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Release Blitz, Excerpt & Review: Cards of Love: The Moon by Sierra Simone

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The Cover: I. LOVE. THIS. COVER. Oh my gosh! The coloring of it, the lines and style..it just screams tarot and it is very sensual and beautiful. It fits Nimue and Merlin perfectly, I love it and I need it on my bookshelf ASAP. 

Basics: Cards of Love: The Moon was released on October 5th 2018 and is 100 pages long. It is a novella that ties in with The New Camelot series. Genre wise The Moon belongs to novella and contemporary romance. 

Description: She’s angry that I left.  I’m angry that I died.  It’s the trouble with our two lives: we don’t only have one past to work through, but two.  Double the pain, twice the betrayal.  A million times the tragedy.

***The Moon is the story of Merlin and Nimue from the New Camelot trilogy.  It’s recommended that you read the trilogy first, as there are American King spoilers in The Moon.***

(Cards of Love is a massive multi-author project, a series of love letters to the mysterious and inspirational world of tarot cards.  These can be read in any order, as the only thing the Cards of Love books share is their common inspiration from the world of tarot.)
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Overall thoughts: I love and adore Sierra Simone; she is one my favorite authors ever but I did not enjoy The Moon. Let me explain, it wasn’t because of the story or characters it was honestly because I had this idea of Merlin in my head and clearly Sierra has her version and they just didn’t add up. First of all, The Moon is a companion novella to The New Camelot series, so I would definitely recommend reading the trilogy first before reading The Moon. My main issue with this novella was just the fact that I viewed Merlin to be something he isn’t and I just didn’t enjoy it as usual because again, my idea of Merlin was completely different from Sierra’s. Which is my issue. As readers you aren’t always going to like how a character is portrayed and this was one of those times. 

Besides that, The Moon was beautifully written. I love a well written point of view from the male perspective and Sierra delivered that and more. Merlin and Nimue’s story is beautifully tragic with an attraction that is so static you feel it in your bones as you are reading. That is definitely a gift of Sierra’s, she writes in a way that makes you feel so connected to her characters that you feel everything they are feeling. Overall The Moon was a great addition to the New Camelot series and great novella, if you are a fan of The New Camelot series or Simone’s work in general I highly suggest you read it.  

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Excerpt: A hiss in the darkness, then a flame, bright and dancing and unwelcome.

 A match, I think, and then I think, whyAnd then: where am I?

 “You’re awake,” says a voice like water.  A voice I love.  It still doesn’t help me figure out where I am.

 “Am I?” I ask.  “Awake?”

 Like I said earlier, I don’t dream as such, but when I close my eyes, the memories and visions are there, dogging my sleep.  And I think maybe—yes, there is also a memory like this.  A memory of a dark-haired girl and a cave sparkling with light, the night air heavy with the ecstatic cries we fed it.

 “You are awake, Merlin.”  The flame moves, calves another flame, and then is blown out.  A candle now glows softly against the face of a woman standing at the end of the bed I’m on.

 Dark brows arch high over clear blue eyes and a long nose curves gracefully down the woman’s oval face, framed by a high forehead and cheekbones, and a beautiful, if narrow, jaw.  Her lips are on the thin side, but perfectly sculpted, giving her an expressive, fascinating mouth.  Coffee-dark hair hangs in glossy sheets around her face and down her back.

 She’s haunting.  Haunting even as a girl, but now even more so as a woman.

“Nimue,” I say, and for the first time I notice how thirsty I am.  I make to sit up—and realize my hands are tied to the bed. Nimue sets the candle down on an end table, and it illuminates the space enough to show me that I’m indeed in a room and not in the damp mouth of a cave. It means it’s now and not then, which I suppose I should be grateful for.

