Roping Your Heart by Fabiola Francisco – Review

 

Synopsis;

Lia Montgomery has been my best friend since we were kids, but when she moves back to our hometown, we can’t ignore the chemistry between us. And I’ve come up with a plan to make her mine.

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Downfall (Kingdoms of Sin Book 1) by Willow Aster

 

This is unlike other books written by Willow and yet I loved it. She has a way of creating characters and world-building, which drew me in. I didn’t want to put it down and read it in one sitting. Perfectly good use of my Saturday.

Luka, love to hate is a strong definition but it’s true. He is a real piece of work. There were times I wanted to strangle the boy. His character is such a contradiction, hot one moment then cold the next. Read More

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The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon – Review

There was a reason I queued as long as I did during London RARE18, to meet Amy Harmon and this is why… Amy has such a gift with words, her characters come alive between the pages. It’s although I was them and they were me. I not only saw them, I heard them too. 

This story is moving and beautiful in every definition imaginable. Amy builds a world so vivid you can’t help but become part of it. Read More

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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey by Rick Yancey, Brandon Espinoza (Narrator), Phoebe Strole (Narrator) – Review

Synopsis;

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. Read More

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Hate the Game by Holly Hall – Review

 

Hate the Game, had me smiling from the get-go. Few romcoms have the power to keep me engaged, make me smile as well as laugh out loud.
But Holly most definitely hit the ground running with this fun, light and heartfelt read.
I loved Ava and Theo’s chemistry. Holly always has a way of making her characters real and relatable.
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Write You a Love Song by Fabiola Francisco – Review

Write You A Love Song, is a light-hearted, sweet and easy read. Set in the small town of Everton, Wyoming. Where country star Knox, was born and raised. He returns to take a hiatus from his failed marriage. He must now accept by choosing to marry the wrong woman, he ended up losing the love of a good woman in return.

After Ainsley caught her boyfriend cheating she threw a dart at a map to decide her fate. And was led to the small town of Everton. Struggling to make friends outside of work and with Knox, brooding as he tries to remain isolated, they form a friendship, and their feelings toward one another grow.

Fabiola doesn’t fail to deliver as she leads us into what I’m sure will be another great series.   Read More

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Our Dust Has a Pulse by Malynda Schlegel – Review

I was pleasantly surprised by Our Dust Has a Pulse. It kept me intrigued and invested, as the relationship between Katherine and Decker developed.

Being attracted to each other from afar, and then ending up on an unexpected road trip together, a wonderful slow burn and angst-filled. Read More

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Promise You by Fabiola Francisco – Review

Emotional and angsty this friends-to-lovers romance is both heartwarming and sexy.

You will love Dex as he works hard to woo Reese. Their chemistry undeniable.

“One night changes everything, risking the only thing I’d want more than a career in country music–her.”

Fabiola shows us the softer side of her writing with Promise You.

Whether you’re new to Fabiola or a long time reader, I can assure you, Promise You is a swoon-worthy must read.

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The Rules of Burken by Traci Finlay – Review

I know I’ve hit the jackpot when a book captivates me from the very first page. A twisted game of, Hide and Seek, if ever there was one.

“I see you, Little Spider…”

Traci Finlay managed to pull me into the story so well it was almost as though I was watching it play out on the big screen.
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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – Review

This book hit me hard. I’ve had it on my bookshelf for ages, and it’s easy to see why this is so well loved.

Fine what a simple word for such a non simplistic answer as to your well being. Read More

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True Love Story by Willow Aster – Review

I’m so glad I bumped True Love Story to the top of my reading list. I’ve had it on my Kindle for so long.

It’s such a beautifully heartbreaking read, and we already know from the start something monumental happens between Ian and Sparrow, which gradually unfolds during the past chapters.

But honestly, I wasn’t quite prepared to what extent until the plot twist. Read More

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Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman – Review

Neverwhere, was a re-read for me and a must read.

There is no better way than to read about London Below, The World of Neverwhere, than while commuting on the London Underground.

Interestingly bizarre but in the best possible way. Read More

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5,331 Miles by Willow Aster – Review

I didn’t know what to expect when I began reading 5,331 Miles, but I was was not disappointed.

