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 […]


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 […]


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: 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 […]


Mini-Review: Found by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 31 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: Found by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Check out my review of Flight (The Crescent Chronicles #1) Check out my review of Focus (The Crescent Chronicles #2) Found is the final installment in The Crescent Chronicles, and I am so sad to see this series coming to an end! But it went out with a bang—everything culminates in this last thrilling installment. Toby has Jess as a hostage and Allie is trying to figure out just how important she is in the scheme of Pteron politics. There was a ton of action in this novel, and at times, my heart was absolutely pounding. It was definitely an interesting read that kept me hooked from page one to the very last page. Allie was particularly independent in this novel, and I liked seeing that. She took matters into her own hands, especially because things seemed to revolve around her. She was selfless and brave and risked a lot to get her friend to safety. I felt like she was truly acting as the Queen she would become. The romance between Allie and Levi was as swoony as always—that is, when they weren’t arguing. Regardless, they are one of my favorite couples of all time, so I hope that they end up making cameo appearances in the spin off series, The Empire Chronicles. It is seriously heartbreaking to let them go. Found was an amazing close to an absolutely […]


Review: The Boys Next Door by Rosalie Lario

Posted 26 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: The Boys Next Door by Rosalie Lario

For some reason, I was drawn to this plot. I has the premise of two guys “sharing” a girl and usually that would immediately repel me, but I had been reading C.L. Stone’s Ghostbird and Scarab Beetle series, which also have that type of premise, so I figured that I would give it a try. Unfortunately, I did not like The Boys Next Door nearly as much as C.L. Stone’s novels. While C.L. Stone’s reverse polygamy premise feels actually somewhat natural an genuine, this felt forced. For the majority of the novel, it was the girl liking both neighbors and quasi-dating one and making out with the other. At the end, they decided to “share” her in a night of passion. I just did not enjoy it. It felt very on the surface and I felt like there was no genuine feelings other than lust between the characters, which made it just a threesome, which I did not enjoy reading at all. Moreover, the main character, Lexi, felt really flat over the course of the novel. She felt a bit airheaded for some reason in which I cannot discern. And the two boys Ben and Matt, best friends and neighbors, didn’t really react initially in a way that would later lead me to believe that they would propose sharing her. It just felt unrealistic overall. Unfortunately, this novel did not […]


Review: Rush by Eve Silver

Posted 8 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Rush by Eve Silver

I’m usually not the type of person to read sci-fi dystopian novels, just because it is so hard for me to find one that I genuinely enjoy. However, I’ve seen great things about Eve Silver’s Rush so I thought I’d give it a try. Rush was a very interesting novel that definitely kept my interest. It was action packed and suspenseful. The premise was unlike anything that I’ve read so it was really something different for me. The pacing was fast but not hard to keep up with. There weren’t any boring points and I literally could not put the book down! Miki was the main protagonist. She was hit by a car saving a little girl and was pulled into the Game. I thought she was a very strong character, dealing with all of the things that they were forced to do in the game. She was also a great leader. She was determined and caring. She grew a lot in this novel, from shocked and curious girl to fearless leader, and I can’t wait to see how else she changes in the next novel. Jackson Tate has been in the Game since he was twelve years old. Jackson was definitely a mysterious book boy. He was kind of bipolar, sometimes nice, sometimes aloof. He was a nice character to try to get to know. His past is really […]


Review: Captured Love by Juliana Haygert

Posted 3 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Captured Love by Juliana Haygert

I was approached by Juliana Haygert asking me to review this novel, which I had been eyeing anyways, so I just had to give it a try. I’m glad that I did. Captured Love was a really nice contemporary read. Jessica Hayes returns to town after four years to make amends with her dying father. She was expecting that challenge, but what she wasn’t expecting was Ryan Dawson—half the reason she left—to be there too. Ryan is intent on avoiding Jessica this time around, especially with what happened four years prior. But Jessica becomes curious: why is a cop following Ryan around? Why is he working for a charity building houses? And as you know, curiosity killed the cat. The two of them are drawn together once again, but there is major baggage that they need to sort through before they can be together. There was a lot of history-fueled drama that kept me hooked once I started reading. I liked Jessica’s character. Sure, I didn’t like the fact that she ran away from her problems, especially once I figured out why, but other than that, she was a nice, relatable character. She was driven and willing to face years of hurt in order to reconcile with her dying father, especially after initially being rejected and dismissed by him the first time she visits. I think that she exhibited some […]


Review: French Kissed by Chanel Cleeton

Posted 1 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: French Kissed by Chanel Cleeton

Check out my review of I See London (International School #1) Check out my review of London Falling (International School #2) I had been wondering about our favorite French girl Fleur–and I was so excited when I heard that she would get a book and a story! Fleur hides behind a mask of indifference while in reality, she is struggling with a lot of things. When she is paired with her enemy since freshman year, Max, on a project in class, both of them are less than excited. Sure, they’ve been crushing on each other for a while…but they don’t get along and that is that. But as they start opening up to each other, the less they can resist the attraction pulling them together. I definitely liked French Kissed as much as Samir and Maggie’s story, probably because they were so different. The circumstances, the characters, everything. This novel was really hard for me to put down once I started it–and that didn’t bode well for all the homework I needed to get done! French Kissed was filled with romance, tension, and drama–just what I was hoping for. There was definitely more to Fleur than what meets the eye and I liked seeing the vulnerability of her character that we only glimpsed in Maggie and Samir’s books. Fleur was an intriguing character to read because everything about her was […]


Blog Tour Review: Loving Eden by T.A. Foster

Posted 6 October, 2014 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review: Loving Eden by T.A. Foster

Check out my review of Kissing Eden (Kissing Eden #1) I enjoyed the first book in Grey and Eden’s story and I was interested to see how them living together worked out. Loving Eden starts with Eden moving from North Carolina to Texas in order to start her life post-gradatation with Grey. This installment was more interesting than I would have originally thought that it was. It was filled with drama and new and unexpected characters. There was romance and family drama which really broke up the drama well, as too much of the same type can be overwhelming. The plot got a bit tedious and slow at points but it kept my interest overall. Eden was in the process of trying to figure out her life as an adult while also dealing with being in a new state, living with a new guy, and having drama with said guy and his family. I thought she handled it well considering all that she was going through. Eden was never anything special of a character to me but she is definitely a relatable one and that was clear in the novel like it was in the first. Grey was definitely as brooding and moody as he was in the first novel. In this novel he had to deal with a long lost relative showing up and wanting to take the hotel. So […]