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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Disappointmentville: Kingdoms & Crowns Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @jenhayward_

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"Carrying the King's Pride" [Kingdoms & Crowns Series, Book 1] by Jennifer Hayward

Author's Book Description : A marriage for the monarch

One last New York night with Sofia Ramirez is all Prince Nikandros Constantinides allowed himself before returning to Akathinia, after a dreadful accident took his brother's life. But before the royal rebel is crowned, Nik discovers that he didn't leave Sofia behind alone!

In a baby's heartbeat, Nik turns Sofia's world upside down and whisks her away to his Mediterranean kingdom. Dissolving a politically perfect engagement is not what Nik—or his country—had in mind, but this proud prince will do whatever it takes to legitimize his new rule…with a wife and child!

My Book Review : 2 out of 5 stars. On the night that Sofia decides to call it quits with Nik (Nikandros) .... she ends up pregnant and Nik's older brother dies, which in turn makes him next-in-line to become King. Then because of his father's health, he seems to become King (a role he was never supposed to have) over night. Though when he learns of Sofia's pregnancy, it feels as though life goes from bad to worse. Sofia wants/needs trust and love in her life for their relationship to work .... will Nik be able to give that to her?

I wish I could've liked this novel more, but I just couldn't. I struggled with it from the beginning, mostly because Sofia and Nik's relationship felt so forced. Then add in Nik's condescending ways and I can say for 75% of this novel I did not like the man. In addition, the plot's flow/mojo just was off or didn't feel right and lead me to believe that something else (like Nik being setup in a compromising way) was going to take place right up until the end and that never happened. ๐Ÿ˜•

Overall, this one wasn't for me and I don't feel comfortable recommending it. However, please check it out for yourself as it could be the book for you.

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Author's Series Extras : ​Claiming the Royal Innocent [Book 2] - Overview & Excerpt | Marrying Her Royal Enemy [Book 3] - Overview & Excerpt

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"I like them. They're elegant. Different."
She chewed on her lip. "You really like them? You're not just being nice?"
"You're a sure thing," he murmured. "Why would I be nice?"
Her mouth fell open. She was about to give him a knock across the head when she saw the sparkle in his eyes. "You are terrible."
"Sometimes you need to lighten up." He nuzzled her cheek, the stubble on his jaw razing her skin. "I think they're great." ~ within Chapter 10

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Disappointmentville: Lone Star Cowboy League: Multiple Blessings Series, Book 1 | #BookReview #LindaFord

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 288; Kindle Edition - File Size: 2564 KB | Expected Release Date: April 1, 2017 | Publisher: Harlequin : Love Inspired : Historical | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Rancher's Surprise Triplets" [Lone Star Cowboy League: Multiple Blessings Series, Book 1] by Linda Ford

Author's Book Description : Three Little Matchmakers

Rancher Bo Stillwater has no plans of becoming a husband or a father…but he can't turn away from the three babies he finds at the county fair. After leaving the abandoned triplets in the care of the doctor's daughter, Louisa Clark, his duty should be done. So why can't he seem to stay away from the babies and their pretty caregiver?

Watching the town's most eligible bachelor with the little trio reawakens Louisa's unmet dreams. She's found satisfaction in spinsterhood and caring for others, convinced that motherhood passed her by. Do she and Bo only work so well together for the children's sakes…or could they both find courage to make this sweet temporary arrangement something truly lasting?

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. A man (Bo) finds abandoned 9-month-old triplets at a fair and takes them to the doctor to get healthy. The doctor's daughter (Louisa) looks after them while they get well again. During the babies recovery Bo and Louisa form a sweet relationship, but is what they have strong enough to overcome their own fears about themselves?

I wish I could've liked this one more. While I liked this novel and series' setup, I had a hard time with the way the plot wrapped up and how some secondary story lines never completed. I mean, even though I liked that Bo and Louisa got together, I feel the ending just wrapped everything up way to nicely. Especially after all the fuss Louisa made about her life. Then there was the baby-twist that I wish was a more completed plotline. Yet, from what I looked up, it's going to be a theme throughout this series. I just wish I caught on to that “theme” sooner as it might not have bugged me as much as it does now if I had known about it earlier. ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜›

Even so, I was enamored with all the characters, which is why I’m having a difficult time with the plotline.