It’s a second chance romance but not in the typical cliche sense. I loved the style in which it was written, a single point of view from young to new adult. Read More

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Cuckoo by Sophie Draper – Review

My expectations with any thriller are always high.

Cuckoo was good, a light thriller with a slightly dark edge. Although it didn’t blow me away, I enjoyed it none the less.

The fairy tale twist was brilliant; a story within a story was a brain twister. I liked that a lot.
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Desert Rose by K.Moore – Review

Desert Rose held me captive from the very first page. It’s hard to believe this is indeed a debut novel. K.Moore sets the scene perfectly as we see the devastation unfold from the abduction of Jennifer’s daughter and the aftermath that follows.

Being in a foreign country and at the mercy of a culture where women don’t hold the same rights, is just the beginning of her ongoing struggle to get answers regarding the abduction. A husband she thought she knew, now becoming a stranger and her son being forced to grow up sooner than he should have to.
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With This Lie by Kat Savage – Review

I love the way Kat writes her characters to life. Both Dani and Lucas resonated with me early on, and I found myself invested. Their chemistry kept me intrigued and turning those pages.

I’ve had the pleasure of reading some of Kats poetry which is powerful in its own right. And her first novel For Now, which I enjoyed but With this Lie is easily my favourite of the two.
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Somewhere Between Us by Holly Hall – Review

Somewhere Between Us, did not disappoint, after a year of waiting Holly manages to deliver this little beauty with the softer side of her writing style.

Cameron and Jeremy are an unlikely pair from the beginning. This story evolves with just the right amount of angst and builds up, in all the right places. It flits between past and present.

Sometimes you can love someone, but it isn’t the right time. Honestly, I think this was the case with these two. Both Jeremy and Cam needed the ten years of separation to learn and to grow, to have a greater understanding of themselves and love.
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Whiskey & Wine by H.Dillon Hunt – Review

It’s a given, any book which references Supernatural was always going to be a win in my book.

Whiskey and Wine is a sweet and heartfelt story. I loved the dynamics between Ellie and Dean, he pulls while she pushes. And if I’m honest, I’ve been left with a little bit of a book crush where Dean is concerned. 
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The Reason by Stacy M. Wray – Review

The Reason was such a lovely read. And for anyone out there uncertain if this will be your cup of tea. I think like myself; you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Lily and her husband have to come to terms that their marriage is over.

Wanting to make their separation as amicable as possible for them and their children, but due to unexpected circumstances, they end up having to put this on hold. Although they are still living together, they are living separate lives except for co-parenting.

When Lily first meets Casey over the counter where he works, at first it’s a smile here or an acknowledgment there.
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All My Truths & One Lie by Fabiola Francisco – Review

All My Truths & One Lie isn’t like any of the other books I’ve previously read by Fabiola. This one is more weighted with inner struggles and emotional breakthroughs. And in my opinion, it’s her strongest one to date. Read More

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I Hope This Makes You Uncomfortable: Poems by Kat Savage – Review

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Kat set out to evoke all the feels and this collection of poems does exactly that.

As intended this read will make you uncomfortable. It’s short but sharp and cuts you deep, right down to the very bone.  
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The Consequence of Falling by Claire Contreas – Review

This is one of those books which keeps you invested until the very end. It spans over a decade with brief encounters between Nathaniel and Presley. Their chemistry is volatile at best and Nate doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to winding up Presley. He loves nothing more than calling her Princess. Read More

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Hellion (Relentless Book 7) by Karen Lynch – Review

Ever since I began this series I’ve been eagerly awaiting Jordan’s story, and Karen didn’t disappoint.

Jordan is every bit as tenacious as she ever was. The young mohiri warrior is even more fearless, she takes risks and is passionate in her pursuits. Until Hamid comes back into the picture. Read More

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Verity by Colleen Hoover – Review

I was absolutely enthralled by Verity. And I didn’t even need to read the synopsis. I mean why would I? Not when it’s by an author I already love. But also not her usual genre. I knew I was going to one click. And I’m so bloody glad I did. Read More

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Selfish for Love by A.D.McCammon – Review

When Cat and Lawrence are brought back together after almost a decade, it soon becomes evident their feelings for one another are still as raw as ever. But Cat is now with Steven, and he is everything she wants on paper. Read More

