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Internet Famous by Danika Stone- review

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Title: Internet Famous

Author: Danika Stone

Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Young Adult

Pages: 320(I read paperback ARC)

Author’s page:

Amazon

My review:

Madison seems like an ordinary girl, but she is more than that. She is kind of celebrity in the blogging world with millions of followers who like everything that she writes about her favorite movies. Behind the cover of her blog, Madi is supportive and protective sister, who even displaces absent parent in her sister’s live.

Internet Famous is a sweet, sensational and touching story about young girl Madison. The story keeps my interest till the end; mainly I wanted to know who the hacker is and what will happen with Madi and Laurent.  I like that the author brought my feelings from cold to hot when she tells about Madi’s parents and the situation I was nervous, I wanted to slap Madi’s mother. Parts were Madi, and Laurent showed up or was Madi’s blog in focus I felt warm in my heart.

Madi is the adorable girl she must deal with all barriers which her life brings. She is an introvert yet a famous blogger. The absence of her mother makes Madi’s life complicated, and her father doesn’t help much.

Laurent is an exchange student from France with whom Madi communicates thinking that he is a girl, but when they see each other, there are sparkles.

I recommend this book to young people who want to read the exciting, captivating and swoony story.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for the honest review.

My rating 5/5(amazing book).

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Legacy, Andalucian Night #3 by Hannah Fielding- review

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Title: Legacy

Author: Hannah Fielding

Genre: Romance, Fiction

Pages: 448( I’ve read Kindle edition)

Buy it: Amazon, Book Depository

Author’s page: http://hannahfielding.net/

My review:

Luna half Spanish half American gets an undercover job to investigate the controversial work of Doctor Rodrigo Rueda de Calderon. She must go in Spain for that, and the doctor isn’t what she expects to be, a young and attractive man. The attraction is vivid between them but could they cross all secrets and finally find true love?

Legacy is the third book of the Andalucian Nights series and is perfectly written like the other two books. Hannah Fielding doesn’t spare words but genuinely gives us in this perfect story which started in Indiscretion, the first book of this series. This is well written and engaging story, which brings my emotions up and down along with Luna and Rodrigo.

Luna is smart and dedicated to work young woman, who is frightened to give her heart. Rodrigo is a half-gypsy, and his reputation isn’t good, but his charm and humor work like a magnet to Luna.

I like how they met and how slowly get to knowing each other playing hot and cold. The settings, beautiful Cadiz on the Spanish coast makes the story to sound more convenient and more romantic. The house on the beach which Luna rents is fascinating, and it fits very well in the picture of Cadiz.

The whole package which includes the story and the characters is unforgettable, and It will stay in my mind long time.

I recommend Legacy for everyone who likes romance in extremely romantic and exotic settings and for everyone who loves intriguing love story twining with secrets.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My rating 5/5(amazing book)

Fall with Me by Jayne Frost-promotional post

Releasing December 15th, “FALL WITH ME” brings readers more of the sultry hot rockers that you love from Jayne Frost‘s Sixth Street Bands Series, along with a healthy dose of steamy romance with some laughs on the side. Also, don’t forget to check out the cover art by none other than Judi Perkins at Concierge Literary Designs.

 

As the bassist for the band Caged, the last three years have been one, long non-stop party. Sure, I’ve had some regrets. Everyone does. But getting trapped in a relationship isn’t one of them. I know good and well what happens when the attraction fades. I’ve seen it first hand. Love is a zero sum game, so why play? As long as I’m upfront about my feelings, no one gets hurt. Besides, I’m never in one place long enough to worry about tomorrow.
That is, until the band decided to take an extended hiatus in our hometown. That’s when I met Melody Sullivan. She’s the full-package. Whip smart and beautiful, with enough determination to take on anything life has in store. And the best part? Melody shares my philosophy on the fleeting nature of attraction. She doesn’t buy into the whole “happily ever after” crap anymore than I do. We’re perfect for each other. For now. And now is all I want.
With the expectations off the table, I can let my guard down and enjoy her company until the spark dies. And we both know it will. In a week, or a month. But until then, we’ll just keep having fun. The good kind, with lots of sex and no strings attached. And when it’s time to move on, we will. No drawn out goodbyes and no remorse.
That’s the plan, at least.

