Book Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Author: Colleen Hoover
Published Date: March 18, 2014
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
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Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1)
What would you do if the only thing that you can hear is the beat of your heart?
            Sydney Blake is an aspiring musician. She has a great life: steady job, awesome best friend, wonderful boyfriend, and the music from her opposite balcony became the soundtrack of her life. On her twenty-second birthday, she finds herself soaked on the sidewalk with her luggage when she discovers her boy friend, Hunter, is cheating on her with her best friend, Tori. Soon, she becomes captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She cannot seem to take her eyes off him nor stop listening to his music. And there is something about Sydney that Ridge cannot ignore, either.
“I failed miserably at trying not to fall in love with you.”

            Ridge was the kind of guy every female will fall in love with; he is sweet, gorgeous, very talented, and has a golden heart. Everything about him will either make you swoon or melt. But the problem is he loves Maggie, his girlfriend for five years.

            Maybe Someday is utterly unique and very unpredictable, from the way the characters met to the twists and turns of their lives, everything will surely take you by surprise. It will draw you right into the lives of the characters, hence, every scene, and every song will remain in your heart. How the two characters connect through their music was really intense that you could just feel. Ridge and Sydney’s passion for music is astoundingly beautiful and the line between making music and falling in love began to blur.

            There are moments that will make your heart ache until you realize that tears are streaming down your face. There are events that will make you laugh so hard that you had to stop reading until you gain your sanity. Maybe Someday is not your average romance book that will just make you swoon, thus, will draw to a world of passionate tale of betrayal, friendship, love and music. It is the type of book that you could not put down, it will make you read from pages to pages until you reach the ending, and when you get there, you just did not want it to end.

            There is no bad guy, nor good guy, no black, white or even grey zones; just people, choices and feelings. Two people in love caught in the middle of a wrong timing, painful and heart-wrenching choices, and most of all, the all-powerful and consuming feelings.

“My heart made its choice, and it chose you.”


Book Review: Owning Violet by Monica Murphy

Title: Owning Violet (The Fowler Sisters #1)
Author: Monica Murphy
Publication Date: December 02, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Erotica
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Owning Violet (The Fowler Sisters, #1)
I've moved through life doing what's expected of me. I'm the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family's business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I.

Until he got a promotion and left me in the dust. Maybe it's for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me. He too has an overwhelming thirst for success, just like Zachary - perhaps even more so. He's also ruthless. And mysterious. I know nothing about Ryder McKay beyond that he makes me feel things I've never felt before.

One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch . . . and I'm hooked. Ryder's like a powerful drug, and I'm an addict who doesn't want to be cured. He tells me his intentions aren't pure, and I believe him. For once, I don't care. I'm willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart. My soul.

My everything.

Advance praise for Owning Violet
"Owning Violet owned me from the first page to the last. Ryder and Violet's chemistry is off the charts! Read it, own it, love it!" - New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans
             Violet is the perfect daughter, sister, girlfriend, and employee, but Ryder comes along with a hidden agenda. He is very ambitious and he will do whatever it takes to get that promotion and be successful, but that’s what he thought until he burned something inside Violet that she haven’t felt before. Ryder just wants to play a game with Violet, but he doesn’t know that this game will make a huge change in his life.

At first you will be seriously pissed at Ryder, but at the story progresses you will realize that he's not an asshole you thought he was. This book will make you want to punch Zachary in the balls. The phrase ‘once a cheater, always a cheater’ is seriously perfect for him.

Fun, sexy, annoying, panty-dropping and infuriating. Owning Violet will make you feel a lot of things in just a flick of your fingers.

New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy i
s a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She’s a workaholic who loves her job. When she’s not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson, and is published with Samhain Publishing and Entangled Brazen and Bliss.


