Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Release Day Launch: Long Way Home by: Katie McGarry

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The highly anticipated third book in Katie McGarry’s Thunder Road Series is being released today! LONG WAY HOME is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance being published by Harlequin Teen! Grab your copy of the next book in this emotionally charged series, and don’t miss Violet and Chevy’s story!

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Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.
But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.
Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.
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"An intoxicating and unforgettable story that kept me glued to the page." Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Walk the Edge


I adored this book! You can check out my review here!

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Excerpt:
CHEVY
            The instructions of the English homework I didn’t do hangs out from the top of my folder: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both.
            Story of my life.
            According to my football coach, I chose wrongly on the two crap paths I had to face last week. I just ran into Coach on the way to English, and he ripped into me for my sorry decision-making skills when it came to me choosing to stand up for the Reign of Terror Motorcycle Club instead of a member of my football team.
            I didn’t just get my ass chewed out, his tirade made me late for English with no tardy note. Which is great since my English teacher hates late students like I hate riding  my motorcycle in forty degree weather while it rains.
            I round the corner, then peek through the small window on the door of my class. Ms. Whitlock stands in front of her desk in her patented white button-down shirt, gray pencil skirt, and dark-rimmed glasses. From the back row, my best friend Razor meets my eyes and shakes his head. Damn. That means she’s in one of her moods where she’s refusing to let anyone in.
            I’m not a tail-tucked-between-my-legs type of guy, but this lady is one of the few who can reduce me to begging. If she doesn’t let me in, then she’ll mark me as absent, the front office will think I skipped, and that means I won’t be able to play at tonight’s football game.
            The window rattles when I knock. The entire class turns their heads in my direction, but Ms. Whitlock doesn’t. The muscles in my neck tighten. She is one of the hardest core people I know and my grandfather is the president of a motorcycle club. That says something.
            She starts for the white board and I knock on the door again. This time, Ms. Whitlock does look my way and she grants me the type of glare reserved for people who kick puppies. I got it. I’m late. I’m the scum of humanity, so let my ass in so I can play football.
            There’s this guy in my club, Pigpen. He’s about the same age as Ms. Whitlock, late twenties, and he’s a walking hard-on for this woman even though she would never give him the time of day. He practically runs into walls when she’s around because he’s too focused on checking her out. I don’t see gorgeous—all I see is seriously pissed off and the person standing between me and playing.
            Ms. Whitlock points at the clock over her desk. She’s telling me I can wait. If I’m lucky, she’ll open the door after the quiz that I’ll receive a zero on. If I’m not so lucky, she won’t open the door at all.
            Two pathetic paths and I could only travel one. Nowhere in that stupid poem did it mention there was good and bad to both paths and that sometimes it’s best not to choose, but to set up camp at the fork and do nothing at all.
            I slam my hand into the nearest locker, almost relishing the sting.
            “Feel better?”
      A glance across the hallway and I freeze. Doesn’t matter how many times I see her in a day, she still manages to take my breath away.


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Katie McGarry - author picKatie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, NOWHERE BUT HERE, and WALK THE EDGE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.  
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Review & Excerpt Tour: Long Way Home (Thunder Road #3) by: Katie McGarry

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The highly anticipated third book in Katie McGarry’s Thunder Road Series is being released on January 31st! LONG WAY HOME is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance being published by Harlequin Teen! Pre-order your copy of the next book in this emotionally charged series, and don’t miss Violet and Chevy’s story! Check out all of the stops on this awesome tour and be sure to pre-order your copy for the amazing bonus scenes!

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Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.
But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.
Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.
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Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Walk the Edge



My Thoughts:

I’ve been itching for Violet and Chevy’s story since Nowhere But Here and clearly Katie McGarry was saving the best for last because this book was worth the wait. Long Way Home was easily my favorite of the three. I adored both Violet and Chevy.

