Mafiosa (Blood for Blood #3) By Catherine Doyle [Review]

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RELEASE DATE:  January 5, 2017
AUTHOR: Catherine Doyle
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:  Chicken House
SUMMARY: A blood war rages on the streets of Chicago. Protected by an infamous Mafia family, Sophie is living a dangerous lie. She’s determined to seek revenge on her mother’s murderers, but can she pay the price – can she be a Mafiosa? Continue reading

By Your Side By Kasie West [Review]

By Your SideRELEASE DATE:  January 31st, 2017
AUTHOR: Kasie West
GENRE:  Young-Adult,Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: HarperTeen
SUMMARY: When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Continue reading

Adorkable By Cookie O’Gorman [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  March 31, 2016
AUTHOR: Cookie O’Gorman
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
SUMMARY: 

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.

Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal–even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties. Continue reading

Punk 57 By Penelope Douglas [Review]


Punk.jpgRELEASE DATE:
 
October 21, 2016
AUTHOR: Penelope Douglas
GENRE:  New-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Penelope Douglas LLC
SUMMARY: “We were perfect together. Until we met.”

Misha

I can’t help but smile at the lyrics in her letter. She misses me.

In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.

It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…

And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us. Continue reading

You Don’t Know My Name (The Black Angel Chronicles #1) By Kristen Orlando [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  January 10, 2017
AUTHOR: Kristen Orlando
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Swoon Reads
SUMMARY: Fighter. Faker. Student. Spy.

Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she’s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan. Now Reagan must decide: Will she use her incredible talents and lead the dangerous life she was born into, or throw it all away to follow her heart and embrace the normal life she’s always wanted? And does she even have a choice? Continue reading

Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) By Rachel Van Dyken [ARC Review]

RELEASE DATE:  February 28, 2017
AUTHOR: Rachel Van Dyken
GENRE:  New-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Skyscape
SUMMARY: 

Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. All it took was a single moment—say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding—and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays—God’s day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions.

But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.

Avery Black has never forgiven Lucas for cheating on her sister. And suddenly being forced to work with him is pretty much a nightmare on steroids. Of course, it does afford her the opportunity to make his life as difficult as possible. But no good revenge scheme comes without payback. Because he didn’t become the Lucas Thorn without learning a few things about women. Continue reading

A Royal Pain (The Royals Trilogy #1) By Tara Brown [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  November 1, 2016
AUTHOR: Tara Brown
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
SUMMARY: When a severely drunk, and slightly drugged, Finley Roze slipped into a hospital bed, she never imagined it would start her on a path to meeting the man of her dreams.
Mostly because she didn’t believe in the man of her dreams. What seventeen-year-old even thinks of that?
But when Aiden Sorenson turns out to be Mr. Right, everything else ends up being wrong, including Finley’s family history.
Finley is exactly what she appears to be: callous, selfish, shallow, and completely friggen’ unlucky.
But everything changes when she meets him.
Even if Aiden isn’t what he seems.
When Finley discovers just WHAT he is, she is not as impressed as she should be. Continue reading

Between Here and the Horizon By Callie Hart [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  October 18, 2016
AUTHOR: Callie Hart
GENRE:  Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
SUMMARY: Ophelia Lang needs money, and she needs it bad. Her parent’s restaurant is going under, and ever since she lost her job teaching third grade elementary, scraping enough cash together to pay the bills has proven almost impossible. Her parents are on the brink of losing their home. The vultures are circling overhead. So when Ophelia is offered an interview for a well-paid private tutoring gig in New York, how can she possibly say no?

Ronan Fletcher is far from the overweight, balding businessman Ophelia expected him to be. He’s young, handsome, and wealthy beyond all reason. He’s also perhaps the coldest, rudest person she’s ever met, and has a mean streak in him a mile and a half wide. A hundred grand is a lot of money, however, and if tolerating his frosty temperament, his erratic mood swings and whatever else he throws at her means she’ll get paid, then that is what Ophelia will do. Continue reading

Stepbrother: The Game He Plays By Lucy Ivey [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  November 1, 2016
AUTHOR: Lucy Ivey
GENRE:   New- Adult, Thriller, Mystery, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Spark

SUMMARY: Hot?
Yes.
F*ed up?
Definitely.
Two of kind?
Probably.

After arriving at her estranged mother’s new home, Karley’s not only taken back by the luxurious lifestyle her mother now lives in but also by her stepfather’s two sons, Justin and Joe. The Osborne boys have a reputation around town for being wealthy, beautiful, and getting any girl they choose.

It’s a surprise to all, including Karley, when Justin turns his charm on her. He says he feels drawn to her and showers her with attention and adoration. They begin dating long distance, and every trip home draws her deeper into their torrid relationship. But not everyone is happy about this decision—especially Justin’s older brother, Joe.

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Split By J.B. Salsbury [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  November 15, 2016
AUTHOR: J.B. Salsbury
GENRE:    Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Suspense.
SUMMARY: What do you do when you wake up with no memory of what you did last night?

Lucas spent the first half of his life protecting himself from others, but now his own mind is his biggest enemy. He doesn’t know what happens when the blackouts overtake him, but he can recall the feelings–the rage, the confusion, the fear. Thankfully the quiet life he’s found in Payson, Arizona has kept the darkness at bay. Until his boss’s estranged daughter shows up in town, asking questions she shouldn’t and sparking a desire Lucas can’t control. Getting close to Shyann is the best thing that’s ever happened to him, but when his blackouts return, unleashing the truth he’s battled so long to hide, he may just lose her forever . . . Continue reading