Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Release Day: Paper Thin by Jennifer Snyder - Giveaway

Paper Thin by Jennifer Snyder
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Available September 29th, 2015

Fate has always seemed to mock Charlotte Montgomery, continuously dangling the man of her dreams just out of reach. It isn’t until Charlotte receives word her older sister Emma is getting engaged that she feels fate’s teasing has hit a new high.

Once she begrudgingly decides to return home to the tiny town of Parish Cove, curious to find out who has captured her sister’s heart, fate suddenly seems as though it may have tossed her a bone.

The problem: Charlotte forgot one simple thing…Fate has never been her friend.

Emotions run high. Happiness will be shattered. And tragedy will strike, leaving everyone feeling paper thin.



About the Author

Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.



I closed my eyes, sealing off myself from the thoughts of my conscience, and waited for the feel of his lips pressed against mine. I wondered if they would steal the breath from my lungs like they had when I was fifteen. I wondered if his kiss would cripple me with lust the way I always imagined. My heart thundered with anticipation inside my chest even though I knew this moment was wrong.



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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Review: Has to Be Love by Jolene Perry

Has to Be Love
By: Jolene Perry
Release Date: September 1, 2015

Our eyes meet, and I think we're both stuck in the moment.
Are we...friends? Do I have a friend in New York? A corner of his mouth quirks up in a partial smile.
In this second, my world gets bigger and makes me feel smaller, and when I start to feel how big the world is, half of me is thrilled and the other half begs to shut it out. Why did I have to meet Rhodes now?

The acceptance letter doesn't seem quite real to Clara: college in New York City, at the school that stands for all her dreams. It's hard to imagine the future, whether it's New York or at home in Alaska with her boyfriend, Elias. She's not ready for the rest of her life to begin—at least not until the deep scars on her face are fixed. Then people will stop staring and asking questions.

The last thing Clara expected was for a stranger to see her for who she is—a writer. When Rhodes, the new student teacher, recognizes her talent, the things she barely dared hope for suddenly feel possible. but will she risk everything to go after what she really wants?

I’ve always loved reading anything by Jolene Perry. She knows how to bring you into a story and keep you there until the minute you finish the book and this was no different.  There are many choices you need to make in life and its how you make those choices that matter most.  You can’t think of anyone else sometimes these choices you have to make, have to be for you and not everyone around you.  This is what Has to Be Love is all about.  Choices and learning to love yourself.

Clara has been through a lot in her short lifetime, but now that she is getting ready to graduate high school and move on with her life, or at least hope to move on things become more difficult for her.  She has added anxiety in her life because when she was younger she was attacked by a bear (she lives in Alaska, so totally possible).  Of course her scars are not only visible to her but to everyone around her because it’s on her face and this is what is holding her back.  Her entire life since she’s had them she hasn’t learned how to deal with people’s reactions to them and has never felt comfortable about them.  You know that whole love thyself, its not something she subscribes to.  It’s tough I can only imagine but this book explores her many decisions, including that of Elias.

Elias, he’s Clara’s boyfriend, and quite honestly sounds like a really perfect guy not only for her but for anyone.  He is sweet, thoughtful and only wants forever with Clara but she’s not ready.  Decisions, decisions, there are so many decisions to be made.  In comes an outsider who really tips her off the straight and narrow.  She doesn’t know how to handle everything and starts to make the wrong decisions in life.  It’s entertaining to watch. And I can completely hear her inner struggle with her life, her faith and her future.  This book isn’t about love, this book is about finding yourself and being happy with yourself.  Some people just tend to get in the way or help you along the way. 

I really have to say that I’m completely rooting for Elias in the end whether that’s what is going to happen or not I still think he’s the sweetest book boyfriend ever.  So back to the decisions that need to be made, all her life Clara has wanted to go to Columbia like her mother and she finally has the opportunity, only time will tell if she will follow through (well that and you have to read the book). 

There were a lot of great coming of age bits in this book that were put together quite nicely and not everything will be perfect and rosy and will work out in the end.  Sometimes you have to let go to move on and be happy with yourself.  Overall I loved the characters, the setting and all the situations because they are real and believable and made you connect with everything and everyone at once.  I felt like I was in Alaska on that 4 wheeler checking out the house that was being built.  It’s all right there in my mind because it was described so beautifully. 

