Monday, June 30, 2014

Review: Return of the Rebel by Jennifer Faye

Title: Return of the Rebel
Author: Jennifer Faye
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Harlequin (July 1, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
The guy from the wrong side of the tracks.

Being promoted should be a dream come true, only it means working closely with Cleo's childhood crush, Jax Monroe. Jax may no longer be the rebel she remembers, but he still gets her heart racing like no other. 

Jax cares too much about Cleo to let her get too close—but keeping his distance is proving impossible! As Jax reveals the extent of what he's been through, will Cleo show him that some things are too precious to put off until tomorrow?

I really enjoyed the first book I read by Faye which was why when asked to review this one I didn't hesitate. 

Let me tell you, I may have liked her first book, but I loved this one. This was such a good read and believe it or not I have been in a book slump when it comes to romances, which is ridiculous and unheard of for me but I was and this pulled me right out of it. In fact, I read this in a single sitting.

I love these type of romances, where the characters already knew each other, grew up together and were friends. The friends to lovers trope is one I will never get tired of and Faye managed to put a spin on this that kept it exciting and romantic and just plain fun. 

I loved the witty banter, the heart felt talks, and of course the sexual tension. There is always just enough hint of what will happen later on to keep you interested without telling too much as to make you blush or feel uncomfortable.

I always love how fleshed out her characters are and how you instantly fall in love with them.

I was a fan before of Faye's work but I am a fan for life now.

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by an outside source. I was not compensated for this review.*

Release Day Blitz: Mosaic by Leigh T. Moore

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Title: Mosaic (Dragonfly #4)
Author: Leigh Talbert Moore
Release Date: June 30, 2014
Genre: YA/NA Romance

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Mosaic, the exciting conclusion to The Dragonfly series, coming June 30, 2014!
The future never goes as planned. People are never what they seem. Time changes everything.

So you want to know what happened to Anna and Julian? Well, listen up, because I’ve got the whole scoop. I’m Jules, btw, and I am an artist, as you already know if you’ve read Watercolor. What you might not know is I inherited my mother’s cute little newsy nose, thank you very much.

It’s high school reunion time, and everyone’s coming back to Fairview—everyone who’s not already there, mind you. What went wrong, who’s fault it was, and why the heck nobody knew about me… it’s all coming out.

Long-distance relationships rarely last, and a lot of water has passed under that bridge. Big Secrets will be exposed, and in the end we’ll know if that old saying is true: Love is stronger than time.

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Undertow (Dragonfly, #2)
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Mosaic (Dragonfly, #4)
About the Author


I'm the hat lady--wife, mom, reader, writer, caffeine addict, chocoholic, southern expat, and beach bum. *LIKE my Facebook page for daily updates, new release announcements, and sale info! *SIGN UP for my newsletter for new release announcements! (not spam) *I LOVE hearing from readers! Send feedback, ask questions, or say hello at leightmoore(at) *And I share books I think RULE on Goodreads! Be a friend~  

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~
It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Summer is officially here and we are definitely getting into the groove of it, sadly though that means I still haven't read as much as I was planning to, although I did much better this week and was able to read about 5 books, which wasn't bad considering I think I only read 2 books last week, of course one of those was a 600 page book so I am blaming that on my slow progress. 

Most surprisingly however is the fact that I have read very little romance this summer. Definitely not as much as I was planning to. For some reason they just aren't doing it for me, well, with a few exceptions.

Our company ended up being delayed so instead they are suppose to be here this week, we will see. They are road tripping it and having way entirely too much fun I think. ;)

This past week on the blog, this is what I featured. Make sure and check them out if you haven't already. Lots of guest posts and giveaways:

Cover Reveal: Undeniably Chosen by Shelly Crane

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Silent Echo by Elise Freilich

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: The Perfect Kind of Trouble by Chelsea Fine

Release Day Review: The Promise by Robyn Carr

My Wow Pick of the Week

Cover Reveal: Dire Wolves by Alyssa Ivy Rose

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass

Guest Post: Taming Fate by Amelia Dallin

Review: Grimm Consequences by Kate SeRine

Next Week I will Have:

Release Day Blitz: Mosiac by Leight T. moore

Review: Retrun of the Rebel by Jennifer Faye

Release Day Review Spotlight and Giveaway: Dark Paradise by Angel Sandro

Tell Me Something Tuesday

My WoW Pick of the Week

Review: Sharing You by Molly McAdams

Blog Tour, Book Review and Giveaway: Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan

Review: Through To You by Lauren Barnholdt

Review: Magnolia by Kristi Cook

Review: On Every Street by Karina Halle

Yikes! I didn't realize how busy my week was until I typed it all out. Make sure and stop by for all the great giveaways!