 

 

 

Pinning Mel to the cinder block wall in her tiny living room, I kissed her deeply, my fingers creeping under the hem of her blouse. She sighed, the back of her head bumping against the concrete as I palmed her breast.
“Fuck…sorry.” My hand disappeared into her blond locks, searching for a lump. “Are you all right?”
The girl had me so revved up I was ready to take her right here, inches from her front door.
Resting her palm against my chest, she laughed softly. “No permanent damage. I’ve got a hard head.”
Mel was hardheaded, all right. And smart. Not to mention sexy as hell.
Slipping out of my arms, she headed for the kitchen before I could devour her mouth again. I bit my lip when she ducked her head into the fridge, wiggling her ass as she poked around.
“Would you like something to drink? I’ve got water and…” She walked back with two bottles of Dasani. “Water.”
“Water’s fine.”
Twisting the cap off the bottle, I looked around the tiny apartment. Mel’s place was as bare bones as it got. Campus housing with concrete walls and worn carpet. Her entire kitchen would fit in the guest bathroom at my house.
Sinking onto the arm of the recliner, Mel snagged her lip between her teeth. “I’ve never had a one-nighter,” she admitted, like it was a bad thing. “So you’re going to have to tell me how this goes.”
Shifting my gaze to the large calendar on the wall in her dining room, I glanced over the neat stack of books on the table below. The girl was organized—OCD style—which was refreshing. But the fact that she was already planning for my imminent departure unnerved me.
Closing the gap between us, I twirled a lock of her hair around my finger. “It goes the way it goes, angel. The only thing set in stone is your breakfast. Eggs, right?”
She looked up, the sparkle in her eyes faint at best. “I’m not expecting you to be here in the morning, Christian. We both know what this is. I’ve heard all the rumors. I’m not naïve, you know?”
I pulled away out of sheer reflex. All night long we were just Christian and Mel. My celebrity was barely mentioned. Hell, she didn’t even pump me for information about the band.
After a moment, I eased onto the chair.
“Really?” I slid her onto my lap. “What have you heard about me? I’m dying to know.”
Staring at the bottle in her hand, her fingernail skated over the label. “The usual. Oversexed rocker. Never in one place more than a night.”
Tucking a finger under her chin, I tilted her face until our gazes met.
“I’ve been in Austin for months, so you shouldn’t believe everything you hear.”
Her expression indicated she saw through my halfhearted attempt to address the rumors. I may have been in the same city, but that didn’t mean I was in the same bed. A Google search would turn up dozens of pictures to prove the point.
Mel slipped her arms around my neck. “I’m just letting you know that I get it. Guys like you don’t date—they fuck.” She fought to keep her smile. “And breakfast isn’t usually part of the deal.”
I tightened my grip on her waist, my thumb skimming the smooth skin above the waistband of her jeans. Conversations like this weren’t usually unnecessary. The chicks I hung out with knew the score. Hell, they were fine with it. No truths exchanged beyond the basics: hotel or tour bus, and where should the cab drop you off when we’re finished.
But Mel wasn’t like that. She spent her time in libraries, not waiting behind rope lines hoping to get my attention.
Taking her hand, I blew out a breath. “I’ve been on the road for four years. It’s a little hard to plan breakfast when you don’t know what city you’ll be come morning. But I can’t blame it all on my lifestyle. From a strictly biological standpoint, you know, attraction fades as soon as the hormone rush is over. Pheromones and all that.” Chancing a peek at her face, I found her nodding in agreement, her green eyes glued to mine. I smiled, tracing a finger over the curve of her jaw. “I’m not saying I’m opposed to a repeat performance. I just don’t believe in making promises I can’t keep.”
Realization slammed me in the chest as she mulled over my declaration. Despite the passionate kiss at the door, Mel wasn’t a sure thing. She could ask me to leave. Hell, she might.
I held my breath as she shoved to her feet.
Propping a hand on her hip, she studied me for a long moment. “But you will be making me breakfast…is that what I’m hearing?”
Not quite a question, but a statement of fact. And one I’d gladly agree to if it meant a night in her bed.
“You can bet on it, angel.”
I stood with the intention of capturing her mouth.
Instead, Mel entwined our fingers and said, “Cool. I think I’ll take you to bed now.”