 After all, I died then. A silver key glints from just below the smile of her clavicle, the bottom tip of it pointing to the sweet valley between her breasts I used to know so well.  They are small and pert—her body still the lithe dancer’s body she had as a girl—and my flesh responds to the sight of those little handfuls, the memory of them.  The fantasy of her dusky nipples dragging along the underside of my aching cock is enough to have my body warming, and that’s when I really become aware that I’m not only tied to the bed, but I’m also dressed in a pair of black boxer briefs and nothing else.

 Well, nothing else except for the padded cuff around my ankle. Nimue leans forward to untie my wrist, which leaves the front of her swishy dress gaping forward enough that I can see those nipples now, dark rose and erect.

I’d tasted them frequently once upon a time. Once upon a time, twice. In another life, I’d known the feel of her breasts against my lips and tongue better than I’d known almost anything else.

 With one of my wrists freed, Nimue straightens and nods at the other.  “You can untie yourself.  You’ll find that the chain allows you more than enough length to do everything you need.  I’m obviously trusting you not to do anything self-destructive, but should the need arise, I can take away this particular freedom.”  She says it cheerfully, almost as if the idea of taking away my freedom delights her.

 The key on her chest glints as she steps back, and I understand that it’s the key that unlocks my cuff—the same cuff that is connected to a ring in the floor by a length of slender chain.

Anger comes. And with it shame. And with that, fear. I died once this way, and I’d rather not do it again. I lunge for my other wrist to untie it, needing to be free, needing to reach for Nimue to kiss her or kill her—but by the time I untie myself, she’s out the door with it shut and locked behind her.
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My Rating: 3/3 Shells
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About the Author: Sierra Simone is a USA Today Bestselling former librarian (who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk.) She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City

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Review: Reagandoodle & Little Buddy by Sandi Swiridoff

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Basics: Adventures of Reagandoodle and Little Buddy was released on October 2nd, 2018, published by Harvest House Publishers and is 192 pages long. 

Description: The moment Reagandoodle first set eyes on Little Buddy, he knew his world was about to change. What he didn’t know, was that they’d brighten hearts all over the world.

Told with warmth and a touch of humor by Reagan himself, fans of Reagandoodle and Little Buddy hear the true story of how one adopted dog and an eleven-month-old foster child develop an unforgettable friendship. To all the fans of @Reagandoodle and Little Buddy . . . the book is finally here!

An uplifting tail of friendship, foster care, adoption, and hope. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to help support foster care families.
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Adventures of Reagandoodle and Little Buddy is a wonderful story that tells the tell of adoption and foster care and what can happen if you support both of these wonderful causes. I wanted to read and review this book because I have been following their wonderful Instagram account (@Reagandoodle) and it just shows more of their wonderful love story. Plus a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to help support foster care families. 

The book is full of fantastic, cute pictures of the dynamic duo. If you want to a feel good read with an uplifting story that will make you smile, Adventures of Reagandoodle and Little Buddy is for you! 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Sandi Swiridoff is a registered nurse, wife, grandmother, and a passionate photographer who loves to bring joy to others through her photos. Finding balance behind the camera lens, Sandi’s focus in life changed when foster children entered her life. And thus began her Reagandoodle story.

Wendy Dunham is an award winning author of two middle-grade novels, My Name Is River, and its sequel, Hope Girl. She also has a series of four early-readers forthcoming titled, The Tales of Buttercup Grove. When she’s not writing, Wendy works as a registered therapist with children who have special needs. Reagandoodle and Little Buddy: The True Story of a Labradoodle and His Toddler Best Friend, is Wendy’s first experience with ghost writing; she found great joy in being the voice of Reagandoodle. 

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Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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The Cover: The Cruel Prince’s cover is beautiful but besides the crown (and I guess the thorns?) I don’t think there is anything special about this cover. It’s pretty and simple but that’s it. 

Basics: The Cruel Prince was released on January 2nd, 2018, published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and is 385 pages long. Genre wise The Cruel Prince belongs to Fantasy, Young Adult and Romance. 