Book Review: Ella and Micha: Infinitely and Always by Jessica Sorensen

Author: Jessica Sorensen
Published: November 18, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary

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Ella and Micha: Infinitely and Always (The Secret, #4.6)
After five years of marriage, Ella couldn’t be happier. Her job is great. Her marriage is amazing. But when she receives some surprising news, her world is turned upside down. Micha loves being a musician, but being on the road, and away from Ella, is difficult. When the industry begins to put pressure on him to change his image, he makes a choice; one he fears is going to drastically change Ella’s and his future forever. That is until he learns Ella has a secret, one that makes his career choice seem hugely insignificant
Ella and Micha have been through a lot together from childhood best friends, mortal enemies, teenage couple, to hot and steamy married couple. Ella and Micha have been married for several years now. Ella has her own gallery and Micha has been dominating the world with his music, but things are starting to get really intense and unexpected turn of events may changed their lives. 

Lila and Ethan play a huge role in Ella and Micha's love story and in this book you'll see how their happy ever after will start. You will get an epilogue from both love teams! This book is short and sweet, but you will really feel the power of love in changing someone's life. It taught us a lot of things such as saving yourself, conquering your fears and above all loving someone amidst the obstacles in life. 

In every story there's happy ever after, as for Ella and Micha Scott ever after isn't the ending, but the beginning of their infinitely and always.

Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.


Cover Reveal: BEHIND YOUR BACK by Chelsea M. Cameron!

Today is the cover reveal for Chelsea M. Cameron's upcoming title, BEHIND YOUR BACK. This book will be released in February 2015 but be sure to check out the author's note below for some special news about the release!



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This past summer I traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland for a book signing. It was my first trip outside of the US and I was nervous as hell. While I was on the plane and begging for my motion sickness medication to kick in, I started thinking about a character I didn’t “know” yet. Every now and then I will get a character’s voice in my head and not have a story for them. More often than not, my books start with just one character. I don’t know where the story is going, or what they’re going to do. I only have their voice guiding me. I told myself I wasn’t going to work on anything new on my trip, since I already had existing deadlines. But of course the voice ignored me. He kept talking to me. I couldn’t resist, so I started working on his story in my gorgeous hotel room with its view of Edinburgh castle. I wrote some more words at the Elephant House, which is where J. K. Rowling started writing the first Harry Potter book. Over vegetable lasagna and jasmine tea, a story started to develop. It was different than anything I’d ever written. Told completely from a male point of view. It was also a romantic suspense, something I’d been dying to try writing, but didn’t think I had the ability to do. I called my mother in my excitement and her words were “that’s completely different than anything you’ve ever written.” This is that story. And since this story is so completely different, I’m doing something different when I release it. In February (date to be determined), you will not only get the first book on that day, Behind Your Back, you will also be able to buy the sequel, Back To Back! No weeks or months of waiting to find out what happens. You can read the two books in one day if you want. Instant gratification. I hope you fall in love with these books as much as I have while writing them.

She wears a wig and colored contacts the first time I see her in person. Her electric green eyes are too memorable, even in a crowd. But underneath the plain brown wig and the brown contacts and the bored expression she wears, something shines through that she can’t cover up.
I recognize it right away, even if I wouldn’t have been searching for her. Raising myself from my chair, I cross the coffee shop. She watches her phone, pretending to be the kind of girl who can’t abandon her Facebook page for longer than three seconds. But I know. I know her.
Her finger hovers over the screen of the phone, her shoulders slump, but her foot jiggles just a little bit. Not enough for anyone but me to notice. But I see it. I see her.
I pass by her table on my way out the door. I give her one glance. A visual brush over her body. I know she sees me, but pretends not to. She pushes the wig back and I can just barely see the flash of red hair at the nape of her neck, along with a tattoo. I can’t see all of it, but I don’t need to. I know that, too. 
A Celtic knot.
I pass through the door and don’t look back. Her eyes follow me down the street to the crosswalk and until I’m out of view.
She sees me.
ChelseaCamChelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.  
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Blog Tour: Transformed by E.V. Fairfall

Transformed by E.V. Fairfall
Publication date: January 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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Thea, all-mighty Mother Earth, only had one rule to follow above all else, one promise to keep to her brother: never take a human form. She would’ve kept that promise if it weren’t for Brice. He’s handsome and confident, but above all he’s merciless.
He’s also a hunter who has tormented Thea for years. She believes if she could teach Brice compassion, she might finally be able to save her creations and herself from his savage ways. Then she meets Chamber: another hunter.
She soon finds herself fascinated by−and torn between−the two boys: Brice and Chamber. Lost within a torrent of human emotions, Thea starts to lose who she is as she falls in love with the one thing that she’s always hated: a hunter… a human.
This story reminds me so much of one mythology concerning a brother and sister deity. Can you help me guess what it is?

