ARC Review: Rock Hard (Rock Kiss #2) by Nalini Singh

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015 2:27 PM
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Title: Rock Hard
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Rock Kiss #2

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.
And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.
Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.
If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.
"Not a T-Rex? I see some very sharp teeth."
A long expected book!

We finally get the story of the mouse and the T-Rex.

I loved the previous books but Rock Hard is the best book in the series so far. The plot may not be original, the shy heroine with a tragic past meets the protective alpha hero, but the author did an incredible job writing this story.

Former pro rugby player Gabriel Bishop’s career ended too early, due to an injury, but that didn’t stop him from succeeding in another field. Nowadays, his goal is to save failing businesses and making good money while at it. Charlotte, Molly’s best friend, is content with her job. What if the boss’s secretary is taking advantage of her skills and taking credits for her work. What if she’s extremely intelligent but no one realizes it. What if she’s hiding from everyone? Charlotte is content with her life…. is she?

So when a new boss takes over the company she works for, Charlotte is shocked when she’s promoted as his secretary. Even form their first “memorable” meeting, Gabriel knew that he wanted her for himself nut he couldn’t have her. Every time he approached her, she retreated to herself. Seeing the fear in her, warned him to stay away but not too far.

Charlotte is nothing like the women he’s used to dealing with so he will have to tread carefully if he wants to have a chance with her.

It’s his determination and his patience that made the book so incredible. Gabriel and Charlotte’s journey was sweet and funny but most importantly it was healing. I was afraid that Charlotte would never let her fears go but in the end it was she who faced her demons and won. I loved that it was Charlotte that overcame her fears and not Gabriel’s reassurance that he would keep her safe. I also loved the slow pace of their relationship. They’re really taking baby steps. Despite the slow pace though, it didn’t get boring but more interesting. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Charlotte and Gabriel were always at each other’s throat.

Charlotte didn’t even realize how fast she fell for him. He was so patient and sweet. He fell for her from the moment she threw a stapler at his head thinking he was an intruder. His feelings grew even more as the months went by. Their relationship was beautiful.

Highly recommended!

*ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #26

Posted on Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:18 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

Books I loved:

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ARCs:


Books I didn't like:


I managed to read the whole Covenant series by J.A. and I totally loved it! I actually had the books for awhile now but I got distracted by other books. I didn't like Looking for Alaska for the simple reason that I thought it would be different. I'm now on the second book on both The Cocktail series and the Neighbor from Hell series and I"m loving them!

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

Cover Reveal: Edge of Danger (Deadly Ops #4) by Katie Reus

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 2:52 PM
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The new Deadly Ops novel from the New York Timesbestselling author of Shattered Duty—in the series that delivers “fast-paced romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat!” New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden
When an assassin tries to kill undercover DEA agent Tucker Pankov the same week his boss is taken out, Tucker has good reason to be paranoid. And when other members of his elite team are not only targeted, but stripped of top-secret security clearance, Tucker has one shot at discovering who wants them dead—and why. So he kidnaps the only woman he thinks can save them.
Brilliant NSA analyst Karen Stafford doesn’t like being forced into anything, especially by someone she doesn’t trust. Yet after a hijacked US-owned drone starts attacking government installations resulting in mass casualties, Karen has to take Tucker’s side. Now, two unlikely allies must unite to prevent an escalating and unthinkable terrorist conspiracy. But as Tucker and Karen grow intimate, they realize the conspiracy runs deep, and their enemies are closer than anyone realized.
Expected publication: November 3rd 2015

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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #31 Confess by Colleen Hoover

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:05 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Confess
Author: Colleen Hoover
Series: None
Expected publication: March 10th 2015

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.
For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.
The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #23 Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books

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1. Rose Hathaway from
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead


2. Sydney Sage from
Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) by Richelle Mead


3. Catherine Crawfield from
Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1) by Jeaniene Frost


4. Elena Deveraux from
Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter #1) by Nalini Singh


5. Cara Sweeney from
Alienated (Alienated #1) by Melissa Landers


6. Juneau from
After the End (After the End #1) by Amy Plum


7. Cassie Armstrong from
Playing With Fire (Phoenix Fire #3) by Cynthia Eden


8. Ivy Morgan from
Wicked (A Wicked Saga #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

9. Layla from
White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


10. Jasmine from
Fire (Elements of Power #1) by Heather James


What are your Top Ten Favorite Heroines from books???
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Sofia T.

Release Day, Review & Giveaway: Quiet Angel by Prescott Lane

Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:51 PM
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Title: Quiet Angel
Author: Prescott Lane
Series: None

Release Date: Feb. 24, 2015

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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We all have that someone we can’t forget, the summer it all began, and the sleepless nights wondering what went wrong.
For Gage Montgomery, that someone is Layla Baxter. When he was 18, he took one look at the chocolate-haired bookworm with porcelain skin and knew his life would never be the same. But it all came crashing down when Layla suddenly and mysteriously disappeared from St. Simons Island -- leaving him with nothing but her angel wing pendent around his neck. For 12 long years, Gage couldn’t shake what happened, if he’s the one to blame, wondering where Layla might be. When their paths finally cross, he’s determined to get the answers he’s spent his life searching for -- and to get the girl, too. Quiet Angel is a story of hope, survival, and lost love made new again.
Quite angel is the first book I read by Prescott Lane and it was amazing!