Description: Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
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Overall thoughts: So this is my second time reading The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I had heard about the book in early January 2018 and right as I was about purchase a copy, I received The Cruel Prince from my January 2018 Owlcrate subscription! I was so excited because it was like the universe was on my side and leading me to a new great book! Or so I thought. 

I hated The Cruel Prince the first time I read it, severely. Nine months later, I wanted to give it another try. Here are some of the reasons I had issues with The Cruel Prince in the first place: One, the whole trope where the leading male bullies and is mean to the heroine but somehow they fall for each other drives me up the WALL. Bullying is a very, very sore subject for me because I was bullied throughout High School and experienced it first hand. So I’m sure that you can understand why I think it is absolutely ridiculous that Cardan bullied Jude horribly and in awful ways and halfway through the book he is apparently in love with her. It would make sense if Cardan and Jude were under the age of ten, but they are not and I just find their whole relationship is ridiculous and super unrealistic.  

My other issue I struggled with was the pace of the book and how the book ended. A few chapters in everything was at a slow pace, in the middle things picked up and while reading the end of the book everything happened so fast I thought my head was spinning! It actually reminded me of when Oprah used to hand out gifts, “You get a car! And you get a card!” but for The Cruel Prince it was like “and you find out this piece of information! With this big plot twist! And add another plot twist!” My head was literally spinning with information, information overload basically. Those issues aside, the second time reading it I found that I liked The Cruel Prince a lot better. 

The story is very compelling and whimsical, with enough twists and turns of the plot to keep you interested. You might need to make a list of everything going on to tie everything together at the end but it’s still good nonetheless. I still don’t really like or understand Cardan and Jude’s relationship but maybe that could change in the next book when it comes out in January 2019. Overall I think I’m just too picky sometimes when it comes to books and with The Cruel Prince I have learned that each book deserves a second chance. 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 3/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse.”  -Jude

“Most of all, I hate you because I think of you. Often. It’s disgusting, and I can’t stop.” 
-Cardan 

“Father, I am what you made me. I’ve become your daughter after all.” -Jude

My Rating: 4/5 Shells
4 stars

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About the Author: Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare) and The Darkest Part of the Forest. She has been a a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award and a Newbery Honor. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. 

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Review: Lucky by Carina Adams

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The Cover: I love this cover! The color, the font and the model are work really well together. The cover model is exactly what I imagine when I think of Lucky and I really, really love it. Definitely one of my favorite sports romance covers.

Basics: Lucky is 340 pages long and was released on February 28th 2017. It is also available on Kindle Unlimited! Genre wise Lucky belongs to sports romance, age gap romance, forbidden romance and contemporary romance. 

Description: Everyone loves Lucky # 7. He’s the whole package – smart, athletic, and sexy as sin. A filthy talking bad boy, he can have any woman he wants. Except me.

A chance encounter. One unforgettable night. That’s all we could ever have. At least, that’s what we tell ourselves. Fate has other plans. If anyone found out, I would lose my job. He could lose his scholarship.

Some things are worth the risk. Sometimes, you have to cross your fingers, Roll the dice, and hope lady luck is on your side.
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Overall thoughts: It’s funny how easily I can fall in love with a book, but for Lucky it took me about five seconds to fall deep and hard. Carina Adams writing is gorgeous and her characters are laugh out loud funny but have a depth to them that anyone can easily relate to. I loved Lucky‘s plot; personally age doesn’t matter to me (as long as it’s not against the law of course!) and it was refreshing to read about a couple that has some significant differences from one another, but still feel in love. Fiercely I might add. I also enjoyed the side characters, such as Sunshine’s friend Max and especially Josh and Loretta. I wouldn’t might reading about those two either to be honest! I can’t wait till Lucky comes out in book form because I will be immediately buying it and putting it on my bookshelves with much love and pride. Lucky will easily be one of my favorite reads of 2017, hands down. (Original review!) 