Violet is fantastic and I adored her. She is strong and fierce and refuses to be put on the sidelines. I loved every single thing about her. I wish I had her confidence when I was in high school. She knows what she wants and goes for it. And even though she learns some new things along the way here, her goals do not change. And Chevy. Oh how I adored Chevy. He is such a good guy and he is gone for Violet. Chevy is caught in a giant tug of war and my heart hurt watching him being pulled between the things he loves.

For me what made Long Way Home my favorite was that it not only focused on the romance between Chevy and Violet but the drama of the MC. See with Chevy and Violet, we know they love each other. They have for a long time. We as a reader just need them to work it out. So for me, I was much more invested in the drama and the plotting. This book kept me on my toes and the twists were crazy. All the little stuff from Nowhere But Here and Walk The Edge wove into Long Way Home and made the story really deliver.

I do need to take a second to talk about the adults because I have such a love hate relationship with them. I love them because they clearly care and love so much. But they also do not learn from their mistakes! They are master secret keepers and need to learn to communicate better. But I do love that they are a family at the end of the day. And I especially love how Violet, Chevy, Razor, and Oz are such a close knit family. They always have one another’s backs and I loved seeing that relationship really explored.

Long Way Home was a great read and it is my favorite of the series. Katie McGarry has yet to disappoint and I cannot wait to see what she delivers next.

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Excerpt:

CHEVY
“Chevy,” Cyrus calls near the entrance, “We need to talk.”
Damned knot in the tug-of-war-rope and I’m starting to feel frayed. Mom doesn’t blink as she waits for me to say something. To tell Cyrus he can wait. To tell her what she wants to hear. But as much as I love her, I’m also drawn to the club. She’s right, I do want both.
“I’ll be back to pick you up later,” I say.
Mom throws the towel she had expertly throttled into the sink behind her, walks to the other side of the bar and the strobe light casts a red haze around her. If I didn’t know her better, I’d buy the flirty smile and the way she giggles in happiness as she leans on the bar to take a drink order. But that’s not her real smile and that’s not her real laugh. It’s part of her job, part of her act, because that’s what working her requires—performing. 
With a kick to a barstool, I head for the exit. Cyrus walks out into the night and I follow. Once outside, Cyrus turns to me and his warm breath creates a cloud in the cool night. “We’ve had some trouble tonight with the Riot.”
The Riot would be a motorcycle club north of us in Louisville. They’re pissed at the Terror for myriad reasons, the main one being we’re a legit club and they deal in illegal. They’re also angry at one of our main members, Eli. They feel he stole their daughter and granddaughter from them. Eli didn’t steal a thing. Can’t call someone’s free will in walking away from crazy a crime. 
Life sucks for the Riot and I’m fine with that. “Everything okay?”
“Yeah. Everyone’s safe, but we’ve had word that they’ve ridden past the boundary lines we set with them a few months back. It’s all rumor and no one on our side has confirmed it. Could be someone’s overactive imagination, but I’ll feel better knowing you’re off the road.”
I’m under eighteen, still a kid to him. Cyrus used to act this way with my two best friends, Oz and Razor, but both are eighteen and full members of the club now. The babysitting twists my gut, but then again, I’m not ready for the decision eighteen will bring. “How about Violet?”
“I’m on my way now to look for her. She’s also not answering her cell.”
Yeah. A lot of that going around. “If she took Stone to the game, she would have headed straight home. I’ll check on her on my way to Mom’s if you want.”
This gives me the excuse I need to see Violet. Because I won’t be able to sleep without knowing she’s okay. So I can thank her for what she did for me with the note. To gauge whether or not Violet is waving the white flag. 
Cyrus lays a hand on my shoulder. “I’d appreciate that. I need to head back to the clubhouse to take care of some business. I’m serious about what I said though. Me and a lot of guys would love to hear about the game.”
I know they would and I’d enjoy being with them, but Mom’s already sore that I walked out on her to talk to Cyrus. “I’m beat. After I check on Violet, I’m crashing.”
Cyrus gives me a fast pat and a hug. We both mount our bikes and start our engines with a growl. My grandfather takes the lead and I follow him as long as I can before taking the path that leads away from him and toward where Violet lives. 

