Review: Stupid Boy by Cindy Miles

Reviewed by Joanna

We’re back at Winston College, this time with Harper, a polished, wealthy socialite. Our girl is high profile and president of the Deltas, but nobody truly knows her, and they certainly know nothing of her past and her bruising dark secrets. Kane’s our hero, the similarly damaged and delicious foster brother to Brax from book one. That lovely Boston accent is back. Ahhcent. [Read more…]

Review: The Bride by S. Doyle

Reviewed by Joanna

This author was recommended by another author I love (her majesty Molly O’Keefe), and I’m glad I took notice. This is a tale of a marriage of convenience between a sixteen year old and a guy in his mid-twenties – but don’t fear, our boy is as honorable as the day is long. Which all makes for a very proving story.

Ellie’s the daughter of a 4th generation rancher. Sam, her father, is almost everything to her since her mother died. Aside from Jake. He’s the son of Sam’s best friend, a man who died leaving Jake homeless and his neighboring ranch land held by Sam. Sam and Ellie took Jake in and he lived and worked on their estate, sleeping in the bunkhouse. He very much sees Ellie as a little sister. When Sam dies suddenly from heart failure, the two young people are all each other has. [Read more…]

Review: Kulti by Mariana Zapata

Reviewed by Joanna

Slooowwww book here, probably the slowest start I’ve read yet by this author, but as usual it’s always worth the wait.

Kulti is a German football player (soccer to all you across the pond), and he was the world’s greatest player. Now aged 39, he’s retired and for unknown reasons come to work as an assistant coach at Salome’s Texan women’s premier league team, the Pipers. I know, I didn’t get it either; dude could’ve gone anywhere. But the reason he eventually gives Sal is perfect, so bear with it, reader. [Read more…]

Review: Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles

Reviewed by Joanna

Do you ever get the feeling you’ve read a book before? Maybe it’s because this sort of story is right up my alley, it was both familiar and reassuringly good. This is a new adult college romance, and our heroes are Olivia and Braxton. She’s a Texas ranch girl, he’s a bad boy from Boston, complete with tattoos, scars and a thick accent. Scahs. Ahhcent.  

They meet on her first day at college when he bowls her over – literally – then unapologetically kisses her before helping her up. Swaggering Brax has quite the reputation, and Olivia is warned off him a number of times, but she can’t withstand his charm as he dogs her steps. [Read more…]

Review: Lily’s Mistake by Pamela Ann

Reviewed by Shelly

I’ve had this book in my TBR for quite a while; it’s a new to me author. The only reason I started reading was because I was in the mood for what I thought would be an easy read. Indeed, it was a very easy read, but the author decided to throw in everything including the kitchen sink. Drake Tatum and Lily Alexander grew up together. Two years older than Lily, Drake is literally the boy next door who Lily can’t help but fall for. She’s loved him all her life. She’s loved only him all her life. Drake lusted after Lily and after she’d thrown herself at him a time or two, at 18 years old she gave her virginity to him. He most willingly took that offer. Unfortunately Drake so disliked the idea of what a relationship with Lily would entail so much that he left the day after their night together. [Read more…]

Review: Tyrant by T.M. Frazier

Reviewed by Joanna

This is not a standalone so if you like the sound of a motorbike riding tattooed hard man who’ll do anything it takes – murder, violence, torture – to get his girls back, then go read King first.

If you’ve already read it, or you don’t care about spoilers, read on.

We good? M’kay, so King is crazy in love with Doe, the sweet girl who ended up a prisoner in his house after she lost her memory and her drug addict friend stole King’s money. She’s fallen hard too, though neither wanted to love the other, especially as King is pretty hard to love. [Read more…]

Review: How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Hours by Sara Ney

Reviewed by Joanna

Zeke (Ezekiel) Daniels is a douchebag. Unlike Oz, the douchebag in book one of this new adult series, Zeke’s quality of douchiness comes more from his terrible attitude problems, rather than screwing around. He’s such a sour puss.

“My parents must have known from the beginning that I was going to be a sinner—that’s why it sounds like they named me after two books of the Bible. Lord knows I’m no saint.”

So it’s no surprise when mousy scared Violet, who is assigned to tutor him, takes one looks and runs a mile. She’s not alone in her reaction. Everyone dislikes the guy. Women sleep with him for his incredible looks and body, and for his face being on billboards around campus as he’s such a hot wrestling stud, but they hate him otherwise. His friends don’t much like him either, nor does his team, and his coach has had it. [Read more…]

Review: King by T.M. Frazier

Reviewed by Joanna

You know you’re in for an interesting read when the opening chapters of a book have the male protagonist, King, aged eleven and beating up people while planning a future as a drug dealer. And then you’re set for sure when the first time he sees the female protagonist, Doe, he’s choking the woman he’s screwing (who’s pussy he just tattooed a pussy cat on) but his orgasm comes from linking eyes with sweet-looking girl at his door. Phew, right? Darkness, grit and lust follow in spades. [Read more…]

Review: How to Date a Douchebag: The Studying Hours by Sara Ney

Reviewed by Joanna

Jameson wears cardigan and pearls, particularly when she goes to the campus library. This way, she won’t get hit on by douchebags. Also, she likes cardigans. Who doesn’t?

The crew of douchebags in the corner, that’s who. One, Oz, gets bet $500 by his wrestling team cronies that he can’t get the virginal-looking girl to kiss him. [Read more…]

Review: For Better or Worse by Delaney Diamond

Reviewed by Shelly

It’s official, this last book in the Hawthorne Family series is my least favorite. I’ve read a fair amount of books, regardless of genre and the heroine, Cassidy is one of most unlikeable characters I’ve ever read. Although not a medical term – I’m going to label her as crazy. Her actions towards her husband walked a fine line between hostility and psychotic. The sex made everything better, though. Doesn’t it always? [Read more…]