 

Book 1
As the guitarist for the rock band Caged, I know the rules: no relationships. No complications. Leave ‘em willing when you go, but always go. Besides, it’s not like I’m ever in one place for more than a few days at a time. As the next hottest thing out of Austin, the band and me are riding the wave, and the music is all that matters.
Until her…
Lily Tennison has “complication” written across her beautiful face. But I can’t get involved. The timing’s all wrong. But she’s under my skin, and I can’t resist her troubled eyes and sweet smile. And I do have a little time to kill. Not much, just a few days in Dallas.
So I’ll scratch the itch and move on, like I always do.
Simple, right?

 

So…Who is Jayne?
As a writer you would think that would be a simple question…but it’s not. I spend so much time living in my characters heads, listening to their voices, that sometimes I forget about my own.
I guess I should start with the basics: the backstory. I was born and raised in California. At this point, I’m usually asked what it was like to grow up near the beach, but sadly, I don’t know. I grew up in the “other” part of California. Perfect for an aspiring writer, if you ask me. You learn a lot about keeping yourself busy when the nearest house is a mile away…and it belongs to your grandparents.
I spent all my time with my nose in a book, living vicariously through the characters, until I wrote a book of my own. I was ten at the time. It was a scintillating piece that cast the family pet as the protagonist.
By the time I went to high school, I moved on to romance. Why? Because I met my very own prince charming. I wrote love poems in my journal about the green-eyed boy who stole my heart. He promised, the way all storybook heroes do, to sweep me away and take me on a grand adventure. And he did.
We picked up and moved to the Lone Star State and began the story of us. The best stories begin without a road map or a compass. Veering off course makes the journey so much more interesting.
True to form, just when I thought my life was set, we started the next adventure. I traded in my cowboy boots and followed my green-eyed boy to Las Vegas. My home will always be in Texas, but my heart is anywhere that he is. Our beautiful daughter made the journey with us. Our son stayed in Texas, to write his own story.
Somehow, in the midst of the chaos that is our life, I find time to write. Writing is what I love. I might stray from romance every now and then if that is what moves me…but I always come back. Some of the stories don’t seem romantic at all. They are gritty stories about flawed characters that find each other and hold on tight. Those are the stories that speak to me. Because that’s life. I believe that every story should have a happy ending—even the difficult ones.

 

 

Out of Practice by Phoebe Fox-review

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Title: Out of Practice

Author: Phoebe Fox

Genre: Chick Lit, Fiction, Romance

Pages: 274(I’ve read Kindle copy)

Buy the book: Amazon

author’s page:http://phoebefoxauthor.com/

My review:

Brook Ogden finally recovers from many downs and her life is in great state, especially her love life. She definitely lives with the love of her life and their two fur friends. Sasha and Stu are good, and they have an adorable baby, who everyone in the family loves. The only thing that is not right is her beloved father’s death.

After Brook’s appearance in one show on the local television her self-esteem and her work life goes on the downward path.  The TV hostess is her frenemy, and it seems that she has the unfinished battles with Brook and she is eager to finish those in the show humiliating Brook in front of the public. Everyone needs Brook’s advice and support, but one person can’t be right just giving without getting anything back.

This is the last book in Breakup Doctor series and it so sad that this is the end of the series. I’ve enjoyed reading previous books about Brook Ogden the therapist for the broken hearts, who herself calls breakup doctor, but it seems that this book is the top. The things go up and suddenly down for Brook. I enjoy reading the book I cry and laugh with Brook. When the death took Brook’s father everyone in the family grief in a different way, and that complicate the things, but family stays together.

Brook is even better than I remember it from the previous books. She is a helpful and compassionate character. In previous books she was funny, and I laugh more, but this time her father’s death gives the story more serious approach. It is wonderful how Brook deals with everything after her father’s lost and her issues with the practice Brook’s faith and enthusiasm decreases day by day, but she isn’t alone, and she has the biggest support ever Ben, Sasha, and Stu, even her nephew helps. I felt all her troubles as they are mine.