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Katie McGarry’s LONG WAY HOME – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
January 23rd
Aaly and The Books – Review & Excerpt
Angel Reads – Review
Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt
Feed Your Fiction Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Girl Plus Books – Review & Excerpt
Letter Shelves Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt
January 24th
Book Boyfriend Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Ficwishes – Review
Lovin' Los Libros – Review
Zach's YA Reviews – Review & Excerpt
January 25th
Always YA at Heart – Review & Excerpt
Bridget's Book Bungalow – Review & Excerpt
Mythical Books – Excerpt
Swoony Boys Podcast – Review & Excerpt
January 26th
A Bookish Escape – Review & Excerpt
Book Sojourner – Review & Excerpt
Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Dark Faerie Tales – Review & Excerpt
January 27th
Bookshelf Adventures – Review & Excerpt
Little Read Riding Hood – Review & Excerpt
Nerdy Soul – Review & Excerpt
Random Book Muses – Review & Excerpt
Writing My Own Fairy Tale – Review & Excerpt
January 28th
Zili in the Sky – Review & Excerpt
Greyland Reviews – Excerpt
Chasing Faerytales – Review
January 29th
Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt
BookWorm221 – Review & Excerpt
Confessions of 2 Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt
Milky Way of Books – Review & Excerpt
January 30th
Margie's Must Reads – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
Readers Live A Thousand Lives – Review & Excerpt
So Bookalicious – Review & Excerpt
January 31st
Desert Divas Book Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Little Bookworm Reviews – Review & Excerpt
With Love for Books – Review & Excerpt
The Cover Contessa – Review & Excerpt
February 1st
A Leisure Moment – Review
Book Bite Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Never Judge a Book by its Cover – Review & Excerpt
Pages to Explore – Excerpt
Red Hot + Blue Reads – review & Excerpt
Stuck In Books – Review & Excerpt
February 2nd
Actin' Up with Books – Review & Excerpt
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Go Read A Book – Review
The Book Maven – Review & Excerpt
February 3rd
A Gingerly Review – Review & Excerpt
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 Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, NOWHERE BUT HERE and WALK THE EDGE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.
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Trailer Reveal: Till Death by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

"In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it. . .

It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.
First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last."

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Friday, January 27, 2017

On My Shelf: Dearly, Beloved by: Lia Habel

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 got this book ages ago when I met the author at NYCC and got the book signed. I had read and loved book one but then I never got around to this sequel. I remember loving this take on zombies and I can't believe I have sat on this book so long.  

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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Book Review: Right Kind Of Wrong (Finding Fate #3) by: Chelsea Fine

Release Date: September 2, 2014
from Forever
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"Sometimes wrong can feel oh so right . . .

Jenna Lacombe needs complete control, whether it’s in the streets . . . or between the sheets. So when she sets out on a solo road trip to visit her family in New Orleans, she’s beyond annoyed that the infuriatingly sexy Jack Oliver wants to hitch a ride with her. Ever since they shared a wild night together last year, he’s been trying to strip away her defenses one by one. He claims he’s just coming along to keep her safe-but what’s not safe for her is prolonged exposure to the tattooed hottie.

Jack can’t get Jenna out from under his skin. She makes him feel alive again after his old life nearly destroyed him-and losing her is not an option. Now Jack’s troubles are catching up to him, and he’s forced to return to his hometown in Louisiana. But when his secrets put them both in harm’s way, Jenna will have to figure out how far she’s willing to let love in . . . and how much she already has."

My Thoughts:

Once I started this series I just could not stop. I read all three within a matter of days and it’s been a very long time since I’ve devoured a series like that. I’ve said it in my reviews of the other books, but these books bring me back to the original new adult books. They have the feel of the new adult books I read when the genre was new and I think that’s why I enjoyed them so much. I’ve missed books like this. And while I enjoyed them all, Right Kind Of Wrong is definitely my favorite of the three.

