Author: celeste

{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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{top shelf review} Loving the White Liar by Kate Stewart

{top shelf review} Loving the White Liar by Kate S..

The feels, that is what made this book AMAZING. I had all of them. I loved this story so very much! The conflict in Loving the White Liar was quite good, something a little different which was so refreshing. I think, for me, what I loved about this was how it made me feel. The connection between Jayden and Hillary was so intense, and that intensity was felt on so many different levels. Obviously it […]

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{review} My Image of You by Melanie Moreland

{review} My Image of You by Melanie Moreland

Oh my heart is bursting, I LOVED Adam and Ally’s heartfelt story! Both Allie and Adam were such a breath of fresh air – they were both so confident and open and honest. No games, no guessing, just laying it all out there. I was in love. It started as soon as they met and only got better. There was a spark from the get-go, and it was done right. If you are a romantic […]

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{review} Chasing Red (Red #1) by Isabelle Ronin

{review} Chasing Red (Red #1) by Isabelle Ronin

The cover is gorgeous, but that is pretty much the only positive thing I am going to say. This review is going to be scathing. Buckle up! So this book, I have to say, I’m shocked that it’s going to be published. I know, I know, I have an ARC….but this was not even close to being ready for ARC distribution in my opinion.  I typically love Sourcebooks, but this one, it needs such a […]

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{review} Alone Before You (Before You #1) by Claire Scott

{review} Alone Before You (Before You #1) by Clair..

I don’t know why, but every so often when an author reaches out I like to take a chance. As I started this story I braced myself for a nail biter as well as an emotional rollercoaster. However, as soon as we got to present day neither of those things happened. The story was a good idea, but I feel like it needed to be fleshed out more in order for me to have loved […]

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