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REVIEW**~**I Call Him Brady by K. S. Thomas

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Born the only son to one of Hollywood’s most prominent power couples, Jack Cole’s life is damn near perfect. With women lining up to be with him, movie parts most seasoned actors would die for and the freedom to live above the rules, Jack’s life is going completely according to plan.

Until Embers…

Embers doesn’t have time to waste on any more dirt-bags. Too busy trying to take care of herself and her daughter to take any more chances on romance, she’s limiting her love life to daydreaming about one hot and sexy, Jack Cole.

Except her surefire way to keep her heart safe goes completely awry when her dream guy and her reality suddenly collide.

A master of recreating the human emotions he’s never allowed himself to feel, Jack must now deal with the consequences of offering his heart to someone who may be too scared to keep it.

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**4 stars**

I Call Him Brady is a story about finding the right one, falling in love and knowing how to hold on to it. Love is never an easy road, with many twists and turns but it’s how you find your way that matters most.

For Jack Cole, love wasn’t easy. He’s a famous movie star and lived the Hollywood life. Jumping from bed to bed and never really finding himself. That’s is until he meets Embers.

Embers is completely different from anyone else he has ever met and doesn’t treat him like the Jack Cole…she treats him like Brady.

I don’t want to spoil too much but the Brady storyline is charming.

This is a sweet love story that I enjoyed reading.

I particularly liked the grand gestures of love in this book – it had me smiling and sighing.

If you are looking for a light read that has all the makings of a beautiful love story then this book is for you.

~Shannon

 

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REVIEW**~**Fall into Forever by Beth Hyland

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Ivy McAllister had it all. Perfect boyfriend. Perfect life. Perfect future. Or so they tell her. Because one night, on a dark country road, a fiery crash changed everything…and Ivy can’t remember what happened.

Now, two years later, at a new college far from home, she tries to regain control of her life, but her plans don’t include a tattooed, motorcycle-riding, indie music-obsessed guy with his own sorority girl fan club.

Jon Priestly is the hottest guy at Pacific State University. Just ask his groupies. But with a dark past he must keep hidden, he shuts himself off emotionally and trusts no one. That is…until he meets a broken girl with haunting green eyes and secrets of her own.

Ivy shouldn’t be attracted to Jon. They’re wrong for each other in every possible way. Yet as they spend time together, something about him—everything about him—feels so right.

But when threats from her past make her question what little she does remember, Ivy must decide whether to run again or trust the one person she can’t live without.

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4 Stars

I really enjoyed this read! It had the perfect balance of what I look for in a read. Romance, drama, a bit of sizzle, a misunderstood guy and growth in life and love.

This read captured my attention and had me interested and invested in the two main characters lives.
Jon is the misunderstand “bad boy” and Ivy ( love this name) as the girl who just wants to focus on school and does not want anyone complicating that. Well enter Jon and that makes Ivy’s life and goals flip.

The characters have nice chemistry and are real. They are going through realistic issues and I like that! I wanted and enjoyed being on their journey with them.

There are some interesting elements that come into play that add to the story. I liked how the author didn’t give anything away to quickly – it felt realistic the pace she lead us on.

The secondary characters were fun too! I wish there had been a bit more with Cassidy and Touch- I felt like I was left  hanging there.

Overall a great read!

This book is bitch approved by me 😉

~Shannon

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Beth Hyland is the author of FALL INTO FOREVER, a contemporary New Adult romance. She’s a friendly Seattle girl who married her college sweetheart and has two awesome kids. She loves to read and write books about bad boys who have a secret heart of gold. She believes in happily ever afters and has a closet addiction to YouTube makeup tutorial videos.

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REVIEW**~**Love Show by Audrey Bell

Author name: Audrey Bell

Book title: Love Show

Series # (if applicable): Standalone

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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 Hadley Arrington is the career-driven editor-in-chief of her university’s prestigious newspaper. Jack Diamond is a laidback student whose good looks have made things even easier than they need to be. She’s the girl who came out of nowhere and kissed him in the rain. He’s the boy who made her do something crazy.

When the stakes seem too high, they have to decide if they’ll let their love show or if they’ll walk away for good.

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*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*

3.5 stars

Love Show is a story about how a couple in their last year of college meet under interesting circumstances and develop a relationship. its not an easy relationship simply because the heroine has rules that she establishes for her life and love is not one of them.

Our heroine is Hadley. I really wanted to like her but she came across as selfish and narcissistic at times. She is described as career driven, but I felt she acted more like a girl who pushed away the possibility of love because she was to caught up in what she wanted. She wasn’t able to let her self love or be loved. Not that it should matter, I have read books with this same premise, but it was almost too much. It made it hard for me to connect with  her.

Hadley meets Jack and I instantly liked him. He was laid back but caring. He showed Hadley how good they could be together but the rules she make in regards to their relationship makes it a challenge.
I have to say there were moments that I liked their chemistry. They had great back and forth banter and that kept me entertained. However, I was sad that their wasn’t enough heat in this one. Not that I need a knock your socks off sex scene, but I think you can add some imagery to help you feel their connection on a higher level.