The reason this one is my favorite is all because of Jenna and Jack. I loved Jenna from the moment I met her in Best Kind Of Broken and I just loved her more when I finally got inside her head. Jenna is tough and fierce and wild and independent and I adore her. She has a plan and while she needs to learn to alter it a bit, I so admire that she has such strong goals. I know Jenna is the kind of heroine that a lot of readers are going to struggle with, but the reasons most struggle with her are all the reasons I love her.

Then there is Jack and holy hell did I love Jack. I fell hard for him just like Jenna. I didn’t stand a chance. He is tough and strong and oh my those tattoos. Jack is the exact kind of hero I am a real sucker for. He has a bad boy vibe but he is a good guy. And he is unashamed with his feelings towards Jenna and he lets her know it. He loves Jenna and he wants Jenna and he has no problem telling her so and waiting for her to realize what he already knows. I’m surprised my ovaries didn’t explode.

I think the other thing I loved about this one was that it was a bit darker and grittier than the other two. There is definitely a darker underbelly to this one and it’s much grittier. I always go on and on about sweet and lighthearted romances, but then I get my hands on a gritty one and I go out of my mind. Clearly I’m a sucker for a story with a darker vein.

Right Kind Of Wrong is a really good read and I fell hard for Jack and Jenna. I’m so glad I finally read this series because it was exactly what I needed. I know this is a series I will visit again.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Release Blitz: Awaken by: P.T. Michelle




Title: Awaken
Series: Brightest Kind of Darkness #5
Author: P.T. Michelle
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance/
Contemporary Fantasy
Release Date: January 25, 2017

The epic conclusion to the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series…
With her family life in emotional turmoil, Nara turns her focus to the one thing she knows is most important for everyone: convincing the raven spirit inside Ethan that he is the Master Corvus. Of course, Ethan trying to protect her by keeping his distance makes that goal near impossible to accomplish.
But once the archangel, Michael, warns her that Lucifer is almost upon them and she's running out of time for the Master Corvus to accept who he is, Nara receives help bringing Ethan back to her from the most unlikely source.
Searching for answers leads Ethan and Nara to London, where allies and enemies converge. There, the couple must fight pure evil in the biggest battle of their lives and ultimately discover who they really are and what they stand for when faced with the hardest decision of all.
Save the world or the one you love…
AUTHOR’S NOTE: AWAKEN is the last book in the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series. It is not a stand alone novel. You must read the previous books in the following order before reading AWAKEN: BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, LUCID, DESTINY and DESIRE. There is also a novella prequel, ETHAN, that can be read at any point, but is best read before LUCID. ADD TO  GOODREADS

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Waiting On Wednesday #214: Until It Fades by: K.A. Tucker

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

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"Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania: population two thousand outside of tourist season.

And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed attempt at a relationship, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has saved: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.

Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works.

For a time.

But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. What begins as an immediate friendship quickly turns into something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something that Catherine is afraid to trust.

Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine…before the spark fades?" 

I love K.A. Tucker and cannot wait for this one!

Until It Fades will be released on May 2, 2017.
What are you waiting on?

Monday, January 23, 2017

Book Review: Midnight Pursuits (Killer Instincts #4) by: Elle Kennedy

Release Date: April 1, 2014
from Signet
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"Her job is to stay hidden.
Too bad he can’t take his eyes off her.

Soldier-for-hire Ethan Hayes is the youngest member of an elite mercenary team. While he may be affectionately nicknamed the rookie, the skills Ethan honed as a Marine make him seriously dangerous. But when a sudden distress call puts him in close quarters with a rival, he finds more than his field skills being put to the test.

Juliet Mason stands out as the master thief in a covert group of assassins and spies. Her latest mission is personal—and it’s gone horribly wrong. Juliet may prefer to work alone, but when the rookie comes to her aid in snowy Eastern Europe, she can’t deny they make a good team. But even up against a powerful enemy, their most challenging task yet may be fighting the passion between them..."

