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Review: A Touch of Darkness (Hades and Persephone #1)

Good morning, my lovely readers!! I hope you are all having a beautiful day!
Today I’m back with a review of my first fantasy novel of the year, A Touch of Darkness. As a big fan of both Greek mythology and retellings, I was super excited for this book, especially because of the countless positive reviews that I’ve seen. Unfortunately, I was extremely disappointed by it in pretty much every aspect.
I hope you enjoy!! 😉


A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair
Genre: New Adult – Romance, Fantasy, Retellings
Series: Hades and Persephone #1
Pages: 299
Publication Date: May 2019
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars
Read May 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
A Modern Hades and Persephone Retelling
Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist.
Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible.
After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever.
The bet does more than expose Persephone’s failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows—and it’s forbidden.


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What’s your favourite book with Greek mythology? What’s your favourite retelling?
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Review: Tempting the Best Man (Gamble Brothers #1)

Good morning! I hope you’re all doing well. ❤
Today I’m back with a review of what is quite possibly one of my least favourite books that I have EVER read. As a pretty big of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s work, as well as a good older brother’s best friend romance trope, I had high hopes for this one. I listened to the audiobook, and I very much regret it.
Happy reading!


Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn / Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Series: Gamble Brothers #1
Pages: 172
Publication Date: April 2012
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars
Read April 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Madison Daniels has worshiped her brother’s best friend since they were kids. Everyone thinks she and Chase Gamble would make the perfect couple, but there are two major flaws in their logic. 1) Chase has sworn off relationships of any kind and 2) after blurring the line between friends and lovers for one night four years ago, they can’t stop bickering.
Forced together for her brother’s wedding getaway, Chase and Madison decide to call a truce for the happy couple. Except all bets are off when they’re forced to shack up in a tacky ’70s honeymoon suite and survive a multitude of “accidents” as the family tries to prove their “spark” can be used for more than fighting. That is, if they don’t strangle each other first…


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Review: Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths #1)

Hello!! I hope you’re all doing well. ❤
Today I’m back with a review of yet another supremely disappointing read from the new year.
Hope you enjoy!


Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #1
Pages: 262
Publication Date: December 2012
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars
Read January 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.
Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart, reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair.
But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.


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Have you read Ten Tiny Breaths? Do you think that it deserves all of the raving reviews and positive ratings?
Have you read any of K. A. Tucker’s other books? Are they on your TBR?
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Review: Confess

Good morning!! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. ❤
Today I’m bringing you a review of my latest and most likely my last Colleen Hoover read, Confess. I’ve discovered that Colleen’s books are VERY hit or miss for me, and this one was most definitely a miss.
I hope you enjoy!! 


Confess by Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 320
Publication Date: March 2017
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars
Read January 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Auburn Reed is determined to rebuild her shattered life and she has no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to become deeply attracted to the studio’s enigmatic artist, Owen Gentry.
For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is hiding a huge secret. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything Auburn loves most, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it—but can she do it?


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Until next time! 😉

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ARC Review: Bootleg Stardust

Happy Thursday! I hope you’re all doing well. ❤
This morning, I’m here with a review of Bootleg Stardust by Glenn Dixon, which will be published on April 6 this year! Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for providing me with an eARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review!
Happy reading!! 😉


Bootleg Stardust by Glenn Dixon
Genre: Adult – Historical Fiction, Romance
Pages: 304
Publication Date: April 6, 2021
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars
Read February 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Daisy Jones & the Six meets Nick Hornby in this uplit debut novel about a young musician who auditions for a band and is suddenly catapulted into the wild world of rock and roll stardom, where nothing is quite what it seems.
Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom on your way to the top.
It’s 1974. The music world is rocking with bellbottoms, platform shoes, and lots and lots of drugs. This year’s sensation is an American band called Downtown Exit and their latest album has just gone gold.
For high school dropout Levi Jaxon, things aren’t so great. After bouncing around foster homes for years, he’s living in his best friend’s basement. His dream is to someday be a rock star, but he has a problem—his own band has just broken up.
In an uncanny stroke of luck, Levi lands an audition for Downtown Exit, who are now recording their second album at Abbey Road Studios. He arrives in London and aces his audition, only to learn he’s not really in the band. No, Levi’s job is to sit in the wings and cover for the band’s real guitarist when he inevitably starts tripping on stage.
Levi sticks with it, hoping to step into the role he’s always dreamed of. But he must first navigate egos, jealousies, and deceptions. Frankie, the band’s front man, has it out for him. And Levi has fallen for Ariadne, the band’s photographer. All of them have their secrets, Levi included. And as the band tours through Europe and struggles to finish their new album, Levi comes face to face with unanswered questions from his past and the impossible price that fame demands.
Utterly magical and transporting, Bootleg Stardust is a one-of-a-kind joyride about the power of music to bring people together—and break them apart—and the courage it takes to find your own voice.


