Friday, June 28, 2019

Book Review: Forever and Never - Ella Fields


Title: Forever and Never
Author: Ella Fields 
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2019



Lars Bradby was supposed to be my forever.
That was before we found out he would become a father at the tender age of eighteen.

For years, he’d watched me.
For months, he’d wanted me.
For weeks, he’d chased me.

Relentless and infuriating, he turned my stubborn heart into something pliable and weak. 
Sly and honest, he worked his way into my life as though he’d always planned to be the focal point of it.

In love and naive, even when our future seemed bleak, I believed in us. 
Heartbroken and desperate, I tore my bleeding heart from my chest, wanting only the best for him.

In doing so, our forever wasn’t just interrupted. It was chased away with one irreversible decision after another. 
And now, we could no longer see it beneath the heaping piles of debris we’d left in our wake.

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Ella Fields just did it again. Just when I thought I would get through without having to cry or break my heart, I was yet faced by another disappointment.

I've been seeing posts of how they were ruined by Forever and Never so I had to brace myself before diving in. I was starting to think that they either have been exaggerating or this book isn't really for me. But I was wrong. Why I thought my heart wouldn't break or that those tears wouldn't fall as I wade through Ella Fields's words is beyond me. Slowly, a hand was crushing into my heart, squeezing it oh so gently until it couldn't beat anymore, crushing it until it's dust. I liked that none of it was easy. Because it keeps you on the edge. Not knowing what'll happen next and if you're getting the ending that you badly need. It wasn't predictable. It wasn't smooth sailing. It was all the rough roads and the storms combined. If they got through it or not, you'd have to stick around to find out. Unlike other stories where you'd know what the ending would be and just a matter or how.

I like how Ella keeps her heroines level-headed. Yes, they make stupid decisions. But good looks and sex appeal doesn't really get them. Of course they can be attracted, but not the type of girl that forgets all rational thought just because they smell the hero. I also loved how they are equal in a sense. Not all damsel in distress where the guy have to do all the grovelling. They meet halfway. They compromise. The girl knows when she messed up and she knows when to suck it up or do something about it. The heroes are also something to learn from. No matter how obsessed and in love they may be, they show how human they are and that they hurt. They just don't forgive them at the first sight of tears.

This would be a 4.5 stars for me. Almost perfect. Had the heartbreak been at the first 50% of the book, I would've given this a 5. But I would definitely recommend this book. Worth losing a few hours of sleep.








Thursday, June 20, 2019

Book Review: Suddenly Forbidden - Ella Fields




Title: Suddenly Forbidden
Author: Ella Fields
Series Gray Springs University, Book 1
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: January 24, 2018


 I thought he'd always be mine,

even when I was forced to say goodbye.



We were never meant to let go,

but it happened anyway.

Too bad I didn’t know someone was waiting to take my place, or I would've held on a lot tighter.



Two years later, we were exactly where we'd always planned to be.

I'd kept my promise.

He'd forgotten all about his.

Not only had he moved on, but the person he'd moved on with was my best friend, leaving me to begin college with a broken heart.



I guess this is the part where I’m supposed to tell you some other guy stepped in, repaired my shattered pieces, and made me smile again.



This isn't that kind of story.



My heart might have been broken,

but it refused to fall out of love.



WARNING: this book contains cheating.





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Ella Fields is a fairly new author to me. In fact, this is just the second book I've read from her. But with the way things are going, I wouldn't even be surprised when she joins the list of my favorite authors.

Suddenly Forbidden had me bawling my eyes out at just 30% in. Me being a cry baby doesn't really take that much to make me cry. But this one is different. The pain I was feeling was bone deep. Like I was feeling every bit of the pain the characters are going thru. The betrayal, the longing, the regrets. It was coming in full force, my heart doesn't even know how to acknowledge everything. It was even a bad decision (okay, no not really) to read the book before bedtime that I end up getting almost no sleep. But, let's be honest who doesn't want a bool that'll keep you up all night, right? The plot was definitely a nice road to take in. It was bumpy and painful. And although the last few chapters and the way things ended was a little too fast and too easy for me, the angst, heartbreak and tears for the better part of the book definitely made up for it.

The characters were very much relateable and easy to feel. It was as though they were real people with real emotions. It wasn't a struggle to be in their shoes. I liked how Daisy was both loving and fierce, forgiving and a fighter. Quinn on the other hand, may not be on top of mind book boyfriend and doesn't really make good decisions, but is definitely still someone to swoon over. He just knows the right things to say.

All in all, I would say that this is 4 stars for. Definitely worth reading and recommending.




Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Book Review: The Irish Lottery - Sienna Blake



Title: The Irish Lottery
Author: Sienna Blake
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 18, 2019



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Desperate times call for desperate measures. Our ma is sick and this lottery is the only way to raise that much money quickly.

But when my best friend in the whole world, the girl I’ve secretly loved for years, turns up as the winner I cannot believe it.

When I read the secret fantasy she’s submitted I almost choke.
She just wants us to give her what she’s never had…

…an O.

This could be the very thing I need to convince her that we should be more than friends. I could give her what she wants—the sexiest night of her life…and more.

I just hope she’s happy when she finds out who’s behind the mask.

The Irish Lottery is a full-length standalone friends-to-lovers contemporary romance.








I was kind of hesitant to read this at first. I've been avoiding dark and erotica recently and the blurb got me all mixed up. Plus, Sienna Blake is a first for me. But then someone I would trust to suggest a good book, that's you Terrie, assured me that this isn't dark. So I decided to take the plunge. And it was well worth it.

