Friday, August 23, 2019

ARC Review: The Day He Came Back by Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is one of my all time favorite authors, and she is an author that I will read anything she writes. A lot of the time I don’t even read the blurbs on her books because I know I will be reading it regardless, but with The Day He Came Back, I had to read it! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and it was everything I’d been hoping for and more. 

Raven and her mother worked for Gavin’s family, and their different stations were pointed out to them at every turn. That didn’t stop Raven and Gavin from falling in love that summer, though it did end badly, leaving them both with broken hearts. Now years later, Raven finds herself once again working for Gavin’s family, what she never expects is to come face to face with him when he returns home unexpectedly. Though years have gone by, old feelings resurface as unanswered questions from the past threaten to change everything they thought they knew. 

I loved Gavin and Raven. Their differences might have seemed too much for some to get over, but they are also why they connected. They were meant for one another and had a very natural and genuine connection right from the start. They got along well and were able to talk with and get one another in ways no one else could. They chemistry was so strong and I couldn’t get enough of them. 

Overall, this was a great story. I loved everything about it. It was emotional and heartfelt, and I was invested from the very beginning. It broke me and then put me back together, in the way that only Penelope Ward can do. I honestly love her books and hope she never stops writing. I highly recommend this book and think that readers are going to love this one as much as I did. I can’t wait for her next book!

**ARC Provided by Author**

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

ARC Review: Broken Knight by LJ Shen

I love LJ Shen’s books and writing, she has become one of my favorite authors over the last few years. After reading Pretty Reckless, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Knight’s story and it didn’t disappoint at all! Shen has really outdone herself with Broken Knight and I know fans are going to love this one. 

I won’t get into the details of the story, because honestly, this book is an experience. It needs to be read without knowing what is going to happen, and I can’t say enough that you should read this one blind. Trust me, the journey is worth it. 

I absolutely love the characters here. While you could read this as a standalone, I really would recommend reading this after you’ve read at least Pretty Reckless. I think it helps you understand a bit more about the characters here, though it isn’t necessary. But I have to say that I feel connected to Leigh’s characters in the Sinners of Saint and All Saints High series more than almost anything I’ve read before. My heart absolutely broke reading this book, but it was also put back together as only Shen can do. I felt like I was right there experiencing everything just as Knight and the characters were. 

Knight’s story is one that will stick with me, and I will admit that I haven’t been able to move on since reading. This one will stick with me forever, and I can’t wait for more from LJ Shen. This book is some of LJ Shen’s best work and is a must read, especially for fans of the All Saints High and Sinners of Saint series. I can’t wait for Vaughn’s story next!

**ARC Provided by Social Butterfly PR**

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Feature and Giveaway: Nothing to Fear by Juno Rushdan

The clock is ticking

Fearsome Gray Box operative Gideon Stone is devoted to his work and his team. He's never given reason to doubt his loyalty...until he's tasked with investigating Willow Harper, a beguiling cryptologist suspected of selling deadly bio-agents on the black market.

He knows she's innocent. He knows she's being framed. And he knows that without him, Willow will be dead before sunrise.

Thrust into the crossfire of an insidious international conspiracy, Gideon will do anything to keep Willow safe...even if that means waging war against his own. With time running out, an unlikely bond pushes limits―and forges loyalties. Every move they make counts. And the real traitor is always watching...

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Feature and Giveaway: I've Got You, Babe by Lynnette Austin

Where do you go when you're at the end of your rope?

Former Marine Tucker Wylder wants nothing more than to work with his brothers in their vintage car restoration business and be left alone with his nightmares and regrets. The last thing he needs is to take on someone else's troubles...

Then Elisa Danvers and her young daughter arrive in Misty Bottoms, Georgia. Elisa has reached the end of the line--flat broke, engine trouble, sick in body and spirit. Tucker steps up to the rescue and finds himself reluctantly taking care of a feisty preschooler and her independent mother, who doesn't seem to want his help. And Tucker isn't sure he's ready for the way precocious little Daisy and headstrong, beautiful Elisa herself capture first his bachelor household and finally his carefully guarded heart...

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