Author: celeste

{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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{review} The Sound of Light by Claire Wallis

{review} The Sound of Light by Claire Wallis

I’m a Claire Wallis fan. I loved Push, it was absolutely epic. So I had very high hopes for The Sound of Light. However, it’s been a while and my reading preferences have shifted and I’m reading only 100% contemporaries right now. And maybe this was paranormal, but I’m also not sure if K’acy had some psychiatric issues. I honestly couldn’t tell. While the writing was smooth and effortless, the story itself felt like it […]

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{review} Damage Control (Dirty Money #2) by Lisa Renee Jones

{review} Damage Control (Dirty Money #2) by Lisa R..

This story was action packed and full of danger, sexy times and romance. I loved book 1 (Hard Rules), so I absolutely had to read this. It had been a while, so a huge thank you to the author who did a massive recap in the beginning of the book to refresh my memory, thank goodness! I have the worst memory. The story continues with Brandon trying to deal with his corrupt family, but now […]

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{blog tour & top shelf review} Bad Deeds (Dirty Money #3) by Lisa Renee Jones

{blog tour & top shelf review} Bad Deeds (Dir..

Bad Deeds: A Dirty Money Novel by Lisa Renee Jones Release Date: August 8th, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance Holy romantic suspense goodness. I LOVED this installment. My favorite of the series so far! With the cliffhanger the last book ended on, I couldn’t start Bad Deeds fast enough. This book starts off exactly where the other one ended, yet here we really began to see a lot of the players colors unveiled. So very full of crazy […]

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{top shelf review} Where I End by Michelle Dare

{top shelf review} Where I End by Michelle Dare

Gripping. I absolutely LOVED Cy and Evie’s story. It caught me from the first page and I couldn’t put it down until I read the very last page. Ms. Dare’s words drew me in as they beautifully wove such a deep story. It was a story that broke my heart, but it also healed my heart, however, not perfectly. I think that’s what I loved about it. This story was real – just because Cy and Evie […]

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{review} Fractured Love by Ella James

{review} Fractured Love by Ella James

I absolutely loved the characters Landon and Evie. And when I say loved, I mean LOVED. They were so rich, layered, deep and strong…yet totally vulnerable at the same time. The synopsis gives you a good idea of what the story is about. I’m not necessarily a fan of the whole step brother / foster brother trope, but for some reason this one caught my eye. The story it’s self was definitely good, but I think […]

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{blogiversary celebration} The Book Hookup is 6! Our Top Shelf Books of the Last Year

{blogiversary celebration} The Book Hookup is 6! O..

Welcome to our birthday celebration! Ana, Christina & Celeste have read a lot in the last year… and what better way to celebrate than with a review of this great year…and with presents!! .Today we want to share all the books that have earned our coveted top shelf rating! And we hope this list of amazingness will inspire your picks if you win our giveaway. Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to […]

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{release day blitz} Fractured Love by Ella James

{release day blitz} Fractured Love by Ella James

💔💔💔 💔💔💔 I was sixteen when he came to our house. Landon Jones, a boy with nothing, from nowhere. He had cinnamon hair and blue eyes—light blue, just like mine. When we went out as a family with my foster brother, people asked if Landon was my twin. He wasn’t. That year, we found out how much he wasn’t. When my parents caught us, they threw Landon out like trash. Now I’m twenty-nine, a soon-to-be […]

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{release day love!} Wrecked by J.B. Salsbury

{release day love!} Wrecked by J.B. Salsbury

Loved, loved, loved this story of two broken souls that found peace when they were together. Aden had massive guilt and nightmares from his time in the army. Sawyer had OCD and social issues. However, as soon as these two met, their worlds became calm, even though the fireworks were off the charts. Nothing could be that simple though, and they didn’t get their HEA without a lot of heartache, and you all know that […]

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{review} Thursday Afternoon by Beth Rinyu

{review} Thursday Afternoon by Beth Rinyu

Loved the title of this book when I saw it. However, the whole thing was so unbelievable to me and actually quite a light and fluffy story. I think it’s because Bree kept glossing over what she did for work. Realistically it would have translated into her life more, yet she treated it as just a crappy job. I then didn’t believe the whole Simon thing either. If they had met under different circumstances and he didn’t […]

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