I had a great week for review books this week and I am excited about a lot of them, if not all of them.

As always, a HUGE thank you to all the publishers and authors.

I was also lucky enough to win a trilogy of books by Deborah Coates. I am excited about reading them and have listed them below as well. Thank you to the publisher and author and of course to Between Dreams and Reality for hosting the giveaway!

And the wonderful trilogy by Deborah Coates that I won and let me tell you, the covers on these in person are gorgeous!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Mini Review: Grimm Consequences by Kate SeRine

Title: Grimm Consequences
Author: Kate SeRine
Series: Novella in the Transplanted Tales Series (#1.5)
Published By: Kensington (April 24, 2014)
Source: Purchased
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
You reap what you sow...

Saying Nate Grimm has a dark past is an understatement. Fortunately, no one's bothered to look too closely at the Fairytale Management Authority's lead detective and part-time Reaper. And that's the way Nate wants to keep it. For after centuries of torment and loneliness, he's finally found happiness with the hot and hard-charging love of his life, Tess "Red" Little. 

Of course, his love for Tess is the reason there's a posse of Reaper judges after him, led by a sadistic bastard acquainted with Nate from once upon a time. Now, Tess will pay the price for Nate's transgressions unless Nate severs his ties to the transplanted Tales--and Tess--forever. His enemy has the advantage in speed, malice and brutality. But the Reapers have underestimated the depth of Nate's love and devotion. And the fury of his wrath. . .

After meeting Nate in the first book there was no way in heck I was going to pass by the chance to read more about him and hopefully learn more about his past. I fell in love with his character and was fascinated by him. I needed more and oh boy did I get more. I think I very well might be more in love with him now than I was in Red. In fact, move over Red, you have competition.

On a more serious note, this gave me everything I was missing in Red and then some. It answered so many questions, gave me so much more Nate and Red time and really focused on other characters as well, characters I can't wait to learn more about in the next installments. And even though I am sad book two won't be about Nate and Red, I am really hoping we still get glimpses of them because I love them as a couple.  

I can see now why this series is getting such great reviews and I for one, want more and will be continuing on with it. It is amazing how much one novella can really add to a storyline and make you fall in love with a series.

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

Friday, June 27, 2014

Guest Post: Taming Fate by Amalia Dillin

I am so excited to share this guest post with you today. While I haven't had the opportunity to read this series yet it is one that I really want to read soon. I just love the sound of the premises and am excited to learn more about it.

Published: June 24, 2014 by World Weaver

Series: Novella (#2.5) in the Fate of Gods Series

Book Description:

For the first time in her many lives, Eve would rather be anywhere but home. 

In 15th Century France, Eve would have burned as a witch if it hadn’t been for the too-timely arrival of the Marquis DeLeon to save her skin, but their hasty marriage is off to anything but a smooth start. As tensions in the town grow and plague threatens, Ryam DeLeon knows if he and Eve cannot find common ground, their first Christmas may be their last. 

About the Author:

Amalia Dillin began as a Biology major before taking Latin and falling in love with old heroes and older gods. After that, she couldn't stop writing about them, with the occasional break for more contemporary subjects. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, and dreams of the day when she will own goats--to pull her chariot through the sky, of course. 

Amalia is the author of the Fate of the Gods trilogy, and the new Orc Saga, beginning with HONOR AMONG ORCS.

Why I Love My Heroes: The Marquis DeLeon

The Marquis Ryam DeLeon is a man shrouded by history in FORGED BY FATE and FATE FORGOTTEN. Eve remembered him, sometimes fondly and sometimes not, and Garrit – his many-times great grandson in the present day – admired him, but we barely got to meet him, and even when we did, we only got to see him through Thor’s eyes. It just wasn’t doing justice to his larger-than-life self, even if I do say so myself!

In TAMING FATE, we finally get inside the Marquis DeLeon’s head, and even though he starts out pretty officiously full of his lordly self, I kind of fell in love with him.

Make no mistake, the Marquis is definitely stiff with honor – too stiff – and it’s entirely possible he’s more concerned with his own integrity, legacy, and pride than he is with Eve, herself, and what might have been best for her. But there’s a certain amount of charm in watching him realize his (grievous) errors and check his assumptions.

One of the things that makes Ryam unique as a partner for Eve is that he came to her knowing exactly who and what she was. Unlike Garrit, in FORGED BY FATE, he wasn’t surprised by the truth, but that isn’t to say he wasn’t blinded, in his own ways, all the same. His pre-conceived notions get in his way, but he really is just a good man, trying his best to do what’s right for his family and his people.

