Book Reviews · contemporary romance · Series

Addicted to You by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie // Book Review

About the Book

No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex.

Their real vice may be each other.

New Adult Romance recommended for readers 18+ for mature content 

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Genre: New Adult

My Thoughts // ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

There are no words to describe how fast I’ve become attached to these characters.

I am so in love with Lo and Lily, Connor and Ryke. I don’t think I’ll be able to not stop thinking about them, like ever.

While the writing isn’t epic and incredible. The characters feel like your best friends at the end of the book. You feel as if you know them and could be friends in real life rather than reading about them in a fictional book.

This fictional family brings you in and wraps you up in drama but also love. I don’t think that this series will ever be removed from my shelf.

It seems like 5 stars is not enough to give this book. I know this is only book one but I’ll say it right now.

I’m giving 500 stars to this series and I have only finished book 1.

If you were thinking of reading this. Do it.

Book 1 Addicted to You // Book 2 Ricochet // Book 3 Addicted For Now
Book Reviews

Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey // Book Review

Hook Line and Sinker

About the Book

King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he’s a guaranteed good time—in bed and out—and that’s exactly how he prefers it. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger. She’s immune to his charm and looks, but she seems to enjoy his… personality? And wants to be friends? Bizarre. But he likes her too much to risk a fling, so platonic pals it is.

Now, Hannah’s in town for work, crashing in Fox’s spare bedroom. She knows he’s a notorious ladies’ man, but they’re definitely just friends. In fact, she’s nursing a hopeless crush on a colleague and Fox is just the person to help with her lackluster love life. Armed with a few tips from Westport’s resident Casanova, Hannah sets out to catch her coworker’s eye… yet the more time she spends with Fox, the more she wants him instead. As the line between friendship and flirtation begins to blur, Hannah can’t deny she loves everything about Fox, but she refuses to be another notch on his bedpost. 

Living with his best friend should have been easy. Except now she’s walking around in a towel, sleeping right across the hall, and Fox is fantasizing about waking up next to her for the rest of his life and… and… man overboard! He’s fallen for her, hook, line, and sinker. Helping her flirt with another guy is pure torture, but maybe if Fox can tackle his inner demons and show Hannah he’s all in, she’ll choose him instead?

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My Thoughts // ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A sequel to It Happened One Summer, Tessa writes an incredible sequel focusing around Hannah, Piper’s younger sister.

Tessa Bailey does it again.

I am obsessed with her books. No, really. I am.

Hannah and Fox made this book great. The spice and the characterization of both characters is amazing. You really feel like you’re in their world. Tessa Bailey can really write a romance that draws you in and makes you feel like you are living the romance with them.

Their romance was sweet and addicting and I couldn’t read this book fast enough yet I didn’t ever want it to be over with.

Tessa Bailey has quickly become an author that can write any book and I will pick it up and read it.

Book Reviews · Dark Hunter Series · Series

Reading the Entire Dark-Hunter/Hunter Legend Series // by Sherrilyn Kenyon

I have always loved fantasy and paranormal romance. In fact most of my favorite books are all fantasy romance. So when I learned of a book series that has an overarching plot of over 30 books I could not resist. I have decided to blog my reading journey. Every book. Yep, that’s right. I am going to be reading every book. All forty two of them.

I will be following the recommended reading order the author herself recommends if you want to read with me you are welcome to do so. I am going to try to read at least three books a month. Here we go, jumping right into it.

Prequel // Fantasy Lover

About the Book

Julian of Macedon has spent centuries in hell, where the only respite he knows is measured in a handful of weeks whenever he’s summoned through an arcane spell. With the modern age, those summonings are becoming fewer and fewer, and he lives in fear of the day when they’ll stop for good.

Grace Alexander doesn’t believe in much of anything. But when her “psychic” girlfriend talks her into performing the spell as a joke on her birthday, the last thing she ever imagines is it working. But work it does. Now, she finds an ancient Greek general in her living room and trapped in her life for the next month. Worse, they learn too late that part of the spell means Grace will lose her sanity should he return to his captivity.

Now it’s a race against time to free him. Something much easier said than done, since it was the ancient gods who cursed him to his fate. And the last thing they want is to see him go free of the punishment the gods believe he
deserves. It’s man against the gods, and a race against time.

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My Thoughts // ⭐⭐⭐.5

I really liked the beginning of this book. The romance, the mystery of the curse and Julian and Grace’s dynamic and relationship. However, the reason I did not give this book 4 stars was how she portrayed Aphrodite and Athena. They seemed cheesy and rushed and ver ooc from the brief moments we did see them earlier in the book. They both seemed to be written by a what seemed to be a teenage girl n the end. Their characters did not match how I would assume goddesses would act, especially how they were portrayed however briefly in the beginning/middle of the book.

Julian and Grace I loved and adored. Their relationship and their chemistry was everything and I loved them both so much. The chemistry between them was so hot and I just loved Julian. His character was well developed and I loved how he saw Grace and how much he cared for her. Same with Grace, I loved her character and how she interacted with Julian.

Now the scenes between Grace and Julian. Oh so hot. I loved the epilogue and I hope to see more of them in the rest of the series.

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Book Reviews

It Happened One Summer By Tessa Bailey // Book Review

About the Book

Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar… in Washington

Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face.

Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart.

My Thoughts // ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Five glowing stars for this book! I read this and just kept reading and I could not put it down. Tessa Bailey gives you a fantastic romcom with a heartfelt story line.

Piper is a wild child roaming around Los Angeles throwing parties. Brendan is the opposite. Settled in a small town working as a fisherman, he is stable and fixed in his life, that is until Piper comes splashing through and catching his eye.

There is nothing I can say that is negative about this book. I absolutely loved it. It reminded me of summer romance and cute romantic adventures. I absolutely adored this book.

Piper and Brendan were just adorable together. Brendan sees Piper for who she is and accepts her with everything she comes with. A story about a woman finding herself and falling in love.

This book has turned into my first 5 star of the year. Pure joy and absolutely adorable read. If you enjoy romcoms then splash right into this book. It will not let you down!