I do not like football, at all. But I read the blurb for Lucky in 2017 and wanted to give it a try and I am SO glad I did Lucky was one of my favorite books of 2017! Carina Adams is severely talented and is one of those romance authors that you NEED to read! Lucien, AKA Lucky is seriously one of the best book boyfriends I have EVER read about and it’s been a year and I am still obsessed with him! Lucky is a great sports romance to read about especially if you like football romances and a great age gap/forbidden romance as well! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes:  “Your name is Lucky?”
“It is.”
“I knew it was your lucky night!” -Sunshine, Lucky & Blossom. 

“I wasn’t sure I would ever get my fill of her. One-night stand my ass.” -Lucky

“I was a complete and utter asshat.” -Lucky

“I know why she and I didn’t work out. Fate was having me wait for you.” -Lucky

“You can fight how you feel, but you can’t fight destiny. The sooner you realize that, the better off we’ll both be.” -Lucky

“I knew my name wasn’t just a coincidence. It wasn’t the ramblings of some drunk dick. It had been the universe telling me everything was going to turn out ok. I was, after all, truly Lucky.” -Lucky

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Carina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story.

Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish – a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the man who ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons who always keep her on her toes.
Carina received her MBA in May, but would much rather play with her imaginary friends (the voices in her head) than work her 8 to 5. When she isn’t trying to juggle being a working mom with karate and football practices, surprising her children with her sci-fi movie knowledge, or writing, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle, laughing with friends, or living life vicariously as her Derby Girl persona, Writers Block. 
Carina is the author the of Bastards MC series and best selling Forever Red. She is currently writing Out of The Blue, the follow up to Forever Red. She loves to hear feedback from her readers, no matter what type. You can email her at: carinaadamswrites@gmail.com

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Review: Rush by Brooke Paige

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The Cover: I love the cover for Rush! Covers that feature the couple from the book make me very happy because personally I think they are kinda rare and this cover is gorgeous. It fits Vance and Lauren perfectly and embodies Rush perfectly.  

Basics: Rush was released on September 25th 2018 and is 286 pages long. Genre wise Rush belongs to contemporary romance, mafia/crime and suspense. 

Description: Bait. That’s all she is. Nothing more. Nothing else.And that’s why she’s wanted, and in danger.

Lauren Owens is so much more. She’s everything. Falling for her was never my intention. But, I couldn’t resist, her charm, her vulnerability, her spirit and drive, and her unimaginable innocence.

And that’s exactly why my father wants her, for his own gain. Now, it’s up to me to take him down, stop him once and for all, protecting her every step of the way. Saving her would mean only one thing: I won’t get to love her.
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Overall thoughts: What a crazy whirlwind Rush was! Oh my goodness! I was completely floored by this book and Brooke Paige blew me away! I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I first started reading Rush because I’m not that big of a fan of mafia/crime type romances but I couldn’t put it down! From start to finish! My only issue with Rush was the fact that it ended on a cliff hanger!! 

Vance is out to avenge his mother and unfortunately for him, that means working with his father, the reason he needs to avenge his mother in the first place. Lauren is just trying to figure out how to get her life together and when you need to figure out your life, going to the beach is one of the best solutions. But Vance and Lauren meet at the right time but the wrong place; Vance is trying to take his Father down and keep Lauren out of it. But when his Father takes a sudden interest in Lauren, things come crashing down and Vance is left scrambling to figure out a plan to save her. Literally. 

This was my first Brooke Paige book and I definitely hooked on The Riptide series and Brooke Paige. I can’t wait for the next book! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Brooke Page is a contemporary romance author who loves writing romantic suspense novels that will lead her readers through twists and turns with each page. She wants her readers to feel like they are a part of the thrill, making their hearts race from not only passion but also the intensity of the story. Brooke has a craft for weaving steam and mystery, giving her readers a story they won’t want to put down.

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Review & Blog Tour: Strong by Kylie Scott

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The Cover: I love Strong‘s cover! I love the colors, the bodyguard and the guitar. I also like the snowflake like designs in the background because they remind me of Martha and how icy she is. I definitely want to add Strong to my bookshelf because the cover is gorgeous. 