Anywho, at first, Thea, the sister or as she calls herself Mother Earth, has been exposed to man's evil ways. Their excessive hunting destroying the creation she has spend thousands of years perfecting. Yet, she still believes that man has compassion and she seeks to test that out by sacrificing herself. Yet, her brother doesn't approve of this method. Thea still pursues what she wants and she comes across her goal and someone who makes her feel...human.

I like the story as it goes. There are times though that I got confused with Thea. I don't know what she feels towards Brice and towards Chamber. Good thing though that it was cleared by the end. Also, I wanted to learn more about their back story because that seemed interesting in itself. I hope a book gets written about it. Thea and her brother's story is something that I would definitely read.

A word though, to those who would read this. Keep an open mind.

Nevertheless, it's an interesting read that deserves to be read as the characters and their stories weave modern-day stories with a hint of mythological narrative that can capture your heart.
I love to write just as much as I love to read. I try to read a book per week, which doesn’t always work out, but it’s the thought that counts. Aside from all that I am a huge animal person.

Transformed is my first novel, but it isn’t my first publication; I’ve had several short stories published over the last two years. My main goal as a writer is to explore humanity and to give people something fun to read.

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Book Review: Remember When by T. Torrest

Remember When (Remember When Trilogy #1)
T. Torrest
NA, Romance, Comedy
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 Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class.

This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from New Jersey, which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before anyone could even dream he’d turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today.

In case you live under a rock and don't know who Trip Wiley is, just know that these days, he’s the actor found at the top of every casting director’s wish list. He’s incredibly talented and insanely gorgeous, the combination of which has made him very rich, very famous and very desirable.

And not just to casting directors, either.

I can’t confirm any of the gossip from his early years out in Tinseltown, but based on what I knew of his life before he was famous, I can tell you that the idea of Girls-Throwing-Themselves-At-Trip is not a new concept.

I should know. I was one of them.

And my life hasn’t been the same since.

**Remember When is the first book in an NA romantic comedy trilogy, but there is NO CLIFFHANGER. It is intended for mature teen readers and immature adult ones due to some high school sex scenes, underage drinking, questionable language and 1980s flashbacks.**

I like how the prologue gives us a glimpse of where Trip Wiley would be in the future. It sets a presupposed idea of what Trip would be like. I like that it doesn't tell about Trip being an artist though. It  tells of Trip even before he became a star that would wow the world.

In this story, he just wowed his hometown and stole a particular girl's heart.

I love both Trip and Layla. True, there may be an instant attraction between them but just like any other teen, they did not immediately act upon it. They're two very shy people when it comes to expressing their feelings towards one another to the point that they relegated each other in the "best friend zone"

And yet, the story does not revolve entirely around them. We also see glimpses of their friends' lives particularly Pick and Jessica. We also get to hear how it was in the early 90's, the huge hairdos, the music and just how teens were at that time.

Plot-wise, it's your typical love story but what made it interesting are the characters. They have this certain feel to them that would make you wonder if you're reading something based from a true story or is just purely a work of the author's imagination.

This book can be a stand-alone but I do advise that you read the next two books to this series. You'd get to see more of Trip and Layla's story and if their love story would only be a part of their "Remember When"'s.

T. Torrest is a New Adult fiction writer from the U.S. She has written many books, but prays that only a handful of them will ever see the light of day. Her stories are geared toward readers of any age that know how to enjoy a good laugh and a dreamy romance.

Ms. Torrest was a child of the eighties, but has since traded in her Rubik's cube for a laptop and her Catholic school uniform for a comfy pair of yoga pants. She likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. She's not much into health food, but she does enjoy talking about herself in the third person.

A lifelong Jersey girl, she currently resides there with her husband and two sons.

She also LOVES to get friend requests on goodreads and facebook and personal messages from readers via email