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Friday, April 16, 2021

ARC Review: Not Pretending Anymore by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

 



I’ve been in a book funk lately and Not Pretending Anymore by two of my favorite authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland was exactly the book I needed to pull me out! This book was excellent from start to finish and I couldn’t put it down! These two never disappoint, but honestly Declan and Molly’s story could very well be my favorite from them ever!


Declan and Molly meet when Molly is looking for a roommate. She reluctantly agrees to let him take the room she is trying to rent out, though originally she wanted a woman roommate. These two quickly become friends and agree to help each other with their crushes by pretending to be in a relationship. Of course things soon change when they both start questioning where the line is between pretend and real as their feelings for one another begin to grow.


Declan was fantastic! I loved him so much. His sense of humor and his caring personality mixed with his vulnerability and sexiness made him impossible to resist. He was so charming and I couldn’t help but fall right along with Molly. Molly was sweet and funny and her personality fit so perfectly with Declan’s. These two had a strong bond right from the beginning that just continued to grow with each page. They also had crazy chemistry that jumped right off the page and you could tell just how hot they would be if they gave in to things for real.


Overall, this one was everything I was hoping for and more and I can’t recommend it enough. Vi and Penelope knocked this one out of the park and I can’t wait to reread it for more Declan and Molly as I am not ready to leave them behind. Can’t wait for more from Vi and Penelope as always!


**ARC Provided by Give Me Books**


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Thursday, March 18, 2021

ARC Review: Fighter's Best Friend by A. Rivers

 



This was my first book by A. Rivers, but it won’t be my last! I really enjoyed it and was drawn in from the very first page. While this is the second book in the series, you aren’t missing anything  by not having read the first book. I will say that even though I was able to read and enjoy this one as a standalone, I am anxious to read the first book in the series though. 


Gabe and Sydney were great. I could see how close they were and the special bond they shared, yet also the struggles that each of them faced. They were vulnerable and genuine, the kind of characters that make you believe their story is real and keep you from being able to put their book down.


Overall, great story and characters. Tons of chemistry and connection, everything I look for in a good romance. I definitely recommend Fighter’s Best Friend and can’t wait for more from A. Rivers!


**ARC Provided by Give Me Books**


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Friday, March 12, 2021

ARC Review: Wild Wind by Kristen Ashley

 



Out of all the books and series I have ever read, the Chaos MC series by Kristen Ashley has to be in my top 5! I adore these protective alpha men and their strong and unique females! I have been waiting to get Jagger’s story since I got more of him with Dutch’s book. It did not disappoint, and he is definitely up there on my favorite brothers list! Wild Wind is a standalone novella within the Chaos world, but for full enjoyment and some amazing books I recommend reading the entire series!

J and A had both been through so much and I really felt for both of them. Though the circumstances of their meeting were terrible (at a cemetery while he was visiting his dad’s grave and she was attending her mom’s funeral), their connection was clear and felt genuine. Their interactions over the years had me sucked into their story right away, and I loved seeing where they would pop up and run into one another. The chemistry between them was super hot and I couldn’t get enough of them. These two were made for one another, that was obvious right from the start. Jagger had so much to him, and my heart broke for all that he had been holding in and hadn’t dealt with. A pulled was exactly what he needed to tackle his issues and I loved her for standing by his side through it all.


This one was great and I honestly could have had a full length novel of these two, though this story was completely satisfying! I just loved them both so much that I would have loved even more. J and A were unique and perfect in their own ways, and I loved that they were so apologetically themselves. I can’t wait to go back and read Chaos from start to finish and experience the club and brothers all over again, especially Jagger! Highly recommend this one and all the Chaos books. You can never go wrong with a Kristen Ashley book!


**ARC Provided by Social Butterfly PR**


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Friday, February 26, 2021

ARC Review: The Crush by Penelope Ward

 



I can always count on Penelope Ward to deliver a solid contemporary romance read with each new release, but I couldn’t wait to read The Crush! Best friend’s sister is always one of my go-to tropes, and I really enjoyed Farrah and Jace’s story!


Penelope Ward had me hooked from page one and I didn’t want to put it down. Farrah and Jace had a great connection and I loved seeing them figure things out. I really felt for both of them and the situation. I understood why a lot of things were done, and yet I couldn’t help but be frustrated that sometimes things went certain ways. I knew these two were perfect for one another though, and I had every faith that things would work out for them as Penelope has never let me down yet!


While this one had a few predictable moments, I had a great time reading it and I think fans of Penelope’s books are going to really enjoy Farrah and Jace. The characters are likable and easy to relate to. If you are a fan of contemporary romance, Penelope Ward is an author that you don’t want to miss! I definitely recommend checking out The Crush as well as anything else with Penelope’s name on it!


**ARC Provided by Give Me Books**


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Friday, January 22, 2021

ARC Review: The Invitation by Vi Keeland



Vi Keeland delivers another fantastic contemporary romance with The Invitation. I couldn’t put this one down! From start to finish, I had a great time reading this book. I have loved Vi’s books since I first read one, and she has never let me down.


Hudson and Stella were great characters. I was invested in both of them right away. The way they met had me hooked from the very first page, and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. They were so good together, and I loved seeing how things grew and changed for them. They had such strong chemistry and seeing their connection grow was what kept me captivated. I adored Hudson’s daughter too. His love and commitment to being a good dad to her was so natural and sweet that you couldn’t help but fall for him right along with Stella. 


Overall, I highly recommend this one! It was exactly the escape I was looking for with all the crazy going on in the world and I think readers are going to love this one just as much as I did. If you are already a fan of Vi’s this is another must read, and if you are new to her this is definitely worth taking the chance on!


**ARC Provided by Give Me Books**


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