Basics: Strong was released on September 24th 2018, is 120 pages long and was published by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated. Genre wise Strong belongs to standalone, and contemporary romance 

Description: From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series… 

When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare. As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line.

Martha’s had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he’s not even remotely her type. So why the hell can’t she get him out of her mind? There’s more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it’s time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them. 

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
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Overall thoughts: I love the Stage Dive series and I am huge fan of Kylie Scott. She’s a great writer and the Stage Dive series is a complete blast. I have always been interested in Sam (the band’s body guard) and Martha (the cold sister of Ben and ex of David) and their relationship! So when I found out that Kylie was teaming up 1001 Dark Nights to write a novella for Martha and Sam I was completely ecstatic and she DID NOT disappoint! 

I loved Strong! The dynamic between Martha and Sam is adorable and they just make me smile honestly. I was smiling the entire time I read Strong and although I am super thankful they got book, I am bummed it was just a novella because it was so short! Martha left her past and messy, awkward and not so good relationship with Stage Dive behind and went to New York to start over. Meanwhile Sam continued his job protecting and guarding Stage Dive waiting. Years later the band mates of Stage Dive are happily when Martha suddenly shows up…with a bruise on her face.

Suddenly everything changes and Sam isn’t going to wait for her anymore. He’s waited and wanted Martha for years and he’s done with all of that. Martha isn’t so sure what she wants to do: stay or leave. But the one thing she is sure of (but doesn’t quite accept) is her attraction to Sam. Good things come to those who wait! Throughout the series Martha has been looked at the mean, cold-hearted, selfish home-wrecking sister of Ben and honestly? I’m really glad Kylie gave her a chance to tell her story and show how strong her and Sam love is. They are an electric toe curling, laugh out funny couple that I’m so glad and thankful we all finally have the chance to read about. Strong is a wonderful addition to the Stage Dive series and my only complaint was it wasn’t long enough! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “It wasn’t that I valued the handbag more than my life, you know. It’s just that it was mine. You have to protect what’s yours in this world, or people will walk all over you.” -Martha

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from
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Release Blitz & Review: The Evolution Of Man by Skye Warren

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The Cover: I think the cover for The Evolution of Man is elegant and is spot on for what the book is. However since the cover for Survival of the Richest focused on Harper it would’ve been nice if the second cover for the duet focused on the men. It does in a way but not the way I imagined it to be? It’s still pretty though! 

Basics: The Evolution of Man was released on September 24th 2018 and is 260 pages long.  Genre wise The Evolution of Man belongs to contemporary romance, new adult and love triangle. 

Description:  I never wanted to fall for man. And definitely not two men.

They tear me apart until I don’t know how I’ll ever be whole again. Until I’m not sure I want to be. How can I choose between two halves of myself?
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Overall thoughts: I want to start off by saying I love and adore Skye Warren. I think she is one of the best and move creative romance writers out there; however that being said…I did not like The Evolution of Man and I am so bummed out about it! The first part of the book I was really into and couldn’t put down, but then something just happened and things changed.

I just didn’t like how the story went honestly! I thought it was rushed and a bit messy in places. The characters were great, their chemistry was on point but just the way the story was going….I was honestly sitting here reading it and I just felt so confused! I really don’t know how to explain it! Maybe it was because Survival of the Richest was 354 pages long and The Evolution of Man was only 260 pages long? I don’t know but I finished the book and just felt SO disappointed and confused! Plus the ending was rushed and really didn’t explain everything. I know that there will be a bonus epilogue Skye said she plans on releasing so maybe that will clear things up? 

I didn’t like The Evolution of Man, it had great qualities but overall it was just disappointing to me. THAT BEING SAID, I love Skye Warren and will continue to read and review her books. I also think you should still grab The Trust Fund duet because just because I didn’t like it, doesn’t me that you won’t! And I loved Survival of the Richest! I just didn’t like the second one in this duet, but again I still think you should read it! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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My Rating: 3/5 Shells
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About the Author: Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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Release Blitz & Review: A Nordic King by Karina Halle

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The Cover: I love this cover. The male model is EXACTLY how I picture Aksel to look like and the model’s eyes definitely giving you a king/royal vibe. I want this book on my bookshelf ASAP.

