Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Series Blitz - Awkward Love Series - Missy Johnson

Title: It's Complicated

Series: Awkward Love #1
Author: Missy Johnson
Genre: Romance

Release Date: December 13, 2017


They call him the Anaconda, and I'm pretty sure it isn’t
because he likes snakes.

Nick Jenson is my neighbor. My hot, oh-so-sexy,
very-well-equipped neighbor that I’d spend hours watching from the safety of my
bedroom window.

I saw lots of things I probably shouldn’t have. Sometimes
I’d touch myself, imagining it were his hands roaming over my body instead of
my own. I had just one mission—to find out if the rumors were true.

Then one day, he caught me watching him.

I was mortified. I was prepared to quit college, move to
another country, and live the rest of my life saying, “Nick who?” But,
apparently, life had other ideas.

Because Nick? Well, he isn’t just my neighbor … He’s also my
father’s best friend. If I thought things were difficult before, they were
about to get a whole lot more complicated.

Oh, and those rumors? Holy fuck, are they true …

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Title: I Can Explain

Series: Awkward Love #2
Author: Missy Johnson
Genre: Romance

Release Date: February 15, 2018


Standing on the balcony, outside my boss’s apartment,
wearing only my underwear?

Not how I expected to start my Saturday morning.

I guess I should’ve thought harder about going home with my sexy new gym instructor,
especially since I had no idea the guy was married. When he pushed me out onto
the balcony, five seconds before his wife walked through the door, I jumped one
apartment over because I thought it would be less embarrassing for a stranger
to find me than his wife.

That was a smart move.

So here I am, wearing next to nothing and freezing my ass off, standing outside
the living room window of my young, sexy, and very intimidating boss, Chase

I have two choices: I sit here and try to think of another way out of this and
risk dying of hypothermia. Or I can suck it up and knock on that window. After
a long, internal argument with myself, I choose

option two.

Here goes nothing…

**Awkward Love is a series of short, sexy, fun novels that can be read in ANY
order. Each book is COMPLETELY separate from the next, so you can read one, or
you can read them all!**

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Title: Too Much Information

Series: Awkward Love #3
Author: Missy Johnson
Genre: Romance

Release Date: April 16, 2018


We've all been there.

One minute, you're sprawled out on your bed, minding our own business and the
next you're lying in the back seat of your best friend's car as she races you
to the ER.

And not the closest one either.

No. You're headed to the one fifty miles farther out, because the one five
minutes away is where you start your residency next week.

So there you are, lying in cubical nine, hoping like hell that the doctor about
to examine you isn't young, sexy or male.

Of course he's all three.

Telling him about the clitmaster7000 I have lodged inside me is by far the
single most embarrassing moment of my life.

Discovering he's my brother's new roommate is even worse.

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Title: Comfort Zone

Series: Awkward Love #4
Author: Missy Johnson
Genre: Romance

Release Date: June 15, 2018


There's nothing quite like watching your professor as he
motorboats a stripper.

The expression on his face when he looked up and saw me standing there would've
been funny if I wasn't so mortified. I wanted to turn around and run, but I
couldn't do that to Jake. It was his bachelor party, after all.

So, instead, we stumbled our way through the world's most awkward conversation,
because what do you say after witnessing that?

At least things couldn't get much worse, right?


The real fun began when the guys figured out how we knew each other.

Have you ever heard of the term frottage? Yeah, neither had I. Just like I'd
completely underestimated how awkward it would be getting a lap dance from
another woman while my professor watches, or how turned on I'd be.

My first mistake was going there in the first place.

My second mistake was not leaving the moment I saw him.

My third mistake, and the one I regret most?

Applying for that TA position with him last week…

** Comfort Zone is a M/F student/professor romance **

**Awkward Love is a series of sexy, fun novels that can be read in ANY order.
Each book is COMPLETELY separate from the next, so you can read one, or you can
read them all**

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Author Bio

Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her
husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks
he's a get the picture).

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for
something to read.

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REVIEW - F*cking Shattered - K.B. Andrews

TITLE - F*cking Shattered
AUTHOR - K.B. Andrews


I've always been the shy, quiet one. 
My best friend, the fun loving, outgoing one. 
When she's gone, taken away entirely way too soon, 
I have to learn how to live. 

And not just for me, but for her too. 

I have to live for the both of us. 

That means doing things I'd never do, stepping out of the shadows 
to join the rest of the world- taking chances, falling in love, 
and getting into a little trouble along the way. 

Losing my best friend broke me. 

And when a person breaks, 
They f*cking shatter. 