Love the cover, think it’s absolutely adorable and I would pick it up in a minute.  It’s cute and I think what Clara has with Elias, well it just Has to Be Love!

I received this book from NetGalley and Albert Whitman & Company (AW Teen), so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Review: Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru by Tera Lynn Childs

Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru
By: Tera Lynn Childs
Release Date: September 14, 2015

When life gives you a blank canvas, make art.
Sloane Whitaker hates everything about moving to Texas. She hates leaving behind her friends and half her family in New York, starting over senior year at Austin’s NextGen Academy, and having to say she lives in Texas. Most of all, she hates that it’s all her fault. If she wants to earn her way back to the Big Apple, she has to prove she can still be the perfect daughter.
Which means no vandalism art, no trouble at school, and absolutely no Tru Dorsey, her serial screw-up neighbor, who loves nothing more than pushing her buttons.
But from the moment he vaults onto the roof outside her bedroom, there is something about him that makes her want to break every rule. Suddenly it’ s not the ten things she hates about Tru that are at the top of her list. It’s the ten reasons she doesn’t want to be without him.

This book was absolutely adorable in every possible way.  I love when things work out the way they are supposed to even if for a while it doesn’t seem like it will.  Loved every minute of Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru.  Tera Lynn Childs did an amazing job writing this story of these two semi delinquent art kids.  Oh how the troubles continue!

We meet Sloane as she is just recently shipped out of NY to Texas, hating the idea of being anywhere that isn’t NY Sloane tries her hardest to prove to her mother that she deserves to go back home to NY.  Of course there are some rules as in not getting in any trouble and not hanging out with the boy next door as he is trouble too.  But of course you know what happens they go to the same school and drive together every day they are bound to become friends, and maybe even more than just friends.  But Sloane is trying to be strong because she really wants to go back to NY. 

Tru definitely turns out to be a very decent guy who Sloane can’t seem to stay away from, or stop thinking about.  But their friendship is a strong connection, they divulg3e secrets to one another which brings them even closer.  It’s a very cute story of friendship growing to may more than just friends but it’s the journey along the way that matters.  The trust they have for one another without even really knowing the other.  It’s sweet, adorable and had me smiling all the way through.

Of course there was some conflict, but you will have to read the book to find out what it was, all I can say is I wasn’t expecting that.  It just really shows you who your friends are and you can’t trust everyone you meet right away.  The story, the setting and the characters were all very fabulous.  I liked them all and wish I could go to art school even though I’m not too artistic but they seem like a fun bunch, and the classes seem like even more fun.  All schools should be as carefree, but oh well you get what you pay for right? 

I would have given this an even bigger rating but really there was only one part of the story that bothered me, maybe it didn’t seem so significant to the overall picture but it was there it was mentioned and I really think it should have been addressed a little more.  I’m talking about the short stint of domestic abuse that is mentioned in the book, not everyone can handle it but reaching out is definitely the first step.  That’s all I have to say about it, just wishing there was a resolution there as well.

Overall the book was adorable I loved it and would definitely recommend it to anyone.  The author did a great job of introducing us to her characters and the conflicts in their lives.  Not to mention the budding friendship between Tru and Sloane.  So Sweet, smiling all the way through the end!  Great cover too, would definitely pick it up to see what it was about based off the cover.  Seems the two on there are sharing a very special bond with one another.   

I received this book from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC (Entangled Crush), so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Review: Finding Perfect By Kendra C. Highley

Finding Perfect
By: Kendra C. Highley
Release Date: September 14, 2015

For “Perfect Paige” Westfeld, today is “D” Day. As in, she just got one on her calculus test. With her dreams of Stanford, her reputation, and her parents' expectations at stake, Paige needs to find a way to save face before everything she’s worked for goes up in flames.
Ben Franklin (yes, he's related) is from the wrong side of town, with the wrong clothes and the wrong kind of life. He also knows an opportunity when he sees one, and he’ll be happy to tutor Paige—if she makes him into the kind of guy her best friend, the hottest girl in school, will date.
It's the perfect arrangement. And Paige is determined not even the inconvenient—and utterly imperfect—attraction simmering between her and Ben will ruin it...