Basics: A Nordic King was released on September 21st 2018, is 376 pages long and is part of the Kindle Unlimited program. Genre wise A Nordic King belongs to romance, contemporary romance, new adult and royal romance.

Description: When I first applied for the job I thought it would be like all the others: working as a nanny for an aristocratic family.

Then I got the job and found out how wrong I was. Now I’m the new nanny for two adorable little girls who happen to be princesses. Their father is the widowed King of Denmark. And my new home? The royal palace in Copenhagen.

Adjusting to my new life isn’t easy but the hardest part hasn’t been the girls who still grieve over the loss of their mother.

It’s their father. Cold, mysterious and moody, with an icy stare that seems to penetrate your soul, King Aksel may have hired me to take care of his daughters but he wants as little to do with me as possible.

Yet the longer I share these palace walls with this man, the more that I’m drawn to him. His chiseled face and sexual swagger are only part of the package. It’s in the long, intense glances at the dinner table, the way we’ll brush up against each other in the halls, the rare glimpses of the man deep inside, like the sun passing through clouds.

But no matter how I feel about him, we can never be together. You think it’s bad enough being in love with your boss? Try falling in love with a king.
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Overall thoughts: Karina Halle is an amazing writer and storyteller and A Nordic King is some of her best work yet. From the moment I read the first page I was memorized with the way she talked about love and I was hooked and couldn’t put the book down. There were moments in the beginning where I wasn’t sure if I was going to continue liking the direction A Nordic King was going,  but I am seriously head over heels for this book! 

After King Aksel suffers a horrible tragedy, he is trying to figure out how to live his life, father his two young daughters, run his country and deal with the death of his Queen. Enter Aurora, the bright, sassy, fun loving nanny; the goddess (the nickname the two young princesses give her) just wants to do the best she can, help the young princesses be happy again and overall just be successful. 

She wasn’t expecting to feel attracted to the grumpy King and Aksel certainly didn’t want to fall for the nanny of his children but that’s exactly what happens. The chemistry that builds between Aurora and Aksel is both frustrating and wonderful. Dislike turns into like, like turns into respect, respect turns into attraction and attraction turns into love. But a nanny and a King of a country falling for one another and trying to make it into a relationship? Of course there are roadblocks in the way. 

A Nordic King was a wonderful contemporary, royal romance read and it will definitely be on my list for the top reads of 2018. I loved this book, the story, the characters, the love that is so well written throughout it all…definitely highly recommended read! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “There is no one way to fall in love. It may scar you, make its mark, but that fall, that impact, is different for everyone.” -Aksel 

“Bloody hell. I think I’m in love with my boss. A king.” -Aurora

“You love me. You love me. I am home.” -Aksel 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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Review: Muse by Katy Evans

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The Cover: I was so sure about Muse’s cover at first but after reading the book it embodies Noah perfectly and I love it! 

Basics: Muse was released on September 14th 2018 and is 221 pages long. Genre wise it belongs to standalone, romance, complementary romance. 

Description: It was supposed to just be a quick trip to Manhattan.
My best friend was heartbroken. She needed support, and I needed inspiration.
I hoped to love the city. Bustling. Crazy. Inspiring New York.

But I ended up at the airport, heading home in the same condition that I arrived. In a rut. Add to all that, missing my flight and losing my laptop—the laptop, where the Best Love Story Ever sat on my hard drive.

Enter Noah Steele. Eerily familiar. Movie star. Heartthrob. Sultry romeo with bedroom eyes. (But we’re not going there.) He missed his flight too. Noah is so smoldering, lip-bitingly hot, he’s not taken seriously as an actor, and is struggling to launch his career in New York.