Johnaka's Review:

“Loss and finding love, 5 stars”

Andrews is a new to me author and I’m glad I took a chance on her story. I loved the title and the cover drew me in so it was an easy choice to read and the story held up once I started. I look forward to reading more of Andrews work in the future.
Jovi is the quiet shy type. She rather hang out at home than go out, but that all changes when her world is turned upside down. Jovi embarks on a journey she never saw coming and with someone she never thought she’d do it with.
River moved across the country to spend time with his sister only for her to be taken too soon. When he meets Jovi he understands why his sister loved her. Only Jovi doesn’t know who he is. Will he tell her before its too late and he betrays her or will she forgive him for hiding his identity?
These two were shattered but found love when they least expected it. This story proves that sometimes someone else knows something about you before you do.

Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 5/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall- 5/5

Release Blitz & Review - About Time - B. Cranford

Title: About Time
Series: The Avenue #1
Author: B. Cranford
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 25, 2018


It’s all about timing . . .

Ten years. That’s how
long Ashton Andrews spent wondering if she would ever have the family she
craved, with a man who was apparently not the one.

Six weeks. Time spent
patiently waiting, silently hoping and endlessly wondering if the decision
she’d made to go it alone was the right one.

Nine months. Morning
sickness, cravings and that constant need to pee are what Ashton has to look
forward to, knowing that numbered are her days of being just one.

Fifteen years,
eight days.
 An eternity ago were those unforgettable moments spent crushing
on her brother’s best friend, yet her mind constantly turns to him—the one who
got away.

The one who might yet be her one.

It’s probably about time she found out . . .

About Time is a
contemporary romance featuring 30-something characters who know that life is
short and know what they want.

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Our Review:

“Second chances, 5 stars”

I am going to cut through all the normal review stuff I do and not give you a tease about each character and how awesome they are. Instead I’m going to rave about how much I enjoyed About Time. About Time is a story that’s kind of like a lost love connection type of story. Dunk and Ash met when they were in college but they were literally passing ships even though Dunk was Ash’s brothers best friend.

They moved on with their lives and stuff happened who reshaped them into who they are now. And now? They are both hopping that brief connection they shared was real and that maybe just maybe they can build on it now. It’s a beautiful story that is well written. I definitely recommend you one-click, I don’t think you’ll regret it.

Star Ratings:
Writing style-5/5

Author Bio

B. Cranford is a proud Australian living in the USA, a lover of books,
breadsticks and bed, and the mother of two children who are far too similar to
their father for her liking. A lifelong reader, she dove into the romance genre
on the recommendation of her best friend and hasn’t looked back since. Her
debut novel, The Brightest Star, a second chance romance with (she
hopes) heart and humor was released on July 13, 2017, which just so happened to
be her birthday. Because if you release a book on your birthday, you get twice
as much cake, and that can only be a good thing.

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

REVIEW - Lead Me Home - A.L. Jackson


TITLE - Lead Me Home
AUTHOR - A.L. Jackson


Fourteen years ago, my life changed forever.

My sister disappeared. That day I was selfish. That day I chose myself over her. And that day, I lost everything. 

Including Nikki Walters. 

She's the girl I’ve loved my whole life. She’s gorgeous. Caring. Every single thing I’ve ever wanted but denied myself. She was my sister’s best friend, and I destroyed any chance of keeping her. 

When her safety is threatened, I have a second chance to do the right thing. But as soon as she moves in, I want her in all the wrong ways. 

All it takes is a brush of her hand, and I’m losing all control.

The fire between us is only burning hotter.

But neither of us saw what was coming. 

And it just might be Nikki Walters who destroys me in the end.

The highly anticipated sexy, suspenseful stand-alone second-chance romance from NYT Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson.

Johnaka's Review:

“Second Chances, 5 stars”

So many things about Lead Me Home made me feel. I went through all the emotions, I was happy, my heart hurt, etc. Lead Me Home was the perfect mixture of romance and mystery. It concludes a mystery some of us have been curious about for sometime and gives us the answers we seek. At the same time, we manage to fall in love with a broken couple.
Nikki has always loved Ollie. But nothing about their relationship is healthy. She wants him but he constantly denies her. Together they are like a yo-yo, they constantly go up and down like there is no end in sight. But what happens if the end is near? Will they find their way?
Ollie loves Nikki but he’s been living in a constant state of numb since the loss of his sister. He will never give up on finding out what happened to her and in doing so he pushes those closest to him away. The one who has suffered most over his actions is Nikki. Will he ever be able to break the cycle they have been living in?
If you’ve clicked into Lead Me Home you might as well scroll up now and one-click. This story goes by fast but will leave you with a book hangover at the end. And who doesn’t love a good book hangover?

Star Ratings:
Writing style-5/5

REVIEW - Bro Code - Kendall Ryan


TITLE - Bro Code
AUTHOR - Kendall Ryan


There’s pretty much only one rule when you’re a guy.

Don’t be a douche.

Turns out, the fastest way to break that rule is to fall for your best friend’s sister.

Ava’s brilliant, sharp-tongued, gorgeous, and five years younger than me.

