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.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Book Review: Shades Of Wicked (Night Rebel #1) by: Jeaniene Frost

Release Date: October 30, 2018
from Avon
Goodreads | Amazon

"In this thrilling new Night Rebel series set in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world, sexy and ruthless vampire Ian finally meets his match!

The Rule Breaker

Master vampire Ian is unrepentant, shameless…and every shade of wicked. He’s made one too many enemies in his two centuries of existence, including Dagon, a demon who now lays claim to his soul. Ian’s only chance to escape Dagon is to join forces with a Law Guardian, but he’s never been able to abide by the rules for long.

The Law Maker

Veritas’ normal role is police, judge and jury to reprobates like Ian. But she has her own ax to grind with Dagon, so if she can use Ian as bait…well, all’s fair in law and war. As they scour supernatural hotspots to perfect their trap, Veritas soon realizes Ian’s devil-may-care, roguish image hides something much more powerful. And Ian discovers that Veritas has shocking secrets of her own. As they’re drawn to each other with a passion as intense as their peril, either love or justice will prevail. But each will have devastating consequences…"

My Thoughts:

Ian’s book has been a long time coming and man oh man did this book deliver in every single way. This is one of my all-time favorite paranormal series and I love that it continues to deliver so many books in.

Ian has been coming along for a while now and slowly but surely he was becoming one of my favorite characters. And then Into The Fire happened and Ian STOLE that book. Vlad was never my favorite but throughout Into The Fire I was so much more invested in Ian than I was anyone else. Ian is just SO ridiculous and just himself and he legit says whatever comes to mind, but guys there is so much more to Ian than you could have ever guessed. I can’t believe I’m about to say this but I may love Ian more than Bones… it’s neck and neck… Ian is that good. And well… infamous chapter 32? This book puts that to SHAME. And Veritas! THAT WOMAN. I can’t. She really took me by surprise and there is so much more there than what we knew so far.

This book was just ridiculously good. It was HYSTERICAL and action packed and so damned hot and swoony. I mean, I think we all knew Ian’s book had to be hot, but this was fire. I never wanted to stop reading.

Also I have to talk about the narrator Tavia Gilbert. She is phenomenal and does such a great job with this series. Every character has a distinct voice and she just does such an amazing job. This is by far my favorite narration for any series ever. I’ll listen to anything this woman reads.

Shades Of Wicked was a fantastic read and easily one of my favorite reads of 2018. I’m already ready for the sequel because I’ll never get enough Ian.

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