Author: celeste

{review} Rocco (Ruin & Revenge #3) by Sarah Castille

{review} Rocco (Ruin & Revenge #3) by Sarah C..

I’ve loved the first 2 installments of the Ruin & Revenge Series by Sarah Castille, so when I was offered a chance to read Rocco’s story I was all over it. The chemistry between Gracie and Rocco was undeniable. I think the part I liked best was the fact that even though this was their second time around, there were no games. These two were so open about how attracted and special they were to each […]

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{review} Inarticulate by Eden Summers

{review} Inarticulate by Eden Summers

The synopsis caught my attention right away (right after the beautiful cover, of course), because I’m always a sucker for a brooding and mysterious man. One that is confident with a subtle vulnerability. Oh, and totally hot doesn’t hurt either. So this review is a mixed bag for me. I liked the premise of the story, and I even liked the big “secret”, but the way it played out really didn’t work for me. hmph. […]

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{top shelf review} Left Drowning (Left Drowning #1) by Jessica Park

{top shelf review} Left Drowning (Left Drowning #1..

Oh my heart…I loved this story. I had all of the feels. Left Drowning is exactly the book I am always craving. Emotional, scarred pasts, brooding, romance, sexy times! and of course the best part, the healing. Ms. Park’s writing was effortless and I was able to slide right into this world and become part of their lives for a while and it was glorious. Both Christopher and Blythe (gah, I love her name) had […]

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{review} Finding Home by Lauren Baker and Bonnie Dee

{review} Finding Home by Lauren Baker and Bonnie D..

I’ve been drawn to this book for a while, but it was pulled at one point, but re-released recently. As soon as I saw it on Amazon I snatched it up and starting reading right away. However, a week later I finished it and I’m not sure how I want to rate it. Parts of it were good, and other parts…not so much. I will probably go with a 2.5-3 rating. I went into this […]

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{top shelf review} Unloved by Katy Regnery

{top shelf review} Unloved by Katy Regnery

This story. This absolutely beautiful love story. It spoke to me and touched me. The writing was beautiful, almost magical in the way the words wrapped around each other on the page to draw me in. I loved both Cassidy and Brynn. I loved them as individuals, and I’m pretty sure angels sang when they shared their feelings. I felt, yes, I’m telling you, my heart felt both the anguish and pain, as well as the […]

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{pre-order promotion!} Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

{pre-order promotion!} Before I Let Go by Marieke ..

Marieke’s breakout debut novel, This Is Where It Ends, spent 63 weeks on the New York Times Young Adult hardcover list since publication. Much of that success is due to the YA community and the many bloggers and reviewers who championed the book. Marieke’s hotly anticipated sophomore novel, Before I Let Go, delivers in all the ways that her debut novel succeeded—emotional, haunting, gutsy, and relevant. But it’s also so much more than that. It’s personal. PRAISE FOR BEFORE I […]

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{review} Corrupt (Devil’s Night #1) by Penelope Douglas

{review} Corrupt (Devil’s Night #1) by Penel..

What an edgy, sexy, gritty and enthralling read. By 1/4 of the way through I was fascinated by the dynamics of Rika and Michael. This book was exactly the vibe I was looking for. There was an obvious push and pull with hero and heroine, there was a bit of mystery, there was danger, there was really heavy sexual tension. It had all the elements for me. When we first met Michael and Rika they knew […]

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{blog tour: top shelf review + giveaway} Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

{blog tour: top shelf review + giveaway} Without M..

Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom for U.S. tour dates and to enter the awesome contest! Wow. My friends, Colleen Hoover has done it again. This book was all encompassing to me. The Voss family soon became my crazy family as the words were woven so well and so effortlessly.  Colleen Hoover has such a gift for storytelling; she has a way of taking a fairly simple day-to-day idea or concept, yet […]

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{review} Vivid by Jessica Wilde

{review} Vivid by Jessica Wilde

I absolutely love stories where the hero is ex-military man. A man that has been wounded in all the ways you can think, a man who is damaged, but then meets that one special person, and slowly, very slowly he begins to heal. I will never tire of this; I think my heart loves the journey of mending. I love to see these heroes and heroines come out of their tragedies even stronger, and especially […]

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{review} Exploited (Zero Day #1) by A. Meredith Walters

{review} Exploited (Zero Day #1) by A. Meredith Wa..

I always love a good romantic suspense so when I read this synopsis it totally caught my eye. I quickly dug in and while it was easy to follow, I soon found the plot a bit too unrealistic, it was almost cringeworthy coincidental, and I did not like the heroine. BUT! What did I like? Mason. Oh, I loved Mason. Mason deserves a relationship, he is such a perfect hero. Smart, hot, badass, an FBI agent, […]

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