I highly recommend this book to everyone who wants to read chick lit novels with a heartwarming story.

This book was provided by the author and publisher.

My rating 5/5(amazing book).

I was a bitch by Emily Ruben- review and release day

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Title: I Was A Bitch

Author: Emily Ruben

Genre: Romance, Young Adult

Pages: 261(I read Kindle copy)

Publisher: Inkitt, 12.October 2016

Buy the book: Inkitt

My review:

Lacey was waking from two months coma after a terrifying accident, and she thought that she was sixteen. Her parents looked older that she remembered them. Trying to comfort her they told her the truth that she was eighteen, and they mentioned Derek, her boyfriend, but nothing helped, she didn’t remember anything of it even her boyfriend. Day by day she was discovering that she was a Queen Bitch in her high school and couldn’t remember who Derek was and why she was her girlfriend, considering that he was the most attractive and gorgeous young man.

How she become the most popular girl in the school, how that was possible she got thousands of likes and followers on FB when she was an ordinary girl, unpopular almost invisible girl in an entire city or that was in the past, two years ago.

I had struggled which book to pick up to be my next currently-reading and saw this book in my inbox marked like an arc. After I had read incredibly romantic and the unforgettable book I was a Bitch seemed to me like an ordinary and straightforward YA book, but I was wrong it was much more it was “read at first sight.” This book is intelligent and well plotted filled with many surprises which made me reading till the end. Surprisingly this book is a debut to Emily Ruben. I found her tone dramatic and narrative which was keeping me awake till the early morning hours. The book wrote in the first person, and the story told in Lacey point of view.

Lacey was a strong, very smart girl and fighter. When she discovered that she had partial amnesia kept that in secret from the others, except her parents and her brother and while Lacey is trying to find out who she was, I enjoyed in suspense. Lacey was the character that gave me a reason to read till the end and cared about her.

I recommend this book to everyone who liked After series by Anna Todd and Did I Mention series by Estelle Maskame.

The publisher provided this book, thank you, David.

My rating 5/5(amazing).

Little Red Cuttlefish by Henry, Josh and Harrison Herz-review

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Title: Little Red Cuttlefish

Author: Henery, Josh and Harrison Herz

Illustrations by Kate Gotfredson

Pages: 34

Published: September 1st 2016 by Pelican Publishing Company

My review:

Little Red Cuttlefish on the way to her grandmother meets the big and scary tiger shark. The tiger shark is obstinate in his desition to catch the Little Red, but she tries to run away from the shark using all her skilled defenses: camouflaging, squirting the ink and all she knows.
This interesting illustrated book will bring you in the famous story told in a different way and different setting that we used to. This adorable book offers you a new world with rhymes and colorful illustrations.
The authors include the facts about the cuttlefish and the tiger shark, so that is excellent because the little kids get the information about those sea animals.
The illustrations are so delightful and bring life into the story; the kids will have to feel that they are into the deep ocean.
Highly recommend this book for little children, they will love this story and want more.

Green Tea Latte To go by Aven Ellis-review

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Title:Green Tea Latte To Go

Author:Aven Ellis

Genre:Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Romance

Pages:286(I read Kindle copy)

Buy it: Amazon

Publisher: RJM Publishing (September 13, 2016)

Author’s page:http://avenellis.com/

Review:

Although her parents thought that Payton is ridiculous and not approve her blogging career, Payton still thinks that she will succeed. Payton is an independent girl who endeavors and wants perfections, whether that be her looking or achievements in her career, even her green tea latte is perfectly chosen to be the perfect drink for her.

One day Payton goes in her usual coffee shop and orders her green tea latte, but she gets coffee which is not her but Brooks’ a perfect Englishman with beautiful brown eyes.

I like this book like all Aven Ellis’s books that I’ve read, because of it with her recognizable calm tone, enthusiastic story line, and sparkle and breathing new character.Yes, breathing because Ellis brings life in her characters they are like breathing, alive persons. I like the light way and like delightful Payton.

Payton is a girl like every girl in the world ambitious, trendsetter, a girl with style. I like how she manage to accomplish all her aspirations.

Brooks is every woman’s dream boyfriend. He knows what he wants and what doesn’t want, he knows how to conquest the girl’s heart.