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No Time To Blink by Dina Silver – Review

I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I purchased this book. I didn’t read the synopsis as it was recommended by some book friends. So I snapped it up for a bargain price and it has been waiting for me on my bookshelf ever since. I finally decided to pick it up last week and glad I did. My reading has been fractured lately, and this was a pleasant surprise. Read More

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The Keeper of Lost Things – Review

I liked this book but sadly I didn’t love it. I did, however, love the concept. It was just a shame certain parts pulled me out of the story at times. I can’t quite put my finger on it, maybe the author was trying too hard to say too much. I think sometimes less is more. Read More

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Tiny Drops – Review

Tiny Drops is one of those rare books, which hold so many poignant messages. Living with an invisible illness of any kind comes with a stigma attached and numerous misconceptions.

It’s refreshing and liberating to see the invisible made visible. Both enlightening and captivating, this is a story of first and foremost self-discovery.

Told in three parts, over the course of fifteen years, from the time of Brice’s diagnosis, of falling in love, loss and acceptance. Read More

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Mud Vein

Mud Vein is a go-to re-read for me. Each time it hits me harder than the last. Everything about this story pulls me in, slowly at first and then all-consuming. Read More

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Eight Goodbyes

I finished reading this into the early hours and I’ve now found myself a little in awe of Christine Brae.

I wish I had the ability to articulate just how much I loved this book but I don’t want to give anything away!
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I Like You, I Love Her

Is one of those rare books, which weighs heavy on your mind, long after you’ve finished reading.

Captivating and poignant. A style, which is both powerful and sharp. Keeping your heart beating just a little bit faster, as you become engrossed in the nostalgia of it all. Read More

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Every Day

A young adult book which touches on the extraordinary. With an interesting concept, this will have you thinking about life, love and the wonders of the universe.

It kind of reminded me of the film Fallen, with Denzel Washington, and yet it was different in so many ways. Read More

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YOU – Review

YOU is captivating and addictive in every possible way. 

It’s everything I look for in a thriller, and this was so much more. Read More

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Lie Lay Lain 

I’m so on the fence with this book…did it blow me away? No, but it has left me with questions, lots of unanswered questions, and that’s a good thing right? Read More

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The Darkest Minds: Book 1

I was pleasantly surprised with this read considering I had no expectations going in, I just knew I wanted to read it before seeing the film. (Which I haven’t yet…but I will.) Read More

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Girl, Wash Your Face

I’ve had this on my bookshelf since April, so many books to read so little time. 

But did I pick this up to read at the right time, heck yes I did! 
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Daring Wes (Cade Brothers Book 2) 

Well it was right there book 2  in the series, another nice easy read.

Although this one touches on experiences of a much more sensitive nature, it was a relaxing read.

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Tempting Levi (Cade Brothers Book 1)

Sometimes you just need an easy read that’s light on your soul. 

This is a good book for daytime reading and relaxing with a cup of tea.

I’ve read the blue series and this is different venturing into new territory away from the Casino and into the driving range. 

This series follows the Cade brothers who are either high strung, moody, cocky or unassuming, but one thing is for sure under all that bravado all it will take is for the love of a good woman to turn the bad boys good. Read More

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Hidden in a Small Town

Hidden in a Small Town isn’t like most suspense books I’ve read in the past, but that being said it kept me intrigued until the end a worthwhile read.

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Memories of Us

A Second chance romance, and another lovely read by Fabiola Francisco.

 

This is a story about two people who lost their way, but time and distance never diminished their feelings toward one another, whether they wanted to admit it or not. Hunter never truly gave up on Kenzie, and no matter how far away Kenzie was, or how hard she tried, she could never forget about her feelings toward Hunter completely. Read More

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Jackal (End of Men Book 2) – Review

Well tickle me pink, if you have any apprehension about not enjoying Jackal as much as Folsom, I can assure you both books are equally brilliant in their own right. They are so relatable to the individual end men you can’t help but love Jackal as much, or if not more than Folsom. There I said it! Read More

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The Great Gatsby

This was my first attempt of listening to an audio book, but to be honest I’m still not sure if audio is really for me, it kind of feels like cheating in a way, but none the less I am still a fan of this classic.
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Folsom (The End of Men Book 1) – Review

It’s the morning after, and I am a train reck. A dystopian novel so powerfully brilliant, where the lines blur between reality, and fiction. It’s not like anything I expected, it’s unique, relevant, passionate, and raw.

