Sunday, 21 April 2019

Long Live the Beautiful Hearts by Emma Scott

Long Live the Beautiful Hearts (Beautiful Hearts, #2)

Never again would I allow my heart to become the plaything of someone else. 
Never again would I let a man (or men) come between me and my goals. 
Never again would I love without feeling the fullness of that love in return. 
Not until I knew it was real. And if that took me a lifetime to find, so be it. 
Those were my vows, and after all that had happened with Connor and Weston, I was determined to keep them. To protect my heart. 
And then he came home, and my vows became his promises. 
He held my heart in his hands with reverence and care. 
He helped me find my soul’s greatest purpose in life. 
He loved me with a love so pure and vibrant, I knew I’d never feel anything like it in a hundred lifetimes. 
It was real. 
Until it wasn’t. 
Until it all came crashing down when I discovered the deep love I thought I’d found was nestled in a web of lies—so soft and silken I hadn’t noticed it was there. 
Until it was too late. 

So this is the second book in this series, If you have not read the first book then I am sorry for you but also this will contain major spoilers!
I loved the first book in this beautiful story but it ended on a major cliff hanger and I could not deal with the waiting until I could read this one. I have to admit I was not expecting this book to turn out how it did. 

So I was always a member of the Wes fan club but I would like to upgrade to number one fan status right now! He is such a strong human, He never ever blamed Connor for anything that happened (Which I wont talk about because I dont want to ruin anything). He wallowed in self pity for a while but when he pulled himself together he really was amazing. 

I am pretty sure that I went through all of the emotions possible while reading this instalment. Emma Scotts writing is so beautiful that you cant help but feel what ever the characters are feeling. 

I am really happy that Ruby is in this book so much and that she is able to help Connor out. Autumn is still as beautiful on the inside and out! Autumn and Wes are just perfection! one of my newest favourite book couples!

Thanks for Reading
Em x

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen


They say your first kiss should be earned. 
Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky. 
They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred. 
Mine were broken before we left church. 
They say your heart only beats for one man. 
Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end. 
I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit. 
Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage. 
They say that all great love stories have a happy ending. 
I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter. 
One kiss. 
Two men. 
Three lives. 
Entwined together. 
And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

Ok so wow! This book is a fun combination of Beauty and the Beast, A Mafia movie and 50 shades of Grey. 
Francesca is practically sold to Wolfe Keaton and she hates it! Story is definitely not an insta love story. 
I liked that although the story is set in modern day but because of the culture and the situation Frankie still gets to wear fancy dresses and gowns which makes me happy. 

So Wolfe has had a pretty bad start to his life and it hasn't made him the nicest human to be around. He is selfish, cold and mean. Wolfe doesn't hold back on his words and when he decides to take Francesca from her home and the boy she loves just to show Frankies dad that he is in control. Wolfe underestimated Francesca immediately. It was nice to see him soften a little throughout the book. 
I do wish that Wolfe acted his age a lot more in the story, He is 30 years old however he still acts younger but this isn't a big deal. 

I liked Francesca and how she stood up for herself against Wolfe even when she was scared or upset but it showed her as strong. I like that this was shown because her Dad was evil and her Mum didn't seem to have been able to teach Francesca to be a strong woman. I wish that the relationship after the wedding would have developed a bit slower and Wolfe's opinion on safe sex is terrifying. 

Overall this was a super fun read that i wizzed through really quickly. 
I would definitely recommend this book.

Thanks for reading

Em x

Sunday, 7 April 2019

I Spy the Boy next door by Samantha Armstrong


Four p.m. spy sessions are the highlight of Mallory Taylor’s day. Observing the boy next door—one with a body and an attitude to match—has her perched beside her window so often it can't be healthy.

When she finally convinces her mom to let her go to public school, Mallory comes face to face with her neighbor, Troy Parker. And he makes it clear he wants nothing to do with her. His rejection awakens a newfound tenacity and maybe even a touch of recklessness. But when Troy starts to show up when she needs him the most, Mallory can’t help but wonder if there’s more to him than he’s let on.

Taking chances, breaking rules, and following her heart is all new to Mallory. And no one warned her just how fickle hearts can be. When she discovers that Troy isn’t at all the guy she imagined him to be, secrets rise to the surface that will change her life forever.

We have all been there when we just need to spy on a boy, whether it be out of our bedroom window or online so Mallory is instantly relate able in that way. Mallory is the good girl, innocent and home schooled doesn't really stand a chance when it comes to bad boy Troy.