I recommend this book to everyone who wants to read light, heart melting funny books, to everyone who believes that true love can defeat all obstacles.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My rating 5/5 (amazing book).

Seven Hours Challenge Accepted by Angelina Kerner-review

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Title: Seven Hours challenge Accepted

Author: Angelina Kerner

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Pages: 106(I read e-book)

Published:July 29th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Author’s page: http://www.kernerangelina.com/

buy this novella: Amazon

My review:

Chanel is an independent woman, who want to get a chance to see finally. She is okay with her state, but she tries to find the way to see, so she gets pills in every seven hours its experimental treatment, but she wants to work.
After one awkward situation, Chanel is under protection 24/7 by Leon, her bodyguard. Chanel’s father can allow her to get in such a situation and hire Leon to watch her.

I enjoy read this book, because is different in many ways the author’s tone is fresh and calming, the story goes that in the first place I don’t realize that Chanel is blind because the author doesn’t tell that. I love how the story goes and how it ends, how it has an impact on me. I have mixed feelings while I read this book.
Chanel is lovely, sweet young woman in her nineteen she is independent and educated she is a fighter, and she knows what she wants then she grab the chance to get that. Chanel only knows about love no matter what others people do she give back with love.

I recommend this book to everyone who loves good touching story, suspense, and love.
This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
My rating 5/5(amazing book).

Masquerade by Hannah Fielding- review

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Title: Masquerade (Andalucian Nights 2)

Author: Hannah Fielding

Genre: Historical Romance

Pages: 442(I read paperback edition)

Published: August 6th 2015 by London Wall (first published August 1st 2015)

Author’s page: http://www.hannahfielding.net/

buy the book: Amazon

My review:

Luz de Rueda was back in Spain after time spent in England. She came there to write the biography of one of the greatest Spanish artists. Luz met Leandro, young and passionate gypsy on her first days in Cadiz. She felt attracted by Leandro, but she knew that he is forbidden to her. Andreas de Calderon was Luz’s employer mysterious and refined man, but he was almost Leandro’s double.

The author’s vivid descriptions bring more joy in reading. I saw Spain in 1976 glistening and enigmatic although I have never been there.  I read all Hannah Fielding’s books and currently reading Legacy the last one in this series and could tell reading her books is a journey. In this book, I found again her talent to inspirit life in the book, and that is the main reason why I want to read more and more.

Luz was a young woman, innocent and inexperienced who wanted to learn about love and passion. Her life when she stepped in Cadiz was a struggle between last, love and secrets.

Leandro and Andreas were so the same and too different. The similarity in their look didn’t mean similarity in their personality.

The story about those three characters will bring you back in the past with such a picturesque and romantic atmosphere and in the same time awoke the feelings about them.

I recommend Masquerade to everyone who loves a good book, which you could read it in any season and any mood.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My rating 5/5(amazing book).

Mabel and The Queen of Dreams by Henry Herz

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Title: Mabel and the Queen of Dreams

Author: Henry Herz, Joshua Herz and Harrison Herz, illustartions: Lisa Woods

Genre: Children’s book, fairy tale

Pages: 32( I read digital edition)

Publishing:August 28th 2016 by Schiffer Publishing

Amazon, GoodReads

My review:

Mabel doesn’t want to go to sleep. She always comes up with excuses: I’m thirsty, I have to pee, and I’m not tired.  But all she wants is one great story before to go to sleep. Her mother has solution for her avoiding excuses one fun and sweet story, the story about Fae Queen, who goes when children goes to sleep and close their eyes. Fae Queen paints the dreams flying in her tiny chariot.

Mabel and Queen of Dreams is delightful and cute bedtime story. Mabel is charming and adorable character with whom kids could easy related. The illustrations are beautiful and soothing perfectly fit with the story.

The book for ages 0-6 but everyone who likes  fairy tales will like this story about wonderful and gorgeous Fae Queen, who visits when everyone close their eyes to sleep.

I love how Fae Queen is illustrated very sweet and tiny with her tiny chariot and Mabel sweet little girl so charming and playful.

I recommend this book for every mother and kids who enjoy in fairy tales beautifully told.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My rating 5/5(amazing book).