Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Review: As Long as You Love Me by Anne Aguirre

Hey Guys! I know its been a little while since I last blogged. Been trying to get a few things together, and figure out this whole life thing. But now I am back and should have a nice steady run of posts for ya'll. Today I bring you one of my most recently read books, and its another one that pulls at the feels. As promised I bring you book 2 of Ann Aguirre's, 2B Trilogy- As Long As You Love Me. Here is a little about the book and the author.

Book Two of the 2B trilogy
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
Source: eARC from NetGalley

Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. There are the justifications she gives to everyone else—missing her family, losing her college scholarship. And then there’s the reason Lauren can’t admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend’s older brother.

Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job, and his relationships are going nowhere. He can’t pinpoint exactly what’s missing until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her. But he’s the guy that women love and leave—not the one who makes them think of forever.
Though she’s terrified of opening up, Lauren’s ready to take that chance. Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes all kinds of books, emo music, action movies and Doctor Who. She writes all kind of fiction in multiple genres, both YA and for adults.




My Thoughts:

So After I read the first book in the 2B Trilogy I Want It That Way, and loving it. I knew I had to read the sequel As Long As You Love Me ( an author after my own heart, two books with BSB song titles), and was not very happy that I had to wait for it...haha. Especially when I found out that it was going to be Lauren and Rob's story. There was so much mystery to them that I had to know more.

So  when I got the opportunity to request it on NETGALLEY, I literally jumped with excitement! 

This book starts pretty much where the first book left off, except it picks up after Lauren has left school and is back home. Lauren is definitely not the girl that we all though she was back in Michigan. That eccentric, outgoing, and party loving girl has some secrets of her own.  Those reason are all tied to why she came home.

I have to admit at first I thought that it was going to be all about Rob. And once her and Rob started hanging out together I was like YES! I got this story all figured out. But Lauren did not just come home because of her crush on her Rob Conrad ( a.k.a Nadia/ her best friends brother.) Well it wan't the only reason...haha. 

I absolutely loved this book, everything about it. I loved how most if not all the characters in this story had some sort of flaw and grew throughout the story. If you have read any of my other reviews, growth is a huge thing to me. If there is not a progression of the character, then to me it means nothing. I love more than anything being able to look back to the beginning of the book and see how much they changed and evolved by the end. 

And this book was no exception. When you first meet Rob and Lauren their flaws are practically laying on their shoulders! Rob with his insecurities, never feeling good enough. Then there was Lauren with her anxiety issues and her hidden crush on all things Rob. They balance each other completely. The way they treat each other they are a perfect fit. They were able to push each other to be the best version of themselves. Working through all their issues together. Their relationship is one that is real and believable. It had a natural progression to it. It was not like some books where the main couple is just thrown together for whatever the reason.No, Ann took her time creating a beautiful relationship between these two characters. It was a joy to read and watch happen throughout the book. 

Not only do the main characters have issues but so do the supporting characters as well. I know, Im a sucker for all things broken, and angst. In addition to Rob and Lauren, You have Avery, which her issue are revealed throughout the book. But boy did that girl not have an easy life. Next, you have Krista, who is back home as well. Only she is pregnant and she has a boyfriend in the service. He is actually a really sweet guy, and they are very much in love. Its just hard for Krista not having him around.  But, Im sure you can only imagine being in a small town what people were saying. These three ladies created quite the scandal. 

Lauren even makes a joke to Rob about how everyone thinks that she's pregnant because she is no longer in school and back home. 

Ann Aguirre has a way with weaving a story tomorrow that just pulls at your heart strings. You feel for every character and can not stop routing for them to succeed. Striving for that happily ever after that they deserve.  I loved the story line, the characters, the way it was written, I seriously have no complaints about this book. Reading this made me want a relationship like Rob's and Lauren's.

I give this book a 5 out 5!

Make sure to go and pick up your copy today!

I just know that you are going to love As Long As You Love Me as much as I did! 


Happy Reading!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cover Reveal: INSPIRE by Cora Carmack

We are thrilled to bring you the cover for Cora Carmack's INSPIRE! INSPIRE is a New Adult Paranormal Romance novel and is due to be released on December 15, 2014!

The cover was designed by VLC Productions.