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Then She Was Gone

Although I didn’t know what to expect with this book, I have to say I was impressed, and enjoyed it, this isn’t a typical thriller/suspense.

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The Sea of Tranquility – Review

There’s so much I won’t tell you about this book, because I don’t do spoilers unless they’re already in the synopsis, but in this case I didn’t read the synopsis, or even a review.

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All of You (Rebel Desire, #3)

 This is the third book in the Rebel Desire series, and can easily be read as a stand-alone or in sequence.  Read More

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In the Gray (In This Moment Book 3)

 Sometimes in life we build barriers and put up walls to protect ourselves from the world around us.
It’s easier to have control when there is a mutual understanding that long term, and intimacy is simply not an option. 

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Where the Shadow Lies – Review

An Exceptional Debut Novel. 

Talk about a magnificent book hangover. 

It’s hard to believe this novel is indeed the work of a Debut Author, without a doubt this is one of the best books I’ve read to date.


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The Calm Within – Review

There is nothing I like more than reading work by a debut author. Its like finding a secret garden in all it’s gorgeous splendour.

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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear 

“Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now, this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of mystery and suffering that surround the process – and showing us all just how easy it can be.
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Review

Based on the powerful true story of Lale Sokolov. 

Like countless other men, women and children he was stripped not only of his freedom but also his dignity, name and identity.
In it’s place a number — 32407. 

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Review

 

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

Both lovely and beautiful in all the right places.
I sometimes question reading YA, like maybe I’m too old? 
But truth be told, it’s a coming of age book that is very relevant regardless of your age. 
Pfffttt age is just a number anyway right?

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Odd Thomas

Like most of you bookworms, my to be read list is totally out of control. With so many books on my bookshelf and pending on my kindle, theres not enough time. Its one of the reasons I love my 45 minute tube journey to and from work. I pop my headphones in and get lost in my current read. 

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For Now

This Debut Novel is a fresh contemporary romance, with mystery and added elements of suspense.

It does however hit on the sad reality of real life situations and the cruel circumstances that unfortunately people find themselves living.

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Quake

Synopsis:

He’ll shake her foundations…
Ana Grace is living a single mother’s worst nightmare. Separated from her two kids by a catastrophic earthquake, she’s trapped in her office building with a man she’s only just met. He’s a sexy former soldier, and possibly the only man able to help her navigate the dangerous landscape home.
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Kiss Me Like You Mean It

 

J.R.Rogue has always had the power to put her everything into her writing its raw, real and emotional.

The fact this book is inspired by a true story only pulls you in deeper, there’s not much hope you’ll come out unscathed.

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Bad Sister

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When flames rip through their family home, only teenager Stephanie and her younger brother escape unhurt. Brett always liked to play with fire, but now their dad is dead and someone has to pay the price.
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From Sand and Ash – Review

From Sand and Ash, by Amy Harmon

The bar was set high from the moment I read the prologue and yet this book never once failed to deliver.

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Fated (Relentless Book 6)

Karen Lynch’s Relentless series is one of my guilty pleasures, not going to lie, as long as she’s writing them, I will read them!

Synopsis:

Christian Kent has many labels – warrior, protector, friend, lover – but the one label he never wanted was mate. In his lifetime, the only girl he has ever loved, was the one he couldn’t have. He left her to protect her heart, but his own will always belong to her.
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Love You Through It (A Rebel Desire Novel Book 2)

 

Bittersweet, contemporary romance of love, loss and fighting through it, if you liked Lovin on you, I recommend you read this, you’ll love it.

Bri’s life changed in the blink of an eye, all her hopes and dreams lost.
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Lovin’ on You (A Rebel Desire Novel Book 1)

 

This was a sweet, lovable and contemporary romance.
Not your usual boy meets girl scenario Cash and Olivia have their fair share of struggles with their new relationship.

He is a musician in the upcoming country band Rebel Desire, hit swoon factor.
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Lilith – Review

Lilith, formerly Whore by Willow Aster, was my first read of 2018, This book has it all with suspense, mystery and love.
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