I want to see it so bad. When I go visit my sister I’m going to have her take me to a couple of locations because Jennifer Niven makes them sound amazing.

I’m not sure how to wrap up this review for the book and convince you to read it, without giving much of the story away. There comes a turning point in the book that takes away the sadness and makes it into a beautiful story. You will still find yourself crying your heart out, but you realize that it has taken a really crummy situation into something beautiful. It is going to be an amazing movie. I’m glad that I read it before it comes to theaters because if the movie is anything like the story that came to life in my head, it’s going to be awesome. I’m excited Indiana is going to get some positive press instead of the negative it has been receiving lately.

So to summarize, read this book! It is a once-in-a-lifetime read. It is epic. It is sad. It is beautiful. It is “all the colors in one, at full brightness.”

 

 

five-stars

The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz | Book Review

The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz | Book Review
When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it's to discover he's been robbed. The only item stolen—a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it's property of the Maddox family who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows… No one except Paris.

In the small hours of a Louisville morning, Paris unspools the lurid tale of Tamara Maddox, heiress to the distillery that became an empire. But the family tree is rooted in tainted soil and has borne rotten fruit. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power, but also of lies, secrets and sins of omission. The Maddoxes have bourbon in their blood—and blood in their bourbon. Why Paris wants the bottle of Red Thread remains a secret until the truth of her identity is at last revealed, and the century-old vengeance Tamara vowed against her family can finally be completed.
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I’m a huge fan of Tiffany Reisz. I have read all of her books and love them. The Bourbon Thief is her next book to be released and I just finished it.
I found The Bourbon Thief to be a great read for fans of V.C. Andrews. The family has major problems with twists and turns you don’t see coming.
I learned a lot of bourbon in this book. I love learning news things, so that bumped the book up higher for me in my rating. It wasn’t just a story about bourbon, family, love and mysteries. You actually learn about the process of bourbon becoming bourbon, and it is fascinating.
While Tiffany said this book is darker than her previous book, I don’t think that there is anything in the book that would indicate a warning on content or a trigger factor. What I thought she meant by darker was in regards to how dark her “Original Sinners” series books are, but I can see where she is coming from. It definitely has a darker theme, but it is revealed in layers, like an onion. It isn’t until the very end,when the events and secrets are revealed and come together, what a mess the whole situation truly is.
I don’t know what it was about this book, but I personally didn’t enjoy it as much as her others. It is a huge departure from her other work, but that wasn’t it. I read all genres of books, so I didn’t care if it had sex, kinky sex or no sex in it. It was a little slow, and like a previous reviewer said, it was depressing.
Tiffany did a lot of work for this book and it definitely shows. I can see why she wasn’t on social media. All of the research that had to be done is inspiring. Like I said early, I learned a lot about bourbon.
It really bothers me that I have to give this book 3.5 stars because I am such a huge fan of Tiffany, but I have to be honest to readers and tell them that The Bourbon Thief just wasn’t a book that squeezed my heart or blew me away.
To any Tiffany Reisz fan, I know you will like it. I know you will read it because it is Tiffany. Hell, that’s why I read it. Go in with an open mind and expect it to be more of a women’s fiction book with minor elements of romance. Expect to learn a legacy of a family and just how twisted it can be.

*Book provided for an honest review courtesy of Netgalley*

three-half-stars

About Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz The Confessions of Marcus Stearns from the Original Sinners series

Tiffany Reisz (pronounced Rice) lives with her fiancé (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.
When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).
If she couldn’t write, she would die.

Mr Perfect by JA Huss Book Review

Mr Perfect by JA Huss Book Review
Wanting the perfect man doesn’t make me crazy. I just know what I like.
A powerful billionaire in a suit wasn’t even my first choice. Mcallister Stonewall was never on my radar, I didn’t even know he existed.
But I do now.
His hands are all over me at work. The heat of his chest pressing against my bare back as he bends me over the desk is the only thing on my mind.
He is my most forbidden desires unleashed. He is my new secret obsession. He is my Mr. Perfect.
Until the moment I realize… There’s no such thing as perfect.
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I love books that have banter back and forth between main characters. It makes you break out in a huge grin that you then try to hide. This happened to me while reading this book while waiting at the pharmacy at Walgreens. I was a grinning idiot.
The heroine lives in the land of fantasy and denial, and Mr. Perfect brings that world to a crashing halt. Like Huss’ other books, the book has hot sexy times and another story arc covering the Mr. series that we haven’t figured out yet.
I loved the book, just like Huss’ previous books. You will not be disappointed.

four-stars

About JA Huss

JA Huss is the author of the Amazon bestselling Rook and Ronin series, the epic science fiction I Am Just Junco series, and hundreds of kid-friendly science books in subjects such as biology, physics, anatomy and physiology, astronomy, and forensics. She has an undergraduate degree in equine science and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology. She has never taken a creative writing class and she hopes she never will.

An Unforgivable Love Story by BL Berry Review

An Unforgivable Love Story by BL Berry Review
Love is patient.

Love is kind.