She’s the sexual equivalent of running with scissors. In a word, she’s dangerous. And completely off-limits.

Falling for her could ruin everything.

Yet I can’t seem to stop, even when her company is threatened by a lawsuit, and my promotion hinges on representing the opposing client—and winning.

I can’t see a way out of this mess that doesn’t end in a broken friendship, a broken heart, or a ruined career.

I may have broken the bro code when I fell for Ava. But do I have the balls to handle what comes next?

Johnaka's Review:

“Best friends little sister, 5 stars”

Ava has always had a thing about Barrett but she never thought she stood a chance. Now she’s on the path to success and nothing could get in the way of her and her career. Especially now that she’s moved home and she has no space of her own. Because honestly why would you want to bring a guy home when you live with your parents?
Barrett has always had a thing for Ava, but that goes against Bro Code. Something he takes very seriously. Especially where his best friend’s family are the only people who made him feel like he belongs. Besides he’s on the fast track at his law firm and is looking to make partner. When you work as many hours as he does you definitely don’t have time for a relationship. But what happens when you go home for a weekend and you find out you might have a chance?
I loved these two. There is something about Ryan’s writing that makes me laugh. She weaves a story that will leave you in stitches at times and giving you totally believable scenarios without being cliché and done all the time. And honestly, I hope Ryan writes a story about Ava’s brother. If you take a chance on Bro Code you won’t regret it.

Star Ratings:

Writing style-5/5

REVIEW - Maybe Don't Wanna - Lani Lynn Vale


TITLE - Maybe Don't Wanna
AUTHOR - Lani Lynn Vale


Peter Parker Penn.

Unlike the superhero his mother named him after, Parker is no good guy.

In fact, if there’s a picture in the dictionary under anti-hero, it’s his.

Parker’s spent his life trying to get back on the right side of the tracks, but each step he takes forward, he takes two more steps back.

To save one, he hurts others. To make this good, he turns that bad.

For appearances’ sake, he plays the part. He does what people expect him to do-mostly.

And at the end of each day, he goes back to his lonely apartment and wishes he was a different person. One who could fix the things he’s broken.

Then Kayla Nash forces her way into his life, and the world as he knows it is irrevocably changed.

Everything he thinks he has right is wrong. And everything he thinks is wrong is oh, so right.

One thing leads to another, and suddenly he’s growing a conscience, and trying to prove to her that he’s as bad as everybody says he is.

Yet she won’t listen.

She’s convinced that she can save him.

Little does she know, Parker isn’t worth saving, and never will be.

Johnaka's Review:

“Another age gap, 4 stars”

Kayla has no family of her own and its left her floating for the lack of a better word. Yeah, she has her best friend Janie and her dad but no one who feels obligated to be beside her. When she meets Parker he’s everything she normally goes after only a little older. But Kayla doesn’t know if she can heal the jaded man.
Parker has hurt all those close to him without trying. Leaving him to live a life as close to solitude as he can get and still use his skills. Then he meets Kayla and something draws him to her. When he catches a glimpse of her secrets he cannot help but want to lend a hand.
Parker and Kayla were perfect together. They both got each other and their struggles. The story didn’t hold all the suspense to the extent of the first in the series did but it held its own mysteries. You get a little bit of Janie and Rafe as well. Also, I loved how Parkers dog transitioned in the story.
If you take a chance on Maybe Don’t Wanna you’ll go through lots of emotions. You won’t regret it.

Star Ratings:
Characters- 4/5
Writing style-4/5
Overall- 4/5

REVIEW - All of You - Fabiola Francisco


TITLE - All of You
AUTHOR - Fabiola Francisco


She's a single mom with a messy life. He's Rebel Desire's bass player.

I want what all my friends have. 

He doesn't need my baggage.

I can't stop thinking about her.

Romance isn't my priority, my daughter is.

I want to show her she can have it all.

He thinks we can be a family.

Her and Rae are my family now, and no one will take them away from me.

He stays even when it's easier to leave.

I'm going to give her her southern fairytale.

Johnaka's Review:

“The last man standing, 4 stars”

Jason is the last solo man of Rebel Desires and he’s feeling the heat. He wants the happily ever after like his friends but it seems there is no happily ever after in sight for him. Until he stumbles upon a truck stop diner and finds a surprise waiting for him on the inside. He wasn’t expecting to meet Cassidy Rae and he sure wasn’t expecting to fall for a woman with a daughter. But here he is living the dream, making music, and finding love. Only question is will a ghost from her past put a stop to the good life?
I enjoyed All of You. It was a good what I’m assuming is an end to a series. I liked how the same people stayed present throughout the series and the band helped each other along the way. For me it was fun watching them go from a bar band to selling out stadiums. There were little things I didn’t like the name dropping of current country singers throughout the whole series that never changed.

Star Ratings:
Writing style-4/5