Author: celeste

{review} Make Me Believe (Believe #1) by Karen Ferry

{review} Make Me Believe (Believe #1) by Karen Fer..

I was intrigued by the synopsis of this story when I saw it was a freebie on Kindle and it totally caught my eye. I love stories with secrets and characters with loads of baggage. I saw that it got a lot of great reviews so I bumped it to the top of my TBR and I’m so glad I did! At first I didn’t love Emma. Don’t get me wrong – I liked her […]

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{review} Under Her Skin (Blank Canvas #1) by Adriana Anders

{review} Under Her Skin (Blank Canvas #1) by Adria..

4.5 stars I loved this story. Uma was in a terribly abusive relationship. So abusive it frightened me to death. We met her after she left, but the haunting was vivid. This is her story of healing, but it’s also Ive’s story of allowing himself to be happy. The synopsis gives you enough detail to know the basic outline of the plot. Most of this story is the journey of healing, and that is always a storyline that […]

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Our Dream Reading Spaces

Our Dream Reading Spaces

We’ve all seen the social media posts with gorgeous reading nooks, mouth watering bookshelves, all just calling us to forget everything and read all day long. None of us here at The Book Hookup are lucky enough to have a library in our homes, but that doesn’t mean we don’t dream about making the spaces in our houses a little more appealing to read in. Today Celeste & Ana talk about our reading space dreams for […]

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{review} Black (Black #1) by T.L. Smith

{review} Black (Black #1) by T.L. Smith

Sooooo, I really, absolutely, positively LOVED some parts of this story. Right away the characters, Rose and Black, whose bizarre connection pulled me in. We met Black, and he was cold, shut off, totally unfeeling. However, when he heard Rose scream something in him changed and I was intrigued. This is in no way a fluffy romance, nor is it a dark one, but a dark story. The darkness that surrounded Rose and Black was almost […]

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{review} Purple Hearts: A Novel by Tess Wakefield

{review} Purple Hearts: A Novel by Tess Wakefield

I really enjoyed this military romance. Often the hero is brooding (my favorite), but even more appealing was that this plot seemed a little different so I was ready to jump in. And Ms. Wakefield pulled it off; I was intrigued by Luke from the start. I liked the fact that he seem to have demons to fight, especially his addictions. I’m a sucker for a sexy hero with plenty of baggage. Interestingly enough I didn’t […]

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{review & blog tour} Betrayed By Lies (Bound and Broken #3) by Rebecca Shea

{review & blog tour} Betrayed By Lies (Bound ..

USA TODAY bestselling author Rebecca Shea brings you the third title in her thrilling and sexy romantic suspense Bound & Broken Series, BETRAYED BY LIES. Order BETRAYED BY LIES, and be sure to grab your copies of BROKEN BY LIES and BOUND BY LIES today! Fall into the deliciously dark world where the line between good and evil becomes blurred. From the USA Today bestselling author of the Unbreakable series, comes a sexy, heart-wrenching novel…Betrayed […]

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{review} The Heartbeat Hypothesis by Lindsey Frydman

{review} The Heartbeat Hypothesis by Lindsey Frydm..

So the first thing that drew me to this book was the cover, I’m not going to lie. Just look at his butt it. 😉 Then I read the synopsis and it sounded like a deeply emotional story so I knew I had to read it. The plot of the story is great, but I’m a stickler for details, and I’m not sure that Audra would really be able to contact the donor’s family, and […]

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{cover reveal} WISH YOU WERE HERE by Renee Carlino

{cover reveal} WISH YOU WERE HERE by Renee Carlino

ICYMI: Renee revealed the never-before-seen cover of WISH YOU WERE HERE (on-sale 8/15/17) *grabby hands*  About the book You know when you’re looking at someone and you can’t help but smile at how oblivious they are to their own charm? That’s what was happening to me, and it was making me feel…happy. Euphoric. Something indescribable. It was like we already knew each other, like we had met in a previous life. Memories that didn’t […]

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{top shelf review} The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott

{top shelf review} The Butterfly Project by Emma S..

I loved this story! This is the 3rd Emma Scott book I have read, and she is 3 for 3 – she writes amazingly deep and emotional love stories that touch me and make my heart full. Both Zelda (I wasn’t a fan of her name but went with it) and Beckett were very broken, and neither from your typical New Adult baggage. Both of them were still strong, trying to live their lives but not doing a very […]

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{top shelf review} Heartless (Amato Brothers #1) by Winter Renshaw

{top shelf review} Heartless (Amato Brothers #1) b..

Brooding heroes. Do you love brooding men? I sure do and my god, Ace is the epitome of a tortured and brooding hero. Then there was the way I connected with both Aidy and Ace. It’s one of those things that can’t be explained, except I got this feeling in my heart, this feeling where I couldn’t stop thinking about the book and I was desperately vested. I honestly think it’s got to be the […]

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