Stay with me

Calia has just found out that her entire college fund has been drained and she’s furious. She knows exactly who has done it… Her mother. This same mother that all of her friends think is dead. So during summer break with no where else to go and no money she goes back to her hometown to confront her mother.

When she arrives at Monas, the bar that her mother owns she doesn’t find her mother but finds HOT brigade nominee, Jax, working the bar.

She quickly learns that her mom has skipped town and that some pretty bad men and are looking for her. Jax is worried about her safety so he refuses to let her stay by herself at her moms house. and for good reason since her life is being threatened by druggies and dealers.

She gets a job as a bartender at the bar to make ends meet until she can locate her mother. But she has a bad feeling that the money that her mother took is already gone.

She is still confused by Jax’s apparent attraction to her. She is physically and emotionally damaged. With burn scars covering half of her face and down her body, she doesn’t think any man would ever find her attractive.

But Jax does…the way he looks at her it’s as if the scars were invisible. He makes her feel things that she’s never felt before.

With Jax and her friends by her side she fights to stop the men that are threatening her life and seeks to find her mother to end this once and for all.

Review: Then and Always: A Novel

Then and Always: A Novel
Then and Always: A Novel by Dani Atkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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What a roller coaster ride that one just put me through. From the very first chapter you are like “what happens, what happens what happens?”

This one I thought I had nailed the plot in the end but BAM! It changed and I was left in a heap of tears and OMGs.

My Review

Rachel is an eighteen year old with a bright future ahead of her. She has an awesome boyfriend, Matt and is about to graduate high school and move out to college to be a journalist. Her friends gather one last time at their local hangout. Until a tragic accident leaves Jimmy dead and Rachel in the hospital with a concussion and a horrific facial scar.

Fast forward five years. Rachel is coming back to her hometown for her friend’s wedding. She meets her friends again to celebrate. Matt and her broke up years before and she is suffering debilitated headaches that she tries to hide from everyone. She soon finds herself depressed and at the grave of her beloved childhood friend Jimmy. She passes out only to wake up in the hospital. Nothing is the same, everyone is changed. Matt is now her fiance and Jimmy is still alive. She has her dream job and her face is scar free.

She tries to make sense of what is real and what is not. She and Jimmy go on a truth mission in London where she is left with the feeling she is more alone and lost than she thought.

Her relationship with Matt is strained and her relationship with Jimmy is getting stronger. Who will she choose or will she wake up one day and it all be back the way it was?

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The ending will surprise you. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS! Like nothing you have ever read.

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Cover Reveal: Tied (Tangled #4) by Emma Chase

Title: Tied (Tangled #4)
Emma Chase
Adult Romance
Gallery Books
Publication Date:
October 7, 2014



In the fourth sexy romance by the New York Times bestselling author of Tangled and Twisted, Drew and Kate can’t wait to tie the knot—if they can survive the pre-wedding festivities.

For most of my life, I never imagined I’d get married. But Kate did the impossible: she changed me. I think we can all agree I was pretty frigging awesome before, but now I’m even better.

The road to this day wasn’t all rainbows and boners. There were mistakes and misunderstandings worthy of a Greek tragedy. But Kate and I made it through with our inexhaustible lust, boundless admiration, and everlasting love for one another intact.

That being said, there were some unexpected incidents in Vegas last weekend that could have been a problem. It was kind of…my final test.

I know what you’re thinking—what the hell did you do this time? Relax. Let’s not judge, or call for my castration, until you’ve heard the whole story.

And hold on tight, because you’re in for a wild ride. Did you expect anything less?

About the Author

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.

And finally the cover!
Tied Cover

Shattered Secrets (The Book of Red #1) by Krystal Wade

Shattered Secrets
Shattered Secrets by Krystal Wade
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Loved the idea for this book but I found the pace to be off. At times I was extremely bored and others I was racing to read the next page.

Abigal has a huge crush on her best friend Derick until one day they share a kiss and then he completely ignores her for three months. She is heartbroken and confused.

He shows up on her doorstep one night and she literally slams the door in his face (good for her!)

After that the story gets a little crazy. After another knock on the door, whom she thinks is Derick again, she finds a strange man that kidnaps her and stuffs her in the truck. She is recused by Derick himself and her childhood friend Mark.

Secrets get told and she discovers that she is the last living Guardian. A race of supernatural beings from Kaloan, that protect human kind from evil. She also discovers that Derick is a Kalonan and that they both posses abilities.

Derick’s parents give her a magical book on the history of Kalona. They fleed their home and relocate to Florida where they consider it a safe zone. Only to find that they are not safe at all and everyone that they love is in jeopardy.

Together with the help of friends they try to fight evil and decode from the truth and lies that the book is telling them.

This book was given to me for a fair and honest review.
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If you haven’t read Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski. YOU MUST add this book to your must read list!

This is my all time favorite book.

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?



Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

Flight of Life by E.L. Todd

Flight of Life
Flight of Life by E.L. Todd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I rate this book a solid 4 stars!!!!

