Monday, January 28, 2019

It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday

It Takes Two (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2)It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read One and Only last year and I really enjoyed it. I am not sure why it took me so long to jump into It Takes Two. I knew I needed to get to it since the third book was coming out soon as well.

The Bridesmaids Behaving Bad series is just a fun filled series. Jenny Holiday has a way of just making you have a giant smile on your face the whole time you are reading her stories. It Takes Two was a story around love and friendship. I enjoyed hearing more around Jane as you follow her wedding. I also really enjoyed that the love interest for Wendy was the brother of Jane. It was fun seeing their banter back and forth, and learning more about their relationship when they were younger.

Overall, this was another fun read in the series. Bring on book three!!

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Secrets at Cedar Cabin Review

Secrets at Cedar Cabin (Lavender Tides #3)Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read my first Colleen Coble a year ago, and I just did not love it. I was hesitant to jump into Secrets at Cedar Cabin but knew I wanted to give her work another chance.

I ended up really enjoying this one. It was fast paced, and I found myself not wanting to put it down. I am not really sure how to describe why this story worked and the other I read did not. I just could not get into the previous story.

This does make me want to read more from the author in the future.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

VerityVerity by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars

It is no secret that I am a fan of Colleen Hoover, and I will read anything and everything she puts out. I had heard so many people raving about Verity, and I was not sure if it was going to be my thing. I normally do not read stories that are so dark and twisted, but this changed it all.
This did start off a little slow, and I was not immediately thrown into the story or the hype. I was not expecting this to be a story within a story. However; it quickly took a dark turn that I did not see coming. My heart was pounding as I was turning the pages to find out what would happen next. I was so mad at times that I had to take a break just as Lowen did in the story. At one time I started breaking down in tears from how disturbing from some of the details. This was a fast paced and intense ride and I loved it. It definitely made me want to jump into some more darker thrillers in the future.

Overall, this was really intense and really good. If you are looking for a romance, this is not for you. If you want a book to keep you up for hours to find out what happens, you need to pick this one up.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Look AgainLook Again by Lisa Scottoline
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read my first Lisa Scottoline last year, but unfortunate it was not for me. I owned a few more, so I decided to give Look Again a chance. This one caught my attention right from the start.

This was pretty fast paced and was so much better than the last one I read. I still do not love it, but it was good. I thought it was very unrealistic and took some unexpected turns. I do think it was a little longer than it needed to be.

Overall, this was ok. I did not love and I did not hate it.

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No Safe Place by Sherri Shackelford: Book Tour with Review

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Saving Meghan: A NovelSaving Meghan: A Novel by D.J. Palmer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was sent this book from the publisher. My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review.

Going into Saving Meghan, I knew this story was going to involve Munchausen by Poxy. I was not expecting the medical mystery, legal drama, and the some of the twists and turns along the way. It was really hard to like these characters, and at times I found myself shaking my head with some of the decisions they made. There was a lot of information around procedures and legal aspects that take place within the story.

This story switches between three characters POV: Meghan, her mother Becky, and one of her doctors. I understand the importance of the doctor after reading the whole story, but I did not his parts of the story always relevant to what was going on. Yes, it all ties together around his dedication to finding what is wrong with Meghan, but I could have done without some of it.

Some things I did not see coming such as a murder thrown in and the ending. At times I thought it was one thing happening to Meghan, and a few chapters later I would question my thoughts. It kept my interest and the pacing was great. I ended up finishing this in one day.

Overall, this was not like any other story I read, so I ended up enjoying it.

Releases 4/9/19

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Meridian Chronicles by MD Fryson: Book Tour Spotlight with Giveaway

Saturday, January 5, 2019

All the Little LightsAll the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I absolutely love Jamie McGuire so I am not sure why it took me so long to pick this one up. I picked up the other new release that came out and it was disappointing, so I was hopeful that this would be get back to the reasons why I love her storytelling…and it did!

This started off introducing both Elliot and Catherine. You learn a little about their childhoods and their family life. Both are dealing with some issues at home and they start up a friendship. Then something tragic happens, and Elliot is not able to be there for Catherine. This does deal with domestic violence and emotional abuse. It also deals with mental health.

The first 100 pages were so good. The middle was a little repetitive. I liked the mystery around what was happening in the Juniper. I actually did not know this was going to turn into a mystery. It really was not the focus of most of the story and does not really start to come together until over 200 pages into the story. I really liked what it brought to the story in the end.

Overall, I enjoyed this.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

One of my favorite BookTubers raves about this series. I had a free gift card and decided to give it a go. I was not really sure if it was going to be my thing or have too many sexual scenes, but I decided to try it anyway.

This started off really strong. It did take me a minute to sort through all of the characters. There are a ton introduced pretty quickly, and you get different aspects from several of them right after another. One thing I really enjoyed was hearing bits and pieces around their pasts. It was not really in detail, but the little information started to develop them individually. I can see why people love this series, as I really liked all of the characters and would like to read more about each.

I was not a huge fan of how Beth and Wraith meet. I was annoyed what happens when he breaks into her house. However; I ended up enjoying their relationship as the story continued.

This story had lots of romance and action all in one. I never lost my interest and it was really fast read. Overall, I enjoyed this. Some things I really liked and others I could have gone without. I am not sure if I will or will not continue on with the series at this point, but would definitely pick them up if I found them for a bargain.

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