My Thoughts:

This series owns me! Gosh I cannot get over how much I loved Ethan and Juliet. Those two were dynamite together and this book rocked. This one was a bit different from the others and I loved the change of pace.

Juliet is an awesome heroine. She is tough as nails and guarded and she takes no prisoners. She is a kickass assassin and naturally I adored her for it. That girl has titanium walls up, but once Ethan decided he wants to take them down nothing will stop him. Ethan was fantastic too and I fell hard for him. He is such a sweetheart, but he is also a badass. Ethan is a good guy with a dangerous and alpha streak and I was gone for him. He and Juliet together made a great duo and their banter was some of my favorite of the series.

As always, the secondary characters were awesome. Sully and Liam remain my favorites and I cannot get enough of those two. Then there is Jim and Noelle. I don’t even know what to make of those two, but their book is going to be tense. That’s all I know.

What I liked about this one was that the suspense aspect was a bit different from the other books. This time around we delve into the corrupt world of politics and it made for some crazy action. There is action and danger and that makes it so hard to put this book down.

Midnight Pursuits is another fantastic read in the Killer Instincts series. This series is downright addictive and I don’t know why I didn’t dive into this series fully sooner.

Friday, January 20, 2017

On My Shelf: Asunder by: Jodi Meadows

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 actually can't believe I haven't read this book yet because I absolutely loved Incarnate. This cover is stunning and I adore these characters and this world. I also need my answers! 

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

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Book Review: Heart & Soul (Lost & Found #5) by: Nicole Williams

Release Date: June 15, 2015
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"Love is what makes us. It’s also what breaks us.

If this is true, Rowen just became the proverbial wrecking ball to Jesse’s life.

Upon discovering Rowen is pregnant after taking every precaution to ensure otherwise due to a life-threatening heart condition, Jesse is forced to face too many harsh realities and they send him into a desperate, dark place. To consider the possibility that he might lose his wife and unborn child is too much for Jesse to bear.

The situation is out of his control, so he gloms on to the few things he can control. Like noting Rowen’s every move, or dialing the doctor whenever her face goes a shade pale, or even acknowledging the fact he’d be willing to make a deal with the devil in exchange for his wife’s and child’s lives. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do or give or sacrifice to keep them from harm.

But what happens when the devil takes that deal Jesse struck, and the tables turn? A life for a life. A soul for a soul. A heart for a heart. His life for theirs.


Love is what makes us. It’s also what breaks us.

Love’s made Jesse and Rowen. Love’s about to break them too."

My Thoughts:

Rowen and Jesse are one of my all-time favorite couples, so you’re probably wondering why I didn’t pick this book up immediately. I put this book off for over a year because I was terrified of it. I mean that blurb made me so nervous and I knew I was in for a bumpy ride with this one. I am so glad I finally made myself read this one though because I truly adore Jesse and Rowen.

Jesse Walker is such a great guy and he hurt my heart in this one. Poor Jesse does not deal with the pregnancy news well because he worries for Rowen and the baby. Jesse has always been a worrier, but he went a bit crazy here. He loves Rowen so much and my heart hurt for him as he navigated this new terrain. He was constantly worried he would lose Rowen and the baby at any minute.

I also loved seeing how much Rowen has grown as a character. She has come so far from Lost & Found but is still the same in so many ways. She is still the tough girl we first met, but she has also learned to open up now. She and Jesse together are my favorite and their banter is fantastic.

The characters who stole the show though were Garth and Josie. Every time they busted up into a scene they took control of it. I love this Garth and he had me cracking up nonstop. One scene in particular with him yelling and a hospital was probably my favorite. And Josie is always her wonderful self, so she was just great.

Heart & Soul delivered the emotional punch I expected and I’m so glad I finally made time for this book. Rowen and Jesse still remain one of my all-time favorite couples and I loved this extra story we got for them.

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