Nevertheless, it’s because of the characters, I still recommend this novel to those looking for a sweet Christian romance.

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"Love comes in many ways. It is not always romantic love. There is a mother's love for her child. A child's for her mother. Even the love people have for children not their own. I think---" Her words came slowly. "Love provides the power to accept what God lays in our path. Sometimes love calls for sacrifices." ~ within Chapter 11

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Disappointmentville: Fall Into Me by Nikki Wild

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 6586 KB | Release Date: November 2, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Fall Into Me" by Nikki Wild

Author's Book Description : The British rock hard in the bedroom...

I've always played by the rules. I'm the good girl. the over-achiever, the voice of reason. But all that gets thrown out the window the second I wake up in Julian Bastille's hotel room, married... and pregnant.

He's a British rock god. The sexiest man on the planet, even before he starts to sing. He's also the biggest prick on the planet, an alcoholic, and bad to the bone--and in this case, opposites don't attract.

Or do they? The fact is, the more I tell myself to stay away for my own good, that we're so obviously not meant to be... the more my heart betrays me. The more distance I try to put between us, the closer Julian tries to get, and the worst part is I'm starting to hope he catches me.

The question is, should I let him?

Fall Into Me is a full-length romance novel. This special ebook edition contains a few extra surprises for my loyal readers!

My Book Review : ** Book Disclaimer ** When I purchased "Fall Into Me" I believed it was a novel because of what Ms. Wild had at the end of the book description. It said this… “Fall Into Me is a full-length romance novel. This special ebook edition contains a few extra surprises for my loyal readers!”

In addition, in Amazon’s product details it stated "Fall Into Me" Print Length: 338 pages. SO … what was I supposed to think other than what the information was true. However, I was wrong as the last sentence in the product description held the most truth. In all actuality when I purchased "Fall Into Me" it was published all with SIX additional novellas … so instead of this being a FULL LENGTH novel this is actually an ANTHOLOGY.

These are the additional novellas that were included after "Fall Into Me" :
"Illicit Behavior" | "PROTECT AND SERVE" | "PLAYED" | "Stepbrother Fixation" | "Saved by the Bad Boy" | "Pride and Pregnancy"

For "Fall Into Me"…

2.5 out of 5 stars. After a wild night (that they both cannot completely recall) in Las Vegas, Elizabeth (Liz) and Julian find their world turned upside down. Julian’s manager (Tessa) has BIG plans on spinning all the publicity in “workable” ways but what no one expects is the attraction between Elizabeth and Julian to turn into something more. Yet, just when they were starting to build their lives together, someone in Julian’s lives sets their sights in tearing them apart at all costs.

While the beginning hooked me and I found the ending sweet, it was the middle that had me pissed off during one moment and wanting to bang my head against the wall the next. I just REALLY wish Julian got his head out of his ass sooner. I mean I KNOW Tessa was Julian’s only source of “friendship” or support system but to not even confirm what he heard/saw with Elizabeth REALLY irritated me. I mean COME ON and get a clue .... If you like someone that much, let alone have a CHILD with them, you DON’T just cut and run after the first accusation ... YOU FIND OUT THE TRUTH. Yet ... it is ONLY because of Julian and Elizabeth’s connection that I stuck with this novella from beginning to end. Though even how their relationship was laid out was kind of confusing (like when Elizabeth talked about adoption for about half of a chapter but then she never mentions it again).

Overall, I cannot recommend this novella. But if you are still willing to read this novella it is for those looking for a rockstar romance.

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Book Teaser(s) :
We all grow up having dreams of how your life will turn out, childlike fantasies of being a famous... whatever the hell people dream of being. Me? I wanted to be more than just a rock star. I wanted to be loved. ~ within Chapter 8 - titled 'Julian'

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Disappointmentville: Her Stepbrothers Are Angels by Trinity Blacio

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"Her Stepbrothers Are Angels" [Stepbrothers Series, Book 6] by Trinity Blacio (aka Maria MoonStar)

Author's Book Description : Dixie Squire is half demon on her mother’s side and has an embarrassing gift that she can’t reveal to her father. Who wants to tell their daddy that she needs to have sex every week in order to survive? Talk about a complex.