This was a really sweet book that had me entertained the whole time.  It’s hard trying to be perfect for everyone else, but sometimes you just got to do you!  That’s the message I received from this book.  The author depicted the pressure of school, parents, and teenage life in a “perfect” way.  It’s hard being a teenager and some adults seem to forget that.

We meet Perfect Paige, at least that’s how she feels everyone views her and some people call her that as well but sometimes it’s just too hard to be perfect, especially when it comes to Calculus.  She’s failing it and grades need to be submitted for her college applications, talk about stress, add onto that her parents stressing her on how much she needs to get this done so she can be the doctor they want her to be.  Talk about a lot on your shoulders, I felt bad for her numerous times.  It’s crazy.  But she randomly bumps into Ben Franklin, yes there is a relation.  He is brilliant and can definitely help her with her math work, but of course he wants something in return.  A date with the hottest girl in school which happens to be her best friend. 

Sure we’ve all heard stories like this before but this one is great because it’s like experiencing it all over for the first time.  I loved this story from beginning to end.  The characters were great, you couldn’t help but feel sorry for Paige, hopeful for Ben and mad at her parents, especially her Mom talk about a dictatorship.  There were some definitely great parts in this book where they had a moment, and then the moment gets interrupted you are like nooo, loved it.  I especially enjoyed that Ben comes to the realization of what he really wants and Paige starts to find herself, her actual self not what her parents want her to be. 

This was a great contemporary coming of age finding your own strength and a little love kind of book and it was a quick and easy fun read that had you wanting to finish it in one sitting.  Kendra C. Highley did an amazing job with everything from characters, settings and plot.  These Crush books are so sweet and addicting! Great read, make sure you check this book out and can’t wait for the next book!

Can I also say how much I want a cookie right now! Seriously, cookie please! Oh and I love the cover, its sweet very much a great part in the book, with the lavender.  It’s adorable and cute and oh so Ben!

I received this book from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC. (Crush), so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Review: Team Niklas by Ally Adams

Team Niklas
By: Ally Adams
Release Date: September 7, 2015
Series: Saints Team Series #3

“I won’t hurt your body or your heart.”
In his hometown of Berlin, Germany, Niklas Wagner is a super star and when the Saints’ pay the big bucks to sign him up and bring him to Santa Ana, California, Nik takes a shine to his new life. When he meets the Saints’ media officer, Sasha Saxon, sparks fly literally.
But Sasha is not your average girl—by day she is a journalist who looks after the media for the national champion soccer team and at night she designs for her personal fashion label. She had big dreams and they don’t include a boyfriend. Nik has never had to chase the girls but now he has met his match—Sasha is about to lead him on the biggest chase of his life.

Oh the Saints team, I need to find me a soccer player, they all seem quite wonderful and from all over the world.  This book was about the German on the team, who I tried to picture speaking and acting and all I got was very blunt, quiet and private.  But we got to see the very fashionable Sasha in this book too and the two of them was quite electric.  They really did have quite the spark.

Sasha recently got out of a relationship so was very hesitant to move on so quickly but the Kaiser (Nik) was very persistent.  Sometimes persistence really does pay off because he finally got her to go out on a date with her.  The two of them are kind of different but the same, if that makes any sense.  You get the sense that Sasha is very carefree, dances to her own beat and now tries to think before she acts, while Nik is very straight forward and when he wants something he goes full hardcore to get it.  

The majority of the book was them trying to get to a relationship, the cat and mouse game until finally Sasha gives in.  I was almost done with the book when I started wondering when things were going to go wrong because everything was just going too right for them between family and friends.  Even the jinx they had in the beginning of someone always getting injured when they were together had disappeared, but you do get a bit of conflict close to the end and it’s really how you deal with it that matters.  Let’s just say some people didn’t deal with it as they should have causing Nik more distress than necessary. 

We learned a lot about Nik and why he is the way he is, it always leads to a hard upbringing.  But it was very interesting finding out.  Sasha too has a big family so in that they were opposite but they bought it all together the way it should have.

Overall the book was good, there were some great scenes.  It was a little short and not as in depth as the first book, but I have to say I really, really hope there is another book about the Russian.  Because he’s just too tall and adorable for me not to want to read about him.  Great quick fun summer read and another view at all these beautiful men of the Saints team.  You should definitely check this book out just to continue with the series because you do get some insight on some of the other men from the team.  

I received this book from NetGalley and Atlas Productions, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!