And I think that’s really the clincher, the only thing he could possibly have in common with Eve which might have the smallest chance of changing her mind about him. In TAMING FATE, the question is – will it be too little, too late?

Because with plague threatening, Eve and Ryam don’t really have a lot of time to figure it out.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass

Expected Publication: December 31, 2014

Book Description:

If you want more, you have to give less.

That’s the secret to dating in high school. By giving as little as they expect to get in return, seventeen-year-old Aubrey Housing and her three best friends have made it to the second semester of their senior year heartbreak-free. And it’s all thanks to a few simple rules: don’t commit, don’t be needy, and don’t give away your heart.

So when smoking-hot Nathan Diggs transfers to Lincoln High, it shouldn’t be a big deal. At least that’s what Aubrey tells herself. But Nathan’s new-boy charm, his kindness, and his disarming honesty throw Aubrey off her game and put her in danger of breaking the most important rule of all: Don’t fall in love.

About the Author:

Alexis Bass grew up in Washington, went to college in Arizona, and spent her early twenties in Seattle. She currently lives in Northern California with Dylan McKay, her gorgeous and rambunctious golden retriever. She loves good fashion and good TV as much as a good book, and is a huge advocate of the three C’s: coffee, chocolate, and cheese. LOVE AND OTHER THEORIES is her first novel. 

Visit her at or on Twitter: @alexisbasswrite

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cover Reveal: Dire Wolves by Alyssa Ivy Rose

We have been dying to share the covers for Alyssa Rose Ivy's The Dire Wolves Chronicles: DIRE, DUSK, & DAWN!! The Dire Wolves Chronicles is a brand new New Adult paranormal romance series that you will want to add to your TBR pile ASAP! The Order of the books is: Dire, Dusk, Dawn,with DIRE publishing September 2014!!  

The covers are designed by Cover It Designs with photographs courtesy of CJC Photography.


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  About DIRE: Dire: The Dire Wolves Chronicles Gage was the first guy I ever wanted. He was my first crush and my first fantasy, but he wasn't my first in any other way because he never saw me as anything more than a friend— at least not until the night that changed everything. It was all Gage's fault. He insisted we drive through the storm and take the back roads. By the time the storm hit full force we had no chance. One night of snowbound sex changed our relationship forever. The problem was at the same time I caught another guy’s attention. This other guy happens to be the alpha of a pack of shifter wolves. 

Be sure to look for the next books in the series DUSK & DAWN:


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Alyssa Rose Ivy Bio: Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.       

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My WoW Pick of the Week

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It is a chance to share those new releases were are super anxious to get our hands on and read.

Okay, I know a ton of people didn't like Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire but I did, in fact I loved it. I just couldn't get enough of Travis and Abby and their crazy sometimes dysfunctional and obsessive love for one another. In fact it was the book that made me fall in love with McGuire's writing, so it is no surprise here that I am anxiously waiting the spin off series that is all about the Maddox brothers.

Book Description:

Fiercely independent Camille "Cami" Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.

Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt. 

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red. 

As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.

In the first installment of the Maddox Brothers books, readers can experience the rush of reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again.

I have such high hopes for this book and am seriously hoping that I love Cami and Trenton every bit as much as Travis and his pigeon. 

Were you a fan of Beautiful Disaster? And if so are you as excited about the this one as I am?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Release Day Review: The Promise by Robyn Carr

Title: The Promise
Author: Robyn Carr
Series: Book Five in the Thunder Point Series
Published By: Harlequin (June 24, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My rating: 3 Stars

Book Description:
Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of Thunder Point. The town and its people have embraced the widowed doctor and father of two, his children are thriving, and Scott knows it's time to move on from his loss. But as the town's only doctor, the dating scene is awkward. That is, until a stunning physician's assistant applies for a job at his clinic. 

Peyton Lacoumette considers herself entirely out of the dating scene. She's already been burned by a man with kids, and she's come to Thunder Point determined not to repeat past mistakes. When Scott offers her a job, at a much lower salary than she's used to, Peyton is surprisingly eager to accept…at least for now. She's willing to stay for a three-month trial period while she explores other options. 

Scott and Peyton know the arrangement is temporary—it isn't enough time to build a real relationship, never mind anything with lasting commitment. But love can blossom faster than you think when the timing is right, and this short visit just might hold the promise of forever.

It has been way too long since I have been swept away by the magical feel of one of Carr's small town romances. 

There is just something to be said about getting everything you are looking for in a romance in one super charged story. And even though this is part of a series you can read each book as a stand alone and I really do love that. I love that we get glimpses of characters we have already fallen in love with, without having to have read all of their stories first.