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 Kalliope lives with one purpose. To inspire. As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real. Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal. Her presence may inspire genius. But it breeds madness, too.   



   About Cora Carmack: 
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.  

and make sure to check her out on 

As you all know I am a HUGE Cora Carmack fan, and a part of her Rusk University Series Street Team. We've been sworn to secrecy for months,  and could not be more excited to be able to share in the excitement with you all. I want to give a shout out and Thank You to Inkslinger PR for allowing me to participate in this cover reveal.  Stay on the look out for a review coming soon, as well as for All Broke Down! 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you come back soon!

Happy Reading,

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Release Day Launch + Giveaway: Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine

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Ahhh! It's here! The release day launch for Chelsea Fine's Right Kind of Wrong!! I know I act so excited for each and every book that I share with you guys. But I can not help it. I have yet to find a book that I have problems with! Here is the third installment in her Finding Fate Series!!! And I know that you will love it as much as I did!

Sometimes wrong can feel oh so right . . .

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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.

Now since this is my first Release Day Launch for Chelsea here a little bit about her!


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Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She’s ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.

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and now for the moment that you were all waiting for.....


Padding my bare feet back into Jack’s bedroom, I start riffling through his drawers like a wet raccoon, searching for something that can pass as pajamas. I try on four pairs of basketball shorts and two shirts before finding items small enough to fit me without being obscene.

I’m not a small person—not at all. I’m average height, average weight. It’s just that Jack’s a giant who, apparently, wears size 100 in everything. Twisting the shirt around my middle so it hangs properly, I absently inhale and smile when I catch Jack’s scent.

What? No. Don’t smile about that, you idiot.
I unclench my fists from his shirt and smooth out the wrinkles I created clutching it to my nose. I’m not like a wet raccoon at all. I’m worse. Raccoons would be ashamed of me. My inner dialogue—I’ve just accepted that I’m certifiable, at this point—comes to a halt when I hear an engine in the front yard. Jack.

My first instinct is to run outside and smack him—you know, violent tendencies and all—but I regain my composure and choose a more mature tactic. I stand perfectly still in the dark living room and wait for him with a scowl. Through the window, I watch his dark figure stumble out of the car and slowly climb the front steps all hunched over. What did he do, go get drunk? Great.

I cross my arms, scowl still poised to kill, and wait as he opens the door and quietly steps inside. He flicks on the living room light and I ready myself for the shit storm I’m about to rain all over his ass. But my words, my anger, my bitter intentions fall away the instant I see his face. “Jack.” It’s more of a gasp than a word as it leaves my mouth.

He pulls his eyes up from his bloody and torn hand, and sets them on me. “Jenna. What the hell?” Several emotions cross his eyes. Anger. Fear. Relief. Anger. I pull a face. “Don’t ‘what the hell’ me. You’re the one who stole my car and drove off into the night.” He screws his face up. “So you waited up to yell at me?”

“Well…” I pause.Is that why I waited up? Well, crap. “Yeah,” I finally say, not particularly proud of my answer.
“Typical,” he mutters. “Listen. I’m not in the mood to bicker with you right now so if you don’t mind rescheduling this bitch-out for tomorrow, that would be great.” He brushes past me, his shoulder lightly sweeping mine, and halts at the touch. Facing me, he softens his husky voice. “I’m sorry.”

Long eyelashes lower over his storm-gray eyes as he searches my face, and the wicked wildfire inside me instantly reignites as his gaze drops to my mouth. The thick frustration that filled the room just moments ago thins into a sweet trepidation, curling around us with a daring charge. So delicious. But so dangerous.
I carefully step back and clear my throat. Jack does the same. We’re masters of avoidance.
Without another word, he moves past me and marches down the hall. That’s when I spy the blood running down the back of his shirt from a large gash between his shoulder blades.
My heart stops.

“Jack?” I say, staring with wide eyes. “What happened to your back?”
He looks over his shoulder and frowns. “Oh. That.” Turning back around, he continues striding down the hallway. “Knife wound.”

Make sure you go and pick up your copy today! 

Amazon ** Barnes and Noble ** iBooks **Kobo Indiebound ** BAM

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One last thing before you go!!!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!! and do not forget to follow Chelsea Fine on social media to make sure your kept in the loop! You wouldn't want to miss out on her next amazing book!

All the best