Publisher: Self Published

Average Rating: 4.05


Review: Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 19 March, 2015 by Jessi Elliott in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

She’s done it again, ladies and gents. Jennifer L. Armentrout has knocked my socks off. Wicked, a self-published first installment in a new series, was absolutely phenomenal. The characters were kick-ass and the story had a great balance of humor, romance, and ass-kicking good times.   Set in New Orleans, Wicked had me hooked. Maybe it’s my love for the setting (The Originals, hellooo.), but it just made the whole story that much more appealing to me. JLA has never written something that I didn’t enjoy, she knows how to tell a gripping, amazing story. As the story carried through I found myself super excited that it wasn’t a stand a lone novel, especially because I really want to explore the world of The Order and maybe hear some more stories from other characters. Ren and Ivy were interesting characters who I fell for and found myself easily connecting with, and Ivy’s journey – finding out what she really wanted and where she fit within The Order was a story I found myself loving from beginning to end. She wanted more from her life than to just be tied to The Order and so she applied for College and attended while still keeping up with her duties to The Order which I couldn’t help but admire. As this giant battle grew closer and closer and things were revealed (and I guessed the […]


Blog Tour Mini-Review: Before He Was a Secret by B..

Posted 13 March, 2015 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 1 Comment
Blog Tour Mini-Review: Before He Was a Secret by Becky Wicks

Check out my review of Before He Was Famous (Starstruck #1) [Buy on Amazon] Check out my review of Before He Was Gone (Starstruck #2) [Buy on Amazon] When I saw the invitation for this blog tour sitting in my inbox, I was so excited to join! I have read and enjoyed both of the companion novels in this series of standalones and really enjoyed them. This marks my third Becky Wicks novel and let me tell you, it definitely wasn’t a let down! Before He Was a Secret focuses on Stephanie, who we met in Before He Was Gone. I really liked seeing how Stephanie really was as a character, because in Before He Was Gone, she was portrayed in a different light than we find her character to be in this novel. I really enjoyed being able to see the real Stephanie, because she was pretty cool! She’s just moved to Nashville in order to fulfill her dream of making it big as a singer. In Nashville, she meets Conor, who she musically clicks with. But Conor is dealing with emotional problems of his own–he’s just broken up with a long time girlfriend and no one actually knows this fact. So as Stephanie and Conor grow closer and feelings start to show up, things get a bit complicated. And then you enter Travis into the equation–a songwriter who has lost […]


Review: Intensity by C.C. Koen

Posted 11 March, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Intensity by C.C. Koen

I’m not actually sure what I feel about this novel. There were several things in it that were off-putting for me, but at the same time, I enjoyed some of it. The story follows Serena, who is in need of a job after her grandmother dies. She meets a girl who gets her into the escort business. But one little fact: Serena is a virgin. But alas, we need not be concerned: escorts in this business only have paid sex if they want to. So Serena agrees. And during her interview, she meets Linc Jefferson, owner of the club. And then things get interesting, especially after Linc deems her ‘exclusive.’ The plot in this novel was a little too fast paced for my liking. I felt like everything moved a bit too fast: the secrets, the events, the friendships, and the romance. It was a little unsettling how fast different things were happening. Serena was an okay character, I suppose. Her mind was in the right place. She was a bit too trusting for my liking, and too accepting of some of the things that were going on between her and Linc and the club. She wasn’t my favorite character, but at least she wasn’t annoying as all-get-out. Linc was kind of creepy, in my opinion. He was the tall, dark, and handsome type that broods. Your typical NA romance […]


Blog Tour Review: Losers Weepers by Nicole William..

Posted 10 March, 2015 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review: Losers Weepers by Nicole Williams

Check out my review of Lost & Found (Lost & Found #1) Check out my review of Near & Far (Lost & Found #2) Check out my review of Finders Keepers (Lost & Found #3) Loser Weepers was definitely a thrilling read. I didn’t know what to expect after reading the synopsis—Garth falling back into his old ways made me nervous. But the book was actually a really engaging and heartbreaking/heartwrenching read. Josie was great as always. She was tough and that definitely showed over the course of the book. She didn’t put up with Garth’s crap and absolutely did not let him push her away. Josie is one of the best female characters that I’ve read, and this book just hardened my opinion on that. Garth is involved in an accident that sends him spiraling back into his ways of assholery. I was pissed at him for the longest time! I wanted him to stop all the bullpoop. That’s actually what I loved most about this book—I literally got happy when the characters were happy, sad when they were sad, and mad when they were mad. We saw a bit more into Garth’s vulnerability, which was nice to see. We really got a close look at his psyche. He grew up in this novel. It was awesome. The romance in this book was more emotional than physical, which reminded me […]


Mini-Review: One Two Three by Elodie Nowodazkij

Posted 6 March, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: One Two Three by Elodie Nowodazkij

I enjoyed One, Two, Three. It was a good story with an interesting mystery element to it as the reader tried to figure out what happened to the main character Natalya and her father in the car accident that killed him and shattered her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina. Natalya was a good character. She was dealing with quite a few hard to deal with things and she had a bit of a problem coping with them, but I thought that she was a relatable character. She was still a strong and steadfast character, at least in my opinion. I truly felt sympathy for her character as the book went on, knowing how much dancing had meant for her. I hurt when she hurt. Antonio had his own problems. He was definitely a pretty swoony book boy. He was a sexy soccer player on the outside, but he was really sweet with Natalya. He wasn’t explicitly well developed but his addition to the novel was seemingly the romance, which was one of those sweet ones with a slow build up. I thought that the two characters were sweet together. One, Two, Three was a pretty emotional story about losing things that you love and learning to move past them. It certainly gave my some feels!