Carr has an amazing way of whisking you away to another time and another place. Where things run slower and life is just a little bit easier. 

Five reason why you should read this one:

1. That small town feel that you can't help wanting to be a part of, whether you already grew up in a small town or not.

2. The romance. Who can say no to a good romance?

3. Past characters. It is always fun to have a series where each book can be read as a stand alone but even more so when you get to see past characters in said new books and see where they are now.

4. Fun secondary characters. For me, secondary characters can make or break a book.

5. A happily ever after ending. There is nothing like going into a book knowing you are going to get that fell good ending you are craving.

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

Monday, June 23, 2014

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Silent Echo by Elisa Freilich

Today we're excited to reveal the cover for Silent Echo by Elisa Freilich!


About the Book:

Rendered mute at birth, Portia Griffin has been silent for 16 years. Music is her constant companion, along with Felix, her deaf best friend who couldn t care less whether or not she can speak. If only he were as nonchalant about her newfound interest in the musically gifted Max Hunter.

But Portia s silence is about to be broken with the abrupt discovery of her voice, unparalleled in its purity and the power it affords to control those around her. Able to persuade, seduce and destroy using only her voice, Portia embarks on a search for answers about who she really is, and what she is destined to do.

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About the Author:

Elisa Freilich has enjoyed a love affair with language from her earliest days. Raised in rural Monsey, New York, Elisa spent her days reading whatever crossed her path and developed a keen appreciation for the ever-present music in her home – from classical to rock. French lessons and creative writing workshops complemented her adolescence, which was also greatly enhanced by a summer spent abroad at Cambridge University. From the time she could read and write, Elisa could often be found composing poems, song lyrics and satirical newspapers.

Throughout the years, Elisa has retained her devotion to all genres of books and music and was determined to synthesize her passions into one refreshing and original platform. The result is her debut novel, SILENT ECHO: A Siren’s Tale, which will be published by Diversion Books in September 2013. With her own lyrical style, Elisa has created a world that young adults around the globe will find intensely gripping and refreshingly original. 


Awesome paper lashes like the ones on the cover, Signed poster of the cover and an ebook of Silent Echo

Blog Tour Book Review and Giveaway: Perfect Kind of Trouble by Chelsea Fine

Welcome to my stop on the Perfect Kind of Trouble Blog Tour!

I am so excited to be a part of this tour because as some of you may remember I adored the first book in the series Perfect Kind of Broken and just couldn't wait to get more.

I am so happy to say that this second installment, did not disappoint.

Series: Book Two in the Finding Fate Series

Published By: Forever (June 17, 2014)

Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)

Book Description:

Sometimes when perfect falls apart, a little trouble fixes everything . . . 

Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief . . . until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father's protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she's forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla's seen his type before. But Daren isn't who he seems to be . . .

Struggling to make amends for his family's mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He's beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner's princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she's just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla's dad could have left them . . . was each other.

About the Author:

I write, I paint, I drink coffee and I love superheroes. I fail at cooking and putting laundry away and I have a minor addiction to reading. Okay, major. Friend me!


“So this is where you work?” She gestures at the closed kitchen door behind me as she approaches.

I step back so she can enter the courtyard then glance over my shoulder. “It’s more like the place where I help out in the kitchen, occasionally,” I say. “I like to cook so sometimes the owner, Jake, let’s me jump on the line.”

She tilts her head. “I wouldn’t have pegged you as the cooking type.”

“No?” I arch a brow. “What type am I?”

“Well the professional lover type, obviously.”

I grin. “That too.”

The teasing in her eyes along with the lightness of her smile does something soft to my insides. This is a different Kayla than the one I was sitting next to at the bar. That girl was stressed and burdened, but this girl… this girl is hopeful and happy.

The only reason I can think of for the change in her tone is the inheritance. Does the idea of getting money please her so much that she’s suddenly this cheerful person? Does it please me that much?

I remember Jake’s comment earlier, about my being happy, and realize with a sinking feeling that yes, the idea of an inheritance has made me happy. Money would alleviate some of my problems and, therefore, it gives me a security in my future that pleases me.

I’m not sure how I feel about money having so much control over my contentment. It makes me sound an awful lot like my dad.

“So what is this place?” she asks, nodding to the courtyard around us.

I look up at the small twinkle lights strung above the area. “Right now it’s just storage space. But Jake wants to make it into a dining patio. You know, so people can rent it out for private parties or whatever.”

“It’s cute.” She walks around, checking out the rose bushes that line the fence and the Tuscany-inspired mural painted against the back wall.