He’s only ever had superficial girlfriends, so he’s having trouble showing true passion in his acting—the same challenge I’m having with this book. When we met, we didn’t know that our connection would bring us the change we’d been craving. 

That we’d be the very thing the other needed and didn’t know. Each other’s muse.

*This book is a complete standalone and no previous reading is necessary to enjoy.*
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Overall thoughts: Katy Evans does it again! Muse was everything I wanted and more! Great funny and relatable characters, swoon worthy romance and overall a very loving and heartwarming story. Becka is an aspiring romance author currently trying to dish out her latest book, unfortunately her muse doesn’t seem to want to cooperate. New York City isn’t what she thought it would be and she’s ready to go back home, that is until she loses her laptop which holds all of her writing. Did I mention she loses her laptop at an airport?! 

Noah is an actor who is trying to catch his big break but is struggling. When he misses his flight and sees Becka having a panic attack after losing her laptop, he thinks he’s found the perfect distraction from the frustrations of his acting career. And the rest? I’ll let you get Muse and figure out on your own because it is magical! I know for some readers it is annoying and unrealistic when couples hit it off right away but for me I find it beautifully romantic. Becka and Noah fall for each other this way and I just love them! They are definitely my new favorite couple and I know that I won’t be getting over them any time soon! 

Muse is one of the best romance reads of the year! It is fast paced, laugh out loud funny and filled with steamy toe curling romantic goodness! A must read and another classic to add to your romance book collection! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Review: My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn

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The Cover: I love how the cover model is looking at the reader with smolder eyes, it’s very mesmerizing. 

Basics: My Best Friend’s Ex was released on June 1st 2017 and is 407 pages long. Genre wise My Best Friend’s Ex belongs to contemporary romance, romance, family and drama. 

Description: When I found an eviction notice taped on my apartment door, I had two options: find a comfortable cardboard box to call home, or move in with Tucker Jameson.

Seeing that cardboard makes me feel itchy, I chose the latter. Which shouldn’t be that big of a deal since Tucker is one of my good friends. And because he’s still pining after his ex-girlfriend and I’m trying to finish my nursing degree, there is nothing to worry about in the romance department, making my last semester an easy one to conquer.

Boy, was I wrong. Rules are set, dinners are made, conversations are had, and a shirtless, swoony roommate walks around in nothing but a pair of black briefs, ruining me for every other man.

Before I know it, I turn into a panting, lust-filled woman begging for Tucker to kiss me, touch me, and show me exactly what is hiding under those briefs. But with great orgasms, comes great consequences.

Tucker might be my friend and roommate but he’s also my best friend’s ex-boyfriend, making him completely off-limits. At least that’s what my brain is telling me, my heart is speaking an entirely different language. 

Overall thoughts: I LOVED My Best Friend’s Ex! It is now my favorite book of Meghan Quinn’s and I seriously want Tucker and Emma’s relationship to last forever. This book was steamy, had the perfect amount of humor and sexual tension. But most of all, My Best Friend’s Ex focuses on real life issues and Meghan Quinn has a gift for writing such heart wrenching, wonderful, contemporary romances. She sucks you in the the main couple bickering one chapter and the next chapter you’ll be hugging onto your kindle and crying. Which for me is great but I read to escape the daily stresses of everyday life but at the same time…sometimes you just need to feel things and cry! And Meghan Quinn is my go to author for this because she makes me cry and feel good because everything truly does work out one way or another. My Best Friend’s Ex is in the running to be one of my favorite and best reads of 2017. Highly recommend!

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Favorite Quotes: “Is this new a rule? Must meet roommate at door?” Yes because you came home to me. -Emma & Tucker

Our souls connect in this moment. It’s as though we’re making a silent vow to one another that our friendship will never be the same, but what resides in our near future has the promise of parallel serendipity beyond anything we’ve ever experienced. -Tucker

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: A BLONDE AT HEART: Meghan Quinn was born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped. 

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking. 

​Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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