One summer, two people, one love!

Gage Montgomery was 18 when he first saw the one that would haunt him forever. Layla, a brown haired bookworm was just 16 when she met Gage, the boy next door. It was supposed to be a regular summer just before college for Gage but one girl changed everything for him. Gage and Layla fell for each other. The next thing Gage knows is that Layla is gone. No matter how hard Gage tried to find her, he never managed to locate her. Until fate brought them back together.

Now, 12 years later Gage and Layla can finally have what they dreamed of having when they were teens. Can they really though?

Time changes people. Gage has been blaming himself for Layla’s disappearance for a very long time. His feelings for her may have changed but he still holds on to the only thing he has from her, a wing pendent. He’s confused but above everything he wants to know why Layla left.

When Layla decided to leave, things weren’t hard only for Gage. She was having a harder time. The only thing that kept her going was the thought that her angel was protecting her. She has so many secrets that she kept hidden.

I really liked the book. It was a tough subject the author chose to work with but it came out nicely. In quite angel nothing was rushed. It had a nice flow and great characters. Layla was a strong person who tried to improve her life after a tragic past. Gage’s life changed the moment he met Layla. Her disappearance affected her deeply. He was mad at himself, at her and that made things complicated when they came across each other again.

One thing I didn’t like was Gage’s immature way of handling things. You can’t buy everything with money and you also can’t “imprison” someone just to keep them safe. What I did like though was how things turned out.

Moreover, I liked Poppy, Layla’s bff was so much fun to have around.

A story of a second chance in love. Gage and Layla’s journey will definitely touch you. There is a bit drama, some misunderstandings and trust issues but ultimately their story was captivating.

Totally recommended!

*Copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*


Giveaway: 

1 necklace – the actual necklace used on the cover of Quiet Angel
One of four signed copies of Perfectly Broken
$20 Amazon giftcard

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About The Author:

Prescott Lane is the author of First Position, Perfectly Broken and her new release, Quiet Angel. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.

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Sofia T.

ARC Review: Beyond the Darkness (Darkness #3) by Katie Reus

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015 1:59 PM
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Title: Beyond the Darkness
Author: Katie Reus
Series: Darkness #3

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Now that she has her freedom, she’s not giving it up.Dragon shifter Keelin Petronilla spent centuries in forced hibernation dreaming of one thing: freedom. Now she’s living life on her terms—she’s ditched her clan for an unruly wolf pack, she tends bar for a half-demon, and she’s loving it…until a powerful supernatural being targets her. She intends to handle the mysterious attacks on her own…without the help of dragon Alpha Bran Devlin. Sure, he’s sexy in that hot, scowling possessive way, but Keelin wants to live her own life in her own way.
Now that he’s found his mate, he’s not letting her go.Former black ops agent Bran Devlin is a born dragon Alpha and leader of a fierce clan. Getting mated was never part of his plan—until a feisty dragon princess gets under his skin in a big way. The hell of it is, she doesn’t want a mate; she just wants to have a good time. He plays along, but when a dark and powerful being marks her for death, he’s determined to stay by her side in spite of her protests. Now that he’s found his mate, he means to keep her safe no matter what the cost…even if he has to risk it all.
Finally!!!

The third book in the Darkness series by the amazing Katie Reus, tells the story of two dragon shifters. If you’ve read Taste of Darkness, then you already know Keelin, Drake’s sister and Bran, the alpha of his clan. While I was reading the previous book, Taste of Darkness, I really wanted to find out more about them, especially Keelin and Bran as a couple, and now I have finally gotten the story I was waiting for.

After been guilted by her parents into going into hibernation for a very long time, aka centuries, Keelin wakes up to fall in love with the modern world. She has been “babied” all of her life and the only thing she desires, is her freedom. As the youngest child in her family and after losing a child, her parents were overprotective. No longer though!

From the first glimpse, he knew she was his!

Bran may be the alpha of his clan but everyone knows that it was never a position he wanted to have. He never thought the moment would come to have his mate. What he doesn’t know though, is that Keelin has no intention to mate now that she has found her freedom! Bran is on a mission to win her heart and failure is not an option.

Beyond the Darkness was enthralling! Bran and Keelin had a deep connection and a sizzling chemistry. Keelin wanted to spread her wings and she did by “taking a break” from her clan and moving in with her brother’s clan, the Stavros pack. Although her reasons were pretty good, I have to admit that she totally misjudged Bran and his motives. Bran wanted indeed to protect her but he would never “suffocate” her. He treated he as an equal because that’s what he saw in her, his other half.

When a dangerous threat surfaces, Bran will do everything to keep her safe.

Just as every Katie Reus book, this one was amazing. I loved Bran and Keelin’s romance but what I loved more was the secondary characters and especially Bo and Nyx (two new characters). We also got to see many old characters such as Finn and Lyra, Vega, Drake and Victoria. They were all incredible and a lot of fun to read.

Another stunning read. You won’t regret meeting Bran and Keelin!

Totally recommended!

*Copy provided by the author in exchange for and honest review*
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Sofia T.
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