“So where you off to?” I step closer so we’re both beside the painted wall. “Back to your humble abode at the Quickie Stop?”

She scoffs. “Humble indeed. But yeah.”

I glance at the dark parking lot beyond the fence and the even darker streets that lead to the edge of town, and frown. “By yourself?”

She faces me with a cocked eyebrow. “Yeah. I’ve got my own driver’s license and everything.”

I smile at the ground. “Okay, that’s fair.” I glance at the dark streets again. “I’m just a concerned citizen that wanted to make sure you got home safely. That’s all.”

She nods. “How very kind of you, citizen. Would you rather I be going back to the Quickie Stop with someone?”

The idea of Kayla going home with someone—anyone, other than me—rakes down my spine like nails on a chalkboard. I don’t know when I got so possessive of this girl but holy hell. My veins are on fire.

How very unexpected. And somewhat annoying.

I don’t get possessive of women. Ever. Sure, I care about Amber and Pixie but that’s different. I care about them like sisters. I’m protective of them. I couldn’t really give a damn who they, or any other female in this town, go to bed with.

But Kayla?

Hot jealousy darts through my veins.

How very annoyingly unexpected.

I set my shoulders back in a casual manner. “Not particularly,” I say coolly. “I just wasn’t sure if you had a ride or not.”

“Oh.” She runs a finger over her lips. “And what, you were going to offer me a ride?”

I watch the tip of her finger skim over the pink fullness of her bottom lip and my breath hitches. She can’t say things like “give me a ride” and touch her mouth at the same time. That’s just not fair.

“Well I might have offered you a ride,” I say, inwardly cursing as I remember sweet, precious Monique, “except I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to take rides from strangers. And since that’s what you and I are…” I sigh dramatically. “It would have just been a waste of time to ask you.”

She smiles behind her moving fingers and I start to wonder if she’d let me kiss her. My guess is, yes. Maybe.

I want to kiss Kayla. Badly. But the idea of kissing her, of touching her at all, also makes me a little nervous. And I’m never nervous when it comes to women.

Goddammit. Everything about this girl is unexpected.

“You’re so obsessed with us not being strangers,” she says, and her eyes shine. “That can’t be healthy.”

I probably shouldn’t kiss her. We have an inheritance to claim tomorrow. We have shit to follow through with. Kissing her is a bad idea. A very bad idea.

“No. Probably not.” I step closer so we’re only inches apart. “But I can’t seem to let it go.”

She doesn’t move away. She doesn’t break eye contact.

Yes. She’d definitely let me kiss her. I’m sure of it.

My heart pounds and it’s all I can do to keep my nonchalant demeanor in place.

“Is that what we are, Kayla?” I lower my voice with a crooked grin. “Strangers?”

She meets my crooked grin and raises me a tipped chin. Her eyes are steel and sure, not giving anything away, and I suddenly feel unsure.

I lean in.

She doesn’t react. But she also doesn’t back away.

Kissing her is a bad idea.

Her lips part, ever so slightly, a thin seam of wet flesh forming between the soft skin of her pretty lips, and all my reservations vanish.

Ever since falling in love with the first book in the series when I read it earlier this year, I just knew this was going to be one of those series that I go to whenever I need a fun, endearing and heart felt read. The characters were all so lovable and I loved the small town feel to it, not to mention the swoon worthy romance and laugh out loud funny moments.

I was so happy to see that this one would be all about Darren. We meet him in the first book and even with the few short appearances he makes, you just know there is so much to his story and the dark mysterious exterior the author presented us with. Who doesn’t love a hot sexy guy that appears to be just a little bit broken and so very mysterious?

Instead of going on and on about why I loved this one, I am going to give you five top reasons you should give this one (and the series) a try.

-That feel good small town setting. This story takes place in a small town and with it all the small town attributes (and cliches) we all love. Where everyone knows everybody and that close knit group of people that always make up a good story.

-Lovable main characters that are both just a little bit broken and damaged but when they come together, make that perfect whole we all want and adore reading about. 

-Sexual tension, witty banter, laugh out loud moments and sarcastic comments galore. Who doesn’t love a feisty heroine and a cocky (but lovable) hero?

-Amazing secondary characters that are every bit as wise and funny as they are lovable. These are the best friends, bosses and people that really make this series stand out and add so much to the story. These are such a must for me and can really make or break and book.

-A well written, well thought out plot, setting and character development. Not only can you connect with the characters on a deep level but you are really drawn into the storyline and setting as well. You want to be in this town, know these people and make them a part of your life. 

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by an outside source. I was not compensated for this review.*

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