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Sunday, July 12, 2020

ARC Review: Color Me Pretty by B. Celeste


I have read a few books by B. Celeste now and I love her forbidden stories! Color Me Pretty was another great read from her, and I knew I had to read it when I found out it was a daddy's best friend book. While I did really enjoy it, this one won't be for everyone. I think if you are open to a beautiful story and connection though, this one is worth the read. 

Theo and Della were great! They had such a strong connection and it was so clear that they were made for one another. Their connection and relationship morphed over several years and grew as they did. They were genuine and vulnerable, and I loved getting to know each of them. 

What kept this one from being a five star read for me were just a few small personal things. I felt like I would have liked a bit more about Theo and Della as this one was a lot about Della and all she had been through. While I liked seeing some of it, it was a lot of personal growth and I felt the romance suffered a bit for how focused on her it was. I also felt like for how much this was supposed to be forbidden and how it was brought up so many times, that things were resolved easily and it just felt like a lot of build up for something that was just basically accepted. I was expecting a bit more fallout. I still really enjoyed the book, and these things might not even matter to someone else but for me it was the difference between a 4 and 5 star read. I can't wait to see what B. Celeste writes in the future though. I really hope she continues to give us these great forbidden stories! 

 **ARC Provided by Give Me Books**

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Feature: A Royal Second Chance Summer by Viv Royce



Prince Nicolas is looking for a priceless royal heirloom. Trying to stay under the radar, he keeps that he’s a prince secret—especially from the cute antiques dealer he asks to help him. The longer it takes, the more time they get to spend together, though no matter how attracted he is to Lizzie, love is certainly not an option for the heir to the crown of Belfort.

Lizzie Cates fled her family’s new-found fame and fortune because life in the spotlight wasn’t for her. She loves her small town, where the most exciting thing on the schedule is the car parade for the Fourth of July. That’s just how she likes it, until Nicolas comes along. Lizzie finds herself falling for the caring man who craves the country and small-town life as much as she does.

Except Nicolas has a secret that will shatter both their dreams...

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Monday, June 1, 2020

ARC Review: Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan


I love Kennedy Ryan! She is an amazing human and her books are fantastic. Each new book of hers I go in with such high expectations because of all she has written but telling myself that it’s okay if it isn’t as good as her previous ones, and yet she always delivers something beyond my expectations. Queen Move proved this yet again, and I honestly think her talent just continues to grow. 

My favorite thing about Kennedy Ryan’s books is her ability to create unique and relevant characters that are so realistic, while also delivering a powerful story full of subjects that are meaningful. I love that her books make you think and want to constantly be a better person while growing as a reader and as a human. Ezra and Kimba definitely fit this, and I just loved them so much! Their story was one that had me from page one, and I loved getting to know them and what made each of them who they were. Their journey wasn’t easy, but it was exactly what it should have been. 

Overall, this was another amazing book from Kennedy and I cannot recommend it enough. My all time favorite Kennedy Ryan man is Grip, but Ezra gave him a run for his money for sure! He was just the kind of hero that makes me keep reading romance. Kimba was fantastic as well, and I loved her even more than I did after reading the All the King’s Men duet. If you haven’t read those books, I highly recommend them! They are so good, and that is where you get to meet Kimba. I can’t wait to see what Kennedy Ryan writes next, I know it will be another must read just like this and all her other books!

**ARC Provided by Social Butterfly PR**

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

ARC Review: The Hunter by LJ Shen


I love LJ Shen’s books so much, and I definitely couldn’t wait to get my hands on Hunter’s book after seeing him in the All Saints High series books. This book is a standalone, so you don’t need to have read anything before starting here, though I highly recommend reading Shen’s ASH series because it is fantastic! 

Hunter and Sailor had me from the very first page! They are both so different, and yet you could tell that they were exactly what the other needed! Sailor was so goal oriented and I loved that she was driven, yet still had time for her friends. She also had so much sass and knew how to put Hunter in his place! Hunter was the fun loving playboy that didn’t seem to take life too seriously, yet he also had this vulnerable side that drew me in and had me falling for him so hard! These two had sparks right away, and I loved seeing them as they got to know one another better and really open themselves up. 

This was such a great book, I didn’t want to put it down for anything! I loved seeing familiar faces while getting to know new ones too! Shen always creates such fun and sexy books that pack so much depth and feeling in them as well. She has become one of my favorite authors, and she has yet to disappoint. It seems like each book just gets better and her talent continues to grow. The Hunter is definitely one of my favorite books from her, and the perfect start to her new Boston Belles series. I can’t wait for more and think that this is a must read for fans of Shen as well as anyone who hasn’t read anything from her yet. It won’t let you down!

**ARC Provided by Social Butterfly PR**

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Friday, May 1, 2020

ARC Review: My Favorite Souvenir by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland


Penelope and Vi are two of my favorite authors and they did it again with My Favorite Souvenir! I couldn’t put this one down. I loved it so much!! The characters and the story captivated me from the very first page and I read it in one sitting. This book was everything I have come to know and expect from these two and I can’t recommend it enough! 

Hazel and Matteo were perfect for one another and so much fun to read about! Their adventure was exactly what they both needed, and I loved seeing them get to know each other and themselves along the way. Each of them had been through a lot, but it wasn’t until they met each other that they really began to live. The chemistry was hot and the connection strong, these two are everything I look for in a great read. 

I honestly loved this book so much and couldn’t get enough of Hazel and Matteo. The way they met and how things transpired was just such a fun and unique read. This is one I won’t forget any time soon, and I already am looking forward to a reread. If you are looking for a read that will capture your attention and have you laughing and swooning the whole way through, My Favorite Souvenir is a must read! Can’t wait for more from these two!

**ARC Provided by Authors**

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