• 1 star review,  new adult,  review

    Drago (Made Men, #6) by Sarah Brianne

    Resume: Drago is the protector, willing to risk his life for the Carusos. Katarina is a Luciano, protected only by her brothers.  Gunned down by her Family, he is seeking vengeance.  Chosen by his, she’s forced to unite their blood. Marrying her might just be his sweet revenge. Marrying him would be a marriage made in hell.  “If you thought this was going to be a love story, where they fall in love the second their eyes met… you were wrong. This isn’t it.”  I had so many issues with this book. First, there’s no story, no plot, there’s nothing new. The characters have become so immature. Drago seemed to be an interesting character…

  • 5 stars review,  new adult,  review

    Privilege (Renzo + Lucia #1) by Bethany-Kris

    Resume: Born rich to a family of mafia royalty, Lucia Marcello was already destined to succeed. She wanted for absolutely nothing, until she met him.  Born poor to parents who never cared, Renzo Zulla was already destined to fail. He has struggled for absolutely everything, but she’ll prove to be his biggest fight yet.  She’s high society from the upscale suburbs.  He’s a drug dealer from New York’s slums.  They just weren’t meant to be … until they were.  I loved, loved, loved this book. Bethany always has the power to surprise the reader and deliver a good and fresh story with unique characters.Like water and oil, that’s the best…

  • 2 stars reviews,  new adult,  review

    Keeping 13 (Boys of Tommen #2) by Chloe Walsh

    Resume: Following a devastating injury that has left him sidelined and stripped of his beloved number 13 jersey, Johnny is struggling to hold onto his dreams. Lost, insecure, and desperately seeking comfort, he sets his sights on unraveling the mystery of the girl with the midnight-blue eyes. Keeping secrets has never been a problem for Shannon. The life she was born into demands nothing less. She knows that demons and evil men don’t just exist in fairytales. Falling in love was the easy part, what comes next is the test… I really loved the first book. I was so excited for the second but I’m disappointed. It was just ok.…

  • 4 stars reviews,  new adult,  review

    Duty (Andino + Haven, #1) By Bethany-Kris

    “He asked, she gave. He demanded, she did. That was them in a god-damn nutshell.” Resume: Andino Marcello’s world is turned upside down when he becomes the next heir apparent to the Marcello empire. He was comfortable in his place as a Capo, but comfort is for the weak in the world of mafioso. The boss’s seat is waiting. Haven Murphy is doing her own thing, and she does it well. She’s just trying to live her life when a morning jog puts her face to face with a man that will change the direction of her life with a single conversation. He’s going to break her heart; she’s going to keep his.…

  • 2 stars reviews,  new adult,  review

    Naz & Roz by Bethany-Kris

    “Love isn’t like everything else in life. You never stop learning with love, and that’s part of the beauty of it.” Resume: Nazio “Naz” Donati is brilliant, sinful, and criminal. A genius from the moment he was born, and a man who’s still trying to learn how to navigate and balance this thing called life. Rosalynn ”Roz” Puzza is talented, beautiful, and driven. A pianist prodigy from the second they sat her at a piano as a little girl, and a young woman who isn’t sure if she’s truly earned her spot on the stage. When brilliance and talent crash together, it can make magic. “I can’t believe you’re mine, Rosalynn Puzza.”…

  • 5 stars review,  new adult,  review,  romance

    The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

    “What hold does Alaska have on them? What makes this place worth giving everything else up?” Resume: Calla Fletcher wasn’t even two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. When Calla learns that Wren’s days may be numbered, she knows that it’s time to make the long trip back to the remote frontier town where she was born. While she struggles to adjust to this rugged environment, Jonah—the unkempt, obnoxious, and proud Alaskan pilot who helps keep her father’s charter plane company operational—can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. It would be…

  • 5 stars review,  new adult,  review

    Binding 13 (Boys of Tommen, #1) by Chloe Walsh

    “I think I need you for keeps.” Resume: Johnny Kavanagh has everything going for him. On the rugby pitch, he’s a force to be reckoned with. Plagued with a hidden injury and desperate to impress the scouts watching his every move, Johnny has been placed on a pedestal so high, he has no room to make mistakes. Life has never been easy for Shannon Lynch. Bullied and tortured, she arrives at Tommen College mid-way through the school year praying for a fresh start and desperate to shake off the demons that plague her. Friendship, first love, rising fame, horrifying secrets, and pain all fuel together in Binding 13. “”In one stare, I felt…

  • 4 stars reviews,  new adult,  review

    Tethered Souls by Beth Flynn

    “We’re tethered souls, and you’re back where you belong. Where you’vealways belonged.” Resume: “I haven’t seen my closest childhood friend, Christian Bear, since I was a teenager—he hasn’t changed a bit. He’s still temperamental and plays by his own rules with the law following two steps behind him. Christian remembers me. We haven’t spoken in years. Even though Christian and I have always had undeniable chemistry, I won’t let him shatter my heart a second time.” “He’s shattered my heart into a million pieces.” I have been waiting for this book since the first trilogy ended. The book didn’t disappointed. It was a nice book, simple plot, good characters. It’s…

  • 5 stars review,  new adult,  review

    Loyalty & Disgrace (John + Siena duet) by Bethany-Kris

     “She could be the ocean. He didn’t mind drowning.” Resume: Fresh out of prison after serving a three-year sentence, Johnathan Marcello wants to get back to normal business as a mafia capo. The rules set out for him are clear—keep out of trouble, maintain a low profile, and stay stable. Siena Calabrese’s life revolves around cooking numbers, and scrubbing books clean. After all, a girl is only useful to men in the mafia, if she isn’t totally useless. As long as she does what they want, then she can maintain the illusion of freedom. “You’re not a disgrace to this family. You could never be, John” I love books where the…

  • 4 stars reviews,  new adult,  review

    Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

    “Birthday wishes don’t always come true, so I don’t waste a chance when I blow out a candle.” Resume: On her birthday, Jordan decides to go out and enjoy some time alone. That’s when she meets Pike. The pull is strong but sometimes you can’t act on it. What she didn’t expect was to discover Pike is her boyfriend’s father and they are about to live all together. “YOU MAKE MY HEART POUND SO HARD IT HURTS, JORDAN.” The age gap and the fact the male main character is the female main character’s dad is a taboo that marks this story. There’s no cheating from both main characters. Jordan knows what she…