I was a little nervous in meeting the deadline though. You see, I only have 7 days to read a full length novel. I've been slacking with reading lately making me read as slow as 10 days for just one book. But then, all those fretting seems to be moot. I ended up with two hours of sleep, cramming with my report and nodding off at work. But, hey, no regrets. I kind of get into that one more chapter rush. I loved how the story went. It was something different. The plot was really catchy. That kind where you can't just have a bite. It's the kind that you need to devour whole. It was funny, it was heartbreaking, and a wake up call. I liked that it somehow deal with a social issue that I really believe in too. It was reality, fantasy and everything in between.

The characters aren't hard to love. They we're adorable in their own ways. And everyone gets to play a very essential part of how the story unfolds. I love the brotherhood. The way they bicker and argue but at the end of the day, they know they still have each other's back. Although Aubrey is one of those heroines I hate that all logic was sent flying out the window when the guy gets near, for some reason, I don't hate her as much. She has her own voice, her own stand and is willing to sacrifice her own happiness for the betterment of many. At least that's what she thinks. And don't get me started with Noah! Oh my! He is definitely going into the book boyfriend list. The way he loves. The fierceness of his passion. The way he would give everything for the first woman he loves and will forever love.

You may have guessed it by now. But if you still need me to spell it out for you, I'm giving this a 5 stars. Definitely wonderful read.




Monday, June 10, 2019

Cover Reveal: Forever and Never - Ella Fields



Forever and Never from Ella Fields

Release Date: June 28th



Lars Bradby was supposed to be my forever.
That was before we found out he would become a father at the tender age of eighteen.

For years, he’d watched me.
For months, he’d wanted me.
For weeks, he’d chased me.

Relentless and infuriating, he turned my stubborn heart into something pliable and weak.
Sly and honest, he worked his way into my life as though he’d always planned to be the focal point of it.

In love and naive, even when our future seemed bleak, I believed in us.
Heartbroken and desperate, I tore my bleeding heart from my chest, wanting only the best for him.

In doing so, our forever wasn’t just interrupted. It was chased away with one irreversible decision after another.
And now, we could no longer see it beneath the heaping piles of debris we’d left in our wake.



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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Cover Reveal: Silence Series - Natasha Preston







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Natasha Preston’s much loved Silence Series now has all new gorgeous covers! Check them out below. The first book ‘Silence’ is FREE and the second book ‘Broken Silence’ is on SALE for 0.99!

✰✯Silence✯✰

Eleven years Oakley has been silent, hiding a truth that could rip her world apart.

Refusing to communicate beyond a few physical actions, Oakley remains in her own world. Cole is her only friend, he fights for her, protects her, but as they grow even closer together, their relationship gets put to the test.

When Oakley is forced to face someone from her past, can she hold her secret in any longer?


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✰✯Broken Silence✯✰

Four years after Oakley left England, she has to come home, forcing her to face the man she left behind.

With the trial looming, Oakley faces her biggest battle yet. Is she strong enough to find her voice and fight for the justice she’s desperate for?

Her love for Cole never faded, but she’s not sure he’ll be able to forgive her for leaving.



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Ex-playboy, Jasper, has hung up his little black book and is strictly a one-woman man.

Jasper is shocked when his new wife, Abby, no longer wants the family they’ve planned. She begins to work late and withdraw from their marriage, leaving Jasper questioning his decision to give her a second chance.

Holly starts working for Jasper, and as the two grow closer, he takes action, sparking a chain of events that makes his once well planned out life spiral out of control.

To get what he wants, he first has to lose everything.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

UK native Natasha Preston grew up in small villages and towns. She discovered her love of writing when she stumbled across an amateur writing site and uploaded her first story and hasn’t looked back since.

Natasha is the Author of...

THE SILENCE SERIES

Silence
Broken Silence
Players, Bumps and Cocktail Sausages
Silent Night

THE CHANCE SERIES

Second Chance
Our Chance

STAND-ALONES

Save Me
With the Band
Reliving Fate
Lie To Me
After The End

YOUNG ADULT THRILLERS

The Cellar
Awake
The Cabin
You Will Be Mine
The Lost

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Surprise Announcement - Siobhan Davis

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In the power struggle between two elite groups, one feisty girl will bring them to their knees…





Cruel Intentions, an all-new dark, high school bully romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis is coming June 10th!



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Life is a cruel game where only the most ruthless survive. It’s a truth my mother rebelled against, and she paid for it with her life. Now, I play their game. Publicly accepting the destiny that lies in wait for me when I turn eighteen.




But, behind closed doors, I plot my escape.  




Trent, Charlie, and my twin, Drew, rule the hallways of Rydeville High with arrogance and an iron fist. I execute my role perfectly, hating every second, but they never let me forget my place in this world.  




Everyone obeys the rules. They have for generations. Because our families have always been in control.




Until Cam, Sawyer, and Jackson show up. Throwing their new money around. Challenging the status quo. Setting hearts racing with their gorgeous faces, hot bodies, and bad boy attitudes.




Battle lines are drawn. Sides are taken. And I’m trapped in the middle, because I made a mistake one fateful night when I gave my V-card to a stranger in a blatant F you to my fiancรฉ.  




I thought it was the one thing I owned. A precious memory to carry me through each dark day.




I couldn’t have been more wrong.  




Because the stranger was Camden Marshall, leader of the new elite and my perpetual tormenter. He hates me with a passion unrivalled, and he won’t be the only one. Fire will rain down if the truth is revealed, threatening alliances, and the power struggle will turn vicious.




My life will hang in the balance.




But I’ll be ready, and I’m not going down without a fight.










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About Siobhan





USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.





Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.





Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.





She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.


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