• 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…

  • 3 stars review,  review,  young adult

    Art & Soul by Brittainy C. Cherry

    “One truth stings far less than a thousand lies.” Resume: Aria was a no one at school. One mistake and she becomes a topic, people insulting her and she is no longer invisible. Levi leaves his mother so he can get to know his father again and finally breathe with his mother around. Both are pulled to each other even when both are broken and lost. “Maybe it’s okay to no longer be the person we thought we were meant to be. Maybe it’s okay to just be who we are now and accept that.” It’s so hard to rate this book. I liked the book, i liked the story,…

  • 4 stars reviews,  review,  ya romance,  young adult

    More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the Lost #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

    “We all push sometimes, just to make sure someone is on the other side, pushing back.” Resume: Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay…until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back. Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid. When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to lift the burden of their secrets…

  • 5 stars review,  review,  ya romance,  young adult

    Letters to the Lost (Letters to the Lost #1) by Brigid Kemmerer

    “We’re all united by grief, and somehow divided by the same thing.” Resume: Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope. Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past. When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they’re not actually strangers. “One day isn’t your whole life. A day is just a day.” I’m…

  • 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…