Love is UNFORGIVABLE.

She wanted to forget her past.

He wanted to change the course of his future.

She was everything he never knew he needed.

He became her unexpected.

Everything was perfect.

Until ...

Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is UNFORGIVABLE. She wanted to forget her past. He wanted to change the course of his future. She was everything he never knew he needed. He became her unexpected. Everything was perfect. Until ...

Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is UNFORGIVABLE. She wanted to forget her past. He wanted to change the course of his future. She was everything he never knew he needed. He became her unexpected. Everything was perfect. Until ...

An Unforgivable Love Story Review:

I don’t know what to say about this book. Stay with me during my rambles.
First, I met Barbara at Penned Con right before she was to release Love Nouveau. I was giving her unsolicited advice, and she showed me the amazing cover and then I read the blurb. I was honestly stunned that this was her first book. I read it and it was amazing. She made a name for herself in the tough book industry.
Moving on to An Unforgivable Love Story, Berry departs from the basic formula. She wrote the book in 4 sections. Each section is about a different character.
During the first section, I had a good idea where the book was going, and I even sent a tweet to Barbara that I was going to live tweet her as I read the book. The first section leaves you with a cliffhanger.
During section 2, you start all over again, just to leave you with a cliffhanger like section 1 did. That’s okay because when you start section 3, you have all the important information and you feel like you can get a handle on what’s happening.
As you read through section 3, you are going back-and-forth with how you are feeling about the whole situation. Where do you stand on what is happening. Do you agree with the characters decisions or not.
Then when you finish up section three, you feel like things are settled, but then you realize there is section 4. Now what is going to happen? You read it, and it is such a plot twist that I don’t even know how I feel about it. I don’t even think I understand it. Maybe Berry wrote it so you don’t get it and you make your own opinion on what happens. I don’t know. I need to tweet her. The end definitely left me scratching my head.

Purchase Links:

Amazon– oh, and it’s free on Kindle Unlimited at the time of this post

Playlist:

  1. Wild Honey – U2
  2. Like Real People Do – Hozier
  3. Colorblind – Counting Crows
  4. Oh Darling – Gossling
  5. Breathing Underwater – Metric
  6. Let It Die – Foo Fighters
  7. I’m Sorry – Imagine Dragons
  8. Fools – Troye Sivan
  9. Don’t Mess Me Around – Clare Maguire
  10. Heal – Tom Odell
  11. Unbreakable – Jamie Scott
  12. I’m The Man Who Loves You – Wilco
  13. Creep – Radiohead

 Other Places to Connect with BL Berry are:

Newsletter signup link: http://bit.ly/1zCPOPr

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/BLBerryAuthor/?fref=ts

Facebook Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/629890583798312/

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8441842.B_L_Berry?from_search=true&search_version=service

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blberrywrites/

Amazon Author Page: 

 http://www.amazon.com/B.L.-Berry/e/B00O0DZATE/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1456287479&sr=1-2-ent

 

four-stars

About BL Berry

BL Berry grew up telling lies. Eventually, those lies turned into elaborate stories and when she grew older she started writing them down. When she’s not hiding behind her computer writing, you can find her spending time with her family or catching up on her favorite TV shows. Rumor has it she’ll sleep when she’s dead.

Residing outside of Kansas City, she lives with her husband, two children and black pug. Each day her family thanks the makers of e-Readers, because without which they would be living amongst stacks and stacks of romance novels. Conversely, each day B.L. Berry thanks the makers of e-Readers for hiding her book-hoarding tendencies.

Slave to Love new release

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New Release!!

Title: Slave to Love

Author: Julie A Richman

Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 14, 2016

THERE ARE RISKS TO MIXING BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE …. OR ARE THERE?

She’s a feisty executive.

He’s a handsome, enigmatic CEO.

Fall in love with Sierra & Hale as they negotiate the game of love on the corporate battlefield in this hot, sexy & funny standalone contemporary romance.

Purchase Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1nkdLJM

iBooks: http://bit.ly/Slave2LoveiBooks

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/BNSlave2Love

Kobo: http://bit.ly/KoboSlavetoLove

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/SlaveToLoveTBR

Synopsis:

IF A MAN HAS AN AFFAIR AT WORK, HE’S A STUD.

He was a royal prick.
The night we met, he ignored me.
Then Mr. Big Shot CEO grabbed my ass in a business meeting.
My boss just loaned me out to this guy.
Now, we’re working on a major project together.
And our chemistry is dangerous.
Combustible.
If I allow it to ignite, I’ll risk losing that promotion.
Worse, what if I lose myself in him?

IF A WOMAN HAS AN AFFAIR AT WORK, SHE’S A SLUT.

From the moment I saw her I knew she was trouble.
It was the combination of her fresh face, smart mouth and nipples that seemed to know my name.
This woman could satisfy my needs both in the boardroom and the bedroom.
But there was more to it than that.
I wanted her.
Really wanted her.
And I was in the position to change the course of her life.
But I’ve got secrets, secrets that could destroy her.
And either make her mine or drive her away forever.

Teasers:

 

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