Review: Deeper by Blue Ashcroft

Posted 4 March, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Deeper by Blue Ashcroft

“There’s really something to be said for being alive. Being wholly alive, and allowing yourself to be human and imperfect and lovable. It’s what makes life worthwhile. That sacrifice we make when we love someone. That risk we take when we give our hearts to someone mortal, knowing in the end, we have to lose them.” I’m not exactly sure what drew me to Deeper in the first place. It may have been the fact that I’ve been on a NA Contemporary Romance kick for the last 6 months or so! Deeper was an emotional story. It was intriguing, with a strong female lead and an interesting premise. Deeper follows Rain Wilson, who is still dealing with the aftermath of the death of her boyfriend during a water park accident. She’s at a new park and one night at a bonfire, a guy follows her to the ocean and kisses her senseless. Steamy. But it turns out, the guy, Knight, is her new coworker, and he doesn’t actually want her there. It makes for a lot of drama. And considering the fact that there is some emotional drama being dragged around, we got an emotional yet entertaining read. “‘Well, that’s their problem. It’s sexist to say I should dress differently because others can’t control themselves.’” Rain was a strong female lead for me. She was dealing with guilt that was […]


Blog Tour Review: Three Brothers by Nicole William..

Posted 2 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review: Three Brothers by Nicole Williams

“One of the few grains of wisdom I’d gleaned from my mom before she ended her life the summer I turned thirteen was that there were three types of men: The kind who appealed to our heads—the good guys who were safe, smart picks who’d never hurt us but would never really excite the hell out of us either. The kind who appealed to our hearts—typically the broken, damaged ones we couldn’t help but fall hard and fast for and the ones we yearned to fix. And then there were the kind who appealed to the below-the-belt region. Those were the guys with swagger in their step and a knowing glint in their eyes. They lit our worlds on fire, but like any fire that burned through its tinder, it extinguished as quickly as it had erupted. Mom had also said there was a fourth kind, although they were so rare they were more myth than reality: the kind who appealed to all three parts of a woman. She said if I ever came across one of those, I should tie myself to him so tightly, no matter what storm came, we’d never be ripped apart.” I loved the Lost and Found series as well as all of the Nicole Williams books that I’ve tried so I was very excited to give this one a try, especially because it said that […]


Review: Search by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 14 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Search by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Check out my review of Soar (The Empire Chronicles #1) Search is the second installment in the companion series to The Crescent Chronicles. The first novel was great, so was really excited to read book two. Search takes place after we find out that Casey isn’t exactly human—in fact, she has wings. Black ones, in particular. So of course, that creates problems, especially once they find out who her father is. I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t talk about that point. Nonetheless, it throws a wrench in everything. I thought this installment was definitely more interesting than the previous one, especially because we have a few battle scenes and a kidnapping. It was an intense book. Casey was definitely stronger in this novel, especially given all of the knowledge that was being thrown at her. I thought she held up very well and that she handled the situations she was in strongly and bravely. I am interested to see how she will handle the problems that were presented at the end of this book. Toby was definitely the better of the two in this book. I had favored him before this installment, and even more so afterwards. Jared, on the other hand, is a total flake. My previous description of him as a jerk definitely still stands, and was even proven, in this installment. We see something […]


Review: Soar by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 12 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Soar by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Soar is the first installment to a companion series to The Crescent Chronicles. I absolutely adored The Crescent Chronicles and I was curious as to what happens to the side characters in that series. Soar follows a girl named Casey, who has taken a semester off of college in order to save up money for tuition. One night while taking out the trash, she is attacked by a large wolf and her life is completely turned upside down. Soar was interesting in a different way from The Crescent Chronicles series, but I still enjoyed it. This novel had the mystery that we were actively trying to figure out: why was Casey attacked? Then throw in the cute guy who bought coffee at the coffeehouse she worked at and her somewhat-mean and creepy manager, and you have a very interesting story. Casey was a lot different than Allie, in my opinion. Casey was tough and hardworking. At first, she wanted absolutely nothing to do with all of the craziness that she was going though. I think that she adapted pretty well, especially seeing as she was attacked by a giant wolf. I liked her. She was pretty simple and funny. There are three potential love interests introduced in this novel, but based on Casey’s reactions, there were only really two options. Toby is a pteron (Allie’s ex-lover) and the guy who […]


Review: Dire by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 2 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Dire by Alyssa Rose Ivy

I have read and enjoyed various novels written by Alyssa Rose Ivy, so when I saw that she had a new series, taking place in the same world as The Crescent and Empire Chronicles, I was curious as to where the story would lead. Dire wasn’t a bad book. It wasn’t, however, as enjoyable as some of Ivy’s other novels. Dire focuses on a girl named Mary Ann who takes a road trip with her long-time crush, Gage, back home. They, however, end up stranded, and are essentially kidnapped by a pack of Dire wolves. And their leader, Hunter, wants to take Mary Ann as his mate. Dire was interesting, to say the least. I felt as if there were a few fuzzy areas within the plot, which I hope will be clarified in the next novel. The pacing was good, and there weren’t many slow spots once Mary Ann and Gage met the wolves. There were a lot of things going on in this book, and I am interested to see how the plot thickens in the second installment. Mary Ann was an okay female protagonist, but she wasn’t my favorite. At moments, I found myself disliking her because I just felt like she wasn’t the brightest of characters. Also, she seemed a bit one dimensional to me. Regardless of that, she was a very caring character. She was […]