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Review: Midnight Blue

Good afternoon and happy Sunday!! I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend so far. ❤
Today I’m sharing a quick review of a book that I started reading but had to DNF a couple of months ago.
Happy reading! 😉


Midnight Blue by L. J. Shen
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance, Music
Pages: 370
Publication Date: January 2018
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars (DNF)
Read June 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
It should have been easy.
I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.
I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.
The worst part is that I should have known better.
Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.
“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”
Guess what? I didn’t listen.
I signed the contract.
World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.
My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.
Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.
Then he took my heart.
Then he took my all.
From bestselling author L.J. Shen, comes a new, standalone, contemporary romance.


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Review: Punk 57

Hello, hello my lovely readers! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! ❤
Today I am here with a review of the highly praised new adult romance, Punk 57. I had such high expectations for this novel, but quite frankly, I was disgusted and hated it.
Happy reading!! 😉


Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 343
Publication Date: October 2016
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars
Read July 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
“We were perfect together. Until we met.”
Misha
I can’t help but smile at the words in her letter. She misses me.
In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.
It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…
And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.
Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.
We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?
Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?
F*ck it. I need to meet her.
I just don’t expect to hate what I find.
Ryen
He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.
Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his number or picture or something.
He could be gone forever.
Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.


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Have you read any of Penelope Douglas’ other novels?
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Until next time!! 😉

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Review: The Unrequited

Good evening! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! ❤
Today I have a review for the first book that I have DNFed in years. This story had a fantastic premise and a really strong start, but it just didn’t go in the direction that I was hoping.
Happy reading!! 😉


 The Unrequited by Saffron A. Kent
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 340
Publication Date: July 2017
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars (DNF)
Read April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Layla Robinson is not crazy. She is suffering from unrequited love. But it’s time to move on. No more stalking, no more obsessive calling.
What she needs is a distraction. The blue-eyed guy she keeps seeing around campus could be a great one—only he is the new poetry professor—the married poetry professor.
Thomas Abrams is a stereotypical artist—rude, arrogant, and broody—but his glares and taunts don’t scare Layla. She might be bad at poetry, but she is good at reading between the lines. Beneath his prickly façade, Thomas is lonely, and Layla wants to know why. Obsessively.
Sometimes you do get what you want. Sometimes you end up in the storage room of a bar with your professor and you kiss him. Sometimes he kisses you back like the world is ending and he will never get to kiss you again. He kisses you until you forget the years of unrequited love; you forget all the rules, and you dare to reach for something that is not yours.
NOTE: Please be aware that this book deals with sensitive topics like cheating. 18+ Only.


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Review: Until The End (Sea Breeze #9)

Until the End by Abbi Glines
Genre: 
Young Adult / New Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Series: Sea Breeze #9
Pages: 400
Publication Date: October 2014
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars (DNF)
Read June 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:
The backstory that fans have been clamoring for—how Rock and Trisha fell in love—is the final installment in the Sea Breeze series from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines. And don’t miss the sizzling Epilogue, where Abbi wraps up all the Sea Breeze couples’ stories!
Trisha Corbin always knew how to hide a bruise. With her momma’s boyfriends unable to keep their hands off of her, she had no choice. And as long as it meant the guys wouldn’t go near her little brother, Krit, it was worth it. But her days of dreaming that Prince Charming would ever come rescue her are far, far in the past.
Rock Taylor always had a plan. Through football, he would rise above the life he was born into. A full ride to play for a major college team was within his reach—assuming he didn’t let anything get in his way. But scoring a date with the hottest girl in Sea Breeze was proving harder than expected. Trisha Corbin was every man’s walking fantasy, and she wouldn’t even glance his way.
When Rock finally does get Trisha in his truck, it isn’t for a date. It’s because he picks her up on the side of the road, beaten and bruised and walking to the local hospital. Before Rock knows it, football is no longer his life. Trisha Corbin is. And he’ll do anything to save her. And keep her.
In addition to Rock and Trisha’s love story, this special novel contains the wrap-up stories of all your favorite Sea Breeze couples: Sadie and Jax, Marcus and Low, Cage and Eva, Preston and Amanda, Jess and Jason, Krit and Blythe, and Dewayne and Sienna.


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