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He was determined to fight for life, destroy the Hara-Kirs, and survive the rest of the year of high school. He didn’t know what was in store for him, but he suspected the second half would be as worst as the first. But it didn’t matter. Calloway would never give up. That wasn’t an option.

This book surprised me. I was like WOW I could not put it down! From the beginning it was suspenseful and the author did an excellent job at character development. I felt like I knew everyone one of the main characters on a personal level.


Story starts out with Calloway. A 17 year old boy that lives with his Aunt, Uncle and Cousin. Money is tight as the family manages to barely scrap by. His father passed and left behind a orb that only glows when he squeezes it and a lock picker that can pick any lock along with instructions on the locations of a sacred ancient book, the Kirin. The book details the Anti life and the demons that try to steal your essence, the Hara-Kirs.

With help from his cousin Breccan and friend Easton they join together to decode the book and fight the evil that threatens everyone in existence. Meanwhile learning that Easton’s sister, Weston (I know cool names right?) is fighting to stop the same evil in a secret society called the White Wing.”

Mix that with a lot of high school drama, secret crushes and kick ass suspense, you have yourself one hell of a read.

This book was given to me for a fair and honest review.
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Reviving Izabel (In the Company of Killers #2) by J.A. Redmerski

Reviving Izabel
Reviving Izabel by J.A. Redmerski
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

OK I JUST HAVE TO VENT A MOMENT. You ever get a really good review typed out and BAM you accidentally click off the page….grrrrrrr soooo frustrated right now. SO I’m going to attempt to rewrite it but 😦 I lost some of my awesomeness by waiting and NOW I HAVE TO PEE!


Move over Sasha Fierce bring in Izabel!

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Strong, stubborn and a little foolish. She is however no match for Victor. Cool, calm, mysterious. Together they are amazeballs.

BUT!!!! Fredrick….*swoon* I knew I liked him from the first page. The way Jessica describes him made me instantly think of a Ian Somerhalder by his cocky, confident personality and his crystal blue eyes.

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Ok back to the review. Sarai aka “Izabel” is doing her damnedest to move on with her life. She as a normal job, a normal friend and a normal boyfriend. Only thing is every time she is with said boyfriend she thinks about Victor.

She is still a little demented (ok a lot) over the whole kidnapped as a kid thing as well as letting the scumbag Hamburg live so she tricks her friends into going to California for a “vacation.” Little do they know she is going so she can kill Hamburg.

Let’s just say that she didn’t quite get what she wanted and in return people she cared about got hurt.

Her life is now in danger and Victor waltzes back in to save the day. Instant sparks fly between the two but they are two bull headed to tell the other how they feel.

Together they work out a plan to finally end Hamburg but she has to follow Victor’s orders while doing so. And you know how well she listens lol.

Not going to spoil it for you but the ending has a major twist that I was like….

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Thank you Jessica for another amazing read! I can’t wait for the next one!!!

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Bold Tricks (Artist Trilogy #3) by Karina Hale

Bold Tricks
Bold Tricks by Karina Halle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Javier, Camden and Ellie are (somewhat) working together to get Ellie’s uncle Gus and her mother out of the clutches of Travis and his men.

Ellie doesn’t trust Javier (finally) and realizes her love for Camden is just as strong as it ever was but she fears that it is too late for them.

” I love you Camden. I love you so damn fucking much and it’s so right and it’s so wrong because people are dying, we’re almost dying and Gus is out there and my mother and we can’t trust anybody and all I can think about is you. All I can think about is how much I love you and how badly I fucked everything up and I don’t deserve you but I need you.” I made a fist with my hands and pounded it against his chest, hard, my tears flowing. “I fucking need you and I need you to forgive me. I need that more than anything in the world! I need you to make me good.”

This book had so many twist and action that I was literally on the edge of my seat at times and openly crying at others.

Left. Me. Speechless.

Here’s the thing about being alone. You’re not. Because you have demons with you.

My favorite out of all the books in this series but the only thing it left me wondering what actually happened to Javier in the end…hmmm.

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Someone to Love by Addison Moore

Someone to Love
Someone to Love by Addison Moore
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Sigh….I had high hopes for this one and have read many of Addison’s books…but alas I give it a 2

Just so predictable and come oh what man acts and talks that way???? He was almost whiny. I happen to be a fan of Addison’s lengthy adjective analogies. They are down right poetic, perplexing and sometimes corny but this book I found her talking wwwwwaaaayyy out there just to fill pages.

BUT the humor I could have given it a ten! There were times I would be reading in public and literally laugh out loud and then have to look around and think *oops*.

“You’re on a road show with your penis, and trust me, I’m the last person who wants to get in your way. But I’m telling you, Operation Occupy My Vagina is a no-go for the evening.”

A loud scratching comes from the wall — and HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, IT’S TRAMPLING IN THIS DIRECTION!

Oh. My. God.
Shit, shit shit!

There’s a freaking fire in my vagina!

I need to fire a cure for said ring of fire before he decides he wants to dip back into cupid’s cupboard and discovers an inhospitable environment.

All in all nice attempt but this ship has sailed a long time ago and I think I’ll stick to her paranormal romance from now on…..and more Marshall…yum!

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