But that isn’t’ the worst part. It seems her father has just taken an angel for a mate—not just any angel, but one that used to hunt down and destroy demons, right alongside with her two very hot new stepbrothers.

Eae and Leo only wanted their mother to be happy, but they never dreamed they’d be tracking down their wayward stepsister. But when they stepped into Dixie’s old apartment, Eae and Leo realized they were not only tracking their stepsister, but their woman, and that they weren’t the only ones after her.

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dixie is a half-human sex demon who is on the run with her best friend because her father recently married an angel. As angels are typically her enemies, so she is running scared. What she doesn't know is that her new "relatives" don't want to hurt her at all and it'll take her stepbrother mates to prove it to her...

This novel was not as good as I'd hoped. Nevertheless, this fast-paced erotic paranormal romance was quite entertaining in its own way. That is why I still recommend it to those who are fans of Ms. Blacio and/or looking for a quick paranormal Valentine's Day read!

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Virgin Witch and The Vampire King: Weddings Bells Times Four | Her Stepbrothers’ Demands | Her Stepbrothers Are Aliens | Her Stepbrothers Are Demons

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015 | Second Sentence Saturday: Her Stepbrothers Are Aliens | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016


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Book Teaser(s) :
Dixie touched the woman's hand. "Thank you for giving my father hope again. I thought he'd never find someone to love again. If you make him happy, then I'll be happy. By the way, the woman behind your sons is Lilly. She was raised in our home, and she's like a sister to me. You may have noticed she's kind of protective of me." Dixie glanced behind her, and sure enough, there was Lilly holding a shoe.
"But we are going to have to teach her how to use knives," Dixie mumbled. "Lilly, go put the damn shoe back in the locker. I'm fine." ~ within Chapter 3

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Disappointmentville: Fool's Gold Series, Book 15.5

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"Yours for Christmas" [Fool's Gold Series, Book 15.5] by Susan Mallery

Author's Book Description : Step out of the winter chill and into the warmth of Fool's Gold, California, the charming small-town setting for a new holiday novella from New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery

Famous former NFL stars don't date single working moms like Bailey Voss. She'll allow herself to daydream about Kenny Scott's muscles and killer smile, but wanting more would lead to post-holiday regret. Then Kenny volunteers to run a toy drive with Bailey, and she learns that he's not just hot...he's also generous, funny, nice. The whole package—tantalizingly out of reach.

The ache of past loss reminds Kenny why he needs to avoid getting too close to anyone. Especially to a gorgeous redhead and her adorable little girl. Mess it up, and he'd lose them both. Yet Kenny can only resist Bailey for so long. And as festive spirit spreads throughout the town, he's all wrapped up in Bailey's sweet, sexy kisses and determined to make this the first of many Christmases together...

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. Over the holiday season, Kenny (an ex-pro football player) and Bailey (a widowed mother) are thrown together because Mayor Marsha needs them to help the children’s FWM Sprouts with their holiday service project. In doing so, while it opens them up to a unique romance, it also brings up old trust issues from Kenny’s past. Will they be able to overcome their pasts and have a great future or will friends be the closest they’ll be able to get?

While I am a huge fan of Ms. Mallery’s Fool’s Gold Series, this one didn’t capture my interest as greatly as I hoped. However, it kept up with the series’ usual hype with updates from the other characters. In addition, I enjoyed getting to know Bailey, Kenny, and Chloe. They became a sweet family that was intriguing to read about.

Though it wasn’t my favorite novella in this series I did like it and would recommend it to those who are fans of Ms. Mallery looking for a sweet holiday romance.

