Book Review – Heavy Souls by Andie M. Long.
Heavy Souls is the second book in the Paranormals series. This time it centres around Zak, the rockstar with no soul and Erica, the woman behind The Paranormals fan club who just so happens to have a huge crush on Zak, their lead singer, and sets out in hope of bagging herself a rockstar boyfriend when Erica and her bestie, Freya, get invited to stay at their hotel for a week to get the inside scoop for the fan club!
I’m pretty sure I say this every time but I love Andie’s writing! Her stories are always written so well. Once again I’m drawn in and fall in love with her characters. Heavy Souls was hilariously funny with some real laugh out loud moments! The panties scene had me laughing so hard that I unattractedly snorted! Poooor Erica hahaha but oh so freaking funny! We were also left with a surprise ending that had me shocked and wanting more! It was such an awesome read and I can’t wait for book 3, We Wolf Rock You! Bring it on!
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Book Review – Blossom In Winter by Melanie Martins.
I thought this was a fantastic dark, romance read… in the beginning. However, I felt it inconsistent and slow. The characters needed more development and so did the story, in my opinion. It’s classed as a romantic thriller so I was waiting for something to happen with maybe her best friend Emma, seeing as she liked to torture a boy or 2, but no. Or maybe there’d be some stand-off between her and Alex (the love interest) for Petra’s affections as it’s later revealed Emma seems to have feelings for her, but no. Instead, apart from at the beginning, Emma’s scenes are fleeting. I don’t even understand why Petra was best friends with her as she was a horrible person!
I couldn’t quite believe the relationship between Petra and Alex Van Dieren or that her dad came around to the idea of Petra dating and ultimately getting engaged to his best friend. The relationship just progressed too quickly!
It surprised me to find out quite late on in the book that Alex was a dom. Although it was hinted at that he had a dark sexual side and had a fetish/kink quite early on in the book, the author didn’t go into any detail until he mentioned about the girls that he had dom/sub relationships with. And this was only mentioned in passing in his narrative, it wasn’t a big revelation.
“If I recall properly, only my former subs used to beg me to f*ck their asses. Wow. I tremble at the thought that Petra might actually want to become one.” Page 388
That is well over half way through the story. There IS a contract drawn up but this is in relation to their relationship and the media (he’s a wall street businessman in his 40s, she’s just turned 18). Hmm I do wonder what a person living the sub/dom lifestyle would think to this book…
He never actually discusses this dom/sub lifestyle with her so he just comes across as controlling. Especially with him giving her rules such as not leaving the table without his permission and having to change into a nightgown when she does so. But also when he forces her to have sex with no warning at all just so he can selfishly get his rocks off! She had absolutely no idea what’s going on and is so confused and upset by it. Later, out of nowhere, Petra’s personality then changes and she goes on to be the dominatrix when she next sees him. I mean, I get her thought process, she wants to beat him at his own game and prove she’s not gonna be walked over BUT this isn’t explained. It’s just as though she’s turned into someone else. She’s also portrayed as naive yet mature but they don’t really go hand in hand and it was shocking to see her go from virgin to wanting to explore everything sexual within weeks of losing her virginity! Now, I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t wanna try anal so soon after having sex for the first time!
In the end I just really struggled with this book. The dialogue was cringey at time’s, especially during the sex scenes when Petra would say, “Ahhh…” instead of the author simply stating that she groaned/moaned. I was expecting more thriller alongside the romance but it left a lot to be desired and a lot of unanswered scenes and questions! Scenes which could have lead the book into a thriller but didn’t really take off. The sub genre is more taboo (age-gap plus he’s her godfather who brought her up like she was his own) than anything else.
this book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review
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The Big Ohhh by Nikki Ashton
Before I get on with the review, can I just say how much I ADORE this book cover! It’s so gorgeous and eye catching! I can just imagine it being front and centre in Waterstones and everyone just snatching it off the shelves!
Moving on to the review…
The Big Ohhh by Nikki Ashton is absolutely amazing, brilliant and hilarious! Such a funny read and one of the funniest books I’ve read in 2019! It had me laughing out loud at so many parts. There were also times when I’d be reading in bed and I’d have to stifle my laugh so I didn’t wake my fiancé! To balance it out, there were also more serious parts and angsty moments. Willow, the protagonist, is such a fun and quirky character. I loved her! I also loved the relationship she has with her family. Everyone was so down to earth and open about everything. They all really cracked me up! I loved seeing her new found relationship unravel with Charlie and see what disastrous sexscapades they’d get up to next. Amongst my laughing, my heart really went out to them though! That zipper moment! Oh my god! That had me howling even though I probably shouldn’t have been hahaha. They eventually got their happy ending though (pun definitely intended!) and I was so thrilled for them!
If you love a romance with laugh out loud comedy in it then this one is for you! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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My best friend needs rescuing from herself. She’s about to jump headfirst into a decision that’s going to change her life forever and she’s going about it the wrong way. She’s been my left-hand woman for years but is it possible that I’ve never seen what’s right in front of me? Did I lose myself living the high life my reputation as a fireman comes with? As things start to heat up, I soon realise this is one inferno that I’m not going to be able to put out!
My best friend has always been by my side, but as my thirtieth approaches, my ideas for what my life should be by now seem further away than ever. I want a husband, a home, and 2.4 kids.
My only problem is the closest I’m getting is a number of horrendous dates. But could the answer be closer than I realise? Aiden keeps rescuing me, but is he about to light my fire?
Read BABY DADDY RESCUE to discover if this combination leaves a bitter taste or is the sweetest delight?
You have Kaylie who wants to meet a man and settle down whereas Aiden, her best friend, is the opposite; he’s quite happy to the play the field and date a different woman every night. Quite often, Aiden would come to Kaylie’s rescue when her dates would turn into disaster. Wonderfully funny and beautifully written! A light hearted, saucy quick read that has you loving the characters yet wanting to butt their heads together all at the same time! I loved the friendship Kaylie and Aiden had. It was so sweet and you could tell that they loved each other even before they did! If you’re a fan of friends to lovers romance then this one is for you!