Review: Managed by Kristen Callihan

managedReviewed by Joanna

Scottie is the utterly beautiful manager of Kill John, super rock band. He’s excellent at his job, but has a stick up his ass and is as approachable as a cranky bear. He also doesn’t do well with flying, and is not best pleased to find a chatty American girl in the adjacent seat in the first class cabin as he flies to London. Chatty girl, Sophie, is a photojournalist heading for a job interview. She’s blinded, but not awed, by Gabriel Scott’s incredible looks and steps up her standard teasing attitude to try to weasel out any signs of humanity from the stiff. She messes with him, he gets stiffer. It’s cute. [Read more…]

Review: Forevermore by Kristen Callihan

forevermoreReviewed by Jen

It’s hard to say goodbye to a series I have enjoyed as much as this one. This seventh installment is the last in Kristen Callihan’s Darkest London series, and while a new reader could probably catch up, I’d definitely recommend starting with Firelight; one, because I loved that book like chocolate, and two, because this book is really a culmination of the series. It pulls together lingering threads, builds bridges between stories, and ends with the world in a very different place from where it began. It’s also a long awaited happy ending for a character who has been to hell and back. [Read more…]

Review: Idol by Kristen Callihan

idolReviewed by Joanna

Yum. Rock star romances can be hit or miss, but this one was pretty much on the money for me. I’m a Kristen Callihan fan anyway from her sports-based novels so I was expecting quality and I got it. It’s a dual-perspective ride through rock ‘n roll land till we get to a nice HEA, and I was all kinds of happy with this book.

Liberty Bell finds a strange man on her lawn one day. He’s drunk, disgusting and he’s crashed his Harley right through her fence. She hoses him down whilst berating him for the lives he risked being a drunk driver. He promptly pukes on her. [Read more…]

Review: The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan

game planReviewed by Joanna

Mmm. Beards. This third book in the Game On series follows beautifully bearded Ethan ‘Dex’ Dexter and Fiona Mackenzie getting their chance at being tussled in love, and it doesn’t disappoint.

Dex is a different kind of hero from those in the previous books. In no way a playa, he’s serious and the father figure of the college football players we met in the first book. He’s a huge, quiet, tattooed, lumbersexual kind of guy. And he’s untested both by heart and penis. [Read more…]

Review: The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan

friend zoneReviewed by Joanna

Who doesn’t like a NA sport ‘n true love-based series? I shot straight from the first in the Game On series to this, the second, and I’ve just picked up the third. Not enough to convince you? Then read on.

This college-based friends-to-in-lovers story centers on Ivy Mackenzie, 6’ business graduate, baker extraordinaire and crazy bad dancer, and Gray Grayson, cut, tall and blond tight end (no idea what that means) American football player who knows nothing about love apart from lovin’ and doesn’t want to. Til her. [Read more…]

Carrie’s Favorite Books of 2015

To be honest, this year was a difficult one, both personally and reading-wise.  I found it harder to connect to characters and had little patience for plots to roll out. Thankfully, this year is ending on a high note and I very much look forward to 2016!  Listed are a few of my favorite books this year…. [Read more…]

Jen’s Favorite Books of 2015

It’s hard to believe we’re leaving another great year of reading behind us. In 2015, I found it more difficult to find books that suit my taste. I don’t care to read about billionaire bachelors, rock stars, step-brothers, biker gangs, or BDSM. Take a minute and think about how many titles fell into those categories last year.  I did a lot of backlist reading to fill in the gaps.

There were some really good new releases that I did enjoy; they were just more scarce. Here’s a look at some of the 2015 releases that really satisfied. [Read more…]

Review: Soulbound by Kristen Callihan

soulboundReviewed by Jen

I love these books. Kristen Callihan has rocked my world for the second installment in a row, with a fantastic new story in an already extraordinary series. She made me laugh. She made me cry. And she made me love these characters.  This book is sexy, surprising, and poignant, delivering 100% on the promise of its premise. I just finished reading it and I already want to go back and read parts of it again. [Read more…]

Carrie’s Most Anticipated Books of 2015

PhotobucketI know I’m going to miss a bunch after I send this list to post, but these are just a few of the books that have me biting my nails until they release.   I ordered them by release date to let you manage your excitement.

Tell me in the comments what you can’t wait for!
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Carrie’s Favorite Books of 2014

2014Lots of great reads in 2014! I could’ve listed a few more but wanted to just give you my most favorite of the year. I especially loved favorite authors that started new series (Callihan, Andrews & Bennett) and new to me authors (Bowen). Bring on 2015!

New Adult

hook upThe Hook Up by Kristen Callihan – Callihan’s foray into New Adult is a smash and my #1 reread of 2014. Star quarterback falls head long for a smart sarcastic girl who wants nothing to do with him. Fantastic tension with well-developed relatable characters with a seriously steamy story made this riveting read.

Click to purchase: The Hook Up

The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen – A new to me author that I’ve fallen for. The first book in the Ivy League series is a sentimental coming of age story with a strong heroine who is navigating a different kind of freshman year after a hockey accident landed her in a wheelchair. It gave me all the angsty butterflies that a first love can give. [Read more…]