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My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : May 2012

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My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 4 | Book 5 | Book 6 | E-novella 2 / Book 6.1 | Book 7 | Book 8 | Book 9 | Book 12

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tempting | Accidentally Yours | Falling For Gracie | Having Her Boss's Baby | Barefoot Season

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : The Monday Update [September 13, 2010] | End of the year 2010 Update | Teaser Tuesdays: Only Yours | When & Where Are You? Thursdays: Only Us: A Fool’s Gold Holiday | When & Where Are You? Thursdays: Only Us: A Fool’s Gold Holiday | Winter Themed Books To Warm You Up During the 2011 Holiday Season | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2012 | "Waiting On" Wednesday: Summer Days | Teaser Tuesdays: Barefoot Season | "Waiting On" Wednesday: All Summer Long | BBAW 2012 :: What does book blogging mean to you? | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013 | Second Sentence Saturday: Three Little Words


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Author's Series Extras : Fool's Gold Magazines | About Fool's Gold | Fool's Gold News | Meet the main characters from the Fool's Gold Series


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Book Teaser(s) :
"I hate all this stupid happiness," Taryn muttered.
Bailey grinned. "You need to get over that. Happiness is part of the tradition. It's good for you."
"No, it's not. Worse, I'm fighting hormones. I cried over a commercial last night. It was horrifying."
"There's so much more to come."
Bailey knew that Taryn was holding off on telling people about her pregnancy and couldn't wait for the news to come out.
"The toy thing was good," Taryn admitted. "Needy kids and all that." ~ within Chapter 11

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Disappointmentville: The Paladins Series, Book 1

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"Wolf's Blade" [The Paladins Series, Book 1] by Clare Dargin

Author's Book Description : Samantha Dixon rescues a wounded wolf shifter in the woods near her home … and unwittingly gets drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a murderer. Callum Blake is on the trail of an evil man who would be king of all wolf kind, no matter the cost … it’s up to Callum to stop him. How can Callum fulfill his duty to protect his pack and save the woman who is destined to be his mate? Filled with passion, action, and suspense, "Wolf’s Blade" is Book 1 of Clare Dargin’s new paranormal romance series, The Paladins.

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars, Callum has been away from his pack for a while on the hunt for the werewolf who stole a sacred dagger that, if all the stars align right, has the ability to make its owner the King of all wolf kind. The major problem is the thief is only doing it for the power of it all and will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if that means killing anyone in his path and taking the one woman Callum believes is the one for him. Will Callum be able to achieve his goal against all odds or will evil finally win…

I admit I’m having a hard time reviewing this novel. While its plot and main characters intrigued me, I found this novel didn’t flow as smoothly as I would have liked, which made me struggle to get through it at times. Nevertheless, I LOVED Callum’s integrity and tenacity to do what he believed was right no matter what odds seemed to be stacked against him. In addition, as the novel progressed I found myself interested and slightly invested in the plot that by the end I was hoping for more.

Overall, I DO recommend this novel to those looking for a unique paranormal romance.

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"Has human society become so twisted that they need security measures inside a hospital? What is the world coming to?" He slammed the car door, disgusted. ~ within Chapter 4
"His lycan?" she asked, approaching him. "They are a myth. They don't exist among our kind."
He rubbed his face as a pained look swept across his expression.
"Make no mistake, my she-wolf, they are very real."
"How do you know?"
"Because I am one." ~ within Chapter 8

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Disappointmentville: Along Came Mr. Right by Gerri Russell

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 224; Kindle Edition - File Size: 2485 KB; Audible – Unabridged; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: May 10, 2016 | Publisher: Montlake Romance | Obtained: NetGalley

"Along Came Mr. Right" by Gerri Russell

Author's Book Description : Olivia Tyler loves helping foster children find their forever homes, but she’s still waiting for her forever love. Ever since her ex-boyfriend humiliated her on Facebook, she hasn’t been ready for a commitment. But on the night of the charity auction for her adoption agency, she gives in to temptation with a stranger who helps her out of a jam…and out of her bright-blue stilettos.

After the most mind-blowing romantic night of her life, everything about Max Right seems perfect: he’s handsome, chivalrous, and he’s about to launch an algorithm-based matchmaking app with an extraordinary success rate. But when Olivia finds out her mystery man is also someone else’s fiancรฉ, no matter how much they seem to click, this romance doesn’t add up. For Olivia, unavailable means incompatible.