The relationship between Troy and Mallory is a little bit predictable but this is the same in lots of YA romance books. If there isn't a good girl meets bad guy romance then is it really swoon worthy? I actually really liked there relationship, they seemed realistic (sort of) and they balanced each other out nicely. One thing that wasn't realistic however was that Mallory had a lock on her bedroom door and Troy was free to climb in and out whenever he pleased. Isn't this every teen girls dream? for this much privacy.

I liked the twist when we found out about Mallorys past and the devotion Troy showed towards her. It was interesting to see almost a whole community come together to support Mallory.  There were some really cute and really gripping moments in this story and the writting was perfect. I sped through the book and in my opinion that is how a YA romance should be. 

Because this is a stand alone I would have loved to learn a little more about Mallory and Nic's friendship and how that was when they finally met and also what happened when Mallory went to college? Did Troy just follow her around? 
Overall though I really enjoyed this and would recommend for a cute and interesting read. I rated it 4* on Goodreads. 

Thank you Net Galley and Samantha Armstrong for providing me with a review copy of I spy the boy next door in exchange for my honest opinion.

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Her Wild Ride by Heather Van Fleet


I’m not a hero. I’m a bad dude who’s done bad things. And the sooner she understands that, the better off we’ll be. 

I’ve just got out of prison and I’m running from my MC, so my step-sister’s best friend has agreed to drive me across the country. 

Summer’s my ride. That’s all. But she captivates me, and I don’t have a damn clue why. She’s a distraction I can’t afford. 

Is it because I’ve been told she’s forbidden? 

Is it because she’s preppy and freakin’ beautiful, so not a part of my world? 

With every mile of our trip, every spark of connection, she seems to inch closer to me. The temptation is too much to resist. 

But she has no idea just how dangerous life would be with me. I broke club rules. I betrayed my brothers to save a woman’s life. If the Red Dragons find us we’ll be in trouble. And if I give into my desires, she’ll be in deeper than she realises… 

I was expecting a fun road trip kind of story with bad boy Niyol and preppy Summer and I got that but this story was so much more than that too. 

Niyol is Bad even on your usual bad boy standards but somehow we can still see that he isn't as bad as he makes out. We can see almost straight away that Niyol has some kind of feelings for Summer but he tries his hardest to resist, not wanting her to fall into his world. Summer challenges Niyol probably in ways he has never been challenged before and he likes that about her. 

I loved the dual POV for this book i think it definitely needed for us to see both perspectives to enjoy the story. Heather's writing style is smooth and fun, i wizzed through this book super quickly which is always nice. 

The ending left me with questions! mostly I want to know if Lisa is a traitor or if she did it for some other reason. there were a lot more twists and turns than I expected. 

I have never ever read a Biker story let alone a biker romance and I didnt know that this was something I needed in my life but I do. 

A fun book that I would recommend. 

Thanks for Reading

Thank you Heather and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review

Monday, 1 April 2019

The Gala: Vampire Royals Book 2 by Leigh Walker


The Pageant is almost over, and Gwyneth West knows she can win—except the prince is a vampire, and some of the other contestants are turning out to be quite beastly.

What do you do when the person you love…might want to eat you alive?
Struggling to hold onto her position in the palace, Gwyn knows her vampire prince could slip through her fingers in an instant. And when human rebels threaten to storm the vampire royals once more, Gwyn finds herself caught between two worlds: her people, and the vampire she loves.
Leigh Walker writes action packed futuristic sci-fi, sweet romantic vampire novels, and stories that capture your heart and then make it race.

So this series is right up my alley in fact I rated the first book in the series a 5 stars on good reads. I am really enjoying it however there is one thing that is making me not want to read them. These books are very VERY similar to the Selection series by Kiera Cass and so far the vampire twist has not really been enough to separate them.
But if we review this book as though it isn't the exact same as the Selection Series then its actually pretty good.  The writing is really fast paced meaning you are never really bored. The characters are fun and although there isn't really any growth with them the conversations are fairly interesting and some what believable. 
Gwyn is just too nice for her character to be likable which is disappointing, she gets herself into a situation which should cause The Prince and all of the vampires not to trust her yet they do because she is Gwyn and obviously the favourite. Gwyn also continuously gets mad that Dallas is kissing other girls even though she is on a dating show. This is strange to me, If you don't like the game then don't play. 
The idea of Dallas turning whoever he decides to marry into a Vampire has come up in this book which makes my eyes roll so hard. 

Overall though with the negatives put aside its not a bad book but you don't feel good for reading it. If you liked the Selection series by Kiera Cass you will probably like this and if you like this then you will probably like that. 

Thanks for Reading