There are several supporting characters that I enjoyed reading about. Her roommate David was a great addition and his story line kept me interested an invested.

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In my opinion the story wrapped up too fast. She went off for her career, she comes home and then they end up getting their HEA. It felt forced to me. I wish I had heard Jack’s side of the story and how he felt with Hadley’s decisions.

This was an ok read for me. There were some parts I wished for more but the secondary characters and their storyline kept me invested.

~Shannon

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Day #6 of our 7000 likes GIVEAWAY and author spotlight – Kimi Flores

Happy Saturday!!! We hope you all have a fantastic weekend and get time to read a good book. So for today’s GIVEAWAY and author spotlight, we have Kimi Flores! You can read about her books, read Shannon’s reviews of them, and enter to win an ecopy of one of her books 🙂

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A past that haunts can be laid to rest through the act of forgiveness, even if  the person you forgive is yourself. It must be gifted freely.
Abby  Sullivan cherishes the life she is creating for herself in her hometown of Santa  Barbara, California. She adores her best friend and supportive family. Her job  as a kindergarten teacher offers her life hope and purpose. She is very talented  at many things, especially hiding the pain of her past. That is until her world  collides with Caleb Hunter’s, giving them both a lesson in forgiveness and love.
A life changing love is cruelly snatched by sickness and death. A person  must be willing to give love, the greatest gift of all, to receive love.
A successful writer, Caleb is living life day-to-day. Giving refuge to  his sad and lonely heart since his wife’s sudden death from cervical cancer, his  primary focus becomes honoring her memory by rearing their five-year-old  daughter, Madison. Yet, when Madison Hunter walks into Miss Abby’s kindergarten  class, everything changes for all three of them.
With a little nudge  from a loving mother-in-law who has everyone’s best interest at heart, anything  is possible, especially when forgiveness and love gift even more blessings than  ever imaginable.
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~ Book 2 in a series but can be read as a stand alone ~
What’s a girl to  do when the one person she’s been forewarned about is the only one that her  heart desires?
Leah Valdez is a sassy, intelligent, hard-working woman  whose beauty shines from both inside and out. Friends and family have always  come first, but it’s time for her to start thinking about her own future.
Stefen Hunter is a rich, charming, sexy playboy. With seemingly no  effort on his part, countless women flock to him. That is, until he meets Leah.  He can’t understand why it’s so difficult to win her over or what it is about  her that intrigues him so much.
When an unfortunate event intertwines  their lives, Leah finds herself in a war between her thoughts and desires. To  forgive, and ultimately trust, Stefen, she will have to put her heart on the  line. After what he’s put her through, she’s not sure she’s willing to do that.
As compassion meets resistance, will Stefen be able to step out of his  comfort zone and accept that he can become the redeemed man worthy of Leah’s  love? Is Stefen and Leah’s connection strong enough to withstand An Exceptional  Twist?
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REVIEW**~**Crossing Paths by Melanie Stinnett

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The crossing paths of friendship, family, love, and loss are often complicated.

June Deckert and Caroline Smith sparked a friendship in college that carried them through graduation. Although they are complete opposites in every way, they have spent the last four years inseparable.

That is, until now.

June finds herself falling for a man who seems unattainable. As she works side by side with him on a new media campaign, their feelings for each other come alive. But when his actions start to speak louder than words, she wonders if she’s missing something.

Meanwhile, Caroline is fighting against her feelings for a recent acquaintance, and she decides to keep her new love interest a secret from June. Overwhelmed by these new emotions, her moods change swiftly, swinging up and down like a yo-yo.

While June and Caroline try to maneuver their way through new relationships, Caroline starts lying to June to protect her from a truth that threatens to break her heart and tear them apart.

In the end, Caroline’s deceit will test their friendship, and June will have to decide if her chance at love is worth putting her heart on the line.
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4 stars

“I know now, in this moment, that my path has led me here for a reason- to fond a place of healing where a second chance at love is possible.”

Crossing Paths is a beautiful story about how people that cross our paths in our lives can change them forever.  I was intrigued with this story right from the beginning. As the story progressed the idea of how people come into our lives had me wondering about my own path. That’s when I knew I would enjoy this story.

This story is about four people, June, Caroline, Cohen and Liam.  June and Caroline are best friends and we get to see their points of view as well as Cohen and Liam’s.  Their lives cross paths and that is where the sorry takes off. It’s amazing how people come into our lives when we need them most and change them for the better.

I don’t want to spoil the story, but this is a love story and its written in a unique way. We get to see glimpse of how the men feel and it adds more substance to the story.

This book does not have sex in it but some loving moments. I didn’t really miss it because it is so tender and sweet.

Ms. Stinnet does a excellent job describing the character feelings and emotions. I could’t picture everything clearly in my head and the writing flowed nicely.

Some quotes I loved include –

“I knew I couldn’t let you walk away again. You might not believe it, but I know you crossed my path that day for a reason.”

“I know that when I looked into your eyes, I saw something that made me believe in taking a chance.”

Crossing Paths is about taking a chance with the people that enter our lives at random times and following the path wherever it may lead.

This bitch loved this sweet and touching story.

~Shannon

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