When a troubled teen comes to both of them for help, Olivia is willing to put their differences aside temporarily. But as the three spend time together, she discovers the truth about Max’s heart, and it just may be the key to opening her own.

My Book Review : 2 out of 5 stars. I really had hoped to love this novel since its book description was very intriguing. However, I struggled from the very beginning. I found myself bored with the first few chapters and didn’t really get into the plot until I was well into Chapter 13. Then for the characters it was just so hard to like them, I understand they did and acted the way they did because of everything that happened to them. In addition, I know that Max was/is a good man (he would have to be to have put up with everything he does) yet he is such an IDIOT to get duped into everything that he did, and it was unrealistic to see Olivia disregarding all of her hurts so quickly with him. Then while I was happy, about the ending in some ways it mostly fell flat to me because, yes, the people who have an “epiphany” at the end should but it doesn’t come off as being natural to me.

My favorite characters were Paige (I loved her personal plot and how she changed her life) and Olivia (she was such a nice woman hoping to do the right thing for everyone and I LOVED her organization).

Overall, I don’t recommend this novel, but if you’re still interested, I’d recommend it for those looking for a slightly erotic contemporary romance.

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So far she knew he was gentle, helpful, handsome, and smart. The only strike against him was terrible pickup lines. And those she could forgive if he was as nervous about their being together as she was. ~ within Chapter 3
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Disappointmentville: The Tiger's Protection Series, Book 2

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"Protected by the Tiger" [The Tiger's Protection Series, Book 2] by Diane Hills

Author's Book Description : Eternity is a very long time, it should be spent with someone who makes you happy, who makes you want to wake up each day, someone who you love and loves you back.

A new job, new home, and new life has Caroline going to her first day of work with a can-do attitude, unfortunately for her two men are about to change her life.

Protector and Alpha-Male-Tiger-Shifter, Zane, is sent in to stop the kidnapping of Caroline.

Caroline has an extremely pure Alpha-Female-Bear-Shifter bloodline and has been raised to believe she can only be mated to an Alpha-Male-Bear-Shifter.

Zane’s immediate connection with her starts as soon as he sees her picture.

Caroline feels the strong attraction as well.

When her father finds the Bear-Shifter for her, she has a choice to make, Zane or her bloodline, but will Zane be able to let go of her…

For fans of Milly Taiden and T. S. Joyce stories!

Each book in the The Tiger's Protection series can be read as a standalone and has a guaranteed HEA, no cliffhanger!

My Book Review : 2 out of 5 stars. All of Caroline’s life she believed that her “step-father” turned her into a bear shifter when she was little and over the years, he drilled into her the fact that she NEEDS to mate with an alpha-male-bear-shifter to keep the bloodline pure. Now her parents are divorced and her “step-father” off to who-knows-where Caroline decides to start her life over in Atlanta, Georgia. Yet, not long after she starts her new job Zane, a hot tiger shifter, comes into her life claiming that he’s her mate and there to save her. Will Caroline decide to go against everything she’s been raised to believe or follow the path she’s always been on no matter the costs?

I’m trying to review this novella critically but it’s hard, mostly because this novella being written in a third person narrative that I am not a fan of reading. Plus, it was hard to read about a shifter (i.e. Caroline) who doesn’t trust their instincts and instead follows blindly along what they’ve been taught even though all the evidence points that to do so is a bad decision. Therefore I had to rate this novella the 2 out of 5 stars that I did. The two saving graces to this novella was Zane and the plot! I really enjoyed this novella’s backstory. And Zane. *happy sigh* I could not get enough of that man! =0)

NEVERTHELESS, I DO recommend this novella to those looking for a unique shifter romance.

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He took her hand and held it to his heart. “Feel that, Caroline?”
His heart beat hard beneath his chest and the pace was fast. “It’s your heartbeat.”
“It beats harder for you. For you alone, it does that. From the moment I saw your face in a picture it’s beat hard for you.” ~ within the Chapter titled 'Perplexing Attraction'

PROTECTED BY THE TIGER by Diane Hills -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Thursday, February 25, 2016

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Disappointmentville: Harborside Nights Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 280; Kindle Edition - File Size: 3670 KB | Expected Release Date: April 28, 2015 | Publisher: Self-Published / World Literary Press | Obtained: Melissa Foster

"Catching Cassidy" [Harborside Nights Series, Book 1] by Melissa Foster

Author's Book Description : “Catching Cassidy was laugh out loud funny, heartwarming, sexy, and hands down one of my favorite reads so far this year!” — #1 NYT Bestselling Author of The Bet – Rachel Van Dyken

5 STARS – Readers Favorites “Melissa Foster has proven again that she is a fantastic storyteller, excelling at making seemingly simple stories complex and heartfelt.”

