Category: Reviews

{ARC REVIEW} Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

{ARC REVIEW} Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4 stars! I enjoyed the diversity among the characters and a few of the friendship/family dynamics between some of them, but I guess I expected more from the book… of sorts. For it to be pushed as fantasy, I think I missed the incorporation of certain particulars I’ve grown accustomed to getting with that genre, namely strong world-building. I’d definitely label this title as more fantasy-lite. With that said, I did enjoy the book […]

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{Release Day Blitz} Review, Excerpt and Giveaway – Falling Hard by Lexi Ryan

{Release Day Blitz} Review, Excerpt and Giveaway &..

  Title: Falling Hard Series: The Blackhawk Boys #4 Author: Lexi Ryan Genre: Sports Romance Release Date: May 23, 2017   Blurb An NFL player with a secret past, and the one woman with the power to turn his world inside out… Former actress Emma Rothschild is partying in Vegas in disguise. But I’m not fooled. Five years ago, I knew that body better than my own, and I haven’t forgotten a single detail—not the […]

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{ARC Review} When it’s Real by Erin Watt

{ARC Review} When it’s Real by Erin Watt

*Note:  This book was provided to The Book Hookup by the author via their publicist but that did not in any way influence this review!!     The Review: Who among us has not dreamed of the moment when that sexy rock star we silently (or maybe not so silently) fawn over walks into our lives and falls in love with us?  Go ahead…admit it…you’ve had the dream!  This book plays right into those fantasies […]

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{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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{ARC REVIEW} Between Two Skies by Joanne O’Sullivan

{ARC REVIEW} Between Two Skies by Joanne O’S..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 3 stars, could possibly be bumped up to 3.5 stars later upon further reflection. Ms. O’Sullivan did a lot of things right in this book, like capturing the Louisiana setting and the voice of teen girl caught in the devastating aftermath of one of the most significant natural disasters on record, but my inability to be emotionally present for the moment proved to be my biggest hurdle with this book. Ultimately, that struggle is what […]

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{ARC Review} Unsteady Rhythm (House of Archer #2) by Raine Thomas

{ARC Review} Unsteady Rhythm (House of Archer #2) ..

*Note:  This book was provided to The Book Hookup by the author but that did not in any way influence this review!   Recently, on an author’s fan group page, someone posed the question “Have you ever loved a secondary character more than a main character?”.  The answer for me is, of course, yes…many times, yes!  And, it’s happened again here.  Oh Keith, the other fans of The Void may love Archer best, but you […]

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{TOP SHELF MINI REVIEW} A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

{TOP SHELF MINI REVIEW} A Court of Wings and Ruin ..

  ♥ Review: I’m sure if you’re an avid reader or if you’ve been following my reviews for any period of time, then you know about Sarah J. Maas and her books, particularly this series. (If not, no worries, I just highly recommend you rectify that and then come back later to thank me.) Okay, so this book, it published ten days ago and it was an act of sheer will that I didn’t pounce on it […]

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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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{ARC Review} Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

{ARC Review} Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

*Note:  This book was provided to The Book Hookup by the author’s publicist but that did not in any way influence this review!   This was a fun contemporary romance that provided me with all the hilarity and sizzle I expect from Ms. Hunting.  The characters are easy to love and the storyline is just right if you’re looking for romance and sexy times with not too much angst.  Unlike many books I’ve read lately, […]

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{ARC REVIEW} Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn

{ARC REVIEW} Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: Actual rating of 3.5 stars! With a sassy heroine and her two tried-and-true, Cuddle Huddle besties, the wrong guy, the right guy, and one last post-graduation celebratory hoorah at a theme park set for demolition, Kill All the Happies had me anticipating the worst but relishing in all the epicness of the best of times in this story that kept me laughing and turning the pages. I couldn’t have predicted how awesome […]

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