Sunday, November 18, 2018

Release Day Blast: Tequila High (100 Proof #1) by: M. Leighton (Review & Teasers)

She has one unbreakable rule, and he's determined to make her break it.

Release Date: November 18, 2018
Goodreads | Amazon
Source: I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided a fair and honest review. 
"Haley Brandt isn’t the one-night-stand type, but too much tequila and a man with two sinfully dark eyes left her breathless and willing to break her own rules. Her only solace was the fact that she’d never see him again.

Until the next morning, when she finds out he’s her ride out of town and back to the ranch where she grew up. 

Nixon Holt works with Haley’s father, so Haley makes her position clear—she doesn’t get involved with ranch employees. Ever.  At nineteen, she’d learned that lesson the hard way, and it became her one unbreakable rule."

My Thoughts:

I have been an M. Leighton fan for years now and with each and every release I dive into the book with excitement. I was extremely excited for this one because I am a tequila fan and couldn’t wait to see the tie in. I dove into this one almost immediately and it was so hard to put down.

Never have I ever wanted to visit a ranch so badly. I am not a country girl, I am city born and raised, but if they make them like Nixon there then I could maybe figure out some way to make it work haha. I adored Nixon; it’s kinda ridiculous how quickly I fell for him, but he was just so great. He is charming and sweet and funny. The banter… OH MY GOSH THE BANTER. Nixon and Haley go back and forth so much and they go a mile a minute and it’s fantastic. And speaking of Haley… I love that woman. She has been through quite a bit, but I love how she keeps picking herself back up and doing what she needs to do. The chemistry between these two is through the roof and they just work so well.

I also have to take some time to talk about Haley’s sisters, because honestly one of my favorite things about the book was the relationship between the sisters. Haley, Hope, Harper, and Hannah are great together and their relationship feels so true to actual sister relationships. They bicker and tease and they fight but at the end of the day they put one another first and have each other’s backs.

If you were a fan of some of Michelle’s older work (think The Wild Ones, Down To You, etc) then Tequila High is going to be perfect for you! It feels so much like those books. It is very much its own story and it’s not just a repeat of something she has already done, but this book elicits the same type of feelings those books did. It has so much heart and romance, all served with a side of heartache. And it’s addictive, so so addictive and easy to get lost in.

All in all, Tequila High is another hit from M. Leighton. Her books always make me feel so much and Nixon and Haley got under my skin in the best way. 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Mini Review: The Date Dare by: Tara Sue Me

Release Date: November 19, 2018
from After Six Publishing Co
Goodreads | Amazon
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily provided a fair and honest review.
"Who knew three words held such destructive power? No, not THOSE three words. I'm talking about the evil word trio that's my own personal kryptonite, that stole my best friend, and took away the only woman I've ever loved:
I dare you.
I was six when Darcy Patrick moved next door.
By the time we were eight, we were best friends.
At fifteen, I gave a classmate a black eye for calling her names.
At sixteen, she talked me through asking my crush to prom.
I helped her get over her first heartbreak at nineteen.
Two years later, she returned the favor.
It wasn’t until I was twenty-nine I realized I loved her.
And because I was too stupid to do anything about it,
at thirty, I lost her for good on a dare.
Darcy Patrick is tried of watching her best friend, Elliott Taber, date the wrong kind of woman. When his latest flavor of the month walks out on him, she dares him to let her find his next date. Elliott agrees, but only after Darcy agrees to allow him to do the same.
The dare is on.
The dates take place on the same night. One is an epic fail. The other is just plain epic.
Elliott isn’t prepared for the onslaught of emotions hitting him as Darcy seemingly finds everything she ever wanted with the man he set her up with. He should be happy for her. He should leave her alone.
But he can’t.
So he makes one more dare…."

My Thoughts:

This was such a quick and fun read! It’s seriously quick, I think I read it in like an hour and a half, but I loved being about to sit down and just enjoy this story beginning to end. I love the best friends to more trope, so this was extra fun for me. Darcy and Elliot just work so well together and they were so fun. Poor Elliot is clearly head over heels for Darcy and he winds up setting her up with the perfect guy. It’s so not easy for him and you really feel for him. It’s so hard because as a reader you want him to just tell her but you also understand how they don’t want to risk their friendship. And then Darcy is fun too. She clearly loves Elliot, but poor girl doesn’t even realize it herself. It was fun watching these two dance around one another and when they finally stop dancing it’s so great and rewarding. All in all, this is a really fun and sweet read and perfect for romance fans.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

On My Shelf: Destiny by: P.T. Michelle

On My Shelf is a feature I started here on the blog and I'm sure there are a ton of similar ones out there, but basically I just wanted to start spotlighting some of the MANY backlist titles I have accumulated on my shelf and kindle. The idea is to spotlight an older book I have on my massive TBR. I also thought it would be a fun way to discuss these books with my fellow bloggers, get some of your thoughts and figure out which ones I need to read ASAP and which ones can wait a bit more. And if you want to join in too, I would love to see what is on your shelf! Just leave me a link in the comments.

I read the first two books in this series and I really enjoyed them, but then when this one released I was busy and never got to it and then I just fell behind in the series as a whole. It makes me sad because I still want to know how this story concludes but I also know I've forgotten a lot from the first books. 

So tell me. Have you read it? Did you love it? Hate it? Was it meh?

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday #278: Stain by: A.G. Howard

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine
It spotlilghts upcoming releases that we are dying to read.

"A high-fantasy gothic fairytale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea.

Once upon a nightmare, her fairy tale begins...

After Lyra—a princess incapable of speech or sound—is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest ... disguised as a boy known only as Stain. Meanwhile, in Lyra's rival kingdom, the prince of thorns and night is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse is to wed the princess of daylight, for she is his true equal. As Lyra rediscovers her identity, an impostor princess prepares to steal her betrothed prince and her crown. To win back her kingdom, save the prince, and make peace with the land of the night, Lyra must be loud enough to be heard without a voice, and strong enough to pass a series of tests—ultimately proving she’s everything a traditional princess is not." 

I love this cover and I always adore A.G. Howard's books!

Stain will be released on January 15, 2019.
What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Recent Reads: Vampires and Tequila

Recent Reads is feature here on the blog. The point is to feature books I've read recently in quick recap fashion with fun info-graphics. The info-graphics came from the Bookly app, which is a great app for bloggers. You can log quotes and thoughts and track your reading stats (and no I'm not paid for this, I just really like this app). Recently I dove into worlds of vampires and tequila.

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