Wyatt Armstrong never imagined that instead of celebrating his college graduation, he and his twin sister would be dealing with the death of their parents. Then again, Wyatt had never been one to think past tomorrow. He heads to their summer home in Harborside, Massachusetts, with his best friend Cassidy Lowell in tow, to deal with his parents’ death and to try to figure out his next step.

Six foot two, infuriatingly handsome, and flirtatious, Wyatt Armstrong has always been there for Cassidy, helping her pass her classes and fend off unwanted advances, while driving her insane with his one-night stands—but that’s what best friends are for, isn’t it? Having each other’s backs. There was never any doubt that she would accompany him to his family’s summer home—but she never expected to begin seeing Wyatt as more than a friend. Or has she been ignoring her feelings all along?

It’s impossible to ignore the sizzling heat between them as Wyatt and Cassidy get even closer, but Cassidy knows Wyatt’s past, and she has a real job to begin in the fall. Wyatt may be a sure thing for the summer, but Cassidy needs more. For the first time in his life, Wyatt is forced to look toward the future if he doesn’t want to lose the one woman who’s shared his past and owns his heart.

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HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real New Adult Romance series that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as “summer” friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They’re tough, edgy, and accepting—most of the time. This series is written in the loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. This novel forces two best friends to grow up very quickly and in the process of doing so they both come to terms with their true feelings for one another.

This is a heart wrenching romance novel. It’s set around Wyatt’s parents tragically dying and leaving him (along with his twin sister) to pick up the pieces of the new life path that is created from the aftermath. It reeled me in and hooked me with its quirky secondary characters and New England setting. I liked how the plot played out. In addition, watching Wyatt struggle to come to terms with his feelings for Cassidy was entertaining. Yet seeing how they finally give themselves over to their hearts and desire was very sweet.

Nevertheless, the last 25% of this novel was a struggle for me to read. I feel like the secondary storyline about Uncle Tim ended a bit flatly. But what was really hard for me to read through was how wishy-washy both Cassidy and Wyatt were when it came to making up their minds. I understood why it took so long for them to come together but when the secondary storyline about where Cassidy would live came into play it just made me upset. While I liked how she finally handles her parents in the end, Cassidy’s indecisiveness annoyed the crud out of me, I’m sorry to say. And her parents, WOW, yeah I totally hate them. Overall, the end of this novel didn’t flow as good as it started for me which is why I pretty much skimmed the rest of it so I could still find out how it ended.

Therefore, while I would not recommend this novel for everyone I would say if you’re a fan of Ms. Foster and/or looking for a NA contemporary romance this might be one for you.

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CATCHING CASSIDY by Melissa Foster -- Read my #bookreview here:...

Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Sunday, February 7, 2016
“Remember when we were little and we used to read each other’s palms?” She smiles, and the memory makes me smile, too.
“Yeah.”
She traces the lines on my hand. “I’ve always loved your hands, Wyatt. They’re big and strong.” She lifts her eyes and meets mine. “Like you.” Our eyes linger on each other’s for a minute, maybe more. The bedroom grows ten degrees hotter, and she drops her eyes to my hand again.
“I told you that you were going to live a long life, remember?” She doesn’t wait for me to answer. “And you said that I would live a long life with you.”
I had forgotten about that, and it does something funky to my heart, like it’s squeezing really tight. “Yeah, and I meant it.”
Her finger traces a vein up my wrist to my forearm. “I think I was twelve when you said it, and I think I fell in love with you a little that night, but I didn’t realize it until just now.”
“Cass.” My heart is racing, and every instinct draws me closer to her. ~ within Chapter 16

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